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Vol. LXXXIX, No. 66 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, November 22, 1978 Ten Cents Ten Pages

Israelis nix
demands on
By The Associated Press
The Israeli Cabinet gave unqualified
approval yesterday to a draft peace
treaty with Egypt but rejected Cairo's
demands for a timetable on resolving
the Palestinian question. Egypt
responded by recalling its chief
negotiator from the Washington talks
for consultations.
Egyptiap officials said before the
Cabinet's announcement in Jerusalem
'that a treaty will not be signed unless
jsrael changes its position on a
"THE EGYPTIAN government is
"studying the situation in light of the
:Israeli Cabinets decision," Prime
Minister Mustafa Khalil told The
Associated Press. "It is now necessary
for us to consult with Gen. Kamal
Hassan Aly to, review the whole case
and plan our strategy."
Prime Minister Menachem Begin in-
formed reporters in Jerusalem of the
Cabinet's decision and said Israel "is
prepared to sign the treaty of
peace. . . if Egypt is ready to act
After the Cabinet meeting, Begin
called President Carter to inform him
of the government's decision, a
spokesman said.
The draft was worked out 10 days ago
between Secretary of State Cyrus Van-
ce and Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe
Dayan. Sources said the text is almost
identical to one the Cabinet rejected
Oct. 25.
The Egyptians are trying to pin Israel
down to timetables on movement on
Palestinian autonomy in the West Bank
of the Jordan River and the Gaza Strip.
Begin said Sunday that Israel "will
never accept timetables."
Government sources in Cairo, who
declined to be identified, predicted the
talks in Washington will continue.

Survivors of
cult suicide
elude, search

Be a vegetarian, turkey! Daily Photo by ALAN BILINSKY
This flute playing minstrel and her feathered friend entertained a lunchtime crowd on the Diag yesterday. The
woman was trying to convince people to stop eating meat and become vegetarians-a stand her friend undoubtedly
supports with Thanksgiving only one day away.
L SA electo cmlted
By LEONARD BERNSTEIN University's largest college, or for the ning (Projects Outreach, Community
A heavy voter turnout was registered three ballot questions voters were and internships) should continue to be
in the two-day Literature, Science and asked to decide. offered for credit, and whether students
Arts Student Government (LSA-SG) APPROXIMATELY 1300 Literary would favor an increase in their student
elections completed yesterday after- college students cast votes in the elec- government fee from the current fifty
noon. tion, which saw 21 candidates from six cents to one dollar.

Survivors of the Jonestown cult suicide,
menaced by flesh-eating piranhas and
other deadly perils ofthe tropical rain
forest, eluded a manhunt in the nearly
impenetrable Guyanan wilderness for a
third day yesterday.
At the jungle site of the mass suicide,
the corposes of 409 members of the
Ameican religious sect lay decom-
posing in the equatorial sun. U.S.
military officials were planning to
airlift the bodies to the United States,
but a State Department spokesman in
Washington said they may be buried at
the Jonestown camp if the Guyanese
government authorizes it.
"THE BODIES are starting to swell
and some seem ready to burst," said
U.S. Embassy official Peter Londoner.
About 200 U.S. troops, awaiting -the.
arrival of a dozen helicopters, were
standing by in Georgetown for the
evacuation operation.
Estimates of the number of sect
members who fled the Jonestown camp
Saturday during the ritual of mass self-
destruction by poison ranged from 375
to more than 775. Stephan Jones, son of
the Peoples Temple sect's fanatical
founder, the Rev. Jim Jones, estimated
some 500 had gone into the inhospitable
Jim Jones ordered the mass suicide,
a ritual he code-named "White Knight"
and which he had rehearsed with his
loyal followers, after sect members
ambushed and killed Rep. Leo Ryan of
California and four members of a Ryan-
led party that made an investigative
visit to the camp.
JONES WAS ONE of three persons
who died of gunshot wounds, apparen-
tly self-inflic ted. The rest died of
poison. About one-quarter of the dead
were children, some babies whose

mothers reportedly fed them the brew
of Kool-Aid and cyanide.
The 19-year-old Stephan Jones, who
denounced his father as- a "man ob-
sessed," told reporters yesterday his
greatest concern now was for the well-
being of those who fled into the jungle,
apparently unwilling to destroy them-
selves along with their suicidal master.
"I want to do all I can to see
everybody gets a chance to find some
place to settle down and start over:
again, if that is possible," he said.
had left the camp three weeks ago on a
trip with its basketball team, said the
survivors could never return to
Jonestown, a four-year-old agricultural
commune cut out of virginal forest 150
miles northwest of here.
Guyanese familiar with the area
questioned whether the fugitives could
long survive without shelter and steady
food supplies in a jungle filled with
swamps and criss-crossed by streams
and rivers inhabited by piranhas and
electric eels. The rainy season is just
Jones is known to have instilled a fer-
vid will to survive among some of his
followers, however, telling them their
settlements could become sanctuaries
where they would escape , a nuclear
holoacaust or other calamity. A fear
that outsiders were about to destroy
their small society apparently
triggered the mass suicide.
About 200 Guyanese troops and police
were trying to track down the survivors
around Jonestown, but officials said
they were hampered by thick brush
that makes it impossible to see beyond
a few feet. There is only one raod in the
area, and its potholed surface turns to
mud with the rains. Aerial surveillance
is nearly useless because of the heavy
tree cover.


parties and 14 independents vie for the
According to current LSA-SG
President Dick Brazee, the turnout is
the heaviest since the introduction of
CRISP in 1975 for an election in which
LSA-SG candidates were not running
concurrently with Michigan Student
Assembly (MSA) hopefuls.
The ballot questions asked student
opinionm on whether experiential lear-

The third question, a proposed amen-
dment to the LSA-SG contitution, would
revamp the terms of LSA-SG officers
from the present staggered full- and
half-terms to full-year terms for all 17
officers. The amendment, which would
take effect 45 days after ratification,
would also change the LSA-SG elections
from once-yearly contests to twice-a-
year races.

Clericals explain union rejection

Though they cite a variety of reasons
for rejecting unionization in balloting
conducted last week, University
clericals all seem to agree their last,

were "burned" by the UAW, that is, not
fairly represented.
In the late summer of 1978, clericals
voted to disband their UAW connection
by the tiny margin of 55 votes ( 1167-

A Daily News Analysis

disappointing brush with unions was an
ove riding factor.
The Organizing Committee for
Clericals (OCC) lost a bid to unionize by
232 of the 2,503 votes cast, as 1,335
University workers - mostly
secretaries and hospital staffers -
voted in what was seen by many as a
negative ,reaction to a year-long
association with the United Auto
Workers (UAW) which ended in August
THE CLERICALS have said they

1112), a vote much tighter than last
Friday's. A total of 2,298 turned out for
that election, about 200 fewer than the
recent vote.
Disillusioned with' their University
contract, and faced with UAW service
which OCC vice-chairwoman Mary
Braun termed "another bureaucracy
on top of management", clericals voted
the union out. Half a year later, the OCC
formed to organize a new union, one
which they hoped would be more

DESPITE THE loss last week, OCC
Officials remain optimistic, because
the vote totals indicate the number of
people who want a union has remained
constant since the rejection of the
"We see hope from this turnout,"
asserted Marianne Jensen, the OCC
chairwoman. "The OCC is not going to
Braun said one complaint concerning
the UAW was that they did not allow
enough member input into union
decisions, which made the clericals feel
as though they were dealing with just.
another bureaucracy.
But Jensen added there are always
small groups of people who will be anti-
union, and those who fear "Teamster-
style corruption.
JENSEN acknowledged the Univer-

* This is the last Daily you'll
see until next Tuesday, since
we're taking a breather to gobble
turkey. Have a filling break.
" A suit was filed in federal
court in Detroit yesterday,
challenging the constitutionality
of recently-passed Proposal D,
which raised Michigan's drinking
age to 21. See story, Page 10.
" Previews of the upcoming
gridiron clash between Michigan
and Ohio State, seen from the op-
position's point of view as well as
the good guy's. See stories on
Pages 7-8.

Read the new,
expanded Today
column, Page3

Daily Photo by ALAN BILINSKY
UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT Robben Fleming prepares to discuss his trip to South
Africa last July with the audience gathered at the International Center's weekly
luncheon yesterday.
leming defends 'U'
holdings In S. Africa



'U' fans plan travels to
see Blue feast on OSU

University President Robben
Fleming said yesterday "American
corporate presence in South Africa is
not a real issue, but just a symbolic
one," and its only effect may be to
produce changes in the country's labor
laws beneficial to the black majority.
The 61-year-old chief administrator,
gpeaking before a small crowd at the
International Center about his July trip
to South Africa, defended his ad-
ministration's investments in banks
and corporations operating in South
Africa. Fleming declared American

has maintained the view that
divestiture would be detrimental to that
nation's blacks, and may lead to a
revolution in which he claims blacks
would face almost certain defeat at the
hands of the white South African
When Fleming returned from the
SoutheAfrican visit in July, there was
hope among groups which favor cor-
porate divestiture on campus that first-
hand exposure to apartheid might
cause Fleming to alter his stand. But
during an interview in July, Fleming
reiterated his anti-divestiture position
and used for the first time many of the

As meals are to Thanksgiving dinner,
so are football games to the Ohio State-
Michigan match.
And for those who prepare for the
Saturday contest as seriously as they
shop the week before Thanksgiving,
here are some tips as devotees head for
the annual show-down.
FIRST, OF COURSE, is the ticket
situation, which is bleak. As expected,
the 4,000 allotted to Michigan went long
ago. Allan Renfrew, University ticket
ianager, said, "Students that really
wanted to go (to Columbus) came in as
soon as the announcement was made
last spring. We tried to help as many as
we could."
Ohio State scalpers will be glad to
help you out when you show up at the

try Greyhound instead: $35.55 round
trip from East Huron Street to Colum-
bus. Buses leave Ann Arbor at 10:45
a.m. and 1:50, arriving in foreign
territory at 5:45 and 9:05, respectively.
The best route for drivers is I-75 if
you're leaving from Detroit. If you're
leaving from Ann ARbor, US 23 will link
you up with I-75 in Toledo and take you
right to Columbus. Keep a close eye on
your speedometer, though, as Ohio
state police have been known to be
strict enforcers of the 55 m.p.h. speed
Weather will be in the freezing range
tomorrow and Friday in this area with
rain or snow. There'll be snow by
Saturday, with slightly lower tem-
peratures. In the Buckeye domain,
tomorrow will see temperatures in the




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