The Miami News from Miami, Florida on April 13, 1973 · 1
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Friday, April 13, 1973
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Have fun playing Cashwords -arid be a $3,500 winner ! 4 1 l- " ''"-" ......... .' , l Puzzle on Page 3B Charges-'ehamdeir assassination' Tornill o's merger work OKd By ELLIS BERGER Miiinl Ntwi Education Writer Dade Classroom Teachers , ; Association officials refused - last night to curtail Execu- tive Director Pat Tornillo's involvement in the internal politics of the 7,500-member organization, despite some bitter condemnation of his activities. The CTA executive board voted 9-3 last night against a motion to force Tornillo and his staff to "cease and desist" helping any candidate for a position on the board. , The unsuccessful motion, by CTA Treasurer Ted Ad-derton, followed a charge :. that Tornillo and other paid . staff members were working to elect candidates who favor ,.. affiliating the CTA with the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO. "I have never seen any-thing that begins to touch what has happened this year," said Louise Bishof, a teacher of at North Beach El- ' Continued on 10A, Col. 1 Hurricane kills 70 near Dacca DACCA, Bangladesh Seventy people were killed and several hundred injured In a 90-mile-an-hour hurricane which swept across the Farldpur district, southwest of Dacca, last night, it was reported here today. ; High-stepping record setter. SAINT ETIENNE, France French tightrope walker Henri Rochatain broke his own world high wire endur- ance record today by staying aloft for 16 days. He said he felt strong enough to go on for six months. Inside The News Amusements IB Business HA Casliwords 311 Classified , ........ 21) Comics .......... 3 ID Contact 613 . ID Deaths 13A Editorials .... 16A Florida Living ... . IE Lifestyle ...IB Movies 4B Sports ............ 1C Television 3 ID Weather 2A Vote on Adams stirs scapegoat issue By LOUIS SALOME Miami Newt politic! Writer TALLAHASSEE A House committee's vote recommending impeachment of Lt. Gov. Tom Adams has immense implications reaching out for several individual politicians, the Legislature as a whole and state government itself. When the House Auditing Committee voted 3-2 yesterday to recomnvind impeachment of Adalw, all the whispered claims he was 1 n ' v John Keasier's - ' . 1" ' ' . . ' ' '. SEARCH FOR ATLANTIS The expedition locates 'Atlantis Stones' of Bimini O ' (Columnist Keasler was" sent id find Atlantis.. Ilere is the fourth ol Jhi's' series of reports: The ex 'peditioft locates ft, ?Atantis Stones'' of Bimini.) . , ' '.',' .'!'',''' 'u ' " ' r . By'JOHN KEASLER . ' . I .j'v. Miami hiwKCelumniil , - i ; "Atlaiitis 'is "an intensely personal place.But once ypu decide where- it is., other Atlantises (Atlanti?) become come-lately frauds, other Atlantis discoverers become evil charlatans. . An Italian count ; named Pino . Turolla, of Miami. an incredibly daring and versatile man in ' the .skills of exploring ,and archaelogical finds in many:nations had found,, still another sign . of . ah ' Atiaatis ? giantvarrewn the sea. -He's from the. air'.v- vr ' .. He says it points due west, this eerie marker , on the ocean bottom somewhere east of Miami; that he already knows "what it points to" and when he can get there it ' will put all other ' "Atlantis" findings to shame. He's keeping what it points to his secret for now; "I am quite serious about .that,", says .Turolla (who holds a title but doesn't feel comfortable being called "Count," unless, .he said, he lived in a castle.) He is so serious about his secret find that he is putting an engine in his 35-foot boat so he, personally, can go to wherever he says he knows the arrow points out and do so without giving away the secret. . , - , Atlantis Looking is serious business, you understand. - ; ' Robert Ferro and Michael Grumley were so serious about their Atlantis they wrote a book . about it, published by Doubleday, and called it "Atlantis, the Autobiography of a Search." They and Dr. J. Manson Valentine have been in a longtime hassle over which, of them discovered the East Bimini Atlantis, which spoilsport scientists say is natural beachrock, anyhow. (Scientists who do not believe in Atlantis have recurrent dreams . of turning into frogs, Freud said significantly.) My good friend the warlock, Lewis Van Der-car, a very prominent witch, has his own views on Atlantis, which I will go into tomorrow. Dr. Valentine, no doubt given ) renewed impetus by my scholarly series, gave a showing of slides last night of his Bimini Atlanti findings . . . and I say it in the plural because he now has not one, but two Atlanti. ' A newspaper friend who formerly showed little outward inclination of such proclivities called he was one of the many "Atlantis is in the being made a scapegoat were spoken more openly. The talk that many other state officials use aides for personal . business the central point in the charge against Adams coupled with the committee's decision, put immediate pressure on the house leadership to investigate similar charges lodged against others They incite allegations leveled against two cabinet officials, Education Commissioner Floyd Christian and nits 7 Analysis Agriculture Commissioner Doyle Conner. There have been reports that the state department has contracted twice ', with a research and development company while a principal in that company was a former p1 m i w IM Miami, Fla., Friday Afternoon, April 13, Photos by PINO TUROLLA REGULAR SPACING of these megalithic stones off Bimini causes controversy. A natural formation? Placed like this by human hands in some distant, above-water civilization? The stones are huge. I- BIMINI STONES: are building pillars? Aegean" contingent. When I told him the Bahamian Atlantis was not incompatible with his Atlantis, as more than enough eons have passed for everybody to have, an Atlantis, he growled, "You sound like my wife she's mystic and I'm not." (Mystic Atlantis fans are looked down upon by realistic Atlantis fans. It was ever thus.) My home phone has been ringing wildly with Atlantis tipsters. My favorites are the Sargasso Continued on 6A, Col. 1 business associate of Christian. Christian has asked repeatedly for the investigation to clear the air. The question of what happens to this matter now, in view of the Adams decision, came up often yesterday. Despite tlie questions, Rep. James Redman (D-PIant City), chairman of the auditing committee, said he did not see how hearings on the rt ri t;i rr.t 1 HI ; i J Mil! 1 these sections of Christian case could be han dled this session. Very similar to the charges against Adams are allegations Conner used a state employe on state time to work at his farm. House Speaker Terrell Ses-sum (D-Tampa) said yesterday he has no plans now to ask the committee to investigate Conner. But, Sessum isaid, he will make a decision sometime this session after he reviews the allegations, tk JV k4 W 1973 86 Pages By ED TAYLOR Mitml Ntwt mporltr Millionaire Maurice Ferre has accused ' Miami Vice Mayor Rose Gordon of "character assassination" after she won a week's delay in filling a vacancy on the City Commission. ' Ferre, nominated to the vacancy by Commissioner Manolo Reboso, hurled the accusation yesterday as the effort to choose a new commissioner, and a new mayor, developed into a donnybrook. . Mrs. Gordon, ' whose nominee for the post is ex-city commissioner Sidney Ar onovitz, said her reason for wanting the delay was that the city attorney should "investigate" three court cases. One involves the Ferre family and the others involve M a u 1 e Industries, the concrete products firm owned by Ferre. ' Mrs. Gordon said, "I like Mr. Ferre. But we're not talking about liking him. We're talking about his serving the city. Have we the right to choose without questioning? I don't think so." Ferre, a former city commissioner and legislator, said, "I am rather surprised that Rose Gordon would get involved in character assassination. I did not know the mayorship is so important to her. She's a little bit worried that she has to stop me now Rebyl in spotlight as Gables mayor' By ANDY ROSENBLATT Miami Ntwi Reporter Commissioner Rebyl Zain is expected to return to the city hall today as Coral Gables officially honors two new mayors. Retired businessman Robert Knight, who swept to an easy victory in the Gables municipal election Tuesday, will be sworn in as mayor at noon. Knight starts his two-year term after outgoing ' Mayor W. Keith Phillips Jr. proclaims the ailing Mrs. Zain "honorary mayor for the day." Mrs. Zain, stricken by can-cer, abandoned her own race for the mayoralty and hasn't been in city hall since she entered Doctors Hospital two months ago. "God has really given mc the miracle I've asked for," Mrs. Zain said while leaving the hospital early this morning. "I am going back to City Hall today and no one ever dreamed of that a month ag-" Mrs. Zain purchased a new size 6 dress for the occasion. The 63-year-old commission- ; er and civic leader had previously worn a size 12. However, the woman known to' many in the Gables as the "Rebyl with a Cause," predicted her health would improve. "Many people have been praying for me and I truly believe I'm gonna make it," Mrs. Zain said. "I've got an about whether to ask the committee to look into those charges. In defense of Adams, some legislators and other state officials claim it is common practice to use state aides for personal business. Whether Adams is a scapegoat or not, whether the practice he's accused of is widespread or not, the way state jjvernment is being Continued on 15A, Col. 1 because she wants the mayorship in November." He was referring to the fact that the new mayor who replaces suspended Mayor David Kennedy will be up for election to the Principal indicted here in tax By MILT SOSIN Miami Newt Reporter A federal grand jury in Miami has indicted Edwin Demeritte, principal of North Dade Junior High School, on 22 counts of income tax fraud connected with operation of a tax return business he ran as a sideline. The 35-year-old Demeritte was accused of "willfully aiding and counseling" his clients in the filing of fraudulent reports in the preparation of their 1971 tax returns. The indictment was returned following presentation of the case yesterday to Miami News Rebyl Zain at obligation to God and to Coral Gables to continue my work." - During the ceremony, Phillips is to read a resolution praising Mrs. Zain for the "vitality and courage of her convictions" and for her "compassion for the city and . . . fellow citizens." The Gables Commission has declared today "A Day of Prayer for Rebyl Zain." Mrs. Zain is expected to lead the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance at the commission chambers, where for the last two years she has led the fight against high-rise developments. Commissioner Zain serves as executive director of the Miracle Mile Merchants and Easter series examines link of science, religion Science and religion have been at odds since Galileo four centuries ago challenged Church doctrine that the earth was the center of the universe. Indications are that things are changing n0W . . . Read alout the growing synthesis of science and religiorTin an Easter series by Miami News Religion Editor Bob Wilcox, beginning Tuesday. METROPOLITAN EDITION 10 CENTS post In November, unless Kennedy is cleared and rein-stated. Kennedy was suspended by Gov. Reubln Askew Wednesday as a result of his indictment by a Continued on 10A, Col. S the grand jury by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jerome Ull-man, during which agent Al Rossi, of the Intelligence Unit of the Internal Revenue Service, testified. Testimony was heard also from several of Demeritte's income tax clients. Although Ullman would not discuss the case, it was presumed that the clients who testified were given immunity from prosecution. Some of the clients reportedly claimed they never even Continued on 10A, Col. 6 Staff Photo by JOE RIMKUS February meeting Property Owners AssOGia-' tion. Knight is joined by incumbent Robert Brake and Albert Jacobson in beginning new commission terms today. Retiring from office along with Phillips is Vice Mayor C. L. Dressel. Neither man sought re-election. Dandy Complete weather on Page 2A fraud r

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