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Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 16-S
Wednesday, May 24, 1978
Sixteen Pages

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session begins

Doily Photo by JOHN KNOX
POSTAL CARRIER Cal Foster's load may be a it heavier during the coming
days as local letter-writers hurry to send off their correspondence before the
two-cent rate hike goes into effect next Mondgy.
2-cent stamp jump

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N.
General Assembly opened a five-week
session on disarmament yesterday in a
massive effort to slow down an arms
race costing the world almost $400
billion a year. It is the first world-level
discussion of the matter since 1932.
Similar talks date back as far as 1899
when Czar Nicholas II of Russia
initiated an international conference at
the Hague that produced a ban on the
dum-dum bullet.
YUGOSLAV Deputy Foreign
Minister Lazar Mojsov opened the
session, saying "History and the
peoples whom we represent here will
not forgive us if we do not use this op-
portunity fully."
Mojsov, who will preside over the
session, reminded that major par-
ticipants in the arms race have the
capacity to "kill several times over
every man, woman and child in the
world."
Seventy-three top government of-
ficials, including 20 heads of state and
53 cabinet ministers, from the 149 U.N.
member nations will speak.
THE WORLD Peace Association has
presented U.N. Secretary-General Kurt
Waldheim with a petition, calling for
world disarmament, signed by a repor-
ted 500 million people in more than 100
countries.
Yugoslav Prime Minister Veselin
Djuranovic was to be the first speaker.
U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale
was scheduled to be the second, this af-
ternoon.
Mo'ndale's speech could yield in-
dications of the U.S. stand in the next
round of Strategic Arms Limitation
Talks (SALT) with the Soviet Union, to
begin Friday in Washington.

keeps P.O
By R. J. SMITH
The 13-cent stamp is getting quite
a licking these days before its May
29 retirement. Neither snow, rain,
nor proverbial darkness will delay
city residents from standing in lines
to buy two-cent stamps to sup-
plement their supply of 13-centers
after that date and dashing off let-
ters to just about anyone before they
need three nickels to drop a line.
"I'm gonna get my bills out before
the end of the month, you bet," said
postal customer Robert Luttman,
reflecting the attitude of many Ann

. hopping'
Arbor people.
THOSE HARDEST hit by the rate
hikes are those who send out large
volumes of mail, generally small
businesses.
"The rates certainly are affecting
me," said Rich Paullin. "We run an
information service for people in-
volved in nutrition planning. We
send out a journal, and so if all our
rates are going up, it's going to
hurt."
The two-cent hike also seems to be
affecting others as well. "I'm
See STAMP, Page 14

BOTH THE principals in the talks -
Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and
Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei
Gromyko - are expected to be present
for the Mondale address. Gromyko will
speak at the U.N. session Friday before
flying to Washington.
The Washington talks will center on
agreements for lowering limits on long-
range nuclear weapon delivery vehicles
to replace those set in the 1974
Vladivostok agreement, which permit-
ted 2,400 long-range missiles and bom-
bers.
Paul Warnke, the United States' chief
specialist in arms negotiations, yester-
See U.S., Page8
House
app roves
tenant
bill
LANSING (UPI) - Months of patient
negotiations by tenants' rights ad-
vocates were rewarded yesterday when
the state House overwhelmingly passed
a bill allowing- suits against landlords
who use certain illegal clauses in their
leases.
Backers of the bill said a high percen-
tage of Michigan leases contain clauses
which have been struck down in court
cases, including provisions relieving
landlords of legal responsibilities and
forcing tenants to waive their rights.
ALTHOUGH these provisions are
unenforceable, many tenants do not
realize this and abide by them anyway,
they said.
The bill, which allows tenants to sue
for as much as $500 over these clauses,
was supported by the state's major lan-
dlord groups after its sponsors made a
number of concessions designed to
protect those who stumble into uninten-
tional violations.
The measure was approved 93-6 but
still faces a stiff test in the Senate.
REP. MARK Clodfelter, sponsor of
the tenants' rights bill, said the major
purpose of the measure is to prod lan-
dlords to rid their leases of archaic,
unenforceable clauses.
Among the more notorious clauses,
the Flint Democrat said, are those ex-
cusing the landlord from keeping
property up to. housing code
requirements, forcing tenants to waive
their right to a jury trial in case of
litigation, requiring renters to pay lan-
See HOUSE, Page 14

HOUSE COMMITTEE BREAKS STALEMA TE:

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major b
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energy
day to a
calling f
1985.
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Natural gas gets boost
IINGTON (AP) - In the first predicted a 10-7 margin among Senate pt to derail the gas-pricing c
reakthrough on President Car- negotiators in support of the plan. promise, which Moffett opposes a
rgy program in months, House Completion of action on the White- burden on consumers."
conferees voted 13 to 12 yester- House backed natural gas compromise He cited "a mentality that has gu
ccept a proposed compromise would free four parts of the President's us ... to do anything to get a bil
or natural gas deregulation in five-part energy plan for final action in any cost."
both houses. But the conference chairman,]
ction appeared to end the long Harley Staggers (D-W. Va.), defer
te on natural gas pricing that CONFEREES had previously the proposal, saying, "We havec
ayed all progress on. Carter's reached tentative agreement on bills up with what we think is the
program. Although Senate con- dealing with coal conversion, energy solution we can possibly have bet'
nust also vote on the proposal, conservation and electric rate setting. the House and the Senate."
ponents and opponents of the Before taking up the compromise it-
e conceded that there are self. House conferees rejected, 17 to 8, THE PLAN is a compromise bet'
Senate votes to approve the an attempt by Rep. Anthony Moffett the Carter administration plan, pa
(D-Conn.), to send to both houses just by the House, to keep price contro
three relatively minor parts of the natural gas indefinitely and the Se
SENATE negotiators will vote energy legislation already agreed to by bill for deregulation after a two-to
conferees. year period.
Henry Jackson (D-Wash.),
of the Senate negotiators, THE MOVE was viewed as an attem- See NATURAL, Page 10

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