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Indiana Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - September 11, 1976, Indiana, Pennsylvania Indiana 28 Erie Prep 0 Homer Center 19 Saltsburg B Punxsutawney 12 Stofe College 0 Union 40 Shannock Valley 24 tiffonier 16 Blainville 2 Portage 20 Northern Cambria IB tdgewood 12 Purchase Line 6 See details on sports pages 1315 TEDDY The Indiana County Area Newspaper That Serves Every Member of the Family One of the best things to be said for outdoor cooking is that it keeps all the freeloaders out of the house Vol 77 61 JnMana Five Sections Copyright 1976 Indiana Printing and Publishing Company All Rights Reserved Indiana Pennsylvania Saturday September 11 1976 Thirtyeight Pages Fif Hijackers Ask Independent LondonBound With Jetliner HARDY FANS BRAVE THE RAIN A light rainfall last night didnt dampen the spir c Ci its of these Purchase line High School football faithful It was a sad ending for the End Strike Red Dragons as they drppped a narrow 126 encounter to visiting Edgewood Gazette Photo By Beale KEFLAVIK Iceland AP Croatian nationalists demand ing independence from Yugo slavia hijacked a New Yorkto Chicago jetliner Friday night forced it to Canada and then to Iceland where it landed early today for refueling on its way to London After commandeering the plane Friday night the hijack ers directed New York City po lice to a bomb planted in mid Manhattan that exploded and killed a policeman Icelandic civil aviation au thorities said the plane was ex pected to be on the ground about 45 minutes before taking off for London It was not clear where the hijackers might take the plane after London A Navy station manned by about American serv icemen is situated near the air port here Airport sources said naval authorities would probably play a key role in any negotiations with the Croatians After its takeoff from New York the skyjackers first di verted the Trans World Airlines Boeing 727 to Montreal and then to Gander New foundland where they released 33 passengers TWA officials in New York City said earlier that the plane carried 92 persons 85 passen gers and a crevv of seven The release of 33 passengers would mean 52 passengers were still aboard the plane Canadian au thorities however said mere were 54 passengers remaining aboard They did not give the number of crew members Because the jet lacked na vigational equipment for the transoceanic flight a longer range TWA Boeing 707 was flown in from New Yorkand guided it to the Keflavik air port The halfdozen or so hijack ers who said they had a bomb een Cents on the plane demanded world wide publication of a pleat for Croatian independence From Montreal they directed pdlice to a bomb planted in New York Citys Grand Central Station The device exploded as offiters tried to dismantle it killing one officer and injuring three oth ers A released passenger later told relatives that one of hi jackers was a woman The hijackers warned that another bomb would explode somewhere in the United States unless five major nbws papers printed in their editions See Page 2 Column 7 Jetliners Collide Killing 176 Persons BELGRADE Yugoslavia AP Yugoslav authorities today were questioning several air traffic controllers on the one chance in 10 dair collision that killed all 176 persons aboard two jetliners the worstaviation collision ever Sources in Zagreb the city whose airport tower was con trolling the British and Yugo slav jetliners when they col lided Friday said no charges had been filed against the con trollers Investigators were believed to be checking the possibility that the crash was caused by an error by ground personnel in assessing the planes altitude as they approached each other in one of the busiest air corridors in the world The two planes a threejet Trident of British Always and a twojet DC9 of the Yugoslav charter airline InexAdria collided at about feet in a clear blue sky Friday morning Through Committee Amendment To Obscenity Bill OKd By Senate HARR1SBURG AP A bill passed by a Senate com mittee could put an end to motorists craning their necks to catch a glimpse of an Xrated film at drivein theaters An amendment to the bill bans pornography from public view But movies considered obscene still can be played as long as the material in the movies is not thrust onto the people passing said State Sen Louis Hill The revised legislation gutted the original bill sponsored by State Rep Martin Mullen D who wanted obscene material completely banned But Hill chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee which approved the bill Friday said Wo shouldnt prohibit people from seeing it pornog raphy i if thats what they want to Mullen said in a telephone in terview he couldnt support the revised legislation If youre going to prohibit hardcore pornography you have to prohibit it all the said Mullen one of the legisla tures most outspoken critics of abortion pornography and di vorce The amended version is a little hotter than what we have now hut it doesnt solve the he said We dont want these places on our The bill still would make it il legal to show or sell pornogra phy to minors If the Senate approves the re vised bill it must go back to the House for concurrence By a tie vote the committee rebuffed an attempt by State Sen Robert Jubelirer RA1 toona to allow each county to determine its own standards of what is obscene Under the bill a statewide standard would be used which moans most obscenity cases most likely would wind up be fore the state Supreme Court and rained debris over Croatian farmland near Zagreb in northern Yugoslavia The debris killed a Yuglosav woman working on her farm and caused one boy to cry out to his father that bombs were falling on their farm The father said he became sickened when he realized some of the falling objects were bodies An official statement was ex pected to be issued later today as the Yugoslav investigation continued There was no firm word on how many air con trollers were detained Yugoslav courts in the past have given stiff sentences to persons convicted of causing deaths in such accidents After 153 were killed in a train de railment in Zagreb in August the received a 15year jail sentence and his assistant eight years Both admitted they had fallen asleep and allowed their train to gain excessive speed A spokesman for InexAdria indirectly blamed the aircon trollers for the crash by saying that planes at that altitude were the absolute responsi bility of controllers on the ground He said human error of the crew was completely ex cluded as a cause of the crash II was a frontal collision in said a spokesman for British Airways The BA Trident was carrying 54 passengers mostly Britons and Turks and one or two Americans and a crew of nine from London to Istanbul The Yugoslav plane was en route from the Yugoslav resort of Split to Cologne Germa ny with a crew of five and 108 passengers mostly West Ger man tourists returning from the Adriatic resort Ridge Teachers OK Pact Teachers in the ApolloRidge School District voted Friday night to accept a new three year contract thus ending their fourdayold strike which began Tuesday Classes in the district are to beginMonday William Toland president of the 115member ApolloRidge Education Association said that the teachers voted to ac cept the pact at a meeting at the Apollo Elks Country Club He said that the proposed settlement provides raises of a year for each year of the contract The increases he said apply to the whole pay scale In addition the contract pro vides a dental plan for employ es in the second year and den tal coverage for families in the third year Mr Toland said the agree ment is in line with what teachers in other districts have received but added that it was unfortunate that the associ ation had to strike to get it He said that AR teachers will lose two days this year as plans call for making up only two of the four days lost Final details of the settle ment were worked out at a meeting of board and associ ation negotiators Friday after noon The contract still must go to a vote before the AR school board which is expected to ac cept it Dr Harry Ray superinten dent said that classes for the districts students will begin Monday He said that buses will be in operation and that district cafeterias will be ppen Todays scheduled football game with Riverview at Oak mont was to be played as scheduled Carter Horfie Ford Stays At Capital route is traced on the map above The dashed line indicates a longerrange Boeing 707 that was flown in from New York to guide the hi jacked plane to Keflavik Iceland Latest reports said the plane took off from Iceland headed for London AP Laserphoto Map End 21Hour Wait Police Capture Six Skyjackers iiiiiiiiiHHHiiiiiuiimiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiniiMiiiim Solemn Mourners File Through Peking Hall Obituaries on Page 7 FORSHA Mrs Sara M Winters 61 Blairsville GERHEIM Louis Page 55 Ford City RD 3 SPELLMAN George 63 Latrobe formerly of Homer City Gatti Drugs open Sunday Round Si Polka Dance GracetonCoral Sportsmen Club 91 Jolly Hops Dance Eagles Indiana Jet Tones TOKYO API Led by rep resentatives of the Communist party the government and the army solemn mourners began filing through Pekings Great Hall of the People today to pay final respects to the late Chair man Mao Tsetung The Chinese government an nounced shortly after the death of the 82yearold revolutionary leader Thursday that his body would lie in state in the Great Hall for seven days beginning today At the end of the week long mourning period a mam moth memorial rally will be held in Tien An Men Gate of Heavenly Peace Square next Saturday to commemorate Mao After political and military leaders passed by Maos body representatives of the workers peasants soldiers and other 4 walks of life poured into the massive structure on Tien An Men Square Japanese news re ports from Peking said The re ports did not give an estimate of the number of mourners The official Chinese news agency Hsinhua reported that a portrait of Mao draped in black hung in the center of the square The national flag flew at halfstaff in the square and on all buildings of the capital Hsinhua said The solemn strains of the Internationale fill the the agency said In offices barracks factories and mines enterprises shops peoples communes schools and neighborhood communities the eight million people of the city are gathering to mourn Chairman Maos There was no indication that any foreigners were included in the first days services It had been announced earlier that no foreign dignitaries would be in vited from outside China While there still was no hint of who might succeed Mao founder of the Peoples Repub lic of China in 1949 Radio Pe king and Hsinhua said the peo ple of China had pledged to rally closely around the Com munist party Central Com mittee and turn their grief into A power struggle has been going on in China since Pre mier Chou Enlai Maos chief deputy died last February But it was not considered likely that formal steps would be taken to name a successor to Mao until after the period of mourning ends and perhaps even longer than that LAHORE Pakistan AP Police ended a 21hour waiting game early today and stormed a hijacked Indian Airlines jet at Lahore airport capturing six skyjackers and freeing seven crew members who had been held hostage Foreign Ministry officials said The 71 passengers aboard the twinengine Boeing 737 com mandeered while on a domestic flight over India had been re leased earlier There were no injuries re ported among the passengers and crew But it was not learn ed immediately whether any of the hijackers or police were hurt Pakistani officials refused to discuss the details of the com mandostyle raid or give the nationalities or other descrip tion of the hijackers But sources in New Delhi said all of VW State Sign First Documents HARRISBURG APIAttor neys lor Volkswagen Chrysler Corp and the state have signed the first legal documents to br ing the West German auto maker tu Westmoreland Coun ty The Greensburg TribuneRe view said the papers wore to be signed in the law offices of Peppier Hamilton and Speaker Friday Additional documents will reviewed and signed Mon day and Tuesday in Harrisburg with the final agreement sched uled to be signed on Wednes day when Volkswagen will have legal access to the unused assembly plant near New Stan ton The closing of the mil lion deal assumes that five lo cal taxing bodies will agree to straight payment in lieu of tax es but so far but only two of them have agreed to that plan them were Asians and the pilot told reporters the gangs leader spoke Urdu a principal lan guage on the Indian subcon tinent The pilot Reddy said the hijackers first demanded to be taken to Libya but then changed their destination to Lahore when he told them his fuel supply was too limited Government officials here would not divulge the demands made by the hijackers during subsequent negotiations The Pakistani Foreign Minis try scheduled a briefing for lat er today According to officials of the two governments the hijackers took over the plane at pistol point shortly alter it left New Delhis Palam International Airport on a flight for Jaipur at 7 local time Friday liDT Reddy said he was hustled into the bathroom of the plane after having touched the con trol panel of the cockpit de spite the hijackers orders not to touch the By The Associated Press Jimmy Carter haunted by antiabortion protestors and weary after a week on the road appears increasingly annoyed by President Fords refusal to leave the White House for the campaign trail Carter returned home to Plains on Friday night ending an 11state tour in which he was shadowed and some times drowned out by protest ors who dislike his stand on abortion But the Democratic presidential nominee declared his initial campaign trip a success after five days of speeches handshaking and a colorful fireworks and flare lighted parade through the streets of Chicago President Ford has seen no demonstrators as he concen trates on a campaign strategy designed to make him look at home in the White House and busy with presidential chores While Carter was campaign ing through the Eastern states and deep into the Midwest Kord ventured from the White House only once for a speech to the Jewish service group Bnai Brith at its convention in Washington And the contrast between the campaign strategies obviously was beginning to grate on the Chief Predicts A Clear Weekend Chief Tommy Hawk has put in his bid for a clear weekend to watch football and attend the Eastern Orthodox Founda tion Festival There will be variable cloudiness to day with highs in the KOs then clearing tonight with lows in Ihe 50s Sunday will be mostly sunny and mild with highs around 70 Zero chance of rain tonight and Sunday GREEN VS HEINZ The fall campaign for the Senate seat in Pennsylvania has just begun and John Heinz and William Green are already throwing verbal punc hes See story on page 4 MINUTE MEN OF TODAY The Army Reserve unit assigned at Indiana on Route 119 North will hold an open house Sun day Sept 19 for details see page one of the second section OTHER FEATURES Democratic nominee We have a President whos not campaigning among the people Im not hiding Im out meeting Carter said Thursday It wasj a theme he hit more and monj often during the week And as antiabortion pickets tried to shout him down in Chi cago he said i was good for candidates to be exposed to those who disagree with them But by Friday Carter was more insistent I think its lime now for Mr Ford to come forward and ex plain about his Car ter said in a speech to the In ternational Association of Ma ehinists Aerospace Workers convention in Hollywood Fla But hes not doing that Thejtime to debate tough issues as you know is during an election campaign But hes out meeting people in factory shift lines shopping centers in the streets union halls Hefs hiding in the White House willing to face the Ameripan people and to account for vjhat hes done We Dernocrpts have always run on our Carter told them Sometirnes weve made mistakes But we never have been afraid to go out and listen to questions and give our ex cuses our reasons and learn in the process to be better in the Ford was to respond from the Whitq House to indi vidual Carter statements but he still plans io formal cam paign appearance before next Wednesday when he will make a speech at the University of Michigan His aides say they doubt therell be much more after that at least the end of September UMW Heads Policies Criticized PITTSBURGH API Lee Hoy Patterson a United Mine Worker official from Kentucky has announced plans to oppose UMW President Arnold Miller in the upcoming election Patterson is the center of an International executive board action has opposed Millers policies and criticized Millers to end wildcat strikes in the Coalfields However Patterson had long protested that he did not have ambitions tor in the union I was sincere when I made those statements but 1 see the condition this union has gotten into and 1 fee it is my duty to do everything possible to save this Ifatterson said His announcement may be come a unifying force for a Local iuinu a unuying lorce lor a number of antiMiller factions at the UMW convention which opens in Cincinnati Sept 23
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