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   Middlesboro Daily News (Newspaper) - May 31, 1974, Middlesboro, Kentucky                             VOL. 63 The Home Daily of the MIDDLESBORO, KENTUCKY FRIDAY MAY 31, 1974 1174. KtnlKJiy he. rt lithl' 10 CENTS City Tri-State NEWS At-A-Glance Nation World KY.-TENN.-VA. U.S. REP. FRANK STUBBLEFIELD, D-Ky., said Thursday he did not plan to seek a recanvass of returns in Tuesday's primary in which he lost his bid for a ninth consecutive term to State Sen. Carroll Hubbard, of Mayfield. The 1st District Congressman said he was not making any accusations of irregularities in his district's primary. AN INVESTIGATION BY THE Virginia Stale Crime Commission apparently will be made to determine if the state Fire Marshal's files on subversive and other allegedly dangerous groups are really necessary. Fire Marshall C. Mullen Jr., says files are kept only on groups suspected of being potential bombers or aronists, but state Sen. Stanley L. Walker, chairman of the Crime Commission, considers the records "alarming." FIVE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN indicted in connection with an extortion attempt in which the assistant manager of a K- mart store in Nashville was forced at gunpoint to drop off in exchange for his wife, who was held hostage. Two of the five indicted by the federal grand jury Thursday are minors who likely will be processed separately under the federal juvenile delinquency act, according to U.S. attorney Charles H. Anderson. Conviction for the other three could bring 20-year jail terms and fines each. DESPITE THE HEAVY MEMORIAL Holiday weekend travel, virtually all of Kentucky's service stations will have enough gas to last until new shipments begin arriving next week. Only 4 per cent of the stations surveyed along the state's major highways were out of gasoline and just 3 per cent were found to be allocating, according to this week's fuel gauge survey by the Blue Grass and Louisville Automobile Clubs. THE NEW VIRGINIA energy office, created Thursday, will help Virginia learn to get along with fewer fuel resources by coordinating all the state's efforts in the energy field, Gov. Mills E. Godwin Jr. says. A DEMOCRATIC CATHOLIC NUN says she wants to oppose Republican Congressman Dan Kuykendall this year for the Bin District seat. Sister Mary Anne Guthrie, director of health and welfare for the Catholic Diocese of Memphis, said Thursday she will formally announce her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the 8th District seat next week. JOE JASPER, AN URBAN councilman in Lexington, Thursday filed suit in Fayette Circuit Court seeking to block a bond issue for construction of a proposed million Lexington Civic Center. Jasper said in his suit, however, that he filed it as a citizen, not in his official capacity as councilman. He seeks a temporary injunction and writ of prohibition to halt the first mortgage on the revenue bond series. Guns Falls Silent on Golan Heights Peace Agreement Finally Signed By JOHN A. CALLCOTT GENEVA (UPI) and Syria signed a formal agree- ment today to separate their warring armies on the Golan Heights, bringing the troubled Middle East a step closer to a lasting peace. With the United Nations acting as neutral chairman and the representatives of United States, Soviet Union and Egypt looking on, army generals from the two nations signed the pact in Geneva's ornate Palais des Nations. On the battlefield miles away, Israel andSyria reported heavy artillery and. tank clashes only hours before the signing of the historic pact worked out by Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. The agreement called for an immediate cease-fire on the Golan Heights, exchange of Weather Mostly cloudy and warm with thundershowen likely today and tonight. Highs In the 80s. Showers ending and turning cooler tonight. Lows mid 50s to low 60s tonight. Showers ending early Saturday with decreasing cloudiness and cooler. Highs in the 70s. NATION "A HELL OF A LOT OF DEALING" may determine who is nominated for the state Supreme Court, according to Tennessee political insiders at Nashville. The center of the candidates' attention is the state Democratic .Executive Committee, which meets Saturday to narrow the can- didates from the present eight to five. SEN. GEORGE D. AIKEN, R-Vt., says the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hasn't functioned as well as it could have in recent years because of preconceived ideas and presidential hopefuls in its ranks. Aiken, dean of the Senate and ranking Republican on the committee, said Sen. John J. Sparkman, D-Ala., would be "pretty fair" as suc- cessor to longtime chairman J. William Fulbright, defeated for renomination this week in the Arkansas primary. AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH Co., has agreed to settle a job discrimination complaint by paying million in back salary and wage adjustments to management level employes, the government announced today. said it would pay million in back wages to the employes, the Equal Employment Opportunity Com- WORLD TERRORISTS ATTACKED A SOCIALIST Workers Party meeting with machine guns, kidnaped six persons and killed three of them, police said today in Buenos Aires. A party spokesman said 15 men fired at least 100 rounds of automatic weapon and light machine gun fire into the meeling Thursday in Ihe northwest Buenos Aires suburb of General Pacheco. What's Going On May 31 "Music Man" al Lincoln Memorial Auditorium, Duke Auditorium, 8 p.m., EDST. Directed by Mabel Smith. June 3, American Legion Auxiliary meeting at p.m. Special program on Civil defense and emergency planning. June 3, Music students of Mrs. Herman Matthews will present a i ccilal at the First Baptist Church, p.m. June4 Members of ADK will have Ihcir picnic meeting at the collage of Mrs. Stacey Harrlman at Cape Norrls at 12 noon. June4 and Junc7, Mrs. Nat Fugate will present her piano students In rccilal at the Middleaboro High School Auditorium, 8 p.m. prisoners from the 1973 Middle East War and troop pullbacks within four weeks. The pact paved the way for resumption of full-scale Middle East peace talks. In the muraled Council Chamber of the palace, Maj. Gen. Herzl Shafir of Israel and Gen. Adnanwajih Tayara of Syria sal across from each other at separate tables that were covered in green baize. At another table between them sat the official witness, Gen. Ensio Siilasvuo of Fin- land, commander of the U.N. Emergency Force in the Middle East. Ambassadors Ellsworth Bunker of the United States and Vladimir Vinogradov of the Soviet Union, co-chairmen of the Middle East peace con- ference, acted as observers along with Brig. Gen. Tamalel Total of 15 Arrested On Gambling Charges The total of arrests here yesterday by the FBI on charges of gambling violations has grown to 15, according to Thomas W. Kitchens, Jr., Special-Agent-In-Charge of the FBI office in Louisville. Eight of the 15 had been arrested by press time yesterday. Kitchens stated that the 15 were charged with violations of the Federal Illegal gambling business statute. Arrested were John Hughett, 46, his wife, Bonnie, 45; his brother Tommy, 43; James Marshall Shackleford, 38; his brother, Leon, 31; Walter E. Blevlns, 68; Edgar Ray Engle, 47; Arlin C. Hoskins, 40; Selda Sue Blackburn, 21; William 'iJiomas Gray, 21; Minnie Hodge, 58; Juanita Smith, 49; and Lawrence Gilbert, 30, all of Middlesboro. Elvin Miracle, 52, of Tazewell, Terin.', and Barry Lynn Gibson, 23, qf Frakes, Ky., were also arrested. Kitchens said the charges stem from the operation of card games and tipboards in three local establishments, the Fad Pool Room, the Green Parrott Grill, and the Sportland Restaurant. An FBI spokesman said the tentative trial date for the 15 would be June 26 in U. S. District Court at London, Ky. If convicted, they could be sentenced to a maximum of five years imprisonment and or fines. All 15 posted bonds of which had been set by the District Court, with Federal Magistrate Kelly Clore in Pineville. Magdoub of Egypt. They sat at separate tables as well, with the group forming a hexagon with one end missing. A heavy thunderstorm stopped suddenly as the Israeli and Syrian delegations met at DID huge, cream-colored Palais des Nations, one-time home of the League of Nations predecessor of the United Nations. The disengagement agree- ment represented the first formal accord between Israel and Syria since a 1949 armistice ended the Jewish state'swar of independence. Before the pact was signed, theTel Aviv military command reported an upsurge of fighting on the Golan Heights and said Israeli warplanes attacked Arab guerrilla bases once again Insouthern Lebanon. Military communiques in Damascus reported heavy lank and artillery clashes raging on the Golan Heighls in the 81st consecutive day of a bloody war of attrition. At the United Nations, a U.S. resolution authorizing a U.N. buffer force for the disengage- ment of Syrian and Israeli troops went before the Security Council today certain of ap- proval. The United States yielded to Soviet and Chinese pressure for a delay Thursday and agreed not to press its resolution until this morning. The agreement paved the way for resumption of the full- scale Geneva peace conference, called _ into session by the Uniteci Slates and Soviet Union in the wake of the 17-day, 1973 Middle East War. The conference, designed to work out a lasting peace for the troubledreg ion, adjourn ed after only two days of meetings in December. Syria boycotted the talks because fighting still raged with Israel. Kissinger engineered the con- ference, as well as troop Continued on Page 2 Cumberland Avenue Washout Heavy rains last night caused a large portion of West Cumberland Avenue near Us junction with the old Noetown Road washout and close traffic In one lane. The rain caused highwater In several locations and closed another portion of Cumberland Avenue between IBth and 15lh Streets. Bridges, Roads Damaged By Last Night's Storm Heavy rains and thun- derstorms triggered minor damage in the Middlesboro area last night, damaging two bridges in the Noetown Sec- tion, causing a washout on West Cumberland Avenue, and washing debris from a roadside dump near the Old East End Elementary School into a garden and into the yards of residents on Seventh Street. However, much heavier damage was reported from the Clear Creek Baptist School. According to Police Dispatcher Sgt. Bill Shumate, traffic was flowing smoothly even though high water had caused the closing of a section of Cumberland Avenue from 19th Street to 15th Street for several hours. Shumate stated that the bridges were damaged when trees and debris were washed into CD Operations Outlined To Local Officials Here ByDANRHEA Daily News Staff Writer State and local Civil Defense officials discussed various aspects of the civil defense program last night in the KU auditorium. The meeting on emergency preparedness in Bell County was attended by about 30 city and county of- ficials and leaders. After brief welcoming comments from Bell Counly Judge Willie Hendrickson and Middlesboro Mayor pro tem Betty Mike, State Deputy Civil Defense Director Elmer Beckett, Jr., spoke on the responsibility of Civil Defense during and after an emergency. Beckett said the role of Civil Defense in the past few years has been enlarged from one mainly concerned with nuclear attact to one generally con- cerned with any emergency situation, such as a natural disaster. He noted the state Civil Defense office has even changed its name, to the Division of Disaster and Emergency Services. Beckett said the role of civil defense in an emergency is not to replace county and city government, but to offer a central office from which lo coordinate local government activity. He said the mosl important time for action during an emergency is in the Outlines Civil Defense Needs Henry Vlck, the assistant coordinator of Civil Defense education In Kentucky, explains the need for Amergency Operating Center lo coordinate locil In meeting a natural disaster. Vkk was part of the Bell Counly Emergency Preparedness Conference held last night In Uie Kentucky Utilities Auditorium. Yellow Creek from Beans Fork and Edgewood Hollows. The property of Mrs. Roy Button located on 7th Street was damaged by debris and by water that caused washouts, one about 12 inches deep, through her garden. Even though heavy rains and hail hit the city of Pineville, a spokesman for the Police Department stated that no serious damage was caused by the storm. Ralph Duncan of Clear Creek School stated that from to in damage was caused to the new D. M. Aldriuge Administration Building, when water from a flash flood rose high enough to cover the floors in offices and classrooms. Duncan also reported a washout erroded about one third of the surface in one spot of the main road at the school. A spokesman for the Powell Valley Electric Cooperative in Tazewell stated that storm damage caused the temporary loss of electric service in several areas and workmen were out all night repairing the damage. In Middlesboro, Bill Smith of Kentucky Utilities stated that Bell County was fortunate that there was almost no damage to power lines by the storm. He said that a crew was called out but it was due to a fire that could not be connected with the storm. The Middlesboro-Bel) County Rescue Squad had 18 men working last night until after midnight, evacuating people due to high water on Gibson Lane in Noelown and on North 10th Street in Mid- dlesboro. first few minutes after the emergency occurs, and local government and Civil Defense has to be ready to act quickly in those first few minutes. As an example of the effects of being prepared, Beckett noted the city of Louisville, where hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed in the recent tornado there, lost only twolives due to the tornado. On the other hand, the small town of Brandenburg, Ky., lost 32 lives to the tornadoes. Beckett said Louisville residents had up to 20 minutes warning through television, radio and sirens. The people of Bran- denburg on the other hand, had Continued on I'agc 'i Debris Collects Aguinst-Bridge Increase In Oil Tax Planned by Producers HyFEKUYWIM.MER VIENNA (Ul'l) The world's major oil-exporting countries proposed plans loday for sharp increases in crude oil taxes to gel a bigger share of "exorbitant earnings" by Ihe big Western petroleum com- panies. A spokesman for the Organi- zalton of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said one of Ihe proposals boost taxes to B7 per cent of Ihe posted price of crude oil sunmillcd lo Ihe group's Economic Commission. The commission met today for the second day of potential- ly far reaching talks on selling the level of world oil prices for [he third quarter of 1974. "A proposal lo increase the taxes from 55 lo 87 per cenl is under study by Ihe commis- Ihe spokesman said. "A rccommemlnlion will be made for next month's OPEC minis- terial meeling in Quilo, Ecua- dor, as soon as Ihe commission comes to a decision." Western oil firms currently pay Ihe exporting nations a per ccnl tax on the posled price a barrel --a figure set in lalks between company and country negotia- tors. The big international firms then either the crude oil lo refineries or ship the petroleum to their own refining plants for conversion inlo such finished fuel products as gasoline nr petrochemicals. The OI'EC spokesman said the commission also considering 
                            

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