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Times Journal (Newspaper) - March 13, 1977, Pulaski, Virginia INSIDE VMI and Wake Forest win in the NCAA college basketball tournament first Alabama ex pects a rough time from Tech in the Pulaski may get baseball Details Pages 62 Joufnd A New River Valley Newspaper Serving The Valley Area SUNDAY MARCH 1977 WEATHEK Chance of showers today lingering into Occasional heavy rains are Highs today in the 60s to around lows tonight in the 40s to around Chance of precipitation is 80 per 20 Cents 35 Cents Sunday Saccharin Battle Begins FDA Ban Brings Fears And Animosity NEW YORK UPI One man offered to send a money order to a Pennsylvania firm for all the saccharin it would A New York woman con plained shes always on a She threatened to sue the government if saccharin is taken off the market and she gets so fat her husband files for A weight watchers group in Los Angeles argues that obesity is a known while its only considered possible that saccharin causes Americans across the nation reacted angrily Friday to the Food and Drug Ad ministrations proposed ban on the artificial sweetener sac They began to hoard it buying saccharin products by the truckload just as they hoarded the real during World War The proposed the ban on saccharin because a Canadian study showed that in massive doses it may cause bladder cancer in laboratory And the key to the controversy was the terminology massive Fred president of Shasta Beverage said in San Francisco the FDA action was It would take 800 cans a day all your life of Diet Shasta to get the saccharin dose they gave those Schmidtsaid Schmidt was doine a booming business in diet soft A man bought a truckload right Schmidt In Martin president of Sacrinpak a major supplier of saccharin packages and saccharin said all his customers were calling to double and triple At a San Francisco super market Evelyn a heavy loaded her shopping cart with 15 five pound boxes of a saccharin based artificial In Los members of a weight watchers group urged Congress to reverse the proposed FDA arguing the articifial sweetener made it easier for them to lose And in Michael of artifical sweetener banned in the late 1960s in another cancer said the loss of saccharin could bring about an increase in heart disease by causing people to Laos Part Of POW Mission Mobile Market Homemade delicacies to entice thg taste buds are displayed on this table beside the firehouse in Watson of Hiwassee has been operating his roadside stand for the past 20 years and provides such items as homemade light chow jellies and pound Even his poultry do their Photo By Dolton part in aiding his business as he sells eggs and a fully dressed hen to his Good old country fatback can also be purchased at the established business as well as potatoes for those breakfast Nothing like free Extortion Charges Certified Photo By RKMft BROWN R CENTER DIXON L CENTER Charges Go To Grand Jury B DAVE RIDDLE Staff Writer Former Montgomery County Jean stood outside the Washington County District Courtroom Friday looking rather I cant believe the judge just did she She was referring to a decision by District Court Judge Thomas to certify charges of attempted extortion against her and fellow former deputy Mack Wilson Brown to a grand Hutton told a surprised defense at torney for Dixon and Brown that evidence could be presented if desired but he had already made up his mind that probable cause had been The defense not to bother presenting its Defense Attorney John Spiers had appearedconfident before the trial that the charges against Dixon and Brown would be dismissed upon presentation of The judges decision to send the charges on to a grand jury surprised Spiers as well as the two I was real shocked to hear the judge had made up his mind to send it to the grand jury before hearing the defenses Spiers told reporters after the particularly when peoples jobs are at Dixon and Brown had been charged with attempted ex tortion by James Edward Hearl of Hearl took the warrant against the two former deputies after he was charged by Dixon with assault and battery in a related in Judge Hutton held the preliminary hearing on the misdemeanor charge of assault and battery against Hutton Puring the Dixon testified she and her boyfriend and fellow Mack had gone to Abingdon at the invitation of Kathy Robinette Hearls girlfriend and a coworker of She said the four of and at Hearls trailer early Sunday morning just after midnight the morning of February Robinette and Hearl were in the kitchen cooking breakfast while she went to take a shower and change When she came out of the Dixon Hearl was in the bedroom her clothes were and began to make sexual advances on He locked the door to the bedroomand thats when I got Dixon told the I started yelling for Kathy but I assumed she didnt hear I cant say he Hearl hit me slapped it was more of a wrestling Dixons Lucien Robinson of testified to bruises and cuts he See Page WASHINGTON UPI A delegation will visit Laos as well as Vietnam to seek information about Ameri cans missing in Southeast it was announced but President Carter warned against raising hopes too The President met with the fivemember commission for 45 minutes on the eve of its scheduled Sunday and said he was hopeful the mission to Hanoi would lead to a complete normalization of relations between the United States and both he and auto union leader Leonard who is heading the cautioned against overopti mism about a complete ac counting of Although we seek an ac counting for all our missing we should not expect the said We recognize that informa tipn may never be available on many of them so we are not unrealistic in our expetta said Jerrold a National Security Council disclosed after the meeting that Laos has given permission for the panel also to visit Vien At the Department Woodcock said the group would visit Laos March He said no request to visit Cambodia had yet been but there was a possibility the Cambodian ambassador jn Hanoi might be v after lunch with Secretary of State Cyrus said the missions primary purpose is to try and find some key to solving the difficult problem of the missing in if wo can do thai it would establish a brigehead toward normalization of rela tions between our two coutij he but added the mission is not a diplomatic initiative in that sense Carter opened the White House meeting by We have come through the Vietnam war years with a lot of scars that need to be There remains I no hatred in the American he The delegation leaves and will arrive in Hanoi Wednesday after stops in Honolulu and the In addition to it includes former Mike Marian Edel director of the Childrens Defense Fund Sonny who headed a House committee on MIAs and former Ambas sador Charles Aside from trying to obtain information on it to receive the remains of 12 servicemen identified last September by Hanoi as having died airplane a State Department official con Hopefully well return with the Mansfield agreed in an He also the subject of reconstruction aid is bound to come But we wont have the authority to do anything but Richard assistant secretary of state for East Asian confirmed last week that President Nixon in 1973 promised Vietnam the United supply in reconstruction The Vietnamese have indicated they would like to get the aid in return for Dont Mess With Part of Warnke Message WASHINGTON UPI Ev eryone agrees the 5840 margin by which the Senate confirmed Paul Warnke as arms negotiator sent a signal the Analysis White House and Moscow on the outlook for a strategic arms But what did it mean Like It Or Metric is Here By KAREN COX Staff Writer There is a good by the year 1987 Americans will be traveling 10 kilometers to the store to buy two liters of milk and 448 grams of While meters and grams may sound a bit strange compared to the English system of measurement which uses miles anti Americans had better start getting used to it the conversion has The Metric Conversion Act was signed into law by President in December 1975 at which time the United States officially began its conversion from the English or customary system of weights and measures to the metric Already Americans have seen the conversion taking Weathermen now give the temperature in both Fahrenheit and Manufacturers mark the weight of their products in both ounces and grams and road signs in some parts of the country mark the distance to the next town in both miles and But is the conversion necessary According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture approximately 97 percent of the worlds population employs the metric system of measurement in both domestic and commercialareas of presents quite a problem where world trade is A lot of industries are shipping their products overseas said James Lyles of the Weights and Measures Section of the Department of Agriculture and Com merce Currently either the industry has to have a branch office overseasor manufacture their products according to bothstandards of Lylesisaiil that the biggest problem with the measurement differences occurs with automobile and automobile parts In Europe for the automobiles and are designed according to the metric A 1 frounce steak wfll weigh 284 Soviet diplomats and adminis tration officials are trying to answer that question as they look over four days of Senate debate on Warnkes confirma One senator reportedly of fered this advice to a senior administration official after last Wednesdays vote The signal means dont mess with Scoop is Henry and future gadfly of strategic arms agreements with the v Jackson is seen by many as an influential expert on strate gic weapons and their determined to force the ad ministration to bargain hard in any negotiations with the Many liberal howe view him as an unrecon structed cold warrior who says he favors arms control and improved relations with the Russians but then does every thing to obstruct such The 5840 Jacksons aides certainly is not an automatic prediction the Carter administration will fail to rally the 67 votes needed to ratify an eventual President Wilson failed in 1921 when the Senate rejected the League of But a Jackson aide noted nine senators among the 58 voting to confirm Warnke hold generally They could become swing vojtes if convinced a new treaty wasnt in the nations best he The One gallon wfll be 4 litres of and gauges are set according to the metric When we ship American made cars to the metric tools cannot be used on them and But there are other reasons besides world trade for the conversion to the metric Its easier once people start thinking said It is easily divisible system of measurementsince all units are either divided by or multiplied by And a spokesman from the department of agriculture The system that weve all been using is so complicated its a wonder that weve been able to cope with he Our system for measuring length has six basic none of them related in any reasonable In most The 100 dash wOlbethc 100 metre Gun Blanks Injure Students people couldnt tell you what the six are and Almost as is our customary system for expressing which features five basic units and And worst of all is our customary system of measuring volume which has 10 basic units fluid and The metric system has just one basic unit for each type of measurement the meter for expressing gram for expressing weight and liter for expressing 9uan Uties greater or less than the basic uiuts can be expressed in multiples or subdivisions of See Page v Staff Writer At least five students were injured last week during an experiment in a forensics science class at New River Community College in which blanks were fired at the students The shots were part of the procedures in a parafin test which is used by law en forcement personnel to determine if an individual has fired a Randall president of told New River Newspapers late Friday that school officials im mediately cancelled all further tests of this type and are trying to determine what went Ed department head at said five students were injured serious enough to go to the The injuries did not appear to be but the students did pain and some the injuries occurred in a class taught by Al Navola in the police science curriculum and inflicted when a small caliber gun was used to fire blanks at the students hands from about 24 inches Power residue would then be left on the hands and would show up during more of the parafin We apparently got hold of the wrong type blanks and some powder didnt explode or burn taut was implanted into the 1 See Page 2
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