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Brownsville Herald (Newspaper) - May 29, 1977, Brownsville, Texas Texas coast said five years overdue for Hurricane new Vwg by k. Mack Sisk United press International the Texas Gulf coast is five years overdue for a major Hurricane and a number of factors including bad Luck during the j Une october season could Lead to an unprecedented disaster according to the director of the Texas coastal and Marine Council. Joe Moseley says residents should be aware of the danger created by the growing coastal population shoddy be tiding practices a general sinking of escape routes and growing complacency created during seven years without a major Hurricane. A a combination of things could set the stage for something much greater than the 1900storm whichkilled8,000to8,000and caused More than 830 million damage in Galveston Quot he sad Quot hurricanes Are very unpredictable if we had one come in and change its direction and one thing or another did or did not happen it could Moseley and others concerned with alerting the coast and its residents have been saying for four years the state was overdue for a major Hurricane based on statistics which show Texas is hit every years. The last major storm to strike Texas was Hurricane Celia which roared ashore Al Corpus Christi on aug 3,1970, killing la and causing $500 million in damage making it the most costly storm in . History Galveston meteorologist Davis Benton said if the upper Texas coast escapes a him Cane this year it would tie the 1915-1932 record of 17 years this area has gone without a major Hurricane. Benton said since Herncane Carla struck in 1961, there had been a general subsidence of land on Galveston Island sinking escape routes As much As five feet. He said nearly any storm a when a thing it done it s done. Don t look Back. Look Forward to your next a Gen. George c. Marshall or Brownsville bom on the fourth of july 1892 vol. 85 no. 283 would provide tides sufficient to Block interstate 45, Galveston s wily escape route so Galveston Tes and other coastal residents would have to evacuate Early Quot or you re not going to get out. Period Quot we re All set up for a catastrophe if these people Don t take heed a he said Quot aria did no to hit Galveston it hit too Miles from Galveston and some people say Well. Pc went through Carla and it was one of the biggest forms of the Century we really did t go through Carla i Don t think there s any Way that we could convince them Hurricane Page 20-a u r weather a Cloudy and w Arm through monday ear 90, tote 70s copyright 1976, Freedom newspapers Brownsville Texas sunday May 29, 1977 88 pages daily 15c sunday 35c Southgate by a a raging fire at a night club killed at least 40 persons Satur Day night a fire official said he blamed Many of the casualties on panic. Southgate fire chief Dick Riesenberg who gave the death toll said More persons were trapped inside the balding in this Kentucky Community across the Ohio River from Cincinnati screams could be heard from people trapped inside the two Story Beverly Hills supper club one of the largest right clubs in the Midwest the fire chief said the Blaze was out of control Singer John Davidson a frequent guest Host on televisions a tonight Quot show was about to go on stage when the fire broke out he was reported Safe. Ets Osa Ynn latin Mission by Juan j. Walte Washington up fledgling Diplomat Rosalynn Carter embarks monday on an in usual if not unprecedented ambassadorial Mission to let Atin America in which she will Brief military rulers and elected presidents on . Foreign policy. Quot i cannot negotiate and i done to intend to negotiate with them a the Fink lady said in an interview prior to her two week seven nation latin tour Quot but i can give them an Overall general View of a foreign policy. A i can explain to them that in the Carter administration there will be an open and wider foreign policy Quot she said. Quot i can Tell them that the United states cannot solve the problems of the world and that we need the help of these countries a in an interview with United press International and the associated press mrs Carter discussed her preparations and her qualifications for a foreign Mission that extends Well beyond the ceremonial ribbon supping visits first ladies traditionally perform. The trip running through june 12, will take in to four democracies a Jamaica Costa Rica Colombia and Venezuela a and three nations run by military Junta a Ecuador Peru and Brazil a where president Carter s controversial human rights initiatives might be a Touchy topic for discussion she said she had Quot not discussed at All Quot with her husband or her briefer How to handle the human rights Issue. Quot i just know the general terms of Jimmy s policy and i know that he is committed to the Inman rights issues a she sad. Quot it is not something temporary Quot the first Stop is Jamaica Quot Jimmy decided he could not go outside the United states very much but he wanted to let those countries know of our interest in developing close personal mrs. Carter said. Quot and so a because i wanted to go arid because he needed someone to go a i was Lucky enough to be the one to although some considered mrs Carter a controversial Choice to represent the United states in an area with a deeply ingrained tradition of male leadership and domination she said her visit will i vie the latin americans a taste of her husband s More informal and open Quot foreign policy style mrs. Carter said she has been boning up on both Spanish and portuguese a the native Tongue in Brazil a and has had i depth briefings on substantive policy matters As Well. One witness counted 15 bodies at the South door of the building where a priest was giving the last rites a everything was under control until the smoke broke out a said Ernie doctor 50, of Columbus Ohio. His wife. Rose said people began screaming and ruining for the doors when they spotted the flames. The fire burned through the Empire room where Davidson was to appear. Flames also blazed through adjoining dining rooms one Patron said a Busboy broke up the act of comedians deter amp Mcdonald and told people there was Quot a Small fire in the Kitchen Quot and for everyone to move out quickly Black smoke poured in As the doors were opened and the panic began witnesses said. Bartender Gil Broadbeck said a suddenly the smoke hit and people began jumping Over the bar. It was so Dick i get a breath a foot above the floor a the fire broke old about 9 . Reporters at the scene had to leave their cars and run nearly three Miles because of massive traffic snarls As hundreds of firefighters and ambulances poured into the area pair found murdered at Arlington Arlington Tex a the bodies of two men both shot in the head were is covered saturday at a residential construction site where a lice said the corpses had been dumped investigators identified the dead men As David Leon Caldwell 27, of Haltom qty and James William Kier. 30, of Arlington the bodies were found by construction workers arriving at work saturday morning in this City located Between Dallas and fort Worth police said dutch waging War of nerves Assen the Netherlands apr dutch officials waged a War of nerves saturday with asian extremists holding some 60 hostages in a Tram and a nearby school doctors said some schoolchildren released earlier by the terrorists May have meningitis police and troops sur Rouru Ding the two locations threatened to attack if the terrorists harmed any of the hostages still held after nearly a week Justice ministry official Toos Faber said. Despite the warnings the South moluccas who seized the train and school last monday showed no sign of relenting in demands for the release of comrades jailed for terrorism and a plane to Fly them All out of the country they also want the dutch to pressure Indonesia into granting Independence for their Pacific Island Homeland which was once a dutch Colony. Or Gotlieb Nellick chief paediatrician at a local Hospital. Said examinations of the 106 children released last Friday showed 17 or 18 with sym Pthomas of meningitis a sometimes fatal inflammation of the membrane around the Tram and spine. He said further tests were being conducted at the Hague to confirm the diagnosis Nellick said the children set free after about half contracted a stomach Bug May have come Down with the highly contagious disease because of poor Hygiene during their Captivity. He did not Rote out the possibility the disease might spread to other hostages or their captors. We Are not aware this is the Case but considering the hygienic conditions the risk is the same a he said. A the seventy of the illness As we know it at present is variable some children Are now More ill than Twenty two of the children remain in the Hospital he said those still held by the South moluccas include three teachers and the principal of the Village school in nearby Bovshis Paulete who remained behind after the children were freed another 55 hostages a including a pregnant woman a Are being held aboard the four car train about to mils North of the school officials say police delivered toilet paper and cleaning supplies to the Tram saturday using a hand car pushed Down the rails they also sent two Large plastic containers of drinking water As Well As food books magazines and crossword puzzles the terrorists have kept All windows closed on the train and authorities said they believe those inside Are sweltering in the warm weather officials say the Ter roasts Are among several thousand South moluccas who came to the Netherlands after Indonesia won its Independence from the dutch in the 1940s y a Man identified As Ernest Taylor of Chicago holds a handgun in his left hand and a sawed off Shotgun in his right As he leaves the Home of his est ranged wife with her children As hostages in Detroit saturday. He was later killed is police following a Chase. Wow wow wow wow wow Detroit hostage Holder is slain by Diane Silver Detroit up an estranged husband who wanted to take his family Back to Chicago kicked in the door of a House and held seven persons hostage for three hours then was shot to death saturday after a High Speed freeway Chase involving More than 40 police cars. The hostages including the gunman s wife and two of his children escaped unharmed from a disabled car along interstate 94 in suburban Taylor about 20 Miles from where the Chase began the gunman identified As Ernest Taylor of Chicago was a not Down by police marksmen As he bolted from his car after it blew a tire on the Highway. He apparently was headed for Chicago police said. More than 40 police cars trailed Taylor and his hostages from the East Side Home at speeds reaching to Miles an hour police said police identified the two adult hostages As Gladys Taylor the gunman s wife and Rose Hamblin who lived at the Home. Five other hostages were children including two of Taylor a. Police did not disclose their names the a Dent began about 9 a in when Taylor wove to a neighbor s Home and asked where his family was staying the neighbor indicated the House next door. Quot he had the gun in a yellow bag a said one neighbor who asked not to be identified Quot he threw the yellow bag off the gun kicked in the front window and door Gid started shooting he fired about 12 tunes then a burglar alarm went off a police said one of the shots wounded Joseph Hamblin his band of Rose Hamblin who ran downstairs and crawled from a basement window to police lines he was taken to a Hospital with hip wounds the shooting sparked a three hour standoff Between Taylor and police snipers were posted on rooftops and police blocked both Rendfe of the Street officers sent for a police chaplain and trod to talk with the gunman by Telephone negotiations ended when Taylor said he wanted to go to Canada moments later the door opened and Taylor walked out with a gun wired to the neck of one woman and a second gun pointed at the other woman hostage three children walked behind and a Small Girt Sal on his shoulders with her arms and legs clasped around his neck Taylor and his hostages climbed into the car and. With one of the women diving sped off police said presidency led Ford to Reliance on god Hamilton mass up former president Herald Ford saturday said he sought god s help several times during his Days in the White House and that his relationship with god became stronger during his wife s struggle with cancer Ford speaking Al commen Cement ceremonies at the Gordon Conwell Seminary from which his son Michael graduated saturday said leaving the White House was Quot not the end of the world Quot for him my presidency led to a great Reliance on god a Ford said a with the conviction that god works his own Way on our lives you can see leaving the White House is not the end of the world a Ford said in hts 15 minute address in which he steered away from politics mrs. Ford did not accompany the former president Ford s voice cracked with emotion As he spoke about his wife Quot i remember Well when in september of 1974 my wife bet to had her Battle with cancer those were the Days we came to a deeper understanding about our relationship with ourselves and Jesus we could see for the first tune that Christ s strength is made per feet through out own weaknesses Ford said hide feature Page Abby. Amusements 18 b classified. .4 1 comics. To b editorial. Garden. .17 a Horoscope. To b Hospital. .20 a obituaries. 2 a sports. Viewpoint. In weather. 20 a William tells. A night club fire death toll High mothers Little Helper Larissa Belalcazar 3, entertains Little sister Mariluz six months while their Mother shops at am Goland mall saturday. They Are the daughters of or. And mrs. Alberto Belalcazar of 1514 los Debanos. Herald photo by Ron Schade Israel says its not required to return occupied territory by John f. Barton Washington up Israel s ambassador told the United states saturday that no . Resolution requires Israel to give up All occupied Arab territories allow creation of a palestinian Homeland or compensate Arab refugees apparently swinging into a diplomatic counter offensive against president car terms recent cautions to Israel. Ambassador Simcha Dinitz also said resolutions on refugee compensation do not refer Only to palestinians Quot anytime compensation is going to be discussed we have valid claims for hundreds of thousands of jewish refugees for compensation Quot he said. The ambassador made the remarks to reporters after conferring with Secretary of state Cyrus Vance on Vance a recent Middle East peace discussions Post jct tit jail Don Pedro came into the newsroom and add Quot he president must be taking smart Quot what leads you to that conclusion a the City editor asked. Quot Jimmy is seadog Romly a to visit latin american countries a said the Don. Quot maybe she will win us some friends instead of making enemies like that Boca Grande Andy Young has been doing. and out he went with soviet and saudi arabian officials. But Dinitz used the Opportunity to spell out israelis own peace policies a in Tough terms. Quot i emphasized to the Secretary that Israel believes Security Council resolutions 242 and 338 continue to be the Only basis for negotiations for a Middle East peace Dinitz said a none of those two Besoiu Lions Call for an israeli withdrawal to 1967 lines. None of them Call for a palestinian Homeland none of them Call for compensation. Quot we Are not arguing with the Road toll mounting Chicago a with the memorial Day weekend Well under Way traffic accidents were taking their toll As vacationers took to the Highway for the first Long summer Holiday by 6 . Edt saturday 90 persons had died in traffic crashes. The National safety Council has estimated that 400 to 500 persons will lose their lives on the nations roads Over the three Day weekend Over the three Day memorial Day weekend last year 442 persons wore killed in traffic accidents. The highest toll for a memorial Day was 629 deaths m the 1968 four Day Observance president Here we Are stating our position and we Are Happy to learn that is the United states position also Quot he said Carter concerned Over the recent election Victory of the hard line liked party in Israel has said he expects the new government to accept the same general peace principles he believes previous governments accepted a return of most if not All occupied Arab lands in return for secure Border arrangements creation of a palestinian Homeland and a a compensation for palestinian refugees but Carter in a speech and a news conference last week suggested he thinks Israel is committed to these objectives by its acceptance of key Security Council resolutions including number 242 of 1967 Quot resolutions coming from the in Security Council spelled out very clearly. The right of the palestinians to have a Homeland to be compensated for losses that they have suffered a he said thursday. White House aides later conceded Carter was mistaken on that Point. Neither Security Council Resolution covers those Points although Goi eral Assembly resolutions dating from the late 1940s do Cloudy warm Valley weather will be Cloudy to partly Cloudy and warm through monday. The High temperature will be near 90 today and monday the Low tonight in the Low 70s

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