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Ninety-Two Years
Editorial Freedom

iaw Iit


Aside from a chance of a
shower this morning, the
weather improves a little
today, with climbing tem-
peratures and a high in the

Vol. XCII, No. 153 Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, April 13, 1982 Ten Cents Twelve Pages

Falkiand war
looms closer,


Haig says

LONDON (AP) - U.S. Secretary of
State Alexander Haig said after 111/
hours of talks yesterday with British
leaders that ''time is slipping away from
us" in averting a South Atlantic war
between Britain and Argentina over the
Falkland Islands.
He said "substantial difficulties"
remained between the two sides despite
"some progress" and that he was flying
back to Buenos Aires for a second round
of talks with Argentina's leaders:
"THERE IS NO truce or hesitation or
pause in any of the military
preparations, as I understand them,
that are underway," he said. Asked if
he was more optimistic after his second
trip to London in five days, Haig
replied: "Not at all. Not at all."
Christopher Snow, first secretary at

the U.S. Embassy in London, said Haig
"has had a number of telephone con-
versatiions this evening with the
foreign minister of Argentina. A com-
plication has, arisen at that end and we
are hopeful it will be clarified'
tomorrow." he declined to elaborate.
Yesterday, Britain clamped a naval
blockade around the South Atlantic
islands seized by Argentine forces on
April 2 following a 149-year-old
sovereignty dispute. Four hunter-killer
submarines are at. the Falklands with
orders to sink any ships violating the 200-
mile war zone.
ARGENTINA, apparently at Haig's
urging, called its navy back to port
before the zone went into effect, at 11
See HAIG, Page 5

Arabs in
soldiers shot and wounded eight rock-
throwing Palestinians yesterday in
clashes on the occupied West Bank and
thb Gaza Strip which were provoked by
a Jewish gunman's Easter attack on
the holy Dome of the Rock mosque
police said.
At least 10 other people were injured
in confrontations and 37 Palestinians
were reported arrested in East
Jerusalem where Israeli police halted a
march of Moslem notables to the Tem-
ple Mount area where the attack took
place Sunday.
POLICE USED tear gas to force back
stone-throwing Palestinians in another
part of Jerusalem's walled Old City,
stilled by a West Bank strike called to
protest the mosque attack in which two
Arabs were killed.
Alan Goodman, 30, the American-
born Israeli soldier seized inside the
mosque, was questioned all day and
was scheduled to be arraigned in a
civilian court in Jerusalem Tuesday. A
news blackout was imposed on the in-
vestigation of the mosque attack.
His activities over the past year are
not known. In his room in Jerusalem,
police found pamphlets of the Koch
movement, a militant, extremist
Jewish organization descended from
American Rabbi Meir Kabane's Jewish
Defense League.
KACH'S Jerusalem branch has denied
any contact with Goodman.
The sources said he told police he ac-
ted not on behalf of any organization,
but "for the whole Jewish nation."
Two weeks, ago Goodman joined the
Israeli army to perform the shortened
stint imposed on immigrants who are
over the normal draft age.
HE GOT A rifle, a uniform and a post
with a unit in the occupied West Bank
town of Nablus.
See ISRAELI, Page 3

Perhaps the most bizarre form of transportation in town arrived from Florida this week in the form of this piece of art
designed, built, and driven by Rosella Esper. Though she has lived in her "spacemobile" (pat. pending) for the past seven
years, Rosella says she is presently looking for an apartment in Ann Arbor.

Fight brews over ai

_ - ...._


A House bill to ease federal auto emissions
standards is shaping into a bitter fight between
environmentalists and the auto industry. "
Detroit automakers have been pushing hard
for the bill, arguing that current standards are
too strict to begin with and that a relaxation in
them would allow U.S. car companies to cut
costs and to compete more effectively with
foreign companies.
BUT THE MOVE has inspired pointed con-
demnation from environmentalists, some of
whom claim that the auto industry couldn't care
less about the ecological effects of such a move
and simply want to increase profits at the cot of
the environmental quality.
Members of Congress have left Washington for
1 e O
unfit, to
stand trial
Psychologists at the Ypsilanti
Regional Psychiatric Hospital say the.
Ann Arbor man accused of firing on
police last month from his-North First
Street Home is incompetent to stand
trial for the two charges against him..
William Hackett, 26, is "unable to
assist his attorney or understand the
charges against him," according to Dr.
Harley Stock, a psychologist in the
hospital's Forensic Center. These two
abilities are requirements for legal
HACKETT IS being held on one count
of assault with intent to murder and one
count of malicious destruction of
property valued at more than $100.
These charges stem from a March 31
shooting spree in which Hackett is ac-
cused of spraying more than 30 rounds
from his semi-automatic .22 caliber
rifle at police and nearby buildings.
Chief Public Defender Lloyd Powell,
who will represent Hackett, said
yesterdgy he hopes to "get some
mileage" out of Stock's determination
of incompetence, which was iade.
public in a report last week to 15th Chri
District Court Judge S. J. Elden. wha
Powell said a defense of insanity Sta
See EXPERTS, Page 3

Easter recess and the bill will not be discussed
on the floor until later in the month. But the
recess has not brought much of a lull in the
heated debate over the probable effects of
relaxing the emissions standards.
Earl Werner, manager of federal activities for
General Motors, the chief backer of the bill, is
firm when it comes to the subject of the proposal.
Auto emissions standards are already un-
necessarily strict, he insists, and a moderate
relaxation would not result in any significant
worsening of air quality.
AND, WHILE he says the environmental effec-
ts would be minimal, he is quick to add that the
economic effects for domestic auto makers
would be tremendous. If the car companies did
not have to meet the stringent codes of the Clean
Air Act, W rner said, they could cut the cost of

tiuo emissi
assembly by $400 for every car rolling off the
assemly line. That saving could be passed on to
the consumer and Detroit could finally start
competing successfully with Japan, he con-
But local environmentalists say it just isn't so.
For starters, they claim that air quality is get-
ting worse each year - not better, as Werner
says - and that relaxing the emissions standar-
ds could undermine any hope of fighting
They also dispute Werner's estimates of how
much car companies would save by the change.
At best, automakers would save only about $100
on every car by easing pollution controls, accor-
ding to a spokesman for the Environmental
Protection.Agency in Ann Arbor.
THE BILL NOW being considered

ons bl
was originally proposed by California
Democrat Henry Waxman and contained the
stricter EPA emissions standards. But the bill
was amended - with the strong support of the
auto industry and Congressmen John Dingell of
Detroit and Thomas Luken of Ohio- so that it
would actually relax the EPA standards. The
environmentalists that had originally pushed for
the bill then backed off and now oppose it
vehemently. '
The bill would amend the Clean Air Act to roll
back emissions standards tothe level they were
at in 1980. As called for by the Clean Air Act,
these standards were tightened gradually over a
period of years up until this year..
Auto industry leaders contend that the 1982-
standards are unnecessarily strict and much to
: See BATTLE, Page 2


'U' to resume

contract negotiations

A bargaining team from the
Graduate Employee's Organization
(GEO) met with University officials
yesterday to clarify details of the
GEO's new proposed contract.
According to University bargaining
representative John Forsyth, the
meeting was a necessary step before
the two parties can start actual
bargaining sessions. He said both sides
have set the next meeting for May 10,
and that the University hopes to present
GEO with a counter proposal before
that time.
THE PROPOSED contract was sub-
mitted to the University a week ago as

part of GEO's efforts to replace the
current University contract, which
dates from 1976.
In the new contract, GEO is asking
the University to increase the base
graduate salary from $5,962 to $7,820.
The proposed contract would raise the
salaries for library assistants to the
same level as graduate student
GEO is also asking that tuition be free
for graduate student assistants and that
family members be charged in-state
GEO MEMBERS said yesterday the
union has been canvassing graduate
student assistants using a survey which

asks graduate students to rate the im-
portance of potential bargaining issues
and to' suggest new issues for
Among the old issues GEO and the
University will be discussing is the in-
clusion of research assistants in the
GEO bargaining unit.
T e status of research assistants
wit in GEO has been the subject of
debate for several years. The Michigan
Employment Relations Commission
ruled last November that the Univer-
sity is not required to extend
bargaining rights to graduate research
See GEO, Page 3

'U' prof develops cancer drug

A new anti-cancer drug developed by
a University researcher has won the
aproval of the Food and Drug Ad-
The drug, which medicinal chemistry
Prof. Leroy Townsend refined and
developed over the past 13 years, is now
being tested by patients who volun-
teered for the experimental treatment.
THE TESTS, which are coordinated
by the National Cancer Institute, are
being conducted on patients with dif-
ferent types of cancer and are designed
to determine what sorts of tumors the
drug is most effective in fighting,
Townsend said.

He said the tests will also help to find
out whether the new drug, tricyclic
nucleoside phosphate, carries any
harmful side effects.
The drug, which was developed by
members of Townsend's lab at the
University of Utah in 1968, is clearly
very effective against some cancers in
animals, Townsend said. But it is not
known whether the drug will be useful
to human cancer victims, said Town-
send, who came to the University of
Michigan with his research group three
years ago.
"THE HUMAN body is very com-
plex," he said, and it is impossible to
know exactly"how the drug works. One

researcher, Assistant Prof. Linda
Wetring, has spent four years trying to
unravel how tricyclic nucleoside
phosphate works.
But Townsend said this is not
unusual. "Two of the most common an-
ti-cancer drugs were developed in the
1950's," he said. "And there's still a
raging controversy 30 years later about
how they act."
Several years after discovering that
tricyclic nucleoside phosphate is effec-
tive in treating some animal cancers,
Townsend's group found that the drug
apparently works through mechanisms
unlike most other drugs.

Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
Thne lastof it
is Jaksa, the student assistant for the Wolverine baseball team, carts
t will likely be the last of winter's remains from center field of Fisher
dium yesterday.

Eau d'Ann Arbor?
OW MEN CAN tell women boastfully that they
smell like Detroit. Or, promise them anything
but give them the odor of New York City.
"Every city has awful smells, but I try to capture
the positive smell, and that's always a nice one, a romantic,
sensuwous one" savbJn IBaxter. who makes nd markets

Islands Campaign, 1982," buttons were sold near the U.S.
Capitol by some enterprising businesspersons. The white
buttons, with the message printed in blue ink, cost $1. Not
everyone paid for them, however. One person reported her
button was snatched right off her sweater. No buttons
favoring Argentine were sold. U
The Daily almanac

* 1976 - About 40 tenants and members of the Ann Arbor
Tenants Union demonstrated in front of Reliable Realty's
office on Church St. in support of the rent strike initiated
against the company earlier that year.
* 1978 - The Daily reported that. it had obtained
documents which showed that University faculty members
were secretly recruiting some of their students for work in
the Central Intelligence Agency.



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