Independent from Long Beach, California on January 17, 1975 · Page 2
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Long Beach, California
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Friday, January 17, 1975
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PRtSS-IElEGRAM (PM) ., Fri., Jtn. iMm_ People in the news Foriner governor charged with extortion^ Bachelor worn out Combined News Services ; A federal grand j u r y Thursday charged former Oklahoma Gov. David Hall, a target of investigation almost from the day he'took office four years ago, with seeking a $50,000 bribe to influence investment of $10 million in state retirement funds. Hall, a Democrat whose term ended Monday, was accused of e x t o r t i o n , bribery-conspiracy and tw.o c o u n t s of making interstate telephone calls tHe to carry out the alleged scheme. The silver-haired former Tulsa prosecutor, 44, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Charles Jones accompanied hy his wife, Jo, and two attorneys. "For the past 4 l z years myself and my family have been subject to harassment and abuse," Hall said outside the federal building. "Included in this w a s w i r e t a p p i n g , burglary, m a i l tampering, pilfering, t a p i n g of con- IRA ends truce, goes back to war Combined News Services BELFAST--The outlawed Irish Republican Army ended its 25-dayild cease-fire today and resumed its · campaign of violence aimed at ending Northern Ireland's link with Britain. Shootings, a bombing and discovery of a truckload of explosives were reported iii the province as the cease-fire expired at Thursday 1 midnight The resumption of violence was condemned by political leaders of all persuasions and brought back the menace of terror attacks throughout Britain. The militant Provisional wing of the IRA, which called the truce before the holidays, said it was ended because the British had not offered enough concessions. JSoiiii resumes ties with Cuba ·;.-:BONN, West Germany--West Germany announced .^Thursday it will resume diplomatic relations with "-Cuba. The 1 two countries are to exchange ambassadors early this year. At the same time, Franco signed new economic and cultural agreements with the government of Fidel Castro. France, which already has diplomatic ties with Cuba, is keen to .attract some of the money the Caribbean island has to spend as a result of high sugar prices. : Planes attack N. Viet convoys - SAIGON--South Vietnamese warplanes Thursday knocked out half of a North Vietnamese convoy of 150 trucks and armored vehicles in a drive to block a threatening Communist buildup in the Central Highlands, field officers said. The latest raid by air force A37 Dragonfly fighter-bombers was the third this week against convoys of trucks and armored vehicles moving over the Ho Chi Minn trail from Laos into South Vietnam's Kontum province. Quakes panic thousands MESSINA, Sicily--Two earthquakes within two hours Thursday sent thousands of persons fleeing in panic into the dark streets in the twin cities of Messina and Reggio Calabria that were wiped out by quakes 66 years ago. Two men, aged 67 and 59, were the only reported casualties. Doctors said they died of heart attacks caused by fear. No damage was reported. | 3ST AT I POSTAL | Nationwide postal strike threatened . WASHINGTON-The U.S. Postal Service is threat' ened with a nationwide strike in March by letter ; carriers in a dispute over an experimental delivery system which union leaders say could cost 15.000 jobs. The Nation! Association of Letter Carriers, representing nearly 200.000 mail deliverers, has instructed its locals to prepare for "the possibility of national job action" if postal officials carry out the pilot program now being tested at Kokomo. Ind. Postal officials say the new system is intended to improve productivity and reduce costs. President James Rademacher of the letter carriers says it will turn his members into robots and slow the mail. James Gildea. assistant postmaster general for labor relations, said the Kokomo pilot program was developed to measure with computers individual carriers' performance so that more efficient routes can be established. Priest ordered to trial CLEVELAND--John Burt, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio, Thursday ordered the convening of an ecclesiastical court to try the Rev. L. Peter Beebe on charges of breaking canon law by allowing two women priests to celebrate communion in his church. Besebe testified before the diocesan standing commit- · tee Wednesday and later in the day, by a 7-1 major: ity, it issued the recommendation for a trial. If Beebe is found guilty of the charges, the bishop can censure, suspend or depose him. Gypsum price-fixing plea PITTSBURGH--Two c o r p o r a t i o n s and s e v e n executives pleaded no contest Thursday to charges that they took part in a price-fixing scheme in the gypsum industry. U.S. District Court Judge Hubert Teitelbaum fined the companies -- Kaiser Gypsum Co. Inc. and Flintkole Co. -- $50.000 each, the maximum penalty a corporation can receive for violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. Defendants were Charged with conspiring to fix prices on most of the nation's output of gypsum wallboard. sheeting and iuitiing :rcrn 156S through 1973. More snow on the ~* : ay CHICAGO--The Midwest and the Northe-aM. trying to shake themselves of almost of week of snow, wore hit with light snow Thursday and warnw! that more may ho on the way. Occasional snow showers foil along a band from 'the Great Lakes to the northern and central Appalachians, The National Wiathcr Scrviee said more snow may fall today in Missouri. Illinois and Upper Michigan. versaiiuns and malicious accusations. "I am glad today we are taking this out of the newspapers and into the court where it belongs. 1 am confident when this is over that I will be fully vindicated and those who conspired against me will be exposed." Hall was released after posting 10 per cent of the $25,000 bond w i t h the court clerk. He appeared in good spirits, frequently leaning over to whisper in his wife's ear. "This is a very serious offense with which you h a v e been c h a r g e d , " Jones told Hall. Named as co-defendants in the six-count i n d i c t - ment were W.W. Taylor of Dallas, president of Guara n t e e d Investors Corp., and R. Kevin Mooney of Fort Worth, Tex. Mooney, an attorney listed as a GIG employe, attended the University of Tulsa law school with Hall. The indictment charged it was agreed Taylor and Mooney would pay Hall $50,000 to influence trustees of the State Employes Retirement System to invest $10 million with GIC. It said Hall offered to split the money w i t h Secretary of State John Rogers, chairman of the board which administers $93 million in retirement funds, for his help in influencing the investment. Rogers was not indicted. The government said Rogers told the s t a t e attorney general oh Dec. 4 of the alleged bribery attempt and it was promptly turned over to the FBI. Playboy The executive secretary of Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner wrote as she was dying that she was committing suicide b e c a u s e of government harassment in its attempt to get evidence on drug activities against her em- p l o y e r , P l a y b o y said Thursday. "I was not of the mettle to endure," Bobbie Arn- stcin, 34, wrote in a note the magazine said she scrawled to her lawyer after she had taken a' fatal drug overdose in a 17th-flqor hotel room over the Chicago night life district last weekend. She described Hefner, author of the "Playboy philosophy" and symbo'l of the permissive, swinging lifestyle his magazine portrays, as in reality "a staunchly upright, rigorously moral man." H e f n e r a l r e a d y h a s charged in an emotional news conference that Miss Arnstein, under a 15-year conditional sentence on drug charges, killed herself because : the federal government put her under "incredible pressure" to give information against him. The office of U.S. Atty. James R. Thompson has denied it was pressuring Miss Arnstein to give evidence against Hefner. Life Dr. Ronald Bracewell. a S t a n f o r d U n i v e r s i t y professor who has been seeking contact with intelligent beings elsewhere in space now isn't so sure they are out there at all. If t h e r e aren't other thinking beings in the universe. Bracewell s a y s , earth humans will have a big job ahead exploring, populating and developing the solar system. It will probably take the next 200.000 or 300.000 years. "That seems like a long time, but it is very much shorter than the 3 million years it has taken man on e a r t h to develop f r o m primitive life," Bracewell * said. The electronics professor has long been involved in research aimed at tuning in on any extraterrestrial life t h a t may be trying to contact earth. He concedes the various "If there are other intel- l i g e n t b e i n g s in me galaxy, some of them will bo more advanced than we are." said Bracewell. "The question is, why haven't they made their existence obvious to us? They could easily doit." FORMER OKLAHOMA Gov. David Hall leaves federal courthouse in Oklahoma City Thursday with his wife, Jo, after being indicted by a grand jury. Crow Stanley Scott, President F o r d ' s specialist on minority a f f a i r s , said Thursday, "Jim Crow is dead, but he left a lot of legatees and they are far more subtle than the old man." Scott told the Chicago Headline Club, "They don't put up signs that order blacks to the back of the bus--they just arrange it so that there are- n ' t any seats up front when "a black boards it. Pearl Singer Pearl Bailey has some advice for curing the country's ills. "What t h i s c o u n t r y needs is a goddarned enema, not just a cleansing," said Miss Bailey, appearing at a nightclub in n o r t h e r n Kentucky. "Then we can start doing w h a t P r e s i d e n t Ford said." . . . Miss Bailey' said Ford "has an honest face, and I'm pretty good about judging these things." "I thinV she added, "if he put down the papers (his State of the Union address) and just talked to me, he'd come through. I kept hoping he would throw those papers up into the air and say, 'Another thing, we're going to cleanup these b u i l d i n g s , clean the s t r e e t s and start progress.'" Bonanza B e r n a r d -Lindsey, a f a c t o r y worker f r o m Milan, 111., whose work week was recently cut back because of the recession, won the $300,000 Illinois lottery bonanza Thursday. Lindsey, 45, grabbed his w i f e , Betty, when his name was announced and encircled her in a long hug. She began to cry. "It's a Godsend," she said. The Lindseys said they plan to use the money to realize a longtime goal --' moving to Vero Beach, Fla., where two of Mrs. Lindsey's sisters live. wives A 31-year-old Madison, Wis., bachelor who spent.$175 for newspaper advertisements looking for the perfect wife who is not only, willing to work but to. sleep late, is getting such a tremendous response he's wearing himself out. . ; "There's been a drain on my nervous energy in meeting all these women," he said. "Really, it's a. chore. I'm wearing myself out. I stayed home from working trying to recuperate. , T , "And I'm taking tranquilizers, that's what I m taking," he said. ' . - , . The bachelor, who wants to remain anonymous, · is a professional man who is tired of singles' clubs,. bars and dance halls, and wanted to settle down- with a woman who could meet his stringent qualifications. · That is, she should have a four-year degree, 'from a national university in either accounting, physical or medical science, law, history or library, sciences--a career woman making at least $9,000 a. year. · . · .· - - .. · .·· ' He wanted someone no taller than 5 : foot-5 and; not weighing more than 115 pounds, a nonsmoker, infrequent drinker, frugal, aggressive, studious, .a late sleeper who prefers a house temperature of not more than 65 degrees. . .The bachelor, an agnostic who stands 5-foot-lp and weighs 160 pounds and says he is willing to negotiate after two years of marriage for not more than two children, 1 says he is getting "hundreds" of responses "from all over the map." And it's beginning to get expensive. Last weekend he had a tennis date with one. prospect in the afternoon and a night club date with another that evening. ., His expenses just checking out respondents to- - taled $250 at last count. ' But it hasn't been all bad. "Everyone .I've met has been very nice," he said. "They're all attractive, accomplished individuals." ' · · ' · · ,, · Wallace Alabama Gov. George Wallace will undergo a medical check up today, t h r e e d a y s before he begins his third term. Aides said Wallace will be examined in a doctor's office and no hospitalization is expected. ; I/SO / President Ford has accepted the post of honorary chairman of the USO, the organization reported Thursday. Ford, in accepting the post, follows in the tradition of every president since Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941. THE SURVIVAL KIT Life-style savors Terrific little . necessities. Ours first from Ardee. 5-13. tops S,M,L Polyester and cotton separates, tops in pure cotton. 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