Clipped From The Hays Daily News
attempting to No Auto theft — Missouri 8,782 and 10,401; Kansas 2,269 and 2,402. the Four Persons Die In Kansas Auto Mishaps J)j/ thr, Attncinlrrl Prut Four persons died in Kansas traffic accidents over the weekend. PhilliB A. Silcott, 16, Topeka was killed in a. two-car accident early Sunday three miles southeast of Bartlett. Thomas D, Norton, 15, Arkansas City, lost his life in the collision of a car and a pickup truck at Arkansas City Friday night. Two deaths occurred in Wyandotte County. Mrs. Belle Knichel, 45, of Wyandotte County was killed in a two-car collision at 86th Street and Riverview Avenue Saturday. Hei son, Eddie, 15, and two teen-age boys in the other car were uninjured. Trudy Bella Flora, 20, of Kansas City, Mo., died in a one-car accident at 90th and Parallel Fri day night. killed Sunday when his jet fighter crashed into a. hill nine miles southeast of Albuquerque's Kirtland Air Force Base. Capt. Nelson was stationed with the Marine air training detachment at the Olathe, Kan., Naval Air Station and was en route to El Toro Marine Base in Southern California for two weeks' duty. He was scheduled to land at Kirtland for refueling. The public information office at the Olathe base said Capt. I Telson, an employe of Trans World Airlines, was a member of the Ail- Weather Fighter Squa.dron 215. Cause of the accident has not been determined. British Troops Repulse Indonesian Guerrillas Kuching, Malaysia, July 20 • (/P)— A band of about 50 Indonesian guerrillas fled back across the border to Indonesia Sunday after a British platoon repulsed their attack. An army spokesman said there, were no British casualties but it. was believed several Indonesians were killed or wounded. U.S. Protests Treatment Of Americans By Soviet Sailors to 75; 90s Port Said, U.A.R., July 20 ~(Jp), — The captain of a U. S. freighter which took American grain to the Soviet Union says armed Soviet sailors commandeered his ship in international waters and held it for five hours. "I was ordered off my own bridge at -gunpoint," Capt. Arthur H. Fertig told reporters Sunday after docking here. "We were treated like animals." He said the Russians fired warning cannon volleys over his ship, boarded it, confined the crew to quarters and conducted a seai'ch. The incident occurred last Wednesday outside the Black Sea port of Novorossisk after Fertig refused the cargo. The Russians demanded 50 cents a ton. Fertig, 44, of Wading River N. Y., said his ship was halted by Soviet patrol boats outside the harbor and ordered to return to port but he refused. The Russians searched the ship thoroughly, then let her leave aft. er Fertig signed a long-hand statement in Russian which was not translated to him. Fertig and Chief Officer Danie Jamieson both said they saw the American wheat they delivered being loaded on a Soviet ship foi transport to Cuba. "We learned from Soviet sailors to pay what he considered an ex-; that the grain was going to Cuba,' cessive charge for unloading the' ' cargo. His ship, the tanker Sister Katingo, had unloaded 32,000 tons of American grain. Fertig said the payment procedure had been guaranteed by a U.S.-Soviet agreement. The seizure followed 20 tense days which came to a head when Fertig chose to pay stevedores $3 per hour per man for unloading .Jamieson said. In Washington, the United States announced Friday night it had made an oral protest to the Sovie Union for what it called excessive behavior. But U. S. authorities conceded that "under international law So viet authorities may have been within strictly legal rights in thj particular circumstances."