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Fort Iauderdale News WEATHER Temperatures.. . low 70s; high 80s Rain Probability............. 30 per cent Hinds . ..... ... E-10 m.p.h. Seas........................... J feet Details en Page 2A Home Final (2) Vol. 1 4 No. 66 '. o FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA SIM) AY. Al GIST 15, 1976 LECTIONS 2$ PACES Fifty Onu The Truglia Jury " t m a i 10 Hours Of Anger By GEORGE McEVOY Staff Writer Pat John Truglia sat in the almost empty courtroom and stared silently at his wife, Mary Lou. They looked like the last holdouts to leave the school reunion dance. But Truglia was on trial for his life, charged with three murders, and from the jury room came the angry voices of 12 men and women trying to decide his fate. A little girl came skipping up, a neighbor's daughter. She leaned over the railing separating the Truglias and planted a big, wet kiss on his cheek. He watched her skip away and suddenly it all caught up with Truglia. He burst into tears. This was Friday afternoon, the 13th, the last weekday of the most fateful week in his 36 years. Last April 2, three men came into his home at 1318 NW 15th St. and allegedly demanded $20,000 they said Nursing Home -' f I ' . 5 s, t. 1 i r If I 'I , -' - - s" . . A IMtiiMi in ' -I , ; , i f 1 ' '' 1 "I I ' iS t ' ? i 5 - , ii : S- t "'5-- i. . 'i - A patient is assisted at Boulevard Manor Nursing Home, Suspense Mounts As GOP Gathers For Its Summit The Associated Press KANSAS CITY - Delegates have begun arriving in force in this middle America city for the Republican National Convention that will resolve one of the best political suspense stories of the century. As the GOP delegates settled into their hotel rooms, strategists for President Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan planned their final moves in the long struggle leading up to the balloting Wednesday for the presidential nomination. The convention platform committee completed work Friday on a statement of party positions on foreign and domestic issues that both the Ford and Reagan camps said satisfied them. But that didn't guarantee there wouldn't be floor fights over the wording of planks on the Panama Canal, detente, abortion, or school busing when the platform is presented Tuesday night to the full convention for ratification. A floor fight was expected over a convention rules change proposed by Reagan strategists that would require candidates for the presidency to name their choice for running . mates before the presidential balloting begins. Reagan already has designated his choice. Sen. Richard S. Schweiker of Pennsylvania. Schweiker, a liberal who Reagan hoped would help him pick up delegates in the Northeast, flew to the convention site yesterday. "I'm on the ticket to stay," he said at an airport rally. Reagan and Ford are scheduled to arrive today. PAUL BARABAS INTERIORS. 1300 S-l Dixie Hwy., Pomp Beach. Whse. Sale,! uo to TVi off. Unclaimed BedsDreads & Drapes. Upholstery & Slipcover' Fabrics. Drape Fabrics from 2S Yd. I Adv. ) was owed to them by a friend of Truglia s, one Nick Russo. The men were James "Big Jim" Capotorto, 33, Pompano Beach; Robert Raymond "Bobby Dee" Dominici, 30, Hollywood; and Wayne Bruce Neeld, 24, who had come to South Florida a short time before from his home in Stroudsburg, Pa. Capotorto stood 6 feet 6 and weighed 310 pounds. A former bouncer at the 4 O'Clock Club, he had a string of assault arrests dating back to 1962. He was on appeal from a conviction for conspiracy to sell heroin, kidnaping, false imprisonment, and possession of dangerous weapons. One time when he was arrested in Pompano, police found a lead-filled slapjack, I hatchet and a blood-stained baseball bat in his car. Dominici stood only 6 feet tall, but he also weighed more than 300 pounds. Police said he was a member of the local organized crime society. Please Turn To Page 17 A, Column I Convention Primer With every vote crucial and every delegate a potential kingmaker, President Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan arrive in Kansas City today bearing claims to the Republican standard. One will end up a pre tender. Today's Outlook section sets the scene for the closest race for the Republican presidential nomination In years. The Confrontation.............. IE The Contenders.................. IE Schedule of Events............ 2E Ford's V.P. Options. ... 2E Rockefeller's Future.......... 3E Ford was under pressure to name his choice for vice president, or, at least, rule out some possibilities. Maine Republicans sought assurances Ford would not choose former Texas Gov. John B. Connally. Mississippi Republicans expressed concern that Ford's list of possibilities included liberal Republican senators such as Edward W. Brooke of Massachusetts, Lowell Weicker of Connecticut and Charles Percy of Illinois. Although Ford and Reagan delegate counters insisted their men had the votes to win on the first ballot, the Associated Press survey, based on legal commitments and the dele Sir Speedy Instant Printing Ctr. Freel... ... Pick-im & rvl Fa,t Wv- 5fi Inra-lALL NEW T6 CHEVROLET, Vegas, tions from Boca to Cutler Ridge. CalljMonza.s Chevettes. S3 below dealer Directory Assist, for the Center nearest you, today. -Adv. Death Toll Staff PbDM by Bill Koil where the fatal fever reportedly has run its course. gates' public statements, still had both Ford and Reagan short of the 1,130 votes needed for the nomination. The latest AP count gave Ford 1,109, Reagan 1,033, with 117 uncommitted. Still uncertain was whether Sen. James L. Buckley, a conservative Republcan from New York, would enter the presidential race. Buckley said earlier in the week he had been asked if he would consider it. He said he hadn't made up his mind, but that If he did jump in it would be as a serious candidate and not as a front for a stop-Ford movement. Buckley is running for re-election to the Senate, and New York state Republicans, most of whom are loyal to Ford, have threatened to disown him politically if he doesn't stay out of the presidential race. Although both Ford and Reagan spokesman said they were satisfied with the platform planks approved by the committee after five days and nights of debate, conservative supporters of Reagan were considering appealing to the entire convention to alter some positions. The Panama Canal plank urges U.S. negotiators to refuse to "transfer any rights, power, authority, jurisdiction, territory or property that are necessary for the protection and security of the United States and the entire western hemisphere." The panel rejected SS to 43 a proposal from conservatives to instruct negotiators not to relinquish U.S. "sovereign rights" over the canal. Some committee members were Please Turn To Page ZA, Column S - ueaier. -Adv i Sobbing Pat John Truglia courtroom after murder Reaches 5 Fever Subsides Punts Designers Out On A Limb Rochelle Koff's story on new pant styles for women should have started on Page 1H, but one of those things happened. Here is the part that was inadvertedly omitted and the rest continues on Page 12H By ROCHELLE KOFF Staff Writer Designers are going out on a limb with pants this fall. Store racks will be filled with the widest assortment of styles offered in many seasons. Soft-pleated trousers, cigarette jeans, gauchos, knickers and culottes are all being marketed. "There are pants for all tastes this year from an assortment of fabrics and representing a variety of cultures," said a Burdines spokesman. Pants in lightweight wools, corduroy, broadcloth, silk and denim will be teamed with workman plaid shirts, Frye boots and bandannas for a western look; with tunics, ponchos or sweater for an ethnic approach; and jacket and vest for a three-piece haberdasher look. "Most pants are getting straighter and narrower," said, a Neiman-Marcus spokesman. "Pants are very important." -Directory- Art & Books.... 8F Bridge 9C Business. ................. 11-20E Classified.................... 2-30G Crossword....................... IE Deaths ......... 4C Editorials.- . 4E Entertainment... C-10E Gardening................. 9F Horoscope 16C Jumble................... 9C LifestyleToday I-20H Local News... ..... 1-11B Movie Clock. E Newsmakers .......... 2A Outlook. .......... .. I-3E Sports..... ... . I-12D Television.......... 14C IFRF.SH fF a Fnnn Ail kiytv; r w.-. vw fiuu .....vf w . .vs... 1 111.. 1 . 1 ' VJ . 4rivtl I I. ,1 1 IVVI Land & Sea Seafood Mkt. 701 E. Arl.;& Shaft Repairs, refinishing. Dockage. Blvd.. Pompano. 941-7312. Adv. ILAUD. YACHT Basin. S22-36SS. - Adv. t -4 -A A - B M Ik .5 JU .s Sufi Ptott by Gary Uarducr leaves Broward ported by daughter, left, and wife, Mary acquittals, sup- Lou. At upper left is bailiff Eddy Mullins. By NANCY NILAND Staff Writer 4 BOYNTON BEACH The mysterious nursing home fever that killed five' victims apparently has run its course, and local health officials said yesterday; there has been "a dramatic change for the better" among the patients whose high temperatures and lethargic conditions were their only signs of illness. ' The fifth victim died Friday night. She was Identified as Katherine L. Siegrist, 93. Three patients transferred Friday from the Boulevard Manor Nursing Home to isolation units to Bethesda Memorial Hospital were reported to be! doing well. Of the 20 patients isolated in the home Friday with high; temperatures, only one had a significant fever yesterday. While semi-quarantine conditions at the home were expected to be lifted today, epidemiologists from the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta are working to find the cause of the illness that began striking elderly patients Wednesday. Although Dr. Howell and CDC representative Dr. Robert Lumish refused ttf speculate on the cause of the illness, both agree it was neither highly ' contagious nor infectious. It may be two weeks before test results can give them a clearer picture of the disease. "There are no indications that this is flu," Dr. Howell said, ruling out the possibility of a second attack on the A-type Victorie flu that hit the nursing home in March. "Right now, viral and environmental are our two strongest factors" he said, adding that the nature of the illness makes it unlikely that it is bacteriological. ', Please Turn To Page 2A, Column 4 Trflvd 2' F Weather ................. 2A COLUMNISTS Art Buchwald..... SE CB Break . ... 7C Bernie Linckome......... ID W.D. Luening. .................... SE Yolanda Maurer ... 4H George McEvoy........... 3E Mary Mills 6H Mike Morgan. ......... 4E Wallie Nelsen..................... 3E Max Rafferty.. SE A'ews Phones: Circulation, 761-1610; Oassified, 467-4H1; Other Departments, 761-4000 Rrvrrmi daivtivc; -c r. u-i i A. Two Friends They Died Hours Apart i By NANCY NILAND Staff Writer Emily Smith and Marian Wallace were close friends for years, and lived together in a small apartment before age and infirmity sent both to a nursing home. They died together in that nursing home. Within 12 hours of each other, they became the third and fourth victims of a mysterious fever that so far has claimed five lives. And tomorrow, Emily Smith and Marian Wallace will share their final adventure. Memorial services fur the friends whom even death could not separate will be held at a local funeral home before their bodies are cremated. , Families for both women agree; they were in failing health even before the fever broke out Wednesday in the Boulevard Manor Nursing Home. ; . "In both their cases, it was a release," Mrs. Wallace's sister-in-; law, Mrs. Joseph Gawler, said yesterday. ; Suffering acutely from emphysema, Mrs. Wallace's health was fading so fast in the last week that every time the phone rang in the Gawler home "we were sure it was the home telling us she had died,' Mrs. Gawler said. When the call came at 4. SO a.m. Friday, "we were expecting it." - ; Marian Gawler Wallace married a naval academy graduate in 1923, her brother said. Soon, she was delivered of a still-born son. A second child, Sally, died in 1972, at the age of 44. : "When Sally died, Marian just gave up, because Sally was the light of her life," Gawler said. She lost Please Turn To Page ZA, Column S WICKER HOUSE. Lareest M inn of Furniture & Baskets in Brwd. 411 X. t ed. Hwy.. Pomp. 942-1990. Adv '

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