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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, May 22, 1984 -Page 3
Tensions rise in Persian Gulf

From AP and UPI
Saudi Arabia warned Iran yesterday the allied
Persian Gulf states would defend their oil tankers if
attacked but said the United States should avoid
military intervention because it could provoke a
superpower confrontation.
"If we see an Iranian plane approaching our
territory, or trying to attack one of the tankers
loading from our port, or leaving our port, we will
defend them," Saudi oil minister Ahmed Zaki
Yamani told questioners after an address at Brussels
University in Belgium.
"FORTUNATELY WE do have a good air defen-
se," he added.
Yamani said he did not think it advisable for the

United States to intervene militarily in the escalating "indifference" toward the war in the Gulf, source of
conflict because it might provoke a confrontation 20 percent of the West's oil supplies.
with the Soviet Union. "Arab states are looking with astonishment to the
"I think what we need from the United States is to indifference of the United States toward the Iran-Iraq
stop its allies from supplying Iran with too many war," Sheikh Ali told an Arab-American trade
weapons," he said. Yamani said the "very active" symposium in Kuwait.
suppliers of Iran included Taiwan and Israel. In Washington, a U.S. official who insisted on
'"WE DON'T want to be directly involved in that anonymity said Reagan had sent a letter to King
war," Yamani said. "We will continue to seek a just Fahd of Saudi Arabia seeking access to Saudi
and peaceful solution. airfields for American warplanes if a decision is
"But if anything happens against us, or the other made to protect Persian Gulf shipping. The official
members of the Gulf Council of Cooperation, we will said the letter was being delivered by Assistant
definitely defend ourselves," he said. Secretary of State Richard Murphy, who flew to
Kuwaiti Oil Minister Sheikh Ali Khalifa Al Sabah Riyadh last weekend and was expected to return to
criticized the United States for what he called its Washington today.
S'U' seeks state funds
for new chem. facilities

The University has sent a proposal to
the State asking for $30 million to help
renovate the existing chemistry
building and construct an additional
building to house new laboratories and
"We're in the process of reviewing
the program statement submitted by
the University," said Bob Enriss, a
budget analyst for higher education
within the state Office of Management
and Budget.
THE $60 million chemistry building
and renovation project is part of the
University's Campaign for Michigan, a
$160 million University-wide fund
raising campaign. The University is
raising half of the cost of the chemistry
project while the State is being asked to
pay for the other half.
The lower levels of the new chemistry
building will house freshman and
sophomore teaching labs. The upper
four floors will house two major'lecture
halls, classrooms, and research labs for
graudate students and faculty. The
estimated cost for the building is $40

After the new building is built, a
renovation of the existing building will
take place. The existing building is
more than 75-years-old.
ACCORDING TO Arthur Ashe, dean
of the chemistry department, many of
the current labs are inadequately
equipped, underventilated, and
The labs were not designed for the
amount of people that are taking
classes, said Ashe. The enrollment in
the chemistry department has nearly
doubled since 1948, but the building
hasn't doubled in size.
"We could do a much better job if we
had better facilities," said Ashe. "The
students deserve better facilities."
The review process by the state is ex-
pected to take the entire summer. Once
the state approves the funding the
University will have an easier time ob-
taining funds from private doners.
People are more willing to donate
when they know the state is supporting
the project, said Keith Molin, assistant
to the vice-president and director of
capital projects.

Siam in g Associated Press
A Detroit police officer clears the way in the arena of Detroit's Hart Plaza
yesterday as the Olympic torch is brought to the Motor City on its way to Los

City awaits
i word from
sister town
in Russia
From The Associated Press
Walter Mondale, staying on the at-
tack yesterday, again questioned Gary
Hart's commitment to cleaning up the
environment and challenged his rivals
for the Democratic presidential
nomination to debate him this weekend
in New Jersey.
There was no immediate word from
Hart, but Rev. Jesse Jackson agreed to
the debate.
HART WAS in California, accusing
President Reagan of a "women and
children last" philosophy, and Jackson

A group of Ann Arbor residents is waiting to find out whether
the city will have a new sister - the Soviet village of
The sister city project is designed to improve U.S.-Soviet
relations. "The whole idea is just to try to break down the
fear and get people talking and feeling better about each
other," said project chairperson Judy Vander. "Ultimately,
it's to create a better climate between the two countries."
THE ANN-ARBOR Baranovichi Pairing Project is part of
the nationwide Ground Zero Pairing Project, based in
Portland, Oregon, which has matched over 1,300 American
cities with Soviet ones. Baranovichi, located in the Republic
of Byelorussia, was chosen for Ann Arbor because it has a

similar size and economic base and is close to Minski, a major
city comparable to Detroit.
The major differences between the two cities, according to
project participant Tom Beauvais, is that Baranovichi is
known for its swampland and pinetrees. Beauvais is one of
several speakers scheduled for a meeting tomorrow night at
Haisley school were organizers hope to educate city residents
about Baranovichi.
In early February, a group of about 60 city residents sent a
package to Baranovichi containing a flag, city maps, a book
on Ann Arbor and a "M GoBlue" scarf. Vander recently
received a postal receipt saying that the town's "mayor" had
received the package, but there has been no word on whether
See CITY, Page 11

attacks Hart record on environment

was in West Virginia, asking coal
miners to join his "rainbow coalition."
Picking up where he left off last week
- before a leisurely weekend in
Washington - Mondale portrayed Hart
as weak on environmental issues and
questioned his commitment to nuclear
arms control.
"The debate will give Gary Hart a
chance to explain why he played hookey
from the 'superfund' fight to clean up
toxic wastes, and will provide him a
chance to show that he truly supports a
nuclear freeze by pulling his name off a

build-down proposal," Mondale said.
HART, JACKSON and Mondale have
debated every few weeks, but no con-
frontation is planned until June 3 in
California - two days before the
climactic round of primaries in five
states - unless the Sunday debate in
New Jersey jells.
Mondale is counting on strong
showing that day - particularly in
populous California and New Jersey -
to put him within striking distance of
wrapping up the nomination before the
July convention.

He scored well in earlier debates
before pivotal primaries in Illinois,
New York and Pennsylvania and said
New Jersey "deserves its turn" to hear
the candidates.
JACKSON SPENT Sunday night at
the home of a Logan, W. Va., former
coal miner who remembers the can-
didate from a decade ago when he
helped collect food for the poor.
"He was my voice when I had no
voice, and he cared," said 47-year-old
Karnell Bryant.
See MONDALE, Page 7

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