Defiance Crescent News in Defiance, Ohio
8 Mar 1980

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8 Mar 1980

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Defiance Crescent News (Newspaper) - March 8, 1980, Defiance, Ohio Cold sunday cold partly Cloudy the Crescent news Northwestern Ohio s Complete Home newspaper92nd year no. 211 Defiance Ohio saturday March 8, 1980 Price 20 cents guerrillas report negotiations fail Bogota Colombia up a leftist guerrillas holding 14 diplomats and some 16 others hostage say negotiations with the colombian government to secure their release have failed and a crisis May be imminent diplomatic sources reported. The sources who asked that their names be withheld said guerrillas belonging to the april 19 movement let the government know late Friday night a no More hostages will be released until their demands Are met. A a this May provoke a crisis in the situation and the diplomatic group inside the embassy is aware of it a the sources said. A the m-19 considers today a negotiations were a failure from the Point of View of both sides and the government insists on hiding behind Legal limits in regards to the two main demands for the release of the hostages a the guerrilla message said. A the government cannot apply National Laws to a situation that is clearly International a it added. The message said guerrillas Felt they had granted enough concessions in releasing 24 hostages since the embassy takeover. The m-19 said the release of the 24 a has not produced any response from the government. A it added the commando group had been on the verge of releasing ambassadors Geraldo Eulalio do Nascimento of Brazil Fernando Gomez of Uruguay and peruvian Consul Alfredo Tejeda for a health reasons but they will not be freed the guerrillas Are holding . Ambassador Diego Asencio monsignor Angelo Acerbi the Vatican envoy and 12 other foreign Heads of missions in addition to other lower ranking diplomats in the dominican embassy. The hostages which also include about to colombian citizens were captured on feb. 27 when an m-19 commando group disguised in jogging suits stormed the embassy firing automatic weapons. The guerrillas main demands for freeing the hostages Are the release of 311 jailed leftists scattered in various colombian prisons and payment of a $50 million Ransom. A third round of talks was held Friday near the besieged embassy in the same Cream coloured Van with its rear doors removed that has been used since the two sides began bargaining. A four paragraph government communique issued after the talks said its representatives had presented a a detailed exposition of the official position and the guerrillas had a a reiterated their demands. A the conversations will continue next week a the government note said no Date was mentioned. But a diplomatic hostage telephoned his Mission late Friday night requesting the guerrillas viewpoint be relayed to colombian foreign minister Diego Uribe. Militants refuse to turn Over hostages Tehran Iran up emboldened by chants of a a done to let them go from thousands of Young iranians islamic militants today refused to turn Over the 50 american hostages to foreign minister Sadegh Ghotb Zadeh. Calling Ghotb Zadeh a assertion that Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini authorized him to take custody of the hostages a a tissue of lies a the militants said they would not abide by their own deadline a 5 . 8 30 a m. Est a for handing Over the captives until the revolutionary Council named someone else for the task. The Council was to meet this evening to decide who is to take custody of hostages from the students. Ghotb Zadeh in an apparent attempt to Salvage credibility said in a Tehran radio broadcast that a responsibility for taking delivery of the hostages has been entrusted to me and in order to carry out the decision of the revolutionary Council and to solve the present crisis i shall go to the Den of he said that turning Over the hostages to the Council a is under no circumstances aimed at their he said Khomeini had entrusted that task to Iran a yet to be elected parliament chanting a a done to let them go a some 4,000 iranian demonstrators massed in front of the embassy a heavily chained Iron Gates to form a human Wall to prevent Ghotb Zadeh from entering the compound. A so far the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini has not Given us a direct order to let the american spies go a a militant at the embassy said. In their own statement to Tehran radio the militants said a according to information which has reached us the published report quoting Ghotb Zadeh pertaining to the imams command on the handing Over of the hostages is a tissue of lies. A we regret that we cannot hand Over the hostages to the foreign minister. It is essential therefore for the revolutionary Council to officially appoint another Page 12, column 2, please time to bite the Bullet Washington up the administration is willing to accept higher unemployment As one Way of fighting inflation president Carters chief economic adviser says. A it is Clear we Are prepared to take Tough action and stick with it a Charles Schultze chairman of the Council of economic advisers said Friday As the administration sought to move toward a balanced budget. Asked if the administration would accept higher unemployment he replied a we Are willing and have to take budgetary action such that we re not going to stimulate the Economy to offset the unemployment creating effect of open increases a Schultze would not say How much a balanced budget would increase joblessness or lower inflation. A i can to answer that a he said. The labor department announced Friday producer prices for goods ready for Sale to retailers soared by 1.5 percent last month a a 19.1 percent compound annual rate that was fuelled by the biggest Energy increases in six years. Prices had jumped 1.6 percent in january. Thus the first two months of 1980 have seen the biggest Back to Back wholesale Price increases since 1974. In a separate report the labor department said the nations unemployment rate dipped to 6 percent last month from 6 2 percent in january. Shortly after the new inflation report was made Public. Citibank of new York hiked its prime lending rate to 17 14 percent and several other Banks followed suit Harris Bank and Trust of Chicago went to 18 percent Carter who will spend the weekend in Page 12, column 5, please Bogota a mexican ambassador Ricardo Galan puts a steadying hand on the Back of woman guerrilla As they walk from besieged dominican embassy to a police Van for negotiations Friday. The third round of Ransom negotiations for 20 diplomats seized by leftist guerrillas ended in an atmosphere Tensed by the buzzing of the occupied embassy by the colombian air Force. Up Chicago tentative agreement Chicago up striking firefighters voted Early today on a tentative agreement that would end their More than three week old walkout and penalize most strikers by suspending them for one Day. The tentative agreement announced by unofficial mediator the Rev. Jesse l. Jackson followed 12 hours of negotiations at the bismark hotel if approved the agreement would Send the City a 4,000 striking firefighters Back to work today and would penalize most strikers with across the Board one Day suspensions. Five battalion chiefs brought before the City personnel Board for joining the strike were expected to get More severe punishment but would not be fired. Members of the fire fighters Union local 2 executive Board unanimously endorsed the pact before it was presented to rank and file Union members meeting at Mccormick inn. The endorsement however came grudgingly amid heated discussions were held in private. Fire fighters International representative Michael lass appeared displeased with the agreement saying at one Point a let the Board do whatever. It the agreement was signed by acting Union president William Reddy and Jackson As a witness. As the Union held their ratification meeting Jackson took a copy to mayor Jane m. Byrne for her signature. The main stumbling blocks to a new pact had been amnesty for the strikers and whether unresolved issues would be sent to binding arbitration mrs. Byrne indicated earlier in the Day she was not Page 12, column 5, please Weber seeks second term tornadoes Roar into deep South United press International Southern state residents brought out their umbrellas to Ward off thunderstorms and midwesterner faced More Snow burying any Hopes of an Early Spring. Furious rain and tornadoes were reported Friday in an area from Mississippi to Georgia moving North through the Tennessee and Ohio valleys into the appalachians. Three tornadoes touched Down Friday afternoon in East Central Mississippi and one near Mobile ala., uprooting Trees and causing minor damage. Two of the tornadoes were spotted in East Central Mississippi a third reported near Poplarville miss., in the South damaged several buildings but no injuries were reported Alabama civil defense of Page 12, column 8, please Albert Weber route i has filed petitions As a democratic candidate for re election As Defiance county commissioner Weber was elected to his first term on the three Man county Board in 1976. He is the first Democrat and the fourth candidate to file for the two commissioners seats up for election this year. Weber 51, is a lifelong resident of the county and farms in Noble and Tiffin townships he is past president of the Defiance county trustees and clerks association and of the former county regional planning commission. He previously served seven years As a Noble township trustee. Memberships include the Noble township Volunteer fire department the Defiance county farm Bureau and St. Johns Catholic Church Defiance. He and his wife Mamie have 12 children in filing for re election Weber said he Hopes to continue programs developed by commissioners during the past four years a programs that Are operated now must be continually reviewed for their Progress and accomplishments a he said a without constant monitoring of our operations we Are not doing what is expected of our office. A having viewed local government from both a township and county perspective i feel that a Page 12, column 2, please Albert Weber chamber speaker is motivational a the annual Defiance a a area chamber of com a Merce banquet will a a feature Jim Pickens As its guest speaker on a a sunday March 16, at a the Defiance senior High school. J j a member of the pro i Jujj fess ional speakers j j Bureau his x serious humorous ii audio visual presenta a Tion will be a How do x you rate your Soh a j j Pickens is noted for his fresh motivational j talks that captivate a i Dences with a Lively ii blend of ideas inform i Tion and insights spiced ii with creative graphics amp and Point making ii humor. A resident of a Mishawaka indie has a wide and varied a background As a writer i artist Salesman a businessman teacher a advertising consultant a and cartoonist. He has a Given presentations to a such businesses As Ria a Magna Vox Talon a Bendix Westinghouse. Ii Blue Cross Exxon up x John and Yamaha and ii Monsanto plus groups jux of banker teachers ii Farmers associations a and professional civic ii and youth Organiza a tons. Ii Pickens received his Juba. Degree from ii Wesleyan University in ii Page 12,column2,please a Jim Picken Kroger big Bear wont join Price freeze by United press International the Carter administration Call on the nations supermarkets to freeze prices May not necessarily mean an end to rising prices in Ohio a food store. While one Ohio based supermarket Chain Fisher foods inc., said Friday it would freeze prices two others the Kroger co., and big Bear scoffed at the idea As a Cleveland based Fisher foods said it is freezing a for at least the next 30 Days a prices on More than 700 private Label grocery products at its 143 Fazion a stores chairman Carl Fazio said ifs being done to hold Down food prices. He said the Price action applies to heritage House non perishable grocery items. A we Are asking Fisher food suppliers to cooperate in this Effort so that the Price freeze could be extended beyond the next 30 Days a Fazio said a we also Are urging the food Industry and All other businesses to join with us in holding Down prices for american the Price freeze also includes the Dominick a finer foods units in Chicago Fazio said. However Kroger the nations second largest supermarket Chain and big Bear a Central Ohio Chain both said they would not join the Price freeze. A we believe we Are in a somewhat different position with our aggressive pricing program Over the past several months a Kroger said in statement a a freeze on any group of products is probably not necessary and be meaningful to customers a a Kroger is now and consistently has been Well within the Price guidelines established by president Carter Quot Kroger said a your prices generally Are Well below those allowed by the guidelines in fact our Gross profit margin is below that of last year a we have been and will continue to be priced competitively with other stores House Brand items and on everything else we sell in our stores a said Kroger a flow prices Are a Basic part of our merchandising policy and we constantly Check our prices against other supermarkets to make sure we Are offering the Best value in town a your costs have not gone Down but have continued to accelerate in the past three months we have received 5,151 increases in the wholesale Cost from grocery manufacturers alone and Many of them cite rising costs of Energy and transportation As factors in asking us to pay More a your own food processing facilities which produce our private Label products have not escaped these Cost increases a Kroger continued in the statement a we intend to continue to bring shoppers the Best value we can on All the products we sell and to operate As efficiently As possible to try to hold prices Down a we believe this is the Best Way to help fight inflation rather than rely on gimmicks that wont last a Kroger concluded a spokesperson for big Bear said a we Are not freezing prices and like Kroger depends on various Cost cutting promotions with keeping prices Down. A i done to think it the freeze will work a said the spokesperson a your area is under a different Type of marketing plan we Are offering More specials that last for a longer period of time to help keep prices j

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