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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - August 29, 1973, Florence, South CarolinaGood morning it s wednesday August our both year 241 swedish police flush gunmen from vault with Gas Stockholm api stormed into he vault of a downtown Bank behind Clouds of tear Gas tuesday night and within minutes apprehended two gunmen who four Bank employees hostage for six Days. We give up. We give up. Stop one of the gunmen yelled Al a policeman. When i he two gunmen had been led out in Handcuffs police superintendent Sven therander look off his Gas mask and told newsmen no one injured. No one the freed hostages three women and a Man were wheeled out in stretchers and whisked away in wailing ambulances. Their conditions were described As Good under the their captors were taken to a Hospital for treatment of tear Gas of the Complex assault on he vault took Only Aboul five min utes. Police said inc two gun men agreed to surrender to monks Afler they began to smell the Gas being poured through holes drilled in the vault s roof. They quickly pulled away the Large filing Cabinet with which they had barricaded the. Door and surrendered with hardly another one policeman said. The Marathon siege began on thursday when n gunman identified by police As Jan Erik Olsson. 32. Attempted to Rob the main office of the ave Witban Ken. But was by lice. Olsson held off the police wounding one gun fire and grabbed the Lour hostages. A round of negotiations Fol Lowed during which police agreed to n demand that Cark Olofsson. A 26-year-old life Ter Mer for murder be freed from prison and allowed to join Olsson in the Bank. Hansom of sffio.000 was delivered. On saturday police got into the Bank and slammed the vault door shut Locking the iwo gunmen and hostages inside. Al he same time they considered pouring sleeping Gas into tic vault but abandoned that scheme when Olsson told Ihm he had lied the hostages in such a Way so hey would strangle themselves if a felled by the Gas. Then Early tuesday a secret strategy described As operation Swiss cheese began to unfold. Police drilled a series of holes through the ceiling of the vault and placed sharpshooters at each of the Doles. During he process a shot see gunmen. Severe mexican quake leaves hundreds dead Jan Erik Olsson led from vault by police with Gas masks we give up. We give up. Stop gassing gunman cried Granny is not a Pusher Philadelphia rap a 30-year-old widow who said she is Friendly to neighbourhood Chil Dren and drug users was acquitted tuesday on charges of peddling heroin. Frances Kelly tried with jul a jury. Was described by com Mon pleas judge Donald Weiss As inc liveliest i be Ever he left the Bench and helped Kelly from the stand after she testified denying she Ever sold drugs to anyone. Patrolman Lucr Cliel Vandiver said he arrested the widow june h near her Home after she tried in run away allegedly dropping Ihrcke packets of a while powder concealed inside he is not telling Hie mrs. Kelly told the judge. I dropped nothing because i had. Milling in my hands to she added she in t Spry enough to run from police nor is she Able o attempt to climb Over a Fence As Vanriiper Testi fied. Asked by the judge if she knew Why she was in court. Mrs. Kelly said they Tell me i was a drug Weiss went on what is a drug Pusher i be Askell everybody and i m still wailing for the an mrs. Kelly said she had a goo i relationship with children in the old Northeast Phila Delphia neighbourhood known As Bishtown. Aslo drug users she said she befriended them gave them food. Mostly they like ice she added. Big Grain companies oppose farm co Ops Grain companies Are criticizing efforts by cooperatives to negotiate Price supports for farm ers. Page so. The defense decides to Call Only one witness in the Gaines Ville eight conspiracy trial. Page in. Novelist Alexander Solzhenitsyn says the Kremlin won t return to the 1930 a Type repression. Page 6b. Index comics deaths doctor editorials markets sports state area women 5c 2a 8c 4a 6c 1b 1c 6a weather partly Cloudy and hot today and tomorrow. Highs in the Low 90s, lows near 70. Details Page 3-a. 5 Mexico City Al l a or Dawn earthquake lipped through Mexico s midsection tuesday devastating villages and towns in the country s worst disaster in Modem his tory. Nearly Sim persons were reported dead and More iban 1.000 were injured. Most of the persons reported dead in Orizaba a Beer brewing Center in Veracruz slain. Were in a five Story building nil hard by the quake. Cracks 100 Yards wide sur rounded a string of Deva sealed Small towns in much of the stricken area across the Stales of Purchla Veracruz and Oaxaca. The three Stales form a Belt across Central Mexico Snulli of the capital. President i in s sch even Ria or dered immediate full scale Aid for the area. The army and Iilah or Rescue organizations sent in food temporary shelters medi Cal supplies and clothing. Public appeals were issued for Blond donors. Ii was before Dawn when the earthquake began and then i thought i was going to the end of the Santiago Martinez. 07. Of Tehuacana. About Ico Miles East of Mexico City. Me said his son had been killed in the quake. The earthquake. The strongest in Mexico in decades measured variously 5.5 and fi.5 on inc Rich tar scale. The quake added thousands to the list of homeless in Central and Eastern Mexico. Hie area was just recovering from the effects of Hurricane Drynda and a month of torrential Rains that killed 70 persons and left hundreds without Sheller. Authorities said Ali us 400 persons were feared dead in Puebla stale where huge cracks could he seen from the air and another 90 in Veracruz slalom. Communications were Cut Olf with Many communities and the death loll was expected to Rise As new reports filtered into the larger cities. Clusters of people could seen standing around wrecked Homes in Iii dad Gordnn. A town about 120 mile s cast of Mexico City that was reported virtually destroyed. From the air Church steeples could lie seen toppled in pries of debris in communities across Puebla stale which has been ruled for its Many Ifill and 1711 Century churches. No damage was reported in Mexico City although buildings swayed briefly when the quake hit. I lunar cd of tourists in their ran into the streets when their Hole rooms began in irn Mhlor. Many survivors in Puebla stale Lold newsmen the first indication of inc quake was a huge Cloud of dust seen pig Cha Church at Puebla severely damaged by earthquake great cracks in the Earth were visible from the air watergate trial judge to Rule on tapes today Washington Lal t the watergate trial judge plans to r u i r wednesday afternoon whether president Nixon Nusl turn Over controversial tape recordings court officials sail tuesday. The ruling by chief District court judge John .1. Sirica would be the first step toward the possible supreme court decision the presi Dent has pledged to obey on the tapes dispute. The decision in the landmark Case will simply to filed Wilh the clerk of if court unaccompanied by ceremony court officials said. Sirica heard Oral arguments last week on whether the White House Musl give inc watergate special prosecutor recordings of certain conversations that look place Iwlew can Nixon and aides in the pc Sirlene s office. Whichever Way Sirica decides. The . Circuit court of appeals for Iho District of co Lumbia will be asked by the los ing Side to overturn the Deci Sion. The circuit court decision will in turn be taken to the supreme court. The Case could reach inc justices in Early october an order to produce inc last recordings could be blocked pending a final decision by the High court. Sirica if he rules in favor of inc watergate special prosecutor whose subpoena prompted the Legal Bailie could Block inc of Eccl of his own Deci Sion pending circuit court action. The circuit court could do inc same with Sirica s decision As Well As its own. If the lower courts refused to slay a decision Adverse to the president. White House lawyers could ask chief Justice Warren k. Burger supervising Justice for the circuit of the District of Colum Bia to Block its of Eccl. The Power of a supreme court Justice to put an Issue on ice until the court acts Lias Viv idly demonstrated earlier his month in another controversy involving presidential Power. Thai Lime the question was the Power to bomb Cambodia. Justice Thurgood Marshall blocked a District court order that hailed the bombing Pend ing action by die High court. Thus even Hough a hearing was scheduled before a circuit court. Inc circuit judges could have not have enforced their own decision had they agreed with the District court. Ford spokesman. Auto makers want More washington1 api the country s four major aul Omak ers said tuesday hey will probably ask for another Price increase soon for heir 1974 Model aulos. On top of the in crease being considered now by the government. Sec car prices Page 5a Cambodia envoy resigns san . Calif. Aim . Ambassador to Cambodia. Emory a. Swank has resigned his Post. Swank has served As a key link to the government of i on nol. Now facing Strong Asur gent pressure Afler the aug. 15 Hall of l a. Bombing in Cam Bodia. In Washington it was Learned Thiol Swank a career foreign service officer would be As signed to the com Manor in chief of the . Atlantic Fleet stationed in Norfolk. Warren was asked whether Secretary of stale designate Henry a. Kissinger had been consulted Aboul Swank s return. He replied he was certain that or. Kissinger would have been involved in july meat output matches last year s Washington a the agriculture department said tuesday Hal meal production in july matched output a year earlier but experts added that recent to a Sharp decline for August. Even so. One official said there Are some indications Hal the slump in beef Supply for is per Maricl counters May be Aboul Over. There seems to be a mule buildup under the official said asking not to be identified. Earlier this month we had verified that 70 packing houses were closed. By Early ii week we estimated that fewer than 50 were still the adminis Lvalion s Price lid for All food except beef was re moved on july is. The a citric Lions on beef will be lifted sept. 12. In tuesday s report production of All red meat in july was Pul Al 2.651 billion pounds Down 5 per cent from june Bill Aboul. The same As a year earlier. Bobbies Check letters London of police forces throughout Britain were checking Aboul envelopes reported by office workers As suspected idler bombs possibly mailed by Irish extremists. The number of suspicious packages under painstaking scrutiny was disclosed tuesday night by sources Al Scotland Yard which warned the nation beware of bombs in the next few londoners were particularly Jill cry and flooded police with alarm Calls about suspect idlers and packages. No explosives were found. The House of commons lower House of the British parliament was sealed off after a suspected cigarette pack bomb similar to fire bombs planted last week were found in a lobby. The bomb turned out to be just a discarded Emp n Belfast Northern Ireland prime minister Edward health of Britain was booed by placard carrying proc Slang women As he arrived for a two Day pure air plans sharply criticized Washington Al l the environmental Protection Agency found itself standing alone tuesday As Industry and environmental groups criticized the Agency s plans for protecting pure air. The iwo groups also spoke against each other s proposals for protecting . The disputes came during a Ihrck Day hearing Promp cd by a court decision requiring the Agency to keep clean air from becoming dirtier. The Agency has proposed four alternative ways of deciding How much additional air pollution could be permitted before it becomes they ranged from a nationwide uni form set of specific limitations to a plan permitting each state to set ils own standards. Environmental groups Gener ally urged thai Kpa s toughest proposals he Marie even Lough or. At the finish line the american boat St. Francis v leads the australian pacemaker to the finish line by one minute in the second of the Best of seven australian american series on san fran Cisco Bay. A

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