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   Indiana Gazette (Newspaper) - April 5, 1980, Indiana, Pennsylvania                                TEDDY The Indiana County Area Newspaper That Serves Every Member of the Family What computers need is a gad get to identify the dope who pro grammed them with the incorrect data Vol 80 No 235 Five Sections Copyright0 1980 Indiana Printing and Publishing Company All Rights Reserved Indiana Pennsylvania Saturday April 5 1980 LATE sms Fifty Pages Twenty Cents Reds Cite Fed Lab Weapons MOSCOW AP Chemi cal weapons made in Penn sylvania and fatal in large concentrations are being sup pliedto Afghan rebels by the United States according to the semiofficial Soviet news agency Novosti A Novosti report on Friday from Kabul the capital of Af ghanistan said grenades with a somewhat peculiar look were discovered by a Soviet Afghan patrol after a recent firefight with those it de scribed as 40 members of a terrorist band trained by CIA It said the rebels grenades were filled with toxic CS sub stances and were labeled CS 517 made in Carlsberg Pennsylvania 15681 The designation CS has used previously in the United States for riot control gas Postal authorities in Philadelphia said they have of a town by the name of Carlsberg They said the zip code 15681 is used by Saltsburg a small town in western Pennsylvania is the location of Federal Laboratories described by the Wall Street Journal in an article last year as the worlds largest manu facturer of tear Novosti noted claims that the Soviet Union may have used chemical weapons in Afghanistan a charge de nied by Soviet authorities The news agency said the United States however was an actual user of chemical adding the Pentagon is repeating in Afghanistan the same atrocities which it com mitted in Parts of the Novosti report were broadcast by Moscow Radio The news agency said the rebel band started shooting at the SovietAfghan patrol and the patrol opened fire in its turn In the brief battle that ensued 24 bandits were killed the rest wounded two surren dered and only one managed to escape Two men among those killed turned out to be of Chinese Miller Appeals Rebuff PITTSBURGH AP Dr Ralph Miller a veteran urolo gist said he will appeal his dismissal from the staff of an Indiana County hospital to the state Supreme Court A panel of state Superior Court judges Thursday upheld Millers dismissal from Indi ana Hospitai where he had been on the staff 19 years He was suspended in February 1977 and the hospital later re voked his privileges following the death of an elderly coal miner The hospital charged Milier was guilty of unprofessional behavior and conduct for al legedly failing to consult other physicians order appropriate tests and keep proper medical records in the case countered that he was denied due process un der hospital policy He said hjs treatment procedures were acceptable and that charges against him were va gue and often outdated or hearsay appeal was rejected By Judges J Sydney Hoffman William Cercone and Donald An 11page court de cision written by Judge Hoff man upheld the hospitals ar guments Ask Sadat Overthrow As Hostages Worship REALLY EASTER BUNNY Twoyearold Stephen Fairman looks in amazement at the Easter Bunny at the Indiana Mall obviously thrilled at the prospects of what the holiday animal will bring him tomorrow The youngster is the son of Mr and Mrs Stephen Fairman Indiana Easter baskets holiday finery and family dinners will be a part of the Easter celebrations throughout the areaSunday Gazette photo by Beale Scientists Fooled By Mt St Helens VANCOUVER Wash AP After four ominous tremors in 16 hours led scientists to forecast a major eruption of lava enigmatic Mount St Helens belched nothing much hotter than ice The latest developments Friday left observers of the volcano in southwest Washington scratching their heads Every time we turn around this lady fools us an other said Steve Malone a seismologist at the University of Washington We dont know what to ex pect The mountain began erupt ing March 27 after a week of intense earthquake activity Periodic blasts continued Fri day with ash and steam reach ing an altitude of feet as the mountain spewed wisps of steam all day said For est Service spokeswoman Lynn Robertson The mountains crater has been slowly growing larger as pieces of the 100footthick Cool Tonight Balmy Easter After a chilly night tonight Chief Tommy Hawk sees a sunny and mild Easter Sun day Lows tonight will be from 20 to 35 degrees Easter should dawn sunny and mild with highs from 55 to 65 Winds will be southwest at ten hour or less Precipitation through Monday but showers are possible Tuesday and Wednesday from miles unlikely RACE HEATS I The race for Attorney General in Pennsylvania Is heating up See page 29 for the Viewing Harrisburg story about the new contest ICOAL LOOKS There is a new birlh of activity in the hard coal region of Pennsylvania Details are on page 21 r t OTHERFEATURES Church News Editorial 2 UcalNews Viewing Harrisburg 29 Weather Womens Section 18 glacier at the summit fall in and are ejected in desksized chunks said Tom Sayre of the Forest Service The ominous movements re corded Thursday and Friday were harmonic smooth rhythmic pulses that scientists say indicate move ment of molten rock beneath the mountain and foreshadow a major lava eruption After the tremors lasted 20 and 30 minutes Friday morn ing Malone said he thought he had the volcanos next move figured out It seemed like they the tremors were picking up in he said In all candor I was expecting the frequency to increase This lady is awfully diffi cult to predict I wouldnt be willing to predict anything right In Vancouver about 40 miles southwest of the vol cano Forest Service spokes woman Barbara Kennedy said the mountain had been real ly quiet Friday night But she added You never really know whats going to hap Despite the relative calm Malone emphasized that sci entists were closely monitor ing the sensitive devices keep ing tabs on the volcano around the clock This is really a media he said Its every bodys mountain Sometimes Pirates To Open Season Apr 14 PITTSBURGH lAP The world champion Pittsburgh Pirates will ride in a motor cade through downtown April 15 to celebrate the opening of the 1980 baseball season The Pirates will open their home season April 14 at Three Rivers Stadium icatfjs Obituaries on Page 25 HILL Edith 90 Saltsburg KD 2 KEPHART Leah Ruth 56 Indiana LoPRESTI Virgilio 98 Homer City McADAMS Kenneth 52 Blairsville REEGER Ethel Marie 75 Indiana RD 4 Woodland Lounge Rt 981 No Smoking for merly Lugar we scientists feel our But I guarantee you were often baffled about what Mother Nature is In another development Fri day 60 Washington National Guardsmen were called out to assist state and local authori ties with roadblocks and crowd control in the area Gov Dixy Lee Ray earlier de clared a state of emergen cy around the mountain And the Washington State Patrol issued a list of four sites that could be safely used by motorists wanting to get a good view of the mountain The two main state highways to the peak have been blocked off Local Merchant Dead At 98 A wellknown local business man Virgilio LoPresti 98 of Homer City died Friday in Berkley Mich He was the owner and oper ator of a produce store in Homer City for many years A complete obituary appears on page 25 By The Associated Press Irans president today called on the Egyptian people to overthrow President Anwar Sadat and press for the ex tradition of the deposed shah as the powerful Islamic Re publican Party demanded the American hostages remain in the hands of the militants at the Embassy in Tehran Meanwhile three American clergymen sympathetic to the Iranian revolution were en route to Tehran to hold Easter services for the 50 embassy hostages and try to help bring about reconciliation between America and It was the first time Presi dent Abolhassan BaniSadr had called for the ouster of Sa dat We hope this uprising will continue until the toppling of the regime which serves the interests of the enemies of he said in a statement carried by the official Pars news agency BaniSadr said a rally Thursday by Egyptian students at the local universi ty in the town of Assyut 236 miles south of Cairo showed the people did not want to give refuge to the deposed shah There was no immediate re action to the call for Sadats overthrow from Egyptian offi cials But in New Delhi where he was on a state visit Butros Ghali Egypts state minister for foreign affairs was quoted as saying the Moslem funda mentalist group that spon sored the rally did not have much strength or influence the Kuwaiti news agency re ported Ghaii also said Egypt will help defend Persian Gulf states against aggression from Iran or any nonArab country if asked to do so it said Sadats decision to grant Shah Mohammad Reza Pahla vi permanent sanctuary in Egypt last month raised a storm of protest among Irani ans demanding the return of their former monarch to stand trial on charges of murder and corruption The shah is in Egypt recovering from the re moval of his cancerous spleen and is undergoing treatment for the cancer which doctors say has spread to his liver Todays statement by the Islamic Republican Party the clerical faction on the ruling Revolutionary Council appeared to undermine fur ther a proposal to transfer the hostages now in their 154th day of captivity to Iranian government control The party said in its official party organ Jomhori Eslami Our position is clear and de cisive we think the hostages should remain in the hands of the The party is believed to have a majority on the 13 member Revolutionary Coun cil which on Thursday night delayed BaniSadrs proposal to ask the militants to turn over the hostages to the gov ernment BaniSadr said in a speech Tuesday he would ask the council to take custody of the hostages if President Carter pledged to issue no further propoganda or provoca The White House made such a pledge Wednesday and BaniSadr said Thursday he was satisfied and would re quest council action But on Thursday night the council voted to demand further clari fication from Carter Carter has so far go beyond what he has al ready said publicly on the is sue He has said BaniSadrs offer to take control of the hos tages was a positive develop ment and has deferred addi tional political and economic sanctions against Iran Foreign Minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh said Thursday night the council might recon sider the issue Sunday Iranian leaders reportedly want Carter to agree that the Iranian Parliament still being elected has the right to See Page 8 Column 8 Release Hostages In Easter Pledge BOGOTA Colombia AP Leftist guerrillas fulfilling a Holy Week pledge freed two more nondiplomats from the occupied Dominican Republic Embassy on Good Friday but there was no sign of a quick release for the 19 diplomats including Ambassador Diego Asencio now in their 39th day of captivity William Barquero Montiel a former Nicaraguan ambas sador to Colombia and Manu el Lozano a Spanish business men who sold liquor and other supplies to a number of em bassies here walked briskly from the occupied embassy and dodged reporters blocked behind police Hnes The two men had been held since Feb 27 when the leftists stormed the embassy during a diplomatic reception The guerrillas members of Movement19 now have re leased six hostages since Holy Week began on Palm Sunday They have promised to free their last remaining nondiplo matic captives three Colom bians and a Dominican by Easter Despite the guerrillas goodwill gesture the Roman Catholic Church issued a statement Friday through its archbishops in Bogota con demning the embassy occupa tion and urging the release of all hostages With the expected release of the last nondiplomats the guerrillas would hold 19 for eign envoys as bargaining cards in their effort to win freedom for 28 comrades they claim are political prisoners The Colombian govern ment which has scheduled a new negotiating session with the guerrillas for Monday has so far refused to budge from its refusal to release the jailed leftists The government Puerto Rican Terrorist FBI Catches PE No 1 EVANSTON III AP The man identified as the No 1 criminal suspect on the FBIs mostwanted list an al leged member of the Puerto Rican terrorist group FALN has been caught after a three year manhunt authorities say Carlos Alberto Torres 27 who police say operated a bomb factory in Chicago to supply explosives for the group and two other suspect ed FALN members were among 11 persons arrested Friday by Evanston police the FBI said Torres his wife Marie 24 and Ida Luz Rodriguez were among the five leading suspects in FALN bombings since 1974 that have killed five persons in Chicago Washing ton and New York City ac cording to the FBI James Ingram special agent in charge of the FBIs Chicago office said Torres and his wife were believed to have participated in bombings and Ms Rodriguez was be lieved to have been a material witness to bombings Torres was sought by the FBI on charges of interstate flight possession of explo sives conspiracy and viola tion of the National Firearms Act The other five men and three women arrested by Ev anston police in residential neighborhoods near Northwestern University were not immediately identi fied No charges had been filed against the 11 as of midnight pending efforts to identify the other eight Lt Robert Cole man said Torres father the Rev Jose Torres who went to Ev anston police station with three lawyers said his son considers himself a prisoner of war He does not ecognize the jurisdiction of the United States court He demands to be taken before an interna tional GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE IN INDIANA This was the scene yesterday during the three hour community Good Friday worship service conducted in the Grace United Methodist Church in Indiana The seven last words of Christ from the cross were the subject of the presentations made by a representative group of clergymen from area churches Those attending the worship would stay for as long as their schedule would allow Gazette photo by Beale claims they were convicted of common crimes and their re lease would violate nations constitution Wellinformed sources say the government offered a compromise earlier this week that would include shifting tri als of 305 alleged guerrillas members of five leftist groups from military to civi lian courts The proposal also called for inviting foreign ob servers to investigate allega tions of human rights viola7 tions in Colombia The sources said the guer rillas replied to the govern ment offer at a negotiating session outside the embassy on Thursday but no details of that response were made pub lic Curb On Overseas Wiretaps WASHINGTON Army has agreed to seek a judges approval before wire tapping civilians over seas thereby giving them the same protections as Ameri cans facing domestic surveil lance Attorneys for the govern ment and the American Civil Liberties Union said the agreement marked the first time the Army has said pub licly that it would obtain court orders in the United States for overseas wiretaps i The Army policy statement was part of a civil suit settle ment approved Friday by District Judge Louis F Ober dorfer The settlement ended a 6 yearold case in which 21 indi viduals and three organiza tions accused the Army of conducting illegal wiretaps and other improper surveil lance in West Berlin and West Germany The plaintiffs many of them antiVietnam War activists were represent ed by the AC LU Within the United government lawyers must ob tain court orders to conduct wiretaps unless theres an emergency Even in emergen cy cases the government must go to court as soon as possible after the wiretap is in place The Army will follow a simi lar policy for emergencies and will not be required to seek court orders in two other instances the settlement Those exceptions are when the subject of the wiretap is an agent of a foreign power or is in possession of foreign intelli gence information 2 Otherwise the Army agreed to seek judicial approval when there is probable cause to believe that an individual is committing has or is about to commit an that would be a crime in the United States VFW Club Dance Saturday Members guests Diamonds Open Sunday 103 Dance Tonight Sams Tav ern Chambersville Dos 1 RUiiperos open faster 1 Dinner Beer to go   

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