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Page 4-Saturday, July 24, 1982-The Michigan Daily
Shultz believes
U.S. has ability
to deter attaek

WASHINGTON (AP)- Secretary of
State George Shultz says he is disturbed
by growing Soviet military might, but
believes the United States "most
assuredly" has the power to deter a
nuclear attack.
In response to questions by Sen.
Claiborne Pell (D-R.I.), Shultz declined
to say directly whether he would rather
have at his disposal the U.S. or the
Soviet nuclear arsenal.
But he added, "If we do not succeed
with modernization and arms control
efforts, the answer to your question will
be clear."
IN SOME critical areas, such as in-
tercontinental ballistic missiles and
medium-range missiles in Europe,
Shultz said, the Soviet Union "has ad-
vantages over the United States that
are not offset by U.S. capabilities in
other areas."
Pell, the senior Democrat on the
Senate Foreign Relations Committee,
submitted the questions during Shultz's
confirmation hearing last week. The
secretary was confirmed unanimously
by the Senate July 15.
A committee spokesman said Shultz's

written answers to Pell's questions
were received late Thursday.
SHULTZ SAID he agreed with
President Reagan's March 31
statement that the Soviets "have a
definite margin of superiority, enough
so there is a risk..."
"This does not mean our nuclear
deterrent is not effective today, for it
most assuredly is," he added.
But Shultz said he was "disturbed by
trends in the strategic balance during
the past decade which decidedly have
not been in our favor."
To a question about the wisdom of
"the verbal disarmament inherent in
conceding superiority" to the Soviets,
Shultz replied:
"Saying that we are stronger than we
really are may succeed in convincing
ourselves. Deterrence, however,
depends on convincing the Soviets. This
requires real capabilities in being,
capabilities that can be understood by
the Soviet Union."
As to which nation's nuclear arsenal
would be better to have, Shultz said it
was a complex question which "tends to
obscure the real strategic issues."

Artist to continue suit
against art fair group

In Brief
Compiled from Associated Press and
Wited Press International reports
Negotiations to establish direct
U.S.-PLO contact break down
WASHINGTON- Sensitive and secret talks aimed at establishing direct
contact between the Reagan administration and the Palestine Liberation
Organization have broken down, a prominent Lebanese who met with a PLO
representative here said yesterday.
Roger Edde of the Neutral Lebanon Movement attributed the breakdown
to Israel's rejection of direct U.S.- PLO ties He said the PLO had come up
with wording of a statement thought to be acceptable to the Reagan ad-
ministration that would recognize Israel's right to exist.
Issuance of such a statement would have preceded the establishment of of-
ficial ties.
Edde said a PLO representative, Khalid Hassan, had been in Washington
to work out wording of a statement acceptable to the administration in which
the PLO would recognize Israel's right to exist and accept the U.N.
Paris car bomb kills PLO rep.
PARIS- The Palestine Liberation Organization's No. 2 man in France,
killed yesterday in a car bombing attack outside his home, recently had
shunned offers for police protection, the director of the PLO's Paris office
Fadel el Dani, 37, deputy director of the PLO office that opened in Paris
seven years ago, died when his car exploded moments after he climbed in
alone to hesd to work.
No group claimed responsibility.
There were no other injuries in the bombing, the latest in a series of at-
tacks on Palestinian officials in France in the past 10years.
Details of the 8:20 a.m. explosion were unclear. Police were trying to
determine ifa bomb was planted in Dani's car or if he was ambushed. There
were conflicting reports from witnesses, with some claiming three men
threw a bomb into Dani's car and then fled in another vehicle.
Whaling group bans hunting,
BRIGHTON, England- Championed by the United States, conser-
vationists scored their biggest triumph of a 10-year fight to save whales
yesterday when commercial hunting was banned worldwide for an indefinite
period beginning in 1986.
Japan and Norway vowed to continue whaling despite the ban. Soviet -
Union, Brazil, Iceland, South Korea and Peru joined them in voting against
Two dozen nations besides the United States voted for the ban, including
Spain, which crossed over to the non-whaling camp in the International
Whaling Commission for the first time. Five nations abstained.
"This is the end of commercial whaling," declared naturalist Sir Peter
Scott, the British delegation's chief scientific advisor. "Of course there will
still be commercial whaling in the next three years, but the catch is bound to
diminish every year."
"Now we must assess and take action to conserve other whale stocks
which come under the heading of aboriginal and subsistence whaling," Scott
Polish soccer fans defect
WARSAW, Poland- About half the 819 Poles who went to Spain for the
World Cup soccer championship stayed abroad, and some even fled en route,
the weekly newspaper Polityka said yesterday.
It said the others returned to Poland, wracked by economic problems and
under martial law since Dec. 13.
Polityka described several scenes where people simply left tour buses
along the route to Spain in June and July. In one instance, a youth named Kr-
zysio, 25, stood up as the bus crossed the Italian border and said, "Can I
flee now?" the paper reported.
"We stopped, he wept for a while, took his rucksack and left," the paper
quoted a tour guide as saying. A few miles further on, in Trieste, the guide
said, two girls left, and six more people fled in Marseille, France.
On another tour excursion, only 27 of 43 people in the group returned home.
Crash kills Vic Morrow
HOLLYWOOD- Veteran actor Vic Morrow was killed Friday in a freak
helicopter crash along with two child actors during the-filming of a movie
based on "The Twilight Zone" TV show.
Morrow, 53, who gained fame in the 1960s as an infantryman in the World
War II TV series "Combat," and Renee Shinn Chenn, 6, and My-ca Dinh Lee,
7, were cut down by the rotor blades of a crashing chartered Bell 205
military-type helicopter in a scene depicting a Vietnam War aerial attack.
Witnesses said Morrow, with the children in his arms, was running across
open ground mined with explosive charges to simulate machinegun fire
when clods of dirt and rocks flew into the helicopter blades, disabling it.
More than a hundred movie extras and production assistans making the
film hased on the old television series watched in horror as the chopper
plummeted and caught Morrow and the children in the main rotor blade. The
chopper crashed into a river bed.
Six other people, including the pilot and film crew aboard the helicopter,
suffered minor injuries or shock, Morgan said. Two declined aid. Four were
treated for minor cuts and bruises at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial
Hospital in Valencia and released. Warner Bros. spokesman Robert Fried-
man said the studio was investigating the accident and refused comment.

Members of a local artists' group yes-
terday said that they will continue the
lawsuit filed by black artist Jon
Lockard against the Ann Arbor Street
Art Fair Inc., for alleged racial
discrimination and denial of due
process in his exclusion from the fair.
Lockard, whose case was publicized
by famed civil rights attorney William
Kunstler, filed a federal suit after being
excluded from this year's fair because
selection committee members deemed'
his work unacceptable. Federal Judge
Charles Joiner denied Lockard's
request for an injunction on Wed-
Bamidele Demerson, co-chairpersons
of the Committee for the Salvation of
the Human Experience in the Visual
Arts (SHEVA) claimed that the rights
of Lockard - and other artists - are
being violated by the jury system used
by the fair's acceptance committee.
Because the names and qualifications

of committee members and the criteria
they use to judge entries is confidential,
the fair violates the right of due
process, they said.
Demersonsaid that although the
identities of acceptance committee
members were disclosed during court
proceedings, their definition of criteria
is still too "vague."
Demerson also questioned the
qualifications of selectioncommittee
members and how they came to be
classified as "peer" art reviewers.
"I don't even know them by
reputation. In fact, I don't think any of
them have any reputations," Demerson
Kamil-Miller said SHEVA members
will circulate flyers among fair par-
ticipants in an effort to enlist public
support and raise funds that will be
needed to pay legal fees and related ex-
penses. Kunstler is expected to con-
tinue as chief legal counsel for Lockard
and SHEVA.

Potter says sales are up
when the economy is down
(Continued from Page 3) than expected.
fist fine," said Barbara Curl, manager Business has been "mediocre," said
of Campus Inn. "We're not full, but Ronald Drew manager of Bimbo's.
we're almost full." "It's not like it has been in the past. I
Local restaurants, however, have just don't think people have that much
received less of a boost from the crowds money to spend this year," Drew said.

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