Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on February 20, 1973 · Page 2
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Panama City, Florida
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Tuesday, February 20, 1973
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Page 2A XEU'S-HKR/VLO, Panama City, Fla., Tuesday, February 20, 1973 Mansfield, Scott Back Gray; Sen. Byrd Says No DERAILMENT — Several cars of a Frisco Railroad freight ti'ain derailed Monday in a wooded area northwest of Birmingham, Ala. About 2,500 residents of the Locena community were evacuated from their homes for eight hours because officials feared that burning chemicals aboard the train would prcauce harmful fumes. There were no mjuries. (UPI) WASHINGTON (UPI) Disagreeing with his deputy, Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield said Monday he is "inclined" to give L. Patrielc Gray III the benefit of the doubt and support his confirmation as director of the FBI. But Democratic Whip Robert C. Byrd charged in u floor speech that Gray, as actin .L? director since J, Edgar Hoover's death, has been "openly partisan" and has failed to pursue the investigation of the Watergate bugging affair. He I urged defeat of the nomination, ' announced Saturday by the i White House. Byrd is a member of the Senate Judiciary Commirtee, which will conduct hearings on the nomination. A conservative, the West Virginian was a warm supporter of Hoover. Questioned by r e p o !• t e r .s, Mansfield said "I'm inclined to supimrt him" even though "1 hear he has been political" as acting director. Gray told UPI recently he felt the nolitlcal allegations were "unfair," sa3" Small Plane Crashes On Street; Four Die Continued From Page One Kerner Fire hear motions and set a date for sentencing at some future date, probably several weeks hence. The jury of seven women and five men returned the verdict after deliberating a total of 16 hours. They received the case Saturday after a seven-week trial. The Jurors—looking rumpled after a weekend debating the complicated stock transaction with which Kerner and Isaacs admittedly profited by more than 1300,000—walked past the defense table without looking at the defendants. "Have you reached a verdict?" Taylor asked, "Yes, sir, we have," foreman William Michaels replied. He passed two envelopes to Clerk John Booras. "We the Jury find Theodore J. Isaacs guilty as charged," Booras read the verdict ft"om the first envelope. Then, "We the J\iry find Otto Kerner guilty as charged." Taylor called the Jury back after It left the courtroom. He thanked It for its attention during the 27 court days of the trlKl and cautioned the Jurors not to discuss what went on in the Jury room—"a sacred place, a seeret pIao«." Kerner closeted himself with his attorneys in his office two floors above the courtroom in the Everett M, Dirksen Federal Building. His attorney, Paul Connolly, indicated in court he hoped a hearing on motions for a new trial would be deferred until the end of March or April. If given' the maNimgm punish^ ment, Kerner would be sentenced to prison for S3 y«an and fined 193 ,000. Isaacs faces a maximum penalty of 73 years' impria^nment and 173,000 fine. • Kerner was named In 17 counts. Isaacs was named In 15 counts—all of the charges except those of perjury and making false statements, which were directed solely at the former governor. iier parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tyrone Sly, who took her home. Police and fire officials were not the anly ones to commend Frances for her heroism. Her eighth grade physical education classmates at Rosenwald Junior High School sent flowers to Frances to show how proud they were of what she had done. A fireman said he didn't think he would have been able "to stand the heat and smoke the girl did when she went into the house the third time." ! But as she hugs Bernard, Larry and little Tyrone, she grieves for Darrell. Funeral services for the two-year-old will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at graveside in Redwood Cemetery, with the Rev. W. M. Miller officiating. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge. PI one Ing to the scene. The crashed plane was ablaze." Airport officials said all the survivors were in the front first -class portion of the plane or the cockpit. Everybody in the rear of the plane, including four hostesses, were killed. They said all on board were Russian, Czechslovak or Cuban. It was the first crash of a Tupolev 154 since the plane was put into commercial service less than a year ago. The crash of another Soviet Aeroflot plane in Moscow Oct. 13 took 167 lives in apparently the worst single plaije crash toll on record, There were conflicting reports about whether the plane caught fire before or after it crashed. One airport mechanic said the rear portion of the fuselage was ablaze as the plane came in to land. But another said the plane's approach looked perfect. BROOKFIELD, Wis. (UPI) A twin engine private plane, limping back to an airp')rt wit.i engine trouble, went in);o a fjpin and crashed on the edge of a busy street in this Milwaul^ee suburb Monday, killing four men aboard. A fifth person was badly burned when his station wagon slammed into the exploding, flaming wreckage. The aircraft flopped onto the ground causing what a witness described as "a helluva explosion." The driver cff the car, John F. McKane, 53, Brookfiekl, stat'- gored from his burning vehicle into a noarlDy field where he collapsed, Area residents smothered flames on his clothing with coats and blankets. "Thank goodness there was some people around to help him," said Brookfield police Cpl. Gary Hodorski after McKane was taken in critical condition with second and third degree burns over 40 per cent of his body—to St. Mary's burn center. The dead were identified as Robert Bergmann, chief metallurgist for the Falk Corp., Milwaukee, and Robert Hansen, a Falk pilot; Chester J. Barch, vice president and general manager of Sundstrand Tool Corp., Milwaukee, and a Sundstrand employe, Steve Peluso. Falk and the .Sundstrand tool firm are subsidiaries of the Sundstrand Corp., Rockford, 111. The men were on a business trip to Circleville, Ohio, according to Robert Weaver, head of industrial and public relations for Falk, when the accident happened west of tlie Milwaukee city limits in Waukeshfi County. Muliins Faces More Charges SANT\ CRUZ, Calif, (UPI) — Herbert W. Mullin, an LSD user suspected of committing seven murders, will also be charged with slaying four young men found shot to deftth in a mountainside camp during the weekend, Sheriff Douglas B. Janies said Monday. The sheriff said Mullin, 25, who grew up about a mile from where the four youths were discovered, would be formally charged when the courts open Tuesday. James made the announcement as authorities conducted autopsies on the long-haired victims, who were killed with small-caliber gunshot wounds to the head. Mullin was arrested last Tuesday after a witness saw his station wagon drive away after Fred Perez, 72, was shot to death while gardening outside a Santa Cruz home. A rifle was found on the front seat of his car and a .22 -caliber pistol was found in the trunJs. WEATHER OUTLOOK — During today, snow and snow flurries will be indicated over the Northern Plains, the lower Lakes and also in the upper New England area. Clear to partly cloudy skies else- v/here. Maximum readings include; Atlanta 52, Boston 40, Chicago ."^S, Cleveland 39, Dallas 55, Denver 53, Duluth 18. Jacksonville, 62. Kansas City 39, Little Rock 51, Los Angeles 67, Miami 74, Minneapolis 23, New Orleans 6C, New York 44, Phoenix 70, San Francisco 59, Seattle 48, St. Louis 43 and Washington 48 degrees, (UPI) Broken Bolt Caused Accident WARWICK, N.y, (UPI) Officials Monday said a broken bolt caused the ski lift accident which killed one person and in .jured another when their cable chair fell 50 feet to the ground. A third per.son was seriously injured during rescue operations which stranded .IS skiers in near-zero weather for n\) to five hours, The accident occured Sunday at the Mt. Peter Ski Center In Orange County. State police investigating the lift malfunction said a liolt on a Deaths And Funerals PIASTER DARRELL SLY Funeral services for Master Durell Sly, age two, of mV/i East Seventh Court, who died Sunday In a fire in Springfield, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at graveside, with the R«v. W. M. Miller condiutting. Burial will be in Redu'ood Cemetery. Sur \'|vor8 in(-lude iiis mother, Airs. Glenda £. Sly; his fatlier, Mr. TjTone Sly; t^vo brothers. Lariy Pickett and James T. Sly; grandmother, Mrs. Mary Jone Sly, all of Panama City; grandfathers, K. J. Galloway of Panama City and Dan Sly of mami. Memorial Funeral linmc 1123 N. Cove Blvd. 763-40.11 MR. SAMUEL (MONK) WEBB WALLACE Richard M. King, MiKord P. WoolBlave, J. S. Daniels, R. R. WlilttlnKton, all members of Carpenters local No. 875 and Division of Forestry. The family Mill be at the home of Mrs. G. D. Hugties in Bayou George. Wilson Funeral Homo 214 Airport Road 785-5273 »IRS. LUCILE ORA McCOY Mrs. Lucile Ora McCoy, 82, of 211 S. Palo Alto Ave., died aion- day, 1:50 p.m. in a local hospital. Slie had been a resident of Panama City since 1!)I0, coming from Newnan, Ga. She was a Methodist and managed Daffin Style Shop for alrout twenty five years. She is survived by three nieces: Mrs. Harold G. Ilurdlng and Mrs. Robert D. Mintner of Misa., and Mrs. Dale Stafford of Springfield, Va., 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; four sisters. Mrs. Jan- nio Smith and Mrs. Lena Cook both of La Grange, Ga.; Mrs. Cardell Phillips of Maucheatcr, Ga., and Mrs. Evia McCuller of Thomaaton, Ga.; four brothers, Monroe McCiendon and Comer McClendon of Kannapolis, N. C. Corbett McClendon of North Carolina and Estell McClendon of East Point., Ga. Southerland Funeral Homo 1123 Harrison Avenue 785-8532 HEY I DID IT! — Seems to be the feeling as Mr. and Mrs. Jim Stenet break ground for their new skating rink Monday in the Gaylord Shopping Plaza. The new facility will have 17,.500 square feet of space, three times larger than present facilities. Pictured behind the Sterrets left to right arc Rick Kummer, president of the Gaylord Plaza Merchant's Association; Mayor M. B. Miller; Larry Herring, vice-president of the association and John Roberson. ; Panama City; Mrs. Grady Har- Funeral services for Mr. Sam-1 rison of Whighnm, Ga,;' one uel Wallace (Monlv) Webb, 60, of nephew, Col. Herschel D. Peel ol 206 East Srd Court, who died Sunday afternoon in bis home, nill be held today at 2:30 p.m. in the Wilson S'uncral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard L. Scoggins and the Rev. William A. Hearn officiating. Burial will | San Antonio, Tex. Smith Funeral Home 505 N. MacArthur Ave. 785-4B4fi MRS. LOIS IMOGENE HOLDER fallow in Greenwood Cemetery.' Funeral services for Mrs. I,,«ls Asked to serve as active pall bearers are, Danny Webb, Gordon Hartley, Harry Barnes, J£. Connell, John T. Ward and David Emoy. Honorary pallbearers are, Jimmy Daffin, W. O. Norris Sr., J. M. Bradley, Aubrey Bradley, Raymond Decse, Bill Kargoll, WaUace Luird Sr. Man Injured In Accident A Panama City man was listed In satisfactory condition at Tyndall Air Force Base Hospital Monday night, after he sustained injuries in a traffic accident on SR-388, eight miles north of Southport, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Patrol officials said Otis Blocker, 40, of 256 S. Peacock Road, was traveling east on SR-.388 at 3 p.m. Monday, when he lost control of his 1968 truck. Reports show the truck ran off the road, flipped over twice and Blocker was thrown from the vehicle. Police said the truck was demolished. Highway Patrol Tsooper T, E. Paxter in- .vestigated. Iniogene Holder, 88, of 2123 W. 29th Court, who died Sunday afternoon in R local hospital, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Wilson Fimeral Home Clia|>el with ilie Rev. Bill Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow In Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Asked to serve as active pall bearers are, Dale Haskins, Ronnie Morgan, Fred Main, Paul Daneau, John.C. Stone and John Butt Sr. Honorary pallbearers are, Dr. Dixon McCloy, Dr. JIni Poyner, Dr. Bob Woods, VIo RliUer, Bert Brown, and John ChHsto Jr, Jimmy Ghristo, A. I. Ohristo, Philip Christo and Greg Cbristo Jr. Wilson Funeral Home 214 Airport Road 785-5273 Fire Fatal To 38 Horses, Two Ponies; Arson Suspected MRS. ORIGA LEVADA SHAW Mrs. Orlga Levada Shaw, 69, of Youngstown, died Monday morning in a local hospital. She was a resident of Youngstown for the past twenty years coming therd from Beaumont, MIKS- She waa a member of the Youngstown Baptist Church and a member of the AmericM Legion Auxiliary. Survivors are three daughtora; Mrs. Jamea A11 m a n , Fascagoula, MIss-. Mrs. A. K. Harvison, Fetal, SAN JUAN, P.R. (UPI) Thirty-eight racehorses and two ponies died early monday in a stable fii'e that witnesses said was set off by a series of e.xplosions. Gilberto Pesquera, public relations officer for San Juan Racing Association Inc., which owns the island's only track, El Comandante, said the association was convinced the fire was caused by arson. The track, on whose grounds the stable was located, has been the object of a strike by the Jockey's Association for two weeks, with two earlier incidents of violence reported. Two watchmen at the Clinton Stable, escaped by breaking down the stable doors, but the horses were trapped inside. Pesquera said the fire broke out simultaneously on all four sides of the building and the stable was destroyed in 10 minutes. He said witnesses spolce of a hearing a number of explosions just before the flames broke out. The owner of the stable, Rafael Escobar, estimated the loss at $500,000. He said the property was not Insured. 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Henry Lucas, 51, of New York City was killed, and his companion, Ernest Kahn. ^f), also of New York, was injured in the fall. The third man, Eric S. Arpert, 36, of Wycoff, N.J., was hurt when he fell 40 feet after a rescue rope broke. Ski patrol members had thrown the rope over the tow cable, lowering the stranded skiers in a small chair. Arpert was to have been the last-person rescued from the lift. Other skiers at lower heights merely jumped off their chairs. Also aiding in the rescue work were local utilities men and fire department volunteers. Lucas was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Anthony's Hospital in Waraick with chest injuries; Kahn received back injuries and a broken wrist: and Arpert was being treated for a broken back .ind two broken ankles. ing he had been associated witl: President Nixon for only l"^ "But no one's perfect," Mansfield said. "Maybe he's learned." Senate GOP Leader Hugh Scott said Gray had T^PPn "above politics" and doubter! serious opposition would develop. Byrd, quoting newspapi5r and magazine clippings, recalled charges that under Gray the FBI: Directed 21 FBI field offices in 14 states to gather Inform- tion against Democrnts that might help Nixon win reelection; dragged its heels investigating the Watergate bugging, failing to seek an interview with H, R, Haldepian, White House chief of staff and immediate superior of Presidential Appointments Secretary Dwight Chapin, implicated v/ith the alleged attempt to sabotage the campaigns of Democratic presidential contenders: and made no attempt to investigate sabotage and espionage activities against the Democrats widely reported to have been planned by Donald H. Segretti, a lawyer with close linl <3 to Chapin. Byrd noted that U, S, District Court Judge Jolin J. Sirica, after hearing the Watergate trial in which two defendants were convicted and five pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges, publicly criticized the Justice Department's investigation of the matter. .Said B.vrd: "Considering the vast intelligence network that is \inder the control of the FBI, with thousands of computerijied do.s- siers gathered by the FBI, it is obvious that the FBI can reach so far into the lives of all Americans that no administration —Democratic or Republican —should have direct political control of that agency in 14 states to gather informa- politicized director." He said Hoover, as director for half a century, "maintained meticulous nonpartisanship." Byrd a]so noted news stories on allegations that Gray was a poor administrator, .spent ton much time out of Washington and, in his "most puhlicizeil decision," endangered many lives by ordering FBI agents to shoot the tires of a hijacked airliner as it was taking off. 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