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CINCINI mTI 1 ENQDIRER CwrwTHjnicBttont FINAL EDITtONPRtCE 15 Probe Asked Into Tornado Warning Failure . .1 cloudy) TODAY TOMORROW Monday October 3,1977 Variable cloudiness and cool today with a high In the low 60s. Clear and cool tonight with a low near 40, according to the National Weather Service. Sunny Tuesday with a high in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 10 today and near 0 tonight Weather map, details, Page A-17. "Twelve from the Soviet Underground," billed as the first group show of unauthorized art ever mounted In the West, will be exhibited at the Provident Bank, One East Fourth St., Downtown. The exhibit will be sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council. The display Is open from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. today through Friday and 9 a.m.-l p.m. Saturday. No admission charge. smile One of the railroads' ailments Is a serious shortage of first-class stations. They hope It's not a terminal Illness. metro Greater Cinclnnatlans returning from St. Louts survive "near-miss" as two Jets attempt to take off on the same runway. Page C-l. Most Cincinnati Council candidates would aim to cut city spending, but differ on what areas they would trim. Part Two of a Fowvpart series. Page C-2. nation Scientists have developed a simplified way of making ammonia the base for much of the world's fertilizer that greatly reduces the amount of energy now required for the process. Page A-4. A black appellate judge who has set racial precedents throughout his career has advanced to a run- off election for mayor of New Orleans against a white opponent. PageA-8. Fears that the nation's economy may start sinking again next year are behind administration proposals for a quick tax cut In mid-1978 before formal enactment of President Carter's tax reform plan. Page C-3. world The launching of a new Soviet space station last week has . Increased speculation that Moscow may be planning a major space spectacular to mark not only the Sputnik anniversary but also the upcoming 60th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution next month. Page A-4 The new government of India has sharply modified its birth control program, removing from it all elements of compulsion. Page A-11. sports "Soul searching" and "finger pointing" called for after Bengals suffer humiliating 24-3 loss to the San Diego Chargers. Page D-l. Long season ends for Reds with 6-3 loss to Braves, but there were some bright spots. Page D-l. entertainment Jazz-rock violinist Jean-Luc Ponty played his third local concert in 17 months; 2300 fans and critic Cliff Radel found his music hotter and his band more together than ever. Page A-12. index Four Sections, 137tti year. No. 177 action line b-2 Bridge b-6 business d7 classified c-3-13 columnists a-19 COMICS A-14 CROSSWORD B-4 DEAR ABBY M DEATHS C-3 EDITORIALS A-18 ENTERTAINMENT A-12-13 GRAHAM A-7 HEALTH HOROSCOPE B-7 HORSE SENSE B-8 JUMBLE B7 RACES CM) SOCIETY B-3 TV-RADIO A-14 WEIKEL CM WORD GAME Why Hamilton County's tornado warning system failed remained a mystery Sunday as elected officials began calling for an investigation. Rep. Thomas A. Luken (D-Ohlo) said he sent a letter to the U.S. Commerce Department Sunday, requesting an Immediate Investigation into why the early warning system malfunctioned. "It dldnt work," he said In an Interview. "The whole system turned out to be a fraud. "It is apparent that we do not, as yet, have a fail-safe alert system here In Hamilton County," Luken added In a prepared statement. Luken said no alarm sounded until "well after the tornado touched down" In Green Township, even though the National Weather Service detected a tornado at 6:50 a.m. Saturday and notified the Cincinnati Fire Tower immediately. FIRE TOWER personnel said the system was activated Immediately. If they were sounded, few heard them until county Civil Defense Director Llore Maccarone Initiated an alarm from his Hartwell office at 7:45 a.m. An Investigation into the function of the weather service's alert system and Its relations with other agencies Is needed, Luken On Page C-l: Related stories, photo said concerning the letter to the Commerce Department, the weather service's parent agency. He called for an Immediate meeting between the weather service, county civil defense unit and the city's fire communications division. Meanwhile, county Civil Defense Director Lione Maccarone called a test of the county's 125-siren system at noon Sunday from the Cincinnati Fire Tower "a success." He said Indications were that all the sirens sounded. BUT HE still had no explanation as to why the system did not work Saturday. He blamed the failure on power outages or circuit problems within the Fire Tower In Mt. Adams. "We are Investigating the exact cause," he noted. Maccarone said Sunday he favored enabling the weather service meteorologists who declare tornado warnings to also Initiate the alarm system. He said he would be contacting weather service officials about that. Hamilton County Commissioner Allen Paul also said Sunday he believed an Investigation Into the warning system's failure should be conducted. "It doesn't make any sense to have all that expensive equipment and personnel if the alarm system doesnt work," he said. "I'm definitely going to took IntolL" THREE rF.OPLF. remained hosp'tallaed Sunday from Injuries received when the tornado caused an estimated $2 million damage In the Monfort Heights area, strong winds and lightning strikes caused damage In other sections of Hamilton County and east of there. State Sen. Stanley Aronoff, examining damage on Seville Court in Monfort Heights, said Sunday, "It Is my Impression that they (street residents) are fciklng this philosophically. They're In good humor. It's almost unbelievable. They're quietly helping themselves." -JZi&L r- SEARCHING DEBRIS: Dr. Antonio Marqoei searches through remains of Ws hovs on Sevflte Court In Monfort He-lgMs Sunday, "saving the things that are priceless, reafty." Mac quel, surgeon who aided neighbors after the tornado struck Saturday morning, said, "Something's oof to be done (about rebuilding). When you think about It, we're all alive. The whole family has to regroup." In the background, neighbors rid volunteers aid in the cleanup. ' EnqUrer photo by TOM HUBBARD Hijacked Jet Now On Ground In Damascus KUWAIT (AP) A hijacked Japanese Jetliner with 29 hostages aboard landed in Damascus early today after a refuelling stop in Kuwait, where the heavily armed hijackers released seven passengers, Japanese officials announced. The Japanese Foreign Ministry in Tokyo said it received a report from its embassy in Damascus saying the plane had landed safely at 5:28 a.m. (11:28 p.m. EDT Sunday). Three Americans were reported among the captives of the Japanese "Red Army" guerrillas on the Japan Air Lines DC8. The hijackers had ordered the plane to fly to the Middle East Sunday after 52 terror-filled days at Dacca airport in Bangladesh. JAL officials said those aboard the plane included 22 passengers and seven crew members, as well as the five hijackers and six of their terrorist comrades freed from Japa. nese jails last week. The hijackers were also carrying a $6 million ransom. Kuwait Defense Minister Sheik Saad Abdullah said the plane was headed for Damascus. But airport sources said It might continue on to the South Yemeni capital of Aden. Saad said the seven hostages were released because they were 111. They included four Japanese, two Australians and a New Zealander. New U.S. -Soviet Declaration Brings Sharp Israeli Criticism BY ASSOCIATED PRESS The Israeli government Sunday sharply criticized the new Joint U.S.-Soviet declaration on the Middle East, while the Palestinians and other Arabs hailed It as a positive step toward peace. The Joint declaration, aimed at reconvening a Middle East peace conference In Geneva before the end of the year, urged Israel to recognize the "legitimate rights of the Palestinian people" and to grant the Palestinians a role in Geneva negotiations. ISRAEL CONTENDED the declaration would stiffen Arab policy toward Israel and hamper efforts to resume the peace conference, which met only briefly In December, 1973, after the last Arab-Israeli war. Jerusalem contends the superpower endorsement of Palestinian participation In the Geneva talks will open the way for a Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) delegate to Join the talks and for creation of an Independent Palestinian state, options rejected out-of-hand by Israeli leaders. The Israelis have said only that they will accept non-PLO Palestinian representation in a Jordanian delegation at Geneva. INFORMED SOURCES In Cairo said a "very Important" message from President Anwar Sadat, commenting on the Joint declaration, was dispatched Sunday to Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Eahmy, who Is in New York for the current meeting of the UN General Assembly. The semi-official Egyptian newspaper Al Ahrum said F'ahmy will meet President Carter within the next two days to pass on Sadat's message. Egyptian state radio said Cairo welcomed the declaration as a "positive step toward a breakthrough In the stalemated Arab-Israeli conflict" The declaration, Issued Saturday by Secretary of State Cyrus R. Vance and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko, did not define the so-called "rights" of the Pales-tlnlans. A State Department spokesman said later those rights should be negotiated at Geneva. PUBLIC NOTICE The Cincinnati Enquirer, Inc. and the E. W. Scrlpps Company on behalf of The Cincinnati Post have entered into a joint operating arrangement respecting publication of The Cincinnati Enquirer mil The Cincinnati Post. A request for approval of the Joint operating agreement has been submitted to the Attorney General of the United States under the terms of the Newspaper Preservation Act. Copies of the proposed joint newspaper operating arrangement together with documents required to be submitted to the Attorney General with the proposed operating arrangement are available for public Inspection at the Department of Justice, Washington, D. C, and between the hours of 9:00 A. M. and 5:00 P. M. at the offices of The Cincinnati Enquirer, 617 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio, and the offices of The Cincinnati Post, 800 Broadway, Cincinnati, Ohio. Any person may file written comments with respect to the proposed joint newspaper operating arrangements or request a hearing re-spectlng the operating arrangements with the Department of Justice by mailing or delivering five copies of such comment or re-quest to the Assistant Attorney General for Administration, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. 20530. ' ' -'' . . ' totiuwer Photo AN AERIAL view of the great pyramids of Egypt. Japanese To Build Pyramid To Learn How Egypt Did It CAIRO (AP) A team of Japanese archaeologists Sunday announced plans to build a new pyramid In Egypt, the first In the land of the pharaohs In nearly 4500 years. "The Greek historian Herodotus had a theory that the pyramids were built with wooden cranes and ramps. Other people have put forth different theories," said chief archaeologist Sakujl Yoshimura. "But so far it is all guesswork. "The only way to find out how it was done is to build one." Orientalists from Waseda University near Tokyo will supervise the construction work starting in January. The project is expected to take nearly 2ks months and require nearly 10,000 workers. THE JAPANESE pyramid will stand 65 feet high and measure 96 feet along Its base. That would make it about one-seventh the size of the Great Pyramid of Cheops at Glza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Selection of a pyramid site and other details are still being worked out with the Egyptian government, which has agreed In principle to the project with certain restrictions, according to Ahmad Kadry, director of the Egyptian Department of Antiquities. "One of the conditions is that the pyramid not be built on the horizon, in the same viewing area, as the pyramids at Giza," Kadry said. "Another condition is that the Japanese pyramid be removed as soon as It Is built and photographed." YOSHIMURA SAID the pyramid blocks will be taken from three quarries In Cairo and Japanese scientists will experiment with ancient methods of cutting stone. Wooden cranes and nunps will be built and some of the rocks will be transported by raft along the Nile River. The estimated cost of the project, sponsored and financed by the Nippon Television Network Corp., is $1 million. The network plans two 90-minute specials on the project, chosen to commemorate the network's 25th anniversary In television. Carter Eyes New Tactic To Tax Oil 1977 MY. TIMES NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON The Carter administration threatened Sunday to Impose $15 billion a year In duties on Imported oil If Congress falls to adopt the President's proposed tax on domestic oil. Speaking on A DCs "Issues and Answers," Energy Secretary James R. Schleslnger said that the step could be taken under the Trade Adjustment Act and would not require congressional approval. THE EFFECT of an Import duty would be quite similar to that of the proposed tax on domestic crude oil prices of petroleum products would rise by about 7 cents a gallon. The wellhead tax -the centerpiece of the President's energy program-was passed without modification by the House In August but has run Into serious roadblocks m the Senate. Recently, the 6nate Finance Committee tentatively killed the tax, and, although the committee Is expected to revive It, the panel currently favors alternative uses for the revenues that Schleslnger Sunday said "give far too much to the Industry." SPEAKING ON NBC's "Meet the Press," Sen. Henry M. Jackson (D-Wash.), chairman of the Energy Committee, said that If the President Imposed the fees, "the Congress might not do much about It, and that Is the leverage that the administration does have." At present, the United States imports roughly half of the oil It consumes, so that to achieve the same result, the Import duty would be roughly the same size as the wellhead tax, an average of $ per barrel. The wellhead tax-also known as the crude oil equalization tax-Is designed to equalize the price of regulated domestic oil and unregulated, more expensive foreign olL THE HIGHER prices brought on by the tax (or by an equivalent duty) would save an estimated 230,000 barrels of oil per day. Once the prices were equalised, an end could come to the controversial entitlements program, which tries to achieve the same result by forcing producers of domestic oil to pay Importers of foreign oil. The import duty, however, would not only necessitate continuation of entitlements, bvit would force a greater reliance upon them, because the price of Imported oil, after the duty, would approach $19 per barret, while domestic oil would continue to average less than $9.

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