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   Valley Morning Star (Newspaper) - June 15, 1976, Harlingen, Texas                               greatest ore from within and from ourselves we must look for the greatest Jeremy Taylor VALLEY MORNING MICROFILM CTH PROCTOR ST PO BOX 45436 TX 75P35 Your Freedom Newspaper 64th Year No. 322 Copyright 1976 Freedom Newspapers June 1976. 15c Daily -35c Sunday 423-5511 16 Pages BIG FLAG The world's largest flag was unfurled for the last time Monday on the front of a Detroit department store while the Detroit Symphony played the The foot flag measures 235 by 104 feet and took eight women more than 700 hours to put it together in 1949. A new field with 50 stars was added to the flag in 1960. Syrian Forces Escalating Troops Nearing Golan Heights BEIRUT. Lebanon escalating its war in Lebanon on two sent tanks and troops rumbling across the snow-patched south- ern mountains Monday to cap- ture a key Palestinian outpost only 10 miles from the Israeli-held Golan Heights. Leftist and rightist sources also reported new Syrian armor and artillery atttacks at Sofar. in the mountains 15 miles east of Beirut. Western newsmen said Syria appeared to be stockpiling a new supply of tanks and fieldguns in the region. are so many tanks it looks like a parking one newsman said. Damascus radio reported bv the to elite Syrian President Hafez Assad's of shock troops commanded by his younger brother. Lt. Rifaat Assad. Responding to the Syrian buildup. Lebanese Leftist leader Jumblatt appealed for Arab troops to us from f a 11 i n He said he would ask Iraq. Tunisia. Libya and Algeria to land airborne or seaborne troops defend the Palestini- an revolution and the leftist d RAFF IT I Baghdad radio announced more Iraqi troops been dispatched today to take up new positions in the performance of their national an indication Baghdad was moving more forces to beef up the 8.000 soldiers already massed on the Syrian border. Syrian troops and tanks Mon- day drove south through the snowy crags of Ml. Hermon in southeastern Lebanon to cap- ture Rachaya. a Palestinian strongpoint only 10 miles from the Golan Heights. Syria's latest thrust came only hours after the breakdown of Libyan-mediated peace talks. A two-day-old truce in Beirut collapsed in fighting that claimed at least 70 dead and 105 wounded in the past 24 hours. A Syrian armored column advanced south from the eastern Bekaa Valley into the lower Arkoub region overnight and captured the main leftist military barracks at Rachaya near the western slopes of Mt. Hermon. 38 miles southeast of according to a military- communique issued by the joint Palestinian-Lebanese leftist command. in Tel Aviv. Israeli sources said Syrian tanks had moved to within 14 miles of the Israeli bor- der. Western defense sources monitoring Syrian moves con- firmed the southward thrust but said they had no details on the which the Palestinian- leftist command described as fierce. command of the invad- ing Syrian army .sent battalions of tanks and infantry into the V Arkoub region of Lebanon and succeeded in occupying the Rachaya bar- racks after several attempts overnight that were repelled. They are now setting up other positions nearby to control the the communique said. Leftist leader Kamal Jum- blatt met with Arab ambassa- dors in Beirut and said afterwar- ds he had asked their govern- ments to break the Syrian sup- ply blockade on Lebanon's major ports of Sidon and Tripoli with an immediate airlift or sea convoy of food. Artillery and machinegun clashes continued sporadically across Beirut's traditional Mos- lem and Christian confrontation lines. Supreme Court Rejects Appeal To Reduce Sentence For Liddy WASHINGTON -The Supreme Court Monday refused to reduce the sentence of G. Gor- don Liddy. the enigmatic Watergate conspirator who shredded bills and hatched plots to supply Democratic con- ventioneers with call girls. The court turned down without comment the appeal from who steadfastly has refused to discuss the scandal despite a 20-year prison term and a fine of His appeal was based on Judge John Sirica's reducing the sentences of other Water- gate but refusing to reduce Liddy's because of non- cooperation. Liddy said this violated his constitutional a mustachioed former FBI agent and government was named in Senate testimony as the master- mind of a series of bizarre plots aimed at discrediting potential Democratic opponents of President Richard Nixon. Liddy. serving his term at the federal prison in Danbury. reportedly toned down his scheme when then-Attorney General John N. Mitchell refused him million to con- duct his dirty tricks. What evolved was the fateful break-in June 1972. at Democratic headquarters at the Watergate. t Liddy originally had suggest- ed spending the money on such grandiose schemes as wiretap- photograph- ing abducting radical demonstrators who might disrupt the GOP conven- and employing call girls at the Democratic convention aboard yachts equipped for sound and photographs. Mitchell reportedly was ap- palled not at the but at the cost. It later was scaled down to and Mitchell was quoted in sworn testimony as saying let's give him a quarter of a million dollars and see what he can come up with.'' Liddy served as general coun- sel to the Finance Committee for the Re-Election of the President. In addition to the 20- year term for his role in he also got an 18- month additional sentence for contempt of court for refusing to testify before a grand jury. Having been given the longest prison term of any Watergate Liddy must serve at least five more years before he is eligible for parole. Liddy has spent more time in jail than anyone else involved in the scan- dal. In refusing one year ago to reduce his prison Sirica said Liddy has shown remorse or regret... contrition or for his role in Watergate. Nomination omous By CLAY F. RICHARDS United Press International His delegate count growing by the Jimmy Carter said Monday the Democratic Party would enter the 1976 presidential campaign with harmonious for the first time in a decade. Carter expressed confidence the nomination was but assured a fundraising dinner in Dallas that the party out of the many primaries don't believe there are any open wounds he said. will arrive at the national con- vention with a harmonious par- Carter stopped in Dallas enroute home to Georgia from New York City where he received an enthusiastic recep- tion from the 274-member New York delegation. Caucuses and state delegation meetings assured Carter of large blocs of delegates from New Connecticut and Missouri. Sen. Frank Church released his 74 delegates and endorsed and Morris Udall said his delegates were free to back the Democratic frontmnner. The latest UPI nationwide survey gave Carter assured just 146 short of the number needed for the Democratic nomination. In the tight Republican con- President Ford's aides said he would win enough delegates in upcoming conventions in Connecticut and Delaware for a ding over Ronald Reagan going into the GOP convention But the Ford campaign con- ceeded Reagan would win most of the 31 delegates in Colorado and the 38 in and said North Dakota's 18 were for Ford spokesman Peter Kaye said are reasonably con- of Ford defeating Reagan for the GOP nomina- tion. Ford has 983 delegates to 881' for with needed to nominate. There are 259 delegates yet to be and with the struggle for the nomination going down to the both Ford and Reagan actively wooed the 133 uncom- mitted GOP delegates. As Carter continued to pile up there were these developments in the Democrat- ic contest. Church released his delegates saying Carter had entitlement to the nomi- UPI's survey showed Church delegates in Rhode Island and South Caroli- na immediately backing Carter. More were expected to follow. while not formally releasing his gave them the green light on an individual basis to cast their votes Carter. He hinted he would again run for his house saying he planned to attend Car- ter's innauguration sitting the section reserved for newly elected members of the House of The big 274 member New Ycrk delegation and state Democrats from Gov Hugh Carey on down lined up behind Carter. The delegation may vote later in the but Carter was assured of picking up at least 168 delegates pledged to either Udall or Sen. Henry Jackson. Over the weekend state con- ventions gave Carter 49 of 71 delegates in 34 of 51 in and 10 of 12 in Delaware. In Connecticut. Gov. Ella originally a Henry Jackson endorsed Carter. With Carter assured of the there was wide speculation on his vice presiden- tial choice. Church said he had expectations one way or the on getting the while Udall ruled himself out as a possibility. think we have now approached the point that the outcome of our convention is fairly Carter told the New York delegates. the presence of a very likely first ballot we must move to ensure party unity.'' In the Republican race over the Reagan won 18 of the 19 delegates up for grate at the Missouri convention. Ford won the other one and picked up five at large in Illinois. Latest Delegate Texas Postmarked Letter Bomb Explodes In Brokerage Office WASHINGTON The total number of delegates pledged or leaning to Republican and Democratic presidential con- Republicans Ford 983 Reagan 881 Uncom- mitted 136 Total Chosen to Date Yet to Be Chosen 259 Needed to nominate 1.130 Democrats Carter Udall 336 Jackson 241 Brown 247 x-Wallace 80 x-Church 64 Humphrey 66 x-Shapp 19 Harris 15 McCormack 4 Uncommitted 475 Total chosen to date Yet to be chosen 97 Needed to x Indicates candidate has released his delegates but the delegates have not yet said who they will vote for. Both parties have yet to pick any delegates in North Dakota and and Republicans have not picked any in New Mexico and Washing- ton. Partial delegations have to be picked by both parties in Missouri and in Idaho and Minnesota by the Republicans and in Connec- ticut and Puerto Rico by the Democrats. NEW YORK -A letter bomb mailed to a downtown brokerage office from eastern Texas exploded Monday injuring four police said. Similar devices mailed to Exxon Corp. and the Bunge Corp. were deactivated before they could cause any but police warned offices to be on the lookout for more possible letter bombs. an executive vice president of Bunge arrived at his Central Park West residence and discovered a device with a postmark that had been mailed to his home address. The executive. Roger Noall. called who deactivated the let- ter bomb in a hallway. Noall declined comment on the incident. Another similar device bear- ing a Texas postmark and addressed to a general manager at the Du Pont Company in Wilmington. arrived in the mail Monday but was deac- tivated by Wilmington police before it could explode. Police Lt. Kenneth O'Neil. commander of the Bomb said the bombs were in large manila envelopes measuring 8 by 11 inches with a bulge in the middle. the and postal authorities were reported inves- tigating. The motive for mailing the devices was not known. The explosion occurred at p.m. at the headquarters of and when a woman opened the envelope. She and three other women were injured and were treated at Beekman Downtown Hos- pital. Although none of the injuries was O'Neil said the devices were capable of causing personal like the loss of an eye or a The first letter bomb was discovered at a.m. police in an envelope delivered to the Bunge Corp. on the building's 36th floor. The second was discovered at a.m. at the Exxon Corp. Building. Both were deactivated by police without incident. O'Neil said the bombs mailed to Exxon and Merrill Lynch were postmarked and the one to the Bunge Corp. from Atlanta. about 25 miles away. ITiey were sent first-class mail and bore between and in postage. have to work on the assumption that they're from the same person or group because they're from the same they arrived on the same day and they all look O'Neil said. Asked about a motive for the sending of letter O'Neil said. we know is there were three incidents today with three similar O'Neil said the components of the bomb were housed between two pieces of cardboard and set to explode when the cardboard was removed. The components included a small nine-volt like those found in transistor a blasting cap. and a small quan- tity of an explosive which O'Neil declined to identify. Amin Denies Reports Of Nationwide Purge Captured Mercenary Blames American Way Of Life LUANDA. Angola -An admitted American mercenary captured by victorious pro-Com- munist forces during the Angolan civil war and now on trial for his life said Monday the CIA and the .American way of life were to blame. Gustavo Grillo. an Argentine- born ex-Marine sergeant who fought in told a revolutionary tribunal he came to Angola for and Grillo ridiculed the defense put forward by the two other Americans and 10 Britons in the dock with him. He told the court they all came to fight for the same reasons he had. The 13 mercenaries captured by Popular Movement forces during the civil war are charged with against All face a maximum penalty of death by firing squad if convic- ted. Grillo was followed to the stand by fellow American Daniel who said he came a mercenary to stop a Russian Communist takeover of Angola I wanted to help the Angolan who also served in said he would try to prosecute the two men who recruited him in California if he is freed when the trial ends. Gearhart said he was hounded by debts and hospital bills into coming to Angola as a paid soldier of fortune. He said the two recruiters tricked him into joining a lost cause in the final days of the Angolan civil war and that one of the recruiters. Lobo do absconded with the only money Gearhart earned in his brief and disastrous new career. minute I get home if I get home I plan to file theft charges against the 34- year-old family man from Ken- said. Grillo appeared in court in a tan prison jump suit with his left leg in a cast because of the wounds. He described merce- naries as men without loyalties. am sure everyone who came here knew what they were he told the revolutionary tribunal. might tell you they were cooks or mechanics. I don't go for that I came here for money and The Argentine-born ex-marine who fought in the 1968 Tet offensive in Viet- said the CIA backed the pro-Western National Front for the Liberation of Angola and financed the recruitment and arming of American mer- cenaries in Angola. Grillo said he worked as the bodyguard and driver for a bookmaker in Jersey N before coming to Angola last February. He was wounded and captured four days after he arrived. Answering questions from the who appar- ently had prepared his testimo- ny several times attacked defeated National Front leader Holden Roberto. was chosen by the .African but he became affiliated with the CIA and he said. tur- ned He said he learned this from a Cuban military magazine. Grillo told the court he was a naturalized but now considers himself an Argentini- an because he is opposed to the American political and social systems. which I am a product is a he said. consists of power money seekers and waste makers. The weak get weaker and the strong get He said under cross-examina- tion by defense attorney Robert Cesner Jr. that he entered nor- V them Angola in February with the other two Americans on plus four others who were killed. He said he was captured in an ambush along with codefendant Daniel Gearhart of Md. NAIROBI. Kenya President Idi Amin of Uganda Monday denied as l'false and reports that hun- dreds of persons have been killed in a nationwide purge triggered by an attempt to kill him. Amin escaped the assassina- tion attempt last Thursday in which three grenades were hurled at him. Late reports indicated the would-be assas- sins mistook his driver-body- was the President Requiring Disclosure WASHINGTON President Ford announced Monday he will move to restore trust in big business through legislation requiring American corporations to disclose payments to foreign officials a deterrent to V Ford acted on recommenda- tions of a cabinet level task for- headed by Commerce Secretary Elliot which was created last March 31 after congressional investi- gating committees found the Lockheed Aircraft Corp. and other big American businesses had bribed foreign officials in pursuit of contracts. The President also said he would ask America's major trading partners to move swiftly on a proposed international agreement on questionable cor- porate payments from abroad. He told reporters he hoped the proposed legislation would act 'as a deterrent to said the of American business firms are and but declared corpo- rations have harmed the business environment. is totally inconsistent with American he said in a statement. threatens to harm our foreign relations. If allowed to continue it could badly erode public and interna- tional confidence in American business and citizens no longer trust big he said. Chairman William of the Senate Banking Committee called the proposal and said Congress should speak in a loud and clear voice by outlawing these bribes. Ugandan soldier-president. Travelers from Uganda Sun- day said Amin had launched a purge in which perhaps as many as 2.000 persons already had been killed. In an announcement broad- cast by radio Amin said these reports were He singled out the British Broadcasting Corp. for transmitting what he said was and malicious infor- Amin specifically warned the Nairobi-based BBC ent John Osman about his repor- ting and threatened to take action against according to reports monitored here. Amin urged all local Ugandan officials to watch for Ugandans traveling to neighboring Kenya to spread aimed at spoiling good relations bet- ween the two countries. More Of The Same For the past days weather in the VaUey has been stable enough to have and charac- teristics. All one would have to do is to change the days of the week to keep the forecast current. And that's the way it's going to be today. The outlook through Wed- nesday is for warm nights and hot afternoons nader partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of thunder- showers. High temperatures will range from near M to the upper Ms. ITEM PAGE Bridge............................AS Comics...........................A6 Crossword Puzzle...........A3 Editorials.......................A4 Hospital Records............A8 Horoscope......................A8 Jumbles Obituaries......................A2 Will Rogers....................A6 Women's News...............A5   

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