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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, March 10, 1983-Page 3
Reagan warns of Soviet buildup

From AP and UPI

WASHINGTON - In a blaze of or-
chestrated publicity, the ad-
ministration yesterday issued a report
which President Reagan said gives
Americans the "straight facts" on a
Soviet buildup to military superiority
on the ground, in the oceans, the air and
even space.
"The Soviets have not slowed the
pace of their enormous military
buildup," said the president in a
statement put out by the White House
minutes before Weinberger presented
the 107-page report at a Pentagon news
conference. The timing coincided with
corpmittee starts in both the House and
Senate on the defense budget.
"In little over a year," said Reagan,
the Soviets "have begun testing new
models in almost every class of nuclear
"THEY ARE dramatically expan-
ding their navy and air force and are
training and equipping their ground
forces for pre-emptive attack, and are
using their military power to extend
tieir influence and enforce their will in
every corner of the globe," Reagan

In the report, reflecting developmen-
ts over the past 18 months, Weinberger
wrote that "the facts . . . leave no
doubt as to the U.S.S.R.'s dedication to
achieving military superiority in all
fields," including space warfare.
Defense officials said they planned to
print about 300,000 of the red-and-white-
covered booklets for distribution.
DESIGNED TO attract readers in the
general public as well as Congress, it is
filled with multi-colored sketches,
photographs, illustrations and easy-to-
read charts.
Publication of the booklet is part of an
intensified administration campaign to
win support for its $1.6 trillion rear-
mament effort at a time when
Congress, former government officials
and even defense contractors are at-
tacking the level of military spending.
Congress has threatened to reduce
the proposed $238.6 billion defense
budget for fiscal year 1984 by as much
as $30 billion. The proposed budget is 10
percent higher than last year.
THE HOUSE Foreign Affairs Com-
mittee voted 27-9 Tuesday to adopt a
resolution urging a mutual and
verifiable freeze on nuclear weapons.

House Republican leader Bob Michel
told President Reagan yesterday the
House probably will pass a nuclear
freeze resolution, despite * ad-
ministration warnings that the move
would increase the danger of war.
"I'm afraid it will pass," the Illinois
Republican said he told Reagan during
a White House meeting with
congressional GOP leaders. "That's the
way I read it in the tea leaves up there
(on Capitol Hill)."
MICHEL SAID Reagan "obviously
did not like" his prediction.
The resolution calls upon the ad-
ministration to use the START talks for
the purposes of "pursuing a complete
halt to the nuclear arms race" and
"deciding when and how to achieve a
mutual verifiable freeze on testing,
production and further deployment of
nuclear warheads, missiles and other
delivery systems."
Senate Republican Leader Howard
Baker also predicted'success in some
form for a freeze motion in the Senate.
He said an alternate resolution spon-
sored by Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) and
William Cohen (R-Maine) was

... presents arms report
"gathering momentum" in the Senate
and contained "a lot of appeal for a lot
of members" because it provides fox
"not just a freeze, but a build-down."

Panel plans open research forum

The Research Policies Committee voted yesterday
to hold an open meeting next week to' explain its
proposed guidelines for non-classified research.
RPC members cited a lack of understanding, and
curiosity about the committee's work as the main
reasons for holding the meeting. The committee will
also use the meeting to familiarize faculty Senate
Assembly members with the proposal before they
vote on it at the senate's March 21 meeting.
THE PROPOSAL calls for individual University
schools and colleges to monitor non-classified
research projects by their faculty, and that a
committee be appointed to assess the schools'

The March 16 meeting will allow the public to
question the committee about the research
guidelines, said Medical School Prof. Donald
Hultquist, an RPC member.
Although the committee's final report will be
released today, RPC member Prof. Daniel Ringler
said he thinks the meeting is still worthwhile. "Any
discussion that comes out of the meeting can
certainly come up again on the 21st," said the
medical school professor.
"Certainly if a member of the RPC becomes aware
of any new information, he can bring it up and make
the Senate Assembly aware of it," Ringler said,

adding he thought the senate would approve the,,
TWICE THIS year the committee turned down
proposals by Tom Marx, one of four students on the-
committee, to hold open forums on non-classified:
One committee member said he felt Marx'
proposals did not pass because they called for a
public forum before the committee made a final
decision on the guidelines. "Now the open meeting is-
merely to explain the report," said Atmospheric and-
Oceanic Science Prof. George Carignan.
Committee members who voted against the
guidelines last month also plan to release a report.

Grand Canyon II AP Photo
This 65-foot-deep hole in Sebastapol, Cal. is one of the many results of
California's recent heavy rains. The gap runs a quarter of a mile in length.
"The Mother Lode," an award-winning play by Michigan playwright John
Beem, opens tonight at the Performance Network. Set in the 1940s, the play
concerns two news reporters who go to a small town in Michigan's upper
peninsula to research a feature story about the 1913 "Italian Hall" tragedy
which killed 74 people. The curtain goes up at 8p.m. at 408 W. Washington.
W men's Studies- The Willmar 8, noon, MLB Lecture Rm. 2.
Ann Arbor Film Co-Op-Rude Boy, 7 & 9:15 p.m., Aud. A.
Cinema Guild - 21st Annual 16mm Film Festival, 7, 9, & 11 p.m., Michigan
Hill Street Cinema - Now.. . After All These Years, 7:30 & 9 p.m., 1429
Hill St.
Mediatrics - Ragtime, 6:30 & 9:15 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Department of Theatre and Drama - "The Father," 8 p.m., Trueblood
Music at Midday - Gail Arnold, viola da gamba and Bradley Brookshire,
harpsichord, 12:10p.m., Pendleton Rm., Michigan Union.
Music at Michigan - String Department recital, 8 p.m., Recital Hall;
Trombone Recital, Laurie Penpraze, 8 p.m., Rackham Assembly Hall.
Ark -Trapezoid with violin, hammer dulcimer and base, 9 p.m., 1421 Hill
English Dept. - poetry reading, John Matthias, 4 p.m., East Conference
Room, Rackham.
Mosher-Jordan - chamber music with cello and piano music of Brahms,
Barber and Moore performed by Ken Whitley and Eric Edmunds, 7 p.m.,
Jordan Lounge, Mosher-Jordan.
Society of Women Engineers - Janice Jenkins, "Why Women Engineers
Are Not Going to Graduate School," 6:30 p.m., 311 W. Engin.
School of Education - William Cruickshank, "Children with Retarded
Mental Development: A Communication to Mainstreaming," noon, Rm. 1322
School of Education.
Guild House - Virginia Nordby, "Women and Power: A Legal
Perspective," 8p.m., 802 Monroe.
Center for Japanese Studies - Byron Earhart, "Japan's New Religions:
An Inside View," noon, Lane Hall Commons Rm.
Museum of Anthropology - William Parry, "Lithic Analysis and the
Organization of a Formative Village: Chipped Stone Tools from San Jose
Mogote, Oaxaca, Mexico," noon, Rm. 2009 Museums Bldg., Ruthven
Medieval and Renaissance Collegium - George Kish, "Medieval World
Maps," 4:30 p.m., MLB Lecture Rm. 2.
Social Science Concen. Program/Guild House - Raya Dunayevskaya,
"New Moments in Marx's Last Decade," 7 p.m., Rm. 126 Residential
College, East Quad.
Germanic Languages and Literatures - Mara Wade, "The Galli-Bibiena:
Theater Stage Designs and Baroque Avant-Garde," 12:10 p.m., MLB, third
floor commons.
Center for Russian and East European Studies - Lukasz Hirszowicz, "A
Case Study of Minority Attraction to Communism: The East London Jews,
1935-1945," noon, Lane Hall Commons Room.
Computer Center - chalk talk, consulting staff, "SORT," 12:10 p.m., 1011
NUBS; Forrest Hartman, "Programming, A Layman's Intro.,'"176 BSAD.
Dept. of Chemistry - Arthur Rich, "New Studies in Physics and
Chemistry Using Positrons and Positronium," Rm. 1200, Chem. Bldg.
Democratic Socialists of America - Margot Duley-Morrow, "The
Prospects for Feminist Politics," 8 p.m., Michigan Union.
Ann Arbor Libertarian League - 7 p.m., basement of Dominick's, 812
Canterbury Loft/The Michigan Daily - Campus Meet the Press with
Regent Gerald Dunn, 4 p.m., Kuenzel Rm., Michigan Union.

WSU president asks
S. African divestment

DETROIT (UPI) - Wayne State
University President David Adamany
asked the school to drop its investments
in American firms operating in South
Afr ica.
Adamany made his recommendations
yesterday to the WSU Board of Gover-
nors His recommendations could af-
fect more than $1.3 million in college
investments, according to a report by
the school.
THE STATE became the irsti mthe
nation to order its public colleges to
divest themselves of investments in
American firms doing business in South
Africa, a nation that legally classifies
blacks as second-class citizens.
Michigan law also ordered the schools
to sell investments in firms dealing
with the Soviet Union.
Officials at the University of
Michigan argue that the new state law

violates their constitutional autonomy.
Additionally, they argue, the law
prevents them from investing in
Michigan firms such as Ford Motor Co.,
General Motors Corp., and Burroughs
Corp., - crucial to future economic
Adamany's recommendation says-
the state law violates the University's
constitutional rights. However, he adds
WSU should dump its South African and
Soviet investments to state the "clear
moral position that the University is not
involved, even indirectly, in economic
support or activity which benefits
government's engaged in racial,
national or religious discrimination."
If WSU's governors support the
recommendation, the university will be
the first to divest since former Gov.
William Milliken signed the law last
Dec. 31.

ANN ARBOR 769-894

I *!

Social Security bill will
raise retirement age to 67

(Continued from Page 1)
Security can be reformed ... or if the
only answer to crisis is to raise its cost
to the taxpayers."
Seventy-six Democrats joined 152
Republicans on the first critical vote to
raise the age. Only 14 Republicans
voted against it, along with 188
The rescue bill, closely following the
blueprint prepared by the National
Commission on Social Security Reform,
would generate $165.3 billion in new
revenues or savings over seven years.
That would also solve two-thirds of the
long-range problem, and the change in
the retirement age would wipe out the
THE MEASURE also includes a $2.2
billion, six-month extension of sup-
plemental unemployment benefits that
will allow some workers 10 additional
weeks of benefits; a Supplemental
Security Income Welfare increase of
$20 a month for individuals and $30 for
couples in July; and a so-called
"prospective payment" plan for
Medicare, under which hospital fees
would be set in advance based on a
patient's diagnosis.
The Senate Finance Committee
began marking up its version of the
rescue bill yesterday. It was expected
to complete its work today and send it
to the floor for a vote next week.
Liberals argued that the higher
retirement age would hurt coal-miners
and other hard laborers and
discriminate against minorities who
tend to die sooner than whites.

Social Security's old-age fund has
been losing money since 1975 and
technically went broke last Nov. 5. It
has borrowed $17.5 billion from the
disability and Medicare funds to keep
benefit checks going out on time to the
36 million Social Security recipients.
But its borrowing authority has lapsed
and unless Congress acts it would be
unable to send out checks on time in

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