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   Daily Globe (Newspaper) - July 11, 1978, Ironwood, Michigan                                TEMPERATURES: 24 hr. period to 12 noon 65; 45 Previous 24 hr. period 58; 43. Year ago: High72; Low 58. Season's rain li.Oi in. Rain year ago 13.81 in. 59th YEAR, NUMBER 190 IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE ASSOCIATED PRESS WIRE NEWS SKIU'ICK IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, JULY --____ -_----_______ Some Progress in Postal Talks TWENTY PAGES TWO SECTIONS FORECASTS Tonight partly cloudy. Low 50s. Wednesday partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. High mid to upper 70s. SINGLE COPY. 20 CENTS WASHINGTON (AP) A union president says he hopes the government's chief mediator will bring progress to postal labor negotiations while a Postal Service bargainer speaks of some agreements in the talks. Both sides commented Monday as Wayne L. Horvitz, director of the Federal1 Mediation and .Conciliation Service, entered the talks that are up against a July 20 contract expiration date. "I am hopeful that the presence of Mr. Horvitz will move the talks off dead President Emmet Andrews of the American Postal Workers Union said. Deputy Postmaster General James Conway, the chief Postal Service negotiator, said through a spokesman that tentative agreement was reached on a no-strike provision similar to that in the current contract. Conway also reported some progress on work rules and added "constructive discussions" "have been held on union recognition and discipline procedures. Talks are continuing daily as negotiators try to beat the deadline. Meanwhile, Labor Secretary Ray Marshall in- directly criticized ad- ministration inflation fighters who put public pressure on unions to reduce wage demands. Without mentioning names, Marshall said such pressure can cause labor unrest and antagonize union leaders. Aides acknowledged the, inflation fighters, were the targets of Marshall's remarks to an economic development conference. The chief ad- ministration anti-inflation aides are presidential adviser Robert Strauss and Barry Bosworth, director of the Council on Wage and Price Stability. The American Postal Workers, the National Association of Letter Carriers and the mailhandlers division of the Laborers International Union are bargaining jointly with the mail service. The three unions have asked _ Vance in Geneva to Meet With Soviets Will Try to Slow Nuclear Arms Race WASHINGTON (AP) Secretary of State Cyrus R. Vance flew to Geneva today to see if he can make headway in slowing the nuclear, weapons race despite steadily' souring, relations with the Soviet Union. Trials of top Russian dissidents Anatoly Shcharansky and Alexander Ginzburg clouded an already complicated Vance mission, but he said the imperatives of preventing nuclear an- nihilation left him no alter- native but to go ahead with the negotiations. Over the last several months the two superpowers have made only halting progress toward a treaty to limit their long-range bom- bers and intercontinental ballistic As Vance prepared for his meetings with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko on Wednesday and Thursday, the Garter administration weighed a decision on ways to protect U.S. land-based missiles from potential Russian assault. This is likely to add to existing differences between the two sides on how to restrict development and deployment of new missiles and what to do about the Soviet Backfire bomber. The missile-protecting technique under consideration is a sort of "shell game." Thousands of extra holes would bo dug for the American Minutemen. Then the missiles would be shifted from silo to silo periodically to hide them from the Russians. Despite this tentative step to shore up U.S. defenses, Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash., let fly in the Senate with a blistering attack on U.S. negotiating strategy. Jackson, who has a hard- liner reputation, said the Carter administration was inclined to one-sided arms agreements with the Russians. "It is high time we stopped the dangerous practice of entering into unequal deals with Moscow in the misguided notion that Soviet leaders will reward our generosity with restraint in international Jackson said. A fellow Democrat, Sen. Thomas Mclntyre of New Hampshire, shot back that Jackson was "carping about a treaty that we haven't seen yet." But Jackson, in a separate interview with NBC, called the decision to have Vance meet _Gromykp while Shcharansky and Ginzburg were on trial "the wrong signal at the wrong time." Vance's response, at a news conference, was to "respectfully disagree." The secretary of state condemned Soviet authorities, as he had in unusually strong terms over the weekend, and said the trials "raised serious questions" about Moscow's compliance with the human rights guarantees of the 1975 Helsinki agreement. But he said the weapons- limitation negotiations "stand on their own two feet and have a special quality." "We are Vance said, "with negotiations that affect the national security of our nation and the well-being of the world in general." At the White House, meanwhile, the trials were branded as a "repressive action which strikes at the conscience of the entire world." Trials in E. Germany BONN, West Germ any (AP) Prison sentences given to two East German dissidents have chilled relations between the two Germanys. Rudolf Bahro, 41, a Marxist economist who wrote a book accusing the East Berlin regime of smothering "true was sentenced last month to eight years' imprisonment for high treason. Last week, 22-year-old Nico Huebner, who claimed the demilitarized status of Berlin exempted him from service in the East German army, got five years for draft-dodging and illegal contacts with Western intelligence agents. Although the cases were largely ignored abroad, they were followed as closely in West Germany. The Bahro and Huebner verdicts, blasted as "terror judgments" by the West Berlin Senate, have unleashed a storm of protest from all major political parties in West Germany as well as calls from conservatives fora suspension of negotiations with the Communist regime. The West German govern- which has soft-pedaled its criticism of alleged East European disregard for human rights, issued a statement Monday expressing concern over the East Ger- man sentences. Chief government spokesman Klans Boelling said Bonn was concerned about "increasing measures against citizens of the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia and East Germany, who exercise their rights of free opinion and thought." But he said the evidence of an orchestrated plot throughout the Soviet bloc to muzzle dissent was "not strong enough" for a judgment. Herbert Hupka, an in- fluential Christian Democratic member of the West German parliament and chairman of a national association of German postwar refugees from Eastern Europe, has called for suspension of all negotiations between the two German states until Huebner is released. "The inhumanity of Hitler and Stalin are continued by the current holders of power in Moscow and East Berlin." After two decades of Cold War bitterness, East and West Germany began negotiations in the early 1970s which culminated In a 1972 treaty aimed at normalizing relations. Since then Bonn and East Berlin have continued negotiations on a range of issues including joint tran- sportation programs, en- vironmental problems and increased travel opportunities for Westerners in East Ger- man territory. No Access Uniformed Soviet militiamen and auxiliary police man barricades Outside the district court in Moscow- wnere dissident Anatoly Shcharansky is on trial for alleged treasonable espionage. Despite pleas by Shcharansky that Western journalists and supporters be admitted to the court- room, access has been denied. (AP Laserphoto) Dissident Trials, Protests Continue (AP) Soviet court officials said testimony was given today in the trial of dissident Anatoly Shcharansky about his alleged espionage relationship with an American newspaper correspondent. In Kaluga, 100 miles away, the wife of Alexander Ginz- burg, on trial for anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda, was ejected from the court- room after an outburst in which she later said she shouted at a prosescution witness, "God will be your judge." Shcharansky, 30, a com- puter expert and Jewish ac- tivist, faces the death penalty on a charge of spying for the United States. Ginzburg, 41, also a Jew, faces 15 years' punishment. Both men hav< pleaded innocent and their trials have raised protests around the world. A court official in Moscow read reporters a statement saying a secret session of the for purposes, and that Shcharansky trial was told he dock workers in the city of Riga once struck over meat shortages, he said. In the street outside, Mrs. Ginzburg said: "This is not a trial but a cruel reprisal. He looks half dead." President Carter, who has provided "intelligence and other information" to a foreign correspondent who, "as established by competent bodies, is an agent of one of the Western military in- telligence services." The official, Magomet Pirbudagov, did not mention Shcharansky case, led the the correspondent's name, but chorus of foreign criticism that accompanied the start of the trials, calling them made a cause celebre of the cited articles about para- psychology and genetic engi- neering written by Los Ange- les Times correspondent Ro- bert C.Toth. Toth was interrogated by Soviet police before he left Moscow a year ago about his contacts with Shcharansky. In a statement Monday from Washington, Toth denied working for any intelligence agency and 'called the allegations "nonsense." According to Pirbudagov, Shcharansky helped the foreign correspondent make contacts in the scientific community here and distributed his questionnaires to scientists. He said Shcharansky confirmed the evidence of investigators about his contacts with the correspondent. He said the court also heard about an article Toth wrote, with Shcharansky's help, suggesting that the locations of secret enterprises could be "repressive action." A Carter aide said Vance was carrying a message from Carter to Soviet President Leonid I. Brezhnev expressing American concern about the trials. The Israeli Parliament appealed to the "enlightened world" to intervene on behalf of the two defendants. British Prime Minister James Callaghan told the House of Commons the trials place "a severe test on relations bet- ween the Soviet Union and other countries." And in New York, about persoas demonstrated in support of Soviet Jews, and a bomb went off in the offices of In tourist, the Soviet travel agency, causing no casualties and little da mage. In a gesture of American support. Secretary of State Cyrus R. Vance will meet in Geneva later this week with for wage increases of per worker in the first year of a proposed two-year contract, and the second year. This would be in addition to a proposed liberal cost-of-living clause. Postal officials say the average pay of employees covered by the current con- tract is The National Association of Rural Letter Carriers is negotiating separately. The unions represent a total of workers. Hostage Overpowers of Jews who were denied exit visas on national security grounds. The trial was closed, barring even Shcharansky's relatives, and there was no way to corroborate the official report. In Kaluga, Mrs. .Ginzburg said the judge ordered her from the courtroom when she shouted: "It's a lie everything this man says is a during the testimony of Arkady Gradoboyev who called dissidents "hoodlums and bandits." Kaluga court official Gcorgy Novikov said six defense witnesses would testify in addition to 18 for the prosecution. He said the testimony of two of them today, Valentina Kuzmichova and Leonid Rozenov, sub- stantiated prosecution points in the case. They rebutted accusations in Ginzburg's dissident writings that psychiatric hospitals are used ci CJHCI yi UUUIU IK VJtucvej JdUiJ U1I5 WeCK W deduced from the workplaces Shcharansky's wife. A vital. NEW YORK (AP) Louis Jerome figured he'd "had enough" so he picked up a flagpole charged an unem- ployed machinist who threatened to blow up a World Trade Center office with 80 pounds of dynamite and ended a harrowing nine-hour siege. "I had had enough and I charged him with the New York state said a shaken Jerome early today, explaining how his assault led to the disarming of Ladislaw Fraczek moments after the man tried to barricade himself and four hostages in the office about 8 p.m. Jerome, a state Compen- sation Board referee, and three others were held hostage Monday by Fraczek, a Polish- speaking immigrant who had gone to the compensation board offices on the trade center's 36th floor looking for money, police said. Instead Fraczek, about 50, was arrested and charged with kidnapping and possession of a weapon a bread knife. He was held pending arraignment in Criminal Court. Throughout the" ordeal -Fraczek claimed his canvas bag contained dynamite, but police later said it contained a Polish flag, a Polish-language Bible, the knife and some dark Russian bread. Other .charges could, be filed, police said, if a round cannister Fraczek clutched tightly during the siege turned out to be a grenade, as he claimed. A police department spokesman said the device would be "checked out later today." The disturbance caused the evacuation of about people from 17 floors of the 110-story No. 2 tower of the trade center, the world's second tallest building, located on Manhattan's lower west side. Only the Sears Tower in Chicago is taller, by 110 feel. The compensation referee said he rushed Fraczek after the man tried to barricade the door leading into the room. Fraczek had gone to the door to tel! police to bring a Roman Catholic priest so he could give final absolution to the hostages before he detonated his munitions. That was when one of the hostages, court reporter Clarence Douglas, fled through the door. After he accused Fraczek of not really having a bomb, Jerome said he then began his charge, followed quickly by Fraczek's attorney, Anton Gasperik, and state insurance fund lawyer Salvatore Ciaccio. Police then rushed Fraczek from the front. Jerome said that during the incident he was "very nervous and tense. I feared for my life. I didn't know what he really had." According to Arthur Cooperman, chairman of the compensation board, Fraczek lost two fingers in an in- dustrial accident three years ago and received a award, the maximum allowed for that type of injury. Cooperman said Fraczek had spent his money and "insisted upon receiving more." Ford Trucks Recalled DETROIT (AP) Ford Motor Co. has recalled about 125.000 medium and heavy trucks to replace engine fans that might crack and throw blades. The truck models recalled were series F, B and LN medium irucks from the 1975- 78 model years and the L-800 heavy trucks from 1970-77 equipped with FT engines of 330, 361 3P.9 or 391 cubic inches displacement. Fans will he replaced without charge. Ford said. f Eagles Eyed a. M YOUng bald eaSles are seen atop their man-made perch Monday at the Monlezuma National Wildlife Refuge in Montezuma, N.Y. They joinldI two other national symbol WASHINGTON (AP) billion aircraft carrier op- posed by the Carter ad- ministration appears headed for Senate approval without a major fight, but battle lines are being drawn over a Navy aircraft program. Sen. Gary Hart, D-Colo., planned-to offer an amend- ment today to kill a proposed million for the fighter, a plane that has been given only a lukewarm en- dorsement from the Navy but which has some powerful allies in Congress. The F-18 issue is shaping up as perhaps the only major contest in a billion weapons authorization bill that moved onto the Senate floor Monday. The measure calls for spending million more than the administration proposed but billion less than the House recently authorized. In the opening debate, there was no sign of opposition to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier added to the bill by the Armed Services Committee over the administration's objections. The House has voted overwhelmingly to build a nuclear carrier. The administration, while still officially opposing I he ship, has not mounted much of it campaign against it, ac- cording to sources who asked not to be named. Supporters say the ship probably would be the last large-deck carrier to be built. Hart, in a prepared Semite speech, argued that the F-18, which has not into production, is dependent on large carriers and would lock the country into building more such ships. He also said it has lost its cost advantage over the F-H fighter. Among the sup- porters are Sen. Edward Kennedy and House Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill Jr., both of Massachusetts, where the F- 18 engine would be produced by General Electric. Other strong supporters include memlxM's of Congress from the airframe would be built, and California, home of Northrup Corp., a major subcontractor on the project. Kennedy's office said he would oppose Hart's amend- ments on grounds that the aircraft's performance has won wide acclaim and contrary to Hart's assertion is relatively inexpensive to build, operate ami maintain. A Navy memorandum to Defense Secretary Brown last year said that "although the F-18 provides some capabilities thai we would like to have, in light of. fiscal constraints we surely face, it is far preferable to terminate it than suffer the loss in other aviation -and non- aviation programs, which otherwise seems inevitable." Brown rejected the Navy position and sought funds for the first five F-i8s. The Armed Services' Committee boosted the Pentagon request to nine aircraft. The -committee also in- creased the administration's request for Navy F-i4s, ad- ding four aircraft to the original request for In the opening round of debate, the Senate approved a reduction in authorized funds. for a Navy torpedo program by million on grounds that original cost estimates for the project were too high. The Senate also approved an amendment requiring the president to submit an arms control impact statement before moving ahead with a S'H million program for converting jumbo civilian jets to carry cruise missiles. John D. Killed in Rockefeller III 3-Car Crash JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER III POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. (AP) John Davtson Rockefeller HI, the quiet philanthropist who busied himself with Asia, population control and the performing arts while his brothers and son were making names in business and politics, died in a three-car crash. Rockefeller, 72, died in- stantly Monday in the ac- cident about a mile from the Rockefellers' Pocantico Hills compound in Westchester County about 30 miles north of Manhattan, policesaid. He was a grandson of John D. Rockefeller, the oil magnate who built the family fortune, brother of former Vice President and New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, and father of John D. Rockefeller 4lh, the governor of West Virginia. Police said Rockefeller was in a 1965 Mustang driven by his secretary, 38-year-old Monica Lesko, when the crash occurred on a winding two- lane road about 6 p.m. The area overlooking the Hudson River in Westchester County is 30 miles north of New York City. Police said a car driven by David Low, IG, of nearby Briarcliff Manor swung wide on a curve and sideswiped a third car, then plunged across the dividing line to crash head- on into Miss Lesko's car. Low, a high school senior who was taking driver's education this summer, was killed. Miss Lcsko was in fair condition in the intensive care unit of a hospital. A woman driving the third car was listed in good condition. Miss Lesko and Rockefeller were driving to the Pocantico Hills estate, home of his brother Nelson, from John Rockefeller's estate to the north in Scarborough. Rockefeller's son was in Washington when he learned of his father's death. He joined his mother, Blanchelle, at the family compound. Rockefeller was the eldest of the five sons of John D. Rockefeller Jr. Winlhrop, who became governor of Arkan- sas, died of cancer in 1973, and their only sister and eldest child in the family, Abby Rockefeller Mauze, died three years a go, also of cancer. While Nelson and Winthrop devoted themselves to politics, brother concentrated on conservation and business, including resorts in the Virgin Islands and Wyoming, and David became president and chairman of the Chase Manhattan Bank, third largest bank in the United Slates. But the brother who carried the name synonomous with fabulous wealth sought neither more wealth nor power, and spent his life on such pursuits as friendship with Asia, population control, X arts in education, and, finally, the performing arts. In when the sprawling Lincoln Center, home of the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic and many other theater and musical groups, was in the planning stages, Rockefeller was asked why he was getting involved in "show He replied that-his travels hud led him to believe "in art, and the exchange of art, as vital in helping international and he thought it was important to offset the belief among people of other countries "that the emphasis in our country is on the material side." Horn in New York City, Rockefeller attended the Browning and Loom is prep schools before going to Princeton, where he was voted "most likely to succeed" by his graduating class. In 1931 he was named a trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation, set up by his grandfather in 1913 "to promote the well-being of mankind throughout the world." and in 1952 he suc- ceeded John Faster Dulles as chairman of the foundation when Dulles was named secretary of state by President D wight P-iscnhower. Rockefeller was married in 1932 to Blanchette Ferry Hooker, a, Vassar graduate whom he met while they were both doing social work with the poor and young delinquents in New York City. In addition to his wife and son, he is survived by three daughters, Sandra Rockefeller. Hope Atdrich, and Mrs. Mark Dayton, and six grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were incomplete. V,   

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