Myths misguide U.S.,
The"Michigan Daily --Wednesday, March 14, 1984-- Page 5
Panel seeks ceiling
By CURTIS MAXWELL
The United States and the Soviet
nion must reduce a "vast zone of
isconceptions" before any of the-real
issues confronting the world's super-
wers can be examined, Alexander
Dallin, a Stanford University. expert
on Soviet history and foreign policy,
told a crowd of about 100 at the Law
School last night.
Dallin, the author of several books on
U.S-Soviet relations, was the third
peAker in a lecture series entitled
"East-West Relations in an Era of
DALLIN CITED several myths which
he said are misdirecting America's
policies regarding the Soviet Union.
Americans misperceive the Soviet
Uni n's goals as a desire for worldwide
communism under some "master
plan~," he said.
"There is no timetable for
gressiveness in the Soviet system," he
said. He also said that Soviet foreign
policy actions which American's often
call "dangerous adventurism," such as
the invasion of Afghanistan, are ac-
tually looked on by Soviet leadersas
AS A WHOLE, American leaders
perceive the Soviet Union as a highly
organized and aggressive state, when
actually it is "a conservative system -
a grey mass of officials who have not
come up with the answers they.
promised," he said. They are "not as
sure of their answers as they claim to
be," he said.
Compounding this problem, he said,
are U.S. leaders who continue to ignore
the role of Soviet specialists in forming
U.S. foreign policy. "The role of
specialists in Washington has never
been less than today," he said.
The lecture series in which Dallin
spoke was sponsored by the University
Activities Center and the Centers for
Russian and Chinese Studies.
on military spending
WASHINGTON - The House Armed
Services Committee recommended
yesterday that military spending
growth be held to 7.5 percent next year
and said some major Pentagon
programs may have to be "severely
curtailed or canceled."
The panel's recommendation to the
House Budget Committee proposed
$15.4 billion be cut from the $313.4
billion total President Reagan proposed
for defense spending in fiscal 1985.
WHILE THE Armed Services Com-
mittee made no specific recommen-
dations on where the cutbacks should
be made, it said it anticipates a "num-
ber of major defense programs may
have to be severely curtailed or can-
celed" to meet the target figure.
The committee's recommendation of
$15.4 billion in cuts - with no guidance
on whether they are to be made on
regular Pentagon items or defense-
nuclear spending - would set the total
amount the Pentagon is authorized to
spend at $298 billion.
Reagan has proposed $305 billion for
Pentagon programs for fiscal 1985, and
slightly more than $8 billion under the
Energy Department's budget for'-
defense-related nuclear programs for a
total of $313.4 billion. His figures give
defense a 13 percent increase above the
5 percent inflation rate.
Daily Photo by REBECCA KNIGHT
Two ponies, luckily still covered by their winter fuzz with the cold arctic air
sweeping through town, find it impossible to graze in their snow-covered lot
at a farm outside of Ann Arbor yesterday.
Hart scores victories
De Lorean pleads innocent
as jury selection starts
LOS ANGELES - John De Lorean
aid yesterday as his cocaine traf-
icking trial opened that he expects to
be acquitted because "I'm absolutely an
"I'm a fighter. . . . I don't think
there's any way when the truth comes
out that I can be found guilty," the
silver-haired De Lorean told reporters
outside the federal courthouse during a
brief break in the jury selection.
DE LOREAN, accompanied by his
wife, model Christina Ferrare, and at-
}torney Howard Weitzman, said he feels
he is the victim of "a pure frameup"
and spoke bitterly about the gover-
nment's role in the case.
"They're trying to take me away
from my kids," De Lorean, 59, said with
He was arrested in an FBI "sting"
operation in which agents posed as drug
dealers and recorded meetings on
videotape. The nine-count indictment
alleges that he conspired with several
people to distribute $24 million worth of
cocaine in an effort to pump funds into
his sports car company in Belfast, Nor-
thern Ireland, which was failing and
has since gone bankrupt.
De Lorean pleaded innocent to the
nine-count federal grand jury indic-
tment against him and listened as U.S.
District Judge Robert Takasugi read
the charges to the first group of 32
potential jurors to be questioned.
If convicted on all counts, he could
face a maximum of 72 years in prison.
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third in partial returns.
Jackson edged to the 20 percent level
with his third place standing in
Georgia. The percentage was crucial to
him - the 20 percent level would
preserve his entitlement for federal
matching campaign funds.
While returns on Super Tuesday, with
511 delegates at stake, showed Hart the
strongest candidate in the biggest
states, Mondale went before cheering
supporters in Washington and called
the outcome a turning point.
"A MONTH ago this was a ban-
dwagon," the dethroned front-runner
told his supporters. "Tonight it's a
crusade." Mondale said, "It's going to
be a marathon all the way to Califor-
nia," where Democrats convene next
summer to pick their nominee for the
Despite Hart's three victories, voter'
surveys by the television networks in-
dicated that there had been erosion in
the strength of the Colorado senator in
all five primary states in the days just
before the ballotting.
The pollsters said that among voters
who made up their minds on Election
Day in Georgia, Mondale defeated Hart
36 percent to 22 percent. In
Massachusetts, Mondale and Hart split
the vote among those making up their
AS THEY were splitting the popular
vote, the campaign rivals were dividing
up the delegates.
Florida was crucial to Hart. The
Colorado senator hoped for at least one
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Southern victory to maintain momen-
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peal for his own "new ideas" can-
This was a crowded primary day
Mondale once had thought offered him
the opportunity to clisch the
nomination. After four straight
defeats, he found himself struggling for
GLENN AND McGovern campaigned
for survival. Glenn was $2 million in
debt and McGovern said he'd quit if he
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In rejecting Birdsall's project last
month, Freedman said the engineering
professor's work had ("direct ap-
plications" to anti-submarine detection
devices. This type of technology only
encourages the 'arms race between the
United States and the Soviet Union, she'
"HE IS HELPING us to wage a first
strike nuclear war," she said at the
Birdsall, however, has said that his
project has only indirect military ap-
plications. He said the research has
many other applications.
Howard Finkbeiner, assistant to the
vice president for research, declined to
speculate on the implications of
Freedman's resignation. But he said
that hesaw no reason for further in-
vestigation into Birdsall's project.
' Ithink (tthe Research Policies
Committee) looked at it very
thoroughly," he said. "Vice President
Sussman attended that meeting and
will still make the final decision."
PGEST SALE EVER?
finished third or worse in Massachuset-
Jackson had his first opportunity to SA C* Lunch Program
compete in states with large black b
voting populations - he concentrated on
on Alabama and Georgia.
Democrats also held caucuses in PERSONAL
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expected yesterday. In Republican
primaries in Massachusetts and Rhode presented by: Mr. Rick David of Peat Marwick
Island, President Reagan was unop-
posed. 12- 1:30
THE 511 delegates involved in the THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 1984
day's competition represented more ALUMNI CENTER
than one-quarter of the 1,967 needed for
nomination at the Democratic National * Student A lumni Council
Convention next summer.forinfo 763-9740
Before yesterday, Mondale led the
competition for delegates with 152 to 35 next program - March 29, NEW JOB STRESS
for Hart, 17 for Glenn anq , for Jackson,
There are 55,uncommitted delegates.
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