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   Anderson Daily Bulletin (Newspaper) - March 16, 1978, Anderson, Indiana                                 Index pages  Comics ..............26  Deaths............... 3  Editorials............ 4  Entertainment........24  Family emphasis .... 7-10  Leisure.............. 5  Sports............i 7_20  What's where.........16  Twentieth  Thirtieth  If you’ve been Finger taught that Fortieth counting on your Finger fingers is bad, check out the revolutionary concept on Page 27.  Finger  Second  Summer theatre auditions to begin  See Page 6  Weather  Mostly cloudy and cold tonight. Low in the low 20s. Partly cloudy and cold Friday. High in the mid 30s. Yesterday's high, 36, overnight low, 31. (Map on page 16.)  Itati:  Thursday, March 16, 1978 Vol. 93 No. 308 Anderson, Indiana Price Fifteen Cents  New pact heading for coalf ields  Chicken shipment sidetracked  Grvfi White  Much of the 12,000 pounds of chicken thrown from an overturned truck at Alliance Road and the Ind. 109 Bypass Wednesday morning was condemned by the Madison County Board of Health. The processed chicken, cut up and packed in ice, was  being transported by Jesse W. Richmond, Cincinnati, Ohio, for Country Fried Foods of Cincinnati. The truck slid into a side ditch and turned over about 10:40 a.m. when it moved to the side of the road for an oncoming car, police report.  Israeli jets on attack again  TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli warplanes swooped into southern Lebanon again today aiming to knock out Palestinian artillery firing on Christian villages in Israel’s new security strip.  The jet fighters roared across Israel’s northern border as the guerrilla shells crashed around roads leading to Marjayoun and Kleia, Lebanese communities held by Israel just beyond the frontier.  The Palestinians said the war-  planes were striking hilltop positions from which the guerrillas were harassing the Israeli invaders, and that one plane was shot down and fell on the Israeli side of the border.  Israeli troops were digging into positions across southern Lebanon, and the Israeli government said they would stay there until it got dependable guarantees the guerrillas would be barred from the zone.  Inside Israel, miles from the fighting, police warned citizens to be on the alert for a terrorist attack to avenge Israel’s expulsion of the Palestinians from a strip of land six miles deep and 60 miles along the frontier from the Mediterranean to the Syrian border below Mount Hermon.  At least seven guerrilla strongholds were reported taken.  The Palestinian command in Beirut estimated the invasion force  included 25,000 soldiers, but Israel said its casualties totaled only 11 killed and 57 wounded in the operation that began shortly after midnight Tuesday and routed most of the Palestinians in 18 hours.  Military sources estimated that at least 100 guerrillas were killed in the first 24 hours. Sources in Beirut said more than 50 others, many of them civilians, were killed by air attacks that ranged as far north as Palestinian refugee camps on the  Taylor  declared  eligible  Anderson High School basketball player Jeff Taylor is now eligible to play basketball once again, Anderson school board attorney David Gotshall announced at 11:30 this morning.  Reading from a prepared statement, Gotshall said, “The decision in this case has the approval of the principal, the superintendent and the school board.”  The rest of Gotshall’s statement is as follows:  “On Feb. 23, 1978, Jeff left school and went home. Jeff claimed that he was ill, but failed to bring written verification of the illness from his parents, as required by school board policy.  “Jeff was given an unexcused  absence, whereby he is not to be permitted to make up the work missed during the period of absence. Near the end of the six-weeks grading period, one of Jeff’s teachers permitted Jeff to make up the work missed during the period in question. Jeff’s performance on that test was sufficient to give him a D in the course, and the six-weeks grade initially recorded by the teacher on March 3, 1978, was a D.  “The teacher then reconsidered and decided it was improper to permit Jeff to make up work for an unexcused absence and decided to disallow it. This then changed the grade from a D to an F.  “The teacher informed the  school administration of his decision on March 9, 1978. This then made Jeff ineligible under the rules of the IHSAA (Indiana High School Athletic Association).  "Upon further investigation, the school corporation is now convinced that Jeff was sick on Feb. 23, 1978, and Jeff’s parents have now provided the necessary verification.  “The school corporation is therefore changing the absence from unexcused to excused. Under the circumstances, the teacher is therefore willing to restore the grade of D for the six weeks.  “This action makes Jeff Taylor eligible for interscholastic athletics.”  By OWEN ULLMANN Associated Press Writer  WASHINGTON (AP) — A proposed contract, sweetened by bargainers and narrowly approved by the United Mine Workers’ leadership, is heading to the coalfields, where it faces uncertain chances of ending the miners’ 101-day-old strike.  The union’s bargaining council endorsed the tentative agreement by an unexpectedly close vote of 22-17 on Wednesday, and some council members later expressed concern that the 160,000 striking miners again would vote for rejection.  Despite key industry concessions concerning health benefits and anti-wildcat strike provisions, the new settlement won less support from the council than an earlier contract that was soundly defeated by the rebellious rank-and-file.  Before the vote, several dozen striking miners picketed UMW headquarters in Washington to protest the agreement. The protest forced the bargaining council to abruptly move its meeting to the Labor Department.  The tentative agreement is the third reached between union and coal industry bargainers since the strike began on Dec. 6. The bargaining council rejected the first; the rank-and-file members turned down the second.  The members are scheduled to vote on the new accord a week from Friday.  “I don’t think it will pass my district,” said Joseph Phipps, president of District 19 in Kentucky. “It’s a better contract, but it still doesn’t satisfy what the members wanted.”  The principal objection to the new agreement, said Phipps and other council members, is the provision calling for company-run health insurance plans instead of the existing independent fund set up 28 years ago for UMW members and their families.  In addition, the proposed contract would require miners to pay for some health care benefits that they had been receiving at no cost under the expired 1974 contract. However, the maximum payments are several hundred dollars less than proposed under the pact rejected by the rank-and-file.  “We want the medical benefits like they were in 1974,” said Floyd Lamb, a council member from District 6 in Ohio.  Asked about the chances for ratification, he said: “I’m not very optimistic. ... I think it will have tough sledding.”  UMW President Arnold Miller, who said before the council’s vote that he “just couldn’t imagine the rank-and-file turning it down this time,” left immediately after the meeting and was unavailable for comment.  Phipps said the council’s vote was narrower because “we knew this time what our people wanted,” and because some union leaders felt less enthusiastic about the contract following the membership’s rejection.  While the close vote was not an encouraging sign for the proposed contract, Lamb said it would not assure another rejection by the rank and file.  “I don’t think it will have much impact in the fields,” said Lamb. “Our people are independent voters.”  Ingalls comes alive at Town Meeting  Community concerns identified  By BARB ALBERT Bulletin Staff Writer  INGALLS — Senior citizens, young couples with toddlers, high school boys and girls and residents of almost every age in between came out in full force last night in this small, quiet Madison County community.  But they weren't mad about some problem or disturbed about a utility rate hike. They came together to think, discuss and come up with ideas to help their community grow and prosper.  About 50 of Ingalls’ 1,500 residents attended a “Town Meeting”—one of 4,000 similar meetings taking place in communities across the country. Hie Institute of Cultural Affairs, a not-for-profit research, demonstration and international training organization, developed the |Town Meeting project four years ago.  The American Revolution Bicentennial Administration  adopted the idea, and now Town Meetings are being scheduled in every United States county. Trained volunteer community leaders demonstrate to the townspeople how to effectively bring together a diverse group to identify and tackle community concerns.  Ingalls residents first, voiced what they liked about their community—park, school, summer parades,' fire truck, water system, and the friendliness and generosity of the people.  But the list of needs was just as long — grocery store, doctor, dentist, skating rink, sidewalks, new industry, day care center, recreation and senior citizens’ center, and more participation in the town board.  The townspeople also want to save the Ingalls elementary school to avoid busing the children to another new school; to urge residents to clean up their lawns and homes, and to  encourage more church participation.  After identifying their concerns, they thought of proposals to accomplish their ideas. These proposals ranged from fining people for messy yards to starting a community newsletter.  Other proposals were attracting new businesses and residents to Ingalls, using the school building (if vacated) for a recreation or senior citizens’ center, establishing a rotational town board advisory committee, and sponsoring a “slave day” for children to help elderly and others clean up their homes.  Ingalls citizens recognized many of their needs were due to a lack of organization, interest and participation in the community, and a reluctance to initiate new projects or raise the tax rate.  After three hours of work, some thought the meeting was beneficial, while others didn’t ! think anything would come of it.  Grace Grimes, a “regular” at town board meetings, said, “This meeting is a good idea. I see lots of new faces here who don’t come to town board meetings. I hope something comes of this.”  Others were more pessimistic. Phillip Free Jr., town board president, and another board member said they would be surprised if anything resulted from this meeting. Free said, “There are some new faces, but these are mostly the complainers.”  Kip May, one of the volunteer facilitators, said other communities have decided to meet more often, establish a newspaper or sponsor an annual festival as a result of Town Meetings.  He explained that the Town Meetings were initiated because “local people are becoming increasingly aware no one is going to deal with their concerns for them.”  Greg,White  Car-train crash victims fair  A 47-year-old Anderson woman and her daughter remain in fair condition in St. John’s Hospital after their car was struck by a train Wednesday night on the Ind. 109 Bypass, 300 feet south of Mounds Road. Jean Johnson, 2016 E. 10th St., suffered fractured ribs, a puncture wound to the right leg and cuts. Her daughter Debbie, 14, suffered a laceration to the scalp and cuts. The car was pushed 1,000 feet west of the highway by the impact of the train in the 8:56 p.m. accident. The train engineer, Leo Russell, 57, Brownsburg, reported there were no crossing guards at the intersection and signal lights were not working, but he sounded his whistle.   

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