The Michigan Daily
Vol. XC, no. 56-S
-Friday, August 8, 1980
From UPI and AP
MERIDA, Mexico - Mighty
hurricane Allen, its highest winds in-
creased to an awesome 185 mph, swer-
ved away from the plush resort towns of
the Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula
yesterday and headed on a course that
could bring it to the mainland by the
Mount St. Helens erupted for the fifth
time yesterday, spewing a lightning-
streaked steam and ash cloud 44,000
feet skyward in a blast that lasted for
more than 1 hours. See story, Page 10.
Jittery coastal residents from Mexico
to Alabama began preparations.
AT LEAST 83 persons have died in
the storm, strongest on record in the
northwestern Caribbean and the second
strongest Atlantic hurricane of modern
Property damage in the Caribbean
was being counted in the millions and
parts of the Windward Islands and sec-
tions of Haiti were leveled.
Cuba escaped with a glancing blow
A pyramid such as this mount is one of the skills cheerleaders learn at sum-
mer camp. This year South Quad hosted hundreds of teenage cheerleaders
for four-day sessions at which they learned new cheers, new routines, and
how to smile. See story, Page 3.
when the center of the storm passed to
the south of it during the day.
HAITI RECORDED 50 deaths from
Allen, and the toll is expected to go still
higher when five isolated villages are
heard from; the Windward Islands
counted 17 dead; Jamaica 6, Cuba
three, and the Dominican Republic
In addition at least four persons were
killed in the crash of a helicopter that
had been removing oil workers from of-
fshore rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. Nine
others are missing.
"If the hurricane continues on this
track today, it will become a threat to
the western Gulf of Mexico on the
weekend," the National Hurricane Cen-
ter in Miami warned.
ALMOST 400 Red Cross workers were
placed on alert across the nation and at
least 100 were en route to the Texas
coast, spokeswoman Jo Anne Jones
said in Dallas.
"They are preparing to set up
shelters and get ready for mass
feeding," she said.
Galveston City Manager Steve Huf-
fman said he is prepared to issue an
evacuation advisory as early as today if
the hurricane continues to threaten the
AT SOUTH PADRE Island on the
lower Texas coast, Fire Marshal Fred
Jacobs said residents had begun boar-
ding windows on beach houses and
stocking up on supplies.
"We're going into a preliminary
stage of planning," Jacobs said. "We
don't evacuate until the warning is
issued. Right now it doesn't look overly
Meteorologist and veteran hurricane
watcher Walter Henry at Texas A&M
University, said coastalsresidents
should begin filling the gas tanks of
their cars and thinking of an escape
"I'THINK it's time for these people
along the coast not to hit the panic but-
ton, but it's sure time to be getting
ready," he said.
Henry said the storm probably would
hit land Saturday, and he said Corpus
Christi had the best chance of being the
"I think we- can eliminate anything
east of the Mississippi River," he said.
Pro, anti-Iranians clash
at D. C. demonstration
From UPI and AP
WASHINGTON - Iranian demonstrators, crying "Long
Live Khomeini," were surrounded by hundreds of jeering,
flag-waving Americans who yelled; "go home" and pelted
them with eggs and tomatoes in a park near the White House
At one point, the crowd sang the "Star Spangled Banner"
- at another, shouts went: "Nuke Iran."
ONE IRANIAN woman passed out in the sweltering heat,
and had to be removed by ambulance. At least two
Americans were arrested for throwing debris at the demon-
The rally and march was staged following the release from
jail earlier this week of 192 Iranians who had been arrested
during a violent July 27 protest march in Washington and
taken to two prisons in New York.
About 100 of the Iranians returned to the nation's capital
early Wednesday after being held virtually hostage by angry,
rock-throwing crowds in New York Tuesday night.
YESTERDAY's demonstration, with about 200 Iranians
taking part, began at a mid-town park.
Police had to drag away two American counter-protesters
who sat down in front of the marchers, who moved along a
mile-long route through the white-collar business district to
Lafayette Square across Pennsylvania Avenue from the
In Iran, firing squads put 13 Iranian soldiers to death at
dawn for participating in an attempt to overthrow the regime
of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Tehran Radio said.
THE IRANIAN parliament, at the same time, met to
discuss appointment of a prime minister and it was believed
that Cabinet minister Muhammad Ali Rajaie, was the
leading choice to fill the post, the radio reported in a broad-
cast monitored in Nicosia.
See EXECUTIONS, Page 11