The York Dispatch from York, Pennsylvania on November 22, 1980 · 1
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Saturday, November 22, 1980
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TODAY’S NEWS TODAY Home Delivered Edition Circulation Books Always Open J VOL 210 NO 151 YORK PA SATURDAY EVENING NOVEMBER 22 1980 PrEy7SS PAY NO MORE FIRE KILLS 81 IN LAS VEGAS More Victims Expected as Grim Search Continues Through MGM Hotel LAS VEGAS Nev(UPI) — Investigators say a reported electrical malfunction in a gambling machine may have caused the flash fire in the giant MGM Grand Hotel that killed more than 80 people and forced more than 1000 guests to flee to the roof for rescue by helicopter Coroner Otto Ravenholt said today 81 bodies had been recovered from the fire and smoke-blackened hotel-casino but that the search would continue today and rescue workers expected to uncover addi- tional victims A team of Clark County building and safety inspectors planned to comb the hotel today to look for code deficiencies Guests in the huge hotel built in 1973 said no alarm sounded when the fire erupted and some said they first learned of the blaze by radio or TV Authorities told UPI a reported electrical malfunction in a gambling machine located in a delicatessen near the casino may have caused the blaze which roared through the casino’s flammable trappings and sent thick smoke seeping throughout the 26-story tower A cook told investigators he saw a keno board in the (Continued on pane 2) Abscam Case Federal Judge Stings Indicted Legislator WASHINGTON (UPI) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss an Abscam indictment charging Rep Richard Kelly R-Fla took a $25000 bribe from undercover FBI agents US District Judge William Bryant turned down Kelly’s request to throw out the five-count indictment — rejecting the congressman’s argument that he had been singled out for prosecution Kelly who lost a bid for reelection in Florida’s primary last September and his two codefendants Florida businessman Eugene Ciuzio and New York accountant Stanley Weisz are scheduled to go on trial Dec 2 Moscow Court Death Sentence Issued For Traffic Fatalities Daily Telegraph London MOSCOW’ — A young man who killed six people and injured five others while driving a truck when he was drunk has been sentenced to death in a Moscow court The Soviet press reported that the carnage took place on Prospect Mira one of Moscow’s main thoroughfares No date was given The man aged 21 stole the truck and drove into a-line of people at a bus stop He drove on bitting more people until the truck stalled JFK Assassination Anniversary Marked Quietly in Dallas DALLAS (AP) — The 17th anniversary of the assassination of John F Kennedy was marked quietly A memorial service at the site of the Nov 22 1963 slaying attracted only 25 people including 11 high school choir members who were to sing hymns Waning interest was also noticed by Muriel Storrie who works at the Kennedy birthplace in Brookline Mass Tourist traffic at the narrow three-story house has tapered nearly 50 percent in a decade The anniversaries of Kennedy’s election as president — 20 years ago this month — and his assassination have sparked little unusual activity at 83 Beals St a virtually unmarked monument Some 30000 people a year flooded the homestead when it was opened to the public a decade ago This year the head-count is about 16000 and apparently is declining “School children today weren’t even born when he was president And other people tend to forget” Mrs Storrie said Las Vegas Rallies To Assist Evacuees Of Hotel Tragedy LAS VEGAS Nev (AP) — To 2000 shocked and shivering evacuees who fled the MGM Grand hotel fire Michael Gaughan ranks somewhere between a good Samaritan and a saint Owner of the sm all 150-room Barbary Coast hotel-casino Gaughan shut down his entire gambling operation for three hours closed his cash registers and gave away free food and refreshments to stunned survivors who poured out of the nearby MGM hotel It was the longest self-imposed shutdown at the Barbary Coast since the funeral of John Kennedy in 1963 Gaughan estimated he lost $10000 to $20000 by halting all operations Gaughan’s act of generosity was part of a huge effort by Las Vegas residents to aid more than 8000 people affected by the fire “People think of this as a cold-hearted town but everyone chipped in It’s a good feeling to know that people still care about people” said Joe Bono a pit boss at the Barbary Coast Iraq Resuming Oil Shipments Fall-Capacity Pumping Directed Through Turkish Pipeline © The Washington Post PARIS — Iraq has officially informed nine countries that it is planning momentarily to resume full-capacity pumping of crude oil for export through its pipeline to Turkey that can handle 600000 barrels a day according to a highly reliable source who has just visited Baghdad The first tanker is scheduled to be loaded this Sunday with crude bound for France the source said Iraq’s notification of the resumption of oil exports may be a signal to Washington that it would be risking the renewed Iraqi oil if it were to supply Iran with the $500 million worth of paid-for spare parts and other material that the Tehran government is demanding in exchange for the US hostages France Italy Spain and Brazil have each been told that they will be getting 65000 barrels a day from the line to Turkey the source said Yugoslavia Romania Greece and Cyprus were told that they would get lesser amounts identical to their pre-war supply from the pipeline he said Salt Domes Mine Flooding Collapse Raises Safety Questions JEFFERSON ISLAND La (AP) — The flooding and partial collapse of a Louisiana salt mine has raised concerns about federal efforts to use the state’s salt domes for storage of nuclear wastes and oil Sen J Bennett Johnston D-La has asked the Energy Department for a detailed study of the implications of Thursday’s accident both for the $20 billion Strategic Petroleum Reserve program and proposals to use salt domes for nuclear waste storage A Texaco rig located in Lake Peigneur punctured an old tunnel of a Diamond Crystal Salt Co mine 1300 feet underground officials said W’ater in the 20-acre lake was sucked down into the mine taking with it the $5 million drilling rig 11 barges a tugboat a house a bouse trailer a botanical garden and surrounding woodlands China — Tourism Daily Telegraph London PEKING — China has raised the number of entry visas for all foreign visitors by 25 percent this year to 150000 At present some 50000 English-speaking visitors mostly Americans are able to enter China But with tours costing $4500 or more the quota may be more than enough to meet the demand FOAM CUSHIONS REFILLED Foam cut to any sue Ne address— 1317 N George St YORK BEDDING — 854-5351 M 3ttresses factory to ou IRAN DEMANDS 'YES OR NO' US Answer to 4 Issues Said Neither Explicit Nor Clear United Press International Iran today declared US acceptance of Tehran’s four demands for the release of the 52 American hostages “was neither explicit nor clear” and demanded a straight yes or no answer from Washington Secretary of State Edmund Muskie said the United States accepted the four conditions approved by Iran’s Parliament “in principle” but a State Department spokesman declined to elaborate how the conditions would be met “The prime minister’s office today (Saturday) stated that the US reply was neither explicit nor clear to the document ratified by the Majlis (parliament)” the official Pars news agency said “In some cases not only had a direct reply not been made but additional proposals had been offered” The statement said the Iranian government was “only the executor of the Majlis decisions” and that the “US presumes in modifying the document” The statement said Iran has asked the Algerian government its go-between in negotiations for release of the captive Americans “to clearly announce its positive or negative response to the Majlis document The (Continued on page 2) Medical Schools Foreign Training Said Inferior to US WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of Americans who attend foreign medical schools are receiving training that’s inferior to the education provided in this country a new government report says The General Accounting Office suggests there should be tougher licensing procedures and other standards to insure that foreign-trained Americans who return to this country to practice are as well qualified as US -trained physicians The GAO report suggested better examinations for students wishing to enter graduate medical education or to receive medical licenses in the United States could be established Syanon — Jail Bandleader’s Son Another Member Sentenced LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two members of Synanon have been sentenced to a year in jail for conspiring to put a rattlesnake into the mailbox of a lawyer who won a lawsuit against the organization Lance Kenton 22-year-old son of bandleader Stan Kenton and Joseph Musico 30 also were sentenced to three years’ Drobation by Superior Court Judge William P Hogoboom who barred their further association with Synanon He said the one-year sentence would be considered part of their probation time California Domestics Win First Union Pact SAN DIEGO (AP) — A domestic workers’ union with 2100 members has won its first contract and its leaders say they will try to organize the nation’s two million professional homemakers housekeepers and servants “Oui1 goal is to organize every domestic worker but first the 200000 in California” said Ken Msemaji leader of the United Domestic Workers of America It would take two to three years to establish the union nationally he predicted The union will sign its first contract on Sunday Msemaji said The two-year pact is with Remedy Home & Health Care Services Inc of San Luis Obispo San Diego County awarded the company a $72 million contract for in-home care of the elderly and disabled Workers hired for the program will be given 30 days to join the union Msemaji said Forgotten Children? Veterans Start Christmas Fund For Hostage Kin CHICAGO (UPI) — A group of World War II veterans fearing the children of Americans held hostage in Iran might not be treated well by Santa has started a Christmas fund for them John Opitz 59 of suburban Oak Lawn said he and other members of the Ryan McGormick Catholic War Veterans decided to take up a collection to buy presents for the children after talking to Lisa Moeller of Quantico Va wife of captive Marine Sgt Michael Moeller “This will be their second Christmas without their fathers They have to know the people of the United States are remembering their daddies and not forgetting them either” he said Since Opitz opened an account for the fund last Saturday at the Oak Lawn Trust & Savings Bank $300 has been collected “We’re hoping to top $1000” he said “We’ll take the money and send it to the State Department to distribute” Soviet Trade Is Increased US Allies in Europe Are Dealing Despite American Curbs LONDON ( A P ) — Market-hungry US allies in Western Europe have increased trade with the Soviet Union despite American-sponsored curbs imposed after the Russians sent 85000 troops into Afghanistan last December A rundown of trading relations between four key European countries with the Soviet Union: A France’s total two-way trade with the Russians in the first nine months of this year was $418 billion 60 percent above the 1979 level Imports more than doubled at about $24 billion and were attributed to costlier oil gas and coal purchases A 27 percent hike in exports at about $18 billion resulted from sales of equipment for the electronic energy and chemical industries West Germany’s total volume of trade rose in the first eight months of this year to $52 billion according to the Deutsche Bundesbank Exports at $27 billion were up 172 percent Imports were up 86 percent with gas petroleum and other Soviet raw materials accounting for the increase Exports included machinery steel pipes installations and other finished products Italy's trade zoomed by about 30 percent in the first seven months of this year to $218 billion compared with 1979’s level Imports at nearly $1 billion were up 529 percent and exports at $667 million were 21 percent higher Britain’s dealings also expanded in the first nine months of 1980 from $19 billion in the comparable period last year to $23 billion or nearly 20 percent Siamese Twin Heart Failure Claims Valerie Wackier DAYTON Ohio (UPI) — Siamese twin Valerie Wackier died of heart failure one week after she was separated from her sister Natalie A statement from Children’s Medical Center said “Her death was not entirely unexpected” Valerie had shown no brain activity in recent weeks and suffered from an inoperable heart disease Natalie was reported still in critical condition Henry Kissinger WASHINGTON (UPI) — Henry Kissinger says he doesn’t expect to be offered his old job as secretary of state by President-elect Ronald Reagan but that Alexander Haig would make an “outstanding” secretary “I have said all along during the campaign that I am available for advice but I don’t expect to play a direct role” Kissinger told reporters But Kissinger said he thought Haig “is among the most respected of Americans and would be an outstanding secretary of state” DEFENSE SPENDING Senate Approves- Bill to Appropriate $161 Billion © The New York Times WASHINGTON — A military appropriations bill far larger than that requested by President Carter or voted by the House of Representatives sailed through the Senate to help set a course toward even larger military spending in future years The Senate voted 73 to 1 to appropriate $1611 billion for the military in the fiscal year that began on Oct 1 Only Sen Mark O Hatfield R-Ore voted against it The measure which is $64 billion more than requested by Carter now goes to conference to resolve differences with the $1575 billion bill passed by the House in mid-September The Senate version is $228 billion higher than the comparable measure for fiscal year 1980 which ended Sept 30 Administration officials said that Carter was almost certain to sign the bill when it reaches him probably in mid-December even though he and his senior officials argued that it was too large and therefore inflationary i Continued on page 2 ) Unwed Father Man Retains Custody of Daughter ALEXANDRIA Va ' (AP) — An unwed father acting as his own attorney has won the right to retain custody of his 2V4-year-oId daughter John Younger of Alexandria 29 said the child’s mother Betty Cheeks 23 had taken “the only thing I had left” when she moved out of their home with the infant girl two years ago Younger won custody of the child Tonya last August in general district court He argued that he took the girl away from her mother last June because Ms Cheeks had prevented him from seeing the child for two years The lower-court decision was upheld in a ruling by Alexandria Circuit Court Judge Donald H Kent on Ms Cheeks’ appeal Kent’s decision can be cited as a precedent by other judges handling similar cases Polish Threat WARSAW Poland (UPI) — Poland faces a new strike threat by railway workers who say they will stage a general walkout Monday if the government does not sit down to talk with them by today The new threat of labor stoppages came after a two-day parliamentary session that saw a major government reshuffle including the unprecedented appointment of a Roman Catholic politician Jerzy Ozdowski as deputy prime minister Rat in Coke Soft Drink Distributor Loses Lawsuit SULPHUR Okla (UPI) — A Murray County district court jury has ordered a state Coca-Cola distibutor to pay $125065 in damages to a roan who found a decomposed rat in a bottle of Coke he had been drinking The jury had ordered the company to pay $125065 to James Jackson 33 of Sulphur for medical expenses and physical and mental suffering stemming form the incident During a two-day trial which ended Friday Jackson and five witnesses testified he acquired the 16-ounce glass bottle of Coke from a vending machine' opened and drank it then discovered the decomposed rat carcass in the bottle Acid in the Coke had worked as a decomposing agent Jackson said he suffered stomach illnesses and lost 25 pounds in the next four months Co-workers testified they could smell the dead rat from 7 feet away when Jackson had the bottle However Jackson said he had been suffering from sinus problems and did not detect the odor A LA W OFFICE YOU CAN AFFORD YORK LEGAL CLINIC 757-3535 Kristin Shot JR CBSHopesShow Is Highest Rated NEW YORK (AP) — So it was Kristin Shepard that little minx who shot JR Ewing What’s more she says she’s expecting his baby! Those startling revelations were conveyed to the faithful millions who tuned to "Dallas” on CBS to watch one of the most heavily publicized series episodes in television history CBS hoped it would also be the highest-rated The big episode was shown simultaneously in the East and Midwest one hour later in the Rocky Mountains and three hours later on the West Coast AT&T reported an unusual increase in interstate phone calls after the show ended at 11 pm EST as some West Coast viewers called east to find out who did it To go down in TV history as the highest-rated segment of an ongoing series the show would have to beat the mark posted by ABC on Aug 29 1967 with the final episode of “The Fugitive” Begin’s Govt Is Under Fire Money Offered Jews to Leave Sinai Criticized JERUSALEM Israel (AP) — Only three days after it narrowly survived a no-confidence vote over the nation’s triple-digit inflation Prime Minister Menachem Begin’s government is under fire for the huge sums it’s offering to induce Jewish settlers to leave the Sinai The compensation offer for Sinai settlers comes to the equivalent of about $470000 for each of the 350 families who will have to give up their farms and homes in 1982 when Egypt regains control of the Sinai Peninsula under terras of the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty The sum which would take an average Israeli 50 years to earn provoked gasps of outrage from the public and the press and came up repeatedly during Wednesday’s parliamentary debate over the opposition Labor Party’s np-confidence motion Laborites challenged the government over Israel’s 130 percent inflation rate and several deputies cited the Sinai deal as an example of the government’s alleged wastefulness The question often asked during the debate was: how can the government pay such a vast sum to settlers while demanding severe belt-tightening from the general public ‘Cosa Nostra’ Reported Crime Boss Is Convicted NEW YORK (UPI) — Frank “Funzi” Tieri the reputed boss of the Genovese crime family faces up to 20 years in jail for his conviction on charges of heading a secret national crime syndicate known as La Cosa Nostra The case marked the first time that a defendant was convicted on such charges Tieri’s lawyer planned to appeal the conviction A jury in US District Court in Manhattan Friday found Tieri guilty of using his position as a Mafia chief to take part in racketeering activities and to authorize a “hit” on a Californian who owed the mob money Court Unconvinced Radar For Traffic Violates Standards GRANTS PASS Ore (UPI) — A former space agency computer consultant- has failed to convince the Josephine County District Court that Oregon State Police use of traffic radar violates federal microwave radiation exposure standards Paul Lutus challenged a ticket he received last May when he was clocked traveling at 68 mph In a two-hour nonjury trial Lutus was found guilty and fined $39 He claimed studies have shown microwave radiation can cause genetic changes glaucoma and altered blood chemistry BUSING DILL TO GET NOD Senate Is Expected to Give Final Approval WASHINGTON (UPI) — Despite threats of a presidential veto the Senate is expected to give final legislative approval to a bill that would prevent the Justice Department from seeking court aid for school desegregation busing The anti-busing amendment attached to a $91 billion appropriations bill for the Departments of State Justice and Commerce was passed Friday by the House 240-59 and sent to the Senate The Senate is expected to give the measure final legislative approval in the near future and send it to President Carter While the House vote was far more than the two-thirds necessary to override a veto 136 members were absent and did not vote The vote came just hours before the body left for a week’s Thanksgiving holiday The bill passed the House quickly and with almost no debate although Rep Don Edwards D-Calif said the amendment “may relay a signal to the nation that the concept of equality in education is a concept that we no longer value” The busing amendment would bar the Justice (Continued on page 2) 1 Air Fares t 3 Companies Matching Key Discount © The New York Times NEW YORK — American Eastern and United Airlines in a sharp switch in their fare policies’ moved to match a key discount fare announced Monday by Trans World Airlines The three carriers in separate announcements said that starting Jan 1 their least costly New York-to California round-trip fares would rise to only $298 at night and $338 in the day — the prices announced by TWA — rather than to $455 and $538 as they had announced earlier At present the cheapest round-trip discount fare is $268 Some industry executives said late Friday that they expected that the $298 and $338 fares would prevail in the hotly competitive transcontinental market which is dominated by American Eastern TWA and United Candy Scare Cashew Carmel Clusters Are Recalled CEDAR RAPIDS Iowa (UPI) — Residents of five area counties have been asked to return boxes of cashew caramel candy clusters purchased from Campfire girls because the candy may contain bits of glass Bee Caspers product sales chairman for the Iowan Council of Campfires said two adults in Cedar Rapids reported biting into the candy and discovering pieces of glass Mrs Caspers said the organization is seeking to recall about 12000 boxes of the candy manufactured by the Falcon Candy Co of Philadelphia Pa No New Trial BIRMINGHAM Ala (UPI) — Civil rights leaders praised a predominantly 'white jury’s decision that Tommy Lee Hines a black is so retarded he is not competent to stand trial for the rape of three white women Hines was charged with raping the three women in separate 1978 incidents He was convicted on one rape charge that same year but a state appeals court this year ordered a new trial Inside Reading Ann Landers’ Letters 23 Astro-Graph 8 Business Page 21 Chalkline 6 ’Church Calendar 12 Church News 12-13 Comics and Puzzles 28 Community Calendar 10 Crossword Puzzle 6 Editorials 4 Farm Life 12 Ryan’s Death Peoples Temple MemberFacing Murder Charge NEW YORK (UPI) — Larry Layton a member of Jim Jones’ Peoples Temple cult faces arraignment today for the killing of Rep Leo Ryan in the Guyanese jungles two years ago Layton 35 was scheduled for arraignment today before Magistrate John Caden in US District Court in Brooklyn on charges of killing Ryan DCaUf who was gunned down on Nov 18 1978 by Peoples Temple members who wanted to block his investigation of their cult A former Quaker and a conscientious objector during the Vietnam war Layton also faces three other counts in the indictment: conspiracy to kill Ryan conspiracy to kill Richard Dwyer deputy chief of the United States mission in Guyana and the attempted 'murder of Dwyer Although he was indicted in San Francisco arraignment was scheduled for New York because that is where he first landed on his return to the United States from Guyana Social Security — Tax Bailout? Experts Ponder Dilemma of Financially Strapped System WASHINGTON (AP) — Two pension experts say Congress could use income taxes to bail out the financially strapped Social Security system over the next 25 years Robert M Ball who served as Social Security commissioner from 1962 until 1973 told the Committee on Aging that income taxes could be used to pay all or part of the cost of the hospital insurance portion of the system Ball said Social Security taxes scheduled to go into the hospital fund could then be transferred to the other two parts of the system — old age and survivors’ insurance and disability insurance Ball’s plan would cost $114 billion in the current budget year — money that would have to be raised by increasing the federal deficit or by cutting spending for other government programs Old-age and survivors’ insurance the biggest of the three parts of Social Security faces a shortterm lack of cash despite the higher taxes that will go into effect on J an 1 Michael J Boskin of the National Bureau of Economic Research indicated he was pessimistic about the future of the Social Security system in the first half of the next century Ruptured Tanker Oil Slick Threatens Lobster Beds ROCKLAND Maine (UPI) — A three-mile-long oil slick from a ruptured tanker drifted perilously close to Maine’s rocky coast today threatening miles of valuable lobster beds Fishermen hoped a predicted change in winds would drive the slick out to sea But many scram hie to pull their seafood Out'S! ocean storage areas and rig makeshift booms around lobster traps just in case the slick drifted into the lobsterrich waters More than 10000 gallons of gasoline and home heating oil spilled from the 254-foot Christian Rei-nauer after the tanker struck submerged rocks about 4 miles offshore tearing two 8-foot gashes in its hull The slick pushed by 30 milean-hour winds washed up on several small islands near the entrance to Penobscot Bay and swept to within 300 yards of the-shore by Friday night Junior Dispatch 14 Medical Report 23 Obituaries 34 Scouting News 14 Single File 6 Social 24 Sports 15-20 TV 22 Weather 21 Where to Go 24

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