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Page 2-Friday, May 21, 1982-The Michigan Daily
Senate panel
threatens to halt
Salvadoran aid

Foreign Relations Committee
threatened yesterday to cut off military
aid to El Salvador in response to
suspension of a land reform program in
the Central American country.
"If the Salvadoran government is
reneging on the land reform program,
then it is the expressed position of this
senator that under the law not one cent
6f funds shall go to the government of
El S~alvador," said Sen. Charles Percy
(R-Ill.), the chairman.
SEN. CLAIBORNE Pell of Rhode
Island, raniking Democrat on the com-
mittee, said he agreed with Percy and
would offer or support an amendment
to the administration's $8.7 billion
foreign aid bill to eliminate the $166.3
million earmarked for security
assistance to El Salvador.
El Salvador's rightist-dominated
Constituent Assembly voted 37-18
Tuesday night to suspend for one crop
cycle an agricultural reform program
that allows tenant farmers and
sharecroppers to acquire title to as
much as 17 acres of the land they work.
Percy and Pell made their statemen-
ts as the committee met to begin voting
on the foreign aid bill after its members
helped defeat an amendment on the
Senate floor that would have trimmed

$7 billion from foreign aid spending
over a four-year period.
said he thought the committee should
get more information about the Con-
stituent Assembly action, but told Per-
cy, "I would endorse wholeheartedly
your concern about assistance if the
program goes down."
Dodd said he hoped the Constituent
Assembly would "hear the message"
and possibly reconsider its action.
Under a law passed last year,
military aid to El Salvador is to be
authorized only if the president of the
United States certifies that the
Salvadoran government "is making
continued progress in implementing
essential economimc and political
reforms, including the land reform
THE PRESIDENTIAL certification is
due next month.
"I do not see how the president could
make the determination required by
that law," Percy said.
The vote on the Senate floor was 73-27
to reject the proposed foreign aid cut,
which was offered as an amendment to
the overall federal budget resolution
setting spending limits. Senators voting
for the cut were about evenly divided
between Democrats and Republicans,

The weather
Nothing spectacular is expected today when it comes to weather. Skies
will be mostly cloudy and temperatures will drop to the mid 70s. o
Pooch at the polls
SCOTT DIDN'T exactly bow-wow them at the polls, but the 15 year-old
pooch didn't let the local wags down either during his run for mayor. The
dog finished Tuesday's mayoral race in a Maryland city with four write-in
votes, placing him way behind winning candidate George Wyckoff, who
received 3,839 votes. But Alleghany County Election Board administrator
Sara Rank said yesterday that Scott came in ahead of three other write-in
candidates, each of whom received one vote. Rank added, "We sort of
figures he would get a couple (of votes) because of the publicity." Attorney
Armand Pannone, Scott's owner, campaign manager, and spokesman,
couldn't be reached for comment, so there is no word on how the canine can-
didate took his defeat. Pannon had said earlier that Scott was running for
mayor to generate interest in the city election.El
.m Films'
Cinema Two - Casablanca, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., Aud. A, Angell.
CFT - Silver Streak, 3, 6:45 & 10:30 p.m., Which Way Is Up?, 5 & 8:45
p.m., Michigan Theater.
AAFC - The Rolling Stones Live at Hyde Park, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Blitzkrieg
Bop, 8:15 & 10:40 p.m., MLB 4.
Cinema Guild - The Aviator's Wife, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., Lorch.
Ann Arbor Public Schools - Romeo and Juliet, 10:15 am., Michigan
Michigan Alliance for Disarmament - conference on nuclear arms and
disarmament, 7:30 p.m., Rackham.
Organization of Arab Students - Arabian night, 7:30 p.m., Markley.
Ark - Rich and Maureen DelGrosso, 9 p.m., 1421 Hill.
Blind Pig - Falcons band, 9 & 11:30 p.m., 208S. First.
International Student Fellowship - meeting, 7 p.m., 4100 Nixon.
Folk Dance Club - dance instruction, 8 p.m., request dancing, 9:30 p.m.,
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI. 48109.
The Michigan Dail

Iacocca saysyes to
state safety belt law
LANSING (UPI) - Chrysler Chair- stall."
man Lee Iacocca yesterday strongly IN HIS testimony, Iacocca said "seat
endorsed a bill requiring mandatory belts are the most effective device ever
use of seal belts and took the occasion developed for saving lives and preven-
to blast the so-called "trickle down" ting injuries."
economic theory. Not using seat belts, he said, "raises
At a Michigan House Insurance ou sineaes he idsuraise
Committee hearing on legislation our taxes, increases our insurance
requiring mandatory use of seat belts rates, and harms our loved ones. If
by front seat passengers, Iacocca said that's not an intrusion on my freedom, I
the main opposition to such laws is don't know what is.
ideological. The measure under consideration
HE THEN attacked "ideologues" for would provide a $25 fine for front-seat
not caring about lowering inflation by passengers who did not wear their
hurting workers or causing bankrup- belts. The bill was proposed in Gov.
tcies. William Milliken's State of the State
"All they care about is remainig Address.
ideologically pure while we wait for the Rep. David Hollister (D-Lansing) the
trickle down theory of economics to bill's chief sponsor, said, "without
work," he said. spending a single penny," the bill would
Iacocca did not name President save lives in Michigan each year. He
Reagan in his criticism, but later told said it would also be possible to save
reporters the economy "is in a dead $200 million on accident-related costs.
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Friday, May 21, 1982
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