Independent from Long Beach, California on February 2, 1973 · Page 2
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Long Beach, California
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Friday, February 2, 1973
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.A.2-.NOEPENOENHAM) .» ETV PRESS-TELEGRAM (PM) ~ " W; Lono Baach, Calif., Fri.. Feb. }. 1973 People in the news Stennis improving, goes 'back to work' PRESIDENT and Mrs. Nixon smile as British Prime Minister Edi ward Heath waves to crowd Thursday from the balcony of the ' White.House. State dinner was .held later for Heath. (Story tlie TODAT5T Nixon veto challenged Falling food supplies feared ROME -- The director of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization painted a bleak picture of world food supplies and proposed Thursday an agreement among producing nations to stockpile food for the world's hungry. .Concerted international action is needed, said Addeke Bperma, to counteract .·fickleness of weather and food market conditions. Adverse weather in the past year has caused a series of bad harvests, severely depleting stocks of wheat and rice. At the same time, the abrupt increase in import demands, including purchase of 30 million tons of wheat and other grain by the Soviet Union, "has led to punishing and potentially dangerous consequences," particularly in the under-developed countries, Boerma added. Talks snarled . CAIRO -- The first Soviet military 'delegation to visit Cairo since Egypt evicted 15,000 Soviet advisers last July 'arrived Thursday. The purpose of the visit was not announced, but it coincided announcement by President Anwar Sadat of Egypt that he is sending his top security adviser, Hafez ·Ismail, to Moscow "to review the current Middle East situation." Soviets hi Cairo ..; VIENNA -- U.S., Soviet and allied :delegates got snarled Thursday in procedural tangles that prevented them . from deciding when to sit down and begin talks about force reductions in Europe. Some thought a working meeting could be held today. Others spoke of Monday or more vaguely about "early next week." U.S. officials would say no more than "fairly soon." Cool reception SANTIAGO, Chile -- The leftist government gave a frigid reception Thursday night to 15 Haitian political exiles linked to.the kidnaping of two U.S. diplomats in Port L Au-Prince. Nevertheless, Daniel Vergara, under secretary of interior, said the government had authorized a temporary resident visa for each of the 10 men and five women and said their permanent situation will be resolved later. The exiles arrived on a commercial jetliner from Mexico Thursday night. They had no luggage. Terrorists strike BELFAST -- Grenade throwing terrorists killed a Roman Catholic workman and wounded nine others Thursday and a British soldier was shot to death. The grenade attack on a bus was in Belfast's normally quiet suburb of Cherry Valley. The man killed was the father of five children. The soldier was killed Thursday night at a checkpoint at Strabane in County Tyrone, near the border with the Irish republic. Volcano calms REYKJAVIK -- More than a dozen minor craters on the Helgafjell volcano fell silent Thursday, geologists said, but asherf onu muilen lava still poured from ·a major eruption into the blackened landscape of Heimaey Island. Icelandic television began operation of an automatic television camera on the deserted island so that geologists and other Icelanders can follow the continued eruption of the volcano at a distance. Combined News Services WASHINGTON -- The new Senate challenged for the first time Thursday President Nixon's "pocket veto" of legis- · lation after the last Congress adjourned by passing 68 to 14 an identical $593 million authorization bill for rivers and harbor construction which Nixon had killed. In vetoing" the so-called "pork barrel" [ KrA.TI03STA.I-i | measure Oct 27, Nixon indicated his disapproval .of .Congress initiating projects the White House \had not first recommended Since Congress had already adjourned when the veto was handed down, there could be no attempt to override the veto. House approval of the new bill would send the legislation back to Nixon and create the prospect of another showdown. (Related Story, Page A-10) Nixon, Heath praise WASHINGTON -- President Nixon Thursday night praised British Prime Minister Edward Heath for haying the courage to "make gutsy decisions" in economic and foreign policies affecting all of Europe. Heath in turn praised Nixon as a man of foresight who has put · the United States and its allies on a path of peace and development. The two exchanged toasts at a White House state 'dinner attended by some 100 guests. Nixon told the gathering that England wouldn't have entered the Common Market if it hadn't been for the efforts of Heath. "I admire you for making a gutsy decision," the President said Heath, noting the Vietnam cease-fire, said "it must be an enormous burden lifted from your shoulders for this agonizing experience which the U.S. passed through." More teachers strike WARWICK, R.I. -- Teachers went on strike in Warwick, R.I., Thursday, one day after the Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled they had no constitutional right to strike, and teachers in Philadelphia and St-Louis defied court injunctions against their lengthening walkouts. In other school disputes across the nation, the St.' Louis' school, board sought fines against strikers; most of Cleveland's public schools were shut down in the second day of a strike by maintenance workers, with teachers observing the picket lines; and about 200 Catholic lay teachers in . Cleveland walked out for a "study day." About 21,000 children were kept out of classes by Ihe strike in Warwick, second- largest city in Rhode Island, boosting to about 550,000 the number of pupils affected by teachers' strikes across the nation. Heroin ring busted CHICAGO -- Ten Americans, five persons from India and a South Vietnamese were named Thursday in an indictment of what authorities said was art international ring which smuggled $2 million in heroin into the United States from Vietnam in military aircraft. The indictment was returned in U.S. District Court Tuesday and suppressed until Thursday by acting chief federal judge Richard B. Austin so agents could have more time to make arrests. Agents said the drug was purchased in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos and smuggled into the United States inside hollow television tubes. Lib dead in Arkansas LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas state senators, supporting debate that woman -was on earth only to serve man, Thursday defeated the proposed equal rights amendment to trie U.S. Constitution. "It's dead," Shirley McFarlin of Little Rock, leader of the coalition of women groups that had been lobbying for the measure's ratification. "We will not push it further." · Combined News Services i Sen. John Stennis, D-Miss., shewing definite improvement but still on the critical list; conferred with an aide on Senate business from his hospital bed Thursday, less than 48 hours after he was shot during a holdup. A spokesman for Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where Stennis underwent nearly seven hours of surgery for two bullet wounds, said the 71-year- old chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee "has shown definite improvement since this morning." Maj. Frank Garland said a respirator or oxygen mask had been removed and that Stennis had been transferred from a recovery room to a private room syithin the hospital's intensive care suite. "Since removal from the respirator, .he is able to speak, is alert and conversant," Garland said. The senator's son, state Rep. John Hampton Stennis of Jackson, Miss..visited his father with his mother, Mrs. Coy Hines Stennis, during the morning. Stennis also met privately with his administrative assistant, Edward Cresswell, about Senate affairs,'the son said. In his opinion, he said, "to the extent doctors will permit him, he returned to work this morning." Actor John Banner (Sgt. Schuhz) dies John Banner, the portly Sergeant Schultz of the 'Hogan's Heroes' television series, has died in his native Vienna, Austria, and will be buried there today, it was reported Thursday. Banner's wife, Christine, was at the side of the actor when he died shortly before midnight last Sunday, his 63rd birthday, in SfJfien Hospital. Banner entered the hospital Saturday after he suffered an abdominal hemorrhage. The couple had no children. Banner and his wife recently bought a home in France and they were in Vienna awaiting a shipment of furniture when the actor was stricken Bob Crane, the star of "Hogan's Heroes," said he was saddened by the death of .Banner and that the time they worked together "was six of the happiest years of my life. He was the man in real life that he played in the show." Banner established himself as an actor in pre-Hi- tlejr Germany, but he fled that country for the United States in 1939. Unable to speak English, he memorized his lines phonetically when he appeared in New York plays. He later moved to Hollywood for a short JOHN BANNER As Sgt. Schultz .. time before joining the U.S. Army Air Corps, in which he served until 1945. When he returned to Hollywood after World War II, he appeared in a succession of motion pictures, including "The Blue Angel," "The , Interns," "The Story of Ruth," and "The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz." Banner played romantic roles in his early career on stage and in movies and then moved to character parts. His comedy role in "Hogan's Heroes," which ran for six years, established him firmly with television audiences. Big mouth Underworld Don Carlo GamWno spent two hours in the back room of · a Brooklyn police station Thursday because -his chauffeur was driving without a license. Police said they told the 70-year-old "Boss of Bosses" that he was free to go but he insisted on accompanying his driver,. James "Big Moulh" Fall- la, to the Avenue U sta- tionhouse. Once there, officers said, Gambino repeatedly urged Faille to "keep your mouth shut." Kailla has a reputation of living up to his nick-' name, a detective explained. Creator Dennis the Menace has a sister. Friends of cartoonist Hank Ketcham,' 52, said a daughter was bom Thursday to the cartoonist and his third wife, Rolande, in Geneva, Switzerland. The daughter was named Dania. Ketcham's only other child is a son, Dennis, 26, for whom the Dennis the Menace cartoon is named. Split The Washington office of Eric Sevarcid, the CBS commentator, said that he and his wife, the former lielen Marshall, have ' separated. .Mrs. Sevareid was to have gone to Italy. There was no indication whether the Seyareids planned legal action involving the separation. Rap prayer II, Rap Brown opened his attempted murder trial Thursday with a 15- minute statement beginning "praise be to Allah" and ending "truth the eye of the storm and I myself am no more than a , raindrop looking tot a fertile place to fall.'.' Brown and three code- fendarits are accused in a 24-count Indictment of the attempted murder of policemen, the robbery of an upper West Side Manhat- . tan bar and illegal possession of weapons, Brown, acting as his own co-counsel, stood in front of the bench, held his arms out, closed his eyes and said: "Praise be to Allah." Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arnold Fraiman interrupted to inform Brown, a Muslim, that prayers had no., place in opening statements. But' Brown- continued, describing his religious and philosophical convictions, sometimes in poetic terms. Pushups The Amateur Athletic Union's first honorary physical fitness chairman is Sen. William Proxmire, the Wisconsin Democrat . and jogger. To show that he rated the honor, the 57- year-old Proxmire did 75 pushups in 59 seconds, saying it was nothing compared with the 250 pushups he has done every morning for the last 43 years. r SAVE $20 TO $30! 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