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Fort Walton Beach Playground Daily News (Newspaper) - September 2, 1973, Fort Walton Beach, Florida Good morning today is sunday september 2, 1973 vol. Xxviii no. 184 a there never was a democracy that did not commit a John Adams a Florida Freedom newspaper seven Section sit. Walton Beach Florida single copy 20 cents 20th fatality 111 Ruiumy-1 Tennessee woman struck by Auto a Tennessee woman was struck and killed late Friday night on Eglin Parkway near Carmichaels Surfside seven according to the Florida Highway patrol and became the 21st fatality also recorded Niceville mrs. Mary Carolyn Duncan 23, of Niceville died saturday afternoon in Pensacola Baptist Hospital As a result of injuries sustained in an automobile Accident August 24. The two car Accident which occurred on state Road 20 East of Niceville claimed the lives of four other persons bringing the total to five persons. The fatality is the 21st for Okaloosa county for 1973. First Okaloosa county fatality during the Long labor Day weekend. Mildred l. Cate 48, it. 5, Knoxville was struck by a 1973 Ford driven by James a. White 30, lot 121, Shalimar Mobile Homes the report stated. While crossing Eglin Parkway in an Easterly direction the woman was hit in the southbound Lane and was pronounced dead at the scene. White was charged with driving while under the influence of intoxicating beverages and sustained $400 in damages to his vehicle the report added. Trooper a l. Pittman investigated the incident while trooper . Kilpatrick investigated the homicide. The facility is the 20th for Okaloosa county in 1973. Us air operations ended at Nam Phong Nam phone air base Thailand Chi a the United states saturday ended air operations from this Remote thai base which once sent american warplanes on missions throughout Indochina there were garlands for the Marine fliers and smiles All around in ceremonies before the 12 f4 phantom jets of Marine fighter attack Squadron 232 lifted off a runway past a makeshift sign Reading a we love Nam Phong. We want to Nam Phong 240 Miles Northeast of Bangkok earned the nickname a Rose Garden a from the 2,100 american airmen stationed Here. The outpost reopened in May 1972, at the height of a North vietnamese offensive in South Vietnam was totally lacking in social or recreational facilities and it was a seven hour drive from Bangkok. Three squadrons of Marine planes were involved in the withdrawal Here which got underway thursday. The airmen Are returning to Iwakuni Marine air station in Japan although the planes that left saturday stopped at Cubi Point in the Philippines for training exercises before moving permanently to Japan. The United states is removing 3.550 servicemen and More than too planes from thai bases in the first phase of a withdrawal program made feasible by the aug. 15 bombing halt in Cambodia. Talks on the second phase pullout Are to begin in Bangkok next week More than 40,000 . Servicemen Are still stationed in Thailand at six other bases built by the United states but under control of the thais. The afternoon newspaper Bangkok world saturday quoted Deputy foreign minister maj. Gen. Chatrchai Choo Shavan As saying 32,000 americans will remain Here for the time being. A american presence is needed until the North vietnamese forces invading Laos Cambodia and South Vietnam return Home a Chatrchai was quoted As Mansfield Motel suffers fire loss saying. A handful of american ground personnel will remain at Nam Phong for a couple of weeks to Clear up paper work. Two to skyhawk jets also remain Here undergoing maintenance. Haynia hotel fire claims lives of 35 Copenhagen up Denmark a worst hotel Blaze in a generation gutted the 19th Century Han Ian described As a a fire trap before Dawn saturday killing at least 35 persons including 19 americans. Another 20 guests were still missing police said. Police refused to identify the victims until their relatives were notified. Many of the victims were burned so badly it was difficult to identify them. Police said no names would be announced until sunday at the earliest. Police said 17 persons were hospitalized for Burns smoke poisoning or injuries received when they leaped from windows in panic. Only 13 of the hotels 85 registered guests escaped unscathed. Officials said it was the worst hotel fire in Denmark since the world War ii. An unidentified family of four americans perished despite the fathers efforts to save his wife and two children by putting them in a Bathtub filled with cold water. The father was found lying across the tub Over the bodies of his family police said. The danish fire brigade said officials had been warned repeatedly that the 75-year-old hotel was a Hazard because it lacked elementary fire prevention equipment. Nixon and Agnew review Legal political troubles Washington up president Nixon and vice president Spiro t. Agnew reviewed agnews Legal and political troubles for two hours saturday and reportedly there was no talk of the vice president resigning. A a they re really pulling together a an Agnew aide said. Gutted hotel at least 35 people were killed including possibly some american tourists at a fire in Copenhagen Denmark. The 75 year old Haynia hotel shown Here was the scene of the worst Blaze to hit Denmark since world War ii. A gun up photo area police investigate rash of vehicle accidents tropical storm Christine loses some strength Miami up tropical storm Christine yielded some of its strength to a Low pressure system saturday that Cut the storms top winds u 50 Miles an hour. The National Hurricane Center said Christine Scenter had shifted slightly left of its previous course and that the storm might present a threat to the northeastern Leeward islands by late sunday about a Day sooner than previously expected. At 6 . Edt the seasons third tropical storm was located near latitude 15.5 North and Longitude 54.8 West or about 750 Miles East Southeast of san Juan p Christine was reported moving West Northwest at 16 to 18 . Or. Robert Simpson chief of the National Hurricane Center said the Low pressure trough encountered by Chrisine could either merge with the storm or continue to fight it. A if they merge a Simpson said. A Christine will intensify rather quickly into a full Hurricane. If they done to merge Christine probably wont go anywhere or amount to Simpson noted however that Christine was a a Cape verde storm a a one that formed off the coast of Africa a a and they done to give up easy even though its a weak sister at noon Edt the seasons third tropical storm was entered about 900 Miles East Southeast of san Juan p r., near latitude 15.1 North and Longitude 53.0 West. It was moving West northwestward at 16 mph. The chief Hurricane forecaster said the Low pressure trough Christine is up against was a fire Early saturday mor Kennedy sentenced Ning at the Mansfield Motel pinching the top of the Wall of Clouds that form around the Eye of the storm and create its Chimney. He explained that tropical storms get their strength by sucking warm air from the Ocean upward through the Chimney like Eye. By constricting the top of the storms Chimney Simpson said the Low pressure trough had in effect put a Damper on Christine. Vietnamese delegates Boycott Jmc meeting the South vietnamese command counted 101 truce violations in the 24 hours ending at 6 . Saturday highest such total since aug. To when there were 104, and la More than the Complex on . Highway 98 resulted in damages to an apartment estimated at $6,500 it was reported by the fort Walton Beach fire department. The apartment according to the report was occupied by Billy l. Thompson who vacated the building when the fire erupted. The Blaze was attributed to a Short in the electrical wiring the report stated. Feb radio club safety break the fort Walton Beach emergency radio club will have a Highway Quot safety break Quot set up near seashore Village on Highway 98 throughout the labor Day weekend. Club spokesman Jack Dempsey told the playground daily news that All motorists Are invited to Stop rest and have free cokes Coffee and donuts. To Raiford prison circuit judge Erwin Fleet Friday sentenced Michael l. Kennedy 20, of 114 memorial drive fort Walton Beach to two five year sentences to be served consecutively and an additional three years for violation of probation according to the Okaloosa county sheriffs department. The sentences Are to be served in Raiford state prison the report stated. Kennedy in the Middle of his trial entered a guilty plea to breaking and entering the Magnolia medical Center and he offices of or. C. H. Guynn and or. James c. Sheppard fort Walton Beach according to the sheriffs report. Weather showers and thundershowers most Likely the l Ough monday. Highs near 80o, lows mid 70s. High tide 2 31 ., Low tide 3 39 . Sunrise 6 23, Sunset 7 09. Saigon up South vietnamese government delegates boycotted five sub commission meetings of the joint military commission saturday in what they said was a protest against Viet Cong i politeness at a Friday meeting of the Jmc. It. Col. Letrung Hien spokesman for the South vietnamese command said a it was one of the actions we Are taking to protest the i politeness of the Viet Cong representative at the meeting of the Jmc chiefs he declined to say whether government representatives would attend the next meeting of the Jmc chiefs. Following fridays angry five hour session of the Jmc chiefs the government announced it was unilaterally cancelling the scheduled weekly Viet Cong news conference saturday morning by eliminating both transport and escort into the tightly guarded military Side of Tan son Nhut Airport where the communist delegates live inside a barbed wire enclosed compound. A this action is to show the Viet Cong who is the Fawner who is the Boss in South Vietnam a a Hien said in announcing the cancellation Friday. He said saturday he had no information on whether the news conferences would be permitted to resume sept. 8. It was the second response by the government to fridays Jmc chiefs shouting match. During that session the Viet congas or. Col. To Dong Giang Shook his Finger in the face of the governments Brig. Gen. Phan Hoa Hiep each Side accused the other of Selling out the a a country at the 1954 Geneva Coleman j. Kelly 68. Was conference on Indochina and a stad a r a giant demanded that South �"dltl0&Quot a Alurdas n,8ht�?T a Vietnam abolish its constr Cor dog to sources. Jon the Destin millionaire suf Quot Giang told up that he Shook feed a Hearl attack wednesday his Finger in front of la cps nose at,ern00n and Wasey Oln Only after the general had care unit at fort Walton threatened to throw an Ash tray Beach Hosp Lalun Quot Quot at proving condition enabled his on the Battle fronts la. Col. Re Yal from Thau Quot Ink a a Letrung Hien spokesman for a a ku7 15 president of Kelly r boat service of Destin in addition to the Moody Kelly Index Concrete co. He is Well known amusements. Id As one 0f arrest landowners classified.2-/d a i comic,.7b m Destin. Dear Abby .7b one interested sidelight is editorials.4a that Kelly a wife Jean by a or is presented him last saturday Vromen a a i pc with a baby girl Colleen. Severe storms and rain Slick highways in the playground area resulted in a rash of vehicle accidents saturday afternoon and evening. A lessening of showers in the afternoon brought out Holiday weekend shoppers who along with labor Day bargains got More than they bargained for. A Check of Law enforcement communications indicated in several instances that a signals 4s,�?� vehicle accidents were waiting in line for Florida state troopers to investigate and fill out required reports. In one instance a car skidded completely around facing in the wrong direction on the Destin Bridge blocking traffic on . 98 some a forty Miles according to Okaloosa county Deputy sheriff George French. Through the Early evening hours saturday the Florida Highway patrol reported some accidents with the City police reporting an additional la since 7 . Saturday. Previous Day. Demanding cholera vaccinations police try to control Panicky italian crowd Naples Italy up police called in reinforcements saturday night to control Panicky crowds demanding vaccinations against a cholera epidemic which was spreading across the Southern Boot of Italy. Police officials said too men were dispatched from Taranto Southeast of Naples to bolster local police in the congested port City of 2.5 million residents. A total of nine persons have died and 282 have been hospitalized with cholera or cholera Type gastrointestinal disorders in the Naples area since the Start of the outbreak Early this week health officials said cholera also has spread to Bari an Adriatic port East of Naples and two dozens suspected cases were reported saturday night in the province of Casertano to the South. Naples officials promised that All residents would receive vaccinations by thursday but operations were slowed by the Coleman Kelly listed As fair discovery that necessary syringes were missing and by the limited Force of Only 200 doctors. Hundreds of thousands of doses of vaccine and tons of fresh Lemons were shipped to Naples and Bari to fight the epidemic. Doctors from the . Sixth Fleet opened a vaccination Center in their Hospital at Agnano but suspended vaccinations when they were mobbed by a crowd of 2,000 persons. Officials said they had 2,000 doses of vaccine on hand and could have dispensed them in two hours if the crowd had been orderly. Another . Medical team assigned to the North Atlantic treaty organization nato base in Naples set up a vaccination Center at the sports Palace. A jostling crowd outside smashed windows and another crowd smashed the windows of a red Cross ambulance bringing vaccine. Residents of Grazione Diceglie Del Campo outside Bari blocked streets with stones and garbage cans to protest the dumping of garbage on the Periphery of the town. To the South the sicilian capital of Palermo and Cagliari capital of Sardinia banned the Sale of sea food. Lecce on the Heel of the italian Boot ordered All churches cinemas Heaters ballrooms and sports Arenas disinfected. In Rome sanitation and Hygiene officers met and decided to ban fairs and outdoor markets in the City and throughout its province of Lazio. At least eight countries demanded cholera vaccinations from persons arriving from Italy. If they did not have a vaccination travellers were Given one and ordered kept under observation for five Days. Many of the accidents were of the so called a fender benders Type due to heavy Rains that can cause a cards wheels to spin on wet pavement. A Good precaution to take is to give yourself a Little More room Between you and the Driver in front of you police and state troopers suggest. More rain is forecast for sunday and it probably forecasts another Long Day for area Law enforcement agencies. Thev urge area Drivers to a drive most protesting Gas stations remain open by United press International a planned Holiday shutdown by service stations across Pennsylvania protesting proposed Federal Price controls on gasoline appeared spotty at Best on the first Day of the labor Day weekend. While the Pennsylvania aaa federation indicated Only about 2,000 of the states some 10,000 Gas stations would join the action officials of the Pennsylvania service station dealers association said As Many As �?o75 to 80 per cent of their 5,400 members would close Down. In other sections of the country checks with regional and state Gas stations associations showed no protest closings were expected in most areas. Time Magazine reported saturday that in los Angeles the antitrust department of the Justice department was preparing for a Large scale grand jury investigation of gasoline pricing by the . Oil Industry. Without naming its sources time said the confidential records of More than 30 Oil companies had been subpoenaed. A attorneys for the companies say that summonses will also be issued soon to a number of whether there was a massive conspiracy to fix wholesale and retail gasoline prices in 1971 and 1972,�?� time reported. In Wisconsin where a Survey three Days ago indicated 80 per cent of the stations would be closed a later Check by the automobile association of America found that 80 per cent of the stations along interstate and main highways intended to be open during the weekend. In Pennsylvania dealer spokesman Thomas j. Anderson said the dealers would go through with their shutdown despite a Cost of living Council decision thursday to put off imposing Price ceilings on Gas for one week. A spokesman for the Gulf Oil co. Said the firms Pennsylvania dealers in a poll a week ago showed Little sympathy for the protest. How s that again Little boys who were too secretive have never been highly regarded. Now however they would seem to be Ideal prospects for High governmental office. At the vice presidents request he and Nixon met alone at the White House for the first time since Agnew personally informed Nixon nearly a month ago he was under Federal investigation in connection with an alleged Kickback scheme involving Maryland contractors. Afterwards the White House described it As a a thorough discussion and a a Good an Agnew spokesman said it was a a very very satisfactory meeting in which they reviewed the Way the vice president and his lawyers were handling the affair. A the vice president brought the president up to Date on current matters involving himself a White House Deputy press Secretary Gerald l. Warren said. A it was a Good Nixon and the vice president met alone a at agnews request a in the presidents Oval office starting at 10 40 ., about nine hours after Nion returned from a 12-Day working vacation at san Clemente Calif. Warren refused to give any details of their discussion saying it was a a private a there was no discussion of Agnew resigning a Warren said nor was there any review of constitutional questions about agnews Legal status As vice president while under criminal investigation. Agnews press spokesman Marsh Thomson confirmed Warrens remarks and said a they had a very very satisfactory meeting Thomson said there was a nothing of a major special nature to the other sources said Agnew who has seen his lawyers for each of the past two or three Days reviewed a Legal strategy with Nixon although Thomson denied it. Thomson did say the two discussed a the Way it is being handled by him Agnew and his a the hotel was a fire trap and we have several times warned danish authorities about this As Well As other hotels in the old fashioned style Here in Copenhagen a Jan an Izobel chief of the Copenhagen fire brigade told up. A they have no fire alarms no Iron doors no sprinkler water pumps and no sufficient emergency police managed to identify 15 victims by late saturday and set about the task of discovering their relatives. In addition to the 19 americans police said the victims included one belgian two italians four austrians one Singapore National two japanese one dutchmen one Canadian one mexican two brazilians and one irishman. One of the survivors Jules Fine of Honolulu said he was glad he spent the extra Money for a room with a Bath. All rooms with Baths were in the front of the building. Fine an assistant inspector with the . Department of agriculture said a i think the reason we were so Lucky was that we had a room with a Bath which is in the front of the hotel. The people in the Back weren to so Lucky. He and his wife fled the thick smoke to a Balcony closing the French doors behind them. A fall above us on the fourth and fifth floors it was absolute he said. A we could hear people screaming for help. Shouting a a helps save us a a a i think most of them at that Point were suffocating rather than burning a he said. The fines were lowered to safety on a ladder. A fire officer said the fire broke out about 2 30 It apparently started on the main staircase Between the second and third floors. The cause was not immediately determined. Witnesses said Many of the guests panicked and ran to their windows screaming for help. Some were Hurt leaping from windows while others grabbed bedsheets knotted them together and Slid Down to safety. A number of persons fled upward and then ran to adjoining rooftops. A total of 85 persons were registered at the hotel. A fire officer said that ladders were raised but a Many of the people did not understand us although we yelled to them in Many or. Arnauld Hud Drant 45, of Wolverhampton England said he heard an explosion followed by a an Orange Flash and a then All became a Eglin vet service reports on fish kill Captain Joseph w. Purka jr., Eglin air Force base information officer reported that information gathered by base veterinary services indicated that some of the recent fish a die off in the playground area were due to natural causes. Veterinary services after consulting various agencies across the country concerning a Large number of dead fish in Lake Lorraine submitted this report a a very profile species like menhaden which is a Plankton feeder moves into Small bayous and estuaries for food and possibly because of natural instincts to escape predation. Because of the warm weather the bacterial Content in the water increases and dissolves oxygen decreases. Overcast skies also contribute to this problem due to less photosynthesis producing oxygen without the suns rays. A critical problem develops quickly since we have a tremendous numbers of fish in closely packed schools. B less oxygen than required for life c natural increase in body metabolism and activity due to the temperature increase of the tests for sewage contamination and dissolved oxygen resulted in ascertaining thai water Vas a a Little More polluted than it should be a according to Purka. Further investigation is being conducted by the air Force with specimens of fish being sent for postmortem and Hist pathologic examination to St. Petersburg Miami and the armed forces Institute of pathology according to Purka. Captain Purka reported that a right now we consider the cause of death to be suffocation and bacterial septicaemia blood poisoning both due to overcrowding heat and pot Possession charge placed on local Man a City Man was arraigned before judge Gill Friday night and posted a $2,000 Bond on charges of Possession of marijuana More than five Grams according to the fort Walton Beach police. Manuel Acosta 17, 206 South ave., fort Walton Beach was arrested earlier Friday afternoon when his car was stopped in the Vicinity of the South Beal-. 98 intersection. According to the report a bag containing one of. Of pot was discovered beneath a floor mat. Special operations officer Grover Ayers and patrolman Darryl Fields made the arrest

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