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The e vol. 78, no. 67 Hanoi says its freeing 3 More american fliers Tokyo apr North Viet Nam said today it is releasing three More . Pilots but did not give their names or say when and where they will be freed. Once before the North vietnamese released american fliers captured on missions Over the North. It freed three on feb. 16 As a gesture for the vietnamese lunar new year. In Exchange the United states re. Leased three North vietnamese sailors a month later. Hanoi radios Brief announcement today said a a proceeding from the humanitarian and Leni ent policy of the government of the democratic Republic of Vietnam the general political department of the Vietnam people s army has decided to release three . Pilots captured in North there was no indication whether this was linked to the .-North vietnamese talks in Paris. The United states had hoped that some general agreement on prisoners might come out of the Paris talks but Hanoi has insisted that other issues can be discussed Only after the United ave Hopes its Straw in the wind Paris apr ambassador w. Averell Harriman said today he Hopes that North Vietnam a decision to release three american prisoners is a a Straw in the wind pointing toward Progress in the peace negotiations. Going into the 11th session of his talks with North vietnamese ambassador Nguyen Thuy Harriman told newsmen a naturally we would be very much gratified if Hanoi carries out its broadcast that it would free t Meric an fliers shot Down a North Vietnam. Harriman said his Only information on the matter was what the broadcast said. A we like to think that perhaps its a Straw in the wind a he said. A you remember Secretary of defense Clark m. Clifford spoke of straws in the wind As related to Progress in these Clifford said two weeks ago he saw some straws and hints of evidence of Progress in the talks. Harriman returned to the conference table for a new attempt to get North Vietnam to de escalate the War in Southeast Asia but he faced another rejection. On the eve of the weekly meeting the official North vietnamese newspaper nhan Dan said that North Vietnam is a a resolutely and unalterably determined to reject the . Harriman has told Thuy repeatedly that Hanoi must re Duce its War Effort before president Johnson will meet North Vietnam a demand that he end All bombing of the North. The North vietnamese have repeatedly turned Down such today a meeting was the Lith since the talks began May 13. Harriman returned monday night from a trip to the United states which included consultations with president Johnson and other officials. The . Negotiator said he hoped the North vietnamese were a ready to get Down to serious discussions Harriman also indicated that he brought no instructions for changes in us policy or tactics at the conference. He said he got the impression that people in Washington were generally satisfied with his presentation and a feel that since the talks Are going on both sides will find a Way to bring things to a peaceful states agrees to Stop All bombing of North Vietnam. One other Brief announcement Over Hanoi radio today said be due Tho special adviser to Xuan Thuy North Vietnam a chief negotiator at Paris arrived in Hanoi tuesday. There was no elaboration. The first . Fliers to be freed by North Vietnam were maj. Morris Overly 39, of Detroit Mich. Capt. Jon David Plack 30, of Johnson City tenn., and it. David Matheny 23, of South Bend ind. Hanoi said they a had shown a repentant attitude during the period of mention a a five months for Overly and four for Black and Matheny. Two american pacifists the Rev. Daniel Berrigan of Cornell University and prof. Howard Zinn of Boston University flew to Hanoi to act As go Between. The fliers were flown to Vientiane capital of Laos aboard an International control commis Sion plane. Some 700 american service men mostly airmen were listed in May As missing or captured in North Vietnam. The exact number held prisoner is not known because Hanoi has refused to Supply names. The 1949 Geneva convention on War prisoners provides for exchanging lists of captives regular inspection of prison Camps by the International red Cross establishment of regular mail service and Protection from Public exploitation. Hanoi has ignored the convention and has several times paraded captured american fliers before Street crowds. Plane Hijacker is identified As cuban exile Miami Fla. Apr the Pis Tol waving Hijacker who forced a Northwest airlines plane carrying 86 passengers to Fly him to Havana monday was Ridenti. Fied today As a cuban exile. The state departments Miami office said the Hijacker had been identified As Mario Vela que. But a government spokes Man said the Fri had not determined which of several cuban exiles of that name staged the hijacking. The Chicago Tribune said Federal investigators had found that a Mario Velazquez arrived in Florida last july and came to Chicago where he was issued an alien id card on july 7, 1967. An Fri spokesman in Chicago would neither confirm nor deny the Tribune account. Within hours after the Hijack ing the Tribune said Fri agents were checking on Velazquez going first to the Mont Clare hotel in the Uptown Section where he had lived last july. The investigators were told he had left without checking out the account said. The Miami Herald quoted the manager of the Mont Clare As saying a the Man was obvious in so homesick it was eating him the Herald said Velazquez left a wife and two sons in Oriente province of Cuba to come to the United states. It said that before he left Chicago he told his few acquaintances of Strong feelings of despondency. Joseph Ramey a London businessman on the hijacked flight a 715 from Minneapolis and Chicago to Miami said cuban soldiers greeted the Hijacker heartily after the jetliner landed at Jose Marti Airport in Havana. The plane returned to Miami tuesday morning with its seven crewmen and the passengers later were flown to Miami in a plane chartered by the state department. Cuban officials had said the Havana airports 10,000-foot runaway was too Short for the Northwest plane to take off safely with the Passen Gers. Since sniper woman slain. Cop Hurt new York apr a Man shot a woman to death in a Cen trial Park Comfort station today then fled into a Cluster of Trees weather fair to partly Cloudy with moderate temperatures tonight and thursday. Low temperatures tonight 45 to 55 highs on thursday mainly in the 70s. And poured out a barrage of shots that wounded three other persons two of them policemen. The gunman was then shot to death by policemen wearing bul let proof vests. The sniper using a.45-caliber automatic pistol apparently be Gan firing at Ili i m. And Aas flashed out 4 minutes later. Police had called for a helicopter and expert police riflemen. Ning in wednesday july 3, 1968 , new York 13815 i of per copy Airliner 214 Gas after . Apology russians release weapons add up viewing surrendered guns and oth a weapons turned Over to the Chenango county sheriffs o t n e d iring the recent gun amnesty period Are Deputy ,1c by stoic of Sherburne seated and sheriff Joseph j. Hynen Iti or. There was a substantial increase in the number of weapons surrendered in county this year apparently reflecting recent violence in nation. Story on Page three. Sun staff photo convention will get his name Reagan says Sacramento Calif. Apr gov. Ronald Reagan says his name will go before the Republican National convention next month and a at that time i can be considered a candidate by delegates so Reagan says his comments last week were misinterpreted when he said he might abandon his favorite son presidential role and release his 86 California votes if a the unforeseen happened and it appeared some one else had the nomination sewed up before the convention. A i believe it is an open con. Mention a he told a news conference tuesday. A i done to believe it is tied up. I intend to be placed in nomination by the California delegation and if at that time the convention wishes to consider me a candidate the convention can do Reagan a remarks came after a reporter asked his current situation in View of former vice president Richard m. Nixon a governor Reagan Success in piling up Delegate commitments. During the news conference Reagan a office released the text of a Telegram the Republican chief executive sent last we k to Henry a. Buhl of Topeka kau., chairman of the citizen for Reagan National info Ion Center. Bubb asked Reagan to restate his position adding a please Givi the hundreds of thousands of republicans now. Supporting your candidacy the Opportunity to keep the convention open. We believe the nomination will be cd yrs unless you turn aside our Eft Reagan said a my name will be placed in nomination. Obviously at that time i can be considered a candidate by delegates so a i Ain Well aware of and i Early honoured by the activities in my behalf a he said but added a it would be impossible for in Quot to present myself As a candidate prior to the Reagan commented at length for the first time on a petition drive the Force an election this fall to recall him. Lbs to have latin Holiday a. In ton apr presi Dent Johnson a Long july 4th hoi iday will have a Strong latin flavor mixing celebrations with flavor mixing celebrations with serious diplomacy South of the Border. With some 40 latin american ambassadors and their ladies in Tow Johnson flies to san Antonio Tex. Today for an elaborate Independence Day Celebration at Hemisfar the Southwest answer to Montreal a expo 67. The latin nations Are major participants in the exposition. Johnson plans called for joining the ambassadors in both ceremonial and social activities associated with the fair before Nightfall. On thursday he will be the main speaker at a Flag raising ceremony on the hemis. Fair grounds. Then on Friday he will entertain Bolivia a president retie Barrientos Ortuno at the lbs ranch near Johnson City 70 Miles North of san Antonio. Barrientos who once attended a flight school at san Antonio s Randolph air Force base will be Honor to guest at Hemisfar on saturday. Johnson has saturday plans too All of them entered Fai South of the Bol Der. The chief executive flies sat urday to san Salvador capital of Al Salvador for talks with presidents of the five Central american nations. And before returning to the United states on monday johnson111 make Airport stops at four either latin countries Gua-tem.ii#, Honduras Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Tzifas gov. John Connally Long Johnson personal and political ally arranged an Plato. Rate Welcome for hemisphere ambassadors flying to Texas Stinson. Ambas w Tell writer says subs collided Norfolk a. Apr the military writer for the Norfolk Ledger Star says an american submarine was damaged severely several months ago in an underwater collision with a rus. Sian submarine. Jack Kestner said tuesday the report unconfirmed by the Navy adds to speculation the missing nuclear attack Summa. Rine scorpion might have tan. Glt with one or More russian subs on a a classified Mission during her ill fated trip Home from the Mediterranean. The scorpion Lias been missing More than a month. Kestner quoted a usually Reli Able sources in giving his account of the collision. The sum did not name either submarine. Kestner said the american sub spent two months at Rota Spain undergoing repairs. Nothing was reported of the effect of the collision on the soviet sub. In Washington the Navy said a was in the past the Navy ill not comment on classified operations of its deployed nuclear Kestner said soviet subs have been lying in wait off the overseas ports of . Polaris Sui in a Anes and attempting to Fol Low them on their 60-Day under Attr patrols. Because the position of tile topic subs is vital to this country a defense Keener said . Nuclear at tact subs have been Given As. Sia ments aimed at a wiping off the soviet Pursuit subs. The a wiping off assignment car get rough. No paper thursday ii of Independence lathere will be no Issue of tip evening Sal thursday Tokyo a the . Airliner carrying All Vietnam Boun i troops that won held tor two i a by the soviet i m in flew to Tokyo today an i i in Pilot denied thai he violated so vie air space. A i by n it stray Over runs. Inn Sald Cape. Joseph Tosolini of Bethany Conn. He said he a i town the same route from t n of i w Ai. 1 it Japan a v times. Tosolini a i to a Gasi with to russians in it a the Coni into a letter Ilia by Siruc i titillating the planets portion he said lie we i a made to sign a he letter As a comb Ion f it a the re lease of the plan1 id its passengers. N i / Gator Larry a Noii said his calculations showed the chartered Gnu Quot engine Jet Well outside the line defining soviet air space off the Kurile islands when it a s intercepted by russian Mig a monday and forced to land on the Island of Rump North of Japan. The Sov turn m Sal 11 he plane violated soviet air spar my the . Fader ii aviation a Imine Stra Ion conc id a i that soviet air space was violated because the planets Crew a Lea Aav Lagali Mal error. The state department i soviet y eminent released the plane with u expected swiftness Tosolini flanked at a news conference by hts 17-Memtor Crew Liat included nine Stew Ardessor said he signed t in ter As a coach to it for his release. He said corrections in the letter indicated the soviets had perhaps erred Iii fixing the planets position. The first letter tile russians w. Nelor Tosolini to sign a i hitting he had violated soviet air so ice listed he time be. To in his planets interception by soviet migs to the time it laude i i the soviet Bas a a a something ii 35 Tosolini Sud. Tim Veteran Pilot Sai i in did not sign the first letter. second Citer Iii which the Lime Chang a to something like 53 minutes a or Sud. He id of her changes we re als mailiu�?o�2s Haiti Panhandle. I \1z arca Sallins apr . Fighter Boin Bers pounded North Viet Nat no a Southern Panhandle tues Day with the largest number of raids in two months a title the big b52 strategic Bomi kept us the heaviest saturation pounding Given the Donil itar zone area it the War. Allied ground troops also were Busy below the Northern Frontier and reported they killed 155 of the enemy in clashes in South Vietnam a northernmost provinces. Along with the record air activity . Headquarter a am iced the loss of two air f a be fighter Boin Bers Over North Vietnam and a Light army reconnaissance plane and a big Marine helicopter Over South Vietnam. One of the pilots shot Down in North Vietnam it. Col. Jack Modica la of Birmingham ala., spent 23 hours in the Jungle and was pulled to safety by a a Jolly Green giant helicopter As enemy troops were closing in on him. The second fighter Coniber was shot Down during the search for Modica and its Pilot is missing. It was the 860th american plane that the . Command has reported lost in the North the Viet Cong shot Down the Marine helicopter killing All four crewmen and also killed All nine men in a Marine patrol the helicopter had set Down to Check out a Mountain Trail 24 in tie s Northwest of Danang. It a a is the 778th . Helicopter lost in combat Iii South Vietnam. The army reconnaissance plane a its shot Down Iii the Mekong Delta 50 Miles Southwest of Saigon but the Pilot escaped with minor injuries. Tosolini said it was obvious by figuring the distance that a plane like his new i a 8 covers travelling at a Speed of eight Miles a minute that it could not possibly have been us close to soviet territory As the russians alleged. Tosolini told How the plane was intercepted. A the flight was perfectly Normal. We continued on track. Rile first real knowledge i had of trouble w is when i looked out of the Copilot a wind a my noticed an aircraft. I was startled and took a second look and saw a red Star on it. A the Pilot of the aircraft mad a Man Euver and came up to our left Side and Iii turned filius to turn to its base. A i asked the navigator twice to Check his position. The navigator reported a were not Over soviet territory. A a i turned to the left hoping to get out of lits the migs Way. It was then that he fired a burst. It was a in i a imry Guu As far us i could Tell. A the Mig was flying parallel to us and it fired straight ahead. I Felt the lit course of action was to follow his command and turned to the right. We descended until we Brok through the overcast and the Mig guided us to the Airfield. Others aboard the a 8 reported sighting a second Mig behind them. Alter Landing Tosolini said the russians interrogated him continuously. Quot i assume they thought we were spying a he said �?�1 was questioned on the Type of equipment whether w a a re carrying a hons which we were not and other Tosolini stressed a we were not mistreated in any Way a planets release involved top men Washington apr five diplomatic moves preceded the release of an american plane held on a soviet Island for More than 48 hours lifter it was forced to land by Mig fighters while flying troops to Vietnam. Two of Ute five moves were informal but they involved top level men on Toth sides. The three others concerned formal diplomatic representation on a somewhat lower level official Washington was sweltering in near too degree heat when the first report of the dict Dent reached the Pentagon and the state department s opera titans centers at about 7 30 . Sunday. Secretary of state Dean Rusk and defense Secretary Clark Clifford were immediately notified. So w is Walt w. Rostow president Johnson a foreign id icy adviser. Half an hour later when another message confirmed the Iii cadent Aud gave More details about How the pcs commercial aircraft chartered by the Mill tary Airlift command strayed off course and was forced by migs to land on Hump Island Iii the Pacific hurtles Chain Rusk made the first move he called Anatole Dobrynin the soviet ambassador. Dobrynin did not know about the incident. Rusk explained that if the plane did violate so Viet air space it was unintentional and that the United states hop tothe plane and the 231 people aboard would be released quickly simultaneously a message was sent to the . Embassy in Moscow instructing embassy Doi Llewelyn Thompson to raise the matter with the soviet foreign minister. Thompson had a better idea he knew lie would meet prime minister Alexei Kosygin at the Kremlin ceremony Al which the nuclear nonproliferation treaty was to lie signed. The two men spoke shortly before noon Moscow time Early morning in Washington. Kosygin knew about the incident. He listened to Thompson telling Iii in what Rusk told do Brynin sunday evening. The re ply was that the ease was tinder invest Igat Ion. The next step was More formal. At 7 . Moscow time i i . Here Vasilij Kuznetsov first Deputy foreign minister called in Thompson and handed him a note protesting Iii firm but not angry terms the Viola Bon of soviet air space by the plane. Thompson immediately told the russian that the violation if there was any was inadvertent probably due to a navigational error id again expressed the Hope that the incident would be settled quickly. Also monday afternoon the administration was told by the Federal aviation Agency that a thorough Check of All available data showed that the soviet charge was Correct the plane in fact strayed off course. Hear i Quot waited Day for its recipient Houston Tex. Apr the condition of the worlds 24th human heart transplant patient was listed As satisfactory today As doctors watched for change in his new heart which was artificially nourished for 24 hours while a recipient was sought. George Henry Del Rod was Alert and doing Well two hours ofter the operation tuesday at St. Luke a episcopal Hospital. Debord 46, a contractor from Helotes Tex., near san Antonio was the fifth person to receive a human heart at St. Luke a. He received the heart of Maxie Elwood Anderson 50, of Lufkin Tex. Anderson the oldest donor in any of the heart transplants at St. Luke a was Transfer to to the Hospital monday suffering from a brain Haemorrhage. Doctors said Andersons Brant Waves were Flat for 24 hours and the doctors kept the heart Aud lungs attached to a Respirator while they searched for a recipient. Or. Denton a. Cooley head of the St. Luke a heart transplant team said a so much depends on the condition of the heart rather than the age of the donor. The donor s heart was perfectly Anderson a service station operator told his sister a week ago a Elf anything happens to me ill donate my Debord under the u e of a san Antionio physicist re. Fer to to Cooley toe in my. A we were St until. It j Fiji words but we Felt the in. Cooley was the Best Sun a Thi Type of Ope Tiou a f Debord said. The 5-foot in Debord suffered his first heart attack two years ago his wife a there had been two attacks since then he experienced severe Chest of i us to Days ago and doctors said he could not live without a trails Plant operation. Two other heart recipients Are recovering at the Hospital. Everett c. Thomas 47, of Phoenix ari/., received a new heart May 3 and Louis John Fierro 54, of Elmont n.y., underwent the surgery May 21. Both left the Hospital sunday to watch a baseball game. Today s chuckle wonder drug a Medicine that makes you wonder whether you can afford to get sick these Days
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