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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Monday, February 15, 1982
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LATE EDITION SEE -.HEAR! ;7 OAYSOF I f I V, HHUIU 25 CENT8. , , , 32 PAGES : No. 44,969 TELEPHONES: BU8INE88 20644; 0U83IFIED8 182112? ' A CJei'TTa nniu mm K017TD RHDUCATE YOUnSELF Crash evidence points to cockpit struggle From HAMKH MeOONALO, . Staff ComapondMrt , ' TOKYO, Sunday. Invest-Jgators into the crash of a -Japan Air Lines DC-8 in which 24 people died last Tuesday say the pilot may have been hallucinating and switched the engines into reverse thrusthiring the landing approach, fyi ft They say there wu a ttruf e in the cockpit of the plane only . moments before it fell into Tokyo Bay, 300 metres short of the ;miin runway at Haneda Airport... "i Flight data recorders sad other evidence points to a struggle -as the co-pilot and flight 'engineer tried to take over the controls as the jet flew in at an altitude of 60 metres. . ; - ', After four days of investigation the police here naVe issued findings that point to pilot error as the cause of (tbe aecide , t The. . president ofVjspan'J Air ' Lines, , Mr,,, Ywumoto, ?Tjkkagi, told reporters that the chief pilot, Captain Seiji KaUglH,; 35, bad suffered in the past from a psychosomatic disorder, a physical complaint caused by mental tress. Pilot reported illness in 1980 , Katagiri himself had reported the illness in November, 1980, and had rested for three weeks before being tested and allowed to resume flying as a co-pilot. Last November he was moved up k chief pilot . 'The flight data recorder shows loud voices in the cockpit several seconds before the crash. The flight engineer had unbuckled his seatbelt, possibly to get up to restrain the captain, officials said. . The co-pilot has told investigators he was trying to pull up on the control column,' which felt unusually heavy because Captain Katagiri seemed to be pushing it down. ; ,. ; Circumstantial evidence, the Japanese press said, suggests the pilot lost his senses at the controls as the plane was coming in to land. All three of the flightdeck crew; were severely injured and have been able to give only partial accounts of the crash, ; Japan Air . Lines has come under criticism for its standards '. of health surveillance of flight crew. Transport Ministry officials . say Captain Katagiri's illness in 1980 had never been mentioned on records filed with the ministry ; by the airline. The airline has also been questioned why . officials . took Captain Katagiri to a hotel immediately after the crash and did not admit him to hospital until about four hours later. LATE NEWS Fire destroys part of brewery Firemen from tlx itatlons last ' night battled a fire which burnt T out a section of the partially-' demolished Tooheys Brewery in . Surry Hills. .' The two-storey building was well alight . when the . first . brigades arrived. Two extension "snorkels" were used to control the fire and late last night officers were Investigating the cause of the fire. TUETIUUDTKA5TY ic!sitot? '.' 1 TV ' '! -.- ','."' V.-. : v lash at tiiige of luinacy ly JOHN MINER and The Premier, Mr Wran, said yesterday there was a "tinge of lunacy" about strikes which have halted all trains in NSW and threatened supplies of petrol and power. ! ' Describing '' today's rail strike as . unnecessary and(unjustificd," he said that some elements of the trade-union movement "appeared to be invitinl the type of draconian industrial legislation that the British Government Was enacting. ; Mr Wran said that NSW was "on the verge of great inconvenience," and that the strikes would have an effect on next month's Lowe by-election. . Mr Wran's intervention came as the situation worsened in the three separate disputes affecting these essential services: TRAINSj No trains will run in NSW today and the striking rail workers will meet to decide how long they will stay out (See below.) v : PETROL: The Stdremen and Packers' Union has called out its members in the oil industry, following a dispute with the shop assistants' . union, over which should cover shop workers. The Government has referred the dispute to the Full Bench of the State Industrial Commission. (See Page X) POWER: The dispute, involving electricians at Eraring power station, "could well mean the difference between continued power generation and interruption to power supplies in the winter months" according to Mr Wran. All striking electricians will meet on Wednesday to consider the future of the dispute. (See Page 2.) Trains on vote 1 By MATTHEW ODLUM r, . Meetings around the State of striking' railway workers today will determine how long they will stay out. . - The largest - meeting of ' the 10,000 strikers, members of the Australian Railways Union, will be at 10 am at .Parramatta Town Hall.-' : ;, ; The strikers will be ' asked to consider whether to stay out on the strike that started at midnight, or to return to work tonight to allow the processing of their claims . by the Arbitration Commission. If . they go back tonight, the first trains could start at midnight r ' r The workers want their award restructured to restore relativities between grades in the traffic branch, If granted, the claims would result in a pay rise of between $3 and $6.50 for some. . .' Th State secretary ' of the', ARU, Mr Jim Walshe, said yesterday the State executive of the union would meet early today to draw up a recommendation to be put to the meetings. , He said the union was willing MATTHEW ODLUM Mr Wran said he was disappointed -that there had been no further discussions at the weekend ' to try to prevent today's train strike. The Minister for Industrial Relations, Mr Hills, would meet representatives this week of all unions representing tradesmen . employed at NSW power stations. This dispute has meant that -final work on the first 660-megawatt generating unit . at Eraring power station hat. been held up since Christmas. H Mr Wfan said he would present in Parliament tomorrow a report from the Minister for Police, ' Mr Anderson, on the - arrest of 12 picketers in Wol-longong, i which prompted the Storemen and Packers' Union to call out its members in the oil industry. , "', ' The report should avoid any suggestions of either injustice or martyrdom, Mr Wran said. ' "That doesn't mean that trade-unionists are exempt from the law or above the law, because the trade-union movement and the police; have had a relationship, in relation to plcketingind demonstrating, which has worked satisfactorily," he said. ; . Mr Wran said the disagreement was simply a demarcation dispute. The Government,' by referring it to the Industrial Commission, was providing both unions involved with a vehicle by which they could obtain a definitive solution. .'.''. Mr Wran came down most harshly on the striking electricians at Eraring. 1 .v'; The fact that they had not done "a single tap of work'.' since Christmas, coupled with the ease with which electricians could find work, led to the suspicion that some of them bad found outside jobs in the meantime. depend to talk to the State Rail Authority about the dispute. But a spokesman for the SRA said the union had refused all invitations to discuss the claims, and was determined to go ahead . with the strike "at any cost" . . He said the strike was the first since the union signed a disputes-settling procedure last July. The usual arrangements to help travellers will operate -Moore Park, the Domain roadways and, weather permitting, Wentworth Park will be available for parking for the duration of the strike. Entry to Moore Parjf will be from Driver Avenue only. : Clearway restrictions Will be extended to operate between 6 am and 10 am and 3 pm and 6.30 pm. Transit lanes may be used by vehicles carrying three or more passengers, Restrictions on the multiple hiring of taxis will be lifted to allow as many as possible in a cab. ;.' . , . , . 'iffdi '0T''prlva4(.:'reUcjek'wu1 .:: be able to pick up passengers .'without prejudicing their insurance.' . . Normal parking restrictions will stay in force to assist traffic flow. today Ediifcatlbri Hnrhltf GOOD Fon CANBERRA. Sydney Is. to have AwtraJJa's first group of low-powered "- FM public radio stations ; likened by the Minister for Communka-, Mobs, Mr Sinclair, to suburban newspapers. The nine stations, to be operated by community groups, will have broadcasting range of a radios of five kilometre. Mr Sinclair announced yesterday that applications wU be called soon for the licences for the public access stations the largest group of permits yet offered under the community broadcasting scheme, and the first in the special low-powered Category C The station will cover the following areas! 1. City of Sydney, Botany, Randwick, Waverley and Woot-lahra. 2. City of Sydney, Leichhardt, Marnckvttle and Botany. 3. Ashfield, Burwood, Concord, Drammoyne and Strathfield. 4. Marrickville, Canterbury, Hurstville, Kogarah and Rockdale. 5. Liverpool, Green Valley and Fairfield. ' ' 6. Ryde and Hunters HilL 7. Kn-rinR-gal, Willoughby, Lane Cove, North Sydney and Mosul an. 8. Manly-Warring h. 9. Banks town and Auburn. The stations .win introduce "neighbourhood radio to Australia for the first tune. ' ' ' i A spokesman for the Department of Conunnnlcations said yestefday there would be some overlap of the broadcasting areas, but It was not expected that the station! would Interfere with each other.. The Australian Broadcasting Tribunal will hold hearings into the lldfmce applications later this year, But It b expected that the licence! win go to existing com- Fiaser haid-sells strbng economy : From PAUL KELLY, . Political Correspondent CANBERRA. The Prime Minister Mr Fraser, moved to reassure both the public and his" backbench yesterday, saying that the "underlying strength of the Australian economy is great." . . When Parliament resumes tomorrow, Mr Fraser will face a backbench deeply worried about the deteriorating economic situation and the Government's decision to defer tax cuts and housing mortgage subsidies. Mr Fraser said yesterday in his weekly electoral talk that the economy was still growing strongly, that investment remained healthy and .that taxation in Australia was lower than that of all our trading partners except Japan. ' ..'.'' '..' "The OECD (Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development) predicts further growth of over 3 per cent for Australia in 1982 compared with an . OECD average of just over 1 per cent ' : "We need to understand that consumer demand remains strong ... We need to understand that 83,000 new jobs were created in 1981, that the average unemployment rate throughout 1981 was the lowest for four years, and that while the January unemployment rate was too high, it was still below last year's January rate." : '?..' A - A clash over economic policy is looming between key sections of the backbench . and the Cabinet : .. -'.-. . '. In recent weeks Mr Andrew' Peacock has spearheaded, calls for tax cuts or housing mortgage payment relief. - i? . The Cabinet will appeal to the backbench to limit any criticism of economic policy - on the' grounds that prospects in 1 the Federal Lowe by-election ' and Victorian State ' election . should not be jeopardised. PAGE 3t Cabinet to examine State programs. TU cio "cASTLE Hlli N g mcmmCSjm maroubraX I LIVERPOOL lp ' S--'TkMATRAVILLE Wjft The approxlinate broadcasting ranges of the nine proposed low-powered community muntty groups which participated in the formulation of the scheme by the NSW Public Broadcasting Associativa. . . . The existing groups thought likely to be granted the licence Include the Sutherland Shire Council, which has been actrre lu the public broadcasting area; a media co-operative in Manly- - r IV It J 1948: Ked RosewaU, aged 1982: Ken Rosewall, aged 13, in a match at Manly. 47, after yesterday's match. The day Muscles lost to the. kid V By DENNIS 8HANAHAN . , NSW Hardcourt Open Find: B. Edwards bt K RosewaU 6-4, 6-2. -. ;: :. . .:-y: That was the score line. But Ken Rosewall, 47, lost to Brett Edwards, 18, was the story. ; . ' Ken' Rosewall,-who retired in 1979 from major tennis tournaments to join the Legends Over 35s circuit, returned to Grafton at the weekend after a special invitation to compete in the NSW Hardcourt Association's Open Finals. ' Rosewall, one of ' Australia's most liked sports champions, although out of match practice, was the No 1 seed, y '.After he defeated one of the more ; stylish, contenders, - Brad Ouan, 6-2 6-2, Rosewall was expected to defeat the No 11 seed, ' Brett Edwards, a member of the ' Australian Institute of Sports team from Canberra, in the final. It was a. fair assumption.. -Before Brett Edwards was born,'. RosewaU bad won the-Australian ' POWER Why aluminium smelting will havo priority :; Warrtagah, made up of people Interested ; In laraadcastlngi and the Narwee Baptist Church. The stations , wul be self-funded. The low-poweied transmission equipmeat Is estimated to cost between $10,000 and $20,000. ':. Public station, cantwt broadcast advertisements, but they are Open twice, ' the French and United States Opens, fought his way to two Wimbledon singles finals and had been named No 1 player in the world four times. Before Edwards was 10 Rose-: wall - had. won another two Australian Opens and another French and United States Open, contested another ' two Wimbledon singles finals and been acknowledged as "one of the greatest players the game has ever produced." Despite the age difference Brett Edwards admitted yesterday that "before the game I was not really confident" ' Rosewall sat slumped in a chair after the final, the lines on his face even more pronounced, a towel slung over his head, -; ' True' to his ;: unassuming reputation, he quietly said he did not think Edwards had been lucky. : '. But equally true to his competitive spirit he said he hoped be would be able to play against Edwards' in' another tournament allowed to accept sponsorship. The station may broadcast the name and location of a company which sponsors it, bnt It may not give details of the company's product . Other cities are likely to be ' granted the low-powered Category C Licences If the Sydney scheme proves a success. Cabinet to study Campbell plans Federal Cabinet will examine this week proposals from the Campbell Committee to place State authorities on a strict commercial basis which would mean higher charges for the public. 7 Cabinet ' will, also examine State loan programs before the Premiers' Conference on Friday. Page 3. ' Redgrave rebuked The Jewish author, Amos Oz, says that the Trotskyist actress, Vanessa Redgrave, was very unfair to use her theatrical fame to attract people to listen to her political views. Page 3. Mugabe cracks down ? Mr Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's Prime Minister, is quickly losing his image as Africa's model leader. Fears of a coup have forced him to crack down hard on his opponents. Page 4. And lb loser is... The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation, established to deflate the solemnity of the annual Academy Award presentation, will award "razzies" the equivalent of Oscars, but for the year's worst films on the same night the Academy Awards will be presented. Page 8. - Bell cps lis offer The Beil group has raised its takeover offer for the UK media group Associated Communications Corporation in an attempt to outbid its rival for ACC, the Heron Corporation. Page 13. Clayton's $33,000 Broke three months ago,. Mike Clayton took $38,000 away from the Victorian Open golf championship when he beat a top field, including Lee Trevino, at the Metropolitan -course, Melbourne, yesterday .'Page 28. I II Sf " If c . WITH THE beat wffl fas the world, It is sometimes difficult ;, to avoid pttfaBs under the State GoYernmenfs equality of em- . ptoymeat policy. - A Department of Education notice ad verusag a vacancy hi Wood- bong Ceatral School fas aorta-era NSW aays: 'AppBcattosM are Invited for the following position, regardless of ap-plkut's sex, insfital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin . . ." Then the position to be filled I revealed a "Aboriginal teachers aide," followed by the quallfi-catJoni "Applicants . must be 'themselves . female PARENTS of Year 7 students at North: Sydney Girls' High School .have received a letter telling them of a planned excursion on Sydney Harbour. ' "The aim of the field day is to see the complexity of man environment inter-actions and spatial distribution of human . activity," it says. John Dowd, one of the parents who received the letter, is wondering whether they mean a Harbour cruise. - EVEN Sydney policemen are . entitled to - dream sometimes . . . Now occupying pride of place in the busy charge room at Marrickville ' police station is a large, gentle, Australian" landscape featuring sun-' burnt hills, shady trees and a lot of peace. WHEN the Department of Education cut the working week of two part-time teacher aides at . Darlinghurst from 30 to 20 hours, their enterprising principal, Mr Ron Matthews, asked Kings Cross Lions Club, as a worthwhile community project, to chip in more than $120 a week to restore their lost wages and' hours. Unfortunately, the club could not- help-' and .the . department does not allow such ' ? - outside assistance anyway. But last week all was well. The de-. partment relented . . and the school won its appeal on the aides' working hours.. - WELL, that's mighty big of them . , . A Sydney real estate agents for sale advertisement for a $189,000 North Sydney home last week carried the line, ?OK Chinese buyers." ONE CIGARETTE-hating executive has devised a cunning -plan to put still more pressure on smokers. "When my nonsmoking friends and I travel by air, we always book 'smoker seats," he says, "thus reducing - the number of seats for genuine smokers. It's ' particularly effective when we have a large number of reservations, as we often do, when travelling to conferences."- ;-i GOOD postmistresses are, . t: obviously, hard to find. After operating for 122 years the post-office in the township of Hartley, near: ' Lithgow, has just' closed for three months , because the postmistress has taken long-service leave. An. Australia Post spokesman said: "Despite our best efforts we have been unable to find a . replacement." ....... Arts Chess '. 9 Comics, Crossword 24 Finance 13, 14 Law Notices ....... 24 Look! 12 Mails 24 Motoring 12 Puzzles 24 Radio and Television liftout between 1213. Shipping 24 Sport .............. 25-28 Stay In Touch 11 . Weather. ......... 24 Personal Notices, Page 20 Classified Index, Page 20 TODAY'S WEATHER Metropolitan: Fine and hot Temps: City: 20-28. Liverpool: 18-33. Yesterday: . City: 20-27. Liverpool: 17-29. ' NSW: Hot N winds inland. Humid seabreezes. Storms in the: west. '. -' . The Seal Slight becoming moderate. - Low swell. Tides: High: 2.17 am (1.3m), 1.34 pm (1.2m). Low: 8.30 am (0.6m), 8.34 pm (0.5m). . Sunt Rises: 6.29. Sets: 7.50. Moom Sets: 12.56 FuU details, page 24.

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