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IINGTON (AP) -Ignoring BUT THE SENATE committee bill is the Pentagon to find someplace other THE PROPOSAL would pre
President Carter's personal only $1.2 billion below the House ver- than Nevada and Utah to put the other Pentagon from building the ot
or cuts, the Senate Armed Ser- sion and Stennis told reporters the cut 2,300 sites but the committee is not shelters pending completion of
mmittee approved yesterday a was not in response to Carter's request. suggesting where they should go. of alternative sites.
lion weapons bill which is $5 Stennis said Carter also telephoned The system would shuttle 200 MX in- The amendment to a
ore than Carter asked. him to request the $6.2 billion cut and "I tercontinental nuclear missiles around authorization bill also wouldr
.1 includes $50 million for the considered what he said." among the launchers like a shell game straight-line basing system
rcargo plane Carter requested The House rejected Carter's request so the Soviets could not find and destroy would use less public land.
apid deployment force but $ for the new CX cargo plane to carry them ina nuclear war.
can be spent only if the ad- troops and equipment rapidly into The move was engineered by Utah
tion can justify the need in isolated trouble spots but the Senate. and Nevada senators who want the so wou
committee approved it with severe Pentagon to deploy the missile in other an 11 per cent military pay r
SILL ALSO would cut Carter's restrictions. states, such as in West Texas and New other ts to attract more p
ear missile system in Utah and THE SENATE bill would require Mexico, as well as Utah and Nevada. to the military.
in half and direct the Pentagon Secretary of Defense Harold Brown to
omeplace else to put the other certify tfat no other plane such as the
C5A cargo plane can meet specific
1.9 billion would be authorized requirements for the rapid deployment
ons procurement and research force.
elopment for the 1981 fiscal The bill would then give Congress 90
ting Oct.1. days to kill the plane if it is not satisfied mhe wihBon'etfiain
had urged Sen. John Stennis with Brown's certification.
), chairman of the committee, The decision on the MX missile
r to cut a $53.1 billion House bill system was to cut the proposed 4,600lc sse e n s o p p o se d
illion back to Carter's request launching sites to 2,300 for now.
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national security, or strengthen
weaknesses in the volunteer army,"
said Bob Seltzer, Levin's ad-
The legislation is the "wrong
message to the Soviet Union because
draft registration does not prove
military strength," Sen. Donald Riegle
(D-Flint) said in a tape-recorded
THE $13 MILLION was "ridiculously
expensive," and that money should be
invested in areas such as military bases
and military readiness, Riegle said.
Both senators said they felt women
The story of Herschel. He wanted to be Moses...
but he didn't have the right connections.
should be included in the registration.
Students on the Diag yesterday were
more supportive of the President's
"I HAVE TO support it-it may
become necessary to defend my coun-
try," said Ken Lanet, a senior
engineering student. "Then again, it
doesn't affect me, so that's easy to
say," he continued.
Thomas Drotar, an LSA junior, also
said he supported the legislation. "I
spent a lot of time overseas," he said,
referring to the need for registration.
"There's a lot of people who want to
have their cake and eat it too," added
Drotar, who said he would not be affec-
ted by the plan.
"I happen to be in ROTC. I'm in favor
of it (registration). This all-volunteer
thing isn't working," said engineering
sophomore Jim Dixon.
SOME OF THOSE interviewed did
voice opposition to the plan, however.
"Luckily I just turned 21. I still worry
about registration because I don't know
whether the draft is right or
not-whether it's necessary or not. I
don't know whether it's been proven,"
said LSA sophomore Bob Porter.
Brad Gronvall, a Washtenaw Com-
munity College student, also said he
was opposed to the bill. "I wouldn't be
affected by it, but I feel to get involved
in a war over gas lines is fairly foolish,"
EDITH HEFLEY, a member of the
Washtenaw Committee Against
Registration and the Draft (CARD),
said, "I think this passage is a triumph
of the military-industrial component
which dominates Washington, and a
tragedy for young persons who are
being used as political pawns to rein-
sure the election of the president."
Hefley added she was "distressed
that Senator (Edward) Kennedy . . .
and other so-called liberal senators
were not there at the cloture vote."
Hefley said CARD would be
stationing people outside post offices at
registration time with conscientious ob-
jector forms. Margaret Duncan, of the
Public Interest Researcj Group in
Michigan (PIRGIM), said her
organization would be doing the same
CARD won't encourage people not to
register, Hefley said, because that is a
felony. However, the group will inform
people of their rights and encourage
them to make their own decisions, she
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