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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Thursday, January 25, 1913

Page. Two THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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WEARY OPTIMISM
Mixed emotions voiced

by cautious

POW

wivyes

By The Associated Press
The news was good, the wives
and families of American priso-
ners of war agreed after hearing
the President announce the Viet-
nam agreement Tuesday night.
But optimism was tempered with
caution.
"We will wait until we hear
Everett's voice on the tele-
phone," said D e i i a Alvarez,
whose brother, Navy Lt. Cmdr.
Everett Alvarez Jr. was shot
down in August 1964 to become
the first U. S. POW in Indochina.
"I never really thought we'd
hear this. It's like something
you dream about and never
think is really going to happen,"
said Charlotte Christian, whose
husband has been a POW for
more than six years.
Christian, sitting on the floor
of her den with her three young-
sters clustered around, cried
quietly when she heard Nixon's
announcement.
She wept again when the Presi-
dent said all POW's would be
home within 60 days.
Louise Mulligan, whose hus-
band has been a prisoner more
than seven years, said, "I guess
it's finally going to be over. I
hope it is .But too much has
happened. After seven years of

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suppressing your emotions, I
can't jump up and down."
The attractive, gray-eyed wo-
man, who heard the news with
four of her six sons, said, "Pres-
ident Nixon said 'peace with
honor.'
"I don't think it's peace with
honor. I'm sorry. I don't think
those poor people - the South
Vietnamese - are going to see
peace ... .
Both wives are concerned
about their friends whose hus-
bands are missing in action and
might not return. "For us, it's
the beginning; for them, it's the
end," said Christian.
Under the protocol of the
cease-fire agreement, the United
States, North Vietnam and other
parties are obligated to ex-
change complete lists of captur-
ed military personnel and civi-
lians on Saturday.
This should provide the first
hard information on just how
m a n y American servicemen
are held captive and where they
are.
The latest Pentagon list shows
587 captured and another 1,335
missing. A big question is how
many of these men listed as
missing are in POW camps in
North Vietnam, South Vietnam

or Laos and how many have not
been found.
Within 15 days after the cease-
fire, the signatories will agree on
choosing two or more national
Red Cross societies to "visit all
places where captured military
personnel and foreign civilians
are held."
The United States long has con-
tended that the North Vietna-
mese have violated Geneva Con-
ventions on treatment of priso-
ners of war by refusing to al-
low the International Red Cross
to inspect POW camps.
"I'm numb," said Mary Ann
Fuller, wife of Navy Capt. By-
ron Fuller, who was captured in
July, 1967. "After so many,
years of watching presidential
speeches and then crying after
they were over, I simply can't
make my mind accept what he's
told us all.
"I can't seem to cry," she
added in her Jacksonville, Fla.,
home. "My children did, but I
just can't."
"The first thing I'm going to
do is clean the kitchen. I'm five
years behind in my houseclean-
ing," she laughed. "Next, I'm
going to go get Byron's clothes
and hang them back in the
closet."

"Some of my favorite movie n'omp--ts of the year!
Sophisticated, Biting and Droll. -D nld Suti-e-and
again demon tfate he is one of our molt extra-
ordinary contemporary actors."

"At least I know who I was
when 1 qot up this mornng,
but I think I must have
changed several times since
then!"-Alice's Adventures in
Wonderland-Lewis Carroll
LATE SHOW-FRI. & SAT.
open 11:05-start 11 :15
not continuous with
"Travels..
ALL SEATS 2.00

-Willam Wolf, Cue Magazine
TRADE MARK
ALEX IN
WONDERLAND
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AP Photo
National tribute
The body of the late President Lyndon Johnson is taken yesterday to his second home, the halls of
Congress which he dominated for so many years in peace and var. After a military procession, John-
son's casket was placed in the Rotunda beneath the great dome of the Capitol.
$70,000 RAMSON PAID
Sambassador to Haiti set
free after gunpoint abduction

NAIONAL ONERAL'S
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FEATURE TIMES
Mon. - Fri.: 7:15 and 9:40
Sat., Sun.: 2, 3:50, 5:45, 7:45, 9:10

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SHOP TONIGHT AND FRIDAY UNTIL 9:00 P.M.

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (1) - Jean-Claude Duvalier and using
U. S. Ambassador Clinton Knox foreign ambassadors as interme-
was, released unharmed on yes- diaries, led to Knox's release, gov-
terday after being held at gun- ernment information secretary
point for nearly 20 hours in his Fritz Cineas reported.

lease of some important political
prisoners the people of the world
should know that those prisoners
have been under constant threat to
be eliminated in case of any dis-

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residence. The captors originally demand- order in the country.
Two gunmen and a girl freed the ed freedom for 31 prisoners, but "And disorder there will be. For
ambassador and consul General Haitian authorities insisted only our patience has come to an end.
Ward Christianson in exchange for 12 of those named were in prison The actual, archaic, farcical gov-
the release of 12 Haitian prisoners, and the gunmen finally agreed to ernment, led by Clinton Knox and
safe conduct to Mexico and a ran- accept that number. One partici- the State Department, must go. All
som of $70,000. ; pant in the negotiations, who de- Haitian exiles must feel free to
In Washington, the State De- clined use of his name, said the return home and help in the re-
partment disclosed that at one captors were nervous and at one building of our impoverished
point, the gunmen had demanded point seemed on the verge of country."
half . a million dollars in ransom shooting the ambassador.Ksd
from the United States and that "Between 7:30 and 8 p.m. Knox Knox was seized late Tuesday
the reply was "flatly negative from was in a desperate state," the in- afternoon while driving to his resi-
Secretary of State William Rog- formant said. The crisis apparently rce He as forced at gunpot
er. eased after French Ambassad to leave his car and a short time
"We are delighted" at the re- Bernard Dorin made the $74,400 later was driven into the resi-
lease of the envoy, said spokes- ransom offer, to be paid by the dence grounds in another car.
man Charles Bray. He said he did Haitian government.'Awacmntthreiner-
not know where the ransom came The captors were not identified A watchman at the residence re-
from but "I know it did not come but appeared to be linked with ported Knox was accompanied by
from the United States." exile groups that have been strug-I two men and a woman and gave
Soon after the 64-year-old am- gling against the Haitian govern- h g
bassador was freed, his captors ment for years. In New York, the.
and the freed prisoners-described Coalition of National Liberation
by. Haitian exiles, as political de- Brigades, a Haitian exile organiz- ,., s Vbr
tainees - left Port au Prince air- ation, said:
port in a special Air Haiti C47 "The Haitian government may
plane for the seven-hour trip to claim that we are Communist. We
Mexico. Iare simply revolutionaries seek- T P 6-
All-night negotiations, coordi- ing to liberate our oppressed peo-
nated by 21-year-old President ple. By seeking to obtain the re- HELL, UPSIDE DOWN

SALE

Active volcano threatens
fishing village in Iceland
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (Reuters) hours after Helgafell erupted at 2
-A gigantic new ,crater was A.M. and blasted a crack one-
blasted in the side of old Mount Eand-a-half miles long in the island.
Helgafell amid continuous explo- I The future of the refugees 'in
sions yesterday as a volcano burst Reykjavik looks bleak. 'Not only
into ever greater fury after, Tues- have they been forced from their
day's sudden eruption forced 5,000 homes, leaving behind their pos-
Icelanders into exile. sessions, but they are jobless, too.
The ground shook from the sub- The islands fishermen took nearly
terrainian blasts and the stench 17 per cent of Iceland's total catch
of sulphur filled the air. Huge in 1972 and Premier Olafur Jo-
columns of flame and pieces of hannesson, in a TV address de-
molten lava poured out with a scribed the catastrophe as the
column of smoke that reachedI worst in Iceland's history.
10,000 feet into the sky. -
Reporters watching the scene.
on. the island, off Iceland's south
coast where the volcano, dormant
for some 7,000 years, sprang to
life, described it as a frightening;t
yet majestic spectacle.
The new crater and a 1,000-foot
wide cone that opened up Tues-
day w h en Helgafell erupted,
meant new dangers for the now al-
most deserted fishing town of Ves-.
tamannaeyjar, a mile and a guar-}
ter away.
The cone is near outlying houses
in the eastern part of the town.-
Two4of them were hit and burned
down by pieces of red hot lava
early yesterday. At noon, a slow-$2.-0
ly-moving flow of lava had reach-e*rlF S
ed their walls. FRI.-SAT.-SUN.
But the greatest threat to the Buddah Re d's
town, a center of Iceland's fish-
ing industry, comes from the new STEVE
crater.
If it throws out lava, it would GOODMAN
roll down the slope directly to the
center of the town ,the only size-
able settlement in the group of 15
Westinan Islands.
Icelandersamounted their big-
gest rescue operation to bring out
some 5,000 islanders to Reykjavik,
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The Private L o Shrok olmes
(1970) with Genevieve Page (Belle de J our), Stanley Holloway, Robert Stephens,
Cohn Blakely, Irene Handl, Christopher Lee, Tamara Toumanova.
Directed by Billy Wilder (Some Like It Hot, The Apartment). Panavision, Technicolor. GP.

arind Wa ,82.00
_________ PAIKIN
NEW WORLD FILM CO-OP
PPFSEN TS
MONTERqEY PP
JIMI HENDRIX burns adshatters his gjitar, climnaxing "Wild Thing,"
front "Monterey Pop," fi1lix record1 of the 1907 Monterey International
Pop. Festiv al, wh i Judith Chirist cails "aesthietically and aurally stun.
fling,"
ALSO
Midwestern Premiere Tour
OF
"RAGU
featuring-
Rava Shankar
"RAGA is an extraordinary film, a mystical, stun-
ning odyssey of a genius in another world. Director
Howard Worth shows us the great sitarist Ravi
Shankor, India, and the evolution of his music.
RAGA fills the eyes, ears and mind with new ideas
of beauty and life."
-N.Y. -Times
7.30 P.M., AUD. IV

4 1

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"Leisurely, affectionate and gloriously old-fashioned
addition to the Sherlock Holmes folklore. The famous
consulting detective meets his match in a seemingly
distraught widow (the superb Genevieve Page) who
carries a parasol wherever she goes. Canaries, the
fabled Loch Ness monster, and even Queen Victoria
become involved. This is Billy Wilder's most beautiful
movie, it is also a most decidedly amusing one ...
. . an affectionate and wonderfully old-fashioned
movie which purports to give 'some hitherto suppress-
ed'.facts about the man. Since Wilder has never been
known for making movies that were beautiful to look
at, it comes as something of a shock to discover such
a gorgeous-looking movie. 221B Baker Street never
had it so good and . . . the film is a constant treat.
"... director Wilder has seen to it that the detective's
near-defeat at the hands of a woman is aconsistently
entertaining one. The writing (bydWilder and I.A.L.
Diamond) is always amusing, and . . . the film is
both friendly and fun and finally, surprisingly mov-
ing. Genevieve Page . . . steals the film. The actress
is more betwitching than ever (Belle de Jour) and
she has an exit scene that is the best all year (just
as Sally Kellerman in M*A*S*H has the year's best
entrance) . . . Christopher Challis's color photography
is beautiful, and Alexander Trainer's production de-
sign deserves recognition at award time."

"Billy Wilder goes a bit mod in a satirical and intrigu-
ing story about how Sherlock almost upsets the British
Empire. Topnotch production, good show.
"Billy Wilder does a a measure of putting the audi-
ence on . . . The put-on revolves about whether Sher-
lock Holmes is or is not adaptable to men, not women,
and how in the name of Victoria, Our Queen, could he
have been so wrong about those German spies? Espe-
cially the pretty one who is all girl.
". . . it comes to be an entertaining show and a
change in pace for audiences which just might be
jaded with cinematic modern times.
"Robert Stephens is the detective consultant, the man
from Baker Street who fakes a story about his being
not all masculine to' duck out on an assignment from
a Russian ballerina. But is he really faking? Stephens
plays Sherlock in rather gay fashion under Wilder's
tongue-in-cheek direction.
"Colin Blakely (as Dr. John H. Watson) . . . is a
performer who plays it broad and bright. One fun
scene has him doing a backstage party dance bit with
the Russian ballet girls only to find that the boys of
the ballet, given to believe that he is just that way
with Sherlock, have elected to replace the girls in the
arm-in-arm frolic."

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