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Vof. XCI, No. 145 Copyright 1981, TheMichigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, March 29, 1981 Ten Cents Ten Pages Plus Supplement

Polish labor
crisis nears

Ready for take off

A Poto'

Four University of Detroit School of Architecture students attempt to get their
rather unconventional airplane aloft Friday as part of the school's annual Charlie

Brown kite-flying festival. The crew, dubbed "The Birdmen," were unsuccess-
ful, as they were a few years ago when they tried flying in a shopping cart.

From AP and UPI
WARSAW, Poland - Solidarity and
the government adjourned talks
yesterday without a breakthrough on
averting a general strike planned by
the big independent union.
The strike that Western analysts fear
could finally bring Russian troops mar-
ching into Poland still was set for
Although government and union.
leaders made progress in preventing
the threatened strike, the fate of Poland
awaits today's special Communist Cen-
tral Committee meeting - when a
power struggle between moderates and
hardliners is expected to come to a
Walesa was quoted by Polish
newspapers as saying there was now
"an 80 percent chance" the strike
would be postponed.
Solidarity sources said an agreement
was now very close on a demand that
the government fire officials respon-
sible for the beating of labor activists in
the northwestern city of Bydgoszcz
March 19. So far only a minor fun-
ctionary has been dismissed, and the
union paralyzed Poland with a four-
hour walkout Friday in the first stage of
its plan to pressure the regime into
meeting its demands.
Three committees were set up to
"study" other Solidarity demands
stemming from the Bydgoszcz incident.
CONFLICTING assessments and
another stern warning from Moscow
contributed to a feeling that the Polish
crisis could still tip either way.
Accusing Solidarity of acting like "a
political party," the Soviet news agen-
cy Tass said its demands were "unac-

ceptable" and "hostile" to the state. It
said Friday's four-hour nationwide
warning strike cost the nation $83.3
It called warnings by Reagan ad-
ministration officials "crude inter-
ference" in Polish affairs.
SOLIDARITY, meanwhile, appealed
to its 10 million members to keep calm
and avoid any action that could be seen
as a "provocatihn" to the state.
"Probably the Soviets are pressing
the Poles for the forcible imposition of
order," a senior diplomat in
Washington said. "They could use
several tactics - martial law, arrests
of activist leaders . . . direct interven-
The Soviets already have troops in
Poland on Warsaw Pact maneuvers
that were extended on the eve of
Friday's four-hour warning strike by
nearly 13 million workers.
Earlier yesterday, in a message sent
to Polish Cardinal Wyszynski and
broadast by the Vatican radio, Polish-
born Pope John Paul appealed to his
countrymen to find a way to avert the
The pppe also said Poland has "an
inalienable right" to resolve its
problems by itself without foreign in-
tervention - a clear reference to
Soviet-led Warsaw Pact forces curren-
tly on maneuvers in Poland and
surrounding East Bloc countries.
Plish air space also was reported
closed to foreign aircraft for five hours
ending at 5:30 a.m. today for "technical
reasons," possibly related to the
maneuvers. A State Department
spokesperson in Washington said it was
"not unusual" for foreign air traffic to
be banned during such exercises.

in Panama

PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) - A comman-
deered Honduran jetliner landed here last night from
Nicaragua and the five hijackers surrendered to
Panamanian authorities, freeing some 50 hostages
including several U.S. citizens, officials reported.
The New Orleans-bound Boeing 727 of the TAN-
SAHSA airline had been seized Friday morning after
leaving Honduras by the hijackers who were deman-
ding that Honduras free 16 jailed Salvadoran leftists.
They ordered the pilot to land in Managua,
Nicaragua, where they freed 34 passengers and then
waited in vain for the Honduran government to open
negotiations with them.
They had threatened to blow the plane up if a Hon-
duran delegation didn't arrive and begin negotiations
by 2 p.m. EST. When the Hondurans didn't show up,
the hijackers - four men and a woman armed with
pistols and submachine guns - then ordered the pilot
to fly to Panama.
Sandino, had reported the plane left Managua's San-

dino airport ;at 5:40 p.m. (6:40 p.m. EST) with its
cargo of captives. It landed here about two hours
later. Radio Sandino said the hijackers would ask
Panama for political asylum.
Honduran officials say the captives include eight
U.S. citizens, but U.S. officials in Washington said
they believe only two Americans are on board.
It was not known if Panama has been negotiating
with the four men and one woman hijackers and had
agreed to give them asylum.
It also was not clear whether the hijackers were
demanding they be given asylum in exchange for the
release of the captives. m
The jetliner had parked on the Managua airport
runway throughout the day as Honduras and
Nicaragua bickered over who should negotiate with
the hijackers.
Leftist Nicaragua and Honduras, ruled by a right-
wing military government, each claimed the other
was responsible for resolving the crisis.

'U' freshman David Halperin
takes his cases to the courts M.

Dave Halperin's hobby is keeping
tabs on the United States Constitution.
But unlike most campus idealists,
this LSA freshman is pretty sure his
voice will be heard.

HALPERIN IS currently a plaintiff in
three cases pending in the United States
court system. Two concern draft
registration, and a third questions the
immunity of the president and the con-
stitutionality of wiretapping.
All three could someday have major
effects on the lives of United States
Halperin comes by his interest in the
way the government works naturally:
His father is Morton Halpertin, a for-
mer National Security Council staff
member under the Nixon ad-
THE HALPERIN family phone was
tapped by the government for a period
of 21 months from 1969 to 1971 during
the time that Halperin's father first
joined the Nixon administration. Under
a federal statute, according to
Halperin, his family should be awarded
$100 per day for each day that their
rights were violated.
The family filed suit in 1974 claiming
that their fourth amendment rights,
concerning searches and seizures, were
violated. Henry Kissinger, Richard
Nixon, H.R. Haldeman, and John Mit-
chell were among those government of-
ficials named as defendants.

The case is currently before the
Supreme Court. Oral arguments were
heard last December and the court
should be announcing its verdict any
day now.
AFTER FILING this lawsuit,
Halperin, then a young teen-ager,
became interested in the affairs of the
American Civil Liberties Union. When
the ACLU asked early last year if he
was interested in being a plaintiff in
forthcoming cases against then-
P'resident Carter's draft registration
plan, Halperin was quick to respond.
One case Halperin is involved with
contends that registration is uncon-
stitutional because it discriminates
against women. Another says the plan
unjustifiably uses the registrant's
Social Security number.
Halperin says he is vehemently op-
posed to the draft, but he registered iri
January, although he didn't include his
Social Security number.
"I REGISTERED for my mom, so
she wouldn't worry," he said. "I've
done everything legally possible, I
think, to help stop registration. I
decided that I might as well not risk the
consequences of not registering
See 'U', Page 2

... believes constitutional
rights critical

Pretty as a picture
Artist Rae Sills draws her latest model, Adam Walker, at yesterday's Art Fair. The event is being held at the Track andI
Field House on Fifth and Hill Streets and ends today.



EST QUAD'S famous "Leon Eat Our Shorts"
weekend kicked off Friday when several
members of the dorm's Allen Rumsey House
wore their undershorts to dinner. Rumsey
House, which puts on the annual event in honor of West
Quad Building Director Leon West, strung a banner outside
house windows facing the courtyard of West Quad. The

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Bored prof
Dr. Evan Rutherford of Lonsdale College, England, said
yesterday he will resign because he is overpaid for teaching
boring courses. Rutherford, a Cambridge University
graduate who teaches general studies at the college, said
most of his students are bored by his courses which include
"How to Buy a House," and "How Trade Unions Work." "I
can't say I blame them," Rutherford said, "It bores me to
have to teach it." Rutherford, who was refused permission
to restructure his course, added, "I am ridiculously over-
naid and teh hanthelv nothin." The disillusioned

Pittsburgh zoo experts informed them the ploy probably
wouldn't work. Even if the deer were frightened, they said,
they doubted the zoo's lions would be up to the task of sup-
plying enough dung for the airport. So instead, the airport
officials approved a $172,940 plan to construct five miles of
nine-foot wire mesh fence around the airport's
perimeter.L i

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