Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 30, 1974 · Page 1
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Good Morning! Today Is Sunday, June 30, 1974 IirLltJliJj A Florida Freedom Newspaper "A man learns only by two things: one Is reading and the other Is association with smart people." — Will Rogers. Volume 5 No, 61 The Worlds Most Beautiful Beaches Panama City, Florida Telephone 763-7621 Eight Sections 104 Pages Price 35 Cents Peron's Health Failing, Wife Leads Argentina BUENOS AIRES (UPI) - III with a bronchial infection reportedly affecting his heart, Juan D. Peron Saturday turned the government of Argentina over to his vice president and wife, Maria E s t e 1 a, who became the first woman chief of state in the history of the Western Hemisphere. "Carrying out his wish, I have assumed on this date the presidency of the nation," the 43-year-old Mrs. Peron, a former cabaret dancer and Peron's third wife, announced on nationwide radio and television. Statements of support for Mrs. Peron's assumption of the presidency came from all three branches of the military, the heads of all party blocs in the Chamber of Deputies, the- General Labor Confederation and the "62 Organizations"— Report Charges 370 Violations GREAT EXPECTATIONS — Michael Fulton, left, belongs to Mr. and Mrs. M.M. Corbin, has taken and Sherri Fulton, son and daughter of Mr. and advantage of his long Basset's ears to keep from Mrs. Milton Fulton, 2601 Pretty Bayou Island watching the "blast". The trio is actually Drive, along with a canine companion named cautioning celebrators not to take fireworks Slick, appear to be awaiting for the blast from a lightly. See story below. (Staff Photo) giant, July 4 ••firecracker". However, Slick who Holiday Bywords: Be Careful! Another July 4 holiday period is about to roll around and the advice of law enforcement, health and fire department officials is: BE CAREFUL! That applies to whatever activity you might engage in during the festive period, whether it be motoring, swimming, sailing, hiking or just staying at home. Of course, you could fall out of bed even if you chose to spend the holidays snoozing, but the chances of accidents are greater if you engage in more vigouous activity. Here's one thing to remember: Fireworks are illegal! The only exception is when a display is accompanied by competent supervision, such as members of the fire department. Thqre will be several such displays in this area July 4. But individuals, especially children, cannot legally shoot off a Roman candle or similar fireworks. They were banned because of the number of accidents In the past. Panama City Beach police and life guards urge everyone to go swimming only in regulated areas and, even then, to take care. Beach Police Chief Tommy Sullivan advised swimmers not to venture far from shore and to avoid isolated areas. And don't try to get too much of that sun at one sitting! This is the beginning of Boat Safety Week and the Coast Guard and its auxiliary, plus Florida Marine Patrol, urge all boat owners to be certain they have proper equipment before sallying-forth, not to overload their crafts and, please, don't horse around while cruising. A boat can capsize. Florida Highway Patrol, Panama City Police Chief Tom McAuley, Sheriff Tullis Easterling and other law enforcement officers urge all motorists to use caution and to especially watch out for the other fellow. "The cemetery Is filled with people who had the right-of-way," McAuley reminded motorists. Another bit of advise: If you go hiking, avoid poison ivy or poison oak. There's plenty to do in this vacation haven, such as swimming, sailing, fishing or whatever, but whatever you do law enforcement units urge everyone to finish the day as healthy as they started it! WASHINGTON (UPI) — Cit- Ing at least 370 legal and constitutional violations by President Nixon's administration and re-election committee, Sen. Lowell P. Weicker Jr., R- Conn., said Saturday that "we almost lost America ... to subversives, terrorists and extremists of the White House." Weicker, a member of the Senate Watergate committee which goes out of existence at midnight Sunday, released a 146-page report to the other members of the panel spelling out his individual views. "Several years ago many Americans were willing to silently tolerate illegal government activity against militants, terrorists or subversives as an expeditious way to circumvent the precise processes of our Justice system," he said. "Though quick, It also proved to be only a short step to using such illegal tactics against any dissenting Americans. "The result was we almost lost America. Not to subversives, terrorists or extremists of the streets but to subversives, terrorists and extremists of the White House." Weicker offered 17 recom­ mendations, including making all forms of wiretapping illegal, directing primaries for all federal elective offices, making the attorney general an elected office and establishing a joint congressional committee with complete investigative, powers and rotating membership to monitor all domestic intelligence-gathering and law enforcement activities. "Evidence presented to this committee can and Will demonstrate every major substantive part of the Constitution was violated, abused and undermined during the Watergate period," Weicker said. Weicker's staff said the report listed at least 370 violations of the law and the Constitution by President Nixon's administration and reelection committee." One sentence in the report, detailing the violations, ran 14 pages long. It started with a reference to White House aide Tom Charles Huston's 1970 master Intelligence plan and ended with a reference to Nixon re-election aide Robert C. Odle's testimony about a secret letter-writing campaign against Republican senators. the labor arm of Peron's political movement. Peron, 78, the strongman of the 1940*s and 1950's who returned to power in a sweeping electoral victory last year after 18 years in exile, has been confined to his home since June 17 with a bronchial infection doctors said had "repercussions on his old central circulatory problem." This was taken as meaning his heart had been affected. Mrs. Peron was elected vice president when Peron won the presidency in a landslide victory in 1973. Her assumption of power evoked the memory of Peron's charismatic second wife, Eva, who in effect ruled Argentina with him for nearly a decade before his exile in the 1950s. Little is known about Mrs. PerOn's early years except that she was born on Feb. 4,1931, in the impoverished Argentine province of La Rioja, where her father was a banker. Mrs. Peron met the Argentine leader in 1956 when he was living in exile in Panama. She was then a 25-year-old cabaret dancer known as Isabel Martinez. Her marriage to Peron in 1960 was kept secret for several years for fear that followers of Eva, who died in 1952, would not accept someone else in her place. As vice president, Mrs. Peron took on a full load of official chores —sitting in on cabinet meetings, talking to political delegations and representing the government at public ceremonies. Peron also sent her on an official visit to to Spain and Italy and she was received by' the Pope. Peron's current term, his third as Argentine president, has been plagued by violent conflicts between the left and right wings of his movement and scattered breakdowns of a wage-price freeze. On June 12, he threatened to resign unless he received support for his policies. An estimated 100,000 persons filled the Plaza de Mayo to urge him to stay on. In her speech, Mrs. Peron said her husband has "recognized that his state of health impedes him, until his recovery, from directly attending to the administrative needs of the government." She reported that Peron "has resolved to delegate the exercise of the presidency of the nation to the vice president." Shortage Feared For NaturaVGas HOUSTON (UPI) — The head "Fort/two cents will not of the nation's biggest group of solveyfhe problem. We need independent oil and gas prOduc- legislation that will raise it to ers predicts sharply higher %\y prices for consumers with /Although this would raise falling natural gas supplies. ,prices to consumers, he said, it George P. Mitchell, president would make more gas availa- Terror Continues In North Ireland Powers Hit Arms Race Snag YALTA, USSR (UPI) President Nixon and Communist party chief Leonid I. Brezhnev disagreed on nuclear test ban terms Saturday and shifted their summit to a sun- swept Black Sea villa next door to the site of the historic 1945 Yalta conference. Middle Placed Maintaining the chummy style of their "personal relationship" summit in spite of the disagreement, Nixon and Brezhnev signed a 10-year commercial pact during a twohour conference in Moscow's Kremlin, put the test ban issue aside and flew south to the seaside playground known as the Soviet Riviera. Back in Moscow, nuclear physicist Andrei Sakharov, a leading Soviet civil rights advocate, went on a hunger strike in an effort to draw Nixon's attention to the plight of Soviet political prisoners. East Upo Pressure n Lebanese BEIRUT (UPI) -The Middle East heat is on Lebanon with the Israelis threatening more attacks on its territory if it does not crack down on Palestinian guerrillas and the Arabs trying to help with arms which the Lebanese do not want. Lebanese officials admit they are worried about a possible Israeli occupation of part of South Lebanon, where guerrillas are camped near the Israeli border. But sources close to the CLOUDY WEATHER Forecast — Partly cloudy today with the high in the upper 80s, low in the middle 60s. TIDES Panama City: High 7:02 a.m.; low 6:18 p.m. Port St. Joe: High 7:21 a.m.; low 6:11 p.m. Apalachicola: High 11:04 a.m.; low 8:32 p.m. RIVER READINGS Jim Woodruff Dam, 44.0. Blountstown River Landing, 4.5 Open gulf temperature near 77 degrees. i government say Lebanon has no intention of permitting the tiny Mediterranean nation to become a new battlefield with Israel. They say Lebanon will depend on its Western friends, mostly the United States, to restrain the Israelis or make them go back if they invade. Lebanon's traditional low. military profile is demonstrated by the fact that it has only 14,000 troops, 7,000 of them combat ready, and a dozen aircraft. Arab defense and foreign ministers are meeting In Cairo Wednesday to decide what joint military help they can give to protect Lebanon. But the Lebanese sources say they will accept neither Arab troops nor weapons. "The simple reason is that we do not want to be plunged into a destructive war," one source said. "Nobody gains from war. We are a peaceloving country and we want only to build up Lebanon as a tourist center." In the past two years the Lebanese authorities have done much to curb the guerrillas in Lebanon. Guerrillas no longer roam city streets at will carrying weapons and have largely been restricted to camps and special areas permitted under the 1969 Cairo agreement on Lebanese-guerrilla relations. Lebanese sources say it is not possible for Lebanon to crack down completely because of the risk of Christian-Moslem sectarian strife and possible civil war and because an army crackdown on the guerrillas almost certainly would bring economic reprisals from Syria. During the May, 1973, army- guerrilla clashes, Syria closed the border for more than three months and Lebanon lost millions of dollars in transit trade with the Arab hinterland. Unable to crack down on the Palestinian guerrillas and unwilling to accept sophisticated weaponry or troops from other Arab states, Lebanon waits to see what the Israelis might do next. NASA Launch Finally Begun WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (UPI) — The Space Agency began launching the first of 54 rockets Saturday to study the upper atmosphere that could provide a spectacular fireworks display for millions of Americans along the East Coast and into the Midwest. Delayed for seven straight days because of bad weather, the first launch was made at 1:10 p.m EDT. as skies cleared and improved weather was forecast for the rest of the weekend. Sakharov vowed to consume only mineral water and 13 Soviet Germans in Estonia said they were joining him, but a Nixon aide said the presidential party had no comment on the matter. Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler still held out hope for a test-ban agreement before the summit ends Wednesday, however, saying "we have five more days to go." He said there would be more negotiation on the subject once the aides report back. The commercial pact was the fourth pre-negotiated agreement signed during the three- day old summit. BELFAST (UPI) — A sniper shot and critically wounded a British soldier on guard outside a pub in Belfast's Catholic Ballymurphy quarter Saturday night. The army said the sniper fired a number of shots, two of them striking the soldier in chest and head. He was rushed to a hospital where he was "very seriously ill." The army said a platoon of soldiers was searching patrons at the pub while four men stood guard out front when the shooting started. Earlier, gunmen forced a young man to plant a car bomb in Kilrea by kidnaping and threatening to kill his girl friend. An army spokesman said the young man, whose name was withheld, and his girlfriend were stopped near the town 60 miles west of Belfast by gunmen who took the girl hostage and ordered him to drive his car loaded with explosives into Kilrea. The man followed the gunmen's orders, but as soon as he parked the vehicle he raised the alarm, giving police time to evacuate the area. Orlando Lass Miss Florida ORLANDO - Seventeen-year-old Delta Leah Burke of Orlando was named winner of the Miss Florida crown here in judging Saturday night. She was the youngest girl in the pageant. Nukke Haglund of North . Miami was chosen first runner up. Sue Spring, Miss Panama City, was not listed as one of the five finalists In the contest. of the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association, blamed federal regulation of the industry as the major cause of the shortages, but said he doubted an end to government controls would have much immediate impact. Mitchell, who has drilled 23,00 wells in his quarter century as an oil man, said in an interview: "You can't grow it like wheat or cattle. It takes lead time for exploration for oil and natural gas. "It will take seven to 10 years to make a major turnaround in the natural gas situation. We will have to drill 70,000 wells a year as opposed to the 27,000 being done now." Mitchell said the 20-year regulation of the industry by the Federal Price Commission which sets prices was never intended to cover natural gas, but had kept returns so low as to reduce incentives for producers to search for new fields. On June 21, the FPC established a uniform base rate for the interstate sale of natural gas at 42 cents per 1,000 cubic feet, but Mitchell said it was insufficient to meet basic costs. "With intrastate sales going up to $1.25 per thousand, who's going to sell interstate?" Mitchell said. ble UN I NEWS ROUNDUP—i I NAACPMeetSef I TrOOpS, Police Over Ethiopian NEW ORLEANS (UPI) — The annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People opens Monday with organizers saying that blacks "kind of curious" as to what it's like in the South now are arriving in record numbers. For five days, an estimated 12,000 to 15,000 persons who have booked solid 10 of New Orleans biggest hotels, will go to meetings dealing with problems that effect them most — education, employment, housing, leadership development, legal matters, political action and veterans affairs. Rebel Forces Attacked PHNOM PENH (UPI) — Cambodian government troops attacked rebel forces Saturday as they were building bunkers along Highway 5 north of Phnom Penh and killed at least 80 insurgents in an all-day battle, field reporters said. In South Vietnam, Communist troops fired several B40 rockets into a government army ambulance, killing four soldiers and wounding three others, the Saigon military command said. Miami Youth's Body Found MIAMI (UPI) — The 18-year-old brother-in-law of a Miami police officer, missing since Friday night, was found dead near the city dump at Virginia Keys Saturday, his hands and feet bound and shot through the chest. Dade County Police identified the teenager as Robert Marshburn. He was the brother-in-law of Police Sgt. Nich DeBaby. Guerriilla Groups Clash Fighting between rival guerrilla groups inside Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon has left 20 dead and 18 wounded, a pro-guerrilla newspaper said Saturday. ADDIS ABABA (UPI) - The army and police took over virtual control of Ethiopia Saturday, but the military said it remained loyal to Emperor Haile Selassie. The dissident forces, seeking punishment for corrupt government officials, clamped a curfew on the capital. The government denied a coup was in progress or that some of its members had been arrested, and formed a special ministerial commission to negotiate with the mutinous troops, police and militia units. Western diplomatic reports said Emperor Haile Selassie was considering moving from the capital to a palace at Debre Zeit 25 miles to the south. But broadcasts by the military stressed loyalty to the Emperor. Army units took over two radio stations in the city Friday and seized other strategic points, including the international airport, Saturday. The army, supported by police and militia, announced an 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew "until the peaceful completion of the movement which started in February" when widespread trouble first began. The army said it would continue to take "all the appropriate measures aimed at the unity of the nation" until the country was purged of former high government officials it accused of corruption. Unconfirmed reports said at least four ministers in the current government had been detained by the troops. But Western diplomats said the current action was 'aimed primarily against members of the pre-February regime who so far have not been brought to trial. The diplomats said the army, by controlling the capital and dictating terms to the beleaguered civilian cabinet, was in virtual control of the country. Government newsv media, Sea L^ykK Delegates Behind Doors i CARACAS (UPI) f- Delegates to the third] United Nations Law of the 5ea Conference met privately Saturday to work out a consen sus on a 200-mile zone for ixclusive national rights on fis ling and minerals exploitation. Diplomats said a so tening of U.S. and Soviet opp< sition to wide national offshorj control and a conciliatory attitude by nations already claiming resources within 200 miles of their coasts could smooth the way for agreement. The head, of the Soviet delegation, Igor Kolossovsky, Friday told the 148-natlon assembly, billed as the largest in the history of international diplomacy, that his country would accept the 200-mile zone if there are guarantees of freedom of navigation and scientific research. The conference has been called to draw up an interna-, tional treaty for the oceans covering navigation, resources exploitation, pollution, scientific research and the breadth of national marine jurisdiction. Take Rule however, denied it was a coup or that any of the cabinet members had been arrested. Unconfirmed reports said Emperor Haile Selassie might announce formation of a new government to stop the new rebellion. | The government, in an attem-J pt to stop the slide toward full military rule, formed .a four-man ministerial committee to meet with army representatives and discuss their grievances. : ' There s More Tom Weiskopf leads Butler National golf tournament. This and other sports stories are on pages 1C-7C. INDEX Abby Classified Crossword Deaths Editorial Local Soci .../•'•

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