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South Haven Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - September 19, 1970, South Haven, MichiganOn the inside Ann Landers. Page women. To la a in a cd it a word. Page. Sport. Page. Phone 637-1104 71 get yer no. 113 a a d suit South Haven Michigan / t Tribune fair and warmer fair and warmer tonight and tomorrow. Low tonight 50-57. High tomorrow 82-89. High yesterday 79. Overnight Low 53. Saturday september 19, 1970 10 cents daily asl4e from to get news by Thomas Kahler Nixon ends strike on railroads Washington up a president Nixon heeding a labor department warning that a nationwide Railroad strike was inevitable and imminent has stepped into the dispute to delay any such walkout for at least 60 Days. But Nixon a action did not affect a second Railroad dispute which Atul carries the threat of a strike next week. The president Friday invoked his Powers under the railway labor act to appoint a Board to investigate a wage contract dispute Between four unions and the nations railroads. Negotiations in this Case broke Down earlier this week and the four unions declared a selective strike against three railroads. A Federal court ordered an end to the walkout but it was about 24 hours before service could be restored to Normal on the three lines where an estimated 40,000 rail workers left their jobs despite the court order. The Case which threatens to come to a crisis Point next week involves the 11-year-old Issue of whether firemen Are needed on diesel locomotives in this dispute the president has exhausted his emergency Powers the United transportation Union has Gaid it will feel free to strike any time after sept. 23 if no settlement is reached. The Only course left open to the president would he to ask con Gress to impose a settlement. Under the action Nixon took Friday the emergency Board will have 30 Days to investigate the dispute and report its findings to the president. The Sec aside for negotiations. Housing hubbub the site of the proposed elderly housing project and what the building would look like has been known for a Long time the Tribune s punch listed a map showing the location at least twice and an architects drawing of the building. No objections to where the housing commission planned to put it or to the building itself were Ever raised during that Long hot debate Over whether an elderly project ought to be built but now critics of the site and. Building Are coming out of the Woodwork. Its a Little late for that sort of thing now that the Developer has bought the land for $45,000 and paid Many thousands More for architects plans for a building suited to that site. And yet some tried to use the zoning boards Power to halt the project there makes you wonder where these people were when the real debate was going on. We said no objections had been raised to the site before but we should Point out mayor Lewis while not really objecting did think it would be better Over behind the Post office but he backed off from this when most of the elderly people he talked to said they did no to want to be near the noisy traffic on Broadway. The two zones Doc Decker and Bill Brown who voted against granting the variances the project needed did no to do so because they were against elderly housing they just Felt the Board would be violating its jurisdiction As out lined in the zoning ordinance. If you Ever doubted the need for elderly housing hear the plight of one Man who was evicted from one of the houses being torn Down for the project he had a Nice furnished apartment at a Price he could afford now All he could find was an unfurnished apartment for three times what he was paying before. Housings scarce in South Haven let alone cheap rentals Amu lines we mentioned last week that firemen in Van Buren county wanted no part of running an ambulance service if the sheriffs department gave up the task Well we be got to clarify that some. A fellow in the Covert fire department called and pointed out the voters Down there were in favor of an ambulance service in a recent election and that the fire department would provide it beginning in november or december when it receives its ambulance. A a we based our comment last week on the fact the county firemen a association rejected the ideas but the Govert fireman said his end so Day will then be set department argued life hours against that Resolution and then cast its vote against it. According to information reaching us South Haven fire chief Les Olmstead abstained from voting on the Resolution so we can to really say All the firemen in the county Are against providing ambulance service just most another lady called us and told us about an All Volunteer fire department in Ohio where a relative lives which sponsored an ice Cream social to finance running an ambulance which shows it can he done if you want to do it. People Are still spying if we can afford a Marina and things like that in this City we can certainly afford an ambulance service. As one Perkon put it a a its like insurance you done to need it until you do and then you need All you can rhyme amp reason a couple of weeks ago a woman called us and begged us to keep her songs name out of the paper for a traffic ticket he received we had to Tell her it was our policy to run All accidents reports. She argued that it was no ones business that her son received a ticket we said our reasoning was that it would he better for Pepple to read it in the paper based on facts in the police report than to get just bits and pieces of the Story in the Rumor Mill. She be convinced and Hung up Rajher madly. But then she called the next Day and said i apparently was right after All because people had actually been calling her to find out what her songs ticket was All about even before a Story about it appeared in the paper. To borrow a quip that appeared in a local stores and this week a if people done to know the trouble you be seen you done to live in a Small town wed Point out that its far better for folks to learn what you a done via the newspaper which tries to he accurate than from the grape Vine which never seems to get the whole Story. You a be surprised to know the number of things we pick up on that grape Vine which sound like Good news tips but when we Check them out the facts Are not always like the rumours had it or that there a More to it than that. In a town the size of South Haven where everyone seems to know everyone else or has at least heard of them people want to know just about anything their neighbors Are doing. That a Why we run such things As police stories and court reports that big City papers touch because who a care. We be now started running deed transfers for the Sale of land in South Haven and the township because we got an indication people were interested in this news too. Believe there a usually a Good reason behind most everything we do Hete although that reason May not always be apparent to you. Launching ramp contract tops Short Council Agenda another Short Agenda faces the South Haven City Council when it meets monday night the top item on the Agenda is a request to enter into an agreement with Alpha engineering inc. To design boat launching facilities on the Black River. At its last meeting the Council approved spending $1,500 for the engineering report on t h e $70-$80,000 project. The state will pay the other half of t h e $3,000 report and for 90 per cent of the project. The City would then pay Only $7-18,000 for the boat facilities. The ordinance introduced at the last meeting to prohibit parking on City streets Between 1 and 7 . From oct. 1 to May 1 is scheduled for adoption a state Law now covers this but the City loses Revenue from fines in enforcing it because it does not have its own Law. An ordinance which would Amend in City a garbage Law so the City Isnit required to provide dump Sites for local industries is slated to be introduced the City attorneys review of the Sample ordinance to control outdoor gatherings such As Rock festivals will be presented. The meeting is set for 7 36 . In the Council Chambers. Road work to resume monday monster finder Scotland a shy lo<5h Ness monster May be caught soon photographically at least by this unique infrared camera which is being checked out by award winning filmmaker Peter Suarez. The camera capable of seeing in total darkness with a Range up to More than 100 Yards was taken to the scottish Highlands this week by a team of scientists. Up photo work is expected to resume monday on the. Phoenix Broadway widening project after Union members yesterday approved a new contract to end their 18-Day strike. By a vote of 880 to 242, members of local 324 of the operating engineers Union ratified a three year contract with the Michigan surrender or be shot last warning issued to Arab guerrillas Mal Abdel Nasser a envoy to Jordan. Special earlier the Semi official mid by United press International army troops controlled most of Quick knockout blow against the would announce it immediate the capital. I guerrillas. The commandos said by a the official Cairo radio said fighting spread to Ajlouny and direct communication be Hussein made the pledge of a Zerka 31 and 12 Miles North of tween Jordan and the outside cease fire to it. Gen. Moharem Amman respectively. World remained Cut off but All Sadek. Egyptian president a. Reports indicated mounting in Beirut or. Pierre Bois carnage in the countrywide sier the International red fighting now in its third Day. Cross special representative j said a red Cross plane with the palestinian red Crescent die East news Agency Mena nine doctors and nurses and society equivalent of the red said Sadek notified Nasser of seven tons of medical supplies Cross said hundreds of persons the Kings bid to end the heavy would arrive from Nicosia and were killed thousands wounded and Amman had been turned into an a men Fernoy 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 Resis 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 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 ceasefire. Amman Adio said earlier after fighting which has torn across attempt to land in Amman today. The country for three Days. Several previously announced cease fires Between the two Mena dispatch said that sides have failed some within a president Nasser has received hours. A a message from Gen. Sadek. Jordanian troops used Artille saying that he met King by and tanks against the rifles Hussein this morning and that and mortars wielded by the the King promised a cease fire commandos in a bid to score a a would take effect and the King in Tance movement said 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 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. Talk Hopes dim after Meir Nixon meeting enjoy a delicious Steak Sandwich lunch in warm and Friendly surroundings at Fidelm Sny a Mai Kai. Advertisement sunday morning Brunch 8 . A til noon i red carpet 637-4354 advertisement. 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 secretory of state William p. Rogers at the state depart men 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 a irrespective of the need for arms Israel has no intention of participating in any talks until the situation is rectified a mrs. Meir said. She said the United states was seeking rectification by taking the Issue up with Egypt it and the soviet Union but she offered no Hope that any. Pullback would be forthcoming. On the co it tray she said egyptian violations Are a continuing but she would not go into detail. A on the future of the ceasefire a 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 Appa Antly did not try to persuade airs. Meir to soften her position on peace talks with assurances of future arms supplies and economic assistance. Meanwhile administration officials remained extremely concerned Over the civil War in Jordan and the unknown Fate of a Road builders association and by 622 to 297 approved a contract with the associated underground contractors. The new contract is estimated to be Worth a total of $2.75 an hour per employee in new wages and fringe Boge. Fits Over the life of the pact. The state wide strike of 6,000 Union members began sept. 1 and halted about $500 million Worth if Highway and sewer construction projects throughout Michigan. When the workers went out on strike Broadway was left barely passable supervisors worked during the strike to keep holes filled and the Road open to traffic. The first Job to be undertaken when the workers return monday will be to finish laying six Inch water Ftera fill lines on Broad that work will y ing in the Stree work on the pro now about six weeks behind schedule but with Winter approaching the project is actually about four months behind according to s supervisor on the Job. He said they Only have about two months More to work before Winter sets in but Hopes to have Broadway paved by then. 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. Meeting memo these meetings Are open to the Public and citizens Are invited to attend them monday South Haven City Council 7 30 ., Council Chambers South Haven Hospital Board 8 ., Hospital Board room Fennville Schobl Board 8 ., High school faculty room tuesday Bloomingdale school Board 8 pirn., superintendents office in person comedian Pat Paulsen tonight 8 30 . Holland civic Center advertisement. Re Tacar Day week month aft Russ Hyma Chevrolet phone 637-1167 advertisement

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