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Thursday, July 14, 1977


Page Three

I MsnaK. 'sy N-DIYb un hs
Senate OK's N-bombfuds

WASHINGTON (--By a 58 to 35 vote,
the Senate yesterday rejected a move
led by Sen. Mark. Hatfield (R-Ore.) to
cut out funds for the warheads intended
for use by NATO forces in Western
The voting s'us a victory for President
('Arter, who said Tuesday that while he
ha, made no final decision on whether
to add the weapons to the U.S. nuclear
arsenal, they are needed in the national
AFTER VOTING to approve funding
for neutron warheads, the Senate turned
to a compromise proposal by Sen. Ed-
ward Kennedy (1-Mass.) which would
give the Senate authority to veto a pro-
duction decision by the President.
The vote came after the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee hurriedly accepted
an Arms Control Impact statement re-
quired by law before Congress could
approve funding for any new entry to

the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
In a last-minute bid for sttpport, Car-
ter had sent the Senate a report saying
the neutron weapons, which could kill
people w i t h o u t destroying property,
would neither improve nor worsen the
chances for limiting the nuclear arms
HATFIELD AND other opponents say
the weapons would give a president the
false assurance that he could use them
without prompting all-out nuclear war.
Installed on Lance missiles and artil-
lery shells, they are designed to do.
more damage with concentrated radia-
tion than with heat and explosive power
and thus can be targeted more precisely,
supporters say.
The report said that to the extent that
the Soviet Union or other Warsaw Pact
nations were aware that neutron war-
heads would be used against them, an
invasion of Western Europe becomes less
likely and chances are reduced that a

U.S. president would he called to decide
to unleash nutclear weapotns.
SEN. JOHN Sparkman )(D-Ala.), chair-
utan of the Foreign Relations panel, said
the Senate should postpone any decision
on the neutron warheads until Carter
indicates clearly whether he wants it
produced and deployed for potential ttse
by NATO forces in Western Ettrope.
Of the arms control impact statement,
Sparkman said, "I don't think it really
anstwers all the questions."
The committee's ranking Republican,
Clifford Case of New Jersey said, "My
guess is we will find a way to wait for
the President's decisionW before taking
final action."
EVEN THOUGH Carter has tirged Con-
gress to approve money for building
neutron weapons, he says he has made
no final decision on building and deploy-
ing the weapons. '
Supporters of producing the weapons

ay they are needled b NAT foices in
Western EKoi ope to offset the Warsaw
Pact's greater troop and timk strength
in-the event of an 'tack.
Earlier, latfield disputed adminiistra-
tion claims that the fetro t warheads
will do more to deter ntilear war be-
Catst of their prtocisitti.
"THAT IS A MYTII," siid l atfield,
who has substantial I)mtisoratic sttpport
itt the test of strenith hetweets the White
Hlottse and Congress.
IDemocrats sltppmrting hatfield include
Sens. Edward Ketnedy of M ssachtisettn
and Oick ('lark of Iowa.
Sen. San Nunn (I)Ga, a member of
the Senate Aried Services Committee
and a nelttron bomb supporter, said the
weapons are no different froth tactical
nuclear weapons t t r e a d y tnder the
President's control fur ttse if war broke
out in Western Europe,
Ile echoed Carter, who in urging the
See SENATE, Page 6

Tuition hikes budget
on Regents agenda

Tuition increases and the Uni-
versity's 1977-78 budget will be
the major items of concern to-
day and tomorrow as the Board
of Regents holds its monthly
Although the state legisla-
ture's appropriation for the Uni-
versity is about $1 million more
than expected, University Vice-
President for State Relations
and Secretary of the University
Richard Kennedy s a i d that
would have no affect on the pro-
jected nine per cent tuition hike.
"I HATE to make a predic-
tion at this time, but I don't
think it will be reduced," said
Kennedy explained the pro-
posed budget was $2 milli n out
of balance, and the legislature's
appropriation only went about
halfway towards filling the gap.
"The appropriation reduces
the deficit, but if we cut the
tuition hike, what we have left
svould be a diffictilt amnount to
TtE SENATE had acted to
close the entire deficit by offer-
ing a $122.2 million appropria-
tion for the University. But the
House voted for a lower figure.
A conference committee ironed
out the differences in the higher
education appropriations b il1,
and settled on a $121,583,400 to-
tal for fiscal year 1978.

The Regents will also consider
alternatives for the composi-
tion of the Board in Control of
Intercollegiate Athletics. The al-
ternatives, offered by Vice-
President Kennedy, are intended
to reduce the size of the Board
to make it more manageable,
and efficient.
Currently the Board consists
of 19 members. Among the pro-
posed alternatives are lowering
the size to 15, 13, or 11 mem-
bers. These alternatives all set
student membership at two.
Thle Regents will also consider
a recommendation for an in-
crease in the daily service

charge at University Hospital.
The $15 increase will cover in-
creases in salary and non-salary
During the public participa-
tion session at 4 p.m. today the
Regents will hear an address
from Dumi Martz, a South Afri-
can exile and member of the
African N a t i o n a 1 Congress
(ANC) of South Africa.
Martz is expected to address
the Regents on the University's
investments in South Africa. The
University holds some $43 mil-
lion in stocks in different com-
panies which bolster the apar-
theid regime.

Negotiations continue in
citfy bus workers' strilke
Bargaining teams representing the Ann Arbor Transportation
Authority (AATA) and striking members of the Transportation
Employes Union (TEU) completed their second day of mediated
contract talks yesterday.
"We didn't sign out any of the issues," said TEU spokesperson
Jim McCarger, "but the feeling of the TEU bargaining team is
that there seems to be some movement."
"THE CONCEPTS behind some of the remaining issues were
hammered out," McCarger added.
TEU members are in the third day of the walkout which be-
gan Monday after the union rejected AATA's final contract offer.

New heights
This little boy proves that water fountains in parks aren't
just for decoration, as he mounts one and attempts to give
his foot a new kind of water massage.


Kiddie crooks
Thieves who spurn cameras and more valuable
items have struck again, grabbing a piggy bank,
smashing it and bicycling away with their pock-
ets budging with $80 worth of pennies, nickels,
dimes and quarters. The burglars, dubbed the "pig-
gy bank thieves" by police, are thought to be be-
tween eight and ten years old. Last week they
snatched two other piggy banks in a burglary,
but left behind an expensive camera and other
valuables. In the latest theft, computer operator
Janet Lane Fisher, 28, said she returned home
Monday to find her piggy bank smashed on a
sidewalk. She said it contained $62.50 in change
and $20 in valuable coins.

..begin at noon iin the Pendleton Rm. of the
Union where Marietta Bayliss will sing and play
the guitar ... at 2 and again at 3:30 the Public
Library will present three free children's films
.. there will be a meeting of the Christian Sci-
ence Organization tonight at 7:15 in Rm. 4304 of
the Union ... and at 8 Paul Wey has an organ
recital at Hill Aud.
Political payoff
Mayor Abe Beame, who has plenty of experi-
ence paying off debts, has paid off another one
- five gallons of clam chowder to Baltimore Mayor
William Schaefer. Beame bet Schaefer five gal-
lons of Manhattan clam chowder on Monday night's

Yankee-Oriole baseball game. The Yankees lost,
4-3. Schaefer put five gallons of Maryland crab
soup on the game, which was nationally televised
from Baltimore.
On the outside
There is an old saying arsiund this stale that
goes, "If you don't like Michigan weather, stick
around a minute and it will change." Careful
readers will note that it does not say that the
change will make the weather any better, and that
is the case with today. Although the threat of rain
is gone, and skies will be sunny, the temperature
will jump back up to the 90 mark, and the hu-
midity will be just as high. So, it looks like it's
back to sticky weather again. Tonight's low will
be in the upper 60"s.

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