Independent from Long Beach, California on January 23, 1975 · Page 2
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Um Retch. Calll., Thuri., Jin. I), 1»H the "WORLD lail agreement averts strikes Combined News Services "·WASHINGTON--The railroad industry r e a c h e d tentative agreement Wednesday on a long-standing dispute with the Sheet Metal Workers Union, avert- ing'threatened strikes against five railroads set for Friday. ; THe settlement followed tentative a g r e e - ments reported earlier in (he day between the indus- fry'and three other unions on new contracts boosting wages and benefits 40 per cent over three years. Details of the sheet mental agreement were not Svv" I ISTATIOKTAL 1 disclosed. The dispute involved issues unrelated to the current round of contract talks but which threatened to complicate those negotiations. The union sought higher wages than those agreed to by other tmions in 1973 negotiations. Resoluton of the sheet metal dispute was expected to clear the way for resolving the 1975 contract negotiations between the Industry and all 17 unions representing 560,000 railway workers. "Biological weapons treaties L WASHTNGTON-Completing a process begun 50 years ago. President Ford on Wednesday signed two treaties prohibiting the manufacture, stockpile and $se of biological weapons. He signed the instruments ·of ratification in White House East Room ceremonies "and said the treaties were important steps toward "limiting arms and contributing to the lessening of the horrors of war." One of the treaties, known as the "Geneva Protocol of 1925," renounces first use of iiological warfare by the countries which ratify it. The second treaty, known as the biological weapons 'convention, calls upon nations "never hi any circum- ^feta'nces to develop, produce, stockpile or otherwise 'acquire or retain 'biological weapons." The United States unilaterally renounced the use of all biological ·'weapons and methods of warfare in 1969 and began -destroying its biological weapons stockpile in 1971. .-Civil rights recommendations ' WASHINGTON--Appointment of a civil rights coor- [dinator with authority to enforce school desegregation in Boston and elsewhere was recommended · to ' President Ford Wednesday by the U.S. Civil Rights ' Commission. It declared that the United States can' not afford to turn back from its school desegration ) goals "because of organized resistance in Boston or any other community," and suggested pooling all " federal resources under a kind of "civil rights c z a r ' to ensure equal educatinal opportunities for all. Ships run gauntlet t| to reach capital PHNOM PENH, Cambodia--A convoy of ships, ran i the gauntlet of rebel fire along the Mekong River · with life-saving ammunition and fuel and arrived at ; the outskirts of Phnom Penh early today. They were the first supply craft to make the treacherous 60-mile run in more than i month and brought 4.000 tons of desperately needed ammunition to defenders of this beleaguered capital. An American shipping company . official said the Erst rag and barge arrived shortly after dawn and the second was farther down the river "but it has passed through the danger zone already." All surface routes to Phnom Penh have been cut by Communist-led insurgents since they launched their New Year's offensive. Soviets outraged by shots MOSCOW--The Soviet Union, in a sharply worded note, protested Wednesday against a rifle attack on its U.N. mission in New York and accused the United States of breaking its promises to protect Soviet citizens. It said this was tantamount to conniving with criminals and warned such "acts of terrorism" jeopardized U.S.-Soviet relations. The note, handed to U.S. Ambassador Walter Stoessel Jr. in Moscow, demanded strict punishment for the culprits and . assurances there would be no further attacks. The · government was referring to an incident early Suni lay when unknown gunmen fired into occupied bed- i · rooms at the Soviet mission. Nobody was hurt. : Pope vetoes Vatican budget : VATICAN CITY--Pope Paul VI has vetoed the · Vatican's 1975 budget and ordered drastic cutbacks : to keep the Holy See out of the red, a top cardinal · revealed Wednesday. A letter written by Jean Cardi- · nal Villot, the Vatican's secretary of state, said the · pontiff has established a commission of experts to ' trim the proposed budget and make it acceptable to · him. Building fire kills 45 ' MANILA--The worst fire in the Philippines since · World War II swept through a five-story building m ; suburban Manila Wednesday killing at least 45 per- · sons most of them women working in an Amencan- ' owned wig factory. Eighty-three others were report- · ed injured in the 24-hour blaze at the Victura ' building in Marikina. about 10 miles east of Manila. ' Most of the injured were workers leaping from · windows on the top two floors of the building when ! escape was blocked by dense smoke. The casualty · toll was the heaviest since World War II when Manila . I and surrounding suburbs were almost leveled in the ' ; last days of Japanese occupation. Hh" Oil spill in Caribbean r '. ; SAN J U A N , P.R.-Thousands of gallons of crude } ' oil spilled from ruptured tanks of a Greek supertank- i ' er Wednesday spreading over six acres of the Carib- i ' bean off the south coast of St. Croix. The Coast ' ' Guard said it might slide past the Virgin Island ': I tourist resort without causing major damage to ' beaches. Between 10,000 and 50,000 gallons of the i ! black crude oil gushed from the Greek-registered : ' Michael C. Lemos at the mouth of Limetree Bay t ' when two of its tanks ruptured. The Coast Guard said · I the ship is in danger of sinking. i . " ' ; j Mideast 'war excuse' sought I ' TEL AVIV--A senior Israeli military officer said ' f Wednesday Arab guerrillas attempted to create an i atmosphere of war in southern Lebanon last week to i · - rov j{j c n am ascus with an excuse to send Syrian [ "troops across the border to battle Israeli forces on £ ,,"jLcbanbse territory People m the news Liddy returns to Combined News Services A t t o r n e y G. G o r d o n L i d d y , considered the mastermind of the Watergate break-in, maintained his silence on the scandal Wednesday as he entered f e d e r a l p r i s o n in D a n - b u r y , Conn., to b e g i n serving the remainder of his Watergate burglary sentence. W a l k i n g t h r o u g h a group of reporters and c a m e r a m e n , L i d d y r e - mained stern-faced and said nothing as he waited for the prison door to open. Liddy, 44, is the only one of the W a t e r g a t e principals who refused to cooperate with officials. His refusal to a n s w e r questions of the W a t e r gate grand jury brought an 1 8 - m o n t h contempt sentence, which he served. He has served m o r e time than anyone involved in Watergate and s t i l l faces all but a few months of a 6Mi-to-20-year sentence for conspiracy, burg l a r y and wiretapping, the stiffest sentence given any Watergate principal. Liddy was in radio contact outside the Watergate offices when the five burg l a r s w e r e a r r e s t e d . Liddy later gave himself up but refused to answer questions. The Supreme Court refused to allow Liddy to remain free on bond pending a final appeal of his conviction. During the 21 months he has served in various jails Liddy has acted as a jailhouse lawyer for other inmates. The Oxon Hill, Md., resident has a wife and four children. He is a former assistant d i s t r i c t a t t o r n e y f o r Dutchess County, N . Y . and in 1968 ran unsuccessfully for the Republican congressional nomination against R e p . Hamilton Fish Jr. Betty First Lady Betty Ford w a r n e d Republican congressional wives Wednes- d a y t h a t t h e y m i g h t "have to brown-bag it" if invited to the White House "because the economv is bad." "We have to cut down," Mrs. Ford quoted her husband as saying. She said that she would like to invite all of the wives to the White House, but that first priority belongs to entertaining foreign dignitaries. Mrs. Ford made her comments at a c o f f e e meeting of the Republican c o n g r e s s i o n a l w i v e s , where wives of new GOP ' m e m b e r s of Congress were introduced. Mrs. Ford humorously recalled her 25 years as a member of the GOP wives organization, noting that she once had to crowd all the wives into her modest Alexandria, V a . , h o m e when inclement weather forced her to cancel an outdoor-pool party. With a "borrowed, large h o u s e " -- the W h i t e House -- she said they might be able to have a meeting "where we won't have to sit on the floor." Just 18 P r i n c e s s Caroline of Monaco celebrates her 18!h birthday today. Her m o t h e r , of course, is Princess Grace, formally Grace Kelly of Philadelphia and Hollywood. The men to watch Ford G. GORDON LIDDY was a changed man Wednesday, at right, as he surrendered to federal officials in Danbury, Conn. At left is the way Liddy appeared in Washington Monday. -APWirephoto Albert R e p . Carl Albert, D- Okla., said Wednesday he has not decided whether to seek another term as House speaker and left open the question of whether he will run again for the House. However, an aide to the Speaker said later that Albert plans to run for reelection for the last time in 1976. Albert said at a break- f a s t meeting with newsmen that the burdens of his office are becoming heavy. President Ford will undergo a three-hour routine physical examination at the Bethesda, M d . , Naval Hospital Saturday, his press secretary, Ron Nessen, said Wednesday. Nessen said the examination would be conducted by Navy Rear Adm. Wil- lia.m Lukash the presi- d e n t i a l physician, and members of the hospital staff. Ford had what was des c r i b e d as a l i m i t e d physical check-up at the White House on Aug. 22. Actor Burt Reynolds headed the list of the top ten male sex symbols' chosen Wednesday by the newly formed Man Watchers, Inc. Reynolds was chosen for "animal magnetism, m a s c u l i n i t y , sense of humor and great good looks from top to bottom," said Suzy Mallery of San Diego, the organization w h i c h is an offshoot of the American Society of Girl Watchers. · Miss Mallery said that " a c c o r d i n g to our research, women have long regarded men as sex symbols without giving voice to that idea. The women of Man Watcher's have chosen as a slogan 'It's our turn-on now.'" Alan Alda was awarded second place for "his low- key naturalness and subtle sensitivity as an actor." Actor J a c k Nicholson won third place for his "killer smile and cobra eyes." Others in order of ranking were were tennis c h a m p i o n John Newcombe, actor Cleavon Little, actor Robert Redford, pro football player Larry Csonka, actor Al Pacino, cowboy Casey Tibbs and tennis pro Bobby Riggs. SUZY MALLERRY, president of Man Watchers, Inc., closes in on cowboy Casey Tibbs, one of the "Ten Most Watchable Men in the World." -*?· Dolores M e x i c a n actress Dolores del Rio has announced h e r definite retirement from films, ending a movie career that began in the days of silent movies. Miss del Rio said she w o u l d c o n t i n u e h e r dramatic stage career. 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