The Miami News from Miami, Florida on February 24, 1966 · 1
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Thursday, February 24, 1966
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Bade Delegation Urges 'Strong' County Mayor By CHARLES F. HESSER Miami Newi Politic Writer v The Dade legislative delega- tion today recommended a ' "strong" county mayor as one : of the needed reforms to better " equip Metro in handling ever-! increasing countywide prob- lems. Other suggestions included a -closer working relationship be tween Metro and the cities and a broader county tax base. The delegation's recommendations were the result of a series of public hearings on all facets of government in Dade, which started last August and concluded in January. " Apparently anticipating the findings of the Dade legislators, Metro Mayor Charles Hall earli- o Metro-City Harmony o Broader Tax Base er in the week said he favored strengthening the mayor'i job. A day later, a majority of Hall's Metro Commission colleagues quickly disagreed. In its interim report final recommendations will be made in November the delegation said the structure of Metro "should be altered to encourage the development of effective and sustained policy leadership." The delegation recommended the council-Manager form of government be retained, but that the office of mayor be strengthened. , Metro's mayor, said the report, should be given veto power over major legislative acts of the commission; that he should be authorized to appoint members of boards, subject to commission approval; and that at the first commission meet ing each January, issue a "state of the county" report with recommendations for meeting community problems. The legislators found that despite "all its accomplishments, Metropolitan government In Dade County has not lived up to what the people of the county expected of it. The hoped-for economies through eliminating the duplication of services have not been fully realized." One of the reasons for this failure, it was found, was "a striking lack of concensus within the community on what directions Metro should take." As one of the remedies, the legislators "endorse in the strongest possible terms the recent series of meetings between city and county officials, which were the result of the delegation hearings." It was urged that these meetings, "which seem to hold much promise for greater harmony in Continued on 10A, Col. 3 Tucilby: Cloudy. Low tonight 60-65. High tomorrow 74-78. Complete Weather, Page 7A. St The Established In 1896 iami New TODAYS NEWS TODAY Telephone 374-6211 The Best Newspaper Under The Sun Miami, Fla., Thursday, February 24, 1966 Final Home Edition Ten Cents (Only 45 cents a week for home delivery daily and Sunday) -ltJJ bill BAGGS New Group WASHINGTON Visiting the White House these days; is somewhat like making a trip to Texas. Over in the western rooms of the place, where the work gets done, graceful paintings of the sea and of sailboats, selected by Jacqueline Ken nedy, have vanished from the walls. The eye catches the horns of a bull. And paintings of western life. And the change is made emphatic by the Texas drawls you hear in the offices. Of course, each President has his own flavor, and Mr. Johnson would be expected to spread his around the rooms where he works and lives. And that he has. In The Circle In the last three decades. the presidency has become a kind of corporate body. The President sits in the middle of the circle and around him are special assistants, who exercise much influence in the workings of the presi dency, j John Kennedy hauled a cans of brilliant, quick and mostly young men into the White House as his assistants. Many of them were in tellectuals, some very prac tical men at politics and diplomacy and most of them were from New England. The JFK assistants have gone now, except for Mc-George Bundy, who advises Mr. Johnson on foreign policy and national security. Mr. Bundy leaves in a few days for private life. The new assistants have two things in common: Mostly they are from Texas and all of them have an almost religious loyalty to the President. Bill D. Moyers could be called the principal assistant to the President. He is a lay Baptist preacher, only 31, a native of Texas and as competent as a President could ever hope to get. Mr. Moyers has ulcers he wanted to leave the White House, but he appears settled down now. Hard Man W. Marvin Watson, 41, another Texan, seems second in importance around the White House these days. He is the kind of office manager. A Texan named Harry Mcpherson, 36, has the job held by Theodore Sorenson when JFK was President. He is special counsel to the President At 44, Jack Valenti, who handles personal matters for LBJ, is an old man among this young group of Texans. You can hear much grumbling, but not from the assistants, that LBJ is a hard man to work for ... and that seems to be the truth. But as one assistant said, the President works harder than any of his assistants. - In short, hard work and devotion to Lyndon characterizes the new group of men making decisions which could affect your lives. JUDY HYAMS CASE Mi o 1 Believed Dead. Mill i't mm": 7 ' I -,i0 ' J E . : tzk r. i.jdfe::;M:-;::,-iVi-vrs jf.., , t Call Of Conch Six-year-old Jamie Scott Anderson puts his heart (lungs) into, practicing for the second annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest Saturday in Key West. He won last year's competition. At six, Jamie already has five years experience in the test of lung power. The contest is part of the city's Old Island Days Celebration now under way. PRESIDENT IN PEKING Army Takes Over Ghana Government NKRUMAH ACCRA, Ghana (AP) - Led by a colonel, the army revolted today and overthrew the Kwame Nkrumah government. It declared him ousted from the presidency, Nkrumah, designated president for life after Ghana won its independence, was en route to North Viet Nam as t h e army moved in. Peking Radio said he was being honored at a dinner in the Chinese capital. It reported no reaction to th coup. "The myth surrounding Kwame Nkrumah has been broken," the chief of the revolutionaries said over Accra Radio. What effect the army takeover will have on Ghanaian foreign policy was not clear. Nkrumah frequently supported the Communist line in world affairs, but also accepted Western aid in developing Ghana's bauxite (aluminum) resources. Reports reaching Dakar said violent fighting was taking place around the presidential palace and Nkrumah's personal guard has refused to lay down its arms as demanded. The military were said to be trying to break down the resistance of the personal guard with auto matic arms and light mortars. The pre-dawn coup led by elements of the second brigade was announced by Radio Ghana. The coup leader was identi fied by the radio as Col. E. Kl Kotoka, 40, commander of the Second Brigade based in the northern city of Kumasi. It has been Tiolding maneuvers near Accra. There was no news of Army Commander Maj. Gen. Charles Barwah. Barwah was given the top army post last July by Nkrumah and reports circulated that the move was designed to head off an army rebellion. , Roads leading to ministers' mansions were sealed and shooting was heard near the home of Defense Minister Kofi Baako. ' . Foot Sticks From Cement Filled Can By JACK OSWALD Beportcr ( Th Miami Mewi ,. , A cement-filled garbage can with a foot sticking out of it was hauled from the Miami River today. Police said a whole body may be in the can. Lt. Bruce Berry, of Metro's homicide division, said the foot appears to be that of a white woman. From the condition of the foot, he said, the body apparently was "in good shape" when the cement was poured over it. ; : "We will take the can intact back to the county morgue where we will probably spend the greater part of the day working on it," he said. The can was spotted by a river cleanup crew off the 3900 block of NW 36th Street about 7:30 a.m. The crew, told police the were moving up the river when they saw the can just under the surface of the water. ft 'Don't, Aid Allies. Who Duck, War' Rep. Claude Pepper urged the United States today to refrain from aiding its allies who refuse to help in resisting Communist aggression in South Viet Nam. ' Introducing a formal resolu tion in the House of Represent- atives, Pepper said the U.S. role in Viet Nam was in accordance with its obligation under the United Na- K'a; -1 A lions tuaiici iu help suppress acts of agres- PEPPER sion. ' "Our allies should realize they signed the same charter and have the same obligation," Pepper said. . "If they don't recognize this, then :we should not feel obligated to help them if they are threatened by Communism in the future." , Just Fancy That " Lynx slew tastes just like chicken, sportsmen claim. But in addition to salt, pepper and flour, you should spice it with three bay leaves and two teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce, gourmets say. BIG SAUL offmTtho country's enly big bargain board oi carpat. 5,000 rolls S1.99 to (10. yd. Discount Carpet Exchange, 7500 NW 7 Av. Adv. 4 Arrested As Rustlers ; in Meat-Hungry Cuba Cattle rustlers are riding the range in meat-hungry Cuba,' according to a Havana radio broadcast , monitored here today. Four men were reportedly charged with stealing and slaughtering cattle for sale on the black market in 'Holguin, Oriente Province, and three others charged with buying the stolen beef. Meat is strictly rationed in Cuba with each person receiving only 12 ounces a week. ' The makeshift zinc coffin was hoisted out of the water and placed on a small dock while police sent a diver into the murky water to see what else he could find on the river bottom. The can was described as "the large, backyard size." It was battered and splotched with a tan stain. . Shortly after the discovery near the Airport Expressway, the scene was swarming with police officials. A Berry said it appeared the body was placed in the can first and then the cement poured over it. CREDIT CARD FOR PARKING FINES NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) -Parking fines by credit card have 5,000 "established and satisfied customers," officials of this Ohio River city say. For an initial deposit of $5, the police department issues a motorist a window decal permitting deductions for overtime parking violations. When a violation is noted on a "customer's" auto, a nickel is deposited in the meter and a pink slip tucked under the windshield wiper. A duplicate slip is filed with the traffic division and IS cents is deducted from the motorist's deposit. 'VIET GOAL, LIMITED' t . mm V ! W JUDITH HYAMS Satellite Launch Postponed CAPE KENNEDY (AP) - An attempt to launch the Essa 2 weather satellite was postponed today when a power cable fell away from the Delta booster rocket 44 seconds too soon. No new launch date was set Immediately. Essa 2 is designed to relay instant weather pictures to local stations in more than 20 countries. It will complete a two-satellite operational weather reporting network. The countdown on the three-stage Delta proceeded smoothly to within 44 seconds of the planned liftoff when the control center received a false signal that the rocket had biased off. A hold was called and investigation showed that a cable, called an umbilical, had dislodged prematurely from the second stage. Mystery Witness Is Sought By VERNE O. WILLIAMS Reporter of The Miami Newi An intensive investigation aimed at proving that missing lab technician Judith Carol Hyams died under an abortionist's knife is being pushed by the state attorney's office, The Miami News has learned. Blocked by witnesses who won't talk, the chief hope of the investigation today is locating a mystery figure named "Smith," who drove Judy's car to Atlanta and whom probers now believe took a plane back to Miami. State Attorney Richard Ger-stein gave the nod to assignment of a fulltime investigator to the case some weeks ago after a top aide told him at least three Miami professional men appear to know the answers to the case but won't talk. A chain of evidence points to the likelihood the pretty, 22-year-old divorcee died at the hands of a local abortionist on the very day she disappeared last Sept. 14. r "This is the conclusion to which we are forced," cpnfirm-ed Assistant State Attorney I. Richard Jacobs, who is handling legal aspects of the investigation. The parents of the missing girl. Coral Gables builder Ga- Continued on 10A, Col. 1 GIs Beat Back Cong Attack Near Saigon SAIGON (AP) - A Viet Cong battalion slashed across a minefield early today and attacked elements of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division in one of the heaviest Communist assaults against the GIs. The Americans beat off the attackers with a barrage of mortar and artillery fire, killing at least 89 and wounding 11, according to reports from the scene. U. S. casualties were described as light but some small units took moderate losses. The S-hour battle took place near Tan Binh in the jungles 30 miles north of Saigon, where thousands of infantrymen on No Blind Rush To War, LB J Says i NEW YORK (AP) - President Johnson pledging no "mindless escalation" of the war In Viet Nam, says "the tide of battle has been turned there." . Mr. Johnson, In a national television-radio address from a hotel ballroom here, said last night the United States fights in Viet Nam for a limited objective "to prevent the success of aggression" and is using the minimum necessary force "under what I believe ta careful control." The war, he said, never will J. ; . be expanded into a direct conflict with Communist China "by any act of ours and not if there is any reason left behind the wild words from Peiping." Reflecting some of the optimism that has seemed evident among top Washington officials in recent weeks, Mr. Johnson said flatly the tide of battle has been" turned. . While he did not elaborate, he apparently based the statement' on reports of mounting Communist casualties and defections. " Mr. Johnson's address in ac- 0 cepting the annual National Freedom Award of Freedom House,, a nonpartisan organization, represented a reply to critics of his Viet Nam policy. And even as he began to speak, the voice of dissent was heard. " ' A man in the formally attired audience rose at the back of the ballroom and shouted, "Mr. President, peace in Viet Nam." Secret Service agents and police hustled him out. Identified as James Peck, 51. of the War Resisters League, he had paid $25 for a dinner ticket and, be fore his outburst, had doffed his tie and tux jacket and unbuttoned his shirt to expose a tee shirt emblazoned "Peace in Viet Nam." Peck was charged with resisting arest and disrupting a lawful meeting. Bond was set at $3,000. Peck, 51, had been arrested at least a dozen times before, and once spent three years in the federal penitentiary at Danbury, Conn., as a conscientious objector to the draft. On June 22, 1948, he entered Continued on 10.4, Cot. 6 Operation Mastiff have been looking for hard-core Viet Cong regiments since Monday. A U.S. Marine company battled another Viet Cong battalion equipped with automatic weapons outside Ky My, a village 380 miles northeast of Saigon. With armed helicopters backing them up, the Leathernecks killed 25 Communists and put the rest to flight, a Marine spokesman said. Down the coast, a Marine patrol spotted 20 Viet Cong near Chu Lai and called in howitzers. The Marines spotted only six fleeing and presumed the rest were either killed or wounded. Despite heavy rain, American jets hit North Viet Nam again yesterday, using radar in some cases, spokesmen reported. Navy carrier planes flew six missions at 500 to 2,000 feet, pounding a highway 36 miles southwest of Vinh and a river ford 30 miles northwest of Donghoi, both in the North Vietnamese panhandle. INSIDE THE NEWS Alvarez .. Amuse ... Astrology Bridge ... Business . Classified Comics .. Crossword Deaths ... Editorials Espanol . . Faces . 7A 11A , 8B 14A 18A . 7B .11B HB 11A . 6A . 8A . 4B Food Kelly MeLemore O'Day ... Pattern Pictures . Rabbinical Rau Sports TV-Radio Women ... . 1C 12A 19A 2B 7B 18A 6B 11A 19A , 14A . 2B JOHN bJ REASLER Quiet!!! t Word Game 7B Eventually, it is safe to assume, each denizen of this Electronic Age will have his own itsy-bitsy television set and not have to depend upon the whim of others. This is a grand idea. I cart hardly wait. Already we have itsy-bitsy radios. You can see the happy souls up and down the streets, press ing their little radios, to their ears; dancing about, jaywalking and blissfully out of touch with whatever it is they use for reality. These are called transistor radios. They are a great stride toward individual freedom. In fact, one transistor radio owner caused a three minute traffic jam downtown just the other day he was happily doing the Watusi all by himself in Flagler Street at Miami Avenue. - The reason I can hardly wait for individual television sets is because .nobody ever gets the volume right on the family, or group-owned, set. Threatens Kids I have had a television set for many years now hold ing out only three days as an intellectual protest against Dagmar and the volume in my house has never been at the correct level. Totting up here on my hv stant abacus, I find that I have wasted approximately 230.003 -man hours shouting, "If you kids don't turn that thing down I'm going to turn it off!" . Children,' as any parent knows, do not consider a television set at the correct volume unless it is shattering glass three rooms away. I have learned to hold the punchline until John Wayne gets through with the Indians, and I can lipread through an entire showing of McHale's Navy, but this is not the final answer. Individual TV sets are the answer. For one thins, it is odd how quiet the set gets when the parent suddenly becomes interested in a nro- gram. My wife, or I, will say, "Turn it up just a bit. kids, O.K.? A little bit more." Solves Problems The hero is whispering to the heroine that all will be well as soon as the true ownership of the tire factory is established. It is a soft and moonlit night and she whispers back, yes, but can we base a lasting relationship on such a tenuous hope? The stomach commercial comes on and breaks the last mirror in the house. Everybody should have his own little set. This would cut the divorce rate. It would probably solve the population explosion, too. I do know that one set will not work for various pairs of ears. With six kids and a wife, all at odds about decibels, I have spent more time running back and forth to the controls than Richard Kimble runs away. Electronic science, shuffle and deal. Only when everybody has his own little set will harmony finally be established. We will all sit quietly, mesmerized. And hold it up to our eyeball.

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