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I CLOSING PRICES FRIDAY ZZ3 clcs Late Final 4r TV ties wmes CIRCULATION: 1,034,329 DAILY 1,332,875 SUNDAY Late News Dow Rallies From Tlmts Win Strvlctt NEW YORK-The stock market moved broadly higher today as a late-afternoon rally gained speed toward the close. The Dow Jones average of 30 industrials closed up 3.55 at 797.73. New York Stock Exchange volume was about 25.3 million shares compared with 21.3 million Thursday. Tables in Financial Section Housing Boom WASHINGTON GB-New housing construction continued at a strong pace in October despite rising prices and interest rates, the Commerce Department said today. Builders were putting up new houses and apartment buildings at a rate of 2.08 million per year, the same rate as in September, the department said. The report showed the housing boom has continued for the second straight year despite predictions that buyers would be deterred by high interest rates. Midwest Snow From Associated Pross Up to 9 inches of snow blanketed southeastern Minnesota overnight in the season's worst storm, forcing schools to close and snarling rush-hour commuting in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Nine inches was reported at Red Wing, and an accumulation of 6 inches was reported in the Minneapolis metropolitan area. Brazil ILO Seat From Routers GENEVA-The International Labor Organization today gave a permanent seat on its executive council to Brazil, filling a vacancy created a year ago by the withdrawal of the United States. Canada and West Germany, two of the 10 permanent member states on the governing body, appealed to Brazil not to claim the seat because the United States might return to the ILO. Sadat Criticized DAMASCUS, Syria (jR-Religious broadcasts from both Syria and Jordan today denounced President Anwar Sadat of Egypt for seeking a separate peace with Israel. The attacks were in the weekly sermons preached by Moslem imams, or priests, broadcast by the state-run radios in both neighboring states. Actor Claude Dauphin Collapses, Dies in Paris PARIS (-Claude Dauphin, one of France's most respected actors and a frequent performer on the American stage and screen, died here today. He was 75. He collapsed during the night with an intestinal occlusion and was dead on arrival at a hospital. Dauphin started his stage and film careers in Paris in the 1930s and quickly rose to play alongside such stars as Louis Jouvet and Danielle Darrieux. He fought with the Free French forces during World War II, taking part in the liberation of Paris in 1944. He learned fluent English during his war service and in the post-war era shared his time among Paris, Broadway and Hollywood. A highlight of his Broadway career was the English version of Jean -Paul Sartre's classic "Huit Clos." His films included "The Quiet American," "Lady L" and "Barbarella." He was married three times, to French actresses Rosine Derean and Maria Mauban and to an American, Norma Eberhardt. He had sons by his second and third marriages. J JIS Joins Canada, France in Aid for 27500 GENEVA CB-The United States has joined France and Canada in offering to resettle the 2,500 refugees from Vietnam stranded on a freighter off the Malaysian coast, a spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said today. Spokesman Philippe Labreveuex said ambassadors of the three countries met today with Malaysian officials in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, to "communicate their decision to accept the refugees and start negotiations." Terry Adamson, spokesman for the Justice Department, said in Washington that Atty. Gen. Griffin B. Bell will meet with congressional leaders to discuss plans for permitting an additional 2,500 Indochinese refugees to come to the United States. Adamson said a tentative proposal calls for expanding the U.S. quota for Indochinese refugees, but he said this would not necessarily mean the United States would accept the 2,500 refugees aboard the freighter. Adamson said Justice Department officials would meet with members of the House and Senate judiciary committees to discuss the plans. In Kuala Lumpur, officials who sat in on the negotiations but asked not to be named said Malaysia has softened its stand and is willing to let the stranded refugees come ashore as soon as it has a firm commitment from the countries to which they will be sent. (The semiofficial Bernama news agency reported today that the refugees aboard the freighter had agreed to leave Malaysian waters after taking on food and water. The agency, which quoted unnamed sources for the report, did not say when the ship would leave. (The Malaysian government would not confirm or deny the report, and Western diplomatic sources received it with some skepticism.) Malaysia also temporarily shelved plans to tow the freighter, Hai Hong, and its tightly packed human cargo into international waters, Malaysian sources said. They said the delay would give the Western nations a chance to make good on offers of sanctuary for the refugees, most of them ethnic Chinese. But the sources, who asked not to be identified, said the government would go ahead with plans to force the Hai Hong out to sea if the offers fall through. The 1,500-ton freighter, its decks littered with makeshift shelters, lay at anchor two miles off Malaysia's west coast for the ninth sweltering day. U.S. assails abuses. Part 1, Page 10. Claude Dauphin If :T ' f J. 1? FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1978 Offers to Help Viet Refugees f ' REGRETS Florence Thompson, 75, with 1936 portrait by photographer Dorothea Lange. AP Wlrephoto NEVER SAW A CENT FROM PHOTO 'Migrant Mother' Feels Exploited MODESTO (-Florence Thompson's portrait hangs in major galleries and museums around the world, has appeared in books and on television and she's fighting mad about it. "That's my picture hanging all over the world, and I can't get a penny out of it," the 75-year-old Modesto woman said. In 1936, when she was stranded with three of her children in a central California labor camp, her picture was snapped by Dorothea Lange, who became one of the most famous photographers of the Depression era. Miss Lange's "Migrant Mother" pictures Mrs. Thompson holding her baby while two older children lean against her shoulders and back. It became one of the most famous of a 270,000-photo collection taken by photographers of the Farm Security Administration, hired by the federal Zeppo Marx to Pay $20,000 in Assault Suit INDIO OP-Zeppo Marx, 77, the last surviving member of the Marx Brothers comedy team, has been ordered to pay more than $20,000 in damages to a woman who claimed he assaulted her in 1973. A seven-man, five-woman Riverside County superior court jury voted, 9 to 3, Thursday to award the $20,690 judgment to Jean Bodul, estranged wife of reputed Mafia figure James (Jimmy the Weasel) Fratianno, after about 90 minutes of deliberation. Miss Bodul alleged in her suit, which sought $350,000 in damages, that Marx beat her on the face and head, pulled her hair and attempted to break her nose April 30, 1973, as she was sitting in her car in the driveway of Tamarisk Country Club. During the six-day civil trial, the 37-year-old Miss Bodul testified the incident caused her to suffer persistent back and shoulder pains. Marx maintained that the conflict was merely a pushing and shoving match that occurred after Miss Bodul attempted to leave in her car with his house key and oil company credit card. Marx, the straight man in the Marx Brothers team, said after the trial that the verdict came as a surprise. "It's not the money so much. It's my reputation," Marx said. "The Marx Brothers never had a reputation for beating women. This was the first time I've been in court in my life." n r n Pc ( fO fii t. J li fe i government to pictorially illustrate the plight of Midwestern farm people who fled the dust bowl. The collection laid the foundation for the technique of documentary photography. One critic called the collection "the pictures that altered America." Mrs. Thompson claims she has been exploited for the last 42 years. "I didn't get anything out of it. I wish she hadn't of taken my picture," the full-blooded Cherokee Indian said. "She didn't ask my name," Mrs. Thompson added. "She said she wouldn't sell the pictures. She said she'd send me a copy. She never did." In her description of the photo session, Miss Lange wrote: "I did not ask her name or her history. She told Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 5 Britain Urged to Bar Nixon as an 'Undesirable Alien' LONDON (-Former President Richard M. Nixon should be barred from Britain as "an undesirable alien," a British lawmaker said today. John Lee, a barrister member of the governing Labor Party, made the demand to Home Secretary Merlyn Rees in a written request in the House of Commons. Lee asked Rees to "prohibit the entry" of Nixon, who has accepted an invitation to lecture at Oxford University on Nov. 30. Rees's office said he probably will answer the question Monday. Lee was not immediately available for comment. According to his office in San Cle-mente, Calif., Nixon will arrive in Paris Nov. 25 to appear on a French television show on Nov. 28. He will answer phone-in questions about himself and will go on to England on Nov. 29. Nixon was invited to Oxford by Daniel Moylan, this year's president of the Oxford Union University Society, a 150-year-old debating group and THE LATEST WEATHER Fair skies and mild temperatures were prevalent in the Los Angeles area today, and not much change is forecast for Saturday. The high temperature today was expected to reach the upper 60s, and the National Weather Service predicted a low of 47 tonight. Saturday's high is expected to be about 70 degrees. LF168 PAGES social club that regularly invites well-known personalities to address it. Moylan, 22, said Nixon had accepted his written invitation to lecture to the Union. "He will speak for 30 minutes on international affairs and take questions from the floor for 45 minutes from Union members. He will not allow press interviews and questions," Moylan said. Abortion Rate for Teens Rises ATLANTA (-The rate of abortions for teen-agers continued to increase in 1976 while the number of births in that age group declined, the national Center for Disease Control reported today. In a compilation of nationwide reports, the CDC said abortions increased for girls between the ages of 12 and 19 in 1976 compared to 1974. The year 1976 was the most recent for which figures were available. For females under 14 years old, 13,291 abortions were reported in 1976, compared to 11,639 in 1974. In the 15-19 age group, 300,956 abortions were reported in 1976, compared to 237,294 in 1974, the CDC said in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The 1976 abortion ratio for females 14 and under was 1,114 abortions per 1,000 live births, the report said. The ratio for those 15 to 19 years old was 539 abortions per 1,000 live births. KTML. DAILY 20c iKflg, 0 L Tested, Not Produced Brezhnev MOSCOW (if)-Soviet President Leonid I. Brezhnev told a group of U.S. senators today that the Soviet Union has tested a neutron weapon but decided against putting it into production, one of the senators said. Talking to reporters immediately after a one-hour Kremlin meeting with Brezhnev, Sen. Thomas F. Ea-gleton (D-Mo.) said also that the Soviet leader told the group he is willing to meet President Carter at any time and any place, but "only when we have a new SALT (strategic arms limitation) agreement." The senators met with Brezhnev after a stormy session Thursday night with Premier Alexei N. Kosygin, who angrily told them that any Soviet MIGs sold to Cuba are purely for defense purposes. Carter Administration sources in Washington say U.S. spy planes have been dispatched over Cuba to try to find whether new MIG-23s there are purely for defensive purposes. Eagleton quoted Brezhnev as saying, "President Carter and I have just a couple of minutes to let the missiles fly. The U.S.S.R. will never let them fly first. But if the United States does, we can still destroy the United States. "But we must settle our problems in a peaceful way." Soviet designers tested a neutron . weapon, Eagleton said Brezhnev told them, "but we gave it up. We never started production." He apparently did not say whether the test was successful. Carter announced earlier this year that the United States would not go ahead with production of its neutron weapon, pending progress in negotiations to limit strategic weapons and military forces in Central Europe. (A spokesman for the Department of Energy, which is responsible for nuclear weapons development, said in April that the United States had tested its neutron bomb in Nevada. He said details about the tests were secret.) The Soviets had said previously they had the ability to produce a neutron weapon, but this was their first revelation that such a weapon actually had been tested. Moscow had mounted a worldwide propaganda campaign against the U.S. neutron weapon, calling it an inhuman device. Eagleton said Brezhnev opened the meeting by declaring: "The state of U.S. -Soviet relations does not satisfy us. Unfortunately we cannot see any cooling down of those who are averse to good relations and those who would intensify the arms race with stupid statements about an increased Soviet threat. "Nothing is so alien to the Soviet people as loss of life," Eagleton quoted Brezhnev as saying. ". . . All our plans are for peace. We need no one else's wealth. We do not want to conquer the United States. We do not want nuclear war. We are not crazy." Eagleton said Brezhnev told the senators a SALT treaty was 95 complete now and that the remaining 5 was being blocked by those in America who do not want peace. U.S. sources who attended the session with Kosygin Thursday night said the head of the delegation, Sen. Abraham A. Ribicoff (D-Conn.), led it off by detailing "issues of concern" that may cause trouble when it comes time to vote on a new strategic arms limitation pact. Mentioning Soviet policies toward Africa, the Middle East and human rights, the Connecticut Democrat then told Kosygin that the senators also were upset over U.S. reports that the Soviet Union had agreed to sell MIG-23jetstoCuba. After the speech was translated, the sources said, Kosygin angrily told the delegation that he "didn't need a lecture" on the U.S. political system, and he used "sharp language" to describe his anger that these other issues were being linked to SALT. The sources said Kosygin specifically singled out the jet sales issue and told Ribicoff and the other senators that any MIGs sold to Cuba were purely for defense purposes. At this point the atmosphere at the meeting "deteriotated," the sources said. I

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