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   Muscatine Journal (Newspaper) - August 23, 1976, Muscatine, Iowa                                I Egyptian paratroopers overpower airliner hijackers By HARRY DUNPHY Associated Press writer CAIRO Egyptian paratroopers overpowered several Arab hijackers holding more than 90 hostages aboard an Egyptian airliner at Luxor capturing the gunmen and freeing all the hostages without any injuries the Interior Ministry said today Egyptian officials said six paratroopers disguised as mechanics entered the plane overpowered two hijackers and a third gave up The of ficials here had said earlier that there were seven gunmen five Libyans and two Algerians and that paratroopers stormed the plane The hijackers had been demanding the release of five persons jailed in Egypt and enough fuel to fly to Libya the sources said The hijackers five Libyans and two Algerians according to Interior Ministry sources at Luxor Arport negotiated in sweltering 100degreeplus heat with officials led by Prime Minister Mam douh Salem The gunmen were also demanding the release of five persons jailed in Egypt in connection with two assassination attempts the sources said The hijackers claim to be members of a new organization called the Abdel Nasser Movement named after the late Egyptian president The gunmen commandeered the Egyptair plane after it took off from from Cairo for Luxor 448 miles to the south semiofficial Middle East News Agency reported the hijackers ordered the pilot to fly to Benghazi in neighboring Libya The report said the pilot told the gunmen he didnt have enough fuel and the plane landed at Luxor Security forces immediately surrounded the craft and Salem flew to Luxor to take charge of the negotiations Annlnterior Ministry communique said 96 passengers were listed on the planesmanifest including the hijackers and the Boeing 737 had a crew of five Fourteen of the passengers were Arabs the airline said and most of the others were French and Japanese tourists An official at the New Winter Palace Hotel in Luxor told The Associated Press by telephone that the hotel had sent lunch and drinks for 100 persons on request of officials at the airport He said tourists scheduled to leave Luxor had been told to stay away from the airport and passengers already at the field were ordered back to hotels Egyptian officials reportedly believed the hijackers had been trained and hired by the Libyan government Libyan President Moammar Khadafy is Egyp tian President Anwar Sadats main Arab enemy and relations between the two countries are poor Egypt has accused Khadafy of directing a wave of terrorist attacks in Egypt in recent months The Libyan leader has denied the charges OURNAL Muscaline Iowa 52761 Aug 23 1976 Established 1840 No 193 16 pages 15 cents Midway heads for Korea SEOUL South Korea AP The US aircraft carrier Midway and four escorting warships were reported ap proaching Korean waterstoday to reinforce the American warning to North Korea against attacks on US forces The US Command refused to divulge the exact whereabouts of the Navy task force But it was spotted by a Japanese pilot who estimated it would be close to the southern coast of Korea early today M The pilot said a Soviet cargo ship was shadowing the carrier A North Korean broadcast said the dispatch of the naval force to Korean waters brought the situation closer to the brink of war But the 151milelong demilitarized rone between North and South Korea was reported quiet as it has been since the slaying last Wednesday of two American Army oficers by North Korean guards in the Panmunjom trace village Thousands of South Korean workers assembled for rallies today denouncing North Korea for the attack on a United Nations Command working party that was pruning a tree in the joint security zone at Panmunjom The workers shouted Down with murdergangster Kim Ilsung the North Korean president Clubs for mad dog and similar slogans 9 M J v AP Photofax AntiNorth Korean rally South Korean workers stage rally in Seoul Monday condemning North Korea for the attack on a United Nations Command working party that was pruning a tree in the joint security at Panmunjom Two US Army officers were slain in the attack Some of the placards call on North Korea to give up war provocation Another reads a mad dog deserves sticks Three Chilean flamingos at Weed Park zoo missing American companion By JOE KONZ Staff writer Three Chilean flamingos at the Weed Park Zoo are without an American companion today Officials at Weed Park Zoo are certain the zoos only American flamingo was stolen from its pen Satur day night Theres no other explanation said zookeeper Larry Borwerk It was too windy for them to fly out and theyve never flown away before Zoo officials have ruled out the possibility of preditors dragging away the pink flamingo because there was no sign of a scrape or struggle Stan Buckley zoo foreman reported Weather Mostly clear through Tuesday Low tonight in the mid 60s and the high Tuesday in the low to mid 80s The high Sunday at lock and Dam 16 was 91 and the low 61 There was no precipitation in the past 24 hours The Mississippi River level at the locks Uilwater this morning was 280 the Muscatine gauge 488 the flamingo valued at about J500 missing to police Sunday afternoon after waiting out the morning until he was certain the colorful bird wasnt just staying back in the pen We knew all four flamingos were in the pen Saturday Borwerk said Sunday morning we noticed it was missing but we thought maybe it was in the shed Then we checked the shed Sunday afternoon and saw it gone Of the zoos four flamingos the missing American flamingo has been the longest resident of the zoo Borwerk said the bird has been at Weed Park off and on for about 12 years The American flamingo a bird which is only found in the Florida Keys area came to Muscatine with former zoo director John Flinchpaugh in 1964 Buckley said Flinchpaugh took the flamingo with him when he assumed a directorship at the Niabi Zoo in Motine 111 but brought it back to the Muscatine Zoo when he returned in 1970 Buckley said Fllnchbaugh sold the flamingo to the zoo when he retired and left the Muscatine area last fall The zoos three Chilean flamingos came to Weed Park at various intervals after the American birds arrival Borwerk said Did the thief realize that he was taking the only American flamingo Its possible Borwerk said Buckley speculated the thief probably was aware of what he was taking the pinkish color of the American flamingo is a bit brighter and more distinctive than the Chilean flamingo whose color appears more faded Buckley warned that if the flamingo is not fed the proper food its going to die Weed Park zookeepers have been feeding the flamingos a special mixture made in California Buckley said If someone did this for a prank we want them to know this he said If the thief wanted to sip into the park some night and return the flamingo wed sure appreciate it he said Zoo officials have no leads to the theft We contacted zoos in the neighboring area in case someone tries to peddle an American flamingo Borwerk said I President Chung Hee Parks DemocraticRepublican party and op position parties issued statements calling on the government to take strongest possible measures against Communist provocations The United States and South Korea both rejected a message from North Korea which said the clash last Wednesday was regretful We do not find this message to be acceptable since it does not acknowledge responsibility for the deliberate and pre meditated murders of the two UN Command officers said State Depart ment spokesman John Ordway in Washington A Korean official commented The North Koreans did not express even condolences over the officers slain nor did we find any sense of remorse in their statement The South Korean Foreign Ministry said the message was delivered orally at a meeting Saturday afPanmunjom English test said It was a good thing that no big incident occurred at Panmunjom for a long period However it is regretful that an incident occurred in the joint security area Panmunjom this time An effort must be made so that such incidents may not recur in the future For this purpose both sides should make efforts We urge your side to prevent the provocation Our side will never provoke first but take selfdefense measures only when provocation occurs This is our consistent stand Schools in Dallas expect quiet start By The Associated Press School officials in Dallas were looking for a peaceful opening of public schools after an advertising campaign to win acceptance of a new desegregation plan calling for the busing of about 18000 pupils Meanwhile in the small Arkansas town of Eudora school officials were promising discipline to prevent a repeat of the racial violence that closed their classrooms last spring Both school systems opened the school year today Most of the more than 40 million children attending the nations elementary and secondary schools will not return until after Labor Day The Dallas desegregation plan called for the busing of about 18006 pupils In grades 4 through 8 to schools outside their neighborhoods Nearly 16MO others ire transferlng voluntarily to magnet schools with special curricula designed to make them more attractive School officials said they expected no violence after an advertising campaign that urged acceptance of the plan and support for the public school system But they took precautions anyway Its just like being prepared for war said school district security director Bennie Kelley You stay prepared even if you dont think anything Is going to happen AP Comforted by family Mrs Julianne Reiner Barrett wearing dark skirt widow of slain Army officer U Mark Barrett is comforted by family as she watches her husbands casket taken from a plane at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport Sunday Lt Barrett was one of two officers killed last Wednesday by North Koreans at Panmunjom Funeral service for Barrett is scheduled for Tuesday in Columbia SC Former general says Kissinger had rewrite By FRED S HOFFMAN AP Military writer WASHINGTON Lt Gen Daniel 0 Graham retired military intelligence chief says analysts rewrote an estimate of Soviet progress in missile warhead deveiopment after Henry Kissinger disagreed with their original con clusions I was employed at CIA when one fully coordinated National Intelligence Estimate on Soviet strategic attack systems was returned for rewrite by Dr Kissinger because he disagreed with certain conclusions Graham said It was rewritten Graham said Kissinger then head of the National Security Council wanted the estimate to indicate Russian progress toward achieving multiple independently targetable warheads The estimate was changed In his direction Graham said He recalled that the incident occurred in late 1969 or early 1970 when the Nixon administration was working toward an agreement with the Soviet Union on limiting strategic nuclear weapons The general who retired last January as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency suggested that Kissinger wanted a more ominous intelligence es timate to support arguments that such an agreement was imperative to curb Soviet missile gains An associate of Kissinger said Grahams version of the incident was overdrawn and not quite a fair representation of what happened I dont believe that Kissinger sent the National Intelligence Estimate back to get a different conclusion the Kissinger associate said He probably told them to look at the NIE again and consider all possible interpretations of the evidence There was a fair amount of debate in Washington at the time about the Rus sian S3 missile and whether they were MIRVing it I would seriously doubt that Kissinger would tell the technicians what to conclude To my knowledge he has never done that The CIA was given an opportunity to China hit by quake again MANILA The Philippines AP A severe earthquake was reported in central China today and a mild aftershock was felt in the southern Philippines Japanese seismologists reported a quake measuring 73 on the Richler Scale in the central Chinese province of Szechuan in a mountainous sparsely populated area that has been hit by several tremors In the past few days As usual there was no word of the quake from Hsinhua the official Chinese news agency comment but did not do so Graham mentioned the incident briefly and without detail in an article in Strategic Review journal of the privately financed United States Strategic Institute He elaborated in an interview The United States and Russia completed their first SALT agreement in 1972 but it placed no limits on MIRV warheads In 1973 the Pentagon announced officially that the Russians had successfully tested MIRVarmed missiles FRS looks to new rules on credit By LOUISE COOK Associated Preii writer 5 The Federal Reserve System is considering new rules to implement Saws prohibiting bankers merchants and others from denying credit solely because of age race color religion national origin or receipt of welfare benefits A key section of the rules is designed to prevent discrimination against the elderly Such discrimination was banned by Congress earlier this year when it amended the Equal Credit Opportunity Act Supporters of the legislation said that elderly people who grew up before the advent of the chargeit society and are used to paying cash often are rejected when they do apply for credit late in life The Equal Credit Opportunity Act itself banned discrimination based on sex or marital status and Federal Reserve regulations implementing those provisions took effect last October The cost of living must up   

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