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( ] Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 23-S
imichigan D IYSxenae
I.Cm chin DA LYSaturday, June 3, 1978
Ann Arbor, Michigan Ten Cents
City Dems sue GOP over budget
By DAN OBERDORFER governmental meetings be public. The act also THE LAWSUIT will be filed to Circuit Court by at-
Three Democratic City Council members announced stipulates governmental meetings be advertised torney Jerold Lax next week after he returns from
yesterday they intend to sue the seven Republican beforehand. traveling, Morris said. She added that several non-
members for holding a caucus meeting in private - Morris is joined by Council members Ken Latta (D-. partisan groups and individuals may join in the suit,
allegedly violating Michigan's Open Meetings Act. First Ward) and Susan Gregnberg (D-First Ward) in but declined to cite any names.
The Democrats are asking that amendments to the the lawsuit against the Republicans. The only other The Open Meetings Act was interpreted May 2 by
budget totaling $328,500, which were discussed by the Democrat on Council, Earle Greene (Second Ward), State Attorney General Frank Kelley to include
Republicans at a closed caucus meeting May 23, -be was not included in the suit because he has voted for regulating meetings of Majority caucuses of local
stricken from the record. The budget was adopted the the Republican amendments to the budget, according governments.
to Morris. Republican Mayor Louis Belcher, however, said he
following evening. Morris said the Democrats would ask the court is "confident" the court will allow the meeting. "I'm
COUNCILWOMAN Leslie Morris (D-Second Ward) either to implement City Administrator Sylvester willing to test it all the way to the Supreme Court,"
Raid the meeting was a "flagrant violation" of Murray's budget plan or allow consideration of new Belcher said of the Democratic suit which he called

Michigan's Open Meetings Act which mandates most

amendments. The budget goes into effect July 1.

See CITY, Page 5

Carter right
about Cuba,

AP Photo
ELECTRONIC BUGGING equipment was found in the air shaft of the U.S.
embassy in Moscow during a routine security check. The tunnel led to a surveil-
lance room in the nearby apartment building.
U.S. embassy finds
Soviet bugging station

WASHINGTON-The entire congres-
sional leadership yesterday endorsed
President Carter's accusation that both
Cuba and the Soviet Union supported
the Katangese invasion of Zaire.
Cubans trained and advised the
Katangan forces "up to and through the
day of the invasion," concluded House
Republican Leader John Rhodes of
THE VERDICT was unanimous on
the part of all four top congressional
leaders, Republican and Democrat,
who were briefed by Carter, CIA
Director Stansfield Turner and other
officials on the intelligence information
supporting the president's allegations.
The White House meeting came aftef
President Carter's press secretary,
Jody Powell, confirmed that there is a
"very real possibility" that U.S. air-
craft will be used to airlift an African
peacekeeping force into Zaire.
And White House officials who asked
not to be named said orders have been
prepared for the use of U.S. C-141 tran-
sports to'shuttle remaining French
troops from the copper mining city of
Kolwezi, but the timing on the flights
has not been set.
THE SAME transports would be used
if the administration goes ahead with
tentative plans to fly the peacekeeping
force into Zaire.
The peacekeeping force, which has
not materialized so far, is supported by
the United States, France and other
NATO nations, whose representatives
will meet in Paris on Monday to con-
sider its formation,
Following yesterday's meeting with
President Carter, both Republican and
Democratic congressional leaders said
they agreed with the president's ac-
cusation against the Cubans. Carter
said in a news conference last week that
the Cubans shared the burden for the
killing in Zaire because they had
trained the invasion forces.

Carter and Turner had showed 35
pieces of intelligence information to
back up their charges, but apparently
kept the briefing verbal. They said they
were not shown any papers, maps or
The sources of the information,
Rhodes said, "cannot be revealed for
obvious reasons."
He said Carter was not;claiming the
"complete taking over by the Cubans"
of the Katangese rebel invasion from
See CARTER, Page 10
arms talks
By APand UPI
WASHINGTON - President Carter
angrily denied yesterday a published
report that he had frozen U.S. talks on
limiting strategic arms because of
political considerations at home and
Carter called the report in the
Washington Post "totally inaccurate"
and damaging to both the United States
and his own credibility.
HE SAID HIS basic policy has not
changed-"that is, to proceed
aggressively with the SALT
Carter delivered his unusual personal
criticism of the newspaper to White
House correspondents summoned to the
Oval Office.
See CARTER, Page 7

MOSCOW (AP)-A U.S. Navy Sea-
bee's sudden confrontation with a
Russian manning a secret room packed
with surveillance gear climaxed the
latest round in the American Em-
bassy'ยง long war against Soviet elec-
tronic snooping, sources reported
The surprise meeting in the basement
of a nearby building-prompting the
startled Russian to flee in sur-
prise-came after American security
officers discovered an array of Soviet
bugging equipment hidden in a shaft in
the embassy's south wing.
American investigators traced the
wires from the intelligence-gathering
devices down the vertical shaft to a
tunnel leading into an apartment
building adjacent to the embassy, the
sources said.
Finally, one of the Navy men

assigned to the embassy to handle con-
-struction in classified areas was sent
into the tunnel, and had a face-to-face
showdown with the Soviet eavesdrop-
ping specialist monitoring operations of
the bugs.
Embassy personnel then bricked up
the tunnel.
American officials in Moscow and
Washington were reported examining
the sophisticated surveillance devices
and trying to assess the degree to which
the embassy's security had been
In Washington, State Department
spokesman Thomas Reston 'said the
United States had lodged a formal
protest with the Soviet Foreign
There was no immediate comment on
the incident by the Soviet government
See U.S., Page 7

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