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s—The Daily Collegian Friday, Feb. 16, 1979
Canal transfer to cost taxpayers
WASHINGTON (UPI) Despite earlier ad
ministration assurances that ceding the Panama Canal
would cost taxpayers nothing, a State Department
official said yesterday it might wind up costing $350
But Deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher
stressed in his testimony before the House Panama
Canal subcommittee that the expenses will not violate
the treaty reservation, attached by the Senate, that no
funds will be paid to Panama in the 21-year transition ,
I mom U.S. to Panamanian control.
Under the treaties narrowly ratified last year, the
United States will gradually cede control over the
waterway and its surrounding zone until Panama takes
lull control on Dec. 31,1999.
At the time the pacts were under debate in the Senate,
Bill has emergency safeguards
House Democrats want a balanced budget
WASHINGTON ( UPI) Some 40 Senate, but those supporting the latest
conservative House Democrats measure said their amendment disposes
yesterday introduced a proposed con- of all the criticisms leveled at the move
stitutional amendment to require a to balance the budget.
balanced federal budget, saying they Specifically, it provides that Congress
had provided safeguards in case more —by a two-thirds vote —could authorize
spending was needed in time of war or a deficit in the federal budget if ad
recession. ditional government spending were
Several similar proposals have been needed for war or in an economic
introduced previously in the House and downturn.
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'treaty negotiators repeatedly left the impression all
transition costs would be financed from canal revenues
or other sources and not from taxpayer funds.
Conservative opponents later drew up lists of ex
penses they said would have to be covered by the tax
"It is correct there will be payments by the United
States ... for things in the interest of the United States,"
Christopher said in response to questions from Rep.
Robert Bauman, R-Md., an opponent of both the treaty
and the implementing legislation now under con
Christopher estimated the cost at $350 million during
the life of the transition, which begins officially Oct. 1.
He described the costs as going mainly for
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Rep. Richard White, D-Texas, said the "I don't want the entire Constitution
other plans were either unworkable, opened up," he said.
meaningless, or "had not sufficiently A number of states have passed
nailed down the problem." resolutions calling for a convention to
Rep. Richard 'chord, D-Mo., said he balanced budget, but some authorities
expects Congress will approve some , say such a convention would not
form of balanced budget amendment in necessailly be limited to that subject
order to avoid a constitutional con- and could undertake wholesale revision
vention• of the Constitution.
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"relocation of defense facilities, early retirement and
(other U.S.) employee benefits."
For,example, it will cost $1.5 million more than ex
pected to relocate the remains of deceased American
residents of the Zone, he said.
Christopher and Deputy Defense Secretary Charles
Duncan urged passage of the legislation by June 1.
Christopher said failure to act by then could adversely
affect "managerial efficiency, employee morale and
the operation of the canal itself."
Duncan said if the legislation is not ready by Oct. 1,
the effective date of the treaty, "our ability to operate
the canal would be crippled,. the operational readiness
of our military forces in Panama further reduced and
the morale of our civilian canal employees destroyed."
consider an amendment requiring a
WASHINGTON ( UPI ) A
proposal to resume compulsory
military registration attracted more
congressional support yesterday and
some criticism from chui.ch leaders,
civil libertarians and those who
oppose the drafting of women.
At a House Armed Forces sub
committee hearing, Rep. G.V.
"Sonny" Montgomery, D-Miss.,
testified on behalf of a bill he has
introduced that would require
compulsory registration for both
sexes plus the actual drafting of
200,000 persons each year for three to
six months active duty training.
"In my opinion the all-volunteer
system is not working well because
there are not enough volunteers,"
He said partial conscription,
creation of a Ready Force reserve
and a list of registrants would allow
the United States to mobilize within
60 days of the outbreak of con
ventional war as compared to 10
months or more under the present
Montgothery said he opposes using
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Friday - Sunday, February 16-18
Friday, Feb. ut
lAHS/Dept. of German, Uwe Herms, West German poet and novelist, reads
from his new novel, Franz mid Paula leben midi, 4 p.m., Room 124 Sparks.
5 O'Clock Playwrights' Theatre, Howard Motyl, Other People, 5:30 p.m., The
Commonsplace Theatre, The Graduate, 7 and 9 p.m., Room 112 Kern
Sports: women's basketba; ;, vs. Delaware, 7 p.m.
Model RR Club, work Meeting, 7 p.m., HUB Club Room
Wargamers meeting, 7 p.m.-midnight Sunday, Room 101 EE East.
HPER Folk and Square Dance Roundup, 7:30 p.m., Room 133 white.
Interlandia Folk Dance meeting, 7:30 p.m., HUB Ballroom.
Commonspalce Coffeehouse, 8 p.m., Room 102 Kern.
University Theatre, 11.M.5. Pinafore, 8 p.m., The Playhouse.
Saturday, Feb. 17
Last date for submitting petition to Records Officer to graduate in absentia in
Sports: coed riflery, vs. Indiana (Pa) and Army, 11 a.m.; women's swimming
and diving, vs. Princeton, 1:30 p.m.; men's basketball, vs. Army, 2:10 p.m.;
men's and women's gymnastics, vs. southern Illinois, 7:30 p.m.
France-Cinema, Les Violons du Hal, 7 and 9 p.m., Room 112 Kern.
University Theatre, H.M.S. Pinafore, 8 p.m., The Playhouse.
Sunday, Feb. 18
ACF Worship Service, 10:45 a.m., HUB Assembly Hall.
University Chapel Service, 11 a.m., Eisenhower Chapel. Carl Derk, Inter- '
Varsity Christian Fellowship, speaker.
"Major Decision Sunday," discuss majors with representatives of all PSU
Colleges, DUS and Career Development, 2-5 p.m., FUB Rec Room, East
Shaver's Creek nature Center staff, winter nature walk, 2 p.m., Walnut Springs
Park, State College.
France-Cinema, Les Violons du Hal, 7 and 9 p.m., Room Kern 112 Kern.
women in combat, but said that, in
light of women's demands for g,ocial ;
equality, the courts would probably
require that they too be subject tot
military service requirements.
"This would be a complete
departure from national policy," said f
Rep. Marjorie Holt, R-Md. "You say
the courts would make you do it. I
think we should wait."
Rep. David 'Preen, R-La.; said
pregnancy rates among women in the
current volunteer Army illustrate
another objection to drafting
females. He said official figures show
7,832 of the Army's 50,000 women
were pregnant in 1978, and 2,068 of
these left the service.
Subcommittee member Antonio
Won Pat, a delegate from Guam,
backed Montgomery, saying,
women are fighting for equal rights,
they should have equal respon- kt,
So did panel chairman Richard
White, D-Texas, who said, "I believe :
very strongly that ... we must return
to registration." t
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