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Thursday, November 14, 1974

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Three

Thursday, November 14, 1974 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

South Africa may
pullout of U.N.
UNITED NATIONS, (Reuter) ter Hilgard Muller and other
-Western diplomats viewed the Soith African ministers have
prospect of South Africa's with- spoken of the need for drastic
drawal from the United Nations changes.
with misgivings yesterday, be- After Tuesday night's vote in
lieving the U. N. African mem- the assembly, barring South
bers move has set back several I Africa from the current session,
promising new developments in due to end on December 17,
the Republic. there were strong indications
In an address to the Security here that it would pull out of
Council last month, African Am- the world body of its own ac-
bassador Roelof Botha promis- cord.
ed his government would do all African states which forced
in its power to end racial dis- the issue were widely believed
crimination. to have done so in retaliation
SINCE THEN, Prime Minis- against the vetos by the U. S.,
ter John Vorster, Foreign Minis-; France and Britain on October
30 to defeat an expulsion mea-
sire before the Security Coun-

Nixon to leave hospital
LONG BEACH, Calif. GP) - cover-up t r i a 1 underway in tic increases in blood pressure
Former President Richard Nix- Washington, D.C. in recent days during "stress-
on will be discharged from the ful physical activity" - appar-
hospital today, 23 days after he LUNGREN said Nixon's blood ently meaning when Nixon
was admitted for treatment of pressure is still fluctuating takes walks in his hospital
phlebitis, a hospital spokesman during times of physical and room - and also when "he is
said last night. nonphysical stress. physifally quiet or concentrat-
"Tomorrow is discharge day," "We're continuing to moni- ing . and engaging in problem
said Norman Nager, spokesman tor his blood pressure at regu- solving.
for Memorial Hospital Medical lar intervals and at times we
Center of Long Beach where or the nurses may feel war- AT ONE POINT Nixon s
Nixon has been hospitalized ranted," Lungren said. blood pressure was 180 over
since Oct. 23. The doctor said studies were 95. His normal rate is 120 over
under way to determine the 70 or 80.
NIXON'S physician, Dr. John cause of swings in Nixon's blood Lung scans. were conducted
Lungren, said earlier in the pressure and "the question of Tuesday to determine if fluid
week that Nixon, 61, would administration of antihyperten- around the left lung and a patch
probably be discharged to his sive medication to lower the of pneumonia which has partial-
San Clemente home late in the blood pressure is being consid- ly collapsed the right one could
week, despite new health com- ered." be caused by a lung clot like
plications. Lungren said Tuesday that the one detected during Nixon's
Nixon had experienced drama- first hospitalization.
Earlier in the day, Lungren -
said in a written report that
Nixon continued to improve
over-all and that tests of Nix-

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PARIS {A'} - Measures grant-
ing women unrestricted right to
seek abortion until the 10th
week of pregnancy were ap-
proved yesterday by the French
cabinet. but stiff debate awaits
the legislation in parliament.
The bill was pronosed to meet;

THE FOCUS of U. N. hostil-
ity against the republic has
been the apartheid question,
South Afr"ica's refusal to give
up control of the International
territory of Namibia (south
west Africa) and military and
economic support for the white
minority government of Rho-}
desia, the target of U. N. sanc-
tions.
The implications of the As- YASIR ARAF
sembly's action were obvious given him as I
today to all delegates: any
member state whose policies SPEAKS
are thoroughly unpopular with
the majority of African, Asian,
and Communist States may be'.
denied its rights and privileges
in the assembly without the.
need for any recommendation

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AT, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, responds to applause 3
he takes the podium to adress the United Nations General Assembly yesterday.

on's lungs had revealed no new
clots. But the physician added
that he was still puzzled about
rises in Nixon's blood pressure.
Nixon's doctor :said he wel-
comed the arrival of three doc-
tors who will examine the for-
mer president and determine if
he can testify in the Watergate

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widespread publc sentiment There was immediate spec- less than a decade, Yasir Ara-;
that the 54-year-old law now on Iulation that the next .target fat has blasted his way from
the books, permitting abortion might be Israel, whose remov- desert caves into the interna-
only when the mother's 'life is '
directly threatened, is outmod- a from the U. N. has been sug- tional political spotlight.
ed t gested by several Arab dele- As recently as 1965, the Pales-
THE DRIVE for liberalized gates. But there has been no tinian leader was directingl
abortion laws has been .stoked hint of any early move against operations against Israel from
by well-publicized accdunts of Israel here. mountain hideouts overlooking
prominent women who admit- LIKE SOUTH Africa, Israel the Jordan Valley.
ted to abortions in defiance of has been a sharp critic of the HIS GUERRILLA group, Alt
the law. U.N.'s "one-sided attitudes, hav- Fatah, or Conquest, had o n 1 y:
Among them are film star ing itself received many con- 100 members. Arafat was hint-
Jeanne Moreau, film director demnatory resolutions. ed not only by the Israelis butl
Nadine Trintignant, author Si- Tuesday night's decision ap-!also by Arab leaders who saw
mone de Beauvoir and actress plies only to the current ses- !him as a threat to their stabil-
Micheline Presle. sion of the assembly. But diplo- ity and security.
Feminists insist the 1920 law matic sources said there was Thanks to Israel's humiliding
is not only archaic but discrimi- no chance, short of sweeping defeat of the Egyptian, Syriani
nates in favor of the rich. They policy changes in South Africa, and Jordanian armies in 1967,I
said poor women had to go to that the Republic would be al- Arafat and his guerrillas gain-
backstairs clinics for clandes- lowed to resume normally in ed new prestige and massive
tine abortions while the affluent the U.N. i backing throughout the Arab'
could travel to Switzerland or It was this prospect which world. Al Fatah's membership1
Britain for legal ones. was believed here to make it swelled to 15,000, and the Arao;
THE CURRENT law threat- iughly probable that Vorster governments have had to swal-
ens women who have illegal would decide to "write off the low their resentment and adopt
abortions with a maximum tw U.N." and withdraw his gov- him as a hero.
years in jail and X1,300 in fines. ernment from membership. Now the 45-year-old Aafat's
Doctors who perform abortions dark glasses, straggly beard and1
risk 1 year in jail and a $14,- THE MICHIGAN DAILY black-and-white checked kafi-
500 fine. volume Lxxxv, No. 61 yeh, a traditional Arab head-
But aro m nt - Thursday, November 14, 1924 dress, are familiar in the high-,
But abortions may not be'-j is edited and managed by studentss
come any cheaper if the new at the university of Michigan. News est Arab councils.
law is passed. To encourage phone 764-0562. second class postage HE REGARDS his trip to the
birth trol the law stipulates paid at Ann Arbor. Michigan 48106U his "bold
thatcototelwsiuae'p'ntdNtoss the cs of an bin can- published d a i I y Tuesday through ntdNtos s hs'od
cost abortion Sunday morning during the univer- est commando operation eve","
not be reimbursed by medical sity year at 420 Maynard Street. Ann the masterpiece of his career so'
insurance. Arbor, Michigan 48104. Subscription far.
rates: $10 by carrier (campus area):B
And to discourage hasty de- '1 local mail Michigan and Oh o Born in Jerusalem in 1929,
cisions, it requires that a wo- $12 non-local mail fother states and Arafat is believed to have been'
man must get social agency foreign). raised near the Wailing Wall in;
counseling on ways she" could godaSythmrhu session ta published Tues-mrig
couselngon ay sh culdgoday throuh Saturday morning, the Arab sector of the cit7. In
ahead with her pregnancy and Subscription rates: $5.50 by carrier
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his late teens he carried arms at walking the political tight
and ammunition to his father rope, his followers call him Al
and elder brother fighting Khitiar, or The WVise Old Man.
against the Jews in the 1947- He has established good rela-
48 Palestine War following the tions with the conservative gov-
proclamation of the state of ernments of oil-rich Saudi Ara-
Israel. bia and Kuwait, which provide
The family moved to Gaza his movement with the money it
in 1948 and Yasir went to Cmrp needs to stay alive. But he also
University to study engineering. maintains strong relacions with
There he became chairman of the radical governments of Sy-
the Palestinian Students Orgaii- ria, Iraq and Libya, which pro-

zation and later of the Palesrin-
ian Alumni Association in :he
Egyptian capital.
HE WAS credited with organ-
izing the first fedayeen com-
mando groups in 1956 when guer-
rilla raids into Israel f r o m
neighboring Arab states oagan.
In 1969, with the Arab world
still smarting from the 1967 de-
feat, Arafat took command of
the Palestine Liberation Organi-
zation, welding a number of
guerrilla groups together under
a single political umbrella.
The guerrillas suffered a ser-
ious setback in 1970 when King
Hussein's Bedouin army three
them out of Jordan in a blojdy
civil war. They moved on to:
Syria and Lebanon and there
recovered their strength. At the
Arab summit conference 1 a s t
rnoth, the other leaders of the
Arab world recognized Arafat
and the PLO as the sole legiti-
mate representatives of 'he
Palestine people and Hussein
has to go along with the decis-
ion.
BECAUSE OF Arafat's skill

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vide the guerrillas with their
firepower.
His personal security is a per-
manent problem. He has smrcviv-
'ed at least two assassin itian at-
tempts, and not even some of his
closest associates are told where
he is spending the night.
His headquarters is in Betrut,
but he has no house or apart-
ment and is not married,
ALTHOUGH RADICAL g u e r-
rillas oppose his leadership,
most of the 3 million Palestin-
ians appear to believe that his
comparatively moderate policies
will eventually win them a
homeland.
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