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Hillsdale Daily News (Newspaper) - March 8, 1980, Hillsdale, Michigan
Thi Hill dais daily news saturday March 8. 1980 3a new rules set for giving up hostages by the associated press the moslem militants at the . Embassy in Tehran on the verge of surrendering their american hostages to iranian authorities unexpectedly made a demand Friday a to speak to the people of Iran. This new condition May have set the stage for another showdown Between the Young militants and president Abolhassan Bani Sadr and could hinder Progress toward resolving the crisis. Bani Sadr in recent weeks has refused to give the militants the automatic radio and television time they once enjoyed. The latest twist came after iranian protesters rallied at the embassy for the second Day calling on the radicals not to give up their captives and demanding that the government not Compromise with the United states. There was no immediate comment from iranian officials who earlier Friday said the approximately 50 hostages would probably be moved saturday from the embassy to another undisclosed location where the . Investigative commission on Iran would meet with them. Even if the authorities do assume control of the americans an Early release appeared unlikely. Tehran radio said Friday the revolutionary government still intends to leave the decision on the hostages Fate to the new parliament which will not be elected fully until next month. Hie militants who have held the americans for 125 Days called on the ruling revolutionary Council on thursday to take custody of the hostages. They said the Bani Sadr government had applied heavy pressure to allow the . Commission visit. Since they did not want to stand by and allow a visit the militants said the wily alternative was for the authorities to assume responsibility for the hostages. But on Friday a spokesman for the militants said in a Telephone interview with a Western reporter in Tehran that the embassy occupiers were now demanding a that the iranian people know what we have to say before they would hand Over the americans. Hie militants maintain that the . Visit is inconsistent with the Quot imams line the policy of revolutionary Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Hani amp add says Khomeini authorized the Council to Deal with ilk1 Issue of the . Visit As it saw fit. Bani Sadr. Eager to end tin crisis has clashed with the militants before. Last month he denounced them As a a government within a government and ordered the state broadcast network to Stop giving them air time whenever they asked for it the iranian president tuts his own conditions for the hostages Freedom but us. Officials believe the negotiating process will be easier once the militants arc removed As a major Factor. Bani Sadr demands a . Admission that it has interfered criminally in iranian affairs a pledge not to do it again and a Promise not to Block iranian efforts to have the Shah and his wealth returned to Iran. President Catter has ruled out an admission of Hillsdale daily news vol. 70�?no. 304 a Ford told contract in violation Detroit apr Ford motor co. Was told Friday its major Union contract did not comply with the Carter administrations anti inflation guidelines. What it All meant was unclear and the United Auto workers said it Wasny to taking it seriously. It was the biggest formal determination yet by the Council on wage and Price stability of an above guideline settlement based on the number of workers involved 197,000. Earlier the larger general motors corp., on whose Law settlement Fords was based and the rubber Industry agreed to hold Down Price increases in Exchange for the councils conclusion that Price restraint would bring their settlements within the guidelines. Ford made no agreement and said it would not ask for reconsideration. The company was a a disappointed and disagreed with the councils conclusion said Peter j. Pestillo vice president for labor relations. A we think it would be unproductive to Appeal a he said. In Washington Law president Douglas a. Fraser said outside a hearing where he was testifying that Alfred Kahn chairman of the Council a a can to measure anything let alone the Ford Law agreement. Their rules Are so confusing we really done to take seriously anything Kahn and Fraser added the Council keeps changing the rules. Ford could be put on a list of companies ineligible for government contracts above $5 million. That and bad publicity once called a Uja boning a Are the councils chief weapons against violators. But Ford said almost All its government business could not be affected because it was done through a subsidiary. In Washington a Council spokesman said Ford was a a probably Correct in its assertion that future contracts would not be affected. Ford like pm said it understood the Council found the settlement a out of compliance by Only two tenths of a percentage Point a and Ford like pm thought the pact was in line with the Council blessed teamster settlement earlier in the year. According to the Council Ford used its own base pay rate instead of the lower Industry average As it should have to calculate the average increase. Also it a incorrectly costed the increases in pension and health and welfare benefits and a a erred in calculating the value of Cost of living adjustments and supplemental unemployment benefits. For Active workers the contract provided 3 percent annual wage increases and a slightly More generous Cost of living formula in the third year. By the end of the contract 14 cents an hour in Cost of living payments were to be diverted to finance fringe benefits. The Union said that would raise an assemblers base pay from $8,675 an hour last August to $10.28 in june 1982, assuming inflation of 8 percent per year. Inflation has been substantially above 8 percent and assemblers now get $9,665. The contract also provided heavy increases throughout its term in pensions for workers already retired. The schedule for a 30-year worker retired in 1970 called for the equivalent of 13.4 percent annual to meet people state rep. Nick Smith is having his first in a series of office hours in Hillsdale county beginning monday. From 11 30 . Until i . Monday Smith r will be at the Frontier general store in Frontier. These hours Are for residents of Woodbridge Amboy and Ransom township. Smith will be at the Reading fire Bam in Reading from 2-4 . Monday. These hours Are for residents of Reading and Ransom townships As Well As residents of Reading. All interested individuals Are encouraged to attend these office hours to discuss current legislation or any other problem with your state representative. The remainder of Smiths office hour schedule will be announced in a couple weeks. Hillsdale Michigan 49242, saturday March 8, 198016 pages 2 sections Jend of the route Osseo a Friday was 62-year-old Ronald Wasnich a last Day As a Rural Carrier for Osseo. Wasnich has been a regular for the last five years and was a substitute prior to becoming a regular since 1967. The Carrier delivered mail to 440 customers which covered 64 Miles. The route took about 2l/z hours to deliver the mail. A former employee of Mobil Oil in Hillsdale said he plans on doing a Little travelling but not much because of the Price of Gas. He said he has never been bit by a dog although he has backed up from them. Photo by Terry o Neal soviet Spring offensive gears up Kabul Afghanistan apr the soviet unions Long awaited Spring offensive against the afghan rebels is gearing up with a massive Airlift and Road caravan of supplies to russians estimated 80,000 troops. Afghan president Babrak Karmalis regime has issued a callup to fill vacancies in its own army radio Kabul said Friday. The Force has been weakened seriously by desertions and defections and the Dari language broadcast said conscripts now in service would not be released even on completion of service until replacements arrive. A steady Stream of giant four engined civilian Jet transports has been Landing at Kabul a International Airport for the past two Days at a rate of one every 30 minutes with soviet Mig jets screaming Low overhead during the unloading operation. For three Days southbound russian military trucks Laden with supplies and escorted by tanks and armoured cars have clogged the main Highway from the soviet Union witnesses said. Foreign reporters who travelled As far As Mazari Sharif 25 Miles from the soviet Border a 200 Miles North of the capital a reported seeing convoys of hundreds trucks. According to Kabul radio men Over 21 would be eligible for Afghanistan a new draft callup. No maximum age was Given. The afghan army which was 100,000-Strong in 1978, was estimated to have less than 40,000 men now according to . Intelligence sources in Washington. Poor performance in its campaigns against the moslem rebels was believed to be a reason tin soviet Union moved its troops in to Back a government coup last december and maintained them there to fight the rebels. In Washington . Intelligence sources said tile russians have begun flying their families Home from Afghanistan in the Wake of recent anti soviet rioting in Kabul. The dependents of russian civilians Are leaving aboard civilian Aeroflot planes the sources said and although the number already departed was not known about 1,000 were thought still to be in Kabul. . Analysts say a soviet movement in Force against rebels in us Konar Valley of Eastern Afghanistan leads them to believe a soviet Spring offensive had started. The analysts said the thrust has reached As far As bar Kowt a Village on the Border with Pakistan and that the soviets have used rockets and Gas along the Way to Clear out villages. The analysts differed on whether the offensive had begun but were agreed that if it had not begun in Earnest it would soon alien improving weather gives their planes tanks and helicopters a better Chance to operate. Hie analysis said they expect the soviets to increase tile present troop strength of 80,000 to As much As 150,000price 20 cents shutdowns prompt suspensions Athens Alu. A a reactor at tile nations largest nuclear Plant was mysteriously shut Down three times in less than a week prompting the suspension of eight employees an investigation by tin Fri Federal officials said Friday. The shutdowns occurred last month at one of three reactors at Hie Browns ferry nuclear Plant owned by the Tennessee Valley authority. Official would not say whether the incidents were believed deliberate. John Schlatter a Tva spokesman at the Agency a Headquarters in Knoxville term., said the shutdowns posed no danger to the Public. The first shutdown occurred feb. Ioas the unit two Turbine was Wheeling through its million kilowatt Peak. Die reactor turned itself off again on feb. 12 and 15. After the first two shutdowns or a trips a tin reactor was restarted within a matter of hours. But when the third unexplained trip occurred engineers ordered operations halted until the cause was determined. On March 3, the unit went Back on line though no operational reason for the shutdowns could be found. Schlatter said the eight Plant employees were suspended for the duration of Lite investigation. He would not identify the employees or suy what Type work they performed except to say that they were neither operators nor control room employees. In Birmingham Fri agent Joe Ross said two investigators were assigned to the Case to determine whether Federal Laws were violated. Hie government owned i a a seven state Utility and operator of Browns ferry and six other nuclear Power plants also disclosed what it termed minor Security breaches at the Alabama site and two at two others in Tennessee. The Browns ferry Plant has had other difficulties in the past news digest lawmakers request help for . Automakers Washington apr Michigan lawmakers and the president of the United Auto workers on Friday called for Strong action to help the battered Uit. Auto Industry withstand the current flood of japanese car imports. However tile Calls were greeted so optically by some members of the House ways and Means Trade subcommittee who complained that . Automakers shared a Large part of the responsibility for the import problem. Vow Bill passes second test Washington apr a Bill to pave the Way for Volkswagen to open an Auto Assembly Plant in a Detroit suburb has passed its second congressional test and could come to a House vote later this month. The Bill Calls for the 2.1 million Square foot Michigan army missile Plant in Sterling Heights to be turned Over to the return the state would construct two buildings for the army at a tank Plant four Miles South of Detroit. The missile Plant then would be sold or leased to Volkswagen for the Assembly operation. Add error rate balloons Ensing Mich. Apr Michigan a error rate in payments to recipients of Aid to families with dependant children ballooned past to percent from october 1978 to March 1979, the Federal government said Friday. The mistake rate climbed from 9.2 percent to 10.3 percent the department of health education and welfare informed state increased error rate was blamed on a totally uncoordinated Federal regulations which he said a deny states the capacity to reduce speeders to risk Points Lansing Mich. Apr Michigan motorists will risk a Apo a tsp on their Drivers licenses if they exceed 60 mph under legislation signed into Law Friday by gov. William Milliken and taking effect next year. The new Law does not take effect until april 1981 influenza b kills 850 people Atlanta apr about 850 More people than expected have died from influenza b in the United states in a six week period the National Center for disease control reported today. The number of deaths anticipated during the Pend was 2,950, but the actual number reported was 3,800 Connolly expects Victory in . Republican primary Columbia . A John Conns by said Friday he experts to win the South Carolina Republican primary but vowed to hang Tough in the Gap presidential sweepstakes even if he does no to. A i think in a going to carry this state a Connally declared on the eve of tile South Carolina primary which precedes primaries in a la Llama Florida and Georgia by three Days. Reminded of Ronald Reagan a strength in tin state Connally said a Why should i think that if i done Twining a going to Connally is optimism was eclied by his two most important allies in South Carolina sen. Strom Thurmond and former gov. James Edwards but Reagan Wasny to conceding anything telling reporters in Rock Hui ., he feels saturdays election in South Carolina a is kind of a after disappointing finishes in Iowa Arkansas and new England Connally needs to move out of the Bottom of the pack of Republican presidential candidates in the four Southern contests. A if we carry South Carolina As i anticipate we will Well run very Strong i think in Alabama Georgia and Florida a Connally told a news conference in Columbia a the last to Days we be gained a he said. A we be got the momentum going the Way we want but the former Texas governor acknowledged that his optimism is based a primarily on instinct a a when you go and see enough people talk to enough people you feel it Quot he said the Only candidate who declined Federal Matching funds Connally has been forced to Cut Back sharply on his spending in South Carolina where 25 National convention delegates Are at stake. He now says his budget for Hie state will in less than a fat Reagan or Bush Are spending. A if i had More Money id spend More Money in South Carolina a he said meanwhile Bush a Campaign abruptly cancelled a series of advertisements questioning Reagan a leadership qualities and understanding of the issues a today we re being asked to support an outlier former governor with no experience in foreign policy no real understanding of tin. Dangers we face in the decade of the 80s. Can we afford to make the same mistake twice Quot asked one radio commercial Fiat was taped and alien withdrawn before it was aired in Florida. At a news conference in Greenville s a bus said lie understand Why news reporters kept asking about the cancelled ads a a you re talking to ii about the text of an and that is not timing run a he said. A my question is so what a in other political developments a former president Gerald it Ford engaged in a period of political soul searching invited John Sears Reagan a ousted Campaign manager to his Rancho miragealif., Home for consultations. Afterwards Ford indicated he has not decided whether to make an outlier run for the White House a rep John Anderson campaigning for the Republican nomination in his Home state of Illinois proposed measures he said would balance the Federal budget in the next fiscal year. Tile Veteran congressman called for a to a percent tax on imported Oil and a 5 percent surcharge on corporate profits. A sen. Edward Kennedy seeking Hie democratic nomination said a crash program by balance the Federal budget will reduce inflation by Only a a paltry fraction at the expense of tin most vulnerable people in american society. Campaigning in Chicago the Massachusetts Democrat repeated his longstanding Call for a 0-Rnontti wage Price freeze to is followed by mandatory economic controls big ship inflation in los a sen Bob Dole asserted that his Campaign for the Republican presidential nomination is a on interviewed by radio station top in the nations capital tile Kansas Republican said he Hasni to decided whether by formally withdraw from the Campaign but Dole Abo said he in t sure his Campaign a never a i Don t Haze by make a decision a lie said. A an announcement will be made at an appropriate time but actually when you re not campaigning and not rating Money i done to think saying Whittier you re in or out makes Hist much of a a the Federal communications Kimmi Sion in Washington rejected a demand by Kennedy for free air time to respond by comments made by president Arter at a nationally broadcast news conference on feb. 13arter had said Hiat certain of Kennedy a statements on Iran and Afghanistan were not helpful by the nation. Hie acc disagreed with Kennedy a assertion that the news conference should be subjected to equal time provisions of comm Cati ins Law
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