LONDON (AP)-Western European leaders reacted with
cautious opposition yesterday to fresh prospects of U.S.
deployment of neutron weapons in Europe.
In Moscow, the Soviet news agency Tass accused President
Reagan's administration of trying to "blackmail" Western
European nations into deploying the weapons against the
Soviet Union. It said U.S. Defense Secretary Caspar Wein-
berger's statements favoring the weapons "evoked in-
dignation and fear around the world."
IN WASHINGTON, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff, Gen. David Jones, said deployment of enhanced
radiation weapons in Western Europe should be considered,
"but I caution it's important how we do it."
Weinberger said Tuesday he was leaning toward
deployment of the controversial neutron weapon, which had
been first promoted and then shelved by the Carter ad-
ministration in 1978.
Some members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
criticized Carter at the time for inconsistency, but most
seemed relieved that the issue had been dropped.
WEST GERMAN government spokesman Klaus Becker
called Weinberger's statements a "vague formulation" that
should be examined with "supreme patience" by NATO as a
Such an opportunity would probably not occur before the
NATO defense ministers' meeting next May ,he said.
However, he cautioned without elaborating that the basis for
it of bomb
West Germany's original support for neutron weapon
deployment "doesn't exist any more."
West German Chancellor Helmut.Schmidt was one of the
few West European leaders in 1978 to say he was willing to
have the neutron weapon in his country provided NATO en-
dorsed it and that at least one other NATO country agreed to
When Carter backtracked, Schmidt was reportedly upset
at being left holding the bag, but said later the decision of-
fered the hope of promoting arms reduction agreements.
Neutron weapons are designed for use primarily against
tank attacks. They are built to kill enemy soldiers with heavy
bursts of radiation, not explosions, leaving buildings and
other installations near the battlefield intact.
Opposition to the weaponsis based on the premise that,
since the bombs do not wreak the total destruction of more
powerful nuclear devices, they would be more tempting to
In Oslo, the Norwegian government flatly rejected the
notion of possible neutron weapon deployment in Western
"When this matter was discussed here in April 1978, Nor-
way was against. That is still the attitude of the Norwegian
government," a spokesman said.
In The Hague, a majority of the Dutch Parliament in-
troduced a motion Wednesday asking the government to
reject Weinberger's proposals. The Dutch government op-
posed the original Carter proposal in 1978.
Women 's caucus.APht
Women's rights activists Gloria Steinem, Bella Abzug, and Mary Tyler Moore confer during a meeting on women's
rights legislation held yesterday on Capitol Hill.
Hua reappears after unexplained absence
PEKING (AP)-Hua Guofeng, reported on the
way out of China's top job, reappeared in Chinese
news broadcasts yesterday after a conspicuous 10-
week disappearance from public view and was
still identified as Communist party chairman.
Hua has been under criticism in the press,
although not by name, for sticking too close to the
now-discredited "leftist" policies of the late
Chinese leader, Mao Tse-tung.
PEKING RADIO said Hua met with Hoang Van
Hoan, a founding member of the Vietnamese
Communist party who defected to China in 1979. It
was Hua's first public appearance reported by
Chinese media since Nov. 27,1980.
The radio said Hua and Hoan exchanged lunar
new year's greetings and dined together.
The ceremonial appearance in an unreported
location, apparently in Peking, underscored Hua's
absence from a 19-day army political work con-
ference that ended here Sunday.
THE MAJOR ADDRESS there was given by
party General Secretary Hu Yaobang, who is ex-
pected to succeed Hua as chairman at a party
Central Committee meeting, possibly later this
Hua's political demise was virtually confirmed
on Jan. 1 when Hu appeared in Hua's place at a
party Central Committee tea party.
Analysts said Hua's latest appearancefmay
have been designed to let him resign gracefully
and to restore some dignity to the chairman.
HIS ABRUPT and unexplained drop from public
view touched off reports that he was under some
form of house arrest.
These reports were denied by official
spokespersons. But there still was no explanation
why Hua, the chosen successor of the late chair-
man Mao Tse-tung, did not appear on several oc-
casions, including during visits by foreign com-
A Hong Kong leftist magazine reported that Hua
had agreed last November to resign and, when
this was left for formal action at a future Central
Committee meeting, asked to be relieved in the in-
terim of day-to-day leadership duties.
The magazine said fellow Politburo members
felt Hua was not suited to be China's top leader at
Western diplomatic sources said Hu has taken
over party leadership duties while the party's
military commission is being headed by Deng
Xiaoping, who is seen as China's real top leader
even though he is a party vice chairman.
As party chairman, Hua still is technically in
charge of the military commission.
Hu is one of Deng's political allies, as is Zhao
Ziyang, who took over Hua's other job as premier
Hua had been both chairman and premier since
shortly after Mao died in 1976.
Cinema Guild - The Birds, 7, 9:15 p.m., Mich. Theatre.
Cinema II - Pandora's Box, 7, 9p.m., Lorch Hall Aud.
Mediatrics - Little Big Man, 7, 9 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
A.V. Services - Hey, What About Us?, Sex Role Development, 12:10 p.m.,
Chem. Engin. - William Schowalter, "Hydrodynamic Effects on Celloid
Stability," 11 a.m., 2084 E. Engin.
Center for Japanese Studies-Susumu Nagara, "Australia and Japan,"
noon, Lane Hall Commons.
Health Psychology -Richard Katz, "A New Animal Model of
Depression," noon, VA Med. Center, 2215 Fuller.
Museum of Anthropology - Lecture, Jane Backnik, "Recruitment
Strategies for Succession in Japanese Households," noon, 2009 Museum.
Computing Center - Chalk talk, "File-sharing in MTS," 12:10 p.m., 1011
Bush Program Seminar, Jerome Bruner, "Under Five in Britain," 4
p.m., SEB Schorling Aud.
Pathology - Seminar, J. Lopez-Lewellyn, "Paneth Cell Function and Gut
Immunity," 4 p.m., 5220 Med. Sci.
Romance Lang.- George Greenia, "The Libro de Alexandre and the Con-
temporary Latin Literary Scene," 4p.m., MLB Fourth Floor Commons.
Philosophy - Jules Coleman, "The Moral Foundation of the Law of Tor-
ts," 4:10 p.m., MLB 1.
Chemistry - Lawrence Martell, "Frigid Beams of Red Hot Molecules,
and other Curiosities," 4 p.m., 1200 Chem.
Guild House - Poetry Reading, Carolyn Gregory, Don Mager, Jane
Dobija, 7:30 p.m., 802 Monroe.
Cross Currents, Museum of Art - Heinz Henisch, "East European
Photography: Aesthetic, Social, and Historical Perspectives," 8 p.m., Aud.
International Law Society, National Lawyers Guild - Albie Sachs, "New
Legal System in Mozambique," 7:30 p.m., Lawyer's Club Lounge.
School of Music - "Grad. Ass. Brass," 8 p.m., Stearns.
UAC - Soundstage Coffeehouse, 8 p.m., University Club, Michigan Union.
PTP - Diversions and Delights," 8p.m., Power Center.
AAUP - Chapter meeting, open forum, James Brinkerhoff, "Financial
Resources of the University," noon, League Michigan Room.
Botticelli Game Players - noon, Dominick's.
American Chemical Society - 5 p.m., 3207 Chem.
Campus Weight Watchers - 5:30 p.m., Michigan League Project Room.
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship - two meetings, 7 p.m., Michigan
Union, Michigan League.
MSA Task Force - 7:30 p.m., 3909 Union.
Al Anon - 8:30 p.m., N2815 University Hospital.
Society of Women Engineers - Pre-interview program, Amdahl, 8:30
a.m,, 270 W. Engin. Meeting, 6:30 p.m., 229 W. Engin.
Center for Afro-American Studies - conference, "The Re-Creation of
Zimbabwe: Prospects for Education and Rural Reconstruction," 9 a.m.,
League Henderson Room.
Med. Ctr. Bible Study - 12:30 p.m., F2230 Mott Library.
Michigan League Cafeteria - International night: Russia, 5-7:15 p.m.,
WUOM, Union - Replay, National Public Radio's "A Question of Place
,Series," 4 p.m., KuenzelRoom, Michigan Union.
Abeng - 7th Annual Minority Arts and Cultural Festival: Opening
Ceremonies, 7 p.m., 126 East Quad; Jazz Concert, 8:30 p.m., RC Aud.
Recreational Sports - IM Swim Meet, 8 p.m., Matt Mann Pool.
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Frye, however, has estimated that only
one-fourth of the staff would be kept in
the event of a 90-percent decrease in
Some staff members may be saved
by the schools. Dean Bidlack said he
would try to absorb the one Extension
Service staff member into his own
school who is now coordinating the
school's self-supporting, all-day
seminars, which are periodically held
around the state.
Most of the University faculty mem-
bers who work through-the Extension
Service do so on an overload basis,
which means they commute to one of
the centers one night a week to teach in
addition to their regular course load in
In a few cases, Extension Service
work is a part of the faculty member's
Assault charge reduced
Charges against a suspect in a recent
Michigan Union assault were reduced
at a pre-trial examination held yester-
The charges against Anthony Reed,
21, were dropped from attempted
criminal sexual conduct to assault to
commit bodily harm less than murder.
Reed was apprehended for a Jan. 21
incident in which a 36-year-old
graduate student was beaten in one of
the Union's soundproof music rooms.
According to a 15th District Court clerk,
the case will be heard Feb. 10 at 8:30
a.m. in Washtenaw County Circuit
The clerk said the case will be con-
tinued in circuit court because the
district court does not handle cases in-
volving such serious charges.
March of Dimes
BIRTH DEFECTS FOUNDATION®
The 7th ANNUAL MINORITY
ARTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL
February 5, 6, 7, 1981
Thursday, Feb. 5, 7:00 PM-Room 126
Keynote Address: "1981-1985: THE OUTLOOK FOR MINORITIES"
The Honorable Robert B. Blackwell,
Mayor, City of Highland Park, Michigan.
Reception will follow.
Featuring: Lymon Woodward Organization---8:30 PM RC Aud.
Opening Bond: Energy MC'
Friday, Feb. 6
ART EXHIBIT 3:00-8:00 PM Room 126
POLITICAL WORKSHOP 4:60-Greene Lounge
Theme: Political Activism in the.'80s,"
with Linda Jackson--Jemidari Kamara.
Wine and cheese reception will follow.
HAPPY HOUR in conjunction with the Trotter House---5:00-7:00 PM
KARATE EXHIBITION featuring the AKS Karate Club--7:00 PM
GOSPEL CONCERT: Four local Gospel Choirs including the U of M
Gospel Choir 8:00 PM---RC Auditorium
BENEFIT & DANCE: $.50 admission charge goes to Freshman
Scholarship Fund 10:00 PM-2:00 AM---South Cafeteria
Saturday, Feb. 7
ART EXHIBIT 10:00 AM-6:00 PM----Room 126
FRATERNITY/SORORITY EXHIBIT-- -1:00 PM-3:00 PM--Room 124
POETRY READING 3:00 PM--Benzinger Library
FASHION/PERFORMING ARTS SHOW-Clothes provided by:
The Alcove, Herman's World of Sporting Goods,
Merry-Go-Round, Sklaar's International, Renaissance.
Music by: STILL-BILL 8:00 PM-RC Auditorium
All events will be held at EAST QUAD
and will be FREE of charge
Co-sponsored by the East Quad Rap., Assembly, U of M Housing Special
Programs, MSA, & The Residential College.
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that cost plenty, and should.
15 t02O% OFF
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RE-CRETION OF ZIA1BWE
PROSPECTS FOR EPDUCTION
AND RURAL RECONSTRCT/ON