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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, September 21, 1980-Page 3
Drgistrants face decision

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Registrants for the draft who failed to include
their social security numbers-either willfully or
through neglect-when completing forms this past
summer must now decide whether they will comply
with the government's request for the information.
All 19- and 20-year-old men who registered,
whether or not they completed the social security
number section, were mailed confirmation letters
this week, according to Betty Alexander, Selective
Service public information director.
photocopy of the registrant's form. Men who did not
complete the request for their social security number=
br made any other errors on the forms have 10 days to
return the completed photocopy.
Alexander said there is no count on how many men

did not comply with the social security number
Howard Simon, Michigan executive director of the
American Civil Liberties Union, said yesterday there
are three options for those who did not enter their.
social security numbers in the summer: They can
complete the form as requested, refuse to comply, or
return the form uncompleted and include a letter
stating they are plaintiffs in the current ACLU class
action suit against registration.
THE ACLU IS USING the 1974 Privacy Act as the
basis for contesting the Selective Service
requirement that registrants submit their social
security numbers. The act prohibits any new uses of
the number as a means of identification without prior
congressional approval. (Because it began using the
number for identification before the act was passed,
the University can continue to do so.)

Simon ,said the use of the number on draft
registration forms was an administrative decision by
the Selective Service, not a decision by Congress.
Another ACLU suit, which contests registration
because it may discrimiante against women, is ex-
pected to be heard by the Supreme Court this fall. The
ACLU anticipates a decision in this suit by December
or January.
ACLU attorney David Landau, who is leading the
Privacy Act case, suggested that those who do not
wish to comply with the social security number
request but want to minimize the risk of prosecution
should return the incomplete form with a letter.
The letter should indicate that the registrant is
awaiting a decision in the ACLU suit (expected
sometime around Thanksgiving) and that he will
comply with the request if the judge rules against the r
suit, Simon said.


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Iranians don't plan to leave U.S.


From United Press International
Iranian students in the United States
who backed the Ayatollah Ruhollah
Khomeini's overthrow of the shah don't
appear too eager to return home to help
fight Iraq.
A check of college and university
can)puses around the country yester-
day found little evidence of any impen-
ding patriotic exodus.
IRANIAN STUDENTS said they were
monitoring the fighting closely. Some
accused the United States of helping
Iraq and said they didn't believe that
battle reports were accurate.
Parvis Karimi, 34, a graduate student
at Texas Southern University, said he
-had talked to his family in Iran Wed-
nesday and was told "they didn't need
any more soldiers."
Saeid Safari, 21, a TSU mechanical
;engineering student, said he would
:return home to help if needed "but
they've got enough people back there."
"THERE'S NO NEED for us to go
arid fight," Safari said. "The news
we're getting now is not accurate. We
;have destroyed many Iraqi bases, but
youtdon't-see that in the news."
E'f they called us, we would go back
'because that is our home," said Moshen
Mphazzab, 26, an engineering student
atthe University of Houston.,
At Stanford University in Galifornia,
a group of students who declined to give
their names said they believed the
United States was helping Iraq.
"THE FACTS ARE that the United
States is behind this war," one of them
said. "The U.S. is dividing up Iran. The

ultimate aim is the Persian Gulf, the
A 26-year-old doctorate candidate in
engineering said he was wondering if he
should return to help his family in
"I can't make decisions," he said,
"but if they declare real war, yes, I get
my ticket."
FEW OF THE 52 Iranian students at
Georgetown University in Washington,
D.C., are pro-Khomeini, said graduate
student Neguin Yavari. But she said
they realize the alternatives found in
Khomeini's political opposition are
"pretty shaky, too."
For that reason, she said, most
students were reluctant to return unless
the fighting spread, adding she and a
few of her friends were considering a
move to Europe.
"Khomeini destroyed a whole
lifestyle," she said. "An education isn't
worth anything there any more."
PIXIE MARTIN, who works at the in-
ternational student advisor's office at
the University of Minnesota and who is
engaged to an Iranian graduate
student, said the Iranian students 'she
knows felt that Khoneini was acting on
"religious fervor and not political
"Rushing home is about the last thing
on their minds," she said.
A check with foreign student advisers
also turned up little evidence of
homeward bound activities.
"NONE FROM PITT have gone
back-at least that I'm aware of. We
meet with them daily and we would

know," said a foreign student adviser
at the University of Pittsburgh.
Texas Tech immigration counselor
Debbie Martin said "a couple" of
Iranian students were considering
returning to their homeland to fight
against Iraq.
"They are very worried right now,"
Martin said. "As to whether they will
follow through, I have no way of

"Our Iranian students are keeping a
low profile," said an official at Roger
'Williams College in Bristol, R.I.
"Our foreign student adviser, John
Christina, talked to them yesterday and
nobody is leaving to go back and fight.
They aren't sure what it would do to
their immigration status."

Air Force checks
Arkansas illnesses



AAFC-The Awful Truth, 7 and 10:30 p.m.; Arsenic and Old Lace,
'8:30 p.m., MLB 3.
Alt. Action Films-Blazing Saddles, 7 and 11 p.m.; The Twelve Chairs,
9p.m., MLB 4.
Cinema Guild-Julia, 7 and 9 p.m., Lorch Hall Aud.
Cinema II-Destination Moon, 7 p.m.; Death Race 2000, 9 p.m., Angell
Aud. A.
Japan Club-Open meeting, 7:30 p.m., International Center.
Ark-"Owen McBride," 9 p.m., The Ark, 1421 Hill St.
Canterbury Stage Co.-"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," 8 p.m.,
Canterbury Loft.
Eclipse Jazz-Ann Arbor Jazz Festival, 8 p.m., Hill Aud.
N.Y. Street. Theatre Caravan-"Morey Maguire," 8:30 p.m., R.C. Aud.
School of Music-"Dances for Two," 8 p.m., School of Music Recital

GUY, Ark. (AP)-Air Force experts
began testing water and soil in this
rural Arkansas community yesterday
to determine what caused some
residents to become ill following' last
week's explosion at a Tital II missile
silo, authorities said.
The state Health Department also
sent an investigator since "there is
enough suspicious information there
that it ought to be checked out in more
detail," said Robert Yong, director of
the department.
MAJ. ED NEUNHERZ, a spokesman
at Little Rock Air Force Base, said the
Air Force had sent three two-man
teams to talk to residents of Guy "to let
them know the Air Force is concerned."
In addition, he said several "bio-
environmental engineers" from the Air
Force were in Guy to make tests "to see
if there's been any toxic release in and
around Guy."'
Richard Merritt, a spokesman for the
state Department of Pollution Control
and Ecology, said the dipartment had
asked the Air Force to find out whether
the silo cracked and leaked chemicals
into water which feeds wells in the
ABOUT 3 A.M. on Sept. 19, a 103-foot
Titan II exploded in a silo five miles
northwest of this town of about 200,
killing one man, injuring 21, and
blowing a nuclear warhead several
hundred feet from the underground
Sgt. David Livingston, 22, of Heath,
Ohio, died partly as the result of lung
damage caused by breathing toxic
material, according to a spokesman at
the Little Rock hospital where he died.
Mayor Benny Mercer, 39, said that a
fog that looked like a "light snow" drif-
ted into Guy about 4 a.m. that day,
dissipating after about 15 minutes. It
made his nose burn to breathe the fog,
he said.
LATER THAT DAY, he said, mem-
bers of at least nine families in Guy
began to suffer similar sym-
ptoms-burning sensations in the nose,
throat,'lungs and stomach; nausea, and
dry, salt-tasting lips.
Young said some reports to the
Health Department indicated that the
"fog" was " brownish-red color that'
could have been a nitrogen-type cloud."
Nitrogen tetroxide was one of the
chemicals that was used to form the
propellant in the Titan II, the Air Force
has said.
" A QUESTION THAT arose in our
mind was the far-out possibility that
maybe there was another leak in
another silo at that time," Young said.
He said the Air Force denied that any
others were leaking.
Dr. Richard Hinkle, 58, of nearby

Quitman, said he had seen eight or nine
patients from Guy who were com-
plaining of the symptoms. They
probably breathed some fumes from
the blast, he said.
Mercer said 'some individuals, in-
cluding himself, have had the sym-
ptoms off and on for a week. Mercer
blamed the silo and complained that the
Air Force "wouldn't admit to





Ann Arbor U. Women's Club-Book Sale, 12-9 p.m., Union Ballroom.
Grad. Women's Network-Conference, "Women in Academe: The Time.
That Try Men's Souls," 9:30 a.m., Union.
ICLE-Workshop, "Gov't Controls on Imports," 9 a.m., Hutchins Hall.
ILIR-Conference, "Discovering Workers' Culture in American
Society," 9 a.m., Rackham Aud.
ISI-Canoeing and picnic, open to all foreign students, noon, 994-4669.
Literary Council of Washtenaw County-Workshop, volunteer adult
reading tutoring, final day, 9 a.m., Ann Arbor Public Library.
UAC-Auditions, Pint-sized Productions' "Winnie the Pooh," 6:30 p.m.,
Union; Dance, 9 p.m., Union Ballroom.
U of M Sports-Football, Michigan vs. South Carolina, 1 p.m., U
Stadium; Childrens Sports-O-Rama, 8:30 a.m., NCRB; IM Tennis, 9 a.m.,
Palmer Field; Michigan Rugby vs. Detroit, 2 p.m., Elbel Field.
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