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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - July 5, 1968, Norwich, New York
B52s Aga in Pound North Viet area prisoner s air Hijack try fails j Las vegas Nev. Apr a prisoner aboard an Airliner carrying 71 passengers slipped away from his guards Long enough to try a daring plot to Hijack the plane. Then he sat Back Between his guards and waited. None of the other passengers aboard the trans world airlines plane knew of the threat made quietly by John Hamilton Morris to a stewardess a eve got dynamite in this bag. And my two buddies have guns. Turn this plane around and Fly it to Hermosillo the stewardess told the Pilot. He told aviation authorities in los Angeles by radio. At their direction capt. C. P. Barron changed course. For 20 minutes while Morris sat Between two Deputy . Marshals Barron slowly circled Southern Nevada. Then As Barren sat the Boeing 727 Down at Mccarran Field Morris bolted for a door. His guards grabbed and subdued him. Morris 48, was taken to Clark county jail Here and the plane after an hours delay continued its flight to san Francisco. A spokesman for the Federal Bureau of investigation said Morris would appear before a Federal grand jury to answer a possible attempted hijacking charge. He was being flown from prison at Leavenworth kau., to san Francisco for an Appeal hearing on his 15-year sentence for Bank robbery. Authorities said the two Deputy marshals assigned to guard Morris agreed to let him go to a rest room at the front of the plane but no to realize that he instead stopped and talked with the stewardess in the first class compartment Between the Cabin Section an he pilots. Several Las vegas police officers had entered the plane before the passengers realized what had happened. A they were kind of startled when they found out a said a Twa spokesman. A but they weren to really 7 children drown when boat flips Lake Wales Fla. A seven children on a Holiday out ing and a Man who was giving them a boat ride drowned thurs Day when their 12-foot outboard flipped Over hurling them into Lake easy about five Miles South of Here. The Only survivor was an 11-year-old girl who Clung to the overturned boat and was rescued by a vacationing Deputy sheriff. A when the first car got there the families of the kids were wading around in the water. Crying and searching for bodies a said capt. Earl Branch of the Polk county sheriffs department. A none of them could the families were making an All Day fourth of july Outing of it said a nearby cottage owner. A they had set up their picnic stuff Early in the Branch said William Harrell j5. Of Lake Wales loaded the eight children into the boat for a ride around the Small Lake. Raymond Parks of Winter Haven said he was fishing nearby when the boat started swinging toward the picnic site on the Bank. He said the boat rolled Over in the Middle of the turn pitching its cargo of children into 15 feet of water about too Yards from Shore. Branch said Deputy Ray Greubel who was camping with his family nearby swam to the overturned boat. The bodies were recovered during a three hour search by divers and men in boats with grappling Hooks. Weather variable cloudiness with a Chance of scattered showers tonight Low temperatures mainly in the 50s. Partial Clearing saturday with High temperatures in the 70s. Enemy missiles miss their Mark George it like this cub scouts from Oxford portray George Washington and his men crossing the Delaware thursday during annual Oxford fourth of july fireman a Field Days Parade. Group took second place honors in floats division. Story other pictures Page 3. Photo by Casey Jones 175 Tail to show at starting time a amp a Calls Union Parley work stoppage pickets walk posts As Union members hold a monthly meeting Quot arming Egypt oks in Force senior diplomats say Egypt Lias offered to take Back a United nations peacekeeping Force on its soil As part of an Arab israeli settlement but meanwhile a boost in egyptian military spending was reported in Cairo. Diplomats in London said the readiness of egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser to restore a . Peace Force under some guaranteed form of tenure has been conveyed to the Mission of . Envoy Gunnar jarring. It was deemed a hopeful development because Nasser sex. Aulsion of . Troops was a major Factor in the train of events that led to the six Day Middle East War of june 1907. Efforts toward a settlement have been stymied by israelis refusal to give Back captured Arab lands without direct negotiations with the arabs and the arabs refusal to meet with tile israelis. The United nations has called for Israel to withdraw from captured territory and for the arabs to end their belligerency toward Israel. Foreign Secretary Michael Stewart told newsmen thursday prospects for Progress in the Middle East seem better. One encouraging development he said was a statement attributed to egyptian foreign minister Mahmoud Riad that a we recognize realities and is Rael is one of them. Now we want but the egyptian government in announcing a $4.6-billion budget thursday said it was geared mainly to a sacrifices to enhance military expenditure and to liberate Arab lands occur. Pied by no defense figures were disclosed but sem official source said this years defense appropriation is the highest Iii egyptian history. A special $293.25.million emergency fund was created to consolidate the armed forces and popular resistance against the israeli occupation of tie egyptian Sinai Peninsula and the East Bank of the Suez canal. The fund would be raised largely As contributions from Arab Oil states donations of on private citizens and a civil in. Sense tax. Nasser conferred for these it Ond Day today with soviet Lead ors in Moscow. However it was understood Nasser also would ask for n a it a russian arms and Aid. World trip nothing to Alec Portsmouth England apr Alec Rose woke up today after a Good sleep in a stationary bed went Back to work at his vegetable shop and dismissed his round the world Solo voyage As a selfish project not very important. Lavish headlines and editorials celebrated his Home Eom ing thursday from his 28,500. Mile voyage in the 36-foot Ketch Lively lady and the cheers of a crowd of 250,000 echoed through this historic English seaport his Hometown. But Rose 59, took it All As quietly As if it hardly mattered. He said he Felt he had been a bit selfish a just going off and doing something that in be a1-ways wanted to do since i was a but he Felt a better Man. A one must have the shadows of life to appreciate the Light a he said. In 354 Days at sea Rose endured the ultimate in loneliness and stared death in the face. Once he passed out from fumes while trying to repair the Small engine which charged his batteries. A i came to in about hours a he said. A fall i com 1�?o was lie on my bunk and recuperate. It was several before i could raise an appetite at the Tricky times prayed. A Why not a he said a i id my prayers As sincerely As i could. A i Felt at times rather a puerile a asking for help we a i needed it and not asking tor help when i no to need it. However i Felt my prayers were answered at times and a got by Casey Jones Chenango and Unadilla Telephone corp. Officials claimed today some 175 members of Faical 1725 of the International brother Hool of electrical workers Union were engaged in an a illegal work stoppage while attending what Union Heads said is a a regular monthly Union Union members went to the meeting called for 6 30 this morning and not appear for work at their usual starting time. They were still at the veterans of foreign wars Hall in East main St. Late this morning. William Cusack president of the local said the session was called for Early this morning instead of the regular meeting time of 8 . On the first monday of the month As regularly scheduled so members could make use of the Long weekend. He said he had anticipated the employees being at work at 8 . When the regular offices opened but Union members had Many questions which they want answered. Union employees will return As soon As possible he said. In a statement Thomas s. Monette president of the company said members of the local a have ignored tile no strike provision contained in their labor agreement with the company and Are engaged in an illegal work a the Telephone corp. Regrets that this situation exists and Hopes that our customers Are not adversely affected As a result of this illegal a tile management personnel of the company is maintaining service on a near Normal basis and will work As Many hours As is required to keel the service As near Normal As Cusack said tile Union a a 1s just As concerned about tile Public interests As the company but we want to be treated As human he said the company was informed that Telephone operators would be leaving their posts for the meeting today and gave them time to staff tile switchboard for emergency service. A we have every right to hold a Union meeting a he said. An operator told a reporter this morning a Terni ing to make a Long distance Call that no Calls could be accepted unless they were of emergency status. In a statement some two weeks ago when informational picketing of the offices at East Park place began Cusack said a since Cau has become a member of the Continental Telephone company system a have received no recognition from the a changes in conditions of pm , changes in policy and the rights of the workers have been ignored a he said at that time. Today he added that the company is not respecting seniority in reorganization of the Norwich offices and work in the accounting department is being sent to the Syracuse office for processing. He said Moncho Lins Only listened to the unions problem but has not acted. A Continental will not talk a he declared. He said a representative of the International drove to Norwich from Pennsylvania last december when the company was timing absorbed by the Continental system but company officials would not talk with him. Thi company has received a Long list of complaints from the Union As to specific cases of a unfair Lal it or practices a Cusack said. He said the Union has filed charges with the National labor relations Board in Buffalo. The contract Between the local and the company expires in 1969. Saigon apr two enemy antiaircraft missiles were fired at . Air Force b52 bombers attacking North Vietnam a Southern Panhandle thursday the . Command reported today. Spokesman said none of the eight engine bombers was hit. The b52s have fired upon before by the soviet made missiles on raids in North Viet Nam s southernmost Section but none Ever has been hit so far in the War. The b52s began a massive bombing Campaign monday against enemy artillery Sites and storage areas in the pan. Handle and the Northern part of the demilitarized zone. Since then they have flown 28 raids in the area. The giant bombers Are considered vulnerable to the enemy High Altitude in i s s i i e s. . , smaller arid lower flying ordinarily attack known enemy missile Sites before the b52s head for the do / or North Vietnam and the b52s generally try to steer Clear of these site the fighter bombers attacked one missile site 13 Miles above the do thursday and pilots reported their bombs touched off four fires. They flew 141 mis. Sious today against Supply lines in the Panhandle. File b52s returned today to pounding enemy bases around Saigon in a massive Allied Cam. Pain to head off a threatened attack on the capital. They flew five missions 28 to 30 Miles Northwest of Saigon. On the ground Allied troops uncovered two More important enemy arms caches today bringing the number found since wednesday to five. A a we re getting better Intelli. Gence a a . Spokesman said. A a we re getting it the weapons at the base Camps before it can be maj. Gen. John j. Hay com. Mander of . Troops in the capital military District has said the Only Way to prevent at. Tacks on Saigon is to seize Erie. My weapons before they can be moved into firing position. One of the latest discoveries was made by . 1st division infantrymen Iii a Complex of five bunkers and 150 feet of Tun. Riels 33 Miles North of Saigon. I he Cache contained Lio Bazooka Type rockets seven rocket launchers an 82mrn mortar and 24 shells for it. South vietnamese infantrymen turned up a Cache 180 Miles Northwest of Saigon which government spokesmen said contained five i of to mid russian rockets of the Type used to Shell Saigon in a it cent weeks 91 rounds of 75mm recoilless Rifle shells and three smaller Range rockets. About 30 Miles Northwest of Saigon other 1st division troops gingerly probed Booby trapped enemy bunkers where they a1, ready had found a Cache of More than 35 of the big russian 122mm rockets plus More than 1,000 Bazooka Type rockets. The Cache is Only to Miles from a big . Base at Dan Teng which came under a 500-round rocket and mortar attack earlier thursday. Cooks clerks and Drivers helped infantrymen repel enemy commandos in a 21. Hour Battle at the base. Two other rocket caches were seized six Miles East of Saigon wednesday and thursday. These included both 122mm rockets and chinese 107mm rockets which weigh about 50 pounds. In other action thursday . Marines suffered four killed Anil 13 wounded in a 40-minute engagement with about 150 North vietnamese troops. The Marine company covering the withdraw. 1 from the Kin Saith com. Bat base when the enemy at. Tacked with Small arms a. Chine guns and grenades. A . Spokesman said 17 enemy bodies were found after the Battle. South vietnamese infantrymen reported killing 22 enemy soldiers on the Eastern flank of the demilitarized zone near go Linh. Spokesmen said govern meat losses were one killed and two wounded. Also along the do enemy gunners shot Down a helicopter from the 101st air cavalry division killing three of the four crewmen and wounding the other. Rickover rips Holdup of subs Washington apr civil mils in the Pentagon Anil Orojio. Hents it if surface ships Are Block ing development of . Summa. Tines while Russia is far ahead in numbers of undersea Craft charges vice . Hyman g. Rickover. The principal tactic being used to delay submarine Progress is a to study things to death a Rickover adds. This is particularly True he says of his proposal for a new super quiet sub that could be used to track russian missile carrying submarines. Rickover known As tile father of the nuclear submarine Coin. Rented in testimony before the Senate preparedness sub Coin Mittee in March and a Iran script of the testimony was re. Leased thursday night. He said the Navy agreed last december that it needed a new sub but that or. John s. Foster director of defense research and engineering and principal adv is. Or to the Secretary of defense on such matters has kept asking for More studies. No milk spilled Driver of this tractor trailer pleaded guilty to a charge of failure to keep right before new Berlin Justice Christopher Burke this morning and paid a $10 Fine. State police said the Driver Alvin i. Pfaffroth 29 of Scranton uninjured. He was East bound on route 23 at at iut 6 . Aud be. Cause of heavy fog apparently failed to see a warning sign on a Sharp righthand curve at Amblerville. The Rig Art unloaded milk Tanker owned by cae truck corp of . 3 Sauger. Ties tipped Over on its left Side. Guardrails kept the heavy Tanker from crashing into the Side of a dwelling a Short distance from the Highway. Trooper . Smith of the Norwich sub station investigated. Sun staff photo
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