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The Michigan Daily

Vol. XCII, No. 20-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, June 2, 1982

Ten Cents

Sixteen Poges

British
close in on
Falkland
capital

:A;

From The Associated Press
British troops captured the high
ground overlooking the' Falklands
capital of Stanley yesterday, putting
them within artillery range of Argen-
tines, who dug in for the showdown bat-
tle of the undeclared war, British press
reports said.
They quoted government sources in
London as saying the commander of the
100-ship British task force, Rear Adm.
John Woodward, has been given
authority to offer the Argentines an op-
portunity to surrender before launching
a full-scale assault. The sources repor-
tedly said the British, concerned about
the political mood in Latin America, did
not want to subject Argentina to a
humiliating defeat.
THE ARGENTINE commander on
the islands, Brig.'Gen. Mario Benjamin
Menendez, exhorted his soldiers to fight
with "valor and heroism" and beat the
British "in such a way that their defeat
is so crushing they will never again
dare to invade our land."
Press Association, Britain's domestic
news agency, said British marines and
paratroopers captured 1,535-foot Mount
Kent, 12 miles west of Stanley, and
were battling along Two Sisters, a ridge
three miles closer to the port town.
London's Independent Radio News said
the British "almost certainly",had won
control of the Two Sisters ridge.
Argentina's military command in-
directly acknowledged the British had
taken Mount Kent but could not advan-
ce. It also said a British Harrier jet was
shot down near Stanley.
NAVY CAPT. Enrique de Leon,
spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
said Argentine bombers made a pre-
dawn attack and "as a result of the
bombing, British forces stayed on
Mount Kent. They have not passed
Mount Kent." He was asked about the
report of the Two-Sisters fighting and

said there was no combat by ground
forces yesterday.
A later Argentine communique, ex-
panding on the report of a Harrier
downed, said the jet fighter'was hit by
anti-aircraft fire and "the pilot ejected
and fell into the sea."
DeLeon said British warships shelled
the peninsula on- which Stanley is
lbcated yesterday morning but were
driven off by Argentine shore fire. He
also' repeated the claim, adamantly
denied by the British that the aircraft
carrier Invincible was damaged in an
attack Sunday.
EAST FALKLAND ISLAND
Green Hti Mt Rpuntt Mt Ltw
sLntt~nan/ey
Mt. Kent LnDn Harbor
,, ,-Stanley irs-
"THE CARRIER was hit by an
Exocet and three 500-pound bombs," he
said. "That is absolutely confirmed."
He added, "The activities of the British
aircraft have diminished sharply since
the Invincible was attacked."
Britain said Monday there was "an
attempted attack" on the war fleet but
"not one of our ships was hit." British
reports later said two of the
devastating Exocet missiles launched
by Super Etendard warplanes had been
destroyed as they approached the fleet.
U.S. intelligence sources in
Washington, who asked not to be
named, backed the British claim,
asserting that the fleet defenders had
See BRITISH, Page5

Shad charaecter
This University student finds relief from the blazing sun with the help of a
towering local tree.
- Srkmadea
os pia construction
By BILL SPINDLE and their contractor, Associated
Construction of the University's General Contractors of Detroit. The
Replacement Hospital Project could be negotiators were unable to agree on a
delayed indefinitely because of an iron new contract before their old one ex-
workers' strike, a hospital planner said pired Monday.
yesterday. Until the strike is over, Bremer said,
The full impact of the strike cannot be construction involving the iron
determined at this date, said Marsha workers-primarily the raising of the
Bremer, because the construction site hospital's steel girder frame-will be
was closed down yesterday due to forced to halt.
heavy weekend rain. THE FOUNDATION laying and ex-
"IT IS JUST too early fob us to tell cavation at the project are expected to
how we will be affected," Bremer said. continue, Bremer said, although she
} The strike is the result of a break- expressed concerns that picketing iron
down in talks between Iron Workers workers could stop construction
Local 25, along with several other altogether. Although there was no
southeastern Michigan -trade workers. See IRON, Page 9

Refreshing getaways
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Daily's annual summer recreation supplement - filled with ideas
on Ann Arbor's summer activities - in tomorrow's paper.

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