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Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, March 28-1980
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of
State Cyrus Vance insisted yesterday
that American foreign policy is "on the
right road, even if it is a long and dif-
Wance defended the Carter ad-
ministration's record as the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee opened a
broad inquiry into the American
position in the world.
"I THINK it is fair to say that there
has been persistent criticism, both
from within the country and from our
allies, that the administration has
failed to' develop a coherent foreign
licy strategy," said Sen. Frank
Church (D-Idaho), the committee
"What the American people want to
know is where we are going in world af-
fairs and how we intend to get there."
Vance responded with a 60-page
statement from which he read for
slightly mre than an hour in the huge
Senate Caucus Room. The hearing was
broadcast nationally by the public
THE STATEMENT broke new
ground on only one specific issue. He
said the United States offer of aid to
Pakistan was dependent "both on
See VANCE, Page 3
Celebrating peace Daily Photo
Students celebrate the first anniversary of the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty last night in the Michigan Union. The
music and dancing followed an Israeli Film Festival.
Suspect unable to stand
trial in profs m-urder
From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - Nearly a year af-
ter President Carter asked for it, the
Senate yesterday gave overwhelming
final congressional approval to the
$227.7 billion oil windfall profits tax.
The 66-31 final vote sent the measure,
to Carter for his signature, 11 months
after he proposed it as a cornerstone of
his energy policy. The tax is only about
80 per cent as tough as the president
wanted, but Carter was enthusiastic
about its approval.
"THIS IS good news for the country
and I think good newssfor the whole
world," the president said after the
The president predicted the tax will
generate "almost a quarter of a trillion
dollars" in revenue over the next 10
years. He said the measure also will
help combat inflation and ease U.S.
dependence on foreign oil.
Seventeen Republicans joined 49
Democrats in approving the com-
promise measure; only eight
Democrats opposed it.
Some oil-state senators fought the
measure to the end, saying it would
drain off money that the oil industry
needs to increase exploration and
development. "There is no justification
for a windfall-profitstax except our
greed to grab some more tax dollars,"
said Sen. Henry Bellmon (R-Okla.).
BIG RAPIDS (UPI) - A Ferris State
College student accused in the
classroom killing of an accounting
professor who had flunked him on an
examination was declared incompetent
yesterday to stand trial in the slaying.
Thomas Kakonis, 20, son of an
associate dean at the college, was
arraigned in his hospital bed on an open
murder charge in Wednesday's killing
of Robert Brauer, 34, an associate
professor of accountancy.
Kakonis, accused of shooting Brauer
as a horrified class of 30 students looked
on, then was found by Mecosta County
Circuit Judge Lawrence Root incom-
petent to stand trial.
"His father was attempting to com-
municate with him. He was not respon-
ding," Root said. "I find him incom-
petent to stand trial at this time."
Kakonis, taken from the Mecosta
County Jail to Mecosta County General
Hospital about four hours after the
shooting, was to be transferred to a
Grand Rapids psychiatric hospital,
The student, restrained and held un-
der police guard, would remain at the
psychiatric facility until he is deemed
competent to stand trial or for 15 mon-
ths, prosecutors said.
Kakonis was described by doctors as
being in a "near catatonic state."
"I don't know that he's walked,"
assistant prosecutor George Van Kula
said. "I don't know that he's physically
capable. . . I'm not aware that he's
said even one word since this has hap-
VAN KULA said doctors took blood
and urine samples from Kakonis to
determine if he had taken any drugs.
"You have to assume that possibility
in something as bizarre as this. We're
checking everything," he said.
Van Kula said Brauer was shot from
a six-to-eight-foot range with a 9-
millimeter automatic handgun that
belonged to Kakonis' father. He said
Kakonis had no previous history of
violence or known mental disorders.
WEDNESDAY'S shooting stunned a
class of 30 students in Brauer's Accoun-
ting 323 class.
One of the students, Tim Hans, said
Kakonis walked into the classroom in
the Business Education Building at 3:30
p.m. and fired four shots froln an
automatic pistol at Brauer as the
professor stood by the blackboard.
Brauer died 15 minutes later of gun-
shot wounds to the chest at Mecosta
"WHEN HE (Brauer) turned around,
he just looked up and the guy was stan-
ding there with the gun already," Hans
said. After the shots were fired, Hans
said Brauer "bent over and said 'Oh,
my God!' and tried to fall out of the way
See SUSPECT, page 7
But Sen. Russell Long (D-La.),
manager of the bill and the oil in-
dustry's chanpion defender in
Congress, said, "Those who will pay the
tax can afford to.. . You're'not going
to see anybody go on welfare."
The tax will be paid by about 12,000 oil
producers and the estimated two
million royalty-owners who lease their
lands for oil production. The money will
come out of the estimated $1 trillion
that consumers are expected to pay in
the 1980s because of Carter's decision to
end federal controls on the price of U.S.
By DREW SHARP
Despite official denials that In-
diana basketball coach Bobby
Knight applied for the Michigan
head coaching position, an informed
source maintained yesterday that
Knight had expressed interest in the
job before being eliminated from
An aide to Knight told UPI yester-
day that Knight had indeed con-
ferred with Michigan officials about
the vacant position, but only to make
recommendations on a possible
replacement for Johnny Orr. Orr
accepted the head coaching position
at Iowa State Tuesday.
But another Indiana official later
told the Daily that Knight had not
contacted Michigan officials for any
reason concerning the coaching
"DON CANHAM knows exactly
who he's going to pick for the
coaching job," said a Michigan spor-
ts information official. "He's one of
the most respected administrators
in college athletics. I'm sure that he
See OFFICIALS, Page 8
Hostages likely to remain
From the Associated Press
The U.S. Embassy hostages will
probably languish in their Tehran im-
prisonment for at least two more mon-
ths, possibly into the summer, a mem-
ber of the U.N. investigatory com-
mission on Iran was quoted as saying
In Washington, the State Department
indicated new measures were being
prepared to win release of the hostages.
And presidential candidate Ronald
Reagan called for "extreme pressure"
on the Iranians that could "touch on a
threat of force."
THE MAN at the center of almost five
months of crisis, the exiled shah, was
examined by celebrated surgeon Dr.
Michael DeBakey in Egypt, mean-
while, preliminary to expected surgery
for cancer of the spleen.
It was the 145th day in confinement
for the 50 Americans captive at the
Tehran embassy and three U.S.
diplomats at the Iranian Foreign
See TEHRAN. Pagae 7
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i~R eagan's chances are enhanced
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By KEITH RICHBURG
A Daily News Analysis
MILWAUKEE - Ronald Reagan has begun building a
coalition of Republicans, independents, and traditional
Democrats that he hopes will propel him to victory in later
primaries and against the Democratic nominee in Novem-
Reagan's bipartisan coalition has been steadily building
since his landslide victory last month in New Hampshire over
a crowded GOP field.
In Illinois, the first northern industrial state to hold a
primary, Reagan won 40 per cent of the "cross-over" vote -
the vote from people who are not nominally Republicans.
AND IN CONNECTICUT last Tuesday, Reagan beat his
chief rival George Bush two-to-one in the working class city
of Bridgeport, even while losing the rest of the state.
In Wisconsin, a state with an open primary election,
Reagan has borrowed a page from John Anderson's book and
has been openly appealing to independents and Democrats to
ignore party lines and vote for him.
In Milwaukee Wednesday night, for example, Reagan
took his campaign to the city's south side, the blue-collar
ethnic enclave that has traditionally been a Democratic
"This is an election that calls for us to break party lines,"
Reagan told the crowd. "I want independents and Democrats
to cross over and vote for me."
THE POPULAR thinking among political writers and at
the White House is that Reagan is too right wing to win in the
The sentiment is that Reagan appeals only to a very
narrow constituency on the Republican Party's right fringe.
But such a simplistic analysis ignores the scope of
Reagan's appeal, which crosses party lines and includes
many Catholics, voters of eastern European ethnic descent,
and blue collar workers who have never before voted
IN EFFECT, Reagan appears to be picking up the sup-
port from those Democrats. who have supported former
Alabama Gov. George Wallace since 1964, and who now seem
disenchanted and disaffected by the perceived leftward
swing of the Democratic party after 1960. Reagan, himself a
former New Deal Democrat, is more in line with their views
against abortion and high taxes, and in favor of a strong
military and the traditional American values like school
prayer and a solid family life.
See REAGAN, Page 7
REPUBLICAN presidential candidate Ronald Reagan campaigns in Waupaca, Wis. while touring the state seeking
support in next week's Wisconsin primary.
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Honors for the honorable
Those of you who dread getting up for your 10:00 classes
are in for some relief today. Undergraduate classes, with
the exception of clinics, will be dismissed from 9:45 a.m. to
noon so students may attend the Honors Convocation, which
will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Hill Auditorium.;
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to be a french
still set the world record, Howell promised to be back next
year, saying, "I feel like I have let the whole country
down." But next time he plans to conduct the "sitting" with
a pillow. If I had been sitting on one of those whel chair
pillows, I would have been able to do it." Howell said he
got the idea when he heard about peole sitting in chocolate
pudding in Alabama to raise money for charity. 1
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The arts page reviews a student production of The Master
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