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Ninety- Two Years
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Vol. XCII, No. 24 Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, October 7, 1981 Ten Cents Ten Pages
Sadat dead 3 Americans ounded

From AP and UPI
CAIRO, Egypt- President Anwar
Sadat, whose peace with Israel changed
the course of Middle East history, was
assassinated yesterday by six Egyptian
soldiers who jumped from a truck on
military parade and charged the
reviewing stand firing automatic
weapons and throwing grenades. Army
sources said the attackers were
Moslem fundamentalists.
The official Middle East News Agen-
cy (MENA) said five people were killed
in addition to Sadat, including two
foreigners and Bishop Samuel, a leader
oft the Coptic Christian Church of
Egypt. The foreigners were not iden-
tified. The agency said 38 people were
injured but did not identify them.
THE STATE Department said a U.S.
Marine major, Jerald Agenbroad of
Bruneau, Idaho, 'an Air Force
lieutanent colonel, Charles Loney- of
Austin, Texas, and an Air Force cap-
tain, Christopher Ryan of Sacramento,
Calif., were hit and slightly wounded in
the raid.'
Army sources said all six attackers,

including one lieutenant, were mem-
bers of an artillery unit. They said two
were killed and the others were being
That report differed from an earlier
statement by Egypt's ambassador to
Washington, Ashraf Ghorbal. He said
three assassins were killed and three
were captured.
AN OFFICIAL medical bulletin
issued by MENA said Sadat arrived at
Maadi Military Hospital in a coma.
about 20 minutes after the attack with
several wounds and "blood gushing out
of the mouth."
The bulletin described the injuries as
"two holes in the left side of the chest, a
bullet in the neck, just above the right
collar bone, a wound above the right
knee and a huge gash at the back of the
thigh, with a complicated fracture of
the thigh."
It said "urgent treatment," including
heart massage and blood transfusions,
failed and that Sadat died at 2:40 p.m.,
8:40 a.m. EDT, with the cause of death
attributed to "violent nervous shock,
internal bleeding in the chest cavity

with the left lung and major blood
vessels at the bottom of the left lung
Vice President Hosni Mubarak,
groomed by Sadat as successor, im-
mediately declared that Egypt would
remain true to Sadat's principles,
domestically and internationally.
"OUR PEOPLE. .. declare that we
are following his path, the road of
peace, in full conviction that it is the
way of. right, justice and freedom,"
Mubarak said in a national television
address announcing Sadat's death.
Mubarak, quickly nominated by the
governing body of the ruling
Democratic Party to be its presidential
candidate in elections to be held within
60 days, has a background that in-
dicates he will be true to his word.
He was the 'air force commander
-when Sadat chose him as his vice
president 6% years ago, and has main-
tained close ties to the' armed forces.
They are expected to support him as he
assumes the leadership.
See EGYPT, Page 5

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about Egypt's future






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EGYPTIAN security guards (top)
crowd around the doorway where,
slain President Anwar Sadat was
taker after he was shot. The
helicopter on the right carried Sadat
away from the parade ground where
the assassination took- place. This
chart (left) points out the position of
the reviewing stand on which Sadat
was standing when he was
assassinated. To Sadat's left stood
Defense minister Abdel Halim Abu
Ghazalla, and to Sadat's right stood
Vice President Hosni Mubarak. The
truck nearest the stand contained
the assassins. Slain Egyptian
President Anwar Sadat (above)
watches the military parade just
minutes before he was assassinated.

"Uncertain is the best word to
describe Egypt's political and
economic future, University Middle
East experts -said yesterday. Few
professors, reacting to newsof Egyptian
President Anwar Sadat's assassination,
were willing to speculate on the future
of the Camp David accord or what is in
store for the Mideast.
"It's too early to say what it will do
for the domestic Egyptian political
situation or American Egyptian
relations, "said Middle Eastern
political specialist Jerrold Green. "A
conventional coup doesn't seem to be
HE SAID MUCH of what will happen
hinges on Egyptian Vice President
Hosni Mobarak's ability to exercise
"his right and obligation to take
power." Green declined to speculate on
how Mubarak will perform.
"The whole Arab world will have to
re-assess without Sadat," said Univer-
sity history Professor Richard Mit-
chell. "There's a vacuum and how it
will be filled is,the question of the day."
"The long run implications are very
hard to tell," Miroslav Nincic, an
assistant professor in political science,
said. "Sadat had very, very many
enemies. What happens will depend
very much on who did it."
WHILE SEVERAL groups claimed
responsibility for the shooting, Univer-
sity experts said many factions could
have engineered the murder.
Among possible groups are religious

Meditc "r YRIA Tehran

Troops Open Fire &
Charge Reviewing Stand
Reviewing Stand
Abu Ghazalla f Mubarak

organizations, an extremist branch of
the military, members of a Palestinian'
group or other internal or external for-
ces, Nincic said.
"We didn't know very much about
Sadat when he took over,"said Green.
We all thought he was some silly, buf-
foonish character. He turned out to be a
strong-minded individual."
MITCHELL SAID opposition to
Sadat had been based on two things
-Egypt's sagging economy and
disagreements with the Camp David
peace accord, which many opposition
groups say isolated Egypt from the rest

of the Arab world. Based on infor-
mation available late yesterday, he
said it appeared the Camp David ac-
cord would continue on schedule.
"After the recent purging of the
political opposition some three or four
weeks ago, I expected something to
happen, " Mitchell said. "I didn't quite
anticipate anything like this."
groups also reflected uncertainty about
the political implications. Leaders ex-
pressed regret at Sadat's death.
See U', Page 3


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spy issue
hits Congress

A closed congressional hearing held yesterday
which examined Taiwan's intelligence activities in
the United States was "definitely another step for-
ward" toward eliminating the alleged spying, accor-
ding to one congressional aide.
Representatives from the FBI, and the state and
justice departments briefed congressmembers from
two House subcommittees during the hearing, which
was spurred by the alleged murder in Taiwan of for-
mer University student Chen Wen-Chen.
AT LEAST ONE congressman, Jim Leach (R-
Iowa), has claimed that Chen was murdered by the
Nationalist Chinese government of Taiwan while
visiting his relatives there. Leach, some university
officials, and Chen's widow, Su-jen, have alleged
Taiwan's national security police killed Chen after it
received information on his criticism of the gover-
nment gathered by fellow Taiwanese students in the
United States.
A legislative aide to Rep. Stephen Solarz (D-N.Y.),

who is chairman of one of the two subcommittees,
said "there was virtual unanimity on the need to do
something about the problem" of alleged in-
timidation and surveillance of some Taiwanese in the
United States. But, because the hearing was closed
and classified documents from the CIA and other
sources were discussed, the aide would not elaborate
on any courses of action considered by Congress.
Reports of spying by their very nature are difficult
to substantiate and congressmen have found that
many Taiwanese in the United States are reluctant to
testify publicly on the matter.
HERE IN Ann Arbor, Taiwanese have said
privately that,.although they cannot prove it, " they
know of spies-among them on campus. Allegedly,
Taiwanese students, acting as agents for Taiwan's
Nationalist Chinese (KMT) government, report back
the political activities of fellow students.
The FBI's Detroit bureau said that while "no in-
formation could be located (in its files) pertaining to
the alleged KMT agents at American universities," it

did report having information concerning the ac-
tivities of some members of a Taiwanese student
group at the University of Michigan.
The student organization, The Free China Student
Association, whose members generally support
Taiwan's KMT government, is not, however, the sub-
ject of any intensive FBI field investigation, the FBI
reported. The agency refused to release any detailed
information on its files on the group, claiming such a
release would be against "the interest of the national
defense or foreign policy" and might endanger FBI
SOME TAIWANESE students at the University
have claimed that the FCSA is a front group for
Taiwanese agents, although FCSA leaders have
categorically denied these allegations.
According to files at theMichigan Student Assem-
bly, which sponsors the FCSA, the FCSA's purpose is
"to provide services for Chinese students and provide
informatioin service from the Republic of China
See CONGRESS, Page 7

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Wallenberg is honored
P RESIDENT Reagan says "there is evidence"
that Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg is being
imprisoned by the Soviets, and that the admin-
istration is "going to do everything in our
power" to win his release. Wallenberg, credited with saving
the lives. of more than 100,000 Jews in Hungary during
World War II, was named an honorary American citizen by
Reagan on Monday. Wallenberg is a graduate of the
University's architectural school. The president prasied

Fancy jars
The Republican National Committee is right on the bean
when it comes to snacks. The GOP has contracted to have
600 custom-made apothecary jars filled with President
Reagan's favorite brand of jelly beans as gifts for visiting
dignitaries, Eileen Borgeson, co-owner of Crystal Haze
Designs, said Monday. Her company engraved a 2-inch
presidential seal on each jar and sandblasted Reagan's
signature below it. The one-pound size jars go for about $6
Lost in space

roofs to investigate. They found two smashed vinyl suit-
cases. About six blocks away, a third suitcase was found by
police in the backyard of a three-family home. In addition,
a Federal Aviation Administration duty . officer said two
other pieces of luggage fell from the plane, but the officer
did not kiow where they landed. There were no injuries, but
Scott Papier, director of personnel at Sherwin-Williams,
said the roofs sustained some damage, including a broken
skylight: "Ten feet either way and those suitcases would
have come right down where people are coming in to
work," he said. "It's one of those things. You think you've
seen it all and something like-this happens." O

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