Saturday, May 22, 1971
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Senate voting set for next week
on amendments to draft proposal j
WASHINGTON (P) - The
Senate yesterday agreed to a
+ series of votes over the next two
weeks on key amendments to a
bill to extend the military draft,
which would expire June 30 un-
der existing law.
Advocates of increased mili-
tary pay raises and shorter ex-
tension of induction authority
agreed to the votes under a bi-
partisan threat of a closure
move to cut off debate.
But the agreement does not
deal with the expected introduc-
tion early n e x t month of an
amendment to cut off funds for
U.S. troops in Indochina.
The agreement provides f or
Tuesday, May 25 - amend-
ments by Sen. Gaylord Nelson,
(D-Wis.), to bar draftees from
Vietnam and by Sen. Edward
Kennedy (D-Mass.), to bar a
$6,000 combat enlistment bon-
Wednesday, May 26-amend-
By The Associated Press
CLIMBING FOOD PRICES helped spur an increase of 0.3
per rent in the cost of living in April.
Despite the sharpest cost-of-living hike in three months, the
White House pointed to a slowing of rises in other fields as in-
dicative of slowing inflation.
THE PURCHASING POWER of the average American fam-
ily dropped in 1970, for the first time in over a decade.
Median family income stood at $9,870, up $440 from 1969,
according to the Census Bureau. But while median income rose
4.7 per cent, consumer prices rose 5.9 per cent - resulting in a
loss of purchasing power of 1.2 per cent.
The average annual increase in purchasing power over the
past decade for the average American family has been well over
three per cent, according to the Census Bureau.
THE OREGON STATE SENATE yesterday passed a bill to
exempt state residents from serving in the Vietnam and other
wars that have not been declared by Congress.
The purpose of the bill, which now goes to the House, is to
try to obtain a federal court test of whether a war can be fought
!out a declaration by Congress.
The bill, copied from a Massachusetts law now being tested
in federal courts, provides that the Oregon attorney general
would defend any Oregon citizen who might be prosecuted by
the federal government for refusal to serve in an undeclared war.
Ten Republicans and all 16 Democrats voted for the bill. Four
Rpublicans opposed it.
LT. GEN. SAIYUD DERDPHOL, Thailand's commander of
operations for Communist suppression yesterday expressed con-
cern that the North Vietnamese are moving close to the border
The North Vietnamese took full control ol Laos' Bolovens
Plateau on Thursday and their troops advanced with 22 miles
of a Mekong River port, 20 miles from Thailand's southeastern
RIOT-IEQUIPPED POLICE f r o m Kent and surrounding
cilics Thur day pushed a crowd of some 300 college-age persons
fr om lhe- city's tavern ars - to the Kent State University campus.
Police arrest ed 60 persons on charges of trespassing, verbal
abuse. ersiying open beer containers and disorderly conduct in a
- third straight night of mss downtown gatherin-s. 'The students
Werr prelesting alleged polite iarassment,
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ments by Sen. Peter Dominick,
(R-Colo.), for an 18-month
draft extension instead of two
years in the House-passed bill
and by Sen. Harold Hughes (D-
Iowa), to raise the $987 million
in pay raises to the $2.7 billion
in the House bill.
Friday, J u n e 4 - amend-
ments by Sen. Mark Hatfield
R-Ore.), to stop draft calls af-
ter June 30 and by Ser. Rich-
ard Schweiker (R-Pa.), to limit
the extension to one year.
Schweiker said the timing of
the votes will help his one-year
amendment. He said he expects
the increased pay, which com-
bines in one year administration
proposals for a two-year period,
"to pass most strongly" to set
the stage for the one-year ex-
"If we can win the pay-one-
year battle this ye ar, it will
mean we can get the volunteer
army next year," he said,
The voting agreement was
worked out in the office of Dem-
ocratic leader Mike Mansfield at
a meeting attended by Sen.
John Stennis (D-Miss.), chair-
man of the Armed Services
Committee and floor manager of
th e bill, Republican Leader
Hugh Scott, and Sens. Schweik-
er, Hughes, Nelson, Kennedy
and Mike Gravel (D-Alaska).
Mansfield, asked about Sten-
nis' statement that action is
necessary on the bill by June 15
to assure final congressional ac-
tion after a Senate-House
conference by June 30, said,
"It's going to be difficult, very
difficult. It could well extend
beyond June 30 and beyond."
Asked is he expected "dire
consequences" for the country if
this happens, Mansfield said, "I
think the draft itself is a dire
Mansfield pointed out that the
Selective Service System has
said it will be able to draft from
the pool of previously deferred
young men if the law runs out
without congressional action.
Protest police harassment
Policemen Thursday make one of 60 arrests as they move against
a crowd of 500 protesting police harassment. This was the third
night of civil disorders in the Ohio city. (See News Briefs)
Franc'e entds vet on
PARIS (P) - France yester-
day cast aside its long-standing
veto of Britain's entry into the
European Common M a r k e t.
President Georges Pompidou de-
clared he saw no reason why
agreement on London's member-
ship could not be clinched next
The veto imposed by Charles
de Gaulle was lifted in a two-
day conference here between
Pompidou, who is De Gaulle's
successor, and Prime Minister
Edward Heath of Britain,
This action confirmed specu-
lation over the past weeks that
France was softening its veto
and would support British entry
into the Common Market.
The Common Market was
formed after World War II but
Britain chose to stay out, pre-
ferring to stick by its special re-
lationship with t h e United
It changed its mind 10 years
ago and began discussing mem-
bership. DeGaulle voiced disap-
proval and vetoed Britain's ap-
plication for entry in 1963.
It appears that the British
citizens are against Britain join-
ing the Market.
Opinion polls published this
week reported that only 23 per
cent of those questioned wanted
to join the market.
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