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Lebanese factions begin
peace talks in Geneva

The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, November 1, 1983 - Page 3
U.S. moves some
marines to ships
off Lebanon

From AP and UPI
GENEVA, Switzerland - President
Amin Gemayel opened Lebanon's long-
delayed national reconciliation con-
ference yesterday with an appeal to
warring factions to save the nation
from "this long night" of civil strife.
The talks, involving the nation's 10
major religious and political figures,
began late in the afternoon under strict
security provided by 300 Swiss police
but were recessed within 50 minutes.
GEMAYEL WAS the only one of nine
delegates to address the opening
session, Lebanese officials said. The
conference, expected to last four to

seven days, adjourned until today after
he spoke.
"If the Lebanese fire is not put out
now, before it is too late, only God
knows where this fire will spread and
how much it will threaten the Arab
world and the world as a whole,''
Gemayel said.
"This conference is a unique oppor-
tunity to snatch Lebanon, the region
and the world from this dangerous
dilemma and dark tunnel," he said.
"This opportunity might not present it-
self again."
U.S. DIPLOMATS said they did not ex-
pect any breakthroughs in the talks but
hoped the delegates can succeed in en-

ding Lebanon's eight years of civil
strife and enable the U.S., French,
Italian and British governments to
withdraw the 5,600-man peacekeeping
force to which they have contributed.
But members of the Syrian-backed
opposition Front for National Salvation,
which includes Druse, Moslem and
Christian delegates, appeared skeptical
about prospects for success.
"All we have heard tonight are
speeches," said Suleiman Franjieh, a
former president who leads the pro-
Syrian National Salvaton Front with
Druze leader Walid Jumblatt and Sunni
Moslem leader Rashid Karami.
"We want action, not words." Asked
if he thought the talks could succeed,
Franjieh said, "I doubt it."
Moslem leaders demanded an end to
the 40-year-old system of government
that requires the president to be a

G(mavel
... opens peace conference

Christian, the prime minister a Sunni
Moslem and the speaker of parliament
a Shiite.
Despite the efforts in Geneva, Druze
rebels opened fire with machine guns
and mortars at a key army base guar-
ding the southeast approach to Beirut
only hours before peace talks began.

-HAPPENINGS
Highlight
Economics Prof. Gardner Ackley begins the Eighth LSA Distinguished
Senior Faculty Lecture Series tonight with a speech on "The Growth of
Economic Knowledge" at 8 p.m. in the Rackham Amphitheatre.
Films
Cinema Guild - The Maltese Falcon, 7 & 10:20 p.m.; City Streets, 8.:50
p.m., Lorch Hall.
German - Der Schinderhannes, 8 p.m., Max Kade German House.
Performances
Second Chance - Hard Ensemble, 516 E. Liberty.
The Ark - Jim Ringer and Mary McCaslin, 8 p.m., 1421 Hill Street.
School of Music - String Recital, 8 p.m., Recital Hall; Piano Recital,
Deborah Kucharsky, 6 p.m., Recital Hall; Chamber Winds, 8 p.m., Hill;
Clarinet Recital, 8 p.m., Recital Hall; Cello Recital, 8 p.m., Rackham.
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra -8 p.m., Hill.
Union Cultural Program - Woon-Kin Tong, the Chinese zither, 12:15 p.m.;
Norma Gentile soprano, and Marianne Ploger, fortepiano, 8 p.m., Pendleton
Room.
Speakers
Bioengineering - Jack Deller, 4 p.m., 1042 E. Engin.
Free University -Frithjoff Bergmann, "The Future of Work," 4 p.m., 332
S. State.
Law - Jochen Frowen, "European Integration through the Protection of
Fundamental Rights," 4 p.m., 420 Hutchins.
ISR - Lerita Coleman, "Understanding 'Affect & Cognition," 7:30 p.m.,
6050 ISR.
Psychobiology - Karen Luh, "Orientation Behavior by Monkeys with
Superior Temporal Sulcus Lesions," 12:30 p.m., 1057 MHRI.
Chemistry - Stephen Berry, "Melting of Clusters and the Nature of
Melting," 4 p.m., 1300 Chem.
Judiac Studies - Jerrold Green, "The Changing Trends in American Mid-
dle East Politics," noon, League.
Computing Center - "Record Handling with COMBINE," 12:10 p.m., 1011
NUBS; Chitra Ramanujan, "Advanced Topics in Pascal: Simple I/O," 3:30
p.m., 165 BSAD.
_jalogy - Donald Cummings,"Maternal Inheritance of Senesence in
Podospora Anserine," Noon, 3056 Nat. Sci.
Chinese Studies - Harriet Mills, "Prison, Though Reform & Social Con-
trol inn the early PRC," noon, Lane Hall.
Engineering - Marian Majewski, "Microwave Integrated Circuits Tran-
sistor Oscillator Design," 9 a.m., E. Engin.
Christian Science - "The Science of the Possible," 8 p.m., 1833
Washtenaw.
Afroamerican Studies - Omari Kakoli, "The Chadian Issue," noon, Inter-
national Center.
Meetings
Pi Sigma Alpha - membership meeting, 6:30 p.m., Fishbowl.
Ann Arbor Scrabble Club -7 p.m., 637 S. Main.
International Relations Society - Model U.N. mass meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
1412 Mason.
Ann Arbor Go Club -7 p.m., 1433 Mason.
Lutheran Campus Ministry - Women's Support Group, 7:30 p.m., S.
Forest & Hill.
Lesbian Network -7 p.m., Guild House.
Baptist Student Union, 7 p.m., 2439 Mason.
Miscellaneous
CEW Job Hunt Club - Drop in for job seekers, noon, 350S. Thayer.
His House Christian Fellowship - 7:30 p.m., 925 E. Ann.
Fencing Club - practice, 8 p.m., Coliseum.
Recreational Sports - "Injury Prevention & rehabilitation," 7:30 p.m.,
CCRB.
Eclipse Jazz Lecture - Dr. Richard Crawford, "Duke Ellington," 7:30
p.m., 5th floor LSA.
M-OSU Blood Donor Battle - noon -6 p.m., Union Ballroom.
CRLT-TA Workshop, "Time Management," 3 p.m.
Museum of Art - Rebecca Whitehouse, "Landscapes," noon.
Student Wood & Crafts Shop - introduction to Woodworking, 7 p.m., 537
SAB.
Young Peoples Theater - Auditions for Scrooge 7 p.m., 408 W.
Washington.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Malicious Intent

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - All "non-
essential" staff from the Marine con-
tingent in Beirut will move to U.S. war-
ships offshore because of the Oct. 23
terrorist bombing at the airport, Maj.
Robert Jordan said yesterday.
In announcing the new security
measure, the Marines spokesman also
said the latest casualty toll from the
truck-bomb that destroyed a Marine in-
stallation at the airport is "over 230
dead, over 70 wounded." He said search
operations were nearly complete.
Jordan said "non-essential person-
nel" - clerks and maintenance crews
- with the 1,600-man Marine con-
tingent at the airport will withdraw to
American 6th Fleet warships stationed
off the coast. He did not disclose how
many people were involved.
"Some of the non-essentials will be on
a commuting basis," he said. "When
their services are needed, they'll come
in, then they'll go back out."
Since the bombing, several U.S.

congressmen have demanded that the
entire American force retreat to the
ships, saying security conditions at
their airport base made them highly
vulnerable to terrorists.
A simultaneous bombing at the
headquarters of French forces killed at
least 58 soldiers. The French and
Americans are part of a multinational
force deployed in Beirut for more than
a year at the government's request to
help keep the peace in Lebanon,
wracked by years of civil war.
The Reagan administration has ac-
cused Iranian-backed terrorists of
engineering the double blast and has
vowed unspecified retaliation. Iran
denies involvement, and Lebanese
police say they have no clues about the
identity of the terrorists and have made
no arrests.
Three-hundred Marines arrived last
week to take over some duties of ser-
vicemen killed in the airport blast.

U. admits to bombing
Grenadian institution

(Continued from page 1)
and Intelligence Committees to
Grenada beginning Friday.
Foley, the House Democratic Whip,
or third-ranking leader in the House,
said a congressional examination of
what happened in Grenada is needed, in
part, because the Reagan ad-
ministration has sharply limited press
coverage of the fighting and its after-
math.
Because reporters' movements are
controlled by U.S. military officials,
Foley said, "There is a certain absence
of information that would normally be
available on the ground."
Among questions the group will want

answered, Foley said, is "How long our
presence on Grenada will continue."
Foley said the inquiry also will cover
whether the 1,100 Americans living in
Grenada were actually in danger
before the invasion and whether there
was enough intelligence information
available to support U.S. forces.

A project of LSA Student Government
Free University Lectures on Social Change
TODAY
Philosophy Professor Frithjof Bergmann on
"THE FUTURE OF WORK"
Tuesday, November 1st - 4 p.m.
CANTERBURY LOFT
332. .STATE, SECOND FLOOR
Upcoming lectures: November 8th, Ann Larimore on
mr"Thinking About Decentralization."
November 15th, Mark Chesler on "The University."

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