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   Danville Register, The (Newspaper) - November 7, 1976, Danville, Virginia                                THE DANVILLE REGISTER ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTYEIGHT YEARS OF PUBLIC SERVICE FOUNDED FEBRUARY 1847 NO 31188 AP LEASED WIRES DANVILLE VA SUNDAY MORNING NOVEMBER 1976 AP NEWSFEATURES TWENTYJIVE CENTS Feels Second One Made Him More Respectable Person9In Minds Of Voters Carter Believes TV Debates Decisive Factor In Victory PLAINS Ga AP Presidentelect Jimmy Carter reflecting on his long uphill climb to the White House believes he never would have made it had it not been for the presidential debates He eels hat the second debate dealing with foreign policy made him a more respectable person in the minds of the electorate and blunted the Republican effort to paint him as an unknown quantity to be feared as a leader That effort he feels was responsible for half the votes President Ford polled and has left him even in victory with an image in the country which is still there which Ive got to repair A lot of people still feel Im sure a question about what is going to happen when Jimmy Carter gets in the White House he said Carter has no sore feelings however about what he called the Republicans negative campaign tactics accepting them as Clean and clever campaigning which he never knew how to combat He also has only praise for the positive aspects of the Ford campaign That was the position Carter said which is legitimate and I think ac curate that Ford had done a reasonably good job at governing and thus deserved his own administration Carter relaxing in denim and hiking boots Friday af ternoon at his mothers Pond House back among the pines just outside Plains hashed over the election and some of his immediate plans in an informal discussion with about Could Cause Major Wliite HouseCongressional Clash PresidentElect Strongly Committed To Shake Up Structure Of Government WASHINGTON AP Jimmy Carter is coming to Wash ington more committed than any other president in modern times to shake up the very structure of government And to accomplish some of his most cherished goals he will have to tread on some of the most sacrosanct prerogatives of Congress The result could be a clash between the White House and congressional Democrats which would make President Ford and the last Congress look like sweethearts Carters reputation for lough dealing with the Georgia legis lature when he was governor is preceding him to Washington and some backs are arching already in anticipation Several congressional staff aides fired the first shots this past week with complaints against Frank Moore the man who has been Carters congressional liaison during the campaign They said Moore wasnt attentiveenough and didnt answer their phone calls Moore denies any intended affront and his chief lieutenant says the most they have to apologize for is not being able to answer all of the calls when everybody calls at on ce Ordinarily a Democratic Congress would be expected to be delighted at having the party back in the White House but some of the most important Democrats in town are going to be up staged by the new nonWashington outsider at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave When he talks about tax reform he is encroaching on the preserve of congressional committees which usually act for the Democrats Even when he talks about shaking up the bureaucracy he is threatening power bases in Congress Sec SHAKEUP Page 2A 20 reporters gathered in the comfortable living room I honestly have never doubted that I would win Carter said Im not saying that in an arrogant way but I had a confidence that we were doing the best we could and the accumulative impact of my family constantly cam paigning and the Georgians constantly campaigning and the natural numerical ad vantage of other Democrats would eventually win But he said television coverage focused on hisown mistakes in contrast to a deference shown to the President which gave Ford unfair advantage He described that as crippling to his campaign I have a feeling that had it not been for the debates I would have lost he said I think the debates let the American people be kind of reassured well at least Jimmy Carter has some judgement about foreign affirs and defense and all After the second debate I felt that I had established myself in the peoples mind as a more respectable person Carter said that he had approved a draft of a challenge to Ford to debate which was to have been issued the morning after Fords acceptance speech at the Republican convention When Ford issued his own challenge in his ac ceptance speech Carters press secretary Jody Powell released Carters statement the same night Ford said Carter had no choice because his standing in the polls before the Republican convention even though the wide margin bet ween them was in Carters view artificially high Carter said he thought his most grievous mistake in the campaign occurred just after the second debate when I erroneously had an overly aggressive approach to Mr See CARTER Page 6A READY FOR VACATION Presidentelect Jimmy Carter and wife Rosaiynn wait to board an Air Force jet at the Albany airport Saturday for a vacation trip to St Simons Island on the Georgia coast AP Wirephoto Carter Awed By Presidential Plane As He Heads For Vacation Island ST SIMONS ISLAND Ga API Jimmy Carter slopped aboard a shiny blue and silver presidential aircraft for the first time Saturday and acted like a kid with a new toy This is the one Ive been looking for the Presiden telect said as he took a long look at the first solid proof of his victory over President Ford in last Tuesdays elec tion Carter carried his garment bag and a pair of rugged hiking boots up the front ramp and passed the seal of the President of the United States Then the plane took him to a vacation at secluded Musgrove Plantation among the pines and palms and Spanish moss of this southern Georgia coastal island I thought Peanut One had been fixed up nicely until I saw this said Carter who charted his own smaller jet during the campaign The presidentelect in spected the plane from cockpit to tail shaking hands with the Air Force crew and stewards At one point he walked to the rear and looked over a collection of photographs of President Ford and his family and asked if a photo of the White House was really the White House Thats what Ive been looking for the successful Democralc candidate for president repealed Do you feel presidential he was asked I will when I get off he replied and then smiled Im surprised how beautiful it is how fancy it is Carter said as reporters trooped in to inspect his airborne quarters The plane served Presidents Kennedy Johnson and Nixon as Air Force One until 1974 when it was replaced by a newer craft which Ford still uses Carter called his new jet very impressive very beautiful very historic I felt like going back and getting my threepiece black suit when I saw this airplane Carter said He was dressed casually in sports slacks and shirt and a beige cardigan sweater I feel impressed with it but at case with it he said as he munched a sweet roll and sipped coffee and orange juice served by a steward wearing a blue blazer with the presidential seal on the pocket Carter was trailed Ihrough the plane by his son Chips small black partterrier dog IB which darted between the legs of the presidentelect his family his staff the reporters and the stewards Chip Carter in blue jeans and as casually dressed as his father explained that JB stands for Jet Black or perhaps Jerry Brown or John Birch or whatever you prefer His father was asked if he plans to change the picture mounted on a bulkhead showing President Ford framed by the American and presidential flags Carter laughed and replied We havent decided who to put there Do you feel any different he was asked Were sober about the job he replied At several points he noted the planes hislory saying This is the plane on which President Johnson was sworn In as president President Nixons trip to China was made on this plane The Boeing 707 jet aircraft which now is designated Air Force 26000 also brought the body of President Kennedy back lo Washington from Dallas on Nov Sec VACATION PaRe BA TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT A single engine plane rests against fence of St Casimirs Lithuanian Cemetery on Chicagos Southwest Side where it crashed shortly after takeoff from Chicagos Midway Airport Pilot Henry Szymanowski 29 of suburban Franklin Park and passenger Robert Orlando 25 of suburban Ehnwood Park escaped with minor cuts and bruises APWirephoto Moon Rocket Accident Also Detailed Exiled Russian Says Hundreds MORNING Died In Atomic Waste Mishap GOOD Off Lebanese Coast IsraeliPalestinian Vessels Clash TEL AVIV Israel AP Israeli navy vessels sank a boat carrying Palestinian guerrillas and captured two other craft in a battle off the Lebanese coast Saturday the military command said It reported that one Palestinian was killed and 12 were captured including two who were wounded The prisoners were taken to an Israeli navy base a com munique said It added there were no Israeli casualties The Palestinian news agency WAFA reported in Beirut that the clash occurred near the Lebanese port of Sidon when Israeli gunboats intervened to aid two vessels manned by Lebanese Christians that had intercepted a freighter ap proaching the port Sidon is controlled by the alliance of Palestinians and Lebanese Moslem leftists who use it to bring in arms and ammunition They arc opposed by Lebanese Christian rightists in Lebanons civil war and there have been reports by bat tlefield witnesses that the Israelis have supplied the Lebanese Christians with military equipment The Israeli military com mand declined to comment on the Palestinian version of the naval clash It has stat3d repeatedly that no Israeli troops are involved in the Lebanese war A command spokesman questioned about the fight said it occurred in the north outside territorial waters That would place it near the Lebanesecoast The Israeli state radio an nounced that Israel has started to supply isolated Christian villages in southern Lebanon with food Israel previously Sec BOATS Page 6A Four Sections48 Pages Section Page Amusements B 1111 Classified Ails D 1011 Crossword Puzzle C li Editorials A 1 InralNews B 1S Sports D 1fl Womens News C I2 LONDON AP An exiled Soviet scientist asserted Saturday that hundreds of people were killed and thousands suffered from radiation sickness when buried atomic waste exploded without warning in the Ural Mountains in 1058 Zhores Medvedev a Youth Fatally Stabbed During ROTC Program LINDENHURST NY lAP A college junior was stabbed in the chest and killed while playing the role of a prisoner of war in an ROTC honor Hooks Named To Head NAACP BKNJAHIN I HOOKS NEW YORK AP Ben jamin L Hooks a member of the Federal Communications Commission was elected Saturday to succeed Roy Wilkins as executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People The unanimous vole by the NAACP national board marks an end lo the long and sometimes uncomfortable search to find a successor to the 75yearold Wilkins who plans to retire next July 31 The NAACP has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember Hooks 51 said after learning of his election This is one of the most im portant jobs in the country the very top in terms of the black community Hooks of Memphis Term said he had no great novel changes to propose for Ihc 500000member civil rights Organization I just want to see it bigger and better he said The first black appoinled to the FCC Hooks is an attorney and former Baptist minister who served congregations in Memphis and Detroit He said he will have to resign his FCC post to take up the NAACP job which is his as of Jan 1 1I77 He planned to meet with NAACP officials in Washington to discuss the transition Wilkins had wielded power in the NAACP without challenge for decades He was a hero of the civil rights movement and his name was virtually synonmous with the organization But the NAACP had fallen on lean times in recent years and experienced financial dif ficulties There was increasing pressure to case Wilkins out of the post and put someone younger in Finally at its 67th annual convention last July the organization acted to take away his real but unofficial power and place it in the hands of the 64member board of directors He forced the issue himself by asking lo be allowed lo stay on past his planned retirement next January until afler 6Blh annual convention The directors later acceded lo his wish but only after removing all his responsibilitts for in ternal operations Last February Ihe board of directors had enlisted more than 200 prominent blacks to aid in a campaign to double Ihe membership during Ihis year The move was seen by some as a departure from the longtime policy of keeping planning within the national board More lhan 50 of the blacks enlisted in the drive and they were also asked to advise the organization on modernizing its fiscal administrative and public relations systems The move seemed to represent the thinking of the socalled Young Turks faction on the national board See NAAfP Page 2A fraternity hazing and training program police said Suffolk County Police said a fraternity member stabbed Thomas Fitzgerald in the chest early Saturday morning with an unsheathed weapon identified variously as a bayonet and a hunting knife The weapon cut through a wooden placard that was hanging from his neck officers said The placard read prisoner nf war James Savino 21 a cadet first lieutenant was arrested and charged with second degree murder He was playing the part of a Soviet inquisitor trying to get secret information from Fitzgerald who reportedly was seeking membership in Ihe fraternity known as the Pershing Rifles wore an Armytype uniform during his arraign ment Saturday He he marched to the bench and snapped to attention I didnt murder him he told members of his family in the courtroom His attorney Harold Borg said Theres no doubt the death was accidental Outside Ihc courtroom Borg added a denial that the killing occurred during a fraternity hazing It could have been a regular ROTC training SPP DEATH Page 2A biochemist and geneticist now living in England also said that dozens of lop Soviet space technologists lost their lives when a moon rocket ignited while they were examining it in He disclosed dolails about the Soviet disasters in an ar licle in New Scientist a British scientific weekly Medvedev wrote that for many years atomic reactor waste had been buried In a descried area a few dozen miles from the town of Blagoveshensk in Ihe Ural Mountains which form the dividing line between Ihe Soviet Unions European and Asian territory The waste overheated within the shallow burial facility and erupted like a violent volcano the scientist said Strong winds blew the resulting radioactive clouds hundreds of miles away Medvedev said that no one was evacuated from the affected area until afler symptoms of radiation sickness were evident According to Medvedev many Ural towns where the level of radiation was moderate to high but not lethal were never evacuated The area most seriously af fected by the atomic waste mishap is still considered dangerous and is closed to the public he wrole The Ural Mountains region is among several areas of the Soviet Union off limits to Western correspondents Several biological research stations have now been built in Ihe vicinity the largest area of gamma rariiallon in the world to study the damage See DISASTERS Page 2A WEATHER dinpn From TrlVmhrr Station Atop The Brainier Building VIRGINIA Partly sunny and mild Sunday with highs from the 50s to the low 60s hut turning colder in the mountains with a chance nf snow flurries and highs as low as in there Windy and much colder Sun day night and Monday Snow flurries likely in the mountains with partly cloudy skies elsewhere Lows Sunday night from as low as in in the coldest mountains to the 20s in the past Highs Monday from amund 30 in the mountains to 40s in the east NORTH CAROLINA Partly cloudy Sunday through Monday with a chance of snow flurries beginning in the mountains latp hsxundey continuing through Monday especially at higher elevations Highs Sunday in the 40s In the mountains to 60s on the coast Windy and turning colder Sunday night and Monday Sunday night in the teens in the mountains to around 40 nn the outer hanks Highs Monday with some upper 30s in the mountains to mid 50s on the coast DOWNTOWN WEATHER LOG Saturday Hour Temp Bar Wind 7pm 48 30125 S4 9hm 45 3026 Calm6 II pm 40 1026 Calm Sunday am 36 3025 Calm 24hour low to 1 am 30 high 55 24hour precipitation none   

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