Connellsville Daily Courier in Connellsville, Pennsylvania
5 Dec 1977

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5 Dec 1977

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Connellsville Daily Courier (Newspaper) - December 5, 1977, Connellsville, PennsylvaniaStrike deadline looms Washington up a Midnight strike deadline looms for Coal miners with negotiators for the United mine workers and Coal operators still disagreeing on a number of crucial non wage issues. Chief Federal mediator Wayne Horvitz called the bar gainers Back to the table today but indicated at the end of meetings sunday that much work remained to be done. We be got some hard Horvitz said. We re working on them. That s the name of this we re dealing with substantive he added. Some miners in Ohio and West Virginia did not wait for the Midnight deadline and began the walkout Early. Similar moves were expected elsewhere. The effects of a strike were not expected to be Felt immediately by con Sumers because most utilities had built up Large stockpiles of Coal to carry them through for at least the first few weeks. Both ump president Arnold Miller and Joseph Brennan president of the bituminous Coal operators of America indicated Horvitz s assessment was Correct. We re Miller responded to reporters As he left the bargaining room at the capital Hilton hotel when asked if any Progress was made. That compared with comments by Miller earlier in that Day that Progress was being made. Brennan said interesting discussions had taken place and when asked if any agreement had been reached on major issues replied you Don t reach agreement on substantive issues until you tie it All Horvitz also said no discussions had been held on a possible Extension of the current 3-year contract beyond the . Tuesday deadline. Unless such an Extension was made the miners were set to walk out even if agreement were reached since it will take about two weeks to ratify a contract and miners have a tradition of not working without a ratified contract. Earlier sunday Miller left open the possibility of an Extension saying it would be possible if there was considerable movement on major issues. No survivors in plane crash winds damage living room damage was heavy to the Home of James m. Swink of Connellsville . 2, Wood Dale when winds ripped through the area tearing the roof off his Home and sending beams tumbling into the living room shown no injuries were reported during the incident at 6 a in. This morning. Related picture on Page 3. Courier photo High winds rip area tear roofs off Homes by Charles courier staff writer Strong winds and freezing Rains struck Early this morning in outlying areas of the City causing an undetermined amount of damage while knocking radio station webs in Uniontown off the air twice. The heavy winds Tore off the porch and House roofs of a residence in Wood Dale Connellsville r. D. 2, arid also struck a residence at Connellsville r. D. 1, by Meidel s restaurant and Sunrise estates ripping off another porch roof. The House roof porch roof and part of a Beauty shop owned by or. And mrs. James Swink of Wood Dale were All destroyed when gusting winds created an up draft at the Swink residence. The House sits on the Crest of a Hill. Winds came up under the Swink s porch roof ripping it off and in the. Process dismantling the House roof. Parts of the House roof mainly the supportive beams fell into the Swink living room while mrs. Swink viewed the destruction from her Kitchen. Mrs. Swink said the damage was wide spread. The two roofs were destroyed and All of the living room furniture buried under the debris from the fallen beams. She also noted that parts of her adjoining Beauty shop suffered damage. Large cracks in the plaster were the main destruction. Mrs. Swink said her Mother s porch no developments in double slayings state police at Gaddis Crossroads station Are awaiting test results As the investigation continues in the double homicide which occurred Early Friday at Bear rocks retort. Ballistics tests Are being conducted by the department and results of toxicology test by Allegheny county Coroner Cyril Wecht were not finished As of this mor Ning. The shooting claimed the lives of two Fay West residents Raymond Paul Gierke and James Peter Alford. No motive has been established for the killings and state police continue to not confirm the presence of any drugs at the scene of the shooting an a Frame House on Alpine Road in the Community. Roof that of Mary c. Keefer also of Wood Dale was ripped off by the Strong winds. The new House of the Swinks barely four years old is insured and claims investigators were at the scene this morning trying to determine the loss. The winds also caused damage at a residence by Sunrise estates and Meidel s restaurant owned by James Martin of Connellsville r. D. L. Mrs. Martin told the courier this morning the Back Patio roof blew off to hit the top of the House and then came to rest continued on Page 3 searchers find woman s body Pittsburgh up searchers sunday found the bludgeoned partially clothed body of Donna Hyde 34, in a wooded area two Miles from the suburban Home where her husband was found shot gunned to death 36 hours earlier. Coroner Cyril Wecht said an autopsy showed mrs. Hyde was killed by blows on the head. It was not known immediately if she was raped. Police it. Charles Mosser said the body from the Waist mrs. Hyde apparently was abducted when her husband Richard 34, a Grade school principal was killed by a Shotgun blast in a Kitchen of their suburban Moon township Home according to Wecht and Allegheny county police. It was the third incident of homicide and apparent abduction in the area in the past six weeks. In the previous two cases the abducted women have not been found. Wecht said further tests were being conducted to determine when mrs. Hyde was killed and whether she was raped. Wecht said Hyde apparently died about l . Saturday of a Shotgun wound in the Abdomen. Body was discovered at about 7 . Saturday by the couple s daughter Kelly 9. The Shotgun was not found police said. Police believed entry into the House was made by breaking a Small window in a Kitchen door Kelly said she and her sister Karrie 4. Went to bed around 9 . Friday and heard no disturbance during the night. Gun Battle May have caused mid air blast up unidentified gunmen hijacked a malaysian airlines jetliner and fought a gun Battle aboard the plane but the Craft exploded in midair and plunged into the swampy tidelands of Southern Malaysia killing All 100 persons aboard. Dato Sulaiman Sujak Deputy chairman of the airline said All 107 persons aboard the Boeing 737 Jet were killed. He declined to say whether he knew who the hijackers were or How Many there were. Oiler airline sources said they May have been members of the japanese army guerrillas but a japanese government spokesman in Tokyo said it appeared unlikely. Sujak said the plane began its Landing approach to Kuala Bumpur against Hijacker orders but pulled away from its Landing approach after gunfire broke out inside the plane. It was ordered to Singapore but crashed minutes before Landing in the tidelands of Southern Malaysia. The airline sources said conversations from the plane had identified the hijacking As a japanese army opera Tion. In Tokyo japanese authorities said there was Little possibility the hijackers were of the japanese army which customarily makes an announcement when it seizes a plane. The Jane flight 653, had departed the resort City of Penang 500 Miles North of Singapore in route for the malaysian capital of Kuala Bumpur then Singapore. The Pilot capt. Manjoor reported he was being hijacked As he approached Kuala Bumpur and at that Point the Pilot and the control Tower argued Over whether the plane should Jand in Kuala Bumpur for refuelling. The plane made an attempt to land until shooting a s heard in the Cabin of the plane. Cows ponies destroyed in Herman farm Blaze firemen reported 29 cows and ponies were destroyed in a Blaze at the Ira Herman farm on Clay run Road . This morning. Four cows reportedly escaped the fire. Springfield township Volunteer firemen assisted by Normalville fire department extinguished the fire whose cause is As yet undetermined. Firemen said several thousand Bales of Hay and Straw and 600 bushels of Corn and Oats were consumed by the flames. The milk House was burned they said and various farm equipment was also destroyed. According to firemen the family spotted the fire just after they had come away from milking the animals inside the barn. Witnesses outside Singapore reported the plane was descending for an apparent Landing but suddenly pulled sharply upward followed by a blinding Flash and a loud explosion. It was at least the second crash of a hijacked aircraft. Most of the passengers were reported to be either Singapore or malaysian citizens. Court refuses injunction for mount pleasant by Frank s. Halvonik courier staff writer county court of common pleas judge Robert rial today refused the mount pleasant area school Board s request to Issue an injunction that would have returned striking teachers to the classroom. Rial refused the injunction because that does t solve instead the judge had negotiators for both sides along with state mediator Hyman Richman locked in a jury room adjacent to his courtroom. The Board and their representative and part of the teachers and their representatives Are meeting behind you in the jury room to take one More Opportunity to see if they can negotiate the Settle rial told the packed gallery of interested teachers Board members and parents. Rial said that he is willing to let them stay there until the strike is Over and added i m going to stay with them. I Don t know How to solve the matter but through this some parents however were Dis appointed with the judge s ruling. Someone has spoken for the Board and for the teachers but nobody for the said mrs. Raymond Mears a spokesman for a concerned parents group that tried to Start an injunction against the Board and teachers several weeks mrs. Mears told rial that his decision was t enough. A delay of six weeks is top much she said. I Don t think it s enough. I want them the children in school rial said he sympathized with the parents but defended his own decision. After a strike of six weeks he said a couple More Days would t do much harm. He also expressed optimism that a settlement can be reached. I know those Fellows negotiators Are working Back there in Good rial said. We be got to try to do our Best for from Here n there Good evening. Sign on a loan office window we offer month to month _ City Council playing Scrooge East Lansing Council move to Cut off City funds for Christmas decorations in the business District of this College town has enraged a number of residents who say the baubles Are a necessary part of the yuletide spirit. Some 30 off duty police volunteered to hoist the decorations and people have contributed to assist in the Effort. Teen drinking May be leveling off drinking remains a serious problem but a new report says it May be leveling off. The new report s information on teen age drinking says Church attendance religious involvement and classroom achievement still Are seen As influences against teen age drinking. White House Christmas card list grows Kansas City year Christmas card lists have a Way of growing longer. The president s list is no exception. The last of specially designed cards was ship Ped to the first family during thanksgiving week. Hallmark has printed the White House Christmas card for six consecutive presidents starting with for president Eisenhower. Badge saves patrolman s life badge 664 is credited with saving the life of its owner patrolman Mark Lynch during a shootout this weekend. The shot that struck Lynch in the Chest ricocheted off his badge leaving him with Only a Bruise officials said Windy possible Snow flurries Windy through tuesday. Showers changing to Snow flurries tonight with lows in the mid 20s. Snow flurries Likely tuesday with steady or falling temperatures. Deaths in the area today William r. Soisson of 1309 Sun St. Michael Mankovitch of 333 n. Pittsburg St. William l. Orizell St. Of Uniontown mrs. Agnes c. Schlinger of 519 Newmeyer ave. Anthony s. Danca of Scottdale George Baluh of mount pleasant Albert j. Porterfield of Confluence r. D. 1 mrs. Elizabeth Hansen of Uniontown mrs. Mary Colgan of 327 s. Eighth St. New emperor in Africa emperor Jean Bedel Bokassa places a Crown on the head of his wife Catherine 28, sunday shortly after being inaugurated emperor Bokassa 1. His heir designate Jean Bedel jr., 2, looks on in the foreground. Up sex paratrooper makes big jump to emperor Bangui Central african Empire up former French paratrooper Jean Bedel Bokassa was crowned emperor of the Central african Empire in a million extravaganza sunday dazzling a country in which the average person earns a year. The Coronation during which he walked on Rose petals flown in from France Cost a fourth of the country s earnings from All exports. Some guests attended a Mammoth banquet served at the order of the 56-year old Bokassa crowned emperor in a sports stadium before attending High mass at notre Dame Cathedral. Bokassa presided from a throne at the Renaissance Palace banquet where he opened a gala Ball with his wife the new Empress Catherine 27, to the tunes of a quaint sounding specially commissioned emperor s Waltz. Testimony for Fulmer Case inside the daily courier Hospital.15 deaths .3 editorial. M women .5 non jury murder trial for Robert William buddy Fulmer of Scottdale r. D. 1, began today in the courtroom of Westmoreland county court of common pleas judge l. Alexander Sculco. Fulmer is charged by Scottdale police with the fatal shooting of Angel Luis Berrios 30, of 310 graft St., Everson on Friday april 15 in the downtown area of Scottdale. Fulmer was arrested on saturday april 16 at his Home by a contingent of Law enforcement officers led by Scottdale police. The arrest came without incident. Fulmer has been free on Bond. Prosecuting the Case for. The West Moreland county District attorney s office is assistant District attorney Morrison Lewis. Fulmer is being represented by attorney John Scales of Greensburg. Testimony. For the prosecution Side was scheduled to open late this morning. Scottdale patrolman. J. Bruce King was the investigating officer who filed the homicide charge against Fulmer last april. Police found the victim lying face Down in a Grassy area near the mall parking lot on april 15. Police previously stated Fulmer allegedly fired three bullets into the door and window area on the Driver s Side of being operated by Berrios. Police said Berrios then jumped out the passenger Side of the vehicle and ran towards the mall parking area. Police said three More shots were then fired by the suspect Felling Berrios while the victim was running towards the Mali parking area. The Imperial guests ate game ranging from Antelope to wild boar and an eight layered 4-foot-High cake held up by chocolate columns and topped with the Emblem of tha Empire an Eagle mounted on a Sun made for him by a Paris Baker. Bokassa arrived at sunday s Coronation ceremonies 90 minutes late swathed in a beige Gold embroidered Toga upon which was draped an Ermine lined velvet cloak embroidered in Gold before Bokassa i received his Crown studded with diamonds and topped by a Gold orb representing the Earth. A total of 101 cannons boomed out across the Dusty town to announce the accession of Africa s new Imperial family. He was preceded into the half full stadium by Empress Catherine dressed in a glittering Gold lame gown studded with rubies sapphires and emeralds and escorted by eight ladies in waiting Clad in puffy Pink White and dresses. More than half of the foreign guests failed to appear at the festivities which Many african countries Felt ridiculed All Africa. Bokassa Empress Catherine and the 2 year old heir designate Jean Bedel George travelled to the Coronation in Gold and Green carriages pulled by White dappled horses. Four Hundred and fifty pounds of Rose petals flown in from France were thrust under the feet of their Imperial High Nesses As they walked to their thrones. Bokassa s throne a 15-foot-High figure of an Eagle with a wingspan of 18 feet also was imported from France As were the clothes for the Coronation the Flowers the food the prefabricated Villas for the guests the Royal jewels the horses the Fine Bone China and three tableware services for persons each in Silver gilded Copper and Silver plate. The guests wore morning suits top hats and Long formal dresses despite 100 degree plus temperatures. Car injuries kill Confluence Man an automobile Accident that occurred in Fayette county last tuesday resulted in death saturday for 72-year-old Albert j. Porterfield of Confluence r. D. 1. Uniontown state police were informed of the one car mishap in Henry Clay township sunday by officials at Somerset Community Hospital where Porterfield died. According to police the victim was injured when his station Wagon Slid on an icy Road surface along legislative route 26110 and went Down an embankment and struck a tree. Porterfield was taken to the Somerset Hospital soon after the incident. Only Light damage to the Porterfield vehicle was reported by state police. State police did not identify Porterfield As the Driver but he was the Only person reported injured in the mishap

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