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Petit: a step closer Music Festival at to his highwire walk Lake Placid Club Friday August 16,1*74 ADIRONDACK Dally ENTERPRISE. Saranac Lake, N.Y. Page 5 NIAGARA FALLS, NY. (UPI) - Philippe Petit might be a step closer to making his highwire walk above Niagara Falls. But Petit might have also picked up a piggy-back passenger for the tightrope performance. Henry Brown breaks out, recaptured NEW YORK (UPI) — Reputed Black Liberation Army leader Henry Brown, who has told police they \can't stop\ him from breaking out of prison, was shot by a guard after he and two other alleged members of the group over- powered two guards at the Brooklyn House of Detention Thursday. Brown, 25, Melvin Kearney, 23, and Pedro Monges, 25 were captured by correction of- ficers shortly after they managed to free themselves from handcuffs and over- power two guards ac- companying them back from court appearances. According to a Corrections Department spokesman, all three bounded across the jail yard to a 30-foot-high chain- link fence, where Brown and Monges climbed to the top under a hail of bullets fired by officer Alexander Arrighi. Brown was gzed in the right shoulder and fell back into the yard with Kearny. Both men gave up. Brown was treated at the facility for the wound, Kearny was not hit. Monges made it over the fence and an adjoining stone wall, jumped to a street below, and ran off pursued by dozens of corrections officers who were in the neighborhood to pick up their pay checks. He was captured a few blocks away. The incident was the latest in a series of escape attempts in the last year by Brown, who told police, \I will escape, you can't stop me.\ Last Sept. 23, while awaiting trial with Kearney for the 1972 ambush-murders of two city police officers, Brown escaped from a Kings County Hospital clinic. He was recaptured Oct. 3 in a Brooklyn tenement and later acquitted on the charges. Brown has been sentenced to a 25-year prison term on an assault with intent to kill Conviction stemming from a 1972 Shootout with police in St. Louis. He is being held in the Brooklyn jail on charges in connection with his escape from the Brooklyn clinic. A Canadian businessman Thursday suggested that the French aerialist make his walk above the falls from private property. Albert Watson, whose firm owns the Skylon Tower, said the company has offered Pettit use of its Canadian property overlooking the falls to anchor one end of his tightrope for the walk across the falls. it seems to me that if Petit can find private property on the United States side close to the falls that he could anchor the end there and no per- mission would be required from the local government authorities,\ Watson said. That governmental permis- sion this week became the major stumbling block bet- ween Petit and his lifelong dream of walking on a high- wire above the falls. After warming up for such a walk with a 1,350 foot highwire performance above the streets of Manhattan, Petit visited the falls for the first time this week. But he was told by govern- ment officials that he would need the approval of U.S. and Canadian authorities before he could make his walk. And a government spokesman said the official policy in the past has been not to be part of \suicide.\ Watson criticized govern- ment officials for their \myopic thinking\ regarding Petit's proposal. He said his company views the walk as a \refreshing and welcome proposal that will only add to the popularity of Niagara Fails as a unique place to visit.' 1 Watson said his company is so enthused about Petit's project that Byron, Cox, the firm's public relations director, has volunteered to be carried on the diminutive aerialist's back during the crossing. Such a performance would be reminiscent of the highwire walk of Blondin just down- stream from Niagara Falls more than a century ago. As he crossed the tightrope, Blondin carried his manager on his back. Watson said Cox and the company are already working on getting Cox insured for making the piggy-back cross- ing. \We wouldn't go to all this trouble unless we were seri- ous,'* he said. •*•¥ MANSFIELD SETS RECORD WASHINGTON (UPI) — Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield has established a service record for Senate leaders. Mansfield has been Senate Democratic leader for 13 years and 225 days. The old record, 13 years and 224 days, was held by Sen. Joseph T. Robinson, D-Ark., who served in the late 1920s and 1930s as both majority and minority leader as control of the Senate shifted from Democrats to Republicans t \ STEPHEN S. STARKMAN will appear this Saturday at the Lake Placid Club. Letter carriers threaten strike 5U-A1TLE, Wash. (UPI) - The National Association of Letter Carriers Thursday threatened \job action,\ including a possible illegal strike, if the Postal Service goes through with proposed changes in job requirements for those delivering mail. The association, at its an- nual convention, said it was unhappy because of a space- and-time experiment being conducted by the Postal Service in Kokomo, Ind., and contemplated as national policy. \The Kokomo Plan would make automatons out of letter carriers,\ said a spokesman for the letter carriers. \Your friendly mailman would become a robot. The Lake Placid Club will host seven young artists from ages 13 through 21 this coming weekend in a Saturday and Sunday night Youth Festival of Music. Appearing with the Lake Placid Club Sinfonietta, Car Eberl conducting, in the Club's Agora Theatre Saturday night are three young violin virtuosi from the classes of Ivan Galamian, Sally Thomas and Margaret Pardee at Juilliard's nearby Train derails in Belgium LUTTRE, Belgium (UPI) — A Brussels-bound train jumped the track Thursday night, smashed into a bridge over a canal, and burst into flames, killing or injuring nearly all persons on board, railways officials said. Police said most of the dead and injured were Belgians. Hospital spokesmen said 15 persons were killed. Another 84 were injured. A railway spokesman said there were only about 100 persons in the eight-car train. The train, traveling from Charleroi, a coal mining city in central Belgium, to Brussels, careened off the tracks as it crossed the Sambre Canal bridge, 38 miles south of Brussels Thursday evening. The first three cars of the train crossed the bridge without mishap, but the fourth car leaped off the track, landing upside down on a small narrow road near the canal below. The fifth car smashed into the superstructure of the bridge, wrenching doors off the car, causing the overhead electric apparatus to collapse and setting it ablaze. The remaining cars slammed into the back of each other. Police kept a large crowd of spectators well away from the scene for fear more cars would tumble down or the sagging bridge give way. • Unhurried ...No Wait Golf! • 18 Holes of Scenic Championship Golf • Regular Daily Greens Fees — $8 • After 3 P.M. Green Fees — $3 • Electric Carts • Refreshments in Our Clubhouse NIGHTLY ENTERTAINMENT! Spacious Terraced Lounge Overlooking Lake Placid • Large Adirondack Fireplace • Society Band • Coat and Tie Required After 6:30 P.M. \Whiteface... Unlike Any Resort in North Americar Meadowmount School of Music. Receiving cash awards of $200 each, as recipients of the Paul White Scholarship Award, and appearing as soloists in three violin concerti with the Sinfonietta are 13 year old Todd Phillips from Pittsburgh, Penna., per- forming Mozart's Third Viplin Concerto in G major. 17 Year old Bettina Mussumeli of Babylon, LI, NY in a per- formance of J.S. Bach's A Minor Violin Concerto and 16 year Stephen Starkman of Tampa, Fla. performing the dazzling D Minor Violin Concerto of Henri Wieniwski. Sunday night's concert will feature local as well as visiting talent. Starring in the rarely heard Donizetti Con- certino for English horn and Orchestra will be Lake Placid's own Dorothy Darlington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Darlington, and recently graduated from the Eastman School of Music. Miss Darlington is slated to play oboe and English Horn this coming season with the Costa Rica National Sym- phony. Appearing on the same program will be 2 sisters, 17 year old Catherine and 20 year old Gretchen Van Hoesen. Catherine will solo in the first movement of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Gretchen will be heard as harp soloist in two works by her Juilliard School teacher, Marcel Grandjamy. Completing the Sunday roster of young arists will be Mezzo-soprano Susan Titone, 21 year old bride of the Sinfonietta's 23 year old trumpeter Richard Titone. Mrs. Titone will sing \Amour viens\ from Saint-Saens 'Samson and Delilah\ and the \Seguidilla\ from \Bizet's \Carmen\. Saturday night's concert is scheduled for 9 p.m. and Sunday night's concert is\ scheduled for 8:45 p.m. Both concerts will take place in the Clubs Agora Theatre and are open to the public without charge. ukftei Conservation Comments ByPaulKeUey It woukTbe nice if we could announce the waterfowl hunting regulations at the same time that the other small game seasons are announced. Waterfowl seasons, however, involve not only New York, but other states and the federal government, and must all be coordinated by the Bureau of Sports Fisheries and Wildlife as authorized in the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. To better understand the working behind these complicated regulations, let's quickly see what goes into establishing the waterfowl Basic to all the survey.: and current studies are years of data which has been compiled on waterfowl populations, the effect of various types of regulations on the waterfowl kill and the effects of weather and habitat conditions on the productivity of waterfowl. The first item that is sought is the waterfowl kill by hun- ters during the previous season. This is an ongoing study based on questionnaires sent to selected hunters, and on wings of waterfowl turned m by hunters. It is usually early July before this in- formation for the country has been consolidated. Between mid-winter and mid-July a series of in- ventories of waterfowl populations are taken by air. Flights over wintering grounds help determine the carry-over population which will be able to return to breeding grounds. Then during May prairie nesting grounds are flown to see just how many are actually on the breeding ground and how many of them are nesting. Because water is so im- portant to waterfowl, you can't just assume that if a known number of birds went back to the breeding grounds, that they all are breeding. Habitat conditions on the breeding grounds can made a great difference in how many will actually nest. The condition of the range is an indication of the expected survival but in late June and early July the same routes are flown over the breeding range to see what has really oc- curred. About mid-July all the above data is finally available for the Regulations Com- mittee of the Bureau of Sports Fisheries and Wildlife to study and use as a base for drawing up its proposed regulations, which they must have ready to present to the Waterfowl Councils about August 1. Each Flyway Waterfowl Council consists of the directors of the appropriate state and provincial wildlife agencies as voting members, and such other groups as Ducks Unlimited, The Wildlife Management Institute and the Audubon Society as non-voting members. At this meeting proposed regulations are presented and any agency wishing to make recom- mendations may do so. Following the long debates and presentations that usually occur at Council meetings, the Regulations Committee must quickly come up with \the framework.\ This consists of a list of restrictions and op- tions within which each state Commencement talk ALBANY, N.Y. (UPI) - Graduates of the latest State Correctional Services Academy heard their com- mencement address in Spanish —and understood it. The address, delivered Thursday by class spokesman Joseph C. Prehoda of Elmira, was made possible by a new conversational Spanish pro- given in Spanish gram at the academy. The Spanish classes have been added to the academy's 13-week training course for corrections officers because more than 15 per cent of the inmate population of the state's prison system is of Spanish heritage, a spokesman said. r/» LAKf PIAOO. NMV YMK TONIGHT thru MONDAY AUG.15-AU6.19 Tht Center Theatre Company in Rodg«rt'and H«mm«rst»in't' CAROUSEL Curtain 8:30 P.M. Tickets $4.00 Students A Senior Citizens $3.00 For Reservations & Info Dial 523-2512 must set the best season for its chicks, wetlands and water- fowl hunters. These include such things as the earliest and latest dates a season may open, options on bag limits and season length, penalties for split seasons and options on special seasons, such as on scaup. According to the game plan, the \framework\ must be subsequently offered as an option to states in three of the four flyways. Basically, the system is one method of determining when the daily bag limit of ducks has been filled. Each species or sex of duck is assigned a number or point value, and the daily limit is reached when the total points equal or exceed 100. However, the birds must turned over to the various be counted in the order they states on the second Friday of are bagged August. That was August 9; in just 10 days the wildlife 10 days the agency of the state must make its decision and # advise the Bureau of Sports Fisheries and Wildlife. This is where we stand today (August 15). Before this is done, the Department of Environmental Conservation will meet with the Waterfowl Committee of the New York State Con- servation Council, advising them what it feels are the best regulations for the State and seeking any suggestions that they may have before making final recommendations to the Commissioner. This meeting will be held Sunday, August 18, at the John Milton Motel, Syracuse, (off Thruway exit 35), begining at 9:30 a.m. The morning session is open for public par- ticipation. The Department must report its choice of seasons to the Bureau on the following day. The primary responsibility mandated to the Department is to give adequate protection to the waterfowl. Since there are three main factions of waterfowl hunters and only 45 to 60 days of hunting available, it is impossible to make everyone happy every time. The\ Department of En- vironmental Conservation is currently considering which of the options it will select to set the 1974 waterfowl season in New York State. The Department received the framework from which it must select its season from the Department of the In- terior's Fish and Wildlife Service on August 9. New York must make its selection by August 19, following con- sultation with sportsmen's representatives of the Waterfowl Committee of the New York State Conservation Council. One of the seasons under consideration would include adoption of the so-called \point system\ of setting bag limits. The point system is a technique invented by a waterfowl hunter to take maximum advantage of abundant species while of- fering greater protection to those waterfowl in short supply. John Rose, a Minnesota sportsman, originated the point system idea in 1966 as an alternative to increasingly complex and confusing waterfowl regulations. It was tried in Colorado in 1968 and The 1973 point values were assigned in four categories: 1. No season — canvasback, redhead 2. 70 points - black duck, wood duck, hooded merganser, female mallard 3. 10 points — blue-winged teal, scaup, widgeon, sea ducks, common and red- breasted merganser 4.25 points — all other legal species and sexes A daily limit could consists of from 2 to 10 ducks, depending on the order they are bagged. For example, a hunter could shoot a black and a woodie (140 points) and say \I got my limit.\ But getting nine widgeon (90 points) would still be short of a 100 point total. This hunter could legally shoot nine scaup and then a black (160 points), but could only take three scaup if he shot the black duck first (100 points). Remember, the ducks must be counted in the order they are shot. There are distinct ad- vantages to the system. Surveys from other states indicate waterfowlers enjoy the \game.\ Unintentional violations may be reduced, because even if totally unable to identify waterfowl, a hunter still could shoot any two ducks legally (except canvasback or redhead). And there is built-in incentive to improve iden- tification abilities. If our hunter can identify ducks on the wing, and is willing to pass up high point birds, his potential daily limit is ten. Waterfowl managers like the . point system because hunting pressure on a species of sex of duck can be changed by manipulating the assigned point value. This helps protect relatively scarce species while permitting optimum use of those which are abundant. The greatest apparent disadvantage of the point system is the case with which hunters -may reorder their take of ducks to stay below 100 points as long as possible. However, field checks in- dicate no more than 2-3 per- cent of hunters actually take more than a legal limit through reordering, How would the point system affect New York duck hun- ting? In the upstate zone, where high point birds comprise two-thirds of the annual harvest, the average daily bag may be reduced. However, this reduction might be offset by a greater selection for low-point ducks and in- creased enjoyment of the hunting experience. In the Long Island zone, high point ducks comprise only one-third of the annual harvest. The point system would possibly result in higher average bags, plus reduce hunting pressure 0\ black ducks. In 1973 the Fish and Wildlife Service offered New York the point system option, but coupled with a uniform statewide season. 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