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U.N. disarmament talks open
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day said in a Washington intervievtwith
The Associated Press that one of the
Russians' main incentives for
flexibility in the talks "is that they
recognize we can keep up with any
competition they can mount" in the
arms race (See related story, this
AFTER WORLD War I and the use of
new weapons such as poison gas and
tanks, the League of Nations declared
that national armaments should be kept
at the lowest point possible.
An American-sponsored protocol was
adopted in Geneva in 1925 to forbid fur-
ther use of poison gas, and the resolve
was generally observed in World War
Among U.S. students in the tradi-
tional years of college attendance, or
the 22-and-under age group, women
now form a majority of 52 per cent,
reports the Census Bureau.
II. A new disarmament conference star-
The League of Nations, forerunner of ted at the U.N. Geneva headquarters in
the United Nations, held a general 1961 with the formation of the 18-nation
disarmament conference in 1932. It en- disarmament committee. IN 1969 it
ded in deadlock in 1937. became the Conference of the Commit-
tee on Disarmament with enlarged
membership under the co-
chairmanship of the Soviet Union and
America. It has produced a series of
Union if th
would be er
round of pos
here and in
IF A STI
Warnke: U.S. has arms edge
GTON (AP) - Chief U.S. (SALT) treaty is not signed and All of the issues will be reviewed with
tiator Paul Warnke said ratified, the United States is deter- Gromyko, but, Warnke said, "it's im-
this country would win any mined to keep the Russians from possible to tell" whether there will be a
rms race with the Soviet gaining any sort of strategic advan- breakthrough.
e current arms limitation tage, he said. While some details of the prospective
sed. "We've got the will and the resources new treaty could be left for President
rnke said, U.S. security to do that," Warnke said. Carter to iron out with Soviet President
nhanced by a new accord to "I just have no doubt that if there is Leonid Brezhnev, the main outline of
lity to the two superpowers' going to be an unbridled competition, the accord would have to be completed
lationship. "That's the only we can match them and we can out- before there is a summit meeting, War-
re in it," Warnke told The match them. That's one of the'things nke said.
Press on the eve of a new that gives us a strong negotiating ANID IT IS unlikely Congress will
ssibly climactic negotiations position. take up ratification before the end of
New York. "It's not philan- "IF THE SOVIET Union thought that the year, he added.
in the absence of SALT they could gain Anticipating an intense political
RATEGIC arms limitation strategic superiority they would have fight, Warnke said the administration
no interest, believe me, in negotiating will have to deal with charges that
SALT," he said, adding: "we're giving away the farm."
"One of the principal incentives is "I think we can demonstrate con-
HOWING that they recognize we can keep up with clusively on the merits of the
Thurs.-Fri. 7-9 any competition they can mount." agreement that we are not making all
ed. 1-3-5-7-9 Three major issues remain of the concessions," Warnke said.
unresolved as Secretary of State Cyrus "THE SOVIET Union has made very,
Vance and Warnke head into talks with very substantial moves to accept our
Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei position. The treaty on the basis of its
It started Gromyko. own merits is a substantial contribution
as a concert The negotiations will be held outside to American security," he said.
fatarcncethe special U.N. disarmament con- However, the U.S. arms negotiator
featuring ference in New York and then, into the added, beyond arguments over the
Eric Clapton, weekend, in Washington. agreement's strategic merits the ad-
Neil Diamond, THE THREE issues center on U.S. ministration must face the tough issue
Ringo Starr efforts to restrain the Russians in of "atmospherics" - the spillover
modernizing new missiles and in negative attitude caused by Soviet ad-
deploying the bomber known to the ventures in Africa, repression of
West as the Backfire, as well as on dissidents and the fact the Russians are
clarifying the permissible range of not helping in the drive for a Mideast
American pilotless cruise missiles. settlement.
Simon triumphs with
'Boys In the Trees'
(Continued from Page6) harmless. It simply seems unnecessary
measurably since her last album, when contrasted with some of the
Another Passenger; on "Tranquillo" album's other offerings. Nostalgia fans
she ranges from a near whisper to some should love it.
rather impressive soaring heights. On the whole, Boys In the Trees is a
smooth continuation of Carly Simon's
THE WEAKNESSES of the album musical career, offering tunes which,
are relatively minor. One is "Devoted though familiar in style, do not seem at
To You," a twenty-year-old Boudleaux all repetitive, Her appeal has always
Bryant composition added as an ap- been a romantic one, and she confirms
parent sequel to "Mockingbird" (from that standard on the new LP. Carly
Carly's Hotcakes LP). Simon and Simon is worth paying attention to;
Taylor share the lead vocals on this she's got her act together solid, and
tune, which I suppose is really quite -she's still going strong.
Mon.-Tues.-Thurs.-Fri. 7, 9:20
The Ann Arbor Film Cooperative
presents at Aud A
Wednesday, May 24
THE CRIME OF MONSIEUR LANGE
(Jean Renoir, 1935) 7 ONLY--AUD A
A minion in the lower echelons of a publishing house is persuaded to give his
employer the rights to his Arizona Jim paperback series. The company fails;
the employer runs off; prosperity, the return of the employer, ruin, and crime
ensue. A doff of Renoir's cap to the French shabby-genteel class. One of
Renoir's best. In French, with English subtitles.
THE LOWER DEPTHS
(Jean Renoir, 1936) 9 ONLY-AUD A
This film is based on the play by Maxim Gorky. Renoir's camera glides and
sweeps and frames the characters in depth. Renoir elicited vivid performances,
especially from Louis Jouvet as the Baron and Jean Gobin as Pepel. In French,
with English subtitles.
Tamorrow: "The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane" &