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   Sunday Freeman (Newspaper) - September 5, 1976, Kingston, New York                               r World ii? Brief Two Lebanese Cities Wracked by Fighting BEIRUT, Lebanon (UPI) Heavy rocket and mortar fire wracked Lebanon's two largest cities Saturday and fighting increased in the central mountains and around the southern port city of Sidon, where another Syr- ian push was expected. Casualties in Beirut, where rightists and leftists traded rocket fire in the commercial quarter, and in Tripoli, where shelling continued sporadically during the day, were estimated at more than 120 dead. Levi Wants Kelley To Stay FBI Chief WASHINGTON (UPI) Attorney General Edward Levi said Saturday Clarence M. Kelley should remain as FBI director but should reimburse the bureau for any questionable goods and services he received. "It is our view that Mr. Kelley should remain as director of the FBI and that he should reimburse the bureau as he has sought to do, for goods and services as to which there may be even the slightest Levi gaid. Prisons in State Return to Normalcy ALBANY (UPI) The state prison system returned to nearly normal con- ditions Saturday for the first time in almost two weeks, corrections officials said. A spokesman for the Correctional Sen-ices Department said an inmate strike at Great Meadow prison in the Washington County community of Comstcck had dwindled to 84 inmates out of a population of about 1.500. A week-long strike at Green Haven prison in Dutchess County, he said, ended Saturday. All other state pris- ons were reported operating normally. MISS AMERICAN CONTES- TANTS have begun arriving in At- lantic City, for the Miss America Pageant. Two of the contestants are Nancy Stafford (Miss left, and Sandy Adarnson (Miss (More on page 5) Arab World Leaders To Convene Summit CAIRO, Egypt (UPI) Arab for- eign ministers and ambassadors de- cided late Saturday to convene a sum- mit conference on the Lebanese crisis next month in Cairo, Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahrni said. Fahmi made the announcement as he emerged from an emergency meet- ing of nine foreign ministers and repre-. sentatives of 10 other Arab countries and the Palestine Liberation Or- ganization the fourth Arab League conference on Lebanon in three months, "The delegates were unanimous that the time is ripe for arranging a sum- Fahmi aaid. "Agreement waa reached to convene the summit in Cairo in the second half of October to examine the Lebanon situation." he said. Labor Day Holiday Has Deadly Start The traffic death toll began to mount Saturday as the first full day of a Labor -Day holiday weekend drew to a close. The weekend was marred by rainy conditions across many Southern states. The National Safety Council pro- jected that up to 460 persons would die on the nation's roads between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Monday. (More on page 4) Spctlite Three-Story Kids House Page 3 Ulster County Occult Tempo Things Looking Up for Larry Page 17 Iijdex Classifieds.............................. 38-41 Crossword................................ T-19 Dear Abby................................... 19 Editorials, Columns.......................6 Jeanne DixorOMh...................... 25 Life Today.............................. 17-26 Obituaries..................................... 2 Sports..................................... 27-32 Stock Market.............................. 34 Teen Page................................... 26 Theaters................................... T-13 Weather........................................ 4 Soft Ice Cream Sellers Take Hardboiled Stand Delvine and John Monell By CHAZY DOWALIBY Freeman News Staff STONE RIDGE The seemingly nev- erending saga of soft ice cream against tough zoning laws continues in Atwood this week with the state Supreme Court's decision to fine Mr. and Mrs. John Monell S250 for illegally operating their Rte. 213 ice cream stand. The ruling, handed down by Judge Harold Hughes, read in favor of the Marbletown Zoning Board, which has been trying for nearly five years to shut down the Monell's operation because they do not have a special use permit and are in violation of residential zoning laws. "That judge told me if I continue to stay open I'll go to jail, and I'll do just that if I have says a softly vehement white-haired Mrs. Monell, touching a hand to the red ceramic rose pin at her neck. The problem started when Monelli de- cided to build the stand without a permit from the town "just to show them it could be done." "I guess they didn't like the fact that we proved them wrong when they said the lot wasn't big enough for the business.'' says the ex-Teamster. "Maybe they didn't like that." "They" didn't like it so much that the Monells have now been before the Sur- preme Court three times and a public meeting once, not to mention a host of various zoning, building and health de- partment inquiries into the case. "We still haven't really had our day in court, you know'" say? Mrs. Monell, speaking loudly over the sound of the vibrating soft-serve machine. "No one's really heard us out." The couple say they had to let their attorney go because they couldn't afford him anymore. "We've got our life savings tied up in this place...sure I'd sell it, but there isn't anyone who would buy it while this mess is going on." The two, who usually open from late spring through October, didn't even both- er last year. "We tried to sell the business and couldn't. We had to open up this year to meet the mortgage and the Monell says. Despite Friday's court ruling and the judge's warning, the pair still say they will be open until late October, unless the worst happens and they find themselves in jail. In the meantime, late summer drivers still pull in now and then for a chocolate cone or a butterscotch sundae with sprinkles. "You can't imagine how many people stop by to wish us good luck." Mrs. Monell says with a smile. "1 just wonder if luck can help." VOL. CV, No. 208 Sunday, Sept. 5, 1976 15'- Sunday Cooler Min. 56 Max. 61 HOUSTON, TEXAS Announce- ment Friday by the Gulf Energy and Minerals Company that it is buying oil and gas leases In Orange, Sullivan end Ulster counties doesn't mean that those hard-pressed Counties can count on strik- ing it below or above ground. Officials of the company, a division of Gulf Oil Corporation, cautioned that the leases were only for exploratory purposes and noted thai drilling and exploratory work will be done by highly trained geologists and driller? brought in from the outside, not by local labor. Oil companies, under pressure to in- crease domestic oil production and lessen American depen- dence on foreign oil, have already ex- plored most of the known oil and gas bearing areas in the United State? and the search is being extended int'- so- called "frontier" areas. The company's standard 10-year lease agrement offered to landowners would pay them one-eighth of any production realized, based on wellhead prices for crude oil and gas. But before anyone begins having visions of enormous riches, officials caution that even a strike may not necessarily result in a decision to go ahead with production. Involved are sev- eral economic factors, such as the dis- tance to the nearest refinery, that could result in a decision to give up drilling. After the landowner signs the lease, the company begins a lengthy exploratory process involving on-the-ground inspec- tion, aerial photography, study of pre- viously drilled rock samples, and perhaps subsurface exploration, which includes study of sound waves produced and meas- ured in areas where oil and gas are suspected. Working with this data, geologists make a decision on whether or not to drill. If they find what the company's spokesmen refer to as a "hydrocarbon interest then shifts to adjacent lands to determine the size of the field. If it is large enough, production is begun, with the landowner receiving his one-eighth share of revenues. If the hole comes up dry, it is plugged and abandoned. The land is (See OIL, page 16) Official Secrecy Angers Postal Patrons By LYNN MULVANEY Freeman staff WOODSTOCK Local and feder- al postal authorities, who apparently- tried to cover up the fact that a mail pouch was lost or stolen last Aug. 18 somewhere between Woodstock and Kingston, are under fire by angry Woodstock businesses and residents. Rntron Inc., the post office's biggest customer in Woodstock, only found out Thursday that the mail was miss- ing. It was a Rotron employee who brought the matter to the company's attention. Postal authorities admitted reluctantly. It seems the employee mailed II personal checks on the 18th and has been receiving dunning letters from her creditors. The secrecy has caused Perk Gen- tih'n, owner of Mower's 'Market in Woodstock, all kinds of trouble too. His checks, for purchases of beer, mailed on the 18th, have not been received. The State Liquor Authority has stepped in and demanded that all future deliveries to the market be "cash on delivery only." Woodstock chiropractor Dr. Joel Auster is having problems too. It seems his monthly alimony payment and other checks never reached their destination. It is also reported that a Woodstock insurance company's checks for pre- miums failed to reach the insurance carrier causing complications in cus- tomer coverage. Contacted by the Daily Freeman, Kingston Post Office Acting Post- master Robert Smith refused to give any information on the missing mail nor would he confirm the fact that the mail pouch is missing. Federal Postal Inspector D. P. Howd of Mount Vernon, angered by the inquiry, curtly declined to "say any- thing about it because publicity will jeopardize our investigation." Rotron credit and office manager Roger Duke was not nearly as upset over the fact that the mail is missing as he is over the fact that the company learned about the loss inadvertently. "It would have been very beneficial if the postal officials had called us on the 18th so we could determine what mail had gone out that, Duke said, explaining that checks could have been stopped and addressees notified of a delay. "It was a bad policy on their part..... to find out about this through the back door routine is inexcusable." Echoing Duke's sentiments, Gentilin called the attitude of Kingston postal authorities "snotty, rude and un- helpful." Dr. Auster said he asked Smith for a letter from the Post Office saying the mail was lost. He said stopping checks at the bank has cost him S14 and added that another resident had 50 checks to be at far greater cost. Smith told the Freeman that Dr. Auster's request was impossible to comply with since the postal author- ities have no way of knowing whether or not he mailed anything that day. Woodstock Postal supervisor Charles Link seemed to be the only post office employee to get off the hook. Dr. Auster said he was "most sympathetic, but nothing can be done." Inquiries at the Poughkeepsie Postal Inspector's Office were referred tp the Mount Vernon Office. Kingston city detectives check on condition of articles stolen in early August from the Helen M. Sheldon estate property at 194 West Chestnut St. It was the sale of the grandfather clock, circa 1753, by Mark Anderson, 17, to an undercover agent which led to the arrest Thursday of Anderson and his mother, Mrs. Ruth Abernathy, in whose home the clock was found. Left, detectives James Riggins, Michael Jubie, Leonard Ellsworth and Joseph Feraca. NEW The city an- nounced Saturday it would undertake a study into the apparently growing number of teenage prostitutes in midtown Manhattan. The study will be undertaken by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice through a subcontract with the federally funded Midtown Enforcement Project, a city task force aimed at clean- ing up the mid-Manhattan area. City officials said a relatively recent phenomenon appears to be the congrega- tion of prostitutes between the ages of 12 and 18 many believed to be runaways on midtown streets. "This study, focusing on a serious and comparatively recent social problem, will supplement our efforts to clean up the midtown said Mayor Abraham Beame. The study will involve an analysis of criminal justice system records and in- terviews with young prostitutes, with the aim of identifying common characterises and motives. "Our primary goal is to identify, if possible, a better approach to the prob- lem than running kids through the courts, where they are usually released to return to the said Dorothy Bracey, a cultural anthropologist, who will conduct the study for John Jay, a division of the Citv University. Woinoski Named Life Editor; New Joan Woinoski KINGSTON appointment, of Joan L. Woinoski as editor of the Life section of the Daily Freeman was an- nounced today by Editor Thomas Geyer. Miss Woinoski has been employed by The Freeman for 26 years. She began her newspaper career in the business depart- ment of the Downtown Freeman at 3 Broadway on May 11, 1950. In 1951 she was advanced to a clerk-bookkeeper posi- tion at the Freeman's Fair Street office where she worked for 16 years. In 1967 she joined the editorial department as an assistant to the Woman's Page editor. In addition to her Woman's Page work, she authored the "Potpourri" column in the Sunday Tempo magazine for more than seven years. A Kingston resident, Miss Woinoski is an alumna of the Academy of St. Ursula. She is a member and past officer of of several local organizations, and is cur- rently serving on the Business Studies Rob Borsellino Advisory Council at Ulster County Com- munty College. A past president ar.d secretary' of the Freeman 20-Year-Club, she also held sev- eral offices in the Kingston Newspaper Guild Local 180, and served as grand regent of Court Santa Maria No. 164, Catholic Daughters of America. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Woinoski of Kingston. Roh Borsellino, former News Director of Kingston, radio station WKNY, has joined the staff of the Daily Freeman as a reporter. A resident of High Falls, Borsellino, 27, is a native of the Bronx and received an AA in English from Bronx Community College in August of 1972. In May, 1974 he received a BA in journalism from SUNY New Paltz. He was employed as a reporter at WKNY in September of that year. In April 1975 he waa appointed News Director nt the local (See STAFFERS, pafle IB) Lorraine Cummins   

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