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WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Reagan declared yesterday that his
administration is not in disarray and
said the problem is not in the White
House, but "in those stories that seem
to be going around" that portray him as
Reagan, who began his week with an
order barring his own staff from
leaking information, ended it by in-
sisting to the press corps and a national
broadcast audience that "I make the
REPORTS ABOUT mid-term
changes in policy and disorganization
in completing the budget "are not
based on fact," he said.
"I do not believe that philosophically
I have changed at all. This has been
denies reports of
very inaccurate," the president said
during a quickly scheduled 15-minute
visit to the White House press room.
The session was carried live by all
The president's remarks followed a
spate of editorials, columns and front-
page stories picturing the White House
in confusion as Reagan tries to cope
with questions over the budget, the
deficit, taxes and Social Security; a
sudden shakeup of his arms negotiating
team, and the departure of two Cabinet
members to private jobs.
"OUR ALLIES should not, from the
things that they read, be concerned
about whether we're lacking in deter-
mination or whether we are indeed in
disarray," Reagan said. "We are not."
Reagan opened his visit with remarks
about arms control, saying: "There has
been such disarray, approaching chaos,
in the press corps with regard to the
subject of arms control that I thought
before you unraveled into complete
disorder that maybe we should
straighten out the entire subject."
But, asked about reports of disarray
within the White House, Reagan said
"that's why I came in, to point out to
you accurately where the disarray lies.
It's in those stories that seem to be
going around. They are not based on
HE SAID that he asks for "differing
viewpoints on things. But then I make
the decisions. This has been working
very well and we've had a very heavy
agenda for the last few weeks. We've
been working long hours on a number of
things that are before us here."
He complained that he asks for "the
widest range of options" and then finds
them "announced as rumored that I
have made decisions." "The leaks have
been very inaccurate," he said.
His spokesman, Larry Speakes, the
chief deputy White House press
secretary, had other words for reports
"UNTRUE. Foolishness. Miscon-
ceived," he said earlier.
"Poppycock?" suggested a reporter.
"Poppycock," Speakes replied, adding
that he thought one report was prom-
pting the next, becoming, in his phrase,
He said Reagan was "not at all"
frustrated by the problems he is facing.
Mexico City cuts secret police,
MEXICO CITY (AP) - The government abolished
Mexico City's "secret service" yesterday as part of
President Miguel de la Madrid's sweeping police
reorganization to halt abuses by the nation's under-
paid, sometimes repressive crimefighters.
The move reinforced de la Madrid's call for a
'moral renovation of society' and followed a highly
publicized case involving a gang of former policemen
implicated in a crime spree that left at least two
A presidential announcement said abolition of the
city's 1,500-member secret police, officially called
the Investigative Division for the Prevention of
Delinquency, would centralize handling of major
crimes under the federal Judicial Police, which also
has been accused of abuse and corruption.
DE LA MADRID, who took office Dec. 1, has warned
the police and other officials that he will deal sternly
with cases of corruption and abuse of authority.
"The protection of life and the rights of Mexicans
and the prosecution of criminal acts are an
irrevocable commitment of this government," de la
Madrid said in a communique late Thursday announ-
cing the reorganization.
"The measures were widely awaited by society, so
that there no longer will be police that are on the
margins of the Constitution," the communique said.
HIS REORGANIZATION plan calls for harsher
penalties for persons convicted of kidnapping and
other violent crimes, and attempts to close loopholes
through which some criminals have paid their way
out of jail.
Little documentation is available about crime
prevention in Mexico, but the secret service was
commonly considered part of a law enforcement
system that has acted with impunity..
Some federal, state and local officers have been
accused of capturing guilty and innocent alike,
frequently applying torture to extract confessions
and taking bribes in return for the release of
THE NATION'S traffic policemen commonly are
known to shake down motorists for bribes in return
for real or imagined infractions.
De la Madrid said his administration will halt these
The government will seek "urgent long-term
measures to guarantee in the best possible way the
security of all citizens, the protection of lives and
property, the respect for their rights of public order
and peace protected by Constitutional freedom," In-
terior Minister Manuel Bartlett Diaz said following
announcement of the reorganization.
Earlier this week, de la Madrid intervened in a
federal investigation of a gang of former policemen.
charged with kidnapping and killing at least two
young people, and implicated in as many as 50 other
Six professors named to MRC panel g
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Opponents of the corporation have
argued that the search for profits may
pervert the University's mission to
educate. They also point out that with
the University as a minority.
stockholder, it will be difficult to have
any control over the type of research
the corporation sponsors.
DUNN SAID the formation of a
research corporation at the University
is long overdue. He said there are a
number of projects in his department
well-suited for the corporation. Such a
corporation could have been used in the
past as well, he said, pointing to resear-
ch projects done as far back as 1940.
"If it had been around then, there's
no telling what filthy lucre would be
coming out of our ears now," Dunn
But he added that "filthy lucre"
flowing into the corporation is
something the University must guard
against. "You have to preserve in (the
corporation) the intellectual character
of the University. You don't want to get
into crass commercialism," he said.
Olsen said businesses have already
expressed an interest in the cor-
poration, but added "industry is likje
the University - it moves very
Gamota said he hopes the committee
will submit a plan to the University's
executive officers by July 1. He added
that one of the committee's first tasks
will be to appoint a full-time interim
director for the project.
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Draft resister sentenced
to community service
BOSTON - A federal judge refused yesterday to jail a draft resister and
sentenced the man instead to two years' probation and 1,000 hours of com-
"I cannot agree that this offense and the circumstances of this offense
merit incarceration, unless I care to make a political statement," Judge
David Nelson said in sentencing Edward Hasbrouck, 23, of Wellesley.
"I think I've at least come to know that, although you are clearly in
defiance of the law, you are acting out of personal concern," said Nelson,
who also imposed a six-month suspended sentence.
Hasbrouck, the sixth man in the nation convicted of refusing to register
with the Selective Service, said he hoped his case would focus attention on
what he called government attempts to silence opposition to the draft.
He said Nelson's rejection of the U.S. attorney's recommendation for a
two-year prison sentence, "represents a realization by a federal judge that
they are attempting to harass and intimidate people into registering."
Regan vetoes anti-drug bill
WASHINGTON - President Reagan vetoed a bill yesterday that would
have placed a "drug czar" in charge of the government's anti-drug
program, saying "the war on crime and drugs does not need more
bureaucracy in Washington."
"It does need more action in the field, and that is where my ad-
ministration will focus its efforts," the president said in a written statement.
The president said the measure contained "an unworkable and possibly
unconstitutional restraint" on federal drug prosecutions because it gave
state and local prosecutors a veto over such cases under their authority.
The legislation also contained regulations to expand federal authority to
fight tampering of food, drugs and other products, a reaction to the seven
rleaths in Illinois due to cyanide being placed in Tylenol capsules.
Reagan came under considerable pressure from both conservative
Republicans and liberal Democrats to sign the bill. But he said it would have
had an "adverse impact on our efforts to combat drug abuse," by raising
the risk of friction among law enforcement agencies and disrupting their
Habib to meet with Lebanese
U.S. Middle East envoy Philip Habib flew to Beirut yesterday to seek
Lebanese assistance in speeding up the talks with Israel, but Lebanon war-
ned of "long and difficult" negotiations ahead.
Habib, accompanied by his second-in-command, Morris Draper, arrived
from Tel Aviv where he was reported pushing Israel to set a Feb. 12 deadline
for a start on withdrawal of its 30,000 forces from Lebanon.
Habib scheduled a meeting with Lebanese President Amin Gemayel in
preparation for the next round of the Israeli-Lebanese talks Monday. The
veteran U.S. trouble shooter was dispatched from Washington earlier this
week to speed up the withdrawal talks.
But with the two countries expressing different interpretations of the
agenda they agreed to Thursday, and Syria's vow to veto any Lebanese-
Israeli agreement it finds threatening, negotiations cbuld be slow-moving.
"A Lebanese government spokesman today warned against excessive
optimism which prevailed yesterday following the announcement of the
agreement on the agenda," Lebanon's official National News Agency said.
"The spokesman noted that long and difficult negotiations were still
ahead and the Lebanese authorities will be hard pressed to ensure the in-
terests of Lebanon in the talks."
Reagan grants extension for
Social Security reform
WASHINGTON - President Reagan offered the National Commission
on Social Security Reform "a few more days" yesterday to come up with a
rescue plan for the retirement system, saying it was still struggling over
choices between higher taxes and reduced benefits.
But the commission's chairman, Republican economist Alan Green-
span, said that talks scheduled with White House officials today, the day the
panel is scheduled to expire, are still likely to prove an all-or-nothing
Greenspan, in a telephone interview from New York, said that session
looms as "a critical one.. . It just doesn't strike me as feasible to go on
negotiating" beyond that.
But he said the panel's staff may need a "technical" extension until
Thursday to wrap up the details of producing the panel's final report.
Reagan refused, meanwhile, to commit himself on recommendations
said to be in the works. They would freeze this July's cost-of-living increase
for six months, raise the payroll tax and make half of the benefits taxable for
middle-and upper-income retirees.
The package would generate new revenues or savings for Social
Security to the tune of $168 billion between now and 1990, which is within the
range the commission set for its target. Most of the money would come in the
form of higher payroll or income taxes, and some would come indirectly
from the general treasury.
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The figures showed a stable world oil
price contributed the most to keep
overall price increases small, climbing
only 0.1 percent in 1982 at wholesale
compared to 14.1 percent in 1981.
Gasoline prices alone were down 8.6
percent last year for dealers.
In December, the production report
said, big gains in auto assemblies held
down the overall decline in output. And
it said, "The auto industry has
scheduled a further increase for
January in response to improved sales
that diminished stocks."
THE NEW CAR production, apparen-
tly already under way, makes it likely
that overall industrial production is
reversing its downward trend this mon-
The decline for all of 1982 was the
largest since the 8.9 percent drop of
1974, the Federal Reserve Board
Total output in the nation's factories
and mines dropped 15.5 percent in the
recession which lasted from November
1973 to March 1975. The decline in the
current, and longer recession, which
began in July 1981, has been 12.5 per-
cent, yesterday's report said.
The overall production level for 1982
was about the same as in 1977, five
years earlier, it said.
Despite the good news, other experts
say Americans plan to keep a tight hold
on the pursestrings during 1983. Accor-
ding to a new public opinion sampling,
consumers believe the economy will
improve, but still prefer to save instead
"We think that there is a feeling of op-
timism, but . . . people want to protect
themselves financially," said Karen
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