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The Michigan Daily
Vol. LXXXV, No. 19-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, June 3, 1975 Twelve Pages plus Supplement
Ford pomises peace plan
SALZBURG, Austria (W) - President
' .. . . " Ford wound up summit talks yesterday
'" : "< :r, with Egypt's Anwar Sadat confident that
they would contribute to "a permanent
peace" in the Middle East. Ford said
he would unveil a Middle East peace-
seeking formula within the next month,
but gave no details.
Sadat cautioned publicly that "the
peace process will be a long one." Try-
ing to move it along, Ford gave assur-
' 1ances of U. S. economic aid "to put
:}} "h- "*.}} . ~", nEgypt on the path of sustained economic
'm. :. .~~, po rs.

"WE BOTH share the same goal -
peace and progress for our peoples and
for all humanity," Ford said in a fare-
well luncheon toast.
Assessing the two-day summit, which
represented Ford's first personal inter-
vention into direct Middle East diplo-
macy, Secretary of State Henry Kissing-
er told reporters: "We are in the upper
ranges in terms of understanding."
The next major step in the U.S.-run
peace operation is a visit by Israeli Pre-
mier Yitzhak Rabin to Washington on
June 11-12. Ford said he will announce a
detailed statement of American policy
afterward, "at the appropriate time."
"WE HAVE not made any decision as
to the next step," the President said as
he stood with Sadat under umbrellas in
the rain-drenched plaza outside their
16th century conference hall.
"There are, of course, a number of
alternatives. I think it is premature
See FORD, Page 9

PRESIDENTS FORD AND SADAT stand on the balcony of the Schloss Klessheim Castle in Salzburg, Austria, the official
residency of Ford for his European trip. The two leaders conferred yesterday on the situation in the Middle East.

'U' prof. will bargain for
release of three hostages

By ELAINE FLETCHER
With wire service reports
University Professor Peter Steiner, who has agreed
to negotiate with Zairian Marxist guerrillas for the re-
lease of two Americans and one Dutch hostage, is
currently in the neighboring country of Burundi await-
ing approval from President Mobutu Sako for entry
into Zaire.
"It's kind of an impossible task we gave him to
do and if he pulls anything off it'll be quite an achieve-
ment. He may not thank us for putting him in there,"
commented James Morgan, University economic pro-
fessor and a personal friend of Steiner's, about the
proposed negotiations.
MORGAN, a visiting professor to Nairobi, Kenya, ti
1969-70, then added, "It (the situation) doesn't look
very good, particularly with all the African govern-
ments saying we're not going to give a nickel."
Steiner, a professor of law and economics, is cur-
rently teaching at the University of Nairobi in Kenya.
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or call 764-0552 and ask for Jeff Sorensen.

On leave from the University for the past eight months,
he is due to return to Ann Arbor in mid August.
"That Steiner was in Nairobi and nearby was an
important consideration," for his choice as an inter-
mediary stated the father of released hostage Barbara
Smuts.
BARBARA, 24, and a resident of Ann Arbor, was
freed nine days ago with a list of guerrillas' demands,
after having been kidnaped along with the other three
hostages from a Tanzanian wildlife research center
May 18.
After Tanzania and the U.S. refused to negotiate
with the guerrilla demands, said Morgan, "the hos-
tages' parents wanted somebody (to negotiate) who
knew about law and bargaining and was willing to
travel around a lot and had no particular associations
with the governments."
Steiner will be acting only on behalf of Stanford
University and the students' parents in his efforts to
:ontact the guerrillas who have hidden themselves
deep in the jungles of Zaire.
"I WAS VERY .urprised," said Steiner's son
Matthew, a University freshman, when informed of
his father's plans. "I wonder what kind of a position
he's putting himself in."
According to Smuts' father, Margorie Lansing, a
personal friend of both himself and Steiner, initially put
Steiner in touch with the Smuts family when Barbara
was released:
S"Steiner traveled to Dar Es Salaam from Nairobi
at the joint request of myself and Stanford University
to be of whatever help he could be to Barbara when
she returned," said Smuts.
LANSING later contacted Steiner asking him to act
as an intermediary between the guerrillas and the
See 'U,' Page 10

School board
hopefuls differ
on curriculu M
By JEFF RISTINE
First of a three-part series
The ten candidates vying for three available
seats in the city's school board election June 9
represent the fBll spectrum of ideas on educa-
tion-their proposals range from advocating rad-
ical changes in the whole school governing
structure to the conservative "back to the
basics" approach.
While most of the hopefuls in this traditionally
non-partisan race have established no formal
"platform," each appears to have at least one
special priority or area of concern for the board.
The issues that seem to be emphasized most by
this year's candidates focus on curricula and
the schools' finances.
JEROME EPSTEIN says his, interest in learn-
ing disabilities prompted him to seek election.
"We really are 30 years behind the times with
the kids who have distinct learning problems,"
he says. Epstein, an opthomologist, adds that
one of his most important priorities on the
school board would be to uncover whatever
roadblocks prevent the use of Ann Arbor's "tre-
mendous resources" which would help such
children.
The attitude of students and the community
in general is another area of concern for Epstein:
See CANDIDATES, Page 6

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