Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on May 27, 1977 · Page 27
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 27

Greeley, Colorado
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Friday, May 27, 1977
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28 GREEI.EY (Colo.) TRIBUNE Frl.,Mav27.1977 Angolan revolt quelled LISBON, Portugal (DPI) Supporters of the Marxist government of Angolan President Agostinho Neto put down a military rebellion in Luanda today after several hours of heavy fighting, Radio Luanda said. It broadcast a communique saying the ruling Angolan Popular Liberation Movement and the army genera! staff fully backed the president and urged the military to return to its barracks. "The situation is under control," it said. The statement was broadcast shortly after government forces apparently regained control of the station by overpowering a mutinous MPLA faction that had earlier seized control. Reports from the capital said a rebel broadcast calling for "power to the people" was interrupted with the sound of fighting in the background in the early afternoon. Immediately afterward a new- announcer said: "Radio Angola is in the hands of the revolutionary forces supporting President Neto, the greatest leader of the Angolan revolution." Reports reaching Lisbon said Cuban troops backing Neto were patrolling Luanda in armored cars and searching the few civilians venturing into the streets for arms. The fighting broke out in the middle of the night when mutineers attacked the presidential palace to demand the release of two leaders of the MPLA's black nationalist wing ousted from the central committee and detained last week. Residents in the city said the heavy firing quickly spread to other parts of the city, as the rebels grabbed control of the radio station and began calling for a mass demonstration. Tension within the MPLA has been rising since the pro-Soviet wing purged army chiefs Nito Alves and Jose Van Dunen from the central committee. The move was announced last week after Alves and Dunen publicly complained about the growing Soviet and Cuban influence at all levels of government. A reporter for the Yugoslav news agency Tanjug said in a dispatch to Belgrade that trucks with soldiers could be seep, driving toward the presidential palace. He said Luanda was almost deserted except for military patrols checkingcars. He said there were a number of civilians armed with automatic weapons who chanted slogans like, "Long live the people, down with the enemies of workers and peasants." Cuban soldiers in Luanda refused to comment on the events, the Tanjug reporter said. Tanjug said Radio Luanda appeared to be controlled by pro-Alves forces. It said it was unknown whether they con- trolled other important institutions. The split within the MPLA has grown in tandem with mounting pressure on the government by three separate pro-Western guerrilla movements, which has created severe food shortages in the capital. Alves -- the best known military leader in the MPLA -has long been identified with the black nationalist wing of the MPLA as opposed to the dominant pro-Soviet Marxist wing. The political differences between these two wings have grown more pronounced as a result of black complaints that the Soviet wing was handing out too many top jobs to persons of mixed race. Kissinger seeks energy support Down fo the sea By EDWARD K. DeLONG WASHINGTON (UPI) -Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has begun a new kind of diplomatic offensive, taking the lead of an organization formed to mobilize grass roots support for energy conservation. Kissinger acknowledges there are few surface similarities between his new role and the foreign shuttle diplomacy that made him famous. But below the surface, he says, similarities are strong. Both international negotiation and the conservation drive involve persuading people to adopt a certain course for the common good, Kissinger says. In addition, he says, the United States must conserve energy if it hopes to maintain an independent foreign policy. Kissinger's new job puts him at the helm of the board of advisers for a new group called the Alliance to Save Energy. He told the board's first meeting Thursday that unless the United States learns to conserve, a small number of oil-rich nations will gain "disproportionate influence" in U.5. affairs. "It's essential for our domestic policy, and it's imperative for our foreign policy," he said. The United States Coast Guard training ship "Eagle" is silhouetted against a late afternoon sky as she sailed across Long Island Sound Thursday on her way to the open sea. The ship carried a crew of cadets from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London who will leam seamanship while aboard her for the training cruise. (AP Wirephoto) J Begin reconsiders on Dayan By QUAD GOZANI TEL AVIV, Israel (UPI) Menahem Begin's right-wing Likud bloc will reconsider the decision to appoint one-time war hero Moshe Dayan as foreign minister because of growing widespread opposition to the former defense.minister, Likud sources said today. The Likud's executive committee scheduled a meeting for Sunday, at which, the sources said, it may take a formal vote on whether to stick to Begin's decision to appoint Dayan. It shocked the political establishment and created a crisis for the right-wing leader. Dayan, 62, was quoted by the national, radio as saying he would accept a change of mind on the appointment. "He won't have any choice in the matter if Begin is forced to change his mind," one Likud source said. The decison to name Dayan foreign minister triggered outrage from liberal members _of the bloc and effectively stopped talks with potential coalition partners Begin, recuperating from a heart ailment, told reporters Thursday he picked , Dayan because of his international stature and because "we want high prestige for Israel in years to come." Dayan was quoted by the state-run radio as saying he accepted the offer because he thought "it is good for the slate." Dayan's nomination, despite the controversy over Israel's lack of preparedness for the 1973 Yom Kippur war when he was defense ·minister, also brought protests from parents of soldiers who fell during the fighting. Denouncing Dayan as an "amoral figure", a spokesman for a group of bereaved parents vowed "sustained action" to prevent Dayan's nomination from taking effect. "We shall launch a series of protests to avert the new catastrophe,"JosephLutenberg said. "They can't expect to spit in the public's face and get away with it." Lutenberg said he represented several hundred of the families of some 2,600 Yom Kippur war dead. . . Threats to Likud's coalition- forming efforts came from.the centrist Democratic Movement for Change and the National Religious Party, two,, major coalition prospects. _ Likud leaders had hoped to add the DMC's 15 seats and the "NRP's 12 to their own 43 seats ! and form a government with a comfortable Id-member margin in the 120-seat parliament. ' But the DMC leader, aS cheologist Yigael Yadin, Thursf day demanded that the Likud, announce publicly that it was, suspending all cabinet nominations .before his party would resume negotiations. i ·.. There was growing opposition within the dovish faction of the' NRP over Dayan's nomination,' despite the party's affinity to' Likud's hardline policies ori retention of the occupied West Bank of JFordan and establish- 1 ment of Jewish settlements in the territory. Attending school More than a dozen girls bring their babies with them to tor while the students attend classes. The program began three North High School in Minneapolis where the infants are cared . y ears ago. (AP Wirephoto) House, Senate each advance proposals for jobless youths By DONALD H. MAY WASHINGTON (UPI)-The Senate and House have come up with differing proposals for dealing with the high rate of unemployment among the nation's youth. The Senate Thursday approved 80 to 3 a bill providing about 200,000 jobs and employment training opportunities for young people, mainly between the ages of 16 and 23 during the next year and a half. It would include: -- A year-round Young Adult Conservation Corps in which 35,000 youngsters would work in national parks and forests for up to a year. It is patterned somewhat after the Depression- era Civilian Conservation Corps and an existing summer youth program. -- Community projects in which some 30,000 young people would perform work that otherwise would not be done, such as repairing low-income housing. 353-9007 92138th Ave. Cl., Greeley Security Mutual Life ATTENTION MR. BUSINESSMAN: Tax Deductible Life Insurance (Section 79) IS ALIVE AND WELL!! For more information call GLEN WALL -- A range of other programs including employment training in classrooms and on the job, counseling, job referral and transportation assistance. Some 138,000 positions would be involved, many for less than a year, so the number of youngsters participating would be considerably larger. The House on May 17 passed a bill containing roughly the same Young Adult Conservation Corps. The rest of the House bill provides for "demonstration projects" in which federal funds would be used to pioneer new approaches to the problem in localities. Some $125 million would be set aside for pilot projects in which youngsters who are in school or willing to return there would be given jobs after school and during the summer, ending up with a high school diploma or its equivalent and some work experience. More than 3 million youngsters 16 through 24 are listed as unemployed -- roughly half the nation's total unemployment. While the overall unemployment rate was 7 per cent in April, it was nearly 18 per cent among teenagers and 36 per cent among black teenagers. Sponsors in both houses said without special programs youth unemployment is unlikely to improve much even with general economic recovery, that it is a huge waste of human resources and a contributes to crime. Though the bills look very different, some aides say almost every type of program included in either one also could be done under the other, and that it should not be too difficult for a House-Senate conference committee to come up with a compromise bill. Lawnmower makers bemoan regulations; likely clog., more, frequently,'^ said ! a' report V.eleas'eoXby thej OPEL "Maintenance require-i ments will probably increase as; the new^its will be.substan-, : tially more complex.": !·'' | The report estimates that' consumer demand \vill fall as a[ result of the higher prices -- by; 35 per cent for riding mowers,; 20 per cent for garden tractors* and 20 per cent for walk-behind; equipment. ,, . 1 At the same time, said the "mower usin'g'pubiic'j will benefit- 1 from improved! safety: 1 " -: : - . l./vC 3 By MICHAEL J. CONLON WASHINGTON (UPI) -The lawn mower industry says proposed new safety rules will mean power mowers that cost more and cut less. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute said in a report released Thursday the cost of the cheapest walk-behind mower will go from $69 today to about 5104, an increase of 51 per cent, if the rules are adopted. Average-priced walk-behind mowers will cost 24 per cent more, it said, while the price for riding mowers will be up 36 per cent'and garden tractor's i4 per cent. Total cost to consumers: $371 million in higher prices. '· At the same time, it said, the mowers will not be as efficient as are the current ones, and Dennis Dix, executive director of OPEI, said "the idea of increased cost for decreased performance is going to be rough for consumers to swallow." The proposed rules, published recently by. the. Consumer Product. Safety Commission after years of study, cover such things -- ^as : ' better: '..-protection against foot or hand injury for the user and devices to shut the mower off when the user lets go of the handle. -. . The institute said one of the biggest factors in the increased consumer cost would be the shields necessary to protect limbs.from getting near the blades. "Mowers .will be more difficult to push and maneuver," will not cut as cleanly, will not bag as efficiently . and will Sheriff campaigns for gays . SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) San Francisco Sheriff Richard. Hongisto is!heading-to Miami this weekend .to campaign in favor of gay rights legislation. Hongisto said Thursday that he would be accompanied by Assemblyman Willie Brown, D- San Francisco, and they would spend a week making appearances supporting the homosexual community in Dade County. . The sheriff, who runs the. city's jails and provides deputies for the courts, accused Anita Bryant of "telling a very large and fundamental untruth" in her campaign against the legislation. "The implication is that gay people are child molesters, etc." Hongisto said in alluding to the singer's comments. "I think that's about the same as saying all black people are thieves." New tanker standards approved by Senate Bargain of fhe Week SCOnS FERTILIZER 1500sq.fl. 9000sq.ft. Turf Builder $.49 '11.87 Plus 2 5 8.95 '16.25 (Limit total of 4 bags per customer) WELCH Hardware and Home Center n M28tn Ave. 352-7493 By STEVE GERSTEL WASHINGTON (UPI) -Last December, the S.S. Argo Merchant ran aground and broke up near Nantucket Island, spilling 7.6 million gallons of heavy heating oil into the sea. Spurred by that disaster and what Sen. Warren Magnuson, D-Wash., called an "epidemic" of accidents, the Senate Thursday approved tough new standards on oil tankers coming into U.S. ports. The bill was approved by voice vote and sent to the House. Magnuson, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, said the bill "would set more stringent standards for all vessels carrying oil, regardless of flag, entering U.S. ports." The S.S. Argo Merchant, as are many oil tankers, was registered in Liberia. Magnuson said the standards "are generally accepted as providing greater navigation and vessel safety and enhanced protection of marine environment." The Senate, he said, was "familiar with the epidemic of tanker accidents which occurred during December, 1976, and the first two months of this year," but he said those incidents were "only the tip of the iceberg in tanker losses." The bill provides that all self- propelled vessels of 20,000 deadweight tons or larger carrying oil in bulk be equipped with a dual radar system, a collision avoidance system, a long-range navigation aid, adequate communications equipment, a fathometer and up-to- date charts by June 30,1979, Picturing your memories :: is what we do best. Kodak paper. Foragoodlook atthetimesofyourlife. , r ,,pIcture.pQc LtmalpHOTO CENTERS Greeley Mall -- Near Safeway fashion Right! -^ vJ Handsome white slip-on that goes well with almost any outfit. Easy to care for...wipes clean with a damp cloth. Moc-toe styling with a touch of metal. Comfortable rubber heel; long- ·wearing sole. Sizes D6 -11,12. A most handsome fashion! greeley mall^"

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