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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, November 10, 1979-Page 7
Embassy seizure details
released by State Dept.

(Continued from Page 1),
the shah be returned to Iran. Thousands
of lunch-hour passers-by watched the
demonstration' and many jeered,
shouting "get the hell out of America!"
The Iranian marchers were showered
with obscenities, threats, and a few
In other cities across the country,
more than 50 persons were arrested
during anti-Iranian demonstrations,
Meanwhile, a State Department of-
ficial; giving the first official details of
Sunday's seizure of the embassy in
Tehran, said Marine guards had held
off an Iranian mob for two hours before
being overrun.
THE OFFICIAL, asking anonymity,
said that when the Iranians began to
storm the embassy the Americans went
to a prearranged "secure" area in the
center of the compound.
He said the Marines held off the
Iranians, firing tear gas, for two hours.
He said the Marines did not use firear-

Umbrellas to the rescue Daily Photo by DAVID HARRIS
Unfortunately, most of the people using the wondrous implements yesterday weren't exactly as cheerful as Mary
Poppins. The solemn bustling on the Diag confirmed that Ann Arborites have had enough of a dreary two-day rain

ms, however.
The official defended a State Depar-
tment decision to keep the embassy
manned, even though there was obvious
unrest over the admittance of the
deposed shah to a hospital in the United
States. He said U.S. authorities had
relied on assurances from the Iranian
government that the embassy and its
personnel would be protected.
"THREE TIMES, the government
assured us that our people would be
protected," this official said. "The
assurances came from the highest
level. The protection was within five
minutes of the compound."
Efforts and offers to mediate came
from capitals and diplomatic centers
around the world.
The U.S. Embassy in Moscow has
asked the Soviet government if it can
help secure the release of American
hostages in Tehran, diplomatic sources
said yesterday.
THE SOURCES said the embassy
was hopeful that Moscow might use its
"good offices" to help end the siege
It was not known when the U.S. Em-
bassy made its approach nor how the
Soviet side replied. The U.S. Embassy
would not comment on the reported
The Soviet Union maintains a large
embassy staff in Tehran and has ex-
changed ministerial-level visits with
the Islamic Republic.
revolutionary Iranian leader, the
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, remain
wary of close contacts with the Soviet
Union because of its atheistic com-
munist line.
Also, former world heavyweight
boxing champion Muhammad Ali of-

fered yesterday to exchange himself for
the 60 American hostages. He said he
would fly to London to await word from-
Iranian officials on his offer.
At the United States' urging, the U.N. ;
Security Council urged the government
of Iran "in the strongest terms"
yesterday to release immediately the
American diplomatic personnel held
hostage inside their Tehran embassy.
THE STATE Department said con-.
tact had finally been made with an of-
ficial of Khomeini's ruling
Revolutionary Council through the U.S.
charge d'affairs in Iran, Bruce
Whipped up by the exhortations of
their clergymen, tens of thousands ofb
Moslems returning from sabbath
prayers converged on the embassy
They swarmed over the embassy
walls, armed with cans of spray paint
and an effigy of President Carter.
dressed as Uncle Sam. They chanted
"Burn, Carter, Burn" as they torched
the effigy and set fire to an American
THEY VOWED to keep the embassy
closed indefinitely, sprayed its brown
brick walls with more anti-American
slogans and rejected all mediation ef-
forts, either by two U.S. envoys now in
Turkey or with a Palestine Liberation
Organization (PLO) delegation sent to
The PLO delegation, headed by Saad
Sayel, Yasser Arafat's top military
aide, spent its second day in Tehran in-
sisting that it has so far played no role
in the efforts to free the hostages.
Earlier yesterday, the students in the
embassy also released what they said
was a "secret letter" to Laingen from
Secretary of State Cyrus Vance.

Students file to run
for LSA-SG seats,
two vie for top post

State reps hit rent hikes

(Continued from Page 1)
campaign will not focus on any one
specific issue, he has not been pleased
with the issues addressed by the LSA-
SG council in the past. Adams added
the Literary college student gover-
nment should focus its energy on "fin-
ding out what the needs and concern of
the LSA community are."
SAID, according to Solomon, is con-
cerned with improving education for
the students. "This is one of the top-
notch schools in the country," he said,
but students are not getting the
education they deserve for a school of
that status."
Solomon also said he would be willing
to debate Adams anytime and
suggested that the Daily sponsor the
event. Adams could not be reached for
comment on the Solomon proposal.
FIVE PARTIES have sponsored can-
didates for seats on the executive coun-
cil. Those parties are: SABRE; SAID;
the Peoples' Action Coalitin (PAC); the
'Washtenaw County Coalition Against
;Apartheid (WCCAA), and the Alliance
for Better Education. Four independent
candidates, Keith Lee, Dave Michael,
Karen Gregory and Elizabeth Scott, are
:also vying for the executive council

SABRE's candidates for the
executive council are Adams, Trott,
Amy- Hartman, Julie Foster, Lauri
Slavitt, Mike Miles, Barb Boghosian,
Doug Parker, Sue Labes, John Wasung,
Nick Dudynskay, Laura Munn, Mary
Law, Chuck Vincent, Kenn Vest, Tricia
Valenti, and Bob Jordan.
PAC council candidates are Aron.
Kaufman, Paul Liu, Jim Lindsay,
Raymond Cassar, Vicki Rowels,
Sharon Bray, and D' Ghosh, an incum-
SAID candidates for council seats are
Greg Wert, Mark Alonso, Margaret
Talmers, Mitch Mondrey, and Beth
Lori. Wert, Alonso, Talmers, and Lori
are current members of the council.
WCCAA candidates for the executive
council are Matthew Frumin, Phil
Kwik, Phil Harper, and Barbara
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP)--The Hunting
Hall of Fame, a national museum
dedicated to hunters and hunting con-
servtion, will 'be located at Pueblo
Memorial Airport.
K.W. Vaughn, president of the Hun-
ting Hall of Fame Foundation, said
foundation business headquarters,
however, would remain at Rancho San-
ta Fe, Calif.

LANSING (UPI) - Legislation
has been introduced by two fresh-
man lawmakers allowing tenants to
get out of their leases when rents are
raised as a result of additional utility
Current law allows landlords to
raise rents in the middle of a lease to
cover utility costs but does not allow
tenants to break their lease under
such circumstances without penalty.
T HE BILL, introduced by
Republican Reps. Steve Andrews of
Wolverine and Paul Hillgoods of
Holland, would allow a renter to

break his lease by notifying the lan-
dlord of his intention within 30 days
after a utility-related increase has
been announced.
"This winter thousands of tenants
could face a surprise increase in
rent in the middle of our coldest
months, and those who break leases
because of additional rates and
inability to pay could be saddled
with court costs, property con-
fiscations, legal hassles plus the
rising cost of utilities," the two said
in a joint statement.

Students increase
religious activities

(Continued from Page 1)'
MANY WHO cited a trend towards
traditional religions said students are
also involved with more "conser-
vative," "self-centered," and
"materialistic" activities.
According to Luis Gomez, an instruc-
tor of Far Eastern Languages since
1973, students are "less critical and
curious; they are not seeking profound
understandings like in years past.
"They don't seem to be as ready to
have their existing beliefs challenged,"
he said. "They seem more interested in
maintaining the status quo."
Rev. Hauert said he is "concerned"
about this trend. "Around campus,
there seems to be a tendency for
religious activities that are more
egocentric-more inwardly-directed.
"People seem less concerned with the
general welfare than they are with per-
sonal welfare," Hauert said. He cited
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the growth of transcendental
meditation, transactional analysis, and
health movements as evidence of the
TOMORROW: Giving Siddha Yoga
a try.

Mich. Union hotel rooms
now posh dorm spaces
(Continued from Page 3)

because of the lack of floor space.
"THERE IS VERY little room for
double beds in the regular doubles,"
said Bryn Roberts, resident director of
Cambridge House. "As far as the
regular doubles go, they should have
been singles."
Because most of the residents are
graduate students, the dormitory at-
mhosphere is, not unusually, different
than that one might find elsewhere.
Students in Cambridge House say they
spend more time studying and less time
"People are pursuing their goals,"
said Julie Foerster, the resident ad-
Tiser. "People. in Cambridge House
know what they're after, and they're
going for it."
DESPITE THE variety of interests of
the students, the residents still managed
to have two parties. Foerster said one-
third to one-half of the residents are
real active," and added that the house
had co-recreational softball and foot-
ball teams.
Although the opinions of Cambridge
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.House are as diverse as the students,
nearly everyone agrees on some
things: the hall is quiet, the price is
high, and the people are nice.
"It's all right," stated Chris John, a
business student from Illinois. "It's bet-
ter than South Quad."

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