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Sayre, Pennsylvania
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1l II TT ITH II TTrTV TIT TV SH II TTTV Snow (Details on Page 2) Vol. 89 No. 251 SAYRE, ATHENS SOUTH WAVERLY, WAVERLY, N.Y., FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1980 PRICE 20 CENTS A 'X. Carter Waiting for Support said they will support legislation authorizing renewed arms sales to Pakistan if the president requests it. There were indications official word on actions to be taken could come by the weekend.

A boycott of the Olympics would be a heavy blow to Soviet prestige. The Moscow games in August will be the center of world attention and the Russians intend to make them a glittering showcase. Deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher discussed the Olympic possibilities with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies in Brussels earlier this week. He went WASHINGTON (AP) -President Carter is getting set to announce a package of get-tough measures toward the Soviet Union, but some of the key items are being held back until U.S. allies give their support.

Specifically, sources here said, the administration is continuing to consider trying to organize a boycott of the Olympic Games this summer in Moscow and to slow down shipments of grain and technology. But to be effective, these measures must be coordinated with other western countries. The sources, who asked not to be identified, said the United States also is urging its friends to take a flinty view of credits for Soviet purchases from the West. On the other hand, some of the options aimed at punishing the Soviet Union for taking military action in Afghanistan have been considered within the administration and rejected. These, officials said, included a break in relations with Afghanistan's pro-Soviet government and supplying U.S.

weapons directly to insurgents fighting to overthrow it. Still not ruled out, however, is tunneling American arms through other countries, such as Pakistan. Several key congressional leaders have September were valued at nearly $2 billion, France's at $1.3 billion, Britain and Japan's at a little over $1 billion, each. Of the $2.8 billion in U.S. exports, $2.2 billion were in wheat, corn, barley, soybeans, rice and other agricultural items.

The sale of an additional 3.8 million tons of corn and wheat was announced Thursday by the Agriculture Department. The latest grain sale brings the total for the year to 21.4 million tons and means the Soviets have already bought 86 percent of all the corn and wheat they are eligible to buy for 1979-80 under a previous agreement. over other measures earlier in London with British, French, West German, Italian and Canadian officials. Some of the Europeans, and a number of sportsmen, don't like the idea of using the Olympics to make a political point. A West German spokesman, for instance, denied that his government supports such a move.

And yet, the allies are said to be determined to register their opposition to the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan. Cutting back on trade is one way to get tough with Moscow. Through October, total U.S. exports to the Soviet Union were $2.8 billion. West Germany's exports through rtfii per 1 Soviet Intervention Paralyzes SALT Treaty 'st vCs i I.

Vf I 7 ,71..., liSSKS Rebels Rebel Moslem fighters pose with an assortment of weapons in September during a break in weapons training in Barikot in the Afghanistan province of Kunar. The rebels have been fighting Marxist Afghanistan government troops and now face the government of Barbrak, Karmal, who took power last week in a bloody coup. The rebels have vowed to continue their fight, which is taking place along the Afghan-Soviet Union border. IV; a fx'- a' 1 -r If County Tables Newspaper Naming WASHINGTON (AP) -After months of Senate hearings and nearly a decade of negotiations, the Strategic Arms Limitation treaty is paralyzed and possibly dying, a victim of Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan. Many senators contend the treaty is dead for 1980 and say President Carter's action in calling for a delay in the debate over its ratification was simply facing facts.

The latest delay is another example of events not directly related to the treaty's purpose overwhelming attempts to have the proposal considered solely on its merits. The treaty is specifically aimed at putting a cap on the strategic nuclear arms race. Another recent example of outside events hurting the prospects for SALT ratification was disclosure Griffis, in a prepared statement, noted that he had nothing financially to gain by the choice since he is no longer the publisher. Both the Pennysaver Press and the Owego Gazette and Times were recently purchased by the Towanda Printing Co. The Pennysaver Press, published weekly and distributed free of charge throughout Tioga County, cannot receive payment for legal notices in that there is no official mailing circulation list.

Therefore, under guidelines, it cannot qualify as an official newspaper for legal publications. In his prepared statement, Griffis stated that the Gazette "So I wanted to go house-to-house after the holidays." Bostwick added that another psychic Phil Jordan of Candor has become involved in the case. "He's supposed to send me pictures of who he sees as the one who is responsible," said Bostwick. Last summer, psychic Ann Gehman directed police to the Tannery Curve area of Athens, where she believed the Bostwick girl was buried. But a police search there turned up nothing.

Gehman also believed SECRETARY-GENERAL KURT WALDHEIM returns to New York Hubbard. "But I think we should let the attorneys feel this thing out and then bring it back to this legislature." Riker, and her husband William, the art director for the publication, contended during their address to the legislature that they were the best qualified choice of the two newspapers as the official county newspaper. A weekly publication with a circulation in excess of 1,000 of which over 400 are paid subsricptions the Spencer Needle was the second official newspaper of the county last year. Mrs. Riker pointed out that although their publication was to be named the county's Militants Want U.S.

Diplomat late last year of a Soviet combat brigade in Cuba. Senate Minority Leader Howard H. Baker, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, reminded reporters at a news conference Thursday that as long as three years ago he was saying the treaty could not be considered in a vacuum; that Soviet adventurism in the world had to be taken into account. Senate Majority Leader Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia restated the case in favor of ratifying the treaty, but concluded: "It would not be conducive to the SALT process to bring up the SALT treaty at this time." He said it would remain on the calendar ready for debate when the climate improves.

"I think the president was Times (with a paid subscription of several hundred) meets requirements for an official newspaper, adding that with a free copy of the Pennysaver, the circulation of legal advertisement reaches practically everyone in the county. "I have nothing to gain economically or otherwise as a result of your decision because I no longer own the Pennysaver and Gazette," Griffis wrote. "I have come before you (today) as a matter of principle and sense of duty to the best interest of my community." Griffis also called for a certified copy of the Spencer Needle's circulation break Shows Gerard McKenna, convicted in the 1973 murder of 16-year-old Sharron Coston of Sayre, was involved in the girl's disappearance. Bostwick said that she received assurance on information from police that linked McKenna and Mary Lou Bostwick together on the night the girl vanished. State Police Corporal Robert Velardo denied that report, claiming that police never had any intention of questionning McKenna while the Huntingdon State Prison inmate was in Bradford County for a post-conviction corporate information for NBC, responding to threats of a possible boycott of the Summer Games as a result of Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan.

Industry sources say NBC would not get back from the Soviets any of the $60 million it already paid them. The network owes the Soviets three more $5 million installments two before the July Games just facing political reality," said Sen. George McGovern, IWi.D. "The SALT process is temporarily paralyzed if not dead. The treaty was in serious trouble before Afghanistan.

Right now the chances of moving the treaty in the Senate are nil." Sen. Frank Church, D-Idaho, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said a Soviet-occupied Afghanistan would be "like a dagger" pointed at the Middle Eastern oil fields which supply the United States and other industrialized nations. "The United States should put the Soviet Union on notice that we are prepared to protect the oil resources of Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf with our own military forces, should that become necessary," said Church. down by RDs, Towns and street addresses of Villages. "To me, this is just a fight between two newspapers," said Legislator Leon Thomas (D-Waverly).

Legislator Joseph Karpel (R-Owego) also interjected, claiming that with the circulation of the Gazette Times along with its claimed 20,000 Pennysaver circulation, the county would be sufficiently covered. The matter has been placed in the hands of County Attorney Walter Schulte. Schulte said he would contact Waverly Attorney William Donnelly, who is representing the Rikers, with hopes of ironing out the matter. $162.1 7 hearing. State Police Lieutenant Ed Bloomer said Wednesday that he doesn't think McKenna has been questioned concerning the case.

"The case is still under investigation and has been for the last several months," Bloomer said. "We have a lot of renewed information, but nothing concrete. We have to try to locate her, and right now we're concentrating on that." Mrs. Bostwick said she has not been in contact with police since "before Christmas." and one after. NBC has already paid the International Olympic Committee its $12 million cut one-third of the broadcast rights.

But NBC has insurance with Lloyds of London in the event the United States doesn't send a team to Moscow or the Games are canceled. The policy calls for NBC to get 85 percent of its money back. mm Waldheim described his visit to Iran as "dangerous but useful," referring to the Iranian announcement of a plot against his life as well as his talks with Foreign Minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh and other Iranian officials. Commenting on the Iranian mob that forced him to flee a Tehran cemetery Thursday, Waldheim said, "This is not the first time such a think has happened to me. But looking around I had an unpleasant feeling and was wondering who would be at my side if something happened." Waldheim made his com ments to reporters in Zurich, Switzerland, where he boarded a New York-bound flight.

He left Iran almost a full day ahead of schedule. Shortly after the secretary-general departed, a spokesman said he was needed in New York to attend the Security Council debate today or Saturday on the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan. Waldheim arrived Tuesday on orders from the Security Council to seek release of the hostages, who entered their third month in captivity today. His personal spokesman, Francois Guiliani, said the secretary-general would report the extent of his progress to the council, which meets Monday to consider limited economic sanctions against Iran unless the hostages are released by then. Despite the rebuff Thursday from Khomeini, the leader of (Continued on Back Page) Investigation Continues Bostwick Reward Fund second newspaper, that destingtion customarily brings a much smaller revenue from publication of county notices.

The Needle publishers charged that the Gazette and Times was not persuing the best interest of the county and requested that before a decision is made, the publication (Gazette and Times) should be asked to provide a list of certified subscribers to prove its worthiness and justification. "We're asking them to compare a newspaper with a newspaper," said William Riker. "Not comparing a newspaper with a Pen-nysaver." forward," said Mrs. Bostwick. "I've had a lot of strange phone calls lately, people saying they know this and they know that.

But I think this could bring someone out of the woodwork." Bostwick added that she plans a house-to-house campaign for contributions to the fund, which was set up by Athens Borough Police through Northern Central Bank. "Everything came to a standstill after a while," said Bostwick of the reward fund that was set up last summer. Page 8 Wins Page 1 1 By GLENN ROLFE OWEGO A battle erupted on the floor of the Tioga County Legislature Wednesday afternoon. But local lawmakers refused to enter into the feud and instead chose to table a resolution that would have renamed the Tioga County Gazette and Times as the official newspaper of the county. The combatants were the publisher of the Spencer Needle, Mary Riker, and the former owner and publisher of Gazette and Times, Thomas Griff is.

"I suppose they both have a legitimate axe to grind," said Legislative Chairman Edward Board Expels Two Students By 8-1 Vote SAYRE Two Sayre High School students were expelled for the remainder of the school year in action taken last night by the Sayre Area School Board. The students were involved in a drug incident at the Vo-Tech school in Towanda. The expulsion is effective im mediately. Board member Thomas Pinkowski" moved that the first student involved, a male, be expelled for the remainder of the year, with the board reconsidering his readmission next year "with the un- derstanding that, if the district accepts him, he will not be allowed to attend the Vo-Tech school." Rev. Richard Schuster seconded the motion, and the vote for expulsion passed 8-1, with board member Jeff Green casting the lone dissenting vote.

Rev. Schuster made the same motion for the other student, a female, and Pinkowski seconded the motion. Again, the vote was 8- 1 in favor of expulsion, with Green voting against expulsion. (Continued on Back Page) By STEVE PIATT ATHENS A reward fund set up for information leading to the whereabouts of Mary Lou Bostwick has netted only $162.17, but the missing girl's mother is planning a house-to-house campaign. Mrs.

Gilbert Bostwick, who believes her daughter is dead, thinks a reward fund may generate new information leading to the girl's disappearance. The girl was last seen in April of 1973 as she was on her way to babysit at another person's home. "I'm hoping the reward fund will bring someone TEHRAN, Iran (AP) Iranian militants todav demanded America's top diplomat in Iran, L. Bruce Laineen. be turned over to them for questioning, the state radio reported.

Laineen. the U.S. charge d'affaires in Tehran, is one of three U.S. diplomats who have been held at the Foreign Ministry since the militants overran the U.S. Embassy in Tehran Nov.

4, seizing some 50 American hostages. The state radio broadcast said the militants demanded Laineen be brought to the occupied embassy "for necessary exdanation of espionage documents." The report did not elaborate, but apparently referred to documents the militants claim they found at the embassy. There was no immediate response from the Foreign Ministry, which has rebuffed previous demands from the militants that it surrender the 57-year-old Laingen. The ministry has said he and the two other Americans political officer Victor Tomseh and security chief Michael H. Holland are being held at the ministry for their own protection.

They were not at the embassy when it was seized. The militants' statement was broadcast only hours alter secretary-General Kurt Waldheim left Tehran for New York after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Iranian revolutionary leader who holds the key to freedom for the American hostaees. refused to see him. Inside NBC Protected Against Cancellation of Olympics Ford's Visit Not a 'Freebie' Athens, Tioga Post Wrestling NEW YORK (AP) NBC, which paid $87 million for broadcast rights to the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, has insurance protection should the Games be canceled or if the United States doesn't send a team. "The only position we can have is that if the, United States sends a team, we'll broadcast the Games," said Alan Baker, vice president of.

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