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Eighty-Nine Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXIX, NO. 129

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, March 14, 1979

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

Peace up to




Egypt wait

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - President
Carter concluded his Mideast odyssey
yesterday with Egypt embracing peace
terms and Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin vowing to resign
unless his parliament accepts them.
Both nations said a treaty could ben'
signed withinthe month.
Begin agreed to the U.S. compromise
proposals and said he would work to
persuade his cabinet and parliament to
approve them. The prime minister
called a special meeting of the cabinet
for today amid signs that approval was
AFTER A FINAL shuttle from
Jerusalem to Cairo, Carter flew home.
The mood aboard Air Force One was
Secretary of State Cyrus Vance
flashed a thumbs up sign. Kit Dobelle,
chief of protocol, raised her glass of
beer in a toast. And the President
shucked his coat and grinned.
In Jerusalem, Begin said a treaty
with Egypt could be signed within the
month if the cabinet and parliament
"IT WOULD be the duty of the gover-
nment to resign," he said, if
parliament, the Knesset, rejected the
Begin has been able to swing his 16
fellow ministers behind him on other
crucial issues during Carter's visit, and
observeers believed his prestige would
carry the cabinet again.
Moshe Shamir, a leading hawk in
Begin's own Herut Party, called the
draft treaty and its appended letters "a
disaster for the future and security of
BUT HE SAID there was little he

could do to stop the "steamroller of
events" that could carry the treaty to
Knesset ratification.
In Cairo, Egypt's minister of state for
foreign affairs. Butros Ghali, was
asked if he agreed with Begin about the
possibility of a signing within the mon-
th. "I can answer positively," he told
The Associated Press. "I hope the
peace treaty will be concluded in this
The Middle East News Agency said
Prime Minister Mustafa Khalil will
convene a cabinet meeting tomorrow in
Cairo and Sadat will brief top officials
of his National Democratic Party on
CARTER, EN route home from
Israel, stopped in Cairo to meet with
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.
After a three-hour conference at the
airport, the President announced Egypt
had accepted U.S. proposals for
resolving remaining obstacles to a
Then Carter boarded Air Force One
for the 14-hour journey to Washington,
briefing Senate Majority Leader
Robert Byrd (D-W. Va.), on the
developments by telephone.
Begin said the three leaders would
sign the accord in Washington. Then
Begin and Sadat would sign the Hebrew
version in Jerusalem and the Arabic
text in Cairo.
"I am convinced that now we have
defined all of the main ingredients of a
peace treaty between Egypt and Israel
which will be the cornerstone of a com-
prehensive peace settlement for the
Middle East," the President declared
before leaving Cairo.

Presden Cater nd gypian resden Anwr Sdat(lef) rvie anAP Photo
President Carter and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (left) review an Minister Menahem Begin (right) hailed Egypt's acceptance of the American
honor guard during Carter's farewell visit to Cairo. Earlier, Israeli Prime proposals, and predicted a Mideast settlement within the next two weeks.

P 0
Citizens, law enforcement officers,
elected officials, and clergymen,
representing stands both for and again-
st the newest marijuana reform bill,
appeared at public hearings on the
proposed legislation in Lansing yester-
Those who testified were divided
about one half on each side of the
issue. The clergymen and several
people from Detroit most strongly op-
posed the bill, while law enforcement
officers and. elected officials generally
took the opposite stance.
THE BILL was introduced to the
Senate last month by Sen. Jerome Hart
(D-Saginaw). It lessens the penalties
C 00 1S
City voters
Voters in the upcoming city election
will have the opportunity to determine
the fate of the city dump, authorize con-
struction of a new southside fire station,
and demand repair of several local
These projects, if approved, would be
financed by bond sale revenue, but un-
der the Headlee tax limitation amen-
dment, passed in last November's state
election, a city must obtain voter ap-
proval to issue general obligation bon-
THREE OF the eight local ballot
proposals-E, F, and G-involve the
city's increasingly congested landfill.
The first of these, proposal E, in-
volved the possible purchase of a
$2,825,000 solid waste shredding
facility. The shredder would prolong
the life of the present landfill by com-
pressing the garbage deposited there.
As outlined in a bonding proposal fact
sheet from the City Administrator's of-
fice, a shredder would benefit the city
by retaining its independence in terms
W nesday
r Many University students,
chiming the Regents didn't live

split 01
for use, possession, and delivery of less
than 100 grams of pot, with its most
lenient section lowering the penalty for
possession of less than 100 grams from
$1,000 and one year in jail to $25 and no
jail sentence. This would put penalties
for possession of a small amount at the
level of any other civil penalty, similar
to a traffic ticket.
The bill also contains a section
allowing pot to be used for theraputic
treatments for glaucoma and asthma,
and for side effects of chemotherapy
treatments for cancer.
Sen. Basil Brown (D-Highland Park),
who presided over the hearings, opened
the discussion of the highly emotional
issue by stating he thought it was wrong
for society to lock away a person who

rileniet pot bill

uses marijuana in his own home for his
own pleasure. "I don't think we should
continue to regard as a felon the use of
marijuana. We shouldn't continue to
wreck the lives of those whose use only
harms themselves," he said.
ONE OF THE most moving
arguments in favor of the bill came
from a young cancer patient, who said
marijuana helps him get over the
nauseous feeling and loss of appetite he
has experienced, enabling him to gain
some weight. "I don't feel that I should
have to go outside the law to make me
feel better."
A Michigan State University instruc-
tor, holding a doctor's degree in
biology, backed up this argument,
'saying that the use of a substance ex-

tracted from marijuana is more effec-
tive than all other anti-nausea drugs
that are commonly used.
Gesesse County Sheriff John O'Brien
said it is impossible to enforce the
current law because of the large num-
ber of marijuana offenders. Some of his
deputies are hesitant to take action
because the paperwork and procedures
for bringing action against marijuana
offense is identical to that involving
robbery offenses.
O'Brienadded that more deputies
might begin to crack down on offenders
if punishment is simply handing them a
$25 fine. Making the punishment more
' realistic for the crime "will cultivate a
more positive attitude toward law en-
forcement," he said.
A worker for the Drug Education
Center of Lansing said children react to
the severity of laws, and use of large
amounts of alcohol are far more
dangerous than small uses of
marijuana. "Young people seem to
think marijuana laws are just to punish
them," he said. He added many persons
form peer groups based solely on drug
An aide to Sen. Steve Monsma (D-
Grand Rapids) reported that Monsma
had introduced a different bill yester-
day morning dealing only with
decriminalization for theraputic uses
for glaucoma and chemotherapy, ac-
See OPINIONS, Page 2

Laos reports
Chinese threat

face many proposals
of garbage disposal. With a trash com- are $675,000 and $725,000 respectively.
pacter, Ann Arbor would be assured of Proposal D asks voters to authorize
space for its garbage in the future. the sale of $700,000 worth of general
Otherwise local waste might have to be obligation bonds to finance a new fire
transported to private landfills, where station to service such areas as Briar-
the city would be financially at the wood shopping mall and the
mercy of private garbage undertakers. Georgetown subdivision.
THE SHREDDER could also enhance ACCORDING TO City Administrator
the possibility of city-wide recycling Sylvester Murray, "It has been shown
programs, as the machine is designed that construction of this fire station is
to weed out metal from the rest of the need," since the present stations,
refuse. dispersed throughout the city, are not
Proposals F and G request dosese roughourenit me no
authorization to purchase 108 acres of emse enough to respond m i time to
land as an extension of the dump, as emergency calls from the city's south-
well as replace worn landfill equip- west side.
ment. The price tag on these projects See VOTERS, Page 10
Iranians protest
Carter's m-ieast visit

By AP and Reuter
BANGKOK, Thailand-While China
reported a hero's welcome home for its
invaders of Vietnam yesterday, Laos
accused the Chinese of moving troops
near its border and digging combat
trenches "in preparation for war."
Chinese television showed troops
withdrawing through the Friendship
Bass across the border with Vietnam as
pretty Chinese girls garlanded tank
cannons with red scarves.
China's Xinhua Hsinhua news agency
said, "All along the 12-kilometer eight-
mile road leading to Pinxiang (P'ing-
hsiang), welcomers waved flowers and
colorful bunting, played traditional
musical instruments and danced
joyously amid the explosions of

BUT THE Soviet Union charged
"Chinese aggression continues" in nor-
thern Vietnam. And Laos charged
that the Chinese are moving troops,
smuggling spies and commandos into
its country and carrying out propogan-
da to sow division among the Laotian
The Laotian charges, carried by the
offical Laotian daily Siang Prasson, did
not elaborate on movement of troops.
The'newspaper also said the gover-
nment's March 7 decision asking China
to suspend road building in Laos "will
help preserve the traditional friendship
between the two countries." It said,
"Instead of building roads, Chinese
workers dug combat trenches and
made other preparations for war."
See CHINA, Page 5

up to their agreement to fairly
examine the Universjty's South
African investments, will appeal
to the board during tomorrow's
meeting. See story, Page 7.
* The Senate yesterday over-
whelmingly approved a bill
calling for a new relationship
with Taiwan, saying that any at-
tack by Peking on the island
would cause "grave concern"'for'
the U.S. See story, Page 10.
" The National Football
League awarded the 1982 Super
owlt n the Pontiac SivwAnm.

By Reuter and AP
TEHRAN - Over 100,000 people
demonstrated at Tehran University
yesterday against President Carter's
visit to the Middle East and some
waved banners saying "Death to Car-
Addressing the rally, Shani al-
Hassan, head of the recently-
inaugurated Palestine Liberation
Organization (PLO) office in Tehran,
said the U.S. aircraft carrier Con-
stellation had been sent to the Persian
Gulf to destroy the Iranian revolution.
"CARTER HAS come to the Middle
East to hatch a new conspiracy," he
said. "We must not allow Carter to
replace the Shah with a caliphate (ruler
of Islam). We must not allow Carter to
make (Egyptian President Anwar)
Sadat the policeman of the Middle East.

there would be no peace in the Middle
East until Israel had fallen.
AMIR ENTEZAM, official
spokesman of the new Iranian gover-
nment, yesterday denied a Time
Magazine story saying he and Deputy
Premier Ibrahim Yazdi were pro-
An American expert on Iran, James
Bill, was quoted in this week's Time
Magazine as saying Yazdi and En-
tezam were among aides of Iranian
religious revolutionary leader
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini who were
pro-American or influenced by long
periods of living in the United States.
Bill had studied with Yazdi and
described Entezam as "about as
American as you can possibly get,".
Time said.
"WE STRONGLY denv this hnth

Title IX
at NO
Noting that "merger often means
submerger," Mary Pollack, former
Title IX compliance officer for
Michigan State University, spoke
last night on the problems of in-
tegration of athletic programs.
Pollack, who spoke to a group of
about 30 persons at a National
Organization for Women (NOW)
meeting, outlined "the most viable
strategy for enforcement of Title IX,
which is informing students about
their rights and the mechanisms to
gain them."
LIZ GEISE, MIchigan coordinator
of the Project on Equal Educational
Rights (PEER), a project of NOW's
Legal Drefeme andRtnatinn Fenn

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