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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - September 30, 1970, Galveston, Texas FIRST SUIY IN GALVESTON Texas Oldest Newspaper Established in 1842 Dedicated To The Growth and Progress of Galveston and Ail of Galveston County Monday VOL 129 NO 173 Associated Press AP Wirephoto Service GALVESTON TEXAS WEDNESDAY MORNING SEPTEMBER 30.1970 The County's Only Paper SINGLE COPY lOc County Tax Statements Being Readied Though Rate Not Set By BRIAN GRAHAM NEWS STAFF WRITER Thirteen days before action can be taken to set the county tax rate for next year it appears the rate has already been set it was learned Tuesday Tax statements using the proposed 1.33 per 5100 valuation tax rate are already being prepared by the County Tax Assessor Collectors office Tax Assessor C R Johnson confirmed Tuesday although county commissioners court can't legally set the rale until Oct 12 Johnson said the statements were being prepared on his authority as it's the tax assessor's duly to put them out by Oct but later Tuesday County Judge Ray Holbrook and commissioner Paul Hopkins said Johnson had at least the tacit if not formal approval of county commissioners court The court had originally hoped to set the rate tup 2 cents from last Sept 17 but at the last minute discovered it couldn't legally do so Reportedly Johnson then began to go from commissioner to commissioner asking for assurances that the rate would be no matter what And according lo Holbrook he got them We had fully intended to adopt the tax rate at Sept 17 Holbrook said confirming that Johnson had been authorized to run the tax rolls Unless the rolls are run by Oct I it will be legally impossible to give taxpayers time to qualify for the 3 per cent discount allowed for early payment Johnson cited that reason for wanting to run the statements in advance of formal approval by the commissioners court Asked what would happen if the court changed the rate between now and the Oct 12 formal adoption Johnson said he didn't think that would happen If it ithe is the wrong one they'll have to be done he admitted although he quickly added if that happens somebody will have to pay about That's the amount that it will cost to run the tax rolls over he said Holbrook contacted by the Galveston Daily News to confirm the reports specifically asked the source of the News information saying Did Craig Foster call you on Foster is the executive director of the Galveston County Research Council and has suggested that the See TAX Page Death Of Nasser Dims BEIRUT Lebanon AP It's a vacuum too horrible to I have been pretty in modern Arab history and his Gamal Abdel Nasser's death a tic all a diplomat com- anti-American public posture has dimmed hopes or peace in Arab said Tuesday Now I'm really blue Nasser exerted a moderating in- the Middle East and created a can see only chaos ahead Who can bring the Arab world on Arab extremists potentially explosive vacuum this volatile part of the world said a Beirut University together His country is easily the Despite his revolutionary role strongest and most powerful in ASSOCIATED PRESS WIREPHOTO CROWD MOURNS NASSER OUTSIDE REPUBLICAN PALACE Hold Aloft Mementos Of Late Arab Leader In Cairo 3 New Moves Announced In Cutback From Vietnam Nixon Announces Trip Will Be As Scheduled the Arab world and his ty among Arab heads of state enabled him to provide a ing ground for both leftist and right-wing regimes in the area In Egypt itself a power gle appears inevitable And the Arab world deprived of Egypt's dominating ence faces a period of doubt confusion turmoil and probably violence Mobs took to the streets of Beirut smashing windows and burning cars within minutes of See MIDEAST Page SAIGON API The United States made three new moves Tuesday to disengage its men and machines from the war in- completion of the trans- fer of a big combat base to the South Vietnamese army It was the American in- to be turned over to the Vietnamese since the U.S withdrawal started just over a year ago The other disengagement moves announced by the U.S Command were the further re- duction in U.S troop strength by 2.565 men and the transfer of 40 jet attack bombers to the South Vietnamese air force next Thursday To Israel House Approves Open Arms Sale WASHINGTON API A billion defense ing authority for open end arms sales to Israel to restore and maintain military balance in the Middle the House 341 II Tuesday and went to the Senate House Armed Services man L Mendel Rivers said Israel is standing alone against Communism in the Middle East and she falls to the Arabs the Soviets will con- trol oil to the Western World If we give Israel the lools he told the House she will do the job of protecting the inter- ests of the Western World in t c Middle East The provision declaring Con- gress grave concern with tht deepening involvement of the Soviet Union in the Middle East and authorizing unlimited arms sales on credit to Israel was attached to annual for procurement of missiles ships planes and other weapons for U.S forces Specifics on arms to be sold to Israel have not been announced bat a House subcommittee re- port last week said she needs MOO million worth of weapons over each of the next two years Although the defense vision mentions only planes and related equipment Rivers told the H use that means all tanks and In war action one sharp clash was reported but or the most part the battlefields remained quiet In the action a South column en- gaged North Vietnamese troops along the Cambodian border and reported killing 21 while listing their own losses as sis dead and 14 wounded The U.S Command also a forthcoming move that three units of the 1st Marine Di- vision and an Army artillery battalion have been pulled out of action and are preparing to depart The combat base that was turned over to the South is at An Hoa 21 miles southwest of Da Nang It was set up four years ago by U.S Marines and was once one of the largest bases for the ernecks in the northern sector The newly announced troops reduction lowered the current American strength lo about men and this figure will cut by another during the coming weeks The withdrawals are part of President Nixon's cutback of troops that will lower authorized American manpower in Vietnam to by Oct 15 The 40 bombers that will be turned over to the South Thursday comprise two squadrons of jet attack aircraft NAPLES Italy API dent Nixon lulled 6th Fleet on Tuesday as a power for peace and announced that the death of President Gamal Abdel Nasser will not interrupt his planned travels through terranean lands The trip will go on and the balance of stops will be Nixon told newsmen after U.S officials had checked out that Yugoslavia's President Tito still wants Nixon to come Nixon heads for Belgrade on Wednesday then goes on to Spain Britain and Ireland to complete his tour be- gun Sunday in Rome A main aim of the tial journey is underscore U.S commitments in the terranean area Nixon is also soliciting views of leaders about what type of long-term peace they would like to see Nixon clearly buoyant spoke to newsmen in Naples on day night at the end of a long day which began with a ence about the Middle East with top advisers aboard the U.S aircraft carrier Saratoga off the Italian coast in the The President ordered the firepower demonstration cut out of a special 6th Fleet review in deference to the Egyptian er who died Monday He told the men of the fleet the main U.S military arm in the and Middle East I have described our forces our Navy Army and Air Force as the peace forces of the world The 6th Fleet was certainly in that great tradition during this period of tension The er and the mobility the ness of the 6th Fleet in this od was absolutely indispensable in keeping the peace in the The nation therefore ex- presses appreciation to you for making is possible for America to the kind of peace diplo- macy we always want to wage based on power which is ready but which will be restrained when it will serve the cause of peace While House officials said the fleet which was beefed up on Washington orders during the recent Jordanian crisis to a peaceful solution by discouraging those who have wanted to intervene huddled on the ga with Secretary of State liam P Rogers Secretary of See NIXON'S Page ASSOCIATED PRESS WIREPHOTO Schwartz Urges Citizens To Make Pollution Issue By SHARP STAFF WRITER State Senator A R Babe Schwartz Tuesday urged citizens concerned about the polluted bays arid waterways in the Gulf Coast area lo of the pollution problem between now and election time if they want to see the problem solved soon Speaking before a group of almost 100 persons during 8 preventive medicine and community seminar held on the University of Texas Medical Branch campus also the cf the Gulf coait area to help jnmre tbe future of the bays and waterways by overwhelmingly supporting the tax for the Waste Disposal authority during the election Nov 3 of this year Schwartz criticized public officials who were not concerned about problem of polluted bodies of water in the coastal area Since most had never seen an oil spill or a fish kill they were not aware of any problem until air pollution became recognized as a Schwartz told Hie group Water pollution has gone unnoticed and unchecked in this area in staggering as long as I can he added Schwartz gave the League of Women Voters most of the credit for making the problem known In local areas Explaining tome background history on the problem ol pollution both air and water In Texts Schwartz told tbe group that until recently the Texas was more concerned with maintaining a healthy business climate in the itale than with maintaining a health climate Now the Legislature Is worried about the bealth climate he said The attitude of governing bodies is one of change he said as evidenced as by the new powers of enforcement given such groups as the Texas Water Quality Board and the Texas Air Control Board Schwartz told the group that no business or industry had ever been fined for polluting with oil spills until the recent oil spill which affected the Galveston beaches The is a lack of attention to the problem by what I consider the See SCHWARTZ Page SEN SCHWARTZ Fighting Pollution I Weather S GALVESTON AREA Clear to partly cloudy and mild through Thursday High upper 70s Island near Low night near 70 Island raid 60s Mainland High Thursday i V 80 Island low 80s Mainland BOATING Northeast to winds 8 18 mph Waters will bli slightly choppy Wave heights offshore feel WATER TEMPERATURE 78 degrees TC LM latest available sampler reading 52 micrograms per cubic meter State limit 125 News Top Prize The Galveston News is first place winner in annual advertising ideas competition of the Texas Press Association The first place award was presented to Ronald B Schultz advertising director of The News for The Best Ad Idea In Texas for 1970 at the association's 20th annual ad meeting in Waco last Saturday Winning in competition with 80 other ad ideas submitted from newspapers in all circulation brackets out the state was the staff Brewing Corp section in the annual Salute to Industry edition This gives The News a clean sweep in awards from the Texas Press Association for said Us Daughtry editor and publisher The Galveston Daily News had been awarded first place for editorial excellence ai the Texas Press Association editorial meeting last June The Salute to Industry this year will be the eighth annual edition of Us kind and will salute Galveston's banking T- I am extremely proud ol our advertising department for achieving this outstanding in advertising excellence especially in view of the fact that The News has previously won lop honors for editorial Check These WHAT HAPPENS to the brown water when the blue water comes Page YES JERRY Galveston has been unusually wet this month Page Other Comics Dr Earl Garden Column Horoscope 12B Marine Log My Two Cents Snorts i TV Want Ads Women's News NEAPOLITANS CHEER NIXON RETURNING FROM U.S SIXTH FLEET VISIT President To Spend Night In Roseberry Villa Naples Leaders Begin Arriving For Nasser's Last Rites CAIRO AP Soviet Pre- mier Alexei N Kosygin and er world leaders arrived day night to pay their last re- spects to Gamal Abdel Nasser as Arabs throughout the world mourned the death of the tian president The Egyptian military com- mander in chief Gen hammed red from continuous gin at Cairo airport He em- braced and kissed the Soviet leader repeatedly Kosygin whose nation has given of lions of dollars in military and economic aid will be in the forefronts of kings presidents and high officials from five con- who will mourn Nasser at death day of a coronary stroke after 18 years at the center of the Arab stage left a void that for many Egyptians was too ful to contemplate Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians kept vigil outside burban Palace the official residence of Egypt's president where Nasser's body lay in state offices schools stores and all public entertainments were closed as the nation began 40 days of mourning The streets were almost ty The usual breakneck traffic slowed spontaneously to a crawl Weeping women and dren wandered about with cant shocked expressions more than 24 hours after Nasser's death The mournful wail of Moslem prayers for the dead broadcast almost without interruption by the government radio blared out of open windows and from set up in the arets of city mosques Massive cordons of formed police were drawn around the city's major hotels lacing the Nile The hotels were requisitioned for visiting taries President Nixon is sending a U.S delegation to Elliot Richardson secretary of Health Education and Welfare former roving en- voy Robert D Murphy New York lawyer John ald C Bergus chief U.s diplo- matic representative in Cairo and Michael Sterner director of Egyptian affairs in the State Department Although President Tito of Yugoslavia was a close friend of Nasser he also a rep- he is ning to receive Nixon in slavia on Wednesday Tito gated Edvard Kardelj a ber of the Council of the tion to attend the funeral Before leaving Moscow gin joined Communist party Leonid I Brezhnev and President Nikolai V in a telegram to Nasser's ow praising the dead Egyptian president as a tried tested and consistent fighter against Still No Word On Sewage Dump By LINDA WESTERLAGE STAFF WRITER Word from state agencies on how much chlorine is needed in the Galveston sewer system and okay of the proposed plan to city dump reportedly have not yet been received by city officials The city reportedly has been chlorinating the sewage which goes through the main plant bni the by passed sewage ten adt receive At a hearing in Austin in August the city was told to place enough chlorine in the treated effluent to give the untreated sewage some treatment when tbe two mixed Since that time the chlorine used has not been increased and city officials say they arc ing word from the Texas Water Quality staff for a recommendation on the amount that should be used Lind Nelson director of municipal utilities said Tuesday expected tion has noi been received He added that a large amount of low had lo be by during September due o heavy rains Nelson said tbe city is taking samples and running various test as by the TWQ staff For one the TWQ staff wants to reduce tbe coliform count in the waters the area Test are to be conducted in Galveston Bay and Bayou Nelson says he does not when the city will add the additional chlorine The city reportedly is also still waiting on approval from the state health department on a plan to correct the city dump pollution problem The dump polluting bay waters In he health department asked the city to correct this situation In April the city council approved a plan which was sent to the state for approval A recent letter from the state health department read in part due to the broad Implications of this type project and its possible effects environment we arc advising other slate agencies of the various considerations Involved In the resolution of solid waste problems When we have review comments from pollution This area would then be filled with trash these agencies we will advise the city of Galveston of our decision regarding their proposal Part of the plan included construction of a clay dike around the to prevent water The city has applied for a permit with the U.S Army Corp of Engineers 10 dredge in the area That lovable and lovely lady MRS EMILY president of the Samaritan Club is back in St Mary's Hospital Room 468 and all her friends are hoping she'll soon be up and at cm again W T BOLTON SR who was 90 years young Monday is the oldest living member of the Eagles Aerie No ANN brightening autumn scenery with her pretty blue and white pant suit for office wear Sheriff's SOT and LARRY CHAMBERS of Texas City and the two little Chambers have just returned from an Arizona vacation MARTINEZ has a new does she ever look BILLY D and DUFFIE and at Springfield Ohio since he transferred by Co She is the former CHARLENE HOWARD of Hitchcock Birthday kids arc ALFONSO who's 60 TITUS SENNETTE GREGORY SAMPSON of ON KERSHAW MICHAEL TON JOHNNIE MURELLO o loma CALLIE SEND JOAN HITCHCOCK BARBARA
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