100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

July 22, 1982 - Image 4

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
Michigan Daily, 1982-07-22

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

Page 4-Thursday, July 22, 1982-The Michigan Doily
House passes bill
tobuild MX *misies

WASHINGTON (AP)- The House
yesterday narrowly endorsed President
Reagan's proposal to begin production
of the MX missile without a basing plan
for it, then hours later solidly supported
his request for a new fleet of Lockheed
Corp. C-5B cargo planes.
Acting on amendments to a $177.1
billion defense authorization bill, the
House voted 212-209 to accept a
proposal that would earmark $1.14
billion for production of the first nine
MX missiles but put a temporary hold
on $260 million of that amount until the
administration makes a decision on
how to base the weapon.
Reagan and Pentagon officials have
promised that the decision will be for-
warded to Congress in December.
REP. SAMUEL Stratton (D-N.Y.) of-
fered the MX amendment as a sub-
stitute to a measure by Reps. Nicholas
Mavroules (D-Mass.) and Beverly
Byron (D-Md.) that would have
removed all production funds for the
missile from the bill.
The Senate voted to delete MX
production money in May.

In early evening, after nearly five
hours of debate, the House defeated,
289-127, an amendment to delete $510
million from the $860 million the bill
earmarked for the first of 50 Lockheed
C-5B and use the other $350 million to
buy Boeing 747 planes for long-haul
cargo use.
THE AIRPLANE issue emerged as
the most fiercely lobbied military-
hardware issue in the defense bill, and
the sales pitches picked up steam after
the Senate last May chose the 747 over
the C-5B in a floor fight.
The two choices will have to be
reconciled by a conference committee
that eventually will iron out differences
in the Senate and House versions of the
overall authorization bill.
Billions of dollars and thousands of
jobs for an airplane industry suffering
from a dearth of commercial-airliner
business are at stake in the final
decision, and Secretary of Defense
Caspar Weinberger has threatened to
buy no cargo planes at all if Congress
chooses the 747.

Pokand eases martial law,
frees 1000 prisoners

(Continued fromPage)
There must be peace in the country."
Poland's Roman Catholic Primate,
Archbishop Jozef Glemp, had
suggested John Paul might visit Poland
some time before September 1983.
Jaruzelski said the government was
willing to go "half-way" to meet the
need for "self-governing and indepen-
dent" trade unions. But he said they
should "look after matters of working
people on the shop floor and in in-
dividual branches of the economy," and
not resemble Solidarity as it was before
the martial law crackdown in Decem-
ber.
Jaruzelski offered no clemency to a
second category of martial law victims -
people who have been arrested since
December 13 and sentenced to long jail
terms for offenses like work stoppages,
participating in demonstrations, and
passing out leaflets. The internees
were picked up and held without trial or

charges just as the crackdown oc-
curred.
White House officials left open
whether the Polish action would be suf-
ficient to prompt Reagan to relax the
sanctions he imposed after martial law
was declared December 13.
Deputy White House press secretary
Larry Speakes stressed the United
States will look for the promises of the
Polish military officials to be "borne
out in action."
Speakes said President Reagan and
his advisers had not fully assessed the
steps in Warsaw by Premier Wojciech
Jaruzelski, who announced relaxed
martial law regulations and the release
of 1,227 interned dissidents.
"Clearly, the release of the detainees
was a major concern," said one White
House official who asked not to be iden-
tifiled.

In Brief
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Scotland Yard hunts terrorists
LONDON (AP) - Scotland Yard said yesterday it has descriptions provided
by a witness and is on the track of IRA terrorists who planted a deadly car
bomb at Hyde Park. Prime Minsiter Margaret Thatcher, visiting some of
the 50 people wounded in two explosions, vowed "never to give in" to
terrorism.
No arrests had been made and police said they had few clues to Tueday's
second IRA bombing, at Regent's Park, which killed six army musicians.
Three soldiers died in the Hyde Park bombing of a procession of Household
Cavalrymen on their way to the ceremonial Changing of the Guard.
Police tightened security throughout London and at ports and airports,
and repeated a warning to legislators to be n the alert for bombs, letter-
bombs and assassination attempts. Two weeks ago intelligence from
Ireland had warned of a new IRA blitz in Britain, police confirmed.
The Irish Republican Army, fighting to end British rule in Northern
Ireland, said it planted the bombs to remind Britain that the Irish people had
"sovereign and nation rights which no task or occupational force can put
down"
Crane collapse kills one,
injures nine in Manhattan
A construction crane atop a43-story mid-Manhattan skyscraper collapsed
yesterday, raining rock, metal, and glass on pedestrians and buildings
below. One man was killed and nine people suffered minor injuries.
A two-ton, 30-foot piece of the crane was left dangling over East 53rd Street
by a single metal tube, forcing the evacuation of at least seven nearby
buildings and the closing of some of New York's busiest streets.
Fire officials noted that the toll could have been much worse. The crane
gave way just before 11 a.m., an hour before thousands of workers poured in-
to the streets for the lunch hour.
Eyewitnesses told of pieces of masonry flying through office windows; of a
pool of blood where one police officer said the dead man, Warren Levenberg,
a circus employee, "got his head crushed in" by a falling chunk of metal,
and, mostly, of an awesome noise.
Levenberg, 31, of Vienna, Virginia, had been controller of Ringling Bros.
and Barnum and Bailey Circus for six years. The father of two was struck
down as he walked to a meeting at a nearby building, said circus president
Kenneth Feld.
Economy shows slight recovery
WASHINGTON- The U.S. economy is finally creeping ahead after skid-
ding in reverse since lastsummer, the government reported yesterday. But
there was no hint yet of the robust recovery that has followed past
recessions.
Reagan administration officials acknowledged that the recovery,
assuming it is on the way, may be less than they expected and certainly less
than has been typical in the past.
New Commerce Department figures showed the economy-as measured
by inflation-adjusted gross national product-growing at an annual rate of
1.7 percent in the April-June quarter.
That was a big improvement over declines at annual rates of 5.3 percent
and 5.1 percent in the final quarter of last year and the first three months of
1982.
Robert Dederick, a commerce official, said flatly that although better
times seem to lie ahead, "we don't look for a rapid recovery."
Iraq repulses Iranian air raid
Iraq announced yesterday that Iranian planes attacked the Iraqi capital of
Baghdad, but said the raid was repulsed by missiles and one Iranian Phan-
tom jet was shot down.
A military spokesman said the pilot of the downed plane was killed and the
co-pilot was taken prisoner.
Iran claimed its aircraft bombed Iraqi oil facilities in Baghdad and caused
heavy casualties and damage. It conceded one jet crashed due to "technical
difficulty."
In the ground war, Iraq said it inflicted heavy losses on Iranian troops east
of the oil port of Basra. An official communique spoke of 1,942 Iranians kiled
and 15 tanks destroyed in action Tuesday night an yesterday.
There was no independent verification of the conflicting reports from Iran
and Iraq and reporters were not allowed in the war zone.
New PLO plan revealed
Lebanon's state radio said yesterday a new plan was under discussion to
evacuate Arafat's fighters to locations in northern and eastern Lebanon as
well as Syria, pending arrangements to disperse them among 21 Arab
League nations.
The Lebanese state radio said the new plan under consideration by U.S.
presidential envoy Phillip Habib and Lebanese mediators calls for
deployment of multinational forces in buffer zones between the Isralies and
the guerrillas.
PLO guerrillas would then withdraw from west Beirut to PLO camps on
the southern edge of the city under United Nation's supervision, and Israeli
forces would withdraw to Damour, 10 miles south of Beirut, to clear the
highway for guerrilla evacuees, according to the broadcast.

I

COMMISSIONER
re-elect
{ Gida Faye
DEMOC RAT
Republican moderation is a myth -
"Spending county funds for an
illusionary defense against nuclear
attack is a cruel hoax."
Cooperation among Democrats
is a necessity. Vote August 10th.

Paid for by theCerald Faye Committeey. ighrnondBrowne, Treasurer,
1400 Traver, Ann Arbor

Back to Top

© 2021 Regents of the University of Michigan