The Michigan Daily
Vol. LXXXVi1, No. 62-S
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, August 10, 1977
Israel won't accept PLO
JERUSALEM (P) - Prime
Minister Menahem Begin said
last night the Palestine Libera-
tion Organization (PLO) "nev-
er will be a partner" in Middle
East peace talks.
Publicly declaring what they
told U. S. Secretary of State
Cyrus Vance privately, Israeli
leaders said they would exer-
cise their veto power to bar the
PLO from a reconvened Geneva
conference because Yasir Ara-
fat's organization is dedicated
to Israel's destruction.
BEGIN READ aloud from the
PL) charter during a dinner
for Vance and said: "That or-
ganization, the philosophy of
which is based on an Arabic
Mein Kampf, is not partner
whatsoever and never will be
a partner to hold any talks."
In much the same terms,
Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan
said earlier that even if the
PLO accepts U. N. Security
Council Resolution 242, which
recognizes Israel's right to ex-
ist in secure borders, "it will
not mean that we accept the
PLO as a partner for negotia-
tions for peace."
President Carter at home and
Vance and his aides on this
Mideast trip have hinted broad-
ly that the PLO may be ap-
proaching a decision to revise
its covenant, which now leaves
no room for the existence of
Israel as a Jewish state.
CARTER TOLD reporters this
week in Plains, Ga., the step
would open "an avenue" to
PLO participation at Geneva.
At the United Nations, a PLO
deputy observer, Iasan Abdel
Rahman, said the organization
wanted Resolution 242 changed
to recognize the right of Pales-
tinians to a state of their own.
The chairman of the U. N.
Special Committee on Palestin-
ian Rights, Medoune Fall of
Senegal, told the committee
Carter's recent statement favor-
ing a Palestinian "homeland'
should make such a change
BEGIN, WITH oratorical
flair, lectured Vance with an
allegory about a country called
"Hunland" and its tenets as set
forth in its "Mon Kampf," the
title of the hook in which Adolf
Hitler recorded his beliefs.
Reading from the PLIO cove-
nant, Begin reminded the Sec-
retary of State and the Ameri-
can and Israeli audience in the
parliament hall that the PLO is
committeed to the dismantling
of the Jewish state and ex-
pulsion of all Jews who came
to the country since the 1920s.
"'Their aim is to destroy and
annihilate our people," Ilegin
"SOME MAY say we are
sensitive about it, and we are
It is logical to learn from ex-
Vance, in response, invited
Israel to make bold moves and
travel "an unfamiliar course"
in the search for peace. "We
will never propose to you a
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Two for the road
A pair of workers from Natick, Mass., enjoy an unobstructed view of the world as they catch a
quick ride to work in the bucket of a bulldozer.
British trooper killed in
IRA ~ tZIereluet biz
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (A') - The out- pises.
lawed Irish Republican Army (IRA), building YESTERDAY'S VIOLENCE - in which a 16-
up a promised "blitz" to greet Queen Elizabeth year-old Romnn Catholic youth also died-mark-
II, shot a British trooper dead yesterday in Bel- ed the fifth dav of intensified terrorism in this
fast and set off a bomb at a university the queen British province ravaged by sectarian warfare.
is to visit when she arrives.
More than 3' 000 Bitish troops, militia and po-
Security chiefs and government leaders met lice have gathered in the province to contain the
yesterday to consider whether to recommend violence and protect Queen Elizabeth as part of
that the queet call off her two-day silver jubi- "Operation Monarch." She is not scheduled to'
lee tour of Nwrthern Ireland, scheduled to begin go to Belfast, .a hotbed of the conflict.
British military headquarters said the small
INFORMED SOURCES said such recommenda' bomb on the g'ounds of the New University of
tion was unlikely "because that would give the Ulster at Coleraine, in the northern tip of the
IRA the biggest propaganda and psychological province, caused, no casualties or damage.
BUT IT TRIGGERED alarm among security
The IRA's radical Proyisional wing vowed to chiefs who believed the complex had been se-
unleash a wave of terror if the 51-year-old mon- cured after another small bomb was found in a
arth did not cancel her our, one of several building there 11 days _ ago. Army experts de-
events intended the mark the 25th year of her fused that charge.
The Provisianals - known as "Provos".
The IRA, which wants to unite'.predominantly claimed tpey tenetrated the tight security cor-5
Protestant Nortnern Ireland with .the massively don around thte university, wh'ere the queen will
(atho1 Itep6ticc' in the south see the tour as hold a recepweorand via* ayouth' festival to-
a reeffirsitin; ,itheB ruitish, gle: the;JR&4Aees - .. -, B lPAge -
City helps locals
. By GREGG KRUPA
Some of the city's ol"r homes may soon get facelifts
as residents take advantage of a new federally-funded home
- improvement plan.
The city's Community Development Department has
initiated a program aime:' at assisting low income residents
of the city rehabilitate their homes.
THROUGH THE Commnunity Development Housing Re-
habilitation Program, low interest loans and outright grants
are given to owners of one or two unit homes, who live in
a designated area of the city and qualify economically for
But several problems have arisen in attempts to get the
program off the ground. One is a delay in staffing the pro-
gram, which Ias allowed fands for rehabilitation to lay dor-
mant from 1915, when the city first began to receive Com-
munity Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds until June
of this year when rehabilitation work began.
"When you- are institating 50 programs, it is tough to
get them all off the grouId immediately," explained Barry
Tillman of the Community Development staff. "We worked
with some of our other priorities first, trying to get our
physical and public service projects staffed."
TILLMAN EMPHASIZED that funds designated for
housing rehabilitation in the first and second year of the
program have been kept in a bank and homeowners who
have, been awarded rehabilitation assistance will indeed be
fund0 of third year CDBC funds have been set aside
to rehabilitate some 250 housing units.
Tilliian said he has l'een keeping a -low profile on the
program in ,recent months until the backlog of loan requests
has be"n cleared.
"$SME PEOPLE HAVE- been waiting 'for a year and a
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