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   Winona Daily News (Newspaper) - August 25, 1976, Winona, Minnesota                                Wednesday's Moslem claims U.S. sympathy Leftist Moslem leader Kanul Jumblatt claimed today the U.S. government appears to be taking a more sympathetic view of his side in the Lebanese civil war. After a meeting with U.S. Embassy officials, Jumbiatl said the National Movement's demands had been discussed. Meanwhile, American Esso Standard Oil, a subsidiary of Exxon, announced it was ceasing operations in Lebanon next Tuesday because of war conditions. In the war, officials said shelling of Beirut's residential areas ended at dawn but close-range fighting was reported in several areas. French premier resigns French Premier Jacques Chirac and his cabinet resigned today, clearing the way for President Valery Giscard d'Estaing to appoint a less Gaullist government to combat a strong political upsurge to the left. Chirac's departure from office and a cabinet shakeup had been rumored for several weeks and a presidential spokesman said the new premier would be named later today. Giscard d'Estaing Subsidy voted The Senate has voted an additional billion subsidy for postal operations while tempo- rarily banning further postal rate increases or service cut- backs. The legislation also would establish a commission to study postal problems and report back by Feb. Talks gear up Contract talks between the United Auto Workers and Ford Motor Co. shifted into high gear today following the union's decision to tag Ford as its target for setting an industry pattern. Bargainers have 2] days to reach agreement or prepare for a national walkout of hourly workers. Army officers killed in Korea buried Two U.S. Army officers killed in Korea by ax-wielding North Korean border guards were buried Tuesday. Maj. Arthur Bonifas of Newburgh, N.Y., was buried in the cemetery of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Lt. Mark Barrett, Columbia. S.C., was buried at Columbia. Changes mind again Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor has been granted a divorce from her sixth husband, John W. "Jack" Ryan, (he man who supervised the creation of the Barbie Doll. Miss Gabor filed for divorce Jan. 21 in Santa Monica, Calif., Superior Court, just a year after she married the wealthy inventor. The question of community property was left unresolved, according to her attorney. It was the second marriage for Ryan. Zsa Zsa Gabor Crime cited The FBI says 21 serious crimes were committed every minute last year in the U.S., an overall rate increase of 10 percent over 1974. In an average hour last year, two persons were murder- ed, six women raped, 55 aggravated assaults occurred, 52 persons were robbed and 112 vehicles stolen. The inside index: Television..........4a 6a-7a Markets..........13a 5b Daily record.......15a b-2b Sports. !___4b-5b Howe urged Utah's top Democrats are urg- ing Rep. Allan T. Howe to drop his reelection bid in the wake of a second conviction for offering money to two police decoy pros- titutes for sex. He was convicted Tuesday by a Salt Lake City jury. J Partly Skies -will be clear lo partly cloudy through Thursday dnd temper dtures will remain warm, with lows tonight in the mid-SOs and highs Thursday near 90. Scattered bhowers and thunderstorms are possible Friday through Sunday weather j Will Rogers says "Personally 1 think the camera has done more harm for politics than any other one faction. There was 10 cameras to every plank in the platform. There was more film wasted on the two conventions than was used in making the 'King of 8.1828 Carter cuts Ford farm policy S MOINES, Iowa (API Carrying theadminislration's farm program. inside speculators, with special coo- were toe! because all available port DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) his campaign to the Midwwt, Jimmy Carter said today the Ford administration has neglected the family farmer and American consumer and has failed to establish a stable agricultural policy. "We need to take agricultural leadership in Washington out of the hands of the corporate interests and the grain Carter said in a speech prepared for at the Iowa State Fair. "We need a president and a secretary of agriculture who understand the problems of the family farmer and the consumer and if I am elected, we're going to have both. The peanut farmer from Plains, Ga., who is confident he has a strong chance of winning in President ForJs native Midwest, made Des Moines his last stop on a four-day campaign trip. Aides said he would try to capitalize on what he believes is significant discontent in the farm belt over Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz and the administration's farm program. He has attacked BuU as a supporter of big agricultural businesses, lacking un- derstanding and support for small far- mers. "We need to close the revolving door between the agriculture department and the large special Carter said. "If I am elected, we will make sure that our support prices are at least equal to the cost of production. That will not guarantee profit no real farmer wants that but it will give the determined farmer a chance to stay in business." The Democratic presidential nominee also attacked export embargos placed on agricultural products by the Nixon and Ford admlnstrations in the last three years, calling them "a record of un- paralleled incompetence. "It's not my idoa of a fair shake when the government promotes foreign sales and then cuts them off for political convenience. "It's not my idea of a fair shake when inside speculators, with special con- nections in the agriculture department, make windfall profits on grain deals while the producer himself sells at a loss." Carter had said Tuesday night when he met with representatives of two dozen national farm organizations that if elected president he would never authorize an embargo on foreign shipment of U.S. farm products. "Under my administration, if I'm elected, there will never be another em- bargo that singles out farm the former Georgia governor said during the meeting with representatives of such groups as the National Farmers Organization, Farmers Union, National Grange, American Farm Bureau and Nat ional Corn Growers Association. Embargoes on shipments of U.S. grain, particularly last October's embargo on shipments to Russia, have been a sore point with many farmers who claim they iosl money because of them. The ad- ministration has said that no farm sales ie ports and ships were tied up at the time of the em- bargoes. Carter also said that, if elected, he would do what he could to clean up what he called "the dirty situation" in the country's grain inspection system. An ongoing federal investigation of the grain export business in New Orleans has resulted in the conviction of more than 90 grain companies and individuals. After his arrival Tuesday evening. Carter spoke to a crowd of about persons who attended a rally on a farm near Des Moines. Saying he felt he had come home again. Carter reminded his audience that his victory in Iowa's Jan. 19 precinct caucuses had started the momentum that led to his nomination. The warm welcome at the rally con- trasted sharply with the vociferous boos which greeted Carter earlier in the day at the American Legion national convention in Seattle. Wnona Daily News 121st year ot publication Winona, Minnesota, August 24 Pages 2 Inserts 2'Sections Iowa push Mondale charges 'botched' economy WASHINGTON IAP) Democratic vice presidential nominee Walter Mondale is headed across the country attacking what he calls Ihe "Nixon-Ford" economy and promising full employment by two. He said in an interview that lie will be blaming high inflation and high joblessness on "inconsistent, botched management" started by former President Kichard M. Nixon and continued by President Ford. But he made Ihe campaign promise that election of Democratic presidential nominee Jimmy Carter would bring full employment a job for every adult who can work by The lirst slop on Mondale's nine-day, nine-stale campaign swing today was to he Chicago for a private meeting with Mayor Richard Daley. He planned stops in Pennsylvania. New York, Wisconsin, back lo Illinois. Ohio, Oregon. California. Nevada and Colorado. In his first major speech in New York Thursday. Mundule said he will argue that Ford-Nixon policies not only foster in- flation and unemployment but have wiped out Republican businessmen. "The Republicans always do belter whon the Democrats are he said he will say. "If you wont lo live like a Republican, vole Democratic." Ford already lias given an answer to such charges. lie said in lus acceptance speech at the Republican convention last week that he inherited runaway inflation and is bringing il under control in spile of a big- spending Democratic Congress. Mondale contended in the interview that Ihe Republicans notched Ihc economy, and that Carter will fix it, wilh money supply U. S. calls for punishment PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) The United States today demanded that North Korea punish the soldiers who hacked to death two U.S. Army officers at the Panmunjom Truce Village a week ago. North Korea proposed physical separation between communist and allied guards at Panmunjora to prevent clashes like the fight in which the two Americans perished. The U.S.-led United Nations Command declared the separation proposal "may be a positive step" and will be studied in detail but said it meanwhile expects punishment of the North Koreans who killed the Americans in a dispute over pruning a tree. "I have called this meeting for one purpose to inform you that our side calls for punishment of those responsible for the murders of the two UNC U.S. Rear Admiral Mark P. Frudden told the North Koreans during a 48-minute session of the joint commission which overseas the 23-year-old Korean Armistice. Ever since the truce was signed in 1953, guards from both sides have had free run of the joint'security area at Panmunjom, an area about 850 yards in diameter bisected by the military demarcation line between North and South Korea. Major General Han Ju-kyong, the chief N'orlh Korean delegate, proposed (hat in the future North Koreans stay north and the Americans and South Koreans stay south of the line, which also passes through the center of the conference room and across the table used for today's meeting. The general also read out a message earlier conveyed privately in wliich North Korean ruler Kim Il-sung the Panmunjom clash regrettable aiid urged that both sides seek to avoid such incidents inthi'luture. Frudden, the chief t'NC delegate, said this was a positive step but still "your response is unsatisfactory." The allies, he said, demand concrete action including punishment of those responsible lor the killing and orders to North Korean troops against physical contact with, or obstructing the movement of allied guards. "The U..N. Command will study your proposal in detail concerning the JSA joint security area and provide our response when the study is theadmiral said. Tlie Korean general told liim, "we believe it is most reasonable to separate Ihe security personnel of both sides in this area with the military demarcation line between them so that they perform their guard duties in their respective areas only." Pentagon: U.S. help was too far away WASHINGTON (AP) The Pentagon says an armed U.S. serious conflict. reaction force normally posted about a mile south of the Korean demilitarized zone was too far away to rescue two American officers who were killed by North Korean guards last week. The disclosure came after Rep. John M. Murphy, D-N. Y., said three Army officers who left Korea recently "wereastounded to learn that the U.S. reaction force... did not come to the aid of the victims of the attack. The reaction force is usually armed with M16 rifles and Murphy said he was told. The Pentagon, meanwhile, said it was standing firm on rules permitting U.S. soldiers Inside the truce zone to shoot in self defense only as a last resort and only if a U.S. officer in charge orders them to do so "These procedures arc considered still the Pentagon said when asked about possible changes in the rules following the by axcswielding NorDi Koreans. Some defense officials indicated concern that any loosening of strict rules might increase the danger that even lesser harassment of Americans by North Koreans, such as reported pushing, shoving and spitting Incidents, might escalate into Murphy would not the three officers who told him aboul the reaction force. In a statement prepared for delivery on Ihe House floor Tuesday he said they also told him that U.S. troops who carry unloaded weapons inside the DMZ would be unable to obtain ammunition from a facility "well out of the area" in the event of a "Shootout at the site." In response to questions, tlie Pentagon said the armed reaction force normally is posted two kilometers south of tlie truce zone and that the Joint Security Area where UK killings occurred is in the middle of the two-and-a-half-mile DMZ. Officials calculated that the reaction force would have been about Iwo miles away and could not liave seen the Aug. 18 fighting. The officials said the attack lasted only a few minutes and the reaction force could not have reached the scene in time. The Pentagon did not say under wliat circumstances the force would react. "The United Nations command personnel are uniformly irained to use weapons in self defense only as a last resort and Ihen only if directed lo do so hy a U.S. security officer in tlie Pentagon said. First fist First Lady Betty Ford clenches her fist and shouts support for the First Family Protective Division of the Secret Service during 3 football scrimmage at Vail, Colo. Son Jack was playing with the First Family team. (AP Photofax) Dole off on heels of Carter Democratic presidential candidate Jimmy Carter reaches into a crowd gathered on a farm near Des Moines as he launches his Iowa campaign. The fund-raiser touched off a two-day stay in the state. (AP Photofax) and federal spending policies. He blamed inconsistent tighl money policy under the Republicans for driving up interest rates, wiping out some businesses and slowing down others, and putting millions of people out of work. He said Carter would balance the money supply with federal spending policy as tools lo stimulate business and create jobs. Mondale said full employment would bring in an additional billion in income tax money and save money on less-needed food sUmps, welfare and unemployment insurance. That additional revenue, he said, would finance such Carter-Mondale programs as national health insurance, tax reform and belter housing Uut Mondale said full employment is a campaign pledge Ilial lie and Carter will keep. SEATTLE (AP) Republican vice presidential nominee Robert Dole campaigning on the heels of Jimmy Carter said he intends to spell out the Democratic presidential nominee's "mass of contradictions." Dole said he intends to campaign the next months emphasizing changes in Carter's political positions, but the Kansas senator said it would not be a personal attack. Dole said he would reply today to Car- ter's position on Vietnam war draft evaders when he addresses a national American Legion convention here. He said his position would be his personal view and not necessarily that of the Ford ad- ministration. Carter, appearing before the convention on Tuesday, said he would pardon, but not grant amnesty, to draft evaders if he is elected president. Hundreds of delegates hooted and shouted "No" while a coun- terdemonstration supporting his position broke out in the stands above the con- vention floor. Carter said that "for those who violated Selective Serevice laws, I intend to grant a blanket pardon." He continued, "Amnesty means what you did is right. A pardon means what you did right or wrong is forgiven. So pardon yes, amnesty no." Dole is a decorated World War II veteran who spent 39 months in an Army hospital recovering from .shrapnel wounds. He still does not hove the use of his right arm. Dole was asked at an airport news conference Tuesday night if his role in the campaign would be to act as "the heavy bitter" while Ford maintains a more aloof "presidential "Not Dole replied. "I'm not known as a hard hitter. I'm one who likes to point up differences, and there will be no personal attacks on anyone. "Mr. Carter is a mass of contradictions. We hope to spell those out to (lie American people. They're entitled lo know, and if lie doesn't want to tell them, I'll be happy to tell them." Dole said he was not deliberately following Carter around Uie nation. He arrived in Seattle seven hours after Carter left and moved into the same suite of rooms in Uie. hotel where Carter had stayed. Later today. Dole was to fly to Das Moines, where Carter was speaking at the Iowa Stale Fair. Dole plans to make an appearance at the fair tonight. Ford said conceding South, N.Y. VAIL, Colo. (APi President Ford privately is conceding Ihc deep South and New York to Democratic rival Jimmy Carter, administration sources say. The Ford camp feels the former Georgia governor is solidly entrenched in the South, including Texas, but may he vulnerable in Florida, (lie Tuesday. Tlii-v made the assessment after FordS first post convention strategy session with political aides. The President planned to confiT again today with campaign ad- visers. Tlic sources said Ford will focus his efforts first on the Midwest and move from Ilierr into the Northeast and Calilorraa. California is a key hit Ill-ground stair, according to these informants, along with Illinois, .New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Ford is placing high hopes on his prospects lor outshining Carter in televised debates, and much of his cam- paign will be fashioned around these still- unscheduled confrontations. Ford told reporters Tuesday that he favors four debates of at least 90 minutes each in which "loiifih questions are asked by lough reporters." lie suggested that the first debate be held no later than Sept. 10 and said, "The sooner we get started the belter." Tin; debates should focus on four areas: defense, domestic, foreign and economic policies, said Ford, who acknowledged he has not communicated his suggestions to the Carter camp. He said he was relying on reporters to do that. In Seattle, Wash., Carter's press secretary complained about Ford's public uilcrances on Iheproposed debates.   

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