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The Michigan Daily-WednegdayJuly 30; 1980-Page 11
THOUSANDS LINE STREETS TO BID LAST FAREWELL
Shah buried with full honors

From AP and UPI
CAIRO, Egypt-The deposed Shah of Iran,
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, was laid to rest with full
military honors yesterday after a state funeral shun-
ned by all world leaders except President Anwar
Sadat of Egypt and two former heads of state.
Former U.S. President Richard Nixon and ex-King
Constantine XII of Greece were the only prominent
foreign figures to attend. The United States, France,;
Britain, China, Israel, and Morocco sent diplomatic
representatives.
THE FORMER IRANIAN emperor, who in
January 1979 was driven out of the nation he ruled for
37 yers by Islamic revolutionaries, was buried in the
Al Rafaie Mosque in central Cairo in a traditionally

Moslem ceremony.
The shah succumbed to cancer Sunday, dying a bit-
ter and broken man, his dream of a new Persian em-
pire built on oil and arms swept asunder by the
Islamic revolution that still holds 52 American
- hostages in Iran.
Tens of thousands of Egyptians, some crying
"Allah Akhbar"-"God is great"-lined the mile-
long route of the funeral procession from the
presidential palace of Abdeen to the mosque, where
two former Egyptian kings are buried. The crowds
were restrained by police and soldiers standing
shoulder to shoulder on Citadel Street. There was no
violence.

SADAT-FLANKED BY former Crown Prince
Reza, Pahlavi's elder son, and by his own son
Gamal-led the procession of mourners behind the
ex-shah's closed, flag-draped casket.
Sadat and the 19-year-old Reza read the opening
chapter of the Moslem holy book, the Koran, before
the coffin, and then went outside to begin the
procession. Six sailors dressed in white hoisted the
coffin and carried it to the gun carriage.
Officials said Pahlavi's elder son, Reza, rested his
dead father's right cheek on a pillow of sand in accor-
dance with burial customs. The herb henna was
strewn on the earthen floor. The body was to be
removed from the casket later and the burial pit
-'A lr

Khomeini refuses to
assist in search for

new prime
By United Press International
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
refused yesterday to help choose a new
prime minister for Iran, deepening the
country's political chaos and delaying
still further a decision on the 52
American hostages now in their 269th
day of captivity, reports from Tehran
said.
Ford hi~t
by highest
losses in
" "
its history
DETROIT (UPI)-Ford Motor Co.
reported second quarter losses yester-
day of $468 million-the third U.S.
automaker to suffer an historic deficit
in the recession-torn period.
It was Ford's third consecutive quar-
terly loss in an American auto market
that has been sour for more than a year,
and was by far the largest for any
period in its 24-year history as a public
corporation.
Ford's deficit in the U.S. market for
the period was $735 million, but that
was partially offset by earnings of $267
million in its overseas operations.
EARLIER, GENERAL Motors Corp.
said it lost"$412 million in the April-June
quarter and American Motors Corp.
posted a deficit of $85 million-both all-
time records.
Some analysts are now predicting an
industry-wide deficit of more than $3
billion for the year.
In the second quarter last year, Ford
had profits of $512 million.
Ford Chairman Philip Caldwell said,
the poor performance "primarily.
reflected the weak level of industry
sales this year."
Like other automakers, Ford has cut
internal costs ruthlessly by laying off
employees, closing plants, trimming
dividends, and cutting back on spen-
ding plans. But it is still proceeding
with the largest capital investment plan
in its history to update its products.

minister
President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr,
forced Monday to withdraw his
nominee for prime minister, also
seemed likely to lose Foreign Minister
Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, who was reported
to have declared his usefulness in his
post ended after an angry mob demon-
strated against him.
KHOMEINI GAVE Parliament the
responsibility of deciding the future of
the hostages but infighting between the
moderate Bani-Sadr and the majority
Islamic revolutionaries over a prime
minister has persistently held up
debate.
Iranian sources in Paris who are in
contact with persons inside the Iranian
government said there was a secret
parliament meeting Monday at which
Bani-Sadr was told his choice for prime
minister would be rejected and Ghot-
bzadeh was denounced for frequent
junkets abroad.
Bani-Sadr withdrew the nomination
and it was agreed a special panel of
representatives of Khomeini, the
president, and parliament would work
out an agreement on the government.
But Khomeini sent word yesterday
morning he would not become involved.
fin isf
Thunderstc
Ann Arbor
(Continued from Page 3)
The storm struck near 5 p.m., a
time when many people would be
moving from offices and stores onto the
streets.
SPRENKEL MADE a personal in-
spection of the city before sounding the
sirens and said later there seemed to be
one outstanding characteristic of the
storm's damage: "It was not so much
new damage as itwas damage that had
not been cleared (from the July 16
storm)."
For example, he said, there were
many "hangers" - severed tree limbs
dangling precariously from trees -
which fell onto power lines, causing
power outages and blocking some
streets.
According to Dennis Kahlbaum,
weather observer for the University's
Atmospheric lab on North Canpus,
winds during the stori peaked at 74'
miles per hour; hailstones were as

FORMER PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON wipes his forehead while answer-
ing reporters' questions at a news conference in Cairo Monday. Nixon was
one of only a few dignitaries to attend the Shah's funeral.
)rm rips through
some lose power
large as two inches in diameter; the , According to an Ann Arbor Police
area received nearly three-quarters of Department spokesman, Fuller Road
an inch of rain in only five minutes; was closed due to a downed power line,
and, the temperature dropped from 82 as were two other streets.
to 57' in just a few minutes. Shift Sergeant Jan Suomala said
several streets, including sections of
Packard Road and State Street, were
closed due to flooding.
CHORAL GRANTS
WASHINGTON (AP)-The National
Endowment for the Arts recently an-
nounced 66 grants totaling $356,825 "to
encourage the development of choral
art in America."
It was the first round of grants from
the new endowment program.
Livingston J. Biddle Jr., endowment
chairman, said, "the choral field is
especially complex because it involves
such a wide variety of organizations
and activities. It is our hope that this EVERY,, H iO
new source of funds will not only serve 50 OFFCOVER
the needs of the field but also encourage GREATLY REDUCED PRICES ON
te ALL BEVERAGES c s.
.greatee unity within it, '. ,....'e , .

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