The Miami Herald from Miami, Florida on December 20, 1964 · 1
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4 Canal Sites: Pros and Cons see story on Page 8C CITY EDITION Partly cloudy Sunday and Monday No important temperature changes High Sunday upper 70s HOURLY TEMPERATURES 7 a m am 9 am 10 am 11 am Noon 73 71 74 75 76 76 t pm 2 pm 3 Pm 4 pm 5 pm 6 pm 7 pm I Pm pm 10 pm II P m Midnight Sunday December 20 1964 No 20 Florida’s Most Complete Newspaper 1 ' A Latin A marie an EtfitiM b PuMMw Daily 238 Pages 20 Cents 35th Year Hi9h 77 Loot 69 Rainfall 175 Scramble Picks Windy Palms By JUANITA GREENE HaraM Staff Wrltar A growing group of promoters busy staking conflicting claims to rocky leefs just off Dade's coastline are raising some hard questions in state and federal bureaus If these fellows really are serious can they legally go digging for new nations on the high seas? And U so then who? And how? Up to now announced plans of promoters to establish a new country just out- side the three-mile limit have been met generally with loud guffaws But last week one of the groups in the scramble found a legal opening for getting its plans officially on record with a federal agency Some people stopped laughing They’re apprehensive lest the general twittering be replaced with the sound of dice clicking and roulette wheels whirring Behind each of the plans for the new nation is the acknowledgment or suspicion that it would be operated mainly as a gambling haven just out of reach of state and federal laws PAPERS STARTED shuffling last week in state and federal bureaus and in the offices of uncounted legal firms after Acme General Contractors Inc of Orlando filed an application with the US Army Corps of Engineers It asked permission to dredge up a new territory 400 feet wide and 2000 feet long in ''international" waters three and half miles due east of Sands Key one of the islands in the Islandia chain The pile of rocks is called Triumph Reef one of an underwater chain in the vicinity Others are Ajax Long and Pacific Xobody has been able to find out what Acme plans to do on Triumph Reef Even finding Acme was difficult But its application has renewed attempts by other groups to get their own projects going again It also has drawn some of the state and federal agencies closer together in a search for ways to head off the dredges at the reefs THE PRELIMIXARY conclusion of the public lawyers is that the State of Florida has no jurisdiction over the reefs but that the federal government has Whether it is a matter for the Interior Department or the State Department is still not clear US engineers say they accepted Acme's application and put it through the routine call for objections (due by Jan 6) because the reefs are within the continental Turn to Page 6A Col 1 Triumph Reef arrow shows site International Operation Uncovered affia Narcotics King Is Smashed Says Scientists Confident Cure for Leukemia Predicted Shortly By JOHX COXXORS HrM Scitnct Writer One of the greatest steps forward in the history of medicine — discovery of a cure or prevention of a dis- — Associated Press Wirephoto Smoke Belches From Upper Floors of Neiman-Marcus Building flames shot up 60 feet during height of fire-hour blase Dallas Store Is Swept Million Fire By DALLAS — (UPI) — The children’s wear section of internationally known Neiman-Mar-cus where “his” and "her” balloons for adults were $6850 Christmas specials was hardest hit Saturday by a five-alarm fire that caused millions of dollars in damage on the biggest sales day of the year Three snorkel units among the 30 major pieces of equipment checked the flames on upper floors of the seven-story landmark in the heart of downtown Dallas Five of the 400 firemen were overcome by smoke one hit by a falling marble slab on the leg and another cut on the hand AH recovered swiftly I Damage was estimated between 5 and 10 million dollars by one of the store’s owners For more than five hours black acrid smoke billowed high into the downtown Dallas sky Flames rose 60 feet "It would have been the biggest day of the Christmas season” Store President Stanley Marcus said His brother Edward the renowned specialty store's exec utive vice president made the damage estimate Most heavily damaged were the store's 5th and 7th floors — the children’s wear depart-iment and offices The fire broke out at 3:43 am and quickly spread to five alarms as big as a fire can get in Dallas Viet Army Gives Boot To Council By Herald Wire Service! SAIGON — The Vietnamese Army early Sunday overthrew the High National Council the legislative body of South Viet Nam but pledged continued loyalty to Premier Tran Van Huong and his cabinet j The overthrow was led byj the Armed Forces Council rep- i resenting the generals of the Vietnamese Army Most of the 17 members of the High National Couneil were taken into custody Informed sources said the reason behind the bloodless uprising was the refusal of the legislature to permit the army to retire nine generals closely linked with Buddhist agitation against Huong’s new civilian government A military communique read over Saigon radio said: “Special action has been taken because we trust the prime minister and chief of state and we do not the High National Council” Among the council members i arrested was South Viet Nam's I leading Buddhist Association ! ease which kills 14000 persons each year in the US — is apparently just around the corner The disease is leukemia And never before in the history of research have scientists been so generally optimistic about their hopes for defeating a killer disease “Within three years” predicts Dr Wendell G Scott president of the American Cancer Society “acute leukemia will he stricken from the list of diseases” Says the Senate Appropriations Committee after hearing testimony on the need for research funds for the National Cancer Institute: "Effective methods of prevention and cure (of leukemia) seem distinct possibilities in the light of several observations some old and some new” Says a researcher at the University of Miami Medical School: "I don’t say we'll have the answer to leukemia tomorrow or even next year But we will have it in the next 10 years” Leukemia is the dread "cancer of the blood” It strikes at both adults and children and it kills more children between four and 14 than any other disease Often death strikes within 20 weeks after the first symptoms are reported You’ve probably read about such cases in news stories of parents who plan an early Christmas or birthday for children who are stricken More recently doctors T have used combinations of at a meeting m India ten days d and x t0 bring ago The 17-member High Nation- al Council was formed in Sep- crane hoists jutting 30 and 40 feet skyward sloshed 15000 ' 0 1 e 1 a gallons of water per minute on the fire The flow of water was so Turn to Page 2A Col 4 Jax Insurance Executive Kurus’ Campaign Manager Named to State Hotel Post JACKSONVILLE — (UPI) — Insurance Executive William J - Hamrick who managed Haydon Bums' gubernatorial campaign Saturday was named hotel and restaurant commissioner for the incoming administration Hamrick who has been vice president of Gulf Life Insurance Co for 21 years currently is on leave from the firm Burns said Hamrick will be valuable in promoting the state as well as in his other duties “I plan to ask him to serve as spokesman for the state on various speaking engage ments in the East and Midwest where he will present the Florida image in a most able manner” Burns said “Florida will be well served with him acting in the capacity of chairman of the Hotel and Restaurant Commission “He will not only be an able administrator from a standpoint of requiring that Florida's hotels motels other lodging places and eating facilities maintain the highest standards but also in this capacity Mr Hamrick can become one of Florida’s most effective representatives ” Hamrick was Burns’ fourth appointment and the second Jacksonville insur- tion from military to civilian rule It was South Viet Nam's closest official agency to a national legislature Military high command headquarters in Saigon remained j heavily fortified Troops did not appear in Saigon streets i but teams of police swiftly car-jried out the arrests I The streets of Saigon remained calm and normal this morning Several thousand Budd -hist gathered at their headquarters for a continuation of their protest demonstration against the government The purge was clearly aimed at the Buddhist political uprising Buddhist leaders at their headquarters said they were extremely angry at developments (At this point the telephone circuit from Saigon was broken) William J Hamrick fourth appointee ance executive to receive a post AUTO & BOAT DEAD Storage I 501 DuPont Nylon Carpet Inlern’tl Bonded Whse Corp$299 yd Big Saul Discount Car-601 SW 8th St-FR 4-1208-Adv pet Exch 7500 NW7 Ave -Adv M f ? Diamond & Silver LOANS to $600 Halpert's — Suite 449 Pan American Bang Bldg — Adv — - - £' Prisoner of Love DERBY England — (UPI) — Albert Roberts 31 in jail on a burglary charge was married to Kathleen McGlirchey 19 while one policemean acted as best man and two others as escort They wore allowed two minutes alone in the registry office before Roberts returned to jail Rent an Icemaker for as low as 75c per day McDonald Air Cond Inc Icemaker Div 261 NW 26th St 635-5281 —Adv about remissions of the disease which have lasted 10 or 18 months More than 100 persons have survived leukemia for as much as five years In one ease of chronic leukemia a remission lasted 38 years But no physician has ever claimed a cure Leukemia is a condition in which useless white blood cells suddenly go on a population explosion Start with one leukemic cell injected into an animal and in 19 days you will have one billion progeny enough to kill the animal A 60-pound child with leukemia has about two trillion leukemic cells That’s why leukemia is so difficult to treat It is not enough to kill with drugs or X-ray 9399 per cent of the Turn to Page 2A Col 2 Letter of the Law LONDON — I UPI) — A woman driver stopped by police for erratic driving said she was making “an ‘S’ turn" Asked what an ‘S’ turn was she explained she was making a 'U' turn and changed her mind in the middle Today’s Chuckle There's a new organization called Beatniks Anonymous If a member feels like taking a bath he calls another member who rushes over and shuts off the water Narcotics Suspect Led Away by Police Vincente Casas Garcia Albreu called top lieutenant —Herald Staff Photo by MIKE FREEMAN Meuricp Estui Held on $50000 Bail vanished after ISew York narcotics arrest sPECIAlH A New Viet Nam? In one year L'S policy on The Congo has completely flip-flopped and our country ’ role in that strife-torn African land is causing growing concern among those who fear that another Viet IS am is in the making Viewpoint 1H MILLIONAIRE Jim Walter of Tampa started with nothing but an idea for building “shell” homes 10F CHRISTMAS cards are a far cry from the first ones 120 years ago Sunday Magazine WANT TO SEE Christmas lights? For where to go in Dade County see 21G WALTER Amuse Financial Music Art Amuse 7-1 1H Dunaway 9F Deaths 10D Sports 1-9F Art 31G Finan 10-15F Landers 3G Travel 1-5J Books 6H Gorcn Martenhoff 9F Thompson Bourke 7H Sun Mag Movies 11H Sun Mag Bums 3F Horoscope 4D Music 31G TV-Radio Suspects Arrested At Airport By JON XORDHEIMER Herild Staff Writer Federal narcotics agents seized two Cuban nationals at Miami International Airport Saturday and charged them with playing top roles in a multi-million dollar international dope ring controlled by the Mafia The suspects were arrested as they stepped off a plane from Honduras where they had been deported by the government as undesirable aliens Agents in New York City simultaneously rounded lip nine other me! in what police railed the smashing of one of the largest operating narcotics conspiracies in the nation The US Bureau of Narcotics also revealed that more than three million dollars of pure heroin and cocaine supplied by the ring were seized by New York undercover agents in recent weeks Arrested here were: VINCENTE CASAS GARCIA ALBREU 44 a suave neatly groomed “man-about-town” with a penchant for $150 suits ALBERTO MEURICE ESTUI 35 a square faced big shouldered man with close-cropped hair and a two-inch burn scar across his right cheek Eugene J Marshall agent-in-charge of the Miami office of the federal narcotics bureau said Casas and Estui are trust-e d lieutenants of racketeer Raymond Marquez of New York City vvhof has been la- beled the principal figure in the operation Marquez was arrested in New York in the gen-eral round-up MARQUEZ Marshall said Casas and Estui indicted in New York on charges of conspiring to sell cocaine and heroin were in charge of cocaine smuggling operations between South America and the United States Marshall said He said Miami and New York City were the main points of entrance to this country in the ring's Latin America operation Both men were held in Dade County jail pending bonds of $50000 each Arraignment is scheduled before US Commissioner Ed Swan Monday Marshall said federal agents will attempt to extradite the Turn to Page 2A Col 5 Class 10-33D Jumble Noticias Crossword Sun Mag Pearson Sun Mag Knight 2H R Est 2C Sun Mag 3H Winchell 11H 1-8L Womens 1-32G Sell or borrow $100 to $100000 or more on your diamonds Jack M Werst Diamond Loans 1402 Congress Bldg FR 1-2478 — Adv HARBOUR ONE - Complete yacht facilities and nautical supplies Fine food Come by land or sea 172nd and Bisc Blvd Phone 945-4215 —Adv Heaters at our all time low Vic Polk Pools 661-1659'— Adv

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