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May 25, 1978 - Image 14

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Page 14-Thursday, May 25, 1978-The Michigan Daily
U.S. set to monitor disarmament

(Continued from Page 1)
He reaffirmed the promise made by
President Carter to the U.N. General
Assembly last fall that nuclear
weapons would only be used in self-
Yesterday marked the opening of two
weeks of debate on arms control

measures. This will be followed by
three weeks of technical discussion
aimed at developing an international
disarmament program.
NATO countries will hold a summit
meeting in Washington and probaly ask
Carter to increase the U.S. military
defense of Western Europe.

Soviets conduct test of
anti-satellite system
WASHINGTON (AP)-The Russians
have conducted a new test of their send up a second interceptor later and
satellite-destroying system less than get in an extra test.
three weeks before the start of U.S.- The May 19 test was the ninth since
Soviet negotiations on curbing such early 1976 when the Russians resumed
space war weapons. their experiments after a four-year lap-
"The Soviets launched a probable an- se because of what intelligence sources
ti-satellite interceptor on May 19 again- said were apparent technical problems.
st a Soviet satellite," the Pentagon said EARLY IN HIS administration,
yesterday when asked about reports of President Carter made a public appeal
such a test. The statement gave no to the Russians for a ban on satellite-
details. destroying weapons. But the Russians
DEFENSE OFFICIALS said they have staged five tests since then and
were surprised the Russians chose to have given no signs that they intend to
conduct an anti-satellite system test forgo such a system.
ahead of the June 8 opening of Defense Secretary Harold Brown an-
negotiations in Helsinki. Some viewed nounced last October that the Russians
the development as a discouraging had achieved an ability to destroy some
harbinger for those talks. U.S. satellites.
Experts were divided on whether the In February, he told Congress that
test, the first in five months, was a suc- Soviet advances in satellite-destroying
cess. weapons "are leaving us with little
Intelligence sources said the hunter choice" but to get into a space weapons
satellite got "pretty close" to the target race with the Soviet Union.
satellite but did not explode. The hunter "BECAUSE OF OUR growing
dropped out of orbit in one piece while dependence on space systems, we can
the target has remained in space, they hardly permit them to have a dominant
said. position in the anti-satellite realm,"
EXPERTS WERE uncertain whether Brown said in February.
the Russians intended to destroy the Both the United States and Russia are
hunter and the target, or whether they heavily dependent on satellites in earth
were only testing the hunter's ability to oribt to monitor missile tests and other
come within lethal range. key military developments in each
With the target satellite still orbiting other's territory.
the earth, they said, the Russians could U.S. officials believe that such
satelites, on guard against surprise
SNT0 r lWGatomic attack, promote mutual
deterrence and discourage military ad-
Ns~ru~ls~ ~venturism.
iU#A C AThe United States is pushing ahead
with its own anti-satellite program,
Arbarleaid-971-9975 which aims at combat-ready weaponry
Maple Vloge-761-2733 by the mid-l980s.
E. Liberty--668-9329 Meanwhile, this country has ac-
E. University-662-0354 celerated research on means of
safeguarding U.S. satellites from at-
nd dest r

It will be .increasingly
difficult for us to sus-
tain our policy unilater-
ally unless there is more
rapid movement toward
a multilateral effort at
- Walter Mondale

Con cil hikes
parking fines
(Continued from Page 1 o'clock yesterday morning.
announce a road repair schedule and Tate said the forestry department
accept contract bids at its June 5 could provide "very little" service this
meeting. year. "Ann Arbor has been known for
In an afternoon announcement years as a city of beautiful trees." It
Murray said the Republican amen- won't change this year, but in a few
dments altered the budget more than years the difference will be alarming,"
any changes made by a city council on he said.
one of his budgets during his five-year MAYOR PRO TEM Gerald Bell (R-
stint. "Although I do not agree with Fifth Ward) said the choice was dif-
some of the changes they are making, I ficult, but supported leaf pick-up ser-
recognize the Republicans right to do vieereplacing tree care in the budget.
so, and we'll work hard to effectively Council hiked parking ticket fines to
manage city operations, Murray said. $3 if paid within seven days of receiving
THE ONLY Democratic amendment the ticket, and to $7 if paid later.
to the budget was for additional $,5s Parking fines are now $2 for the first
to be allocated for the assault crisis week and five dollars afterward. The
center and $3,000 for Project Grow, a increases will also go into effect.July 1.
local community gardening effort. The Belcher said the additional revenue
amendment, proposed by Councilman brought in by higher fines would be
Earl Greene (D-Second Ward), was used to repay debta on parking struc-
de ae licans did not announce tures and to pay for a new proposed
The epubican di notannonce structure.
their amendments until yesterday The Republicans announced they
morning at 10 o'clock at a press con- would re-allot CDBG funds, allocating
fereace, causing consternation among. an additional $345,000 for roads. They
city departments which suffered would also give $20,000 for a tenant's
budget cuts.
Council also reinstated the $50,000 fall organization if one emerges.
leaf pick-up service which had been left NEIGHBORHOOD facilities allot-
off Murray's plan. In order to afford the ment - which are local social service
program, however, Council cut the programs - was reduced by $260,000.
forestry division budget by $55, - The Republicans also said they would
THE FORESTRY division suffered not allocate CDBG money to build a
the largest slash of any department. multi-purpose center for the model city
The reduction means the division must program which offers free dental and
fire 5 remployees and eliminate a legal services for low income residents.
$12,000 tree planting program. City CDBG director Lauri Wargelin
forester, tsaidthew, Ann Arbor's city said it was too early to tell what effect
frsesihewas "shocked" by the th-hne ol ae
cuts. He did not learn of the cuts until 11 the changes would have.
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