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Pde 6_Tuesday, July 2, 1980-The
Ex-Iran
hostage
claims he
was not
abused
From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - Richard Queen
said yesterday he made a wrong turn as
he fled the mob streaming into the U.S.
Embassy in Tehran last fall, a fateful
error that separated him from a group
of Americans later smuggled out of
Iran by Canadian officials.
"I got captured because I was'
lollygagging along and turned down the
wrong street," said the 28-year-old con-
aular official as he met with reporters
during an emotionalvisit to the State
Department.
WHEN A MOSLEM mob swarmed
through the U.S. Embassy in Tehran
last Nov. 4, Queen and several other
Americans escaped through a side door
and made their way through Tehran
streets.
Although Queen was captured after
making hia wrong turn, ix of thoe who
fled with him made their way to the
Canadian Embaaay. They were
smuggled out of the country by
Canadian diplomats in February.
The bearded Queen removed his
glaaaea to wipe away tear, and told a
State Department news conference he
has pangs of guilt about the 52 other
hostages left behind.
BUT, HE SAID he is hopeful his
release for medical reasons is a good
sign for his fellow captives.
"They're coping pretty well," he said
about those left behind.
Queen described his captors as
"zealous, Islamic, and very anti-com-
munist" and said they did not attempt
to intimidate him, brainwash him or
turn him against the United States.
He said the militants offered the
hostages cards to sign, calling for the
return of the deposed Shah Mohammad
Reza Pahlavi, who at the time was un-
dergoing medical treatment in th U.S.
But Queen said the Americans were
told they should not sign anything they
would repudiate if they returned to the
U.S.
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FREED AMERICAN HOSTAGE Richard Queen, left, is given a warm welcome by State Department employees upon
his arrival in Washington, D.C., yesterday. At Queen's right is Secretary of State Edmund Muskie. Queen was recently
freed by the Iranian militants for health reasons after being held captive for eight months.
Bolivian junta guns down
anti-goverm--ent crowd

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP)-Soldiers of
the new Bolivian military junta fired in-
to a La Paz square to disperse a crowd
of anti-government demonstrators
yesterday, and a few blocks away 1,000
foreigners lined up to register with the
new military government.
Heavily armed military guards.
rushed into Perez Velasco Plaza where
200 opponents of the new junta gathered
and chanted slogans including "Death
to guerrillas!" and "Down with
fascism."
The soldiers sprayed the area with
automatic weapons fire, dispersing the
crowd. There were no immediate
reports of casualties and military
authorities refused comment.
THE MILITARY commanders who
overthrew interim President Lidia
Gueiler on Thursday to prevent the
return to power of leftist former
President Hernan Siles Zuazo, have
met resistance both inLa Paz and in the
Bolivia's tin mining regions. Miners in
the south on Sunday reported "heavy
casualties" in fights with government
troops and said they captured three
tanks. Their claims, made in a radio
broadcast, could not be confirmed.
The junta has claimed it eliminated
all resistance.
In La Paz, down the street from the
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scene of yesterday's shooting, the
foreigners stood quietly in a line that
stretched six blocks from the Ministry
of Interior headquarters.
"THEY SAID ALL foreigners had to
register so here we are," said Sherrerd
Harkness, 22, of Columbia, S.C. The
young woman said she was on a
cultural exchange program and had
arrived in Bolivia two weeks ago.
"We're leaving as soon as possible,"
she said.
A U.S. teacher who asked that her
name not be used said she heard on
television that "any foreigner who does
not report Monday will face ap-

propriate action."
"There is a lot of shooting every
night, but we cannot find out whether
anyone is hurt. I have a friend in the
Red Cross and she says no bodies have
appeared," the woman said.
INTERIOR MINISTER Col. Luis
Gomez said foreigners were being
reigstered "because we have reports
many are here illegally. We believe
some of them may be extremists."
Archbishop Jorge Manrique said two
priests were taken prisoner in one
neighborhood after they protested the
summary executions of three youths
accused of being terrorists.

Free Press, drivers
reach tempo rary acet
DETROIT (UPI) - The Detroit Free outa product until Friday."
Press and 520 striking truck drivers and ELAWRENCE BERRY, assistant
circulation workers reached tentative regional director of the Federal
agreement yesterday on a new con- Mediation and Conciliation Service,
tract, but a spokesman said the said the tentative agreement was
newspaper likely will not resume reached after four hours of bargaining
regular publication until Friday. yesterday.
The tentative pact between the Free "It's my understanding that the union
Press and the Teamsters Union was is going to recommend it" for
reached at 2:30 p.m. A ratification vote ratification by Teamster members,
was scheduled for 11a.m. Wednesday. Berry said.
"WE HAVE A tentative agreement Details of the tentative pact were not
right now," said William Louwers, immediately known but bargainers
Free Press vice president for employee said it was basically unchanged from
relations. an offer made by the newspaper late
Louwers said Teamsters, who walked last week.
off the job July 12, will not return to "IF THEY came up with what the
work until the pact is ratified. Picket people wanted, they'll go back," one
lines outside the newspaper will remain Teamster said as two of his co-workers
up until just prior to Wednesday's vote, walked a picket line in front of the Free
he said. Press building. "If they didn't, then
"We won't be able to put out a paper they won't."
even if they did come back," he said. Free Press Executive Editor David
"We probably would not be able to put See FREE PRESS, Page 7

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