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Vol. LXXXIX, No. 106 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, February 6, 1979 Ten Cents Fourteen Pages

Farmers stage

violent protest


leader of
rival gov't
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Ayatollah
Ruhollah Khomeini took a fateful step
in his fight for power yesterday,
naming a veteran anti-shah politician
to head a "revolutionary" regime
rivaling Iran's shaky government. He
warned the military they risk God's
wrath if they try to stop him.
The Moslem holy man called on the
people of Iran to obey the new "tran-
sitional government" of 70-year-old
Mehdi Bazargan, which is to pave the
way for an Islamic republic. He urged
them to show their support through
peaceful marches nationwide.
KHOMEINI declared the U.S.-
endorsed government of Prime
Minister Shahpour Bakhtiar "must go"
and that "all those who were identified
with this regime must go," including
Bakhtiar himself. Bakhtiar was appoin-
ted by Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
before the monarch left Iran Jan. 16.
Western diplomats said Khomeini's
move heightened the danger of a con-
frontation between his revolutionary
movement and the armed forces, whose
commanders have vowed to support the
monarchy and the constitutional
government. But some, say a com-
promise is still possible.
Reacting to Khomeini's challenge,
the army sent troops into the offices of
government ministries, apparently to
maintain discipline among workers and
head off a possible takeover by the rival
group. For the third day in a row, no
political violence was reported in Iran.
KHOMEINI, who made his announce-
ment at a news conference, urged civil
servants and soldiers to cooperate with
Bazargan, and Bazargan insisted his
was not a "shadow government." He
said: "It is a real government" th'at
will oversee elections for a new repub-
But the new "prime minister,' repor-
tedly the key intermediary in secret
contacts between the two camps, also
said he does not intend to try to
physically move into the Bakhtiar
government offices.
The embattled Bakhtiar told Iranian
television that as long as the new
"government" is a "matter of words,
it's possible."
"But if it comes to action, it's a dif-
ferent thing. I will have no objection to
the announcement of a temporary
government, provided this government
plays the role of a shadow government
or future government . . . There is one
Iran and one government," he said.


cop cars
clash in
D.C. jam
By Reuter and AP
WASHINGTON Angry farmers up-
set by prices for their farm goods
snarled morning traffic in Washington
yesterday with 2,000 tractors, but police
bottled them 'up when they' tried to
repeat the confusion in the evening rush
The farmers, who had converged on
Washington from various parts of the
United States, clashed with police in a
number of violent incidents throughout
the day and at least 16 arrests were
tractors to ram police cars which tried
to block their way. Other tractors were
abandoned at busy street intersections
and one was set on fire.
Police used tear gas to disperse far-
mers who tried to block entrance into
the sprawling Department of
Agriculture building by chaining their
tractors together.
"We've raised enough corn, but not
enough hell!" came the battle cry, as
several cavalcades of tractors, trucks
and other farm vehicles poured into the
city for) a traffic-snarling display in.
protest of the amount of government
price supports for their crops.
POLICE ARRESTED at least eight
farmers and impounded more than' a
dozen vehicles, many of which were left
abandoned in key intersections.
Several police cruisers were ram-
med, and tifes were slashed and win-
dows broken on others. One officer was
injured when a tractor was driven over
his foot, and Police Chief Burtell Jef-
ferson, who called out his entire force,
was personally involved in a shoving
jane Moore, convicted of an
assassination attempt against then-
President Gerald Ford, has escaped
from the Federal Reformatory for
Women here, authorities said late last
Marguerite Gardette, associate war-
den at the prison said Ms. Moore and
another inmate were found to be
missing during a count of inmates con-.
ducted about 9:20 p.m.
The other inmate was identified as
Marlene Martinez.

THERE WAS PROTEST in the air this weekend. Clockwise from upper left: In
Washington, D.C., police armed with gas masks and billy clubs grapple with
farmers protesting low prices; in Seattle, disguised from Taiwan secret police,

AP Photo
Taiwanese protest Vice Premier Teng Hsiao-ping's visit; and in Tehran,
students display photographs of the Ayatollah in a peaceful protest.

5 0

City bond sales likely

With" the deadline for filing on the
April ballot only one week away, City
Council will hold two special meetings
to coordinate the placement of certain
bond issues before the voters. The
major projects voters will be con-
sidering are a solid waste shredding
operation and a new fire station.
As stipulated by the Headlee amen-
dment, passed in last November's elec-
tion, certain types of city bond sales
must receive approval of the voters.
THE PURCHASE of the $3,548,000
shredder could potentially create a
deficit in this year's city budget. But,
according to City Administrator
Sylvester Murray, should the voters
approve the project this April, the city
* After 90 years of segregated
state education in Rhodesia, a
small number of blacks were
admitted to previously all-white
schools. See story, Page 8.
* After fighting for 30 years to
receive benefits from their son's

would borrow needed funds with no
detrimental effect on the treasury.
The shredder is a ltong-awaited an-
swer to the city's impending solid waste
problem. The present 190-acre landfill
is quickly running out of space, and, ac-
cording to a Department of Solid Waste
(SWD) report, garbage would be over-
flowing the dump by 1982. The purchase
of two fifty acre chunks of land ad-
jacent to the present landfill, wIll most
likely also be a bond issue. The
acquisition of this land would cost the
city $648,000.
The purchase of a garbage shredder
that would compact the city's waste,
prolonging -the landfill's life by 75 per
cent, emerged as the favored solution to
the garbage buildup at last week's
council meeting. The sWD had recom-
mended, with little prior warning, con-

struciton of a two million dollar gar-
bage transfer station.dGarbage would
be collected, delivered to the station,
and then most likely transported out of
the county to private landfills.
OBJECTIONS TO the proposed tran-
sfer station were numerous, and coun-
cil last week closed further discussion
on any such alternative. Though the
transfer station would have an initial
price tag lower than that of the shred-
ding operation, estimates predict a
narrowing of the discrepancy by the
year 2000.
Several council members, including
Mayor Louis Belcher, said they would'
like to see the city self-sufficient, and
See BALLOT, Page 9

grad student
resigns from
Citing growing disillusionment with
the presidential selection process and
University politics in general, graduate
student Mark Lewison resigned Satur-
day from the student presidential selec-
tion committee.
The Rackham student government
representative said he made the
decision because he feels the student
committee has little power to deter-
mine who will be the next permanent

OSS selects
Union task force

University Vice-President for Student
Services Henry Johnson Saturday
selected a task force of 24 students,
faculty, alumni, and staff members
charged with developing recommen-
dations for making the Michigan Union
a more student-oriented building.
Formation of the task force comes af-
ter the University Regents' decision
last month to dissolve the Union Board
of Directors and transfer control of the
building's operations to the Office for
Student Services, which is headed by
THE GROUP, which met Saturday

for an organizational meeting, is
broken into four subcommittees, each
co-chaired by a faculty member. The 12
students, four faculty members, four
alumni, apd four staff members on the
committee are scattered on the sub-
Johnson has not said how heavily he
will weigh'the task force's report after
'it is presented to him in April.
Dave Brownlee, president of the
University Activities Center (UAC) and
co-chairman of the ,Activities and
Programming Subcommittee, said his
group will meet tomorrow to start
planning the group's actions.
"THE ULTIMATELY large issue
(for the subcommittee) will be how
does it (each activity) fit in, and where
does it fit in?" Brownless said.
Research Associate Dean Paul
Rasmussen, co-chairman of the food
services subcommittee, said his group
would'examine different food services
facilities as one way of evaluating the
best alternatives for the Union.
"Our first task is to get familiar with

Apt. fire kills 2

student visitors


called to the scene after the bodies were

This is unusual because most places

is heated with steam or hot water, there

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