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Attempted to Hijack Airliner to Rescue Cuban Relatives KEY'WEST, Fla. (UPI)—Cuban refugee Luis Medina Perez was so desperate to rescue his family from Cuba that he tried to hijack an airliner, according to the FBI. He wound up jailed on an air piracy charge that carries the death penalty. "I'm guilty," 21-year-old Perez said Tuesday after hearing GREENSBURG, INDIANA CALL 663-5583 Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat. TWO OF THE WACKIEST FILMS THEY EVER MADE! jj Enjoy the Sports Life— At Ease In Your RUGBY! Comfort and good looks truly but of the ordinary. For proof, ask the man who owns one. FBI agent Ralph Jensen recite the allegations against him at preliminary hearing before U.S. Commissioner William Albury. Albury ordered Perez held in lieu of $25,000 bond. He was to be transferred to Miami today in the custody of U.S. Marshals to await presentation of his case to a federal grand jury. Ken I. Carlile, pilot of National Airlines Electra flight 209 bound from Miami to Key West, told the FBI Perez used a realistic looking pellet gun and threatened to blow up the plane and all 32 people aboard if the pilot wouldn't change course for Havana. In a dramatic few minutes aloft, the Cuban was overpowered by the plane's crew. Pulls Gun Carlile said Perez, of Union City, N.J., told stewardess Gail Vanderhayden, 19, he wanted to talk with the pilot. When the stewardess said this was against regulations, Perez pulled out the gun, an air-operated target pistol tha, fires bb- like pellets and looks like a lu- ger. Carlile came from the cockpit to talk to Perez after the stew- Guerrillas (Continued from Page One) lars from Communist North Viet Nam last week when they began the attack on the Plei Me camp, 215 miles northeast of Saigon in the Central Highlands. A U. S. military spokesman said an estimated 464 Communists had been killed in the fighting thus far. The air cavalry troops dropped into the west perimeter of Plei Me from positions in nearby jungles, quickly moving out into the surrounding terrain from which the Communists had been shelling the .fortress since Oct. 19. Hit Gun Emplacement Earlier, a Communist mortar emplacement near the camp was blown up by a government tank crew which rolled up to the position and fired at point blank range. The heavy armor had been part of a massive U. S.-Vietnamese buildup at Plei Me. The 1st Cavalry had been supporting the outpost with artillery bombardment but moved into the camp perimeter when only light harassment fire was reported during the night. Rescue teams meanwhile made their way up the steep slopes of Monkey Mountain, west of the Da Nang airbase, and found the wreckage of two U.S. Marine Corps F4C Phantom jets which crashed Tuesday night, apparently killing the four crewmen aboard. The U.S. air power and that of the 1st Cavalry artillery apparently made the difference at Plei Me, 25 miles south of the major U. S. installation at Pleiku. The planes struck Communist positions with rockets, napalm and bombs, at times on the very fringe of the outpost itself. The Reds also lost heavily in suicide human wave assaults which were beaten back by heavy machinegun and small arms fire. Communist losses at Plei Me are estimated in the hundreds. Reylon whips up new 'Touch & Glow' creme souffle makeup the first sheer-matte makeup for todays fair and fragile face.. The sheerest fluff of color-in-creme, •pew Touch & Glow* creme souffle makeup veils your skin with a delicate translucence-yet covers completely. 7 exquisite shades. 2.00 plus tax. WEST SIDE SQUARE ardess called him on the plane's intercom—but he briefed co-pilot D. S. McDaniel and engineer John Wiedemann, 38, oh what to do. The pilot said Perez "was dedicated in his intentions of going to Cuba. He said this was the only way he had tc get his relatives out and that he was going to get an interview with Fidel Castro. Carlile went back to the cockpit at Perez' insistence, with the Cuban behind him still holding the gun. Inside, Wiedemann was hiding behind the door wielding a fire ax. Carlile said as soon as Perez sat down in a seat just behind the pilot's chair, he and the engineer used the ax as a bar across Perez' chest to press him in the seat while Carlile held his gun hand down. Then Perez gave up. Charge Cuba Is Forcing Boats to Sail KEY WEST, Fla. (UPI) - Cu•ban refugees arriving here today said that Communist militiamen are forcing small boats full of freedom-seekers to leave the Communist island despite high seas in the Florida Straits. The 95-foot cutter Cape Trinity steamed into port at 7:45 a. m. escorting three little "freedom ferries" and carrying refugees from three others which sank in rough seas. "I told them tne boat just wasn't ready to levae Camarioca," said Rafael Garcia, skipper of the Gizmo. "But they said it had 'the green light — go'." The Cape Trinity pulled 18 refugees and crewmen from the Gizmo and it sank a short time later. Human cargo was also taken from the other two small boats before they went down. Today's arrivals brought to nearly 1,700 the number of Cubans who have gained freedom since the small boat exodus began Oct. 7. Air Crash (Continued from Page One) and orange flame trailing along the runway. "The stream of fire spread out about a quarter of a mile behind the aircraft after its first impact. There was another explosion three quarters of a mile along and then a series of fires all over the place. "Then there was one final explosion and the plane went up like a mushroom." Kenneth Pressey, a 39-year- old airport driver, watched the plane disintegrate. "The airliner split in two with the halves going in opposite directions," Pressey said. "The people on it didn't stand a chance." Rescue workers found 16 bodies, including that of a child, scattered along the runway. Investigators for the British Aviation Mministry ruled out suggestions that the plane hit an object on the runway. "There was no indication of anything in the path of the aircraft on the runway,'' a ministry spokesman said. "Our investigation team has not mentioned anything of the kind." VATICAN CITY (UPI)—More than 500 bishops voted today for further modifications in the Ecumenical Council's controversial declaration on religious liberty. Conservatives and liberals alike strove to flood the Secretariat for Christian Unity with demands to either tone down or strengthen the declaration which states that men may not be coerced by civil authority in religious matters. The votes were oh the key first part of the liberty declaration, which already has been modified to stress the unique position of the Catholic Church as the "true church." Council fathers were allowed to attach "reservations" to their approval of the basic substance of the text. By overwhelming votes of 1,539 to 65 and 1,715 to 68 the bishops gave their sanction to the new version. The votes are not final. Many handed in qualified votes demanding revisions before the declaration returns to the council next month for a final vote. On the first ballot, 543 bishops, split between liberals and conservatives', registered qualifications in addition to the straight "yes" and "no" votes. Buy The Best, A Bulova! DATE KING "B" In gleaming stainless steel. 17 jewels, shock-resistant, waterproof*, and with calendar window. $45.00 Come in and choose your Bulova now for the gift you plan to give. USE OUR LAYAWAY PLAN! Hunting ton Jewelry NORTH SIDE SQUARE Religious Liberty Modified American SAIGON (UPI), — A south Vietnamese court sentenced U.S. aid mission official Robert Kimball to five years in prison ;oday after he admitted the fatal shooting of his boss and an attractive Vietnamese woman. 'Chief Justice Nguyen Van Quy handed down the sentence after the panel of three judges had deliberated for about 30 minutes oh the evidence presented during the trial which opened this morning. The court acquitted him in the slaying of the man but met- d out the five-year sentence for the slaying of the woman. Kimball told the court he shot them while "out of my mind" with jealousy last July 23. He said he tried to kill himself too but found he had used all his bullets on- his Victims. Kimball, separated from his wife and son who live in Salt ,ake City, Utah, went on trial Archers Bagged 23 Deer INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Tuesday said a preliminary check revealed about 1,600 bow and arrow hunters last Saturday bagged 23 deer on hunting excursions around the state. The department said the figures applied to seven fish and game areas in Indiana on the opening day of the archery season. Officials said the check did not include state and national forests and parks and private lands where thousands of additional hunters were believed to have gone out after game. Nine deer were taken from the Winamac area by 432 hunters, the department said, while 220 archers got 2 deer at LaSalle area. The department said 300 archers got 2 deer at Kingsbury area, 344 archers got 4 deer at Jasper-Pulaski area, and 300 archers got 6 deer at Camp Atterbury area. Thirty-one hunters were at the Willow Slough area and 4 in Tri-County area near Lake Wawasee, although no deer were bagged there, officials said. The deer harvest a year ago during the archery season was 350. Grid Scores INDIANA FOOTBALL By United Press International HIGH SCHOOL Connersville 13 Centerville 6 Huntingburg 34 Corydon 0 Bluffton 39 Berne 6 Hartford City 34 Portland 0 Geneva 18 Rbyerton 7 Center Grove 39 Brownsburg 6 Greensburg 26 Batesville 7 Oak Hill 40 North Miami 13 ' Seymour 27 North Vernon 7 22 IN COLORADO NEW YORK (UPI) —The highest temperature reported Tuesday to the U. S. Weather Bureau, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, was 100 degrees at Palm Springs, Calif. The lowest reported this morning was 22 at Craig, Colo. fireeniburg (Ind.) Daily News, Wednesday, Oct. 27,1965 PAGE 3 In Slaying of Viet Woman in Saigon's Palace of Justice on murder charges. H\ ewas the first American to be tried by a Vietnamese' court. U.S. authorities waived his diplomatic immunity. '' . . . The. victims were Jack Ryan, 44, a onetime FBI man who was chief of the Public Safety Division of the U.S. Operations Mission (USOM), and Mrs. Nguyen Thi Hai, 27, a secretary in the mission who was estranged from her Vietnamese air- force pilot husband. KimibaU, 37, dressed in a tropical-weight gray suit arid dark tie, said he was in love with the Vietnamese woman and became infuriated when he found her outside Ryan's bungalow shortly after taking her home from a date. "It happened instantaneously," he testified. "I do not know how many shots I fired. I lost control of myself. 'Aftee seeing what I had done, I put the pistol to my forehead and pulled the trigger, but the pistol was empty. I was out of mymind." , The government charged that Mrs. Hai and Kimfoai: had been lovers for two years. Kimball said he had been thinking of marrying her. Kimball was the first witness called by the three black-robed judges, who sat in a semi-circle on a raised platform. His testimony was the first public details concerning the crime. The court also ordered Kimball to pay damages amounting to $800 to the mother of the slain woman and another $1,600 to her estranged husband. . Public Prosecutor Huynh Due Buu had demanded life imprisonment and damages of more than $20,000 for the family, and husband of Mrs. Hai. Charges Fellow Prisoner Was Beaten Before Death INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)—Marion County's two top law enforcement officers conferred today on a former jail prisoner's charge that a fellow prisoner was beaten by a deputy sheriff several weeks before he died of pneumonia. 1 Sheriff Robert Fields said he had a morning conference with Prosecutor Noble Pearcy to dis- cuss a notarized statement by the ex-prisoner in the death of Elmer L. Reagan, 50, Indianapolis. Reagan died Aug. 7. He was injured July 14, and previous evidence indicated a mental patient in the same cell with Regan had inflicted the wounds. The mental patient was charged with murder. The Lighter Side— Suggests Pentagon Use Foreign Legion By DICK WEST WASHINGTON (UPI)—Pacifist-minded students have been protesting the fighting in Viet Nanvvand the Armed Forces have had to step up the draft to meet their commitments there. But at the same time a Hollywood press agent was able to recruit a sizable volunteer fighting force simply by placing classified ads in 27 newspapers. If -you reflect upon this m'at- ter for a moment, it may occur (to you, as it did to me, that perhaps the Pentagon has been using the wrong approach.' The aforementioned ad, which I spotted in one of the local papers, read as follows: Fight For Cash! "Soldiers of fortune, attention! Rise again, fight again— for American cash!—if selected. "Wanted, at once, former line m be r 1 s of the F r e nc h Foreign Legion to fight with Beau Geste at Fort Zinderneuf. Forget home, anxieties and tedium and hit the high road once more to adventure, romance and escape." Interested parties were given a box number to which to send their replies. It turned out, of course, that the ad was a gimmick — the handiwork of a press agent hired to publicize a remake of the old "Beau Geste" movie. Nevertheless, it may have been militarily significant. At last count, more than 360 men had answered the ad, many of wham were above draft age and most of whom had never actually been in the French Foreign Legion, but had only served vicariously. Locate Extras Those who responded did not know the ad was-being- used- to locate ex-legionnaires as extras for a motion pftture. They thought it was a real call to arms. Apparently, there is a large group of American males who are willing and even eager for combat, if it is made to appear glamorous and romantic. This prompts me to suggest •that what the Pentagon should do is organize an American Foreign Legion. Open its ranks to all comers, the way the French did, with no questions asked.- Make it a sanctuary of anonymity; a revival of what Kipling called "the legion of the lost a'nd cohorts of the damned." And, above all, make it a refuge for the lovelorn—something that a man can join to forget. Give a guy a chance to win a girl by threatening to join the foreign legion if she doesn't marry him. As things now stand, the •threat of military enlistment is an empty gesture and not romantic at all. She knows that chances are he'll be drafted anyhow. ALL GOOD THINGS ARE CHEAP Twenty years ago most prescriptions cost less than they do now. But, they did less. We had none of the costlier antibiotics, new hormones,'and other "miracle" drugs which can be depended upon to produce a positive benefit and very often a certain cure. Present prescriptions are "cheap" indeed, for they usually limit sickness-time to days instead of weeks and save more lives. Some cost more, but you benefit more. YOUR DOCTOR CAN PHONE US when you need a medicine. Pick up your prescription if shopping nearby, or we will deliver promptly without extra charge. A great many people entrust us with their prescriptions. May we compound yours? Wright Drugs i ZENITH HEARING AIDS "19*5 PHONE 663^541 • ? • - ''M The charge involving a sheriff's deputy came to light in a copyrighted story in the Indianapolis Star today, based on a long investigation by, police reporter Rick Johnson. Fields said his office was •'furnished a copy of the statement" 'made by the former prisoner. "We made an immediate investigation," Fields said. "I have requested that I go before the grand jury today to present our evidence. I want to lay the whole thing before them." Asked if his investigation produced the same story as the one told by the ex-prisoner, Fields replied, "Well, not quite." Milford Mrs. Ora Pumphrey and son, Omer,- spent- the —weekend- with Emmett Pumphrey. . Mr. ancL Mrs. Culiver Martin and children of Columbus were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs Bessie Buchanan. Mr. and Mrs Emmett Bullard of Greensbur| were afternoon visitors. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Birch oi Hope visited Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hime last Sunday afternoon. Norman Wayne House returned to Houston, Tex., Tuesday after several days visit here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert House. ,Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hinkle of Shelby County visited Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hime Thursday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Fortner entertained at dinner Sunday Rev. Leonard Cucy. and daughter. Mesdames Eula Norris and Mildred Hime were in Columbus Monday morning. CORK TREES LISBON — Cork trees grow to about 30 feet in height and their trunks after reach a diameter of three or more feet. Social Security Answers Q. I make $7,000 a year and paid a social security tax of $174 last year. What am I paying now? A. The same as last year, $174; however, in 1966 your tax will be increased to $277.20, of which $23.10 is for the new hospital insurance protection. Q. I am a minister. In figuring my self-employment income, what do I include as 1 gross income? A. Your salary and fees; the rental value of the parsonage or rental allowance—also the cost of utilities if these are provided; your travel and automobile allowance. Q. Is the $3 payment for medical insurance for the whole family or $3 for each person? A. It costs $3 for each person. A husband and wife' will each pay $3. Q. When I sign my enrollment card for medical insurance, do I have to have my signature witnessed? A. If you sign with a mark."x," you must have it witnessed by two people. If you are able to write your own signature, no witnesses are necessary. Q. I will be 65 next-February. I receive no social security benefits. During what period must I enroll for Medicare? A. Anytime beginning Nov. 1, 1965 through May 1986. 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