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   Weirton Daily Times (Newspaper) - October 3, 1977, Weirton, West Virginia                                49 414 The Weirton Daily Times v t V Acknowledged Leader in Hancock County in Advertising and Circulation OcfbBER WANT ADS Treasury Department Majf Help Steelmakers WASHINGTON UP1 In a polcnlial major victory or the nations steel the Treasury Department today tentatively determined that five Japanese steel companies arc selling carbon steel plate in the United States at a substantial As a the Treasury Department announced that the five companies would be required to post bonds to cover dumping duties amounting to 32 per cent of the Weirton Steel officials had no comment on the Japanese firms sold million worth of carbon slccl plate in the United Slates last The Japanese companies in volved In the tentative decision arc five of the six firms involved in a Steel complaint filed American steel producers have been seeking curbs on foreign imports for Pressure for such curbs has BROOKE QUEEN Brooke High School crowned Gall third from as homecoming queen With from Is and Anthony school her father Barbara Brooke defeated last years qdcen Wheeling Central Middle East Statement Gets A Mixed Reaction Senate Still Struggles With Natural Gas Bill WASHINGTON UPI The Senates original timetable called for adjournmeaLfor the year by the end of Now there is no assurqpKmat it even will be able to ehBthe natural gas filibuster by The overheated question of whether gas should continue under federal regula tion entered iu third week and omer priority legislation including other sections of the energy program was still awaiting I think they will have had a bellyful of it the by about a hopeful Senate Majority Leader Robert Byrd told as the Senate plowed through its second fruitless Saturday in two Final resolution of the mul libilliondollar issue of gas prices lies in an inevitable HouseSenate conference com which will resolve dif ferences between the Senate measure and the Housepassed plan offered by President After a week of debate on whether natural gas prices should continue under federal the Senate last Monday voted cloture its method of cutting off a filibuster by limiting debate to one hour per Bui Democratic James Abourezk of South Dakota and Sup Open rente Court s New Term WASHINGTON UPI The Supreme Court formally begins its 197778 term today with a orders on hundreds of cases that have piled up since adjournment last June The justices were busy all last week Tfr private on which appeals to accept for argument and written opinion and which to All handful must rest on the of lower With Marshal Albert Wong intoning the traditional oyez ihe nine black robed jurists were once again emerging behind heavy red draperies to begin hearing rases carried over from last Preliminaries consist only of admission of a few to practice and the announcement by Chief Justice Warren Burger thai the results of last weeks work are now available to press One of the first arguments to be heard deals with whether a federal dislricf court may authorize FBI agents to record numbers dialed at a particular telephone and whether the telephone company mav be compelled to install a device called a pen register for that The test important to law involved a gambling investigation in New York Other cases on the docket for hearings during the early weeks if the new term include such issues as mandatory sick leave rights of pregnant and the muchdiscussed nf reverse The lawsuit challenging man datory retirement was filed by a former United Air Lines em Harris who was retired much against his will at 60 under a company plan in existence since The 1967 Age Discrimination in Employment Act forbids discrimination against persons between 40 and but allows for carrying out bona fide pen sion United said its longstanding plan could not violate a law so recently but Ihe 4th Circuil Court of Appeals said early retirement must have an economic or business purpose and not rest on age regardless of when it Sick pay maternity leave is at issue in cases appealed by the Nashville Gas and the Richmond CalifJ School In the gas company certain seniority rights are also at The cases follow Ihe mycji publicized 1976 General Bleclric decision thai employers could exclude pregnancy from their disability insurance plans with out violating federal The Senate has passes and sent to ihe House a bill to overcome Ihe of this In Ihe Richmond and Nash ville situations employes were allowed sftk but no in surance plan was The women who sued won in lower federal The reverse discrimination suit originally brought by Allan a iwicerejecled while applicant to Ihe University of California Medical School at comes up Bakkc claims he was prevent ed from gelling a medical education because the universi ty reserved 16 of its 100 firsiyear places for disadvaniaged News In Brief Weather Cool Tonight Northern Panhandle residents will have very cool weather through Tuesday wilh clear skies and lows near 40 lo the mid Tuesday will be sunny with highs in Ihe upper 50s to low Probability of rain is 10 perceni tonight and An air quality index reading was reported al 14 conditions Winds are out of the wesl norlhwesl at 47 miles per Extended outlook Wednesday through It will be fair chance of rain Thursday and partly cloudy There will be a warming trend with overnight lows in Ihe 30s Wednesday rising lo Ihe upper 30s and 40s Dayiime highs will be in the mid 40s to near 60 Wednesday rising to Ihe 50s lo upper 60s Police Exam Given Twentytwo patrolmen in the Weirlon Police Department are eligible lo take a written examination for position of Alexander city The vacancy for the position of sergeant on the city police force was created wilh the retirement of Michael The examination will be given Search Continues UPII A houseUhouse police check in ilia BeallsvillcManana area of Washington Counly Sunday failed lo uncover new clues in a ihrccweek search for convicted murderer and escaped prisoner Slate Police Keith McCully said Ihe house search was made to make sure there isnt a hostage McCully said about 70 officers including FBI agents and stale and local police art in the Howard Melzenbaum of Ohio bypassed ihal rule by calling up amendments and demanding quorum calls and roll calls on By weeks end only some 200 of more than 500 such amend ments had been disposed of in six long days and one allnight session of the Senate leaders tried frantical ly to end the process but the rules worked against ihem and members were reluctant to change its rules under pressure of extraordinary When the Senate recessed Byrd If were not careful we may set some precedents that will come back lo haunt the legislative Ive never run up against anything like The parliamentary thicket during the week belied Ihe standard advice given lo tourists thai they will be bored by walchine Ihe UNITED NATIONS UPI The joint statement on Ihe Middle East issued over the weekend by the United Slates andv the Soviet Union has provoked biller criticism from Israel and a cherus of praise from Ihe Arab diplomats said Ihe statement brings the two sides a step closer to peace talks in which both Moscow and Washington hope can start in Some obstaclesremain but definite progress is being We are very said one Arab who met with Secretary of Slate Cyrus Vance ai the United Nations during the We are more hopeful than ever before thai a Geneva conference will lake place this said On Ihe face of the joint statement outlining Soviet American hopes for Geneva only served lo provoke a new crisis in AmericanIsraeli relations and underscore Ihe intransigence of the Arab and Israeli positions on Ihe main issue blocking a resumption of the lalks the Palestine Liberation Our reaction We reject it with both The two powers are exhibiting real signs of forcing an imposed solution on us and we wont accept an im posed Israeli Finance Minister Simha Ehrlich What provoked Israeli ire most of all were two words that crop up whenever the Arabs talk about peace a reference in the ihree page statement lo Ihe Paleslinians legitimate Until the United Stales has spoken in terms of Palestinian interests rather than legitimate a diplomatic code phrase general ly understood lo refer lo the Palestinians right lo an in dependenl state on the Israeli occupied Wesl Bank of American officials main tained Ihal American endorse ment of the code phrase in no way signaled a change in Ihe position towards the PLO or Israels refusal lo negotiate with an which in Ihe past has called for its That they was ihal Ihe PLO must Resolution 242 recognizing Israels right lo exist before it can enter the peacemaking The officials also stressed the statement lefl open Ihe Ihorny question of how the Palestinians should be represented at peace lalks or if the PLO as such should represent Israel went quite a distance toward meeting the American But we will lake part in no Geneva talks in which the PLO lakes Ehrlich Ai the United Secretary General Kurt Wald hcim snid it may lead lo a Whether il docs or not will depend in part on Vances continuing lalks with Middle Eastern diplomats at the United Arab diplomats queried over the weekend made il clear their oplimisim was based not only on the joint statement but also on the continuing progress of those been increased in recent months because domeslic production and profitability have lagged and imports hiivc Robert the Treas ury Departments general coun told a news conference that the department would make a final determination on the case within 90 If the final decision confirms Ihal the Japanese steel is being sold here al less than fair Ihe case would be referred lo Ihe International Trade Commission for a ruling on whether Ihe domestic steel industry had been Thai will also take up lo 90 In the the five Japanese firms will be required lo nosl Ihe The Treasury investigation was initialed on a complaint filed by the Oregon Steel Mills Division of Gilmorc Steel The five Japanese firms in volved nt Nippon Steel Nippon Kokini Sumitomo Mclal Kawasa ki Sleel and Kobe These Treasury accounted for more than 70 percent of recent carbon steel plate imports from Hijackers Free 10 Hostages TruckTrain Crash Kills 10 Workers In Florida PLANT UPI A speeding Amtrak passenger i rain slammed broadside into a camperpickup truck apparent ly trying to beal it lo a crossing Sunday killing all 10 persons in the The truck exploded in flames and was pushed half a mile down lh6 lrack by the Petersburg The dead included three adults and seven children ranging in age from 1 lo The accidcnl occurred about two hours after anolher Amlrak passenger irain struck and killed a 7yearold girl in Syria UPI Japanese Red Army hijackers freed 10 more hostages today in exchange for food and fuel lo lake their million in ransom money and 19 remaining hostages lo an undisclosed One American re mained The five heavily armed terrorists released eight Japa nese and two American hostages al about two hours after landing in Ihe Syrian capital on a 700mile flight from There was no official word of their next destination in the five dayold trek that began when they commandeered the Japan Air Lines DC8 over India last Wednesday and flew it first to a central Florida community about 20 miles east of The victim in Ihal ac cident was identified as Melissa Sue Police said Ihe dead here were believed to be migrant workers of Latin but none of the victims was A purse with identification cards in il indicated some of Ihe victims were from The bodies of two adults and two children were found in the charred burned beyond The bodies of Ihe others were slrewn along where they bartered IIS hostages for six imprisoned comrades and million in But Toshio one of seven more hostages freed during the terrorists next slop in told the Japanese Kyodo news agency he over heard Ihe hijackers talking about stopping next in The Americans released in Damascus were identified by Syrian authorities as Wil ium McLean and Eric Another American identi fied only by the last name of was believed lo still be Syrian authorities delivered including fresh to the jetliner A Treasury statement Mid Itn investigation that Japa nese producers have been marketing steel plate In the United States al prices below the cost of The average margins of which determine the estimated dumpling amounted to 32 Treas ury The Gilmorc complaint was a forerunner In Ihe Steel complaint filed last Economy Slows UPIi Compared with the same period in the pace of West Virginias economic growth his slowed down in the first eight months of this Coal for is down while nationwide he industry enjoys a percent In other figures provided by the slate Chamber of Commerce in its business official note natural gas production reflected a drop of while crude petroleum production fell 2 Two major increases did Building permits rose and the snlc of new and used automobiles climbed the Chamber In the same January lo August total salaries and wages increased percent and average weekly earnings of coal manufacturing and coinnicl construction workers went up percent and the Chamber Wesl Virginians personal income rose Even with an decrease in coal employment from July to caused by a 10week wildcat strike over reduced health care the em ployment rate for the coal In dustry mirrored a percent Proposal May Lower Some Taxes WASHINGTON UPf Homeowners making less I ban a year would benefit from a new lax policy being considered in a House commit The announced would addmore than to Ihe inconiCjjax bill of a homeowner who earns lo a but benefit homeowners with lesser in Il would replace lax deduc tions for mortgage interest and property laxes with a 20 percent lax credit intended lo encourage more home ownership by inner ciiy Under Ihe a homeowner would still figure his mortgage interest and properly laxes but instead of using them as a tax he would lake Affairs who said tax policy favors suburban development at the expense of central although il was nol designed that Replacing interest and prop erly lax deductions with a 20 percent credit would provide the Treasury wiih Ihe same revenues bui reduce taxes by an average of for home owners wilh an income of lo Those with an income of to a year would have their income lax reduced by an average of the report Homeowners in the to bracket would gel a lax increase averaging Richard the ranking GOP member of the perceni of whai he paid in i opposed the teresl and taxes and subtract proposed and said it would impose serious hard thai from his federal tax A report on Ihe proposal was released by Henry chairman of the House Finance and Urban impose serious ships on many families wiihoui predictably im proving ihe chances of the urban poor to buy the Seaboard Coast Line The body of a teenage boy had a cast on his A police helicopter from Tampa hovered bver Ihe ac cident shining its sear chlight along Ihe tracks as searchers checked the brushy area for more None of Ihe 40 passengers or ihe crewmen aboard the train was Witnesses in vehicles behind the truck said the crossing lights were flashing and Ihe trains whistle was Engineer Pele Medley of said he saw the iruck ap proached the crossing but was unable to o I did everything in my power lo slop bul there just wasnt enough Medley Witnesses said ihe driver of ihe pickup apparently thought he had lime lo beal Ihe train lo ihe Eight of the dead were believed to have been riding in the camper portion of the vehicle which was ripped from the pickup on impact al Ihe Lester chief of Ihe Dover Fire said flames could be seen for a He called ihe accident the worst Ive ever The train was only slightly damaged and did not leave the It resumed the trip to Petersburg about two hours after the The Floridian splits into two segments after il reaches with bolh segments keeping the same The train involved in the Auburndale fatality was southbound lo The train involved here had jus l lefl about 15 miles east of this strawberry raising on Ihe final leg of the Peters burg were to TRAIN CRASA Chicago to pickup truck wltk were UIM l UH if Amtrak migrant workers Sunday night No train wer passenger train slammed Into a In Plant At least 10 UPI RSVP Helps Make Contributions by the Weirton Police Jivil Service 18 ai in the City The deadline for filling an application to lake the written lest is 4 in the office of To be eligible a patrolman must have a minimun of two years service in the There are currently five sergeants on the Editors note This It the first part of a series of stories about some of the 18 United Way By WILLIAM VIRGIN Times Stuff Writer FOLLANSBEE Being retired from work doesnt mean being retired from life in the with Ihe help of RSVP is the Retired Senior Volunteer Sponsdored by the federal agency there are eight places in West Virginia where RSVP The RSVP Brooke and Hancock counties is located at the Brooke County Committee on Aging Main Street in RSVP itself operates no But it does fill two very important needs it gives seniors an opportunity to con tribute to the and it gives area service agencies a supply of Barbara Bell is director of RSVP for Brooke and According to RSVP recruits seniors who are in terested in doing some sort of volunteer work in the com Those interested are assigned to various agencies called stations according lo skills or There are 33 stations in Brooke and Hancock Bell We have 224 volunteers serving hours a month in volunler Senior volunteers assist in any number of Stations include operating a childrens story hour al Mary Weir Whal is Ihe need for RSVP making quills for Ihe We try lo gel senior citizens Hancock Counly childrens into volunteer make them assisting Ihe Brooke and feel theyre part of the comunlly Hancock nutrition and contributing visiting area nursing and conBell We want lo create valescenl helping meaningful opportunities for leachers in leaching Its satisfying lo see what this porgram is and the contributions art and sewing and playing Ihe piano for a school music RSVP in this area began in 1972 as the Brooke and included Hancock County in Bell said the program is still and space for the Hancock County coordinator will be provided in Ihe refurbished Weirlon senior The majority of RSVP funding comes from the federal last year RSVP received from Ihe Weirlon area Uniled Way ihls year Ihe amount allocated lo RSVP will BARBARA BELL seniors are making lo he RSVP has a 12passenccr lo transport seniors without transportation lo various Volunteers can be reimbursed for travel and meal and aulo and liability insurance are available lo participants in the There are few requirements for Anyone who is retired or semiretired and a rcsidesnl of Brooke or Hancock Counly is Any requiremenl for special skills or according lo RSVP is filled by the one thing seniors have the most of experience al At Ihe Brooke Counly Com millee on Aging ccnler in Follansbee several RSVP participants arc making quilts to sell as a fundraiser for Ihe cenlerjs One woman working is Estella 19 First Beech Im an instructor in she said to Ihe center and got involved with Why did she join For tht same reason ihal most of the people in RSVP volunteered I like lo work with   

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