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Clashes spur Marine enlistments
From the Associated Press
The din of bombs and gunfire in Lebanon and
Grenada has sounded a call to arms for dung-ho teen-
agers and former GIs, who are surprising Marine
recruiters with their fervor to enlist and join the
"Calls have been piling in like you wouldn't
believe," said Lt. Col. Robert Tilley, who is in charge
of 43 Marine recruiting stations across central and
One new recruit was Scott Mapstead, 18, of
Lakewood, Calif., who asked if he could improve his
chances for getting overseas duty if he listed his top
three choices as "Beirut, Beirut, Beirut."
Mapstead said that as the death count in Sunday's
terrorist bombing of the Marine garrison climbed
above 200, "it really upset me."
"Those are a lot of our brothers," he said. "I feel
they are my brothers."
The Marine recruiter in Buffalo, N.Y., Gunnery
Sgt. Bob Lyons, said yesterday he thought the
disaster in Lebanon and Tuesday's invasion of
Grenada by Marines and Army Rangers would have
a chilling effect on enlistments, but the opposite ap-
peared to be true.
"There is still a dying breed of gung-ho kids who
are still patriotic," Lyons said.
Lt. Col. James Bathurst, who is in charge of 27
recruiting stations in northern Illinois and northwest
Indiana, said applicants have doubled this week to
about 60 a day.
"Ever since the Marines went into Lebanon, traf-
fic has been up," Bathurst said. "People have been
moving toward a more patriotic feeling about our
country and our responsibilities."
Bathurst said that in one day he had 30 to 40 calls
from former Marines wanting to re-enlist, whereas
on a normal day he might get one. Most veterans are
turned down because age 29 is the cutoff for enlist-
On the other hand, two potential Marines called the
recruiting office on Chicago's South Side on Monday
to say they had changed their mind about signing.
"In this situation, maybe you can't blame them,"
said a spokesman for the office.
That was not the attitude of Tedi Lowe, a 17-year-
old girl who signed up in the Chicago suburb of
Streator. "We ought to be doing something about
what's happened in Beirut," she said. "It shouldn't
keep going on like this."
In Montclair, N.J., Sgt. William McGurk said that
among his applicants this week was a 37-year-old
man who was in the Army 11 years ago but was now
"I want to point out that these people weren't drunk
or weird or anything," McGurk said. "It's just part of
the increased respect we've been seeing in just the
last couple of weeks.
"You walk down the street and people pat you on
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drawal of U.S. and applied forces from
IAN JACOBS called upon the OAS "to
stop this flagrant act of aggression... to
put an end to the breakdown to inter-
national law that is taking place."
In another development, the chan-
cellor of the medical school in Grenada,
where several hundred Americans are
enrolled, reversed himself yesterday
and said a private State Department
briefing convinced him President
Reagan was justified in ordering the
"I found out that the people I had
been dealing with in the Grenadian
government were not fully in charge of
that government and therefore could
not guarantee the safety of
Americans," said Charles Modica,
founder of the St. George's University
School of Medicine in Grenada.
EARLIER, MILITARY sources said
800 paratroopers from the Army's 82nd
Airborne Division landed on Grenada
'early yesterday to reinforce nearly
2,000 U.S. troops who seized control of
most of the Caribbean island Tuesday.
Grenadian and Cuban forces con-
tinued to offer some resistance early
yesterday. Sources said Americans
were the target of sniper fire and there
was fighting around both of the island's
By midafternoon, however, the
Cuban government said resistance by
its armed construction workers had en-
ded. Government television in Havana
reported there had been no surrender,
but "the last six Cubans to resist the
Yankees died holding the Cuban flag in
The announcement was followed by the
Cuban national anthem.
THE HAVANA Television Service
said the Cubans "sacrificed themselves
for the fatherland" under a final U.S.
attack with fighter aircraft, helicopter
gunships, heavy and medium artillery
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United Press International reports
American-made missiles in
Europe hamper arms talks
MOSCOW - Soviet President Yuri Andropov said yesterday deployment
of new American nuclear missiles in Western Europe would make con-
tinuation of the Geneva arms talks "impossible."
The Soviet leader said, however, that the Soviet Union is willing to con-
tinue the talks on reducing nuclear weapons in Europe if the deployment
does not start as scheduled in December.
He characterized the present state of the talks as at an impasse, according
to the official Soviet news agency Tass.
There had previously beenySoviet threats to break off the talks, but the
Andropov statement was the first clear statement from the Soviet leader.
Andropov said: "The appearance of new American missiles in Western
Europe will make a continuation of the present talks in Geneva impossible.
On the other hand, the Geneva talks can be continued if the United States
does not start the actual deployment of the missiles."
House approves missile buildup
WASHINGTON - President Reagan won a firm go-ahead from the House
yesterday to keep building the nuclear-tipped Pershing-2 missile, scheduled
for deployment in West Germany in December.
The House rejected by voice vote an amendment by Rep. Joseph Addabbo
(D-N.Y.), a perennial Pershing foe, to delete $432.8 million for procurement
of additional missiles from a mammoth $247 billion 1984 military funding
Addabbo, head of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee, said
Congress already has approved money for 112 missiles. Only 108 are
scheduled for deployment.
Rep. Norman Dicks (D-Wash.) warned that failure to approve the funds
would destroy U.S. credibility with its European partners in NATO.
"I can't think of one thing that would do more damage to the alliance today
that stopping this procurement," he said.
Shultz expects allies' questions
on Grenada at Paris meeting
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State George Shultz expects to face tough
questions at a Paris meeting today from European allies who disapprove of
the U.S. invasion of Grenada.
The role of the multinational peacekeeping force in Lebanon is the major
item on the agenda for the one-day meeting of the foreign ministers of the
United States, France, 'Britain, and Italy. But U.S. officials said the
American action in Grenada "inevitably will come up."
In addition, the Council of Europe, comprising 21 major West European
nations, said public opinion on the continent "will find it hard to reconcile the
invasion with the principles of international law."
The meeting was requested by the United States to determine a course of
action in the wake of Sunday's terrorist bombs that killed at least 219
American soldiers and 53 French troops in separate attacks on the
A State Department official said the foreign ministers probably will make
"a show of unity" in their resolve to maintain the 5,000-member force. He
said they probably wouldn't increase or move the force, but said they are
expected to discuss the role that could be played by a new cease-fire
ChrySlis profits up dramatically
DETROIT - Chrysler Corp., continuing its heralded comeback from near
bankruptcy, yesterday reported a $100.2 million profit for the third quarter,
a dramatic improvement from last year's $9.1 million profit.
The automaker's profit translated to 72 cents per share-of common stock
compared to a 3 cents pet share-profit last year:
Analysts wereexpecting'a profit for Chryslet of about $76 million in the
third quarter, which was highlighted by the firm's repayment of $1.2 billion
in federally backed loans.
The automakers said the strong results were due to increased sales and
cost containment efforts. Chrysler sales are up 24.5 percent so far this year.
Earlier this week, General Motors Corp. announced a record $737 million
profit for the third quarter, while American Motors Corp. had a $9.1 million
loss. Ford Motor Co. results are due today.
Plant fungus linked to AIDS
BOSTON - AIDS may be caused by a plant fungus that mimics a drug
used to lower immunity in organ transplant patients, federal scientists say.
"We are working around the clock on it," said Dr. Thomas Folks, one of
the researchers. "We are very excited about it."
But a report by the research group emphasized, "These results are ex-
The fungus, which has never been known to cause disease in human
beings, has been found in the blood of victims of AIDS, or acquired immune
deficiency syndrome. It produces a substance that is chemically similar to
cyclosporin, a new drug used to temporarily lower natural resistance in
Unusual forms of the fungus, called Thermoascus crustaceus, were found
in the blood of three AIDS patients.
AIDS destroys the body's ability to fight off disease. No one knows its
cause, and the fungus is the latest suspect to be identified. Many other scien-
tists say they think a virus is the most likely culprit.
Homosexuals, Haitians, abusers of injectable drugs and hemophiliacs are
most likely to get AIDS. It apparently Is spready by sexual contact, con-
taminated needles and blood tranfusions, not casual contact.
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"restore law and order" after a group
of "leftist thugs" took control.
That tendency of U.S. officials to view
foreign governments in extreme terms
- as hard-line leftists under Soviet in-
fluence - breeds rash military reac-
tions, said McDonough.
There is a strong feeling of
nationalism in Grenada and con-
siderable anti-American sentiments,
but that doesn't necessarily mean the
people in Grenada favor Soviet rule,
THE REAGAN administration fails
to realize that there are different
degrees of leftism and their current
view tends to "bring out the crazies on
both sides," he said.
Soviet influence in the Caribbean is
not as pervasive as the Reagan ad-
ministration claims, said Miroslav
Nincic, another political science
"I don't think the Caribbean is part or
central to Soviet . . . concerns," said
Nincic, an authority on international
The Soviet Union's central interests
are in the Persian Gulf, Nincic said.
USING MILITARY force to take over
a small nation gives the U.S. a
reputation as an "international bully,"
Nincic said, adding that it will damage
the credibility of American protests of
similar Soviet invasions in the future.
If the Soviet Union invades Poland
"we lose our ability to argue," because
the US. has taken a similar action by
sending troops to Grenada, said Nincic,
who was contacted in New York
"I don't think there is ever a reason
for troops of one country to meddle in
the internal affairs of another," he said.
Tensions are also escalating in other
Central American countries and of-
ficials in Latin America and Nicaragua
have condemned the American in-
Biological Sciences Prof. John Van-
Dermeer said he has contacted several
American friends in Nicaragua who
said they were angered by the U.S.
moving troops into Grenada under the
pretext of protecting American citizens
"The dangerous aspect of what the
U.S. just did is that Americans in
Nicaragua are afraid that the Reagan
administration will use some similar
excuse about them to justify an in-
vasion of Nicaragua," he said.
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