Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on May 27, 1977 · Page 47
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 47

Greeley, Colorado
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Friday, May 27, 1977
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CREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE Fri., Miy Z7.1JJJ Moluccans free 102 school children By RUTH E. GRUBER BOVENSMILDE.TheNetber- lands (UP1) -Moluccan gunmen today freed the remaining 102 children they held at gunpoint for four days in a school swept by sickness. But they still held four teachers in the school, plus 56 other hostages on a hijacked train nearby. After a flash intestinal ailment felled child after child jammed into two crowded classrooms at Bovensmilde primary school, the four gunmen called the government's crisis teeter at nearby Assen before dawn with a long prayed for message: "Come get the children." "I am mad with joy," Premier Joop den Uyl said after the last of 106 captive children left the school at about 7 ajn. Four of the children were released Thursday. The gunmen, who demand independence for their former Spice Islands homeland of South Moluccas also released one teacher along with the children. A sixth teacher believed to have (ween among the hostages was disclosed to have been off duty at the time of the takeover of the school Monday. But Den Uyl and his crisis team immediately redoubled efforts to win freedom for the remaining two men and two women teachers, and the train hostages, Including a pregnant woman, enduring what an official said must be "stinking" conditions. The hostages, allowed food Thursday tut the firs! time to 4S hours by an estimated 10 hijackers, received water, chocolate milk and sandwiches this morning. But unchanged were the heat and Inadequate sanitary facilities in the forward coach to which they have been confined. As the children came skipping, jumping or walking arm in arm from the school onhj a waiting bus, the entire rural town of Bovensmilde exploded in relief and joy. Officials said at least 60 of the ehildren wee* suffering from an "infectious disease" whose symptoms included vomiting and diarrhea. They described it as "serious but not fatal." At least 26 children more seriously hit by the symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea which swept the besieged school remained in a local hospital. But doctors said the symptoms would soon wear off. Justice Minister Dries van Agt, in charge of the government's anti-terrorist strategy, credited "nature" with an assist in securing the children's release, which he has said from the start was his top priority. He stated emphatically (hat authorities had not spiked t'ood sent into the children Thursday night. "The virus definitely was not brought in from the outside," he said. He added that the gunmen and the remaining school hostages may also have picked up the infection and if (hey hadn't fallen prey to the symptoms yet, '"they soon will. 11 The more seriously ill of the freed youngsters were carried to ambulances and raced to a local hospital. But a hospital official said their "parents have no need to worry." "It was an enormous relief for all the people of The Netherlands" that l/ie children were safe, Den Uyl (old reporters. The children's release met the government's repeated demand that the youngsters be freed before any substantive, talks on the gunmen's main demands for release of 2! jailed Molucean terrorists, and jet transport to an undisclosed foreign destination. After a medical .check at a Red Cross center set up in Bovensmilde Reform Church, most of the children returned home with their parents, many of whom were openly weeping with relief that their 91-hour vigil was over. Red Cross workers told the parents to treat the children "just as if they'd had a bad school trip with poor food." But physicians immediately began a series of house calls aimed at forestallinglong-termemotional scars which psychiatrists on the crisis team said could lay dormant until weeks, or even months from now. After they stormed the school at the start of classes Monday, the terrorists fired bursts of gunfire out of a window, held the children under a death ultimatum for one agonizing day, and forced some of them to stand at open widows chanting, "We want to live: We want to live." HOSTAGE CHILDREN -RELEASED --" Two' Dutch children sit in the back of a car, left, and a third i coipforted by her mother, right, after South Molucon terrorists who had been holding them hostage four days released 106 stiidents.and a teacher from a school in Bovensmilde; Friday. At least 55 tioettgej remain c»ptiv«» of · itpirate bind of South Moluc- ctm in i train 15 mlla north of the Khool, and police s»y three teachers and a principal He Jtill being held it the school.' (AP HAPPY TO BE FREE -- Children wave to waiting press morning after being kept as hostages of South Moluccan group Wirepholo).". "/.' '_·'.' ' · ' " ' : - ' ' . ' . · and spectators as they drive in bus from Bovensmilde school to since last Monday morning. (AP Wirephoto) ·'. - . ' / i ! - ' ' " ' . ' . f . . f ' - ·'..-·"' ; hospital for first medical checkup. Children were released this ' . , Carter take nine-hour sub cruise By HELEN THOMAS '··':- UPI White House Reporter CAPE CANAVERAL, HaJ (UPI)"--President Carter went to sea today aboard the nuclear attack submarine Los Angeles, one of the nation's deadliest weapons, to inspect first hand "the capabilities and limita-. tions of "our strategic force." Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, stood atop the high sail (bridge) of the black,', cigar- shaped boat as it was nursed from dock by two tugs at.9:15 a.m. EDT for a nine-hour Atlantic cruise -- first such trip ever for a President." . ' "I'm glad to be aboard. I've been; looking- forward" to .it,".: ·said-Carter, a Nayai Academy'; graduate - "and' .former 'sub-, mariner. He was accompanied by.Navy Adm. Hyman Rlct over, the President's hero.and 'chief developer of the nuclear. Navy. y - - . - . · - ; '/"-· · ; . : Reporters were barred from; making the trip on the highly classified, high-speed Los Angeles, which is te'g?«d to search out. and destroy enemy submarine.. It .carries special torpedoes, -but not long-range, nuclear missiles. "I want to learn .first-hand about · the r capabilities and limitations-.of our strategic- 'force,"--.Carter.reirlier. -told^ 'repor.tefa'"about-.:ttit-. trip:. : §6'' "braer./U.sV ·president has everj submerged on «.'miclear sub- T marine. . : .,,..., ; '.'--,.. ".'.The President took off;his. suit.coat'and donned a beige wihdbreaker, before. his- pafty was : piped' .aboard' the' liib.' Nine-year-old dkiigher, Amy, had been invited to, make the ' tip, but did not Jly here from the .Carter Memorial . Day weekend retreat at .St. Simons ·Island, Ga. ,.'"-.'." .; : ' . ' .The nine-hours aboard the. sub. was .one of the longest periods in ..modern 'times iii which reporters have- been .virtually, out. of touch! with a .president. But highly .sophisticated communications equipment on the Los Angeles allowed Carter to get in touch with. any point in the world -including ,the Washington- Moscow "hot line" -- instantly; .';';'IHey' Jimmy!'.' shouted a small crowd of civilians and Navy personnel at dockside as the;. two .tugs nosed the submarine out to sea with the U.S.:»nd presidential flags flapping from the sail. , It was expected to go about 45..rniles out to sea end, after about two hours, oh the surface,, dive in about 600 feet of water. One reporter and two photographers were allowed aboard the Los Angeles at dockside for a briefing by Rickover. But they were hustled ashore before the. lines were cast off. Immediately after boarding the sub, the Carters went into the wardVoom, the officers mess where a table which seats 10 was laden with coffecups and a silver bowl of fruit. As he and Mrs. Carter stood in the middle of the room, Rickover gave a short briefing on nuclear submarines, extou\ ing the capabilities of submarines to win wars. He said the United .States now "has 108 S. Koreans about pull-out 'By JAMES KIM .;·:· SEOUL, South K6rea-.(Upi) T -- President Carter's-special envoys on the proposed pullput of U.S. ground troops . from South Korea.ended their four.-: day visit to Seoul today, but' South Korean government'Offi-. dais remained skeptical about the plan. . '-. ·'- · . ; :. Gen. George Brown,'chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Philip C.- Habib, undersecretary of state' for. political affairs, : reconfirmed'the V.S.. commitment to the security' pf. South Korea before flying to Tokyo on a military plane. However, spokesmen.for (he ; Seoul government' appeared unconvinced by assurances from the Carter administration. "i. "We .will be .considering the proposed, withdrawal because; the-United States has made a. political decision to carry it out," a.South Korean spokes-, man s'aid.' "However, .we. don't /understand wha^ meritsji-has 1 and .why it tias'to be'.done since tension aid. the/danger'of war still - · exist--' on ; .the' ;· Korean. :'peninsula.".'.'. . " . . . ' . ..--" -: In Tokyo, : Brown.'a'nd'Habib: -·.met for". two- /hours"', with' Japanese Foreign'; Minister ii- chiro' Hatoyama." Japanese 'sources'said Hatpyama pressed .the Americans''to make sure that nothing was' done.''to. threaten peace .'on the;Ko"rean : Peninsula.- . . : '-' :. *.·..·-/ "' . Habib reportedly told Hatoy»-? ;ma that/details of the froopj !withdrawal;will .be.negotiated^ in late July or early August at scheduled talks - between/the' .American, and .South Korean governments': . · ; , , .news conference-_that various .'"compensatory ?:; measures" /sought : . by .--"s6uth:V Korea *.' in '.connection with the withdrawal p.f..33,000. American ground troops were '.'eminently sensi- 'M??~i^~. ,...' - . - ; : V.The'-.two-officials', who.met Korean leaders, including President Park Chung-hee, on · .the troop pullout plan, said they shared Park's view that an "appropriate arrangement" should be made prior to the .withdrawal. - nuclear submarines and 31 more are either being built or authorized. Rickover said the Germans had 42 submarines at the beginning of World War II, "and if they had more, they could have won the war." (Later in the war, according to the Pentagon, Germany launched more than 400 U- boats.) Speaking of the possibility of future wars, Riekovcr said, "The submarine menace will be far greater now than it was then." He said that during World War I German U-boats surrounded the British Isles with 15 submarines. Carter holds a degree in nuclear engineering and sailed aboard many conventional sub- marines^ although he left the Navy in 1953 before the first nuclear sub saw aclive duty. He w;ent aboard the 360-foot Los Angeles and greeted the crew with "good .morning everyone." The Los Angeles 'carries 12 officers and 115 enlisted men. The President appeared in a buoyant mood in perfect weather. Skies were sunny and blue and seas were only two or three feet high. Mrs. Carter said she had been on submarines many times before "when Jimmy was in the Navy." "But this is the first time I've actually taken a ride. So I'm looking forward to it," she said. The nation also boasts two nuclear aircraft carriers and six cruisers. Rickover said the submarines would not have to be refueled . until they've gone 400,000 miles. He said the conventional submarines would have to be refueled after 5,000 · or 6,000 miles. . He said the maximUm'.speed of the conventional submarines was 10 to 12 knots. Now," he said, he is allowed only to say . that nuclear subs can travel in excess of 20 knots. Hickover said he was under restrictions set by President Harry Truman. ·· "That magic figure was set by Truman," Rickover said. "So you can see the power of a President even after he is dead." During the briefing, Carter listened quietly, saying nothing. But he did ask Rickover ,|iow . many years it would take'for the submarines to be refueled, and the admiral replied, io to 15 years. -j Antenna heiress found dead; suspect arraigned in kidnap / GSAHAMSyiELE,. v':JS.yi i Soviet engineer held after plane released By KRIS MORTENSEN ; . STOCKHOLM, Sweden (UPI) -- A hijacked Soviet Aeroflof. . AN24 plane forced .to land in. Sweden, left for Riga,'Latvia,, today without the hijacker. ; : . The . plane" .left/' Arlanda International Airport with/17, passengers and 5 crew members aboard. Police questioned them at the airport before departure. . : . - . . . The hijacker who told crew members Thursday that he carried explosives under his jacket remained in police custody, but Swedish official! said they probably would not expel him. The Soviet Union has asked for his return. A Foreign Ministry spokesman said no formal decision on whether Sweden will expel the 17-year-old Soviet engineer was peeled until next week after lice investigations were completed. . · · _ ' ' · ' - ' .'.;.,. t.V; "But It is very, very unlikely / thai we will expel him," the., official said. Even if he is granted political asyliinv in Sweden, authorities' ·'will charge him with hijacking .'-- a crime which ; in this'case ; could result in : -.four'-.years .-imprisonment,,the official said. .'. "There is rip question of his, getting away with this absolute-' ' Jy 'free,". hefsaid^ "It, .would' taake a mpckery'of international conventions." ' " ' ' . ' · The engineer, identified only as a "White Russian." born In .1940, Thursday commandeered a twin-engine Aeroflot turboprop with 21 other passengers and crew oh a domestic flight in Latvia. He forced it to. land-at Arlanda International Airport 28 miles north of Stockholm in the first successful hijacking of a Soviet plane in seven years. Stockholm Police Chief Hans Holmer said the man, who appeared very calm, had asked for "sanctuary" in Sweden: The Soviet ambassador asked Stockholm to expel the hijacker to the Soviet Union,; but Swedish officials said the case niust be thoroughly Investigated f i r s t . . ' · ' · . . antenna millionaire,'kidnaped earlier 'tSis.«!eek,' wis./found' dead;'.Thikiiay-' night;', .near.'a; . reservoirjn'.iipstate, NewjXork A/-25-yearold -man .was., ar- /.'rai'gned ''today' for her-"kid: ..naping. -.";'-"- ; ·' . · ' · · ' '.'· : Gertrude ResnickFarber, 30, · had-, been abducted Tuesday ·from her home to MonticeUo, :N.Y:,.the FBI office:urttew /Yorksaid.: - : '; ;·'·-."! -.·': '; .Her. kidnaper demanded a"' "ransom of- SI million,/but arrangements for payment ; were not made. - -· . Ronald Harrison Krom, 25, of 'Grahamsviiie, wasanrestedand ·charged';with Mrs. .Farber's · kidn'aping/aulhorities'said. He' '' was not charged with.murder; '· .The FBI said .Mrs.' Farber's body was found at 9:25 p.m. Thursday near a reservoir,in' Grahamsviiie, N.Y., about 75 miles northwest of rftw York pityV / , / : , ' ' , .'-.'. ·'-·';' Original reports from authorities stated that.she had been shot to death, but officials later said; this was. hot' so. An 'autopsy was scheduled to be performed today, but unofficial reports indicated Mrs. Farber may have suffocated. Mr«. Farber was the daugh- . ter of television antenna magnate 'Harry .-Resnick of. Ellenvllle, N.Y. ,Re»lck was.. the brother : o f , the late millionaire 'Congressman Joseph Y. Resnick,p:N.Y., who 'developed the Channel Master. /TVantehha.. . . · ' · " : . ";.\-Jj3^i..Fteber was abducted at '.guhj»rat from' her residence in f Monticeljo · .Tuesday evening /after.-returning 'home from 'work, the FBI spokesman said. ·'-.A man armed-with a. gun' gained access to the Farber residence during the day, · overpowered and bound Mrs. Farber's husband, Roger/ and ·'his'/'business partner, - Harvey /Korablau, then abducted Mrs.-;/ Farfier: when-'she entered, ; auth'ofitifissa'id. · · A telephone ransom demand for 1 million was made to Mrs. .Farber's father, in Ellenville, but.-no arrangements were ,made for 'payment of the ' ransom, the FBI said. . - Krom, who was born in Ellenville, was scheduled for arraignment today in Sullivan County. The victim's father, Harry Resnick, was an officer in Channel Master, the television antenna company founded by his brother. He was also an officer of Avnet, Inc., a conglomerate that bought Channel Master in 1967 for $50 million. Mrs. Farber's uncle, Rep. Joseph Resnick, made a fortune in the antenna business, which he started on a $7,000 loan. In' 1964, he defeated incumbent Republican J. Ernest Wharton to represent New York's 25th Congressional District. Sen. Long sees only limited health plan WASHINGTON (UPI) -Sen. · Russell -B. Long, D-La., said Friday President Carter will have to limit his national health .insurance program to catastrophic Illnesses if he wants to balance the budget at the end of his first term. Long, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee which would handle the legislation, said,- "If the President is going to keep his promise and balance that budget, that is about all he going to be able to do." Long and Sen. Abraham Ribicoff, D-Conn., have for years sought passage of a bill which would provide national health insurance for catastrophic illness. Persons would be fully covered under the Long- Ribicoff bill after costs exceed a certain amount. Middle- income and wealthier people would have to pay initial costs although poor people would not. Apprehended Everett, Wash., Police Officer I«onard Amundson, left, and Snohomish County Sheriff Lt. Doug Engelbretson lift a young man over a barbed wire fence/The man, with two others, was involved in a high speed chase with police Thursday morning. One of the other men, William Bailey, 22, or Portland, was shot to death by a policeman as he fled. (AP Wirephoto) i

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