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J FAATRHTl FSU 42 Ohio State 50 Purdue 38 Arkansas 42 N Carolina 25 rUUlMLL Wake Forest 24 Michigan 14 Indiana 35 Texas Tech 7 Duke 14 fp"ff' SirOR F R0 A R D Kansas21 Tennessee 2 i, Yale 29 Oklahoma 47 UCLA 16 Ipials 4 MjtUilliDUfilll Missouri 19 Kentucky 7 Harvard 29 Nebraska 0 S. California 28 All Florida Magazine & TV Guide Full AP And UPI Wire Services New York Times News Service UPI And AP Wirephotos Parade Magazine The Palm Beach Post Ti line s Complete Stock Markets On Pages E 9-11 SERVING THE HUB OF FLORIDA'S FABULOUS GROWTH AREA VOL. XXXV: NO. 46 WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 24. 1968 168 PAGES -:- PRICE TWENTY-FIVE CENTS ijack Airliner OUT 0 9 i Passeegei Moore diverted to Havana. The couple was to have spent the night in Miami before returning to West Palm Beach, Mrs. Moore reported from the Miami airport. FAA radar operators tracked the jet for almost two hours, from 6:43 p.m. EST when the pilot radioed that he was 33.000 feet high and about 75 miles south of Louisville. Ky.. and being hijacked by four men in the cockpit. "He radioed nothing other than he was being hijacked, and he was bound for Havana." the FAA said. The flight was Eastern's number 73, non-stop from Chicago to Miami. 11 " i , f Hi WATCHFUL WATCHDOG - Cocker, a seven-month-old basset hound, and friend rest after a long day at a dog show in Vancouver, B.C. The J 1 i. . ! f ? ,, V I? f Aw Paul Boatman. Miami area manager for the FAA. said the pilot "asked us not to ask him any questions. "He doesn't seem to be in any distress. He sounds calm, cool and collected. We probably won't know, as usual, until he gets back, what happened.'' Boatman said. There was no indication when the hijacked craft and its passengers and crew would return. Boatman said the pilot. Capt. Robert Silber of Miami, "asked us to be sure to let the company i Eastern i know we have no liferafts aboard." Only planes with overwater flights carry liferafts ' si": man James De Ricco radioed to police staking out the motel. The suspects were arrested as they pulled into the parking lot. Under arrest were Robert F. Cudak. 27, and William Ricchiuti, 44. Inspector Dunne said that both men were from New York City, although they gave addresses in suburban New York. It J 1 Two Persons Die In Area Wrecks ' Vj.'.'i ' . h : '.i V " t. It i . i 1 - ' i t - .A (AIWirpliolo) champion puppy managed to keep his eyelids open long enough to guard tuckered-out Michele Gogh-sey, 5, of Vancouver. according to Police Capt. James S. Grantham. After the impact, Bettis' cycle bounced off the auto and skidded into another southbound car. driven by William Francis Smith of 934 Tropic Blvd., Delray Beach, police said. the boy was dragged some distance by the second car. suffered extensive head injuries, and was dead at the scene, police reported. The body was taken to Bethesda Memorial Hospital. Patrolmen Donald Pierce and Johnny Everett investigated. Investigation was continuing Saturday night, and no charges had been filed at that time. In the earlier accident, Trooper Roberson was assisted in the investigation by Trooper W. J. Surowiec and Sgt. Danny Jackman. Bombing Toll Reaches 12; Curfew Set JERUSALEM ( UPIi Israeli police enforced a strict round-the-clock curfew in the Arab sector of Jerusalem Saturday and rounded up hundreds of suspects in a terror bombing which was taking a rising death toll. The number of fatalities in the bombing Friday rose to 12 with the death of one of 55 persons injured in the explosion of 500 pounds of TNT rigged to a car parked in a crowded market place. Seven persons remained in serious condition. More than 500 Arabs were taken into custody as police pressed the search for the bombers. Officials said 350 were released after interrogation. Police enforcing the curfew told residents standing in the doorways of their homes to go back inside. Special passes were being arranged forcertain merchants and religious leaders. Israeli Premier Levi Eshkol put the blame for the bomb explosion squarely on the leaders of Arab states when he made a broadcast Friday from the scene. "After having been defeated on the battlefield, the enemy is attempting to fight back by means of hit-and-run murders within Israel," Eshkol said. "We have know this method for many years in Palestine and Israel but there has been a considerable change in the Israe-peoples power of resistance. Today, the government and army of this country are in earnest that no attempt on their existence can succeed." (In Amman, the semi-official Jordanian newspaper Ad-Dustour said Israeli occupation authorities have started to evacuate Arab residents of Old Jerusalem "by force of arms" in "their aggressive measures to Jewishize" the eastern sector. 1 , 'Reid MIAMI i UPI) Four armed men hijacked an Eastern Air Lines 727 jetliner with 90 persons aboard Saturday night and ordered the pilot to divert his Chica-go-to-Miami flight to Cuba. The Federal Aviation Adnunistration iFAA) said the jet landed safely at Havana at 8:41 p.m. EST, the Uth hijacked aircraft this year in the United States. West Palm Beach City Commissioner Reid Moore, returning from a business trip to Chicago, was among the passengers of the hijacked plane. Mrs. Moore was waiting at the Miami airport when she was told that the plane had been De Gaulle Says 'No' To Devaluation PARIS i AP - Charles de Gaulle defied the onslaught of speculative pressure against the franc Saturday and declared he would not devalue the currency he sought in his presidency to make one of his world's strongest. France allies reacted with shock and astonishment In Frankfurt a source close to the West German central bank said the news "came as a great shock to us." He indicated top West German banking officials were meeting and might ask for another conference of the free world's leading monetary authorities. Stunned London bankers said they felt the announcement had not changed the situation. "No one will be really convinced that France will not devalue in the future." said Paul Jeanty. a director of Samuel Montague Co. Ltd., one of the country's leading merchant banks. Some De Gaulle supporters were not so surprised. "He did it again," said one Paris citizen. "The old man, what nerve he has. " The 78-year-old general, who last week dismissed devaluation as "the worst of absurdities." decided to fall back on France's $3.9 billion gold reserves and $2.9 billion of international, support, pledged to defend the franS. But it appeared he would have to prepare a series of harsh austerity measures to stop the hemorrhage of capital which has drained at least $3 billion from French reserves since May. The dramatic decision was conveyed to newsmen in the courtyard of the Elysee Palace by Press Secretary Pierre-Louis Continued On Page 2, Col. 1 ?OS7 -TIMES VS. OFFICIALS reaart Viet Caag Massacre M m Sh Vietaaaetc peasasts. Page D-5 Bfe Balfc El Bhde Retatti Ell ClaMlfied Secttoa GM1 Ciwwr4 Pul El Editorials A4 Haraacape Dll la The Service Bll OMairiet A2 PeaateSacak AS Saarta Sectioa E14 Stack Marked EMI Tkeaten Df Tides Thh Week E7 Travel D-7 Weather Table, Map A2 Wamca'i Sectiaa Cl-i$ PlaAlirieria TVWeekMagaiiae Parade Hanoi PARIS I UPI i North Vietnamese spokesman Xuan Thuy told 10.000 screaming sympathizers Saturday night President Johnson's diplomatic representatives had broken a firm pledge to bring South Vietnam to peace talks Nov. 6. Thuy. North Vietnamese state minister who has led his nation's negotiating team in Paris, told a mass meeting at La Mutualite Hall in the Left Bank student quarter the United States first offered to bring Saigon to expanded talks and then failed to do so. "It is the very representatives of the U.S. government who proposed to us to A FRANC DISCUSSION French Premier Maurice meeting on the franc devaluation. President Charles de Couve de Murville is surrounded by newsmen as he Gaulle declared he will not devalue the franc, leaves Elysee Palace in Paris Saturday after a cabinet Chicago Police Seize Pair In $2 Million Mail Robbery "We gave him the frequencies and procedures to use going into Havana and procedures to work with the air traffic people there." Boatman said. In Washington, a State Department spokesman said that the U.S. will ask the Swiss embassy in Havana to check into the hijacking, a standard procedure since the U.S. has no diplomatic relations with Cuba. A spokesman for Eastern said Flight 73 left Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on time at 5:45 p m. EST. scheduled to land at Miami International Airport at 8:24 p.m. EST. Cudak. Dunne said, is out on bond, charged with a similar theft at Kennedy Airport in New York in December, 1967. Dunne said that at the time of the 1967 theft, Cudak was employed by Northwest Airlines and used the same ground crew uniform to camouflage the robbery. forced the two Wells Fargo men to open the track; then grabbed the money bag and "took off oa foot," according to Lt. Brrtz. A girl in the area said she saw two nx-ft leap over a fence. Late Saturday night the Sheriff's office was pressing an intensive manhunt aid had floodlights turned on at the airport. The sheriff's office said one bandit was described as dressed in a trench-coat, wearing bluejeans with a blue felt hat. The second was described as a "white male armed with a shotgun that was sawed off real short." eneged Tho, the prime figure in previous secret and public talks With President Johnson's representatives, appeared uncompromising as he landed at Le Bour-get airport to a warm welcome from Hanoi and Viet Cong delegates. The North Vietnamese politbureau member told newsmen at the airport the United States must bear "full responsibility" for the failure to get the negotiations started so far. Tho also accused the United States of violating its agreement by continuing to send reconnaissance flights over North Vietnam in violation of the "sovereignty andsecusity" of that country. 7 "W V c i Armored Truck Held Up Two accidents in southern Palm Beach County Saturday killed two persons and pushed the traffic fatality total to 101 in the county so far this year, equalling the total for the same date last year. In 1966 it was 86. About 2pm., west of Boynton Beach, a migrant laborer drove his car off a bridge, into a canal, and drowned, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. At 5:36 p.m. in Delray Beach, a 16-year-old boy, riding a motorcycle without a helmet, rammed two cars on U.S. 1 and was killed at the scene, according to Delray Beach police. The victims were identified as Marce-lino Capetillo Lopez, believed in his 30s, of Arvida Farms, suburban Delray Beach, and Forrest Jerome Bettis, 16, of 301 SW 3rd Ave , Delray Beach. In the first accident, Highway Patrol Trooper W. L. Roberson said Lopez was westbound on Lee Road, and ran off a concrete bridge at the intersection with U.S. 441. The car. a 1959 four-door sedan, came to rest upside down in the water, with the wheels sticking out, the FHP said. Three witnesses, who were behind the victim, said Lopez had been weaving on the road and just went off the bridge. There were no railings on the span, trooper said. Lopez, originally from Puerto Rico, had been coming from a labor camp on Lee Road, a dirt road east of U.S. 441. Lopez was pronounced dead at Bethes-da Memorial Hospital. Boynton Beach. The auto sustained mostly water damage, but the windshield was broken, and there was damage to the car's right side. In the second accident, Bettis was westbound on 4th Street in Delray Beach and ran his motorcycle into a southbound car. driven bv Edward Louis Cnsanti. of 824 SW 7th St , Boca Raton, Cloudy Partly cloudy through Monday with a slight chance for show ers. Mostly easterly winds eight to 15 m p.h becoming light and variable at night. Shower probability Sunday 20 per cent. Predicted low this morning at PBIA 57. high this afternoon 79. low tonight 62. Temperatures recorded for 24 hours ending at nudnight Saturdav at Palm Beach International Airport, high 76. low 53. Humidity 61 percent. Barometer 30.14 steady Wind: High 14 m p h.; Low calm Prevailing Wind East-northeast Sunrise today 6 46 a.m. ; Set 5 28 p m. Moonrise today 11 40 a.m.; Set 11:58 pm. INLET TIDES TOD AY High 12.29 p.m. ow 6:12 a m. 6:54 pm. OCEAN TIDES TODAY High 10.54 a.m. 1106 pm. Low 4:30 a.m. 5:12 p.m. CHICAGO iAP) - Two men were seized by police Saturday and charged with the theft minutes earlier at O'Hare International Airport of seven mail pouches filled with securities and jewelry. Postal inspectors were taking inventory of the contents of the sacks and officials said that the value of the loot might reach $2 million. Officials said that the two men, wearing the uniforms of airline ground crews, took an airline truck and drove it to a mail transfer point near the O'Hare terminal. They took possession of the mail, loaded it in the truck and drove to their car, which was parked near a ramp adjacent to the Eastern Airlines terminal. As they transferred the pouches to their car, they were watched by a policeman from a nearby suburb of Rose-mont. The pair had been under surveillance by Rosemont police for hours officials said. R. G. Dunne, assistant postal inspector in charge of the Chicago office, said they had been watched because they "were under suspicion for other crimes." As the two men drove back to the Caravelle Motel in Rosemont, Patrol Claims let the Saigon administration take part in a four-party conference," Thuy said. The crowd chanted "Ho Chi Minn. Ho Chi Minh" and waved North Vietnamese and National Liberation Front NFL flags. "To show our goodwill to achieve peace, we agreed to the American suggestion," Thuy said. "On the other hand, we have stressed that at a four cornered conference, the NLF would be considered by us as the fully representative spokesman of the South Vietnamese people and an independent delegation." Earlier Saturday, Le Due Tho, the North Vietnamese politburo member Two white males, age believed to be about 19 or 20, with faces disguised by masking tape, held up aa armored Wells Fargo truck about J: 18 p.m. Saturday in West Palm Beach and escaped with an undetermined amount of money, according to the Palm Beach County's Sheriffs Office. The men were armed with sawed-off shotgun, Detective Lt. Carl Bretz reported. There were two men in the Wflls Fargo truck, who were attempting to put a bag of money into the night depository at the Citizens Bank on Southern Blvd., behind the Great Valu food store, when the holdup men appeared. The bandits demanded the money and who plays a key role in his country's negotiating effort, returned to Paris from Hanoi and Moscow consultations and warned the United States that unless expanded peace talks begin soon the Communists would fight the war to "final victory." But despite the tough talking, high level Communist sources in Pans said, "we cannot rule out the opening of the talks shortly." Tho arrived by air from Moscow as observers in Saigon said there was little doubt that South Vietnam would end its boycott and send a delegation to Paris, with Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky as top negotiator. U.S.R

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