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Page4-Tuesday, June 2,1981 -The Michigan Daily
Bangladesh
life. "returning
to normal"

From AP and UPI
DACCA, Bangladesh - Hundreds of
thousands of people poured into the
streets of Dacca yesterday to mourn
Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman,
killed in a coup attempt that gover-
nment troops crushed three days after
it began.
Indian news agencies said at least 50
people were killed in fighting for con-
trol of the nation's second-largest city,
140 miles southeast of here. Radio Dac-
ca said life was returning to normal
yesterday for Chittagong's one million
residents.
ARMY MAJ. GEN. Manzur Ahmed,
who led the coup attempt, fled but was
captured along with his family and six
other rebel officers about 40 miles
southeast of the city before they could
reach the Indian frontier, the gover-
nment said.
The capture of Ahmed was the last
act in the rebellion which began fizzling
out Sunday when rebel troops started
surrendering in the face of a gover-
nment ultimatum.
State-run Bangladesh Radio said
Chittagong was under the "complete
control" of loyalist troops and life in the
strategic port and oil refining center
was "completely normal."
TROOPS FOUND the body of the

president, also known as Zia, in a
shallow grave near Chittagong
Engineering College, about 24 miles
outside the city.'
His body was flown to Dacca to lie in
state, and hundreds of thousands of
people poured into the streets to mourn
the late president. Lines more than a
mile long snaked around parliament
house where Zia's body rested in a
flower-bedecked wooden coffin.
"I heartily liked him," said one
barefoot mourner, Rashid Mollah, who
said he had waited three hours to pay
his respects. "All the people heartily
liked him."
A STATE funeral, with full military
honors, will be held today, authorities
said and Zia will be buried in his home
village of Bogra in northern
Bangladeshg.
Zia and four of his aides were killed
before dawn Saturday by rebel troops
who stormed the Chittagong gover-
nment guest house where they were
staying.
It was earlier thought that Zia was
shot as he slept, but Indian intelligence
authorities said yesterday the president
and his aides put upa brief fight, firing
their weapons blindly into the darkness
before being gunned down by the
rebels.

In Brief
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Sub skipper fired for
sinking of Japanese ship
WASHINGTON-The Navy said yesterday it has permanently relieved the
veteran commander of the nuclear missile submarine that sank a Japanese
freighter two months ago.
"Punitive letters of reprimand" have also been issued to the skipper, Cm-
dr. Robert Woehl, and toa deck officer for failures.
The sinking of the freighter Nissho Maru on April 9 with the loss of two
crew members Iriggered strong public reaction in Japan and strained
relations between Washington and Tokyo.
In most cases, punitive letters of reprimand severely damage a naval of-
ficer's career and have been known to bar promotions.
Woehl, a veteran of nearly 20 years, received a reprimand because of "his
failure to take appropriate action to ascertain the status and safety of Nissho
Maru after the collision," the Navy said.
Deck officerLt. R. Hampton's letter stemmed from "his failure to conduct
a more thorough periscope search prior to the collision," according to the
Navy's statement.
Cause of hikers' deaths found
PEARLSBURG, Va.-The fatal stabbing of a young woman and the gun-
shot death of her companion on the Appalachian Trail have raised fears
among some who hike the 2,050-mile-long footpath, where homicides are
rare.
Rescue workers searching for the two, both experienced hikers, stumbled
upon their decomposing bodies over the weekend near shelter within 200
yards of the trail. They had last been sighted May 19.
Dr. David Oxley, deputy chief medical examiner for western Virginia,
said the autopsy of a woman tentatively identified as Susan Ramsey, 27, of
Ellsworth, Maine, showed she was beaten and died of multiple stab wounds.
Oxley said the hiker tentatively identified as Robert Mountford, 27, also of
Ellsworth, Maine, was killed by three gunshots to the head, although he
declined to say what caliber gun was used.
Oxley also declined to discuss whether the woman had been sexually at-
tacked.
An attempt had been made to cover some of the victims' belongings with
leaves and tree stumps, said Renate Lillefors, who identified the bodies for
police.
Remains of MIAs in Vietnam
may be brought home soon
WASHINGTON-Defense officials said yesterday they hoped
arrangements could be made soon to bring home the remains of three
American airmen shot down during the Vietnam War.
A U.S. delegation, which visited Hanoi last week, reported to Washington
from Bangkok that it had been told by Vietnamese officials that they had
found the remains.
Officials said no identifications of the remains would be made public until
they are examined at a Hawaii laboratory maintained by the U.S. Joint
Casualty Resolution Center.
Former Rep. Vinson dead,
served longest term in House
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.-Former Rep. Carl Vinson, who entered
Congress during Woodrow Wilson's administration and spent a record 50
years there boosting the nation's military might, died yesterday of apparent
heart failure at the age of 97.
The Democrat, once one of Washington's most powerful political figures,
held sway for decades as chairman of the House Naval Affairs Committee
and the Armed Services committee.
Justice Dept. to investigate
spying charge against officer
WASHINGTON-The Justice Department opened an espionage in-
vestigation yesterday into the condut of an Air Force missile officer ac-
cused of making three unauthorized visits to the Soviet embassy, depar-
tment spokesmen said.
Department spokesman John Russell said the probe into the activities of
2nd Lt. Christopher Cooke was begun after the Air Force formally referred
his case to the Justice Department.
The Air Force cannot bring charges of espionage, which is a criminal
violation and carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. The Air For-
ce could bring charges of unauthorized disclosure of secret information, but
has not done so.
Conviction on each count by a court-martial could bring a maximum sen-
tence of two years in prison, forfeiture of pay and dismissal from the service.

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Ma Bell wants nickel
hike for pay phones

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DETROIT (UPI) - Pay booth calls
would go up a nickel - from 20 to 25
cents - under a $114 million rate in-
crease application filed yesterday by
Michigan Bell Telephone Co. with the
Public Service Commission.
If approved, the 7.56 percent increase
would take effect in October and would
be applied on an across-the-board basis
to nearly all company services. The
PSC approved a $110 million rate in-
crease for Michigan Bell last October.
INCREASES IN oneiparty flat rate
residence service, which includes one
basic telephone, would range from 78
cents a month in Detroit to 59 cents a
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month in the smallest outstate ex-
changes.
Vice President Frank Zimmerman
said the 20-cent pay phone toll "falls far
short" of covering the cost of handling
the pay boothealls.
Michigan's pay phone rate went from
10 to 20 cents in 1976. Four other states
- Florida, Idaho, Kentucky and Texas
- charge 25 cents.
MICHIGAN BELL'S newest rate'
request falls under the PSC's so-called
"Consumer Price Index Rate Adjust-
ment Plan," which allows annual price
adjustments keyed to - but less than -
the inflation rate.
The plan's formula provides for this
year's adjustment to be based on the
1980 CPI, when the inflation rate was
12.4 percent. Under the formula,
Michigan Bell will be held to the 7.56
percent increase it requested.
IF RATES were tied solely to the full
inflation rate, Zimmerman said,
Michigan Bell, would ask for $187
million.
Zimmerman said the Consumer
Price Index plan provides a "powerful
incentive" for Michigan Bell to control
its costs and improve its operating ef-
ficiency.
Under the plan's formula, four per-
centage points are subtracted from the
Consumer Price Index as a "produc-
tivity offset" - cost reductions the PSC
expects Michigan Bell to achieve
through increased efficiency, he said.

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