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Page 10-Wednesday, August 2, 1978-The Michigan Daily
Iraqis get diplomatic immunity

PARIS (AP) - France accepted a
claim of diplomatic immunity yester-
day for three Iraqi Embassy staff
members arrested for firing on French
police and a surrendered Palestinian
terrorist at the end of a siege Monday.
The decision was seen as a move to
avoid strains in relations with. Bagh-
dad, France's second-largest oil sup-
plier and a reported customer for its
Mirage fighter jets. The Foreign

Ministry made clear the French
position after discussions yesterday
morning with Iraqi Ambassador Mun-
dhir Tawfik al-Wandawi.
AFTER THE decision was made
known, several hundred French Police
officers shouting "scandal" and
"shame", gathered at the medieval-
style Paris police headquarters. They
said they would complain by letter to
President Valery Giscard d'Estaing if
the three were released.
The decision clears the way for the
three, who denied shooting at police, to
return quickly to Iraq. They were iden-
tified as two secretaries and an attache,
all on the Iraqi diplomatic register,
French Foreign Ministry officials said.
One French policeman and one Iraqi
Embassy guard were killed, and ther
terrorist and three others wounded in
the shootout. French police blamed the

shootings on the "incomprehensible"
behavior of what they said Monday
night were Iraqi Embassy guards.
BAGHDAD WAS reportedly em-
barrassed by the shootout and Iraqi
newspapers published only brief ac-
counts yesterday morning, according to
reports in the French press.
The Iraqi ambassador had issued a
statement late Monday night saying the
shootout was touched off by "friends"
of the terrorist brought to the scene by a
second terrorist who escaped early in

the siege.
The Iraqis' statement that they did
not fire on police an" 'he ambassador's
account contra,' French police
reports that the three tried to kill the
terrorist after he laid down his arms
and was being led away by French
The terrorist, said to be a Palestinian
about 25 years old, told police he was
Ahmed Hammami, the brother of a
Palestinian Liberation Organization
representative assassinated in London
last January, police said.

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Open 11 am

Milliken signs bill
aiding beaten wives

LANSING (UPI) - Before an ap-
proving audience of women's rights ac-
tivists, Gov. William Milliken yester-
day signed legislation creating a $1
million program of state assistance to
shelters for battered wives.
In signing the bill, Milliken called
domestic violence a major and critical
problem in Michigan, but one which
"has been hidden from public view by a
curtain of ignorance and silence."
AMONG THOSE attending yester-
day's ceremony in the House chamber
was Aryon Greydanus - attorney for
Francine Hughes whose sensational
murder trial in Ingham County Circuit
Court did much to focus public attention
on the plight of the battered spouse.
Greydanus said the trial played a
"very important role" in prodding the
legislature to act on the problem.

The shelter bill creates a five-
member Domestic Violence Prevention
and Treatment Board to hand out funds
to community organizations operating
Shelters must be partially supported
at the local level and provide at least
three of the following services: coun-
seling for victims and their children,
emergency health care, legal assistan-
ce, financial assistance, housing
assistance, transportation assistance
and child care services.
Deviled eggs taste good served on
top of hot split biscuits and a well-
seasoned cheese sauce. A combination
of curry powder, ketchup and Wor-
cestershire sauce will make the cheese
sauce taste savory.

Box Office Open 6 p.m.
Michigan Rep. Ticket Office: Mon-Fri:
12-5 p.m. in the Michigan League.
George Bernard Shaw's comic masterpiece
Tomorrow night: TRAVESTIES
The Ann Arbor Film Cooperative
presents at AUD A
Wednesday, August 2
(Dick Richards, 1972) 7 only--AUD A
How a 16 year old Texan (GARY GRIMES) joins an arduous cattle drive moved
by the romantic ideal of becoming a man and to live the cowboy's life. A
realistic look at the Western, at its competitive drive, and at the harsh
reality hidden under the Technicolor. More than a Western, the film is an
-otlegory of the situation in modern America and the free enterprise system.
With BILLY RUSH and LUKE ASKEW. Plus Short: LANTON MILLS (Terrence
Malick, 1972) A tongue-in-cheek spoof of the classic Western from the
director of BADLANDS. With Dean Stanton.
(Sergio Leone, 1969) 9:15-AUD A
This monumental study of revenge and loyalty in the American West filters
the iconography of Ford's Monument Valley, the ritualism of the American
historical myth, a critical European moral ambivalence, and a unique juxta-
position of music and image through one of the most exciting, original, and
total cinematic intelligences around. "I consider this Leone's masterpiece"
Andrew Sarris. "Along with Kubrick's SPACE ODYSSEY, one of the two
great visionary/mystical films of the 60's .. ."-FILM COMMENT. With

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