Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on February 24, 1973 · Page 2
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Panama City, Florida
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Saturday, February 24, 1973
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Pajrc 2A NEWSHEI.ALD. Pannmn Citv. Fla.. Satunlav. Fcbruarv 24. 1073 POWS TALK — Three released American prisoners of war held their first news conference at Maxwell Air Force Base Ala., Friday since their arrival to undergo debriefings and medical checkups. They are (left to right) Lt. Col. Richard P. Keirn of Tampa, Fla.; Lt. Col. Carlyle S. Harris of Tupelo, Miss.; and Lt. Col. Herschel S. Morgan of Sumter, S. C. The three said as far as they knew the POW's in North Vietnam were behind U.S. policy 100 per cent and did not collaborate with the enemy. (UPI) Continued From. Page One Gas preciably affected at this time (5 p.m. Friday). "We have had to make adjustments in our operations, he said, but they have not as yet resulted in a loss of production or layoffs of personnel." IPC, which employes 1,000 persons at the Panama City facility, was notified of the gas curtailment at 11 a m. Friday. "There is no way we can determine the percentage of reduction in gas," a spokesman said, "but we do have alternate systems in most areas and we think we could function in the event of a cutoff." Since it has been 12 years in which none of the area industries have had to function without gas, most of them said that any alternate equipment had not been used in such a long time they were not sure how it would operate. Charles Dial, assistant superintendent of Bay County Schools, said the maintenance men are working at the schools to try to convert some of them to fuel oil usage. There are 13 schools which may be able to be converted. Dial said. Maintenance men, he said, are working at Springfield, Lucille Moore, A. D. Harris, Jinks, Everltt, Cedar Grove, Patterson, Rosenwald, Parker, Bay High, Oakland Terrace, Cove and Cherry Street. Schools in outlying areas: Oak Grove, Southport, Lynn Haven, Callaway, Hiland Park (part of the school). Waller, Shaw, West Bay and Beach are not affected, he said. At the new portion of Hiland Park, Millville and Rutherford, Dial said, heating and cooking is done with natural gas only and there is no means of converting. Northside and the new addition to Bay High is fueled by electricity, he said, and not affected by the curtailment. Some laundries in Panama City have had to close completely because their gas was cut off. The present gas curtailment, Lewis said, "is a normal procedure which is anticipated from time to time so that there will always be an adequate amount of gas available for homes and small businesses. Airliner Victims Taken To Egypt (By United Press International) Israel returned cixide pine coffins Friday containing the remains of 100 of the 106 persons killed in the shooting down of a Libyan airliner by Israeli warplanes. Arab leaders said the incident could end the 30-month-old Middle East cease-fire and mark the beginning of new hostilities. Six other bodies of non-Moslems, including three French crewmen of the Libyan plane, a naturalized American and two unidentified bodies on which Israel Blast 10:55 p.m. "It was like the mushroom back in '46 when they experimented with the atom bomb," said G, W. Moffett, owner of a small grocery who said he witnessed the 1946 atomic blast in the Pacific while in the Navy The victims were tentatively identified as Patty Grant, Judy Sherman, Jeff Agneta and Jason Grant. All were adults except Jason, two months. Michael Grant, 26, was in an Austin hospital with second and third degree burns, listed in critical condition. His sister, Kathy Grant, Jason's mother, was in serous condition. gave no details, remained The three Frenchman and one American were scheduled to be shipped to Egypt, but were not after the French and U.S. governments said they wanted to ship the bodies from! Israel and did not want them to go to Egypt, The dead American was identified as Wladslaw Boryso- g 1 e b s k i. A U.S. embassy spokesman said he had immigrated to the United States from Poland and been granted citizenship last July in Chicago. As two motorboats flying Red Cross flags carried the hastily- constructed coffins across the Suez Canal from the Israeli- occupied east bank to Kantara, Egypt on the western side, Arab commentators called for united Arab action against Israel and an influential Cairo editor encouraged Arab guerrillas to strike at Israeli installations and businesses all over the world. in Israel awaiting instructions from next of kin. Deaths. Funerals Askew checks" in connection with tHe farm. "This practice has been discontinued," Askew said. The governor said that in the case of Getford, he and Adams agreed "certain abuses" had occurred, including Getford's spending some state time working on the farm. "Mr. Adams accepts full responsibility for these abuses and agrees that they must be corrected Immediately," Askew said. In Washington, President Nixon met with the top foreign affairs adviser to Egypt's President Anwar Sadat. Nixon told the adviser, Mohammad Hafez Ismail, the United States is determined to push for peace in the Middle East despite Wednesday's downing of an airliner in which 106 of the 113 persons aboard the plana died. "In this very troubled, explosive area of the world, our major goal is to move off dead center," Nixon told Ismail. He said the great desire of his administration is to help reduce tensions in the area on a permanent basis. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat summoned the "Supreme Committee for the Battle" to an emergency session Saturday, government sources in Cairo said. The committee, composed of top political and military aides, will be the first of a series of "important conferen' ces" irt the next few days, press secretary Ashraf Ghorbal said. Also in Cairo, Egyptian Vice President Hussein Shafei told a social security conference: "If the enemy wants to scare us, ive will tell him we are waiting In our positions here and as a minimum we can get him back to the situation of 1970 and make him exhausted." His speech was reported by the Middle East News Agency. MRS. WILMA PAULINE BROCK F'uneral services for Mrs. Wilma Pauline Brocic, 64, of 3952 East Highway 98 who died Tliursday niglit in a iocal hospital will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with tlie Rev. B. G. Hlcl(em, officiating, assisted by Dr. J. T. Avery and the Rev. Biil Oswald. Burial wiU follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemtery. Asked to serve as active pallbearers are O. C. Ket- Cham, M. C. Buckley, John Duncan, Johnnie Bradshaw, Tom Gainer, Savely McQuagge, J. If. Knight, Horace O'Shields, J. B. Skipper, Durwood Arnold, U. D. Paul and Billy J. SIdpper. Honorary pallbearers are the Fellows Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church. Wilson Funeral Home 214 Airport Road 785-5272 POLITICAL CALENDAR TIM Following Hove Au- thorlicd the Ncws-Hcrold To Announce their Can* didaqr To Public Office Subject to the City Primary Election. Tuesday, Feb 27th 1973 MAYOR lelMrt Bobby Carswtll M.B. Miller tCommitsiencr Word 4 . HaysD.HiH W.H.(Bill)Boyette Commissioner Ward 2 Ralph Burgess Bob Sounders Lester "Les" Brock Marquerite Woinwright Song Writers Dream Ends TRENTON, N.J. (UPI) Red Mascara, a short, balding, chemical worker, wrote "I'm From New Jersey" 13 years ugo. The following year, spending "all I could afford," he started pleading, cajoling and lobbying to have it declared ihe state song. But this week, after years of touring the state, singing his song before union locals, service clubs, town governing bodies—anybody and anything that would listen—Mascai'a's dream ended. The legislature had approved! his work as the state song, but Gov. William Cahill vetoed it. Cahill said Thursday a state song should have "wide support." "The decision should not result from the relative per- serverancrf of the sponsors of particular songs," he said. "It's 12 years down the drain," said Mascara, fighting back tears. He walked through the State House corridors, head the Senate approved it too. hanging, eyes downcast. Three times before, the Assembly approved the song. Three times, the Senate rejected it. This year. Mascara (his real name is Joseph C. Mascari, but he does not use it) hired a Dixieland band to play the song before the Assembly while he sang it. Assemblyman Christopher Jackman grabbed a female aide and twirled her around the aisles. The House approved it. For the first time. Bomb Blasts Injure Eight SUNDAY SPECIAL REGULAR 40c VALUE ONLY FILET-O-FISH SANDWICH 30< McDonalds® e *noo>uui« eOHMMnOM IM^ ^^^^^^^ 717 HAMISON AVI. DOWNTOWN PANAMA Cmr' BELFAST (UPI) - Bombs exploded outside two Roman Catholic bars in North Belfast Friday , causing widespread damage and several injuries, an army spokesman said. At least eight persons, including two teen-age girls, were hiu-t in one of the blasts, but the patrons had time to escape before the explosion m the second, the spokesman said. John Donnelly was walking near one of the bars, the Hole in the Wall, when a blinding flash of flame blew him across the street. He said later: "I could hear girls and men screaming inside the club. There were at least two girls taken from the club all covered with blood. They looked in a bad way.' A blast bomb earlier Friday seriously injured a British soldier in Londonderi'y as he tried to throw it back from his sandbagged sentry post. Mascara was ecstatic. Each legislative day he came to the state house to be on hand when the gevornor signed the bill. He had buttons printed up reading I'm from New Jersey" and taped the names of reporters, legislators and aides onto them. One reporter lived in Pennsylvania. Mascara pinned a button on him. "Wear it anyway, you're still my friend," he said. Then came Cahlll's veto. "I never even got to talk to the governor. I know he wouldn 't have vetoed if I could just have gotten to tell him about the support it has. I'm very disappointed. The song was everything I've worked for. I'll try to get enough votes to override the vetQ, but I don't know if I can." The first chorus goes; "I'm from New Jersey and I'm proud about it, "I love the Garden State. "I'm from New Jersey and I want to shout it; "I think It 's simply great. "All of the other states throughout the nation, "May mean a lot to some; "But I wouldn't want another, Jersey is like no other "I'm glad that's where I'm from." JENNIE ETTA "BENEFIELD" GAY Funerai services for Mrs. Jennie Eetta "Beoeflield" Gay, 69, of 915 Center Ave., wlio died Friday in a local hospital, will be heid Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Springfield Community Church with the Rev. J. W. Hunt and the Rev. T. E. Barnes officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery. She had been a resident here since 1960 coming from Jaclcson County. She is survived by six sons, William Lee Gay and Willie Eari Gay both of xMa- rianna; J. L. Gay of Naples, Fia.; Horace Gay of Arcadia; and George E. Gay and B. L. Gay, both of Panama City; two daughters, Mrs. Lois Harris and Mrs. Louise Kent both of Panama aty; four sisters, Mrs. Beulah Swearlngen of Alford Mrs. Ruby Soweil of Chiploy, Mrs. Mrs. Ruth Bialock of .Alford ,and Mrs. Susie Clark of Gainesville; two brothers Henry and Tom Benefirid both -of Marianna; 28 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers are. Bill Roath, -Jim Sikes, Roland Porter, Hosen Floyd, Dave Mitchell and Fat Patterson. Honorary pallbearers are, Rev. Curtis Jackson, T. E. Owens, Boy Simmons, Isaac Byrd, A. L. Hudglns, Fred Lewis, John Penny, Charles Cook, Joe Windham, Robert Payne, H. R. Haiders, S. K. Barker, George McFatter, H. A Hinaon, the Rev. David Hal' stead. The family will be at the residence of Mrs. Louise Kent, 3609 E. 13th a. Smith Funeral Home SOS N. MacArthur Ave. 78S-4646 MR. J. B. CREAMER Funeral services tor Mr. J.B. Creamer, &t, of Southport, who died Thursday in a local hospital, will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday In the Southport Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Richard Beavers officiating. Burial will be in the Southport Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers are, Leslie Kyser, Elmer Todd, Buster Chambers, Mack Richardson, Dock Kyser, Billy Miller, Lynn Ellis and W. H. Ellis. Honorary pallbearers are, WUlard Clewls, Bobby Youngblood, L. J. Kelly, Jr. Archie Creamer, Corby AUday. Southcrland Funerai Home HOME Panama City 785-8532 «|.1W|AlHilK»0C*$1» WEATHER OUTLOOK - During today, rain is indicated for the Pacific coast states and the upper Rocl<ies. Fair to partly cloudy skies should prevail elsewhere. Maximum temperatures include: Atlanta 53, Boston 33, Chicago 37, Dallas 63, Denver 54, Diiluth 27, Jacksonville 61, Kansas City 56, Los Angeles 65, Miami 71, Minneapolis 37, New Orleans 60, New York 36, San Francisco 58, Seattle 50, St. Louis 55 and Washington 42. (UPI) Rockefeller's Body Crated SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (UPI) — The body of Winthrop Rockefeller, grandson of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller and two-term governor of Arkansas, was cremated at a funeral home here Friday. The ashes were to be taken to his adopted state in accordance with his own wishes, to be buried on Petit Jean Mountain, where he built his $1.5 million home. A public memorial service was planned there for sometime in the next few days. Rockefeller died of cancer Thursday at Desert Hospital in Palm Springs, where he had a winter home. He was 60 years old. His son, Winthrop Paul Rockefeller, who was at his father's side when he died, returned to Arkansas to make arrangements for the services. MRS. HELEN MOORE CAN NON Funeral services for Mrs. Hcl en Moore Cannon, 41, of 30 Eighth Street, Apalachicola, who died Wednesday night in an aut<i accident In Perry, will De held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Patricks Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Dolan officiating. Burial will take place in the Magnolia Cemetery. The rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening in the Katerino Duffy Memorial Chapel of the Comforter Funeral Home. Mrs. Cannon was a school teacher at the Carrabelle High School. Mrs. Cannon was a member of St. Patricks Catholic Church and graduate of Florida State University. Survivors include her husband, Louis Cannon Sr.; daughter. Miss Patricia Cannon ; two sons, Louis Cannon Jr. and Steve Cannon, all of Apalachicola; parents Mr. and Mr«. A. M. Moore; two brothers, .lorry and Ernest Moore all of East Point. Comforter I'uneral Home Apalachicola 053-4555 Court Bairs Police Spying In Bathrooms SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) The California Supreme Court has ruled that policemen cannot hide in public restrooms to watch patrons unless they have probaijle cause a crime is being committed there. The court held that such spying was illegal exploratory search and violated the constitutional rights of privacy. "When innocent people are subjected to illegal searches- including when, as here, they do not even know their private parts and bodily functions are being exposed to the gaze of ilie law—their rights are violated even though such searches turn up no evidence of guilt," the unanimous decision said. The court overturned tlie conviction of a man arrested by a detective in a restroom at a Los Angeles public park after the officer peered through an air vent and witnessed an illegal sex act between two men. Needy To Get More Stamps As Cost-Of-Living Increases WASHINGTON (UPI) -i announce the July 1 ratas About 12 million needy Americans will get a 3.6 per cent cost -of-living hike in government food stamp allocations July 1 to help keep pace with the rising cost of groceries, it was learned Friday. No official statements or final decisions have been made oy the Agriculture Department which operates the program. But it was learned the monthly food stamp allocation for a family of four is expected to rise $4 for the second consecutive year. From a level of $108 a month in 1971-72, the allotment was raised to $112 last July 1, and it is expected to go to $116 on July 1, 1973. Government economists have predicted that retail food prices this year will rise by 6 to 6.5 per cent above 1972, considerably more than the hike scheduled for food stamp recipients. But Agriculture Department officials indicated they did not expect to raise the stamp allotment beyond the $4 currently indicated by the formula used for annual recalculation of .stamp benefits. Under this formula, official base food stamp allocations for the year starting July 1 on the cost of foods in a standard "economy diet plan" as of the previous December. Later figures are not used, one official explained, because the December calculation is not normally available until M^ch. The official said the department must—in order to give state and local welfare officials time to install changes— during March or by April 1, at the latest. ^^WELCOME HOME JODY lEVINS" IN YOUR HONOR... A WELCOME HOME PARTY AT THE PLAYHOUSE 8100W. HWY.98 "EVERYONE INVITED" mi COME! SAT. MAR. 3RD JODY WILL BE HOME FRIDAY MAR. 2ND BAND SIX NIGHTS A WEEK BEGINNING MAR. 6 THE CIVIL SERVICE BOARD OF PANAMA CITY BEACH IS PRESENTLY ACCEPTING APPUCATIONS FOR A FIREMAN-APPUCATION FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE SECRETARY AT THE BEACH CITY HAU, MONDAY THRU FRIDAY, BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PHONE 234-2250 UNrTAX NOW INCOTAX SYSTEMS lOOOIECKAVE. PHONE 769-2951 S. A. R. THE SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION PLAN TO ES- TARLISH A CHAme IN RAN. AMA CITY, FLORIDA. FORMH S.A.R. MEMiERS, GENTLEMEN WITH D.A.R. RELATIVES AND OTHERS INTERISTED CONTAa: MORGAN R. CARTWRIGHT 904.7*3.19S4 SALES LADIES WANTED Applications are being taken for salesladies FULL and PART-TIME Experience necessary Must be 25 years old. Apply in person HARRIS0N^T4THST.

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