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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, October 26,

U.N. schedules debate on hijack issue
ED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) - ers as well." on this matter at this verv tim"

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The General Assembly, acting under
the shadow of a possible international
pilot strike, agreed yesterday to place
the issue of airliner hijacking on its
agenda.
A hearing will open today in the
assembly's 149-member special
political committee, which will debate
on the subject right away.
COMMITTEE Chairman Bernhard
Neugebauer of East Germany. then
ruled that any date for debate would be
set only after consultations with re-
gional groups.
Vietnamese delegate Nguyen Van
Luu told the committee, "Certain coun-
tries are seeking opinions in support of
their reign of terror against not only
those individuals driven to acts of des-
peration but legitimate freedom fight-

The pilots' strike plan was announced
last week after four hijackers seized
control of a German Lufthansa jetliner
after it left Majorca and killed the pilot
during a stop in South Yemen. West
German commandos later stormed the
plane at Mogadishu, Somalia, killing
three of the hijackers and freeing 86
hostages.
KURT HERNDL, legal adviser to the
Austrian Foreign Ministry, accepted
the proposed consultations but stressed
the need for quick action.
Referring to the threatened airline
strike, he said, "The sponsors that
brought forward this item were aware
of the very grave situation in which the
international community finds itself ...
and thought that it was appropriate for
the United Nations to take some action

Scheduled to appear at the committee
hearing Wednesday are Capt. Derry
Pearce, an Australian who is president
of the International Federation of
Airline Pilots Associations, and Assad
Kotaite, president of the council of the
U.N.-affiliated International Civil Avi-
ation Organization.
THE ASSEMBLY added "Safety of
International Civil Aviation" to its
agenda and the committee agreed to
listen to the two officials without taking
votes.
Pearce met with U.N. Secretary-;
General Kurt Waldheim on Friday and
the strike was called off after he was
assured of U.N. action. Pearce told
reporters his organization would moni-
tor developments here and did not rule
out an eventual strike.

rorty-two cou ntries e yi 1ustria,
proposed the assembly take up the hi-
jacking issue.
IN ALGERIA, authorities said they
disanoroved of using force against
hijackers and they would not permit
any raid on Algerian soil similiar to the
action by German commandos in

Somalia.
The Algerian news agency said Presi-
dent Houari Boumedienne is convinced
the only way to deal with hijackers is by
negotiations.
A high Algerian official, elaborating
on the agency's statement, said a gov-

Group rejects gas-gus

Arab official killed by terrorists

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emir-
ates (AP) - A top official of the
United Arab Emirates was shot and
killed yesterday in a burst of gunfire
apparently meant for Syria's foreign
minister.
Police sources said a white-robed
Palestinian gunman from Syria was
arrested while trying to hijack a
Czechoslovak cargo plane after the
shooting at Abu Dhabi Airport, but
three other gunmen escaped.
SA F BIN GHOBASH, 47, minister
of state and No. 2 man in the Foreign
Ministry, was shot while seeing off
Syrian Foreign Minister Abdul Hal-

im Khaddam. Ghobash suffered bul-
let wounds in the chest and arm and
died at a military hospital.
Khaddan, who was not harmed,
later told reporters in Damascus
there were several gunmen and
"they came from Baghdad," seat of
the government in Iraq. The two
countries are ruled by rival factions
of the Socialist Baathist party.
Syria has blamed Iraq for several
terrorist attacks in Damascus in the
past year, including an attempt to
assassinate Khaddam on Dec. 1. Two
gunmen on a motorcycle wounded
him in the arm.

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THE SYRIAN government is also
opposed by extremist Palestinians
who object to its stated willingness to
reach a political settlement with
Israel and its intervention that ended
Lebanon's 1975-76 civil war.
Thtre was little doubt in this
emirate confederation at the mouth
of the Persian Gulf that Khaddam,
one of Syrian President Hafez As-
sad's closest advisers, was the target
of yesterday's attack.
Ghobash had no political enemies
that we know of," a well-informed
source said.
GHOBASH had been minister of
state for foreign affairs since- 1973.
He had studied civil engineering and
international relations in Iraq and
the Soviet Union. He and his Russian-
born wife had dour children.
The cabinet held an emergency
meeting and pledged to take mea-
sures against unnamed elements
"exploiting our generosity and hospi-
tality to carry into the country their
conflicts."
An Arab reporter covering the
departure ceremony said one or
more gunmen fired "pistols as Gho-
bash and Khaddam entered a depart-
ure lounge. The Syrian minister
jumped aside and ran and Ghobash
dropped to the floor, blood spilling
fromthe front of his robes, the
reporter said.
Airport officials said one gunman
took seven airport workers hostage
after the shooting and forced them
into a Czechoslovak cargo plane in an
attempt to hijack it, but he was
arrested.
Police held him for questioning but
withheld his name.

(Continued from Page L
the energy plan, House members of the
conference committee voted 23-1 again-
st the Senate proposal to outlaw the
manufacture of fuel-inefficient cars.
But the committee is free to consider
the proposal again later.
Later, Metzenbaum, who sponsored
the ban in the Senate, said he will modi-
fy the proposal and submit it again to
conferees. He said he was hopeful there
could be a compromise.
CONFERENCE Chairman Harley
Staggers, (D-W.Va.), also predicted the
negotiating unit would reach a compro-
mise over the issue. "We have to. We'
have no other choice," he said.
Staggers also said he has been disap-
pointed that the conference committee
has made so few major decisibns after
meeting now for a full week.
"There's been a lot less progress than
I thought there wouldbe and a lot more
talking than is necessary. I'm going to
start to crack down on those doing the
talking," he told reporters.
THE RESTRICTION on automakers
would have begun in 1980 with cars that
got less than 16 miles on a gallon of
gasoline. Instead, House conferees in-
dicated they planned to stick by the
administration's tax plan.
Since Senate conference leaders in-
dicated, an equally strong intention to
stand behind the rival Senate plan for a
ban, the development produced the first
major apparent deadlock of the con-
ference committee.
Meanwhile, President Carter raised
again the possibility that he might can-
cel a planned four-continent trip sched-
uled to begin on Nov. 22 in Congress
does not complete work on the energy
bill by then.
THE PRESIDENT, who first said
last week he. might put off the trip, did
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Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud
al-Faisal.
"I look forward to being in Saudi
Arabia if we get an energy bill," Carter
said. Saudi Arabia is on the President's
overseas itinerary.
House Democratic Whip John Brade-
mas, after a congressional leadership
breakfast at the White House, said ap-
proval of an energy program"is "a few
weeks off." House Speaker Thomas
O'Neill said he thought the legislation
could be on the President's desk within
three weeks.
THE HOUSE-SENATE conference
committee currently is working on non-
tax aspects of the energy legislation. It
will take up the tax parts once the
Senate completes action on the tax-
credit bill.
Opponents of the credits approved by
the Senate Finance Committee have
vowed to fight to keep the Senate from

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ernment 2s n onor ounaU to stana iy
whatever deal is made with hijackersto
save the lives of hostages.
Numerous hijackings have endedin
Algeria in recent years, with the hijack-
ers later allowed to slip quietly outof
the country to destinations of their
choice.
Szle r ban
passing a bill containing only tx
breaks with no new taxes to pay 'or
them.
The Senate ban on fuel inefficient
automobiles would gradually rise from
the initial 16 miles per gallon in 1984 to
21 miles per gallon by 1985. 4
Its prime backer, Metzenbattm,
claimed it was preferable to Carter's
proposed tax - under which he claimed
rich people could continue buying big,
heavyxautomobiles by simply paying
the tax. j
FOR BEARDS
NEW YORK (AP)-"I you fancy a
beard, make sure it's shampooed with a
mild shampoo in soft water every other
day," says Shirley Lord, a beauty
authority, in a new book dealing with
the effects of water on skin and hair.
According to the book, washing the
beard every day, even twice a day
under the shower, causes no harm if
the water is soft.

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(Continued from Page 1)
clean-burning fuels and large-scale
utilization of solar energy.
Helping the Office of Energy
Research is the Office of Energy
Research Advisory Committee, con-
sisting of twelve members from
different departments of the Univer-
sity.
BECAUSE THE energy problem is
a social and technological problem,
Arthur 'Nicholls,, chai'man of the
committee emphasized the need for a
"wide committee to feed into the
Office of Energy Research - all of us
have our own indirect contacts. We
want to take a wide group of
interests, knowledge and capacities
and bring them to bear on the energy
problem."
Although currently operating with-

out a budget, the University is asking
the state government for $120,000 in
preliminary funds. According to
Rieke, $100,000 would be "seed
money" and matching funds to get,
more energy (research projects go-
ing. The other $20,000 would be for
}general administration.
The Office of Energy Research
hopes to directly benefit the Univer-
sity by helping find sources of money
for potential energy programs on
campus.
Specifically mentioned by Rieke is
Carter's energy program which will
provide $900 million over a~five-year
period for energy conservation and
demonstration projects in nonprofit
'institutions. Rieke said the office can
help deal with the u.s. Department of
Energy Research and get some of
these funds for the University.

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honor Anita Bryant

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values'; therefore be it resolved by
the House of Representatives (the
Senate concurring) that the Michi-
gan Legislature hereby expresses the
deepest gratitude, support, and con-
gratulations to Miss Bryant for her
brave and righteous campaign and
urgi that she continue her ef-
forts..
Siljander's motion has been met
with scorn by members of Ann Ar-
bor's gay community. According to
University gay male advocate Jim
Toy, the proposal is "one more indi-
cation of the conservative backlash
that's going around ... If someone
wants to attack someone else's
rights, very often they run to the
Bible for support."
Lesbianadvocate Kathy Couch
condemned the proposed resolution
as well as Bryant. "I think she has
every right,.to say what she thinks
about gay people, but I am disturbed
by her using her ideas to discrimin-
ate against the rights of others," said
Couch.
Rep. Stephen Stopczynski (D-De-
troit) is listed as one of the proposal's
sponsors. but claimed yesterday he
was unfamiliar with the resolution.
"I supported it and didn't even
know what .the hell it was about,"
said Stopczynski. The representative
suggested it is common practice for
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House members to support such trib-
utes without even knowing what they
are about. "Had it been a bill,
however, there would have been
more thought put into it," he said.
"By the way," Stopczynski added,
"is it a good one or a bad one?"

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