Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 24, 1974 · Page 1
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Panama City, Florida
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Monday, June 24, 1974
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Good Morning! *oday h MondAy, June 24, 1974 A Florida Freedom Newspaper The Worlds Most Beautiful Beaches Panama City, Florida Telephone 763-7621 REBEL RAIDS ISSUE Ml hflthef the sun. His cento.. . _ < t One Section Egyptians Warn Israelis By United Press International . Israeli troops completed their pullout Sunday from Syrian territory captured in the October war, turning over a strip 3 '/£ to 5 miles wide to United Nations observer forces for conversion into a buffer zone. Egyptian editor All Amin, a confidant of President Anwar Sadat, warned meanwhile, that Cairo was ready to intervene military on behalf of Lebanon if Israel continued its air raids on suspected guerrilla bases on Lebanese territory. Jordan's King Hussein said his government would not attend the second phase of the Jax Murders Said Linked JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (UPI) — The death of a 17-year-old Michigan youth, found stabbed to death near a downtown street Saturday, has been linked to the recent death, of another racially-motivated. The tape recordings, received by the St. Johns sheriff's office and two Jacksonville television stations, attributed the white . _ ., , . u tL youth's death to "The Black Si?friS e ^ dly A * taln 5 ytte Liberation Army." They said Orlando had died "for a black THE WINNER — The new 1974 Miss California, Alice Rose Tobler, 20, of Belmont, (Miss Redwood City) in her robe and crown. She did a vocal solo, "The Impossible Dream", and is 57", 120. lbs, 36-24-36 and a student at Canada College. (By UPI) Mobile Homes Hit By Tornado ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (UPI) — Eleven persons were Injured, one believed seriously, and 10 trailers damaged Sunday when a tornado ripped through a trailer park several miles east of here. The state Highway Patrol said the seriously injured person, Joseph R. Harrison, 22, was taken by ambulance to Coffey Appeal COLUMBUS, Ga. (UPI) — Former Army Lt. William L. Calley Jr. goes into federal court Monday to try to overturn his murder conviction in the My Lai massacre on grounds his constitutional rights were violated. Calley, who has spent only a week behind bars since his conviction in 1971, contends he was denied a fair trial • Duke Hospital in Chapel Hill. Ten others, mostly women and children, were treated at Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount for bruises and cuts and released. Patrol Sgt. B. R. Inscoe said upon arriving on the scene at Mobile City Estates, "from the observation of the trailers, it's a miracle nobody was killed." .He said seven trailers were completely destroyed and three others were badly damaged. One of ' the trailers also destroyed an automobile when the tornado picked it up and dropped it flat on the car. "Five trailers were right-out smashed flat even with the ground," Inscoe said. The storm, accompanied by drenching rains and strong winds up to 50 knots, moved in irregular fashion from one area to another and the Highway Patrol and National Weather Service said there were numerous sightings of tornadoes and funnel clouds. 'Black Liberation Army Duval County Police said Sunday Stephen Lamont Roberts, of Roseville, Mich., was found dead on a street in the city's east section by a passing motorist about 6:15 a.m. Saturday. He had been stabbed repeatedly. Pinned on the youth's body, police said, was a handwritten note similar to one found on the body of Stephen A. Orlando last Monday. Orlando, 18, was found shot and stabbed on a dirt road between Jacksonville and St. Augustine. A note on his body, and tapes later mailed to authorities, said the killing was Death Takes 'Red' Coleman J.M. (Red) Coleman, well known Panama City insurance man, died Sunday morning in a local hospital. Coleman, who was 64, came to Panama City from Atlanta in 1943 and was associated with Harry Edwards In insurance and real estate until 1948, when he started his own business. He was a member of First United Methodist church, a Mason and a Shriner. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Joyce Coleman, a son, Michael, a dauthter Patricia of Houston, Tex., and three brothers. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Si Mathison officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens cemetery- cause' follow. and more deaths would Summit Strategy Planned By Nixon WASHINGTON (UPI) - Less than a week after returning from the Middle East, President Nixon made final preparations Sunday for another diplomatic journey designed to bring about new cooperating agreements with NATO nations and the Soviet Union. Nixon has been relaxing at his problems, particularly in the European common defense. It was reached in Ottawa last Wednesday by the NATO foreign ministers, including Kissinger, under U.S. prodding. Nixon also was expected to address the NATO summit gathering and consult with the new European chiefs of statp rain-drenched Camp David, . who have assumed power in the Md„ retreat since last Thurs- last few months. day, a day after his return from a fence-mending peace journey to the Middle East. Aides said he was doing the homework for his forthcoming summit talks in Brussels and Moscow and making occasional telephone calls to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and top level White House officials in Washington. Nixon meanwhile appeared to be leaving his impeachment defense strategy in the hands of his White House attorneys. Since his return from the Middle East, he has held only one impeachment-related meeting —an hour-long session with James D. St. Clair, his chief Watergate counsel. . The President flies Tuesday to Brussels to meet with NATO heads of state and then on to Moscow Thursday for an eight- day round of summit talks with Soviet Party Leader Leonid I. Brezhnev. Deputy Press Secretary Gerald Warren said there was no truth to reports that Nixon plans to stop in Rome on way back to Washington July 3 from the Soviet Union. In Brussels Wednesday, Nixon and the other NATO leaders will formally sign a new Atlantic alliance declaration which sets the course for closer consultation on mutual In advance of the Soviet summit, Nixon's third with Breshnev since they began annual visitations in June 1972 In Moscow, White House officials were playing down prospects for spectacular results. The main emphasis was on a improvement of the U.S. detente, which Russian leaders WEATHER THREATENING Forecast-Cloudy, chance of morning showers.' Clearing and cooler tonight. Winds from the Northwest, 7 to 15 miles an hour. High today in the mid 80s, low tonight in the mid 60s. Rain ' chance 20 per cent. TIDES Panama City high 1:36 p.m., low 11:28 p.m.', Port St. Joe high 2:55 p.m., low 12:34 a.m.; Apalachlcola high 1:54 a.m., 7:48 p.m., low 1:49 a.m.; 2:39p.m.; sunrise 5:41 a.m.i., sunset 7:44 p.m. RIVER READINGS Woodruff Dam 45.0; Blount- stown7.0. Although authorities have not disclosed the contents of the handwritten notes, they confirmed the messages on them ran along the same lines as the taped message. The note found on Roberts' body is similar to the first note in content and handwriting, police said. Duval and St. Johns authorities are working jointly in investigating a link in the two deaths. "I think there is a possible solution to the Orlando youth's murder up in Jacksonville," St. Johns' Sheriff Dudley A. Garrett said. The Duval Sheriff's Department Sunday offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Roberts* slayers. The Reward offer is the first ever made by the Duval authorities. Geneva peace conference unless Jordan first gets a military disengagement agreement with Israel like those already arranged with Egypt and Syria. Following a mid-afternoon ceremony at Tel Krum on the Golan Heights, Israel completed its withdrawal from a 325- square-mile salient taken from Syria in the 1973 war, an Israeli military spokesman said. An Austrian U.N. soldier set up a barricade and sign at the Quneitra-Damascus highway entrance to the salient reading "Stop —Frontier Ahead" as 1,207 troops of the U.N. Disengagement Observer Force took up positions between the Israeli and Syrian armies in a strip running parallel to the 1967 cease-fire lines. Israel has until Wednesday to withdraw from the three peaks of Mount Hermon, the former Golan capital of Quneitra and the Rafid salient —all taken in 1967 —under the terms of the disengagement agreement engineered by Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. In Jerusalem, a U.N. spokesman said, "The situation continues smoothly. No significant problems have been repor ted." In the continuing Arab reaction to Israeli air strikes retaliating against guerrillas based in Lebanon, Amin, board chairman of the Al Akhbar newspaper group, said Egypt would use "all its military resources to halt any agression on any Arab people." "Our rockets, our planes and our troops are capable of moving at any moment. They will not move to defend Egypt only. Every inch of Arab land is as sacred as our own territory," Amin wrote in his daily column. He said that Egypt could not accept the continuation of the describe as "irreversible." Nixon's eight-day stay in the Soviet Union, beginning with his arrival in Moscow Thursday afternoon, will include state banquets, long hours of discussions, an address to the Soviet people on national television, some sightseeing and a church service. He will spend, two days in Moscow at the outset of his visit and another two days at the end. In between, there will be a one-day side trip to Minsk in Byelorussia! and two days at Orenda, a Black Sea resort where Breshnev has a dacha. Nixon originally had been scheduled to go to Yalta instead of Orenda. But that was changed because of harsh Republican pressure and Nixon's own criticism in the past of the World War II Yalta agreements reached by Josef Stalin, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. Breshnev said he expects the summit to lead to "new, good agreements" that would "make people happy," including one that would ban some underground nuclear tests. Unresolved differences apparently will rule out any new strategic arms limitations agreement during the summit. Kissinger will set the stage for the Moscow summit at a Washington news conference Monday when he will discuss charges by Sen. Henry Jackson, D.-Wash., that he made a "secret deal" permitting Russia to exceed the limits on nuclear missiles in the 1972 U.S.-Soviet accord on curbing strategic weapons. The State Department already has denied these charges. NEWS ROUNDUP— Aid Squabble Denied WASHINGTON (UPI) — Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and Defense Secretary James R. Schleslnger fought over giving military aid to Israel during last October's Arab-Israeli war, according to a story in the New York Times Magazine Sunday. According to an account written by CBS reporters Bernard and Marvin Kalb In a forthcoming book and excerpted In the magazine, Kissinger tried to carry out Presidential orders to aid Israel but was met with Pentagon resistance during the first week of the war. Twisters Hit Tuscon TUCSON, Ariz. (UPI) — One person was killed Sunday when at least two tornadoes spawned by d e s e r t thunderstorms touched down on the southside of town and in areas of southern Pima County. In addition, the fire department reported 16 persons injured and 17 trailer homes destroyed. A total of five funnel clouds were reported to authorities, two of which were confirmed as tornadoes by the National Weather Service. Oil Tankers Siezed LISBON (UPI) — The government assumed control Sunday over four Portuguese oil tankers, idled in Persian Gulf ports by a seaman's refusal to work overtime, and ordered them to load a total of 134,000 tons of crude oil for Portugal. It was the first time since taking office five weeks ago that the provisional government took direct action in a labor situation. 'Watchdog' Laws Sought CHICAGO (UPI) — The American Medical Association Sunday proposed that states enact legislation encouraging doctors to police their colleagues and weed out physicians disabled by mental illness, alcoholism or drug dependence. Tropical Depression Watched For Changes depression remaining over water, the hurricane center said. "The winds are just below tropical storm strength (40 mph) and the pressure is fairly low," said forecaster Paul Hebert. "You have to admit that any strengthening at all would make it a minimal tropical storm. Generally, intensification is more probable over water than over land. Boot Razed Fire of undetermined origin razed a 17-foot motorboat owned by Philip Christo near Shell Island at 12:15 p.m. Sunday. Christo and his cousins, Paul and Jimmy Christo, Jr., who were in the boat, leaped into the bay and swam to a nearby boat, the Five and Ten, with A.I. Christo aboard. The 17-footer burned to the waters edge. It was towed to a local marina. Both parties were on a scalloping outing. Loss was estimated at $5,000. cease-fire with Israel "If this means the murder of Innocent Arabs." Hussein, outlining his diplomatic stance in an interview with Beirut's Al Anwar newspaper, said: "If Jordan is to be a party to the Geneva talks and the efforts which are aimed at realizing a just and durable peace, then a step similar to what was accomplished on other Arab fronts should be taken. "In other words, Jordan is demanding an Israeli withdrawal in the disengagement phase and then total withdrawal from Arab lands occupied in 1967." The king said he did not object to the presence of a guerrilla delegation at Geneva, but said it should confine itself to the question of Palestinian rights in Israel itself. In Cairo, the semiofficial newspaper Al Ahram said in its Monday editions any fifth Arab- Israeli war probably will be a nuclear one. Crash Injures Six Six persons were injured in a two-car collision on U.S. 231 just north of Panama City's limits Sunday at 7:05 p.m. Admitted to Bay Memorial Hospital were Milford Woolslare, 72, and his. wife, Nellie, 70, of Green Hills, and Gale Nelson and infant son Cassidy C. Nelson, four months old, and Frances McDaniel, 17, and Cathy Johnson, 16, all of Youngstown. Trooper Jerry Clenny, who Investigated said a northbound car driven by Glen Cassidy Nelson, Youngstown, figured in the crash. Nelson was not hurt. Woolslare will be charged with making an improper turn and Nelson with speeding, Clenny said. Jimmy Glass, 25, Southport, who was in the Nelson car, was not hurt. The injured were taken to the hospital in ABC ambulances. OIL SPILL—A tug moves upstream at a safe distance from a sunken oil barge Sunday in New Orleans. The barge is upended against the center piling of the; Huey Long Bridge, but it did not interfere with rail; and auto traffic, shown moving normally across the! span. The runaway barge, carrying 23,000 barrels of. crude oil* in six compartments, slammed into the! bridge late Saturday night, and the U.S. Coast Guard; reports that at least one of the 3,800 barrel compartments is leaking crude oil into the Mississippi River.: (By UPI) Bridge Hit, Oii is Spitted NEW ORLEANS (UPI) — River traffic moved cautiously past the Huey P. Long Bridge Sunday as workmen struggled to remove a runaway barge lodged partially submerged against the bridge's piling and leaking crude oil into the Mississippi River. Coast Guard Port Capt. D.J. The barge carried 23,000 barrels of crude in six compartments. It was believed that at least one 3,800-barrel compartment was ruptured and another leaking at the seams. The barge, The Dixie Buccaneer, slammed into the bridge Saturday night after a cable attached to a tugboat Riley directed one-way traffic snapped. It lodged against the along the river. Cleanup crews bridge supports, and was tur- sklmmed and mopped trying to ned on its side by the river's keep ahead of the thousands of current and held there all night, barrels of oil leaking from the There were no injuries in the barge. Ribbons of black goo incident, were reported as far as 30 miles A second oil-laden barge also: downriver from the bridge. broke loose during the night. ' Children Rescued! In House Inferno MIAMI (UPI) A tropical depression whkn could become the first tropical storm of the 1974 season moved out over the southwest Gulf of Mexico Sunday and small craft from the Yucatan Peninsula westward were advised to stay in port. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the depression was nearing the strength of a tropical storm. The low pressure system had been stationary over Mexico for several days but data from a military reconnaissance plane and from weather satellites as well as surface observations in Mexico showed Sunday it had moved out over the Gulf of Mexico. By 6 p.m. Sunday it was centered about 150 miles west of Merida in Yucatan, on a line between Merida and the Mexican city ofTuxpan. Winds northeast of the center were about 35 miles an hour with gusts to 45 miles an hour within a few squalls. The depression was expected to drift north and northeast Monday with the center of the LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Four police officers trying to rescue five young children trapped by fire formed a human chain in a flame-swept apartment house corridor Saturday night and passed the children through the smoke to safety. One officer crawled on his stomach through 18 inches of breathable air in the smoke- filled hallway and handed the children one at a time to officers further down the hall and on an adjacent stairwell. Patrolman Gerald D. Williams and three other officers were recommended Sunday for departmental heroism citations. A handful of neighbors in the district near the Los Angeles Coliseum formed the bottom end of the chain and handed the children one by one out the lower corridor and to the street. The rescue occurred within a space of less than 15 minutes and the last child was being transferred out by the time the first fire department, unit arrived with oxygen equipment to treat the victims until ambulances arrived. There were six children and a 15-year-old babysitter in one room on the top floor of the two story wood and stucco building. The babysitter ran out with a one-year-old boy in her arms but the other five were trapped inside. Williams, 29, who has two boys of his own, one 6 and the other 16 months, said he and his partner were cruising the area when they saw billows of black smoke rising. They drove to the scene and people outside screamed to them: "There's kids inside." Williams and his partner, Lawrence Skiba, sent an alarm which quickly brought another police car containing officers James R. Wilson and John A. Zrossky. "We could hear children crying upstairs," Williams said. "The front stairwell was completely involved in flames so we got to the back where there is another stairwell leading up and went up the steps. "The hallway was completely full of smoke and soot so we had to lay on the floor where there was breathable air. So we started crawling along and I first came across a little girl and I got her and handed her to Skiba who passed her down to the officers that were down on the: stairs behind us. "Then I came across a little/ 1 boy. He was on fire so I lay on top of him and put the fire out;, and then I checked to make sure.; he was still breathing and I passed him on down. : "I came on to two more little • girls and when I got hold of.' them to pass them down the line-: their skin came off in my hands;;; Then I could hear crying insldejl a door so I lay on my back and;: kicked it in because the knot}-: was too hot to grab and I pulled'-: out this last little girl." Half Billion Pay Set For Workers WASHINGTON (UPI) - Officials said Sunday the federal government will disburse an extra half billion dollars in pay over the next few months because of court rulings that President Nixon illegally delayed pay raises in 1972. In September, 1972, Nixon tried to save money by delaying for three months the annual Oct. 1 pay raise due federal employes, both military and civilian. But the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled earlier this year that Nixon used the wrong law as the basis for his action. Officials of the Office of Management and Budget said Sunday the error would cost the treasury about $530 million in reimbursements this year. The pay Comparability Act of 1967 provides for a review board to calculate how much private industry salaries have gone up each year. The board then recommends a similar raise for government employes to keep pay scales in line, but also allows the President to delay or reduce the raise if he first notifies Congress and gives it 30 days in which to overrule him.- : A civil servants union appealed the President's 1972 action. It argued that Nixon had illegally postponed the pay raise under the Economic. Stabilization Act —which does ; not give Congress the power to override the President —and not under the Pay Comparabili; ty Act, which does give Congress that power. The courts upheld the union and the federal government is- now making the back payments. Last fall Nixon tried to postpone the 1973 pay raises by three months, this time under; the Pay Comparability Act. Congress overruled him. r There'* More INDEX Business Classified Comics Crossword Deaths Editorial Society Sports 14 1143 5 li . •? 4

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