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Page 2-Saturday, April 9, 1983-The Michigan Daily

Student,
publication
board tells
:R e ents
to divest
The Board for Student Publications,
the financial governing body of the
Daily, the yearbook, and the Gargoyle,
has joined the growing list of campus
groups pressuring the Regents to divest
from South Africa.
In a letter to the Regents dated
yesterday, the Publications board
asked the University to pull its $380,000
share of University investments out of
companies doing business in the apar-
theid nation.:
THE FACULTY Senate Assembly
and Michigan Student Assemblv also
have endorsed, divestiture this year.
The Regents are expected to decide
on Friday whether they will follow a
new. state law that demands
educationalinstitutions to divest. Some
University officials contend the
legislation is unconstitutional. Others
agree on that point, but believe divest-
ment is the right move anyway.
In its request, the publication board
recommended that the University
maintain one share in each of the ap-
proximately 40 companies that would
be affected by divestiture in order "to
allow the University to participate in
the company's decision process."
Publications investments are made
up of past profits of the Daily and other
student publications. The faculty,
professional, and student board invests
that money in the University's $130
million endowment fund.
Financi es
tighten up
on loans

IN BRIEF

Hallelujah!

Brother Jed returned to the diag yesterday and was welcomed by a large and receptive crowd.

EPA official, says Burford slowed
cleanup of toxic waste dumps

WASHINGTON - A senior Environ-
mental Protection Agency official said
yesterday former EPA Administrator
Anne Burford urged him to go slow on
cleaning up the nation's toxic waste
dumps.
"I have the personal view there was
an implicit policy to slow down the
Superfund Cleanup," William
Hedeman, director of EPA's office of
emergency response, told a Senate
committee. "The progress of
programs I have been identified with
may have been impeded for that pur-
pose."
HEDEMAN MADE the statement in

response to a question from Sen.
George Mitchell (D-Maine).
Mitchell asked a panel of EPA of-
ficials appearing before the Senate En-
vironment Committee if they had ever
been told to go slow on cleaning up toxic
waste sites so the administration could
argue the law need not be extended
because all funds had not been used.
Hedeman said he tried to reach alter-
natives with states having trouble
providing their required 10 percent
share of the toxic waste cleanup costs
under the $1.6 billion Superfund
program.
"I WAS TOLD essentially that a state

should come up with 10 percent, but
that ultimately we should not
aggressively pursue alternatives,"
Hedeman said. "Who told you that?"
Mitchell asked.
"The administrator," Hedeman said.
THE SUPERFUND toxic waste
cleanup program is due to expire in 1985
unless extended by Congress.
Anne Burford resigned last month as
EPA administrator as congressional
committees intensified investigations
into wrongdoing at the agency. William
Ruckelshaus has been nominated by
President Reagan as her replacement.

Compled from Associated Pressand
United Press International reports
Soviet Union expells two Britons
MOSCOW-The Soviet Union yesterday expelled a British military at-
tache and a journalist for spying, the latest move in the diplomatic tug-of-
war between the Kremlin and the West.
"ThisSoviet action is clearly in retaliation for the expulsion of three Soviet
officials in London last week," aspokesman for the British Embassy said.
Squadron Leader David Williams, 33, Britain's assistant air attache in
Moscow, and Anthony Robinson, 40, correspondent for the London-based
Financial Times, were ordered to leave'the Soviet Union within a week, the
spokesman said.
British ambassador Sir lain Sutherland protested "the unjustified action,"
describing the expulsions as "clearly in retaliation" for the ousting of three
Soviets from Britain last week.
The Foreign Office in Londn said, "We are considering seriously the new
situation it has created."
Challenger crew returns home
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.-With a mild rebuke to the folks who packed
their ship for its first outing,. the Challenger astronauts tidied up the space.
shuttle for today's trip home. Their only remaining task was to rendezvous
with a phantom target in space.
Paul Weitz, Karol Bobko, Story Musgrave and Donald Peterson are
coming home from a highly successful, five-day orbital mission that in-
creases NASA's chances of being able to ready the nation's second space
freighter for flight again in only two months.
Challenger is scheduled to touch down at 1:54 p.m. EST on the long paved
runway that shuttle Columbia used for its fifth landing last November. The
clay runway where Challenger originally was to have landed is under water
from recent heavy rains.
Yesterday afternoon afternoon Weitz and Bobko were to execute the fifth
and final maneuver in a mock exercise to test Challenger's ability to shift its
orbit to reach a precise point in space. The shuttle will need that capability to
rendezvous on the 13th flight with an ailing sun-study satellite which the
astronauts are to repair.
Defense budget doomed by
negative thought', Reagan says
WASHINGTON-President Reagan blames the news media's "drumbeat
of negative thought" for the defeat of his 1984 defense budget increase on
Capitol Hill and will stick with the proposal, his spokesman said yesterday.
Reagan "hasn't changed one iota" from his commitment to a 10 percent
increase despite its overwhelming rejection by the Senate Budget Commit-
tee Thursday, deputy press secretary Larry Speakes said.
The committee, controlled 12-10 by Republicans, voted 19-2 against
Reagan's 10 percent defense budget increase and then voted 17-4 to allow
only 5 percent growth.
Speakes said the senators who voted against Reagan were being "respon-
sive to the public, who is responsive often to the domineering force of the
media."
Cambodian plane downed
KHAO I DANG, Thailand-Vietnamese gunners shot down a Thai Air For-
ce jet yesterday and a Cambodian rebel leader charged Hanoi's forces
massacred hundreds of refugees with grenades and bayonets.
Concerned about Thailand's security, the United States rushed antiair-
craft missiles and long-range howitzers to Bangkok. The first delivery of
Redeye ground-to-air missiles was expected Saturday.
Additionally, two giant C-5 transport planes will deliver 155mm long-range
howitzers and ammunition to Thai forces on Monday, a State Department
spokesman said in Washington, and more howitzers will arrive by sea April
19.
In the Thai border province of Surin, 225 miles northeast of Bangkok, a
Royal Thai Air Force A-37 "dragonfly" jet fighter was hit by Vietnamese
ground fire and crashed in a rice field, killing the pilot and co-pilot, military
sources in the area said.
New Orleans mops up slowly
NEW ORLEANS-Houses were marked with mud-colored waterlines,
soggy furniture was strewn on sidewalks and one discouraged resident.
posted a "For Sale" sign as New Orleans bailed out yesterday after a day of
near-record flooding.
Telephone service, knocked out for all long-distance calls and most local
ones Thursday - effectively isolating the city - was restored yesterday ex-
cept in some parts of the central business district.
Businesses reopened, but almost all went short-handed as employees
stayed home for the real work of the day-mopping up.
The floods came before dawn Thursday after 11 inches of rain fell on the
city, which is ordinarily impassible in some areas after a quick 5- or 6-inch
rainfall.
By sunrise, almost every major thoroughfare was under water, and police
urged residents to stay home. Bus and trolley service shut down and few
taxis ventured out.
The deluge disappeared from the streets within hours after the rains stop-
ped, thanks to a city drainage system that is the largest in the world. The
system is capable of draining 25 billion gallons of water a day through 250
miles of pipe, but can only handle an inch of rain an hour before the saucer-
shaped city begins to flood.
The waters drained from the city are pumped into either the Mississippi
River on Lake Pontchatrain, on New Orleans' north side.
Longtime residents said Thursday's water levels had been reached only
twice before in this century.

Vol. XCIII, No. 150
Saturday, April 9,1983
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Lech
Walesa said yesterday he won't leave
Poland to speak at Harvard Univer-
sity's commencement, but Harvard
may break three centuries of tradition
and have Walesa's speech read in his
absence.
The Alumni Association had said
Thursday in Cambridge, Mass., that
Walesa, former head of the outlawed
Solidarity union, accepted an invitation
to give the graduation day address on
June 9.
But today a spokeswoman who was
reached by telephone at Walesa's apar-
tment in the Baltic port of Gdansk said:
"He will be unable to travel there for
well-known reasons . . . He is simply not
sure that he would be able to cross the
Polish border in both directions."
THE SPOKESWOMAN declined to be
identified.
She also said that Harvard had con-
ferred an honorary doctorate on

Walesa, but a Harvard spokeswoman
said that was not true.
"The rule is - and this has been true
for almost 35 years - in order to receive
the honorary degree the person must be
in Cambridge on the morning of com-
mencement," said the spokeswoman,
Margery Heffron.
SHE WOULD not say whether a
degree had been offered to Walesa, but
noted that Harvard's honorary degrees
are never announced ahead of time,
"because we're never sure whether the
person is going to show."
The 39-year-old labor leader has not
left Poland since martial law was im-
posed in December 1981 at the peak of
Solidarity's power. He was released in
November after an 11-month inter-
nment.
Reports of Walesa's rejection puzzled
Harvard officials, who thought he had
accepted in a March 5 letter to univer-
sity President Derek B ok.

"HARVARD interpreted his letter
and other signals we received to mean
that he intended to come if allowed to,"
school spokesman David Rosen said.
"His response as reported in the press
is somewhat confusing and baffling."
Rosen said Harvard hoped to receive
a call from Walesa or his wife. "I
wouldn't say at this time that he won't
be here - or that he will be here," he
said.
Bok had written to Walesa on Jan. 31
on behalf of the Harvard Alumni ex-
change, Rosen said Walesa's response
mentioned the possibility of sending a
speech if he could not come in person.
"He said, 'In the event I can't get out
of the country, would it be possible for
me to send you a prepared text to be
ready in my absence?' " Rosen said.
"That is under consideration."
It would be a first. In 331 previous
Harvard commencements, the speaker
has always appeared in person.

Qburjcb inr~bip 'eruicen

countries
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal reg-
ulators, facing congressional charges
of unwise lending by big U.S. banks to
poor countries, have drawn up a plan to
tighten their control over such loans.
In a joint memorandum sent to
Congress, the chiefs of the Federal
Reserve and the Federal Deposit In-
surance Corp., along with the com-
ptroller of the currency, proposed a
five-point program that also would
require banks to disclose more infor-
mation on how much they have lent to
foreign countries.
THE PLAN would bolster
examination programs so warnings
would be sounded earlier on banks with.
risky foreign loans, and it would
require banks to put aside more money
to back up those problem loans.
It does not propose limits on loans to
individual countries, suggested by
some in Congress as a way to avoid ex-
cessive concentrations of debt over-
seas.
The regulators said the program was
designed to encourage "prudent len-
ding" without setting up "arbitrary ob-
stacles" to the flow of money among
countries or preventing reliable
borrowers from getting credit.
THE PLAN is expected to be spelled
out Monday by the regulators during a
banking committee hearing on the
Reagan administration's request for an
increase of about $8.5 billion in the U.S.
contribution to the International
Monetary Fund. The IMF's lending
pool is running out of money due to the
unprecedented number of loans made
to rescue nations having trouble paying
their debts, which now amount to $65
billion by the less developed countries.
The request, coming at a time of a
weak economy and tight-fisted spen-
ding, has rankled some in Congress and
prompted complaints that the money is
nothing more than a bail-out for banks
caught with millions of dollars in loans
to debtor countries.
Just Thursday, members of the
House Banking Committee told
Treasury Secretary Donald Regan that
restrictions on banks' foreign lending
should be a condition of Congress' ap-
proval of more money for the IMF.
Separately, a staff report published
yesterday by the IMF said strict bank
secrecy laws in"offshore" banking cen-
ters, often small islands in the Carib-
bean, had made government super-

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