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   Hammond Daily Star (Newspaper) - April 23, 1973, Hammond, Louisiana                                 Daily Star/  Begins Today: Series On Spanish - American War  April 23, 1973  10 cents  See Page 4  Flood Waters Under Control  River Still High  PONCHATOULA - While flooding continues in other regions of the state, most major rivers in this area have crested and are getting back to normal. According to Shirley Welles of Ponchatoula Beach, the Tangipahoa River was about 16 feet above normal last week. Mrs. Welles said that the current flooding was just 8 inches short of the river's record  WATERGATE DEVELOPMENTS  Dally Star photo  high stage, set in the early 1950's when the Percy Quin Dam broke. Several camps on the river were still isolated yesterday because of flooded roads. Rising waters swept through many ground level camps. This afternoon the river had almost returned to its banks, although several swamp and bayou areas are flooded.  MORGAN CITY, La. (AP)— Blue skies on Easter gave National Guardsmen the opportunity they needed to control flood waters surrounding this city— at least, for the time being.  Water was pumped out of the city's downtown section as the waters in the Atchafalaya Floodway crested at 9.1 feet late Sunday.  Gov. Edwin Edwards, accompanied by State Sen. Louis Lambert of Gonzales, flew here to inspect flood damage Sunday on a tour of south Louisiana.  Edwards said he would ask the Army Corps of Engineers  to make an immediate study of all state floodways to ensure that this sort of crisis situation did not occur again.  Hie governor said 40 per cent of the nation's rainwater drains through the Mississippi River and its tributaries in Louisiana, but he said the state's inability to handle it all was a national problem. ' Edwards also said he would ask to have the area around Sorrento, where 1500 sandbags have been distributed, declared a disaster area.,  State Rep. Billy Tauzin said Sunday he had been assured Edwards would also have Lafourche Pariah declared a disaster area, eligible for  emergency federal funding.  A spokesman for the Engineer* said workers have beaten every flood deadline here, adding onto the levees and sinking a barge tai a bayou to halt the reverse flow which had been creating flooding in the backwaters.  Forecasters had predicted a 1QL5 foot crest here, but a spokesman for the Engineers said the reduced crest was caused by thé closing of all but 10 gates of the Morganza Spillway.  As the crest passed here, however, the National Weather Service issued a  Continued on Page 13  SHOOTING RAMPAGE  6 Die, 10 Injured  More Aides To Be Implicated?  WASHINGTON (AP) -White House Counsel John W. Dean III, who has declared he will not be made a scapegoat for the Watergate affair, appears ready to implicate other presidential aides, says • source close to him.  :   In another development, The Washington Post quotes sources today as saying President Nixon was told by members of his own staff last year that former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell and Dean probably were involved in  both the wiretapping of Democratic party headquarters and a subsequent coverup.  !   Nixon, said the Post's sources, responded, “Give me some evidence.**  Mitchell, former campaign  director for Nixon, testified last week before a grand jury investigating Watergate. He told newsmen afterwards that he had heard discussion of wiretapping plans in the 1912 campaign but disapproved them.  !   Easter Services Roundup  By The Associated Press  The Christian world celebrated Easter Sunday with religous services, prayers for peace and holidaying. The Roman Catholic vicar to the U.S. armed forces appealed for “true compasaion" for those who wouldn’t fight bi Vietnam, and President  Nixon heard a sermon about sin.  “fa it too much to hope that our nation's leaders will be able to balance a genuine respect for the laws of our land with true compassion in the cases of those who for sincere reasons would not serve in the military?" asked Terrence Cardinal Cooke,  archbishop of New York, in his Easter message.  “We pray that they will discover a way for those young men to offer a fitting substitute in service and return to their homes.**  Outside on New York's Fifth Avenue, sunny, ^degree weather brought out  Ponchy Country Market Planned By Area Groups  PONCHATOULA - A governing board has been elected and organizational details are in the planning stage for the Ponchatoula Country Market.  Mrs. Ned Richardson, president, said the group plans to have the market open about three days a week with hours from 11 a.mi td 4 p.m. They are now thinking in terms of a building and have in mind the old Illinois Central Railroad depot. They would like to have at least SO  people sign up for tables. ' Elected to the board are Mrs. John Glover, Community Garden Club; Mrs. Carl Drude Jr., Cross Roads Home Demonstration Club; Mrs. Melba Joiner, Mrs. Mat Wagner, Gardenettes; Mrs. Gerald Kelley, Lee’s Landing Home Demonstration, Westward Ho Home Demonstration Club and Mrs. Ruth Thibodeaux, Woman’s Club; Mrs. Ohie Ordoyne and Mrs. Charles Gideon, members at large.  Don Layrisson, the only  male member so far, represents the town council.  Reservations for booths may be made by contacting any of the board members.  The market will feature handmade, homemade, homegrown and collected articles. It will be open all months of the year except Stepember, January and February.  Mrs. Richardson conceived the idea of formation of the club from observations of such in South Carolina. '  an estimated 20,000 persons for the traditional Easter Parade.  President Nixon and his family attended services at the Key Biscay ne Presbyterian Church near the Florida White House and heard the Rev. John A. Huffman Jr. preach:  “I don't like to talk about sin; but let's face it, it's a fact of our society and a fact in your life.  “We can sweep it under the rug and dismiss it and walk out of here into the sunshine, to the tennis court, to the yacht club and to the beach and say, ‘Well it was nice to have been in church on Easter.' Or you can walk out of here transformed. The time is perhaps for you to fish or cut bait."  Pope Paul VI, celebrating an open air mass before 250,000 in St. Peter's Square in Rome, appealed for peace in Indochina, the Middle East and especially Northern Ireland.  He said the conflict In Ulster, “contrary to the aspirations and will of the majority of the people themselves, is an affront not only to humanity but to the Christian ñame."  Dean reportedly has been named by former Nixon campaign aide Jeb Stuart Magruder as among those present at a meeting where bugging of the Democratic headquarters was planned.  Dean, presidential counsel, conducted the initial investigation Into the case, which waa followed by Nixon's statement that no White House aides were involve. Nixon said April 7, however, that he had learned of major new developments pointing to the truth in the caae.  “In a perhaps misguided concept In protecting the people around the Resident, he (Dean) has been caught up in questionable activities," a source close to Dean said Sunday.  The source said Dean’s April 19 comment that he would not be made a scapegoat was “a clear Indication that he is now going to help the President clear the White House staff of those that have besmirched the office of the presidency to the end that President Nixon will have better and .purer advlaers in the future."  LOS ANGELES (AP) -The gunman pointed to his latest victim and asked a horrified service station attendant who witnessed the killing: “Do you know if anyone wants some of that?"  An otherwise peaceful Easter Sunday in a predominantly black neighborhood was shattered by a man wielding a .20 guage shotgun. The 90-minute shooting rampage left six persons dead and ten wounded at eight locations, authorities said. '  “He walked in and asked for. Butch," recalled James  Morrow, 35, a coworker of Raleigh “Butch" Henderson, a service station attendant who was gunned down. “Butch turned around and he just started shooting."  A preliminary investigation indicated the shootings may have been “a planned sequence — something he thought out, or at any rate did in a kind of order of priorities," said Sheriff's Lt. Charles Elliott.  “At any rate, we believe he knew all or most of the people he killed."  Officers shot and wounded William Ray Bonner, 25. an  Services Held For Dr. Norval Garrett  unemployed service station attendant, during a shootout that followed a chase by sheriff's deputies. Bonner was booked for investigation of murder, officers Mid. He was reported in satisfactory condition at a local hospital with gunshot wounds In the leg.  Persons killed in the afternoon shooting spree included Bonner's grandmother, girlfriend and a 12-year-old girl, sheriffs deputies said.  Most of the wounded war*  Continued on tap 13  Southeast Louisiana Partly cloudy and mild through Tuesday with slight chance of showers tonight, becoming more likely Tuesday. Highest Tuesday in lc' ,, * r   HAMMOND - Funeral services were held this morning for Dr. R. Norval Garrett, retired dean of the division of applied sciences and former Head of the department of business administration at Southeastern Louisiana University. '  He died at 11:15 p.m.' Friday at Seventh Ward General Hospital. He was 69, a native of Kennard, Ind. arid a resident of Hammond.  Services were held at 10 a.mi lit the First United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Byrl Moreland with .burial in Greenlawn Mausoleum. Thomas Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Wilson Garrett; a daughter, Mrs. John Kopfler of Hammond; a son, Robert N. Garrett Jr. bf New Orleans; two sisters, Mrs. Glen Schwartzkops and Mrs.  John Byrd, both of Phoenix, Ariz. ahd four grandchildren.  ’ Dr. Garrett joined the faculty at Southeastern in 1930 when the college was a two-year institution. That same year he became coach of the college’s first football team. ’  He organized the Business Administration Department at Southeastern and was head of the department until 1967 when he was named Dean of the Division of Applied Sciences (later to become the School of Business). He remained as dean until 1969 when he retired from administrative duties but remained on the faculty until 1970 as professor of Business Administration.  1  He received his AB and Master of Science degrees from Ball State Teachers College and an Ed. D at Indiana University.  Dr. Garrett was a charter member and past president of  Dr. R. Norval Garrett  the Hammond Kiwanis Club; member of the Livingston Lodge No. 160, F&AM of Hammond; member of the Board of Stewards, lay reader and longtime teacher of the Men's Bible Class at the First United Methodist Church; member of the Louisiana Education Association; National Business Teachers Association, Louisiana Teachers Association, Phi Delta Kappa and Delta Sigma Pi. *  This 'Child Genius' Has Troubles With Schools  ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - At age 14, Greg Wellman is a freshman at the University of Michigan. But he cannot get a scholarship from the school.  University officials say scholarship funds are reserved for the disadvantaged-not gifted scholars. And Greg is the son of a Michigan State Police officer with a salary of (13^00 a year.  Greg, who in the 10th grade scored the top mark on an intelligence quotient (I.Q.) test, did get a 150 Regent award from the school to pay for books. But his parents had to get a 1500 loan for the rest of his expenses.  His father, Darrell Wellman, was out of work five months last year because of a heart attack.  “We had ... and still have ... extremely high medical bills because of the illness," said his wife, Maty Ann.  She said university officials cited federal regulations in turning down their scholarship request.  “We d like to be able to help more bright students," said Tom Butts, the university’s financial aid director. “But at a time of limited funds, you have to establish priorities.**'  Greg, a “bona fide child genius," had problem* in grade and high school, mainly with school official* who considered him abnormal and a school system that cultivates mediocrity, saya his Ann Arbor psychologist.  “Greg Is a child. prodigy In mathematics, the psychologist «aid. “I think it's a real tragedy a kid with an exceptional mind like this can’t get a scholarship at Michigan»* 11   The psychologist says Greg’s case Is an indictment not only of the university's current educational philoaophy but of the bulk of the U.S. educational system.  Gregg was tested in the third grade and promoted to the fifth grade, then the seventh. After being refused admiasion to a private school because the headmaster “thought he was stiff and Ul at ease," he returned to public school and was promoted to the 10th grade, the psychologist said.  :   ‘But he still presented a terrific problem for teachers because he would consume a typical 10th grade course in about 2 1  h weeks." the psychologist said. Greg took courses at a community college, getting straight A's, before going to the university, which had delayed a year before accepting him. *  The psychologist considers Greg extremely well adjusted.  ‘I've got a lot of friends In my neighborhood, and we go cycling and swimming together all the time," Greg said. “Pm really interested in classical music and read all the time. But that’s something I do at home."  His mother said: “You know, it*s funny, but when he was small, people used to say, ‘He’s so bright, you won't have to worry about poring his college bills, hell get a scholarship.*  “Uten he started school, and all the teachers started treating him like an oddball. One of his high school counselors told us, ‘Either make him normal or get him out of my hair.’"  Holiday Fun  PONCHATOULA - All dressed up in their Easter best and gone fiihing'-that's what Ivory and Lionell Davis are doing during the Easter holidays. They were "just nibbling' 1   toy Me* Mattes  when this shot was made. The two fishermen want to keep this fishing hole a secret, ‘‘because last weak I caught a whopper/ 1  said Ivory, Mum's the word, boy*.   

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