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The Michigan Daily--Saturday, November 7, 1981-Page 3

MSA president
urges state plan

Michigan Student Assembly
President Jon Feiger and presidents of
2 other state colleges and universities
urged state leaders to develop a plan
for financing and developing higher
education during a meeting Iin Lansing
Thursday.
The group met with various state
representatives and senators and key
Milliken administration budget of-
ficials, pressing for its proposal for
creation of a special task force to study
the problems of higher education.
THE PANEL would be charged with
developing a long-term plan for higher
educatin which currently does not exist
in the state, the student government
leaders said.
Among the officials the students met
with, Feiger said, were state Senate
Higher Educatin Appropriations
Chairman Jim DeSana and Gerald
Miller, state budget director.
Feiger said the state officials admit-
tedthere was no long-term plan that
directed the state's commitment to
financing higher education.

"Most schools are on the brin,"
Feiger said. There needs to be some
stand taken in the state on higher
education."
A plan, Feiger said, might eventually
need to include cutbacks in schools and
educational programs.
"The quality of higher education op-
portunities in Michigan is directly af-
fected by decreased revenues ap-
propriated to institutins of higher lear-
ning," the students wrote in a policy
statement.
Feiger said the group would meet
again on Dec. 5 at Oakland University
to discuss its strategies.
Join
News Staff

Complex.blaze
Firefighters in Fall River, Mass., battle a spectacular fire yesterday at the 109-year-old Richard Borden Mill Complex.

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* Republicans
support new
'powers for CIA

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans
on the House Intelligence Committee
are backing the Reagan ad-
ministration's plan to relax controls
over the CIAas "a reasonable com-
promise," but some conservative
members feel the proposal does not go
far enough.
The opinions of the five GOP commit-
tee members were expressed in a letter
sent to President Reagan one week ago,
according to a Republican official who
asked not to be identified. A copy of the
letter was obtained yesterday by The
Associated Press.
*THE LETTER was sent to Reagan at
the same time that the Republican-
controlled Senate Intelligence Commit-
tee urged the president to keep some of
the existing restrictions on CIA

domestic activities.!
The letter marked a split among con-
servative Republicans over whether
the proposed executive order moves in
the proper direction in granting the
CIA its first authority to infiltrate U.S.
groups.
The Senate panel unanimously
called for six or seven changes in
Reagan's proposal, including retaining
former President Carter's near total
ban on the CIA infiltrating and influen-
cing domestic groups.
THOSE SUGGESTED changes
designed to protect civil liberties were
endorsed by such conservative
Republicans as Sens. Barry Goldwater
of Arizona, Harrison Schmitt of New
Mexico and Malcolm Wallop of
Wyoming.

Administration officials agreed to
give serious consideration to those
suggestions, but it is unclear whether
Reagan will make substantive changes
in his draft order.
The draft executive order would
permit the CIA to infiltrate U.S. groups
to achieve "lawful purposes" as deter-
mined by the CIA director or his
designee and to influence their ac-
tivities if the attorney general decides
that constitutional rights would be
protected.
THE HOUSE Republican letter states
that while some committee members
"would prefer a greater relaxation of
restrictions, others do not. Never-
theless, we believe the current proposal
represents a reasonable compromise."

Arafat pushes Saudi Soviet ties

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Palestine
iberation Organization leader Yasser
Arafat is urging Saudi Arabia to open
diplomatic ties with the Soviet Union,
and both nations are considering the
move, a PLO source said yesterday.
"Without doubt, it is in the interest of
the Palestinians and the Arabs as a
whole that the Arab states, particularly
Saudi Arabia, have diplomatic relations
ith the Soviets," said the source, who
efused to be identified.
THE SOURCE confirmed a report in
the Beirut-based leftist As -Safir
newspaper that Arafat, during recent
trips to Moscow and Riyadh, lobbied for
the nations to exchange diplomats. The
newspaper also reported the Kremlin
and conservative Saudi monarchy of

King Khaled were willing to consider
opening embassies in each other's
capitals.
"Undoubtedly the report is ac-
curate," the source said.
But a leading newspaper editor in the
government-run Saudi media said there
were no indications of impending
diplomatic ties with Moscow. The
editor asked for anonymity.
There was no official response from
the Saudis, who sell the United States
20 percent of its imported oil and are
considered a valuable U.S. ally by the
Reagan administration.
The strongly anti-Communist Saudi
monarchy broke relations with the
Soviets 43 years ago.

hAPPENINGS7

AP Photo
PALESTINIAN LIBERATION Organization leader Yasser Arafat has been
lobbying Saudi Arabia and the Soviet Union to renew diplomatic relations**. * v, '
and has urged them to exchange diplomats, PLO sources said.

HIGHLIGHT
The Friends of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens are holding a Fall Sale of
various items made from herbs, such as wreaths, teas, mulled wine, breads,
.jellies, basket arrangements and other items such as plants, bird feeders
and T-shirts. Proceeds from the sale are used in support of the public and
educational programs of the Gardens. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in
the auditorium of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 Dixboro Road.
FILMS
Mediatrics-A Clockwork Orange, MLB 3,7 & 9:30 p.m.
Alternative Action-Of Human Bondage, Nat. Sci. Aud., 7 p.m.; A Stolen
Life, 9 p.m.
Cinema II-Everyman for Himself, Aud. A, Angell, 7,8:40 & 10:20 p.m.
Cinema Guild-The Four Seasons, Lorch Hall Aud., 7 & 9:05 p.m.
AAFC-Ordinary People, MLB 4,7 & 9:10 p.m.
MEETINGS
Graduate Christian Fellowship-Mtg., Student/Faculty Potluck, Al
Girod's home, 3645 Charter Place, 6 p.m. For info, 662-8860.
Ann Arbor Go-Club-Mtg., 1433 Mason Hall, 2-7 p.m.
Housing, C.H.E.E., & Latin Amer. Culture-Bilingual Children's
Workshop/Taller Bilingual Slides-Live Music with Bernardo Palombo &
Wendy Blackstone, Baits I, Lounge of Stanley House, 2 p.m.
PERFORMANCES
Major Events-Concert, Bob Dylan, Hill Aud., 8p.m. For info, 763-2071.
School of Music-Euphonium Recital, Daniel Loeb, Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
PTP-Wings, Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, 8p.m., for info, 764-0450.
Musical Society-Panochra String Quarter, Rackham Aud., 8:30 p.m.
UAC Musket-Fiddler on the Roof, Power Center, 8 p.m.
Ark-Concert, Jim Post,-1421 Hill, 9 p.m. For info, 761-1451.
The Stage Company-Ladies at the Alamo, Canterbury Loft, 332S. State.
St., 8 p.m.
MISCELLANEOUS
Folklore Society-Old-time square & contra-dance, Mich. Union, 8 p.m.
Michigan Football-Michigan vs. Illinois.
Hillel-Mincha-Seudah Shlishis (light meal), 4:45 p.m.

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