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Berkshire Eagle (Newspaper) - December 5, 1977, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 2 the Berkshire Eagle monday dec 51977 British Send troops to Bermuda to help end racial unrest following hanging of 2 up British prime minister James Callaghan wears a Skull Cap along with israeli prime minister Menahem begin As Grace is said during a dinner put on in London by the israeli government during begins today stay in London striking British firemen Are determined to hold out London up most of Britain 35000 striking firefighters have resigned themselves to a Bleak Christmas but Are determined to hold out for More Money even though no settlement is in sight the firefighters Union executive Council was to meet tuesday but sources said chances were slight they would accept the governments offer of a 10 percent pay increase and go Back to work the firefighters who make a Basic wage of a week want a 30 percent increase it took a lot to get the firemen to take their historic decision to strike David Chaloner of the fire brigades Union executive Council said but now they Are out they Are certainly not going Back for a 10 percent increase London firefighter Jim Rollinson said he originally voted against the strike but was now resigned to spending Christmas on the picket line in making a Hobby horse out of Wood for one of my sons and a soldiers uniform for the other Rollinson said he said his fire stations annual Christmas dance had been cancelled weve lost too much Money now after three weeks on strike and we will not go Back to work with our tails Between our legs Rollin son said Christmas is always frugal for a fireman but this year there is no Christmas thanks to Home Secretary Merlyn Rees said Peter Williams a firefighter in London East end the government is trying to starve us out but they wont because the firemen have got to win this thousands of firefighters left their wintry picket lines this weekend to March in demonstrations in support of their pay demands others wooed Public sympathy by taking advertisements in newspapers or speaking at school debates an and in a Northern London newspaper thanked residents tradesmen and the travellers of Hampstead for their donations and signatures on a petition of support we have a difficult fight on our hands a fight to support our families and to serve you the Public the Best we can read the advertisement we Pray for a speedy end to this dispute and ask you for your continued sup port Ira Leader Seamus Twomey is recaptured by police Dublin Ireland up ii Irish Republican army chief Seamus Twomey a master of disguise whose escapes from tight spots Are legendary has been recaptured by police after four years on the mos wanted list Ira sources said his arrest saturday dashed All chances of a Holiday truce in Northern Ireland there never was much Hope of a Christmas ceasefire one source said but now there is none Twomey 57 a former chief of staff of the provisional Ira was captured by police who had been watching a Dublin suburban Home where they had been tipped he was staying a police source said More than 100 detectives had been stationed along the route Twomey was expected to drive and a squad car rammed his automobile he was taken to Portal rises maximum Security prison about 60 Miles South of the capital Twomey various escapes reminiscent of 1 i t e r a t u r is Scarlet p i m p e r n e 1 have become part of Ira folklore and earned him the nickname Green Pimpernel on one occasion he walked past searching British troops disguised As a roman Catholic priest Blessing them and smiling benignly As he went on another occasion he was questioned by Security men but released after he persuaded them he was a stockbroker on a fishing trip since his expensive stolen automobile was stacked with costly Trout rods and tackle he had been sought by Irish Security chiefs since Twomey dramatic escape in a hijacked helicopter from Mountjoy prison in october 1973 on that occasion Twomey and two other leading Ira chieftains Kevin Mallon 37 and Joe Ohagen 58 were exercising in the prison Yard when a helicopter suddenly hovered overhead and scooped them to Freedom Twomey a balding bespectacled former bookmaker joined the Ira in the Early 1940s but dropped out of sight until the current violence erupted in August 1969 he established himself quickly As a ruthless and uncompromising Leader of the iras Belfast brigade and later As its chief staff a position for which he never was challenged by any of the lesser Hawks Twomey surprised Many observers by reluctantly agreeing to a ceasefire in 1972 it lasted just 13 Days and ended when Twomey told a British officer on the streets of Belfast to hell with your truce new York times news service Hamilton Battle Clad British soldiers landed on this Atlantic resort Island last night where fresh plywood has been tacked up Over Pink Blue and yellow storefronts in the Wake of three Days of racial unrest the 260 British soldiers Are to provide support for local police men who have clashed with bands of youths since two Black men were hanged As murderers Here Friday one of the men was Erskine Burrows who was convicted of killing sir Richard sharpies then the governor his aide capt Hugh Sayers and police commissioner George Duckett and in a separate incident two shipowners during a robbery the other Man Larry w Tacklyn was acquitted of the first crime but convicted of the second the first 80 of the British troops arrived at the United states Navy air station Here at 3 pm from Belize formerly Brit ish Honduras where they had been stationed since Early fall the rest of the troops flown Here from Britain Are from the Royal regiment of Fusiliers cmdr David Aldrich of the Royal Navy the senior British officer on Bermuda said he did not believe the troops would be put on the streets right away but would be held in a Camp at Warwick used by the local Ber Muda regiment after the pm to Dawn curfew went into effect last eve Ning the streets in downtown Hamilton and the winding roads throughout the Island seemed deserted except for an occasion Al police unit armed with tear Gas guns patrolling in Landro vers throughout the Day this Sun washed pastel coloured Island was quiet but the tensions of the last three nights remained it is the of season now and the hotels and Beach clubs Are Only Hal full still sailboats mane Vered in the Blue Harbor in Hamilton golfers strode across the fairways overlooking the Atlantic and tourists on motor bikes Rode Over the twisting Hilly roads after pm when the cur few goes into effect no one is supposed to be on the streets except the police firemen the Bermuda regiment a militia unit and now the British army the hotels have scheduled additional rum swizzle parties to mollify their guests restaurants and Heaters Are closed word of the unrest has already begun to bring cancelled reservations and Early departures Many Here see a threat to the tourist Industry the Island nations economic Backbone enough is enough the Roy Al Gazette said the bad publicity abroad is probably worse than anything Bermuda Ever received the editorial said adding in refer ence to a wave of terrorism on another Island when tourists Start to die Bermuda could find its tourism wiped out in much the same Way As it was in St Thomas tourism is fragile the editorial said those throwing fire bombs from cars should under stand that very soon they May not have a car to throw bombs from the timing was somewhat in opportune for the tourist Industry since 180 foreign travel agents had just arrived for their annual Bermuda briefing tour postponed once before because of a hotel strike Colin Shelley the islands tourism director re called the tourism had recovered after rioting Here in 1968 but added what Vou cant Mea sure is the irreversible harm done in terms of bermudas image As a quiet place to take a Holiday the hangings and the rioting came after a week of gathering protest against capital punish ment Here led mainly by the opposition largely Black progressive labor party a petition containing 13128 signatures calling for the abolition of Capi Tal punishment was submitted to the government Lois Browne Evans the Leader of the opposition party was the attorney for Tacklyn and unsuccessfully argued an Appeal for him for 42 hours on the eve of his hanging she then filed notice of her intent to Appeal to the privy Council in London but the execution was not stayed the Berkshire Eagle published every Day except sundays and holidays by the Eagle publish ing co 33 Eagle St Pittsfield mass 01201 subscription rates single copy 20 cents by Carrier per week by motor route 5580 per month by mail All zones one month v10 three months 1530 six months 3060 one year 6120 single copy current 30c Bock or foreign country subscription double the rate Ostal regulations require payment n Advance All charge orders must e paid within 15 Days College students 20 per cent discount change of address to avoid interruption of service subscribers by mail should notify local Post office and the Berkshire Eagle giving old address As Well As new second class postage paid at Pittsfield Massachusetts 01201 advertisers should Check their and the first Day the Berkshire Eagle shall not be liable for failure to publish an and or for a typographical error or errors in publications except to the extent of the Tost of the and for the first Days insertion adjustment for errors is limited to the Cost of that portion of the and wherein the error occurred footnote even when the Light is go go go smart Spring Drivers Are slow slow slow Astro astros prime ribs of beef prime ribs 4990420 it 8 Cheshire re Lanesborough Back Bone removed All 7 ribs 12 to 15 in think Back to your last dining experience on the town How carefully you chose the restau rant and How pleased you were to have your maitre d seat you at that special table the wine was a perfect Choice prime ribs was served and Only then was the experience Complete Astro beef has caused Many such smiles of approval with our prime ribs in 599 7 Milf North of Coltsville open Monfri 7 ams pm enlarge shrimp peeled de veined Gulf of Mexico the Best you can buy 3 in bag gala delicacies Holiday entertainment jumbo baked stuffed shrimp baked stuffed clams cocktail Franks assorted hot hours oeuvres cold deluxe canapes Troy of party cookies Rumocki egg Roll Ruebens a paratrooper becomes emperor Bangui Central african Empire Dpi former French paratrooper Jean Bedel Bokassa was crowned emperor of the Central african Empire in a million extravaganza sunday dazzling a country in which the average person earns a year v the Coronation during which he walked on Rose petals flown in from France Cost a fourth of the country earnings from All exports some 2000 guests attended a Mammoth banquet served at the order of the 56yearold Bokassa crowned emperor in a sports stadium before attending High mass at notre Dame Cathedral Bokassa presided from a throne at the Renaissance Palace banquet where he opened a gala Ball with his wife the new Empress Catherine 27 to the tunes of a quaint sounding specially commissioned emperors Waltz the Imperial guests ate game ranging from Antelope to wild boar and an eight layered 4foothigh cake held up by chocolate columns and topped with the Emblem of the Empire an Eagle mounted on a Sun made for him by a Paris Baker Bokassa arrived at sundays Coronation ceremonies 90 minutes late swathed in a beige Gold embroidered Toga upon which draped an Ermi Elined velvet cloak embroidered in Gold before Bokassa i received his Crown studded with 2000 Ive just designed coordinated the two perfect accessories for you to use in enhancing your own facial Beauty eyeglasses and cosmetics by now when you Wear my glasses to Frame your face distinctively you can also emphasize your own color ing with a perfectly matched Selec Tion of custom tones to highlight the natural skin tones already there they come personally created and selected by me in a custom color kit Dapson opticians 137 North St Ell Small Pittsfield 4488559 274 main St it Harrington 5282171 for Christmas gifting three mountaineers inc Square compote unusual compote Good de sign and construction finished in olde Pine and in old country colors size 9 x 9 x 7 diamonds and topped by a Gold orb representing the Earth a total of 101 cannons boomed out across the Dusty town to announce the accession of Africa new Imperial family he was preceded into the Hal full stadium by Empress Catherine dressed in a glittering Gold lame gown studded with rubies sapphires and emeralds and escorted by eight ladies waiting Clad in puffy Pink White and red dresses More than half of the foreign guests failed to appear at the festivities which Many african countries Felt ridiculed All Africa Bokassa Empress Catherine and the 2yearold heir designate Jean Bedel George travelled to the Coronation in Gold and Green carriages pulled by White dappled horses four Hundred and fifty pounds of Rose petals flown in from France were thrust under the feet of their Imperial High Nesses As they walked to their thrones Bokassa throne a 15foothigh figure of an Eagle with a wingspan of 18 feet also was imported from France As were the clothes for the Coronation the Flowers the food the pre fabricated Villas for the guests the Royal jewels the horses the Fine Bone China and three tableware services for 1500 per sons each in Silver gilded Copper and Silver plate the guests wore morning suits top hats and Long formal dresses despite 100degreeplus temperatures Buster Brown for the holidays open sundays 1 to 5 pm jibs shoes 235239 North Street next to Berkshire Hill shop 805 North St Pittsfield Tel 4436452 open Mon sat 10 to 9 sundays 10 to 5 we cant wait to give you your gift two free months when you join Elaine Powers now Elaine Powers has a special Holiday gift for you two free months of membership when you sign up now for the regular 13week program Start now use the Salon and equipment As often As you like get yourself in Good shape for All the Holiday food and festivities free then in january Start the new year right with your full Elaine Powers program of exercise and sensible eating youll pay just s3 a week for the Complete 13week program and the first two months Are on us limited time offer get in shape for the Holiday free Start your full program in january Call today for your two free months 4992680 00 per week Complete 13week program plus renewal fee Prwivo sons 1977 Etaine Powers v fee Pinion Ngure salons w

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