SaturdayJne 22, 1974
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Israelis halt bombing, warn
Lebanese to curb terrorism
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Pro fs discuss Impact of
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- The Israelis halted their air raids
against Palestinian guerrilla targets in
Lebanon yesterday but warned the Le-
banese government it must seal its
borders "against the passage of ter-
rorists" into Israel.
A dispatch from Lebanon said two
Israeli jets apparently on a reconnais-
sance mission, broke the sound barrier
over the port city of Sidon and set off
momentary panic as Palestinians buried
their dead from previous raids. The air-
craft made no strikes.
THE DISPATCH said residents in Si-
Jon were bracing for more air raids.
The Israeli warning to Lebanon came
from Defense Minister Shimon Peres in
a television interview in Jerusalem. He
claimed the air attacks that began in-
side Lebanon after President Nixon's
departure from the Middle East last
Tuesday were planned as "a severe
blow to the terrorists themselves and to
bring home to Lebanon that she is re-
sponsible for terrorist activity inside her
lIe added: "At the twelfth hour, I.e
baron is denanded to take constructive
steps toward sealing her frontier with
Israel against the passage of terrorists."
PERES SAID Lebanon Must decide
now "between being an independent
state or giving in to terrorist extortion
and being pushed into extremism."
The Israelis launched the air attacks
in retaliation for a terrorist strike that
killed three Israeli women while Presi-
dent Nixon was getting a tiumultus
welcome in Egypt.
Before Peres made his comments, the
Israeli government announced it would
complain to the United Nations Security
Council in New York about the Pales-
tinian guerrilla presence on Lebanese
FORTY-NINE Israelis-31 of them
children-have died in terrorist infiltra-
tion assaults in the past 10 weeks, and
Peres stid Israel hud received undis-
closed reports of plans fo' more blod-
shed "mainly against children" by the
Palestinians. He gave no details.
"The objectiveof the measures taken
by the Israeli defense forces was to dis-
rupt the terrorist preparation for these
deeds," Peres said.
The government in Lebanon said 31
Palestinians and two Lebanese were
killed in the Israeli attacks Thursday.
Guerrilla and government statements
said 122 Palestinians and six Lebanese
were wounded in the air strikes on five
refugee camps in Sidon and Tyre, 25 and
5 miles south of Beirut, Lebanon's capi-
The last body dug out by rescue work-
ers from the rubble was that of a major
in the Palestine Liberation Army, the
regular arm of the guerrilla movement.
He was the only one given a forma
funeral procession in Sidon by guerrillas.
the nation, are offering Exceptional Pub-
lic Service certificates to people cashing
in $25 or more in pennies. The federal
government supplies the certificates.
The banks have scheduled an "Ante-
Up" campaign to bring in hoarded pen-
nies by appealing to people's patriotism.
ACCORDING to Sam Breck, Market-
ing Director for the Ann Arbor Bank,
the shortage was caused by a "false
belief that copper prices are rising."
"If anything these prices are falling,"
The U. S. Treasury Department has
stated it expects the penny shortage to
be over by the fall. If that proves true,
local stores will probably not even need
to begin issuing paper scrip in lieu of
By JEFF SORENSEN
Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's
recent diplomatic triumphs mark a ma-
jor turning point in U.S-Middle East re-
lations, according to a group of Near
Eastern Studies professors from several
universities interviewed yesterday.
The professors are in town to work on
various- individual projects at the Uni-
shuts down as
By STEPHEN HERSH
The Argus Optics plant on State Road
was shut down yesterday as a result of
a nine day old strike by over 100 of the
factory's 140 employes.
The strike is aimed at forcing the com-
pany to recognize the United Auto Work-
ers (UAW) as a bargaining agent for its
employes. The Argus plant specializes
in the grinding, blocking, and polishing
UAW OFFICIAL Ken Koeppen said he
does not know what effect the plant shut-
down will have on the dispute.
Maurice Day, president of Argus, In-
corporated, of which the factory is a
See ARGUS, Page 10
MOST SAY that the peace accords of-
fer the best hope for a settlement in
years, although many also warn that the
upcoming Geneva talks will either make
or break chances for a "lasting peace."
The professors also observed that the
peace agreements and President Nixon's
Middle East visit have vastly improved
U.S.-Arab relations while "cooling" U.S.-
Largely because of Kissinger's efforts,
Israeli-Syrian and Israeli-Egyptian troop
disengagement accords were signed last
THE AGREEMENTS both- call for' a
cease-fire, for opposing armies to pull
back to designated positions and for
United Nations forces to patrol buffer
zones beteen the armies.
"The agreements are a triumph for
the moderates. I'm sure that extremists
on both sides offered strong opposition,"
said Prof. Salman Al-Ani of Indiana Uni-
versity. "The people of the countries in-
volved want a settlement, so I think both
sides will honor the troop accords."
Prof. Najm Bezirgan of the University
of Texas explained that "although an
important change has occurred, the
main breakthrough has been in terms
of a military solution, not in solving
other pressing problems."
STRESSING the importance of the
Geneva talks, University Prof. Raji
Rammuny warned that "if the negotia-
tions don't move to the next stage of
treating important issues like the Pales-
tinian question . . . there could be more
Prof. Darlene May of Southwestern
University contended that "Israel has
lost its unconditional support from the
U.S. America has been forced (by last
year's oil embargo) to consider the
Bezirgan disagreed, saying, "I don't
think the change of attitude by the U. S
See PROFS, Page 10
By DAVID WHITING
The national penny shortage, which
has led some stores to issue paper scrip
in place of the coppers, buy pennies at a
discount, or even offer lollipops to cus-
tomers as change, has had little effect
locally, city merchants say.
Local stores report only minor diffi-
culties with penny supplies, as compared
to total absence of the coins in some
areas. Kresge's stores said they experi-
enced "no problems" in getting pennies.
STEVE MERAT, Service Manager at
Meijer's Thrifty Acres says the store is
"running on the brink" using up its
penny supply. "We're asking customers
for correct change," he reports.
However, local banks, like those across