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June 07, 1973 - Image 11

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Thursday, June 7, 1973


Page Eleven

Former Tiger Priddy
charged with extortion

LOS ANGELES (A) - Former
major league baseball player Jer-
ry Priddy was charged yesterday
with extortion and accused of
demanding $250,000 in exchange
for the location of bombs al-
legedly placed on a luxury liner
with more than 850 persons
Two tiny packages were found
on the ship, the Island Princess,
as it sailed off Mexico, but were
thrown overboard without being
opened. "We'll never know what

they contained," a spokesman for
the line said.
The ship continued toward its
destination, Puerto Vallarta, Mex-
ico, and after a thorough search
the ship's captain said he was
satisfied no bombs were aboard.
Priddy played major league
baseball with the Tigers, the
Yankees, Washington and t h e
St. Louis Browns. Phil Rizzuto, a
former Yankee teammate, said
Wednesday: "He was a suc-
cess at almost everything he

Siegel-Schwall Band
Dr. Hook & The Medicine Co.
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$5 advanced $6 at the door (gen adm.)
TICKETS AT: McKenny Union
Ann Arbor Music Mart
Huckleberry Party Store
All Hudson's and Grinnells

A leg injury forced Priddy out
of the major leagues in 1953. He
was playing manager of the Seat-
tle Rainiers of the Pacific Coast
League, but was fired after one
season when the team finished
fifth among eight teams. He also
played briefly for Sacramento
Priddy later took up golfing and
turned pro in 1959. He gave that
up after three seasons and 76
tournaments. "I'd starve if I had
to live off what I've earned in
this business," he said.
Priddy, 53, was arrested after
he picked up a package at the
point specified by the extortion-
ist in telephone calls to the ship's
home office here, the FBI said.
The location was in suburban
Burbank near an advertising
firm which Priddy heads.
A spokesman for the ship com-
pany said the gackage con-
tained pieces of paper instead of
money because the amount de-
manded could not be raised
Wwe are makn qt ipossible or
U-M students, faculty, and staff
to buy tires, wheels, batteries at
dealer prices. These are first
suality, first line tires made by
moior tire manufacturers.

Be carefulwith fire.
Reiember: there are babes
inthe woods.
Atd those baby fawns, rabbits, Follow all the rules of safety and
squoirrels and trees aced a safe, happy caution-just like any other place where
home. They need a place where they can there are children at play.
gross op strong and heatithy.
Like babes everywhere.
So, please, be careful with fire when
you're in the forest.

AP Photo
Beating the heat
Jockey Ron Turcotte was up at the crack of dawn yesterday to
ride Triple Crown hopeful Secretariat in his final workout for
Saturday's Belmont Stakes. The heat beating workout will be
followed by a walk today, a gallop tomorrow and a walk the
morning of the race. Some life, huh!

good grief!
its marion brando in cndy
(6-7) Thursday and Friday (6-8)
7:45 & 10:00
Double feature ($2.00) Virgin Queen: Bette Davis
8:15 & 10:00
at: Modern Language BIdg./at Washington & Thayer

ertisne contributed for the public good.

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