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arter visits nuclear facilit
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP)-President breeder reactor.
Carter tried yesterday to reassure IN HIS OPENING remarks to the authorized $80 million for the breeder repayment to Senate Minority Leader
scientists worried about his nuclear scientists and energy officials, the reactor that would produce weapons- Howard Baker for his support of Car-
energy policies, declaring that atomic president said the research and grade nuclear material. He said. the ter's position on ,the Panama Canal
energy research will be increasingly development work at Oak Ridge "is project would imperil his effort to halt treaties and of the administration sale
important to the nation. going to be of increasing importance. the spread of nuclear weapons and of warplanes to Egypt, Israel and Saudi
Carter told the scientists that success We are now addressing questions that technology by producing more Arabia.
in the energy field is "heavily on your have not been addressed adequately." plutonium than it would consume.
shoulders." Though the Clinch River is less than BESIDES THE concern that the In an interview before Carter's
Carter stopped in Oak Ridge to ease five miles from Oak Ridge, Carter's plutonium can be converted for use in arrival at Oak Ridge, Baker said he
the scientists' worries over several agenda included neither a trip to the atomic bombs, Carter has said the would continue efforts to keep the Clin-
nuclear projects he opposed or has can- site of the proposed $2.2 billion reactor technology may be outdated before the ch River reactor project alive, but ad-
celed, but he ignored the issue the nor discussions of it with officials. project is built. ded: "I don't know if we can pull it off."
scientists find most controversial-his Carter used his first veto as president Carter's visit to Oak Ridge and to The issue is being debated in
veto of a bill funding the Clinch River on Nov. 5 to reject a bill that would have Knoxville,Tenn., was also seen as congressional committees.
day after th
Police -arrest 300 in Trident sub protest
,Wash. (AP)-Nearly 300 seto rsaeepce otk h
ors wereArre arly y spent on arms, are expected to take the fence into the base while the others SOME OF THE demonstrators went
ey climbed a 6-foot-tall bar- brunt of criticism leveled by Third cheered. limp and had to be dragged to waiting
ence and gathered on a World leaders who want a major por- WORKERS AT THE base entered at buses by authorities, but there was no
[ inside the Trident nuclear tion of weapons expenditures diverted another gate and there was no confron- violence. The arrested demonstrators
base to protest international to development. tation between them and the protesters. were taken to the base gymnasium for
ponry. The session is not expected to "Everyone was well-trained and it processing.
natrators, holding a United produce agreements on swbd isgtii t went just as planned," said Amy Construction at the 7,200-acre, $640-
g and singing "We Shall issues but to provide an agenda to guide Hagopian of Live Without Trident, an million Trident base on the Kitsap
'said they were trying to - Slate Patrol Sgt. ta. W oser uto h es in
sai tey er tyin t - u edipat m R t tkW. Borshears organizer of the demonatralon. Peninsula began in October 1974, and
tion to the U.N. General estimated 1,000 persona gathered out- "I think this is just the start of it," the first of the nuclear-armed subs is
pecial session on nuclear side the Trident base yesterday mor- said Toni Mirosevich, a protest scheduled for delivery by spring 1981.
nt. ning, and about one-third of them used organizer. "Hopefully, what we'll see is The Navy plans 13 of the 550-foot-long
,GES were filed, pending an ladders and rua rpmnant.to th a whole lot of actions, but smaller ac- submarines.
appearance before a federal
magistrate later in the day.
The demonstrators said earlier they
planned "bail solidarity-no one will
leve jail on hail or personal recognizan-
ce until all are released on personal
World leaders will be meeting at U.N.
headquarters in New York City for the
five-week session starting today to
discuss ways of trimming global arms
spending, now nearly $400 billion a year
THE UNITED STATES and the
Soviet Union, which together account
for more than half the annual total
g sca lll1riClllllb6 S le Me
tions, through the summer."
Local arms race watchers gather
the Kremlin do."
PURSELL AND CARR were not as
specific in their recommendations.
Carr, a member of the House Armed
Services Committee and one of twelve
advisors from that chamber to the
SALT delegation, told the group during
an afternoon session that he is the
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manager for a bill that will arrive on
the floor this week calling for a $3.5
billion cut in the Defense Department's
budget recommended by the Armed
"The Armed Services Committee has
hung military ornaments on the
Christmas tree until it almost topples
over from the weight of money," said
Carr of the budget. The Democrat
criticized legislators for wasting
money, citing what he called "the
notion that you can defend a country
just by throwing dollars at the Soviets
who are presumably paddling up the
Carr agreed with Singer that there
has been "a scare campaign" about the
chances of aggression on the part of the
Soviet Union against the West.
PURSELL SAID the last 30 years of
arms escalation represent a failure on
thepart of the world's leaders. He noted
that he has opposed the neutron bomb,
B-1 bomber, and the Trident submarine
system proposed by the Navy.
When asked "Why is the post-
Vietnam Congress so hawkish?" Carr
disagreed with the premise, saying,
"The Congress is willing to hold the line
(on military spending)." Pursell,
however, said he felt Congress is in-
clined to pro-military proposals and
pointed to the recent defeat of House
Resolution 195, which called for a $4.8
billion reduction in the defense budget.
He said the SALT II talks have made
Congress afraid of giving up anything
which might be negotiable later.
When questioned, Carr said the
Mideast jet sales "should have been
disapproved," but said he did not agree
that it is in all cases wrong to sell
military equipment to both sides in an
area of conflict.
DURING AN interview following the
forum, Carr defended his support for
the neutron bomb. He said, "There is no
foundation in fact" for the argument
that the intense radiation bomb is more
likely to be used because of its limited
target and precision. He emphasized
that since it is a nuclear weapon there
will be an automatic disinclination to
use it. During the question period Carr
said the number of neutron bombs, if
approved, would be "in the tens."
'Following Singer's morning address,
the group broke up into workshops for
the late morning and early afternoon.
In the session called "How Much
Defense is Really Enough?" a slide
show by the Mobilization for Survival
organization was shown. "If (people
through history) could conceive of a
weapon, they always built it," said a
voice accompanying the slides depic-
ting warfare, "If they could build a
weapon, they always used it."
The forum was held to bring attention
to the arms issue which will be
discussed at the U.N. beginning today.
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