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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Tuesday, March 15, 1977
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"^·V,«^i4 J ^·^ J *+--J ^fc^^X « tuesday March 15, 1977 Associated Press Trapped 10 days Nineteen-year-old Sorln Cralnlc was rescued from the ruins of a 10-story building In Bucharest, Romania, that collapsed In the March 4 earthquake. Cralnlc had spent 10 days trapped In the rubble without food or water. He Is shown here In a military hospital. It was reported yesterday that the death toll from the quake has climbed to 1,541 with 11,275 Injured. Aid is sent to Zaire capital The Carter administration has decided to ship communications equipment and medical supplies to Zaire as the central African country struggles to repel an invasion of mercenaries from Angola. A DC8 transport was to take off today from Dover Air Force base in Delaware for Kinshasha, the Zaire capital. No decision has been announced on supplying strictly military aid which Zaire has requested. 3M may drop 'its Vega line General Motors Corp, is considering dropping its subcompact Chevrolet Vega at the end of this model year as part of a major realignment of its small car line, a published report said today. The Detroit News said that GM would drop the Vega and perhaps its sister car. the Pontiac Astre, in 1978. Pregnancy pay advocated Three months after the Supreme Court ruled that employers do not have to provide benefits for pregnancy in sick leave plans, an attempt is being made in Congress to overturn the decision. Several members of Congress introduced legislation today to require sick pay coverage for pregnant workers. China tO bOOSt China has agreed to an increase in exchange exchange visits visits with t|ie united States in a move seen by some as a possible overture to the administration of President Carter. Among the Chinese groups coming this year will be a delegation from the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign A f f a i r s , the organization that has been host to official foreign visitors. Marshall refuses to tell panel secrets Secretary of Labor Ray Marshall, unable to obtain guarantees that his testimony would remain private, refused today to tell a House panel what's going on in the g o v e r n m e n t ' s probe of a scandal-ridden Teamsters pension fund. Marshall canceled his appearance before Marshall the group after discussing the matter with Chairman Sam Gibbons, D-Fla. Slight chance seen for rain The Coastal Bend can expect partly cloudy skies in the afternoons t h r o u g h t o m o r r o w with mostly cloudy skies in the late night and early morning hours. Temperatures wili be cooler late tonight and tomorrow. There is a slight chance of light rain or drizzle late tonight and early tomorrow. Lows tonight in the low 60s and the highs tomorrow near 80. Winds will be northeasterly late tonight or early tomorrow at 12-22 m.p.h. The chance of rain is 20 per cent tonight and tomorrow. (0] Fred William Schmidt Johnnie W. Crabtree Pedro Bazan Teotllo De Los Santos Sr. Cecil King Hester Sr. Macedonlo Herrera Mrs. Elsa C. Clark Mrs. Blanche N. Harbaugh Kenneth P. KreJtzinger Mrs. Armando Molina Sr. (Obituaries, Page 13A; funerals, Page 16B) today's tip "Godzilla vs. Megalon" -- a Japanese sci-fl movie -comes to television tonight at 8 on Channel 6. John Be- lushl, one of the Not Ready for Prime Time Players from "Saturday Night," Introduces the movie. corpus Christi A flretruck and a security car stood by at the Zurich airport today as the hijacked airliner waited there Hijacked plane in Zurich Associated Press ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) -- An armed Italian hijacker, who toasted his hostages with champagne but was described by one of them as "a dangerous man," arrived today in Zurich aboard a Spanish airliner he has taken on a five-country odyssey to gain possession of his two daughters. The Boeing 727, which arrived here from Turin, Italy, with 29 hostages including seven crewmen, remained on the ground for about 90 minutes, then took off in the direc- tion of France after four hostages were released. But the plane returned to the airport here about a half- hour later, apparently because it was running low on fuel. Police said one of the freed hostages was taken to a hospital but there was no word on his condition. With the release of the four, the hijacker was still holding 25 hostages, including the crew. The hijacker, 36-year-old Luciano Porcari, seized the Iberia Airlines jet on a domestic flight Monday. After a refueling stop in Algeria, he ordered it to the Ivory Coast capital of Abidjan, where he picked up his 3- year-old daughter by an Ivory Coast woman and $140,000 ransom paid by officials of the West African country. After a refueling stop in Sevilla, Spain, he ordered the plane to Turin, where he released seven of the 29 passengers and tried unsuccessfully to pick up his other daughter, a 5- year-old by his estranged Italian wife. Airline officials said he passed around 12 bottles of champagne and some of the ransom money among the passengers on the flight from the Ivory Coast. ,Swiss police said the plane radioed for food, fuel and an ambulance to be ready at Zurich. Police spokesman Claude Baumann said the Italian consul general in Zurich was talking to Porcari over a two-way radio when "suddenly, he said let's get going again." See HIJACKER, Page 14A Agency loses Unarmed, gun collector stayed in battle and won George Tuley--Chief Photographer Gun collector Gus Cargile Gus Cargile has won. Even through outweighed by the big bad federal government, outnumbered by a squad of federal agents, and even outgunned despite his own extensive gun collection, Gus Cargile has won. "They should never h a v e taken me on," a feisty Cargile said today. It was the gun collection that caused federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents to start snooping. And it was the gun collection that f i n a l l y brought a f l y i n g squad of officers and agents to his Southside home last November to confiscate 187 weapons, including pistols and rifles. Illegal, said the agents. Possibly even drug- related, said other officers. Perhaps even a gun-smuggling-for-dope, still other officers said. Almost three months after the r a i d , the federal g o v e r n m e n t had never even filed a charge against. Cargile, owner of a local metal fabrication company. So f i n a l l y Cargile filed suit to iet them back. Jimenez Yesterday, U.S. Magistrate Philip Schraub ordered the federal agency to give the guns back to Cargile. Schraub in a lengthy statement said that the agency had "callously disregarded" his constitutional rights. Today C a r g i l e , in n t h i s - i s - n o - s u r p r i s e m a n n e r , told a reporter: "You know the only t h i n g I rue about the search w a r r a n t ? My n a m e and my address!" Cargile, an e x - M a r i n e , is a colorful, ma- c h i n u g u n - b u r s t style talker with an engaging and hard-to-discngage m a n n e r . See GUNS, Page 14A Killer cuts short John Hill's new life By THOMAS THOMPSON Esctrpttd from th« both "ftleod ind M«n«y" Copyright IW by North Brunch Raid Corp. Published by Doubltdty * Com(uny, Inc. Thlrt article of a aeries John Hill had a new source of comfort in his life. Her name was Connie, and on the night the state of Texas f o r m a l l y accused him of murdering his first wife, she put her arms around him and vowed to stand by him -- whatever. Connie Loesby was beautiful, a pale, serene, composed woman who resembled a hand-painted cameo from another century. A man would use old-fashioned words like "genteel" and "ladylike" to describe her. She was the antithesis of both of the women who preceeded her in John Hill's life. Now that the trial was over and the second one in the distant future, if ever, John asked his lawyer if he could marry Connie. Racehorse considered the situation carefully. "Well, I'm not going to tell you that this won't be used against you in case of a second trial," he cautioned. "On the other hand, you're a lucky man. Go on. M a r r y the young lady. And blessings on you both." John Hill thus took his third wife in June, 1971, four months after his mistrial for the murder of his first. A f t e r the ceremony, before sixty-five friends and relatives, the couple embraced. John BLOOD MONEY brokenly whispered both his love and his happiness. Both of them wept. "Let's consider this our beginning," he said. And for a few fragile months it was t h a t -- a world gentle and f i l l e d with music. The trial of John Hill was reset for July, 1971, then postponed at the request of the defense, later passed again t h a t a u t u m n by the state, scheduled once more for the summer of 1972. When it was delayed still again and set for the following November, Ash Robinson was angry. The old man resumed bombarding the DA's office with telephone calls, demanding to know if another trial was ever going to be held. The response was always a f f i r m a t i v e , but in truth there was no enthusiasm to commence the dance once more. The case was passed about the DA's office like an old and unwanted relative, the kind children feel guilty over but would rather stash away in a rest home and forget. J o h n and Connie Hill built a quiet but contented l i f e together. She opened the Orpheus Music School where the disciplines of voice, piano and a few other instruments were taught. He d i s c o v e r e d t h a t h i s m e d i c a l p r a c t i c e h a d reached its n a d i r just before the murder trial, and now that the prospects of a second one were fading, his appointment book was no longer so pristine. In September, 1972, the Hills attended a national meeting of plastic surgeons in Las Vegas. On the f l i g h t back from Las Vegas to Houston, the plane was filled with members of Houston's p l a s t i c surgery c o m m u n i t y . The surgeons See JOHN HILL, Page 4A the times Vol.68, No. 177 30 Pages CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS Price -- 15 Cents Action Line 4A Advice on Life 4B Alphabet Ads 8B Bridge 5B Comics 11A Editorials 12A Entertainment 6B Sports 6A Swarm 9A Tempo 1B TV Scout 7B These local kids are speedy fast! Story and photos -- Page 1B

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