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Stevens Point Daily Journal (Newspaper) - September 19, 1970, Stevens Point, WisconsinTeens Jet int la Fly journal saturday september 19, 1970 Stevens Point wis. 54481 Loc associated press 75th year 14 pages Waits for Takeoff an Allegheny airline Boeing 727 jetliner stands on a runway at Philadelphia International Airport Early today before it took off for Havana. The plane was hijacked Between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia by a Man who first said he wanted to go to Cairo but then settled for Cuba. A wire photo Jet hijacked to Havana by gunman Miami a a gun toting Hijacker who wanted to go to Cairo settled for Cuba instead saturday and took an Allegheny airlines Jet and its eight Crew men to Havana. The Young to be armed with pistol Gaso line and dynamite was aboard the Boeing 727 on a flight from Pittsburgh to Boston and took Over just before the plane made a scheduled Stop at Philadelphia International Airport Federal aviation administration officials said. He allowed 90 passengers to leave but kept aboard three flight crewmen three Stewar Desses and two men believed to be Faa inspectors or airlines personnel the Faa said. In Washington however Allegheny said the two men were a Captain and a first officer of Allegheny Riding Deadhead on the plane. The plane sat on a runway for an hour while it was being re fuelled. The Pilot John Harkin said Over the radio he talked the Hijacker out of Cairo and persuaded him to go to Havana in said it. Robert Baker chief of Airport police at Phila Delphia. John Balderama one of the passengers released by the gun Man said the scribed As a tall thin Young one of the stewardesses by the neck and took to the front of the plane just before it landed at Philadelphia. Passengers said the Hijacker then told another stewardess to bring him a Small canvass bag stowed under his seat. A passenger who helped the stewardess get the bag said it held a butane Gas Container with a White plastic bottle taped to it. The Hijacker set the bag in front of him and announced i be got something Here to blow up the whole a Young female passenger who declined to give name said the Man sat about two seats behind and that she saw him take a Small pistol from a canvass bag he had under the seat. An Allegheny spokesman said it appeared to be a .22-caliber pistol. Baker said a stewardess slipped one of his men a note re questing a gun. He said a police Man s .38-caliber service revolver was passed up to the Stew Ardess through an emergency exit door. It was my understanding she was requesting it for the Crew not the Baker said. Ordinarily i would t do this but she looked like a pretty competent he said. A unit of police sharpshooters approached the plane while it was being refuelled in a futile attempt to get a Clear shot at the Hijacker or Board the plane. The aircraft left Philadelphia for Cuba at ., Edt and landed at Havana s Jose Marti Airport at ., the Faa said. Priest woman die in car Accident the pastor of St. James Cath Olic Church at Amherst and a Stevens Point woman were killed Friday night in a traffic Accident near Custer. The Rev. Ernest j. Aim 57, and mrs. Regina b. Wanserski 69, 625 5th ave., became por Tage county s Lith and 12th traffic victims of the year. The grinding crash which involved three vehicles and pos sible four ripped father Kaim s car in half. Father Kaim was alone in his car. Mrs. Wanserski was Riding with son in Law Harry Wroblewski 201 Prentice St., who is in critical condition at St. Michael s Hospital with Multi ple fractures and a possible head injury. Two others in the Wrobelwski car were Hurt. Wroblewski s wife Marie is in critical condition at St. Michael s with a head injury. Their 13 year old son Gerard was less seriously Hurt and is listed in Satis factory condition at the Hospi Tal. A third Driver Patricia Rohr Bacher Milwaukee is also listed As satisfactory with a Cut below right Eye. The sheriff s department was still attempting to put together details of the Accident this morn ing. Deputies said there May have been a truck involved too but this had not been confirmed. The Accident happened at ., about three quarters of a mile East of Custer on Highway 10. Father Kaim and mrs. Wanserski both died of head injuries the sheriff s department said. At the scene the front half of the priest s car was found on the Road and the rear half off the Highway. Damage was estimated at 000 to father Kaim s 1970 Model car to Wroblewski s car and to the Rohrbacher vehicle. Funeral arrangements for father Kaim Are pending at the Jungers funeral Home am Herst. The Dzikoski funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for mrs. Wanserski s funeral. It will be held tuesday but other details were not available this morning. Nixon signs orders barring rail strike Washington a act ing with great the n i x o n administration has blocked for 60 Days a threatened nationwide rail strike. President Nixon signed executive orders Friday barring a walkout by four unions against 160 rail lines and creating a five member Board to investigate the dispute. Unless Congress enacts Emer gency legislation the unions will be free to strike if no con tract settlement is reached in the next 60 Days. The orders signed under pro visions of the railway labor act affect some Union 70 per cent of the nation s railway work Force. Asst. Secretary of labor Wil Liam j. Usery a top labor troubleshooter said at the White House he had hoped for a Settle ment negating the need for the executive orders. It was with great relic he said that the labor department recommended the president sign the orders. But he indicated Only a few Points of major disagreement remain to be resolved after weeks of government sponsored talks. Those issues should be dealt with by the Board he said. He said a five member panel instead of the usual three Mem Ber Board was formed so that an equitable settlement May be reached at the earliest possible its members Are to be named later. Under the 44-year-old rail la Bor Law the Board will study the dispute and submit its recommendations within 30 Days. Over the following 30 Days the unions and rail lines Are to consider the recommendations during negotiations. A strike had been called for sept. 10, but government Media tors won agreement from the Union to delay for five Days. There were selective shut Downs in some areas tuesday and wednesday until a Federal court order blocking any strikes took effect. . Dist. Court judge Howard Corcoran said Friday he would leave his order in effect until it expires sept. 23. Earlier this week c. L. Den Nis president of the brother Hood of railway airline and steamship clerks claimed the Industry negotiators remained Adamant in offering Only a one year 7 per cent wage increase offer. The unions want a 40 per cent or higher increase Over three years. Besides the clerks the unions involved Are the United transportation Union the brother Hood of maintenance of Way employees and the hotel and restaurant employees and bar Union. Smongeski bequest aids Law school income from the bequest of a Stevens Point attorney is being used for Law student scholar ships and Legal research at the University of Wisconsin. Antone l. Smongeski who died in 1968 at the age of 90, left a half million dollars to the University of Wisconsin foundation. He placed no restrictions on the foundation s use of the Money. But members of the Portage county bar association made the bequest known to the Dean of the us Law school Spencer l. Kimball. And since sponge ski was a graduate of the Law school and maintained a life Long interest in it the attorneys suggested that it would be appropriate for the bequest to be used for the Benefit of the school. Kimball took it up with the foundation which agreed. Annual income from the be quest could conceivably run 000 or More. Part of it will provide annual Smongeski scholarships with recipients to be picked on the basis of need and academic achievement. Preference will be Given to residents of Portage and Manitowoc counties Smon Geski grew up in Manitowoc and one of the first three scholarship recipients is Richard Fortune son of or. And mrs. Michael Fortune 2501 Prais St. The rest of the income will be used to fund Law school faculty research and study. Our experience Over the past two dec states the approved Law school proposal demonstrates that a free research year or even a semester May allow deep inquiry into problems that Are Only dimly perceived at the beginning. From such free periods which the Smongeski bequest will years of productive achievement can be the first Smongeski research Grant will be awarded during the coming academic year. Among the other bequests in the Smongeski estate was 000 to the City of Stevens Point to provide such items As Eye glasses and health for local school children. An identical bequest was made to the City of two Rivers his Home town. Lettuce Boycott Battle promised Salinas. Calif. A two Western grower organizations have announced plans to fight Cesar Chavez nationwide boy Cott of lettuce sold without the Union Label of his United farm workers organizing committee. The California Council of growers and the Western grow ers association announced a Campaign Friday to convince grocers and the Public that their lettuce is also Union produced under teamsters Union con tracts. Fire attempt in Jordan Uncertain Beirut Lebanon Apfield marshal Habis maj Ali of Jordan ordered All his forces to cease fire against palestinian guerrillas today. His order was for a shooting halt at 6 Noon Edt. Earlier in the Day radio Cairo reported that King Hussein had agreed to an egyptian proposal Lor a 24-hour cease fire. But this was thrown into con fusion by an ultimatum by a Jali to the guerrillas to surren Der in three hours or face death by firing squads. Also a guerrilla spokesman in Beirut had said it was doubtful guerrilla leaders would accept tiie egyptian cease fire idea. Maj Ali s cease fire order broadcast by radio Amman was addressed to All police and Security units of the Royal forces. There was no immediate response from the guerrillas who had contemptuously rejected maj Ali s surrender ultimatum. Fighting in Jordan was re ported raging for the third straight Day. Egypt s Middle East news Agency said the cease fire proposal was sent to Hussein by president carnal Abdel Nasser. It quoted Nasser As telling Hussein through an emissary that a cease fire for at least 24 hours could prevent the inter National plot which is evident in suspicious movements of the american 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean it also quoted the president As saying an immediate cease fire is necessary because our in formation about casualties is frightening a Cairo newspaper had re ported earlier that the number of persons killed or wounded in Jordan had soared past radio Amman broadcast the surrender ultimatum by Field marshal Habis maj Ali Jor Dan s military governor who gave the guerrillas three hours to surrender or be executed by firing squads As mutineers. Maj Ali s proclamation said this is the last warning to the fedayeen. All guerrillas must Lay Down their and surrender by 4 Anyone who resists the Royal forces after this time limit will be treated As an outlaw and killed or arrested and tried by courts martial on a charge of armed Mutiny against the authorities. This crime is punishable by the deadline was 10 ., Edt. Maj Ali repeated earlier Assur ances that guerrillas wishing to surrender would not be harmed. In Beirut guerrilla spokes men said before news came of maj Ali s ultimatum that Nas ser s proposed cease fire had virtually no Chance of accept Ance by the guerrilla Leader ship. The iraqi news Agency said guerrilla spokesmen in Baghdad denounced Nasser s efforts As an affront to the dignity of the Arab the guerrillas claimed in radio broadcasts they had re pulsed the s main attack at a town 30 Miles North of am Man in the heart of what the commandos have declared a liberated in other parts of the country the appeared to be gain ing the upper hand. Palestinian reinforcements were reported streaming into Jordan from Syria to Back the guerrillas. The reinforcements included units of the Long Idle Palestine liberation which crossed the Border with soviet made heavy weapons. A guerrilla communique broadcast by Baghdad and Damascus radio said the opened the assault at Dawn with an intensive artillery barrage on the town of Ajlouny and Ger three state theft ring broken Appleton a outage Mie county officials saying they had inside help from a for Mer member of a burglary ring reported Friday they had broken up a three state theft operation involving approximately in loot. Officials said the thefts occurred Over a period of years in More than 15 counties some of them in Minnesota and Illinois but that most of the incidents involved their own county. Thomas Cane an assistant District attorney said three men from Menasha Nashotah and Kaukauna were named in War rants. He said the series of burglaries began in 1968, was aimed primarily at new but not yet occupied dwellings and included theft of snowmobiles furniture cars camper trailers and some school equipment. Positions the barrage was followed by an armoured Advance. The guerrillas said the also resumed its heavy bombardment of the town of Zara 25 Miles Northeast of Amman for the third straight Day. Tanks and Field artillery Are intensively shelling the town and guerrilla strongholds there but our forces Are standing their the communique said. There was no immediate Bat the report from the government Side. Guerrilla broadcasts from Damascus the capital of Syria warned commandos to prepare for a massive tank assault at Dawn against Irbid 50 Miles North of Amman. Guerrillas took Over the City the nation s second largest earlier this week. Fyn had successfully repelled Day Long attacks Friday by Jorda Nian armoured brigades in Irbid and in Ramatha 10 Miles East of Irbid on the main Road leading to the syrian Border. Although both Syria and Iraq have promised to Aid the com Mandos there was no move by the iraqi forces stationed near Irbid to take a role in the fighting and syrian forces remained Well behind the Border. Israel has said it will not stand by idly if Syria and Iraq intervene in Jordan. Amman remained virtually Cut off from the rest of the world today. A curfew remained in effect and Black smoke still Hung Over the City. Diplomatic reports reaching London said Telephone links and Power sup plies in the jordanian capital the Fate of 54 hostages from last week s airline hijackings remained unknown. A red Cross Mission in Amman trying to arrange their release report edly lost Contact with the guerrillas holding them. The guerrillas Are demanding the release of palestinian prisoners by the governments of four countries As Ransom. The popular front for the liberation of Palestine the group holding the hostages warned Friday night that it would strike at All americans and american interests in the Arab world if the United states intervened militarily in Jordan. Every american and every american interest will be a tar the front said in a state ment issued in Beirut. No american will be Safe if there is an us forces in position for Rescue operation Washington a with american forces in the Mediterranean bolstered president Nixon kept continuous watch to Day on the crisis in embattled Jordan with american lives and the survival of the Hussein government his primary con Cern. The positioning of military forces was described officially As a precautionary step in Case Nixon decides intervention in Jordan is necessary to Rescue the More than 400 americans in the country. Nixon was reported however prepared if necessary to inter Vene for other reasons if neigh Boring Iraq or Syria enters the civil War Between King Hus Sein s forces and the palestinian guerrillas or if the country be comes in danger of falling under guerrilla control. The president was keeping watch from his Retreat at Camp David my. Accompanying him were staff aides or. Henry a. Kissinger and . Haldeman. Word that american forces in the Mediterranean were being reinforced came Friday from the Pentagon. The defense department ordered additional ships and planes into the East Ern Mediterranean. Air Force c130 transports capable of Fly ing out refugees or taking in paratroopers were already in position in the area. Officials privately expressed Hope Hussein could surmount the crisis unaided. Through diplomatic channels to Cairo and Moscow and in talks Here with israeli Premier Golda Meir administration leaders strove to save the . Drive for peace Between Israel and the Arab states from the explosive pres sures of the jordanian conflict. An element of . Concern in this respect is the fear that if palestinian forces win control in Jordan their All out hostility to Ward Israel would Force israeli intervention which in turn might trigger intervention by Iraq and Syria and Widen the Middle East struggle. Even in the absence of such consequences officials see no Chance for a peace settlement involving Jordan if the guerrillas Rule that country. Mrs. Meir said Friday egyptian israeli negotiations Are impossible unless Egypt Rolls Back antiaircraft missed bases set up along the Suez canal in alleged violation of the military stand still agreement the two coun tries accepted in August. Inquiries As to whether Nixon has Given Hussein some commitment of . Support if needed Drew uninformative answers from official sources. White House press Secretary Ronald l. Ziegler told a news Confer ence there is no commitment i m prepared to cover with the Chicago Sun times said in a Story published in two Edi Israel firm about condition for talks Washington a israeli prime minister Golda Meir has inflicted a heavy blow on american Hopes that the Middle East peace talks could be resumed in the near future. Mrs. Meir told president Nix on there can be no peace talks until Egypt removes the mis Siles Israel claims were implanted along the Suez canal in violation of a military standstill agreement. Nixon and Secretary of state William p. Rogers tried Friday tout failed to persuade the 72 year old israeli Leader that talks under United nations mediator Gunnar jarring provide the Only Avenue to peace. In principle mrs. Meir agreed. But she asked Why should Israel negotiate a peace treaty with a country which Vio lated a lesser cease fire agree ment virtually the same Day it agreed to observe it president Nixon and Rogers Are reported to have understood mrs. Meir s argument although they would not agree with conclusion. American officials concede the standstill cease fire violations could not have occurred without the knowledge and complicity of the soviet Union. They say there is no quarrel with the harsh words the israeli Leader used at Friday press Confer ence when she accused Moscow and Cairo of bad Faith and said they both Are the Nixon administration con Soled itself with the conclusion that because of the Jordan situation the question of resuming of political talks is hypothetical anyway. The United states however would not take mrs. Meir s no for an answer. Diplomatic prodding will continue on sever Al fronts officials said. Moscow and Cairo will be urged anew to rectify the Vio which has been interpreted As removal of their mis Siles deployed in the Suez canal zone contrary to provisions of the standstill cease fire agree ment and new efforts will be made to persuade mrs. Meir to end Boycott of the talks. American and israeli Diplo Matic observers agreed that de spite the failure to smooth Over differences mrs. Meir s Day Long talks with the president and Rogers were useful because they restored Confidence be tween the two countries. . Officials reluctantly con cede the safety of hostages held by palestinian guerrillas and the chaotic jordanian situation in which the throne of King Hus Sein a pro Western Monarch is at stake have priority Over the hoped for resumption of the peace talks. Fog settles Over state during night by the associated press skies were foggy Over much of Wisconsin this morning but the forecast was for mostly sunny skies later in the Day partly Cloudy skies sunday. The fog formed during the night and figured in the death of Willie Cantrell 39, of White Hall Early today in a Trempealeau county traffic Accident. High temperatures around the state Friday ranged from 74 at eau Claire and Lone Rock to 67 at Park Falls. Madison Eagle River and southwestern Milwaukee county reported overnight lows of 47. The temperature Range around the nation was from 106 Friday at Thermal and Palm Springs calif., to 33 overnight at Evanston Wyo. Tons thursday night after a briefing by Nixon that the United states was prepared to inter Vene in Jordan if Iraq and Syria did so or if the Hussein govern ment should be in danger of fall ing. The Story was withdrawn by the newspaper from its last Edi Tion but in a statement issued Friday afternoon the editors said it was not killed. The Story was not denied in Washington. Ziegler told newsmen the president s discussion with Edi tors during his visit to Chicago was off the record. Ziegler also said that when he talked with Sun times editors about publication of their Story he concerned with kill ing it but with the briefing rules under which they had received information. It thus appeared the White House did not question the con tent or accuracy of the article but Only the conditions of its publication. Those conditions were not officially disclosed. The Miami Herald reported in today s editions that Nixon told the Chicago editors either the United states or Israel might intervene militarily in Jordan to Aid Hussein. The Herald said Nixon told the editors Protection of . Citizens would provide an excuse for intervention but the real purpose would be to pre serve the Hussein regime. No representative of the Ald or Knight newspapers at tended the Chicago briefing a Herald spokesman said. In Moscow the soviet govern ment newspaper Izvestia called on the government of Jordan and the palestinian guerrillas to put a rapid halt to the fratricidal fight to avoid the danger of . Intervention. The news paper declared the Basic cause of peace and Security in the Middle East requires from the guerrillas however came a defiant reaction in the form of a threat against All americans in the Middle East. News dispatches from Beirut Lebanon reported a statement by the popular front for the liberation of organization that hijacked West Ern jetliners and took Crew members and passengers hos the effect that every american and every american interest will be a target if the United states sends troops into Jordan. We have shown the the statement said that we can carry out our the weather mostly sunny and warmer today but with some local areas of fog this morn ing. Highs 75 to 82 North East half and 80 to 86 Southwest half. Tonight partly Cloudy Northwest half fair Southeast half. Warmer tonight lows ranging from the mid 50s extreme North to the Low 60s extreme South. Sunday partly Cloudy Chance of showers Northwest half and partly sunny Southeast half. Highs in the 80s. Temperatures 24 hrs. Ending this noon High 72. Low 51. 11 Today 59. Precipitation .01. Sunrise tomorrow Sunset tomorrow newspaper if newspaper

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