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Page 2--Friday, August 7, 1981--The Michigan Daily
Defense plan
could total
$1.96 trilli1'*on

planners have forged a record five-year
budget program totaling more than $1.6
trillion for fiscal years 1983 through
1987, Pentagon sources said yesterday.
At that rate, the nation's security would
cost close to $4 per day for every man,
woman and child.
'The new outline represents an in-
crease of about $200 billion over the
Reagan administration's first five-year
defense program, outlined to Congress
in March, in a push to "rearm
THE FIRST plan spans fiscal 1982,
starting next Oct. 1, through fiscal 1986.
The updated plan advances the long-
range military buildup another year.
The services submitted their
proposals in line with top-level Pen-
tagon instructions to stay within the
administration's goal of sustaining
seven percent a-year in "real growth"
after allowing for inflation.

Senior Pentagon officials are about to
start detailed reviews of these
proposals, with particular emphasis on
the detailed fiscal 1983 budget which
will go to Congress in January, along
with a new five-year projection.
IF THE Reagan administration ac-
cepted all the proposals submitted by
the armed services in recent weeks, the
defense budget would climb from $222.2
billion requested for next year to $412.1
billion in 1987.
The $1.6 trillion total for the five
years works out to $876 million per day,
or $608,500 per minute.
Plans for huge boosts in defense
spending are driven by such costly
Reagan administration aims as
developing and producing a fleet of ad-
vanced strategic bombers, increasing
the Navy by a net of about 150 ships, in-
stalling a new intercontinental missile
system, and adding about 200,000 more
men and women to the uniformed for-

Senegalese troops
free rebel hostages

Flight of the elephant
HOW DOES AN elephant get out of Upper Sandusky? On Ohio 53.
Police were surprised-and helpless-early yesterday when they
discovered an elephant strolling out of town on the highway. The elephant,
with a 4-foot length of chain dangling from a rear leg, had gotten loose from
the Carson & Barnes Circus, which played Wednesday night at the Wyandot
County Fairgrounds about 50 miles north of Columbus. Officers said the nor-
thbound elephant ignored police when spotted at about 12:30 a.m. and con-
tinued down the middle of the highway for half a mile until the animal's
trainer could be summoned. Police said they followed the elephant with
flashing emergency lights to warn motorists. Q
Foul revenge
A MAN WITH A GRUDGE against his ex-wife unloaded some of his
anger by loading up his pickup truck. A complaint filed Wednesday in
Olmsted County Court charges George Cassidy of Eyota with using a pig
and a pile of manure to harass his former wife Delores Estby. The com-
plaint said the pig and manure were in Cassidy's pickup truck when he
parked it in downtown Rochester last week-smack in the midst of the city's
Sidewalk Sale Days. The pig announced its presence to shoppera and mer-
chants by squealing loudly. Because of a light breeze, the manure also was
difficult to ignore. Policeman Michael Seidel, who said the manure was
"more than one pig could generate in several weeks,", had the truck towed
away and transferred the pig temporily to the dog pound. The complaint
charged Cassidy with two misdemeanors-creating a public nusiance and
violating a court order not to harass Ms. Estby. Police said the truck was
parked 20 feet upwind of the store where Cassidy's ex-wife works. Q
Todav's weather
Both showers and thundershowers are predicted for today with a high in
the 80s.
Happenings .. .
AAFC-Assault on Precinct 13, 7p.m., Mean Streets, 8:45 p.m., MLB 3.
CG-Norma Rae, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., Lorch Hall Aud.
C2-Holiday, 7:30 p.m., The Philadelphia Story, 9:30 p.m., Angell Hall
AUd. A.
CFT-Month Python and the Holy Grail, 3, 7 & 10:30 p.m., And Now
Something Completely Different, 4:45 & 8:45 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
Eclipse Jazz-Concert, Bagnar Kvaran and The Feelers-Liberty Plaza,
6-9 p.m.
Saline Rodeo-Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 8 p.m.
Dexter Community Theatre-Oklahoma, Copeland School Auditorium.
Michigan Summer School for Women Workers-workshops and picnic.
Residential College-The Sea, Residential College Aud., 8 p.m.
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Vol. XCI, No. 57-S
Friday, August 7, 1981
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BANJUL, Gambia (AP)-
Senegalese troops stormed the last
stronghold of Gambian rebels yester-
day and freed more than 100 hostages
held there since the start of a coup one r
week ago, a Senegalese military official
Rebels at the military camp seven
miles from this capital abandoned their
arms and uniforms and fled before the
Senegalese moved in with tanks, ar-
mored personnel carriers and com-
mando forces, said Lt. Col. Abdourah-
man N'Gom.
N'GOM IS commander of the 1,500
men from neighboring Senegal who en-
tered Gambia last Thursday to help the
government fight off a leftist rebellion
that started when President Dawda
Jawara was in London for the royal
In London, defense sources said two
men who rescued one of Jawara's two
wives and four children from rebel
hands Wednesday were believed to be
members of the British Special Air Ser-
vices Regiment.
Diplomatic reports in Dakar quoted
Larry Piper, U.S. Ambassador to
Gambia, as saying most of the refugees

in the embassy were American, but
there were also British, Grench,
Italian, Dutch, Indian, Pakistani,
Ghanaian, and Turkish.
THERE HAD been no reports the
embassy was attacked or the inhabitan-
ts molested. The foreigners took refuge
when the attempted coup was launched
against President Jawara last week.
Among the freed hostages were the
last four of Jawara's children. His other
four children and one of his two wives
were rescued Wednesday by two
Europeans when the children became
ill and were taken to a British medical
facility nearby. The Moslem
president's other wife had been with
him in London.
"I thank God," Jawara was quoted as
saying after all the hostages were
Earlier, commando forces freed
about 70 Europeans confined to a hotel
by the rebellion, but apparently not
threatened with any danger.
"The rebels will have to be sought out
among the population now," said
N'Gom, who called the camp the last
rebel stronghold.


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