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The Michigan Daily

Vol. XCII, No. 21-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursdoy, June 3, 1982

Ten Cents Sixteen Poges plus Supplement

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"From AP and UPI
British gunners sand commandos
tightened the ring of fire around the
Falkiands capital of Stanley yesterday
. with some reported close enough to see
"Argentine troops eating their lunch."
The latest U.N. attempts to arrange a
cease-fire failed..
With British shells reported hitting
three miles from Stanley, Primne
Minister Margaret Thatcher told U.S.
reporters in London, "We shall
repossess those islands. There will be, I
am afraid, a very considerable battle at
Port Stanley, very considerable.
"I DON'T KNOW how we can avoid
it. To do that... the Argentines would
'have to withdraw."
In a separate interview esrlier with
the British Broadcasting Corp., she
said that if Argentina agreed "to with-
draw within the next 10 to 14 days, then
there would be no need for a battle."
But she added: "I could never see.
that he (Argentine President Gen.
Leopoldo Galtieri) would withdraw.
That view turned out to be right. I am
not very optimistic now but one never
loses hope."
BRITISH WAR "correspondents, in
dispatches subject to -censorship, said.
some marine commandos 'and
paratroopers were within seven miles
of the Argentine defense perimeter
around Stanley.
Independent Television News
correspondent Michael Nicholson
reported from the area Wednesday
night that some British units were so
close "they could see through their
binoculara Argentine troops eating
their lunch." He also aaid Argentine
. "'defenders had started firing back at.
British artillery batteries.
Britain's land comander, Maj. Gen.
Jeremy Moore, said British troops had'
begun shelling Argentine positions
around Stanley.
"WE HAVE GOT very close in and
we are beginning to apply pressure to
the main enemy positions throughout
Stanley," Moore said in a BBC inter-
view. "Clearly I'm going to build up
- that pressure."
"Today we have been shelling the
Moody Brook camp," Moore said.
- Moody Brook is three miles from

Stanley and is believed by the British to
be a forward headquarters for the
estimated 7,000 Argentines defending
One British reporter, Max Hastings,
who is with lead elements of 4,000
troops advancing on Stanley, said in a
censored dispatch: "We hold the vital
mountains totally dominating Port
Stanley positions."
A SENIOR British defense source
said troops and artillery were being
brought up to the hills outside Stanley in
an operation expected to last "a few
days." Another 3,500 British troops
were believed to be north of Stanley.
Meanwhile, Independent Television
News reported yesterday that a squad
of British commandos had snesked on"
to the Argentine mainland and
destroyed on the ground five Super
Etandard jets that carry deadly Exocet
anti-ship missiles. Thje report, which
was denied by the British Defense
Ministry, said the raid was carried out
by nine commandos who landed by
helicopter at Rio Grande on Tierra de
In New York, United Nations
Secretary General Javer Perez de
Cuellar told the Security Council it was
his "considered judgment that the
positions of the two parties do not offer
the possibility of developing at this time
terma. for a cease-fire that would be
mutually acceptable."
HE SAID he would "nevertheless
maintain close contact with the parties
in the event that an opportunity can be
Argentina's government dispatched a
military delegation to U.N. headquar-
ters with some suggestions for the
Argentine ambassador. Hut Foreign
Minister Nicanor Costa Mendez aaid
they "aren't carrying any new
Brig. Jose Miret, leader of the Argen-
tine delegation, said his group was em-
powered to respond "almost im-
mediately"" to any proposals by Perez
de Cuellar. But he told reporters in
Buenos Aires: "We have ceded and are
ceding everything that is prudent to
achieve an honorable peace."
BRITAIN'S U.N. ambassador, Sir
Anthony Parsons, said after a meeting
See BRITISH, Page 4

REPLACEMENT HOSPITAL Project construction comes to a virtual halt
yesterday because of an ironworkers' strike.
Hospital projectstale
by irnokrsrk

Work on the University Replacement
Hospital Project construction site came
to a near standstill yesterday as a
strike by ironworkers and operating
engineers left only a few of the usual 125
workers on the job.
With only 15 workers at the site,
hospital planner Marsha Bremer -said
the $285 million project-is presently insa
" slowdown."
" We don't really have any substan-
tive work on the site right -now," she
said, adding that carpenters also

stayed away from the site.
THE STRIKE is the result of a
breakdown of negotiations between
Associated General Contractors of
Detroit and two Detroit-based trade
unions-Ironworkers Local 25 and
Operating Engineers Local 324-both of
which represent Washtenaw County
Despite the strike, some operating
engineers are working on the site under
a separate road construction' contract
with Washtenaw County.
Although ironworkers picketed con-.


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