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Wednesday, May 23, 1973 THE SUMMER DAILY Page Three
BUDGET DIRECTOR BILL
Senate overrides Nixon veto

WASHINGTON AP - The Senate
yesterday voted to override Presi-
dent Nixon's veto of a bill requiring
Senate approval of two key White
House budget men.
The vote was 62 to 22, six more
votes than the necessary two thirds
voting to override.
THE MATTER now goes to the
House, where Democratic leaders
said the veto would be difficult to
override. A House vote is scheduled
for today.
Majority Leader Mike Mansfield said
before the Senate vote: "This issue af-
fects squarely the balance of the execu-
tive and legislative branches . . . The
Senate faces one of its most severe tests
on whether it is ready, willing and able
to restore itself to the status'of a co-equal
branch."
Sen. Charles Percy, (R-Ill.), said the
President's veto "clashes directly with his
expressions of a new era of cooperation."
THE SENATE had originally passed the
bill requiring confirmation of the direc-
tor and deputy director of the Office of
Management and Bidget by a vote of 73
to 19. House passage had been on a vote
of 229-171.
The original Senite margin was larger
than the two-thirds required for passage
over a veto. The Iose vote was less
than two-thirds. Both branches hav to
vote to override or the veto stands.
The measure, drafted by Sen. Sam Er-
vin, (D-N.C.), would have the immediate
effect of the Senate having to vote on
confirmation of the current chief officers,
Roy Ash and Frederick Malek, respec-
tively.
ERVIN AND his allies see this as one
element in what they call reasserting
Congress' constitutional powers.
The budget head has become one of the
most powerful officials in government,
often having a major voice as to whether
and how a department's programs are to
continue.
In vetoing the bill Nixon said the bud-
get director has been a White House of-
ficial for 50 years, serving as an intimate
adviser to the President.
THE PRESIDENT won two other veto
tests this year with the Senate failing to
reject the veto on a vocational rehabili-
tation hill and the House sustaining his
killing of a rural water and sewer grant
bill.
On the OMB test, Sen. John Tower, (R-
Tex.), said before the vote: "As of this
moment I would think the veto would be
overridden."
He said that "given the current cli-
mate, it will be more difficult" than the
vote last month on upholding the voca-
tional bill veto.
ASKED WHETHER he was referring
to the Watergate scandal by mentioning
the current climate, Tower, who is chair-
man of the Senate GOP Policy Commit-
tee, replied: "What else could I be talk-
ing about?"

Daily Photo by TERRY McCARtTHY
"Raindrops keep fallin'..
A pair of passers-by step quickly past the Union entrance yesterday as a third person, not so hurried, walks beneath the solitary
shelter of an umbrella.
WEAK PROPAGANDA:
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Reaske retreats
Another liberal candidate has announc-
ed his withdrawal from the school board
race. Christopher Reaske, an assistant
professor of English, described the rea-
sons for his decision to drop out yesterday
as "personal". Six liberal candidates,
meeting earlier this year, decided a smal-
ler field of liberals would stand a better
chance against the conservatives.
Nat Sci ripoff
Two students were robbed M o n d a y
night while working in a lab in the Na-
tural Science Building. According to po-
lice, one student was accosted by two
men - one of whom was armed - and
forced to give up about $5. When the oth-
er student entered the lab he was relieved
of soae $17 in cash. The thieves fled after
locking their victims in a small room
next to the lab.
Happenings ...
. . . are for the artsy-craftsy types to-
day. Registration for the Artists and
Craftsmen Guild's Third Annual F r e e
Art Fair (July 18 - 21) has begun. Con-
tact Vic Gutman at the guild's office in
the Michigan Union or call 761-1107. . . .
Newly-opened Andro-Media Galleries is
currently exhibiting the work of artist Al
Nalian. You will find the gallery between
the Stadium Restaurant and the Ann Ar-
bor Music Mart if you look. . . . Have a
cup of the Think Drink at the Grad Cof-
fee Hour, Rackham at 8 p.m,
A2's weather
.. . the outlook is spongy. Continued
rainy and cool with a possible switch
to fog later. Highs around 63, low tonite

Watergate news

By PHIL NEWSOM
UPI Foreign News Analyst
While the Voice of America broadcasts
to the world details of the Watergate
scandal, the Soviets are doing their best
to keep the whole affair a secret from
their people.
Going back to the end of World War II
and the beginning of the cold war, it is
the first time in this correspondent's
memory that the Russians have failed to
take full propaganda advantage of any
event which could prove embarrassing or
damaging to the United States.
IN BONN, Soviet Communist party
leader Leonid Brezhnev made it clear to
correspondents that Watergate would
make no difference in his plans to confer
with President Nixon in Washington next
month.
To the Russians, Watergate is a minor
- albeit incomprehensible - issue, t o9
small to interfere with the grand strategy
as seen both by Brezhnev and Nixon of
a new era of friendly relations accompan-
ied by vast increases in trade.
But thanks to Watergate, the Russians
also have been able to leave a back door
ajar for use in case of failure.
LATEST COMMUNIST propaganda of-
fers have labelled Watergate part of a
plot by reactionary forces in the United
States to prevent rapprochement be-
tween the Soviet Union and the U.S.
Both Brezhnev and the President have
much at stake in the coming negotiations.
In his address to the nation on the
Watergate affair, April 30, the President
declared "it has claimed far too much
of my time and my attention . there

is vital work to be done toward our goal
of a lasting structure of peace in the
world - work that cannot wait, work that,
I must do."
SPECIFICALLY, he mentioned his ap-
proaching meeting with Brezhnev.
For the moment Brezhnev has stilled his
critics in the politboro but now he must
demonstrate success. U.S.-Soviet trade
increased nearly five-fold last year to
nearly $1 billion but both Brezhnev and
Nixon see it only as the beginning.

Florida university wails
for canine heirs to die

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. {4P) - Five
years after they inherited a fortune, 74
dogs still stand between a university and
about $14 million.
When Eleanor Richey died 'in 1968, she
left her $4.5 million to 150 stray dogs she
had adopted over the years. Her will stip-
ulates that when the last dog dies, or in
20 years, the money goes to Auburn Uni-
versity for veterinary research.
FOUR RELATIVES contested the will
in 1971 and were awarded five per cent
of the estate apiece - the rest went to
the dogs. At the time of the court ruling,
the estate had grown to more than $14
million.
"I think we'll have dogs here for 10
years," says Dr. L C. Frederickson, the
veterinarian who visits .the ranch three
days a week to examine the dogs in their

private clinic. He said the youngest dog
is five years old, and their number statis-
tically increases the chances that some
will be very long-lived.
A basset hound that was 10 years old
when Richey adopted it died last winter
at the ripe old age of 18.
TO GUARD against another generation
of tacky dogs, the animals are segre-
gated by sex.
A spokesman for Broward National
Bank in Fort Lauderdale which acts as
trustee for the estate, said the dogs'
money is invested in stocks and bonds
which insure long term growth.
Btut unlike the happy mutts that roam
with neighborhood children, the rich ca-
nines lead a dog's life, spending most of
their time in small fenced runs. They get
out for a bit of exercise each day.

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