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May 21, 1980 - Image 10

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Page 10-Wednesday, May 21, 1980-The Michigan Daily
Muskie blasts French sunmmit


WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of
State Edmund Muskie bluntly criticized
France yesterday for failing to consult
NATO allies before holding a summit
meeting this week with the Soviets.
"This is not conducive ... to the kind
of mutual confidence and consultation
which we all seemed to agree last week
were essential to alliance solidarity and
unity," he said.
THE MEETING between Presidents
Valery Giscard d'Estaing of France
and Leonid Brezhnev of the Soviet
Union was arranged secretly and held
Monday in Warsaw.
The French kept the meeting secret
throughout a series of NATO meetings
last week. The United States and other

allies were not informed until Giscard
d'Estaing was en route to Warsaw, and
Muskie indicated that he had yet to
receive any official briefing on what
transpired at the meeting.
Asked at a news conference what ef-
fect the meeting had on East-West
relations, Muskie said tartly, "Until I
have a report from whatever sources
are inferested in reporting to us on what
took place at that meeting, it's difficult
to answer that question."
IN THE PAST year, the Carter ad-
ministration often has been privately
criticized by Western European of-
ficials for changing old policies or an-
nouncing new initiatives without infor-
ming its allies in advance.

The French, for example, let it be
known that they were miffed that the
administration did not consult the allies
before anfnouncing support for an
Olympic boycott following the Soviet in-
tervention in Afghanistan.
"IT SEEMS to me that such a
meeting- is a proper subject for con-
sultations. I had no message pressed
home more firmly to me from our
NATO allies than the importance of
consultations regarding possible U.S.
"Consultation, to me, until this
moment, has always been a two-way
street. I hope that is what it means in
connection with our NATO friends," he

Muskie said he assumed the French
objective in holding the session with the
Russians "is to underline their deter-
mination to be independent. It is
frustrating at times ... I'm concerned
that when I was being given a lecture on
-consultation, the lecturer was not in-
clined to practice what he was,
named to


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2. Sidestroke- 100 Yds.
3. Crawl stroke -100 Yds.
4. Back crawl-50 Yds.
5. On back (legs only) -50 Yds.
6. Turns (on front, back, side)..
7. Surface dive-underwater swim-20 Ft.
8. Disrobe -float with clothes -5 mins.
9. Long shallow dive.
10. Running front dive.
11. 10-minute swim.

Anybody who's taken a Red Cross swim course knows
how tough it can be. There's a good reason.
We believe drowning is a serious business.
Last year alone, we taught 2,589,203 Americans not
to drown-in the seven different swim courses we offer
all across the country. (Incidentally, most of the teaching -
as with almost everything American Red Cross does -
is done by dedicated volunteers.)
A good many of the youngsters not only are learning
to keep themselves safe. Thousands upon thousands of
them are learning to become lifesavers.
And the life they save-may be your own.

LANSING (UPI) - Gov. Williarx
Milliken, in a surprising move yester-
day, named Republican powerbroker
Peter Fletcher - a loyal University
graduate - to a vacancy on the
Michigan State University Board of
Fletcher replaces Michael Smydra of
East Lansing - a controversial
Democrat who resigned earlier this
year in the face of mounting criticism
over his expense account. He will serve
out the remainder of Symdra's term
which expires Dec. 31, 1984.

A Public Service of This Newspaper & The Advertising Council
Heavy metal
rock dies a

noisy death
(Continued from Page 9)
ces' attention and make them wonder
which gimmick will come next. The
atmosphere is like a three-ring circus.
This only serves as a reminder of
Kiss' bubble gum rock stage show and
the somewhat plastic imagery which
accompanies it. In the end, one does
not know whether to take them seriously.
AT ANY RATE, some of the
songs on the new album
Progressions of Power deal with the
perennial and trite themes of that
harried anticipation of the weekend ("I
Live For The Weekend") and how we'll
"Tear The Roof Off Tonight" after en-
during Triumph live.
Gil Moore's excessively pounding
drums, his seemingly incessant and
sometimes annoying screaming, on top
of Emmett's strident and numbing
guitar work are displayed prominently
throughout most of the album,
especially on "Woman In Love" and
"Nature's Child."
And while Moore's fairly high-pitched
and enthusiastic vocals are just about
perfect for Triumph's brand of frantic
rock and roll, his annoying and in-
cessant screaming, which, unfor-
tunately, is pretty much standard
among hard rock bands (Van Halen and
Aerosmith, to name a famous few),
only detracts from the overall good
(though adolescent) quality of his
voice. This is what Triumph's high
schoolish amp burning rock deserves.

pro Red Cros

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