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   News Tribune, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1975, Fort Pierce, Florida                               The News Tribune, Sunday, February 23, 1975 Page 2 Top Union Man Scores Kissinger By CHARLES E. FL1NNER MIAMI BEACH (UPH The chief o( blue collar negotiators figures that America's foremost bargainer in Ihe striped pants set doesn't really understand the business. George Meany. 80, at the top of the heap of 110 unions banded together in the AFL-C10. scored Secretary of Slate Henry A Kissinger Friday but drew up short of asking for Kissinger's dismissal. Meany singled out Kissinger as one o! Ihe leaders of the U.S. The Fort Pierce Art Club Would like to fake fbe time to thank the following arfisfs for ffieir help in making the Scholarship Arf Show fhe success if was, wifh their donations and hard work. Phyllis Athey Herman Bieman Ruth Boone Don Brown Claire Cohen Dorothe Chillicut Sue Csontos Vivian Davis Enid Elmendorf Bertie Fabiano Kathy Goodwin Barbara Hightower Claudina Jenkins David Jenkins Ann Johnstone Fran Kane Therese Knowles Helen Manchester Ann McHale Herb Newberger Mary Oliver Russell Privateer Lex Procter Susan Proske Sophus Pelerson Harrietle Robbins Ann Ryberg Lois Savage Earl Smith Margaret Zerrier Smith Kay Stabler Helen Terry Marge Thomas Ann Young We would like to give special thanks to the show chairwoman, Susan Proske, and vice-chairwoman Helen Manchester. government who had deceived him in connection with the American role in southeast Asia. And in connection with Middle policy. Meany declared. "I don't think Henry Kissinger real- ly understands the business of collective bargaining." Meany made his observations in reporting two more of (tie resolutions adopted by the 35- member executive council of the AFL-CIO. One of Ihe statements urged irui "Israel must be supported and strengthened by the United States." The resolution said "oil energy blackmail coupled with the economic and military threats against Israel must be stopped." The oilier statement, which drew Ihe dissent of Jerry Wurf of tile American Federation of State. County and Municipal Employes, calls for continued economic and military support for South Vielnam and Cam- bodia. Earlier this week, Meany scored Kissinger in connection with a purported agreement with the Soviets on Jewish emigration and. asked if he had confidence in Kissinger's Middle East policy, declared. "Oh, My God. no." Meany said Kissinger ran a give-away policy and submitted to Arab blackmail. During the course of the news conference Friday. Meany also raked over Robert Strauss, national Democratic Party chair- man: Sen. Henry Jackson, Li- Wash., and Dr. Arthur F. Burns, chairman of the Federal Reserve System. Asked about his eaiiy support of Strauss as party chairman, .Meany said. "Why do you have to bring that up? I'm certainly not proud of the fact that I did a little for him." Meany said Jackson's sole in- terest in trade legislation was the Jackson amendment on Jewish emigration from Ihe Soviet Union and that "was connected with his political campaigning; his desire to raise funds. "On the things we worried about Jackson would not even, (alk to us about Meany said. Meany said Burns ran the Federal Reserve open market operation "like a private club answerable to nobody." The committee functions lo expand and contract the money supply, affecting interest rales. The AFL-CIO executive coun- cil said Burns' policy "has brought Hie economy lothe brink of depression, wilh spreading bankruptcies of businesses and banks." State House Committee To Ponder Impeachment Of Treasurer O'Malley Shevin Claims PSC Reforms Could Cut Charges to User ORLANDO. Fla. (UPI) At- torney General Kobert Shevin said Saturday utilities and the Public Service Commission have a "somewhat incestuous relationship" and that PSC reforms could reduce consumer fuel charges 15 per cent. Shevin. addressing the United Aulo Workers, called for a five- member PSC appointed by the governor with consent of the Senate and commissioners wilh "professional standings as economists, accountants, engineers or attorneys." Shevin has criticized the com- mission before, including last fall when he and consumer advocate Fred Karl led the fight for an end to the automatic pass on of fuel charges. But Saturday's attack was one of his strongest. The commission, "either through negligence or a lack of understanding of its duties and responsibilities to the public, has allowed basic utility rates and fuel adjustment costs to prac- tically bury the private home owner and small businessman, Shevin said. "If you wnnt to 'live better electrically' today, you'd better be a utility company stockholder or executive." Shevin said the electric com- panies and the commission are playing "a game of and have a "somewhat incestuous relationship." "Commissioners traditionally rely heavily on financial support from the industry in their political campaigns. Members of the PSC staff often move to higher paying jobs with the utilities after serving their ap- prenticeship in the complex field of utility economics at public ex- pense." Shevin and Karl fought un- successfully for provisions in the fuel adjuslment clause to provide incentive lo utilities lo use fuel sparingly and as cheaply as possi- ble. "I am convinced that if (he commission had adopted our recommendations to give the I I I Running around in circles looking for the right bank. We have all the services you need right here under one roof. CHECKING ACCOUNTS SAVINGS ACCOUNTS SAFETY DEPOSITS COMMERCIAL LOANS INSTALLMENT LOANS AND A COMPLETE TRUST DEPARTMENT Ample Parking Even For Your Bike BANK WITH YOUR FRIENDS NEIGHBORS Your Financial Partner in Progress First National Bank of Fort Pierce t Telephone 13051 -I6J-OOSO A First Bancshares Bank companies managerial incen- tives, we could have realized a savings of 10 to 15 per cent off the current fuel adjustment charge." Shevin said commissioners should be appointed, not elected, and that the PSC should be ex- panded from three to five members, serving staggered terms. r Almanac By United Press International Today is Sunday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 1975 with 311 to follow. The moon is approaching its full phase. The morning stars are Mercury and Mars. The evening stars are Jupi- ter. Saturn and Venus. Those born on this day are under the sign of Pisces. German composer George Frederic Handel was born Feb. 23, 1685. On this day in history: In 1942, a Japanese subma- rine fired 25 shells at an oil refinery near Santa Barbara, Calif., 2'i months after Pearl Harbor. In 1945, six members of the 5th Division of the U.S. Marines planted an American flag atop Mount Suribachi on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima. In 1969. President Mxon arrived in Belgium to start a (our of Europe. In 1972, President Nixon conferred four hours in Peking with Communist Chinese Premier Chou A thought for the day: American playwright Irwin Shaw said, "There are too many books I haven't read, too many places 1 haven't seen, too many memories I haven't kept long enough." By SAM MILLER TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (UPI) Rep. Jim Redman said today his House committee will meet shortly to consider impeachment of Treasurer Tom O'Malley, following O'Malley's reindict- ment Friday. Redman, D-Planl City, said, "we're gearing up. I haven't set a meeting time yet, 1 just heard about it last night but we will set one in the next few days." The committee, appointed following the first indictments of O'Malley in October, had been in limbo, awaiting the Supreme Court's Christian decisions which would affect the O'Malley charges. Gov. Reubin Askew "stands by his statement" following the first indictments that O'Malley should resign, deputy press secretary Jim Bacchus said. O'Malley was re-indicted as ex- pected, but a new charge added, illegally using his power to get a million mortgage loan for a Tallahassee lobbyist. And one of the charges in the old indictments, receiving 000 in unlawful compensation from two former law associates, was not in the new indictments handed down by the Leon County grand jury Friday. The new charge, using or attempting to use official posi- tion to secure special privileges, is a first degree misdemeanor punishable by a year in jail and SI ,000 fine. O'Malley is accused of pressur- ing Gulf Life Insurance Co. to float a mortgage loan for purchase of a Fort Walton Beach shopping center by Tallahassee lobbyist Horace Drew and three other persons not named in the indictment. He-filed from the old in- dictments was one count of un- lawful compensation, accepting from Winter Park banker E. G. "Jerry" Banks to prevent closing of an interest-free ac- count the state had opened before he took office. The charge is a felony. Also re-Bled was one count of perjury before a notary. The grand jury said O'Malley per- jured himself by omitting the from a sworn, routine "gift" report filed wilh the Secretary of State. O'Malley was not arrested, but issued summonses hi Orlando where he is meeting wilh the Florida Medical Association on high medical malpractice in- surance rales. He is to appear before Circuit Judge John Rudd March 3 for arraignment on the felony charge and March 5 on the misdemeanor counts. The grand jury re-indicted the Florida Petroleum Marketers Association on a misdemeanor charge of trying to bribe O'Malley with to keep 2-3-09-12 Carat DIAMOND SOLITAIRE TIFFANY STYLE SETTING IN 14K GOLD REGULARLY 139. VALUE SPECIAL NOW... llusiralio.1 Enlarged Use Our Convenient CHARCE PLANS-BUDGET ACCOUNTS We AccepI Bsttk Amtiicitd Diners Club Shoppert Chirge Gordon; JEWELERS IN FT. PIERCE SHOP AT GORDON'S SEARSTOWN SHOPPING CENTER 2511 SOUTH FEDERAL HIGHWAY self-service gasoline stations out of Florida. According to the new indict- ment, O'Malley would share ownership of the shopping center if the mortgage loan was arrang- ed. A mortgage of was secured. O'Malley did share ownership of the shopping complex from its purchase on Dec. "and shared in the profits deriving from the sale thereof on or about July 15, the grand jury said. The new indictments did not include the other unlawful com- pensation charge, acceptance of from former Miami law associates Rick Ciravolo and Bennett Feldman. Tom McAliley, representing Ciravolo and Feldman, met with assistant state attorney Koberl Wilbs before Judge Ben Willis in a secret meeting earlier Friday to discuss "procedural problems." Prosecutor Willis would not say what the problems were or why the charge involving the two men was not re-filed. The grand jury has not com- pleted its investigation, Wilbs said, and the charge could be re- filed later. The jurors meet again Wednesday night. The three indictments handed down last October became void with a Supreme Court decision this month overturning in- dictments of former Education Commissioner Floyd Christian. Willis and Aaron Bowden, who also handled the O'Malley probe for Jacksonville state attorney T. Edward Austin, were found by the court lo be illegally assigned to the Leon jury. To clear the way for filing of new charges, Willis got Rudd to dismiss the old indictments earlier Friday. The Weather NMIONM WEA1HEI SlIVICI FOIICASI t< 7MIM 2 30.00 Ufl WIATMI TOTOCASt FOR PERIOD Ending7P.M.EST today. Rain is forecast from the Middle Mississippi Valley across the Ohio- Tennessee Valley and along the Atlantic Coast from the Carolines to southern New England. Snow is expected over southern Oklahoma into northeastern Texas. Rain and snow are indicated for the Pacific Northwest. It will be tair from the Southwest across the Rockies into the Central and Northern Plains with cloudy to partly cloudy skies elsewhere. Maximum temperatures: Atlanta 64, Boston 58, Chicago 42, Cleveland 50, Dallas 50, Denver, 39, Duluth 25, Houston 56, Jacksonville 76, Kansas City 42, Little Rock 49, Los Angles 66, Miami 81, Minneapolis 30, New Orleans 75, New York 56, Phoenix 64, San Fran- cisco 60, Seattle 52, St. Louis 42 and Washington 65. SOUTH BRIDGK TIDES Today a.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. Tomorrow a.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. High Low (Jetty Tides Two Hours Earlier) LOCAL DATA FRIDAY High Low Rainfall Feb. To Date Barometer Sunset Today Sunrise Tomorrow Zones Forecast ZONES 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17-Partly cloudy through Monday. Continued unseasona- bly warm with highs in the low lo mid 80s. Mild nights with lows mostly in Ihe mid 60s. Professional Hearing Aid Service JAY A. BYRNE Certified Hearing Aid Audiologist (1 Block N. of Fire Station) Wl-3035 Specialists In Quality fearing Aids, Batteries, Ear Molds ud Repairs ol All Mikes N. 7A St. Ft. Pkrce Winds south to southeast at 15 mph Sunday. Rain probability 20 per cent Sunday. ZONES 18, 19, 21-Partly cloudy and warm through Monday. Slight chance of afternoon thundershowers. Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in the upper 60s. Winds southeast- erly at 15 mph Sunday. Rain probability 20 per cent Sunday and Monday. -0- ZONES 20, 22-Partly cloudy and continued warm Sunday and Monday. Highs in the low to mid 80s. Lows in the upper 60s and low 70s. Southeast winds at 15 mph Sunday, becoming southerly and in- creasing Monday. -0- 20NE 23 Partly cloudy through Monday. Highs in the low 80s. Lows in the mid 70s. Southeast winds at 15 mph, becoming southerly on Monday. CHARLES J. HOPPER, D.D.S. ANNOUNCES THE CHANGE IN UOCATION OF HIS OFFICE TO 220) SOUTH 10TH STREET SUITE C OFFICE HOURS BY APPOINTMENT TELEPHONE M4-3326   

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