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   Indiana Gazette (Newspaper) - April 29, 1980, Indiana, Pennsylvania                                County Library System Lacks Funds To Cease Operation By CARL KOLOGIE Gazette Assistant Editor Due to the lack of local funding the Indi ana County Library Systemwill cease oper ation in the near future Mrs Nancy Fricke president of the li brary board informed members of the Indi ana Area School District Board of Educa tion Monday night that the State Library Board informed the local system via a tele phone call that afternoon that funding to the Indiana County System would be discon tinued due to lack of local funding She told the board that this year the coun ty commissioners allocated to the county system In 1978 and 1979 the county had granted each year to the library system Originally we had intended to request from the board to provide residents of the school district the benefits of the county library system Now we only tell you what you will Fricke explained to the board that al though the library in Indiana would not close it would no longer be free to residents of Armstrong Township and Shelocta Borough as it had been in the past She said that the library would be free to all for the remainder of the year but in 1981 the cost for a library card would be approxi mately per capita for residents of Arm strong Township and Shelocta Borough or approximately She requested that the board providethe since these two municipalities are in the Indiana Area School District Residents of Indiana and White Township are not charged for library cards since borough council and the White Township Su pervisors allocate funds annually to the li brary in Indiana The county librarian Linda Pulliam pointed out that the county system must abide by the state library code and it specif ically states that there cannot be a decrease in funding The county system was born in 1977 with a grant from the commissioners and was received in state aid In 1978 the county received a federal grant of and in state aid plus from CETA for the librarians salary Last year the federal grant was a twoyear grant while the state added and again CETA paid the librarians salary Yesterday the county system was notified they must return of the in state aid that had been allocated for 198 due to the fact that the county had reduced their allotment to The county must also re turn in books and equipment which will be distributed to other areas of the state See Page 4 Column 5 TEDDY Theres nothing like good hard work to make you realize your job isnt so bad after all Vol 255 The Indiana County Area Newspaper That Serves Every Member of the Family JnMana lEumttto Four Sections Copyright9 1980 Indiana Printing and Publishing Company All Rights Reserved Indiana Pennsylvania Tuesday April 29 1980 LATE Forty Pages Twenty Cents Vance Replacement Decision Due Carter May Name Christopher Independent presidential candidate John Anderson left is considering CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite as a running mate the New Republic Magazine report ed Monday AP Laserphoto Signs Agreement Cor atomic To Develop Artificial Pancreas Coratomic Inc has signed a contractual agreement with St Jude Medical Inc to fur ther develop the Coratomic artificial pancreas it was an nounced here today by David L Purdy president of Cora tomic The agreement provides that Coratomic will develop and conduct testing of the in sulindispensing device at its Indiana research and manu facturing facility St Jude Medical located in St Paul will be responsible for its clinical evaluation and marketing The primary market for such a device consists of ap proximately diabet ics who acquired the disease in childhood or who require one or more insulin injections per day In addition to dispensing insulin the device could possibly be used to dispense other medicines such as heparin chemotherapy agents or hormones The techniques of insulin de livery by means of an im plantable device is expected to be more effective than pres PreTrial Motions Presented By SHARONSANTUS GazetteSlafTWriler Pretrial motions in the case of Michael Jay Travaglia 21 Apollo RD 4 and John Charles Lesko also 21 Pittsburgh two men accused of drowning a Mount Lebanon man near Ernest Jan 3 were presented Monday in the Indiana County Courthouse President Judge Earl R Handler heard motions from John Armstrong counsel for Lesko Jay Rubin and Philip Ursu of the Indiana County Public Defenders Office counsel for Travaglia con cerning various requests in cluding a change of venue and separate trials Several of the motions will be handled during pretrial conferences while Judge Han dler considers others and renders a decision later Arguing against the motions was Gregory A Olson Indi ana County District Attorney Concerning a change of ven ue the defense attorneys re served their right to present those arguments during jury selection if it is evident that selection of an unbiased panel See Page 4 Column 4 Dinner Bell 2 week price freeze See Wednesdays Gazette ent day injections The insulin delivery rate will be con trolled by an external pro gramming device which will enable the physician to adjust the patients insulin dosage rate to meet varying daily re quirements Coratomic a producer of cardiac pacemakers and pac ing electrodes will utilize the agreement proceeds to im prove and expand its present product line and for general corporate purposes Additional personnel will be added to the Coratomic staff as a result of the development project WASHINGTON AP Back from a quick trip to ex press his personal thanks to the servicemen injured in an aborted attempt to rescue American hostages in Iran President Carter is preparing to name a secretary of state to replace the one who quit in protest to the mission The man most commonly mentioned as the likely suc cessor to Secretary of State Cyrus R Vance was his depu ty Warren Christopher Carter was expected to re veal his choice to congression al leaders before announcing it at a 9 EOT nationally televised news conference from the East Room of the White House Weeks before Vance re signed in a rare public clash of views on the failed rescue mission Carters top national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski said he expected Vance to be replaced by Chris topher early next year Brzez inski long pictured as a Vance rival said he did not want the job and reported that Carter was favorably inclined to Christopher The Iran rescue mission wasnt the first time Vance had expressed his disagree ment with Carter Earlier this year the de parting secretary of state made a formal written dis sent to Carters intention to ban food exports to Iran a plan that never was imple mented In Texas after his hospital visit to the injured survivors of the rescue mission the presidents first trip outside the Washington area since the hostage crisis began Nov 4 Carter called Vance a fine and dedicated man who has served this nation But he said Vances depar ture and the circumstances that prompted it could not have any adverse effect at all on the efforts to rescue the American hostages nor will it have any impact on the The White House said Carter was acting as com manderinchief on his trip to San Antonio and presidential press secretary Jody Powell said he knew of no plans for Carter to take up campaign travels as long as the hostages remain in Iran However Texas holds its Democratic primary Satur day and the White House ob viously was not unmindful of the political calendar The fourperson press pool aboard Air Force One for the trip was expanded to include reporters from the two daily newspa pers in Dallas Ironically Carter met with Air Force Airman 1st Class William Tootle the leasthurt of the five survivors at Wil ford Hall Medical Center the institution where the deposed shah of Iran had last been treated in the United States before taking refuge first in Panama and then in Egypt The Moslem militants occupy ing the Embassy at Tehran have demanded the shahs return to Iran in ex change for releasing the hos tages I wanted you to know how proud we all are of Carter told the pajamaclad Tootle You all did your part Board Studies Possible Cuts Indiana School District Residents May Face 20Mill Jump In Real Estate Taxes By CARL KOLOGIE Gazette Assistant Editor Residents of the Indiana Area School Dis trict received another financial jolt when it was announced at Monday evenings special meeting of the Indiana Area School Board that real estate taxes may be increased by as much as 20 mills in order to meet the 198081 budget Vice president Tony Hewitt who chaired the meeting in the absence of board president William Balint issued a statement concern ing the new budget and revealed that initial fiscal meetings have indicated that a 20mill hike on real estate taxes could be a reality Hewitt listed the following reasons for the possible 20mill hike no increase this year in state reimburse ment added expense of operating a votech school in the county increased costs of transportation renewal of a contract with the Indiana Area Education Association The pact ex pires at the end of this school year and negoti ations are currently underway He emphasized that the district has not raised real estate taxes in the past three years as the budget has been balanced with reserves that the board had accumulated Hewitt stated that there are two areas the board is currently studying where sizeable cuts may be possible The first area is material supplies and equipment and the second is the reduction in the number of personnel Reduction of personnel is due to the decline in enrollment and the fact that approximately 200 students from the Indiana School District will be attending the votech school when it opens in September He pointed out that the board hoped to make these cuts without loss of program We hope to reduce that millage figure pri or to the announcement of the new Only one meeting is scheduled next month and that is on May 19 The proposed budget will probably be revealed at this meeting Board member William Buchanan stated that he was very concerned that the state is not making an effort to assist school districts with this problem He said the inflation rate was currently at 18 percent and that the district received 44 percent subsidy and not 50 percent as stated by the subsidy act Its time for the residents of the school dis trict to approach the state government and ask we be treated he stated A questionnaire was received from the Pennsylvania School Board Association ask ing the districts opinion on holding a state PIAA football playoff The board voted unani mously against it According to a preliminary survey on the votech school approximately 166 students are enrolled in the 15 classes that will be of fered Indianas quota this year was 217 It is anticipated that the full quota will be achievd within two or three years Approval was granted to employ four mu sic instructors for 30 days four hours per day for the summer instrumental program from June 13 through July 25 They are Thomas Shadle David Jeckavitch and Beth Reifsteck all at per hour and Dwight Pec See Page 4 Column 8 Tab features Dr Worthens Inauguration Todays Indiana Evening Gazette includes a special eightpage tabloid edition on the inauguration of Dr John Worthen as president of Indiana University of Pennsylvania The inauguration is scheduled at Sat urday on the university campus Todays special tabloid includes news of theinau guration and symposium as well as background ma terial on the university and comments from former IUP Drizzle Season Were in the drizzle season according to our precipitation prognosticator Chief Tommy Hawk Itll be most ly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain or drizzle through Wednesday says Chief with overnight lows from 40 to 45 and a high tomorrow near 60 degrees The extended outlook calls for continued chance of showers Thursday then part ly cloudy Friday and Satur day Highs will be in the 60s each FALSE Dr Edward Teller who helped develop the atom ic bomb says President Carter is lulling the nation into a false sense of security by suggesting it could win a Middle Eastern oil war Details on page 7 DENNIS CONFIRMED After months of delay Shirley Dennis is confirmed as secretary of community affairs See story on page 17 OTHER FEATURES Business Shooting Reports Differ Iran Reports Confrontation With Jets Over Gulf By The Associated Press Iran claimed two carrier based fighter jets start ed to shoot at an Iranian pa trol plane over the Gulf of Oman today in the first Iranian military confrontation since the American hostages were seized nearly six months ago The Pentagon denied there was any shooting In Washington the Defense Department said Two F14 aircraft from the aircraft car rier Nimitz made a routine in tercept of an Iranian C130 air craft near the Strait of Hor muz The aircraft escort ed the Iranian plane back to Iranian air space It was a routine intercept There was no firing of Dear Lottery Womens Two Die In Sundays Storm 50 Small Boats Resume Freedom Flotilla To Cuba KEY WEST Fla AP In the calm following a storm 50 small boatsleft in a long thin line this morning for Cuba re suming the Freedom Flotil la that has brought about refugees to the United States in the past week Despite the deaths of two exiles during a baby hurri cane Sunday boat captains took advantage of the break in the weather and set out on the 90mie journey across the treacherous Florida Straits to the Cuban port of Mariel Today seas were running 3 to 4 feet and winds were clocked at 10 to 15 knots as contrasted with Sunday when gusts exceeded hurricane force One captain who left here today said the boaters planned to stay together to prevent a repeat of Sundays Havoc that saw boats scat tered all over the straits and the Coast Guard deluged with distress calls Meanwhile Radio Havana quoting the Communist Party newspaper Granma said more than boats were in Mariel harbor waiting for the break in the weather to load refugees The broadcast monitored in Miami said no boats had were allowed to leave the harbor during the stormy weather conditions On Monday Florida Gov Bob Graham declared a state of emergency in counties struggling to handle the influx of refugees The Immigration and Na turalization Service dispatched 100 more Border Patrol agents to deal with the sealift and customs agents seized three shrimp boats Monday slapping heavy fines on the owners who brought 507 illegal aliens into the United States In Miami immigration offi cials locked up more than a dozen Cubans who fellow refu gees identified as criminals and INS officer Kent Wheeler said there were signs Cuban President Fidel Castro was sending his For the first time since the ragtag boatlift began eight days ago there were no arriv als from Cuba on Monday fol lowing a storm with hurri caneforce winds that pum meled the 90mile straits be tween Florida and the communistcontrolled island Despite choppy seas how ever about 100 small craft put out for the Cuban port of Mar iel to join boats already waiting to take on refugees The weather was expected to improve today The bodies of two Florida men who set out to retrieve relatives in Cuba were pulled from their capsized cabin cru iser one of at least 26 such boats many of which were de serted Authorities said it would be highly remark able if all aboard the boats had been saved The Coast Guard using 12 vessels brought ashore a doz en boats and more than 50 sur vivors of the Sunday stormi Washington officials said the Iranian airplane came within approximately 50 miles of the Nimitz and the two F 14s were launched to look it over The Nimitz is one of about 30 warships sta tioned in the Indian Ocean fol lowing the takeover of the Embassy in Tehran last Nov 4 by Iranian militants and the December Soviet thrust into The official Iranian news agency Pars quoted the Irani an army joint staff as saying the two American planes started to shoot at the Iranian plane but four Iranian jets were sent up and they ward ed off the Pars quot ed the army as saying the planes changed their direc tion as the four Iranian jet fighters escorted the patrol plane back to Iran Meanwhile Iranian Foreign Minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh escaped unharmed from what appeared to be an assassina tion attempt in Kuwait Irans army mobilized for a major offensive against Kurdish reb els in Sanandaj and a contro versial churchman arrived in Tehran to take charge of the bodies of the commandos killed in the abortive hos tage rescue Geroge Perez one of 24 people rescued by the Coast Guard after a hurricaneforce storm blew through the Floirda Straits Sunday disembarks from the Coast Guard cutter Diligence Monday in Key West Perez was aboard the 27foot boat Marisol en route to Cuba to pick up relatives when the storm hit and his boat lost power AP Laserphoto Obituaries on Page 21 PENDLEBURY Wilmcr C 80 Hamill Road Indiana RD 3 SHAULEY John 77 Salisbury RD 1 Nowry town 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