ALSO OF NOTE IN POLAND
* The Polish parliament began considering Oct. 26 a package of bills aimed at those the government calls social parasites. The government-sponsored bills are aimed at combatting work-shirking, alcoholism, and juvenile delinquency.
The anti-shirkers bill would require all able-bodied men and women to register for work. If they became unemployed, they would have to accept another job within three months.
The Roman Catholic Church, intellectuals, and certain politicians oppose the bill, contending the clause sanctioning compulsory labor could be directed against the government's political opponents.
In the Soviet Union, a number of dissidents have been convicted of parasitism. A similar law exists in Czechoslovakia.
* Poland's prosecutor general said 22 former officials have been indicted for economic crimes and other abuses of power. Franciszek Rusek did not reveal the names of the indicted.