Danville Register, November 3, 1976

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November 03, 1976

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Danville Register, The (Newspaper) - November 3, 1976, Danville, Virginia THE DANVILLE REGISTER ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTYEIGHT YEARS OF PUBLIC SERVICE FOUNDED FEBRUARY 1847 NO 31184 AP LEASED WIRES DANVILLE VA WEDNESDAY MORNING NOVEMBERS 1976 APNEWSFEATURES PRICE FIFTEEN CENTS Carter Moves To Threshold Of Victory Ford Carries Virginia By WhiskerThin Margin Byrd Easily Wins New SixYear Term SEN HARRY BYRD Zumwalt Concedes S Senate Seat Has Been In Family For Nearly 44 Years RICHMOND AP Virginia voters gave Harry F Byrd Jr a decisive mandate Tuesday for another six years in the US Senate seat that has been in his family for nearly 44 years With more than 80 per cent of the returns inthe independent senator held a whopping lead of more than 245000 votes Returns from 1520 of the states 1854 precincts showed Byrd with 722633 votes to 473461 for Democrat Elmo R Zumwalt and 58947 for in dependent Republican Martin H Perper Zumwalt conceded his defeat at a news conference in Rich GOOD MORNING Two Pages Section Page Amusements A Classified Ads B Comics B Crossword Puzzle B Editorials A I oeal News B Sports B Womens News B 4 5 3 4 12 6 3 mond saying It was a hand some victory for Harry Byrd It indicates Virginians are basically contented with the leadership they have had In his victory statement made in Winchester Byrd said he regarded his win as a mandate for a philosophy of government 1 dedicate myself to repesent all the people of the state in bringing the Virginia philosphy of government to Washington D C he added The senators strong showing came close to sustaining campaign polls that indicated he was the frontrunner by as much as a twotoone margin Byrd was ahead in nine of the states 10 congressional districts Only the Northern Virginia 8th District gave Zumwalt a slight edge Virginias other Senate seat now held by Republican William L Scott wont be up for grabs until 1978 Byrd ended his campaign on a strongly optimistic note predicting he would get a majority of Democratic Republican and independet votes But Zumwalt former chief of naval operations insisted the llth hour momentum had swung to him and a large bloc of undecided voters would put him narrowly over the top See BYRD Page 2A His Edge Under 20000 RICHMOND AP Republican President Ford carried Virginia by a whisker thin margin Tuesday in a downtothewire presidential race with Democratic Jimmy Carter With 97 per cent of the returns counted Ford had a lead of slightly more than 19000 votes out of more than a record 15 million cast The vote with 1795 of the states 1854 precincts repor ted was 816632 for Ford and 797232 for Carter This gave Ford 51 per cent of the vote and Carter 49 per cent Carter had jumped into an early lead but Ford overtook him after 15 per cent of the returns were in and doggedly maintained his advantage throughout the night At times the margin was so narrow that the mathematcial percentage had to be called a 5050 split Most political analysts had agreed that the outcome in Virginia as well as the nation might well depend on how many voters who claimed llth hour indecision actually turned out and whom they voted for In Virginia at least it ap peared that a majority probably cast their ballots for Ford The long lines at the polling places had offered no real clue to the outcome Participation was equally heavy in the affluent white collar precincts which nor mally would be expected to favor Ford as it was in the black and blue collar precincts almost certain to give Carter a majority Virginia has a modern tradition of favoring Rep publicans for the White House and statehouse and Democrats in legislative and local offices The last time the state voted for a Democratic president was in 1964 when it helped Lyndon Johnson swamp Sen Barry GOldwater In this years campaign Virginia was considered from the outset a pivotal state that could prove to be a bellwether of how the South would go In the final weeks of the campaign state newspaper See VIRGINIA Page 2A JIM HUNT NC Backs Carter Hunt Easy Winner For Governor RALEIGH AP Given a big boost by the regular Democratic organization Jimmy Carter claimed North Carolinas 13 electoral votes Tuesday night in his bid for the presidency With 1645 or 70 per cent of the states 2346 precincts counted the former Georgia governor had 619292 votes or 55 per cent to 498616 or 45 per cent for President Gerald Ford Ford who had high hopes of carrying North Carolina when he campaigned at the North Carolina State Fair Oct 23 did not get the splitticket voting his supporters had hoped for in this heavily Democratic state As expected Democratic Lt Gov Jim Hunt easily defeated former Human Resources Secretary David Flaherty to win the governors office which had been in Republican hands the past four years for the first time since Recon struction days In the states 11 See CAROLINA Page 2A Two Others In Jeopardy At Least Six Incumbent Senators Are Defeated WASHINGTON AP Voters threw at least six in cumbent senators out of office Tuesday and two others ap peared in jeopardy while Democrats retained overall control of the Senate as they have since 1955 BASES COVERED Loretta Mattar and returned to US husband Muhamad wanted a son named after born last week the next US president so they named twin Wirephoto sons Jerrie and Jimmie The couple recently from Lebanon Twins were in a Portland hospital AP With races only in Vermont California Utah and Ohio left in doubt it appeared there would be little substantial change to the 6238 margin Democrats took into the election Thirtythree Senate seats were on the line Defeated in their bids for re election were Sens James Buckley RConNY Joseph Montoya DNM Vance Hartke DInd J Glenn Beall RMd Bill Brock RTenn and Gale McGee DWyo McGee was defeated by Democratic state Sen Malcolm Wallop Two other Democratic in cumbents trailed their Republican challengers Sen Frank Moss of Utah was losing to political newcomer Orrin G Hatch 46 per cent to 54 per cent with about 40 per cent of the vote counted And Democratic Sen John Tunney of California trailed 70yearold semanticist S I Hayakawa 45 to 52 with just under 10 per cent of the vote counted In Pennsylvania Republican Rep John Heinz III heir to the Heinz pickle fortune defeated Democratic Rep William J Green for the seat of retiring Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott Montoya a liberal who served on the Senate Watergate Committee was defeated by Republican Jack Schmitt a former astronaut who walked on the moon Hartke who had sought a fourth term was defeated by Win Column Roster Of South With Exception Of Virginia WASHINGTON AP Jimmy Carter swept out of the South captured New York and Pennsylvania and held a steady lead over President Ford as the votes were counted early VVednesday in their close presidential contest Carter moved to the threshhold of White House victory He was gaining 51 per cent of the popular vote and held a threepoint margin over Ford with 70 per cent of the nations precincts counted In the competition for electoral votes his margin was wider Carter had won 19 states and 238 of the 270 electoral votes it will take to make a president Ford had captured 17 with 117 electoral votes And Carter was leading in five states with more than enough electoral vote power to deliver him the victory When Carter carried New York with its 41 electoral votes by a slender edge over Ford Republicans declared they would go to court seeking impoundment of voting machines for a recount At the White House a spokesman said the action was taken with Fords approval All told the 24 states in which the former Georgia governor won or led had a total of 302 electoral votes Ford won or led for 236 electoral votes in 27 states The popular vote settled into a pattern Carter by three percentage points With 70 per cent of the nations precincts tallied it stood this way CAMPAIGN ITCH Democratic Presidenl Tuesday as daughter Amy takes care of an it nominee Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn chyfoot AP Wirephoto smile during a rally in downtown Plains Carter 29207215 dr 51 per cent Ford 27481200 or 48 per cent Independent Eugene J McCarthy 446656 or one per cent Democrats quickly certified their control of both Senate and House in the 95th Congress II appeared the new Senate would have about the same 62 to 38 Democratic dominance as the old And the partial House returns pointed to a parly lineup close to the current one which is Democratic 290 to 145 This was the national picture Sw KIKCHON 1np2A Coup Topples President Burundi KINSHASA Zaire AP A military coup has toppled President Michel Micombero of Burundi a small and violenceridden central African nation where plotting is a centurtesold lifestyle A radio broadcast Tuesday from the Burundlan capital of Bujumbura said the Monday coup was bloodless An official communique of the Burundi armed forces said the new leaders were Lt Col Jean Bagaza deputy chief of staff and a Maj Nzimana a helicopter pilot The communique said the 36yearold Micombero who took power in a coup 10 years ago was very tired ap parently indicating the rebels considered him unfit to carry on his duties A Belgian expert in African affairs said on Brussels radio Tuesday that Micombero had become a notorious alcoholic The Burundi radio said the communique denounced the deteriorating economic situation of the country and the selfish clans that had been leading the government The communique blamed both Burundians and foreigners for the problems Besides Micombero other leaders of the government and the countrys single political party reportedly were ousted The fate of the deposed leaders was not known Bujumburas airport and the national borders were closed telecommunications suspended and a dusktodawn curfew imposedinformed Belgian sources said The broadcast from Bujumbura said the country was quiet In the decade since Micomberos bloodless coup tens of thousands of persons have been killed in tribal slaughters and abortive rebellions in Burundi a nation of 38 million that is one of the poorest and most densely populated in the world Slightly smaller than Maryland landlocked Burundi was a German colony before World War I and then a Belgian Presidential Table By The Associated Press Here are the latest presidential returns The figure before each state is the percentage of pre cincts reported The first figure after each state is its electoral vote total States in which the AP has declared President the winner are denoted by the letter F before the electoral vote States in which the AP has declared Jimmy Carter the winner are denoted by the letter C beforethe electoral vote ate Elec Vc C9 F3 F6 C6 45 F7 F8 C3 C3 C17 C12 4 F4 26 F13 F8 F7 C9 C10 4 C10 trust territory until gaining independence in 1962 For centuries the majority Hutu and minority Tutsi tribes have fought each other for power and the dominant Tutsis themselves have been torn by rivalries between clans Micombero is a member of the ruling Hima clan part of the Tutsi tribe a tall aristocratic people also called Watusi The Himas have long been opposed by the Banyarugurus the majority clan among the Tutsis See COUP Page 2A Helms Decides To Retire As Ambassador To Iran WASHINGTON AP Richard Helms former director of the Central In telligence Agency has decided to retire as ambassador to Iran US officials said Tuesday The 64yearold Helms was named to the Tehran post in 1973 and is considered one of the most influential am bassadors to have served in Iran Helms notified President Ford of his intention to retire several days ago the sources said but the chief executive decided to hold back an an nouncement until after the Tuesday election Helms will remain in office until the end of the year Helms was CIA director from 11166 to 19W a period covering some of the most controversial activities of the agency Critics have charged that Helms supervised activities which included torture and assassination in Vietnam direct interference in the domestic activities of such countries as Chile and the training of secret police for other nations including Iran A major criticism against Helms concerned allegations that the agency was involved in the Watergate scandal and subsequent coverup Officials said it was thought Helms resignation was a routine retirement after ill years of service It was to be formally announced on Wednesday they said Helms name was involved last January in a case in volving a 1971 domestic breakin At the time in reply to a question White House Press Secretary Ron Nessen said that President Ford does have confidence in Am bassador Helms in his post in Iran Later in February the Justice Department said it had decided not to bring charges See HELMS Page 2A Pet State Prcs 89 ALABAMA ALASKA ARIZONA ARKANSAS CALIFORNIA COLORADO CONNECTICUT DELAWARE DIST COLUMBIA FLORIDA GEORGIA HAWAII IDAHO ILLINOIS INDIANA IOWA KANSAS KENTUCKY LOUISIANA MAINE MARYLAND 3 48 80 14 67 98 98 100 83 50 70 73 92 97 92 99 100 79 100 oral ite Vote Pet PARTLY CLOUDY WEATHER From WruthrrStation Atop The Rrgintrr Building VIRGINIA Partly cloudy Wednesday with a chance of Showers in the mountains with highs mostly in the 50s to around 60 Clearing Wed nesday night with lows in the 30s Partly cloudy and a little cooler Thursday with highs from the 40s In the mountains to 50s elsewhere NORTH CAROLINA Increasing cloudiness Wed nesday with highs in the BOs except some 50s in the mountains Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thrusday becoming windy by Thursday night Lows from the 20s northwest mountains to 40s along the coast Highs Thur sday in the 50s except some 40s in the mountains DOWNTOWN WEATHER LOG Tuesday Hour Temp Bar Wind 45 40 3036 37 3035 Wednesday 34 3034 24hour low to 1 am high 53 24hour precipitation none 7pm 9pm 11 pm 1 am Calm Calm Calm Calm 29 ;