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The Michigan Daily -Tuesday, September 21, 1982-Page 5
Begin considers inquiry
of Palestinian massacre

From AP and UPI
TEL AVIV, Israel- Prime Minister
Menachem Begin, pressed for a full ac-
count of Israel's role in the Beirut
massacre, will consider establishing an
independent inquiry commission,
Israel Television reported yesterday.
President Yitzhak Navon, in a rare
intrusion into government affairs by a
ceremonial head of state, said Israel
owed it to itself and "the civilized
world" to make an impartial inquiry in-
to the massacre.
MILITARY officials and Begin's
Cabinet issued detailed statements
disputing Israeli press claims that the
government knew for 36 hours that
civilians were being killed in the Sabra
and Chatilla Palestinian camps of west
Beirut before they intervened.
In Jerusalem, a senior Israeli official
said the Lebanese army has agreed to
move into the Chatilla, Sabra and
Fakahani Palestinian refugee camps

on the outskirts of west Beirut at 10
a.m. Sunday morning (2 a.m. EDT).
The massacre of the Palestinians in
the two camps spurred negotiations
that had been scheduled between the
Lebanese and Israeli army officers, the
official said.
President Navon, on state radio and
television, made a veiled call for
resignations if the responsibility falls
on Israeli figures, as he used the Israeli
political euphemism for resignation-
"to draw conclusions.'
Navon said: "Our obligation to our-
selves and to the civilized world of
which we consider ourselves part°is to
clarify immediately and precisely,
through reliable and independent men,
everything that occurred in this unfor-
tunate business. If it should be shown to
be necessary, then we must draw the
full conclusions from this
THE NATIONAL Religious Party,
part of Begin's ruling coalition in

Parliament, supported the demand for
an inquiry. The television said former
President Ephraim Katzir and two
leading academics also issued calls for
an investigation.
"The government may very well
decide to establish a committee of its
own accord," Minister without Por-
tfolio Yitzhak Modai said on television,
"but with a personality who will be ac-
ceptable to all circles in Israel and
preferrably circles outside Israel too."
Begin will consider proposing an
inquiry' commission at a Cabinet
meeting scheduled for today, Israel
Television said. It reported initially
that the prime minister had agreed to
such a commission, but made a correc-
tion later.
Begin's government indicated earlier
it would reject calls for an official
inquiry into the slaughter, which has
strained relations with Washington and
led to the recall of the Egyptian am-

AP Photo
An Israeli armored division prepares to abandon its position to Lebanese army soldiers near the former headquarters
of the Morabitoun Moslem Leftist Militia in Beirut. Washington is continuing to pressure Israel to withdraw from
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Reagan sends Marines back to Lebanon

to end
*rail strike

WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Reagan asked Congress to bring a halt
to the nationwide rail strike yesterday
after talks between the railroads and
engineer's union collpased and a
federal mediator reported "no
reasonable prospect" of a settlement.
"The nation cannot afford a
prolonged rail strike," Transportation
Secretary Drew Lewis told reporters
after meeting with the president.
Within minutes of the announcement
at the White House, Senate Majority'
Leader Howad Baker said the House
and the Senate would begin separate
hearings on the president's reqdest this
Lewis said the president. wants
Congress to approve legislation that
would impose on the railroads and

engineers the recommendations of a
special presidential commission
established during the 64-day cooling off
-period that ended Sunday.
That commission urged that the hotly
disputed issue of wage differentials
between 26,000 locomotive engineers
and other train crew members be tur-
ned over to a special study commission
for further talks after the overall con-
tract is approved. It also urged a "no
strike" requirement on the union over
the pay.differences.
The Brotherhood for Locomotive
Engineers, whose walkout early Sun-
day halted most of the nation's rail
freight service and some passenger
trains, has opposed the special com-
mission's recommendation on pay dif-

(Continued from Page 1)
Maronite Christian legislator in today's
election in Parliament.
In Paris, Mitterrand said the first
contingent of French paratroopers
would be in Lebanon "within three
days." He said they were being sent at
the request of the Lebanese gover-
nment "to protect the civilian
population" and to contribute to "a
return of the whole country to the ex-
clusive authority of the legitimate
government" of Lebanon.
Yesterday afternoon in a nationally
televised address from the White House
Oval Office, President Reagan said, "It
is essential that Israel withdraw from

"NOW IS the time for action,"
Reagan declared pointedly in the wake
of the weekend massacre of Palestinian
men, women and children refugees in
west Beirut by Christian militia units
that passes through Israeli lines.
The president said that in response to
a Lebanese government request for
help, he has agreed to form "a new
multinational force" with French and
Italian forces.
But for this multinational force to
succeed it is essential that Israel with-
draw form Beirut," he said.
'The participation of American forces
in Beirut will again be for a limited
period," he said. "But I have .con-

cluded that there is no alternative to
their returningato Lebanon if that coun-
try is to have a chance to. stand on its
own feet."
Reagan said U.S. Ambassador
Morris Draper will remain in the Mid-
dle East to work for full implemen-
tation of U.S. policy goals in the area,
including the withdrawal of all foreign
forces from Lebanon.
THE PRESIDENT added special
Middle East envoy Philip Habib will
join Draper and "represent me at the
inauguration of the new president of
Lebanon." Habib will also consult with
leaders in the area and "return prom-
ptly to report to me," he said.

apan s'43 bomb plans failed
egan trn In ' 1 ied an The Prime Minister commented that the
atomic bomb, but failed partly because war might be decided by atomic bombs. I
a German U-boat carrying 2 tons of
uranium to Japan was sunk by Allied don't think Prime Minister Tojo had any
forces, the project's director said" idea what they were.
Toranosuke Kawashima, 83, a retired -Toranosuka Kawashima
colonel in the Imperial Army, said in an
interview he was summoned by Prime .
Minister Hideki Tojo in January 1943, -Torano ka Kawashima
questioned about nuclear weapons and
ordered to develop one for Japan.
A 15-MINUTE documentary, "I was a
Spy for Japan," broadcast by the state-
run NHK network yesterday, said Tojo KAWASHIMA said he enlisted the which alerted Japan to testing of the
0 based his orders on intelligence reports help of Yoshio Nishina, a contemporary bomb in the United States was com-
that the Americans already had of Hideki Yukawa, who won Japan's manded by Angel Alcazar de Velasco.
developed the bomb. first Nobel Prize in 1949 for his theory Velasco, now 73, was interviewed
The reports were received in late 1942 on the neutron. Nishina died in 1951. recently by NHK reporters.
from a 12-member Spanish spy network Nishina assembled about 10 Japanese He said a 24-year-old Spanish agent,
in the United States, whose existence nuclear physicists to work on the "Rogelio," reported that "a bomb has
was revealed for the first time in the project, but lack of uranium slowed its been developed in the U.S. chemical
documentary. progress, Kawashima said. laboratory. The bomb, upon bursting,
"The prime minister commented that "Hitler agreed to help but the Ger- produces temperature of 1,000
the war might be decided by atomic man U-boat carrying 2 tons of uranium degrees."
bombs," Kawashima said. "I don't was sunk by allied naval vessels during In April 1943, Rogelio was found shot
* think prime minister Tojo had any idea its voyage to Japan," he said. dead near Binion's casino in Las Vegas,
what they were." THE NHK SAID the Spanish ring Nev.
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trolling interest in the company, is now
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Should Marietta succeed in acquiring
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As a result, approval of the corporte
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But administrators refuted the
..charges, iinsisting that the hearings
play an important role in the decisions.
"I'm sorry anyone has misgivings,"
.said Billy Frye, vice president for
Wacademic affairs. "We've listened very
rcarefully when we've had (hearings) in
the past, and we will in the future."
REGARDLESS, Herr and others in
the school, which was named for exten-
sive review last spring, say they intend
to make an impressive show of force at
the hearings, scheduled for Oct. 1 and
Oct. 5.
To that end, Nancy Yakes, who
recently received her master's degree
I from the school, has arranged for

representatives from the state Depar-
tment of Natural Resources, professors
from Michigan State University,
professors from other University
departments, and Univesity alumni to
speak on the school's behalf.
"It would be nice to have students
speak, but what we're looking for more
is to try to get people who would have
more impact on the committee," said
Herr, "and, of course, trying to stuff the
place. We're going to get as many
people to sign up to speak as possible."
ALTHOUGH the faculty committee
reviewing the school originally hoped to
have its recommendation prepared by
this month, a member of the group,
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In contrast to those from the natural
resources school, students and
professors from the two other
programs - ILIR and ISMRRD - say
they have no grand plans for their
Charles Tait, director of the
ISMRRD, seeming more resigned to
possible cutbacks or elimination of his
program, pointed out that past hearings
had not gone well for ISMRRD. They
were sparsely attended, with testimony
attacking as well as defending the
program, he said. His new hearing is
scheduled for tomorrow at 2 p.m.


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