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Anderson Daily Bulletin (Newspaper) - March 6, 1978, Anderson, Indiana Index PAGES Births............... 12 Comics ..............19 Deaths.............3,12 Editorials............ 4 Entertainment........14 Family emphasis .... 8-10 Sports............15-18 What’s where.........12 I LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Larry Flynt, owner of Hustler magazine, was shot In the stomach Monday while walking on a street outside a courtroom where he Is on trial on charges of distributing obscene materials, the Georgia State Patrol reported. The patrol said Flynt was taken to Button Gwinnett Hospital and was expected to survive the attack. A reporter for WGST radio in Atlanta, who has been covering Flynt’s trial, said that Flynt and a man walking with him were hit by gunfire. There was no immediate word on who the assailant was or what type of gun was used. Fast finish gives Indiana spot in NCAA tournament See page 16 Weather Partly sunny and mild. Highs in the upper 30s to low 40s. Increasing cloudiness tonight with a 30 percent chance of light snow developing towards morning. Lows in the mid to upper 20s. Cloudy Tuesday with a 40 percent chance of light snow in the morning changing to rain by afternoon. Highs around 40. Yesterday's high, 22. Overnight low, 21. No precipitation. (Map on page 2.) %nUvmn Bnlldm Monday, March 6, 1978 Anderson, Indiana Vol. 93 No. 299 Price Fifteen Cents T aft-Hardey invoked on strike’s 91st day Photon by Michael A. Brown Crowded at North Anderson; comfortable at Forest Hills Student crunch overcome By DONNA DOUGLAS Bulletin Staff Writer The energy crunch has caused inconveniences for many, but teachers and students at College Corner Elementary, an all-electric school, have been especially inconvenienced. Fortunately, one rather poor situation has been cleared up with some 30 third-graders returning to a normal learning environment today. All students at College Comer had been transferred to other schools. One class in particular was squeezed into an art room at North Anderson Elementary for six days. The small room was fine for art instruction, but for 30 third-graders, their teacher, their supplies and books, the room was just too small. The acoustics were also meant to carry noise instead of softening them. The teacher found . the situation almost impossible as did several parents who voiced their concerns to administrators. After conferences with the principal at College Comer and visits by Dr. Harold Gallagher, superintendent of Anderson Community Schools, and Robert Stinson, assistant superintendent in charge of elementary education, the students have been transferred to a classroom at Forest Hills Elementary, a room much more suited for learning. A check at the school this morning proved the students are comfortable and returning to their books after having been transferred for the second time. According to Gallagher, “We made the best decision we could at the time.” Until he visited the school Thursday, he did not know how small the room was nor that the students had been sitting on benches without back supports. After checking with Forest Hills’ Principal Lowell LaGarde Saturday, Gallagher made the decision to move the students. The situation for other College Comer students is not optimum but not as poor as the one corrected, Gallagher said, although the teachers and students are adjusting. “The optimum would be to open College Corner, but until the energy situation improves it’s impossible,” he said. Current cutbacks and other energy-saving measures for ACS will be observed as long as the energy crunch continues, Gallagher added . WASHINGTON (AP) — President Carter invoked the Taft-Hartley Act on Monday, seeking to compel striking coal miners to return to work after a three-month strike because "the country cannot afford to wait any longer.” He suggested that the miners be paid at higher rates while they work under court order during the 80-day back-to-work period he seeks. Carter said he expects the miners to abide by federal law, which provides for the 80-day cooling-off period under federal court injunction. He called the Cabinet and congressional leaders to the White House for separate meetings. Today’s expected action would find miners ordered back to the pits within a few days. One'official said a federal judge could get the request to order an 80-day “cooling-off” period by Wednesday. But there were indications that some miners, following their overwhelming rejection of a contract to end the nation’s longest mine walkout, would not honor a back-to-work order. Even if the miners return, the first trainloads of coal would not enter the nation’s energy pipeline for one week to two weeks, depending on the condition of the mines, according to coal industry spokesmen. As the strike, which began Dec. 6, went into its fourth month today, Carter scheduled his announcement after planned meetings with congressional leaders and his Cabinet. With returns in from 88 percent of the United Mine Workers 794 locals, the vote was 79,753 to 34,689 against the pact, a margin of more than 2-to-l. Some predicted the strike would continue. “I think we’ve got no choice but to stay out on strike,” the president of a West Virginia local said. While a Kentucky miner predicted federal action would not succeed unless Carter coupled Taft-Hartley with government seizure of the mines, a Virginia UMW official predicted that tactic would also fail: “If that’s his (Carter’s) attitude . . . , then he might as well get his pick and shovel and do it himself.” One government official said Carter had not ruled out even tually asking Congress for authority to seize mines. In Gary, W.Va., however, where the proposed contract was approved by a single vote, one man said miners have “been out for three months, and they want to eo to work.” Union President Arnold Miller said in an interview Sunday that any government action “will cause some violence in the coalfields.” As Miller arranged to be in Washington today to meet with top union officials, there were growing indications of the strike’s deepening effects: —    The chairman of Carter’s Council of Economic Advisers, Charles L. Schultze, said that without increased coal production, more than a milion people could be laid off by the end of March. —    Energy Secretary James Schlesinger said up to 3‘/2 million people could be out of work by late April if the strike lasted that long. —    Some local generating plants in the hardest-hit eastcentral states reported less than a 20-day supply of coal on hand. City puts brakes on massage parlor law Church will try again for Fifth St. rezoning Despite a rezoning denial two weeks ago by the Anderson Plan Commission, the Church of God has not given up on its plans to construct a $7 million, 182-unit housing complex for retired people at the corner of Fifth Street and Nursery Road. Dr. Marvin Hartman, president of the church’s Board of Church Extensions and Home Missions, said today another Church of God rezoning request will be on the agenda of the March 23 Plan Commission meeting. The commission’s previous denial was on a request for a change from single-family residential to light industrial zoning. That was the only zoning class which would have allowed 182 units on that amount of property (about nine acres). Hartman said the new request will be for a change to multi-family residential zoning. For that to be acceptable to the Plan Commission under housing density requirements, the amount of land the complex will be on must be increased. That will be achieved, Hartman said, by the Board of Extensions (developer for the project) buying a “very small strip” of additional land from Warner Press Inc. Warner Press owns the nine acres which was up for the previous rezoning and owns other property adjoining that parcel. The Plan Commission denied See Page 5, Column 3 The local city administration has slowed efforts to pass a massage parlor ordinance at the request of Mayor Robert L. Rock and others, City Attorney Marvin Clanin said today. It was expected the proposed ordinance licensing massage parlors would be on the agenda for this Thursday’s Anderson City Council meeting. But the ordinance is not on the agenda, and Clanin said Council President John German will appoint a council committee “to study possible revisions to it (the proposed ordinance).” The city attorney said city officials have received letters from various individuals and businesses “expressing concern about some of the provisions of the ordinance.” Clanin added that Rock asked for further study of the ordinance “to alleviate some of the concerns of those other people (the letter writers).” German and Rock were both unavailable for comment today. However, German has stated in the past he personally feels that if someone wants to get a massage, he or she should be able to do so without a hassle. Clanin noted that the “primary objective” of the ordinance is to license and regulate certain types of establishments, and not the prosecution of individuals for illegal acts. The city attorney said he himself still has some questions about the ordinance (which was written by assistant city attorney Fred Spencer and based on an Indianapolis law), and Clanin added it was his own idea for German to appoint a council committee to study the matter further. Spencer was also unavailable for comment this morning. The Anderson Safety Board had approved the proposed ordinance but recommended some changes. Clanin said the board was vague about the changes it wanted, but board members reportedly believe it is the council’s job to make revisions in the ordinance. i never had By BARB ALBERT Bulletin Staff Writer Third of a three-part series “I hated to go to the trustee. I never had to ask for help before.” This statement expresses the proud feelings of an Anderson woman who has experienced more than her share of hard luck. She prefers not to be named, so she’ll be called Mrs. Smith. Most of her problems are medical ones, which prevent her from working — something she has been accustomed to doing all her life. Mrs. Smith’s kidneys do not function, so she has to spend six hours a day, three days a week on a dialysis machine. This machine serves as her kidneys by removing the poisons from her blood and water from her body. She is completely incapacitated while on the machine and feels ill effects for hours after its use. “It takes the strength right out. of your body, and I get dizzy and weak. I have no feeling sometimes in my legs, feet and hands, but I have to keep using them anyway.” Because the dialysis machine removes her blood, cleanses it and puts it back in her body, her blood vessels are contracting and expanding frequently. While on the machine, she can go into a state of shock or start vomiting or fainting if too much water is removed. Mrs. Smith is 63 years old, so she cannot recover from the effects as easily as a younger person. “They tell me the effects will wear off and I’ll get better. . . but I can only live 10 to 13 years on a dialysis machine,” Mrs. Smith said. But she doesn’t wallow in self-pity. She has been living by herself since 1958, and has been self-sufficient until her kidneys failed last October. “I’ve always worked and taken care of myself. When I was 15 I left home and worked in a factory many years.” Mrs. Smith also worked as a nurses’ aid at two local hospitals and in private homes caring for sick persons. , She lives on $217 a month from Social Security. Out of this money, she pays her trailer lot rent, electricity, gas, insurance for herself and her trailer, Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Medicaid, food, medical supplies, telephone and car maintenance. Needless to say, she cannot meet all her expenses every month. The Anderson Township trustee gave her money for food stamps and medical supplies, but could not pay her telephone bill unless she received a disconnect notice. “The trustee’s office was very nice, but they couldn’t help me,” she said, referring to her telephone. She needs the phone to make long distance calls to Indianapolis about the machine. Medical problems are not new to Mrs. Smith. She has had 10 surgeries, including several for cancer. Her breasts and part of her bowels have been removed. But her faith has helped her, she said. “The Lord has provided so far. I don’t know how he’s going to do it now, but I depend on the Lord so much.” Mrs. Smith wants to get better so she can start teaching Sunday school and going to church again. She also wants to volunteer her services in nursing homes because she has always wanted to help older people who are neglected. She can’t get outside because of the weather, but she said she keeps busy at home writing letters and caring for herself. Mrs. Smith also has to take time to take 34 pills every day. Pat Earlywine, caseworker for Anderson Township trustee, said Mrs. Smith’s problems are compounded because a lot of her expenses aren’t covered by existing programs. But Mrs. Smith isn’t real worried—she says the Lord will provide. Hop Greg White in All of the hopin’ and prayin’ done in the stands couldn’t keep four teams from hitting the sidelines as the Anderson sectional basketball tournament got under way Saturday at the Wigwam. For a look at the tournament, see page 15.