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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, June 14,;1979-Page 9
Alabama National Guard ordered to protect trucks
in a protest to demand guaranteed fuel truck stop in St. Augustine, Fla., called The truck slowdown has cut into
allocations, standardized weight and on Transportation Secretary Brock already-short supplies of gasoline. In
Alabama Gov. Bob James ordered load regulations, an increase in the Adams to become "actively and vocally Birmingham, Ala., city officials,
e National Guard to protect private speed limit to 65 mph, and a rollback in involved" in seeking solutions to the juggling gasoline supplies, began
nd commercial traffic i his state escalating diesel fuel prices. diesel fuel problems. rationing fuel for the city's police and
esterday and condemned the shooting The truckers got added support IN A CONTINUATION of the sniping fire vehicles yesterday.
a Georgia truck driver's wife, the yesterday from the National that broke out over the weekend, rigs "We want to get this over with as
ost serious incident of violence in a Association of Truck Stop Operators, were shot up Tuesday night and yester- quick as possible," said Bill Scheffer of
rowing nationwide truckers protest. representing 1,100 truckstops, many of day in Alabama, Wisconsin, South Breezewood,. Pa., national vice
"This kind of cowardly activity is which have been blockaded or closed Dakota, Colorado, and Nevada. Police president of the Independent Truckers
wlessness at its worst and will not be voluntarily, said some of the victims of snipers were Association. "It's either a slow death or
lerated," James said of the shooting. William Maebert, incoming chair- warned over citizens band radio they a fast one, and we'd just as soon get it
e then ordered the head of Alabama's man of the association and owner of a would be shot if they kept on hauling. over with."

Department of Public Safety to "use
the full force of the National Guard" to
protect trucks carrying perishable
goods, including fuel.
Doctors at Druid City Hospital in
Tuscaloosa, said Linda Pruett, 20, was
in critical condition with a bullet lodged
in her rib cage. Ms. Pruett was woun-
ded early Wednesday when a sniper
opened fire on a semi-truck driven by
her husband, Fred, 23, on U.S. 82 west
of Northport, Ala.
THE DEMONSTRATIONS escalated
this week after the Independent
Truckers Association urged all the
nation's 100,000 owner-operators to join

MILITAR Y VALUE OF STORED EXPLOSIVES QUESTIONED:

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Army tests leaking nerve-gas bombs
DENVER (AP)-Wearing rubber weapon in the nation's arsenal. senal's toxic storage yard to a six-story
suits and working in an airtight cubicle, The six "leakers" were detected laboratory building.
Army technicians began tests yester- recently when the Army tested the Behind sealed doors in a "negative
day on six leaking nerve-gas bombs Weteyes in preparation for flying them pressure" chamber,' the civilian
stored for a decade at the Rocky Moun- to Utah for permanent storage. The technicians in protective suits opened
tain Arsenal. flights, scheduled to begin Monday, the airtight shipping cocoons encasing
The tests will help the military were postponed. The Army said it wan- the weapons to begin a visual inspection
determine whether 890 of the Weteye ted to reassess the move. for leaks.
bombs can be safely transported and AN ARMED convoy carried the six "We've used the building for this kind
whether the bomb is still a necessary leaking bombs yesterday from the ar- of inspection plenty of times before,"
said Art Whitney, an arsenal
spokesman. "Air can enter the facility,
rds pour out wine lquor but no air can leave without going
through a scrubber system that purifies
WHEN IRAN'S new regime came to away the strong spirits, and reduce the it."
power after the overthrow of Shah risk of fire. Rmtlurgists, and welde emrsts,
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi's regime last assembled for the testing. Three of the
February, revolutionary guards ban- LOCAL NEWSPAPERS reported Weteyes were destroyed last year after
ned the consumption of alcohol, which that more than $14 million worth of leaks were found in a weld on the top of
Islamic tradition considers an in- alcoholic beverages held as stocks by teeksiwereplu a wed of the bopb
ducement to evil, importers have been destroyed, by or- the filler plug at the rear of the bomb
The liquor stores of some Iranian der of the Islamiccourts. case. A similar finding now could lead
hotels were confiscated. Others, like One merchant is trying to get gover- to renewed questioning of the military
the Intercontinental, which is half- nment permission to export a $1.4 value of preserving the Weteyes.
millon onsgnmet tat s stll n a The Army has been trying for more
owned by the government, locked their million consignment that is still in a th tworyasto move the ety
stocks up pending a government custom warehouse at the port of Ban- from the arsenal on the northeast cor-
decison on their disposal. dar Shapur, the Tehran Times repor- ner of Dener to the Tooele Army Depot
This week a Tehran court decided the ted, in the western Utah desert. There has
fate of the Intercontinental cellar. Sin- All local wine and spirit manufac- been considerable opposition in the two
ce Islam decrees a total ban on alcohol, turing companies have been closed, states for safety reasons.
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP)-Revolutionary
guards destroyed the rich wine cellar of
the Tehran Intercontinental Hotel,
pouring down the drain an estimated
$1.2 million worth of wines and spirits
including a stream of the proudest
French champagnes.
About a dozen guards, several with
pistols around their waists, worked
methodically through Tuesday night
and all day yesterday emptying the bot-
tles. The drinking of alcohol is a
violation of Islamic religious tradition.
Vintage champagnes were hauled up
from the dark cellar-ordinary bottles,
magnums, and giant jeroboams-and
carried carefully, one at a time to the
hotel's rear staff entrance.
THERE THEY were opened one after
the other, the pop of their corks soun-
ding like muffled sobs, and their con-
tents poured unceremoniously into the
gutter, at the order of Tehran's Islamic
revolutionary court.
Hundreds of bottles of fine wines
from Europe and local wineries,
whiskies, cognacs, rare liqueurs, and
250,000 cans of imported beer all suf-
fered the same fate.
"We had stock valued at $1.2 million
in our cellar," a sad-faced senior hotel
employee said.

It said, aii its s OCK Snsoui ae
destroyed.
"IT'S A TERRIBLE waste,". com-
plained the Intercontinental employee.
"We could have re-exported all this~
drink, sold it, and used the money for
the benefit of the poor, or to pay the
hotel employees."
"Alcohol is bad for the body and
nobody must drink it," said one of the
pistol-packing guards as he opened
beer cans and tossed them onto an ever-
growing pile.
A hotel employee with a hose dowsed
the area with water to dampen the
heady smell of alcohol in the air, was

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