Middlesboro Daily News, March 16, 1974

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March 16, 1974

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Middlesboro Daily News (Newspaper) - March 16, 1974, Middlesboro, Kentucky VOL. 62 City Tri-State NEWS At-A-Glance Nation World THE FINAL DAY OF THE ncxt-to-last week of the 1974 Kentucky senate session Friday saw passage of 28 bills, two defeats and one recommittal to committee. No major'bills were passed, including the half-dozen bills which no go to the governor having passed the house earlier this session by wide margins. Defeated were bills concerning returnable bottles and the price of beer. NASHVILLE POLICE CHIKF JOE Casey says drug trafficking is Nashville's biggest crime problem. "I think the biggest problem in the community is said Case, announcing Thursday the formation of a 34-man squad to crack down on illegal drug traffic. Casey said many addic's' in Music City have habbits. "No one can work and support a drug habit like that at the same he said. U.S. SEN. WILLIAM L. Scott, R-Va., says the way to end the fuel shortage is to let petroleum prices rise. The fuel shortage is real, Scott said Friday, but the forces of the free market could correct it if left to themselves. "The answer to the energy crisis is more energy, not Scott said at a news conference in his Richmond office. THE KENTUCKY HOUSE OF representative Friday passed a bill to allow some local school districts to raise their school tax levy. The bill would allow those school districts with a school property tax rate under 50 cents per hundred dollars of assessed valuation to raise their levy by five cents a year to a maximum increase of 20 cents, or until they reached the 50-cent level. KENTUCKY MOVED A STEP toward becoming the last state in the nation with an automobile title law Friday when the state house of representatives passed such a measure. The bill, which will not go into effect until 1977, passed 44-19 after lengthy debate as to its need at this time. Opponents said the measure should be.studied over the interim since it would not go into effect until after the next legislature anyway. A'HEARING IN NASHVILLE which might lead to a new trial for the convicted assassin of Dr. Martin Luther King was transferred to federal court at Memphis Friday because most of the witnesses are from that area. Judge L. Clure Morion said all further proceedings in the case in- volving James Earl Ray's charges that he was coerced into pleading guilty would be heard in Memphis, "because most of the witnesses are from Shelby WEATHER CLOUDY Mostly cloudy and cooler today with a chance of oc- casional light rain. Possibly mixed with light snow. Daytime temperatures mostly in the 40s. Clearing and colder tonight with lows of 22 to 32. NATION FORMER HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING champion Jack Dempsey was in fair condition today at Jewish Memorial Hospital in New York where he was admitted after com- plaining of head pains. The 78-year-old Dempsey, who held the crown from 1919 to 1926, was admitted Tuesday. A hospital spokesman said he suffered from "tension which may be a result of problems with.a restaurant he operates on New York's Broadway. VICE PRESIDENT GERALD FORD said Friday the House Committee staff looking into impeachment had gone "beyond the scope" of its responsibility, and urged com- mittee members to make their own judgements.. Ford, visiting The Citadel to receive an honorary degree, said in his view of the staff of the House Judiciary Committee investigating the possible impeachment of President Nixon is exerting too much influence on the committee members. WORLD FIRST LADY PAT NIXON was heading back to the United States on her 62nd birthday today after momentarily stealing the lime-light at the inauguration of Brazilian President Ernesto Geisel. NEWLY INAUGURATED VENEZUELAN President Carlos Andres Perez faces an outbreak of guerrilla violence reminiscent of the 1960's when he battled terrorists as the country's interior minister. Leftist guerrillas claimed responsibilily Friday for a S20 million warehouse blaze one of the worst fires in Caracas history as well as a bank robbery. A number of bombs were planted in the capital, but none went off. I What's Going On March 16, Open meeting and covered dish dinner, Junior Order U.A.M. and wives. I.O.O.F. Lodge. State officer, special guesl. 7 p.m. March 16, Open meeting and covered dish dinner, Junior Order U.A.M. and wives. I. 0. 0. F. Lodge. Slate officer, special guest. March 16, Movies in the Park, 11 a.m., will feature "Toy Train" and "A Matter of Time." March 16, Dance at Pine Mountain Moose Lodge featuring Mike Mills and the Branch Boys, 9 p.m. to l a.m. Members and guests. March 16. Middlesboro Country Club, live dinner music, dinner served 7 to 11 p.m. March 17, Potluck dinner and Iry-ouls for Middlesboro I.illte Theatre. Middlesboro Country Club. p.m., public ns well ns MLT members invited. March 17, Middlesboro Appalachian Regional Hospital Auxiliary general meeling, ECF Classroom, 3 p.m. March 18, Tri-Slale Saddle Club Quarter Horse Movie, Kentucky Utilities, 7 p.m. March 10, 1964 Middlesboro High School class reunion commitlee meeting, p.m. Middlesboro Federal Savings and Loan Community Room. March 25. Cumberland Chapter 170. DAR. Rose Hill, Va., p.m. The Home Daily of the CumberlancU MIDDLESBORO, KENTUCKY SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 1974 10 CENTS Arabian Oil Minister Says Lower Oil Price Sought April 1 Marching for St. Judes These Middlesboro High School students will be among the approximately 50 students who will visit homes in Mlddlesboro Sunday afternoon to collect donations for St. Judes Children; Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. First to be visited was Mrs. Herbert Jones of Loth- bur y Avenue. From left, the students are Tim Matthews, Steve Emmett, and Mike Tamer. St. Judes Hospital is the hospital (hat entertainer Danny Thomas has dedicated so much time, effort, and money to help support. By KERRY VVIMMEK VIENNA (UPI) Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ahmed Zaki. Yamani said today he would ask fellow members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to reduce crude oil prices after April 1. Asked by newsmen if he would seek a price reduction at today's meeting of OPEC oil ministers, Yamani replied "yes" butdeclined to elaborate. He then entered the opening session of a meeting of the world's leading oil ministers, assembled to fix petroleum price tags. Venezuela's Mines Minister Valentin Hernandez said in an interview his country would resist price reductions. TheOPEC economic commis- sion is expected to recommend another price boost, despite a 300 per cent increase in the last five months. The OPEC bloc includes producers of 85 per cent of the world's oil Arab nations and four non-Arab producers. The Organization ol Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) is expected to an- nounce at a meeting Sunday that it will lift the oil boycott imposed against the United States during the October Middle East war to pressure it away from what they see as a pro-Israeli policy. Oil Minister Interviewed Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ahmed fciki Yamani, inter- viewed upon his arrival Friday, said, "The embargo will be lifted." Asked about the conditions for ending the boycott, he responded, "These will be discussed Sunday." Yamani was quoted by the semi-official Egyptian newspa- per Al Ahram today as saying that the United States supports total Israeli withdrawal from the occupied Golan Heights. The 12 members of OPEC decided in Geneva on Jan. 9 to freeze crude oil prices until April 1. Iranian Finance Minis- ter Jamshied Amaouzegar said then that if the industrialized nations of the West failed to take steps to curb inflation and oil company profits, the export- ers would again increase the price of crude oil. Conditions Not Met "These conditions have not been an OPEC official said. Saudi Arabia was the only OPEC member opposed to increased prices again, Continued on Page 8 of- White House Claims Tax Deduction Valid Mountain Delegation Obtains Severance Tax Funds for Home By HERBERTSPARROW FRANKFORT, Ky. (UPI) The "mountain delegation has "turned persistence into victory in their efforts to return part of the coal severance tax to coal producing counties. Gov. Wendell Ford presented an amendment that would return part of the coal tax to the 40 coal producing counties for industrial development. The amendment is a refinement of an amendment Howard Hearing Postponed The Board of Zoning Ad- justment for the city of Mid- dlesboro met yesterday af- ternoon to hear a case in- volving complaints that had been registered by persons living in the vicinity of Howard and Howard Trucking In- dustries in the Binghamtown section of the city. The board which consists four members had one member, William Smith, absent and decided therefore that it could not'hear the case. According to a motion by the attorney representing the Howard interest, Joe Nagle, the city ordinance relating to the case states that a judgement to stop the operation of a business have four concurring votes of the Zoning Board. Without Emith being present, the board therefore could not hold the hearing. Board chairman Bruce Lowe Continued on Page 8 the stubborn mountain men a coalition of 20 Eastern Kentucky State Represen- tatives were able to get tacked onto a bill. The delegation had originally tried to put the amendment onto the governor's budget last week during a stormy session, but were repulsed by some administration political arm- twisting which left'a'bad taste in some of their mouths. However, the mountain delegation met during a recess in Thursday's session and agreed to support Ford's amendment, which was added to a senate bill Friday funding the legislative board of ethics. The house Democratic majority also caucused and agreed to support the amend- ment. Ford's amendment would base the appropriation to the counties upon the difference between the estimated coal tax and the actual amount collected in each fiscal year. Would Take' Raise in Salary Middlesboro Police Judge William "Bill" Burch, in commenting yesterday on a raise in salary discussed at previous meetings of the city council, stated Dial he "had never asked for a raise." He stated that several members of the council had "discussed" the matter with him in the past but he had not brought the subject up. However, he added that if he were offered "a rise I would sure lake it." The mountain amendment would have sent one-half of the excess above the million and million estimated coal senate-paused next two years back to the counties after all budgel needs had been met. The governor's amendment would also allocate the money to the counties on the basis of their contributions to the severance tax instead of the tonnage of coal produced as in. the original mountain amend- ment. The amendment will also establish an advisory com- mittee, -which ..will include members of the mountain delegation, to advise in the expenditure of the money, with the local fiscal courts recommending projects. Ford said he supported the concept of the mountain Continued on 1'agc 8 By MIKE FEINSILBER WASHINGTON (UPI) -The White House claims that a document which would prove the validity of President Nixon's lax deduction for the gift of his vice presidential papers is lost, according to congressional sources. The sources said Friday the White House reported it has been unable to find the original deed of the gift to the National Archives. The deed would be needed to establish the gift was made, as the White House claims, before July.25, when a new law declared such charitable donations no.ndeduc- tible. President Nixon says he may wind up owing several hundred thousand dollars in back taxes because of the "debatable, technical point" over whether the paperwork on the gift was completed in time. "If it was completed in time, as I understand it, I get the he said Friday. "If it was not completed in time, I pay the tax and the government gets to keep the papers. Continued on Page 8 Revised Energy Bill To Replace One Vetoed MLT Holds Potluck, Tryouts Sun. A combination pot luck dinner and try-outs for the Middlesboro Little Theatre will be held Sunday at the Middlesboro Country Club. The dinner will start at p.m. with'the try-outs following. The first play, to be co-directed by Kelley Clore and Juanita Smith, will be "Low and Behold." MLT members have been urged to attend and bring a covered dish. Others interested in becoming MLT members are also invited. WASHINGTON (UPI) Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash., and Rep. Harley O. Slaggers, D-W.Va., said Friday they would introduce a revised version of the emergency energy bill next week. President Nixon, who veloed Ihe original bill March 6, meanwhile told a Chicago businessmen's luncheon that Ihe crisis was not contrived by the oil companies and the way to end shortages was "not to demagogue about it but do something about it." Jackson and Staggers i ndica t- ed compromise had been reached on key provisions of thenewbill, including eliminat- ing the controversial oil price rollback opposed by Ihe Presi- dent. They said other questions still had to be settled before Ihe bill is introduced Tuesday, but it was learned the measure will contain authority to impose rationing. In other energy develop- ments: Arabian Oil Minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani said the Arab oil embargo against Ihe United Stales "will be probably Sunday- but oil ex- porting nations said crude oil prices would continue to rise. King Hussein said the world energy shorlage and resloration of Irue peace in the Middle East will happen only if Israel wilhdraws from occupied Arab lands. Ambassador Marccll Cadieux said his nation's crude oil exports lo the United States will decline over the rest of the decade unless Canada is able to find and develop new energy resources. Jackson also accused the major oil companies of using a loophole in petroleum regula- tions to double the price of crude oil. The loophole, said Jackson, consisted of setting up new wells at established oil fields to get around price regulation. Continued on Page 8 Location Change For BPW Meeting The meeting place of tonight's session of the District XI Business and Professional Woman's Clubs has been changed, a spokesman for the organization announced. Originally scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight in the meeting room of the Middlesboro Federal Savings and Loan Association building, the meeting has been switched to Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn. Nixon Says Resignation Would be 'Easy Cop Out' By HELEN THOMAS UPI While House Reporter WASHINGTON (UPI) President Nixon lold a friendly gathering of business execu- lives Friday that resignation would be an "easy cop out" thai would deslroy Ihe presi- dency. He branded Ihe Walcr- gale charges against him totally false. In his appearance before HID Executive Club of Chicago. Nixon also warned European leaders Dial "Ihe day of the one-way slrecl is and vowed lhal he will nol stand for Europe uniting against Ihe Unilcd States while still relying on Ihe United States for military support. Nixon fielded 14 questions in Ihe nationally televised, hour- long session and repeated several times lo an applauding audience that he has no intention of quilling Ihe While House. The appearance was one of a series Nixon has undertaken to bolster his sagging popularily and lo rcslore trust in his adminislralion. They'll Meet in Nashville He flics to Nashville, Tenn., late this afternoon, where he will meet Mrs. Nixon for a celcbralion of her hirl- hday. He also will dedicate Ihe new home of Ihe Grand Old Opry. The Firsl Lady will arrive from South America, where she has been on a six- day good-will lour. During his session with business leaders, mnny of whom contribuled heavily to his re-elcclioncampaign, the Presi- dent also- he may refuse lo give Ihe House Judiciary Committee any further evi- dence for its impeachment inquiry, declaring he would nol grant investigators a "fishing license" to "paw" through confidential White House files. (he commitlee lo follow the Constilulion in defining an impeachable of- fense and urged the panel to complcleits inquiry promptly. there "may be evidence" that he owes more on his federal income taxes because Ihe paperwork on his donalion of his vice presidentialdocumcntsmaynol Continued on Page 8 UMJ _ FaKt N f! It's Clear Whom They Back! When Mona linker and Kim Splllman showed up for a dchalc In I heir English class at MM- cllesboro High School, they Icfl little clouhl which side Ihey were on. The question before; Ihe drfoatnrs was "Should President Nixon lx> Arguing Ihe affirmative were Theresa Howling ntul Cnrol Timicll. Mike Vaughn participated ns secretary. The debate was held In Miss Eiilllc ,lrnn Mclladp's Hnglliih class. ;