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   Pulaski Southwest Times (Newspaper) - December 30, 1976, Pulaski, Virginia                                Inside Virginia Tech meets the University of Virginia in the finals of the Times Dispatch Tournament in Richmond Details of Wednesdays first round and a pregame look at the Pages Wl A New River Newspaper Serving Pulaski County DECEMBER 1976 Weather Cloudy tonight with a 70 per cent chance of snow and a low around Lingering snow flurries Friday with clear skies expected later in the For more details see page 15 Cents 25 Cents Sunday Oil Spill Case Pened Today PHILADELPHIA UPI The Coast Guard opens an inquiry today into the gallon oil spill into the Delaware River from the Liberian registered tanker Olympic whose captain is being held on criminal Vassilios Vlismas was arrested by federal marshals Wednesday on board the tanker and charged with causing the oil spill failing to immediately notify the Coast Magistrate Edwin Naythons ordered a Greek held in lieu of bail for a further hearing Attorney David Marston said Vlismas was charged under the 1972 Water Pollution Control Act and the Refuse Act of The statutes impose strict criminal doesnt matter whether the oil discharge was accidental or deliberate the damage to society is the Marston Violation of the statutes carries a maximum fine and 12 years in If the Coast Guard board of inquiry finds any misconduct or negligence on the part of Vlismas it only has the power to revoke his The Olympic Games was carrying about 17 million gallons of light Arabian crude oil when it ran aground on the Delaware River as it tried to dock at the BP Oil refinery in Marcus south of Kenneth commanding officer of the Coast Guard unit in Gloucester said onethird of the 34mile oil slick had evaporated by late Flu Shot Program As Good As Dead ATLANTA UPJ Federal health officials said Wednesday the massive million national swine flu immunization program will not be resumed because significant evidence links with a rare form of While officials would not flatly say the program was it appeared Begun in the vac cination program reached only about 41 million persons before it was suspended two weeks David directofVof the Center for Disease announced the 13member Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices agreed there was significant evidence of assocciation between influenza vaccinations and the Guillain Barre With that in the com mittee voted unanimously to continue the moratorium begun when the incidence of the unusual paralysis first came to Sencer said There would have to be a substantial amount of influenza around the country to justify resumption of the immunization One consultant to the com John an DAVID SENCER Paralysis Evidence Column One Ray Gary Managing Editor The End Or The Beginning This is the year that Tomorrow is the last day of Those two astounding facts are passed on with a straight face and not without a trace of This was the year of our Grand Birthday Remember Remember the months and years of the an ticipation The grandiose schemes born in the Nixon government throwing the biggest national celebration this country has ever seen has happened since those plans were first proposed but one thing is the Bicentennial observance was a We pulled it off and we had fun doing The files of the Southwest Times are jammed with local news stories of the events planned and carried out by our Bicentennial There are names in those files as Names of people in our communities who took on the responsibility of providing a format for some good old fashioned flag It was for the most without Federal money and The Big Party plan fizzled when officials in a master stroke of genius brought on by a lack of funds decided as usual to throw the ball into the local lap for the next While their intentions might be suspect the end result was good because it meant local planning and local effort and people working The key is that the to be a should One of the important products of the observance was the reawakening of most of us to our heritage and our Special courses were instituted in local projects were carried out and for the first time many of our youth saw their parents really excited about Among the stories in the Times files are those which tell of commissions implying that now 1976 is over so is the need to elevate the knowledge of our country beyond high school or college Lets not let that Lets keep the momentum As citizens we need to care about our And down on the courthouse level in each community is where we can show that caring the Lets revive those under any name you want to give Lets make 1976 the not the end of the epidemiologist at the University of told the group its quite conceivable that we are looking at an effect of all immunological CDC officials were preparing a much more detailed questionnaire to circulate to physicians and health depart ments around the seeking all possible information on cases of GuillainBarre One of the questions to be asked is whether the victim received any other inoculations and if The committee did agree to let private physicians continue to vaccinate their patients against various forms of providing the patient signed an informed consent We do not think that very many physicians will want to do Sencer Virtually no influenza of any type has been reported thus far in the Sencer which is very We hope it will stay that he CDC figures announced at the meeting showed that of the more than 41 million vaccinated in the 160 died some of heart attacks within i moments of getting the Also there were It600 cases of nonfatal reaction to the vac At least 496 cases of GuillainBarre syndrome a which heretofore has not been statistically recorded have been reported since the 1 start of the vaccination There was a significantly higher rate of the paralysis among those vaccinated against flu com pared to those not Robert assistant state health com said the vaccine is safer than most vaccines generally accepted by modern citing polio vaccines which can cause But he agreed the million swine flu immunization program should not pending further study or an outbreak of the potentially fatal Sun Of Gun Riding off into the sunset was not a cowboy on his favorite but this motorist caught by photographer Gene Dalton who placed the car between his camera and the It seems the driver is either leaving or entering a but Dalton said I can prove its the Carter Cabinet To Release Data UPI Presidentelect Jimmy Carter and each member of his Cabinet will disclose full details of their net worth and arrangements for divesting their financial holdings before inauguration according to a Carter Press Secretary Jody Powell said Wednesday the Code of setting forth guidelines for financial will be made public Carter revealed that each member of his newly formed Cabinet agreed to the terms of the code and will disclose his financial status in advance of taking The mean was making final decisions on his White House staff and members of the including un dersecretaries and assistant Carter has im on Cabinet officials his desire to have more blacks and women in the subcabinet But there was no indication that he would set that Transition aides said most of Carters inner circle campaign staff mostly white men will be his key operatives in the White Carter so far has designated only Powell as press but he also has described campaign treasurer Robert Lipshulz as his White House Others expected to be part of the White House staff with direct access to Carter were Hamilton his campaign manager who will have a position involving political contacts Jack Watson as Cabinet secretary Gregory Schneiders as appointments secretary Stuart Eisenstadt in the policy area and Frank Moore as chief of congressional Carter returned to Plains Wednesday afternoon after three days of meetings on Simons Island in what he called an unpredecented gathering of his official The also was putting the finishing touches on his economic package which he a mix of a tax cut and a program for creating jobs in both the private and public He is summoning his economic advisers to Plains next and invited congressional leaders to join him afterward for a preview of the economic program which he hopes will win popularsupport before it goes to JIMMY CARTER Meets Newsmen Equal Rights Targeted RICHMOND UPI Legislation aimed at giving women equal rights and making responsive are among the measures Common Cause of Virginia will lobby for in the 1977 state The selfstyled citizens which has more than members will also back legislation to curb possible conflicts of interest in government and to abolish state agencies that are no longer Tim who chairs the Virginia chapter of the non profit said Wednesday Common Cause will continue its legislative efforts to make government in Virginia more open and more accountable to the Barrow said Common Cause is backing a bill that would require state legislators to disclose names of legal clients whom they represent before state agencies for fees of more than Judy the groups chief said such a bill almost passed last Tax Packets Mailed To Pulaski Residents Arsenal Union Appeals Ruling Members of the and Atomic Workers International Union OCAWIU Local 3495 voted Tuesday night to appeal a recent circuit court ruling concerning the October strike at the Radford Army Ammunition The union was charged by Hercules the primary contractor at the in November for violating provisions of a 1970 permanent injunction against unlawful picketing at the According to several affadavits filed with the the union was allegedly involved In making several telephone calls to nonstriking employes at the Union picketers also allegedly obstructed traffic in and out of the arsenal in various all in violation of the No convictions were handed down by Radford Circuit Court Judge Southall but he did instruct the union to pay some in court According to OCAWIU Clarence the requirement for paying the court is considered unfair by union Charges were pressed by Hercules after the completion of the strike on October Staff Writer Some tax packets were mailed late Tuesday afternoon by the Pulaski County Com missioner of Revenues according to Commissioner of Revenue Maynard Sayers said the packets contain state income tax returns as well as personal property returns for Pulaski County The as well as payment for the state is due May he The Commissioner of Revenues office has just recently beeagranted a penalty by the Board of Supervisors to impose on those people who fail to file their personal property returns by the May 1 Sayers said that a 10 per cent penalty on the tax due will be charged to late personal property Failure to file state income tax returns by the date due will result in a penalty of or 10 per cent of the amount of tax whichever is Sayers Late payment on the state returns will result in an additional 5 per cent plus interest on the tax Sayers said that one change residents should note is that persons wishing to apply for an extension on their federal and state returns must file an estimate of the tax due as well as include an estimated payment by the required May 1 date to apply for an 1976 VIRGINIA INCOME TAX FORMS A Message to Virginia Taxpayers Tnere are several new provisions In Virginia Income tax any one of which may ilfecl your 19TO Income tu II they ipply to please read the pertinent Instructions In Ihls picket A credit now replices the retirement Income Taxpayers 6 years ol or older miy be entitled to It even II they hive not retired Dividends received Irom corporations doing business In Virginia ind Irom nitlolul banka and banks chartered by Virginia are no longer deductible A Utter Tu ol ii Imposed on every person engaged In business as a distributor or retailer ol products whose packages constitute Utter such u and boxes I A request lor an eiltnsion ol lime lo Ille your tax return must be accompanied by a tentative 111 lth I tentative Hi liability II the lax liability shown by the final return exceeds by more than the tentative In on the eitrnsion a peiullv for underestimation ol the tentative lai must be Because ol the new provisions Ihis be especial ly careful In Ihe preparation of your return II liter you have read the you have iny doubt about Ihe proper wiy to report an item of or your local olliciil listed In these instrucllons will be glad to help you or you may contact this olllcc lor ferried couples are reminded again to whether there Is a III savings by filing separately the combined return method joint return Please double check the compulations on your re verily that the Social Security on the label is the same as that on your wage and lax statement and your Social Security registration and that WM check or MoneyOrde m securely itlichedlo your return State Tai Commiutoner Second Trooper On Job Court Issues Order To Officials UPI A second North Carolina Highway fired following a roadblock Shootout in which a Virginia State Policeman has been orderedtemporarily reinstated by a Superior Court Judge Thomas Lee issued a temporary restraining order Wednesday directing patrol officials to put Trooper Robert of Durham back to A hearing in Durham Superior Court on the matter was set for also filed suit against three top patrol officials seeking in He contends in suit that he was wrongfully discharged and that his civil rights were A hearing was scheduled in Wake County Superior Court today for Trooper Mat thews of Mat fired with Williams for allegedly violating patrol firearm policy at the obtained a reinstatement order last week and has been working at a desk job a sevenyear patrol named Transportation Secretary Perry Greene patrol com mander now on a leave of ab sense and Jack acting patrol in his damage He asked in compensatory damages and in punative damages for the wrongful discharge claim and amounts on the claim that his rights were In a telephone interview Wednesday Williams said he was very elated at the prospect of returning to He said he expected it would be Friday before he could start work again because of delays in serving the court paperwork on patrol Merger Letter Mailed A letter has been sent from the Pulaski Town Council to Town of Dublin and Pulaski County officials asking them make known any interests they have in consolidating the three Pulaski Mayor Raymond Ratcliff said Wednesday that the town council had directed him to write a letter to each of the government bodies asking of their interest in the con Ratcliff said the council will then wait until those Dublin Town Council and the Pulaski County Board of express some interest in talking about the possibility of it con At its December 21 meeting the Pulaski town council authorized Ratcliff to write to the other governments con cerning a meeting to determine is a study would be feasible and warranted on Councilman William House Cast the only dissenting vote on the Ratcliff said that his letter suggested no specific meeting time but only asked that any consolidation interests be ex pressed to see if they will agree to take a look at the Early Closing Because of the New Years holiday the business office of he Southwest Times will close Friday at 3 The office will reopen Monday The Tillies will publish   

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