Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on July 21, 1974 · Page 2
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 2

Panama City, Florida
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Sunday, July 21, 1974
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NEWS-HERALD, Panama atv, na., Sunday, Jttl.v 21,1974 WSFRONT: Cyprus m »S NOTE; HIP dtftiMtchca from IPrvwlnl^matkMiithpIp tiwirp b««kKroand and in the dinent sllaation kd«nitng the in^iudM of pnu. In the totare, when Mfch nathNuU or International M^-s vvmrrants more in<depth cofverage, the News-Herald will pvb^ide such in the form of Its 'MpBWSFRONT* column.) Strengths BRUSSELS (UPI) - Turkey's armed forces are triple flifr size size of Greece's, according to the IxHidon -lMsed International Institute for Strategic Studies. The institute gives the line up of;forces as follows: Turkey Regular armed forces 455,000, with an estimated 800,000 reserve;. Greece Regular armed forces 160,000, with an estimated 200.000 reservists. Great Britain maintains two mllitar>' bases manned by 8,000 soldiers and airmen on Cyprus under a 1960 treaty, according to the Defense Ministry. Britain supplies another 800 soldier to the United Nations peacekeeping force, which numbers approximately 2,000 men. History By United Press Inter national Long before it became a Oiristian enclave in the Moslems world, Cyprus in ancient tlifies was a battleground of Greece and Persia. Christian knights fought to take it from the Moors, and The Turks seized it from the Veneclans and controlled it until 1878. After three centuries of Turkish rule, the troubled island was ceded by the Sultan to Britain in 1878, and it became one more British naval fueling station. Yet the majority of the Inhabitants spoke a Greek dialect, used ancient Greek names, felt Greek, and longed for enosls, unity with the homeland. An abortive rebellion against British role in 1931 was crushed. Eyewitness NICOSIA (UPI) - Every hour or so. a pair of American- built F105 fighter-bombers of the Turkish air force screamed above my house Saturday on their way to unload bombs on the police headquarters and the Greek Cyprlot National Guard headquarters, both less than three miles away. With my wife and 17-year-old son, I watched from our home uith a commanding view of the city while most of the bombs fell near the police headquarters and a nearby National Guard artillery position. But one of them blasted an Armenian school only 150 yards from my home on the opposite side of the street. Wounded OTTAWA (UPI) - Six Canadian soldiers were wounded in fighting on cyprus after turkey Invaded the Island, a defense spokesman said Saturday, but none of the wounds were considered serious. The spokesman said, "Probably the gravest was to one soldier who received a shrapnel wound. He was operated on and is fine." About 105 Canadian nationals, most of them tourists, were being held at what is considered a safe location. Camp Wolsley in Nicosia. ConflnuBd From PdgB One Lab offices in the 9,500-square foot area. The building Is divided Into two areas of operation, one to be used for analysis and evaluation of mines and other devices used In coastal warfare and the other for analysis and classification of environmental data. Sikcs, during his address,, noted that tmits from the local laboratory had participated In clearing the harbor at Haiphong of mines — an action he indicated he had not approved— and more recently local units were assisting in clearing the Suez Canal of obstructions. .Slkes Indicated approval of the later action, noting the United States needed to maintain good relations with Egypt as that nation was a obvious leader In the Middle East. The dignitaries, who also Included Admiral Worth Bagley, vice chief of naval operations and the youngest four-star admiral In the history of the Navy, participated In a ground-breaidng ceremony on the site of the $2 million systems development and test facility which will be built on the St. Andrews Bay Shoreline. Local, area and state officials were on hand for the ceremonies. State Treasurer-Insurance Commissioner Thomas O'Malley was on hand as were State Representatives Billy Joe Rlsh of Port St. Joe and Earl Hutto of Panama City. Congressman Slkes ana me \isltlng Navy dignitaries were entertained Saturday night'at a banquet at the Four Winds hosted by the military affairs committee of the Chamber of Commerce. Wives of visiting officials i were entertained meanwhile at i the home of Mr. and Mrs. l Charles Whitehead. Bomb Explodes Aboard Ferry Deputies In Seize Raid 10 J-,' Ai ,i ^i;< ,r, Nixon Condemned By News Magnate MIAMI (UPI) — John S. .Knight, the editorial chairman of Knight' Newspapers, Inc., called Sunday for President Nixon to resign and for (]lerald SUNDAY SPECIAL FABULOUS FROSn BLUEBERRY SHAKES... Also ...VANILLA ...CHOCOLATE ...STRAWBERRY YOUR KIND OF PLACE... ONLY REGUUR 3S< VALUE 25 In Panama City Only TWO LOCATIONS \M. HWY. 98 t MICHIGAN AVE ST. ANDREIMS f 717 HARRISON AVf. •® DOWNTOIMN Ford to assume the presidency and appoint a bipartisan cabinet. Knight, In a column distributed to Knight's 16 daily newspapers, said Watergate "has destroyed public confidence In government at all levels" and the President "cannot recapture the respect and support of a majority of his countrymen." The newspaper group Includes the Miami Herald, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Detroit Free Press. "At this counting," Knight said, "some 16 members of the Nixon administration have either pleaded guilty or been convicted of various criminal acts. Still, Mr. Nixon would have us believe that the press alone is to blame for his misfortunes." Knight supported Nixon in 1960 and 1968, but endorsed no one in 1972. Knight said the business community has become disenchanted with Nixon's ability to manage the nation's business and economic affairs, the administration's attack on inflation has been a dismal failure and the President's political weakness at home has injured his bargaining power In foreign relations. "In other words. It will be Impossible for him to be an effective president for the remainder of his term," Knight said. V 1 I, (ROM FROM SPORT GOATS 9 (188 Hi ^0 10 SUITS ^^•^^H VALUE • ^0 TO I 10 IE HOURS ^...^^^jjgg^^^ THRU FRI. / ' ^^^^^^1^ i.T07P.M. / ^^^W^ iTURDAY I. TO 6 P.M. W^:m^ A SUMMER STORE HOURS MON. THRU FRI. 10 A.M. TO 7 P.M. SATURDAY 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M. (Rff ALTERATIONS WHILl YOU WAIT BiNnAMimCACU FACTORY OUTLET A K K W OUTLOOK (UPI) — A bomb ft:; BELFAST apparently planted by the Republican Army exploded Saturday aboard the Liverpool. England. There were 1 93. Kansas City 94. Los Angeles 81, Miami 89. New no Injuries. i:!:; Orleans 94, New York 81, Phoenix 104, San Fran- Police said a caller claiming i:§ Cisco 72, Seattle 79, St. Louis 94, and Washington to represent the Provisional jij^81. (By UPI) •:•!• wing of the IRA telephoned a warning after the ship docked at Belfast, saying there were three bombs aboard. Following the call, a bomb estimated to contain about 10 pounds of explosives and apparently hidden inside a duffel bag exploded, causing moderate damage to the first class lounge. Army bomb experts who searched the vessel found no other explosives. Ferry operators said the bomb apparently was carried aboard at Liverpool Friday night. They contended that security Is normally good at Liverpool and Belfast docks but that the large crush of passengers late at night made a complete search impossible. Security sources in Northern Ireland, meanwhile, suspect a new Protestant extremist group may be involved in a bomb campaign against Roman Catholic targets. The latest blasts came Friday when one car bomb wrecked a bar in Belfast and another Injured seven customers at a pub In Carrlckmore, 70 miles west of Belfast. The bars were the sixth and seventh Catholic- owned pubs hit In the past week. Saigon Cites VC Violations SAIGON (UPI) - South Vietnam Saturday marked the 20th ftttoiversarj- of the first Vietnam c^ase-fire and partition of the country by accusing the Communists of "tearing that very agreement to shreds." The Saigon government also charged that North Vietnam and the Viet Cong had violated the 1973 Paris armistice agreement more than 52.000 times. Referring to the 1954 agreement cutting Vietnam in half, a South Vietnamese communique said, "Having gone on tearing that very agreement to shreds, the Communists proceeded systematically to violate the most important provision of the Geneva accords of July 20.1954, which provides for an inviolable demarcation line between North and South Vietnam." The anniversar>- of the 1954 cease-fire and partition following the French Indochina War is called National Shame Day in both North and South Vietnam. In Cambodia, the mllltar>' command said 2,000 civilians fled to join advancing government units in a clearing operation along the Mekong River at Peam Raing, 35 miles southeast of Phnom Penh. A drug raid in the Parker area has resulted in the arrest of eight persons and the seizure of about 12 pounds of marijuana, along with a quantity of hashish oil, amphetamines and drug paraphernalia. Sheriff tullis Easterling announced day. Easterilng said the raid, late Friday a lengthy into an alleged charges were: Terry Wayne Haisten, 19,5930 E. Highway 98, sale of amphetamines, two counts of possession of amphetamines, possession of more than five grams of marijuana, conspiracy to sell marijuana, possession of hashish oil, possession of drug paraphernalia and buying, receiving or concealing stolen property; Roger Dale Schreier, 21, 5930 E. Highway 98, sale of hashish oil, two counts possession of hashish oil, sale of marijuana, possession of marijuana more than five grams, possession of marijuana less than five grams, conspiracy to sell marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia; Ronald Keith Barlup, 23, and Steven Mark Flint, 19, both of 5600 Lagoon, Panama City Beach, both charged with sale and possession of marijuana more than five grams and conspiracy to sell marijuana; and Stephen Clyde Parker, 18, General Delivery, Mexico Beach, possession of more than five grams of marijuana. In addition, three juveniles were arrested during the raid. Two of them, one 15 and the other 17, were both from Port St. Joe and both were charged with possession of marijuana more than five grams. The third juvenile, age 17, from Callaway, was also charged with possession of marijuana more than five grams. Ail three juVenlles were males. Sheriff Easterilng said members of his departmentNar­ cotics Division served search warrants simultaneously at the two apartments in the two-story house on East Highway 98. Sheriff's undercover agents had previously purchased drugs from each of the apartments, according to Easterling. The sheriff noted that the street value for all the drugs bought and seized would amount to slightly more than $5,000. O'Malley Voices Opinion On Local Beach Setback Deaths And Funerals MR. RICHARD WILLIAMS SR. Funeral ser\ices for Mr. Richard Williams Sr., 84, of 1408 Gncinnati Ave. in Panama City who died Friday will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Montgomery officiating. Burial uill be in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be McNeil, Billy Harrison, H.A. Windham, Ray Moates, R.T. .Murfee and Dempsey Kent. Honorary pallbearers are .loe Parrot, Rayford Jones, C.A. Oliver, Ernest Morris, Ralph Williams, Aubrey Maloy, Gene Tindel, Joe Knowles, Crawford Mosley, Clarence Brown, and Jamie Rubash. Smith Funeral Home 505N.MacArthurAve. 785-1616 JOSEPHINE HERSEY Josephine Hersey, 61, died early Friday morning. She was a native of St. Petersburg and a long time resident of Gulf County, moving there seven years ago. She and her husband operated a trading post in Apalachicola. Sur\ivors are her husband, J.G. Hersey, Apalachicola; two daughters, Louise O'Brian, .Augusta, Ga., and Raehael Taylor, Ashton, Ark.; a brother, Joe Johnson, Apalachicola; a sister, Ellen Nixon, Apalachicola; and eight grandchildren. Funeral ser\ices will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Catherine Duffey Memorial Chapel, Comforter Funeral Home. Burial will be in Magnolia oemcterj-. Comforter Funeral Home Apalachicola 227-3511 WILLIAM E. CREEKMORE Mr. William E. Creekmore, 74, a resident of Wewahitchka, died Sunday, July 14, at his residence. He was a retired machinist. Sunivors include his wife, Mrs. Lillian Creekmore, Wewahitchka; four sons. fWilliam M. Creekmore, Tallahassee; "nioma-s R. Creekmore, Hemet, Calif.; James T. Creekmore, San Rosa, Ky., and David C. Creekmore, Burns, Ore.; three daughters, Mrs. Laura McCoy, Tallahassee; Mrs. Leta Vicy Hughes, Mexico and Mrs. Lila Johnson, Mesa, Ariz.; twenty grandchildren and a brother, James Creekmore, Williamsburg, Ky. Funeral ser>1ces will be held Monday at 4 p.m. (CDT) at the Wewahitchka Chapel, with Mr. John Everly officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot of Shiloh Cemetery, Calhoun County. Comforter Funeral Home Port St. Joe 227-3511 MR. DEWEY J. RITCHERSON Mr. Dewey J. Ritcherson, 74, of Route 3, Box 400 N. Panama City died Saturday in a local hospital. He had been a resident here for 12 years coming here From Birmingham, .Ala. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. .Audra Davis Ritcherson of Panama City; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Kersey and Miss Brenda Ritcherson, both of Panama City; two brothers, Har\'ey Ritcherson of Zepher Hills, Fia. and Grady Ritcherson of LaGrange, Ga; two half-sisters, Mrs. Madeline Worton of Roanoke, Ala. and Mrs. Carrie 'Laney of LaGrange, Ga.; three grandchildren. Mr. Ritcherson will be sent to Johns Rldeouts Roebuck Chapel in Birmingham, Ala., for funeral services and interment there. Smith Funeral Home 505 N. MacArthur Ave. 785-4646 ByKENRETHERFORD City Editor Insurance Com- mlssioner-Treasurer Tom O'Malley termed the coastal setback line proposed for Bay County as an "unrealistic concept," and said more factors need to be studied before a decision can be made. O'Malley was in Panama City all day Saturday as part of a campaign tour of Northwest Florida seeking to drum up support for his bid for reelection to his post. He said during a brief Interview that the ramifications of the setback line need to be considered ver>- closely. "If a man has property he has been paying taxes on for 25 years and he is left with 25 feet of property, how can he get these taxes back?." OMalley stated. He commented that someone has to make up for tax revenue lost when previously high-priced properties are devalued because of land shrinkage. "The schools have to be run and roads have to be built and the other taxpayers should know they will have to make up the deficit," O'Malley continued. The state treasurer said he expects some litigation when the line is established. "When a person is denied use of his per­ sonal property and the state tells him what to do with It without some compensation, there will be litigation," he said. O'Malley leveled his guns at the recent state purchase of St. George Island in Franklin County. He said millions were made by persons who had bought the land "on paper" from individuals and then turned around and sold it to the state for an Inflated price. "I believe we're going to see the same thing happen at Blue Springs," he said, noting this parcel of property Is under consideration for becoming state lands. "I'm running for office primarily to keep an eye on these state purchases," he said. O'Malley, plagued by grand jury Investigations, took the offensive stating: "One grand jury couldn't find anything so they empaneled another." He denied any wrong-doing while in office, saying the charges are political in nature. He said a big deal has been made because he has a $3,000 mortgage on his home with a bank where he deposited state monies. O'Malley said Florida needs to reach a happy medium between conservation and growth. "Some conservation groups would like to build a 50-foot Berlin wall around the state," he said. "We need to reduce our density but I believe it is up to the local governments to be responsible with the assistance of the state in reasonable control." NEESES'S FLORIST AND 6IR SHOP will be closed from July 21st thru July 28th for a short vacation. We will re-open July 29. We hope this will not inconvenience you — our friends and customers. Thank you Jack and Helen Neese 013 W 15th Street HOW ABOUT A CRUISE COME TO PANAMA CITY'S ^CRUISE HEADQUARTERS *T0 NASSAU FROM MIAMI *TO MEXICO FROM NEW ORLEANS GROUND THE WORLD DONT GAMBLE WIIH YOUR TilKEIHEMIOTHEEXPBnS AND BE SURE NERVIG TRAVEL SERVICE 569 MMmSOII AVI. What's A Funeral Al I About? It's about someone who lived among friends and relatives. Someone who has made impressions on other people. Someone who will be remembered by them. In short, a funeral is about a.human being. And that's why we believe it should be special. funeral Wa Our Slajf Serving For A Combined Total Of 142 Years 505 NORTH MACAIITHUR AVE. PANAMA CITY

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