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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - December 20, 1968, Norwich, New York The even Friday december 20, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 10$ per copy la released gis land in Thailand Bangkok apr eleven american gis arrived in Bangkok today after five months in cambodian Captivity. A 12th american also was released but remained in phenom penh because he was not Well enough to travel. The 11 soldiers who had been captured last july when their River boat strayed into cambo Dian Waters leave Bangkok late tonight for Clark air base in the Philippines. A plane was waiting there to take them Home for Christmas. The 12th Man spec. 4 Earl Gurnsey was a helicopter Pilot who was injured when his plane was shot Down Over Cambodia nov. 27. A Gurnsey s physical condition would not permit him to travel a an american official in Bangkok said. Prince Norodom Sihanouk the cambodian chief of state announced the release of the americans thursday As a Christmas gesture of Good will. The la soldiers were turned Over to the australian embassy in phenom penh which represents the . Government in Cambodia and a commercial Airliner brought them to Bangkok this afternoon. The la soldiers were warrant officer Ralph w. Mccullough Columbus a. Spec. 4 Harley m. Cassell jr., Danville a. Pfc. John r. Chevalier Jersey City . Spec. 4 Donald e. Grigsby Springfield Ohio sgt. Lee a Henry Oakland Calif. Sgt. Terry a Kramer Wauzeka was. Spec. 4 Donald e. Price Columbus Ohio sgt. Harold d. Simms Kingman ind. Sgt. Floyd a. Wilmoth Yadkinville . Spec. 4 Klaus Zupp White Plains n.y., and sgt. Winfred d. Crowe Duluth a. Tim men had been visited last month by . Correspondents who were admitted to Cambodia for the country s annual National Celebration. The correspondents reported that the gis were in Good shape and were timing treated Well. The soldiers admitted at a news conference that a several weeks ago they had written a letter to Prince Sihanouk condemning .-cambodian Border incidents. Each of the la signed the letter but their com Mander Mccullough said a we did not even think of it helping one newsman pressed the soldiers for More details of the letter but they answered a no a red Cross representative handed out Christmas packages which the soldiers families had sent to them. Mccullough said they Learned of their release at i . Thurs Day. Prince Sihanouk who earlier in the soldiers Captivity had sent a tailor to fit each with a White suit sent the same tailor thursday to fit each of the la oxygen impurities could reds to free ,., Pueblo Crew delay Moon Mission launch Aava j source says three s no crowd two first Grade students at Oxford elementary school head for Nome after a Day of studies with a Happy a a Friendly stuffed Bear who accompanied them to school the Large bag in addition to helping hold the King sized Friend aids in keeping its feet warm. Holding onto the play thing. Along with a couple of ctr i Ems is Harold mean in i Yuan did spa of or. And mrs. Harold Mckenzie of Oreene Street and with him is Lawrence Paser also 6, son of or. And mrs. Lawrence Paser of Albany Street. Or Paser is senior High school principal. Photo by Casey Jones president elect chooses Charles Yost for in seat new York apr president elect Nixon today named career Diplomat Charles w. Yost to become . Ambassador to the United nations and announced that Sargent Shriver who had been considered for the Job will remain ambassador to France during the new administration. Both men Are democrats. Nixon said he considered it essential to have bipartisanship in the top diplomatic councils of his new government. His selection of Yost was a Surprise for speculation about the . Job had for Days Cen tired on Shriver. Nixon said he and his advisers decided that in this Era the United nations Job required a a skilled professional Diplomat rather than a political figure. Yost holds the rank of career ambassador but had been retired since 1966, when he left the . As Deputy ambassador under Arthur j. Goldberg. Yost is 61. Nixon disclosed that he had discussed the . Appointment not Only with Shriver but with sen. Eugene j. Mccarthy d-minn., and with vice president Hubert h. Humphrey. But he maintained that they had not been flatly offered the appointment. Nixon said he does no to offer a Job until he is certain the Man involved is going to take it. A you do not come to the Point where the president elect offers a person a Job and the person on the other Side of the table says a thank you. I am not going to do it a Nixon said. Nixon said Shriver is doing a a very effective jobs As ambassador to France. He said he decided this was not the time to change men in that sensitive Post. A i have asked Iii in to continue As ambassador to France and i am pleased to announce that he has agreed to do so a Nixon said. Flu hits epidemic proportions by the associated press deaths from influenza pneumonia and related diseases have reached epidemic proportions in some . Cities during the past two weeks the National communicable disease Center in Atlanta announced today. The Center Sam a deaths from pneumonia-influenza�?213 More than Normal had been reported in 122 cities during the week that ended dec. 14. The flu epidemic continued today to cause school closings cancellations of Public events and slowed Down business and Holiday activities. It also threatened to dim a major social events the wedding on sunday of Julie Nixon to David Eisenhower. Mrs. Dwight d. Eisenhower the grooms grandmother was reported ill at Walter Reed army Hospital where her husband the former president is recuperating from a recent series of heart attacks. The former first lady a press Secretary said mrs. Eisenhower May join her husband in viewing the wedding on closed circuit television in Eisenhower a Hospital room. Joining mrs. Eisenhower president Johnson and vice president Hubert h. Humphrey on the sick list were Many other notables including senator elect Barry Coldwater of Arizona special presidential assistant Walt w. Rostow assistant White House press Secretary Tom Johnson and Gem. Earle g. Wheeler. Police seek 3 As father issues plea Miami apr the millionaire parents of kidnapped coed Barbara Jane Mackle made new Contact during the night with their daughters kidnappers a source close to the investigation said today. Meanwhile the Fri hinted of an impending break in the Case. The source privy to the secrecy shrouded investigation said there were even expectations the girl might be released today. The first Effort to pay $500,000 Ransom was accidentally derailed thursday. Police said a manhunt was begun for a Sci dentist a woman and another Man while Robert Mackle pleaded for another Chance to buy his daughters Freedom. No charges were filed however. Thursday night Fri repro sedatives met with u. S. Atty. William Meadows and u. S. Commissioner Edward p. Swan but both refused to discuss the meetings. The u. S. Attorney must authorize any prosecution and the commissioner issues arrest and search warrants. But the Fri said no arrest warrants were out. Cape Kennedy Fla. Apr contaminated liquid oxygen was discovered today in the Power producing fuel cells of Hie Apollo 8 spaceship threaten ing a possible delay of saturdays planned Blastoff of three astronauts on a Mission to orbit the Moon. The launch team began draining the 640 pounds of liquid oxygen from the three cells hoping to replace it by late today. A the launch team still is ing for a launching at 7 51 a. In. Est saturday a the space Agency said a work in the next few Hannh will determine of this can in officials hoped the replace ment could be accomplished during a planned six hour hold in the countdown which is to Start at 3 51 . The automatic hold was built into the countdown to handle such contingencies. The National aeronautics and space administration said the contamination was caused by an excess amount of liquid nitrogen in the oxygen Supply. The nitrogen is used to Cool and condition oxygen before it is blended with liquid Hydrogen in the fuel cells. There was no report on How the excess nitrogen got into the system. A this contamination does no damage to tile fuel cells a a spokesman said. A but of launched in this condition the astronauts would have to purge their fuel cells More often in flight about once every hour instead of every seven hours As Small problems cropped up and were overcome. A valve regulating the flow of liquid Hydrogen which mingles with liquid oxygen to produce electric to and drinking water for the spaceship malfunctioned and had to be replaced along with a Leaky line. Elated by the certainty that they will beat the russian cosmonauts to a close up rendezvous with the Moon the Astro nauts were scheduled to ride the Gargantuan Saturn 5 rocket away from Earth at 7 51 . Est saturday. After two Earth orbits to Check out the spacecraft systems they will restart the Saturn 5 third stage and propel themselves onto the 220, Road to the Moon. The first moment of peril comes when the engines of the Saturn 5 rocket Are ignited. Here a flight plan Cape Kennedy fun. Apr Here is the flight plan for the around the Moon journey of Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman James a. Lovell or. And William a. Anders based on liftoff at 7 51 . Est saturday. Saturday air Force col. Borman Navy capt. Lovell and air Force maj. Anders blast off at 7 51 . For an 11.5�minute ride atop a towering Saturn 5 rocket into initial circular Earth orbit 119 Miles High. Nearly three hours later a Over the Pacific Ocean during Apollo 8 s second Earth orbit Saturn 5�?Ts upper stage restarts for a five minute Burn to kick Apollo 8 toward the Moon. If required pilots Correct course using spacecraft engines about six hours later. Crew removes space suits for Comfort and Lovell sees How Well men can navigate in deep space using Earth and stars As reference Pope grieved at turmoil Vatican City apr Pope Paul i in his Christmas message to the world voiced grief tonight at the spectacle of he. Inanity torn by dissension imperilled by the destructive Powers of science and oppressed by dictators and poverty. He said that in today a world no one is satisfied with anything that the institutions inherited from the past Are rejected and that there Are no longer any stable values. He secured that even the sciences that seemed to Promise so much material Benefit for Man had raised the terrible fears of total world destruction. It was the sixth Christmas message of his reign and perhaps the most somber and despairing of Mankind a earthly condition. In a 2, prerecorded address for broadcast Over Vatican radio and around the world the 71-year-old pontiff expressed the themes of deep disquiet which have increasingly come to dominate his Public utterances. It was in Sharp contrast with the fairly optimistic tone of his Christmas speech of last year. That was before the eruption of student rebellion in Many parts of the world and before the mounting Challenge to his own authority began tormenting the roman Catholic Church. Points. Sunday More navigation studies by Lovell and additional course corrections if needed. Anders photographs Earth and Moon. First live television broadcast about 3 . Monday second to transmission about 3 . More navigation experiments general lunar landmark observation and photography. Tuesday main 21,500 Pound thrust spacecraft engine is triggered five seconds at 5 . To slow Apollo 8�?Ts Speed. Moons Gravity captures Craft for two egg shaped orbits Ranglin from 69 to 196 Miles above Moons surface. Engine triggered again for to seconds about 4 4 hours later to change orbit to 69-mile-High circular path. During the next eight orbits each lasting two hours Anders photographs lunar surface extensively Lovell navigates by sighting on mountains and craters and attempts to locate site selected As Landing area for future Apollo missions. Two live to transmissions about 7 25 . And 9 30 . Christmas Day vital spacecraft engine Burn lasting nearly 34 minutes begins shortly after i . To begin trip Back to Earth. Photography of Earth and Moon navigation experiments and course corrections if required. Live television about 4 05 . Thursday navigation studies Moon Earth photography live to broadcast about 3 50 . Friday Blaze into Earth s atmosphere at lunar return Speed of nearly 25,000 Miles an hour and Parachute to recovery area in Pacific Ocean Landing about 10 50 a. In. Details on gown still secret but it la be Cong pow Parley set something old new borrowed Blue Jor Julie Washington apr North Korea is preparing to release the 82 surviving crewmen of the captured . Intelligence ship Pueblo in the near future perhaps by Christmas according to a High government source. The source who could not be identified said he could not disclose any details except to say that the North koreans agreed to release the prisoners following a total of 7va hours of meetings with american officials tuesday and thursday at Panmunjom site of the korean armistice talks. Defense department officials termed the thursday meeting at Panmunjom a constructive a but with a no decisions made a although developments were expected a very the state department thursday had declined to express any thoughts of the release reports. A i will not express an opinion one Way or an other and i Hope you will Bear with us a state department press officer Robert j. Mccloskey said. He did not deny the reports. Reports had circulated in recent Day of the possible release of the officers and crewmen of the ship captured last Jan. 23 off the coast of North Korea. And from South Korea came word thursday that a High government source said he believed the Pueblo Crew would be released in two or three Days. The South korean source indicated the Only thing standing in in Way of the release were some procedural matters such As when where and How the men were to be freed. Some sources in the United states said thursday that relatives of the Pueblo Crew had been notified to stand by for an impending announcement concerning the 82 men. However late thursday night almost All relatives reached by the associated press said they had not been contacted by the government. Mrs. Lloyd Bucher whose husband commanded the Pueblo told the a thursday she had received no confirmation of the reports from official or any other sources. Mrs. Bucher who has led a Campaign to free the captured men said that a this is not the first time such rumours have been published and i won t be Lieve them until Pete her Hus band walks in the strict silence was imposed on All . Officials dealing with the Pueblo Case lest any statement create a last minute hitch in the negotiations. Today s chuckle fanatic a Man who can t change his mind and wont change the subject. I Saigon apr the United states was reported planning today to Send representatives to an unprecedented meeting with vie Cong officials Christmas Day to arrange the release of thre it american prisoners of the communists. Weather a variable cloudiness and Coiler tonight lows in the Ujj eni. And Low 20s. Saturday partly Cloudy with Little tem. Or a Tore change highs in upper 20s to mid 30s. Informed sources said the . Embassy and the american military command in Sal gon were working on plans to Send not More than five unarmed representatives to meet with officials of the National liberation front at 3 . Sai gon time Christmas Day to arrange for the release of therris owners. The Viet Cong proposed the meeting at a site near Tay Niny City about 50 Miles Northwest of Saigon and three Miles from the cambodian Border. New York apr Julie Nixon described by her mothers press aide As a very much a sentimentalist a will Wear a something old something new something borrowed and something blues when she marries David Eisenhower sunday. Press Secretary Gerry Van Der Heuvel continued to keep secret All details of Julie s wed. Ding gown but did confirm thursday that the traditional Good Luck rhyme for brides will be followed. Julie s Mother win Wear a a a fashionably Short Aqua dress of corded lace Over silk crepe embroidered with aquamarines at the hem sleeves and neckline mrs. Van Der Heuvel said. The dress designed by Priscilla of Boston has a fitted bodice and Waist and a slightly flared skirt. Julie a going away costume is a White Wool dress with a jacket and Side closing. The jacket has a wide self Belt with Large Gold buttons. Mrs. John Eisenhower David smother will Wear a beige silk Satin dress with a Princess Silhouette designed by Malcolm Starr. The dress has a High neckline and Long sleeves cuffed in ranch Mink. Among other titbits mrs. Van Der Heuvel disclosed thursday was the fact that the wedding guests will ride from the Cere Mony at Marble collegiate Church on fifth Avenue to the reception 30 blocks away in five chartered buses decorated by friends of David and Julie. Joseph Tarantino the pastry chef of the Plaza hotel where the reception will be held said he was baking a sex tier five foot cake described As a Rich Pound cake with Lemon filling. Instead of the traditional Bride and Groom figures atop the cake there will be a vase of Flowers placed there at Julie a request Tarantino said. Julie meanwhile was Busy with last minute details include. Ing writing thank you notes for the gifts piling up in the dining room of the Nixon a fifth Avenue apartment. One gift the Young couple is a especially pleased with said mrs. Van Der Heuvel is a brass plaque from David a grandpas ants former president and mrs. Dwight d. Eisenhower. The plaque bears the motto a bless this Home a and on the Back mrs. Eisenhower wrote a this Hung in the White House during the eight years your Grandfather was mrs. Eisenhower probably will not be Able to attend the wedding mrs. Van Der Heuvel said. A a she a quite ill. She has the mrs. Van Der Heuvel said mrs. Eisenhower would watch the ceremony via a spa Elal closed circuit television broadcast being shown the former president in his room at Walter Reed army Hospital where he is recuperating from several heart attacks. Among those who will attend the wedding is Johnnie my. Saute who used to deliver veg tables to the Nixon when they lived in los Angeles eight years ago. Shopping Days til Christmas

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