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Page 4-Tuesday, June 8, 1982-The Michigan Daily
British press
for Argentine

British troops outflanked the embat-
tled Argentine garrison by capturing
high ground north of Stanley yesterday
and Britain's commander urged the
Argentine general to surrender and
"end the killing," British press reports
said. F
The domestic news agency Press
Association said "no information was
available in London" on Brig. Gen.
Mario Menendez' reply to the plea from
Maj. Gen. Jeremy Moore, commander
of the British ground forces massed for
assault on the capital of the Falkland
THE DEFENSE Ministry declined
comment on the report.
Press Association, whose correspon-
dents are briefed regularly by high
British government officials, said in an
unattributed report that Moore radioed
Menendez on a VHF transmitter using
a Spanish-speaking British marine cap-
tain as interpreter.
"Let's end the killing," the agency
quoted Moore as saying.
EARLIER, THE British Defense
Ministry said Argentine warplanes

bombed the advancing British troops
yesterday without causing casualties
and that British gunners shelled the
Argentine garrison.
Ministry spokesman Ian McDonald
said the Argentine bombing had started
in "the last day or so" when freezing
fog and rain ended.
McDonald said the British troops,
believed to number about 7,500, were
consolidating their position around
Stanely - and "patrolling forward
territory" near the capital.
IN LONDON, British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher met for 90 minutes
with her inner "War Cabinet" to review
developments on the Falklands, 8,000
miles away near the tip of South
America. But British officials have
made it clear that the decision to attack
Stanley is n Moore's hands.
McDonald said British soldiers, in-
cluding Gurkha mercenaries from
Nepal, were mopping up "Argentine
pockets of resistance" inland from
Stanley, which is on the east coast of
East Falkland, the main island on the
archipelago that had been a British
colony for 149 years until Argentina in-
vaded April 2.

Pontiff urges Reagan

In Br ief
Complied from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
U.S. to locate young men
not registered for draft
WASHINGTON- Ninety-three percent of the eligible young men have
registered for the draft, and government officials are moving to locate those
who haven't.
Comparison of Selective Service registrations with Social Security files is
expected to get underway this week, said Selective Service spokeswoman
Joan Lamb.
While saying that it is not a special campaign to complete registrations,
she added that the agency feels obliged to let eligible men know the process
is beginning so they can register voluntarily.
Because it will take some time to complete the cross-matching, she said it
is unlikely that any warning letters will be sent out before the end of this
month or early July.
Under the law, men are required to register within 30 days of their 18th bir-
thday. Failure to do so is a felony punishable by five years in prison and a
$10,000 fine.
U.S. helicopter fired on
WASHINGTON- An unarmed Navy helicopter was attacked by heavy
machine gun fire from a Nicaraguan patrol boat yesterday in international
waters, the State Department reported.
"We are protesting this incident to the Nicaraguan government," said
department spokeswoman Susan Pittman.
She said the helicopter, from the USS Trippe, was.fired upon shortly after 3
p.m. EDT.
Neither the Trippe nor the helicopter was damaged.
No fire was returned, she said, adding that the Trippe and the helicopter
were "engaged in routine naval activities."
Storm kills 22 in New England
A "hellish" storm likened to a hurricane crashed through the Midwest
with 90-mph winds yesterday, while hundreds more people fled a New
England flood which has left 14 dead and seven missing.
Just before dawn, a storm 150 miles wide tore through eastern Kansas into
Missouri and Iowa, flattening homes, clipping down trees and power lines,
wrecking parked airplanes and blacking out portions of cities such as
Topeka, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo.
A tornado hit the northwestern Iowa community of Sibley late Sunday,
destroying 20 homes, damaging 50 others and injuring 10 people.
The weekend deluge of up to 11 inches of rain in southern New England,
which forced the evacuation of 1,300 people in Connecticut, also found vic-
tims in Rhode Island as 250 people fled their homes along the rising
Pawtuxet River.
All of southern New England, except Cape Cod, remained under a flood
Two Abscam appeals denied
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court, in a possible setback for all those
convicted in the FBI's Abscam inquiry, rebuffed an appeal yesterday from
two Philadelphia city councilmen caught in the celebrated probe.
The court refused to hear arguments tht Harry Jannotti and George Sch-
wartz had been "entrapped" illegally in the sting operation, which also net-
ted seven members of Congress who have since left office.
It was the first Abscam conviction to reach the high bench, but several
other cases that present more compelling legal issues are now making their
way through lower federal courts. They include the cases of seven members
of Congress found guilty by federal juries.
"The Abscam investigation has not presented any really unique questions
of law," U.S. Attorney Peter Vaira said in Philadelphia after the court an-
nounced its first action in an Abscam case.
"There was a lot of publicity, but the questions of law were not that
unique," added Vaira, who directed the prosecution of Jannotti and Schwar-
Kirkpatrick says U.S. 'inept'
in foreign relations policy
NEW YORK - The United States is "inept" in international relations
because of its weakening role at the United Nations, U.N. Ambassador Jeane
Kirkpatrick said yesterday.
"I believe the decline of U.S. influence in the U.N. is part of the decline of
U.S. influence in the world and that it is a direct reflection of what I see as a
persisting U.S. ineptitude in international relations," Mrs. Kirkpatrick said
at a luncheon sponsored by the Heritage Foundation in New York.
Mrs. Kirkpatrick said the United States has been losing its influence
around the world for decades, especially at the United NATIONS.
"We have not been good at the politics of the United Naitons, she said.
"We simply have behaved like a bunch of amateurs," Mrs. Kirkpatrick
"The Soviets, the Asian states, the Syrians, the PLO - and now recently the
British - exercise influence in that body which we cannot even hope to ap-
proximate," she said.

to promote
Paul II urged a weary President
Reagan yesterday to "step forward at
this crucial moment in history" to work
for world peace.
In remarks following a 50-minute
audience between Reagan and the
pope, both targets of assassination at-
tempts last year, the'pontiff also said
the "grave crisis" in Lebanon merits
world attention "because of the danger
it contains of further provocation in the
Middle East, with immense consequen-
ces for world peace."
REAGAN, describing his 10-day
European tour as a "pilgrimage for
peace," pledged "to do everything
possible ... to help bring a real lasting
peace throughout the world."
Speaking in English, the Polish-born
pontiff, 62, remarked, "The duty of

peace falls especially upon the leaders
of the world. It is up to the represen-
tatives of governments and peoples to
work to free humanity not only from
wars and conflicts but from the fear
that is generated by ever-more
sophisticated and deadly weapons."
John Paul, referring to the "absur-
dity of war," called for negotiations to
end the arms race and free "immense
resources that can be used to alleviate
misery and feed millions of hungry
human beings."
LATER yesterday, President Reagan
arrived in London to a royal welcome
and assurances of friendship from
America's staunchest ally despite a
politely concealed annoyance over U.S.
diplomatic tactics in the British war to
retain the Falkland Islands.

Eden's Foods robbed
Eden's Foods, located at 330
Iaynard Street, was robbed sometime
Saturday night, according to police.
Thieves stole $1,679 in checks and coins
a d $200 in bills. There was no sign of
forced entry and a key may have been
used, police said.
licyclist hit by car
A car struck a 13-year-old girl at the
intersection of South University and

Washtenaw this weekend, according to
police reports. The bicyclist was hit as
she was crossing South University on a
green light. The car was making a
right turn from South University to
Washtenaw when the girl was struck.
The driver of the vehicle, George
Harlington, 35 and from Detroit, was
cited for failure to yield and for driving
with a suspended license. The girl was
taken to St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital
with slight injuries.

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