Burlington Hawk Eye in Burlington, Iowa
11 Jul 1977

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11 Jul 1977

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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - July 11, 1977, Burlington, Iowa Garage fire seen As arson Burlington firemen suspect arson in a Blaze that demolished a garage and extensively damaged the rear of an apartment House at 405 s. Tenth Early sunday morning. Six residents of the apartment House adjoining the garage were evacuated safely. There were no injuries. The House and garage Are owned by Ralph Guy Burlington it. I. Firemen said the Blaze began at the front of the garage. An empty Book of matches found near the scene led to the arson theory. Leroy Schatz 1711 summer said he noticed the fire while driving by and stopped a Motorist with a cd radio who contacted the fire department at 1 61 . Quot it Only took about five minutes for the trucks to get Here but by that time the whole thing was up in flame a Schatz said. No estimate of the damage was available monday. The loss was covered by insurance. Going up Burlington firemen Battle fire in garage at apartment House at 405 s 10th Early sunday morning arson is suspected in the 1 51 . Blaze. Carter backing new labor Law Washington up a president Carter has agreed to support the Al clogs legislative goal a Bill that would strengthen Union organizing efforts by revising Federal labor Law. White House officials said today. These officials promised to formally announce the presidents support for the Bill later this week. The measure tentatively is scheduled to be introduced in Congress Friday. Al Cio officials apparently were unaware that Carter had made a final decision on the matter. One official said he was Only �?o90 per cent certain that an agreement had been reached Between labor and the White House. He cautioned that some matters still have not been resolved. The Bill generally would eliminate delays in Norb procedures that inhibit Union organizing increase the Back wages that employees must pay when they Are found guilty of dismissing a worker for Union activity deny Federal contracts to companies wet yet forecast thundershowers Likely tonight a Little cooler Low 64. Shower threat ending tuesday morning Clearing High 86. Wednesday Outlook variable cloudiness a Little warmer. River stages Burlington 7.8, up .2 Davenport 4.7, up .1 Keosauqua 9.7, steady. Who violate Federal labor Law and enlarge the Norb. Carters apparent endorsement culminated Many weeks of sensitive negotiations Between the administration and labor and provides the Al Cio with a big Victory following numerous setbacks earlier this year. In order to win the administrations support for the Bill the Al Cio was forced to abandon some of the most controversial provisions a including repeal of Section 14b of the Taft Hart Ley act that permits individual states to outlaw Union shops. Right to work repeal was expected to be introduced sometime later As a separate Bill. Also abandoned in the negotiations was labors desire for automatic recognition of unions in some cases without the usual representation vote conducted by the National labor relations Board. The Al Cio announced earlier this year that labor Law Reform would be its no. I priority during this congressional session. The measure was conceived As a Way to hasten Union organizing particularly in the South. The legislation earlier appeared to be doomed without administration support. But even with Carters backing officials acknowledged they expect a Tough fight on Capitol Hill. The Al Cio has put together a special task Force financed by $800,000 in special assessments to fight for the Bill. Business meanwhile has organized a Strong Campaign to defeat it. There a a sixth Fri candidate Washington up a attorney general Griffin Bell said monday Quot there is another person in the Back of the presidents mind for Fri director if none of the five current finalists prove to be satisfactory. Bell said he and president Carter will Complete their interviews of the five finalists this week and decide by Quot the end of next week whether to broaden their search for a successor to the retiring Clarence Kelley. Bell was asked after the weekly Cabinet meeting by reporters outside the White House whether any of the five had been disqualified by reports of questionable judgment and Lack of National experience. A a in a not dismayed a Bell said. A i Haven to weighed it he said he and Carter decided to disclose the names of the finalists in june in order to get Public reaction. A there is another person in the Back of my mind and the presidents mind a Bell said but that person a whose name he did not disclose a will not be considered unless they find it necessary to go beyond the current five. A a it san open question right now a Bell said. He said there was a reason the person was not included in the original list of finalists but he would not reveal it. A business letter boost okayed Washington up a the it Stal service Board of governors to in agreed that the private mail rate Lould remain at 13 cents but apr oved a proposal to increase the first ass business letter rate to 16 cents it year. The move must still be approved by e postal rate commission which will Ive to months to hold Public hearings id study the matter. The Board unanimously approved president Carters proposal to create a a citizen mail rate in order to separate such private correspondence from business mail and keep stamp costs Down for the average american. A citizen mail would remain at 13 cents for first class letters. The increase in business mail rates is aimed at saving Money for the financially trouble postal system. The nine member policy making Board held a Quick voice vote on the entire rate package after hearing More than two hours of briefings by postal service specialists citizen mail must carry a special stamp have a regular size envelope include the proper zip code in both the address and the return address and have either the address or return address Handwritten. Carters search committee in june recommended Wayne county sheriff William Lucas of Detroit a Black Massachusetts Superior court Justice John j. Irwin or. Los Angeles county District attorney John k. Van de Kemp Fri agent Neil j. Welch of Philadelphia and . Circuit judge Harlingen a. Wood or. Of Chicago. A the methods of the committee a headed by industrialist Irving Shapiro a in picking the five candidates Drew criticism after it was revealed Lucas had accepted free Las vegas holidays from a Detroit organizer of gambling trips. It Bell said he and the president were looking for a someone who knows How to Deal with the Media who knows How to Deal with Congress and who is a charismatic Quot its hard to find such a person a Bell said. A reporter asked whether they were looking for a person with Law enforcement experience. Quot Law enforcement too a Bell said laughing. A standoff in Helsinki Helsinki Finland up a two russian speaking gunmen today let pass their deadline for blowing up a hijacked soviet jetliner with 29 persons aboard and minutes later five of the captives ran to Freedom. Finnish officials said they were continuing negotiations with the hijackers who earlier released 41 other hostages including All the women and children. The officials denied a report by police at Stockholm a Arlanda Airport that the hijackers had left Helsinki in a Small plane for an unknown destination. A there is absolutely no foundation to that report. No one is taking off anywhere. The negotiations Are continuing a a finnish official said. The hijackers who claim to be armed with hand grenades and explosives had said they would blow up the plane at 4 . To . Edt unless finnish authorities refuelled the plane supplied a new Crew and allowed them to take off for Sweden. Within minutes of the deadlines expiration 5 of the 29 hostages escaped and ran to Freedom. The hijackers made no attempt to Stop them. Earlier today the gunmen released 41 hostages including All 22 women and children. All the passengers aboard the hijacked plane were soviets. Finnish officials described the hijackers As a a Young and said negotiations were continuing a to avoid All but they said they had no finnish Crews trained to Fly the twin engine Tupoljev 134 Jet. Police and an army brigade armed with anti aircraft guns surrounded the isolated part of the Airfield where the plane was parked. A finnish official said the jets air conditioning system was not working and described conditions inside the aircraft As a very warm very bad protesters wont fold their tents Kent Ohio up a a confrontation on the same ground where four Kent state University students were shot to death in 1970 began taking shape monday when officials went to court seeking the right to oust a tent City squatters and the squatters vowed they will have to be dragged away. University officials went to Portage county common pleas court at nearby Ravenna to seek an injunction which would permit authorities to remove approximately too demonstrators from the site where the University wants to build a $6 million gymnasium. A University spokesman said if the injunction is issued police will ask the demonstrators to leave and if they do not leave they will be arrested. The protesters set up a a tent City in the area May 12 and have halted construction on the facility since that time. They want the school to erect a memorial to the students who were shot to death by National guard troops on May 4, 1970, during a demonstration protesting the War in Indochina. Some of the demonstrators monday began practising forming a Circle and Locking their arms and legs which they intend to use As a non violent resistance if attempts Are made to move them. A we want to try some dry runs on this action which we Are going to have later today or tomorrow or whenever they Grant the injunction a said one protestor using a Bull Horn. Ron Kovic a crippled Vietnam Veteran and author of the anti War Book a born on the fourth of july a sat in the Middle of the Circle in his wheelchair. He wore a tee shirt which was crudely lettered a outside the gunmen took Over the plane sunday on a 375-mile flight form pet Rov Skoye about too Miles North of Moscow to Leningrad. They ordered the Pilot to Fly to Stockholm but he said he had Only enough fuel to make it to Helsinki. Finland and the soviet Union have a Hijack treaty requiring that hijackers be returned to their countries and officials said the Pilot was aware of the treaty and wanted to take advantage of it. Finnish officials said the hijackers had inquired about other countries that might take them but did not disclose which ones they had in mind. Wreck jams Span a traffic Jam continued on Macarthur Bridge monday afternoon following a two truck Accident on the Span which left one Man hospitalized. Michael e. Thompson 19, Dallas City 111., was taken to Burlington medical Center for treatment of possible Back leg and Pelvic injuries following the 10 43 . Accident. Traffic was backed up to Central ave. At 12 30. Thompson was the Driver of an eastbound Cement truck which slammed into the rear of a Freehoff co. Semi stopped at the toll Booth police said. The Semi Driver whose name had not been released escaped injury. Burlington firemen called a wrecker to free a Thompson from the wreckage of his cab. The truck owned by Dallas City ready mix apparently was unable to Stop As it approached the Bridge. Thompson who was conscious during attempts to get him out of the truck told firemen his leg a hurts but i done to think ifs too woman held in stabbing it. Pleasant a a weekend stabbing incident Here injured a it. Pleasant Man and resulted in the arrest of a woman. Police chief Gary Brobston said Ervin Johnson 39, of Llo i n. Jefferson was treated at Henry county health Center for superficial wounds to his and Back and released following the incident at Johnson a apartment about Midnight sunday. Catherine Pittman Lindsey 33, of 701 /2 s. Jefferson was arrested on a charge of assault with intent to do great bodily injury. She was being held under $10,000 Bond and was to appear in Henry county District court monday. Brobston said the stabbing was the apparent result of a Domestic dispute. Police and sheriffs deputies went to Johnson a apartment after an unidentified woman called to report that a Man was being stabbed at the address Brobston said. Lindsey was arrested at the scene. Aardvarks no problem Bethlehem a. Up a a local hauling firm did no to want to lose its first place listing in a newspaper classified Section so it drove All the Way to Pittsburgh just to give an aardvark a ride. John Henriques operator of father amp son hauling team wanted to get an Edge on his competitors by having his advertisement listed first in the classified Section of the Bethlehem Globe times. He decided to begin his advertisement with the first noun in the dictionary a aardvark a a nocturnal african mammal. The company a slogan became a aardvarks Are no problem to the father amp son hauling team a winning a first place listing in the classified Section. But Globe times advertising director Robert Noctor challenged Henriques claim and ordered him to Back it up. Henriques launched a search for aardvarks and finally found one at the Pittsburgh zoo. Zoo director Howard r. Hays agreed to allow Henriques to Load his 175-Pound aardvark aboard a truck. Noctor said the newspapers advertisement department was satisfied with Henriques Effort because a the has hauled an 141st year no. 2 monday july 11/ 1977 Burlington Iowa 14 pages one Section Price 15c sign of Defiance members of the May 4 coalition erect sign at the tent City at Kent state University. Demonstrators have refused to vacate the site of the 1970 shooting of four students

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