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   Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - November 26, 1974, Florence, South Carolina                             GOODMORNING! It's OUR51ST.YEAR FLORENCE, S. C. DAILY 10', SUNDAY 25' World FEA Nominee Selected WASHINGTON' (AP) President Ford announced selec- tion Monday of Frank G. Zarb to head the Federal Energy Ad- strengthening influence over Ihe admin- istration's energy policy. Xarb. an associate director of the Office of Management and Budget, doubles as e.xcculivedirectorof the cabinet-level F.nergy Resources Council, advising the President on energy policy. A White House spokesman said Zarb would keep his council post while taking command of FEA. His appointment re- quires Senaleconfinrialipti. Connolly Trial Slated WASHINGTON' (API U.S. District Court Judge George 1.. Mart Jr.. Monday ordered former Go'v. John B.'Connallylo to trial here March 19 on charges of accepting a bribe inn milk fund case. But the judge severed brjbery charges from other accusations in.a five-count federal indictment against the for- mer Texas governor and former secretary of the Treasury. The second trial would deal with accusations that Connally conspired to obstruct justice and committed perjury before a federal grand jury that investigated the case. The judge rejected picas from Connally.'s. chief defense lawyer.'Fdward licnnett Williams, that the trial be shifted, preferably to San Antonio, as a matter of convenience to the Texas witnesses and to escape what tie said has been a saturation of publicity about his case and other Watergate-related trials. Hijackers Surrender TUNIS..Tunisia (APi Denied asylum by the Arab world, four Palestinians ended their three-day siege of a British jel- liner Monday and surrendered to Tunisian authorities. West Germ'any said it may ask extradition of the hijackers for the murder of a German hostage. The four gimmen walked oul with three crewmen, the last of Jtt hostages, and seven ransomed Arab guerrillas after the T.u n i s i a n- government, announced it would grant them asylum.. Hut immediately after their surrender Foreign Minister Ilabib Chatli denied any binding agreement. Chatti said his government had 'verbally accepted" the hi- jackers' condition -that they not b'e turned over to (He Palestine Liberation Organization. The four are members of a splinter guerrilla group. Thc.PUO. which along with virtually all oilier Arab govern- ments condemned the hijacking, vowed to make the four. "boar.the responsibility and pay" for the attack. Miners To Vote WASHINGTON lAPl Regional leaders of the United .Mine-Workers were summoned from the coal fields Monday for a crucial vote on an improved.contract offer that coulc speed an end tothe miners strike, now two weeks old. The.new contract package, containing a falter wage offer from the coal operators.-will.be submitted Tuesday to th( UMW'sSB-memberbargainingcouncil. Approval by the council, which balked at the last Coffer', is- needed before the paol can be put to a ratification voteby the union's 120.000 striking members. In (he meantime. officials said the eigjil-tc-10-day ratification process may be shortened so the'mines can be reopened early ne.xl month, provided Iheconlractwinsacceptance. Nixon Examined LONG BKACfl. Calif. (APi physicians, appointed by a court to determine if former President Richard M.N'i.xon is physically fit to testify at the Watergate covernp trial, spent two hours inside .Nixon's walled, seaside estate in San Clemente on Monday. I lowevcr. the doctors drove out the gates of the villa with- out slopping to lalk with reporters: and there was no word on whether they had examined the former president or deter-, mined whether he was able to testify at the (rial of five former aides. Gets Second Heart CAPF. TOWN. Soulh Africa (AP) Dr. Christiaan Barnard implanted a second heart in the chest of a 58-year-old man Monday loease the burden on the man's own diseased heart. The unidentified man was reported in satisfactory con- dition with both hearts boating together. It was the first implant of a new heart without removing the old heart. The old hear! fakes care of as much as it can. What it can't handle is taken care of by the new heart." Barnard said after Ihe five-hour operation at GrooloSchuur Hospital. The new heart came from a 10-year-old girl killed in an ac- cident on Sunday. A hospital spokesman said that after the child was clinically dead her heart was kept beating arti- ficially inside Ihe body until Barnard's heart team was ready to begin its lllh transplant. Barnard performed Ihe world's first heart traasplanton Dec. 3.1967. Riots Enter Talks WASHINGTON' (AP) Critics of Nelson A. Rockefeller's conduct as governor of New York, testifying Monday before the House Judiciary Committee, focused on (he Attica prison uprising and New York's legalisation of Rockefeller did not attend the committee hearing on his nomination to become vice president. He was in New York where his wife. Happy, underwent a second cancer operation Monday. Only five weeks after her left breast was'removed sh< re-entered a New York hospital for removal of her right breast. The 2'A-houroperation was completed at 1! a.m. Rockefeller spent two days testifying before the committee last week, and it is now liearing from private groups and indi- viduals, most of them opposed to his nomination. Prime Minister Of Japan Quits A KISS TO KEEP A baby Uganda giraffe plants an unforgettable kiss on April Mehher at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. The giraffe, a 130-pound female named Kawadi Mroto or "Gift Child" in Swahili, was born Nov. 15. (AP) TOKYO (AP) Prime Min- ister KakueiTanaka. beset by a soaring inflation rate and charges he misused his power for personal .gain, announced Tuesday that he will resign. successor was named im- mediately and it was not known when Tanaka would leave of- .ficc. v Standard practice is for the president of the ruling.party to be prime minister, but factional strife within lire ruling Liberal Democratic party caused dis- agreement over how to choose a replacement and the process was expected to take several days. Tanaka, 56, summoned three executives of his ruling Liberal Democratic party to his home Tuesday and told them of his decision to resign. He handed them a letter addressed to the party explaining his move. Tanaka. one of tbe most pop- ular prime ministers when he took office in July 1972. said he held himself responsible for current discord within the Liberal Democratic ranks. His resignation had been ex- Third JJ.N. Sec.-General Thant of Burma Dies NF.W YORK a Buddhist schoolmaster from Burma who served for a decade of the United Nations, died Monday of cancer; He was 65. A spokesman at Ihe Harkness of Columbia Presby- 1 lenan Medical Center said Thant entered the Ikispital Nov. 21 and died Monday at p.m. Thant underwent surgery at [he hospital on Nov. 11. 1973. for cancer of .ihc larynx. The surgery was'.said to be for a benign facial tumor. But after entering the hospi- tal this'month he'suffered com- plications: includ.ing pneu- monia, sourcessaid. His health was good most of the time he was secretary-gen- eral, but he had minor rectal surgery in July I9S9 and again' in November 1971. He i.s survived by his widow, a daughter arid four grand- children.- Funeral arrangement were pending. Thant. who served two five- year terms as secretary-gener- al, retired on Dec. 31. 1971. and bad been working on his mem- oirs in Harrison. N.Y. Thant became the third man to lead Ihe world body on Nov. 3. following Trygve Lie of N o r w a y and Dag flammar- skj old of .Sweden. During his reign he grappjed wilh numerous world crises. in- Deluding wars in Indochina, the CoVigtrand the1 Middle-East: He listed among his successes the appearance of Pope Paul VI at (he U.N. in 1965. He also helped end the Soviet-American mis- sile crisis in 1962 and pushed for the seating pf.Mainlanri China, which was approved in 1971. President Ford expressed great sorrow at Ihe death of Thant. 'calling him "above all .a man of Ford said Thant's "dis- tinguished leadership in the world a decade won him wide respect and the gratitude of. all who cherish world peace." 1 "U'Thanl's loyalty was not lo any one power or ethnic bloc, but to humanity, and it is-in this same universal spirit that all men will mourn his passing." Ford said. name was pronoun- ced "oo the "u" meaning "uncle" or "misler" in Burmese. For nearly all his 10 years in office, Thant wrestled with the, problem of China's represenla- lion and considered the im- passe a personal failure. Then near the end of his second term, the Ocneral Assembly voted on (Sec CAMCKIl, Page 8A) pected. Pressure for the move had been building since a repu- table magazine published charges Oct. 10 that he had amassed a huge fortune by us- ing his office and dubious meth- ods. The article prompted deman- ds within his own party and four major opposition partiesthat he step down. Japanese prime ministers .have resigned in the past be-- cause of scandals involving .members of their cabinets, but Tanaka was the first brought down by allegations of personal involvement. Resignations of two impor- tant party leaders last July- critically weakened Tanaka's political position. Their.public and private campaign against the premier played a large role in his downfall. Takeo Fukuda. former finan- ce minister and Tanaka's unsuccessful rival for the pre- miership in 1372, and Takeo Miki, former vice premier, called for party reform and openly criticized the premier's so-called "big money politics." Tanaka's popularity dropped to 17 per cent this month after the ned-politician refrained from fully answering questions raised in the magazine story about his personal wealth. The investigative article in (he Bungei Shunju magazine al- ...leged Tanaka made a fortune -from questionable land and bu- siness deals. H also claimed Kenji Osano. a wealthy entrepreneur who owns hotels in California and Hawaii, worked with Tanaka to raise large sums of money and in return received special favors which facilitated his pucbaseof hotels overseas He has also been criticized for failing to stop Japan's inflation, currently advancing at a 20 per cent annual rate. The son of poor farmers. Tanaka's humble origins-and earthy mannerisms secured him considerable public sup- port. Hospital Contracts With Architect The McLeod Hospital Board of i Trustees have signed an archi- ;.lectural firm to begin plans lor the new regional hospital. Page 3A. The Florence County delega- Iron has heard complaints on the handling of ballots in the Nov. 5 General Election. Page 1B. Mike Hargrove of the Texas Rangers has been named the American League'Rookie of the Year. Page 6A. INDEX Classifieds 2B Comics Deaths Editorials Markets Sports State-Area Theaters Women 5B 2A 4A 6B 6A 1B 3A 5A WEATHER Sunny and cool. Highs, mid 50s; lows, lower 30s. Details, Page 3A. U.S. Auto Sales Continue Down DETROIT (AP) U.S: auto sales continued to nosedive in mid-November as the nation's car makers posted their second worst performance for the peri' odin 14 years. Company figures released Monday showed a sharp 34.7 per tent decline from Nov. 11-20. 1973. Henry Ford II. chairman of Ford Motor Co.. predicted the worst was-yet to come. "I don't see any sign of it (the auto market! getting tetter." he said at-an impromptu news conference Monday. "We've got a period we've got to live through, but it can get worse. I don't think it's bottomed out yet. "This country's in a reces- sion, and we're in trouble." the auto maker said. think (he leadership in Washington has to lake some substantive stands. I think the "problem is that there's no con-" sumer confidence. Ford, ihc only top auto exec- utive to favor a gasoline lax in- crease, said revenues from the .added levy are needed to help pay for extended unemploy- ment benefits. All four manufacturers ill- ready announced major plant and worker layoffs last week in'anticipation of the lat- est sales drop in the year-long slump. New model deliveries in the latest period totaled comparer! with 258.818 a year (SccAlTO, I'ageSAl Farm Food Up FORMER U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL U Thanl.Died Monday in New York Heart of London Bombed LONDON (API Terrorist Scotland Yard said 20 people bombers struck at the heart of were injured by explosions of London on Monday as Britain's three bombs planted in side- Labor government sought em- walk mailboxes one at Pic- ergency power to ban the Irish Republican Army. (See LONDON, Page 8A) RyDON'KKMMLL AP Farm Writer WASHINGTON (APi retail cost of a year's supply of farm produced groceries rose S4 in October'to another record high, according to figures released Monday by the Agriculture Department. However, the figures also showed that the increase would have been greater if middle- men had not trimmed their margins for some food items. Last month, officials said, a food market- basket cost an annual rale of SI .779 for a theo- relfcal household, up from in Septem- ber. Although the fanner's share rose S7 during Ihe month, the middleman portion declined from September. Officials said middlemen received less last month for beef.-pork, poultry, fresh fruits and vegetables, but more for most other items, particularly for eggs and oil seed products. The middleman's easier grip oh Ihe con- sumer food dollar last month has been the ex- ception, not the rule. Since October the figures showed, the basket's annual cost rate climbed with larger middleman shares (SecFAHM.I'aReSAl There Are Still Reasons To Be Thankful Hy The Associated Press The dollar is shrinking. Unem- ployment is rising. Millions of people are threatened by starvation. What is there to be thankful for? Peace. Health. Opportunity. Freedom. These are some of Ihe things that some prominent Americans from different walks of life said they were grateful for as Thanksgiving approached. The Associated Press asked people in the arts, business, science, labor and several other fields what they found to be optimistic about in a time of general economic gloom. Here are some of their answers: James J. N'eedham. president of Ihe New York Stock Exchange: "Of greatest importance, we can be thankful that our nation remains at peace. And while recognizing the problems created by inflation and recession, we should be thankful that more Amercans than ever before have jobs We can be thankful, too, that shortages of many basic materials that, we experienced a year ago have largely been overcome. Beverly Sills, opera star who recently underwent successful surgery for a pelvic malignancy: "What am 1 thankful for this Thanksgiving? That I'm alive with my family and that we're all in good health; that I'm working suc- cessfully in the field I always dreamed of being in ant! enjoying every minute of it." Rogers C. B. Morton, secretary of the interior: "I am thankful that wilh action to curb waste our country still has more than enough energy resources to bridge Ihe gap until we can develop effective new forms of energy... And lam thank- ful that the American people, once they understand a situation, have always shown the spirit and ingenuity to do what must be done.'' Quincy Collins, a former prisoner of vvar in North Vietnam who unsuc- cessfolly ran for Congress in Ihe November elections: "How thankful lam for freedom. Howthankful I am for the opportunities America provides." Jerry Wurf. president of Ihe American Federation of Stale. Coun- ty and Municipal Employes: "These are indeed difficult times, but we have seen worse, and if our elected officials can respond to (heclear-cut demand by the American people as expressed in the recent elections for a new sense of direction and purpose (o end the inequities, we can make it. We can Ix thankful for the spirit and good sense on the part of the elec- torate. Betty Friedan. founder of the National Organization for Women: "Women can be thankful that ai last everyone's consciousness is really changing. We are taking ourselves seriously and are being taken se- riously, We have broken through on so many fronts and our voice is finally being heard politically I think women must join now with all concerned people to seek the new thinking and courage that is required in a national crisis." Frederic Ness, president of Ihe Association of American Colleges: "We are thankful for what seems lo Iw a growing sympathy and under- standing on Ihe part of Ihe public lo the mission and goals of" higher education We are certainly grateful for the increasing support we are getting. And weare thank- ful for the very strong evidence of a new seriousness of purpose among students." Dr. deorge Rosemond, professor of surgery at Temple University and president of the American Cancer Society, cited the establishment of a network of detection clinics for breast cancer. "Initial results have been very promising at the clinics with 77 per cent of all cancers detec- ted in a stage before there is any lymph node involvement and therefore enhancing the cure rate." Wendy Palmer, Manhattan housewife: "Turkey is actually 15 cents a pound cheaper this year. And I managed to buy five pounds of sugar just before the lalesl price increase."   

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