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Arizona Daily Sun (Newspaper) - July 11, 1977, Flagstaff, Arizona18-26-77 South third East St. 4 Salt Laks City. It official newspaper City of Flagstaff and Coconino county vol. 31 no. 291 phone 774-4545 Flagstaff Arizona monday july Price postal dept. Okays Carter rate plan Washington a the . Postal service today approved president Carter s two tier postal rate plan under which individuals would pay 13 cents to mail a first class letter while businesses would pay 16 cents. Under the proposal a new citizen Rale would be established to reflect the current first class letter rate. Firs class business mail would go to 16 cents. Other mail rates also would Rise. The action by the service s Board of governors sends the proposed new rates to the postal rate commis Sion which can hold up to 10 months of hearings on them. This Means the new rates cannot go into effect before next May. Postal officials told the Board the 13-cent mail would be sorted after the 16-cent business letters. But they said this would not significantly slow delivery of citizen rate mail. Postmaster general Benjamin f. Bailar said "1 would think the ser vice for All practical purposes would be virtually the As part of the business letter rate the Board approved a two cent Dis count to 14 cents for letters Given preliminary sorting by mailers before being brought to the Post of fice. Also approved were discounts for publishers of newspapers and magazines who do preliminary Sor Ting before mailing their publications the proposed new rates extending across All classes of mail average 1.1 per cent. The citizen rate was proposed by president Carter who told Bailar in a letter that Consumers need some Relief from postal rate hikes. He said Carter s interest in the citizens postal rate obviously was a Matler of critical Bailar Tolj the Board last wednesday that the discounted rate would affect about 20 per cent of first class mail. He said he hoped holding personal letters to the 13 cents an ounce rate in effect for the last 18 months would Lead to Public acceptance of efforts by the postal service to Cut costs. Various Cost cutting proposals including a Call for ending saturday deliveries Are aimed at adding billion in revenues for the postal service my virtually erasing its an Nual operating deficit. Under the citizen rate plan individual letter writers would have to meet the following requirements either the return or delivery address must be Handwritten both must in clude zip codes both places must be in the United states and the envelope must meet size shape and height limits of mail handling machines. Business groups Are expected to oppose the dual rate plan. Meanwhile the postal service has raised on magazines books newspapers and nonprofit mailings. Under a rate Structure approved last wednesday rates for second class books record and nonprofit items went up an average of 21 per cent. The Cost of mailing an average weekly news Magazine increased from 5.57 cents a copy to 6.8 cents. Rates also went up on third and fourth class items. Bailar also wants to make parcel Post rates competitive with private delivery companies and increase special delivery fees by 62 per cent. Bolles Case jury selection to Start Phoenix a selection of jurors was to begin today in the murder trial of two men charged in the car bomb slaying of Arizona Republic reporter Don Bolles last year. James Robison 54, a Chandler ariz., plumber and Max Dunlap 47, a Phoenix contractor face trial on first degree murder and conspiracy charges in a murder which attracted a team of investigative reporters to Phoenix to examine White Collar crime and its alleged ties to key political figures. Bolles 47, was fatally injured by a dynamite bomb placed under his car june 2, 1976, As he kept an appoint ment with an informant who promised him information relating to politicians. He died 11 Days later. Robison and Dunlap were implicated by confessed murderer John Harvey Adamson 33, a Phoenix dog breeder sometime Tow truck operator and admitted arsonist. No decision reached on Castro Phoenix a gov. Raul Castro says president Carter has told him no decision has been made yet a out a rumoured am Assad worship. Castro in Washington saturday for the National governors conference said he spoke briefly with the at a luncheon in the executive 0. . I discussed it with him to the extent that he said no the nanners Haven t arrived on my desk yet i Don t know anything about Castro said in a Telephone interview. Rumours have circulated for several months that the governor would be offered a diplomatic Post possibly in Argentina but there has been no official word on the possibility of an ambassador ship from the administration. Castro and 43 other governors were discussing National Energy problems the alien situation and welfare Reform. Adamson who admitted planting the bomb under Bolles s car pleaded guilty to second degree murder and agreed to testify against Robison and Dunlap and in other criminal cases in Exchange for a 20-year prison term. Adamson testified at a preliminary hearing that Dunlap hired him to kill Bolles because Dunlap s close Friend and business associate millionaire liquor wholesaler Kimper Marley 70, was angered by stories Bolles and written about him. Marley has not been charged in the slaying. Carter Abandons Oil Trade Washington a president Carter is abandoning a Swap of alaskan Oil with Japan partly because he would have a Tough time explaining such a move to american Consumers Long warned of an Energy crisis. James Schlesinger the presi Dent s chief Energy adviser Dis closed sunday that Carter decided it would be wrong to Send alaskan Oil to Japan in Exchange Lor japanese bought Oil shipped from the persian Gulf to states on the Gulf coast and the Eastern Seaboard. The proposal was among several under consideration for handling the daily surplus of barrels a Day expected at West coast refineries once Oil starts flowing at full Capac Ity through the newly opened trans Alaska pipeline. Schlesinger s remarks came on Abc s meet the he acknowledged it would be difficult to justify the Export to americans who have repeatedly been told of the need to conserve fuel. Between rain showers festival Calendar tuesday classic. Starring Elizabeth Taylor Mickey Rooney. 6 and 8 . Room 135, Nau chemistry building. Recommended family entertain ment wednesday music festival chamber orchestra Denis de Coteau conductor Marjorie Holmgren timpani St guest soloist. The orchestra will play pellets and Melisande by Gabriel Faure. 8 . Nau Ardrey memorial auditorium. Thursday film classic Johnny Belin starring Jane Wyman Lew Ayres Charles Bickford. 6 and 8 . Room 135, Nau chemistry building. Saturday music festival symphony orchestra makes its 1977 debut. De Coteau conducting Eudice Shapiro violinist guest artist. Shapiro will join the orchestra to play the Brahms violin concert. 8 . Nau Ardrey memorial auditorium. Sunday music the festival symphony orchestra de Coteau conducting Alicia Schachter pianist guest soloist. Schachter joins the orchestra for piano concerto no. 4, by Beethoven. 2 . Nau Ardrey memorial auditorium. Two Northern Arizona University accounting majors Karla Kumbler 19, and Mary Mel Swanson 24, try to get a Tittle of that skin toning Sun Between the rain showers today. The girls agreed that besides what medical experts warn about sunbathing there Are a Cou ple other problems the rainstorms Northern Arizona receives this time of year and those Little bitty Black bugs that crawl All Over the place. Sun Ioto Babbitt denies gambling link blasts allegations Phoenix a state atty. Gen. Bruce Babbitt said today allegations he has ties to Las vegas gambling figures were a sophisticated and ruthless attempt to destroy my speaking at a special news con Ference Babbitt flatly denied the charges. He said he had been to Las Veges Only twice in his life most recently 10 years ago. Babbitt s remarks followed confirmation last Friday by . Atty. Michael Hawkins of rumours the Fri was investigating the charges. Hawkins termed the investigation routine and said he doubted the charges would prove True. Babbitt said it was a Well known fact that Robert Fendler president of he defunct Lincoln Thrift co., was responsible or starting some of the lie declined to speculate As to Fendler s motive in making the allegations saying he should not Dis cuss someone under criminal indict ment through his office. Babbitt also said he was not in formed of who if anyone else might be behind the allegations. Babbitt said he did not know How Long the investigation would take but said he was sure All the facts would be known in 60 Days and he would be vindicated. Babbitt a Democrat mentioned As a possible candidate for governor next year said he did not fault the decision of Hawkins to ask the Fri to make the probe. However he said it was his personal opinion that the charges were utterly Fri Vilious and that the investigation probably was not warranted. Hawkins also is a Democrat. The attorney general also might consider a libel or slander suit depending on the outcome of the investigation. Babbitt said the curent probe and previous lawsuits filed against him have not had a dampening effect on his political ambitions. There Are times in any Job when you think the game is not Worth the he said. But i think we have gotten a lot Babbitt said that during the past two years he has been personally sued for hundreds of millions of dollars in lawsuits in California new Mexico and elsewhere that ended in dismissal. He declined to specify who filed the suits and whether they might be connected to the current allegations. This office has taken a Strong and uncompromising stance on Law in Babbitt said. Inevitably these prosecutions create enemies among those who do not want the Laws Babbitt said the citizens of Arizona have a right to know All the facts. He said he believes the Fri can and will get to the Bottom of this matter for once and for Deputy to undergo surgery a Coconino county sheriff s Deputy is scheduled to undergo surgery wednesday at Flagstaff Hospital As a result of injuries suffered saturday night. Deputy Mike Maughan suffered a broken jaw and a cracked Cheek Bone As he and another Deputy were assaulted by three men they had arrested for disturbing the peace. Robert d. Cooper 27, Frank j. Guderyahn 23, and jacks. Daws 34, have All been charged with aggravated assault and obstruction of Justice As a result of the fracas which occurred on Slayton ranch Road shortly after 8 . Saturday. The three men have been released on their own custody. Flagstaff police were called to assist the deputies just before 11 . Hijackers continue holding soviet Airliner in Finland sunspots wind rain to 7 Colci 7 editorial i family , 5 Sporin 6 Northland today 2 12 i Nice tag 2 Ophilua Rirl 2 9-10 ii. Moderate to locally heavy thundershowers arc expected in the area through tuesday with Gusty winds near thunderstorms. Cooler temperatures arc also predicted. Helsinki Finland a two hijackers who seized a soviet jetliner on a Domestic flight released More than half of their 79 hostages in Helsinki today and five More escaped authorities said. They said the hijackers threatened to blow up their plane unless it was refuelled but four deadlines passed without incident. In Sweden foreign ministry officials reported and then retracted the report that the hijackers had left Helsinki in a Light plane. They blamed the misunderstanding on communications problems with the finns. Finnish authorities said negotiations were continuing. They gave no indication of the hijackers motives or what kind of arms they had. Sweden the pair s original destination declared it would not admit the hijackers and negotiators said they then demanded to be flown to some other country. Finland has an agreement with the soviet Union to automatically extra dict White Sweden has refused to extra dict a soviet Hijacker. An earlier Hijack drama in the Mideast ended sunday when six palestinians who commandeered a kuwaiti Airliner Friday surrendered at Damascus Syria and released the last of their hostages unharmed. The hijackers of the soviet plane released seven crewmen sunday and 42 women and children. Unis morning. But they kept 30 hostages aboard while intensive negotiations continued a government spokesman said. The pair described Only a Young commandeered the Aeroflot jetliner with 79 persons aboard during a 175-mile flight from Petrozavodsk the capital of soviet Karelia to Leningrad Sanday night. The motive for the hijacking was not immediately known. The Pilot radioed Stockholm 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. In Helsinki the hijackers threatened to blow up the plane unless they were Given fuel to continue on out of the country. Finland has an agreement with the soviet Union for the automatic extradition of air hijackers. 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 talk with the Hijack ers. The Interior ministry said the hijackers released seven Crew members sunday night. This mor Ning they freed a woman and her in Fant child and 2vi hours later they released 20 women and children. Shortly after noon they released 20 More women leaving 30 passengers aboard. The freed hostages were reported in Good health and officials said they would be flown Back to Russia As soon As possible. The finnish government set up a four Man ministerial group to negotiate with the hijackers. The government has tried to solve the problem through negotiations. So far the tactics have led to the release of More than half the a government communique said. It was the second hijacking of a soviet Airliner in six weeks. A 37 year old Mechanic named Vasily Sosnovsky took Over a twin engine Aeroflot an24 on May 26 and forced the Pilot to Fly him to Stockholm. After he applied for Asylum the swedish government refused to extradite him and said it would put him in trial. The soviet Airliner was seized about eight hours after five palestinian hijackers turned on their Leader and forced him to surrender with them to syrian police who guaranteed them absolute two Arab officials and five British Crew members of the kuwaiti air lines Airliner were freed unharmed. Armed with a sub machine gun and other weapons the palestinians took Over the Boeing 707 Jet Friday after it took off from Beirut for Kuwait with 55 persons aboard. The captives were in two batches during 25 hours of negotiations As the Airliner sat at the Kuwait Airport in temperatures that Rose to 118 degrees

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