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Vol. LXXXIX, No. 82

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, January 9, 1979

Exiled forces regroup
By Reuter and AP
BANGKOK - Radio Hanoi said yesterday that rebel forces
had "liberated" Cambodia after a lightning offensive and set
up a People's Revolutionary Committee to govern the country,
under a pro-Vietnamese insurgent leader.
Heng Samrin was named in the broadcast as chairman of the
eight-man committee assuming power in Phnom Penh after the
reported flight of Prime Minister Pol Pot and other government
THERE WAS no definite word on the whereabouts of Premier
Pol Pot and other leaders of the government that had been in
power in Phnom Penh since 1975.
Thai Premier Kriangsak Chamanand said here that he
believed the Cambodian leader was still in his embattled
country, apparently holding out amid guerrilla warfare on the
west bank of the Mekong River.
Some military analysts -reported Pol Pot and the other
deposed leaders - having abandoned the capital to Vietnamese
and rebel forces on Sunday - were trying to set up a line of
resistance near Siem Reap in northwestern Cambodia. The


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rebels claimed they were in control of
the area, about 320 miles northwest of
Phnom Penh.
Radio monitors here said they heard
a clandestine broadcast by insurgents;
earlier in the day claiming that the
Vietnam-backed rebels had taken over
all of Cambodia in the 13-day offensive
which resulted in the fall of the capital
The report of total victory, however,
was not repeated in later broadcasts by
the rebel station.
RADIO HANOI, wuoting the rebel
news agency SPK, said the formation of
the revolutionary committee was
announced -in a statement issued in
Phnom Penh by Chairman Heng.
The rebel news agency said an eight-
See WORLD, Page 9

Chinese entry
REUTER - The United States repor- Chinese reg
ted yesterday further Chinese and and that am
Vietnamese troop buildups along the soldiers of t
two countries' border following the themselves
Vietnamese-backed takeover of Cam- Tass den
bodia. government
The State Department urged as a "react
restraint on all parties as senior U.S. of- and said t
ficials said additional Chinese air and genuine rep
anti-aircraft units had been sent to the bodian peop
border region. See C
ficials, also has sent fresh forces to the
area near the Gulf of Tonkin.
Officials here said there were "a lot
of Chinese forces" there and they did
not know what China intended to do.
Senior aides said they could not rule
out the possibility of a punitive strike V .O
against Vietnam for leading the
takeover against the Pol Pot gover-
nment, whose main foreign links were
with China. C0 1 ~7
They also said, however, that Hanoi's
substantial air defences and supply of "
sophisticated U.S. weapons left behind in
during the Vietnam war might
discourage any major attack by the TEHRAN
Chinese. demonstral
Officials could not confirm press of Shah M
reports of a build-up along the Sino- raged acrc
Soviet border. The two feuding Com- new civili
munist giants have supported different problemsv
parties in the Indochina dispute, with leaders.
Moscow backing Vietnam. Newspap
Soviet media supported Vietnamese were killed
claims that all major regions of Cam- cities and
bodia were controlled by pro- most Irania
Vietnamese forces. PRIME
The Hanoi correspondent of the Bakhtiar de
government newspaper Izvestia repor- to present]
ted: "Today (yesterday), all the main lower house
regions of the country have been confidence,
purged of units of the Phnom Penh to have ba
regime." He added that the rebels' ad- governmer
vances over the "reactionary, pro- have triedt
Peking regime would help transform from theiro
Southeast Asia into an area of peace, In Wash
independence, freedom, stability and spokesman
prosperity." Air ForceC
The Izvestia correspondent described visiting Ira
photographs taken after the capture of the militar
Phnom Penh which he said showed the was concen
city's inhabitants greeting rebel troops the ability.
"looking happy and joyful." end the cris
The Soviet report said that "all the Sources
collaboratory services of the pro- would awai
the lower hi
For a related story on the military *meets on t
strategy behind Vietnam 's well- possibly de

Twelve Pages,
gime are being annihilated'
mnesty had been offered to
he Pol Pot regime who gave
up to the rebels.
nounced the Cambodian
t of Prime Minister Pol Pot
tionary, dictatorial clique"
he rebels were the only
presentatives of the Cam-
Iran -
N, Iran (AP) - Bloody
tions demanding abdication
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
oss Iran yesterday and the
ian government ran into'
with military and political'
pers said 50 to 60 persons
I in clashes with troops in 10
protests were reported in
an cities.
elayed until Thursday plans
his Cabinet to the Majlis, or
e of Parliament, for a vote of:
A key general was reported
cked out of the Cabinet and
nt employees were said to.
to block Bakhtiar Xninisters
ington, State Department
n Hodding Carter said U.S
Gen. Robert Huyser, who is.
an, has been recommending
ry support Bakhtiar, There
rn in the U.S. capital about
of the new government to
in Tehran said the shah
t the vote of confidence from
house and the Senate, which
he matter Saturday, before
parting on a trip abroad.

AP Photo
A SOUTH VIETNAMESE helicopter flies over the Tonle Sap river near
Phnom Penh in this photograph taken in 1970. Pro Hanoi Cambodian
forces say they captured the Cambodian capital and most of the country

Several Michigan Student Assembly
(MSA) members said their colleagues
in the organization may have voted in
December against boycotting the
University presidential selection
process in hopes of securing the Regen-
ts' support on other issues.
Specifically, Vice-President' Kate
Rubin and other MSA members said
they wanted the Regents to accept
proposals in December calling for

vote with
modifications in the Michigan Union's prod
operation. men
IN LAST month's 12-10 vote, MSA fice
agreed to name a student committee to Vic
advise the Regents on presidential can- Ahet
didates. Members were ready to the
boycott taking part in the selection spac
process altogether, charging that the
Regents weren't giving them enough Rt
input in the decision g tface
- The Regents decided to table their
decision and requested more infor- "1
mation on the Union modifications. The as a

posals presented to the eight-
miber body called for transferring
mupervision of the Unionto the Of-
of Student Services, headed by
e-President Henry Johnson.
ther change would be converting
Union's hotel rooms to dormitory
ubin said the Union issue often sur-
ed in MSA discussions about the
sidential selection process.
THE ISSUE OF the Union was used
a threat by some assembly mem-

Police union goes to mediator

bers," Rubin said. The Literary School
junior specifically mentioned MSA
President Eric Arnson as one of several
members who encouraged the MSA tok
"act on the presidential selection
process or lose the Union."
Arnson said he couldn't rememberlall
of the assembly discussion on the day of
the vote, but he said "there was some
concern about relations with the Regen-
ts as a whole. It (the Union resolution)
might have been on people's minds."
But MSA member Richard Barr said
he didn't think the Union issue was the
deciding factor.
"I don't think the Union is important
enough to change anyone's vote," he
said. "But some members votes may
have been based on maintaining good
re-ations with the Regents."
Natural Resources representative, said
the influence was stronger.
"If the Michigan Union wasn't an
issue at this point in time, we would be
boycotting the presidential selection
process," Pelava said.
Pelava added that several members
were afraid the Regents "might
retalliate on the Michigan Union plan."
Regent Paul Brown (D-Petoskey)
said he knew nothing about MSA mem-
bers considering the Union question
when voting to participate in the
presidential selection process.
"No one had ever told me anything
like that," Brown said. "I think
relations with MSA are better than they
have been in the past," he added.

A bitter dispute over a proposed
change in the Ann Arbor police officers'
;pension plan has forced the city and
Teamsters Local 214, the union
representing the officers, to resort to
mandatory arbitration to settle their
contract differences.
Negotiations to replace the officers'
contract, which expired June 30, have
been snagged by the union's demand to
allow officers to retire with full benefits
after 25 years on the force. The
previous contract stipulated that of-
ficers must also be 55 years old before
being eligible for full benefits - 75 per
cent of their salaries.
UNDER THE union's proposal, of-
ficers who joined the force at 18 years of
-age would be eligible to' collect full
retirement benefits at age 43. Ann Ar-
bor City Administrator Sylvester
Murray said the additional costs facing
the city under this plan would be
"astronomical," resulting in a financial
burden too heavy for the city to bear.
"There is absolutely no way that we
can allow this," said Murray. "We base

the cost of our pension plan on an
average payment of benefits for 15 to 20
years after retirement. The union is
talking about adding another 12 years

that a "2;-and-out" policy would
provide the chance for "new blood" on
the force.
Arbitrator Richard Strichartz, a

"I don't know if we should hare people doing police
wlork after 25 years. That's long enough in any one


-(laptai Robert Conn
A , , Arbor City Police

of payments."
Murray said if the union gets its way
at the arbitration hearing - slated for
Feb. 5-7 at City Hall - the city would
appeal the decision.
CAPTAIN ROBERT Conn of the Ann
Arbor Police Department said he con-
siders the pension issue crucial. "I
don't know if we should have people
doing policework after 25 years. That's
long enough in any one field." He added

Wayne State University law professor
will preside at the hearing. Within 30
days of the hearing, he will settle the
contract differences.

Acting president Smith
faces. heavy schedule

'U' survey predicts
a mild '79 recession


" Former Daily editor Tom
Hayden discusses the changing role
of sixties activists. See story, page 4.
" Jazz composer and bassist
Charles Mingus died last Saturday,
Mingus' manager revealed yester-
day. Mingus, considered one of the
greatest living jazz musicians, died
in Mexico City of a heart attack
fnllnwing along hout with a

A reduction in consumer spending
coupled with pessimistic public at-
titudes toward business conditions and
personal finances will lead to a mild
recession in 1979, according to the 100th
Survey of Consumer Finances taken by
the University Survey Research Center
(SRC). -
Results from the survey - conducted

Curtin, director of the survey. "Pur-
chases of high-priced goods and those
made on debt will decrease."
The Index of Consumer Sentiment, an
indicator of consumer confidence,
declined more than eight points from a
year ago. The survey showed a level of
75 index points, comparable to the level
recorded preceding the last recession.
The higher the index the more confident
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At around 5:30 yesterday afternoon,
the telephone rang on the cluttered desk
of the acting University president just
as he was finishing his first day in.of-
He stretched a long arm across the
pile of memos and reports he would be-
taking home for the night and picked up
the receiver.
"HELLOV" he said slowly. "No,
she's not here." A pause, and then with
a grin, "This is Allan Smith."
As he listened the grin widened into a.

on the second floor of the Ad-
ministration Building, ought to know
his name.
Smith, a lean 66-year-old University
law professor and for er vice-
president for academic affairs, said
yesterday that his first day of meetings
went smoothly and that he hasn't yet
run into any decisions he feels should be
reserved for the new, permanent chief
executive of the University.
THE MAJOR business in his office
these days concerns both the
replacement project for the new



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