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June 03, 1980 - Image 7

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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, June 3, 1

AP Photo

A GROUP OF CUBAN refugees rush to the main gate of the Fort Chaffee, to a nearby highway, but were chased back to the gate by police.
Ark., relocation center Monday as rioting breaks out. Many refugees made it
Troops ordered to refugee site

From APandUPI
FORT CHAFFEE, Ark. - A con-
tingent of 1,400 Army troops was or-
dered to this seething Cuban refugee
relocation center yesterday, as
President Carter called for tighter
security to curtail rioting.
The White House ,also announced the
arrests of t about three dozen
"ringleaders" believed responsible for
Sunday distrubances, in which state
police fired toward hundreds of rock-
throwing refugees, four buildings bur-
ned, five Cubans were hit by gunshots
and 15 troopers were injured.

WITH ABOUT 18,000 Cubans who fled
their homeland in a flotilla of small
boats waiting to be processed at Fort
Chaffee, tension has been building. The
refugees claim they are being un-
necessarily detained by red tape, and
some officials say they weren't
prepared to handle such a crush. About
1,000 refugees have been processed
here so far.
There have been several noisy
protests and attempted break-outs.
The worst came Sunday evening
when three buildings at the fort were
destroyed and a fourth, a mess hall,

was heavily damaged by fires set by
angry Cubans who roamed in bands
through the compound after security
forces repulsed a breakout.
been reported at several other centers
set up around the country to handle the
almost 95,000 refugees who have
arrived from Cuba in the past six
White House press secretary Jody
Powell said military security personnel
at Chaffee had been increased from 600
to 2,000 on Carter's orders.
In Key West, Fla., there was a
resurgence of the Cuban exodus, when
at least 66 boats-set out for Florida in
rough seas yesterday. Included in the
exodus was a freighter carrying an
estimated 2,000 to 3,000 refugees.
U.S. REP. ROBERT Davis, (R-
It is said that the tradition of the
Christmas creche or manger
originated with Saint Francis of Assisi
in the 13th century.

Mich.), said yesterday in Washington
the United States "must stop the flow
temporarily" of Ctban refugees.
"If a person from a communist coun-
trywants to flee to a democratic nation,
I feel he should have every opportunity
to do so," Davis said.
"But for the United States to bear the
entire burden of that inflow is just too
much for our country to handle at this
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Klan listed as 'equal
opportunity employer'
PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) - The sheetsbeforeOctober.
Arizona Department of Economic "The listing did appear in our job{
Security listed the Ku Klux Klan as "an bank and printouts were sent to all of-
equal opportunity employer" seeking fices," said Mathis. "At first, the em-
workers to sew 500 sheets, its deputy ployee who took the order thought it
director conceded yesterday. But he was an hoax and did nothing about it."
said the offer never reached the general
public. MATHIS SAID a later call by a KKK
"We don't consider the Klan response spokesman assured the jobs division
- that it was an equal opportunity em- employee that it was not a hoax, and the
ployer on a one-time basis - adequate employee asked for an opinion from the
and we canceled the order last Friday attorney general's office.
after we checked up," said the official, Mathis said the opinion indicated the
Don Mathis. office had no choice so long as the
THE SUN CITY News-Sun had repor- request came from an equal oppor-
ted Saturday that the listing went to all tunity employer.
state-operated employment offices. The job bank listing said the positions
The sheets are to be used in the paid between $3.90 and $4.25 an hour as
Klan's robe-selling campaign now un- piece rate.
der way in Maricopa County, according The local -Klan organizer, who
to a spokesman for the Phoenix chapter declined to be identified, told the News-
of the white-supremacist group. He said Sun he contacted the agency on a rush
the Klan placed the listing with the job basis and hired five recruits, including
services division in order to make one "minority lady."
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