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Page 10 Saturday, August 9, 1980-The Michigan Daily
Iranians march
in Washington
for second day

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WASHINGTON (UPI) - Hundreds of
chanting Iranian students, with orders'
from home to take to the streets,
paraded through the heart of the
nation's capital for the second day in a
row yesterday under heavy police
guard.
Earlier, Tehran Radio had broadcast
orders to Iranians in the United States,
Canada and Western Europe to turn out
over the weekend and protest-last mon-
th's arrest of 192 Khomeini supporters
in Washington and the arrest of another
68 Iranians in London this week.
BUT IT WAS a vanguard of District
of Columbia police, on horse, foot and
scooter, that insulated the Washington
marchers yesterday from' American

counter-protesters.
The Iranians congregated in
sweltering heat in a park across Pen-
nsylvania Avenue from the White
House, then embarked on a four-hour
trek up town to the Islamic Temple and
then back down town to protest in front
of the State Department.
Yesterday's confrontation between
Iranians and Americans was less.
hostile than Thursday's when hundreds
of U.S. counter-protesters showered the
students with profanities, eggs,
tomatoes, and an occasional bottle.
POLICE SAID one Iranian was
slightly injured when he was kicked by
a policeman's horse.
"He's okay," a hospital spokesman
said.
The Washington march was only one
of several around the world yesterday
that came on the heels of a call by
Iranian leaders for widespread student
demonstrations in support of the
Ayatollah Khomeini.
Italian police arrested 25 Iranians
who marched to the steps of St. Peter's
Basilica in the Vatican and in the
Philippines, Manila police broke up a
similar demonstration by about 150
Iranians, arresting 13 of them.

ENERGY.
We can't
afford to
waste it.

DEMONSTRATORS IN TEHRAN alternate between condemnations of the
United States and Israel during "Jerusalem Day" demonstrations yester-
day. A cariacature of President Carter is held high by one protester.
GM did not reveal
auto defects-FTC
FrorAP and OJI'
WASHINGTON - General Motors smissions, used in about 4 million com-
Corp. built at least 4 million 1975-8 cars pact or mid-size Chevrolets, Old-
with major defects and then illegally smobiles, Pontiacs, Buicks and
withheld the information from buyers, Cadillacs since 1976. This transmission,
the Federal Trade Commission said described as lighter and less reliable
yesterday. than GM's THM-350 transmission,
The defects involving transmissions, usually can be identified by the work
camshaftsand diesel engine fuel pumps "Metric" appearing on the bottom
"could cost American consumers up to cover plate of the transmission, Westen
$50 million in unexpected repairs," said.
FTC staff member Tracy Westen said. * Premature camshaft-lifter wear, af-
IT WAS THE third action against a fecting about 4 million "305" and "350"
major automaker in recent months, cubic-inch displacement V-8 engines
and one FTC official said it marks an built from 1975 through 1980. They are
"important step" toward'a bill of rights found in Chevrolets, Oldsmobiles, Pon-
for the nations automobile buyers. tiacs and Buicks, the FTC staff said.
In Detroit, General Motors said in a " Rust and corrosion in the fuel-
statement, "We think the FTC com- injection system of "350" cubic-inch
plaint is unwarranted and we intend to- diesel Oldsmobile engines sold since
contest it vigorously." -1978. About 500,000 of these engines
FTC officials at a news conference' have been built, primarily for 1979 and
had difficulty saying what models are 1980 cars, the FTC staff said.
affected by the alleged defects. They Weston said if the charges -are upheld,
said this is because of difficulty in get- the FTC may require GM to notify car
ting information from GM and because owners of the problems and perhaps
of a court order prohibiting release of require the No. 1 autoraker to repair
some of the information, affected cars without charge or reim-
THE DEFECTS ALLEGED are: burse consumers for repairs already
" A high failure rate in THM-200 tran- made.

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