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Biloxi Daily Herald (Newspaper) - July 11, 1977, Biloxi, Mississippi
Serving Biloxi Gulfport and the Mississippi Gulf coast for 92 years served by the associated press volume 93 number 199 Mississippi coast monday afternoon july in 1977 2 sections 24 pages single copy 15 thew rid today International foreign Exchange trading Madrid the Spanish government suspended All foreign Exchange trading today and private banking sources said the government was planning to devalue the peseta by 20 to 85 per cent. The move followed the official Bank of Spain s announcement that it would not set new Dollar peseta rates today. Private Banks continued to Exchange dollars at the old rate of 69.99 victim released Paris a the president of the Fiat motor company s French subsidiary who was kidnapped three months ago was released this morning near Versailles. Police said that Lucchino Revelli Beaumont was in Good health but had been kept blindfolded most of the time since his abduction april 13.the police a Aid no arrests had been made. There was no indication whether any Ransom had been paid. A first demand of 8 million was later reduced. The later amount was not disclosed but it was believed to have been about $3 election Tokyo a prime minister Takeo Fukuda s Liberal democratic party appeared headed today for its second major Rebuff at the polls in seven months As computer projections indicated it would fall three seats Short of a majority in the upper House of parliament. Both the Kyodo news service and the Japan broadcasting corp. Said their computers after digesting the returns at mid morning from the election sunday for half the members of the House of councillors predicted the conservative forces that have governed Japan for 29 years would wind up with 124 of the total 252 seats. That would be two less than they have had since 1973 and will mean continuation of the Era of Compromise that began with the Liberal democrats setback in the lower House elections last Aid Washington a the veterans administration chief wants to use space age technology to help amputees and veterans with spinal Cord injuries. A administrator Max Cleland said sunday the Agency plans to locate a rehabilitation engineering research and development Center in the Chicago area. Cleland a triple amputee said in a speech the unit will be started on a Small scale in the financial year that begins oct. 1, and is expected to be fully funded in the fiscal year after and Coos search continues for body Poplarville miss. A More than 175 National guardsmen and volunteers combed a four Square mile area without Success sunday for the body of a woman whose head was discovered alongside Mississippi 53 last week. The 75 National guardsmen and 100 other volunteers walked the area for about six hours sunday. Pearl River county criminal Deputy Mark Thomas said the search was to continue today in an expanded area but he said the guardsmen would not be available. Thomas said authorities have narrowed the list of possible identities to no More than 10 of the 75 whose descriptions were sent from across the country. He said Only one of the potential identities is that of a mississippian. Thomas said he was to receive dental records today for several of the possible victims. The head was found last tuesday. Deputies said the woman had been dead for several , Ann landers.-a-8 classified.----------------------------------------------------b-8 comics crossword.b-4 daily living -----------a-8 entertaln�ent.b-2 horoscopt.b2 sports.b-5 the aces.-----------------�?�------------------------�-4weather Neutron bomb vote at top of Senate Agenda Washington apr rigorous examination of president Carter s Energy plan will occupy much of Congress time this week but at the top of today s Senate Agenda is a vote on giving Congress the final say in adding the Neutron bomb to the nation s nuclear Arsenal. Sen. Mark Hatfield r-ore., had earlier failed in an attempt to persuade the Senate to ban outright any deployment of the ile tron 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. 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 Carter s 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 so. Women Challenge Texas delegation moves into Chapel. France s roman Catholic archbishop Marcel Lefebvre Steps out from under his canopy to go into Queen of Angels roman Catholic Chapel in Dickinson Texas sunday a War photo morning. The traditionalist archbishop was invited from Paris France to participate in dedication ceremonies. Story on a-2.weekend rain will hold Pecan fruit on Trees Marie Langlois Herald staff writer scattered rain saturday and sunday Over the Gulf coast area the first measurable rainfall since May 31, is expected to hold the pecans on the Trees according to . Fleming Harrison county Extension agent. Fleming said Quot if the rainfall in some areas was in any significant amount at All it will hold the fruit on the the Extension agent said he had not had time to Check the county by monday morning with no Early available records of the amount of rainfall and on which areas received the rain he could not make any kind of predictions on other crops such As soy Beans and Corn. A week ago Fleming had predicted that in his opinion Quot if we do not get rain in the next seven to 10 Days the pecans would Start to Fleming said monday he has been checking Pecan Trees and had not seen any of the fruit beginning to see weekend a-2 David Crary associated press writer and Jean town Herald staff writer Jackson miss. Apr a group of women overwhelmed. By anti equal rights amendment forces at a women s conference saturday is challenging the conference s All White partly male delegation to a National conference. Anti of a women and men appeared in Large numbers at the two Day conference and elected 20 delegates to the federally financed National women conference in Houston Texas. The delegation includes six men and no Blacks. Women of the Mississippi Gulf coast will not be represented at the National conference for International women s year if that body seats the 20 delegates elected saturday in Jackson. The anti Eradus Pont hearings might be stalled Larry Jones Herald staff writer a Legal Effort by coast environmentalists might stall a wednesday Public hearing on disposal permits for the Dupont titanium dioxide Plant near the Bay of st. Louis. A suit filed monday in . District court at Biloxi by save the Bay inc. Against the Mississippi air and water pollution control commission maw pc and the Enrico mental Protection Agency is asking that a Federal judge Issue a temporary restraining order to halt the hearing. Save the Bay claims in the suit that the maw pc in past hearings has indicated it will not follow Federal policies in hearing arguments for granting or refusing discharge permit applications under National pollutant discharge elimination system see Dupont a-2 slate is concentrated in the third congressional District with most of the delegates coming from the Jackson Clinton area. Three delegates from Hattiesburg one of them a Man constitute the sole representation from the fifth congressional District. Rules governing the National conference Call for four delegates from each congressional District following the meeting a minority caucus representing pro Era forces elected a six member delegation that the caucus Hopes can participate in the Houston convention in november. Natalie Mason of Biloxi and Karen Kester of Gulfport both of whom served on the state conference coordinating committee were chosen minority caucus delegates along with Jessie Mosley chairman of the state conference Cora Norman and Unita Wright. Coast women who attended the Jackson conference were unavailable or unable to identify the sixth minority caucus Delegate As of monday morning the Mississippi and National meetings Are being held As part of International women s year. The minority caucus filed a Challenge with the Federal commission on the status of women and also is hoping that Claire Randall a Federal observer at the conference will supp port its Cue. Minority caucus Leader Karen Kester of Gulfport state coordinator of the Alliance for displaced Home makers said sunday that similar Quot takeovers Quot by anti Era groups occurred in other states. Quot but it s never happened to this extent before Quot she said. Quot the whole purpose was to bring women together. It was done with a spirit of openness and yet there has been a very organized backlash. They had kits on How to Stop International women the Lone Black woman nominated mrs. Willie Taylor of Grenada declined to serve and said she did not know her name had been placed on a list of anti Era candidates. More than 2,000 registered participants sat in on workshops and voted on resolutions. Is. Kester admitted that her group represented no More than 10 per cent of the attendance. Several members of the coordinating committee that planned the con see women a-2 partly Cloudy with o Chat a a of thunderstorms diminishing tonight. Low tonight in the mid 70s. Additional weather information on a-5. Hijackers release half of hostages Helsinki Finland apr 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 Quot some other countries Quot 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 Quot intensive negotiations Quot continued a government spokesman said. The pair described Only As Quot Young males Quot commandeered the Aeroflot jetliner with 79 persons aboard during a 176-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 be cause 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 hijackers. The Interior ministry said the hijackers released seven Crew members sunday night. This morning they freed a woman and her infant child and 2ft 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. Quot 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 Quot a government communique said. A wrap Toto hijacked plane threatened a soviet tu-134 Airliner sits on a Side runway at the Helsinki Finland Airport monday morning after being hacked daring a Domestic flight. Two hijackers have threatened to blow the plane of unless they Are Given enough fuel to Fly out of the country the Airport director said
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