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   Montana Standard (Newspaper) - April 18, 1976, Butte, Montana                                Page 15 Father Sladkh inspires Inside Sunday Clouds on 2 weather Buffe vital 13 Game wardens 4 Beaverhead 22 Schmidt's 4 8 Argenfa 23 Television 10 Witchcraft 24 Page 16 Beaver Dam School beams Burte-Anaconda, Montana, 100th 323 1876-1976 ontana Standard Good Morning, It's Sunday, April 187 1976 25 cents World pauses for Easter observances By The Associated Press Pilgrims and Roman Catholic Friars kept solemn vigil In Jerusalem at the revered site of Christ's burial as Christians around the world observed a quiet Holy Saturday In preparation for Joyful Easter services com- memorating Jesus' rising from the dead. Easter pageantry climaxes in the Holy Land on Sunday, when the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Msgr. Glacomo Giuseppe BeltrltU, celebrates a pontifical Resurrection Mass at dawn in the Church of the Holy Sepulcber. Pope Paul VI said Mass as tens of thousands of worship- pers held candles In St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican on Sat- urday evening, traditionally a quiet time in Holy Week. In Cincinnati, Roman Catho- lic Archbishop Joseph L. Ber- nardin, deciding to honor a picket line of striking National Broadcasting Co. technicians, canceled a planned Easter Mass telecast. NBC sauT the' broadcast of the Mass was canceled because the strike did not permit a live television broadcast from the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. The telecast will carry a re- peat of a religious film Instead, NBC in New York said. The archbishop's sermon, however, will not go to waste. He will give it at St. Peter-In- Chalns Cathedral in Cincinnati Sunday where he will be the principal celebrant and preacher for the Mass. Thousands were expected to attend Easter Sunrise Services Gun control biff backfires on sponsors in Congress WASHINGTON The House Judiciary Committee revived and sent to the floor a gun control measure this past week, but the Im- pact of its provisions on the proliferation of guns and Its viability in Congress are being questioned. The bill, a compromise of a compromise of a compromise, would ban the future manufacture of cheap, concealable han- dguns, sometimes called Saturday night specials, but not the possession or sale of the existing supply. While the measure is the first to come to the Door of the House since 196t, the changes made to get it there have lost it the support of the people who worked hardest for new legislation this year. "It's useless and does damage to the said a spokesman for Hep. Michael Harrington, D-Mass., who has said he will oppose the bill. Harrington introduced legislation to ban the manufacture, sale and possession of all handguns. The proponents of strict gun control are worried that a bill as weak as the one reported by the Judiciary Committee will Mil all effort at handgun legislating for years to come. They point to the fact that this bin, an amendment to the 1968 act, took eight years to bring to the floor. Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., and chairman of the committee's subcommittee on crime, spent more than a year gathering information through hearings held in Washington and in cities all over the country. After that effort, Conyers introduced a bill earlier this year to ban handguns which was defeated in subcommittee. The bill that was eventually voted on in the full committee would have banned all "concealable" han- dguns, would have set up a national tracing center for handguns and would have raised license fees from the current price of 110 to decrease the number of some dealers, about of whom are large suppliers of firearms. The bill that finally pawed banned the manufacture of Saturday night specials, rather than concealable handguns, slightly increased license fees and made no reference to a national tracing center, which Rallsback complained could be used as a means of licensing firearms. The bill has a mandatory sentencing provision for persons convicted of committing crimes with guns. It also Units gun purchases to one gun within a 30-day period and requires a It-day waiting period to buying guns to give time for a police check of the purchaser. This law would b ecome effect ive 9 0 days after its passage. Whether such a bill can get through Congress so late in an election year is still an open question, although its first hurdle Is approval by the Rules Committee. Rose Alary Woods can have impounded 'things' atop Stone Mountain at Atlanta, with 20 ministers participating In two annual interdenominational services. It's a 1.3 mile walk up a trail to the top, but a skylift was available for those who didn't want to walk. In Grannis, Ark., 25 people have been waiting for the Sec- ond Coming of Christ for nearly seven months. This Easier they are faced with the possibility of losing the home they use as headquarters to the Farmers Home Administration, but a spokeswoman says they are not worried. "We feel God will provide for us, He always has. We may not be here to worry about it because He (Christ) may arrive at any she said. The Metropolitan Com- munity church to Los Angeles planned to hold Easter sunrise services for the gay com- munity in the "neon chapel" at the Los Angeles Fairgrounds. More traditional services were planned for Easter throughout the nation. Jewel heisf fops record PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) The daring robbery of a luxu- rious condominium complex netted thieves at least (5 mil- lion In Jewels and another million in cash and other valuables, making it the largest jewel heist In history, police said Saturday. "Our calculations are up around (4 million now and we've only accounted for about 60 per cent of the strong said detective Peter Laurell. "It will end up be- tween million and K million in jewels and about II million in other items." The Guinness Book of World Records lists UK greatest jewel robbery in history as occurring Nov. in Sierra Leone, when an armed gang stole dia- monds worth f4.2 million. A robbery at the Hotel Pierre in New York resulted In an es- timated million of loot, most of it Jewels, according to Guin- ness. Officers said, three gunmen WASHINGTON (AP) Wanted, by Rose Mary Woods: -Forty-eight tie tacks in the shape of a United States map and with the name "Nixon" in- scribed on each. bag containing about 250 golf tees inscribed' 'Reeled Dick Nixon." green-colored soap stone elephants, two In- ches high. The tie tacks, golf tees and elephants were among things Miss Woods left behind when she departed the White House along with her boss, Richard M. Nixon on Aug. They were packed up and impounded by court order when the still-unresolved fight over Nixon's papers and tapes began. Nowjiliss Woods wants them back. The U.S. Court of Appeals agreed, saying in an order last week that "at least a substan- tial number of the materials... are so plainly the personal and private property of appellee Woods and so lacking In historical or commemorative value or significance" that they ought to be returned. Lawyers for Miss Woods, the government, and outside par- ties Involved in the Nixon Brown leaves Standard for post at Missoulian Tom Brown, 28, operations manager of The Montana Standard, has been named general manager of the Missoulian, John Talbot, Missoulian publisher an- nounced Saturday. Brown succeeds James Wingate, MUsoulian general manager since 1971. Wingate has been named assistant to Lloyd Schermer, president of Lee Enterprises, Inc., Davenport, Iowa. The Missoulian and The Standard are divisions of Lee. Brown, whose appointment to the Missoulian staff Is ef- fective May 1, Joined The Standard as operations manager am. assistant to D. R. Campbell, publisher, in February 1974. Brown was swing editor in the newsroom of the Billings Gaiette from 1973 until he came to Butte. He Joined the Gazette staff as a reporter to 1970. He began his newspaper career at the Gazette-Tunes In CorvallisOre., to 1969. He then returned to Northwestern University In Evanston, 111., to get his master degree in BROWN Journalism before going to Billings. A Nampa, Idaho native, Brown graduated from high school to Madras, Ore., and from Oregon State University, Corvallts, In 1969. His wife, Carol, Is a teacher at West Junior High School. materials suit, got together and drew up a list of things she can have back, as soon as a district judge gives his okay. The inventory, describing items packed in 44 boxes, pro- vides a glimpse into what a presidential secretary collects and has close at hand. There is a copy of "The So- cial List of Washington, D.C-." for each year of his presidency, and "Summons of Greatness" published by friends of Nixon to September 1972. And also "Goodbye Mr. Richard Dougher- ty's book about Sen. George McGovern, Nixon's 1972 oppo- nent. And "White Knight, The Rise of Splro Agnew" by Jules Witcover. There are tapes by the doz- ens: Trida and Edward Cox's Rose Garden wedding, of a White House Christmas tree lighting ceremony; Nixon's In- auguration ceremonies In 1969 and one of the funeral of Dwight D. Eisenhower. In box 9W, according to the list, there are 25 books of matches embossed with a Nix- on-Agnew seal on one side and "the inaurgural ball, Jan. 20, 1969" on the other. And there are files, toward the end of the long list, that record the proceedings that led to Nixon's resign ation: Some of the Senate Watergate hearings, some of the publications of the House committee that recommended Nixon's impeachment. Finally, there Is a Supreme Court publication, "United States v. Richard M. Nixon." It was that decision that forced Nixon to give up the most damaging tape recording of all and, the presidency as well. overpowered two security guards and a switchboard operator, then looted safe- deposit boxes early Wednesday at the swank Palm Towers. The thieves then stole cash and checks from the building's of- fice, police said. No one was injured In the six- floor building complex where apartments cost between 000 and Hawkeye, yes indeed NEWYORK-tfyoucansee UUs "o" at a disla nee of 60 feet, you can rightfully claim the nickname of according to the findings of psychologists at Vanderbflt University. The psychologists studied the ability of a falcon to see tiny- objects from far away and found that to daylight Its vision was at least 2.6 times sharper than man's. The researchers suspect that the falcon's visual acuity resembles that of other hawks, whose eyes are similarly constructed and used to detect small preys from great distances. By the researchers' calculations, the falcon they studied an American kestrel could spot a ladybug on the sidewalk when perched atop an 18-story apartment building. The bird might be able to see it from even farther away if the insect were moving. The findings, by Dr. Robert Fox and graduate students Stephen Lehmkuhle and David Weslendorf, are described to Ihe April issue of the journal Science. KRISTINE O'NEILL, 7, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim O'Neill, 954 Caledonia, cap- tures 1he virtues of an old-fashioned Easter as she prepares to receive her first communion in Immaculate Conception Church today. In tune with the annual renewal, Southwest Montana Is expected to bright sunshine and warm breezes this day. (Staff photo by Walter Hlnlck) Healthy competition delivers blow to ailing postal service RIVERSIDE, Calif. In Chicago, high school youths employed by the People's Gas Co. are delivering more than 1.5 million utility bills yearly to customers. Two freight-hauling executives to this city, 60 miles past of Los Angeles, deliver the Wall Street Journal to southern California and parts of adjoining states and do it so well that the weekly news magazines are giving them their business, too. In Pittsburgh, Kan., a man who operates a carpet cleaning business has formed a company to deliver local letters, promising same-day service for anyone wtio (jets the mall to him in tiie morning. The postal service may take him to court for violating its monopoly, protected under law. In various ways, entrepreneurs are delivering packages, magazines, advertising circulars, messages and even letters to competition with the financially troubled U.S. Postal Service, which last year for the first time began to lose mail volume. The new competitors include newcomers to the business as well as proven old-timers, such as United Parcel Service, which is broadening its service areas and increasing profits. All of this is deeply troubling to the postal service. Postmaster Gen. Benjamin Bailar has said: "It is dear from recent ex perience that there is a lot of price elasticity to our business as rates go up, our volume declines." The lost volume is, in part, going to competitors across the street. Interviews by The New York Times around the nation in recent weeks indicate private competition has arisen because of dissatisfaction with the quality of service by the postal service and because, since January, higher postage rates have made private services economically competitive. Figures from last year showed that mail volume fell to every important classification of domestic mail except for magazines and newspapers, for which postage Is subsidized by Congress. And with Congress balking at ap- proving million to continue the subsidization of publications through 1978, publishers are scrambling to find alternate means of delivery. Edward Klees and Ronald Coble left a small electronics firm here six years ago to form a trucking company and were under way for only three months when they got an inquiry from a Wall Street Journal executive. "He asked If we could deliver copies of the Wall Street Journal to Los Angeles on the same day it was Coble said. "I said, sure." The young men quoted a price for the job and said they would also deliver to southern Nevada and Arizona. After several tests, the Increased mail fees in effect WASHINGTON (AP) The Postal Service's fees for special delivery, registered mail and other services increase on Sunday by up to 33 per cent. The special delivery charges go up from 60 cents to 80 cents, the minimum money order fee from 23 cents to 30 cents, the certified mall fee from 30 cents to 40 cents and the minimum registered mail charge from 95 cents to J1.25. Other increase] are from 2Q cents to 25 cents for insurance, 25 cents to 30 cents for special handling and 70 cents to 85 cents for collect-on-delivery (COD) malt. The increases had been announced previously by the Postal Service. service got under way in January 1972. The Wall Street Journal prints the newspapers here in one of its satellite plants, and then drops them by air or rail at distribution points In Los Angeles, Las Vegas, the Tuscon- Phoenix area and the Flagstaff- Prascott "t" Inland Carriers, the company formed by Klees and Coble, takes over from there. In November 1974, Inland took Readers Digest as a client, delivering cop ies at fi rst By this summer, the volume should Increase to Klees said, and to more than a year the summer of 1977. The newest clients are Time, News- week and U.S. News and World Report, with a volume of magazines and prospects of in- creasing this to as many as In the near future. "The business is not without its Klees said. Uke many other private deliverers, Inland Is 'unhappy that It cannot put magazines in home mailboxes, which under laws can be used only by the U.S. Postal Service. A bill Introduced by Sen. James Buckley, Conservative- Republican of New York, would allow al I delivery serri ces to use mailboxes. Peopl e'sGas of Chic ago pu I six boys in low-income neighborhoods to work seven years ago this month, delivering utility bills, but the purpose was not to save money. "We Just wanted to help youngsters and encourage them to stay In school at Ihe said Michael Reeves, director of customer service for the gas utility. However, the bookkeepers of People's noticed In 1974 that thr private force of delivery boys was paying i Is own way, and by last year it was calculated that the deliveries were being made et slightly more than nine cents per bill. First class postatc rates are now 15 cents an ounce.   

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