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Alice Echo News (Newspaper) - May 29, 1977, Alice, Texas . Box 45436 75235 of yom Mim Yter Alick Mcmo new Coll 664-6588 Wmk Dayt ii a Sinh ii Iii a Echo news volume by second class postage paid at Alice Texas 78337 Alice Texas sunday May 8, it number 2ss Soh agreement near president Carter optimistic new vow officers installed on Friday at ceremonies conducted by District 98 commander Armando curly Lopez at poet 8621 head quarters were left to right Joe Cavazos service officer Fidel Salinas three year trustee Ernesto Garcia two year trustee Carl Melter Post surgeon commander Lopez Bobbie Martinez one year trustee Arturo Gomez in coming Post commander . Joslin trustee Gabriel Chapa or. Vice commander Joe Torres chaplain and Tony Gomez Board of directors member. Not shown Are or. Vice commander Lupe Gram and Servando Lopez immediate past commander. Terrorists worried by dutch Assen the Netherlands apr South moluccan extremists kept their hold on some 55 hostages today aboard a hijacked passenger train in the dutch Countryside a Day after their comrades freed 105 children from a besieged schoolhouse nearby. Hundreds of dutch troops and police backed by armoured personnel carriers ringed the Bright yellow commuter train halted since monday morning in the Countryside in North Holland. Notary licenses county clerk Arnoldo Gonzalez reminds All notary Public whose commissions will expire they have until wednesday june i to qualify for a new term. Applicants must secure a new Bond and take their oath of office prior to having their commission renewed. The Bond must be on file in the county clerks office by 5 . On june i. Premont trustees at the request of is. Zelda Turner and Luis Saenz Pablo q. Vera has asked that a special meeting be called at 6 30 . On May 30 for the purpose of discussing depository bids submitted to the Premont Independent school District. An executive session May be called at the conclusion of the special meeting. Benavides drive the Benavides unit of the american cancer society reports that the recent blood drive held May 25, it was very successful thanks to the cooperation and concern of the local citizens. The drive was organized by mrs. Ann Casas local service chairman of the Benavides unit who reports that 48 pints of blood were donated in the few hours that the drive was conducted. Special thanks extended to employees of the Benavides Independent school District Union Carbide the senior class of Atlee pair High school and other private citizens who supported the drive. The Benavides unit of the american cancer society was organized in november of 1976. The president of the unit is or. Isaac Gonzalez jr., vice president or. Raymundo Ramos Secretary mrs. Rosa Gloria Elizondo and treasurer mrs. Ofelia Guevara. In the Village of Bove Smilde about to Miles South of the train six extremists continued to hold three teachers and principal ref Van de Vliet in a single Story Brick schoolhouse. They freed 105 children aged six to 12, and one teacher on Friday after about half the youngsters came Down with a stomach ailment. As the standoff entered its sixth Day there was no sign the dutch government was willing to meet the terrorists demands. The South moluccas have demanded the release of 21 comrades jailed for terrorist activities in the Netherlands and a jumbo Jet to take them All a and a group of hostages a to an undisclosed location. Prime minister Joop Den Uyl reaffirmed Friday night the terrorists would not be permitted to leave the country with their hostages. The moluccas want the dutch to press their demand for Independence for their Pacific islands once called the spice islands which were merged into the indonesian Republic in 1949 after centuries of dutch colonial Rule. About 40, too moluccas now live in the Netherlands. Terrorists captured the schoolhouse and grabbed the train in almost simultaneous attacks monday morning. Den Uyl told reporters Friday night contacts with the gunmen have still not reached the stage of negotiations. Earlier the government said it would not even discuss the demands until the children were freed. Doctors continued to hold 28 of the children in a Hospital in Assen for treatment of the stomach ailment that caused vomiting and diarrhoea and led to their release. Unconfirmed reports said they were a a reasonably Hie rest of the children went Home after Check at an Aid station. Psychiatrists and social workers brought in from All Over Holland were to stay with them for several Days to help the children Over their More than 96-hour ordeal. The youngsters said they had been gently treated by the gunmen. Two gunshots were heard at the train Friday evening but there were no reports of injuries. Police speculated the firing was another bid by the seven terrorists including one women to convince authorities they Are serious about their threats to kill hostages if their demands Are not met. On wednesday and thursday the moluccas displayed some of their bound hostages blindfolded and dressed in White a the Oriental color of mourning. Among the hostages Are 20 women and 35 men including at least seven teen aged students and a pregnant woman suffering from thyroid trouble. Officials say she is being provided with regular medication. St. Simons Island a. A president Carter says Secretary of state Cyrus r. Vance and soviet foreign minister Andrei Gromyko will meet twice More in the next four months in an Effort to put curbs on american cruise missiles and soviet City Buster missiles. Until Carters announcement Vance and Gromyko had been known to be planning Only one More session following their negotiations in Geneva last week on a new strategic arms limitation treaty. Flying Here from Cape canaveral fla., where he spent nearly nine hours cruising aboard a nuclear powered attack submarine Carter told reporters aboard air Force one Quot the thing that a of most concern to us is that the soviets have a number of very Large missiles a the ss-18. The thing that we have that the soviets Are apparently concerned about is the cruise missile. Those Are the two Basic problems the two Basic Carter said there was no Way to predict whether limits on the two types of weapons could be negotiated but said in apparent reference to the Vanc Gromyko talks in Geneva that the United states and the soviet Union Are now a a actually seriously. Trying to reach some common when the Geneva talks ended Vance and Gromyko said there would be More ambassadorial level talks in Washington and lower rank discussions in Geneva but that they personally would meet Only once More. After three Days of talks Vance and Gromyko admitted that serious differences remained in the Way of a treaty to replace the five year Salt i Accord which expires this october. The Geneva talks ended in a three part a a framework for a new strategic arms limitation agreement Between the two countries. The Accord included a proposed treaty running until 1985, based generally on arms Levels set at the 1974 talks a three year protocol to Deal with disputed issues such As the missiles and a statement of principles for future talks in deeper cuts in the Levels. As he left Geneva Gromyko accused the United states of not giving up on a its attempts to achieve unilateral advantage in the arms Field or a its attempts to undermine the Security of the soviet Carter a one time career Navy officer whose specially was nuclear submarines was asked at Cape canaveral if his presence there was a in any Way connected with the Salt Carter did not respond directly. Instead he said he had received a a partial demonstration of How the sub the los Angeles a could utilize cruise missiles in carrying out its Basic Carter said he thought cruise missiles whether armed with conventional or nuclear warheads will be a an integral part of the future of our defense he volunteered that the Basic question of limits on this Type of weapon would have to be negotiated in the to iks. While restating his eventual goal of eliminating All atomic weapons around the world Carter added a until that time we will have to be cautious and careful Well equipped and Well soviet Jet crash Mexico City a a soviet jetliner attempting an emergency Landing in fog at Havana Airport hit a High tension wire and crashed killing 66 of 68 persons aboard news agencies and diplomats in Cuba reported. A dispatch from the official Agency Prensa Latina monitored in Mexico City said 56 of the 56 passengers and Allio crewmen hers died in the crash Friday the two survivors a West German woman and a soviet Man were reported critically injured. Havana radio monitored in Miami said the four engine Ilyushin 62 aircraft struck the wire while approaching Jose Marti Airport after a flight from Moscow with stops in Frankfurt and Lisbon. A Canadian embassy spokesman in Havana said the plane was attempting an emergency Landing with one engine afire when it went Down. Austin Tex. A Anita Bryant has been invited to sing before the state bar after All. The president of the bar of Texas has changed his mind and invited miss Bryant to perform at the presidents dinner at the bar convention in Houston june 16. Gibson Gayle Houston revealed his decision to the bars Board of directors Friday and received a standing ovation. A i have concluded that i made a mistake in not consummating the original contract with Anita Bryant pursuant to our earlier Oral discussions. I reacted to reports i had received that had caused to believe the situation could not be controlled. A we have been in touch with the Houston police department and with diet. Atty. Carol Vance concerning Security arrangements and have been assured of full cooperation a Gayle said. Miss Bryant has been a Leader against an ordinance in Miami that prohibits discrimination against homosexuals in housing and jobs. Invited and her opposition to the equal rights amendment for women has drawn criticism from Many women lawyers. A i regret that afters including some members of the bar have erroneously assumed that miss Bryant s stand on controversial issues or the bars reluctance to become involved in controversy caused the initial decision to be made and have compounded the problem by not checking on facts before making such erroneous assumptions a Gayle said. A i also regret the anguish which has resulted to miss Bryant her husband friends supporters some members of the bar and All others who have been aggrieved by events of the past week. A the presidents dinner is supposed to be a Happy evening of entertainment without speeches. Political matters Are not on the program. A the entire responsibility of matter is mine and is in no part attributable to the state bar Board of directors the state bar staff or anyone else a he said. Holiday closings All county state and Federal offices will be closed today however All City offices and departments will be open for business As usual. Garbage pick will procede on schedule and police As Well As fire fighters will be observing their customary routines. Alice financial institutions including Banks and savings and loan companies will be closed. A today is the first official Day of school vacations which is probably no news to every Parent of school aged boys and girls in town. Your monday edition of the Echo news will be Reading you somewhat earlier today As the papers offices will close at noon. A rebels fleeing Johannesburg South Africa apr radio Luanda said today some of the rebels who staged an abortive coup against angolan president Agostino Neto had fled the Capitol after taking several top government officials hostage. The broadcasts monitored in Johannesburg said forces Loyal to the marxist president were searching the Countryside for the rebels. Loyalists said they put Down the revolt after rebels temporarily seized the radio station and tried to storm the presidential Palace army Headquarters and the City prison. Memorial Day Mal the . Postal service will operate on a Normal Holiday schedule on monday May 30, in Observance of memorial Day. No residential business or Rural delivery will be provided. No window service will be provided. Lockbox and caller service is dependent on local customs and conditions but generally is limited to distribution to main Post office boxes. Special delivery service including delivery of perishables and Holiday collection service will be provided As usual. Fire Colls Street scenes by Lillian Wilson Jack and Susan Turk of Brady Texas Are visiting Susan a parents or. And mrs. John Hofstetter of 1304 Woodlawn. The couple intends to stay through the memorial Day holidays. Mrs Frank Reynolds her daughter Rebecca Annette and Melissa Garza daughter of or. And mrs. Al Garza Are visiting in Colorado Springs Colo Liere they will join the Garza family in attending the graduating ceremonies of Cadet Mario Garza from the sap Academy. The Al Garza a left Alice Friday by car with mrs. Reynolds leaving the City by plane saturday. Or. And mrs. Dario Puig of it. Worth and their sons Mark and Dario or. Are visiting or. And mrs. Paul Guerrero of 823 Grace St. On the occasion of the graduation of their son Paul or. From Alice High school. W1ath1r Alice and Vicinity partly Cloudy skies and warm temperatures is the forecast by the National weather service through memorial Day. Overnight Low Friday 69 High on saturday 67. Winds will be southeasterly 12-20 Miles an hour diminishing at night. Alice broke its five Day string of no fires with two minor fires saturday morning. At 5 05 a m., the fire department received a Call that a fruit stand across the Street from the americana hotel was burning. According to a department spokesman the firemen put out the Blaze with about 200 Gallons of water. Faulty wiring in the attic supposedly caused the fire. The fruit stand was owned by Jesus Garcia brother of Justice of the peace Alberto Garcia. The other incident occurred at 10 05 saturday morning when a pick up truck caught on fire in the 300 Block of South Reynolds. Police blotter an Auto theft a burglary and an Accident topped a limited police report for the Early weekend an Auto was reportedly taken from Mike Baker Auto sales Early Friday when a suspect came in and asked for a test ride. By 5 30 . The car had not been returned. Jose Rodriguez manager of the car lot reported the car missing officers Are currently investigating the theft. A theft of several items was reportedly taken from a Small Metal building at 1203 Houston Friday morning. Missing from the building were a Small typewriter an electric calculator an am portable radio and a Coffee maker. No value had Bomi placed on the missing items yet and police Are investigating the break in. A two car Accident occurred at 4 14 . Friday at the Comer of stadium and East main when Joe r. Lozano or. Of 1014 Pierce reportedly was backing his vehicle out of a parking lot and struck Roberto Garza of 903 Louis As he was driving his vehicle on stadium. Both driven were Given tickets for negligent collision. Jaycee of the year in their wednesday night banquet the Jaycees honoured several of their members for their activities during the past month. At the same time one member was honoured for his services and activities in 1976. Tim Huber left was presented the chapters Jaycee of the year award. Mark Ulrich outgoing president presented Huber with the award. The Jaycees also installed new officers and directors for 1977. Photo by Cain

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