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Ninety-One Years
Editorial Freedom


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Mostly cloudy today with
light drizzle ending in the
afternoon. High in the mid
40s; low in the 30s.

Vol. XCI, No. 77

Copyright 1980, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, December 6, 1980

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Cash register bells are ringing and area merchants are in
good cheer: Apparently the "grinch" of inflation hasn't turned
Ann Arbor shoppers into scroogos.
The economic downturn earlier in the year has had some ef-
fect on holiday shopping, but "business in the area is good," said
Tom Borders, head of the State Street Merchants Association
and owner of Borders Bookstore.
"I THINK PEOPLE have pretty much been keeping up with in-
flation," he said.
Bill Fehenfeld, a manager at the bookstore, said, "Our
season started earlier this year and it's better than last year."
To the surprise of manager Donna Moran, Goodyear's
department store is attracting at least as many Christmas
shoppers as usual. "We thought we'd be kind of flat," she said.
Sales during the Thanksgiving weekend - the traditional
start of the holiday buying.season - were "tremendous," ac-
cording to Moran.
BUT SHE SAID she noticed people were buying conser-
vatively, opting for practical, high quality items..
At Kiddieland, a Main Street toy store, an anticipated
decrease in sales has not materialized, manager Carol
Christensen said.
Last night's "Midnight Madness" sale signaled the start of
the season, according to John Spaide, former head of the Main
Street Merchants Association. As for the level of sales this year,
Spaide speculated, "If anything, I would say it's going to be
down a little bit. I think some of the clothing businesses have
been hurt.",
For many downtown shoppers, it's Christmas shopping
as usual, despite economic conditions.

JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli
government yesterday expelled to
Lebanon two Arab mayors from the oc-
cupied West Bank of the Jordan River,
ending their seven-month legal and
political battle.
The decision drew expressions of
concern at the United Nations and the
Israeli military expected renewed
Palestinian demonstrations on the West
Mayors Fahd Qawasmeh of Hebron
and Mohammed Milhem of Halhoul
were driven by military escort from
Ramle prison outside Tel Aviv to the
Lebanese border after Prime Minister
Menachem Begin ended consultations
with top cabinet ministers and army of-
"THEY CROSSED the border to
Lebanon," a spokesperson for Begin
said later.
Reporters on Israel's northern fron-
tier said the mayors were taken to a
point near the town of Metulla. They
apparently were handed over to rebel
Lebanese forces which control
Southern Lebanon in alliance with
At the United Nations, Secretary-
General Kurt Waldheim asked Israeli
Ambassador Yehuda Blum to "convey
urgently" his concerns about the depor-
tation and his hope the order would be
rescinded, according to a U.N.
The United States has previously ex-
pressed concern about the depor-
made its deportation decision one day
after the Israeli Supreme Court upheld
the expulsion order but suggested the
government not enforce it.
Justice Minister Moshe Nissim told
reporters the committee "weighed all
the political factors" but decided
"security considerations were
Nissim said he saw no reason why the
expulsions should damage negotiations

... committee cites security
between Israel and Egypt, under U.S.
patronage, for Palestinian self-rule in
the occupied areas.
He added it was possible the mayors
could return in the future.
"THIS IS NOT the kind of decision
that is meant to stand forever," he said.
Army sources said they expected a
flurry of anti-Israel demonstrations in
the West Bank of Jordan and
Palestinians warned the expulsion
would "heighten tension." Israeli
troops shot and wounded 11 Arab youths
in the last two weeks when dispersing
Palestinian demonstrations.
"The gulf that separates Arabs and
Jews will widen," said Bethlehem
mayor Elias Freij. Jewish residents of
the West Bank welcomed the move.
The expulsion ended a seven-month
fight by the mayors, who were initially
exiled to Lebanon in May,.hours after
Arab terrorists attacked Jewish set-
tlers in Hebron, killing six.

Daily Photos by MAUREEN O'MALLEY
SHOPPERS (ABOVE) GET in some early Christmas shopping at Kiddieland on Main
Street. Mat Snowdon (below) munches on a peanut butter sandwich as he contemplates the
Christmas morning to come.



ars aw Pact
rules out
miltary force
In Poland
From UPI and AP
MOSCOW - The leaders of the Warsaw Pact, sum-
moned to Moscow for a sudden and dramatic summit to
discuss the Polish crisis, ruled out military intervention
yesterday so long as Poland remembers it can never stray
from the socialist path.
A communique by the Soviet Union and its six satellites
also called for improved relations with the United States
provided the incoming Reagan administration "displays
the same constructive approach."
THE COMMUNIQUE also said, however, that "socialist
oland," the Polish Communist Party, and the Polish
people "can firmly count on the fraternal solidarity and
support" of the rest of the Eastern bloc. It did not spell out
what kind of support.
Coming on top of Western reports of a mobilization of
Soviet troops along Poland's borders, the sense of urgency
with which Polish Communist Party leader Stanislaw
Kania and other Warsaw Pact chiefs rushed off to Moscow

CIU5P: E Eii BIEflI1 D1l3Vff

...,attends Moscow summit
when summoned prompted immediate speculation of
military intervention.
DIPLOMATS HERE suggested the meeting itself
highlighted the gravity with which the Soviet Union and
other Warsaw Pact members regard developments in
Poland since a wave of labor strikes last summer forced
authorities there to liberalize their policies, including
permission for independent trade unions. There also have
been party and government shakeups as a result of the
See MOSCOW, Page 2

Some 500 students were
rather skeptical of the "new,
improved" CRISP yesterday
morning when the class
registration system was shut
down for two hours due to an
equipment failure.
But by 3:30 p.m., students
with 3 p.m. appointments
were going through the com-
puterized registration, and
University Associate
Registrar Tom Karunas said
he did not anticipate any
problems in catching up com-
CRISP workers told studen-
ts who had to leave before the
system was repaired to leave

an envelope with their course
requests or to have their
Student Verification Forms
stamped-allowing them to
register later without having
to reschedule an appointment.
ABOUT 100 students left en-
velopes, Karunas said, and
CRISP workers estimated
about 200 people opted for the
priority stamp on their form
and about 200 decided to wait.
"You'd think nobody ever
gets any sleep here," Karunas
said. "A lot of the people who
stayed fell asleep."
Greg Ippolito, a junior in the
School of Engineering, waited
an hour to register for classes.
"It really went fast (CRISP)

once they opened the system
back up," he said. "They're
catching up really fast.
"THE students who left may
hold us up a little when they
come back to CRISP next
week, but I think we'll be able
to handle it," Karunas said.
The new computer ter-
minals, wired directly to a
Data Systems Center central
computer, process students
much more quickly than past
systems, University officials
However, the breakdown
had nothing to do with the
terminals, Karunas said,
citing a broken disk drive at
the center as the cause.

"HAD THE old terminals
been here instead, we might
have considered putting the
whole thing off for 24 hours,"
Karunas said.
Yesterday's computer
malfunction was similar to the
CRISP shutdown during the
Fall Term 1980 when the
system was closed for 14 hours
during the 12-day registration.
Before that, the system had
only been down for a total of
13-and-a-half hours since it
was first implemented in 1975,
Karunas said.
"Of course, it's possible that
the system could shut down
again, but it's not very
probable," he said.

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Hospital bill
M O ST DISCOTHEQUES draw their largest
crowds on Friday and Saturday evenings,
but a particular Quincy, Mass., establishment
has been pulling in standing room only crowds
on Sundays. The reason for the unusually large patronage is
that the disco has been taping each week's episodes of
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wool socks for the holidays? How about sending Mount
Juneau to that special person? The 3,576-foot-tall mountain
that towers over Alaska's capital is available for only $6
million-complete with development rights for a tramway
to the peak and mountaintop property suited for a fancy
resort. Chuck Keen, a local filmmaker whose lastaadven-
ture was shooting films of great sharks off the coast of
Australia, says he has decided to put the peak up for sale.
Nine years ago, Keen paid $10,000 for 15 mining claims
totalling 191 acres on the top of the mountain, but has never
completed his ideas for a resort on the mountain because of
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glasses and escaped injury. But alas, "the bird was
deceased," police said. O
Mud-wrestling fans in Baltimore are probably disappoin-
ted with a unanimous ruling passed Thursday by the city's
liquor board banning the sport in local pubs. The board
ruled that such entertainment in bars would violate local
laws. The banned shows originated in California and
usually pit two bikini-clad women in a wrestling challenge
in a pile of mud contained within a small ring. No word on

and Lee Iacocca was picked to head the transportation
department. The November issue also contained a pictorial
essay on "Delinquency at Dartmouth," which featured
such photos as close-ups of Budweiser cans, bongs, and a
shapely posterior. Relax, though, the issue was the giftof
the Class of '82 editors to the outgoing chiefs of the
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