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Cullman Times Democrat (Newspaper) - June 16, 1974, Cullman, Alabama The Cullman times 72nd year no 115 Cullman Alabama sunday morning june 16,1974 to pages the world 25 cents per copy this morning it it a Lisbon Upil Lisbon newspapers reported saturday president Nixon and Portugal a new Leader president Antonio de Spinola might meet in the azores tuesday. The government said it was just speculation. A a Ecuador Chi a the worlds major Oil exporting nations opening a three Day meeting to decide Price and tax Levels were told by Iran saturday that they must be guided by mounting inflation in the industrialized world. I of j v i ill City arrests a total of nine arrests were reported by Cullman police officials saturday. One for improper Muffler one for Highway intoxication one for disorderly conduct two for driving while intoxicated one for violation of the prohibition Law two for driving without a License and one running a Stop sign. City accidents Cullman police officials report reported two accidents saturday. A 1964 Chevrolet driven by Larry Wayne Holmes of Hanceville i impacted with a 1965 Ford driven by Millford Wilson of Cullman 13 at 2nd ave. And 9th St. S. W. The Chevy sustained $75 in damage and the Ford $25, according to police. Robert Bryant was the investigating officer. Carolyn Parker of Bremen i in a 1972 Ford collided with a parked 1967 Chevrolet owned by w. C. Harper in the warehouse grocery parking lot. Estimated damage to the Chevrolet was $100 and $75 to the Ford. Trooper arrests a la Bama state troopers working in Cullman county Friday reported making two arrests. They included one for speeding and one driving without a License. Food Stamps All Cullman county grocers interested in participating in the new food stamp program which goes into effect july i to replace commodities Are urged to attend a meeting monday at 2 . In the City Hall auditorium. A state representative will speak an explain procedures to qualify. I see news beat Page 11-a weather thundershowers Are Likely to cover the Cullman area today but should begin Clearing tonight turning mostly fair monday. Chance of rain is 60 per cent today decreasing to 20 per cent tonight. Tonight slow should be near 60. High today and monday will be near 80. Winds today northwesterly from 12 to 16 Miles per hour. Russians voting in fixed election Moscow i up More than 150 million soviet citizens vote sunday to elect an unopposed slate of 1,517 candidates to the supreme soviet parliament for four year terms. Once elected the new body will meet Only twice a year for a few Days to confirm government decrees and ratify the budget. It has never cast a vote against a government program. Pravda the communist party newspaper Calls the elections the most democratic in the world. Communist party general Secretary i onid i. Brezhnev running for his seventh term concluded the Campaign Friday with a speech in which he expressed readiness to sign an agreement with the United states restricting underground nuclear tests and called for curbs on new strategic weapons. Unlike Western candidates who stump the country before elections Brezhnev gave Only the one speech to a hand picked audience at the Kremlin. He took an optimistic line on relations with the United states expressing Confidence that his Summit meeting with president Nixon beginning june 27 would be a Success. On Domestic issues the various Campaign speeches were without surprises. A common theme was dissatisfaction Over the slow growth of consumer goods production and promises to do something about it a As is the Case at every soviet election. The soviet Constitution guarantees an unlimited number of candidates for the election. In practice there is never More than one for each Post. Voters can cast negative ballots but the Odds Are that All the candidates will be elected. Formally there Are no penalties for not voting but it is considered unwise to stay at Home. A turnout of More than 99 per cent of the electorate is usual. British Honor Queen birth Queen in Parade Queen Elizabeth appears to talk to the horse Ridden by the Duke of Edinburgh As she takes the Salute during the trooping of the Colour ceremony on horse guards Parade in London saturday. Up ii Ondon up Queen Elizabeth celebrated her official birthday at the annual trooping the color ceremony saturday in a glittering procession of mounted musicians and guardsmen in Bearskin hats and plumed helmets. The Queens 48th birthday was april 21, but the official Celebration is delayed until a saturday in june when London weather is better suited to the colourful outdoor ceremony. Thousands of tourists and britons lined the mall leading from Buckingham Palace to horse guards Parade ground to catch a glimpse of the Queen As she Rode sidesaddle under warm sunny skies. Dressed in her Beri boned. Scarlet military tunic and Riding skirt As colonel in chief of the household guard the Queen Rode behind a mounted band in state uniforms and two divisions of the sovereigns escort her husband Prince Philip a colonel of the Welsh guards the Earl Mountbatten. The Duke of Kent and two More escort units clattered behind. Another four battalions of guardsmen lined the half mile route to horse guards where a privileged few thousand spectators had grandstand seats for the ceremony which dates Back to the 18th Century. London newspapers said a seat had been reserved for american i Aura to Watkins who sparked rumours of a new Royal Romance with Prince Charles when she appeared at his request in the gallery of the House of lairds thursday to hear the future Kings Maiden speech there miss Watkins was not seen in the stands but her absence did not Stop the newspapers from further speculating that she would be a guest of the Prince at a Windsor Castle dinner party saturday night. At the Parade ground the Queen wat Clied gravely and saluted As the 1st battalion Irish guards trooped their colors in a ceremony dating Back to the Days when regimental colors were paraded before soldiers going into Battle so they would know where to rally. Local Man Dies in Freak fall a Freak accidental fall on a screwdriver has claimed the life of a Vinemont resident. Aubrey Murphree 37, of Vinemont 2, died Friday of injuries received in a fall from a Chicken House he was repairing for his Mother. A family spokesman said Murphree was wearing a carpenters Pouch when he fell and a screwdriver in the Pouch lodged in his Abdomen. The mishap happened two Miles North of Enon Baptist Church. He was not sure exactly what caused the fallout the spokesman speculated he May have been attacked by wasps. At least one sting was found on his body. Officials Are not sure when the Accident occurred. He was found by his Mother around 2 30 p. In. Friday. Murphree was carried to Hartselle Hospital where he died almost two hours later. A lab technician in Decatur he is survived by the widow Geraldine Murphree one daughter Kathy Marie one son Kenneth Aubrey his Mother mrs. Dovil Murphree and one sister mrs. Audrey Hort wig. Funeral services will be sunday at 2 30 . From the Enon Baptist Church with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Rian jets startle president s Pilot stiff legged thief runs off with gun Damascus up Syria threw an unintended scare into president Nixon a Middle East caravan saturday dispatching unannounced escort fighters that sent the presidential Jet into evasive swoops and dives As it carried Nixon to his third and most Security conscious Arab Stop. The seven tense minutes of Aerial acrobatics and the protocol mix up that caused guerrillas face harsh penalty them gave Way to a relatively cordial greeting in Damascus a stronghold of palestinian sentiment and militant Arab feeling that was guarded by thousands of soldiers and Security men for Nixon a Protection. Nixon a party came to Syria from from saudi Arabia where he met privately earlier in the Day with King Faisal. Wishing him Farewell in Jed Dan. Faisal warned that anyone who Khartoum Sudan i up in the first trial of Palestine guerrillas Ever held in an Arab country the prosecution saturday demanded severe punishment for eight palestinians who killed three Western Diplomat hostages last year. Prosecutor Abdul Muheim Mustafa did not demand a specific penalty. In the Sudan the maximum punishment is death. The prosecutor told the three Man court that 20 to 30 bullets were pumped into each of the victims bodies in a frenzy of Power company wants new raise the state Public service commission Friday was asked to approve new electrical rates that would Cost the average Homeowner to cents More a Day and provide a $64 million a year boost in revenues for Alabama Power co. Joseph m. Farley president of the Utility that serves most of the state announced the rate increase request a Little More than a week after Youthful Jim Zeigler won the democratic nomination for a seat on the three member pc. Zeigler 26, a Sylacauga native Defeated Veteran commissioner c. C. A a Jack Owen in a primary Campaign that included harsh criticism of steadily rising Utility costs. Without general election opposition Zeigler a primary Victory was tantamount to election. Zeigler particularly criticized the Money spent by Alabama Power for advertising claiming that because of its near monopoly Consumers should not be required to pay those costs through higher rates. Farley said the petition of the state Agency asking for higher retail rates was Only a first step. He said on monday the company would ask Federal Power commission to implement rates that would Cost wholesale customers $13 million More a year. A we regret having to ask for increases in our rates a Farley said. A a but to fail to do so would mean that brownouts and blackouts in our area would be inevitable and that Industrial development would have to come to a he asked the pc to make the new rates effective july 15. Under state Law the commission May delay in see raise Page 11-a hatred against . Mustafa said All eight defendants had confessed to killing . Ambassador Cleo Noel his Deputy Curtis Moore and belgian Diplomat Guy eid in the cellar of the saudi arabian embassy March 2, 1973, after seizing them As hostages. The guerrillas seized the saudi embassy and demanded the release of palestinian guerrillas held in jordanian jails. They surrendered after 60 hours without achieving their Aims. The defendants were members of the Black september organization which also staged the attack on the israeli team at the 1972 Munich olympic games. The prosecutor said that when the guerrillas were asked Why they used so Many bullets their Leader. Abu Ghassan replied a hatred against . Imperialism at that moment was so great in our hearts that we could not Stop summing up by the defense was scheduled for sunday and the verdict for a later Date. Mustafa scoffed at the defense argument that the killings were political. A the behaviour of the defendants is far from being revolutionary in its style a he said. His 41-Page closing argument took 90 minutes to read. Nancy Iii Florence Beauty wins state title Birmingham up Pamela Long miss Florence state University became miss Alabama 1974 saturday night winning the title Over 38 other contestants from around the state. Miss Long a year old Junior at floret be state University performed a ventriloquist act on a patriotic theme for her Talent. First runner up was miss Lake Martin Lynne Ellen Burke 21 of Montgomery a Junior at the University of Alabama. Miss Burke a Champion Baton twirler also won the Talent award and performed a Baton routine. Miss Bessemer Donna Chancey was second runner up and Winner of the swimsuit Competition. Miss Auburn University Susan Tennant was third runner up and miss Troy state University Dorothy Jean Uke was fourth. Miss Long who was third see Beauty Page 11-a mrs. Henry Kissinger 39, has entered Bethesda naval Hospital for treatment of ulcers the state department said Friday. Mrs. Kissinger the former Nancy Maginnes has a history of ulcer trouble said the department spokesman. Kissinger was accompanying president Nixon on his Mideast trip. Princess marries commoner Stockler Xvi up Princess Christina of Sweden and Tord Magnusson a commoner whom she has known for 16 years were married saturday in a ceremony which competed for prime television time with the first swedish appearance in the world soccer cup. Europe a first Royal nuptials of the year were presided Over by Olof Sundby lutheran archbishop of Sweden at the Palace Chapel with 600 guests dressed in formal attire witnessing the Exchange of vows Between Christina 30 and Magnusson 31, a Stockholm businessman. Among the guests was Christina a younger brother 28-year-old King Carl Xvi Gustaf who inherited the throne last year when his Grandfather died. See Princess Pace 11-a opposes Nixon either inside or outside the United states has Only a a mischief in mind. Officials said the Damascus visit might Lead to restoration of .-syrian diplomatic relations but possibly at a High Price. Syrian sources said Damascus would press for even More than the $100 million in Aid and investments the United states has been considering. Only about too onlookers watched president Hafez Assad take Nixon through the formal gun Salute ceremonies at the Airport but estimated crowds of 350,000 linked downtown Damascus streets and applauded until Nixon raised the bulletproof Bubble top of his Black armoured limousine and stood up waving and ignoring Security considerations. The greeting although mild compared to the millions who jammed the streets of Cairo was a modest Triumph for Nixon in this Arab nation which technically considers itself still at War and appears to be so. Soldiers armed with soviet made ak47 rifles lined the roads everywhere bayonets at the ready. Two russian built helicopters hovered protectively Over the motorcade As it sped at 60 mph into town Over roads deserted by All but the soldiers. But the crowds began to appear on the Edge of this ancient City at a syrian refugee Camp. Hundreds of people displaced by warfare from their Homes in the Golan Heights lined up to watch Nixon and Assad go past. By David Logsdon times staff writer three Young men watched Harold mayors gun store very carefully saturday afternoon. Around closing time when All the customers and clerks were gone they strolled inside and began to browse around. One Man slipped a Shotgun Down his pants leg. When it bumped against the floor Mayo realized what they were planning and ordered them to Stop. One Man froze up and stayed put until the police arrived. The other two bolted through the front door and disappeared Down the Street one with the Shotgun still in his pants leg. A the ran quite Mayo said in a Telephone interview saturday night. A a we a been watching them. They were in about three weeks ago a Mayo said. A when people look at things other than your merchandise you take note a Mayo had been keeping his Eye on one in particular whom he suspected of shoplifting Small items. Mayo said he is sure they had a get away car parked nearby. Shortly after they escaped with a Shotgun apiece he said someone called the police to report a car travelling at excessive Speed toward Good Hope. Police were still searching for the two men at press time. About tune years ago two men tried to Lull a similar theft in Mayo s store but they fled empty handed when they were detected. Israeli Welcome awaits Nixon Iel Aviv up a Israel compared to the millions who saturday promised president a Nixon in Egypt. A a in a sure Nixon a a very warm Welcome president Nixon will realize when he arrives Here sunday this is a spontaneous sincere despite some of the tightest and very warm Welcome not Security measures of his Middle Only on behalf of the people a East tour and a minimum of Adon said ceremonial pomp. Government sources said Deputy prime minister and american Security officials Loreign minister Yigal Adon turned Down israeli proposals said Israel saw Little cause for for sightseeing stops by the concern in the .-egyptian Nixon in the walled old City of nuclear know How agreement Jerusalem and at the ancient arid indicated a similar Accord jewish desert fortress of would be reached in Jerusalem Adon said in a radio interview hundreds of thousands of israelis would turn out to Greet Nixon As he drives into Jerusalem in a closed bulletproof limousine from Ben Gurion International Airport. Despite the smaller crowd. Masada. Newsmen will be barred from viewing Nixon a tour of had Washem. The capitals memorial for the jewish dead of world War ii. Reportedly at the orders of the White House. Asked about israelis reaction 1 see Vav Cleome Page 11-a a court held outside flanked by a riot helmeted sheriff Deputy Macomb county circuit judge Hunter Stair gestures from behind Plant fencing at Chrysler Dodge truck Assembly Plant As he orders the arrest of some 20 pickets who failed to Honor his injunction against the two Day old Wildcat strike thursday. Judge Stair set up the i prompt court after learning his orders were being obeyed. Some 6,000 workers have b idled by the illegal walkout in Warren i up

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