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Page 6-Tuesday, January 29, 1980--The Michigan Daily
Moslem leaders hit
Soviet 'tyranny'

From AP and UPI
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Islamic
foreign Ministers passed a resolution
-early today condemning the Soviet
r4ilitary intervention in Afghanistan as
a flagrant violation" of international
lws.
The ministers from 34 Moslem
nations also suspended Afghanistan's
hembership in the international
Islamic organization.
OTHER RESOLUTIONS before the
energency meeting that opened Sun-
day deal with the Palestinian issue and
Iran, spokesmen reported yesterday.
Six Afghan rebel leaders, claiming to
represent about 100,000 guerrillas
fighting against the Soviet-backed
Afghan government, were allowed to
present their case for military and
economic assistance to the three-day
emergency Islamic Conference.
It was the first time the Afghan rebel
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leaders had been allowed to formally
take part in an international diplomatic
gathering.
THE FINAL session of the conferen-
ce also was virtually certain to approve
a resolution opposing "the Soviet
military intervention in Afghanistan."
The resolution demands "the im-
mediate and unconditional withdrawal
of all Soviet troops stationed on Afghan
territories, and reiterates that Soviet
troops should refrain from acts of op-
pression and tyranny against the
Afghan people and their struggling
sons . . . and urges all countries and
peoples to secure the Soviet withdrawal
through all possible means."
The Palestine Liberation
Organization also was represented at
the conference, but Afghanistan sent no
delegation.
There was no immediate word on the
vote count on the anti-Soviet resolution.
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Drop in productivity rate
signals more high inflation
WASHINGTON (AP)-The pro- the retail level.
ductivity of U.S. businesses and Laurnece Fulco, an economist at the
workers fell 0.9 per cent in 1979, only the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor
second decline in 32 years and a signal Statistics, said the effects of the falling
of continued high inflation, the Labor productivity rate should show up in
Department reported yesterday. higher retail prices in the coming mon-
Productivity delcined last year ths.
because paid working hours increased
at a faster rate than economic output, THE PRODUCTIVITY report was
the department said. Hours rose 3.3 per released just a few days after the
cent from 1978, while output advanced government reported that consumer
2.3 per cent. prices rose 13.2 per cent during 1979, the
PRODUCTIVITY assesses the ef- highest rate since 1946.
ficiency of production in the economy The Labor Department has been
by measuring how many goods and collecting quarterly productivity data
services can be turned out in one hour since 1947, The only other time that the
of paid working time. It measures the rate has fallen for a full year during
combined contributions of machines that time was 1974, when productivity
managerial and worker skills, and dropped three per cent due to the
other factors affecting production. recession that year.
A decline in the productivity rate Productivity advanced by a slim 0.5
means higher unit labor costs, since per cent in 1978.
businesses cannot offset rising payroll DURING TlE fourth quarter of 1979,
costs through increased production per productivity declined at an annual rate
worker. The result is price inflation at of 1.6 per cent, the government said. It
was the fourth straight quarter that the
rate had fallen.

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Council discusses

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energy sac
(Continued from Page 1)
residential and commercial buildings
toincrease energy efficiency;
* Development of land use policies to
control density and development pat-
terns according to impact on transit
systems and building configurations;
* Increased use of renewable resour-
ces such as solar power, hydro-electric
power from the Huron River dams, and
waste recovery;
* Reduction of automobile use-
through ride-share and car pool
programs and bicycles (The Ann Arbor
Transportation .Authority and the
Bicycle Coordinator will participate in
this part of the program), and
" Reduction of energy consumption
by city government units in con-
tinuation of the programs started last
year to increase fuel efficiency in City
Hall and other municipal buildings, city
vehicles, and street lighting.
According to the plan, to be super-
vised by the city administrator, Council
will appoint a 15-member Energy.
Steering Committee of business,

resident, and University represen-
tatives. The committee will review the
energy policy and make recommen-
dations to council A final policy
document is scheduled for completion
by January 1981.
INTERESTED community members
will be invited to participate in a com-
munity forum and five task forces to
discuss the policy. A community
promotion task force will advocate
ener-gy programs through various
community organizations.
Students and faculty in the University
School of Natural Resources and the In-
stitute for Public Policy provide input
in the writing of the energy program.
Members of the University community
will be asked to serve on the Com-
munity Forum and task forces.
According to city energy consultant
Lawrence Thall, a lot of federal funds
will be available for communities like
Ann Arbor with energy conservation
programs. Several energy-saving bills
are currently pending in Congress.

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Counseling Group
For STUDENTS with DIVORCED PARENTS
Men & Women who wish to look at the impact of their parents' divorce
on their own intimate relationships. This is an opportunity to explore
in a supportive group setting, issues such as fears of intimacy, security
in relationships, attitudes about long-term relationships & commitments.
MEETING TIME: MONDAYS 2-4 p.m.
For more information contact Counseling Services
3100 Michigan Union or call 764-8312
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Kennedy

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attempts
to revive
candidacy.
(Continued from Pagel)
stance for Kennedy - especially where
domestic policy was concerned.
On foreign issues he extended an
olive branch to both the Russians and
Iran, while warning that the nation
must build up its conventional weapons
system and its military presence in the
Middle East.
THE STUDENT audience gave the
speech a warm reception, but saved its
biggest hand for Kennedy's opposition
to Carter's proposal for renewing the
draft registration. Kennedy said it
would only produce a "paper curtain
against the Soviet Union," while still
taking six months to train recruits.
On Iran, Kennedy called for im
mediate creation of a U.N. commission
to investigate the crimes of the deposed
shah - but he said the probe should not
begin until the hostages are freed
unharmed.

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