Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on September 11, 1973 · Page 1
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Tuesday, September 11, 1973
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Good Morning! Today Is Tuesday, September 11,1973 NEWS HERALD "No |)lni.siir(> is conipiinililr to (he stiiiKliiiK iipoii td*' vantaKC-Kround of Triilli." — l-'rancis Bacon A Florida Freedom Newspaper Vol. I No. 133 The World's IVIoHt Beautiful BeuchcH l*anuiiiu City, Florida Telephone 763-7621 I Section J4Pa^eH Priee 10 Cents Partly dourly to cloudy IhrouKii Wednosclay with a chance of showers and thundershowoi's. Winds mostly Southwest 5 to 10 miles per hour. Lows tonight mid to upper 70s. Hishs today and Wednesday mid to uppei' 80s. Probability of rain 50 per cent today and 40 per cent tonight. TIDES Panama City high 10:41 a.m., low 6:31 p.m.; Port St. Joe high 11:00 a.m., low 7:24 p.m.; Apalachicola high 5:34 a.m., 4:57 p.m., low 10:59 a.m., 11:30 p.m.; sunrise 6:22 a.m., sun.set 6:50 p.m. River Readings: Jim Woodruff 45.5. Blountstown River Landing 6.5. Open Gulf temperature near 84 degrees. President Hits Peaceful Note In Union Message WASHINGTON (UPI) -Extending an olive branch to Congress, President Nixon Monday called for a now spirit of ci'eative cooperation that would bring swift remedies to inflation, the energy shortage and other pressing national problems. In an another attempt to put the Watergate scandal behind him and bring his scandal scarred administration back into harmony with Congress, Nixon said he was willing to compromise on solutions to a whole host of issues. ' 'There can be no monopoly of wisdom at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue —and there should be no monopoly of power," Nixon said. But in the lengthy document, hilled by the White Mouse as a .second State of the Union mes.sage, Nixon said there were three non-ncgotiablo issues — holding government spending within his $268.7 billion budget, maintaining a strong defense posture and preserving tlie power of the presidency. He said he welcomed a "renaissance" of the Congress but not at the expanse of the White House. The 15,000 - word message called for "swift and d(.'cisive" congressional action on 50 administration propo.sals, ranging from reforming income tax laws to giving elderly persons a br'eal< to making plans for the nation's bicentennial cr.-lebration in 1976. The legislative record of the current Congress so far has been "disappointing," he said, and the remaining four months of the current .session would be "a lime of great testing" of the government's ability to deal with critical national problems. Not only has Ccjngress only pa.ssed three of the 13 appropriations bills necessary to run the government during the current fi.scal year, he said, it was heading toward $7 billion in budget-l)us(ingcx()endiltifes. He vowed he would not tolerate such inflation-feeding extravagances and threatened to use the veto if acceptable compromises are not reached. Also requiring immo-diate attention were four measures aimed at coping with the energy shortage, he said. They would provide for con.struction of the Alaskan oil pipeline, the building of deep water ports to handle giant tankers, the elimination of controls on natural gas prices and new regulations for strip-mining of coal. "In the spirit of responsible cooperation which must [)revail between the executive and Congress if we arc; to make genuine progress this fall, I am fully prepared to wwk clo.scly with luemljers of the Congress in hammering out iTiodifications to these bills," Nixon said. Senate Democratic Loader- Mike Mansfield said he welcomed the new spirit of c c) 0 p e r a t i o n ;ni(l forecast [rrompt consideration of Nixon's plea. London Terror Blast s Hit Two Train Stations LONDON (UPI) —Bomb explosions at two crowded London railroad stations injured 12 persons Monday, one of them gravely, and sent panic-stricken commuters fleeing in the bloodiest of Britain's current wave of terror bombings, police and hospital officials said. Police, as in previous incidents, blamed the bombing on extremists and said the injured included a baby in a perambulator and a Chinese couple standing close to one of the explosions. London's University College Hospital Cross station. is.sued a statement Monday night, saying one of its nurses erroneously informed Scotland Yard that the Chinese man. Pang Ping Nam had died. "He is still alive, but just," a hospital .spokesman .said at 9:.30 p.m. Hospital officials said Pang Ping Nam suffered extensive leg and abdomen injuries. His wifelost a leg in the blast. The bomb exploded at 12:35 p.m. in a trash bin outside a women's lavatory, near a crowded train platform at King's Several Schools In U.S. Still Struck PEACEFUL ENDING - Earl Bush, Jr., 32 (left) comes to the door of his apartment with a high powered rifle Monday in Atlanta, Ga., after barricading himself in for four hours and threatening "to come out shooting. Apparrently no shots were fired and there were no injuries reported. Bush locked himself in after his estranged wife called him and told Bush that she planned to marry another man. Atlanta Police (right) take custody of Bush after overcoming him with tear gas. (UPI) NEWS ROUNDUP Wool Prices Higher? WASHINGTON (UPI) -Sen. Herman Talmadge, D-Ga., chai'ged Monday that huge Japanese purchases of cotton and wool had driven up world prices and urged the administration to impose export controls on U.S. cotton. Talmadge, in a Senate speech, said Japanese buyers had contr-acted for two million bales of the current U.S. cotton crop —two and a half times their normal purchase —and that they had purchased 35 per cent of the world's wool supply, far in excess of their manufacturing capability. With banks char-ging 12 per cent interest. Talmadge said, he feared U.S. textile makers will be unable to borrow the millions of dollars to buy high priced cotton. NEW YORK—Fighting to the last for a postponement, John N. Mitchell and Maurice H. Stans, the first ex-cabinet member's to face criminal charges in 50 years, wer-e scheduled to go on trial Tuesday on a 16-count federal indictment. An unpi-ecedented 1,500 potential jurors were summoned to Manhattan fedei-al district cour-t for jury selection, which may last a week. Nixon, Lawyers Ask Tape Rule Rejection WASHINGTON (UPI) — President Nixon a.skcd a fedei-al appeals cour'l Monday to ignore "the heat and excitement of an unprecedented political scandal" and uphold the secr-ecy of his Watergate tapes against demands that would cripple the pi-esiderrcy. UFO's Sighted GRIFFIN, Ga. (UPI) - New rx-ports of strange, hover'ing objecis with brightly-coloi'ed lights were received Sunday night by local ;iuthorities ;is par't of a rash of i-ecent sightings of unidentified flying objects in the Southeast. For nearly two weeks, re|)oils of UFOS have flooded aulhor-ities in ceirtral and south Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee mrd F'lor-ida. The r'eports have come fr'om civiliairs, military policemen, local law enforcement officers and state Hoopers. Sunday irighl, a S|);i.lding County deputy arrswered a call lepoi'ting an object hovering oveia house. The deputy radioed his office that he saw "two r'ed lights descending slowly to earth," and their lire lights (ii.sappe;ired. The only po.ssibic cxpla/i.'ition which has been offered came fronr an aslronomei'at the Fernbank Science Center near Atlairia who said last week they could be itran-irrade satellites aird assorted space "junk" dropping out of earth orbit, I)r, Ralph Biiice said the decay of a satellite may jrroduce uniisu.'il aerial phenomena for (lays. Suggesting that he could not have ended the Vietnam War or- ojiened new relations with China without secix't convei-satiorrs, the Pi'esident's lawyers urged ix-jection as "utterly without pix'cedent" a lower coui't judge's demand that the tapes be tur-ned over' foi' private judicial review. "The issue in this case is nothing less thair the continued existence of the pi'esidency as a functioning institutioir," White House lawyer's said in a 95-page brief filed with the U.S. Cir'cuit C'oui't of Ap|)eals. Chief U.S. District .hidge John J. Sirica, who ordered Nixon to give him the tapes, d(!fended his decision in a brief chai'ging that iro one —not (!ven a I'residoirt —lias the right to withhold evidence fi'om a grand jury. At tire saiire Wmv, Watei'gate special pr'oseciitor Ar'chibald Cox asked the airjieals court to vacate Sli'ica's I 'ldiiig and oi'der the tajres to go (lii'ectly to the gi'and jury. Sirica "failed toai'ticiilate the st.andiU'ds he considers pi()|)ei' for determining what evidence will be oi'deiud prodirced to the grand jury and what evidence, if any, will be kepi secret," Cox .said. Aftei' leceiviirg the I 'ound robin of hi'iefs by Nixon, Sirica and Cox, the Airpe.-rls Court will heai'oral arguments Tuesday in the liisloiic conslitulional battle over' possession of the recordings of Nlxoir's W.'iteigate-rel.'ited coll vi'i'sat ions with foiiiier While Ilou.seandc;mi|)aignaides. DETROIT—In an unusual action apparently intended as a conciliatory gesture to the United Auto Workers, General Motors and Ford Monday agreed to extend their UAW contracts even as the union- pr'epared for a possible strike against Chr-ysler Corp. Friday night. Refusal to extend the conti'acts past 11:59 p.m. Fr'iday would have put added pi'essui'e on the union to settle with Chrysler, the fii'm singled out by the UAW to set the pattern in this year's auto contract talks. WASHINGTON-C;athering in Washington for the fii'st tinre since Water'gate burst ujjon the GOP, the Republican Natioiral Committee was told Monday that their' party really is iir better' .shape than the opposition. "The pi '0|7hels of gloom all thr'oiigh the last few months kejjt saying the Repi.iblicair Party is oir the ropes, and yet we've continued to win election after election," Chaii'man Geoi'ge Bush told the National Committee at its first meeting siirce last ,1,'inuar'y, when the links of President Nixon's staff to the Wat(>r'gate affair'still were undisclosed. ALCilKRS — The non-aligned nations ha\'e ser^'cd notice on the United States and the .Soviet Union that a lasting Fast-West detente is impossible so long as hot sjiols such as the Middle continued to rage. More than half a million school children took extended summer vacations Monday as teachers staged nationwide strikes for the second week of the new school term. The only sign of an end to the extended labor actions came in Cuper'tino, California's largest school district. The school boar'd and 540 striking teachers announced a joint agreement over a pay dispute which has affected some 22,000 students in 42 schools since last week. School board off icials .said classes, some of which have been conducted by non-striking and .substitute teacher's, would fully resume Tuesday. School doors remained closed in Michigan, where in Detr'oit alone 270,000 public school pupils have been for'ced to stay home. Although school boai'd officials and striking teacher's have been holding round-the-clock negotiations on salary demands, there was no sign of pr'ogress in the talks. Tentative agr'eements have been reached in four Michigan .school disti'icts but strikes still pai'alyzed 28 other districts, affecting about 150,000 pupils. In New York City, 1.1 million .school children went back to .school for the new season but the boar'd of education faced scattered parent boycotts. Some striking teacher's in Highland, Indiana had a change of hc.-art. Two out of 14 schools opened again Monday when pai't of the strike force began r-eturning to the job. "They had done some soul-searching and decided they belonged in the classroom," said school superintendant Allen J. Warren. The second wxnt off at 1:,30 p.m. shattering a snack bar at Euston station, a modern, spr'awling, steel and marble terminal .sever'al blocks from King's Cross. Both stations are in the heai't of London. "Everyone ran like heck,".said Michael Green, a ticket collector at King's Cross station. "People were tr'ipping over one another and kids and women were screaming." "It was like a clap of thunder," .said Peter Hearn, a railwayman at King's Cross. "There was absolirte chaos everywhere." Cmdr. Robert Huntley, of Scotland Yard's Centr'al Crime Division, said police r'eceived no advance warning of the King's bomb and only a thr'ee-minute warning before the Euston bomb exploded. He said the warning was telephoned to the British news agency, Pr'ess As.sociation, by a man with an Ii'ish accent. "I would have thought that this timing indicates only one aim," Huntley said. "That is to cause injury and destruction." Pentagon Discloses Coverup Bomb Plans WASHINGTON (UPI) -The Pentagon advised Congress Monday that the White House woi'ked out the basic plan for keeping secret a 14-month bombing campaign in Cambodia, including specific instructions on what to tell newsmen who inquired about raids. The 32-page report to the Senate Arriied Ser'vices Committee also listed 245 more secret B52 strikes in Cambodia than had been pi'eviously acknowledged. It said a total of 3,875 I 'aids were flown between March 18,1969, and May, 1970. West Coast Firemen Aided By Fog, Rain By United Press Interiialioniil A i)all of smoke hanging over a 7,000-acie timber' fir'c in a r'ugged mountainous ai'ea of nor'therir Califoi'nia Monday nearly hid the blaze fr'om 500 firefighter's. "Visibility is almost inrpo.ssihle and even lookouts 20 miles away find it impossible to .see tlie per'imeters of the fire," said a Califor'nia Division of Forestry The fire in the Dog House Cr'eek area about 150 miles north of San Fr'ancisco was r'epor'ted onl>' 20 pci' cent contained Monday. Tlie enormous cover of thick smoke appeared when wind calmed after' whipiiing the fire through the steep, I 'oadless timber'land. The spr'ead of flames was slowed but temi)er'atui'es r'ose to the 90s and humidity to less than 20 percent. F. Lee Bailey Goes On Trial JACK.SONVILLK (UPI) - Attorney F. l,ee Bailey testified in secret Monday as picliminarN' hearings cduliiiiied for- the mail fr.'iud li'ial of Bailey, Oi'laiido busiiiessiriaii Glenn W. Turner and seven other (iefend;mts. U.S. Disli'ict Court .ludge Gerald B. Tjoflat ordered his court closed to press and specti'itors after ;ui e\cl:;inge with Bailey's attorney, Teil Koskoff. Bailey was testifying about his backgi'ound at the outset of the hear'ing when Tjoflat warned Koskoff his line of (luestioning was "icmole." Koskoff continued to (|iiestion Bailey about his background, and goveiniiieiit prosecutors objected. Tjoflat sustained the objection and then became visibly anuered when Koskoff asked loi 'a claritic .uioii of the ruling. "I instruct you not to discuss the subject," said Tjoflat. The judge suggested that any (|uestion could be answei'ed later in the moining dining a closed session in chambers. When Koskoff persisted in asking foi' a clarification, Tjoflat recessed his coiut and oi'dei'cd defense and pi'osecuting atloi'iieys into his chambers for' the closed session. When the clo.sed .se.s.sioii l;isted longer than the judge expected, he oideied his coui'troom cleai'ed .so the hearing could continue there. In addition to Bailey and Tuiiier, seven otliei' pei'.sons and three of Tui'iiei's companies are charged in the mail fraud conspiracy case which is scheduh-d to begin next Monday. Four cheinical-dr'opping aircraft waited orr the gr'ound foi' smoke to dis|)er'se, ;ind firefighters .sought to establish fir 'e lines. Cool fog and favorable winds moving in fi'om the Pacific Ocean heljjed almost 550 firefighters contain (iO per cent of the big fire that threatened the coastal village of Shelter Cove in Humboldt County. Full containment is expected dui'ing the night, officials .said. Crash Team Thwarted COLD BAY, Alaska (UPI) -- Fog and drizzle Monday pr'evented efforts (o r'ccover the bodies of six men who were killed when their World Airways l)C8 smashed against the rocky face of 4,8,34-foot Mt. Dutton in the Ali 'Utian Islands. A F(>(leral Aviation Adininisti alion spokesman s;iid a recovery ciew tried lo i-e;ich the crash site but w ;is forced lo tin ii back because of |)oor visibility. Similar effor 'ts met with no success Sunday atler- noon. The plane, cai'rying a cirgo of tires destined for the I'hiliiipiiies, crashed Sfituiday on a landing aiipr'oach. A conrmer'cial pilot sjiotted the wr'eckage during a break in heavy os'ei'cast Sunda\' morning and a member' of an Ail' Force medevac team was lowered fi'oni a helico |)ter' to inspect the wreckage. The <'rewmen reported all six men were dead. Dave Krueger, a pilot for' Reeve Aleutian Airlines, spotted the wreckage about 1,400 feet from the top of the rugged mountJiin jieak. He .said the plane was smashed almost beyond recognition. "All I can .see is the tail...that's the only way 1 cm tell it's a DCS," Krueger'.said. Each of the I 'aids, the report indicated, received White House appr'oval the day before it was launched. President Nixon in a recent speech in New Orleans acknowledged his responsibility for approving the bombings and the sccr',ecy that surrounded them. Once the basic instructions for the highest level of .secrecy wer'c received from the National Security Council (NSC) at the White House, the r'eport said, additional details were worked out by military commanders and a number of differ-ent field headquarters. One procedure called for' .seemingly strict instr'uctions to B52 cr'ews agairrst bombing Cambodia but with the jrilots and navigators receiving separate clandestine instructions lo disregar'd this and bomb in Cambodia if oi'der'ed to do so. The I 'est of the crew thus thouglit the targets were in South Vietnam, the rcfjor't said. "N.SC guidance issued for the fir'st ... mission —which remaiired representative of tli(,' guidance for all ... nrissions — directed that the ... daily pi'ess I 'cport mi.ssions on 'enemy press r'eleas(; camps and Inmker' and tunnel complexes 45 kilometers (27.9 miles) rior'theast of Tay Ninli city.'" Measured on the map, lh;it could have Ixx'n interpreted to be insiile South Vietnam, very to the Cambodian bor'der. Although the r'cport was the most thorough explanation of (he secr'et Cambodian bombing and other clandestine air and ground ;ictivilies by U.S. forci'.s in Asia, it did IKJI include any of the copies of orders spr'cifically reiiuested by members of the Senate conimitlee. TlK.-re was no explanation tor this omission. ijThere'sMore| Ii News Inside Hank A.'iroii hits 710tli homer, pulling him lour shy of Babe Ruth's I 'ecord. .See s|)orls i);iges7-!). The beach constniction oi-tlinance aroused hc'iled coiitioversy at two iiieelings last night. I'Vii' thiise and other' local, ;ir'e;i news stories, see p;ige2A. Ahby Itridge Itusiness Chissiried Comics Crossrt'ord Deiillis i'lilitoriiil Sociely S|iorls IIA m IIA 'M \\

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