Religious Order Will Accept f New Plans For Novitiate Use CHICAGO (UPI) - The Alexian Brothers religious order maintains it still is trying to find a way to put the novitiate to use for the MenomineeJn- dian tribe or other groups, a spokesman says. Brother Maurice Wilson, who has been on the scene of the novitiate neai Gresham, Wis., said Wednesday the Alexians' board of directors "is prepared to accept any new proposals" on the use of the novitiate and that Menominee Indians would be given preference. Wilson also said the armed guards who have been patrolling the novitiate since last week have been withdrawn. The guards were hired by the Alexians after they announced they were terminating their Feb. 2 agreement to deed the 262-acre property to the Indians. That agreement ended a 24-day occupation of the novitiate by an armed band known as the Menominee Warrior Society. Wednesday Wilson differentiated between the tribe and the Warrior Society which he called "a splinter militant group" which did not represent the tribal"leadership which had been elected by a 70 per cent vote. Some sporadic vyiolence broke out July 9 when the Alexians surprised people with their announcement of the termination of their agreement. F're bombings and some shootings were reported but there were no injuries. In St. Louis, a federal appeals court has denied a request by the a Sioux Indian tribe to return more than two million acres of South Dakota land .to the Rosebud Reservation. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday upheld a federal district court ruling against the tribe, which sought to return all or parts of Gregory, Tripp, Lyman and Mellette counties to federal and tribal jurisdiction. The tribe sued the South Dakota governor and attorney general, contending the land was illegally taken away from what in 1899 was created as a three- million-acre reservation. The'suit maintained acts passed by Congress in 1904, 1907 and 1910 to take land from the reservation were unclear in defining new boundaries and the majority of the reservation population at the time did not agree to the shrinkage of the area. The court disagreed; and in a 62- page opinion said Congress had the power to pass the laws and any complaints about the acts should be taken to Congress. "It is clear beyond reasonable question that the acts were passed with the intent 'pi doing away with the reservation in. those portions affected by the opening of the lands for entry and settlement," the appeals court said. "The problems before the Congress at the Jurn of the century with respect to the western lands permitted no easy solutions. The choices were difficult but they were made by the representatives of the people and it is not our functiort to fashion a wiser course under the guise of interpretation." U.S. Arms Sales Abroad Now Total Over $9 Billion WASHINGTON (UPI> - u.s. arms sales abroad - and to Persian Gulf states in particular - have continued to grow and totaled more than $9 billion in fiscal year 1975 despite administration assurances such .transactions could be expected to. taper off. In the previous year, the United States contracted to sell ships, jet fighters, tanks and a variety of missile systems to 72 nations for an estimated $8.2 billion. Sales to the volatile Persian Gulf area totaled an estimated $4 billion in 1974, but increased to at least $4.4 bbil- lion in 1975. These unclassified figures are not expected to be released by the Department of Defense until Aug. 1. But Rep. Les Aspin, D-Wis., made them available out of what he said was concern for the upward trend. The figures showed that in 1975, the Pentagon agreed to sell $2.4 billion worth of weaponry to Iran, $1.4 billion to Saudi Arabia, $366 million to Kuwait, $1.6 million to tiny Oman and $18,000 to Bahrain. "Despite predictions that arms sales 'would fall, the United States has continued its mindless export of highly sophisticated weapons to whomever asks for them at a faster pace than ever," Aspin said in a statement. Some legislators in both the House and! Senate have become increasingly concerned over the booming arms sales to the Persian Gulf because age- old animosities among the states in the area could involve the United States and Russia in a confrontation if conflict breaks out. Rep. Edward F. Kennedy, D-Mass., has called for a six-months moratorium on arms sales to the Persian Gulf while U.S. policy there is re-examined Armed Forces Fireman" Appren. John W. McFalls, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick McFalls, 502 W. Evelyn St., recently graduated from submarine school at the naval base at Groton, Conn. After spending a 15-day leave at home, he is serving aboard the USS Trout in the Pacific. by Congress. In the House, Reps. Aspin, Benjamin S. Rosenthal, D-N.Y., and Robert Drinan, D-Mass., have introduced a variety of bills to require close congressional scrutiny of such sales. In the Senate, Gaylord Nelson, D- Wis., has introduced similar legislation. Both Iran and Saudi Arabia have been major purchasers of U.S. missiles and aircraft. Iran has acquired aircraft such as the F4 Phantom and the F14. ; Joseph Sisco, undersecretary of state for political affairs, told a House subcommittee June 10, 1975, that arms sales to the Persian Gulf states were necessary to make them capable of maintaining security following the military withdrawal of Great Britain from "east of Suez." 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