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Nevada Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - March 16, 1973, Reno, Nevada RENO EVENING GAZETTE NINETY-SEVENTH YEAR, No. 303 RENO, NEVADA, FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 1973 PHONE (702) 323-3161 15 CENTS 'If he catch you, he'll beat you and bring you back' Slave labor camp for migrant workers alleged in Florida HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) "If he catch you, he'll beat you and bring you migrant worker Charles Bryant said of what happened to anyone who tried to escape the work gang of his boss. Bryant, 41, one of 27 workers freed by police Thursday from what was described as a slave labor camp, said his boss "had an order that you couldn't go anywhere." Joe Williams, 55, told police a Senate avoids Nixon power court test WASHINGTON (AP) Sen- ate Judiciary Committee mem- bers are showing no disposition to -take President Nixon to court for refusing to let his offi- cial lawyer testify on the nomi- nation of L. Patrick Gray HI to be FBI director. OTHER ACTIONS "The committee has other ac- tion it can said Sen. Sam J. Ervin Jr., a member of the panel. He said, for example, that the committee could simply tell Nixon it would not act on Gray's nomination unless White House Counsel John W. Dean III appears for questioning. Nixon said Thursday he does not believe the committee would hold Gray but the-members appear closely di- vided. The issue may come to a vote next week. COMMITTEE ATTEMPT Ervin not only is a Judiciary Committee member but chair- man of a committee'created by the Senate to investigate the Watergate bugging and other alleged political espionage and sabotage in last year's presi- dential election. All indications are that if an attempt is made' to compel Dean's testimony, it will be done by Ervin's committee in the Watergate investigation, rather than by the Judiciary Committee in its consideration of Gray's nomination. "If we are going to have this, confrontation, I'd rather face it with the select Er- vin said. Other senators also said Ervin's committee would be the preferred battleground. At a news conference Thursday, Nixon said hes would not allow Dean to testify at any congressional hearing and in- vited a Supreme Court test of his stand on executive privi- lege. "H the Senate feels they want a court test, we would welcome he said. V f Dollar flow to be smoothed Monetary crisis agreement made PARIS (AP) The United States and 13 important trading nations agreed today on ways to end the monetary crisis and get an orderly system of ex- changing then: currencies. CLOSE CONSULTATION They said that each nation will be ready to go into the market in dose consultation .with the others to trade one currency against another. George P. Shultz, secretary of the Treasury, agreed on be- half of the United States to re- view measures that might make it easier for capital to flow into the United States. He .also said the United States would look into action that Fuel supply plan proposed WASHINGTON (AP) A 10- year plan to increase the na- tion's fuel supplies and give private industry a bigger stake in solving the energy crisis was proposed today by Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash. Jackson will introduce Mon- day a bill calling for ex- penditure of billion in feder- al funds by 1983 in a broad- based plan to create -five gov- ernment-industry corporations for shale-oil production, coal gasification and other energy systems. would encourage the billion now deposited abroad to flow back to the United States "as market conditions EURODOLLARS These funds are American dollars deposited abroad and are known as Eurodollars. One way to bring some of them back would be to raise interest rates hi the United States. The decisions were an- nounced after discussions by Shultz and a group of Western finance ministers and gover- nors of central banks. The final statement explained that the U.S. promise to free the flow of dollars from the United States by the end of 1974 was intended to go along with a strong improvement in the U.S. balance ot payments now in heavy deficit. EXACT WORDING The agreement said: "Any steps taken during the interim period toward the eli- mination of these controls would take due account of ex- change market conditions and balance of payments trends." Europeans have expressed fears that unlimited flows of dollars out of the United States would bring important chunks of foreign industry into Ameri- can hands. The ministers said it was im- portant to do something to hold down the flow of hot money across frontiers. fellow laborer who tried to es- cape was oeaten until "he just held his head and cried like a baby." Police reported that many of the migrants at the camp near here said Joe L. Brown and Lafayette Matthew held the traveling work crew by force, threats and indebtedness for as long as four years. A Dade County sheriff's de- tective said the workers "were being held against their will and were being held as slaves." Brown, 35, and Matthew, 27, were charged with false impris- onment and conspiracy to com- mit a felony. Fred Diaz of the county Mi- grant Health Clinic, said the Lighting up Reno Police Officer Bud Morin really isn't making an emaciated department guest feel at home. The skeleton was taken by Sparks police from a stolen car occupied by three teen- agers. Reno police juvenile officers said the skeleton and two fire extinguishers were taken from Reno High School. (Gazette Photo by Phil Barber) U.S. ambassador denies Panama a guerrilla factory PANAMA (AP) U.S. Am- bassador John Scali took a re- laxed attitude Thursday night toward criticism, of the United States his'Panamian hosts, but .lashed back at a Cuban at- tack during the special U.N. Se- curity Council meeting being held" in Panama. Foreign Minister Raul Roa of Cuba told the council the United States aspires to maintain "Green Beret factories" in the Panama Canal Zone. He char- acterized the United States as a nation with "clawing and per- fidious appetites" around the world. "The highest aspiration of the Panamanian people was always that of a "-canal for humanity and not for- an acquatic mono- poly, a canal flanked by ship- yards and factories, not by mil- itary base's and Green Beret Roa declared. Chuckle Sign in the window of a delicatessen: "Having an af- 11-cater it." Using his right of reply, Scali, in his debut before the council, called the Cuban "a self appointed spokesman of a people whose condition must arouse pity in us all. "His accusations are so wild and reckless that they are un- worthy of President Nixon's new chief delegate to the U.N. said. Scali's remarks were in marked contrast to his com- ments to newsmen on the wel- coming speech earlier by Pan- ama's strongman, Brig. Gen. Omar Torrijos. 'Or else flood the streets with policemen1 men were in generally poor health. "There is a suspicion of tuberculosis with some, others have slight pneumonia, liver disorders, heart conditions. Most are malnourished. Some have bloody he said. Police said they went to the camp to investigate an un- related assault and told the workers to stay around because they would be needed as wit- nesses. Sparks plans bond election By BOB FELTEN Sparks city councilmen have trimmed a proposed city bond issue and set a special election on three items including pur- chase of property for a recre- ational flood control develop- ment northwest of the city, City Manager John Brooke said to- day. The council has met in com- mittee twice this week and dis- cussed a proposed bond issue which originally contained 13 items and totaled about mil- lion. Several of the proposals now will apparently be funded in a more conventional manner while the council may authorize a bond issue for some other projects. The council can authorize bond issues by unanimous vote. The three items scheduled for a special election, which will cost to all Con- cern recreation. A proposal to purchase the Capurro-Gault property in the northwest of the city for a rec- reational-flood control complex will foe one issue on the election ballot, It was controversy over 4his, land purchase which spawned the' election. Several councilmen objected to author- izing funds for its p u r c h a s e without, a vote of the people. Brooke said today He expects a decision from the Capurro family before March 26 as to whether the offer to the city will be held in abeyance pending the special election. The Capurros have offered the property to the city for 000 for about 370 acres, but say there are several other "more lucrative offers" on the land. A second item on the bond election ballot will be for a proposed community cen- ter and sports complex. The community center for recreation purposes has been recom- nended by a study presented to the city last year. Cost is estimated at The sports complex has been sought by several citizens' groups. Estimated cost is about The third item suggested for the election involves city pur- chase of land for open space and neighborhood parks. Esti- mated cost is A northwest area sewer inter- ceptor which may eventually serve residential areas near the proposed recreation .develop- ment may be funded out of money available "in the-Sewer Utility Fund from sewer jcoti- nection fees, Brooke said. Estimated cost of thia project is and Brooke said it may serve as an incentive for the Capurro family to hold the land offer open.' A allocation for repair (Turn to page 2, col. 6) U.S. violations claimed by Hanoi SAIGON (AP) The Com- munists countercharged today that the United States is ship- ping war material into South Vietnam without its undergoing the inspection required by the cease-fire agreement. (See pages 2, 22 for related Vietnam POW stories.) The Viet Cong asked for an explanation, and the U.S. dele- gation said it was preparing a reply. TRA WRITES Lt. Gen. Tran Van Tra, chief of the Viet Cong delegation to the Joint Military Commission, made the accusation in a letter to the senior U.S. representa- tive, Maj. Gen. Gilbert H. Woodward. President Nixon on Thursday accused North Vietnam of ma- jor shipments of troops and war materials into South Viet- nam in violation of the cease- fire and implied that the United States might resume bombing of such traffic if it did not stop. ARTICLE SEVEN Phani Duong Hien, a Saigon government spokesman, said today that these shipments also were endangering the Saigon- Viet Cong political negotiations scheduled to open in Paris Monday. Tra wrote Woodward that "according to many foreign sources, the United States has recently introduced on many occasions armaments, tions and war material into South Vietnam. The military delegation of the Provisional Revolutionary Government con- siders this a violation of Article 7 of the agreement and Article 7 of the protocol." Index Reno police leaders defend helicopter patrol plan By PHIL BARBER The purpose of a helicopter patrol over Reno would be to reduce the crime rate, Capt. Don McKillip said today. "That's what we're here he added, either you can flood the streets with policemen or do it with a proven Hie city council, still is con- sidering a police request to in- stitute patrol by two small helicopters. A vote Tuesday was split. McKillip, who is coordinating LWSFAFLRI a possible helicopter program, and Chief James Parker told the Gazette helicopters have proven effective in every com- munity where they've been tried. Parker was a captain at the Newport Beach, Calif. Police Department, which also has helicopters. Parker and McKillip said there are now more than 400 police helicopters in use in the United States. The average crime rate drop has been be- tween 6 and 8 per cent, they said. 'They maintain present patrol copters are quiet, safe, fast and effective. SAFER THAN CAR "Statistics show a policeman is 10 times safer in a helicopter than in a Parker said. McKillip added, "A p o 1 i c e helicopter accident has never hurt a private citizen or dam- aged personal properly." Police say the addition of two helicopters to'the-Reno Police Department would require the hiring of no extra personnel to operate them. Officers would be transferred from other duties. The council not doubt their effectiveness, Parka' said. They just don't know whether to spend the money, FEDERAL AID Police are asking for toward the purchase of two cop- ters, for equipment and additional.money for operation. They have federal money available toward the program. In his request for federal funds, McKillip summarized project "Skynight "Project Skynight Reno is de- signed to lower the incidence of crime in Reno and the sur- rounding areas through the co- ordinated use of helicopters as patrol and response vehicles. "Despite a relatively static population figure between 1966 and 1971, the incidence of Part I crime in Reno has risen 50 per cent. "During the same period, the Reno police budget rose 57 per cent with a like manpower in- crease. In 1972 alone, Part I crime increased 18 per cent with robbery increasing 29 per cent and burglary up 46 per cent. UNABLE TO COPE "Standard police methods have obviously been unable to cope with this crime increase. In light of the favorable exper- ience other cities have had with helicopter patrol, it is reason- able to expect that Skynight (Turn to page 2, col. 7) 4 Sections 52 Pages SECTION ONE Editorials ....................4 Family living 10-13 SECTION TWO Local, regional news 15 Sports 16-20 The doctor 21 SECTION THREE Amusements 26 Ann Landers 36 Classified ads 2fr35 Comics 36 Crossword puzzle 31 Deaths 25 Earl Wilson 36 Markets 25 Public notices 27 Sylvia Porter 23 Television log 36 Weather table 25 Win at bridge 36 SECTION POUR Entertainment 16 pages RENO EVENING GAZETTE A Newspaper, member or Associated Press. Second Class paid it Nevada. Published week- by Rene Newspapers. Inc., Sox 210, 401 W. 2nd St., Ntv. WSW, telephone 702-323-3141 SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Carrier delivery In Reno, Sparks and Carson City, S3 month, tor delivery outside Inese areas and by adult motor route, month. By mail In Nevada. S3) a year; other domestic points, a year, other rates on request. Weather Reno, Sierra-Taboe: Chance of rain or snow is the Jfioumains tonight decreasing Saturday. Windy. Cooler Satvday. Weath- er table on Page 25. r
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