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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Tuesday, August 17, 1971
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6-A CORPUS CHRIST! TIMES, Tues., Aug. 17, 1971 Barnes Critical Of Immunity Granted Sharp SAN ANTONIO (f) -- Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes said yesterday that .granting financier Frank Sharp immunity in exchange for his testimony can lie compared to granting Al Cappne immunity to testify against one of his henchmen, "There he is, an admitted felon, with immunity," Barnes averred. "When has such a thing happened before, where the head man gets immunity to catch a lesser offender?" Barnes said he has never been in the position of having By Soviet JS VALLETTA, Malta UP) -The Soviet Union, which is said to be seeking air and naval facilities on this Mediterranean island, has told the new Maltese government it is "favorably ready to consider a request for economic assistance," informed sources said today. The offer was conveyed by Mikhail Smirnovksy, the Soviet ambassador to London and Malta, who came to Malta for the opening of the new parliament yesterday. He reportedly told Maltese officials that there would be no infringement of Malta's territorial integrity and sovereignty if the economic aid is accepted. Last Friday, the North At- 1 a n t i' c Treaty Organization bowed to demands by Prime Minister Dom Mintoff to give up its naval headquarters on the island. The alliance, however, hopes Malta will allow Britain and other NATO members to continue using military facilities here so they will be kept out of Soviet hands. Britain has been paying $12 million a year for naval facilities, but Mintoff is now demanding $72 million. He has not yet replied to a compromise offer from NATO of $91.2 million over the next 4^ years. to defend himself against such charges as those made by Sharp, and he noted he cannot even sue Sharp for slander. He has had lawyers brief him on that point, he said. T h e lieutenant governor, claiming he is the victim of "a political smear," said that John Osorio, a defendant in the Securities and Exchange Commission case growing out of stock purchases in National Bankers Life Insurance Co. financed by loans from the S h a r p s t o w n State Bank, claimed a conversation he (Osorio) allegedly had with Sharp involving Barnes never occurred. Sharp reportedly told- the SEC in his deposition that. Osorio came to his office shortly after the 1969 legislature passed two banking bills that Sharp and Osorio had w a n t e d , and Osorio told Sharp, "Well, Ben delivered for us," that Barnes was smarter than the rest and only deals in cash, and that it takes $20,000 to $25,000 a month for Barnes to keep his boat afloat. It is that conversation, Barnes said, which Osorio claims never took place. Declaring efforts to tie him into the stock scandals is "pure politics," Barnes noted that a district attorney in both Travis and Harris Counties said they were not calling him to testify because it hadn't been shown he had anything to do with the matter. "And the DA in Harris is a Republican," he added. The lieutenant governor said if the election was held today the charges might have some effect, but he predicted that by the time the elections roll around nine months from now he'll be completely vindicated. P r e s i d e n t Nixon's wage freeze may hold up state em- ployes' pay raises for 60 days, Barnes said, and the revenue sharins-welfare reform holdup may force the state to increase the size of the tax bill to be passed in 1972 by §60 million to $70 million. Barnes had a private dinner with several county officials at the St. Anthony last evening. Little OEP Takes On Big Assignment Wall Street Clean-Up Workers at Wall Street's New York Stock Exchange cleaned up the debris on the floor of the* exchange after the biggest one-day volume on record yesterday, following President Nixon's Sunday evening address unveiling federal actions to strengthen the economy. The Dow Jones Industrials Average rose 32.93 points to 888.95, its highest leap ever, while a total of 31.72 million shares were traded, also a record. (AP Wirephoto) VIRGINIA SCHOOL SUIT rban-Suburban By BEN A. FRANKLIN © New York Times News service RICHMOND - The trial opened here yesterday in one of the most f a r - r e a c h i n g school desegregation cases since the Supreme Court's 1954 decision against "separate but equal" education for blacks. The Richmond City School Board is asking Federal Dis- triqt Judge Robert R. Merhige Jr., to approve a broad solution to a racial quandary that troubles many urban centers. The problem is that in a city whose school population is two-thirds black and rapidly b e c o m i n g blacker, even court-ordered crosstown busing of pupils -- which Merhige has already put into effect -will not reduce the large black majorities in many schools. There simply are not enougii whites left to be bused, and the whites who remain are House Colls Less Frequent In South and Large Cities By C. G. RfcDANIEL AP Sclenco Writer CHICAGO - A patient with a high fever is more likely to be visited at his home by his doctor if he lives in a small Midwestern town than if he lives in (lie South or a big city. And he's more likely to receive a house call if his physician is over 35. These were among results of a survey of American physicians conducted by the biweekly m a g a z i n e Modern Medicine, published in Minneapolis. House calls are most prevalent in Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota, Maine, Mon- Anti-American ns SAIGON ID -- South Vietnamese police tore down election campaign signs last, night, showing President Nixon with a Hitler mustache and a large black "X" across his face. The signs were put up by Tran Tuan Nham, a candidate for the National Assembly's lower house, whose campaign slogan is "Oppose the U.S.-Save our country." Nham was arrested and held for 24 hours las' week after he took part in a public protest on behalf of another candidate, Nguyen Xuan Lap, a Buddhist student leader and army lieutenant, who is in jail for distributing antigovernment leaflets. tana, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. They are made least often in Hawaii, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee. Texas and South Carolina. The m a g a z i n e received 25,538 replies in a poll of its readers and found 64 per cent of the respondents will to go to patients' homes. The magazine said making 'house calls "is clearly shown to be a diminishing practice -especially in larger cities." Of those who make house calls, more than half make at least five a month, 35 per cent make 10 or more and 13 per cent average 25 or more. Of the 9,100 physicians who said they do not 'make house calls, 78 per cent make arrangements to see patients in hospital emergency rooms. Sixty-nine per cent of those who make house calls said they make fewer such calls now than five years ago, and 78 per cent charge more now than then. Just over half of the responding doctors oppose using paramdeical personnel, such as nurses, to make house calls, but younger physicians were more in favor than older ones. Seven of 10 doctors over age 50 said they make house calls, while 63 per cent of those 35 to 49 do, and 50 per cent of those under 35. Eighty per cent of the physicians under 35 said they prefer to see patients in hospital emergency rooms. Physicians in the larger areas showed a marked preference for seeing patients in a hospital emergency room. fleeing to the suburbs of this capital city of Virginia. But the school populations of Richmond's two conservative and affluent bedroom suburbs, Henrico and Chesterfield counties, are each about 90 per cent white, so the Richmond School Board is asking for a court-ordered "metro" school system merging the Richmond, Henrico and Chesterfield systems. T h e consolidated district would be two-thirds white. The city concedes that a merger would mean more black students for the counties, but it says that no school board would have as many as 30 per cent blacks. Merger would also mean more long-distance busing to achieve a white majority in each school, but the city argues that little more busing would be required than is going to be ordered by Judge Merhige this year anyhow. Merhige has indicated that he may favor consolidation. Months ago he warned the three school jurisdictions to begin preparing for a merger in case he ordered it this fall. If he does, he will make this the first federal court in the country to put into effect for racial reasons the urban-suburban school plan proposed in a 1965 law lecture by Judge J. S. Wright of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Based on its own broad decision last April upholding busing, the significance of the Richmond case is that it could ADVERTISEMENT Now Many Wear FALSE TEETH With More Comfort They know a denture adhesive can help. FASTEETH® Powder gives dentures a longer, firmer, steadier hold. You feel more comfortable . .. eat more naturally. Why worry? Get FASTEETH Denture Adhesive Powder. Dentures that fit are essential to health. See your dentist regularly. If you suffenfrom simple every day nervous tension then you should be taking B.T. tablets for relief. 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Let us tell you about the wonderful world of total education that awaits your son or daughter at San Marcos Academy, where the road to college begins. Fall Semester for Grades 3-12 begins September 6, 1971. I fW;1 San Marcos Academy I Send me information packet Name_ Street- City _ Stat* -Zip. Tetephone_ Mail to: San Marcos Academy, 700 Academy St., San Marcos, Tex. 78666 force the Supreme Court to grapple for the first time with the whole question of whether suburban jurisdictional lines can be maintained against claims that they caused de facto discrimination in education in violation of the Constitution. The case here is unusually complex and confusing; there are nearly three dozen defendants represented by pq fewer than 14 lawyers, including the attorney general of Virginia. The suit asks the court to order the state to effect the school merger. The plaintiffs, Richmond parents represented by four lawyers of the NAACP Legal D e f e n s e a n d Educational Fund, Inc., are not carrying the burden of the case. That is because, in recent months, the city school board has u n d e r g o n e a radical change in a go-slow desegregation policy. The board, not the Negro plaintiffs, has become the suburban cpunties' chief courtroom adversary. By H-JOOST POLAR © Newtiouse News Servle* WASHINGTON - The "dis- a s t e r room's" telephones started rining the moment the President finished his speech. And they haven't stopped since. President Nixon assigned the Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) to monitor the 90-day wage-price freeze he imposed Sunday night and t h e windowless third-floor room from which the small, obscure agency rides herd on disasters from earthquakes to hurricanes became an instant nerve center for Hie nation's economy. "We generally call this the disaster room." said George A. Lincoln, OEP's director Test Firing Delayed by Stray Ship CAPE KENEDY, Fla. OP) The nuclear submarine Oasi- mir P u l a s k i successfully launched a multiple warhead Poseidon missile yesterday after delaying the shot 32 minutes because a ship wandered into the launch area 30 miles offshore. The Poseidon popped from beneath the ocean surface and hurled its warhead package toward a bullseye area more than 2,000 miles down the Atlantic test range. · It was the 18th underwater test firing for the weapon, which is capable of delivering up to 10 nuclear bombs to separate targets. The Poseidon was declared operational last March and the first rockets are being de- p l o y e d aboard submarines which have .completed test and training laiinchings off Cape Kennedy. The Pulaski is the seventh sub to complete. its program here. All seven have been modified after serving on patrol for several years with the earlier Polaris missile. The launch was delayed until the unidentified tanker steamed out of the area. It was in danger of being hit by falling pieces if the rocket had blown up. since February, 1969. "But it's the operations room now, even though we're applying the same techniques we use in a disaster." Telephones were scattered around a table and desk in the d i s a s t e r room: and shirt- sleeved men were answering them as fast as they could, fielding questions from employers, unions, salesmen, car dealers and city governments. The men answered what questions they could, sometimes referring to "guidance" forms giving answers to the most commonly asked questions. Others were carefully written out and tossed in a wooden 'question box" for analysts to answer later. Borrowing Personnel Meanwhile, higher OEP officials were borrowing personnel from other agencies -- including the Labor and Housing and Urban Development Departments -- and forming them into 12 to 15-man teams which will be sent out to "monitoring" offices in 10 cities. ' "We've had contingency, plans for a price-wage freeze since the 1950s," Lincoln said. "They were supposed to apply in a military emergency, but they work the same way in this sort of situation." Lincoln said the regional offices -- in rented space in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Kansas City, Denver, San F r a n c i s . c o and Seattle ~ should tie in operation "by tomorrow afternoon." Exactly how those offices will be run -- whether they will sit back and wait for complaints of violations of the President's order or actively seek them out -- has not yet been decided. "We'll get some complaints in," Lincoln said. "But the degree of intensity with- whicft we'll search for violations is something we still have to think about." OEP spokesmen said the agency will pass any such violations on to the President's newly-appointed "Cost-of-Living Council," which will in turn hand them to the Justice Department for prosecution. There are no criminal sanctions for violating the order, but fines up to $5,000 can be levied. Lincoln said he and his 308- member agency have been working on a . m o n i t o r i n g mechanism since late Saturday, when he was called back from a Colorado vacation celebrating his 35th wedding "I was host at a party for people who were in our wedding," he said. "I borrowed a plane from the superintendent of the Air Force Academy and came back." The Office of Emergency Preparedness is a descendant of the National Security Resources Board, set up in 1947 as the executive branch's Civil Defense office. Young Skyjacker Due Psychiatric Testing MOBILE, Ala. tf) - Psychiatric examinations were ordered yesterday for a Mobile teen-ager who pleaded guilty last week to the March sky- Jacking of a jetliner. U.S. District Judge Virgil Pittman was to s e n t e n c e Thomas Kelly Marston, 16, yesterday, but delayed the decision 60 days pending a report on examinations. Marston, who pleaded guilty last Thursday to hijacking a National Airlines let from Mobile to Miami, Fla., was released to the custody of his parents. He entered his guilt plea to a specific charge of "assaulting, intimidating and threatening crewmen of an aircraft with a weapon so as to interfere with the 'performance of their duties." The/charge has a penalty on conviction of any number of years up to life imprisonment. But Pittman noted that Marston could be sentenced under the Youth Corrections Act. Marston boarded a morning flight bound for New Orleans last March, pointed a loaded .38-caliber pistol at two stewardesses, and forced them to take him to the pilot, Capt. Robert L. Carter, officers said, Carter said the boy ordered him to disembark the passengers and fly to Canada. But while flying over Knoxville, Term., Carter talked the youth into giving up. Sears FOR YOUR BAGK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPING -J Leopard Street

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