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Friday, July 29, 1977
Judge
NEW YORK IA( - A federal
judge in Brooklyn issued atem-
porary order lesterday that al-
lows continued use of federal
Medicaid f u n d s for elective
abortions at least until next
Wednesday.,
Last October the same judge,
District Judge John Dooling,
thwarted an attempt by Con-
gress to cut off such payments.
Yesterday's ruling came after
the U.S. Supreme Court ordered
him to reconsider.
HEALTH, EDUCATION and
Welfare (HEW) Secretary Jo-
seph Califano has said he is
ready to enforce the congres-
sional effort - known as the
Hyde Amendment-and to cut
off the funds.
But the ruling has the effect
of leaving the federal funds
available to states that want
them for at least one more

TH E MICHIGAN DAILY

Poge Three

extends medicaid abortions

week.
On Wednesday, Dooling will
hear arguments on an applica-
tion from those who want the
payments continued. Tlhey are
seeking a preliimnary injunction
barring enforcement of the
Hyde Amendment.
DOOLING SAID the case was
still "substantial" and the is-
sues "grave."
He said he signed the tem-
porary restraining order yester-
day because he feared an im-
mediate halt of the payments
"could well endanger the lives
of the young poor, who are most
likely to take unwise actions and
seek illegal abortions."
Nancy Stella, a spokeswoman
for the plaintiff American Civil
Liberties Union (ACLU) said
the group regarded Dooling's
ruling 'as a very important
development in its ,continuing

effort to insure that the right of mother's life. legal obligation to provide in-
reproductive choice can be ex- Dooling soon issued an order digent women with assistance
ercised by rich and poor wo- barring the HEW from enforc- for abortions that are not med-
wen alike." ing it. He cited the Supreme icaily necessary, and on June
Court's landmark 1973 abortion 29 it vacated Dooling's order
LAST YEAR, Congress at- r u tin g and said the Hyde and sent the case back to him.
tached the Hyde Amendment to Amendment would effectively It told him to reconsider his
an appropriations bill, barring deny poor women their right to order in light of the new ruling.
use of Medicaid funds for abor- an abortion. Yesterday, l1ooling said re-
tions except when the procedure But on June 20, the Supreme fusal to grant the temporary
was r e q u i r e d to save the Court ruled that states have no See N.Y., Page 7
U.S. aid to Iran stalled

WASHINGTON (A') - Senate
Democratic leader Robert Byrd
announced yesterday that Presi-
dent Carter has agreed to tem-
porarily withdraw his bid to sell
a sophisticated and controver-
sial $1.5 billion radar air de-
fense system to Iran.
Byrd told the Senate Carter

had agreed to repeated bi-par-
tisan requests to give the Con-
gress 30 more days to consider
the proposal.
THE PRESIDENT'S action
came within hours of a 19 to 17
vote by which the House Inter-
national Relations Committee
adopted a resolution disapprov-
ing the sale of seven Airborne
Warning and Control System
(AWACS) aircraft.
"The President's action will
enable us to further examine
the issues that have been raised
in connection with the proposed
sale," Byrd said.
The House committee rejected
a personal appeal from Secre-
tary of State Cyrus Vance in
voting its disapproval of the
sale.
VANCE HAD argued behind
closed doors for more than
three hours in support of the
proposed sale of seven Airborne
Warning and Control System
(AWACS) aircraft and was in
the room when the committee
voted.

He called the vote a great mis-
take which if ratified by the full
House and the Senate could
shake confidence in the con-
stancy of U.S. foreign policy.
Vance said he hoped the de-
cision could be reversed.
MEANWIILE the Senate For-
eign Relations Committee also
prepared to vote on a resolution
of disapproval.
Earlier yesterday. S e n a t e
Democratc Leader Robert Byrd
and Republican leader Howard
Baker urged Carter to recon-
sider and withdraw his sales
request temporarily to give
Congress more time to consider
it.
Vance tokd reporters the ad
minis'ration sees no point to any
delay.
"Delay at this point would
give an image of inconstancy in
terms of carrying out a course
of action oi which we believe it
was necessary and proper ts
embark because it is the inter-
ests this counti v and the sta-
bility of the regiot," Vance said.

Bell to consider charges
against former CIA chief
WASHINGTON (')-Att. Gen. CGiffin Bell said yesterdy the
question of whether to prosecute former CIA director Richard
hlelms has reached his office and "thrre will te deelopimiients on
it in the normal course of events."
Asked if he were talking atbont isossible proseculsi ol Hlelmus
on perjurv charges, the attorney tenetrat refused to specify buit
said he uncidestood the case involves quiestios of possible perjury
or false statements and pissibiy obstructiin of justice.
BUT BELL WOULD say only that the imiatter reached hitni
Tuesday and ultimately he must decide whether to prosecute the
former CIA director.
The CIA earlier had disclosed the Justice IDetuartment was
investigating whether to prosecute Helms for telling a Senate sub-
committee under oath there was no U.S. involvement in the fall
of Marxist Chilean President Salvador Allende's government.
Helms gave that testimony prior to disclosures the CIA had
tried to undermine Allende's government. However, t.S. officials,
See BELL, Page 7

Drunk painting?
Drunk drivers would love this new bridge outside Port Huron, Mi. They could weave back and
forth to their heart's desire, and explain to the police they were just following the line.

Money down the drain,
It isn't unusual in some places to walk into a
restroom and find people crouched on the floor
shooting craps for money. But Bethlehem, Pa. is
not the usual place. It seems that in at least two
toilets someone has been passing money for crap.
Plumber Joseph Kalmar had thrust his plunger into
a stopped-up toilet when out popped a piece of a
$100 bill. He removed the bowl and found $3,000 more
in damaged $100 bills. "I got a call from Kalmer
about 11:30 a.m. Sunday and the rest of the after-
noon I played jigsaw puzzles with $100 bills, taping
these things together," policeman James Doyle said.
No one claimed responsibility for the royal flush so
the police gathered the serial numbers and sent
them via teletype across the country to other depart-
ments in search of clues. "Yep, we checked them,
with rubber gloves of ours," joked Secret Service
Agent Joseph Murphy. Tuesday a cleaning woman
said she found more torn $100 bills in the pipes of
a restaurant toilet. Employes at the Bethlehem

-TODAY-
Sewage Treatment Plant found four complete $100
bills and nine torn bills Tuesday morning. Almost
$4,400 in bills has been recovered and officials say
as long as they contain complete serial numbers, the
banks will accept them. "We had a similar situation
like this two years ago in Tower City," an FBI
agent said. "A little boy got mad at his uncle, took
his money, tore it up and flushed it down the toilet.
That had people fishing in the sewer system."
Happenings
. .. this is a day you wont tell your grandchildren
about, because absolutely nothing is happening (noth-
ing that anyone bothered to tell us about anyway).
There is no lecture in the Pendleton Rm. of the
Union, no group is holdiig a meeting somewhere on
State St., in fact, there is some question as to
whether or not the sun will rise today-keep your
fingers crossed.
A dough nut
Harrison County officials are looking for a Robin

Hood who passed out a different kind of "dough" to
area residents. Rural mailboxes along the Green
Valley section were stuffed Monday with loaves of
bread. "I just couldn't understand it, it (the mail-
box) was stuffed full of bread. I thought somebody
was playing a trick," said Mrs. Charles Cleer. Bill
Steinhilber, the assistant manager of the nearby
Garden Fresh Market, said the bread apparently
was stolen from a stack of several thousand loaves
temporarily being kept outside the store. Cleer said
she appreciated the gesture, but she wasn't taking
any chances with her bread. She fed it to her dog.
On the outside
This string of idyllic weather will continue -in a
moment, but first there will be a brief pause for
Mother Nature to vent her rath. In other words,
thunderstorms are scheduled for this morning, but
skies will be sunny by early afternoon, and the high
will be near 80. Tonight's low will be in the low 60s.

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