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   Danville Register, The (Newspaper) - November 14, 1976, Danville, Virginia                                THE DANVILLE REGISTER ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTYEIGHT YEARS OF PUBLIC SERVICE FOUNDED FEBRUARY 1847 NO 31195 AP LEASED WIRES DANVILLE VA SUNDAY MORNING NOVEMBER 141976 APNEWSFEATURES iRICE TWENTYFIVE CENTS As Final Phase Of Plan To Halt Fighting More Syrian Units Move Into Lebanon Positions STRANDKD MOTORISTS Thousands of motorists were Motorists could not get through the snow arid icepiled streets stranded on icy streets of El Paso Texas Friday night as about and spent the night in motel lobbies and other warm places AP four inches of snow and low 20s temperatures hit the city Wirephoto After Sorting Out Personal Staff Picking Cabinet Team Next Step For Carter BEIRUT Lebanon AP Three more Syrian armored brigades moved into position Saturday for the final phase of a plan to halt fighting in Beirut after 19 months of civil war Christian sources said one 3000man brigade was moving toward the central Lebanese Chouf Mountains to protect Christian villages there surrounded by Druze Moslem warriors and their Palestinian allies Two other brigades were moving toward Beirut to reinforce 6000 Syrian troops already in and around the capital hey added Syrian officers said their tanks and armored cars would move Sunday into the embattled city center and other flashpoints Palestinian guerrillas of the socalled rejection front told newsmen that they had orders to accept the Syrian peacekeepers without resistance This is despite claims from heir leadership that the Syrian intervention here is designed to bring the guerrillas to heel But in Ihc meantime sporadic shelling and sniping continued in the oncelively commercial district near Ihc Mediterranean port now lying in ruins with sunken ships blocking the harbor We will abide by Hie ceasefire decision said a guerrilla of the Iraqibacked Arab Liberation Front fighting near the port But our command has told us that we should respond to any fire on us We respond with strength sufficient to mSke sure they dont fire on us again Scattered shelling into residential districts also continued on both sides of the threemile line dividing Beirut Hospital and militia sources estimated more than 15 killed in the last 24hour period The rejection front made up See LEBANON Page 8A ATLANTA AP Now that Jimmy Carter has sorted out his personal staff his next big step is lo pick Cabinet officers tohelp him with the bigger problems ahead Carter already has indicated that he expects to face major In Washington Area decisions as soon as he takes the oath of office in January principally at first on the economy and whether it needs boosting But before he can approach Congress with any substantive programs he has to have his Overdoses Leave Four Dead 24 In Hospitals lWASHINGTON AP A sale of superstrength but Impure heroin killed four persons and hospitalized at least 24 in the worst overdose epidemic in DC history police said Saturday Capt Houston M Bigelow commander of the narcotics division said metropolitan police know the general location of one or two suspects described as sizeable dealers previously arresled here More evidence is needed before arrests are attempted he said Medical examiners reports on the precise cause of death wont be completed until next week but autopsies on three of the dead showed the deaths were consistent with other overdose cases he said Three deaths occurred at District of Columbia hospitals and one in Maryland with some overdose reports also coming in from Virginia All the dead were men between 22 and 31 years old Drug samples voluntarily turned in at area hospitals afler police issued a call for all possible victims to seek treatment were 124 per cent heroin five times the potency of samples taken off the streets in September the officer said The brown powder also contained black specks he described as an unknown impurity police chemists have not been able to identify Weve never seen anything like that before he added But other officers and two chemists said later that the black substance was fairly common in that type of heroin known as Mexican mud because of place of origin anrl color One officer said the specks apparently are a byproduct of the process used td change opium into heroin Bigelow said that he per sonally thought that mysterious substance may be responsible for he casualties rather than the heroin itself He said the calls from hospitals and worried addicts began Friday night and peaked early Saturday Seven persons remained hospitalized I think were probably at the end of the crisis he said An assistant Lt Richard G Simmonds said We think a substantial amount hree o four ounces has been distributed in the northwest area of the city The officers said those in terviewed at hospitals pin pointed one source for the drugs and one area 14lh and T streets in the northwest quarter of the city Bigelow said the normal level of overdoses in See OVERDOSES Page 2A own team in shape to back him up And that is what is foremost on the minds of the Carter organization A first step toward lining things up was the meeting in Plains Ga over the weekend between Carter transition chief Jack Watson and cam paign manager Hamilton Jordan One of their leading objectives was to sort out responsibilities There is too much crossover right now one veteran Carter staffer said The only delineation so far is that Hamilton is clearly in charge of White House staff and Jack is clearly in charge of the Cabinet Watsons talent bank has been screening names and outlining job requirements for some time with a view to selection of Cabinet members and government agency of ficials after a series of in terviews Jordans assignment to oversee creation of Carters personal White House staff is new and reaffirms his standing in light of reports of a mild rivalry between him and Watson for influence in the administration It also became clear Jordan was reasserting his influence when it was announced over he weekend he will will shift his base from Atlanta to Washington to work with Watsons transition group Before the election Watson prepared preliminary lists of potential appointees for every department except the White House staff saying that would be left up to Carter personally Carters delegation of it to Jordan reflects the role Jordan played in his administration as governor of Georgia Watson a young Atlanta lawyer is the technician who put together the voluminous and detailed transition studies for Carter Jordans strong On 1400Mil Rescue Mission Coast Guard Cutter Closes In On Site Where 18 Are Missing HELLO THERE These two deer peered from behind a tree on the R J Theiler property in St Germain Wis The animals have nothing to fear for some time yet because the deer hunting season in the state doesnt begin until Nov 20 AP Wirephoto See CARTER Page 10A As United Parcel Service Strike Talks Continue SAN FRANCISCO AP A Coast Guard cutter on a rescue mission closed in on a shipwreck site in the Pacific Ocean nn Saturday to search for 18 crewmen still missing two days after the disaster Fourteen other crew members of he lumber freighter Carnelian1 were rescued Friday and another one was known dead the Coast Guard sa id The 14 known survivors were on their way to Japan aboard two freighters Saturday Stormy weather that had driven off rescue ships eased somewhat Saturday with winds dropping to miles an hour Coast Guard spokesman John Hollis said in San Francisco where the search is being coordinated The crew of a Coast Guard plane reported seeing what might be a survivor in a life raft before sunset Friday llollls said It could be a ladder They saw something in a raft Exactly what it is we dont Hollis said a plane crew would assist the Coast Guard cutter Mellon in the search The Carnelian1 sank in stormwhipped seas Thursday 1400 miles northwest of Honolulu after a deckload of lumber tumbled over the side II was en route to Japan with a cargo of lumber from the Pacific Northwest The Mellon set out from Kotliak Alaska 1400 miles from the disaster scene after the Carnelian1 sent out a radio distress message reporting giant waves and winds of more than 50 miles an hour Howling 57 mph winds 25foot waves ami driving rain forced two rescue ships from the area Friday The freighter Hunter left for an unknown port in Japan on Friday morning after picking See SINKING Page 2A Businesses Count Extra Costs Delays COLD WEATHER Rradinfp From Weather Station Atip The Rrpitcr Building VIRGINIA Generally sunny Sunday with the highs between 40 and 50 Increasing cloudiness Sunday night with a chance of rain or snow in the southwest portion and lows in the 2fls and 30s A chance of rain or possibly snow Monday with the highs in the 40s or low 50s NORTH CAROLINA Cloudy and cold Sunday with highs in the 40s in the west and 50s in the east Cliiudy Sunday night and Monday with a chance of light rain in he southeastern sections Warming trend Sunday night anil Monday with lows in the 30s except 20s in he mountains Highs in the 50s ranging to the KOs in the southeast DOWNTOWN WEATHER LOG Saturday Hour Temp Bar Wind 35 3015 32 3044 20 3043 Sunday 25 3042 24hour low to 1 am 25 high 42 24hour precipitation none 7 pm fl pm 11 pm 1 am SW4 SW4 Calm Calm By The Associated Press While striking Teamsters Union members wait for a contract scftlement with United Parcel Service eastern businesses count extra costs and delays in their package deliveries The Postal Service mean while wails for a break in the feverish work schedule thrust upon i by Ihc twomonthold strike aganst UPS in 15 eastern states Though an informed source in Washington said Friday a tentative agrement had been reached on major issues chief union negotiator William McCarthy said he expected talks would continue there through the weekend The strike has swamped the Postal Service with a package load greater than its normal preChristmas deluge Though extra workers have been hired more overtime hours have been scheduled and more trucks are in motion delivery delays of varying lengths have been reported by businesses throughout the East The Postal Service says its parcel volume has move than doubled in the area from Maine to South Carolina since the strike began on Sept 15 It has asked that Christmas cards be mailed by Dec 10 and gift parcels by Dec 3 because of the added burden on mail delivery Some shippers have reported costly delays and have swit ched to alternative tran sportation like Greyhound buses modified so they can handle the larger loads of parcels generated by the strike Others like LL Bean Inc a mailorder sporting goods firm in Freeport Maine say the Postal Service is handling their shipments in about the same time as UPS did The cost however is about 15 to 20 per cent more according to Beans vice president William Griffin More than 17000 UPS em ployes are involved in the strike The dispute involves job protection issues with labor concerned over managements increasing use of parttime employes to replace fulltime employes through attrition Both sides also disagree on pensions for the partlime workers The average hourly wage for a UPS worker is S7 according to a spokesman at the firms headquarters in Greenwich Conn A Boston company which each week ships about 500 wedding gowns and 1000 bridesmaids dresses all over the country says its business has been affected by the UPS walkout but not greatly Delays havent been horrendous If weve been really pressed for time we See UPS Page 10A Wants To Face Firing Squad Gilmore Man Of Contrasts SALT LAKE CITY i APA man of contrasts this Gary Mark Gilmore who wants to die by firing squad Though hardened by 18 years in prison the former Cub Scout reads the classics dabbles in oil paints and loves to drink beer Hes been a prison loner and troublemaker but his mother says hes always treated her well His girl friend describes him as thoughtful and nice and as a man who believes in God Gilmores hero in youth was Gary Cooper Then while nn parole last July 20 he robbed a Provo motel ordered clerk Benmc Bushnell to lie on the floor and placed a pistol next lo his head He pulled the trigger murder ami now in the maximum security unit of the Utah State Prison was to have diwl by firing squad this Monday morning But Gov Calvin L Rampton last week ordered a stay of execution pending review by the state Board of Pardons The board will consider his Gilmore convicted of See GILMORE Page 10A Mamie Ive Stopped Counting Birthdays GOOD MORNING FourSections48 Pages Section Amusements B Classified Ads 0 Crossword Puzzle D Editorials A Local News B Snorts D Vw 1011 12 4 15 89 jin GETTYSBURG Pa AP Ive stopped counting birth days said Mamie Eisenhower And she added any woman who gets to be 80 has a perfect right to stop counting The widow of President Eisenhower became an octogenarian Sunday and expected her son and daughterin law and their children including son David and his wife Julie Nixon Eisenhower to join her in celebration Leaning on the arm of a Secret Service agent Mrs Eisen hower recently stopped to talk with a photographer outside her home Her health in recent years has been fragile Last winter she spent 11 weeks in Washingtons Walter Reed Army Medical Cen ter with a viral infection f For years she has suffered from an inner ear problem which affects her balance And she has a rheumatic heart and ar thritis She had just returned home from the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church which she a tends regularly But she took time to talk To incoming First Lady Mrs Rosalynn Carter she sent best wishes and may she always provide a home for her Husband She said that Mrs Carter must have love and faith in her husband to help him through the presidency During eight years in the White House I let Ike run the coun try and I ran the home Mrs Eisenhower said In an interview with Ed Meyer of Washington radio station WMAL broadcast Sunday as a birthday observance Mrs Eis enhowervoiced thesamethoughts The way Ive always felt about Ike was this A man has to make the money for the family He has to do what he wants to do or hes not going to be successful I never stood in Ikes way of anything he ever wanted to do That was his business not mine Mine was the children my household and everything His business was entirely removed Eisenhower died in 1969 He had been general of the army leading the Allies to victory in World War II he was President for two terms and he had been president of Columbia Univer sity The Eisenhowers moved more than two dozen times mostly during his Army days but she seems content now to slay on the farm I miss him terribly Mrs Eisenhower said in the radio in terview conducted on the porch of the home You see Ike and I used to use this porch so much and I would sit here like this and play solitaire and he used to sit across painting We would hardly say a word to each other but we were companions And I miss that terribly She didnt say whether shed call Mrs Carter personally but that shes kept in louch with two other first ladies Mrs Richard Nixon and Mrs Lyndon Johnson Mrs Eisenhower gets calls from Lady Bird Johnson Her con tact with Mrs Nixon is mostly about family connections brought about by her grandsons marriage to Mrs Nixons daughter The rest of her routine she said revolves around answering mail and enjoying her home Last August her personal secretary Mrs Ethel Wetzel retired after some 15 years and was not replaced Now Mrs Eisenhower answers as much of her personal mail as she can See MAMIE Page frA MRS MAMIE EISENHOWER Birthday PrM V   

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