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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Wednesday, August 18, 1971
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2A CORPUS CHRISTI TIMES, Wed., Aug. IS, 1971 Nixon Is Said To Act AUSTIN W -- A nationally known economic adviser said today President Nixon ordered a wage-price freeze because he finally got the message that you "can't create confidence by talk -- the only way to create confidence is by action." But Dr. Walter Heller told a news conference that he did '·not know if three months will be long enough to work out the new system." Heller, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers to Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, spoke with newsmen prior to an address to a Texas Bankers Association workshop at the University of Texas. "It won't surprise you that I was not consulted by the Nixon administration" on the freeze, he said. Heller said he had heard that Treasury Secretary John Connally, former Texas governor, "was one of the skeptics within the (Nixon) administration . . . and it is my guess that he was saying we cannot stand pat. You've got to move." Asked ,why he thought Nixon ordered the freeze" when he did, Heller said new orders far durable goods had fallen off y the industrial production index had dropped .8 of one per cent last month and unemployment was up to 6 per cent. "He had to act," Heller said. Heller suggested the freeze might need six months to work, and he noted that Connally said in a news conference "he was making no promises" the freeze would end in 90 days. Asked about the voluntary aspects of the freeze,-Heller replied, "We must pray to the deities itxloes work." Because Nixon acted, Heller said, "The nation breathed a sigh of relief." However, Heller said, Nixon was saying "the patient is doing fine, but we're going to operate." Heller said what is now needed is a wage-price review board "lo put the pitiless spotlight of public opinion on the bad guys and praise the good guys." He said big business, big labor and representatives of the public should be meeting to "hammer out the ground rules" for moderate wage- price guidelines. Heller is now economics chairman at the University of Minnesota. of The Times Compiled From Times Wire Services -.. Alabama GOV. GEORGE WALLACE bowed his head as he was presented with a $10,000 award to be used in the establishment of the LURLEEN B. WALLACE Cancer Research program in Birmingham. 3IRS. ALEXANDER COTTONE of Clean, N. Y., national president of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, presented the award yesterday at the VFW national convention in Dallas. An equal amount will go to the Texas Southwestern School of Medicine in Dallas. The cancer aid and research program is one of the eight national service programs sponsored by the auxiliary. All Alioto Calvet Former heavyweight, boxing champion MUHAMMAD ALT has bowed out as grand marshal of the Watts Summer Festival parade. A boxing exhibition commitment in Trinidad forced the cancellation, officials said yesterday in Los Angeles. Another American Negro will be named to replace Ali, who was parade grand marshal in 1967, they said. The festival opens today'at. a park and commemorates the 1965 Watts riot. The parade is Sunday. San Francisco MAYOR JOSEPH-' L. ALJOTO's $12.5-million libel suit against. Look magazine is scheduled for retrial Dec. 1. LI.S. District Court Judge RUSSELL E. SMITH of Missouia, Mont., turned down a renewed motion by Look to dismiss the suit yesterday. "The only way to get rid of this case is to try it," Smith said. Alioto filed suit after Look published an article entitled "The Web That Links San Francisco's Mayor Alioto and the Mafia," on Sept. 23, 1969. The first trial's jury could not reach agreement. The 8-year-old adopted -son of actress CORINNE CALVET will receive $500 in monthly support from a millionaire. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge SAMUEL KUEKLAND ruled yesterday that Miss Calvet, 45, adopted the boy because DONALD SCOTT, 41, heir to a patent medicine fortune, pledged to join in the adoption after his divorce from another woman. The actress said she and Scott lived together for five years 'and lie supported the boy, Michael, for Ihree years until fhe couple separated. "No matter what the conduct of Corinne may he," the judge said, "the child is not. party to such a quarrel and conduct and should not be the victim of Scott's anger and change of intention." AT AGE 91 ·(·····MKaMMBMBHMHHMI German War Hero List Dies GARMISCH-PARTEN - KIRCHEN, .Germany (ji ~ Field Marshal Siegmund Wilhelm List, whose forces cracked the French Maginot Line in May 1940, died yesterday. He was 91. List's 12th Army broke through the Maginot Line between Sedan and Mezieres in the great World War II assault that ended with the fall of France. A year later, List prepared fhe German campaign against Greece. His troops broke through the Metaxas Line, occupied Salonika and entered Athens on April 25. 1941. At the start of the war he was in command of the southern German army in Poland. List resigned from his command on the southern Russian front. Sept. 10,. 1942, after differences of opinion \vith Adolf Hitler. The field marshal thought further operations in Russia \vould be useless. He retired to Garmisch-Par- tenkirchen, where American forces took him prisoner in 1945. An American tribunal in Nuernberg sentenced him to life in prison Feb. 21, 1948, but on Christmas day, 1952, the field marshal was released because of his ill health. Canada To Ask Tax Exemption OTTAWA W -- Finance Minister E. J. Benson cut: short a European holiday to meet his cabinet colleagues today to plan a hard-line campaign to gel. the United Stales (o suspend its import surcharges for Canada. He told newsmen after his arrival from Amsterdam he would telephone the U.S. Treasury secretary, John Con. naJly, later in the day to arrange a meeting, possibly by the weekend. He termed "very upsetting" the series of announcements made by President Nixon Sunday night, suspending U.S. official trading in gold at $35 an ounce -- in effect, allowing the U.S. dollar to devalue -and imposing extra duties of tip to 10 ( per cent on a wide range of manufactured goods. The 10 leading Western trading nations, of which Benson is chairman this year, will have to meet to discuss the situation, he said. Mitchell Sharp, foreign secretary and acting prime minister, called the cabinet, meeting to decide on the makeup of ;t delegation t h a t will .co !·· Washington to seek an exemption for Canada from the import .surcharges. Sailor's Trial Is Postponed MANILA ff -- The murder trial of U.S. Navy Seaman Ap- rentice Steven Lee Mullen was postponed for. five days today because his Filipino lawyer's father died. Mullen, 23, of Wichita, Kan., is charged with killing the 10- month-old son of his Filiyno wife. He has pleaded innocent. The trial opened Aug. 11 at Olongapo City, adjoining the Subic Bay U.S. Naval Base 45 miles northwest of Manila. Train Derailed An explosion of armed forces munitions heightened flames after a Burlington Northern railroad train derailed last night west of Ottumwa, iowa. The flames at right are from burning boxcars. The derailment occurred at' 5:40 p.m. ' (AP Wirephoto) 6 COUPLES AMONG NEW TEACHERS At least half a dozen husband-wife teams were among new teachers in the Corpus C h r i s t i Independent School District who reported for orientation this morning at Memorial Coliseum. Tiie husband-wife t, e a m s have arrived from throughout Uie state, according to information in the office of certified personnel director U.D. Heuslee. The couples and their present, assignments are listed · by Henslee's office as^follows: --Ricardo Almendarez, Jr.. at Browne Junior High School and his wife, Mrs. Diane Lopez Almendarez, at Sanders Elementary School. --Thomas John Purifoy at Coles Junior High School and Myrna Leticia Purifoy at Carroll High School. --Charles Oliver Bottoms at Miller High School and Linda Gay Bottoms at Cunningham Junior High School. --Rpdolfo Rene Calderon at Hamlin Junior High School and Diana Trevino Calderon at Fisher Elementary School. --Gary B. McAtee at Coles and Terri Sue McAtee at Lozano Elementary School. --Paul J. Snodgres at Carroll and Kathryn Snodgres at Lozano. Recruit's Death Investigated PARRIS ISLAND, S.C, «1 -Cardiac arrest is listed as the cause of death of a Marine recruit who collapsed yesterday while on a training run. A spokesman for the Parris Island Marine Recruit Depot said Pvt. Theodore Rucker, 18, of Baltimore, Md., was taking part in a scheduled 2i/2-mile run when he was fatally stricken. The spokesman said the recruit had no history of a heart, ailment, and an autopsy will be performed ti- deterrr»me what caused the heart.failure. Rucker had been at. Parris Island since July 9. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Otha E. Rucker of Baltimore. WIRETAP TRIAL Witness Says Hunt's Two Sons Took Over DALLAS W -- A one-time top aide to oilman H. L. Hunt says two sons by an earlier marriage and a nephew have replaced the elderly billionaire at the helm of his empire. A lawyer gave conflicting testimony. The aide, John H. Brown, former sales manager'fqr the HLH Food Products Division, gave testimony as a] ''preliminary to a wiretap trial now under way of two -private investigators from Houston. Brown testified that W. Herbert Hunt and Nelson Bunker Hunt, together with a nephew, Tom Hunt, took control of the business early in lOfi!), shortly before Brown and two oftier Hunt aides quit. The statements came in grand jury testimony ordered into evidence by U.S. Dist. Judge Joe Estes. On trial on charges of tapping the home telephone of three former Hunt aides and the senior vice president of Hunt Oil Co. are John Joseph Kelly, 27, and Patrick W. McCann III, .23. An FBI agent, William B. Holloman, ended testimony yesterday, confirming'that the wiretap investigation is continuing in regards to W. Herbert, Nelson Bunker and H. L. Hunt Jr., all children by Hunt's first marriage. The Houston investigators were indicted in May after Kelly was taken into custody by police in a car chase near the home of Paul M. Rothermel Jr., Hunt's former security chief. Rothennel resigned in November, 1969, liie day authorities learned his phone was tapped. He said H. L. Hunt "called me frequently and I called him occasionally." Rothermel said he had no telephone conversations in the period with W. Herbert Hunt and Nelson Bunker Hunt but talked frequently with Ray Lee Hunt, a son by the billion- aire'ssecond wife. | ; · Br)wn was one of those who resigned in 1069, George M; Cuny'us, senior vice 'president of Hunt Oil whose phone also was tapped, told the grand jury .that Hunt ''^eify- much in control" l»p.t}ie ? 'HBnt^ operations. '""'-' f - '·'"*^ Another witness was a lawyer, John W. Curington, who said he had no title but handled "all of his (Hunt's) activities," including 'oil, food, farming, ranching and politics, Trade Sought With Russians SAN JOSE, Costa Rica UP) -Costa Rica plans to send a trade mission to the Soviet Union to arrange the terms for commercial exchanges between the two countries. Costa Rica is highly interested in selling the Soviet Union coffee, bananas and other products, possibly in exchange for electrical plants, structural steel, road machinery, grain silos and agricultural equipment on a five-year plan. The mission is to be led by foreign minister Gonxalo Facio and industry and Commerce Minister Carlos Manuel Castillo and will include representatives of the coffee and banana growing industries. Irving Couple Hit By Burglar's Shots DALLAS Iff) - An Irving man and his wife were wounded early today in a prolonged shoolout with a hippie-type thug who entered their house in a burglary attempt. The invader escaped after September Oil Allowable 65.1 Per Cent of Potential AUSTIN W -- The Railroad Commission cut the slatewide oil allowable for the fifth consecutive month today, setting it at 65.1 per cent of potential for September. That is the lowest allowable since 62.9 per cent for part of August 1970. The September allowable will permit maximum production of 3,350,493 barrels a day ]oxt month, a decrease of 45,2fi4 from this month under a fifi.2 per cent, factor. Three of the 14 major purchasers of Texas crude asked for less oil in September than in August. Only Shell wanted more. Ten sought the same amount of oil next month as in August. Written nominations by buyers for crude oil in September totaled 3,218,430 barrels a day, a decrease of 24,032 from August nominations. Atlantic Richfield and Gulf reduced their nominations by 10,000 ban-els each at the last, minute, bringing the total nominations for September to 3,198,430 barrels a day, 44,032 fewer than in August. E. J. Henry of Atlantic Richfield said his company "continues to have a problem of high inventory." A spokesman for Gulf said the company had "excessive slocks" and was unable to sell crude -- "a problem I might observe seems to be industry- wide." The commission said the Bureau of Mines forecast for September demand of Texas crude totaled 3,315,000 barrels daily, a decrease of 100,000 from August. Texas' allowable has now skidded by 17 per cent since the reductions started in May. There has not been an 'increase in the allowable since November, when the market IMC!or nf R7.3 per cent was tho highest since wide-open 100 per cent production in 1048. From November the allowable was sliced to 83.5 per cent in December, 83.1 in January then held steady for three months at 82.1 per cent before the decline etarted In May. firing at. least six shots. David Duncan fired nine shots. "It was utter confusion and sheer terror --the worst night of our lives," said the Duncans, both 49. Police estimated the gun fight lasted seven or eight minutes. "He broke in through a window in a front bedroom," Duncan, a telephone equipment serviceman, said. "We flon'f: know if he took anything because he tore things up so badly.we can't check yet." The burglar's first shot went through Duncan's right foot throwing him off balance. A second shot hit Mrs. Duncan , standing behind her husband. Police took the couple to the Irving Community Hospital where both were treated and discharged. Before he was discovered the burglar had ransacked two bedrooms, torn up the bedding and llirown clothes in piles. "He was a young white man with long hippie-type hair," Duncan said. "From the wild way he screamed and ran around I figured he was hopped up on drugs." There is a crying need for those of us with camps between the George West Nueces River bridge and the lake at Swinney Switch to know what) the river level is at the Live Oak County seat rattier than at Three Rivers, which is 24 hours* flow upstream. How do we get the Highway Department to put a. gauge on the underpinning of the bridge or somewhere in the area so ive may tell more precisely what precautions to take? F. W. : The Highway Department ordinarily installs board gauges to show how deep water flows over roads at.low-water crossings. Therefore, your request was forwarded to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Geological Survey, Watei* Resources Division, at Austin. \ I. IX Yost sends you instructions for making k gauge using a stencil from heavy wrapping paper anfl . painting-smarks and numbers with lamp black arid.': linseed ;oil. Apply .the paint carefully or it will run. The. Highway Department at George West will - assist irCtho project, we are told. However, it is going to have to wait until the , current crests on Ihe Frio and the Nueces Rivers- pass or that paint will really be running. · · e A long time ago I-bought some dial locks ,for dial telephones. I can't remember the city or the company I bought them from. If you can find the address of anyone who lias them, please write it in Action Line. I have no phone. U. P., Kingsville. We were tempted to call and find out how you were going to lock up a telephone you don't have, but then thought it might be more fun io just wonder about, i t . ' · ' . ' · Any hardware store can order the dial locks for you through Corpus Christi Wholesale Hardware, Inc. These gadgets could be extremely handy for people with teen-agers who have boyfriends in Hong Kong. « · « I read the story about Mayor Ronnie Sizemore's protest to U.S. News and World Report asking for a correction in information published, by the magazine about tax rates of major cities. Metluiiks the mayor doth protest too much about the Corpus Christi tax'rale. What, place will we have in the tax lineup when city tax rates art; raised? Mrs. A. S. The total tax package for a resident here from all taxing agencies on a $25,000 home is $577, Mayor Sizemore says. You'll recall that some of the other cities had not reporter! county, hospital and school taxes in their tax package. "From information the city staff received last month at Austin, Corpus Christi would rate fourth, from the top," Sizemore says. "However, most cities in Texas will'be adopting budgets between the time the information was compiled and the first of the year. Fort Worth is considering a 15-cent increase. It is only logical to believe that many cities on the tax' information chart will have some sort of tax increase . . . and it is impos-' sible to know exactly what our standing will be until these cities have adopted new budgets." When the city, county, hospital district, schools, junior college district, etc., finally complete the new tax package, we have an uneasy feeling we're not even going to be glad to see old Santa this year. Does the service station at Laguna Shores Road and Caribbean have a permit to operate a iunk car lot? Mrs. J. M. O. No permit was issued for the junk lot, Public Works reports, A violation exists, the. city, says, and a complaint was filed last week in Municipal Court against the owner for violation of the zoning ordinance. : : 9 9 * · . You solved the problem of the sticky cars at Woodlawn Center. Maybe you can help us. At the Sage West Apartments and other places in the area, there is a strange, periodic interference on our television sets. Approximately every 15 minutes, a, loud static noise interrupts the sound and static lines cross the picture. Please don't tell us that the trouble is caused by bees. A. M. No, thai, buzzing wasn't caused by bees, a CPL spokesman says. It was caused by dirt on the transformer and the trouble was cleared by the washing of ' the late flooding rains. ; Next time, however, please iot the crows know when your problem is no longer a problem so the'v will not look for bugs that no longer exist in the line '

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