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The Michigan Daily
Vol. LXXXVII, No. 6-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, May 11, 1977 Ten Cents Twelve Pages
Carter asks tougher NA T

LO N DON {P} - President
Carter capped his first round of
summitry yesterday by telling
the North Atlantic alliance to
toughen up because the Com-
munists are building a offen-
sive force in Europe.
Carter said the North Atlantic
T r e a t y Organization should
make "high priority itmprove-
ments" on, the European forces,
report on progress in December
and submit a full program to a
NATO summit nekt spring in
THE PRESIDENT spoke to a
NATO ministerial meeting in
gilded, red-carpeted Lancaster
House near Parliament. He
spent the rest of the day talking
privately with individual prime
ministers of NATO countries.
Carter was blunt in his speech.
"The threat facing the alli-
ance has grown steadily in re-
cent years," he said. "The So-
viet Union has achieved essen-
tial nuclear equivalence. Its
theater nuclear forces have
been strengthened.
"THE WARSAW Pact's con-
ventional forces in Europe em-
phasize an offensive posture.
These forces are much stronger
than needed for any defense pur-
"Since 1965, new ground and
air weapons have been intro-
duced in most major categories:
See CARTER, Page 7

PRESIDENT CARTER and NATO Secretary General Joseph Luns confer over some papers at the opening ceremony of the NATO
Summit conference yesterday. Carter made a speech and emphasized the importance of f u r t h e r strengthening NATO forces
throughout Europe in retaliation for the buildup of troops by non-NATO countries.

Senate committee in
favor of Cuban trade

WASHINGTON () - The Senate Foreign Re-
lations Committee voted yesterday to partiall
lift the trade embargo against Cuba to permit
that nation to purchase agricultural, food and
medical supplies in the U. S. market.
However it balked at opening U. S. markets
to exports of sugar and other Cuban agricultural
products after senators heard arguments that
such a step would give away an important bar-
gaining chip in continuing negotiations with the
gos'ernment of President Fidel Castro.
THE AMENDMENT, a diluted form of the pro-
posal offered by Sen. George McGovern, was
adopted 10 to 6.
The original McGovern amendment would have
lifted the embargo on imports of Cuban agricul-
tural products and medicines entirely.
However, Sen. Richard Stone, D-Fla., many
of whose constituents are exiled anti-Castro Cu-
bans, said this amendment would give away vital
U. S. bargaining leverage just at the time that
negotiations with Cuba are beginning to yield
KEEPING TIIT leverage, he said, could open
the way for negotiations on such matters as the
long-pending requests of more than 1,000 U. S.
citizens still in Cuba to leave the country.
The vote clearing the amendment for floor
action by the full Senate came after nearly two
hours of debate. There was no immediate word
on when the measure might be taken up by the
President Carter had told McGovern he would
not oppose the McGovern amendment, which was
tacked onto the pending State Department auth-

"ization bill, and State Department represen-
:ives present for the session maintained that
-seance of neutrality.
BUT CULVER Gleysteen, 'the State Depart-
ment's coordinator of Cuban affairs and a mem-
ber of the negotiating team dealing with Cuba,
said the prospect of renewed Cuban sugar exports
to the lucrative U. S. market gave the negotiat-
ing team the most problems.
The amendment passed by the committee would
permit Cuba to purchase medical supplies and
such agricultural products as rice, oats, barley
and wheat in the United States. It would be a
significant benefit to the Cubans in that it would
greatly reduce shipping costs. Ctba is only 90
miles from the U. S. coastline.
McGovern has contended lifting ,the embargo
to permit Cuba to export food products to the
,United States would have been a hard-headed
business proposition which also would improve
the political climate between the two nations
and, hopefully, lead to further negotiations and
"IT DOES seem to me that a limited action on
the part of the Congress doesn't need to compro-
mise our negotiators at all," McGovern said.
Sen. Hubert 11. Humphrey, D-Minn., called, the
final compromise "a modest concession." But
Stone called it "a major, major concession"
which grants Cuba something of value without
insisting on something of value in return.
The embargo against Cuba was imposed in
1960 but that embargo allowed trade to continue
in food, medicine and agricultural products. How-
ever, trade in those areas was closed off in 1964,
completing the sanctions against Cuba.

VP hopefuls screened
Twelve members of the Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs (SACUA) and two student representatives
sat down earlier this week to start screening applicant's for
the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Frank Rhodes is the current Vice President but will
vacate the position to become the president of Cornell Uni-
versity on August 1.
THE MAN or woman to be chosen by President Robben
Fleming and the Regents to fill Rhodes' position will be
second in power and responsibility only to President Fleming
in the University's administrative bureaucracy. The Vice
President for Academic Affairs is responsible for drawing
up the University's yearly budget and has widespread power
->ver academic departments, budget cuts and tuition
increases, among other things.
Out of a total of 47 applicants for the position, the screen-
ing committee will choose five or six hopefuls by June 15.
These candidates will then be reviewed by President Flem-
ing, who will ultimately make his recommendation to the
Board of Regents.
THE NEWLY elected Chairman of SACUA, Charles Leh-
mann has said the names of applicants will not be made
public at this time because, "for some people working at
other institutions it would be embarrassing to have their
names exposed."
Fleming has kept a list of the names of the applicants
but has indicated he will pay little attention to the matter
until the SACUA group has reduced the number to a handful.
Professor of Social Work Harold Johnson has been named
by the committee to act as a liaison between minority groups
who wish to express particular concern regarding the search
for a new Vice-President and SACUA. Assistant Director of
the Law Library, Margaret Leary, and Assistant Professor
of Internal Medicine, May Votaw have been chosen to act
on behalf of any concerns womens groups may have in re-
gards to the review and selection. Steve Carnevale and David
Vogel are the student representatives on the screening com-

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