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it; I- f~ I in I. 2 The Aftroftft Republic tao Phoenix, Sat., Sept. Hi, 1988 Czechs defiance of Reds stalls pact progress New York Times Service P&AGUE — New disagreements between Czechoslovakia'»and the Soviet Union on th&C progress of "normaliza- tioi£' in Czechoslovakia one month after the occupation havfc forced an indefinite postponement of a new top- level pact between Prague an<£Moscow. it was reported last night a trip to Moscow by AI- At least six die in crash at air show EARNBOROUGH, England (AP) — A 40-ton French experimental plane crashed in flames yesterday on the roof of a social club at the Farnborough Air Show while 16,000 spectators watched in horror. At least six and possibly 12 persons died. A- GREATER tragedy was missed by minutes and yards. The plane erupted in a ball of fire' on a building that had beeft packed with Royal Air Force men minutes before the'.crash. It blew up yards from a main fuel dump. Pblice said the known victims were five air crewmen and! one civilian. But some ambulance men spoke of carrying 12 bodies from the wreckage. The crewmen were believed to be French air force officers. A- BRITISH air force official! who was in his office about 40 yards from, the crash site said ambulances and; fire engines were on the scene within seconds. The plane, a twin-engine turboprop aircraft built to the specifications of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization by the'.industries of six nations, was- giving a display of flying on one engine. It was circling slowly to the right before starting the sec-, ond-engine when it appeared' to ; sideslip, then slammed onto the building. A witness said, "It just seemed to disintegrate and then there was a huge ball of. fire." FIREMEN and five fire trucks poured foam on the blaze for more than 90 minutes before rescue workers could get near. It was the first major air crash at the air show since 1952 when 30 persons were killed and 63 injured by a jet engine which plummeted 'into the crowd. The Breguet 1150 Atlantic was built to designs laid down by NATO in 1958. Companies involved in the consortium were the Dutch Fokker, West German Dornier and ABAP of Belgium. exander Dubcek, first secretary of the Communist Party, and several of his associates, originally scheduled for yesterday, had been delayed "at least until next Tuesday." These informants said that "both sides" had agreed to a postponement after it had become obvious Thursday night that they were too far apart — even on the agenda for the new round of negotiations — to make the meeting worth while at this point. SPECIFICALLY, it was learned, the disagreements covered the mounting Soviet unhappiness over the behavior of the Czechoslovak press, which continues to ignore to a large extent the Moscow pressures on censorship. Additional areas of discord were said to be the Prague regime's insistence on pushing ahead with the pre- invasion liberalizing policies under the Dubcek leadership's "action program," ranging from rapidly advancing plans to federalize the Czech regions and Slovakia to the rehabilitation of victims of terror during the former Communist regimes. AS DUBCEK and President Ludvik Svoboda flew yesterday morning to a heroes' reception at the Brno International Trade Fair — in lieu of the Moscow trip — the Communist Party's presidium warned that the postinvasion agreement with the Soviet Union does not mean a return to the "pre-January policies." The presidium's views on the continuation of the "January spirit," which was one of the reasons for the Warsaw pact invasion of Czechoslovakia one month ago last night, were expressed in a letter to Communist Party . organizations throughout the country. EXCERPTS from the letter and comments on it appeared yesterday morning in Rude Pravo, the party's official organ. The letter said the range for the continued development of the January .policies remained "relatively wide." ., -;Jn> a passage' that significantly rejected the Soviet /concept of the exclusive control of Czechoslovak life by the Communist Party, tha statement said that although 'the party's influence is bound to grow, qualified persons, even without Communist affiliations, would not be denied the right of' sharing in the management of social, economic and other forms of life. Under former Communist regimes, especially in the late 1950s, party membership was a virtual condition for post of responsibility. CZECHS IMMIGRATE SYDNEY (UPI) - The second group of refugees to emigrate to Australia from Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia arrived yesterday. Terrorists shoot up Mexico City college MEXICO CITY (UPI) Terrorists machine-gunned Mexico College early yesterday in spreading student violence only 23 days away from the opening of the 1968 world Olympic Games. Police said at least 100 bullets were fired into the old building in a south central Mexico City neighborhood by gunmen in two fast-moving cars. There were no injuries reported, but school officials put damages at $20,000. MEANWHILE, 10,000 army troops in combat gear and backed by armored cars continued to hold National University, the country's largest educational institution, while angry students milled around the school. In Monterrey, Mexico's third-largest city, army troops were alerted and restricted to barracks because of growing student unrest in that city. Monterrey students called for a .massive antigovernment {Jemonstration to express spjidarity with their Mexico City counterparts More than 1,000 students have been arrested Jin Mexico City after street clashes with police and troops since the army seized the university. Cuba releases hijacked plane, crew but detains passengers AP Wlreph«t» ANCIENT AND MODERN — A South Vietnamese Marine with an automatic rifle slung over his shoulder turns to a more primitive weapon to shoot at nearby pigeons. After a day of patrolling through an area held by dug-in North Vietnamese and Vietcong near Tay Ninh, northwest of Saigon, the trooper and the other men of his unit focused their attention on foods. More About Marines drive into DMZ Army occupation of the university was ordered by the government Wednesday night to prevent threatened disruption by disgruntled students of the Olympic Games, to start here in October. THE TROOPS were backed by armored cars mounting cannon and machine guns. Only official Olympic cars and the white buses carrying foreign athletes to practice sites were being allowed to pass the university intersection at normally busy Insurgentes Avenue. Student bands roamed Mexico City Thursday night, clashing with, police who used clubs and tear gas to disperse them. Attacks on stores, buses and motorists kept busloads of riot police rushing to and from trouble spots, accompanied by ambulances. Police said despite the frequent clashes only one student was known to have been injured seriously. Bands of students moved in small and large groups across the city to defy police. In at least one clash they beat back police with sticks and stones but moments later were sent fleeing through the streets dodging in and out of heavy traffic. Continued From Page 1 from the Laotian border 39 miles east to the sea along the 17th Parallel. The Ben Hai River serves as the center line along the eastern half of the zone, with the zone extending 3 miles to the north and 3 miles to the south of the river. IN GROUND action yesterday, North Vietnamese troops made fresh assaults against allied outposts and an armored column securing the northwestern invasion route to Saigon, but they were thrown back with the loss of 91 men killed. Allied casualties in three fights against an estimated 1,200 Hanoi regulars were reported as 10 killed and 36 wounded. The North Vietnamese ground attacks 55 miles northwest of Saigon were centered again around Tay Ninh. They were aimed at a border post manned by South Vietnamese militiamen and a U.S. 25th Infantry Division field position and road-clearing detail. About 500 North Vietnamese, using flame throwers, mortars and antitank rockets, hit the South Vietnamese outpost late Thursday night and continued their attack into yesterday morning. THE ENEMY destroyed 90 per cent of the militiamen's barbed wire and sandbag outpost, but the defenders held out until two companies of reinforcements moved in by helicopter. When the fight ended at noon, the militiamen counted 30 enemy bodies—19 of them inside the fort. The government reported 9 men killed and 28 wounded. The 25th Division soldiers accounted for 61 additional enemy slain. Thirty-seven were killed when they attacked the night perimeter of a company in the Ben Chu rubber plantation east of Tay Ninh. Five Americans were wounded. TWENTY-FOUR more North Vietnamese regulars died when they tried to ambush a unit of about 60 25th Division infantrymen and a dozen armored personnel carriers clearing Route 26 south of Tay Ninh. U.S. losses were one killed, three wounded and one carrier damaged. In the air, a Navy pilot shot down a MIG near Vinh on Thursday, and the U.S. Command reported an F105 Thun- derchief downed by groundfire over the panhandle that same day. The MIG was the 110th shot down in the war. MIAMI (AP) — An Eastern Air Lines jet hijacked over the Bahamas by a young gun* man and forced to fly to Havana returned here last night, leaving its 46 passengers behind in Cuba. Cuban authorities said the passengers were retained for "security reasons" but would be allowed to fly to the United 1 States this morning. It was presumed they would depart from Varadero, Cuba, as hijacked passengers previously detained have done. Capt. W. T. Babbitt of Miami, pilot of the Eastern Boeing 120, said the gunman was a young Latin who spoke only in broken English. "HE KEPT SAYING over and over, 'Havana, Havana, No Miami' and waving his gun all the time," Babbitt said. The gunman was alone, Babbitt said, and entered the cockpit about an hour after the jet had left San Juan en route to Miami. Babbitt said he had returned to his seat from a visit to the passenger cabin when the hijacker came up beside him, "I got back to my seat," the captain said, "and suddenly there he was." Although the man, described! as being in his early 20s, could not speak English, Babbitt said he used gestures to make it plain he did not want radio communications. BABBITT SAID he did not know the hijacker's name. There were several Latins aboard the aircraft. On previous occasions hijackers have been identified by eliminating names from those passengers who returned to the United States. Cuban authorities twice previously have detained passengers of commercial airliners, contending the jets are too big to take off safely under full load from Havana's Jose Marti Airport, An Eastern spokesman said the airline had a plane standing by to send to Cuba to pick up the latest group of passengers, but it was not immediately known how Cuban authorities would want the airlift handled. THE EASTERN PLANE was released by Cuban authorities more than 12 hours after it was seized. It landed at Miami 42 minutes later. The seven crewmen allowed to return were questioned for more than an hour by U.S. authorities. Paul Boatman, area administrator for the Federal Aviation. Administration in Miami, also said the hijacker's identification was not known. In Havana, informants said the hijacker left the plane alone in a rainstorm. He carried a pistol in his hand. So-called skyjackings between Miami and Havana began in 1959 when Fidel Castro took power in Cuba. The first eight such incidents saw planes from Cuba taken to Miami, mostly by agents of ousted Cuban President Fulgencio Batista who were fleeing Castro. On May 1,1961, Antulle Ramirez, an American of Puerto Rican birth, set the current pattern when he took control of a National Airlines plane over Florida and forced its landing in Havana. SINCE THEN, at least 14 other U.S. commercial airlines have been forced to Cuba at gunpoint. 497 drivers now attending state's mandatory traffic survival scools Northern Arizona Bureau FLAGSTAFF - A total of 497 Arizona drivers are taking mandatory traffic survival courses, said Boyd H. Gibbons Jr., Gov. Williams' area traffic safety coordinator. Gibbons said 'here yesterday that the drivers won't be allowed to have their licenses until they complete and pass the course. TRAFFIC survival schools are being conducted in all 14 counties in the state under authority of an Arizona legislative act that went into effect Sept, 3. Drivers now taking the compulsory course -are ones who have had at least three moving violations in a 12- month period, or have reached or exceeded the 8- point traffic violation standard. "The beautiful part about the whole program," Gibbons said, "is that is doesn't cost the taxpayer a dime." The person taking the course (at No prejudice, $10 each) absorbs the expense. "What's happening," Gibbons said here yesterday, "is that we are using educational means to combat the traffic accident problem, in Arizona and the nation." THERE ARE two targets overall, Gibbons noted: moral and economic. "When . you consider that 1,000 persons per month are killed on our nation's highways and billions of dollars are lost, something had to be done." Once a violator takes the course and passes, he will have the same opportunity to benefit on insurance as the teen-ager who takes a driver training course in high school. The state then would have power of recommending that a driver who takes the survival course be eligible for lower insurance said. • rates, Gibbons supe rvisor says Western Arizona Bureau YUMA - Yuma County Board of Supervisors Chairman James Fuquay, in a brief press conference here yesterday, insisted that recent news accounts of his suspending six county employes of Mexican descent had created the impression that he was prejudiced against Mexican-Americans. He said that he had always been on good terms with the Mexican people and said that he was married to a Mexican woman. Fuquay insisted that the men were not ordered off the job because they were Mexican-Americans but because he felt they were being disloyal by campaigning against him and because at least two were members of an organization he regarded as racist. The men received two days off work, with pay, and were back on the job the following Monday morning, Fuquay «ai& Benson Hospital training nurses BENSON — A nurses' aide training program was started here yesterday at Benson Hospital. Fifteen students are enrolled in the two-week course. Twenty-four hours of on- the-job training will follow the academic portion of the program. Selected graduates then will be offered full-time employment at the hospital. The other will work part time. The Arizona Republic Published every morning by Phoenix Newspapers, Inc. (120 East Van Bur en) P.O. Box 1950 Phoenix, Ariz. 85001 271-8000 Subscription Prices Carriers or Dealers in Arizona Republic (Morn. & Sun.) 70c week Republic (Morning) 45c wk. (Circulation mail rates appear in the Classified section of each edition.) Second class postage paid at Phoenix, Ariz. Saturday, Sept. 21, 1963 Vol. 79, No. 128 Filipinos hold U.S. protest MANILA (AP)-Filipino students demonstrated outside the U.S. Embassy last night, protesting a statement by a State Department spokesman that the United States recognizes Sabah as part of Malaysia. President Ferdinand E. Marcos summoned U.S. Ambassador G. Mennen Williams to clarify the American stand. Marcos signed a bill Wednesday annexing the Malaysian state in North Borneo on the ground that it actually was Philippines territory un• til the sultan of Sulu ceded part of it to the British in 1873. Britain has supported Malaysia in rejecting the Philippines claim to the territory, which became part of the Malaysian federation when it was formed of former British colonies in 1963. J "FOR MORE FUN OUT OF LIFE!" No Aching Feet with "the SPOILERS" WEARING GLOVES ON YOUR FEET! 0 / * BONE • OLIVE • ORANGE • YELLOW • LIME RED NAVY POWDER BLUE EVERY COLOR: "PILLOW TREADS" Ladies! Do Your Feet Hurt? 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