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Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 67 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, November 29, 1977 Ten Cents 14 Pages Plus Supplement

Israel officially
agrees to summit;
Libya, Iraq refuse

-S Soviet poise Doily Photo by BRAD BENJAMIN
Yelena Mukins, 17, of the touring Soviet Union gymnastics team demonstrated perfection in her art for a sizable crowd
at Crisler Arena last night.
Volting ispute hearings resume

JERUSALEM (AP)-Israel formally
agreed yesterday to attend President
Anwar Sadat's preliminary peace con-
ference in Cairo. But no one else did,
and the radical governments of Libya
and Iraq separately called anti-Sadat
Arab summits in their capitals.
The conflicting flurry of invitations
threw the Mideast into disarray. In
Washington, a State Department
spokesman conceded there was little
chance of meeting President Carter's
goal of reconvening the Geneva peace
conference this year.j
however, said the United State will par-
ticipate in the proposed Cairo confer-
ence but is holding off on any formal an-
nouncement. ,
Syrian President Hafez Assad said
yesterday he is ready to settle long-
standing differences between his
government and the government of
Iraq to form a united front against
Sadat's peace initiative, but'ruled out
any immediate rupture with Egypt.
KING HUSSEIN of Jordan, in a
televised speech, pleaded with Arabs to
"reunite ranks and rebuild a unified
position." His government revealed its
own confusion when it declared it was
ready to attend both the Tripoli and
Cairo meetings.
In an address to the Knesset, the
Israeli parllament, Prime Minister
Menahem Begin said he had received
and accepted Egypt's invitation to send
representatives to Cairo as early as
Saturday to prepare for Geneva. He
named two top aides as his envoys.
Begin again rejected Sadat's calls for
Israeli withdrawal from all Arab
territories occupied in 1967 and
establishment of a Palestinian state. He
appealed to Israelis to stop demanding
diplomatic concessionsto the Arabs to
reward Sadat for visiting Israel Nov.

"I APPEAL TO the various parties:
negotiations have begun. Give us a'
chance,"I Begin said, defending his
position that Israel should not promise
concessions before peace negotiations
The Knesset passed a motion suppor-
ting Begin's policy 57-4 with 29 absten-
tions. The abstentions were by the op-
position Labor Party, which argued
during a sometimes stormy debate that
Israel must declare itself ready to
make territorial concessions for peace.
The Communist Party voted against
the resolution.
Begin's coalition easily defeated
three other motions supporting with-
See BEGIN, Page 10


New anti-apartheid
group attacks 'U'

While the Michigan Supreme Court
ponders the constitutional question of
whether an improperly registered voter
retains the right to a private ballot,
the lawsuit that may ultimatley decide
who will be the mayor of Ann Arbor
resumed last Wednesday.
Although proceedings on one count of
the three-count suit have been tem-
porarily stayed pending the court's
decision, attorneys in the case presen-
ted their final oral arguments Wed-
nesday on the first two counts before
Monroe County. Circuit Court Judge;
James Kelley.
JUDGE KELLEY gave no indication
of when he would make a decision.
Several sources close to the case,
however, speculated that he would not,

decide the case on the first two counts
The first count in the suit concerns
two voting machines that were not
recounted with all of the other
machines after the disputed city elec-
tion last April, in ";hidh Mayor Albert
Wheeler defeated Councilman Louis
Belcher by one vote.
According to state law, no machine
can be recounted if the seal on the
machine is not "the seal of record."
The seals placed on the two machines in
question did not correspond with the list
maintained by election workers..
ROBERT HENRY, representing;
Belcher, however, claimed the state
statute "does not allow for clear
clerical errors which occurred here.
"The last digit on one of the

machines' seals was a seven and it was
recorded as a 'T'," Henry added. "The
other seal's last digit was a zero and it
was merely dropped when that number
was recorded."
But Robert Grace, representing
Wheeler, said that the statute is man-
datory and the machines should not be
The second count in the suit concerns
five disputed absentee ballots. The Ab-
sentee Ballot Counting Boards in each
ward,- and ultimately the Washtenaw
County Board of Canvassers, ruled
shortly after the election on whether or
not these ballots should be counted.
THE FIRST disputed absentee ballot,
now known as the "squiggly line"
ballot, was not counted in the final elec-
See ANN ARBOR, Page 5

Campus social action groups and,
concerned county individuals forged
a formal coalition last night to
demand the University sever all of its
ties with the apartheid regime in
South Africa.
The Washtenaw County Coalition
Against Apartheid was formed "to
coordinate the activities of groups
and individuals interested in action
against apartheid," explained Denis
Ondeje,. vice-president of the Afri-
can Students Association.
THE TWO dozen members, meet-
ing in the International Center,
adopted three major objectives:
first, they demand the University
reveal all investments it has in
corporations dealing in South Africa;
second, the University must disclose

Appropriations chief McClellan,

all other ties with South Africa
including any links with South Afri-
can universities; third, a schedule
for action should be set.
"We want them (the administra-
tion) to come up with a timetable to
withdraw from the preceding (two
goafs)," said Ondeje.
The coalition was formed in re-
sponse to the inactivity of the
administration to act on its South
African investments. Despite rising
pressure since May from interested
parties both on and off campus to sell
all corporate investments in South
Africa, the administration has re-
plied with a "holding pattern,"
according to Brian Kuttner, a mem-
ber of the South African Liberation
Committee (SALC).
UNIVERSITY President Robben
Fleming asked the Committee on
Communications and the\ Senate
Advisory Committee on Financial
Affairs (SACFA) to investigate the
issue. But until now, the administra-
tion has yet to take any positive
action or make a recommendation to
the Regents.
The Committee on Communica-
tions has not yet begun work on the
,issue, Ondeje said. Ondeje, con-
cerned that the committees were not
moving quickly enough, said, "I
think we need to form some sort of
pressure group to keep them in
certain lines."
The coalition hopes to put pressure
on the administration by gathering
names for a petition, already circu-
lating, which asks the University to
divest all funds in corporations which
do business in South Africa. Kuttner
said the petition has already been
signed by more than 500 members of
the Ann Arbor community. Petition-
ers will be stationed in the "Fish-
bowl" at noon for the next two weeks.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John Mc-
Clellan of Arkansas died yesterday at age
81. With his death, the Senate loses the
chairman of its powerful Appropriations
Committee and the chief sponsor of most
of the major anti-crime legislation of re-
cent years.
McClellan, who announced a week ago
he would not run next year for a seventh
six-year term, died in his sleep in his
apartment in Little Rock. His body was
found by his wife about 6:30 a.m.
McCLELLAN, was a conservative pil-
lar of the Senate establishment and was
renowned for his investigation of corrup-
tion in and out of government.
Only recently a controversial project on

leader, dead at 81
which he had labored for more than a
decade - the consolidation and updating
of all the federal criminal laws - won the
approval of the Senate Judiciary Commit-
Sen. Warren Magnuson, (D-Wash.), is in
line to become chairman of the Senate Ap-
propriations Committee. To take over that
post, Magnuson would have to give up the
chairmanship of the Senate Commerce
Committee which he has held for 22 years.
McCLELLAN probably became best
known as chairman of the Senate perma-
nent investigations subcommittee, a unit
of the Government Operations panel. He
directed headline-making probes of labor
See SENATE, Page 2 McClellan

Foreign students wary of spies

Daily Photo by ANDY FREEBERG
Former Congresswoman Martha Griffiths pauses thoughtfully in her talk on
women's rights at Rackham last night.
Ex- Congresswoman

In 1972, Congress voted on and
passed the Equal Rights Amendment
(ERA). From Capitol Hill, the pro-
posed constitutional amendment
went to the legislatures of the 50
states for their ratification.
But while two-thirds of the states
must ratify the amendment by the
deadline of March 22, 1979, the tally
now stands at only 35 of the
necessary 38 states approving, with
the others.holding back.
That is the backdrop against which

she delvedhinto personal experience to
illustrate how women face legal dis-
crimination. ;
"When I was first in Congress," the
Democrat told the audience, "1 was
on the Banking and Currency Com-
mittee when it was considering the
FHA (Federal Housing Act). Until
the last few years, women couldn't
get a mortgage on a house.
"We were/ guaranteeing loans for
everybody, but women couldn't get
loans," she continued. "Well, a few
women could get loans - if the bank
knew their father or grandfather -

Spying makes good material for thriller movies,
but outside the celluloid world, it can create a con-
stant climate of fear. On many American college
campuses - including this one - foreign students
fear surveillance operations by their countries' in-
telligence networks.
"There is more than ample evidence that stu-
dents are being monitored," says Jon Heise, Inter-
national Center director, "especially students from
Korea and Taiwan."
EMBASSIES INTERESTED in monitoring stu-
dents know where political activists attend school,
but their records on other students are frequently
not up to date.
Until a few years ago, keeping records current
was easy because universities supplied information
about foreign students. But with the passage of the
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act in 1974,
educational institutions ceased publishing student
registers which listed all foreign students according
to their country of origin.

CURRENT LAW only allows the release of
"directory information:" address, listed telephone
number and date and place of birth. It excludes
"The provisions prohibit us from complying with
requests for lists of all Iranians or all Taiwanese
students at the University," said Susan Nisbitt, one
of the student advisors at the International Center.
'We have nothing to fear but fear
itself. But, it't wise to show caution,
everywhere and at all times. '-an
Iranian student

puses," Heise recalls. "Here, foreign students come
to me with letters in which their parents ask them to
stop political activity that has been reported to the
government. Parents make it clear that criticism
abroad has domestic consequences."
Some students stop their political involvement
under this pressure, for fear of reprisals against
themselves and their families. Others, however,
continue to be active.
Local Iranian students are a case in point. There
are two organizations'of activist Iranian students in
the area: the Iranian Student Association of Ann
Arbor and Ypsilanti and the Iranian Student
Association of the University of Michigan and East-
ern Michigan University. While the two groups dif-
fer in many of their ideological beliefs, they are
both highly critical of the reigning Shah and are
therefore, they claim, subject to surveillance by
Savak, the Iranian secret police.
"WE HAVE NOTHING to fear but fear itself,"
says one cautious Iranian student. "But it's wise to
show caution everywhere and at all times."



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