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Sarasota Herald Tribune (Newspaper) - September 24, 1972, Sarasota, Florida A p flu 27, a. Tech 15 i okla. 68, Oregon 3 i Colorado 38, Minn. 6 sum 21, Florida 14 Lulane 24, Georgia 13 i Nebraska 77, army Quot i Leon. 45, w. Forest 6 a Bania 35, Kentucky 0 so. Cal 55, Illinois 20 i n. Dame 37, West. 01 Stanford to Duke 6 Texas 23, Miami to weather Complete reports on these games and All sports today in Section c partly Cloudy with Chance of _ i w it highs 85 to 92. Easterly winds 10 to 15 . Rain probability 30 per cent. This areas great morning newspaper dlr Ibeme on the inside a woman wanted Tai Florida for trading tick baby for a used car in Immokalee arrested in Alabama while Ber husband escapes. See Story Page 12a. 47tk year a no. 357 sunday september 24, 1972 150 pages Price Twenty five cents mrs. A says All government officials accept them says a courtesies a not bribes by Dick Campbell editor Jensen Beach Mirror port st. Lucie up state sen. Beth Johnson a Cocoa Beach has come out of seclusion following her Surprise retirement and subsequent link with a lobbyist by saying government officials from the president on Down accept favors As courtesies not bribes. A arms. Johnson announced last monday she was withdrawing her candidacy for re election to spend More time with her children. The next Day the Cocoa today newspaper published a Story saying the senator had used rental cars on numerous occasions paid for by the Florida phosphate Council. She confirmed she accepted use of the cars. While vacationing Here with her three children mrs. Johnson said a there Are Many things that Are accepted As a Normal Courtesy to the office not to the person. This is the Case from the president of the United states on Down to almost any level of government both elective and she outlined the travel and lodging a courtesies extended to All legislators and the a legislative weekends which Are held in Sarasota Miami and one in Brevard county which she helped establish. A sure i arranged the legislative weekend we had in Brevard county. We had dinners space Center Tours entertainment. And i Wasny to trying to bribe anyone. Such events Are courtesies extended to the legislators courtesies that we have through the years come to know and enjoy As a part of the office we the 39<year-old widow said she had a lot of Senate business to clean up before nov. 7 when her term ends and after that she would be looking for a Job. Sen. Johnson said she has asked that a dinner in her Honor be cancelled for oct. I in Martin and st. Lucie counties a because i done to want to Embarrass anyone and i did no to feel that this is the right time in the face of All this political nothingness that has everyone Johnson a via Nang air base hit by rockets recently released pos and families Stop for Roadside snack near Hanoi Powys relatives a irked by the associated press stateside relatives of three american pilots released from North vietnamese prison Camps reacted to a delay in their return saturday with disappointment and resentment a a most of it directed at Hanoi but some at Washington. Tie three men were not aboard a flight from Hanoi to Vientiane Laos As h a d been expected and american Antiwar activists who obtained the release of the men issued a statement that the delay was apparently caused by fear that the released prisoners would be taken into custody by american military authorities. Gerald Gartley it of Greenville Maine and father of Navy it. Markham Gartley warned the delay on interference by the . Government and said the a Nixon administration should keep its nose out of this mrs. Barney Elias Mother of air Force maj. Edward Elias said she and her husband a Are very upset Over the apparent imposition by Hanoi of conditions for the release of the men including a guarantee that they would do nothing to further the american War Effort in Indochina. Mrs. Elias of Jacksonville 111., said she had thought there would be a no conditions except that they ask for their in Tampa Herbert Charles 65, and his wife had packed their suitcases in anticipation of a trip to new York to Greet their son Navy it. Norris Charles. A phone Call from the Navy saturday morning told them of the delay. A we were so disappointed a mrs. Charles said. A we had been looking Forward to seeing him. I done to know what to do now. I Don t know what could have happened. I Hope he hurries and comes . Ambassador g. Mcmurtie Godley and other officials were on band at the Vientiane Airport saturday to 72 Chevy Vega factory Power amp air auto., radio. Low Miles $2375. King motor Center 355-2911 a adv. Greet a russian Aeroflot Airliner from Hanoi. It Wasny to until the plane landed that Godley Learned the american pilots were not on Board. Godley had earlier told newsmen he intended to Board the plane to offer the freed prisoners whatever assistance he could give them. He denied that he intended to inform them that they were still under military orders. In Washington. Secretary of defense Melvin r. Laird said Friday a i certainly would recommend that these men turn themselves Over As soon As possible to their military previously released prisoners were quickly placed under military supervision prompting protests from Hanoi. Radio Hanoi on Friday charged that . Military officials were a flying in wait at Vientiane Airport in the Hope of a taking Possession of the three released pilots and returning them to . Military the broadcast stated that in order to avoid jeopardizing future prisoner releases the men should be allowed to Fly in civilian aircraft Given a 30-Day leave Given a Complete medical examination at the Hospital of their Choice and to do nothing to further the american War Effort in Indochina. Marianne Hamilton a passenger on the russian plane brought along a statement from the american Antiwar activists confirming the continued on Page 2a, col. 3 Saigon up a communist gunners fired 33 big soviet made rockets into the Danang air base at Dawn saturday killing two persons and wounding to others including three . Sailors. They also attacked South vietnamese positions farther South along the coast. A spokesman said one plane was struck on the ground two trucks destroyed and a number of buildings damaged in the Danang shelling which was seen As a possible prelude to communist attacks on South Vietnam a major cities in Advance of . Presidential elections. Up reporter Edward Bassett said Allied jets struck Back at communist troops near Quang Ngai City on Highway i about 75 Miles South of Danang and 318 Miles Northeast of Saigon. Bassett said bombs from the jets rattled windows in Quang Ngai for More than an hour while the warplanes bombarded suspected communist positions outside the town. Four government militia outposts have fallen to communists in the area during the past four Days. A we lose and regain these outposts every Day a one military source told Bassett. A this was going on before the March 31 communist offensive started. However if we lose a great Many of them it will Cut our inform continued on Page 2a, col. 5 campaigners get the kisses instead of giving hey politicians Are supposed to kiss babies not be on the receiving end from pretty Young ladies. But that was the c ase saturday. At left president Nixon is greeted in san Antonio and at right miss German american Elizabeth Roble kisses sen. George Mcgovern in new York. See related stories on pages 5a and 15a. / martial Law in Philippines called to curb communism Manila a president Ferdinand e. Marcos declared saturday night he imposed martial Law in the Philippines to save the Republic from a communist rebellion and to Reform society. The presidents remarks in what a inside today amusements 4-5b area business news 6b around the town 3b books 4-5e classified 2-14g commentary in crossword 11b editorial 2-3e financial 7-10b Garden 6f Horoscope in Sarasota a journal in the services modern living movies obituaries pet Patter sports travel weather women 11b 1-12f 4b 12a lib 1-8c 6-7e 2a mod see Section e guaranteed delivery of your Sarasota Harald Tribuna doas not Arriva Piton 955-4141 Bataan 1 30 . And 10 30 . And a paper will bad ant. South county Auba Crimora should Call 419-6767 and manat a subscriber. Call 746-6127. A nationwide radio and to broadcast came at the end of a period of about 12 hours in which the nation of 7,100 islands in the Western Pacific had been Cut off from the world by government ordered communications blackout. Marcos said an escalating threat of armed insurrection had prompted him to take a this e str constitutional Power to protect the he ordered martial Law Friday night after gunmen fired into the car of the Secretary of defense in what the government called an assassination attempt. The official was unhurt. Scores of political arrests were reported to have followed. Marcos emphasized in his broadcast that martial Law is not a military takeover of the civilian government but a measure to a Send the present National a Midnight to 4 . Curfew went into effect immediately Marcos said. Elements of the metropolitan police command or metro com set up checkpoints in the greater Manila area to enforce the curfew. Results of the martial Law decree were peaceful. The four million or so residents of the greater Manila area went about their Normal weekend activities. There was the usual Light saturday traffic throughout the City and people went to the movies and the supermarkets. The population missed the usual daily radio newscasts and newspapers however As metro com troops closed the City a eight major English language daily newspapers and about a dozen radio and television stations. Other measures contained co tinned of Page 2a. Col. I boat rentals 14�?T to 20�?T a he to 125-hp. Can non boat Dock 388-1311 a adv Federal flood insurance is swamped by confusion by Fred Mccormack Herald Tribune staff writer a if somebody is Able to totally understand this flood insurance mess every other Type of insurance underwriting should be Duck soup to him. A the words am from an Orlando insurance agent who generally is considered one of the states authorities of the controversial federally subsidized flood insurance program that is available to some Sarasota county residents. His comments underline what an increasing number of people Are feeling about the entire program that its very complicated that h can be ludicrously expensive and that it May be capriciously administered flood insurance first became a reality to Many Sarasota i in 1971 when Federal legislation created an emergency insurance program aimed at allowing owners of storefront property around the nation to Purchase relatively Low Cost Protection against flood damage. The rates were Low most homeowners could pts Chase $17,500 Worth of insurance on their Homes and $5,000 on furnishing for $40 or $50 yearly. But the understanding was that the insurance would be made available Only if the communities would agree to participate later in a regular flood insurance program federally subsidized and rated under specific guidelines that were bring formulated by the Federal department of housing and Urban development Hud. Earlier shia year Hud announced its requirements and very demanded that any county or municipality which wished to participate in the program quickly adopt a special ordinance establishing huds criteria governing the construction of Homes located within designated flood plans. Sarasota county already has passed such an ordinance but the City of Sarasota the town of longboat key the communities of Holmes Bech Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria have refused. Manatee county also is currently ineligible for flood insurance As is All of unincorporated Charlotte county. The controversy that surrounds the flood insurance program deals directly with several of the criteria promulgated by Hud. Many observers feel that huds building Elevation requirements a 13.5 Abo sea level in most Beach front areas in Sarasota county a Are totally unrealistic. They also believe that some of the other requirements Are preposterous. Like for example the one which patently demands that new additions to existing or commercial buildings be constructed at the Hud Lions regardless of the Elevation at which the original Structure was built. County officials readily admit they really done to know if this latter requirement must be adhered to and they be been turning All such queries Over to the building code Board of appeals the appointive body charged with passing judgment on questions concern building code regulations. One of the More distressing aspects of the new flood continued on Page a Cal. I it

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