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Page 4-Thursday, August 13, 1981-The Michigan Daily
Most French citizens
return from Iran


PARIS (AP)-Fifty French
nationals, led by the former French
ambassador to Iran, arrived home
from Tehran yesterday after six days of
strain over France's refusal to ex-
tradite the former Iranian president.
The group, the second planeload of
French evacuees from Iran this week,
emerged from the Iran Air jet looking
"THE DELAY in our departure gave
us extra time to get our affairs in or,
der," said a 35-year-old French univer-
sity teacher who did not want his name;
used. _
Tehran Radio said 74 French,. in-
cluding Ambassador Guy Georgy, had
left Tehran on the noon flight but sour-
ces at the French Foreign Ministry
here said some nationals had volun-
tarily stayed behind and others were
held up because of visa problems or
other difficulties..
The Iranian authorities last Thursday
prevented the French from leaving,

citing the need to investigate whether
any of them had outstanding debts. On
Monday, a group of 57 was allowed to
fly home.
Foreign Ministry sources said one
businessman was kept in Tehran
yesterday for further financial in-
vestigations. Nine Franco-Iranian.
families, in which one spouse is
Iranian, apparently had not yet
received exit visas, and six people who
signed up to leave reportedly decided to
stay, the sources said.
In addition, four French, including
embassy First Secretary Jean-Pierre
Ginhut, remained behind to handle the
downgraded French-Iranian relations.
French President Francois Mit-
terrand ordered most of the embassy
staff to return home last week and ad-
vised the rest of the 144-member Fren-
ch-community to do likewise after Iran
demanded the extradition of former
President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr.

Pierce gearing up for
'82 gubernatorial race

(Continued from Page 3),
Pierce's chairmanship of the Health
and Social Services Committee also
reflects his health care orientation.
Concurrently, he serves as vice-
chairman of the Education Committee,
and of the Administration and Rules
Committee, and he is a member of the
Judiciary Committee.
The Detroit News awarded Pierce the
distinction of Outstanding Freshman
Senator in January 1980, an honor the
51-year-old candidate will undoubtedly
cite often as his campaign proceeds.
"WHEN PEOPLE like Tisch (last
November's property tax slash spon-
sor) can get 43 percent of the vote, there
is something really wrong in the body
politic," Pierce said in explaining his
primary goal of "restoring trust in the

public process." But if this is true, the
senator is asked, how could any single
candidate be capable of reversing the
"Some of us will be perceived as
having the wherewithal to actually do
it," he responded. '
Aside from this objective, Pierce said
he is determined to "bring about con-
ditions that will restore the economy in
Michigan." In doing this, he plans to
"bring the functions and funding of
government down to the lowest level
possible," and to reconcile big business
and organized labor.
"Either we'll find jobs for people, or
they'll have to leave the state," he said.
"We're proud of the state, but we have
to have the jobs."

In Brief
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Lethal nerve gas shuttled
over Rocky Mountains
DUGWAY PROVING GROUND, Utah- Two Air Force C-141 Starlifters
shuttled 128 Weteye nerve gas bombs over the Rocky Mountains yesterday in
the first phase of the transfer of 888 lethal bombs from a Denver arsenal to
the western Utah desert.
Described by Rocky Mountain Arsenal spokesman Art Whitney as "the.
largest'airlift of chemical weapons in the history of the Army," the con-
troversial transfer is scheduled to be completed in three weeks.
The bombs will be stored permanently in hundreds of igloo-like bunkers at
Tooele Army Depot, 35 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. The depot already
houses 122 million pounds of debilitating or lethal chemicals, one of the free
world's largest caches.
The Weteye bombs contain no explosives, but each holds 346 pounds of GB
nerve agent, a colorless, odorless liquid that kills by blocking nerve paths in
the body. A drop on the skin, evena whiff of it, can cause death.
Solidarity union urges Polish
workers to stop strikes
WARSAW, Poland- Solidarity union leaders urged Poles yesterday to
stop strikes and food protests, and help rebuild the economy by giving up
some of the free Saturdays they won through strikes barely six months ago.
In their bid to ease tensions over the food crisis, union leders meeting in
the Baltic port city of Gdansk also called for a halt to the planned "star mar-
ches" aimed at winning freedom for "political prisoners." But they pledged
to pursue the issue of prisoners' rights later.
Communist Party leader Stanislaw Kania, addressing an emergency
session of the party's Central Committee on Tuesday, demanded an end to
the strikes'and protests saying they could cause "national tragedy."
"The union found itself at a major crossroad," Solidarity leader Lech
Walesa said. "For the first time, it is facing the question whether it should
act as a union or give priority to civic duties in the present economic
Egypt wants more U.S. arms
WASHINGTON- Egyptian leaders have asked U.S. officials to consider
providing Egypt an additional 100 to 150 advanced F-16 jet fighters and a
variety of .modern military hardware in an expanded and accelerated
buildup of Egyptian military forces, administration sources said yesterday.
So far, these sources stressed, the United States has made no new com-
mitments, although U.S. officials listened with sympathy to the proposals.
The sources, asking to remain anonymous, said important questions such
as priorities in pacing an Egyptian military buildup and the financing of ad-
ditional sales are yet to be resolved.
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and senior Egyptian defense officials
are reported to have urged a speedier and bigger U.S.-supplied Egyptian
military modernization during Sadat's recent visit here.
GM merges with Suzuki
for marketing of tiny cars
DETROIT- General Motors Corp. staked a claim on the exploding
market for tiny commuter cars yesterday by forging a partnership with the
Japanese automaker Suzuki, a minicar specialist.
GM said the two companies will work out supply and distribution
arrangements, possibly involving cars or trucks as well as vehicle com-
The world's No. 1 automaker will gain access to vehicles smaller than any
it currently sells, but there was no word on when they would be obtained or
where sold.
State prison guards 'poorly
trained' and 'ill-equipped'
LANSING- Training for state prison guards is so minimal that most new
officiers are ill-equipped to perform their jobs, the head of the Michigan
Corrections Organization told a legislative task force yesterday.
Gerald Fryt, fired from his job at Southern Michigan Prison at Jackson af-
ter the May prison riots, also told the poorly attended meeting of a
legislative committee studying penitentiary problems that troubles continue
at the institutions.
He said he concurred with the recent report of a gubernatorial prison task
force that many guards were poorly trained to deal with inmates and correc-
tions procedures, but added the 160 hours of classroom instruction and two
weeks of on-the-job training are insufficient.


Council to begin examining
energy plan for Ann Arbor
(Continued from Page 3)
April ballot to fund the reactivation of " An energy resource center located
the Argo,Barton, Geddes, and Superior in the public library-"a place where
dams on the Huron River, according to the citizen can become informed on
Belcher. Clark said the electricity energy problems, like how to insulate,'
generated might be used for the city's Clark said.
water pumping stations. "It makes " The use of solar heating at Fuller
sense" touse the dams, he said. Pool, which, Clark said, will "extend
Belcher said the cost to reactivate the the swimming season by one month."
dams would be between five and six Weatherization and energy conser
million dollars. "But two (of the dams) vation plans are among the most im
will more than pay for themselves" in portant elements in the energy plan,
five years, Belcher said. "It's a cheap, Clark said, because homes and
clean source of energy." buildings "encompass the greatest
Other highlights of the energy plan single energy use in the city," Clark
include: said.
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