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Times Recorder, The (Newspaper) - April 12, 1976, Zanesville, Ohio Today's Chuckle With April 15 approaching ue should be reminded to be thankful. After all, we could be getting all the government we're paying for. The Times Reco Today's Weather sunny with highs in the mid-5iK and not so cold at night; Tuesday, parth cloud> and warmer. (Details on Page 1 12th Vol. 103 18 Pages Your "Good Morning" Newspaper Zanesville, Ohio 43701 Monday, April 12, 1976 20 Cents leirut anks ,ooted BEIRUT. Lebanon (AP) Ijunmen roaming the battle- ravaged urban jungle of Bei- l-ut's financial district have [Dulled off three of the biggest Joank robberies of all time, es- fcaping with at least million, to officials. In the first of the three rob- Jberies, bandits blasted open the of the British Bank of the East and rifled the safe deposit boxes, where sources _say jewelry dealers and Iwealthy Lebanese stored large lamounts of gold, jewels and leash. I That robbery occurred in before a Syrian-me- Idiated truce between warring and Moslem militias effect and lasted about six (weeks, the sources said. I Safe deposit vaults were re- I ported cleaned out at two more major banks the Banco di I Roma and Bank Misr-Liban I amid renewed fighting last Iweek. I "The identity of the malefac- I tors is known "to claimed I Raymond Edde, a prominent I Christian presidential can- Ididate and lawyer for the I Banco di Roma. He did not I elaborate, but his comment I was taken to support the near- I unanimous belief that the 1 robbers are radical Palestinian I guerrillas. I Lucien Dahdah, a former fi- I nance minister and chairman I of the holding company of Al- 1 mashrek, one of Beirut's larg- est banks, said million was stolen from the British bank's I vault, but another source said the bank reported to its head that an absolute minimum of million in valuables had been stolen. "Only the owners knew what was in the (safe deposit) boxes. It could be million or it could be million or said Gabriel Badaro, vice presi- dent of Beirut's Chamber of Commerce. Other bankers here agreed that million was a very con- servative estimate for the total stolen from all three banks. One bank source said he had been told one box in the British bank contained million in cash and jewels, and another box, mangled but overlooked by the robbers, still held in Lebanese pounds when found by bank officials. The million figure, if ac- curate, would make the British Bank robbery the largest in his- tory. The Guinness Book of World Records says the theft of the German National Bank's reserves, million in gold and cash, at the end of World War II is the greatest robbery on record. Sources said robberies at the Banco di Roma and Bank Misr- Lebanon last week were more professional than the heist at the British Bank, where the bandits used crowbars on safe deposit boxes after blowing the vault open Miami Hotel Death ToU Reaches Nine MIAMI (AP) Two more people have died from burns suffered in a fire that gutted an old, wood-frame hotel in down- town Miami a week ago, bring- ing the death toll to nine. Fire Chief Don Hickman said Saturday that authorities are convinced the blaze at the Avondale Hotel was deliber- ately set. "We feel very firmly that it was Hickman said. "We feel somebody went in and set it." The investigation has nar- rowed to two suspects, the chief said, but neither he nor police would elaborate. All week long officials have been giving lie detector tests and questioning a number of people, but no charges have been lodged. One of the latest victims of the post-midnight blaze was Millie Sutton. an aged resident of the hotel found lying on her charred bed nearly four hours after the first firemen reached the scene. She was conscious and calling for help. A few hours after Miss Sut- ton's death, another burn vic- tim died. He was Eugenio Ro- mero. 62. Airs. Foster Lopez holds her baby, the tiniest to be born and sur- vive at San Francisco's University of California Medical Center. The baby was born three months premature and weighed one pound, four ounces. She now weighs four pounds, five ounces. The photo was taken as Mrs. Lopez prepared to take the baby home. 'Miracle Baby' Leaves Hospital SAN FRANCISCO (AP) When Cherrie Lee Lopez was born three months pre- maturely, she weighed 20 ounces and her chances for sur- vival were smaller than she was. Cherrie, now 5 months old and weighing four pounds five ounces, went'home to Stockton, about 80 miles east of here, on Friday with her parents, May and Foster Lopez. "For us, she's a miracle Mrs. Lopez said. Cherrie is the smallest baby to survive at the UC Medical Center, where she underwent a Lawyers Hope For Leniency Deaths Mount In Cambodia NEW YORK (AP) Half a million Cambodians have per- ished since the Khmer Rouge regime took power in Cam- bodia a year ago. Time magazine said Sunday. The number of persons who have been executed or died of disease or starvation amounts to about one-tenth of Cam- bodia's population, the maga- zine said in a report compiled from accounts of refugees. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Patricia Hearst, facing a max- imum penalty Monday of 25 years in prison for armed bank robbery, is willing to testify about the criminal activities of her one-time fugitive associates in order to lighten her sentence, sources said. Miss Hearst's attorneys de- clined on Sunday to comment on her future as a prosecution witness but said they will stress her poor emotional and physi- cal health in seeking her imme- diate release on probation. The 22-year-old heiress "is emotionally and physically said attorney Al Johnson, indicating that her mental state has deteriorated since her conviction on March 20 of willingly helping the Sym- bionese Liberation Army rob a Hibernia bank. He declined to elaborate. Other sources said Miss Hearst's depressions and anx- ieties have been reported to U.S. District Court Judge Oli- ver J. Carter, whose sentencing options range from a maximum 25 years in prison to a min- imum simple probation. Carter may consider recom- mendations from Miss Hearst's probation officers and from the U.S. attorney in passing sen- tence. The sources said Carter also has received confidential memos from at least one psy- chiatrist treating Miss Hearst at the San Mateo County jail and a report from Dr. Elizabeth Richards, a psychiatrist ap- pointed to treat the defendant for psychological disturbances early in her case. Johnson declined to comment on whether those reports had been submitted or what might be contained in them. He said Miss Hearst's main concern now is that she might receive a long prison sentence. "She's apprehensive, con- cerned, worried that the judge might sentence her to an in- Johnson said. He said he and partner F. Lee Bailey will stress that Miss Hearst was originally a kidnap victim of the terrorist SLA in asking Carter for a light sen- tence. dozen blood transfusions and spent most of her life so far in an incubator or attached to a breathing machine. The smallest baby at birth known to have survived was Marion Chapman, who weighed 10 ounces when she was born in England in 1938, according to the Guinness Book of Records. "We see so many little ones who don't make said nurse Barbara Harrod at the medical center. "When we saw she had a fighting chance to live, we got very excited." The nurses knitted hats and booties for their little charge, and dressed her in dolls' cloth- ing. "About 98 per cent of infants this small don't said Dr. Roderic Phibbs, who heads the newborn nursery team. Lopez, 52, who had a severe heart attack the week before Cherrie was born, said, "She just looked like a dried prune. I was praying she'd live, but I thought it was impossible." Meantime, Mrs. Lopez, 37, also had a mild heart attack and ran up a high blood pres- sure. "I wanted to cry, she looked so pathetic and pitiful hooked up to Mrs. Lopez said. "Her legs looked about as long as one of my fingers." Several weeks after Cherne's 'birth, the hospital ran desper- ately short of fresh mother's milk, which Phibbs said "was absolutely vital for the baby's survival." A public appeal for help brought more than 100 calls from women who volunteered to provide the life-saving fluid. The Lopez' have two grown daughters. Mrs. Lopez is a for- mer rest home cook and apart- ment manager. Her husband is a former machinist. They said they will live on disability and welfare benefits. Strike Threat Ends COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Columbus police voted over- whelmingly in favor of a new contract Sunday, ending the threat of a walkout. Members of The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) ap- proved a 30-month package of- fering total wage increases of 18 per cent, improved differ- entials between ranks and for working nights, additional va- cation and more insurance. late Sunday, the vote was 512-178 in favor of acceptance by the city's depart- ment. The vote was to continue through Sunday, but FOP Pres- ident Dewey Stokes said. "They are voting overwhelmingly in favor." If approved by council Mon- day, the agreement would give police an immediate six per cent pay increase with another four per cent next December, three per cent in June 1977, and another five per cent in Decem- ber 1977. A 13 per cent differential be- tween ranks will be increased to 14 per cent next June, and officers working night shifts will get 10 cents more an hour immediately, 15 cents an hour more next June and 20 cents an hour more in December 1977. Talks were continuing be- tween the city and its firemen. The safety forces had been working without a contract since Dec. 28. They were seeking a 7 per cent increase in a one-year con- tract. The city offered a 4.4 per cent raise, with officials claim- ing additional money is un- available. The police staged a crack- down on enforcement of park- ing violations last week in an effort to publicize their claim for higher salary. The traffic bureau said twice as many tickets as usual were issued. Police staged a slowdown in issuing tickets earlier this year, after rejecting several city w age offers. Police spokesmen said the slow dow n was to show how officers could cut into city revenues. There are 925 patrolmen on the police force, 135 sergeants. 36 lieutenants, 15 captains and 5 deputy chiefs. The city's 850 firemen took no apparent job action preliminary to the strike. The fire department consists of 627 firefighters, 107 lieutenants. 32 captains, 24 battalion chiefs and 6 assistant chiefs. Roy Morello, president. Local 67 of the International Association of Firefighters, has appeared at City Council meet- ings with Stokes and expects pay parity svith police officers. Presently, salaries range from S9.089 for starting officers to after 2lz years of service. More than 200 city employes have been laid off in the past year because of budget prob- lems. Michael J. Gable, city fi- nance director, said the city cannot afford a pay increase greater than 4.4 per cent. He said all money in the city's general fund already has been allocated. Police Car Trapped By High Waves Chicago police car is battered by Lake Michigan waves Sunday when stalled while being driven along the lakefront to warn people of the danger of high A wave flooded the cruiser and pushed it against a stone wall. Patrolmen, temporarily trapped by the waves, were unhurt. The car will be moved when the lake calms. Index Comics .................7 B Classified 4-6 B Deaths..................9 A Editorials 4 A Farm Page .............2 A Sports Pages. 2-3 B Television.............8 A Women's Page 6 A News Digest Hijackers' Demands Met BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) Philippines Airlines new a long- range DCS to Bangkok and prepared Monday to fly three hijackers of another jet and two of their 12 hostages to Libya after the gun- men pulled the pins on two grenades. Agree To Extend Cease-Fire BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) Leftist Moslem leaders agreed Sunday night to extend the shaky cease-fire until the end of April to give more time for a political settlement in Lebanon's year-long civil war. San Francisco Talks Resume SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Negotiations resumed Sunday in an effort to settle a 12-dayold strike by municipal employes which has halted public transportation and other city services. Strikers Appeal To Candidates NEW YORK (AP) Newswriters, technicians and other em- ployes on strike against the National Broadcasting Co. appealed Sunday to all political candidates not to appear before the net- work's cameras and microphones. Pope's Plea Directed To Youth VATICAN CITY (AP) Pope Paul VI, celebrating mass in St. Peter's Basilica on this Palm Sunday, called on young people not to follow the path of "force and oppressive revolution." Vatican sources said the appeal was a clear reference to a week of political violence in Italy. Congress Schedules Busy Days WASHINGTON (AP) Congress has scheduled a brisk three days of work on the budget, election campaign financing and foreign aid funds before leaving on its Easter recess. U. S. Speculated On Aid For China WASHINGTON (AP) American officials speculated about giving military aid to China but never discussed it formally, for- mer Defense Secretary James R. Schlesineer said Sunday. Welfare Costs Set Record WASHINGTON (AP) The nation's family welfare ex- penditures soared by 21.4 per cent last year, partly because of the growing ranks of jobless fathers, the government said Sunday. A record S24.8 billion was paid out in 1975 for Aid to Fam- ilies with Dependent Children Medicaid for the poor and relief programs run by state and local governments. The Department of Health. Education and Welfare issued a news release focusing on family welfare statistics for last December which rose over the previous month but at a slower rate than the same month a year earlier. The department had the an- nual figures available but did not issue them as it had in past years because of the political sensitivity of the welfare issue in an ele'ction year, informed sources said. In response to a query. HEW said a cumulative total of 266.- 000 families were added to AFDC rolls in 1975. an 8.3 per cent increase to nearly 3.5 mil- lion families. The number of individual AFDC recipients increased by a 4.4 per cent increase to more than 11.3 million per- sons, indicating that the aver- age welfare family of today has fewer members. The biggest jump was the 33.6 per cent increase in the number of welfare families headed by unemployed fathers. a program now in operation in 28 states. Carter's Remark Still Offshore Subject Of Comments Oil Lease Sale Set About 30.000 unemployed-fa- ther families joined AFDC rolls in 1975. HEW said, for a new- total of families with 527.000 recipients. Families headed by mothers still formed the bulk of the AFDC rolls, however. The gov- ernment said there was a cu- mulative increase in that cate- gory of families with new welfare benefi- ciaries, most of them children. General assistance programs, run by state and local governments without federal matching funds, added 145.000 families last year. That was a 27.8 per cent increase to 667.000 families, with 965.000 recipients. The HEW figures showed that the nation's total public assistance outlavs rose from S17.7 billion in "l973 to billion in 1974 and billion in 1975. The largest increases in the spending figures were 34.8 per cent to S43.9 million for pay- ments to families headed by- jobless fathers, a 34 per cent increase to billion in gener- al assistance, and a 23.7 per cent increase to billion in Medicaid health care for the poor. The unemployment rate last year averaged 8.5 per cent, compared wth 5.6 per cent in 1974. By The Associated Press Sen. Henry Jackson said Sun- day that Democratic presiden- tial hopeful Jimmy Carter will be "terribly hurt" by his re- mark about "ethnic while Sen. Frank Church said too much has already been said about the comment. Carter has apologized for us- ing the phrase last Tuesday in Indiana when he said he op- posed federal pressure to arti- ficially integrate neighbor- hoods. However, Jackson said the apology only added to the dam- age. "U raises the question of his he said Sunday on ABC's "Issues and Answers." Jackson, a Washington Demo- crat who is also seeking the presidential nomination, said Carter had insulted not only blacks "but just about every- body." Campaigning in Lincoln, Neb., Church disagreed with Jackson and defended his political opponent from Georgia. -I think that was one of those remarks that campaigns bring on and in all frankness I think that too much has been made of what apparently was an un- fortunate phrase." said Church, who is also seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. The Idaho Democrat said Carter should be judged "on the basis of his rather than that one phrase. He said he knew of nothing in Carter's record as the former governor of Georgia to indicate that Car- ter was a racist. Carter. President Ford and his Republican challenger Ron- ald Reagan took a day off from campaigning while Jackson made several campaign ap- pearances Sunday in Pennsyl- vania where a pnmarv election will be held April 27. Carter picked up 17 Demo- cratic national convention dele- gates at district conventions in Iowa on Saturday to widen his lead in the race for his party's presidential nomination. The gain gave Carter a total of 258 delegates to 177 total for Jackson, who did not receive any of the 40 Iowa delegates chosen Ten of the delegates went to Rep. Morris Udall. D-Ariz., to bring his total to 129. Former Oklahoma Sen. Fred Harris, who has stopped active campaigning, won two of the delegates to give him a total of 15. It takes delegates to win the Democratic nomination. On the GOP side of the ledger Mississippi Republicans se- lected 30 delegates Saturday but these were all uncommitted so totals in that nomination race remain unchanged. Overall, Ford is on top with 251 delegates while Reagan has 84: 196 are uncommitted. U takes delegates to win the GOP presidential nod. Christians Walk Route Of Jesus JERUSALEM (AP) Thou- sands of Christians walked the route of Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem this Palm Sun- day, opening Easter Week in a colorful festival of hymns and chiming bells. Waving palm fronds, the tra- ditional form of greeting in Jesus' time, pilgrims from the Americas, Europe and the Far East followed the hallowed two- mile road from Bethany to the Via Dolorosa. With them marched Arab boy scouts, nuns and monks in flow- ing robes, and the Latin patri- arch of Jerusalem, Msgr. J. J. Belletritti, dressed in white and crimson garb. The peal of church bells min- gled with cries of "Hosanna" and hymns in English. Arabic, French, Japanese and German. ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) More than a million acres of Gulf of Alaska waters and ocean floor go on the auction block Tuesday in what many experts predict will be the larg- est offshore lease sale in U.S. history. Interior Secretary Thomas Kleppe has estimated that up to billion may be offered by the 70 major oil and gas companies which have signed up to bid for more than 180 tracts involved. If that estimate proves accu- rate, bids in this sale would ecl- ipse the million put on the auction table in 1969 by com- panies rushing to develop Alaska's oil-rich Prudhoe Bay. A 798-mile steel pipeline is midway complete to transport nearly 10 billion barrels of oil from Prudhoe to a southern port on Alaska's coast. From there, it will be shipped to the lower 48 states. The turn-on date for the pipe- line is scheduled for July 1977 at a construction cost of billion. When the crude begins to flow, Prudhoe Bay's reserves will represent one-fifth of the nation's domestic production. The state of Alaska has ob- jected to the Gulf of Alaska sale, and officials said Friday they would file a motion with the U.S. District Court of Ap- peals in Washington on to delay it. Officials say there may be up to 10 billion barrels of recov- erable oil in the storm-tossed gulf. But unlike Prudhoe Bay. there has been little exploration and no development activity in the sale area. Only one test well has been drilled there b> Tenneco Oil Co. in 1969. Last summer Atlantic Rich- field Company and its partners in a str'atigraphic venture drilled, but the mission was aborted because of high winds and adverse seas. ?vllNOT. N.D. lAP) Hun- dreds of volunteers, bolstered by National Guard troops, con- tinued their around-the-clock ef- forts Sunday in an attempt to hold back the predicted record rises in the Souris More than persons, about one-third of Mmot's popu- lation, packed clothes, fur- niture and other personal belongings into anything with wheels in an attempt to meet Thursday's deadline. "We know it's coming, and this is just the period of wait- ing." said Mayor Chester Rei- ten. "I'm still reasonably con- fident we can hold the water in the dikes The flood would be the fourth to hit the city in the last seven years, and the residents have been through the trials of mov- ing in past years. The Souris winds through Minot, which is nestled between two hills. "This is it for said one resident as he surveyed the wa- ter lapping at the dikes. "I'm going to move up the hill. I don't want to, but I'm going to." However, many of the citi- zens forced to leave their homes are going about their work with quiet resignation. "You probably-- think we're all pretty stupid" staying down here year after said Jim Larson as he packed a truck with furniture. "But I was born and raised down here and once you've been living among the big old trees and everything, it's awfully hard to leave." All families must be out of the flood plain by Thursday, several days before the pre- dicted crest of the river. Most are moving in with friends or relatives, or going to motels and homes volunteered by their owners. Some are temporarily billeted in local gymnasiums. By Wednesday, police will make a sweep of. the area and seal it off against possible loot- ing. The National Weather Ser- vice predicted Sunday the Souris would crest in Minot on April 18, one day earlier than previously forecast. Meanwhile, heavy equipment weaves through Minot, hauling dirt to the river and dumping it on dikes. Some of the dikes were al- ready 25 feet high, and the Army Corps of Engineers said an additional 3 to 4 feet were planned. James Ruyak, chief of con- struction for the corps, said the diking effort was progressing well. On Saturday, he said nearly 200 acres of ice about 15 feet thick clogged the gates at Lake Darling Dam. reducing the water flow. The corps sent two cranes to the dam to break up the ice. and the flow was brought back to normal, he said. Officials continued to monitor ice on the lake, but Ruyak said additional problems w ere being caused by- debris floating down the river and clogging at bridges. Furniture from many homes was being hauled to the Minot Civic Auditorium for storage since the mass exodus in Minot began on Friday. If the Souris crests as pre- dicted, it will be the fourth flood of the river at Minot in seven vears. Exercise Equipment Sells Gyn for sale S275 Cat! after 4 474 xxxx me person who placed this ad wa.s pleased when he called us to cancel the ad. If you have items, that you no longer need, turn them into cash by selling them with the help of the mighty want ad. Our '3 line rate for 10 days is only After you receive your results just call us office hours) and cancel your ad. You will be charged for only the number of davs the ad appeared Call Classified Advertising Ph. 452-4561 On Eve Of Nixon's Quitting Former President Richard M. .Nixon is shown in House with his dog Vickj the night before he resigned as the nation's chief cxecutne in August, 1974. This photo was taken by former White House photographer Ollie Atkins and was just released. It was never made available before. The photo will appear in the latest issue of People magazine. i EWSPAPER NEWSPAPER!
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