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   Middlesboro Daily News (Newspaper) - October 29, 1974, Middlesboro, Kentucky                             Weather Considerable cloudiness through Wednesday. A chance of rain today. Showers and Ihundershowers likely tonight and Wednesday. Highs today low Lows tonight mid 90s. Highs Wednesday upper Ms. VOL. 62 Four Arrested For Breaking, Entering Club A spokesman for the Bell County Sheriff's Department stated this morning that four Middlesboro men were arrested yesterday in con- nection robbery' at the Eagles Club in Stephens Branch early Monday mor- ning. Charged with breaking and entering were James Carroll, Dunlap Hollow, and Jimmy Vanover of Beans Fork, An- drew Smith of Stephens Branch, and Arthur Ray Wilson, of Capito, were charged with possession of stolen property. Vanover and Wilson face additional charges of assaulting a police officer and attempting to break jail after the pair attempted to escape from the Middlesboro City Jail following their arrest yesterday morning. Doug Campbell, Chief Deputy, stated that the theft occurred at approximately Monday, October 28, at the incorporated private club. Campbell statec numerous items belonging to i taken, EjjL The Home Daily of the Cumberlands "Indira. TUESDAY OCTOBER 29, 1974 MIDDLESBORO, KENTUCKY_____________ 10 CENTS billiard balls. [Reason Urged In Hours for Being Ghosts Local law enforcement authoritites yesterday announced preparations for the Halloween festivities Thursday and took different approaches to the problems of having large numbers of trick or trcaters in their towns. In Pineville, Simon Brock, Police- Chief, an- "houhcea1 that he was'goinjg to strictly enforce a two hour allotment for the ghosts.and goblins. Brock stated that they would be allowed to ring door bells from 6 8 p.m. and that no one above the age of 16 would be permitted to participate. In Middlesboro, Police Chief James Pursiful stated that he would have approximately eight to ten extra patrolmen on duty but that they would be used primarily for traffic control due to the danger of having so many small children walking along the streets after dark. Pursiful stated that the city had not had any serious problems with vandalism on Halloween for the past four or five years. He recommendet that parents not allow their children to be out past 9 p.m. stating, "Friday would be a work day like any other and parnts should try to keep their children from ringing doo bells too late that night.' Life Endangered by Blood Clots Nixon Undergoes! 'Urgent Surgery' 'Chopper Stop' Making whittle itop campaign tear is not what It once wii n was demonstrated yesterday by Senator Cook and Fifth Dlitrict Congressman Dr. Tim Lee Carter. The pair of campaigners lipped Into Bell County In a helicopter, landing at the PlnevUIe Community Hospital and at the Village Square Shopping Center in Middlesboro. At left. Senator Cook the door to the' cockpit area of the helicopter open far two cniioui and at right, Congreuman Carter tends an ear to a well-whher. Approximately 1M-2M sup- met the stumpers at the Middlesboro 'shopping center. As Strike Shadow Looms UMW, BCOA Talk Pay, Benefits WASHINGTON (UPI) Negotiations for coal miners and coal producing companies conducted Veterans' Day talks Monday moving onto pay and benefits issues as a strike deadline nears. "Tentative agreements on a good deal of the non-economic, issues have been according to a spokesman for the United Mine Workers of America, representing miners The UMWA spokesman said grievance procedures and safety questions continued to keep the two sides apart although there was tentative agreement on other non- economic issues. Subcommittees l.ave helped to pave the way for negotiators on some pay and benefits questions. While the mainline negotiations have focused almost entirely on the non- beginriing" of talks sub: committees have narrowed the who produce about 70 per cent economic questions .since the The-UMWA is locked in a contract representatives 'of the. Bituminous Coal Operators Association .which represents the owners of about Coal mines in America. The contract expires Nov. 12. Although the negotiators are reported to have not com1 pletely signed off on any contract language, though economic questions were to be tackled in the days ahead. Carless Days Asked for San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO Persons who work, live or play in San Francisco are being asked to go "earless" one day a week. Mayor Joseph Alioto says he'll start the ball rolling by riding a bus to City Hall every Wednesday. Alioto initiated the leave-the- car-at-home program to prove that cities can save precious Continued on Page 2 division on other including undisclosed changes in the pension program. The union asked for a wage increase for each .25 increase in the government's consumer price index. From August to September, the consumer price index rose 1.7 points, which would translate to more than 6 cents per hour in a one-month period. The union also asked for "substantial" pay increases. Top scale miners get a day, but most miners; earn Sick pay area of deep concern for the union. Although miners work in one of the most risky industries, there is no protection' in contracts against lost income from ac- cident or sickness. The union sought a plan to cover short, intermediate and long-term losses due to sickness and accidents. The plan incorporated sick pay days, disability benefits for intermediate term absences due to accident or illness and longer term, but lower pay, for --Ibrig-terrirperiods of accident or.health'relatbd absences. By TERRANCE W. McGARRY LONG BEACH, Calif. CUPI) Former President Richard M. Nixon underwent "urgent surgery" today to halt the spread of potentially fatal blood clots from his diseased left leg to his heart and'lungs. A spokesman for Long Beach Memorial Hospital said at a.m. PST a.m. EST) that the operation, which had been scheduled to last about one fibur, had been completed. The chief of the three-man surgical team, Dr. Eldon B. Hickman, was scheduled to meet with newsmen but there was no indication when that would be. A hospital spokesman said Hickman would not leave Nixon's side until it was safe to do so. The former President's per- sonal physician, Dr. John Lungren, ordered the surgery late Monday when new tests indicated Nixon's life was in danger from the spread of clots. Lungren warned that because Nixon's blood had been chemi- cally thinned tor more than a month to prevent clotting, "There is somewhat more risk than normal in this type of surgery." Nixon was wheeled into the operating theater about a.m. PST a.m. EST) for the surgery which was to get underway at a.m. A new test discovered that in addition id the blood clots blocking circulation in Nixon's left leg, there is "a large clot extending into the left external iliac vein, the vein that connects the femoral vein in the thigh to the inferior vena a hospital spokesman said. The new clot was located in Nixon's left hip, above those discovered previously and clos- er to the vena cava, which leads directly to the heart. A blood clot that broke loose' and floated into Nixon's heart would kill him if it blocked circulation there. "The hew clot threatened to become a pulmonary embolus, and thus endanger Mr. Nixon's Lungren said. "Based on this concern the doctors agreed that urgent surgery should be scheduled at a.m. Tuesday he said. A surgical team headed by Dr. Eldon B. Hickman "will place a clip around the left iliac vein to prevent the clot from traveling beyond this point and becoming a pulmonary em- Lungren sa id. A potentially fatal "pulmo- nary embolus" would result if the clot broke loose, drifted higher in Nixon's body and blocked circulation to his lungs. A small clot found its way to Nixon's right lung in August, but blocked off only a dime- sized area of lung tissue and responded to drug treatment. Nixon "agreed to take the advice for then spoke by telephone with his wife, Pat, and daughters Trie i a Cox and Julie Eisenhower, the hospital spokesman said. Mrs. Nixon was believed to Continued on Page 2' Precincts Listed For Nov. Election Master Spy E. Howard Hunt Says 'Lied 12 Times to 'Gate Jury' Decision on Surplus Funds to be Appealed FRANKFORT, Ky. (UP1) State Rep. Larry Hopkins, R- Lexington, said Monday he would appeal last Thursday's decision which declared Gov. Wendell Ford's spending of surplus funds to be con- stitutional. Hopkins, who brought the suit with Albert Christen, state finance commissioner under former Gov. Louie Nunn, said he "was not convinced that my position of maintaing that the (budget) act is uncon- stitutional is incorrect." "The adverse ruling of the Franklin Circuit Court has not persuaded me that any one man should individually control million taypayers dollars, nor have I been con- vinced that my position of maintaining that the act is unconstitutional is said Hopkins. Hopkins said he and Christen had discussed the appeal possibilities, and they had concluded that not to appeal would be to "abbrogate our responsibility." State officials estimate that million is surplus funds will have accumulated by the end of this fiscal year. State Finance commissioner James King has indicated that Gov. Ford could not allocate any more of the funds beyond the million already committed, before the Nov. 5 election. The decision, by Franklin Circuit Judges Squire Williams and Henry Meigs, ruled that the surplus funds spending authority was not an abuse of power, and not an un- constitutional delegation of authority from the 1974 General Assembly. Hopkins disagreed with that ruling. "It is not possible for governors, Democrat or Republican, to circumvent completely the legislative branch of government in the allocation of public said Hopkins. A delay in further allocation of the remaining surplus funds Is not tied to the appeal, Finance Commissioner King said last week when the ruling was made In a memorandum from the Franklin circuit Continued on Page 2 By WESLEY G. PIPPERT ter spy E. Howard Hunt Jr. testified in the Watergate conspiracy trial Monday that he lied 12 times to the Watergate grand jury. He said he had decided to tell the truth because others involved "were not worthy of my ...loyalty." It was one of the most dramatic moments in the trial, which entered its fifth week Monday. Assistant Watergate Israeli Troops Kill 3 Arab Guerrillas TEL AVIV (UPI) Israeli troops today shot and killed three Arab guerrillas who crossed the border from Leba- non into the northern frontier, the military command said. The bitter gunbattle came only hours after Israeli leaders rejected an Arab summit decision naming the guerrilla Palestine Liberation Organiza- tion as the sole representatives of the Palestinian people. Israeli leaders, spurning the PLO as a negotiating partner in the Mideast crisis, vowed the only place they would meet the guerrilla band was on the battlefield. The early morning slaying of the terrorists took place about two miles south of a collective settlement near Israel's north- ern lip, military sources said. The army said the guerrillas crossed the frontier during the night. No Israeli soldiers were wounded in the gunfight, the first on the northern frontier since Oct. 1. The clash came as Israel voiced its continued determina- tion to oppose the creation of a Palestinian state on the oc- cupied West Bank of Jordan. Former Prime Minister Golda Meir has said creation of a Palestinian state on the West Bank "would create a knife in the heart" of Israel. Israeli newspapers said the decision by the Arabs cast Continued on Page 2 Prosecutor Richard Ben-Ven- iste led Hunt through the planning, execution and cover- up of the Watergate bugging. Hunt told simply of the death of his wife Dorothy, also an alleged co-conspirator in the Watergate cover-up. She was killed Dec. 8, 1972, in a jet crash near Chicago's Midway Airport. Twelve times Ben-Veniste read portions of Hunt's grand jury testimony in early 1973, and 12 times Hunt admitted in one word that his testimony had been "false" or "evasive." "Did there come a time you decided to tell the Ben- Veniste asked. "While I was in prison. I realized that due to the increasing furor over Water- gate the White House could do nothing for me. And that was the situation I accepted. In January I was released from Canvass Here Thursday To Aid UNICEF Volunteer youngsters in Middlesboro will be out Halloween night, Thursday, seeking donations to UNICEF, a program sponsored by the United Nations to aid the children of poor, un- derdeveloped countries. All volunteers, church or groups, and individuals participating in the UNICEF drive should meet Thursday night at 6 p.m. at (he First Methodist Church. Mrs. Richard Fisher is the chairwoman of the local UNICEF drive. UNICEF's total fund raising goal from all participating countries this year is million to aid about 850 million children in 111 different countries. Last year, the Halloween UNICEF drives in the United States and contributed to 84.6 to UNICEF's total prison, not due to any intervention or favoratism on the part of the White House or the executive branch but solely due to the judicial process itself. I immediately began to reconstruct my life. I tried to put as much of this unpleasant- ness in the far reaches of my mind as I could. "In the spring of this year I began to read the White House tapes. I felt a sense of rude awakening. I realized these men were not worthy of my continued and future loyalty. I did nothing about my testimony (in which he had lied before the grand It was in my own self interest to leave the situation as it was. "In the early summer I received a subpoena to testify at this trial. I was faced with the hard decision I should continue to lie to protect others or to tell, the truth once 1 and for all. My attorneys urged metomakeafull revelation. "I sensed even my own children were notfully persuad- ed my testimony in all respects was factual and candid. As a Continued on Page 2 The County Court Clerk's oft ice has officially designated the 32 polling places for the 32 precincts in Bell County. Thirty-one of the precincts are in their usual place, with only the Exeter precinct in Mid- dlesboro voting at a new place, at Stanley's Garage on 405 Rochester Avenue. Pineville precincts one and two will vote at the county court house in Pineville, while Pineville precinct three will vote at the Pineville Hospital building. In county magisterial district two, the Straight Creek precinct will vote at Straight Creek school; the Arjay precinct at the Arjay school; the Left Fork precinct at Jim. Lewellen's store; the Beverly precinct at Red Bird School; and the Right Fork precinct at the Right Fork school. In the third county magisterial district, the Mathel precinct will vote at James Franks'; IheBlackmont precinct at Blackmont school; the Brownies Creek precinct at Cubbage school; the Page precinct at the Old Post Office building; and the Hutch precinct at Oscar Jackson's property. In the fourth county magisterial district, the Laurel precinct will vote in Bell County High School; the Meldrum precinct at Ward Chapel School; and the Edgewood precinct at Red Men's Hall. At the fifth magisterial district, the Lone Jack precinct will vote at Lone Jack school; the Greasy Creek precinct at Buckeye school; the Clear Creek precinct at Harmony school; the Ken Ten precinct at the Post Office building; and the Sutty precinct at Hen- derson Settlement High School. In the sixth magisterial district, in Middlesboro, the City Hall precinct will vote at City Hall; the Park precinct at the City Garage on Ashbury Con tlnued on Page 2 Canada million budget. A house-to-house canvass will be made in Middlesboro. Volunteers will be carrying distinctive small cardboard containers, A 'Trick' Ready for 'Trick or Treaters' on Cheiter Avenue Thursday night will find a trick already walling for them at Rebecca Hall's residence. Besides Mils Hall, (eft, and her brothers Robert Idol and Clifford Idol (here will be this older cowple sitting on the front porch with odd expressions on their faces remitting stringely sUll. Neither made any comment to the photographer. However there'i no need toworry that Uete a couple ot miforlintte "Urkk.se treaters" left over from last year, since Miss Hill and her mother male the two masked dummies la it week out of hay, old clothes, and Halloween mailu. Strangling Victim Still Unidentified KNOXVILLE.Tenn. (UPI) The identity of a decomposed body of a partially nude young woman continued to baffle Knox County authorities Monday. Two squirrel hunters found the body Sunday on a wooded hillside. Police said the woman, apparently strangled with her own brassiere, was believed to have been sexually assaulted and was nude except for a green T-shirt and leather moccasins. The moccasins had the names "Louise" and "Kenneth" written on them. No other identification was found. The victim, found about 300 feet aff Dante School Rd. in north Knox County, was de- scribed as in her late teens or early 20s, about 5-feet-2 inches tall, 120 pounds, with reddish brown hair. Dr. Robert Lash, county medical examiner, said she had been dead 10 days to three weeks. Because of the condition of the body no fingerprints were possible. A wrist watch and oval earring were on the body, and a pair of (an slacks and torn panties were found nearby. Deputies said they were checking through "missing per- sons" files for some clue to the victim's identity, she is the second yound woman found murdered recently in the county. Benefit For 'Eagle' Raises LEXINGTON, KY. (UPI) Approximately was collected Monday night at a benefit concert at the University of Kentucky's Memorial Hall for Tom Gish, editor of the Mountain Eagle at Whitesburg. The featured entertainer was Appalachian singer Jean Ritchie. The benefit was sponsored by the UK Chapter of Professional Journalist (Sigma Delta   

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