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michig tn DAILY
Ann Arbor, Michigan 9 Ten Cents

Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 11-S
Wednesday, May 17, 1978
Sixteen Pages

The'U's
own
five and
dime
By R. J. SMITH
In the market for a stripped-down
atomic absorption spectro-
photometer? How about a dented
biochemical centrifuge? Do you feel a
need to buy last year's amino acid
analyzer for your chemistry set?
It's all there - and an unbelievable
amount more - at the University's
Property Disposition Center. At the
center, located on North Campus at
Baxter Road, the rummage sale lasts
365 days a year.
LINING THE walls of the warehouse
on North Campus and filling up its
many aisles is a white elephant hun-
ter's bounty catch. Trucked in from
practically every dorm and department
in the University, the items are sorted
out and either thrown away or saved for
a reduced resale. The remaining
creme-de-la-junk includes desks, mat-
tresses, doors, hospital carts, ther-
modilution cardiac output meters and
See DISPOSITION, Page s

Daily Photo by PETER SERLING
LEANING OVER ONE of their prize knickknacks, a whatsit called an atomic absorption spectrophotometer, are Aaron
Wall and Lynn Dancer. These two giants of jetsam, supervisor and manager respectively, preside daily over the buyings
and sales at the University Property Disposition Center.

Reaction to arms sales mixed

By MICHAEL ARKUSH
With Wire Service Reports
Egypt praised it as an expression of
the American people's will. Saudi
Arabia said it showed Jewish influence
waning in Washington. But Israel saw
the U.S. Senate's approval of a three-
nation Mideast plane sale as a
diplomatic slap in the face, and several
University professors yesterday
criticized the Senate action as
dangerous.
Conflicting international views came
yesterday from the three recipients of
the $4.8 billion arms sales package ap-
proved Monday ina 54-44 Senate vote.
ISRAELI PRIME Minister
Menachem Begin expressed "deep
regret" at the approval. He accused the
Carter administration of reneging on
"an absolute and unconditional comit-
ment" made in September 1975 to sell
Israel F-16 jets and said "there is no
justification" for including Egypt and
Saudi Arabia in that deal.
Israel will get 75 F-16s and 15 F-15s in
the sales package. Saudi Arabia will
receive 60 F-15s and Egypt 50 F-5Es.
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat
said the U.S. decision "is proof of the
American people's support for
President Carter's peace efforts in the
Middle East."
IN A STATEMENT issued by his of-
fice, Sadat said the deal is most
significant because "for the first time
the Arabs were able to overcome the
special U.S.-Israeli relationship that
has so far obstructed Arab purchases of
U.S. weapons for their own security.",
Political Science professor J. David,

Singer, an arms expert, yesterday said
the Carter administration is incorrect
in claiming that the prospects for peace
will be enhanced by selling planes to all
three Mideast countries.
However, Prof. Thomas Anton, who
stressed that he is not a specialist in the
Mideast, said, "The president has been
following exactly the right course (in
the Mideast)." Anton said since "Israel
has had in the past a military
superiority," the arms sales are part of
"even-handed" American foreign
policy.

ANOTHER PROFESSOR discounted
the Saudis' assertion that they would
only use the F-15s against South Yemen
and Iraq. Arthur Mendel, a professor of
political science, said he believes the
Saudis will use the new sophisticated
planes against the Israelis if war
occurs. He said the Saudis have agreed
to employ the new planes at bases in the
southern half of the country, away from
Israel, but Mendel claims the Saudis
could easily transport them to fight
against Israel within just a few hours.
"There is no doubt that they could

quickly send the planes to Tabuq, a
base just six minutes flying time from
Israel and use them against Israel,"
said Mendel.
Mendel said the peace process will be
severely damaged due to the arms sale.
He said he expects Israeli Prime
Minister Begin to stiffen his position
concerning withdrawals in the Sinai
because Israel will be more concerned
about the Saudis' ability to fight them.
"THE ISRAELIS will not be able to
give up their bases in the Sinai, as they
See REACTION, Page 10

Delay of EPA gui~deli~nes sought

By JUDY RAKOWSKY
You're cruising down a highway well
under the legal speed limit when a cop
pulls you over. But he doesn't want to
check your driver's license - he wants
to check the pollutant emissions from
your car's tailpipe.
This could be the scefie some time
soon under a measure which may be
adopted to bring Michigan's air quality
up to standards set by the Environmen-
tal Protection Agency (EPA).
Washtenaw County is one of 38
Michigan counties violating those stan-
dards for smog or photochemical
oxidants. Michigan must submit a plan
to the EPA by next Jan. 1 showing how
the new clean air standards will be met
by 1982. Delbert Rector, director of the
Air Quality -Division of the state's
Department of Natural Resources,
UNR)', said the state will ask for a five-

year extension on the 1982 attainment
deadline.
WAMITENAW County does not have
a serious problem with high polluting
industrial sources, but motor vehicles
boost the smog level over clean air
standards.
Dennis Drake of the DNR's air
pollution control division said, "The
primary problem in all of lower
Michigan is with smog." Drake repor-
ted that it was formerly thought that
"Air pollution was only a problem in
highly-congested urban areas and that
the Great Lakes would ventilate the
air." He said the DNR is reporting
more violations everywhere in
Michigan as monitoring increases.
Smog results when air contaminants
combine with sunlight and can be tran'
sported long distances in ' the ' at-

mosphere. Because of the importance f
the sun's presence to create-smog, the
summer months pose a much more
serious pollution problem than the rest
of the year.
SINCE IT IS impossible to regulate
the sun, limiting the use of automobiles
and controlling their emissions are the
only feasible solutions to smog. All new
automobiles must go to the Ann Arbor
EPA testing site to have emissions
checked before they go on the market.
However, there isno way to monitor the
pollutants given off by cars already on
the road.
"We might be able to control that
situation by making it illegal to operate
an auto that does not meet emissions
standards," Drake said. Headded that
present emission limits are imposed on
See CITY, Page 10

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