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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - November 7, 1982, Tokyo, JapanSunday november 7, 1982 Pacific stars and stripes Meese won t testify in draft Case los Angeles a the . Government on Friday refused to obey a court order directing White House counsel Edwin Meese Iii to testify Ina draft resister s trial and acknowledged that the refusal probably meant the charges would be dismissed. Assistant . Attorney Richard Romero said he expected the Case against David Alan Wayte to be thrown out but added following the dismissal the government will promptly pursue an Wayte 21, was charged with refusing to Register for the draft. His attorneys maintained he was being prosecuted because of his vocal opposition to draft registration. The government also refused to give defense attorneys White House documents pertaining to draft resister prosecution policy. Defense attorneys say those documents would prove their argument of selective prosecution. As we have explained at some length in other pleadings in this Case it is our position that important governmental interests Are at stake i connection with our claim of privilege which we sincerely believe have not been shown to have been override in this Case said the written refusal filed with . District judge Terry Hatterer. Nor can we concur in the court s conclusion that a sufficient basis has been established to justify requiring the appearance and testimony of an official As senior As the Counselor to the president the document said referring to Meese. There was no immediate response from Hatter who on thursday had Given the government until noon Friday to notify him of whether it intended to comply with his orders. Defense attorney William Smith commenting outside the courtroom on what he described As total indecisiveness by the government said he believed the White House documents must contain politically embarrassing material or else they the government would t be fighting this strike from Page 1 a Long labor minister Russell Ramsay said the government was not considering Back to work Legisla Tion. But he left the door open for future action if the strike is a protracted am hopeful the Chrysler corporation will come to its senses White and Chrysler chairman Lee Iacocca had met face to face on wednesday. It is now Iacocca s decision As to what he s going to Doto Settle this strike White said. We will take a strike if we must Iacocca said even though we Are aware it could put us out no strike against Chrys Ler in recent years has lasted More than a few said Chrysler insulted its Canadian employees by offering them the same package rejected by 70 percent of american Chrysler Law workers now earn $3 an hour less than their counter parts at Ford of Canada and general motors of Canada. This strike will have a Swift an devastating effect on the company our employees and their families and the communities they live in Chrysler chief negotiator Willia Fisher said shortly after the walkout said the Canadian strike would Lead to staggered shutdowns of some . Plants that Supply the Canadian operations and other facilities which use Canadian produced Parent company will be affected As Early As monday morn ing he said. Chrysler spokesman Robert heat said 2,500 workers at 16 plants in four states will be on temporary Layoff by the end of the week. The workers will not be eligible for supplemental unemployment benefits usually paid by the company because their layoffs Are because of a labor dispute. The layoffs will include 1,000 in the Detroit area at the Sterling Heights Warren and Mack Avenue stamping plants the Mound Road engine Plant Detroit forge and Axle Trenton chemical Detroit Glass and Detroit trim 800 layoffs will come at Ohio plants in Twinsburg Toledo Dayton Van Wert and Sandusky. About 400 will be Laid off in Kokomo and Indianapolis ind., and 300 in Hunts Ville Ala. All of the plants make component for Canada or make components for plants that serve number of layoffs will continue to Rise As Long As the strike carries on said Heath. Chrysler s . Workers voted Las month to postpone further negotiations until january rather than begin a strike during the Christmas the traditionally More militant Canadian Branch of the United autoworkers Union rejected a similar is Likely to be ill feeling on the part of some american a members toward their Canadian counterparts.. Auto workers were convinced not to strike by their Union leaders Contention that the automaker would be damaged and possibly destroyed by a walkout. Having done their Lee Iacocca part the american workers now face losing their jobs workers Are concerned. They want to see the Canadian brother get the Money but they would feel awful shot Down if they do since we could t get up front raises this fall said Joe games president of local 1183 in Newark Del. Noble from Page 1 sluggish among Blue Collar workers Rose 0.3 of a percent fro september to 15.9 percent and unemployment among full Tim workers climbed to 10.5 percent from 10.1 percent a month earlier. The jobless rate for part Tim workers stood at 10.1 percent Down from 10.5 percent. We have never had the rate for full time workers exceed that for part time workers noted Bureau of labor statistics analyst Deborah Klein. I think that s clearly a Signor the recession and its Impact on the durable goods manufacturing rate held steady for Blacks for Blacks one of the hardest hit segments of the labor Force unemployment held steady at the record 20.2 percent reached in september. Teen age unemployment Rose 0.3of a percentage Point to 24.0 percent Matching previous record in the construction Industry Rose slightly to 23 other population categories new jobless peaks were reached for adult men 9.8 percent up from 9.6.adult women 8.6, up from 8.3. Whites 9.3, up from 9.0.hispanics, 15.2, up from 14.6. Married men 7.6, up from 7.3.the unemployment report was in line with government figures re leased thursday that said 4.69 million americans Drew jobless checks in mid october the highest number since the benefits program was enacted in the 1930s. Average duration of unemployment Rose to 17.2 weeks As the number of Long term unemployed continued to Rise the Bureau said. That statistic however fell jus Short of the record 17.3 average set in the recession of 1961.in september unemployment hit double digits for the first time in 42years. The previous record is the annual average of 14.6 percent recorded in 1940 at the Tail end of the depression. The All time High was 24.9 percent in 1933.the proportion of the population with jobs at 56.6 percent Las month has declined by almost 2 percentage Points since the recession began. Reagan sympathetic concerned White House spokesman Larr Speakes said president Reagan is sympathetic and concerned about the difficulties of those who Are unemployed but said again that the administration has Laid the foundation for economic recovery that will alleviate said Reagan believes that unemployment can not be solve without attacking High taxes High interest rates and High believe this will bring results in the near future Speakes said. Al Cio spokesman Murray see Ger said the 10.4 percent rate reinforces our belief that the recession continues and that we have yet to see the Peak of unemployment. Looking ahead the projections of business spending for capital improvement the Small number of future orders and other Advance economic indicators offer Little hop for a turnaround in the Economy Seeger said. Since the Spring private economists have hoped for a surge in retail spending to Lead the nation out of the recession. Signals of a consumer revival have been mixed however and even the approaching Holiday shopping season is unlikely to broaden Job opportunities analysts contend. The deteriorating Job Market coupled with substantial gains in the House by democrats who campaigned against Reagan s economic Strat egy Are producing heightened Call for a government Public works program. Eugene Eidenberg executive director of the democratic National committee predicted that democrats will push anew for enactment of a government subsidized Public jobs program. Dristan � from Page 1 lodged in Candy were reported spokesman for . Forces Japan spokesman said an individual not identified by name or sex took the dristan tablets last week. The victim was released from Camp Kuwae Hospital without treatment the spokesman said. Dristan was removed from the Point of Purchase Torii station until an investigation could be made. The first Case of doctored Candy the spokesman said was reported just after halloween a straight pin that punctured a bag of Brach Royal Caramel Candy and pierced a piece of the other cases the spokesman said a sewing Needle was stuck into miniature or. Goodbar obtained during straight pins also were lodged in a Brach s Jelly bar treat and Brach s Huck finn miniature Candy bar both of which were obtained As halloween treats. Island wide warnings about pos sible tampering were broadcast Over the far East network the spokesman said. There Are no suspects yet in the tampering cases the spokesman added

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