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VoI. XC, No. 118
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, February 22, 1980
tants: No hostage
release without shah
By The Associated Press
Inspired by a message of support
from Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the
young militants holding the U.S. Em-
bassy in Tehran vowed anew yesterday
they will not release their American
hostages until the "fugitive" shah is
handed over to Iran.
The militants' reaffirmation of their
tough stand raised new questions about
the prospects for an early release of the
THE U.N. investigative panel on
Iran, whose work might be crucial to
resolution of the crisis, continued to
mark time in Switzerland.
Iran's president and foreign minister
both insisted there is no deal guaran-
teeing freedom for the hostages in ex-
change for the U.N. Inquiry. And both
Khomeini and President 4bolhassan
Bani-Sadr reiterated Iran's demand for
extradition of the ousted shah.
One of the co-chairpersons of the five-
member U.N. commission, Mohamed
Bedjaoui, Algeria's U.N. ambassador,
unexpectedly left Geneva, Switzerland,
for New York yesterday. The com-
mission .members had been scheduled
to fly from Geneva to Tehran Wed-
nesday, but U.N. Secretary-General
Kurt Waldheim at the last minute
delayed their departure until this
WALDHEIM TOLD reporters at the
United Nations that Bedjaoui was
returning because he had "urgent
business" in his diplomatic mission in
New York, but a U.N. spokesperson
later said Waldheim and Bedjaoui
would meet today.
Presumably they will discuss the ob-
stacles that caused Waldheim to delay
the commission's departure. Iran's
foreign minister, Sadegh Ghotbzadeh,
indicated yesterday they might now
arrive even later than the weekend,.
telling the Iranian news agency they
would be coming to Tehran "early next
Well-placed sources at the United
Nations who asked not to be identified
said the delay was necessary because
Bani-Sadr needs more time to marshal
various groups in Iran behind a set-
tlement of the crisis.
THE COMMISSION is to carry out a
"fact-finding" mission hearing Iranian
charges of mass murder and corruption
against deposed Shah Mohammad Reza
Pahlavi and of U.S. interference in
Iranian affairs, and hearing American
grievances over the hostage-taking.
In statements Wednesday demanding
return of the shah, neither Khomeini
nor Bani-Sadr said the hostages'
freedom was contingent on it. But the
embassy militants made the connection
In a statement broadcast on Tehran
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WHILE RECUPERATING FROM a minor heart ailment, the Ayatollah Khomeini rests in a Tehran hospital. Khomeini
called for the return of the shah over public radio yesterday.
MER CHANTS CL OSE THEIR DOORS:
The U.S. Senate Wednesday con-
firmed the appointment of University.
Law School Prof. Harry Edwards to the
position of judge for the Federal
District Court of Appeals in the District
of Columbia. Edwards will assume the
"I'm very excited," Edwards said
yesterday in an interview. "I'm happy
the confirmation procedure is over. It
seemed like it took forever," he added,
EDWARDS HAS been a member of
the Law School faculty since 1970.
President Carter nominated him for the
post in December.
The 39-year-old Edwards will be one
of the youngest jurists sitting on a U.S.
Appeals Court. But this doesn't faze
".It's an interesting challenge,"
Edwards said, adding that "no matter
what age... the quality of performance
is what counts."
Edwards will take the oath of office
next Wednesday in Washington. A
ceremony will follow later this month.
EDWARDS GRA DA UTED from
Cornell University in 1962 and received
a law degree from- the University of
Michigan in 1965. He has taught at
Harvard Law School and the Free
University of Brussels in Belgium. He
has also served as chairman of the
board of Amtrak, the National Railroad
The D.C. court is commonly
considered one of the more important
courts in the country. "'he D.C. court
is confined to the District of Columbia,"
Edwards said, "but many cases include
major federal regulatory agencies."
"We're extremely sorry to lose him,"
said Law School Dean Terrance
Sandalow. "He's been a distinguished
member of the faculty."
But, Sandalow said, "we're pleased
for him. He'll do an outstanding job as a
Edwairds, a specialist in labor law,
has not been teaching at the University
this term, because "we anticipated his
appointment," Sandalow said.
From The Associated Press
Merchants in Kabul closed their
shops yesterday in a mass protest.
against the Soviet presence in
Afghanistan. In Fuopae, U.S. Secretary
of State Cyrus Vance failed to achieve
unanimous Western backing for a
boycott of the Moscow Olympics as a
way to show displeasure over the inter-
Most shopkeepers in Kabul, the
Afghan capital, heeded the call of
Moslem rebels to show their
"unanimous condemnation" of the
Soviet intervention by paralyzing the
commercial life of the city of one
THE RESISTANCE to the Soviet oc-
cupation came two months after
*Russian troops first crossed the Afghan
'border in an attempt to put down an
Islamic rebellion against three suc-
cessive communist regimes.
Elsewhere, Moslem soldiers of the
Afghan army killed 50 Soviet soldiers
when they arrived at Ghazni airport, 80
miles southwest of Kabul, Pakistan
is stage a
Press International reported. The
Soviets retaliated by killing all the
Afghan soldiers posted at the airport,
strafing them from gunship-helicop-
ters,said the report, which could not be"
The news agency did not say when the
reported attacks took place, or how
many Afghan soldiers were killed.
ON THE diplomatic front, Vance
concluded a series of European talks to
coordinate a Western response to the
Afghan crisis. But toward the end of the
tour, which included stops this week in
Bonn, Rome, Paris and London, the
secretary could count only Britain as a
firm supporter of President Carter's
decision to boycott the Summer Olym-
pic Games in Moscow.
Vance said he found "general
agreement on the nature of the threat"
to Western security over the Soviet
military moves "and on the general ob-
jectives.'' But, he added, "There are
differences of opinion on how to carry
During talks in Paris yesterday,
before flying on to London, Vance ap-
parently failed to budge Foreign
Minister Jean Francois-Pancet from
France's opposition to a boycott.
WEST GE RMANY and Italy have
delayed decisions on a possible Olym-
A State Department official in
Washington told reporters the Soviet
Union has established supply depots
and lengthened airfields on its side of
the Afghan border as an apparent
prelude to sending an additional 25,000
to 50,000 troops into Afghanistan.
The official, who asked not to be iden-
tified by name, called the Soviet incur-
sion "a case of very mistaken military
judgment" and said "nothing has gone
right" for Moscow since it began
moving an estimated 70,000 troops into
Afghanistan Christmas Eve.
The Afghan army has disintegrated
since the incursion and Soviet forces
had lost control of major roads and
See AFGHANS, Page 8
.. approved by Senate
Class boycott planned to protest registration;
LSA-SG endorses March 20 no-show
Council puts off action
on confusing energy plan
By JOHN GOYER
A comprehensive energy plan was
indefinitely tabled by City Council last
night, amid confusion over exactly
what approval of the plan would mean.
"I don't know what it is. I want to
know what the .specifics are," said
councilman David Fisher (R-Fourth
Ward), who introduced the tabling
motion, which was approved on a nine
to one vote.
Fisher and others objected to man-
datory conservation measures men-
tioned in the plan, such as one tbat
would require homeowners to insulate
their homes and have them meet
energv code requirements before they
would be allowed to sell the houses.
But according to Barry Tilman,
director of the city's Community
Development Office and author of the
plan, Council would not necessarily
have been approving such a measure
by passing the new plan last night.
Tilman said Council would only have
been approving general goalgs for the
next year-and-a-half, and not specific
mandatory conservation measures.
Council would also have approved
transferring $17,000 from the city's
general fund to pay the salaries of two
energy consultants for the next six
See COUNCIL, Page 9
By DAVID MEYER
A one-day boycott of classes to
demonstrate opposition to President
Carter's registration proposal was
overwhelmingly endorsed by LSA
Student Government (LSA-SG) Wed-
The boycott, slated for Thursday,
March 20, is being organized by the
Public Interest Research Group in
Michigan (PIRGIM) and LSA-SG
member Mark Alonso.
AT LEAST 14 student organizations,
other than LSA-SG, have indicated sup-
port for the boycott. PIRGIM plans to
seek the backing of the Michigan
Student Assembly next week. Alonso
says he expects the Assembly to sup-
port the boycott.
PIRGIM representative Dan Carol
said that PIRGIM planned to contact
'faculty members about the boycott next
week. "We're going to ask professors to
encourage students to boycott their
classes," Carol said he was unsure how
the faculty members would react to the
Carol said that there has been no
ton.. We can make.
that we 're against it."
-Mark Alonso, LSA-SG member
a message to Washington," Alonso
said. "We can make Washington aware
that we're against it."
"We want to get a message to Washing-
Carol said that the boycott is also
part of a larger "two-week jamboree"
of programs designed to promote
student awareness of the draft
registration proposal and related
issues. According to Carol, the series'of
events will begin with a teach-in that
will run from March 13-16. The teach-in
will be followed by the boycott and Diag
rally on March 20 before the departure
of some students for Washington, D.C.
on March 21 to participate in a national
anti.registration march the following
"We want to stress the whole two
weeks before the boycott," Carol said.
"It's not just getting out of classes,
going to a rally and screaming." Caro]
emphasized that the boycott was
merely a part of the two-week series to
The teach-in preceding the boycott,
titled "Peace and Politics in the 1980's:
A New Understanding," will include a
lecture by former United States Attor-
ney General Ramsey Clark.
response yet from the University ad-
ministration to the boycott proposal.
Carol added, however, that he expected
the administration to react after
professors are contacted next week.
Alonso said the primary purpose of
the boycott is to generate further
student opposition to the draft
registration proposal. "We want to get
BOTH ALONSO and Carol said they
oppose registration for the draft
because they feel it will almost
inevitably lead to the draft. "The idea is
that registration is not different from
the draft," Carol said. Carol added that
he expects relatively strong student
support for the boycott. "I think the
majority of students oppose
"I'd better, or else I'll go to the Olympics to find the
kidnappers myself." Meanwhile in Alice Lloyd, the curious
George kidnappers still hold the monkey they abducted
seveal days ago. Their latest demand to arrange a blood
drive in Alice Lloyd was flatly tirrned down by the Red
Cross, which is sponsoring a blood drive in the Union March
All recreation and non-recreation small businesses that
have suffered heavy financial losses due to the lack of snow
and mild temperatures this winter have been declared
eligible for Small Business Administration (SBA) economic
pleased that the SBA was sensititive to the needs of all
businesses that have suffered heavy financial losses due to
the lack of snow and ice this winter," Levin said.
Recreation and non-recreation businesses in Michigan
affected by the mild winter can apply for the loans until
Thieves who burglarized the home of Oklahoma City
Zoo Director Lawrence Curtis Tuesday night might be in
for an unpleasant surprise. The freeze-dried African viper
they abscounded with is still as deadly as it was when it was
alive. Curtis said although the three-foot-long puff adder
had been freeze-dried, the preservation process left its
day-the price he paid for learning one good turn doesn't
necessarily deserve another. Police reported Lawrence
Wright of Hartford, Vt., stopped on Route 50 to assist a
woman trying to change a flat tire on her car. -Just as he put
on the spare, the jack slipped and the car fell down on
Wright's left side. Instead of helping the good samaritan,
the woman ragged at Wright for letting the jack slip and not
finishing the job. Police said the woman then replaced the
lug nuts, told Wright "the hospital is just down the road,"
and drove off. The injured man managed to get to his own
car and drive to Ellis Hospital in Schenetady. E'
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