Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 22, 1974 · Page 1
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Good Morning! today k Saturday June 22, 1974 MLLltJALlJ A Florida Freedom Newspaper .."If there by any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives."—Robert South Volume"5 No. 53 The World's Most Beautiful Beaches Panama City, Florida Telephone 763-7621 3 Sections 24 Pages Price 10 Cents Peace Vs. terror Israel Pressures Lebanon SENTENCED — Charles W. Colson, right, President Nixon's former special advisor, is shown being consoled by Sen. Harold E. Hughes (D-Iowa) after Colson was sentenced in U.S. District Court to a one-to-three year prison sentence Friday for obstruction of justice in connection with the Ellsberg breakin case. See story below. (ByUPI) Nixon Aide Sentenced WASHINGTON (UPI) - Former White House Special Counsel Charles W. Colson, saying President Nixon urged him to spread damaging information about Daniel Ellsberg, was sentenced Friday to one to three years in prison and fined $5,000. for obstructing justice. Colson, who had pleaded guilty to one count of scheming to destroy Ellsberg's. public, image, was sentenced after CT.S. District Judge Gef nYrTAT Gesell rejected an impasstoned plea for leniency by his lawyer, David I. Shapiro. Sitting with bowed heads in the front row of the overflowing courtroom were Sen. Harold E. Hughes, D-Iowa, and other members of a prayer group which Colson has regularly attended since he left the White House and disclosed he was converted to Jesus Christ. After the sentencing, Colson's wife,. Patricia, went forward fujd„ they, embraced^ ^Then, Colson embraced each member of the prayer group —Hughes, Rep. Al Quie, R-Mlnn., former Area Gasoline Supplies Hiked Homer Hutchinson, Florida fuel allocation officer, said Friday he has authorized transfer of 800,000 gallons of gasoline into the Panama City area and 430,000 gallons into the Fort 'Walton Beach area to avert any shortage created by the record tourist traffic. Hutchinson said he understood business was up almost 30 per cent along the Miracle Strip. "There are no substantial lines at any galoline stations," Hutchison said, adding: "The additional fuel should keep any future lines down." The gasoline is from the state fuel reserve. The extra fuel is 15 per cent more than the June, 1973, allocation for Panama City service stations. Hutchinson said there would be no problem meeting other demands for extra fuel in Florida, since the reserve still contains nine million gallons. The Panama City Beach area has long been popular with Georgia and Alabama visitors, The peak period for tourist trade is normally between July 4 and Labor Day. Rep. Graham Purcell, D-Tex„ and Douglas E. Coe, staff member of the prayer breakfast movement. Colson, 42, will surrender July 8 at an unspecified prison. He could have received a maximum penalty of five years and $5,000. In pleading for leniency, Shapiro noted Colson will be disbarred and, argued that he should npt be^ent to jail simply because thejniblic expected it. But Colson later told reporters he accepted the sentence as "the Lord's will" and would pursue his religious work in prison. Colson, who was the White House liaison for special interest groups, said in a written statement he delivered in court that he he will teli the special Watergate prosecutor and the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment inquiry "everything I know that is relevant..." Referring to Ellsberg, who (See AIDE, Page 2-A.) Israel Friday followed up three days of air attacks against Lebanon with a complaint to the United Nations Security Council over the "Independent rule" of Palestinian guerrillas on Lebanese territory. Israeli Defense Minister Shimon Peres said in Jerusalem that Lebanon is at the "twelfth hour" and must decide immediately between being an independent state or one subject to control by terrorists. Peres' accusations were also contained in a letter by Jacob Doron, deputy chief of the Israeli U.N. mission, to Mou- laye El-Hassen of Mauritania, June president of the Security Council. However, U.N. officials said that as of Friday night, no request had been received from Israel, Lebanon or any other country for a Security Council meeting on the Middle East situation. The U.S. State Department Friday called on both Lebanon and Israel to end the cycle of violence and retaliations in the Middle East. In Beirut, Lebanese Prime Minister Takieddin Solh met with Arab ambassadors to discuss the Israeli raids on Palestinian targets. He charged Israel appeared to be "subverting the peace." The Israeli letter to the U.N. said as many as 50 Palestinians may have been killed in the raids and 60 others wounded, but Palestinian spokesmen said 30 persons were killed and 100 wounded, most of them women and children. Lebanese newspapers published photos showing women, children and aged refugees mangled as a result of the bombing raids and accused Israel of "genocide." "It is a matter of common knowledge," the Israeli U.N. complaint said, "that Lebanon has enabled and facilitated the establishment of a practically Independent regime of -v the Palestinian murder and terror organizations in its territory, contrary to Its obligations under the charter of the United Nations and the principle of International law. "The Lebanese government, and it alone, Is responsible for all the consequences, Including the results of Israel's defensive action, arising from the existence and activities of a practically Independent regime of terror and murder organizations in and from Lebanon." A total of 52 Israelis were killed In attacks on the three settlements by Palestinian guerrillas who, according to Israel, were based in Lebanon. NIXON TRIP UNITED KINGDOM WASHI NO "oV/ 2 1 2 "j U.S.S.R. MOSCOW PORTUGAL NIXON'S NEXT JOURNEY — The State Depart- president will spend two days on the Black Sea coast ment has confirmed that President Nixon will make and will be in Minsk July 1. He will then return to a stop in Brussels June 26 en route to his summit con- Moscow until'the conclusion of his mission July 3. ference with Soviet leaders in Moscow June 27. The IRS Soft On Nixon Tax? WASHINGTON (UPI) Some Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee said Friday they suspected President Nixon had received kid-glove treatment from the IRS even in the second audit of his returns which resulted in a deficiency finding of $432,787. Rep. Charles B. Rangel, D- NrY^aji'^ early advocate' of Nixon's impeachment, said the Britain Sees Fall Election by GREGORY JENSEN LONDON (UPI) - Britain may have a general election this autumn because of a series of Labor government defeats in Parliament, political sources said Friday. A debate on the timing of a new election flared as the coun- Nurse Strike Still Serious SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) The Medical Society Friday began an an emergency program to find hospital beds for the seriously sick who cannot House Asks Probe Of Oil Companies WASHINGTON (UPI) - The House voted Friday to give the Federal' Trade Commission another $1 million to press its investigation of major oil companies for possible antitrust violations. The money was added to a $13.4 billion appropriations bill the House passed and sent to the Senate. It would fund farm, environmental and consumer programs for the 1975 fiscal year that starts July 1. In a surprise vote, the House reversed its action of last year and defeated a move to deny food stamps to strikers and their family. It rejected the proposed amendment by Rep. William Dickinson, R-Ala., on a 169-147 vote. Strikers currently are eligible for food stamps There's Mo re INDEX Classified S-7B Comics 6A Crossword 3B Deaths • 2A Editorial 4A Society 3A Sports 1-2B Stocks 8A because a House vote last year to deny them was reversed in a House-Senate conference. The House did vote, however, 195-123, to ban food stamps for college students whose parents claim them as dependents on federal tax returns. In another action, the House approved setting a limit on allotments made to foreign nations under the "Food for Peace" program, after published criticism that some nations receiving the food sold it and used the money to buy military weapons. The measure would limit any one nation to not more than 10 per cent of the total food program. Rep. James Johnson, R-Colo., author of the provision, said South Vietnam and Cambodia together get 45 per cent of the food allotments. The addition of $1 million to. the FTC budget came on a voice vote and It Included earmarked funds for purchase of a computer which the agency said was critically needed to carry out its antitrust investigation of oil firms, an outgrowth of the energy crisis earlier this year. The House also reversed an Appropriations Committee proposal to require that the FTC randomly select 250 firms in the nation in its study of conglomerate h o 1 d i n g s and possible monopolistic trends. get care in 41 major hospitals where registered nurses are on strike. "We are not going to have someone die because we cannot place him in a bed and get him treated," said Dr. Bradford Cohn, president of the San Francisco Medical Society. An "available bed roster" has been set up by the medical society. Cohn said it would be kept up to date on each hospital shift, listing openings throughout the city. Public hospitals and two major private hospitals in San Francisco are not directly affected by the nurses' strike. try came out of a threemonth political trance with another defeat of Prime Ministet Harold Wilson's minority Labor government in the House of Commons. Political sources said an autumn election seemed certain —by October at the latest, but perhaps even in September. Opposition Conservatives drafted a manifesto to fight such an election and Liberal party leader Jeremy Thorpe said no new election was needed. But Edward Short, leader of the House of Commons, said opposition parties have "thrown down the gaun-' tlet, and we are quite willing to have a go." at an early new poll. Friday's parliamentary defeat for Labor, in office only since March, came in a committee vote on a private member's bill on lotteries. It was judged minor, but a foretaste of things to come in the remaining four weeks of the parliamentary session. It followed two lost votes Thursday on major issues —a $25 million tax refund to trade unions and Labor's plans for further nationalization of industry. presidential tax returns for 1969-72 contained "a bunch of lies" and demanded the committee seek to question Nixon about his performance as a taxpayer. Republicans said the Democrats were trying to create an issue where none existed. "The President has been investigated' to" deatrV "with respect to his income tax payments," said Rep. Robert McClory, R-Ill. "I don't see any evidence of wrongdoing. Some people may want to find evidence of wrongdoing. I don't want to find it and I don't find it." The dispute erupted.after the committee learned details of how the Internal Revenue Service, during the second audit this spring, considered recommending that the Justice Department prosecute Nixon for civil tax fraud —an offense that carries a potential penalty of a 50 per cent fine but no prison term. Instead, the tax service ultimately settled upon a 5 per cent penalty of about $13,000 for negligence in the preparation of his returns. The first audit was -a routine check of the kind made on all large incomes, and found nothing amiss. A Republican source said the idea of prosecuting Nixon may have been dropped on the grounds that a chief executive (See IRS, Page 2A) Rules Stated For Ray Case MEMPHIS, Tenn. (UPI) - A federal judge told attorneys for James Earl Ray and the state Friday that he will not "try the guilt or innocence" of Ray at an upcoming hearing for the confessed assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. U.S. District Judge Robert McRae Jr. promised an order next week setting a tentative hearing date and outlining the issues to be discussed at the Head Plumber Out Of Prison WEATHER OVERCAST Forecast — Partly cloudy today and tonight with possible thundershowers. High today near 90. Low in •the mid 70s. Winds southerly 4 to 8 miles per hour. TIDES Panama City: High, 12:19 p.m. ; low, 11:19 p.m. Port St. Joe: High, 1:38 p.m.; low, none. Apalachicola: High, 8:37 a.m.; low, 5:27 p.m. Sunrise, 5:40 a.m. Sunset, 7:44 p.m. RIVER READINGS Jim Woodruff Dam, 47.5. Blounstrown River Landing, 8.5. Open gulf temperature near 77. Dock Workers Sign Contract MIAMI BEACH (UPI) - An agreement was reached between dock workers and shippers Friday which should establish waterfront labor peace in Atlantic and Gulf Coast harbors for the next three years, officials said. The International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) and the Council of North Atlantic Shipping Associations (CONASA) announced the agreement on a master dockworkers contract. Negotiators called the agreement historic because it is the first completed without a work stoppage in nearly 30 years. They said it breaks the pattern of negotiating failures which have marked collective bargaining with the dock workers since the end of World War II. Negotiations have broken down on eight prior occasions, resulting in strikes in East Coast and Gulf ports with the federal government intervening with a Taft-Hartley Act injunction to enjoin temporarily the stoppage for 80 days. ILA and CONASA negotiators started talks in March this year, the earliest date in industry history, in order to avoid crisis bargaining at contract deadline. All ILA contracts in the 2,000- mile coastal Atlantic - Gulf coastal arc are scheduled to expire Sept. 30. Local contracts in each port, including those in the CONASA group, still must be negotiated. WASHINGTON (UPI) - Egil "Bud" Krogh Jr., former head of the White House "plumbers," was released from federal prison Friday after serving four months and one week for his part in the Ellsberg break-in case. Krogh was released from a detention facility at Ft. Holabird outside Baltimore where he was transferred more than a week ago from the minimum security Allenwood federal prison farm near Lewisburg, Pa. He immediately went to his home in suburban Silver Spring, Md., and his lawyer said he was in seclusion with his wife, Suzanne, and two children. Krogh pleaded guilty Nov. 30 to charges he violated the citizen's rights'of Dr. Lewis J. Fielding, the Beverly Hills psychiatrist whose office was burglarized over Labor Day, 1971. Fielding had been treating Daniel Ellsberg, who had leaked to reporters a few weeks earlier the secret Pentagon Papers on the Vietnam War. About the time Krogh was being released, former White House Special Counsel Charles W. Colson was sentenced to one to three years in prison for obstruction of justice in devising a scheme to discredit Ellsberg. John D. Ehrlichman, formerly Nixon's No. 2 aide and over-all supervisor of the "plumbers," will go on trial in U.S. District Court Wednesday on the same charge to which Krogh pleaded guilty. hearing on Ray's claim that he was coerced into pleading guilty in King's death. The hearing, which McRae said might be in October, could lead to a new trial in state court for Ray. Ray is currently serving 99 years in the Tennessee State Prison at Nashville for the April 4, 1968, slaying. He will be brought here to testify at the hearing. Ray claims he was pressured into pleading guilty in the King shooting by his original attorneys, Percy Foreman and Arthur Haynes Sr., because of their alleged financial tieups with William Bradford Huie, author of a book on King's death. "I think', as all the lawyers know, that it will not be the purpose of this hearing to try the guilt or innocence of James Earl Ray," McRae said in a two-hour, open court conference with attorneys Friday. Ray's present attorneys, Bernard Fensterwald and James McLear of Washington, clashed sharply with representatives of the state attorney general's' office on what should be presented at the hearing. EGIL KROGH |—NEWS ROUNDUP I Graduation Allowed ALBANY (UPI)—The State Education Commissioner Friday ordered a 17-year-old disabled girl who lacked a quarter credit because she had to drop gym after a spinal operation be graduated with her high school class Saturday. Commissioner Ewald Nyquist took the action following a special hearing earlier in the day to review the case of the Roseann O'Brien of Farmingville, N.Y., who lacked a quarter of a credit in physical education which she was forced to drop after a spinal operation. Joan Kennedy Under Strain WASHINGTON (UPI) — Mrs. Joan Kennedy has returned to the Silver Hill Foundation in Connecticut for another week of treatment for emotional strain, her husband's office confirmed Friday. The wife of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mas's., recently spent three weeks in the sanitarium, which treats persons with psychiatric, alcoholic and emotional problems. Saxbe Warns Businessmen WASHINGTON (UPI) — Attorney General William B. Saxbe Friday said if businessmen disobey antitrust laws the. Justice Department has "no recourse but to prosecute them as vigorously as we prosecute anyone who commits fraud, or sells narcotics." In a tough speech on antitrust enforcement, Saxbe said if businessmen insist on "cutting corners and breaking laws in their quest for profits" they could wreck the nation's free enterprise system. if

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