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Page 6-Tuesday, Z'ecembef 4, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Arthur Penn's 1976
MARLON BRANDO and JACK'NICHOLSON in Penn's dicursive but dreamy-
as-dandelions western. A hired killer is out to get a cattle rustler. "What
actors and director have created is a fascinating tale of complex characters,
and an engrossing duel between men of multi-layered personality against
a multi-dimensional time in history." With RANDY QUAID and KATHLEEN
LLOYD. In color.
Wed.: Arthur Penn's THE CHASE


7:00O& 9:15


The Ann Arbor Film Cooperative presents at Aud A: $1.50
Tuesday, December 4
(Marcel Ophuls, 1976) 7 only-AUD A
This epic documentary focuses on war atrocities committed in Vietnam and
elsewhere. The definitions of war crimes established at the Nuremburg Trials
provide the moral, ethical and legal frames of reference. THE SORROW AND
THE PITY, an earlier documentary by Ophuls which examined French collobra-
tion with the Nazis during WW II, was widely praised. THE MEMORY OF JUS-
TICE, which strikes closer to home, has proven more difficult to deal with. After
all, Vietnam was our war ... wasn't it? If you've seen THE DEER HUNTER, you
owe it to yourself to see this film. Some four and one-half hours long, it
probes deeply and avoids facile conclusions. Ophuls "attempts nothing less
than an investigation of the nature of war guilt."-NEW YORKER.
Tomorrow: Radio comedy with THE GRACIE ALLEN MURDER CASE and BUCK
BENNY RIDES AGAIN, alon with Three Stooges shorts at Nat. Sci.
OF MICHIGAN Christmas Dance Concert
Fri.& Sat.December 7 & 8 at 8pm
n c e Sun. December 9 at 3pm
Power Center
A ~ ehren(1v of Carols
Muicb pBniamifl Britten

LARGE-CALIBER bullet holes pierced the driver's window of the U.S. Navy
bus that was ambushed yesterday by terrorists in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico.

Officials said two soldiers were killed and ten more wounded in the attack,
which took place ten miles west of San Juan.

Two sailors slain in Puerto Rico


TOA BAJA, Puerto Rico (AP) -
Terrorist gunmen ambushed a U.S.
Navy bus on a lonely country road early
yesterday, killing two sailors and
wounding 10 other servicemen and
women in the bloodiest attack ever
against the military on this U.S. com-
monwealth island.
A statement left with a news agency
said the Armed Forces of Popular
Resistance, the Puerto Rican Popular
Army, and the Organization of Volun-
teers for the Puerto Rican Revolution
were responsible.
THE THREE groups andthe'Armed
Forces of National Liberation, which is
based on the U.S. mainland, took
responsibility in October for coor-
dinated bombings of federal.property in
Puerto Rico and in mainland cities. The
FALN's name did not appear in yester-
'ay's statement.
The statement described the ambush
as "a military attack against the naval
intelligence base."-It said the ambush
was a response to the deaths of two pro-
independence youths killed in a
shootout with police a year ago near a
communications tower in Puerto Rico,
and to the death of an anti-Navy activist
in prison in Florida last month.
"The clandestine organizations are
not playing at war," the statement said.
press secretary Jody Powell said
Maple Village-761-2733
E. Liberty-668-9329
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President Carter deplored the attack as
"a despicable act of murder" incon-
sistent with the political attitudes of
most Puerto Ricans.
Three of those wounded in the dawn
attack were Navy enlisted women, the
Navy said. It said two of the wounded
were in critical condition, five were in
serious condition and three others were
treated and released.
The identities of the victims were
withheld pending notification of the
next-of-kin, but police said the bus
driver was one of the dead.
THE YELLOW bus was taking 18
Navy communications technicians -
all enlisted personnel - from the
Sabana Seca Navy Base in this town 10
miles west of San Juan to work at a
transmitting tower about a mile away,
across non-Navy land.
At a spot where a narrow'4wo-lane
asphalt highway passes a factory and a
driveway, police said, a van' blocked tie
path of the bus and terrorists opened
fire, apparently with a shotgun and
One survivor, who did not give his
name, said the driver was killed instan-
tly by a shot under the right eye, and a
passenger took the wheel and drove the
bus back to Sabana Seca. Survivors told
police the terrorists' van sped away af-
ter the attack.
THE WINDSHIELD and front side
windows of the bus were riddled with
bullet holes - police counted 41 - and
shards of glass lay in a pool of blood
beneath the first passenger seat to the
left of the aisle.
The critically wounded were taken to
the Veterans Administration hospital in
San Juan, and those in serious condition
were hospitalized at the Roosevelt
Roads Navy Base.
The anti-Navy radicals have now

"escalated their cause from peaceful
demonstrations to criminal felony,"
said Rear Adm. Arthur K. Knoizen, the
Navy's Caribbean commander. The
admiral, standing before the bullet-
pocked bus, told reporters the attack on
the unarmed sailors was "a well'-
planned, well-executed ambush.",
THE FBI, working with common-
wealth police, took charge of ;the in-
vestigation. Fatigue-clad Marines with
M-16 rifles patrolled the entrance to the
Sabana Seca base, and the admiral said
security was being stepped up at all
military bases on this Caribbean island.
For years, various groups have
protested the Navy's use of tiny
Vieques, off eastern Puerto Rico, for

Bomb threat em~p ties
out local sorority

target practice. The bitterness has in-
tensified since the death in a Florida
prison three weeks ago of Angel
Rodriguez Cristobal, jailed on a charge
of trespassing on Navy property during
a Vieques protest.
Prison officials say he hanged him-
self, but anti-Navy protesters question
that. One small radical group, the Ar-
med Forces of Popular Resistance
(FARP), had vowed vengeance.
THE PUERTO Rican Socialist Par-
ty's president, Carlos Gallisa, a vocal
anti-Navy spokesman, called yester-
day's attack "the product of the
situation that the U.S. Navy has created
in Puerto Rico."

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(Continued from Page 1)
The 'caller allegedly claimed the
bomb would explode at 3 a.m. While
several sorority members watched the
house's white columned facade from
temporary accommodations across Hill
Street, the projected moment passed
Concerned for their safety, sources
from the sorority chose to remain
anonymous in discussing the incident.
"MY FIRST reaction was anger,"
one member explained. "It made me
mad to think that sompeone could be so
sick to do this to us - to hurt and scare
my friends. I didn't believe there was a
bomb in the house, but after discussing
the situation with friends, I started to
think, 'What if there really is a bomb.'
"No one thought it was funny," she
continued, "People were scared, really
scared. Somebody had invaded our
home and privacy - this is what made
me so angry."

According to the woman who
received the bomb threat over the
telephone, the callerthad an "apparen-
tly British accent, and sounded
somewhat older." He reportedly iden-
tified himself in a. very "straight-
forward" way, as a member of "some
international organization." His
statement was "brief and to the point,",
the sorority member said, and "didn't
leave room for discussion:"
"THERE HAS been a bomb placed in
your house," he allegedly said. "It is
set to go off at 3 a.m. If you think I'm
kidding, I'm not. There could be a lot of
damage to the girls and your proper-
Lieutenant William Hoover, speaking
for the police department, confirmed
the members' account of the Sunday
night incident, and defended the of-
ficers' decision not to order an

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British cabinet names
new Rhodesian gover'nor

(Continued from Page 1)
Carter has declined to lift the san-
ctions pending the outcome of an all-
parties conference in London.
Soames, a son-in-law of the late Sir
Winston Churchill, would be named
Zimbabwe Rhodesia governor, but it
was unlikely he would be sent there
very quickly. The Cabinet action was
seen as a move to press guerrilla
leaders to accept Britain's proposals
and not an effort to set up a new gover-
nment immediately.
Carrington's statement stopped short
of declaring an end to the London peace
talks between the Zimbabwe Rhodesia
government headed by black Prime
Minister Abel Muzorewa and the black

nationalist guerrillas.
Carrington said the order-in-council,
a special decree the government can
enact in urgent situations without going
through Parliament, could be used to
send a governor to Salisbury "when we
wish to send one.
The negotiations, now moving into
their 13th week, have stalled over
Britain's blueprint for a cease-fire,
which Patriotic Front leaders say
would place them at a disadvantage.
"No doors have been finally closed,"
Carrington told reporters after
Patriotic Front co-leaders Joshua
Nkomo and Robert Mugabe asked for
more time to consider the cease-fire

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