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Monday, September 6, 1982
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r INSIDE THE RE0ISTEH Plentiful pineapple Grateful Doad-cnd A rare day in baseball Yankees' Roy Smalley hits a A performance by the F ' ' 'f -A Grateful Dead helped bring II, JW"S . the US Festival rock concert igj fcfV flTVV1 ''L near San Bernardino, Calif., to fTf HViXfJ. ' V a mellow end Sunday. DeUUs: . k S home ran from each side of 4- Plenty of fresh pineapple is available, with prices better than they have been. Betsy Balsley offers baying and cooking tips and recipes from Jean Ariyoshi, wife of the governor of Hawaii. Details: 1C. the plate to defeat Royals, 18-7, while two Atlanta pitchers combine for a one- hitter, but the Braves lose to Montreal, 2-1. Details: IB. THE weather: 'iV Jt'r'l 1ro A lie 5e0 pto THE NEWSPAPER IOWA DEPENDS UPON Des Moines, Police hunt for missing W.D.LI, boy Fellow newspaper carrier saw him talking to man By CAROL PITTS RtaMtr Stall Writer A West Des Moines newspaper carrier disappeared early Sunday, minutes after a friend saw him talking to a man along the youth's paper route. The carrier, John Gosch, 12, of 1004 Forty-fifth St. in West Des Moines, was the object of a wide-ranging search Sunday by relatives, friends, neighbors and law enforcement officers. Police were reluctant to call the incident a kidnapping "We're just considering it, at this time, a missing person," said West Des Moines Lt. Ray Fidler but a police artist was reported busy Sunday sketching a likeness of a mystery man. The description was provided by a 15-year-old friend of Gosch also a carrier who told police the man had driven past the boys three times and twice had asked directions to the same place. The 15-year-old, whose frightened mother asked that his name not be used, reported that he and Gosch had picked up their Sunday newspapers at Forty-second Street and Ashworth Road and then had parted. Minutes later, he said, he spotted a man wearing a baseball cap near Forty-second and Marcourt Lane, and the man apparently was talking to Gosch. Dog Wasn't Barking The 15-year-old told his parents he could not determine, at that distance, whether it was the man from the car. He knew Gosch had his dog with him, BOY Please turn to Page 3A John Gosch Wearing shorts, T-shirt I 5. ' , iW vt . I V, ' ' : - t' " ' I r k ) tiigttami imni mo)., jmrn t r'lwriiniij The war that opened Iowa to settlers By KENNETH PINS 01 Th Rwhtar't Dubuou lurMu VICTORY, WIS. - The 150th anniversary of the Black Hawk War passed unnoticed here last month. A turning point in the history of middle America, the war threw open the floodgates to white settlement in Iowa. It included such luminaries as Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Zachary Taylor and William Clark (of the Lewis and Clark expedition). And from the standpoint of body counts, the war was a rousing success for the United States Army. So why no parades and patriotic speeches to mark its anniversary? "It wasn't really a war, it was a slaughter," said Donald Jackson, editor of Chief Black Hawk's autobiography and an expert on the war. "The ones who are proud of it are the ones who don't know much about it," he said. 15-Week Chase The war was a 15-week chase after starving Sauk Indian families through northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Black Hawk's band . close to 1 1,000 Indian men, women and children felt they had been cheated out of their land by treaties they didn't understand, and broken ' promises from their "Great White -Mr. .:J" iAi'i 4,i -.1';,.. Wetandwfld Carl Pierce creates a few squirts of her own while she and her friends play under a cool water shower In Thousand Oaks, Calif., where temperatures reached over 100 degrees recently at the Thousand Oaks High School pool. , Coal locomotive to finish three-state trek at Boone NORTH LIBERTY, IA. (AP) - A 100-ton, 10-wheel steam locomotive will rumble through eastern Iowa this week and next on an excursion that the man who will be at the throttle considers a dream come true. With the help of a "traveling engineer" supplied by the North Western Railway, Tim O'Brien will pilot the 76-year-old coal burner from a railway museum near the Wisconsin Dells to Chicago, and then westward on North Western tracks to Boone, where Engine No. 1385 will be on display at Boone's Puffer-Belly Days railroad festival Sept. 10-12. O'Brien, 32, of Morth Liberty, says his fascination with trains began in the attic of his boyhood home with a Lionel train set. Today, O'Brien and bis wife, Nancy, own their own railroad car Father" (President Andrew Jackson) in Washington, D.C. Forced into Iowa from their home at Saukenuk present-day Rock Island, 111. - in 1831, the band crossed back into Illinois on April 5, 1 832, and the chase was on. During the first 14 weeks of the campaign, more Indians died from hunger than from musket balls, and most of the white casualties were due to cholera among Eastern recruits who never made it to battle. Illinois' territorial governor, John Reynolds, called up 1,600 citizens to serve in the militia to repel the Indian "invasion." Among them was 23-year-old Abraham Lincoln. The militia supplemented and often hindered hundreds of Army regulars out of Jefferson Barracks near St. Louis. When Black Hawk realized the hopelessness of trying to hold off the United States Army, he led his band across southern Wisconsin toward Iowa where the whites wanted them in the first place but they never made it. Slaughtered Here, at inappropriately named Victory, Wis., hundreds of women, WAR Please turn to Page 3A ":- il J Iowa, Monday Morning, September 6, 1982 Three Sections, AP PHOTO - f -J J ? V 'ii . - and spend weekends at the Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society at North Freedom, Wis., restoring the car and working on other antique rolling stock owned by the 500-member non-profit group. "It's sort of the realization of a dream," O'Brien said of his chance to serve as an engineer on the three-state trip. "When I was 7 or 8 years old, we'd see them out East when we'd go to visit my aunt and uncle near Pittsburgh. I always thought it would be nice to run a steam locomotive, but, like others with an interest in trains, I figured it never would happen. To be able to do something like this and to run the engine on a major railroad is TRAIN Piease turn to Page 3A Chief Black Hawk Victim of Victory slaughter tiiiMimi mini 1 iifcl ' kMiauwMI Get tough, labor chiefs urge Reagan From The Register's Wire Services WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two of the nation's top labor leaders, lamenting high unemployment, asserted Sunday that jobs will become even more scarce in the future unless the United States gets tough with its trading partners. Both Lane Kirkland, president of the AFL-CIO, and Douglas Fraser, president of the United Automobile Workers union, singled out Japan as a prime example of a U.S. trading partner that they claimed benefits from the U.S. marketplace without reciprocating. "One of our great problems is the rampant mercantilism of our so-called trading partners," Kirkland said. "The Japanese economy is the worst advertisement for so-called free trade that could possibly exist." "Behaves as Fools" Fraser maintained that "our country behaves as fools in our trade relationship with Japan. All we do is espouse a slogan of free trade, without considering whether or not it is fair trade." During congressional hearings earlier this year on the issue of free trade, U.S. special trade representative William Brock endorsed efforts to achieve reciprocity in trade. But he warned against any changes in law that would bind the Reagan administration to set up retaliatory trade barriers. Such legislation, advocated by many members of Congress and by organized labor, could trigger an international trade war, Brock warned. Fraser said that while Japan claims more than 30 percent of the cars sold in the United States, "the Japanese keep out our citrus fruits, keep out our beef, keep out our tobacco. They have all sorts of tricks in the distribution policies of that country to keep out American goods." Kirkland was interviewed on the ABC-TV program "This Week With David Brinkley," and Fraser appeared on the NBC-TV program "Meet the Press" in Labor Day weekend broadcasts. The nation's unemployment rate held steady at a post-World War II record 9.8 percent in August, but joblessness within the auto industry soared to 20.8 percent. Altogether, some 10.8 million Americans were out of work. 4,000-Mile-Long Line Kirkland illustrates the figure by describing an unemployment line stretching across the United States and halfway back again, allowing 24 inches for each of the 10.8 million jobless. "Imagine an unemployment line more than 4,000 miles long, stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific and doubling back again almost to the Mississippi," Kirkland said recently. "That's how long the file of jobless individuals is by the government's own statistics." Trade unionists say the number of unemployed Americans is closer to 16 million, because the government count does not include people who have given up looking for jobs or who are working part-time involuntarily. But even the 10.8 million people out of work constitute a group larger than the combined populations of New York and Los Angeles, or the population of either Ohio or Pennsylvania. "Unemployment," Kirkland said, "is the disease that withers the human potential. With every day that passes, more and more of its victims are becoming less employable." "I just don't know how a country like the United States can tolerate those percentages and that number of unemployed," said Jerry McEntee, head of the nation's largest public employee union, the million-member American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. "I think Labor Day 1982 is a tough day for labor," McEntee said. Reagan, in a Labor Day weekend tribute to workers Sunday, urged Americans to help him achieve an economic turnaround. THE IHDEX" j Business 58 Editorials 6A Classified ads 2C Horn Front 1C Comics 6B TV schedules . . . . 5C Obituaries 8A Newsmakers .... 6C . price 25 cents Ml nn id US; I From The Register's Wire Services JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - The Israeli government on Sunday defied President Reagan's call for a freeze on Jewish settlements in occupied Arab territory and approved seven more on the West Bank to be built and occupied by more than 2,000 families. Hours later, the Reagan administration issued a statement calling the plan "most unwelcome." "We cannot understand why, at a time when broader participation in the peace process is both critical and possible, Israel has elected to extend a pattern of activity which erodes the confidence of all, and most particularly the inhabitants of West Bank and Gaza for a just and fairly negotiated outcome to the peace process," it said. The sternly worded statement was issued in Santa Barbara, Calif., where Reagan is nearing the end of a 17-day vacation at his ranch. Israeli officials insisted that the decision had been on the Cabinet's agenda before Reagan unveiled his proposals Wednesday and was not connected with the American move. The new settlements were announced after Prime Minister Menachem Begin wrote to Reagan telling him Israel stood "with total dedication" by its decision of last Thursday to reject the U.S. initiative to link the West Bank of the Jordan River and Gaza Strip to Jordan. About 1.3 million Palestinians live on the territories Israel captured from Jordan and Egypt during the 1967 Middle East War. U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz earlier Sunday had said on CBS television's "Face the Nation" interview program that the United States would insist on a demilitarized West Bank that could not endanger Israel in the future. Shultz said any Israeli plan to build new settlements in the occupied territories would be a "very unwelcome development ... not consistent with the objective of peace in the area." Shultz also made these points: Participation of Jordan's King Hussein in Reagan's new peace plan is vital to the proposal's success. U.S. Marines assisting the evacuation of Palestinian guerrillas from Beirut probably will leave Lebanon Sept. 10, their mission complete. Shultz emphasized that Israel's security is a paramount consideration in Reagan's proposal for creating a Big names, big money vie in Minnesota's primary By JOHN HYDE Of Tht Rtalsttr't WaiNntfm Bunau ST. PAUL, MINN. - The Minnesota State Fair was held last week in perfect weather, the clear, crisp air pleasantly laced with grease and politics. Girls in tank tops and boys wearing seed corn caps stood in line to buy Pronto Pups the "wiener dun in a bun" or a 16-ounce cup filled with "fresh Minnesota french fries." Across the street, others formed lines to shake the hand of Mark Dayton, a wealthy young Democrat whose multimillion-dollar television ad campaign for the U.S. Senate has made him as familiar to most Min-nesotans as Crest toothpaste. How can one so rich be expected to understand the problems of working folks, a lady demanded to know. "If you don't think I'm serious, just look at how many members of my family are contributing to my opponent," Dayton responded. Durenberger Crowd Further down Commonwealth Avenue, the fair's main drag, a crowd of farmers was pressed around David Durenberger, the moderate Republican senator whom Dayton aims to unseat. One of the farmers urgently demanded that Durenberger do Occasional showers and thunderstorms today ending in southeast tonight. Highs today 70 to 80,; Decreasing cloudiness tonight, lows in SOs. Sunrise: 6:45; sunset: '.7;40. Details: Page 4A. CwvrttM IWI (USM 1H-M Dt MMnn IMMr and Tribune CtnwMV lasting Middle East peace by giving Palestinians self-government in . the occupied West Bank and Gaza regions. ; ''. . "Defensible borders" for Israel will be a central theme in any negotiations, Shultz said. ,. Shultz said the administration does not plan to threaten to withhold economic or military aid from Israel as an incentive to bring the, Begin government to the peace table, 'but he didn't totally rule out the step. The United States has not' yet, MIDEAST Piease turn to Page ?jc Arab leaders discuss Reagan , peace initiativ FEZ, MOROCCO (AP) - Syrian. President Hafez Assad and the kings of Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Morocco met privately Sunday to discuss President Reagan's Middle East plan and a possible joint Arab peace proposal, Arab League sources said. Reagan's plan is not on the formal agenda, but it is expected to Je a major subject of discussion at, the Arab summit here despite Israel's, dismissal of the initiative and reports, that Palestine Liberation Organization leaders also have rejected it.- Arab leaders apparently are hoping they can overcome past divisiveness , to forge a united stand on the future of the Middle East and perhaps even put together a specific .proposal.-. U.S. official in Washington said the Reagan administration wants tht summit to give Jordan a go-ahead to negotiate with Israel. y-; Assad, Saudi King Fahd, Jordan's King Hussein, and King Hassan H'of ' Morocco, chairman of the Arab summit, met in secrecy Sunday'and tight security was imposed in 'and around Morocco's ancient religious capital. .. The three-day meeting beginning today also will be held in secret, with journalists housed in Leknes, 40 miles away. All roads leading to the conference center were blockaded by para- 'ARABS Pleose turn to Page 2A something to make President Reagan understand the plight of Minnesota's grain farmers. More than 2,000 such farmers have gone belly up in the last year, the man said. , - Durenberger expressed sympathy, and then sighed and said:. "People think if you're a senator you're right next to God and you have an instant pipeline to Ronald Reagan rand Agriculture Secretary John Block."- Still farther down the avenue was a small green-and-white booth for Eugene McCarthy, the almost legendary Minnesota politician who at age 66 has returned to his home state to vie for the Democratic nomination for the Senate. The booth was forlorn. A large glass jar marked "Donations" sat empty. ' - - A woman in her fifties, her graying hair tied Into a ponytail with a bright yellow ribbon, sat in the booth and explained to a young boy that McCarthy was somewhere on the fairgrounds shaking hands. "My' mother said he was great and that he stopped a war," the child said. "That's right, he did," she replied. But Dayton, Durenberger ' and MINNESOTA sural t lease turn 10 rage 8A - T

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