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Religious rally drawing thousands to Washington '.iMJlleather M .1 WASHINGTON (AP) Tens of thousands of people were converging here today for a religious rally that has been criticized by some organized churches for its political overtones, but which planners say is an attempt at "calling the national leadership back to God." The rally has been spearheaded by some of the leading television evangelists in the country. By late Monday, organizers were estimating between 200,000 and 500,000 persons would attend. MORE THAN 60 speakers were scheduled to take the microphone during 12 hours of prayer and fasting on the National Mall, the same site where 175,000 persons attended a Catholic Mass celebrated by Pope John Paul II last October. The Rev. John Gimenez, an evangelist from Virginia City, Va., who conceived the idea for the Christian rally ll2 years ago, denies the aim is political. But he acknowledged many of the rally planners have strong views against abortion, in favor of allowing prayer in schools, in opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment, and against homosexual conduct. "We're not coming to denounce anyone. We're coming to pray," Gimenez said. An-. other "Jesus for Washington" official said although the aim was to "humble before God in repentance and prayer," some participants are sure to "bring up some of their pet issues." AMONG OTHER SPONSORS of the day long rally, which organizers said could cost $1.2 million, are Jim Bakker, president of the PTL Televison; Ben Armstrong, president of National Religious Broadcasting; Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ; M.G. "Pat" Robertson, president of the Christian Broadcasting Network; and evangelist Rex Humbard. Many organized religious groups, which in the past have been critical of the television evangelist movement in general, have accused the rally organizers of mixing religion with politics. Many of the participants began arriving in the nation's capital at the beginning of the week and rally leaders met with a number of congressmen Monday. A prayer vigil attracted more than 30,000 people, most of them young, at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium Monday night. ABOUT THREE-FOURTHS of the 55,000 seats in the rain-soaked stadium were empty at the peak of the vigil, but some participants remained through the night. Rally organizers rented special subway facilities to take people from the stadium to the Mall during the night. At the vigil, speaker after speaker denounced with words and song the "moral decay" of society. Entertainers, including Pat Boone, made brief appearances in the steady rain. Outside the stadium, a hawker sold umbrellas for $6 and Bibles for $11. Occasionally, the stadium's electric billboard flashed "Jesus is Lord" and the crowd responded with applause and a loud chant: "Jesus is Lord." ML SHOWERS Cloudy. Details page A-2. Roundup i rnt r t Heart-lung transplants seen near STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Simultaneous transplants of lungs and hearts could be conducted on human patients within two years if further tests on animals are successful, say Stanford University scientists. Dr. Bruce Reitz said researchers have succeeded in keeping alive five of 10 Rhesus monkeys that received the transplants last year. The monkeys were living 312 days after the surgery and their lungs and hearts wrere functioning normally. 25 submarine protesters released NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) On a prosecutor's recommendation, a judge has dismissed charges against 25 protesters who allegedly tried to disrupt the christening of the nation's second Trident submarine. A total of 211 protesters were arrested Saturday. The'25 had been held over the weekend after refusing to give their names and charges were dismissed when they gave their names Monday, said Assistant State's Attorney Harold Dean. Meanwhile, in Groton, work resumed on the USS Michigan. The sub, which can carry up to 24 nuclear missiles, is to be ready for sea duty in 1982. Farm damage award upheld DENVER (AP) A federal appeals court has upheld a damage award to a Colorado farmer who said his 1975 spring wheat harvest was nearly destroyed by blowing dirt and dust Upm a neighboring farm. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Monday an award of $8,100 to tenant farmer William Haas. Trial jurors had determined the Wesley C. Lavin family was negligent but did not act maliciously. The Lavins contended the suit stemmed from a disagreement on the proper way to farm, but the appeals court ruled that a landowner whose property was altered had a duty to prevent injury to another person's land. VUoi-ld Roundup British police hunt tax-dodger RICHMOND, England (AP) Police are looking for William Young, co-director of a chain of Chinese restaurants, because he failed to appear in court on charges he dodged $10.26 million in taxes. Young, who lives in this well-heeled riverside town just outside London, recently jumped bail and has not been seen since, authorities said. Indians complete 2,500-mile run OTTAWA (AP) Thirty-seven Indians arrived in Ottawa after a 25-day marathon which began at the Blood reserve in southern Alberta, 2,500 miles away. They took turns running and riding in several accompanying vehicles the entire route. The group wants to focus attention on native land claims and the issue of free passage of Indians across the Canadian-U.S. border. It also hopes to present a "sacred pouch" containing treaty records and other documents to Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau when he speaks tonight to several hundred chiefs and elders holding a four-day conference here. Ambassador flying home from Moscow MOSCOW (AP) - U.S. Ambassador Thomas J. Watson, an old friend of former Secretary of State Cyrus R. Vance, left for Washington on short notice today. A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy said only that Watson left on "personal business" and would be gone for several days. Diplomats said Vance had been responsible for Watson's appointment as ambassador to Moscow, he 66-year-old ex-chairman of IBM has been here . nee October. Vance resigned Monday, saying he was unable to support President Carter's aborted commando mission to attempt rescue of the American hostages in Tehran. usiiiess Roundup NBD drops prime DETROIT (AP) National Bank of Detroit lowered its prime rate from 19y2 percent to I8V2 percent Monday. The prime is the interest rate given a bank's best customers; Morgan Guaranty Trust Co., the nation's fifth largest bank, cut its rate to 18y2 Monday and was followed by several smaller banks. Ford loss a record DETROIT (AP) Citing inflation and the slumping American car market, Ford Motor Co. reported a record $164 million first-quarter loss and said high interest rates, increasing energy costs and the weakening economy could cause more problems later in 1980. The No. 2 automaker said Monday its second consecutive quarter in the red resulted from a $473 million deficit in domestic operations, its . worst loss ever from North American business. Earning in last year's first quarter amounted to $4.97 a share worldwide; earnings this quarter were $1.36 a share. T-bill rate 10.79 WASHINGTON (AP) - The interest rate on 26-week Treasury bills fell to 10.790 percent from last week's 11.892 percent Monday, meaning that money market certificates sold beginning Thursday at the nation's banks and thrift institutions will carry a maximum 10.790 interest rate. The interest rate on 13-week Treasury bills plunged to 10.788 percent. Dollar, gold still sliding LONDON (AP) The value of the dollar was mostly lower today against other major currencies in European foreign exchange trading, while gold prices continued to fall. The price of gold in Zurich at noon was $514.50, down from $524.50 at Monday's close. London's gold pre-fixing price was $508 an ounce, down from $524 at Monday's close. The price of silver eased to $13.75 an ounce from $13.90 an: ounce on Monday. . - In The JOURNAL 28 PAGES 3 SECTIONS Living Today . B-8 to B-9 Metro News. . B-l to B-6 Ann Landers .... B-9 Onlooker . B-l Classified. . C-4toC-10 Sports .... C-lfoC-4 Comics ....... B-7 Theater Ads. . . . . A-7 Crossword B-7 TV Listings . . . ' B-10 Deaths A-2, B-2 Editorial A-6 telephones u"; no Home Delivery . . 487-4620 HelP B-9 Classified Ads. . . 487-4711 Horoscope . . . . . B-9 Information , . . . 4S7:4oll s, i 4 v ' j -2. t - t- s. s 14 I if if Hj r nasal. A G AN N ETTIM EWS PAPER APRIL"2 9; 1 9807 LAN S I N GM I CH I G AN PRICE-25 CENTS ran says patrol plane fir ed on by By The Associated Press Carrier-based U.S. warplanes were reported to have fired on an Iranian patrol plane over the Gulf of Oman today in the first U.S. -Iranian military confrontation since the American hostages were seized nearly six months ago. The Pentagon called it a "routine encounter" between two U.S. F-14s and an Iranian C-130 transport, and said there was no shooting and Iranian airspace was not violated, a State Department spokesman reported. MEANWHILE, IRANIAN Foreign Minister Sa-degh Ghotbzadeh escaped unharmed from what appeared to be an assassination attempt in Kuwait, Iran's armv mobilized for a major offensive against Kurdish rebels in Sanandaj, and a controversial churchman arrived in Tehran to take charge of the bodies of the U.S. commandos killed in the abortive U.S. hostage rescue. Tehran Radio said two American fighter planes fired on an Iranian patrol aircraft over the Gulf of Oman but were chased off by Iranian fighters. It said the patrol plane was on a routine flight over the gulf when the American F-14 fighters approached the plane and opened fire. Within about three minutes two Iranian jets ( it,-- f 6 Sadegh Ghotbzadeh Hilarion Capudji Foreign policy may be tougher WASHINGTON (AP) Some congressional leaders say the resignation of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance means President Carter's foreign policy will now take a more belligerent and strident tack, but others says it's too early to make that judgment. Some administration critics said Monday that Vance's abrupt resigration after his disagreement with Carter's decision to use military force to try to rescue the American hostages in Iran confirms their feeling that U.S. foreign policy is in disarray and has no coherent direction. THE SENATE Foreign Relations Committee, thrown off course by the failure of the rescue effort and Vance's resignation, scheduled a meeting today to discuss the situation and chart a plan of action. 'Cheaper' overseas calls may be costly NEW YORK (AP) A college switchboard operator pleaded guilty Monday to swindling the telephone company of more than $1 million by selling cut-rate overseas calls while electronically avoiding the billing process. ' Robert Dunlap, 37, admitted that over a four-year period he used a "blue box," an electronic device to keep telephone company billing computers from auditing the calls. HE CHARGED $5 for most overseas calls, as opposed to the New York Telephone Co.'s average of $45 per call. Most of his customers were businessmen who placed their calls through his New York University switchboard. Accepting Dunlap's plea in Manhattan's state Supreme Court, Justice Harold Rothwax said he planned o give him no more than a year's prison sentence, depending on the probation report. The maximum is one to four , years. At the time of his arrest last autumn, Dun-lap had worked for NYU for 10 years. As switchboard operator, he made $15,000 a year. But according to authorities, he drove a $25,000 sports car: DUNLAP KEPT extensive and highly detailed records of the overseas calls he placed, and authorities said he turned them over to New York Telephone following his arrest. A company spokeswoman, Harriet Norris, said restitution would be sought from Dun-lap's cut-rate customers. jets scrambled from the Iranian Gulf coast base of Bandar Abass to meet the U.S. fighters, and the American fighters turned and left when the Iranian fighters appeared, the radio said. F-14 FIGHTERS ARE carrier-based aircraft. Helicopters from the U.S. carrier Nimitz were involved in the abortive attempt to rescue the 53 American hostages from Tehran last week. Kuwait's news agency said "many shots" were fired at a car in the motorcade taking Ghotbzadeh to a meeting with Kuwait's ruler at Assaif Palace, but no one was hurt. The palace is the home of Sheik Jaber Al-Ahmad, Kuwait's ruling emir. Ghotbzadeh arrived in the oil-rich Persian Gulf emirate Monday on a tour to try to improve his regime's relations with Arab governments. The Kuwaiti and other governments in the region are worried by Iran's attempts to export its Islamic revolution. EIGHT AMERICAN commandos were killed in the failed hostage rescue mission, and Greek Catholic archbishop Hilarion Capudji arrived in Tehran today and said he would accompany the bodies "to another country and hand them over to the International Red Cross for delivery to their families. "I do not want to have any contact with the U.S." he said, and did not name the neutral country he would take the bodies to or give a timetable? But the papal representative in Tehran, Mon--signor Annibale Bugnini, said he expected Capudji to conduct a religious service for the eight in Tehran Wednesday. He said it would be a "discreet" ceremony so as not to antagonize the U.S. and Iranian regimes. CAPUDJI, WHO SPENT three years in an Israeli jail for smuggling guns to the Palestinians and who met with the hostages on Easter, came to Tehran from Rome. The bodies he is to take charge of are in a Tehran morgue. The commandos were killed Friday when a C-130 transport and a helicopter collided at a desert refueling site 200 miles east of Tehran as the American task force was preparing to withdraw. Their bodies, wrapped in plastic bags, were brought to the occupied U.S. Embassy in the Iranian capital Sunday and showed to reporters and TV crews. Carter went to Texas Monday to visit five of the men injured in the mission. He told reporters there: -"I am overwhelmed with emotion when I look at and speak to these men. And I'm filled with a sense of abhorrence and horror at the actions of Iranian officials in recent days who violated all principles of humanity and decency by exhibiting the bodies of the fellow Americans of these brave men in Iran." Christopher likely to succeed Vance WASHINGTON (AP) - Back from a quick trip to express his personal thanks to the servicemen injured in an aborted attempt to rescue American hostages in Iran, President Carter is preparing to name a secretary of state to replace the one who quit in protest to the mission. The man most commonly mentioned as the Concluded on page A-2 .1 wr At Pvn v Staff Photo by NORRIS INGELLS Mr. and Mrs. Tim Drinkard, left, Sara and Mrs. Eileen DuBois Foster pair gives mom, child new lease on life By JOHN SCHNEIDER Staff Writer Six months ago Eileen DuBois was sliding toward the hopeless chasm that lies where guilt meets resentment. Separated from her husband, rearing two small children and working fulltime, she carried the usual burdens of one parent doing a job designed for two. But her largest heartache was something extra a daughter who had the mind of a 5-year-old and, the physical needs of a baby. THE GIRL, Sara, is a victim of cerebral palsy. Brain damage suffered before birth has severly impaired her muscle control and ability to speak, but not her intellect. "In one way, it was like caring for a 3-month-old for five years," said Mrs. DuBois, a 32-year-old data processor for the Michigan Department of Social Services. "The big difference was that Sara knew there was more to life. She couldn't communicate and so she was frustrated. She cried constantly and went on hunger strikes. She became a real discipline problem." Mrs. DuBois' struggle during the time she calls the "dark years" occurred in a storm of conflicting emotions. She felt inadequate to understand and satisfy her daughter's needs. She loved Sara, but resented her for the time she demanded. Mrs. DuBois felt guilty about both the inadequacy and the resentment. She began to feel like a victim herself. "I HAD absolutely no time to spend with my (6-year-old) son," she said. "Being a fulltime mother to a child like Sara and working fulltime was more than I could physically or mentally take. I had to make a choice before I began to resent Sara more than I loved her. I knew that in 10 years, I wouldn't even be able to lift her." After considering and ruling out various institutions, Mrs. DuBois called Tri-County (Ingham, Eaton and Clinton) Community Mental Health to inquire about the agency's foster care program for disabled children. It was a call that changed the lives not only of Eileen and Sara DuBois, but also the lives of the people who have become Sara's second family. It was a call, Mrs. DuBois believes, that gave Sara a future. "A YEAR AGO at. this time," she said, "I couldn't see anything at all in Sara's future. I wondered what would happen to her in 30 years. Now Sara jras a fairly bright future. All I can do is thank heaven this alternative was open." . As it happened, at the time Mrs. DuBois was looking for a port in the storm for Sara, Tim and Linda Drinkard, licensed foster parents who live in southeast Lansing,' were looking for a child to shelter. The Drinkards met Sara. Mrs. DuBois met the Drinkards. In a sense, two families became one. "From the time of the first interview," Mrs. DuBois said, "I knew it was right; I knew that immediately. Now Sara has two families instead of one.." Concluded on page A-2 12-year-old in '70 Plymouth leads police on hectic chase BENTON, Term. (AP) - A 12-year-old girl driving a 1970 Plymouth ( led Tennessee and Georgia authorities on a wild chase at speeds of up to 110 mph along rain-slick roads winding along the Ocoee River's edge before a trooper managed to stop her., authorities said. "The Georgia troopers told me she could flat drive," said Tennessee state trooper David Glass. "They reached speeds of 110 miles an hour on a slick . rainy road and she was up there dealing as slick as you please." GLASS SAID a Benton policeman who joined the chase crashed into a private individual's car. Both vehicles were wrecked but injuries were not serious, he said. The trooper said he ended the 70-mile chase by passing the girl on curvy U.S. 64, jockeying his cruiser in front of her car and herding it onto the road's shoulder. Glass said the girl, Teresa Ann Dai-ley, of Dalton, Ga., was released to the custody of a guardian and her grandmother. She faces Tennessee charges of driving without a license, reckless driving and failure to yield to blue lights, he said. Other charges are pending in Georgia. i TWO PASSENGERS in the girl's car, Margaret Moore, 14, and Curtis Wayne Elliott, 12, were released to the custody of parents in Dalton, the trooper said. The three children were . reported uninjured. The chase started in the north Georgia city of Dalton after the girl's grandmother called the Georgia Highway Patrol to say Miss Dailey had said she was going to drive off in the car. State, county and city officers took up pursuit before the girl sped across the Tennessee border along U.S. 411 into Polk County. Georgia troopers radioed the Tennessee Highway Patrol for help. THE CHASE had now boiled down to Glass, two Georgia trooper cars and the Benton officer who later crashed. Glass, driving a road he is familiar with, took the lead and attempted several fimes to get in front of Miss Dailey, but he said she kept blocking him. He finally headed off the girl and forced her over onto the shoulder. The children were taken to the Polk County Jail before they were released, he said. "I was glad the other two kids in the car weren't hurt," Glass said. "I've got two kids, aged 14 and 13, and I thought about them the whole time." Anderson veep role denied by Cronkite WASHINGTON (AP) - CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite flatly denied today that he would consider running for vice president on a ticket with presidential hopeful John Anderson. Cronkite, named in polls as one of the most popular and highly trusted men in America, was quoted in the May 3 issue of New Republic magazine as saying he would be honored to join Anderson in the 1980 presidential race. However, in a statement issued through CBS, Cronkite said: "The New Republic reporter has misinterpreted our conversation." "I HAVE NO interest in entering politics in any capacity," the Cronkite statement said. "I have never endorsed a political candidate and I have no intention of endorsing a political candidate in the upcoming campaign, including Mr. Anderson." Cronkite was quoted in the magazine as saying the Illinois Republican congressman, who recently embarked on an independent campaign for the White House, had not yet invited him to run on the same ticket. But if he did, "I'd be so honored to be asked, I wouldn't turn it down," Cronkite was quoted as telling executive editor Morton Kon-dracke. "It would be the right party. I've been an independent all my life." Cronkite, 63, who has sent 30 years at CBS, is due to retire as anchorman and managing editor of the network's evening news program, next year.

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