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Vol. LXXXVIII, No, 140 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, March 28, 1978 Ten Cents 10 Pages Plus Supplement
New Israeli peace
Egypt, Saudis meet
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - Israel of-
fered a new formula yesterday for
Mideast peace talks and Deputy Prime
Minister Yigael Yadin called it a "far-
reaching step" toward Egypt's demand
for Palestinian self-determination.
The proposal calls for the "participa-
tion" of West Bank and Gaza Strip
Palestinians in determining their own
future. It edges Israel slightly closer to
President Anwar Sadat's demands and
to a U.S.-proposed compromise for-
But there was no firm sign of an im-
By MARK PARRENT
A record breaking 104 students have
filed candidacy for the 38 Michigan
Student Assembly (MSA) seats up for
grabs in next month's election.
"This many people have never -run
for student government," said Election
Director and long-time MSA politico
G.J. DiGiuseppe after last night's can-
ONE CANDIDATE attributed the
huge turnout to active recruitment of
candidates by the various parties.
Several parties tried to have at least
one candidate in each of the 17 schools
and colleges. The candidate also said it
is desirable for presidential candidates
to have large followings of candidates.
The election will be held April 10,
11 and 12. This election is the first under
MSA's new election procedures, which
were approved by students last month
in a campus-wide election.
Each school and college is entitled to
a certain number of representatives
based on the number of students
enrolled in the particular school. Cer-
tain schools, because of their small
enrollment, have one representative
with only one-half vote.
THIS ELECTION is also the first
time the MSA president and vice-
president will be selected by the entire
See RECORD, Page 7
minent breakthrough in reviving the
stalled Israeli-Egyptian peace talks,
though it was reported Israel was con-
sidering sending Defense Minister Ezer
Weizman to Egypt to reopen
negotiations on a possible Israeli with-
drawal from the Sinai Peninsula.
WEIZMAN REFRAINED from
specifically denying the Israeli press
reports. Asked "'When are you
leaving?", he replied: "I don't know."
In Cairo, the Egyptian and Saudi
Arabian foreign ministers urged
diplomats attending an Arab League
meeting to unify Arab ranks in order to
force Israel to give up occupied lands
and allow creation of a Palestinian
The bitterest opponents of Sadat's
peace overtures to Israel - Syria,
Algeria, Libya, South Yemen and Iraq
- stayed away from the meeting. But
the Palestine Liberation Organization
was represented, despite insistence by
a PLO spokesman in Lebanon that the
organization would not attend.
Meanwhile, French paratroopers set
up the first operational positions for the
U.N. peacekeeping force in southern
Lebanon, digging in north and south of
the port of Tyre, the only area south of
the Litani River not in
Israeli invastion forces.
the hands of
A KUWAIT newspaper, Al-Siyassa,
quoting sources close to the Palestinian
command, reported that Syria has
given assurances to the Palestinian
guerrillas that they will be allowed to
operate against Israel across the cease-
fire line in the Golan Heights.
Israel invaded southern Lebanon
March 15 in order to take away the
guerrillas' prime base for attacking the
Prime Minister Menachem Begin's
new proposed declaration of principles
for resuming peace talks was broadcast
by Israeli radio, apparently in response
to reports President Carter might go
public with details of the dispute bet-
ween him and Begin in their
Washington talks last week.
The disagreements between the
Israelis and 'the Egyptians and
Americans center on the basic prin-
ciples of Israeli'withdrawal from oc-
cupied lands and the establishment of a
A KEY ELEMENT in the new Begin
formula would be Israeli agreement to
See ARABS, Page 2
Coal mine reopens AP Photo
Five union coal miners are transported to a mineshaft iri Wilkesville, Ohio. These men were part of the first production shift
to work the mine in almost three months. Miners all over the country returned to work yesterday. See story, Page 10.
C IILNI TOLD MA JOR CUTS NECESSARY:
1st Ward race
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> By KEITH RICHBURG
For the day after Easter, last night's City Council meeting
-the last before next Monday's elections-was ironically
akin to the Last Supper.
In either a case of wishful thinking, or a foreshadowing of
the outcome of next week's mayoral contest, Mayor Pro Tem
Lou Belcher chaired the meeting from the seat he has battled
for a full year to occupy.
The current holder of the mayor's chair, Democrat Albert
Wheeler, was away in Washington attending President Car-
ter's announcement of a national urban policy in the East
Room of the White House.
WHILE IN WASHINGTON, the Mayor might have stop-
ped off at the office of Housing and Urban Development to
ask HUD officials why the Community Development Block
Grant funds for Ann Arbor were cut by 18 percent this year,
et rop osed
while the CDBG funds for Detroit more than doubled.
The official explanation for the cut that amounts to more
than $460,000 was that Ann Arbor's population decreased sin-
ce last year's allocation, according to Ann Arbor CDBG
director Laurie Wargelin.
Also, new legislation passed by Congress since last year
"puts more emphasis on large, depressed areas," Wargelin
AS A RESULT, Wargelin and the CDBG staff were forced
to make some drastic cuts in allocating funds between
housing, physical development and public services when
they prepared the staff's preliminary application for the
federal monies. Last night, Council approved that ap-
plication, and agreed with most of the recommended cuts.
"Most of the cuts came in the physical improvement
See CDBG, Page 7
By KEITH RICHBURG
and DENNIS SABO
A new write-in candidate in the up-
for-grabs First Ward council race may
add an unexpected twist to a race
already deemed "too close to call."
Bruce Richard, a second-year
University law student, hopes his ad-
mittedly futile last-minute campaign
will promote his Socialist Party, USA,
city elections '78
to major-party status.
"THE CHANCES are slim for this
year, but we're not really looking for
this year," Richard said. "We're trying
to build a strong third party that will
replace the old Human Rights Party
and go further."
Richard's candidacy may force a
repeat of the 1976 ward election when
the Democratic and Human Rights
Party candidates split.a large percen-
tage of the votes, enabling Republican
Wendall Allen to slide in as a victorious
Richard'maintains, however, his
candidacy is "serious," and not the one-
shot or spoiler campaign some critics
RICHARD CHARGES there is no dif-
ference between the incumbent and the
Democratic hopeful he is challenging in
Urban policy creates
WASHINGTON (AP) - President.
Carter announced a major overhaul of
federal programs yesterday as part of
an $8.3 billion strategy to help cities
cope with conditions ranging from
economic decay to sprawling growth.
"The deterioration of urban life in the
United States is one of the most com-
plex and deeply rooted problems we
face," said Carter in a speech to state
and local officials. "The federal gover-
nment has the clear duty to lead the ef-
fort to reverse that deterioration."
Key elements of the long-awaited
Carter plan include creation of a
National Development Bank,
establishment of a handful of job-
creation schemes and several
proposals to direct federal urban aid to
states and neighborhoods.
"I AM CONVINCED that it is in our
national interest not only to save our
cities and urban communities, but also
to strengthen them and make them
more attractive places in which to live
and work," said Carter.
The urban policy was immediately
criticized by Lee Alexander of
Syracuse, president of the U.S. Con-
ference of Mayors, who said it is "a
significant step in the right direction,
but contains too little in new funds and
raises new questions about the role of
He praised Carter's proposal to
create a development bank, but ex-
pressed concern over Carter's decision
to send money directly to neighborhood
groups-bypassing city hall.
National Urban Coalition President
Carl Holman said "It's a good proposal
as far as it goes" but expressed disap-
pointment over the funding levels.
CARTER SAID his urban policy is
designed to correct past federal errors.
"For those who live in our urban
areas, the gravest flaw in past federal
policy was not that we failed to spend
money. It was that too many of the
programs were ineffective and too
See URBAN, Page 8
See SOCIALIST, Page 2
accept new contract
" Because Democrat Council-
man Earl Greene has no competi-
tion for his seat in the First Ward,
the contest could mean big trouble
for the I)emocratic Party. See
story, Page 2.
By SUE WARNER
The House Officers Association
(HOA), which represents interns and
residents at the Medical Center has
ratified a new one-year contract with
After eight months of bargaining,
negotiators for the two sides reached a
pact earlier this month which was ap-
proved by a majority of the HOA mem-
THE NEW CONTRACT ensures that
a house officer representative will be
more than two house officers assigned
to a room.
Wages under the contract will in-
crease by the same 5.75 per cent which
was granted all University staff this
year. That will make the starting
salary for a house officer $13,851. In ad-
dition, the doctors won the day off for
their birthdays and increased stipends
for those working at institutions in
REISNER SAID the contract also
stipulates that house officers in the
medical program cannot be assigned to
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