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Columbus Telegram (Newspaper) - December 5, 1977, Columbus, Nebraska A great minds have purposes others have wishes Little minds Are tamed and subdued by misfortune but great minds Rise above a Washington Irving no. 285 ninety eighth year Columbus a Freedom Telegram newspaper monday december 5, 1977 Columbus Nebraska 30 pages today partly Cloudy Northeast mostly Cloudy Southwest much colder tonight with lows 5 below to 5 above Northeast to around to above Southwest. Chance of Light Snow developing tuesday. Highs tuesday in the teens Northeast to the 20s Southwest. I 5c single copy a Quot Quot. Pickets at Behlen today Board to study report on flood control project meeting tuesday at 9 am Platte county Board of supervisors will review a report on the i just Creek flood control project other matters up for discussion include the setting of elected officials Sabines an inspection of the Oconee Bend project with Vixmer i nip Ned people and talk on joining the Agency on aging 12 i pm 22 High sunday 28 Low sunday 8 Tow thin morning 22 High year ago 25 Low year ago 21 High saturday 27 Low saturday 7 43 Sunn tuesday 4 is Sunset tuesday Trace saturday Trace sunday 4 Inch Snow moods of moisture touted press Infurna Tilousi a Strong Ridge of High pressure entered Over the Yukon will control Nebraska s weather for the nest few Days. Severs close Call Tobias Goy of 1621 15th Street had a close Call sunday after hitting ice on the Platte River Bridge South of Columbus he bounced into both railings and one of them went through the front end and seat of his vehicle Gay s Only injury was a leg laceration for which he was treated at Columbus Hospital. Telegram photo by Deb Good Roger Egypt relations with four other nations United press Hartline Arab leaders signed an Accord today reeling diplomatic relations with Egypt and setting up a new military command Egypt reacted by breaking off diplomatic relations with Syria Libya. Algeria and Smith Yemen and ordered their ambassadors to leave the country within 24 hours the Accord calling for a diplomatic freeze was signed in Tripoli Libya today by Algeria Libya Syria and South Yemen along with the Palestine liberation organization after Iraq had walked out of the conference of Hartline Arab countries angered by Sadat s peace initiatives with Israel. Only hours after the Tripoli move Egypt announced it was breaking relations with the four countries it also recalled the staff of the egyptian embassies in the four capitals and asked them to return to Cairo immediately official Cairo radio announced the egyptian move in its evening newscast and Abo said an extraordinary Cabinet session had been called for wednesday the moves and counter moves came As it was announced that Secretary of state Cyrus Vance will come to the Middle East this weekend to try to persuade More Arab tuition to take part in the Cairo talks with Israel or at least support Egypt s peace initiatives israeli prime minister Menahem begin said Vance would arrive in Egypt fonday and go to Israel after the end of the jewish Sabbath saturday night staying for talks sunday he will continue to Jordan Syna and saudi Arabia. Begin said there is a serious american Effort to bring other Arab countries to the negotiating he said official sources in Tel Aviv said the object of Vance s trip would be to try to get More Arab countries to attend the Cairo meeting called for next week by egyptian president Anwar Sadat business As usual in Bermuda today Hamilton. Bermuda up i a shopkeepers removed the Iron shutters from store windows and it was a business As usual Quot in Bermuda today following three Days of racial not Over the hangings of two Blacks convicted of murder two Hundred British troops most of when had seen service in the Northern Ireland were flown in sunday to help badly outnumbered soc linty troops enforce an All night curfew Early morning shoppers included tourists who did not seem Overly concerned by the disorders which erupted thursday. Three firebombing were reported sunday night and police said 21 persons were arrested for curfew violations officials said police shifts had been reduced to 12 hours a Day with the am Val of British troops a Small firebomb was thrown at a police car in Pembroke Parish just North of Hamilton but it caused no damage or injures one firebomb destroyed a government owned garbage truck and another landed harmlessly next to a juvenile detention Home in St Georges the former capital of Bermuda a 21-Square-mile resort Island 650 Miles East of the North Carolina coast the firebombing have inflicted More than 65 million in damage not including a Blaze at Bermuda s largest hotel the Southampton Princess that killed two elderly amen can tourists and a hotel employee. Department proposes abolition of Picayune safety regulations Washington up the Jib or department proposed today the abolition of 1,100 Picayune worker safety regulations such As decreeing the shape of toilet seats or How far fire extinguishers must be Hung off the floor in a move described As unique in the history of regulatory agencies the department s proposal is a four through on a Promise made earlier this year by Lula Bingham head of the occupational safety and health administration a it do away with nitpicking regulations and concentrate on major workplace hazards most of the rules involved were adopted by Osha in 1971 from proposals developed by various private Standard setting organizations. The intent was to insure quickly at least a minimum level of Job safety for americans workers is Bingham said but a unfortunately we have since Learned that Many provisions of these standards do not contribute to employee safety and i i Bor Secretary Hay Marshall said a unnecessary and Overly Complex regulations place a tremendous Burden not Only on businesses but also on our limited inspection resources As a result worker health and safety suffers a thousands of working people suffer serious accidents and illnesses each year yet to the Best of our knowledge none has been caused by the shape of a toilet seat or because a fire extinguisher was 2 inches too Low a a that a Why we Are today taking Steps to eliminate this kind of Picayune regulation a he said. A it is in the interest of business american workers and ohs to Stop nitpicking and concentrate our efforts on the real hazards of life and air tragedy Tan Jung Kaupang Malaysia up a soldiers and police today searched for bodies in dense mangrove swamps on the Southern coast of Malaysia where a hijacked malaysian Boeing-737 crashed with too persons aboard after a gun Battle and explosion in flight sunday. There were no known survivors among the 93 passengers and seven Crew members. Twenty of the passengers were foreigners including Mario Garcia Inchaustegui cuban ambassador to Japan and his wife. Malaysian victims included agriculture minister Dato sri Al Haji Ahman it was not immediately known whether any americans were aboard the plane. Dato Sulaiman Sujak Deputy chairman of the malaysian airlines systems refused to say whether he knew who the hijackers were or How Many there were other airline sources said they May have been members of the terrorist Japan red army but a japanese spokesman in Tokyo said it appeared unlikely Sujak said the twin engined plane was on a flight from the Northern malaysian resort of Penang for Kuala i urn Pur and Singapore he said the plane began its Landing approach to Kuala Bumpur but pulled up after gunfire broke out inside the plane the plane was ordered to Fly to Singapore but crashed into the swamps in Johore state after an explosion Only minutes before it would have aved in Singapore the Pilot Apt Gan Joor. Reported he was being hijacked As he a up Roc bed Kuala i aim Pur and at that Point he and the control Tower argued Over whether the plane should land there for refuelling after the sound of shooting in the Cabin the Pilot abandoned the Landing attempt and flew off malaysian police official c. Param guru who was directing search operations at the crash site throughout the night said the remains of More than 50 persons had been recovered charred remains of the victims were placed in some 30 plastic bags and carried away on poles by soldiers Param guru said he believed the rest of the bodies have been blown into bits and were strewn Over a wide area Miller says strike sure Washington up United mine workers president Arnold Miller said today his Union s 130,000 members will strike at Midnight with no Chance a last minute settlement can Avert a walkout arriving at today a negotiation my session Miller said the situation is a not too Good we re not getting any closer a is there any Chance a strike could be averted a what Are the chances of a walkout a there will be one a Coal operators president Joseph Brennan said Only a we re just going to be talking Quot after bargaining sunday Over a number of crucial no wage issues both sides arrived shortly before to a m and were expected to be in joint sessions with chief Federal mediator Wayne Horvitz throughout the Day. Today s Index markets. Page 2 social Page 4 54 classified pages 7-1 12 comics Page 12 a picket line went up at Behlen manufacturing co., maker of steel buildings and Many other steel products this morning East of Columbus a vote of employees belonging to amalgamated Sheet Metal workers Safiy Cio sunday afternoon was said to be Between 51 and 52 percent in favor of rejecting a a final offers by Behlen management people after a month of negotiations. An arbitrator joined the talks in the final stages three pickets braved Snow and a bitterly cold wind this morning in an Effort to keep workers away from the Behlen Plant. They told a Telegram reporter it was too cold to talk a and had the area pretty much to themselves with no police or spectators standing around Gary Bradley of rising City president of the local told the Telegram this morning that the Union people consider wages the prime stumbling Block in the proposed contract. He said us Union had no specific wage figure in mind since beheld made a a final offers and it was Given a a no go vote referring to rumours of weekend vandalism at Rehlen s and a false alarm fire Call sunday Bradley said Union officials have asked members not to indulge in any unlawful or destructive acts. He also said he had no further comments now but May have later today or tomorrow after he gets a Chance to visit the strike scene and talk to other Union people City Council Agenda lists two hearings two hearings Are on the Columbus City Council Agenda for their meeting today at 8 p m in the Council Chambers councilmen will hear a request of Georgean in Runty to move a garage from route 3 near Kusk radio station to 1804 2nd Street. Other hearing is a request for a dance License for 7-knights restaurant. A petition will be presented to councilmen from property owners for a school crossing Light at the Comer of 8th Street and 12th Avenue councilmen will also act on two ordinances one amending the City code regarding connection of downspouts and second adopting new personnel rules East Lansing Mich most loosing City policeman sgt Ronald Kio say left. And patrolman loony Wells Are Busy with big red bows Ond Green Holly As they and nearly 30 other officers were out in 20-degree weather to decorate the Down town area while the decorations Are privately owned they Are usually in stalled by Public works Crews last month however the City Council voted 3 2 to Cut off funds for this project with arguments that the City should t spend Money to promote a religious Holiday. So off duty policemen did the Job Ond Ore recognized by signs in a store window Christman on thanks to Al East Lansing cops not City up wire photo on strike a Small proportion of workers crossed picket lines at Behlen manufacturing co this morning As these cold pickets set up o line across the Plant s mom Entrance at a sunday vote the Sheet Metal workers Union rejected by a Small margin a final offer by Behlen management citing Low wages As the mom reason Telegram photo by Deb Good Roger a Behlen spokesman told the Telegram that he a guessed 80 to too workmen were at the Plant late this morning plus another 35 supervisors and foremen. Total hourly paid workforce is 530. He expects More to trickle in to the factory later and through the week he also he did t know of any incidents vandalism or damage to equipment at Behlen x during the weekend police Are patrolling the Highway and Are at the Plant during shift changes Union officials never have said How Many members they have among the 530 Behlen people eligible for membership and represented members or not by the Union in salary negotiations company spokesmen estimate the number Between 250 and 300 but admit that s a guess company officials said they Felt one of the major Stum bling blocks in negotiations was the matter of Union representation on the safety committee the pay plan offered Calls for 5 percent pay increases each of the contract s three years plus higher increases for certain Job classifications and other benefits such As a 10th Holiday insurance and pension changes Snow bitter cold in Nebraska today skies were mostly Cloudy across the state today with Light Snow reported at Many locations winds were from the North at to to 20 Mph in the Nebraska Panhandle and from the North at 20 to 35 Mph elsewhere in the state with stronger gusts temperatures at midday ranged five to 15 degrees Over the state with readings to Peak during the afternoon in the teens High temperatures sunday ranged from 30 at up pie Field in Omaha up to 57 at Mccook while overnight lows varied from 18 at Beatrice Down to two degrees below Zero at Valentine a record Low temperature was recorded today at Lee Bird Field in North Platte the temperature dropped to us degrees a record for a dec 5 in North Platte the old record was 7 set in 1972. Snow Depths Over the skate today were generally one to two inches the National weather service at Alliance said the Light Snow ended by midday Over most of the Panhandle except for the extreme Southern part Snow also was reported Over Northeast Colorado the Nebraska forecast called for mostly Cloudy skies West tonight with a Chance of Light Snow and partly Cloudy East Low temperatures tonight were forecast from Zero to to below. Cloudy skies West with a Chance of Light Snow and increasing cloudiness East tuesday with highs mostly in the teens

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