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VOL. 51--IM). 163 In Two Sections MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, l()78 " ' c 15 CENTS I,,,,,,;; Aj:.,;:., Do you remember what it was like to go outside without wearing boots? If so, you'll have to remember a while longer. The forecast calls for cold (a high in the mid-teens), windy(15 to 30 miles per hour) and snowy(another inch or two on top of last night's accumulation) weather. By tonight, the snow should be in the form of flurries, and the low temperature is expected to be about 10 degrees. Details, Page 26. Thanking Gov. Shapp U.S. Sen. Richard Schweiker-he's a Republican praises Gov. Shapp he a Democrat and President Carter so's he for doing all they can to help the GOP elect a governor. It's all part of a spirit of Republican jubilation as the party heads lor the May primary. Page And in Congress There are now 17 Democrats and eight Republicans from Pennsylvania in Congress. Some analysts figure all that could chve as a result of President Carter's fiiltlg of David Marston, the former U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia. Paget Economic Power In Armstrong County, they're looking toward to the construction of a billion dollar power plant which will generate jobs. But there's concern over now long the Environmental Protection Agency will take to carry out an environmental impact statement Page 2. Politics and Pulpits Mayor Caliguiri was criticized from a Garfield pulpit recently for allegedly reneging on a commitment to help local leaders attract a branch bank. Now, he's knocked from the pulpit again. In Shadyside, a priest tells nis parishioners the mayor is to be held accountable for not getting new street lighting. Page 2. Happy New Year This is New Year's Eve for some people. The Chinese "Year of the Horse" begins at midnight tonight, which will make it the year 4,676. It's good-bye to the "Year of the Snake." Happy Birthday this is former California Gov. Ronald Reagan's 67th birthday. His stars say he has an unusual voice, is artistic, diplomatic, organized, eccentric and inventive. What you think of that depends on your political beliefs. Nonetheless, toe stars have something to say about you too. Page 24. Duquesne beats Pitt, 88-66, in the local basketball rivalry. Page 17., Numbers Game Speaking of sports, have you ever thought about how big a role numbers play in your life? From unemployment rates, to sports scores, to crime rates and federal budgets, not to mention your telephone and social security num- bers and your zip code that's how much of a part they play. Daily Magazine. Advertising Pits Rolf Stommelen roared off the Daytona Beach race track for a pit stop. He was leading the 24-hour endurance race by 119 miles, with only 17 minutes to go, driving a turbo Porsche 935. The service at the pit stop consisted mainly of pasting fresh advertising decals on the dirty machine so it would look pretty for the victory pictures. What the heck, they stop football games for commercial breaks, why not races? Public Theater Pittsburgh's Public Theater aimed, at raising $80,000 from the public this season, to be backed up with a grant from a foundation. The theater has gone over its target already, collecting $109,000. Page 11. -By DAVID WARNER Art Column 13 Astrology l Better Living- H, 15 Comics 8 Deaths 26 Editorials 12 Financial. 20-22 Goren on Bridge 8. Ann Landers ..- 14 Lottery 26 Marriages ......... 23 'Obituaries 26 People and Places 26 Radio-TV 9, 10 Sports 17-20 Theaters &1 Want Ads 23-25 Weather. 26 a ft i - it J. ALL EM ONE So how did you spend a snowy Sunday afternoon? Yesterday, some people gathered in , Hopewell Township to slip and glide on purpose. It looks like a lot of fun, particularly when everyone got together. Other pic- tores, Page 6. Coal Talks Resume Today, Accord Seen 'Close, Tough' By JOHN P. MOODY Post-Gaiettt Staff Writer WASHINGTON - Time is running out for major coal producers and leaders of 170,000 striking miners to work out a voluntary settlement in the 63-day dispute and so leave the nation's energy plans intact. Negotiators for the United Mine Workers and Bituminous Coal Operators Association are reported "awfully close" to agreement. But other sources say "the final effort is going to be very tough." . . The two sides, after resting yesterday, are scheduled to resume negotiations here this morning. One source said money the union wants for "Sweetener" has the bargaining tied up. Pressuring both sides to make an all-out effort today is a scheduled meeting of the UMWTs 39-man Bargaining Council at union headquarters tomorrow. The council has been promised a proposal to vote on, or a full briefing on the status of Area Discos Hopping As Business Thrives By MIKE KALLNA Post-Gaictt Pop Musk Critic The sound of dancing feet is music to the ears of more than two dozen Pittsburgh area disco entrepreneurs who hope that the beat goes on and on. Discos are big business here and are responsible for an estimated $6 million in liquor sales annually. One owner called the disco movement, which began in force in 1974, ' the greatest spur to the liquor , Special Report business since Repeal." Three of the biggest" discos, theHoH-day House's Backstage and the two V.I.P. clubs In Bridgeville and the North Hills alone will gross about $1 million each, according to their owners. The owners of smaller ones say business has been great and many clubs have plans for expansion. Last year nearly a dozen new discos opened in the area and there are plans for several more to open here before summer. At last count there were about 25 discos in the metropolitan Pittsburgh area-all which opened in the last three years. The term disco, incidentally, is short for the French word .u.disco-theque. v. a place where people dance to recorded music. The first discos were opened in Paris in the early 1960s. Johp Zarra was one of the skeptics when the disco movement began slightly more than three years ago. "I thought it would pass in about a year or so," he said as he sipped a whiskey and water at his disco, The Electric Banana, on Bigelow Boulevard. The sound of pulsating music punctuated by a throbbing lighting system . filled the room as be spoke. "Then I kept seeing all thje discos opening and when I'd check tnem out they were all doing excellent business. I i v tr, 9 , negotiations. No one the government, the industry nor union leaders wants to give the council a briefing or status report There are volatile issues that will be best understood as part of a complete proposal. . For the first time since contract talks began Oct. 6, the Bargaining Council assembled here last Friday. When it became clear a complete proposal was not ready, the council recessed until today. At the time UMW President Arnold Miller said publicly he proposed the recess at the request of the Carter Administration. The request was telephoned to Miller by Secretary of State Ray Marshall. But the idea for a recess originated with Wayne Horvitz, president Carter's labor trouble shooter and top federal mediator. He did not want the council to consider a partial report. In obtaining a unanimous vote to recess the council, UMW Vice President didn't know where the hell the people were coming from. I didn't see that many people out since the Pirates won the Series. ."Before long, I started thinking about opening one. I was dying with the go-go business. Dying." He paused, took another sip of his drink and listened to the rat-tat-tat delivery of his deejay, who calls himself "The Wizzard." He introduced the next record with an approach akin to a barker hawking Vege-matics on a carnival midway. "That Wizzard is really something, isn't he?" Zarra asked rhetorically be-Ifore slipping back into the middle of his success story. "So I was dying with the go-go girls and I had to do something. I figured, what the hell, I'll give the disco thing a shot." He said that he ended up putting all of his reserve capital into the Banana. And when it finally was peeled open, people weren't beating down the doors.. But that's exactly what Zarra felt like doing. "Nobody showed up. I couldn't figure it. The place was dead. I was glad when anybody walked in the door-even a liquor agent. That's how tough it was at first "Then, all of a sudden, I turned the corner. The people started trickling in and I treated them right I also started to advertise and that and word-of-mouth got the place off the ground. Things have been just great since then. And it keej)s getting better." Zarra, who is white, owns the area's most successful black disco. And he attributes much of its success to the failure of the nearby Fantastic Plastic, which became embroiled in a complicated series of legal problems and ended up being shuttered "I got a lot of their business," be saieThe ill-fated (Continued on Page 6, Column 3) HARRY COUGHANOURPost-Gazctte Sam Church assured the members that they will be given a proposal or a complete updating on the negotiations tomorrow. Many of the council members are already angry because they have not been briefed since bargaining began Oct. 6. Efforts to recess the group again could create some internal political problems. The council must approve any settlement proposal before it is sent to the coal fields for secret ballot consideration by the striking miners. Because of internal politics any council decision on a proposal worked out by Miller is expected to be close. Recent estimates by some council members themselves indicate a first industry proposal would be approved by no more than a 22 to 17 vote. There are variables that could change the "no" vote. For one thing the industry is known to have successfully negotiated a stability clause aimed at curbing wildcat strikes. It provides for some form of financial discipline of miners who participate in illegal walkouts. There also are provisions to fire pickets. Those issues will not be popular with the membership and council members, who are elected district officers and will at best be gun-shy about recommending such contract terms. That is one reason Miller is pressing for such "sweetner" items as a refund of at least part of the money miners and their dependents had to spend when health benefits paid for industry-supported funds were cut back last July 1. Some sources say the UMW refund demand would cost the industry $11 million. The union also is asking that miners be paid for the three holidays Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Years that were lost during the strike. That could cost more than $180 a man. Flood, Haiti Tied in U.S. Aid Push By WENDELL RAWLS JR. New York Times News Service PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti-Rep. Daniel J. Flood maintained a secret relationship with the government of this Caribbean nation while pushing foreign aid legislation through Congress, according to letters written by the Pennsylvania Democrat and statements from a former Haitian government official. The former official, Lucien Rigaud, at one time a prominent businessman here and the authorized representative of President Jean-Claude Duvalier, said Flood also held veto power over who received contracts for projects financed by U.S. aid to Haiti. Rigaud, who was imprisoned by tne Duvalier regime, escaped from prison and is living in political asylum in the residence of toe Mexican ambassador to Haiti He said he could provide to the U.S. Justice Department details about American aid monij and the business contracts that followed it. Rigaud said he would provide the information in re Carter, Sadat Agree to Push Bid for Peace By TERENCE SMITH New York Timet News Service WASHINGTON - President Carter and President Anwar Sadat of Egypt returned here yesterday after two days of intensive talks at Camp David, Md., in which they agreed to make "unremitting efforts" to get the stalled. Middle East peace negotiations started again. In a White House statement issued minutes after the two leaders returned by helicopter from the presidential retreat, they pledged to do all they could to achieve "tangible results and the broadening of negotiations looking toward the realization of a comprehensive settlement." This was a reference to the Carter administration's hope that direct Israeli-Egyptians negotiations could be resumed in the near future and broadened to include representatives of the Hasbemite Kingdom of Jordan. To that end, the two presidents agreed that Assistant Secretary of State Alfred L. Atherton should return to the Middle East to resume his efforts to hammer out an agreed "declaration of principles" between Israel and Egypt on a proposed settlement. The administration is hopeful that such a declaration could overcome the Present logjam on the problem of the alestinians and the future of the occupied West Bank of the Jordan and thereby clear the way for Jordan's participation in the talks. Atherton is expected to return to the area in 10 days to two weeks after conferring with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, who is scheduled to visit the United States later this week. The two days of talks at Camp David were described last night by an administration official as "extraordinarily warm and relaxed." This rapport was much in evidence as the two presidents disembarked with their wives from a large green Marine helicopter on the White House south lawn at 4:45 p.m. They chatted easily as they strolled across the lawn to a bank of microphones where Carter, spoke briefly. . , "We thoroughly enjoyed being together these two days, Carter said, and there is complete agreement between us about our determination to work without ceasing to bring peace to the Middle East." Then, without a word from Sadat, the two men turned and strolled to a waiting limousine. Carter's arm was draped over Sadat's shoulder. The limousine, escorted by Secret Service Bell Will Name Dash To Replace Marston New York Times News Service WASHINGTON - Attorney General Griffin B. Bell has selected Samuel Dash, former chief counsel and staff director of the Senate Watergate committee, to assume the controversy-ridden United States Attorney post in Philadelphia, key congressional sources said yesterday. According to well-placed Senate sources, Bell is expected early this Marston affair jeopardizes Demo-cratic candidates. Page 4. week to appoint Dash to. replace David W. Marston, who was discharged by the Carter administration last month. Marvin Wall, a spokesman for Bell, said that there were final matters in the appointment process "still being checked." The date of the announcement had not been set. Late last week, while visiting Portland, Ore., Bell said that he considered Dash the "likely" choice among five candidates for the post. After Marston's dismissal, Bell appointed a group of lawyers to select a list of candidates for the post. Five persons, including a woman judge in Philadelphia and several Philadelphia lawyers were recommended. Bell interviewed two, Dash and J. Clayton turn for the United States' help in getting out of Haiti. He said Flood had initiated the negotiations that established his relationship with Haiti by sending bis adminstrative assistant, Stephen B. Elko, to the island with a letter of introduction to Duvalier. The Organized Crime Strike Force of the United States Department of Jus-, tice is known to be investigating Flood's activities here and in other places and to have been gathering information from Elko, who was recently sentenced to three years in federal prison for taking kickbacks in connection with obtaining federal funds for a now-defunct chain of California trade schools. Documents obtained by 77ie New York Times indicate that Flood was acting as an agent of the Haitian government in Washington. Under United States law, agents of a foreign government must register with the Department of Justice. Flood has never filed such a registn'ion. The Justice Department has brought (Continued on Page 4, Column 1) station wagons and flying the United States and Egyptian flags, took Sadat and his wife, Jihan, to Blair House, across Pennsylvania Avenue, where the visiting couple will stay until Wednesday. The Egyptian leader has scheduled a busy round of meetings with Cabinet (Continued on Page 6, Column 6) Rights Study By U.S. Hits Philippines New York Times News Service WASHINGTON - The State Department, in a report prepared for Congress, has criticized the government of President Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines for the use of torture and "severe intrusions on individual rights." Despite this, government officials said the Carter administration plans to maintain existing levels of military aid to the Philippines next year. According to officials, the administration's military assistance request for the 1979 fiscal year contains a request for $36.6 million in arms aid and credits for the Philippines, the same level approved by Congress last year. This figure could grow significantly if , the administration succeeds this year in concluding a new base rights agreement with the Philippines, which officials estimate could provide the Marcos government with over $100 million in long-term military assistance. As a result, some officials privately argue the credibility of the administration's human rights program might be jeopardized by maintaining existing levels of aid to the 1 nilippines and other nations accused by the State' Department of violating personal and political liberties. The State Department's report forms part of a massive assessment of 105 nations that receive some form of military or economic assistance which will be released by Congress this week. The report, a copy of which was obtained by 77ie New York Times, says the martial law instituted in 1972, by Marcos has "resulted in the suspension of democratic forms of government and in the severe curtailment of human rights of individual citizens." t -" : it t fVi U-H . , ii, K ,4 v'. - 'yf''l ; SAMUEL DASH Undercofler 3d, who is a lawyer in Philadelphia and a nephew of a prominent Georgia judge. Shortly after these interviews last week there was growing indication that Dash was the front runner for the post. Dash, a former district attorney in Philadelphia, could not be reached for comment. DANIEL J. FLOOD I T I : 1 v ; ;M f v j - t V Lv' - '

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