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   Titusville Herald  (Newspaper) - November 8, 1976, Titusville, Pennsylvania                             Premature Windy and cold today with periods of snow Highs in the mid 208 Partly cloudy tonight Highs mid308 Chance of snow today 80 per cent Winds northwest 15 to 25 FIFTEEN CENTS Neivs and Advertising Pipeline Into the Oil Creek Valley Til USV1LLE PA MONDAY MORNING NOVEMBER 81976 THK 1WAKK WKUIXS9 Iran Hit by Quake At Least 16 Dead TEHRAN Iran AP A se vere earthquake struck a mountainous region of north east Iran on Sunday morning killing at least 16 persons and injuring 32 according to the re lief agency Red Lion and Sun Another quake was recorded early Monday on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage there Most of the victims in the Iranian quake lived in the vil lage of Vandik where all of the 150 mudbrick houses collapsed a spokesman for the Red Lion and Sun said That agency is Irans equivalent of the Red Cross Some casuaties aiso were re ported in the villages of Kalata lam and Noughab The quakes center was placed some 400 miles north east of Tehran and registered 62 on the Richter scale Manilas official geophysical observatory reported the Mind anao quake marked 68 on the Richter scale An observatory spokesman said it rocked the eastern coast of Mindanao the southernmost island in the Phil ippines The epicenter was placed about 400 miles south east of Manila Although there were no re ports of casualties or damage the Manila spokesman said tid al wave warnings had been is sued for the province According to seismographs the Iran quake hit at am Sunday local time pm Saturday and the Philip pine tremor was at am Monday local time pm Sunday Irans Pars news agency said that rescue teams under the personal supervision of Prinie Minister Amir Abass Hoveida were rushing medicine food clothing and tents to the strick en area Hard Quake Rocks Eastern Mindanao MANILA The Philippines AP A powerful earthquake rocked eastern Mindanao at am Monday pm Sunday EST the official geophysical observatory said It reported the quakes epi center was some 400 miles southeast of Manila Mindanao is the southernmost island in the Philippines There were no reports of cas ualties or damage immediately but the observatory said tidal wave warnings had been issued for the eastern coast of Surigao del Norte province which is at the northern tip of Mindanao The quake registered 68 on the Richter scale the observa tory said Honolulus Observatory of the International Tsunami Informa tion Center first reported the quake A spokesman there said it was not of sufficient magni tude to generate a Pacificwide tsunami or tidal wave Another earthquake struck a remote area in northeastern Iran on Sunday morning and relief agencies reported at least 16 persons were killed and 32 were injured when their mud brick houses collapsed in sev eral villages That quake some 400 miles northeast of Irans capital of Tehran registered 62 on the Richter scale Woman Held on Charge Of Killing 2 Daughters By TOM GARDNER AiiocUted Press Writer WORTHINGTON Ohio AP A 20yearold woman was in jail Sunday charged with mur der after the bodies of two of her young daughters were found in trash containers Au thorities meanwhile searched for a third daughter and the womans boyfriend The bodies of 19monthold Laurie Jo Davies and her sis ter Christine were found Friday wrapped in plastic bags and stuffed in trash containers The hunt Sunday was for Tonya Davies whose fourth birthday is Nov 28 Police charged Margo Davies of Worthington with the murder of the younger child and held the woman without bond await ing arraignment Monday They sought Mrs Davies boyfriend whom they identified as a 16 yearold who lives with his fa ther in Columbus He was not named Police Lt Richard B Ten nant said Laurie Jos body was found in a trash can at a city park along the Scioto River Christines in a waste can at anoltherriverside park about a mile to the south Worthington is a suburb north of Columbus Chief Deputy Sheriff William Lavery recently elected Dela ware County sheriff said the girls had been bound with strips of cloth and stuffed into the bags Autopsies showed Laurie Jo either was strangled or suffocated and Christine ap parently smothered he said Mrs Davies who lives with her parents here was reported missing Wednesday by her fa ther police said and officers tracked her down through friends Palm Springs Ford Family Resting Spot PALM SPRINGS Calif AP President Ford arrived at this desert resort Sunday for a vacation stay and immediately plunged into an old routine shaking hands with welcomers Upon emerging from Air Force One with members of his family Ford immediately head ed toward a musicmaking highschool band and a group of football lettermen holding a yellowandblack banner that read A sunny welcome to Palm Springs President Ford After greeting them the President worked the fence moving along policeerected barricades shaking hands with his welcomers The Ford family plans an eightday postelection vacation with emphasis on golf rest and recreation The Richter Scale is a meas urement of ground motion as recorded on seismographs Ev ery increase of one number means a tenfold increase in magnitude Thus a reading of 75 reflects an earthquake 10 times stronger than one of 65 An earthquake of 35 on the scale can cause slight damage in the local area 4 can cause moderate damage 5 consider able damage 6 severe A 7 reading is a major quake capable of widespread heavy damage 8 is a great quake capable of tremendous damage The San Francisco earth quake of 1906 registered 82S on the Richter Scale Strange Culture Uncovered LA PAZ Bolivia AP Ar chaeologists have discovered the ruins of what they believe to be a previously unknown cul ture that existed 500 years ago and used an architecture based on the trapezoid A trapezoid has four sides but only two of them are parallel Most modern architecture uses right angles This is something com pletely new in archaeology said Carlos Ponce Sanjines the director of the National In stitute of Archaeology Weve come across an extremely orig inal form of architecture and we still dont know how it de veloped Th discovery in a mountain jungle came when an ex pedition found the ruins of a citadel called Iskanwaya the name given the culture that is possibly descended from the mysterious Tiahuanaco tribe Ponce Sanjines said The Tia huanaco who lived on a plain about 45 miles north of La Paz vanished about 800 years ago The newly discovered culture according to Ponce Sanjines centered about 190 miles north of La Paz in a warm region on the eastern slopes of the Andes at about 5000 feet above sea level There the Iskanwaya citadel was built and sur rounded by terraced garden areas used for growing grain and for supporting houses Dangerous carter Concerned out Over Church Policy Ship Fire Appears MOUNTAIN OF belt builds a mountain ol salt near Chicagos downtown area The Standard Oil Building is in background Salt will be used on wintry icy streets Mayors Want To Know What Carter Will Do CHICAGO AP Mayors of the nations cities met Sunday with a representative of Presi dentelect Jimmy Carter in a search for ways to stem the flight of industry and people from urban centers The strategy session under scored the dependence of finan cially trapped cities upon the federal government The US Conference of May ors meeting centered mainly on the question of what will the Democratic president do for the cities The mayors and CAter rep resentative Howard Samuels agreed that the most crucial task is stimulating employment in the cities and stemming the flight of resources and people to the suburban areas Youve got to move jobs in or people out said Samuels a New York Democratic The people are there the unused factory capacity is there so it is important to make an all out effort for urban recovery New York City Mayor Abe Beame said Carter has suggested three ways for boosting urban employment extending benefits to firms for each person they hire off the jobless rolls an increased federal commitment to onthejob training programs and federal incentives to prevent layoffs Other incentives suggested by Samuels or the mayors includ ed an urban development bank which would use federal funds to provide business with lowin terest loans for locating or ex panding in a city and to cities for funding certain economic projects Our problem isnt that we dont have job opportunities because we do said George Moscone of San Francisco Were hurt because we pro vide jobs to about 250000 people who live outside the city Richard Fulton of Nashville said another problem facing the nations big cities is the flight of industry overseas where la bor is cheaper NEW YORK AP An en gineroom fire that disabled an American container ship carry ing dangerous cargo 600 miles at sea Sunday appeared to have been extinguished the Coast Guard said The captain of the 474foot Seattle reported that the fire which once was controlled but flared up again several hours later appeared to be com pletely out No injuries were re ported Shortly after the fire broke out 20 crew members aban doned the ship east southeast of Halifax Nova Scotia and stood by in lifeboats while 19 others remained on board to fight the flames In a communication to an Air Force plane circling the Seattle the ships captain said the ship had used all its carbon dioxide gas and foam fighting the blaze but that he did not believe the fire would erupt again Another US containership the Consumer reached the Seattle with fresh firefighting supplies and an oceangoing tugboat was enroute from Hali fax to tow the stalled ship The Seattles captain said he no longer needed the assistance of two other merchant vessels one Greek and the other Rus sian that had sped to the burn ing ship The Seattle carried 66 con tainers listed as dangerous cargo the Coast Guard said Among the 35foot long contain ers were eight loaded with cor rosives The rest carried gases or oxidizing material officer said It also hauled an unknown number of general cargo con tainers jThe ship was headed from New York to Bremerhaven Germany ST SIMONS ISLAND Ga AP Jimmy Carter received Communion at an Episcopal church at his vacation retreat here Sunday and worried about changing the whitesonly policy of his hometown Baptist church in Plains Ga The Rev Clennon King a black minister from a nondeno minational church in Albany Ga failed for the second Sun day in a row to win admittance to the allwhite Plains Baptist Church But Carter said through an aide that he has reason to hope his home church policy dening entrance to blacks will be changed at a church conference to be held after worship services next Sunday Spokesman Jody Powell said Carter and his family have been relaxing and resting The Presidentelect told reporters as he left services at Christ Episcopal Church that he and some friends caught 17 sea trout and bass Saturday in a very good fishing afternoon Powell said he filled Carter in on the latest exclusion of the black minister from the Plains church and said Carter met last week withthe churchs pastor the Rev Bruce Ed wards and three or four mem bers of the board of deacons The Rev Mr Edwards did not attend Sundays services He said last week that he had a previous engagement and dea cons on Sunday said he was on vacation Deacons asked for the Rev Mr Edwards resignation after he criticized their refusal to admit the Rev Mr King and that matter will be consid ered at the meeting next Sun day The Rev Mr King first tried to attend the Plains church a week ago but services were cancelled to avoid admitting him This Sunday deacons for cibly restrained the Rev Mr King from entering the church through a basement doorway after Sunday school classes ended and the front doors to the church were locked as serv ices began I hope that the church con ference will be able to reach an amicable conclusion and guar antee the right of all to worship without regard to race Powell said He described Carters mood as concerned and hopeful the situation can be changed Powell said Carter would at tend the meeting next Sunday and may try to convince others to change the church policy Inflation May Be Early Challenge for Carter Keystone Republicans Still Have No Game Plan By WILLIAM WILLIAMS HARRISBURG AP Theyre suffering from defeat after defeat at the polls and dwindling registration but Pennsylvania Republicans have no game plan to alter their fu ture course Party leaders have a mixed bag of ideas on why Republican candidates are losing and what might be doneto stop what ap pears to be a disastrous fall But as a group they have no magic formula to pull out of that dive They talk about leadership and organization and grassroots support but no one has specific ideas cr changes Last Tuesdays presidential election in which US Senate candidate John Heinz was the only Republican on the state wide ticket to win was noth ing new for the party Its for tunes have been dwindling for years There was even liltle con nection between the Heinz cam paign and his party He didnt mention the word Republican in most of his ad vertising He didnt identify himself with other GOP candi dates in his speeches He didnt ask for a great deal of moral support from the State Sen Henry Hager said there wan good reason for that Heinz had to appeal to other than Republican voters to win due to the registration said Hager Statewide Democrats had 750000 more registered voters Hager himself a possible gu bernatorial candidate in 1978 says the Republican problem goes back to 1932 That year the Democratic party stole the role of Innovator and the Republican party ac cepted the rote of brakeman he says Since then the chief role of Republicans has been to put the brakes on Democratic spend ing Hager claims JUST WAIT A FEW monthold Pileated Gib bon is only a hanctfull to hold at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville Tex The gibbon is native to Southeast Asia Hazing RUling Probed HAUPPAUGE NY AP Police and St Johns Univer sity officials were in dis agreement Sunday on cir cumstances surrounding the stabbing death of a 20yearold student Police said the death oc curred Friday night and was part of a hazing program for the deceased to enter a frater nity A spokesman for the uni versity maintained hazing was not involved in the death of Thomas Fitzgerald of Queens a prospective member of an ROTC fraternity at St Johns If it were they all would have been charged since it is illegal said the university spokesman adding They elected to go out on their own for additional training Another student a cadet sec ond lieutenant in the Pershing Rifles honorary drill society was charged with second de gree murder in the death of Fitzgerald Mamie Close To 80th GETTYSBURG Pa AP Former First Lady Mamie Eis enhower has been receiving bags of birthday greetings for over a month although she does not celebrate her 80th birthday until next Sunday Mrs Eisenhower has re turned to the SCOacre farm out side of GeUvTiburg that she and former President Dwighl D Eisenhower retired to in 1961 after she spent over two months in Walter Reed Army Medical Center last winter Mrs Eisenhower was hospi talized last Dec 31 for the treatment of a viral infection and shingles Birthday greetings for Mrs Eisenhower started arriving about a month ago in such quantities the Gettysburg post office started boxing them sep arately according to the post master By R GREGORY NOKES WASHINGTON AP Its too early to be sure but in flation could raise an early challenge to Jimmy Carters economic programs next year forcing him to resort to special antiinflation measures to save them Carter said during his cam paign he would like to have standby authority to impose wage and price controls if needed but that he didnt think they would ever be used However economic statistics issued last week have caused at least one Carter economic ad viser to wonder whether in flation wont be more of a prob lem than Carter thought The Labor Departments re port on wholesale prices for Oc tober showed industrial prices increased a full one per cent Military Parade the biggest increase in a year Even worse industrial prices have increased at a steady rate for the past five months Even tually these increases will show up at the consumer level Another increase in world oil prices appears certain when the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries meets in midDecember possibly as much as 15 per cent Higher prices for gasoline heating oil and overalLproduction costs would be the Inevitable result Since unemployment also in creased in October to 79 per cent it raised the possibility for one adviser that Carter could be severely tested early in his administration with both worsening inflation and an unemployment rate stuck at nearly 8 per cent If that happens one has to consider the full range of op tions he has been talking about on the price side said the ad viser who did not want to be quoted by name He said Car ter probably wouldnt push Con gress for authority to impose controls if inflation stayed at around 5 to 6 per cent but would want such authority if price hikes began to approach levels of 10 per cent or more Carter also favors giving au thority to the Council on Wage and Price Stability to delay price increases in some key in dustries Advisers say he almost cer tainly will follow through early in his administration on a plan to convene a conference of business labor and government leaders to seek a cooperative approach toward restraining price hikes Carter Says He Hopes Subdued For Republican Help MOSCOW AP The Soviet Union staged one of its smallest annual military parades in his tory Sunday to mark the 58th anniversary of the Communist revolution It presented no new military equipment and even toned down the marching style of its troops The Soviet army and navy are reliably guarding the cause of revolution socialism and peace Defense Minister Dmitri F Ustinov announced to the marchers from his place with the rest of the Soviet lead ership atop Lenins mausoleum The collection of armored personnel carriers artillery pieces and surfacetoair and surfacetosurface missiles that rolled for six minutes through Red Square included no weap ons not shown last year For the second year no tanks and other tracked vehicles were shown possibly to spare the paving of the square and ac cess streets through the capital WASHINGTON AP Pres identelect Jimmy Carter says he intends to include Republi cans in his administration and hopes many members of the loyal opposition will support his domestic and foreign pol icies The Republican Party con tinues to reflect the political views of millions of Ameri cans Carter said in an inter view published Sunday in US News 4 World Report I expect to include Republi cans in my administration I wilt seek the advice of Republi can leaders in Congress in the business world and elsewhere and I hope that a great many Republicans will support my goals and programs In foreign affairs the newly elected Democrat said he hopes to reestablish a basic bipartisanship and will try never to lose sight of the fact that partisan divisions are al ways secondary to one common devotion to this country and the wellbeing of its people Carter said he feels the vot erschoice of a new President from outside Washington in dicates that the people want new policies and new directions from government I dont think our people want sweeping change They do want prudent responsible imaginative and efficient pro grams that are understood by the public and that can effec tively address the serious social and economic programs we face the Democratic Presi dentelect said He said the biggest domestic problem facing the country is the economy and he intends to make a balanced attack on in flation and unemployment which he called the twin evils Phila US Attorney May Refuse To Resign PHILADELPHIA AP US Atty David Marston a Republican appointee has de cided to break with tradition and refuse to resign under the admininstration of Democrat Jimmy Carter I dont think theres been a protocol since Watergate said Marston I think its a differ ent ball game I think all the rules have changed Historically a change in the White House means a wholesale turnover in the 94 US attor neys office around the country But Marston appointed to the Philadelphia office last July un der the sponsorship of Pennsyl vania Sen Richard Schweiker told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he is counting on his record as an active prosecutor as well as the politics of Penn sylvania to protect him in his job Senatorial courtesy in US attorney appointments is well established he said I serve at the pleasure of the president Any president can replace me But he said the tradition of giving the senator from the state involved basic approval over the nominination is pretty strong Were going to make clear that everybody knows were digging in our heels and stay ing Marston said Pennsylvania has two Re publican senators Schweiker and John Heinz who defeated Democrat William Green for the seat vacated by Republican Hugh Scott the Senate minority leader The office of Philadelphia Democratic Mayor Frank Rizzo has come under Marstons scrutiny which may make it more difficult for Marston to remain in office Marstons Po litical Corruption Unit has in dicted several of Rizzos sub ordinantes including Phila delphia Housing Authority exec utive Martin Abrams Rizzo is said to believe the presidentelect owes him a voice in deciding who the US attorney in Philadelphia will be because Rizzo delivered enough votes to assure Carter of win ning Pennsylvanias 27 elec toral votes Any time any prosecutor anywhere is doing an active vigorous job youll have peoph who dont want him around Marston said   

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