The daily collegian. (University Park, Pa.) 1940-current, July 11, 1977, Image 1

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    Legislators skeptical that
budget cuts threaten Pa.
puzzling question about the , horror
stories the Administration is cranking
out in its campaign to win $5OO million in
new taxes.
The tales of heroin addicts released
from treatment and crippled children
and mental patients without hospitals
are based on a budget that is only 6 per
cent lower than what Gov, Shapp
originally sought. •
More cabinet officials will meet the
press today to continue the forlorn
stories about what will happen if the $5
billion version proposed by House
University raises shelved
University staff and . faculty pay
raises, scheduled to begin July 1, have
been postponed until the state budget
crisis is over.
Faculty members told The Daily
Collegian that after receiving letters
notifying them of their pay increase,
they received another letter saying the
increase would be postponed.
Arthur Ciervo, director of public in
formation, confirmed that pay increases
are being postponed. Faculty and staff
were to have received an average 5 per
cent' increase in pay in this year's ten
tative University budget, he said.
The letter also said the pay raise may
or may not be retroactive to July 1 when
it does go into effect.
"The letter , was a very general
Neutron bomb funds
debated by Senate
Senate this week resumes an
argument over whether to provide
money for production of the neutron
warheads and artillery shells that kill
people by radiation.
Sen. Dick Clark, D-lowa, will lead a
libekil drive to eliminate production
funds for the bomb from a $10.4 billion
public works appropriation bill.
But Sen. Sam Nunn, D-Ga., who
believes NATO forces are ill
equipped to handle Soviet bloc attack,
wants the bomb produced and will try
to persuade the Senate to approve
Senate sources say Nunn's forces
have a slight voting edge on the issue.
The public works bill includes about
$1.9 billion for nuclear weapons
development, including an un
disclosed amount for neutron bombs.
That funding is so well camouflaged
that the House paSsed the overall bill
without even debating the neutron
The next round of Senate debate,
probably beginning at midweek,
continues the wrangling that left pro
and anti-bomb forces deadlocked
when the Senate broke for recess July
Sen. Mark Hatfield, R-Ore., who
narrowly lost in a move to delete
Democratic leader James Manderino
.The secretaries of Education, Welfare
and Health and the head of the Drug
Council have already related how their
departments ' ' will be "devastated,
severely cut or hard pressed" by the
Manderino budget.
In some cases, the cuts are severe.
The drug council is cut 38.2 per cent and
health, 12.4 per cent.
But welfare and education actually
would get more money under the
Manderino budget than they received
last year.
statement of apology," one profess6r
University Budget Officer Chalmers
Norris said the University will borrow
money in July to keep operating, and if a
state budget is still not passed, it will
borrow considerably more money in
future months.
Teamster Local 8' president Jane
Pikovsky said the pay .raise delay will
have no immediate effect on the local.
Local 8 and the University plan to meet
with 'a mediator Aug. 8 to discuss con
tract arrangements.
The state budget, scheduled to have
passed the legislature by June 30 in time
for the 1977-78 fiscal year, is being
worked on by a joint House-Senate
budget committee.
funds for the weapon at the com
mittee level, issued a statement
yesterday saying the public is
"outraged" at the secrecy
surrounding the bomb's develop
ment. He predicted the Senate would
reject the move to fund it.
"If the public is telling their own
congressman what they've been
telling me, Congress has heard an
earful on this subject," Hatfield said.
"For the first time in many years, the
Senate, by exercise of its rightful
authority, is on the verge of
prohibiting production of a major
weapons program."
Neutron weapons are designed to
radiate enough lethal, high-speed
neutrons to kill virtually everyone
within a half mile of the blast site.
The radiation is so intense it can even
penetrate nearby tank armor but it
is so short-lived that occupying forces
can move into the blast area within
The neutron bomb also does blast
and heat damage but, Pentagon
experts say, only about one-tenth as
much as the tactical nuclear weapons
now deployed.
The bombs would be incorporated
into artillery shells and as warheads
on 75-mile range Lance missiles for
battlefield use.
Education would 'get a 1.7 per- cent
increase and welfare a 3.7 per cent in
Education Secretary Caryl Kline was
asked why she contends her department
will be immobilized.
"I'm talking about the central office
and you need to look at the budget and
see where the money goes," she replied.
"The majority of•the money does not go
to the central office."
The department got $12.3 million for
operations last year.. The Manderino
budget would give it $12.8 million.
Mrs. Kline said the department's
office staff would have to be cut 10 per
cent ' making it impossible for the
department to perform efficiently.
.Obviously, some layoffs may be
necessary because normal salary in
crements and cost-of-living increases
would push costs up this year.
But what is unanswered is why ‘
relatively small dollir cuts yield such
big service disruptions.
For example, Welfare Secretary
Frank Beal says the cutbacks in the
mental health and mental retardation
institutions will, devastate the programs.
Twenty-four per cent of institution
employees will have to be laid off, he
Rank and file lawmakers holding out
against the new tax drive have
repeatedly questioned the adr
ministration figures.
They said the numbers, especially on
layoffs, were inflated.
Kent State to 'evict protestors
KENT, Ohio (UPI) Kent State University's board
of trustees yesterday ordered University President
Glenn A. Olds to take "any and all action that he may
deem necessary" to evict protestors from the site of a
proposed gymnasium complex.
The 100 protestors have been camped since May 12 at
"Tent City," near the area where four KSU students
were killed and nine persons wounded by Ohio National , f ;,;*
Guard troops during a 1970 antiwar demonstration.
The demonstrators want the school to abandon plans \ '‘•
for putting a $6 million gym on the site and instead erect
a memorial to , the dead and wounded students. They
reiterated their pledge that "we shall not be moved."
The board did not elaborate on what it meant by "any
and all action," but there was no indication Olds in
tended to call in the National Guard again.
On Saturday, Olds ordered the protestors off the site
by 8 a.m. yesterday. They refused and late yesterday
afternoon the board asked Olds to take court action,
which was expected to be filed today in a Portage
County court.
The board's resolution was approved 6-1. It told Olds
to take "any court action 'necessary, proper and ap
propriate in order to implement the board's
resolution . . . approving the awarding of contracts for
the construction of the new school of health, physical
education and recreation."
The resolution also told Olds to see that , the "en
campment area, all tents and other temporary struc
tures on the campus are removed from the university
campus" and to take "any and all action that he may
deem necessary" to see that the protestors are removed
and construction goes ahead.
The lone dissenting trustee, Mrs: Joyce Quirk, issued
a statement.
"I cannot approve an injunction action at this time,"
she said. "I would like to encourage the board and the
May 4th Coalition Ithe demonstrators) to consider
trying to resolve this conflict . . . by using a third party
mediator. '
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Richard L. Morrill to become
Provost's 'executive assistant°
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Collegian Staff Writers
Anew office in Old Main, "the executive assistant to the
Provost," will be filled next month by Richard L. Morrill
from Chatham College, Pittsburgh. _
The executive assistant position will be the Provost's
"Chief of Staff . . . and right hand man" according to
Morrill has worked under the new Provost, Edwaid D.
Eddy (to take office August 1) for four years at Chatham
College where Eddy is president.
. University President John W. Oswald said that Morrill
"will be concerned particularly with the review and
development of new academic programs" in a press
statement released last thursday.
However, Morrill said neither he nor Eddy have yet
planned any new programs for the University.
"Nothing specific at this stage," he said.
Both James Bartoo, acting Provost, and Robert Smith,
assistant Provost, said they felt that there has been a
need for added help in the Provost office.
Car bombed in Graduate Circle
A bomb exploded 5 a.m, yesterday in a
car parked near Unit 12 of Graduate
Circle, causing severe damages to the
car and shattering 14 windows of the
building, University Police Services
No one was injured.
David E. Stormer, director of
University Safety, said the explosive
device apparently was planted between
the radiator and the grill of the 1961 Ford
"It is tragic that the administration and the board
sees arrest, or an injunction, as the only means of
handling conflict," she said.
"Dr. Olds, you are a minister by training. You, above
all, should understand the seriousness of this course of
action. Please reconsider."
After yesterday's deadline had passed, Alan Canfora,
protest leader and one of the nine wounded in 1970, said,
"It's after 8 o'clock . . . and they told us we had to
be off here by 8, but we informed them, just as we've
informed the administration for two months now, that
we shall not be moved."
Falcon, owned by John C. Thompson of
Newton (graduate-academic curriculum
and instruction), of 12-B Graduate
The car's bumper was hurled 30-40 feet
by the explosion and crashed through the
second floor of the building, shattering
14 windows.
University Department of Safety,
personnel evacuated the families living
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Living in the Past,
An Amish family gathers briefly after stepping out
of their handcrafted, horse-drawn carriage. They have
just arrived at the Belleville Livestock and Farm
Market, an every-Wednesday outdoor affair in the
small farming community about 30 minutes southwest
of State College.
The market features auction sales of farm animals,
building supplies, and your basic "junk." But, finiling
some special bargains can be a rewarding challenge.
The best buys are homegrown fruits and vegetables
straight from the back of the farmer's truck. Good
sized watermelons cost as little as 50 cents, and canta
loupes can be had for a . quarter each.
Daily Collegian photographer Patrick Little doc
umented some of the market sights on the past two
Wednesdays. The resulting photo story is on page 7.
Ten cents per copy
Monday, July 11,1977
Volume 78, No. 14 10 pages University Park, Pa. 18802
Published by Students of The Pennsylvania State University
"We work very hard with a staff that is smaller than
most," Smith said.
Morrill said most of his work will be developing
programs the Provost suggests and substituting for the
Provost at meetings.
"The Provost's position is unusual, it's a complex job,"
Morrill said.
Morrill will work on special projects relating to the
academic work of the University and will represent the
Provost on some University-wide committees," Oswald
Smith said hefelt Morrill was a good selection because
his past association with Eddy should enable him to work
closely with the new Provost.
Morrill graduated from Brown University in 1961 with a
bachelor of arts degree.
From 1961 to 1964 he studied at Yale, qualifying for the
bachelor of divinity degree. He received a Doctor of
Philosophy degree in 1967.
Morrill has been active in the American Association of
Higher Education, American Society of Christian Ethics,
and the American Academy of Religion.
Canfora claims that "more than 70 per cent" of the
student body supports the demonstration, although only
a small number of people have been camped out at
"Tent City" to protest the planned construction, slated
to get underway Wednesday.
After the deadline, 321 backers of the "May 4
Coalition" held a lengthy and festive rally at the
proposed construction site. Solidarity speeches were
made by a member of the United Auto Workers Union,
two professors one from KSU and the other from the
University of Akron and coalition leaders.
"We think that if we have a lot of people here . . . to
help us defend this site and perhaps risk a mass arrest
for a minor little charge, we think that perhaps we can
still win this thing and back them down and cause them
to move the gym elsewhere," Canfora said.
Sheuld the protestors be arrested, which could
happen as soon as today, Canfora said the Kent Legal
Defense Fund has been formed and it already totals
$3,000 most of which will be used for bail, if needed.
KSU officials have two choices in removing "Tent
City" residents. One is to charge them with criminal
trespass and the other is the injunction. Canfora thinks
an injunction will be obtained because it would be the
least difficult to enforce.
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"A large number of jury trials . . . would really tie
their courts up and it's really not that strong of a legal
case against us," he said. "There're all kinds. of
loopholes and it really could leave them easily open for
lawsuits if they try to arrest us because of trespassing
because we've been here for two months and their legal
grounds are real shaky."
Lots of clouds return to the State College area. Mostly
cloudy today through tomorrow with a chance of a few.
showers late this afternoon through tomorrow. The high
both days 80 and the low tonight 65.
in the 16-apartment unit and two ad
jacent buildings. Safety officials were
concerned that a car parked next to the
damaged vehicle might also contain a
detonating device.
Building residents were permitted to
return to their homes about 9 a.m., after
experts from the U.S. Army Let
terkenney Ordinance Depot, near
Chambersburg, checked the second car
and found no explosive device.