Daily Chronicle, The (Newspaper) - November 25, 1974, Centralia, Washington Hijackers abandoned threats 1, TuniS 13 Tl Tunisia Tunisian officials today arrested four Palestinian hijackers who abandoned their threat to blow up a British airliner and its three crew members in return for a promise of The four left the plane with seven other terrorists who had been flown to Tunis from Egypt and Ihe Netherlands as ransom for the its and more than 40 The guerrillas used as shields the three flight crew the last of the left the They later turned them over unharmed to Asked under what conditions the government arrested the hijackers after promising Foreign Minister Habib Chatti said his government had only accepted the was no even less any written conditions or a com- It was not clear what would happen to the seven ransomed are in a safe Chatti decision on what to do with them will be taken later in consultation with the other Arab governments and the Palestine He said it was premature to say whether the hijackers would be placed on trial for murdering a German passenger on Chatti paid a special tribute to the role played in the tense negotiations by Salah reputed leader of the Black September terrorist group and second in command of the Al Fatah was sent to Tunis on Friday bv PLO leader Yasir Arafat to help with He said the men were in a suicidal mood when they discovered that no Arab country would give them sanctuary we were concerned with saving the Jives of the three British crew members and also of the seven Palestinian whom we also regarded as hostages from the moment they were handed Chatti The the seven Palestinians and the Britons evacuated the plane without Explosives experts then examined the jet and made certain that no active explosives had been left on the The grant of asylum was the major concession to the On Egypt few to Tunis five Palestinians being held in The Dutch government flew in two others The remaining with the exception of three crew were then released in exchange for the seven Earlier the Tunisian government said the members of an extremist splinter group that opposes the Palestine Liberation made two that they not be handed over U.S. President Gerald Ford end Soviet Party Chief Leonid Brezhnev sign the joint Signing oil que at the conclusion of two-day meeting near Vladivostok AP Wirephoto Summit meeting Significant agreement reached WASHINGTON President Ford will disclose to congressional leaders Tuesday the terms of a tentative agreement reached with Soviet leaders to limit the numbers of all offensive strategic nuclear weapons and delivery vehicles through 1985, a White House Press secretary Ron who earlier termed the break-through during Ford's East trip as of the most significant agreements since World War said Ford would meet with the leaders of both They will include the chairmen and ranking minority members of the House and Senate Ar- med Services the Foreign Relations and Foreign Affairs Com- and appropriations at regular briefing that Ford does not plan to address the nation on the as had been Asked whether the details would be made available to the public Nessen be a The agreement in principle between the President and Soviet Leader Leonid I. Brezhnev in Vladivostok placed a numerical limit on U.S. and Soviet in- as well as missiles carrying multiple independently targeted It also would place restrictions on bombers for the first Ford was said be awaiting a written Soviet statement detailing the exact terms of the verbal agreement before announcing the numbers of warheads and missile systems But Nessen said those figures would be relayed to the congressional leaders at the White House meeting Tuesday Nessen also announced that Ford would sign a billion mass transit Tuesday which provides the first operating subsidies for transit And the press secretary Budget Director Roy Ash would disclose a new round of executive cuts in the fiscal 1975 Ethiopia's police on full alert after execution of officials ADDIS Ethiopia Ethiopia's military rulers put the country's armed forces and police on full alert today after the execution of 60 aristocrats and former There was no unusual deployment of troops on the st reels of Add is Abab Those executed included members of the deposed royal family and the general who led the overthrow of former Em- peror Residents of the capital expressed shock at the speed and extent of the violent removal of so prominent but there was no evidence of Radio Ethiopia announced the executions early then resumed normal there were only a. few pedestrians and motorists on the streets of the The at midnight were ordered by the 120-member military now headed by 36-year- old Maj. Mengistu Haile a The council called the executions act of against persons who had sought to disrupt the country's popular abuse authority or enrich themselves while this East African nation of 2J million was racked by fa mine and The executed included Gen. Aman M. chairman of the council since it took over from the 82-year-old emperor two months There was no word on the fate of Selassie Selassie's Crown Prince 58, designated by the leaders as a future ceremonial king of refused He has lived in Geneva since suffering a stroke last Aman was relieved of his post just hours before he was A moderate who frequently clashed with council radicals over the pace and scope of Aman was accused of acting and trying to sow discord between the armed forces and the Machine-gun fire was heard near Aman's home as the radio announced his Other victims included two members of the military two former prime Habte Wold and most of the cabinet ministers in ad- 18generals: and a former navy Rear Adm. Alexander who was the em- Forest to yield Yule trees For the traditionalists who like to go out and chop down their own Christmas the Gifford Pinchot National Forest will once again be selling Christmas tree culling Trees will be available through all district headquarters with the purchase of a SI The Packwood Ranger District plans to issue permits this Now on the permits be available through Dec. 24. Office hours at Packwood are from a.m. to p.m. Beginning the weekend of Nov. 30-Dcc. 1 and continuing through the weekend of Dec. 14-15, permits can be obtained at the ranger station or from Forest Service personnel at the junction of Forest Roads 152 and 158 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Douglas noble Pacific silver white pine and lodgepole pine will be depending on snow Cutting will be allowed except where Some Douglas western red cedar and white pine boughs and a variety of cones are available in the Packwood permit is required for gathering cones or The Handle Ranger District will sell 200pcrmilsbeginning Dec. 2. Permits will be available weekdays from a.m. until p.m. at the Ranger office in During the weekends of Dec. 1-8 and Dec. 14-15, permits will be available from Forest personnel in the cutting area of Iron Creek drainage along Forest vice Road 125. No permits will be sold at the ranger station office on Douglas fir and noble fir trees are available in the Randle cutting Families looking for Christmas trees on National Forest land should nol ex- to find a tree that looks like the commercial trees that come from Christmas tree Trees on forest lands are not pruned and They generally not be as and one side usually has a flat Many of these deficiencies can be taken care of by pruning after the is taken Christmas tree hunters should not cut lops out of should not cut more than one- tree per permit and should not cut trees next to the PLO and that they be granted total Virtually every Arab country refused the requests for The the main Palestinian vowed it would go after them and not the Palestinian bear the responsibility and for their according to the PLO news agency The five guerrillas released from Cairo firebombed a Pan American jet in Rome last killing more than 30 The two flown in from Holland were serving fiveyear sentences for destroying a British Airways jet at Amsterdam's airport in Freed hostages reported that the hijackers had submachine guns None said he had been but the hijackers on Saturday fatally shot West German banker Werner Gustav Kehl in Ihe back of the neck as they held him in the doorway of the Today in the News TWO SENTENCED Turning aside arguments from prosecutors defense a panel sentenced two figures in the kickback case of former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew to jail terms today in Md. Allen I. former consulting was sentenced to a year's term and fine by U.S. District Court Judge Herbert F. VATICAN TAKES STAND In its strongest declaration on abortion in recent the Vatican declared today that nothing could justify even risk to the mother's life or the possibility of an abnormal under any may abortion be resorted either by a family or by a political as a legitimate means of regulating said the Vatican Congregation for the of the AGNEW GUARANTEED The judge who fined former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew and placed him on three years probation says it was more important to get Agnew out of office than into Former U S District Court Judge Walter E. Hoffman said Agnew escaped a jail term because he refused to plead no contest to a lax evasion charge unless he was teed not going to ATTACKS PLANNED London police scoured public buildings today after Scotland Yard said it had reports that Ulster secessionists planned bombing attacks to coincide with the announcement of tough new measures against Six Irishmen accused of the fatal bomb attack in Birmingham were led court through a furious crowd shouting Irish and other The six were returned to jail to await a hearing HEALTH CARE EXPANDED The Senate passed a today to provide an expanded health care program for American Indians at an authorized year cost of The approved without now goes to the It provides for training In- dian professionals and other increases in health-care construction of hospitals and other and im- provement water supplies and waste disposal CASE RESTED The prosecution today rested its case against the five defendants in the Watergate Planners overruled Following a public discussion of a proposed mobile home subdivision on the Lewis County commissioners Monday morning overruled the Lewis County Planning p Commission recommendation to deny the application for the AJI official public hearing on the matter was then jet for Dec. 9 at which time the county heads will taie action on Ihe proposed Rolling Hills Mobile Estates Before this action was the county commissioners determined they had sufficient facts on hand to make a negative declaration for an en- In the facts that w ere it was believed the proposed development would have little or no impact on the utilities and A drainage problem was seen in that it was believed most of Ihe runoff would run onto the adjacent of Bob who operates a 440-acre Hamlet Lewis County com- expressed concern about the property owner of the proposed sub- division tract and what legal authority the county had to deny him the right to d e hi s John son of Bob said he believed an environmental impact statement would be necessary because of any unanswered questions concerning the proposed A fakes office by the BuJ AU M 63. Monday morning as district Alien was employ d m 1941 his retirement this year cs manager of HC Monday was the lost day for r u Md fn Ms George H. Blomdahl Fund needed by countries WASHINGTON Secretary William E. Simon said today a proposed billion international lending fund is needed as a back-up to strengthen the financial security of countries hard hit by soaring oil import Simon told the congressional Joint Economic Committee that a reduction in oil prices would do most to reduce the dangers thrust on the world economy in the last year by the import in- But he said the oil producing nations are not yet inclined to reduce prices and major consuming countries have no option but to join together to set market conditions to cope with the Without such a financial safety net proposed by Simon and Secretary of State Henry A. Simon oil consuming nations would either have to their economic activity to the detriment of the world economy or be tempted to talte aggressive action to protect their self Simon said the fund should be large enough to do the job envisioned and he said the United States should contribute between 23 and 30 per cent of the Previous figures have estimated the U.S. share would be 58 billion of a total Rep. Henry S. man of the House subcommittee on in- said he wanted to know why the fund was so how the United States will raise its share and what will be done to require nations receiving the loans to curb their oil import Reuss said in a statement he also wanted to know if the proposal would go into effect before Congress approved U.S. participation in the planned In- Energy which was launched in Paris Nov. 18. Further concessions won in proposed new contract WASHINGTON united Mine Workers with some help from the Ford have won further concessions from the coal in- dustry in a proposed new President Arnold Miller must now sell the new package to his 3S- member bargaining which balked at an earlier The council must approve any agreement before it can be submitted to the union's who went on strike Nov. 12. Union and officials declined to discuss details of the new package hammered out Sunday A union spokesman said its contents would not be released until after the bargaining council on Tuesday at the Treasury Secretary William E. who played a role in negotiating the called it improved The original proposal announced Nov. 13 contained wage and benefit increases of about 50 per cent over the three-year But council members told to reopen and seek major including wage increases higher than the 9 per cent proposed for the first In a joint statement Sunday Miller and chief industry negotiator Guy Farmer said both sides had in on improvements in the contract intend to devote Monday to the task of finalizing contract language so that a complete and final document can be presented for the ratification process without Christmas concert near Dress rehearsal for the annual Christmas sponsored by the Lewis County will this The according to Art Williams and Richard will be Dec. 8. Seven Sunday afternoon rehearsals with the chorus have already been This year's concert will feature two choral Song of as performed by Fred and a Christmas cantata written and composed by Richard and Roslyn Bartel of The directors also announced that Debbie Kathy Eugene Linda Dan Jody Laraine Valerie Horst and Glenn all of Ihe county have in- solo parts throughout the choral Narrators will be Eldon and Ron The brass ensemble will be directed by Ron Linda Smith will be Margaret Burchett will play the organ and Steve the Two performances will take place School and the evening concert at p.m. at West High SHOWERS A few showers with periods of Increasing chance of rain Highs 45-55. lows 35-45 Southwesterly winds 15-25 Complete weather on page 18.