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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, July 23, 1985 -Page 3
Council rejects sending
annual anti-nuclear letter

The perennial controversy of
whether the city should take a stance
on global issues flared again last night
in Ann Arbor City Council, but the
sponsor of the resolution decided to
drop the issue before it came to a vote.
Mayor Ed Pierce wanted to com-
memorate the 40th anniversary of the
bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
by sending an annual letter to the
President of the United States, the
leader of the Soviet Union, and
mayors of the two cities.
THE LETTER would have said that
Arbor remembers the tragedy of the
nuclear bombings, and that world
leaders should do everything they can
to prevent nuclear war.
The letter would have said, in part,
"There must be no more Hiroshima,
the arms race must be ended."
But several councilmembers objec-
ted to the idea, saying the council

'It hardly seems the business of the Ann
Arbor City Council to be sending this let-
ter each year and be involved in national
and international politics.'
-Councilmember Jerry Jernigan
(R-Fourth Ward)
should not concern itself with foreign Councilmember Lowell Peterson
affairs. "It hardly seems the business (D-First Ward), who supported the
of the Ann Arbor City Council to be proposal to send the letter to the
sending this letter each year and be President and foreign dignitaries,
involved in national and international said, "I'm surprised there isn't more
politics," said Councilmember Jerry controversy about the issue on the
Jernigan (R-Fourth Ward). floor."
The council eventually decided to Peterson said that it is "crucial that
compromise by sending an abridged everything possible should be done to
version of the letter to a Japanese end nuclear war," but several
peace group visiting Ann Arbor later Republicans suggested that sending
this month to welcome the group to the letter would merely be a token act
the city. of support.

Shaul Ben Shoshan bids farewell to hi
district court yesterday before return
1 teen members of the Jewish underg
their trial ended yesterday.
Jewih ter
receive Sei
members of a Jewish terror un-
derground were sentenced to life in
prison yesterday for murder but 12
others received light terms of four
months to seven years for waging at-
tacks on Arabs in Israeli-occupied
The three life sentences were man-
datory, but 11 of the other 12 defen-
dants could have received 20-year
sentences for convictions on charges
of activity in a terrorist organization,
manslaughter or causing grievous
bodily harm.
THE SENTENCES were returned
by a three-judge panel 11 days after
the 15 were convicted to end the
longest and most controversial trial in
Israel's history.
Supporters of the defendants who
packed the East Jerusalem cour-
troom whooped with joy at the light
Almost all the defendants -
wearing yarmulkes, sport shirts and
jeans - smiled and hugged their
wives and lawyers when the sentences
were announced.
THE 15 were convicted of crimes,
including bombings, during a four-
year terror campaign against Arabs.
They claimed their acts were
necessary because the Israeli army
could not maintain security in their
settlements on the West Bank, which
Israel occupied during the 1967 Arab-
Israeli war.
Sentenced to life were Menachem
Livni, 38, ringleader of the so-called
Jewish underground; Uzi Sharabaf,
23, and Shaul Nir, 31. They were con-

Associated Press Reagan prepares to meet-Li
s son Shalom outside the Jerusalem
ling to prison. Ben Shaul is one of fif- WASHINGTON (UPI) - President Reagan yesterday would abide by U.S. law and not supply other countries
round who heard their verdicts as prepared a scaled back ceremonial welcome for Chinese with nuclear explosives.
President Li Xiannian amid strong indications the United The United States has been concerned that China would
States and China are nearing agreement on a nuclear supply Pakistan with the equipment and technical know
a o rist Scooperation pact.ugry heoffuildacilahedibotmno we
Reagan, who is recuperating from cancer surge ho Theofil a lahem not know when the agreement
planned an abbreviated red-carpet greeting at the White would be announced.
House today for Li, the first Chinese chief of state to visit The president, 74, reportedly wants to propose the
iten e e s Washington. agreement to Congress this week as evidence that U.S.-
REAGAN, inundated with thousands of get-well wishes Chinese retations are growingstronger.
victed of a July 1983 grenade and after his bout with cancer, met with top aides yesterday But the official stressed that Reagan and Li are more
mche-gf ulattack gainste the and kept to a curtailed schedule to guarantee a full likely to discuss their approach to the Soviet Union, efforts
machine-gun attack against the recovery from surgery. of China to modernize its industry and the continuing dif-
Islamic College in Hebron. Three rcvr rmsrey ferences over Taiwan.
Arab students were killed and 33 Despite curbs on his activities at his wife's insistence so
others werewounded. he will have ample time to convalesce, White House BECAUSE OF Reagan's convalescence, the two leaders
The three defendants appeared un- spokesman Larry Speakes said Reagan "looks good, says will meet briefly in the Blue Room instead of the
bowed by their stiff punishments after he feels good and is on course in his recovery." traditional, longer meeting in the Oval Office.
the sentences were read. Nir said his Both leaders will remain seated during the arrival In the evening, the president will hosta state dinner for
life sentence was "expected." ceremony and while they deliver their remarks. Li and his wife, Lin Jiamei, but Nancy Reagan is expected
A SENIOR U.S. official said yesterday that the National to relieve him of some duties, including standing in a
"THE ARABS are killing us and we Security Council is reviewing the pact under which receiving line.
continue to go as sheep to the American firms could bid to provide peaceful nuclear Although Li, 76, is a ceremonial head of state, the of-
slaughter," Nir said as he was hustled power equipment - including radioactive materials - to ficial noted he is one of the key policy makers in the
by police into a waiting van. "We Chins, and Reagan is expected to approve it. Chinese hierarchy.
knew what we did was forbidden, but The accord has been under consideration for a year and "His contribution to the (Communist) party is almost
we had no choice." was given further impetus when Reagan visited China in legendary," the official said, adding that Li has been in
"aMay, 1984. An obstacle, which apparently has been over- the party for 50 years and is viewed politically as a cen-
pSometimes when a person has to come, was the need to convince U.S. officials that China trist.
protect himself, he has to violate the
law, as in a state of war. It's a war -
constant war between us and the
Arabs," saidLivni'swife, Tzipi. A rt air. Not just a bonus for artists
Supporters renewed demands the
defendants be granted clemency or (conunued from Pageo)
pardons. Geula Cohen, an Israeli the Bargain Days. Now they call it an a little more activity and fun on the "We make big bucks. We do about
Tehapar t saidero the rsgnt-ene art fair," said Bud Van De Wege, streets." five times our normal business.
Tshoydbalyadtnced bypardons orowner of Moe's Sport Shops. MANY LOCAL merchants order (Buying the pop) is a big investment,
"should be balanced by pardons for BARGAINS WILL abound on the special merchandise and over stock but is pays off" in the end, Schauman
the defendants." streets of Ann Arbor, as local mer- their inventory to accommodate all said.
In New York Seth Eisenberg, chants mark down their spring and the people visiting for the art fair. While art booths line the streets of
national director of Herut Zionists of summer inventory while previewing Bivouac is selling pink and green, Ann Arbor, local merchants will be
America, said the group sent a letter their fall merchandise to a crowd of paint-splattered t-shirts with an Ann lining the sidewalks of Ann Arbor with
to Israeli President Chaim Herzog eager buyers. Arbor Art Fair print on it designed by their own tables and booths.
pleading for pardons. Tice's Men's Shop owner Jim a local citizen. In front of Middle Earth, shoppers
"These men and women represent Calhoun works side by side with his State Discount manager Linda can expect to see a table featuring
our people's most devoted pioneers wife Bonnie preparing sale signs and Schauman took into account the pieces of brass, sterling silver, and
and patriots..." the letter said. "They putting out tables in front of the store stifling 90-degree weather that often copper jewelry said manager Theresa
have been convicted of acting to to hold merchandise. accompanies the art fair, and has Geisler.
protect their lives, the lives of their Mrs. Calhoun said they try to use stocked the store from front to back Outside Schoolkids Records, fans of
children, the sanctity of their com- the art fair to help "clean house" of with 15,000 cans of sodapop. singer Frank Zappa can see Cal
munities.. . their summer merchandise. She also Although the art fair may be a hec- Schenkel, graphic designer of all of
"Mr. President, our people must gothisumrmrhnieShalo Atogtharfarmybahe- chkerpicdinrofllf
free," it said. "We urge you to pardon said that with all the students gone tic time for State Discount workers, in Zappa's record jackets, along with his
them atonce." during the summer, the art fair "puts the end, it shows a reward. work set up on tables.


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