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Indiana Gazette (Newspaper) - March 3, 1980, Indiana, Pennsylvania TEDDY If someone has your number every junk mail outfit in the land will soon have it Vol 80 No 206 Four Sections The Indiana County Area Newspaper That Serves Every Member of the Family Uma Hunting Copyright6 1980 Indiana Printing and Publishing Company All Rights Reserved Indiana Pennsylvania Monday March 3 1980 Weekend SffiGIS Thirtysix Pages Twenty Cents Brutal Winter Storm Batters South By The Associated Press Snow was knee deep across much of the South today with flurries falling deep into Flori da where oranges were freezing on the trees in record cold At 36 persons have died in the storm that roared out of the Midwest into the Atlantic Coast states The National Guard was call ed out to assist stranded motorists in North Carolina where two feet of snow driven by 60 mph winds hammered some communities and 13 peo ple died Fivefoot drifts paralyzed Wilmington a coast al city of people A day the Tar Heels will re the way one North Carolina forecaster de scribed the twoday storm He said as close as a Mid western blizzard will ever come to North Residents were ordered off the streets of Norfolk after the storm dumped heavy snow along the East Coast from Florida to southern New Jer sey In Florida where tempera tures broke records for the date set in 1947 from Pensacola to Miami it was 32 degrees this morning Earl Wells of the Florida Citrus Mutual said there had been considerable damage to the citrus crop with about half the seasons oranges still on the trees We know weve lost some juice but the severity of the damage will depend on what happens tonight and during the next week If it stays cold we get the fruit off the trees and still get some juice But if it turns warm it deteriorates and the fruit starts to drop With snow flurries reported as far south as Tampa record temperatures in Florida includ ed the 25 in Orlando 26 in Day tona Beach and 32 in Miami Meanwhile California resi dents were digging out from under a fresh series of rain spawned mudslides and twis ter winds caused a small plane to crash in snow in the San Gabriel Mountains Virginia Gov John Dalton declared a state of emergency as officials in Norfolk a port city of ordered everyone off the streets and the National Weather Service predicted more snow Some looting was reported as wind driven snow brought the city to a standstill Some persons attending a lateafternoon circus per formance in Norfolk on Sunday were ordered to remain in the Scope coliseum overnight as a blizzard raged and the curfew began I spent on tickets and Im going to see the said Billy Bank of Chesapeake Besides I havent missed a circus in 10 years and this wasnt going to stop More than million damage reported after tornadoes cut across southeastern Flori das Broward County on Satur day The fury of the winter storm moved over the Southeast on Sunday after blanketing In diana and Ohio with snow It headed out to sea before reach ing New England where un usually mild temperatures this winter have meant economic havoc for ski resorts In addition to the 13 deaths in North Carolina the storms have been blamed for six See Page 6 Column 8 Woman Aids Escape Convicted Cop Killer Russell Shoats Free Again EVERYBODY PUSH Six Norfolk residents plus one helpful dog attempt to push out a friends car on Prin cess Anne Rd in Norfolk over the weekend The city received the worst snowstorm in history with over a foot of snow and blizzardlike conditions AP Laserphoto Waiters Doctor Freed Colombian Officials Ask Guerrillas To Release Fry Hostages BOGOTA Colombia AP The Colombian government proposed that the guerrillas tiblding the Dominican Repub lics embassy hostages only the 20 foreign diplomats and two Colombian officials they captured and let the rest of their captives go There was no immediate re sponse from the armed band of leftists who invaded the embas sy a diplomatic recep tion five days ago The 29 guerrillas freed a doc tor and four waiters Sunday after a 90minute negotiating session held in aFord panel truck parked outside the em bassy They released 19 other hostages last Thursday and Fri day including all 15 women and are believed still holding The governments proposi tion is that only the diplomats arid Foreign Ministry officials who were attending the party when the embassy was taken by assault should a Beatljs Obituaries on Page 29 BERTUNEK Gertrude 94 Blairsville CROYLE Rosella 63 Homer City RD 1 GILMORE Mrs Elizabeth Shrimp 86 Johnstown formerly of Blairsville KING Mrs Jean Ellen Peiffer 47 Eiyria Ohio formerly of Marion Cen ter MILLER Sara 53 Robinson MOODY Thomas Detroit formerly of Ernest RORABAUGH Mrs Helen A 80 Niagara Falls formerly of Marion Center SORBIN Mary 85 Tor ranee TAYLOR J James Alvin 69 26 East Pike Indiana LATE DEATH ADAMS Elsie 93 Glen Campbell Free juice with breakfast Dolphin In The Mail Open 7 now 5 days Foreign Ministry source report ed The 36 remaining hostages include Ambassador Diego C Asencio and 14 other am bassadors or acting ambassa dors five other foreign diplo mats two Colombian protocol officers a photographer and a reporter for a Colombian diplo matic magazine employees of the Dominican Embassy and others The doctor released Sunday was a guest at the reception Wednesday and the four ers were employed by the com pany that was catering the par ty An American Embassy offi cial present at the release said the guerrillas let them go be cause they were not politically valuable and got nothing in ex change for them Theyll keep the big he added The meeting inthe van Sun day morning between a masked woman member of the guerrilla band and Deputy Foreign Ministers Ramiro Zambrano and Camilo Jimenez was the first between any of the guerrillas and representatives of the government Mexican Ambassador Ricardo Galan one of the hostages who has been reported trying to mediate between the guerrillas and the government also was present and the back the van was removed so the guerrillas in the embassy could see inside President Julio Cesar Tur bays office said the meeting was held to make known the demands of the embassy occu piers and for the government to make known its interest in re solving such an angry The statement said more talks would be held but did not say when The guerrillas members of an ultraleftist organization called M19 are demanding million in cash the release of 311 other M19 members they claim are in jail safe conduct for all of them out of the coun try and worldwide publication of an antigovernment mani festo A highranking Colombian of ficial said Saturday that his government was willing to give the guerrillas safe conduct out of the country MANSON IN IRAN Mass murderer and cutt leader Charles Man son in a rare prison interview says he knits dolls and plays poker to idle away his eight life sen tences The mystic killer declares himself a patriot who would given a chance turn Iran into a parking lot if the Americanhostages were not freed See story on page 2 ELEPHANT WALK Dali the elephant who wouldnt budge from her stall for 3 Vi years has finally done it But she only exits backwards Details on page 17 OTHER FEATURES Gazetteland Dear Lottery HONESDALE Pa AP Convicted cop killer Russell Shoats who escaped from Hun tingdon Correctional Institute for 27 days in 1977 has fled again this time from Far view State Hospital Shoats 37 and another in mate convicted murderer Clif ford Futch 35 escaped at about Sunday from the states only facility for the criminally insane authorities said A nationwide search was un derway for the escapees who briefly took a hostage but re leased him unharmed police said Police and hospital spokes men said the pair believed now to have a car made good their escape with two pistols and a submachine gun smuggled into a visitation area at the hospi tal A visitor identifying herself as Cheryl Harris of Pittsburgh had gone into the mens room and was followed by Shoats state police said Shoats emerg ed with a pistol moments later they said Police said the woman followed Shoats out of the mens room wielding a sub machine gun which she gave to Futch Robert Hammel hospital su perintendent speculated that the woman smuggled the guns in by strapping them to her legs The machine gun he said had a collapsible stock As the three left the hospital they took hostage psychiatric security aide John Rollison of Waymart Rollison later was left bound with tape but unharmed in the back seat of the maroon geta way car which was left parked about five minutes from the hospital on Salem Mountain police said Hollison told police that his captors had met another ac complice at the and the three drove away jn the fourth persons car Rollison freed himself and was found by police walking to ward nearby Carbondale Shoats 36 was convicted in Oct of escape kidnap ping and other charges stemm ing from a September 1977 flight from Huntingdon Correc tional Institution where he was serving a life sentence for the 1970 murder of a Philadelphia No Comics The comic page was inad vertently omitted from to days edition Your favorite funnies will return tomor row and will be brought up to date when space per mits park police officer Futch of Lorain Ohio was serving time for an Allegheny County murder police said This is a hospital and we have not had a policy of searching Hammel said Weve said they could be Panel To Meet Hostages By The Associated Press Irans Ruling Revolutionary Council decided unanimously that the fiveman commis sion in Tehran will meet with the American Embassy hos tages a spokesman said today But there was still no in dication of when the meeting would take place An Iranian firing squad exe cuted seven members of the Forghan terrorist group early today less than 24 hours after the nations prosecutor general charged a leading Embas sy official with links to their se cret organization and asked that he be turned over to the revolutionary courts spokesman Samir Sam bar said the assurance of a meeting with the hostages was delivered this morning during a onehour meeting between the commission and Iranian For eign Minister Sadegh Ghotbza deh Ghotbzadeh had already promised such a meeting last week It was not immediately clear whether the council had won approval for the meeting from the embassy militants holding the hostages A spokesman for the militants insisted earlier to day that no decision had been taken on whether to approve a visit Sambar refused to answer any questions on details of the meeting saying Foreign Minis try officials had pledged to ad vise the commission later of de velopments concerning the tim ing He also said the council had promised to turn over to the commission all documents rele vant to its mandate by Tuesday evening Tehran Radio said the seven men were executed at 1 in the courtyard of Evin Prison in Tehran after being sentenced to death by the central Islamic revolutionary court for five murders an aftempted assassi nation and armed bank rob bery The broadcast said among their victims were Professor Mohammad Mofatteh a close associate of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and head of the theo See Page 6 Column 1 searched but she was not searched They visitors will be searched from now After his escape from Hunt ingdon Shoals abducted a pris on guard and his family and forced them to Maryland and into Uniontown The guard and his family were left tied to a tree Shoats lived two weeks in the woods of southwestern Penn sylvania before he was cap tured crouched in the back seat of a car on 40 in Washington County RUSSELL SHOATS killer escapes again Both Sides Rebels Report Heavy Losses ExPresident Eyes Party Backing Ford Makes Candidate Noises Reagan Tells Him To Join Fray By The Associated Press Former President Gerald R Ford says Ronald Reagan can not win the presidency but Reagan says if Ford thinks he can do better he should pack his long Johns and join the fray And fellow Republican George Bush who already is trying to head off a Reagan nomination says he can foresee a Ford challenge if the GOP convention in Detroit this sum mer is deadlocked Ford made his remarks in an interview published Sunday in the New York Times Reagan and Bush considered the front runners for the GOP nomi nation responded while cam paigning in Boston for Tues days primaries in Massachu setts and neighboring Vermont The former president who narrowly beat Reagan for the partys nomination in 1976 and just as narrowly tost the gener al election to Jimmy Carter muddied the 1980 Republican race with this latest in a long series of hints that he is avail able if the party wants him Every place I go and ev erything I hear there is the growing growing sentiment that Gov Reagan cannot win the Ford said I hear more and more often that we dont want cant afford to have a replay of That year the Republican ticket led by Sen Barry Gold water of Arizona suffered a landside the hands of President Lyndon B Johnson after a campaign in which the Democrats branded him as too conservative to be trusted with the White House Ford said in the interview confirmed by his executive as sistant Bob Bairett that Rea gan has the same problem It would be an impossible Ford said of a Rea gan nomination He said the former California governor is perceived as a most con servative Republican A most conservative Republican cant win in a national As for himself Ford said he might be better suited stoutly conservative fiscally moderate on social issues and internationalist in for eign affairs If there was an honestto goodness bona fide urging by a broadbased group in my party I would Ford said but he acknowledged that as of today the party hasnt asked In my is not going into the Bush re sponded But Reagan tossed a chal See Page 6 Column 7 By The Associated The Afghan rebels admitted heavy losses in one communist attack between Kabul and the Pakistani border but claimed severe Afghan army casualties in two battles and the capture of a town in the area Soviet MiG jets and helicop ter gunships bombed and straf ed the rebelheld village of Kot east of the Afghan capital kill ing 50 Moslem insurgents the rebels reported It was one of the highest tolls admitted by them in nearly two years of guerrilla war against the com munist regime An account of the fighting is sued Sunday in Pakistan by the rebel Hizbe Islami or Islamic Party said the rebels captured the village in Nangarahar Province several days ago and the Russians were trying to drive them out The communique did not say whether the guerrillas fled But it said the dead included the lo cal rebel commander and his deputy The rebel statement also claimed forces killed 90 Af ghan army troops and four So viet advisers in a battle at Na zian a village in the same province Eighteen rebels died in the fighting and Soviet air raids killed 80 civilians in cluding women and children in the area captured the town of Sultanpur and killed 40 government soldiers in a series of battles near Jalalabad 75 miles east of Kabul It said 30 government soldiers were taken prisoner Hebe sources in the south western province of Kandahar snid Sunday that Soviet aircraft attacked a mosque at Kherqa Mubarak killing 50 Moslems wlio were mourning the loss of lour relatives killed in an ear lier Soviet artillery attack The sources said there were several hundred persons in the mosque when the attack occurred and an undisclosed number were wounded None of the rebel claims See Page 6 Column 6 Return To The 40s Chief Tommy Hawk is sure glad he didnt take off this week to play golf in the South hard to putt through six inches of snow We missed the big snow again in our area and theres no snow in the forecast for Tuesday Itll only get into the low 20s tonight and the high Tuesday will be in the mid 40s Chance of precipitation is zero tonight and 20 percent to morrow The advance outlook is a bummer unless youve still got your heart set on skiing Peri ods of snow are expected Wednesday and Thursday and snow flurries are expected Fri day Highs will be in the 30s
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