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Friday, July 2, 1976
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2 A-lowa City Press-Citizen Friday, July 2, 1976 m RIGHT FOR I GUESS I WON'T BE PLAINS AT IM81EP0N AFTER ALL...I JUST HEARP THAT THEV5TARTEP WITHOUT ME" iaff.Vt'mTHETlME PR VOL) RECEIVE THIS j LETTER, I WILL F BE ON A ' "W ATI?AlN HEAPING V for home y Negotiations resume for release of hostages on hijacked plane adviser to Palestine Liberation Organization chief Yasir Arafat, was on his way to Kampala to join in the negotations. In Nairobi, capital of neighboring Kenya, an Air France spokesman said a jetliner was standing by in case the hijackers released more of the hostages.. "We think there could be swift developments, but so far there is absolutely nothing to indicate any break in the situation," the spokesman said. Hostages freed Thursday by the hijackers said when the plane arrived in Uganda, three heavily armed Arabs were waiting to reinforce the four who had taken over the plane Sunday. "When we landed in Entebbe, a group of Arabs waited for us, and they brought a whole arsenal of guns aboard, including submachine guns, a Beretta pistol and rifles," said Gerard Tribandaut, a French communications technician. H ..-i'-'.rA' if1- ''&f:' YOU GUYS.'.' J . Jacques Choquette of Montreal said the Arabs also displayed a box they said contained dynamite to blow up the plane. Murray Schwartz of Los Angeles, one of 10 Americans among the 101 hostages released Thursday, said the airliner was taken over by three men and a dark-haired woman with a German accent soon after it left Athens on a flight from Tel Aviv to Paris Sunday. Reports from diplomats in Kampala indicated that two of the men were Palestinians while the other man and the woman were German. The plane refueled in Benghazi, Libya, where the hijackers released a pregnant woman passenger, then flew to Entebbe, on Lake Victoria 21 miles south of Kampala. , Air France said it did not have a complete list of names and addresses of the nine other Americans released Thursday. or thought she could beat it across the tracks, said a witness, Scott Hale. Hale, 21, Pella, said the woman took no evasiVe action. "I'd say she didn't see it" Hale said he and a member of the train crew checked the victims and found "the driver was still breathing, and we sent someone else to get an ambulance. But then we lost the pulse." Sgt. Dewey Jontz of the Iowa Highway Patrol said Mrs. Overton was northbound on N.E. 56th Street, and there was no evidence the woman tried to stop or any indication how fast she was traveling. The crossing is marked with warning lights and bells. Gene Miller, 46, Pleasant Hill, said he was on the other side of the tracks waiting for the train to pass. "There were two cars ahead of us, so I didn't actually see the impact. We were looking at the car that just made it across the tracks and were thinking 'who would be so stupid.' "That one made it across okay, but the second one didn't," said Miller. "Those lights were flashing and the train was not going that fast. There's no reason they shouldn't have seen the' lights." Engineer Homer Biddle, 56, West Des Moines, estimated the train's speed at 25 miles per hour at the time of the crash. He said he was on the right side of the engine and did not see the car before the collision. He said another vehicle had gone over the crossing just ahead of the Overton car. Biddle pointed at the flashing lights and bells. "People don't pay no attention to these signs." Gar-train crash kills five in family Pre-Citlzen photo That unusual looking car cruising through Iowa City belongs to none other than the "Grindstone Cowboy," in real life Jason Lee White, of Wentworth, Mo. Calling himself the poor man's version of the "Rhinestone Cowboy," White is touring the country playing and singing his original country western ballads as his contribution to the Bicentennial and hoping to reach the attention of Nashville, the capitol of the , country music field. The wooden horse atop White's 1960 model car bears quarters for eyes making it "part quarter horse." North Liberty water rate increase rejected Deeotfhs Gwendolyn Garlock Gwendolyn Potter Garlock, 48, of Davenport a former Iowa City resident, died today in Davenport following a lengthy illness. Services are pending in Davenport. Surviving are two sons, Allan Jolley and Matt Garlock, both of Davenport; her mother, Emily Potter, of Davenport; two sisters, Betty Funk, of Iowa City, and Aleda Allison, of Davenport, and four brothers, Ronald Potter, Dean Potter and Raymond Smith, all of Davenport and Dale Potter, of Bluegrass. Her father died earlier. H. Harlan Beik . LETTS H.Harlan Beik, 58, of rural Letts, died Thursday evening at his home following a sudden illness. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grandview Community Bible Church, with burial in Grandview Cemetery. Visitation has begun at the Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home in Columbus Junction. Mr. Beik was a farmer and trucker in the Letts area. Jean Beuter Mrs. Jean Beuter, 77, of Trenton, N.J., a former Iowa City resident, died Tuesday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Irene Fischer, of Morrisville, Pa. Also surviving are a son, Jack, of Levittown, Pa., and several grandchildren. Her husband, Chase Beauter, preceded her in death. . DAVID K.LONEY Democrats elect Loney chairman David K. Loney, an Iowa City fire fighter, Thursday night was elected chairman of the Johnson County Democratic Party. Loney, 33, was elected by the Johnson County Democratic Central Committee by a 30-12 margin over Tom Eilers, the party's county treasurer. Loney is a six-year member of the Iowa City Fire Department, serves as Johnson County weed commissioner and is president of the Iowa City Federation of Labor. He succeeds Douglas L. Smith, of 325 North Dubuque Street, who resigned effective Thursday. Smith earlier announced he was quitting the post primarly to devote more time to the presidential campaign of former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter. Loney and his wife, Jan, and their two sons live at 200 South Summit Street. In other action, Fredine M. Branson, of 1104 Tower Court, was elected vice chairman. She is chairman of the Iowa City Housing Commission and has been active in numerous Democratic activities. The committee also filled six seats. New members are Sylvia Kalnitsky and Julius Koefoed, Penn Township; Donald Riley and Anne Koerber, Precinct 20; Carolyn Flynn, Precinct 25; and Ron Bohlken, Precinct 13. Saying his major emphasis will be toward "electing Democrats" in the November election, Loney added that plans call for hiring a full-time county staff worker and, pending fund raising, opening a county Democratic headquarters. Davis trial rescheduled The trial of a 35-year-old Iowa City man on a charge of assault with intent to commit murder has been rescheduled for Sept. 20. George Edwin Davis, of 30 Valley Avenue, was charged Dec. 17 in connection with the beating of an off-duty Iowa City police dispatcher-clerk. IOWA CITY PRESS-CITIZEN A Speidel Ntwspaper Established 1KI 319 E. Washington Street P.O Box J40 towa City, Iowa S2240 Telephone 357. 3111 Published daily except Sunday. Second class postage paid at lowa Cit, Iowa. 52340. Subscription rates; By carrier. $3.50 per month in lowa City. University Heights, Coralville, Tiffin, Oakdale, North Liberty, Lake MacBride, Hills, Downey and Joetown. All other towns where carrier delivered, $3.25 per month. By mail on RFO routes in Johnson and adjoining counties $31 .00 a year. By mail where carrier service is available, $49.50 a year. All other mail subscriptions, $50.00 a year. ' Member of the Associated Press which is exclusively entitled to republish news originated by the ,f Press-Citizen. All other pubication rifhts are reser- f ved . I Neely said a proposal for the city to buy North Liberty Water Service, owned by Willis E. Miller of Kalona, fell through after the parties were unable to agree on tests of the private system. Miller was granted a rate increase in 1973; and at that time he said he serviced about one-third of the town. The rate was increased from a minimum billing of $1.50 for the first 1,000 gallons to $6 for the first 3,000 gallons. The municipal project, estimated at nearly $700,000, would link numerous users who now have private wells, possibly drill one additional well and construct a 200,000 gallon elevated storage tank. KALA, Uganda (AP) Negotiations resumed today for the release of the 110 passengers and crewmen of a hijacked Air France plane still held by pro-Palestinian extremists at Uganda's Entebbe airport. Most or all of the 98 passengers still held were Israelis or Jews of other nationalities. The hijackers released 148 hostages from other countries Wednesday and Thursday. Diplomats said French Ambassador Pierre Renard, Somali Ambassador Hashi Abdullah and Ugandan President Idi Amin were meeting with one or another of the hijackers on the runway near an unused terminal where the captives have been held since Monday. Abdullah spoke for the guerrillas, who claimed to be members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Renard acted for France, Israel and three other governments. The hijackers are demanding the release of 40 prisoners in Israel and 13 others they say are held in West Germany, Switzerland and Kenya. They threaten to kill the hostages if the prisoners are not delivered to them by 6 a.m. CDT Sunday. Israel, breaking a seven-year policy of refusing to give in to the demands of terrorists, agreed to negotiate an ex- change. "Israel is not declaring its terms, nor is it accepting all the demands of the hijackers," Transport Minister Gad Yaacobi said in Tel Aviv. This was an indication his government would try to reduce the number of prisoners it would free. Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin met with his chief cabinet ministers through the night. Diplomats in Kampala said they believed Hani el Hassan, a top political County appeal on budget lid approved Johnson County has received official notice that its appeal has been accepted for relief from the state's new 9 per cent budget growth limit, County Auditor Dolores Rogers reported today. Mrs. Rogers told the board of supervisors that notice from the State Appeals Board was received earlier this week and that she will calculate county tax levies on the basis of the higher fiscal 1976-77 budget figure. However, Iowa City officials have indicated that the city's budget appeal, which has been rejected, may be brought before the Appeals Board again, she noted. Consequently, tax levies cannot be prepared for Iowa City residents until the city's budget is made final, Mrs. Rogers said. The state's new property tax law would have required that the county cut nearly $300,000 from its $10.3 million 1976-77 budget, had the county's appeal not been granted. ' Budgets for the 14 county funds covered by the new law exceeded the 9 per cent growth limit by $298,898, but county officials appealed on the basis that the total county tax asking for the new fiscal year is down more than 4 per cent, to about $4.6 million. The total county budget includes 28 separate funds. Botello transferred A 36-year-old Cedar Rapids man being held in the Johnson County jail on a charge of assault with intent to commit murder was ordered transferred to the Iowa State Penitentiary at Fort Madison today. Joseph Frank Botello, charged with stabbing 16-year-old Larry, D. Yanausch, of 623 East Burlington Street, was ordered transferred "for safekeeping" by district judge Ansel J. Chapman following disturbances in the Johnson County jail Thursday. Botello pleaded not guilty to the charge Wednesday, but created several problems for jailors Thursday. According to one jailor, Botello broke several windows in his cell Thursday morning, and, later in the day, shredded a new mattress and plugged up plumbing fixtures in his cell resulting in the flooding of that floor of the jail. Botello's trial is scheduled for Aug. 16. DES MOINES The Iowa State Commerce Commission (ICC) has rejected a proposed rate increase for North Liberty Water Service, Inc. The service is .a privately owned 3ystem, separate from a municipal water utility currently on the drawing boards. Marion R. Neely, the city's attorney, today said plans and specifications are being drawn for the municipal service and bids are expected to be in by late August or early September. ICC Chairman Maurice Van Nostrand said revised rates for the private utility were rejected because of failure to provide evidence that the proposed rates are "just and reasonable." The proposed increase, filed with the ICC May 3, was designed to produce added annual revenues of $4,300, a 33 per cent increase. The increase was to have gone into effect Thursday. The ICC announcement said the utility did not, however, file "supporting evidence of any kind." "A utility subject to regulation has the burden of coming forth with evidence to prove its proposed rates are just and reasonable," the ICC said. PLEASANT HILL, Iowa (AP) "She either didn't see it coming or was trying to beat it." That was a witness' assessment of a car-train crash Thursday that killed live members of a Des Moines family. Mrs. Patricia Overton, 46, and four of her 11 children, were on their way home from swimming about 5 p.m. when her car was struck by a Rock Island freight northeast of the Des Moines suburb of Pleasant Hill. Polk County Medical Examiner R.C. Wooters identified the other victims as David, 12; Michael, 7; Alvin Jr., 4, and Sarah, 2. Mrs. Overton, whose husband, Alvin, is a Des Moines police officer, either didn't see the 56-car train approaching County eyes flood insurance The Johnson County Board of Supervisors may decide next week whether to apply to the federal government for eligibility status for federally subsidized flood insurance. The status would make county residents eligible to purchase the insurance, which is available through private agents, county officials explained. - Representatives of the zoning administrator's and county attorney's offices told the supervisors today the county now meets "most", requirements for eligibility set forth under the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968. Assistant Zoning Administrator Judson TePaske said the zoning office would be required to provide maps designating specific areas as flood plain, and show that the county has adequate land-use controls designed to reduce future flood losses. The board may vote next Friday on a proposed resolution authorizing the zoning administrator to prepare the application to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Supervisor Chairman Robert Lenz indicated. TePaske said the zoning office would prepare flood plain maps, gather information on existing flood plain uses, inventory buildings on flood plains and submit "annual reports" on the county's progress "in the development and implementation of flood plain management measures," if the county decides to seek eligibility status. The city of Iowa City has been granted eligibility status for a number of years, city officials said today. NOTICE So that our employees may enjoy the holiday, we will be CLOSED SUNDAY, JULY 4. We will be OPEN MONDAY, JULY 5 Noon to 5 p.m. A FORECAST FOR THE FUTURE ...ISN'T ENOUGH PROTECTION SATURDAY, JULY 3 SogHtoriot, November 23-Dectmber 21: A plon moy have to be postponed. If you have unexpected guests, be gracious. If single, a dote for evening can bring you a new problem to solve. Capricorn, December 22-January 19: The day can be filled with happy little things. You'll like a new hobby. Your affluence allows you to buy equipment that is needed. Aquariu., January 20-Februury 1, you are not sociable enough and probably won't take the trouble to try to correct this. You ore very friendly but with very few people. Piscei, February 19Marcli 20: A party you plan for tonight can work out well. It is good to introduce some of your friends to others. Aries, More 21-April 20: Telephone calls can be interesting and full of promise. Don't hesitate to fall in with the suggestions of a new acquaintance. Tom, April 21 -May 20:' Be willing to toke instruction from another. You moy attend some kind of organizational meetings this evening Do not be angry if your vote loses. Gemini, May 21-Jvae 20: You may have to make , yourself do chores thot do not go along with your tastes. You'll be reworded for what you do. Attend a party but don't stoy late. Cancer, Jim 21-July 22: If married, your lifemate moy finally succeed in inducing you to quit on unhealthy habit. You can go through some bad times in the next few days. Leo, July 23-Auguit 22: You can become nervous about the attitude of a young relative. You may be in the wrong ond you know it well. Heed your conscience. Virgo, August 23-Seatember 22: Avoid asking for favors. You could be embarrassed if turned down. Do not weor out your welcome in anyone's home. Handle an evening date with true affection. Ifcra, September 23-October 22: You moy be easy to deal with today. You're in an obiective mood ond easy to talk to. Try to fulfill the wishes of another person. Scorpio, October 23-Noveaiaer22: A good day tor doing as you wish. You may shop tor accessories, want to glamorize your appearance. A good day to buy unusual jewelry pieces.- RUSS MISHAX INSURANT ! LAACCOUNT 6 REGULAR ACCOUNT EARNS COMPOUNDED QUARTERLY ! DAILY INSTANT INTEREST ! Open with just S500 and keep at Invest as little as $5.00. This account least this amount to earn 6'4 . pays you 6 interest from day of Interest paid daily from day of investment to day of withdrawal, investment. 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