The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 12, 1986 · Page 6
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 6

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, January 12, 1986
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The Salina Journal Sunday, January 12,1986 Page 6 Aquino draws many to election rallies CEBU CITY, Philippines (AP) — A crowd of more than 200,000 people gave opposition leader Corazon Aquino a thunderous welcome Saturday, dwarfing the size of any election campaign rally held so far by President Ferdinand E. Marcos. The turnout represented a third of Cebu City's population of 600,000 and was the largest to welcome Aquino and her vice presidential running mate, former Sen. Salvador Laurel, in any of the more than 30 provinces they have visited in the monthlong presidential campaign. Cebu, an opposition stronghold 350 miles southeast of Manila, was the second stop in Aquino's planned two- week campaign south of Manila. On Friday, Aquino and Laurel drew crowds of up to 150,000 in the Bicol area. Marcos has campaigned in eight provinces, mostly near Manila. He drew his biggest crowd of more than 20,000 people when he spoke in a Manila suburb where movie stars provided entertainment. Aquino, who is challenging Marcos in the Feb. 7 special election, accuses him of ordering the murder of her husband, former Sen. Benigno Aquino, assassinated at Manila Airport in 1983. She says she is not out for vengeance, only justice. "Marcos says my campaign is based on vengeance," Aquino said at the rally. "But I say, Marcos, if you are innocent, you need not fear vengeance." In Manila, a U.S. delegation that f Corazon Aquino speaks to thousands at a campaign rally. came to observe election preparations said it would consider sending a team of international observers to watch the election and said it believes "systems are in place that will adequately detect irregularities." Also in Manila, U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm, R-Texas, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said a clean, honest vote is critical to future U.S. support of the government that will take power after the election. It took Aquino and her motorcade four hours to get through the throngs over the 10-mile route from the airport to downtown Cebu, a distance that normally can be negotiated in 30 minutes. Crowds kept up a chant of "Cory, Doy!," referring to Aquino and Laurel by their nicknames, and groups of men shouted "Hang Marcos!" as the motorcade reached the regional headquarters of Marcos' New Society Movement in the city. The six-man U.S. delegation from the National Republican Institute for International Affairs and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs met reporters before returning to the United States. Keith Schuette, executive director of the NRIA, said the proposed group of international election watchers could include government and political party representatives experienced in observing elections. The group, which was in the country for a week, met with Marcos Friday evening. Schuette said, "Most appropriate to us (in that meeting) is the public reiteration of President Marcos' commitment to international observers ... (and) his commitment for a clean and honest election. We believe that those public statements are essential to our mission." The members said they had made no final decision, but would prepare a report upon their return to Washington and release their findings Jan. 23. Gramm said he thought it was clear that if the elections were "perceived generally and based on hard evidence as not being fair, that would undermine whatever government took office, whoever won the election." Gramm, who said he was in the country mainly to discuss issues related to two U.S. military bases here, also said the bases would stay in the Philippines no matter who wins. Tito's widow sues to obtain his properties BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) — The widow of President Josip Broz Tito is suing the Yugoslav government in hopes of gaining possession of his valuable properties now in the hands of the state. They include a residence near Belgrade, valuable furnishings from his residence on the Adriatic island of Brioni, a vineyard on the island of Vanga, cars, boats, paintings and Tito's medals. Jovanka Broz's claim, filed in the Federal Public Claims Court here, is unprecedented and authorities have shown some concern that the suit could besmirch Tito's image as a partisan fighter against the Nazis in World War II and the founder of Communist Yugoslavia. Tito, who died May 4,1980, after 35 years in power, is still officially venerated. But many Yugoslavs now maintain that the country's current economic crisis — inflation at 78 percent, unemployment at 15 percent and a foreign debt of about $20 billion — took root in the last few years of the Tito era and hold him at least partly to blame. Tito and Jovanka Broz married in 1953, and she was a permanent fixture at his side, until she unexpectedly dropped from public view in 1978, after rumors of a bitter dispute with him over policy matters. She appeared at his funeral but has rarely been seen since, although she is said to bring flowers each morning to Tito's grave in Belgrade. Her claim against the government was made public Dec. 27, when Justice Minister Borislav Krajina announced he was seeking legislation regulating property rights to the late president's estate. On Krajina's urging, the Federal Assembly passed a law making most of the estate public property. 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It also contains a Picasso painting, a photo lab, a machine shop and oddities such as two stuffed leopards. Krajina said Broz and two sons from Tito's two previous marriages were also suing several publishers over royalties from his written works. That suit is before the Belgrade District Court. The biweekly magazine Svet said in a recent edition the royalties from two of the publishing houses alone were worth the equivalent of $150,000, but the total amount sought from all the publishers has not been disclosed. Pope condemns terrorism in speech VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope John Paul II on Saturday condemned as a crime against humanity the massacre of innocents by those promoting a cause, but warned that reprisals only "prevent the moral isolation of the terrorists." In his annual address to diplomats from 117 countries accredited to the Holy See, the pontiff said, "We are faced with _ . _ . fearsome JohnPaul groups of men who do not hesitate to kill large numbers of innocent people, and often in foreign countries not involved in their problems, in order to sow the seeds of panic and attract attention to their cause. "Our reprehension can only be absolute and unanimous." "The same," he went on, "must be said for the barbarous practice of taking of hostages using blackmail. These are crimes against humanity." John Paul, sitting on a white throne and wearing a red mantle with gold fringe over his white robes, said many situations exist "to which a just solution has too long been denied." "There are therefore feelings of frustration, of hatred and attempts at vengeance," he said. "But the reasoning — or rather the desperate behavior — becomes completely perverted when one uses the tools of injustice and the massacre of innocents to plead a cause." John Paul, speaking in French, said it was particularly reprehensible for the attacks launched in "cold blood and with the complicity of certain movements and the support of some state powers." He advised the United Nations not to tolerate member states who violate the principles of its charter "by accepting to compromise with terrorism." He did not mention any specific incidents, but terrorism hit close to home on Dec. 27 in attacks by Palestinian terrorists against airports in Rome and Vienna in which 19 people were killed and about 120 were wounded. There were reports that Israel and the United States were considering reprisals against targets in Libya, which Israel and America suspected of providing support for the terrorists. Libya, in turn, threatened a world war if attacked. "Reprisals, which also indirectly touch innocent people and continue the spiral of violence, deserve the same reprehension in our eyes," John Paul said. 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