Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on November 5, 1969 · Page 24
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 24

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KL PUBLIC' MAIL. 2 Latin jets hijacked to Havana United Press International Two Latin American commercial airliners with a total of 133 persons aboard were hijacked in flight at gunpoint yesterday and ordered to Cuba. The first hijack occurred over Central America when two gunmen held up a Nicaraguan Lanica jetliner with 32 persons aboard on a Miami- to-Mexico City flight. The second was a Brazilian Varig jetliner with 101 on aboard, seized over the Andes on a flight between Buenos Aires and Santiago, Chile. The flight had originated in Rio de Janeiro, The Nicaraguan aircraft, a British-built BAClll, landed at Havana in the afternoon, after an earlier landing on Grand Cayman Island in the Bahamas, 250 miles south of Cuba, where all but four of the seven crewmen and the two hijackers were disembarked. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said one of the hijackers narrowly escaped arrest at the tiny Caribbean island when he stepped off the plane to supervise the disembarcation. Police on Grand Cayman Seized the hijacker but released him when his companion, still aboard the plane, threatened to shoot the crew. Airport police in Santiago said six hijackers, including a woman, were involved in the seizure of the Brazilian jet. They based their report on information supplied by a couple allowed by the hijackers to disembark in Santiago because the woman was pregnant. The Brazilian aircraft was a Boeing 707. Its pilot planned to overfly Lima, Peru, to reach Havana on a normal flight pattern. Varig officials said the jet carried 12 crewmen and 87 passengers after the couple—identified as Argentines Mr. and Mrs. Mauricio Menichelli—disembarked. The two hijackings .raised to 53 the number this, year in the Western Hemisp]|er<|, and; to 23 the number of 'Latiri; American aircraft hijacked. Arraignment of Ahee set next Wednesday TUCSON (AP) - The Superior Court arraignment of former state Sen. Sol Ahee, a Tucson Democrat, has been continued until next Wednesday. Ahee is accused of grand theft. The charges involve a $24,000 loan Ahee allegedly took out on an insurance policy for a Tucson nightclub. He is free on $1,000 bond. Ge 0rge "Small wonder we all wind up as defense plant vice presidents after we retire . .. The Services never taught us any practical skills!" Italian lawyers fight Mariners extradition United Press International ROME — Italian defense lawyers will fight any move to extradite Raphael Minichiello to the United States and plan to ask for psychiatric examination of the AWOL Marine who hijacked a U.S. commercial jetliner at gunpoint, legal sources said yesterday. The request for the examination was expected to lay the basis for a defense claim that Minichiello was insane when he hijacked a Trans World Airlines Boeing 707 over California and forced the crew to fly him 6,700 miles to his native Italy. The 20 - year - old Vietnam war veteran from Seattle was captured by Italian police in the hills south of Rome last Saturday to end his 26-hour flight across two continents and an ocean. His - elderly father, Luigi, who lives in southern Italy, has named lawyers Mario Siniscalchi of Naples and Nicola Lombard! of Rome to defend his son. They are expected to see Minichiello, being held in Rome's Queen of Heavens Jail today for the first time. Neither could be reached yesterday but their strategy was outlined by closej legal; sources." ' ... : '. : ;x • •'••• The United States last Saturday asked that Minichiello be handed over on a warrant for his arrest. He could face a death penalty if convicted on charges of air piracy in the United States. Italian assistant prosecutor Massimo Carli, however, on Sunday and Monday filed eight charges that could bring Minichiello 30 years imprisonment here if convicted by Italian courts. Legal experts said the filing of formal charges removed the possibility of Minichiello being handed over to the United States on an arrest warrant. They said he could be returned only after formal extradition proceedings. Carli said Monday he was certain Minichiello would be tried first in Italy. A U.S. Embassy spokesman said yesterday no formal notification of this had been received thus far from the Italian government. •Even if he is tried and convicted here, Minichiello could be extradited to the United States after serving his prison term. He also faces a court • martial at Camp Pendleton, Calif., on a charge of breaking into a post exchange. TIMBER BILL ENDORSED WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Committee on Agriculture has approved 23-1 a bill aimed at more efficient development and management of national forest timber resources. HEAR TAKE A TIP FROM THE TOP HOMER MARTINEZ SPEAK! BILL MICHAEL SING! These men are internationally known Do Not Miss a Service at First Southern Baptist Church 1202 North Third Street 7:30 P.M. Each Evening Sat. Topic: When God Spoke Spanish (The Martinez Conversion Story) -1 See the most automatic automatic at your Kodak dealer's. "Whether you go around the world or around the block, you want a camera that's going to make the most of your pictures, with the least amount of fuss. This is it. The Kodak Instamatic 814 camera. It's the most automatic camera Kodak makes. Just drop in the film cartridge. The 814 adjusts to the speed of the film automatically; computes the exposure automatically; tells you when to use flash automatically; ad- Kodak Instamatic 814 camera. Less than $145. justs for flash exposure automatically as you focus. It even advances the film and flashcube automatically after each picture. You could hardly make a mistake even if you tried. Go to your Kodak dealer and see the Kodak Instamatic 814 camera with its precision rangefinder and superb 4-ele« ment f/2,8 Ektav lens. Also ask him about a complimentary copy of Kodak's booklet, "Planning Taking Your Travel Pictures." ' and Antihijack net tested United Press International WASHINGTON - Federal aviation officials said yesterday a new hijacker detection system used at certain airline passenger terminals has shown gratifyning results in its first three weeks. Although no "hard - core suspects" have been turned up by the screening system, officials said, its workability and effectiveness are becoming evident. The report came from Nathaniel H. Goodrich, general counsel of the Federal Aviation Administration and Dr.H. L. Reighhard, deputy FFA air surgeon and head of a task force on airline hijacking. In interviews and in testimony before a House commerce subcommittee, the two said three weeks of use at certain undisclosed loading points for Eastern Air Lines had strengthened their confidence the system works and will ultimately lend itself to wider use. As described by Reighard, the detection of potential hijackers is accomplished in two steps performed without the awareness of passengers. First, airline ticketing and boarding personnel compare the observable behavior of individual passengers with a "behavioral profile" psychologists have drawn up of the typical hijacker. Second, passengers are electronically surveyed by a device that detects metal masses the size of a weapon, but is unaffected by smaller objects such as belt buckles or watches. A passenger who flunks both tests is taken aside and searched by a U.S. marshal, Reighard said, but so far this has not happened in the Eastern screening — and there have been no hijackings. "In time, we're going to catch without question the person with the characteristics of the hijacker and who is carrying a weapon," Reighard said. Welfare suit based on court jurisdiction A lawsuit attacking state limits on the property that welfare applicants may own must be tried in Maricopa County if the Navajo Indian plaintiffs cannot show legal cause for their contention that they are entitled to trial in Coconino County. The State Welfare Department won this ruling yesterday from the Arizona Supreme Court, which gave the department and the Indians a total of 50 days to file further pleadings in their dispute over the department's contention that it can be sued only in the capital. The Indians, Mrs. Sally Tucson brings water to growing east area TUCSON (AP) - An additional 20 million gallons of water will be available next summer to a rapidly growing section of Tucson which has been seriously short of water, city officials said yesterday. The city water department called for bids yesterday on a new ground - storage reservoir to be built at the southeast corner of Kolb and Golf Links Road. Bids will be opened Dec. 3. Frank Brooks, city water director, said the fast growth on the far east side caused the area to run short on water. John Begay of Coconino County and Mrs. Roberta Blackgoat of Navajo County, are represented by Mrs. Sarah Barlow from Lawyers working for the Revitalization of the Navajo People, Inc., at Window Rock. Mrs. Barlow told the Supreme Court that the $1,200 limit on personal property owned by welfare recipients is unconstitutional because it applies to all families whether they have 2 members or 15. She said her Indian clients were denied welfare benefits because they owned a stocked grazing allotment and a pickup truck. 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