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The Michigan Daily - Monday, December 1, 1986 - Page 5
North used arms money for

Contra deliveri

WASHINGTON (AP)-A fired
White House aide apparently used
profits from Iranian arms sales to
build a small, American-manned air
force that delivered weapons to
Nicaraguan Contra rebels this year,
according to U.S. government
officials and documents from the
operation.
Lt. Col. Oliver L. North, fired
last week for his role in diverting as
much as $30 million through
Swiss bank accounts, had managed
a broader Contra aid network for
two years with President Reagan's
approval despite a congressional
ban on U.S. military aid to the
rebels, White House officials have
said.
Although that assistance enabled
the Contras to continue fighting,
the rebels still had trouble
resupplying troops operating inside
Nicaragua. One government source
said yesterday that problem may
have led North to create an air
resupply wing for the Contras -
and turn to money from the Iranian
arms sales to pay for it.
IN EXPLAINING North's
firing from the National Security
Council staff last Tuesday,
Attorney General Edwin Meese said
only North "knew precisely" about
the Iran-Contra connection and his
boss, national security advisor,
John Poindexter, who resigned, "did
know that something of this nature

Associated Press
Lt. Col. Oliver North, left, carries a travel bag and a dress as he departs
his Virginia home yesterday with an unidentified man. North, who was
fired from his National Security Council post for alleged involvement
funneling Iranian arms sales profits to Nicaragua, is the subject of a
Senate investigation.

was occuring."
But congressional investigators
have begun examining how an
operation as large as the Contra air
resupply mission, based at El
Salvador's Ilopango military airport
in clear view of U.S. military
advisers, could have been funded
from Iranian arm sales without
Reagan and other top officials
knowing.
U.S. government officials
familiar with the North operation
but insisting on anonymity, said
that although the Iranian-Contra
link was a closely held secret inside
the White House, North's
management of the air operation
was known to officials in the State
Department, Pentagon, CIA and the
NSC.
"EVERYONE knew some-
thing was going on down there and
that Ollie (North) was doing it,"
one official said.
The air operation came to light
Oct. 5 when an American-manned
C-123K cargo plane was shot down
over southern Nicaragua while
flying guns to the Contras. Two
Americans were killed and one
crewman, Eugene Hasenfus, is now
a prisoner of the leftist Nicaraguan
government.
Documents recovered from the
plane and interviews with principals
show that the Ilopango operation
was a major resupply effort,
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es, reports
involving more than 100 flights particularly
dating back to early 1986. Reagan runways, ac
secretly authorized U.S. arms sales documentso
to Iran in January. Other d
OVER SEVERAL months The Asso
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cording to Hasenfus and
on the planes.
ocuments, obtained by
ciated Press, show
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Dole, Byrd want Watergate-

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resignation of President Richard
Nixon in 1974.
NO PRESIDENT has
summoned a special session of
Congress since Harry Truman called
lawmakers back to Washington in
1948 to deal with labor disputes,
said Dole.
Byrd said a special counsel
should be appointed to investigate
disclosures that a White House aide,
Lt. Col. Oliver North, arranged for
up to $30 million in proceeds from
the secret sale of arms to Iran to be
channcled to help Contra (rebels

e of arms
fighting Nicaragua's leftist
Sandinista government.
The revelations announced by
Meese last week forced the
resignation of national security
adviser Vice Adm. John Poindexter.
Meese "is personally close to the
president ... is a member of the
National Security Council and ...
has said that everyone should stand
shoulder to shoulder with the
president," Byrd said.
ADMINISTRATION
officials have said that the Justice
Department will handle the
investigation for the executive

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branch.
Byrd declined to speculate
whether Meese knew before his
investigation about the Nicaraguan
connection, although the attorney
generalcsupplied the president with
the legal opinion that led to a
partial easing of the arms embargo
on Iran last Jan. 17.
"The perception is that there is a
personal interest and a conflict of
interest," created by leaving Meese
in charge of the investigation, said
Byrd. "The president needs to avoid
all of that."

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NEW YORK (AP) - Most
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they're paid fair wages, but the
paycheck is not the most satisfying
thing about work, according to a
Media General-Associated Press
Poll.
When asked what they liked
about their jobs, more people said
P"the work itself," or "the people I
work with" than said they liked the
money best.
About seven in 10 of the 1,464

like jobs, pa
adults in the nationwide telephone
survey poll said they worked
outside the home, and nine in 10
said they liked their jobs.
Sixty-three percent of the
workers said they were fairly paid,
while 29 percent said they were
paid less than they deserved. Seven
percent thought they were paid
more than the fair amount, and one
percent didn't answer.
Among black workers, only 44
percent said they were paid a fair

y, poll says
wage, while 51 percent said they
were paid less than they deserved.
Nearly three-quarters of white
workers said they were paid a fair
wage.
Among those who liked their
jobs, one-third said it was the work
itself they liked best. About one-
quarter said their co-workers were
the most pleasant thing about
work, and 12 percent said it was the
money. The rest cited other reasons.

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REGISTRAR'S BULLETIN BOARD

City planning commission rejects
sorority's request to convert house

FALL TERM GRADES

We will mail the report of your Fall Term grades
to you at your local (Ann Arbor) address on Jan-
uary 2, 1987. If you are moving between the Fall
and Winter terms, please process a Local Address
Change Form at the Registrar's Office - Room
1524, L.S.&A. Building.

(Continued from Page 1)
other student housing in the neigh-
borhood.
Elizabeth Brader, a member of
the association, said, "the converted
house will be too small to,
accommodate 30 women and their
guests." "What is bound to happen,
is that the sorority will be unhappy
there and will leave. This means
that we'll be left with a succession
of large student groups in the
converted house - since it won't
he able to be used by a single
family again."
About 20 members of the
association spoke at the meeting
and expressed views similar to
Logan and Brader. There are 240
members of the association.
Ed Surovell, chairman of the
Planning Commission, said that
} the decision to deny the special
exception was based mainly on the
inadequate size of the house, even
with proposed conversions.
- Surovell said broader problems
related to student housing were not
dealt with at the Tuesday night
meeting. "I don't believe the
decision has resolved the basic
issues in the zoning ordinance, it
has only decided not to grant
annroval to this narticular sorority

to the sorority agree clarifica
must be made concerning si
group housing in the area.
"The more important iss
not what happens to the part
cases such as Delta Phi Ep
but rather student housiL
general," Lax said.
"The Commission will be
to consider the question of
sororities and fraternities v
located in the future, and hol
they will come to the reali
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that certain places need to be
designated as strictly for student
housing," Lax said.
Andrea VanHouweling, a mem-
ber of the association agreed, say-
ing, a designated area for student
housing "is an interesting idea that
needs to be looked at." She added
that, "we're not anti-Greek or anti-
student, there are simply some
underlying issues here that need to
be resolved."

ARE YOU GRADUATING
IN DECEMBER?

Commencement will be held in Crisler Arena at
2:00 P.M. Sunday, December 14.,A maximum of
10 tickets per graduate are available at Windows
E and F in the lobby of the L.S.&A. Building from
Monday, December 8 through Thursday, Decem-
ber 11. The windows will be open from 8:00 A.M.
- 12:00 noon and from 12:30 P.M. - 4:15 P.M. If
extra tickets are available, they will be distribut-
ed on Friday, December 12.

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appointment is needed. CRISP will be closed from De-
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is also on a walk-in basis. Late Registration (Fee -
$15.00) begins January 7, 1987.
WITHDRAWAL FROM The last day to withdraw from Winter Term 1987 with
no fee assessment is: January 6, 1987 (before the
WINTER TER M first day of classes).
(Drop all courses)
The dates to withdraw from Winter Term and pay only a
$50.00 Disenrollment Fee are: January 7 - 27 (before
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