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Chicago Daily Illini (Newspaper) - May 27, 1972, Chicago, IllinoisServing the University and the Community for Over a Century the daily Lollini in vol. 101 no. 159 Champaign Urbana Iii. Saturday May 27,1972 10c 24 Page Nixon Brezhnev sign arms treaty Moscow apr president Nixon and soviet Leader Leonid i. Brezhnev have signed a Summit agreement of historic scope aimed at curbing the superpowers nuclear arms race and slowing a spiral of potential death and destruction born with the atomic age 27 years ago. For congressional reaction to the arms agreement see Page three. Under the accords signed Friday night the soviets will have a numerical Edge in both land and submarine based Long Range offensive missiles. Nuclear missile strength equal but ranking . Officials said the two nations will remain roughly equal in Over All nuclear missile strength and that the United states has a 3-1 Edge in the number offensive missile warheads although the soviets have roughly a 3-1 Edge in total Megatons. Long Range offensive missiles Are limited under a five year executive agreement. A separate treaty covers defensive an Tiba Listic missiles abm allowing each country to have Only two abm complexes one near their capital and another in the heart of the country. Nixon said through a spokesman that talks will continue in an Effort to limit arms. A for the first time since the Advent of nuclear weapons a generation ago the two most powerful nations in the world have taken the Lead in a direction away from wasteful dangerous and self perpetuating Competition in armaments and toward a Mutual restraint on weapons systems a Nixon said. Soviet leaders welcomed the pact too. Premier Alexei n. Kosygin said a this is a great Victory for the soviet and american is a Victory for All peace Loving Peoples because Security and peace is the common Kosygin also touched on two of the problems still perplexing the leaders. A to go Forward to a durable peace a he said a everything must be done to remove the hotbeds of War in the Middle East and the statement came in a Toast at a dinner Given by Nixon for his hosts before the signing ceremony. The ceremony demonstrated Nixon said that the two nations allies in world War ii but opposed in the cold War can a work together to build a the arms curbing agreement was forged at the eighth meeting Between Nixon and soviet leaders. Trade commission created the agreement coincided with abandonment of efforts to negotiate a Broad Trade agreement at the Summit. The leaders decided instead to create a joint commission to pursue the Complex economic talks. The arms agreement signed in a 12-minute ceremony is in two parts. A the first a treaty requiring Senate confirmation limits each nation to two defensive missile Sites with no More than 100 anti ballistic missiles on each site. A the second and interim executive agreement not subject to Senate ratification basically freezes land and sea based offensive missiles at their present Levels. The . Abm defensive Sites will be near Washington d.c., and grand Forks . The latter already is built but the one around the nations capital is not. The soviet site will be the present Complex near Moscow and another to be built about 780 Miles from the soviet capital. The agreement to freeze offensive missiles extends for five years while negotiations continue in search of a permanent and More comprehensive pact. It limits intercontinental ballistic missiles icbms stockpiles to those under construction or deplored on july Means the soviets will have an edge�?1,618 icbms to 1,054 for the United states. The freeze also applies to submarine launched ballistic missiles. . Officials refused to give precise figures but earlier reports said the United states has about 656 sea based missiles and the soviets about 580. Nuclear submarines the United states has. 41 missile firing submarines now in service and none under construction. The soviets Are said to have 25 such subs in service and 17 under construction. Under the agreement the soviets could add these 17 to their submarine Fleet but officials said they would have to pay the penalty of dismantling some of the land based missiles if they sought to bolster their submarine capability. State sen. Richard Newhouse a Chicago with eyeglasses hears testimony from University officials on their policies in the hiring and promotion of Blacks. Newhouse is the chairman of a special study committee of the Illinois Board of higher education which is looking at treatment of minorities at All state universities. Question Black hiring policies Board quizzes officials by Polly Anderson and Rick Pope University officials were quizzed about their policies toward Blacks by a study committee of the Illinois Board of higher education Friday. The committee which will make recommendations to the higher Board later this year on minority group policies All state colleges is headed by state sen. Richard Newhouse a Black Democrat from Chicago. The committees investigation mainly concerned the University a policy toward hiring Blacks. A series of University administrators from various areas presented statistics showing the University a Progress in the past five years. They also cited some problems preventing even greater Progress the University a tight budget situation which has resulted in a drop in staff in the last couple of years civil service regulations which require that the University fire those with least seniority in cutbacks of nonacademic staff and problems in finding qualified persons. James Ransom Campus affirmative action officer called the civil service system a a very restrictive a i see it More As the problem than i do any other single Factor a he said. Officials were quizzed closely about their hiring of nonacademic staff but otherwise the committee members generally seemed to accept the University a statements without much questioning. At the close of the hearing Newhouse said a i get a feeling there is some cooperation with the he said however the committee would Analyse the testimony and data presented before making the report. Mary Pollock an assistant Dean of student programs and services asked Newhouse Why he occasionally made references to a Blacks and women a pointing out that More than half of All Blacks Are women. She asked that they consider what is being done to recruit Black women to upper level jobs. A i see training programs that recruit women into typical Low paying a feminine Fields. I urge you to ask these questions a she said. Newhouse replied that his committee was aware of the problem and would look into it. Robert Ray director of the afro american cultural program said that the program which began As a service for disadvantaged students is now becoming an academic oriented program with workshops in various disciplines especially the arts and writing. Hopefully he said More Black faculty would be recruited to be resource persons for the Center. Barry Munitz associate Provost in charge of affirmative action for the entire University said a i would like to Point out that we made a major capital request to Purchase a Large building for the cultural Center. The request was turned Down by the higher Board staff two years in a the Only student to appear was Ron Winley chairman of the Black students association. Asked about graduate College recruitment of Black undergraduates he said he did not think it was very Good. Today a weather today partly sunny and continued very warm with Chance of thunderstorms High 86 to 92. Tonight fair Low 58 to 65. Sunday mostly sunny and hot High 88 to 93. Chances of rain Are 30 per cent today and ten per cent tonight. N. Vietnamese troops assault Korntum Saigon apr a column of North vietnamese tanks swept Down on Korntum from the North saturday in a third Day of assaults on the Central Highlands provincial capital. South vietnamese spokesmen at Plesku said seven tanks were destroyed during the night. It raised to 19 the number of North vietnamese tanks claimed knocked out by Allied air and ground forces during the past two Days. South vietnamese spokesmen said the seven tanks were knocked out by a twin engine . Gunship m72 Light anti tank weapons and artillery fired by South vietnamese defenders. Casualties in the Korntum fighting continued to mount. South vietnamese spokesmen said 370 North vietnamese troops were killed in Dawn to dusk fighting Friday while government losses were 42 men killed and .126 wounded. The tank attack was reported stopped. 30 bomb strikes . B52 bombers carried out More than 30 strikes in support of the defenders of Korntum unleashing 800 tons of explosives on North vietnamese troop positions on both the Northern and Southern sides of the City. Some of the strikes were As close As two Miles to the City. Heavy fighting also was reported on the Southern front at the besieged provincial capital of an Loc 60 Miles North of Saigon. The fighting erupted along Highway 13 just South of an Loc which has been under siege since april 7. Field reports said 104 North vietnamese troops were killed half of them by air strikes while government forces suffered 20 troops dead and 30 wounded. Enemy gunners poured More than 650 rounds of artillery into an Loc overnight Field reports said. Seven North vietnamese tanks were reported sighted three Miles Northeast of the town shortly before Midnight and at least one of them was reported destroyed by a . Gunship. Associated press correspondent David j. Paine reported from Plesku in the Highlands that North vietnamese troops breached the Northeast perimeter of government defences at Korntum overnight although the tanks were stopped. Shortly before dusk Friday government troops were advancing on pockets of enemy resistance still entrenched on the outskirts of Korntum. Earlier american military advisers in Korntum had described the situation As under control and said the enemy had been contained Paine reported. Senate quorum to change plagued for the past several months by Low attendance the Urbana Champaign Senate monday will consider two different proposals to radically change the existing quorum requirement. One would drastically Cut the number of senators required for a quorum from the present 128 to 75. The other would form a committee of the whole which would discuss and vote on proposals any time the Senate adjourned for Lack of a quorum and make recommendations at the following regularly scheduled meeting. The a committee of the whole would have to contain at least 50 senators. There Are 255 senators altogether 50 students and 205 faculty. The Senate will also discuss a proposal to fill vacant student Senate seats and cancelling the first Day of classes this fall because the Date sept. 18, is yom kippur the jewish Holiday. The Calendar committee report recommending the Calendar change emphasized that while the first Day of classes would be moved because of the Holiday no change would have been made if the Holiday had come later in the semester. The Senate has adjourned for Lack of a quorum the last five meetings. The daily Lollini will not publish tuesday May 30, due to memorial Day Holiday. The editorial and business offices of the daily Lollini will be closed monday May 29
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