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Ukiah Daily Journal (Newspaper) - September 22, 1980, Ukiah, California September 22, 1980 120 th Year No. 133 468-0123 4 Ukiah * Journal Mendocino California Weather By United Press International Northwestern Fair and warm through Fort Bragg 66, 50 and 65, Ukiah 85, 48 and 87. 1 Section 25 Cents Iraq at Tehran airport bombed By United Press International Iraq said its warplanes bombed airport and eight other Iranian air bases Iran said it retaliated by striking two air fields in Iraq and threatening to sink any merchant ships heading to Iraqi The Iraqi attacks came just as Baghdad announced it intended to launch against its neighboring oil The attack on 290 miles east of the was the deepest thrust by Iraqi forces in the intensifying but as yet undeclared Iran's armed forces were placed on full alert and President Abolhassan in an announcement broadcast by Tehran Radio said Iranian warplanes successfully attacked two Iraqi air bases this military command announced that because of the fighting waterways near the Iranian shores are declared war Iran will not allow any merchant ship to carry cargo to Iraqi In his speech gave detailed accounts of losses on both He said Iraqi losses included 17 MiG fighter 6 21 tanks and a number of naval Iran's forces lost three a 11 tanks and three adding that 22 Iranian soldiers had been He said Iraqi President Saddam Hussein tried to imitate Israeli Moshe Dayan and attack our thinking that his planes could hit our airports and cripple our air result was that they lost many planes and he was not able to do the least damage to our In a communique carried by the Iraqi news the Iraqi air command said its planes in coordinated raids at noon a.m. attacked Airport as well as air bases at Omid and The timing of the raids coincided with an announcement in Baghdad that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein ordered his nation's forces to stage strikes against Iranian military targets to foil conspiracies of the Farsi Iraq said one of its planes was lost during the A spokesman for the Iraqi Embassy in said any reports that Iraq has formally declared war on its eastern neighbor were Iran's military saying it feared additional air broadcast a communique ordering a total blackout at Without mentioning the air Tehran Radio monitored by UPI in Ankara said the Iran Air suspended all operations indefinitely and flights to western cities were diverted Western diplomatic sources said or MiGs struck Airport but caused material A Turkish radio report said an nian Air Force Boeing 747 jumbo jet caught fire during the Iraqi attack on the Tehran The airport is well removed from the occupied U.S. where most of the 52 American who spent their 324th day in are still believed to be Tehran Radio broadcast martial music through the day and called on listeners to to do battle with the bloody Baathists It also warned Iranians to beware of rumors spread by enemy's fifth Other battle reports from Baghdad and Tehran said Iraqi artillery pounded the area around the Iran's major oil refinery in Abadan and Iranian gunners fired on four the strategic Shatt A military communique broadcast by Tehran Radio said Iraqi artillery fire Sunday hit oil reservoir 512 in site of the world's largest setting a fire that was put Iran said two of its small launches were sunk by Iraqi shelling and an Iranian helicopter crashed after hitting a high-voltage killing both Two Iraqi posts were destroyed by Iranian Tehran Radio The Iraqi news agency said Iranian gunners fired today on four foreign ships in the disputed Shatt waterway at the head of the Persian The vessels were identified as the Camilla and Silver both the of Greek and Yong flying the Liberian The agency said a crewman from the Camilla was Several military boats were reported The growing threat of total war with Iraq overshadowed the hostage crisis and the fate of the 52 The naval and artillery clashes were centered on the 100-mile-long Shatt waterway at the head of the Persian on Iran's western frontier with Iraq is the world's second largest oil producer and the waterway is its only outlet to the As it serves as a vital supply route for its oil exports to the The volatile situation has spurred diplomatic moves to stem the including a reported attempt by PLO Chairman Yasser who maintains close ties with Tehran and Arafat sent a message Sunday to Iraq's President Saddam The contents were not disclosed but it was believed to be an offer to mediate between the two oil Trouble flared last week after Baghdad abrogated the 1975 treaty whereby the waterway was under the joint control of Iraq and Iran and said it was renewing its jurisdiction over the All ships using the waterway must in future fly the Iraqi flag and obey Iraqi Baghdad Reports Sunday indicated fighting had spread to the Iranian port of at the head of the waterway and to Abadan which has been Muskie proposes formula for release By United Press International Secretary of State Edmund Muskie said today Washington will agree to participate in an forum to air Iran's grievances against the United States once the release of 52 American hostages is The United States has said in the past that it was prepared to cooperate in such a forum but it was first time it had laid out any specific In the state radio reported a group of deputies from Iran's Parliament visited the occupied U.S. Embassy today as a prelude to the assembly's debate on the fate of the now in their 324th day of Speaking the U.N. General Muskie are prepared to do our part in resolving fairly the issues between the safe return of all the hostages to their families is we are prepared to deal on a basis of mutual respect and equality with all the outstanding issues and between Iran and the United States and to reach understandings on the principles which govern our Iranian officials have demanded an apology from the United States for its past actions in Iran as well as the return of the late shah's wealth as conditions for the Tehran Radio said deputies who toured the U.S. Embassy in Tehran at the request of the occupying Islamic militants from close quarters U.S. espionage The hostages reportedly have been moved from the compound to other places of detention to prevent another rescue Iran's Parliament has been ordered by Ayatollah Khomeini to decide the fate of and most of the deputies have said they favored spy trials for the In its first action on the the Parliament last week voted to form a special commission to study the issue in preparation for the but since then Iranian concern has shifted from the hostage crisis to the intensifying border war with Chide Governor will tour area by Mendocino County deputy sheriff kneels beside part of loot and arms seized in Containers are filled with silver An automatic rifle rests on top of Six charged with looting Perlow s home By EVELYN SIMPSON Journal Staff Writer Six Ukiah men have been arrested and charged with looting the Robinson Creek Road home of a man taken into custody last week as the alleged leader of a nationwide drug distribution David Joseph David Charles David Graybeal and Robert all of Ukiah were booked on charges of burglary and receiving stolen The suspects include some carpenters who had been working on the house which is under construction for Bruce 29, alias Steve is wanted in Florida for allegedly smuggling millions of dollars of marijuana into this country from Col and for kidnapping his own son He was arrested at the Ukiah airport Thursday evening by sheriff's deputies and federal The officers found in what they believe is drug silver the partially constructed house on Robin son Creek three and a half miles from Boonville Also seized was private 3,000 rounds of live rubber skin diving counterfeit and forged papers and several pounds of marijuana and known in Ukiah as Steve has lived here for about two after dropping out of sight in Florida where he was under indictment by a federal grand jury on drug charges He was also wanted in Florida for abducting his son during divorce and custody An acquaintance of the six Ukiah men who were arrested for looting house said they were workmen employed in building the house who were afraid they were going to their when they heard had been arrested Some of them went to the house just to retrieve some of the unused the acquaintance Warhead removed safely from missile site By ELLEN DEBENPORT Ark. - A flatbed truck today hauled away the nuclear warhead that was flung 200 yards from a Titan II missile that exploded killing one airman and injuring 21 The including the flatbed truck carrying two lead containers marked Not arrived safely about Vn hours later at Little Rock Air Force about 60 miles from the One Air Force official at the scene was asked if the convoy contained the but he just smiled and gave a Unidentified Pentagon sources said the truck was indeed removing the which suffered no damage except a slight The Air Force will never officially confirm or deny the presence of a Three state police vehicles helped escort the convoy down U.S. 65 to Interstate 40 to North Little Rock and then on U.S. 67 to the Air Force Base and a helicopter flew it we don't said state police dispatcher Argie would think it had to be the but we don't know Maj. Ed at the Little Rock Air Force Base repeated the Air Force position that it would confirm or deny the location of nuclear Kendall said the Air Force had asked for an escort about 30 minutes before the truck left the missile failing to give the four notice that had been requested by Public Safety Director Sam Tatom No one was he A spokesman for Gov Clinton said he would send Tatom to inspect the site and military officials have agreed to open the site to reporters after The spokesman said Clinton also would meet with Air Force officials in a closed session at the Capitol in Little Rock Ed an operations officer with the Arkansas Office of Emergency Anderson clash in debate By DEAN REYNOLDS BALTIMORE - Ronald Reagan and John Anderson agree on two both oppose a peacetime draft and disapprove of Jimmy RONALD REAGAN Carter's refusal to join them in the first debate of the 1980 presidential Carter sat home like millions of other Americans Sunday night and watched the Republican and who declared as an independent candidate after losing the GOP attack him a little and each other a The hour-long designed by League of Women Voters as a three-way confrontation between the major party candidates and the leading became a two-man show when the president insisted on a debate with Reagan alone before he met other Both men Carter for refusing to take part and took random snipes at the president in responding to questions from a panel of But they quickly got down to Jabs at each with Reagan accusing Anderson at one point of making up statistics and Anderson declaring that Reagan had a of the energy After the show at the Baltimore Convention televised by NBC and public stations while ABC ran a Reagan felt good and everything seemed to go but said he couldn't say who like asking an actor on opening night to criticize the Anderson felt pretty good but also would not try to declare a will leave that to the judgment of the great viewing who returned to the White House from a fishing trip and a campaign appearance in time to to watch the Issued no immediate But his aides repeated his wish to go one-on-one with When the candidates were asked they would improve the military manpower situation and both agreed that better pay and benefits were needed and a draft was Reagan took the initiative to point out a shame there are only two of us debating because we are more in agreement than The only one who would disagree with us is the president But that was just about the only area Reagan and Anderson and neither directly answered part of the question that asked if they would call for a draft if the all-volunteer effort Reagan said he would a draft if the nation periled by They clashed directly on the tax military aid to abortion and the influence of churches on Anderson opposed any tax cuts until inflation is under control and called for sharp cuts in federal Reagan stuck with his proposal for a 30 percent tax which he said would on Page 2) JOHN ANDERSON was the only state official to admit that the Air Force has confirmed the existence of the Other state Including said they have been kept In the Klaunch said he watched inspectors with geiger counters test the warhead for radiation after the but the needles on the instruments did not register any Although from the desk By Jim Garner President Carter chose to sit out the Sunday night in He didn't miss Why they choose to call these shindigs a is In the Sunday night offering was a sanitized press Sanitized because the five or six reporters Each waited his or her asked question and then remained quiet while others took their Viewers saw or heard nothing from Reagan and Anderson they hadn't heard or seen Each question seemingly had 15 thus the candidates never had time to dwell on any specific both Reagan and Anderson advocate reduced federal we'll have to wait until one Is both agree the U.S. must maintain its strong military Reagan perhaps wants it stronger than Anderson of part of that involves paying our career military personnel a whale of a lot more than they are now Which has been a problem for about 25 years but nothing has been On and on went the discussion with nothing new nor startling being Mayhaps the bright boys at COS and NBC chose to ignore the can come up with a more sensible format for ensuing Why not focus on a single Issue such as the our military how to curb Anything to get the candidates nailed down on the issues instead of forcing them to ramble on and about questions that a sixth grader Reagan probably gained a few Anderson did Carter I
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