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Daily Times-News, The (Newspaper) - May 29, 1977, Burlington, North CarolinaWeather Cleee raw a Lars my me Wiafe variable 89th year no. 310 the daily times news Burlington ., sunday May 29, 1977 15 cents Good morning 7 sections 78 pages nightclub scene of panic up and away to Jock Sun 1 q the week s rain and Clouds cleared away just in time Friday for a hot air Baloon to make a few trips Over the newly opened downtown com Pany shops mall. For More pictures of Friday s Salute to Olden times see Page so. Dutch threaten attack on train Assen. The Netherlands a dutch officials waged a War of nerves saturday with asian extremists holding some 60 hostages in a train and a nearby school. Doctors said some schoolchildren released earlier by the terrorists May have meningitis. Police and troops sur rounding 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 Mon Day showed no sign of relenting 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 105 children released last Friday showed 17 or 18 with symptoms of meningitis a sometimes fatal inflammation of the membrane around the brain and spine he said farther 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 Dur ing their Captivity. He did not Rule out the possibility the disease might spread to other hostages or their Cap tors. We Are not aware this is the Case but considering the hygienic conditions the risk is the he said. The severity of the illness As we knew 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 Prin Cipal of the Village school in nearby Bove Smilde who remained behind after the children were freed. Another 55 hostages including a pregnant woman Are being held aboard the iou car train about 10 Miles North of the school officials say. Police delivered toilet paper Aad cleaning supplies to the train 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 be Lieve those inside Are sweltering in the warm sunny weather. Officials say the terrorists Are among several thousand South moluccas who came to the Netherlands after in Donesia won its Independence from the dutch in the 1940s. Many indonesians also live in the country and fear at tack from angry dutchmen mistaking them for South moluccan a. The indonesian ambassador Sut Opo Yuwao has written his countrymen warning them to always carry a passport or identity card so that you can prove your status and by. Fire kills Over 100 Southgate by. A More than 100 persons were reported dead after fire raged through a night club Satur Day night spreading smoke Aad panic through the room crowded with Holiday Mer ramakers. Southgate fire chief Dick Riesenberg said there were "100 known dead and More bodies still Riesenberg who blamed Many of the deaths on panic said a number of people had been trapped inside the build ing in this northeastern Ken Tucky 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 nightclubs in the Midwest. The fire chief said the Blaze was out of control. Singer John Davidson a frequent guest Host on Tele vision s tonight show was about to go on stage when the fire broke out. He was reported Safe one witness counted 15 bodies at the South door of the building where a. Priest was giving the last rites. Everything was under control until the smoke broke said Ernie doctor. So of Columbus Ohio. His wife. Rose said people began running and screaming 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 Teter Mcdonald Aad told people there was a Small fire in the Kitchen 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. Suddenly the smoke hit and people began jumping Over the bar. It was so thick. I could t get a breath a foot above the inflation prices still outrunning salaries Washington a even with help from the new tax Cut Many americans face a substantial loss of purchasing Power this year because of inflation. With the year nearly half Over government figures indicate that inflation will be significantly worse this year than in 1976 when consumer prices advanced 4.8 per cent inflation pushed consumer prices up 3.2 per cent in the first four months of the year and the Carter administration recently raised its inflation forecast for All of 1977 from 5.3 per cent to 6.7 per cent. But the recent Pace of inflation is causing speculation that it could be worse than that before the year is Over. Administration economists expect a slowdown in the inflation rate after midyear especially in food prices which have risen 5 per cent in the first four months. Nonetheless there Are signs of concern. President Carter told a news conference thursday that his main concern at this Point on the economic scene is the rate of inflation and the Pace of inflation clearly is behind moves by the Money managing Federal Reserve Board to tighten growth of the Money Supply to make Loans More expensive. On Friday several major Banks raised their prime lending rate for Loans from to per cent the second increase in a week. Since higher interest rates can discourage economic growth the Stock Market responded by pushing the Dow Jones Industrial average for stocks below 900, to 896. For the first time since Jan. 7, 1976. Although Carter has previously said inflation and unemployment could be battled simultaneously his latest state ment appeared to move him a big step closer to the position of former Treasury Secretary William e. Simon that inflation was Public enemy no. 1." there Are a lot of reasons Why Carter and his advisers worry about the recent High rate of inflation. For one thing rising prices mean Consumers May have to cat Back on expenditures. There were signs that this May have started in april when retail sales failed to increase for the first time in months. The combination of reduced consumer buying plus higher interest rates could endanger administration goals for eco nomic growth Aad employment. The real purchasing Power of workers paychecks declined in april for the fourth time in five months and was one tenth of 1 per cent below what it was a year earlier. That was after adding in increased pay. The tire broke out about 9 pin. 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. Larry Manfield of Ashland. By. A former fire chief at South Point. Ohio said he was with a group of 80 per sons in the cabaret room. I went around the whole building looking for members of our group and i Only saw a couple. I saw two or three among the bodies. We had just got out of the door when a gust of fire broke oat. People were run mrs. Richard rust and Madonna Braun doctors wives said they were with a party of 30 Northern Kentucky Doc tors in the viennese room the bus boys were said mrs. Brown. I be never seen anything like the club one of Northern Kentucky s prominent gambling casinos before a Reform movement drove out the Industry in the Early 1960s, burned Down in 1970, but there were no casualties in that fire. Following its reopening the club steady attendance by bringing in name acts such As Pearl Bailey. One of the worst nightclub fires in history at the Coconut Grove in Boston killed 491 Oer Soas on nov. 28, 1s42. Rosalynn turns Diplomat Washington a first lady Rosalynn Carter leaves monday on an official visit to latin America prepared to Tell hemispheric leaders they have been overlooked Loo Long and deserve a More Active role in the global decision making process. Mrs. Carter will visit seven countries Over 14 Days hoping to establish a close personal relationship with government leaders and to explain the main lines of the Carter hemispheric policy. Her unique diplomatic Mission the first of its kind by a first lady in recent memory will take her to Jamaica Costa Rica Ecuador Peru. Brazil Colombia and Venezuela. She has spent weeks boning of on her Spanish and on her husband s foreign policy views and she discussed her thoughts about the trip in an interview. The Day is she said when political and economic decisions affecting All nations Are made by a select few Jimmy Hopes to develop a More global approach to issues with greater participation and recognition of developing countries she said adding that she thought the Atlantic Community and Japan have carried too much weight in International forums. The night before the interview former president Richard m. Nixon had told David Frost of his efforts to prevent the election of Salvador Allende As chilean president in 1970. Mrs. Carter was asked whether she was authorized to assure latin american leaders that the Carter administration will not engage in similar activities. I think i can say without any hesitation that the basis of our foreign policy is that we will not do anything in a foreign country that the people of our country would net she said. We cannot act abroad in ways that our people will not accept. That is one of the bases of our foreign wearing a beige Blouse and a Brown skirt mrs. Carter conducted the interview in her second floor White House office. She sat in front of a Coffee table with two copies of the brazilian Magazine Veja and one copy of a chilean Magazine. I think i can develop a personal relationship Between the leaders of these countries i la be visiting and Rny family and mrs. Carter said. I have been interested in latin America and the carib bean for a Long time. So i m looking for Ward to the trip. Jimmy decided this year be could not travel outside the United states very much but he wanted to let these countries know of our interest in developing these close per Sonal relationships and so because i wanted to go and because he needed someone to go i was Lucky enough to be the one to go. I cannot the first lady said. I Don t intend to negotiate with them but i can give an Over All general View of our foreign policy. In the Campaign. Jimmy said Over and Over we had neglected oar friends among the Community of nations and that he would Send his family to visit these countries. So. In that sense i think it could be called a Good will trip. I know that Jimmy can not go Aad i know that i can represent him. I want the trip to be valuable to them. Too. And i think it will be to them if i Arn aware of the policies so i can discuss them with first lady Rosalynn Carter briefs press on foreign trip channels quiet As cd Boom fades by Bill Henderson staff writer the Federal communications commis Sion approved 17 additional citizens band radio channels last year but Alamance county residents Aren t taking advantage of the Clear say representatives of four Burl Brigton retailers. Radio hit the saturation Point before the 40 Channel models came on the explains to Smith of stereo milage. There Jost Aren t that Many More people wanting them cd radios have been around for years Bat they did t catch the fancy of the masses until the nation s trackers began using them to beat the lower Highway Speed limits imposed during the 1973-1974 fuel Cansis. Then the travelling Public began to get interested and the Boom was on. Although Many travellers bought cd s just to Monitor traffic weather and Law enforcement conditions on the nation s highways there were still plenty of to Chaet jaws who crowded the 23 available channels. Finally the acc relented about a year ago and 40 Channel cd s were approved begin Ning in january of this year. Bat local cd ers Haven t jumped at the Chance to communicate on the less congested channels. Cd sales Are states Joe l Eure of the radio Shack at holy Hill mall. The Bottom has t dropped out and i Don t expect it to. Several factors have affected the lower Sale of cd s this Eure explains prices of 23 Channel cd s plummeted frown the s150 to Range to As Low As a unit when he 49-Channe models were approved. Tycen there was the Rumor that the 40-Channei cd s would be Ess powerful than the 23-Cbancel models. As a result a Good Many people bought the 23-Channel radios rather than the 40-Channel Steve Lowe of Mann s consumer who sales inc. Believes some people Are Stih sceptical about the cd he Points out that there is talk of adding even More channels in the each of the men believes that the cd Market will level off at a Point below the Boom years but considerably higher than it was four or five Jears ago. They note that the newer radios sell for about the same Price As the older models in the to s200 Price Range and they have the same 4 to i output Power As the 23-Channe units. Cd radio enthusiasts Are the ones buying most of the 40-Channe radios we have says Borieson of Pornack electronics. They Are wanting to update their equipment and take advantage or the Clear channels. On the Oiher hand the traveler is Content with the 23-Chaisnel radio he has because All he is interested in As Channel 19 for traffic Lowe states that the future of cd rests with the younger generation he believes watch out Good buddy Greensboro A seventeen Green Sboro area cd owners have been charged with an Assort ment of Federal violations involving use of their radios after Federal communications commission agents conducted a Surprise enforcement Campaign Here. The acc agents bad special radio direction finders to help them locate the sources of violations that included operating with too much Power using improper channels and failing to use Call letters. The violators face fines up to if they have licenses and 110.000 if they Don t. That children will follow in their parents cd footsteps. And. He adds. Radios will be Bough to replace 23-chanr.el models when they Wear out in Rny opinion the prices of will drop to under s10q for the More popular says Smith. The Days of big profit Are Over. The Low prices of the in Stock 23-channels sold to make Rock for 40 Channel sales showed the Public that Cost to manufacture a radio in t All Jhai High. Sure the retailer lost Money when a s150 unit sold for s39. But knows that if they wait a tue longer they will be Able of buy the radio they want at a lower once cd radio is Here to stay echoes buries on. I look to More be cafe becoming cd enthusiasts. They May get hooded As travellers Bat there is still a uniqueness in the personal conversations that can be relayed by cd. I also see a continued growth among the travelling Public. Cd s will become More available and will increase As a favored accessory bought with new automobiles for the present retailers and the Public seem to be playing a waiting game with citizens and radios. Although there was a clamor for More cd channels to relieve congested conversations reduced prices on existing models and a Market that had already peaked seem to have signalled the end of the cd Boom. Sunday May 29, 1977 across the state.20a business news.1oc editorial .4a horoscope.2b inside today Zaire missionary Safe 2a n. Koreans avoiding controversy 3a Green eyes Senate changes 20a liquor by the drink examined in indy 500 runs today 1c blazers 76 ers Square off. 1c cubs take no East Lead 6c Mebane businesses open Ioc people.19a puzzle.9c sports .1c weather.22 a women s news.6a area deaths miss Clara k. Bullard mrs. Annie t. Kivette Ernest Whitehead John f. Jobe mrs. Mary s. Chambers. See Page 22c. Today sunny tonight

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