Independent from Long Beach, California on March 18, 1976 · Page 14
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 14

Long Beach, California
Issue Date:
Thursday, March 18, 1976
Page 14
Start Free Trial

A-K-WDErENDEN1 (AM) PRfcS-lfcUUAM [PM) un,Be t i.,c.iii.,Ti«.r...M J , t To limit peaceful nuclear blasts U.S., Russia near accord in A-talks Deficit up in East Europe *? ; . By DAVID BINDER WASHINGTON -- High administration officials reported Wednesday t h a t Soviet and American negotiators were n e a r i n g completion of a treaty setting limits on peaceful nuclear explosions. They said a number of technical details had been resolved in negotiations that began in the autumn of 1974 and that fundamen- f ll agreement on the need r on-sile inspectors had .ilso been reached. 2 BUT THE officials said Several b a s i c i s s u e s in- -volvinK the duration of the j t r e a l y , m a g n i t u d e of "allowable explosions and lumber of inspectors rc- ^uired were still open. ·- The United Stales is Jioping to complete the treaty by March 31, when a complementary treaty limiting nuclear weapons- test explosions In a magtii- jude of ir0 kilolons -- the jjqpivalcnt of 150,000 tons of d y n a m i t e -- is to go into ·gffccl. * The weapons-test treaty ttds concluded by former President Nixon and Sovl- fil Communist Party lead- Sr Leonid I. Brezhnev in July 1374, and it included p provision for negotiating a' second pact covering so- j a l l o d peaceful nuclear implosions. £ A D M I N I S T R A T I O N jfficials said they were jmcerlciin w h e t h e r t h e Ayicl Union intended to meet the March 31 deadline. Hanking Soviet o f f i - jjajs have been pessimis- tjt; in s t a t e m e n t s to American newsmen here and in Moscow since early j!etiruary. , .Some American officials fcald this was part of the traditional Soviet negotiat- iog strategy, to "carry it Jo' t h e l a s t p o s s i b l e nMnutc." O t h e r s were Jnore skeptical. One said it i*as "75 per cent sure" the Deadline would be met and added: "f feel it in my Bones." Another s a i d It ^as more like Sft-Sfl. S o v i e t and American officials said they judged completion of the treaty package as an important indicator of how the Soviet U n i o n a n d t h e United States wished to proceed in their relations -- the more so in view of the current c o o l i n g of the administration t o w a r d many aspects of detente policy. ON TUESDAY the Stale Department a n n o u n c e d that it was deferring participation in Cabinet-level meetings with Soviet officials on three joint commissions d e a l i n g w i t h trade, housing and energy, EXCLUSIVE N.Y. TIMKS SKRVICE A department spokesman said the move was in response to t h e S o v i e t Union's action in providing large-scale m i l i t a r y support to Popular Movement forces in the Angola civil war. Bui Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger said at the same time that the United States should proceed in negotiating an agreement on l i m i t i n g strategic arms with the Soviet Union. BOTH NATIONS have continued t e s t i n g h i g h yield nuclear devices in what appears to be anticipation of the March 31 deadline, administration officials said. The United States has detonated n i n e n u c l e a r explosions in a range of ·100 to 000 kilolons since the beginning of the year, one official s a i d , while 16 were detonated last year. The Soviet Union has not tested any this year, according to the Energy R e s e a r c h a n d D e v e l o p - ment Administration, but tested 10 in 1975. Administration officials said Soviet tests last year and the year before far exceeded the magnitude of the American detonations, according to seismic monitoring of the tests. THERE IS also a lopsidedness in the area of peaceful explosions, t h e officials said, pointing out t h a t t h e United Slates ceased experimenting with a t o m i c e x p l o s i o n s f o r civilian p u r p o s e s a f t e r detonating t h r e e bombs . underground in Colorado ' in May 1973. '. The Soviet Union, on the other hand, has said it detonated nuclear devices for p e a c e f u l purposes several times hi the last three years in anticipation of using them for excavating underground natural- gas s t o r a g e reservoirs, extinguishing oil-field fires and perhaps diverting the course of major rivers. W h a t c o n c e r n s b o t h Soviet and American officials in the treaty negotia- t i o n is to agree on l a n - g u a g e t h a t w o u l d discourage ' c i t h e r side from using the so-called peaceful n u c l e a r e x p l o - sions to test large new atomic weapons. HOWEVER, American officials believe that only a few officials in the Soviet bureaucracy still want to proceed with peaceful nuclear explosions on a large scale. To make the pact on peaceful n u c l e a r e x p l o - sions t r u l y complementary to the weapons-test treaty, the a d m i n i s t r a t i o n believes, it should have the s a m e duration -- f i v e years -- and the same 150- kiloton limit. But this is s t i l l under negotiation, as is the question of when, where and how many on- sitc inspectors would work in applying the treaty. There has been sharp criticism of the treaty end e a v o r by A m e r i c a n representatives in w h a t (he administration calls " t h e arms-control c o m - munity" and also by some n o n a l i g n c d c o u n t r i e s , especially India. The critics hold that the envisaged treaty falls far short of a comprehensive test ban and may even ob- · struct efforts to achieve such a ban. In response, administration officials say the technical refinement of the controls foreseen in the weapons and peaceful nuclear explosion treaties is such that tho threshold could easily be lowered to d e a l w i t h d e t o n a t i o n s much smaller t h a n the 150-kiloton range -- and, in effect, to monitor a (Turn to Page A-15, Col. 0 step into straps GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) -- Western recession, a growing "grain g a p " and a 130 p e r c e n t Increase in the price of Sovi- Cushioned 'for comfort with a flexible v.cod-NliQ txrtlom - in CAMEL · WHITE · NAVY · RED. Buy all colors and save. » Jl«3 r u i r t IH VH STTU CC181 Innes S H O E S · LAKEWOOD · LOS CtRRITOS · SOUTH COAST CINTfR CENTK PLAZA 634-9420 845.9800 (7 U) 554-9379 et oil for Moscow's allies have combined to strain the economies of Communist Eastern Europe in 1975, according to a United Nations survey. . v The survey suggested^ that conditions are favora-" blc for a further growth in East-West t r a d e . Join the Cabinetpak'kitchen revolution! Families from California to New York are demanding lower cosls for remodeling their kitchens and lower costs for changing old, dull, scarred cabinets into glamorous new ones. And they've found the revolutionary new answer - Cabinetpak, with Formica*-laminated panels. It's all done with a patented system that removes and discards your old doors and drawer f r o n t s . . . and replaces them with brand new ones, including elegant decora- visrr OUR SHOWROOM 9 10 s, Mon.-FH. in m live hardware and pulls. Beautiful Formica-laminated doors with self-closing hinges, drawer fronts and end. surfaces are installed on your existing framework . . . at a considerable savings- compared with the cost of new cabinets! The results, rich-looking cabinets in wood- like beauty or sun-swept solid colors, with decorative custom-etched design panels.. . . in just a few days. 1 Stt, CM.L (71 V) R9WKJ91 FOR FHEE ESTIMATE f \ KITCHEN'S ·« Of CALIFORNIA 7 7 I r.inlrn f.mvr HKd, Gjrdrn Clixivi? 92M1 Ml Knmt mil Gmlctl Grove Blvd. Mtil coupon today for our new, colorful CABINETPAK brochure . . . or phone lot no- oblation, in-home quotation. TURN YOUR OLD G\B1NETS INTO GLAMOROUS NEW ONES I, P-T, 3/18/76 Bad Company STRAIGHT SHOOTER BAD COMPANY RUN Wrm THE FfccK THE OUTLAWS Tfcb Jci-T. ftj liss. jar! i3r. '^al 7iK 4.49 Memorex C-60 3 Pak Cassettes Buy Two Meinarex C-60 Cassettes, Got One Cassette FREE! Tluts 3 C.issclles For The Price 01 2. Dynasoui Carousels 6.99 11.99 Cassette 8-TRACK Each unit has a unique contemporary design made of durable plastic with simulated wood panels. Cassette Carousel holds 20-32 ca«. 5-track Carousel holds 20-32 8-trks. Comes with rotary la/y susan base. Our Best Sellers Reduced So You f ^ 0 D ALBUMS 8-TRACKS THE CAPTAIN TPHBLU ^/r\ f // iff /ffji tt) £y{f/(t t S O N G O F J O Y ON RCA STEREO ALBUMS TAPES W A Y L O N JENNINGS. WILLIE NELSON JESSIE COLTER, TOMPALLGLASER-TheOulUvs WAYLON JENNINGS D.incing My Dream, Rambling Man Best of. Good Heorled Women, Honky Tork Heroes, This Time ON MCA STEREO ALBUMS TAPES OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN Come Oil Over ON A M STEREO ALBUMS TAPES CAPTAIN A N D T E N N I L L E Song Of Joy, Love Will Keep Us Together ON SWAN SONG STEREO ALBUMS TAPES BAD COMPANY Bod Company, Straight Shooter, Run With The Pack Famty Store and Supermarket A v.s«n ol JCPpmoy LAKEWOOD Carson St. Paramount Blvd. OpM WMUop 9-M to 9:30; Sunday 10-6

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free