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Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 17-S
~mi ~iy~u AILY Thursday, May 25, 1978
ich g n.Sixteen Pages
Ann Arbor, Michigan Ten Cents
Council approves budget

Daily Photo by JOHN KNOX
Pied pipers
Flautists Chester Burke (left) and Ed Seymore drew a modest crowd of music maniacs at their informal concert in Nickel's
Arcade yesterday afternoon.
SENATE CONFEREES COMPROMISE:
Energy impasse broken
WASHINGTON (AP) - House- The conference was named to recon- - although a major departure from the
Senate energy conferees approved a cile wide differences between House original administration proposal -
compromise plan for natural gas and Senate versions of the energy plan puts the energy plan back on the
pricing yesterday, ending an impasse Carter submitted to Congress in April legislative track and leaves taxes the
on President Carter's energy program 1977. only major section of the five-part plan
that has lasted since December. While the House gave the President remaining to be resolved.
By a 10-7 vote, Senate conferees went most of what he wanted, the Senate Conferees previously reached ten-
along with the proposal to lift federal rejected the major elements - in- tative agreement on parts dealing with
price controls on domestically cluding the oil tax and Carter's energy conservation, coal conversion
produced, newly discovered gas on Jan. proposal to keep price controls on and electric rate-setting.
1, 1985, and to provide for about a 10 per naturalgas. These parts are now expected to be
cent increase in gas prices each year moved to final floor votes in both houses
until then. THE GAS-PRICING AGREEMENT See ENERGY, Page 9
HOUSE NEGOTIATORS had accep-
ted the messure on Tuesday by a 13-12 1~
for the plan yesterday bythe same U. . to m onitor disa
margin. UNITED NATIONS (AP )-The United States has offered buildup in Europe an
Congressional analysts said the com- to serve as the "eyes and ears of peace" to help make disar- "IT WILL BE in
promise would cost consumers an mament work for a world spending almost $1 million a minute policy unilaterally
estimated $9 billion through 1985 - or for weapons. toward a multilater
somewhere between $20 and $50 each The American proposal-to help set up monitoring systems Pact nations havea1
year in higher heating bills for the like one in the Mani Desert between Egyptian and Israeli for- Mondale saide
average family of four that uses gas. ces-was unveiled yesterday by Vice President Walter Mon- monitoring methods
Leaders predicted the plan would dale to a special U.N. disarmament conference. detection projects
receive final approval by both houses, NEARLY 130 officials, including 20 heads of state and 53 make disarmament
although probably by close votes and cabinet ministers, are scheduled to speak at the conference. The Sinai proj
with the prospect of a possible filibuster The five-week session was called so the 149 U.N. member agreement between
in the Senate. countries could search for ways to halt the nuclear weapons Secretary of State H
race and divert the nearly $400 billion spent on arms each year involved, providing
IT WAS THE first time the full to peaceful purposes. - buildups.
negotiating panel has been able to While pledging the Carter administration's commitment to MONDALE SAIL
agree on anything since it first took up reduce arms sales and curb nuclear weapons, Mondale said "no larger in real te
natural gas pricing shortly after the United States cannot reverse the arms race by itself. in the broadest seto
'Thanksgiving. He accused the Soviet Union of an unprecedented arms

Big chunk
goes to
repair
potholes
By DAN OBERDORFER
City Council last night approved a $37
million budget, including $1.5 million to
be channeled into repairing Ann Ar-
bor's deteriorating roads.
Among the changes were drastic cuts
for the forestry department, the city
airport and golf courses; an increase in
parking ticket fines; $50,000 for a tor-
nado warning system, and a $2,500 raise
for City Administrator Sylverster
Murray. The city attorney's office was
refused permission to hire another
lawyer.
AFTER AN HOUR and a half of
discussion, Council voted -I to change
by $328,500 a general fund budget
proposed last month by Murray. Seven
votes were needed in order to override
Murray's blueprint.
The seven-member Republican
caucus voted as a bloc to pass its amen-
dments. Councilman Earl Greene (D-
Second Ward) was the only Democrat
to approve of the amendments.
The budget akes effect July 1 and
runs through next June.
THE REPUBLICAN caucus also an-
nounced it would modify by $500,000 the
Community Development Block Grand
(CDBG) budget, about half of which
will go toward road repairs. The
original CDBG budget had been ten-
tatively approved by Council last mon-
th. The funds are provided by the
federal government for improving
neighborhoods.
The roads will receive $50,000 more
than under Murray's plan. Council will
See COUNCIL, Page 14
rmame n t
nd told the delegates:
creasingly difficult for us to sustain our
unless there is more rapid movement
ral effort at restraint." He said Warsaw
tank advantage over NATO of nearly 3-1.
experience in the Mideast shows that
s such as aerial photography and ground
can create the confidence necessary to
work.
ect is part of the 1975 disengagement
Israel and Egypt negotiated by former
Henry Kissinger. About 200 Americans are
g assurances against surprise weapons
D THE United States has a defense budget
rms" than two decades ago and is engaged
d arms control negotiations in its history.
See U.S., Page 14

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