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U3 WEATHER TODAY Sunny High, 76; Low, 54 Yesterday High, 72; Low, 57 The Indianapolis Star TODAY'S CHUCKLE He who laughs last is the one who intends to tell the story himself a little later. "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty"-!! Cor. 3:17 VOLUME 76, No. 362 Copyright 1979 The Indianapolis Star SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 1979 ft ft ft ft CRER OCUVf RED Uc PCR WK MOTOH DeUVEREO Mc PER WK. SbigW 20c SPEEDWAY SETS NEW ENTRY RULES FOR RACE 1980 V ' ' ' " Is - SOLO SAILOR GERRY SPIESS, 39, GREETS ATLANTIC DAWN Plans To Complete Trip From U.S. To England In 60 Days ALONE IX 10-FOOT Voyager Sets Sail To Conauer Ocean Virginia Beach, Va. (L'PI) Gerry Spiess. with a minimum of fuss and a minimum of boat, Friday began a 3,000-mile voyage to England. "It's just like climbing a mountain," said Spiess, 39, a resident of White Bear Lake, Minn. "It's a challenge, pure and simple." The challenge may be pure, but with a 10-foot boat sporting a 14-foot mast it's far from simple. IF HE COMPLETES the journey, his boat, the Yankee Girl, will be the smallest vessel ever to cross the North Atlantic, according to the Guiness Book of World Records. Spiess hopes to make the trip in 60 days but isn't convinced it can be done and, unlike others, hasn't sought any publicity. Although in town the past two weeks preparing for the journey, no public mention was made of the trip until a local newspaper columnist came across him. He agreed to an interview, provided the article didn't run until the morning he sailed. "I don't like to actually say that Poland Rolls Out Red Carpet For Return Of 'Our Own Pope9 Warsaw, Poland (UPI) Poles rolled out a 500-yard-long red carpet of welcome Friday for the return of their native son, Pope John Paul II, to his homeland amid a tremendous outpouring of warmth and love that likely will exceed any such display in Polish history. I'p to 3 million people crushed into Warsaw for the Pope's arrival at 10 a.m. today (4 a.m. EDT). Security men, worried about the Pope's plan to stop his motorcade and mingle with the crowds The Weather Joe Crow Says: Next year's "500" will be by invitation only. Wonder if it will be a black tie affair? Indianapolis Sunny and pleasant today; high, 76. Clear and cool tonight; low, 54. Sunny and a little warmer Sunday; high, 80. Winds northeast 5 to 10 mph today Indiana Sunny and pleasant today; highs, 72-79. Clear and cool tonight; lows, 52-59. Sunny and a little warmer Sunday; highs, 78-82. Today's Prayer , No matter what our situation may be, Lord, enable us to give a kindness or an outstetched hand to another, as we thank You for the love You bestow upon us. Amen. 65009 By mm (AP PMIO) BOAT I'm going to cross the Atlantic, because something might happen," he was quoted by the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot as saying. "I MIGHT FIND bad weather and have to put in at Boston or something," he said. "Or I might give up on it. But I do want to go to England in it. And if everything goes well, around the world some day." His wife Sally, reached at her office at St. Paul, Minn., Friday after her husband's 7:20 a.m. departure, said, "My husband is an adventurous man. He is determined and persistent." She said she didn't want to accompany him. "We hear different music," she said, "but that causes us no problems." Spiess spent the past two and a half years designing and building the boat. This spring he quit his job at the 3M Co. in St. Paul, where he was an electronics instructor, to make final preparations. The boat also has a four-horsepower auxiliary motor and is equipped with a VHF radio telephone, a shortwave receiver and ham radio. during his seven-mile ride into the city, tried to keep details of his itinerary quiet. THE FORMER Karol Cardinal Wojty-la, 59, who was elected to the throne of St. Peter last Oct. 16, is the first Polish Pope in Roman Catholic history and is the first reigning Pope ever to visit a Communist country. Up to 20 million of Poland's 35 million people were expected to take part in some way in the Pontiff's ninety tour, Inside Today's Star News Summary On Page 3 Amusement Finance.... 31-33 Paget... 18,19 Area Newi .... 22 Bridge 6 Churches... 15-17 Comict 26 Croitword .... 10 Editorial 20 Obituaries 34 Sports 27-30 TV-Radio 23 Uncle Ray 21 Want Ads . . 34-47 Weather 47 Women.... 12-14 Court News and Statistics 47 Star Telephone IN'timbers Circulation 633-9211 Main Office 633-1240 Want Ads 633-1212 Scores After 4 30 p m 633-1200 CRIME ALERT If You See A Crime Committed Or Spot Suspicious Activity Coil This Number 911 By DAVE OVERPECK The Indianapolis Motor Speedway threw a haymaker into auto racing's civil war Friday, declaring the 1980 500-Mile Race an invitational affair. In order to receive an automatic invitation to the 1980 race here, a prospective entry must have participated in 500-mile races at Pocono, Pa., June 24 and at Ontario, Calif., Sept. 2, "and any other races designated by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 10 days prior to the closing of entries for such races." THE MOVE, ANNOUNCED in a brief press release, was the strongest backing yet from the Speedway for the United States Auto Club in its battle with Championship Auto Race Teams for control of championship car racing. In effect, the Speedway told CART, which includes nine of the top 12 teams in the sport plus several others, that if its members want to compete in the "500" next May, the members must run the USAC-sanctioned races at Pocono and Ontario. In allowing itself the authority to lONations Can Make A-Bomb? Washington (UPI) President Carter said Friday there are at least 10 or 15 non-nuclear nations that could start making atomic weapons within "a few months" if they choose to. While Mr. Carter has made this argument before to dramatize the need for Senate ratification of SALT II, he has not publicly mentioned such an astonishingly short time frame within which developing nations all over the globe could jump into the nuclear-arms race. "There is no doubt that this treaty will enhance our chances to control the proliferation of nuclear weapons among other countries," the President said in addressing several hundred civic and community leaders invited to the White House for a briefing on prospective SALT II accords. "I CAN TELL you for a fact that there are 10 or 15 or more nations at this moment who, in just a few months, could have nuclear explosives developed." He mentioned Pakistan, Iraq, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Taiwan and South Korea. It is generally accepted that Israel and India, among others, have also mastered the technology necessary to produce nuclear weapons, if they have not already done so. "They are watching to see what we will do," Mr. Carter said. "A rejection of his treaty . . . will be a very serious blow to that effort" to rein in the nuclear-arms race. THE BRIEFING was part of the President's continuing effort to take the lead in lobbying for public support for SALT II, which faces an uphill battle for ratification against congressional foes who believe it gives too many advantages to the Soviets. The worldwide arms-race theme is one of Mr. Carter's favorites in these briefings. He told a similar gathering May 10, for example, that "I personally have been working among 10 or 12 nations who have complete capability to develop nuclear weapons, but who have so lar refrained." Unlike Friday, however, President See BOMB Page 8 which will take him to the shrine at Czestochowa, the former concentrttion camp at Auschwitz, his hometown of Wadowice and to Krakow, where he served as cardinal. Throughout this overwhelmingly Catholic nation, the feelings evoked by the Pope's return were deep and touching. "For a thousand years we have been Catholic," said a white-haired woman leaning on a cane at St. Anne's Church in Warsaw. "Tomorrow we will show them . . . (the government)." "Our own Pope will be amazed at the welcome we will give him. Outside there you will see tomorrow nothing but the Pope's own colors," she said, then burst See POPE Page 8 JUDGE SPURNS 'CANDY QUOTA'' CHALLENGE Little League Players By WILLIAM E. ANDERSON In what the judge called a repeat of last week's 500-Mile Race cobxtroom squabbling, two Little Leagutrs were denied a court order reinstating them on their baseball teams Friday. Carole Ponsler, 13, and her brother, Paul, 10, had sought a restraining order against the Edgewood Athletic Association Inc. Little League, saying they were refused permission to play because they did not sell their quota of candy. The suit was filed by their father, Charles W. Ponsler Jr., 7302 Griffith Invitation designate other races mandatory for a "500" invitation, the Speedway gave USAC and itself a potentially powerful tool in dealing with other tracks. By holding out the possibility that a track's race might be made an Indianapolis qualifying event, USAC will be in a stronger position to hold onto races it now has scheduled and to add more. THE MOVE ALSO appears to protect the Speedway from a repetition of litigation that was a prelude to this year's race. USAC attempted to ban six CART teams from last Sunday's race because they "were not in good standing" with the sanctioning body. The six teams and their drivers took USAC, IMS and several other parties to court, charging antitrust violations, and won a preliminary injunction from Federal Judge James E. Noland allowing them to race. One of the court-ordered re-admissions, Rick Mears in Roger Penske's Gould Charge, won the race. In an unrelated move Friday, the "CART Six" amended its original antitrust action to request unspecified treble damages, saying that they were "damaged in (their) trade or business and in (their) competitive position ..." Energy Problem Is Real, President Tells Group Washington (UPI) President Carter Friday clashed sharply with consumer advocates demanding that he maintain oil-price controls and issued a blunt statement saying, "The time has come to face facts: Our energy problems are real." "I never heard anybody talk to Lyndon Johnson the way they talked to Jimmy Carter today," said Betty Furness, a former presidential adviser and one of 27 consumer advocates who held a stormy, hour-long discussion of energy issues with Mr. Carter. "Several persons chose to make it a rather argumentative session," said Brian Harron, executive vice president of the National Restaurant Association. "Because of the decontrol issue . . . there was a lot of bickering." "HE SAID HE would not put controls President's Address Here Likely To Be 'Major Speech' President Jimmy Carter may deliver a "major speech" here tonight when he addresses the State Democratic Party's Jefferson-Jackson Day fund-raising dinner at the Indiana Convention-Exposition Center. Indiana Democratic leaders say the Indianapolis visit will be one of the President's last major public appearances before he leaves for Vienna June 17 to sign the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty with the Soviet Union. "WE HAVE BEEN told he may deliver a major speech," State Democratic Chairman Donald F. Michael said. The President is scheduled to arrive at Indianapolis International Airport on Air Force One at about 6 p.m. Mr. Carter will join a motorcade for a quick trip to the Expo Center, where he will spend about an hour attending two receptions for Democratic contributors. He will address the 3,300 guests at 8 p.m., then leave for Washington, DC, immediately after his speech. Michael said the state party will clear about $100,000 from the ticket sales and the Phoenix Gold Club (sustaining member) program. "It will be the first time since (former Gov.) Roger Branigin left office that the state party will be in a stable financial condition and not have to worry about paying the rent," Michael said. Michael said the state committee will have to pay about 89,000 in expenses for the presidential visit, including hotel and expense money for the White House advance party, a portion of Mr. Carter's travel expenses and motorcade costs. "THE THEME OF the dinner is 'From City Hall to the White House,' and the money raised here will help us elect Democratic mayoral and council candidates this year," he said. Revenue from the dinner also "will help us fund an audiovisual training program for precinct workers and a weekend seminar for all the county chairmen and their vice chairmen," Michael said. In addition to the President, Hoosier Democratic luminaries will attend the dinner, including Sen. Birch E. Bayh, Road, a chauffeur for the Perry Township Fire Department. Ponsler said that his children were not permitted to play, even though they paid the league registration, because they sold only 38 bars of candy instead of the 96 bars required by the league for its fund drive. "THEY ATTEMPTED to sell all the candy but were unable to do so, so we returned the unsold candy bars," Ponsler said. "I offered to help because I have a dump truck that I could have used to help in repairing the field, but they said no. " Related News, Page 27 BY DECLARING the 1980 race an invitational, the Speedway appears to have provided itself the right to exclude anybody it pleases. The reasoning behind the Speedway's action is pure speculation. The announcement came in a five-paragraph statement that gave nothing more than the bare facts. Speedway President Joseph R. Cloutier could not be reached Friday to elaborate on the Speedway's move, and Al Bloemker, vice president for public relations, said, "I don't know anything more than what is in the press release. Anything else would have to come from Joe." The Speedway's action appeared to catch both friend and foe alike by surprise. USAC President Dick King was out of town, and a spokesman said the official would have no comment. "You'll have to talk to them (the Speedway)," the spokesman said. "This is their baby. We didn't know anything about it." CART PRESIDENT Pat Patrick said. back on even if he could," said an angry Kathlen O'Reilly of the Consumer Federation of America. By coincidence, Mr. Carter's program to phase out domestic oil-price controls started into effect Friday, and, within minutes after the meeting broke up, he issued a statement clearly designed to rebut the views of those who had just been pressing him to scrap the program. "Decontrol will increase domestic production, reduce consumption, reduce our vulnerability to foreign supplies and improve our balance of payments," it said. "The facts are that we have no choice in the future but to use less energy and pay more for what we do use. The time has come to face facts: Our energy problems are real. "The time for dreaming of easy, House Majority Whip John Brademas and Robert McKinney, outgoing chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board. In addition, Frances Voorde of South Bend, Tim Craft of Noblesville and Terry Straub of Indianapolis all Hoosiers serving on the White House staff will attend the dinner and be honored as honorary co-chairmen for the event. National party chairman John White of Texas will also attend. Dinner guests paid at least $25 for tickets. Those paying $100 per ticket will be invited to a reception with the President, while 600 Phoenix Gold Club mem CONSERVATION URGED Month's Fuel Supply 15 Below June '78 By WILLIAM J. BOOHER Gasoline supplies at Indiana service stations this month will average 15 percent less than the amount received from oil companies last June, but the shortfall is manageable if the public continues to conserve, Gov. Otis R. Bowen's chief energy adviser said Friday. Gubernatorial aide William J. Watt said he envisions motorists being confronted with about the same situation as in May, when many service stations cut back hours and closed Sundays to conserve fuel supplies. The supplies for last month were 12 percent below that allocated to service stations in May 1978. The extent of allocation cutbacks for this month was determined by state officials who surveyed petroleum suppliers earlier this week. Though the allocation cutback is cause -for some concern, a "positive side" is that there should be less demand this month for gasoline for agricultural operations than in June 1978. Last year, planting continued into June because of the severe winter, Watt said. Strike Out But Superior Judge Michael T. Dugan denied the youths a temporary restraining order, saying, "They have not exhausted all their administrative remedies. I feel it must be a league affair unless no decision can be reached." If that sounds familar, it should. Dugan last Friday presided at proceedings involving car owner Wayne Woodward's suit seeking a restraining order to allow his Car No. 81 to start in the 500-Mile Race. Dugan ruled against Woodward, whose car, qualified by rookie Dick Ferguson and then disqualified by the United Only "I'm shell-shocked. I just can't believe they did it, but I guess they did." Patrick described the Speedway's move as an apparent attempt to "control racing. They're trying to keep USAC intact. They're trying to break CART. Later, in a prepared statement, he said, "It is unfortunate that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has chosen to use its power and influence as the promoter of the world's greatest auto race in what obviously is a last-ditch effort to salvage the USAC 1979 race schedule and it's viability as a race-sanctioning body." Patrick's team, with drivers Gordon Johncock and Wally Dallenbach, was one of six that USAC attempted to keep out of this year's race. Others were the Penske team of Mears and Bobby Unser, Dan Gurney with Mike Mosley driving, Team McLaren with Johnny Rutherford, Jim Hall with Al Unser and Bob Fletcher with Steve Krisiloff. All are CART directors. MCLAREN TEAM Manager Tyler Alexander was as stunned as Patrick by the move. "I really don't know what I think," he said. "It seems like socialism has See '500' Page 8 painless answers is past. The time for rhetoric without responsibility is past." WHITE HOUSE PRESS Secretary Jody Powell described the meeting in much milder terms than some of the participants had. "The President listened very politely and patiently," Powell said. "He told them he was not going to withdraw decontrol." But some of the visitors expressed exasperation with the President. "One view we were trying to convey today is the fact there is rage on the part of the American people," said Adam Levin, director of the New Jersey division of consumer protection. "I see it every day ... We have a crisis of confidence, based on conflicting state-See ENERGY Page 8 bers who give $600 a year to the party have been invited to attend a private reception for Mr. Carter. RESERVATIONS ARE still available for the dinner, party leaders said. Two groups have announced plans to picket the President. The Paddlewheel Alliance, a group which draws most of its support from the college community, will protest Mr. Carter's policies on nuclear power plants, while the Committee for the Preservation of Life, a largely Catholic anti-abortion group, will protest the President's refusal to support a constitutional ban on abortions. On the "negative side" is the fact that many service stations "began the month of May with some inventories left over from April," he said. "Very few of them are beginning the month of June with an inventory cushion, and that's a disturbing sign." Watt, chairman of the Midwest Governors Task Force on Energy, also said: "A fair appraisal would be that the gasoline situation in Indiana will be in June approximately what it was in May a very definite shortage, occasional shutdowns but overall a manageable situation if the momentum of conservation continues." He said the situation could become severe, however, if the public should decide to continue "normal summer driving" as in the past. Watt also noted that the state, under federal guidelines, is holding up 5 percent of the total gasoline allocation, up from the 3 percent last month. State officials will allocate the 5 percent to those service stations experiencing hardships because of low fuel supplies. In Court States Auto Club, was not run in Sunday's race. Dugan ruled that Woodward, too, had not used all administrative remedies available to him before taking the case to court. The judge said Friday, "Sure, it's the same ruling. The conditions are the same. Maybe the financial stakes were higher for the race car owner, but both parties must use all their appeals when they are dealing with private organiza-See LEAGUE Page S V V,.

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