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   Indiana Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - October 3, 1977, Indiana, Pennsylvania                                The Indiana County Area Newspaper That Serves Every Member of the Family TEDDY You can instantly recognize a sensible intelligent person by the way he immediately agrees with you Vol 79 ue tttmj Four Sections Copyright 1977 Indiana Printing and Publishing Company All Rights Reserved Indiana Pennsylvania Monday October 3 1977 ThirtyTwo Pages Fifteen Cents Filibustering Senators Need Two More Votes WASHINGTON API Two liberal senators filibustering to keep natural gas under federal control say they are within two votes of victory as the Senate deadlock enters its third week Although two tests have dem onstrated that supporters of natural gas deregulation have the votes to win Democratic Sens James Abourezk of South Dakota and Howard Metzen baum of Ohio are vowing to continue their filibuster in the name of lower home heating costs We are good for another 10 days or two Abourezk said after a rare weekend Sen ate session and Metzenbaum are pinning their hopes on a tie floor vote Vice President Walter K Mondale would then have to break the deadlock by voting for the Carter administrations plan to continue controls In an important vote last week supporters of deregula tion won 50 to 44 But lor a potential parlia mentary advantage Abourezk voted with his opponents meaning the true vote was 49 to 45 With Sen Pete Domenici K willing to switch and vote for the federal controls if his vote would make the differ ence that leaves a twovote margin to reach a tie Predicting that some minds would be changed over the weekend Abourezk said he thinks the momentum is in our Majority Leader Kobert C Byrd said he expected the issue to be decided by Wednesday But as long as the filibustering senators refuse to agree to a time for a vote there is little Byrd can do to force the issue The Carter administration had originally proposed raising the price ceiling on natural gas to per thousand cubic feet but the President has since agreed to a compromise of The Presidents allies argue that while gas producers may need higher prices to provide enough incentive to find new reserves gas does not need to be deregulated And a final congressional de cision must await action by a HouseSenate conference com mittee Because the House has ap proved Carters ceiling Senate supporters of deregula tion quietly acknowledge they anticipate a joint committee will vote a higher ceiling than but will not approve deregulation As the Senate resumed the seemingly endless natural gas debate that has blocked almost all other business the House scheduled work on a com prehensive proposal to make it easier for labor unions to or gan ixe The measure would punish recalcitrant companies that il legally block union recruiting efforts speed procedures for joining unions and require im mediate reinstatement of any worker fired for union activity Republican House members were expected to make a fer vent effort to block considera tion of the bill which has the Carter administrations sup port Labor leaders say the bill is needed to offset the delaying tactics of companies that use loopholes in the National Labor Relations Act to repeatedly block their employes from join ing unions Tho Sena te F o r c i gn Relations Committee holds its third and final week of hearings on treaty this week with former President Gerald R Ford former California Gov Ronald Reagan and former Secretaries ol State Dean Rusk and Henry A Kissinger invited to testify A ratification vote is not expected until next year however At Her Indira Gandhi Arrested NEW DELHI India API Indira Gandhi prime minister of India for 11 years until her election defeat last March was arrested today on charges of misusing her position Eyewitnesses said a large squad of agents from Indias central bureau of investigation took Mrs Gandhi 59 into cus tody at her New Delhi home Mrs Gandhi was charged with acquiring 104 vehicles through misuse of her official position Indias national news agency reported A large crowd assembled out side Mrs Gandhis home as soon as supporters learned of the raid and while she was still inside They chanted Long live Indira Shortly after the plainclo thesmen arrived supporters of Mrs Gandhi issued a statement in her name charging that the arrest is a political one It is to prevent me from going to the people It is an attempt to dis credit me in their eyes and the eyes of the Sources close to her house hold said Mrs Gandhi de manded that the bureau agents take her away in handcuffs but they explained this was not cus tomary in such cases In her statement Mrs Gandhi said even though she lost her individual liberty for a time her supporters must be prepared to tight the very real threat to the countrys self The arrest came as Mrs Gandhi appeared to be making what political sources said was the first tentative move toward a comeback after here election defeat in parliamentary voting last March Traffic Limited To One Way On Route 56 Bridge ARMAGH Traffic on Buena Vista Bridge over Black Lick Creek two miles west of Armagh on Route 56 has been limited to onelane while re pairs are made to the back walls of the bridge abutments A spokesman for the Penn sylvania Department of Trans portation said that the one way traffic went into effect this morning He said that re pairs should be completed sometime this week The work is being clone by crews from the Indiana County Maintenance Department of PennDOT PennDOT has asked for the cooperation of the motoring public while the repairs are being made Hold 7 9 Hostages Terrorists Seeking Asylum In N Africa FIREMEN HOLD OPEN HOUSE Members of the In diana Fire Association show two local residents how to use fire extinguishers during the fire departments open house Sunday at the firehall An estimated 750 persons toured the firehall during the open house Souvenir pic tures were taken of 160 children Pictured here left to right are fireman Larry Treese Devon Duffy and Tracy Ward with extinguishers and firemen Terry Manges and Rick Byerly Gazette photo by Bechtel Called Imposed Joint Declaration For ArabIsraeli Peace Criticized By The Associated Press The Israeli cabinet Sen Hen ry Jackson and George Meany sharply criticized the new joint declaration of prin ciples for an ArabIsraeli peace agreement while the Palestine Liberation Organization and other Arabs called it a positive step toward peace The declaration issued Saturday as part of the effort to get ArabIsraeli peace negotiations in Geneva started before the end of the year urg ed Israel to recognize the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and give them a role in the Geneva conference The statement also called for Israel to withdraw from terri tories occupied during the 1967 war the creation of demili tarized zones manned by United Nations troops or ob servers to protect Israels se curity and possible participa tion of the United States and the Soviet Union in inter national guarantees of Israels borders Israeli leaders asserted that the declaration would stiffen Arab policy and hamper efforts to reconvene the peace confer ence which met briefly in De cember 1973 The Israelis con tended the call for Palestinian participation would open the door to the PLO and to creation of an independent Palestinian state both of which Israel re jects The Israelis have said they will accept Palestinian repre sentatives in a Jordanian dele Seven gation but they must not be leaders of the PLO Finance MinisterSimha Ehrl ich presiding over the weekly cabinet meeting in place of ail ing Prime Minister Menahem Train Rams Truck 10 Dead APPLE CROP A strong apple crop has bloomed in Pennsyl vania assuring customers of stable prices See de tails on page 11 ANOTHER LOOK Its been two years since it became known that the James River was polluted by a toxic white powder called Kepone Today hundreds of scien tists engineers and health officials are working to clean up the James once one of Americas richest sources of marine life Story on page three OTHER FEATURES Business Dear Local Lottery Womens Gazette Classified Ad Phone 3494949 PLANT CITY Kla AP I did everything in my power to stop it but there just wasnt enough says the engi neer of an Amtrak passenger train that slammed broadside into a pickup truck and killed 10 persons seven of them chil dren Florida Highway patrolmen at the scene of the Sunday night accident said there were no sur vivors in the camperbacked truck None of the 40 passengers in the train was injured Troopers said they thought the victims were migrant work ers They said it may be a day or so before firm iden tifications are made Early reports indicated that two adults were in the cab and one adult and seven children ages 110 were in a camper perched atop the truck bed The camper was wrenched off and crushed almost beyond rec ognition Investigators said late Sun day that they believed they had removed all of the bodies but because of the darkness and thick underbrush would again sift through the charred twisted wreckage today Police investigators said they found a purse with identi fication cards indicating some of the victims were from Bush nell in northern Florida Pete Medley engineer on the ChicagotoSt Petersburg route of the Floridian said he tried his best to stop The engineer said he was 200 feet from the crossing when he first saw the said Plant City police Sgt Lee Can dis The crossing was marked with flashing Witnesses said the crossing lights were working and the train whistle was blowing but the truck went across the tracks in an apparent attempt to beat the train The crossing is located about 25 miles due east of Tampa in a rural area billed as the strawberry capital of the The train traveling at speeds estimated at up to 70 miles per hour crushed the pickup and pushed it about half a mile down the tracks The vehicle exploded into flames that Kire Chief Lester Evans of nearby Dover said could be seen for one mile Begin said the declaration was the first signs that the super powers want to impose a solu The statement is not accept See Page 6 Column 7 Its Going To Get Cold Those winds out of the north will be bringing us some more unusually cool weather ac cording to our weatherman Chief Tommy Hawk The Chief says that clear ing and cold weather is ex pected tonight with a chance of frost in out lying areas and a low tempera ture inthe mid to upper 30s Tuesday will be sunny with a high in the upper 50s while it will be fair and cold Wednesday and a chance of showers forecast for Thursday BEIRUT Lebonon AP Five Japanese terrorists who hijacked a Japanese airliner over India five days ago head ed for North Africa today with 19 hostages and six other ter rorists looking for asylum As the Japan Air Lines DC8 started across the Mediterra nean from Syria it radioed the Cyprus air traffic control cen ter that it was going to Algeria One American was among the captives still aboard the plane Just before leaving Damascus the hijackers told the control tower the rest of the hostages would be released at their final destination But they did not disclose where that would be There was speculation that if Algeria refused to give the ter rorists refuge they would turn to Libya or South Yemen two Arab countries with radical governments which have ac cepted hijackers and other ter rorists in the past The hijack ers are members of the ultra leftist Japanese Red Army which works closely with the radical Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine The jetliner flew to the Mid dle East Sunday after a 4 2 day siege at the airport in Bangladesh Dacca and re fueled at Kuwait and Dam ascus The takeoff from the Syrian capital was delayed while Japanese and Syrian offi cials tried to get more hostages released but the hijackers re fused There were 156 persons aboard when the terrorists seiz ed control of the Paristo Tokyo plane early Wednesday after it took off from Bombay The hijackers freed 115 of their hostages in Dacca seven more in Kuwait and 10 in Dam ascus That left 12 captive pas sengers and the crew of seven aboard along with the five hi jackers and six terrorists freed from Japanese prisons in re sponse to the hijackers de mands The Japanese govern ment also paid a ransom of million Twelve Americans were iboard the plane when it was hijacked the airline said Nine were freed in Dacca and two in Damascus leaving one still aboard today The airline iden tified him as Thomas Phelan of San Francisco a State Department employe Two other Californians Wil liam D McLean 46 of Alamo and Eric Weiss 30 of Sn Francisco were freed along with eight Japanese passengers in Damascus McLean is execu tive vice president of a tugboat and barge company The airline sent a plane from Tokyo to Dacca today to fly the treed hostages to Bangkok en route to Tokyo The hijackers were believed to have boarded the plane in Bombay and were armed with automatic weapons grenades and plastic explosives One treed hostage a Japa nese woman said the terrorists did not hurt any of the passen gers But an American mis sionary Jena be Caldwell 51 of Anchorage Alaska said he saw the hijackers pistolwhip a Saudi Arabian passenger twice and club others on the head Caldwell and California banker John Gabriel 60 were hospitalized in Dacca but both were released after treatment HIJACKERS ROUTE The map shows the route taken by the airliner hijacked Wednesday by five Japanese ter rorists The plane left Syria today headed for North Af rica with 19 hostages still aboard AP Laserphoto Gains Budget May Be Reopened HARR1SBURG AP More and more Democrats and Republicans in the House want to reopen the state budget and make cuts instead of raising state taxes That includes Democrats who voted in August to pass a state budget that postponed un til now the fight over funding of stateaided colleges They say in interviews that they feel enough money can be collected in current taxes to fund the colleges by reducing the state spending plan passed in August As a result if Democratic leaders attempt a tax vote this week they could find them selves easily 30 or more votes short ol the 102 they need for a tax hike 1 intend to vote against a tax said Rep Frank Meluskey DLehigh one ot the last House members to switch his vote and help pass the budget It there are not enough tax votes he added then I will find it necessary to support re opening the budget Rep Fred Trello another member who voted for the budget said the only way he could vote for the proposed million tax hike is if half of it is tunneled back to the local boroughs and townships Thirty per cent of my peo ple live on fixed income and damn it the programs man dated by the state and federal government do nothing but increase he said Ive heard through state Sen i Ed Early that they are thinking about reopening the budget If its better if it has cuts in it and nonpreferreds college Ill vote for Trello said Early a crucial Democratic See Page 6 Column 2 TRAGIC ACCIDENT Ten persons were killed seven of them young children when an Amtrak train smashed this pickup truck broadside near Plant City Sunday night crushing it and carrying it about onehalf mile down the track where it exploded in flames Crews are trying here to clear the track AP Laserphoto Obituaries on Page 26 BROCIOUS Linda Lee 26 Dayton FINK David 73 Youngstown Ohio ior merly of Blairsville LEVANDOSK1 Stanley 53 Punxsutawney RE1SINGER Raymond 70 Josephine WORK Mary 75 Punx sutawney LATE DEATHS NIMMO Robert 72 Clymer   

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