Hattiesburg American from Hattiesburg, Mississippi on January 10, 1972 · 1
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Hattiesburg American from Hattiesburg, Mississippi · 1

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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Monday, January 10, 1972
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LOCAL WEATHER Chance of showers and thundershowprs tnA Hatties AM tonight, becoming less numerous Tuesday. Continued warm tn'nk. ! i- . Vs. uvaudy. onunuea , Stot SJ 01,1 701 VOL. LXXVil-No. 9 HATTIESBURG. MISSISSIPPI Monday, January 10, 1972, Associated Press News IfVirephqto. T FBI) (1 dl ' burg AN iord lick No serious school and ; ' " ' ' ' ''V' ' - 1 I i i v'J ' ? ih f-T'OfW I If , : P I All -Z-7' I -fy"-;;Z ' : ' liTr - -'' , ""' i injuries, but high homes damaged mm'' uHULy.V""1'"''" ,.;Jj.Mv,Aw Section of wall missing from R. H. Watkins High School Gym in Laurel. f-, wmr rr" ' . ,' ' ' ,, ' '. ' : ' ,,'-J '. ' ' ' ' - ' ' jf M9 ,ft w J f Jm0)3&2ft m ."- ' ' -it , i,.UM)iiniii " m u " J f At.w'M? KifXvi 1 Tf""4' ' - " ! n fij"'a',t 1 " - J fWflll 1 1 T .-(f ' .. l(?riral f. .J'Jt.VJCi" , . t i I I! f ' 1 rVvsV I '",'4 - "tt -5 II I i' -- 'J 1 ; f ? ; , A tmMmii inn i-'ie -i:, Ji'tU, Band room of high school was lelt with gaping hole in wall. (iUitpnotosby Dick rarbulton) Phone conference indicates Hughes for real, hook fraud isv;i:m: iiwdsakik Assdciiilcd Press Writer i,os an(;i:li:s iaim a g 11 t t 11 r a-1 . relaxod-sountiing voice on the telephone, identified by Howard Hughes' spokesmen as that of, the billionaire industrialist emerging from long seclusion, said his purported forthcoming autobiography is a fraud. 'Patently false-' and "a totally fantastic fiction" were other terms he used to describe the book in the long-distance conference with seven reporters gathered about a table in a Los Angeles hotel banquet room. But the publishers, McGraw-Hill Book Co. and Life magazine, repeated Sunday their belief they have "the authentic biography." All the newsmen agreed as Hie conference ended that it was Hughes' voice. In Somerville. N.J.. Lawrence Kersta. head of Voicepr-inl Laboratories and inventor of The weather Extended outlook: Mississippi - Mostly cloudy with chance of showers Wednesday through Friday. A little cooler north portion Friday. Lows mid 40s to mid 50s except near "0 north portion Friday. Highs 60s and low 70s except mid 50s "north portion Friday. a system that permits voice identification so accurate il is admissible in court, compared tapes of the conversation with tapes of Hughes' voice made nearly 2" years ago. Kersta concluded: "It is my opinion that it is indeed the voice of Howard Hughes." Filmed Friday, the two-hour. 40-niinuie session was broad-east in part Sunday by radio stations and the NTH'. CBS and ABC television networks. NBC. which filmed it. made films and sound tapes available lo the other outlets. In a voice that was a little raspy, pausing at times, the year-old "phantom financier." whose fortune is estimated at S2 billion, said also: He plans lo become less of a recluse, to resume flying and return eventually from the Bahamas to Las Vegas. Nev. Pay Board confronted by strike-prone labor By BROOKS JACKSON" Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pay Board may not find it as easy to reject a 15 per cent guideline shattering pay raise for strike prone longshoremen as it did to veto a 12-per-cent raise for recession-plagued aerospace workers, board sources say. "The longshoremen will shut down again, that's all." one informant said.- "The board is playing these games with the weak and the small." Last week United Auto Workers President Leonard Woodcock complained that the public and business members of the board were picking on aero-?Dace viwif" tvMtien ttioir in dustry is depressed and they are unlikely to strike. The board took what at first appeared to be a tough stand, rejecting a 12-per-cent first-year raise for 100.000 workers at five aerospace firms. But it then indicated it is ready to approve the full raise if part of it is deferred until the second year of the agreement. Both-years would exceed the board's 5.5-per-cent guideline. Nevertheless, it was the first contract the board had refused to accept. It previously had approved a 15-per-cent raise for coal miners, who had struck to get it. and the start of a 47-percent raise for rail signalmen, who had struck twice. ,rontimiPrl on napp 14) He definitely expects to have a faee-to-face interview with newsmen, intends to have photographs taken for public distribution and wants to resume movie production. His health is "tolerable.'" but he is not happy or content and is hounded by lawsuits and "overhanging threats" such as the alleged autobiography. The news conference, said by Hughes' spokesmen to be his first in more than 15 years, provided the latest development in a dispute over the authenticity of the 2:io.(ioo-word book which McGraw-Hill is sched-lled to publish March 27. Life magaxine plans to serialize hree lo.ooo-word installments before then. When McGraw-Hill announced in December it had acquired rights to the manuscript, a Hughes Tool Co. spokesman denied within hours that such a book exists. Hughes said he was in Nassau in his !(ip-floor quarters at 'he Brit lania Beach Hotel. Asked about Clifford Irving, listed as his collaborator on the autobiography, lie said: "I don't know him. I never saw him. I have never even heard of him until a matter of days ago when this thing firsi came to my attention." A reporter remarked that (Continued on page 14 LAUREL, Miss. (AP) - Tornados struck the city of Laurel Sunday night, damaging homes, breaking gas lines, felling trees and power lines and injuring several persons. A spokesman for the state civil defense headquarters at Jackson said a sketchy damage report showed $300,000 in losses to private structures and $125,-000 in other. The spokesman said the Office of Emergency Preparedness and the Small Business Administration were sending representative's into the Laurel area. The Red Cross is also involved, he said. Earlier reports showed six houses severely damaged and several others with lesser degrees of damage and a school extensively damaged. Laurel policeman Tom Har-ralson said injuries reported during the night apparently were not serious. A spokesman for Jones Coun-ty'Hospital said a family whose home was damaged by the storm was housed at the hospital but "we have had no injuries from the storms." Harralson said police had reports that tornadoes touched down at nine different locations. He said police believe two different tornadoes may have skipped around the area. Police said the most heavily damaged structure was the R. H. Watkins High School building located at 12th St. and 12th Ave. The twister struck the building at about 11:30 p.m., blowing away most of the roof and knocking down a part of the wall on a band room. School officials said that other walls were damaged; rainwater had poured through the damaged roof, causing ceilings to fall in most classrooms and an estimated 10 to 15 per cent of the windows in the building were knocked out. The school suffered structural damage but the amount could not be determined until cleanup operations are completed and an engineer's inspection done. School Supt. Jim Caughman ordered the facility closed and said an announcement on where and when classes would resume would be made later. Observers said it was doubtful the high school could be put back into operation during the remainder of this school term. The tornado touched down on the school ground near the band room, blasting a crater in the hard packed earth. The hole was some six inches deep and eight feet across. The edges of the hole looked as if the earth had been sucked toward the center, with large chunks of the packed dirt scattered toward the school building. homes and have been freed, he said. "At this time, we're reorganizing and trying to put the town back together," he said. "Power lines are down all over town. Gas lines are broken. Most of the telephones are out of order," he said. Police and the weather bureau had reports of tornadoes skipping the ground in five counties in southeastern and south central Mississipp Sunday night. In addition to Laurel, In Jones County, homes were damaged and trees were up-rooted,in other areas. A man in (Continued on page 14) Hubert's announcement puts war as top issue By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey formally announced his third bid for the presidency today with a call for reconciliation and rebirth and a pledge to end the war in Indochina. "Our urgent immediate need is to end the war and do it now," the 61-year-old former vice president said in announcing his candidacy at Philadelphia's Poor Richard Club. Minnesota's junior senator. Warren Commission right Doctor examines JFK photographs Harralson said it was a "mir-cale that more serious injuries were not reported." "Two or three" people were pinned under trees and several people were trapped in their District meeting NEW YORK (AP) - Dr. John K. Lattimer. the first private physician to see the 1963 autopsy photographs and X-rays of President John F. Kennedy, says his inspection convinced him that the Warren Commission report is correct. "There is .no doubt in my mind that the President was . struck down by a single assailant" as the commission stated, Lattimer said Sunday. He added that he had previously had reservations about that finding. Lattimer. chairman of the department of urology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, viewed the autopsy material in the National Archives in Washington last Friday. Petal family's home, heavily damaged by fire The residence of the W.R. Dye family. 308 Central Ave. in Petal, was heavily damaged by fire Sunday. The Petal Volunteer Fire Department responded to the alarm at 11:25 a.m. Chief Robert Russell said the blaze was primarily confined to the rear of the residence, which included the kitchen, dining room and bathroom. Russell said cause of the blaze was reported to be a flareup in the bathroom heater. There also was heavy damage in the remainder of the dwelling, but prompt action by firemen prevented the spread of the blaze to nearby buildings. Owner of the residence is A, R. Lee, who also owns another large building adjacent to the fire-damaged structure. Lee said the fire department did an excellent job in keeping the fire from spreading and holding the damage to a minimum. The Kennedy family deposited the photographs in the archives in 1966 with the stipulation that only government officials would be able to see them for five years. Lattimer, who has written and lectured about the assassination, applied several years ago for permission to examine the material. The ban expired last October and the family granted him access 11 days ago. He said the most important thing he learned from the photographs and X-rays was that the first bullet followed a steeper trajectory than is shown in a sketch released by the Warren Commission. Lattimer said that the artist who did the sketch worked "by hearsay" because at the time, the Kennedy family did not even allow the commission members to look at the photographs. He said he inspected 65 X-rays, color transparencies and black and white negatives. He added that the color photographs were "so devastating, I can understand why the Kennedy family would be reluctant to make them public." who lost the Democratic presidential nomination to John F. Kennedy in 1960 and the White House race to Richard Nixon in 1968, signed an affidavit that, put him in Pennsylvania's April 25 presidential primary. j Most of the other nine candidates already have entered the contest for that state's 182 delegates, third largest delegation to the Democratic National Convention. Sen. Edmund S. Muskie of Maine and Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace were among those filing today. ( Others were Sens. Vance Hartke of Indiana, and Henry, M. Jackson of Washington and Rep. Shirley Chisholm of New York. ' Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota was to file before the 5 p.m. deadline. Mayor John V. Lindsay of . New York and former Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy of Minnesota had filed earlier. " Humphrey, surrounded by newsmen, labor leaders and members of his family, said the Nixon administration was taking longer '"to withdraw our troops than it took us to defeat Hitler." "Had I been elected in 1968, we would now be out of that war. I repeat that pledge." Humphrey, considered Mus kie's chief adversary, has strong support in the state, particularly among old-line party leaders and organized labor. Humphrey was to fly to Florida shortly after the announcement to campaign in that state's March 14 primary. In his attack on the Nixon administration, to be the main thrust of his campaign, Humphrey said: "Even three years of sus-(Continued on page 14) State aid road setup is explained to supervisors By VIRGINI A WOODWARD State aid road engineer Frank Moore of Jackson today told supervisors from the 14 county Southeast Road District that they can anticipate an expenditure of about $25,000,000 annually on state aid projects during the next four years. The meeting this morning at the Pat Harrison Waterway-District conference room was hosted by the Forrest County board of supervisors. Moore recommended that each board prepare a four-year program, setting up priorities. Under Mississippi law. state aid roads "are main collector and distributor routes withir the county system which carry heavy traffic feeding to state roads and connecting with industrial or business centers. They are constructed by the state aid division of the highway department but must be maintained by the county. "Mississippi has a state aid road designated system of -14.500 miles. 11.000 of which also are federal aid roads." Moore said. "Of this total. 7.700 miles have been improved, with 7.000 miles paved. "It is the responsibility of the county to secure rights of way and counties have in the past paid most of the engineering , (Continued on page 14 I'll UI. i:B'S .IUNIOK MISS - Robin Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip E. Smith of Picayune, was crowned 1972 Pearl River County Junior Miss Saturday night in the Picayune IlighSchool Auditorium. Robin, who received a S.iiio scholarship to MSCW and a S100 scholarship from the sponsoring; Tung Belt Shriners Club, will compete lor state Junior Miss honors la'er in Meridian. Runner-up in the pageant was Renee Moody, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Homer Moody of Poplarville, Miss Congeniality honors went to Susie Hendrix, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude L. Hendrix of Ozona. ( Photo by Don McCraney)

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