Brownsville Herald, July 7, 1975

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July 07, 1975

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Brownsville Herald (Newspaper) - July 7, 1975, Brownsville, Texas “The world we teek it a world hated upon integrity and founded upon truth.” -E. Merrill Root he Hronmsmllc Ifrrolb WEATHER Partly Cloudy, Hot>, Through Tuesday Mid 90s, Mid 70s ii cs 12. Ll Born On The Fourth Of 1892 VOL. 83-NO. 3 Copyright 1975, Freedom Newspapers BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS MONDAY, JULY 7,1975 (12 PAGES); Daily 15c-Sunday 35c Ford Planning On Announcing His Candidacy By HELEN THOMAS UPI White House Reporter WASHINGTON (UPI) - President Ford plans to formally announce his 1976 candidacy in the next few days, according to aides. The only remaining question is how and where he will do it. The announcement plans were being made today as Ford prepared to meet six governors on the subject of distributing federal highway trust funds. The meeting coincided with a presidential message to Congress proposing a shift in the distribution system. Ford, the appointed vice president who rose to the presidency nearly a year ago on the resignation of Richard Nixon, has indicated by organizing a campaign committee and filing with the Federal Elections Commission that he intends to run for a full term. But he has repeatedly stopped short of an official declaration. Several White House officials said Ford probably would make the announcement before leaving Friday on a three-day swing through Michigan and Chicago. There were indications it might even happen as early as Tuesday. One aide said the President has received some suggestions he declare his candidacy in a nationally televised address. But he predicted Ford more likely would take “a low key approach” in view of the advance publicity. Another aide said the issue of a television announcement had not been resolved. The President s meeting with the governors ended a long July 4 weekend of golf and swimming in the White House’s new heated pool, which he tested Saturday during his daughter’s 18th birthday Durtv    , The weekend also included a July 4 speech at Ft. McHenry and three hours of talks with Indonesia’s President Suharto at the presidential retreat at Camp David. Md. A spokesman said Ford intended to brief the six governors on his congressional message, which will propose a shift to a “bloc grant approach ' for distribution of money in the federal highway trust fund that is used to help state local governments build and maintain major roads. He said Ford’s plan was intended to give state and local officials more flexibility in deciding how to use federal aid. Ford also will recommend some revision in the federal gasoline tax program,” the spokesman said, but he declined to provide details. He said only that the proposed change would deal with the ways of allocating revenues rather than any increase in the taxes themselves. Naming Of Member To PUB On Agenda By DAN MCCLANAHAN The Brownsville City Commission will meet in regular session Tuesday at 5 30 p m at City Hall to again consider appointment of a replacement on the Public Utilities Board for Raul Tijerina Jr Tijerina, who has served the maximum two terms on the board, finished out his second term as chairman His term ex pired recently, and commissioners have deferred action several times in recent weeks on naming his replacement. The matter was expected to appear on next week’s agenda, but was moved up to this week s order of business at the request Hawaiian Volcano ews Lava ISRAELI WARPLANES, gunboats and artil- in Jerusalem. A military spokesman in Beirut lery pounded Palestinian positions in Southern said the Israelis bombarded three Palestinian Lebanon three days after a guerrilla bombing refugee camps. Returning Congress Still Faces Big List Of Unresolved Issues of Mayor Jim Mills. No names of prospective replacements have been discussed publicly, but several are expected to be brought before the commision on Tuesday. Another item, proposed increases of local telephone rates, is scheduled for its second airing before the commission Tuesday. The matter was tabled indefinitely from a previous meeting because of the apparent inability of Southwestern Bell representatives to give concrete figures as to the amount of the requested hike. By GENE BERNHARDT WASHINGTON (UPI I - Congress returns from a 10-day July 4th recess still facing a long list of unresolved issues ranging from the CIA investigation to taxes and truck weights But the Senate is still stalled in debate over whether Republican Louis Wyman or Democrat John Durkin should be seated as the junior senator from New Hampshire. The Senate convenes today for more debate on the matter, with yet another attempt to halt a Republican filibuster set for Tuesday. The House returns to work Tuesday to consider transferring control of the Elk Hills Naval Petroleum Reserve in California from the Navy to the Department of the Interior, paving the way for public access to the oil. Between votes on the New Hampshire issue, the Select Senate Committee investigating U.S. intelligence agencies meets again in closed session Tuesday, still concentrating on alleged assassination plots hatched by the CIA Among the witnesses is retired Maj. Gen Edward Lansdale, who has denied as distortions” a report that former Attorney General Robert Kennedy ordered him in 1962 to have the CIA work out plans for "getting rid" of Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Sharing Of Commissioners will consider ^    ^ a proposed ordinance to close,    I    JIVPW Sp VOLCANO, Hawaii (UPI) -Tile Mauna Loa volcano, a sleeping giant for a quarter of a century, is spewing molten lava in a major eruption attracting thousands of spectators The world’s largest volcano erupted Saturday night for the first time since 1950 on Hawaii’s largest island. Two flows of molten lava cascaded down the slopes of the 13.680-foot summit, destroying everything in their path. A road near a weather observatory was cut, but there was no immediate danger because the nearest community was some 30 miles away. The lava moved at the rate of several miles an hour toward the sea tfoii fit Jr a to* '*** DON PEDRO came dragging himself into the newsroom. “Looks Uke you Iud a pretty hard weekend,” the City Editor “Dan Pete ain’t in no bant by hisself,” sold the Don. “It is reliably reported that there are a number af no-shows and slaw starters around iowa today. Proposed WASHINGTON (UPI) -President Ford asked Congress today to adopt a national highway program that would distribute 25 per cent of the federal gasoline taxes -or about $1 billion a year -to the states A White House statement said Ford’s plan -which was expected to meet with great resistance in Congress -would would give I cent of the federal governments 4 cent a gallon gasoline tax to any state that raises its own gas tax by at least I cent. The proposed federal highway And en! he went. % abandon, and vacate an alley right-of-way between two lots in Block lOof Los Ebanos Addition The matter is scheduled for first reading Ten of the 15 agenda items for Tuesday's session are public hearings of Planning and Zoning Commission recommendations for rezonings The cases and their respective petitioners are -Case 108. Thomas H and Peyton Sweeney, two blocks from Los Ebanos Subdivision to commercial. Case 103, Mary L Reagan, a block from Ebony Acres Subdivision to retail. -Case 110, Development En terprises, 3 30 acre parcel from El Pedregal Subdivision to apartment. -Case 111, Development En- act of 1975 aims at finishing the terprises, a I 75 acre parcel 42,500 mile interstate highway from El Pedregal Subdivision to system, which is now 35 per retail.    cent completed, and allowing -Case 112, Development En- state and local governments terprises, a I 85 acre parcel more freedom in the ways they from El Pedregal to retail. use federal highway aid -Case 113, Birds Inc , por- The plan also would put turns of two lots of Brownsville greater emphasis on intercity Land and Improvemnt Co Sub- routes of national importance division to commercial    according to the White House -Case 114, Juan Aldape, Lot statement. Two of Linda Vista Subdivision Currently, ait of the gasoline to retail.    tax revenue    goes into the -Case 115,    W    E    and M.K Highway Trust Fund. Tidwell, four lots from Cotting- Under the President’s propo-ham Subdivision to commercial sal, only I cent of the tax on -Appeal case of Humberto each gallon would go into a Saenz from Planning and Zoning Highway Trust Fund. Two Commission refusal to approve cents would go into the general rezoning a tract from West treasury funds and I cent to Brownsville Subdivision from any state that hikes its own apartment to retail classific^ gasoline tax by I or more cents tion    a gallon -Appeal case of Jesus Moore To help state and local from Planning and Zoning re- governments, Ford wants the fusal to recommend rezoning a number of highway spending lot from East Brownsville Sub programs -now totally about division from residential to so -cut to four general apartment classification    categories Children Left In Car Die Of Heat WICHITA. Kan. (UPI) - Two children locked in a parked car died from brain damage because their body temperatures Storm Line Rumbles Over Southland By United Press International Thunderstorms lumbered across the southland today. A line of storms roamed from western Tennessee and Arkansas into Oklahoma and another stretched from North Carolina to Georgia Huntsville, Ala., reported more than four inches of rain Sunday night as the storm ripped over the area. Thunderstorm warnings were in effect for northeastern Alabama Storms spread over the Great Lakes, the Ohio Valley and the central Plains Sunday and soaked portions of the New York metropolitan area. One thunderstorm dumped an inch of rain on the New York area, flooding subway tunnels, stalling trains and causing scores of minor accidents. The rains closed down portions of the city’s subway system and forced transit authority police to evacuate several trains on one line in Queens There were no reports of injuries to passengers. Subway dispatchers and repair crews worked frantically to get the system moving reached 106 degrees, according to an autopsy. Chief Detective Jim Carter said he would meet with the Sedgwick County district attorney today to discuss filing charges against the mother of Veronica Crockett, 5, and her 22-month-old brother Melvin. Doctors at St Francis hospital were able to save a third child, Stepanie Crockett, 3 The children s mother, Connie Crockett, 22, had left the chil dren in the car Sun J ay while she went into the Sedgwick County Jail to visit a friend, Carter said ‘ This is a tragedy and simply never should have occurred," Carter said * There s no reason why someone should leave their kids in the car in this weather." Carter said the car was com pletely sealed except for a window open about one inch and that the temperature in the car was much higher than the 90 degree temperatures outside It was not known how long the children were in the car "A passer by noticed the childre! were in convulsions and called an ambulance," Carter said “She was an L P N and after the car was unlocked she helped the chi'dren before the ambulance came.” "This is the first incident such as this that I can recall in the past ten years, he said. “But it s not that unusual You hear about them in other parts of the country. “You know, they have ads on T V . that say keep your windows roiled down on a hot day if you leave pets in the car," Carter said People should know they should do the same with kids." e Israel Devastates Palestinian Bases Others scheduled to testify included former Secretary of State Dean Rusk; retired Gen. Maxwell Taylor, and McGeorge Bundy, special assistant for security affairs for Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson % While the Senate lnv'^’4gy*i-continues, the House Rules Committee will consicM*r a resoiutionimed ct dissolving a similar CIA committee whicl^ bas been beseky diffei»nces among Democrats on the committe< ’The proposaiwould I cid to creation of a new committee {J Treasury Seer ^elary William Sinon goet <o the House Ways and Means Commit’Tuesday to give his pioosals for tax reform. Reaching the ^°°r Ibis week are De*-^Rent of Transportation proposals whiclf1 w*b set off debate <31 J    maximum truck weights allower1 on interstate highways a.    be reduced and whether British .“ rt’nch supersonic passer^ aircraft should be allowed to land in^* United States The flurry of congressional activity vtfl be short-lived A month long recess is scheduled to start Aug I House Assistant Democratic Leader John McFall told members before their return this week they will face "a full working schedule for the entire month of July.” Holiday Road Toll lip To 476 By United Press International The Fourth of July holiday death toll climbed toward the lower end of the National Safety Councils pre-holiday projection late Sunday as motorists hurried home from holiday weekend sojourns. A count by United Press International showed 476 persons had died in traffic accidents A breakdown of accidental deaths: Traffic    478 Drowning *    155 Planes    8 Other    47 Total    686 Texas reported 42 traffic fatalities, California 34, Illinois 23, Florida 22, New York and Alabama, 19, Georgia, 18 and Kentucky 16 Two persons, both pedestrians, were killed by a hit-and-run driver on Detroit’s east side in the opening hours of the holiday period Thursday night. Witnesses said the driver first ran down Mrs Susie Gadson, 49, Detroit, then made a U-turn, stuck and killed Leo Flack, 59, Detroit, who had come to the woman’s aid. then sped away Water Hose Drowns Boy BATON ROUGE, La (UPI) -A 6 year-old boy jammed a run rung water hose in his mouth and drowned Sunday, police said. East Baton Rouge Parish au thoriums said Marcus Ray Man ley was unable to dislodge the hose and water flooded his lungs. By United Press International Israeli planes, gunboats and artillery devastated Palestinian guerrilla bases in southern Lebanon today in retaliation for a guerrilla bombing that took 14 lives in Jerusalem last Friday. The attack was followed by the heaviest artillery duels along the border in months. Reports from Beirut said initial casualty reports in today's attacks put the toll bt 13 persons killed and 37 wounded. 20 of them seriously. Beirut said the dead included a woman and two children. A Palestinia guerrilla spokesman said the guerrillas inflicted "very heavy casualties" on the Israelis but Israel said all of its forces returned safely. An Israeli spokesman said Israeli commandos landed just south of the coastal town of Rashidiyeh, blew up at least three houses suspected of harboring guerrillas and fired on a jeep with at least three men in it, destroying it and killing all inside. The new Israeli-Palestinian guerrilla clashes came at a time of intense diplomatic activity aimed at trying to reach an interim peace agreement on the Israeli-Egyptian front in the Sinai desert. Israel said it had decided to wait at least another week on its decision whether to pullback from two passes in the Sinai as the price of an agreement. Israeli ambassador Simcha Dinitz departed for Washington today to seek additional clarification from Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. Lebanese reports said the Israelis shelled eight border villages and that one person was killed and two wounded in these attacks. Israel said Lebanon began this action by shelling two Israeli border villages with Soviet-made rockets. The Israeli account of the action said Israeli navy gun boats and warplanes pounded the bases south of Rashidiyeh and just north of Tyre on the Lebanese coast. The military command said the boats launched the first attack and the planes struck at first light. The strikes, the first into Lebanon in less than a month, apparently were provoked by the guerrilla-set bomb in Jerusalem Friday that killed 14 persons and wounded 77 others. It was the worst blast in the Holy City since Jewish guerrillas killed 90 persons in an explosion at the King David Hotel Nov. 22, 1946 The 14th victim died today. She was Mira Berger, 34. a Jerusalem social worker. A Lebanonese spokesman said the Israelis struck Lebanese army positions as well as refugee camps The spokesman said gunboats horn barded the refugee camps of Rashidiyeh and Burg-houliyeh. He said warplanes hit the Dahr Maaroud camp with Dozens of rockets and bombs. He said three Isreeii gun boats, supported by formations of warplanes, attacked Rashidiyeh for nearly an hour, touching off a large fire at the camp. He said Israeli warplanes then bombarded Dahr Maaroud for 30 minutes and naval vessels later struck against Bourgouliyeh for an hour Hot Days, Warm Nights Partly cloudy and hot is forecast through Tuesday, with fair and warm nights. High temperatures today and Tuesday in the mal 90s near the coast to IOO degrees in the upper Valley. Overnight lows will be in the mid 70s Southeasterly winds will prevail at 15 to 25 mph during the day, decreasing to 4 to8 mph at night The military command in Tel Aviv said the two targets near Tyre had been used as staging areas for guerrilla raids against the Israeli settlements of Nahariya, Rosh Hanikra, Adamit and Kfar Yuval. It was the first time Israeli warplanes have struck against Lebanon since jets bombed the frontier village of Kfar Chouba three weeks ago. It was the first use of gunboats since an Oct. 30, 1974. raid against Rachidiyeh. The air, sea and artillery strikes came three days after a bloody guerrilla bombing killed 13 persons and wounded 23 others in a busy Jerusalem square. mm m mmm Israel Waiting For Next Step By ALLEN ALTER JERUSALEM (UPI) - The Israeli government has decided to wait at least a week before taking the next step in negotiations with • Egypt on an interim Middle East peace agreement. A government spokesman said the cabinet decided Sunday to ask the United States to get additional details on Egypt’s latest negotiating demands before responding. “The clarifications in Egypt's position have not come to an end and they must continue/' cabinet secretary Gershon Avner said. •Therefore, the matter is not ripe for a decision today." The Israeli national radio said the government decided to delay a decision until next Sunday ’s cabinet meeting at the soonest despite American pressure for a rapid response. The radio said Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger had been pushing for an Israeli decision before he meets Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko in Geneva this week. The United States has been pressuring Israel to make the necessary territorial concessions for a new military disengagement agreement with Egypt in the Sinai Desert In an ABC television interview over the weekend, Kissinger linked the degree of future American support for Israel with the outcome of the negotiations. Egypt has demanded pullbacks from the Abu Rudeis oil field and the Mitla and Giddi mountain passes in the Sinai Desert, but has balked at Israel s request for a treaty of nonbelligerency between the two countries. Israel’s national radio said a tentative agreement drafted by the cabinet would free Israel from making any new concessions for nearly four years. Avner said Simcha Dinitz, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, reported to the cabinet Sunday on his talks last week with Kissinger about Egypt's stand. An official communique said Dinitz reviewed the whole gamut of bilateral relations with the United States.” It said the cabinet then voted unanimously to “continue the process of clarification with the United States in connection with the various elements of a possible agreement.’ Israeli officials want Egypt to clarify the political and economic concessions it will make in return for withdrawal in the Sinai Desert Fireworks Blasts Thought Gunshots Two unidentified Brownsville men were convinced they had picked the wrong motel to steal ice from for their Sunday morning beach excursion. The pair stopped by police headquarters on their way to the beach to complain that the manager of a local motor hotel had fired several shots at tnem as they left his establishment. According to statements from the two, they had gone to the motel shortly after 9 a m. to visit a friend who was registered there and had taken an ice chest with them as they climbed to the second floor of the establishment. They said they were met near the ice machine by the manager, who asked if they were guests. They told police the men began to curse them and said he was go to get his gun and shoot them The men said they then got into their auto and pulled out of the parking lot into the street. At that point, they said, they heard shots coming from the direction of the motel and turned to see the manager apparently preparing to fire another round. After taking statements from the pair, police went to the motel FEATURE..........PAGE Abby .....................2 Amusements..............I Classified................It Comics ...................8 Editorial..................5 Horoscope................8 Hospital .................12 Obituaries...............12 Sports ....................9 Weather.................12 Women's News ...........2 and questioned the manager, who said he had confronted the two men as reported, but denied cursing them. He also denied any reference to use of firearms, saying his only gun had been stolen from the motel some time ago. According to the manager, the shots which the two men reported hearing were apparently reports from fireworks being set off by children near the motel Hot Brakes, Gas Leak Cause Blast ESTES PARK, Colo. (UPI) -A Whittier, Calif., man, whose motor home exploded and burned, blamed the incident on hot brakes and a ruptured gas tank ‘‘I’m just thankful we got out of it in time." said William Lancaster, who was on a vacation with his wife and, grandson Sunday when the accident occurred on a mountain road two miler southeast of Estes Park. Officials said the William Dreese family of Boulder, Colo , was driving behind the motor home and noticed the undercarriage of the home was on fire The Dreeses warned the Lancasters who evacuated their motor home just as it exploded a first time Following the first explosion, the vehicle roiled into a tree, exploded again and caught on fire The motor home was destroyed. The vehicle had two full 20 gallon tanks. ;

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