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Saturday, September 20, 1980
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tit x - -"x r : f-"" n m - i ...4 litf i k A A f imncsriofi a Arm i, i Li '.tji y V t -; - i-4iv'4in t .JB1 ifc g H Maclntyre: 'Get Tough P-15 Also Tonight's Opry Lineup, Both P-31 Majors: 'Look Out P-15 -WEATHER- INDEX- CLOUDY Page Page Editorials ..... 4 Horoscope ... 33 Obituaries ... 20 Panorama. . .31-34 Radio-TV. . .32-33 Sports .... 13-19 TO Amusements 9 Business . . .13-13 Churches. ... 14 Classifiae'. . .20-29 Comics .... 32,33 Crossword ... 32 H JUs Second Clan Postage Paid at Nashville, Tenn. VOL. 75 NO. 166 A GANNETT NEWSPAPER NASHVILLE, TENN., SATURDAY, SEPT. 20, 1980 34 Pages M TENNESSEAN 90s See Page 20 - 4 t : . -: - - - , " i-Si'V.''.- - '":, "I .-A ;, :-' '9:y. ;: . Jl:;tff 1 J JiJ- - ; -. asser Calling TVA to Task On Spending By MICHAEL MECHAM Gannett News Service WASHINGTON The TVA will be asked to justify before, a Senate 'panel in November its multibillion-dollar nuclear power development program, Sen. Jim Sasser announced yesterday. Sasser has asked the General Accounting Office (GAO) to investigate whether the TVA nuclear program is overbuilt by 45 to 50, as studies by his staff indicate. He says over-construction has been a major factor in slowing the region's economic growth, and he charged TVA officials with failing to respond to similar criticism he raised two years ago. Sasser said "tentative feedback" from GAO investigations at TVA's Knoxville headquarters show TVA is still committed to unneeded nuclear plant expansion. He would not elaborate on what new evidence he has received. UPI Telephoto Explosion Jars Countryside DAMASCUS, Ark. An explosion of a Titdl II missile silo jars the Arkansas countryside for miles and injured 22 Air Force personnel. Warhead Blast A rooe as tec , "I AM NOT satisfied that TVA's operations are as efficient as they could be," Sasser said. "I have sincere doubts about some of the policy decisions made in recent years. These decisions can have a profound impact on the economic well-being of the Tennessee Val-, ley region for decades to come." TVA has had two rate increases this year 10.8 in April and 13 to take effect Oct. 1 and is studying a possible 1 3-20 increase next spring. Those hikes "are creating a severe hardship for valley residents," Sasser said. Recent talks with rate-payers and state politicians show a "wide- Two Dealers Told of Gas Price Guts By NAT CALDWELL Nashville retail dealers for both Chevron and Texaco have been notified by their suppliers of a 2-cent cut in wholesale prices of all grades of gasoline. . .. The price cuts became effective Thursday, and several dealers said ly held belief that TVA is not doing they believe that the reason for it but Pentagon sources said no damage occurred to the warhead and Air Force officials said no radiation escaped. "THERE IS absolutely no evidence of any radioactive material in the area," said Hans Mark, secretary of the Air Force. "I can tell you that with absolute assurance." The Omaha World-Herald, however, said sources told it the 103-foot Titan, the nation's most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile, was destroyed and that some' damage did occur to the thermonuclear warhead. The newspaper said its source emphasized that no radiation leak was detected and there had been no danger that the warhead would detonate. , NBC and ABC News said it had learned the warhead was blown out of the silo by the explosion, but both the Pentagon and the Strategic Air Command in Omaha, Neb., refused to confirm or deny the report CARTER SAID he has directed From WIRE REPORTS President Carter and members of Congress called yesterday for investigations after the underground Titan II missile silo housing a nuclear warhead exploded "like Roman candles" in rural Arkansas. The explosion near Damascus, Ark., occurred after a workman dropped a wrench socket that punctured the missile's fuel tank. At least 22 workers were injured, PLO, Syria Ask U.S., 'Holy War' By MICHAEL GOLDSMITH FEZ, Morocco (AP) The PLQ and Syria proposed to Islamic countries yesterday a sweeping "holy war" strategy aimed at America and Israel. - The proposal includes an oil embargo, general mobilization of manpower and PLO recruiting offices throughout the Moslem world. : THE PROGRAM was jointly submitted at the second day of a ministerial meeting of .the world's Islamic countries by Palestine Liberation Organization "Foreign Minister" Farouk Khadbumi and Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk ponent, Charlie C. Norton was giv- Shraa. Conference sources said such an extensive program had virtually no chance of adoption by the foreign ministers who mostly represent conservative Islamic governments. The sources noted, however, that the Islamic countries include a majority of the members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and . could theoretically , make an oil embargo highly effective if they chose. : THE MINISTERS, representing 39 Islamic countries, the PLO and the Turkish sector of Cyprus, were convened by Morocco's King Hassan II to plan a "jihad" (holy war) against Israel's formal annexation of East Jerusalem. Egypt and Afghanistan were not represented at the conference. Egypt was expelled from such meetings for signing the Camp David peace treaty with Israel and Afghanistan was suspended after the Soviet military intervention in. Afghanistan in December. All speakers at a conference . plenary session supported the (Turn to Page 2, Column 3) the Defense Department to investigate the cause of the accident and to' inspect other Titan sites throughout the nation. Asked whether the warhead had been removed, Carter replied merely that "everything is safe.", "The situation is under control," Carter said, "We have monitored the site very carefully. There is no indication of radioacivity at all." "THESE MISSILES are the oldest part of our Triad. We have 52 or 53 missiles of the Titan class are still in standby for use if necessary. They are an integral part of the Triad." - -r "We have been aware they are older missiles and through a normal evolutionary process they will , be replaced," Carter said. - The explosion also prompted demands for a congressional inquiry to determine if the missiles are worth keeping. V "IF IT'S NOT safe and effective, I don't know why you need it," said Republican Sen. Robert Dole, all it can to hold down rates and eliminate wasteful practices," Sasser said. People believe the agency is "insensitive to economic suffering caused by rate increases, he said whose home state of Kansas is one of three states where the silos are housed. Dole told a news conference he has not made up his mind that the missile system should be dismantled. But he suggested that its main purpose may have been as a bar gaining chip in the btrategic Arms . trolled?" Sasser was asked Limitation Treaty talks with the "in a word, yes," he said. Soviet Union. - This is not the first assault on (Turn to Page 2, Column 5) (Turn to Page 2, Column 1) Sesame Street Actor is competitive, in that both compa nies have been from 2 to 4 cents higher than the market average this summer in the Nashville area. SOME DEALERS said they an- and, as a result, public confidence ticipate that the 2-cent price cuts in TVA is "eroding steadily." "ARE YOU SAYING that TVA is so arrogant that it can't be con- will be the last in Nashville, this year. . Some of Chevron's retail dealers in the Nashville area said they are delaying their retail reductions until they pump out the last gasoline in their storage tanks bought at the (Turn to Page 7, Column 1) Charged Court Permits Norton To Take Jackson Post In Neighborhood Rampage Here GAINESBORO, Tenn. Despite hurried legal wrangling by an op en permission yesterday to serve as Circuit Court clerk pending future court arguments on the legality of his appointment. Chancellor Vernon Neal, after hearing arguments by attorneys for Norton and former County Commissioner Bill Hensley, lifted an injunction issued at Hensley's request Wednesday afternopn. HENSLEY, WHO lost to Norton 10-8 when the Jackson County Commission met in special session Monday night, has charged that the meeting was illegal because notice of the session was not sent out 10 days in advance. Hensley was a member of the county commission when it voted unanimously to meet Sept. 15 to fill the Circuit Court vacancy but, according to' Norton's attorney, gave up his seat on the commission Monday night when he accepted the nomination Monday night for the circuit court clerk's job. "Before the nomination, I stood up and made It plain that I thought the meeting was illegal," Hensley said last night. "But there were certain commissioners that were determined to give him Norton the job, so I accepted the nomination and lost." NORTON, FORMERLY county executive,, lost his Aug. 7 bid for re-election to then-Circuit Court Clerk Doy Wilson. When Wilson was sworn in as the county executive Sept. 1, that left the Circuit Court clerk's position vacant. , Under state law, the county com-. mission elects someone to fill such a vacancy. The Jackson County. Commission chose Monday night to give Norton the former job of the man who had defeated him in the public election. Hensley, who immediately filed suit challenging the validity of Norton's appointment, asked that an injunction to issued to prevent Norton from taking office pending a full hearing on the issue. THE ORDER WAS issued within hours after Norton was adminis tered by oath of of f ice Wednesday . morning by Circuit Court Judge Willard Hagan. ; "Apparently, Mr. Hensley, was unaware that the oath of office had been taken and the required bond had been accepted," local attorney William L. Draper, who represents Norton, said last night. ' (Turn to Page 3, Column 1) h 5 :s Northern J. Galloway, Charged With Aggravated Assault "I'm David of Sesame Street and they're trying to kill me" By RANDY HILMAN An actor on the popular children's television series Sesame Street was charged here yesterday with staging a rampage on Graybar Lane after apparently going berserk, police said. ' , Northern J. Calloway, 32, of New York City, was subdued by three police .officers after having beaten a woman with an iron rod, smashing the windows of one house, breaking into and vandalizing a second residence and breaking the 'windshield of an automoible, officers said. 'I'M DAVID OF Sesame Street and they're trying to kill me," screamed Calloway after Metro ambulance personnel strapped the man dressed only in a tee-shirt onto a stretcher near the intersection of Graybar Lane and Ben-ham Avenue. "I still don't know what went wrong with him," said Sgt. Joel Goodwin. "When the officers finally captured him, he was saying all kinds of strange things, and he appeared to be trying to eat the grass." The sergeant said Calloway was taken first to Vanderbilt Hospital for emergency treatment of cuts he suffered while breaking out the windows of two homes. Later, he was transported to Middle Tennessee Health Institute for observation. THE CHILDREN'S actor has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with the beating of Mary Stagaman, 27, a resident of Villager Condominiums, 3600 Hillsboro Road. She was listed in stable condition in "Vanderbilt Hospital's intensive care unit with head injuries and broken ribs. Miss Stagaman, director of mar-(Turn to Page 3, Column 1)

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