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Page 10-Wednesday, May 31, 1978-The Michigan Daily
Cuba denies aiding Zaire rebels
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Vice dence."
President Carlos Rafael Rodriguez of He had a sharp reply for Vice President's "imputations . .. against resolve to abide by dete
Cuba said President Carter's charge President Walter F. Mondale, who Cuba with reference to the recent even- ticularly in U.S.-Soviet relatio
that Cuba trained and equipped rebel complained in the assembly last Wed- ts in Shaba are absolutely false, best guideline for foreign polic
invaders of Zaire's southern Shaba nesday that "one country" - meaning and ... the government of the United
province was "absolutely Cuba - had not signed a treaty to keep States has sufficient reasons to know "Cuba has not participate
false ... based on impudently repeated Latin America free of nuclear weapons that they are based on impudently or indirectly in the e
lies." and said, "that should be remedied repeated lies." Shaba.. ." he said. "Cuba di

nte, par-
ons, as the
,cy."
d directly
vents in
id not sup-

In an hour-long speech yesterday at
the General Assembly's special session

now."

on disarmament, he also said that, "the RODRIGUEZ retorted that Cuba
military presence of France and could not renounce its right to possess
Belgium with U.S. logistical support, on any type of arms while the United
the pretext of saving the lives of their States "illegally occupied" the Ggan-
citizens" in the central African coun- tanamo Navy Base in Cuba. He said the
try, was "an ominous sign." U.S. Presence was the situation that
should be remedied now.
HE DEFENDED Cubanoroops' "As long as the nuclear power in this
fighting in southern Angola against hemisphere maintains an aggressive
South Africans in 1976 and in Ethiopia's policy toward Cuba and resorts to ill-
Ogaden region in 1977 and 1978 against disguised threats," he said, "no one in
a "foreign invasion promoted by the all fairness can ask our country to
imperialists," his description of a respond with meek acceptance and
Somali secessionist struggle. voluntary renunciation."
He said the Cubans were called in by Rodriguez, referring to President
those nations "to fight beside them to Carter's remarks at a Chicago news
ensure their sovereignty and indepen- conference Thursday, said the

CARTER SAID the invasion was
mounted in Angola with Cuban aid and
that both countries "must beara heavy
responsibility' for the killing in Zaire.
The Cuban official told the assembly "
no Cubans were in the invading force,
which started out in Angola, entered
Zaire through Zambia and was crushed
by French, Belgian and Zairian troops.
Rodriguez said, "a change in per-
spective of United States leaders" has
' resulted from Pentagon Paper and
Watergate revelations, but added that
Carter's thoughts on international
policy are "often contradictory" and
accused him of "dangerousdeviations"
and "falsification of our policy."
HE PRAISED Carter's "declared

ply the arms for that purpose nor did it
train those who attacked. Neither does
Cuba have political ties with the
organization which claimed respon-
sibility."
The United States estimates there are
about 2,000 Cubans, mostly soldiers, in
Angola. Western diplomats in Lisbon
said yesterday Cuba is flying 1,000
troops a week into Angola in what ap-
pears a major buildup in the former
Portuguese colony.
Cuba has been flying in about 150
fresh troops a week and sending'a
similar number home for months, the
diplomats say. They say the increase
started about six weeks ago and that
there is no sign that a corresponding
number of troops is being withdrawn.

PSC works on plan
for bulb challenge

(Continued from Page 1)
estimate of the money the company
saves by not running the service. In a
press release issued by his office, State
Attorney General Frank Kelley stated
that Edison was spending about
$8,260,000 a year on the service and
asked that the monthly customer ser-
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SPACE
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June 2-30
Register first
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vice charge of $2.50 be reduced to $2.06.
This recommendation assumes that
the exchange program would be discon-
tinued, but Steinborn explained that it
runs contradictory to the current at-
tempt to extend the 92-year program
only because "it looked like (the
program) was not going to be con-
tinued" when it was announced. He said
the rate cut recommendation was
released "following a month of inaction
on the part of PSC" after the announ-
cement of the program's demise.
NELSON SAID a rate case hearing
was recently held which may be used to
force a rate decrease if the program
cannot be revived in court.
However, Peg Furlong of Edison's
Public Affairs office said that it costs
the company only $1.62 a year, or 131/
cents a month, not 44, including
overhead, to e'un the program. She said
that is the figure the company gave the
Michigan Public Service Commission
for 1977, when 16 million bulbs were ex-
changed.
Nelson said the PSC has the power to
force the utility rate cut if it is approved
by the state agency.

The Ann Arbor Film Cooperative
presents at AUD A
Wednesday. May 31
THE SPIDER'S STRATEGEM
(Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970) 7TONLY-AUD A
The son of a murdered anti-fascist hero wishes to investigate his father's
assassination. Returning -to the town where his father died thirty years
before, he finds that, strangely, things ore not what they seem. Based on
a short story by Jorge Luis Borges. "Possibly Bertolucci's simplest and most
glowing work. An engrossing film. A fine entertainment."-Judith Crist.
Italian with English subtitles.
THE CONFORMIST
(Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970) 9 ONLY-AUD A
"What makes Bernardo Bertolucci's films different from the work of older
directors is on extraordinary combination of visual richness and visual
freedom. It is this gift, I think, that makes THE CONFORMIST a sumptuous,
emotionally charged experience."-Pouline Kael. Jean-Louis Trititignant
portrays an upper-class follower of Mussolini who must demonstrate his
loyalty to the Fascist state by assassinating his former professor. With
Stefania Sandrelli and Dominique Sanda. Italian with English subtitles.
TOMORROW: "THE GODFATHER"

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