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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - November 8, 1982, Tokyo, JapanMonday november 8, 1982 Pacific stars and stripes Laxalt named new gop chairman Washington a senator Paul Laxalt a close Friend of president Reagan has agreed to become the new chairman of the Republican National committee because he believes Reagan will run for re election in 1984. The Nevada senator will take Over the top spot at the committee from Richard Richards who is stepping Down in said saturday he is convinced that Reagan will seek re election in 1984."i got a Clear enough signal to satisfy me Laxalt told an administration official. That signal the senator said followed his declaration to the president that he would refuse the Post if Reagan would not run again. A second term ill be Frank to Tell you that if i personally did think that he was going to be a candidate i would t be accepting this position other Republican officials said they too interpreted the Choice of Laxalt one of the president s oldest political allies and chairman of his 1980 election Campaign As a sign that the president would seek second term. The Choice of Laxalt was seen by one administration official As evidence the president was assembling a re election team and the senator s comments sent the strongest signal yet that Reagan would run again. The two term Nevada senator would replace Richard Richards As party chairman. While Reagan has never stated that he intends to seek re election in two years the 71-year-old president has been sending out signals that he might decide to seek a second term. One administration official discussing Reagan decision to place Laxalt in the chairmanship said the move gears the president up to run in 84, putting his old chairman in options in place he will have the people and options in place said this official asking that he not be further identified. It sends a Clear signal that the right people Are in place for the president to seek re election in 1984." the senator acknowledged that the chairman i expected to remain Neutral until the party s presidential candidate is chosen. I m not very Good a neutrality he confessed. I m a Reagan the 60-year-old Laxalt has been a major Force i Nevada politics for nearly two decades. He won the governor s chair in 1966, the same year that Reagan won the governorship of neighbouring California for the first retired from politics in 1970 and entered the Casino business. But in 1974, he returned to politics and won his first Senate term by 624 votes. Reagan and Laxalt first met each other during Goldwater s unsuccessful 1964 Republican presidential Campaign and the two developed a close Friendship Over the years. Paul Laxalt Cia found no proof of forced labor on pipeline Washington a the soviet Union routinely uses forced labor on major construction projects but there is no conclusive proof that it is used in building the natural Gas pipeline from Siberia to Western Europe the state department has reported. In a preliminary report to con Gress the department said the soviets routinely employ a portion of their four million forced labourers the world s largest forced Labo population As unskilled workers on pipeline no conclusive proof however the department added it cannot yet be conclusively established whether such labor i being used specifically on the Export pipeline preliminary report signed by assistant Secretary Powell , came in response to a congressional Resolution in septem Ber requiring an investigation of allegations that political and religious prisoners were being used on the pipeline. A Cia analysis attached to the report concluded that some use of forced labor was Likely on almost any Large construction project in the user because of labor shortage Sand the country s Long tradition of making prisoners work. Pipeline forced labor unlikely however the Cia added that Large scale use of forced labor was unlikely on the pipeline itself be cause Many of the jobs require special skills. We cannot independently confirm allegations of the use of prisoner labor made by human rights organizations the intelligence Agency said. Some 90 to 100 labor Camps relocated close to the proposed route of the pipeline the Cia said but such Camps Are so widespread that several Are near most major construction Sites. The state department report was released by sen. William Armstrong r-colo., sponsor of a Resolution condemning soviet use of prisoner labor which he and others contends slave labor. Just the beginning Armstrong said that while the department s investigation barely has begun to break ground. I already has unearthed enough information to confirm our the evidence clearly Points to massive use of slave labor in the soviet Union Armstrong , the nations of the world must ask themselves to what degree they will be an accomplice in this human rights the use of prisoners on the3,600-mile pipeline was questioned this summer by two european human rights groups. The International society for human rights in Frankfurt said in june it had received reports that a Many As 100,000 prisoners were being forced to build the accusations were made in july by the International Sakharov committee in Copenhagen. The charges have been denied bythe soviets. A commentary carried by the official state news Agency ass last month called the charges an obvious lie fostered by the Cia and a sordid Man Euver by the United states to hamper construction of the pipeline. The project is opposed by the Reagan administration which has sought to keep . Pipeline technology from being exported to the soviets through an embargo on european firms using it in their pipeline dealings. Falling leaves it is difficult to make out these Leaf covered Munich automobiles which Are parked on a quiet Street in arrived. The capital of Bavaria. Autumn has Enterprise Sailor killed in mishap in Indian Ocean Manila up a flight deck crewman aboard the aircraft Carrier Enterprise was sucked into a Jet engine and killed during operations inthe Indian Ocean the Navy said saturday. The unidentified Sailor was ingested into the aircraft s engine while taking part in flight operations aboard the Enterprise Friday morning said it. Stephen Honda 7th Fleet Public affairs officer at Subic Bay no North of said a Brief message received at Subic Bay saturday morning indicated an investigation was underway to determine the cause of the said the message did not indicate the Type of aircraft involved nor would the Navy give the Carrier s exact location in the Indian Ocean. The Navy continually stresses safety on the flight deck and it s easy to see Why when you consider there Are 90 aircraft on some of these carriers Honda said. If you have no business on the flight deck during operations you can t group there. The Crews Are constantly on guard against this Type of dead Sailor s name was being withheld up pending notification of next of Kin Honda said

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