The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, November 27, 1984 - Page 3
U.S., N. Korea exchange
accusations on shootout
PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) - A meeting called to discuss
a shootout in the Demilitarized Zone deteriorated yesterday
into four hours of charges and countercharges between the
United States and North Korea. Four soldiers were killed in
the shooting that began with the defection of a Soviet student.
U.S. Rear Adm. Charles Horne, chief United Nations
Command delegate to the Korean Military Armistice Com-
mission, called the North Korean version of the shooting
"bunkum" and played a videotape of the young Soviet whose
defection prompted the shootout.
ON THE TAPE the young man said he had fled voluntarily,
contrary to North Korean claims that he had wandered
across the dividing line and was held against his will.
Horne told the commission, meeting in this neutral peace
village on the border between Communist North Korea and
anti-communist South Korea, that the skirmish was the
gravest incident in the joint security area since the Korean
War ended 31 years ago.
The United States and its South Korean allies said the
shootout began when a Soviet language student on a tour of
the North Korean side made a dash across the military
demarcation line and was fired at by North Korean guards.
THREE NORTH Korean border guards were killed and a
fourth was wounded, while one South Korean border guard
was killed and an American soldier was wounded in the 40-
Horne demanded that North Korea investigate the case,
take steps to prevent similar incidents in the future, punish
the guards who began the shooting and apologize for their
'Absolute bunkum ... This is a
pure and simple case of a
Russian citizen's efforts to
escape to the West.'
- U. S. Rear Adm.
But his North Korean counterpart, Maj. Gen. Lee Tae Ho,
replied by accusing the U.N. command of kidnapping the
Soviet student after he "inadvertently" crossed the boundary
into South Korea.
Lee charged that the United States wanted to scuttle recent
talks between North and South Korea about economic
"Absolute bunkum," Horne retorted. "This is a pure and
simple case of a Russian citizen's efforts to escape to the
"Now quit your lying and propaganda and return to the
issue at hand - the undisciplined and lawless behavior of
your guards," Horne said. "This was an unmistakable defec-
tion in broad daylight."
While temperatures yesterday reached record highs in Michigan, Karla Benback of Crested Butte, Colo., sweeps the
snow off her car after a winter storm swept through the western plains. Many areas reported 10 inches of snow in a 24-
Reagan hears j
From AP and UPI would pay more taxes because many
;HINGTON - The Reagan ad- shelters would be eliminated or strictly
Hration's long-awaited plan to limited under the plan the Treasury
fy the income tax system would Department has put together at the or-
tax cuts for most present tax- der of President Reagan.
s but sharp increases for the The average drop in tax bills would
by who now shelter much of their be 8.5 percent for individuals, these of-
e, administration officials said ficials said.
'day. Reagan and his chief economic ad-
officials, who spoke only on visers yesterday received a one-hour,
ion they not be identified, said 80 40-minute "overview" of the new tax
nt of current taxpayers would ex- plan.
ce either no increase or reduc-
n their present bills. WHITE HOUSE spokesman Larry
E REMAINING 20 percent, most Speakes told reporters the plan fulfills
m now in the too tax brackets, the president's order for a "fairer, sim-
pler" system that will reduce in-
dividual tax rates, but he declined to
Administration officials said later
yesterday that most people would find
themselves in lower tax brackets. The
current 16 brackets, ranging from 11
percent to 50 percent, would be com-
pressed into three brackets -15, 25 and
However, officials said those in the
lowest brackets would not experience
net increases because they would get
higher personal exemptions to protect
"Taxes would be virtually eliminated
for anyone at the poverty level or
below," one official said, adding that
some low-income taxpayers would get
30 percent reductions.
Officials disclosed these details in.
advance of Treasury Secretary
Donald Regan's scheduled news con-
ference Tuesday to publicly unveil the
One of the president's principal goals
is to make the annual chore of filing tax
returns easier for taxpayers. Another
goal is to eliminate some inequities and
make it possible for the government to
collect revenues from people who pay
little or no tax on an estimated $100
)r, fairer' taxes
billion that circulates in what is called
the "underground economy."
SPEAKES said that as Reagan had
demanded, the plan is "revenue
neutral" - meaning it will not raise tax
revenue on a whole for the federal
government. Reagan has sought to
keep tax reform separate from efforts
to reduce the federal deficit.
The plan presumably also says that
corporations with similar pre-tax
profits should pay similar taxes. Their
effective tax rates now vary widely-
and, many believe, illogically.
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Five vie for Senate leadership
senators were inundated yesterday by
heavy lobbying from five colleagues
seeking to become Senate majority
leader, amid signs that no clear front-
runner had emerged.
Two days before secret balloting for a
successor to the retiring Howard
Baker, sources close to the contest said
Sen. James McClure of Idaho had made
more solid gains over the past few days
than any of his four rivals-but still not
nearly enough to claim an early vic-
Meanwhile, Sen. Richard Lugar of
Indiana was reported by aides to be
willing to accept a consolation prize if
passed over for the leadership
post-chairmanship of the Foreign
Relations Committee. The current
... would accept "consolation prize"
Pianists John Jarrett and Randall Faber perform George Gershwin's
"Rhapsody in Blue" for two pianos tonight at 8 p.m. in the Michigan Union
Ballroom. The concert is part of the Union's Cultural Arts Series.
School of Music - Saxophone students recital, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
Business Administration - "Stimulated Collective Bargaining,"
"Management II: A Mid-Management Development Program." For infor-
mation call 763-1000.
Rudolph Steiner Institute - E. Katz, "The Four Main World Outlooks," 8
p.m., 1923 Geddes.
Germanic Languages and Literatures-Klaus Berghahn, "Schillers
mythologische Symbolik. Erlautert an den Gottern Griechenlands," 8 p.m.,
East Conference Rm., Rackham.
Computing Center - Forrest Hartman, "Introduction to MTS Command
Extensions and Macros, Part II," 3:30 p.m., Computing Center.
Biological Sciences - Wayne Frasch, "Isolation and Characterization of
Genes Involved in Cellular Morphogenesis in Yeast," noon, 1139 Natural
Chemistry - Fred Cantwell, "Recent Advances in Adsorption, Ion Ex-
change, and Solvent Extraction in Analytical Chemistry," 4 p.m., 1300
Ann Arbor Go Club -7 p.m., 1433 Mason Hall.
Michigan Student Assembly - 7:30 p.m., Assembly Chambers, 3909
Pigs With Wings - Mass meeting for all people interested in performing
and creative arts, 7:30 p.m., Pendleton Room, Union.
Lesbian Network - 7:30 p.m., Guild House, 802 Monroe.
Center for Eating Disorders - Support groups, 7:30 p.m., Human Growth
Center, Suite 13, 2002 Hogback.
English - Fiction reading, Elizabeth Cox and Jill McCorkle, 4 p.m., West
Conference Rm., Rackham.
Museum of Art - Art Break, "Transformation: Arp and Matta," 12:10
chairman, Charles Percy of Illinois,
was defeated for re-election.
Lugar, McClure and the three other
combatants-Robert Dole of Kansas,
Pete Domenici of New Mexico and Ted
Stevens of Alaska-spent the day with
their ears glued to their phones, contac-
ting colleagues in search of votes.
When they were not practicing per-
suasion by phone, they were but-
tonholing GOP senators as they trickled
into Washington. The 53 Republicans who
3 break-ins reported
Ann Arbor police reported three
break-ins in the campus area over
Thanksgiving holiday. The first oc-
curred Tuesday between 11:15 a.m. and
4 p.m. on the 200 block of North
Division. The burglar entered through
an unlocked window, and stole an
AM/FM radio valued at approximately
$100, said Sgt. Jan Suomala of the Ann
A second break-in occurred on the 300
block of South Division sometime bet-
ween 1 p.m. Wednesday and 6:30 p.m.
Sunday. Entry was gained through an
unlocked door, and approximately $50
worth of cash and checks were stolen,
About $50 worth of valuables was
stolen from a residence on the 1100
block of Nielson Court between 7 p.m.
Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The in-
truder pried open a window to gain entry
and stole Michigan basketball tickets, a
pillowcase, miscellaneous papers, and
$10 worth of pennies, Suomala said.
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