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   Titusville Herald  (Newspaper) - November 3, 1976, Titusville, Pennsylvania                             Cloudy Good Morning It will be cloudy today in the Oil Creek Valley with high In the 40s Occasional anew flurries tonight and Thursday with low tonight in the 20s and high Thursday in the 30s FIFTEEN CENTS News and Advertising Pipeline Into the Oil Creek Valley TITUSVILLE PA WEDNESDAY MORNING NOVEMBER 3 1976 THK DHAKK Carter Holds S Heinz Gains Senate Seat Lead in Presidential Race PHILADELPHIA AP Democrat Bill Green all but conceded the race for the US Senate to John Heinz Tuesday night My own judgment is that we not win this election he told supporters at a Phila delphia hotel The Philadelphia vote came in first and gave Democrat Bill Green a 300000vote cushion But the lead deteriorated rapid ly as late votes poured in from Pittsburgh and its suburbs It was an area where Green needed to do well to win but it was also Heinz country and the congressman from Pittsburgh was picking up more than his share of the Democratic output Presidential hopeful Jimmy Carter was doing better than Green in normally Republican counties But with returns from the western counties still flow ing in Carters edge over Pres ident Gerald Ford was falling off too With 77 per cent of the 9645 precincts in Green had 1646 390 votes to 1698979 for Heinz Carters total was 1772054 and Ford had 1633345 Gandhi Given New Sweeping Powers NEW DELHI India AP charges that this was Parlia A constitutional amendment giving Prime Minister Indira Gandhis government sweeping authority to remold this nation of 610 million people was ap proved Tuesday by the lower house of Parliament The amendment which the government says will speed a socioeconomic revolution and the opposition says will legiti mize dictatorship was ap proved 36M with most opposi tion lawmakers of the 523mem ber house boycotting in protest This bill will open the flood gates to regimentation and dic tatorship charged PG Mava lankar one of the few dis senting independents still sit ting with members of the ruling Congress party majority and its allies in the Communist party God will not forgive the sin you are about to commit he told the special legislative ses sion climaxing weeks of debate on the constitutional amend ment Though you are in a large majority you are not sus tained by morality Speaking for the government Law Minister HR Gokhale chastized the very rigid and backwardlooking opponents of the bill for trying to block con solidation of the gains he said have resulted from Indias 16 monthlong state of emergency With Mrs Gandhi in attend ance Gokhale said the measure puts beyond doubt the su premacy of Parliamentand keeps law in tune with society with the people at large Replying to opposition Obstruction Charge Set PHILADELPHIA AP The president of the suburban Bucks County Bar Association has been charged with obstruct ing a Secret Service agent as signed to protect President Ford during last Saturdays election campaign visit William H Eastburn 3rd was arrested at the Oxford Valley Mall when he refused to move his camper from an area Se cret Service agents had roped off The lawyer was freed in 000 bail Monday by US Magis trate Edwin E Nathons pend ing a further hearing Nov 29 Agent Lewis Merletti said Eastburn and four friends were sitting on the roof of the camp er awaiting Fords arrival He asked them to move out and when Eastburn refused he was arrested Maximum penalties for the offense are a fine a year in jail Soviets Offer Jet Fighters LIMA Peru AP The For eign Ministry reported Tuesday that Moscow has offered ex cellent conditions for the sale of Soviet jet fighters to Peru The ministry denied earlier reports attributed to Foreign Minister Jose de la Puente that the purchase had been con firmed The ministrys press office said de la Puente had been misinterpreted at a news con ference when he was asked about Perus plans to replace some of its aging warplanes It said the minister replied that the Soviet Union was the only country to offer to sell the jets to Peru and the conditions were excellent merits darkest hour the law minister said it was Parlia ments finest hour The amendment which re writes the preamble and 59 clauses of Indias 26yearold democratic charter goes to the upper house next week for vir tually certain approval Passage of the bill by the lower house came just three days after the government an nounced postponement of elec tions for at least another year the second such postponement since Mrs Gandhi proclaimed a national emergency on June 26 1975 The two developments cleared the way for Mrs Gan dhis government to move ahead with virtually unfettered freedom though neither Mrs Gandhi nor her cabinet mem bers have given any specific in dication what further changes might be in the offing The amendment itself while adding a set of fundamental duties for each citizen con centrates on rewriting those ar ticles of the constitution which the government says the oppo sition has used to impede social and economic reform Heinz had maintained a lead through the first third of the precincts reporting but that was before the flood of Demo cratic votes began gushing in from Greens Philadelphia base In congressional contests Re publican Marc Marks upset six term Democratic incumbent Jo seph Vigorito in the 24th Dis trict of Crawford Erie and Mercer Counties With 58 per cent of the precincts in Marks led by more than 13000 votes At least four Democrats and three Republicans all in cumbents were on their way to new terms in Congress Green ran for Congress seven times successfully in a safe Philadelphia district His father held the seat for 18 years be fore him Heinz who has been in Con gress for five years spent million on his campaign million of that from his own wallet Hes heir to the Pitts burghbased Heinz food com pany Green made the Heinz money a campaign issue The 13year veteran of Congress labeled his battle the man against the money in the closing weeks He said Heinz was trying to buy the Senate sett Greens campaign cost about mostly from contribu tions In retaliation Heinz accused Green of being tied to the states Democratic machine WASHINGTON AP Jim my Carter swept out of the South gained the advantage in the big battleground states of the Industrial heartland and held the lead over President Ford as the votes were counted Tuesday night in their content for the White House He was gaining 52 per cent of the popular vote with 26 per cent of the nations precincts counted Ford was capturing 47 per cent But Carters electoral vote margin was wider as the count moved westward toward terri tory where Ford may be stronger quickly captured command of the new Senate a foregone conclusion given their lopsided dominance of toe old Democrat Carter had won in 10 states with 88 electoral votes He led in IB more and they offered a total of 187 elec toral votes He thus led for 276 electoral votes six more than it will take to elect a President But in some key states like Ohio the margins were narrow and the outcome in doubt Ford had carried Indiana and Kansas for 20 electoral votes and led in 15 states for 149 more Carter had carried Kentucky Georgia the District of Colum bia Florida West Virginia Massachusetts Tennessee Ar kansas Delaware and Ala bama He led in Illinois Ohio Penn sylvania and Fords own Mich igan all listed among the cru cial big states that were the fi nal campaign targets of both President and challenger Ford led narrowly in partial returns from Texas He cracked Carters Southern base with alead in Virginia and in Oklahoma He was ahead hi New Jersey and in New York Rhodesia Expects Commando Raids SALISBURY Rhodesia AP Whiteruled Rhodesia rein forced military border positions Tuesday in anticipation of re taliation for commando raids into Mozambique Several hun dred black nationalist guer rillas were reported killed and several of their camps de stroyed in the raids In the mountains surrounding the frontier town of Umtali in creased numbers of govern ment troops manned mortars Water Pollution Tiii 1 hreat in Philly PHILADELPHIA AP The dty kept a close watch on its water supply Tuesday but it appeared residents had nothing to fear from an anonymous threat to pollute the water un less a handsome ransom was paid Bright and Brief Dean Gets Hard Time BEVERLY HILLS Calif AP A man with no friends has a tough time getting a library card Ask John Dean When Dean moved here last year and applied for a library card he listed no personal references The clerk told Dean he must list a reference Dean was unable to come up with the name of a friend I dont have a friend If I ever get one Ill come back the librarian quoted Dean as saying as he tore up the form After he left a librarian who thought she recognized Dean pieced the application back together The name on it was John Wesley Dean III one of the central figures in the Watergate scandals The library said John Wesley Dean III later returned with the name of a friend and was issued a library card Jump on John Browns Body LAKE PLACID NY AP Skiers at the 1980 Winter Olym pics here may have to make their jumps practically over John Browns body and some people dont like that idea The remains of the preCivil War abolitionist have been a moldering in the grave since 1859 on his upstate New York farm near here far from the scene of his antislavery exploits In Harpers Ferry Va and in Kansas The farm was established in 1849 to provide homes and jobs for blacks mi grating to the North Now a proposed tower for the 90meter ski jump would be vis ible from the graveslte and might have an adverse visual impact on the character of the farm according to an environ mental statement prepared for the Lake Placid Olympic Or ganizing Committee Survives New York FRESNO Calif AP Marlene Somsak is safely back in school here a survivor of the New York experience Ms Somsak 23 a journalism major at Fresno State Univer sity was among 28 interns who worked at Seventeen magazine and lived in a dormitory at New York University Six hours after she arrived in New York a pickpocket lifted her that was jus t the beginning Then a bomb was found in my dormitory and I watched the police defuse it A student arsonist living in the dormitory set several fires A man exposed himself to me on the subway and Seventeen sent my paycheck to California by mistake All this within two weeks Ms Somsak who prefers that designation said she values the experience gained from interning on a national magazine but Id rather stay in California Denis on Ford Street HARTFORD Conn AP Connecticut Democrats sched uled a postdection victory celebration Tuesday night in a ballroom on Ford Street Following receipt of the tape recorded threat Monday morn ing city officials took emergen cy procedures to protect the water supply After a night of careful monitoring Hillel Le vinson managing director pro nounced the water safe and un tainted The taperecording found in a city hall conference room at 9 am Monday ordered the city to drop million from a heli copter along the Delaware Riv er Otherwise the male voice said he would dump 1000 gal lons of home heating oil into the water system at midnight Levinson said the city consid ered the message a serious threat ordered the monitoring and asked residents to examine their drinking water carefully for strange odors or dis coloration But Levinson noted there was no cause for alarm Even if the oil had been poured into the system its worst effect would have been to cause nausea he said Officials said they also would have been able to flush out any oil almost immediately Levineon again Tuesday re fused to disclose whether or not the city had obtained the mon ey On Monday Levinson told a news conference that the city had followed the recorded in structions to send a helicopter to the drop site He said the helicopter pilot did not spot the flashing lights that the record ing said would identify the drop spot The helicopter returned to Philadelphia International Air port when the lights were not discovered Philadelphia the nations fourth largest city has three main reservoirs three treat ment plants 10 pumping sta tions and 3200 miles of pipe in its water system and field guns trained on bases in the neighboring black Marx ist state Mozambique has been reported setting up new rocket and mortar positions opposite Umtali Security forces said a white soldier and eight guerrillas bad been killed in clashes in the past 24 hours They also said guerrillas burst into a bar in the northwestern mining town of Wankie late Monday and sprayed it with bullets wound ing two blacks in the bar Informed sources said at least seven camps used by black guerrillas trying to bring down Rhodesias white regime were attacked in 36 hours from early Sunday by black and white Rhodesian government troops Mozambique accused Prime Minister Ian Smiths govern ment of a major military as sault on an independent sover eign state Rhodesia denied it was an Invasion and said its forces struck in pursuit of guerrillas who had been at tacking positions in Rhodesia No official details have been released here of the raids but unofficial sources said Rhode sian forces suffered some casu alties It was a bloody good show Its about time we hammered these blokes and showed them that we mean business said a government official It was the first Rhodesian op eration into Mozambique since an August raid in which com mandos reported killing 340 persons The Mozambique gov ernment claimed at least 618 persons were killed JIMMY CARTER In congressional elections the Democrats moved toward their alreadyassured control of the new Senate and the House of Representatives Carter flew from Plains Ga to Atlanta in a bouyant and confident mood talking already of his plans for transition to a new Democratic adminis tration In Washington Democratic National Chairman Robert Strauss said things are look ing good We havent lost one single state that we expected to car ry he said We have carried a couple that we thought we might lose Republicans staged a rally in a Washington hotel cheering every time the counting board registered a state lead for Ford This was the national picture with 26 per cent of the pre cincts reporting Fords popular vote was 10 477726 or 47 per cent Carter tallied 11365008 or 52 per cent In the 33 Senate races Demo crats won seven and led in 11 Republicans won four and were ahead in five Forty Democrats and 27 Republicans are hold overs in the Senate where 51 seats comprise a majority In the 435 House races Democrats won 101 seats and led for 122 while Republicans took 23 races and were ahead in 99 It takes 218 seats to forge a majority in the House where Democrats now dominate 290 to 145 Democrats won in three of the 14 races LT governor and led in three others Republicans captured two races and led in four The terms of 36 gover nors 28 Democrats seven Re publicans and an independent did not expire this year i Democrat James Sasser a former state Democratic chair man upset Republican Sen William E Brock III in Ten nessee ousting a senator who had hopes of moving to the na tional stage in elections to come In Indiana former In dianapolis Mayor Richard G Lugar defeated Democratic Sen Vance Hartke Republican John C Danforth the 40yearold attorney general of Missouri won a Senate seat there defeating former Gov Warren E Hearnes to succeed the retiring Democrat Stuart Symington Rep Paul Sarbanes a Balti more Democrat who gained note in the hearings on im peachment of Richard M Nix on defeated GOP Sen J Glenn Beall of Maryland At Press Time Here at a glance are the lat est election returns in the race for president with 50 per cent of the nations precincts report ing Carter 21243321 51 pc Has won 15 states with 134ev Leads in 9 states with 148 ev Ford 19742872 48 pc Has won 8 states with 62 ev Leads in 16 states with 178 ev Needed to win 270 of the 538 electoral votes ev from the 50 states and the District of Co lumbia Supreme Court Ruling Gives Employes Religious Freedom WASHINGTON AP An employes religious principles even those against working on certain days of the week must normally be accom modated by an employer the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday The justices split 44 in decid ing the case of a Kentucky man fired from his job because his religious convictions would not allow him to work on Satur days Justice John Paul Ste vens took no part in the courts deliberations An equal split in the high court automatically upholds the ruling of a lower court In this case the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Park er Seal Co was guilty of reli Micombero Falls To Military Coup KINSHASA Zaire AP A military coup has toppled Pres ident Michel Micombero of Bur undi a small and violencerid den centra African nation where plotting is a centuries old lifestyle A radio broadcast Tuesday from the Burundian capital of Bujumbura said the Monday coup was bloodless An official communique of the Burundi armed forces said the new leaders were Lt Col Jean Ba gaza deputy chief of staff and a Maj Nzimana a helicopter pilot The communique said the 36 yearold Micombero who took power in a coup 10 years ago was very tired apparently indicating the rebels considered him unfit to carry on his duties A Belgian expert in African af fairs said on Brussels radio Tuesday that Micombero had become a notorious alcohol ic The Burundi radio said the communique denounced the de teriorating economic situation of the country and the selfish clans that had been leading the government Tht commu nique blamed both Burundians and foreigners for the prob lems Besides Micombero other leaders of the government and the countrys single political party reportedly were ousted The fate pf the deposed leaders was not known gious discrimination The courts decision as is usual with 44 votes was not accompanied by a written deci sion Stevens office wouldnt discuss why the justice dis qualified himself from the case but Philip B Kurland an attor ney representing intervenors in the case is an associate attor ney for Stevens former law firm Paul Cummins was fired from his job as a supervisor at Parker Seals rubber seal plant in Berea Ky in 1971 He bad joined the Wide World Church of God in 1970 and the com p a n y accommodated his scruples against working on Saturdays for 14 months Company officials said they decided to fire Cummins be cause his refusal to work on those Saturdays when the plant was in operation had caused morale problems among other supervisors and workers and had cost Parker Seal consider able overtime expenses Cummins had worked for the company since 1958 being pro moted to a supervisors job in 1965 When joining the World Wide Church he told his employer that he would not be able to work from sundown Friday to No More Concordes sundown Saturday A district court ruled that Parker Seal acted lawfully in firing Cummins but the ap peals court reversed that deci sion It ruled that the federal Civil Rights Act requires a reasonable accommodation of an employes religious prac tices The law the appeals court noted makes exceptions for an employer who can prove it is unable to reasonably accom modate the employes reli gious beliefs The court of ap peals on a 21 vote decided that Parker Seal had not prov en that it was not able to ac commodate Cummins Attorneys for the company however argued that the law was unconstitutional because it forced employers to favor cer tain employes The case now returns to the district court with the court of appeals orders intact that the trial court consider Cummins reinstatement back pay and at torneys fees LONDON AP Britain and France announced Tuesday Bujumburas airport and the they have decided not to build Worldat AGlance JOHANNESBURG AP Police fired tear gas to break up fighting in a nearby town ship between black militants and black workers opposing a weeklong work stoppage to protest recent arrests of non whites Helms To Retire As Envoy to Iran WASHINGTON AP Rich ard Helms former director of the Central Intelligence Agen cy has decided to retire as am bassador to Iran US officials said Tuesday The 64yearold Helms was named to the Tehran post in 1973 and is considered one of the most influential ambassa dors to have served in Iran Helms notified President Ford of his intention to retire several days ago the sources said but the chief executive de cided to hold back an an nouncement until after the Tuesday election Helms will remain in office until the end of the year Helms was CIA director from 1966 to 1973 a period covering some of the most controversial activities of the agency Critics have charged that Helms supervised activities which included torture and as sassination in Vietnam direct interference in the domestic ac tivities of such countries as Chile and the training of secret police for other nations in cluding Iran A major criticism against Helms concerned allegations that the agency was involved in the Watergate scandal and sub sequent coverup national borders were closed telecommunications suspended and a dusktodawn curfew im posed informed Belgian sources said The broadcast from Bujumbura said the coun try was quiet In the decade since Micom beros bloodless coup tens of thousands of persons have been killed in tribal slaughters and abortive rebellions in Burundi a nation of 38 million that is one of the poorest and most densely populated in the world Slightly smaller than Mary land landlocked Burundi was a German colony before World War I and then a Belgian trust territory until gaining inde pendence in 1962 For centuries the majority Hutu and minority Tutsi tribes have fought each other for power and the domi nant Tutsis themselves have been torn by rivalries between clans Micombero is a member of the ruling Hima clan part of the Tutsi tribe a tall aristo cratic people also called Wa tusi The Himas have long been opposed by the Banyarugunis the majority clan among the Tutsis Iowa Rainbow Clouded INDIANOLA Iowa AP The family of a girl whose membership in the Rainbow Girls has led to the disbanding of all Iowa chapters of the Ma sonic affiliate uys they have now become the subject of hale calls Iti just something that has never happened before and I guess some people cant accept us and our mixed marriage said Palmer 28 Mrs Palmer Is black Her hwbtnd Dwaiae is white Their daughter Michelle 12 was voted into the Rainbow Girls list month I received a call this morn ing the lady called me black trash she said And last night Dwaine had two calls Mrs Palmer 29 said the family didnt expect any prob lem when Michelles friends asked her to join the Inter national Order of the Rainbow a service organization for pre teen and high schoolage girls affiliated with the Masons and its womens auxiliary the Or der of the Eastern Star Im sure the problem never entered their minds she said They wanted her in so they asked her But state Masonic officials said they learned Monday that national officials of the order had expelled Iowas 136 Rain bow assemblies and their 5000 members because Michelle had been voted into the Indianola chapter The state officials responded by saying they would help the outlawed Iowa assemblies form their own organization and would not allow any assembly that resumed affiliation with the national organization to use Masonic halls in the state The state officials called the action by the national Rainbow governing body racial dis crimination Helen Kline su preme inspector of the Rainbow Girls in Iowa said the order was issued because of an un written rule that prohibits blacks from joining At the organizations head quarters in McAlester Okla Herbert Grout supreme in spector of the Rainbow Girls said Monday he had no com ment on the matter A secretary at the national headquarters said Tuesday that Grout was out of town and we dont know when hell be back any more of the costly super sonic Concorde jetliners beyond the 16 planes already sched uled The announcement was is sued after talks between French Transport Minister Marcel Cavaille and British In dustry Minister Gerald Kauf man Kaufman told a news confer ence that further cooperation between the two countries in development of subsonic air liners such as the European airbus should have priority over planes faster than the speed of sound Nine Concordes have been built and sold so far five to British Airways and four to Air France Three of the remaining nine are destined for British Airways and two for Air France Preliminary purchase agreements have been signed with Iran for two others Contractors Charge More WASHINGTON AP Army investigators say South Korean contractors charged the United States up to 50 per cent extra in collusive bidding sanction ed at least tacitly by South Ko rean government officials There is little doubt that ex tra profits result from the col lusive bidding system the Army team said in a report made public Tuesday Unofficial estimates of the rate of extra profits arising from the artificially high prices range from 30 per cent to 50 per cent and may involve sub stantial amounts The investigative report sug gested that the Korean Military Contractors Association which it said seems to have at least the tacit approval of ROK offi cials has received inside price information from US employes to guide its bids BELFAST Northern Ireland AP Police accused Irish Republican Army terrorists of killing a police officer and bad ly wounding two others in am bushes around the country The killing occurred in a Roman Catholic district of Belfast CAIRO AP Egypts offi cial Middle East News Agency reported the government has shifted an estimated 30000 troops from the Libyan border to the Suez Canal zone and the Sinai Peninsula Citing a Ku waiti newspaper report the agency also said Egyptian and Syrian armed forces were on the alert because of possible Israeli intervention in south Lebanon CARACAS Venezuela AP Venezuelan authorities for mally accused Cuban exile Or lando Bosch and three Venezue lans of murder in the suspected bombing of a Cuban jetliner that crashed in the Caribbean Sea off Barbados Oct 6 killing all 73 persons aboard Bosch a leader of militant antiCastro Cubans also is wanted in the United States for parole viola tion Bail Bond Changes Eyed PITTSBURGH AP A fivemember committee has been formed to study possible restructuring of the criminal bail bonding system in Alleghe ny County The committee will study al ternatives open to Common Pleas Court in the event the re maining two bail underwriters are swept away in a spreading grand jury probe of corrupt bail bonding practices The committee is scheduled to complete its work oy Nov 15   

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