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   Indiana Gazette (Newspaper) - April 15, 1980, Indiana, Pennsylvania                                Oscars On Page 4 i JL tj j a i lv Featured i r Your Gazette Today L A V Pirates Win Home Opener Story Photos On Page 16 TEDDY Man can go to the moon but he has yet to devise a lunch counter pepper shaker that works Vol 243 The Indiana County Area Newspaper That Serves Every Member of the Family Dnfruum fining daMte Two Sections 1980 Indiana Printing and Publishing Company All Rights Reserved Indiana Pennsylvania Tuesday April 15 1980 LATE Twentyeight Pages Twenty Cents Hostages Reported In Good Shape By The Associated Press One of two International Red Cross repre sentatives who visited one by one all the American hostages in the Embassy in Tehran said today he found their health to be rather good and their food supplies sufficient Dr Bernard Liebeskind a Geneva physi cian talked to reporters as he arrived at the Geneva airport from Iran carrying a bagfull of personal messages from the Americans now in their 164th day of captivity Liebeskind and Harald Schmid de Gruneck the Red Cross chief delegate in Tehran spent more than nine hours with the hostages Monday in the first visit to all of the captives by independent observers Liebeskind said of the hostages They look a bit pallid and they do not have much ex The two Swiss visitors took bananas with them he said The doctor said he had messages from all hostages for transmission to their families in the United States through Red Cross chan nels Both men were able to speak to all hos tages one by one but agreed not to disclose their total numnber said Michelle Mercier a Red Cross spokeswoman in Geneva She said this had been a condition set by the militants who took over the embassy Nov 4 before they agreed to the Red Cross visit authorities have said there are 50 hostages in the embas sy and three in the Foreign Ministry Schmid de Gruneck said in Tehran the two made a list of all the hostages and their home addresses and this along with their messages would be forwarded to the United States You can imagine those people have been there under rather difficult psychological conditions and they did appear in good Schmid de Gruneck told The Associ ated Press in a telephone interview Of course there are some people this is just human who support less than others those conditions but still I want to emphasize there is no very grave Schmid de Gruneck said he was convinced he saw all the hostages without any excep He said he discussed the conditions of their detention with their captors and sug gested some improvements I can only hope there will be some But he declined to be specific about his recommendations He said that contrary to usual Red Cross procedure the militants were present during his interviews with the hostages But I did he went on having in mind that it was better to act this way and see all the hostages rather than stop the visit and do In Washington State Department spokes man Hodding Carter said the Red Cross visit could be helpful to the hostages and their families but it was a palliative a mask for the central reality that they are being held Our objective is their Hojatoleslam Mohammad Moussavi Khoeini the spiritual leader of the militants told reporters in Tehran the captors would be See Page 4 Column 1 Kennedy Gets Backing From Unions Political Bouts Switch To Pennsylvania VANCE GREETS BEGIN Israeli Prime Minister Mena chem Begin hugs Secretary of State Cyrus Vance on Begins arrival at Andrews Air Force Base Monday Begin will meet with President Carter to discuss peace in the Mideast during his fourday visit AP Laserphoto Meets With Carter Begin To Speed Autonomy Talks WASHINGTON AP Is raeli Prime Minister Mena chem Begin heading into new summit talks today with Pres ident Carter says he will try to speed up negotiations on au tonomy for Palestinian Arabs But he seems to be giving no ground on the kind of council Palestinians living in Israeli held territory can elect We shall not interfere with the daily affairs of the inhabit ants but we shall assure the security of Israel and the fu ture of her Begin said Monday Concerned that a powerful Palestinian council could lead to a Palestinian state Begin takes the view that the Camp David agreement of Septem ber 1978 calls for giving the Palestinians no more than some municipal controls By contrast Egyptian Pres Last Snow Of Spring Well it had to happen Each year it seems we get some snow in April spring notwith standing Now Chief Tommy Hawk tells us theres some flurries in tonights forecast The low to night will be in the 30s with a 60 percent ichance of snow Wednes day will be partly sunny with a high in the low 40s and only a 20 percent chance of precipi tation Itll be mostly sunny and cool Thursday according to the extended outlook with a chance of rain Friday and then rain ending and warmer on Saturday ident Anwar Sadat who met with Carter last week wants the Palestinians to have legis lative and executive powers Despite his differences with the Egyptian leader Begins offer to accelerate the slow moving autonomy negotia See Page 4 Column 8 Obituaries on Page 20 EWING William 75 230 Ringneck Indi ana JOHNSTON Edwin 91 Blairsville RD 2 McMAHON Perry Reed 75 Pittsburgh LATE DEATH BOGDANSKI Paul 44 Pittsburgh By The Associated Press The battleground for presi dential politics switches in earnest to Pennsylvania to day with backers of both President Carter and Sen Ed ward M Kennedy saying the Massachusetts senator could upset Carter in the fight for the states 185 Democratic na Carter Gave Allies Wrong Impression WASHINGTON AP President Carters weekend interview with European tele vision reporters left a mi simpression over what the United States expects of its al lies State Department offi cials say The officials who requested anonymity said Monday that the president has not set a deadline for those allies to be gin sanctions against or break relations with Iran Saturday Carter told the European correspondents We have sent to the heads of nations all those represented by you a specific date at which time we would expect this common effort to be suc When reporters asked whether this meant a deadline for the allies they were told by officials who asked not to be identified that it did But officials of several na tions expressed puzzlement at those remarks and by Monday sources in some capitals were saying the administration had not issued any deadline for moves designed to pressure Iranian authorities into releasing the 50 American hostages held since Novem ber Some foreign officials said a deadline would make it more difficult for their governments to cooperate with the United States because it would leave the impression they were tak ing orders from Washington And by late Monday after noon administration officials themselves were agreeing that the allies had in fact not been given a deadline to act Speaking privately they said Carter had left a misim pression about his intentions that they wanted to correct Fight inflation buy 1 dinner get another one half price Both Dolphin locations tional convention delegates With the Pennsylvania pri mary just a week away Ken nedy is returning to Philadel phia today with his wife Joan and even Vice President Wal ter F Mondale says the chal lenger could defeat Carter in the state with the thirdlargest convention delegation On the Republican side for mer Ambassador George Bush is in Pennsylvania al ready pursuing a lastditch effort to stop former Califor nia Gov Ronald Reagan from gaining the partys nomina tion Reagan will be in the state Wednesday John Anderson the third ri val for the GOP nod has dropped off the campaign trail for a week meanwhile and sources say he is deciding whether to drop his Republi can effort and run as an inde pendent Kennedy comes back to Pennsylvania armed with new endorsements from two unions and Carter has won the backing of the United Mine Workers which has members working in Pennsylvanias coal fields The executive boards of the Service Em ployees International Union and Amal gamated Transit Union voted youve been putting off your income tax returns until the last minute you should be advised that the last minute is here Midnight is the deadline for filing set by the IRS Gazette photo by Beale Midnight Deadline For Filing Last Chance For Taxes WASHINGTON AP If youre one of the millions of taxpayers who have put off filing federal income taxes until the last minute because you owe money the last minute is here And the government can use the mon ey Legally taxpayers have until midnight to file their 1979 tax returns or be penalized and many post offices have made special arrangements to accept tax returns filed after the normal close of business The Internal Revenue Service expects to receive million tax returns today alone with equally large amounts during the next two days It estimates it will receive 93 million tax returns for 1979 up from 91 mil lion for 1978 The government expects a major influx of cash from the tax returns filed on deadline because taxpayers who owe the government money usually wait until the last minute to file Many if not most taxpayers will have higher total tax bills for 1979 a condition thats likely to continue this year unless President Carter changes his current opposition to a tax cut The nations 18 percent annual inflation rate results in more taxes because inflationboosted income pushes taxpayers into higher tax brackets This occurs even though the actual buying power of a workers earnings declines which happened to most workers last year Monday to back Kennedy cit ing his prolabor record and their dissatisfaction with Carter economic policies The leadership of the ber UMW based its endorse ment of Carter on his support for increased coal production Mondale made his conces sion that the Kennedy cam paign had eroded Carters ef forts Monday in WilkesBarre We might lose Pennsylva he said remarking on the most recent polls in the state Patrick Caddell the presi dents own pollster released a survey this weekend showing Carter trailing Kennedy by a 43 percent to 40 percent mar gin Terry Straub who heads Carters reelection effort in Pennsylvania said Monday that the poll adjusts expecta tions in a realistic Meanwhile Bush like Ken nedy is barnstorming the state telling voters We can turn it around here I havent even begun to fight Saltsburg Laundromat Fire Battled SALTSBURG A stubborn fire in the Saltsburg Laundro mat on Salt Street at Washing ton Street in Saltsburg has forced at least one family to flee their adjacent residence today Firemen from Saltsburg were summoned at and sounded a second alarm a short time later for more manpower as the blaze in the twostory structure gained headway Firemen from Avonmore reported to the scene with a pumper and Bell Township Salinal firemen had offered their assistance if needed One source said Mr and Mrs Vitali Vitali next door residents were evacuated around as a precaution ary measure Their home abuts the Laundromat build ing It is not known if the sec ond floor apartment above the laundromat was occupied nor has the cause of the fire been determined A source said the situation looked bad around Other details were not avail able at presstime Who Will Be First To Go Dispute Delays Departure Of Cubans LIMA Peru AP start of the airlift of Cubans from the Peruvian Embassy in Ha vana has been delayed by a dispute over who will be the first to leave The Peruvian government offered to take of the Cubans who crowded into its embassy compound Easter weekend It said it was ready to fly the first 500 to Lima as soon as the Cuban government would let them go and Charge DAffaires Armando Le caros submitted a list giving priority to the sick the aged and members of family groups However informed sources said the Cuban government rejected the list and countered with a list of 800 of the people who got safeconduct passes to leave the 20acre em bassy compound and wait at home for evacu ation Some of the wouldbe exiles were re ported spoken for The United States an nounced that it would take up to Costa Rica said it would admit 300 Spain invited 500 and Ecuador 200 Peruvian government sources said West Germany Brazil and Canada also made of fers Granma the Cuban government newspa per claimed that Yankee provocations were responsible for the flood of wouldbe ref ugees and suggested there was a connection with a Marine practice landing May 16 at the Navys Guantanamo base on the southeast coast of Cuba The coincidence of these events is not said a frontpage editorial in the pa per Nor maybe is the coincidence of epi demics and plagues in pork tobacco and sug ar cane since as in the past the hand of the 5 CIA could be behind all It said protest rallies would be held at the Peruvian Embassy on Saturday the 19th an niversary of the abortive Bay of Pigs inva sion on May 1 in Havanas Revolution Plaza and on May 16 at the Swiss Embassy where the diplomatic office is located Granma also attacked Venezuela for giving asylum to Cubans who reached its embassy and said Meanwhile bad weather off the Florida Keys washed out plans by Cuban exile lead ers in South Florida to send a flotilla of about 50 small craft to Cuba with supplies for the thousands at the Peruvian Embassy The winds were gusting up to 30 mph at Key West seas of 7 to 10 feet were running and only seven or eight boats 19 to 25 feet long showed up Monday PA CONGRESS More than a halfdozen congressmen could be unseated in the Pennsylvania primary See Pennayl vonia congress roundup story on page 6 HAITI AN INFLUX Immigration agents bonetired after the weekend arrival of more than 700 Haitian refugees call for National Guard help as they process another 135 of the Caribbean boat people who are swarming to South Florida in record numbers Details on page 10 Business Dear Lottery Womens   

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