Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 21, 1974 · Page 1
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Panama City, Florida
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Friday, June 21, 1974
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Good Morning! Today h FHdayv June 21, \9!?&t 1 NEWS HERALD A Florido Freedom Newspaper ffeyorld^ Mosl Beciotifftil Reaches Panama City, Florida Telephone 763-7621 Two Sections" "Daydreams of a fair world which would treat him according to his 'real worth' are the refuge of all those plagued by a lack of self-knowledge." — Ludwig Von Mlses Volume 5 No. 52 iiMi iVj> 24 Pages Price 10 Cents House $ Continue In Belfast Now Facing Negligence Charge Nixon Still In Tax Stir BELFAST (UPI) - Two more bombs went off In Nor? thern Ireland Thursday and munitions experts defused another in the third day of a wave of Irish Republican Army bombing*. t No Injuries were reported in the latest ihcftents, which brought.#6' 22 the .number of bombtttgaln the'province since the blitiy^gan Monday night. Melon Bomber Shares Wealth CHICAGO (UPI) — Armed only Mth a half-eaten watermelon, a man robbed the Illinois Sfate Bank of $12,000 Thursday, then began distributing the money on the street. *> . Stanley Glover, 23, an unemployfi"d«x-sdrviceman, was arrested a short time after tftg-rblbery. Police said he was carrying $&;970. they said he told them he gave the rest away to people on the street, in restaurants and in an alley* • ' One man turned in a packet of»$V,000whlch he said he found on the street. "'V* Officers said Glover got the moffey by threatening a teller with a "bomb" in a brown paper bag. Police found only a half-eaten watermelon inside. •i i 1 'fin The IRA's extremist Provisional wing has vowed to con-. tinue the campaign until Britain declares its readiness to withdraw Its. 16,000 troops stationed' here. , An army spokesman said a bomb "In the 100 to 150-pound- category" exploded without Warning outside a telephone exchange in Keady, "40 miles southwest of Belfast, Thursday morning.< The. blast shattered the front of the building and blew out windows in nearby shops, he said. Shortly after midnight two masked gunmen held up a motorist at Cookstown, 35 miles from Belfast, filled his car with explosives and then told him to park the vehicle outside the local headquarters of a militant Protestant organization. The spokesman'»said the motorist raised the alarm and residents evacuated the' area before the bomb went off. No one was injured. At Portadown, 25'miles southwest of Belfast, an anonymous caller told police a bomb had been left at a depot used by gasoline trucks. Munitions experts rushed to the scene, found an explosive wrapped as a parcel on the front seat of one truck and defused the device, the spokesman then said. No statement of responsibility was issued, but the spokesman said the British army assumed the latest attacks were the work of the IRA. Sectarian violence in Northern Ireland has taken the lives of 1,037 Protestants, Roman Catholics, soldiers and police here since August, 1969. Israel Launches Mass Air Raids County Set Open Forum Meeting The Bay County Planning told ,the boart! that recent Board voted Thursday night to Indication* point out that Bay set Monday, July 1, as its next County-Is', anil will be, a future meeting date to air views from citizens before implementing any type of -county-wide planning. The board members plan to write letters to area civic clubs, interested groups and individuals and invite their participation in the open forum. .Items to be discussed inculde transportation, and land use. Charlie Hilton, local attorney, UAW Votes Tentative Settlement CHICAGO (UPI) - United Auto Workers members balloted Thursday night on a pact that could end a strike at a Ford Motor Co. suburban plant at midnight and send nearly 30,000 workers back to their jobs next week in 12 Ford plants in the United States and Canada. Company and union spokesmen...said strikers at the Chicago Heights stamping plant were expected to return to their jobs starting with the midnight shift if they approved the settlement In 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. balloting. Ford planned to begin recalling idled workers at 12 closed assembly plants as soon as the flow of vital parts from the stamping plant resumed. market-area. He noted that other areas of -Florida are suffering from lack of tourism while Bay County has showed approximately a 15 per cent increase this summer. "Interest rates are high and money its hard to come by," Hilton said, "and-.lnvestors are looking 'for a "place where sometWrfg is happening. I feel Bay GOunty Is such a place. "The "coastline Is rapidly being used upland we need regulations*to*»preserve this golden goose: 'Whether the they should be sure the growth Is quality growth. "Growth that doesn't tax the people already here for the benefit of others who don't bear the burden," he said. He also suggested that when planning rights-of-way, consideration be given to obtaining sufficient properties to provide for pedestrian and biking paths to make the city enjoyable for people who live here. The board members agreed they are somewhat hamstrung at the moment because of lack of funds. They noted additional staff Is needed'' to do an interest hy,ih ecology dY money, adequate job of planning, both'have the same Members said they will be keep (he benches attractive." seeking additional funds for the Jerry Gerde", also a local next fiscal year, which begins in attorney- advised the bound October. Kennedy Against WASHiNGSTCftf jfUPI) Republicans brought ailing Sen. Norris Cotton to the Senate floor from Bethesda Naval Hospital to ensures yet another day of defeats for liberal Democrats . attemptlraio attach taxreform amendments to.^aydebt ceiling bill. ' "' : * Sen. Edward Nl Kennedy, D- Mass.l condemned the four days 'filibuster and paiiia- Cambodian Forces In Cleanup Move PHNOM PENH (UPI) Cambodian troops moving up Highway. 5* cleaned out pockets of Communist resistance Thursday in a market town 18 miles north of Phnom Penh and awaited orders to advance on the. Communist-held province capital of Oudong. Government forces are currently engaged in trying to expand their front around WEATHER SUNNY w Forecast—Mostly sunny and continued warm with only slight chance of brief afternoon thundershowers. Winds variable under eight miles per hour. High today in the lower to mid 90s. Low tonight in the upper 60s. TIDES Panama City: High, 11:33 a.m.; low, 10:40 p.m. Port St Joe: High, 12:52 p.m.; low, 11:33 p.m. Apalachicola: High, 4:24 p.m.; low, 12:06 a.m Sunrise, 5:40 a.m. Sunset, 7:43 p.m. RIVER READINGS Jim Woodruff Dam, 47.5 Blountstown River Landing, 8.5: Open gulf temperature near 77. j _____ Phnom Renh"before the rainy season tto'gs down both sides within thehext feV Weeks. Field' r. reporters with the government \drto©' up Highway 5, said some Communists were*|ti)l holding out in the marlfer$iowh* of Kompong Luong on tl}e Tonle Sap river 18 miles riovtftof Phnom Penh. Camb&ph T28 converted training; pl.anes and 105mm artillery* b^tgries bombarded suspeoted' • 'rebel ' positions during.the^dy. ^ \s Kon^ng>L *K »jg ! "4s three 'miles*east wOodqng, a province capit|l captured by the Communists drflMarch 18, and a key objective, p| the current government driye%i Highway 5. 'Fi&fl reporters said morale of Cambodian 'troops Involved in the sweep'wasTextremely high. Officer's w^e^ reported directing the_ Operation from the frOnfiin&^ Contrast to a number "of torev'tous campaigns which subsequently failed. Field fimporters said government forces-were stopped Thursday in a bid-to recapture an abandeneo*.position at Spean Po, bneiihile. hbrth^of the Long Vek; Ari^iy ^tT ^nlng center and a munitions Repair works 21 miles north of. Phn6m Penh on Highways. ; ..« . ' More j .fian 10,000 refugees have bfeeft«vaciJite^from Long Vefcllife $eek i« ajitfcipatlon of a mf • ; * " By United Press International Israel said its warplanes attacked Arab guerrilla bases in Lebanon Thursday in their biggest air strikes in more than a month. Lebanese reports said' the targets included Palestinian refugee camps and "dozens" of civilians were killed. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society —the Arab equivalent of the Red Cross —said the vie-' tims included old people, women and children as well as rescue workers. It appealed for help. Palestinian guerrilla officials said 27 persons were killed and 94 others wounded in the Israeli air attacks. Most of the dead, were women and children, the officials said. There was no Immediate report from Lebanese authorities. The Israeli military command said the air strikes were Russians. U.S. Align On Sea Law CARACAS (UPI)-The third international sea law conference of 150 nations opened Thursday with the United States lining up with the Soviet Union in favor of narrow territorial . waters. U.S. Ambassador John R. Stevenson said however that coastal countries should have special fishing and mineral rights beyond the 12-mile limit; And he advocated equal sharing among all mankind of resources in or under the high seas. United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim presided over the opening ceremony. Waldheim urged the 3,000 delegates to shun replacing "Old quarrels on land by new quarrels at sea." America's Stevenson spoke to a press conference on' the opening day of the third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea. He urged broad and basic agreement among the 150 countries attending the 10-week But Sen. James B. Allen, D- conference In forging a new Ala., and his GOP allies have body of laws governing the seas prevented the Kennedy amend- that cover two-thirds of the Ear- jnents from coming to a vote. th's surface. The Allen forces agreed Thur- Stevenson said delay could sday to allow a vote on the lead individual nations to take liberal tax package, but only 6n matters into their own hands, the package as a whole, not on "The treaty must be pre- each part separately. Liberals mised on satisfying all or most concede this probably would countries and not on a mere mean defeat. ' majority," he said. •NEWS ROUNDUP- No Exfrgdition BRASILIA (UPI) — The Brazilian Federal Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that British train robber Ronald Biggs, the escaped mastermind of the 1963 great train robbery, cannot be deported to England.' The court also saidBiggs could not be sent to any other country from where he might eventually be extradited or deported to England. But'the court also upheld a deportation order issued May 6 against the British convict. 200 -Year Sentence Set TAMPA, (UPI) — A man convicted late Wednesday night of the 1971 murder of his wife and daughter was sentenced to 200 years in state prison by Hillsborough County Circuit Court Judge Harry Lee Coe.' • Odel Hall, 35, was convicted of killing his wife and the two-year-old girl she held in her arms April 9,1971. Milk Figure Plea Bargains WASHINGTON (UPI) — Jake Jacobsen, former milk cooperative lawyer and long-time political associate of ex-Treasury Secretary John B. Connally, is plea bargaining with Special Watergate Prosecutor , Leon Jaworski, his attorney acknowledged Thursday. Bombs Rock Buenos Aires BUENOS AIRES (UPI) - Bombs damaged the offices of seven companies, including five American- based firms, in Buenos Aires Wednesday night, police said Thursday. Police said all the bom i bs , eame within a half hour before midnight. They said no one was injured. aneuver mentary maneuvering against the tax amendments as "an unfortunately tragic circus." . Kennedy and his allies want to cut individual income taxes by $6.5 billion, then makeup the loss to the .Treasury by eliminating the oil depletion allowance and eliminating some business depreciation tax advantages and export incentives. ordered because of Increased guerrilla activity in the region. It was the third consecutive day of raids in retaliation for last Thursday's guerrilla attack on the border village of Shamir in which three women were killed. The four guerrillas, who also died in the attack, were identified as members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Com; mand which said the attack was "our reaction to President Nixon's visit to the Arab world." A guerrilla spokesman said the Israeli warplanes raiders hit and destroyed the Front's 'Offices in Rashidlyeh during Thursday's raids. He said they also hit a guerrilla police post at Ain al Helweh. Both were among four targets listed by the Israeli military command which said only military objectives were attacked. The alrstrlkes extended over a period of 75 minutes, the command said, and were directed at guerrilla bases near the Mediterranean coastal towns of Sldon and Tyre. It said all Israeli planes returned safely to base. The Lebanese Defense Ministry said Lebanese antiaircraft gunners opened fire on the raiders but made no immediate claims of hits. The Palestinian guerrilla news agency WAFA said two Israeli planes were shot down by the guerrilla air defense systems. A Israeli military sources said the Israeli planes struck in waves and encountered several Soviet-made SAM7 shoulder- fired missiles but none of them hit. CONFINEMENT —A Ft. Benning Ga. officer escorts former Army Lt. William L. Calley Jr. into the post stockade after Calley's four-month bail was revoked and appeals by his attorneys failed to keep him free while other appeals are being heard. Calley surrendered to military authorities Thursday. (By UPI) Calley Again Behind Bars FT. BENNING, Ga. (UPI) Former Army Lt. William L^ Calley Jr. convicted three years ago of the murder of at least 22 civilians at My Lai, surrendered Thursday to military authorities to serve only his second night behind bars. The 30-year-old Calley. accompanied by his attorney, arrived at the provost marshal's office at this infantry training center at 2:58 p.m. two minutes ahead of an agreed-to surrender time. Calley, appearing solemn and wearing sunglasses and a tan suit, said nothing to about 25 waiting newsmen and about a dozen base personnel who waited under a "broiling sun for his arrival. About 10 minutes later, he was escorted by a confinement officer to the base stockade, a group of red brick and white block structures surrounded by a 10-foot fence topped with barbed wire, located behind the provost marshal's office. Kirkland Will Retire After Current Term ByKenRetherford City Editor In a surprise move Tuesday afternoon, Panama City Commissioner Henry Kirkland announced this will be his last term of office as city com- -mlssloner, wrapping up 11 years as a member of that body. The announcement came at the conclusion of a meeting Kirkland called in Mayor M.B. Miller's office to discuss his reasons for combining the No. 3 fire station in the Millville area with the No. 1 station downtown. Kirkland said this is the first | tune in 11 years he has been in the spotlight. "I have been a silent commissioner," he said, "but now I've been tried, con'. vlcted and sentenced...there's a cloud of doubt and distrust hanging over my head that will be there as long as I live." Disappointment The commissioner expressed his disappointment that the residents of the Millville area did not understand his actions and reasons for moving the fire station. The following is a copy of the text Kirkland released to news media: "WHY DID HENRY KIRKLAND VOTE TO MOVE THE 9 MEN AT NO. 3 FIRE STATION TO THE NO. 1 FIRE STATION? "Several months ago, we were advised that effective Jan. .1, 1975, the city would have to pay time and a half for overtime In accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act passed by the U.S. Congress. "The Commissioners decided that we could move the nine men to the No. 1 Fire Station, that would be nine men we already have and would not have to hire as many additional employes to staff the Fire Department, so long as we did not jeopardize the Millville area. The Millville area would still have good fire coverage, and in addition to the coverage from No. 1 Station, there could be placed in the Millville area a small, completely equipped vehicle which would be in radio contact with the Fire Station No. 1 through which all calls are received relative to fire. The small truck being in the area could proceed and be at the site almost immediately and possibly extinguish the fire before the large truck could arrive. The time element on the large truck at the furtherest point in the Millville area would not exceed three to four minutes. "It is estimated that by moving the nine men at the Millville Fire Station to the No. 1 Fire Station, the city could realize a substantial savings to the tax payers as personnel could be better utilized in working toward a 40-hour work week as all other city employees have. The statistics given me by Fire Chief Grady Jackson, there were 89 calls during the past 12 months period: 24 of the calls were for dwellings, 6 for businesses, and 59 were (See KIRKLAND, Page 2A) WASHINGTON (UPI) - Federal tax officials considered charging President Nixon with civil fraud In his $432,787.13 underpayment of Income taxes in 1969-1972 but settled instead for a finding of negligence, members of the House Judiciary Committee said they learned Thursday. According to accounts of material presented to members by the committee staff in their impeachment inquiry, a finding of civil fraud would have cost Nixon a 50 per cent penalty on top of the taxes owed. They said negligence carried only a 5 per cent penalty. According to committee members it also was learned that Nixon has not yet paid the 1969 portion of the underpayment, nor the interest on the delinquent payments for 1970 through 1972. But he has paid the taxes owed for the years 1970 through 1972, they said. The White House said "the President plans to pay all the amounts that he said he would, Including that for 1969, and he is making his payments on schedule." The 1969 underpayment it not technically collectable because of a three-year limitation on how far back the Internal Revenue Service can go in its tax enforcement. Committee members were divided on whether a fraud finding would be required for Nixon's tax actions to be considered an impeachable offense, and they were divided as well on whether Thursday's evidence showed Nixon wilfully participated in illegal or improper activities regarding his tax returns. O'Malley Jury Recessed TALLAHASSEE. (UPI) The special prosecutor for a Grand Jury investigating alleged government corruption Thursday issued a subpoena for Mary Jane Bilenky, a secretary In Insurance Commissioner Tom O'Malley's office. The subpoenas orders Ms. Bilenky to appear before Special Prosecutor T. Edward Austin who is gathering infor- • matlon for the jury. The jury is inquiring into the affairs of O'Malley, including any influence that a $40,000 gasoline distributors lobbying fund may have had on his decisions. The jury does not meet on the O'Malley matter again until next Wednesday. There's Mo re INDEX Abby ll-A Deaths 2-A Editorial 4-A Comics 6-A Society 8-9A Local I0-A Sports 1-4-B Stocks 5-B Classified 6-U-B Crossword 6-B NEW ADDITION — Panama Citians and city commissioners got the opportunity Thursday to look over the latest addition to the Panama City Fire Department — a $50,000 pumper destined for service here. The new truck is custom built to the city's specifications. (Staff Photo)

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