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The e Ven i no s in vol. 78 no. 76 wednesday july 17, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 i of per cop major attack near Clifford says plane Hijacker is unperturbed by Stop for Gas Mumi Fla. Apr a Man who threatened to blow up a National airlines Jet with a Gre nude seized control of the plane Over Texas today held command during a refuelling Stop at new Orleans then forced the Pilot to Fly to Cuba. The dc8, with 57 passengers and seven crewmen aboard landed at Havana at 9 36 . Edt the airline said. Quot i be got a cuban in the cockpit with a grenade in one hand pro for Las Solon says of slated Washington apr a member of the Senate judiciary committee predicts backers of Abe Fortas for chief Justice of the United states will beat Back opposition and report president Johnson a nomination to the Senate floor by at least a 10-1 vote. A it May be 12 to 4,�?� said Michigan Democrat Philip a. Hart tuesday after Fortas conceded in five hours of testimony that he had advised president Johnson on critical National issues since becoming an As. Socrate supreme court Justice in 1965. The committee was not expected to get around to John songs nomination of Homer Thornberry As an associate Justice until thursday. It could be later if another opponent sen. Strom Thurmond r-s.c., carries out a threat not to allow the judiciary committee to hold hearings while the Senate itself is in session. Hart however said lengthy questioning will not affect the outcome. A i think tile vote in the com. Mittee will be to to 6 at worst in favor of the nominations a he said. The highlight of Fortas a opening testimony was his acknowledgement that since going on the court in 1965 he has responded to Calls from Johnson for help in instances when National crises arose. Sen. Robert p. Griffin r. Mich., promptly criticized Fortas a White House role saying a it breaches the Basic fundamental concept of separation of Powers or at least brings it into Griffin is not a member of the judiciary committee but he is leading the fight to Block Senate confirmation of Fortas and of Thornberry. The question of whether Fortas has served As an adviser to Johnson since going on the court was raised by sen. James o. Eastland d-miss., the committee chairman. A the president of the United states since i have been an As. Socrate Justice has done me the Honor on some occasions of indicating that he thought i could be of help to him and to the nation in a few critical matters a for tas said. A the added a it is Well known that the president and i have been associated mostly As a lawyer and client for a great Many at first Fortas said he did not want to get into specific matters on which Johnson had consulted him but under questioning by sen. John l. Mcclellan d-ark., he said he recalled Only the Vietnam War and civil disorders. Fortas said the role he played at the White House sessions was to listen to what others said and a to sum up the arguments on the one Side and the consider tons on the other Side a Fortas said he was a one of a number of people who were there at that critical moment of National danger. Weather warm and humid tonight with Chance of scattered evening thundershowers Low temperatures around 70. Hot and humid on thursday with Chance of evening thundershowers High temperatures in upper 80s and 90s. And a pistol in the other a the Pilot capt. Sid Oliver of Miami reported by radio As flight 1064 took off from Houston. A i am being ordered to Cuba a he added. The flight which originated at los Angeles had made a scheduled Stop at Houston. It also was scheduled to land at new Orleans before reaching its destination at Miami. A Faa spokesman said Oliver convinced the Hijacker there was not enough fuel in the tanks to overfly new Orleans. Fri agents and police stood helplessly by the plane at new Orleans while a fuel truck topped the tanks. The Hijacker remained in the cockpit threatening to blow up the plane with the grenade if he was molested. A i Don t know what you can do a said an airline spokesman while the plane was on the ground. The hijacking was the ninth this year of a commercial Airliner. The most recent was july 12, when a gunman who said he was dying of cancer tried to Force the Pilot of a Delta plane to take him to Havana. He was talked out of the hijacking and the plane landed at Miami. Once before a Pilot talked a Hijacker into Landing for fuel before flying him to Cuba. That was aug. 3, 1961 when a father and son took command of a Continental airlines plane Over Columbus n.m., on a flight from Phoenix to Elpaso. The men held five crewmen and four of the plane s 55 passengers on the plane for several hours until authorities punctured the planets tires with machine gun fire and overpowered the hijackers. Recently another Airliner was hijacked to Cuba from South America by a Man carrying a hand grenade. Other members of the Crew of the hijacked plane today were identified As co Pilot Leo Riso flight engineers Charles vile and stewardesses Barbara wad Ley Suzanne Lawton Shelley Moore and Kathleen Dickinson. Steelworkers favor strike leaders say Pittsburgh a local Union presidents say they expect 98 per cent of the United steelworkers rank and file to vote to strike the nations Basic steel Industry. A eth companies have a Shock coming a said the president of a big Ohio local. A oui Guys Are ready to the vote set for july 23, will be the first in history for the 450,000 men who cast the most widely used of All metals. But it does no to mean they will walkout of the Mills when their contract expires aug. I. A we Are saying quite frankly that time is running out a said . Abel president of the Union after a Daylong series of meetings with his top negotiate Ting teams tuesday. He told a hews conference that the companies still had not put any Money on the bargain ing table although Industry wide negotiations opened june 3 in new York and have been going full tilt in Pittsburgh for More than three weeks. A a there a been some Good Progress in some areas a he said but none in others especially the wage package. A i would Hope that in the re mauling weeks that we could get Down to the hard factual bargaining and work out a contract a Abel said the local Union presidents were More vocal. A we Haven to got anything from the companies a said an Thony Tomko president of the 5,000-Man local 1408 at Mckeesport a. A but they a better Wake the head of a bigger local in Illinois said he was going to make sure he got 98 per cent of his men voting to strike. A a we re going to put the pres sure on the company a he said. The authority to Call a strike rested previously in the unions wage policy committee. Crime fighters in Kansas City mo., have the combined facilities of police helicopter patrol ground units and a computer based information system. In this staged situation the helicopter officer activates the system by Radi oing the License number of a suspicious car to a dispatcher in the communications c control Center inset. Police chief Clarence m. Kelley is shown with the operator who is getting a screened response from the ism computers files. Within seconds the information is dispatched to the helicopter Pilot who alerts a ground unit to make the arrest. Mamma czechs vow Liberal Lim leaders say people support tread p r a ague Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia a new communist leaders defied the Kremlin and other orthodox communist governments tuesday night and said the nation will continue on its Liberal course with the full support of the people. The czechoslovak communist party presidium met to discuss a letter from the Warsaw conference of the soviet Union East Germany Poland Hun Gary and Bulgaria. Their leaders met sunday and monday because the poles and East germans fear the Liberal ferment will spread to their countries and the soviet leadership also is uneasy. The czechoslovak presidium said it will prepare a reply in the next few Days. In an interim communique it said it was aware that opponents a Are Active and trying to misuse the democratization process against the party and against Alexander Dubcek the new chief of the czechoslovak party refused to attend the Warsaw meeting and proposed instead that he and his colleagues hold a series of bilateral meetings with the various Allied communist leaders. Reliable sources said the letter from Warsaw demanded that the czechoslovak leaders attend a communist Summit conference within two weeks to justify their program the new York times reported in a Dis. Patch from Prague. The report said the letter charged that the policies of the Dubcek regime had Given Rise to a a revisionism in the party and had raised the threat of a counterrevolution by forces Friendly to the letter reportedly made one Concession to Prague a new leaders a agreement for sep Arate meetings with the leaders of the five nations before the joint meeting with All the conferences to be in Prague the czechoslovak presidium a to ease ii Oine Loans Washington apr the Federal government to pin.1 to insure the health of both Home building and the Economy will make it easier beginning next month for builders and buyers to get mortgage credit. An easing of Federal regulations effective aug. I will permit the savings and loan Industry to offer an additional $600 million to the Public in Home Loans. The government announcing this tuesday indicated a further easing could come later. The additional credit will be come available at a Tim it when government experts look for slower Over All growth in the nations Economy. Some private economists have contended the to per cent in. Com tax surcharge coupled with $6 billion in spending cuts and higher social Security taxes next Jan. I will Brake the Economy too much and possibly result in recession. But government economists contend this a overkill theory Ign ires the Basic strength of the private Economy and fails to take account of an easing in credit conditions and a better balance of economic policy. One government source said the easing of mortgage credit was made possible Lay the sur charge which went into effect this week As an anti inflationary tool. There was no indication from the Federal Reserve system however when it might loosen its tight anti inflationary rein on credit now that the surcharge has gone into effect. Its open Market committee a 12-Man panel which drafts Basic policy guidelines held its regular closed meeting tuesday but indicated in no Way what action it took the Federal Reserve Board did report another increase in the nations Industrial production to its second straight monthly record. The Advance was Only three tenths of a Point to 164.4 per cent of the 1957-59 base period a substantial slowing from the 1.6 Point increase during May. Communique said it agrees in principle to a consultative meet. Ing of a group of countries but wanted prelim diary separate consultations. The czechoslovak news Agency cps meanwhile reported that additional soviet troops have left the country. It gave no numbers. Earlier czechoslovak intelligence officers acknowledge that Only 1,509 of the 10,000 troops moved in o the country for the Maneu vers in june had left. In be latest report it soviet prom be is that All w la be out of the country by sunday. It appeared unlikely that the soviet troops would move against Dubcek a government but the russians seemed to Hope their presence would encourage the followers of Antonin Novotny ousted by the Dubcek faction earlier this year As president and Corn nudist party Leader. Novotny has in Quot de two secret trips to Moscow recently to plead for soviet help in return lug the country to orthodox communism reliable inform ants said. Meanwhile backing for dub Cek c a in e from the Independent minded com nudist rulers of r mania and Yugoslavia arid communist party leaders in Italy and France. And re. Ports from the Warsaw conference said that even at the meet ing there Hungary had advocated soft handling of the czechoslovak. Raids to match big tet offensive Saigon api widespread enemy attacks As heavy is the tet and May offensives can be expected throughout South Vietnam in late july August or ear in september Secretary of de. Clark Mclifford said today. Basing his comments on re. Ports from senior . Commanders since he arrived in Vietnam sunday Clifford said enemy forces around Saigon Are increasing and there is a continual movement of enemy troops into the military District that surrounds the capital the purpose lie said a obviously is to launch some attack on asked if enemy tactics have any relation to tile .-North vietnamese talks in Paris Clifford replied a we proceed on the Assumption that tile enemy combat plan is based on making impressions on tile conference in Paris he said a a spectacle Lar events could affect the negotiations but did not elaborate. Clifford said tile level of fight ing in South Vietnam s northernmost provinces has not been As High As it was in previous months because some North vietnamese divisions have been pulled Back into North Vietnam for refitting. They can be expected to re. Turn a in greater Force a Clifford told newsmen at Danang Lur ing a visit to the Northern area below the demilitarized zone. He met at Danang and Phu bal with . Marine and army off cers commanding troops in the critical Northern War zone. The Pentagon chief said none of the american troop Coni minders in Saigon has asked Hun for More troops Anc has no plans to request additional troops. Clifford said he was interested in the recent statement by South vietnamese president Nguyen Van thin that phased withdraw a1 of american troops might begin in 1969, but he himself was not prepared to give any estimate. The a outstanding fact of the briefings tie received in Danang today Clifford said was a report that the South vietnamese 1st army division is comparable in effectiveness to any division in the . Army. The division operates along the demilitarized zone. The Secretary said tile South vietnamese Are accelerating their efforts elsewhere in the country and he Hopes other gov eminent units can be brought up to the Quality of Hie 1st division. In Saigon the . Embassy released a captured Viet Cong directive warning enemy forces not. To expect peace or Independence from the parts talks until a a general offensive and general uprising Force the United states to accept defeat. A the diplomatic offensive is of Paramount importance but it will not play a decisive role a said the document which was dated june 5. A Only when we have successfully accomplished the general offensive and general uprising will the negotiations demonstrate their significance which consists of creating conditions for the enemy to accept final defeat and withdraw in an honorable american commanders believe the next enemy general of. Tensive will thrust mainly at Saigon the capital and largest City Danang the nations S.C.Horny halt Sirhan courtroom is bomb proof bid issued Paris apr the United states made a new Appeal to North Vietnam in the Paris peace talks today to declare what action it will take a if the remainder of the bombing of North Vietnam a i have stated Many times a ambassador w. Averell Harri Man told North vietnamese negotiators a that the uniter states is prepared to Stop the bombing of the remainder of North Vietnam but i Hare asked what would happen then. A i have asked what you then will do slow the Pace of Hie War or continue to heighten the level of your aggression and to that Central question you have Given no answer no answer whatsoever. Los Angeles apr it looks like some prosperous suburbs proud new courtroom Walls of . Brown tile floor. Air Condi. Toning. Frosted Glass Light fixtures. But the handsome draw. Drapes hide steel plates big enough to protect against any. Thing including explosives that might conceivably be thrown through the windows. This is the a mini fortress where Strhan Bishara Sirhan pleads Friday to a charge of As. Sass unating sen. Robert f. Ken Nedy. The room is 50 or 60 feet from the cell where six deputies con stantly guard the 24-year-old jordanian from Anonymous death threats. Sheriff Peter j. Pitchess said in displaying it tuesday. The room and Sirhan Are on the 13th floor of the Hall of Justice. A someone would have to de stroy the entire building to get him a Pitchess told newsmen. Whether it will be used for Sirhan a actual trial will be up to the judge assigned the Case the sheriff said. The Low Ceil need chamber 40 by 50 feet was a visiting room for women prisoners until they were moved to another jail about three years ago. Since then it has been used to store paint air conditioning gear and Kitchen steam kettles. The assassination accelerated its Long planned conversion to a squad room for instructing deputies assigned to the jail on the top five floors. Sheriff Pitchess told 87 news men that he invited them to see a this so called min fortress a As a recent local headline described it a so there would Beno mystery about it and its a sheriffs aide pulled the drapes draw string to disclose three steel plates 6 feet wide 7 feet 7 inches tall and a Quarter Inch thick. Also , they stand on rollers and tracks about two feet in from the three windows overlooking Broadway. A the plates Are for protect. Tion so nothing can be thrown in a Pitchess said a expo. Sives or a behind ropes in the room Are two abutting mahogany counsel tables with five Ieather upholstered chairs. Expected to sit from left to right from Spectra. Torso viewpoint Pitchess said Are Sirhan his attorney tile chief prosecutor and his two Are 79 the a aides. A plywood enclosure painted Brown surrounds the judge s raised built in desk there Metal folding chairs for newsmen Ana other spectators. Behind a rope to one Side Are 23 chairs for sheriffs aides and other officials. Sirhan a court appearance Friday will be his fourth first was an Early morning Rign rent after Kennedy was fatally shot and five bystanders were wounded june 5 during Celebration at the ambassador hotel of the new York senators Victory in californians demo critic presidential primary. The next two appearances were in a Chapel at the c jail from which Sirhan moved july 7. As before n men and other spectators be searched Antral was is will end largest Cliv and possibly the old Imperial capital of Hue. Ekoue tattoos of an attack on Saigon in no i w a re modified Wile i c Irenr troops to the West and for Lowe so of tin capital reported pulling Back. One suggested explanation is fill by by i Ila it for a big a Taek on the capital rid then Back North Vietnam now Ca i claim t the Paris t i is that it has scaled Dawn the War Ani the United Stites in return Shojii d Stop ill bombing of the North there also is shecut Ilion a hat the enemy command is awaiting the outcome it the Honolulu me Din Between president Johnson Aal South vietnamese presid a id no us m a i t lieu this weekend. Tile ennui document wbk ii was and ices a i it viol Conj aiders and sol i ors was captured by a Mer can Ian try Meir in Binh Duong province North of Saigon Hay Ai vow extradition v it i Mai i Bull London apr James Earl Ray May to on his Way Back to the United states tonight or Early thursday to face trial for the killing of or. Martin Luther King or. Ray cleared the Way for his return by signing a declaration tuesday that he did not want to Appeal die order for his extradition issued by London a chief magistrate on july 2. It was not known whether rays lawyers would deliver his statement to tile Home office or whether they would lot the 15-Day period for him to file an a. Peal expire this afternoon Wiki out taking further action. In either Case Home Secretary James Callaghan could sign die order for rays extradition before Nightfall. He would then in delivered to the . Justice department for the transatlantic flight. A i suspect the first word that Ray has left London will lie news of his actual arrival in Memphis a one a me Rte an source said. Other informed sources speculated that Ray would be flown Back with a heavy guard aboard a . Military plane or a chartered civilian Jet. . Military planes can use British civilian Fields S.C. us Heathrow did Gat Wick near Lon Don. Rays american lawyer a thur j. Hanes of Birmingham ala., was due in London this morning. He May ask to accompany ids client Back to the United states but . Officials indicated this no quest would be turned Down. Rays decision not to Appeal the extradition order came As a Surprise liter a routine court hearing tuesday at which he sat quietly while his British lawyers agreed to have him held in prison another eight Days. Iru it military i High a in resident Beirut Lebanon tap a a bloodless military coup in Iraq has ousted the regime of Prest Dent Abdel Rahman Are and expelled him from the country. Baghdad radio announced to Day. A a revolutionary command Council took Over All executive and legislative Powers. Its membership was not announced immediately but there was speculation it is led by the baath socialist party which rules Syria. Denouncing Arefus regime As a a Bunch of illiterates a a Bagh dad broadcast said the ousted leaders had a divided the coun try into Feudal sections for their personal enrichment a failed to Settle the rebellion of the kurd ish tribes in norther Iraq and pursued a a ruthless and superfly. Cia policy on today a chuckle ii you watch a game its fun. 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