The Delta Democrat-Times from Greenville, Mississippi on August 6, 1973 · Page 14
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The Delta Democrat-Times from Greenville, Mississippi · Page 14

Greenville, Mississippi
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Monday, August 6, 1973
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Truce violations are up (MM-Delta SAIGON (UPD-Truce violations . increased again today in South Vietnam and heavy fighting was reported in the · Central Highlands and along the Central Coast, government military spokesmen said. They said 79 persons were killed in . the fighting. ! In four battles and two shellings in Quang Ngai province, on the Central Coast, 300 miles northeast of Saigon, 21 Communists, nine civilians and six government soldiers were slain and 26 government soldiers and 20 civilians wounded, Lt. Col. Le Trung Hien, spokesman for the Saigon command, reported. In another Central Coast shelling, Communist gunners fired 80 rounds of Nixon faces legal fights this week WASHINGTON (UPI)- President Nixon confronts two legal battles to release secret White House tapes of Watergate-related conversations in U.S District Court this week. The Senate Select Committee, hoping to finish the Watergate phase of its hearings by mid-week, will file suit against Nixon in an effort to force release of the tapes. White House lawyers go to court Tuesday to respond to another suit over the tapes filed by Special Watergate Prosecutor Archibald Cox. The tapes were made of White House conversations and telephone calls on special recording devices installed by the Secret Service at Nixon's request. Sen. Herman D. Talmadge, D-Ga., said Sunday Nixon would be "absolutely exonerated" if the tapes back up Nixon's version of how he learned details of the Watergate scandal. "If these tapes say what the President says they do, the evidence of Mr. (John W.) Dean will then be quashed and that's the only evidence that directly implicates the President," said Talmadge, a member of the Senate Watergate Committee. If the Dean testimony, and one or two other matters directly related to what Mr. Dean said, were demolished, the President would be absolutely exonerated," he said. Dean testified he had several 'meetings with Nixon beginning last Sept. 15 and the President indicated he knew about efforts to cover-up the scandal. But the President claims he first began to find out about the plot late in March. All of these meetings were recorded, but the President has refused to comply with subpoenas from Cox and the committee. Talmadge was interviewed on television (Face the Nation--CBS). 82 mm mortar shells into a government infantry position in Binh Dinh province, 275 miles northeast of Saigon, killing four government troopers and wounding four, Hien said. Hien said in three ground battles and two shellings in Kontum and Pleiku provinces in the Central Highlands, 245 miles northeast of Saigon, 33 Communists and six government soldiers died and 17 government soldiers were wounded. The government counted 113 truce violations in the 24 hours ending at noon today, six more than in the same period Sunday and the second highest noon-to-noon total since the Phase II cease-fire was proclaimed June 15. Nearly 38,000 battle deaths have been recorded in South Vietnam since the Jan. 28 cease-fire, Hien said. UPI correspondent Kenneth F. Englade reported from Phuoc Tuy province, 40 miles east of Saigon, that fighting along provincial Highway 329 between the province capital of Ba Ria and Xuyen Moc district town went into its third day today. Englade started up the highway toward Xuyen Moc this morning but found it cut about 10 miles northeast of Ba Ria, 12 miles south of Xuyen Moc. Englade said government infantry and the remnants of a Communist battalion were battling in a graveyard at close quarters, with barely 50 yards separating the two sides. Government troopers said they were attacked Saturday near a forest area which has been a long time Communist stronghold. Fighting has continued sporadically since then and resumed with a Communist mortar barrage this morning. President Nguyen Van Thieu told a crowd of South Vietnamese militiamen the Communists were preparing a new offensive in South Vietnam. "They are fighting more and more in Cambodia and Laos," Thieu said. "They still want to take over South Vietnam. They are preparing for a new offensive." , tr Early morning gardening chores continue as usual for Peter \X7r\i*]* /^nfvnifsio Goor S ian of Tamarac, Fla., despite the presence of a Lockheed rr OlK CUntinUeS Super Constellation which made an emergency landing Sunday in Georgian's backyard. The plane, belonging to the Happy Hours Air Travel Club, developed fuel line trouble returning from Tampa. All seven aboard walked away from the crash landing. John R. Beckwith BELZONI-John R. 'Beckwith, 89, died Sunday at the Belzoni Hospital after an illness. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Gooden Lake Baptist Church in Belzoni. The Rev. Bill McLendon will officiate. Burial will be in Belzoni Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home of Indianola has charge. Mr. Beckwith was a retired farmer and had lived in the Belzoni area for the past 33 years. He leaves six daughters, Ona Lee Beckwith of Belzoni, Mrs. Edith Thomas of Belzoni, Mrs. Ralph Swift of Booneville, Ark., Mrs. E. A. Hutcherson of Memphis, Mrs. Jessie Booth Jr., of Greenville, Mrs. Shelby McLendon Jr., of Jackson; five sons, G. Y. Beckwith, Raymond Beckwith, J. R. Beckwith Jr., and Robert Beckwith, all of Belzoni, and Hugh D. Beckwith of Southhaven, Miss.; one sister, Mrs. Mary Decker of Carrollton; two brothers, Charles Beckwith of Carrollton and Buster Beckwith of Neches, Tex.; 45 g r a n d c h i l d r e n a n d 2 8 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Emma B. Glenn Mrs. Emma B. Glenn, 96, died at Arnold Avenue Nursing Home in Greenville at 9:30 a. m. Sunday. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church. The Rev. Perry Claxton will officiate at the services. Burial will be 'in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Wells F u n e r a l Home has charge of arrangements. Mrs. Glenn was the widow of 0. D. Glenn who died in 1955. She had been a member of the First Baptist Church 48 years. At one time she. served as Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star in Greenville. Mrs. Glenn leaves two sons, T. G. Glenn and E. R. Glenn, both of Greenville; two daughters, Mrs. Inez Edwards of Bogart, Ga., and Mrs. Dudley Kurts of Greenville; six g r a n d c h i l d r e n a n d 1 6 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be W. C. Ferrell, Billy Ireland, Charles Rode, Teddy Shepherd, R. L. VanNorman and Jody Graham. Mrs. Countryman SWIFTOWN-Mrs. Minnie Mae ACTING Council agenda Greenville City Council will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to consider the following agenda: 1. Approve mlntuespf Council meeting held July 17,1973. 2. Approve accounts payable for month of June as follows: · Salaries Wages $227,291.28. · Supplies Expense 114,937.67. Contingencies 12,356.43 · Equipment 13^365^9] $367,951.07 3. Receive City Tax Collector's report for month of July, 1973.' 4. Receive bids for purchase of one Dry Chemical Extinguisher on skids. . 5. Authorized Purchasing Agent to advertise for bids for purchase of additional furniture for Municipal Airport building. 6. Public hearing on proposed amendment to City's Zoning Ordinance "Sec. 703. Pasturing and-or stabling of livestock prohibited". 7. Receive Protest to 1973 City and School and ad valorem tax assessments. 8. Adopt resolution to adopt 1973 Automobile Personal Tax assessment schedule for City and School District. 9. Receive objections to City's Intention to clean certain lots within the City and place cost on tax rolls. 10. Receive petitions from Cily Engineer to pave streets within City on Special Assessment Paving program. 11. Receive minutes and recommendations of Greenville-Washington County Planning Commission meeting held July 19 1973. Continued from page 1 Gray: "Yes, sir." Gray disclosed that he had vetoed a suggestion that an FBI agent who was a personal friend of James W. McCord Jr. be sent to interview McCord after his arrest in the Watergate. McCord, former security officer of Nixon Is re-election committee, was convicted of in January of all charges in connection with the break-in.. Gray said he did not think it was ethical to use McCord's friend in hopes of extracting a confession. Today, Gray acknowledged that "perhaps we would have broken the case" if he had permitted the McCord interview to occur. In a magazine article published last week, McCord charged that senior FBI a g e n t s w e r e p r o h i b i t e d f r o m interviewing him or searching his car and home for evidence. Gray, asked about what Dean and Ehrlichman said when they gave him the contents of Hunt's safe, said he had to "assume" they were acting on presidential orders. "I had to believe they were acting for the President," Gray said. "You assumed it (the order to destroy the papers) came from the chief executive of the United States of America acting in their capacities as subordinates?" Talmadge asked. "I made that assumption," Gray replied. "But Senator Talmadge, in fairness, decency and honesty, I cannot testify under oath that the President ordered them to do this. I assumed that." Gray also testified that after he admitted to Justice Department officials last spring that he had · d e s t r o y e d t h e s e n s i t i v e files, then-Attorney General Richard G. Kleindienst told him after talking with the President "there must be no implication that in burning these files there was any attempt of a cover-up at the White House." "And I told him (Kleindienst), I said, 'Dick, I clearly got instructions--I thought--to burn those files and I burned them and that's going to be my testimony." The documents--including a phony cable that appeared to implicate the Kennedy administration in the 1963 assassination of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem--were found in the White House safe of Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt Jr. shortly after the June 17,1972 bugging arrests. Gray testified that Dean and Ehrlichman turned them over to him on June 28 last year, saying they were "political dynamite and clearly should not see the light of day." He said he kept them six months, without looking at them and then burned them after Christmas along with his family's accumulation of holiday trash. "Who in your mind, when you were burning these files, did you think wanted them burned--the President, John Ehrlichman, John Dean, or somebody else?" asked R u f u s Edmisten, deputy chief counsel for the committee. "I really can't be sure of that," Gray replied. Skylab Space walk today HOUSTON (UPI)-With two slow cooling system leaks threatening the long-term life of America's space station, the Skylab astronauts went ahead with plans to walk in space today. They hope to install film in four solar telescopes and raise a new sunshade. Owen K. Garriott and Jack R. Lousma also were asked to look around . the outside of Skylab for the tell-tale yellow-brown stains of the leaking antifreeze, Inspect their crippled Apollo ferry ship and check for signs of damage from a weekend short circuit. Commander Alan L, Bcnn planned to monitor the/walk from Inside the ship's forward airlock module compartment. The oft-delayed venture outside was expected to take about 2-14 hours and run into the afternoon. Skylnb's cooling system problem, latest in a scries of troubles to plague the space station since launch 84 days ago, involved both the main and secondary mazes of plumbing Hint runs from large radiators on the outside skin of Skylab to internal cooling equipment, Since the astronauts noticed no leaks inside, flight director Donald Puddy said it was believed the cooling fluid wns being lost overboard. The cooling systems are used to cool 14 Monday, Aug. 6,1973 Delta Democrat-Times Greenville, Mississippi Skylab's batteries, its electrical equipment and the cabin air. Much of the delicate electrical apparatus cannot work more than a few hours without cooling. Skylab's frozen food uses another refrigeration system. Engineers calculated the primary system can last only 16 days at the rate it is .leaking--nearly one-tenth of a pmond of coolant a day--and the secondory system has an estimated lifetime of 60 dnys. Since all the equipment can work off the backup system, this means the current two month mission, with 50 dnys to go, will not be affected unless there arc additional leaks. The world Peron considers nomination BUENOS AIRES (UPI)--Former president Juan D. Peron, considered a shoo-in to regain power in elections next month, said Sunday he was not sure yet whether he would seek the presidency. The 77-year-old Peron said he would make up his mind only after consulting his doctors. Peron was nominated, as expected, as a candidate Saturday by , the Justicialista party and his wife Isabel, a onetime caberet dancer, was nominated for the vice presidency. Peron returned home in June from Spain after 18 years in exile and political experts consider him certain to run and certain to win. The nation New Orleans'landmark to fall NEW ORLEANS (UPI)-One of New Orleans' landmark hotels, the Sheraton-Charles, will be torn down to make way for a 1,080-room, 52-story hotel and office building complex. The development became public Sunday night in a joint announcement by Louis Roussel Jr., and Dr. Serafino Ferruzzi. Roussel is a New Orleans banker and oil man, Ferruzzi is an Italian financier. IRS liens are 'ridiculous 7 LOS ANGELES (UPI)--San Diego financier C. Arnholt Smith says an Internal Revenue Service demand of immediate payment of $22.8 million in personal income taxes is "asinine and ridiculous." "At some bureaucratic levels I am being attacked as a 'friend of President Nixon. It appears to me that some government zealots are anxious to develop a 'Little Watergate' in San Diego," Smith said in a prepared statement Saturday. Liens were filed in nine California counties against Smith whose holdings include all or part of two public companies, U.S. National Bank and Westgate-California Corp., the Westgate Plaza, a luxury hotel in San Diego, seafood canneries in San Diego and Puerto Rico and Yellow Cab Co. in Southern California and Phoenix, Ariz. He also owns 68 per cent of the San Diego Padres baseball club. The tax liens were filed for the year 1969. "I want to emphatically assert that I have been advised by my competent tax counsel that no such tax is due," Smith said. "This assessment by the IRS is another example of the continuous course of conduct by government bureaus to harass and intimidate me. "I am, therefore, determined to take whatever steps are necessary to clear my name from these misleading and contrived actions by certain agencies of the government." The Mid-Delta Man injured in accident Joseph L. Coley, 38, of 503 Pollock was admitted to General Hospital with lacerations on his head and a fractured left wrist following a one-car accident Saturday at the corner of Mam and Broadway. He was the passenger in a 1962 Chevrolet driven by Roy Johnson of 717 Shield, according to a police spokesman. Johnson apparently lost control of the car, hitting a light pole and fire hydrant, police said. Coley's condition was reported as satisfactory this morning. A General Hospital nurse said he was "resting well." Johnson was not injured in the accident, police said. Countryman, 36, of Pompado Beach, Fla., a former Swiftown resident, died Wednesday in a Pompado Beach hospital following a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Cypress Grove MB Church here with the Rev. Willie Ratliff officiating. Burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery. Delta Burial Corp. of Belzoni has charge. David Coleman David Charles Coleman, 19, of 1338 E. John St. in Greenville, died Sunday at King's Daughters Hospital after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be at 3 p. m. Tuesday in the Church of Christ on Main Street. Larry Roberts, minister, will conduct the services. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. National Funeral Home of Greenville is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Coleman was born in Greenville and attended Greenville Public Schools. He attended Mississippi Delta Junior College and Delta State College. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was an outstanding former member of the American Legion baseball team and played baseball in -high school and college. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Kathryn Jarnagin of Greenville; his father, Charles R. Coleman of Greenville; two brothers, Robert E. Coleman of Meridian and Jody A. Coleman of Yazoo City, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Inta Bennett of New Orleans, La. Active pallbearers will be Quinton Quails, David Ingram, Frank Smith, ' Mack Gower, Nicky Crawford and Mike Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be . members of the Greenville High School baseball teams of 1969-70-71; the American Legion baseball team that he played with, and all managers, and coaches of those teams. Mrs. Camille Herron Mrs. Camille Muffuletto Herron, 53, died at her home in Marietta, Ga. of an apparent heart attack Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Herron was born in Greenville, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Muffuletto. She was a graduate of St. Rose of Lima School in Greenville. The rosary will be said at 7:30 today at the chapel of the National Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be said at 10 a. m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Msgr. Thad Harkins will conduct the services. Burial will be hi Greenville Cemetery. National Funeral Home of Greenville has charge of arrangements. Mrs. Herron lived in Houston, Tex. with her family and later lived in Vicksburg, before moving to Marietta in 1967. She is survived by her husband, . Grady Lewis Herron, of Marietta; one son, Grady Lewis Herron Jr., a marine stationed at Paris Island, S. C.; two daughters, Mrs. Camille Diane Sutton of Memphis, and Mrs. Margaret Lynne Abraham of Vicksburg; one brother, Constant Muffuletto of Greenville; one sister, Mrs. Rosemary Taylor of Portland, Oregon, and one grandchild. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Muffuletto, Billy Muffuletto, Vincent P. Muffuletto, Jimmy McCoy Sr., Billy DaUriva and Al Fava. Arlee Piggs GLEN ALLAN--Arlee Piggs, 60, of Glen Allan, the father of three Greenville men, died Saturday in South Washington County Hospital in Hollandale. Mr. Piggs was the father of Clarence Spears, Arlee Piggs Jr. and Clifton Piggs, all of Greenville. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in Daniel's Chapel AME Church in Glen Allan with burial following in the church cemetery. Edwards and Evans Funeral Home of Greenville has charge. Besides his three sons, Mr. Piggs is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rosie Mae Piggs of Glen Allan; three daughters, Gloria Jean Piggs of Glen Allan, Mrs. Ruby Lee Bowens, Mrs. Rutha Mae Givins, both of Joliett, 111.; two other sons, James Randolph, Johnnie Randolph, both of Chicago, 111.; his father, John Piggs of Leland; one s sister, Mrs. Annie Ruth Normon of Hollandale; one brother, John Piggs Jr. of St. Louis, Mo.; and 15 grandchildren. Mrs. Ora Mosley CLEVELAND-Mrs. Ora Lee Mosley, 57, died at 8 p.m. Sunday of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services will be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Providence Baptist Church in the Smith Community near Cleveland. The Rev. I. L. Hill will officiate. Burial will be in Lehrton · Cemetery In Ruleville. Fletcher Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Mosley was born at Drew and was educated in the Drew public schools. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church. Mrs. Mosley leaves her husband, Roman Mosley, two sons, Frankie Mosley and Ronnie Mosley;'one brother, T. Elmer Steadman, all of Cleveland; two sisters, Mrs. Earl Skcen of Kosciusko and Mrs. Earl Lee Horton of Cleveland, and three grandchildren.

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