Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on March 3, 1976 · Page 48
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48 C.REELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE Y/tt., M.rch 3, im Mozambique avows state of war with Rhodesia By IAN MILLS SALISBURY.RhodesialUPI) -- Mozambique President Samora Machel placed his nation on a war footing today and closed his African nation's border with Rhodesia, cutting off landlocked Rhodesia's chief outlets to the sea. In a nationwide radio address from Maputo, the capital formerly named Lourenco Marques, Machei ordered a "total ban on any form of communication with the territory controlled by the racist regime" in Salisbury. He said his country would implement U . N . sanctions against white-ruled Rhodesia has remained largely immune and accused the Rhodesians of to the blockade through its bombing Mozambique border access to Mozambique's two villages. Indian ocean ports of Maputo Machel said "the fighters of anil Beira. the Mozambique Liberation Rhodesia depends on the Army will defeat the enemy Beira link for the imporfof an and crush the aggressor who is annual 500,000 tons of fuel, most violating the peace and massa- of its requirements, and for cring our people." more than 40 per cent of all its Foreign diplomats in the Mozambique capital interpreted the action as the full imposition of an international blockade agaiiist Rhodesia rather than a direct declaration of war. agricultural and industrial sec- war footing," Machel said. He guerrillas based in Mozom- tors are placed on a war said U.N. economic sanctions bique.) footing." against Rhodesia would be fully The militant faction of Since the Rhodesian govern- import-export traffic through Mozambique. Its only remaining outlet to the sea is through the South African railroad system. Machel told authorities in "cities, villages, schools , ment declared independence factories and hospitals to from Britain 10 years ago, it construct air raid shelters. The Foreign diplomats, who were present in the presidential palace during the broadcast, said the Mozambique government was readying for intensified Rhodesian action across the 700-mile common border. Machel said Rhodesian troops, aircraft and helicopters were attacking setilemenls near the border and issued orders for "all cities, villages, schools, factories and hospitals to construct air raid shelters. "The agricultural and industrial sectors are placed on a applied. · Rhodesia's African National "Today, to guarantee the Council, headed by Bishop Abel defense of the national ter- Muzorewa, has its headquarters ritory, the (ruling) Central in Maputo. Nationalist sources Committee calls on the people estimate some 3,000 black of Mozambique to defend their guerrilla troops are being attacked land," he said. trained in Mozambique for (According to news reports infiltration into Rhodesia, from South Africa, Russian Last week Rhodesiansecurity advisers have arrived in the forces carried out a "hot Mozambique port city of pursuit" raid into Mozambique Maputo,, fresh from their against black nationalist guer- successful backing of the rillas who have increased Marxist government in Angola, incursions into Rhodesia since and may be planning to give January, military support to Khodesian One Rhodesian and 24 guerril- Nkomo said the Rhodesian team came up with "new and interesting" proposals that he would study before the next session, scheduled for sometime next week. Nkomo waiils majority rule talks to end Rhodesia's decade- as soon as possible but within long.international isolation and ' two years at most. Smith has described the demand as "totally unacceptable" and has talked of a 20-year period. Leaders of neighboring black slates said last month they did las died in the incident, security force headquarters said, but did not indicate where the clash occurred. The government of Premier Ian Smith and black leaders have been holding constitutional introduce early majority rule for the country's 5.9 million blacks. There are 250,000 whites in Rhodesia. Smith and Joshua Nkomo, leader of the moderate faction not believe any acceptable of the African National Council, solution could be reached met for two hours Monday in a Ihrough talks and predicted a continuation of talks that began bloodbath in (he landlocked three months ago. South African country. Gun ban bill believed dead By EDMUND PINTO by crime and violence and will committee Chairman John Con- fered by Rep. Tom Railsback, Associated I'rcss Writer demand even stronger controls yers Jr., D-Mich., will'callijup. R-II1. WASHINGTON (AP) -- A than those dealt a setback i'or a new attempt at passage. ' : L'obbjujg^efforls by oppo- lobbyist for strict gun-control Tuesday. T | ](! House j u $ K iary Com- nenlsorguh'contrbBjyerecrili- laws says there apparently is The Judiciary Committee, on m juee has not sent a gun-con- cize d by some mcmbers'df Ibe insufficenl public interest in the a 17 to 16 vote, sent the bill ( ro ] u j|| ( 0 (he floor since 19C8. committee. Hep. Peter Itodino, · issue to prompt Congress to im- back for reconsideration by a. without House action, there D-N.J., chairman uf the panel, pose more stringent gun con- subcommittee, and there was was ] itt ] e cnance | na | ' a g un . " PJ ' '--' '"--' trols. widespread sentiment that the co , ltro | bin would move lhrough However, the lobbyist, Jack move killed the legislation for | he Senate judiciary panel. Corbet! of (he National Coali this session. The measure Last year, as the House sub- lion to Ban Handguns, and oth- would have outlawed so-called er supporters of tighter gun- concealable handguns, set man- committee moved slowly on its control laws say their cause 'datory sentences for using a may have been strengthened in · handgun to commit certain fel- Ihe long-run by the decision of onies, including murder and the House Judiciary Committee rape, and established a waiting to defer action on a gun-control period of 28 days before an in- mcasure. dividual could complete the This ironic scenario, espoused purchase of a handgun, bolh in the Congress and by Indicating the bill may be such private groups as the eoa- dead for (his session, one said members had complained to him that they were "besieged by calls and mail" urging them to vole against the Har|an Carteri ch|cf , obb , s( a n a r e r i c c o s legislation, Sen. Birch Bayh.D- for the Nationa | Rirle Associ . Ind., author of Ihc Senate bill, ation, acknowledged that his or- ins,sled there would be no ac- ganiza | ion scnl "thousands and tion until the House acted. The thousands " o[ mai ig ram5 over Senate In 1972 approved Bayh's , he w(;ekelld ,,, ,, s mcm | lcrs ban on so-called Saturday Night urging (hcm ,,, wrile (hci ,. con . Specials, but the measure died grcssmen to oppose lhc bin in a House subcommittee. Carter said the committee's de- On Tuesday, the 'House 'bill cision to defer action was an auv.ii [jiivdiu yiuujjh ub um coa- uuau ior mis session, one un luesnay, me house.oill cision to aeter action was an lition, assumes that members Judiciary Committee member was sent back to subcommittee example of '"democracy in ac- of lhc public will be repulsed said there was doubt that sub- on a motion to recommit of- lion." Hearst defense attacks new evidence KHODESIANS ON WATCH - Rhodesian soldiers man an observation post in the border area of the country where flashes ha ye taken place with African guerrillas. Mozambique said Wednesday that it had closed its borders with white-ruled Rhodesia and that a state of war existed. Plinto was transmitted from Salisbury, Rhodesia, Wednesday, but no information was available as to when it was made. (AP Wircphoto) Ford pleased with primary vote results By MAUREEN SANTIN! Associated Press Writer BOSTON (AP) - Sen. Henry M. Jackson, the victor in Massachusetts Democratic presidential primary, is turning his attention to Florida but says its primary next Tuesday will not be decisive in gaining the nomination. Rep. Morris Udall of Arizona ran second In the Massachusetts vote Tuesday and was clearly the leader among the party's liberal candidates. Sen. Birch Bayh, another liberal, was seventh among the eight Democrats and may decide today whether to bow out. An aide to the Indiana senator said Bayh planned a meeting in Washington today with ' key campaign aides. In Florida, Jackson will face his most serious challenge from Southerners George C. Wallace and Jimmy Carter. Wallace ran third in Massachusetts and Carter fourth. President Ford, meanwhile, said he was pleased with victory over former California Gov. Ronald Reagan in Massachusetts, where Reagan's name was on the ballot, and in Vermont, where it wasn't. With 94 per cent of the precincts in Massachusetts count- ed, Ford had 105,616 votes, or 62 per cent, and 27 delegates, to Reagan's 58,848 votes, or 35 per cent, and 15 delegates. In Vermont with 96 per cent of the precincts counted, Ford had 25,270 votes, or 84 per cent, to Reagan's 4,769 write-in votes or 16 per cent. Carter got nearly half the vote in beating two other major candidates Tuesday in Vermont. He conceded, however, he was "overly optimistic" in predicting a finish in the top three in Massachusetts after winning New Hampshire's primary a week ago. He did not campaign as extensively in Massachusetts as the others. The lineup in Massachusetts with 94 per cent of the state's 2,133 precincts reporting was: --Jackson 151,762 votes, or 23 per cent, and 30 delegates. --Udall 120,254 votes, or 18 per cent, and 21 delegates. -Wallace 115,506 votes, or 17 per cent, and 20 delegates. --Carter 96,031 votes, or 14 per cent, and 16 delegates. --Fred Harris 52,333 votes, or 8 per cent, and 6 delegates. --Sargent Shriver 50,078 votes, or 7 per cent, and 8 delegates. --Bayh 32,915 votes, or 5 per cent, and 1 delegate. -Ellen McCormack, the antiabortion candidate, 23,406 voles, or 4 per cent, and 1 delegate. --Pennsylvania Gov. Milton J. Shapp 19,920 votes, or 3 per cent, and 1 delegate. Jackson said his victory in Massachusetts was based on a "broad coalition" of support, but bolh Udall and Wallace proclaimed triumph, too. The Washington senator said on the CBS "Morning News" that he did not think Florida would be decisive in choosing the Democratic nominee. "Wallace is ahead in the South, let's face it," he said. "The point is that I beat Jimmy Carter and George Wallace in the kind of state you must win." ' From Washington, Ford said in a statement he was "pleased by the outcome in Massachusetts and Vermont." The White House said the victories showed "the momentum is swinging in the President's favor." Neither Ford nor Reagan campaigned for either primary, but Ford's committee spent about $200,000 on media advertising in Massachusetts and concentrated on telephone canvassing. Reagan did not set up an official campaign, but ad- vertising he used for New Hampshire's primary Feb. ')A also reached Massachusetts voters. Ford barely edged Reagan in New Hampshire and the two rivals have their second major showdown in Florida next Tuesday. On the Democratic side, .Jackson acknowledged Florida "is going to be rough, but Massachusetts is the key." Wallace, campaigning in Miami, said Massachusetts was "a very difficult state" for him. But "whether they like it or not ... I'm running second and they t h o u g h t ! would run last," he said. Said Udall, "It ought to be plain and clear tonight that if (he Democrats in 1976 are to have a wider choice than Jackson, Wallace and Carter, then only the Udall camp offers that choice." Harris, the former Oklahoma senator, 'told supporters, "I believe we can put together the kind of progressive majority to win that nomination." By TONY LKUWELL Associated Press Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Patricia Hearst's defense attorneys have launched a vigorous assault against some of the most stinging evidence against her, seeking to have it stricken as the product of an illegal search. U.S. District Court Judge Oliver J. Carter scheduled an evidentiary hearing outside (he presence of the jury today at the request of defense counsel F. Lee Bailey. The judge predicted the hearing would take at least several hours, interrupting, the prosecution's rebuttal testimony and virtually erasing any chance of sending the bank robbery case to the jury by the end of the week. Bailey wants Carter to throw out the controversial "Tania Interview" as well as other docu- ments the government contends prove Miss Hearst willingly embraced the revolutionary goals of the Symbionese Liberation Army. The 29-page "Tania" manuscript -- so called for the revolutionary name Miss Hearst said the SLA gave her -- contains some of the defendant's handwriting and outlines her rejection of her family and her conversion to the terrorist doctrines of the SLA. Portions of the document were read to the jury during the trial. Bailey objected Tuesday when U.S. Atty. James L. Browning Jr. attempted to read an agreement between the opposing counsels of a list of documents and notebooks found in the San Francisco apartment of SLA members William and Emily Harris, arrested within hours of Miss Hearst last Sept. 18. "It has come to my attention that the search which we thought was made legally at the lime of arrest has now been ruled illegal by a judge on the slate bench," Bailey said. Some of the material, which could link Miss Hearst to planned bank robberies during her 19 months in the underground, prompted her to invoke the Sin Amendment 42 times last month. Bailey told Carter that a Superior Court judge in Los Angeles had declared the search of the Harrises' hideout illegal and asked -Carter to du the same. Carter said he was aware of Judge Mark Brandlcr's ruling. Brandler said the FBI had the apartment under surveillance for more than 30 hours and had ample time to get a search warrant but failed to do so. He refused to accept as evi- dence in the Harris assault case in Los Angeles any male- rial found in their apartment. ' Browning objected to the hearing, saying the defense .should.have filed the motion to 'suppress the evidence long ago. Bailey angrily .informed the prosecutor that he had been unaware that the legality of the search was in dispute. Court was recessed 20 min- ulos early Tuesday to prepare for the hearing. Bailey dashed out to fill a .speaking engagement, but his associate, Al Johnson, said, "If the search and seizure were illegal, the evidence derived in thai search would be stricken from the record of this case." The government's chief attorney has been foiled in his attempts to question the defendant's activities from September 1974 until her arrest a vcar lat- Birth rate remaining at a record low WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. birth rate for 1974 remained at the record low recorded the year before as more women begin their families later in life, new government figures show. The birth rate was 14.9 births per 1,000 population, the same as in 1973, and the fertility rate dropped to a new low of G8.4 live births per 1,000 women between the age of IS and 44 years, the National Center for Health Statistics reported Tuesday. It said there were 3,159,958 registered live births in 1974, a seven-tenths of one per cent increase over 1973. Data for the first 10 months of 1975 indicate the trend is continuing, with a rise of only five-tenths of one per cent compared with the same period in 1974. In 1974, the fertility rate - a measurement of birlh rates b\ age of the mother -- was 1.2 per cent below 1973, continuing a decline begun in 1957 and interrupted only by slight increases in l%9 and 1970. The first 10 months of 1975 show a 1.6 per cent drop compared with the same period the previous year, the center said. The report said there was about a 6 per cent increase in births of first children to women between the ages of 25 and 39 years but a leveling or declining rate among younger women, indicating "an increased tendency for women to start their families later." The birth rate has been declining since 19G6 because the number of women of child-bearing ages comprises a smaller proportion of the nation's total population than it did before World War II. The center's report said birlh rates dropped for all women except those 44 years and over, whoso rate showed no change. Connolly, Laird and Arends eyed for intelligence board WASHINGTON (UPI) President Ford probably will name John Connally, Melvin R. Laird and Leslie C. Arends to an expanded Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, administration officials said today. Ford wants the three Republicans on the board not only to advise Iiim on intelligence policy bul also to help oversee the reforms of U.S. intelligence agencies the President is carrying out, the officials said. The President also may name ID the board the three men he appointed last month as the watchdog oversight body to keep check on (he CIA and other intelligence agencies. They are former Undersecretary of State Robert D. Murphy, former Army Secretary Stephen Ailcs and consult- .int-sculplor IM Cherne. Former President Richard M. Nixon appointed Connally, a ing to try to prevent such former Treasury secretary and abuses as the CIA engaging in Texas governor, to the Foreign domestic espionage. Intelligence Advisory Board but In Madisolli W j S-i it was Connally resigned at the start re po rlcd Tuesday the FBI was of legal action that cleared him nmin a set . urity chcck on of bribery charges. uird for p^,, appointmcn( as secretary of state. Both the While House and Uird and Arends, bolh former congressmen, served in the House as close advisers to ,-. . . --Ford when he was House °" rd s Washl "8lon office de- Republican leader before be- " lc1 that rc " orl coming vice president. Both Tnc Madison Capital Times have remained as informal nad reported lhat Ford viewed advisers to Ford. Laird is a currcnl Secretary of State former defense secretary. IIc "ry A. Kissinger as a The board currently has 10 "political liability in his cam- members headed by Adm. Pa'S" to win the Republican George W. Anderson. nomination" against lionald Founded by President Dwight Rragan. D. Eisenhower, it was set up to The newspaper quoted advise the President on intclli- sources as saying Ford was gence policy. It was criticized anxious to "Jump Kissinger as the past two years in congres- soon as possible in favor of sional investigations of the Uird," an old friend and House intelligence community forfail- colleague of Ford's. I ' l l l M A R Y PliKCll'ITATION - A slorm lhat dumped up to half a foot of snow on Vermont kept some voters home Tuesday, as the state held i'.s first presidential primary in mitre tJian half a century. John Gnodhearl ( I r f t i , his i lieard covered wilh snow, hands campaign material lo a Montpelicr voler about to enter city hall t.irasl hisballot. (APWireplmlo)

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