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   Bonita Daily News (Newspaper) - April 27, 1972, Naples, Florida                                 The Weather  Partty cloudy, highs 80 to 85, low 58 to $5. Northeast winds 15 to 20 m.p.h. becoming easterly.  tee County News Briefs Page 2A Today  Serving Naples, Marco, Everglades, Immokalee, Golden Gate, Bonita Springs  49th YEAR - No. 237  ASSOCIATED PRESS  24 PAGES  NAPLES, FLA., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 27, 1972  AP WIREPHOTOS, NEA PICTURES  10 CENTS DAILY, 25 CENTS SUNDAY  Biqfclist Killed On Marco  A bicyclist was struck by a car and killed on Marco Iskmd Wednesday night, according to a report by Trooper S. R. Jones of the Florida Highway Patrol who investigated the accident.  Dead on arrival at Naples CoRununity Hospital was a Marco Island man whose identity is being withheld by officials, pending notification ^ next of kin. The cyclist was struck from the rear while he was pedaling north on North Collier Boulevard, according the Jones.  The driver of the car, David D. Dick, 32, of 102 Sunset Dr., Marco Island, was charged with driving while intoxicated, according to Jones’ accident report  Marco Iskind ResMeiits Killed In Crash  Two part-time Marco Island residents were reported killed when a twin engine aircraft in which they were passengers crashed as it neared the Atlanta, Ga., municipal airport April 22. They lived at 849 Fairlawn Court.  Killed, along with three other persons, were Mrs. Shirley Richards and her teenage daughter, Dawn. All were en route from Gary, Ind., aboard a private aircraft piloted by James Freeman of Gary. Also on board were Mr. and Mrs. Herman C. Jenkins of Gary.  The plane was believed en route from Gary to Marco Island via the Atlanta airport, according to a Miami National Transportation and Safety Board spokesman. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation, according to John Young, transportation official.  Cash And Checks Reported Missing  Police are investigating the theft of $300 in cash and a number of checks reported to have taken place Wednesday night at a Naples Union 76 service station.  Station worker Earnest Kelley, 17, reported the theft to stati<m manager Richard C. Ocy after Kelly discovered that the money and checks had been taken from an open cash drawer inside the station.  Kelly reported that two children were seen hanging around the station and that he believed they had seen him put the cash in the drawer. Shortly after Kelly discovered the cash and checks were missing, he noted that the children were also gone.  Police are investigating the incident and are looking for a boy about 15 years old, and another youngster, aged eight to 10.  Auto Demolished In 1-Cor Acddent  A one car accident that occurred at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday resulted in total damage to the vehicle but no injury to the driver, Lon B. Porter, 25, of Bonita Springs, according to a Florida Highway Patrol accident report.  Porter’s car reportedly was headed north on State Road 865A when he lost control of the vehicle. It swerved off the road and crashed into a guard rail, resulting in $700 damage. Porter was charged with failure to have his vehicle under control by the investigating officer, Trooper S. R. Jones.  i  Lock Of Funds  Muskie Quits, Still Hopeful  WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Edmund Muskie, who let one of the biggest head starts in the history of presidential politics  get away from him, announced The Maine senator, who had ^ay he will stop running but been a clear-cut frontrunner for isn’t giving up hopes for the two years, said he was with-Democratic nomination. drawing from future primaries.  (Photo By John Normin)  FLAME AT NIGHT - The yacht TIame* was photographed from the air last night as she wended her way toward Naples. The yacht was near Dry Tortugas when the picture was taken. Tlame*, participating in the International Goodwill Race which began at St. Petersburg, is expecting to reach her home port this afternoon or tonight. Her owner is Jim Doane of Naples, and sails from the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club.  Would Complete L28 Canal  Landowners Offer Alternate Proposal To Big Cypress Buy  Paper Late? |  Call Before | I 6:30 PM Daily | Except Sunday |  , M9-3I61 I  An alternate proposal to the half-million acre federal buy of the Big Cypress has been put forth by members oi the East Collier County Landowners’ Improvement Committee.  Ellis Chism, committee research director, made the proposal public today as he announced his group backs a move to complete L28 Canal north of Everglades National Park.  The landowner committee will make their proposal known to local, state and federal officials through an active mail campaign, as in the past, Chism indicated.  Chism’s group is fighting two bills introduced into the U. S. Senate which would set aside a large parcel of land in Collier, Dade and Monroe Counties for watershed purposes protecting the park. The bills are known as the Big Cypress S. 3639 and S. 2465 Bills.  Chism and members of his group recently appeared before a Senate subconmiittee hearing on the proposed legislation. The hearings were held in Washington, D. C., April 21 and 22.  In his group’s proposal, the L28 Canal would be used to supply needed water to the park area. The canal, Chism pointed out, is located two miles north of the park near the 40-mile bend which lies west of Conservation Area No. 3 established by South Florida flood control and conservation officials.  The canal Chism speaks of was stopped just short of the park and Chism’s group recommends its completion.  The dikes and flood control gates in the conservation area blocks the natural flow of water to the park. Therefore our great opportunity to get rivers of fresh water into the park during dry seasons is to finish the deep Canal,” said Chism.  This canal could supply thousands of ponds and lakes which go dry every season. These ponds and lakes coukl be joined by deep water ditches and each could be diig deeper.  The fill could be used to build islands for wild game refuge during wet seasons," Chism went on to say.  When most of Collier County’s Big Cypress area is  dry, this 40-mile bend area is usually flooded because of L28 Canal. This water has been blocked from flowing to the park because of thick growths of small trees and undergrowth south of all bridges on the Tamiami Trail,” said Chism.  This undergrowth, he added.  ’’blocks about 98 per cent of the water flow” to the park.  Chism also pointed out that national park officials have refused to “let our committee remove these blockades at two main bridges when we removed all other blockades south of 37 (Continued on Page 2A)  Aura Is First To Finish In Yacht Race  The first boat to cross the finish line in the Mexico-to-Naples racing yacht race was the 49-foot sloop Aura of Chicago, the Naples Yacht Club reported this morning.  The Aura is owned by W. J. Stenhouse Jr., registered from the Chicago Yacht Club. The crossing was reported at 10:18 a.m. — at which time no other craft in the race was in sight.  Actual winner in the race will be figured from corrected time.  The Naples leg of the race across the Gulf is the second half of a race which began in St. Petersburg a week ago Saturday and crossed'tfie Gulf to Isle of Mujeres. First across the line in the first leg of the race was drug store owner .lack Eckerd's Panacea.  The rest of the race fleet is expected in Naples later today.  Iligh officials of the .Vlexican government are scheduled to attend functions at the Naples Yacht Club later this week.  (Piwto By Normaii)  SAFE PASSAGE - Cruising serenely is the Mexican gunboat, name unknown, which escorted the yachts participating In the second half of the St. Petersburg-to-Naples ocean yacht race. The gunboat brought the yachts as far as Dry Tortugas. The race will conclude tonight as the yachts sail Into Naples.  Journey Of Discovery  Apollo 16 Moon Explorers Due To Splashdown Today  SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) - Apollo Ifi’s three explorers blaze back to planet earth today to climax a journey of discovery they believe will vastly enrich man’s knowledge of the moon.  They feel they might be coming home with the evidence they sought when they started out 11 days ago—that volcanoes boiled long ago beneath the lunar surface.  John W. Young. Charles M. Duke Jr. and Thomas K. Mattingly II were on course to slam ba^ into earth’s atmosphere 76 miles above the Pacific Ocean at 24,600 miles an hour.  Splashdown was set for 2:44  p.m. lOST 178 miles southeast of Christmas Island and 1,519 miles south of Hawaii.  The main recovery ship, the carrier Ticonderoga, reported the weather outlook in the landing zone was excellent, with clear .skies, gentle winds, waves of 1 to 3 feet and temperature of 84 degrees.  As the 1.2-million-mile voyage neared an end, the astronauts held a news conference Wed-ne.sday in a final telecast to Mission Control from their command ship Casper.  • We’ve .seen as much in 10 days as most people in 10 lifetimes,” Young .said.  Answering questions pre  pared by newsmen at the space center, Duke and Mattingly re* fwrted .seeing« features which could have i)een carved by volcanoes.  One formation, .said Duke, had the shape of very .subdued old cinder cones or something of that nature. To us, it looked like it might have been a source of .some volcanic activity way, way back.”  Mattingly, who orbited the moon alone for three days while his crewmates probed the .surface, reported “a big hole in the side wall of this crater, and it appeared that there was nna-terial oozing out. U looked like it (Continued on Page ZA)  (AP WlrcpiMle)  STOPS RUNNING - Maine Sen. Edmund S. Muskie tells newsmen at the Capitol today that he will stop running, but Isn't withdrawing his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination. Muskie, once the frontrunner, cited lack of funds for pulling out of future primaries.  NEWS DIGEST  Ships In For Rapoirs  MANILA (AP) - The destroyer Higbee, hit by a North Vietnamese bomb in the Gulf of Tonkin over a week ago, arrived Tuesday at the U. S. Naval Base at Subic Bay for repairs, a Navy spokesman said today.  The frigate Worden, which arrived at Subic April 19 for repairs, left Subic Wednesday, the spokesman said. The Worden was hit by (wo antiradar missiles accidentally fired by a U. S. plane, (he Navy said earlier.  Exparimental Woric Plan  MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) - Employes in the physical therapy department at St. Joseph’s Hospital get a one week vacation every other week.  But they have to work 10 hours a day, seven days a week every other week.  The experimental work calendar for the (wo therapy teams is finding favor with insurance companies and patients becau.se it allows daily treatment.  This often shortens a patient’s s(ay, hospKal officials say.  Welling Down Thi lool  BIRCHWOOD, Wis. (AP) - A bank burglary wi(h a we( twist was discovered at the Citizens State Bank.  Law enforcement officers said the intruders dismantled the burglar alarm, cut telephone lines, entered (he vauK and cut a S-by-IMnch hole in the top of a small safe.  Then they carried water in buckets from (he bank’s basement and dumped it in the opening. Bundled dollar bills floated (o (he (op and were skimmed off, au(hori(ies said.  Yes, He Was WontMlI  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - **Could you hold (he phone a minute and I’ll check,” Detective Richard Woods asked the man who had telephoned to inquire if Sacramen(o police warned him.  Woods hurried (o ano(her (elephone and called San Francisco police (0 nab Donald Dean Lei(er, 20, who was (ele-phoning from a bus s(ation phone booth in that city.  A few minu(es la(er, while Woods was (alking (o Lei(er, a San Francisco policeman broke in(o (he conversadon (o announce (he arres( was made.  Lelter was returned to Sacramento for investigation of six hoklups and four car thefts, Woods said.  Hot Una To B« M Up  TOKYO (AP) - Japan and the United States will inaugurate a **hot line” communications link before May 15 when the United States returns Okinawa to this country, the Foreign Ministry reported today.  President Nixon and Prime Minister Eisaku Sato agreed to establish the hot line last January when they met in San Clemente, Calif.  He cited lack of funds.  Muskie said he was wiUi-drawing with regret but had no choice, i do not liave the money to continue,” he said.  “However, I do not withdraw my candidacy,” Muskie said, reminding that his name would be on the ballot in several primary states.  But Muskie said he would not hold his supporters in those states to stick by him in the future months leading up to the July 10 Democratic National Convention.  People already conunitted to support him in primaries and state conventions “should feel free to reassess their commitments,” he said.  Muskie, who has described himself as “everybody’s second choice,” apparently switched to a strategy that would make him a compromise candidate at the convention in the event of a deadlock.  Apparently Muskie intends to hold on to the 128‘s delegate votes he has won in the early primaries and in state-level caucuses and conventions. With his name remaining on the ballot, he stands a chance of adding to this strength even without active campaigning.  Muskie had been the front-runner in delegate strength, despite his prinuiry setbacks, until Tue.sday when George McGovern beat him in Ma.s-sachusetts and Hubert Humphrey upset him in Pennsylvania where he had been the choice of Gov. Milton Shapp.  McGovern now almost doubles Muskie in delegates with 235‘it and Humphrey is closing with 80. George Wallace has 77.  Muskie said at a news conference his original strategy of entering as many primaries as he would afford the time, energy and money for, “was a mistake.”  That strategy, Mu.skie said, “required that I make a major effort and a major expenditure of resources in every primary with a maximum impact in none. Nowhere were the consequences of such a strategy more clearly demonstrated than in Wi.sccnsin, Massachu-.setts and Pennsylvania—dimin-isiiing results and diminishing rc.sources.”  Muskie .said flatly he would not accept a vice presidential nomination, the part he held on Uie Humphrey ticket in 1968.  Action Group  ToSlrtst  CommunlcQtion  Action iJroup,” formed recently at East Naples Middle sciiool by concerned parents, says comrnunication will be the main tiirust of its operations.  Otiier areas of its activities will include recreation, student • curriculuiii, clinic and cafeteria functions, Uilent programs and rap .se.ssion meetings.  Tin* Action (iroup .says it will worit closely with sUjdenLs and faculty members to open every avenue of communication to insure a good education for the students. Tiie organization will soon publisli its own newsletter.  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