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Ironwood Daily Globe (Newspaper) - March 8, 1980, Ironwood, Michigan Temper at res 24 or. Period to 8 a m. 23 to. Previous 24 or. Period 20 5 year ago High 28 Low 6. Seasons Snow 135 in. Snow year ago 151 in Ironwood daily Globe forecast a Cloudy tonight. Lows from 5 to to above. Cloudy sunday with a Chance of Snow. Highs in the mid to upper 20s. 61st year number 92 associated press leased wire news service Ironwood Michigan saturday March 8,1980 twelve pages one Section single copy. 25 cents _ i postpone hostage Transfer by the associated press foreign minister Sadegh Ghotb Zadeh said he will address the nation tonight apparently signalling at least a temporary postponement of today a scheduled Transfer of the american hostages to the revolutionary Council. State department officials said a things seem confused a in Iran and doubted the Transfer would be made As scheduled. At the . Embassy in Tehran a spokesman for the militants refused to say whether the Transfer would be called off for the Day. Saying Only Many developments were possible in the coming hours but he said Ghotb Zadeh a decision to give an interview indicated he would not come to the embassy today to receive the hostages the Transfer first appeared in doubt Only hours before it was to occur when Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini s office issued a statement denying Council claims that he had approved the move. Militants holding the hostages announced they would hand Over control of the americans to the revolutionary Council at 5 00 . Local time. 8 30 a m est. But in a separate announcement broadcast on Tehran radio and monitored in London. They insisted they would not turn the hostages Over to foreign minister Sadegh Ghotb Zadeh appointed by the Council to handle the situation. They accused Ghotb Zadeh of lying to them by saying revolutionary Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini had ordered the americans transferred to the control of the Council. They said they wanted the Council to Delegate another representative to take custody of the hostages. Meanwhile. Khomeini a office issued a statement saying some newspapers a have attributed the arrangements t of the Transfer to the Imam a a a Imam Khomeini continues to maintain silence on the Issue and he has delegated responsibility for the hostages to the islamic National Assembly a the Brief statement said. Members of the Assembly will not be fully elected until next month. The radio report of Khomeini a statement was greeted with great enthusiasm outside the embassy where a crowd of several thousand had gathered to chant slogans of support for the militants. In another development. Tehran radio broadcast a further clarification of the situation from president Abolhassan Bani Sadr the radio quoted Bani Sadr As saying the militants first proposed to an unidentified member of the Council and to Khomeini s son Ahmad that they hand Over the hostages and the embassy to the Council. A when i me with the Imam Khomeini his son praised the proposal with me and i agreed. Then i raised it with the Council and it was endorsed a Bani Sadr said the last minute mane vering was apparently aimed at keeping Khomeini out of direct involvement in the dispute Between the militants and the Council. A we will not hand Over the hostages to Ghotb Zadeh a the spokesman said in a Telephone interview from the occupied embassy compound. A they the Council have to appoint another person with a written order and Seal of the revolutionary earlier the foreign ministry issued a statement saying Ghotb Zadeh would act As the official government representative in the Transfer of the hostages now in their 126th Day of Captivity. In a broadcast an hour before the militants announcement Tehran radio said gho Tabadeh announced in a Friday night speech that he would a receive Quot the hostages from the embassy militants sometime today. Gho Tabadeh declared he would do this following the a order of the Imam Khomeini a and with a the approval of the revolutionary Council which was there was no immediate indication whether the militants new demand would effect the Transfer. In any event a speedy release of the americans appeared unlikely. In their radio statement the militants said the hostages will be Given a full medical checking and films Are to be taken of them Quot before they Are turned Over to Council representatives the Early morning state radio broadcast appeared to signal that the radicals had backed Down from a demand Friday that they be Given radio and television time to address the nation before they surrendered the hostages. That demand came after iranian protesters rallied at the embassy for a second Day calling on the militants not to give up their captives and demanding the iranian government not Compromise with the United states. Fed report raising Hopes Carter aides forming tight 1981 budget new York apr a report that shows the amount of Money in circulation in the United states has dropped $2.8 billion has raised Hopes in the financial Community that the Federal Reserve Board May take a breather after a series of aggressive credit tightening moves. In the Bond markets where prices have tumbled recently because of spiralling interest rates prices Rose slightly after the Federal reserves announcement late Friday. Quot psychologically i think the markets needed some Good news Quot said Bob Sinche of Bear Stearns amp co. A there is some reason to believe that there will be slower growth in the Money Supply after weeks of surging growth. The Federal reserves report for the week ended feb. 27 showed Mia a narrow definition of Money declined to a seasonally adjusted average of $374.7 billion from $377.5 billion in the previous week Mia includes Cash in circulation and most checking deposits at commercial Banks. The More broadly defined mib also includes deposits at other financial institutions. It fell $2.9 billion to $391.2 billion in the latest reporting period while Money Market analysts cautioned against drawing conclusions based on a single weeks figures the unexpectedly Large decline should give policy makers a a head Start on the Down Side in trying to control Money growth in March said William Griggs vice president at j. Henry Schroeder Bank amp Trust co. A it is too Early to reflect results of the fed tightening which started Back in mid february but i would say it will give the fed a Chance to catch its breath a said David Jones of Aubrey g. Lanston amp co. Jones suggested the Sharp drop in Money figures might partially reflect an unwinding of the $6 billion bulge in the Basic Money Supply that occurred Between Jan. 23 and feb 6. The tight Money policy resulted in one Bank lifting its prime interest rate to 18 percent Friday and most Banks went to 17 4 on their Loans to their most credit worthy corporate customers. While some stability in the fed s Day to Day policy might be expected Jones and Griggs both said they continue to expect the fed to announce some further credit tightening Steps As part of a broader administration anti inflation plan speculation has largely focused on credit controls on lending and an increase in the fed discount rate. The Federal Reserve Bank of new York also reported declines in commercial and Industrial Loans for the week ended feb. 27. Commercial and Industrial Loans at the nations major reporting Banks fell $458 million to si54.2 billion they Rose $85 billion in the previous week the fed report showed the Basic Money Supply for the latest four weeks averaged $376.4 billion up 7.2 percent from 13 weeks earlier. Washington a president Carters advisers Are close to completing a a substantial tightening of the 1981 budget As part of the administration s new ant inflation strategy the presidents top economic adviser says. Charles l. Schultze chairman of the Council of economic advisers also said Friday that a around the clock Quot discussions Are under Way Between the administration and Congress a we Are close to final decisions he said. However it was Learned from sources in the administration and Congress that Carter May not be ready to unveil his program until the Middle of next week if then Connally Hopes to leave cellar John Connally by Lee Byrd associated press writer South Carolina republicans turned out today for their first presidential primary with John Connally hoping to pop out of the candidate cellar and Ronald Reagan vying to keep Dixie a heart from turning fickle. George Bush while withdrawing a last minute Media attack on Reagan wanted to stay close enough to Dampen the standby interest of Gerald r. Ford and Sharpen the cop Battle into a two Way contest Between himself and the former California governor. The South Carolina balloting was the first of four deep South contests in four Days with Florida Georgia and Alabama coming up tuesday. Reagan a Strong showing in the Region four years ago revived a faltering Challenge to Ford and led him to a near upset of the incumbent president. This time Reagan comes in As a hard charging front runner but former Texas gov. Connally declared on election eve a a in a going to carry this at stake were 25 National convention delegates and perhaps More critically momentum for the Battles next week. The polls opened at 9 a m. Est and were to close at 7 . Never before had the South Carolina cop conducted a primary nor had there been any election on a saturday in the state. Democrats will begin selecting their delegates at precinct caucuses starting in a week with Reagan former u n. Ambassador Bush and himself the Only serious contenders on the ballot Connally has dipped into his dwindling Treasury for All he dares while devoting most of his last three weeks on the South Carolina hustings. After dismal showings in Iowa Arkansas and new England another poor result could finish him for Good especially if viewed in Light of All the help he a had from sen Strom Thurmond and former gov. James Edwards two of the most powerful political figures in the state s history. Still Connally defiantly asked a Why should i think that if i done twin in a going to collapse a he predicted instead a if we carry South Carolina As i anticipate we will Well run very Strong in Alabama Georgia and Florida. We be got the momentum going a Reagan his own Campaign strapped for Cash agreed South Carolina was a a a bellwether for the rest of the South and he too. Stumped to the wire Friday night before heading into Florida. Bush also whipped Between Florida and South Carolina telling reporters in Greenville sc., a i think Well Surprise some people in today a balloting earlier he dismissed Connally As a a a regional candidate with nowhere else to go and said the current round of contests would enable him to a go one on one with Ronald Reagan Quot although a Ford entry would a a complicated matters seeks safer quarters a resident of the area near the embassy of the dominican Republic at Bogota Colombia passes a group of police As she leaves with her belongings seeking safer quarters. Military aircraft passed Over the embassy several times Friday while terrorists inside continued to hold some 19 diplomats and others hostage Al ase photo efforts to free 19 in Colombia said stalemated Bogota Colombia apr efforts to free the hostages held at the dominican Republic s embassy Here appeared stalemated today after a third round of face to face talks failed to yield a Compromise Between the government and the guerrillas holding the captives As in the previous negotiations since th1 embassy was seized to Days ago the talks Friday took place in a beige Van parked near the front of the besieged building the rear doors of the Van have been removed so the guerrillas inside the embassy can watch the goings on. Once again a woman her head masked by a Hood represented the guerrillas. She was accompanied by mexican ambassador Ricardo Galan one of the 14 ambassadors and acting ambassadors still held hostage along with at least a dozen other captives. Galan appears to beading As a go Between. Deputy foreign ministers Cambio Jimenez and Ramiro Zambrano again spoke for the government in the one hour 13 minute session the shortest to Date. A government statement said the officials a presented a detailed layout of the govern ment contentions and for her part the representative of the occupants of the diplomatic seat reiterated those demands of her group a the statement said talks would resume sometime next week there was speculation they would not be held before monday because of local and regions elections scheduled for sunday. Observers said the talks appeared to be snagged on the guerrillas demand that the government release 311 persons the militants claim Are political prisoners the government says the 311 persons Are not political prisoners but were jailed for civil crimes spokesman say the government does not have the judicial Power to release them the other major guerrilla demands included Safe conduct out of the country for themselves and their hostages and payment of a $50 million Ransom. Informants have said agreements May be near on both issues including a scaled Down Ransom payment and Asylum for the guerrillas. The guerrillas members of a group known As m 19, took Over the embassy during a diplomatic reception on feb. 27, capturing 19 foreign envoys including american ambassador Diego Asencio and a number of other persons they have since freed 24 persons most of them non diplomats. Asencio still a captive is reported to be in Good health and spirits. The austrian ambassador who was freed thursday because his wife is gravely ill told reporters Friday that the remaining hostages were in Quot an extremely dangerous situation that could end in a a catastrophic Chicago firefighters ratify temporary pact Chicago a some 4,000 striking firefighters Early today ratified an interim agreement to resume full fire Protection for the nations second largest City a 23 Days and 22 deaths since the first such strike in Chicago a history began. A thank god a said it. Tom of Connell spokesman for the fire department. But some firefighters who remained on the Job during the strike reacted with disbelief �?o1 11 wait till i hear it from the commissioner a said one. Unanimous ratification of the agreement came shortly after Midnight following Marathon bargaining sessions mediated by the Rev. Jesse Jackson Leader of the self help organization operation push when both sides were in agreement Jackson said he left the talks to see mayor Jane Byrne and returned with her signature on the pact. However there was no immediate word on her reaction. The no strike no lockout agreement is to be in Force from today through dec. 31. It was designed to get the men Back to work under a stronger amnesty provision than those turned Down previously. The agreement also sets guidelines for negotiations of the firefighters first full written contract assures firefighters of All benefits they had before the strike began feb 14 and provides for fac finding and binding arbitration for items still in politicking slow in Ontonagon damaged Tanker the rear of the 28,000-ton Oil Tanker Tanio flying the Flag of Madagascar stays afloat after the ship broke up during a storm near the French Island of Batz Friday. According to the French Navy helicopters rescued 31 members of the ships Crew but four persons were killed and four were listed As missing. A laser photo Ontonagon a if Absentee ballots Are an indication of voting trends mondays Ontonagon Village general election will be about the same As two years ago but interest measured by political activity in the Community appears less than in 1978. Clerk James e. Clark said that two years ago 867 voters went to the polls 257 on Absentee ballots. Clark said 254 Absentee ballots were applied for this year but candidates do not appear to be doing As much campaigning leaving Many to believe there May be a lower turnout in mondays races. Races for clerk and trustee highlight the election. Clark a Republican is seeking a fourth term and is being challenged by Democrat ceral Dine Miller. Five men Are vying for three spots on the Village Council democrats Cliff Guilbault and Robert Mazurek and republicans Leroy Brookins John Dupie and Tom Hartzell. Guilbault and Hartzell Are incumbents. Running unopposed in mondays election Are Village president Kurt Giesau Village treasurer Laura Ross and Village assessor Hugo Bigge. All Are incumbents and and republicans. Dispute according to Union attorney j. Dale Berry. A this document is called an interim agreement but it is a contract i Tell you Quot Berry said As he presented the pact to the rank and file. Although the agreement provides for amnesty it Calls for All striking firefighters to work one Day without pay except for battalion chiefs who will lose four Days pay charges pending against battalion chiefs who had struck will be withdrawn. Inside i today the debate Over where Wisconsin should locate its new state prison rages on and a panel now has decided it favors a site at mount pleasant Over the governors preferred spot near Portage the Story is on Page to. White Pine earned a ticket to next weeks regional class d basketball tournament with a Well played win Over Bessemer Friday evening. The account is in today a sports Section pages 8 and 9. Index about people.6 builders page.7 classified. La comics .12 obituaries .2 sports .8,9 weather to weddings .6

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