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U.S., Soviet Union to sign SALT H
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a "few remaining secondary
items"-the treaty was finally wrapped
U.S. OFFICIALS said there were no
hitches. They said the remaining
details were technical and could be
handled by the U.S. and Soviet
delegations in Geneva who will
prepare the treaty text over the next,
two or three months.
Vance emphasized the hope the pact
carries for "a safer America and a
safer world." But he said the
agreement.limiting long-range bom-
bers and intercontinental ballistic
missiles will enhance the security of the
United States and its allies.
"The treaty is a message of hope for
us, and for all the people of the world,"
Vance told reporters crowded into the
White House briefing room.
DEFENSE Secretary Harold Brown
represented the Pentagon and gave
assurances that "SALT will contribute
significantly to our security."
Brown said that even with the treaty,
the United States will have to expand its
defense efforts, and particularly its
strategic nuclear forces.
In Tokyo today, China criticized the
Soviet Union for its part in the SALT II
negotiations, charging Moscow is
preparing new weapons and recon-
naissance methods despite agreement-
with the United States to curtail the use
of nuclear arms.
THE STRATEGIC arms limitation
treaty-SALT II-will impose restric-
tions on U.S. and Soviet long range
bombers and intercontinental ballistic
missiles through 1985.
It sets overall ceilings on the total
number of these weapons as well as
limits on how many missiles they can
deploy with a multiple number of
House expected to consider gas rationing plan today
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the number of registered vehicles in a
The rationing plan is intended only as
a standby program, one that would be
kept on the shelf until needed ina crisis.
And once Carter invoked such a plan,
Congress would have 15 days in which
either chamber could veto it.
"In the absence of contingency plans,
including rationing, we would not be able
to deal with the crisis except in anar-
chy," Sen. Henry Jackson (D-
Washington), chairman of the Senate
Energy Committee, told colleagues.
EARLIER YESTERDAY, Jackson
and other Senate leaders were still
several votes short, touching off a
furious round of negotiations between
the White House and key senators.
To pick up needed additional votes,
President Carter promised shortly
before yesterday's Senate vote to:
" Use his rationing powers only when
there is a 20 per cent loss in U.S. oil
supplies, either from another oil em-
bargo, sabotage in oil fields, an act of
war or hositility, or from an "act of God
that destroys substantial production."
" Provide additional supplies of
gasoline during rationing to help grow
crops and to help bring them to market.
*Make extra gasoline supplies
availble to industries which produce
more energy than they consume.
THESE CONCESSIONS won ad-
ditional support for the plan needed for
victory-including picking up the
backing of Sen. Ted Stevens (R-
Alaska), who had previously led the op-
'Defeat of this plan would
leave this country vulner-
able and defenseless
against a supply interrup-
Stevens complained that the original
plan did not set any guidelines on how
serious a shortage there would have to
be before rationing would be con-
Sen. Bennett Johnston (D-Louisiana)
told the Senate, "This plan is not to be
invoked to permit temporary relief
from lines at gas stations."
AT ISSUE WAS the third version of
Carter's standby rationing plan.
The White House sent up its current
proposal Monday. It would make a
state's past per-vehicle gasoline con-
sumption the prime test for distributing
Under the rationing plan, individuals
would get coupons based on the number
of autos or trucks in their
households-for up to a limit of three
BUT THOSE living in high consumption
states would get more coupons for each
vehicle than those living in low con-
According to Energy Department
figures, 24 states-including
Michigan-and the District of Columbia
would get more coupons under the new
plan than under Carter's original
proposal to allocate strictly on the basis
of registered vehicles.
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Five states would get the same num-
ber of ration coupons-coupons for
roughly 46 gallons of gasoline a month
assuming a 20 per cent overall oil shor-
tage. Twenty-one states would receive
less than this amount.
William Randolph Taylor, University
professor emeritus of botany, has been
awarded the Gilbert Morgan Smith
Medal in Phycology from the National
Academy of Sciences.
The medal, established in 1975 and
given triennially, is "conferred upon an
individual in recognition of published
research of unusual merit on marine or
TAYLOR RECEIVED the medal,
with an honorarium of $5,000, "for his
outstanding contributions to the
knowledge of the marine algae of
Florida, the Caribbean Sea, the North-
western Atlantic, and the tropical
A University professor of botany and
curator of algae in the herbarium since
1930, Taylor retired in 1966. He was
named Henry Russel Lecturer at the
University in 1964, the highest honor the
University can bestow on a senior
Taylor is a Fellow of the American
Association for the Advancement of
Science and the American Academy of
Arts and Sciences. He also is a member
of many other professional
organizations in the United States,
Europe, Central and South America,
and the West Indies. In 1961 the
Botanical Society of America awarded
him a Certificate of Merit as an out-
standing American botanist.
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