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Dixon Evening Telegraph (Newspaper) - September 19, 1970, Dixon, Illinois Peace talk resumption looks dim Washington up prospects for resumption of the Mideast peace talks under in mediator Gunnar v. Jarring appeared dim today following meetings Between israeli prime minister Golda Meir and the highest officials of the Nixon administration. There did. However seem to be a realistic possibility that the 90-Day cease fire in the Middle East which began aug. 7 might be prolonged into the fall and Winter. These possibilities emerged Friday in a press conference held by mrs. Meir after she met president Nixon at the White House and talked to Secretary of state William p Rogers at the state department. The prime minister made it Clear Israel would not return to the new York in talks until Egypt pulled Back the missiles which have been reportedly moved into the standstill zone along the Suez canal in violation of the cease fire arrangements. Mrs. Meir said no amount of arms shipments from the United states could persuade Israel to Overlook the reported violations. Nixon not pressing a irrespective of the need for arms. Israel has no intention of participating in any talks until the situation is mrs. Meir said. She said the United states was seeking rectification by taking the Issue up with Egypt and the soviet Union but she offered no Hope that any pullback would be forthcoming. On the contrary she said egyptian violations Are a continuing but she would not go into detail. A on the future of the ceasefire Quot she said noting that israeli soldiers were not being killed a if Egypt Falls in love with the cease fire then peace will be no president Nixon apparently did not try to persuade mrs. Meir to soften her position on peace talks with assurances of future arms supplies and economic assistance. Jordanian concern meanwhile administration officials remained extremely concerned Over the civil War in Jordan and the unknown Fate of the airline passengers who continue to be held hostage. The defense department disclosed that the 6th Fleet in the Eastern Mediterranean was being augmented by several ships including the helicopter Carrier Guam. The state department indicated the ship movements were connected with the possible evacuation of americans from Jordan. But department spokesman Robert j Mccloskey studiously left open the possibility that the United states might intervene directly on the Side of King Hussein. Officials however went to pains to say the United states was not actively preparing an intervention. Dixon evening Telegraph serving the heart of the Rock River Valley for More than a Century City dial 284-2222 120th Yaar number 221 Dixon evening Telegraph saturday september 19, 1970 12 pages Price ten cents Jim dashes wednesdays pronouncement by the Dixon school Board that it intended to go to the people for some guidance As to what direction the educational system is to take in future years is a Welcome decision. It has not been an off the cuff hastily made action. School Board members since the last defeat of a referendum in Dixon have been struggling mightily to make do with what they have and try As they have it has not been enough. Crucial problems of class size and space requirements have been plaguing the Board for years. Class size with the exception of isolated cases such As were the subject of some quiet prodding by grand Detour and Madison parents wednesday night has pretty Well rectified itself with numbers of student per class in perhaps the Best shape Ever. It is with the multitudinous problem of space that the Board has been wrestling lately. All of the Dixon elementary schools Are crowded a particularly Madison Jefferson and grand Detour. The High school fairly bulges. Stop measures of portable classrooms has brought temporary and it is that temporary Relief. But it is evident something has to give. Kindergarten enrolments Are about the same year after year and space problems Are not Likely to vanish particularly if the area continues to grow population Wise and if we continue to provide a Well balanced program for the students. So the Board in a brainstorming session that lasted two Days and covered nearly 19 hours of continuous decision making has detailed a six Point plan to do something about the space problems in the District. In their first action the Board indicated that a study was underway to determine existing boundaries of All schools within the District. Suggestions will be made to change some of the boundaries to eliminate overcrowding and to conform with present and future growth patterns. Any Boundary changing aft Coni Fyie. Traditionally has been met with resistance but is one Way to even up the Load Between the various schools so that the student will get the maximum Benefit from his educational experience. Three Board members Stan Smith Darreld Sunmark and Dick Mccarthy were detailed to work with the school District architect to evaluate various building and educational concepts. From this group will probably come number of ideas for restructuring and rebuilding the educational system. But the last item of action by the Board is perhaps the most important determine Community desires regarding the educational program for the future. Any rebuilding or new building program will eliminate the space problem As it now exists but they will Cost Money. The Board realizes this and maybe thinks this is the Best solution to the problem. But the voters have twice told them that they want no part of increased taxes. The difference is that there Are alternatives. When it has concluded its investigative research the Board intends if this writer interprets their actions rightly to go to the people with a number of different programs then it will be up to you to decide. The alternatives to higher taxes As a result of building or remodelling lie in either year around school systems a Quarter system split sessions a Middle school concept modular scheduling or the like. We have come to the Crossroads no longer is the Board willing to senselessly spend the taxpayers Good tax dollars with no apparent solution in sight. It will soon be up to you to decide. This writer would urge a great Deal of thought on the various alternatives our children in school now and in the future will either Benefit from an educational system that will provide them with the tools necessary for Success or will derive a mediocre education from a complacent system. . Phone Bills Here go up Chicago apr Central Telephone co. Of Illinois has been granted a rate increase averaging 13 per cent that will become effective on the next Billing Date. The company serve about 150, 000 customers in Central and Northern Illinois including Park Ridge and Des Plaines in the Chicago area and Pekin Savanna and Dixon areas downstate. The company originally had sought an increase of 13.8 per cent to produce an additional $3.7 million a year in revenues. Under the new schedule an 1 Dukes twist i pretzels j Page 6 bounced Friday rates for one party extended residential service in Park Ridge and Des Plaines will Rise to $9.25 from $7.25a month. One party extended business service will be boosted to $19 from $15.50 a month. The new rates i downstate communities will be somewhat lower than in the Chicago area and will vary among exchanges a company spokesman said. In the Dixon area the one party residential rate will Rise from $5 to $5.85. The area includes grand Detour Harmon Nelson and Nachusa. The one party business rate will increase from $8.25 to $9.90. In the Savanna area including mount Carroll and Thomson the residential rate will climb to $5.80 from $4.75 and the business rate to $9.95 from $7.85. Rates in communities served by the Pekin Exchange which now Range from $3.50 to $5.55 for residential service and from $5.25 to $9.25 for business service will Rise to $4.55 to $6.60 and $7 to $11.10 respectively. These communities include Pekin North Pekin. South Pekin Havana Topeka Green Valley Lacon Forest City and Manito. Guerrillas get ultimatum Turkey by United press International jordanian military governor marshal Habes Almajali today gave palestinian guerrillas battling army troops in his country a two and one half hour ultimatum to surrender or be shot Amman radio said. The radio broadcast a statement by maj Ali at 1 30 . Which said a this is the last warning to the broadcast came after Cairo radio reported King Hussein of Jordan had prom ised the egyptian government he would announce an immediate cease fire in the civil War. It was not immediately Clear whether the ultimatum actually was a cease fire. Amman radio said earlier army troops controlled most of the capital. The official Cairo radio said Hussein made the pledge of a cease fire to it. Gen. Moharem Sadek egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser a special news in Brief by United press International a Blanket of warm late summer weather moved across much of the nation today and was expected to continue through tonight. Cooler weather prevailed Over portions of the Northeast and scattered thundershowers loomed across parts of the South. The . Weather Bureau said nearly two inches of rain fell at Blytheville ark., today in six hours and an Inch and a Quarter fell at Savannah ga., in 38 minutes Friday night. A storm at Avon Ohio 9 Miles West of the Cleveland Airport developed High winds Friday breaking windows in several houses damaging a greenhouse and lifting the roof off a barn. A television transmitter Tower was toppled in a heavy thunderstorm at Weston w. A. Funnel Clouds were sighted eight Miles Southeast of Corpus Christi tex., and 12 Miles East of Punta Gorda Fla. Detroit up striking Auto workers have begun stretching their last full general motors corp. Paycheck through the walkout that has shut Down pm plants in the United states and Canada and triggered layoffs in related industries. Strikers collected paychecks Friday for the previous week. According to the company a second Quarter statement pay averaged $196 before tax deductions including overtime and shift differentials. Next weeks final Check will include Only pay for last monday since the strike by 355,000 United Auto workers members began at Midnight pm Laid off another 9,321 workers Friday at plants that were not struck because they supplied other Auto makers bringing to 21,219 the total workers Laid off in non struck plants since the strike began. By United press International doubts persisted regarding the safety and whereabouts of 54 persons shanghaied from three hijacked jetliners by palestinian guerrillas while the Swiss government awaited a reply today on a bid to Transfer the hostages from a Jordan wrenched by civil War to another Arab country. The Swiss proposal Friday included the Exchange of the hostages Many of them unwittingly caught up in world events for nearly two weeks new York apr scientists reported today promising experimental work on a new birth control agent which would be used Only once a month when the woman believes she is pregnant. The research was described As very preliminary. New York apr Rock musicians across the nation mourned the death of guitarist Jimi Hendrix. The musician died Friday in London. Detroit a general motors corp. Today called in labor relations chiefs from its various division As both it and the United Auto workers stalemated in National bargaining a sought to get local level negotiations moving. Washington a with american forces in the Mediterranean bolstered president Nixon kept continuous watch today on the crisis in embattled Jordan with american lives and the survival of King Hussein a government his primary concern. Washington apr one of the nations most outspoken nutritional critics calling the United states a a nation of nutritional illiterates a has asked the Federal government to set up National nourishment standards. Envoy to Jordan. Earlier the Semi official Middle East news Agency Mena said Sadek notified Nasser of the Kings bid to end the heavy fighting which has torn across the country for three Days. Several previously announced cease fires Between the two sides have failed some within hours. Jordanian troops used artillery and tanks against the rifles and mortars wielded by the commandos in a bid to score a Quick knockout blow against the guerrillas. The commandos said fighting spread to Ajlouny and Zerka. 31 and 12 Miles North of Amman respectively. In Beirut or. Pierre Bois sier the International red Cross special representative said a red Cross plane with nine doctors and nurses and seven tons of medical supplies would arrive from Nicosia and attempt to land in Amman today. The Mena dispatch said that a president Nasser has received a message from Gen. Sades. Saying that he met King Hussein this morning and that the King promised a cease fire would take effect and the King would announce it immediately direct communication Between Jordan and the outside world remained Cut off but All reports indicated mounting carnage in the country wide fighting now in its third Day the palestinian red Crescent society equivalent of the red Cross said hundreds of persons were killed thousands wounded and Amman had been turned into an a a inferno by army units firing phosphorous shells. It called on the Arab red Crescent and International red Cross for medical supplies. Syria was reported moving armaments into Jordan to help the guerrillas. Yasser Arafat Leader of the Palestine resistance movement said in a broadcast Over Damascus radio a Victory is he urged his men to keep fighting and said a we Are proud of your at Dawn today the Damascus based guerrilla radio said Large numbers of jordanian army tanks launched an offensive on the Jebel Al Hussein area of Amman. It said the guerrillas knocked out four army tanks and a the fighting was still going the radio also broadcast an Appeal to a honest officers noncommissioned officers and soldiers of the jordanian army to revolt or defect to the guerrillas. If the fighting continues for any length of time this could become a problem. About 60 per cent of the 58,000-Man army is made up of nomadic bedouins fiercely Loyal to King Hussein but 35 per cent of the army Are palestinians. Most of the officers Are bedouin. In Ciurlik x Adana where the turmoil is this map shows the various elements caught up in the current Middle East fighting. Civil War is occurring in Jordan in and around Amman. Dawson a Field is where hostages captured by palestinian guerrillas Are being held. B52s drop half million pounds of explosives on communist troops Saigon up High flying b52 bombers dumped More than a half million pounds of explosives on communist troops besieging fire base of Reilly in South Vietnam a Northwest Corner military spokesmen said today. They said two Waves of the eight engined jets flew so High they could not be heard by the North vietnamese regulars surrounding the base and dropped at least 270 tons of 500-and 750-Pound bombs Over the Jungles within four a and a half Miles of of Reilly a barbed wire perimeter Friday night and Early today. But Only four fi00 super Sabre and f4 phantom jets were flown near the base in the 24-hour period ending at 6 . Today the spokesmen reported. An element of the South vietnamese 1st infantry division operating about 64 Miles Southeast of of Reilly took about 100 rounds of 82mm mortar fire Friday morning but no casualties were reported. In Cambodia several battalions of fresh troops broke through Friday to a beleaguered 4,000-Man task Force trapped Lor five Days 49 Miles North of phenom penh when communist units blew up four Bridges behind it. In South Vietnam a southernmost Xuyen province government 21st infantry division troops completed a 17-Day Campaign Friday during which they killed 198 communist troops took in 109 deserters and captured two Crew served and 35 individual weapons spokesmen said. South vietnamese casualties were five dead and 23 wounded they said. Sixteen Miles Southwest of the of Reilly artillery base helicopter borne american paratroopers killed 18 communist soldiers in the pre Dawn hours today. Fire base of Reilly is 390 Miles North of Saigon in the mountainous Jungles about 35 Miles South of the demilitarized zone separating North and South Vietnam. It has been under siege by communist troops for about two months. Spokesmen also said today in a delayed report that communist gunners thursday shot Down an army helicopter on the upper coast 15 Miles Northwest of Danang but the two pilots of the ah1 cobra gunship were rescued unhurt. In the week since last Friday communist ground fire has downed at least 24 american helicopters and two Jet fighter Bornberg. In phenom penh two North vietnamese defectors said today they had been sent to Cambodia primarily to defend North vietnamese bases along the Border with South Vietnam. The two both 25-year-old lieutenants appeared at a press conference Given by the cambo Dian army High command. They wore identified As it. Vul Hong son a sabotage expert trained in communist China and it. Tung Lam a logistics officer. Son said he was sent to Cambodia a to wage War in such a Way As to protect the base areas on the Border and secondly because winning the War in Cambodia gives the Viet Cong and North vietnamese inside South Vietnam free Access to manpower and deliveries conflict Dinton Bassett England up pos mistress Kathleen Coles apologized to Dunton Bassett residents thursday for a delay in their mail delivery. Mrs. Coles was tied up in a personal special delivery she gave birth to a daughter in an ambulance in route to a Hospital air hijackings up up and away 69 Jet hijacked to Havana no recent plane hijackings Are not a recent development. Federal aviation administration air piracy records go Back 40 years almost to the beginning of commercial aviation. But the current increase is alarmingly Steep. With the four Mideast seizures the 1970 total development reached 43. In addition to the United states 31 countries including Egypt the soviet us Nion and Cuba have had planes seized Over the years. Miami a a gun toting Hijacker who wanted to go to Cairo settled for Cuba instead saturday and took an Allegheny airlines Jet and its eight crewmen to Havana the Young Hijacker believed to be armed with pistol gasoline and dynamite was aboard the Boeing 727 on a flight from Pittsburgh to Boston and took Over just before the plane made a scheduled Stop at Philadelphia International Airport Federal aviation administration officials said he allowed 90 passengers to leave but kept aboard three flight crewmen three Stewar Desses and two men believed to be a a inspectors or airlines personnel the a a said the plane sat on a runway for an hour while it was being refuelled John Balderama one of the passengers released by the gunman said the Hijacker described As a tall thin Young negro a grabbed one of the stewardesses by the neck and took her to the front of the planet just before it landed at Philadelphia. Passengers said the Hijacker then told another stewardess to bring him a Small canvass bag stowed under his seat. A passenger who helped the stewardess get the bag said it held a butane Container with a White plastic bottle taped to it the Hijacker set the bag in front of him and announced a a in be got something Here to blow up the whole plan aft Baker said a st Ardess slipped one of his men a note requesting a gun he said a policeman a 38 Caliper service revolver was passed up to the stewardess through an emergency exit door. A it was my understanding she was requesting it for the Crew not the Hijacker a Baker said. A ordinarily i do this but she looked like a pretty competent girl a he said. See it inside editorials Page 2 local news Page 3 society news Page 4 sports Page 5 to guide Page 7 comics Page 9

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