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But Congressional supporters
of the B-1 bomber geared yes-
terday to try to thwart Presi-
dent Carter's decision not to go
ahead with production of the
But Carter has solid support
fisom the Democratic leaders of
the House and Senate.
THE BATTLEGROUND will
be the defense appropriation bill
now before Congress. The $110
billion measure contains about
$1.5 billion for production of five
The House was debating the
bill when word came of Car-
ter's decision and Rep. George
Mahon, (D-Tex), chairman of
the House Appropriations Com-
mittee, declared, 'The President
has the right to make recom-
mendations, but under the Con-
stitution, Congress has the re-
sponsibility for the defense of
Mahon added, "I will resist
any effort to take the plane
out of the bill before us now."
AFTER MAKING HIS an-
nouncement, Carter told a con-
gressman he wishes he had
made his decision before the
"I dio think many of the peo-
ple who did vote for the B-1
did it with the thought that I
would support it," the President
said, referring to recent specu-
lation that he would go along
with at least limited production
of the bomber,
Carter's decision to emphasize
the cruise missile elevates the
to a key position in the Carter himself said he believ-
'ategic deterrent along en many who voted. for the B-1
aging B-52's, and land funds were expecting him to
a-based intercontinental give a green light to produc-
missiles now operation- tion.
cruise is a slow-flying With Majority Leader Robert
that can be launched Byrd, (D-W.Va.), among the op-
e air, ground or sea ponents of the B-1, the Senate
carry a nuclear war- appeared likely to drop .the B-1
money from the bill.
PENTAGON is testing Sen. John Culver, (D-Iowa),
kinds of cruise missiles who led the fight in the Sen-
planning to have some ate last year to delay a deci-
combat ready by 1980. sion on the B-1 until after the
n sources said the pro- presidential election, said he
ow will be accelerated. would move to delete- the $1.4
liberately tried not to billion for the B-1 approved by
y campaign statements the Senate Appropriations Com-
ermining factor in the mittee.
" declared Carter,
ie had spent hours over THE SENATE is not expected
I reports on the plane. to begin debate on the defense
bill until after the week-long
July 4 recess.
"The President has recognized
the enormous costs and limited
benefits of this program and
his decision squares with the
numerous defense experts who
believe that the B-2 is not justi-
fied," said Culver.
But supporters of the plane
will fight the Culver move.
Sen. John Tower, (R-Tex.),
senion Republican on the Sen-
ate Armed Services Committee,
said he was "extremely disap-
pointed" by the Carter decision.
Tower said that despite tech-
nological advances in the devel-
opment of unmanned cruise mis-
siles, they are not yet "a sub-
stitute for manned bombers."
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House Speaker Thomas P.
O'Neill, (D-Mass), who had sup-
ported the B-1 but said he
would go along with whatever
the President decided, said that
if the issue came before the
full House again there wld
be no problem reversing last
O'NEILL SAID if he had
known before Tuesday's vote
that Carter would decide against
the B-1, "I'd have been out
there supporting his position.
Would we have been able to
turn it off? Probably."
AATA, union extend
contract one week
By SUE WARNER
The Ann Arbor Transporta-
tion Authority (AATA) board
voted to extend its present con-
tract with the Transportation
Employes Union (TEU) in a
c 1 o a e d session Wednesday
night. The move assures con-
tinuation of city bus service un-
til midnight Thursday, July 8,
one week from the previous con-
tract expiration date.
Negotiations continued yes-
terday between the two parties.
Both sides have agreed to a
news blackout and were unable
to comment on which issues are
being negotiated, but one un-
ion member said Wednesday
some proposals have not even
been brought to the table.
TEU bargaining team mem-
ber Steve McCarger stated yes-
trday further contract exten-
sions are "possible", but he
added, "there's no guarantee
that the board has that in
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NICHOLSON NIGHT 11
(Mike Nichols, 1971) 7 & 10:30-MLB 3
Its examination of the lives of two friends, beginning with their
college days in the 40s to their adult lives in the 70s, is a compell-
ing, fascinating presentation of two men. From sex-hungry young
men to sexually bewildertded' adults. Sandy (Art Garfunkel) and
Jonathon (Jack Nicholson) follow their human odyssey to destina-
tions as opposite as their original personalities.
A SAFE PLACE
(Henrv Jalom, 1971) 8:45 only-MLB 3
An incredibly courageous and personal first film, unforgiveably
buried by poor distribution and consequently, rarely seen. A SAFE
PLACE is an attempt at redefining the emotion of time, a fantasy
about reality, a film dealing in the pain and isolation of a woman
(Tuesday weld) who is trapped by her inability to let go of the
past (personified by Orson wellts) and her unwillingness to accept
the inevitability of the present (represented by Jack Nicholson in
what he has called his favorite role). writer-director Henry Jaglom
deserves much credit for extending himself in a way few film-
makers dare: above all, he deserves to have his film seen. A New
York Film Festival Presentation. Ann Arbor Premiere.
The Incredible Shrinking Man
(Jack Arnold, 1957) 7-MLB 4
A mysterious vapor causes a man to shrink until he's only inches
high. The film's imaginative use of special effects features the
hero's panic-stricken escape from a clawing house cat, his efforts
to obtain cheese from a mousetrap in order to survive, and his
use of needle and scissors to fight agant spider.
(Jean-Luc Godard, 1965) 8:45-MLB 4
Thot pulp French movie hero Lemmy Caution (Eddie Constantine)
finds himself surrounded by intrigue on a distant planet ruled by a
tyrant and run by computers. One of the most ingenious and bril-
liantly designed of Godard's films. In French, subtitled.
Morio Bova, 1968) 10:30-MLB 4
Mario Sava, noted for his intriguing atmospheric films, creates a
dazzling evil mastermind, Diabolik, a slilmy leather-suited comic
strip type. See Diabolik coated in molten gold, his girlfriend dressed
in erotic mod attire, and a $10,000,000 theft. With John Phillip Law.