The Tampa Tribune from Tampa, Florida on May 3, 1966 · 1
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Tuesday, May 3, 1966
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TAMPA TEI Final City Edition Weather Map, Page 3-B.) 72ND YEAR No. 123 THREE SECTIONS 40 PAGES TAMPA, FLORIDA, TUESDAY, MAY 3, 1966 PRICE TEX CENTS 7 Days Home Delivery 50 Cents Tribune's John Frasca Wins Pulitzer Prize Tlie Weather Bay Forecast Partly Cloudy to Cloudy Through Tomorrow; Showers Mostly Afternoon. Variable Minds Up to 15 MPH. High 85, Low 70. (National BUNE - 7 figT Jg2. it tWF John A. Frasca Hanoi Claims Captured Fliers Against War TOKYO (UPD Communist North Viet Nam, which claims to have downed 1,000 American planes, yesterday released what it said were antiwar statements by captured U.S. pilots. Hanoi said it was holding 'many" American pilots and that there was considerable opposition among them to the U.S. war effort Four alleged "confessions" were broadcast by the North Vietnamese news agency and monitored in Tokyo. They were apparently timed '.o coincide with Communist publicity claiming the downing of the 1,000th American plane since raids on the north began Feb. 7, 1965. Hanoi made the claim Friday. (A Communist Viet Nam news agency report monitored in Tokyo yesterday claimed three more American planes were shot down over North Viet Nam Monday.) A U.S. spokesman said in Saigon Sunday 225 American planes had been lost since the raids began. The Communists said Navy Pilot Lt. (jg) R. R. Vatzlaff was captured March 21 in Ha Tinh province. They quoted him as saying: "It is an unjust war made by my government and a war in which the Vietnamese people are defending their country. They are a people with a fierce determination to defend their 'country and win the war." j Another was identified as Air Force Lt. Col. Robinson Risner, and was quoted as saying of the North Vietnamese: "You have gained the admiration of American fighter pilots, by your grim tenacity . . . " Risner was quoted as saying he had flown into North Viet Nam on a strike mounted in Thailand. Like Risner, Air Force Capt. Charles Graham Boyd was said to have flown from Thailand. Boyd, whose photograph was distributed by the Communists following his alleged capture April 22, was quoted simply as saying he flew his F105 Thunderchief from Korat Air Base in Thailand and bailed out over North Vict Nam after his plane was disabled by heavy fire. Another Air Force pilot, whose name was unintelligible in the Communist transmission, was quoted as saying he took photographs used for picking bomb targets and that "for these crimes, I beg the forgiveness of the Vietnamese people . . . 'Even though I was an American criminal who had bombed their country and committed many crimes, they gave me good, humane treatment," the "confession" continued. Hanoi said many captured pilots were impressed with North Viet Nam's anti-aircraft fire and many were remorseful for having bombed the country. Two Pilots Rescued Under Red Gunfire By PETER ARNETT SAIGON (Pj Two U.S. pilots were rescued yesterday after their planes were downed in North Viet Nam, one while dangling from the end of a helicopter's jammed rescue cable. Lt. Richard Mansfield of Brattleboro, Vt., who had the hair-raising experience of the jammed cable, said later he thought there are better ways to fly. He is a Navy pilot. The experience of Capt. James M. Ingalls of Palo Alto, Calif., an Air Force pilot, was almost as hair-raising. He had to dodge Communist pursuers. Mansfield was flying a Sky-hawk jet over North Viet Nam when the plane was hit by ground fire. He parachuted safely several miles inland from the coast. Quickly a helicopter from the carrier Ranger appeared and lowered a cable. Mansfield caught hold but the hoist jammed, leaving him hanging $18.5 Million Manatee Port Bond Issue Wins Validation By ALINE MILLER Tribune Staff Writer BRADENTON Manatee County won court approval for its $18.5 million port development bond issue yesterday, and foes were uncertain what would be their next move. Circuit Court Judge Robert E. Hensley approved validation of the bonds and gave opponents 20 days in which to file an appeal. If no appeal is filed, County Attorney Richard Hampton said, the ruling goes into effect. Opponents have, in addition to the 20 days for filing an appeal, 10 days to file briefs. The county also has Pulitzer Award Special Local Reporting Capt. James Ingalls . . . saved from Reds about 30 feet below the helicopter. Communist ground fire opened up heavily and the helicopter hustled away, the lieutenant dangling below. Out over the South China Sea the helicopter was joined by another whose hoist was working. The first chopper let Mansfield down into the water and the second picked him up and took him to the U.S. destroyer England. Ingalls parachuted Sunday night into the mountains of North Viet Nam after his Skyraider was shot down near the border of Laos. He made immediate radio contact with a Skyraider and two Air Force 3rd Aerospace Rescue Recovery Group helicopters came to his aid. Twice helicopters were driven away by Communist fire. Ingalls moved constantly during the night and a helicopter found him yesterday morning far from the original point. Judge Hensley . . . delivers ruling 10 days to file briefs before a new hearing date would be "set before the State Supreme Court. Tribune Staff Writer John Frasca was awarded a Pulitzer prize yesterday for investigating and reporting a story which resulted in the freeing of an innocent man from state prison. The award was announced at Columbia University in New York by the university's trustees. The prizes are administered b y Columbia's graduate school of journalism. Frasca's dogged tenacity in pursuit of the story over a period of several weeks finally procured the release of Robert Lamar Watson oi San-ford. Watson had been n.n-ic;ed of the robbery of a Governor Race Tops Long Today's The Big Vote Day For Burns, Apathy May End At Polls By TOM O'CONNOR Tribune Staff Writer Although the political campaign has been marked by apathy on the part of the people, a respectable number of voters are expected to turn out in Hillsborough County today. The county's registration stands at 174,000 and Supervisor of Elections John Fannin has been predicting that about 115,000 will go to the polls. Polls are open from 7 o'clock in the morning until 7 o'clock at night. There is a possibility of light showers in the afternoon. A total of 977 absentee ballots were cast in the supervisor of election's office at closing time last night. The three-man race for governor should get out a number of voters who ordinarily would not take the time to sort out the large number of candidates running J'or Uie county's 13 legislative seats. With a few exceptions the legislative campaign has been quiet. The three-way Democratic race between incumbent Sen. Tom Whitaker, Mark Hawes and Howard Garrett has attracted attention. Also the three-man race for circuit court judge between Municipal Court Judge Bob Johnson, Larry Goodrich and James A. Lenfestey has been hard-fought. The winner of the Whitaker, Hawes, Garrett race will have to face Republican attorney Joseph A. McClain Jr. in November. Several other Democratic legislative (Continued on Page 2, Col. 3) Where To Vote In Hillsborough See Page 2-B State Atty. Frank Schaub, protesting tiie validation of the bonds in the original hearing, said yesterday he does not intend to file an appeal. Tampa opponents of the bond issue were undecided as to what further course to take although they had given every indication they would appeal the decision if it went against them. .Manuel Corral, chairman of the Tampa Port Authority, which fought the validation, said he would have to call a meeting of the authority to make a decision. Reese Smith, attorney for Hazel Shepherd, Tampa (Continued on Page 2, Col. 1) Mu Lorry suuermarkct. Two Mulberry police officers, one of them the thiol later were tried and convicted of the crime. The category in which Frasca. 49. won the award most coveted by journalists was "local reporting special." It was the first Pulitzer prize awarded to a member of The Tribune staff. For the same story Frasca has also received another national award, the Hey wood Broun Award, which carries a cash prize of $1,000. as does Haydon Burns Elimination Set for LB J Aide Tells Business To Forego Price Boosts WASHINGTON (President Johnson's chief economist told businessmen yesterday that a further rise of prices and proiits could set off a wage-price spiral and T "a speculative boom that will bring on a bust." "I ask you every one of you to stop, look and listen," said Gardner Ackley. chair man of the President's Coun- i cil of Economic Advisers, in a speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Lack of price-profit ' restraint will invite sharply increased demands by labor, he added. But Archie K. Davis, of H'inston-Salem, X.C., chamber president, told the meeting the nation's biggest spender the federal government-must reduce its own spending before any industrial cutbacks could be effective. Speaking at the chamber's 54th annual meeting, Ackley asked: "Is that price increase you are considering really necessary? Are there not some prices that, in the long run, competition is going to force down and that you can cut now? . . Are you doing your part to tight inflation?" Ackley's appeal was the most forceful and direct call from a top administration official to date for holding the price line or for actual price reductions. He did not specifically hold out the threat of a tax increase if inflation is not curbed, but in a ques-tion-and-answer session he was asked what might trigger a tax boost. Ackley said higher taxes would be "almost inescapable" if there were heavily increased outlays for Viet Nam or if there were a substantial increase in federal spending above President Johnson's SI 12.8 billion budget for fiscal 1967, starting July 1. Earlier. Secretary of Commerce John T. Connor told the 4.500 chamber delegates that he sees no need now for a tax increase. The economic signs are not a cause for "undue alarm, any more the Pulitzer, and a regional award, the Green Ee Shade Award of Sigma Delta Chi. professional journalistic society. lt was the second time any reporter ever won the Pulitzer and the Broun Awards in the same year. The Associated Press received its 21st Pulitzer. It went to Peter Arnett for his coverage of the war in Viet Nam. The public service prize went to the Boston Globe, for its campaign to prevent the confirmation of Francis X. Morrissey as a federal district judge in Massachusetts. Primary Ballot- Kelly And Robert King High Scott Kelly at Least One of These Three in Today's Vote than they are cause for complacency' Connor said and added: "I think they indicate that we must be especially watch Today in Hillsborough A director of Tampa's Italian Club charges that Sunday's annual picnic was tainted with politics. Page 1-B. County Commission Chairman Rodriguez orders purchasing practices tightened up. Page 2-B. Royal American Shows prepare to depart Tampa annual hegira. Page 1-B. The Nation's Weather Page 3-B Astrology 16-A Business 8-C Citrus News 8-C Classified 9-16-C Comics 14, 15-A Crossword 13-A Death Notices . : 2-A Editorials 4-B Financial News 6-8-C Fishing 5-C .... . Haynes Johnson of the Washington Evening Star won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. His father, Malcolm Johnson of the old New York Sun. won a reporting prize in 1949. The only other lather-son winners in the history of the awards also came from the Star the late Clifford M. Berryman in 1944 and his son, James T. Berry-man in 1950. Both won cartooning prizes. Arnett won the award in the international reporting category. Frasca joined the staff of (Continued on Page 6, Col. 1) ful and ready to act if necessary, but they do not in my opinion call for drastic measures on an emergency basis at this time." on Gorcn 14-A Graham 5-B Heloise 7-B Landers 7-B Morning After 1-C Sports 1-5-C Theaters 13-A TV and Radio 8-B Wishing Well 14-A Women's News 6-7-B - II Peter Arnett . . . war coverage cited High Rain May Cut Down Turnout TALLAHASSEE (UPD Florida voters go to the polls today to record for history what they think of the controversial 14-month administration of Gov. Haydon Burns. Burns, second Florida governor since statehood to seek re election, is opposed by Mayor Robert King High of Miami and former State Sen. Scott Kelly of Lakeland, who are making a second try after finishing sec ond ana imrd behind Burns in 1964. Sam Foor, Tallahassee publisher of a political newsletter, is the fourth Democratic eandil date. He espouses legalized lot teries and bingo but is nnt rnn. sidered a serious contender. Unly statewide Renubliean contest is the race for the nomination for governor between Claude Kirk, young Jacksonville insurance executive, an ex-Lep. Kichard B. Muldrew of Melbourne. The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m., although it could pe later in some big cities facing abnormally long ballots be cause of a record field of can didates for the state legislature. The state's chief election official, Secretary of State Tnm Adams, has predicted a votpr turnuto of 1.250,000, or 52 per cent ol the state's 2,379,374 reg istered voters. Of t h e s e 1 - 907,066 are Democrats and 440,-616 are Republicans. Weather could cut down on the turnout during part of the day. The forecast ranges from possible early morning showers in south and north Florida to scattered afternoon thun-dershowcrs in the Jacksonville area. It is the first election undr the new federal court-sanctioneO 48-senator, 117-representative reapportionment plan hammered out by a special session in March to give urban areas full control of both houses. Burns was put in the unique for Florida situation of being a two-year governor because of a j recent law changing gubernatorial elections to off-years so they won't coincide with presidential 'campaigns. The law allowed the i first governor during the transition to seek reelection so that Burns, if he wins, will serve six years. LeRoy Collins, now undersecretary of commerce, is the only other Florida governor to serve a six-year term. He served his own term plus the (Continued on Page 4, Col. 1) Governorship Campaign Costs Hit $1.3 Million Page 5-A

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