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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, September 27, 1980-Page 7

Senate votes to block
funds for grain embargo

WASHINGTON (AP)-The Senate
voted yesterday to block funds for
President Carter's grain embargo,
despite a warning that its action would
"humiliate the nation and embarrass
its president."
The action was taken by voice vote
after a series of parliamentary
maneuvers in which the anti-embargo
amendment was first rejected 41-40 and
then revived by a 43-39 margin.
THE AMENDMENT became part of
a $9 billion appropriation bill providing
funds for the Justice Department,
Commerce Department, State Depar-
tment, and other federal agencies.
The House passed the bill in July af-
ter overwhelmingly defeating moves to
attach a similar anti-embargo
provision. The question is expected to
be resolved by a House-Senate con-
ference committee.
White House press secretary Jody
Powell said the administration viewed
the vote as "a clear mistake."
"THE ARGUMENTS that the grain
embargo is not having an impact onthe
Soviet Union are false," he said.
"The arguments that the embargo is
hurting American farmers are false.

Our grain exports have gone up
significantly this year over what we
projected before the embargo."
For the present, the Senate set the
overall bill aside and took up other
business after becoming embroiled in
an argument about another amen-
dment barring the Justice Department
from filing suits to require busing for
school integration.
That amendment was adopted by a
vote of 49-42 on Thursday. It had been
adopted by the House also, so it could
not be taken out by a conference
committee.
SEN. LOWELL WEICKER (R-
Conn.) yesterday sought to water the
amendment down by adding assuran-
ces that the department would still be,
able to bring suits to enforce con-
stitutional rights.
The senators were still arguing about
this when the debate was broken off.
The Justice Department mounted a
lobbying effort yesterday to try to rid
the bill of the anti-busing rider.
Justice Department spokesman John
Wilson said the department views the
rider as being of "doubtful con-
stitutionality." Wilson pointed out that

the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the
District of Columbia last year ruled
that a similar rider applying to the
then-Department of Health, Education
and Welfare was constitutional only
because the Justice Department was
still able to enforce the law on school
desegregation.
Although there was no roll call on the,
grain embargo amendment, 32
Republicans and 11 Democrats voted
for the parliamentary motion that
made it possible. Sen. William Cohen
(R-Maine), Sen. Charles Percy (R-Ill.)
and Weicker joined 36 Democrats in
voting against it.
BIRD ART
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP -About half of
the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art
Museum's 1979 bird show-bird pain-
tings and carvings-was recently on
display at the Smithsonian Institution.
The annual show was first organized
here four years ago. It has grown from
23 to 75 artists since then. Included in
the 1979 show were artists from the
United States, Canada, England and
East Germany.
The show has been hailed by some as
the best of its kind in the nation.

Doily Photo by PETER SERLING
SOVIET GENETICIST ANATOLY Masyuk (right) talks with translator Mark Kaiser. The scientist is visiting the
University as part of an exchange program sponsored by the New York-based International Research and Exchange
Group. He will stay here nine months.
GENETICIST TO WORK IN LAB:
* ov e scientist visits U

(Continued from Page 1)

Poll: Reagan better for economy

pl ined. "The Soviet government is in-
terested in its scientists becoming
auainted with their colleagues
abroad."
"HE SAID SCIENTIFIC circles in the
Soviet Union have discussed the
problem of genetic research and there
is little chance this kind of work will
stopped." Masyuk added that he
supports genetic research so long as it's
for "the benefit of mankind."
Masyuk, who normally resides in
Kiev with his wife, spends half his days
in the U.S. studying English and the
other half reading scientific books or
watching television like his American
cpunterparts.
9 "When I first arrived in the U.S. it
was difficult to get used to the food," he
related. "But now I find it quite
delicious."
ACCORDING TO Stephanie Dunham,

a secretary in the neuroscience
program, when Masyuk went to the
grocery store he wanted to buy 150
pounds of potatoes.
"She was exaggerating," Masyuk
said. "I only bought two 15 pound bags
of potatoes." He confessed, however,
that he had first attempted to buy
potatoes at McDonalds.
Darlene Breitner, an adminstrative
secretary in the Center for Russian and
East European Studies, which handles
the exchange program for the Univer-
sity, said most years about 10 Soviet
and East-European scholars come to
the University. The center expects
several other Soviet scholars to arrive
later this year.
SHE ALSO SAID that Sandra Gubin,
a University graduate student in
political science, is currently studying
in the Soviet Union.
Masyuk noted that IREX sponsors his

stay in the U.S., while the Soviet
Ministry of Higher Education sponsors
the American scholars. In the past, he
added, Soviet scientists came over fora
ten-month peiod, spending the first
month int Washington, D.C. or
Philadelphia learning the English
language.
"The program has been trimmed to
nine months," he said. "Now we go
directly to the universities and learn
the language there, if necessary."
Agranoff said that Masyuk won't
begin any real laboratory work until
late October. He mentioned that is is
"interesting to note" that in the Soviet
Union Masyuk has his own automobile,
a luxury that is usually reserved for
more senior members of the scientific
community.
"I miss my wife very much," Masyuk
related. "I haven't received a letter
from her yet. I hope she can come here
over Christmas and stay a month."

Soviet-built Afghan helicopters

attac Pak istani
RAWALPINDI, Paksistan (AP)-Six Afghan helicopter
gunships launched an "unprovoked" rocket attack on a
Pakistani border post yesterday, killing two Pakistani
soldiers and wounding one, President Geb. Mohammed Zia
ul-Haq said.
Zia told reporters Pakistani ground fire knocked out one
of the Soviet-built Mi-24 gunships and it crashed in Afghan
territory about 2,000 yards from the border. He said none of
the choppers crossed the border, but fired their cannon and
ockets from inside Afghanistan.
THE PRESIDENT SAID Pakistan lodged a diplomatic
protest with Afghanistan and was considering a similar
protest to the Soviet Union because the Russians had assisted
Afghanistan in "attacking our border post."
The Pakistani leader said he also had received reports
that all Afghan military helicopter pilots had been replaced
by Soviets. The gunships had Afghan markings, he added.
"There hasn't been any provocation," he told a new con-
ference that had been scheduled before the incident. "Our
friends across the border are trying to test our patience or
test our muscles.. .. We have lots of patience and we are not
totally muscleless.'

border post
SOVIET-PAKISTANI RELATIONS have been strained
since an estimated 80,000 Soviet troops entered Afghanistan
last December, helped oust one Marxist regime, installed
another and joined Afghan troops in battling Moslem
guerrillas.
Relations were further aggravated this summer when
Moscow Radio attacked Zia as an American "stooge." He
retaliated by shutting down a Soviet publication printed in
Pakistan and kicking out a third of the Russian diplomatic
corps.
Zia said yesterday's attack was the first fatal border in-
cident since December. But he claimed there had been "over
200" air violations since Soviet troops moved in, resulting in a
number of injuries to Pakistani civilians and Afghan
refugees.
The incident occurred at Ghakhai, about 200 miles north-
west of Islamabad in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Provin-
ce across the border from Chigha Sarai, formerly Asadabad,
the capital of Afghanistan's Kunar Province.
Zia said there was no evidence the gunships were chasing
Afghan insurgents escaping to Pakistan after a guerrilla at-
tack.

From UPland AP
NEW YORK-Americans say Jimmy
Carter would do the best job of the
presidential candidates in keeping this
country - out of war, but they judge
Ronald Reagan the best able to solve
the nation's economic problems, and
Associated Press-NBC News poll says.
That's bad news for Carter, for those
likely to vote in November say
domestic concerns, like the economy,
outweigh foreign policy as they con-
sider their presidential ballot.
The AP-NBC News poll taken Mon-
day through Wednesday didn't have
much good news for independent
presidential candidate John Anderson.
ANDERSON'S long-awaited debate
with Reagan last Sunday did not give
Anderson the boost he hoped for,
leaving him still trailing far behind the
two major-party candidates. Carter
refused to join that first debate, a stan-
ce that drew disapproval from many.
But the debate, the "war and peace"
issue, and the other events of the first
weeks of the fall campaign left the can-
didates about where they were in mid-
August. Reagan has gained slightly,
while Carter and Anderson are essen-
tially unchanged.
There is still little chance that a
debate including President Carter will
occur.
WHITE HOUSE press secretary Jody
Powell yesterday accused Ronald
Reagan of using "a cloak of self-
righteousness" to avoid a two-man
debate with President Carter but
Reagan said "it's only fair" to include
Anderson.
The Reagan camp also announced
that George Bush, the GOP vice
presidential nominee, will not accept
the League of Women Voters invitation
film cooperative
tonight presents tonight
A Cary Grant festival
featuring
The Awful Truth
A great screwball comedy about a
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IRENE DUNNE) who sabotage each
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Arsenic & Old Lace
A black comedy about two sweet old
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Monday is 2-for-1 Night
Two people admitted for the
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to debate Vice President Walter Mon-
dale and Patrick Lucey, Anderson's
running mate.
James Baker, who heads Reagan's
debate team, said in a letter to the
league that Bush "feels as Governor
Reagan does, that your proposal for
presidential debates is unfair ... under
the circumstances, it would be inap-
propriate for him to participate in a
debate under your sponsorship other
than as a part of a series of presidential
debates."

REAGAN, RETURNING to Los
Angeles after a week of campaigning,
was asked to explain why he turned
down the league's offer. "I'm just being
consistent with what my position was,"
Reagan said. "I feel that it's only fair to
include Anderson. He was a viable can-
didate with 15 per cent in the polls. He
certainly is viable now that he is 19 per
cent in the polls."
About three of five likely voters said
they have now made up their minds
whom to vote for in November,

Curene workers not safe in 4 firms

LANSING (UPI)-The state has
levied fines totaling more than $4,000
against four firms checked for com-
pliance with emergency rules protec-
ting workers from toxic Curene, it was
announced yesterday.
The Department of Public Health's
Occupational Health division is still
studying results of inspections of eight
other Michigan plants that use the
chemical, which has been linked to
cancer in laboratory animals.
FINES WERE LEVIED against Air-
Flex Corp. of Detroit, Roto Finish of
Kalamazoo, Sparks Belting Co. of
Grand Rapids, and Exotic Rubber and.
Plastics of Farmington Hills, health of-
ficials said.
State inspectors found Curene levels
in urine tests on some of the firms' em-
ploees, exceeded the limit set in the
emergency rules.
,Other violations included inadequate
cleaning, failure to post warning signs
and inadequate, medical records, of-
ficials noted.
THE FINES MAY be appealed.

A spokesman for the health depar-
tment said the findings did not come as
a surprise since the emergency rules
were adopted only about six months
ago.
"The guys were pretty sure there
would be violations because there had
ben no standard before," the
spokesman said.
ASKED WHETHER the other eight
firms also were likely to be found in
violation, the spokesman replied, "you
can speculate on that."
The emergency rules were put into
place in March because wrangling had
delayed action on permanent controls
in the works since July 1979.
The emergency orders were extended
earlier this month because action on the
permanent rules is not yet complete.
AN ADVISORY commission is expec-
ted to report a new draft of the per-
manent regulations to the state Oc-
cupational Safety Standards Com-
mission in October.
The rules still would have to be sub-
mitted to a public hearing before being

put in place. So far, only California has
Curene control rules.
Curene, used in plastics manufac-
turing processes, was made by the An-
derson Development Co. of Adrian until
production was halted last year by the
state Department of Natural Resour-
ces.
Traces of the chemical have been
found in the urine of Anderson workers
and their families. The substance also
has contaminated a low-income neigh-
borhood near the plant.
The Curene-using firms, two of which
are owner-operated, employe a total of
329 workers-44 of them working direc-
tly with the chemical.

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