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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, July 12, 1978-Page 11

Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate
yesterday approved a $36 billion
military authorization bill including $2
billion for a nuclear aircraft carrier
that could be the last in a long line of
these giant ships.
The bill, authorizing funds for
weapons spending and research in the
budget year beginning Oct. 1, was ap-
proved on an 87-2 vote with only Sens.
Mark Hatfield (R-Ore.), and William
Proxmire (D-Wis.), in dissent.
A HOUSE-APPROVED version of the
bill would authorize $38 billion. Dif-
ferences between them will have to be
ironed out by Senate and House
negotiators.
Earlier, by a voice vote, the Senate
adopted a policy statement asserting
that future aircraft carriers must be
substantially smaller and less costly
than the current line of 1,000-foot-long
ships.
Critics described the large carriers
as "helpless dinosaurs in the ocean"
which are highly vulnerable to guided
missiles and "may last only 10 minutes

spproves military spending bill
after the outbreak of war." carrier of this type." By a 68-22 vote, the Senate also rejec-
Even so, they said they would not op- He said, however, the policy ted an amendment by Sen. Gary Hart
pose the nuclear carrier that had been statement "can't bind or prohibit any (D-Colo.), to kill a provision
added to the authorization bill by the President." authorizing $983 million for the first
Senate Armed Services Committee The statement would require that all nine production models of the F-18
over the objections of the Carter ad- future carriers be smaller ones "unless fighter aircraft.
ministration. and until the President has fully ad-
THE HOUSE already has approved vised the Congress that construction of HART DESCRIBED his proposal ass
construction of a carrier - the fifth of such ships is not in the national in- move away from large-deck carriers
the Nimitz class. terest." and toward smaller, less expensive
Sen. John Culver (D-Iowa) said his EVEN THEN, the amendment would ships carrying planes that take off ver-
carrier amendment puts the President require the President to give Congress tically or in a short distance. He said
and the Pentagon "on notice that this proposals for alternatives to the large the F-18 will lock the Navy into buying
No. 12 is the last one." Culver noted that ships. more large-deck carriers.
the Navy has said it needs no more than
12 big carriers.
"Many of us have said we don't need
the 12th one or it's highly DAILY EARLY BIRD MATINEES ---Adults $1.25
questionable," Culver said, adding, MIC S OUNT IS FOR SHOWS STAR TING BEFORE 1:30
however, that he would support the MON. thew SAT. 10 A.M. Of__:36 P.M. SUN. 8 HOLS. 12 Noon tit1:30_P.M.
ship
SEN. JOHN STENNIS (D-Miss.) EVENING ADMISSIONS ATER 5:00, $3.50 ADULTS
chairman of the Armed Services Coi Monday-Saturday 1:30-5:00, Admission $2.50 Adult and Students
mittee, supported Culver's amen- Sundays and Holidays 1:30 to Close, $3.50 Adults, $2.50 Students
dment, saying: "I hope and think it's Sunday-Thursday Evenings Student & Senior Citizen Discounts
true this is the last bill that will have a Children 12 And Under. Admissinns $1 .

Anti-smoking groups
fume over trademark

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two anti-
smoking groups, presumably united in
their hatred of burning tobacco, may
become locked in court battle over the
similarity of their names. Get ready for
ASH vs. NASH.
The aggrieved group is Action on
Smoking and Health, a 10-year-old out-
fit claiming to be "the only national
nonprofit organization devoted solely to
the problems of smoking and health and
nonsmoker's rights."
ASH FILED SUIT in U.S. District
Court against NASH - the National
Association for Smoking and Health,
Inc. - claiming trademark in-
fringement, unfair competition and
common law deceit.
The suit says NASH is peddling an
"anti-smoking spray can" and anti-
smoker sentiments. ASH is especially
disturbed on the latter, pointing out that
it is against the noxious habit, not the
smoker behind the cigarette.
THE 11-PAGE complaint is full of
complications. It seems that ASH lear-
ned that NASH was to be sold but it ap-
parently can't find the group. The com-
plaint says NASH's last known address
was on East Jewell Avenue in Denver.
ASH is concerned that its reputation
"as a source of expert advice and
reliable information in the field of
smoking and health and nonsmokers'
rights" might vanish like a puff of
smoke through confusion with the more
direct-action NASH.

According to the suit, NASH's anti-
smoker spray "in essence directed the
user to spray a smoker and-or the
smoker's smoking material with the
contents of the can." The spray sells for
$4.95 a can with discounts for bulk pur-
chases.
THE INTEREST of ASH in NASH
was aroused when people started sen-
ding in a nationally-syndicated column
praising Paul Wright as "a genuine
American hero." Wright is identified as
the founder, executive director and
principal incorporator of NASH.
The columnist, Bob Greene, quotes
Wright as saying, "when you see
someone smoking in a public place, ask
him politely to put his cigarette out. If
he refuses spray the hell out of him."
ASH says people were confused and
uncertain on whether NASar really was
ASH. And, ASH claims, NASH inten-
tionally used marks designed to look as
if they originated with ASH.
The federal court-is asked to put a
stop to all these actions and to assess
damages for injury.
It also is asked to seize "all profits
received from the sale of goods or ser-
vices" identified as coming from
National Association for Smoking
and Health or NASH."
Neither Wright nor anyone else with
NASH could be reached for comment.

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Work patterns studied
(ContinuedfromPage3)- ONE PREDICTION states that
study reports a possible consequence of within seven years half of the U.S. in-
the forecast. "The forecast in this dustrial companies will hold "regularly
report could trigger a group having the scheduled information and motivation
power, to materially affect the timing sessions with both hourly and salaried
of this event, and precipitate them to employees on such company subjects
take action causing an early or late oc- as history, products, markets and com-
currence," the study reports. petition."
Smith said the study reflects the in- Smith said a major theme of the
creasing desire of workers to be more study illustrates the growing use of
active in their companies' decision- computer management in ac-
making processes. -He said business comodating workers' needs.
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mseasur tormoreadequately Motivate Colding and Lester Colwell, are ,co-

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