The Michigan Daily
Vol. LXXXVII, No. 5-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, May 10, 1977 Ten Cents Twelve Pages
arter, Assad confer
GENEVA, Switzerland A') - President Carter met yesterday
with Syrian President llafee Assad to search for ways to end the
decades-old Arah-Israeli conflict. A Syrian source said Assad pre-
sented Carter with an Arab concensus plan for creation of a Pales-
A government source in Damascus, Syria, told reporters the
plan had the approval of Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Pales-
tine Liberation Organization (PLO) leader Yasir Arafat.
THE SOURCE indicated thse proposal called for a Palestinian
homeland on the West Bank of the Jordan* River and the Gaza
Strip, Israeli - occupied terri-
A- tories. He said Arah leaders had
resolved their differences over o n l
the links the new state would
have with Jordan, but he gave
no details. There was no imme-
diate comment from the Car-
- ter party.cuts sewag9
Carter and Assad were hoth
optimistic on their arrival here,
hut Israel viewed their talks
6 s:"I believe it is the year of p n
+ sE X ishope for substantial progress,"
Carter said as he as Assad met By GREGG KRUPA
each other for the first time and
spoke briefly with reporters be- Ann Arbor City Council voted
fore their talks. unanimously last night to pro-
hibit the dumping of sewage is-
THE SYRIAN leader said he to the Huron River by commer-
saw no ,"magic wand" at hand cial septic tank cleaners. The
but that he hoped the meeting motion was made in response to
would prove to be a "turning a ruling by District Court Judge
point in the history" of efforts Robert Fink that Ann Arbor's
to reach a settlement in the local sewage treatment plant
Middle East. was violating its state Environ-
Carter flew here from Lon- mental F r a I e c Ii a a Ag ocy
don after a weekend summit (EPA) license.
tconference with the leaders of -
six other major industrial na- The city had admitted to
tiaas, dumping two million gallons of
He was scheduled to return to improperly treated sewage into
AP Photo London last night to attend to- the river daily. The move by
SYRIAN PRESIDENT HAFEZ Assad and President Jimmy Carter leave an elevator in a Geneva day's ministerial meeting of the Council will reduce the amount
hotel where they held talks on the situation in the Middle East. After the talks yesterday, Car- North Atlantic Treaty Organi' of illegal waste by 500,000 gal-
ter left for London for today's NATO conference. See CARTER, Page 10 See COUNCIL, Page 10
37 k'lled in
SALISBURY, Rhodesia (/P' -'Security forces and black na-
tionalist guerrillas clashed in what apparently was the first major
battle of a new government counteroffensive, official sources re-
ported yesterday. At last 37 black civilians were reported killed.
The sources said 31 other black civilians were wounded in the
fighting, believed to have aken place Sunday in the Ndanga tribal
trust land, 200 miles south of here and 78 miles from the Mazom-
bique border, the main infiltration route for insurgents.
IT WAS NOT clear whether any guerrillas were among the
black casualties, and there was no immediate report of dead or
wounded among the security forces. Further details on the fighting
were not immediately available.
In other clashes in the first nine days of May - the beginning
of the government's annual dry season counteroffensive - au-
thorities reported 18 g'cerriilas and one security force member
Military planners call the six dry months the "culling season,"
when thinni g ground confer lakes it easier to hunt down insur-
gents who for four years have been fighting to bring down the
white minority regime of Prime Minister Ian Smith.
GOVERNMENT COMMANDERS have stepped up army and
police patrols and have increased the number of ambushes laid
on infiltration trails from Mozambique, Zambia and Botswana.
"The weather is now on our side," a security official said,
"and we're pulling out all stops to destroy the terrorists, halt the
insurgency and seek out arms caches."
The rainy season helped the two nationalist armies-Joshua
Nkomo's Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) and Robert
Mugabe's ZimbabweAfrican National Union (ZANU) build up their
See 37, Page 10
Daily Photo by ALAN BlUNSKY
Average white person
The Average Vhite Band pleased the crisler' Arena audience playing their own special brand of
music Sunday night. Here Alan Gorrie displays his vocal and instrumental talents as an intri-
cate part of the band's character.