Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on February 14, 1973 · Page 2
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Panama City, Florida
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Wednesday, February 14, 1973
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Pag* gA XRWS-HERALD, Panamit City, Fla., Wednesday. February 14,1973 Credit Card Caper; Couple In Calaboose The old adage "Crime Does j from a federal court in Wyom- Not Pay" proved true again !iri,a. Tlie Monday night, but this time it, applied to trying to pay with a crsdit card. The Federal Bureau of In- departmcnt store required that all purchases be checl;ed by telephone with the ccn'a-sl accounting office, and vestigation, long known as the when . the Panama City store gangbuster's of modern shoul cm-up sagas, was notified by telephone in Memphis, Tcnn.. i.hat a wanted person was tryin,;; to make a purchase in a Panama City doparlment store Monday nighl. • Obviously, the FBI doesn't get called every time a person bet;ins to make a credit card purchase, bu' this person happened to be wanted for jumping bail Polaris Dives Into Atlantic CAPE KENNEDY fUPT) An American-built Polaris A3 missile wheeled out of control shortly after launch from the British submarine HMS Repulse Tuesday and dove like a meteor into the Atlantic Ocean. The submarine was submerged about 30 miles east of the Florida coast when it launched the I 'ockot from one of 16 missile tubes. It was to he a routine test flight to an Atlantic target area. The stubby Hl-foot rocket, with Royal Navy painted on its sides, cleared the sunmarine normally and rode a column of steam to the ocean's surface. Its first stage then ignited and the rocket climbed into the partly cloudy sky. A few seconds later something went wrong and the rocket lost control. To observers on the beaches, the Polaris appeared to trace an up and down roller coaster path in the sky before making its final plunge, trailing a bright orange iflame. called in the number ot the card, alarms sounded. Thp card, issued to Mrs. Goorge Hart, had had a few thousf.nd dollars worth of merchandise bought with it, and the company had put a stop order on the card since no payments had been received. FBI agents had notified the store several weeks ago that the family that held the card was wanted for different offenses, and when the card showed up in Panama City, the FBI notified its agenla in the area. The FBI sleuths notified the Panama City Police Department, and the group of men went to the stoi'e and found the woman, along with her mother, buying several items. After finding out where the family was staying, the agents and police officers went to a local motel where they found Curt George Hart. After the dust had settled, two persons were in the Panama City .iail. Mrs. Opel Roberts, Mrs. Hart's mother, was wanted in Texas for probation violations. Curt George Hart was wanted in Wyoming for trial on charges of interstate transportation ot stolen property, and also was wanted in connection with thr.t same incident for jumping bail. Hart was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate J. Earnest Collins in Panama City Tuesday, and had his bond set at $5,000. W. M. Alexander, special FBI agent in charge of the Florida Panhandle, said that Hart would be transported back to Wyoming "in the near future . . ." Mrs. Roberts will be taken to Texas soon, also, according to Alexander. Mrs. Hart was not charged. Communist Prisoners To Be Released Today SAIGON (UPI) — Communist prisoners of war will be released along the noilhern front of South Vietnam for the first time Wednesday as snags in the exchange of Vietnamese POWs began to fall away, military sources said Tuesday. South Vietnamese sources told UPI correspondent Donald A. Davis that 450 Communist POWS, mostly sick and disabled, would be released just across the Thach Han River from ruined Quang Tri Qty. The first 100 of the 450 scheduled for freedom at Quang Tri were brought to Phu Bai, eight miles south of Hue, Monday but their scheduled release was blocked by a Communist refusal to receive them, a South Vietnamese government spokesman said in Saigon. The Viet Cong's Provisional 1^ Family Slain BUSTI, N.Y. (UPI) - A man, his wife and their- 8-year- old daughter were forced to kneel on the floor of t.he recreation room of their $50,000 ranch-style home in their nightclothos, then each was shot in the back of the head with a high-powered rifle, police said Tuesday. The victims were Identified as Robert W. Hallett, 49, his wife, Grace, 39, and their daughter, Ann 8. Their bodies were found on the basement floor. Hallett owned a chain of cutrate merchandise stores in the Jamestown area and he reportedly sold them last Friday for an 'estima4cd .$250,000. Police said this may have been a factor in the slayings. The Hallett house had been ransacked. Police «ald the Halletts' car, a maroon and white Lincoln, was believed to have been taken from their home and driven to Buffalo. TELEVISION PASTOR - Rex Humbard and the Cathedral Singers from the Cathedral of Tomorrow in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, appeared before a packed house at Municipal Auditorium Tuesday night. Shown above 3«st before the services began are, left to right, the Rev. Wayne Jones, associate minister of the cathedral; the Rev. Mr. Humbard and Don Humbard, son of the nationally famous pastor. Twenty More POWs To Be Freed Soon Continued From Page One Dollar _ The Bus UNITAX NOW INCOTAX SYSTEMS 1000KCKAVE. PHONE 769-29SI Candidates In The Race No additional candidates qualified for the upcoming Panama City municipal election, city of-, ficials said Tuesday. Potential candidates had until midnight Monday to qualify for the tnayor-commissioner's race or one of the two commission scats at stake in the election. In the; .niayofcqo.pimis§joi)er ;,sJ contest, incumbent Mayor M.'B. Miller drew opposition from Bobby Carswell, who is the present commissioner from Ward 2. Qualifying for the Ward 2 seat which Carswell will be giving up were: Lester (Les) Brock, Ralph Burgess, Bob Saunders and Marguerite Wainwright. In Ward 4, incumbent John C. McMuUen will face opposition from W. H. (Bill) Boyetle, Hays D. Hill and Tom Hipps. The general election will be held Tuesday, March 6, with the primary slated for Tiesday, Feb. 27. lov/ering the dollar's value even more in Germany, Schmidt said France and Germany had hoped to sponsor a concerted upward float of Common Market currencies against the dollar, but Britain, where the pound has been floating since last June, vetoed tlie idea. Finance ministers of the nine Common Market nations scheduled an emergency meeting for Wednesday to assess the post-devaluation picture —particularly the floating, of the lira by Italy which reversed a year-old Market campaign to narrow e.vcange rates as a step toward a single European currency. A Common Market spokesman said that "we are satisfied and happy that the money crisis appears to be solved." But in Luxembourg, Market President Francois Ortoli told the European Parliament that the international monetary sytem was in "quasi-permanent crisis" that could be solved only by new mechanisms to block speculation. In Ottawa Canadian officials said Tuesday they expected the unpegged Canadian dollar to "float downward" and stay near-parity with the dollar. They adn»iitted that any upward movement of the Canadian dollar with relation to the U.S. "could hurt." The United States accounts for 73 per cent of Canada's exports, and Canada gets G9 per cent of its imports from America. shortly after they arrived. The bus had just left Hiland Park Elementary School, and was fully loaded A /ith children returning home. Baxter said the school bus was traveling east on Baldwin Road when the car driven by Gliem ran the stop sign at Baldwin Road and Sarasota Avenue. The school bus hit the car broadside and pushed it into the southeast corner of Ihe intersection, across two street signs and into the yard of a home. The bus then came to rest against a tree. The bus received $800 damages and the 1%G automobile Gliem was driving was declared a total loss, according to Baxter's report. Briefs with two checks for $3.5 million each once court proceedings were completed. BELFAST (UPI) — A sniper ambushed a British army foot patrol Tuesday night and wounded two soldiers, one seriously, in the Roman Catholic Divis Street area of Belfast, the army said. INDEPENDENCE, M o. (UPI) — Bess Wallace Truman quietly celebrated her SSth birthday on a gloomy Tuesday, comforted in her widowhood by cards from friends and well-wishers whom she has never mot. WASHINGTON (UPI) Pentagon Tuesday released the names of 20 prisoners of war who, the North Vietnam informed the United States, will be released ahead of schedule within the next few days. The men were: 1. Air Force Maj. Joseph S. Abbott, 38, of Salem, N.J., and Alloway, N.J. 2. Air Force li-Iaj. James R. Berger. 34, of Mansfield, Ohio, and Lexington, Va. 3. Air Force Capt. John W. Clark, 33, of Columbia, Mo. 4. Air Force Capt. Joseph Crecca Jr., 32, of Bloomfield, N.J., and Phoenix, Ariz. 5. Air Force Capt. John O. Davies, 30, of Reading, pa. 6. Air Force Maj. Hubert Kelly Flesher, 40, Clarksburg, W. Va., and Rancho Cordova, Calif. 7. Air Force Capt. Henry Tope Fowler, 33, Washington, D.C., and Palo Alto. Calif. 8. Air Force Maj. Donald Lester Heiliger, 36, Madison, Wis. 9. Maj. Jay Roger Jensen, 41, Sandy, Utah, and wife in Layton, Utah. 10. Air Force Capt. Michael Christopher Lane, 31, New! Haven. Conn., and Atlanta, Ga. 11. Air Force Capt. Kevin Joseph McManus, 30. Babylon, Tex., and wife in Breakwaters, N.y. Edward Dayton, 12. Air Force Capt. John Mechenbier, 30, Ohio. 13. Air Force Capt. Joseph Edward Milligan, 31, .^sbury Park, N.J.. and Ammandale, N.J. 14. Air Force Capt. John Heber Nasmyth, 32, South San Gabriel, Calif. 15. Air Force Capt, Herbert Benjamin Ringsdorf, 33, Eland, Wis., and Elba, Ala 16. Air Force Capt. Jaines Richard Shively, 30, parents in Spokane. Wash. 17. Navy Cmdr. James Glenn Pirie, 37, Tuscaloosa, AJa., and Lemoore, Calif. 18. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Charles Plumb Jr., 30, Mission, Kan., and Overland Park, Kan. 19. Lt. Cmdr. Frederick Raymond Purringfon, 31. father in North Dartmouth, Mass. 20. Navy Lt. Robert Earl Wideman, 29, Bay Village, Ohio, Westminster, Calif., and Philadelphia, Pa. Revolutionary Government (PRG) said in a statement that five South Vietnamese soldiers held by the C o m m u n i s t% refused repatriation Tuesday during the exchange of prisoners of war at Loc Ninh. Therq was no immediate confirmation by the South Vietnamese government. By Tuesday 711 South Vietnamese and 600 Communist prisoners had been freed at Loc Ninh, a former U.S. Special Forces 75 miles north of Saigon where 27 Americans were freed Monday. This was behind schedule—a total of 1,020 South Vietnamese and 2,000 Communists originally had been scheduled for freedom Monday—but some of the snags appear to be gradually subsiding. A South Vietnamese spokesman said Tuesday his country still hopes to release up to 7,000 Communist POWs—more than one-fourth the total held—within a week. Jail Problems 'Considered' APALACHICOLA ~ Franklin County Commissioners have indicated they are seriously considering problcrns at the county jail cited by a' state inspector before taking any action on his recommendation. The inspector reported the jail was "beyond repair" and does not meet state standards. Commission Chairman Cecil Varnes said there "undoubtedly will be some improvements made" "You can be sure the commissioners are considering any recommendations on the jail very, very carefully. I can say their first responsibility is toward the taxpayer," Varnes commented. Suspect Questioned In Florida Murder Deaths And Funerals JOSEPH PETER GBAI^£ Rosary service for Mr. Joseph Peter Graff, who died Monday, will be said today at 8 p.m. in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel. F^eral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Dominic's Catholic Church with interment in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Father William A. Crowe conducting. Active pallbearers will bo, Allen Land, Leo Miller, Terry Sayl<!r> Nelson (^Ingley, Leroy Graff & jGeno Greene. Smith I<1ineral Home m N. MacArtliur Ave. 78.5-1616 CASUALS LTD. • Panama Ploxa Shopping Center • Open Doily 9 A.M. - 9 P.M. (Soturdoys'Tild) Just Arrived! Special Group Hang ^ Ten cHMim outs CO-ORDINATED SPORTSWEAR In Burgundy ond Sand 1/3 off Choose placket skirts, smock tops, shrinks, jackets, knit tops, shorts and pants. CALVIN C. JONES Mr. Calvin C. Jones, 48, of •1912 Hensey Avenue, Parker, died in a local Iiospital Tuesday at 1 i2S p.m. He had been a resident of Panama City for 14 years having come from Denver, Col. He was a [K>stman with U.S. Postal Service and of Baptist faith. He is 8«Jr\'ivcrt by his wife, Mrs. Alice May Jones; two dauj^hters, Dcborali and Dorothea Jones, all of Parker; one son, Kichard Jones of Patrick AFB; three sisters. Miss Mildred CiUIicoat, Port Arthur, Texas. Mrs. Inez Stumpf. Denver, Col, and Mrs. Zora Fasterling, Harlan, Ky. Smith Funeral H<inie 505 N. MacArthur Ave. 785-4646 Mother, Mrs. Lois Holton of Bartow, Ga five brothers, Ben Smith of Jacksonville, Newman Smith of Augusta, Ga., Robert Smith of Allendale, S. C, and Fred Smith of Bartow, four sis-; tersf Mrs. Lorena Ford of Deca-; tur, Ga., Mrs. Blanch Josey of Bartow, Mrs. Vina Mae Josey of Bartow, Mrs. Mablo Proctor ol Albany, Ga., and one granddaughter. Smith Funeral Home .'505 MacArthur A\e. 783-4646 Sheriff Mum On Incident WEWAHITCHKA — For the second day in a row, Gulf County Sheriff Raymond Lawrence refused to make any comment about a lirebombing and triole shooting that occurred Sunday night in this small town. Lawrence was "not available" for comment Tuesday when the Sheriff's Office was queried, and did not refuri;! any. phone calls made to him. Lawrence said Monday that he would make a release "when he had something to release," but so far has not released the names of the three men who were shot in the incident, where the incident took place, if there are any suspects, or even if the incident took place at all. MOBILE. Ala (UPI) - Mobile police have charged Robert Peter Brown of Belmar, N. J., with assault with intent to murder and said they were questioning him in connection with a Florida murder. Brown, 24, was arrested after a local man, John Thomas Walding, said he was stabbed by a hitchhil^er Walding, 22, said he picked up a hitchhiker and took him to his home where ho was stabbed. VValding was listed in guarded condition at local hospital. Police said Brown gave an alias of Michael Paul La Mad- Ion. Officials in Okaloosa County, Fla., issued a warrant for a Mike La Madline in connection with the murder and robberv of Mike Hudson, 26. of Baker, Fla. Officers said they were quei- tioning Brown in connection with the Baker incident. HARRY ALEXANDER ROBBINS Mr. Harry Alexander Robbins> 67, died Tuesday 12:29 p.m. in an out of town Iiospifal. Ho wan retired from the V. S. Army and Is survived by one brother, Ben L. Robhins of Springfield and a host of nieces and nephews. Smith Iljncrai Home 505 N. MacArthur Ave. 78.5-4646 BAY COUNTY WATIR DIPARTMINT IS ACCIPTING APPUCATIOMS FOR: 2 WATER-PLANT OPERATOR TRAINEES. APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AT THE WATER PLANT - HIGHWAY 231 AND TRANSMIHER ROAD. IM B S ALICE LODISE CHURCHWELL Mrs. AUce Louise Churchwell, 49, of OOii 3nd. Place, died in a local hospital Tuesday at .5 p.m. S,\ie had been a resident of Panama City for 10 years coming here from Chiplcy. She was eni- ployed as a secretary with the Department of Transportation, and was a member of Cove Baptist Churcli. I<Mneral services will be held-, Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Cove Baptist Church witii Rev. Da\id Sout'ierland and the Rev. Si Malhison officiating. Interment will be in l<;verftreen Memorial Gardens. She is survived b.V her Husband, J'rank Churchwell of Panama City., three sons, Steve, Larry, and Michael Ghurcim'cll all of Panama Oty. two daughters, Mrs. Ann Cary and Robbie Churcli- well botii of Roscdale, Ind., Jier i>IRS. ANNA PAULINE CRICK Mrs. Anna Pauline Urick, 84, a former resident of Panama City for 10 years, died Tuesday in Silver Springs, Md. where site had lived for the past two yean. She was the wife of the late Mr. Rudolph Victor Urick and was a well-known resident of Panama City having been « member of the Senior Citizens of Bay Countj'. Survivors include one son, Robert J. Urick ot Silver Springs; three grandchildreni Robert M. Urick, Marianna Ur- icit and Vicky Urick, all of Sll- ver Springs. She will lie in state from Thursday afternoon until Friday afternoon at the Soutli- erland Funeral Home. Internment will be Friday in tlie Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Southerland Funeral Home 1123 Harrison Ave. 785-8533 MRS. aiAlTIE MAK McCART Funeral services for Mrs, iMattie Mae McCart, 77, of .314 School Ave., who died Monday in a local hospital, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the PU- grams Rest Baptist Church with the Rev. Curtis Jackson officiating. Burial will be in tlie Pilgram Resl Baptist Church Cemetery north of Milligan, Fla. Pallbearers will l>e grandsons, Eddie Wayne Brock, Steve Wil liams, Jimmy Hattaway, Bob Dikes> Mike Leavins and Danny Bell. Southerland Funeral Home 1123 Harrison Ave. 783-8532 QAmdOPEMMG . FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16 "OPENING' SPECIALS R««taurant "THE FINEST ON THE MIRACLE STRIP" NOW UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT OPEN 11 A.M. Ill- 7 DAYS A WEEK 50,, ANYREOUUIOINNIR • SEA K>OD* STEAKS • ROCK CORNISH HENS • STUFKD SHRIMP COUCON GOOO fEl. i« TM«U fEI. M IIMHONEM«CUS10M(« AUTO PAINTTNG SPECIAL DEIUXE PAINT JOB • ANYSINGLEORIGINALCOLCR —^ • ALL CARS ARE HAND AND MACHINE SANDED TO REMOVE RUST AND CHIPS IN PAINT • AU CARS ARE PRIMED IN ALL NECESSARY PUCES TO HELP PREVENT RUST FROM RETURNING AND TO GIVE THE CAR A SMOOTH FINISH. • AUCARS RECEIVE 5 COATS OF HIGH QUAUTY GLOSS ENAMa • OVEN RAKED TO DIAMOND GLOSS FINISH • 3 YEARS WRIHEN GUARANTEE ECONOMY PAINT JOB • ANY SINGLE ORIGINAL COLOR • ALL CARS ARE HAND SANDED -> ALL CARS ARE SPOT PRIMED IN NECESSARY PLACES > ALL CARS RECEIVE 2 COATS OF HIGH QUALITY GLOSS ENAMEL ONE DAY SERVICE EXPERT BODY & FENDER REPAIRS* RUST REPAIRS OUR SPECIALTY TOTAL PRICE GIVEN BEFORE JOB IS STARTED ' ^ ABSOLUTELY NO UPS HERE RAIN OR SHINE WE PAINT ALL THE TIME TWO TONES II COLOR CHANSK EXn A ECONO AUTO BAKE SYSTEM 740W.15THST. PHONE763.9916 PANAMA OTY • JLA.

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