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10 / DE8 M01NES REGISTER • Thurt., Aug. 2S, 1975 Refugee farmers to Iowa P. T. •!«»• State officials decided Wednesday that the 500 refu gees of the Vietnam war who art to be resettled in Iowa will be a group of Thai Dam — farmers who have lived in Laos the past few years. But it probably will be a month or more before the first Thai Dam, who mainly have been livestock producers, will reach Iowa, officials said. The request that Iowa take the agriqulture-oriented group, which is awaiting transportation t othe United States from a refugee camp along the Mekong River jn Thailand, was made by the U.S. State Department. The request was agreed to in a meeting Wednesday between Gov. Robert Ray and the heads of six state agencies that will be involved with settling the Thai Dam. Colleen Shearer, vice-chairman of the Iowa Employment Security Commission and the state's project co-ordinator for resettling the refugees, said, "They are not urban-oriented. We just felt the small town environment of Iowa would suit them, and their economic pursuits would suit us. "We think these people will fit better here than other Indochina groups (that • come from urban areas)." Shearer said she has met with farm groups and will schedule future meetings in the effort to find jobs for the Thai Dam on Iowa farms and in small towns. The one group of Thai Dam now in Thailand and awaiting resettlement numbers about 100 families and, Shearer said, "fear for their lives" because they were allied with U.S. military or civilian efforts during the Vietnam war. The resettlement effort is being financed through the Indochina Resettlement Act, approved by Congress with a $405 million appropriation. The state can bill the federal government up to |auu per person tor assisting in finding them homes. NOIO, HARRIET O/O ! SPAIN: DEATH TO TERRORISTS MADRID, SPAIN (AP) Spain declared an automatic death penalty for terrorist killers Wednesday on the eve of a trial of two Basque separatists the state wants to execute for killing a paramilitary civil guard. The trial, scheduled before a military court in the northern city of Burgos, set off scattered protests. Police went on extra alert against reaction in the Basque provinces. The new lawrsigned-by Gen. Francisco Franco, Spain's longtime ruler, decreed death for anyone killing a member of the police, the armed forces or security units during an act judged by the state to be ter- •orism. The law does not apply to ordinary criminal acts. But it applies to terrorists who kidnap and kill or who •mutilate" their victim. It is not retroactive and does not ap- ily to 16 Spaniards due to be ried soon on terrorism harges, a government spokesman said. The death penalty has been asked for eight of the 16. The government, approving :he death 'penalty law after a Franco cabinet meeting last week, said 31 persons have seen killed in more than 100 terrorist attacks in the past 18 months. The new law wjll be in force For two years. It allows police to search without warrants and to hold suspected terrorists beyond the 72 hours guaranteed in Spain's bill of rights. It outlaws Communist, anarchist and separatist groups and anyone advocating polltli violence. 14,000 years ago: Snow was dirtier COLUMBUS, OHIO (AP) An pjiio^tate University study of ice cores from the last glacial period about 14,000 years ago shows that snow was much dirtier than that falling today. The university's Institute of Polar Studies has been analyzing the cores taken from Byrd Station in West Antarctica and. Camp Century in Greenland. 100 Times Dirtier Lonnie Thompson, research associate at the institute, said the snow from Bryd Station was 100 times dirtier during the glacial period than it is today and that from Camp Century was four times dirtier. Research also indicated that large scale climatic changes may occur suddenly and that conditions causing them can develop in a relatively short time, Thompson said. "The transition from a high concentration of particles during the last glacial period to the low concentration of our present warm period takes place in less than 10 meters of ice, representing a time period of less than 100 years," he said. Research determined that the majority of particles from the last glacial period in West Ant- artica were of volcanic origin, Thompson said. Terrestrial Sources "A similar study on the Camp Century core has shown that its particles — which showed a large increase .in the glacial stage ice — are mainly from terrestrial sources, probably blown onto the ice sheet by the more intense winds which are thought to have characterized the last glaciation," be said. He said the larger concentration of particles in the Greenland core probably could be attributed to the much greater land mass in the Northern Hemisphere. Studies at the NASA-Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., using the Ohio State data on concentration and size distribution in the Byrd core showed that particle concentration was great enough to have caused the temperature changes typical of the last glacial period, he said. 5 Glaclattani During the past two million years, Thompson believes the earth has experienced at least five major glaciations, separated by relatively short periods, of warmth such as the one we live in today, he said. 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Goodrich Chemical Co. said Tuesday it has developed a vinyl chloride removal system it expects to reduce emissions -P?-*LJ!L to within federal regulations. Goodrich Chemical said the system is a continuous stripping process that cuts the content <rf vinyHAtoride in pofyvk nyl chloride resin to such a low level that processors and fabricators using the resins probably won't need to set up regulated areas to meet federal rules. . The gas was linked to a map b e r of industrial employe deaths from a previously rare form-of-liver - cancer, leading the Occupational Health ani Safety Administration to require industry to limit employe exposure. 'Little progress enforcing college nonbias rules' WASHINGTON, D.C, (AP) The Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) has made "very limited progress" in ensuring enforcement of mmdiscrimlnatton guidelines at some 1,300 colleges and universities, a General Accounting Office (GAO) report said Wednesday. Colleges and universities with SO or more employes and feder- _ 150,000 have been ordered to prepare written affirmative action plans to comply with the nondiscrimination guidelines. Only 21 OK* The GAO report said that most of the schools were required to file the plan* by May 19, 1973. But as of Dec. 9, 1974, only 2ft proposals had been approved by HEW's Office of Civil Rights. The agency took action on only « of the 243 plans submitUM during that period. The GAO study also found that the agency was inconsistent in its requirement of show cause notices for colleges and universities with affirmative action plan that were rejected. the agency is negotiating and conciliating with colleges and universities over prolonged periods rather than requiring them to prepare acceptable plans within the time specified, the study said. EieraUve Orders Federal monitoring of the affirmative action hiring effort la the result of two executive orders issued in 1985 and 1W7. 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