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Ninety Years of Editorial Freedom
XC, No 137 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, March 25, 1980 Ten Cents Ten Pages

U.S.

warns against

hostage punishment

MSA may
dole out
$15,0001
to revamp
flishb owl'
By MITCH STUART
Fifteen thousand dollars in student
funds - taken from Michigan Student
Assembly fee assessments - may be
spent on a Fishbowl renovation project
if MSA members approve a proposal at
their meeting tonight.
The MSA money, which would be set
For the Daily's position on Fishbowl
renovations, see the related editorial on
Page 4.
aside in the Assembly's budget at the
rate of $5,000 per year over the next
three years, would be matched by
$15,000 from the University, bringing
the total budget for the project to
$30,000.
ACCORDING TO MSA Vice-
resident for Economic Affairs Brad
Canale, the University portion of the
funding was secured last Friday at a
meeting between University Vice-

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - The United States
warned Iran yesterday against
punishing the American hostages held
in Tehran as retaliation for the depar-
ture of the deposed shah from Panama.
Insisting that the decision of Shah
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi to leave
Panama for Egypt was made by the
former monarch alone, Carter ad-
ministration officials also tried to cool
tempers in Tehran by offering to im-
prove relations once the 4 -month-old
hostage crisis ends.'
THE IRANIAN government had
hoped, through legal proceedings, to
have the shah returned to Tehran for
trial as a war criminal. Punishing him
is the principal demand of the Moslem
militants who seized the hostages and
the U.S. embassy on Nov. 4.
The U.S. officials said the Soviets
pose a common danger to U.S. and
Iranian interests in the Persian Gulf
and reaffirmed an offer to discuss
American aid after the 50 American
hostages are liberated.
The administration issued a warning
through State Department spokesman
Hodding Carter that "the Iranian
government is aware of the consequen-
ces and condemnation that would take
place" if the hostages were tried. (See
related story).
IN TEHRAN, outrage at the shah's
flight one day before Iran was to
present its request to the Panamanian
government for the shah's extradition.
Tehran Radio, in a broadcast
onitored in London, blamed a
treacherous" American plot for the
abrupt departure of "the Hitler of our
age" and called for a march on the oc-
cupied U.S. Embassy in Tehran today
"to express... hatred" of the United
States.
Iranian Foreign Minister Sadegh
Ghotbzadeh was quoted by the Pars
news agency before the shah's arrival
in Egypt as saying the 50 American
hostages - held for the 142nd day -
would be turned over to the ruling
Revolutionary Council if the former
monarch is arrested and returned to
Panama to face extradition hearings.
BUT THERE was no indication
whether the shah's arrival in Egypt
precluded the transfer, which Ghot-
bzadeh promised would occur within 24
hours of the former monarch's return to

-Panama.I
In New York, U.N. Secretary-
General Kurt Waldheim said the shah's
sudden move to Egypt "will be a com-
plicating factor in the efforts" to free
the hostages.

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Waldheim said the U.N. commission
on Iran would return to Tehran when
there was a "better climate" to meet
the hostages. The five-member panel
was refused permission to meet the
captives during their visit last month.

FEAR OF reprisal against the U.S. Embassy hostages was raised as the Shah
(left) departed from his Panamanian exile home to Cairo (see map for
routing). President Carter discounted this possibility.

Shah,

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move to Egypt

discounted by Carter

THE CURRENT appearance of the Fishbowl (top) would be changed to
something like the artist's conception shown here if MSA approves the
expenditure of student funds at tonight's meeting. The proposed changes
include a permanent coffee bar and a seating area in the Southeast corner of
the Fishbowl.

President and Chief Financial Officer
James Brinkerhoff and MSA officers.
Canale said Brinkerhoff agreed to
provide the money if MSA approves its
portion of the funding. Brinkerhoff is
out of town for, the week and could not
be reached for comment.
The proposed renovation of the Fish-
bowlI(the glasspd-in area at the inter-
section of Angell, Mason, and Haven
Halls) will not include any structural
changes, but will be mainly cosmetic,
according to Canale and MSA Special
'Projects Coordinator J. P. Adams.
THE PROPOSED changes include a
coffee bar for student groups, a wall for
"official" student group posting, a

cement kiosk for free posting, and a
(possibly carpeted) seating area
behind the coffee bar. All structures
would have to be permanent, in order to
comply with fire codes.
" While Canale said he thinks the
Assembly willapprove the'expenditure,
several MSA members who asked not to
be identified said there is likely to be
heated discussion on:I
" The Assembly's justification for
makcing a $15,000 capital investment on
University property;
" The University's justification for
spending $15,000 renovating the Fish-
bowl when tuition may increase more
See MSA, Page 3

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - President Jimmy
Carter believes the flight of the deposed
shah of Iran to Egypt will have no ad-
verse effects on the fate of the 50 U.S.
hostages in Tehran, officials said
yesterday.
A key White House aide and State
Department spokesman Hodding Car-
ter both minimized a threat by
Ayatollah Sadegh Khalkali, an Islamic
judge and Parliament member, that
some hostages would be tried as spies
in reaction to the departure from
Panama of the ailing Mohammed Reza
Pahlavi..
THE PRESIDENTIAL aide, who
asked that he not be identified, advised
against attaching undue significance to
the Islamic judge's comments, and
said, "Our assessment of the
probability that our people would be put
on trial is certainly less than it was
''some months ago.''
HoddingCarter said, "We don't take
his statement as authoritative. Ile holds
no position in the government. The
government of Iran is aware of the con-
sequences of such an act."
Since the shah fled the Iranian
revolution in January 1979 and briefly
stopped in Egypt on his way west,
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat has
repeatedly offered him permanent'
asylum, saying Egypt never forgets or
abandons old friends.
AN OFFICIAL statement reported by

Cairo's Middle East News Agency said
Egypt welcomed the shah in
recognition of his support in Egypt's
battle to liberate occupied Arab lands
from Israel. The statement added that
hospitality and loyalty are historic
Egyptian traits. Sadat said the shah
would settle here permanently.
White House Press Secretary Jody
Powell, meanwhile, said -the U.S.
position on putting the American
hostages on trial is unchanged - that
Iran would bear "full responsibility"
for such a grave action.
"We've made our view about the idea
of some sort of trial very clear," Powell
said. "That has not changed."
THE UNIDENTIFIED aide said the
United States would have preferred
that the shah remain in Panama for
surgery to remove his cancerous
spleen, but this was simply a desire
"not to change things" rather than fear
that the exiled monarch's presence will
further isolate Egypt from other Arab
countries or interfere with the Mideast
peace process.
Powell said White House Chief of
Staff Hamilton Jordan and Counsel
Lloyd Cutler went to Panama at Car-
ter's request to discuss arrangements
for the surgery to take place in
Panama.
Jordan had obtained agreement for
Houston surgeon Michael DeBakey to
be completely in charge of the
See CARTER. Page 10

NEW YORK, CONNECTICUT VOTE TODA Y
Polls oor but Kenned smiles

By MICHAEL ARKUSH
A Daily News Analysis
NEW YORK - Ted Kennedy has no reason to
smile.
Whipped in his own backyard, torn to pieces in the
South, and creamed in Illinois, Kennedy should
probably go back to the Senate and forget about the
White House.
But on the eve of what could be his most em-
* rrassing defeat yet to Jimmy Carter in today's
ew York primary, Kennedy seems relaxed, if not
enthusiastic. It seems as if in the last two months -
in which all his dreams and high expectations were
shattered - never happened.
BUT HAPPEN they did, and even non-stop last
minute aggressive campaigning can't erase those
defeats.
The battle for delegates has turned into a farce -
the president, true to his word last year, is "whipping
his ass."
All this makes it hard to understand why the
Ioungest Kennedy continues to challenge the incum-
bent president. Some wonder why he doesn't at least
show signs of desperation and bitterness.]
KENNEDY'S RESPONSE is simple. He believes
escalating inflation and foreign policy blunders will
creep up on Jimmy Carter. The public is just starting
to catch on, he contends, referring to the president's
declining approval rating.
But as in other states, Carter defections aren't
necessarily Kennedy converts. Without a crossover

here, many former Carter supporters just may not
vote at all. While they may criticize Carter, they
don't trust Kennedy.
With that trend surfacing in earlier primaries, a
Kennedy comeback doesn't seem likely. Thus; other'
theories have recently emerged, as to why this ap-
parent loser continues to fight.
SOME OBSERVERS believe the Massachusetts
senator feels a moral obligation to continue to
publicize causes he has fought for during 17 years in
the Senate. Those issues, the pundits say, give him a
sense of self-satisfaction which makes him proud
even in defeat.
During NBC-TV's Meet the Press, Kennedy gave
credence to that theory.
"I'm satisfied that we have the right positions. The
crowds I've been able to reach have persuaded me
that I am on the right track. It is a sense of satisfac-
tion," he said.
OTHERS THINK he is still burdened by the same
forces which finally caused him to run for the
presidency after rejecting similar offers in 1968, 1972,
and 1976. That pressure of his rich family tradition
and politics, some say, made him feel that he, as a
Kennedy, could not quit. It is also imperative, in-
siders believe, that he be remembered as a fighter,
not a quitter, so that while his candidacy may not
survive, his image will not suffer.
"Sure, there's no question that he wants to show
people that he has a lot of character, even in such ad-

versity," said John Gage, a staff member.
Adding weight to that perception is the belief of
many people that Kennedy never really wanted to
run for the White House. He was forced to run, and
wishes he hadn't. Furthermore, his recent cheer-
fulness comes because he has finally met head-on the
Chappaquiddick issue and the family problems, and
now can put'them away forever.
"HE CAN GO back to the Senate, continue to work
hard there for the causes he believes in, and know in-
side that he faced those tough problems and survived.
He's happy because he knows they won't kick him
around any more," one staff member said privately.
Kennedy's upbeat mood is most surprising in the
face of the obvious hurt he must feel, since many of
his friends and colleagues who urged him last fall to
challenge Carter have ignored him now that he looks
like a loser. Among those were New York State
Governor Hugh Carey and Sen. Dan Moynihan, who
have both hurt Kennedy by staying neutral.
But Kennedy says those setbacks haven't really
bothered him.
"IT'S ALWAYS nice to have the endorsement of the
real working members. of the Democratic Party.
That would be the endorsement I'd like the most," he
said.
WHile Kennedy's courage may be admirable,
Democrats fear he's walking a fine line between
bravery and foolishness. Another two-to-one defeat to
Carter here would show that Kennedy can't beat the
See KENNEDY, Page 2

Rental agencies still show
many vacancies for the fal

By NICK KATSARELAS
If heavy homework or lousy weather
has . kept you inside during the city's
crucial housing-hunting season, don't
worry about being stuck in a basement
in Ypsilanti next fall. Most local rental
agencies and cooperatives still have
places available for September.
A survey of 14 of the city's largest
rental agencies shows that the number of
fall vacancies currently ranges from
zero at Maize and Blue apartments to
about 387 units (spots for 387 people) at
University Towers. Other agencies and
the number of available units include:
McKinley Associates, 180; Wilson
White, 65; Old Towne Realty, 35; Cam-

pus Management, 30; Dahlman Apar-
tments, 27; and Tower Plaza, 25.
ACCORDING TO many of the em-
ployees of rental agencies contacted,
most of the units are rented by the end
of April, and through the summer mon-
ths, the vacancy rate edges toward
zero.
Jo Williams, director of the Off-
Campus Housing Office, said there
would be "a reasonable selection of
housing" until early June, when units
become much harder to find.
"Students ought to have it together by
mid-April, before exams," she added,
"because it's going to take much more
See RENTAL, Page :1

traveling near the speed of light. "Transmutation of base
metal into gold is possible but it is not cost-effective,"
Morrissey said, "in all our work we produced gold that was
worth less than one-billionth of a cent."
Coming home
Jerry Ford may have de-
cided not to run for Presi-
dent, but he's still run- "
ning around campus.
Jerrv will retuirn to hice

College graduate, and was both Center and Captain on the
Wolverine Football team.
Wrong number
If the Republicans need any help in lampooning President
Carter, they could have gotten it last weekend from none
other than Democratic Party headquarters. Callers who
dialed a certain telephone number at the Democratic
National Committee heard a recorded spoof of the
President, complete with background banjo music, taped

Bank." Then a tape was oplayed of Carter talking about the
family -eanut business in Georgia and saying he produced
the best seed in the area. When party officials discovered
yesterday that people had learned of the gag tape and were
dialing the number at Democratic headquarters to hear it,
the tape was quickly yanked.
On the inside
The editorial page provides a look at Rhodesia . .. Arts
reviews Jimmy Buffet's concert . . . and Sports gives the
results of the NCAA basketbal finals.

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