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KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP)-Quick-
spreading flames engulfed a century-
old poorhouse for women yesterday and
authorities feared 173 of the 203 residen-
ts perished-many of them old, crip-
pled, or blind.
Authorities said 144 bodies had been
recovered and the search continued for
29 missing persons. Five of the 30
known survivors were hospitalized for
treatment of burns and shock.
"First reports from the security for-
ces indicate strongly that this may have
been the work of arsonists," said Prime
Minister Michael Manley. He did not
explain why arson was suspected.
HE SAID IF arson is confirmed, "it
will represent- a crime against
humanity with no equal in our history."
Fire chief Roy Ridgeway said the
cause of the fire, Jamaica's worst ever,
was not determined.
Within minutes after receiving the
first call at 12:40 a.m., firemen said
they reached the scene only to see much
of the one-story, wood-and-concrete
building collapse. They found some
survivors walking aimlessly around the
grounds or sobbing in the arms of at-
tendants who had helped them flee.
A SOUTH KOREAN paratrooper swings a club at a protestor during yesterday's violent anti-military demonstrations
in Kwangju. Army units moved in to disperse hundreds of demonstrators who attacked and damaged radio and television
stations in the provincial capital, 150 miles south of Seoul.
PROTEST MILITARY T AK EOVER:
. Korea cabiets
SEOUL, South Korea (AP)-The
Cabinet resigned en masse yesterday in
an apparent protest of a military
takeover and to accept responsibility
for violent anti-government demon-
strations leading up to the takeover.
Police sources said six people were
killed, including four policemen who
were struck by a commandeered bus
during a violent demonstration by
100,000 persons in the provincial capital
of Kwangju. Two demonstrators also
were killed in the fighting. There was
no official confirmation of the deaths of
AT LEAST 45 of the 66 National
Assembly members in the opposition
New Democrat.ic Party also resigned
after being prevented from entering the
legislative building. Their party leader,
Kim Young-sam, was placed under
military guard when he defied a ban on
political activity and issued a
statement protesting the military
takeover on Sunday.
In Washington, Secretary of State
Edmund Muskie expressed concern
about the political upheaval in South
Korea and called on all elements to use
restraint to achieve "some kind of
stability." At a news conference,
Muskie sidestepped a question as to
how long the United States can support
an allied government which lacks
broad-based political support, saying
this was too sensitive an issue to deal
with in a public forum.
No official confirmation was
available of the death of the four
policemen in Kwangju, reported by
police sources. Other sources said two
civilians died in hospitals of injuries
suffered during a demonstration Mon-
day. Reports of several more dead
could not be confirmed.
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Economy winds down as
housing industry falters
From UPIand AP
WASHINGTQN - The recession-
plagued economy wound down during
the first three months of this year as the
housing industry virtually collapsed
and the American consumer grew
cautious, the government reported
During the same period, January to
March, inflation-adjusted profits for
American businesses slumped 2.6 per
cent, marking the second straight quar-
AND WHILE the economy was on the
wane, inflation was on the rise.
The Commerce Department said its
"implicit price deflator" - a general
measure of the underlying rate of in-
flation - rose 9.3 per cent during the
first quarter. This was a hefty increase
over the 8.4 per cent rate during the last
three months of 1979.
Economists see the nation's output
plummeting even more from April
through June, as unemployment jumps,
production falls and sales falter.
The Ann Arbor Film C perafAy Presents at Aud A: $1.0
Wednesday, May 21
THAT OBSCURE OF DESIRE
(Luis Bunuel, 1971) 7&10:20-AUD A
Once again that mad Spanish director of The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
and Un Chien Andalou makes ridiculous the moral attitudes and sexual-passions
of the European bourgeoisie. FERNANDO REY is sexually frustrated and
flustered chasing the elusive and beautiful Conchita. She reneges again and
again on her promise to make love to him and drives him to bizarre extremes.
"Magisterially, Bunuel rearranges key themes from his own work to come up
with caustic (and brilliantly funny) analysis of terrorism in ail its assorted forms.
Four stars."-SIGHT AND SOUND. In French with English subtitles.
PHANTOM OF LIBERTY
(Luis Bunuel, t974) 8:40-AUD A
This film is a surrealist treat. Bunuel pushes himself and advances beyond
Discreet Charm with an ironic circularity that comes closer to un Chien Andalou
than in recent works. As usual, Bunuel challenges conventional attitudes con-
cerning sex, politics and religion. French with English subtitles.
Tomorrow: Alfred Hitchcock's SUSPICION at the Michigar Theqtre. Admrri,
si6r*$2.00; matinees: $1.50 x