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Eighty-Nine Years of Editorial Freedom


Low - High teens

Vol. LXXXIX, No. 112

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, February 13, 1979

Ten Cents


elve Pages

Iranians celebrate Khomeini's

By AP and Reuter
TEHRAN, Iran - Backers of
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
struggled to keep his revolutionary vic-
tory from dissolving into anarchy
yesterday as bands of trigger-happy
civilians rampaged through Tehran's
streets firing weapons into the air.-
Khomeini, Iran's Moslem patriarch
who organized the revolt that ended the
monarchy of Shah Mohammad Reza
Pahlavi, urged his followers to avoid
"arson, destruction, and cruelty." He
said those indulging in such acts
disobey "Allah's orders and are
traitors to the Islamic movement."
BUT MANY armed groups, euphoric
with victory, appeared out of control,
ignoring orders to deliver their
weapons to local mosques.
"There are people out there with
weapons who don't know the difference
between a rifle and a shovel," a gun-
toting aide at Khomei'i's headquarters
said in despair.
Officials said yesterday at least four
people have been killed by accidental
gunshot wounds in the past few days.
A highly-placed source told the
Associated Press the shah-appointed
prime minister, Shahpour Bakhtiar,
was under the protection of his old
friend Mehdi Bazargan, named by
Khomeini as prime minister of the new
Islamic Republic.
BAKHTIAR, AN anti-royalist appoin-
ted by the shah Jan. 4 in a last-ditch ef-
fort to end months of strife and blood-
shed, reportedly resigned Sunday when
military commanders ordered their
troops to cease resisting Khomeini's
armed insurgents. The shah left Iran
Jan. 16 and is in exile with his family in

Tehran Radio, quoting hospital
spokesmen, said Sunday's fighting in
the capital left 417 persons dead and 989
wounded. At least 200 others died in
earlier weekend violence. It was repor-
ted that 150 persons died in the nor-
theastern city of Tabriz and 44 in the
southern city of Shiraz. Ten agents of
SAVAK, tote shah's secret police, were
killed when -"citizens" seized the
SAVAK office in the Caspian city of
Rasht, one broadcast said.
FORMER SAVAK chief, General
Nematollah Nassiri, appeared before
questioners on television last night with
his head in bandages, his face bleeding
and his hands held behind his back by
two civilians.
But the 72-year-old general denied he
was to blame for SAVAK atrocities and
said he acted on orders from the prime
minister, who for most of his time as
SAVAK chief \yas Amir Abbas
Hoveyda, the shah's premier for 13
"There might have been some tor-
ture, but I know nothing about it
because I was not handling those
things," General Nassiri said. "More
junior officers might have done what
you say, but I know nothing about it."
SAVAK IS already in tatters, like all
the other pillars of the shah's autocratic
rule. It was about to be abolished for-
mally by the ousted governm9nt of
Prime Minister Shahpour Bakhtiar
when it was swept away in Iran's two-
day revolution.
There are thousands of foreigners in
Iran, including some 7,000 Americans,
and Khomeini ordered they be protec-
ted. There were no reports of 'any'
Americans being among some 800 pe-
sons killed during thme past two days of

AP P'hoto
GENERAL AMIR HUSSEIN Rabiei answers a question at a news conference yesterday in Tehran. The four captured officers pictured above were members
of the Shah's regime.


vows cooperation with Iran

By Reuter and Al'
WASHINGTON - President Carter
said yesterday he would try to
cooperate with the new Iranian gover-
nment brought to power by Islamic
leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
less than a month after the downfall of
the shah.
The United States meanwhile
suspended plans to send helicopters and
Marines to Turkey yesterday to help
protect the U.S. Embassy in Tehran
and evacuate Americans from Iran.
THE STATE Department said
helicopters and Marines were being
sent to forward locations as a
precautionary measure, but there was
" City Council approved rate
hikes for city taxi cabs last night.
See story, page 5.
" The Back Action Movement
(BAM) strike against the Univer-
sity in 1975 had a pronounced ef-
fect on the University's policy-
making process. See the editorial
" The Michigan icers lost all
playofff hopes when they 'lost to
Denver last weekend. See story,'
page 10.

no intention at this point to send them to
The Turkish government today said it
' would not allow the Marines in, but it
would allow the helicopters in if their
sole purpose was to help evacuate
Americans from Iran.
State Department spokesman Hod-
ding Carter said the United States had
no plans at this time to move the
Marines or helicopters to Iran.
U.S. government sources, who earlier
said thehelicopter force was en route to
Turkey, said plans had been changed
and the force would be sent to an un-
disclosed location.
IN DISCUSSING the oil situation, the
President at his news conference said

Iranian cut-off had not yet produced an
energy crisis but warned that the
situation "certainly could get worse."
"We will attempt to work closely with
the existing government," Carter said
shortly after Dr. Mehdi Bazargan
moved into the prime minister's office
in Tehran following the resignation of
Shahpour Bakhtiar's government.
"Our goals are . . . to ensure the
safety of Americans in Iran, to
minimize the bloodshed and violence, to
ensure that Iran is capable of protec-
ting her independence and her
territorial integrity . . ." Carter told a
press conference.
THE PRESIDENT also declared that
other U.S. objectives were to prevent

interference in Iran's internal affairs
by any outside power and to honor the
will of the Iranian people.
Carter, who had stood behind the
shah and then Dr. Bakhtiar, said the
United States had never tried to decide
for the Iranian people who their
leaders should be.
"We tried once, in Vietnam, and
failed abominably," he said.
MEANWHILE, Khomeini's victory
brought swift and varied reactions
from both friends and potential
enemies of the new government.
The Soviet Union officially
recognized the new government in Iran
yesterday after weeks of anxiety that
See CARTER, Page 5

boycotts seek
dorm support

Winter term enrollment drops

Winter term enrollment at the
University has decreased here in Ann
Arbor, while the Dearborn and Flint
campuses have gained students over
the last year:
There are 710 less students in Ann
Arbor today than were here last winter,
according to figures released by the
University last week. But the Dearborn
and Flint campuses gained 357 students
since then, so the overall decline in
student enrollment across all three
campuses is down by only 353.
UNIVERSITY officials here,
however, expressed no great concern
over the Ann Arbor campus' drop in
Harold Shapiro, vice-president for
academic affairs, said, "The changes
in individual school and college
enrollments largely reflect the general
employment situation in the various
Alfred Sussman, Dean of the
Rackham School for Graduate Studies,
noted large enrollment decreases in the

School of Education, in the Speech and
Theater Department, and in Masters
Degree programs in Liberal Arts.
THE ENROLLMENT decrease in the
School of Education was caused by a
cut in state funds, Sussman said. "The
leveling off at this time of the age
cohort that attends elementary
schools . . . is a demographic factor

Assistant Director of Undergraduate
Admissions Donald Swain said
although it is still too early to predict a
decline, the number of applications this
year is about two per cent less than last
year. Swain said enrollment declined in
departments such as Natural Resour-
ces because applicants are not aware of

The changes in individual school and college en-
rollments largely reflects the general employment
situation in the various fields.
-Harold Shapiro, vice-president
for Academic, Affairs

Two local organizations will be
seeking dormitory residents' support
for their boycotts of Nestle's, Libby's,
and Campbell's food products this
The groups, the Ann Arbor Farm
Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC)
Support Group and the Infant Formula
Action Coalition (INFACT), will
present their proposals to dorm coun-
cils beginning this week.
The organizations may encounter dif-
ficulty in gaining dorm support,
however, due to the different causes
behind the two boycotts, the lack of an
organized structure by which students
may ask the Housing Office to im-
plement such a boycott, and student
unawareness of the positions of the two
FLOC IS urging the boycott of Lib-
by's and Campbell's food products in
support of migrant workers who pick
tomatoes and other vegetables for sup-
pliers of these companies. The workers
have claimed they are being exploited
by the food producers and have gone on
strike demanding better wages and
working conditions.
INFACT's boycott of Nestle's is
based more on humanitarian grounds.
According to the group, Nestle's and
other coporations are sending baby
formula to Third World nations that is
useless, unless mixed under special
conditions usually not found in those
impoverished countries. As a result, as,
many as ten million infants in the Third
World who drink this formula are suf-

feringu severe diarrhea and
malnutrition, the organization conten-
The groups may encounter difficulties
by presenting their proposals to the
student councils as one boycott. While
the dorm representatives may approve
one boycott, they may not wish to honor
the other, and thus both efforts might
be defeated by the dorm assemblies.
Adding to the disparity of the two
boycotts is the fact that Nestle's is the
parent company of Libby's. FLOC
wholeheartedly supports the Nestle's
boycott because it helps them in their
struggle against Libby's, but members
of INFACT do not necessarily support
the FLOC boycott, according to group
TAKING THEIR boycotts to the
dorm residents has been a problem for
the two groups;because there no.longer
is an organization that represents dorm
residents on housing issues. In the past,
issues of this nature went through the
University Housing Council (UHC), an
elected body of students who lived in
the dorms. But UHC dissolved earlier
this year, and students have had no
organized voice in housing decisions
since then.
Representatives from FLOC and IN-
FACT approached Kathy Beauvais, the
Hill area housing director, with their
proposal. Beauvais then talked to Norm
Snustad, acting associate housing
director, and other housing officials,
and they encouraged the groups to ap-
proach the dorm councils to get a sense

Road the Today
column, Page 3



Outbreak of Reyes
Syndrome worsens

that the legislature has recognized," he
Sussman said the enrollment flux in
the department of Speech and Theatre
is due to discussions on reorganization
in the department.
The decline in masters degree
enrollments was a "short term
change," said Shapiro. And "it would
be wrong to think of it as a major

the diverse programs offered at the
The office of Financial Aid has
received 400 to 600 more applications
for financial aid this year than last
year, according to Acting Financial Aid
Director Harvey Grotrian. He said,
"We don't feel that it's the lack of
financial aid that has negatively affec-
ted enrollment."

The number of cases of Reyes Syn-
drome - the mysterious flu-like
disease that afflicts children and
'adolescents - is rising in Michigan, ac-
cording to University doctors.
A University Hospital spokesperson
said five children diatgnosed as having
the disease have been admitted to C.S.
Mott Children's Hospital within the
past 10 days.
ONE CHILD was admitted earlier
this month, threemore entered the
hospital last weekend, and another
child was admitted yesterday.
Dr. Joseph Baublis, head of the

THE FIRST symptoms of Reyes Syn-
drome are the familiar signs of the flu.
But these can progresssinto excessive
vomiting, abrupt behavioral changes
and delirium, which normally signal
the beginning of Reyes Syndrome. Doc-
tors have not yet found a cause for the
Several influenza cases of the A-
Brazil type virus broke out in
Washtenaw County last week and Coun-
ty Health. Director Dr. John Atwater
said he expects to see a significant in-
crease in the future.
The virus, which caused an epidemic
in Brazil last winter, is expected to

State Dems want Kennedy
to challenge Carter in '80

In May of 1976, Jimmy Carter won
the Democratic primary in Michigan
largely with the support of blacks, the
UAW, and state party leaders.
Three weeks ago, Carter-as
President-proposed a 1980 budget
which increases defense allowances,
while at the same time cuts social

that the blacks and the poor who elected
him in 1976 will probably not support
him inm1980.
Hood pointed to cuts in CETA (Com-
prehensive Employment and Training
Authority) and in federal lunch
programs as especially hard on lower-
income groups.
One drawback in Hood's movement is
Ihe f'et that there are n strnng On-

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