The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on September 22, 1968 · Page 14
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Hijack thrilled some, others glum, grumpy MIAMI, Fl». (AP) - Terry Donovan awoke from a nap as Eastern Atr Lines Flight 950 began Its landing approach and looked out the window for the glittering skyline of Miami, Instead, she saw Russian freighters in the harbor and MIG fighters In the sky. "I really didn't believe It," the pretty, 16-year-old Canyon, Tex., high school student said, "until I saw all the militiamen. Then It dawned on us that we were In Cuba." Terry and 44 other passengers of Eastern Air Lines Flight 950, whlchwas hi jacked into Cuba Friday by an excitable young Latin gunman, were flown to Miami Saturday after a night as guests of Communist Cuba. Flight 950 was bound from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Miami when it was diverted. They trooped off an EAL ( Electra sent to bring them back — some, like Terry, exulted by the experience, others glum and grumpy after anight in a "flea bag hotel." "We had a nice room, "said Terry, anxious to get home and tell her friends of her adventure, "but I guess the others were real buggy." John Ratliff, petty officer Booster's set meeting for new members A membership meeting of the Freeport Junior High School Band Boosters will be held Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Freeport Junior HighCafe- torlum. Purpose of the meeting will be to solicit new memberships. A spokesman for the organization said membership dues were the only source of funds for the Redskin Band. Dues are used to purchase drinks for the band during halftlme, finance a Christmas party and end-of-school party, and provide assistance to send students to band camp during the summer. - Membership duel are $1 per person each year. In addition to the membership drive, the Redskin band will perform and the new band director will be Introduced. first class going home to Texas to marry his sweetliwirt, Sandra Thompson, looked down as the plane approached the runway and said, "It sure didn't look llkp Miami," "When we taxied to a stop," he said, "the attendant told me, 'You know where you're at, don't you?"' "I said, 'Yes, I'm afraid so.'" Few of the passengers Interviewed even noticed the hijacker as he worked his way forward seat by seat from the tourist to the first class section, then entered the cockpit with a revolver in his hand. "I never knew what happened," said Shigo Yamada, district manager of Japan Airlines at Los Angeles. "I didn't see him until we had stopped and he catne out of the cockpit holding the pistol. "He was tall and lanky. He wore sports clothes but they . appeared to be an expensive make." Mrs, Marguerite Eacker of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., returning with her husband, Richard, said the overnight stay InCubawas "aboring situation." "They kept us sitting around the Havana airport for 15 hours, until around midnight," Eacker said. "Then they put us on a bus for a trip to Vera- dero which was supposed to take two hour's but took almost four. Then they stuck us in a fleabag hotel." Most of the passengers said they were treated well inwhat seemed to be a routine situation for their Cuban hosts. As the passengers trooped off the plane, all carried copies of theCubanCommunist newspaper, Granma. Some had purchased Cuban cigars and rum, unaware that It would be promptly confiscated as they entered customs. Cuban goods are banned in the United NEARLY BURIED In sanrl and grass, this parking motor seems to be retreating irom civilization. Mark Wayne, nine, of Savannah, Ga., struggles to Insert a coin. TAX FACTS Q — My boss is sending me to one of our branch plants to do n survey of employee attitudes. My expenses are going to be paid while I'm there but if I come home weekends, that will have to come- out of my own pocket. Win I be able to deduct the cost of my weekend trips home on my tax return? A — If your assignment is temporary you will be able to deduct the cost of returning home weekends. However, you may not deduct more for this weekend travel than you would have spent for room and board if you had stayed at your temporary assignment. Your travel cost in getting to the temporary assignment and returning home after it is over are also deductible to the extent these costs exceed the reimbursement from your employer. Clawed together TeXOCO NEW DELHI (AP)-A newspaper repor^ quoted the new chief minister of Haryana state, Bansl Lai, as saying that his administration would protect Brahmans (Hinduism's priestly caste) and cows. "I don't know whom it is an insult to, the Brahmans or the cows," commented former Defense Minister V. K. Krishna Memon. (Continued from Page 1) Texaco Building in Bellaire. Woodward is originally from Pennsylvania, and a graduate in petroleum engineering from tlie University of Pittsburgh. He was with the Seaboard Oil Company when It was purchased by Texaco, and before this month was district superintendent in El Campo for mainland operations in that vicinity. Senate urged to give nod to Forlas WASHINGTON (AP)-A majority of the Judiciary Com* m it tee urged the Senate today to confirm Abe Fortas as chief justice as "a symbol of leadership In the taw and of progress In our society." Deploring the threat of a filibuster against the nomination when It comes before the Senate next week, the comm 111 e e urged senators to ''shun support of such an Ignoble venture." The 11-member majority tried In a lengthy printed report to answer the charges leveled against Fortas by his opponents. It did not touch on the latest contention of Sen. Robert P. Griffin, R-Mlch., that the White House Is trying to fan anti-Semitism Into an Issue in Us efforts to win confirmation. , Citing the facts that Fortas was the only nominee for Chief Justice to be questioned by the committee and that he had testified for 12 hours, the report said the majority found Fortas to be "a man of extraordinary excellence and his nomination to be one of unusual and high distinction." Hood soldiers found guilty alter protest FT. HOOD, Tex. (AP) A court-martial found five Negro soldiers guilty Friday of refusing to obey an order growing out of a demonstration against possible anti-riot duty at the Democratic National Convention. The specific order was failure to report for reveille. The demonstration began on a Ft. Hood street about midnight and originally consisted of 60 soldiers. Officers persuaded some to leave the area. A sixth soldier, won acquittal. 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