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   The Times Recorder (Newspaper) - February 25, 1977, Zanesville, Ohio                        Good Morning! Today's Chuckle "It's been MI chilly in the White Mouse that. Itosaljnn's hrvn asking Jimmy to make more fireside chats." Earl Wilson Today Is Friday, February 25, 1977 The Times Recorder Today's Weather FORECAST Partly cloudy, windy and colder today and tonight. High in upper 40s and low around 30 degrees. Cloudy with a chance of showers Saturday. High in upper 40s. (Details on 113th Year No. 56 18 Pages Zanesville, Ohio 43701 Telephone 452-4561 20 Cents Per Week By Carrier More Chemicals Spill Hunt Says CIA Payoffs Abroad Are A Tradition Occurs Accidentally At South Charleston BROOKL1NE, Mass. (AP) Convicted Watergate burglar and former CIA agent E. How- ard Hunt'says giving money to foreign governments, like the reported grants to Jordan's King Hussein, is "an honored tradition within the CIA." He said at a news conference Thursday that he made sub- stantial cash payments to gov- ernment officials in Japan, Mexico and Uruguay while working as a CIA station chief. "The payments to foreign governments or to specific sec- tions of their national police or clandestine service is a long and honored tradition within the Hunt said "There is certainly nothing illegal about this." Hunt did not say how much money was involved, where it came from or who received it. Hunt, 58. made the comments at his first news conference since leaving the federal prison at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Wednesday. The session was held at the suburban Boston office of his booking agent, who will oversee a series of lecture tours Hunt has planned. Hunt served 32 months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy, burglary and illegal wiretapping in the 1972 break-in at Democratic national headquarters in the Washington, D.C Watergate complex. He said he asssumed the pay- ments, which he called "sub- were made in ex- change for cooperation with the CIA. "When I was chief of station abroad in tnanv areas, it was common for me to pay substan- tial figures to government per- sons of the local host govern- Hunt said. "1 certainly supported Uruguayan in- telligence, the Mexican in- telligence service they have six or seven different ones and the Japanese at one peri- od." Hunt compared his role in the Watergate burglary to his ear- lier job as a CIA officer. "My involvement at Water- gate was solely a continuum of my years in the he said. CHARLESTON, W Va. (AH) Up to pounds of highly toxic carbon tetrachlonde were spilled into the Kanawha River by the FMC Corp. Thursday at South Charleston. FMC spokesman Bill Curry confirmed the discharge but .said it was accidental The spill occurred in the same area where an estimated 70 tons of carbon tetrachloride was dumped last week, trigger- ing a major drinking water scare along the 900-mile Ohio River Valley. Carbon tetrachloride has caused cancer in laboratory an- imals and is considered a dead- ly poison in undiluted form Dick Chain of the federal En- vironmental Protection Agency office in Philadelphia, said the The Marine Floridian rests at anchor with a section of the Benjamin Harrison Bridge on its deck in Hopewell, Va. Thursday. The chemical tanker collided with the Ship Rips Bridge HOPEWKLL, Va. (AP) "He was coming in said Henry Frazicr, captain of the Benjamin Harrison Bridge "He put his anchor down and had his horns blowing In fact, he blew his horn six times. "Then I knew he was in dire trouble Moments later during Thurs- day morning's rush hour, the disabled tanker Marine Florid- ian smashed into Ihc long bridge and ripped out 350 feet of the span The repeated six blasts on the whistle is the international signal meaning a ship is out of control and in immediate dan- ger. Warned by tin1 blasts from the 012-foot tanker's horn and blasts from Frazier's com- mand post 25 feet above the span, ill least three of the drivers waiting for the drawbridge to close fled on fool to safety Authorities said the> knew of one truck which dropped into the river, but weren't sure if more vehicles went off the bro- ken bridge There were no known deaths, although state police and Coast Guard divers Thursday after- noon continued a search for possible victims trapped in sun- ken vehicles in water estimated at to 25 feet deep The ship was trying to make the sharp turn needed to pass beneath the open draw-span when it smashed into Ihc bridge A 240-foot section of the 10- ycar-old bridge, one of Vir- ginia's busiest and most impor- tant, collapsed on the stern of the barge-like, empty tanker, pinning it at the side of the drawbridge. Another 110-foot segment of the million span collapsed into the river and sank. The drawbridge was tilted and could not be closed, a pier was destroyed and another heavily damaged News Digest Tanker Burns, Kills Crewman HONOLULU (AP) A Liber- iad (anker, which earlier re- ported a leak of more than 5 million gallons of crude oil, ex- ploded and burned about 320 miles west of Honolulu, the Coast Guard said Thursday One crewman was killed and 38 were rescued, the Coast Guard said. Gen. Hershey Needs Surgery WASHINGTON Gen. Lewis B Hershey, who ran the nation's military draft system for 30 years, will require urgent brain surgery to remove a blood clot on the brain. Walter Reed Army Hospital said Thursday. The hospital said Hcrshey's condition had deteriorated al- though it still listed him in very serious condition 'Phantom Employes' Case Set COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Supreme Court, in a rare move Thursday, reversed itself and agreed to hear the appeal of three persons indicted in the "phantom employes scandal" during the closing days of Gov John J. Gilligan's adminis- tration On Fob 3 the court had re- fused to hear the appeals of Richard Sorgee, Thomas J. George and Elaine N. Fortney, all of Cuyahoga County. In re- versing itself (he court will look at the cases that arose out of indictments in Franklin County that charged the three with drawing state paychecks with- out working. Masked Pickets Close Mines CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) Pickets, many wearing ski masks, shut down new coal mines Thursday in southern West Virginia after it had ap- peared that a more than two- week-old coal strike had begun to lizzie out. "The pickets were masked in most cases, their license plates were said Quinn Morton of the Kanawha Coal Operators Assn. He said coal miners were off in at 24 mines in Ka- nawha and Boone counties. Tlio.se counties had worked dur- ing most of the earlier strike. Doomsday Prediction Falters Daily Mirror columnist Paul Callan Ijuotcd Ihc stargazers as LONDON (AP) Doomsday was a bust (at least so far) The world did not end Thurs- day despite a bad positioning of Uranus, Saturn and Mars that had British astrologers war- ning believers to stay home. bridge, .spanning the James River, after experiencing steering problems. Schools Receive Funding ille and Muskingurn County schools received more than a half-million dollars in state school foundation funds during February, it was reported by State Auditor Thomas E. Ferguson. In addition, schbol employes retirement funds received from the same source totaled and state teachers retirement funds amounted to The breakdown for local and area schools was: Zanesville City Schools, East Muskingum, Franklin, Maysville, Tri-Valley, West Muskingum, and Muskingum County Board of Education, Foundation funds to area counties were- Guernsey County, Monroe County, Morgan County, Noble County, Perry County, The total February foun- dation subsidy payment amounted to million over the entire state, but Ferguson said it would have been million, except Ohio Office of Budget and Management temporarily withheld million destined for the teachers' and school employes' retirement systems because of the state's financial squeeze. Lowe Trial Is Moved The trial of Morgan County Prosecutor Donovan Lowe on charges of irregularities in conjunction with several Morgan County business firms will begin May 3 in Pickaway County Pickaway County Common Pleas Judge William Ammer, presiding in the case on special assignment, Thursday granted a motion by the defense for the change of venue, Muskingum County Prosecutor Richard Bridwell reported The change does not include trial on a joint indictment returned by a special grand jury in December against Lowe and Morgan County Welfare Director James C. Davis. Lowe Morgan was indicted by a County Grand Jury Coal-Gas Potential Of Area Due Study COLUMBUS State Sen. Sam Speck announces two research projects of potentially crucial importance to the eventual location of a coal- gasification plant in southeastern Ohio have been approved by the state's Energy and Resource Development Agency Speck, who was until recently a member of the agency's directors, said ERDA has ap- proved a project to determine the feasibility of using water from abandoned underground coal mines in the coal- gasification process and one that will explore the location and composition of deep coal deposits in the area. Both projects are under supervision of Ohio Geological Survey. The coal mine-water endeavor will cost and the core drilling for coal deposits is budgeted at "1 have been strongly, m .support of both of these projects and I'm pleased ERDA has approved Speck said "Both could eventually mean a great deal to southeastern Ohio, in terms of the economy and additional jobs The search for water in abandoned coal mines will be conducted in an approximately 12.5 square mile area of Guernsey County, including Cambridge, Center, Jackson, Richland and Valley townships there. Thirty-five observation and three pump-test wells are scheduled to be drilled in order to determine the availability and quality of water in this area, where coal mining was conducted on a large scale from 1850 to 1965. A coal-gasification plant requires about 25 million gallons of water a day. It is esti- mated as much as 8 5 billion gallons could be contained in mines in the study area. Other prime objectives of Ihc project will be to determine the rate of recharge of water back into the mines after it has been pumped out and any potentially harmful effects to the water table that might result from using the mine water. "I think it is most Speck noted, im- that saying that Thursday might be doomsday, or at least "the world's worst day for 25 vears." I 34 Injured At Prison Agency Gets Favorable Response After Protest we make sure drawing water from the underground mines would not impair residential water supplies." If the natural rate of recharge is not sufficient to sus- tain a coal-gasification plant, the study will seek to determine if the flow of Wills Creek downstream from Senecaville Dam could be used to ar- tificially recharge the mines. The search for deep deposits of coal will be conducted in Monroe, Noble, Belmont, Guernsey and Washington counties. At least 25 core holes will be drilled in these areas and analysis of the core samples should provide information as to the extent of deep deposits and the composition of the coal A preliminary study has indicated substantial and previously unknown deposits of coal, at depths of over 400 feet, exist in the study area. While the coal could well be of high sulfur content, as is most Ohio coal, the study notes high sulfur levels can be con- trolled through the gasification and liquefaction processes and the existence of substantial untapped reservoirs of coal would be a further argument for location of a commercial coal-gasification plant in the area Oct 15 on five counts of grand theft, four of theft by deception, three of dereliction of duty, one of theft in office and one of obtaining credit by means of unlawfully obtaining a duplicate certificate of title. Lowe pleaded innocent to the charges at an arraignment Oct. 22. An additional charge of forgery against Lowe was returned in December. The charges were returned as a result of an investigation by Bureau of Criminal Investi- gation and Bridwell following allegations by Arthur R. and Carlos Dille and others con- nected with Morgan County Wood Chip Inc. and A. R. Dille and Sons. Bridwell was appointed a special assistant prosecutor by Morgan County Common Pleas Forest MacDonald in June to investigate the charges. MacDonald then stepped aside and Ohio Supreme Court appointed Hocking County Judge Harry Myers to hear the case. Myers retired at the beginning of the year and Ammer was appointed by Supreme Court. The grand jury in December indicted Davis on charges of larceny by trick and obtaining property under false pretenses. It charged Lowe with aiding and abetting him Davis was also charged with using his office to defraud the state of proceeds in the property sale involved in the first count and with tampering with records. Lowe was also charged with presenting a false public record in the property sale involved. Lowe and Davis pleaded innocent to the charges when arraigned Dec. 23. Davis is represented by Ally. Ned Ormond of Zanesville and Lowe by Ally. Frederick D. Fahrenz of Charleston, W. Va Judge MacDonald is presiding in the Lowe-Davis case. MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) Thirty-four persons were in- jured Thursday after nearly 200 prisoners at the Mansfield" Re- formatory began throwing food and trays during breakfast. Eighteen guards were treated for fight-related in- juries, according to Joe Ashley, a spokesman for the Depart- ment of Correction and Rehabilitation. One was hospitalized after he com- plained of chest pains. Fifteen inmates were treated in their cells for minor injuries, he said. Another was hospi- talized with a broken nose. Ashley said the incident seemed spontaneous and was over in 45 minutes after the prisoners were returned to their cells. Some windows were broken in the dining area Democrats Draw Plans For Selection Of Judges RICHARD J.MALOY fit Washington Bureau WASHINGTON Now that the Democrats have regained control of the White House, many lawyers among the party faithful arc savoring the prospect of being appointed to a lifetime job as a federal judge. A position on the federal bench has become more at- tractive, now that a district judge's salary is about to be raised to and the pay of an appeals jurist to About 25 of these jobs are open right now and more will become available because of retirements among the 484 federal jurists and because a Democratic Congress is ex- pected to heed the plea of Chief Justice Warren E. Burger and create at least 100 new judgcships to case crowding on court dockets. The federal judiciary is one of the last bastions of the .political spoils system and the party that controls the White House also appoints the judges, subject to Senate confirmation. In practice, the U. S. Senator in a state that is of the same party as the President winds up selecting judges. "He can virtually handpick said Sen Alan Cranston, D.-Cahf. So after a long, eight-year drought during the Nixon-Ford Administration, lawyers who have been Democratic party workers, or candidates, or office holders have their eyes fixed on becoming a judge. Some of them, especially those with a poor or mediocre legal record, are going to be bitterly disappointed. This is because a surprising number of Democrats in the U. S. Senate are surrendering their traditional patronage right to top political friends for a seat on the bench when it falls vacant in their state. Already Senators from at least nine states have an- nounced the formation of some type of "Merit Commission" which will have a sometimes the dominant voice, in selecting nominees for federal judgeships. U is a development en- couraged by President Carter, who used a similar technique to- name state judges while governor of Georgia. It is also applauded by American Bar Association (ABA) Charles A. Horsky, a Washington lawyer who is a member of the ABA's Judicial Selection Committee, said: "The ABA wants to get away from political appointments, those that are made by a senator without consultation with anyone." He noted that such "Merit Commissions" have become fairly common among state governments. Sen. Lawton Chiles, D.-FIa., began the movement away from the spoils system in naming federal judges two years ago, while the GOP still controlled the White House. He and his junior Democratic colleague, Sen. pick Stone, created a nine-member "Federal Judicial Nominating with three members named by each senator and three by Bar Association. When a vacancy occurs, the panel invites applications, screens applicants and recommends five finalists to the two U. S. Senators. Chiles and Stone, using only those five names, forward from one to (Continued on Page i-B) Response to a resolution by Ohio Mid-Eastern Govern- ments Association protesting Environmental Protection Agency's plan for sulfur dioxide emission controls, has been favorable. The resolution, passed by OMEGA's executive board Jan. 19 in Cadiz, was sent to state and federal legislators, of- ficials of EPA, the Appalachian Regional Commission and other agencies and to President Jimmy Carter. According to Harry F. Smock, OMEGA's executive director, most of the legislators have responded with favorable remarks, noting they too op- pose EPA's current plan which could have a disastrous effect on the economy of eastern Ohio by closing down the coal mines. East Ohio coal is of a very- high sulfur content. To date, responses have been received from the White House, U. S. Representatives Clarence Miller and Douglas Applegate, State Sen. R. Kinsey Milleson, State Representatives Tom Johnson, A. G. Lancione and William E. Hinig and Gov. James A. Rhodes' office. Several enclosed the statements they delivered at recent public hearings on EPA regulations. Applegate put it succinctly when he stated, "If adopted, this plan would cause economic disaster in the Ohio Valley." Applegate also pointed out, "It seems likely the federal plan will seriously jeopardize over jobs in Ohio, the tax base of several school districts and units of local government, Senate Confirms WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate confirmed the appoint- ment of Adm. Stansf ield Turner to head the Central Intelligence Agency on Thursday. payrolls exceeding per year and annual consumer demand in excess of a half billion dollars which is generated by the Ohio mining industry Any impact upor. the state economy will be borne primarily by eastern Ohio counties." Smock noted the response from the White House came from Katherine Schirmer, domestic council, policy staff, who stated the resolution was being forwarded to EPA. The resolution itself protested the EPA's plan for strict emission control stan- dards, with its concurrent effect on the east Ohio coal industry and suggested some related workable standards be developed instead, "which will permit the continued un- dimimshed use of Ohio coal by Ohio utilities and industry Index OMEGA Organizes New Advisory Group Church Jeane Sports Women's Bridge Ohio Mid-Eastern Govern- ments Association (OMEGA) is forming a new area-wide committee for technical advice and input. Three represen- tatives from each of the nine member counties will comprise the committee. According to OMEGA executive director, Harry F. Smock, the group will be asked to generate needs and ob- jectives, suggest possible development projects, com- THE NATION'S DROUGHT Source National Weather Service Drought Conditions Outlined This map, released by National Weather Ser- vice and U.S. Department of Agriculture Thurs- day, ihowi current drought conditions over continental United The central and north central parts of the nation have had dry weather since last spring and the West Coast area since fact (all. ment on OMEGA's role as a planning and development dis- trict and offer suggestions to make it more effective. One of the first tasks of the committee will be to evaluate the goals listed in the OMEGA overall economic development plan. The plan is required for designation and funding through Economic Develop- ment Administration (EDA) and is used by EDA as a blueprint for funding decisions. Members will be encouraged to identify and suggest projects and programs in the nine- county area which can be funded through various federal sources. Persons who have agreed to be members of this committee arc: Belmont County Bruce Kinzel, Supt. Charles I. Jones and Commissioner A. J. Sargus; Carroll County Joe Sekely, Mildred Snively, one vacancy; Coshocton County Eleanor Carrick, Mayor Kenneth Grier, one vacancy; Guernsey County Mrs. Evelyn Brockwell, Com- missioner Andy Kotoff and Chris Lekorenos; Harrison County Mrs. Nately Ron- sheim, Jim Adrian and Lester Boyd. Holmes County Dr. Maurice Mullet, Leah Wright, one vacancy; Jefferson County Joe Kennedy, Bud Entinger and Coleman Mullms; Muskin- gum County Commissioner William Embree, Michael Gerber and Dr. John Brown; Tuscarawas County Gary Wisecup, Commissioner Joanne Limbach and Luther Cato. spill was expected to be too small to be a health hazard, but he said it would be monitored continuously as it moved downriver. The Kanawha joins the Ohio River at Pt. Pleasant. W Va. Chain said the spill should reach the Huntington, W.Va water system on the Ohio by Friday and be at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Sunday or Monday. But, he said, heavy rams in the Kanawha Basin may impair the ability of officials to make accurate calculations. The rain will accelerate the dilution of the chemical and the concentration is expected to be only a fraction of the levels measured after the earlier dis- charge. Chain said The West Virginia Health De- partment notified Huntington officials to take appropriate measures to protect the water supply. FMC has acknowledged that it was responsible for two smaller spills of carbon tet- rachloride this month, but said its inventories indicated it could not have lost the 70 tons the EPA estimated flowed down the Kanawha and Ohio rivers last week. A spokesman in the office of Congressman William Gradi- son, R-Ohio, said he has asked the EPA to take action under the emergency powers of the Safe Drinking Water Act. "That could possibly involve closing down the plant until the problem is the spokesman said. The spill came as the EPA and state officials were consid- ering legal acfion against the chemical plant for the earlier discharges. Curry said the spill was a combination of a leaking tank and a malfunctioning pump. He would not elaborate, saying the problem was too complicated to explain. "FMC reported that a spill of carbon tetrachloride occurred this morning at its South Char- leston Curry said in the company's explanation. Report On Gas Ordered WASHINGTON (AP) A federal appeals court on Thurs- day ordered seven major natu- ral gas producers to comply with Federal Trade Commis- sion subpoenas and turn over detailed information on gas re- serves in southern Louisiana. The producers have 90 days to comply with the subpoenas, issued as part of an FTC anti- trust investigation into the pos- sible connection between price hikes sought by the industry and how it reports its reserves. The inquiry was begun six ears ago, long before this w-m- ter's natural crisis, but at a time when questions were being raised about how much gas was actually available. Nonetheless, the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals will provide the FTC with more de- tails than it has ever had on how natural gas reserves are computed and reported. The seven companies named in the decision are Texaco, Standard Oil of Indiana, Superi- or Oil. Exxon, Shell Oil, Stand- ard Oil of California and Mobil Oil All drill in southern Loui- siana, the nation's richest source of natural gas. All had waged a vigorous fight through the courts ar- guing that the FTC was not en- titled to the information sought in the subpoenas. In an earlier decision in the case, U.S. District Judge George L. Hart Jr. ruled that the FTC was entitled to only some of the information it was seeking. But the appeals court ruling signed by David L. Bazelon overruled Hart and said the agency should be provided with details by the producers on both their public and internal documents on reserves, how re- serve estimates are prepared and any "documents referring to any relation between, the re-. porting of proved reserves and the rates for natural gas per- mitted by the FTC." Lottery Numbers CLEVELAND (AP) Oh'o lottery numbers drawn Thurs- day night: Pot O Gold: 323-568-77723. Double Play: 142-66306- 023735. Color: Blue .1,   

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