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The Michigan Daiy-Wednesday, October 12, 1977-Page 7

USIA, cultural4

WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Carter said yesterday he plans to com-
bine the U.S. Information Agency
(USIA) and the bureau that handles
cultural exchanges into one Agency for
International Communication, pledging
it would not act covertly or spread
The President also promised to keep
the USIA's broadcast Voice of America
(VOA) independent and objective.
"THE NEW AGENCY'S activitities
must be straightforward, open, candid,
balanced and representative," Carter
declared in a message to Congress
outlining the second of his plans for

government reorganization. "They will
not be given over to the advancement of
the views of any one group, any one
party or any one administration.
"The agency must not operate in a
covert, manipulative or propagandistic
Carter added, "Under this ad-
ministration, VOA will be solely
responsible for the content of its news
broadcasts, for there is no more valued
coin than candor in the internatonal
marketplace of ideas."
ALTHOUGH THE reorganization
plan would not give VOA the entirely
independent status some of its officials

atgency 4
had sought, Carter guaranteed to keep
"the Voice of America's news-
gathering and reporting functions in-
dependent and objective."
In an interview anticipating Carter's
message, Peter Szanton, associate
director of the Office of Management
and Budget's reorganization studies,
said last week that State Department
policy pronouncements broadcast on
VOA would have to be clearly labeled,
like paid commercials.
. Reorganization plans take effect
automatically unless they are disap-
proved within 60 days by either the
Senate or the House. Carter's first such
plan, to reorganize the Executive Office
of the President, is expected to clear
the two-month hurdle within two weeks.
UNDER CARTER'S new plan:
-The USIA's international com-
munications program, including the
Voice of America, would be combined
with the international educational and
,cultural exchange activities now con-
ducted by the State Department's
bureau of educational and cultural af-

o merge
-The director of the new agency will
be the President's main adviser on in-
ternational information and exchange
activities, as well as the principal ad-
viser on those matters to the National
Security Council and to the secretary of
-The two commissions that now ad-
vise the USIA and the cultural affairs
bureau will be combined into a single
seven-member, nonpartisan com-
mission whose members will be chosen
from fields related to the new agency's
"The purpose of this reorganization is
to broaden out informational,
educational and cultural intercourse
with the world, since this is the major
means by which our government can
inform others about our country and in-
form ourselves about the rest of the
world," Carter told Congress.
The main difference between a
rabbit and a hare is that the young of
hares are born covered with fur and
with their eyes open, while young
rabbits are born naked and with
closed eyes.

Auditdiscloses more
city investment woes.

(Continued from Page 1)
City Administrator Sylvester Mur-
ray said 'thereverse repurchase
agreements "did not come as a
surprise to me; We contacted the
state in 1975 and asked them if, we
should get into the reverse repur-
chase agreements and they did not
say anything like Icerman, Johnson,
and Hoffman have said tonight."
THE AUDIT report did contain
some good news for city officials,
however. Dunbar said he believed
the city will not lose the tax exempt
status of its bonds because of the
questionable investments.
"We believe that the reports are
incorrect which indicate that the city
could lose the tax-exempt status of its
notes and bonds as a result of specu-
lative trading in U.S. Treasury
Notes," said Dunbar. "The trading in
short and long positions of U.S.
Treasury Notes does not involve the
issuancesof tax-exempt obligations of"
the city, and therefore is not subject
to the Internal Revenue Code provi-
sions dealing with the tax-exempt
status of municipal obligations."
The state Treasury Department
may use the audit to launch an inves-
Liberty off State

tigation into the city's Mutual Invest-
ment Account. In addition, the
Securities and Exchange Commis-
sion and the U.S. Postal Service are
reportedly cooperating in their
probes into possible illegalitites by
either the city or Merrill, Lynch,
Pierce, Fenner, and Smith, the
investment firm that transacted the
arbitrage accounts with the city.
Moody's bond rating service has
temporarily suspended the city's
bond rating as a result of the
speculative transactions. City offi-
cials will travel to New York. on
Wednesday, hoping to get the bond
rating reinstated. The other national
bond rating service, Standard and
Poor's, has taken no disciplinary
action against the city.

Suheyla and troupe Ta' amullat4
"Reflections in the Pool of Time"
Middle Eastern Music and DanceaD
Friday & Saturday EveningsTickets Door
October 14& 15, 1977-8:00 P.M. $3.50
Huron High School Theater Pre-purchase Tickets: M
Fuller Rd. at Huron Pkwy, AnnArbor, Mich. 48104
Ann Arbor, Michigan Information Suheyloa663-655
Shoshana 994-1579

Star Webs
Is it curds from-the Milky Way? Is it Princess Leia's shredded Kleenex? According
to scientists, the funny filament actually is one of many white webs woven by mil-
lions of busy baby spiders engaging in an eons-old ritual. The creeply crawlers
draped the sticky stuff all over cars, homes, trees and Paul Gunison in the San
Francisco Bay area yesterday.
(Continued from Page 1)
ingful concepts for all the people of
our country," the caucus said in a
brief submitte as a friend of the
"Any vacillation or hesitation by
this court in reaffirming the-funda-
mental principles at stake in this
case may well sound the death knell
of the progress made since this
court's decision" outlawing school
desegregation in 1954, the caucus
In its report, the Civil Rightsf
Commission called affirmative ac-
tion programs "promising instru-
ments in obtaining equality of oppor-
The commission statement did not
deal directly with the Bakke case,
but contained obvious references to
the forthcoming court ruling.
"A NEW DECISION implying that
in 1977 this nation has reached a state
of progress sufficient to justify the
abandonment of any significant com-
ponent of affirmative action pro-
grams would have disastrous conse-
quences," the commission said.
"Such a decision could only be
reached by ignoring the crushing
burden of unemployment, poverty
and discrimination facing black peo-
ple and others whose skins are
dark," the report continued.
Abandoning the numerical goals
which are part of such programs
"would shut out many thousands of
minority students and minority and
women workers from opportunities
that have only recently become
available to them," the commission
AT A NEWS conference, commis-
sion chairman Arthur Flemming
said the report will be delivered rou-
tinely to all federal judges, including
the nina iustices o the Sunreme

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