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PRES. PINORHET: INDICTMENTS AREONLY ACCUSA TIONS
House severs Chilean
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - President delivered for trial. of antecedents, presumptions as
Augusto Pinorhet said yesterday that RETIRED BRIG. Gen. Juan Manuel English say, in order to begir
murder indictments in Washington Contreras Sepulveda, chief of the judgment," Pinochet told the report
against three former Chilean security security unit known as the DINA until "Since the judges there in the Un
officials are only accusations and its dissolution a year ago, was placed States cannot establish if they (the
nobody will be extradited without proof under house arrest, with policemen and cused) are delinquents or not, they
of guilt. a security guard posted outside his preventive detention as a f
The president's comments at a suburban Santiago home. measure," he said.
breakfast meeting with reporters ap- Lt. Col. Pedro Espinoza Bravo, for- PINOCHET SAID the arrest order
parently were part of a government ef- mer director of DINA operations, was Contreras, Espinoza and Fernan
fort to head off public alarm. placed under house arrest in the would be good for only two months.
THEY WERE made before the U.S. southern city of Punta Arenas, where
House of Representatives approved by he commands an infantry regiment. *
voice vote a cutoff of all American ar- Capt. Armando Fernandez Larios, a N on airy
ms shipments to Chile until the three former DINA agent, was said to be
men are turned over to the United detained ins amilitary hospital.
measure, the House, by a 243-166 vote, dered the assassination and thatmb
reversed itself and decided not to use an Espinoza passed the order on to Fer- DETROIT (UPI) - State put
arms cutoff to force extradition. nandez and Michael Townley, an ex- health officials reportedly are
The Chilean government ordered the patriate American who worked for vestigating the possibility that sh
arrest of the army men at the request of DINA. Townley was deported in March and other non-dairy farm anim
the American Embassy a few hours af- at the request of the United States and throughout Michigan are contamina
ter a grand jury in Washington issued cooperated with U.S. Justice Depar- by PBB, a toxic fire retardant chem
indictments Tuesday in the 1976 murder tment officials preparing the case. mistakenly mixed with livestock f
of exiled Chilean socialist Orlando THE INDICTMENT says Townley af- five years ago.
Letelier. fixed the remote-control bomb to The Detroit News said it obtaine
The U.S. Congress already has Letelier's car about two days before the copy of a memo, written by the State
restricted arms shipments to Chile be- killing and that he had the help of four torney general's environmental pro
cause of human rights violations, and Cuban exiles in putting the bomb tion chief after a July 24 meetingv
yesterday's action was aimed at stop- together. The Cubans also were indic- aides to Gov. William Milliken, wI
ping all U.S. arms shipments there. ted on the same charges as the three says that "thousands of sheep" may
Several House members said that by Chileans. Townley is charged with con- involved and an unknown numbe
cutting off the supply of arms, the spiracy.- other animals.
United States would make it clear it is "I have the impression that the "I can't really be sure what
serious about wanting the three United States has accumulated a series dimensions are," the News said s
Young threatens to ire strikers
DETROIT (UPI)-Mayor Coleman "Those City of Detroit emp(oyees ployees (AFSCME) representing m
Young ordered the preparation of who continue to strike will be fired. It strikers were not available for c
dismissal notices yesterday and could happen today or tomorrow. The ment immediately.
threatened 3,500 striking sanitation and - mayor is serious. He means business." GRAHAM SAID police were guard
bus maintenance workers with firing THE WALKOUT by sanitation truck five special yards opened to all
unless they end their wildcat strike. crews and bus maintenance personnel residents to dump their own trash
Young, backed by a return-to-work started early Tuesday, leaving the garbage. He said they would stay of
court order, announced the ultimatum nation's sixth largest city without trash continuously until the strike ended.
through Press Secretary James and garbage collection or city bus ser- There was no such relief for1
Graham. vice. 185,000 commuters left without a1
"THERE ARE STILL some locals Despite a Wayne County Circuit ride for a second straight day. Acc
that have not been served with a copy of Court order late Tuesday to return to tance of the situation, if not its cau
the court order," Graham said. "We work, more than 3,500 workers con- was growing.
are making that service now with city tinued their protest Wednesday. The "I don't know what's causing
police officers. chief grievance concerned mandatory this," said one commuter walking p
"At the same time, department heads overtime for 650 sanitation workers, but a bus stop. "The garbage should
are preparing discharge notices. We other locals participated to show sym- have anything to do with the buses."
are identifying those people who are pathy and dramatize complaints of A POLICE spokesman said rush h
picketing and those who have at least - their own. traffic was slightly heavier thann
some responsibility for this illegal ac- Officials of the American Federation mal, although "people seem to be;
tion. of State, County and Municipal Em- justing to the situation."
U.S. officials plan to ask for' ex-
tradition within a few weeks. The
Chilean Supreme Court must then call
hearings to consider the validity of the
evidence within Chilean criminal law.
If the court decides the evidence in-
dicates guilt, it can order trial of the
men here or allow their extradition. A
number of informed sources and obser-
vers think trial here is the most likely
LARGE SELECTION OF
DENIM AND CORD
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S U
SALE ENDS SATURDAY
Health Director Maurice Reizen said.
"But of course it is a concern."
The memo cited 31 sheep sent to a
west Michigan slaughterhouse recen-
tly, most of them from a Fremont far-
mer who is being paid more than $2,000
a day by the state to hold PBB-tainted
cows at the same farm where he raises
sheep, the newspaper said.
TWENTY-NINE of the 31 sheep
tested were found to have more than 20
parts per billion of PBB set by the
Legislature as being a "safe" level for
The memo also said Department of
Natural Resources officials are not
sure the sheep were contaminated
because they were on the same farm as
the sick cows, the newspaper said.
If these sheep were not contaminated
through close contact with the sick
cows, the News says the memo says,
"the state may be faced with a much
bigger PBB problem than ever was
THE MEMO, written by Assistant At-
torney General Stewart Freeman also
said a burial pit constructed near Mio in
Oscoda County "lacks sufficient
capacity to handle all the animals,
living and dead, now under DNR con-
trol," the News said.
State officials Tuesday night began
burying carcasses of the PBB-
contaminated animals at the clay-lined
pit after receiving approval from the
Michigan Supreme Court.
Reizen theorized the new PBB con-
tamination may be coming from the
animals grazing on pasture that had
been fertilized with the manure of
previously exposed animals, the
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Thursday, August 3, 1978
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