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Falls S. Stanley 17. 1, a a in st A18-Palm Beach Post-Times, Saturday, August 18, 1979 Hijacking Thwarted By Unlikely Heroes Post Wire Services MIAMI The people who overpowered a knifewielding hijacker were an unlikely group of heroes: a paunchy pilot, a 150-pound vacationer, a middle-aged flight attendant and a pretty: stewardess. The FBI said 51-year-old pilot Roy Hensen, passenger Jim Westdendorf, gentlemanly looking senior flight attendant Ed Labelle and stewardess Kelly Mitchell all helped subdue a gaudily dressed former mental patient who attempted to divert Eastern flight 980 to Cuba. The plane was bound for Miami on a flight from Guatemala City.

Allah Roland Kagan, 24, of Holyoke, was charged with air piracy and arraigned yesterday. Magistrate Charlene Sorrentino set bond at $150,000. Kagan was held Thursday night in the psychiatric ward of Jackson Memorial Hospital, but was sent back to the Dade County Jail after his arraignment. The accused hijacker, who was overpowered by passengers and flight crewmen as the Eastern jet was in its final approach to the Varadaro, Cuba, airport Thursday night, was ordered to appear at a preliminary hearing on air piracy charges Aug. 27.

U.S. marshals said Kagan will be jailed at the South Florida Federal Correctional Institution. He told Hansen, who had tried to dissuade him from the hijacking: "If I go to prison, I'll get three square a day it's better than I'm doing now. Kagan had been hospitalized for 10 days in July in Northhampton, State Hospital after he had been arrested on an assault charge. His hospital stay apparently replaced a jail sentence.

Hansen said the hijacking began just minutes after takeoff from Guatemala when Kagan told LaBelle, 58, "he had a bomb and would blow the airplane up unless was taken to Cuba." Kagan said the bomb was in his radio, but Hansen noticed that several times Kagan took his finger off the "bomb trigger" and he decided it was a hoax. He returned to the flight deck. Kagan later pulled out a pocket knife and threatened Ms. Mitchell, 28, and moved to the first class section. She said she tried to "keep him calm and get him sidetracked." Hansen returned to talk with Kagan.

When "he started to pull his arm away from the stewardess," Hansen grabbed both his wrists and LaBelle and several passengers jumped into the fray. Hansen wrested a knife from the hijacker as Westendorf nearly choked the man with a half-nelson around his neck. Labelle helped hold the man down along with Ms. Mitchell and another man who declined to talk to reporters. "When he (Hansen) grabbed him down low, I grabbed him up high and put a half-nelson on him," Westendorf said.

"I knew damn good and well when I had him around there we were going to get to Miami." Crew members told Westendorf, also an Eastern employee, to free the hijacker's throat from the wrestling hold. "Maybe I squeezed him a little too tight," said Westendorf, who repairs instrument an Eastern maintenance facility in Miami. think panels, he got what he deserved." Hansen said he decided there was no bomb when he saw the man let go of a button he had said would set off the explosive device. Hansen said he jumped the man and others soon joined in. The 84 passengers aboard the plane were questioned by FBI agents at Miami International Airport before being released.

No one was injured in the incident. FUNERAL NOTICES CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIED DORA HEINZ HALE Age 77, of 44 Village Drive, Seabreeze Court, Riviera Beach, passed away Wednesday in Sharon, Conn. Hospital following an extended illness. A native of Village, Mrs. Hale had been a resident of Riviera Beach for over 30 years.

She was the daughter of the late Bruno Carl Heinz the late Florence Simpson Heinz wife of the late Fred Hale. During her lifetime, she was a teacher, secretary, a Laubach Method tutor. A member of St. George's Episcopal Church, Mrs. Hale taught Sunday School, chaired Church Periodicals served as Episcopal Church Womens Treasurer for many years, With the help of other women of the Parish, she organized and established the First Public Library in Riviera Beach, serving as treasurer of Church Women United.

Mrs. Hale was also long time knitting chairman for the Seaman's Church Institute. She was involved in the Administrative area fund raising for the complete furnishing of the rebuilt Bishop Gray Inn. (An Episcopal Home) in Davenport, Florida. Other active memberships included, D.A.R., Eastern Star Sweet Adelines.

Mrs. Hale is survived by two nephews, Richard Heinz, Canaan, Connecticut, William Heinz, Hartford, Connecticut niece, Linda Hardy, Salisbury, New Jersey many many friends. Newkirk Funeral home in Canaan is in charge of all arrangements. Interment will be in Falls Village, Saturday. In lieu of flowers friends may send donations to: Yarn Fund for Seaman's Church Institute, 15 State Street, New York, New York, 10004 or memorial fund, St.

Georges Episcopal Church, 21 West 22nd Street, Riviera Beach, FL 33304. Father J. Gerald Clark will hold a memorial Eucharist at St. George's on August 29 at for Mrs. Hale.

All her friends are invited to attend. HUGH SMITH Aged 75 of 26 SW 4th Avenue, Delray Beach passed August 14, 1979. Funeral service Monday August 20, 2PM House of ALBERT CHAPEL, Delray. Survivors, one brother, Albert Smith, devoted friend, Fanny Campbell. HORACE S.

MILLER Age 78, 1721 Boardman Mangonia Park, passed away August 15 in Pomona, N.J. Mr. Miller had lived in West Palm Beach for 34 years, and was a retired Abstractor. He was a former Mayor of West Palm Beach and Mangonia Park. Memberships included: First Baptist Church and the Loyalty Sunday School class, past Patron of Northwood chapter 266 O.E.S., Past Watchman of Shepherds, of White Shrine, Judean No.

7, Life member of Northwood Lodge No. 303. Palm Beach Country Shrine Club and MAHI Temple Shrine. A.A.N.O.M.S Survived by wife, Mrs. Margaret C.

Miller. Mangonia Park; two daughters: Mrs. Gloria G. Freeman of Atlanta, Georgia, and Mrs. Judith M.

Rhea of Sanford, Florida; two sons: Samuel A. (Buddy) Miller, of WPB and Richard E. Miller of Mangonia Park; six granddaughters; one grandson and one great-grandson. Order of Eastern Star Services were held Friday at MIZELL- FAVILLE- ZERN Southdale Chapel, Conducted by Northwood Chapter No. 266.

Funeral services will be held at 10AM, Saturday at The Southdale Chapel with Rev. Ian H.C, Walker and Rev. Mike Kalapp officiating. Graveside services will follow at Hillerest Cemetery, conducted by Northwood Lodge, No. 303 Active honorary pallbearers, will be members of the Loyalty class of the First Baptist Church.

THELMA E. (TAMMY) DOYLE 1051 Sugar Sands Boulevard, Singer Island Florida and 12 Jolo Way, York, Pa, died August 17 at the York, Pennsylvania Hospital. She was the wife of James J. Doyle, Born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Raymond B. and Annie C.

Sollenberger Reasy. Surviving are two children: Sandra A. Doyle, York, Pennsylvania and Craig A. Doyle, North Palm Beach, Florida; five brothers and five sisters. Funeral service will be private, Saturday at the KEFFER FUNERAL HOME at York, Penn.

HELEN A. McDERMOTT Age 73 of 2555 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens passed away August 1979 In a local hospital. Her survivors include one brother, McDermott of Franklin, Vermont, cousin, Nancy Walt, Palm Beach Gardens and numerous nieces and nephews, Funeral services and burial will be held in Franklin, Vermont. WM. N.

HOWARD FUNERAL HOME, 754 U.S. Highway NORTH PALM BEACH is in charge of arrangements. TRACY W. VAUGHN 3160 Lake Osborne Drive, Lake Worth, died Thursday, August 16th in Jackson, Michigan. He is survived by his wife, Christine Vaughn.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 18th at the Weatherby Funeral Home, 402 Wildwood Street, Jackson, Michigan. Graveside services will be conducted by the Fraternal Order of Police. MARGARET P. (FLYNN) HAUGHEY Age 61, of 2341 Redwood Road, West Palm Beach, died Wednesday at Homestead Air Force Base Hospital. She was the wife of Chief Ernest W.

Haughey, USAF retired. She was born in Fall River, daughter of the late Patrick J. Flynn and the late Margaret C. (Harding) Flynn. She has been a resident of WPB since 1970 and was a member of Mary Immaculate Mission Church.

Besides her husband, Ernest, she is survived by tour sons: John T. of Milford, Mass: Thomas J. of Burrilville. R.I.; Ernest Jr. of St.

Petersburg: Gordon J. of Marquette, one daughter, Margaret C. Meyers of WPB; one sister, Mrs. Doris A. Paskin of Exeter, R.I.: one brother, John T.

Flynn of No. Falmouth, Mass; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held Monday at 8:30 a.m. at the Harrington-Sullivan Funeral Home, 986 Plymouth Avenue, Fall River, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Louis Church, Fall River, at 9:30.

Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. The family requests donations to the American Cancer Society. ARTHUR BEREL, JR. Mr.

Berel, 86 years old, of 1001 Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, died South: day August 17, 1979. Mr. Berel was one of the founders of Doctor's Hospital of Coral Gables, he was 8 founder-member of Westview Country Club of Miami, Fl. Arthur Berel, Inc. of Miami was cited by the Harvard Business College as being the most successful business of its type in the country.

He later founded the now world-famous Ande fishing line, which he sold in 1968 and remained on as a consultant until his retirement in 1973. He is survived by his wife: Edna of West Palm Beach, Fl. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday at Quattlebaum- HollemanBurse Funeral Home, 1201 South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, with interment to follow in Royal Palm Memorial Gardens, West Palm Beach. Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to the Arthur Berel Research Fund at the Doctor's Hospital of Coral Gables or to a charity of their choice.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and from 7 until 9:00 P.M. on Sunday. FEDERICO A. CLARAMUNT Mr. Claramunt, 69 years old, of 461 Gulfstream Road, Palm Springs, Fl.

died Friday, August 17, 1979. Mr. Claramunt was a member of the Rotary Club of West Palm Beach, the Latin Chamber of Commerce, former President of C.O.T.A.L. and the former Vice-President of the W. Harry Smith Travel Agency in Havana, Cuba.

He is survived by his wife: Amparo of Palm Springs, his son: Federico A. Claramunt, Jr. of Dallas, Texas; his daughter: Iliana Perez Palm Springs, Fl. two sisters: Angela Veciana of Miami. Fl.

and Laura DeCastro of Honduras and seven grandchildren. The Funeral Mass will be said at 10:00 A.M. today at St. Juliana's Catholic Church, West Palm Beach. Friends may call at Quattlebaum- Holleman- Burse Funeral Home, 1201 South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach.

-United Way Is Everybody's BusinessEleanor Larsen Robert Regalbuto Cecil B. Kelley, Jr. Station Manager General Manager General Manager WEAT Radio WPTV Channel 5 Palm Beach Post Times PUBLIC INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE This committee is made up of representatives from local radio, television and newspaper staffs and are responsible for the high quality United Way campaign publicity, special events and media support. Together There Is A Way The United OF PALM BEACH COUNTY Way 324 Datura Street, West Palm Beach 655-8964 Suare port Lector as SE cut in pay to take up a with more and wind James and Gale Westendorf Read Accounts of Hijacking Attempt Two Receive Death Sentences Post Wire Services JACKSONVILLE Two men described by a judge as "barbaric rapists and murderers" were sentenced to death yesterday for the kidnaping and killing of a convenience store clerk. in Circuit Court Judge John Santora described the killers' actions as calculated and cold blooded" and said, "I can't imagine any crime being more heinous, outrageously wicked, cruel and Gregory Scott Engle, 25, and Rufus Eugene Stevens, 30, were convicted at separate trials.

Both stood impassive as the judge imposed the death sentences. Elinor Kathy Tolin, 24, the mother of two small children, was abducted at knifepoint from a convenience store where she worked early last March 13. Her nude body was found 36 hours later in a field. Police said she had been raped, stabbed three times and strangled with a rope. A week later, police said, a man stopped for a traffic violation gave Appelbaum, Harry, 71, of Wellington H-347, Century Village, West Palm Beach.

Riverside Memorial Chapel, West Palm Beach. Funeral Sunday. Berel, Arthur 86, of 1001 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Quattlebaum- Holleman-Burse Funeral Home, West Palm Beach.

Funeral Monday. Bessaw, Frederick 61, of 34 Clark West Palm Beach. MizellFaville- Zern, Southdale Chapel, West Palm Beach. Claramunt, Federico 69, of 461 Gulfstream Road, Palm Springs. Quattlebaum- Holleman- Burse Funeral Home, West Palm Beach.

Funeral today. Hartline, Wilbur 79, of 12375 N. Military Trail, Boynton Beach. Scobee- Ireland- Potter Funeral Home, Delray Beach. Funeral today.

State News information that led to the arrest of Engle and Stevens. Santara said evidence showed that both men raped her, Engle stabbed her. Stevens mutilated and strangled her, then her body was thrown into the trunk of an automobile "as a hunter might throw his prey. Russians Escort Sailboat to Miami MIAMI Three men and their foundering sailboat rescued in the Bahamas by a Russian freighter were brought to Miami Thursday night by the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard identified the men as Charles Guerin, skipper of the sailing vessel First Lady, Alan Andrews Peightal and Ramon Rivera.

Guerin and Peightal were listed as U.S. citizens and Rivera as a Haitian. The three and their disabled vessel Area Deaths Haughey, Margaret 61, of 2341 Redwood Road, West Palm Beach. Harrington- Sullivan Funeral Home, Fall River, Mass. Funeral Monday in Massachusetts.

Hollingsworth, James of 305 Douglas Apt. 2, West Palm Beach. Stevens Brothers Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Ingram, Robert 41, of 241 Lake Arbor Drive, Village of Palm Springs. E.

Earl Smith Son Funeral Horne, East Chapel, Lake Worth. Marino, Daniel 40, of 3367 W. Mayguana, Lantana Cascades. Mack FLOWERS CANDLELIGHT SUNDAY, 8 TO 2 P.M. CONGRESS at FOREST HILL, 965-4025 were picked up in the Mayaguana Passage, 450 miles southeast of Miami, by the Soviet Motor Vessel Aleksandra Kollontay Wednesday.

Gunter Beefs Up Fraud Division The Associated Press 60 of 7603 Pinetree Lane, Lake Clark Shores, Florida, passed away August 16th. 1979 at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina. He was born in Flat River, Missouri, July 13, 1919 and came to the West Palm Beach area in 1947. He was a member of the Memorial Presbyterlan Church in West Palm Beach, Gulfstream Lodge No. 245, Lake Sailfish Club of Florida.

A veteran of World War IT, Lieutenant Colonel, 00 U.S.A.F, retired. Graduated from the University of Miami with a B.B.A. Degree, Associated with bonding and insurance industry for the past thirty years. Survived by his wife, Earlyn Reed Aubuchon, Lake Clark Shores; one son, Theodore L. Aubuchon.

Jr. Lake Worth; one daughter, Victoria L. Aubuchon, West Palm Beach: daughter-in-law, Dorothy N. Aubuchon, Lake Worth, Florida; grandchildren, Theodore Aubuchon IlI and Kristin Joy Aubuchon: mother, Ruth Aubuchon of Flat River, Missouri: brother, Harold L. Aubuchon, Orlando, Florida; sister, Mrs.

James Umfleet, Saint Louis, Missouri; three nephews and two nieces. Funeral services will be held 2PM Monday, August 20th, 1979 at the E. EARL SMITH SON, EAST CHAPEL, 1032 North Dixie Highway, Lake Worth. Reverend Alan Judson Cochet, Memorial Presbyterian Church, West Palm Beach, officiating. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9PM Sunday.

Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach. The following will be active casket bearThomas W. Barnes, Elwyn MiddleCharles E. Goswick, John B. L'Engle, Curtis S.

Selph. Martin Manley, Richard Hall, Armando A. Arcos, Howard A. Maddox. Albert A.

Estes. The honorary casket bearers, Bobby L. Maynard, Thomas Broderick, John co*ck, Robert S. MeLeroy, Frank Ciolfi, Larry J. Murphy, Randol Livingston.

THOMAS R. PRENTISS, JR. THEODORE L. AUBUCHON Age, 52, of 10290 N.W. 36th Street, Coral Springs, passed away Wednesday, August 15th.

Mr. Prentiss came to this area in 1961, at which time he was on the Lake Park Police Department. He then worked several years with RCA until the computer section was closed. He was working with the Tequesta Police Department when he became an Investigator with the Auditor General's Office for the State of Florida. From -1969-1971 he served as a councilman in Palm Beach Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara: son, Thomas III of Coral Springs; a daughter, Linda Lee Prentiss of Newark, N.J.: a grandson, Vincent a brother. Robert of Whitehouse, N.J.: three sisters: Lela Byrne of Boca Raton: Gloria Grillo of North Plainfield, N.J.: Joan Gutoski of Toms River, N.J. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday. at the HAMM PRICE FUNERAL HOME.

553 Northlake North Palm Beach, with Father G. Kerry Robb officiating Entombment will follow in Royal Palm' Memorial Gardens. REATHER HUNTER Passed August 9, 1979. She is aged 38 of 114 NW 14th Avenue, Delray Beach. Funeral service Tuesday August 22, al 11am HOUSE OF ALBERT CHAPEL, Delay.

INEZ IELENE PERRY 60 years of age of 25 Clark Street, West Palm Beach. She was a former resident of Warren, Ohio for 23 years before moving to Florida. She was a past member President of the Medical Assistance Association of America, Palm Beach County Chapter; past member of the State Board of Medical Assistance Registrar Board. She survived by three daughters, Mrs. Jean Soden, Mrs.

Judy Apostoles, Mrs. Rebecca Perry, all of West Palm Beach; four sisters; one brother and four grandchildren, Debra, Timothy, Teresa and Billy. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2PM. at MIZELL FAVILLE- ZERN SOUTHDALE CHAPEL. 4101 Parker Avenue with Rev.

Ian H. C. Walker, of the First Baptist Church, West Palm Beach, officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral chapel Saturday from 1PM till service time. ELEANOR ANN BRENNAN Age 51 of 4554 Meadowlark Lane, Boynton Beach died Thursday at her residence following an extended illness.

She is survived by her husband, Irving T. Brennan of Boynton Beach, son, Kenneth M. Linden stepdaughters: Mrs. David White, Mrs. Tom Dietrich and Miss Suzanne Brennan, stepsons: Mr.

John V. Brennan, Mr. Noel Brennan, her mother, Mrs. Anna Johnson, eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday at Advent Lutheran Church, Pastor Ronald Dingle officiating, followed by interment in the Boca Raton Cemetery.

Arrangements by The R.J, Kraeer Boca Raton Funeral Home. LILLIAN M. RAUBER Of Atlantis, Florida, died in Pascack Valley Hospital, Westwood, New Jersey on August 4, 1979. Mrs. Rauber was born in Congers, New York.

She moved to Palm Beach County, Florida seven years ago from Washington Township, New Jersey. Surviving are a daughter, Beverly A. Miller of Riverdale, New Jersey: a son, Neil Bartow, of Saugerties, New York; a sister. Dorothy Callahan, of Tenafly, New Jersey; and ten grandchildren. Her husband, Walter H.

Rauber, died in 1973. Funeral services were held in the HalseyBecker Funeral Home in Westwood, with burial in Valleau Cemetery, Ridgewood, New Jersey. FREDERICK R. BESSAW Age 61, of 34 Clark Street, West Palm Beach, died Thursday evening at local hospital. He came to the Palm Beaches in 1959 from Glens Falls, New York is survived by his wife Adele Bessaw, Private services were held at Mizell- Faville- Zern Southdale Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Heart or Lung Association. TALLAHASSEE Insurance Commissioner Bill Gunter said yesterday that insurance fraud has an impact on rates and "no one is going to get away with it" in Florida. Gunter announced he is beefing up his crackdown on fraud with the appointment of Orville Shook, a 24- year veteran of the FBI, as special agent in charge of the Pensacola office of the Division of Insurance Fraud. Shook takes charge of an eightcounty area west of the Apalachicola River. Other offices are in Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Fort Myers and Tallahassee.

More than 1,500 cases have been made since the fraud division began work in 1977. Stephenson Funeral Home, Lantana. Funeral in Medford, Mass. McDermott, Helen 73, of 2555 PGA Palm Beach Gardens. Howard Funeral Home, North Palm Beach.

Funeral in Vermont. Perry, Inez 60, of 25 Clarke West Palm Beach. Mizell- FavilleZern, Southdale Chapel, West Palm Beach. Funeral today. DIRECT CREMATION DOES NOT REQUIRE TO CALL A FUNERAL HOME.

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