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2B -Mav 30. 1976* SitiuU ay Forest Office to Make Park Reservations S. African N-Plant Project Eludes U.S. -JOHANNESBURG. South Africa (API Â·4 South Africa announced Saturday it has selected a French consortium over a U.S.- led group for a controversial $l-billion project to build the nation's first nuclear power, station. 'Â·The French won the contract over a group of American. Swiss and Dutch firms that had faced strong domestic opposition to the scheme because of South Africa's race policies and also because Pretoria has not signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty. Â»Â· INFORMED SOURCES said government officials here were furious about the opposition, especially in the United States and The Netherlands. But there was no indication whether this played a role in the selection of the French group. Officials said the U.S.-Swiss-Dutch group was rejected because of the failure of the Dutch government to provide necessary guarantees and assurances by May 21. The Electricity Supply Commission said it suspended negotiations last Monday with the consortium of General Electric, Brown Bovari of Switzerland and Rijn- Schelde-Verolme of Holland. The officials said the contract for the construction of the two unit power station, about 17 miles north of Cape Town, was -'awarded to the French consortium of Fra'. matorhe, Alsthom and Spie Batignolles. '. A third group bidding for the contract Â· was Kraftwerk Union of West Germany in collaboration with Murray and Roberts of South Africa. The U.S.-led group had been regarded as the f rontrunner for the contract until political controversy erupted over the project. GE had already applied to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the licenses needed to ship plutonium for the plants to South Africa. The project's opponents said the two proposed reactors would produce about 1,000 pounds of plutonium a year, enough for 100 atomic bombs the size of the one dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. South Africa's nuclear capacity already is considered more advanced than that of India, which exploded its first nuclear device in 1974. Some U.S. congressional opponents of the deal said it would undermine America's declared policy of support for black majorities in southern Africa. Sen. Dick Clark, D-Iowa, chairman of the Senate African affairs subcommittee, said last week black African leaders would view it as "a signal that the United States hasn't really changed its African policy at all and has no intention of doing so: I think this will only increase the potential for violence and bloodshed in southern Africa." * THREE AMERICAN environmental groups -- the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Union of Concerned Scientists - filed a petition with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission asking that GE be denied licenses to export plutonium for the plantSi Effective Tuesday, ail reservations for state park and forest accommodations will be made in the park or forest office, state parks chief Kermit McKeever announced last week. Persons wishing to make a reservation may call the park or forest directly, or they, may call toll free to the central office in Charleston. The Charleston office will make a direct connection to the park in- volved, wire the reservation can be made. McKeever noted that should there be a desire to go to another park if accommodations cannot be secured at the first choice, the Charleston office can switch the interested party directly to the second choice area. The toll free number for West Virginia residents is 800-642-9058. The toll free number for out-of-state residents is 1-WI0424-S3Z. Both of these lines will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each working day. IF a reservation is made by telephone, the customer will have 10 days in which to make payment. The complete rental cost of the cabin is required and the first night's cost for any lodge room is required. In case of cancellation, deposits will be returned if notice is given 30 days in advance for cabias and 24 hours in adv-" aoce for lodge rooms. Another change in the reservations system, said McKeever, is that reservations' can be made a year in advance for any vacation cabins rather than the old system of waiting until Jan. 1. Use Want Ads. Dial 348-4848 Admitting Women to Academy ' 9 \ Westmoreland Says MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) -Gen. Wil- llarruC. Westmoreland said Saturday it was "silly" to permit women to enroll at _the'West Point military academy. "It's depriving young men of the limited places that are there," said the former ;ch'ief of staff and West Point superintend- Â· errt; "The purpose of West Point is to train 'combat officers, and women are not physi- ;cjliy, able to lead in combat. Â· ;''Maybe you could find one women in 10,000 who could lead in combat, but she would be a freak and we're not running the military academy for freaks," he added. Â·'. .Westmoreland, here to speak Sunday .during Memorial Day services at a local 8 Injured In Scuffle At Prison CRANSTON, R.I. (AP)-Six Rhode Island prison guards and two inmates were slightly injured Saturday in a scuffle after officials denied a request for extra visiting time, corrections department spokeswoman Lillian McDaniel said. She said the disturbance broke out in the Behavioral Correctional Unit, where inmates are confined under "punitive segregation" at the century-old maximum security facility. Â· "It all started when one inmate requested an extra visit for this morning," Mrs. McDaniel said. "The request was denied. He didn't like that and started throwing things and assaulting correctional officers." She said 12 unarmed guards quelled the disturbance, which at one point involved eight to 10 inmates and lasted about 15 minutes. Two inmates were treated for cuts and bruises at the prison hospital and six guards were treated for minor injuries at two hospitals, Mrs. McDaniel said. State and local police were called to the prison during the disturbance but did not enter the facility, officials said. cemetery, said the decision to permit women at West Point was an overreaction by Congress to the presssure of feminist groups. He predicted the move might water down the academy's curriculum and could 'create morale problems among the men attending the academy. "The pendulum has gone too far," said Westmoreland, who admitted he never would have made such a statement if he were still on active duty. "They're asking women to do impossible things. I don't believe women can carry a pack, live in a foxhole or go a week without taking a bath. "There are plenty of jobs they can do in the military without going to excesses," the general said. The former commander of the American military forces in Vietnam also defended the policy of assigning military personnel to act as servants for senior officers: "The principal is not unique to the military," Westmoreland said. 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