The Michigan Daily--Thursday, May 11, 1978--Page 7
CARTER AGREES TO COMPROMISE:
More planes for
WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Carter, on the eve of crucial congres-
sional committee votes on his proposed
three-way Mideast arms sale, agreed
yesterday to sell 20 additional jet
fighters to Israel in the future.
White House press secretary Jody
Powell announced an apparent ad-
ministration compromise with
congressional critics of Carter's plan-
ned $4.8 billion warplane package for
Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
POWELL REFERRED to the com-
promise as an administration commit-
ment to Israel. He said it "meets the
responsible concerns" of Senate and
House members who had questioned
the planned delivery of sophisticated F-
15 fighters to Saudi Arabia and F15s to
Word of Carter's decision came one
day after Defense Secretary Harold
Brown relayed to members of two
congressional committees -a formal
statement of Saudi Arabian assurances
to use U.S.-supplied fighters only for
Carter wants to sell 75 F-16s and 15 F-
15s to Israel, 60 F-15s to Saudi Arabia
and 50 F-5s to Egypt. The compromise
is aimed at blunting congressional op-
position, which revolves about the
planned companion sale of
sophisticated F-15s to Saudi Arabia.
THE COMPROMISE had been
rumored throughout the week as sup-
porters and opponents of the irms sales
package manuevered to win allies on
Powell said Carter will support the
sale of 20 additional F-15s to Israel in the
mid 1980s. He added that the ad-
ministration will give "sympathetic
consideration" to Israeli requests for
still more modern warplanes in the
Sen. George McGovern (D-S.D.), a
member of the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee, said the White
House announcement "greatly in-
creases the chances the arms sale will
ACTUALLY, THE question before
McGovern's panel and the House Inter-
national Relations Committee is
whether to support resolutions rejec-
ting the arms deal. The two committees
have scheduled votes on the issue
Sen. Frank Church (D-Idaho) called
the administration offer a "bonafide ef-
fort" at compromise but said it has not
produced the kind of consensus inside
the committee needed to head off "a
bruising debate" on the Senate floor.
And key House opponents of the war-
plane sales package said Carter's offer
is not enough. They said they're trying
to win a promise that the president also
will sell additional F-16s to Israel.
'CERTAINLY that statement is very
helpful," Rep. Dante B. Fascell (D-
Fla.) said. "But it appears that it is not
enough." Fascell said some opponents
are also trying to get Carter to sell
Saudi Arabia fewer than the 60 F-15s
Rep. Clement Zablocki (D-Wis.),
chairman of the International Relations
Committee, said, however, he remains
confident his panel will defeat any
resolutions of disapproval.
BOTH THE HOUSE and Senate must
pass resolutions of disapproval or the
arms sales go through.
Administration officials repeatedly
have said Carter will not change the
basic terms of the proposed sales
package, but would commit the United
States to a subsequent sale of additional
planes to Israel.
Shevchenko's wife takes own life
MOSCOW (AP) - The wife of Soviet defector the Soviet Union in early April. Neither he nor his that he was a secret American agent.
Arkady Shevchenko took her own life in her Moscow mother was able to speak with Shevchenko after he an- In Moscow, Mrs. Shevchenko told reporters she had
apartment, her son said yesterday. nounced his decision, the younger Shevchenko said, returned for fear the Americans would seize her and
Leongina Shevchenko, 49, died Monday from an Shevehenko, who left his U.N. post as under- her daughter.
overduse of sleeping pills, according to well-informed secretary-general for political and Security Council af- "He is a marvelous father and husband. He cannot
Soviet sources. Her body was found Tuesday in a closet fairs and sought permission to remain in the United live without his work and his family. I am 100 percent
in the apartment she shared with her daughter, Anya, States, appealed in his statement for help from the U.S. sure he will be returning," she said.
16. government to bring his daughter back to the United Victor Louis, Moscow correspondent of the London
In New York, her husband charged that his wife was States. Evening News who is known to have close contact with
kept from speaking with him about his decision not to Shevchenko, 47, locked his office and stopped coming the Kremlin, reported that it appeared Mrs. Shev-
go home. He said the Soviets forced her to return to to work April 6. Later he let it be known that he had chenko took her own life "because she could not bear
Moscow. refused an order from the Soviet government to come the Moscow explanation that Mr. Shevchenko was in-
home on an official visit. volved with American intelligence."
"The death of my wife has been a heavy blow for His lawyer said at the time that Mrs. Shevchenko left Shevchenko had explained his refusal by saying he
me," said Shevchenko in a statement released through with Anya on the same plane her husband was to have had "serious differences" with the Soviet government.
his lawyer. "I did not even have the chance to talk with taken. She had been escorted to the airport by Soviet He said he had assurances that his family would not
her after my decision to break with the Soviet gover- diplomats, but she told authorities she was returning to suffer asa consequence of his decision.
nment because-and I am convinced of this-they for- the Soviet Union of her own free will, he said. Shevchenko announced April 26 that he had reached
ced her to return to Moscow." The Soviets blamed Shevchenko's refusal to return agreement with Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim on
Their son Gennady, who like his father entered the on a "frameup" by U.S. intelligence agents. There termination of his U.N. service. The United Nations
Soviet foreign service, said his mother "was in a were reports that the diplomat had a drinking problem said he settled for $76,116.
terrible state" after her husband refused to return to and was having an affair. There was also speculation
as Moro laid to rest
ROME (AP) - Aldo Moro was buried was found Tuesday saying they wanted
by his embittered family yesterday in a no state funeral or other public com-
secluded village cemetery north of memoration.
here, miles from a mounting political The government, nevertheless,
furor over his assassination and from scheduled a state funeral service for
the continuing wave of urban terrorism Saturday in Rome, without the body.
besieging this nation. Despite the family's expressed op-
Eleonora Moro wept openly as the position to public mourning, millions of
coffin was placed in the tomb after the Italians paid homage to Moro Wed-
private service. "Addios goodbye, nesday in rallies, work stoppages and
Aldo," she said. quiet personal tributes.
Italy's chief police official, Interior Cossiga announced he was resigning
Minister Francesco Cossiga, resigned "in order to ensure the necessary
in face of the growing backlash to the serenity" for a government review of
government's failure to save the for- its handling of the Moro case.
mer premier. The Republicans, one of five parties
In Milan, a four-member "kneecap- supporting the Christian Democrat
ping" team gunned down an in- government, asked Premier Giulio An-
dustrialist. And in Turin, an imprisoned dreotti to summon a meeting of the five
leader of Moro's Red Brigades kidnap- parties' leaders to discuss Cossiga's
pers ominously warned that the siege of resignation and other problems linked
terror is not about to end. with Moro's death and "the necessary,
Four hundred mourners - all family severe struggle against terrorism."
members and friends - attended the Police in Milan said three men and a
funeral service in Torrita Tiberina, a woman shot and wounded industrialist
village 30 miles north of Rome where Franco Giacomazzi in the legs. The vic-
the Moro's reside. tim is an executive of the state-run
The widow and her children, who had Montedison chemical company.
appealed to the government to The shooting had all the trademarks
negotiate with the kidnappers in hopes of an attack by the urban guerrilla Red
of saving -his life, issued a *terse Brigades, police said, but the Milan
statement after his bullet-riddled body' See MORO'S.Page 10
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