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Page 6-Saturday, April 2, 1983-The Michigan Daily

Troops in Beiru

BEIRUT, Lebanon (Ap)-The U.S. Marine com-
mander in Lebanon, Col. James Mead, said yester-
day he had ordered his men to carry loaded weapons
for the first time in their duty here because of in-
creased threats of violence.
Mead told reporters at the J.S. command post near
Beirut airport that the decision followed an attack on
a patrol March 16 in which five Marines were slightly
wounded, and warnings from the Lebanese army that
more ambushes were likely.
"THE HEAD of the Lebanese armed forces, Gen.
Ibrahim Tannous, gave me through his intelligence a
warning that our patrols had an increased probability
of being hit," Mead said. "I have decided and we im-
plemented this week a policy that magazines would
be put into the weapons of all Marines on patrol."
Although the magazines will be in the M-16 rifles,

there will be no round in th
said.
Since the 1,200 Marines fir
August to supervise the e
Liberation Organization gui
been that U.S. peacekeepers
their weapons to avoid accid
HOWEVER, AN officer in
who asked not to be identift
and British troops of the r
also been carrying loaded
defense since the attacks.
Mead said another factori
Marines was increased gu
Israeli patrols on the old Sid
skirts the fringes of the U.s.T

Judge rules Fleming
owns Groucho's gifts

AP Photo

Moon scraper
The rising sun illuminates this
moon sets behind the building.

skyscraper in Cambridge, Mass. as the full

Anti-nuclear activists
form chain of protest

SANTA MONICA (UPI) - A judge
ruled yesterday that Erin Fleming can
keep two homes and other gifts
Groucho Marx gave her, saying she
believed the former actress had been a
good influence on the comedian in his
last years.
But Superior Court Judge Jacqueline
Weiss denied a defense request to grant
a mistrial in the complicated Bank of
America suit and let stand a jury ver-
dict that Miss Fleming pay nearly
$500,000 damages to the late comedian's
estate.
THE JUDGE said she believed two
doctors who testified during the 10-
week trial that Miss Fleming, 42, had
been a positive influence on the aging
comedian while his companion during
the six years before his death in 1977 at
age 86.
Under California law, the jury ver-
dict was binding with respect to cash
damages.
Miss Fleming was alternatively
described in testimony as a bully and
ruthless gold digger who cheated Marx,
and a caring companion, selfless in her
devotion to him.

DEFENSE attorney David Sabih
hailed the judge's decision about the
property but said will seek a new trial
and appeal the jury verdict handed
down Wednesday.
The jury voted 9-3 that Miss Fleming
exerted undue influence over Marx
during his waning years to fraudulently
obtain money and property from him.
She was ordered to pay the Bank of
America, executor of the comedian's
estate, $221,843 in compensatory
damages and $250,000 in punitive
damages.
J. Brin Schulman then asked Judge
Weiss to place Miss Fleming's two
$200,000 homes, a 1974 Mercedes Benz,
$110,000 worth of bonds and her half
ownership of Groucho Marx Produc-
tions Inc. into a trust for eventual tran-
sfer to the estate. The production firm
owns rights to an array of Groucho
Marx memborabilia.
Judge Weiss ruled Miss Fleming did
not obtain the houses but allowed Miss
Fleming to keep the car because the
jury included $22,000 in its damages for
the auto and the judge said that would
be "double recovery" for the bank.

ALDERMASTON, England (AP) -
With balloons soaring and firecrackers
popping, tens of thousands of anti-
nuclear campaigners joined hands
yesterday in a 14-mile human chain
spanning three key defense in-
stallations in rural England.
Before the mass protest, 200 demon-
strators at one end of the chain outside
the Greenham Common U.S. Air Base
scrambled over a 12-foot-high barbed-
wire fence into the arms of military
police.
THE PROTESTERS, including one
-dressed as an Easter bunny, were
detained inside the base. Four women
who clambered over the Greenham
fence at dawn were later released
without charge.
In West Germany, an estimated
10,000 anti-nuclear demonstrators
blocked entrances to six U.S. bases and
staged scatteredsprotests. Policesused
tear gas and attack dogs to - rout
protesters in the southern town of Neul
Ulm.
British protest organizers claimed as
many as 80,000 people joined the human
chain, although they said it was im-
'possible to tell if they were all linked at
the same time. Police put the figure at
40,000.
THE PROTESTERS converged on

the rolling countryside by bus, car, hor-
se and foot, causing traffic jams and
other havoc in a wealthy commuter
region in the Thames River Valley 50
miles west of London.
Problems were compounded because
demonstrators had no public sanitary
facilities. And one local farmer com-
plained to police that low-flying
helicopters monitoring the protest were
disturbing pregnant cows.
The linkup was the main event in a
four-day Easter weekend of protests
aimed at halting deployment of new
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
missiles in Britain and forcing the
government to scrap its own nuclear
arsenal.
WHEN THE sponsoring Campaign
for Nuclear Disarmament determined
the human chain was complete,
cascades of multicolored balloons bob-
bing at 14 checkpoints along the route
were freed, floating into the gray, chilly
skies.
"Whoopee!" protesters screamed as
some ignited firecrackers and bands
broke into protest songs such as "We
Won't Live With a Nuclear Sub-
marine."

t must load guns
SOURCES SAID the attackers belonged to a pro-
ie firing chamber, Mead Iranian faction held responsible by Lebanese
authorities for the initial attack on the Marines Mar-
rst came to Lebanon last ch 16, and similar attacks against the Italian and
evacuation of Palestine 'rench peacekeepers.
ierrillas, the policy has Marine patrols cover much of Beirut, including
keep ammunition out of Shiite Moslem neighborhoods where pro-Italian sen-
ental shootings. timent is high.
The pro-Iranian guerrillas are believed to be sup-
the multinational forces ported by 1,500 Iranian Revolutionary Guards
ed said Italian, French, brought by Lebanon by the Syrian government to
multinational force have fight the Israeli invasion last summer. They are
guns to be used in self- based in the Bekaa Valley town of Baalebek, 40 miles
east of Beirut.
in his decision to arm the Mead said friction with Israeli units had stopped
uerrilla activity against since March 15 after Israeli Defense Minister Moshe
on road supply route that Arens issued orders to avoid any conflicts with
Marine zone. Marines.
4
Daily Photo by TOD WOOLF
.k
Ap rl fool
Steven Augustus works out on the Diag by juggling a few knives. He says it's
good exercise, but whether it is healthful could be doubted.
irna lis irresponsibe
senior in the College of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity jungle party, where three
hie article and I don't think individuals painted their bodies black, was irrespon-
C." sible.
(J)per iatd.l"P-te ar- "They (the Daily) shouldnt accuse a whole group
per,"k hen dt"ee are of people for what certain individuals do."
attacs whn th Daiy is Harris, who is black, said he resents the fraternity
everseetheDaiy'sex-members painting their faces black, but also saidh
'eesete al' x felt it was unfair to "slam" the whole fraternity in the
'sensationalism, said Mat- article.
vice president of the Ins- The Daily's editor, however, said that many people
sentiorintetyCouleg o is m lh ufaent ugepry hr he
that voted this week to en- can draw different conclusions from an article. ~
"I don't think we made any generalizations. Our
chigan Student Assembly, purpose isn't to sit here and write a 'happy paper,' "
LISA Student Government Witt said.
Center, and the Michigan "We are here to report the news whether it offends
zation. people or not, as long as we are reporting the truth,"
s coverage of the recent he said.
opsnealyon'ttikw e aont eeaiatosu

computation of the unemployment rate dered whether some major change has
because they've stopped looking for occurred in the "American
jobs. fascination with the automobile."
In fact, the civilian labor force
shrank by 69,000 last month. Seasonally adjusted unemployment'
Analysts in Michigan pointed to the rose from 14.8 percent in February to
lingering malaise in Michigan's all- 15.7 percent in March. It was 15.5 per-
important auto industry, and one won- cent in January.
IC TION.
ONTEST
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Committee calls
(Continued from Page 1)
COMMITTEE MEMBERS petitioning in dor-
mitories, libraries, and in bars on campus are
distributing copies of recent articles published in the
newspaper, including the "Japs" story, to show
students examples of the Daily's "irresponsibility."
One petitioner, LSA sophomore Cathy Spencer,
said the "Japs" article didn't address the issue, but
instead attacked Judaism.
"Phi Delts (fraternity members) stick together,
but there is no need to write about it - or about a bar
where Jews go to," she said.
ALTHOUGH THE articles cited by the committee
have raised controversial points, some students say
that people have misrepresented the stories as per-
sonal attacks.
"I am Jewish and known by my friends to jump
quickly to call something or someone anti-Semitic,"

Daily jOi
said Michael Weston, a
Engineering, "but I read ti
it is in the least anti-Semiti
"Everyone talks about it
ticle just voiced it in the pa
seeing things as personal;
really exposing issues."
Petition supporters, hovm
posing issues as "hype" or
thew Harris, administratir
terfraternity Council. The
one of six campus groups'
dorse the petition.
The others are: The Mi
the Panhellenic Council, I
the University ActivitiesI
College Republican Organi
Harris said the Daily':

Michigan jobless rate dri

(Continued from Page 1)
Although the Bureau of Labor
Statistics provides little interpretation
of the monthly numbers, Norwood
acknowledged that the unemployment
rate might have gone up if large num-
bers of the so-called "discouraged
workers" had resumed the search for
jobs.

SINCE THE recession began in July
1981, the ranks of the "discouraged"
have swelled by 700,000 to 1.8 million.
Despite increasing signs of a business
turnaround, there has been no rush to
the job market by these discouraged
workers, who are not, included in the

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