Bradford Era in Bradford, Pennsylvania
11 Jul 1977

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11 Jul 1977

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Bradford Era (Newspaper) - July 11, 1977, Bradford, Pennsylvania A arcane mostly Cloudy mostly Cloudy today and tomorrow with a few thundershowers most Likely monday night. Highs both Days in the upper 70s. Lows tonight in the Low to mid 60s. She Era the phrase that pays Quot greater Bradford is greater than Ever a web your dependable news medium vol too. No 241 second class postage paid at Bradford. A. 16701 Bradford pa., monday morning july 11, 1977 published daily except sunday at 43 main St 20 a copy response recently an Era editorial supporting the continuing development of 219 As a four Lane Highway suggested that readers might write governor Shapp Penn Dot Secretary James b Wilson and lieutenant governor Kline regarding the 219 association s recommendation to the state transportation commission that some of the Appalachia funds for route 15 in Tioga county be transferred to route 219 in Somerset county with the View that the latter project is of More importance to the state we Are delighted at the response and particularly appreciate those area residents who sent us a copy of their letters. After All 219 Quot All the Way Quot is important this Orea of 219 is not eligible for Appalachia funding. By the Way. Unique members of the House committee on mines and Energy management guests of Pitt Bradford at an on Campus luncheon thursday had a Good fill in on Pitt Bradford in general plus a special insight into the two year Petroleum technology program that leads to an associate in science degree president Dick Mcdowell pointed out at the time the program was established Here two years ago there were Only five such programs being offered in the entire country he added the first four graduates completed their studies recently and Are employed significantly interest is being shown around the country a so. We would think that future graduates will find opportunities or Wilbert Keder. In charge of the program outlined its Content and scope to the lawmakers. Faculty member Carl Burgchardt. A geologist who spent 25 years in the Industry before joining Pitt Bradford to months ago indicated the Industry has a real need for people with the kind of training available Here look Good both for the local program and its gradual the a More than 50 a Opl in the program with More expected Between now and fall enrolment time Centennial work is progressing on the special 100th-Anmversary edition of the Era scheduled for publication in Early fall once again readers Are invited to Send in suggestions for front pages from Over the Century they d like to see reproduced in the Centennial edition entry Blanks Quot have been appearing if More convenient Send a card to its with the event and the approximate Date we suspect the Pearl Harbor Story of Early december 1941 will make one of the front pages to be reproduced hijackers turn against Leader give up Damascus Syria apr a Hijack drama that lasted 44 hours and covered More than i,-600 Miles ended sunday when five palestinian guerrillas turned against their Leader and surrendered. Syrian officials said two Arab officials and five British a members of a Kuwait airlines Jet were free unharmed by the guerrillas led by a Radical palestinian who reportedly escaped from a Beirut jail while facing fraud and extortion charges the Hijack began Friday when a Boeing 707 with 49 passenger and Crew aboard was commandeered in Beirut and flown to Kuwait after 25 hours of negotiations in the sweltering heat at Kuwait s Airport the last of the original hostages were exchanged for two Volunteer hostages a fresh flight Crew and a Promise of Safe conduct the end came after a conference in the Damascus control Tower Between syrian negotiators led by air Force commander Gen Naji Jamil and a 21year-old lebanese Hijacker who officials said looked near collapse a syrian spokesman said the hijackers were persuaded to defy their Leader who was refusing to give in unless All his demands were met the demands were not spelled out but were said to be connected to an internal feud in the palestinian movement Abu Saed. The Hijack Leader walked off the Boeing 707 with five other palestinians into the hands of syrian police syrian officials said they had guaranteed the hijackers Quot absolute safety they did not elaborate but some sources speculated they would be jailed during negotiations in Kuwait where the plane was surrounded by commandos As it sat on the Tarmac in 118-degree heat the hijackers demanded release of 300 prisoners held by Arab governments presumably Syria the hijackers armed with various weapons including a sub machine gun. Threatened to blow up the jetliner with hand grenades unless the demands were met the Kuwait government said the hijackers had said they would Fly 1.200 Miles South to marxist South Yemen instead they flew 800 Miles Northwest to Syria apparently because their main demand involved release of anti syrian guerrillas held by syrian authorities the Palestine liberation Ora meation Plo. Which disclaimed responsibility for the Hijack. Said Saed was freed from jail in Beirut thursday by agents working for an unnamed Arab government Beirut sources said several persons eluded Security and boarded the flight Friday night when men posing As secret police caused a ruckus As a diversion at the departure Gate the Plo said Saed was a member of the Radical popular front for the liberation of Palestine general command one of a dozen major palestinian factions and the hijacking was an attempting to drive a wedge Between Syria and the guerrilla movement other sources said said was a member of Yasir Arafat s own Al Fatah guerrilla faction Saed. 36. Was jailed after being accused by the Plo of fraud theft and extortion in connection with his duties As chief of Post office communists for the pest Means during the lebanese civil War f f % i Langsford becomes 5th to quit Board floated to safety a Rescue workers push children through flood Waters saturday on their Way to safety aboard makeshift Craft in Southern Seoul. The official death toll stood at 188 Sun Day As residents began returning to their Homes Over 300 dead or missing severe flood hits s. Korea Seoul. South Korea apr the toll of missing and dead climbed to 335 sunday As Rescue workers combed suburban Seoul for survivors of one of South Korea s worst floods officials said the floods drove More than 77 000 persons from their Homes and caused up to $20 million damage More than 16.000 houses were flooded or destroyed in land slides some residents returned to their Homes As Waters receded sunday but nearly 20.000 persons remained in school classrooms and churches in Seoul As the red Cross and other agencies rushed Relief the National flood Relief Cen Ter said 188 persons were dead. 147 reported missing and 397 hospitalized As a result of the flood and related accidents triggered by up to 17 inches of rain on Friday and Early saturday More rain was forecast monday president Park Hung Hee inspected the flood stricken areas explosion cuts pipeline capacity Anchorage Alaska apr trans Alaska pipeline officials say they could resume pumping Oil within Days but the plan to deliver 12 million barrels a Day by year s end May have been dashed by an explosion that destroyed pump station no 8 Alyeska pipeline service co engineers and Federal investigators probed the twisted remains of the pump station sunday in an Effort to pinpoint the cause of the deadly blast and determine when the Oil can safely begin to flow again one worker died and five others were injured Friday when a Stream of North slope crude suddenly spurted out of a valve that apparently was left open by mistake in the pump station 4i Miles Southeast of Fairbanks the Oil ignited upon Contact with one of the Jet turbines which Power the pipeline pumps the inside Story Ridgway a a 29-year-old Ridgway Man is lulled in a motorcycle Accident saturday inside the Borough limits Page 2 thousands of women across the nation meet Over the weekend to prepare for a fall conference and test support for abortions and the equal rights amendment Page 3 Washington the food and drug administration says the painted cartoons on the outside of Mcdonald a glasses contain Lead and May be hazardous to one s health. Page 7 san Juan puerto Rico a since the first of the year almost All of the 27 million people living on Carrilean islands have been in the grips of a severe drought. Page 8 Watkins Glen n y. A porsche wins six hours of endurance and France s Patrick Tam Bay runs away with Canadian amen can Challenge race Here Over the weekend Page la Turnberry Scotland a Tom Watson Hustles Golf s King. Jack Nicklaus and wins the British open Golf tournament by one stroke Page 12 Islamabad Pakistan a pakistanis latest military takeover has calmed the country and brought Hope for smoother going on the Road to democracy Page 17 Edward l Patton Alyeska s chief executive officer said an exact Start up time would depend on the reports of company engineers and Federal agencies including the National transportation safety Board and the department of Interior Patton said. However that resumption of the flow could be a measured in Days if Alyeska engineers can direct the Oil around the multimillion Dollar pump station until it can be rebuilt one High ranking state official said Alyeska Quot could probably Start it right now to be honest with you but it s an emotional thing because a life was lost if the bypass strategy is workable. Patton said pipeline flow could be boosted to Quot considerably above 600.000 barrels a Day by using some of the other la pump stations on the 800-mile-Long $7 7-billion pipeline he indicated the goal of i 2 million barrels a Day by the end of 1977 May have to be scrapped Patton traced the explosion to a valve in one of two pumps in the station the valve apparently was left open when workers were switching pumps to clean a filter daily lottery Pittsburgh a saturdays number in the Pennsylvania daily lottery was 7-5-9 in the Southern part of the capital and in Yang a suburb to mile South he ordered army engineers to help rebuild wrecked roads and Bridges and Promise to provide maximum financial help to flood victims worst hit were the Industrial and newly developed housing areas South of the ran River that runs through the South korean capital fire engines were called out to pump out water in Many places of the flooded area the Seoul Pusan Railroad the nations main rail link went Back into operation late sunday using single track through the flooded area Seoul itself was Little damaged and life went on normally scenes on the other Side of the River however were grim a 43-year-old Barbershop owner said he was looking for his wife. Who he said disappeared in raging Waters after rocks some of them the size of a cab. Hit my newly built House the House built on the Hillside was washed away together with Many other houses by the Flash flood Waters that arose after heavy rain pelted the area for Over to hours Early saturday he said by Marty Robacker Era staff writer port Allegany the most vocal internal critic of the Mckean county solid waste authority. Walter Langsford. Has submitted his resignation from the Board Langsford. Who represents port Allegany on the authority tendered his resignation last week to the Borough Council it is effective july 20 Langsford is the fifth member of the seven Man Board to resign since february he is the acting chairman two and a half years ago he replaced Glenn Wilson and with the backing of a number of citizens and port Allegany Borough Council has been an outspoken critic of a portion of the authority s actions the port Allegany representative. A consistent advocate of resource recovery and the hiring of a professional administrator has been at Odds on occasion with other authority members who Felt the pair of actions was too costly he has been supported however by the citizens for Safe Energy and. More recently by members of the Eldred township taxpayers league Many of Langsford ideas were incorporated in the so called port Allegany plan that is designed to put the financially insecure authority on sound footing the authority is still awaiting a decision on the plan from the Mckean county commissioners whose cooperation is needed to implement it the authority itself however appeared to find direction in the plan and has approved it. Pending favourable response from the county s municipalities its provisions include borrow my local rather than Federal Money needed to make the it Jewett Landfill an ongoing opera lion having the county assume the authority s current half million Dollar debt so that rates could be lowered thus attracting much needed garbage the hiring of a manager and an in depth study Langsford assumed the Post of acting chairman during an extended absence of former chairman j l he of Bradford township and continued in the position after Nitsche resigned in april Kenneth flan. Smethport area representative quit the same month and Lewis Griffin of Foster township resigned in june Joseph splain of the Eldred area announced his resignation in february but has remained on the Board until a replacement can be found he. Along with Victor Peterson of Kush Equa and Phillip Scutella of Kane Are the Lone surviving members no new representatives have been appointed and without at least one new member there will be an insufficient number for a quorum at any meeting after the july 19 session puzzling questions about horror tales h a Hish i pkg i api there s a puzzling question about the horror stories the administration is cranking out in its Campaign to win $500 million in new taxes the tales of heroin addicts released from treatment and crippled children and mental patients without hospitals Are based on a budget that is Only 6 per cent lower than what gov Shapp originally sought More Cabinet officials will meet the pros monday to continue the forlorn stories about what will happen if the $5 Bil lion version proposed by House i democratic Leader James Man Dermo passes the secretaries of education is Elf ate and health and the head of the drug Council have already related How their departments will be devastated severely Cut or hard pressed by the Manderino budget in some cases the cuts Are severe the drug Council is Cut 38 2 per cent and health. 12 4 per cent but welfare and education actually would get More Money continued on Page to what Zap Val Chapman to a pet he says is a Cross Between a cat and a Rabbit he Calls it o cob bit Chapman in los angles of at tend a convention says he and his wife found the animal lost january in new Mexico where they run a trading Post while it eats vegetables and meows like a cat officials at the zoo in los Angeles claim Cross Breeding of the two animals is impossible Kent St. Trustees will seek injunction Bridge 17 comics 16 crossword 9 editorial 6 hospitals to television 17 sports 11-15 women 4-5 Kent Ohio api a Kent state University trustees voted sunday to seek an injunction ordering the removal of protestors camped at the site of the 1970 shootings at Kent state University president Glenn a Olds said that if the injunction is granted and the protestors Don t obey it. He will try to have Campus police make any necessary arrests the demonstrators blocking construction of a $6 million gymnasium Annex ignored a school order read by Campus police sunday morning to leave the site they Are objecting to construction on the site where four students were shot to death by National guardsmen in a May 4. 1970, Antiwar protest the trustees directed Olds to go to court monday morning and he said he would seek immediate implementation if the injunction is granted he said going to court will allow the protestors a Chance to be represented in the proceedings the trustees voted 6-1 to seek the court order the dissenter. Joyce quirk said she favored third party mediation before seeking an a auction Olds said he feels the Best Way to preserve the memory of the shootings is not in a physical entity but in the living memorial built into the character of the school such As we did with the enter for peaceful change the Center offers courses in nonviolent change it was established about a year after the 1970 shootings he said that when the school goes to court he will suggest that Campus police rather than other police make any arrests because the Campus police have been around the students and know them we must ensure against violence at any Olds said the protestors have vowed a nonviolent resist to arrest Benson a Wolman executive director of the Ohio american c Ivil liberties Union said sunday that Acle attorney s wer at Kent state observing the protest and preparing to counter what Legal action the University might take against the protest the Acle has placed the University on notice and also the local court that it wishes to be notified of any Legal proceedings so it can attend to oppose an eviction attempt Quot Wolman said demonstrators who Call themselves the May fourth coalition say building the Annex will desecrate the Hill which they want preserved As a memorial for the slam students guardsmen called by Ohio gov James \ Rhodes to quell a 1970 Campus demonstration protesting the i s bombing of Cambodia fired for 13 seconds on Kent state students killing tour and wounding nine others a criminal suit brought by the families of the students against the guardsmen was dismissed by a Federal judge in 1974 in a Multi million Dollar Federal civil suit filed by the families. Rhodes the University s president the adjutant general of the Ohio National guard and various guardsmen were cleared of liability in 1973 that decision was appealed and is under advisement by the 6th circuit ourt of appeals in Cincinnati tent City. As the demonstrators Encampment is called began to Bustle around Dawn sunday some students wore Black armband at the Crest of the Hill. There was an upside Down Merican Flag with a Square Black Flag on top one demonstrator passed out an eviction notice and asked people to sign what he called a souvenir vacate notice also in the crowd were several faculty members who have said they were on the Hill As observers \ bulletin Board on top of the Hill gave demonstrators instructions on How to behave in Case they were arrested one of the instructions advised the demonstrators not to carry their Kent la cards Nause cops will try to separate no students rom students o a

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