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Casa Grande Dispatch (Newspaper) - December 5, 1977, Casa Grande, Arizona Quai a capital Grande Pinal county s Oahu Casa Grande Arizona a5222 dbl of is path h december vol to no 285 Coal miners plan to strike tonight Washington api United mine workers presi Dent Arnold Miller said today there is no Chance of avoiding a nationwide Coal strike set to begin at Midnight tonight asked what the chances were for a strike Miller said therell be Miller said the status of the unions talks with the bituminous Coal operators association were not too More than miners were reported off their jobs late last week in Ohio and West Virginia in apparent anticipation of a National walkout which would the 10th for the ump in 40 years Miller was interviewed As he arrived for today bargaining session today is the final work Day of the expiring contract at the end of sundays bargaining session Wayne l Horvitz the chief Federal mediators said weve got some hard problems were working on them that the nature of this operators president Joseph p Brennan asked whether there had been an agreement on any substantial issues said you dont reach agree ment on substantial issues until you tie it All any strike the umps 130000 miners could he expected to last at least 10 Days because the unions ratification process takes that Long i said last week that if we went out it looked like it might be a Long Miller said sunday the last Union strike in 1974 lasted 42 Days the longest in 1946 ran 59 Days since 1937 there have been nine strikes in the 19 contract negotiations involving the ump a Union with a tradition of no contract say the Coal companies Are prepared to accept a work stoppage of at least one month customers have Laid in stockpiles they say could last up to 90 Days ump miners working mostly in Appalachia pro Duce about half the nations Coal Down from percent in 1974 All sides said bar gainers began serious discussions Over the weekend on substantial these include the unions demand for a right to strike at individual mines and for refinancing of the depleted health and pension funds Coal companies hit in recent years by Wildcat strikes arc proposing penalties for miners who loin in illegal walkouts and incentives for increased production Miller also has said the Union is seeking an increase in the miners wages of More than a Day but pay has not surfaced As a Public Issue in the talks Maricopa school broken info tha i cac Rodeo teams make Strong showing Scotty Van Haren Central Arizona College Cowboy finds the dirt the hard Way As he does everything he can to ton from the bulls hooves at the cac 1977 Rodeo Van Haren didst Core any Points in the Bull Riding com petition but the cac mens team finished third Overall the cac women team finished first Overall the win Ning team was made up of Holly Van Winkle All around cowgirl Shelly Woodson first to Goat tying and Barrie Beach second in barrels the meet was attended by entrants from 108 colleges universities and Junior colleges staff photo by Rod Mikinski dispatch Story leads officers to possible break on murders Staif writer a Fanner resident of Cool Ute no read a Tiv Alley Simitch article in the nov 9 10 edition has provided what May be a significant break to authorities investigating the 1976 murders of Biack waterland fanboys Maricopa county sheriffs investigator Bert Andrews told the dispatch today that Violet Lyons now living in Oklahoma City called them nov 22 after a similar murder occurred m Bonita Owa when she to okla homa in she subscribed to Flie Coolidge examiner Andrews said read the Story in the Tri Vauney dispatch three weeks prior to nov of nov Andrews continued a newscast on local television repo Ruid that an Indian boy Toad stabbed to death in Bonita and has been placed on Railroad trades and subsequently run Over she called Pinal county authorities they referred her to us and that How the Ball got in the nov 910 Issue of the Truvalley dispatch a part of five newspapers owned by Casa Grande Valley newspapers an interview with the Mother of two of the Vic Tims told of her personal tra Vail since their deaths a related Story in the same Issue recounted investigators attempts to solve the May 1976 killings of Richard Chase 11 Russell Chase 10 and their Cousin David Johns 11 they were the sons and Nephew of former Gila River tribal judge Georgette Chase the subject of the re lated interview Story Andrews who has investigated the murders with part Ner Al Weiss since the slaying occurred told the dispatch at the time that his department would never give up their search for the boys killer or killers and Andrews said today that the dispatch articles provided a vital link in the newest development in the Case the woman would have never known of the Arizona killings if she haunt read the Andrews said today and we May never have heard about the Oklahoma Case if she haunt read your Story and called Andrews explained that his department was unaware of the Oklahoma Case until is Lyons called we never would have known about it because there were no Tele types issued on that particular Andrews said the investigation there was so intense that i guess no one had the time to Send it Over the Andrews said he and Weiss travelled to Vinita last weekend and questioned 35 year old Gerald Ray White a transient being held there on an unrelated charge White however is also being questioned in the nov 21 slaying of Michael James Martinez an Indian boy who was stabbed numerous times before the body was placed on Railroad tracks Andrews said White has not been charged in the Martinez slaying or the killings of the Chase Brothers and Johns even so Andrews de scribed the dispatch Story subsequent Call from is Lyons and information received in their investigation of White As definitely a investigation is continuing with this particular Andrews said this is definitely a break there the murders so similar that they just cant be a coincidence the More we go into it the More we find the crimes Byan Julsen staff writer Maricopa the administrative offices of the Maricopa unified school District were broken into sometime sunday night Pinal county sheriff Frank r Reyes said today Reyes safa investigating deputies found indications that the locked room where the school districts Safe files and records Are stores was entered deputies also found fresh Piv Marks on the out Side of the door of the superintendents office although entry was not gained Reyes said the investigating deputies found the Light on in the inner offices and the room where the Safe and files Are kept indicating that it was entered at this time were investigating what if anything is miss Reyes said he said a Deputy in the area noticed a Light under the door to the inner offices at about another Deputy had made sure All the lights were out at 10 he said whoever opened the door of the building did so with a Reyes said he said there were pets the Maricopa school District has been involved in controversy recently concerning the suspension and investigation of superintendent James b Franklin a recent investigation of the districts accounting system by county officials and the Arizona auditor generals office in Early november has resulted in 22 allegations of unprofessional conduct against Franklin the allegations have not been made Public no criminal charges have been filed against Franklin according to Reyes Franklin has been on involuntary administrative leave since nov 2 he was sus Pended by the school Board during a regular meeting to allow the investigation of the schools records to be con ducted the leave was then continued an additional two weeks nov 16 a restraining order was issued Friday morning by Superior court judge Mcbryde preventing Franklin from returning to work after the school Board failed to extend the leave for an additional two weeks at a special meeting thursday night the Board voted 22 on a motion to renew the suspension which automatically expired wednesday Franklin returned to work Friday morning but left and returned to this Home later in the Day where the order was see Maricopa school Page 9 Lance Banks trading halted Eloy two alarm Blaze Washington map Federal Bank regulators to Day announced a 10day trading suspension in the Stock of the National Bank of Georgia the Bank once headed by Bert Lance who resigned in september As president Carters budget director John Heimann the comp troller of the currency and chief regulator of National Banks said the trading caused heavy damage to a u suspension was ordered f0tem store Here Early sat following written request urday morning As City fire by the Bank in View of recent men fought the fire for Over increased trading volume and a hour Price movements in the first alarm Market Bank stocks t off snowed by a second the suspension was effect few minutes later Uve immediately Lance who was president fire chief Coy Amer of before joining the it is possible the fire Carter administration Early May be related to some paint this year holds about my that was done the previous shares or about 16 percent of Day he said further invest the Banks Stock gallon was needed before the a Sharp drop in the value of cause Coli be determined the shares after Lance became director of the office Amerson said the clerk on of management and budget duty at the store that is open started the Chain of events24 hours per Day noticed the that led to questions about his Northeast Section of the butt financial dealings and led to few his resignation in september although Lance has return the investigation into his de to private life he remains financial dealings is still be an unofficial adviser to ing conducted by several Carter his close personal government agencies Blaze damages Eloy store ing burning Anil called for help City police reported there were no injuries and they could not determine a cause until an investigation is made the store sustained heavy fire smoke and water damage it opened on fron tier Street several months ago cd youth witnesses midair collision sees Tucson crash thou killed occupants of 2 planes stiff writer the leisurely weekend daydreams of a Ossa Grandt Union High school student Tore shattered saturday by a spectacular midair air plane collision Over Tucson James Jepsen 16 a Junior at a Guys told the dispatch today that he w to nested the collision of two Cessna air planes Over t Icson Satur Day morning that killed All four persons aboard Jepsen was Eri route 10 a 4h Angus Field Day at the univer sity of Arizona where he was a judge and in a vehicle loaded with several persons Jepsen said fee was the Only one to View Ife tragedy f we had gone past Pica no where there been a bad traffic Accident and we were sum pretty shaky about Jepsen recalled m a Telephone interview i had been daydreaming out the window for about 20 Miles when All of a sudden i saw these two Little Camf together one went tumbling Down end Overmi the other just went straight Down Paradise Valley Paul put Nam 33 of Mesa and his wife Mary 29 the other plane was piloted by Charles Doak of Tucson other witnesses have reported that the planes collided about 500 feet above the ground around 8 a m near the freeway Airport Northwest of Tucson reports have circulated that one plane was following the other when the Lead plane turned and these cond plane crashed into it from the rear another witness reported seems the two planes make a Las ditch Effort to avoid each other swooping upward just before the collision Jepsen however saw none of those things his View was of a deadly simplicity Ljusi saw two things come together and at the time 1 want sure what 1 was look ing Jepsen said 1 just thought that 1 had seen two things come together and fall but when i saw the flames 1 was sure they were air planes 1 just though that was weird to Lessen added see cd youth Page 9 James Jepsen Federal officials in Tucson Are hoping that radio at Davi Monthan an Force base will provide clues to the cause of the collision Federal adminis Lra Tion spokesman re pitted a fess a 172skv Hawk was m radio and radar Contact with the Fine Ai the Wiinie it collided killed aboard so k were Robert Hoad Jet 4fi of cd Library to be closed More Days than expected the Casa Crande Public Library will he closed Toda and tuesday due to difficulties in repair of defective Ler Rano florins car order to lib Irv services director Snider Tiili brain will reopen and Ilerda As planned he said it will then hosed Frulan through sunday Ami reopen or business i ii the eat Imi Vust be clans the re Iwaji torn up re poured and sealed separa lets repair of the West Section began last week Eloy firemen saturday responded to a two alarm which heavily damaged a Ulovle m store on fron tier Street the firefighters battled the Early morning Blaze for More than an hour the cause w As under invest Gatio today staff

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