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The Michigan Daily-Friday, September 28, 1979-Page 3

Mideast conference dealocked



Egyptian and Israeli delegates argued
in public, debated in private, shared a
laugh over a belly dancer, and emerged
deadlocked yesterday on the issue of
Palestinian autonomy.
Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa
Khalil and Israeli delegation leader
Joseph Burg clashed in the opening
session Wednesday over Israeli land
policy, but there was. no indication of
lingering acrimony.
THE GROUP agreed to hold another
full session at the end of November in
Israel, but three other sub-groups were
scheduled to meet before then.
Khalil told a news conference: "We
made good progress,," on procedures
for holding an election in the West Bank
of Jordan and Gaza strip, where 1.2
million Palestinians live, but declined
to provide additional details.
He said the two-day talks were a suc-
cess despite Wednesday's table-
pounding dispute, in which the United
States sided with Egypt, over Israel's
new policy of allowing private citizens
to buy land in the occupied territories.
"THE TIME is almost ripe for the
Palestinians to join our negotiations,"
said Burg, Israel's interior minister. He
Was referring to Palestinians living in
occupied Arab lands and not to the
Palestine Liberation Organization
(PLO), which Israel refuses to
There was no indication, however,

that the Palestinians or neighboring
Jordan would accept invitations to join
the talks.
A joint communique by Egypt, Israel,
and the United States, mediator of the
talks, was positive in tone, referring to
an "eventual agreement." The
statement gave no signs of a

ticipating in the negotiations should be
Israel has said it would oppose a
Palestinian state "by force" if
necessary. The Israelis are offering
Palestinians control of their own affairs
but insist that it retain control of the
land, which it views as part of its

land as well."
The delegations also agreed to space
out their future meetings and
authorized the two existing subcommit-
tees to form even smaller committees
to work on specific problems, which
were not defined.
The delegates met for 40 minutes
yesterday morning before breaking off
to draft a communique, which took
nearly two hours. The three sides held
three sometimes stormy sessions Wed-
nesday and then sat down for a mid-
night dinner that included a belly dance

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'The time is almost ripe for the Palestinians to join
our negotiations.'
-Israeli In terior Minister Joseph Burg

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breakthrough and noted that "various
opinions" were expressed.
IT INDICATED that the two coun-
tries were still far apart in defining
Palestinian autonomy but expressed
hope that self-government would take
effect before the May, 1980 deadline set
by the Camp David accords.
It also said the three sides "agreed
that their efforts to interest' the
Palestinian representation in par-

biblical inheritance.
EGYPT ENVISIONS autonomy as an
interim step to statehood. "Egypt has
not softened its position," Minister of
State for Foreign Affairs, Butros Ghali,
told reporters.
"I have spent 30 years of my life
teaching international law," Ghali con-
tinued. "And there has never existed
something like giving self-
determination to a people and not to the

Leaking radioactive gas sealed

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - National
Guardsmen working under emergency
orders from the governor sealed more
than $500,000 worth of radioactive
tritium into 55-gallon drums yesterday,
preparing the gas for temporary
storage in northern Arizona.,
Gov. Bruce Babbitt on Tuesday night
ordered the seizure of the American
Atomics Corp. plant, which was closed
in June amid reports that it was leaking
excessive radioactive material and that
$300,000 worth of food at a nearby
school had been exposed.
The food, which showed radiation
readings above normal levels, was
found at the Tucson Unified School
District's central kitchen, where daily
lunches for 40,000 students were
A TEAM OF six specially trained
guardsmen, garbed in. rubber gloves,
coats and boots, ;worked under the
direction of the state Atomic Energy
Commission to pack the tritium, a
rsidioactive material used to make self-
illuminating signs and watch faces.
Also at the plant were officials from
the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Com-
mission (NRC), the U.S. Department of
Energy and the city fire department.
Dale Pontius, administrative aide to
Babbitt, said the tritium was expected
to be packed by today and would be
taken from the city in a single large
AN ESTIMATED 550,000 curies of the
material, a gaseous radioactive isotope
of hydrogen, was reported on hand at
the plant, situated two miles east of
downtown in a mixed residential and
business neighborhood. A curie is a
measure of radioactive material based
on its radioactivity rather than on its
volume or weight.
The drums were being sealed shut to
prevent the release of radiation, said

Darrell Warren, an official of the
Arizona Atomic Energy Commission.
The tritium was valued at more than
Pontius- said the state was seeking
permission from the NRC to tem-
porarily store the tritium at the Navajo
Army Depot, a federal facility in a pine
forest about 15 miles west of Flagstaff,
BABBITT SAID that after temporary
storage, the tritium could be processed
into comimercial form for sale, slowly
released into the atmosphere or taken
to a nuclear facility for disposal.
The governor's actions were
criticized by American- Atomics of-
ficials, who said there was no danger of
major radiation releases from the
plant. They said his actions were
politically motivated and that Babbitt
had decided "to throw law to the wind."'
In a prepared statement released
Wednesday, the company said there
was a danger in allowing untrained
National Guardsmen to handle the
material. "Any radiation releases from
this period on are the responsibility of
Gov. Babbitt," 'the statement said.
IN RESPONSE, the governor said:
"The National Guardsmen are under
adequate technical supervision and I
am confident they can accomplish the
task safely. It's very interesting that
the people who caused the problem are
now crying wolf."
Babbitt said he acted after hearing
reports from officials of the state
Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) on
security around the plant and on
American Atomics' efforts to meet an
Oct. .19 deadline for decommissioning
the plant and moving out the tritium.
The company recently asked for a 13-
month extension of the deadline, which
was set in July when American Atomics
announced it would close and leave the

state. The AEC delayed action on. the
The state accused American Atomics
last March of allowing excessive
radiation emissions.
The state began hearings on the mat-
ter, but on July 11, American Atomics
said it was giving up its state license
and moving its tritium operations out of
state. The company has applied for
licensing in Nevada and has proposed
setting up a plant in North Las Vegas.
The Frieze Organ in Hill Auditorium
is one of the largest organs in the
nation. The University bought it in 1894
after it was played at the Chicago
World's Fair in 1893 by some of the
most famous organists in the world.
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1 st Prize:

$25 gift certificates from BIG GEORGE'S PHOTO DEPT.

2nd Prize: $15 gift certificate from PURCHASE CAMERA
3rd Prize: $10 gift certificate from PURCHASE CAMERA
1. Photographs must be black and white only, no smaller than 5" x 7" and no
larger than 11" x 14". Mats and mounts are acceptable. Entries will be
judged on content and overall technical quality.
2 Individuals can submit as many photographs as they wish. Photographs will
be judged on an individual basis. Name, address and phone number must
accompany each photo.
3. Entries must be received by THE MICHIGAN DAILY, 420 Maynard St., no
later than 5 p.m., Tuesday, October 2.
4. First, second and third place photos will appear in THE MICHIGAN DAILY'S
SIGHT & SOUND tabloid, to be published Tuesday, October 16.
5. Contest will be judged by THE MICHIGAN DAILY Arts and Photography
6. Photos, accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope will' be re-
turned after Oct. 16. All other photos may be picked up between Oct. 17
and November 6, 1979.
Winners must use gift certificates by December 31, 1979

Ann Arbor Film Co-op-The Road to Morocco, 7 p.m., The Road to
Utopia, 8:40 p.m., Reefer Madness, 10:20 p.m., MLB Aud. 4.
Astronomical Film Festival-Saturn Report I, 7:30 p.m., MLB, Aud. 3.
Cinema Guild-It Happened One Night, 7, 9:05 p.m., Old Arch. Aud.
Cinema II-Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, 7, 9 p.m., Angell, Aud. A.
Gargoyle Films-The Man Who Would Be King, 7, 9:30 p.m., Business
School, Hale Aud:
Mediatrics-HighAnxiety, 7, 8:30, 10 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Ark-Fennig's All-Stars, contra-dance and stringboard music, 9 p.m.,
1421 Hill.
Canterbury Loft-Richard Jennings, in Space Opera One, an original
one-act opera, 8 p.m., 332 S. State.I
Eclipse Jazz-Ann Arbor Jazz Festival, 1979, 7:30 p.m., Hill.
Harold Haugh Award Lecture-Recital-Features faculty members
Louis Nagel on piano and John Mohler on clarinet. Student performers in-
clude pianist Kathy Thompson, clarinetist Karen Bach, and cellist Marsha
Sobierary, 8 p.m., School of Music, Recital Hall.
Pendleton Arts Center-Traditional African drum music, 8 p.m., Union.
Book Sale-American Association of University Women, sponsors, 11
a.m.-7 p.m., Michigan Union Ballroom.
Contemporary Inuit Graphics Conference-Printmaking demonstratipn
by Inuit Artists, 3-5 p.m., School of Art, Slusser Gallery; Author Keith Crowe
will discuss "The Cultural and Historical Background to Inuit Art," 8 p.m.,
Rackham Amphitheatre.

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important tops to have
in a campus wardrobe. Soft
cotton/polyester velour in
solids of black, rust, navy
or brown in S-M-L sizes in
the Mr. J Shop for
young men, $23.

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