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A 8 THE COURIER-JOURNAL, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, Agents ordered lo blow up ship Continued from Page One the damage to the Rainbow Warrior and the death of the photographer. "We hope this will open the eyes of world public opinion to the fundamental immorality that lies at the base of the international nuclear-arms race," Greenpeace said in a statement from London. In his statement, Fabius said that Quiles' preliminary inquiries had produced three conclusions: "It was agents of the DGSE who sank this boat. They acted under orders. The truth was hidden from Councillor of State Tricot." When the first news reports of French involvement were published, the Mitterrand government asked Bernard Tricot, a member of the semi-juridical Council of State and a former chief of staff for President Charles de Gaulle, to investigate. Tricot, basing his conclusions mostly on interviews in the Ministry of Defense and the intelligence agency, reported Aug. 26 that two French agents under arrest in New Zealand and three others sought by New Zealand police had gone to the South Pacific to spy on the Rainbow Warrior but not to damage it. The report was met with wide-spead skepticism in France and was dismissed by New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange as "too transparent to be called a whitewash." Fabius also said yesterday that he and Mitterrand have agreed that a new director of intelligence would be named at the next Cabinet meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, and that the new director would be asked to overhaul the agency. The premier added that the government does not intend to punish the agents who carried out the attack. "The people who merely carried out the act," Fabius said, "must, of course, be exempted from blame, as it would be unacceptable to expose members of the military who only obeyed orders and who, in the past, have sometimes carried out very dangerous missions on behalf of our country." (The Associated Press reported in New Zealand that Lange welcomed Fabius' admission, but said the two French agents jailed in New Zealand should stand trial. ("The idea that acting under orders of a foreign power gives anyone licence to execute criminal acts in another country with immunity and remain inviolate from prosecution Dollar called key in trade Continued from Page One developments and many means of cooperation. . . . Maybe our discussions can contribute but they cannot really command markets." The steps announced yesterday included British and West German reaffirmation of commitments to reduce taxes, and efforts by Japan to stimulate domestic demand and by France to liberalize and modernize financial markets. "These measures will promote greater convergence in economic performance toward non-inflationary growth, which can contribute to a strengthening of non-dollar currencies," Baker said. "We all believe this is a positive means of addressing concerns about the large trade imbalances among our countries." The senior Reagan administration official, who spoke in Washington on condition he not be identified, said the five nations had already agreed in principle to "bring the value of the dollar down and the value of the other currencies up." The Reagan administration has agreed to Intervene more often in foreign-currency markets, that is, to buy and sell gold to maintain certain currency values, the official said. In recent years, the U.S. has intervened in foreign-exchange markets only in times of great chaos. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul A. Volcker, who also attended the meeting in New York, would not say whether any intervention had been agreed upon, though he said it was an option. Yesterday's meeting was announced Saturday and had been planned throughout the week, according to Kim Hoggard, deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury. She said the participants included finance ministers and central-bank governors. All of the ministers spoke out against protectionism yesterday a day before President Reagan is to make a major speech on trade poli- Rain doesn't dampen farm spirit Continued from Page One and food went floating as puddles pooled in the plastic covering designed to protect the stadium's artificial turf. A special crew of students and staff from the university's College of Veterinary Medicine was assigned to safeguard the newly laid stadium turf. To veteran concert-goers, Farm-Aid was an event of historic significance. It was patterned after the LiveAid benefit in July, which , included simultaneous concerts in London and Philadelphia to raise money to aid African famine victims. More than 50 country and rock performers, including Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, B. B. King and John Cougar Mellencamp were scheduled to appear yesterday. Several who came to FarmAid had also performed at LiveAid. Yesterday's concert featured the same rotating or sanction is, of course, quite absurd," Lange said at a news conference early this morning.) The two agents in jail, Maj. Alan Mafart and Capt. Dominique Prieur, who posed as a Swiss couple touring New Zealand, face charges in the New Zealand courts of murder, arson and conspiracy. The Tricot report identified three other agents, now in France, as frogmen who are known to have been on a sailing yacht in Auckland harbor a few hours before two mines blasted the Rainbow Warrior. Since the Tricot report was issued, the French press has reported that two other frogmen actually placed the mines on the hull of the Rainbow Warrior and then escaped to France. The operation, according to the press reports, was under the command of Maj. Louis-Pierre Dillais, director of the intelligence agency's frogman training center in Corsica. Fabius' statement yesterday was unlikely to quiet the growing furor in France over the affair, since it failed to establish responsibility for the bombing. Moreover, the long delay in admitting French guilt has embarrassed the government, and a cover-up was obviously attempted. The pattern of government revelations so far hints that the government may intend to blame the intelligence agency for acting on its own. Hernu, who had insisted for weeks on the innocence of the intelligence agency, which is a part of the Defense Ministry, claimed in his letter of resignation that he had discovered only last Thursday that he had been lied to. Lacoste, the director of intelligence, was dismissed after he refused to reply in writing to questions about the bombing. But Le Monde, France's most-respected newspaper, and L'Express, the best-known news magazine, have reported that the operation was ap-. proved earlier this year by Hernu and by Gen. Jeannou Lacaze, armed forces chief of staff at the time, and Gen. Jean Saulnier, then Mitterrand's military aide. Even before Fabius made his statement, some members of the opposition had demanded that the premier himself follow Hernu's lead and resign. Earlier yesterday, speaking on Radio Monaco, French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas said France had no intention of giving in to the demand of New Zealand's prime minister and apologize for the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior. Dumas, however, spoke before the prime minister issued his acknowledgement of French guilt. Associated Prtss James Baker Calls protectionism dangerous cy, including discussion of wavs to promote exports and deal with unfair trade practices. Protectionism "might seem in some cases to bring a short-term benefit but in fact would do lasting harm, not least to the countries that imposed those measures," said Law-son of Britain. Martin Feldstein, a former economic adviser to Reagan, said yesterday on the CBS News program "Face the Nation" that the basic solution to the U.S. trade deficit is a devalued dollar. "The question is. can you bring five people into a room (and significantly lower the value of the dollar)? You really can't," he said. Feldstein said the meeting might result in a slight lowering of the dollar's value, but not enough to have a major impact on the nation's trade deficit. Strengthening foreign currencies against the dollar would, in effect, make U.S. goods more competitive abroad. The New York Times quoted an unidentified foreign official as saying moves toward protectionist trade policies in Congress had much to do with calling the meeting. stage that was used, at the Philadelphia concert. Between acts, several performers and some politicians spoke to reporters at a continuous press conference hosted by MTV veejay Martha Quinn. ' "They all have something important to say about America's farmers," Quinn said. "We want to give everyone the chance to be heard." Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin urged the media to make clear the purpose behind FarmAid. "It's not so much, to focus attention on the plight of the American farmer," Harkin said, "but on the need to have a new direction in farm policy, to decrease the deficit and increase (farmers') income." Harkin is sponsoring a farm reform bill that will be debated this week in Congress. Ultimately, the bill would reduce the deficit from $40 to $14 billion by placing specific controls on production, he said. Kelly the Minnesota farm said the farmers' situation ts "dete New contract likely for Swain Continued from Page One ty president in Kentucky, with a salary of $90,929, and has substantial fringe benefits the most obvious being a $250,000 home in the Cherokee Triangle. His deferred compensation, which is drawing interest and will be paid to him when he leaves the university, is based on annual evaluations by the trustees and is not part of the employment contract. The compensation can be up to 10 percent of Swain's salary. 'He received a total of $15,000 for the 1981-82 and 1982-83 fiscal years, $5,000 for 1983-84, and $9,039 for 1984-85, a year in which the trustees said his performance had been "excellent" and "outstanding." When the trustees started the deferred compensation last year, and made it retroactive to 1981-82, it rankled some faculty members, who had complained and who are still complaining about small increases in their salaries and benefits. The trustees expressed concern about Swain's relations with the faculty in their evaluation of him last year. They said this year that those relations had greatly improved. However, faculty members said in a survey last spring that Swain's efforts to improve faculty morale and his willingness to take faculty advice were less than satisfactory. Gene Gardner, chairman of the board of trustees and of the negotiating committee, said the release of the faculty survey, in July, did not prompt the trustees to start contract negotiations. ' 4 "There's no pressing urgency, but the trustees think he is doing a good job and we shouldn't wait until June," when Swain's five-year contract is due to expire, Gardner said last month. Whether the faculty concerns will prompt a change in the deferred-compensation plan probably won't Earthquake survivor drank tears Continued from Page One he was not even wearing an identification bracelet; his parents are unknown. The baby's discovery buoyed hopes of rescue workers that they might find more survivors in the crumpled remains of the maternity hospital, part of a large government medical complex. Authorities said they believed 80 women, 115 babies and an undetermined nufnber of staff members were trapped in the building when the quake hit. As giant cranes lifted huge slabs of concrete from the hospital ruins, a 183-member rescue team from France worked side by side with Mexican volunteers, all aided by 16 German shepherds trained to hunt for humans. They were part of the assistance including tons of food, medicine and other provisions sent by more than 20 countries. Olex, one of the dogs, barked occasionally as he was led through the rubble by his trainer, indicating what was either a survivor or a corpse. Sensitive acoustical equipment also picked up a sound. The dogs' trainers did not want to build false hopes. "A young dog does not always know the difference between a live human and a cadaver," one said. Working all day yesterday, the rescuers found only corpses. When Sigifredo Gaona felt his apartment building being dashed against a nearby building he tried to jump from his eighth floor window. Friends grabbed his legs and pulled him back. Minutes later the building collapsed and Gaona, 25, crawled out the window then only a few feet above the ground, and escaped over the rubble of the floors below. At least 16 people perished in the building, also in the Colonia Roma area, survivors said, Salinas' brush with death began at Drunken-driving charges Gary L. Rogers, 33, of the 4100 block Chambers Way. Wilmcr G. Rudy, 44, of the 400 block S. 10th St. Saundra R. Wilson, 40, of the 3100 block Auburn Circle. Jennifer G. Peter, 20, of the 4100 block Browns-boro Road. Jerry L. England, 34, of the 12500 block Dixie Highway. Roger D. Marr, 33, of the 700 block Heywood Ave. Jerry F. Howard, 40, of the 2800 block Engle-wood Ave. Patricia L. Ratterman, 28, of the 6000 block Routt Road. Harold W. Caswell, 31, of the 500 block Winkler A V6. Michael W. Edwards, If, of the 4100 block S. Fifth St. riorating every day." Now that his property has been foreclosed, Kelly said, he must show a respectable income within the next year or he will loose all 827 acres that his family homesteaded in 1854.' The money raised through FarmAid won't go a long way to help him or other farmers, Kelly said. But it may finally convince the public that farmers' troubles are real. "I don't know how serious it's got to get before we wake up to it," Kelly said. Crop prices, he said, "are starving us out." Helmut Arnz, a Flint, Mich., musician and auto mechanic, said FarmAid gave him.a sense of optimism that the help farmers need will finally come. He said the spirit of Woodstock, which began at a concert in a New. York farm field in 1969, was resurrected yesterday in Champaign. "It's time all the small people stood up and, together, became the big people," Arnz said. "That's what's happening here. These young people are our future, and they care." be known until this afternoon, when the trustees meet. However, the faculty's concern about salaries, and Swain's own complaint about faculty pay-raise limits enacted by the 1984 General Assembly, seem to indicate that he would not seek a sizable pay increase. Swain's current contract has a base salary of $75,000 for 1981-82, and calls for him to get the same percentage increase budgeted for faculty members. His salary was $80,250 in 1982-83, $86,550 in 1983-84 and $88,281 in 1984-85. The median salary in 1984-85 for presidents of public universities with annual budgets of more than $150 million was $90,524, according to the College and University Personnel Association. The U of L budget is about $185 million. While Swain's salary was below the median, it was more than the median for universities with comparable enrollments, according to the association. U of L has about 20,000 students. The 1984-85 median for presidents of public universities with 10,000 to 20,000 students was $80,000; for presidents of those with enrollments over 20,000, it was $87,888. The salary of Otis Singletary, president of the University of Kentucky, was $80,000 last year. Salaries for other university presidents in the state were: Eastern Kentucky, $76,500; Western Kentucky, $76,056; Morehead State, $73,500; Northern Kentucky, $69,360; Murray State, $66,300, and Kentucky State, $66,000. Those figures don't include deferred compensation, if any, and do reflect differences in the tenure of individual presidents. With the recent departure of WKU President Donald Zacharias for the presidency of Mississippi State University, Swain is second only to Singletary in tenure among the presidents. 7:18 a.m. Thursday, when the first earthquake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, struck. She was preparing breakfast at the small apartment where she lived with her husband and daughter. The windows began to rattle. "My husband grabbed my daughter from the table and began to run for the stairs," she said. All three reached the bottom floor at nearly the same time. i Her husband, with their daughter in his arms, ran through the door and into the sunlight as the roof caved in. Salinas did not make it. "I only had 10 meters (about 35 Hallway Cleaned FREE witH order. 2 Rooms 4 Rooms 8 Rooms $2600 $4400 $75 f Authoruod . USE THIS COUPON AND GET I Ktf ONE ROOM SCOTCHOARDFOl I iSsL FREE w"hi:T9Vie5aned ! ICartxt t Uphnktaiy 0 not good Expires I ' L 2!?io z nn. . i SOFA LOVE SEAT CHAIR $299Sr5M17. - - He likely will be the dean of that group if he stays at Louisville through 1987, when Singletary is expected to retire. Swain has tried to set U of L apart from UK and the state's smaller universities by setting a goal of becoming "one of the best urban universities in the country." Since U of L joined the state system of higher education in 1970, it has struggled to find its niche in the system and in the limited state budget. Soon after Swain arrived at U of L, he was forced to cut $6 million from the university's budget because the state was short of money. But he bounced back, launching a campaign to raise $40 million for an endowment, and he took a high profile in the state university system in some cases taking positions that were perceived as challenges to UK's previously unquestioned . supremacy. In terms of public relations, those academic and budgetary skirmishes paled in comparison to the university's basketball victory over UK in a long-sought showdown, and to national-champion coach Howard feet) to go," she said. "Then I was covered with sharp rocks and called out for help but no one could hear my voice." For what seemed an interminable period of time, she prayed and cried in the silence and darkness of the hole. "I had no hunger except to see my . daughter," she said, tears streaming down her face as she recalled the hours under the rubble. Shortly after the second earthquake, which measured 7.3 on the scale, Salinas said, "I prayed to the Virgin Mary to give me a sign and she came to me in splendor. "She smiled at me and I said, 'Thank you, Virgin." I knew I was going to live." Super Double-Step JET-STREAM CLEANING Shampoo and Jet Stream Process Here's how we do it... 4 Spot, heavy traffic areas given J special attention. O Carpet is shampooed to loosen deep down imbedded soil. 3 Tnen the jet stream cleaning removes soil & shampoo. 4a Carpet is fluffed to raise nap. " l Sa Furniture is Ottfii mud bt pl(CM) by President Donald Swain has tried to set U of L apart from UK and the state's smaller universities by setting a goal of becoming "one of the best urban universities in the country." 1983 Staff Photo Schnellenberger's return to Louisville where he grew up to coach U of L's football team. Swain's aggressive, business-oriented style may have upset some faculty members, but it has endeared him to leading members of Louisville's business community. The marriage of academics and business was especially evident in Swain's decision to let Humana Inc., the Louisville-based hospital giant, manage the university's deficit-ridden teaching hospital. Humana Chairman David Jones, while a U of L trustee, indirectly financed the purchase of Swain's home; he also headed the committee that picked Swain for the U of L post. Humana pledged to fund one-eighth of the $40 million fund drive. All that, and the hospital deal which was concluded after Jones resigned as a trustee led some faculty and student leaders to question whether Humana was exercising undue influence at the university. Swain and Jones denied that and former U of L Vice President Steve Bing said last spring that Humana and Jones had "absolutely respected the integrity of the education process." Unknown to Salinas, her husband and rescue workers were frantically chipping away at the concrete and pulling away metal strips and wooden debris. On Saturday night, at 7:30 p.m., they got through. "My husband called my name and I answered, 'I'm alive.' " Her husband's hands reached down into the hole and pulled her to safety. Moments later, she was in a speeding ambulance. Her husband dampened her soiled mouth with a sponge. "I'm sorry for the thousands who died," she said. "But I am greatful that God gave me another chance to live and be happy." placed back & padded. 9-2S-8S tnd work completed by 10-S-85. 319

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