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Surgeon Describes Heart Transplant-Page 2-A enttuel The Mii Offka of Bnrir!' Complete Mtwipaywi Cocoa 26 Fmtl Are. 636-5331 E.'u Catte-" 706 New HtreB Ay' 72M5Sl TiiiuriUe 408 Miia Street 267-2635 'Tis a Privilege to Live in Central Florida Orlando, Florida, Monday, December 11, 1967 Vol. 83 No. 212 50 Pages Tftr & SENTINEL TELEPHONE GArden 34111 10 Cent PciiKfiiKi City, Fort Walton Beach Areas lilt Hardest i II Tornadoes Smash Suspect Ruled Out; Girl Named HOLL YWOOD UP) Police ' said Sunday they had discounted a t of blood-stained men's clothes ,as a possible link to the murders of two women found dumped in Whisky Creek and a detective said there are no suspects. Earlier an officer said a man who came to the station was being 'questioned but the man later was released. DETECTIVE JACK Warner said later the man had not been a suspect, adding, "We have completely discounted this bloodstained clothes angle as being Connected with the murders." One of the victims was identified tentatively Sunday as a Miami Beach divorcee, Terry Rae Kent, 23, while the younger woman was marked only as her teen-age roommate named Ann. DETECTIVES RUSHED from headquarters after receiving the identification from Miss Kent's former husband, Billy Frank, and returned with the young man. Officers said the man's parents also were at headquarters. police said earlier the woman rnay have been killed because she Witnessed the death of her younger companion. "There is little doubt," a detective said, "that whoever killed the younger woman wanted to make sure that the other woman apparently a witness to the killing- was also dead." BOTH BODIES were found Friday night, weighted by concrete blocks wired to their necks. The time of death and a watch stopped at 2:12 indicated the bodies were dumped in the desolate Whiskey Creek, once a hideout for rumrunners, at high tide when water is eight feet deep. One of the bodies was spotted floating feet up after dark at low tides and officers (Continued Back Page This Section) Jackie Attends Political Dinner New York Timet Dlsptch fo The Ifntlnet NEW YORK Mrs. John F. Kennedy emerged from political seclusion Sunday night with an appearance at the $500-a-plate "Salute to the Empire State" dinner here of the Democratic state committee. The party fund-raising event was the first she had attended since the assassination of President Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963 . Among the 500 persons present was Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy of Minnesota, who 10 days ago announced he will be a primary opponent of President Johnson . Waslikansky Given Steak-Eggs Dinner CAPE TOWN, South Africa (UPI) Doctors said Sunday night that Louis Washkansky, the pioneer heart transplant patient, may be allowed out of bed by the end of this week. Meanwhile, Washkansky Sunday ate his first hearty meal only eight days after his historic operation, in which the heart of a young woman killed in a traffic accident replaced his own. WASHKANSKY PUT away a steak-and-egg dinner with ease. His diet until Sunday had been light, due in part to his lack of appetite. i PROMOTOW pillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllMIIUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN I 120 GIs Halt Doped Reds CJiargc SAIGON UP) Green, young and many apparently hopped upon heroin, 400 Communist soldiers charged out of postmidnight darkness into a 120-man U.S. artillery base Sunday and were cut down by a murderous crossfire that left 124 of them lying dead on barbed wire barricades and the red clay battlefield. One American was killed and 31 were wounded in the two-hour battle 50 miles north of Saigon. U.S. officials said the suicide attack by a combined unit of North Vietnamese and Viet Cong appeared aimed at loosening allied control of Highway 13 which runs from Saigon north into Cambodia. THE U.S. infantrymen took two prisoners, including a major who was identified as the commander of the enemy battalion. Associated Press correspondent George Esper reported from the artillery base, which was set up only last Thursday, that most of the enemy troops were young men, some around 17 years old. Packets Cambodia, Laos Are Off Limits, Soviet Tells U.S. New York Tlmj Dispatch to The Sentinel MOSCOW The Soviet Union warned the United States Sunday against extending its military action in Vietnam to neighboring Cambodia and Laos. In a formal statement issued through Tass, the official press agency, Moscow charged that "officials and the U.S. military command" had joined calls to blockade the Cambodian coast or invade Cambodia. The statement referred also to reports that the U.S. plans to send troops into southern Laos to create a passageway linking Thailand and South Vietnam. "In this way, by pursuing the piratic line to further aggravation of the war in Vietnam, the U.S.' aggressive circles are by all indications preparing to spread the fire of that war to other countries of Southeast Asia," the Soviet statement declared, 'mi' 400 Attackers I CAMBODIA r - w SOUTH r VIET NAM MT1HO lUPI) SUICIDAL CHARGE BY REDS . . . Near An Loc of heroin were found on the bodies of some of the dead. "The only logical conclusion is that they do take this stuff before an attack," said Capt. James D. Oenbrink, an Army doctor from Palm Beach, Fla. "It makes them like a drunk person. They don't know what hit them, and they don't care." THE DEFENDERS, troops of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division, hit the charging enemy with machine guns, grenade la,unchers, 40mm cannons, and even some 105 mm howitzers leveled for point-blank fire. The Americans fought from well fortified bunkers. One Viet Cong trooper managed to get into one of the bunkers only to be strangled by a U.S. sergeant. C o m m unist mortarmen made three separate attacks on a field headquarters of a 25th Infantry Division brigade early Monday in (Continued Back Page This Section) MISS. ALA. : 4v FT.WALTONjr I LA.: ELBERTAfiJura 1 NEWORLE NEW ORLEANS eulf of Mexico 10 Florida 1 Killed, 200 Hurt By Storms PANAMA CITY, UP) Twisters dipped into ten cities of the Florida Panhandle Sunday, destroying dozens of homes at Tyndall Air Force Base and in the tourist town of Fort Walton Beach 60 miles away. Officials said about 200 persons were reported injured, perhaps 30 of them seriously and one woman was killed. FLORIDA GOV. Claude Kirk flew to Fort Walton Beach in his private jet for a survey of damage and declared the site a disaster area for federal assisance. Kirk ordered National Guard troops into the Gulf Coast resort city to prevent looting, turn back sightseers and help in the cleanup. Okaloosa County Sheriff Ray Wilson said 50 homes were destroyed in Fort Walton Beach and another 200 residences heavily damaged. He estimated damage would be between $2 and $3 million in that city alone. NO DAMAGE estimates were immediately available from the other areas. The Fort Walton Beach twister smashed a five-block wide , path through two miles of the city. The winds reportedly tossed a trailer house 100 yards and hefted a small car 30 feet into a tree. The dead woman was killed when the storm ripped into her home on Tyndall Air Force Base near Panama City. She was identified as Loveta Byrd, 29, the wife of M. Sgt. Jerry J. Byrd, who was reported in critical condition. A BASE spokesman said the home of the Byrds, who are from La Fayette, Ga., was the first and worst hit of base homes. (Continued Back Page This Section) Go-Go Girls Go As Twister Hits FORT WALTON BEACH (UPI)-The go-go girls at the Club Continental were gyrating at full steam when the tornado blew into town early Sunday. Club owner Nick Stalworth said about 200 patrons were having a gay time watching the girls in their cages when they suddenly heard the roar outside. THE MUSIC faded away when the building started to rattle and shake on its foundation. Then the plaster started pelting everyone and the roof suddenly ripped away. Stalworth said he shouted, "Everyone hit the floor!" and they did. The tornado smashed through the club in a few seconds and as he described it, "the go-go girls were blown out of their cages." One was injured slightly. SAVANNAH ANNAH ? I GA Til t 111 - Q I PENS ACOWAJ pANAvScrTY l TAMPA T 11 (UPI) mi"W ? tx -" r j r"J--3 - - - Tornailo Rescue workers pick their way through debris at port Walton Beach after tornado struck. In background is Gov. Claude Kirk, wearing Seminole Indian jacket, who toured damage area. (AP) piiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii I They're On Cancel Bay Honeymoon ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (UPI) Marine Capt. and Mrs. Charles S. Robb, who were married in a historic White House wedding, dropped their plans for a Hawaiian honeymoon and Sunday flew to the Virgin Islands. . President Johnson's 23-year-old daughter Lynda and her new husband Chuck were staying at the hilltop home of philanthropist Laurence Rockefeller at Caneel Bay on the island of St. Johns. A VIRGIN Islands government source confirmed that the couple had arrived Sunday at the Rockefeller plantation. When asked if ecret Service protection had been set up for the honeymooncrs, a plantation spokesman said "not yet." THE COUPLE, in an apparent attempt to sidetrack reporters, nad made reservations for a Sunday morning flight to Los Angeles on the first lap of a trip to Hawaii but they were "no shows." American Airlines held the flight from Washington's Dulles International Airport for 15 minutes but finally left without them. The White House, however, put a top secret label on the couple's whereabouts even when confronted with confirmed reports that they were in the Virgin Islands. Today's Weather Considerable cloudiness with scattered sl. wers and thunder showers. High near 80 with mostly southerly winds 10 to 22 m.p.h. Shower probability 80 per cent. Sunrlst 7:01, lunttt l:lf. Maonrls 1:M m., nwonstt 1:17 .m. Timday. Morning star Mar-curv. Vnu, JupiHr, avtnini itart Mara, Saturn. Saturn. FOR 14 HOURS ENDED t P.M. YESTERDAYi Tamparalurtv high 13, lew J. mean 71, norma) !. Relative humidity 7 a.m. fl per cent; 1 a.m. SI; 7 p.m. 9ii p Precipitation, .17 V.i month'i total .! In.! normal (or December, l.r.' In.; veer's total ll.M in.; deficiency through Nov. 30, 10, In. Highest wind velocity, II m.p.h. at Noon (rem South. Barometer, 7 a.m. .! In.; 7 p.m. .7 In. (Map and other reports an Pi. t-C), Cities BULLETIN ANAHEIM, Calif. - Orlando's Panthers won the Continental Football League championship in Anaheim Stadium Sunday night, outclassing the Orange County (Calif.) Ramblers, 38-14. Quarterback Don Jonas threw five touchdown passes four to split end Sammy Weir in the first East-West inaugural before 8,730 fans. Brief Shower Interrupts Dry Weather A brief burst of heavy showers at 5:30 p.m. Sunday officially .17 of an inch of rain interrupted for the second time in three days the drought which has threatened the state's multimillion-dollar citrus industry for 65 days. The U.S. Weather Bureau station here reported the rain fell during 5:06 and 5:45 p.m. but most of it came down in a brief burst which lasted three or four minutes. THE BUREAU reported .02 of an inch of rainfall Friday. The last measured rainfall fell Nov. 2 another .02 of an inch but traces fell Nov. 26 and 30. The weather bureau spokesman said there was an 80 per cent chance of rain for Monday and a 50 per cent chance for Monday night. The same trend is expected through Tuesday, he said. Beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday a sketchy five-day forecast predicts moderate to heavy scattered showers i nthe extreme northern parts of the state and one half inch or less of rainfall elsewhere later in the week. Neighboring cities which reported traces of rain Sunday are Sanford, Clermont, Haines City, Leesburg, Belleview, Silver Springs and Ocala. Civil Disorders Study To Be Issued By March 1 Chicago) Tribune Press Service WASHINGTON - The President's Commission on Civil Disord ers, apparently fearing another long hot summer, announced Sunday it will complete its investiga tion and issue findings by March 1. The commission, headed by Illinois Gov. Otto Kerner and commissioned to study last summer's race riots throughout the nation, was originally scheduled to issue its findings by July 29. Cracker Jim Sez: We done had some of them driz-zzle-drazzles yestiddy, but a body ain't never satisfied. Most of them f n 1 1 e horriaHniitpn ur o r o mmnlnnin i ' Vl f"iA cause hit wer'nt no! i gully washer. I'm' shore thinkin that to-' day's gonna be on the ! clear side cause that , Ole Farmer's Alman ak says to look for some chillish weather an when that happens them clouds git scarce as all git-out. Features Index JJ81231 A. Landers 3B Lawrence 4A Astrology 7B MacDonald 1C Bridge 7B McCabe 15A Classified 9C Movies 2B Comics 6B Obituaries 8C Crossword 7B Pearson 15A Editorial 4A Radio-TV 14A Financial 7C Sports 1C Harris 3A Wadsworth 6B Heloise 4B Weather 8C Jet Set , 2B Women 3B TORNADOES SLASH SECTION OF GULF COAST i 4

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