Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on July 3, 1974 · Page 1
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Good Morning! Today Is Wednesday, July 3,1974 HERALD A Florido Freedom N«wtpoper "f hftvc never seen a man who could do real work except under the stimulus of encouragement and enthusiasm and the approval of the people for whom he Is working." — Charles M. Schwab. Volume 5 No. 64 The Wprld^s Meet Beautiful Beaches Panama City, Florida Teiephonc 763-7621 3 Sections 40 Pages Price 10 Cents Nixon, BrBzhnBv Sign Pact Arms Accord Attained MOSCOW (UPI) - President Nixon and Soviet leader LeOnid Brezhnev agreed Tuesday night that their week-long summit meetings had furthered the cause of peace and helped slow the nuclear arms race with new limitations on defensive missiles and underground testing, plus progress In other nuclear areas. But In toasts at an American state dinner they noted that difficulties remain In the path of a full accord on limiting strategic weapons. Brezhnev described the result of the talks as "weighty and constructive," while acknowledging that the "package (of agreements) could have been wider.'' Nixon's remarks at the dinner echoed the theme of his "televised speech elarlier In the day —that progress has been made In Moscow.and will be made In the future, but that problems remain. "Our goal cannot be accomplished In one meeting or two or even three," the President said, "but by continuing our meetings we will make permanent progress toward our goal of a permanent peace for all of our peoples." Details of the agreements, which will be signed together with a formal communique before Nixon's departure for home on Wednesday, are not yet known. It Is believed that accord has been reached to further limit the number of defensive ABM missiles each country may deploy, and to place as yet undefined curbs on underground nuclear testing. The two leaders have also said they reached an "understanding" on their goals for this year In the strategic arms limitation talks (SALT). The Americans had hoped —but not expected —to achieve a break- Final Respects Given By Atlanta Mourners ATLANTA (UPI) - Hundreds of mourners paid their final respects Tuesday to Mrs. Martin Luther King Sr., who like her martyred son died at the hands of a gunman. The line of mourners at one point stretched past the crypt of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who lies entombed about 150 feet , from the entrance of Ebenezer Baptist Church In downtown Atlanta. It was at the Ebenezer church where the 69-year-old Mrs. Alberta King, matriarch of the King family, was shot to death Sunday while she sat playing through In finding a formula for limiting the number of hydra- headed MIRVs, or multiple warhead missiles, which each country could maintain. White House chief of staff Gen. Alexander M. Halg told reporters Nixon was "very satisfied... We're really pleased with the outcome." Brezhnev also proclaimed himself satisfied with the results but was understood to feel the new agreements contained little of practical substance. The defensive missile accord, which reportedly limits each country to one instead of two ABM sites, represented little forward progress since neither country had intended to construct the additional site anyway. Whatever their private fee- the organ. Her son was killed day shooting that claimed the the Department of Justice Into a lings, however, the two men \ six years ago by a sniper in lives of Mrs. King and church possible violation of federal gave every evidence of a warm J 7 V Memphis. James Earl Ray Is deacon Edward Boykln, and left law," a spokesman for the FBI personal relationship through- • ,,1 now serving a life sentence for another woman wounded. here said. the week. They almost con- . <r^mmm "We are conducting an Marcus Wayne Chenault, 23, stantly joked v^-^--^ ^sisamamm. Investigation at the request of of Dayton, Ohio, was charged the crime. Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace, who more often than not was at odds with King, called the slaying of the civil rights leader's mother a "senseless and shameful" deed and said It was still another reason why the nation must return to law and order. The FBI said Tuesday it was investigating • the possibility that more than one person may have been Involved in the Sun- Parker Council Business Heard Thousands Mourn Peron's Passing BUENOS AIRES (UPI) The body of Juan D. Peron lay in state Tuesday in the National Congress building where it was borne atop an artillery caisson past tens of thousands of his weeping followers who filled the Nuclear Plant Scheduled For Alabama Site MONTGOMERY (UPI) After searching around the country for a site, officials smnounced Monday that Alabama was going to get a $2.75 billion uranium enrichment plant that will supply fuel for 90 nuclear power plants. Gov. George C. Wallace joined officials of Uranium Enrichment Associates, Westlnghouse Electric Corp., and Union Carbide in announcing that the facility, the world's first privately financed plant of its kind, will be built on a site in the southeast comer of the state near the (Georgia and Florida borders. Wallace said the plant will have a work force of about 1,4(X) persons when completed in 1983. The facility will be patterned after federally owned plants at Oak Ridge, Tenn, Paducah, Ky., and Portsmouth, Ohio. It will be located on 1,700 acres of land about halfway between the Columbia Lock and Dam on the Chattahoochee River and the Alabama Power Co. nuclear plant under construction. Wallace said he was assured the plant would be safe and would present no danger to residents or the environment. air.with thunderous shouts of "Peron! Peron!" The coffin was opened on its bier and mourners from the official party kissed his face or touched his head as they passed by. President Maria Estela (Isabel) Peron, the one-time cabaret dancer who became the hemisphere's first woman president, stood a silent vigil nearby as the dignitaries came and went. Orderly lines four-to-eight abreast reached for blocks as Peron's followers waited to view his body. When the crowding grew intense near the entrance of the Congress, the doors were closed periodically. Doctors reported a case of fainting or hysteria —most Involving women —every five or 10 minutes. Peron's body, dressed In his lieutenant general's uniform, win lie In state until Thursday In the ballroom-like Blue Room. A new police car, water price hikes, and new office space were the dominant Items on the Parker City Council agenda Tuesday night. Mayor Earl Gilbert began the meeting by reading to the Council a list of request for street lights In the area. Several areas of Parker have requested lighting. After reading the list, Gilbert noted that the total number of lights requested was 23, each costing the city an average of $23 a year, and recommended that the requests for lights be honored. A motion was made to install the street lights and the council voted 4-0 for passage. Gilbert then moved on to the area of street paving. He said that the county has agreed to stay in the area until all the paving has been done. The council then voted to send a letter to the County Commission and the County Engineers, thanking them for their efforts on behalf of the city of Parker. In the matter of police equipment, Gilbert read a letter to the city from Cook-Whltehead Ford stating that It would not be able to submit a bid for a 1974 Ford with the police package requested because such was unavailable, but it could meet a July 10 Decided Deadline Set For Teachers Following a one-hour meeting in executive session, the Bay County school board Tuesday instructed its negotiating team to continue contract negotiations with the Association of Bay County Educators. Julian Bennett, tward attorney, instructed the ABCE team to submit its contract proposal —NEWS ROUNDUP— Networks Cut Off NEW YORK (UPI) — Television correspondents for CBS, NBC and ABC were cut off Tuesday when they tried to transmit stories about Soviet dissidents from Mosbow, spokesmen for the three networks said. The spokesmen said their reporters in Moscow were interrupted In the middle of their stories about dissidents, and then interrupted a second time when they tried to report on the first interruption. Israel Increases Taxes TEL AVIV (UPI) — Israel said Tuesday it must live day by day with the lessons gained from the surprise Arab attack that launched the October war and levied nearly $1 billion in taxes to raise money for boosting Its military power. Avraham Agmon, director general of the finance ministry, did not rule out the possibility that Israel will be forced to devalue the pound. The official bank rate is 4.20 to the dollar, devalued from 3.50 to the dollar Aug. 21,1971. Fires Under Control SILVER CITY, N.M. (UPI) - Firefighters brought a 27,000- acre fire in the Gila National Forest under control Tuesday and Forest Service officials said two other fires in southern New Mexico and Eastern Arizona were near control. Selassie's Grandson Arrested AUUIS ABABA (UPI) — Troops who seized control of Ethiopia have arrested Emperor Haile Selassie's grandson. Rear Adm. Eskinder Desta, who was once thouglit to be line for succession to the throne, army officials said Tuesday. packet no later than 2 p.m. July 10. Curtis Jackson, school superintendent, told the teachers packed into the small meeting room that he would present a salary schedule for the board's consideration during that same meeting if accord has not been reached by the negotiators. Members from both negotiating teams appeared before the board, with Doug Locke, ABCE president, telling the board an impasse had not lieen reached as claimed by the school board team and that his group was ready to continue negotiations. He stressed that his committee had asked the $9,000 starting salary counter-proposal be accepted by the board team and then the ABCE would accept, subject to approval, all other counter-proposals presented by the board team. Luther McDonald, board team representative, told the board it had offered a starting salary proposal of $7,400, "We could not in good faith accept the $9,000 proposal, as the school system could not afford to pay that salary without hurting some other program," he said. McDonald said the ABCE would not move from its $9,000 position in negotiations. "It still stands at that point...neither side making impasse," he said. Both groups expressed hope agreement could be reached before the July 10 meeting. request for a 1975 Ford. After discussion of other choices, the council then voted to contact the various auto dealers in the area in an effort to get a car as close to their requirements as possible. The council had also asked for bids on walkle talkies for the force, but no bids were submitted. City Attorney Ben Redding, was then asked If the purchasing ordinance had been compiled with and he replied that it was. Following this, the council voted to seek two wallde-lalkies.through the state contract process. Following the vote^pthe'tbUn'- cll members were given blueprints of the new office space to be added to the fire station. After examining and discussing the new building plans, the council voted to consider the matter further at a workshop to be held Friday, July 5 at 4:45. Mayor Gilbert then stated that the Northwest Florida Development Council Is again offering the Federal Employment program, whereby the city can employ a person in any area needed, with federal funds paying 90 per cent of the cost. This matter was voted to be discussed at the workshlp. In the matter of water rates, Gilbert told the council that the Parker Water Department has recommended a review of the water rates in light of rising costs. This matter was also voted to be considered at the workshlp. In other action, the council: — Voted to inform Parker voters that the County Registrar, Mrs. Gladys Chapman would be at Parker City Hall July 9 at 6:00 p.m. to register voters for city and county elections. and bantered, frequently slapped each other on the back, or threw their arms across each other's shoulders. In both his televised speech, and his toast after dinner, Nixon emphasized the Importance he places on his personal relationship with Brezhnev. "I would say the progress we have made and will make in the future has been possible because of the initiatives taken by the leaders of both our countries," he said. "Whatever the problems that remain, we must realize they could never have been solved unless we were friends." , Brezhnev both complimented and gently chided Nixon at one point in his toast: "We appreciate the contribution that you have made to these results, and we wish you and the administration and the Congress of the United States every ^success in giving effect to the agreements achieved at this summit —as well as those documents that were signed last year and the year before last." Nixon was in a buoyant mood during his last full day in Moscow, and appeared to have overcome the weariness, and the pain in his left leg, which had plagued him during a full day of sightseeing Tuesday. SURVIVORS — Four-year-old Melissa Home and her father Edward M. Home, 43, two members of a seven-member Houston, Tex. family who spent 13 hours in Gulf waters Monday and Tuesday battling against sharks and drowning while clinging to a tiny life-preserver, are shown Tuesday as they arrived at Tyndail AFB. Two members of the family died in the ordeal after their 42-foot cabin cruiser broke up in a fierce storm about 25 miles off Alligator Point. A 10-year-old boy succumbed after attack by a shark and a three-year-old boy died of apparent exposure and shock. (Staff Photo). Gulf Two Tragedy In Texas By JULIAN M^EBB State Editor A pleasure cruise in gulf waters off Carrabelle ended in a nightmare and tragedy for a Houston, Tex. family of seven after their craft sank leaving them clinging to a single life preserver for 13 hours during which two of the children died — one from attack by sharks which hounded the desperate survivors. A Coast Guard helicopter brought the five surviving members of the Edward M. Krogh Relates Breakin Plans Claims Family Cdr. Arney said the family was kicking the water violently with their feet, either to attract the plane or in an attempt to drive off the sharks which were surrounding the family in hordes. The Coast Guard pilot said there were as many sharks around the family as he had ever seen in the Gulf. A flare had been dropped at the scene of the wreckage and the fishing boat Marel III, reportedly from Tampa and captained by Clyde W. Snyder, ^ J had Investigated. Arney said survivors by a Coast Guard Marel III, apparently fin- . amphibian aircraft which had ^ing no signs of life, started spotted the family m the water ^^^y from where the family Home family to the base hospital at TjTidall AFB after they were rescued about noon Tuesday by a commercial fishing boat, led to the ring of WASHINGTON (UPI) -Egll Krogh Jr. testified Tuesday that John D. Ehrlichman gave a "go ahead" on the eve of the 1971 Ellsberg break-in and told him months later he had been less than candid with the FBI about the case. Krogh, co-director of the White House "plumbers" special investigative unit and just out of prison, gave the five-day- old trial's most damaging testimony about Ehrlichman, strike Situation Remaining Stable A union construction workers' strike in the Panama City and along the Gulf Coast as far as WEATHER Forecast — Partly cloudy and hot through today with a 20 per cent chance of showers. Winds southerly five to 15 miles per hour. High in the low 90s, low in the low 70s. TIDES Panama City: High, 9:07 a.m.; low, 8:20 p.m. Port St. Joe: High, 9:26 a.m.; low, 8:13 p.m. Apalachicola: High, 7:12 a.m., 11:53 p.m.; low, 11:12 a.m., 11:14 p.m. Sunrise, 5:44 p.m. Sunset, 7:44 p.m. RIVER READINGS Jim Woodruff Dam, 44.5 Blountstown River Landing, 5.6. Open Gulf Temperature 77 degrees. Pascagoula, Miss., remained more or less status quo Tuesday. The strike, which was caused by the building trades council and contractors failing to agree a salary increase and contributions to a pension fund, has idled 1,200 men in this area. Marvin (Buck) Caswell, president of the Panama City building trades' council, said the pipefitters had negotiated their own settlement here and are back at work. The other crafts negotiate in Mobile. Joel Baker, International Paper Company mill manager here, said work on the waste treatment plant is affected only slightly, and Jake Belin, head of St. Joe Paper Company, Port St. Joe, said only one contractor at that mill is affected. Caswell said several additional contractors have signed letters agreeing to make any agreement reached retroactive as of July 1, when the old contract expired. In those eases, Caswell said, the contractors were not struck. his patron and friend of 23 years. Ehrlichman and three others are on trial for conspiracy in connection with the plumbers' attempt to get incriminating psychiatric Information about Pentagon Papers defendant Daniel Ellsberg.' William H. Merrill led Krogh through a long series of meetings, memos and calls between the two in July and August just prior to the Labor Day weekend break-in, and in March and April, 1973, when the break-in became public knowledge. On April 27,1973—three days before Ehrlichman resigned as President Nixon's top domestic adviser —Krogh said Ehrlichman called him in Miami saying he had been interviewed by the FBI. "He said he had had to dissemble somewhat with them," Krogh testified. "It meant to me to be somewhat less than candid or not tell everything about the subject under investigation." only moments earlier. The drama began about 10:35 p.m. Monday night when the Coast Guard got a Mayday call from Home that he was taking on water and rapidly sinking. Coast Guard search planes tried to find them in the darkness by using flares, but failed. Shortly before noon, a Coast Guard plane piloted by Cdr. J.C. Arney spotted the cabin top and flotsam from the Homes' craft. Princess Dianne, and began a circle search of the area. Arney said about three was found so another flare was dropped near the family and the amphibian buzzed the Marel III to get them to head for the second flare since they could not raise the fishing vessel by radio. The Marel III responded and soon had the family on board. An Air Force helicopter returning from a mission in the Gulf was called in and took the shark-bitten child aboard. However, the boy was reported dead before the craft reached land. The family was placed miles from the original debris aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Point Lobos which headed for port at Carrabelle. A second helicopter operated by Coast Guardsmen from St. (See FA^OLY, Page 2A.) he spotted the family in the water clutching the tiny, doughnut-shaped life preserver. The two younger children, Arney said, lay atop the preserver. State Approves Land Purchase News-Herald Sets Holiday Schedule The News-Herald's business and advertising departments will be closed Thursday because of the July 4 holiday. The editorial and mechanical departments will remain open Thursday and the Thursday morning edition of the News-Herald will be published as usual. TALLAHASSEE (UPI) The Cabinet voted 5-1 Tuesday to go ahead with the purchase of seven miles of St. George Island property in northwest Florida, rejecting "unsubstantiated and unfound" charges by Treasurer Tom O'Malley that it was a "highly suspicious" deal. The vote — paving the way for payment on Friday of the 'second installment of $1.2 hiillion on a $6.5 million deal — came at the end of a non-stop nine-hour Cabinet meeting that set a record for modern times. At one point. Agriculture Commissioner Doyle Conner suggested that the owners of the property be fined $25,000 for failing for a year to provide a proper policy insuring marketability of the title to the land. "We have no power to do that," Gov. Reubin Askew reminded his colleagues. Just before the vote, after O'Malley had talked about the way the deal was submitted to the cabinet last year and used such works as "gross misrepresentation" and "smelly deal," Attorney General Robert Shevin interrupted to say: "I'm getting awfully tired of hearing these unsubstantiated and unfounded insinuations. If you have anything to prove this is an unmarketable title, let 's hear it." "We sure didn't have a title insurance policy for a whole year," O'Malley replied. 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