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Alice Echo News (Newspaper) - July 11, 1977, Alice, Texas It wifi by cen7er . Box 45436dam.As.tx 75235 of you Mitt your Alice Echo news Call 664-6588 Wmk Dyt to Iii . San Fey to Iii . Alice Echo news Hub City happenings soviet. Finnish officials negotiate with hijackers volume 82 Mon Cim polite a a pot to allo Tonto my _ Alice Texas monday july la 1977 number 213 42 captives released 30 hostages remain aboard plane Helsinki Finland apr two hijackers who seized a soviet Airliner on a Domestic flight threatened to blow up the plane at the Helsinki Airport today unless it was refuelled to take them out of the country the air port director said today. The hijackers released 42 women and children but kept 30 hostages aboard As a intensive negotiations continued with finnish and soviet authorities a government spokesman said. Meanwhile six palestinians who hijacked a kuwaiti Airliner Friday surrendered sunday at Damascus Syria. The hijackers of the soviet plane commandeered the Aeroflot jetliner with 79 persons aboard during a 175-mile flight from Petrozavodsk the capital of soviet Karelia to Leningrad sunday night. Neither the identity of the hijackers nor their motive was immediately known. The Pilot radioed Stockholm Sweden for permission to land there but instead came Down at Helsinki Airport apparently because the plane did not have enough fuel to reach Sweden 250 Miles away. The hijackers apparently wanted to continue on to Stockholm. Finland has an agreement with the soviet Union for the automatic extradition of hijackers. The finnish government which was in emergency session most of the night took a Tough stance and demanded that the hijackers surrender and release All their prisoners. Police surrounded the twin Jet tu134 and it was towed to a Remote part of the Airport. Soviet ambassador Vladimir Stepanov and three finnish Cabinet members went to the Airport to negotiate with the hijackers and a spokesman said the talks were continuing non Stop. Officials said the swedish government has not been asked for permission to let the hijacked Jet land at Sweden s International Arlanda Airport. In Stockholm a government official said Sweden a prime concern was the safety of delegates arriving at Arlanda throughout the Day for the organization of Petroleum exporting countries open meeting. Police blotter chamber membership drive opens july 28 City visits county mayor Ren Reid City manager Roel Valadez and police chief Juan Rodriguez were present at the commissioners court meeting Friday to discuss City prisoners lodged in the county a jail. There had been problems in booking procedures which May have involved prisoners civil rights. The two entities reaffirmed their desire to work closer together to make certain no further incidents would occur. Shown Are left to right Valadez county clerk Armoldo Gonzalez and Reid who review some of the data in the Case. Big splash an Alice youngster goes off the diving Board at the country club Pool during it party for the Flournoy Little league team last week. The team finished first in the nations league but lost in the City title game to optimists. Hamber meeting the chamber of Commerce Board of directors outlined plans for the annual membership breakfast at the Friday luncheon. The actual membership Campaign gets underway july 28 Bill York i standing discusses the work of the Central business rejuvenation committee. Others pictured Are Al Villarreal left president and Johnny Rivera. York commented enthusiasm for the revamping was obvious at a recent meeting of the panel. Egg toss winners two members of the King Kong Gorilla Chili team Hector Perez right and Adolfo Botello whoop it up after winning the egg toss contest one of the events at the Alice Jaycees first annual fourth of july Chili Cook off. Sixteen teams from As far away As Hurst. Texans new York and As close As our own neighbors were there the winning team was t Tom t. Tom Tanski from Hurst Alice chamber of Commerce membership drive is scheduled to open july 28, not on july 14 As announced in the sunday edition of the Alice Echo news. On thursday july 14, the chamber will hold its annual mid year membership meeting and breakfast starting at 6 30 . At Wayne a restaurant. This meeting offers the Opportunity to learn More about activities being implemented by the chamber. Members attending will be invited to ask questions and express their ideas. All members Are invited to bring along a prospective new member. Reservations should be made at the chamber office by tuesday. Nazi papers May hold Energy key Nashville Tenn. Apr a chemistry professor planned to Tell the interstate Oil compact commission 10cc conference today about nazi documents which he feels May hold a partial answer to . Energy problems. The 42-year-old Oil and natural Gas conservation organization is composed of 36 states that produce or have the potential of producing Oil and natural Gas. Or Richard Wainerdi. A Texas University chemical engineering professor planned to discuss the nazi documents which include ways scientists used synthetic fuels to keep factories open during world War la when Petroleum products were in Short Supply in Germany. For years Wainerdi and a 10-member team have been gathering nazi documents from around the world in Hopes of discovering major new Energy processes and sources. The professor and his team have uncovered a 6,000-Page nazi Energy plan far More elaborate than president Carters 10cc officials claim. During the three Day meeting the Ioco members Are expected to suggest alternatives to president Carters National Energy program which the Ioco has criticized since 1954, when interstate Gas prices became federally regulated the Ioco has advocated a free Market pricing of natural Gas a stance currently contrary to Carters among those slated to discuss Carters Energy plan is . Keplinger of Tulsa okla., Board chairman of an Oil and Gas consulting firm. Do. Hurd Petroleum supervisor for the Canadian ministry of natural resources will Tell of problems his nation had in natural Gas exploration in Lake Erie special election judges appointed reports of an Auto theft a two car collision involving a Man cited for Dpi and failure to Stop and Render Aid and two minors arrested for Possession of alcohol were the principle items on a sparse police blotter this morning. In the Auto theft Case Violet Gonzalez of 926 n. Almond told officers she had parked her vehicle outside a Bowling Alley on e. Main around 5 . Sunday and found it missing when she returned a half an hour later. Her 69 Mustang was reportedly locked at the time the theft occurred. Jim Wells sheriffs deputies found the car abandoned near the outskirts of san Diego later in the evening. The two car collision reportedly occurred shortly after Midnight this morning when a vehicle driven by Raul Mungia of it. 2, Box 102 slammed into the rear of a second car driven by Pascual Salinas of 1209 Bruce while both cars were headed West on South Gulf St. Mungia was said to have left the scene but returned somewhat later As officers were completing their report. He was taken to county jail where he reportedly scored .23 on the breathalyzer. Mungia was charged with both Dpi and failure to Stop and Render Aid and lodged in county jail. Two teenage boys were brought to the station after an officer on routine patrol discovered them drinking Beer on s. Cameron St sunday evening the 15-year-old subject was released to the custody of his parents and the 17-year-old incarcerated in county jail Don Wyche of 1324 Josephine escaped injury when the vehicle he was reportedly driving veered into a Hole being dug by City water Crews on East seventh St. Shortly after 2 30 . Today. Police said emergency flares had been set out and a City truck was at the scene at the time the mishap occurred damage to the Wyche vehicle was not reported Jim Wells county com missioners hustled through a six Point Agenda this morning As they convened for their regular monthly meeting in the county courtroom the court moved unanimously to approve a list of 21 presiding judges and alternates for the 1977-78 general or special elections none of which Are scheduled to occur at this Point. The court Toek note the judges and alternates were for general elections Only and that both the democratic and Republican parties would select their own officials for the primaries to take place in the Spring of 1978 All commissioners were present for the meeting. In other business the commissioners approved the county treasurers report. Weather auck and Vicinity partly Cloudy and warm through tuesday with Little change in temperatures and Clear and mild nights is forecast by the National weather service. High sunday 96, overnight Low 75, High at noon 88 relative humidity 77 per cent barometer 30oi rising winds will be South southeasterly gusting 15-20 Miles an hour diminishing at night some 200 exes attend reunion some 200 attended the festivities of the Alice sex students a number seven a reunion saturday at the vow the largest class in attendance was 1957 according to Laverne Carpenter each class ending with a seven was represented with other classes represented As Well sex students came from As far As Indiana two California and Arizona to As close As Louisiana Alabama and of course Texas. Mrs Bill Lynn class of 1907, the Only living graduate was the guest of Honor for the affair this was her 70th anniversary from graduation during the process of the reunion the sex students elected new officers for the 197778 year. Lake Alice a catch a a group of local youth fishing at Lake Alice noticed an abundance of water moccasins floating near the Bank. Sammy Leal left and Ernie Balboa display two of the larger snakes the group killed with Sticks. They killed seven or eight of the moccasins. The snakes shown measured almost five Long. Photo by Bishop i Street scenes by Lillian Wilbon a the wonderful film of wildlife will be presented for the program at the meeting tuesday at 3 in the recreation room of the i Rise apartments. The film will be shown by a representative of Cpl. The group will make plans for its monthly noon luncheon on wednesday at the Mary Reynolds Hall first United methodist Church or o. Byron Richardson of Dallas former pastor of the first Baptist Church is quite a golfer. The minister playing today at the Alice county club and he remarked in a still working to improve my game a All i have to say is that if he betters his present Golf game he will have to go professional. Arnold Garza of Alice is one of the full time students enrolled for the summer Tris trimester at Oklahoma state tech Okmulgee he is studying diesel and heavy equipment mechanics. A very special guest is being entertained in the Home of Lou Smith. Brandi Smith returned Home from Houston with her grandmother for a visit in Alice and the Young miss is having a great time. Think of All the statisticians who would be out of work if they weren to needed to Correct computer errors. Rodent control project underway a rodent control program is currently in Progress in Aliet and in residential districts of the county immediately adjoin the City. The main thrust of the program is being implemented in congested areas and in residential sectors ii which rats and other rodents Are prevalent Gregorio Pina jr., an animal damage control expert Iron the Texas Extension service is in town assisting in that training of City employees demonstrating How the rodent Bai is Best distributed and familiarizing staffers on various methods to control rodent infestation City codes inspector Roy Villalpando stressed the bait i not a Poison but rather a chemical that acts to thin the Blo of the rodents there by causing internal Hemmo rages Whit kill the pests in hours. Citizens who would like to assist in the City wide an country sponsored program Are urged to Contact the code inspection department at City Hall

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