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   Times Recorder, The (Newspaper) - April 5, 1977, Zanesville, Ohio                               Good Morning! Today's Chuckle Today Is Tuesday, April 5, 1977 The Times Recorder Today's Weather FORECAST Rain likely today. postlMy changing to snow flurries. High in the upper Colder tonight. Low in the mid 30s. Partly cloudy Wednesday. High in 40s. (Details on 5-A) 113th No. 95 16 Pages Zanesville, Ohio 43701 Telephone 452-4561 20 Cents Per Week By Carrier M Ohio Teamsters' Removal Sought WASHINGTON (AP) The Labor Department asked a fed- eral court Monday to remove the leaders of an Ohio Team- sters union benefit fund for al- legedly paying illegal fees of more than annually to the fund's administrator. In a suit filed in U.S. District court in Dayton, the govern- ment accused the ad- ministrator and eight trustees of the Ohio Highway Drivers' Welfare Fund of authorizing or permitting payments that were illegal under the 1974 federal pension reform law. Robert C. Knee Jr. of Dayton, the fund's administrator and general counsel, received fees of m 1975 and in 1974. That was a bigger in- come than paid the chairman of General Motors. Polio Protection Lacking COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) State health officials concerned about a reappearance of measles among school children also estimate twice as many youngsters are "not adequately immunized" against polio-. As many as children have not received the four doses of vaccine necessary to be considered fully immunized against crippling poliomyelitis, according to the state health department. "That number is probably said Dr. Thomas Halpin, chief of the communicable disease section. It is based on a survey of children entering school during 1974-75. "We haven't had a case of polio for a number of years re- ported said Halpin, but "undoubtedly the virus is still present." The statewide level of polio immunization is about 70 per cent, based on the 1974 study. "We want to see as close to a 100 per cent immunization level as Halpin said. Halpin admits no one really knows how low the immuniza- tion level must go before an outbreak of polio would occur. The department's concern about the potential of an out- break is reflected in its decision to conduct immunization programs now instead of wait- ing until October. It may also be rooted in the department's experience with an unusually high number of measles cases reported recently. Falls Zoning Vote Area Clarified Only parts of Falls Township precincts E and J will vote April 12 in the special election on zoning in those areas. Eligible to vote are Falls Township E residents on the east side of Dresden Rd. to Military Rd., including Fern- ibank Rd., Parkway Dr., Ridgewood Cir., Martin Dr., Norcross Rd. and Crestway Dr. Residents on the west side of Dresden Rd. do not vote. Falls Township J residents eligible to vote are those on the south side of East Military Rd. between Dresden Rd. and Linden Aye from Military Rd. to Zanesville corporation limit. Residents on the north side of East Military Rd. do not vote. Balloting will be at the church at Military and Dresden Rds. The Labor Department's chief attorney, Carin A. Clauss, said the payments were "far in excess of reasonable com- pensation for services he ac- tually rendered." The government's complaint seeks the removal from office of Knee and the fund's trustees, restitution of all amounts paid on or after Jan. i, 1975, which "exceeded reasonable ex- and "other equi- table relief" to protect the fund's assets. Among the trustees is Wil- liam Presser of Cleveland, who was forced to resign last year as a trustee of the Teamsters Central States Pension Fund. He refused under his Fifth Amendment rights to answer government attorneys probing that fund. Sources said the government went to court after the fund's trustees refused to meet the government's terms for a nego- tiated out-of-court settlement. Mark Gertner, a Toledo attor- ney representing Knee and the Ohio welfare fund, said the trustees changed the fee struc- ture last year. "It is the intent of the trustees at all times to be and remain in full compliance" with the pension law, he said in a telephone interview. The fund, set up by trucking companies in the state and the Ohio Conference of Teamsters, provides medical and dental benefits for Ohio Team- sters. Labor Department records show that Knee took over as administrator of the fund from his father in 1974. The records show the father, also an attor- ney, was paid in 1972 and in 1973. The government's suit against the fund only goes back to Jan. 1, 1975, the date the pension law became effective. Clauss said that "trust fund payments to a plan fiduciary in the area of half-million dollars annually for nothing more than his personal services is, in our opinion, simply unreasonable." Storm Causes Deadly Crash Rain continued in the area Monday, continuing the threat of some flooding in southeastern Ohio. Showers are expected today with cooler temperatures. Downtown rain scene by TR Photographer Larry Rich. Rain Swells Area Streams Buffalo Resident Drowns SENECAVILLE Lawrence F. Farrar, 41, of Buffalo, was found dead near his pickup truck in a high water area just west of Pleasant City about 8 a.m. yesterday, Highway Patrol reports. County Coroner Dr. W. A. Larrick ruled drowning was the cause of death. Farrar reportedly died be- tween a.m. and 1 a.m. yes- terday when he was swept off Appeal Of EPA Power Accepted WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide how far the govern- ment can go to make sure the nation's cleanest air gets no dirtier. The justices voted to hear an appeal by many industries that the U.S. Circuit Court of Ap- peals in Washington, D.C., made a mistake when it ruled that the Environmental Protec- tion Agency has broad author- ity in guarding clean air. The industry representatives claim that the strict clean-air regulations will prohibit manu- facturing growth by limiting the number of new plants that can be constructed. The regulations, if allowed to stand, could cause the nation to lose "its struggle to obtain energy the industry representatives said. Under the 1970 Clean Air Act, some air pollution is allowed. Amendments to the act, how- ever, were used by the EPA to order states to protect those areas with better air quality than allowed under the act. Those areas should not be sub- jected to "significant deteriora- the EPA has ordered. Most of the clean-air areas are located in rural states or in states historically free of heavy manufacturing. When the federal agency is- sued its standards, it included only pollution from sulfur diox- ide and participate matter, pol- lutants most often associated with coal-burning power plants. Industry representatives sued to strike down the standards for the two pollutants The Sierra Club, a national group of environmentalists, filed a related suit against the EPA in an attempt to force the regulations to include four oth- er pollutants nitrogen oxide, hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and petrochemical oxidants. The Sierra Club sought to have its suit com- bined with the industry representative's suits, but the Supreme Court turned down the environmentalists' appeal. The Supreme Court com- bined both suits for its review. The court also agreed to de- cide another clean air issue whether a company charged with criminally violating anti- pollution rules may defend it- self by challenging the legality of the rule. A Detroit demolition firm, Adamo Wrecking, was charged with a criminal violation of the Clean Air Act by not following procedures for guarding against asbestos particle pollu- tion during the demolition of buildings. Lower courts ruled that the company had no right to chal- lenge the rule during its crimi- nal case. County Revises Classes All Muskingum County Schools, including East Muskin- gum, West Muskingum, Mays- ville, Tn-Valley, Franklin Local and Muskingum Area Joint Vocational School Dis- We hope you have a nice day today. If you want to place a "Happy Ad" for someone you know for that "Special just call Classified Advertising. Remember, the cost is only Call us today and place a Happy Ad. The Times Recorder Ph.452-4Ml Classified Advertising trict, will not hold classes April 7 and 11. as had been previously scheduled. Zanesville City Schools plan no further calendar revisions. According to the schedule adopted by the board in February, there will be no classes Thursday and Friday, April 7 and 8, officials said last night. The calendar revision was prompted by the recently- enacted legislation which amends the "energy days" waiver bill pasted in February. It for waiver of up to 15 days for school closing due to the weather, including the five days provided by permanent law. The bill uys school districts mav waive up to M days for both fuel and weather causes, but DO more than IS days for either category. Senate BUI Itt. sponsored by Sen. Morris Jackson of Cleveland, is expected to be signed into law this week. Based on legal interpretation provided by Ohio School Boards Association, it would require school districts that voluntarily elect to make up days, in ad- dition to the 160 day minimum required by the temporary legislation, to pay additional compensation to their em- ployes. Local school officials esti- mate each day made up on a voluntary basis would cost local taxpayers approximately Based on current financial conditions, this unanticipated expenditure could not be made. This calendar revision will permit county schools and the vocational school district to end the current school year on June 3 as had been originally scheduled. his feet by the current when trying to escape from his truck which stalled in three feet of water on Ohio 146, just west of Pleasant City, the patrol said. Farrar, who was returning home, was apparently trying to drive through the water when his truck stalled. An employe of S and J Automotive Co. at Byesville, he was born Feb. 4, 1936, in Canton. He was the son of John W. and Violet Fmdley Farrar of Derwent. He served in the military during the Korean War and was a member of VFW Post 2901 at Cambridge. Surviving, besides his parents, are his widow, the former Joann Brown, whom he married Dec 31, 1954; three daughters, Mrs. Delbert (Kathy) Abrams of Pleasant City, Lori and Sandra, both of the home; two sons, Thomas and Ricky, both of home; three sisters, Joann Grudier of Coshocton, Mrs. Janet Murray of Caldwell and Mrs. Marian Cooksom of Great Lakes, 111.; four brothers, James R. of Fort Wayne, Ind., Paul R. of New Concord, Kenny L. of Buffalo and John A. of Pleasant City. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Meek Funeral' Home here where service will be held at pm Wednes- day. Burial will be in Buffalo Cemetery Heavy rain forecast for Ohio Monday night and early Tues- day was expected to cause mi- nor flooding throughout central and southern Ohio, the National Vandals Waste Water Between 30 and 40 fire hydrants were turned on late Saturday night by pranksters, causing the loss of from one- half to three-quarters of a million gallons of water, primarily from Zanesville's Heritage Hills tank Muskin- gum County Sheriff was investi- gating Some 27 of the hydrants were in East Muskingum Water Authority, with the remaining seven in the city water system. Zanesville Utilities Director Mori Ake said the water level in the Heritage Hills tank began to go down about a.m. Sun- day. About 2 p.m Sunday the water level began to come back up- Some water was also lost out of Blandy Hill storage tank. The hydrants being turned on resulted in decreased water pressure on Richey Rd., Olde Falls Rd., Dillon Falls Rd Jersey Ridge Rd., and nearby subdivisions. There was similar vandalism Sunday night on Garden Rd. Jack Downing, president of the water authority, said vandals caught will be prosecuted. If they are under 18, parents will be held responsible, he said. Fines up to and one to 10 years in prison may be levied upon conviction. Weather Service said. The weather service said parts of the state could receive up to two inches of rain during the night. "Rainfall over the state this past weekend has been moder- ate to heavy and the ground is nearly the weather service said. "Rivers and streams are running near or just below flood stage." A flash flood watch posted Sunday for central and most of southern Ohio was expected to remain in effect at least until Monday night, the weather service said. Most major rivers in the area were within their banks Mon- day Weather service figures showed only the Scioto River was above flood stage. It was running at 15.6 feet in Circle- ville, a foot and a half above flood stage. The Scioto was ex- pected to crest at 15.6 feet Tuesday in Piketon, a few in- ches below flood level. The rain is a result of a major spring storm which pushed out of the Gulf of Mexico Sunday and was expected to reach the Great Lakes region by early Tuesday, accompanied by ram and thundershowers. NEW HOPE, Ga. (AP) At least 67 people were killed Mon- day when a Southern Airways DC-9 jet, struggling to make it through bad weather with both engines out, exploded into flames while attempting a crash landing on a country road. The plane, flight 242, carried 81 passengers and a crew of four. The pilot reported a cracked windshield and both engines were out, according to the Federal Aviation Adminis- tration "It exploded, just like a ball of fire went into the said Steve Jones, who saw the crash about 35 miles northwest of At- lanta. "It was total destruction, nothing less." The injured were taken by helicopter and ambulance to nearby hospitals. The flight was bound from Muscle Shoals and Huntsville. Sewage Plan Bid A Columbus firm Monday submitted the lowest bid of for construction of a sewage lift station on South Ave., to pump sewage from the proposed Maysville Sewer Dis- trict to Zanesville sewage treatment plant. McClory and Co. of Columbus offered the lowest bid. Other bidders were as follows: Beaver Excavating of Canton, Gibbons- Grable of Canton, 740 Service Corp. of New Lexington, Best-Way Mechanical of Zanesville, The bids were taken under study by county com- missioners. Zanesville City Council March 14 authorized an agreement with the county to provide sewage treatment services in Maysville No. 1 Sewer Area. Under the agreement, sewage froin nine commercial and 19 residential establish- ments in the area, from Broadvue Cir. to Zanesville city limits along Maysville Ave., will be pumped to the city sys- tem for treatment. Construction is due in early May if the commissioners find bids satisfactory. Some gallons of sewage daily is ex- pected from the area. South Zanesville Mayor H. Gale Harper said the new sys- tem will bypass South Zanes- ville treatment plant, but ultimately, the village's sewage may also be pumped to Zanesville. Ala to Atlanta in stormy weather. The pilot was trying to get to Dobbins Air Force Base at Marietta to make an emergen- cy landing but didn't make it, the FAA said. Don Foster, a licensed pilot and a passenger on board the plane, said lightning and hail apparently knocked out the en- gines. "The--hail really got said Foster. "When the hail was at its worst, lightning struck the left wing tip and I guess apparently that knocked the power out. It knocked something out "I believe the hail was being ingested into the engine is what really brought it he said. The jet came down on the highway, in front of a school, but veered off. It crashed through a small general store and slammed into a wooded area where several homes were located, Jones said. The store owner and his wife, Charles and Mildred Newman, were in the building, but were not killed, according to the Paulding County sheriff's of- fice. "There was fire going every- said Mrs. John Clay- ton, wife of the New Hope fire chief. She said bodies were hurtled from the plane. "I saw several that were burned to death." Some of the wreckage hit a woman standing in a nearby yard, killing her instantly, an- other eyewitness said. The debris was scattered over about a mile. Piles of wreckage up to five feet high smouldered near two wrecked cars, a burned-out home and the only recognizable piece of the plane, the tail section, about 30 feet long. Burned trees, sheared by the plane, marked the first portion of the crash scene. FAA spokesman Jack Barker said, "The pilot was in radio communication with the At- lanta air traffic control and re- ported a flameout in both en- gines." News Digest Zaire Breaks Cuban Relations KINSHASA, Zaire (AP) The Zaire government broke relations with Cuba on Monday, alleging it had uncovered evi- dence that Cuba was involved m the invasion of copper-rich Shaba Province by Angola- based rebels. The government radio an- nounced the break and claimed that documents proving Cuban involvement were found on an unidentified Cuban diplomat. The radio gave no details of the document. The broadcast said all Cuban diplomats were ordered to leave the country "in accor- dance with international us- age." There was no indication how many Cuban diplomats are in Zaire. Belfast Bombings Injure Many BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) Two bombs exploded in crowded Belfast restaurants Monday, blowing an infant out of its carriage and hurling din- ers into the street, police and witnesses reported. Thirty three persons were injured. The 10-month-old baby and Carter Fills Consumer Post WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ident Carter has appointed Es- ther Peterson, a consumer ad- viser for the Giant Food Co., as his consumer advocate. "As special assistant to the President for consumer affairs, she will serve as a consumer spokesperson and advocate on the President's personal staff Jury Receives Leach Case nine other victims were hospi- talized. The bombs, containing be- tween one and three pounds of explosives, were somehow smuggled through the tight se- curity around Belfast's city center, known as the "ring of steel." Map shows route of Southern Airwajs DC-9 cnroute from Huntsville. Ala., to Atlanta, Ga. The aircraft crashed in stormy weather Monday with 85 per- sons aboard. 5 Resign Citing Law COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Five state university and tech- nical college trustees have de- cided to resign as a result of the new financial disclosure law, Gov. James A. Rhodes' office said Monday. Three of the trustees were from the University of Toledo- Steven Stranahan, Charles L. McKelvy Jr., and Woodruff C Adams, M.D. Stranahan's term on the board would have expired this year, McKelvy's in 1982 and Adams' in 1979, according to the Board of Regents. The other two trustees, Fred Leventhal and Daniel R. Shouv- lin, were members of the Clark Technical College board at Springfield. The disclosure law, expanded under an Ohio Ethics Commis- sion ruling to cover about 100 public officials, took effect April 1. In addition to univer- sity trustees, it covers .mem- bers of such agencies as the Public Utilities Commission and the State Industrial Com- mission. Although effective this month, the officials covered will not have to file their first statement listing sources of in- come until April 15, 1978. They are not required to disclose the amount of income. Communists Study Black African Needs MOSCOW (AP) Top Soviet leaders welcomed Cuban Presi- dent Fidel Castro on a visit ex- pected to deal with ways to aid black nationalists fighting white minority governments in southern Africa. Castro arrived Monday at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, used for important visitors, after an African tour and a brief stop in East Germany. He was hugged at plancside by So- viet President Nikolai V. Pod- gorny, 74, who had returned from his own African tour ear- lier the same day. Both Podgorny and Castro, during their African trips, called for a quick end to white- minority government, in Rho- desia and South Africa and for the unity of "anti-imperialist" forces on the continent. Their call for change m South Africa and Rhodesia by means including armed struggle ran counter to efforts by the United States and Britain to arrange a more gradual and peaceful transition to black majority rule. Castro controls the Soviet bloc's most powerful fighting force in Africa, the Cuban troops who helped leftists win last year's Angolan civil war. The Cuban president said he visited Cuban soldiers and civilians on his African tour, presumably mostly in Angola. Zaire has claimed the Cubans backed exile guerrillas who crossed over from Angola last month to invade the copper- rich southern Province of Shaba. Fighting is still under way in Shaba and Zaire said Monday it was breaking its relations with Cuba. Castro has denied Cubans were involved in the invasion. Podgorny visited Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique, so- called "front line" states in black efforts to end white gov- ernment in southern Africa. He made a surprise trip to So- malia, a close Soviet friend in East Africa. Castro visited the same four countries, plus Algeria and Eth- iopia Algeria's leftist govern- ment has close ties with both the Soviet Union and Cuba while Ethiopia has become in- creasingly friendly toward the Soviet bloc m recent months. PUCO Cites '76 Billings COLUMBUS. Ohio (AP.. The Public Utilities Commis- sion of Ohio Monday found thai Ohio Power Co. had over charged its customers 5 mil lion but will allow the company 30 days to produce its own overpayment figure before or- dering repayment to customers. The commission, voting 2-0, with Chairman C. Luther Heck- man absent, said the over- charge was a double collection that had occurred in the first 10 months of 1976. Ally Gen. Wil- liam J. Brown had charged the company with collecting million more than it was en- titled to receive. The commission contended that Ohio Power was passing through the extra costs for low- sulfur western coal to both oth- er smaller power companies it serves and its residential cus- tomers. A spokesman for Ohio Power, in Canton, Monday denied the claim that it had overcharged customers, and said the utility is considering filing an appli- cation for a rehearing in the case. "We do not believe the com- mission's order for a refund is either reasonable or said C. A. Heller, executive vice president. "We deny that we have recovered more than permitted from application of the fuel adjustment clause and feel that the evidence presented should have made that abun- dantly clear. "The undisputed evidence in the hearing established that Ohio Power recovered mil- lion less in fuel revenue than its fuel Heller said. The company, the largest coal burner in the state, serves over customers in east- ern Ohio. The largest portion of the re- fund called for by Brown, but rejected by the PUCO, centered on Ohio Power's use of low sul- fur coal at its Gavin station. The state has had on again, off again sulfur dioxide emission regulations that, when in effect, force coal burners to switch to the low sulfur variety or install costly smoke stack scrubbers. The attorney general said Ohio Power's contracting for low sulfur coal, a more ex- pensive commodity than Ohio's high sulfur variety, was "clear- ly imprudent and unreason- able." The commission staff re- sponded: "In judging the reason- ableness of the company's deci- sions, however, it is necessary to look at those decisions at the time they were made, and not to rely soley on the benefits of hindsight. From September 1974, to August' 1976, a great deal of uncertainty existed with respect to sulfur emission standards in Ohio." Heckman, although not at Monday's has com- plained about the uncertainty Ohio coal users have faced be- cause of the sulfur emissions standards. Otl and advise the President on consumer-related the White House said Monday in a statement. Carter appointed R. Keith Higginson, director of the Idaho Department of Water Resources, as U.S. Com- missioner of Reclamation. CLEVELAND (AP) Jury deliberations began Monday on kidnaping charges against for- mer Chessie railroad employe Asnby G. Leach as his attorney offered to plea bargain in ex- change for the railroad's prom- ise to participate in a veterans' job training program. Leach himself vowed to starve himself until the Chessie System "Itts the veterans have the G.I. Bill." The jury recessed for the day at 6 p.m. and was to resume deliberations at 9 a.m. Tues- day. WASHINGTON (AP) Egypt's President Anwar Sadat served notice Monday that "the Palestinian cause" is the core of the Arab-Israeli conflict. "No progress whatsoever can be achieved so long as this problem remains he told President Carter during an arrival ceremony at the White House. Referring to Carter's public endorsement of a "homeland" for Palestinian refugees, Sadat told the President: "You came very close to the proper reme- dy." But prodding Carter to go further, Sadat said, "What is needed is the establishment of a political entity where the Pal- estinians can, at long last, be a community of citizens, not a group of refugees. ''The humanitarian dimension of their plight is merely one of the aspects of the problem. Their yearning to exercise their normal rights remains the heart of the issue." The apparent diversion in views between Sadat and Car- ter is not a minor matter. Sadat, who publicly cham- Index Comics Classified Deaths Editorials Financial Jeane Dixon Sports Pages Television Women's Page Bridge Column 7 B 4-5 B 5 A 4 A 6 B 7 A 2-3 B 8 B 6 A 8 A pions the Palestinian cause, seemed to be pressing for na- tional statehood, although he al- tered his text to say "normal rights" instead of "national rights." Carter, who referred to the Palestinians as refugees, as the Israelis do, left considerable room for interpretation. The "homeland" he endorsed could be either an independent state or an enclave of Jordan under King Hussein's control. The Carter-Sadat meeting, Carter's first with an Arab leader, began in the Oval Office and moved to the Cabinet Room. Sadat's visit will last three days In welcoming Sadat, Carter steered clear of sensitive is- sues This contrasted with his statement while greeting Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin last month that the Jewish state is entitled to "defensible which implied retention of some of the Arab territory captured in the 1967 war. The closest the President came Monday to touching on a controversy was to point out that m the Middle East there are "opportunities for im- proved trade, economic benefits, for citizens there to end the military arms race" and live in harmony with one another. Sadat is determined to ask for U.S. arms, including "lots" of F5 fighter planes and TOW antitank missiles. Delivery could begin a "retooling of Egyptian forces along U.S. he said. Health Levy Talks Slated A resolution to request Mus- kingum County commissioners to place a levy on November ballot will be discussed at a meeting of Zanesville Muskin- gum County General Health District board. The session will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at Maria Adornetto Restaurant. The board also will discuss, rehiring of a formerly laid off public health sanitarian and a public health nurse. IN SPA PERI i   

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