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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, June 17, 1982-Page 5
Meese says
Donovan's job
secure-for now

WASHINGTON (UPI) - Amid
pressure for the removal of Labor
Secretary Raymond Donovan,
President Reagan's top aide said
yesterday no action is planned until a
special prosecutor reports on
allegations concerning the Cabinet
member.
White House counselor Edwin Meese
said there are no plans to ask Donovan
to step aside Donovan is under in-
vestigation for alleged ties to organized
crime.
"The president has previously ex-
pressed his confidence in Mr. Donovan
and indicated that he will stay on the
job pending the outcome of this in-
vestigation and I would see no reason to
change that," Meese said in an inter-
view.
SENATE LABOR Committee Chair-
man Orrin Hatch, (R-Utah),
discussed calls for Donovan's ouster
with Meese Tuesday. Hatch was said to
believe "the handwriting is on the wall"
for Donovan, and that the Cabinet
member knows it.

Donovan is in Switzerlandattending a
conference of the International Labor
Organization. He plans to return to
Washington Sunday after a few days of
vacation.
Hatch contacted the White House on
the same day Senate Democrats called
on Reagdh to have Donovan "step
aside" until special prosecutor Silver-
man completes his investigation.
SILVERMAN WAS appointed last
December to investigate charges
Donovan was present at the 1977
bribery of a union official and other
allegations linking him to organized
crime figures while he was an
executive of a New Jersey construction
firm.
The moves by Hatch and the
Democrats also followed the gangland-
style slaying of a former Teamster
questioned in the Donovan probe and
new disclosures concerning the amount
of information withheld by the FBI last
year from the Labor Committee while it
was considering Donovan's confir-
mation.

OverruledAPOto
With all the reminders not to splash, sass, or otherwise act inan unbecoming
manner, 7-year-old Laurie Bardley of Battleground, Ind. has decided to
burrow into her towel and avoid the whole mess.

Falklands 11
LONDON (AP)- The Falklands war pro
deadliness of modern missiles, 'taught I
defense chiefs the weaknesses of their wars
weapons systems, and reinforced a fund
tenet of modern warfare-air superiority is e
The lessons came too late for 228 ,Brit
vicemen and seamen killed winning back the
South Atlantic islands.
"All the best lessons of military histo
tragically been bought in blood," commen
thony Preston, Naval Editor of Defense M
and a warship design expert.
BUT THE lessons have been learned. De
ficials have announced urgent reviews of th
Britain says
Argentina
ignoring
own troops
(Continued from Page 4)
exposure, malnutrition, diarrhea and
other ailments and said the Argentines
must be aware that "I cannot keep their
troops dry and warm and fed while we
are still subject to attack. They must
face the facts and call a halt to all,
repeat all, hostilities."
In Buenos Aires on Tuesday, night,
rioters set fires, police beat demon-
strators and mobs turned on U.S. repor-
ters during protests against the junta.
Galtieri canceled a public appearan-
ce because of the rioting, and went on
television instead. He vowed Argentina
will not give up its claim of sovereignty
to the islands, an issue negotiated
repeatedly before Argentina seized the
islands from Britain on April 2.
He said Argentina is willing to
negotiate with the British-but the
result must be Argentine sovereignty.

Far
oved the
Britain's
hips and
amental
ssential.
tish ser-
e remote
ry have
nted An-
4agazine
fense of-
e design

teaches U.K. a
of Royal Navy warships after four were sunk by
bombs and missiles that turned them into blazing in-
fernos, and others were so badly damaged they are
now floating hulks.
Defense Secretary John Nott is speeding up
development of Britain's airborne early-warning
radar system after Argentine warplanes repeatedly
got through the British fleet's leaky radar net with
devastating results.
The navy also is expected to develop more
sophisticated missile systems capable of combating
mass air attacks and sea-skimming missiles like the
Exocet that wrecked the destroyer HMS Sheffield on

bloody lesson
May 4. Existing anti-aircraft and missile defenses
proved inadequate.
ONE BRITISH weapon emerged from the fighting
with flying colors: the vertical take-off Harrier
fighter, an all-purpose jet that air force chiefs once
dismissed as a clumsy ''flying bedstead."
Harrier pilots shot down about 30 supersonic
Argentine Mirage fighters and U.S.-built A-4
Skyhawks without loss in aerial combat. Five
Harriers were downed by ground fire and three lost in
accidents.
The hastily assembled task force of 100 warships
and merchant vessels was the most powerful British
fleet assembled since World War II.

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