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Page 4-Wednesday, May 19, 1982-The Michigan Daily
Brezhnev rejects
U.S. arms plan,;
endorses freeze

From AP and UPI
MOSCOW - President Leonid
Brezhnev rejected President Reagans
nuclear arms reduction plan yesterday
as "insincere" but endorsed a proposal
for a mutual freeze non weapons
deployment by the Soviet Union and the
United States.
- The 75-year-old Kremlin leader,
making his first speech in piublic in
nearly two months, welcomed
Reagan's call for strategic arms reduc-
tion talks between the two superpowers
as "a step in the right direction."
HE ALSO SAID that no additional
Soviet medium-range missiles will be
deployed in areas from which they
could hit West Germany or other
Western European countries.
In Washington, President Reagan in-
terpreted Brezhnev's , remarks as a
:sign he was willing to sit down for talks.
"I think we'll be meeting," the
president said. Asked if he saw hopeful
signs in Brezhnev's speech, Reagan
replied, "Yes, I think he agreed that
we'd meet; we will."
INITIALLY, the president replied
jokingly when asked if he had any reac-
tion to Brezhnev's statement. "Not that
you'd r want to print," he said. "No,
I'm kidding," he quickly added.
Secretary of State Alexander Haig, at a
NATO meeting in Luxembourg, said
some Soviet arms control proposals are
compatible with the U.S. approach. But
he rejected Brezhnev's proposal for a
nuclear freeze.
"Nuclear freezes do not promote ef-
fective arms control," Haid said.
However, he said of Brezhnev's speech,
"to the extent they (the Soviets) are
willing to get into negotiations as early
as possible it is posititve."
VICE PRESIDENT George Bush, in-
terviewed on ABC-TV's "Good Morning

... endorses mutualfreeze proposal
America," said Soviet willingness to
talk was "encouraging." But U.S. ar-
ms control director Eugene Srostow
dismissed the call for a nuclear
weapons freeze as "a grandstand
The United States has previously
rejected a Brezhnev call for freezing
nuclear arms, claiming it would permit
the Soviet Union to maintain its per-
ceivel lead in intercontinental
ballistics missiles.
The 75-year-old Soviet chief ad-
dressed the opening session of the
national congress of the Young Com-
munist League, Komsomol, the 40
million-member organization that
grooms potential party members.

In Br ief
Complied from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Moon convicted on tax charge
NEW YORK- The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification
Church, was convicted yesterday of filing false income tax returns for three
years ina conspiracy to evade taxes on about $162,000 in personal income.
The 62-year-old Korean evangelist and businessman, who built his world-
wide church into a controversial, multimillion-dollar organization,
displayed no emotion as the verdict was delivered.
He faces up to 14 years imprisonment when U.S. District Court Judge
Gerard Goettel sentences him on July 14.
The panel of 10 women and two men brought in its verdict after nearly four
days of deliberations that ended a six-week trial.
A Moon aide, Takeru Kamiyama, 40, was convicted with him in the tax
evasion conspiracy and also of obstructing justice through lying and sub-
mission of false documents in an effort to block the tax investigation.
Charles Stillman, Moon's lawyer, said he would appeal the conviction.
Brodhead announces retirement
WASHINGTON- Rep. William Brodhead, (D-Mich.), who was heavily but
unsuccessfully recruited to run for governor of Michigan, announced yester-
day he intends to retire from Congress when his term ends this year.
In a statement on the House floor, the liberal Detroit Democrat said he
wants to spend more time with his family and probably will resume his law
practice. He said all campaign contributions have been returned.
"I find that I no longer have enthusiasm for my work," Brodhead, 40, told
his colleagues in a statement that caught Democratic party leaders back in
Michigan by surprise.
"It's a shock. I'm totally taken aback," said State Democratic Chair-
woman Olivia Maynard when told of Brodhead's announcement.
Brodhead served in the state House from 1971-1974 before his election to
Congress in 1974. He was re-elected in 1976, 1978, and 1980 in the heavily
Democratic district that includes northwest Detroit and adjacent suburbs.
Oil prices not expected to fall
CARACAS, Venezuela- A resurgence in world demand for OPEC oil this
summer will save the struggling cartel from being forced to cut prices, two
oil ministers said yesterday.
Indonesian Oil Minister Subroto and other officials predicted the oil cartel
would retain its benchmark price of $34 a barrel for the rest of 1982. "We
have already agreed to a price; and that will stay," Suzroto said.
That would mean stable or slightly higher prices for consumers in the
United States and other Oil-importing nations. Retail prices are down shar-
ply from a year ago because of a glut in world oil supplies that developed in
Subroto and the oil ministers of Venezuela, the United Arab Emirates and
Algeria were here for a strategy session in advance of a full meeting of the
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries tomorrow in Quito,
India holds state elections
NEW DELHI, India- Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is expected to suffer
setbacks today in state elections seen as a test of her popular strength two
years after returning to office.
Convinced her personal drawing power was a major asset of her ruling
Congress Party, Gandhi repeated the non-stop campaigning that helped her
to come back in India's 1980 nationwide election.
Fifty-five million of India's 680 million citizens were eligible to vote today
for state legislatures in four of India's 21 states-Haryana, West Bengal,
Kerala and Himachal Pradesh-plus vacancies in seven national parliamen-
tary districts.
The first results were not expected before tomorrow, but political analysts
for major Indian newspapers predicted Gandhi's Congress Party would lose
ground in three of the four states and four of the seven national parliamen-
tary districts.
Hinckley termed schizophrenic
WASHINGTON- A Harvard psychiatrist exclaimed on the witness stand
yesterday that John Hinckley had "no ability to plan . . . no ability to
premeditate" the shooting of President Reagan.
"Do I conclude he was logical and planning?" said Dr. David Michael
Baer. "My God, my sense of justice says absolutely not."
Baer called Hinckley "a terribly sick man," whose psychological control
may have been impaired by the tranquilizer Valium that was prescribed for
him by a psychiatrist in Evergreen, Colo.
Baer said Hinckley told him he took extra Valium before setting out for the
Washington Hilton Hotel where he shot Reagan, his press secretary and two
others on March 30last year.
When he left his own hotel, Baer said, Hinckley didn't know whether to go
to New Haven, Conn., and kill himself in front of actress Jodie Foster, shoot
Foster and himself as a kind of modern Romeo and Juliet, or to shoot
Baer said Hinckley had this thought about the latter option; "Maybe that
will be significant enough to get Jodie's attention. Maybe I will do it."
He also said Hinckley couldn't have faked his illness, which he labeled
"schizophrenia spectrum disorder."

Argentines ponder
latest proposals

From AP and UPI
The Argentine junta debated a last-
ditch set of British peace proposals
yesterday and Britain backed them up
by warning its fleet was in a pre-
invasion position, ready to take the
Falkland Islands by force if a set-
tlement was not reached "in a day or
In' New York, 'U.N. Secretary-
General Javier Perez de Cuellar
suspended his mediation efforts for a
day to give Argentina time "to consider
the British position."
BUT PEACE hopes dimmed as
Britain and Argentina exchanged war-
nings and insults and as ships of the
British fleet, led by the flagship HMS
Hermes were reported only a few miles
off the Falklands, poised for invasion.
In London, government sources said
Britain has declared "active service"
conitions in the South Atlantic-a war-
tinse, ov.pygiving .fleet, commander,

Rear Adm. Sandy Woodward command
powers over the QE2 and other civilian
liners requisitioned as trogp ships.
The ships' captains are normally
responsible for the safety of their ships,
but Woodward can now overrule them
under the new orders that went into ef-
fect Sunday, the sources said. It was the
first time in 20 years that "active ser-
vice" orders have been issued by the
Royal Navy.
Meanwhile, the Soviets have laun-
ched a satellite with nuclear-powered
radar that can track the movements of
British navy ships in the Falkland
Islands area even under cloud cover,
U.S. government sources said yester-
The Soviet satellite, launched Satur-
day, is collecting information which
would be invaluable to the Argentines,
said the sources, who asked to remain


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