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May 15, 1980 - Image 13

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Carter orders halt
to illegal Cuban influx

(Continued from Page 1)
Saturday's demonstration is being
called to protest the U.S. economic em-
bargo against Cuba, American control
of the-Guantanamo Bay naval base, and
U.S. spy flights over Cuba.
SPEAKING TO reporters in the
White House press center, Carter said
the case of the Cubans fleeing their
island had become an "an extremely
critical problem."
He said Castro had "refused to per-
mit a safe and orderly" exit, and repor-
ted that seven deaths have resulted,
"Responsibility for those deaths rests
on the shoulders of Fidel Castro," the
president declared.
Presidential assistant Jack Watson,
Jr. told reporters that 39,000 Cubans
have reached the United States in the
past three weeks, and that 17,000 of
these have been resettled.
HE SAID THAT captains of boats en
route to Mariel, !the pickup point in
Cuba, and those already there were
being told over marine radio and com-
mercial broadcasts that they should
return to the United States without any
more refugees.
Attorney General Benjamin Civiletti
said those who do not obey will be sub-
ject to civil and criminal penalties.
Both Carter and Watson emphasized
the U.S. government's aim is to
promote an orderly refugee flow and to

cut off an influx they described as
disorderly, hazardous, and illegal.
A White House statement on the
refugee plan said:
"IN SUMMARY, the U.S. will
welcome Cubans, seeking freedom, in
accordance with our laws, and we will
pursue every avenue to-establish an or-
derly and regular flow."
The statement also said Castro "has
taken hardened criminals out of prison
and mental patients out of hospitals and
has forced boat owners to take them to
the U.S."
Saying that more than 400 criminals
have been involved, the statement
"WE WILL not permit our country to
be used as a dumping ground for
criminals who represent a danger to
our society, and we will begin exclusion
proceedings against these people at on-
Carter said Castro's decision to send
criminals from Cuban prisons to the
United States was "an unprecedented
and irresponsible act." But Watson
acknowledged that they could not be
sent back to Cuba unless Castro agreed
to accept them.
"We are prepared to start an airlift or
a sealift immediately as soon as
President Castro accepts this offer. Our
government is chartering two large,
seaworthy ships, which will go to Key
West to stand by, ready to go to Cuba.

AIR FORCE M.P.'s manhandle a Cuban refugee yesterday during an incident
that occurred at the tent city on Eglin Air Force base in Pensacola, Fla. The
M.P.'s were attempting to locate an alleged Castro agent when they were
roughed up in the fray sparking their retaliation against the watching crowd.

N YR Saudis raise oil price by $2 per barrel
NEW YORK (AP)-Saudi Arabia, considered a gasoline and heating oil. higher prices.
moderate on pricing among members of the "THIS HAD BEEN expected. If anything some There was no indication that the increase, which
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, people thought they might go to $30 a barrel," said applies worldwide, had any connection with the
raised its price for oil by $2 a barrel, industry sources Eugene Nowak, an energy analyst at Dean Witter airing of the film "Death of a Princess" on public
said yesterday. The new price will be $28 a barrel, Reynolds Inc., an investment company. television stations in the United States on Monday.
retroactive to April 1. Larry Goldstein, of the Petroleum Industry The Saudi government had protested to the U.S.
The move still left Saudi Arabia's price below the Research Foundation, said his organization had long government in an effort to block the broadcast.
average price of slightly more than $30 a barrel for considered the Saudis' $26-a-barrel price "significan- In Washington, State Department spokesman
all OPEC members. tly undervalued. Thomas Reston confirmed the increase and said the
ANALYSTS SAID IT did not appear to signal "The question was not whether an increase was administration had not discussed it with the Saudi
another round of price increases by other OPEC coming but when," he said. But he added that he government and therefore was unaware of its
members. didn't expect other OPEC producers to attempt to motives.
Saudi Arabia produces nearly a third of OPEC's match the $2 increase. Reston called the Saudi decision "unfortunate"
totaloil output. OTHER ANALYSTS AGREED, noting that with because of the present low demand in international
It also provides about 7.4 per cent of U.S. oil needs. ample world supplies of oil and declining demand, oil oil markets. He added, however, that the United
Analysts said the Saudi oil price increase would add producers who are already charging $35 a barrel or States has appreciated Saudi Arabia's past role as a
an estimated penny a gallon to the retail prices of more would be hard-pressed to find buyers at still price moderator within OPEC.
Court won't take
* Anderson off ballot

(Continued from Page 12)
to remove Anderson from the ballot at
this point with thousands of voting
machines already sealed and absentee
ballots in the mail.
"They may say he's got a right to be
taken off, but at this late date, getting
him off ... there could be insurmoun-
table obstacles to it," a spokeswoman
She called the disqualification issue
"not germaine.
Larsen insisted there is plenty of time
to take Anderson's name off the ballot
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disqualification question.
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