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Austin Daily Herald (Newspaper) - July 11, 1977, Austin, Minnesota Weather a severe thunderstorm is possible Early tonight. Clear to partly Cloudy tuesday. Low tonight in the lower 60s. High tuesday in the lower 80s.Austin daily Herald established 1891 vol. Xxxv no. 202 3 Austin Minn., monday july la 1977 single copy 20 Carrier delivery 90 per week 16 pages ends hijackers of soviet Jet free half of hostages archbishop in Texas roman Catholic traditionalist archbishop Marcel Lefebvre left and father Hector Bolduc right of Queen of Angels Chapel say a prayer sunday As they begin dedication ceremonies at Dickinson Texas Chapel. Father Bolduc invited the archbishop from Paris France to perform the ceremony. A laser photo Senate set to wrestle with Neutron question Helsinki Finland a two hijackers who seized a soviet jetliner on a Domestic flight and threatened to blow it up at Helsinki Airport unless it was refuelled released More than half their hostages today authorities said. A government spokesman said Sweden the hijackers original destination had refused to let them land and the two Young men were now demanding they be flown to a some other countries a a which were not named. 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 this morning. But they kept 30 hostages aboard while a intensive negotiations continued a government spokesman said. The pair described Only a a Young males a commandeered the Aeroflot jetliner with 79 persons aboard during a 17&-mile flight from Petrozavodsk the capital of soviet Karelia to Leningrad sunday 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 twinset 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 hijackers. The Interior ministry said the hijackers released seven Crew members sunday night. This morning they freed a woman and her infant child and 2 k 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 offi Carter Hedges on Oil proposal by Mike Shanahan Washington a rigorous examination of president Carters Energy plan will occupy much of Congress time this week but at the top of today a Senate Agenda is a vote on giving Congress the final say in adding the Neutron bomb to the nations nuclear Arsenal. Sen. Mark Hatfield b-ore., had earlier failed in an attempt to persuade the Senate to ban outright any deployment of the Neutron bomb. A Compromise he is sponsoring would permit either the House or Senate to veto a decision by Carter to go ahead with the weapon. A proposal requiring both houses to veto the bomb was Given a better Chance of approval however the Neutron bomb which relies on controlled radiation to kill enemy soldiers rather than the huge explosive Power of other nuclear weapons has been criticized As an addition to the arms race. Proponents say it provides a needed weapon for the North Atlantic treaty organization whose european forces Are outnumbered by soviet and Eastern european forces. Limitations near end in Piper Case St. Paul Minn. A a Federal grand jury is expected to decide this week whether to hand Down indictments in one of the most expensive unsolved kidnappings in the country. The 1972 kidnapping of Virginia Piper or Orono Minn., involved the payment of a la million Ransom. The statute of limitations on the Case runs out july 27. . Attorney Andrew Danielson declined Friday to say what action Federal prosecutors will ask the grand jury to take. He said the grand jury will report at the end of next week on the action taken. Mrs. Piper the wife of a Minneapolis securities broker was abducted from her Home by two masked men. She was released in a wooded area near Duluth after her husband paid the $1 million Ransom. About $4,000 of the Money has been recovered. The grand jury which began meeting last August has reportedly heard testimony in the Piper Case for several months. In april newspapers in the Minneapolis St. Paul area reported that the Fri had made a breakthrough in the Case by Matching a fingerprint from a shopping bag found at the spot mrs. Piper was held with the prints of a Stillwater prison inmate serving a life sentence for murder. Schedule of pages vs-mkt.�?2 editorial�?4 society�?6-7 Arma news�?9 sports�?10-11 form pogo�?12 comtcs-tv�?13 classified -legals�?14-15-16 news highlights korean flood toll at 206 Seoul South Korea apr the flood toll in the Seoul area Rose to 206 dead today but the number of missing was reduced from 147 to 85 As persons turned up alive and errors in tallying were corrected the National flood Relief Center reported. 7die, hiking toll to 371 by the associated press seven persons died in separate weekend traffic accidents in Minnesota raising the state s 1977 Highway toll to 371, compared with 367 a year ago. Sees american left winning Denver a Tom Hayden says the nation s progressive politicians should develop leaders an organization and a political program that could propel America s left to National Power Over the course of to to 15 years. Onassis heir in divorce Athens Greece apr an Athens court and the orthodox Church of Greece have granted a divorce to Christina Onassis the principal heiress to the Fortune of shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis and Alexandras Andreadis sources close to both families reported today. Noon Dow Down by 3.39 new York apr Stock prices sustained a moderate loss today in quiet mid summer trading. The noon Dow Jones average of 30 industrials was off 3.39 at 904.60 after a 4.66-Point drop last week. As it returns from its 10-Day Independence Day break Congress has less than a month to work on a heavy legislative Load before leaving town for the traditional August recess. The Senate is due to vote this week on Carters proposal to halt a controversial reactor project that would produce More plutonium than it consumes. The president said earlier this year he wants to end . Development of such nuclear breeder reactors such As the one planned for the Clinch River nuclear Power Plant now under construction in Tennessee. Carter said such facilities would provide an easy target for terrorists trying to build nuclear weapons. Environmentalists say the plants Are vulnerable to nuclear accidents. Supporters of the reactor say Japan the soviet Union and Western european nations Are proceeding with their own programs whether or not the United states cancels the Tennessee Plant and a plutonium recycling facility at Barnwell . Carters ally in the Senate debate will be sen. Dale bumpers d-ark., who plans an amendment to an Energy research and development administration appropriations Bill to allot $33 million to phase out the Clinch River Plant. Other senators will urge spending the full $150 million for further construction. Sen. Frank Church a Idaho a supporter of eventual plutonium development is expected to urge a Compromise $75 million authorization with a years construction delay to give Carter time to dissuade other countries from proceeding with their plans. While the full House has few issues of Broad Public interest scheduled this week its committees will be Busy. Washington a pres ident 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 presidents chief Energy adviser disclosed sunday that Carter decided it would be wrong to Send alaskan Oil to Japan in Exchange for 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 500,000 barrels a Day expected at West coast refineries once Oil starts flowing at full capacity through the newly opened trans Alaska pipeline. Schlesinger a remarks came on no cd so 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. A was a consequence there will be no exchanges All of the Oil coming out of Alaska will have to be shipped to the states a he said. Schlesinger said Carter decided to abandon the proposal last monday. The .-japanese Oil Swap had been touted by some administration and Oil Industry officials As a Means of cutting the Cost of transporting alaskan Oil to Eastern and Southern refineries. Those officials said such an arrangement could Cut As much As $1 to $1.50 a barrel from the Cost of transporting alaskan Oil East on tankers through the Panama canal. But said Schlesinger a we Are unable to demonstrate Clear Cut savings to the Consumers. On balance the president has reviewed the matter and he believes the swaps would be undesirable a partly on political grounds partly for other technical the administration is believed to favor building pipelines to carry surplus alaskan Oil to markets in the Midwest. Schlesinger said Carters decision to keep alaskan Oil in the United states should encourage that development. In Anchorage trans Alaska pipeline officials said sunday they hoped to resume pumping Oil within Days. The flow was halted Friday night after a fire knocked out a pumping station near Fairbanks. Meanwhile House Republican Leader John Rhodes said sunday he does no to believe Congress is any mood to give the president Broad standby authority to impose a gasoline rationing program. He appeared on abcs a issues and dais said they would be flown Back to Russia As soon As possible. The finnish government set in a four Man ministerial group to negotiate with the hijackers. A the government has tried to solve the problem through negotiations. So far the tactics have led to the release of More than half the hostages a 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 on trial. Falls from docked boat is drowned Lake City Minn. A Allan Anderson 42, St. Paul drowned sunday when he fell from his boat docked in a Marina at Lake Pepin Wabasha county authorities said. Officers said Anderson was alone in the Craft when the a. Cadent happened around 12 30 . The body was recovered about four hours later. Protection of . Phone Calls sought Washington a president Carta concerned about soviet eavesdropping on Telephone Calls in the United states will soon be Given several proposals to preserve the secrecy of classified communications. The president is expected to decide by the end of the summer How to protect such Calls one source said sunday. The problem stems from the relative ease with which the soviet Union is reportedly listening in electronically from properties it owns in Washington and elsewhere in the United states on Telephone Calls transmitted through the air by microwave. The Advent of advanced computers has simplified the process considerably because the equipment can quickly sort through the various Calls selecting particular information. A it is a problem and we re trying to figure out what to do about it a one White House official said. A but when you Start to talk about it you Tell the other people How much you know demonstrators on tent Hill at Kent state University rally sunday in support of their stand on the gymnasium that they feel should not be built on the ground where four students lost their lives on May 4, 1970 sunday afternoon the trustees of the University decided that they would seek an injunction to Force the protestors to vacate the Campus. The vote by the trustees was 6-1. A laser photo head on clash imminent for Usu and protestors about what they Are doing. A a former . Government official asked about the study now being done for the president by a government task Force said Only that it involved classified material and was a not something we should talk about on the sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan d-n.y., concerned about the same problem said the Carter administration should demand that the russians Stop the eavesdropping. He said the russians Are violating the rights of american citizens on . Soil. Carter has been briefed on the problem by Zbigniew Bree Zinski his National Security adviser and by Stansfield Turner director of the Central intelligence Agency. The task Force report is still being drafted one source said. Another said the study involved Quot every government Agency interested in intercepting messages or in not being but he would not identify the agencies involved. By Sergio Lalli associated press writer Kent Ohio a the two sides in the two month Battle Over a piece of ground on the Kent state University Campus Are about to come eyeball to eyeball. Both say they Are sworn to nonviolence. University officials were expected to seek a court order today calling for students and other protesters to vacate Blanket Hill the Knoll where four students were shot and killed by National guard bullets during a Vietnam Era protest. The students say they will have to be carried off that there will be no surrender of the site they consider sacred. The University says it has $6 million tied up in a planned gymnasium Annex at the foot of the Hill. Outgoing University president Glenn Olds says he allowed the Hill to be occupied in deference to the students rights to peaceful protest. Students have lived in tents on the Hill since May 12. But now that construction workers Are ready to begin excavation for the 120,-000-Square-foot building he says the demonstrators have become trespassers. Students in the May fourth coalition a named for the Date in 1970 when the four students were killed and nine others were wounded a say they have a moral right to occupy the ground. Roseann cantors 27, a demonstration Leader rejected As spurious the University a claim that the location of the Annex was determined soley because it would be close to the existing gymnasium. Japanese ruling party keeps role by John Roderick Tokyo a prime minister Takeo Fukuda a Liberal democratic party lip today managed to retain its majority in the upper House of parliament by enlisting three independents who won seats in sundays election. On its own the ruling party secured 63 seats with four races still undecided. The Liberal postal proposals in first test today Washington a the Carter administrations plan to give in tier writing americans a respite from postal rate increases faces the first of two hurdles today. The postal service Board of governors was scheduled to vote on a proposed new a citizen rate on Stamps. As part of a proposed dual rate plan the special consumer rate would keep the 13-cent stamp for personal letters while raising the Cost of a first class business stamp three cents. If the Board approves the plan the new rates will then go to the postal rate commission. If the commission takes no action in to months however the rates would take effect automatically. The Board also planned to act today on a recommendation by sunday afternoon chore or. And mrs. Lyle Turner Austin of. 2, spent sunday afternoon baling Straw South of Austin. Mrs. Turner drove the tractor while her husband handled the baling duties. The Golden Straw was left when the tur ners combined the Oats planted on the land late last week about three weeks ahead of schedule. Herald photo by Judy Allen postmaster general Benjamin Bailer to discount postage for magazines and newspapers that Are sorted by zip code before arriving at Post offices. 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 Carters interest in the citizens postal rate a obviously was a matter of critical significance a Bailar told 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 $2 billion in revenues for the postal service and virtually erasing its annual 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 include 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 rates on magazines books newspapers and nonprofit mailings under a rate Structure approved last wednesday rates for second class books records 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. Democrats needed to win 65 of the 126 seats at stake in the House of councillors to hold on to its majority. The election had been viewed As a key test of the a Dpi a strength after a major Rebuff in elections for the More powerful lower House last december. The conservative Liberal democrats have ruled in Japan for 29 years. Sundays election was to pick new members for half the seats in the 252-seat upper House. The lip went into the elections holding 126 seats. Reacting to the Lockheed payoff scandal and the involvement in it of former prime minister Kakuei Tanaka and other leading Liberal de in of rats the conservative party lost 16 seats then. It patched together a three seat majority by enlisting the support of eight independents but has been forced to make extensive compromises with the opposition for the first time. Now it must Man Euver to avoid defeat in the House of councillors also since it no longer has the two thirds majority in the House of representatives needed to override an Adverse vote in the upper House. Though All parties played Down Lockheed in this Campaign it was apparent that resentment Over the scandal and the Strong influence of big business on the conservative party is still Strong. Foreign policy was not an Issue in the Campaign and the once controversial Security treaty with the United states was virtually ignored. However the swing was not to the socialists or communists. As in december the voters moved toward the moderate Center represented by the Buddhist Komito clean government part the democratic socialists and the new Liberal club a Reform group that broke off from the Liberal democrats. The computers predicted the socialists although still the second largest party would lose four to six of their 61 seats the communists would drop two and Komito would pick up four. 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