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   Lebanon Daily News (Newspaper) - March 10, 1977, Lebanon, Pennsylvania                                GOOD EVENING It wed to be If yw wuted hwft to ttud tUU M tied him to hitcbiif pott Today you place a bet OB kirn 105th Year No 156 Lebanon LEBANON THURSDAY EVENING MARCH WEATHER Partly cloudy tonight with patchy fog toward daybreak Low in the mid to upper 40s Cloudy and not as mild Friday High in the low to mid 60s 15 CENTS Terrorists Warn Sr Citizens Firemen To Meet Friday By BERNARD SHIRE Dally News Staff Members of city council the Senior Center of Lebanon Valley and the Independent Fire Co will meet Friday even ing in an attempt to work out some kind of compromise that will allow the construction of a senior center and new fire com pany at the old Harrison School The project has run into prob lems because the lowest bid for Fund For Victims Is Started Boscovs will assist in raising funds in Lebanon County for the financial campaign being staged on behalf of victims of the recent Tower City area mine disaster Don Miles manager of Bos covs here said he is heading the county portion of the drive that was initiated by the Inde pendent Miners Association Boscovs has also contributed to the fund that has in large donations Miles explained that after the Independent Miners Associa tion organized the fund drive a board of trustees was named to handle the money It comprises Horace Sagner manager of the Hegins office of the American Bank and Trust Dr Maynard Herring Valley View Henry Bowman Sac ramento secretary of the Inde pendent Miners Association the Rev James Flurer pastor of the Tower City United Church of Christ and Baylor C Custer Millersburg secretary of the Kocher Coal Co where the dis aster occurred The name of the fund drive is TriValley Charities Tower City Miners Relief Fund The mailing address for con tributions is American Bank the project was more than higher than the amount of money available to accomp lish it Last night council met with more than 20 members of the Independent Fire Co in an at tempt to resolve the problems facing the construction of the facility and decided to have both groups at a joint meeting Friday feel with both groups present the prob lems will be easier to work Councilman George Ross said Architect Shows Figures Also present at the meeting last night was architect John Ray who presented figures showing that the estimates for the project has risen from in August 1976 to a cur rent The lowest bid for the project was from Haldeman and Son Hershey Ray pointed out that much of the additional cost is due to the fact that a lot of damage was done when the school district moved equipment from the school His figures showed additional costs as condition ing city council ap proved items added by senior items added by fire company required items added during working drawings additional electric work in fhe Harrison building as a result of damage and equip ment removed addi tional mechanical work as a re sult of damage and equipment removal and additional general contract work as a re sult of damage Councilman Richard Bleis tine said he did not feel that the city should be responsible for additional work due to damage done at the building Feel Betrayed The firemen told council that they felt thy were being bet rayed by the city in favor of the senior citizens because of what transpired at a meeting bet ween three city councilrnen and Continued on Page 1 Continued on Page City Police Promotions A Battle In Court By BERNARD SHIRE Dally News Staff A court battle appears to be materializing over the question of the recent promotions of sergeants in the city police de partment The number of sergeants on the force will drop from six to four tomorrow but it is up to Mayor George Heverling Jr to decide which sergeants will be demoted That is the jist of a decision by City Solicitor Samuel Weiss in response to a recent request by Mayor Heverling concerning the matter Weiss gave his opinion in a letter to Mayor Heverling but the mayor has not yet seen the document as he is out of town this week The Daily News learned however that the opi nion supports the action taken Photo Return Policy Photographs submitted for publication in the Daily News WILL NOT be returned unless accompanied by a selfaddressed stamped envelope Photos submitted with out a return envelope wil become property of the Daily News and cannot be returned HUBCAP COLLECTION Dave Caruso 1263 S Forge Palmyra displays the approximately 19 hubcaps he has collected from the street in front of his home in recent weeks The hubcaps were lost by motorists who struck a large pothole at the site A PennDOT road crew was at the scene yesterday patching the hole and hopefully Car uso will not be adding to his collection He said drivers who think they may have lost a hubcap in front of his place are welcome to contact him about having the property returned Daily News Photo Infighting Prevents Check Of Assassination Evidence WASHINGTON UPI There is evidence not heard before which suggests the in volvement of others in the deaths of Martin Luther King and John F Kennedy but the House assassination com mittees chief counsel says the panels infighting has pre vented a thorough The committee facing a March 31 termination sought to restore its credibility Wed nesday as Richard Sprague the counsel outlined the progress made so far by the panel which one member says has been more interested in procedure and personality than inves tigating A new chairman in place of Rep Henry Gonzalez and Sprague appa rently safe now as counsel the committee is attempting to con vince Congress the effort is worth making As new Chairman Louis Stokes DOhio presided Wed nesday Sprague told the panel The investigation has been bogged down for weeks and we have been unable to do what I consider a thorough The sum total of infor mation in each case would be in the nature of evidence indicat ing that others may have had knowledge or participated in ar ranging for the assassinations of Dr King and Information in the Ken nedy case indicates there was some prior knowledge of the as CenhniW en Page I Sweepers To Run Again Reading the posted sweeper regulations can save you S5 be ginning Monday Patrolman Carl Potocny reiter ated today Sweeper runs will be resumed Mondav after having been dis by a majority of city council Feb 28 reducing the number of sergeants in the department from six to four The action was part of a change in the table of organization of the police force The Weiss opinion states however that while council has the power to change the number of positions on the force only the mayor can decide who will occupy those positions Suit Being Prepared The Daily News learned this morning that a lawsuit is being prepared by the Fraternal Order of Police FOP on behalf of the men that would be af fected by the council action The ordinance passed Feb 28 goes into effect tomorrow and begin ning tomorrow only four sergeants can be paid Continued on Pooe 4 i UNION la STATION i r1 n CAPITAL newsmap spots the area where a heavily armed Black Muslim sect is holding scores of hostages in a reign of terror in the nations capital The group has al ready killed one person and wounded several others in what was described as revenge for a fouryearold mass killing Three buildings are held by the group and the map spots their location in respect to other well known Washington sites UPI Telephoto Will Kill Hostages If Attacked continued for the winter months Patrolman Potocny said all areas where the sweeper oper ates are posted as to days and times parking is restricted He said tickets will be issued to vio lators WASHINGTON UPI Ha nafi Muslims broadcast a warn ing to police today that any at tempt to free more than 100 hos tages held in three buildings would jeopardize the lives of their prisoners We are Hanafi Muslims to the they said in a mes sage relayed by telephone and radio by Alan Grip one of their prisoners He is press aide to City Council Chairman Sterling Tucker And if the police have any ideas about storming this room it will put all of our lives in im mediate danger as well as the over 100 hostages at Bnai Brith Grip relayed from the Dis trict of Columbia city hall The hostages were taken Wednesday in attacks on city hall the National Islamic Cent er mosque and the national headquarters of Bnai Brith a Jewish service organization One person was shot to death and eight wounded by the ter rorists Maurice Williams 22 a novice reporter for Howard University radio station WHUR was shot to death as he returned from lunch to cover his regular beat in City Hall Three persons were shot and wounded and five others were beaten or stabbed in the attacks Mayor Walter Washington said negotiations with the ter rorists had begun But he de clined to say whether the gun men showed any signs of yielding The terrorists Wednesday demanded that those impris oned for the slayings of seven Hanafi Muslins in 1973 be turned over to them for retribution Grip quoted the raiders at City Haii as saying they are prepared to die because they killed our family This is for all Islam It is not a personal grudge Its just that justice should be he said Dozens of flakjacketed police surrounded the three buildings in the tense standoff as the mayor announced at mid morning that negotiations were Muhammadi All Wallace Muhammed going The terrorists released a woman hostage suffering from chest pains and an ambulance took her to a hospital Seven persons were believed being held in city hall three blocks from the White House About 15 were held at the Na tional Islamic Center a mos que And the message from Grip said over 100 were at the national headquarters of Bnai Brith where the woman was released at midmorning on Page 3 Flood Control Bids Accepted At yesterdays meeting of the Lebanon County Redevelop ment Authority two more steps were taken toward flood control in the City of Lebanon as the authoritys board moved to award bids for the construction of a new bridge across the Quit tapahilla Creek at Sixteenth Street and for the channeliza tion of the creek between Twelfth and Sixteenth Streets Bids on the bridge ranged from to a high of while the bid range for channel work went from up to At the recommendation of the city engineering department the jobs were awarded to the low bidders which in both cases was the H J Williams Co of York The H J Williams Co is involved in constructing the Quittapahilla channel between Sixteenth and Nineteenth Streets for the authority New Bridge Needed It was noted that a new bridge is needed at Sixteenth Street to accommodate the wider size of the new channel The existing PennDOT bridge was con structed to handle a 50year storm volume of water The new channel will have the capacity to carry a year storm thus necessitating the larger span Work on the Sixteenth Street bridge should get underway sometime in late spring and is anticipated to require two to three months to complete The channel work between Twelfth and Sixteenth Streets will begin shortly thereafter with a com pletion date targeted for spring Today In The NEWS NOTICE SUNSET GROCERY FAIR DEMLEITSCOUNTRY MEATS It Ntny UUttrt BtrfMntom rutty ftockvd for Your Connnlonct LAZBOY SHOWCASE SHOPPE AT RECLINER CITY March Carload Sale 1 frt   

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