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Sadat assassination accounts vary
By STEVEN K. HINDY
Associated Press Writer
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) Egypt assured
foreign dignitaries yesterday they will be
adequately protected dtiring President Anwar
Sadat's state funeral. Officials also said
"some" policemen and one Moslem extremist
were killed during clashes in the southern city
"They will be protected," Egypt's
undersecretary for foreign affairs, Ossama
el-Baz, said of the world leaders who are due
here for the Saturday services. "The fact an
incident (Tuesday's assassination) took place
does not mean the country is unsafe."
The original funeral plans and route have
been simplified to facilitate security.
El-Baz also told a news conference that "we
understand the reason why President Reagan
is not coming." The White House said Reagan
would not attend the funeral because of
He also said police repulsed an effort by "a
few young men" to storm two police stations
Tonight's vigil to protect
Lion shrine from Boston
By DIANE L. ROWELL
Daily Collegian Staff Writer
So, the Boston College Eagles want our lion? Our lion
who sits so majestically on his shrine day after day, year
after year. Our lion who poses so patiently while parents
proudly take pictures of him with their children. Our lion
who gets rained on, snowed on and lets little kids climb all
The Nittany Lion shrine, one of Penn State's most
honored possessions, will be in serious danger this
weekend. If by chance you see some people clad in
maroon and gold and carrying paintbrushes, watch out
because they are probably from Boston College. They
want our lion and they mean business.
The chance of having a maroon-and-gold-painted lion is
entirely possible if everyone does not corrie out full
force and protect the lion tonight at the all-night vigil
starting at midnight, said Sue Sullivan, Homecoming
public relations chairwoman.
The threats against the lion began this week in the form
of personal ads placed in The Daily Collegian, Sullivan
The ads read:
• "Yo Penn Staters. We want the Lion. Boston College
• "The Eagles will prey and the Lions should pray on
Homecoming Day. Boston College Eagles."
The threats against the lion have occurred around
Homecoming for many years now and in the past some
schools have been successful in painting him with their
colors, Sullivan said.
• 'Yo Penn Staters, We
want the Lion. Boston College
• 'The Eagles will prey and
the Lions should pray on
Homecoming Day. Boston
—ads placed by Boston College
in The Daily Collegian
0 Because of the Hdmecoming
parade downtown this afternoon,
the Centre Area Transportation Au
thority will be changing some of its
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• A University service for the late
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat
was held last night Page 7
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Partly sunny and cool today with
high temperatures near 58 degrees.
For the homecoming parade, skies
will be mostly clear and will remain
clear throughout the night with low
temperatures around 37 degrees.
Increasing cloudiness with showers
developing during the football
game. High temperatures will be
around 55 degrees. Mostly cloudy
with showers tomorrow night. Low
temperatures will be near 45 de
grees. Variable cloudiness for Sun
day with high temperatures around
50 degrees. •
in Assyut, a city 290 miles south of Cairo on
the Nile River and known for its Islamic
The official Middle East News Agency said
one Moslem was killed and "some" police
were killed and wounded in the attack.
Security sources in Cairo said at least two
officers and 10 other people were killed in "
MENA said three of the Moslems were
captured and others were being sought by
' Security sources had earlier said anti-riot
police fired on Moslems who gathered after
dawn prayers in violation of a ban on
meetings imposed during the one-year state of
emergency decreed after Sadat's
Fundamentalists have frequently clashed
with police and with members of Egypt's
minority Coptic Christian community in
Assyut over the last two years. Egyptian
officials have linked Islamic fundamentalists
to the assassination of Sadat, who ordered
Reaganomics benefit rich, Commoner sa s
By JOHN SCHLANDER
Daily Collegian Staff Writer
President Reagan has done virtually
the opposite of what needs to be done to
get the nation back on its feet
economically and socially, Citizens
Party founder Barry Commoner said
In a speech in the HUB, Commoner,
Citizens Party presidential candidate
in 1980, said he is taking his case to the
grass roots level to fight back.
Commoner said the Citizens Party
supports, among other things, cuts in
military spending, immediate change
over to solar and solar-derived power
and the break-up of corporate power.
'What Reagan has done is to emblazon as a
principle the notion that the only way to run the
economy is to let the big corporations decide.'
—Barry Commoner, Citizens Party founder
"This country is in a deep and
growing set of problems. This is a
country that made a very big mistake,
and that mistake was to elect Ronald
Reagan last November.
"People are beginning to feel the
pain of what Reagan is doing. How are
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"We (the Citizens Party) oppose this
Since corporations have been
supporting conservative leaders,
funding for the Citizens Party is
difficult, he said.
"Money elects people. This problem
several Moslem and Coptic leaders arrested
last month to quell sectarian violence.
A presidential spokesman said the funeral
route has been changed and services will be
confined to Nasr Stadium and the adjacent
parade grounds where Sadat was killed. The
stadium and parade area are in Nasr City, a
northeastern suburb about three miles from
the center of Cairo.
The change of plans was intended to make
protection of dignitaries easier. They include
Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig Jr.,
former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald R.
Ford and Richard M. Nixon, Israeli Prime
Minister Menachem Begin, French President
Francois Mitterrand and Britain's Prince
The spokesman said prayer services for
Sadat will be in a mosque on the grounds of
Maadi military hospital in southern Cairo
where Sadat died. Surrounded by concrete
walls and iron fences, the hospital grounds
are heavily guarded and anti-riot police are
posted at the gate.
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we going to survive Reagan?"
Commoner likened the economic
situation to an inverted pyramid, with
the rich at the top getting richer and
the poor at the bottom bearing the
brunt of social program cutbacks at
Large corporations make up the
richest entity in the nation, he said.
"What Reagan has done is to
emblazon as a principle the notion that
the only way to run the economy is to
let the big corporations decide.
"Reagan says let the corporations
decide and the corporations decide not
in the public's interest, but they will
maximize their profits.
has been a constant battle for us.
"What we have to do is rely on the
fact that we're making sense."
Another problem in the Reagan
administration's economic plan, he
said, is that it is not possible to
increase military spending and
decrease the inflation rate at the same
"Every dollar you put into the
military prevents us from investing in
economic development. That. is one of
the driving forces of inflation."
He said he also disagrees
ideologically with increasing the
military budget, and he said he
disagrees with selling military
equipment to other countries.
"We (the United States) are arming
two enemies simultaneously (Israel
and Saudi Arabia). It's an idiotic
"The Citizens Party is in favor of
completely stopping the sale of arms."
Concerning social programs,
Commoner said Reagan is using
politically subversive methods to
"He's saying he has a mandate to
cut. But he's cutting the means of
social support. I tell you he doesn't
have that mandate.
"How can we say that Reagan was
elected to cut school lunches?" •
Commoner, a noted
From the hospital the coffin will be flown by
helicopter to Nasr Stadium, then placed on a
horse-drawn caisson at 11 a.m. 5 a.m. EDT.
The funeral procession is to proceed about a
half-mile to the parade grounds, the
spokesman said. There are no high buildings
or residential houses in the open, area.
At the parade grounds, Sadat is to be buried
temporarily in the tomb of the unknown
soldier. Originally, the funeral was to be held
at the Raba'a el-Adaweya mosque in Nasr
City's main square, about 1 1 / 2 miles from the
parade grounds. But this was changed
because the mosque area is heavily
Sadat's final resting place, a mausoleum
and mosque, is now being built on the site of
the reviewing stand where the president was
watching a military parade when the
assassins broke ranks in the parade and
charged Sadat, throwing grenades and firing
The tomb of the unknown soldier, a
pyramidal structure, is about 100 yards
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environmentalist and author, said
environmental programs are taking a
hard slap from the Reagan
"With Reagan believing that trees
cause pollution, there's not much point
in regulating the exhaust from cars,"
To reverse Reagan's policies, the
Friday Oct. 9, 1981
Vol. 82, No. 56 52 pages University Park, Pa. 16802
Published by students of The Pennsylvania, State University
By DINA DEFABO
Daily Collegian Staff Writer
Solutions to the problems of crowd control at football
games and the 3 p.m. dormitory closing on the last day of
the term were discussed at the Undergraduate Student
Government Executive Council meeting last night.
Triebold, University manager of safety division
and director of the emergency squad at football games,
told the council that the situation of throwing objects at ,
football games has gone past the point of being fun and its
getting "really out of hand."
Five fans seated in the South stands were treated for
injuries received from thrown objects such as flaming
marshmallows and bottles at the Temple game, he said.
One student, who suffered a cornea abrasion after being
struck by a cookie, was transported to Centre Community
Hospital for further treatment, he said.
Another student received a possible fracture after being
hit with an unknown object and one student had to have his
hair cut after a flaming marshmallow melted into his
About 7,500 copies of a letter asking students to help
solve the problems at the stadium were distributed to
students in the dorms and fraternities today, Triebold
"We are deeply disturbed by this and feel, as indicated
in the letter, the best solution is peer pressure for
students to stand up and say 'hey, stop that,' " he said.
However, several council members said ushers,
students and officials who ask fans to stop throwing
objects will become targets for the flying marshmallows,
cans and pretzels themselves.
Dave Dixon, Interfraternity Council president, said
students who speak up and ask the bombardment to stop,
may risk their lives.
"The first person to stand up and say `hey, knock it off,'
it going to get killed," he said. "They'll probably become
a target if they speak up."
Triebold said it could be more effective and safer if a
group of students sit together and try to stop the chaos as a
Nittany Lion Roy Scott suggested that students who
throw objects be removed from the stadium by officials or
penalized in some other way.
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directly in front of the reviewing stand, just
across the roadway. "When the mausoleum is
completed, the remains will be moved," the
Cairo newspapers said Sadat's wife, Jihan ,
was being treated with tranqUilizers. Her son
Gamal joined her and her three daughters at
their heavily guarded residence on the Nile
River in central Cairo. Gamal had been
visiting the United States.
Parliament has approved a draft law that
would give residences in Cairo and
Alexandria to Mrs. Sadat and her children
during their lifetimes. They will become
museums after that. Parliament also granted
Mrs. Sadat a pension, but the amount was not
Egyptian officials, including the new
leader, Vice President Hosni Mubarak, have
said the attack on Sadat was mounted by four
assailants led by a Moslem fanatic. Sadat
rounded up more than 1,500 foes last month on
suspicion of fomenting Moslem-Christian
USG Exec Council seeks
solutions to misbehavior
battle must he initially fought on the
grass roots level, he said.
The Citizens Party is running 50
candidates nationally on Nov. 3,
"We have to elect people who will
work hard and begin the long, hard job
to return the country to the hands of
the people who live in it," he said.
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