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The Michigan Daily
Vol. XC, No. 26-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, June 13, 1980 Ten Cents Sixteen Pages
Senate OKs arter's

draft registration
WASHINGTON The Senate voted yesterday to filibuster and an all-night session. closer to for
require an estimated four million 19- and 20-year-old While the measure called for $13.3 million to fund Rev. Barry I
men to register in the first peacetime draft the registration process, the Senate trimmed that st Registrati
registration program since 1975. amount by $10,000 to head off what supporters felt Lynn said
Although the House already has approved the could be damaging amendments.. dinated de
registration plan, it still must act on a minor amen- SELECTIVE SERVICE officials plan to begin fice concurr
dment the Senate added to the, legislation. But registration about five weeks after final approval of side the Den
registration opponents had little hope of blocking the bill, possibly around mid-July. tions."
final congressional approval. The plan calls for men born in 1960 and 1961 to fill Spokesmel
fina _____gressina___ppr____._out registration forms at their local post offices and said they w
Congress approved a $613.6 billion budget yester- mail them to the Selective Service for use if Congress plan becaus
day containing a record peacetime defense increase. ever authorizes a military draft. . said he exp
See stry, Pge 2.Carter already has power to register men for the weeks."
_eestory,_Page__._ draft, but administration officials said he would not Selective
THEHMOUSE IS expected to act on the amendment use it unless Congress endorsed the move by ap- sat in the SE
next week and send the registration bill to President proving funds for the process. said he coul
Carter, who asked for it in January as part of the OPPONENTS OF the legislation said they will register.
American response to the Soviet invasion of organize protest demonstrations at post offices and at He said th
Afghanistan. the Democratic National Convention in New York worst figure
The Senate passed the bill, 58-34, after more than a this August. per cent non
week of debate and delaying tactics, including a Senate approval of registration "leads America
n b H
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plan
reign wars and domestic turmoil," said
Lynn, chairman of the Committee Again-
on and the Draft.
there would be "organized and coor-
nonstrations ... at every major post of-
ent with registration, and iuside and out-
nocratic and Republican national conven-
n for the American Civil Liberties Union
ill file suit challenging the registration
e it does not include women, and Lynn
ects "other suits to emerge in the next
Service Director Bernard Rostker, who
enate gallery as the vote was approved,
d not estimate how many men would not
at before registration ended in 1975, "the
we ever had was 99 per cent," with one
-compliance.
Students'
in favor of
Carter 's
draft plan~
By KEVIN TOTTIS
Although both Michigan senators
voted against President Carter's plan
to renew peacetime draft registration,
a number of students interviewed on
the Diag yesterday said they supported
the plan to register 19- and-20-year-old
men.
"I really don't mind it that much,"
said Glen Horvat, a sophomore
engineering student. "I don't think our
voluntary system is working." Horvat
said he is 20 and would have to register.
ACCORDING TO a spokesman for
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Detroit), the
senator, was "displeased that the bill
did pass" and considered ita "first step
toward the draft."
"(Levin) felt that it (registration)
wasn't necessary, wouldn't improve
See STUDENTS, Page 10

Cultural caper
These children discover that art can be fun-especially when the object of their study doubles as a jungle-gym. Well,
it's nice to know "Daedalus" is good for something.

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U' fiscal woes heighten
Details inside, Page 3

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