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Laurel Leader Call (Newspaper) - March 8, 1980, Laurel, Mississippi Associated press 69th year no. 5� Telephone 428 Ossi Laurel miss., saturday March 1,1980 Price Twenty cents saturday Tornado dips Down at Philadelphia by the associated press tornadoes apparently touched Down in East Central and Southern Mississippi on Friday but authorities said damage appeared to be Light. The Mississippi Highway said an apparent Tornado dipped Down about five Miles South of Philadelphia a roofing a barn peeling tin from houses and uprooting Trees. Another Tornado was reported near Poplarville at the Hillsdale Community on interstate 59 where a service station was damaged. No injuries were reported. Counties in Southern and East Central Mississippi were placed under a Tornado watch Friday night by the National weather service. Justice White to visit Ole miss Oxford miss. A . Supreme court Justice Byron White is scheduled to speak at the March 22 dedication ceremonies of the University of Mississippi s . C. Lamar Law Center. White was appointed to the High court in 1962 by president John Kennedy. Dedication of the 120,000 volume James o. Eastland Law Library will also be part of the three Days of activities in conjunction with the Ole miss Law weekend. Eastland is a former . Senator from Mississippi. Eight children die in trailer fire Opelika Ala. A eight children ranging in age from one to 13 years old were killed in an Early morning Blaze today at a Mobile Home in Opelika authorities reported. Opelika police department spokesman Steve Meadows confirmed that the bodies of eight children were found in the Blaze at the Pine acres trailer Park inside the City limits of Opelika. Quot we received a Call at 11 53 . Of a fire at a Mobile Home Quot Meadows said. Quot the Mobile Home was totally engulfed in flames and the bodies of eight children ranging in age from one to 13 years old were were found in the two bedrooms Quot he said. Meadows said the cause of the fire was under investigation. Salvador Junta nationalized Banks san Salvador Al Salvador a the ruling Junta nationalized Al Salvador s Domestic Banks and restricted the operations of five foreign Banks in the second step of a Long awaited plan to Reform the country and build support for the 5-month-old government. Police meanwhile announced Friday they had found the bodies of 30 More persons shot to death bringing to at least 77 the number of persons killed Here this week in continued political violence. Twenty of the bodies were found on Rural roads North and South of the capital. The other 10 were found beside streets and in Parks in san Salvador the capital. Earlier this week 27 bodies were found in and around the capital not counting 20 persons slain in a left Wing guerrillas attack on a National guard compound monday. Guinness named Best to actor London a sir Alec guinness who played George Smiley in Quot tinker tailor Soldier spy Quot has been named Best television actor of 1979 by British broadcasting critics. The seven part feature also won the award for the Best drama series in the broadcasting press Guild awards thursday. The american comedy series Quot soap Quot was voted Best imported program and the creator of the series Susan Harris was voted a special award. Little experience time to learn Anchorage a Tony Lenzini says hell never do it again. The 40-year-old Toledo Ohio camera repairman has completed a 6,000 mile journey by snowmobile to Alaska. Quot i enjoyed every minute of it Quot Lenzini said of the 62 Day trip from Houghton Mich to Anchorage. And the deed May be considered somewhat unusual since he had never had prior experience with a snowmobile. Quot the first time i sat on it i fell off Quot he said. Quot the machine had about five times As much Power As i thought it Lenzini left Houghton on Jan. 5 and arrived in Anchorage on thursday. His trip took him along winding Back roads of Michigan Wisconsin Minnesota and Montana. Then he moved into Canada through British Columbia and up the Alaska Highway. Lenzini undertook the trip with intentions of setting a guinness record. Quot at least 30 people had tried and fell apart Quot he said. Perot heliport idea shot Down Dallas a Texas computer tycoon h. Ross Perot says he wants to build a heliport at his mansion because his stand against drug abuse makes him an organized crime target in his car. But his idea has been shot Down by another computer tycoon . Bucy. Bucy a neighbor opposed Perot s zoning change request at a Dallas plan commission meeting thursday. Quot to allow or. Perot to have a Hel Stop for his own personal safety because of his role on the narcotics commission is not valid Quot Bucy said. Quot it Only dramatizes the situation and could bring a shooting gallery to the the commission rejected the helicopter plan but Perot could Appeal to the City Council. Inside today a Leader Call weather. Church news obituaries. .2 classified. .12,13 editorials. To tonight. Society. Comics. Sports. Patterns. Carter set to tighten �?T81 budget iranian militants Stana guard in front of . Embassy in Tehran iranian militants holding up Transfer of hostages by the associated press a spokesman for the militants at the . Embassy in Tehran today threatened to refuse to Transfer the 50 american hostages to the ruling revolutionary Council at All if demonstrations of support for the militants continue to increase. A crowd of several thousand gathered outside the . Embassy today the third Day in a Row chanting slogans of support for the militants and urging them not to Transfer the americans held captive for 126 Days. The demonstrators have also demanded the iranian government not Compromise with the United states. A a they re supporting the students not to let the hostages go out of the compound a said the militants spokesman reached by Telephone from the associated press offices in Bonn Germany about 7 30 . A they say a we Trust the students and they the americans should be kept by the students until we get the Shah a if this demonstration increases probably we would not give any of those hostages to the revolutionary asked whether the handover to the revolutionary Council would take place today the spokesman said a i doubt he said there had been no response from the Council to the militants announced refusal to Transfer the americans to foreign minister Sadegh Ghotb Zadeh. Earlier one of the embassy 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 address the iranian people sometime tonight indicated he would not go to the embassy today to receive the hostages. Ghotb Zadeh said he will address the nation apparently signalling at least a temporary postponement of today a scheduled Transfer after the militants said he had falsely claimed the americans Transfer had been approved by Iran a revolutionary Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. They said a Transfer was still possible but not with him in charge of the operation. Landfill closed by state on tuesday Washington a president Carters advisers Are close to completing a a substantial tightening of the 1961 budget As part of the administrations 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 discussions Are underway 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. The urgency behind Carters Effort to develop a new anti inflation plan was underlined by the governments latest wholesale Price report Friday that showed those prices increased in february at an annual rat of nearly 20 percent. The one month increase in wholesale prices of 1.5 percent followed a 1.6 percent Rise in january. Since changes in wholesale prices Are soon reflected in higher retail prices the increase Means More bad news for inflation plagued Consumers. The grim inflation news also contributed to another increase in the prime interest rate to 18 percent by some Banks Friday a level that would have seemed out of the question just a few months ago. The prime rate is the interest charged by Banks to their most favored borrowers. And the National association of realtors reported that existing housing sales ran at an annual rate of 3.21 million in january Down 4 percent from december a 3.35 million level. Since oct. 6, when the Federal Reserve Board initiated its tight credit policies existing Home sales have plummeted 17 percent said Jack Carlson chief economist of the realtors group. American released by user Las vegas Nev. A Paul Brawer stood in the Kitchen of his modest Home and Cut up cabbage to join the other Plain vegetables and Chicken in his russian style Stew. A you have had Chicken in this dish in the soviet labor Camp a he said. Brawer released from the soviet Camp March 1, was Back Home Friday after serving 3/2 years of a five year sentence on charges of smuggling nearly 63 pounds of heroin into the .s.r. The 35-year-old Brawer lapsed frequently into russian As he talked about returning to America from the prison Camp West of the Volga River in Mordovin. Ervi sors by Edd Jussely or. Of the Leader Call staff a spokesman for residents living near the proposed sanitary Landfill off lower my Rick Road said Friday petitions circulated last weekend seeking closure of the dump were destined for Bush construction co. And the county a Board of supervisors. A the Community Hopes that Bush will make a decision to relocate the Landfill in a More isolated area and not in the Center of a residential area a said Joann Bush a member of and spokesman for a committee of nine representing residents of the Community. The Landfill was closed tuesday at the request of the state Board of health after being operated about three Days. A spokesman for the Board of health said the closure was Only temporary and not permanent. Harry Bush president of Bush construction co., said the closure resulted from a a a misunderstanding Between his company and the Board of health. A the few Days that the Landfill was operated made us aware that the environmental Quality of the Community was at stake a mrs. Bush said. A the Best management possible of a Landfill of this kind would not offset the and verse effects of living near the mrs. Bush said even temporary use of the lower Myrick Road Landfill had already created problems with doors traffic and noise. Harry Bush said thursday Landfill operations Are recognized methods of reclaiming land making it suitable for reuse. But mrs. Bush said the residents of the lower Myrick Road area Are concerned about use of the property from the time the Landfill is begun until the acreage is reclaimed. A landfills Are great for reclaiming land but we done to know How Many years it will be operated before it is completed a mrs. Bush said. A we believe there Are areas in the county where people would like to have their land reclaimed for future use that is not in a residential area a she added. A we have addressed of petition to Bush in the Hope that company will move to a Les populated area a she con eluded. She said about 500 people have already signed the petition to Bush and the super visors. She said the Board of supervisors would be required to approve the Landfill site adding that supervisors rejected the same site As a Landfill in 1972. Money Supply decline raises Hopes on credit for Home delivery Call 428-0551 new York a 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 k is have tumbled recently Ause of spiralling interest rates prices Rose slightly after the Federal reserves announcement late Friday. A psychologically i think the markets needed some Good news a said Bob Sinche of Bear steams 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. La includes Cash in circulation and most checking afghans Tell of attacks Peshawar Pakistan apr anti communist afghan guerrillas recovering from Battle injuries told today of punitive raids by soviet and afghan troops on rebel held villages in Afghanistan. The guerrillas questioned in a makeshift military Hospital maintained by one of the most prominent of the afghan guerrilla movements said the soviet and afghan troops were backed by aircraft and armoured units. Deposits at commercial Banks the More broadly defined mob 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. The tight Money policy resulted in one Bank lifting its prime interest rate to 18 percent Friday and most Banks went to 173/4 on their Loans to their most credit worthy corporate customers. 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. While some stability in the feds Day to Day policy might be expected Jones and Griggs both said they continue to exit the fed to announce some ther 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 nation s major reporting Banks fell $458 million to $154.2 billion. South Carolina putting on first gop primary pensive candidate John Connolly seeking votes in today s South Carolina gop presidential primary sits pensively As he Waits to give a Campaign speech in Florence Friday. Associated press by the associated press 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 gop 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 fron Trunner 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 Crit Cally momentum for the Batties next week. The polls opened at 7 . Laurel time and were to close at 6 . Never before had the South Carolina gop 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 . 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 states 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 got the momentum on the West coast Reagan a ousted Campaign manager John p. Sears huddled with Ford at the former presidents Mojave desert Home in California and declared afterwards emr. Ford could be nominated if he decided to Ford for his part said he has yet to make that decision although Thomas c. Reed head of the new draft Ford National committee declared things Are a moving very columbian negotiation stalemated Bogota Colombia apr efforts to free the hostages held at the dominican republics 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 the embassy was seized 10 Days ago the talks Friday took place in a beige Van parked near the front of the besieged building

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