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}Pinchot fire arrest may free residents from payment
y KATHY iIOKE
t7,)aily Collegian Staff Writer
,•C' Residents of Pinchot Hall will not be
`,;field responsible for fire damages to its
elevator if a student charged in con
j. ' . lection with the fire is found guilty,
'Housing and Food Services Director
( 1 William McKinnon said.
) - Robert Devine (sth-science) of 802
ktinchot was arrested last month in
l'onnection with the Dec. 19 fire and
ipther charges of arson and vandalism.
1 1 Devine was arraigned before District
1 iMagistrate Clifford H. Yorks Feb. 16 and
~placed in the Centre County Prison in
I lieu of $25,000 bail. He was released the
\ 'following day on bond.
A decision about who will pay for the
1 cost of replacing the elevator depends
upon the outcome of Devine's
f preliminary hearing, tentatively
scheduled for March 21 and a possible
i . subsequent trial. McKinnon said. If
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~ Carter on Middle East mission
I , ' , WASHINGTON (UPI) President
p i Carter left for Cairo yesterday ex
,.qn*essing "hope tempered by sober
; , realism" that he can persuade Egypt
land Israel to fulfill "the dream of
11, He gave his dramatic, high-risk"peace
1 1 ,_mission a flavoring of bipartisan support
4)y inviting a small group of Republican
'and Democratic members of Congress to
1 ,,h private White House briefing just
efore his early evening departure.
"They . remained for nationally
elevised departure ceremonies on the
Mite House lawn and stood in a line
*hind Carter as Vice President Walter
Iviondale told, him his mission marked
lfperhaps the most impo,rtant and dif
ificult mission of your presidency."
.Looking somber, sticking closely to a
prepared text, the president delivered
Ibis ' parting remarks to a gathering of
4epngressmen, cabinet members, other
top administration officials and several
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Devine is found not guilty, each resident
of Pinchot may be billed for the damage,
The cost of replacing the elevator
might be covered by Housing's existing
reserve funds which are financed by
room and board charges, McKinnon
said. "This would probably indirectly
affect room and board rates," he said.
Devine is charged with arson, causing
or risking catastrophe, recklessly en
dangering other persons, and criminal
mischief in connection with the elevator
He also is charged with arson,
recklessly endangering others and
criminal mischeief in connection with
janitor closet fires that occurred Oct. 22,
24 and Nov. 4 in Pinchot. Damage from
each incident was $75, Manager of Police
Services Thomas Harmon said.
Devine also is charged with turning in
a false fire alarm in Pinchot Oct. 12,
hundred onlookers provided with
miniature U.S., Israeli and Egyptian
"There are times when making peace
demands more courage than _making
war," the president said. "I believe
President (Anwar) Sadat and Prime
Minister (Menachem) Begin possess
that special kind of courage, and that
they possess as well the vision and
statesmanship to redeem the great hope
they have helped create" for conclusion
of an Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty.
"So it is with hope that I depart, hope
tempered by sober realism," he said,
stressing the word "sober". "... We will
do our best to help them achieve the
peace they have paid for in blood many
Carter was accompanied on the flight
by his wife, Secretary of State Cyrus
Vance and Defense Secretary Harold
The president's flight from Andrews
°lle • ian
In addition, Devine is charged with
criminal mischief for allegedly ' van
dalizing three vending machines in
Fisher Hall Oct. 10 and breaking two
plate glass windows in Pinchot Oct. 17
and Nov. 10, Harmon said. Damage in
these incidents totaled $641.
Devine also will be charged with
criminal mischief, criminal solicitation
and recklessly endangering others in
connection with pushing a piano down an
elevator May 25. He will be arraigned on
these charges at the time of his
preliminary hearing, Harmon said.
Arrest warrants have been issued for
two other students as conspirators in the
piano incident, Harmon said. They are
expected to be arrested today, he said.
As a result of the two-month in
vestigation of the elevator fire, police
arrested other students in incidents
unrelated to the fire.
John Heath (12th-microbiology), 406
Air Force Base was due to arrive at 7
a.m. EST in Cairo, where the Egyptians
were preparing a "peace festival" in
volving cheering throngs.
Saying "the price of failure" might be
"terrible" for the region and the'world,
Carter also launched his open-ended trip
to Cairo and Jerusalem with the caution
that an Israeli-Egyptian treaty must be
only a prelude to a general Middle East
peace settlement a point often made
"Real peace will not come with a
single treaty important as that would
be," Carter said. "But a treaty between
Egypt and Israel is an indispensible step
toward the broader comprehensive
peace we all seek."
He described his journey a move
that lays his prestige as a leader on the
line as "a new mission in the service
of the oldest of human dreams, the
dream of peace."
Continued on page 14 Your song Ray Davies, lead singer of the Kinks, belts out another song. See review in tomorrow's Arts section
Budget raise inadequate,
University officials say
By PAUL SUNYAK
Daily Collegian Staff Writer
Gov. Thornburgh's recommended 5 percent increase for
Penn State in his 1979-80 budget, while welcome, is not enough
to keep abreast of inflation, University officials say.
As a result, further tuition increases and program cutbacks
may be necessary to balance the University budget,
University President John W. Oswald said.
"Unless this figure is increased substantially by the
legislature, it will mean further tuition increases as well as
another series of cutbacks and reallocations in the Univer
sity," Oswald said.
Oswald, while noting that the governor has given a higher
priority to education, expressed concern over the allocation
differences between state-owned and state-related in
"The Commonwealth universities Penn State, Pitt and
Temple are recommended for an overall increase of less
than 5 percent, while the state colleges are recommended for
an increase of 7.1 percent," Oswald said.
Thornburgh's proposed budget would increase the
University's share of the budget pie by $lO million, while the
state-owned colleges would receive a $l3 million increase.
Stanley 0. Ikenberry, senior vice president for University
development, said the University requested $l3O million for
the upcoming fiscal year, but will receive only $ll7 million
under the proposed budget.
"The good news is that the governor appears to be assigning
a higher priority for education," Ikenberry said. "The bad
Thornburgh calls for 6 percent
fuel tax to revive state's roads
HARRISBURG (AP) In the first
test of his political clout, Gov. Dick
Thornburgh asked the Legislature
yesterday for a 6 percent sales tax on
wholesale gas prices to revive PennDOT
and launch a war on potholes.
The new governor also proposed a
record $6.3 billion general fund budget
that would require an extension of the 2.2
percent personal income tax and the 10.5
percent corporate net tax.
Both ace due to revert automatically
to 2 percent and 9.5 percent respectively
at the end of the year.
Thornburgh's 1979-80 spending plan
represents a 5.8 percent increase over
the current fiscal budget.
His tax proposals drew icy reaction
from Democratic legislators, which
points to a bloody budget battle this
summer. Democratic Whip James
Manderino bluntly said he would oppose
tax hikes to fund new government
The spending proposal, which Thorn
burgh called a "no frills, no luxuries"
package, incluci'es an extra $l9O million
for his priority projects jobs and
economic development, basic education,
crime fighting, the poor and the elderly.
"Our highway system is in a state of
Photo by Lynn Dudlnsky
Pinchot, was charged with three in
cidents of setting false fire alarms in
Sproul Hall on Nov. 5, Dec. 16, and Dec.
18. He was arraigned before Yorks today
and released on nominal bail.
Jeffrey Hain (3rd-engineering) and
Rodger Rothenberger (3rd-science),
both of 402 Pinchot, were cited yesterday
for criminal mischief for burning
newspapers under a door in Pinchot
Arrainged before Yorks Feb. 16 for
setting a false fire alarm in Jordan Hall
Jan. 6 was Andrew Tokarsky (9th-
English), 216 Jordan Hall. Tokarsky
crisis," said Thornburgh, listing his
administration's goals in a 27-minute
noon address before a joint session of the
General Assembly. He was interrupted
by mild applause,five times.
"An increase in funds to help solve the
highway crisis is now not only justifiable
but absolutely essential," he added,
noting that reforms have already been
started to cut corruption, patronage
abuses and waste in the state Depart
ment of Transportation.
The sales tax, which is expected to
raise $177 million, would be applied to
wholesale prices, and eventually would
be paid by the consumer at the pump.
The tax would have the same immediate
impact as a 3-cent hike in the state's 9-
cent-a-gallon gas tax. In addition, it
provides a sliding scale that will bring in
more money as gas prices rise.
PennDOT Secretary Thomas Larson
said the new tax would cost the average
motorist about $2B more a year to drive.
Thornburgh also called for an average
increase of 25 percent in truck
registration fees, which would raise
another $25 million.
The money, which puts the Motor
License Fund at $l.l billion, would be
used to re-start PennDOT's stalled road
pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of
criminal mischief and was fined $2OO and
Police investigation has led to the
identification of persons responsible for
placing four other false alarms, one
bomb threat, 15 obscene phone calls, two
burglaries in Findlay Hall, a broken
window in Eisenhower Auditorium and
theft of foodstuffs from a vending
machine in Fisher Hall, Harmon said.
Harmon said some of these cases will
not be prosecuted as a result of a
decision reached in consultation with the
Thursday, March 8, 1979
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Published by Students of The Pennsylvania State University
news is that the level of support recommended for us is far
below the increase required to support the University." •
Nearly $2O million has been slashed from the University's
budget over the last several years, Ikenberry said, and ad
ditional cuts will only make it harder for the University to
perform its functions. ' .
State Sen. J. Doyle Corman, R-34th, said because Penn State
is the only state land-grant university, there is "very good
reason" to up its share to 7 percent.
"I feel that all institutions should have received the same
increase," Corman said.
State Rep. Gregg Cunningham, R-77th, said he is not pleased
with the overall money allocation.
"Under this budget, preferential treatment is accorded
state-owned colleges at the expense of Penn State," Cun'-
ningham said. "There is an enormous disparity between the
state-owned colleges and the state-related universities."
Cunningham said 'he is working on legislation, to be
simultaneously introduced by Corman in the Senate, that
would prevent the University's appropriation from being used
as a pawn in the budget battle, as was the case last year.
"The bill would continue to fund the preferred and non
preferred institutions at last year's levels and would prevent
the legislature from recessing until the budget is settled,"
Corman and Cunningham agreed that the per and
corporate income taxes must remgrt_at—ttr igher levels
temporarily imposed last-year - - -- 2,.2 and 10.5 percent, rep
sectivaly if any kind of funding increase were to take place.
"This is the only way that we can
achieve a balanced budget with no year
end deficit," said Thornburgh, noting
thPt he had to absorb an inherited $20.4
"This is a no frills, no nonsense, no
luxuries document. It is an austere,
budget," said the governor, who has
huddled with his budget aides for the
past seven weeks to come up with the
But Democrats initially balked at the
message, especially on taxes.
"The temporary increases on the
income tax and the CNI (corporate net
income tax) are due to expire. So he's
really asking for a tax increase,"
The temporary taxes take in $2OO
million. If he didn't have $2OO million in
new initiatives, we wouldn't have to
continue those taxes." he said.
Continued on page 9
building program that ground to a halt in
July 1977. It would also launch a $76
million, one-shot pothole patching effort
to save the state's ravaged roads.
In the general fund, Thornburgh said
an extension of the state income and
businesses taxes are a must to put the
state in the black.
Local candidates file P. 3
Lady Lions playoff bound p. 10
Students wait p. 14
A WWII story p. 15
A good start
To start off spring term we'll have
intervals of clouds and sunshine
today with a high of 43. Tonight will
he partly cloudy with a low of 29.
Tomorrow will be just beautiful with
partly to mostly sunny skies and a
high near 50.
Photo by Joe Tort'