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Page 6-Thursday, March 31, 1983-The Michigan Daily
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El Salvador
frees two
accused of
leftist ties

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Narrowly beating
a court-imposed deadline, school
district attorneys agreed yesterday on
details of a plan to implement the first
widespread voluntary school
desegregation between a major U.S.
city and its suburbs.
The five-inch-thick document, filed
less than an hour before a federal
judge's deadline, was accepted by
lawyers for the St. Louis School Board
and all 23 school districts in St. Louis
County, said Bruce La Pierre, the
court-appointed special master.
La Pierre also asked the judge to give
parties in the case until April 4 to
present the document to their clients
for approval.
THE DEADLINE was imposed by
U.S. District Judge William Hungate
five days ago after lawyers for the St.
Louis School Board, 22 school districts
in suburban St. Louis County and the
state were unable to draft a plan
despite a month of negotiations.
The problems reportedly included
details of how the interdistrict transfers

would be financed, how transfer
students would be transported and how
the quality, of education in predominan-
tly black city schools would be im-
As he set the deadline, Hungate also
added seven suburban districts to a
trial set to begin April 11 to determine
whether they contributed to the
segregation of city schools and to
fashion a mandatory remedy, if
HUNGATE'S order asked represen-
tatives of the 23 suburban districts to
agree on a plan for implementing the
voluntary program. Of the 23, one
refused and has since reconsidered,
and 15 already are accepting black
students from the city voluntarily.
The other seven districts added to the
trial are those which have refused to
participate in a voluntary
desegregation program already in ef-
fect. They make up about 47 percent of
the county's 131,000 students.
Agreement on a written plan may not
block the trial, since Hungate would

have to review and approve it.
Riverview Gardens had-been the nly
district set for trial next month, but the
northside district - which already has a
black enrollment of 42 percent - rever-
sed itself at a recent board meeting and
agreed to accept an agreement in prin-
ciple reached Feb. 22 by the city and the
other districts.
UNDER THAT agreement, which the
written plan would implement, the
suburban districts would have to accept
black students from the city to bring
their racial balance to 15 percent to 25
percent black within five years.
All transfers would be voluntary, but
at least 15,000 city students would have
to volunteer in order to make the plan
City schools, which are already under
a mandatory busing order, are nearly
80 percent black, but blacks make up
only 37 percent of the city-county's
190,000 students.
The agreement also called for an in-
creased number of magnet schools and
teacher transfers to improve the
quality of education in city schools.

From AP and UPI
- A U.S. Congressman yesterday in-
tervened with Salvadoran police and
secured the release of two American
journalists suspected of having ties
with leftist guerrillas and of arms traf-
The two were Thomas Western, freed
from jail pending a probe into alleged
connections with leftist guerrillas, and
Joan Ambrose Newton, freed from
house arrest and told she could leave
the country if she wished. Newton said
she planned to stay.
"I feel very good about being out,"
said Western of Minneapolis as he sip-
ped beer at an impromptu news corn-
ference at the Hotel Camino Real, the
foreign press center in San Salvador.
WESTERN said he was "treated fine
and with reasonable courtesy."


Oil slick threatens Iranian coast

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) - A huge
Iranian oil slick, reported to cover as
much as 1,000 square miles of the Per-
sian Gulf yesterday, moved closer to
vital water purification plants,
threatening to clog intake valves with
foot-thick sludge.
A map prepared by experts at the
Bahrain Oil Co. showed the slick
spreading from the Iranian coastline
nearly to Saudi Arabia's eastern coast.
The Saudis run the biggest water
desalination operation in the world,
with a daily capacity of more than 250
million gallons. Desalination is crucial
to Gulf countries that have few fresh-
water resources.
NEWS REPORTS in Bahrain said an
offshoot of the slick almost as large as
the 92-square-mile island-nation floated
little more than 12 miles from this
banking and business center of 360,000
Bahrain's English-language Gulf

Daily News advised residents there was
a 90 percent chance that waves of black
sludge would darken beaches.
Iranian wells wrecked by Iraqi bom-
bs near the Kharg Island oil complex
last month have spewed 210,000 gallons
of crude into the gulf daily. Cleanup
crews refuse to work until Iraq and Iran
call a cease-fire in their 31-month-old
THE WARRING nations have made
almost no comment on the slick and
have no declared the polluted area a
neutral zone.
Growing panic in Gulf states prom-
pted Kuwait's health minister to an-
nounce Wednesday night that Arab
pollution experts would hold an
emergency meeting in Manama on
Sunday to propose "protective
measures which must essentially cen-
ter on water sources and vital in-
The minister, Dr. Abdel-Rahman al-

wadi, also said a meeting by the eight-
nation Gulf Marine Protection Council,
which includes Iran and Iraq in ad-
dition to the six Gulf Arab states, has
been rescheduled to Tuesday, instead of
Saturday as originally announced.
HE DID NOT elaborate on the dif-
ficulties facing the delayed meeting nor
spell out which countries will par-
The Saudis have issued no statements
about the slick. But Saudi Arabia, with
theArabian-American oil company
operation on its east coast, is believed
better equipped for fighting pollution
than other gulf countries.
The slick, as pictured on the Bahrain
Oil Co. map, had a large, solid, central
area, with offshoots radiating south-
wards in straight lines toward Bahrain,
Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
The main slick was nearing Saudi
Arabia and Kuwait.
Kuwait's health minister said the
threat to desalination plants was worse
then the menace to marine life. He also
discounted experts' claims n the main
slick's size, believing that much of it
had broken off into separte patches.

Soviet defector Arkady Shevchenko speaks at Rackham Auditorium last,
Soviet dissident
addresses issues*

(Continued from Page 1)
William Zimmerman, a political science
professor and associate dean of the
LS&A, commented in an interview
prior to the speech that Shevchenko's
defection is not". . . the stuff of which
great patriotic tales are made" and
that he regards Shevchenko "more of a
'public persona' than someone who has
something substantive to say about in-
ternational relations."
During a press conference earlier in
the day, Shevchenko said that although
there is no "hard evidence" that
Bulgarian intelligence was involved n
the recent plot to assassinate Pope
John Paul II, such a plan would not be
likely to have occured without Soviet
encouragement and involvement. "The
Pope's encouragement of the Solidarity

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movement and the activities of Walesa
are a mjaor preoccupation (of the
Soviet officials). Poland is a very real
threat," he said.
On a more personal note, Shevchenko
stated that his defection was not for
monetary reasons, "I would have been
a much richer man in the Soviet Union
than I ever could be here," he said. The
primary reasons for his decision to
defect, he said, stemmed from his
inability to continue to "implement
somethng I didn't believe. My tolerance
was exhausted."

Western, 31, a freelance reporter for
Associa ted Press radio, and Ambrose~
Newton, 32, of Colombia, Mo., were
released from police custody after Rep.
James Oberstar, (D-Minn) met
Treasury Police Commander Col.
Francisco Moran. The two were
arrrested Saturday.
Ambrose Newton, a freelance jour-
nalist for NBC radio, said, "I feel just
She was interviewed by telephone at
the home of a U.S. Embassy official, *
where she had been held under house
release under personal recognizance
and Ambrose Newton's unconditional
"From the information that I havei
from what we know now, there is ab=
solutely no substance of any charge
that can be held against him
(Western)," the lawmaker said.
Oberstar said the FBI had been
called in to provide information
requested by Treasury Police on a per-
son in the United States suspected as a
link to arms trafficking into El
the movemetit of arms illegally into El
Salvador," Oberstar said. "It's still a
very delicate matter ... As we were
told, it's a matter of national security.'
Western said he had been questioned
repeatedly about his knowledge of a
person identified only as Pedroza, but
said "there may be a confusion about
In an interview with La Prensa
Grafica newspaper, Moran said
Western was being held in connection
with an 80-minute telephone interview
with KPBS radio station in San Diego,
He said the Spanish language broad-
cast, called "Enfoque Nacional" or
National Focus, was hosted by jour-
nalist Sergio Pedroza, which could ac-
count fdr the confusion over the name.

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