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The Michigan Daily-Friday, April 4, 1980-Page 7

t o clarif
P osition
(Continued from Page 1)
position has been clearly stated. We
hope the authorities in Iran will
carefully consider that position and the
11 implications of the situation before
Making a final decision," Powell told
He declined to elaborate on the
prepared statement he read, but his
words strongly implied that Carter
feels he has gone as far as he can in
meeting Iranian demands.
BANI-SADR SAID in a speech
Tuesday he would seek custody of the
hostages if Carter promised to refrain
om " propaganda" .or "provocation."
e Carter administration responded
with a pledge of restraint.
However, Ghotbzadeh said, "We
have to have some more information on
the precise position of the United States
concerning the statements which were
made by Mr. Bani-Sadr."
Asked when the response could come,
he said: "I hope within a couple of
days." He said the council might for-
-mally request custody on Sunday,
BEFORE THE council delay,
Moslem militants holding 50 Americans
inside the U.S. Embassy made am-
biguous statements concerning their
willingness to relinquish custody of the
hostages to the government. The
Americans spent their 152nd day as
captives yesterday.
"We will accept any decision that the
Revolutionary Council takes because it
the highest body in the country which
supported by Ayatollah Ruhollah
Khomeini," leader of the revolution,
one miltant told Canadian Press in
Another militant, in a telephone in-
terview with The Associated Press
from' Nicosia, said: "We have not
received any requests. We don't want to
deliver the spy nest (U.S. Embassy).
When they make a decision, we will
Bani-Sadr attempted to gain custody
the Americans last month, but
Khomeini backed the militants in their
refusal to give up the hostages.

Fed budget cuts OK'd


Budget Committee voted yesterday to
eliminate federal revenue sharing for
states and cut the federal bureaucracy
by 5 per cent across the board as it
neared completion of a balanced 1981
The votes continued the committee's
pattern of making deep cuts in
domestic programs to .cover defense
spending increases that exceed
President Carter's $150.5 billion request
by more than $5 billion.
DESPITE THE higher defense
outlays, the panel was almost certain to
join Carter and the Hquse Budget
Committee in proposing a balanced
budget for fiscal 1981, which starts Oct.
If approved by the full House and
Senate, it would be the first balanced
federal budget in 12 years.
In drafting the Senate committee's
guns-over-butter budget, a coalition of
Republicans and conservative
Democrats repeatedly overturned the
positions of the panel chairman, Sen.
Edmund S. Muskie (D-Maine).

MUSKIE FAVORED lower defense
spending and less severe cuts in
domestic programs than the panel
Last month, the House Budget
Committee proposed a $611.8 billion
1981 budget that also contained less
money for defense and more for
domestic programs than the Senate
committee's version.
On Monday, Carter issued a revised,
version of his 1981 spending plan,
calling for $611.5 billion in spending. He
issued a $615.8 billion budget in Janury,
which was rewritten in an effort to curb
In its proposed budget, the Senate
panel voted to:
" Eliminate Saturday mail delivery,
saving $600 million, a step also
supported by the House committee.
Carter's proposed $250 million
reduction in the postal subsidy would
have avoided an end to Saturday mail.

* Phase out 200,000 CETA public
service jobs, a cut of $600 million.
Carter and the House committee
favored reductions of about 50,000 jobs.
" Cut the food stamp program by $1
billion, much more than the House and
Carter favored.
" End $500 million in Social Security
benefits, such as burial payment and
college student benefits.
" Save $100 million by delaying
Carter's new youth training program
for one year.
* Reduce mass transit and rail
programs by $400 million below
Muskie's recommendation.
* Trim student loan programs by
$300 million below Muskie's proposal.
* Cut $100 million from urban aid
" Terminate the Law Enforcement
Assistance Administration grant
program to save $100 million, a position
favored by both Carter and the House

NYC trans
From AP and UPI
NEW YORK - New Yorkers settled
in for a long walk yesterday after the
two sides in the bus and subway labor
dispute met briefly and found them-
selves farther apart than when the
strike began three days earlier.
While the first tentative effort to set-
tle the strike by 35,000 transit em-
ployees came to naught, the Long
Island Rail Road started running from
Manhattan out to the Long Island
suburbs, but amid threats it might be
stopped again next week.
Mediators in the bus and subway
strike said both sides had hardened
their positions, and a union leader said
"strike fever" was rife in his ranks.
"A STRIKE settlement is not im-
minent,'t reported Walter Gellhorn,
whose three-man mediating panel
brought the leaders of the striking
Transport Workers Union (TWU),
AFL-CIO, together with Richard Ravit-
ch, head of the Metropolitan Transpor-
tation Authority (MTA), for an hour-
long meeting.
"It's going to take at least a week to
get this out of their system," said John
Lawe, president of the striking
TWU local. "They have the strike

it strike talks fruitless

The first citywide transit strike since
1966 began shortly after midnight Mon-
day when the TWU spurned an MTA of-
fer of a 12 per cent increase in wages
that now average 18,000 a year. The
union asked for a 25 per cent boost.
A FEW hours later, the LIRI strikers
walked off their jobs in a deadlock over
a 21 pet cent wage increase demand.
The commuter line continued to
operate throughout the transit strike 14
years ago.
The crisis eased for suburban com-
muters when trackmen ended a 31-hour

walkout against the Long Island Rail
Road, bringing the line back into
operation for 200,000 daily riders during
yesterday morning's rush hour.
But the return'to service of the
nation's busiest commuter rail link was
little consolation to the 5.4 million daily
riders who depend on the city's surface
and underground mass transit system.
Traffic into and around the city
yesterday was reported lighter than on
the day before, when there were brief
but massive tieups at bridges and tun-
nels connecting the city with New Jer-
sey and Long Island.

State Senate delays'
vote on bar hours

Shapiro names Frye
.p. o academic a airs
(continuedfromPage1) "I don't think it's an inevitable
not push'. He's done that suc- thing," said Smith, "but they (the
cessfullys" Regents) are very comfortable when
Regent David Laro (R-Flint) also they know we don't have to re-educate.
"There's a strong pressure. 'Well,
stressed the importance of Frye's we must be doing things right - let's
relationship with the faculty in his wetmsoseobe do kngs htw et's
selection. "It's remarkable that such a get someone who knows how we do
sletinmbert's f almembers shae them' is the attitude," Smith added.
large number of faculty members have Roach and Laro said Frye's personal
spokenso highly of him, eare said. qualities would also be an asset in his
Both Regents said they were peased new position..
Frye was remaining on campus,
,espite offers to go elsewhere - In the past, Frye has quietly handled
mething they said was a sign of several controversial issues. He served
dedication to the University. as acting LSA dean for two years
Frye recently turned down a com- during a disputed search for a dean
bination deanship and vice-presidency before he was selected to fill the post
at Emory University in Decatur, permanently. He also mediated several
Georgia - his alma mater. Frye said tenure disputes, including that of for-
his decision not to take the Emory post mer. Political Science Prof. Joel Samoff
"had nothing to do with" being offered - in. the process earning a reputation
the University's vice-presidency. for quiet tact.
Those involved in the search, in- Approximately i50 people from both
cluding Shapiro and the Regents, said inside and outside of the University
jrye's familiarity with the way the were considered for the vice-
niversity operates was a big plus in presidency, according to Dentistry
his selection. Almost all of the past Prof. Richard Corpron, chairman of the
vice-presidents for academic affairs, search committee. The selection
including Shapiro and Smith, have process took almost seven months to
come from within the University. complete.

The state Senate yesterday postponed
voting on a bill which would extend bar
hours until4ha.m. The state Senate will
consider the bill upon return from
Easter recess April 15.
The bill, which would apply to eight
Michigan counties affiliated with the
Convention and Visitor's Bureau, could
extend liquor-serving hours in time for
the Republican convention, to be held in
Detroit in July.
subject to approval by local gover-
nments and by citizens living within a
500-foot radius of a liquor-serving
When the Senate Commerce Commit-
tee reported the bill to the ┬ženate floor
Tuesday, the three Democrats on the
Committee voted in favor of the bill and
the two Republicans voted against it.
The fact that the Republicans voted
against the bill is ironic, according to
Michigan Association of Convention
Bureau Executive Director Michael
Wright. He says the vote was "related
to a misunderstanding" of the
motivation behind extending the liquor
hours. The convention is "quoted as
being the reason" for the bill, but ac-
cording to Wright, many Republicans
don't want the GOP convention to be
associated with the opening of bars un-
til 4 a.m.
BUT ACCORDING to Senator Robert
Young (R-Saginaw), a member of the
commerce committee who voted again-
st discharging the bill to the floor of the
Senate, the drive to extend liquor licen-
sing hours is "phony," and would

"create more and more problems in the
Delegates have both reception rooms
in the hotels and the freedom to drink in
their rooms, said Young, who added
that the delegates have no need to eat
after 2 a.m.
The problems for the state, said
Young, would include a dual system
with some bars and restaurants open
until 2 a.m. and others open until 4 a.m.,
making regulation difficult; pressure
on local government in implementing
the legislation, and problems with in-
creased crime and police protection.
The bigl, sponsored by Represen-
tative Casmer Oganowski (D-
Detroit), passed in the state House by
a vote of 61 to 39 on March 19.
If you, or someone you
know, witnessed a vio-
lent assault at the Second
Chance Bar the evening
of March 29, 1980,
(313) 994-2850

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