Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 25, 1974 · Page 5
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 5

Panama City, Florida
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Tuesday, June 25, 1974
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NEW8-IIERAM), Panama City, Flu ., Tuesday, June 28,J.. Kn . ^ Owners Have Problems! If State Backs Out TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (UPI) —If, the state goes back on its agreement to buy $6.5 million worth of beachfront property on St. George Island, the owners Will have to start selling it off in 100-foot building lots in order to pay some debts. This was the word Thursday from one of the owners, Gene D. Brown, after two members of the cabinet demanded that the state not make a second payment of $1.2 million, due on Tuesday, pending a full-scale investigation of the transaction. Treasurer-Insurance Commissioner Tom O'Malley said the state should cancel the whole deal and demand back the $1.4 million down payment it made last year. Agriculture Commissioner Doyle Conner asked for the delay in Tuesday's payment. , The state is buying the land, Ambassador Holds Journalism Meet HONORED BY AFA - Lt. Col. William Breckner (center), Interceptor Weapons School commander at Tyndall AFB, is presented a special state Air Force Association award in recognition of his outstanding performance of duty. Colonel Breckner was a POW in North Vietnam. The plaque was presented by Bill Truxal, president of the local AFA chapter, at a recent luncheon of chapter officers. Air Defense Weapons Center commander Brig. Gen. Carl D. Peterson was a special guest at the luncheon. Japanese Women Remain Happy With HomeiFamily TOKYO (UPI) - For a women's movement to flower, the climate must be favorable and the seed must be willing. In Japan, neither condition exists but the great majority of Japanese women don't seem to mind. Although they were given equal rights by the post-war constitution, Japanese women actually face widespread discrimination at work and live mostly restricted home lives centered around their children. And yet, in a recent study on Japanese women commissioned by Prime Minister Kakuel Tanaka, 90 per cent of the 26,000 women surveyed said their greatest happiness was to marry and have children. Between 80 and 90 per cent supported the traditional role separation In which "husband Is out of the house, wife is In," and were highly satisfied even though their husbands were very frequently away from home. Most young girls surveyed said they planned to marry between the ages of 22 and 25, with 25 considered the "outside limit" of marriageable age. "I want to be a whole person, to be involved In activities outside the home and social life," says Taeko Nakagawa, a lively 23-year-old teacher bom and raised in Tokyo. "But first for me Is to be a wife and mother." On the other side of the coin, the report concluded that Japan's 10 million working women (one third the labor force) face a hostile environment of male-female wage gaps that widen every year, discrimination in promotions and forced retirement because of marriage or childbirth. In their first jobs after finishing school, women average 90 per cent the wage men receive. By the time they reach 30, their wages are less than 50 per cent of those of their male counterparts, the study said. "There is still a strong tendency to give female labor simple, subordinate kinds of work, for a shorter time span and at lower wages," the report said. "The flower of the working world is soonest passed from use." PEACEFUL SCENE — This lovely, quiet scene along the left bank quay of the River Seine, bordering the Cathedral of Notre Dame (background), is likely to remain the same for a long time to come, now that French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing has vetoed the planned construction of a vehicular roadway along the quay. Giscard's turndown of the planned roadway represents an abrupt break with his late predecessor, Grorge Pompidou, who had vowed to "adapt" Paris to the needs of the automobile. (UPI) Actress Splits LONDON (UPI) — International television and stage actress Diana Rigg and her Israeli artist husband Menachem Rueffen announced Sunday they have separated after a year's marriage. The couple said in a statement they would make no further comment about the trial separation. STOCKHOLM (UPI) - The slightly-built man stood between two adjoining staterooms in his house, every so often lit a cigarette, and for 90 minutes answered a barrage of non-stop questions with composure and diplomacy. Only once did he admit he was stumped and that was on the subject of Sweden. At the age of 71, Robert Strausz • Hupe, a long - time teacher on international affairs and now America's first ambassador to Sweden in almost two years, says he will have to practice what he has been preaching. "For many years I taught International relations," Strausz-Hupe told a recent reception for journalists. "Now I have to practice international relations. It is a difficult business to turn theories into action." As far as Sweden was concerned, Strausz-Hupe said he had not been here long enough to be an expert, but added that relations between Washington and Stockholm have now returned to normal with the exchange of ambassadors. "I am here and Count Wacht- meister is In Washington," he said. "We are back to normal." The United States had left the embassy in Stockholm vacant after Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme Irritated the Nixon administration by calling U.S. bombing of North Vietnam an atrocity. Of the new envoy's arrival, the conservative Stockholm newspaper Svenska Dagbladet said "It Is clear that this time Washington has sent us neither an oil millionaire who was free with his campaign dollars, nor a new diplomat who was a well Knits Sti In Fashion NEW YORK (UPI) - If it's soft, lightweight and knit, it's the daytime look for fall 74. This was the message from garment manufacturers at Thursday's fashion show winding up the 63rd semi-annual "press week" of the New York Couture Business Council for visiting reporters from newspapers, radio and television. The David Crystal collections have the classic look his customers have come to expect —lots of beiges, grays and other understated colors In both dresses, pantsuits and separates. The separates, which he called Put-Togethers, use a lot of double knits, mostly acrylic- wool combinations. A new Crystal label, Shirt- maker, featured men's wear type shirting in wash-and-wear fabrics. Slim button - front dresses with narrow belts had long sleeves with barrel cuffs lined in contrasting colors or patterns, to turn back or not. Crystal also showed twin-set sweaters with pleated or gored Miss Rigg, star of the. inter- skirts, some beguiling dresses national television series the and pantsuits for little girls and Avengers and of Dinah for NBC J* famous Alligator insignia television, Is currently starring dres ff with a town look, in con- in a highly popular London tnut to his usual sporty des.g- revival of George Bernard ns ; Shaw's Pygmalion. Rueffen aroused considerable interest with his first exhibition in Britain recently. Motorist Killed MALIBU, Calif. (UPI) - A 24-year-old Florida woman was killed when she lost control of her car on a canyon road and it overturned. Paris Daly of Miami was pronounced dead at Malibu Emergency Hospital. Jerseys, matte jerseys, double knits and satins also dominated the Nat Kaplan collection of day and evening wear. For evening, he showed sequin and Lurex-trimmed, halter-necked gowns and pajamas. His real show stopper was a floor length, cream colored, long sleeved satin pajama with leopard print belt and a plain sleeveless coat that reversed to 'the leopard print. known football star, but a man who has devoted his adult life to thinking about international problems." Strausz-Hupe, U.S. ambassador to Belgium before his transfer to Stockholm, is a native of Austria who emigrated to the United States 51 years ago. In his question and answer session with journalists, the envoy gave his views on a wide variety of subjects ranging from Watergate to World War I. He said he believes Europe was better integrated in 1914 than today, because passports were almost unheard of and there was freer exchange of goods and information. Strausz - Hupe also thinks European nations could have been almost as well off today without a Common Market. located in the Gulf of Mexico off Carrabelle in . northwest Florida, for park purposes. It adjoins 385 acres it already owns and gives it more than seven miles of beach frontage. Environmentalists have said improper development of the island will harm the Apalachicola oyster industry and one, Joel Kuperberg, outgoing state land manager, said there should be no development at all on the barrier island. Brown's outfit, Lesiure Properties Limited, agreed when the state voted to buy the 1,468 acres May 1,1973, not to sell any of the remaining 2,500 acres It still owns for six months to give the state a chance to implement a coastal construction setback line on the Island. The line has not yet been set. Brown — a law partner of James Smith, Gov. Reubin Askew's state campaign manager who is on leave of absence to organize Askew's reelection bid —said the company owes a $600,000 bank note which is due July 1 and needs the state's annual payment. Brown denied an assumption of O'Malley that the company is in default on a $6 million note to the original property owners from whom it ecured the land. He said the 1974 payment was made in April, six months ahead of schedule, and the next payment is not due until November, 1975. m 4* r- «* *> r' BOOKS RECOVERED — Richard E. Houserrt ^ and detective Edward Clinton, of the 6th Pct .«6hJHfk 'ie; out some of the rare books that were stolen fri University of Seattle Library. City detect^, accompanied by postal inspectors, took into custody, two men who allegedly received several hundr|d5of, the rare books, said to be valued by as much^afjl' million. All of the books were believed recovkea/fj 'UPI) j$ ! " Youth Slain, Note Pinned »s-i\' JACKSONVILLE, (UPI)-A authorities said. 17-year-old Michigan youth Duval County police said; found stabbed to death by a Stephen Lamont Roberts, Vqij downtown street here had a Roseville, Mich., was?" foiind; handwritten note pinned to his dead on a street in the city's body similar to one found on the east section by a pasing body of another teenager motorist. He had been stabbed allegedly slain last week by the repeatedly. "Black Liberation Army," the leopi The current inflation has nothing to do With having a swelled head; Salesman we know says anyone with sense to come in out of the rain can put a suit- pressing charge on his expense account. NOW OPEN "The Affair" 50% - 70% OFF Factory Outlet for Name Brand Lingerie and loungewoar Sportswear for Misses; Junldn, Child ran Swlmwear — Baggies 4927 W. Thomas mm First Federal has tremendous faith in Bay County, the people who live here and their desire to build and grow. We are dedicated to this growth through honest and reliable service to the people of Bay County. FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS £ LOAN 144 Harrison Ave. • 1545 Lisenby Ave. • 2621 E. Hwy. 98 e 630 Ohio Ave. Lynn Haven li

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