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Page 2 The Salina Journal — Friday, November 27,1961 WHA r'S MY LINE - Guessing his line is easy as Bob Lucas of Denver pusftes a painting ma- im Photo chine across a parking lot for a new shopping center. Vice squad seizes piggybank MARTINEZ, Calif. (UPI) - The Contra Costa County sheriff's vice squad, with its image already tarnished by a raid on a senior citizens' poker game last July, this time has seized a little girl's piggybank. Two weeks ago deputies were called to William C. Moore's home to investigate the disappearance of a valuable necklace. That's when they spotted 12-year-old Gina's piggy- bank. Wednesday, Sgt. Don Jepson and another deputy returned to the house and carted off the bank — an altered slot machine. Moore protested, arguing that the machine had been altered so anyone pulling the handle could watch the rotating lemons, cherries and plums, but get no payoff. Jepson, however, said officials would have to check the machine to determine if it was made after 1941. If it was, Moore would be the owner of an illegal machine and could be sent to jail for six months and fined $500. Moore said he bought the slot machine in Nevada last August. "My attorney has told me not to say anything to anyone," Moore said Thursday. "There's a lot I would like to say, but I won't right now." Sgt. Jepson gained notoriety as a vice crusader last summer when he led his men on a raid of a nickel- dime poker game being played by seven retired men, aged 56 to 77, in a Pacheco, Calif., trailer park. The district attorney's office declined to prosecute in that case. Angina no thorn for Rose PALM BEACH, Fla. (UPI) - A chipper Rose Kennedy attended mass Friday for the first time since she was hospitalized for treatment of angina and was feeling so well she was thinking about taking a swim in the ocean. Mrs. Kennedy, 91, arrived at St. Edwards Church at 8:10 a.m. accompanied by her son, Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and daughter Patricia Kennedy Lawford and her two children. The four flew to the family's oceanfront villa earlier this week when Mrs. Kennedy was hospitalized for chest pains. Doctors diagnosed the illness as an angina attack. She was released from St. Mary's Hospital Thursday morning after Rose Kennedy spending two days in the coronary care unit. "Mother is feeling remarkably well," Sen. Kennedy said. "She's going for a swim today." Mrs. Kennedy smiled and nodded her head in approval. The senator said he would stay in Palm Beach through the weekend. Life tough for torn turkeys MOSCOW, Idaho (UPI) - A University of Idaho poultry expert says agricultural advances have taken all the fun out of life for torn turkeys. "They can no longer fly, they can hardly walk," Charles Peterson said. "In addition to not being able to walk, the turkey toma are not able to breed. The extremely heavy weight on the front makes it impossible for them to mate." He said today's domesticated turkeys, most destined for the dinner table from the start, are reproduced through artificial insemination. Growers have "taken all the fun away from the modern turkey" with their methods, he said. Nightmares of the famous NEW YORK (UPI) — Even the rich and popular have nightmares, and Cosmopolitan magazine proves it in the current issue by polling top entertainers on their bad dreams. Diminutive actor Dudley Moore has this one: "Someone who's 10-feet tall accidentally steps on me and grinds me into a thick, shaggy carpet." Nancy Allen reports: "My nightmares all revolve around spiders, mice, creepy-crawly things, usually with me in the middle of hordes of them, unable to get away." Larry Hagman says: "In my most harrowing nightmare, everything in the house goes on the blink at the same time and my wife can't find her tool box." Marvin Mitchelson, the "palimony" lawyer in the Lee Marvin case, adds: "I have a recurring dream that my wife of 20 years will serve me with divorce papers." Yule shoppers out in force The first weekend of the Christmas shopping season opened cloudy and crisp Friday with more than a hint of Christmas weather in the air. Salina temperatures were in the upper 20s as shops opened doors to Santa's helpers. Downtown shoppers will find free on-street parking (2-hour limit) as the city starts an experiment by removing street meters. Off-street parking meters will continue to click. Shopping centers, too, were thronged with first-day shoppers. Most of the community's retail areas plan special activities throughout the shopping season. At 6:30 p.m Friday, the downtown lights will be turned on in a brief ceremony at Santa Fe and Iron. Mid State Mall also will have special activities Friday night. So the season opens, and tissue and ribbons abound. THANKS (Continued from Page 1) you can find in the dictionary. We have waited for this for seven years." But in Minneapolis the nation's Native Americans said they had little for which to be thankful. The president of the American Indian Movement declared Thanksgiving "a national day of mourning" for his people. Clyde Bellecourt said Indians are afflicted by some of the nation's highest rates of suicide, unemployment, infant mortality and school dropout. A Salvation Army official estimated that 2,000 people were given free turkey dinners at six army locations in New York. Hundreds more dined at other locations throughout the city. In Texas, thousands of poor and elderly in San Antonio, Fort Worth and Tyler received free Thanksgiving dinners Thursday through the generosity of restaurateurs. In Tyler, Jerry Loggins fed about 200 of the poor and elderly at his restaurant. In San Antonio, food products executive Raul Jimenez and city officials fed 9,000 people in the city convention center. Jimenez also opened the doors of his restuarant in Fort Worth and television station KXAS joined him to provide another 5,000 meals to residents in that city. Thanksgiving brought happiness to Jamie Cassel in Reno, Nev., who retrieved her purse that had been stolen the day before. The purse contained the only photo of her 7-year-old son, who had been killed in a car crash. After being told police could not consider the case until Monday, Ms. Cassel, with the aid of a witness who had seen the license plate of the suspected robber, went to the robber's apartment where he eventually produced the purse with the photo intact. In Maine, 1,000 members of the Mayflower Society gathered Thursday with families and friends on the day that has special meaning for them. The group traces its ancestry directly to the signers of the Mayflower Compact. Police uncover scheme to free Brink's suspect NEW YORK (UPI) - Police have uncovered a daring Thanksgiving Day plot to free a suspect in the bloody Brink's robbery from a hospital prison ward by posing as firefighters and faking an emergency at the facility, the New York Daily News reported. Police said radicals hoped to free Nathaniel Burns, indicted for killing two police officers and a security guard in the bungled holdup of Brink's armored truck in Nanuet, N.Y., on Oct. 20, the newspaper said. He is also charged with the attempted murder of a police officer, stemming from the Oct. 23 chase and Shootout with New York City police in Queens that resulted in his capture. Burns, 36, is being held under heavy guard at a prison ward at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. He was admitted to the hospital for treatment of injuries he suffered during his arrest. Fire officials said early Friday they received a call that there was a fire at the hospital, but it turned out to he a false alarm. The newspaper said police and fire companies in the area of the hospital were put on red alert Thursday, and several Emergency Service vehicles guarded the approaches to the hospital. The newspaper said the people who planned the breakout obtained an old fire engine, and broke into a uniform supply store in Jamaica, Queens, and stole police and firefighter uniforms. They intended to use the equipment to take over a Brooklyn firehouie. The gang would then create a phony fire emergency at the hospital, order an evacuation, and escort Burns out of the area, the paper Mid. Search is on in Seychelles for survivors of failed coup JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (UPI) — The Seychelles imposed a curfew throughout the Indian Ocean islands Friday, forcing people to stay indoors while troops searched for remnants of a band of white mercenaries that tried to overthrow the government. Forty-four of the white soldiers-for- hire escaped by hijacking an Air India jetliner and to South Africa where they released the 79 passengers and crew and surrendered to police. In telephone interviews, residents on the islands said a 24-hour curfew stranded hundreds of American and European tourists in hotels on the main island of Mahe. They said dozens of the visitors were to have left Friday at the end of tours, but were unable to do so because the bullet-scarred airport remained closed for the third day. Seychelles defense forces conducted broad sweeps in the countryside Friday for the rebels who fled into the hills after an abortive coup. A government spokesman said the search was centered in an area near the main airport on Mahe island in heavy undergrowth. ' "We still don't know how many are left, but we have captured at least two," he said. "There are also some dead, but the army hasn't announced how many yet." The men still trapped on the island belonged to • group of about 100 "bargain basement" mercenaries who fought in the failed coup that waa launched at Mahe airport Wednesday. The Seychelles spokesman said a 24- hour curfew was in force and the airport sealed off to prevent the remaining mercenaries from escaping. "There is nobody on the streets, but everything is calm," he said. Official Seychelles Radio broadcast a brief message from leftist President Albert Rene asking residents to observe the dusk-to-dawn curfew and stay calm. There was no information on whether the mercenaries, some of whom were reported to be American, supported an opposition faction in the Seychelles, a chain of 85 islands located 1,000 miles off the east Africa coast. Sir James Mancham, the man Rene ousted in a coup in 1977, denied any involvement in Thursday's events. As the coup attempt crumbled, a gang of 44 white mercenaries hijacked an Air India Boeing 707 and forced it to fly to South Africa before surrendering in the port city of Durban and freeing 65 passengers and 14 crewmembera. There were reports some 50 mercenaries were left behind. The flight had been en route from Zimbabwe to Bombay, India. The mercenaries fought fiercely with Seychelles troops at the island's main airport before taking over the plane. One mercenary died on the plane from wounds suffered in the battle and two others nursed wounds on the flight to South Africa. The 44 men were taken to a prison near Pretoria, Le Grange said. According to reports in the South African press, the mercenaries were recruited in South Africa and paid $1,030 for their efforts and promised a bonus of $10,300 if the coup succeded. The funds came from an "American source." The report prompted one security policeman to remark: "They were cheap. Sounds like bargain basement mercenaries to me." White House spokesman denies report of move to dump Allen WASHINGTON (UPI) - White House counselor Edwin Meese Friday denied the Reagan administration has started a search to replace embattled national security adviser Richard Allen. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday one White House official said a hunt for a replacement for Allen already had begun. In Tokyo, a prime figure in the controversial interview with First Lady Nancy Reagan said Allen's receipt of $1,000 for setting up the interview was not Allen's idea. Meese told UPI it is not true that the White House has begun to look for a re- placeement for Allen. "We're just waiting for the results of the Justice Department review," Meese said. As for Allen's arrangements of receiving deferred payments on the sale of Potomac International Corp., Meese said 'ifca's explained all that." The White House continues publicly to support Allen on his financial transaction, ruling there was no conflict of interest in the sale of his firm. In a Tokyo newspaper interview, Chizuko Takase, a prime mover behind the controversial interview between Al- len and Mrs. Reagan, was quoted Friday as saying the $1,000 given to Allen was not his idea. In the interview with the newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun, Mrs. Takase, interpreter during the interview with Mrs. Reagan, quoted Allen as saying he did not want the money and that he would arrange the interview as a friendly gesture to the Japanese magazine Shufu No Tomo. "I don't want any money as I will do this out of my good will," Takase quoted Allen as telling her during the course of negotiations for the interview. Mrs. Takase, a family friend of Allen, also said Allen got $1,000, not $10,000 as some reports said. She also said the White House was aware that the money was intended to be used for charity. Deputy White House Counsel Richard Hauser said Thursday he had reviewed the sale of Potomac International with Allen and corrected the value of the firm, and several minor items. "Our concern was whether (Allen has) a continuing financial interest" in the firm, Hauser said. "It's our view and my understanding of the law that there's no continuing financial interest. "With respect to the sale itself, it's a pretty straightforward transaction. It's basically an installment sale at a fixed price, with so much received up front and the balance to be paid over a period of time. "The amount he received cannot be influenced by what he does." After looking at details of the sale, Hauser said, "it was clear it was outside the reporting period and didn't need to be put on the report." He said the information on income from the sale must go on the next report due May 15. The monthly payments are to retire a debt of between $100,000 and $250,000. Allen had to amend his financial disclosure form this week for the second time to list his earlier financial stake in the company. Two days earlier, Allen's disclosure form was amended to reflect the 1981 sale of his firm. It had been listed as a 1978 transaction. The correction prompted the review of the form and the discovery he had not listed the value of the firm. Many rooms in the inn The Rossiya Hotel in Moscow has 3,200 rooms. 'Nice Thanksgiving story' Parents reunited with missing tot LARAMIE, Wyo. (UPI) - A 19-month-old Missouri girl, missing since she was allegedly abducted by her baby sitter Nov. 6, was reunited with her parents Friday in Laramie. Belinda Virginia Garrett disappeared with her baby sitter Nov. 6 in Kirksville, Mo. The child, in good health, was found late Wednesday and the teenage baby sitter was arrested on a federal warrant, authorities said. "She recognized her parents immediately and ran to them," Clint Black, of the Wyoming Department of Public Assistance and Social Services, said of Friday's joyous renunion. "Everybody was happy. It was a nice Thanksgiving story." Carol L. Ray, 18, of Kirsville, wanted on a federal warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution stemming from the Nov. 6 kidnapping of Belinda Garrett, was arrested Wednesday by police at a Laramie truck stop. Ms. Ray and Belinda were found by officers who re- ceived a tip from a waitress of a person matching the woman's description. The police spokesman said the FBI's Denver office Tuesday told the Police Deparment the woman and child were supposedly in the Laramie area. Police Department investigators contacted various establishments in an effort to find the two, but it wasn't until about 8 p.m. Wednesday they were spotted. Joe Garrett and the baby's mother, Rhonda Garrett of Peoria, HI., are separated. Black said he expected the couple to take Belinda back to Missouri Friday. Ms. Ray was still being held at the Albany County Jail Friday. Ms. Hay had traveled extensively since the Nov. 6 incident, passing through Kansas, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Indiana, Connecticut, Utah and Wyoming with no definite destination in mind, the police spokesman said. Police said the woman apparently hitchhiked the entire time. Israel's Begin breaks leg in fall at his home JERUSALEM (UPI) — Prime Minister Menachem Begin fell in the bathroom at his home and broke a thigh bone Thursday, but an aide said Friday the Israeli leader was recovering well enough from surgery to preside over a Cabinet meeting on Sunday. Dr. Shmuel Pinchas, director of Hadassah Hospital, said Begin, 68, was expected to remain hospitalized for two weeks, the normal recuperation period after the insertion of a pin in the thigh to mend the broken bone. Dr. Mervin Gotsman, Begin'a personal physician, denied that Begin suffered anything other than a fall in the bathroom of his home. "You asked earlier if anything else happened," Gotaman said. "I want to deny this now. He slipped in the bathroom and this is a very, very ordinary occurrence. He fell, he called his wife, hit wife came into the bathroom and, together vwith security men, they moved him to his bed." Uri Porath, Begin's aide, said that despite the surgery late Thursday night, Begin "is functioning as usual... I can tell you his spirits are very good. I can convey to you that the Cabinet meeting scheduled for Sunday will take place here in Hadassah Hospital. "The prime minister himself will chair it," Porath said. Gotsman said the operation lasted 90 minutes and Begin was conscious throughout. "I hope he will recuperate very quickly," Gotaman said. Pinchas aaid Begin broke the neck of the left femur. He waa rushed to the hospital accompanied by his ailing wife, Aliza, and his personal physician, Dr. Mervin Gotsman. Begin immediately underwent emergency wirgery for the pin inwrtion to bold the two broken pieces of bone together. No cast was neceaiary. 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