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SSlTIONS ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS WEEK SEPT. 27 THRU OCT. 3 Vol. 87 No. 140 56 IWs Fair Weather On .D(isney U.S. Plane Fired On By Red Cruiser TOKYO (UPI) A Soviet warship fired on a U.S. Navy patrol plane that buzzed the vessel in the Sea of Japan Tuesday night, Western intelligence sources said Thursday. The sources said the P3 patrol aircraft was not hit by the warning shots but they came close enough to force the American plane away. THE incident occurred when the American aircraft was sent out to check on the status of an armada of Russian vessels that has been cruising around the Japanese islands since August, the sources said. The commander of the 7th Fleet patrol force, the Pentagon said, reported that "the firings were not considered by him to be hostile and that the plane was not endangered." "SOME of the aircraft crew members observed a flare and several tracer rounds all fired well ahead of the aircraft from a Soviet cruiser," the Pentagon said in a terse statement. The Russian ships were in the middle of the Sea of Japan when the U. S. patrol plane appeared. The sources said the American plane made several passes at a low altitude then a Russian cruiser of the Sverdlov class first fired flares. "THE Navy aircraft kept on buzzing at this low altitude," one source said, "and when it continued to do so, the Russians fired several shots across its bow." "The shots were close enough to force the American plane away," he added. IMMEDIATELY after the incident, the sources said, American authorities recalled the Navy plane, and all surveillance craft were pulled back five miles. Western sources said a total of 47 Russian vessels have been sighted in the vicinity of Japan since the middle of August. ? w ' - CONTROVERSIAL RODMAN DAM WILL BE KEPT AT SAME LEVEL . . . Judge rules savings 1 trees not equal to recreational benefits 'Tis O 171 Sentinel Stir Company Tap For Big Bay TTJF 4 4 4 (Copyright Wall Disney World) WALT DISNEY WORLD'S HAUNTED MANSION CERTAIN TO DRAW CROWDS . . . One of many attractions opening at giant entertainment complex today Senate Sets War Deadline WASHINGTON If) The Senate renewed Thursday its call for total U.S. withdrawal from Indochina, setting a six-month deadline after Democratic leader Mike Mansfield appealed for action to "bring this horrible war to an end." "Why not try?" Mansfield appealed. "What have we got to lose? You've got a lot to gain." THE VOTE was 57 to 38 in favor of Mansfield's amendment to set a six-month deadline which would not be binding on President Nixon contingent on release of American prisoners. "You can't stop the war by an act of Congress of this kind," Republican leader Hugh Scott said, expressing the Nixon administration's contention the Mansfield amendment is a waste of time and potentially harmful. mi m m w w (AP) a Privilege, to Live in Central Florida Orlando, Florida, Friday, Oclohcr J, 1971 At Mmjie Kingdom ran n y: Micke 4 k t i iff, -fc Scott's plea was echoed by Chairman John C. Stennis, D-Miss., of the Armed Services Committee. "Everytime we pass this amendment in this way we put obstacles in our path, and lend encouragement to the enemy," Stennis said. NOT ING THAT Mansfield's amendment to the $21 billion Related Stories, Pg. 7-A military procurement authorization bill, like one with a nine-month deadline passed last June, faces House opposition and a possible conference stalemate, Stennis said it would be better to pass it as separate legislation. "They want to hang it on a bill here and send it to a hostile conference," he said. Judie Halts f A It. f T , fa. JACKSONVILLE (UPI) A federal judge ordered Thursday that the Rodman Reservoir be maintained at its present 18-foot level despite government claims that an immediate lowering of the water level is necessary to save 700 acres of hardwood trees in the area. U. S. Senior Circuit Judge Harvey M. Johnsen ruled that the government had not shown enough Conservationists Win Tiro Victories, Pg. 3-B trees could be saved to override the recreational benefits derived from maintaining the reservoir at its present level. IN A SEVEN-pagc order, Johnson also stated that the requested five-foot lowering would have a psychological effect in the "heated climate which clearly exists on the question of the right to effect such an alteration on a completed portion" of the Cross-Florida Barge Canal until the fate of the canal is decided in the courts. Pro-canal forces claimed the requested lowering was just another step by the government in v a .Rolls y vn - t WO i MM w-u-;' it . . -i .t v- r--. Thursday's vote was closer than the 61-38 margin last June when nine-month withdrawal amendment was attached to the draft extension bill. THE TOUCHY issue of the American prisoners swirled through the debate. When Scott said the amendment would give up a valuable U.S. bargaining card, Mansfield shot back: "What is that card-the POWs?" And he objected when Sen. Robert Dole, R-Kan., the GOP national chairman, said "many of those who voted for a declaration of war now want to vote for a declaration of peace," a reference to the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin resolution used by the Lyndon B. Johnson administration to justify dispatch of 542,000 men to Indochina. (Continued On Page 7-A, Col. 2) Rodman Dam SENTINEL TELEPHONE CArdtn 3-4411 On w icn Clock Strikes 10 It's WOW! By DICK MARLOWE Stntlnel Stall Mickey Mouse rolls out the welcome mat today as Walt Disney World, a $400 million fairyland six years in the making, opens. The opening is scheduled for 10 a.m. when a turnstile selected by chance will open ushering in the Editorial, Pg. 16-A Related Stories, Pgs. 2, 4, 6-A; 4-B Disney era and the "first family" which will be honored guests for the day. THE MAGIC of Walt Disney began drawing people early Thursday evening. Disney security personnel said a steady stream of cars approached the outside gates with people seeking entrance. The early arrivals were told to return this morning. The weatherman predicted balmy weather with tempera-t u r e s in the upper 80s and showers. Neither government officials nor Disney executives know what to expect today. Crowd estimates range from 10,000 to more than 50,000. WHILE DISNEY officials refuse to estimate, Lt. Aubrey O'Pry. district commander of the Florida Highway Patrol, went out on a limb and predicted between 20,000 and 28,000. O'Pry feels Disney World nationally has played down its opening, billing the first three weeks as a "shakedown" period for oiling the machine expected to attract 10-12 million guests the first year. TODAY IS also a school day and a work day in Central Florida from where most of the early visitors are expected. A poll of area motels and hotels Thursday also revealed that most (Continued On Page 2-A, Col. 1) Drawdown killing the $220 million canal, which was ordered halted Jan. 19 by President Nixon for ecological reasons. JOHNSEN HAS SIX cases pending before him at present dealing with the fate of the canal, including one suit in which the Florida Canal Authority challenges the President's right to halt a congres-sionally-authorized project. Johnsen said he felt an immediate drawdown so late in the growing season would not be as effective in saving the trees that have submerged root systems as a drawdown prior to the growing season next year. HIS ORDER LEFT the way open for the government to file a new motion seeking a drawdown next year if it can come up with additional evidence that a drawdown is needed. Johnsen made it clear that his rulings on the Rodman issue and on an earlier motion dealing with the Dunnellon railroad-highway bridge complex have no "significance or implication on the ultimate disposition of the cases upon their merits." Inside Head lines Huge Hurricane Rocks North Carolina Coast Pg. 3-A Drunk Driving Charge Reveals Defector's Identity. . . Pg. 13-A O More Gangland Murders Predicted Pg. 3-B 10 Centi ;1 K ' ; (Sentinel Photo by Frank Ruiull) EMPTY DISNEY TURNSTILES ... Await first visitors Here's Way It All Began Back In 1965 By DICK MARLOWE Sentinel Staff It was the summer of 1965 when a pleasant visitor signed the registry "Bill Davis" at a Silver Springs Motel and checked in unceremoniously for a brief stay. To the desk clerk he was just another tourist eager to take a look at the catfish through the glass-bottom boats of Silver Springs. OR HE MIGHT have been an out-of-town horseman looking oven the stock at Ocala Stud Farm. But the "Bill Davis" shown on the registry was Walt Disney a dreamer who spent a lifetime making his dreams come true. His biggest fantasy bursts into life today on a 2,500-acre Vacation Kingdom inside the Disney-owned 27,000-acre Reedy Creek Improvement District spanning portions of Orange and Osceola counties. (Continued On Page 4-A, Col. I) The Weathor Fair. High near 90. Variable winds 5 to 15 m.p.h. Sunrise 7:13, Sunset 7:11. Moonrist 5:11 P m., Moonset 4:59 a.m. Saturday. Mornini Start Mercury, Saturn, Evening Stars Vanut, Mara, Jupiter. For 24 Hours Ended I p.m. Yesterday; Temperatures. Hmh 1, Low 71, Mean II, Normal 71. Relative Humidity 7 a.m. IS par cant; I p.m. SO) ? p.m. 42. Precipitation, 0; Month's Total l.fl In.) Normal (of September, 7 23 in.) Year's Total M.M deticiency through Augjsl, 5 81 In. Highest Wind Velocity, 12 m.p.h. at noon Iran northwest. . , Barometer, 7 a.m. ! M in. I 7 P.m. J'.fS In. (Map and Other Reports on Paaa 7C). ..Vlft V ' ' i ' ' ' ' I " - ' Astrology 5B Movies 9B Citrus 6C Obituaries 6C Classified 6C Opinion 17A Comics 4B Sports ID Crossword 5B Television 7B Editorial 16A Weather 7C Financial 6D Women 1C i i'

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