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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - February 23, 1972, High Point, North Carolina Joe Kennedy and other passengers released from Jet by Harry Dunphy associated press writer Aden South Yemen apr a it Wasny to the worst moment of my life a said Young Joe Kennedy after his release by Arab plane hijackers tuesday. A live been scared before but it never lasted As for 18 hours Kennedy the eldest son of the late sen. Robert f. Kennedy and 117 other male passengers were held aboard a commandeered German jumbo Jet parked on a runway at sweltering Aden Airport. Five palestinian hijackers had rigged the plane with explosives before it landed. Women and children and one elderly Man were released hours before the male passengers. And those who did t wait for their husbands were flown to Beirut to be picked up there today by a flight to Frankfurt. Lufthansa the West German airline sent another 707 Jet to Aden to pick up the rest of the passengers. It was due in Frankfurt tonight. But the 16 Crew members remained hostages aboard the plane. The hijackers demands were not made Public but British ambassador Arthur fellas said there were indications they want arabs held in West Ger Many released. Diplomats in Beirut said they had reports they were demanding the release of four palestinians on trial in Cairo for the assassination of Premier Wasfi Tell of Jordan. Yemeni authorities informed the British ambassador that there was no question of the plane being blown up. The government also was reported determined that the hijackers would not Force the Crew to Fly them out of Aden. A this is too said 19-year-old Joseph p. Kennedy Iii As he entered the Airport lounge looking tired and ruffled. He said he talked briefly with one of the five armed hijackers but a there was something of a language Barrier a apparently the hijackers did not know he was aboard at first. But then one of them walked by late tuesday after Leaf exports in trouble says Davis Washington a Archie k. Davis a Winston Salem n. banker says current european attitudes toward Trade in u. S. Tobacco will result in a reduction of this country a exports. Davis who is president of the u. S. Chamber of Commerce told a Senate agriculture subcommittee tuesday that ramifications of a loss in the tobacco Trade could be far reaching. He said the Economy of the entire Eastern half of the nation could be affected. He added that the overseas intent seems to be a to totally insulate their tobacco from world Market Competition by pricing High Quality american tobacco out of european the subcommittee headed by sen. B. Everett Jordan c., heard tobacco Industry spokesmen urge a tougher stand by u. S. Trade negotiators. If that does no to work they want retaliatory action by Congress. Carl t. Hicks of Walstonburg. N. C., president of the flue cured tobacco stabilization corp. Said u. S. Tobacco import levies Are specific and apply uniformly while overseas a the common Market by and Valorme levies charge us the maximum rate for All of our James a. Graham North Carolina commissioner of agriculture said that a fall exponents of world Trade must look out through windows that Are not shaded by unfriendly Trade mrs. Harry b. Caldwell master of the North Carolina state Grange said u. S. Policy Mak Jers must place greater emphasis on farm Market expansion by negotiating farm and nonfarm agreements in the same treaty. Spokesmen for the Industry say u. S. Tobacco exports will decline if Trade barriers Are continued. William d. Eberle the presidents special representative for Trade negotiations says the european economic Community intends to insure that the eventual common Market tax system for manufactured tobacco a will be Neutral will pro a vide broader Competition and will be reasonable and balanced for All interests noon and said a hello or. Kennedy a it was reported. Young Kennedy spoke by Telephone with his Uncle. Sen. Edward m. Kennedy in Washington. His Mother. Ethel Kennedy told newsmen she was a relieved and heartened at the news of her songs release but add �?o111 feel better when i see him right Here. I will be happiest when he gets in Beirut a lebanese Cabinet minister said he had information that the hijackers did no to know Young Kennedy would be aboard the plane. A the was not the said Public works minister Kamal Khoury. A in fact the hijackers May have released All the men passengers because he was among five other americans were among the passengers or. And mrs. Harrison Munday of Al Segundo Calif Margarethe Horn a Vietnam War widow from los Angeles and her 2 month old son Richard and James Wallace of Elm Grove. Wis., a peace corps worker in India going Home to see his ailing Mother. Mrs. Munday said she had tried to remain in the plane with her husband but a member of the British embassy staff advised her to leave. Mrs. Horn whose husband was killed in a plane crash in Laos told newsmen a i simply closed my eyes and prayed. A when they took Over the plane. I thought something awful was going to happen. Everyone got More and More scared As we approached Aden and the hijackers planted explosives near the emergency exists. A the hijackers looked quite Ordinary innocent Young men. But they carried pistols and grenades in their hands and they told us not to cause any trouble. A they said they were patriots who wanted to free their country from Israel and no one would stand in their the Lufthansa Jet was seized Early tuesday an hour after taking off from new Delhi for Europe the hijackers said they were members of the zionist occupation victims organization with Headquarters in the israeli occupied Gaza strip. 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