The Michigan Daily-Thursday, January 26, 1978-Page 3
Egyptian slur impedes peace talks
FMU SEE W1S HAPP EN CL-
Ginsberg backs tenant issues
Poet Allen Ginsberg, in town for the past few days to make some
public appearances, gave his somewhat cryptic endorsement to the
two tenants' rights proposals which will appear on the Ann Arbor
ballot in the April election. It seems Ginsberg was in the local Cen-
ticore book shop autographing books when he was told about the
proposals by two members of the Coalition for Better Housing (CBH),
the group sponsoring the legislation. The CBH members were
carrying printed copies of the "Truth in Renting" and "Fair Rental
Information" proposals, which they showed Ginsberg. "Where do I
sign?" the poet asked-. "Anywhere," came the reply. Ginsberg put his
John Hancock at the top of one of the printed forms, and wrote beside
the signature, "This looks like right livelihood." If music soothes the
savage beasts, can poetry do anything for recalcitrant landlords?
Jean Smith of Belmont, Calf., found more than just clean glasses in
her dishwasher. Instead, she discovered a seven-foot boa constricter
wrapping itself around her pots, pans and silverware. The snake was
left behind by Laura Ramstetter, a former tenant. Ramstetter, a dan-
cer, used the snake, named "Huggy", in her act, prior to its disap-
Say no to Project Seafarer at a rally on Liberty St. from noon to 1
p.m. in front of the Federal Building ... the University Minority
Student Service will present several films depicting views of Asian
Americans, blacks, Chicano/Latino and Native Americans. "Our
Land is Our Life," will be shown at 1:10 and 8:15 p.m.; "Yo So
Chicano," at 2:55 and 9 p.m.; "Why We Boycott" at 3:55 p.m.;
"Heritage of Slavery" 4:25 p.m.; "Guilty by Reason of Race," 5:30
p.m.; "DuPont Guy" 6:25 p.m.; "Broken Treaty at Battly Mountain,''
at 7:15 p.m. . . . at 7:30, Ruth Cadwallader, co-ordinator of the Ann
Arbor-Ypsilanti branch of the Women's International League for
Peace and Freedom, will speak on "Mobilization for Survival" in
the Ann Arbor Public Library Meeting Room, 343 S. Fifth
Ave..,. . John Reinhard will read selections of his poetry at 7:30 at
Guild house, 802 Monroe. .. and again at 7:30, the Anthroposophical
Student Association will meet in the Welker Room of the Michigan
Union ... yet again at 7:30, Mark Lance, Worker's Vanguard
correspondent will speak to the Spartacus Youth League about "Coal
Strike in Danger: What Strategy for Victory" in conference room A,
Michigan Union basement ... at 8 p.m. parents of young children are
invited to a "parenting" session at the Clonlara Center, 1289 Jewett.
The film "Everybody Rides the Carousel" will be
shown ... Beethoven's Ninth Symphony will be read from 9 p.m. to
midnight in the Pendleton Room at the Michigan Union.
On the outside.. .
Button up your- overcoat because today will be winter at its
meanest-cold, windy, and snowy. It's going to snow all day, piling up
to a healthy seven inches by tonight. Winds will pich up during the day,
so blowing snow will abound. The high today will reach 26 eith a low of
18. The weekend will be colder and snow will diminish to flurries.
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP)-When an
Egyptian journalist recently compared
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem
Begin to the fictional Jewish moneylen-
der Shylock, the comment quickly drew
charges of Egyptian anti-Semitism and
helped paralyze the Middle East peace
Mustafa Amin, the American-
educatededitor of Akhbar el-Yom,
wrote three weeks ago of the meeting of
Begin and Egyptian President Anwa
Sedat, "This meeting was not with the
representatives of the state of Israel
but with Shylock the arms merchant."
AMIN SAID later he did not intend it
as an anti-Semitic slur but was trying to
emphasize the price Begin wants for
peace with Egypt, likening him to the
character from Shakespeare's "Mer-
chant of Venice" who demanded a
pound of flesh from a creditor.
But Begin didn't see it that way.
"This is ari expression of hatred of the
Jews for the past 300 years," he said in
a speech Monday, explaining why he
suspended military talks with Egypt.
"These things I have read are from
the abyss . .. this is not an atmosphere
in which the Israeli defense minister
can return to Cairo as if nothing was
BEGIN CHARGED the Egyptian
press with conducting an anti-Jewish
slur campaign with tacit official con-
Ranking Egyptians have denied that
an anti-Semitic campaign is under way,
saying occasional stray remarks should
not be viewed as an Egyptian consen-
They said Egypt would not have
received the warm, spontaneous
welcome he did on his Christmas visit
to Ismailia, Egypt, if the Egyptians
FOR THOUSANDS of Israelis the
slightest hint of anti-Semitism raises
memories of Hitler's death camps.
Amin may not have fathomed how deep
his comment would cut.
"This campaign may have had more
influence in the breakoff of negotiations
than any differences over territory,"
said the speaker of the Israeli
Parliament, Yitzhak Shamir, a long-
time associate of Begin's.
"Begin has had a long personal ex-
perience with anti-Semitism. He was a
student in Poland when Polish students
were beating up Jews. He was a
prisoner in a Russian prison camp
where Jews .were treated like dirt,"
Shamir said in an interview.
THE INSULT Begin saw in the
remark may not have been the main
reason of the breakdown of the talks.
Observers say Israel wanted to 1 ook
tough after Sedat recalled his foreign
minister from talks in Jerusalem last
But officials emphasize the impor-
tance the prime minister attaches to
the press comments.
"Begin has seen so much anti,
Semitism he is almost immune to this
kind of remark," said his personal
secretary Yehiel Kadishai. "But after
an insult like that to the prime minister
of the Jewish nation, in the midst of
negotiations, the talks just couldn't go-
Amin's biting wit has put him in jail
in the past, so he laughed off Begin's
but an Israeli reporter who left Cairo
for Israel on Monday m'ade this parting
remark to Egyptian officials on the.
Shylock comment: "That one word
could wreck the whole thing."
face rise of crime
PARIS (AP)-French authorities,
stymied by a daring kidnap and an
elusive bandit leader, were seeking
ways yesterday to confront a general
rise of crime and terrorism.
Justice Minister Alain Peyrefitte,
who is acting premier while Raymond
Barre is abroad, appealed to his coun-
trymen to help police in the war against
"INFORMING on criminals is part of
French law," he said. "A criminal who
is not denounced is a criminal still on
"We do not wish a reign of anarchy
and violence to establish itself in Fran-
ce," Peyrefitte had warned Tuesday
night on nationwide television. 'yAny
weakness or complacency is unaccep-
Police stopped 140,000 vehicles and
spot-checked 250,000 Frenchmen in the
first 24 hours after mysterious abduc-
tors carried off Baron Edouard-Jean
Empain in Paris on Monday. The
Belgian industrialist leads a giant
conglomerate that, among other things,
builds nuclear power plants and
AUTHORITIES revealed no new
developments in the Empian case, and
they were still not certain whether the
wealthy nobleman was seized for
political or criminal reasons.
They also were still looking for
VYves Maupetit, 29, identified by police
as leader of a "Bonnie-and-Clyde" ban-
dit team suspected of killing a Paris
businessman and his wife last week.
Maupetit's 47-year-old girlfriend was
captured in an auto chase that left three
policemen injured, and the fugitive
later kidnapped a woman in an ap-
parent attempt to ransom his partner.
He released her when again forced to
flee the massive police dragnet.
APART FROM A series of dramatic
incidents, police acknowledge there has
been a steady rise in murders, rob-
beries and other crimes in France, par-
ticularly in Paris.
A study by the conservative daily
newspaper Le Figaro said the crime
rate in the French capital was the
highest of European cities, with a early
index of 102 felonies and misdemeanors
per 1,000 inhabitants as compared with
78 per 1,000 for Brussels, the next
The survey did not include figures for
New York, although statistics from
New York City police indicate a far
higher crime rate there.
SINCE JUNE, 1975, some $9 million
has been paid in ransoms for four kid-
nap victims. The abductors of only one
have been caught, and $3 million was
Official crime statistics for 1977 have
not yet been published, but authorities
say the number of serious offenses is
Almost'every Parisian has his own
story to tell about increasing robbery
"It's terrible in the suburbs," said
one resident. "People call up here at
1:30 a.m. and then hang up, obviously
checking to see if anyone is at home.
We're almost the only house on the
block which hasn't been robbed."
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Thursday. January 26, 1978
Ctr. Study, South, Southeast Asian Studies: Mo-
hammed Salleh, "Topics in Maylay Literature,
Classical and Modern," 200 Lane Hall, noon.
Ctr., Japanese Studies: Bill Kelly, Brandeis Univ.,
"How to Run a Japanese Irrigating System," Com-
mons Rm., Lane Hall, noon. .
MHRI: Willem Gispen, State University Utrecht,
"ARCH and CNS: Behavioral and ,Neurochemical
Aspects," 1057 MHRI, 3:45 p.m.
Geography: John Lewis, "Recent Research in Ur-
ban Climatology," 4050 LSA, 4 p.m.
Chemistry: Donald Levy, U-Chicago, "Spectrosco-
py with Supersonic Molecular Beams," 1300 Chem., 8
Music School: Reading, performance, Beethoven's
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