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X Scene at Christmas Crowded but Peaceful V Dogs Help Fulfill Need Of Mentally Disturbed Old Cargo Plane Fills United Air Strike Gap Page 8 r ''; Page 22 Page 13, WEATHER- -INDEX- Pagel Pago Amusements. . .16 Obitiiorle 32 Classified . . . 32-37 Comics. .... 24,25 Editorials .'. . . . 4,5 Horoscope 25 Putties 25 Radio-TV . . . 24,25 Sports ...... 27-31 Women . . . . 41-52 cloudy cold See Page 9 i .11 j VOL. 70-No. 259 Second Class Postage Paid of Nashville, Tenn. NASHVILLE, TENN., MONDAY, DEC. 22, 1975 15 CENTS 52 Pages: TENNESSEAN 70 OPEC Hostages Austria From Wire Reports VIENNA, Austria (UPI) -,, The Austrian government gave Tin early today to terrorists, be-Hheved to be Palestinians, who - shot their way into the headquarters of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and seized about 70 hostages. ::'It agreed to fly them to an ; undisclosed destination with 11 OPF.C nil minisfprs and M them - take along a comrade seriously I wounded in a gun battle in which ; two security guards were killed - and three other persons wound-red. v THE TERRORISTS had threatened to blow up the ' seven-story building on the Ring Strasse in downtown Vienna if not given a DC9 by 7 A.M (12 C a.m. CST) today. I . One of the six terrorists was ; hospitalized with a serious "stomach wound and doctors Z first said he could not be moved. ; But the five terrorists in the headquarters insisted and the Austrian government gave in. "We think he can survive the flight," Health Minister Ingrid Leodolter told newsmen. "He is only 19." Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky announced early today that his government had agreed to let the gunmen fly to an undisclosed destination with the ministers. The Algerian minister had been released earlier with a message, and it was not known if he would voluntarily make the trip with the others. The chancellor said the ministers would be accompanied by some other members of their delegations. THERE WERE indications the gunmen, who made a variety of demands and statements condemning Israel, planned to fly the hostages to Algeria. Kreisky said that an Austrian policeman, an Iraqi OPEC security guard and a Libyan national were shot dead in the assault on OPEC headquarters. In addition, officials reported at least eight persons were wounded during the submachine gun attack. One of the raiders was seriously wounded and was removed from the building. Police said three other gunmen in the building also may have been hit. They reported that the raiders strung grenades around the conference room. AMONG THE hostages were Sheik Ahmed Zaki Yamani of Saudi Arabia, Iran's Interior Minister Jamshid Amouzegar and the OPEC envoys from Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria and Venezuela. Kreisky said that in return for safe conduct with the ministers, the terrorists agreed to release the Austrian hostages and most other foreign OPEC employes. He said those who remained had stated in writing that they were prepared to accompany their captors out of the country, meeting a condition he had Cl. The agreement also provided (Turn to Page 12, Column 1) Submits to Terrorists VIENNA Sylvia Smetiproch is assisted by Vienna police after shend another woman were released by the terrorists who attacked the meeting of Oil Producing and Export Countries (OPEC) ministers and seized them as hostages. The Austrian secretory in the OPEC headquarters said the raiders wanted "to liberate Saudi Arabia.'' . . :k Most Metro Workers to Get 3 Days Off Metro employes except those in essential services-will be off from 1 p.m. Christmas Eve through Sunday. In the past, Metro employes only got two days off Christmas Eve and , Christmas Day. AFTER A request by Mayor Richard Fulton, the employes also received the day after Christmas as a vacation day. Policemen, firemen and hospital workers will have to work. State offices will be closed from Wednesday through Friday. Federal workers will be off Christmas Day and Friday. Nashville banks will be closed Christmas Day. The Post Office will suspend delivery service on Christmas Day except for special deliveries. WINDOW SERVICE will also be closed Christmas Day, but will be in operation Christmas Eve from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Turn to Page 12, Column I) m .vt.iv.i. i -Hi.n. Pity the poor lost-minute Christmas shopper who has to brave i4 Hlf mm ''fa ' . Z Freed Hostage Penalty Prize to An unconventional punishment for two youths charged with robbing a market with a toy pistol has provided extra funds for Christmas parties for the underprivileged. Metro Juvenile Court Judge Richard Jenkins said he placed the two boys, now 17 and 18 years old, on probation and ordered them to find jobs and contribute $250 each to a party sponsored by American Legion Post 88 for Clover Bottom Developmental Center residents and residents of Tennessee Preparatory School who have no home to go to during the holidays. "I SORT of sized them up as kids who made foolish mistakes and put them on probation," Jenkins said. "They agreed that by December they would have earned $250 each and that they would bring it to court to be used for Christmas parties for the underprivileged." Jenkins said the two came to his office recently with their promised contributions to discuss how the money should be spent. "It gives them a sense of responsibility and probation means something, he said. ""shwif j4 1 a .JI 4 W Art" J AP Wirephoto for Two Others "They have to earn money and give it to a good cause." . JENKINS SAID he may require youths accused of crimes to work to contribute to the underprivileged more often in the future. "A lot of people may say they should be locked up, but you have to look at their records and backgrounds and see if they made a mistake or if they are hardened criminals," Jenkins said. ; He said the two youths who contributed the $250 each had no (Turn to Page 12, Column 1) Son Not NEW YORK (UPI) - President Ford's son, Jack, will not be rooting too hard for his father in next year's campaign for the White House, Newsweek magazine reported yesterday. Newsweek quotes Jack Ford as saying, "In terms of my own personal selfish reasons, I'd rather he didn't win." - . IF THE RESIDENT'S son is worried about the strain the presidency has made on the Fords' family life, however, the First Lady apparently is not. Shoppers, Shoppers, Everywhere crowdoci parking lots I.Ve Jhcse ot Accidents Claim Two Lives Her e By DVVIGHT LEWIS A Nashville woman died yesterday morning after a freak traffic accident on her way to church, and a separate mishap resulted in the death of a Goodlettsville man. Relatives of the woman claimed her life might have been saved if the city-operated ambulance service had not been so slow transporting her to Hubbard Hospital. THE VICTIMS were identified by Metro police as: Miss Deborah Dowdy, 24, of 1616 Herman St. George K. Mitchell, 55, of Hitt Lane in Goodlettsville. The wreck involving Miss Dowdy occurred as the car, ' driven by .Tyrone. Springer, 1911 12th Ave., N., was traveling along Sulphur Creek Road, police said. Traffic officer Hugh Perry Jr. said the hood of the automobile came loose and (Turn (o Page 12. Column 6) Puryear Mims, Sculptor Thomas Puryear Mims, 69, a nationally known sculptor-artist and retired Vanderbilt University professor, died yesterday at his home in Brentwood. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Vanderbilt's Benton Chapel. The Rev. Henry Knight will officiate. The body has been donated to Vanderbilt Medical School. MIMS, WHO retired from Vanderbilt in 1972, was perhaps best known for his statues at Fort Nashboro of James Robertson and John Donelson, two of Nashville's founders. He is also widely known for his four groupings of pioneers sculpted in bronze which stand outside the state's downtown office buildings. A native of Durham, N.C., Mims moved to Nashville in 1912. He was a son of Dr. Edwin Mims, a former head of Vanderbilt's English department, and Clara Puryear Mims. HE GRADUATED from Wallace University , School, received a bachelor's degree from Van-(Turn to Page 12, Column 5) Anxious Rivergofe Wo!!, left, onJ 1C0 Ooks Gun 'Tripped7 By Pet Dog Kills Woman By FRANK CASON JR. William Patterson and his wife, Judy, had been home only a short time Saturday night after a Christmas shopping trip when Patterson decided to clean his deer rifle. The couple sat together in the living room of their home at 8318 Lauree Lane as Patterson began to dismantle the weapon. ABOUT 10:15, Patterson laid the rifle down in a chair while he went into the kitchen to let in the family's mixed-breed dog. The dog scampered past Patterson and raced into the living room. Seconds later, Patterson heard a shot, then his wife called his name. Apparently, police determined later, the dog had jumped into the chair holding the rifle, causing the weapon to discharge. The bullet struck Mrs. Patterson, 26, in the chest. She was dead on arrival at Donelson Hospital. "THE GUN HAD been hanging on the wall at my father's house for more than a year," Patterson said yesterday. "It must have been loaded all that time but I didn't know it when I started to clean it." Metro Detective Tommy Jacobs classified the death accidental. (Turn to Page 12. Column 6) Dies for Ford Re-Election Newsweeic said Betty Ford has softened her once rigid opposition to her husband's 1976 presidential bid and intends to campaign with him. The magazine quotes her as saying, "I want to travel with my husband whenever it's possible. I think people like to see a couple together. They like to take a look at a man's wife and maybe she counts." Mrs. Ford added, however, that she will do no "in-depth" campaigning on her own, and will confine her efforts to "short remarks," rather than speeches. to get to the oifts i, f? ' V'' tlf 4 Thomas Puryear Mims - Nationally known Sf off ocriol photot bf Frank Empson I

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