Ogden Standard Examiner, February 8, 1976

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Ogden Standard-Examiner (Newspaper) - February 8, 1976, Ogden, Utah FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY f V 89TH YEAR No. 39 ASSOCIATED PRHSS OGDEN, UTAH UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL DPI T6LEPHOTO SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 8, 1976 TEMPERATURES OGDEN: High today near 40, Monday 50. Low tonight upper 20s. UTAH: Highs today 30-45; Monday 40s, low 50s. Warmer south. Lows tonight 20s, low 30s. 15c DAILY 25e SUNDAY Epidemics, Starvation Feared After Quake 12; KILLED, 3 INJURED AS FREIGHT SMASHES CAMPER AT CROSSING BECKEMEYER, III. freight trains ran into a camper truck at an unmarked railway crossing Saturday night, killing 12 persons aboard the camper and seriously injuring 3 others. State police at Maryville said identities of the victims were not immediately available but all had been taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in nearby Breese. State police said the accident occurred at about 7 p.m. (CST) in Beckemeyer (a town of one thousand about 60 miles east of St. Louis.) "It was a a Breese police officer said. He said the truck was "broken into pieces and scat- tered all over." New Drugs May Aid Virus Fight NEW YORK (AP) Scien- tists are now speaking hopeful- ly of producing new drugs to trials to establish that they are safe and effective before the Food and Drug Administration shoot down runaway their general use. that cause most human illness-j That takes time and mon- es including colds, flu, fever ey. blisters, hepatitis and even some cancers. "It probably costs more than GUATEMALA CITY, Guate- mala (AP) Foreign disaster experts expressed fear Satur- day that starvation and epi- demics will envelop Guatemala in the aftermath of earthquakes that have killed at least people by official estimates. Foreign rescue workers say the death toll could reach Ruined roads, broken bridges, landslides and fuel shortages blocked delivery of food into devastated areas out- side Guatemala City. Messengers rode muies and bicycles into the capital with tales of whole communities lev- eled by the upheavals in this Central American country of six million persons. Guatemala's emergency re- lief committee said that accord- ing to reports from burial de- tails at least persons have perished since the first earthquake hit before dawn Wednesday. MISSIONARY HURT The U.S. Embassy reported an American Mormon mis- sionary working outside the capital had been seriously in- jured. This was the first, known casualty among some Americans living or visiting here. The missionary, who was not identified, was evacuated to million" for clinical testing the United States, the embassy By one estimate, Americans I after a drug has been dis- suffer one billion virus fections each year, perhaps on more. And viral infections are INDEX (6 SECTIONS, 88 PAGES) Dear Abby................10B ...2B Classified .............8D-15D Editorial Page ............4A Farm, Business .......6D-7D Movies ...............10C-11C Obituaries .................7D Sports Pages ......D Section Television Log ...........7D Women's Pages B Section Ford Woos N.H. Voters n Busy 2-Day Tour Carter Gets Thin Lead In Oklahoma's Voting By ASSOCIATED PRESS President Ford carried his campaign to the nation's first primary state Saturday making a series of stops in New Hampshire to Woo votes. Meanwhile, former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter took a narrow lead over former Oklahoma Sen. Fred Harris in partial returns from Oklahoma Democratic caucuses, CAMPAIGNING on her father's behalf in New Hampshire's Valley, Susan Ford pins a President Ford pin on olympian David Currier of Mad- ison, R H. Miss Ford will forerun the giant-slalom race of the N. II. state cham- pionships at Mt. Cranmore this UPI Telephoto. ADMINISTRATION VERSION themselves inside those and destroying or cha them, on the where ouside of antibiotics body cells other or drugs can pick them off. Researchers from the 1 States and 10 other countries last week spoke at the Third Conference on Antiviral Sub- stances about progress in com- bating viruses. The conference was sponsored by the New] York Academy of Sciences. j Vaccines now used can set upj antibody blockades to prevent j viruses from reaching targetj cells, but once inside those j cells, viruses have been pretty j much immune to drug counter- attack. TO WIDEN GAP The challenge is to widen the gap between a drug's ability to hit viruses inside cells and the chance of cell damage result-! ing, according to Dr. Joseph L. Melnick of Baylor University in! Houston. One new drug that shows promise in combat against flu, infectious hepatitis and herpes virus the cause of cold sores and fever blisters and some- times a painful and dangerous form of venereal disease is ribavirin (tradename Human tests are now being conducted in the United States with ribavirin against infectious hepatitis, said Dr. Robert W. Sidwell of ICN Pharmaceutic- als, Inc., of Irvine, Calif. There is currently no specific treat- covered, developed and tested on laboratory animals a process that also takes considerable expense, Sidwell said. Other scientists estimated rum 3 a.m. riiuay unui o a.m. Saturday the national observatory recorded 133 new tremors, but they tapered off later in the day and L could cost million to test the situation in new drug against the was cold because there are so service was variables to check out, such in several sections of who gets colds, when, why and soldiers were from what water to other X m Only two antivirus workers passed out have been approved for use numbers in (UPI) Fed- this country so far. One neighborhoods to Energy Administrator amantadine, used to a food distribution, system. i Zarb launched a delayed the spread of Asian-type began Saturday against a and the other is again and the bill to extend the applied to the eyes to treat herpes-caused Red Cross was establishing first aid centers throughout the city to of federal natural gas price controls, saying it is "cleary a step in the wrong NO SUCH strain on the LOS ANGELES (UPI) -An aide of Sen. Alan Cranston Saturday denied statements attributed to him that former President Richard Nixon had attempted to persuade two congressman to drop impeachment proceedings by saying he "could push a button and kill were moved from the damaged Social Security Hospital and Maternity Hospital to tents. The large San Juan de Dios Hospital was evacuated Friday. FIRE ON INVADERS Officials said a group of residents in the El Sauce neighborhood whose homes had was the administration's first strong reaction to the measure, which the House adopted Thursday. Aides said Zarb held off until he could assess the bill's impact. Zarb said the House measure would further decrease U.S. gas production, possibly forcing the United States to import an extra 5 million barrels of million page 2A, column oil a day by 1985, and although uncommitted delegates led the field. With 61.6 per cent of the precincts counted and 67.2 per cent of the delegates reported, 34.7 per cent were uncommitted. Carter had 20.3 per cent and Harris 20.1 per cent. Sen. Lloyd Bertsen of neighboring Texas had 12.1 per cent and Alabama Gov. George Wallace had 11.7 per cent. As President Ford flew to New Hampshire on Saturday for his first campaign trip to the nation's first primary state, aides admitted the President's contest against GOP challenger {day urged prompt action on Ronald Reagan could be "very, (legislation to provide Ameri- very tight." jeans with insurance against ca- Ford is packing his two-day jtastrophic illnesses. New Hampshire swing with Majority Leader Mike Mans- litical speeches, D-Mont, and Minority handshaking and pep talks to (Leader Hugh Scott, R-Pa., said they felt such a measure would "ie a good first step toward, an Catastrophic illness Aid Gets Support WASHINGTON (AP) Both the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate on Satur- campaign volunteers. DISCUSS ISSUES Standing bareheaded in national insur- zero weather at the Manchester ance p'an' jbe Step Backward j airport, he told a crowd of about 900 onlookers that he had come to "discuss the issues. The two leaders said they be- lieved chances are good that a catastrophic-illness bill will be ijuuie LU LUC We'll talk about the economy, approved by the current Con- and we'll talk affirmatively gress. would hurt consumers rather than help them. successful effort in the House, arguing higher prices would "It is especially disappointing cripple economic recovery, since the Senate already has! PRODUCTION FIGURES passed a meaningful deregula- tion Zarb said in a is statement echoing earlier corn- by the petroleum Zarb said gas production under would the at House best bill by 1985 only equal passed by the .House is ne "am uie puienuauy and Kaye sug- counterproductive and clearly a'decreased or stagnated produc- gested that the President may step in the wrong direction." tion, measured against project- schedule yet another visit to American Students OK; Escape Quake's Trap ANTIGUA, Guatemala set up on the soccer field the distraught mother, or at the About 40 American language students were trapped in this 18th Century city for three days by earthquakes that devastated a broad belt of Guatemala. Historic buildings were ment for this debilitating and turned into rubble by Wednes- sometirnes fatal disease. _ I day's quake and powerful after- Ribavirin is not available in shocks but none of the Ameri- this country but is in Mexico cans ivas seriously injured. and_other_ Latin-American coun- The coliegc.age students came to Antigua under an ex- change program to study at the -us for Guatemala Language Institute. use against colds, flu and her- Before the dust of the first tries, Sidwell said. FOE OF COLDS Another drug candidate pes is inosiplex (trade name Iso- also not yet on the U.S. market. Like Ribavirin or any other anti-virus drug, it must run a gauntlet of strict quake had settled they were pitching in to help their hosts. Kathleen Chandler, 18-year- old daughter of Los Angeles Times publisher Otis Chandler, and rigid clinical or human worked at a makeshift tent hos- to tend the earthquake victims. She had been assigned to live with a Guatemalan family dur- ing her studies at the institute. EARTH SHAKING When the initial quake hit be- fore dawn, Miss Chandler said, "the earth started shaking. I jumped out of bed. I saw other people running. A wall fell. II crushed the legs of two sons of the family. "Both boys were in their twenties. We all ran into the street.' Miss Chandler said the boys were taken to the hospital when the earth movement tapered off. She spent the rest of the night at the hospital, consoling NAMES IN THE NEWS DOING WELL: Nancy Kis- singer, wife of Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, was reported in "excellent" con- dition Saturday after under- going ulcer surgery that re- quired removel of 40 per cent of her stomach. Dr. George L. Nardi, chief surgeon for the operation at Massachusetts General Hospi- tal, said Mrs. Kissinger would require one week to 10 days convalescence before being 'discharged. "Any ulcer can recur, but gtetistically, it is well below 5 cent" after surgery, he said. "She'il have some pain for -two to three days that will require medication, but I ex- pect her to be up and around after he added. NO ANSWER: Nancy Rea- gan, the wife of Ronald Rea- gan, said Saturday she would avoid answering the kind of question which created a na- tionwide controversy for First Lady Betty Ford into nation- wide controversy. She was asked how she would respond to the question posed to Mrs. Ford by a CBS newsman how she would feel if she found out her daughter was having an af- fair. "First of all I would prefer not to make a comment on Mrs Ford's Mrs. Reagan said. "It was a badly- put question." "Whether you are in public life or not, you do have a right to a private life." GOODWILL: A 57-member American economic mission led by former Treasury Sec- retary John B. Connaily ar- rived Saturday for a one week good will visit to Japan. SOUVENIR: A solid silver table cigarette lighter which belonged to the late President Charles de Gaulle was sold Saturday at an auction in Langres, France, to benefit cancer research for to the, French jewelers. Cartiers. The lighter was donated to the charity by De Gaulle's widow. Cartiers was the only bidder. De Gaulle, once a heavy smoker, gave up smoking .completely in 1947. house helping others in the family. One of the boys later died from the she said, adding: "I did not know these people very well. I arrived in Antigua only a few days ago, and spent only three or four nights with them. "But after that night, we were very close to one anoth- er." HOSPITAL HELP When a series of strong after- shocks hit Guatemala Friday afternoon, Miss Chandler and some of the other Americans were in the hospital, helping The House bill was compromise that would free small producers from price controls but would continue the controls for the 25 or 30 largest producers and extend Federal Power Commission regulation from gas crossing state lines to ._._._.... gas used in the state where it is INTERIM CHOICE? produced. Differences between the House bill and the administra- tion-approved Senate measure, which would gradually lift controls, must be resolved by a House-Senate conference com- mittee. Zarb's attack appeared to be aimed at influencing that effort. The administration has fought for removal of price controls from interstate gas sales, saying the resulting higher prices would stimulate produc- the doctors and nurses. "Suddenly, when the second quake hit, I saw everything Miss Chandler said. "People were screaming and pleading for help. Very frightened. Everything seemed to be crumbling." Masonry fell and windows cracked. The hospital was bad- ly damaged but did not col- lapse. The Americans helped evac- uate the estimated 300 patients to tents set up in the soccer field and at a small fair- grounds. Antigua is only 20 miles west of Guatemala City, Guate- mala's modern capital, but it took three hours by Jeep to make the trip because of doz- ens of landslides across the highway. Spanish conquerors had made Antigua the capital of Old! Guatemala in 1553, but the city j was destroyed by an earth- quake in 1773 and the capital was moved to Guatemala City. current production of about 20 trillion cubic feet a year and I might fall as low as 12 trillion. isjBy contrast, he said, production natural gas not i might grow to 23 trillion cubic the added regulation called f or feet under the bill passed by in this bill The natural gas bill the Senate last October. industry. HIS VIEWPOINT "What the nation needs He said the potentially about our progress securing peace in the world." He said he was optimistic about the results of the state's Feb. 24 primary, but presiden- tial spokesman Ron Nessen told reporters that Ford believes "all the early primaries are go- ing to be tough and close." On Friday, Chairman Russell B. Long of the Senate Finance Committee also said he be- lieves Congress will approve such a federal program this year. But he said he does not believe Congress will go along with part of President Ford's proposal that would make ca- Peter Kaye, a spokesman for tastrophic insurance available the President Ford Committee, for the elderly, scoffed at polls showing Rea- gan far ahead but conceded, TAPED INTERVIEWS i Mansfield and Scott discussed They've got a mucn more issus in taD3d interview ible campaign at this point tnanjshow that -office duc. we've had." f Both Ford es and distributes to Pennsylva- nia broadcast stations. a ed growth in demand, would force added oil imports. "In- stead of having consumers pay a little more for domestically produced gas, this bill will have them paying a lot more for insecure foreign he said. Scott asked his colleague what he thinks the chances are the state to combat the Reagan VMC fie inmKS cnf visibility. But Kave said Ford a Program of catastrophic visibility. But Kaye said Ford if would not try to match Reagan in campaign stops, working in- stead to get a large Republican See page 2A, column 1 illness insurance. "I would hope Mans- field said. "I'm glad that the President came out for ca- tastrophic-illness legislation." election of Hua Surprises HONG KONG ap- pointment of Hua Kuo-Feng, a protege of Communist Party Chairman Mao Tse-tung, as act- ing successor to the late Pre- mier Chou En-lai, came as a surprise to the outside world. Hua's appointment was dis- tion. Opponents waged a closed Saturday night by the New China News Agency in a [plenipotentiary of the Republic routine dispatch from Peking that astonished China watchers. "Hua Kuo-feng, acting premi- er of the State Council, met and had a cordial and friendly talk here this afternoon with Jose de Jesus Sanches Carrero, first ambassador extraordinary andjpowerful post. of the official Peking news agency said. In the past, most acting appointments have become permanent, but diplomatic ana- lysts cautioned that Hua may be an interim choice for the STEP Kuo-feng, a scholarly looking agriculture specialist who doubles as China's top policeman, has been named acting premier to succeed the late Chou En-lai, it was disclosed Saturday. The new premier is shown in Tibet in September, 1975 when he led a Central Delegation there to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of "the founding of the Tibet Autonomous Region." He's shown being presented flowers on arrival and at center, in photo at right, watching a performance in People's Park according to China ard-Examiner UPI Telephoto. TENG IN LINE After Chou died of cancer last month, most China watchers predicted that Vice Premier Teng Hsiao-ping would take over as head of the Chinese government. Teng hsd per- formed most of the premier's duties since Chou was hospital- ized in 1974. Hua, who rose to prominence during the Cultural Revolution of the late 1960s, was one of 12 vice premiers elected by the 4th National People's Congress last year. As minister of public securi- ty, Hua was also China's top policeman. The initial reaction of some China analysts in Hong Kong and Peking was that Hua might have been a compromise candidate chosen after heated debate among party leaders. DEPUTY GOVERNOR Hua, in his mid-50's, was deputy governor of Mao's native province, Hunan, from 1958 until 1967. He also held party posts in the province ibefore the Cultural Revolution. He was elected to the party entra! Committee at the 9th Party Congress in 1969 and was transferred to Peking at the end of 1971. His elevation to the party's powerful politburo came See page 2A, column 2 ;