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a July 29, 1972 Tallahassee Democrat S. Viets Recapture City; Fighting Light SAIGON (AP) South Viet- retreating North Vietnamese namese infantrymen recap- engaged another government tured a third district town on force in house-to-house fighting the central coast Friday, but a few miles away. U.S. Says 12 Dikes Bombed WASHINGTON (AP) The State Department released Friday a U.S. intelligence study reporting bomb hits at 12 dike locations in North Vietnam but stating "the damage is minor." The eight U.S.

intelligence finding backed assertions by President Nixon Thursday denying Hanoi charges that the United States is trying to destroy North Vietnam's vital dike system. "Photographic evidence shows conclusively. that there has been no intentional bombing of the dikes," the U.S. intelligence study said. "A few dikes have been hit by stray bombs directed at military -associated targets nearby.

"The damage is minor and no major dike has been breached. "'The damage can be easily repaired- -in a matter of a few days--and has not been sufficient to cause any flooding. "No damage has been observed in the Hanoi area or against the primary dike system protecting that THE STATE Department refused to make public, at the same time, the aerial photographs on which the intelligence report was based. The pictures were said to have been taken July 10-11 and to have completely covered the entire Red River Delta area of northern North Vietnam. State Department officials said they expect Hanoi will come up with fresh claims of U.S.

bomb damage to the dike system. They said that publication of the U.S. photos would likely only meet with further photos put out by Hanoi alleging other damage. Nixon and other high U.S. officials say North Vietnam is engaged in a major propaganda campaign to persuade the world that American bombers are hitting at the dike system, destruction of which could cause untold civilian casualties in North Vietnam.

According to the U.S. intelligence survey, the photography showed a dozen locations where bomb craters were on dikes. State Department officials said that the 12 locations were all downstream, southeast of Hanoi, and thus not as potentially dangerous to the dike system as if they had been upstream. Halt Asked In the Trial Of Ellsberg YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) Attorneys in the Pentagon Papers trial flew from Los Angeles to Yakima on Friday for an unusual hearing before U.S.

Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, who was asked to decide whether to halt the trial temporarily. The hearing was requested by defense attorneys for Anthony Russo and Daniel Ellsberg. They sought time to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on whether they have the right to know which member of their defense team was overheard by a government wiretap.

Since the Supreme Court, now in summer recess, doesn't begin its fall session until October, a stay of the trial could mean a delay of several months, attorneys said. Asst. U.S. Atty. David Nissen said he and members of the prosecution team also would attend the Yakima hearing since Douglas had requested that the government be represented.

Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, the trial judge, U.S. District Court Judge Matt Byrne, postponed further proceedings.s Democrat's Own Weather Almanac Today is Saturday, July 29, the 211th day of 1972 with 155 to follow. The moon is between its full phase and last quarter. American novelist Booth Tarkington was born July 29, 1869. On this day in 1967, 129 men were killed when fire swept the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal off the coast of Vietnam.

FORECAST Fair today, becoming partly cloudy on Sunday. Slight chance of an afternoon thundershowers on Sunday. The high temperature today and Sunday will be in the mid 90's, the low in the morning near 70. Southwest winds 10 to 15 miles per hour, decreasing at night. Rain probability Sunday is 20 percent.

yesterday morning at SUN MOON Rise Set Rise Set Today 6:53 8:34 10:35 p.m. 10:10 a.m. Sunday 6:53 8:34 11:08 p.m. 11:15 a.m. APALACHICOLA RIVER DATA AT BLOUNTSTOWN Today 5.8 rising Tomorrow 5.7 falling RAINFALL Total 24 hrs.

ending midnight .0 Total this month 3.20 Total since Jan. 49.33 Below normal since July 3.56 Above normal since January 1 .7.97 the airport was 67, the high yesterday afternoon was 97. OUTLOOK Monday through Wednesday, partly cloudy with widely scattered showers. Highs around 90, lows in the low 70's. FLORIDA Prec.

Apalachicola 77 Daytona Beach 74 Ft. Lauderdale 93 79 Ft. Myers 93 75 Gainesville 95 72 Jacksonville 97 72 Key West 88 82 Lakeland 93 Miami 87 Ocala 98 74 Orlando 98 Pensacola St. Petersburg TALLAHASSEE W. Palm Beach 78 NATIONAL HL Prec.

Anchorage 62 .02 Atlanta 88 Birmingham 88 Boston 75 Charleston Charlotte .02 Chicago Cleveland Denver Des Moines Detroit Honolulu Houston Ind'apolis Kansas City .29 Little Rock 99 Los Angeles 101 Louisville 75 1.03 Memphis 94 Milwaukee 69 56 New Orleans 91 New York 82 65 Philad' phia 83 70 Phoenix 111 Richmond St. Louis San Francisco Seattle 80 Washington 80 Data From NATICNAL LEATHER SERVICE, NOAA, US Dept c' Commerce 80 80 STATIONARY Rain 90 Showers FORECAST 100 WARM Figures Show High Temperatures Expected For Daytime Saturday Iselated Precipitation Not Indicated Consult Local Forecast WEATHER -Rain and showers are forecast for today in the South from Texas to the East Coast. Showers are also expected in the South- west and west to the Great Lakes. (AP Wirephoto Map) 4 VETERAN RELEASED -Peter Mahoney of New Orleans (far right), the only one of the six Vietnam Veterans Against the War indicted by the grand jury in Tallahassee still in jail was released yesterday shortly after noon when $25,000 bond was posted for him. A small but warm reception of other VVAW members and friends met him Head Start Lags Perry Program Cited By HEW PERRY Federal funds are expected to start flowing back into the Head Start center here operated by the Taylor County Improvement Club, but program officials remain on notice that they must correct "certain program deficiencies." The U.S.

Department of Health, Education and Welfare's Office of Child Development withheld release of funds allocated to the Head Start center following an evaluation visit on July 10 and 11 by an HEW community representative. Barbara I. Whitaker, director of the Office of Child Development, told The Democrat the "routine monitoring visit" had turned up "certain practices of nepotism and conflicts of inter- est" which were in violation of federal guidelines. MRS. WHITAKER said HEW was also concerned about "the lack of certain fiscal by officials of local Head Start program.

The program, which is housed at the Gladys Morse Elementary School, has been sponsored by the Taylor Improvement Club for the past several years. About 200 pre-school children from low -income families are enrolled. After the deficiencies were revealed, Mrs. Whitaker said HEW set certain "prior to release of funds" conditions which had to be met by the local agency. Deaths Jack May Jack T.

May, 64, of Vandelia Road, died Thursday in the Ashton Wood Convalescent Center in Chamblee, after an extended illness. May was a native of Colquitt County, but lived in Tallahassee for the past 30 years. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Tallahassee. Survivors, include his wife, Grace O'Connor May, step-mother, Mrs. Charles May, Moultrie, daughter, Mrs.

Paul Glotzbach, Tanner Springs; three brothers, J. Edward May, Moultrie, Lewis May, Norman Park, and Ralph T. May, East Point, two sisters, Mrs. Ray Bryant and Mrs. Jerry Crosby, both of Moultrie.

Henderson Funeral Home in Moultrie is in charge of the arrangements. James Allen James F. Allen, 89, of Lanark Village, died Friday afternoon in the Carrabelle General Hospital after a lengthy illness. Allen lived in Lanark since 1957 and was a member of the local Presbyterian Church, American Legion Post 82 and a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, Mrs.

Lillias Allen; daughter, Mrs. Lilias Mudie, Lanark; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. R.L. Riley Funeral Home, Carrabelle, is in charge of the arrangements. John A.

Harris Sr. EAST POINT, Ga. John A. Harris 63, died here Friday morning. Harris was a native of Ohio and a former resident of Tallahassee.

He was a salesman for Martin Marietta, and a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church of Atlanta, Ga. Survivors include his wife, Martha Harris of East Point; one son, John A. Harris Jr. of West Palm Beach; three daughters, Mrs. William T.

Rankin of Dothan, Mrs. John McDermand of Edgemont, S.D., and Martha Hane Harris of East Point. Culley and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Mary L. Davis MONTICELLO Mary Lamar Davis, age 78, of 1571 Spruce died Friday afternoon in the Isle of Rest Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.

National Strike Britain's Major Ports Shut Down Field informants said about 1,000 government troops moved into the district town of Hoai An with "very light resistance, ending a three-month occupation by the Communist command. North Vietnamese troops who left the area Thursday night ran into another government unit on the outskirts of Bong Son, a district town five miles northeast. Hundreds of civilians fled their homes when house to house fighting erupted on the city limits, a witness said. But at last report the South Vietnamese were said to be "holding their own" against enemy troops estimated at battalion strength. A South Vietnamese drive through the northern part of Bing Dinh Province on the central coast has recaptured three district towns.

Bong Son, Tam Quan and Hoai An in 10 days. But spokesmen here said it was impossible to tell how much territory around the town is under government control and how much remains in enemy hands. The three districts had a combined population of 200,000 and a rich rice harvest prior to their occupation by North Vietnamese forces in late April and early May. The enemy took over a total of 14 district towns in South Vietnam during the first three months of their offensive. Government forces have since recaptured five of the townsthe three in Bing Dinh Province and two in Quang Tri Province.

The Communist command still controls six districts in the northernmost province of Quang Tri, one in the central highlands, and two in the 3rd military region near the Cambodian border north of Saigon. Still contested is the provincial capital of Quang Tri where government marines have replaced paratroopers who suffered heavy casualties in an unsuccessful assault on the city's inner Citadel. Spassky Causing Concern MOSCOW (AP) For the first time since the start of the world championship chess match in Reykjavik, Soviet chess commentators betrayed concern Friday that champion Boris Spassky might lose to challenger Bobby Fischer. One commentator said the eighth game Spassky debacle Thursday night was "the worst game of his career." Chess is taken seriously here, and any competition involving a Russian player or team against foreigners involves a certain amount of national prestige. And the Soviet chess establishment has long been unfriendly toward Fischer, especially after his antics preceding the start of the Reykjavik match.

Now, with Spassky seemingly on the ropes and trailing 5 to 3, a certain note of gloom has crept into reports in the governme! newspapers. Some park bench players have been heard to mutter that Spassky is "playing like a shoemaker." The official commentators are less acid. Thus Yakov Rokhlin, who comments on the match for the Soviet news agency Tass, could report there were those who saw some promise in Spassky's 15th move sacrifice. But by the end of the game he said the Soviet champion's defeat "was the result of two amazing mistakes on the 15th and 19th moves," adding: "It should be said it did not take much effort on the part of Fischer to capitalize on the material advantage of the white." And he concluded that with the score now 5 to 3, Spassky "should now display the maximum creative and technical efforts" to make a radical turn in the match. by Wohl 16 YoU LIFE ALL FUN AND GAmES ISN'T IT, TEDDY? LONDON (AP) A national strike by 42,000 longshoremen Friday shut down all Britain's major ports the lifeline of this island nation--and the government prepared to cope with a threat of economic paralysis.

There appeared no immediate danger of food shortages, however, and no moves to proclaim a state of emergency were likely before next week at the earliest. The strike idled more than 150 ships tied up in ports in England, Wales and Scotland. Between 400 and 500 more ships were estimated to be headed for or waiting outside British ports. Some of these were being diverted to other European ports. Agriculture Minister James Prior cautioned housewives against panic-buying for food, declaring: "There is plenty of food in the shops and a lot more in reserve.

With very few exceptions, like imported fruit, there is absolutely no reason why anyone should not be able to buy his usual food at the usual few increases were reported but most food prices remained unchanged. The government did not spell out what emergency steps might be taken, but it is known to have plans ready for declaring a state of emergency and has not ruled out eventual use of troops to move essential supplies if the strike persists. In the meantime, officials indicated they would await the outcome of a meeting Monday of the coauthors of a new management-labor plan overhauling the labor situation on the docks. It was this plan that the longshoremen rejected Thursday and which prompted them to call the nationwide strike. They claim the plan does not satisfy their demands for more job protection and higher severance pay.

The dock workers for loss of their jobs through increasing use of containerization at the ports. The strike also reflected the longshoremen's angry mood over Britain's controversial industrial relations law, aimed at curbing wildcat strikes and otherwise regulating labor relations. The workers also are protesting anew the jailing a week ago of five longshoremen for defying an industrial court order against illegal picketing. They were released Wednesday after a new plan for dock pay and job security was drawn up by a management-labor committee headed by the Transport and General Workers Union leader, Jack Jones, representing the dock workers, and Lord Aldington, representing the port employers. at the federal building when his release was signed.

On the front steps of the building are, from left, Alton Foss, Hialeah (indicted); William Patterson, Austin, Tex. (indicted); Wayne Beverly, Austin, Tex. (charged with contempt); Don Perdue, Hollywood (indicted); Jill Seiden and Mahoney. (Democrat photo by Sage Thigpen) GOP Poll Reveals Concerns DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Crime, drugs, inflation, reform of the welfare system and curbing federal spending rank highest among the concerns of persons responding to a Republican party questionnaire. Lt.

Gov. Roger Jepsen, chairman of the national Republican platform subcommittee on community and national development, released results of the questionnaire Friday. The committee conducted two nationwide polls, Jepsen said, and will use the respondents' answers to help determine what interests can testify before various platform subcommittees prior to the party's convention in Miami Beach, next Most respondents felt federal farm controls and supports should be continued, but with ceilings on the amount any single farm could receive. The question was asked, "Do you favor more, less or continuing the present Ivel of federal expenditures" for 15 categories. The majority thought more aid should be spent on aid to cities, aid to the elderly, crime control, consumer protection, drug abuse, education and environmental cleanup.

The majority felt less money should be allocated to agriculture, foreign aid, space exploration and welfare. The categories in which respondents felt aid should continue at present levels were national defense, housing and transportation. In job training, 37 per cent felt more money should be spent, 37 per cent felt aid should remain the same and 19.3 per cent said less money should be allocated. One poll was sent to 40,249 persons and 19.5 per cent responded, according to a statement from the platform committee. The second poll was mailed to 15,038 individuals and response was 10.3 per cent.

E. German Firing Hit By Brandt BONN, Germany (AP) Chancellor Willy Brandt's government condemned on Friday a border incident in which East German troops fired into West Berlin, and said such incidents harm efforts at normalizing relations between the two halves of divided Germany. Less than a week before the scheduled resumption of talks between East and West Germany on normalizing relations, the Bonn statement accused East German border guards of endangering the lives of West Berliners. In the incident Thursday, five of 40 shots aimed at a fleeing East German struck a heavily populated West Berlin apartment district. No one was hurt.

The bullets damaged one apartment kitchen, a garage door and three parked cars, West Berlin police said. The East German failed to reach the West and was seized by border guards. McGovern Attacks Nixon War Policy Miss Davis was a lifelong resident of Tallahassee. She was a retired state government secretary and a member of the Trinity Methodist Church. She is survived by one sister, Mrs.

B.A. Ragsdale Sr. of Tallahassee and a number of nieces and nephews. Culley Sons Funeral Home will handle arrangements. V.

K. Sullivan MAYO V. K. Sullivan, 46, died at Frazier Memorial Hospital in Macclenny Thursday following a brief illness. A native of Lafayette County, Sullivan was a mechanic employed by Ryder Truck Lines.

He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Margaret Sullivan, of Glen St. Mary; sons, Harlow, Von, Danny Mike Sulfour, livan, all of Glen St. Mary; one daughter, Debra Ann Taylor, of Whitehouse; three sisters, Myrtle McCray, Lizzie Single tary and Jean Portnoy, all of Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews. Joe P.

Burns Funeral Home of Perry is in charge of arrangements. Funeral Notices HARRIS, Mr. John age 63, of East Point, Georgia. Requiem Mass will be held at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church of East Point, Ga. at 10:00 A.M.

on Monday, July 31, 1972. Burial will be in the Roselawn Cemetery of Tallahassee at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, August 2, 1972 with Culley and Sons Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements. Survivors include: his wife, Martha; a son, John A. Harris, Jr.

of West Palm Beach, 3 daughters, Mrs. William T. Rankin of Dothan, Mrs. John McDermand of Edgemont, S.C. and Miss Martha Jane Harris of East Point, and a sister, Mrs.

Ruth C. Newton of Day- ton, Ohio. PETERSON, Mr. Maurice age 66, of 1514 Chowkeebin Nene, Tallahassee, Florida. Funeral services will be held at Lafayette Presbyterian Church at 10:00 A.M.

Monday, July 31, 1972 with the Rev. H. Gudger Nichols officiating. Burial will be in the Roselawn Cemetery. Culley and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include daughter: Mrs. Adeline Woodward of Adelaide, Australia. MAY, Jack T. age 64, Vandelia Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Tallahassee.

Interment will be at the Tallahassee Memory Gardens. The Elders Jay Lybert and Lincoln Barlow will be assisting. Survivors include his widow, Grace O'Connor May; step-mother, Mrs. Charles J. May of Moultrie, daughter, Mrs.

Paul Glotzback, Tanner Springs; three brothers, J. Edward May, Moultrie, Lewis May, Norman Park, and Ralph J. May, East Point, two sisters, Mrs. Ray Bryant and Mrs. Jerry Crosby, both of Moultrie.

Henderson Funeral Home, Moultrie is in charge of the arrangements. From Page showing Eagleton has been arrested for drunken and reckless driving. However, Anderson was quoted by a Washington newspaper as saying he "probably should have withheld" the story until he had an opportunity to check its authenticity. The Evening Star-News quoted Anderson as saying pressures of a "competitive situation" led him to broadcast the reports Thursday over his daily program on the Mutual Broadcasting System radio network. But Anderson said in Friday's broadcast that there was nothing wrong in quoting an anonymous source and that he had carefully worded the original broadcast Thursday.

In first broadcast Anderson said: "Eagleton has steadfastly denied any alcoholism in his past but we have now located photostats of half a dozen arrests for drunken and reckless driving." Later Anderson told reporters his source was a "former high Missouri who claimed to have been shown by a Missouri state policeman photocopies of arrest records charging Eagleton with offenses from drunken and reckless driving to speeding. Eagleton branded the report a "damnable and Missouri Highway Patrol Chief, E. I. Hockaday, denied that any such records existed. HALLETT Think of Tomorrow and The ones you love Since 1908 CAPITAL STONE 508 W.

Gaines WE'VE MOVED! Culley and Sons, Tallahassee's oldest funeral home, has moved to 1737 Riggins Road to provide better service, quiet surroudings, and more parking. CULLEY AND SON'S NEW LOCATION MICCOSUKEE RD. Phillips Rd. CAPITAL RIGGINS CIRCLE TENN E. TENNESSEE ROAD To Jacksonville ULLEY SONS Funeral Home "A Name You Can Trust" SERVICE MEAM.

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