The Circleville Herald from Circleville, Ohio on June 1, 1978 · Page 14
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The Circleville Herald from Circleville, Ohio · Page 14

Circleville, Ohio
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Thursday, June 1, 1978
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1 4 The Ci re levi Ile Herald, Thursday June 1, 1978 Students Finish Terms Soviets Like Czechoslovakian President Editor’s Note; The writer recently visited Czechoslovakia and was expelled after interviewing a member of the Charter 77 dissident movement. By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer BONN, West Germany <AP) - Soviet President Leonid I. Brezhnev’s visit to Czechoslovakia appears designed to shore up President Gustav Husak, plagued by a persistent dissident movement and challenges within his Communist Party. Western diplomats in Prague believe Brezhnev’s support is a major reason the 65-year-old Husak has stayed in power since the Kremlin picked him nearly a decade ago to roll back Alexander Dubcek’s liberal reforms. The Soviets, who keep an estimated 90,000 troops on Czechoslovak soil, want to emphasize their support for Husak as the 10th anniversary of their August 21, 1968 invasion draws near. “The Soviets are apparently quite satisfied with Husak,” said one Western diplomat. “He represents stability and continuity and that's what they want.” At the beginning of the year, unofficial reports reaching the West indicated Husak was under attack within party circles for his handling of the, stagnating economy and the Charter 77 dissident movement. One report said Husak actually resigned at one point but was talked into returning by pro-Soviet elements. Another claimed ultra-hardliners were lobbying to split the posts of president and party leader and relegating Husak to the less influential presidency. Although there was no confirmation of the rumors from official sources, Husak mentioned them in a speech last February on the 30th anniversary of the Communist coup. “There is no crisis here nor will there be,” he said. “Ijet the dogs bark. The caravan goes on.” One of Husak’s leading critics was said to have been Jaroslav Hejna, (IIIIDIU.N FINISH TERM — Students completing their first three terms are, from the left, Amy Stevenson, Beth Harris, Kristina Moats and Barbara Harris. Teacher is Judy Stout. Cop Answers Car Ad Captures Fugitive regional party secretary for southern Bohemia. Hcjna, 54 and a rising star in the party, was removed from his post and sent last January as ambassador to Bulgaria. A Western diplomat said Hejna and other party officials from the Czech part of the country were apparently upset over the amount of attention and investment the regime was directing to the Slovak areas. The government’s handling of the dissident movement has also brought criticism, both from hardliners demanding tougher action and moderates lobbying for a softer approach. When the dissidents published their first manifesto — Charter 77 — in January 1977, the government- controlled news media launched a campaign labeling the signers traitors, parasites and sexual deviates. But the campaign served only to publicize the charter, which called on the government to live up to human rights guarantees in its constitution and law codes. Despite some softening, the regime is still very sensitive about the dissidents and restricts their contacts COMPLETING THEIR TERMS — Adults finishing their terms at Studio One are, seated Jo Smallwood and Betty Miner and standing Roger Oiler and Dirk Warren. The students at Studio One have just completed their first three terms. The week of May 22 through 27 was designated “Parent Week.” During each class period this week parents, Branch Banking Bill Signed COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A much- debated bill that will allow banks to open branches in neighboring counties next year and in any county in 1989 was allowed to become law today without Gov. James A. Rhodes’ signature. Rhodes made no comment in his message to the legislature announcing the action. The legislation takes effect Aug. 31. Sponsored by Sen. Harry Meshel, D- Youngstown, the bill had been sought for years by Ohio’s larger banking institutions, but opposed by smaller banks. The community bankers claimed the legislation would allow big banks to move into their areas and eventually put them out of business. legislators completed work on the bill April 27 just before adjourning for a primary campaign break but not before a 90minute donny brook in the House. Representatives finally voted approval 57-36. The bill passed the upper chamber 20-12 last Oct. 20. Party lines were ignored in both votes, with rural legislators generally opposing the bill and urban legislators approving. The success for the big city bankers came on their second attempt at a law to allow for branch banking expansion. \N SIZES 10 to 20 and 14% to 24% friends and family of each student were invited to visit the class to hear them perform solo and ensemble and to see how this new and exciting way to learn piano works. Each student was then presented with a diploma of achievement and a musical gift in recognition of their efforts. Students participating were Chris Mullins, Nikki Geron, Mandy McGlone, Karen Lauper, Diane Wolford, Kalynn Lutz, Todd Featheringham, Ruth Rorick, Jennifer Moore, Amy Plum, Andrea Weaver, Amanda Zimmerman, Beth Smallwood, Ryan W'ilson, Jeff Dean, Del Brooks, Lisa Pontius, Jenny Adams, Tommy Huffer, Beth Crocker, Rachael Poetker, Cynthia Ackley, James Bay, Sherry Eastman, Becky Rorick, Dawn Lutz, Chris Frosini, Tonita Kohn, Anita Kohn, Uurie Stevenson, Kindra Gray, Kristen Stumbo, John Moore, Jimmy Hooks, Tyler Huffer, Craig McGlone, Mark Huffer, Amy Stevenson, Barbara Harris, Beth Harris, Gina Frosini. Kristina Moats, I .aura Thompson, Christine Elsea, Gina Pritchard, Lisa Hooks, Barbara Tully, Stacy Brown, Doug Eastman, Brett Kelchner, I^iura Theiss, Kimberly Younkm and Debbie Brooks. Adults completing the term were Marsha Schneider, Margaret Dean, Kay Egbert, Patti VanBuskirk, Betty Miner, Jo Smallwood, Janice Galbraith, Roger Oiler, Dick Warren Judy Stout, Carol Geron and Phyllis Johnson. U IXJ a. </» Q 3 DRESS SALE Missy & half sizes. Print, solids, two piece, one piece, jacket dresses. We need to make room for the fall merchandise. 10-20 14,/ j -24’/2 SAVE TO 4 5 “ \ ' 1 30 W Mam St Open 9 30 to 5 30 FOR OUR CANOPY TACOMA, Wash. (API — Police U. Erling Marvik, shopping for a second car, answered a newspaper ad for a 1970 Valiant. Iastead of buying a car, he found himself scuffling with an armed fugitive wanted on murder, rape and kidnap charges. Robert Carl Hohenberger, wanted in Louisiana and California, died late Wednesday of a bullet wound received during his arrest earlier in the day. Police said Hohenberger shot himself in the head with his own .22 revolver. Earl Averill, a spokesman for St. Joseph Hospital, said Hohenberger lived about 2*2 hours after doctors operated to remove bullet fragments from his brain. Marvik, head of the Tacoma police internal affairs office, said he answered an ad on Tuesday for a used car. Dressed in street clothes, Marvik, who had not identified himself as a policeman, visited the apartment where Hohenberger lived in a commercial, industrial section of Tacoma. “1 felt there was something rather suspicious about the situation,” Marvik said Wednesday. “It was a Louisiana car, he was living alone here, said he was broke, I just thought something must be out of place.” Marvik ran a computer check on the car Wednesday morning and found it was registered to Frank Henry Green, an alias used by Hohenberger in Morgan City, I^a., where he did odd jobs from December until he disappeared about two weeks ago. Marvik returned to the apartment Wednesday to arrest Hohenberger, bringing with him several plainclothes police who waited out of sight while he approached the apartment. “I told him I wanted to look at the car once more, he walked out of the apartment, I gave a pre-arranged signal and the others came in,” said Marvik. “I told him he was under arrest, he looked around and tried to run — tried to make a break. I grabbed him, wrestled him to the ground and the gun went off.” The lieutenant said he had not seen the gun before the scuffle, but knew from teletype reports that the man probably was armed with a .22 revolver. FBI agent Ray Mathis in Seattle said warrants outstanding against Hohenberger, 35, included first-degree murder and kidnapping charges in Louisiana and rape, kidnap and sex- perversion charges in California. Hohenberger, a drifter originally 474 841 1 SMART... SPORTY... BORN TO CHALLENGE; MERCURY ZEPHYR Z-7 Zephyr with 1 uxury {interior Decor Group BEFORE YOU BUY ANY NEW OR USE0 CAR SEE US FIRST! THOMPSON LINCOLN-MERCURY with foreign journalists. Policemen are periodically stationed outside the apartments of leading dissidents to keep tabs on their movements and visitors. This reporter was detained by police for more than an hour following an interview in Prague last month with Charter 77 spokesman Ladislav Hejdanek. Two days later the reporter was expelled. Sources said five signers of the charter were arrested Tuesday on the first day of Brezhnev's four-day visit, presumably to prevent demonstrations. Western observers in Prague say it is difficult to measure the impact of the dissident movement on the Czechoslovak public. Many young Czechoslovaks interviewed at random throughout Prague expressed support for the aims of the movement although none admitted to having signed its manifesto. Hejdanek told The Associated Press more than a third of the estimated 800 signers were workers, although he conceded that the strength of the movement comes from the intellectual class in Prague. from Indiana, was sought nationwide after the bodies of three teen-agers were found in Morgan City, I ¿a., late last week — two in a cylindrical septic tank and another buried about five miles away. Hohenberger was wanted on charges of kidnapping and raping a California coed late last year, shortly after he was paroled from a California prison. He had served several terms few- assault convictions. Hohenberger was working at a Morgan City welding shop under the name of Frank Green when he disappeared after two girLs were abducted from a shopping center on May 11. Tacoma police found driver’s licenses in the names of both Frank Green and Robert Hohenberger in the man’s Tacoma apartment. Thunderstorm Activity Is Dimishing By The Associated Press Most of the heavy thunderstorm activity that has been common through the midsection of the nation for several days was diminishing today. However, a few heavy thunderstorms were moving across Iowa into Wisconsin and extreme northern Illinois. Diminishing showers and thunderstorms ranged across extreme eastern Kansas into the Texas panhandle. Earlier tornado and severe thunderstorm watches for those areas were no longer in effect and flash flood watches and warnings have either expired or been cancelled. Seven tornadoes were reported Wednesday, including one southwest of Houlton, Kan., which killed two persons and caused extensive damage. A warm front continued to produce widely scattered thunderstorms in northern New England and other thundershowers dotted southern Georgia and northern and southern Florida, the Texas Big Bend and central Texas. 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