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Defiance Crescent News (Newspaper) - July 21, 1973, Defiance, Ohio Cloudy sunday Cloudy Chance of rain the Crescent news Northwestern Ohio s Complete Home newspaper 86th year a no. 17ft. Wayne awaiting All Clear Defiance Ohio saturday july 21, l 78 Price to cents fort Wayne than 3,000 persons were evacuated from their Homes Here Friday evening after a freight train derailed on the City a Western outskirts. Three tank cars exploded and a raging fire threatened two other cars containing potentially poisonous chemicals. No injuries were reported. The All Clear order for people evacuated from the area was not expected until some time today fire officials said. The wreck occurred at the intersection of the Penn Central tracks and Thomas Road about one mile from the intersection of ind. 14 and Getz Road. Two cars carrying fuel erupted in flames As the train derailed and another tank car exploded a few minutes later. Flames shot 200 feet into the air and the explosion was Felt up to to Miles away. Fire authorities said the Home of Hamer b. Mann 814 Lagro drive burned to the ground when the end of a tank car shot into his House following the explosion. Authorities said the explosion was so intense it set off the alarm at Peoples Trust Branch Bank at time Corners. Roads in the Vicinity were blocked off and Wayne township fire chief Paul Fairfield originally ordered 200 persons from their Homes but expanded the evacuation area following the explosion because he feared the fire would reach the two other tank cars containing hazardous Vinyl Chloride. Officials said the substance could give off poisonous fumes. Tit in to world news i Roundup Nixon ends taping a amp David my. Up a president Nixon is discontinuing the secret taping of his phone Calls and office conversations his aides report. Meanwhile the president is preparing a Strong fight to prevent the Senate watergate committee from obtaining tapes already made. White House sources say Nixon plans to inform committee chairman Sam j. Ervin or. . Monday of his a a irrevocable decision not to give the committee the tapes of presidential conversations with watergate figures which the committee wants. If the committee issues a subpoena for the recordings the president will refuse according to aides setting stage for a constitutional test which might have to be settled by the supreme court. Lawyers say no rights new York up a several prominent constitutional lawyers say president Nixon has no constitutional right to withhold tapes from the Senate watergate committee because the tapes could contain evidence about a criminal offence. The lawyers pointed out that Nixon in his May 22 statement on the watergate affair said he would not invoke executive privilege a was to any testimony concerning possible criminal conduct or discussion of possible criminal conduct in matters relating to the watergate investigation. Too much claims pm Detroit up a Ford motor labor affairs director Friday said wages and fringe benefits sought by the United Auto workers if the company agreed to them ally would put a contract settlement Well above phase in guidelines. A we had Hopes the Union would make fewer demands because of the economic circumstances in the nation today a said Sidney l. Mckenna. A we can to agree to All of them and stay within the Ken Bannon the Law vice president heading the unions bargaining team dismissed the remark As part of the usual give and take of bargaining. Dollar gains slightly London up a the Dollar ended the business week on a mild upswing but it still floundered in Frankfurt London and Zurich three of Europe a biggest Money centers. Bankers reported a a considerable confusion in the Money Market but said this is unusual in pre weekend buying and Selling. Senate votes limit Washington up a the Senate has voted to limit to 30 Days the presidents authority to wage foreign wars without congressional consent. Meanwhile the Senate armed services committee probed further into the Nixon administrations concealment of bombing raids in Cambodia in 1969 and 1970 from the american Public and from most members of Congress. Storms threaten blast Papeete Tahiti up a storm warnings near its South Pacific nuclear testing site today threatened to Force France to put off for perhaps 48 hours the first explosion of its 1973 test series. In Wellington a new zealand defense ministry spokesman said that Clouds and High winds could Force postponement for another two Days. Russian wheat Deal charges abound Washington up the agriculture department was Given Advance knowledge of last Summers $1 billion soviet wheat Deal officials of the nations top Grain corporations told a Senate subcommittee Friday. Agriculture Secretary Earl l. Butz told a House subcommittee last september that the massive Grain Sale to the russians a caught everyone by surprised and that a a nobody in his department knew of the size or scope of the giant wheat Deal. But Bernard Steinweg senior vice president of Continental Grain co., the worlds largest Grain dealer testified that he told a top agriculture official july 3, 1972 that his firm was prepared to sell More than 4 hijackers treating to Kui a Beirut up five airline hijackers who forced the Crew of a Japan air lines Jal jumbo Jet to Fly them from the Netherlands to the persian Gulf threatened today to blow up the plane and its passengers if police tried to disarm them. A Dubai spokesman said the hijackers refused to let the passengers leave. A your police surround the aircraft a said a police spokesman in the persian Gulf sheikh Dom of Dubai where the Boeing 747 landed. A a the authorities Are negotiating with the they did not say what the negotiations were about and the goals of the five hijackers were still not Clear. On Board officials in Dubai said were about 135 persons. In Tokyo the airline said the plane carried 144 persons two germans one Swiss one dutchman and 119 japanese plus the 22-Man japanese Crew. Officials in Dubai said a woman identified As one of the hijackers died in an explosion on Board that also wounded a Crew member. The hijackers let police remove the woman a body but refused to allow anyone else off the plane. The dead woman when a hand grenade tied to Page to column 2, please million tons of wheat to the soviets and that further sales were expected. Affidavits from three other major Grain firms which also participated in the Sale stated that they told agriculture officials the russians were seeking to buy a a Large quantities of american Grain. Sen. Henry m. Jackson d-wash., chairman of the permanent investigating subcommittee which has been probing the Deal said it was a an outrage. That four Lima escapees caught Lima Ohio up a four sex offenders who escaped from the state Hospital for the criminally insane were recaptured about four hours after they escaped Early today the Allen county sheriffs office said. A they were just picked up at a House a an Allen county sheriffs dispatcher said at 9 43 . The prisoners escaped at about 6 . By removing bars in a restroom and climbing a Fence surrounding the institution. The escapees worked in the Kitchen and it was first thought they could have been armed with knives but a knife count was made and All were Washington up House and Senate negotiators have broken a lengthy stalemate and approved a $19 billion three year Federal Aid Highway Bill which would for the first time Grant Urban areas permission to use Trust fund Money for mass transit instead of highways. The conferees reported out the Compromise Bill Friday after More than two months of meetings. The major Roadblock Between the conferees was use of the Highway Trust fund for subways and express bus systems in traffic clogged Urban areas. The fund is supported by Gas tire and Highway user taxes and was established 16 years ago to build the now nearly Complete interstate Highway system. The agreement if sustained As expected by both houses and signed by president Nixon would allow cities to spend their share of the fund on mass transit beginning july i 1975. Rep. Jim Wright d-tex., the conference chairman and sen. Joyd Bentsen d-tex., head of the Senate conferees hailed the agreement As a a significant Wright called it a a Good Basic Page to column 5, please accounted for authorities said. The escapees were identified As Willie Hightower 20, Cleveland Roland panned 24, Cleveland Jervis Erie Smith 20, Columbus and Robert biddings 20, Akron. The men were part of a 19 Man work detail assigned to Page to column 8, please while fridays rain sent most people scurrying for the cover of doorways or umbrellas it brought fearless Christopher Shinabery two and a half year old son of or. And mrs. Terry Shinabery of it. 8, Defiance out into a Pool of standing water on Nicholas Street in the late afternoon. The result was a Good Deal of wet fun for Chris and a Beautiful reflection for today a front Page. For More photos of the youngsters watery antics see Page 5. Crescent news photo. Strachan testimony implicates Haldeman agriculture was telling the american Public it knew nothing about this Jackson charged agriculture with a bureaucratic negligence a deception and mismanagement throughout the entire Deal which he said resulted in cheating the Farmer who sold Early at lower prices and driving up food prices for the consumer. Jackson said the evidence showed that agriculture kept information on the failure of the russian wheat crop a secret while in fact issuing misleading reports on overseas conditions and an anticipated Steinweg testified that at a Page to column i please Price boost reports Spur heavy buying most supermarkets have not yet posted the Price boosts allowed under the phase four economic program but shoppers thinking ahead to higher costs Are buying up whole cases of food in some cities according to a United press International Survey. A it was a Little busier than a Normal Friday probably due to people trying to beat possible Price rises a said David bar Ranti manager of the Arguello supermarket in san Francisco. A a we be had a lot of people buying full cases of merchandise a said Don Lyons manager of the food City store in Winston Salem . He said 48-can cases of tuna fish and 24-can cases of vegetables have been Selling Well. In Raleigh ., some shoppers were filling up oversized baskets and one Man bought $200 Worth of meat. Phase four allows increases in the Cost of producing food to be passed along immediately to the consumer on All products except beef. The health Industry was also allowed to raise prices. Other sectors of the Economy have to wait until aug. 12. While the Price of Many retail foods remained unchanged perhaps because grocers have not been Able to publish and Page to column 7, please Washington up Sandy haired Gordon Strachan another of those clean Cut youths in politics says his watergate role was Only that of a messenger. But one of the messages he delivered to his White House Boss . Haldeman. Carried explosive implications. It came from key Biscayne fla., where Jeb Stuart Magruder a Young Man running the Nixon re election committee until John n. Mitchell could hike Over said Mitchell had approved a a sophisticated political intelligence gathering presumably that included watergate. Magruder had just returned from a meeting with Mitchell in key Biscayne fla., March 30, 1972. If Haldeman was told about watergate two months before the initial wiretap break in did he Tell president Nixon that becomes the crucial question monday when Strachan undergoes his first Public questioning by the Senate watergate committee. He has been granted Inui Unity so what he says cannot by used against him in any future trials. Strachan pronounced a Straw no got no further than Reading his 15-Page opening tut a nut it he tin a inclusion of fridays hearing. By monday the committee Hopes to have president Nixon a response to its request for the secret White House Telephone and office tape recordings which would disclose exactly what Haldeman and others told him about watergate. Haldeman Nixon a chief in Quot staff and his no. I aide until he resigned april i with Nixon a Praise was one of the few officials who knew that everything said to Nixon in his Oval and hideaway offices was automatically taped. Haldeman Page to column 6, please the defense department May revive the world War ii slogan a is this trip necessary a the department the nations largest single user of Petroleum set a goal Friday of reducing its gasoline consumption by 14 per cent. Deputy defense Secretary William p. Clements said the military forces already have plans to meet the 7 per cent Cut called for by president Nixon. Plans Are to use 8.1 billion Gallons of gasoline in the current fiscal year compared with 8.7 Gallons in the year that ended june 30. A notwithstanding the projected reductions in Petroleum consumption. Every Effort will be made to attain an additional 7 per cent reduction in total defense Energy consumption a Clements said. If that Effort succeeds military consumption would to Cut to 7.5 billion Gallons in the next 12 months. Die military reductions Are being carried out by flying aircraft and sailing ships at slower speeds and when possible cutting out unnecessary trips by ships aircraft and wheeled vehicles

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