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Page 6-Tuesday, May 13, 1980-The Michigan Daily
Khadafy renames missions


By The Associated Press
Libyan strongman Moammar
Khadafy pressed an ideological purge
yesterday by renaming embassies in a
number of countries "People's
Bureaus" and replacing diplomats in
them with "people committees.'
Britain expelled four officials of
Libya's embassy in London in
retaliation for "harassment" of Libyan
dissidents there.
The current trouble apparently stems
from growing unrest Khadafy faces in
Libya and his increasing sensitivity to
criticism from abroad, particularly
from Libyan emigre groups in England,
Italy, and Greece.
REPORTS CAME from Vienna,
Ankara, Athens, Prague, Belgrade,
Bern, Bucharest, East Berlin,
and Dacca, Bangladesh about
takeovers of Libyan embassies. There
was no violence reported.
Libyans calling themselves students
took over the embassies in Vienna and
Ankara and set up five-man people
committees to run them. A banner
hoisted at the embassy in Vienna said
"old style" diplomacy was being
replaced by "a new form direct bet-
ween people and people." Witnesses

said scores of Libyans living in 'Ankara
surrounded the building and cheered
and embraced the new officials.
Five months ago, key Libyan em-
bassies were taken over by self-styled
committees of students who proclaimed
the missions "People's Bureaus,"
flouted diplomatic protocols, and, ac-
cording.to security sources, began put-
ting pressure on Libyan dissidents.
Embassies affected then included those
in Washington, London, and Rome.
THE BRITISH action, announced by
Foreign Office Minister of State
Douglas Hurd, was an expression of
anger over a series of Middle East-
spawned terrorist acts in London recen-
He told the House of Commons the
four diplomats had "been involved in
activities incompatible with their fun-
ctions." He identified two as officials of
Libya's mission in London. The other
two were "connected" with the
mission, he said.]
Hurd said Britain is "determined that
London should not be a battleground for
Middle East factions" and warned that
growing "harrassment of Libyan'ex-
patriates here must stop."
THE EXPULSION followed the

assassination in London last month of
two prominent opponents of Khadafy,
journalist Mohammed Ramadan and
lawyer Mahmoud Nafa. Khadafy last
month warned Libyan dissidents they
must return to their homeland by May
17 or be "physically eliminated."
Three Libyans have been charged in
connection with the London slayings,
but police believe others may be holed

up in the Libyan mission. The killings in
London were believed part of a crack-
down by Khadafy against his political
Three other Libyan exiles have been
slain in Rome in recent weeks. Another
was killed in Bonn two days ago and at
least one, a London-based editor of an
anti-Khadafy Arab newspaper, was
killed in Beirut two months ago.


Proxmi~re questions
federal Chrysler loan
WASHINGTON (UPI) - Sen. Paul Volcker, chairman of the Federal
William Proxmire, (D-Wis.), yesterday Reserve Board, and Elmer Staats, the
questioned the $1.5 billion federal loan comptroller general.
guarantee for the Chrysler Corp., ap- AT THE SAME time, GOP staff
proved last week, and said the Senate members of the Senate Budget Com-
Banking Committee will investigate mittee issued an updated analysis
whether the automaker has complied saying that, at best, Chrysler cannot
with congressional demands. begin making a profit until 1983 and
Proxmire, chairman of the commit- would not be able to repay the guaran-
tee, called hearings for Tuesday, May teed loans.
20, and summoned as witnesses the Meanwhile, Chrysler Corp. said
three men who approved the loan - yesterday it will permanently close its
Treasury Secretary G. William Miller, Missouri truck assembly plnt near St.
Louis at the end of the model year and
its Windsor, Ontario engine plant in
The moves, which will idle 2,560
workers, are a further step by Chrysler
Ire ( uW 1115tto scale down its unprofitable North
American operations.
Chrysler now has ordered the closing
of six plants within the space of a year.

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ERA rally
a mom's
day gift
responding to the claim of ERA op-
ponents that women will always be sub-
jected to the domination of men
because Eve was responsible for the
temptation of Adam, said the story of
the two does not demonstrate the
inevitable subordination of women to
second-class citizenship. Instead, he
said, the story is evidence of the
"closeness and interdependence of men
and women."
Ms. magazine editor Gloria Steinem
noted the recent decision by the San
Francisco Psychiatric Association not
to hold its 1981 meeting in Lousiana
because that state has not ratified
ERA. According to Steinem, the
psychiatric association declared ERA a
necessary precondition to mental
health and voted to contribute $25,000 to
"If this can happen in the land- of
Freud," Steinem said, "we can win in
the land of Lincoln."






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