Enterprise-Journal from McComb, Mississippi on June 22, 1973 · 1
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Friday, June 22, 1973
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Clearing By OLIVER EMMERICH Editor According to residents raw sewage runs in the streets of Baertown. The out-moded privy is still a fact of life there. Correction of this situation is important to all of our people for diseases start from such conditions and spread and Baertown, it must be remembered, is very close to the heavily populated area of McComb. If ever there was an area where a utility district should be formed to cope with this ugly situation it would appear that Baertown is that place. George Breard, who has long been a v! sanitary engineer A 1 1 with 016 Pike V J I County Public I XZT I Health staff, said c, , . to Charles Emmerich Dunagin of the Enterprise-Journal that he has for 28 years been trying to get sewage facilities for the Baertown area. Leadership generally must recognize this situation as something akin to the dark days and correct it. The completion date for the downtown parking area m on North Front and North Boulevard is Nov. 21. One official was quoted in this column as saying that possibly it could be completed within 90 days. The work will move fast but not likely this rapidly. Anyway it is good knowing that Nov. 21 is the legal completion date. Biologists report that 61 per cent of the oysters of the Lake Borgne area of Louisiana are dead and that the fresh water will kill nearly all of the remaining ones. The live oysters are reported to be dying.. This is the result of shifting the water of the Mississippi River into the lake through the Bonnet Carre spillway. It well could be that for sometime in the future people will not complain about the high price of oysters but rather about the scarcity of them. i A Capitol Hill newspaper, in an advertisement says, "Congressmen, our most devoted readers, spend 150 billion a year." The Wayne County (Tenn.) News says, "Wanted: Small cheap saddle, for little cheap horse by big cheap man for small expensive girl." And this from the Washington Evening Star: "One member of the conspiracy agreed to plead guilty without immunization." The Laurel Leader Call says that anyone who doesn't worry about the world situation these days should have his television set examined. According to the Progressive Farmer food prices between 1961 and 1973 increased about 30 per cent. Meanwhile public transportation increased 63 per cent, hospitalization 163 per cent, home repairs and maintenance 45 per cent, physicians 54 per cent. It says that the one thing which has contributed most to higher food prices over the years has been the increase in labor costs. One of the causes of inflation is the high cost of government. And one of the extra costs being paid today is the high cost of the television circus called Watergate. The courts are equipped to handle this matter but the Senate Watergate Committee is making the most of it. People are becoming bored with it. The big gamble just now in the economic freeze is that prices will ease off in August. If this gamble succeeds the price freeze may be lifted. Otherwise it may be a long period of economic refrigeration. Nixon, Brezhnev WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev have reached agreement on a broadly-worded declaration vowing to avoid nuclear war and plan to sign the summit document later today, sources said. The White House said that a midday signing ceremony would be held in the East Room. But spokesmen refused to disclose what would be signed. Other sources reported, however, that the document was a declaration of intent to reduce the risk of nuclear devastation. The agreement waa reached ai the two leaders looked ahead to a reunion summit 10c PER COPY kylab ABOARD USS TICONDEROGA (AP) -Skylab's astronauts came home safely today from man's longest space journey and shunned stretchers to walk smartly but unsteadily across the deck of this recovery carrier. The wobbly 60 steps from the Apollo ferry ship to a medical laboratory indicated Charles Conrad Jr., Dr. Joseph P. Kerwin and Paul J. Weitz had suffered some effects from a record four weeks' exposure to space weightlessness. But Commander Conrad reported as the Apollo parachuted toward a pinpoint landing in the Pacific after an ll-million-mile journey: "We're all in good shape. Everything's OK." They splashed down right on target, just 6 miles from the Ticonderoga. ( ,'Xi' - t ' k - -V " ' ! r(n I". J r Li. Vj-V l" . :(j rh ''' . :- ' . .... ' -"T K ; ' V''- r-1-'1 '''' H V "K ' "I I li This little piggy went to market, this little piggy came home, but this big piggy went to "Toe Day" and got a new set of clothes. This circle of feet displays the end result of one of the activities undertaken by youngsters in McComb mini-parks this summer "Toe Day." Scraps of material, markers, ribbons and other materials were used Thursday at the Net- Senator Defends Dean's Story WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican member of the Senate Watergate committee says the Nixon administration has "stepped on" anyone willing to search for the truth about Watergate. Sen. Lowell O. Weicker Jr., who made the claim Thursday, also said that fired White House Counsel John W. Dean III should be listened to when he appears before the panel. Dean, who has said he discussed Watergate and a possible coverup with President Nixon, will be the lead-off witness when the hearings resume next week. "I think there is a great deal of credibility to a story that he is going to go ahead and tell, and I think the committee owes it to him to enable him to tell that story in full view of the public," Weicker said on a Public Television show, "Evening Edition." He was interviewed by Martin Agronsky. "Is his testimony credible? I think it is. in Moscow in 1974 the target date for formally limiting the awesome atomic arsenals of the two countries. Although the surprise compact was cloaked in unusual secrecy, Nixon himself made a reference to the signing ceremony Thursday night. "I'll see you at 12:30 tomorrow at the signing," Nixon reminded Brezhnev just before midnight as he left the Soviet Embassy after a banquet of caviar, borsch, Russian beef and fish, two kinds of vodka and Soviet champagne. The two leaders announced at the banquet plans for their third summit. The One Newspaper in the World Most Interested in this Community McCOMB, MISS. Crew Comes Home Thirty-nine minutes later, still inside the Apollo, they were on the carrier deck. Doctors, not knowing how they might react to earth's gravity after their long weightless exposure, were prepared to lift them out on litters. But, after consultation with doctors, Kerwin, a physician, said they could walk to the medical trailer where they began six hours of extensive medical debriefing. They emerged smiling from the hatch and saluted as the snip's band struck up "Anchors Aweigh" for the all-Navy crew. Conrad walked with hesitant steps at first but gradually picked up steam as he reached the medical lab door. Kerwin was slightly stooped and both he and Weitz were somewhat unsteady in their steps. Doctors assisted both Kerwin and Weitz - - ' ' - , ,x ... ,! f This Little Piggy... "Nobody's attributing 100-per-cent credibility to him or any other witness, but he's got the guts to stand out there and that's no small thing when you were in his position and had all the pressures that obviously must have existed on this young man at the time to decide that you're going to step forward and tell the story to the American people." Weicker was the sole opponent of the committee's decision to postpone Dean's appearance for one week last Tuesday because of the summit conferences this week between Nixon and Soviet Communist Party leader Leonid I. Brezhnev. "It should be clear from various public statements that have been made that any institution, whether it's a witness, anybody that's willing to step out and try to find out the truth and try to tell the truth is gonna' get stepped on by the executive branch of government," the Connecticut senator said. ''. , M Agree on Nuclear Pact White House sources confirmed the document signing Intentions but refused Thursday night to give details, saying only, "It's going to be an Important one." Prior to the White House ceremony, Brezhnev arranged to meet with about 40 business leaders at Blair House to discuss U.S.-Soviet trade-one of the items of "unfinished business" he cited Thursday night. The two leaders popped a surprise in their banquet toasts, disclosing that Brezhnev had extended and Nixon had accepted an invitation to return to the Soviet Union next year for a third summit FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 1973 by holding onto one arm of each. Experts immediately began removing thousands of feet of film and tape and equipment from medical, earth resources and astronomy experiments that may tell man much about his earth, his sun and his physical being. How well Conrad, Kerwin and Weitz fared in the weightless world will play a major role in determining if man can function efficiently in future longduration flights. The first of the two 56-day Skylab missions is scheduled for launch July 27. The astronauts almost were held over in orbit today to try to repair a refrigeration problem in their space station. But Mission Control decided there was nothing the astronauts could do and told them to come home. f - sr , . -v . U Photo by Ricky Jontton , ' 'J In M terville mini-park to create this array of dressed-up big toes. Mini-parks are operated from 9 a. m. to 11:30 a. m. Mondays through Fridays at Netterville, Higgins, Otken, Kennedy, Hughes, Universal and Westbrook schools. Trained supervisors lead activities at the mini-parks. He cited Vice President Spiro T. Agnew's recent attack on the Watergate panel as one that "can hardly hope to find the truth and hardly fail to muddy the waters of justice," as an example of the executive branch's efforts. Meanwhile, the committee said it was considering a halt to the practice of talking to prospective witnesses in secret because so much supposedly confidential information is leaked to the media. "I nearly despair of doing anything about it," committee Vice Chairman Howard H. Baker, Il-Tenn,, said Thursday. "It means that the committee probably will end its closed door sessions with witnesses, which until now have been held routinely in advance of public appearances. News stories Thursday featured accounts of closed-door testimony by Dean and Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt. in as many years. The reunion could provide a forum for the signing of a treaty placing permanent limits, and possibly calling for reductions, of the two nations offensive nuclear weapons. Nixon and Brezhnev, in a declaration of principles signed at the White House Thursday, the fourth day of their summit talks, set a 1974 target date for completing the lasting limitations on the number and quality of strategic nuclear weapons. The seven-point accord is intended to accelerate stalemated Strategic Arms Limitation Tpiks (SALT) in Geneva. The 84TH YEAR-NO. 48 Ten minutes behind schedule, Conrad, Kerwin and Weitz undocked their Apollo ferry ship and executed a series of maneuvers that sent them slamming into the atmosphere above Thailand for the fiery descent. The Apollo craft hit the calm blue waters at 9:50 a.m. EDT about 830 miles southwest of San Diego, Calif. It was just after dawn off the West Coast. The 42,000-ton Ticonderoga quickly steamed alongside the three-ton Apollo and tossed a line to frogmen in the water. A crane then lifted the craft and the astronauts to an elevator for a ride to the hangar deck. Hundreds of white-clad sailors on deck and millions watching television around the world again had a ringside seat to a U.S. man-in-space landing as the Apollo craft floated down through low-hanging clouds and dangling under three huge orange and white parachutes. "Everyone's in super shape," Conrad said as the spacecraft bobbed on the water awaiting pickup. Frogmen immediately New Project at Little Creek By STEVE SPARKS Enterprise-Journal Staff Writer Shell Oil Co. has taken steps to recover 46 per cent of the remaining oil in the Little Creek reservoir with a new research project, the first of its kind in Mississippi, it has been announced. The project, which was submitted by Shell to the State Oil and Gas Board Wednesday, requested and received permission to inject carbon dioxide gas into a portion of the Little Creek oil operation located in the eastern part of the north segment in Pike County just inside the Lincoln County line. According to testimony 25 million barrels of oil could possibly be recovered. It is an attempt to ascertain whether Little Creek would be susceptible to a miscible pilot project. If the test basis is successful, a larger portion of land would be embraced. Shell plans to inject he C02 gas at a rate of seven million cubic " "et per day into the Comptroller Optimistic About Gasoline Prices There is a definite fuel shortage, but gasoline prices will not skyrocket in Mississippi, commented Doxey Fisher, state motor vehicle comptroller. Fisher made his comments about the highly talked about issues Thursday at the noon meeting of the McComb Exchange Club. Through his office in Jackson, which he has held since being appointed to the position in May 1972 by Gov. Bill Waller, Fisher has been in touch with the major oil companies operating in the state. He has the belief that the fuel shortage is valid. "I'm not an alarmist though," said the state official. Fisher believes gas prices in the state will not soar but will go up slightly. His Two Youths Charged With Pike Break-ins The arrest of a 17-year-old McComb boy earlier this month was announced today by Pike County Sheriff Hobert "Tot" Lawson. The youth is charged with two burglaries of inhabited dwellings which occurred recently just outside the McComb City limits. One alleged burglary took place on June 4 at the home of Mrs. Doris Maxcy on Highway 51 South. According to Lawson, Mrs. Maxey was awakened about 4 a.m. by the noise of someone in her house. An U.S.-Soviet negotiators arc trying to work out a permanent treaty to replace an Interim arms limitation agreement signed at the Moscow summit a year ago. The document signed Thursday leaves open the possibility of a partial, temporary agreement before 1974. Such an accord could be signed in Moscow next year if the broader, permanent agreement Is not completed prior to the reunion summit. Later today, Nixon and Brezhnev were scheduled to fly to the President's San Cle-mente, Calif., home, traveling together aboard Nixon's "Spirit of '76" jetliner. They will conclude their summit there on Sunday. Partly cloudy today, becoming generally fair tonight and Saturday. High today and Saturday in 90s. Low tonight in 60s. The river stage at Natchez is 48.8 and falling. Safely leaped from helicopters to secure the spacecraft with flotation collars. The Ticonderoga reported the astronauts had landed 6Vfe miles from the ship and that the ship was 6',? miles from the target point, indicating a perfect touchdown. The Ticonderoga steamed to pick up the Apollo capsule with the astronauts still inside, in contrast to most earlier U.S. flights when the spacemen were lifted to the carrier by helicopter. Medical requirements dictated the pick up method today. Medical experts were not certain how the astronauts would react after returning to earth's gravity following record exposure to space weightlessness so they decided the astronauts should be subjected to as little activity as possible until they can be examined in mobile medical laboratories aboard the Ticonderoga. The landing completed an historic space mission that lasted 28 days and 50 minutes. During that time the spacemen circled the earth 395 times. reservoir under approximately 5,000 pounds of pressure. According to Shell engineers, if the project is successful they would anticipate 46 per cent of oil remaining in the ground could ultimately be recovered, which would benefit local land and royality owners in addition to relaxing the present energy crisis. According to testimony at the meeting in Jackson, 55 per cent of the oil originally in the field remains following a salt water recovery plan which was used and is now in its final stages. The new project has never been used in Mississippi but has been successful in West Texas at shallower depths and different soil conditions. The new project will be the final attempt to recover the oil in this field. According to a statement from Shell, 76 per cent or the working interest owners have agreed to basck Shell with the project while 12 per cent have not responded to the request and another 12 per cent declined and gave up their interests. reasons were that President Nixon's newest price freeze has a lock on major oil companies and that an increase of approximately one per cent would likely come from individual stations around the state. He commented further that competition among the operators would stem a drastic gas price hike and feels Mississippi, on a comparative level with other states, would still be a less inexpensive state in which to travel,., Fisher's main presentation centered on the duties of the comptroller's office and how in his first year of a four-year term that the state has been saving money through re-evaluation of certain offices in his department. unspecified amount of money was taken in the incident. The second charge resulted from an incident on May 20, Lawson said, in the home of Mrs. Estclle Matthews on War-dlaw road. Mrs. Matthews' daughter was allegedly awakened sometime after midnight to find a person standing beside her bed. The intruder prevented her from screaming by placing his hand over her mouth and then ran out of the house it is alleged. Approximately $50 was missing in this break-in, said Lawson. The case against the youth has been turned over to Youth Court under the authority of Judge Thad Leggett III. Although the youth was arrested on June 7, lawson did not announce his arrest of the incidents of burglaries until today. It was also announced today that a 14-year-old boy of Rt. 3, McComb, was arrested Thursday on a charge of burglary of the home of Mrs. Johnnie Fortenberry on Highway 48 West. The sheriff's department received the report of the break-in yesterday from a man who came to work in Mrs. For-tenberry's yard. She has been out of town, according to the sheriff. The youth is alleged to have entered the home on Wednesday, about 1 p.m., and yesterday shortly before noon. Several articles and some money were recovered when the youth was arrcs'ed, Lt'v reported. i

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