The Capital Times from Madison, Wisconsin on July 18, 1979 · 1
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Wednesday, July 18, 1979
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i WEATHER Fair tonight. Low in mid-50s. Sunny and warm Thursday. High in low 80s. VOL. 125 NO. 30 64 PAGES FIVE SECTIONS MADISON, WIS., WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 1979 FINAL sZt lake Waskieetom WASHINGTON ( AP) - With aU of his Cabinet and high-level staff offering to resign, President Carter is expected to decide by Friday where the ax will fall as he works on a new lineup to revive his presidency. Senior officials were shaken by the move the latest surprise in Carters self-declared turning point which left the government in Umbo, The 34 top officials affected said UttleSn pubUc beyond confirming that they had been asked Tuesday to tender their resignations. White House press secretary Jody Powell said the offers, made orally and not in writing, would be considered carefully and expeditiously by the president. Cabinet secretaries were led to beheve they would hear whether Carter would keep them on "in two or three days," one source said. Another source said the presi dent's decision would come sometime "this week. Both sources asked not to be identified. One White House official, reflecting the extremely secretive nature of the days developments in this city that thrives on rumors, said, "Whatever the presidents decisions may be, I can assure you he is keeping them to himself. The number of resignations the president will accept remained unclear, but one White House official said "the president will accept some. Said another: "It shows he means business. It isnt fatuous." Members of Congress caUed Tuesdays announcement "strange and "curious. Republican reaction was the harshest, but several Democrats also questioned the presidents actions. Powells brief announcement that several high members of the administration had tendered their resignations left unanswered several questions: What motivated the mass offer? Were the resignations solicited? And by whom, the president or his chief aides as they seek flexibility in restructing the administration to bolster Carter's re-election odds? . Dodging such questions, one official who asked for anonymity, would say only that the resignations were offered. Asked why dozens of top people in government would be moved simultaneously to offer to quit without prodding, the official responded: "We felt it to be an appropriate step to take at this time. Besides the 12 Cabinet officers, resignation offers came from all presidential assistants and special assistants, including Hamilton Jordan, Carter's de facto, but untitled, chief of staff. When the smoke clears, Jordan is likely to emerge with that title. Powell, a Georgian like Jordan, could also be given expanded authority. Speculation on those most likely to leave the Cabinet focused on embattled Energy Secretary James R. Schlesin-ger, who has said he would leave before Carter opens his anticipated re-election campaign. Treasury Secretary W. Michael Blumenthal, and Joseph A. Cahfano Jr., the secretary of health, education and welfare, both of whom have raised the ire of senior (Continued on Page 4, Col. 2) - u I . f 1 - ' r V"-- 1 ' .tiUlLiU lU- L ' I 4-w - A1 i v m ih k hTm!!mJinr :v !h JJ 111 - si Dreyfus9 new van NOKKIS KLISMAN Gov. De Dreyfus shiny new Chevrolet van did not even make it through its first day unscathed. A mobile telephone antenna attached to the top of the van snapped off as a state trooper parked the Vehicle in the garage at the governor's mansion on Monday. The customized van now has tape covering the hole in the roof left by the incident. The dark blue, air conditioned van has a light blue license plate with the numeral 1 on it. The interior of the van (shown in the lower photo) has four swivel seats, radio and digital clock, a couch that can be turned into a bed and two telephones. It cost the state 9,328. f Self-fulfilling prophecy will jail minorities9 Swan hits prison plans as racist By MATT POMMER Capital Timet Saif Writer State Sen. Monroe Swan, D-Mil-waukee, today charged that Wisconsins drive to build a new prison may be a "self-fulfiUmg prophecy that will lead to the jailing of more minorities and poor whites. Swan said the stale now is forecasting prison inmate increases m the 1980s "will come from the non-white Wisconsin community with most coming from the Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha black communities." Swan, the only black ever to sit in the State Senate, also charged the Division of Corrections has done little to recruit non-whites as guards. The prison population is 50 percent nonwhite, but the prison staff is only 6.5 percent non-white, he said. Building a new prison and hiring its staff will provide significant pressure to ensure that the facilities are in fact used and consequently that people, particularly poor white people and non-white people are incarcerated, said Swan. His statement came at a morning press conference at w hich he released the final report of a special study committee which examined Wisconsins prison system. Sen. Monroe Swan Prison populations are Increasing, but the state's actual population Is 406 below the projections used in the 1977-79 state budget, he said. Swan said prison populations spurted after a 1972 study committee appointed by then Gov. Patrick Lucey suggested some prisons could be phased out and replaced by community based rehabikation. The response from judges and the Parole Board resulted in a significant increase in persons incarcerated, longer sentences, and parole deferments, said Swan. Little study has been afforded this period of time, but I believe that the Increase In the prison population and parole denials In the prison populations demonstrates the self-fulfilling prophecy of which I am concerned, he added. Population trends raise "serious questions about the need to build a new $20 million prison, said Swan, noting he earlier had asked Gov. Lee Dreyfus to veto that portion of the state budget. Dreyfus has indicated he may veto the section of the budget bill which would allow communities to veto construction of the prison. But the governor has said the public supports a new prison. Swan said the Division of Corrections has corrected many of the problems found by his study commission. He said it was significant that inmates and prison staff members agreed on many of the problems. They agreed staff training, uniform parole guidelines, uniform enforcement of prison rules and better medical training were badly needed, according to Swan. Training programs have been implemented, and a new Bureau of Institutional Health has becme operational, he said. Many important medical program recommendations already have been implemented, he said. Women say rape threat imprisons them at home By LIZ CRL'SAN Capital Timet Staff Writer Kathy S. won't walk anywhere at night. In fact, she wont leave her apartment at all. Marsha T.- bought a car. The bus stop is just too far away . . Its on the next block. Betty C. keeps a pair of scissors at her bedside every night. Its her safeguard against fear. Carol A. wasnt afraid. She and her roommate lived In a second floor downtown apartment. They were safe until her roommate went out one night and left the door unlocked. Carol was raped. - These, and hundreds of women all through the Madison :-ea, live with fear every day. The nea- 60 rapes reported so far this year have changed their lives in countless ways some of the changes are subtle,' others are more dramatic: Ive thought about buying a gun, Mary K. said hesitantly. No, 1 dont know how to use It, but I live alone." Mary is a professional, in her 30s, who owns her own home near'the Arboretum. She already has bars on one window because there was no suitable locking device. She's afraid to drive at night, afraid to dash from the driveway Jolene B., a 30-year-old west side iri "9 Rape has become a dominant issue in Madison this summer. For women in the city, the prospect of being attacked by a rapist means living in (car and changing the patterns of daily life. In this second part of a Capital Times senes on rape, women talk about their fears and about measures they are taking to protect themselves. resident, used to work in her downtown office at night. A conscientious career woman, she often went back to her job to finish tasks or to plan ahead for the next day. Not any more. I wont come downtown alone, she said. Even last Sunday It was S p m., bright and sunny but I still couldn't make myself go. I worry about the run from the car to the office. What do I do at home? I live on the second floor but I worry about my balcony, so Ive cluttered it with flower pots and things. At least I wont make it easy for him . . . The "him is any one of the unknown assailants who have terrorized local women for the past six weeks. During one stretch, 10 rapes were re ported in almost as many days in Madison. Eighty percent of aU the rapes reported this month occurred in the victims home. Marsha T., 28, owns a State Street store and lives in east-central Madison. She puts her fears more bluntly. As a single woman, I'm scared out of my wits! I dont go up to the Square at all at night. Its a ghost tow n there! When her friend David leaves for work in the morning, he makes sure to lock the door behind him even if Marsha is already awake and getting ready for work. But the biggest change in Marshas life was the purchase of a car; "Can you imagine? I actually went out and got a car! Me, who takes the bus all (Continued on Page 5, Col. I) Somozas successor breaks pact; XJ.S. recalls ambassador MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) U.S. Ambassador Lawrence Pezzullo left Nicaragua today, saying he was recalled because the United States feels the new Nicaraguan government went back on an agreement to turn over power to the rebel junta that drove President Anastasio Somoza into exile. Pezzullo left the embassy for the airport and a flight to Panama escorted by security men in bulletproof vests. He said the move was not a break in relations. Nations often use the recall of an ambassador to express displeasure at the actions of another government. In this case, the recall came a few hours after members of the junta flew to Nicaragua to establish a provisional government outside Managua. The guerrilla movement threatened a bloodbath unless Somozas handpicked successor, Francisco Urcuyo, abandoned his declared intention to hold on to the presidency. He feel the government of Nicaragua went back on the agreement we reached with them," Pezzullo said, adding that Urcuyo understood the nature of the agreement. He said the expectation was that Ur-cuyo's government would slay in power only a short time, a cease-fire would be called, the junta would be called in to Nicaragua and the conflict would be ended. He said a reduced staff would remain at the embassy, primarily for relief activities and protection of Americans remaining in Managua. He did not say how many staff members would stay. The embassy lobby was packed with staff members, and suitcases were being thrown into a truck. The embassys Marine guards were in civilian clothes, and Pezzullo's security men were seen putting on bulletproof vests for the ride to the airport. They rode in a car behind his. Sources close to the junta said Violeta de Chamono, Sergio Ramirez Mercado and Alfonso Kobelo Callejas left San Jose, the Costa Rican capital, shortly after midnight for Leon, Nicaragua's second largest city 55 miles northwest of Managua. Leon was the first city captured by the Sandinista National Liberation Front in the offensive that resulted in the resignation Tuesday of Somoza and the end of the 42 year-old Somoza family dictatorship. The sources in San Jose said the three junta members planned to declare Leon the provisional capital of Nicaragua. They said one of the two other junta members, guerrilla leader Moises Hassan Morales, was in Ma-saya, in southern Nicaragua, and'the other member, Daniel Ortega Saavedra, was in another Nicaraguan city held by the rebels. They said the three junta members would send for the two men as soon as the government was set up in Leon. In addition to I .eon and Masaya, the (Continued on Page 5, Col. 3 ) Panel cuts crossing guards at Lowell, Marquette, Emerson By TOM FOLEY Capital Time Staff Writer The City Transportation Commission voted Tuesday to eliminate school crossing guards at six locations. Three of the locations are for children using Lapham and Hawthorne schools, which were closed at the end of this school year. But the other three threatened closings affect schools that will continue to operate. The changes have already generated protests aimed at getting the City Council to override the commissions action. The Transportation Commission recommended ending crossing guard services for these locations: At the railroad tracks at 100 South Marquette St., used mostly by children attending Lowell School; Williamson and Rogers, affecting Marquette elementary children; Commercial at Mayer and North, affecting Emerson children. The commission's decision, which Ls final unless reversed by the council, rejected recommendations that guard service be halted at six other locations. Gary Rylander, of the Traffic Engineers office, said aldermen have already indicated they intend to reverse the commissions action. In the last couple of years, the council has usually restored the services when there were public complaints, he said. One alderman has already asked about the procedure for reversal, he said. Minutes of the June 14 meeting of the Pedestrian-Bicycle Committee, (Continued on Page 5, Col. 3) Death notices Page 36 Editorials Page 48 Health-for-AII Pages 18,20 Investors Guide Page 36 Markets Page 30 Mike Royko Page 14 Showtimes Page 26 Sports Pages 21 27 Weather table Page 2 PM Section Arts Pages 50, 51 Comics, crossword Page 54 Consumer Reports Page 53 Dear Abby Page 52 Feature Page Page 49 Good Food Page 52 Natures Kitchen Page 52 Television Page 55 V Phone Numbers Circulation 252-6363 Want ads 252 6321 --

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