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2-Palm Beach Post, Monday, Nov. 18, 1968 aA aff. " I Doa From U.S. WEATHfJt BUZIAU fSSA Officers Intensify Hunt For Escapees ...! .',v. ' i - v A most dangerous person they had in the institution. Two prison authorities drove 200 miles to Burley to return Myron Lance, 27, and Walter Kelbach, 30, given death sentences for two of five slayings in a Christmas weekend murder-robbery spree in the Salt Lake City area in 1966. Three murder charges against the two are pending. Burley police also apprehnd-ed Delbert Garrett, 32, a convicted burglar. Garrett, Lance and Kelbach told Burley officer Pete Rodriquez the trio stole a car in Riverton, Utah, drove it 50 miles to Ogden where they stole the four-wheel drive vehicle recovered in Burley. The nine men were not missed until just before noon Saturday when they failed to show up for lunch. Turner said reports show all nine men were seen by guards at the POINT OF THE MOUNTAIN, Utah (AP) - Two of the nine prisoners who fled from the Utah State Prison's maximum security unit Friday night remained at large Sunday, with the search for them intensifying. Meanwhile, three of the men, including two sentenced to death row, were returned to the prison from Burley, Idaho, where they were apprehended Saturday afternoon, shortly after prison authorities discovered the break. Still at large are Michael Patrick Jones, 22, Berkeley, Calif., serving life for slaying an Ogden, Utah policeman, and Frank Lopez, 26, Rock Springs, Wyo., serving a five-year-to-life term for assualt with intent to commit murder. Warden John Turner and other prison authorities describe Jones as the single nine o'clock check Friday night, and some were seen at 11 p.m. Green Beret Army reservists on maneuvers about five miles southwest of the prison cornered three escapees in a culvert Saturday afternoon. Captured during a heavy snowstorm were John Ridge, 27, Chattanooga, Tenn., and James Gill, 23, and his 21-year-old brother, Richard, both of St. Joseph, Mo., all serving five years to life for robbery. William Walters, 35, of Fresno, Calif., was nabbed Saturday evening by sheriff's deputies and police dogs as he attempted to elude a huge dragnet thrown out after he was spotted in a truck. Walters was convicted on a burglary charge, then sentenced to life for slaying a Utah State prison guard in 1955. ,; i - ;A S . V fiflurM Show High Tmps)raturM Expctd for Doytim Mandoy A iff Itololtd Pitcicilolio Not ludkotott- CeMull lorol Farfit -JIT central Rockies. Showers are on tap for the Appalachians and the gulf area. TODAY'S WEATHER - Rain is expected along the North Pacific coast, today, with snow flurries in the northern and hi Si ' - V L Jk r" ini-v i in mi ii-f tml .... Train 'Phantom Goes On Trial (srilrepteM) JACKIE MEETS RUDOLF - Mrs. Jacqueline Onassis talks with famous ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev in the grounds of Turville Grange, near Henley, England, Sunday. Mrs. Onassis and her husband, Aristotle, are staying with her brother-in-law, Prince Radziwill, and her sister, Lee. France Sets Austerity Plan To Bolster Franc Chimp Experiment Success Doubtful (ArnifTffcM.) Phantom struck again. He jacked up a section of track shortly before a Hamburg-Bremerhaven commuter train was to pass the spot. But a quirk of fate intervened. The passenger train was switched off to another track to make way for a highballing freight and the freight's locomotive was so heavy it pushed the track back down and no damage was done. Next, as police mobilized 22 detectives to catch the Phantom, he laid a thick cable over tracks near Hamburg. At the last minute, it was discovered and removed. But the following day another bomb went off in a Hamburg rail station, injuring a West German soldier. Another bombing occurred Oct. 2, 1967, blowing up tracks near here, heavily damaging one rail-car and injuring a passenger. Try To Cope HAMILTON, Bermuda (UPI) The Island's telephone company has Installed special monitoring equipment after a rash of bomb threat calls to airlines. for a return to the gold standard, apparently approved the new cuts when he met with Couve de Murville and Ortoli in a crisis session Saturday at the Elysee Palace. Couve de Murville was to go on nationwide television Monday evening to discuss the financial crisis threatening the parity of the franc. The crisis became acute last Tuesday when the Bank of France announced it was raising the bank discount rate to six per cent and applying curbs on credit aimed at stopping the outflow of francs and mounting inflation. De Gaulle himself added to the uncertainty Wednesday when he threw his prestige against a possible devaluation of the franc by stating at his weekly cabinet meeting that devaluation would be "the worst absurdity." The Statement, aimed at ending speculation, only reinforced it by emphasizing that the government was worried about a possible devaluation. The immediate impetus to the run of the franc was continuing rumors that the German mark might be revalued upward to more adequately reflect West Germany's economic strength. ATLANTA (UPD-A three-year-old girl, fighting for her life following a unique circulatory hookup with a chimpanzee, was given a four-hour transfusion of human blood Sunday when her condition worsened. Doctors at Egleston Children's Hospital performed the transfusion after the little girl's condition was reported slipping in her battle against hepatitis, a deadly liver disease. The child, who has remained unidentified at the request of parents, was the object of a unique medical gamble to save her life Friday when a team of physicians, led by Dr. Joseph Patterson, linked her veins to those of a chimpanzee. Doctors hoped the six hour hookup would give the girl's own liver a chance to rally and fight off the infection. Immediately following the operation her condition was reported as slightly improved but still critical. And Funerals Tentative Accord Reached In New York School Strike - v V-' Si v. -mid Patterson said the child was able to maintain the function of her own system, following the linkup with Cassandra, a 68-pound chimpanzee. It was believed to be the first such operation in which a chimpanzee had been used although Dr. Christian Barnard, pioneer heart transplant specialist, had conducted a similar operation involving a baboon in Capetown, South Africa. His patient was the first known to recover following such a transfer. Briton Raps Racial Talk Of Powell LONDON (API - Edward Heath, opposition Conservative party leader, denounced Tory maverick Enoc Powell Sunday for his renewed attack against the country's 2 per cent colored minority. Heath, who dropped Powell from his shadow cabinet after Powell launched an attack against immigrants last April, accused him of ..inflaming emotufns and prJiaring character assasSrftation. The"??? clibrshop jo( Canterbury, Dr. Michael Ramsey, called Powell's policy "a counsel of despair." "He may considered that his plans are motivated bv humane principles," the archbishop said, "but they entirely rule out any possibility of harmonious racial integration." Dr. David Kerr, Labor member of Parliament, said he was studying the text of Powell's speech to see whether he could be brought before the Race Relations Board. Car Goes Into Lake George Ringling Smith, 37, drove his 1962 station wagon into a lake at Howard Park in an unusual weekend accident, West Palm Beach police reported. Smith, an electrician, of 2440 Shawnee Drive, West Palm Beach, was not injured, but was charged with driving while impaired and careless driving by failure to have his vehicle under control striking a fixed object thereby causing an accident with damage over $50. The motorist was southbound, struck a permanent street barrier, then veered 60 feet into the lake, according to officer B. E. Cooper. It happened at 3:18 p.m. Saturday, at a point 342 feet south of Okeechobee Blvd. Eyewitnesses included Detective Robert Meenaghan of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and Detective Sgt. Glenn Lacey, city police department. Damage to the auto was estimated at $2S0. Damage to the city barrier was listed at $30. The car was pulled from the lake, just east of Old Okeechobee Road, by Ba sett's Wrecker Service. 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Mrs. Alicia Matamoros Ortiz, 41, of 17th Street, Fort Pierce, was reported in "very critical" condition late Sunday night at St. Mary's Hospital, West Palm Beach. Her 5-year-old daughter, Viviana Ortiz, was also at St Mary's. Trooper C. L. Robbins said Mrs. Ortiz was southbound in a small Volkswagen, lost control, went off the west shoulder, then returned to the pavement, careened off the highway again, rolling over twice. The small car traveled 35 feet on the shoulder before rolling over the first time, then 23 feet through the air before the second roll, then 18 feet through the air again before coming to rest in an upright position facing north on the west shoulder. Both occupants were thrown from the auto. Mrs. Ortiz, who suffered head injuries, was in the operating room at St. Mary's late Sunday night, and was to be placed in the intensive care unit later. Charges were pending completion of the investigation. Trooper Robbins was assisted by Trooper Jack Harden a' the scene. The car was a loss. Mrs. Ortiz and her daughter were first taken to Martin Memorial Hospital and later transferred to St. Mary's. The accident occurred in Martin County. Leaders To Meet LAKE WORTH - Thirteen Junior Club presidents from District 10 of Florida Federation of Women's Clubs will meet Wednesday for a President's Council Meeting at the Famous Restaurant. Mrs. Ray Glass, president of the West Palm Beach Junior Woman's Club, is hostess for the 10 a.m. meeting with Mrs. Dewey R. Sanders, of Boynton Beach. District 10 Junior Director, presiding. HAMBURG, West Germany il'l'lt A man who police say called himself the "Phantom" and tried to sabotage the country 's railways goes on trial here Monday. The case is an incredible one. Before the suspect was caught, the Phantom harassed the railroads for seven years, scores of fake Phantoms turned up, the police mobilized a special squad to concentrate on the case and a popular song about the saboteur reached the top of West German record charts. The suspect, whom police identify as Alexander Hem-bltick, 41, took his nickname from a newspaper serial, "Phantom Roy Clark," which dealt with an extortionist who sabotaged an American department store. The Phantom first made himself known in 1959 when he started bombarding railway authorities with threatening letters. At first, officials dismissed the threats as the work of a harmless crank. But then, late in 1966, a homemade bomb blew up a baggage locker in Hamburg's main railroad station. Five months later, the Deaths FRANK COOPER LANTANA - Frank Cooper, 79, of 507 West Palm St., died Friday. Survivors include one son. Earl of Stamford, Conn.; two daughters, Mrs. Eileen Bayer of Lantana, and Mrs. Gloria Stevenson of Attleboro, Mass.; one sister, Mrs. James Lawton of Stamford, Conn.; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mack Stephenson Funeral Home, Lantana. Burial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pine-crest Cemetery, Lake Worth. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. THOMAS H.GODFREY NORTH PALM BEACH -Thomas H. Godfrey, 69, of 704 Westwind Dr., died Saturday. Survivors include his wife, Marea; four brothers, James and John, both of North Palm Beach, George of Pellham, N.Y.; and Philip of Oxford, Conn. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hamm and Price Funeral Home, North Palm Beach. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. ROY C. DOWNS LAKE WORTH - Roy C. Downs, 75, of 2600 6th Ave. South, died Saturday. Survivors include his wife, Edith C; one son Earl; one sister, Mrs. Ralph Hayes, both of Washington Court House, Ohio; four grandsons and two great-grandaughters. Funeral services and burial will be Thursday from the Kirkpa trick Funeral Home in Washington Court House, Ohio. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the E. Earl Smith and Son Funeral Home Chapel, Lake Worth. ALOYS LEIGH LAKE WORTH - Aloys Leigh. 76, of 111 Brynmawr Dr., died Sunday. Survivors include one brother, Frank of Cincinnati, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Theresa Sing, Mrs. Katheryn Poppe, and Miss Greth Leigh all of Germany; and many nieces and nephews. Rosary services will be held 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the E. Earl Smith and Son Funeral Home Chapel, Lake Worth. A mass will be said at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the The Francs have been flowing out of the country this month at a still unannounced rate for conversion into marks. Unconfirmed reports placed the drain last week at $300 million. The outflow has again tapped France's pre-May $6 billion reserves which in the wake of the May-June upheavals has dropped by more than a third to maintain the value of the franc. In addition to this drop, the Gaullist government was reported to have spent half of a July $1.3 billion credit granted by the Basel Bank of International Settlements to prop up the franc. There were reports that France was seeking additional credits from the Basel bankers meeting, though well-informed French financial sources said they would only accept a loan of West German marks to help ease the outflow. West Germany, which has denied the possibility revaluing the mark, was reported seeking to curb the vast inflow of "hot money" by trying to give German investors guarantees against revaluation if they would keep their money in foreign currencies. Title Was Error judged on a national CBS-TV color telecast on Nov. 30. If she wins the Miss Teen-age America crown, it will mean a $10,000 scholarship and other major prizes. Karen, who plans to major in biology in college and teach the subject upon graduation, has typical teen views. Miniskirts? She loves 'em! Intelligence before looks? She doesn't mind long-haired boys, but not longer than hers and her's is pretty short, fellas! Voices Objections MADRAS, India (AP) - A letter-writer to a south Indian newspaper noted with dismay that the newly issued ten-rupee notes have the signature of the governor of the Reserve Bank in Hindi, the language of north India. "I wonder if the appointment of the governorship of the Reserve Bank will henceforth be restricted to the Hindi-speaking people or to those who can at least sign in Hindi," he wrote. Anti-Hindi sentiment is strong sometimes violent in south India. state these 79, but the the governing eight union teachers removed for to be settlements, The city the removal question the principals illegally on a civil Shanker Madison terms of the would run that McCoy be replaced The suspended strike, will members comply with were four must agreement, boos from The union of "sellout" would teachers school? open PARIS (UPI)-The French government Sunday was reported putting the finishing touches on a crisis austerity program aimed at restoring confidence in the flagging franc. French financial sources said President Charles de Gaulle's chief advisers worked out a series of budgetary cuts last week after mounting speculation threatened the parity of the franc. The plan, which was expected to be announced next week, was being readied as the heads of the West's top 10 central banks met in Basel, Switzerland, to decide what to do to curb speculative pressures on the franc and the West German mark. Prime Minister Maurice Couve de Murville and Finance Minister Francois-Xavi-er Ortoli were reported to have agreed to cutting government spending Friday night after new credit restrictions failed to restore confidence in the franc. De Gaulle, who only six months ago was using French monetary stability to pressure le-Zern Hibiscus Chapel, West Palm Beach. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the chapel. MRS. CLARA L. MACVICAR PALM BEACH - Mrs. Clara L. MacVicar, 50, of 257 Park Ave., died Sunday. Survivors include her husband, Lewis S.; and one brother. F. Glen Titus of Saginaw, Mich. Mizell-Faville-Zern Hibiscus Chapel will announce arrangements. Funeral Notices MRS. ELIZAS. KENNEDY Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza B. Kennedy, 78, ot 369 Leigh Rd , West Palm Beach, who died Friday, will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the E. Earl Smith and Son Funeral Home Chapel, Lake Worth. Friends may call Irom 7 to 9 p.m. today at the chapel. THEODORE H. EGGERS LANTANA Funeral services for Theodore H. Eggers, 71, ot 916 Pine Tree Dr., who died Saturday, will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Valley View, Pa. Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p m. at the Mack Stephenson Funeral Home, Lantana. Faireloth Names Tax Division Head TALLAHASSEE (UPI) -Atty. Gen. Earl Faireloth announced Sunday he had named Miami attorney Paul Reed Toomey as head of the newly-created tax division of his office. Toomey, 32, is a graduate of the University of Miami and Harvard Law School. Faireloth said he had "conducted a rather lengthy ahd careful search for the man we felt had the qualifications needed to direct this new operation. I am pleased to say that Toomey agreed to take on the task." Indian Reservations Open Kindergartens WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (API - The Bureau of Indian Affairs opened 34 kindergartens on Indian reservations this fall for the first time in history. Seventeen of them are on the Navajo Reservation, the nation's largest. The kindergarten program emphasizes participation by parents. Mothers are urged to ride school buses daily with their children and then take part in the classroom, dining room and playground activities. Each kindergarten has one teacher and a teacher's aide. Most of the aides are Navajos who are training for work as regular teachers. teachers, which now number UFT demanded that McCoy, board, seven of the district's principals and four non at a junior high school be either allowing UFT teachers harassed during the short-lived or taking part in the harassment. Board of Education ordered of the four teachers in Saturday and a court ruled that had originally been hired because their names were not service list. told the mass meeting at Square Garden that under settlement a state trustee Ocean Hill-Brownsville and would be subservient to or by a trustee. governing board, which had been by the city board early in the remain under suspension until give assurances they will the agreement. Three principals suspended and the remaining agree to comply, with the Shanker said. This drew the teachers. boss was greeted with cries when he said union teachers be paired with non-union who had kept Ocean Hill's despite the strike. Continued From Page 1 morning before Lindsay made his announcement. When Oliver left, he told newsmen he was "extremely saddened by the decision imposed on us" and said the agreement was "the beginning of the end for Ocean Hill-Brownsville." The Ocean Hill-Brownsville Board scheduled a meeting Sunday night to determine what it's next move will be. One member, Rev. John Powis, said the agreement "looks like total capitulation to the demands of the union." He called the settlement an "outrage" and emphasized the board and its administrator "were not parties to the agreement. . .in any way." The fact that neither McCoy nor Oliver participated in the announcement and Oliver's unhappy statement raised the question whether the agreement would hold up. Twice before the divisive strike was settled only to begin again iwhen Ocean Hill-Brownsville officials refused to abide by thesettlement agreements. Originally, the strike involved the Brooklyn district's attempt to transfer a number of teachers who, local officials said, opposed and were trying to "sabotage" the experiment in community control. The local district later agreed to rein Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lake Worth. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. MRS. FRIEDA F. KUVIN NORTH MIAMI BEACH -Mrs. Frieda F. Kuvin, 69, 400 Kings Point Dr., died Sunday. Survivors include two sons, Dr. Sanford F. of Palm Beach and Dr. Seymour of Livingston, N.J.; one brother, Herbert Kuvin of Key Biscayne; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Golds-ticker Funeral Home, Newark, N.J. Mizell-Faville-Zern Hibiscus Chapel is in charge of local arrangements. MRS. REBECCA A. CRAWFORD BOYNTON BEACH - Mrs. Rebecca A. Crawford, 75, of 1013 SW 2nd St., died Saturday. Survivors include her husband. Adam; one daughter. Miss Betty Crawford of Manchester. Conn.; and one sister, Mrs. Jean McLaughlin of Scotland. Funeral services will be held 7:30 p.m. today at the Scobee-Coinbs Funeral Chapel. Boynton Beach. Burial will be in Manchester, Conn. Friends may call frcm 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. MRS. MARIA CORINA BERLINER Mrs. Maria Corina Berliner, 69, of 4919 Royal Ct., West Palm Beach, died Sunday. Survivors include four sons, Kenneth of West Palm Beach, Harry of Sarasota. Lawrence of River View, and Warren of Canoga Park. Cal.; and 15 grandchildren. Funeral services and burial will be from the Hawkins Funeral Home, Sarasota. Mizell-Faville-Zern South-dale Chapel is in charge of local arrangements. MRS. KATIE a GILKERSON Mrs. Katie D. Gilkerson, 57, 850 Bradley St., West Palm Beach, died Sunday. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Frisby and Miss Betty Gilkerson; two brothers. Walter and Frank Harper, all of West Palm Beach; two sisters, Mrs. Clover Howell of West Palm Beach, and Mrs. Ida Baker of Merritt Island. Funeral services will be 3 p m. Tuesday at Mizell-Favil Ueauty Believed NEW YORK (AP) - "I thought they made a mistake," said Karen Marie Bruun, after being chosen Miss Teen-age New York City. It was no mistake. Miss Bruun, a 5-foot-7 116-pound, blue-eyed blonde from Staten Island, will represent New York in the nationwide Miss Teen-age America Pageant in Fort Worth, Tex., and will be Board To Weigh New High-Rises DELRAY BEACH - Plans for two or more additional high-rise condominiums for the oceanfront "south" beach area are reportedly to come before the city's Planning and Zoning Board at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Considerable interest in high-rise const ruction along the oceanfront has been evident in the past among board members. The city council voted last week to auction the city's 400-foot "south" beach on Dec. 5. The city already has received a $450,000 offer for the property east of SR A1A. Event To Cut Kennedy Cost BOSTON (API-A $l,000-a-couple formal dinner-dance to help defray the presidential campaign expenses of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy is planned here for Dec. 10. The Massachusetts Kennedy Committee announced the dinner-dance Saturday and said that Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., and his wife will attend. The committee said similar events will be held in several other cities, and the dates and locations of these will be announced soon. Entertainment at the Boston event, to be held at the Sheraton Plaza Hotel, will include singer Andy Williams and comedian Alan King. Train Kills 2 MUNICH, West Germany (UPI) - A child and an old woman were killed and three persons were injured when they failed to see an oncoming train at Munich's rail station early Sunday, police said.

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