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The Michigan Daily
Vol. LXXXVI , No. 30-S Ann Arbor, Michigan--Wednesday, June 15, 1977 Ten Cents Twelve Pages
Pence tops in school board race
By GREGG KRUPA " comment, his campaign treasurer David
Bell said he was going to approach
Mary Pence and handicapped children B a r y , S W Vaughn on the possibility of challenging
in Washtenaw County were the big win- the election results.
ners in Monday's A n n A r b o r School said Pence. Only five candidates com- levels.
Board election. peted for the three available seats. "I VOTERS ALSO approved two millage
Pence, a homemaker and president of worked really hard, you'd have to see my ALSO ELECTED to new three year proposals on the ballot. The first was a
the Ann Arbor chapter of the National calendar for the last month to believe terms on the Board of Education were 13.66 mill renewal for general operations.
Organization of Women (NOW), outdis- it." incumbents Peter Wright and Wendy 13.66 mills represents 40 per cent of the
tanced incumbents Wendy Barhydt and Pence said she wa surprised she was Barhydt. University Physical Education operating budget. The vote total was
Peter Wright in her first attempt to gain able to receive support from both con- instructor Joseph Vaughn fell 350 votes 9,076 yes, 4,008 no.
a seat on Ann Arbor's Board of Educa- servatives and liberals. shy of upsetting Wright, who is the cur- The second millage proposal approved
tion. rent president of the Board. will provide one-half mill increase for
"I'M NOT exactly sure why I got the At one point Monday night, there was special education students in the Wash-
"I WAS REAL surprised at the re- conservative vote," said Pence. "I'm considerable confusion over the vote tenaw Intermediate S c h o o 1 District,
sults," said Pence who received 8,736 kind of a radical person." tallies for Vaughn and Wright. Within the which includes 12 area school boards.
votes. She attributed surprising success Pence's platform called for the deseg- space of a few minutes the vote tally had The millage will help fund programs
to a number of factors. regation of Ann Arbor's schools and im- swung approximately 1,00 votes. for handicapped students. These pro-
"I think the small field helped a bit," proved reading instruction at early grade Although Vaughn was unavailable for See PENCE, Page 10
House OK's water project funds

House, ignoring President Car-
ter's wishes, rejected an amend-
ment yesterday to slash 16 wa-
ter projects to cost $169.2 mil-
lion from the $10.2 billion pub-
lic works appropriation bill.
But the vote against the
amendment was 218' to 194,
which was a strong showing in
defeat for the Carter forces,
The Hoone then passed the
bill, 356 to 54, and sent it to the
The vote cast doubt on whe-
shoot U.N-
NEW YORK iA'--Three Croa-
tian terrorists shot down a se-
carity giard at the Yugoslav
Missiei to the United Nations
\7 e s t^-r d a y, then barricaded
tiemsc 1rs in a third-fleor room
for about two hours before sur-
rendering to police.
The gunmen, who had claim-
ed they were ready to die for
their cause of Croatian inde-
pei'dente from Communist Yu-
gitlavia, surrendered peacefully
f'llowing negotiations over the
telephone with Police Depart-
ment hos age experts.
CROATIA IS one of six Balkan
reetions united after World War
It to create Yugoslavia. Only
Serbia has a larger population.
An early police report that the
trio held a, woman hostage
proved unfounded, officers said.
"We tried to tell them that
they had made their point and
they should get out before they
hurt anyone else," said Chief of
D~etectives John Reenan.
"ONE OF THEM, I guess you
could say, was sensible and he
finally told the others to give
The gunmen strolled past the
New York officer on guard duty
See CROATIAN. Page 7

ther the water projects' support-
ers in the House could muster a
two-thirds majority to override
a presidential veto in the bill.
dicated Carter may veto the
measure if funds are left intact
for projects he considers not
worth their economic and en-
vironmental costs.

White House Press Secretary BUT ASKED WHETHER Car- cessary in this case.
Jody Powell said that despite ter would veto the measure, he Backers of the amendment
the loss, Carter was, pleased by said, "It's certainly our hope he said they did not expect to win
the vote, which Powell said "in- will not be faced with a situa- but if they could secure a one-
dicates substantial sympathy" tion in which he has to exer- third vote, it would assure the
for attempts to hold down cise the veto." President would veto any bill
spending. Powell noted Carter had said with money for the projects.
Asked whether the v o t e n the past he would use the
showed there was enough sup- veto when necessary, but he REPUBLICAN WIIP Robert
port to sustain a veto, Powell added it is too early to say ichel of Illinois predicted that
said. "I think that's obvious." whether the veto would be ne- with a close vote, "there is no
way Carter could back off"
from his veto threat.
The vote followed a three hour
long debate in which Majority
- I . e - Ieader Jim Wright, (D-Texan),
was among those supporting the
disputed projects.
Wright said he was embarras-
sed to be opposing the adminis-
trationhacked amendment, but
f believed Carter was receiving
poor advice.
"MANY OF THESE projects
are almost finished and others
are under way," he told the
House. "I don't think it is
sound economy to stop progress
r-"now and throw this money
But a critic, Rep. Geor'e
Miller, (D-Calif.), said, "many
of the projects are in fact dint-
samirs of a by-gone era."
A co-sponsor of the amend-
ment was Rep. Butler Derrick,
(D-S.C.), whose congressional
district includes the Richard i.
Russell Dan, one of the pro-
jects they proposed to elimi-
4 .y Speaker of the House Thomas
hO'Neill said if Carter does veto
the bill, O'Neill intends to send
s'it back to the appropriations
committee to be rewritten rath-
er than sending it to the floor
for a vote on whether to over-
ride the veto.
It takes a two-thirds vote of
both houses to override a presi-
dential veto. No Democratic
president since Harry Truman
has had a veto overridden.
The.Senate subcommittee on
public works appropriations
meets today to consider staff
recommendations, endorsed by
'hairman John Stennis, (D-
Miss.), calling for eliminating
nearly half of therdisputed prt-
Conte said White House of-
AP Photo ficials had told him the Presi-
Short flightt famedent would "stick it out to the
Ned up yesterday to take in fourteen-year-old Billy Collins' miracu- ets fiend.But he water pro-
aos on his bike. However, after successful completion of the stunt, believed a compromise could
oe than the trash cans-his mother, who "suggested" Billy stop be reached "if we get a decent
vote" on the amendment.

Some 200 local spectators show
lous feat of jumping 13 trash c
Billy met a more formidable ft
making the jumps.,

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