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Ford warns Europe of
possible troop reductions
WASHINGTON (Reuter) - A
new warning to the European Al-
lies on the issue of possible re-
ductions of American troops on
the continent came yesterday
from Vice President Gerald
He cautioned that there could
be a unilateral cut by the United
States unless the Allies cooper-
ated in trying to find. a mutual
and balanced force reduction
with the Soviet Union.
Ford's comments were made in
an exclusive interview with Reu-
ter and came in the wake of the
disclosure by Secretary of State
Henry Kissinger that American,
British and German experts con-
ferred in Washington this week
on East-West troop reductions.
FORD SAID he was opposed to
any decrease in American troop
strength in Europe - a position
also stated by Nixon Wednesday
night in Houston - unless it
was part of a Mutual and Balanc-
ed Force Reduction (MBFR)
agreement with the Soviet Un-
ion, but he noted that there was
a lot of sentiment in the United
States for a troop cut.
"I don't like it, but it is a
fact of life," he added.
Ford said that in the MBFR
negotiations in Vienna, the Allies
should not oppose working out an
agreement with the Soviet Union.
He did not name any particu-
lar country or countries and did
not go into any specifics but said
the Allies should not take the
stand that "we won't make any
agreement with the Soviet Union
on the basis that American forces
in their present strength will be
there for ever."
THE VICE PRESIDENT,i
echoing statements by Nixon and+
others in the administration, said]
he felt there was a drift towards
isolationism in the United States+
and blamed it on the liberals on
the East Coast who had previous-+
ly been the bastion of interna-
LONDON IP) - France's fa-1
mous tourist handbook, the Mi-
chelin Guide, ended a 63-year si-
lence yesterday and delivered its
verdict on British food - pretty
Not a single restaurant or ho-
tel in the British Isles, including
Ireland, rated two or three Mi-
chelin stars. Three stars means
an eating place is "worth a jour-
ney." Two stars means "worth a
MICHELIN had not printed a
guide to Britain since 1911.
Michelin's findings brought
quick, and adverse, reaction from
the editor of a British eating
The Gallic guide to quality
fare found only 25 eating places
worth a single star in a survey
of 2,330 hotels and 981 restaur-
ants in Britain and Ireland.
One star denotes the kind of;
place that Michelin describes,;
frigidly, as "interesting."
The Savoy and Ritz didn't
make it. Nor did the Mirabelle,
regarded by many Londoners as
"It could be catastrophic, and
I am disappointed that they who
were wise in the 1930's are mak-
ing the same mistake that the
others did," he said. "They
haven't learned a thing."
Ford said it would destroy the
continuity of American foreign
policy if Nixon were to resign!
over the Watergate affair, as
suggested on Tuesday by Sen.
James Buckley of New York.
having an excellent restaurant.
The man who headed Miche-
lin's investigation held a London
news conference, insisting that
he be called "Monsieur Dupont"
to safeguard his anonymity in
restaurants still to be visited.
"DON'T WORRY about the
fact that so few British restaur-
ants have been given stars,"
Dupont said. "Most of these
places were visited for the first
time, and we rarely give more
than one star to a place with
which we are unfamiliar."
But Egon Ronay, who publish-'
es his own guide to good eating
in Britain, said of the Michelin
Guide, "It is arrogant, chauvin-
istic and superior. The list of
restaurants is very haphazard
and full of holes.
"They choose nine restaurants
in London, seven of which are
French. Equally absurd is the
fact that some restaurants which
are outstanding from an English
point of view are not mentioned
at all. Catering here is infinitely
more varied and multifarious
than it is in France."
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NEW YORK W) - Like a hot
three-year-old, which will be its
age in April, this city's Off-
Track Betting (OTB) Corp. has
its eye on bigger stakes.
By the end of the current fiscal
year the corporation will have
contributed about $117 million
to the city and state, not to men-
tion $46 million to the horserac-
ing industry. Its weekly take is
running higher than its own-
backers predicted when it start-
ed operation April 8, 1971. -
But at least one studied opin-
ion contends that OTB's citywide
network of 123 horse parlors also
has contributed to the town's de-
linquency. Nonetheless, OTB
wants to get a piece of the ac-
tion in numbers and sports bet-
Not only would such expansion
be enormously profitable, in the
view of OTB's first president and
guiding light, Howard Samuels,
it would also "strike a deadly
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"WE WILL DO in five years
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peal of Prohibition did to the
bootlegger," Samuels main-
Others say Howie' s on the
"A climate has been created to
gamble," said Chief Paul Delise
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Volume LXXXIV, Number 137
Saturday, March 23, 1974
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"We will do in five
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"Because it now is possible to
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Does legalized gambling do
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In New York, the answer is
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ly sensitive." It cannot be over-
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CHIEF DELISE made his
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Times last January after giving
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cent since the advent of OTB.
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"The Delise study, completed
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available was not sufficient to
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ent data available cannot pro-
vide a definite answer to this
politically sensitive question.
,"It would be inappropriate to
release information based on
generalization unsupported by
hard data or department policy."
There can be little doubt that
OTB - the only legal off-track
betting operation in the coun-
try - has cut deeply into the
illegal bookie's horse betting
business; as much as half, ac-
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fact, bookies find OTB parlors
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shots so a win won't wipe them
out. They used to have to go all
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