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Search Curtailed; S/ieri/f Soys Suspect Identified Hijacker, Money Disappear In Utah By GARRY J. MOES PROVO, Utah (AP) - A massive search was all but ended in this area Saturday for a young hijacker who parachuted from a United Air Lines 727 jetliner with $500,000 ran- §om. FBI agents left Provo shortly after a local sheriff reported a suspect had been identified but not apprehended. FBI agents said that a search by 200 persons around this lake country city of 75,000 had turned up no trace of the hijacker. The FBI refused to comment on the possibility of another search in another location. 14 We are. investigating, searching and following up leads/ 1 said Russell Calame, agent in charge of the Salt Lake FBL He refused to deny or confirm a report by Provo Police Chief Jesse Evans that a "possible suspect" had been identified, but not apprehended. "Fm not going to tell you where my men are located or anything about the leads," Calame said, "but we are looking in all logical areas." The last search plane flew back to its base in Salt Lake City shortly after noon and two carloads of FBI agents went back to their headquarters in Salt Lake City, leaving the Provo Airport virtually deserted. In Los Angeles, meanwhile, the pilot of the United Air Lines 727 which was commandeered during a cross-country flight Friday, said he believes the hijacker may be a pilot "I would say he had an ex- cellent knowledge of parachutes and airplanes, 11 said Capt Ger-| ry Hearn. "He probably was aj pilot" | Hearn told a news conference the man sent specific instructions to the cockpit and "the flight plan was similar to what we ourselves prepared.** The pilot also said the hijacker may have merely disgarded four parachutes furnished by the airline and escaped in a chute carried aboard in his luggage. Hearn said the airline's parachutes were equipped with electronic tracing devices. i Hearn, who never saw the hi-| jacker, agreed with local au| thorities that the man must have been familiar with the terrain around this community, 40 miles south of Salt Lake City. Teams of searchers went into action with the first word of the parachute escape. By midmorning Saturday, however, after Evans issued his report on a s u s p e c t , a house-to-house search was abandoned and roadblocks were lifted. Later in the day, helicopters, which had been hovering over the marshlands, were called off and only a few small groups of police officers remained. When Evans made his original report on a suspect, he said, "There is a lead in the case. It involves a suspect." gers list identified the hijackerjplane on a flight from Newark, only as T. Johnson. He was described as in his 20s, wearing a black wig and dark glasses. He carried a gun. "We can't find a parachute ... nothing," said Utah County Sheriff -Ralph Chappell, "and to Los Angeles, The 13- hour drama began over the Rockies when the hijacker diverted the jet to San Francisco. There, he allowed 85 passengers, a stewardess and four United officials to leave after and four He would give no further de-jwe've been searching miles out-(receiving $500,000 tails other than to sav no arrest side the citv." parachutes. had said been made. Evans also Rumors circulated searchers had found a'hijacker was picked that the up by a After the jet left San Fran- fateniational j^^ the piece of plastic. Again he woulajwamng helicopter, but the FBIi^^ ordered ^ ^ to 3y not elaborate, saymg only tnatiwouid not confirm or deny thej^ aircraft on a ^ ^^ it was not part of a parachute, report. The airline said its passen-l The hijacker took over the (See ''Hijacking" Page 2) Spring Storm By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS t ly Saturday when the tempera- West Virginia was caught Saturday in the icy, winter-like grip of a spring storm that brought temperatures in the 20s and snow flurries to a great portion of the state. The National Weather Service forecast predicted a gradual warming trend would begin but not until Monday. As the cold front moved across the state Friday night and Saturday it dumped rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow. By Saturday afternoon, however, skies were clearing over the state and the mercury had settled into the 20s and 30s. High temperatures were mostly in the 20s and 30s Saturday but were expected to rise into the upper 30s and lower 40s Sunday afternoon. A record low for any April 8 was recorded in Charleston ear- Buffalo Creek Sludge Pond May Be Grave CHARLESTON (AP) Gov. Arch A. Moore, Jr. has asked" Island Creek Coal Co. to begin clearing a sludge pond in the Buffalo Creek community of Stowe, where it is feared several victims of the Feb. 26 disaster may be found. Island Creek was scheduled to begin using heavy machinery Saturday to sift through the sludge pond. Over 20 persons are still reported missing from the massive flood, and nearby residents have complained of odors coming from the pond. The official death count from the flood stands at 118. The pond was in the direct path of the wall of water that cascaded down the narrow hollow and is still filled with parts of houses, cars and other debris. Second GM Plant Strikes CTNCINNATr (UPI) -- The United Auto Workers struck a General Motors assembly plant in suburban Norwood Saturday over what the union called a production line speedup. GM called the strike "totally irresponsible." UAW Local 674 president Richard Minton said nearly 4,000 employes were involved in the strike which closed the plant Minton contended the company furloughed hundreds of workers but still expected the remaining workers to keep up with the production line, which produces 55 cars an hour. police reported that two mudslides in Logan County had been cleared and highways which had been blocked were reopened. Authorities in Logan County reported that heavy rains there Friday night washed out three temporary earthen brid along Buffalo Creek; The communities were temporarily isolated but Army Corps of Engineers workers were rebuilding the bridges Saturday. They were to be restored by nightfall. High winds in Logan County pulled the roof off of one unoccupied mobile home, police said. Authorities said there were no injuries involved in the flooding along Buffalo .Creek and a spopkesman for Gov. Arch A. Moore Jr. said the situation in Logan County was not considered dangerous or critical. ture dropped to B degrees, snapping the 24 degree mark set in 1939. A record low temperature of 20 degrees for April 8 was recorded Saturday at the Raleigh County A i r p o r t . Weather station officials said this was the lowest April temperature since a 15 degree temperature recorded in April of 1954. BECKLEY POST-HERALD 5 Sections -COMBINED SUNDAY EDITION- 98 Pages VOL. 92-NO. 249 BECKL£Y, WEST VIRGINIA, (25801) SUNDAY MORXING, APRIL 9, 1972 SINGLE COPY 25c State Labor Federation Endorses Humphrey, Rockefeller, McGraw CHARLESTON (UPI) -West Virginia Labor - Federation of AFL-CIO Saturday endorsed Sen. Hubert H. Hum- idential primary election. Humphrey faces Alabama Gov. George Wallace in that race, and the Minnesota senator was cited for his "outstanding labor record." According to labor's Committee on Political Education (COPE), Wallace '[has proven time and time again he is no friend of the working man or woman." Humphrey's endorsement was chief among a long-list of supported candidates for the primary. The COPE list, how : ever, .was not complete. Candidates for the Board of Public Works offices--secretary of state, auditor, treasurer and agriculture commissioner -were not endorsed. In the hotly contested race for the new Fourth Congressional District seat, no endorse : ment was made among Democrats Ken Hechler, Homer Heck, James Kee and Hawey Wells or Republicans Hatfield Brubeck, Jack Lee and Joe Neal. Congressional endorsements made earlier included incumbent Democrats Robert Mollohan in 'the First District, Harley Staggers in the Second District and John M. Slack in the Third District Democratic Secretary of State John D. Rockefeller IV was given the nod in the race for governor over Democrat Lee Kenna of Charleston and Bob Myers of Huntington and incumbent Republican Arch A. Moore Jr. Democrat William Tempos of Weirton was the only incumbent endorsed in jstate Senate races. Included among incumbents not endorsed was Majority Leader William T. Brotherton, D-Kanawha. His Kanawha County col- legue, Democrat Mario Palumbo, also was not endorsed. Other incumbents not supported included J. Frank Deem t R- Pleasants, Brad Sayre, R-Jackson, C. H. McKown, D-Wayne, John ., Pat Fanning, D-Mc- Dowell, Tracy W. Hylton, D- Wyoming, R. E. Barnett, D- Mercer, 0. G. Hedrick, D Marion and. John I. Rogers, D- Mineral. These House of Delegates members were endorsed for Senate races: Orton A. Jones, R-Roane, Warren R. McGraw, D-Wyoming, Odell H. Huffman. D-Mercer, and Robert M. Steptoe, D-Berkeley. COPE postponed action on selection of a candidate for the 12th Senatorial , District and took no action on the 13th Senatorial District. House Speaker Lewis Me- Manus, D-Raleigh, and House DckTo X ·Konturn Pteiku · Tuy HOG NHiHoo* Mho Trang Do Lot* Cam Ranh$ VIETNAM Major U5. Bases in South'Vietnam Three Americans Die-iff-Enemy BULLETIN SAIGON (AP) -- A North Vietnamese surface-to-air missile damaged a ILS. B32 heavy bomber for the first time in the Indochina war Sunday, the U.S. Command announced- The giant bomber landed safely at Da Nang Air Base after it-was hit on a mission along the demilitarized zone,, the command said. . SAIGON (UPI)--Communist commandos killed three Americans and wounded 15 others Sunday in a hit-and-run satchel charge raid on the huge U. S. base at Cam Ranh Bay south of the Central Highlands, the U. S. command said. A command .spokesman said the commandos slipped through the barbed base and wire around the attacked, firing Bay.l-The Navy base there was closed down earlier this year. A U. S. Command spokesman said seven of the B52 raids Finance Chairman Billy B. Burke, D- Gilmer, were en * dorsed for reelection, but Majority Leader T. E. Myles, D- Fayette, and Minority Leader George H. Seibert Jr', R-Ohio, weren't. Seibert wasn't the only Ohio County delegate snubbed^. .The other three Republican incum-] bents were ignored-rGeorge F. Beneke, Fred A. Grewe and j Judith A. Herndon. . j Here are endorsements forj the May 9 West Virginia prim- Jack D. Hoffman, D. Fourth District--VMe Hamrick, D, and Sarah Lee Neal, D. Sarah Lee Neal, D. Fayette -- Betty Blizzard, D, Carroll Bumgamer, D, Larry Losch, D. Kanawha--David A. Barker, D, John L. Boettner, D, Leon T. Copeland, D, William C Gibbs, D, Phyllis Given, D, James Loop, D, Phillis J. Rutledge, D, F. Lyle Sattes, D, (See "COPE*' Page 2) No Television For Johnson After Attack CHARLOTTESVILLE, V a. (UPD--Former President Lyn- j don B. Johnson, resting comfor- itably after his second major heart attack in 17 years, was deprived of his favorite entertainment Saturday night: television. University of Virginia Hospital Director John Harlan said although there is a television set in the former president's fourth floor room in the coronary care section, it is not connected. But he can listen to a bedside radio. Johnson's "chest pains** were diagnosed officially Saturday as a full fledged heart attack, but doctors gave him an 80 per cent chance of recovery. Heart specialist Dr. John Willis Hurst, who treated the 63-year-old former following Ms first president attack in 1955, said tests showed Johnson's new seizure was a "myocardial infarction" in the front area of his heart "Myocardial" refers to the muscle in the heart wall. "Myocardial infarction" means (See "Johnson" Page 2) acLLU OWVfcU. VIJ- U10.1» i^»-_ .ivu~v ... T, -,, were against Communist troops ary by the Committee on Poli; I n ,JL TV, ^A Thn* Twin tical Education of the West Virin Quang Tri and Thua Thien (See "Vietnam" Page 2) Airport Can't Handle Night Flights Night flights at the Raleigh County Airport were grounded again Saturday due to lightning which struck near-the end of ginia Labor Federation AFLCIO: State Supreme Court: Russell C. .Dunbar, D, and James M. Sprouse, D. Seventh District -- Amos C. Wilson, D. Eighth District -Mack L. Johnson, D. Ninth District -- Warren R. McGraw, D. 10th District--Odell H. Huffman, D. llth District--Pat R. Hamilton, D. 12th District--action postponed. 17th District -- machine" guns and flinging j , . ,. . fTWL _?11~.~ I LUC the-airport runway at approximately 6. p.m. Friday cutting an IS inch hole in the turf and knocking out runway lights. Damage was also caused to Kenna Works On Rockefeller But Jay Has Words For Arch Alone By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS gubernatorial nomination in West Virginia heated up Saturday with hopefuls John D. Rockefeller IV and Lee M. Kenna pounding the campaign trail. In Wellsburg, Rockefeller charged that the administration of Republican Gov. Arch A. Moore Jr. is "trying to do with words what it's been unable to do in performance." Kenna, campaigning in Mont- gomery, told a rally he could win the coming primary race against Rockefeller and former Cabell County Commissioner Bob Myers if Democrats who have been alienated would join in supporting him. "It is being said that I can't win the primary because I don't have the money," Kenna said in remarks prepared for a speech at the rally. But, he added, "It is widely recognized that Rockefeller can't win in November because he has alienated the party. "But if those Democrats who have been alienated will come to my support on May 9, we can carry the full weight of a u n i f i e d Democratic Party against Arch Moore in November and we will win," Kenna said. Speaking at a "Know Your Candidates'* meeting in Wellsburg, Rockefeller said West Virginia's economy continues to (See "Campaign" Page 2) satchel charges. The guerrillas escaped before a counter attack could be mounted. Earlier, the South Vietnamese sent 12,000 fresh troops from the U Minh Forest south! c£ Saigon to help battered defenders at An Loc, a major stronghold 60 miles north of Saigon. U. S. B52 bombers also flew 14 missions in South Vietnam to try to turn back Communist troops. The attack at Cam Ranh Bay, once the largest single U. S. base in Vietnam, marked the first action in the area since the current Communist offensive started March 30. The Americans were the first other than advisers or members of air crews to be killed in the current offensive. Some Navy men were wounded previously and the Communists launched a mortar attack on a U. S. Army outpost northwest of Saigon Saturday, wounding four soldiers. About 10,000 American Army and Air Force personnel are still stationed at Cam Ranh runway navigational, surface teletype, and and telephone equipment w a s knocked out of commission. According to one airport official daytime flights landed at Weather Q: If a person acts as bondsman in civil or criminal cases does he or she have to report payment for such services as taxable income? . A: Compensation for services, including fees, commissions and.similar items should be reported on the Federal Income Tax Return. The amount received by a bondsman is a fee for services rendered and it should be reported, according to Robert L. Hollandsworth, directors representative with the Internal Revenue .Service in Beckley. Q: My son Is getting married in April; they are having a church wedding so I would like to know the duties of the groom's parents besides furnishing the groom? A: A local bridal consultant said the groom's parents should provide for a rehearsal dinner and where possible provide a place for out-of-town attendants on the groom's" side to stay. The consultant said in many cases the groom's parents should pay his part of the flower order which would include the bride's bouquet and travel corsage, corsages for me mothers' and grandmothers, and boutonnieres for all men participating in the wedding. Q: How do you obtain a health card in order to get work in a restaurant or as kitchen help? A: You must attend a food handler's school at the Raleigh County Health Center on Harper Road and have a TB test, food handler's school is held the second Fridav of each Mostly Sunny BECKLEY AND VICINITY Mostly sunny today with highs __ near 40, partly cloudy and nptj ^j^" 9 a .~"m.~aad~agam at'l p. "mVPersons must" attend _. 1 J 4. ..MiZ *v-Wdb. mm ..4-l» I f\TtTf* IV* ! "-^ * the school once a year in order to keep the card, a spokesman for me health center said. A temporary card is issued if ^S^ToTrowi "P"*? *£. ·?««;""* ^ e ^l n fU°l^f:! as cold tonight with lows-in the low 20s. I n c r e a s i n g cloudiness and warmer Monday cial daytime ingms lanaeo at ·" " chSatfonW zerottdW school is held. An applicant must have ^"^"pSf^.tat^SSSS^SMSto' *ev can be issued the temporary card +/%1 n *li/Yn /fr-/M-iTt-? iiTh-iXh *i\of\ J-W PCI CcELL LUUlHlIL dilu iVHJUuay . ,, «· telephone circuits which also cany teletype communication were still out and repair crews, which were still Saturday night, slowed down weather. working late had been bv inclement Head-On Crash Kills Nicholas Countian By United Press Stanley Spinks, International 20, of Canvas, Nicholas County, died early Saturday in a two-car, head- on crash along U.S. 60 near Rainelle. State Police said a passenger in .the Spinks car, Roger Dale Long, 22, of McCross, and the driver of the second car, Phyliss Young, 38, Rainelle, were injured in the crash. Both were listed in "good" condition. (Details on Page 2) they can be issued spokesman noted. a TB test before card, the health, center Man With Past fax Problems Seeks Seat In (/.S. Congress A man who resigned from the [against him and that therefore State Senate in 1957 because; he resigned in the first year of debts incurred from non-1 after he took office. payment of taxes is making Brubeck said he had not paid ~ another bid for time for a seat election, this the tax because he ~was in the U. 'unaware he owed it. Later he ,,,,-, | said, he settled with the IRS, Hatfield C. "Zip" Brubeck of [paying $34,000. Huntington, in Beckley for thej 3^^ also said he con- Friday Lincoln Day Dinner, j sidered ^ ^^ dosed and said he -went broke when the that no ne wspaper reporter had fl ~ p J fc-**V*,*, LAV J.4V * T vJ£/**4.p WJ- A W M v ^ LVX i**wlV4 Internal Revenue Service found ever questioned him about iL he was payment| Brubeck said he was subject of taxes over a 16-year period | to considerable harassmen t at for a^cabaret^he operated L that| the ^ howc7er and that he believes the IRS charges were HATFIELD C. BRUBECK the IRS attached his salary as a state senator in trying to obtain payment of a $96,000 claim (See "Brubeck" Page 2) ' " ^^JL. ' *vaJS 1 "'"». · *\" ^ \ " s ~ ^ ^ s'V 5 ' " * v\ s » v x \ v ^ \ -^ s vx " % ^ N ^ v \ " \ \ s s \ \ N An Interview With Randolph's November Opponent, Mrs. Louise Leonard By EVE BRECK Register Reporter v "It's time to rebuild the nation's rail system. . .Amtrak has given us even less service - * before. . .our airways cannot handle "our transportation problems," a State Senator now running for the U. S. Senate declared in Beckley Saturday. Sen. Louise Leonard of Har- jiers Ferry, weekend as than we had highways and in Beckley a guest at this the Republican Lincoln Day Dinner, said one of the reasons she wants to become the Senator I · from West Virginia is to work for better surface transportation, "long overdue in the United Sates." Mrs. Leonard is -firmly convinced of a need for a change in leadership to replace the office holders, "many of whom are campaigning for re-election now," who have hot been effective in solving problems duing the very difficult years of the times they have been in office! She pointed to "the campus disorders, burning of our cities and the growth of drug addiction'' in the 60s. . "I believe leadership must give us hope of a better future and my candidacy offers new leadership," Sen. Leonard said. Mrs. Leonard also spoke of economic growth, women's liberation, the ecology and the two-party system during a brief interview Saturday morning. improvement in the railway system -- and in the sea power of the United States -- will bring increased employment, she said, not only in the operation of the roads and ships, but in providing equipment and maintenance. *I have been privileged to travel in Europe and Japan," Mrs. Leonard said, where she described both facilities and planning as far ahead of the United States. "Our Merchant Marine has declined and this is another area where jobs can be created and facilities for the transport of American products improved." She also sees the merchant marine important to our status as a sea power, mine health and safety; better |enough to have prevented the exchange of information with collapse of the slag dam in other countries is essential," she said, referring again to a need for a change in leadership. Mrs. Leonard, whose husband is retired as a lieutenant colonel Logan County. At Aberfan in October 1966 tons of coal pit wastes loosened by heavy rains crushed a school filled with children and in the U. S. Marine Corps, said'destroyed miners' cottages. she was in London with him at the time of the Aberfan disaster in Wales, that her memory of the loss of life there More than 175, mostly children, lost their lives. Mrs. Leonard feels however, that industry should police itself resolution in the West Virginia Senate calling for an interim study of the effect on industry and employment of excessive pollution controls. "It is important to protect the environment," M r s . Leonard said, "but if regulations are so rigid they force plants to close or move- away from West Virginia, the result will be unemployment and out- is "so vivid in relating it, to: in the areas of health, safety j migration. It is my hope that ,, «·«*. TM««, noting" thatithe Buffalo Creek tradegy in'and consideration for thejindustxy will o p e r a t e Russia is moving ahead in this West Virginia only a few weeks!ecology and should operate as,responsibly and only when it 1 -' · ' officials!far as possible without federal fails should the federal govern- field. "Much needs to be done jago" in'here that she feels should have rather t h a n Mrs. Leonard's learned'intervention. She introduced a ment step in." \ Objectivity militancy is approach to women's liberation. The thick document she received when she requested a print out of the West Virginia Code relating to men and-women reveals 166 areas she said where changes should be made and she has introduced a resolution calling for i study of the Code in relation to equal rights for Men are also discriminated against, she noted in many areas, one of them when they I (See "Louise Leonard" Page 2)

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