Austin Daily Herald in Austin, Minnesota
5 Dec 1977

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5 Dec 1977

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Austin Daily Herald (Newspaper) - December 5, 1977, Austin, Minnesota Weather occasional cloudiness with Light Snow or flurries tonight and tuesday. Lows tonight to below to 16 below. Highs tuesday Zero to 8 daily Herald established 1891 vol. Xxxvi no. 22 Austin Minn., monday dec. 5, 1977 single copy 20 Carrier delivery 90 per week 22 pages too persons die probe begins into Jet Hijack crash Johore Bharu Malaysia $ apr investigators Are trying to determine whether the hijackers of a malaysian Airliner caused the crash in which ? All too persons aboard died and whether the hijackers were japanese terrorists. One witness to the crash sunday night said the twin Jet Boeing 737 wobbled unsteadily Rose slightly then started Down and exploded. Wreckage dismembered bodies clothing and debris were scattered Over a Square mile of swamp North of the Johore Strait and Singapore. The malay mail newspaper said the eyewitness reports a indicated some kind of tussle Between the hijackers and the Quot the explosion May have been caused by explosives carried on Board by the hijackers considering the wide area Over which the wreckage was strewn Quot the paper said among the dead were the cuban ambassador to Malaysia Mario Garcia and his wife two world Bank officials from Washington old. Hoerr and . Naime and malaysians agriculture minister. All Haji Ahmad malaysian airways said about 20 of the 93 passengers were foreigners. Sources at the Kuala Frump or Airport said the Pilot radioed that members of the japanese red army took Over the plane. But the airline said it could not confirm this and did not know How Many hijackers there were they took Over the plane about to minutes after it left Penang Island off the Northwest coast of Malaysia on a flight to Kuala Bumpur the malaysian capital and Singapore with 93 passengers and a Crew of seven an airline spokesman said. The plane stopped at Kuala Bumpur but the hijackers forced the Pilot to take off almost immediately for Singapore the spokesman reported. The explosion occurred shortly after police said they were investigating to determine How the hijackers got on the plane undetected communications minister v. Manickas Asagami said Security at All malaysian airports would be tightened. The japanese red army is a Small organization of extreme left wingers who have been responsible for a number of a major terrorist incidents since 1970. Its most recent exploit was the hijacking of a Japan air lines Jet Over India in september the japanese government paid $6 million in Ransom and released six terrorists from prison and the hijackers and the freed terrorists took Refuge in Algeria Joseph Brennan left chief Industry Bargainer and Arnold Miller right president. United mine workers Union talk with reporters during a break in negotiations for a new Coal contract sunday. The ump contract expires tuesday and Miller has said that a strike is inevitable. A laser photo negotiators continue but strike is imminent by David Ekpo associated press writer Washington a the United mine workers Union is ready to Call its 10th strike in 40 years at Midnight even As negotiators continued meeting into the final hours of the current contract. Representatives of the Union and bituminous Coal operators association met across the table for several hours sunday before recessing the talks until morning there appeared no Hope a strike could be averted at mines in Ohio and West Virginia More than 2,200 miners were reported off the Job late last week More absenteeism was Likely today the final work Day of the expiring contract a a we be got some hard problems. We re working on them that a the nature of this process a said chief Federal mediator Wayne l Horvitz at the end of sundays bargaining Union president Arnold Miller who returned to the talks sunday after a two Day absence said a if wed reached any agreement today i would have told you operators president Joseph p. Brennan asked whether there had been an agreement on any substantial issues said a you Don t reach agreement on sub Stantial issues until you tie it All any strike by the ump s 130,000 miners could be expected to last at least to Days because the Union s ratification process takes that Long a i said last week that if we went out it looked like it might be a Long one a Miller said sunday. The last Union strike in 1974, lasted 42 Days. The longest in 1946, ran 59 Days since 1937 there have been nine strikes in the 19 contract negotiations involving the ump a Union with a tradition of Quot no contract mayors Are divided in plans for cities e san Francisco a a Lively Exchange Between newly elected mayors at the Congress of cities reveals a deep division of opinion that could haunt president Carter in his Effort to Mold a National Urban policy. Carters still evolve my Urban program is based partly on his Lief that because Federal dollars Are scarce they must be Given to the worst off cities to have maximum Impact if mayors do not offer widespread support of this approach it will be difficult for Carter to persuade Congress to Channel most Urban Aid to distressed cities. Most mayors attending the annual meeting of the National league of cities a teachers at Lake Benton might vote Lake Benton Minn apr a spokesman for striking Lake Benton teachers said today teachers May vote on a new con tract offer from the school Board sometime today. John Desantis said language in the proposed offer was being ironed out this morning by teacher and school Board negotiators after which Desantis said he expects the offer to go to teachers for their vote Desantis is a representative for the Minnesota education association Mea of which the Lake bin ton education association is a local affiliate. Teacher negotiators were not available for comment this morning. Twenty four of the District s 26 teachers have been on strike since nov. 16th in a contract dispute mainly Over pay. The Board saturday announced a salary offer it said splits the difference Between previous positions of the Board and teachers Mel Schwartz chief negotiator for the Board said the package offers salary increases for two years totalling $41,368. This is $3,303 More than the boards previous offer but about $1,900 less than the $43,-240 teachers Are seeking Schwartz said. Teachers negotiators have so far had no comment on the inv postal. One of the items to be ironed out in the contract offer specifies the Mea will drop All lawsuits and Legal action now pending if the offer is accepted but Robert Skogerboe. President of the Lake Benton education association says the association is a local affiliate of the Mea and cannot make a decision for the state organization egypta1n president Sadat foes form opposition front Tripoli Libya apr five Arab opponents of egyptian peace overtures to Israel formed a a confrontation front against president Anwar Sadat today and announced diplomatic and Token economic sanctions against him. Iraq walked out of the Tripoli Summit meeting undermining the United front Sadat s foes hoped to achieve and demonstrating once again the chronic dissension in the Arab world. Sadat said the Arab Campaign against him caused him no concern. He also told two Hin ter viewers in Cairo sunday that the soviet Union was behind the Quot rubbish at the Tripoli meeting the leaders of Syria. Libya Algeria South Yemen and the palestinian guerrilla movement agreed in a final communique to a freeze Quot diplomatic relations with Egypt. They also called for a Boycott of egyptian companies trading big catch his catch standing behind him sgt. Jim Phipps of the Florida game and fresh water fish commission describes How he and Richard Boatwright of Oke Echo tracked and located Quot colonel Joe Quot the 7,000-Pound asian elephant on the Loose in Glades county four Days sunday. The $50,000 Star attraction of circus Vargas eluded circus trainers cowboys air plane and helicopter pilots and the game and fish wardens since a tuesday truck Accident permitting the elephant to wander into the Lykes Brothers game preserve in Glades county. It. Myers fla., Mike Sierra a laser photo trial arguments begin so kicks out evidence patently favor the approach but leaders of healthy cities Many of them in the South and the West say they need Federal dollars to help pay for the costs of growth a new sewers better streets More fire hydrants and the like. The differing viewpoints among the 4,500 delegates were dramatized in a luncheon Exchange sunday Between Houston mayor elect James Mcconn and his counterparts from Cleveland Seattle and new Orleans. Mcconn asked rhetorically Quot Why should we share our goodness when maybe we earned it Quot a distressed cities policy would Reward communities a who have had trouble in the past with fiscal planning a he said Ernest Moriah mayor elect of new Orleans said he considers new Orleans like Houston to be a Sun Belt Community schedule of pages vs-mktt�?2 editorial�?4 society�?6-7-8 area Newt -9 sports�?16-17 form newt�?18 comict-tv�?19 classified legals 20-21 Advt Rise mint Puppy gets Home with want and this family had no trouble giving away a Puppy by using an and in the Low Cost Herald want and Section there is no evidence that Bruce Webber shot Shirleen Howard or received payment for killing her webbers attorney said today. Quot he denies that there is evidence that he killed Shirleen Howard a attorney Steven Gold Berg told a Mower county District court jury before presentation of testimony began in webbers first degree murder trial Winona county attorney Julius Gernes said the state will show that mrs Howard 32, was slain by Webber 36 the state alleges that Webber was hired by the woman s husband Donald Howard 34 Gernest opening statement took about one half hour Gold Berg did his in five minutes the statement came shortly before the Minnesota supreme court ruled that a critical piece of evidence. Webber s identification by a police informer As the alleged hired gunman was not admissible the presiding judge Glenn Kelley had ruled that Raymond Mike re a identification of Webber had been the result of a improper suggestion by police and the supreme court upheld Kelley a judgment after the state appealed in new Orleans meanwhile Howard was expected to waive extradition today and return to face the same charge but is not expected to testify in the Webber trial he was captured in Louisiana after escaping from the Winona county jail in october Gernes said investigators found that Webber of Rockdale ii had visited Howard s Winona hardware store in the fall of 1976 and Early 1977 they also found Webber had phoned free Puppy two month old a had All of it thou oozing or Good Horn Calix _ this and ran under the classification pets and pet sup ill or tile and was scheduled to with Israel of which there Are none demanded that the head quarters of the 21-member Arab league be removed from Cairo and appealed for support for Syria the chief remaining military threat to Israel the meeting also resulted in a reconciliation among palestinian guerrilla groups and a hardening of palestinian opposition to peace negotiations with Israel. Iraq delegates left the libyan Peoples Palace sunday after four Days of wrangling behind closed doors the walkout underlined a Long standing rift lie tween Iraq and Syria ruled by rival wings of the baath socialist party that Are split Over tactics toward Israel Syria s intervention in Lebanon and its diversion of the Waters of the euphrates River the iraqis have sent out invitations to an anti Sadat meet my of their own in Baghdad next week and it was believed they refused to join the Tripoli front because it is Likely to be led by syrian president Hafez Assad the iraqis came to make sabotage said a spokesman for the Saida palestinian guerrillas who Are controlled by Syria he accused the iraqis of be or Quot pro a palestinian official said Iraq first demanded that tin meeting reject u n Security Council resolutions 242 and 338, the basis of most Arab israeli peace efforts since the 1967 War syrian opposition blocked this the iraqis then demanded that the group declare its intention of creating an anti Sadat front but leave the actual formation to the proposed Baghdad meeting in what palestinian officials said was a slap at Iraq the Palestine liberation Organ cation issued a statement proclaiming its Quot total conk detonation of any party to the Tripoli Summit that rejects for nation of the front Howard 16 times Between Jan. 25, 1977, and aug. La 1977 and that 22 Calls had been made from the Howard store or Home to numbers listed to Webber genies said mrs Howard was killed in the basement of her Home on aug 13. Gernes said Webber told investigators aug 24 that he had been fishing at Arcadia wis25 Miles North of Winona the weekend of mrs Howard a death but added that he Quot might have driven across the Bridge and took a Quick look around. Quot however the county attorney said four witnesses will be Able to testify that Webber was in Winona aug 12-13 and Register at a Motel there both Days the prosecutor also said Norman Kostuck now a Winona county Deputy sheriff had worked with Webber on a conk suction Job last fall and the two had conversed about How a Mur Der might be committed in such a Way it is not detected there was specific reference to doing the killing with a Silencer or in a basement to muffle the sound. Gernes said the two also discussed that a payoff Money Quot might Best be transmitted in a mailed Magazine Gernes said he told the jury $1,500 rolled into pages of a ladies Home journal had been received by Webber in the mail after the killing Goldberg who noticed jurors taking notes during Gernest statement reminded them that the statement was a not evidence a a you have to Analyse the evidence As you hear it Quot Goldberg said he added that the states evidence would not be sufficient to overcome webbers presumption of innocence egyptian president Anwar Sadot gestures animatedly during an interview sunday in Cairo. The egyptian Leader said his bold peace initiative with Israel was prompted by some secret Hon written letters sent to him by president Carter although Carter did not propose the Steps taken by Sadat. A loser photo British troops deploy to Calm Bermuda riots pet plies for Sale for on one Day run in the paper three Days news highlights probe stalls Fraser derision Minneapolis apr rep. Donald Fraser d Minn., says his decision on whether to run for the . Senate has been delayed because of the investigation into korean bribe schemes in Washington. Fraser whose congressional District includes parts of Minneapolis has said he May Challenge sen. Wendell Anderson in the 1978 election. Hospital proposal draws no s Minneapolis apr vocal opposition has developed in South Central and southwestern Minnesota to proposed Federal guidelines designed to Spur the closing of surplus Hospital Beds. Under the proposal Many Rural hospitals could be vulnerable. However the metropolitan health Board already has begun a study in the Minneapolis St. Paul area that also could close several hospitals. Manitoba official denies charges Winnipeg Manitoba apr Revenue minister Joe Guay has rejected claims that confidential income tax information in the Federal governments com outer is not secure. Quot nobody got into our computers it even if they did they would have got very Little Quot he told a weekend meeting of the Manitoba Liberal party. By George Esper associated press w Riter Hamilton Bermuda apr British troops armed with Niles and machine guns deployed in Bermuda today for the first time in nearly to years but rioting to protest the execution of two Blacks for political Mur Dens already had ended British commanders said 260 troops had been brought in from bases in Belize in Central a Merica and England to Back up the 900 men of the local police Force and the Bermuda regiment the British Island Colony was Calm All Day sunday and Only three fire bombs exploded Sun Day night in a truck and a vacant House in Hamilton and at a Reform school 12 Miles outside the City no casualties were reported Quot i think the steam has gone out of it a said police inspector Allan Lister a dusk to Dawn curfew remained in effect Black youths rioted and hurled fire bombs thursday Friday and saturday nights to protest the hanging Friday of two Black terrorists convicted of murdering the British governor and his aide the British police chief and two White super Market owners in 1972-73. It was Bermuda s first executions in 31 years the rioters were estimated Tojo it it of have done $5 million Worth of damage but no serious injuries have been reported three per sons including two americans died in a fire at the Southampton Princess hotel thursday night during the first riot but the noting and the hotel were seven Miles apart and officials said they had been unable to deter mine yet whether there was any connection lots Brown Evans Leader of the predominantly Black opposition labor party charged at a news conference that prime minister David Gibbons and governor sir Peter Ramsbotham Over reacted by calling in the British troops and that their presence would create More ten Sion there also was resentment among some Black soldiers of the Bermuda regiment huh plead far Jab lamp 1 denier Iii stale St Paul Minn a Ari ailing sen Hubert Humphrey telephoned gov Rudy Perpich saturday to make what the governor said was an a Timpas stoned plea for the establishment of a Job corps cent i on the old Bethel College Cam pus in St Paul Perpich said sunday that the Bethel Campus is still being considered Austin men Hurt in Iowa Auto Accident. It y Ltd a a y o a it a amp -1 Days to Christmas three former Austin men recent transfers to the Geo a Hormel amp co. Plant at Fremont neb were injured sunday mor lung in a motor vehicle mishap near Avoca Iowa the three Paul Arett Mark Erickson and David Anderson remain hospitalized today Arett is in Good condition at a Harlan. Iowa Hospital Erickson is in serious condition and Anderson is in fair condition at Bergen mercy Hospital Omaha neb Erickson and Anderson suffered multiple fractures and lacerations in the mishap the Iowa state Highway patrol reported today Arett sustained cuts and bruises Anderson was driving a 1968 jeep at 8 50 a in sunday on interstate to near Avoca 50 Miles East of Omaha when he lost control of the vehicle on icy roads spinning around and striking a Bridge twice a Semi trailer truck driven by Kenneth l Winchester of Kentucky then struck the jeep the state patrol said Anderson s jeep was a total loss Winchester was not injured cold by the associated press Winter is expected to make it self known across Minnesota today and tonight with some of the coldest weather of the sea son the National weather service issued travel advisories for Northeast Minnesota this morning predicting additional acc mutations of one to three inches of new Snow by tonight Arctic air moved into the up per Midwest behind a Low pres sure Center that brought the Snow temperatures were expelled to drop throughout the Day with lows tonight of 25 below in some Northern areas the cold weather should remain through tuesday with the Mercury climbing perhaps As High As five above Zero in the North the bitter cold will be accompanied by winds of 15 to 20 Mph

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