The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on April 7, 1975 · Page 9
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The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 9

Provo, Utah
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Monday, April 7, 1975
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Slow Drop Coming Mississippi Floods In Several Counties VICKSBURG, Miss. (UPI) Cliff "Doc" Burroughs watched the floodwaters of the Mississippi River slowly covering his 3SVacre soybean Farm and bowed to the inevitable. "We'll leave this time but we'll be back when the water goes down," said Burroughs, who operates the farm with his son about a mile north of the Redwood community, Sunday. "TOs is our home." Burroughs said water will get about four feet deep in his home if Mississippi River crest predictions hold up. He has lived on the farm since 1947. "I've seen it before," said Holly Bluff store owner Leon Lewis, noting water came into his store so high during the massive 1973 flood that "you could paddle a boat just right through here. We're still here." Kenny Willard, a farm mechanic who moved into the Delta area from New Albany with his wife and three-month- old baby about a month ago, moved his trailer to Yazoo City to escape the rising water. "It's rough," he said. "We hadn't been down here too long. But we'll come back when it leaves." State Civil Defense officials said emergency trailers would be transported from Greenville today to provide housing relief for flood victims in Warren, Sharkey, Issaquena, Yazoo and Washington counties. Warren County Civil Defense Director Kenneth Mclaughlin said, however, a "hangup" had been created by a state law that prohibits the spending of public money to improve private lands. He said an opinion would be sought from the state attorney general's office today regarding the law. "We're hoping of course that will clear the way for us and we can have them rolling in here by the first of the week," he said. "The law provides that you may not spend public money for improvements on private lands," he explained. "Of course, there is no public land that would be available to put these trailers on." McLaughlin toured the flood- stricken area of his county Sunday. He said evacuation of some 60 families from the Kings community north of Vicksburg and about a dozen families from the Lynville community just Two Iraqi Hijackers Executed TEHRAN (UPI) — Iran today executed two Iraqi hijackers, the government news agency said. It was the first time in aviation history that hijackers have been executed. The two Iraqis, who commandeered an Iraqi Airways Boeing 737 with 85 passengers and eight crewmembers from Iraq to Tehran March 1, had been condemned by a military court. Death sentences handed down by military courts traditionally are carried out by shooting in Iran, but the news agency did not specify the means of execution. The two men were identified as Puad Al-Qeitan and Tana Naimi. A third hijacker, also an Iraqi, died aboard the plane in a gunfight with Iraqi security agents. One passengers also died, and seven were wounded. The agents pulled their guns after the landing' at Tehran airport. The two surviving hijackers scrambled out of the plane in the confusion and surrendered to Iranian authorities. The hijackers had threatened to blow up the plane with all aboard and demanded a ransom of $5 million and the release of 85 antigovernment Kurdish political leaders imprisoned in Iraq. Show at 7:00 Hurry! Hurry!! Ends Tuesday! south of the city was continuing as rising floodwaters creeped onto access roads and threatened more homes. MEMPHIS, Tenn. (UPI) The Mississippi River reached a crest of more than six feet above flood stage at Memphis today and will begin a slow drop Tuesday, the National Weather Service said. A level of 40.3 feet was recorded at mid-morning. Flood stage at Memphis is 34 feet. The crest was just short of the more than $1 billion damage in seven states. There has been practically no flood damage in the Memphis area, despite the high water level. The city is protected by bluffs, so the river spreads out to cover flood-plain land on the Arkansas side. However, thousands of acres of farmland in northwest Tenessee have been flooded for weeks. Underground N-Blast at Nevada Site LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI) The third underground nuclear explosion of the year was detonated at the Nevada test site 100 miles north of here, with a yield of less than 20 kilotons, the Energy Research and Development Administration said. A spokesman for the administration said no radioactive material from Saturday's blast entered the atmosphere. The detonation was the 268th since the signing of the Limited Test Ban Treaty of 1963 and was equivalent to the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. Killings Flare In Ireland And Argentina BUENOS AIRES (UPI) - Sit young men killed by machine- gitis lay on a lonely dirt road. Overhead, a hand-scrawled banner identified them as members of three of Argentina's most powerful left-wing guerrilla bands. Police found the bodies Sunday near Ezeiza International Airport on the outskirts of the city. All six were lined up side by side and explosives were wired to their hands in an apparent attempt to .blast the bodies beyond recognition, police said. Tlie explosives did not go off. Monday, April 7. 1975, THE HERALD, Prove, Utah-Page 9 BELFAST (UPI) - A 30- year-old Roman Catholic on his way to work at a linen factory was shot to death today in Ulster's worst weekend of violence in two years that threatened the Irish Republican Army cease-fire. Police said the shooting of the worker at Mossley, about 10 miles from Belfast, brought to 11 the number of persons killed in less than 48 hours in Northern Ireland. launching MOSCOW (UPI) - The Soviet Union said today an attempt to launch two cosmonauts into space failed Saturday and their tiny craft made a perilous emergency landing in a snow- swept mountain region of Siberia. It marked the first aborted launching of a manned space flight in history. The Tass news agency said ground crews rescued Col. Vasily Lazarev and civilian Oleg Makarov and both men are now feeling well. The collapse of the mission, kept secret until today, came as a sharp setback to trouble-plagued Soviet space planners only three months before the scheduled linkup in space between American and Soviet spacecraft. Tass said the Soyuz craft automatically blasted apart from the third stage of its lifter rocket when the booster began wobbling above pre-set levels U.S. Puts low-Key' Pressure On Israel For More Concessions By United Press International the United States is putting "low-keyed" pressure on Israel to make further concessions toward reaching a second-stage accord in the Sinai Desert with Egypt, Israeli government officials said today. "Low-keyed but definite slight pressure is being put on Israel by the United States which is putting Israel in an uncomfortable position," one official said. Another official said that continued pressure by the United States on Israel "makes it more difficult for the Israeli government to rely on a continued U.S. friendship as a substitute for real and conventional strategic barriers." The officials said concern about this pressure was based on news leaks and reports on briefings held in Washington by Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. The officials denied newspaper reports that contacts between Israeli and American officials had been suspended pending the outcome of Washington's reassessment of U.S. Middle East policy. Israel earlier went on record saying it was prepared to make "significant concessions" toward peace if Egypt opens the Suez Canal as promised June 5. Cairo has said it may allow some cargoes bound for Israel to be shipped on the strategic waterway. "If Egypt seriously intends to open the Suez Canal to navigation, it would find Israel willing to move toward a settlement with Egypt —with significant concessions," Israeli Defense Minister Shimon Peres said Sunday in Tel Aviv. Peres did not spell out what the concessions would be and did not specify whether Israeli ships, rather than cargo destined for Israel on ships of other nations, would have to be allowed to use UK canal prior to concessions. CORAL THEATRE American Fork Show 7:30 p.m. "The Towering Inferno" HELD OVER! SHOWS AT 7i30 & 9:30 MAT. SAT. 2:00 P.M. [pc]mnnii MUM SKHIIII -:i ItM M!|rfc ill iiT N Wit* I 'V's four for fun and fun for all! Another Special Event In The American Film Theatre Season Of Special Events. Tuesday Only at 2 and 8PM. The Klv-Laiulau Orguni/ation Inc and Cincvision Lle'e ^ ' ~ Present .> • will) special appearances by Georgia BROWN Edward FOX John GIELGUD Executive Producer OttO PlaSChkCS Produced by Ely LandaU Directed by Joseph A film by Joseph Losey "Brecht's 'Galileo' is a distinguished piece of work.' —Saturday Review Tickets: $5.00Evenings. $3.50Matinees ($2.50 for Senior Citizens/Students at Matinees.) Available after AFT Season Ticket holders are seated. CQ MANN THEATRES zr, ACADEMY ••MB 373-4470 MARCH SPECIAL Big Boy Combo! The 0/7£//W/Double Deck Hamburger Chilled Lettuce Salad French Fries & Reg. Coke NOW PLAYING! SHOWTIME SttS Alan Arkin James Caan Freebie and the Bean CO-HIT JOHN SHOW 8:15 CO4IC HASIECWECt -HO«» Aip«i s/irufUMr Review -MELBROOKT FUNMBT , . *. :™ nster rint N.Y. TIMES DM tonriiit MMM fr*« M •I tWr fmt CNMdki THE FURTHER PERILS of LAUREL & HARDY MANN THEATRES HURRY! ENDS SOON EVES: 7:30-9:30 SHOWItOO Id-Car Hntiri CO-HIT': "The Man Who THE FUNNIEST STOCK-AND-BULL ADVENTURE TO EVER HIT LIVINGSTON, MONTANA! , *-^ UNIVERSITY © IN THE UNIVERSITY MALL DAILY AT 2:00-3:50 5:50-7:55 & 10:00 P.M. Abe is 35, Her son is 12, Together they re running away from home, ELLEN BURSTYN KRIS KRISIDFFERSON.N ACE DOESN7 LIVE HERE ANYMORE -UNIVERSITY | INTHtllNIVmsmfMAU. UNIVERSITY MALL CONT.FROM1t15P.M. ENDS TOMORROW!! TOPOL • Bertolt Brecht's -GMEO,.' " * YOU'VE SEEN THE DUKE IN ACTION. NOW WATCH HIM LOSE HIS TEMPER. JOHN WAYNE "BRANI\HGAN' ,,,,„ RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH JUDY GEESON • MEL FERRER 'JOHN VERNON • RALPH MEEKER • DANIEL PILON 'Exciting, stimulating, beautifully made. Topol is outstanding in a ton-fliaht enst " -Frances Taylor, TOp-Tlignt COST. Newho use Newspapers It's the real thing. Coke. BIG BOY FAMILY RESTAURANT 366 No. University, Provo University Mali, Orem (Offer expires 3/30/75) "Gena Rowland* is brilliant in the moat Important *ereen role there hat been for women in - —e-d-J' "Tn« »ewl 91 th* film I* the strange intense emotionally daring performance by Gona Rowland*, It 1 * • performance that women understand and re»pond to «nr*»*rve4ly/'-MoiiyHa3keii.viv» "Gena (lowland*' portrait the mo*l breathtaking •firton performance I can - MANN IMIAIHS1 _ IVIf > 7:00-9.30 •HOWS AT 6:30.9:00 ftLBERTFINNEY LAUREN BACALL ArCATIU CHRisnrs JACQUELINE BISSET JEANRERRECASSEL MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS VANESSA REDGRAVE RACHEL ROBERTS f HOWS 7iQQ.9iQO JSEASTCENTHH. ** sheila Levine } is every single girl who ever had to attend her younger sister's wedding. is dead and living in New »rk Produced by Harry Korshak Directed by Sidney J. Furie Screenplay by Kenny Solms and Gail Parent on Ihv novel by Gail fUrCQt Mvw&ovOb, Michel Lcgrand Technicolor"' Ponavision" A Htnmount Picture

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