Winchester Star (Newspaper) - October 22, 1980, Winchester, Virginia The Winchester Star 84th Year No. 93 2 SECTIONS VIRGINIA 22601, OCTOBER 22, 1980 40 PAGES 15 CENTS Hostage Issue Bandied by Carter and Reagan Preu There have been a lot of rumors lately that the American hostages in Iran may soon be and the fate of those 52 Americans Is the subject of a new series of charges and by President Carter and Ronald While Carter and his Republican opponent disagreed Tuesday about who said what about the their aides were agreeing on the time and format for a face-to-face debate between the two The 90-minute debate will be held next Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. EDT in It will be sponsored by the League of Women who underwrote the 1976 debates between Carter and Gerald BOTH THE MAJOR party candidates were campaigning in the South Reagan in Mississippi and and Carter in Texas and Independent candidate John Anderson was stumping in who had talked little about the hostages In recent charged Tuesday that the hostages been there as a result of this administration's policies for almost a year in was quick to claiming Reagan had broken a pledge not to talk about the hostages during the fate of the hostages is too be made a political I will not make any statements that would tend to complicate an already grave THEN REAGAN answered the contending it was Carter who thrust the hostage issue into the back during the Democratic And Reagan what he pledged was that he wouldn't discuss possible negotiations for the release of the that's a little different than simply stating to the people that the hostages have been there as a result of this administration's dent Carter is speaking with the same inaccuracy that he usually During his Florida Carter also hammered away again in his effort to raise doubts in the minds of voters about Reagan's reactions under Reagan may be a better Carter but you're in the Oval Office dealing with a can't rely on 3-by-5 cards and you can't was happy about the possibility that he might win the endorsement of former Sen. Eugene the Minnesotan whose war candidacy for the presidency in 1968 helped spur the decision by Lyndon Johnson not to seek another term in the Oval REAGAN SAID the backing of McCarthy would be and commented that this will give people some confidence I don't eat my End of Runaway Train Associated runaway locomotive derailed after it sped unmanned and out of runaway engines derailed but freight cars propelled by the engines control for several miles through downtown Atlanta The slammed into another waiting train injuring two railroad Agent Said Soviet Recruit WASHINGTON - A former CIA officer was recruited by the Soviet Union to obtain U.S. intelligence secrets and attempted unsuccessfully to join the staff of the Senate Intelligence federal law enforcement sources These who asked not to be said a wide range of activities by one-time CIA clandestine officer David Barnett has been the subject of a complicated FBI and Justice Department investigation for more than a They said the investigation is likely to bear fruit later this FBI and Justice Department officials declined to comment on the but it was understood that the government and Barnett's lawyer had reached an agreement that Barnett would plead to charges to be brought by a federal grand It could not be learned exactly what charges the government planned to bring as part of the One government source said Barnett's alleged instructions from the Soviets were to penetrate the U.S. intelligence community and that he was not limited to the legislative IT COULD NOT be learned what other congressional committees Barnett might have applied to or what efforts he may have made to penetrate U.S. intelligence agencies of the executive he reportedly worked part-time for the CIA several years after his attempt to join the Senate committee which oversees U.S. intelligence agencies and has access to many of their The sources said Barnett allegedly accepted money from the but the amount could not be The New York quoted unidentified sources as saying Barnett allegedly accepted from the the Soviet intelligence in return for trying to get a job on the Senate Barnett could not be reached for The sources said Barnett was a contract employee of the CIA from 1958 to 1963 and from 1963 to 1970 served as a regular employee of its clandestine directorate of which runs the agency's spies and undercover operatives around the THE TIMES SAID he left the CIA in 1970 to start his own business but did part-time contract work for the CIA in 1979. The newspaper also quoted Battle Plans Inside Today's Star 21 Supervisor Kenneth Stiles and Superintendent Melton Wright are wrangling over questions about James Wood's new Details on the Area News 10 Today's Living section has a wrapup on homecoming activities for the four area high 21 Elmer who died will be missed in many Frederick County More on the Area News Index Area Crossword 8 TV 25 By SYLVIA Star SUH Writer Seven people gathered at Stonewall Jackson's headquarters in Winchester last night to make battle They hope to see at least 750 troops amassed on the battlefield next ready to relive the defeat that Confederate troops suffered there in 1862. Their strategic objective is to win a slice of the tourist market that history buffs in and New Market have cornered by reenacting their own famous Robert assistant for business operations of the New Market Battle told the Battle Committee last night that 14 years when the first New Market battle was only 200 troops fought on the historic ground and spectators numbered between 400 and 600. Now the mock battle draws between 8,000 and 10,000 spectators from Washington Maryland and John chairman of the Battle Committee and head of Winchester's Middlesex Artillery Regiment of Civil War said he hopes to see the reenactment here draw 4,000 spectators its first James committee member in charge of advertising and vice chairman of the Winchester said the committee hopes to collect from advertising in a brochure given to spectators before the March He handed out a list of 78 local businesses the committee will approach in the hopes of securing Sidewalk Sale thru Bargain Handley Council 634 October 24. Committee members said if their battle plan the money collected will help pay for the cost of printing purchasing renting shuttle buses to the site and rental of portable sanitary Meyers suggested the committee establish fees for troops participating in the battle and for and begin to save for future officials as saying it was in the latter association with the CIA that he came under suspicion as a double William G. staff director of the Senate intelligence said through a spokesman that Barnett's application to the panel filed along with hundreds of others and he was never seriously considered for Feds Checking Potomac Edison Coal Purchases By GEORGE M. STODDART Star Staff Writer A federal grand jury in Baltimore is reviewing documents obtained by and information collected in an FBI investigation into purchases of allegedly inferior coal used at the Potomac Edison power plant in a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office That Potomac River plant generates electricity that feeds the Winchester and Northern Virginia The FBI investigation has been continuing for several and has now See Coal Page 2 That endorsement was said Reagan but the iconoclastic McCarthy believe they said I might endorse If they said any then they said too he told the Associated Press in Tenn. McCarthy have not said I am going to endorse Governor I don't know if I'm going to endorse Reagan adviser Mike Deaver had said McCarthy offered to actively campaign with Tom an aide to Libertarian candidate Ed said that McCarthy has appeared in a television ad for Independent Candidate charged that Carter tried to buy votes in drought-stricken New Jersey with a million federal grant for new emergency water Anderson admitted such practices have been used by all he don't think there's ever been a more shameless exhibition of I mean it is Christmas in whose candidacy has been slipping in the polls in recent also again answered in the negative to what lately has been an almost daily question from the press - will he pull out of the He contended again that many people won't decide how they want to vote until they're the privacy of the voting Rajai Sees U.S. Meeting Terms LONDON - Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Ali Rajai said today the United States now appears ready to meet Iran's conditions for release of the U.S. the British Broadcasting Corp. The BBC said Rajai was reported as telling a news conference in Tehran that the United States is prepared to return the wealth of the late free Iranian drop legal claims against Iran and promise not to interfere in I ran's internal But Rajai emphasized that the ultimate decision on the fate will be decided by the Iranian the broadcast The BBC reported that a parliamentary debate on the issue had been expected today but that a parliament spokesman said there had been no He said the debate was tentatively scheduled for Dramatic WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Edmund S. Muskie says top administration perhaps even President would be willing to travel to Iran if such a dramatic gesture would help free the American offer came as apparently referring to the war between Iran and said without do believe the hostages will come home safely before it's renewed administration offers to Iran for the freedom were branded in Iran on Tuesday as American And campaigning in cautioned that can't predict to you that the hostages will come back 1 don't know Muskie also said the painful of quiet diplomacy is needed to end the THE 52 AMERICANS will have been held captive in I ran for one year on Nov. 4 in a radio call-in program in St. said top U.S. officials would be willing to travel to Iran if it would help resolve the Asked whether a trip by Carter would help bring the hostages Muskie respect to the kind of dramatic gesture you are believe I suspect there are any number of people at the top level of your government who would be glad to make that kind of dramatic journey if there were any evidence it would achieve a Muskie also they are interested in sitting down at a whatever shape they we are ready to sit and we have prepared ourselves to discuss any of the issues they might BUT TEHRAN RADIO appeared to rebuff Carter's Monday offer to release frozen Iranian lift restrictions against shipments to Iran and to seek normal relations if the hostages were The Iranian government would not Carter the slightest signal and will not allow him to show this signal off on American television and bring them news of an imminent solution to the hostage the radio report And Prime Minister Mohammad Ali Rajai was quoted in another broadcast as will not be considered even though they United might for example offer to provide us with spare With the U.S. election two weeks the hostages remained a political issue as well as a diplomatic Jets in Action Lebanon - Iranian jets raided Iraq's warplanes struck back and its gunboats sank an Iranian supply ship at the northern tip of the Persian Gulf as the war entered its second month I raq The Iraqi communique said two Iranian jets bombed the Iraqi capital at wounding eight One plane was shot down by surface-to-air the communique The northern Iraqi summer resort of also was attacked by Iranian but the communique did not report the extent of the damage or any It said Iraqi jet fighters wrecking a railway station on the line leading to capital of Iran's Khuzistan and military positions on the northern outskirts of 150 miles north of the besieged oil refining city of said its defenders in Abadan shook off fresh I tank assaults while fighting raged into a sixth straight day in the nearby port of Khorramshahr on the Shatt it conceded the fall of prison and an adjacent bridge in the middle of the city to the Iraqis and said the invaders had set up positions at both Iran said Tuesday its troops in Abadan beat back Iraqi tanks trying to take the River the gateway to the refinery and that its forces in Khorramshahr poured sniper and machine-gun fire at the Iraqis occupying part of the Nancy Spending a Lot of Time in the Tub Va. - When Nancy Reagan is she takes long baths where she carries on imaginary conversations with her husband's always terrific in the she always say just the right words in just the right and they never talk With Election Day less than two weeks the wife of Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan presumably has reason for many She is ripping she because President Carter has been attacking her husband on a vicious think campaigns are character Mrs. Reagan yourself in how you choose to fight your I deeply resent Mr. Carter's attempts to paint my husband as someone The she said in an Associated Press are a very very vicious MRS. REAGAN'S MANNER was controlled as she sat in a salmon-colored den at the rented house that Jacqueline Kennedy designed as a family retreat when John Kennedy was Mrs. Reagan described Carter's remark this week that Reagan is advocating measures that could move the nation closer to nuclear war as terrible thing for anyone to She regaining control of her shaky this day or what a war would mean is so devastating and so frightening that it's a terrible thing to I have no respect for anyone who does MRS REAGAN ALSO said she wishes the campaign were that if they lose won't be the end of our and that she has mixed feelings about wanting her husband to be one you think of the life you had before and the life you could have with your husband and she it would be calmer and more But on the other I feel more strongly about this election than I have about any of the Ronnie has all the qualities of leading that we need Mrs. Reagan described herself as a superstitious woman who cries NANCY REAGAN and worries constantly just about She said she doesn't enjoy - an occasional vodka and orange juice and says once in a but nothing TO GET HER MIND off the she loses herself in the latest best such as William Styron's and Barbara Goldsmith's story of Gloria Gloria At Perfectly precisely Nancy Reagan at 56 is a disciplined yet have every letter Ronnie ever wrote me and every picture my children ever Mrs. Reagan said she is a avidly opposed to legalizing abortion the mother's life is and living just playing Headquarters 225 South Loudoun 662-7200. 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