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million tons' annually, he said,' their demands for six freed Inside the Mail Today Eirlitr flgt for driver's KCWIM propo«»d. Back Ptge . Church workers move toward unionization: Pag* 3. "Carter' now considers quotas on imported steel: ' Obituaries....!-... 21 Opinion Page....:...' 4 School pages ........ 12-13 Sports :'....: 16-ia Stock Page...... ,. n The commandeered plane bad. been moving toward a possible lake off position, but a convoy of automobiles and fire engines Mocked the .runway. - The hijackers r e f u s e d .Woman with four shoplifting shoplifting convictions gels 1S months: Citjr Pag* Action Lin*/......-....; Amusements ; Church News...... Comict . Ftmjly S«tion Lig«l Noticn . Rhodesian prime minister visits black-ruled state muggings, rapes and other '1 cannot give you more than violent crimes if a bill passed K minutes time," a hijacker at by (he House wins the support ·one point told Bangladesh °' lne Senate and President negotiators by radio (rom Ihe Carter, jetliner. But lliat deadline pass- The bill, voted by lhe House 192 lo \rS Friday, is similar lo legislation approved in two previous Senate scsions that would pay up (o K per cent of the cost of state programs from (lie federal treasury. Twenty slates, which account ed without reported incident. Hawaiian Island homes p Prime Minister reporls of the Smith-Kaunda compensate victims. More ,, , 1 ^. S f felly felly in metti " g ' ' ' s 'a'es are expected lo enact black-rued Zambia last Sunday It was Ihe first officially such program? if the MM with President Kenneth Kaunda acknowledged visit by Smith to becomes law to discuss the latest U.S.- one of the five black-ruled House conservatives succwd- Bntish plan to bring back- soalhwn African states that ?h^ · y iiJ?? r i, ninel11 i\ bce ' 1 P rovidm S Rhodesia, Ihe Salisbury govern- and shelter for Hack Rhodes'ian'. ment.anwunced today. · guerrillas to Iheir war to oust The -government statement ed in paring down -the maximum maximum compensation for a vic- '. lira from $50,000 to $25 000 ard . Ihe federal share of eacfi state's effort from 50 per cent to 25 per By BON STATON Associated Press Writer KALAPAiVA, Hawaii (API A A river of reil hul lava iroin Kilauca volcano inci;ed toward this evacua(cd coastal village, and threatened to destroy a Catholic church and 18 of the community's 50 homes. Dr. Jack Lockwood. a scientist scientist at lhe Hawaiian Volcano Observatory at (he scene, said (he i.OOO-fool-wjde, six-incb- deep stream of lava was' expelled expelled to k'gin passing tlirougli the village and into the sea sometime today. . Scientists said lhe historic Star of Hie Sea Catholic Cliurch and Ihe homes in (be lava's path wore doomed, but it appeared (lit village's oilier buildings wouW be spared Some Some residents who relurnt-d briefly' Friday lo fctd their animals, and water Iheir trees got a close-up view of ttie stream. "The grttn trees literally are exploding." said one resident watching from (be second-story pnrch of nis home as Ihe flow moved down the forested hiljs. Scientists orignially expected the lava lo reach Kalapana Friday Friday afterwon, but ils fkiw \vas slowed hy a series of gullii-s, county Civil Defense officials said. Nine miles away, high on Ihe slopes of Kilau'ca volcano, sheets of molten lava continued lo spoil! up to 200 fett j n it e a ; r . The temperaturi; of Ihe lava has been measured al 1,600 de-crew l-'ahronbeit. The eruption, in an area known as |j, c . t , 3Jt r j (t ZOfK , began 18 days ago ar.d has con- linuc-d sporadically. The latel 'activity resumfd Mnndiy. Kvacnalton of Kalapana's -r/J families began Thursday. Man. of Intm have li-fi their homes in the pjsl to escape crnptluns liilal waves and cvirthqiiakes Reuben Darby/missing seven years, now legally dead Derby II ws* MM on S*pt. 2, «·», a JTMT b*tor« Ma Hup- pMrane*., Mood VMM* on Darby's now It Irani a scutn* \ b*«w«*n him wW C harks WoM Jr., who, Dwfaji claiitwd was hired, to cut tact out- B» TERRY TALBERT amf ELLEN UZELAC Keuben Upton Darby II,'the man who created a name locally locally because of his -assorted business v e n t u r e s and mysterious disappearance seven years ago, was declared legally dead Friday. Following a lminule hearing in Washington County Circuit Court, Judge Irvjnc H. Hul- IcfJgc ruled "the courl finds that the evidence issulficientlo declare Reuben Upton Darby ff declared dead." .' In a yet unsigned written opin- ·km, Rullcdgc said he arrived · at the ruling .following ' testimony offered by Darby's wife S«ba and son Heuben U. Darby fit. - He wrote that testimony showed, a thorough investigation investigation conducted by Darby's son that led him Irom Alaska lo Mexico and faints in between uncovered no evidence as to his father's whereabouts. In addition, he said testimony showed Darby had received threats to his life shortly before he disappeared and that at one point he was exposed (o a ''specific peril of dealti." tlert HiillSfgc referred lo an incident that occurred eight years ago- when Charles Wolf Jr., of' Baltimore, assaulted Darby in an alleged attempt to persuade him lo pay off a certain certain creditor.. - The ^opinion and declaration of death order are expected lo be tiled ia court Monday. The hearing was iriitiated by Seba Darby, 60, of Big Pool According According (o her attorney George Snyder Jr., a lavorable ruling entitles her lo Social Security benefits she wouldn't receive olhciwise. , The ruling also opens the door for Darby's beneficiaries -reported -reported (o number fa -- la collect what some insurance in-,, vcstigalors say may lop $1 million ,from policies Darby wrote out to them as a way of clearing debts. Several investJEa.lors came lo llagcrslown over the summer monlhs looking for traces of Darby's whereabouts in hopes that they could defeat a declaration of iloatli hearing so Iheir companies wouldn't have to honor the policies. No investigators investigators appeared in court Friday. Mrs.'Darby, who married the missing man on a summer day 38 years ago, was the first lo 'testify al the afternoon hearing. hearing. She said without her permis- ' sion her husband had "frequent- Iv" signed her name to noire as he borrowed money to keep liis Itoundering business ventures in operation. ' She said shortly before her husband vanished they had re- ceived telephone threats that her life was in danger and "(hey would burn our house down." She testified Ihe threats ended on Ihe date of Darby's disappearance. disappearance. Mrs. Uarby said lhe lasl lime she saw her husband alive was lhe night of Sept. 24, 1970. The following evening she said she was attending a meeting at the American Legion when slate police told her Darby's office had been broken into.and he was missing. Under questioning by Snyder and Itie judge, .Mrs. Da'rby said she didn't know the total debts her husband bad accumulated during Iheir years together. She did say, however, that she was currently, paying J250 a month to the IKS lor 1967 taxes her husband owed the government. A postmistress in Big Pool for the'past 21 years, Mrs. Darby Darby said her only assets are her annual salary ol $17,000 and her car. She said when Darby disappeared disappeared she was le[( with no property, no stocks or bonds, and no money in her checking or savings accounts. Mrs. Darby told the judge lhat although she had contemplated contemplated "hiring a detective to search for her husband, "there just wasn'l any money" to do that. The only other person to testify at the hearing was Heuben U, Darby III, 37, one of tlie couple's Ihrec children. Darby said ho had searched for his father in Alaska, in Nogales, Mexico, and "many cities in -between" without success. Ho said he spent several days In ValdiJ, Alaska after a Baltimore Baltimore attorney toH him he and the elder Darby had discussed "a se-hcmc lo buy land to block Ihe approach to the Alaskan pipeline." From there, Darby said he traveled to iVogales, because r.e remembered his father had talked about a Mexican fruit importer who was intcrcslcd in gelling a "slew of cabooses" from him, and because he Ihoughl "Ihat might be another food place for him to hide.' The younger Darby saiij despite his. efforts lo locate his falhcr under his real name and several aliases te "found out virtually nothing" aboul liii whereabouts. Darby, who would be CO now was born-in Uallimorc. Ihe snn of an Insurance broker. He moved to Washington Counly and sealed in the Big Pool area in 1D17. A gun collector and Civil War buff. Darby was involved in a number of enterprises -- including including ITO Civil \V,ir museums, a woods product coVipany and a railroad car renovation company company - all ol which folded and (eft dim swimming in debts. Alter Iris lasl venliire. tlie I'lejy.iie Kail Company, (ell lliniuj!i in 1570. D.-irby u'vis Irlt wilh nothing hul debts he J b-.iill u; over Ihe le.irs. He vanished ir--sleriously ,1 lew inonlhs btei. All Inal remains nmv of Darby Darby is a SXK of his personal effects housed al Ihe Maryland Siatu Police barrack "hore "·liii-h were found a( Ite scene ."f liis disappearance and iup- roscil abduction. Musty with ago, effects lliat vere scattered aboul Darby'* r.ir include a 1559 Xilional Kr- quirer article on Darby, a black and while checkered raincoat, his broken glasses ami two money wrappers found ui In* bustics near Ihe scene. Some theorize Darby was kitV naped. Others feel lie arrang** his own kidnaping acl lo avoU persistent credilors and ·" history of debts. . i

Clipped from The Daily Mail01 Oct 1977, SatPage 1

The Daily Mail (Hagerstown, Maryland)01 Oct 1977, SatPage 1
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