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Budget office
gives optimistic
deficit picture

WASHINGTON (UPI) - The usually
cautious Congressional Budget Office
said yesterday "The recession is en-
ding" and predicted the deficit will be
$14 billion lower this year than
President Reagan forecasts.
. The office, which has been issuing
more pessimistic forecasts than every
administration since its creation in
1975, said in it annual economic report
the economy will grow 4 percent in 1983
and 4.7 percent in 1984, and the budget
deficit will be $194 billion this year.
In contrast, Reagan's 1984 budget
estimates the economy will grow only
3.1 percent this year and 4 percent in
1984 and the budget deficit will be about
$208 billion in 1983.
"WE THINK the recession is ending
and (the economy) will grow at a
moderate rate this year,"Alice Rivlin,
director of the office, said at a news
"This is the first year in some time
the CBO and the president's budget
forecasts are close to the same," she
said. "In general, we've been slightly
less optimistic than the administration.
This time we're slightly on the op-
timistic side of them, which is,

The similarity of the two estimates
should speed the budget process in
Congress this year, she said, because
legislators will not have to "fight about
the forecasts."
RIVLIN SAID her office believes the
economic recovery will be a "little bit
stronger" and inflation will be slightly
lower than the administration
But, she said, the modest growth
rates are not sufficient to quickly bring
the unemployment rate down.
"We expect unemployment to remain
above 10 percent this year and dip
below 10 percent to 9.8 percent next
year," she said.
THE REPORT estimates unem-
ployment, which reached 10.8 percent
in December, will be 10.6 percent this
year and then slowly decline to 7.5 per-
cent by 1988. The Reagan budget
predicts unemployment of 10.9 percent
this year, 10 percent in 1984 and 6.6 per-
cent by 1988.
Even with a higher economic growth
than the office predicts, the deficit in
1988 still would be around $183 billion.
"That's very worrisome," Rivlin
said. "It's very likely to raise interest
rates and crowd out investment. Get-
ting the out-year deficits down are
necessary to sustaining the recovery.''
The report said, "It is now generally
agreed that a balanced federal budget
is not an attainable goal for the near

One of Bo's Boys? Daily Photo by RENEE FREIER
Paul Bunyan cut an impressive figure in the Union yesterday, as he readied
himself for tonight's dance held in his honor. The Paul Bunyan Ball, spon-
sored by the School of Natural Resources, will be held in the Union Ballroom.


Trucking stri,
(Continued from Page 1)
since Monday when the Independent
Truckers Association called the strike
to protest scheduled hikes in gasoline
taxes and highway fees.
WHILE THE nation's 100,000 in-
dependent truckers - drivers who own'
their own rigs - represent about one fi-
fth of the trucking industry, they handle
about 90 percent of the perishable
produce shipments.
Teamsters Union truckers who have
little sympathy for the strike
especially since Teamsters were
bearing the brunt of the violence.
One of their members, George F.


ke intensifie
Capps, who was fatally shot in his rig
Monday night, was buried in Clayton,
N.C., Thursday.
SOME TRUCKERS refused to drive
at night. Others demanded - and got -
"combat pay." They stuck close
together and kept in touch with
"Smokey Bears" on their CB's. Others
carried guns.
"I've got a shotgun in there and it's
fully loaded," said Michael Bevel of
Huntsville, Ala., at a truck stop in
Columbus, Ohio.
"The strike is the only reason I'm
carrying it and if worse comes to worse,
believe me, I'll use it."

Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Deportees from Nigeria flood
refugee camps in Ghana
ACCRA, Ghana - Deportees from Nigeria yesterday poured into camps
already jammed with exhausted Ghanaians suffering from food shortages,
illness and the rigors of their long trip home.
The flood of returning Ghanains raised government concerns that violence
will add to the misery of the estimated half-million that have reached the
Commodore S. G. Obimbeh, coordinator of the repatriation task force,
said authorities would not tolerate "acts of violence or unruly behavior."
Obimbeh said he saw some newly arrived deportees set fire to a man in
Accra who they accused of trying to steal a cassette recorder. The
Ghanaians went to oil-rich Nigeria in the mid-1970s seeking well-paying jobs.
On Jan. 17 Nigeria, hit by the drop in oil prices, ordered the expulsion of an
estimated 2 million illegal aliens - half of them said to be Ghanaians.
The Ghanaian government has not given official figures on the number
now back home. But Interior Minister Johnny Hansen told reportes in the
Nigerian capital of Lagos on Wednesday that "abut half a million" of the ex-
pelled 1 million Ghanaians had returned.
Digging at state toxic waste
site awaits emergency plan
LANSING - Department of Natural Resources Director Howard Tanner
said yesterday no digging will be done at Michigan's worst toxic waste site
for possible cyanide contamination until an emergency management plan is
in place.
Tanner, speaking to the House Conservation Committee, also said such a
plan will not necessarily include evacuations of area residents. He partly
blamed the media for alarming residents.
The DNR believes that up to 300 barrels containing cyanide and
hydrochloric acid are buried beneath a lagoon on the 40-acre site of the
Berlin & Farro Liquid Waste Incineration in Genessee County. There are
fars the chemicals could mix during a disposal effort and form deadly
hydrogen cyanide.
"We're not going to approach those barrels without an emergency
management plan," Tanner said.
Senators ask for Defense cuts
WASHINGTON - A key Senate committee asked Defense Secretary
Caspar Weinberger yesterday for suggestions to reduce his budget by up to
$10 billion, despite a plea from President Reagan that any new cuts would
"damage national security."
"We're reaching a consensus here just from the questioning that there are
going to be changes made in your request," Sen. Bob Kasten (R-Wis.) told
Weinberger during a four-hour hearing of the Senate Budget Committee.
Weiberger, in his third congressional appearance in three days, came un-
der a scathing attack-from Sen. Donald Riegle (D-Mich.), who accused him
loudly of being "dangerous .to our country" because of his "fanatical in-
sistence" on more money for the Pentagon at a time of economic hardship.
"I think you're making our country weaker," charged Riegle,who said
there are currently 750,000 unemployed in Michigan.
American shotin El Salvador
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Lftist guerrillas firing on a government
helicopter wounded an American Green Beret sergeant, the first casualty
among the 37 American military advisers stationed in El Salvador, U.S. of-
ficials said yesterday.
Sgt. Jay T. Stanley, a U.S. Green Beret, was shot Wednesday while flying
in a Salvadoran-piloted helicopter over the nation's most important bridge,
U.S. Embassy Spokesman Donald Hamilton said.
At least two Salvadoran government soldiers and 60 guerrillas were repor-
ted killed as the rebel force of some 500 men retreated from the city of Berlin
in the southeast part of the country,
A foreign military observer saidan air force fighter strafed a column of
200 rebels five miles west of Berlin, and troops ferried in by helicopter at-
tacked on the ground.
An army battalion regained control of Berlin with little fighting yesterday,
after leftist guerrillas pulled out of the biggest city they have captured and
claimed they fulfilled their objectives. They held it for two days.
U.S., Israel agree on boundary
WASHINGTON - W.S. and Israeli representatives in Lebanon have
reached an agreement on a tentative line to separate U.S. Marines and
Israeli troops, State Department sources said yesterday. The agreement
comes after six U.S.-Iraeli confrontations, including the one yesterday in
which a pistol-waving U.S. Marine stopped an Israeli tank convoy.
But officials were vague about where the line is and what the agreement
The Israeli army said in a staement to Tel Aviv that it had reached an
agreement with U.S. representatives which the Israelis claim re-affirms
their rights to patrolup to a north-south railroad line. Asked whether it
agreed with this Israeli version, the Defense Department had no comment.
The State Department also had no official comment.

"While some Israeli patrols are taking place, the remainder of the
disputed territory is still at issue. We haven't given them permission to do
anything," a State Department official said.


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the fourth floor in the middle of the lot of girls were afraid to take showers
night passed out," West Quad Chicago at night." She said meetings were
House resident Paula Johnson said. scheduled for last night to teach
"He said he thought he was in South residents how to use the locks.
Quad." "Overall, I think (the women) will
Michigan house resident Heidi Bab- appreciate them," she said.
bitt said "We even had our shower cur- Levy said the combination locks are
tains stolen one time," adding that "relatively simple" to operate and
there was a problem with people from have the advantage that they don't
the street using the bathrooms and require a key.
"making a mess." A THREE-NUMBER combination
CHICAGO HOUSE RA Sarah Laible must be pushed to open the doors, but
said before the locks were installed "a during "peak" times female residents
can choose to keep the doors open by
snapping the lock in the off position,
Levy said.
He said pressure exerted by residen-
ce staff and a "generally enthusiastic"
Action Sp1.orts Wear response from the West Quad-Barbour-
Newberry (WQBN) House Council
FAC y/ CLSMEOtShelped get the locks installed.
FAV/VIAI Y LO I-0 TKurt Gerber, president of the WQBN
council, said locks had been tried
before on the fifth floor Williams House
Swimwear and the problems were reduced.
"It's a safety ,measure," he said.
Footwear "(The locks) keep the guys out." Ger-
B odywear ber said the problems with men in the
women's bathrooms "got a little out of
419 East Liberty hand."
2 Mocks of State Streei Pointing an accusing finger at her
roommate, Johnson said "for some
663-6 7 7' people who get really trashed, it may be
a problem."


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