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Heat wave
death toll
continues
to go up
From AP and UPI
Nearly half the country cooked in
merciless heat yesterday and, with the
death toll inching toward 1,000, the
National Weather Service issued a dire
warning for Texas where temperatures
have exceeded 100 degrees for nearly a
month.
Livestock herds and poultry flocks
were decimated and industry officials
predicted food prices across the coun-
try would soon reflect the heat's
devastation.
"THIS HEAT wave has already killed
in central Texas and can kill again,"
the -weather bureau warned in a
bulletin.
The heat was blamed for 906 deaths in
18 states in the Southwest,' the South
and the Midwest by-mid-day yesterday.
And forecasters said there was no
relief in sight. Broiling heat pushed as
far north as New York and Connecticut,
sending the mercury to the 90s.
IN MISSOURI, 235 deaths were
believed heat-related. Arkansas repor-
ted 119, Texas 94, Alabama 80, Kansas
70, Tennessee 66, Georgia 60, Illinois 51,
Mississippi 47, Oklahoma 35 and
Louisiana 18. Florida reported nine
S heat deaths, South Carolina six, Ohio
five and Nebraska four. Both Iowa and
Indiana reported three heat-related
deaths and Colorado reported one.
Health officials said the death toll
would easily pass the 1,000 mark by
week's end.
Del Rio, Texas, faced a 30th straight
day of 100-plus heat Thursday and
Dallas was confronted with a record-
tying 25th consecutive day of 100-degree
weather.
In Arkansas, a heat wave that first
killed millions of chickens was also
taking its toll on cattle and turning
farms to dust.
"If the heat wave stopped today, it
would take 15 months to get the cycle
straightened out in the poultry in-
dustry," said John DeLille, , an
agricultural consultant with the Depar-
tment of Economic Development who is
heading the governor's heat wave task
force.
Substantial poultry deaths also were
reported in North Carolina.

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OSCAR AND MABEL CLITES sit in their extremely hot home in Wichita, Kansas yesterday. Like'thousands of other
elderly couples in the Midwest and the South, the Clites are trying to cope with the heat wave despite a lack of air condi-
tioning.
Bolivian army, fearing
leftists seizes gov '
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) - The military, they were resisting a "communist killed in a gunfight at a union headquar-
ok control of this coup-prone South assault" in Bolivia, which has had an ters. Labor leaders called for a general
merican country again yesterday, average of nearly one coup a year since strike to protest the takeover and urged
pparently to head off the expected it gained independence from Spain in civilians to block roads so military
hoice of a leftist as Bolivia's 1825. vehicles could not move.
emocratically elected president. Civilians near the presidential palace The military uprising began early
Troops armed with automatic began digging up the streets and yesterday morning in the northern city
eapons surrounded the Presidential gathering wood and tin from nearby of Trinidad, where rebellious troops
'alace. Witnesses said armed civilian construction sites to build barricades, took over government offices.
nationalists" seized interim President witnesses said. Signs reading "Death to IT SPREAD quickly to La Paz. Radio
idia Gueiler and her top aides. the Fascist Coupmakers" and "Long stations and the union headquarters
THE CIVILIAN rebels, some iden- Live the Bolivian Labor Federation" were occupied. Armored cars surroun-
fied as members of the right-wing went up in the streets. ded the university. Military units
ocialist Phalange Party, announced At least one person was reported spread out through the city, closing the
airport and attempting to shut off all
communications to the outside world.
Political observers had been expec-
stabished in Iran ting an attempt by the right-wing
military to prevent the selection of left-
leaning Hernan Siles Zuazo as
-clerical mem- No date has been set for the debate in Parliament, which president. Siles Zuazo, an ex-president,
-cleicalmem-won a plurality in presidential elections
h will judge all Khomeini has given final authority over the hostages fate. June 29, and appeared assured of being
he election for- One prominent member of the new Parliament spoke out chosen president when Congress met
and paved the yesterday against keeping the hostages. Dr. Seyed Admad Aug. 4.
n hostages. Madani, former minister of defense, said their continued The election was thrown into the
stion of what to captivity was hurting Iran's international status, Bolivian Congress because no can-
il October. The The completion of the Guardian Council also means didate won a majority of the votes.
PrP d t A b lhaa Bani-gndr m~a dn nrr i

Council
By The Associated Press
The Iranian parliament elected six non
bers yesterday to the Guardian Council, whic
legislation according to Islamic precepts. T
mally gave the new parliament legal validity
way for debate over the fate of the 52 America
Some observers in Iran predicted the que
do with the hostages will not be discussed unti
hostages have been held in Iran since Nov. 4.
THE GUARDIAN COUNCIL is compose
clergymen appointed earlier by revolut
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and the six I
yesterday. The six new council members w
close to the Islamic Republican Party, w
majority of seats in Parliament. Its member
trying the hostages as spies.

rresbmem moiassan tani- aur can now ir
I of six Islamic prime minister to the Parliament for approval..
ionary leader the ruling Revolutionary Council no longer
aymen elected legislation. The Revolutionary Council and Ba
vere said to be been at odds over the hostages, with the presi
hich holds the toward their release and the council taking a has
s tend to favor Revolutionary Council will continue, how4
executive body with Bani-Sadr formally as its lez

.ro uce his
And it means
can create
ni-Sadr have
ident leaning
der line. The
ever, as an
ader.

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