Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on September 13, 1976 · Page 3
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 3

Garden City, Kansas
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Monday, September 13, 1976
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Five Face Air Piracy, Possible Murder Charges (See story Page 1) NEW YORK (AP) - Five Croatian nationalises, who apparently were unarmed when they hijacked a Trans World Airlines 727 jetliner, face air piracy and possible murder charges here in the 30-hour, trans-Atlantic hijacking drama that brought terror to the skies and death on the ground. The hijackers, who demanded and won wide publicity for their cause of Croatian separation from Yugoslavia, surrendered in Paris on Sunday and were returned to New York. They had taken over the plane by threatening to blow it up with what they said were "explosives" wired to their bodies but which turned out to be modeling clay. The prisoners, four men and a woman, were taken into custody by the FBI at Kennedy Airport and held overnight for arraignment today in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn on air piracy charges. The offense carries a minimum 20-year prison sentence, but if a death results from the piracy, life imprisonment can be imposed. Paris police said that just before they gave up, the hijackers learned that a policeman was killed and three others injured in New York City while trying to dismantle a bomb they had planted in Grand Central Station in mid-Manhattan. The leader of the hijackers said they were "proud" of what they had done. French authorities said they had told the hijackers they would be executed if any passengers were harmed. They said they gave them a choice of being sent either to the United States or Yugoslavia. All 53 passengers still held hostage on the hijacked plane were released unharmed, and most of them also flew back to the United States on Sunday. Thirty-five passengers had been released when the plane landed in Gander, Newfoundland, early Saturday, the second stop in the hijacking escapade. The hijackers were identified by the FBI as Zvonko Busic, 30, his wife, Julienne, 27, and Petar Matovic, 31, all of New York City; Frane Pesut, 25, of Fairview, N.J.; and Mark Vlasic, 29, Stamford .Conn. The four men were born in Yugoslavia and Mrs. Busic is a native of Eugene, Ore., the FBI said. Dist. Atty. Mario Merola of the Bronx said he would seek first-degree murder indictments against them from a grand jury in the policeman's death. The slaying of a police officer in the line of duty is a capital offense in New York State.. The hijacking, which spanned four nations, was the first in the United States since April 1975, and the first successful one since November 1972, before federal officials instituted tighter airport security. A spokesman for TWA said Sunday night that officials were attempting to find out whether Mrs. Busic had been employed at one time as a stewardess for the airline. If she were, he said she might have been aware of airport procedures that would have helped in smuggling the "explosives" — a belt the hijackers said was a bomb in a metal pot six inches in diameter wired as a makeshift detonator — onto the plane. The involuntary odyssey from New York to Paris — with refueling stops in Montreal, Newfoundland and Iceland — began Friday night about an hour after the New York-to-Chicago flight had taken off. In Gander, Newfoundland, the 727 was joined by a TWA 707 jet flown from New York on the hijackers' orders to guide them across the ocean. The 727 lacked navigational facilities for the flight. On orders from the hijackers, four major U.S. newspapers had printed lengthy manifestos found in the Grand Central station locker along with the bomb. The hijackers had told authorities where to find the locker and warned that unless the documents were published, another bomb would go off in some busy spot. Also at the hijackers' orders, propaganda leaflets boosting the Croatian cause were dropped by helicopters over five U.S., Canadian and European cities. Page 3 Garden City Telegram Monday, Sept. 13,1976 The hijackers gave up early Sunday after they were convinced their publicity demands had been met following 13 hours of negotiations at Charles de Gaulle Airport with various officials, including French Interior Minister Hichel Poniatowski and U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Rush. Immediately after the plane landed, French authorities had deflated its tires and blocked it with two vehicles. French Police Inspector Jean Ottavian said the hijackers learned just before they surrendered that .their bomb had killed a policeman. "They said one of the reasons they surrendered was that they learned about the death," Ottavian said. deaths Ronald and Friends The Pied Piper of hamburgerland was in Garden City Saturday, and Ronald McDonald drew a substantial crowd. Ronald led a parade from Stevens Park downtown to—you guessed it- McDonalds on East Kansas Ave., where he entertained the troops with magic and humor. (See picture Page 1) Bennett Calls for Mental Patient Supervision Changes TOPEKA (AP) Gov. Robert F. Bennett said today changes in procedures for supervising Kansas' mental patients are mandatory regardless of federal regulations. The governor commented at a news conference in making public the first of three reports from the state Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services on last week's slaying in Parsons of a 5-year- The Markets Old Wheat New Wheat Milo Corn $2.63 down 6 $2.71 down 6 $4.00 unchg. $2.65 unchg. (Prices at 12:30 p.m. today at Garden City Co-op.) / p.m. stocks Allied Supplies 4'/, American Cyanamld 27 American Motors 4% American Brands 41% Anaconda 29 ATicT 80% Beech Aircraft 20M, Bethlehem Steel 41% Boeing 41W. Chrysler 20% Cities Service 53% Colorado Interstate 10 Dillons 33 Vt, DuPopl 131% Eastman Kodak 93% El Paso NG 14% Ford 56 General Electric 55 Garden City Livestock Receipts: 345 cattle All steer calves sold mostly from $1 to $3 lower with their heifer mates mostly $2 to $4 lower. Better steer calves sold from $38 to $42. A few light weights sold up to $44. Medium steer and bull calves sold from $33 to $36 with medium heifer calves selling from $26 to $31. Feeder steers in odd lots sold mostly steady, from $33 to $35.50. Two loads of fleshy feeder steers sold at $35.75. Cow market was mostly steady to 50 cents higher. Most cows in the range from $19 to $24.50. Bulls selling from $28.50 to $31.25. Not enough hogs available for a market test. For next Friday's sale estimating 750 cattle and 75 hogs. General Motors 68% Halliburton 65W IBM 279% International Harvester 30% International Paper 70 National Distributor .• 24<V 4 Northern Natural 44% PanEPL 38V4 Penney JC 53 Phillips Petroleum 60^ Proctor Gamble : 94 Vk RCA 28 Santa Fe Industries 34% Sears 69 Sperry Rand 47% Standard Oil Indiana 54 Standard Oil New Jersey 54 Six Hurt in 3-Car Crash Six persons were treated for injuries at St. Catherine Hospital following a three-car accident Saturday evening on East Kansas. Treated and released were Norma Jean Clemence, 36, 1624 Center, and her three daughters Stephani, 15, Angela, 13, and Penny, 6; April Bitzer, 13,905 Howerton; and Cameron Finke, 7,1409 N. Main. Police said the mishap occured at 7:03 p.m. in the 1300 block E. Kansas, near Anderson. Officers said Rosalie Cruz, 15, 907 Inge, was headed east on Kansas and had stopped, waiting to make a left turn intq Alco. Norma Clemence, driving the second car, was stopped behind her, when a third car driven by Joel Finke, 29, 1409 N. Main, struck the Clemence vehicle from behind. That forced the Clemence car forward into the Cruz auto. All those Injured but Finke were riding in the Clemence car. Officers listed extensive damage to all three vehicles. old girl by a 19-year-old patient at the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center. Sherri L. Janssen died of injuries sustained when she was repeatedly thrown to the ground by the mental patient as she walked to her kindergarten class. The first report to Bennett by Dr. Robert C. Harder, secretary of SRS, dealt exclusively with the facts in the case. The governor said subsequent reports will deal with federal regulations regarding confinement of mental patients and their rights, and what steps the state might take to change its procedures to insure no such incident reoccurs. "There has got to be a change, whether it's defying federal regulations, or changes within the scope of those regulations," Bennett told reporters. "We've got to try to make sure such a tragedy never reoccurs." The governor said Harder's first reporth indicates the 19- year-old mental patient had not caused trouble while previously assigned to Osawatomie State Hospital, or since going to Parsons. Bennett also noted that the federal authorities presently "feel very strongly" that neither chemical nor physical restraints should be imposed in such cases, adding, "Based on Juco Player Still Critical Garden City Community College football player Rich Harbaugh remains critically ill in the intensive care unit at St. Catherine Hospital. Harbaugh, 19, a sophomore from Salina, became ill and was admitted to the hospital early last week. Since that time, he had been transferred to ICU. Diagnosis of his illness has not been released. The gridder is a starting offensive guard for the Broncbusters. the preliminary evidence, I am not about to say they are the prime cause." Harder's report said the mental patient, identified in the report as Johnny Massey, was admitted to Osawatomie State Hospital from Wyandotte County on March 14, 1975. He was diagnosed as "severely mentally retarded and that his personality organization was extremely primitive and infantile," Harder's report to the governor said. "The staff at Osawatomie State Hospital expressed serious concern relative to the allegation that Johnny Massey had fatally injured his 3-week- old niece. It was the opinion of the staff at Osawatomie that the the patient was unable to Buffalo TV Highlights Buffalo Highlights, the weekly broadcast of Garden City High School, begins again this Tuesday. Weekly programing is scheduled each Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. on Channel 8, Cable TV. Produced by the GCHS public relations class, the show each week will highlight news worthy events to keep the public up to date on ' happenings throughout Unified School District 457. This week will feature: — Football coach Wayne Stagaard discussing his team. — Byron Taylor, Buffalo Booster president, talking about the club. — Three cheerleaders telling about their plans for (he year. — Debate coach Jane Nusser highlighting debate expectations for the year. — Spanish teacher Concc Magana, who is the first guest in a series entitled "Meet Your Teachers." — Brian Bergmeier, sponsor, discussing plans for the Herd (the male pep club) with its president Andy Schiffelbein. — Representatives from Alia Brown, Abe Hubert and GCHS presenting School News. — Barb Yemer, manager of the high school cafeteria, Informing folks about the new scramble system. These interviews and more will be conducted by Tim Keller, James Ricketts, Terry Wallace, and Chuck Scheurerman. stand trial," Harder said. Harder said the youth was sent to the University of Kansas Medical Center on April 29, 1975, for "a complete neurological work-up," and it was confirmed the patient suffered from mental retardation, mild cardia pulmonic stenosis. "Recommendations included training, attention and discipline for activities of daily living, bowel and bladder training and eventually maybe a return of speech," Harder's report said. Turquoise Stolen Near Tribune TRIBUNE — The Greeley County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary Friday evening of a residence a mile and a half east of Tribune. A number of pieces of quality turquoise jewelry was taken, Sheriff 0. B. Rutherford said. An estimate of the loss was not available, but Rutherford said it likely would be "a couple of thousand" dollars' worth. There were no signs of forced entry, the sheriff said, and thieves apparently knew what they wanted and where to find it. "They didn't take any cheap stuff — only expensive pieces — and they put everything back where they found it," the sheriff said. The jewelry was owned by Mrs. Paul Myers. Also under investigation is an ''almost identical" ;. burglary, that ; occurr.ed. the ' jjjame evening ^at, jp.wner, ' 'Colo., some 18 miles west of Tribune. Rutherford said only quality pieces of turquoise jewelry were taken there. Finney Judgers Win First Place Finney County 4-H livestock judging team took first place Saturday in the Southwest Area 4-H Livestock Judging Contest at Hugoton. The team, as well as other top teams from the area, will compete next Monday in the state fair at the State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest. Making up the group which copped the area honors are Wayne Goss (second place individual), Pat Venjohn (fourth place individual), Mark Lobmeyer and Mark Schweer. Other placings were second — Grant County (including first place individual R. Hammer), third — Stevens County No. 1, fourth — Haskell County and fifth — Stevens County No. 2. Bessie M. Drones Mrs. Willie Drones Mrs. Bessie Mae Drones, 42, 208 W. Thompson, died Saturday evening at St. Catherine Hospital. Born May 9, 1934, in Burleson County, Tex., she married Willie Drones, Feb. 21, 1962, in Slaton, Tex. Mrs. Drones came to Garden City Sept. 21, 1967 from Slaton, Tex. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include the widower, of the home; three sons, Donnie Ray and Larry, both of Garden City, and Willie Duane, of the home; a daughter, Michell Lynn, of the home; six brothers, Edd demons, Dime Box, Tex., and Tyler, Taylor, Edsel, Henry and Floyd demons, all of Slaton, Tex.; and a sister, Mrs. Inez Rainwater, Slaton, Tex. Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ, Mr. Jerry Monroe officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery. Friends may call at the Garnand Funeral Home all day Monday. John H. Shirkey John Henry Shirkey, 77, 310 Hudson, died unexpectedly at his home Saturday evening. Born June 1, 1899, at Norborn, Mo., he married Bertha Mae Ratzlaff, Aug.,3, 1929, in Meade County. .Mr rt , Shirkey moved "to? Garden City in August, 1949. He later moved to Wichita, then returned to Garden City in 1967. A retired state highway commission employe, he was a member of the Brethern Church and a graduate of Kansas State University. Survivors include the widow; two sons, Donald. San Francisco, Calif., and Robin, Victoria, Tex.; a daughter, Mrs. Kay Brzezinksi, Kansas City; two brothers, Richard, Richmond, Va., and George, Chicago, 111.; three sisters, Mrs. Kathryn Crist, Madison, Mrs. Floy Jones, Emporia, and Mrs. Dorothy Flora, Richmond, Va.; and seven grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Phillips- White Funeral Home. Mrs. Barbara Knoll Funeral for former Finney County resident Mrs. Barbara Knoll, 76, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony's Church, St. Peter. Mrs. Knoll died Saturday at St. Frances Hospital, Wichita, following a three-month illness. Survivors include the widower, Gottfried, of the home; a son, Tim, 1214 Parkwood; seven daughters, Mrs. Barbara Solze, 2309 N. Main, Mrs. Bridget Brungardt and Mrs. Sylvia Sauer, both of St. Peter, Mrs. Valeria Comito, Broomfield, Colo., Mrs. Leona Miller, Edgewater, Colo., Mrs. Frances Earll, Butte, Mont., and Mrs. Dorothy Sauer, Wichita; four sisters, Mrs. Matilda Bender, Leoti, Mrs. Adolphine Wasinger, Denver, Colo., Mrs. Georgine Balmas, Waukegan, 111., and Sister Frances Theresa, Concordia; 41 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Eleanor Coen, preceded her in death. Spencer Funeral Home, Hill City, is in charge of arrangements. Kelsey 0. Brown SYRACUSE — Graveside service for Kelsey Oren Brown, 90, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Syracuse Cemetery, the Rev. Richard Grice officiating. Mr. Brown died Friday at Hamilton County Hospital after a short illness. Born Aug. 27,1886, in Casey, 111., he married Bessie Allison, Feb. 5, 1910, at Syracuse. He was a retired Conoco bulk agent and a lifelong resident of Syracuse. Mr. Brown was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Syracuse, Syracuse Masonic Lodge, Syracuse Royal Arch Masons, Wichita Consistory, and Order 'of Eastern Star, Syracuse. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Knightly, Santa Rosa, Calif., and Mrs. Kathryn Waddell, Los Altos, Calif.; five grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. Friends may call from 6 to 9 tonight at McFadden Mortuary. A memorial has been established at First National Bank and Valley State Bank, both of Syracuse. MrsTEvalyn Hanhagan LAKIN — Mrs. Evalyn M. Hannagan, 68, former Lakin resident, died Saturday at a Colorado Springs, Colo, nursing home. Born Feb. 22, 1908, at Kinross, Iowa, Mrs. Hannagan had been a resident of Manhattan before moving to Lakin in 1971. She moved to Colorado Springs in 1975 to make her home with her daughter. She was a member of the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Manhattan, and the VFW Auxiliary. Survivors include three sons, Charles, Lakin, Paul and Merlin (Pat), both Houston, Tex.; a daughter, Mrs. C. Jane Aldridge, Colorado Springs; and eight grand• children. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Manhattan, with burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Ogden. Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan. THE END IS HERE Wide-Sldi 1976 TRUCK CLOSEOUT WE'D BUY A BIGGER AD AND LIST THE PRICES-BUT WITH OUR BIG DISCOUNTS, WE CAN'T AFFORD IT! SEE US NOW THEY WON'T LAST LONG! THE TRUCK SPECIALISTS AT WESTERN MOTOR COMPANY, INC. WHERE OUR CUSTOMERS SEND THEIR FRIENDS YOUR BUICK-PONTUC-OPEL AND CMC TRUCK DEALER 5TH & FULTON 275-4291 GARDEN CITY, KS. fc^^ W^. .-.-»• \

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