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The Weather Montgomery Cloudy and warmer with showers and thun. dershowers ending Friday, partial clearing Friday afternoon, partly cloudy and much eoMcr Friday night and Saturday, High 68, low 24. (See Map, Details, Page 2.) 142nd Year-No. 21 N2WS Dfrtct From Ntwireom Of AIvtr)lMrJournil By Tttphon DUI262tt mutt Monlgomery, Ala. Friday Morning, January 21, 1969 26 Pages -10c ie as Tornado 0 ills sis 290 Mis sippi A blanket of Arctic air and Friday. Zero cold, wind and blinding covered an area from the Subzero weather continued In snow created blizzard conditions Pacific iNorthwest and Rockies for the sixth in the Dakotas and Minnesota. In southern Kansas, tem adjacent plains and Mississippi River HAZLEHURST, Miss. (AP) -A devastating tornado sliced a path of death and destruction across Central Mississippi Thursday, claiming 29 lives as it moved across three counties. At first 31 were feared killed, but the State Highway Patrol to the western Valley. peratures Thursday were 50 degrees lower than Wednesday consecutive day. The temperature had failed to rise above zero for 145 hours at Great Falls. A January record Temperatures in some areas frtll Of! am vmawm Af. nvnr.r- A Wm. (ho Hmvn.l ul low of 37 degrees below zero was logged there and at ICimwi unrc readings. In the Southeast, warm air brought moisture off the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico and heavy rains fell. Two-inch rains fell in Alabama. Frigid weather was expected midafternoon Thursday it was to dip into the South Thursday 33 degrees below. wara to z. Uprooting trees and grinding buildings into rubble, the twister moved in from the west at 6:25 a.m. and knifed through a predominantly Negro area just south of Hazlehurst. A series of tornadoes then moved northeastward into Simpson and Smith counties, about a half hour later. aire for Shot, Testifies Heralded by an overwhelming roar and ominous darkness, the Bucher tornadoes alternately wrecked and spared buildings in almost whimsical fashion. Some were smashed to rubble, others disappeared completely and still others appeared untouched. through Tuesday, with Sunday off. CORONADO, Calif. (AP) -The skipper of' the Pueblo-tears streaming, his voice an ar.eiiishpd erv said Thursdav Bucher testified standing dur-; ing the morning session when he broke down, but was seated during the afternoon session. He Search parties hunted heavily was excused at the end of the wooded areas along the tornado Koreans attempted to route and dug through the de-jforce a spying confession from briS. i him ihu nrpfonHincf tn chrwit him day subject to later recall. The 41-year-old officer, describing interrogation by his captors, said a North Korean shouted as Bucher knelt: "Kill the son of a bitch." Bucher added, referring to a guard with a gun pointed at his (See Bucher, Page 2) The court then said it would as ne Knelt oetore mem, so hold closed sessions to discuss classified secret subjects start shaken he could say only. "I "It sounded like train engines, jet airplane motors and other big motors, roaring so loud you couldn't hear," said Clarence ing Friday and extending love you, Rose, I love you Rose." Cmdr. Lloyd M. Bucher said Buckley of Harrisville. "It stopped in about two minutes -fer and all was quiet." he finally confessed later after! they threatened to shoot his crew one by one, starting with the youngest and that night he A school bus parked nearby Youth Aims Shots IS ear Soviet Chiefs was blown a quarter-mile away with the body separated from the chassis and seats scattered through a field. The field was littered with dead chickens and there was more to the incident tried, vainly, to commit suicide by drowning himself in a water bucket. Bucher's blonde -wife, Rose, sobbed and dug her fists into her eyes as she heard her husband testify before a Navy board of inquiry. He finally than was immediately made public. Firearms are strictly controlled in the Soviet Union and assassination attempts on public figures here have not been heard of for years. ducks. The scene was repeated throughout the three-county area, where officials lost count of the injury list. Mayor Paul Kemp of Hazlehurst estimated that 150 persons were treated at the Hazlehurst hospital alone, and many others were sent to hospitals in Jack broke down, so a recess had to MOSCOW (AP)-A youth described by the Foreign Ministry as mentally deranged fired several pistol shots Wednesday at a motorcade honoring the four newest space heroes and carrying two Soviet leaders. A chauffeur and an escort riding a motorcycle were wounded. Cosmonaut Georgy Beregovoy, whose flight in Soyuz 3 last Oc be called. The board has warned him he may have violat -AP WlrephoU) ed regulations by surrendering his intelligence ship. Tornado Ripped Through Town of Hazelhurst, Thursday, Killing 10 son and Brookhaven. Of the confession, he said Volunteers and organized! tober blazed the way for the "Some time during the night I attempted to commit suicide by 0 search parties combed the Ha-; four's successful space linkup fa zlehurst area for victims last week, was cut on the neck through the evening. At one drowning myself in a bucket of water in my room, but was un able to accomplish this. by flying glass as a bullet Dtuaents Kampage point a bulldozer pushed out a dam to drain a farm pond "Mentally I was quite dis Heavy Rains, Some Hail Strike State struck the driver of his limousine. There was speculation that! where two children were feared turbed, partly because of the lost. The children were not embarrassment this confession i might have caused the United found. Enoch Gilmore, father of the At Sorbonne Ag the youth was aiming at Communist party chief Leonid I. Brezhnev and President Nikolai am PARIS (AP) Behind the States. And I realized they needed me alive more than anyone else in the crew for public appearances that I was afraid of and knew were coming." He said he was unable to eat or sleep for several days be- BIRMINGHAM (AP) Thun dergraduates seized the administration building of the branch derstorms blustered across V. Podgorny, riding in a closed car behind. But the Foreign Ministry Thursday in announcing the incident nearly 24 hours after it happened refused to confirm this. rector's office, the police clubs, and student marches these things on a hazy, warm winter1 day made the events almost a children, said 15 people lived in! the house atop a bluff overlooking the pond and the two children had not been located after the tornado hit. Gov. John Bell Williams flew into Hazlehurst shortly after noon and conferred with area leaders. He pledged state help north and central Alabama red and black flags of revolution and anarchy, students took over the office of the rector of the Sorbonne for two hours Thurs at Vincennes, outside Paris. Student trouble was also reported flashback to the student revolt at Caen in Normandy, Besancon Thursday, dumping heavy rains and some hail, but causing no serious damage or injuries. The Weather Bureau 'gave the day and fought with riot policelof last spring, in southeastern France, and at cause he was haunted toy the thought that secret information in the Pubelo had been Indictment Of Flowers Is Upheld BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP)-A federal judge Thursday denied requests to dismiss indictments against former Alabama Atty. Gen. Richmond Flowers and three other men charged with extortion conspiracy. U.S. Dist. Judge Clarence Allgood, who will preside over the trial which begins Monday, denied motions charging unfairness in the method by which the indiciting grand jury had been selected. The four also charged that U.S. Atty. Macon Weaver was prejudiced against them in his actions before the grand jury. Flowers, former assistant Atty. Gen. Joe Breck Gantt of Birmingham, Miami businessman Oscar Hyde and Laurel, businessman James Kelley are accused of conspiring to extort money from loan companies doing business in Alabama. Judge Allgood's opinion on the dismissal motions said indictment "is, in all respect, in sprnntr un omercrpnpv tanili. all clear on its tornado alert -r the capital's Technical Institute. "I fear greatly that we're moving into a dangerous period," said the dean of the Paris Liberal Arts School, Raymond Las Vergnas. He met face to face with a group of rebels in The leaders were several cars behind Beregovoy's limousine. The youth was grabbed by spectators and immediately arrested by the police. The Foreign Ministry refused to identify him or give a possible motive. It seemed clear, however, that the youth was not aiming at the cosmonauts who rode Soyuz 4 and Snvuz 5 into orbit and on the streets of the Latin Quar- Police reported 200 arrests, ter. After the Sorbonne had been The flags, the wrecking of the'cleared Thursday night, 500 un- Hickel, Packard Win Senate Confirmation Advertiser Today the Sorbonne and warned them for north and central Alabama at 10 p.m. The alert was posted early in the day. Marble-sized hailstones were reported at several spots in the Birmingham area, southeast of Tuscaloosa and at Moundville. When it lifted its tornado watch, the Birmingham weather bureau, said an area of thunderstorms continued over southeastern Shelby and southern Talladega counties. The storms were predicted to ai.iu.tvu tut; nviiua nidi ues io caie ior we numeiess. Later, he toured the other two areas. Kemp said officials were working to set up an emergency center at the National Guard Armory where up to 300 people could be housed overnight. Kemp also said he would ask a force of 100 National Guardsmen to stand duty in the Hazlehurst area as a precaution. The twister knocked out power and telephone lines in some areas, but utility crews worked overtime and by nightfall most of the power and telephone service had been restored. A storm system was moving up the Mississippi Valley, bring that the situation was fast becoming explosive. At the heart of the discontent, interwoven with "cop hatred" and notions of world revolution, was dissatisfaction with the educational reform program promised by Charles de Gaulle's gov the Senate Interior Committee WASHINGTON (AP) Alas-, and on the floor about his per Page Amusements 10 Classified 21-25 Comics 17 Crossword 3 Editorial 4 sonal financial holdings and as manned linkup and transfer of men from one spaceship to the other. The four, Vladimir Shatalov, Boris Volynov, Alexei Yeliseyev and Yevgeny Khrunov, were sociations in areas that might Icome under his jurisdiction as ernment and a demand that produce heavy rains and possi- secretary. ka Gov. Walter J. Hickel won delayed confirmation from the Senate Thursday after extensive senatorial criticism of his appointment as secretary of the interior in the Nixon administration. And senators approved also the appointment of California Legals 19 (Standing in the back of an open His defenders argued thatjscnolars.hiPs be 'ncreased by gusty winds for a cent, Markets 20, 21 car. The closed limousine car per but were not expected to be conservationists' concern about; rvina Beresovov was the second The immediate trigger was a banned film showing at the car behind that of the four, who valid Hickel is unfounded, that he is divesting himself of all holdings Obituaries 18, 21 Society 12-13 Sports 15-17 would have been easy targets. ing with it blustery winds and aj severe. The collision of warm, moist air of the past few days and a cold front moving into Alabama brought the tornado that might suggest a conflict of; industrialist DavW R. Packard TV Logs 11 The reluctance of the Foreign Saint Louis High School, next to the Sorbonne. Students who had been refused permission to show interest, and that he will serve as deputy secretary of defense, Weather Map 2 i Ministry and other official chan with distinction as secretary, rejecting a protest about his fi variety oi precipuauun. Elsewhere, much of the nation was experiencing or about to experience extreme cold. He underwent five days of a film on last May's riots went threats and heavy rains into the nels to elaborate on the easel gave rise to speculation that! nancial holdings, state. committee scrutiny and the ahead anyway. The two nominations are the Kidnaped Boy Back Unharmed nomination was debated for two They later found police wait- only ones by President Nixonjdays on the floor (See Students, Page 2) litm Udve anucu any auuaiau- tial challenge. Hickel was confirmed by a vote of 73 to 16, with all opposition from Democrats. Several Democrats who voted for him said they did so with reservations but in support of the Begins Talks With Russia Britain Says Both Sides Must Back Mideast Pact OPELIKA (AP) A 5-year-old Salem, boy reportedly kidnaped from in front of a Lee County school, was returned unharmed to his mother Thurs tradition a new president is entitled to have the Cabinet officers he wants. The White House announced LONDON (AP) Britain be-, in December. In the aftermath of that Israe gan discussing with the Soviet U- li attack which destroyed 13 Arab airliners, the Lebanese succeeded, after weeks of internal bickering, in forming a 16-man government. that Hickel will be sworn in in the East Room of the executive mansion at 10 a.m. EST Friday. Chief Justice Earl Warren will administer the oath in President Nixon's presence as he did for the other 11 Cabinet members. Hickel -drew criticism for his statements on conservation. Questions were raised also in Union possible terms of a Middle East peace Thursday but insisted any settlement must rest on Arab-Israeli agreement. A communication from Foreign Secretary Michael Stewart to the Kremlin thus aligned the British with the United States by accepting Russia's peace an as one basis for discussion. day evening, state troopers reported. They said 50-year-old Allen Calvin Hugley of Opelika showed up at the Salem home with the child, George Walton shortly before 8 p.m. Hugley, who had been charged earlier with the kidnaping, was taken into custody, Capt. Claude Prior of the state trooper post In Opelika said his men had been joined in the search for the child, which began Tuewiay, evening, by officers Prom Lee and Russell counties. He said authorities in Georgia and Florida had been notified of the abd.iction, but that there was 6 t- .1 a II But like the Americans the Brit- OlJtll KIllclll. iJicllish made clear alternative pro- J- jrfH I Till posals also should be examined. Christmas Seal Drive Falls Short of Goal "Christmas is over, there's a bigger need than ever for Montgomery Countains to help push the 1968 Christmas Seal Campaign over the top," drive chairman Edgar Stuart I he move appeared to sep arate the British and Americans fail to Agree On Nominee 'no evidence Hugley had left the somewhat from France, which 'has endorsed Moscow's pro-Igrcm for a phased Arab-Israeli WASHINGTON Alabama i settlement in virtually unquali- state. A mussing persons report was Issued for the boy when he failed to return home from school Tuesday. Troopers said Hugley scnators split their vote on theified terms The French, who have formal- said this week. confirmation of Alaska Gov Walter J. Hickel as secretary thad dropped the boy's two older urged early Big Four talks on "An extra push now can mean the Middle East, announced ia more effective TB control of me interior. In the 73-16 roll-call vote bylthey may send defensive weap- program in 1969 and that which the Senate confirmed ons to Lebanon, Iraq, Saudi means much more safety for Kickel's nomination, John Spark-(Arab a and Kuwait. jevery home and every family," nan cast nis vote in lavor oil Last monm rrcsiaeni said. sisiers on bl a reiauve nomo after picking them up at school but continued on with the boy. Friends of the family said Hugley and the boy'a mother, Mrs. Emma Lee Gentry, were acquainted and it was not unusual for Hugley to pick up the children at ichool. Stuart said that the drive fell $1,500 short of the goal in 196. the confirmation. de Gaulle banned arms ship- Freshman Sen. James including paid for Mi-Allen voted against Hickel's ap- rage jets, to Israel following the -AP Wlrtptwlo goai tor mc year was pointmcnt. 'reprisal raid on Beirut airport $26,900. Men Sit Amid Wreckage of House where Four Occupants Escaped Injury-

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