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   Corsicana Weekly Light (Newspaper) - December 5, 1974, Corsicana, Texas                                WORLD Briefly Hijackers Due Trial A reliable Palestine Liberation Organization source in Cairo said today that Tunisia will hand over to the PLO for trial the four gunmen who hijacked a British airliner and killed a West German If a trial takes place it would be the first guerrilla tribunal for Palestinian terrorists have been handed over to the PLO in the but never have come to Saturn Next Target MOUNTAIN AP With Pioneer 11s conquest of Jupiter scientists today planned for its next desti nation a twobillionmile giant leap for a peek at If the power holds I have no doubt that Pioneer 11 will be alive and working well at Saturn in said John National Aeronautics and Space Administrations Pioneer project Scientists huddled here at NASAs Ames Research Center which controls the Pioneer spacecraft to discuss possible approach They want one that would allow the nuclear unmanned vehicle to collect the most information while at the same time avoiding flying meteoroids in Saturns strange phenonema which have baffled While they Pioneer 11 sent Earth bound scientists more information about Its telescope painted the planet as a orange and white striped basketball as the spacecraft departed from the north Joint Exercise Planned SPACE Houston AP Engineers at the Johnson Space Center here today plan to conduct a joint spacecraft tracking practice with the Soviet using the Russian Soyuz 16 as the target The exercise is a warm up for the launch next summer of the joint mission called Apollo Soyuz Test Engineers here have been tracking Soyuz a manned Russian craft orbiting the since Starting the tracking data will be taken here and compared with similar data gathered by Soviet space stations monitoring the Trudeau Talking WASHINGTON AP The first meeting between President Ford and Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau is being held in an atmosphere touched with a growing The two hours set aside for the meeting today is part of a private visit by Trudeau that Canadian diplomats say is not issue Crew Wasnt Alarmed WASHINGTON AP The crew of the Trans World Airlines jet that crashed near Washington killing all 92 displr jd no alarm or any indication they felt they were in danger in the minutes before the ae smashed into a the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board said Chairman John Reed said the crew was acting professionally and there was no ex traneous conversation in the final minutes before the Preliminary indications are that there was no indication of alarm in the he said in a telephone Ive only heard the tape the cockpit voice recorder tape that records the comments of the crew once but we are getting an excellent Reed said the plane was in level flight when it slammed into the top of about 20 miles west of Dulles International Action Line Last year the citizens of Corsicana were urged not to burn Christmas lights in order to conserve What is the status this year on putting up lights for the Christmas holidays The energy crisis is not as but though the attendant publicity given to it has there remains a need to conserve There wont be a ban on Christmas decorations by federal officials this but they are advising wise and judicious use of holiday lights to conserve This was the word this week from Delbert Southwest regional administrator for the Federal Energy Administration from Action Line answers questions of general interest in the Golden Questions may be addressed to the Corsicana Daily Box Texas Questions should include the address and telephone number of the but neither the name or address of the writer will be Whats Inside Bowen was elected chairman of the schools Human Relations Committee in its organizational meeting Benny and George longtime recall the good old days of Kerens City Council Tuesday discussed ways to pay for the citys share of updated wastewater treatment including a possible raise in sewer Increasing cloudiness tonight and Warmer today through High this af ternoon lower low tonight mid and high Thursday upper Winds southeasterly 715 miles an hour becoming southerly 1222 miles an hour High yesterday 58 and low this morning 79 24 TEXAS 75110 DECEMBER 1974 Builders Object City Passes Ordinance On Flood Construction PawWeary Pooch Ronwyn of suburban South steadies her while giving him a AP Wirephoto Shots Fired in High Speed Chase Suspects Wreck Car A high speed chase in which shots were fired at pursuing police before the car wrecked out on Emhouse road a mile north of Corsicana last night has left one man hospitalized Sky Doubleheader Coming 13 NEW YORK AP Friday the 13th this month will be a good day for sky watchers a partial solar eclipse for most of North America in the morning and a meteor shower that For the United the eclipse will be most extensive in the 60 to 70 per The effect will diminish to the south and to 19 per cent at Los Angeles at After sunset that the sky should be lit up with shooting or falling stars particles of matter burning up as they enter the earths atmos Called the the radiating from the constellation will in crease in intensity during the They will reach a peak in early morning hours Satur with perhaps as many as 80 visible an The average should be 50 an The which begins in New York City at will be visible in North America except in the North the north coast of South the north Atlantic south west western Iberia and a small portion of the coast of northwest No area on earth will see a total Maximum cov 83 per occurs at Baffin The eclipse will be visible about three hours at locations of maximum such as New and Extent of coverage at mid point will be Boston 67 per New York Miami Chicago Louis Hous ton Denver Butte Tucson Seattle 43 and Los Angeles But watching the partial ecl ipse directly can be possibly resulting in a per manent loss of the American Optometric Asso with serious injuries and two others in county jail with all three facing multiply charges Confined in county jail Wednesday pending filing of up to 15 Police Public Information Officer Lewis Palos reported this morning are two a Corsicana driver of the and a 31 year old Mexia In Memorial Hospital with a reported broken neck suffered when their outofcontrol car left the highway and overturned in a ditch is another Corsicana man Palos said the cars driver facesDWI charges and all three men face charges of aggravated illegally carrying a a pistol allegedly used in firing on Officers Les Cotten and Terry Teetz fleeing from police and transporting of alcoholic beverages wine for along with almost a dozen traffic The wild interlude Palos as Officers Cotten and Teetz were driving east on East Fifth and heard gunshots from the vicinity of South Seventh and East Seventh As they neared Seventh Street High way they observed a 1966 Ford traveling at high speed almost collide with two other cars at the and gave The car turned off Seventh west on East First Avenue and as it neared North Beaton Street three shots were fired from the passenger side back toward the police but apparently none hit the Officers then radioed headquarters they had been fired on by occupants and in need of assistance from other available units with sheriffs deputies and Highway Patrol cars The chase climaxed a mile north on Emhouse road when the driver lost control and the car overturned into a roadside ditch injuring all The man most seriously in jured was reported by Memorial Hospital to have sustained a fractured neck vertebrae and pain of the back and both The other two men were dismissed after emergency room treatment for lacerations and At no time did pursuing police officers return the Palos as most of the chase occured in a high density residential area lest a bullet hit The incident occured about By GARY EDMONDSON Sun Staff Writer Despite the objections of several local Cor sicanas City Commissioners approved on second and thus made an or dinance providing regulations for development and con struction within flood hazard The led by Ron Butler and Ed argued against the minimum floor elevation in flood prone areas set by the ordinance for over two hours before the com mission acted to approve the ordinance with some The ordinance will read that the floor elevation of homes within a flood prone area must be from the 100 year flood level to three feet above this at the discretion of the city in all future sub As was the case the last time the city had to deal with flood related at its 5 the only vacant seats were those on the city rostrum as Commissioners Bob Scott and were absent and the meeting was seven minutes late in starting due to the late arrival of Commissioner Once under Butler was quick to tell the commission of the dislike of him and other builders with the proposal that would set the minimum floor elevation in flood prone areas at three feet above the 100 year flood The he said would rather see minimum elevation set at the 100 year level he would still be enough to secure flood insurance under the federal City Engineer Tom at whose request the 100 year level plus three feet was in cluded in the replied that the 100 year flood level itself is actually lower than the three feet above the 50 year flood level which he presently requires on new Longley then remarked that as city engineer he must look out for the public welfare and after watching people stack their possessions on tables in anticipation of flood water entering their homes I dont think this three feet is asking too Holmes then told the com mission that compliance with the requirement could require as much as three feet of fill dirt in some a condition which Butler said would cause in creased flooding to houses already under constant threat of In refuting a claim by the builders that other cities are not so Longley cited Dallas where the minimum floor elevation in the flood plain is three feet above the 100 year level and where the yards are required to be two feet above this Im not asking to get the backyards out of the he Im not asking to get the parking lots out of Im asking to get the people out of the Two men caught somewhat in the crossfire Tuesday were Gerald Andrews and Dean Wiles of the Corps of Engineers who had come to the meeting to report their organization would be conducting a study of flood prone areas within existing Corsicana Andrews concurred with the builders contention that the 100 year flood level would be suf ficient to secure flood insurance for but he added he would recommend at least a foot over Walter Erwin warned the commissioners If you con demn the land where the builders want to build it would probably drive the builders out of sending them In any city thats the building industry is a major he In answer to a question from a recent lot buyer about whether he would have to build up his lot before Longley reassured as he was to do others throughout the that the ordinance will only affect new sub not ones already Congress Overrides Gl Bill WASHINGTON AP Con gress has overridden President Fords veto of a per cent increase in most GI education and veterans now in school should get some of their added money in about 15 The votes Tuesday were far above the twothirds majority needed to enact the bill over Fords objections 394 to 10 in the House and 90 to 1 in the Assistant GOP Leader CORSICANA WEEKLY LIGHT Texas 75110 Phone Area Code ARTHUR KEENEY Publisher LELANDCOOK Circulation Manager ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASE WIRES Subscription Rates per year or for six months Second Class Postage Paid at 75110 Notice to the Public Any erroneous reflection upon the standing or reputation of any firm or corporation which may aupear in the columns of this paper will be gladly corrected upon the notice of same being given to the editor personally at the Office of Daily Sun Robert Griffin of Michigan cast the lone Senate vote to back Fords It was the fourth of Fords 15 vetoes The House failed Tuesday to override an other Ford The vote of 249 to 150 in favor of override was 17 votes short of the required The bill would have provided million in tax benefits to victims of several natural The Veterans Administration has for months been keeping its computers geared to rush out the bigger checks for some million veterans receiving ben efits under the education pro The higher payments are retroactive to and VA officials said the back in creases are scheduled to be in checks the veterans should get in about 15 VA officials said the first regular monthly payment with the new increases would be in the January At seven million Vietnamera and four million postKorea veterans are ebgible for education The bill increases monthly payments for fulltime in stitutional training from to for a single from to for a veteran with one and from to with two The rate for each dependent over two is raised from to The bill contains many other liberalizing including allowing reservists and Nation al Guardsmen to count toward benefits their six months of ini tial active duty for provided they later serve on ac tive duty for 12 months or Ford said he had vetoed the GI education bill reluctantly be cause it was The bills backers in the House and Senate disputed saying it was an investment in the future of veterans that would equip them better as citizens and keep them off the rising unem ployment approved by the planning and zoning Bill a vice president at First National told the commission that bank wanted to go on record as being against the proposed After examining information supplied by Butler and Harrison said the bank feels the 100 year level is one we can live One option Longley says all builders have is to improve channels and thereby lower the 100 year flood but the builders later commented that such a move was not economically feasible and would only cause further trouble Longley later answered the charge that building up new lots would only cause more damage to those already saying such is not the He further noted that with a 100 year flood plus three foot maximum level some developments might not need the full three This flexible rule was later inserted into the ordinance making it read the city engineer could require flood plain construction from the 100 year level to three feet above as the situation Erwin and other of the builders suggested approval of See BUILDING Despite City Passes HotelMotel Tax By GARY EDMONDSON Sun Staff Writer Corsicana City Com missioners adopted the hotel motel occupancy tax during its Tuesday night not before the 3 per cent tax on visitors who stay in Corsicana hotels was resoundingly criticized by August Wendorf during a public hearing on the Wendorf called the endorsed by Corsicana hotel motel operators and supported editorially by The a discriminatory and warned the commission that such discriminatory laws have yet to be approved by the Texas Supreme On the matter of taxing visitors to Wendorf suggested to the commissioners If were going to tax why dont you just put someone at each entrance to town with a tin cup and charge people 50 cents for coming through town Wendorf also chided the commissioners on the fact that the occupancy tax is designed to help the tourist trade all of the tax money so gathered must be used solely to publicize the If you want tourists in he if you want revenue to fill these vacant put a rider on that bill to sell wine and hard liquor and youll get enough tax People are coming to towns like Wendorf to get away from such taxes and all that goes with them in the bigger Saying the commission should rise to the welfare of all the people and not to special groups who appear periodically with such special Wendorf noted I can go out here and get people together and sign a petition about a number of Wendorf reiterated his claim that to tie wine and liquor in would bring people basing it on his contention that Corsicana money is keeping places like Malone and In questioning City Attorney Glenn Stewart on the wording of the Wendorf determined that besides hotelmotel oc cupants staying for less than 30 people who rent rooms on a weekly basis will also be subject to the Speaking in favor of the Farouk Qubty discounted Wendorfs proposal to put the matter to a full vote of the expressing his confidence in the Qubty also noted that the tax is designed to bring more people here and it is not costing the people of Corsicana one Carl manager of the Holiday concurred with this judgement saying that when Chamber of Commerce executive vicepresident Rex Carpenter brought the proposal to him he openly worked for its approval among the towns other Norvell also noted that the occupancy if it does bring more people to town through the publicity it will put a lot of money into the pockets of the people of Carpenter then told the commissioners that Corsicana is in competition with 55 other cities who receive money from this tax for the tourist business and relocating The tax money will help tell people about the resources The which consisted of a bare quorum of Mayor Sue and Commissioners Jim Lightfoot and then passed the measure on Fullwoods motion which he prefaced by declaring the only objection he could see to the tax would come from the hostellers themselves since they would have to colelct it and that since they were for it so was Passed on the first reading Tuesday the hotel oc cupancy tax becomes effective when passed on its second At that according to the city will consider a contract with the Chamber of Commerce for the assessment and collection of the Inflation Now WITH A PERSON TO PERSON WANT AD 2 LINES 5 DAYS AND EACH ADDITIONAL LINE ONLY See details in Classified Section or Call 8723033   

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