Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on July 2, 1974 · Page 2
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Panama City, Florida
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Tuesday, July 2, 1974
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jjljl^ NEWS-HERALD, PAitama City, Pla., Tuesday, July 2, mi Continued From Page One KING NIXON morning, but not the shooting that killed Mrs. King, 70, and p&ftebn Edward Boyk n, 69, and wounded a member of the ^"""^ "1 assume that I have," Chenault said when Assistant District Attorney Calvin Cole asked him If he had shot anyone. "I assume that 1 shot someone. I am not sure." The elder Dr. King was described as "doing well" by a doctor who visited him at his home. During a brief stroll with another minister and a member ofttie church. King told visitors, •lOur lives are a tragedy. I don't -know when this will end or who Ivlll be next, but I know we've got to make It." King's famous son, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 tor his civil rights leadership in the South, was assassinated in Memphis April 4,1968. His other son, the Rev. A.D. William King, drowned in a swimming Ipool about 18 months later. King, 74, has a daughter, Mrs. Isaac Farris., 46. ten grandchildren and one great­ grandchild. '• Bacote, a local black attorney, refused to say who had retained him to represent Chenault. He said he anticipated staying with the case when Chenault is tried, but declined to say whether he was contem- {ilatlng an Insanity plea for the suspect. ! Cnenault was surrounded by policemen, and officers checked the Identification of newsmen to Minsk, 400 miles southwest of Moscow, to help celebrate Its recognition as a "hero city" for' rebuilding from the rubble of World War II. It Is now an' industrial citvof 1.1 million. Minsk Is the capital of Byelorussia. Its president, Fyodor A. Suganov, told Nixon In a luncheon toast that two million of the republic's people died In World War II. "The greatest memorial to those people who died In the war Is for us to build a structure of peace," Nixon replied, "so their • children and grandchildren will not die In another war." He assured republic officials that he and Brezhnev have been devoting all their time to building a basis for peace between the two superpowers. He said he was happy to be here on the 30th anniversary of the liberation from the Nazi occupation. Nixon was frequently interrupted with applause during his remarks to about 100 republic and Communist officials, many of them wearing World War II medals. The enthusiasm was In contrast to the sparse airport welcoming crowd and virtually abandoned motorcade route through lush green fields to the luncheon site outside the city. Afterward, still limping and looking tired, Nixon laid a wreath at a monument In Victory Square which commemorates Minsk's war dead. Murders Still Puzzle JACKSONVILLE, (UPI) - A bond reduction hearing was scheduled Tuesday for three alleged black militants who were arrested last week during a police investigation into the killings of two white youths by the "Black Liberation Army." Qrcult Court Judge Clifford Sheppard will hear motions from a court-appointed attorney asking to reduce the $200,000 bond each on Ebbins C. Brown, 25; Henry Bracey, 24, and Charles Sutton, 26. The three men were arrested on minor charges last week and ordered held under the bond after police said Jacksonville Sheriff Dale Carson held a briefing for State Attorney T. Edward Austin, but a police spokesman said the briefing was only to bring Austin up to date on the progress of the investigation. Gunshot Wound Proves Fatal Adron Coatney, 29, 2742 East 17th Street, died of an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound at 12:30 p.m. Monday, according to the Bay County Sheriff's high Office reports, they Coatney, a native of Vernon, TEACHERS' TEAM — Association of Bay County Educators' negotiating team is siiown at Mosley Higii at mldnlgitt Sunday wiien it gathered for negotiations with a school board team on a master contract. But the latter did not attend, having previously stated an impasse existed on many items, including salaries. Here are the teachers' negotiators. Left to right, foreground, are Joe Levine, Doug Locke, chairman Wayne Nixon, Fred Brown and Nell Hales. Background are Jerry Mullls, Eva Jordan and Rassie Whitfield (behind Brown). Norman Ard was absent. School Board Meets Today To Study Teacher Demands saying: "The association team intend to honor our agreement. Is living up to the agreements Therefore, we have no com- made with the school board's ment at this time." team. We have agreed to Issue The school board negotiators only joint news releases and we had no comment at all. Israeli Forces Watching Bordfer By United Press International Beirut press reports said Monday that Palestinian guerrilla leaders have agreed to stop using Lebanon as a springboard for attacks against Israeli settlements. At the same time, Israel was reported stepping up its security along the border with Jordan to avert infiltration of terrorists In the guise of peaceful summer visitors from that Arab nation. found some BLA literature at was owner of City Steel Con- theirhome. struction Company. He The BLA, a militant group graduated from Vernon High believed to be a radical spinoff School In 1963 and later atten- of the Black Panthers, has ded Gulf Coast Community claimed responsibility for the College. He had lived In killings of Stephen A. Orlando, Panama City about five years. 18, and Stephen Lament Rober- Coatney is survived by his ts, 17. wife. Peggy Ann, and one Police reported no new leads daughter. Funeral services will Monday in their Investigation of be today at 1:30 p.m. from the the deaths of Orlando and Southerland Funeral Home, Roberts, whose bodies were with burial at the Vernon found less than a week apart. Cemetery at 4 p.m. Mass Death SiteProbed Bay County's school board will hold a special meeting at 2 p.m. today for the expressed purpose of studying the Impasse caused by the failure of Its board of negotiators to come to any semblance of ariagreement with a team representing the Association of Bay County Educators concerning a master contract for teachers. The two teams, the school board negotiators headed by Luther McDonald, Rutherford High principal, and the educators by Wayne Nixon, Mosley High teacher, met Friday until 11:30 p.m. and failed to agree on the remaining items In a contract that had not been Ironed out. The principal Item at issue is apparently salaries. The school board regards the teachers' request as unrealistic. Board members have commented unofficially that the only way the teachers' salary request could be granted is to raise taxes, adding: "The taxpayers must approve such a move and have shown no Inclination in the past to do so". Meanwhile the association's team met at midnight at Mosley High to start "round-the-clock" negotiations, but the school board negotiators had already stated they would not appear and did not do so. Nixon Issued a statement Brush Fire Occurs A brush fire at 2105 East Norwood apparently started by youngsters was extinguished by Panama City fire department Monday at 8:58 p.m. PORT CHESTER. N.Y. There had already been one (UPI) — Fire and medical case of mistaken identity, investigators Monday night On Sunday afternoon, John began probing the possibility Wangen, 34, was driven from that poisonous fumes from bur- his Greenwich, Conn., home to ning furnishings contributed to the hospital where he was the death toll of 24 in Sunday's shown a small plastic bag discotheque fire. marked " Female 026.'' Rep. Ogden Reid. D-N.Y. said Wangen identified a ring and an Investigator for the Division necklace he said belonged to his of Fire Technolog>' of the wife. Sandra, then was shown National Bureau of Standards had been summoned to the site of Gulliver's nightclub to concentrate on that possibility. Frank Arbusto, head of the Port Chester fire prevention bureau, said he was convinced the complex housing the nightclub was structurally sound, and that at least minimum fire regulations had been observed. He added, however, that there "might be a question" about the burning furnishings producing toxic fumes. Port Chester Mayor Joseph the charred remains of one victim. It was hours before the sobbing Wangen learned that his wife was. in fact, alive and well at her mother's home in Stamford. Conn. A team of five dentists and eight doctors working around the clock Monday added five more names to the list of those positively identified, bringing that total to 12 —just half the number of those killed. Inspectors, meanwhile, sloshed through the waterlogged carpeting at what was Dzaluk said investigatore found left of Gullivers and examined no violations of the state blackened walls and ceilings for building code, and that in some clues. The complex also housed areas, the club exceeded a bowling alley and two shops, minimum state standards. A gaping hole In the roof Dzaluk said there were more admitted a bright shaft of than the required number of sunlight to "The Pit," the small emergency exits, that the width dance floor from which 200 to of the staircase exceeded the 400 persons strugged to escape minimum requirement, and shortly after the fire broke out 1 that two sets of emergency a.m. Sunday. Jights —not required by the The investigators came from state code —were working at five jurisdictions —the town of the time of the tragedy. Greenwich, Conn, the village of The Westchester County Port Chester. N.Y., the New medical examiner's office said York county of Westchester, the exact cause of death of most and the states of New York and of the victims would not be Connecticut, determined until the completion "Should there be any of toxicology tests, which also criminality, the question is could indicate whether fumes where does jurisdiction lie?" were Involved. said Thomas Facelle, chief At Grasslands Hospital in assistant district attorney for nearby Valhalla, N.Y., friends Westchester County. He said and relatives of those missing officials from both states had but not yet identified gathered been discussing the question, outside the medical examiner's The fire, which also injured 32 office. persons, appeared to be minor "They were absolutely at first. John Henderson, whose numb," said Father Bernard "Creation" rock group was a Kelly, sei •'r hospital chaplain attention to the warnmg. "Everyone was really calm, but then a few seconds later, the smoke started pouring into the place. "It just hit you right away, and then the lights went out. People were tripping, falling.. In the total darkness. Parole Violator Is Sentenced Thomas Stephen McFatten was given' a sentence of two years in prison In Qrcult Court Monday for violating parole. McFatten had been placed on probation for three years on June 1, 1973 after he had pleaded guilty to possession of a barbiturate drug. He was charged Nov. 20,1973 with violating probation by leaving his last reported residence and not reporting to parole authorities and with failure to submit a written monthly report to parole authorities. He was given credit for 194 days already served on his two-year sentence. Maline Evans, who had previously pleaded guilty to passing a worthless check, was given a sentence of three years' probation. She was ordered to pay court costs of $250 and to refund $74.59 to the Flamingo Shop. Ollle Joe Manning, charged with entering of a vehicle without breaking, pleaded guilty to petty larceny and was sentenced to 60 days In the county jail. Mary A. Ramsey, charged with forgery and perjury In two different cases, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge In the perjury case and the court ordered a pre-sentencing investigation. The forgei-y case was continued until Aug. 5. The trial of Jack Wilson Mer- Park Named For McLemore The new park being developed on Detroit Avenue will be named Buddy McLemore Park, the Springfield City Commission decided Monday evening at its regular monthly meeting. Mayor Buddy McLemore said he appreciated the commission honoring him. The park is being developed by the city. In other business at the commission's eight-minute long session, the previous minutes, monthly bills and three trailer permits were accepted. The trailer permits were for: Steve Cahlhoun, East Ninth Street, Harry Ware, 11th Street and Transmitter Road and Earl Roberts, 138 Everltt Avenue. The motion to name the park after Mayor McLemore was made by Commissioner Champ Clark and sseconded by Jimmy Whaley, Jr. Clark, Whaley and Commissioner E^amest Johnson voted in favor of the park naming, with Mayor McLemore and his brother. Commissioner Deck McLemore, abstaining. Back Beach Road Project Still Alive, Lee States A Florida Department of Transportation official's comments Monday regarding DOT plans in Bay County are sharp contrast to the DOT's position • 'Two Shots' "This gives us two shots at getting federal funds for the Back Beach Road," Lee said. The district road engineer reported recently by Panama said survey work Is currently City Beach Mayor pan Russell, underway regarding the Middle At the last regular session of Beach Road. He explained that the Panama City Beach City he would not press for a r '"^P*"'- decision on it unti members of ted DOT District Engineer Bill the advisory committees of the L«e Of LWpley had Informed county transportation • study 5inn?u''T""'^"^ ^^^!}' have had a few months to get doned its plans regarding the their plans underway. Sm ^H nnfii.^"^'' and jlso -I would prefer to let them Z get their feet on the ground for the county until an area tran- feveral months and then let sportatlon study has been completed — a study which may take two years to finish. Roail Discussed However, Lee discussed the proposed four-lanlng of the Back Beach Road as well as other projects Monday. The district DOT engineer pointed out that federal funding for the Back Beach Road — State Road 30A—will take from five to eight years to obtain. Lee indicated the project was not, however, abandoned. Lee said that in the meantime, his personal opinion was that dual-lanlng the Mid-Beach Road should be extended to State Road 79. He proposed the route proceed a block north of present U.S. 98 until It reaches the lakes area near the state wayside park and that at that point it should concide with U.S. 98 on to them look over the proposals," Lee explained. route as U.S. 98 has apparently created sharp differences opinion among beach civic, political and business leaders. Some groups have asked the beaches area city council to endorse four-lanlng the route. Newly elected Councilman Jut Stroud has been unsuccessful in asking that a public hearing sponsored by the Council be called on the issue. It is apparent many business leaders fear an economic loss might derive from moving the' U.S. 98 designation from the beach drive to the Back Beach drive, while others are maintaining that its current The entire study may take. placement Is leading to unnec- two years to complete, Lee cessary traffic congestion along acknowledged. the beach drive from through Plans to obtain funds for the traffic which they think should Back Beach Road by the be diverted to the more nor- posslble redesignatlon of the therly route. Police Beat MOTORBIKE STOLEN A motorbike valued at $1,400 has been stolen from Bay Honda, 15th Street and Grace Avenue, according to Panama City police reports. .The cycle, described as green, was taken from the business between 5 p.m. June 29 and 10:50 a.m. June 30. The building was In London, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin expressed grave concern over the US. decision to help Egypt build a nuclear reactor. He said the reactor will give Egypt know-how that might enable It to use nuclear energy "not just for peaceful purposes." Beirut's biggest circulation newspaper, Aii Nahar, and Its French-language sister newspaper, L'Orlent le Jour, said three guerrilla leaders informed Lebanese Prime Minister Takleddln Solh Sunday night of a decision to stop infiltration into Israel, from Lebanese territory. "The Palestinian resistance has undertaken a commitment to freeze all its operations from Lebanon and to suspend Infiltration across the southern frontier (into Israel)," the reports said. The so-called "open bridges" scheme, in operation since 1%9, allows relatives of Arab residents of Israel, the occupied Jordan West Bank or the Gaza Strip to cross over through Jordan for limited periods. Fire Damages Parker House An apparent short circuit in a lamp caused a fire that did extensive damage to the Billy Proctor home on Center Street in Parker early Monday, according to Fire Chief Roy Roberts. The fire was contained in two rooms but other parts of the house received smoke and heat damage. its juctionwithSR79inorderto entered by prying open a rear bypass the lakes. door. Once that has been accomplished, Lee recommended the DOT then "jump over and do something on the Back Beach Road." The veteran road official said his opinion is that the first seg- Po''ce ment of the Back Beach Road to Buck, BATTERY STOLEN A 12-volt battery was reported stolen from Buck's Mobile Home Sales, Panama City reports show. Harold who operates the be four-laned should be from SR business, located at 525 North 79 toward Panama City or East Avenue, told police the Hathaway Bridge. battery had been removed from Regarding a recent hearing a vehicle parked on the business on four-lanlng Sr 30A from SR lot. 79 to Phillips Inlet, Lee acknowledged that nearly everyone present at the hearing opposed the project. And he stressed that only federal "A"-type primary funds may be used and that it may take five to eight years to obtain those funds. In contrast, Lee pointed out that both federal "A"-type road funds as well as federal "ED" funds — economic development funds — may be obtained for the Back Beach Road fron SR 79 east: Bay's Schools Get $16,067 Cecil Thorp reported to Panama City police that a battery was stolen from his auto while it was parked In the Delchamps parking lot. HOME BURGLARIZED Mrs. Mary Herring, 1317 Lincoln Drive, reported to Panama City police Monday that her home had been entered. Mrs. Herring told police someone entered the house by an east side door and took a small amount of money. MOTORSTAKEN Two electric trolling motors valued at $320 were reported to the Panama City police Monday as having been stolen.'Glen R. Whitehead, 1700 Molitor Avenue, told police the motors had been removed from a bass boat parked in his carport. FBI Silent On Hearst SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) The FBI refused to comment Monday on published reports indicating It had mishandled the Investigation of the Patricia Hearst kidnaping. Weekend newspaper reports Accounts of the Investigation were published by the San Francisco Examiner, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Chicago Tribune. The new reports came as the hunt continued for Miss Hearst i disclosed the FBI knew the now a self-proclaimed member names of at least some of the of the SLA. Symblonese Liberation Army kidnapers within 24 hours of the Feb. 4 kidnaping and that cyanide bullets had been found In Miss Hearst's apartment. The reports said the FBI knew two SLA members had Man Charged With Resisting Bay County school board is accounts in a Berkeey bank but receiving $16,067 of a total of ailed to notify local police, and $1,850,000 being distributed by the money was withdrawn three State Education Commissioner- Ralph Turlington to help boards ease problems caused by disruptive students. The funds are provided under the safe schools act. To get its share each county must submit a plan outlining methods to be used to prevent disruption of classes by students. The appropriation was prompted by a rash of expulsions and suspensions. "Putting them on the streets doesn't solve anything." commented Claude Anderson, the governor's education advisor. Arrest IVIade In Burglary Deaths And Funerals Harold Eugene Reeder, 45, 2802 West 18th St., was arraigned in County Court Monday on a charge of resisting arrest with violence. His bail was set at $1,000. Reeder was arrested June 30 while law enforcement officers were answering a disturbance &all. He is charged with Bobby D. Bailey, 1806 resisting arrest by striking an Baltimore Avenue, has been attempting to take arrested by Panama City police the officer s revolver, and charged with breaking and entering the Petrol Express Oil Company, 4700 West U.S. 98. according to Chief Tom McAuley. The breaking and entering took place June 9, when a large amount of money was taken from the safe, McAuley said. Bailey will be arraigned this morning and investigation into MRS. BERTHA MARIE RASCH Mrs. Bertha Marie Rasch. 77, of Rt. 4, Box 830 (Deer Point Lake) Panama City, died Monday afternoon in a local nursing home. Mrs. Rasch was a native of Germany but had been in the States since 1923. She came here from IVIaryland in 1953. She was a member of the Lutheran faith. She Is survived by her hustNUid, Mr. James Herman Rasch, two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Hardy, Beltsville, Md. and Mrs. W.L. Comer, Deer Point Lake and two sons, Heinz Rasch and Frederick Rasch, Deer Point Lake also nine grandchildren and three great-gran- dchlldren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Southerland Funeral Home 1123 Harrison Ave. 785-8532 MR. WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYANT . .Mr. William Jennings Bryant, 75 of 413 S. 5th Street Chipley, died Monday at 11:30 a.m. in a local nursing home. He was formerly a resident of Dade City. He was retired as Office Manager for the American Company. Heissurvivedbyhls wife: Mrs. Ruth Crowder Bryant of Richmond, Va. and a son, Robert L. Bryant of Virginia Beach, Va. The body will be shipped to Richmond, Va. for services and burial in the Oakwood Cemetery. Wli^n Funeral Home 214 Airport Road 785-5272 Joyce Downing, age 9, received lacerations and a possible broken jawbone in a vehicle accident at 19th Street and Beck Avenue at 10:10 p.m. Monday. She was taken to a weekend attraction at , , , , , „ "They ke, saying, 'Father, Gulliver's, stopped the music ^"ant for murder in the fii-st they haven't found our relatives and calmly told patrons: degree was continued to Aug. yet,' " "There's been a small fire. 26. They came to the hospital Please leave." The trial of William Bogan for clutching X-rays and dental Susan White, 22. of Old Green- murder in the first degree is records to be used In the grim wlch. Conn., said Monday that expected to be brought up later identUlcatipn process. she and her date paid' little this week. M. • y , MRS. NELL MAE HALL JONES Mrs. Nell Mae Hall Jones, 87, of 1100 Beck Ave., died Monday afternoon hi a local nurshig home. She had been a resident here for five years, coming from Naples, Fla. She was a Protestant. Her survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Rogers, Lexington, Ky. and Mrs. H.A. Hughes, with whom she made her home; a son, David C. Jones, Jr., Naples; four grandchildren and two great-gkandchlldren and a sister, Mrs. Hattle Hall Cawood, Harlan, Ky. Mrs. Jones will be sent to Harlan, Ky. for services and interment. The Mount Pleasant Funeral Home will be In charge of arrangements there. Southerland Funeral Home 1123 Harrison Ave. 785-8532 ^ MR. ARON EUGENE COATNEY ..Mr. Adron Eugene Coatney, 29, of 2742 E. 17th St., died early Monday in a local hospital. He was a native of Vernon and had lived In Panama City for five years. He was of the Protestant faith. He graduated from high school in Vernon hi 1963 and attended Gulf Coast Community College from 1963 thru 1965. He was the owner of the aty Steel Construction Co. He Is survived by his wife, Mrs. Peggy Ann Mitchell Coatney; a daughter,! Miss Angela Coatney; his i>arents, Mr. and Mrs. Randall Lee Coatney, Sr., three sisters, Mrs. J.W. Sellars, Cedar Grove, Mrs. Leon Burdeshaw, Nice\1lle, Mrs. Paul Davld8on» Port St. Joe and four brothers. Bemlce Coatney and William Coatney both of Vernon, Randall Lee Coatney, Jr. and J.F. Coatney both of Panama City* Funeral services will be conducted today at 1:30 [ ).m. by the Rev. David Brown rt the Southerland Funeral Home Chapel. Active pallbearers will be Larry Pip- Child Injured pin, Frank Scarfo, Gordon Hood, John Worthington, H.T. Walker A.B. Dyer and Allen Kelly. Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph Ferrolito, A.W. Skinner, Charles Bozeman, G.W. Hobbs, Jim Taylor, Foy, McCraney, Earl Blair, James Speed, Art Garrett, Glen Railey, Dan Carmichael, James Pettis, Walter Gilbert, Dalton Sheffield, Sam Mitchell, Lee Kelly, Jack Lee, Rex Echart and J.T. Pettis. Burial will be in Vernon Cemetery at 4 p.m. today. Southerland Funeral Home 1123 Harrison Ave. 785-8532 Pierce Takes Mayor's Seat E.R. Pierce, Sr., was sworn in as the new mayor of Callaway at the Callaway City Hall Monday afternoon. Also sworn in was new City Commissioner the case is continuing, McAuley Jack Duke and returning City ggjjj Commissioner Milford Nixon. Clerk of Circuit Court Bruce Collins conducted the swearing-in ceremonies. Approximately 25 persons attended. Coffee and cake were served. Mayor Pierce succeeds former Mayor Rutien Bufflngton, Nixon was re-elected and Duke local hospital by ABC ambulan- was elected to the post formerly ce. held by Pierce. YOUR MONEY WILL EARN WHY FOR LESS' MRS. LETHA TEDFORD DALE . .Mrs. Letha Mae Dale of 628 S.E. 1st Ave. Gainesville, Florida died Sunday June 30, in the Alachua General Hospital, Gainesville. She had been a resident of Gainesville for 45 years moving there from Panama City, ^e was a retired Saleslady and a Charter Member of the Faith United Methodist Church and a board member of the Alachua General Hospital Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband: Donald J. Dale and a sister. Miss Wilma C, Tedford, both of Gainesville. 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