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Vriday, August 6, 1971
Ann Arbor, Michigan
News Phone: /64-U55
Airline denies POW
release news report
Ground control views star trek
Controllers at Mission Control in Houston, Texas, watch yesterday as Apollo 15
command module pilot Alfred Worden walks in space. The spacewalk appears
on the large television screen in the background and on smaller screens around
SEEK COURT RULING:
Briarwood target of new
STOCKHOLM () Scandinavian Air-
lines yesterday denied that U.S. mili-
tary officials had asked it to fly 187
Americans held prisoner by North
Vietnam to Europe.
A statement by Scandinavian Airlines
System (SAS) said the line was ap-
proached in West Germany by a private
person in mid-July who wanted to ar-
range a charter flight from Laos to
Rome for 187 passengers, but the in-
dividual called off the arrangements lat-
"It was never mentioned that the
category of passengers was military per-
sonnel," SAS added.
The Stockholm newspaper Dagens Ny-
h(ter first published the report that the
flight would carry U.S. prisoners held
in North Vietnam, bringing denials from
U.S. and North Vietnamese officials.
An SAS official in Rome agreed the
contact was made in West Germany but
added he did not know the name or
nationality of the individual requesting
the charter flight.
Earlier, an SAS spokesman in Stock-
holm said U.S. military authorities in
West Germany had asked to charter a
DC8 to fly the American prisoners fron
SAS said the statement had come
"from somebody not sufficiently in-
formed who, being pulled out of bed at
the break of day, said yes and no in
the wrong places."
The consensus of Swedish news media
was that there was some kind of sub-
staince to the reports but that the parties
concerned were, lying low.
"In matters of this kind," said t h e
state radio in a commentary, "those in-
volved usually have a preconceived plan
of issuing denials if the story breaks too
soon. In this instance, denials from the
North Vietnamese mission here and from
the Paris peace talks delegation came
Communist delegations at the Viet-
nam peace talks made it completely clear
yesterday that American prisoners of
war will be released only if the United
States accepts the month-old Commun-
ist peace plan.
The plan calls for simultaneous with-
drawal of American forces and release
of prisoners this year. The United States
so far has refused to accept the plan
and continues to press for further clari-
fication of the seven-point proposal.
North Vietnam's delegation chief,
Xuan Thuy laid new stress on the July
1 peace plan in the wake of reports on
the POW release.
eae delegate to the Paris peace talks,
yesterday discounts reports of a se-
cret POW release plan.
4u' prof to assist
Nixon s planned
journey to China
DETROIT (') - A University professor
will be helping untangle the mysteries of
the Orient for Richard Nixon as the Presi-
dent prepares to journey to the People's
Republic of China next year.
Political science Prof. Richard Solomon
will try toatell officials what the Chinese
really mean when they say something.
His job will be turning innuendo into use-
ful information, making sense and detect-
ing a trend when Chinese publications
begin referring to Russians as "social
imperialists" with the same fervor for-
merly reserved for American "imperial-
"The Chinese press impresses many
people as a lot of propaganda. It's Marx-
ist-Leninist and Maost jargon and it looks
like gibberish . . . In fact, my research
has shown it isn't quite that. It's a way
they signal to their own people what poli-
cies they are currently pushing; they indi-
cate their changes in policy through this
ideological jargon," Solomon said Wednes-
Solomon will move into the Executive
Office Building quarters of Henry Kis-
singer's staff under a fellowship from the
Council of Foreign Relations.
By CHRIS PARKS
Despite approval of the Briarwood pro-
ject by the city council earlier this year,
the question of whether the gigantic shop-
ping center will be built in Ann Arbor is
far from settled as far as the Huron Val-
ley Sierra Club is concerned.
The Briarwood plan calls for construc-
tion of a large shopping center complex
mat the juncture of I-94 and State Rd.
Over strenuous objections from environ-
mentalists, an ordinance to change the
zoning of the area to permit the construc-
tion was approved by the city planning
commission and subsequently the council
During council debate on the plan how-
ever, Marion Reimold, a resident of the
area near the proposed center, lodged a
protest against the zoning.
The University Women's Commission,
a group dedicated to the elimination of
sex discrimination on campus. has recent-
ly been faced with two resignations among
While currently working to attain salary
equity at all levels of University aca-
demic and non-academic staff, the Com-
mission is seeking prospective members
who are interested in the problems of Uni-
Letters of application for persons to fill
'the vacated posts are now being solicited
from University employes. Because of the
nature of the Commission's work, it has
been stated that members should repre-
sent either the University's non-academic
staff-clerical or professional/administra-
tive, preferably employed by a research
pnstitute or academic department-or the
academic staff in the area of natural sci-
ences or medicine.
Further in formation and submission of
nominees should be directed to the Com-
mission through Zena Zumeta or Carol
Van Dyke, 2nd floor Admin. Bldg. before
It is on this protest and legal action
which resulted from it, that the Sierra
Club has been most active in its legal
opposition to Briarwood.
Under state law anyone with 24 per cent
frontage on an area to be zoned can pro-
test the action. To approve a zoning over
such a protest requires a three-fourths
majority of council.
In the case of Briarwood, however, the
zoning package was divided into two sep-
arate ordinances-one for the parking and
commercial areas of the center and an-
other for the sort of buffer zone surround-
ing the area.
- While Reimold's property has the re-
quired frontage on the buffer property,
she didn't have frontage on the parking
and commercial property included in the
Following passage by city council of
the zoning laws she filed suit in district
court charging the city had deliberately
split the issue to prevent her protest from
endangering the Briarwood project itself.
During the first week of July the suit
was heard by District Court Judge Alan
Miller who ruled in favor of the city.
Reimold, however, has decided to ap-
peal the ruling to the Michigan State
Court of Appeals.
. The Sierra club, at any rate, is not
limiting itself to the Reimold case in its
attempts to block the construction of the
multi-million dollar center.
According to Fulton, the devulopers'
must submit to the city within a few
weeks, a site plan for the project in order
to obtain a building permit.
He said his group will give careful con-
sideration to the site plan to determine
whether it, in their opinion, provides ade-
qate assurances that the area's environ-
ment will not be damaged.
If the plan submitted fails to meet their
standards and is subsequently approved by
the city, the group will file suit under
Michigan's Environmental Protection Act
according to Fulton.
Possible targets for the suit, he said,
include the city of Ann Arbor, the devel-
opment company or "maybe both", Ful-.
Crucifixion for protection
Three Hindu boys wear crucifixes at Jalirpar, East Pakistan, where frightened
Hindus have beseiged Christian missionaries for conversion in the belief that
Pakistani soldiers will not harm them if they wear crucifixes. The Hindus have
been targets of military 'operations that began March 25 when West Pakistani
troops moved in to quell the East Pakistani secessionist movement.