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Ki-i PnOWnT, :, At, 14. 15, 1970 rizona I The Arizona Republic 21 pessimistic on election reform Safety rules forgotten Rwftttt » Mtt fty |o» ivtnt Hot weather causes restless children to forget safe- er Project request that Phoenix police arrest any- ty rules and take a dtp in a canal at 27th Avenue one found playing in canals, the children swim and and Lower Buckeye Road. Oblivious to a Salt Riv- ride inner tubes through tunnel under the road. Both sides hail arms talks progress Los Angeles Times Service VIENNA — The second phase of the strategic arms limitation talks (SALT) between the United States and the Soviet Union ended in the Austrian capital yesterday with "important progress" recorded toward a superpower agreement to curtail the nuclear arms race. The two delegations will resume work in the Finnish capital, Helsinki, on Nov. 2 and in this third phase of the talks they expect to get down to cases on the specific outlines and wording of an agreement. U.S. delegation sources cautioned, however, against expectation of any early results and forecast that it probably will take until the spring of 1971 or even as long as a year from now before a treaty is ready for signature. Nevertheless, four months of discussion in Vienna, following the five weeks of the first phase of the talks in Helsinki last November and December, clearly have moved things forward. In final windup ceremonies in the baroque setting of the Belvedere Palace in the heart of Vienna, the chiefs of both delegations delivered cautious but positive assessments of how things stand. "I believe that both sides can agree that important progress has been made," said Ambassador Gerard C. Smith, head of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and leader of the U.S. delegation. "The work we have done in Vienna should provide a sound basis for the next phase." The head of the Soviet delegation, Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Seme- nov, said: "I can say that the talks were held in a businesslike, calm and frank atmosphere. Substantial and useful work was done during the four months m Vienna. Naturally, it would be erroneous to underestimate the complexity of the problem under discussion and the difficulties which persist here. The Soviet Union intends, despite the complexity, to continue the negotiations and seek the necessary results. This, of course, requires efforts on both sides." Ambassador, Smith and most of the American delegation took off immediately after the ceremonial windup in a special U.S. Air Force jet for Washington, where he will report to President Nixon early next week. In a brief departure statement, Smith added a few othercau- tious words of optimism. "We have discussed a broad range of strategic, nuclear offensive and defensive armaments and the possibilities for their control," he said. "Discussions have been thorough and remarkably free of issues extraneous to the problems at hand. I feel that they have produced better understanding of our respective positions. The two delegations held a total of 32 plenary working sessions in Vienna, totaling more than 40 hours of talks. In addition there were a good many ad hoc meetings of experts and sideline conversations among individual members of the two delegations. Thus far, the pattern of the work has been almost entirely that of statements and suggestions from the American side with questions from the Russian side. This seems to have covered the whole range of nuclear weaponry. Without hardening on any specific proposals, the United States has suggested a whole range of "possibilities" for agreement. But the Russians have not yet decided or stated exactly where their interests lie. Political broadcast bill dropped Associated Press WASHINGTON - A thorny bill to put a limit on broadcast spending by major political candidates this year was pulled from the House calendar yesterday when it got caught in a recess rush. Questions were raised about its survival. Democratic leaders made the abrupt decision after poring over a quorum call answered by only 253 of the 430- member House. "We just didn't have the troops," said one top Democrat of the situation facing the House-Senate conference version of the bill which Republicans pledged to fight. Democratic leaders said they would try again, probably soon after the House returns from the recess Sept. 9. It officially started shortly after the broadcast bill was pulled back, leaving the House with no other business for the day. But House Republic an Leader Gerald R. Ford of Michigan said: "I don't think we will see much of it after the recess. I can't be sure it's dead for this year but between Sept. 9 and November (the election) there isn't much time." For a brief time backers thought it might be possible for the Senate, which is taking a recess around Labor Day, to consider the bill next week. However, they discov* ered the parliamentary situation prevents this. The controversy heated up Thursday when House-Senate conferees agreed on a Senate provision putting the bill into effect 30 days after enactment and then locked in a grandfather clause covering contracts signed with broadcasters after Aug. 12. Republicans promptly protested the Democrats were changing rules in the middle of the ball game. The original House bill would have gone into effect Jan. 1, 1971, cutting out all this year's elections. Even some supporters of the measure suggested that if passed in its existing form the rollback provision on contracts could be the subject of later legal action. But Democrats, short on . campaign money in comparison with the Republicans, want the bill to be effective in 1970. The bill applies to candidates for president, vice president, Senate, House, governor and lieutenant governor. Primaries would be covered — except those for president and vice president — beginning in 1971. A ceiling of 7 cents a vote or $20,000, whichever is higher, is set for general elections. Primaries would be half that total. The measure also would re- santotonu's WALLED VILLAS Complete Privacy and Security 2, 3, and 4 Bedrooms 2 Baths. Priced from $33,900 Phoerfx fSM330 30tfc Sr, and Clarendon Temp* 9*74552 •n Stwlimw Country Club HQUISIl A.M. to 7 P.M. Douglas P, Patterson Development Corp. peal the equal time requirements of communications law for president and vice president candidates only. It also would specify that no broadcaster can charge political candidates.' more than the lowest charge paid by any commercial advertiser for the same time period. 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Associated Press WASHINGTON - The chief Senate sponsor of a constitutional amendment to provide for the election of the president by direct, popular vote said yesterday it faced a long, tough, uphill fight. Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., reporting the measure to the Senate from its Judiciary Committee, said he expected some opponents "to use every parliamentary rule in the books" to block action. He filed majority and minority reports from the committee, which approved the proposed amendment by an 11-6 vote on April 23 and has spent the intervening weeks in drafting conflicting recommendations to the Senate. Bayh called the Electoral College system of choosing the president outmoded and dangerous and said its replacement by direct election would "substitute popular choice for political chance." The majority report said direct election was the only system that guarantees the candidate who gets the most votes will be elected and that every vote cast will count equally. But the minority report said it would destroy the two-party system and encourage a host of splinter parties, undermine the federal system and "radicalize public opinion and endanger the rights of all minorities by removing incentives to compromise." No time has been set for bringing the proposed amendment up for action in the Senate, but majority leader Mike Mansfield, D.-Mont., recently said another amendment to guarantee equal rights for women would be taken up first. He said one reason was the prospect that efforts will be made to attach other pro- posed amendments Onto the electoral reform measure. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., assistant majority leader, has said he will try to attach an amendment to give the same representation in Congress to the District of Columbia that it would have as a state. And there are reports that attempts may be made to hook on amendments to lower the voting age to 18, to overturn Supreme Court decisions in the crime field and to permit prayers in the public schools. Bayh said he would resist every effort to attach other amendments to the electoral reform proposal, approved by the House last September by a vote of 339-70 — far in excess of the required two- thirds majority. R e f e r r i n g to the House vote, Bayh told the Senate it was "an incredible show of strength revealing the strong grass-roots support direct election must have throughout the country." But he conceded that to obtain the necessary two-thirds majority in the Senate would be very difficult. "I wish I could say that victory was at hand," he said, "But at this time I admit to an uphill fight ahead." President Nixon endorsed the direct election amendment after the House vote, and Bayh said he hoped the White House will make an active fight for it in the Senate. 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