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" Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 19-S
I Saturday, May 27, 1978
m ichigan DA IL Sixteen Pages
Ann Arbor, Michigan Ten Cents
Soviets ask ban
o neutron bomb

Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko,
calling the neutron bomb "Vicious and
cruel," yesterday urged the United
States to give an "unambiguous reply"
to the Soviet Union's proposal that both
nations forgo producing the weapon.
At the same time, he made apparent
overtures to the United States in the key
areas of strategic arms reduction and a
general nuclear test ban.
General Assembly's special session on
disarmament, Canadian Prime
Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau,
suggested agreement be reached to ban
testing of strategic delivery
systems-an apparent reference to the
American cruise missile and the Soviet
"Backfire" bomber and SS-20 missile.
In'his one-hour speech, Gromyko said
the neutron bomb "must be banned on-
ce and for all" as "a particularly
vicious and cruel means of mass
destruction, intended specially to an-
nihilate all things living."

The American eveloped weapon is a
high-radiation but low-blast nuclear
weapon for tactical missiles and ar-
tillery that would kill troops while
sparing buildings. President Carter has
deferred its production and
deployment against Soviet-led Warsaw
Pact forces in Europe ina bid for Soviet
concessions on troop and weapons
GROMYKO SAID the Soviet Union
was against the weapon because it
would add "a new dimension to the ar-
ms race." The neutron bomb is con-
sidered a tactical weapon and is not
covered by current U.S.-Soviet
strategic arms limitation talks.
"This weapon is not directed against
one country or two countries, or five or
six countries," Gromyko said, in an
improvisation on his prepared text. "It
is directed against mankind."
U.S. officials have said the Soviet of-
fer to forgo neutron bomb production if
America will is meaningless because
See GROMYKO, Page 6

AP Photo

Andrei Gromyko

Guzman wins disputed election
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican only two of 84 electoral districts still yterd help to private enterprise."
Republic (AP) - Central election uncounted. yestrday morning. Balaguer and his Reform
board figures showed yesterday that Results of the May 16 election are G U Z M A N ' S Dominican developed strong relations wit
Antonio Guzman has won the presiden- unofficial until the board makes a for- Revolutionary Party - PRD - was ex- United States and Guzman said
cy of this central Caribbean nation, en- mal declaration of the winner. pected to tilt the country toward the will be maintained. "I don't fores
ding Joaquin Balaguer's 12-year rule. The count was interrupted twice. left, but Guzman told reporters the par- difficulties," he said. "We advoca
Guzman, a 67-year-old landowner, Army units occupied the election board ty "has been remodeled" since it called g defense of human rights, as
said his government will be "politically office May 17 when Guzman took an for "popular dictatorship" under for- President Carter."
in the center" and will "maintain the early lead and a military coup was mer President Juan Bosch.
good relations we have had with the feared, but the soldiers withdrew. On Guzman, who has a 1,300-acre farm HE WAS ASKED about conser
United States." Tuesday, the count was suspended where he grows coffee and raises cat- army commanders who have
GUZMAN HAD 832,319 votes to awaiting the arrival of results from tle, said he will encourage economic known their distrust of the PRI
669,112 for Balaguer with ballots from some outlying districts. It resumed development by "giving all kinds of replied: "I am sure the militar
respect the outcome of the elect
" 0 0 e have no fear that they would ma
xO e oirs o ng slowly Guzman said his government
laarf Prnlla' rr"n

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Ann Arbor's liberal community has
never been very receptive to Richard
Nixon, and the way his new book is
selling in local book stores, it seems
that things haven't changed.
The ex-President released his new
book, Memoirs of Richard Nixon,
several weeks ago. Since then, local
book store managers report that the!
book is not faring well.
"I just think people are sick and tired
of the whole thing," said Marilee
Kelley, a worker at Ulrich's book store.
THE BOOK, which sells for the retail
price of $19.95 (or $17.95 in some
stores), features Nixon's accounts of
the Watergate debacle, the historical
visits to China, and his occasionally
frustrating struggle for the presidency.
Early nationwide reports indicate the
book is selling very slowly. Most local
book store managers blame its sur-
prising failure on the attitude of most
University students, who insist, they
See MEMOIRS, Page 6

ceerateBaaguer s agrarian reform
program "by using better techniques
and better planning." It also plans to
"review the contracts with foreign
multinational mining companies to
make sure the government receives the
fair deal it deserves."
Mining companies operating here in-
clude Falconbridge, Alcoa and Rosario.
GUZMAN, WHO is to take office Aug.
'18, said he hopes to meet with Balaguer
and discuss the transfer of power.
Balaguer, 70, was seeking a fourth
four-year term as leader of the six
million citizens of the Dominican
Republic, which shares the island of
Hispaniola with Haiti. He was first elec-
ted in 1966. In 1974 he was virtually
unopposed when Guzman and the PRD
pulled out of the race, charging the
government was preparing to commit
election fraud.
The PRD, organized by Juan Bosch,
emerged as a well organized party in
1962 when politicians returned here af-
ter the assassination of dictator Rafael
Leonidas Trujillo, who ruled for 30

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