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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, October 5, 1977-Page 7

what makes a club so special?

USSR has satellite-killing devices.


WASHINGTON (AP) - The Soviet
Union has developed a satellite-
killing weapon that could attack
some U.S. satellites in outer space,
Defense Secretary Harold Brown
Said yesterday. He said the United
States lacks a similar capability.
Brown's disclosure at a news con-
ference came as a sur'prise because
U.S. intelligence analysts have rated
most Soviet anti-satellite tests as
unsuccessful since the Russians re-
sumed work on their system last.
HOWEVER, IT was learned that in
a significant test on June 17 a Soviet
hunter-killer satellite in an elliptical
orbit intercepted a Russian target
satellite for the first time. Experts
said this indicates a high degree of
technical sophistication.
Saying the Soviet ability to attack
some satellites is "somewhat troubl-
ing," Brown told reporters, "I hope

we can keep space from becoming an
area of active hostilities."
The new development suggests the
Russians have ignored President
Carter's plea on March 9 that both
sides "forgo the opportunity to arm
satellite bodies and . . . forego the
opportunity to destroy observation
erated research on a possible satel-
lite-killer system since the Russians
resumed their experiments last year
after a five-year lapse.
"We don't have that capability,"
Brown said of the anti-satellite
system. Pentagon scientists have
indicated the United States may be in
position to put up a satellite-killer of
its own by the mid-1980s, possibly a
few years earlier.
Brown said the main danger to the
United States of a Soviet anti-satel-
lite system would be to American

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reconnaissance s p a c e vehicles,'
which monitor missile tests and other
military developments, and to satel-
lites designed to warn U.S. authori-
ties immediately if Russia should
launch a surprise missile attack.
BROWN DECLINED to elaborate
on the kind of satellites that could be
vulnerable to the new Russian wea-
But other officials said the Russian
system is believed effective now
against satellites in relatively lowr
orbits, which could include some
American reconnaissance vehicles.
But they said the Soviet weapon
would be unlikely at this time to
threaten the early warning satellites
a n d communications satellites,
which orbit many thousands of miles
out in space.
The June 17 successful Russian
test, according to U.S. experts, was
aimed at a target satellite traveling
in an orbit reaching as far out as 1,260

miles and as close as 1,080 miles
above the earth's surface.
This is well beyond the orbital
paths of American satellites carrying
high resolution cameras. They travel
in orbits ranging up to 150 miles from
The 1972 Strategic Arms Limita-
tion Agreement, which has been
extended by informal U.S.-Soviet
assent, bars interference with recon-
naissance satellites, which among
other things police the terms of that
arms control understanding.


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ACLU's Dorsen assails Court

(Continued from Page 1),
"Most of the claims of national se-
curity are inflated," Dorsen said.
"The ideas that we are proposing are
absolutely consistant with the law.
We're working with key members of
Congress in attempting to protect
those liberties."

Birch Bayh (D-Ind.), and Ted Ken-
nedy (D-Mass.), as two persons
backing the legislation.
Besides backing an abortion bill
which would give the parties in-
volved "freedom 'of choice", the
ACLU is also working toward the
protection of civil liberties in medical
testing, nuclear waste storage and
nuclear energy.

Need 11-foot pole?
See Neiman-Marcus

"Now there's an uncharted area
that needs to be discussed," Dorsen
The New York University law
professor described the present per-
iod as a "civil liberties recession."
After Watergate, he said, the public
interest in civil liberties declined.
"People's various civil rights such
as freedom of speech and equal
rights should be safeguarded.
Yours, mine and everyone else's," he
Dorsen spent 17 years on the ACLU
Board of Directors before becoming
chairman in 1976. The group current-
ly boasts a membership of 250,000.
More than 37,000 Michigan fire
fighters have participated in training
programs conducted by the University
Extension Service.

Whatcan we sayTH
after we say
Earl Scruggs has always stood'-O*
for unsurpassable musicianship.
Every performance, every album
by The Earl Scruggs Revue, is
memorable and enjoyable.
It goes without saying.
On Columbia Records and Tapes.

DALLAS (AP) - For people faced
with things so bad that they wouldn't
touch them with a 10-foot pole,
Neiman - Marcus' Christmas cat-
alogue has the perfect gift: an 11-foot
The collapsible aluminum pole
sells for $50 complete with black.
leatherette carrying case. It's just
one of the unusual gifts offered in the
Aatest catalogue from the famous
Dallas department store.
THIS YEAR'S edition shows Nei-
man's awareness of the energy crisis
by offering his-and-her urban wind-
mills to be used for energy.
"In an area with an average wind
velocity of 12 m.p.h. - Boston, for
example - her windmill would
generate more than enough wattage
to brew her morning coffee, Benedict
an egg, heat her hair rollers, soothe
her psyche with stereo, and give her
bronze beauty while she relaxes
_,under the sun lamp," the catalogue
His windmill supplies energy for
other activities, says the catalogue,

which lists each gift at $16,000, before
THERE ARE no photographs of
the gifts, only a painting depicting
two rather ordinary looking wind-
"I don't know how we plan to show
them," said Richard Marcus, vice
chairman of Neiman-Marcus. "But
they exist for real."
Marcus admitted; however, that
the only time an item has not sold
well "is when we didn't have an
exhibit to show.
For just $30,000, a seven-day
expedition "into the heart of Lincoln
Land" is offered for a party of five.
The trip begins in Springfield, Ill.,
where the entourage will be met by
Gov. James Thompson. Actor Rich-
ard Blake then escorts the group on a
tour throughout Lincoln country
ending with a campout on 40 acres
100 miles south of Springfield.
All proceeds of the trip will be
contributed in the name of the
purchaser to Lincoln College in
Lincoln, Ill.


This space contributed by the publisher as a public service.


It no longer
a deathsentence.
When you were young, no form of
cancer terrified your parents more than
leukemia did.
Just fifteen years ago, a child with
leukemia could expect to live only months.
But, thanks to research, things have
Children who once lived months are
now living years. Many of them are grow-
ing up. Some are already adults, living
normal lives.
Did you ever wonder what the
American Cancer Society did with the
money you gave us? Well, some of it went
to leukemia research. And, if we had more

are you sure
you. know
is all
If you think family planning means
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only partially right. Certainly,
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them, can afford them the best ...
and can love them the most.
But did you know that family planning
also means:
" making sure you're healthy before,
during, and after pregnancy
"counseling and helping solve fertility
problems for couples who want to have
children but can't
" counseling and assisting men on their
role in family planning
" counseling young people about their
problems and how having a baby can
affect their health and their lives.
So be sure you know ALL about family
planning ... it means more than you may
have thought.
All these services are
available from the family planning
clinic in your community, your local



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