Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 12, 1975 · Page 3
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Freeport, Illinois
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Saturday, July 12, 1975
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Page 2 Freeport (III.) Journal-Standard, Saturday, July 12, 1975 PEANUTS THE POWP6K rfUFF PER0V, BUT.HbUKNOldWMATHE- DI07HE TOOK BACK HIS FINISH: tHE RACE... T I PAID.HIM A DOLLAR TO PLANE, AND: CAN'T ;EV6N'6ET Ml' POLLAR 8ACK ?ECAU5E HE SPENT IT ALL ON COOKIES... ^r-r BLQNDIE DAISY, RUN UPSTAIP?S AND GET MY SLIPPERS, PLEASE ACTUALLY .THATS PRETTY GOOO-L AST TIME BROUGHT ME HAIRBRUSH DONALD DUCK Col. Morgan Gould Be Released ' * ^ Distribution BEIRUT, Lebanon (UPI) - Community leaders began distributing- food to residents of a Moslem slum Friday" iri'a first step toward meeting the demands of left-wing guerrillas for sparing the life of U.S. Army Col. Ernest R. Mor- ''""'' ""' HERB'S A NICE- FIUET FORTY CENTS ^ MISNON,ONL.V $ I ROUND STEAK }f5TILL{" ON VOUR < \\ORTM OF AND DON'T ASK WHY/ SMITH FAMILY BEETLE BAILEY I'M (5LAP .TO SEE Ll.6. CUTTING ONI ARABIAN OIL VEAH,. ANP I THINK THEY'RE OFFERING A FfZEE &BT OF NATIONAL LEAGUE WITH" EVERY" TANKER FOIL SNUFFY SMITH WHAT MAKES WE SAY A THING LIKE THAT, LUKEV? DflDBURN PORE HES ALREADV IN :; HIS SECOWT CHILDHOOD BUZ SAWYER ...TWO MEM IN RED JEEP. OWE MAY BE VJOUNDED. BOTH ARMED, DAMGEROU6... BUT WHEN THEY SEE YOU'VE BEEN SHOT, THEY'LL ASK QUESTIONS' THEY'LL CALL POLICE.' , PLEAS , THEVLL / Pl £ffi BLEEDING.. THINK IMA GONNA... PASS OUT. HEY, THEY JUST PASSED THE PHANTOM IF ANYTHIN<5.HAPPENS TO ME--OUK CHIEF WILL 5ENP A NOTE TO VOUR PRESIDENT TELLING HIM H/HO PA\P FOR THAT SHOT J YOU'RE NOT 6ETTIN& AWAY ALIVE.' I'M PUTTIN& VOU B6FORE A FIRING SOlWPf OH, GENERAL- SUCH'THREATS.' FUNKY WINKERBEAN • FOR IHffT.LET^S GO TD OUR ANCHOR W\AN»I SPOCT6 MEWS I PIPN'T . IVJAMT* - ... .. There were indications from several sources that the' 43-year-old colonel from Petersburg, Va., would be released within hours. "We believe Morgan will be released very soon but it is still very delicate and we cannot say anything definite at this moment," a source close to the case said. A group of gunmen, who have Identified themselves as members of the.Or- ganization of Socialist Revolutionary Action, took Morgan from a taxi in a Palestinian-controlled suburb of Beirut June 29 during a stopover on his trip from Pakistan to Turkey. They demanded vast supplies 'of food, clothing and building materials for a ; Mosiem slum area devastated by the r<£dent : figHting between Moslem and Christian militia troops in Beirut and4ts'suburbs/ After "first threatening to murder MorgaWby firing squad Wednesday, they postponed the deadline until Saturday"-.'*, ..'...'"' ., Morgan, -a black, appealed on a taped message for the United States to meet his captors' demands and not abandon him because of race. Two truckloads of rice and sugar pulled up to a loadoff point in the suburb of Karantina al-Maslakh and a crowd of slum dwellers clambered atop the burlap bags and flashed victory signs with their fingers. Community leaders said 12 tons of food arrived Friday and more was expected Saturday and for several days thereafter until the bulk of the 280 tons of food demanded by the kidnapers has been delivered.' * ;? v The community leader in charge of the distribution said it was being arranged "by, a gfbup of private wealthy ; individuals wW wish to see M6rean released." .. ;.',V: ••;:..-• --: The Egyptian Middle East; Nevwjj .Agency said the .United States, paid to*', .the ransom but that the Saudi Arabian * Embassy acted as a go-between. • ~' 'The U.S. Embassy declined coni- ment, as did the State Department. >; A dozen Palestinian guerrillas? armed with machine guns or automatic rifles surrounded the two trucks as they pulled up in a litter-strewn lot on the outskirts of Karantina, a sprawling shanty town of tin and wood huts. "This is from Morgan," one of them said, gesturing with his rifle .towards the sacks. "This shows that we have . brought the United States to its knees." Government Orders Modifications In U.S.. Widebodied Jetliners WASHINGTON (UPI) - The govern ment ordered U.S. airlines Friday to modify all widebodied jetliners within, the next two and a half years so that they can safely fly and land with a 20- square-foot hole in their cargo compartments. The action by the Federal Aviation Administration grew out of the Turkish Airline's DC10 crash near Paris on March 3, 1974, which killed all 345 persons aboard. It was the worst- single aviation disaster in history. />.'., That crash was caused by an improperly Jatched cargo compartment door that blew -open, causing an 'explosive decompression in the compartment that buckled the passenger cabin floor above and severed the plane's control cables. Acting FAA chief James E. Dow A Tax Collector Kills Himself At IRS Session SPRINGFIELD, 111. (UPI) - A tax..;, collector for the Illinois ; Department of Revenue admitted to alleged irregularities Friday and then shot himself to death before Illinois state Revenue Director Robert Allphin and four other tax officers. ..:...;:'. A spokesman for, the Revenue De? partment said that John H. Haynes, 57, who lived in Madison, 111., and worked out of East St. LouiSi was> called,"to ••/. Springfield after a private business complained of irregularities in his.han- dling of its case. Haynes met with his supervisor, Marcellus Floerke, Allphin, and three investigators in a conference room in the main revenue building at 9th Street and South Grand. The spokesman said a statement reviewing the meeting and the situation was read by Haynes.'Haynes acknowledged the alleged irregularities and asked what would happen. "He was told he would be suspended pending discharge after which facts about the case would be reviewed," the spokesman said. "At that point, Mr. Haynes reached into his brief case, pulled out a snubnosed .38 caliber revolver and backed up against the wall." ' "•'•: .-•'• Haynes asked Floerke to tell his wife that he loved her and then told Floerke he was a "nice guy." The spokesman said, "He then shot himself once in the, right temple." , ••The fatal shot was fired about 11:20 .? Haynes' job was. to collect delinquent taxes from businesses and individuals. The spokesman ''said all revenue, collectors are .called in, for questioning when taxpayers complain of mishandling or irregularities. TnVdepartment declined to say precisely what Haynes" had been accused •of doing. -•'•••• said the mandatory change was designed to combat more than just.the DC10 cargo door problem, however, and thus was being required for the Boeing 747 and Lockheed L1011 as well as for the McDonnell Douglas jumbo jet. .- ' . . :. . He said the FAA hopes the modification will safeguard the big planes against bomb explosions in flight, minor inflight collisions and shrapnel damage if an engine tore apart in flight - all accidents that could puncture the pressurized fuselage and cause an explosive decompression. "We have corrected the Douglas DC10 hatch problem, but the time has come for a common standard for all' widebodied aircraft which will ensur^ the safety of passengers in the event of. : severe fuselage damage," Dow said. The FAA directive requires that all • wide-bodied aircraft - those now in use and those to be built in theiuture -. make the necessary construction ad- 1 justments by December, 1977. Jetliners affected by the FAA order are the McDonnell Douglas DC10, the Boeing 747 and the Lockheed L1011, There are 275 of these planes in use. . HELD OVER—2ND SMASH WEEK FREEPORT THEATRE FREEPOKT'S ENTIRTAINMENT | SHOWKACE THIS IS THE CLIMAX. GENE HACKMAN FRENCH i CONNECTION TONIGHT Start 7P.M. 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