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DESPITE U.S. CRITICISM OF PREVIOUS STRIKE:
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel sent
raiders to blow up an alleged
Palestinian terrorist base yesterday,
despite sharp U.S. criticism the day
before of an Israeli air strike that
reportedly caused heavy civilian
The Israeli military command said a
ground force penetrated the Lebanese
border overnight to raid the village of
Majd el Salim, about nine miles from
The command had no comment on
Lebanese reports that its air attack on
southern Lebanon Sunday killed 20 per-
sons and wounded 60.others. On Mon-
day, the U.S. State Department
registered objections to the raid and
said it was particularly concerned
about reports of the civilian casualties.
IN OTHER developments:
- In Beirut, right-wing Christian
militiamen and soldiers of the Syrian
peacekeeping army fired mortars,
rockets, machine guns and rifles in a
four-hour battle in the heart of the city.
- Israeli and Egyptian military of-
ficers met in a Sinai desert town to
prepare for today's second-stage
Israeli withdrawal on the Egyptian
front. The withdrawal was negotiated
as part of the U.S.-sponsored Israel-
Egyptian peace treaty, signed in
Washington last March.
- Israeli Ambassador Yehuda Blum
told Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim
yesterday that use of U.N. military ob-
servers in the Sinai to replace a U.N.
military force is unacceptable to Israel.
The mandate of the 4,000-member force -
bombs base in Lebanon
was to expire at midnight and informal
negotiations continued among Security
THE ISRAELI raid on southern
Lebanon was the fourth such Israeli in-
cursion on land announced this month.
The army blew up two houses in
Qabrikha July 9, and on July 20 com-
mandos landed on the Lebanese coast
and ambushed a vehicle.
An announcement by the Israeli
military command said a strike force
evacuated the suspected house before
demolition crews razed it. There was no
mention of casualties.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Carter told congressional leaders
yesterday he intends to name a maycr
to head the Department of Housing and
Urban Development (HUD).
After a breakfast at the White House
for Democratic congressional leaders,
House Speaker Thomas O'Neill told
reporters of the president's intentions
regarding the HUD post. Carter has
nominated the current HUD secretary,
Patricia Roberts Harris, to replace
Joseph Califano Jr. as secretary of
Health, Education, and Welfare.
It was learned that senior White
House staff members sent Carter a list
of three names for the HUD post
yesterday morning. At the top of the list
was former New Orleans Mayor Moon
General backs SALT I,
denies trade-off for MX
Israeli authorities htave denied terms" Israel's air attacks on villages
several other Lebanese reports of in southern Lebanon. He said the
recent Israeli ground attacks into government emphasized the toll in
Lebanon. civilian lives in an official protest.
MILITARY authorities did The fighting in Beirut broke out in the
acknowledge the Sunday air attack, bomb-pocked commercial sector of the
saying "a number of terrorist bases capital, where the Christian militias
were directly hit" and 15 guerrillas reported one person killed and one
were killed. But an army spokesman wounded on their side. No casualty
had no comment on the Lebanese report was available from the Syrian
report that the casualties were mostly side.
women and children. THE MILITIAS accused the Syrians
State Department spokesman Hod- of provoking the fighting, which coin-
ding Carter said the U.S. government cided with the current visit here of Arab
condemns "in the strongest kind of See ISRAEL, Page 10
name mayor to HUD
SOURCES WHO declined to be Ore., Mayor Neil Goldschmidt and Los
named said Landrieu, now employed by Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley.
a large commercial development firm HOUSE Democratic Whip John
in New Orleans, was the clear leader Brademas told reporters after the
for the HUD post. He drew broad sup- White House breakfast that Carter had
port from the White House senior staff said the person he picks as chairman of
at a meeting Friday and is being the Federal Reserve Board would be
backed by the U.S. Conference of one "whose appointment would assure
Mayors and National League of Cities, a strengthened dollar at home and
sources said. abroad."
Some administration sources said The president's aides have made
Landrieu, a former president of the clear his first priority is filling that job,
mayor's conference, could be expected vacated when he nominated G. William
to help the administration politically Miller to replace Treasury Secretary
with mayors, Southerners, and W. Michael Blumenthal.
Catholics. It was understood that he has An administration source said a
the backing of Sen. Russell Long, the leading candidate for the Federal
powerful Senate Finance Committee Reserve job is Bruce MacLaury, 48,
chairman from Louisiana. president of the Brookings Institution, a
It was learned the other two names on private Washington research
the list sent to Carter were Portland, organization.
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WASHINGTON (AP)-Gen. David
Jones yesterday denied that the
nation's military leaders traded their
endorsement of the SALT II treaty for a
promise to build the MX missile, or that
their support resulted from White
Jones said the backing of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff was not conditioned on
spending for any particular program.
But he emphasized there is an urgent
need to modernize strategic forces such
as nuclear missiles, bombers, and
"The most serious concern of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff in this regard is the
risk that SALT II could become a
tranquilizer for the American people,"
Jones told the Senate Armed Services
"WE WOULD HOPE we would not
repeat the mistakes we made after
SALT I," the general said.
He complained that the United States
failed to do all it should in military
research and development and
deployment of strategic weapon
Jones, speaking for the Joint Chiefs of.
Staff, said he was "disappointed the
treaty did not achieve more than it
However, he called the treaty a
"modest but useful step" and said it
should be ratified by the Senate.
JONES SAID imiprovements in
strategic forces should include
deployment of the $30 billion MX mobile
missile system, installation of air-
launched cruise missiles on B-52 bom-
bers, modernization of submarine
ballistic missile systems, and develop-
ment of a new aircraft for carrying
cruise missiles. '
The MX program has been delayed
two years by President Carter. He an-
nounced June 8 he was going ahead
with full-scale development. The ad-
ministration still has not worked out all
the details of how to deploy it.
"There are some who say the chiefs
are being bought off by the MX," Jones
told the committee. "I'd like to de-link
those two"-the military endorsement
and the MX decision.
SEN. HENRY JACKSON (D-Wash.),
one of the treaty's most vocal foes,
asked if the chiefs would support the
treaty if they did not get the strategic
programs they are seeking.
"That implies a buyoff for the
treaty," Jones said. "Both are
Pressed again on the same point,
Jones said, "I would say in that con-
dition the treaty probably doesn't make
JACKSON' QUESTIONED whether
the chiefs' endorsement had been in-
fluenced by the White House.
"I got no guidance, no, instructions,
no changes," Jones replied.
Jackson said Jones failed to win ap-
proval for improvement in strategic
forces during his tenure as chairman of
the Joint Chiefs and earlier as chief of
staff of the Air Force.
"During your tenure . . . it's been a
negative in terms of results," Jackson
In earlier testimony, Jones predicted
the Soviet Union will gain an edge over
the United States in strategic forces.
"We are going to have a risky world
in the 1980s," he said. "With or without
SALT the risks will be greater than