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The Michigan Daily

Vol. XC, No. 1-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, May 8, 1980

Free Issue

Twenty-Four Pages

Senate
confirms
Muskie
as sec
From AP and UPi Muskie's wife, Jane, and other family
WASHINGTON - The Senate yester- members were in the Senate gallery for
day voted to elevate one of its own, Sen. the speeches and the voting.
Edmund Muskie of Maine, to be the Senate Republican Leader Howard
nation's next secretary of state. The Baker of Tennessee called it "a wise
vote was 94 to 2. choice."
Te wRepublican minority joined " believe he will be in the tradition of
Muskie's own Democrats in praising the great secretaries of state,'Baker
the former presidential contender and said.
respected veteran of 22 Senate years. "THIS IS the moment I have dreaded
AND-MUV i. V nimse.i-ose4C-om .,i, +,,^ for 10 days," Muskie said as the time

Doily Photo by JIM KRUZ
MUCH OF THIS East Quad hallway was destroyed in an April 23 fire that
gutted 14 rooms on the third floor. Six East.Quad residents were slightly
injured in the early morning blaze, which was set deliberately, according
to University security officials.
Fireinjures six
in ast Quad
By JOYCE FRIEDEN the cause of the blaze. According to
Six East Quad residents were slightly Foulke, there is speculation that the
injured the morning of April 23 series of fires was set by the same per-
escaping a fire that gutted 14 rooms on son or group of persons.
the third floor of the dormitory. "We cannot rule out this possibility,"
The blaze was first sighted at 3:30 he said, "especially given the time the
a.m. in a trash can and was the seventh fire occured. Like all previous trash
in a series of. fires set in the dormitory can fires, the April 23 blaze began bet-
since mid-February, according to the ween 3 and 5 a.m."
University's Housing Division Security Fire Department Inspector Wesley
Services Manager Dave Foulke. Prater said there is little doubt arson
Damage'to the building was estimated was the cause of the fire and urged
at $20,390, he said, a figure that did not anyone who has information concer-
include losses incurred by East Quad ning it to contact his department.
residents. ACCORDING TO-Foulke, the fire was
INVESTIGATORS from the Ann Ar- first spotted by a resident of East
bor police and fire departments and the Quad's Prescott House who was having
University are currently looking into See EAST, Page 21

AND MUSKIE himself rose from the
back-bench Senate desk he first oc-
cupied on his election to the Senate in
1958 to say goodbye.
"Thank you all so much for what you
have contributed to my life," Muskie
said. He was awarded a standing
ovation from his colleagues.
Among those applauding was Sen.
Jesse Helms, (R-N.C.), who said his
vote against Muskie was the most dif-
ficult of his Senate career.
Helms said he voted no because
Muskie supports the central thrust of
the Carter administration's foreign
policy, a policy which Helms said he
believes is "an unmitigated disaster."
SEN. GORDON Humphrey, (R-
N.H.), also voted against the
nomination. Muskie voted "present."
The three senators not recorded as
voting on the Muskie nomination were
Sens. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.);
Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.), and Mike
Gravel (D-Alaska).
Muskie is to be sworn in as secretary
of state tonight.
Muskie told the Senate he understan-
ds Helms' reasons and regards his vote
against the Muskie nomination as "an
act of conscience."
ALL OTHERS who spoke heaped
praise on Muskie for his Senate role in
passing landmark environmental
legislation, for his leadership as chair-
man of the Senate Budget Committee
and for the experience he takes with
him to the State Department.

... new top advisor
for voting neared. "Not because of the
vote but for the 'fact that it means
saying goodbye to the Senate."
Earlier in the day, the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee sent Muskie's
nomination on to the full Senate with a
12-1 vote after he promised to be
President Carter's principal
See MUSKIE, Page 20

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