The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 11, 1984 - Page 3
Peres, Shamir concur
on land return to Jordan
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - Prime Minister-designate
Shimon Peres said yesterday his agreement with outgoing
leader Yitzhak Shamir on a bipartisan government guaran-
teed that a national vote will be held before Israel would
relinquish any territory in a peace settlement with Jordan.
At a stormy meeting of the Labor Party's 1,000-member,
decision-making Central Committee, party leader Peres
divulged new details in the Labor-Likud pact and then said,
'The alternatives are either new elections or a government
formed and headed by Shamir," head of the Likud bloc and
now caretaker prime minister.
THE VOTE WAS 394 to 166 to back the agreement for
bipartisan rule which Peres reached last week with Shamir
after six weeks of negotiations.
Peres told the group, "I would prefer to resign rather than
pull back," from the accord.
Labor's approval was the big obstacle. A new government
could be installed tomorrow if Shamir wins Likud approval,
as expected, today.
PERES SAID the agreement calls for national elections
before Israel agrees to give up any territory in exchange for
epace with Jordan.
The vague clause on talks with Jordan was a compromise.
It makes no mention of Labor's demands to call for uncon-
ditional peace talks, nor of a Likud demand to base talks with:
Jordan on the U.S.-mediated Camp David accords, which-
call for Palestinian autonomy in the West Bank and Gaza;
Yitzhak Rabin, a former Labor Party prime minister due*
to be defense minister in the new government, urged the par--
ty to join a national unity Cabinet so it can ensure a speedier;
end to Israel's two-year occupation of South Lebanon.
"IF THE LIKUD rule goes on, I am nearly certain that in
three or five years we will still be in Lebanon," he said.
Peres told the committee the accord with Likud pledged:
the new government "would not impose Israeli sovereignty:
on the West Bank and Gaza," which Israel captured in the:
1967 Arab-Israeli war.
This was taken to mean there would be no attempt to annex
On settlements, Peres said the pact pledged that existing
Jewish settlements in occupied territory would be developed,
but new ones would need the approval of the whole Cabinet,
giving Labor a virtual veto.
Dissenters shouted that Peres gave away too much in his
talks with Shamir.
The casket containing the body of legendary opry great Ernest Tubb arrives at a gravesite in Nashville, Tenn. yester-
day. Pallbearers included Bill Monroe (front left), Hank Williams, Jr. (behind Monroe), and Porter Wagoner (third
from front at right).
Condemned man denounces system
From AP and UPI
ANGOLA, La. - Bitter and sarcastic to the end,
Timothy Baldwin went to his death in the Louisiana
electric chair yesterday, insisting that he was in-
hpcent of beating an 85-year-old blind woman to death
with a TV set and congratulating police and
prosecutors who "tried so hard to murder me.,
~The final statement from Baldwin, an articulate,
college-educated man with an IQ said to be 147, was
full of acid sarcasm aimed at prosecutor Johnny
Parkerson, who refused last week to release in-
vestigative records of the case for a final appeal.
"THAT WASN'T a very smart move," Baldwin
said. "They as good as admitted I was innocent."
"I've always tried to be a good sport when I've lost
at something," he said. "I therefore congratulate all
those who have tried so hard to murder me. I
efinitely have to give them credit as it takes a very
special kind of person to murder an innocent man and
still be able to live with themselves."
Parkerson, who refused to comment on the case
Sunday night, could not be reached yesterday. His
secretary said he was out of the office.
OPPONENTS OF the death penalty gathered out-
side the governor's mansion in Baton Rouge before
the execution but Gov. Edwin Edwards did not speak
Edwards, who made an unprecedented trip to
Angola to interview Baldwin before the execution,
has said he is opposed to the death penalty but will not
stop an execution unless new evidence of innocence is'
Baldwin was strapped to the chair at 12:01 a.m. and
the first jolt of electricity was administered three
minutes later. He was pronounced dead at 12:13 a.m.
THE FORMER Cub Scout leader, who would have
turned 47 on Thursday, was executed for beating an
85-year-old woman with a frying pan, a telephone,
and a stool in April 1978. Mary Peters of West Monroe
was a neighbor and the godmother of Baldwin's
Witnesses said Baldwin winced as electrodes were
applied to his head, but did not appear frightened.
"Until tonight, I have always had faith in the
criminal justice system even though I have been on
the wrong side of the law from time to time," he said
in a final written statement.
"AFTER WHAT is being done tonight, I don't think
they can hold their heads up when they say
In a note dictated to the Rev. Joe Ingle, Baldwin
told the people of Louisiana they would be held ac-
countable in the hereafter for his execution.
"So I'd suggest you start thinking about a good ex-
cuse, as death comes at the darndest times," he said.
"I only wish I could hear how you tried to excuse your
part in my murder."
Baldwin escaped seven execution dates before
becoming the fourth man to die in Louisiana's elec-
tric chair - dubbed "Gruesome Gertie" by death
row inmates - since the Supreme Court lifted itsban
on executions in 1976. Twenty-four executions have
been carried out nationally since then.
The group of about 50 protesters went to the prison
itself and prayed until the execution was completed.
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'Diana forces beaches,
schools to close
t day, and cautioned that storms can
build strength when they ar.emoving so,
Tides three to five feet above normal
were forecast along the coast ahead of
the storm. If Diana moved inland,
waves could crash in up to seven feet
higher than normal, the National
Weather Service said.
NATIONAL Weather Service
forecaster Gary Butler, in Savannah,
said the strongest winds should remain
offshore from the northern Georgia
coastline if Diana stayed out at sea.
"But if it decides to move to the north-
west, all bets are off."
In South. Carolina, emergency of-
ficials set up a 24-hour command post
and considered evacuating Fripp and
Milton Head islands. A Holiday Inn at
Hardeeville, 15 miles inland from
Hilton Head, was booked" solid yesteri
day morning, said clerk Betty Lassiter.
At least 94 military families near
Beaufort, S.C., were evacuated from
mobile homes, said Gunnery Sgt. Jim
Kaufmann of the Parris Island Marine
Base. They were allowed to return
home yesterday but "if we feel there's
any wind danger we'll bring them in,"
Island on Georgia's north coast were
evacuated, but emergency workers
along Georgia's southern coast com-
plained about "apathetic" island resid-
ents who refused to leave Sunday night.
Forecasters and emergency officials
said Diana could bring severe flooding
of low-lying areas if it turned inland.
Georgia Gov. Joe Frank Harris urged
residents within the warning boun-
daries to evacuate immediately.
Newspaper columnist Don Faber, who recently returned from a tour of the
Soviet Union, will be the special guest at a lunchtime discussion entitled
"The Soviet Union: Impressions of 'a Journalist," at noon in the Inter-
national Center, 603 E. Madison St.
Ann Arbor Film Cooperative-Breathless, 7 p.m., Lorch Hall.
Guild of Natural Illustrators-Carol Gregg, "Illustrator Alias Art Direc-
tor," 7:30 p.m., School of Art and Architecture, Second Floor.
Bioengineering-Dave Anderson, "Intro to the Bioengineering Program,"
3:45 p.m., 1042 E. Engineering Bldg.
Computer Center-"Chalk Talk: Intro to MTS Commands," 12:10 p.m.;
Lee., "Welcome to MTS," 7 p.m.
171 Business Administration.
Chemistry-Prof. Stuart Rice, "Structure of Liquid-Vapor Interface of a
Metal," 4p.m., Room 1300, Chemistry Bldg.
His House Christian Fellowship-Bible Study, 7:30 p.m., 925 Ann St.
GoClub-7 p.m., 1433 Mason Hall.
Adult Psychiatric Hospital-for prospective volunteers, 3 p.m., Vanden-
burg Room, Michigan League.
Ozone House-for counseling volunteers, 7:30 p.m., Room D, Michigan
Bike Club-Bp.m., 1084E. Engineering.
Golden Key National Honor Society-7:30 p.m., Pond Room, Union.
MSA-7:30 p.m., MSA Chambers, 3903 Union.
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