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   Pulaski Southwest Times (Newspaper) - January 23, 1976, Pulaski, Virginia                                C The Southwest all rlohtt reserved 329 JANUARY 1976 15 Cents 25 Cents Sunday Forest Fire Said Caused By Hunters Approximately one and a half acres of forest land on Big Walker Mountain in Pulaski County burned Wednesday and according to Mack chief forest warden for Pulaski Baker said thai the located northwest of Parrott Ihree miles up Dry Branch near he Giles County was discovered about 1 Wed nesday and he look Forest Warden Lee Bowman of Dale and several others lo help hinrfighl the fire Baker said Ihis fire was ad jacent to the fire on Big Walker Mountain ihat burned ap proximately 50 acres in November He said the fire fighters had to ford the frozen creeks and fight Ihe blowing wind in order to reach Ihe Baker said the fire was ap parently caused by someone smoking game oui of a large white oak tree Ihat had been buring for several days This was Ihe seventh fire of this type thai burned more than 50 acresof forest land in Pulaski County since Baker Concerned aboul the destroying qf forest Baker Kit out an appeal to good Kidnaping Suspect Arrested UPI A 28year oldNorthern Virginia man has been arrested and charged with holding the ransom money paid in the kidnaping of Alan Bortnick earlier this the FBI announced FBI spokesman Steve Ramey said the Richard Hibbett of was arrested Thursday by the FBI field office in Alexandria He was charged with possession of the ransom money paid for the safe release of The money reportedly amounted to Bortnick was abducted at gunpoint from the Square Deal Trucking in northeast by two men 12 and taken to an undisclosed More than four days of negotiations followed between the kidnapers and Joseph Bortnick of Chevy the father of the victim and co owner of the trucking A sixfigure ransom was deman Finally early on the money was dropped at a secluded intersection in Sandy and three hours later Bortnickwas Ramey said Ihe arrest was Ihe firsl in the which is receiving a vigorous investiga tion by the More suspects are being sought in the case the Coon Hunters and the Trappers Association for any information which mayhelp him to control ihis He said that fires of this type destroy the homes of the wildlife and destroy the areas for hunters He said Ihat the destroyed lorest land cost Ihe taxpayers more than for suprression Anyone having information regarding forest fires contact Baker al 9806961 or the cqunty dispatch al ihe Pulaski County Sheriffs Other firemen in the county have also been busy fighting grass fires the past few days Newbern firemen went out Thursday afternoon to fight a grass fire on Ihe property of Winston Miller on Miller Road Assistant Chief James Quesenberry said that ap proximately one acre was burned and firemen arrived in iimelo keep the blaze from catching to the barn and a stack of fence Nine men and threupieces of equipment naswered Ihe call and returned to the firehouse at Quesenberry said Gilbert assistant chief of the Hiwassee Fire Depart reported Ihat Hiwassee firemen went out early Thur sday morning to fight Iwo grass fires in the same area Atkins said the which bufned about of an were located near Ihe Hoover plant in Hiwassee along the side of Ihe Four men and Iwo pieces of equipment answered the call and returned lo the firehouse in about an Atkins speculated that the fire was caused by a cigarette tossed in Ihe Chairman To Speak The chairmanof the 9th District Democratic Committee will the guest speaker Tuesday at a meeting of the Pulaski County Democratic Tuesday at in the circuit James Jones will be the featured speaker to explain the new plan of delegate selection to be used in the upcoming local mass meeting lo be held April in the convention to be held May and for the state and national conventions for the nomination of a Democratic candidate for president of the Harry chair man of the Pulaski County Democratic will preside over the Other items of interest to the Democratic Party will also be discussed at the meeting which is open lo all members of the Pulaski County Democratic To Give Encore Getting in a little boOgie music with The Boogie Woogie Bugle Rny of Company F arc Sari Roma and Trionne Hilliard in a scene from the Pulaski County High Srhnol production Salute to Broadway which will be presented again Saturday at R p m Hue lo popular rlcnanH w admission will be charged at the In Kepone Tragedy Disease Control Center Accused Of Misconduct WASHINGTON LPIi Rep Dave has ac cused the governments Center for Disease Control in Atlanta of administrative rnisconduci and violation of federal law in its handling of the Kepone pesticide problem in Obey made Ihe accusation as Senate hearings opened on the poisoning of workers and their The center is required by law to report to the Labor Department if it determines that any substance is potential ly loxic at ihe concentrations in jthich il is used or found in a place of said Although Ihe center had a clear indication that an occupa tional health problem he il ignored the law and made no effort lo communicate with the other appropriate government agencies aboul the Hopewell A Senate subcommittee on agricultural research continues hearings loday on Ihe Hope well in which at leasl 28 employees of the now defunct Life Science Products plant of Hopewell were hospi such symptoms as loss of tremors and brain and liver James subcommittee said ihe hearings are being held lo examine Ihe roles of federal agencies in ihe Kepone iragedy and to insure thai a similar does not occur Obey said Ihe disease center received blood samples from workers at Ihe Hopewell plant lasl July A week later the control center contacted Virginia health officials and reported internally within the center thai high levels of Ihe insecticide Kepone had been found in the blood of a man with weight loss Fear Of Poisoning Hurts Restaurants Trapped Times Photo By Becky Munroe These seamen trapped on an island in the Pacific complain about the lack of female rnmniininhship in a scene from South Pacific during a special number of A Salute lo a prespnlntion of Pulaski County High The production will be shown again Saturday al R lo givo more people a chance to see UPI The sign over the Lord Baltimore Inn Fresh Ocean No The message is part of Ihe restaurants campaign to cOm bal public fear of an anl and roachkiller which has become a household word in Kepone has hospitalized se veral employes of a pesticide firm and has been found in lower James River Restauranl owners say the public has been shying away from seafood products in receni apparently in fear it comes from the James Many area seafood stores report sales have dropped dramatically and as a result are going to greal lengths to inform Ihe public Iheir seafood is from oul of One restaurant owner says his oyster11 sales more than Found UPU The bodies of two pilots were found loday inlhe wreckage of a Slate Department of Natural Resources plane that had been missing since being forced down in a snowstorm Wednes They are pinned in the wreckage and we are going to have lo pry them said a spokesman for the Slate Police Delatchment By PlanningJOistrict Regional Okay Given Projects Times Photo By BecKy Munroe and tremors who had been employed in Ihe manufacture of Kepone in a chemical Obey He said it was a full week after Ihe centers report lo the State Health Depart ment before the plant was II took three weeks for ihe Occupational and Health Administration to learn of ihe situation through infor mal despite the re quirements for CBC lo relay Ihe tripled since he pul up a sign saying his oysters come from New York and have no Of 10 seafood outlets sur veyed by Ihe Richmond Times seven reported busi ness has dropped since publica tion of reports on the pesticide Mills Godwin closed Ihe lower James River lo all fishing last month after I races of Kepone was found in shell William chef and owner of Ihe Lord said his oyster sales were very low Ihe firsl couple of weeks he was The oysters were going he No one was buying them Pearce decided Kepone possi bly had something lo do with it and pul the sign up in fronl ol ihe building advertising new Long Island bluepoinl oysters Since he sales have soared from two to seven boxes a The Stale Health Department last month that Virginia oysters are clean and safe for saying supplies come from approved areas such as the Eastern Potomac River tributaries and ihe York and Rappahannock of Hast ings is frustrated by i he decline and Nobody ever got seafood from the James he The only thing we ever got were BKCKV MlNROK Times Staff The New River Planning Dislncl Commission gave regional approval lo ap plications to expand the waler reatmenl planl of Ihe Town of lo conslrucl a multi family rental housing project in easi lo provide to create a homemaker service vendor for welfare departments in the and to provide a program or winterizing homes in Ihe district The Town of Pulaski is seeking federal grants to finance a project lo expand the waler Ireatmenl planl in Ihe own and lo construct sanitary sewer lines Under federal Ihe application for Ihe grant must receive approval from ihe regional planning which ihe New River Valley group gave Thursday nighl The application calls for to provide for the expansion of ihe existing water Ireatmenl planl which serves he entire population of the town I According lo town engineer for the economy of ihe area will benefit from Ihe waler treatment plant expansion since additional capacity will be available for lulure development of the Pulaski is also seeking lo finance a project to provide construction of sewer collector lines in an area composed of subslandard housing and low income This project should benefit 500 people and provide an opportunity for them to improve their living The commission members also gave approval to an ap plication by an Alexandria GWL for construction of a rental hojjsing project in Pulaski near Burgess Macgill and Wells There has been opposition to he project by residents of the bul information regarding ihe project has not been warded to Pulaski Town Council or the Pulaski Planning The New River commission members decided Thursday that they would go ahead and approve the ap plication on regional level because they fell the project did not have to be presented to the Jocal jurisdiction prior to commission approval of Ihe Another application which given regional approval was for lo be jjsed To Meet Hep William who represents Pulaski County from Ihe 9th Districi in will be al his Pulaski office on Washington Avenue from 9 until noon Saturday Rep Wampler will greet the 1 public and lalk over any problems citizens may have with the federal government or answer any questions con cerning pending legislation in Congress Fire A detective flue in a home on Robinson Trad Road caused around damage according to Assistant Fire Chief Ralph Pearce said the alarm was received at and two pieces of equipment responded lo Ihe The house is owned by Curtis Wright and is located in Ihe AirportAddition said floor joists were damaged by Ihe fire Men and equipment returned lo Ihe station through Ihe New River Vallex Agency on Aging whose offices are In fhe PUIasK County A d m i n i slr a I i o n for homemaker raining lo be provided by New River Community College for 11 10 meeting CETA requirements in order to create a Homemaker Service Vendor lo provide services for welfare departments lo purchase under Title XX of Ihe Social Security Also approved by Ihe com mission was an application for if Virginia wealherizalion and emergency assistance program This prcfgram plans to wealherizeal leasl provide emergency assistance to 600 and have a demonstration project for alternative sources in ihe In other the com mission Gave approval to the ap pointment of William Haynes of Pulaski to represent Ihe Town nf Pulaski on iheNew Hivjr Emergencv Medical A d VTSOTV Totnrcit Agreed lo have Ihe planning districl slaff study possibilities of having the dislrici designated lor OH planning which deals with water pollution control Areas lo he studied in Jhe mailer include ground water pollution possibilities such as slorm drainage landfill surface water pollution and public uater supply Heard a suggestion from commission member Dr A T Leighton Jr of Blacksburg concerning a study lor a regional jail Leighton lold ihe members thai all the jails in Ihe 4lh Planning Dislrici will need lo be improved in Ihe future because of rising stale He suggested thai each member go back to iheir governing bodies and look into ihe possibilities of a regional jail ACTION DIAL I 8 9805220 I Action Dial is a reader service of The Southwest If you are looking for answers or need a problem dial 9805220 between 8 and Monday Or write Action The Southwest Box tJL Q Is U not a health requirement that food establishments have some kind of exterminating service or program A The Pulaski County Health Department reported that according to law establish ments must have vermin under While there is no law saying the establishment must be the health department recom mends this procedure to keep the vermin under Q What is the minimum wage for someone working in a private home providing nursing care for an elderly woman A According to the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor in minimum wage for this type of work is an wftwswiwftTfte County In Pulaski Pulse NEWBERN CHURCH OF GOD will have a revival starting Sunday with the PULASKI COUNTY HORSE and Pony Riding meet at 8 Saturday at the Pulaski Oddfellow buildjng on First WESLEY MEMORIAL United Methodist Robinson Tract will have a gospel singing Saturday ii featuring Ihe Eversole Family of Max Mradrws CHURCH OF GOD of Prophecyof Midway on Case Knife Road wilj have a gospel singing Saturday at 7 SO MOTHERS MARCH WORKERS who did not collect for the March of Dimes last Sunday should collect this Sunday and turn in their money DUBLIN CHURCH of God is holding revival services through Sunday The af is the Services begin at p THE WEATHER Warmer tonight with the low expected in the upper 20s to the low Much war mer on Saturday with a chance of Highs in the mid to upper Chanceof precipitation 10 per cent tonight and 30 per cent Thursdays recorded high in Elevation of Claytor Lake is   

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