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   News Tribune, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1975, Fort Pierce, Florida                               The News Tribune, Sunday, May 4, 1975 Page 2 Eglin Flight Delayed EGUN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (UPI) A freedom flight of 300 Vietnamese refugees schedul- ed to arrive here Saturday night has been delayed at least until Sunday. A 747 commercial jetliner scheduled to land at Eglin Air Force Base at 9 p.m. EDT Satur- day was still on the ground in Guam Saturday afternoon. Air force officials said the trip SPECIAL VALUES .ON LOVELY PENDANTS FOR A PERFECT MOTHER S DAY Gin LIMITED QUANTITIES !e Accepl: American Express BankAmer-card Chaicje Charge Carte 8'ar.cre Gordon; JEWELERS IN FT. PIESCE SHOP ATOORDON'S SEARSTOWN SHOPPING CENTER 2511 SOUTH FEDERAL HIGHWAY 5-1-07.20 lakes at least 17 hours, with a stopover at Travis Air Force Base in Caifornia, so the flight could not arrive here earlier than Sunday. Eglin officials later said the plane is expected al a.m. Sunday. They did nol know the reason for the delay. A high school band from near- by Niceville plans to be on hand when the flight does touch down, and the exiles will be officially greeted by James Chandler, the interagency Indochina Task Force coordinator. Air Force officials said the refugees will be insulated from newsmen until after they have settled into a tent city prepared for them at an isolated landing strip. Even then, reporters will not be allowed to interview the Viet- namese outside the presence of a military escort. Col. Richard K. King, a Defense Department public af- fairs official, said the escorts and limited access to tent city was needed "to keep the press under surveillance." After initial processing at the main airstrip hangars, the Air Force planned to load the exiles onto buses for a 12-mile ride to the Refugee Reception Center, six mites north of Niceville. Guards were stationed around the psrimeter of the 20-acre site where 210 wooden-walled tents, a mobile hospital and six field kitchens were erected during the week. King was asked, "if one Viet- namese wanders off, either by ac- cident or otherwise, will he be herded back to the "Oh, yes the colonel answered. The officer said he didn't an- ticipate problems with protest demonstrations such as those at other refugee reception centers, but said extra security police were brought from other bases. Chandler said he plans to meet with local leaders to "gel a feel- ing about how this community feels." He said he hopes the refugees will be welcome to visit in the surrounding towns after their processing is completed. "But the essence of hospitality is Chandler said. A leaflet written in both Viet- namese and English was prepared, saying: "Welcome to the United States and Welcome to Florida." The Eglin officers' wives assembled "comfort packs" of soap and toilet articles to dis- tribute to their new neighbors and provided disposable diapers and baby bottles. Monafee Born Captive MIAMI (UPI) Romeo and Juliette became the proud parents Saturday of a 35-pound daughter, The 38-lneh-long baby was the first manatee to be born at Miami's Seaquarium and possibly the first "sea cow" to be bom in captivity, elated officials said. Dr. Jesse White, attending physician, reported that mother and baby were doing well "it's a female and appears to be in good health." Juliette and her mate Romeo have been Seaquarium residents for 18 years but most of that time they lived in a shallow canal. "They were transferred to their own, deeper pool in December a spokesman said. "The deeper water might have had something to do with the pregnancy. "We noticed that Juliette began eating much more than her normal 200 pounds of lettuce each day and that she was getting bigger in the right places. The baby was born at a.m. and everyone here is real excited about it." The yet unnamed baby seacow will have a playmate when she gets big enough to leave her mother's side. Another manatee, which had been injured by boat propellers, was captured with her baby recently and nursed back to health at the Sea- quarium. (The Weofner) WIA1MU 7 Hk [IT 9 -4 -75 GOV. REUBIN ASKEW )okes with Kim Harper, left, and Tim Taylor prior to signing the first bill to clear the Florida Legislature. The bill makes the sallflsh the official state saltwater fish, and the bass the official freshwater fish. The sailfish was suggested by the two children, both fifth-graders at Forrest Elemen- tary School in Jacksonville. In background are Rep. Mary Singleton and Sen. Matrox Hair, both of Jacksonville. (UPI Telephoto) Senators to Pare Budget, Try to Raise Salaries .TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (UPI) The Senate Ways and Means Committee drafts its budget this week under orders to cut at least million out of the governor's plan and do what its House counterpart couldn't do, find pay raises for state employes. Agency heads, thinking they would barely be able to survive on the House Appropriations Committee budget which is million below the governor's, were stunned when Sen. Bob Saunders told his Ways and Means subcommittees to come up with at least million in cuts. Saunders, D-Gainesville, said he wants a slate money budget that is 1 per cent below the billion proposed by Gov. Reubin Askew. Askew's total budget including federal trust monies is billion, but the legislature has lit- tle control over the funds. Saunders also want the oudget to include a across the lay hike for the state employes, but admits that will be Prices Good Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday NEHI ORANGE or STRAWBERRY 10-oz. 6 Btls DIET COLA 16-oz 6 Pak Btts PLUS DEP TAX ARMOUR EGGS- FREE PINT TRIPSON MILK GAL CARTON PURCHASE SPARE RIBS CHUCK ROAST OR STEAK 89C LEAN GROUND BEEF Ib 89< GROUND SIRLOIN Ib. TENDER BABY BEEP LIVER Ib hard to do. The House will vote out its budget J4.47 billion, including billion in state money this week. Saunders' subcom- mittees report uesday night with the full committee approving a budget Thursday night and the full Senate getting it the follow- ing Monday. "To pretend that the only thing we've got to do is vole out the ap- propriations bill is to kid the Saunders said. "The only way we can spend at the governor's level is for the Senate to kill every piece of legislation with a dollar tag on it." Saunders says bills are pending in the legislature that would cost between million and S20 million and the money is not in- cluded in the governor's budget. In addition, Askew's budget contemplates million from repeal of the 2 per cent credit allowed workmen's compensa- tion insurance carriers and in- creases in fees, including hunting and fishing licenses. Saunders says he has been told by Senate President Dempsey Barren the credit won't be repealed and the fees won't be raised, so that J10 million isn't to be budgeted. Saunders is willing to accept a million million in case Barren's warning is true and million for any money bills that get through the legislature. House Appropriations Chair- man Ed Fortune, D-Pace, tried unsuccessfully to cut education money and give the stale employes a pay raise. Saunders hopes his luck will be better and is proposing a across the board pay raise. He would buck Barren and push for repeal of the workmen's compensation carriers credit, which would save the state million, and support a plan by Sen. Buddy MacKay, D-Ocala, to raise the alcoholic beverage tax by about 10 cents a fifth. Workmen's compensation in- surance carriers are assessed a fee to cover the slate's expenses for operating the program. However, they are allowed to credit the fees against the 2 per cent insurance premium tax. "The net effect is that we are funding our workmen's compen- sation program out of general Saunders said. "The people receiving benefits should pay for the cost of administer ing the program." Under MacKay's plan, revenue from the alcoholic beverage tax increase would fund Myers Act programs for rehabilitation of alcoholics whiich now are funded by other state revenues. The state would save about million. A similar plan is pending in the House. The Arawak Museum in White Marl, Jamaica, houses an extensive collection of Arawak artifacts. It is con- structed on the largest known village site occupied by the Arawak Indians, one of the earliest and possibly fircl inhabitants of the island. FOR PERIOD ending 7 EDT Sunday. Rain is forecast from eastern New York and northen New Jersey Into New England. Showers and thunderstorms are expected over the western Gulf Coast, northern Rockies, along the central California coast and over central Florida. It will be fair In the Northwest and from New Mexico through the Central Plains to the Middle and Lower Mississippi Valley, the Ohio-Tennessee Valley and the Middle Atlan- tic States. Maximum temperatures: Atlanta 77, Boston 57, Chicago 65, Cleveland 62, Dallas 83, Denver 79, Duluth 55, Houston 74, Jacksonville 84, Kansas City78, Little Rock 80, Los Angeles 67, Miami 86, Minneapolis 63, New Orleans 81, New York 59, Phoenix 85, San Francisco 55, Seattle St. Louis 74 and Washington 66. SOUTH BRIDGE TIDES Today; High a.m. p.m. Low a.m. Tomorrow High a.m. p.m. Low a.m. p.m. (Jetty Tides Two Hours Earlier) LOCAL DATA High 90 Low Rainfall None To Date None Barometer 30.10 Sunset Today p.m. Sunrise Tomorrow a.m. Zones Forecast Zones 20 and 22 Fair to part- ly cloudy through Monday. Lows in the low 70s on the coast to 60s inland and highs in the low 80s on the coast to mid and upper 80s in- land. Winds variable mostly 3224 N. U.S. 1 Unusual Offer Even if your trip is months away buy from us in May and save up to during May only Up to worth of First National City Travelers Checks for a fee of just Amount of Travelers SAVE 1.00 Wherever you travel... or if you keep money at home or at work... the best way to protect your money is to use First National City Travelers Checks, If they're lost or stolen you can get an on-the-spot refund at over refund points in the U.S. and overseas. The most extensive refund service.in the travelers check business. They're honored world-wide in millions of places. Best time to buy them is during May. Offer ends May 31st. Your Financial Partner In Progress First National Bank of Fort Pierce 300 Soulh Bib Slrcot. Forl Piorco. Florida 33450 Tclephond (305) IKIT A FirstBancshares Bank southeast 10 to occasionally 15 miles per hour decreasing inland at night. Zone 23 Partly cloudy through Monday. Lows in the mid to upper 70s and highs in the mid 80s. Winds variable mostly southeast 10 to occasionally 15 miles per hour. f AlmanacJ The Almanac By United Press International Today Is Sunday, May 4, the 124th day of 1975 with 241 to follow. The moon is between its last quarter and new phase. The morning stars are Mars and Jupiter. The evening stars are Mercury, Venus and Saturn. Those born on this date are un- der the sign of Taurus. American painter Frederick Church was born May On this day in history: In 1855, the first hospital in the world operated exclusively for women was opened in New York City. In 1932, Chicago rackets boss Al Capone entered the Atlanta federal penilenliary to begin ser- ving time for income tax evasion. He was released seven years later. In 1942, the World Warn Bat- tle of the Coral Sea began. When it was over the Japanese had lost 39 ships, the United States one aircraft carrier. In 1970, four students at Kent State University (Ohio) were Hll- ed when National Guardsmen on duty to control campus demonstrations opened fire. A thought for the day; Latin writer Publilius Syrus said, "Many receive advice, few profit by 11."   

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