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The Manhattan Mercury Phone 776-8805 15 Cents MANHATTAN, KANSAS THURSDAY, MAY 12, 1977 20 Pages Two Sections Allies bolstered Carter cites trip V merits WASHINGTON (AP)-President Carter said today his trip to Europe resulted in a "quiet sense" of confidence among Western allies that they can compete successfully with the Soviet Union and the rest of the Communist world. In a nationally broadcast news conference reporting on his just concluded meeting with allies in London, Carter said that "I can report substantial success" because of "a renewed spirit of hope and confidence." Declaring that he was not the reason for the claimed success, the President explained "that I think there is a much clearer picture that we are able to compete" with the Communist world. Western shortcomings, he went on, are transitory. After his brief opening statement, Vance leads talks Carter told his first questioner that "yes," the United States should accept a Palestinian homeland, but he did not define where such a homeland would exist. He added that Arab leaders, including Syrian President Hafez Assad whom he met in Geneva Monday, accepted the special relationship the United States holds with Israel. That relationship "will be permanent as long as I am President," Carter stated. His policy toward Israel has been questioned by the Jerusalem government in recent days and Carter seemed eager to assure the Jewish state of his support. He stated later that he would not recognize the Palestine Liberation Organization so long as the group still refuses to accept the right of Israel to exist. NATO membership explored for Spain Knot too intriguing... ...IF YOU'RE A CAT—It may be ann ordinary, functional-type knot strike against the frayed network of filaments, careful all the while to holding up a wooden beam to you and me, but to Stafford it's an object tread lightly.. , , ofcuriosity and perhaps play. Whiskers flowing, the cat prepares for a (Mercury staff photo) Locals Bennett 1978 chances Options outlined :The city's chief planner has offered the area planning board a series of proposals to help alleviate parking problems around Kansas State University. In a recent memorandum from city planner Gary Stith to the Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board, the problem was principally attributed to storage parking, not university commuter parking. The memorandum followed a series of complaints by residents in the area concerning vehicles parked in their driveways. Citing a study done for KSU by consulting firm Oblinger-Smith, Stith said only 15 to 17 per cent of the street parking was by university commuters, with the bulk of the parking caused by: inadequate apartment, fraternity and sorority parking; landlords of houses that have been subdivided into apartments; and the university policy of not allowing freshmen to park cars in dormitory lots. • It was not indicated when, or whether, the planners might take up the question, but Stith suggested the 'following be considered as possible solutions: •'Enforcing the existing zoning regulations that require two parking spaces per dwelling unit and one off- See back page this section All's fair I Fair tonight, lows in mid 50s. ': 'Partly cloudy and warmer £ Friday, highs low 80s. Southerly j? winds 10-20 mph today, 15 mph * tonight. Details A2. • You'll find >. This Is Today A2 „; Obituaries A2 Theatres A3 Editorials A4 '.TV Log A5 ;: Of All Things A6 >, 'Sports B1-B3 \. Comics B4 ,, ^Classified Ads B5-BB ' Stocks B8 Three members of the all- Republican Manhattan and area legislative delegation openly disagreed today with State Sen. Donn Everett that in a hypothetical election this year Atty. Gen. Curt Schneider might defeat incumbent Gov. Robert Bennett. But while State Reps. Denny Burgess, John Stites and Ivan Sand all said they thought Bennett would knock off the Democrat attorney general, Stites told the Rotary Club his feeling is that House Speaker John Carlin (1) may very well be the Demo gubernatorial nominee instead of Schneider and (2) if so he probably would have a better chance of unseating the governor. The delegation's political responses came in answer to a question after all four had made 1977 legislative session reports to the noon meeting of the civic club at the Wareham Hotel. Those reports, aside from correcting the record about who went to Topeka for official adjournment Wednesady, were largely a rehash of what the foursome has said before about the session that officially concluded in Topeka Wednesday. Burgess and Sand did go, saying they thought it was their duty. Stites and Everett did not. All agreed that save for some energy conservation-related items Kansas State University had fared well in the session. Other than that the lawmakers had little good to say about the session they described as both confusing and frustrating. Several had lists of things left undone that they thought ought to have been done, and among those were See back page this section MADRID, Spain (AP)—Secretary of State Cyrus R. Vance and Spanish officials agreed today to set up a combined military coordinating and planning staff to further military cooperation between the two countries and ease Spain closer to NATO membership. Implementing provisions of a 1976 U.S.-Spanish treaty before flying on to Teheran, Iran, Vance called talks with . Spain's post-Franco leaders ^'instructive and useful." He ex* pressed "great admiration" for the monarchy's democratization program after meeting with King Juan Carlos. The combined military staff headquarters will be set up in Madrid with a preliminary session by a joint military committee scheduled within 40 days, Spanish Foreign Minister Marcelino Oreja told reporters. The responsibilities of the staff are to be pinned down at the next Spanish-U.S. talks, probably next fall, U.S. officials said. A joint communique'before Vance departed for Central Treaty Organization—CENTO—talks said non-member Spain had been briefed on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization meeting in London, and it repeated that a key objective of both countries was "closer ties in the European and Atlantic area." U.S. officials said the meetings would help prepare Spain for eventual entry into NATO. Vance described the meetings with Spanish officials as "excellent, very instructive, friendly and warm. I was -able-to learn a lot." The secretary said he and the king discussed bilateral and international matters. The nearly hour-long meeting at the king's Zarzuela Palace, once an 18th century theater for light opera, was Vance's first with the Spanish monarch, who came to the throne 18 months ago after the death of dictator Francisco Franco. Since then, the government has scheduled the first free national election in 40 years next month, legalized anti-government political parties including the Communist party and freed hundreds of political See back page this section Well-known KSU artist Anti-Concorders vow to continue Elmer Tomasch is dead NEW YORK (AP)-Angry neighbors of John F. Kennedy International Airport are vowing to close the facility twice a week in retaliation for a federal judge's order that the supersonic Concorde jet can't be banned from landing there. "The people are not going to take this lying down," said Bryan Levinson, head of Concorde Alert, an umbrella group of community organizations opposed to the British- French plane's noise. "We cost Kennedy $3 million to $4 million every time we show up there (to protest). I can see it happening once or twice a week on a regular basis if need be," he said. "We'll be there on the runways en masse to greet them." U.S. District Court Judge Milton Pollack ruled Wednesday that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey acted illegally in banning the supersonic Concorde during a 16- month trial period ordered by the federal government. Pollack ruled that "local regulations may not override national purposes," and said test flights might lead to "a cleaner, quieter, more efficient supersonic transport." A spokesman for the Port Authority said the ruling would be appealed as soon as Pollack signed the order making it effective. Port Authority attorney Patrick Falvey also said his agency would seek to have the ban reinstated while litigation continues, a prospect that could put off Concorde landings indefinitely. British Airways and Air France have 10 days to draw up papers formally asking the judge for an injunction against the ban. Following the ruling, British Airways said it would start test flights into Kennedy next month and begin commercial service by the end of September. Air France said it plans to See back page this section Post braces for welcome to cadets Mercury Newt Service FT. RILEY-Military officials here are making plans to welcome nearly 2,800 cadets to the 1977 Advanced ROTC Summer Camp here. Representatives of the Third ROTC Region headquarters laid the cadets—including advanced students from Kansas State Univversity—will be expected to complete five weeks of training in one of two cycles—June 6 to July 8 or June 13 to July IS at Camp Forsyth. The training is designed to supplement on-campus instruction gamed during the regular school year. For the first time thin year it is being condensed from the former six- week training period, although actual hours of instruction will remain the same. U, Col. Malcolm Wallace, chief of the Third ROTC plans office, said the difference is in elimination of some organized athletic programs and some free time. A total of 133 colleges and universities in the central region are sending cadets to the camp. Of the 2,800, about 350 are expected to be women, including 250 in the first Cycle.. Region officials said 12 womenwill be put in each platoon of half of the companies to assure representative integration. Sleeping accommodations are in the same area with separate floors of the barracks providing privacy to both sexes. Nearly 600 cadre members will compose the training force this year, including 10 women. Seven of the femals are Distinguished Military Graduates fresh from college, and they will serve as special assistants to company commanders. Most of the cadets will be between their junior and senior years of college, but about 150 will be recent graduates who lack only the summer camp requirement to earn commissions. Units of the First Infantry Division will lend training, housing, dining and health care support. Big Red One battalions will provide instructors, equipment and transportation, as well as furnishing "aggressor" units for basic tactical exercises. Training support wUlalso be furnished through committees on rifle fire and marksmanship, leadership reaction, advanced physical fitness test, combatiyes, orienteering and survival training. Helicopter support will be furnished from the First Aviation Battalion. See back page this section Popular and prolific artist Elmer Tomasch, a member of the Kansas State University faculty for 30 years, died this morning at age 62 in Memorial Hospital. Death was attributed to natural causes. Final rites for one of the most versatile K-State Art Department members where he held the rank of associate professor will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Seven Dolors Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Carl Kramer as celebrant. Interment will be in Sunrise Cemtery. The Rosary will be recited for Mr. Tomasch at 7.30 p.m. Friday at the Parkview Funeral Home. Friends wishing to contribute to a memorial 'and for an art scholarship in Mr. Tomasch's name may leave donations at the funeral home. Mr. Tomasch is survived by his widow Sadie, of the home on Route 5; three sons, Kim and Bret of the home, and Lyndon of Olathe; one sister, Mrs. Helen Becker of Charlotte, N.C.; and two grandchildren. The artist whose works besides his paintings included numerous illustrations, caricatures and designs for such things as the Johnny Kaw statue in City Park had been a KSU artist Elmer Tomasch dies at 62 member of the K-State art faculty since 1947. He gained reputation as an artist concerned with the use of the human figure. Man, through his eyes, was both idea and form, and he put his thoughts into his teaching and into See back page this section An Elmer Tomasch charcoal sketch

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