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   Yuma Daily Sun, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1973, Yuma, Arizona                             OH BEGINS FEB. 26 Rogers Will Head U.S. Peace Talks at Paris TICKET OFFICE ROBBERY? Mike Wuertemburg (left) and Joe Worthen, both vigilantes for the Yuma Jaycees, are so surprised over Jody Lucas' humorous reaction to a robbery, they couldn't go through the crime. The pair of desperadoes had planned to rob the Jaycees mobile ticket office located in the Yuma Mesa Shopping Center. Tickets are on sale for Saturday and Sunday's Rodeo. (Sunfoto) WASHINGTON (AP) White HOUM uid today Out Secretary of William P. Rogers will hod the U.S. dele- gation to the Park peace con- ference on Vietnam beginning Feb. 26. At the uroe time prnkfon- tiil press secretary Ronald Ziegler laid Dr. Henry Kis- singer, will leave Wednesday aboard a presidential jet for Bangkok on his way to Hanoi and Peking. In the Thai capital he will confer with the prime minister, Marshal Thanom Kittika- chorn, and other government leaders. Kissinger, President Nixon's foreign adviser, also will meet with three American ambassa- dors to Indochina Ellsworth Bunker from South Vietnam, C. Emory Swank from Cam- bodia and McMurtrie Godley from Laos. It was announced earlier today, in Washington and Hanoi, that the United States and North Vietnam have agre- ed on Paris as the site for the postwar conference. Kissinger will arrived in Bangkok Thursday, local time, and depart Friday afternoon for neighboring Laos where he will talk with Lao leaders on the prospects for a cease-fire. Then on Feb. 10 he will fly to Hanoi from Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Ziegler did not say where Kissinger would spend the interim between his talks concluding in Hanoi on Feb. 13 and the start of his meetings in Peking on Feb. 15. In Saigon, the South Viet- namese government announc- ed it has agreed to Paris as the site. The conference was agreed upon in the accord signed on Jan. 27 ending the Vietnam war. The 13-party conference is intended to guarantee an end to the fighting. In addition to the United States and the two Vietnams, the conference is to be attend- ed by the Viet Cong, by the United Nations secretary gen- eral and by representatives of eight other countries The Soviet Union, China, Great Britain, France, Canada, Po- land, Hungary and Indonesia. The last four countries are members of the International Control Commission policing the cease-fire, the return of prisoners and other elements of the peace agreement. Indications are that Secre- tary of State William P. Rogers will represent the United States at the conference, since the other countries will be re- presented by their foreign min- isters: The peace accord signed by Rogers in Paris last month stated that the international conference would be convened "to guarantee the ending of the war, the maintenance of peace in Vietnam, the respect of the Vietnamese people's funda- mental national rights, and the South Vietnamese people's right to self-determination; and to contribute to and guar- antee peace in Indochina." SUN ond ARIZONA SENTINEL 10 Cents Telephone 783-3333 SUN 70th ISSIM, 69th SENTINEL 277th Issue, 100th Yumo, Arizona, Tuts., _____________ Yuman in Nogafes Jail His Trial Here First POWs Due To Be Freed about Saturday WHAT IS IT? It's a bird feeder, of course. And Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Koeneke, wintering here from Humboldt, Neb., were some of thousands who went from display to display this morning at Senior Citizens Day on the Downtown Territorial Mall. The feeders were made by L.L. Smith, visiting here from Hoisington, Kan. (Sunfoto) Up to Waiting For Some Returning POWs SAIGON (AP) The chair- man of the international cease-fire commission said American prisoners of war to be freed in both North and South Vietnam would be hand- ed over about Saturday. Michel Gauvin of Canada, the chairman of the Interna- tional Commission for Control and Supervision told newsmen as he entered a meet- ing of the commission: "I don't have any specific time or date, but I know it's around the 10th for American prisoners." After the meeting, he ex- panded on this and told news- men: "There are no definite dates, but I understand Ameri- can prisoners will probably be rtlXljMStLmround the 10th of February, some of them, not aUyfrofti.Hanoi." Gauvin said he also under- stood that shortly after the first group of Americans is re- leased, Vietnamese prisoners would be freed or exchanged in South Vietnam. Gauvin mentioned two pos- sible sites for the transfer of prisoners held by the Viet Cong in South Vietnam: the An Loc area, 60 miles north of Saigon, and Phu Hoa, also north of Saigon. While Jackie Munoz stands trial on drug charges today his co-defendant, Juan Miranda Jr., is sitting in a Mexican jail. Munoz, 23, of Yuma, Miran- da, 23, of 1669 1st Street, and two Mexican nationals were arrested here 1971, in a narcotics raid that alle- gedly netted pounds of marijuana at 1644 1st Avenue. Today, both Miranda and Munoz were scheduled to stand a jury trial in Division ed him with possessing mari- juana. He is awaiting trial in a Nogales, Mex., jail in the Mexican federal courts. The FBI said five of the Mexicans arrested in the kid- naping plot were males under 30 years old. The sixth is a female of undetermined age. Sheriff Yancey theorized that the group kidnaped Miranda after losing the on a bad narcotics deal in which Miranda was impli- cated. chaiges of possessing for sale Jackie Munoz is represented WASHINGTON (AP) Some American servicemen re- turning from war captivity in Southeast Asia will find as much as waiting for them in back pay and allow- ances. On top of that, they are in line to collect possibly thou- sands of dollars more by claim- ing a special payment of for each day they spent in a POW camp. Each of the 562 U.S. military men listed by the North Viet- namese as prisoners has money piling up in an account draw- ing 10 per cent interest. The same is true for 55 men who died in captivity and who still are missing. In the case of the dead, Pentagon of- ficials said, the money likely will go to their estates. The accounts of the missing will continue to grow until the men are located or there is a formal finding of "presumptive officials said. Air Force records show that 79 men have accumulated be- tween and each in back pay and allow- ances. Another 247 men have from to to their credit. Similar information was not available from the other ser- vices, but their POW accounts should parallel the Air Force's. In general, officials said, the system works' this way: After a married man is cap- tured or becomes missing, his service automatically deducts 10 per cent from his monthly pay and allowances and sends the balance to his wife. The 10 per cent is placed in his account under the Uni- formed Services Savings De- posit system. At least 10 per cent is taken off the top of a bachelor's monthly check, too, but it is possible for his entire pay and allowances to be put into a USSD account, unless he allot- ted part of his monthly income to his parents or other rela- tives. Heavy Selling Hits Dollar The Weather Highest yesterday 74 Lowest this morning 50 Temperature at 11 a.m. today 66 High this afternoon 72 Wednesday 70 Low tonight 48 Relative humidity at 11 a.m. 51% FORECAST lo Wednesday night: Partly cloudy through Wednesday. Slight chance of rain this afternoon and tonight. Chance of rain 20% this afternoon and tonight, near zero Wednesday. LONDON (AP) -Thedollar was hit by a heavy wave of selling today and European state banks were forced to buy more than a billion dollars to defend the American currency. The dollar's slump on Euro- pean exchanges was good news for American exporters be- cause their goods were cheaper on world markets. But it was- bad for Europe. The huge amounts of dollars bought up continued to feed an already high rate of inflation. The price of gold shot up to an ounce in Paris from its close Monday of The West German Bundes- bank was reported to have bought billion in the first hour of trading. Chancellor Willy Brandt met with his eco- nomic and finance ministers and ordered the central bank to keep on buying. Dealers said the massive in- flux of dollars showed that dis- trust in the American currency continues. Frankfurt dealers said the wave of selling was "absolutely enormous." The Bank of England was reported zo have intervened in the market 45 minutes after the opening to curb a sharp rise of the pound sterling in rela- tion to the dollar. arid transporting marijuana. But Miranda was kidnaped in San Luis, Son., Jan. 3rd by six members of an alleged Mexi- can dope smuggling ring and held for ransom. Miranda's father, Juan Miranda of Yuma, was notifi- ed by the kidnapers that if the was not paid his son would never be.seen again. It is reported that at one point during the. 10-day ordeal the gunmen unsuccessfully came to Yuma to get the father. After the father became scared, Sheriff Travis (Bud) Yancey was notified of the kidnaping and extortion at- tempt. Mexican police called in the aid of the FBI and Yuma County Sheriff's Of- ficers and the caper was solv- ed. Six Mexican nationals were arrested and have been bound over for trial in Mexico on charges of kidnaping and ex- tortion, according to a spokes- man for the FBI. But Miranda was also held for trial. Apparently Mexican police found a small amount of marijuana in his car during their investigation and charg- in court this morning by attor- ney Ron McKelvey .while Chief Deputy County Attor- ney Wayne Benesch is prose- cuting. Superior Court Judge William W. Nabours will pre- side. Miranda will not be tried on the charges.pending here at this time according to the County Attorney's A defendant cannot be tried in absentia without the consent of the defense attorney. Miranda was represented by attorney Jeff Fritz. Also arrested in the October, 1971, narcotics raid here were Humberto Valdez, 24, Francis.- cp Angulo, 23, both of San Som Angulo was.found guilty..of! tr'anspprtirig mari- juana and sentenced to years in prison last June. Val- dez out on bond with Angulo, never showed for trial and is still at large. Corona Begins 25 Consecutive Terms Calif. (AP) Juan V. Corona has begun serving 25 consecutive life pris- on terms for the slaughter of 25 itinerant farm workers found buried two years ago in peach orchards along the Feather River. The Mexican national was sentenced Monday by Superior Court Judge Richard Patton while a crowd of some 250 young Mexican-Americans demonstrated in support of Corona outside the white- columned Solano County courthouse. One demonstrator was arrested for malicious mis- chief. The judge pronounced sen- tence in the largest mass murder trial in U.S. history after rejecting a defense mo- tion for a new trial based on charges of jury tampering involving a conversation be- tween a sheriffs matron and a juror the night before Corona was convicted. Patton also had defense at- torney Richard Hawk arrested in the courtroom. The judge ordered him to begin serving immediately 54 days of a total of 74 days in jail for contempt of court citations isssued dur- ing the four-month trial. Two prosecutors face seven- day sentences, which they were given time to appeal. All three attorneys were cited for violat- ing the judge's instructions that they not discuss any aspects of the case outside the courtroom. Inside The Sun Comicn..........................16 Crossword....................15 Editorial.........................4 Markets..........................2 News Quiz.....................14 Movies...........................15 Parker News..................3 Weather.......................16 Women............................S Stennis Is, Gravely III WASHINGTON condition of Sen. John C. Sten- nis worsened following new surgery today and a hospital spokesman said his chance of recovery "is considered grave." The senator was shot twice in a holdup a week ago. Yuma Visitor Killed in Crash near Winterhaven Some Said Cross Words About Our Crossword Yesterday's crossword puz- zle wns a real problem. It wasn't duo to nny special ef- fort by The Yuma Daily Sun, however. The problem wns canned by inixup in I he solver (Minels which apparently when thny were put together in Now York City. The correct ono for yesterday In being run today on Psge !1, Tho problem which became apparent with novernl Iphonc calls from puzzled crossword workers yesterday was solved this morning by a tologrnm from the syndicate in New York City. Tho diagrams for Monday (yesterday) and this Friday wore switched nl the paint of origin, Today's crossword Is on pngo 15. By LOREN LISTIAK The Yuma Daily Sun Robert G. Cocn, 27, of Laughlin, Nev. was killed last night when his 1969 Corvette overturned and its roof col- lapsed on U.S. 80 just west of the Andrade turnoff, A hitchhiker who wns Coen's passenger, James J. Gunset, 23, Now York City, wns injured. Both men were Inken to the Yumn Regional Medical Center. Coon wns pronounced dead on arrival and Gunsot was nil- mill This morning hospital officials listed Gunset's condi- tion as satisfactory, California Highway Patrol officers said Coen's citr WKH castbound traveling at a high rate of speed when it. went out of control and off the right side of the road, of control and off the right side of the road. The car then swerved left, crossed the road and ran along a dirt embankment for IBS feel before rolling onto its lop. "The car skidded on its top across the highway before coming to rat on Iho right sinV of the a patrolman said. Tho fiberglass top of the car completely collapsed while it skidded. Cocn was pinned in- side the car, Grnisct managed to crawl out and notify authorities. Gunset told officers Cocn wanted to go to Wintcrhnvcn from Yuma. However, Coen drove through Winterhaven without apparently realizing he had passed the town, Gunset said. Coen turned around just be- fore he got to the California Inspection Station. Ho was traveling nt approximately 100 mph when he lost control, Gunset said. Highwny patrolmen quoted Gunset as saying Coen h.id been drinking alcoholic bever- ages, Coen was employed by the California Edison Power Com- pany in the four corners area. Hill body WHS taken lo Dixon'a Yuma Mortuary. Coon's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gloason Coen, live in Bishop, Calif. TOP FLATTENED Officers inspect the wreckage of n 1969 Corvette that skidded on its top across U.S. 80 iienr the Andrade turnoff lust night. The driver of the car was killed. Sgt, Jim Moore (right) of the Winterhiwen substation has his head in the car, Others from left arc Ray Bell of Bell's Towing, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Ray McCoy and Winterhavon deputy Rufus Escalante. (Simfolo)   

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