Centralia Daily Chronicle in Centralia, Washington
11 Jul 1977

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11 Jul 1977

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Daily Chronicle, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1977, Centralia, WashingtonEscape from hijacked Helsinki Finland up two russian speaking gunmen today let pass their deadline for blowing up a hijacked soviet jetliner with 29 hostages aboard and minutes later five of the captives ran to Freedom. The hijackers who claim to be armed with hand grenades and explosives said they would blow up the Aeroflot Jet at 4 . 10 . Not unless finnish authorities refuelled the plane supplied a new Crew and allowed them to Takeoff for Sweden. Within minutes of the deadline s 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 Young and said negotiations were continuing to avoid All a but they said they had no Fin Nish Crews trained to Fly the Tain engine Tupoljev 154 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 Jet s air conditioning system was not working and described conditions inside the air Craft As very warm very bad suf the gunmen took Over the plane Sun Day on a 275-mile flight from Petrov Skoye. About 100 Miles North of Moscow to Leningrad. They ordered the Pilot to Fly to Stockholm but he said he bad Only enough fuel to m in e 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. In trying to reach Sweden the gunmen appeared to be following the hijacked an Aeroflot Jet to Stockholm. Sweden refused soviet demands to extradite him and instead plans to try him for hijacking. However Sweden has said it will Tot allow these hijackers to land in Stockholm. Finnish officials said the hijackers had inquired about other countries that might take them but did cot disclose which ones they had in mind. The plane s seven Man Crew was released immediately after Landing but negotiations for release of the hostages did not begin for almost two hours because the hijackers spoke Only rus Sian and finnish officials could not immediately find a translator. Last week the daily chronicle published in Money saving coupons. Watch your newspaper each Day for such Cash conserving clip outs. Today in the news 3thefia% chronicle Centralia Chehalis Washington 15 cents monday july 11.1977 20 pages 88th year 302nd Issue incorrect Start up order blamed for pipeline blast you bet your life i Chehovin Michael Schwartz impersonating Groucho Marx won first saturday in the impersonation division of a children s and pet Parade during she annual Chehalis crazy Days Celebration. The youngster is the son of or. And mrs. Harold Schwartz. More photos Story Page 7. Chronicle photo mine leaders Call for protest March Stearns by. Up United mine workers leaders have called for a nation a Coal shutdown and a mass March of miners through this Southeastern Kentucky Mountain town to step up their fight for a Union contract St the strike bound Stearns Chalco. Mine. Ump Secretary treasurer Harry Patrick says he will urge the Union s International executive Board later this month to invoke a p revision of the ump National contract allowing miners to leave the pits for a me m orial i think we ought to Call a 10 Day memorial period like we have in the contract and i can t think of a better time Tocse Patrick said in an inter View. The ump Leader also said the Union should stage a mass March of up to miners through Stearns to show them we mean the strike which has idled about 150 employees of the Stearns Coal co. Justus mine since last july 17, has been made a major priority of the ump. The Union has likened the Stearns strike to the bitter 13 month strike at the Brookside mine in Harlan county that remained unsettled unto after a Young Miner was shot to death in August 1974. The Brookside strike later became the subject of the award winning documentary film county the dispute Between the Union and the Blue Diamond Coal co. Of Knox Ville tenn., Parent firm of the mine stems from an impasse Over recognition of Theuma. The strike also has been marked by sporadic acts of violence including shooting Between ump pickets and mine guards. Five men have been wounded in exchanges of gunfire with the latest violence last week when a mine Security guard was shot. I m for some kind of pressure that will Force b Hie i a mond to talk seriously about settling this strike Down said Patrick who was interviewed after he attended a rally in support of the strike nearer Friday. Since the Union cannot legally Call a National work stoppage in direct sup port of the steams strike Patrick said the memorial period should be called out of respect or the four miners killed thursday in a methane Gas explosion at the p p Coal co. No. 2 mice at St. . Board backs raise in mail rate Washington the postal service Board of governors today agreed that the private May rate should remain at 13 cents but approved a proposal to increase the first class business letter rate to 16 cents text year. The move must still be approved by the postal rate Coni Misoo which will hive 10 months to hold Public hearings and study the matter. The Board unanimously approved president Carter s proposal to create a citizen mail rate a order to separate such private correspondence from business Man and keep stamp costs Down for the average american. Citizen mail would remain at 13 cents for first Dass letters. The increase in business a ail rates is limed at saving Money for the financially troubled postal system. The Bine member policy making Board held a Quick voice vote on the entire rate package after hearing More than two Tours of briefings by postal service specialists on methods used in calculating the proposed increases on a Cost basis. Postmaster general Benjamin Bailar reporters after the meeting he expected citizen mail to be workable although there never before have been two different rates for first class mail. I not Only expect h to work but i m going to accept the responsibility to make it Bailar said. 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 hive either the address or return address hand written. As at present the 13-cent letter could weigh co More than one ounce. Each additional ounce would Cost an extra 11 cents. The proposed Cost for a business letter would be boosted 13 cents for each additional ounce. Showers Chance of o Little Roin of times through tuesday. A periods of partial Clearing. Highs in the 60s. Lows 45 to 55. Southwesterly winds 10 to 20 Miles per hour. Complete weather on Poge 2. Prisoners escape ste1lacoom, Wash. Up three men escaped from Mcneil Island Federal Penitentiary Early today prison authorities reported. The escapees were identified As Martin Soto. 34, los Angeles Harry Swingler 35, of Alberta Canada and Ramiro Ruiz Ramos 31, Bellflower Calif. They were reported missing at the . Head count. Authorities said some clothing and inner tubes were found on the Longbranch Peninsula on the Mainland. Law enforcement officers were checking reports that one of the men May have been driven to the Enumclaw area by a resident of the Longbranch area. Teamsters accept pact Seattle up Seattle team sters saturday accepted by a wide margin a three year agreement for their construction Drivers. Bob Cooper Secretary treasurer of Seattle local 174, said it affects 300 of 600 teamsters construction workers in Western Washington. He said the agreement retroactive to june 1, provides in creases in wages and fringe benefits of an hour Over the three years. Explosion kills 2 Tacoma Wash. Up two Tacoma men died several hours after being burned in an explosive engine room fire saturday aboard a Washington National army National guard tugboat in puget sound. Three others were also burned in the fire aboard tug 2076, a unit of the 144th transportation battalion. The tug was towing a Barge of military equipment to Anchorage Alaska from the port of Tacoma when the fire broke out at 10 . The two victims both chief warrant officers were identified As Dick Arnold and Bill Kramer. Construction protested Kent Ohio up demonstrators opposed to construction of a new gymnasium near the site where four Kent state University students were shot to death today vowed to Camp out at the site until they Are arrested and carried away. At the same time Kent state University officials went to Portage county common pleas court in nearby Ravenna and asked for an injunction against the protesters. Kent state plans to build a million gymnasium Complex of part of the site where the students were shot to death by National guard troops during an Antiwar demonstration May 1.1 million stolen Santa Ana. Calif. Up bandits made off with More than million in Gold and Silver Bullion coins and currency from two Large walk in vaults at a storage firm this weekend. Police said sunday they believe either four or five persons were involved in the saturday of Fernova robbery in which More than four tons of loot was taken by four or five bandits. Vincent m. Carrano 45, president of Swiss vaults inc., said he received a Call saturday from a Man who said he wanted to store "20 bags of Silver valued at about on the current Market. On the inside Busy weekend parades and other activities filled the weekend a this area. Photos and reports on 7 and 10. Still making a hit Mirk Kirkendoll 78, of Toledo is still swinging a hefty Bat. Bob Wayt reports pages. Bojoh Wengstrom Fairbanks Alaska up a mistaken order to Start a pump undergoing repairs May have triggered the alaskan pipeline explosion that killed one Man injured five others and destroyed a pump station according to a pipeline spokesman. Somewhere an order was Given and an order was accepted Here to Start the pump up a gain even though it was being worked said Larry Carpenter spokesman for Alyeska pipeline co., the consortium of eight Oil companies which built the massive pipeline. An operator in the control room at the pump station probably started the pump manually while the Crew was getting ready to clean the he. Said sunday. The order could have been Given anywhere along the pipeline from Valdez to the pump Carpenter said the Only place the pump could have been turned on was at the control room at the pump station slightly Over 300 Miles North of the 799 mile pipeline s Southern terrain us at the port of Valdez. Somebody pushed a Button and the valve he said. Everyone around Here the pump station is convinced that it was human Carpenter said the flow of Oil through the pipeline halted by the blast might resume by the end of this week but others predicted it might take several weeks before the Oil moved again. Two inspectors from the department of transportation also were investigating the explosion and one said the pump valve in question suddenly gushed Oil into a hot Turbine which he said probably caused the explosion and fire. Alyeska Board chairman . Patton told a news conference in Anchorage earlier sunday that the Accident probably would be attributed to human error. He predicted that the flow of Oil might resume within Days. Herb Robson 41, a pipeline worker Cut of the by flying debris from the explosion denied human error was the cause of the blast. He and another worker Frank Fosberg. 32, of Blaine Wash., blamed the Accident on mechanical failure. The Cost of rebuilding the pump station was estimated at to million according to one source in Fairbanks. He said that Early damage reports of to 55 million can t be right. If you take that to million and multiply it by ten you la have a Ball Park he also said that estimates it would take four to six weeks to rebuild the pump station Are patently wrong it should be months rather than Large mormon turnout anti Era forces win vote Ellensburg Wash. Up the Washington state conference for women came out against the equal rights am end ment to the . Constitution sunday night. Delegates with pocket computers had already spread the word of the results even before officials announced the vote of against and a favor. The anti Era vote was the work of a predominantly mormon coalition of participants who showed up unexpectedly at the convention which opened Friday. It adjourned sunday night. The Washington state legislature has already ratified the amendment which guarantees equal rights for women and minorities. Votes on resolutions such As the Era will translate into state positions at a National conference of women to be held in Houston november 18-21. They Are to be included in a presidential advisory report. Four delegates to the National convention were selected but 20 More delegates and five alternates Are subject to change because of challenges to about 80 ballots. Karen Fraser of Lacey selection chairman said a meeting would be held in Seattle soon to re solve the challenges. The four delegates who were n selected without Challenge were Lilly Aguilar Sunnyside Frances Scott. Spokane Lupe Alvarez Tacoma and Dorothy Hollingsworth Seattle. Most of the controversial measures before the convention were never voted on As pro and anti mormon factions mounted numerous parliamentary moves and delaying tactics. Ignored were such issues As abortion Day care and Gay rights. The anti Era vote was a bitter defeat for some attending the convention. They began calling for a Boycott of mor Mon goods and businesses. Many Era supporters left the conference before the voting started. Defense attorneys Challenge legality of search warrants in Kidnap Case Oakland up defense attorneys today challenged the legality of search warrants used to obtain evidence against three men charged with the kidnapping of 26 Chowchilla children and their school bus Driver. As a pretrial hearing began on admissibility of evidence against the three suspects defense attorney Herbert a Nofiu argued that the search warrants were illegal. Diagrams of the Plush family estate of defendant Frederick Woods were posted in the Blaineda county Superior courtroom. The hearing in which defense attorneys said they will Challenge piece by piece the hundreds of items of evidence collected against the three defendants focused of the legality of search warrants. The evidence was collected within a week after the capture of Woods 25, James Schoenfeld 25, and his brother. Richard. 23. They Are accused of kid Naping 26 Chowchilla children and their school bus Driver one year ago this week. All three defendants were in the Coar Roora. The victims were buried in i Tomb like underground moving Van at a Livermore Rock Quarry 50 Miles Southeast of san Francisco before they clawed their Way out hour Slater. Investigators said the evidence which defense attorneys fought for a year to keep secret until the trill began allegedly included a rough draft of a million Ransom note found on the Woods estate a the san Francisco suburb of Portola Valley. Another item reportedly found was a paper bag list of names of the victims in the order in which they were forced Down into Zhe Van in the Quarry. Yanowitz said before the hearing that admissibility of any of the evidence would prevent his client from getting a fair trial describing the material As the posted diagrams in court included the barn main Home and an attic on the 100-acre estate owned by Woods family. All three were rounded up within two weeks after the children escaped. Today the 68th Southwest Washington fair is less than a month away opening tuesday aug. 9, Between the twin cities. In preparation for the event the daily chronicle today presents its annual saw fair edition a 16-Page tabloid con dining news of the upcoming fair As Well As detailed listings or exhibitors. Get into the spirit of the 1977 fair by Reading the informative Section. Then plan to attend the fair aug. 9-14. Tomorrow it s the greatest adventure Story since Lindbergh flew Over the Atlantic. Tristan Jones a Welsh Sailor set out to sail on the lowest body of dead sea and the highest. Lake Titicaca in the Andes mountains. On his six year journey he was thrown in jail a number of times suffered from near starvation until he weighed a Mere 90 pounds was attacked by arabs and nearly killed by a rat. On his trip to South America he was sunk by a whale. A five part series beginning in tuesday s edition of the daily chronicle focuses on Jones s attempt to reach the Andes by sailing up the Amazon River. But the Amazon with its treacherous currents unpredictable inhabitants and dangerous insects animals and fish proved too much. Jones was forced to journey to the Western coast of South America and haul his boat up the Side of the Andes to reach Titicaca. Don t miss the exciting account of Jones s Battle with the Amazon. Watch for it starting tuesday

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