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The Michigan Daily-Sunday, November 11, 1979-Page 7

U.S. DOUBTS VALIDITY OFJIOSTAGES' STATEMENT
Embassy seige continues

Doily Photo by DAVID HARRIS
MEMBERS OF SIDDHA Yoga Dham chant during a Sunday morning meditation service.

(Continued from Pase 1)
three-man delegation in Tehran con-
ducting behind-the-scene talks for the
release of the hostages.
The officials, who asked riot to be
named, said some of the embassy in-
vaders argued for setting a deadline on
their demand the U.S. government send
deposed Shah Mohammad Reza
Pahlavi from his New York hospital
back to Iran to stand trial for his life,
while others wanted to release some
hostages as a good-will gesture.
In another development, one of the
embassy militants, asked in a
telephone interview with a Swedish
reporter whether the students might
kill their hostages if their demands
were not met, responded darkly,
"Maybe."
THE LEADERS of the militants and
Iranian officials have repeatedly
assured the world that the embassy
captives would not be harmed unless
the United States mounted a military
operation to free them.
This unidentified student's statement
may have been unauthorized, but it
may also have reflected growing
frustration among the anti-American
mob at the embassy.
Angry Americans staged new anti-
Iranian protests and marches across
the United States yesterday. American
longshoremen continued to refuse to
handle Iranian ships.
THE STATE Department says there
are 60 to 65 American hostages and 35 to
40 others. It had been presumed the
non-Americans were mostly Iranians,
but it was reported in Washington
yesterday most were Indians or
Pakistanis.
Iranian religious leader Ayatollah
Ruhollah Khomeini told an envoy from
Pope John Paul II that if Jesus Christ,
were alive today he would condemn toe
Carter administration's refusal to ex-
tradite the ousted shah, Tehran Radio
said. It broadcast a recording of the
ayatollah's remarks. The pope sent Ar-
chbishop Annibale Bugini to Iran to
seek the release of the hostages.
Khomeini gave Bugini permission to
visit the embassy, but told him the shah
plundered Iran for 37 years and should
face revolutionary justice. The broad-

cast, monitored in Kuwait, also said
Khomeini went into seclusion in the
holy city of Qom, 100 miles south of
Tehran, and would not receive any
visitors for a week.
BUT ABOL Hassan Bani Sadr, the
man Khomeini put in charge of the
Foreign Ministry after the Iranian
government resigned last week, said
Khomeini met with Bugnini only
because he was a fellow clergyman and
the meeting "shall not alter anything"
regarding the embassy stalemate,
Tehran Radio reported.
Bani Sadr, believed to be a member
of Khomeini's powerful Revolutionary
Council, said the ayatollah has no
desire to discuss the embassy takeover.
The government-run radio said' the
Roman Catholic prelate later was sent

Landowners oppose
TVA, dam closing'

to the embassy in Tehran, 100 miles
north of Qom, so he could report to Pope
John Paul on conditions there.
Copies of the embassy petition were
given to four foreign ambassadors who
visited the embassy yesterday to check
on the hostages' well-being.
The -document purportedly was
'signed by 33 of the American hostages.
The students said only two persons had
refused and the rest of the hostages
would be asked to sign "later," Japan's
Kyodo news service reported from
Tehran.
"We request our nation to release the
Shah of Iran. In this way, we will be
free," the document said, according to
a Tehran source reached by telephone
from Nicosia, Cyprus.

Non-traditona1A2

religion

marked by man tras, meditation

(Continued fr'm Page 1)
walk quietly to the front room. They are
.a diverse-looking group of men and
women, mostly in their twenties, with
few features in yommon except the
- 'deeply spiritual epressions etched on
"their faces. The( seems to be an in-
timate seriousness between them.
THE WOMEN-and men settle onto
their cushions ir opposite rows, facing
the altar at the end of the room, and
prepare for the morning's chanting.
They also face several musicians, who
will play the flute, 'bells, and har-
monium alongwith exotic instruments
like the "tanbours" and "mridung"
along with thechanting.
Someone bbws a horn in the outer
hallway, and without a word the chan-

ting, of "Swadhaya" begins. According
to the Swami Muktandanda in his book
'The Nectar of Chanting': "Swadhara
increases inner radiance, mental vigor
and agility . . . this is concentration of
high order, since all mental energy is
collected and directed towards man-
tras-reciting, hearing, and seeing
them. One then enjoys the flow of love
released by mantras."
The men and women alternate chan-
ting half-verses, repetitive melodies
that do not vary as the chanting goes on
slowly for more than an hour. Verses
like:
"Nityam shuddhom nirao-
bhaosam
nirao-kaaram niranjanom,
Nitya-bodhom chidaa-nandam

gurum brahma nomaa-
rnyaham."
are followed by translations:
"I bow to the Guru who is
Brahman, eternal and
pure.
He is beyond perception,
formless, and without
taint.
He is eternal knowledge,
consciousness, and
bliss. "-
The chanting continues until the last
verses have been recited. The mem-
bers, by bending over from their lotus
position until their heads reach the
floor, offer a final gesture of devotion to
the Swami and leave the room.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.(AP) - After a
decade of legal wrangling over such
diverse interests as the three-inch snail
darter and sacred Indian burial groun-
ds, the Tennessee Valley Authority
(TVA) is finally ready to close the gates
of the Tellico Dam.
But the federal agency still faces last-
minute court challenges to the project
and the possibility of having to use U.S.
marshals to evict some landowners.
"MY NEW YEAR'S resolution will be
not to talk about the Tellico Dam," TVA
chairman S. David Freeman said
yesterday. "The controversy is over,
the full process of the law has been,'
exhausted."
Following Friday's two legal rebuffs
to dam opponents, Freeman appeared
optimistic that the seven-state agency
would soon be able to close the gates of
its 24th dam and flood 16,000 acres of
rich farmland in the Little Tennessee

River Valley.
However, attorneys for two groups of
Cherokee Indians and former lan-
downers who have waged a 14-year
fight against the $130 million dam 25
miles southwest of Knoxville continued
their fight.
THE INDIANS' lawyers appealed to
Supreme Court Justice William Bren-
nan for an injunction yesterday, but a
court spokesman said Brennan would
not rule on the plea until at least
tomorrow.
On Friday, the Sixth U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals and Supreme Court
Justice Potter Stewart had rejected the
Cherokees' appeal for an injunction to
prevent TVA from closing the dam's
gates.
And on another legal front, Boone
Dougherty, a lawyer who used the snail
darter to stop TVA's completion of the
dam three years ago,,met yesterday
with former landowners who refused to
leave their homes Friday as ordered by
TVA. Dougherty said he might file
some kind of a suit on their behalf this
week.

U' conference explores
impact of law on women
D . RvA n RD I R.N I I M V NT

i-s rI~y E1j1 41A L' I.. 1 A l4 LA a

The U.S. legal system's impact on
women and women lawyers was con-
sidered yesterday by some 400 par-
ticipants in the 19 Midwest Regional'
Conference on Wmen and the Law at
the University.
Sponsored by five Michigan law
schools, the weekend conference
featured 20 worksiops on various issues
relating to womer. and the law.
ONE WORKSHOP, entitled siinply
"Title IX", dealt with the complexities
surrounding the federal law which
prohibits sex-based discrimination in
athletics. Speakers tt the workshop in-
cluded Margot Polivy, a former ad-
ministrative assistant to Bella Abzug,
and a specialist in administrative law,
education and athleics in Washington,
D.C.
The Department of Health,
Education, and WAlfare (HEW) was
ordered last year ty a federal judge to
complete investigations into its backlog
of alleged Title IY violations by October
1979, said Polivy, adding that HEW of-
ficials have failel to carry out the man-
date. Polivy ako said among these
ycases, those against the Universities of
Michigan and Mnnesota are the oldest.
OTHER WORKSHOPS, such as
"Coping with Family and Career,"
focused on the woman's dual role as
lawyer and parent, and the adjustmen-
ts needed to pay both roles adequately.
This *workshop was headed by
Rosemary Wdock and Sally Lee Foley,
two Detroit-ajea attorneys.
Wolock, a new mother, explained the
problems wmen, especially women
lawyers, facewhen deciding whether to

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continue working, or to stay home to
raise children.
"The choices a lawyer-parent must
make are difficult or)es," Wolock said.
She explained some of the problems
facing women include lack of child care
facilities, work satisfaction, and career
development. Work satisfaction
becomes an issue, Wolock said, when a
woman continues to work if she likes
her job, despite inadequate child care
or salary.
WOLOCK CALLED for the rights of
"lawyer-parents to. make their own
decisions (concerning whether to work
or stay home to raise a family) without
feeling guilty. . . and support from the
legal and womens' community no mat-
ter what the choice is."
Her co-panelist, Foley, warned her'
audience against feeling guilty when
not at home. "The myth of the super-
woman is in fact, a myth. The
glamorous image of -a well-dressed
woman, going to the office, (coming
home, and cooking, etc.), is a myth."
Second-year University law student
James Barton, one of the few men at-
tending the conference, said, "Men are
being discriminated against," as well
as women. He said the workshop
"Coping with Family and Career"
seemed to focus on women caring for
children more than on men caring for
children.
Barton said laws pertaining to
womens' rights, such as those
discussed in Marital Property, must be
examined closely. "Women have been
discriminated against in their everyday
lives, and passing legislation won't
change that," he said.

Daily Photo by JIM KRUZ
WASHINGTON, D.C., attorney Margot Polivy said yesterday that a case charging the University with violating Title
IX, is one of the two oldest cases before the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Polivy spoke at a work-
shop on Title IX, as part of a conference on Women and the Law.

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