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~A~ih~d4 Vol. LXXXIX, No. 3-S
[Th1e Lv ulla i t vait Friday, May 4, 1979
y Twenty-Four Pages
Ann Arbor, Michigan FREE ISSUE
Cancer fatalities may increase

From AP and Reuter
WASHINGTON - Congress was told
yesterday that the dose of radiation to
an estimated two million people living
within 50 miles of the damaged Three
Mile Island nuclear plant was twice as
high as previously believed.
Health, Education, and Welfare
(HEW) Secretary Joseph Califano told
a Senate subcommittee -that,
statistically, this could mean one ad-
ditional death from cancer over the
next several years than would have oc-
curred without the extra radiation.
Califano also told the subcommittee
yesterday that some scientists "would
predict up to ten additional cancer
deaths" for the two million central

Pennsylvania residents living within 50
miles of the stricken plant.
Califano abandoned his earlier claim
that the March 28 accident did not pose
a cancer threat to anyone living within
50 miles of the plant.
TESTIFYING TO a Senate Gover-
nmental Affairs subcommittee, he said
it now appears that enough radiation
was released to cause one additional
cancer death, one additional non-fatal
cancer and possibly one additional bir-
th defect in the area. He said that
workers at the plant and those engaged
in clean-up operations "have been ex-
posed to significantly higher levels of
radiation and will face significantly
See HEW, Page 2

'U' releases salary
info to state Senate
committee for review

BRITAIN'S CONSERVATIVE Party leader, Margaret Thatcher, predicted
winner of yesterday's election, receives a police escort from Chelsea Town
Hall, London. Her husband, Denis (right), follows.
Thatcher races ahead
in earl election returns

In response to a request by the state
Senate Appropriations Committee, the
University yesterday handed over in-
formation on faculty and staff salaries
to the committee for review.
These disclosures eventually will be
made public.
Contrary to some earlier media
reports, however, the lists did not
specify salaries by University em-
ployees' names, but only categorized
the salaries by level and position.
"The University has always taken the
position that the release of information
on personal salaries is an unnecessary
invasion of privacy," said Interim
University President Allan Smith. "We
thoroughly recognize the public's right
to know University salaries, but this
does not go as far as the release of per-
sonal salaries."
THE UNIVERSITY traditionally has
published various statistics on faculty
salaries for all departments at the
University and these are made public
every year. In addition, the salaries of
the University's president and its chan-
cellors are also released. However, it is

a policy of the University Regents to
withhold information concerning in-
dividual employees' salaries.
Sen. Jerome Hart (D-Saginaw),
chairman of the Senate Appropriations
Committee which determines the
state's annual appropriations to the
University, requested information on
salaries from all 13 Michigan public
four-year colleges and universities by
May 1. According to Amy Schnetzler,
the committee's clerk, ten of the
colleges have sent in the necessary in-
"All we asked for in the letter to the
universities was that they give us the
salaries of their employees by level and
position," said Schnetzler. "Some have
sent salary information by name and
some haven't."
SCHNETZLER SAID many smaller
colleges sent lists which broke down
salaries by names because of differen-
ces in computer printouts of this infor-
"We have had good responses from
the univesities, and we are cooperating
with them 100 per cent," she said. "If
See STATE, Page 10

LONDON (AP)-Margaret Thatch-
er's.Conservative Party made inroads
into urban strongholds of the governing
Labor Party, capturing eight rival
seats in early returns from Britain's
general election. News media com-
puters projected a smashing Conser-
vative victory.
Returns early today from 200 of the
635 House of Commons districts gave
Labor a slight lead in the popular vote,
with 3.5 million to the Conservatives'
3.4 million.
THATCHER WAS counting on later
returns from the countryside to make
her Europe's first woman prime
minister and end five years of rule by
Prime Minister James Callaghan's
Labor Party.
Results from 200 of 635 districts gave
the Conservatives 82 seats for an
overall gain of eight; Labor had 116
seats, an overall loss of two, and the
Liberals had one seat. The Scottish
National Party had lost four of its 11
seats and other small parties lost two.
In the popular vote from 200 districts,
the Conservatives had 3,437,715-41.1
per cent; Labor 3,503,460-41.8 per
cent; Liberals 984,959-11.8 per cent,
and others 445,879-5.3 per cent.
Despite the chilliest May weather in
almost 40 years, voters trooped to
polling stations in schools and pubs,

town halls and cricket pavilions to
decide whether Britain should have
another round of moderate socialism
under 67-year-old Prime Minister
James Callaghn and his Labor Party or
veer to the right with Mrs. Thatcher, 53.
"WE NEVER COUNT our chickens
before they are hatched, and we don't
count No. 10 Downing St. before it is
thatched," quipped the blonde, elegan-
tly coiffed opposition leader, a cham-
pion of free enterprise, when asked
yesterday whether she was confident of

State won't su f fer.from ide faulted loans

Despite the fact that many students
:lo not pay back the loans they receive
to finance their college education, the
state of Michigan is not losing money by
insuring these loans, according to a
spokesman for the state auditor
The state is not losing federal funds
because of the student delinquency and
default rate on the guaranteed student
loans made by private and commercial
lending institutions, said the
Contrary to wire service reports, the

federal government reimburses to the
state the total amount of the defaulted
loans, said Dennis Tryon, state
assistant auditor general. Tryon called
the wire stories an "unfortunate
THE GUARANTEED student loan
program is a federal project instituted
in 1962 by the Department of Health,
Education, and Welfare (HEW).
Guaranteed student loans are low in-
terest loans for tuition and other
education expenses. Repayment is
deferred until after the student
The state acts as an insurance agency

for creditors who finance student
education loans. Reimbursement is
guaranteed by the state if the borrower
doesn't pay. The federal government,
in turn, insures the state against losses,
up to a certain point.
Confusion arose because of a report
on the Direct Student Loan program
released this week by Albert Lee, state
auditor general. The report revealed a
35 per cent delinquency rate on the
Direct Student Loans.
TRYON CONFIRMED the 35 per cent
rate but explained that the figure was
See STATE, Page 8

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