Color Country Spectrum, June 24, 1976

Color Country Spectrum

June 24, 1976

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Color Country Spectrum (Newspaper) - June 24, 1976, Saint George, Utah -'TO "TVS Local forecast Cedar City: Fair and wanner through Friday; highs today in the lower 80s; lows tonight in the mid 40s: highs Friday in the upper 80; light winds todav. St. George: Fair and con- tinued ho! days through Friday; highs today in the low- to mid 90s: lows tonight near 80; highs Friday in the mid 90s light winds today. Color Country Spectrum The printed voice of Utah's booming Southwest! Volume 13 Number 89 Thursday, June 24, 1976 In Kennedy investigation probe CIA hid Cuban plot WASHINl'TDX (I PI) Within days after John Kennedy wax killed "2-1963. ine CIA learned that two iravelers fled the L'niled States for Cuba but it never lyjd ihe Warren Commission. did ihe (.'IA ever inform UK- commission of Kennedy In assassinate Cuban Premier Fidel talk uf such plots might have raised the Kennedy's death was engineered by Cast m in retaliation Xur did the official investigators ever learn that on the WASHINGTON: Sen. Frank Church, left, D-ldaho, chairman of the Senate Intelligence committee, holds a copy of a report issued by the committee Wednesday on the assassination of President Kennedy. (UPI) day Kennedy was killed a secret CIA emissary met a Cuban contact known as "AMLASH" to handover a poison pen device and offer rifles and explosives for killing Castro These examples turned up in the report of a special mnemonth Senate investigation into the performance of U.S. intelligence agencies in the investigation of Kennedy's death, Other items tn the report: On the day after Kennedy's death the FBI rescinded an order sent the day Kennedy was killed, requesting all possible clues. Instead it limited FBI investigations to a criminal probe uf the background of presumed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. Shortly afterward. FBI superiors ordered Dallas Special Agent James Hosty to destroy a note which Oswald under investigation by the FBI since earlier in the month sent to Hosty. warning him not to interview further his Sovietborn wife Manna. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover bucked the Warren Commission from the start, considered it an adversary, covered up FBI negligence in investigating Oswald, requested personal information from FBI files on Warren Commission members and staff, and apparently caused some derogatory information to be distributed about them. Sen. Richard Schweiker, RPa., told a news conference Wednesday -there is no longer any reason to have faith" in the Warren Commission finding that Oswald acted alone. He called for a reopening of the investigation- Sen. Gary Hart, D-CoIo.. cochairman, said he found "no persuasive evidence" to challenge the basic finding but urged further study of the possible "Cuban connection." The 106-page report now goes to the new 15-member Senate Committee on Intelligence Activities chaired by Sen. Darnel Inouye of Hawaii. It is not expected to decide what to do for several months. The report gave the following details of the mysterious travelers to Cuba: On the night of Kennedy's assassination a twin-engined plane landed in Mexico City with an unidentified passenger Mhu boarded a Havana-bound Cubans Airlines i'panurv had been held up six hours 'Hit1 traveler did not through i-usiums and ruiii> IK ihe rather than with the aixtmluis; "i day later, a Cuban American !he Mexican border. He was ihe mi :i m Cuba four days later and earned ;tn ed passport with a Cuban "cuurtesi The CIA learned about this traveler in early December Ford wants limit on court-ordered busing The President also proposed creation of an indopenuViu National Community and Kducation Committee lu-lp any school community requesting citizen assislam-i- in voluntarily resolving its school segregation problems Ford stressed his own "strong personal feelings against racial discrimination." his belief that it is his duty to enforce the law of the land and his dedication to "quality education" But, he said, "In recent years, we have seen many communities in the country lose cunt nil of their public schools to the federal courts because they failed to voluntarily correct the effects of official and w illful denial of the rights of some children in their .schools. "It is my belief that in their earnest desire to carry out the decisions of the Supreme Court, some judges uf federal courts have gone too Ford said- Ford accused the courts of resorting "too quickly to the remedy of massive busing of public school children." extending busing too broadly and maintaining "control of schools for too long." "It is this overextension uf court control that lias transformed a simple judicial tool, busing, into a cause of widespread controvery and slowed our progress ton art! the total elimination of he said Postal service to be cutback Effective July i there will be a cutback in mail service into southwestern Utah, it was announced this week by local post- masters and the Provd Sectional Center. It was explained by a. spokes sectional center that trucks would no longer deliver mail from the center to post offices in Beaver, Cedar City and St George to arrive in those post offices on Sunday or certain legal holidays. Likewise, it was explained that there would be no shipment of mail from those offices on Sundays or holidays. The exceptions to the policy are Washington's Birthday, Labor Day and Veterans Day. The spokesman in Provo stated that Sunday service had been discontinued at all Southern Utah post offices except these three some time ago. He said the reason for the change is that the cost of tran- sportation is not warranted by the amount of mail carried. Mail will continue to be shipped from the sectional center on Sunday evenings to at the various destinations on Mondays. The same kind of schedule will provide timely delivery OB the business day following holidays, the spokesman explained. The change will preclude post office box delivery on Sundays and the holidays affected by he ruling. According to the spokesman, no further curtailments of service in southern Utah are anticipated within the foreseeable future. Anyone having questions concerning service, or mail arrival and departure schedules from any particular post office is encouraged to contact the postmaster concerned. Gives rights to state and local Court overturns federal wage law Christian troops storm Beirut refugee camps BEIRUT, Lebanon (UPI) Heavily reinforced Christian troops stormed two Palestinian refugee camps in southeastern Beirut today, but were held off for the third consecutive day by mine fields and fierce leftist counterattacks. Both Christians and Moslems reported 'leavy casualties more than 100 killed and 225 wounded in the battle for the Tel Zataar and Jisr AI Pasha camps, "The battles are increasing in ferocity." said a spokesman for the Palestinian Liberation Organization. The spokesman confirmed that the Chris- tians were pouring in reinforcements, but said the rightists suffered heavy casualities when they tried to storm the minefields outside the camps "Our forces stood firm and repulsed every attack, killing and wounding the PLO spokesman said. House adopts reform rules WASHINGTON (L'PI) After seven hours of argument. House Democrats have adopted a set of reforms they say will avoid future Elizabeth Ray-type sex scandals and improve the election year image of the Democratic- controlled Congress. House majority leaders and the prime author of Ihe reform plans. Rep. David Obey. DWis.. succeeded in Wednesday's party caucus in keeping intact a resolution that not only reforms the House Administration Committee but eliminates some cash fringe benefits now available to members. Miss Ray alleged thi! Wayne Hays, while chairman of the committee, put her on the panel's payroll at {14.000 a year to serve only as his mistress a claim he denied. But Hays resigned his chairmanship and Rep. Frank Thompson. D-N'.J.. was elected by the House Wednesday on a 295-4 vote to succeed him. Sneaker Carl Albert and Democratic leader Thomas O'Neill urged speedy passage of the reform plan lo signal to the public that Democrats were cleaning their own house although one critic. Rep. Robert Giaimo, D-Conn., said "this proposal somehow is intended to curb the sexual appetites of some members." A Christian radio station also reported heavy fighting, but said leftist forces pulled back in the face of assaults by "all types of weapons and armored vehicles." Leftists in western Beirut again launched day-long mortar barrages on Christians sectors of the capital to ease the pressure on the besieged camps. But the heavy shelling has knocked out power to Beirut for three days, forcing water pumps to shut down. Without water, most bakeries closed, creating an acute bread shortage citywide. In the PLO said today it has now arrested a total of eight suspects in the slaying last week of American Ambas- sador Francis Meloy Jr., his economic counselor Robert Waring, and their chauffeur. "We do not have all of them involved in the plot yet, and we are still a PLo spokesman said. Despite the fighting engulfing Beirut, the international airport opened to commercial traffic Wednesday for the first time since it was seized by Syrian Lroops June 8. As the "traditional" war between Christian right-wingers and Moslem left-wingers raged, a lull in the fighting between Palestinians and Syrian troops began taking hold. Under an agreement mediated by Libya. Syrian forces withdrew from southern Beirut under supervision of a SyrianLibyan peacekeeping force sent by the'Arab League- Sudanese and Saudi Arabian contingents were scheduled to arrive shortly. The agreement also called for the Syrians to withdraw from the outskirts of Lebanon's three major port towns Beirut, Sidon and Tripoli and into the northern Akaar and southern Bckka valley regions. The airport reopened with the arrival from Athens of a Middle East Airlines passenger plane that landed on a runway guarded by white-helmeted peacekeeping troops. MEA said it planned to resume normal flights to European and Arab capitals today, despite the fact every airlines office in the terminal has been vandalized. In another development, the PLO denied a report in the French newspaper France Soir it had killed US Ambassador Francis Meloy Jr. to punish Washington for "supporting Syrian intervention in Lebanon." WASHINGTON QUPI) The Supreme Court today overturned a 1974 federal law- extending minimum wage and overtime provisions to million state and local government employes. An AFL-CIO spokesman quicklv attacked the ruling, saying it "affirmed a new form of discrimination against public workers." In a 5-4 decision written by Justice William H. Rehnquist, the court said Congress exceeded its powers by attempting to displace the power of state and local governments to structure their employer-employe rela- tionships. The 1974 amemdments to the Fair Labor Standards Act required local and state governments to comply with minimum wage, overtime and reporting requirements such as now are applied to private employes. But the National League of'Cities, the National Governors Conference and several communities filed suit, claiming the act was unconstitutional. W. Howard McClennan, head of the AFL-CIO Public Employes Department, said toay the decision "has affirmed a new form of .discrimination against public workers." He said it set a dangerous precedent which "threatens the constitutionality of virtually every federal law enacted since' 1936." A spokesman for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employes also said the ruling had "grave implications" for other basic protections which the nation's 15 million public employes are seeking including unemployment compensation, safety standards and a federal collective bargaining law. The minimum wage and overtime provisions cover only 3A million of the 15 million state and local government workers. But NLC President Hans G. Tanzler, Mayor of Jacksonville, Fia., saw it differently. "We are gratified that the court has reaffirmed the constitutional perogative of city governments to manage their own labor he said. Tanzler said the suit was filed because the 1974 law was unconstitutional and had cost taxpayers SI billion annually by injecting the federal government into local labor- management relations. A inree-judge federal court dismissed the suit, but today the Supreme C'lrnrt reversed. striking down the amendments. At the same time, th? justices overruled a I96S decision upholding earlier amendments extending minimum wage and overtime requirements to public hospitals and other government services which compete with private agencies The Labor Department told the justices the 1974 amendments would add 3.-1 million workers to the law's coverage But opponents said while most state and local employes are receiving better than the minimum wage, overtime requirements for police, firemen and other civil servants would have an immense impact on the ability of communities to control their own budgets and working conditions of their employes! Rehnquist said upholding the law -will significantly alter or displace the stale's abilities to structure employer-employe relationships in such areas as fire prevention. police protection, sanitation, public health and parks and recreation. "These activities are typical of those performed by state and locai governments in discharging their dual functions of adminis- tering the public law and furnishing public services. Indeed, jt is functions such as these which governments are created to provide. services such as these which the states have traditionally afforded their Congress may withdraw from the the authority to make those fundamental employment decisions upon which their systems for performance of these functions must Rehnquist concluded, "we think there would be little left of the states' separate and independent existence For subdivision regulation PASADENA, CALIFORNIA: In photograph taken by Viking 1 on June 22, during the initial landing site certification sequence, a channel floor in the Chryse region is shown. (DPI) Mars might have had life forms PASADENA. Calif. Mars, our planetary neighbor, might once have had sxviftly flrwmg overs, s dense Earthlike atmosphere and abundant, if microscopic, life forms. That's an estimate mven b> Hal Masurskj, head of the Viking 1 landing sile team at Jet Propulsion Laboratory after a series of close-up pic'ures war- Ira nsmitted back from 1. The spacecraft was on its fnunh orbit nf Mars But Ihekey "AndthrmajnrdueMhe apparent presence at Mime time !n pas! of lanje amounts of water The possibility thai the channels may uaw been caused by raging windstorms instead of flmimj; water was not be'ms. discounted More analysis of the pictures was needed. Masursky said. to determine the origin of the surface features and ihe safety nf the area for the Vikins 5 landing Scientists know that Mars is barren. t'MremeJy dry by Earth's standards ami any lnV forms may be dnrmant. The first close-up pnotn- nf she lowland delta called I'hrvM? m Mars" northi-rn hemisphere indicated volumes nf wa'i- apparently nrv f the now barren surfat Commission approves ordinance PAROWAV The Iron County Commission, meeting in regular session Wednesday morning, voted to adopt a comprehensive County Sub- division Ordinance pattered after the successful oneusedinDavisCounty. The 18-page document defines, limits, sets procedures, requirements, fees and responsibilities pertaining to sub- division in Iron County. In other action bv the Commission a contract with Honeywell Corp, was given tentative ap- proval for maintenance of the heating and cooling systems in the new courthouse. The one. year contract will cost the county The Commission also approved a request by Garth Jones, representing the Cedar City Chamber of Commerce, for a roadside billboard North of Cedar like the one now on the South approach of 1-15 to Cedar. Approval also came in the meeting for funds to be provided for Joan County Recorder, to attend the National Association of Counties Convention in Salt Lake, Commissioner Ivan Matheson, State Association of Counties president, will also be at the convention representing Iron County. Further approval was granted to John' McGarry of Beryl of his request to close a street in the Garryville Townsite near Beryl. The request was made to make possible a gift of a portion of the undeveloped subdivision to be giventotheLDSChurch The road to be vacated currently exists only on paper. The County Commission took note of a letter from the state offices of a new law requiring permits to be issued by the county to anyone putting upagateacrossacountyroad. Thenew legislation also requires that the road have non- restrictive use and must never be locked Unanimous approval was given by the Com- mission to continue for another three'months the employment of Michael Park as deputy county attorney and for approval of New "Castle's request for permission to fay new- water pipe along County roads. Abortion plank called offensive WASHINGTON (UPI) The head of the nation's 50 mulion Roman Catholics today called the Democratic party's abortion plank irrespon- sible, morally offensive and an endorsement ot permissive abortion. "Though this may be someone's notion of compromising an said Archbishop Joseph L. Bemardin in a statement, "the 'compromise' here amounts to opposing protection for the life of the unborn and endorsing permissive abortion." "This is morally offensive in the he said. Bemardin, Archbishop of the diocese of Cincinnati, is president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Catholic hierarchy's organization in the United States. The Democratic platform plank on abortion says it is "undesirable" to attempt a Constitu- tional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's 1973 decision liberalizing access to legal abortions. ;