The Michigan Daily-Sunday, January 27, 1980-Page 5
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WASHINGTON (UPI) - Blacks lost their jobs at twice '
the rate whites did in America's harsh mid-1970s recession
B la c k s and - unlike whites - did not recover over the next few
years, a new National Urban League report concludes. "-
"Unemployment remained a serious barrier to economic
S l ~, J till u esecurity for the black community" during the decade, the
report says, and the average annual number of unemployed
blacks doubled - from 750,000 in 1970 to 1.4 million by 1978. '
THE REPORT on "The State of Black America," released '
last week by National Urban League President Vernon Jor-
don, notes some improvements but paints a gloomy picture '
in general of black economic and housing conditions.
"Blacks lost their jobs at almost double the rate ex-
perienced by whites between the third quarter of 1974 and the
second quarter of 1975" - during the worst recession in 40
r t Years, the report says.
re c ssio ' After experiencing a high rate of job layoffs, blacks were
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celled baclk to work at a slower rate than whites, it says.
THUS, WHILE unemployment among whites dropped by
about 1.7 million between 1975 and 1978, "black unem-
ployment remained virtually unchanged," according to the
It says joblessness among black teen-agers climbed
heavily during the period, and black women who had been
divorced or separated became "the most deprived group in
The number of white families below the poverty level
declined by two per cent between 1969 and 1978, while the
number of poor black families rose by 19 per cent, the report
Blacks had a median family income of $10,880 in 1978,
representing an actual six per cent gain above the 1977 level
when adjusted for inflation, according to the report. By com-
parison, whites had only a two per cent real income gain in
2978. hut their median income was $18,370.
From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - Justice Depar-
tment lawyers, preparing to slap
Chicago with the biggest school
desegregation suit in history, are not
ruling out seeking court-ordered busing
of students to and from the suburbs,
sources said yesterday.
One department source familiar with
the bitter Chicago controversy said it is
unlikely the initial suit - expected to be
approved soon by Attorney General
Benjamin Civiletti - will propose a
metropolitan-area busing solution.
BUT THE source said, "We're not
foreclosing aninter-district remedy."
The source said a city-suburban
solution will be difficult to achieve
because of complexities in researching
and proving, under strict Supreme
Daily Photo by MAUREEN O'MALLEY
Willis Wright surveys the Saturday afternoon State St. scene attended by
jazz trom his mobile music box. Displaying the utmost in collegiate winter
fashions, Wright shows that warmth need not be bulky or unattractive.
SWEARS OFF POT:
Mc artney returns home
* LONDON (UPI) - Blaming his
deportation from Japan on his
"American attitude" toward drugs,
Paul McCartney flew home yesterday
after 10 days in a Tokyo jail for
possession of about a half-pound of
marijuana, which he said he bought in
.McCartney, his wife Linda and their
four children landed unannounced at
Lydd airport in Kent and immediately
drove off into "quiet seclusion," a
*spokesman for the former Beatle said
"IT HAS BEEN a terrible shock," the
37-year-old musician said on the flight
from Tokyo to Amsterdam, where he
"I flew into Japan from America, and
I still had the American attitude that
marijuana isn't that bad. I know it
sounds daft but that's the truth - that's
why I stupidly brought the stuff with
McCartney was held at Narita airport
on January 16, after he arrived for an
11-concert sellout tour of Japan with his
band Wings, which was canceled after
CUSTOMS OFFICERS said he was
carrying nearly half a pound of
Jin th rspg
Have you ever attended a concert, play, or film only to awaken the
following morning to read a review that seemed to be written by someone
who went to a different show of the same name? If you've ever said "I could
do that!" after disagreeing with an arts page review, it's time to put your
typewriter wher your mouth is.,
The Michigan Daily is looking for new staff writers. The only prerequisites
are a specific interest in writing and a general interest in the arts (use your
own definition). Beside the usual popular music-theater-film criticism, we
have an urgent need for writers interested in classical music, the visual arts,
and arts-oriented features. The bottom line here is creativity; if you have
some insight or a new approach to offer, the arts page could be your outlet,
The meeting for prospective arts staff writers is TODAY Sunday, Jan. 27 up-
stairs and to the right at the Student Publications Building, 420 Maynard
(right behind the LSA Building) at 3:00 p.m. Please bring a typed, triple-
spaced sample of your writing (only a couple of pages in length), preferably
representative of the kind of events or subjects you would like to cover. If
you can't make it to the meeting, stop in any weekday afternoon and ask for
the arts editors.
marijuana in his suitcase.
McCartney said he bought the
marijuana in New York.
"'Shortly before I left, President Car-
ter had been asked what his attitude
was about cannabis and I think he
replied that it ought to be
decriminalized and made a
misdemeanor. That affected me, too.
So I just put a bag of the stuff in my
suitcase without thinking.
"I REALLY didn't realize that it was
a totally different culture in Japan and
that Japan's drug laws are very strict. I
didn't even think Customs would bother
to open my suitcase," McCartney said.
McCartney said his worst moment
was on rthe first night of his arrest,
during a visit by the British vice-consul.
"I thought fantastic, good old consul
is going to get me out and I would be on
the first plane. He just sat down and
said, 'Well, it could be eight years in
prison, you know'."
MCCARTNEY, WHO was known in
the cell block as "prisoner number 22,"
described his prison stay as "like
something out of the film 'Bridge Over
the River Kwai.'
"For eight days I didn't see any
daylight at all," he said.
"We were awakened at six a.m. and
then had to sit cross-legged on the floor
for roll-call ..,.they shouted out " 22"
and I had to shout back"hi."
Reunited with his family in Tokyo,
McCartney swore he "will never smoke
pot again," and flew back to England -
wearing a homemade ring fashioned
from a paper clip on his wedding finger.
Court standards, that predominantly
white suburbs helped cause racial im-
balance in mostly black inner city
. Without such proof, the high court has
ruled suburbs cannot be included in
court-ordered busing plans.
FOR THOSE reasons, sources said
the initial suit probably will be limited
to seeking school busing within the city.
But once it is filed, federal in-
vestigators hope to compile evidence
that some predominantly white suburbs
on the fringe of the city have con-
tributed to racial segregation among
the city's 500,000 school children.
If the evidence is strong enough, the
source said, the suit could be expanded
to make Chicago a new test case for at-
tempting to force city-suburban busing
in a big city.
Civiletti held out faint hope at a news
conference Friday that the case still
can be resolved out of court, indicating
he may hold up approving a suit to see if
new leaders of the Chicago school board
will consider a voluntary solution.
BUT SOURCES said prospects of
such a settlement are slim.
Meanwhile, Chicago Mayor Jane
Byrne, angry with the rebellious
Chicago Teachers Union, yesterday
sought a way to avert a union threat to
keep teachers away from classes
Byrne talked by telephone with of-
ficials involved with developing a plan
to ease the schools' financial problems,
and union spokesman Charles Burdeen
said arrangements were made for- a
meeting yesterday among union
leaders and the mayor. But Byrne said
she expects no such session.
A proposal to pull the nation's third-
largest public school system out of its
financial problems came apart Friday
night when the union's House of
Delegates voted 700-1 not to work until
teachers are paid all the money owed
The teachers also were upset that the
Board of Education did not approve
about $51 million in budget cuts by a
union-imposed deadline of 4:30 p.m.
YOUNG PEOPLE'S THEATER
This project funded by Michigan
Council for the Arts.
E IVIERSITY 1USICAL 8OCIETY present t
AQWO9 on una
" sleep in late
" have a leisurely brunch
" forget about the library
(at leasttill 2)
" and relax with
J1E AtCbt Man atlg
Jack Gold's 1968
THE BOFORS GUN
Starring NICOL WILLIAMSON, JOHN THAN and DAVID WARNER in 1954 Ger-
many, a British Army unit runs into trouble when a violent, unstable Irish
sergeant picks on a weakly national service corporal. "Keen, fascinating,
often crude. Notable for the excellent acting provided by its unattractively
recognizable army characters."
Monday: Hitchcock's PSYCHO (with Anthony Perkins in a duel role and
Janet Leigh cough in between)
Tues: Valentino in BLOOD AND SAND & Rane Claire's ENTR'ACTE
(free at 7:00 & 9:05)
iINHEM A GUTLD TNIHAT OLD ARCH. AUD.
CI EM G IL 7:00 9:05 $1 .50
Tuesday, Jan. 29,8:30,
5th Avenue at liberty St. 761-9700
Formerly Fifth forum Theater ;
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The high esteem for the Chorale was possibly best