The Michigan Daily-Thursday, August 10, 1978-Page 7
Carter holds hope for cities' funds
WASHINGTON (AP) - President proposal to funnel an additional $1 made substantial progress" toward a unemployment stayed over 5 percent,
ter told 13 mayors yesterday that he - billion a year to cities with high unem- Senate compromise on the $1 billion either nationally or locally. National
s a chance of reviving a stymied ployment and other symptoms of fiscal aid bill. unemployment is now 6.2 percent.
posal to funnel another $1 billion a distress. A House subcommittee voted AN ADMINISTRATION source said
r to distressed cities. 7-6 on Aug. 2 to defer the measure, "WE HAVE REASON to believe now there was still discussion of whether the
fter the White House meeting, which would kill it for this Congress. we can salvage fiscal assistance," he trigger should be 5 percent of 6 percent
roit Mayor Coleman Young, head of Carter said the subcommittee "did said. but that under administration projec-
elegation from the U.S. Conference not give it adequate attention," but said The administration had originally tions the result of the two-tier program
Mayors, said he felt the aid proposal that thanks to the mayors' lobbying, proposed a $1 billion program to would be about $1 billion in total aid,
ild be salvaged despite a setback in "We still have a chance of redeeming replace one expiring Sept. 30, but though the figure could go higher.
House last week. that." Young told reporters that mayors, Young also said the mayors were lob-
was Carter's first meeting with PRESIDENTIAL AIDE Gene Eiden- House leaders and the administration bying for a continuation of federal
resentatives of the mayors group berg said arter asked the mayors to were close to an agreement on a public service jobs through the Com-
e they endorsed his urban program report personally to him about what slightly different approach with prehensive Employment and Training
an it was unveiled March 27. "We they had heard in their lobbying drive. Democratic Sens. Russell Long of Act, commonly known as the CETA
1 support it,". Young told the Besides Young, those attending the Louisiana, Edmund Muskie of Maine, program.
sident during the meeting. White House meeting were the mayors William Hathaway of Maine and Daniel Caliguiri said CETA was in trouble in
'HE MAYORS were here to lobby for of Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Newark, Moynihan of New York. Congress because of bad publicity
eral urban spending proposals. Car- Jersey City and Trenton, N.J.; New Young said the compromise would be caused by scandals in a relatively few
met them after flying back to Orleans, Birmingham, Ala.; Syracuse, added to some other bill by the Senate programs.
shington from New York City, N.Y.; El Paso, Texas; Lafayette, La.; and returned to the House in a con- Young said failure to continue the
are he had stayed overnight at the Waltham, Mass., and St. Paul, Minn. ference. House Speaker Thomas program would plunge Detroit and
yoral mansion after signing a $1.65 Pittsburgh Mayor Richard Caliguiri O'Neill told the mayors Tuesday he other cities into deficit, and possibly
on federal loan guarantee package said the session was "very productive." favored that approach. sparka nationwide recession.
the city. "We certainly are behind him," Under the developing compromise, He credited Detroit's 5,000 CETA jobs
e told the mayors that some parts of Caliguiri said. ' $500 million would be guaranteed to the with a large part in trimming his city's
urban program "are in danger of Young said of Carter's programs, most depressed areas, then an ad- unemployment rate from 23 percent to 9
being passed by the Congress." "There's no question they're in trouble, ditional $30 million would be added for percent in three years. "CETA has
e referred specifically to his but since we've been here I think we've each tenth of a percentage point that been the difference," he said.
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP)-Lebanon
is proposing to make this battered
Mediterranean capital an "open city"
to end hostilities between Syrian
peacekeeping forces and local rightist
Christian militias, informed sources
Sources said the proposal to
demilitarize the financial and commer-
cial center was part of a stage-by-stage
security plan to end the fighting in the
capital of a country that is slightly
smaller than Connecticut.
In Lebanese parlance, "open city"
means removal of the barriers that
have hampered movement between
Christian and Moslem sectors of the
capital since the 1975-76 civil war.
AS LEBANESE authorities for-
mulated the proposal, a 36-hour lull in
fighting in Christian neighborhoods was
proposes Beirut as 'open city'
.shattered by rockets and artillery fire
at dawn. About 250 Christians have died
in clashes with the Syrian peackeeping
forces since fighting began July 1.
The current lull in the Beirut fighting
is being used to reinforce positions on
both sides, witnesses said.
Meanwhile, Israel denied Syrian
government press reports that more
than 400 Israeli military experts were
helping rightists fight Syrians. In
Washington, a State Department
spokesman said there was no evidence
that Israel had sent American-made
weapons to the Christians.
THE SYRIANS had joined the
Christian rightists in fighting off leftist
Moslems during the civil war, but fric-
tions developed between the former
allies after the Syrians stayed on to
keep peace in rightist neighborhoods.
The Syrians also have been angered by
alleged Israeli aid to rightist Christians
Yesterday, Lebanese authorities or-
dered Israeli peace crusader Abie
Nathan to sail out of Lebanese
territorial waters without delivering a
cargo of emergency supplies to victims
of the conflict. Nathan had appealed for
Col. Sami Khatih, Lebanese com-
mander of the Syrian-dominated
peacekeeping army, left Beirut to
discuss the security plan with the
Syrian government of President Hafez
Assad, according to sources.
"THERE ARE SECURITY
arrangements being taken to defuse
tensions in the capital," Khatib said
before his departure. "But it will not be
in the nation's interests to-reveal these
arrangements at the moment."
Khatib spoke after a lengthy con-
ference with President Elias Sarkis,
Premier Salim el Hoss, and Fuad
Butros, foreign and defense minister.
But sources said the plan involves:
-A cease fire between Syrians and
rightists in the Christian sector of the
-A pullout of the Syrian
peacekeeping forces from Christian
neighborhoods, to be replaced by
regrouped units of the Lebanese army
and internal security forces.
-Disarmament of rightist militias in
the Christian sector and leftists in the
-Syrians taking up positions around
the capital to intervene when security
-Syrians control of Palestinian
guerrillas in refugee camps and shanty
towns of Beirut's southern fringes.
TAs testify at hearing
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decide whether GSAs are primarily
employees, as GEO contends, or
students receiving their assistantships
as a form of financial aid, as the
THE FIRST GSA to testify yesterday
was William McNown, who was first
questioned by GEO counsel Mark
Cousens at 10 a.m.
Cousens tried to show that McNown,
like other TAs, must perform well at his
job in order to keep it, as do employees
in almost every field. This is contrary
to University claims that a GSA's
academic progress is often the primary
factor in determining whether his
teaching assistantshipwll be renewed.
McNown testified that two of his
superiors in his division, (biological
sciences) told him they had received
many complaints from his students
about his teaching. After finding that he
had not been rehired for the fall, 1978
term, McNown talked with one of the
supervisors, Bill Dawson.
According to the testimony, Dawson
told McNown that his "appointment
would be continued if a professor in the
division accepted me to teach for his
MC NOWN ADDED that later 'he
(Dawson) said the professor in charge
of the (one) course I might be able to
teach didn't want to take me as a TA."
The former Ph.D. candidate insists
his academic progress had nothing to
do with the dismissal, since his average
was "in advance of the retention
requirement for staying in graduate
The second witness, Barbara Wein-
stein, told Cousens she had taken her
assistantship solely for the money.
When she was cross-examined in the af-
ternoon by University counsel Robert
Veracruysee, however, she elaborated
on that, saying, "I wanted a job so that I
could have some income so I could con-
tinue with school."
GEORGE VASCIK, who was a TA
last winter term, supported the idea
that GSAs are employees, sayingthe
only reason he ever wanted to grade
papers was because he "needed the
Cousens' examination of Charles
Franklin, a political science Ph.D can-
didate, discounted the idea that
assistantships are always cognate
learning experiences for the recipients,
which would support their
classification as studenta.
The hearings resume this morning at
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