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Page 3 The Herald, Thursday, August 2, 1979 Boat carrying refugees feared lost in typhoon By WILLIAM J. HOLSTEIN UTS collapsed on him. The typhoon collapsed dozens of squatter shacks, flooded many low-lying areas, toppled cranes and knocked out electricity, water and communication services across hong kong. Hope passed over Hong Kong and slammed into the China mainland but was reported losing strength quickly. Officials said they had no way to determine how many refugees could have been on the open seas, although 478 slipped into Hong Kong Wednesday before the storm struck. Marine police said 17 ships were tossed about in the harbor, eight of them colliding in four separate incidents. Hope passed over Hong Kong westward and was hovering over the Pearl River delta of southern China, where no reports of damage or injury were available. The storm system was so extensive that one 6-year-old boy was killed in a landslide in South Korea sparked by heavy rains. Tree limbs, metal roofing, awnings, potted plants and other debris flew through Hong Kong streets and richocheted off buildings. Parked cars were crushed by falling trees. The typhoon sucked windows out of buildings and flooded many homes. Officials said many of the flimsy shacks that serve as homes for immigrants from China were blown away. But the residents, evacuated as a precaution, were reported safe. A Greek registered container ship, the Argonaut, crashed into the famed Star Ferry pier, inflicting major and wedging itself into the sea wall. The Panamanian-registerd Lamma Island ran aground at a cargo handling pier. There were no reports of injuries in either incident. One ship's anchor damaged telephone lines on the bottom of the harbor running between Hong Kong island and the Kowloon Peninsula, knocking out cross-harbor calls. Western refugee officials said the typhoon meant almost certain death for any Vietnamese refugees caught on the high seas but no one knew how many boat people were being overrrun by the torrential rains, rough seas and intense winds. "We don't know how many refugees are in the sea but there must be some," one Western refugee official said. "If they are in small boats and they're caught in this typhoon, it is disaster." HONG KONG (UPI) Typhoon Hope smashed into Hong Kong with ferocious 150 mph winds today and marine police searched for- a boat carrying 408 Vietnamese refugees feared lost at sea. "I dont hold out much hope for them," a marine police spokesman said "if they are out to sea in that kind of a boat it will be a miracle if they've survived." Macao authorities pushed the refugee-crammed junk back out to sea Wednesday after accepting only a family of five, which included a pregnant mother. The boat, sail powered, was last seen headed toward Hong Kong. Officials said at least three people were killed and 123 injured in Hong Kong. The typhoon struck with incredible fury, tossing ocean-going freighters onto piers, crashing uprooted light poles through car windows and wreaking widespread destruction on the tiny colony. The Hong Kong fatalities included a 3-year-old girl who drowned when swept off her family's fishing junk, an electrician electrocuted by a cable knocked down in the storm and a 66-year-old man whose house Gas supplies are prices crisis. James Larocca, energy commissioner for New York, where the odd-even plan is in effect in only 10 counties, credited it with reducing the demand for gas. At the same time, the oil companies have increased the amount of gas they are supplying to dealers. Mobil, Texaco, British Petroleum and other companies all increased deliveries in July. By United Press International The frustration of waiting in long lines for gasoline is gone for most of the nation's motorists thanks to odd-even rationing plans and greater supplies of gasoline, but prices have risen sharply, according to a UPI survey. In the New York metropolitan area, for example, the average gallon of regular now costs $1.04, up 5 cents since the July 4th holiday and 17 cents since Memorial Day. But the gasoline supply has grown to the point that drivers are lining up at those stations that charge less than their competitors, the UPI survey taken Wednesday indicated. At the height of the current fuel Typhoon Hope, packing winds of 150 miles per hour, slammed into Hong Kong this morning and police feared that a boat carrying more than 400 Vietnames refugees may be lost. This picture shows some of the damage in Hong Kong as the storm neared the coast. UPI Photo) shortage between mid-June and mid-July 12 states and the District of Columbia had some type of rationing system. Most of the plans required motorists to buy gas on alternate days, depending on whether their license plates were odd or even. This system was devised ip Oregon during the 1974-75 gas shortage to stop drivers from topping off filling up even if they have more than half a tank of gas. Now, the survey found, two states have dropped their plans and all reported that the lines have largely disappeared. Rationing plans had their greatest effect in six Northeastern states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. They were the hardest hit by the 1 miiaua Vi PRICE SALE ALL SUMMER MERCHANDISE NOW REDUCED to Seven dead in riot over gasoline cost By Santiago Estrella Volez SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (UPI) The organizers of a taxi strike that touched off violence and mass arrests said today they would continue the work stoppage "indefinitely" to force the government to roll back on a 48 percent gasoline price increase. Seven persons were reported killed and 500 arrested Wednesday as cab drivers put up barricades, hurled stones at cars and buses and clashed with troops and civilian supporters of the government in several sections of Santo Domingo. Troop opened fire on protesters. 12 at Jasper's First Annual Strassenfest A Street Festival of Food, Drink, Entertainment, Good Company and Good Times 4 Big Event "Full11 Days August 2 thru 5 j) Dowvnfown Jcsper Thieman THt DEPENMBLES A THE PERFECT HIDE-AWAY 14.65 acres in Martin County; six miles from Boggs Creek. This land is mostly wooded and would be ideal for a cabin or permanent residence if you desire privacy. Priced Right! I Buyer can take over the payments on this residential LOT at Lake Helmerich Village in Oak Forest Addition. Call 482-6122 SPACE FOR EVERYONE SCENIC GETAWAY lovely lake front view, only a 2-minute drive from Jasper; all the comforts of home; furnished 2 bedroom mobile home with full bath; also attached screened-in porch; can use lake for swimming, fishing, etc. All combined with the beauty of nature. ranch style home with walk-out entrance to basement; patio deck off family room, 3 bdrms 3 baths, dining-living room combined. Convenient kitchen with dishwasher, trash compoctor and stove. All this and more on 1.5 acre lot in Loogootee.

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