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Vol. LIX, No. 2 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, September 8, 1978 Free issue Thirty-Six Pages-2 Sections
Carter speeds pace
of Mideast talks
CAMP DAVID, Md. (AP) -
President Carter stepped up the pace at
the Mideast summit yesterday, con-
vening two face-to-face sessions within
six hours with Egypt's Anwar Sadat
and Israel's Menachem Begin.
Under Carter's guidance, Begin and
Sadat discussed the thorniest issues of
the 30-year-old Arab-Israeli conflict
during the secrecy-shrouded talks at
this presidential retreat in Maryland's
A RELIABLE source, who asked not
to be identified, said the President
decided at the conclusion of the first,
three-hour session in Aspen Lodge, his
forested retreat, to bring Sadat and*
Begin back for another round at 5 p.m.
Later, the White House press office
confirmed the second session, which
followed a meeting of Begin and Carter
For the second day, Vice President
Walter Mondale arrived from
Washington. He joined Secretary of
State Cyrus Vance, Defense Secretary
Harold Brown and Zbigniew Brzezin-
ski, the U.S. national security adviser,
at talks in mid-afternoon with Israeli
Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan and
Defense Minister Ezer Weizman.
AFTER MEETING with the Israelis,
Mondale and Vance conferred for an
hour with Egypt's foreign minister,
Muhammad Ibrahim Kamil.
At nightfall, Carter planned to take a
break with the Egyptian president and
Israeli prime minister at a display of
precision-drilling by U.S. Marines
brought to Camp David from
Carter's negotiating strategy is to
avoid the easier course of beginning
with peripheral and less controversial
items. An Egyptian official, asking to
remain anonymous, said Carter, Begin
and Sadat were discussing central
THE U.S. President is trying to per-'
suade Sadat and Begin to compromise
differences over borders, Jewish set-
tlements, a Palestinian homeland and
There was no word from the Egyp-
tians, the Israelis or the Americans
about whether Carter was making
Carter, Begin and Sadat met for three
hours. At his daily briefing as the
meeting was drawing to a close, Jody
Powell, White House press secretary
and summit spokesman, touched on
Carter's determination to work out
.meaningful compromises toward a set-
POWELL SAID he would "certainly
not be surprised" if the discussion dealt
with such troublesome topics as the
Israeli-occupied West Bank of the Jor-
dan River and the Gaza Strip.
It was the second three-way meeting
in two days. Powell said Carter, Begin
and Sadat would take "breaks" over
the weekend for religious observances
at Camp David - but "there will be no
The spokesman declined to describe
the mood at the meeting. "I don't feel
that is necessary at this point," Powell
said. ". . . Not having been there, I
wouldn't want to characterize them
with any term that has rever-
POWELL ALSO refused to term the
talks a resumption of direct
negotiations between Egypt and Israel.
The negotiations were broken off last
January in Jerusalem at the
Egyptian sources said they expected
the talks to be extended into next week.
But Powell made no predictions beyond
Secretary of Defense Harold Browr
was summoned to Camp David. Powell
said it was because of his "general rol
and expertisejin the area."
lose state funds,
Daily Photo by ANDY FREEBERG
Back in the swing o things
Jeff Pearlman is about to drop from a rope swing into a gravel pit swimming hole on Wagner Road. The water provided
welcome relief as yesterday's temperatures reached the low 90s.
ST A TE INVESTIGA TES LA WYERS IN LIGHT BULB SUIT:
Edison case practices
By DENNIS SABO
Attorneys representing the Southfield
druggist whose controversial lawsuit
put an end to Detroit Edison's free light
bulb exchange program are being in-
vestigated by a state Supreme Court
agency for their "questionable" roles in
the multi-million dollar lawsuit, of-
ficials said Wednesday.
Federal District Court Judge John
Feikens, who heard the anti-trust suit,
forwarded all material concerning the
lawsuit to the Michigan State Bar
Grievance Board last week, said
Richard Senter, agency investigator.
A DAILY investigation in late March
showed that the druggist, Lawrence
Cantor, was solicited as a client by his
Chicago-based attorneys and paid with
a free ski vacation to Aspen, Colorado
for lending his name to the lawsuit.
The practice of soliciting clients and
paying them to file suit is against
Michigan's, as well as other states',
code of legal ethics. Violators of the
code can receive a penalty anywhere
from a stern warning to disbarment.
"The charges are severe from a
professional standpoint," said Senter.
"This is not the way attorneys are sup-
posed to perform. Attorneys don't ap-
proach a would-be client, the client has
to approach the attorney.'
Since the board has no disciplinary
power, if the agency's investigation
finds evidence of ethics code violations,
the material will be sent back to
Federal Court for any action so deemed
by Feikens, Senter said.
Although different aspects of the
lawsuit remain cloudy by accounts
given by Cantor and his attorneys, both
parties agree the origin of the lawsuit
began as a friendly chat between
Chicago attorney Michael Sklar and
Cantor on the ski slopes of Aspen,
Colorado in 1972. After several further
conversations, Cantor decided to file
the lawsuit one year later.
SKLAR, ALONG with his associate,
Burton Weinstein and Robert Holstein,
and Southfield attorney David Nelson
took Cantor's grievance to court. Their
argument was that Cantor, a small-
time druggist, as well as other light
bulb retailers, could not-make a profit
selling light bulbs because Detroit
Edison customers exchanged their
burned-out light bulbs for new ones at
the utility's service outlets for free.
In April, Feikens ruled in favor of
Cantor and ordered an end to Edison's
92-year-old bulb exchange program.
The Edison lawsuit, however, closely
resembles a 1970 suit against Chicago's
Commonwealth Edison which main-
tained a bulb exchange program
similar to Detroit Edison's.
IN THAT lawsuit, attorneys Wein-
stein and Holstein represented a
teacher, Marilyn Gowedy, who claimed
customers were improperly charged
for the service. Gowedy was a friend of
See LAWYERS, Page 13A
By LEONARD BERNSTEIN
In a dramatic reversal of previous
indications, Ann Arbor Transportation
Authority (AATA) Board Chairman
Edwin Pear announced Wednesday
night that AATA was not in danger of
losing its state and federal funds.
A letter from Frank DeRose, Jr. of
the Department of State Highways and
Transportation to the AATA board had
indicated that board plans to cut back
the city's present Dial-A-Ride service
had resulted in all state grants being
placed "on hold for the time being."'
A SIMILAR letter from the federal
Urban Mass Transportation Ad-
ministration (UMTA) in Chicago ex-
plained that federal monies, totaling
$3,696,400 had been "cancelled" for the
But at Wednesday's board meeting
Pear announced that the state letter
had been rescinded and that DeRose
had been "publicly and privately
Terming the letter "irresponsible",
Pear said DeRose "had no authority to
send it nor was it authorized."
PETER FLETCHER, Chairman of
the State Highway Commission, con-
firmed the rescission and the
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reprimand. "He (DeRose) did not hav
the authority to withhold program
already approved by the State Highwa;
Commission," Fletcher said.
DeRose admitted he "placed on hold
phrase may have been a "poor choice o
words," but explained that his lette
was meant as an invitation to discus
the matter and may have been inter
preted too strongly.
Pear also announced that a meetinj
with UMTA officials to discuss thE
status of the federal funds would tak,
place on Monday and would be attende
by U.S. Representative Carl Pursell
AATA Acting Executive Directo
Robert Works and himself. Pear ex
pressed confidence that the funds wen
UMTA DIVISION of. Transil
Assistance head D. J. Mitchell ex
plained that his office was awaiting
clarification from the AATA board
Since the allocated money was a capita
grant for the purchase of yans anc
buses, the possibility of a change ii
service plans forced the cancellation
Mitchell said refunding should not bE
difficult, however. "Once they (th+
Board) decide what they want to do
See AATA, Page 7 A
Students fight meal consolidation
By R.J. SMITHv
A group of University students, with representatives from
all University dorrtis, has begun a campaign against the
Housing Office's commitment to consolidate food services
for dorms located in the Hill area.
Dorms affected would include Stockwell, Couzens, Alice
Lloyd, and Mosher Jordan.
THE ORGANIZATION, called the Student Coalition to
Save University Dining Systems (SUDS), has been meeting
for two weeks, although informal groups opposing plans for
consolidation have been conferring since the University first
proposed centralized dining facilities last April.
SUDS members say the University has failed to heed in-
formation from a report released last April from the Housing
Office's Task Force on Meal Consoliation. In part, the report
stated that in many areas students did not favor the plan un-
der consideration by the University and that parents
preferred plans for consolidation on weekends rather than on
a full-time basis.
"The people doing the survey (food service staff mem-
bers) were assured the work they did wouldn't be done in
vain," said Jane Aronson, a residence staff member in the
IN LATE JULY the Housing Office affirmed its plans to
consolidate food services by filing a funding request for
almost $5 million with the Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) to consolidate Hill food service and
conserve energy in other dorms.
According to details of the request, an enlarged dining and
kitchen facility in Mosher-Jordan would be constructed to
provide kitchen services for Stockwell, Couzens and Alice
Lloyd. Former dining and kitchen space in those three areas
would be converted to approximately 100 additional student
See STUDENTS, Page 12A
By RENE BECKER
Second in a fopr-part series
A trial to decide whether an 1817 treaty obligates the
University to provide Michigan Native Americans with
education including tuition, housing, clothing, health and
1920 acres, to the University in exchange for education for
White argued that the plaintiffs' forefathers created an
express trust so the children of the tribes could be educated,
with the University Regents to serve as trustees, and the
was trained as a lawyer, headed the board of the University
and that Cass signed the treaty.
BEFORE A COURTROOM filled with Native Americans,
White said the circumstances surrounding the treaty and
CHAPUT'S TESTIMONY was not given directly at ti
trial, but was read from a deposition White had taken on Se
tember 14, 1977. As a result, Chaput's,testimony was enter
into the record of the trial but Daane did not have the o
portunity to cross examine him there. White had an act
read Chaput's responses to his questions at the trial.