Florence Morning News, March 14, 1972

Florence Morning News

March 14, 1972

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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - March 14, 1972, Florence, South Carolina GOOD MORNING! It's Tuesday, March OUR 48th YEAR NO. 74 Only Daily Paper Published in Eastern South Carolina FLORENCE, S. C. DAILY 10% SUNDAY U. S., Chinese Ambassadors Meet in Paris CONFER IN PARIS After their first meeting in Paris Monday morning, U.S. Ambassador Arthur K. Watson and Chinese Ambassador Huang Chen pose for newsmen. An unidentified interpreter is shown in center. (AP) PAK1S (AP) Meeting over tea and cakes, fhe millionaire U.S. ambassador lo Paris and a veteran Chinese Communist w h o took part in Mao Tsetung's long march rc-eslablished- Cliinese-U.S. contacts Mon- day just 15 days sifter Presi- dent Nixon's trip to Peking. U.S. envoy Arlluir K. Watson met for 50 inimili's in the Chinese Embassy wilh Ambassador Huang Chen in the first of a series of sessions which will deal with travel and trade procedures mentioned in the com-, munique ending Nixon's visit. After the informal chat, Watson, wearing a dark, pin- triped suit with a blue corn- flower in the buttonhole, was soon lo the door of the elegant Chinese Kmbassy by Huang, clad in a gray Mao suil with a red emblem. Watson said he w a s rri-cived "very warmly and we bad a veiy friendly discussion" at a meeting "merely to get acquainted." Plans for the talks were an- nounced by the While House Friday, but few thought they would begin so quickly. Asked about the speed at which be set up the meeting, Watson told newsmen: "I was just obeying orders of the president of the United States to make early con- tacts, which I did." Despite the hurry-up, the U.S. Embassy attempted to keep a blackout on the meeting. A spokesman refused lo reveal it had been scheduled for Monday or even to admit it was in pro- gress after it had started. llelated Story, Page 16 It was the Chinese Kmbassy, which in the past has tended to keep even routine information to itself, that revealed the meeting. The embassy press office even put out orange juice, mineral water and Chinese cigarettes for news me n welcomed through wide open embassy doors. A press of- ficer, who spoke English, was on band to answer reporters' questions. There was none of the usual fanfare and massed security forces which usually surround important diplomatic encounters i n Paris. One policeman was on du- ty at the embassy, Huang, who showed a rare .smile as he walked.Watson to the door, did not com- ment on the atmosphere of the meeting as Watson did, saying in a formal state- ment through an in- terpreter: "following the joint Chinese-U.S. com- munique, both sides have agreed that Paris should be the channel to maintain con- tacts. These contacts have been started by this meeting today." Watson spoke with a small group of newsmen who had covered the conclusion of his meeting with Huang, and later repealed essentially the same thing at the U.S. Embassy for newsmen who who had not been present earlier. Government Approves Shipment Of TV Gear to Mainland China WASHINGTON (AP) The govcnimenl approved an export license Monday tc permit shipment of million en television equipment to mainland China. It was the first license approved since President Nixon's recent trip to China it; which Hie two countries agreed to liberalize trade The Commerce Department announced it had approved export licenses for shipment of at] earth station and television 'transmission equipment valued at ap- proximately The department declined In say officially what company was involved but sources said a license was approved for construction of an RCA station at Shanghai. On Jan. 27, before Nixon's trip, a tem- porary license was approved for shipment of RCA equipment. Now, sources said, UCA wants to establish a more permanent facili- l.ast year, the administration approved licenses for re-export of some items to China, bul Ihe KCA application apparently is the first direct export license approved since Nixon lifted an embargo on U.S.-China trade lasl year. Under government rules, the. Commerce Department must approve specific export "requests for goods destined for China 1C any sophisticated technology is involved. Approval of a license docs nol mean the equipment actually will be shipped, a decision lhal is left up lo the company. The United Stales also has liberalized its trade wilh the Soviet Union, approving a record amount of export licenses lasl year. The embargo on trade wilh China lasted for 20 years before lifted it last year. Nixon Plans 'Action Now1 Message on School Busing WASHINGTON (AP) The White House said Monday Pres- ident Nixon has decided on steps he will recommend in the busing controversy and will send Congress a special mes- sage calling for action now." Announcing Ibis, press secre- tary Ronald L. Ziegler said Nixon might send the document (o Congress by the end of the week but certainly "within the next 10 days or so." The chief executive, the spokesman reported, reached Actor and Son Make Surprise Appearance SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) Marlon Brando's young son, the object of a bitter custody fight, made a surprise appear- ance in court Monday with his actor father, four days after the boy was reported missing by his mother. A private investigator hired by Brando to-search for the boy, Christian, 13, testified that he found the youth hiding under a pile of clothes in a tent at a Baja California campsite occu- pied by eight adults. Jay J. Armes, who appeared with Brando and the latter's son before Superior Court Judge Laurence J. Ritlenband, said he spotted the campsite Friday while searching for Christian from a helicopter. He said the boy was un- harmed, bul wore only slacks and appeared lo have a cold when he met him on the ground. One adult at Die camp, James "Barry" Wooster, 30, told him Ihe boy's mother, ac- tress Anna Kashfi, had prom- ised to pay him for hid- ing the boy, Armes testified. Armes, of El Paso, Tex., said he was hired to search for young Christian after Miss Kashfi, 37, took the youth last Feb. 25 from a private school in Ojai, Calif., near Santa Bar- bara. Second Child For Thurmonds WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Strom Thurmond, R- S. C., told his Washington staff Monday he and his wife, Nancy, are expecting their second child next October. The 69 year old senator said Mrs. Thurmond's doc- tors told her the baby can be expected Oct. 21. The Thurmond's first child, Nancy Moo re Thur mond, was born last March 30. Mrs. Thurmond is 25, Miss Kashfi, who divorced the 47-year-old actor in 1959, was not present at the morning session, but was expected to testify later. The couple now shares custo- dy of the boy. Monday's hear- ing was on Brando's petition to be granted sole custody. basic policy decisions during a weekend of study at bis Camp David lodge near Thurmont, Md. "There is still a good deal of work to be done now." said Ziegler suggesting that broad presidential directives must be put down on paper in concrete terms for distribution to the Senate and House. Sneaking of Nixon, Ziegler said, "He's looking for action to deal with a problem." Adding thai there has been much talk nationally of ways to deal with the subject of busing children lo achieve racial bal- ance in schools, the press sec- retary said Nixon wants "ac- aclion now." BRANDO TAKES SON TO COURT Actor Marlon Brando and his son. Christian, 13. walk to a court- room in Santa Monica. Cal., Monday for a resump- Jion of a hearing on whether Brando or his ex-wife, actress Anna Kashfi, should have custody of the boy. A private detective testified Monday he found the boy hiding under some clothes in a camp in Baja. California after Miss Kashfi had reported Christian missing. The detective quoted an adult at the camp, as saying-he had been promised by Miss Kashii to hide the boy. (AP) y Bombing Suspect Nabbed Man Arraigned In Plane Case NEW YORK (AP) The FBI arrested a man using the alias "Frank Frnils" Monday as he tried to flee after collec- ting from Pan Ameri- can World Airways extorted un- der the threat of bombing ils planes and other facilities. The man, who authorities said is really named Billy Owen Williams, was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Gerard I.. Goetlel on charges of ob- struding commerce by ex- torlion, including threat of vio- lence to people and property, in leleplione calls ami letters to Najeeb Halaby, chairman of Pan Am. Williams, 45, was ordered held in SlOO.OOfl bail after Goet- lel said he felt there was rea- son to believe Williams was ''not merely a dreamer launch- ing onto Ihe current fad" for Ihrealcning airlines with bomb- ing. The complaint said Williams started making his threats last Dec. 20, later by letter, and again by telephone lo Halaby at his home Ken. 11. That time the FBI was listening in. In the meantime, an FBI agent said, coded notices wore run for three consecutive days in the New York Daily News in- dicating Pan Am "would go along with the scheme." The meeting, outside the Commodore hotel on East 42nd Street, was set up in phone calls to Halaby Saturday and Sunday.- The KB! said Williams ap- proached an agent who carried a while suitcase labelled "Frank as demanded in the phone calls, grabbed it and tried to run away. The FBI said the was in the suitcase. Williams was then placed un- der arrest. Assistant U.S. Attorney James Schreiber said the gov- ernment did not have proof that Williams, an escapee' seven years ago from a mental in- stitution near Tallahassee, Fla., had the intention of carrying out those threats. But, he said, "it would be dangerous were we to speculate whether he would carry it out. The interest of law enforcement is served by catching people who threaten the airlines." Record Vote Seen In Florida's Race Busing Decision Closely Watched By WALTER R. MEAHS AP Political Writer MIAMI, Kla. (AP) A corps of Democratic candidates Inisllnrl through campaign sprints Monday, chorusing, criticism of Gov. George C. Wallace on the eve of a Florida presidential primary expected to draw a record turnout of voters to unscramble an li-way race. Who wins may be less significant in national political impact than the order of finish, and margins, of the losers. TRIES OUT ITALIAN RACING Sen. Henry "Scoop" Jackson sits on an Italian racing cycle at Miami's old Tamiami airport where bicycle races are held monthly on the unused runways. Jackson was to race some other candidates but they did not attend so Jackson rode another type of bicycle and talked to fans attending. (AP) Alabama's Wallace ran through bis iilany of campaign themes in Orlando, hammering on at his opposition to school busing, his call for law and or- der and a strong national de- fense. "Not one of the other candi- dates stands a chance of beat- ing George Wallace except Hu- bert Hubert H. Humphrey, the senator from Minnesota, told 300 Jacksonville longshoremen. Humphrey said Wallace is never going to be Ihe Demo- cratic nominee for (he While House. "If you vote for a candi- date you know can't win, then you have wasted your he said. "I find it hard to believe in FAKE AUTOBIOGRAPHY Author and HisWife Plead Guilty in N.Y. Congressional Redistricting Given Approval COMJMfJfA Carolina was notified Monday of Justice department approval of ils Comgressional redistrict- ing by the 1970 census. The office of Atty. Gen. Dan- iel K. McLcod said it had been advised by the department that the plan complies wilh the 1965 Voting Rights Act. This means, a spokesman said, that it meets demands of the Supreme Court's one man, one vote dictum. The redistricting moved Al- lendalc and Clarendon counties from the 1st District, pulling Allendale in the 2nd and Cla- rendon in fhe 6th, and moved county from to the 5th, YORK (AP) Author Clifford Irving and his wife Kd- ilh pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy and grand larceny charges for selling a fake auto- biography of Howard Hughes, and Irving was reported to be writing a bonk about the hoax lo repay McGraw-Hill Inc. some of the money it lost. Other charges against the' Irvings'were dropped. They could each get a total of 13 years in prison and 000 in fines on the federal con- spiracy and slate conspiracy and grand larceny counts which Ihey admitted. haggard ami nervous, was asked by Judge John M. Can- nella what he had done. "It was that I conspired to convince McGraw-Hill that I was in communication with Howard Hughes, when, in fact, I was Irving replied. Mrs. Irving, 36, speaking rap- idly and with a German accent, admitted she had "put the mon- ey in and out" of banks under false names. As they left, Irving declined to comment lo newsmen. His wife said only that both their small sons have colds. Winthrop College Showdown Looms A showdown appears likely stale charges which could bring him up to eight years in prison and a fine. He had been named but not a codefendant in the federal case. All three remained free on The federal and i stale in- interviews, in which frving and Suskind interviewed each other, forged documents and engaged in other schemes to defraud McGraw-Hill. INDEX Winthrop College. See Page 5. classified Comics Your stocks shifting into the Deaths profit column? See Sylvia Por-. ter's report. Page 14. Doctor Editorials U. S. and Chinese envoys met in Paris to maintain the contact Markets started by the Nixon-Peking Sports sit. See Page 16. Women 11 15 111 14 9 3 my heart the voters of Florida are going to vote for a wbrnout demagogue like George Wal- said Sen. Edmund S. Muskie of Maine, campaigning among senior citizens in Or- lando, and door to door in St. Petersburg and Miami. "He is not going to be the Democratic nominee or the next president because he's not the kind of a man who ought to be president of the United said Muskie, battling to stay ahead of his national ri- vals in Florida after his less than majority victory in the New Hampshire primary last Tuesday. In Tampa, Sen. Henry M. Jackson of Washington claimed he has passed Muskie in the candidate standings. "We're close to Humphrey, and I may have passed him, said Jackson. "It's an open question on Wallace." Jackson, like Wallace, has campaigned in Florida as a foe of compulsory busing. "Busing is not the only is- he said. "Tell me .where Humphrey and Muskie stand on anmesty? And Humphrey says he's for defense, but says we must disarm This non- sense." Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota and Mayor John V. Lindsay of New York battled to outdo each other Tuesday, with the top finisher in their contest sure to claim the show- ing made him the ranking cart- didaleoftheparty'sliberalwing. Rep. Shirley Chisholm of New York was winding up her cam- paign, too. Lindsay, in Miami, accused M u s k i e Humphrey and McGovern of compromise on 1 school busing and said "to com- promise with George Wallace" does not offer the voters an al- tcrnative to President Nixon. The rest of the Democratic ballot listed absentee entries: Sen. Vance Harlke of Indiana, who stopped campaigning after he managed to muster only three per cent of the New Hampshire vote; Mayor Sam Yorty of Los Angeles, Rep. Wil- bur D. Mills of Arkansas and former Sen. Eugene J, McCarthy of Minnesota. WEATHER Cloudy and warm wilh chance o( showers today. Partly cloudy, not as warm tonight and Wednesday. High near 80; low 41-year-old novelist, The busing issue loomed over the field. It was dominant through the campaign, and on the ballot as a 12th entry Tues- day- ;