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The Michigan Daily-Friday, December 7, 1979-Page 9

REBELS SEIZE MAJOR TOWNS:

Soviet jets
NEW DELHI, India (AP)-Soviet
warplanes flying support for gover-
nment forces in the 19-month-old
Afghan civil war bombed rebel-held
villages in strategic Badakhshan
Province, a delayed report from Kabul
said yesterday.
The report, from a usually reliable
source, said Soviet air power was used
after Moslem insurgents seized major
towns including Faizabad, capital of
the remote northeastern provin e that
borders the Soviet Union, China and
Pakistan.
DIPLOMATIC SOURCES in New
Delhi were unable to confirm the use of1
Soviet planes.
The rebel tribesmen are battling to
overthrow President Hafizullah Amin+
and establish an Islamic republic in the
overwhelmingly Moslem country. They{
control about half the rugged Afghan
countryside.

bomb
The Kabul source quot
army officer hospitalizedi
battle wounds as sayin
nment troops survived
fighting while about 1,00
the rebel side with arr
jeeps, trucks and several t
THE FIGHTING involv
jet fighters and helicop
from Soviet bases that hit
villages believed in rebe
report said. It said some n
were dropped.
The air strikes follow
Afghan army officers
proceed to Badakhshan fo
fensive, the report said.
State Department spok
ding Carter said in Washi
this week there was no
Soviet troops in actual
"Soviet advisers have ine
role in support of the Afg

village in Afghan fighting )
ed an Afghan especially in the area of command and members of the conspiracy, diplomatic
in Kabul with control functions." sources reported.
g 400 gover- THE SOVIETS have taken over Shin- IN AN APPARENT move to patch up
I the recent dand military air base in Herat Provin- differences, Moscow replaced its am-
0 deserted to ce on the Afghan-Iran border, a reliable bassador and this week sent Deputy In-
ns, artillery, Kabul report said. The Soviets already terior Minister Viktor Paputin to
anks. control Bagram Air Base near Kabul, Kabul, a report from the Afghan capital
ed Soviet MiG diplomatic sources said. said. S
ter gunships Western estimates say there are bet- Paputin met Amin on Monday, an
northeastern ween 3,500-4,000 Soviet military ad- unoffical report from Kabul said. They
1 control, the visers in the country. It is not known if discussed the restructuring of the
apalm bombs this number includes some Asian Afghan police force along Soviet lines at.
Soviets-Tajiks and Uzbeks-whose and possible closer links between the 4TIC
ed reports of features are similar to some northern Soviet KGB secret police and its Afghan
refusing to Afghans. There have been reports of counterpart, the KAA, both at home
r a counterof- the Tajiks and Uzbeks serving in some and abroad.
Afghan army combat teams.=-; -
kesman Hod- Amin, 50, seized power after thwar- II
ngton earlier ting an attempt by his predecessor, the liii1lii
evidence of late Nur Mohammed Taraki, to remove
combat but him as foreign minister in September.
creased their His regime has accused the Soviet Em-
han military, bassy in Kabul of shielding several

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TT11 11 *

HuIbarc launces campaign for
First Ward City Council position

(Continued from Page 2)

that finally was approved was worse
than that which Greenberg opposed.
Belcher also outlined wh't he thought
Hubbard could do as First Ward council
member: remove a petroleum storage
plant from the First Ward and use the
land for housing; work to have a new
railroad station built on a Huron River
bank site owned by developer Dick
Berger; and act as "liason" between
the University and the City as the
University expands the Fuller Rd.
bridge to connect with the proposed
new University Hospital.
After the press conference, Green-
berg refused to comment on campaign
issues, but she said, "It wasn't clear to
me who's press conference it was,
Don's (Hubbard's) or the mayor's."
The First Ward, between Packard
and State Sts north of Hoover St., is
Food prices
up in Nov.;
highest rise
in five years
(Continued from Page )
measures, if necessary, short of all-out
rationing.
AMONG THOSE options, he said, are
assigning each vehicle a weekly no-
driving day, or assigning once-a-week
gasoline purchase restrictions.
Duncan said the administration was
considering sending to Congress a
.measure to impose a 50 cent a gallon
excise tax on gasoline, a plan bound to
spark controversy.
In recent years Congress has rejected
all attempts to increase federal taxes
on gasoline. A 50 cent tax would raise
about $50 billion a year, but also would
spur inflation.
LYLE GRAMLEY, a member of the
President's Council of Economic Ad-
visers, said the November price report
is evidence that "we've not made any
breakthrough on inflation yet."
The increase in food prices, the
largest since a 4.2 per cent rise in
November of 1974, means consumers
will be paying more for groceries in the
near future, especially for meat items.
The overall increase in wholesale
prices follows a 1 per cent rise in Oc-
tober and 1.4 per cent jump in Septem-
ber. Food prices had declined 0.1 per
cent in October.
"ANY TIME PRICES go up as much
as 1.3 per cent, as they did in Novem-
ber, it's got to be disturbing," Gramley
said. But he said the big jump in food
prices may be a "one-month bump,"
adding there are "some hopeful signs"
of an improvement in the inflation
outlook.
He said prices of meats at the farm
level have stabilized since mid-
November. Gramley said, "If we take
out food and energy in November, there
was basically a 7 per cent rate of in-
flation."
The easing in the increase in energy
prices was welcome, although Gramley
cautioned that if the Organization of
Petroleum Exporting Countries votes
another increase in the price of oil at its
Dec. 17 meeting in Caracas, the respite
may be only temporary.
Chinese Papercuts
Cards
Records
Calendars
Diaries
Tarot Cards

Class Struggle Game
Puzzles-Games

traditionally a Democratic stronghold
and includes a large number of studen-
ts. But city Democrats and Republicans
said they were skeptical that Hubbard
could attract more students to the polls.

Ten students showed up at the press
conference yesterday in a show of sup-
port for Hubbard. His campaign
manager, LSA junior Stuart Bikson,
said Hubbard has a ward organization
of some 50 to 70 students.

ENERGY.
We can't afford
Special TgIF
5-7 P.M.
No Cover
Drinks 1/2 Price
Live Music by:
MARY MARTIN and the
9th Street Tunas
611 Church
One Block South of South U.

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