Middlesboro Daily News (Newspaper) - October 3, 1974, Middlesboro, Kentucky VOL 62 160 The Home Daily of the KENTUCKY THURSDAY OCTOBER 3, 1974 i, ht. il imcmi. 10 Cents 'm T? 1 J Suits Tiled Ask Damages v Two suits, have been filed in Bell County 'Circuit1 Court asking a total of "in'; damages or property .recovery. jeanette and Douglas ;H. Hartley' -are' suing- .James William r Stantori, of dlesbprb for in they claim. resulted an automobile accident oviiig Ms 'car. in the parking Ipt.bjt the.yillage Stroking: he strock: by 'a; car ''by, Hartley .-'.claimi. c'heg'ligehce''. accident; Basking for for pain arid suffering and loss: of. earning power; and -expenses.' Hartley is asking for fVtfe' loss .of his '.society; -for.'pi'ini'aiji for. Jihiancial. Tiled ...suit.'.' against ..Lbrraine Halcomb to repossess a -mobile home plus a 15 percent attorney's .fee.' :The .plaintiff claims. Mrs. Halcomb. has CeatfaMd M l' Slashed from Original Nixon Allotment Cut to By HOWARD FIELDS WASHINGTON (UPI) -The House that was. ready- to impeach Richard Nixon has decided that his resignation does not entitle him to in public funds .for -the transition to private life. It voted 317 to 72 Wednesday for a supplemental appropria- tions bill which would give Nixon billy and insisted that no taxpayers' money be used to transport the White House tapes to California. 7Vett> JbrillTeam kcbk breeie -yeiteifday, tbew of new Hag drill team which Kas been to. the regular high marching band unfurled their gold and white, banpen to the as they practiced in the parking lot o and by; The board abo.endorsed two .youth programs', .ope a juvenile detention home at Abington, arid the other a dental, program' Appalachian Regional Com- .The county' will enter' into a contract 'with the .Highlands .Juvenile Dententtoa Home for use by Lee County juvenile offenders and will, be involved in the Dental Health Program under ARC until August when the state has: agreed to fund the prograrh.; The board received its first monthly fr6m_ th'e v Inspecter a: new facility that became functional Sept. -j. .iri- spector 'reported that he had issued 56 permits during the month ot September, collecting a: total of .The Urgest percentage of the permits .went to property others who .were doing rewiring projects in existing- structures. Seventeen; permits were issued in (his area. The supervisors voted to hire -R-b'y: ptoyment; Advisorl.'under the Comprehensive and Training Agency, which is a new service under the Virginia Employment Commission. Chance, it was noted, had eight years experience while doing .the same .type of work for another agency that is no longer funded. In other business: The board accepted the resignation of Carl 11. Evans riifrbmsthe St.-Charles'''Water; Evans had. served on board for 12 years. CoatinuedoaPage.2 Heavy bn luels By LEONARD CURRY UPI Writer WASHINGTON (UPI) The administration is considering energy conservation measures mat Include heavy taxes for excessive use of gasoline, electricity, natural gas and other fuels. The meaiures generally would provide tax relief for with 'Incomes of' government offkiah One of the a 20 cents per gallon of gasoline, for motorUti who drive less, drew an angry public response Wednesday. "The switchboard, was jammed, all said a spokesman for (bz Federal "Peo- ple .were calling us' and their congressmen to oppose it." Other proposals under consid- er a ti on are: if consumers, use more natural gas and electricity than they did the previ ouz year. .tax credit'for homeown- ers of up to 40 per cent of the amount spent for insulation, storm windows arid other energy conserving, expen- ditures. tf on tprequire large energy consu to _develop. conservation programs: arid follow them. Voluntary projects sponsored by the Commerce Department last winter gener- ally failed, one FEA official said. The proposed f je" on gasoline was disclosed by FEA Administrator John Sawhill. -In Washington and Deputy FEA. Administrator Roger Sant in San Francisco. Under the Sawhill plan, which FEA officials said has "cir- culated at the highest levels in the White motorists would pay. what amounts to a tax of 20 to 30 cents per gallon when they buy gasoline. The government then would 'give each motorist back each year. It would be paid to ;them through their employers, at the rate of per week edded to their pay checks. With a 20 cent tax, a person who. drives miles a year in a car that gets 20 miles per .gallon would break even, paying in tax and getting Continued on Page 2 Court Htas Difficulties Seating Watergate Jury The House appropriations committee proposed giving Nixon but by a 342-47 vote, the full chamber subtract- ed Of the request for the first six months out of office, and by a 321-6S margin, removed from the earmarked for his second six months. Phone Canvass Being Made For Directory A telephone canvass of. Middlesboro residents is being made by the Johnson Publishing Company of Loveland, Col., in obtaining information for a Middlesboro City Directory, according to a spokesman for the Chamber of Commerce here. Although not sponsored by the Chamber, it has the ap- proval of the. local Chamber of Commerce, according to Miss Frances Jane Williamson, chamber, secretary. About IS workers are making the; canvass 'and asking .such questions as name, family size, place of employment, whether or not the resident owns his own home, and other questions. Information given to the canvassers for the directory is completely voluntary -and no person is required in'any way to answer any questions he does'not wish to. Anyone wanting to check on the legitimacy of an individual call may call Miss Williamson at the Chamber of Commerce office. No Cancer Indicated In Nixon's Phlebitis What's Going On October 3, The Middlesboro Garden Club will meet in the Community Room at the Middlesboro-Bell County Library, 2 p.m. "Twirlers" will dance in the Campus Center, LMU, time. Luther Whitaker, caller. October 5, Yard Sate by the Junior Woman's Club, 606 Tllchester Avenue, beginning at a.m. October 5, Alpha Mu Chapter of BeU Sigma Phi Soroity country store, Cumberland Gip Autumn Festival, begin- ning at 9 a.m. October 7, Western Squa re Dancing beginnen clasi at the Civic Center, 8 p.m. Laat night to enroll. October 12, Annual Art Show sponsored by the Jonesville Woman's Club, Powell Valley National Bank. Beginning at .10 a.m. October 13, The Ewing PTA will sponsor turkey dinner in the Ewlng Elementary School cafeteria, a.m. to 2 p.m. (Va. time) for and for children under 12. By WESLEY G. PIPPERT WASHINGTON (UPI) siding Judge John J. Sirica today begins questioning in private the 144 .candidates remaining from the first 315 summoned to find a jury for theWatergatecover.-uptrial. He told a reporter that the progress made today would go a long way toward revealing how long it will take to obtain a panel of 12 jurors and 6 alternates. Of the two groups summoned on the first two days, .171 were excused because it would have been difficult for them to be sequestered for the three to four months the trial is expected to take. Most said they had health problems, small children to care for or plans that would be difficult to break. Sirica today examines the 64 who survived Tuesday's scree- nings, and Friday he will examine the 80 remaining from Wednesday. Five of former President Richard M. Nixon's closest aides Attorney Gener- al John N. Mitchell, former White House aides H.R. HaWe- man and John D. Ehrlichman, former Assistant Attorney Gen- eral Robert C. Mardian and re- election lawyer Kenneth W. Parkinson charged with conspiracy in the concealing of top-level involvement in the 1972 Wa tergate bugging. Nixon's lawyers were expect- ed to report to Sirica today on whether the former President would be well enough to testify at the trial. The Washington Star-News reported that the lawyers, headed by former Assistant Attorney General Herbert J. Miller Jr., would ask Sirica tn excuse Nixon from testifying. Dr. John Lungren, Nixon's physician, said in Long Beach, Calif., Wednesday that he would discharge Nixon from the hospital at the end of the week. Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski disclosed in a court memo Wednesday that the government has added a 20th Continued on Page 2 Weather Partly cloudy and cool Thursday with highs in the 60's. A little warmer Thursday night with lows in the mid M't to mid 40's. Increasing cloudiness and warmer Friday with highs In the mid 60's to mid 70's. By JACK V. FOX LONG BEACH, Calif. (UPI) Richard Nixon does not have cancer and will be released from the hospital later this week, the former .president's .doctor says. .Nixon's bout with phlebitis, and the lengthy convalescence urged by his physician, were expected to keep him off the witness stand at the Watergate for a month'or more, possibly preventing any Joe Suppiger New Kiwanis President Dr. Joseph E. Suppiger, an associate professor of history and chairman of the Humanities Division at Lincoln Memorial University, was recently installed as president of the Middlesboro Kiwanis Club. Dr. Suppiger, managing editor of the "Lincoln a literary magazine published quarterly by LMU, is also the school's curator of Lln- colniana. resident of Harrogate, Tennessee, Dr. Suppiger has been on the LMU staff since 1669. The new Kiwanis President was born in Urbana, Illinois and is the father of two young sons, Edward and An- drew. His wife, Sue, is also on the Lincoln Memorial Staff as director of Upward Bound and Special Services. Joining Dr. Suppiger as officers of the Kiwanis Club were: Fred Schraeder, first vice-president; the Rev. Barney McLaughin, second vice-president; John Essary, secretary, and David Cook, treasurer. The installation of Kiwanis' officers was held Wednesday at the Middlesboro Country Club. appearance. Dr. John Lungren reported Wednesday that an extensive battery of tests since Nixon was admitted 'to Long Beach Memorial Hospital 10 days ago failed to reveal any hidden malignancy" the cause of the phlebitis. The doctor had never indicat- ed public concern over cancer, which js connected with phlebi- tis only in rare cases. About 2 per cent of the ContUKiedoaPageZ' Honored in Lee Betty Jean Moore, Lee County Exteoiion Agent, recently received the distinguished .service award from the National Association of Extension Home Economists during its annual meeting. Miss Moore has been an ex- tension agent in Lee County for five years and has been working in the extension field since 1963. She has been cited for developing and organizing a family resources program in Lee County where there had been no agent for that program for 30 years. She has also been honored for related public relations work in the area. Returning Senators Say: Cuba Struggling with Poverty., Hunger By SEN. CLAIBORNEPELL (Written for UPI) WASHINGTON (UPI) Cuba, the tropical island of sugar cane and Castro-brand communism just 90 miles off U.S. shores, has changed greatly from my last trip there in December, 1960. Cuba today is a country struggling with the usual problems of undeveloped coun- tries hunger, inade- quate housing, lack of education and health care. But there are many signs that the elaborate social pro- grams of the Communist system there are working, and that the average Cuban work- ing man and farmer is better off today than he was in the days before 1959 "when the revolution as the Cuban Communists continually say. I last went to Havana as a senator-electfrom Rhode Island to see for myself what conditions were like. Last weekend I returned to Havana with Sen. Jacob K. Javits of New York again to find out what conditions were like. We were received warmly by Cuban officials and met for a total of more than in hours with t he highes t governme nt leaders, including Prime Minister Fidel Castro. The biggest change I noticed from 1960 was the almost complete absence of weapons and of policemen on the streets of Havana. Cars and trucks were in much poorer shape. Many of the cars on the road were badly deteriorated, pre-1960 American models. The modern vehicles we saw were either Russian or Japanese. At the fishing fleet's repair port., I noticed that the new machine rywasRussian-made. In general, the Russian influence, al m ost nonexi stent 14 years ago, was now very apparent. Havana harbor was filled with Soviet vessels, including modern missile and fishing ships. In Cuba today clothing and staples are rationed and prices are lower than in this country. Luxury goods, however, are very expensive. Havana itself is a startling mixture of the old and new. In many places it has the look of a blighted American city in the process of urban renewal. The Cubans are extremely proud of the great progress they have made in education. Both the percentage of children who attend school and the rate of literacy have improved greatly since 1959, and modern schools are being built everywhere. The health care system also has been improved. After 1959 more than half of the island's doctors fled. Today, according to Cuban figures, there are doctors with more being graduat- ed each year. At present there is one doctor for every Cubans. Our final evening was spent dining and talking with Fidel Castro, a man of curious contrast. I had expected to find an aging, burly, loud revolu- tionary. I found instead a relatively shy man, young for his years and softspoken. We came away from our meeting with the view that there will be no abrupt return to normal relations between our countries. But I believe Cubans are ready for a step-by-step move- ment into the family of the Americas.