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Albert Lea Sunday Tribune (Newspaper) - May 7, 1972, Albert Lea, Minnesota The Tribune unsuccessful Effort a Fri agents armed with High powered rifles and Scopes Board a Pursuit plane at Dulles International Airport Friday in Washington . Prior to the second Takeoff of a hijacked Eastern airlines Jet. Up telephoto hijackers hit 2 airlines by the associated press a skydiving Hijacker armed with a pistol bailed out Over Central America today apparently Richer by $303,000 he extorted from Eastern air lines while a second american passenger Jet was forced to Fly to Cuba. The disappearance of the armed Vietnam Veteran who had demanded the Ransom and six parachutes brought to an end a hijacking that had begun Friday in Pennsylvania. Herman Vales Sosa commandant of the Airport at Merida Mexico where the Eastern 727 Jet finally landed quoted the fatigued Crew As saying the Hijacker had left the plane near san Pedro Sula in Honduras about 760 Miles Southeast of Mexico City. Details of the final stage of the 21-hour Marathon hijacking were sketchy. Earlier reports said the Man had bailed out Over the Jungle near the Border of Mexico and British Honduras. The sky pirate boarded the Jet in Allentown pa., and after two stops at Washington a Dulles Airport and one in new Orleans la., he directed the plane toward British Honduras. During the Stop at new Orleans be traded the original three engine Jet by then reportedly hobbled with a Hydraulic problem for a fresh Eastern 727. On the first Stop at Dulles the Hijacker was Given the $303,000 and the parachutes in return for releasing the 48 passengers and one stewardess. But he ordered the plane Back to Dulles to Exchange his Ransom for one in Bills of a larger denomination. The second hijacking began Friday afternoon shortly after a Western airlines 737 Jet left Salt Lake City for los Angeles where an armed sky pirate released four children and seven adult passengers and said he wanted to be flown to Hanoi but decided instead on Cuba. The Hijacker who demanded . Withdrawal from Indochina and passage to a communist country then took off with 64 passengers and six crewmen for Dallas tex., and a refuelling Stop. The plane then went to Tampa fla., to refuel again and then headed for Cuba arriving in Havana Early today. The Eastern Hijacker described As Well dressed Well spoken and Businesslike carrying what one passenger said was a .38-caliber revolver made the plane Circle the Washington area for 5la hours and then return to Dulles because he did not like the denomination of the Bills in the Ransom. He had demanded payment in Bills of $100, $500 and $1,000, apparently to make a lighter bundle for a Parachute getway. The airline originally paid him in $100 Bills saying it was All they could get on Short notice. But the larger Bills were provided on the second Stop. This was the Lith hijacking since last nov. 12 in which a Hijacker sought a Ransom and the 10th in which a Ransom and parachutes were requested. Arrests have been made in eight of the earlier cases one Man was shot and one a Man known Only As . Cooper who bailed out of a Northwest air lines 727 last thanksgiving with $200,000 of the airlines Money has not been apprehended. The Western Hijacker esd scribed As 6 feet tall weighing 200 pounds and armed with a .38 Caliper pistol claimed in a note he handed out in los Angeles that Quot several heavily armed members of the an to imperialist movement a were responsible for the Hijack. But Western spokesmen said the airline believed no More than one Man was actively involved in the Hijack. Got plenty of work if not a try an and in our Quot who s who for service Section Quot this is the place to put your service and if you want to stay Busy. Of we Don t have a class i f i c a t i o n for your service we will make you a new one. You can run a 20 word and for 26 Days for Only $15.00 or a i Inch display and for 26 Days for $29.00. Dial 373-1411 to place your service and. Vol. Lxvi no. 109 Albert Lea Minnesota sunday May 7, 1972 24 pages reds accused of a secret talks confirmed Palermo Italy a an a italia dc8 crashed in flames against a sicilian Mountain Friday night killing All 115 persons aboard. The victims included Franco Indovina noted italian movie director. He was one of Many italian passengers aboard the flight in route from Rome to their native Sicily to vote in weekend elections. He had directed such films As Quot family italian style a and Quot particular police reported charred bodies and no sign of life at the scene of the crash on a densely wooded slope near the town of Carini three Miles from Palermo. The four Jet dc8 had made Contact with the Palermo control Tower and was pre paring to land when Contact was broken Airport sources said. Witnesses at Carini said the the Long wait a a depressed looking relative of one of 50 miners still trapped in the smoke filled Sunshine mine shows the Strain of the Long wait for word of a loved one. News highlights mine to Quot reaches 35 italian Airliner crashes into Mountain 7 75 killed Jet was in flames before it struck the Mountainside. The weather was Clear at the time. The burning plane set fire to the Woods. A italia said passenger lists Are not used on its Domestic flights but All but two or three of the passengers were italian. . Advisor killed Saigon apr enemy troops firing tear Gas rockets and mortars wrecked a South vietnamese brigade Headquarters defending the Central Highlands capital of Plesku saturday inflicting heavy casualties on government forces and killing an american adviser. Associated press correspondent David j. Paine reported from fire base 42 on the vital Highway 14 about seven Miles North of a Leikus that smoke still poured from the command Post Bunker Well after Dawn. Field reports said there were too casualties More than a fourth of them killed. Several artillery pieces also were destroyed by the rampaging sappers. Nixon opposes abortion Washington apr saying unrestricted abortion policies would demean human life president Nixon has shunted aside major recommendations of his population commission which urged easing abortion Laws to Stem population growth. The commission on population growth and the american future which completed its two year study in March recommended that the nations growth rate be reduced to Zero. To accomplish this it recommended that abortion Laws be relaxed and that sex education and Fertility control devices be made available to people of All Ages. A inside the Tribune a a. Entertainment 2 daily record.2 Bridge. 12 editorial Page. 4 family Page. 8 deaths. 2 sports. 14 to guide.19 Kellogg Idaho apr Rescue workers moved saturday to reopen a hoist room inside the Sunshine mine As a first step in lowering cages thousands of feet in search of 47 missing men. They have been misting since a Flash fire broke out tuesday killing at least 39 miners. The rescuers had been turned Hack from the no. To hoist room 30 hours earlier when smoke and gases broke around the seals of temporary bulkheads. A mine spokesman said saturday new bulkheads were in place and if the seals held the room could be cleared of smoke within two hours and the hoist lifts could be ready for a descent. The Day dawned Gray and Rainy saturday and the crowd of waiting miners relatives and friends which had numbered Between 80 and too persons the Day before had dwindled to about 30. The known death toll reached 35 Friday night with the discovery of three More bodies found about 2,000 feet from the no. To Shaft said Marvin Chase mine manager. Chase said Rescue workers had reached the 3,700 foot level of the mine and were working toward the elevator Shaft which is the Only Access to the 4,600-foot level where the missing men Are believed to be. Bridge Burns Arvn soldiers watch a burning Bridge Over a River outside my Chanh 20 Miles North of Hue after it was hit thursday by an Allied air strike to prevent North vietnamese tanks from crossing it my Chanh is the Northern most Point controlled by the Arvn. Up telephoto prompted that action. The lengthening Shadow of the Vietnam War is prompting increased speculation Here that Nixon May feel it necessary to cancel plans for Summit talks in Morrow starting May 22. Officials were unwilling to acknowledge that the War could derail the Summit Nixon has zealously pursued for Many months although they Are Quick to Point to the soviet Union As the major arms supplier for Hanoi a current offensive in South Vietnam. At the Pentagon thursday spokesman Jerry w. Friedheim said Gen. Creighton Abrams authority As . Commander in Vietnam gives him the option to take any action necessary to protect american fighting men in South Vietnam. Friedheim indicated this could include bringing up to 5,-ooo . Marines ashore from the 7th Fleet if remaining gis Are threatened. He also said Abrams can substitute combat troops for noncombat personnel As Long As the total does no to exceed president Nixon a Levels. It was also announced that the . Air Force base at Tah Kli Thailand will be reopened for use by 72 f4 phantom fighter bombers dispatched this week from new Mexico. South Vietnam a ambassador to Washington Bui diem said he does not deny the difficulties being encountered by his nations forces. Quot i do not say that we Are going to win everywhere. But it is a Long fight a diem said in an interview. His government. Diem said will sacrifice Quot not so important cities if the move saves fighting units. Migrant program set Minnesota health department staff members will work on migrant services in the Albert Lea area again this summer in a continuation of a Public program started in 1964 by Federal health officials. Mrs. Virginia Russell 1109 Madison ave., will work in the Freeborn county area As one of to Public health nurses employed under a Federal Grant along with three state sanitation inspectors. A graduate of the University of Minnesota nursing program she will provide health counselling and care under supervision of local doctors and in cooperation with local health services according to the state health department inspectors will visit housing and sanitation facilities to write reports and give personal consultation. Mrs. Russell will be headquartered in the county courthouse. Pine City banker Dies in Accident Minneapolis Minn. Apr a Pine City Man died Friday night of injuries suffered when he was struck by a car. The victim Walter Orr 75, was former chairman of the Board of the first National Bank of Pine City. A Hospital spokesman said Orr was struck by a car shortly before noon at a Minneapolis intersection. Police reports of the Accident were not immediately available. The death along with that of a Minneapolis Man today failed the state s 1972 Road toll to 188, compared with 249 a year ago. Bruce f. Kuczek 26, Minneapolis was killed when the car he was driving struck a tree in North Minneapolis Washington a the White House accusing communist negotiators of Quot bad Faith a has acknowledged that Henry a. Kissinger was in Paris tuesday for secret talks with Hanoi sle due Tho. The latest undercover journey by president Nixon a much travelled assistant for National Security affairs is As confirmed Friday night after members of american peace groups in Paris quoted a communist official As disclosing the Mission. Ronald l. Ziegler White House press Secretary said the United states wanted to make a Public announcement of Kissin germs Quick round trip flight to the French capital. But he said the american Side relented when the communists Quot urgently requested that the development be kept under wraps. Referring to the Paris disclosure of Kissinger a vietnamese and Viet Cong negotiators Quot i would just Sav this is another example of their bad the Kissinger journey tuesday was followed in two Days by the suspension of the Paris talks by the United states and the Saigon government. It appears a top level assessment of Kissinger a secret soundings Dollar Cut 8.57 per cent devaluation is monday formal Washington apr the United states will formally devalue the Dollar Al la a m. Chat monday carrying out a bargain struck in late december with the richest non communist a St. Paul Minn. A a confrontation Between state sen. Mel Hansen and director Grant Merritt of the Minnesota pollution control Agency fizzled Friday. But Hansen who had said several weeks ago he wanted answers to questions about a special services division which Merritt established within the pc said he May have More questions later. The Minneapolis legislator got the answers to his original questions in written form and a three hour legislative hearing on pc activities remained uneventful. Hansen said later he plans to read the written materials and May raise More questions at a later hearing. In his written reply Merritt denied Hansen a claim that the special services division was merely a Quot publicity generating Merritt said he has an Quot open tons. Treasury Secretary John b. Connelly said Friday he will notify the International monetary fund monday that the new value of the Dollar is one meeting policy under which Many pc personnel Field questions from newsmen. Publicity about the pc Merritt said stems largely from such questions by reporters. Although several members of the pc Board praised Merritts direction of the Agency or. Howard Andersen of Rochester said he still had some reservations about the special services division. A a in a not certain it was justified but at least it was Worth a Andersen said. Merritt said the special services division was an attempt to bring an inter disciplinary approach to pollution problems involving various branches of science and technology rather than considering pollution merely an engineering problem. Merritt also announced plans to open pc regional offices at Duluth Brainerd Fergus Falls Rochester and Marshall. Thirty eighth of an ounce of Gold instead of the previous one thirty fifth a devaluation of 8.57 per cent. The declaration is strictly formal but it is the last official step by the United states to fulfil is agreement to devalue the Dollar. Since last december when the International monetary agreement was reached major nations have been trading their Money As if the Dollar was already devalued adopting a new system of currency Exchange rates which also included revaluation of several other currencies. It is the first time since 1934 that the Dollar has been devalued and the action has been Little noticed by americans unless they buy a lot of imported goods. Devaluation has made imported goods such As japanese cars and German cameras More expensive. And because the Dollar is Worth less against other currencies . Exports to foreign nations Are cheaper than they were before. Connally a decision is More of historic interest than anything else because of the de Facto devaluation that took place in december. Still some nations have expressed concern that the United states has delayed As Long As it has before devaluing. Congress made the move possible by raising the official Price of Gold from $35 to $38 an ounce. That Bill was passed and signed into Law by president Nixon on March 31. The Treasury waited another month for passage of an appropriations Bill enabling the nation to fulfil so called Quot maintenance of value obligations in International organizations. The Senate cleared the legislation Friday. It called for an appropriation of $1.6 billion. The monetary agreement reached in december is Only an interim settlement. The major nations Are expected to get together this year to begin discussing Reform of the world monetary system a Job that is expected to take a year or perhaps two. Minneapolis Solon still has questions for Mica

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