Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on November 25, 1971 · Page 1
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Ukiah Dailii Jou nni- Year, No. 159 Phon.e 462-1421 Uklah,AAendoclno County, California Thursday, Nov. 25. 1971 38 Pages—4 Sectlonsr-lO Cenft It's How You Put It Together Many special events over holiday weekend By FAE WOODWARD Residents of Mendocino will truly have opportunities galore to entertain their Thanksgiving weekend guests this year. Several events of interest to adults and children as well will take place during the weekend. On Saturday in Ukiah will be the community's first Art Pageant in which 34 artists from Mendocino and Lake Counties will participate. The Grange Hall on S. State has been chosen as site of the event by artists and the Ukiah Chamber of Commerce. On Mendocino's coastline there will be at least two events of public interest; The Thanksgiving People Fair to be held at Caspar Saturday and Sunday and the Mendocino Art Center Thanksgiving Fair and Doll Show to be held Friday and Saturday. Also of interest in Mendocino over the weekend will be a puppet show by Carl Shrager and a children's movie. If local residents wish to take visitors to the coast .during their weekend visit the activities in Mendocino and Caspar will prove entertaining. Music, crafts — the craftsman at work — and food are on the agenda of the People Fair. Dolls from many eras and many countries, 150 in all, will be on display at the Doll Show in Mendocino. Doll houses and other antique children's toys also will be on display. Saturday could prove a very busy day if one were planning to take in the Art Pageant and the coast activities. Perhaps a morning visit to the Art Pageant, lunch at the fair in Caspar and a visit to Mendocino in the afternoon would provide a very fulfilling day. Even families who are not expecting weekend guests might make an enjoyable family outing Saturday with visits to the local Art Pageant and to the two coastal fairs which are only a few minutes apart on the freeway. Playing up the tradition of the coast and coastal peoples the Caspar event will be held in the Old Caspar Schoolhouse on Highway 1. Just a few miles south will be the Mendocino Thanksgiving Fair, dedicated to the young and voung at heart. A preview of Yule In today's Journal Who would believe that such a simple thing as a seed, seed pod, sticker, or a weed could be turned into something you would want (o put on your mantel or in your picture window at Christmas time? Pictured in the special section today are members of the Ukiah Garden Club Christmas workshop turning myriads of just such natural materials into Christmas decorations of unbelievable beauty. These works of art will be on sale Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. LOOK FOR MONTGOMERY WARD'S SPECIAL SECTION IN TODAY'S JOURNAL \ at the club's Annual Christmas Tea to be held at the Garden House, 1203 W. Clay ^Ireet. There is just the right decor^ion for each home among the many desighed by the clubmembers. There are gar»»nds, wreaths, small trees of dried materials, wall plaques, wall hangings, table arrangements, centerpieces, angels and choir girls, all in the true Christmas motif. There are even a few toys that have not already been sold to visitors who have come to the workshop. Almost 100 items have been sold already, according to Mrs. W.H.A. Smith, chairman. In addition to the holiday decorations and gifts the Garden Club also will have homemade holiday foods on sale during the tea. ' Tea and cookies will be served free of cliarge, but clubmembers hope guests will arrive with their pockets jingling. Those who don't may wish they had, because they are bound to find something they will want to buy, Mrs. Smith ventures. One of the more popular items, small trees, decorated trees, and green trees have been reserved to the last of the workshop period so that there will be sufficient for sale at the lea. Too often these items are all sold before the tea date arrives. Air search for plane continues Civil Air Patrol and private aircraft, based at the Ukiah airport, resumed their search this morning for a Cessna 173 which is believed to be down somewhere in the area west or northwest of Willits. Aboard the plane when it took off at 8:30 Tuesday night from the Willits airport were William Pulliam Sr., 39; his wife, Jeannie, and their two sons, William Jr., 17, and Dennis, U. The Pulliams were en route to Bakere- field for Thanksgiving dinner with relatives. Jim Vokam, the airport manager, observed the take-off which was to the south but was able to ascertain, even though he lost sight of the plane, that the Cessna had turned west, directly toward the ocean. He immediately notified Ukiah Flight Service which had received a telephone call from Pulliam earlier that the pilot intended to fly directly to Bakersfield. Pulliam, howejver, did not open his flight plan after becohiing airborne. Pulliam; for the past two years, has been in charge of road construction in Brook- trails where he and his family made their home. Their permanent home is near Sacramento. The pilot had been granted his license approximately six months ago. Taking part in yesterday's search were two CAP planes and a single aircraft from the Sheriff's Air Patrol plus ground parties from Travis Air Force Base and the sheriff's department. Richard Pingrey, the mission coordinator, said this morning that Wednesday's air search had been limited to 15 per cent of the planned search area due to poor visibility. The grid type search was conducted at an altitude of 500 feet with a Hamilton Field C-130 flying cover. The area being searched lies between Willits and the ocean. Pingrey said that the ground searchers are following a technique used in such searches by interrogating residents of the area Ss to whether they had heard a low- flying aircraft at the specified time. If the searchers are able to gain enough information, it is possible for the coordinator to pinpoint the location of the downed aircraft through a sort of rough itriangulation. Sheriff Reno Bartolomie reported today that 13 jeeps manned by members of the Four-Wheel Patrol will search the area west of Willits. There were several unconfirmed reports received yesterday that the plan,e had been flying with reduced power immediately after the take-off. Grisly holiday carnage begins Bv United Press Internaiioiial Americans crowded into planes, trains and family cars today and headed off for all corners of the nation to share Thanksgiving with friends and relatives. Throngs of travelers crowded airport terminals in the nation's big cities. AMTRAK, the national rail passenger system, added 330 additional cars to its network to handle holiday traffic and police ^Beefed up their patrols on the nation's highways. A count by United Press International at 11 am EST showed 53 persons had died in traffic accidents since the start of the holiday period. A breakdown of accidental deallis: Traffic 53 Fires 8 Planes 0 Other 0 Total 61 Indiana had 10 and Pennsylvania six traffic deaths. Weather Northwestern California: Cloudy through Friday with showers north of Cape Mendocino today and rain north of Ukiah ' by tonight with dri//.le and light rain elsewhere, little temperature change; high today and low tonight Ukiah «) 48 Temperature Nov., 1»71 Dale Hi l.o 24 ()0 38 Noun 'rtMliiv 5t) Itahifall same Nov., li»70 Date Hi Lo 24 59 54 Low To«h>y 34 Last Year same 'Mosf bizarre' skylacklng pays off Man leaps from plane with $200,000 ransom By RUSSELL NIELSEN RENO, Nev. [vfD—A man collected $200,000 ransom and escaped by parachute from an airliner Wednesday night in the most bizarre of all the airliner hijackings. F'BI and law enforcement agents were searching for a middle-aged, swarthy man who gave the name of D. B. Cooper, when he boarded the jetliner at Portland, Ore. He was believed to have parachuted from the rear door of a Northwest Airlines 727 jetliner somewhere between Seattle and Reno. The ransom, turned over to the middle- aged hijacker when he released 35 passengers in Seattle, was the largest ever paid in a U. S. plane hijack. His parachute escape over the western wilderness was a nearly unbelievable feat that baffled authorities. Officials were checking a report that Cooper was an experienced "smoke jumper" parachute fire fighter. The "very relaxed" hijacker flashed what appeared to be a bomb on a flight from Portland, Ore., to Seattle late Wednesday. He let the passengers off at Seattle after being handed a bag containing $200,000 and four parachutes. But when it arrived at 11 p.m. (PST), with its back door open, the hijacker was not aboard. Police Lt. Charles Williams said officers had received a report that the hijacker was observed "sitting on the back steps" as the plane rolled along the runway. SALT talks- then turkey VIENNA (UPI) —Russia and America met for two hours of "intensive" discussion at the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) today. Shortly after the meeting, the U.S. delegation got together for a Thanksgiving Day turkey dinner given by Chief Delegate Gerard C. Smith. The Russians were not invited. Conference sources refused details on the substance of the meeting—the fourth of SALT 'S sixth round here. But they said both sides were "hard at work and going along ... they are meeting in good long stretches." Today's talks were as "intensive" as ever, they said. The next meeting was set for Tuesday at the Soviet Embassy. Today/s meeting was held at the Americ.an ISjjrb^ssy. Diplomatic sourceS^said both Sides are still making basic restatements of their positions, with little progress since the sixth round began two weeks ago. The sources said the two superpowers are divided by the same issues that stood in their way when the round began here Nov. 15. They said there is broad agreement on main points, such as the need for limitations on anti-ballistic missies (ABM), but disagreement on details, such as the exact number and their siting. $200,980 suit filed locally Attorney Leo Cook, Ukiah, has filed a $200,980 complaint for wrongful death suit in Superior Court Tuesday, in behalf of Marjorie Cole against Elenore Marie Agenbroad. Mrs. Cole's daughter, Nikki Louise Cole, 22, was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Mrs. Agenbroad on Oct. 27, on Highway 101, south of Laytonville, when the car became involved in an accident which resulted in the death of Miss Cole. The suit charges Mi's. Agenbroad with willfully operating the vehicle under adverse driving conditions, with worn- sn\oo(h tires on the rear of the vehicle. It also charges her with negligence and carelessly operating the vehicle at 65 mph under the rainy conditions. The suit is asking for general damages in the sum of $200,000 and for funeral and burial costs of $980, plus court costs. The pilot, Capt. W. "Bill" Scott, said the hijacker had locked a door betwecjn the cabin and the back compartment and he did not know whether the hijacker had parachuted during the trip. Pilots of two Air Force planes shadowing the hijacked craft reported they had seen no one jump. The $200,000 ransom was beUeved to be the largest ever paid to a plane hijacker in the United States. One parachute of the four loaded on at Seattle was missing. The other three were still aboard at Reno. Scott and three other hostage crewmen, including one stewardess, were all safe. Police with dogs fanned out across the runway in a search for the hijacker. The crew, which also included flight officers W. "Bob" Rataczak and H. E. Anderson and Stewardess Tina Mucklow, helped search the plane for the hijacker or the ransom money. Stewaraesses Alice Hancock and Florence Schaffner left the plane at Seattle. Coaxt Guard stations along the Pacific Coast were on the alert and a spokesman said, "If he jumps, we'll go find him." . The hijacker asked the pilot just before takeoff from Seattle whether the plane could fly with its rear door open. The pilot told him no. The plane. Flight 305, originally took off from Washington, DC, and made stops at Minneapolis, Minn.; Great Falls, Mont.; Missoula, Mont.; Spokane, Wash., and Portland. Before landing at Seattle the plane circled for about twp hours while airport personnel cleared a section of the field and Northwest officials obtained the $200,000. The man told the pilot that everyone would be killed if his demands were not met. Passengers described him as "very , relaxed" before the hijack, which went off so smoothly that many aboard were not aware what had happened until the plane landed at Seattle. The pilot told the hijacker that the plane could not carry enough fuel for a non stop trip to Mexico. While the plane was parked at Seattle, an FAA official tried unsuccessfully to talk the man out of the hijacking. Obviously frustrated, officials said, the hijacker finally told the pilot, "Let's get this show on the road." In describing how the hijack started, FBI Agent in Charge J. E. Milnes of Seattle said: "He approached a stewardess and gave her a note and then told her to sit beside him. He then dictated that he had a bomb and wanted $200,000," The hijacker also told her that'he wanted "two chest and two back parachutes." Milnes said the stewardess told him she saw what appeared to be a bomb —"red cylinders with wiring." Assistant U.S. Attorney Larry Finegold, •one of the passengers, said he was not aware of the hijack until the plane landed at airport. He said the crew only said "there were some minor difficulties." Bo/ spills fhe beans on lilxon China trip SAN CLEMENTE (UPD— Henry Kissinger looked dismayed. Ronald Ziegler rolled his eyes and shook his head in astonishment. The reporters soaked it all in , wondering just how much the kid really knew. The 10-year-old boy with the curly blond hair smiled innocently, just as if he hadn't — perhaps —blurted out a closely kept secret of state. According to this small and unorthodox source. President Nixon will make his historic trip to China in March. So says David Kissinger, age 10. But David is the son of Henry Kissinger, national security affairs adviser to the President, who has made two trips to Peking to set up the Nixon visit. Shocked White House officials, with no woodshed handy, sent David to the rear of the presidential plane instead. It happened aboard the plane as the Nixon party, accompanied by pool reporters, flew from Washington to the Western White House in Califori\ia Wednesday night. A newswoman asked Kissinger whether Nixon was ready to announce the date of the China trip, which he earlier had promised to do before Wednesday. Before his father could answer, David piped up: "H^'s going in March." Ziegler, the presidential press aide, "looked ready to faint," said the reporters. Kissinger appeared astounded, and chided his son, sending him scurrying to a rear compartment, with Ziegler hurrying after him. Moments later David reappeared and told reporters: "Mr. Ziegler told me to say 1 heard the President was going in March on the radio." a End of incident. Neither Kissinger, Ziegler, nor other White House sources— not even the chastened smallest one- would comment further. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION I '.K County Clerk Viola Richardson administers the oath to Ray Spencer, new civil service commissioner in Mendocino county. Spencer, who resides in Willits, was nominated to the commission by Harvev Sawyers, chairman of the board of supervisors and will fill the scat vacated by Fred Leonard. He is a graduate of the University of California school of forestry and is vice {^resident in charge of timberlapds for Willits Redwood Products. —Journal photo. Thanksgiving greetings to all 1

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