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   Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - September 23, 1979, Galveston, Texas                                Texas Penn St. Texas Tech Arizona 27 14 14 14 USC 48 Minnesota Michigan 28 Kansas 24 Iowa 47 Rice 17 Iowa St. Arkansas 27 Oklahoma St. .7 Ohio St. 45 Washington St. Car. 17 Pittsburgh 49 Tuba 45 Baylor 20 NTSU 33 TCU 19 (Bshitftfaiti A GREAT FISH STORY Texas' Oldttt Newspaper, Esttblishfld in 1842, Dedicated To The Growth and Progress of Galveston and All of Galveston County VOL. 140, No. 167 Member, United Press International GALVESTON, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER County'! Only 7-Oiy Piptr 25c Daily, 50c Sunday Carter vows action on Soviet troops WASHINGTON (UP1) President Carter said anew the United States will take action" if negotiations over Soviet troops in Cuba fail, but his security adviser discouraged speculation about possible military intervention. Both the president and -national security affairs :adviser Zbigniew Br- made the com- -ments to a group of editors Texts of the in- terviews were released Saturday. Brzezinski said there was no sense in "shooting oneself in the foot" by Itaking steps such as a grain embargo against Moscow. And, he said, it would be "a cop-out" to reject the new strategic arms limitation treaty (SALT Carter described the situation this way: "We are meeting with the Soviet Union, assessing our in- telligence data, un- derstanding clearly what is the status quo, and I'll have to make a judgment on what to do about it within the near future. "If this effort should be unsuccessful, then 1 would have to take appropriate action, and to go into fur- ther detail than that would be inappropriate." In a separate session, the editors asked Brzezinski if military action had been ruled out. Brzezinski said the situation an estimated to Soviet combat troops stationed in Cuba is not as dangerous as the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, which "posed a direct overt strategic threat to the United States" in the context of a wider crisis between the two powers over Berlin. "This is not a situation like he said. "The crisis is neither immediate nor as threatening by a long shot." Asked whether U.S. wheat exports to Kussia might be curtailed, Br- zezinski replied, "We do not think that the profitable response to the Soviet Union is one which involves shooting oneself in the foot in the same process." He added, "It is a cop-out from the world of com- petition to reject SALT II as a substitute for effectively competing" with the Soviet Union. "In rejecting SALT, we punish ourselves as much, if not more than we punish the Soviet Union." On the troops issue, he said, "We are not seeking a solution which involves the humiliation of one side, and the proclamation of a victory by the other side." Troops beat back leftist attacks in El Salvador SAN SALVADOR, El (UPI) -Government troops beat >back leftist guerrilla at- napped two American tacks on two guard posts businessmen and murdered early Saturday, killing six of the attackers hours after unidentified gunmen kid- Passing Parade Diamond Athanasiou is making the town sparkle in a beautiful new burgundy car...Looking sharp in another fashion is Frances Hutchison in her new hairstyle... Smiles are in abundance at Mrs. Harry E. Rowland's place. Seems she has her first great-great- grandchild, Colin Stuart MacMillan of Altadena, Calif. Grandparents are Lt. Col. and Mrs. H.E. Nance (she's the former Delores Rowland of Galveston) and parents are Jan and Ian MacMillan... Mr. and Mrs. William C. Hunter Jr. and brothers Lawrence and David Hunter recently visited their sisters in San Fran- cisco. There, the girls, Naomi Theus and Clara Jackson surprisedd William with a birthday party and visits from old Galvestonians and many new friends... Big disco happenings at a restaurant recently in honor of Cheronda Monlc Harrell...wonder what was going on... Patricia A. Ainsworth, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William H. Ainsworth, recently graduated from the school of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Bran- ch...Also in the news is Jerome Rourke, son of Mr. and Mrs. James K. Rourke Sr. of Galveston who graduated from the physician's assistant program at UTMB...He's a former Galveston Emergency Medical Technician... Airman Alfred Gonzales Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gonzales Sr. of Texas City, is on his way to Keesler AFB in Mississippi after completing his Air Force basic training... Today's birthday kids include Hattie Williams, who is 90 years young, Beth Ann Riehl, Mary Parsley, Mrs. J.W. Pownall, who is 84 years young today, Fannie Clements, Jean Stubbins, Camilla Mulkey, Diantholyn M. Turner, Mrs. Arthur M.Alpert... Celebrating an an- niversary today are Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Dricks, Louis and Dorothy Marks, Frances and Dick Hargis... Keep smiling! their driver. The two businessmen, Dennis McDonald, 37, and Fausto Bucheli, employees of Beckman Instruments, Inc., of Fullerton, Calif, were abuducted on the road to San Salvador's in- ternational airport Friday night in the second kid- napping of U.S. businessmen in the Central American nation in six weeks. Police said the kid- nappers staged an accident six miles east of the capital, forced McDonald and Bueheli, a Puerto Rican, into the white pickup truck and killed their Salvadoran driver, Jose Luis Paz Tratara when he resisted. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the abduction or made any demands. The U.S. embassy said it has received no word on the fate of the two businessmen. The Embassy said Mc- Donald was a native of Southgate, Calif., who had been living in Whitier, Calif. National guardsmen said terrorists armed with 12- gauge shotguns and .45 and ,38-caliber pistols attacked two guard posts at 1 a.m., but were driven off, with four of the leftists killed in in Panchimalco 6 miles south of San Salvador and two killed in Apopa 6 miles north of the capital. No guardsmen were reported injured in the clashes. In other developments in this violence-wracked Massachusetts-sized country, members of the anti-government February 28th Popular League oc- cupied the Labor Ministry building in downtown San Salvador, demanding the release of three league members. Angry employees of a major San Salvador hotel held the Nicaraguan manager captive after he See TROOPS Page 2A Staff Photo By Betty Tlchlch RAKING LEAVKS is a different experience when you have the assistance of a toddler. Here, Georgie Gipson and daughter, Angie, cull leaves from the groundcovcr along their sidewalk in the East End Historical District of Galveslon. Today is the first official day of autumn, the equinox, when the days are approximately the same length as the nights all over the earth. Celestially, the sun crosses the equator at about this time each year, a semi-annual occurrence which also takes place about March 21. Check Theme FDA reports 28 brands of beer contain cancer-causing agents. See story page IDA. JURY hands down several convictions in the case of the smuggling of 88 tons of marijuana. See story page 2A. Other Features Amusements.....6D Business News... 11A- 1 2 A Crossword.......16A Deaths...........6A Horoscope........7D Official Records ..7A People, Family 1D-5D Police Beat.......2A School Menus.....6B Sports.........1C-6C Travel Column... 18C TV Listings.......2B Viewpoints.......2B Want Ads.....9C-17C Weather..........6B Red Cross side related Disaster shelter request questioned TEXAS CITY-Barbara Pinzka, the Director of Public Information for the Galveston County Red Cross, said Saturday that her organization never received any requests from local Civil Defense officials to set up shelters for vic- tims of heavy flooding that hit the area on Wednesday. Pinzka also said that the Red Cross never refused to set up shelters in the area, but that by the time the request for such facilities reached her organization, the Red Cross was unable to respond because of high waters. "It was Wednesday night before we received a call from Mr. Stapleton (Civil Defense Director George Pinzka claimed. "By that time, we wouldn't get into the area because of the flooding." One hour after a request by Stapleton, Salvation Army personnel arrived in Texas City with provisions Kline's plans on '80 race up in air SHERIFF J.B.KLINE By GREG CANTRELL News Staff Writer Galveston County Sheriff J.B. Kline said Saturday night he has made no plans concerning the 1980 sheriff's race. Showing little effect of a recent battle with emphysema, he reacted to reports in a Houston newspaper that he is not going to run for re-election in 1980: "That's a damn lie. I don't know where the hell they got that. They didn't get it from me and they didn't get it from the sheriff's he said without missing a breath. The 65-year-old Kline said that about the only thing right in the four-paragraph story was that he had just left the hospital after a bout with em- physema. "I didn't begin my police career in Galveston like the article said I Kline pointed out, "and whether I may or may not run is a long ways from being decided." The long-time Galveston County Sheriff described the article as "full of holes." "They must be mind readers up Kline said. "It'sall justa damnlie." Kline made a point to note that he didn't even take the Houston newspaper that printed the report he wouldn't run inthe 1980 election. "One of my relatives brought me the the sheriff explained. "And I just couldn't believe it. What they printed was false and totally uncalled for." Kline, who has been sheriff in Galveston County since 1960, has been plagued by recent health problems but said Saturday that he was "feeling fine and I'll be back at work Monday." Regarding Kline's political plans for the future, he said: "Whenever 1 rmke a decision, the department will put out a release. We'll let the people know when the time comes." to set up shelters. "The Salvation Army did a great Pinzka em- phasized, "but they have a headquarters there in Texas City. We were on the other side of the water." Civil Defense Director George Stapleton said Friday that plans for four shelters had been sub- mitted to the Red Cross and that Red Cross personnel had never been in the area to inspect the sites. But Pinzka said that it was not normal procedure for Red Cross officials to inspect shelters that had been designated by Civil Defense. "The Civil Defense is quite capable of doing disaster relief work." Pinzka pointed out. "We never received any requests to set up shelters because we were under the impression that the Texas City Civil Defense would take care of any problems that came up." According to Pinzka, the Red Cross contacted Texas City four months ago concerning disaster planning. "But Mr. Stapleton told us that the Civil Defense was taking care of Texas City." Stapleton could not reached Saturday for comment. "1 think we have been unfairly Pinzka said. "The Red Cross helped over 500 people Wednesday and Thursday night and we weren't called to help in Texas City until the water was waist high." After what happened Wednesday, Stapleton said the Salvation Army, not the Red Cross, would operate emergency shelters in Texas City. "I think Mr. Stapleton reacted out of fiusiration caused by the urgency of the Pinika concluded. Weather GALVESTON area 5 p.m. Saturday-Fair and mild through Monday with highs near RO and n low tonight around 70. BOATING and recreation easterly eight to 14 mph. Bay waters slightly choppy. WATER conditions- Sandy, but clearing. BEACH water tem- degrees   

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