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Page 16-Saturday, May 19, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Iranian Jews fear repression
TEHRAN, Iran (AP)-Iranian Jews are leaving this
newly delcared Islamic republic, fearful that anti- groups. But he also has rules against Zionism and con- Central Committee, was
Zionist statements may lead to a wave of repression. demned the Israeli-Egyptian peace accord, while em- committee with corrupti
"We are a worried people," said a Jewish merchant bracing the Palestine Liberation Organization and its and close links with Zioni
in Tehran. "We fear what may be coming." leader, Yasser Arafat. Jewish sources said 10
Jewish sources in this capital said about 15,000 of the Arafat was one of the first official visitors to meet among the several thous
nation's 80,000 Jews have left the country in the last six with Khomeini here after the February revolutionary. regime. Israeli radio,
months, joining friends and relatives in Europe, Israel A permanent PLO representative, Hani al Hassan, Elghanian's execution,
and the United States. The sources said thousands of quickly followed, setting up his headquarters in the prisons in various parts
Jews are preparing to obtain passposrs to emigrate former Israeli delegation offices. He has been a were unable to confirm t
abroad. prominent speaker at many of the demonstrations
AS CRIES AGAINST Zionism and "free Jerusalem against Zionism. JEWISH LEADERS,
from the Jewish occupiers" echoed through the capital T H ISLAMIC government has no diplomatic trouble for their comi
following the Islamic revolution in Februry, many relations with Israel. loyalty to the new Islami
Jews became concerned. There is a feeling that worse The majority of Iranian Jews are merchants, while A delegtion of Jewis
times are ahead for his once vibrant Jewish com- some run foreign exchange establishments in Tehran. Qom this week to visit I
munity, despite a long history of tolerance toward Many of their families have been here for centuries. over the "plots of Zionisn
Jews by Moslem regimes of past centuries. Their generall uneasiness grew after a member of Jews have a long hist
The nation's religious leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah their community, millionaire industrialist Habib dating back 2,500 years.
Khomeini, who engineered the overthorw of Shah Elghanian, was executed on May 9 by an Islamic known today as Isfahan
Mhammad Reza Pahlavi earlier this year, has revolutionary firing squad. them soil from the Holy
pledlged freedom for all of the nation's minority Elghanian, 69, former head of the Tehran Jewish their new-found home.
Millionaires
abound in
Senate
since the disclosure form requires
listing assets and liabilities within the
dollar ranges
A few senators have limited means or
apparently are in debt.
Sen. Donald Stewart (D-Ala.), repor-
ted assets of between $355,000 and
$890,000 and liabilities of between
$505,000 to $1.1 million.
SEN. SPARK Matsunaga (D-
Hawaii), has assets of $56,500 and
liabilities of between $15,000 and
$50,000, while Sen. Paul Tsongas, (D-
Mass.), has assets of $199,000 but
liabilities of slightly over $150,000 - in-
cluding a Yale Law School loan of
1808.47.
The material provides a glimpse into
the personal finances of some of the
country's best-known politicians.
SEN. BILL Bradley, (D-N.J.), tagged
"Dollar Bill" after signing a lucrative
professional basketball contract more
than a decade ago, now quaiifies as
"Million Dollar Bill." He reported
assets of between $1.1 million and $3.1
million, and said he drew $122,483 in
deferred compensation from the New O
York Knicks, his old employer.
Bradley reported owning property in Handicapped Awareness Da
New Jersey, Canada, Greece, and
Florida. This handicapped man invites passers-by to try out wheelchairs on the diag during yesterday
Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, Day. Other activities included a street theater presentation by "Witless Wheelies" and an accessi
whose normal occupation is Senate
Democratic Leader, also fancies him-
self fiddle player. e rer nom
l Ma te officials limit health ea
last year of $1,900 in royalties from a
record. Ahat
THE SENATE'S richest man appears LANSING (UPI) - State officials in September of 1977. Ahealt
to be Heinz (R-Pa.), whose assets are yesterday slapped restrictions on a The organization's problems recently a progra
so large he doesn't know how much he Lansing health care cooperative which came to the attention of the legislature, sive heal
has. apparently outgrew its administrative and some lawmakers called for full- families a
Heinz, whose family owns the H.J. abilities. scale investigations. either dir
Heinz Co., reported assets between Acting to limit the operations of UNDER THE state order, Health health c
$11.2 million and $19.7 million. He also Health Central, Inc., were Public Central can continue to operate and members
said he has an undetermined interest in Health Director Maurice Reizen and current subscribers can re-enroll.
two trust funds, each of which totalled acting Insurance Commissioner Jean But new enrollments will be suspen-
more than $5 million. Carlson. ded with very limited exceptions until
Heinz reported he made somewhere Officials said the board of directors of the organization operates on a fiscally
between $441,000 and $844,000 in in- the 22,000-member health maintenance sound basis for three months. LONDO
terest, dividends, and other income organization consented to terms of the In addition, Health Central cannot warned s
outside the Senate. state order. expand to new sites or provide new ser- fice comp
HIS ASSETS include somewhere REIZEN DESCRIBED the state's ac- vices except with the approval of the in- them the
between $2 million to $5 million inaloan tion as "prudent, sound regulatory surance commission and public health Roy G
he made to his senatorial campaign in practice and in the best interests of director, report by
1976. Health Central, its members, creditors THE ORGANIZATION must also technolog
Sen. John Danforth (R-Mo.), repor- and the public." revise its rates, fill existing vacancies using co
ted assets between $6.9 million and The health services agency had ex- in executive positions, maintain its typist's
$17.2 million, down slightly from the perienced internal administrative and current number of physicians, and disciplina
holdings he reported a year ago. Dan- financial problems largely because of draw up an 18-month corrective plan up to scra
forth's family has large holdings in an unusually rapid growth in member- allowing the state to monitor its He says
Ralston Purina. ship, officials said. It was first licensed progress tea break

charged by a revolutionary
on. collecting funds for Israel
sm.
other Jews are known to be
and prisoners of the Islamic
which strongly condemned
said 100 Jews are held in
of Iran. Western diplomats
e number.
in an attempt to head off
munity, have pledged their
c regime.
h intellectuals journeyed to
Khomeini, expressing regrets
n.
ory in this part of the world,
They first settled in what is
, central Iran, carrying with
Land to mix with the earth of

ily Poo by MAURtEN UOMALLEY
cy
's Handicapped Awareness
ble vehicle display.
rte plan
h maintenance organization is
m for providing comprehen-
h care for members and their
t a fixed prepaid premium. It
ectly provides or arranges for
are services needed by its
COMPUTER BOSS
)N (AP)-A union leader has
ecretaries not to annoy the of-
uter or it might decide to give
sack.
rantham, commenting on a
his union on the effects of new
y, says some offices are now
rmputers which measure a
performance and issue
ry warnings if the work is not
tch.
the machines can even time
s.

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