Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 28, 1974 · Page 9
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 9

Panama City, Florida
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Friday, June 28, 1974
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4 OPEN HOUSE—The Bay County On Aging held for- over the display of crafts made by members during mal open house ceremonies recently in their new council sponsored crafts classes. In the photo at headquarters located at 416 Jenks Ave. In the left right Sue Arnold, second from left, from the Division photo Mrs. Bessie Sybrandt of Youngstown looks of Aging in Tallahassee discusses the new facilities NEWS-HERALD, Panama City, Fla., Friday, June 28, HW4 Pap SB Priest Rejects Bunny Vacation DETROIT (UPI) — The win* stores In the Midwest, ner of a contest for a week's When Playboy learned of the vacation for two at the Playboy carron mix-up, It offered an Club at Lake Geneva, Wis., was alternative prize and he accept- the Rev. Malcolm Carron, ed —a trip to a Port St. Lucie president of the University of Fla., Country Club. The priest Is Detroit. But Carron, a Jesuit an avid golfer, priest, said he did not enter the contest. He was named winner of the Boll weevils lay so many drawing Monday, beating odds eggs that the endless genera- of 6,000 to 1. An Investigation tions descending from one showed that someone else sub- pair theoretically could pro- mltted the priest's name as an duce 12,755,100 bugs in a entrant. The prankster single season. contest entrants wrote their private was a man names on coupons and dropped ''deprived" of rank and of- them In boxes at men's clothing fl ce . with Charles Spencer, the first president of the Council on Aging and Calvin Washington, present president. Mrs. Mattie Spencer is at left. EDITORS: The southern Philippines caught the world's attention In February when heavy fighting between government troops and Moslem rebels on one of the region's string of Islands left a town In ruins and about 4M persons dead. UPI roving correspondent Leon Daniel traveled to the region to get a closer look at the Philippines's troubled backdoor, where a secessionist Moslem Insurgency threatens the martial law government of President Ferdinand E. Marcos. The following Is one of his dispatches. ZAMBOANGA, the Philippines (UPI) — In the southern Philippines, where a secessionist Moslem Insurgency threatens the martial law government of President Ferdinand E. Marcos, there are army officers who coo like doves and priests who screech like hawks. "A military solution will not solve our problem," said a snort-haired major, echoing the government line. "Military action must be coupled with other action, such as recon- Phillipine Moslem Conflict Splits Nation struction and development." There was no more reason to doubt his sincerity than that of the Roman Catholic priest who said, "the government Is now In a position to hit the rebels and hit them hard, but the army Is pulling Its punches. The only way to finish this thing Is a full- scale military operation." There are some In this sweltering port town on the southwest tip of the island of Mindanao who fear it could become another Jolo, a Sulu Islands port town 100 miles by air southwest of here that virtually was destroyed In early February before the army drove out attacking rebels. "Do not listen to rumors," an army officer advised the residents of this predominantly Christian town in a radio broadcast last Thursday. "We understand there, Is panic In the city. The situation is normal. The armed forces have enough troops to keep order in Zam- boanga City." The officer asked citizens to "report anyone who spreads rumors" and also "anything unusual." Boyd Brothers, Inc. OFFICE SUPPLY STORE 425 t. 1 Slh StrMt Will be Closed for Annual Inventory FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 1974 Customers for Printing may enter (Friday only) by Employees Entrance in back of building (north side). Boyd Brothers, Inc. 425 E 15th Street 763-1741 Panama City, Florida "I'm worried," said the priest in an interview. "I do not think Christians will ever Integrate with Moslems. Our values are too different." He said he would like to think that education is the answer. "But what kind of education?" he asked. "The Moslems definitely do not want to be Christianized and I don't think we should try to Christianize them. I think we should try to make them better Moslems." The proposition that a Christian could make someone a "better Moslem" would no doubt outrage any of the rebels whose leaders, according to the government, are Maoists trained In China. The priest said he fears Zam- boanga City may be attacked during one of its frequent electric power failures. "If the rebels wanted to attack during one of the blackouts they could easily do it," he warned. He said that while government soldiers continue to be ambushed near the town "President Marcos Is playing both sides." City assessor Zen Nuno, a Moslem who was a political opponent of the president back In the days before martial law did away with political parties, now supports Marcos. "The President is sincere in his efforts to restore law and order in Moslem Mindanao", he said. "We Moslems must be sincere and cooperate with the government if law and order is to be restored. Secession won't work. Moslem Mindanao must be a part of the Philippines." Hajib Hassan Haslman, a former vice mayor in JOio and a staunch Moslem, was in town in connection with his work In the barter trade program, under which the government has authorized "legalized smuggling" between Mindanao and Malaysia's Sabah state in order to give Moslems more Income. "Right now there is a little peace," he said. "Complete peace will depend on what th n government will do for the Moslems, I think the government is trying." Such statements Infuriate some of the local Christians, who Charge that the government now "pampers" Moslems. Government critics, here as in the rest of the Philippines, almost invariably do not want to be Identified publicly. One critic here claims that three-fourths of Basilan, an Island Just south of here which produces lumber, now is under rebel control. A government spokesman scoffed at this, acknowledging only that "there are some areas there where the rebels still ambush our forces." The government critic, a Christian, does not believe the army can maintain the peace. "It's the rebels who are giving us what peace there is, not the army," he said. Asked what would happen if the army were withdrawn, however, he said "the Moslems would takeover." Government sources here said they believed the rumors of a rebel attack were touched off by the current Islamic conference in Kuala Lumpur, that some people feared the rebels might consider this an opportune time to attack the town to attract attention to their cause. The Libyan representative at the Islamic conference has acknowledged that his government Is financially assisting Moslem rebels in the southern Philippines. Earns Degree In Five Months MIAMI (UPI)- "A little skullduggery"~and loopholes in the registration process at Florida International University-have earned Samuel Abraham a bachelor's degree in five months. Abraham, 25," crammed 50 hours of college credits, /nfsifchana Welcome to the enchanting Caribbean, sunny Florida style! We've captured the alluring acres of a tropical paradise and set it down on exciting Longboat Key. Then, we built the luxurious HILTON LONGBOAT KEY, complete with 102 master sized rooms, efficiencies, and suites... and added... The Banyan Tree, where you can savor elegant continental dining...and the Rum Factory Lounge with exotic cocktails and choicest entertainment... surrounded it swaying palms, shimmering sands, sparkling waters and a serene lagoon patio pool... and lots more. Now all we want is lor you to come and visit us, for a weekend or an evening of superb dining. Bring your out of Slate friends too. so they can be with you, but out at the Hilton. (After all. we're right around the corner). The - ^tJnUifl ^MI HILTON LONGBOAT KEY is the Carib- JUIUlUH bean adventure you can drive to! l/^VS^^Mf 4711 Gulf of. Mexico Drive EMMI^S*! Longboat Key, Fla. 33577 Phone (813) 383 -2452 _ „ — mmm I am interested in your ttsitiide Caribbean vacation. Please tend literature antj with rtttrvation form to: Name City . Addr«i. T_ State. .Zip. Date of Vacation. .No. in Party. Type of Accom. OSinglt ODouble OOna Bedr. DTwo Bad, Suite something not allowed according to university rule books, into one quarter and managed to beat his previous record of completing two years' worth of schooling into six months. Prior to enrolling at FIU In January, Abraham, a drifter who says the 18 months he has spent in Miami are the longest he's stayed anywhere since he left Chicago in 1967, obtained an associate's degree from Miami-Dade Community College-two year's worth of college courses-in six month's time. He managed to get a number of credits by examination and with overloads and 30 transfer credits from a Chicago Community College he obtained his degree. When he moved on to FIU, he decided six months was too much time to spend on another two year's worth of schooling and began to take overloads-more than four classes meeting for five hours a week each. His final quarter, when he was taking 50 credits, Abraham estimates he was spending about 35 hours a week in class and another 35 hours studying. And in addition, he held down a job bartending. "The last 10 weeks have been like an extended study hall," says Abraham. "I had to devote most of my time to classes or studying." Gerald Lattin, Dean of FIU's School of Hotel, Food and Travel services, said Abraham got away with "a little maneuvering, a little skillduggery," but added, "he did the work, and he deserves credit. I'm proud of him. Asked If Libya was supplying the rebels with weapons, Libyan acting Foreign Minister Abdel Atl Obeidl said "money buys guns." The Philippine government hopes, according to a government source, that the conference In Kuala Lumpur will view the Moslem Insurgency in the Philippines as an internal problem and not interfere. The source said, however, the Islamic countries, especially the rich oil-producing nations, would be welcome to aid financially in the reconstruction and development of Moslem Mindanao. Meanwhile, there Is trouble In Zamboanga City, where the collar a man wears or the insignia on it may seem to have little relation to his views on how to deal with it. j"»»yr > rrt ,i r i » ll i"yi"»"r i r i »"» i »^ eve \ All rlngi tat In I4K gold. Wuitrotioni antorgad. 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