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Page 4-Wednesday, May 12, 1982-The Michigan Daily
Britain claims
it has stronghold
By the Associated Press
Britain claimed yesterday it had a
stranglehold on the Falkland Islands,.
isolating the Argentine garrisons
defending them.
The British also said that, in a new
naval engagement, they had fired on an
Argentine vessel trying to cross the
five-mile wide channel between East
and West Falkland during the pre-dawn
darkness Tuesday. Neither Britain nor
Argentina reported whether the ship'
was hit, although a British spokesman
said, "We have reports of a large ex-
THERE WAS no confirmation from
the Argentines, who reported no new
military action around the Falklands.
However, the junta in Buenos Aires
said because the British had imposed a
20-mile total war zone around the islan-
ds April 30 and extended it to within 12
miles of the Argentine coast on Friday,
Argentina was retaliating with its own Thatcher
broadened war zone.
It said that any British ship or air- ... military options open,
craft headed toward the Falkland
Islands from anywhere in the South close off any military options at all ..."
Atlantic will be considered hostile. Her statement indicated Britain may
BRITISH sources denied reports the go ahead with a widely predicted
government of Prime Minister assault on the Falklands, seized by
Margaret Thatcher had given an Argentine forces April 2.
ultimatum to the effect that British for- U.N. Secretary-General Javier Perez
ces would be landed in the Falklands de Cuellar, seeking to stave off a
unless agreement is reached at the British assault on the Falkland Islan-
United Nations in the next few days. ds, said yesterday he needed a f ew
In London, Prime Minister Margaret more days to overcome lingering
Thatcher told the House of Commons, British and Argentine objections to a
"the fact we are negotiating does not peace settlement.
estern journalfists
warned in Poland

In Brief
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Donovan denies bribery charge
NEW YORK - Labor Secretary Raymond Donovan appeared before a
federal grand jury yesterday to deny allegations he witnessed the bribery of
a union official.
Donovan testified all morning at U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, and at
the lunch break said "I will have no comment to make about anything before
the grand jury."
Mario Montuoro, a former officer of laborers Union Local 29, has alleged
Donovan attended a lunch in 1977 where an executive of Schiavone Construc-
tion Co. handed union president Louis Sanzo an envelope containing at least
Donovan, at the time a Schiavone executive, has denied the allegations
and called Montuoro "a liar."
Donovan's lawyer, Theodore Geiser, said he is confident no charges aginst
his client would be sustained.
Urban League criticizes
police chief for 'racist' slur
LOS ANGELES - A civil rights group yesterday called for the suspension
of Police Chief Daryl gates because of his comment that blacks might be
more likely to die from chokeholds because their arteries do not open as fast
as they do on "normal people."
John W. Mack, president of the Los Angeles branch of the Urban League,
said Gates should apologize for the remarks published Saturday and said
Gates needs time off to "remove his foot from his mouth and the chokehold
from the necks of black people."
"It was incredible that he would make such an outrageous statement and
such a stupid statement," Mack said, calling the comments of the white, 33-
year-old police veteran "racist, archaic and ignorant."
The Urban League's executive committee voted Monday to demand that
the Police Commission censure Gates and suspend him without pay, Mack
said, and also resolved to seek a ban on bar-arm and carotid holds.
Reagan lobbies for budget
WASHINGTON- President Reagan opened a lobbying blitz with
businessmen for a Republican budget plan yesterday, even as a GOP House
leader signaled it was not an acceptable substitute for a rival Democratic
Beginning three days of meetings with businessmen and bankers, Reagan
won pledges from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association
of Manufacturers and the Business Roundtable for help in pressuring
Congress to approve the spending plan passed by the Republican-controlled
Senate Budget Committee.
However, House Republican Leader Robert Michel of Illinois said he
would not offer the Senate Budget Committee's proposal in the House Budget
Committee or on the House floor as a Republican alternative to the
Democrats' spending proposal.
Lawmakers reject tax break
WASHINGTON- A four-term member of Congress told the Internal
Revenue Service yesterday that lawmakers don't need the tailor-made $75-
per-day tax deduction they voted themselves last year. "Most times they
don't even pay for their own lunch," he said.
The witness, Rep. Doug Wagren (D-Pa.), was one of the only three mem-
bers of Congress who showed up at an IRS hearing on the tax deduction, even
though more than 200 of them have signed bills in this election year to repeal
the special tax break.
The IRS hearing lasted only 45 minutes. The only other witness, in addition
to the three House members, was Fred Wertheimer, president of the Com-
mon Cause lobbying organization, who described the special tax deduction
as wrong, selfish and unjustified.
There was no indication when or whether the IRS would reduce the tem-
porary $75 deduction or make it permanent. Congress may spare IRS the
decision by repealing or reducing the deduction.
S. Africa, Soviets swap spies
CAPE TOWN, South Africa- South Africa has exchanged a Soviet Spy for
eight "very important" Western intelligence agents and a South African
soldier held prisoner in Marxist-ruled Angola, Prime Minister P.W. Botha
told Parliament yesterday.
Botha said the return of Johan Van der Mescht was part of a deal involving
the exchange of the eight unidentified agents in an undisclosed location.
The South African Press Association (SAPA) reported that the switch oc-
curred in Geneva, but SAPA said later its reporter misheard the prime
minister and Botha's press release said no details of the negotiations would
be released. Geneva police said they had not heard of an exchange there.
The South African leader said an agent of the Soviet KGB, identified as
Maj. Alexei Mikhailovich Koslov, was exchanged for Van der Mescht, who
had been held for several years.
Botha's announcement followed two days of secret talks between Chester
Crocker, assistant U.S. secretary of state for African affairs, and Brand
Fourie of South Africa, in Geneva.


WARSAW, Poland (AP)- The mar-
tial law regime followed up its ex-
pulsion of two U.S. diplomats by sum-
moning foreign correspondents yester-
day and warning it will crush any at-
tempt to spark "open conflict in
Those summoned to the Foreign
Ministry included reporters for The
Washington Post, the French
newspaper Le Figaro, Independent
Television News and United Press In-
WESTERN diplomatic sources said
Bernard Marguerite of Le Figaro was
given a "first and last warning" by the
Foreign Ministry and was urged to take
a vacation.
Marguerite, who has been here since
the mid-1960s, angered authorities ap-
parently by writing that riots last week
were provoked by party hardliners.
Reporters for The New York Times,
Time magazine and the Financial
Times were summoned to the Foreign
Ministry last week.
THE ATTACK followed the expulsion
Monday of two American diplomats,
Scientific Attache John Zerolis and
Cultural Affairs Officer James
Howard. They were the first American
envoys to be expelled in memory.
The Communist Party daily Trybuna
Ludu on Tuesday said Western repor-
ters and shortwave radio stations
issued "instructions' "to anti'-goVer

nment protesters.
"We are facing not a separate act of
irresponsible journalists, but a coor-
dinated, well-synchronized and planned
political campaign," the paper said.
"Its inspirers are striving .... for social
tension, destabilization and for open
conflict in Poland."
THE PLANS of opposition were
destroyed, but now there are attempts
at repeating them," Trybuna Ludu
said. "But there will be no repetition.
The Polish state will provide peace in
the streets of Polish towns."
Some observers said the decision to
expel the two diplomats, however, in-
dicates the authorities have decidedto
back their words with actions and
suggests their level of concern about
recent outbreaks of unrest.
Others interpreted the expulsion of
the American diplomats as a warning
to Poles to avoid contacts with Western
officials. It was also seen as a warning
against picking up anti-regime leaflets.
American officials, however, denied
any knowledge of "documents" Polich
television said the two diplomats had
when surprised by police in the apar-
tment of Ryszard Herczynski, a scien-
tist and former internee.
Poland's authorities have repeatedly
blamed U.S. intelligence services,
Western media and shortwave stations
such as Radio Free Europe and Voice of
Ameritafor inciting protests..

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