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   Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - July 20, 1981, Galveston, Texas                                CENTER TODAYS Money Market HutchlngaSaaly National Sank MK atfo Established in 1842 Dedicated to the growth and progress of Galveston and all of Galveston County Member United Press International GALVESTON TEXAS MONDAY MORNING JULY Palestinian guerillas fire rockets at Israel Texas 25 daily 50 Sunday JERUSALEM UPI Palestinian guerillas fired bovietmade Katyusha rockets at two Israeli towns aunaay killing a boy wounding more than a dozen others and threatening to wreck the peace mission of envoy Philip Habib Habib met with Prime Minister Menachem Begin tor 75 minutes Sunday morning in an effort to end the cycle of violence between Israel and the Palestinians ihe meeting took place before the rocket attacks were reported After his meeting with Begin Habib told reporters that the two could not finish their discussion because of some very important appointments on the prime ministers schedule apparently meetings aimed at forming a coalition government They scheduled a second meeting at 11 EDT Israel radio said a 14yearold boy was killed in a rocket attack in the northern Israeli town of Kiryat bnmona and his mother and another Israeli rushed to a hospital seriously wounded The radio reported a dozen other people were also hurt in the attack Israel radio also reported 130mm artillery shells fell on the western Galilee resort town of Nahariya damaging three buildings and slightly injuring two women Three persons were killed in a rocket attack in Nahariya last week prompting Israeli warplanes to pound Palestinian targets in Lebanon in massive reprisal raids Habib arrived in Israel Saturday from Saudi Arabia where he had been trying to work out a solution to the crisis over Syrian missiles in Lebanon President Reaean ordered him to flv to Israel and mediate a ceasefire to end the cycle of Israeli air attacks and Palestinian shellings of Israeli towns Israel Friday sent its warplanes to the heart of Beirut to attack Palestinian guerrilla headquarters Reports from Lebanon said hundreds died or were wounded in the strike Begin canceled the weekly cabinet meeting for consultations with the National Religious Party and the Tami party on the setting up of a coalition government that he had pledged to present to the Knesset parliament by next Monday Five inquiries are under way in Kansas City hotel disaster KANSAS CITY Mo UPI At investigations underlay Sunday to find the of the collapse of the Hyatt Regency Hotels sky bridges that killed 111 people and injured 188 pthers The disaster that hurled dozens of Friday night revelers from the catwalks onto a crowded dance floor was the worst in Kansas history and the nations worst hotel death toll since a a 1946 fife which killed 119 in Atlanta The investigations included one from the company that owns the posh hotel another from the com pany that operates it and others the architects who gave the Regency its modernistic de and the general contractor that ibuiltit The 750room Hyatt Regency was closed WhuX the cause of the collapse remained unexplained agroup of engineering amf physics experts theorized that many of the revelers may have inadvertently brought the 2footthick concrete and steel sky bridges crashing down by their own foottapping as they stood swaying with the music along the edge of the walkways When crossing bridges troops are supposed to be out of step and not in said theoretical physicist John Gamble who had arrived a half hour late for the Friday tea dance In step their marching could set up a sympathet ic vibration In dancing to music for exam ple you supply lots of energy and the vibrationis going to get large And if you have more energy than the structural design can take then you have things happening like bridge he said Mayor Richard Berkley ordered all city records opened pertaining to the building and maintenance of the million 40st6ry Hyatt Re especially those onthe design and construction of the three walkways suspended above the 5 story lobby City officials were cataloguing the recordscontents Sunday Berkley who spent a long night at the hotel aiding the injured and stressing the citys concern for the victims said the city had no legal reason to open its own separate investigation the hotel was pri vately owned and had been regu larly inspected but we do have a duty to the people who live in Kansas City and those who visit It is entirely too premature to lay blame The ultimate fault why people died and were maimed here may prove to be a combination of he said But the city has a moral right to find out what happened here We owe it to the ones who suffered here to find out what happened so it will never happen Hyatt Hotels officials said their corporation was blameless in the matter that they had been assured by the buildings owners that the walkways were Staff Photo By Michael Gumler MODEL ROCKETEERS and spectators gathered at the Johnson Space Center today to witness a variety of rockets The demonstration was space of NASAs Spaceweek 81 promotion Aerial spraying for fruit fly delayed in California LOS GATOS Calif UPI Heavy fog and a horse show got in the way Sunday of Californias Mediterranean fruit fly fighters delaying for at least a day com pletion of the first round of aerial pesticide spraying over three populous counties Five helicopters loaded with Malathion took to the air early Sunday expecting to cover the final 60 square miles of a 150 squaremile area infested by the pest that feeds on 200 varieties of fruits and vegetables But as heavy morning fog rolled across the hilltops from the ocean the helicopters were forced to abandon their mission after spraying square miles Officials said they hoped to complete the job Monday weather permitting Even with the delays and the find of one new larval site in the infested area of Sunnyvale Sat urday officials expressed hope They said they would press on full force with the aerial war launched in Santa Clara Valley following a federal threat of quarantine against the entire states agricultural produce a billion industry Agriculture Secretary John Block who had threatened the quarantine when Gov Edmund G Brown Jr had refused to order the aerial spraying said Sunday on CBSs Face the Na tion the situation seems under Im convinced right now that were on schedule with the aerial he said adding that there should be a minimal ef fect if any effect at all on the cost of fruits and vegetables in the supermarkets across the For the first time in the aerial assault that began last week helicopters were to continue their flights past dawn Sunday because of the hilly terrain in the plush Los Altos Hills area But the 6 to 9 spraying over the area covering approximately three square miles was can celed The crews which had been working on and off since 2 in between wind gusts and fog had to quit at because of heavy fog that rolled in early in the said Tim OLaughlin public information See SPRAYING Page 2A Staff Photo By Bill Barry Shoppers pick over California oranges at Kroger in Texas City County merchants predict fruit supplies should not be affected By TERI CROOK News Staff Writer Texas fumigation program of fruit flyinfested produce from California which beginstoday should not affect supplies of fruit in Galveston County according to local grocery store managers An informal survey of several grocery stores in the county revealed many store managers feel they will largely not be affected by Californias pro blem The Mediterranean fruit fly has infested California farmlands in the Santa Clara Valley and could spread to the Central Valley Despite a controversial weeklong spraying of the pesticide Malathion to eradicate the bug Texas along with four other southern states announced an expanded quarantine on the states fruit Beginning today all California fruit that could be affected by the Medfly must be fumigated before its acceptance County grocers said other supply outlets will fill their de mands even if Californias pro duce is quarantined Russ Willis assistant manager of Kroger at 3541 Palmer Hwy in Texas City said he did not think his customers will be affected I dont think shoppers in this area will have any problems If our present avenues are cut off we can look at Texas Florida and Michigan Willis said Longterm effects of the Medfly condition are difficult to ascertain Willis added This thing could blow over in a week or two It all depends on California Gov Jerry he said Willis said he does not expect Krogers fruit prices to increase either Joseph Giovannelli co manager of Texas Super at 1117 Bayou Rd in La Marque said his store has not experienced any supply problems His Houston supplier will probably follow developments in California throughout this week before making any decisions about other outlets Giovannelli said Danny Sanchez assistant manager of Gerlands at 513 Market St in Galveston said the quarantine program could hurt us a little bit but not seriously See LOCAL Page 2A Weather GALVESTON area forecast Fair and hot through Tuesday High today and Tuesday near 90 Low tonight low 80s BOATING and recreation forecast South winds near 15 mph today and near 10 mph tonight Bay waters smooth to slightly choppy BEACH water temperature 83 degrees Index Bulletin 9A Dear Police TV 9A Viewpoints u Want Check These GALVESTON WHARVES will relocate offices in September See story and photos Page 2A IRANIAN CLERGY authored a PagelOB CLERGY death have See Passing Parade Jazz Tonight Hogan and his Quintet will perform from tonight on Central Plaza between 22nd and 23rd streets in downtown Galveston The event is part of Galveston County Cultural Arts Councils Blue Jean Concert series For information call 7636459 From our Stork Department llth Hour Division Miriam and Wayne Parker are the proud parents of a baby boy Matthew Evan Parker The bundle of joy born at St Marys Hospital ar rived on the scene July 9 at 15 minutes before midnight See PASSING Page 2A Eitel takes new post New chairman to head Dickenss Evening By RICHARD FOGALEY News City Editor When Dickenss Evening on The Strand opens Dec 4 at least one major change will be evident Evangeline Whorton will not be in command first time in the history of the event In Mrs Whortons place will be a new chairman Pat Eitel backed by three new Galveston Historical Foundation vice presidents The change was authorized by the GHF board in May and made public in the GHF membership report mailed to members this week We did not reach an agreement with said Peter Brink GHF executive director She was offered a staff position but wanted to do Dickenss as an independent contractor We didnt feel this was Brink said Friday the foundation wanted the position to remain within the GHF for better control Mrs Whorton served as vice president for events and research for several years during which time as a volunteer she conceived Dickenss Evening and the annual historic homes tours both major attractions She said Friday in a statement prepared for The News that she could not bring myself to accept employment with Mr Brink telling me how to run this very successful event which I developed recruited for and produced for years with the dedicated help of hundreds of dear friends as key She said that in the past months since the 1980 Dickenss Evening there have been powerful tactics by a certain few members of the Executive Committee espousing the attitude of making huge amounts of money and in other ways commercializing the event which has greatly bothered She said she told Brink she would direct the event on a shortterm contract for four or five months at a month then return to her post as a volunteer officer Mrs Whorton said she had worked so long as a volunteer that working for Peter Brink was ob jectionable to me personally He has been a remarkable director but I am strong myself and I can not become his employee given the context of our special past working She said she was very bitter toward Brink and heartsick to give up what she called her GHF but wished Mrs Eitel much success in the complicated and gigantic task Mrs Eitel will take over the Dickenss event which will be expanded from one day to a day andahalf and homes tour with Lynese Caspar Michael Doherty and June Thompson serving as vice presidents Research will be handled by Rosenberg Library archivist Jane Kennamore All these duties had been handled by Mrs Whorton in her volunteer ca pacity When we did not reach an agreement Mrs Whorton said she did not want to be on the said I dont think any one person could take Evahgelines he said Several people are filling her fMrs Eitel whose face and that of her son John graces the packaging of several Johnson and Johnson products was chosen for toe position after the GHF interviewed 10 Galvestonians interested in the job She brings a background in business a masters work in pageants and theatrical events in New York and volunteer work in previous GHF events to the post Brink said See GHF Page 2A   

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