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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, October 14, 1981-Page 5
Sudan fears Libyan invasion;
asks U.S. to speed arms delivery

CAIRO, Egypt, (AP) - Troubled
Sudan, the largest African country, is
strengthening its ties with the United
States to counter what is sees as the
threat of a Soviet backed Libyan in-
vasion.
President Gaafar Nimeiri, in Cairo
for the funeral of his assassinated ally,
President Anwar Sadat, told reporter
that Libya - his neighbor to the north-
west - has been bombing Sudanese bor-
der villages daily for two months and
has based strategic bombers within
striking distance of his capital, Khar-
toum.
THE UNITED STATES has offered
$130 million in military aid this year,
primarily in anti-aircraft weapons and

rockets, but this isj
said.

not enough, Nimeiri

He said Secretary of State Alexander
Haig with whom he met after the Sadat
funeral, told him he knew the situation
in the area was dangerous.
Haig said the United States was
looking into means of speeding up arms
deliveries to Sudan. The week before
Sadat was killed, his vice president and
apparent successor Hosni Mubarak
went to Washington to urge the United
States to increase its aid to Sudan.
LAST MARCH, Sudan followed
Egypt's lead in offering the United
States military facilities in case
fighting erupts; in the oil-rich Middle
East.

Nimeiri said Sudan would join Egypt
and the United States next month for
the first time in expanded military
exercises designed primarily to train
the American Rapid Deployment For-
ce.
He said the United States was com-
mited to helping Sudan in the event
Libya launches a "traditional" military
attack, but there was no such
agreement regarding guerrilla ac-
tivity.
RELATIONS WITH the United
States have been rocky. Diplomatic
ties between the two countries were
suspended between 1967 and 1972 as a
result of the Arab-Israeli war. In Mar-
ch 1973, Palestinians in Sudan mur-

dered U. S., Ambassador Cleo Noel Jr.
and Deputy Chief of Mission George
Moore. Sudan later released the
assassins, bringing another chill in
relations.
The official Soviet news agency Tass,
meanwhile, accused the United States
of stepping up a "hysterical" campaign
against Libya, and referred to the plan-
ned military exercises as a "dress
rehearsal" for an invasion of Libya.

Cellar may leave Union

WORKMEN REMOVE A poster of slain Egyptian President Anwar Sadat
from a wall in downtown Cairo yesterday.
Mubarak referendum
held amid violence

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Millions of Egyp-
tians, not deterred by fatal bomb blasts
at Cairo's airport and a gunbattle bet-
ween police and Moslem extremists in
Giza, voted yesterday in a referendum
to confirm Hosni Mubarak as successor
to, slain President Anwar Sadat.
No violence was reported at the
polling stations, guarded by heavily
armed soldiers and police. Although
security was tight, it was not con-
sidered unusually strict. Egyptian
media broadcast reports of the airport
bomb blast and the shooting near the
pyramids throughout the day.
MUBARAK, the country's vice
president and the only candidate, was
certain to win approval from Egypt's 12
million eligible voters.
The Interior Ministry said the time
bombs exploded on an Air Malta flight
from Libya shortly after it landed at
Cairo Internatinal Airport and
discharged its 93 passengers.
Police said a baggage handler was
killed, and that another baggage han-
dler, an Air Malta stewardess and two
security guards were wounded. They
said three of the wounded were
seriously injured, but did not say
which ones.

Police said the first bomb exploded
while on a baggage cart below the
plane. There wassa second blast 14
minutes later, they said.
No group immediately claimed
responsibility for the blasts.
AN INTERIOR Ministry statement
said the bombs had beedn timed to ex-
plode inside the airport terminal, but
detonated during unloading because the
flight was 15 minutes late.
Earlier in the day, the ministry,
which controls the country's police,
said that authorities seized five heavily
armed Moslem extremists after a dawn
shootout near the Giza pyramids,
Egypt's top tourist attraction southwest
of Cairo. It said two policement and one
soldier were injured.
The ministry said two of the five cap-
tured men were ringleaders in the fan-
damentalist assault on security men in
the southern city of Asyut yesterday.
Security officials said 118 persons,
nearly half of them policemen, were
killed in the two-day battle. The three
other captured men were said to be ac-
complices.
Despite the violence, officials said
voter turnout was heavy for the
referendum on Mubarak.

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per square foot and could pay for up to
$250,000 in renovations. But, Cianciola
has thus far refused to back down from
his proposed rental hike to $9.07 and
estimates for the renovation have
ranged as high as $350,000.
Caballero said one advantage the U-
Cellar would enjoy by moving out of the
Union would be the ability to sell in-
signia items and make the bookstore
more of a general retail store. Under
the U-Cellar's current agreement with
Cianciola, the Union director per-
sonally maintains control of what the U-
Cellar may and may not sell.
"We have to give him a laundry list;"
Caballero said. "Then Frank must tell
us whether or not we can sell all the
items on the list. But we have no
guarantee against someone else in the
Union selling the items he has approved
for us."
CIANCIOLA SAID this provision is
necessary in order to balance out the
services and programs the Union will
provide in the future, as well as protect
one of its major sources of
revenue-the insignia items.
A number of other issues stand in the
way of agreement between the Union
and U-Cellar. U-Cellar board members
say they are concerned by the fact that
Cianciola's proposals do not include
any set formula for rent increases over

the seven-year lease period.
"WE HAVE TO see an escalator for-
mula otherwise we're signing just
about anything," U-Cellar Board Mem-
ber Donna Wesley said.
Other bones of contention concern
who should pay for a new sprinkler
system and fire wall in the new
location.
"The concept of the sprinkler system
was tossed back and forth all summer
but nothing was ever decided," Wesley
said. "Then it came to our attention
that it had been decided we'd be paying
for the sprinkler system and a fire
wall." She said the cost for the
sprinkler system alone would be over
$25,000.
U-CELLAR officials say they are also
concerned by Cianciola's refusal thus
far to renew their guarantee of use of
the Union ballroom during fall and win-
ter book rush.
"The ballroom question is a real
dilemma for me," Cianciola said. "It is
in the interest of the Union and in the in-
terest of students to have accessibility
to that facility at the beginning of the
academic terms for programming ac-
tivities.
Caballero said denial of the use of the
ballroom would be financially
devastating for the U-Cellar.
DESPITE THE many disagreemen-
ts, both Cianciola and Cellar officials

insist they would prefer the store
remain in the Union.
"The U-Cellar is one of the most im-
portant components in making the
Union a center for student interests,"
Cianciola said. "We want them to be a
part of that."
"We don't want this to become a
political battle of any kind," Caballero
said. "We believe the Union and the
Cellar havethe same goal of student
service. It seems as if it's just not
meshing anymore."
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Arafat put out a moderate signal to dition Washington has s
Israel yesterday and appealed to Japan PLO dialogue-outrightz
to push for U.S. recognition of the Israel's right to exist.
Palestine Liberation Organization. Arafat's remarks ca
"I ask the friendly people of Japan renewed controversy i.
who support the just cause of the States over the PLO.
Palestinian people to persuade the Presidents Ford and Car
United States to change its policy day en route home fromI
toward the PLO," Arafat told the Egyptian President Anv
parliamentary Japan-Palestine Frien- Cairo that they foresawe
dship League. Japan has not formally PLO talks.
recognized the PLO. ON MONDAY, Presi
At a luncheon on the second day of his clarified U.S. policy<
72-hour Japan visit, Arafat was asked if saying, "Unless the PL
the PLO still advocated the destruction Israel's right to exist, th
of Israel. toward the PLO will
"IT IS JUST the opposite," he said. changed."
"It is Israel that would not allow us to Arafat praised the For
exist." Monday as "very good'
Arafat's moderate response differed hoped "Mr. Reagan wi
from his usual public insistence on an that the PLO is the mo
independent Palestinian state in place figure in the Middle Eastq

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BLACKPOOL, England (AP) -Prime
Minister Margaret Thatcher's suppor-
ters urged dissidents to keep faith with
her hard-line economic policies as the
ruling Conservative Party's annual
conference began yesterday. Many
delegates also urged restoration of
capital punishment.
PARTY CHAIRMAN Cecil Parkins
on told what he termed the party's
"doubters and deserters" that the
world envied Briton for having a
leader who will not "suffer a loss of
nerve."
But Norman St. John-Stevas, one of a
half dozen moderate cabinet ministers
fired by Mrs. Thatcher this year, said
at a meeting during a lunch break:
"Let us have some sense of outrage at
this conference about the truly horrific
unemployment figures and less of what
has become callous chatter about a
leaner, fitter British industry." There

are nearly 3 million out of work in
Britain, or 12.2 percent of the work for-
ce, a 5-year record.
The 5,000 delegates gathered at this
northern resort joined in singing "Hap-
py Birthday to Thatcher, who turned
56 yesterday.
Parkinson insisted that Thatcher's
monetarist policies would soon "bear
fruit." His speech was seen ads laying
the ground for a stark message of little
or no change from ministers during
todays economic debates.
"We have made a beginning in rever-
sing our nation's economic decline,"
said Parkinson, installed last month af-
ter the previous Tory chairman, Lord
Thorneycroft, a Thatcher critic, step-
ped down. "...I promise you that the
doubters will regain their faith and the
deserters will come back to us for
refuge," Parkinson said to loud ap-
plause.

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Marilyn Mason, organist, faculty guest artist
Serenata on Neruda's "Love Poems," Op. 42 (1973)
AURORA NATOLA-GINASTERA, CELLIST
Leslie Guinn, baritone, faculty guest artist
Contemporary Directions Ensemble
Carl St. Clair, conductor
Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 28 (1961)
ANTHONY DI BONAVENTURA, PIANIST
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