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Anderson Daily Bulletin (Newspaper) - March 9, 1978, Anderson, Indiana Index PAGES Births .......... Comic* ......... Death*.......... Editorial*....... ....... 4 Entertainment . . . Family ......... ...... 7,8 I ei*ure......... Sport*.......... IF hat** I chere . . . . ....... 3 This pair of Anderson wrestlers kept opponents all wrapped up. For details see page 15. Up With People coming May 23 See page 7 Weather Mostly clear. Lows in the Iou to mirl 20*. Partly nun-ny Friday. Highn in the mirl IO*. Yesterday * high, 26. Overnight Iou*, 21. Precipitation, .(lo or a inch of snow. (Map on page 2.) Thursday, March 9, 1978 Vol. 93 No. 302 Anderson, Indiana Price Fifteen Cents U. S. going to court to stop coal strike By OWEN ULLMANN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) The Carter administration, trying to end the 94 day coal strike, is asking a federal judge to order 160.000 miners back to the pits and negotiators back to the bargaining table to write a new contract. Justice Department lawyers planned to seek a temporary but immediate injunction in U.S. District Court today under the strike-stopping provisions of the Taft-Hartley Act. The government is also prepared to seek contempt citations and fines against United Mine Workers locals and leaders and coal companies that defy the court order, said one official, adding, "There s not much point in getting the order if you're not ready to enforce it.” Before directing the attorney general to go to court. President Carter awaited receipt of a report by a fact finding panel. The board took testimony from 50 union and industry representatives Wednesday, then worked late into the night to complete its report on the bitter dispute and the chances of a settlement. The report contains no recommendations for ending the dispute and was not expected to affect White House strategy, but its delivery to the president is required by law before Carter can act. Meanwhile. Energy Department officials said Wednesday that coal deliveries have increased from non-union mines to hard-pressed electric utilities in the East and Midwest, bolstering critically low stockpiles and. the administration hopes, postponing for several weeks predicted extensive layoffs and power cutbacks. However. Energy Secretary James Schlesinger warned that the coal strike would put at least 3.5 million people out of work by the end of April if the walkout does not end within IO days. Coal-related layoffs affected fewer than 23.000 people by late February, he said. The temporary order presum ably would remain in force until the judge could hear arguments on a request for an 80-day injunction. Under Taft Hartley, the government must prove that continuation of a walkout would "imperil the national health or safety.” Administration officials have said miners could be back on the job by next week. but UMW leaders and members have predicted mass defiance of a back-to-work order There have been no industrywide negotiations since the contract was rejected, but preliminary indications of renewed national bargain ing surfaced Wednesday, when chief federal mediator Wayne Horvitz was understood to have met with two top industry officials. In other developments Wednesday: State officials in West Virginia predicted that a 30 percent cut in industrial and commercial power consumption in the northern part of the state beginning Wednesday would trigger 10.000 to 15.000 layoffs in West Virginia and parts of neighboring Ohio. The cutbacks were ordered because of low coal supplies. - The nation's steel and auto industries said dwindling coal supplies are resulting in smaller paychecks for their 1.2 million employees. who are working fewer hours to help conserve electricity. Election Board to decide constabless office fate By KEN de la BASTIDE Bulletin Staff Writer The Madison County Election Hoard will meet Friday morning to determine if the names of nine Democrats seeking the office of constable for several townships will be allowed to appear on the May primary ballot The problem began Dec. 20, 1977 when Indiana Attorney General Thomas Sendak declared the office of constable was still a valid office and instructed county clerks to accept the names of people seeking that office. On March 2, Sendak announced his earlier decision was incorrect and instructed the State Election Board to notify county clerks the office of constable was eliminated through intent by the statute that did away with the Justice of the Peace courts. His instructions indicated the office should not appear on the ballot in May. Sue Davis, a spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office, explained today that Sendak was approached by several members of the Indiana General Assembly who were influential in revising the Indiana court system. They said it was their intention to eliminate the office of constable. Bill Haan, chief deputy with the State Election Board, explained this morning he had notified all the county clerks that the office of constable was eliminated in all counties, with the exception of Marion County; thus, it could not appear on the May ballot. When Haan was informed that the Madison County Election Board will be meeting tomorrow to determine if the nine Democrats should appear on the ballot, he said, "These people will be elected to an office that does not exist. We will have to wait for a judicial interpretation of the intent of the law to determine if the constable’s office does exist,” Haan added. He explained Marion County was allowed to maintain the office of constable in conjunction with the small claims court that exists there. Madison County Clerk Thomas Newman Sr. told the Bulletin this morning he was informed by Sendak s office that the constable office no longer existed. "These people want to appear on the ballot. As far as I'm concerned they can, but the full election board will have to make the decision,” Newman said. The nine Democrats seeking the office are: Jay Gegenheimer, Union Township; Jim Morrison, Union Township; Thomas Dunlap, Union Township; Robert Trick. Anderson Township; Ronald Lloyd, Anderson Township; Earl Richmond, Anderson Township; Larry Richard Davis, Anderson Township; Ronald Davis, Richland Township and Raymond Hanna, Fall Creek Township. No See Page 9, Column I Author claims baby boy created NEW YORK (AP) - A boy created from a single cell of a wealthy unidentified man is "alive, healthy and loved today,” says the author of a book about the purported first cloning of a human being. Science writer David Rorvik was quoted as affirming the status of the 14-month-old child in a statement issued Wednesday by his publisher, J.B. Lippincott Co. The publisher and Rorvik’s agent declined to make the writer available for further questions. The book, "In His Image,” originally was scheduled for publication in June but the date was advanced to March 31. Cloning, the process of duplicating living things from an individual cell, has been used in creating plants and a frog but had never been attempted with humans. Scientists have expressed doubt that such an achievement as a human cloning would have gone unnoticed in the scientific world. But a Vermont doctor said Wednesday he believed Rorvik’s story. “Apparently, I’m about the only one,” said Dr. Landrum Shettles, a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology who had 27 years of experience in embryology at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City before he moved to Vermont in 1975. “From what experience I’ve had with him, I feel ifs an obligation to speak up and express my confidence.” Shettles, who with Rorvik co-authored a book called “Choosing Your Child’s Sex” in 1970, said that Rorvik approached him two years ago to aid an elderly, New Jersey multimillionaire who wanted to create an exact duplicate of himself through cloning. Shettles, quoted in a copyrighted story by the Burlington (Vermont) Free Press, said he had told Rorvik he needed time to do research and find a laboratory. He said he heard no more of the request until the London Times recently asked him about Rorvik. Rorvik said in the statement that scientists refined a cell-fusion technique for the alleged cloning in- See Page 9, Column I Coni trouble Non-United Mine Workers mined coal moves past an Ohio Coal and Construction Co. truck after a truck with 30.000 tons was run off the road by a red car containing three men. The Ohio Highway Patrol is guarding the trucks traveling to Ohio River Co. barges at Rayland. Ohio, for shipment to the Cincinnati Gas St Electric Co. liinrinW /V«i Senate offers compromise Energy bill moving again WASHINGTON (AP) House negotiators are tenderly examining a Senate natural gas compromise. conscious that any major revisions could easily doom Presi dent Carter’s energy plan. "We are down to the point where it may be this or nothing.” said Rep. Charles Wilson. D-Texas, a supporter of lifting federal price controls. House Democratic conferees spent several hours examining the Senate compromise offer on Wednesday and planned another closed door session today. "It’s a good basic proposal,” said Rep. Thomas Ashley, D-Ohio. the leader among House Democratic conferees. He said he was encouraged by the “upbeat posture” of the Senate conferees, who broke a three-month deadlock in reaching the compromise. The newest proposal in the almost yearlong congressional battle over Carter’s energy program would set a formula lifting controls over newly discovered natural gas by January 1985. If final agreement is reached on the natural gas issue, a settlement must also be reached on the tax portion of the president’s energy plan. Nonetheless, many congressional leaders on energy issues were optimistic on chances that the energy plan will emerge from Capitol Hill soon. Rep. Al Ullman, D-Ore., chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, said Congress probably could finish work on the energy bill by mid-April, exactly a year from the time Carter sent it to Capitol Hill. The Senate natural gas com promise is sufficiently generous to the oil and gas industry to have attracted the support of three Republican conferees, Pete V. Domenici of New Mexico, James A. McClure of Idaho and Mark Hatfield of Oregon. Their votes made it possible to break the impasse among 17 Sen ate conferees. Congressonal sources said House conferees are aware that significant revisions making the bill less appealing to the industry would jeopardize the compromise. # Meanwhile, the proposed settlement was denounced Wednesday by representatives of both extremes in the natural gas fight. Three Republican senators said the proposal does not provide adequate incentives for n« w production. Silence ends on JFK x-rays LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) Breaking a 15-year silence on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the radiologist who performed the autopsy X rays on Kennedy’s body said he agrees w ith the Warren Commission that the fatal shots came from the rear. Some critics of the Warren Commission report have suggested bullets striking Kennedy were fired from the front. Dr. John H. Ebersole, now chief of radiation therapy at Lancaster General Hospital, said his conclusions parallel those of the Warren Commission, which said the bullets were fired from somewhere behind the Kennedy motorcade. Warren Commission critics have claimed that bullets may have been fired from a position in front of the motorcade. Ebersole, formerly assistant chief of radiology at Bethesda, Md., Naval Hospital where the autospy was performed, said he was speaking out because he has been summoned to meet Saturday with investigators from the House Select Committee on Assassinations at the National Archives where the Xrays are stored. “I would say unequivocally the bullet came from the side or back,” Ebersole said. "The front of the body, except for a very slight bruise above the right eye on the forehead, was absolutely intact. It was the back of the head that was blown off. "There is no way that I can see on the basis of the X-rays that the bullet came from anywhere in the 180 degree angle to the front, assuming Kennedy was facing forward. It looked to me like an almost right to left shot from the rear.” Ebersole said he has not been told the reason for being called to meet with congressional investigators, but believes some pencil marks on X-rays may be puzzling them. Ebersole said he marked some of the Kennedy X rays at the request of the White House to assist a sculptor making a Kennedy bust. «
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