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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Monday, August 16, 1971
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6C CORPUS CHRISTI TIMES, Mon,, Aug. 16, 1971 Irish Catholics Urged Not To Pay Rent, Taxes Named Queen ^*» Miss Sylvia Villarreal of 777 Sharon was named Queen of the Feria de las Flores here during a weekend of festivities at Memorial Coliseum. Runners up in the competition for the title were Miss Libby Salinas; first runner-up, and Miss Maureen Luna, second runner-up. The event is sponsored annually by the League of United Latin American Citizens with proceeds going to the LULAC Council I Scholarship Fund. Miss Villar- reai will receive a $150 scholarship. Miss Norrna Sierra was picked Most Congenial. Miss Diane Acosta won the Chairman's Award. By COLIN FROST BELFAST, Northern Ireland (jfl r- Roman Catholic political leaders called last night for a campaign of nonviolent civil disobedience until the government of Northern Ireland releases all the prisoners it is h o l d i n g without trial or charge. Nine of the 13 opposition members of the provincial parliament signed a statement urging the province's 500,000 Catholics to embark on a Gandhian disobedience campaign against the internment law invoked a week ago by Prime Minister Brian Faulkner. British .soldiers rounded up more than 300 persons suspected of being fighters for the terrorist Irish RepiMican Army, and at least 26 persons were killed in the week of rioting that followed. The legislators said their plans include refusal to pay local taxes and rents. Meanwhile, Bernadette Devlin, the fiery 23-year-old C a t h o l i c member of the British Parliament from Northern Ireland, called for p r o t e s t strikes against the Protestant provincial government and the 12,500 British troops trying to keep down the violence in the six Ulster counties. There was a weekend lull in the rioting, but snipers fired at. an army patrol hear the center of Belfast, but there were no injuries. Two bombs were planted in a university residence, but did not go off. Other explosions were heard in the capital and in Londonderry, stores and buildings were damaged, and street 'mobs confronted the troops in both cities. Masked terrorists reportedly kidnaped a Londonderry policeman as a hostage for the interned prisoners and took YACHT HUACKE By PETER'T..SUM ; : ..YOKOHAMA, Japan W -Three American yacht crew-: ; men a b a n d o n e d off the ' H a w a i i a n coast by a trio of gunmen who hijacked their - boat Aug. fi arrived in Japan ·' today and said they were - or- dered to jump overboard" and . at.first were denied lifejackets and a raft. i They told officials here the : hijackers boarded the 75-foot Kamalii, owned by millionaire ; oilman Larry Dohcny of Los ( Angeles and Honolulu, while the yaclit was .moored at Waikiki's Ala Wai harbor. . ''This is a stickup." the hijackers told them, "do as we tell you or we shoot you." Then they put out to sea. Robert Waschkeil. 49, of Huntington Beach, Calif., the captain of the yacht, said the gunmen handcuffed and tied their hands and feet. "\Ve were in our underwear because they took away our clothes," he said. "Later we asked lliem for .some clothes, and they gave back our pants." Chiropractors Hit AMA ' ' MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. W -- · The American Chiropractic Association national legislative chairman has charged the American Medical Association with irresponsibility and dereliction of duty in connection , with the AMA's stand against ; chiropractic inclusion in Medi' care. ''The AMA is irresponsible ': to the health needs of the pufo- ; lie, especially the poor," Dr. ..Robert L. Thatcher, a St. Paul chiroproclor, said in a report to MCA's board of directors. Thatcher added that chiropractic leaders have no quarrel with scientific medicine. "The problem docs not lie with the competent, local medical doctor, but rather with the politically oriented AMA. The AMA is attempting to bias the average local medical doctor against tin- chiropractic profession," he said. New Nation BAHRAIN (S.1 -- Bahrain, the Persian Gulf island which declared its formal independence from Britain last week, nvill be known officially as the "Slate of Bahrain" and its rul- . er, Sheik Kssa Ben Salman al Khalifa, as the "Emir of Bahrain," it was announced today. The 13 members of the State Council will be styled ministers instead of head's of department as before. The next day the hijackers · told them to "jump over-board" and "I had to .plead for 10 minutes before they gave us life jackets and the raft," said Waschkeit. The other two crewmen were Frank Power, 47, of Newport Beach, Calif., the first mate, and John Freitas, 52, of Hunt- tington Beach, the cook. They drifted for four hours before the Italian freighter Be- navir rescued them 140 miles southwest of Honolulu. The raft was equipped with water and medical supplies, but no food. U.S. Coast Guard officers caught up with the $150,000 Kamalii on Aug. 9 some 275 miles at sea, and arrested Kerry D. Bryant, 25, of Los Angeles; Michael R. Melton, 24, of Bakersfietd, Calif., and Mark E. Maynard, 27, of Lew- islon. Idaho. Two Charged in Burglary Cases Two persons were charged today in justice of the peace court with burglary. Jose Salas, 17, of 4200 Surfside, was charged with breaking into Sims" Meat Market, 1010 S. Staples. Emilio Salomon, 29, of 1001 Dunbar, was accused of breaking into the home of Adela Gonzales, 807 S. Port. him across the border in an ambulance to the Irish Republic. The kidnap victim was reported to be Constable Daniel Barr, a Catholic member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary who earlier in the night was beaten by an angry Catholic mob in Londonderry. Barr was saved from the mob by a group of Roman Catholic priests and a Protestant army chaplain. A priest who reportedly accompanied him in the ambulance said he was "not in too bad shape." Politico! Role Urged For Teachers SAN FRANCISCO UP) -- David Selden, president of the American F e d e f a t i o n of Teachers, said today the 250,000-member t e a c h e r union should actively support a presidential candidate. He spoke before 1,000 delegates to the 55th annual AFT convention. Asserting that there can.'lbe no neutrals," Selden said: "President Nixon has established an unprecedented record: He is the only president ever to veto two educational appropriation bills." The teacher leader also attacked performance contracts in public schools under which a private concern using its own systems agrees to raise the reading or math grade of students and is paid only if it reaches predetermined goal. As a result of performance contracting, Selden said, "a nationwide scandal of major proportion is developing which will further discredit the entire educational enterprise." In one instance, he said, a firm has been found to be teaching essentially to prepare students for the test. Bride Gets Phone Call From Nixon WINTER PARK, Fla. (fl -With President Nixon wishing her a' "happy wedding .day" blonde, 20-year-old Sarah Gurhey was married Saturday to Michael Stoner, a Florida State University senior. When the telephone rang at her home a few hours before the ceremony, the daughter of Republican Sen. Edward Gurney said she thought it was another last-minute hitch. But when she lifted the receiver, Miss Gurney found herself talking to the President, who had placed the call from Camp David. Nixon wished Miss Gurney and her bridegroom a "long and happy life together." Miss Gurney said afterwards the President had commiserated with her over the showery weather and gray skies. "He recalled the bad weather when his daughter Tricia got married earlier this year," a Gurney aide said. Several hundred people attended the service at the First Congressional Church here. TNT Found in Dallas Apartment DALLAS-UP) -- Police arrested a Dallas electrician yesterday after they found a quarter of a pound of Army issue TNT at his apartment. Sgt. K. W. Heard said the man (old officers friends had the explosive at his apartment. By The Associated press President Nixon's proposals for improving the economy have won qualified b.pprnval from a number of business and labor leaders, but some said the plans do not £0 far enough. The heads of two of the Big Three automakers praised the President's move but an executive of a textile m a n u f a c t u r - ers group said the proposals "just won't get Ihe job done." No comment was immediately available from the N a t i o n a l Association of Manufacturers. An AFL-CIO spokesman said the labor organization probably would comment on the moves later today. AFL-CIO President George Meany has previously endorsed wage and price controls if applied equitably across the board. , The General Telephone Co. of Florida 'and the International Brotherhood of Telephone Workers agreed immediately af- · tcx Nixon's speech to extend a work contract in. compliance with the wage-price free/e order. "I am pleased with the President's approach to those problems which have a bearing on all business," .said James M. Roche, chairman of General Motors Corp. "He has taken the initiative in identifying some of these problems and coming to grips with them." He said the President's proposal for repeal of the 7 per cent automobile excise tax was a "good step in the right direction and will help make our cars more competitive with the foreign imports." Roche .said removing the excise tax will trim about $190 off the price of GM'.s new cars--with the savings going into the pocket of the consumer. Despite Roche's statement, a GM spokesman said he could not comment on whether the company will consider the freeze to extend to price increases already announced for 1972 models. The hikes at GM--as at Ford and Chrysler Corp.--amounted to 4 to 5 per cent. Lynn Townsend, chairman of Chrysler Corp., said last week that one of the quickest and most effective ways to revive the economy would be lo abolish the 7 per cent federal excise tax on new automobiles. A Chrysler spokesman said last, night that the company was "delighted" by the President's proposal on the tax. There was no immediate comment from the Ford Motor Co. W. Ray Shockley, executive vice president of the South Carolina Textile Manufacturers Association, commented: "Anything that attempts to establish some order out of Ihe chaos in international trade in which the textile business finds itself will be welcome. "But 10 per cent just won't get the job done," he said, referring to the President's announcement of a 10 per cent surcharge on all imports except those limited by quotas or not subject to duty. "One, the Japanese don't have antitrust laws and their manufacturers can organize and collaborate in cartels," said Shockley. "Second, the Japanese'can get their government to subsidize their exports." John A. Stastny, president of the 55,- 000-mcmber National Association of Home Builders, said "President Nixon has taken bold but decisively logical steps to halt growing inflation in the economy." Morris Less, chief Teamsters Union negotiator in a Northern California strike that has idled 50,0(10 construction workers, said he doubled the wage and price freeze would affect contract negotiations. Ellsberg Passes Reporters Dr. Daniel Ellsberg, with his wife at his side, . walked past reporters outside the Federal building in Los Angeles today en route to arraign- merit on federal charges of ·illegally possessing the secret Pentagon papers dealing with U.S. involvement in southeast Asia. (AP;Wirephoto) New Dea By BARRY SCHWEID WASHINGTON «V-- President Nixon called his fighting . defense of the dollar the most comprehensive new economic . policy undertaken by the United Slates in four decades. And well it might be. Nixon's declared enemy is inflation and "international m o n e y speculators." His objective is to protect the American businessman and worker from a dazzling influx of cheaply produced consumer goods. His purpose, he told the nation last night is "to open the door to a new prosperity." Four decades ago, Franklin D. Roosevelt was the man in the White House. His enemy was depression; his objective was to put America to work gain. "I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a New Deal for the American people," he said in his speech accepting the presidential nomination i n 1932. The most revolutionary act by FDR in the first"'''Hundred. Days" was to take the United States off the gold standard;; No longer would government bonds and bills above $20 be paid for in "gold coin." The stock market went up. The drain of gold to Europe- stopped. In 1934, the dollar with reduced in value from l-20th of an ounce of gold to l-35th. Now, in 1971, with somewhat the same sort of verve, Nixon Ancient Bones Found in Cave NASHVILLE, Tenn. m -Construction workers clearing a site for Nashville's new First American National Bank building have uncovered a cave containing human bones and a tusk believed to have belonged to a saber-tooth tiger.- The saber-toothed tiger has been extinct for 10,000 years. Robert B. Ferguson, president of the Southeastern Indian Antiquities Survey, Inc., said the cave was discovered beneath 20 feet of solid rock. He said there are only a few such finds in North America, and archeologists have spent years studying them. Horses Must Have Permits ALBUQUERQUE (iB -- Out- of-state horses may be accepted for the 1971 New Mexico State Fair exposition only if" they have permits from the New Mexico Livestock Board, officials said this weekend. Those from states quarantined because of the recent epidemic of Venezuelan horse sleeping sickness must have health certificates from veterinarians to confirm that they have been vaccinated at least 14 days prior to entry. Blast Hurts 17 GAZA .Wi -- A grenade exploded in the market of Gaza City today, wounding 17 Arabs, the Israeli army said. It was believed thrown by guerrillas trying to revive a general strike that petered out after four hours Saturday when the Israelis began welding locks on shuttered shops. Boat Burglary S h e r i f f s deputies today were investigating Ihe report of a burglary of a 'ooat in the ship channel owned by Cities Service Oil Co. Inflation I $ Enemy is cutting the dollar loose to find its own value in world markets. Immediately ' canceled is the United States' 37- year offer to buy gold at $35 an ounce. , . . , The dollar really is being devalued in the sense that it will take more of them to buy ·a foreign car.- Spent abroad by a traveling American it probably will buy less. If Nixon's economic plan works, there may be fewer Volkswagens and Toyotas on American highways. Business and the stock market will rebound, as they did for FDR, and unemployment will drop. The nation will, as Nixon predicted, blaze a trail toward "the new prosperity." In at least two o*her re- '· spects there are parallels between Nixon's "New Economic Policy" and Roosevelt's "New Deal." Both presidents moved to impose price ceilings. But tried to cut into the federal payroll. Title 1 of the National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933 set Seen some · maximum prices and businessmen were unhappy. In .1935, the Supreme Court declared Title I unconstitutional. Under the Economy Act-of 1933 all federal appointees took at least a 15-per-cent salary cut but the cuts were res- ; stored by the end of the year. Nixon, for his part, is freez-' ing all prices, as well as : wages and rents, for at le.ast 90' days. To check the rise in the cost of government, he is postponing pay raises and cutting employment 5 per cent. Like Roosevelt, he is taking some big steps. Will Wilson Implicated in Article on Sharp Testimony HOUSTON if) -- In a copyrighted article. The Houston Chronicle said today',Frank W. Sharp has, testified. that former Texas ,,· Atty. ,Gen. Will Wilson gave him, the formula on how he and his' could boost the capitalization of the now defunct Sharpstown State Bank from $500,000 to $12* million; " The Chronicle published nearly a fullpage of quest'ons and answers said to be direct testimony by Sharp during five days the Houston financier gave depositions here last week to attorneys for the Securities Exchange Commission. Sharp is among 28 defendants named in a Jan. .18 civil injunction suit filed in Dallas by the SEC and alleging stock manipulation. ' Since then, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has taken over the defunct bank for l i q u i d a t i o n a n d another Sharp-controUed firm and defendant in the SEC action, the National Bankers Life Insurance Co., has gone into receivership. The chronicle last week published what it said was Sharp's testimony on how Wilson advised him to make the $4 million down payment on purchasing the insurance company although the bank's limit to one borrower was $3 million. Wilson, now head of the U.S. Justice Department's criminal division has denied charges by U. S. Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez of San Antonio that he instigated the SEC investigation in a political vendetta aimed at state Democratic leaders. After serving as attorney general, Wilson switched to the Republican Party. In today's article the Chronicle' said Sharp testified ihe $12 million in recapitalization, of the bank was raised in three ways--$6 million by transferring the deed for the 10-s t o r y Sharp.stown Bank building and other Sharp properties to the bank from the Sharpstown Realty Co., $3 million from the sale of land by the realty company to affiliated interests, and $3 million borrowed by Sharp and two sons-in-law, W. D. Haden H and Claude Hooten, from the Jesuit Fathers, who obtained the money on loans from the bank. Sharp, in giving last week's depositions, was questioned by James E. Sims, an SEC attorney. The Chronicle story in part, gave this account of part of the questioning: Q: First of all, did you seek and obtain any adv'ce from anyone concerning how the family might put in the $9 mil-' lion, the six and three? A: Yes, our attorney at that time was Will Wilson and he gave me a formula in which ;-to do it. Earlier, Sharp was 'quoted as telling Sims that lie;'Cecil Haden, a Shell dredgmg; exec- · utive; L. C. Owens, A title and .abstract executive; and the Jesuit Fathers each .borrowed $1 million from the Sharpstown Bank for the $4 million' down payment for the $7.5 million insurance company purchase from former Gov. Allan Shivers. Q: Now do you recall having any discussions with Mr. Wilson concerning the fact that the borrowing of $4 million by you or one of your related entities would be in excess of the legal limit? Here, Morton Su'sman, attorney for Sharp, interrupted to say: "Just answer that 'Yes' or 'No', if you please Mr. Sharp." A: No. Sims was related as continuing the same line of questioning. Q: And did you in this transaction* look to Mr. Wilson for legal advice concerning the legalities of the borrowing of the funds or any other legal matter surrounding: the acquisition of National Bankers Life stock? A: Well -Q: Was he the prime attor- ney whom you looked to? A: Yes. * Q: Was there any other attorney who you looked to oUt: - '.er than Mr. Wilson concerning, those matters? A: Not at that time, I don't believe. Skipping some testimony; Q: . 'Do you 'recall, Mr; Sharp, if you in fact borrowed or caused to be borrowed some or ail of the $3.5 million to pay the balance to Gov. Shivers- from National Bankers Life Insurance Co.? A : I a m sure I did. . ' · . ' Skipping some testimony; Q: Who might you have discussed the financing of the balance of (he payment owed on the purchase price-of NBL stock with, other than Mr. Joe Novolny then president of Sharpstown State Bank and Judcje Wilson? Anyone else that you can recall? A: I can't recall anyone else at this time. A: Did you look to botfj Judge Wilson and Mr. Novotny concerning (he arrangements for financing the balance of the purchase price on the purchase of NBL from Gov. Shivers? A: Yes. Q: Did you look to anyone else other than those two'peo- plc? A: As far as I know, No. ' ifti THi "^^^^·TJ^W^ if"" $N"^WV^^^^^S^?- Army Pfc. Charlie J. Havrda, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie F. Havrda of 922 Omaha, recently received the Air Medal for action during an aerial flight in support of ground operations in Vietnam. His wife, Lora, lives at 1125 Vernon. Havrda is a graduate of Miller High School. Coast Guard Seaman Ret. Roger W. Janosek, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albin R. Janosek of 4402 Marie, graduated recently from the Coast Guard Training and Supply Center, Alameda, Calif, Janosek i s - a 1989 graduate .of Carroll High School. He attended Del Mar College. . : The League of Women Voters will have a unit meeting at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Greenwood Branch Library, 4044 Greenwood Drive. Mrs. Dale Owens and Mrs. Arluro Vasquez will report on boards and commissions appointed by the city council and county commissioners. Air Force Staff Sgt. Oscar Canales has recently been assigned to dufy at Korat Royal Thai, Air Force Base in Thailand. Canales, a recreation facilities specialist, is the son of Mrs. Elodia Lozano of IftOl Bluntzer and Oscar Canales of 145 Westgard. Robert Q. Wcsterup will address the Sertoma Morning Club at 7 a.m. tomorrow at Athens Restaurant, 2020 S. Staples. The Gulf Coast Gem Mineral Society will meet in the Assembly Room of the Corpus Christi State National Bank tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. A program on field identification of rocks and minerals will be presented. Guests are welcome. Carl R. Stenger III, director of development and youth activities for Civitan International, will be the guest speaker at the Corpus Christi Civitan Club luncheon meeting at noon tomorrow at the Petroleum Club. "Dealing with the Child In the Parent" will be topic of a speech by Dr. Richard Austin when Parents Without Partners, inc., meets at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at a general session at the Mercantile Bank Building.

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