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Vol. LXXXIX, No. 99 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, January 28, 1979 Ten Cents Eight Pages plus Supplement

Students are

target of FBI


The Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI) has increased its intelligence-
gathering activities at the University in
recent weeks, according to student
Tie students, who requested
anonymity, said the FBI has contacted
at least three University students -
some of them foreign - in the weeks
following political demonstrations on
this campus and outside the home of the
Shah of Iran's mother in Beverly Hills,
THE STUDENTS confirmed that
some of those contacted were connec-

ted with a demonstration staged at the
Rackham Building during a speech
here by former Israeli Foreign'Minister
Yigal Allon on December 17 of last
But the sources said it is unclear if
the FBI's actions are part of an in-
vestigation into the Allon incident. They
said the questions could be part of the
government's response to an Iranian
student demonstration in Beverly Hills,
or the result of a general increase in in-
telligence activity.
"We don't have enough evidence to
state conclusively at this point that,
yes, this is because of the Allon in-

cident" said MSA ,Vice-President Kate
Rubin, who is working with a group of
students attempting to halt the in-
telligence activity. "Either way, we
don't expect this to stop."
ONE STUDENT explained the group
knew only that "they (the FBI) have
been much more active in the past mon-
th than they have ever been."
Ben Brewer, a spokesman for the FBI
office in Detroit, said he could not
comment on whether any investigation
was being conducted at the University.
The student sources refused to reveal
the names or nationalities of those con-
tacted because, they said, some of these

students fearedretaliation against
relatives in foreign countries. They also
refused to identify the campus groups
with which the students are connected
because they fear that negative
publicity might discourage University
students from working with those
ONE STUDENT ruled out the
possibility that those contacted are in-
telligence agents themselves.
"The possibility 6f suspecting them of
being foreign agents, and therefore
giving the FBI reason to investigate
them, is ridiculous," the student said.
"They are doing absolutely nothing

illegal. But still they are being contac-
ted by the FBI. Their rights are being
denied by this harassment," the
student said.
Some students said they were unsure
how many people had been contacted.
They explained that persons contacted
are often afraid to tell anyone else they
have been approached..
But one member of the group
organized to fight the actions
speculated that others had been ap-.
"My guess is that it's more than three
peolile, but it's hard to substantiate,"
she said.

A group of 15 people met Wednesday'.
to plan strategy to fight the FBI's ac-
tions. The group-whose spokespersons
are-Rubin and Student Legal Services
attorneys Molly Reno and Barbara
Kessler-plans to publicize the in-
telligence activity to discourage
University members from cooperating
with the FBI's efforts.
. ONE STUDENT explained that
students-especially foreign, studen-
ts-are unaware they, can refuse to
speak to federal investigators.' The
student said a primary objective of the
group will be to inform students they
See STUDENTS, Page 2



Khomeini to
discuss Iran

AP Photo
Thousands of supporters of Ayatullah Ruhollah Khomeini march over the Shayad permit the religious leader to return to Iran.
Arch in Tehran yesterday. The demonstrators are demanding that the government,
Rockefeller dies of heart attack

By AP and Reuter
TEHRAN, Iran - Prime Minister
Shahpour Bakhtiar said yesterday he
would fly to Paris within 48 hours to
meet with Ayatullah Ruhollah
Khomeini and "seek advice" from him
on Iran's future. It was unclear whether
Khomeini would receive Bakhtiar,
whose resignation he has been deman- r
Aides to the ayatullah, who led the
popular uprising that drove Shah
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi from Iran,
were jubilant when Bakhtiar's announ-
cement was made: Later they appeared
to have divided. Khomeini aides in
Paris said no decision on whether to
receive Bakhtiar would be made until
BAKHTIAR'S surprise announ-
cement came in a radio address last
night, hours after hundreds of thousan-
ds of Khomeini supporters marched in
the streets demanding that Bakhtiar
allow the ayatullah to return.
Bakhtiar said, "As a patriotic
Iranian, who considers himself as a
small , member of the glorious
movement and as a person ,wh
believes in the leadership of the
ayatulah ... I have decided to go to
Paris within 48 hours to have the
pleasure of meeting him and to seek
advice on the future of the country."
Dr. Ibrahim Yazdi, who has relayed
most ,of the ayatullah's statements
from Paris to Iran since Khomeini
arrived in France from Iraq last Oct 6,
said without qualification that
Khomeini would meet with Bakhtiar,
and that Khomeini had known in ad-
vance Bakhtiar was coming.
But Sadegh Ghothzadeh, another
chief aide, later told reporters,. "It is
evident that Mr. Bakhtiar will be
received by the ayatullah Khomeini if
he is coming to offer his resignation."
Ghotbzadeh said any other motivation
offered by Bakhtiar would be studied
with care before Khomeini decided
whether to receive him.
Queried on the contradiction, Yazdi
said the two aides were expressing "our
own understanding" of the develop-
ments, and added "it is very natural

that two people may reach different
cMoEANWHILE, Bakhtiar still refused
at least publicly, to say when he might
open Iran's doors to Khomeini. He did
say he expected any meeting with
Khomeini to last no more, than three
In Tehran, where at least 15 people
were killed Friday in street battles
between soldiers and the ayatullah's
supporters, troops kept well in 'the
background' today as. the marchers
surged through the capital. Some of the
See BAKHTIAR, Page 8
NEW YORK (AP) - A woman
claiming to have nitroglycerin com-
mandeered a United Airlines jumbo jet
with 131 persons aboard last night: The
plane landed at Kennedy International
Airportand negotiations began, author-
ties said.,
After about 2/2 hours of talks with the
woman, 24 passengers - 18 adults and
six. children - left the plane, a Port
,Authority official said.
ALSO F A spokesman Irwin Goldstein
said an FBI agent was on board the
plane, and talking to the woman.
About an hour after the plane landed
at the sprawling airport, it was brought
to a gate at the United terminal. The
hijacker demanded that a telephone
line be set up so she could talk directly
with United officials, said a spokesman
for the Port Authority of New York and
New Jersey, which operates the air-
Al Puttre, the Port Authority police
See HIJACKER, Page 8

NEW YORK (UPI) - Nelson
Rockefeller, one of the world's wealth-
iest men who longed in vain for a
presidential bid the Republican Party
denied him, died of a heart attack
Friday at the age of 70.
The former vice president died late
Friday night in his private office in a

townhouse just off Fifth Avenue.
A, FAMILY spokesman said the for-
mer vice president and governor of
'New York had been found slumped over
his desk in his 13 W. 54th St. office by a
Police officers and paramedics tried
unsuccessfully to revive Rockefeller

GM, UAW divided
in Flint negotiations

A United Auto Workers (UAW) of-
ficial stated yesterday that 7,000
Chevrolet Truck Plant workers in Flint
would shut down the factory's
operations and man picket lines on
Monday morning, unless negotiations
between local union officials and
General Motors management take a
turn for the better very soon.
Bob Evans, UAW Local 598 recording
secretary, said a secret device installed
in a superintendent's office 18 months
ago speeded up assembly rates and
resulted in more than 1,600 trucks being
built with free labor.
"THEY (GM) have admitted to 1,600
free jobs, but we think that figure
represents only a drop in the bucket,"
the union official asserted.

PROSPECTS FOR a speedy set-
tlement are far from good., Evans
claimed that offers coming from plant
management have been very negative.
"Up to this point, GM has ;been
talking about compensation for a few
hundred man-hours of work. We have
been asking compensation for a few
thousand," he said.
Spokesmen for GM were not
available for comment Saturday. The
company's only reply to questions con-
cerning the talks was that
"negotiations were continuing without
progress, but there is hope for a set-
THE UNION issued a letter of intent
to strike to GM last Monday at 10:45
a.m., exactly one week before the
projected strike date. Negotiations
have h en lnin nn htween the two

before they took him to Lenox Hill
Rockefeller, one of the world's
wealthiest men, had no previous history
of heart trouble, said Dr. Ernest
Esakof, a family physician.
A PRIVATE interment service was
scheduled for family members only at
11 a.m. tomorrow in the Rockefeller
family cemetery at their Pocantico
Hills, N.Y., estate in suburban West-
chester County, after cremation.
A memorial tribute for family,
associates, close personal friends and
national and international public of-
ficials was set for Friday, Feb. 2, at 11
a.m. at Riverside Church in Manhat-
tan, with the Rev. Dr. William Sloane
Coffin presiding.
TRIBUTES TO Rockefeller poured in
" Police in Osaka, Japan
critically injured a gunman as
they freed the 25 hostages he held
captive in a bank. See story, page
" The Michigan basketball team
pulled out another victory at the
buzzer yesterday, this time nip-
ping Illinois 56-54. See story, page
* The Ann Arbor City Council
will hold a special meeting to

Chinese may attend 'U' by fall

from around the world. In New York,
Democratic Gov. Hugh Carey ordered.
flags at state office buildings lowered to
. Carey also informed the family he
planned a major state tribute and
memorial service in Albany, N.Y., at a
later date.
From Camp David, President Carter
said, "Nelson Rockefeller was born to
privilege and accepted his privilege as
an obligation to serve his state and
In Amman, Jordan, former President
Gerald Ford said, "I have lost one of
my closest friends."

Special to The Daily,
WASHINGTON-University political
science professor Michel Oksenberg,
now the national security council China
advisor, said yesterday that more ex-
change students from the People's
Republic of China will be attending the
University, perhaps as early as next.
Currently, there are only two studen-
ts from mainland China attending the
Okensberg, who is one of four top
Carter advisors involved in the secret
-n i *hnij* kI n'i vItr,,nal;ti

Oksenberg said.
Oksenberg also said that he plans to
return to teaching in Ann Arbor this
fall, for either graduate or un-
dergraduate courses.y
Oksenberg said making arrangemen-
ts for the Teng trips has been "thrillihg
and exhilarating, though also very
taxing." One reporter said that during
a recent interview in Oksenberg's of-
fice, the China advisor's phone rang
every 3D seconds. The joke now cir-
culating in' Washington is that many
state department officials are "knee
deep in Teng."
TENG BEGINS his eight day tour of
the United States today and has
srhedileda o mivatP mPetina with

Officials here said privately that the
United States will be trying to impress
Teng with .this country's vitality,, and
attempting to erase any Chinese
notions that the U.S. is on the decIin as
a world power.
High administration offjcials expect
a science and technology agreement to
be signed between the countries in
ceremonies Wednesday. Officials are
also working for cultural and consular
IN THE SCIENCE and technology
agreements expected to be signed,
China will be getting advanced western
technology but not weapons or weapon
component. Oksenberg said that it is
too early to tell if this means China will

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