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   Beckley Post Herald and Raleigh Register (Newspaper) - December 7, 1968, Beckley, West Virginia                                BECKLEY Southern West Virginias Greatest SHOPPING CENTER BECKLEY POSTHERALD Volume 291 9 Hearing AP anrt UPI EeoorU Saturday December Good Morning Draft Calls Combined WEEKEND Edition 3 Cents Witnesses Relate The News Army Plans Demobilizing Reservists Mine Conditions AP stream of witnesses hammered Friday at safety conditions in the coal mine where 78 min ers died in a series of explo sions and an unyielding Lewis one of the min ers who escaped alter the first explosion on told a West Virginia Department of Mines hearing that within the past year or so weve had too much jas and had to clear it Lake was among the dozens of witnesses who appeared at the held to probe into llit causes of the explosion and fire at Mountaineer The mine was sealed on 29 after search teams and other rescue efforts failed for more than nine days to establish contact with the trapped Lake and two other men who escaped agreed that conditions in the mine could have been Uuggy operator Gary Martin said his crews section of 9 was pretty It was more dusty than it us ually he Lake and section foreman George Wilson were among the eight men pulled to the surface about two miles from Uie of the first Wilson complained about the lack of the sprin kling of limestone dust over fine coal to prevent coal particles from being suspended in air and forming a potentially explosive Some sections were better rockdusted than Wil son Lake told investigators venti lating fans used to control gas accumulations never did work right while I was Continued On Page 8 In Clark Flatly Disputes Role In Shaping Chicago Story WASHINGTON AP The Presidents Commission on Vio lence went into seclusion Friday to shape a report to the White House far from the furor over its disputed study of the antiwar clashes in Ramsey Clark la beled as pure fabrication a published article which said the Justice Department played a key role in writing the The report blames a police riot for launching the street violence during the Democratic National Convention last Au Clark acknowledged that fed eral attorneys censored the re port before it was made public and scissored out brief sections on incidents of violence still un der investigation by the Justice But he denied flatly a Chicago Tribune article that reported Clark bad the sttjiljr substantial ly porficukrljT which said authorities reacted to taunting demonstra tors wife unrestrained and in discriminate police The department did not sug gest the change of even one word in the the at torney general Daniel Chicago corpo ration lawyer and head of a task force that prepared the told a Chicago news conference I should like to go under oath here and a public and per sonal oath to the American peo that my report was not re neither by Ramsey Clark nor anyone It was not rewritten nor was even one change made in the summary by anyone not a staff member of the study No one ex cept me and my staff edited the As for the report there were six prosccutable all of which involved possible in dictments of policemen which we deleted from the report in order not to prejudice these Four of the incidents in volved violence to reporters or photographers one involved a and one involved a Chicago youth 11 miles from the I am urging Chief Judge Campbell to allow us to make public thsee I am sending the deleted material to the chief judge for his The Presidents commission kept silent on the report which it released Sunday without com Commission members gathered at a remote i northern Virginia about 50 miles from Washington for a three day weekend session to start writing a progress report to President Johnson on its far ranging probe of violence in A spokesman for the Chicago Tribune said the source for its story that Clark had the Walker report revised is highly authoritative and completely re Chamber May Slow Old Age million special treatment chamber at Barnabas Medi cal Center here holds the possi bility of providing a deterrent for mankinds most formidable Charles chief of hy perbaric treatment at the hospi said the hyperbaric cham ber could in theory prevent the effects of The result of the treatment make it sound like a panacea fractures heal abdominal diseases are easily can cerous tumors are more respon sive to radioactive even victims of heart attack and strokes are relieved in the hyper baric The climber already has at tracted a number of business and political including Everett On Jacqueline and her Greek shippliift magnate Aristo tle toured the hospital and saw the hyperbaric cham hyperbaric pa tients breathe pure oxygen from masks while they lie in a cham ber where air is pumped to three times its normal The high pressure causes the oxygen to effortlessly dissolve in body resting the heart and providing a remarkable economy in the metabolism of the FEDERAL MEDIATORS Friday scheduled a meeting in next week in an effort to settle a fivemonthold strike against a Union Carbide plant at William direc tor of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation sent telegrams asking representatives of the firm and Local Lodge G5G of the AFL CIO International Association of Machinists to attend the meeting Nego tiations are under way for a site in Charleston on which West Virginia University plans to build permanent facilities for up to stu dents at its Kanawha Valley Graduate A spokesman for the West Virginia University Foundation said Friday negotiations arc under way with several property owners in Charleston and it is hoped that a decision on a specific site will be made in the near The university is looking for 25 to 30 The State Supreme Court ruled Friday that the bail of each under which two men have been held in jail here svas excessive bail in violation of the state The high court ordered total bail reduced to in the case of Charles William Tyler and in the case of James The Supreme Court held a hearing in the cases 26 after granting Tyler and Clendcnin writs of habeas Tyler and Clendenin have been held in Kanawha County Jail awaiting Kanawha In termediate Court action on four indictments against each Each is charged with at tempted murder and with three separate of fenses of breaking and CHOW the Republic of Chinas ambassador to the United will address a gathering Monday night at West Virginia Chows sponsored by the International Students is one in a series by eminent persons from throughout the Chow began his diplomatic career in 1940 as a Chinese attache hi He was appointed ambassador to the United States hi 19G5 Jennings said Friday the Economic Develop ment Administration has assured him there are no immediate plans to transfer its field office from Randolph said possible removal of the Huntington officeto another site had been discussed by administration of ficials Four of the five men charged in the bombing of Bluefield State Colleges physical education building were bound over Friday to the January session of the grand The fifth man waived a preliminary hearing on charges of conspiring to inflict damage or injury and with possessing ex plosives with criminal All are Those bound over for the 6 opening of the Mercer County Grand Jury were Edgar of Bluefield Nathaniel of Grumpier William of Willow and Shannon Dwight of Paul of waived preliminary hear ing before Justice of the Peace James THE OPENING of a new million Ohio River bridge between Chesapeake and South was uneventful but a threatened protest over tolls on the new span and an existing one snarled traffic four The demonstration occurred at the Sixth Street Bridge which connects Huntington and Commuting motorists deliberately caused a traffic jam at the old bridge by offering tollbooth attendants payroll checks and large bills to pay the 5 cent per axle charge for 36yearold Washington attorney and former staff member with the Department of Friday named administrative director of the West Virginia Purchasing Practices and Procedures and House Speaker Laban co chairmen of the announced Diuguids appointment but said he would serve on a parttime The two said Diuguid would live in Washington and maintain his law office there and would be paid per State Fire Marshals office reported Friday that four persons were killed in a Farmington furniture store 11 be cause the building lacked a fire Two women and a 4yearold boy were trapped on the third floor of the threestory structure when the fire broke The women screamed for but a firemans ladder was knocked over by an explosion which thwarted a rescue the report By the time the firemen recovered and again raised the ladder it was too according to the Before Pope Paul Protest Asked For Ousted Priest Killed On Turnpike AP Richard was killed Friday when his automobile off the West Virginia Turnpike and slammed into a stone cliff the south end of the Tunnel Bridge near State Police said Fierst apparently fell asleep at the Fierstsaddress was 1701 Borland Car Crushes Mechanic AP Jackie of South was killed Thursday when the automobile beneath which he was working slipped from a bumper jack and crushed his Killed In Action WASHINGTON AP The Defense De partment reported Friday the death in Vietnam combat of Marine Lance Larry Heater of Heater was the son of and Arnold Heater of OEO Approves Grant WASHINGTON AP The Office of Economic Opportunity announced approval of an grant to Action for Appalachian Youth Community Development an antipoverty agency in the counties of and University Gets Three Bomb Calls AP pranksters struck three times at Marshall Univer sity Friday by calling in bomb threats and causing three cam pus buildings to be The latest call came shortly after 2 oclock Friday afternoon when a caller told a switch board operator that a bomb was set to go off at Science The building was immediately evac About an hour before that someone called in and said a bomb had been placed in the new Smith The caller said the device would explode some time in the next 12 The university evacuated the build ing and announced that it would stay closed until 2 oclock Satur day WASHINGTON AP The Army moved Friday to demobilize Na tional Guardsmen and re servists by Ihe end of next year and indicated an eas ing of the Vietnam war might bring earlier re At the same the Army said draft calls will be raised by about men a month from March through July to replace the guardsmen and reservists and keep readiness of the regu lar forces from It takes about five months to train a new man before he can be assigned to a The Army said it is canceling plans to disband 48 basic train ing and advanced individual training companies at and These plans were announced before the Army decid ed on a target date for release of the guardsmen and reservists which generated a requiremen4 for more draft trainees to take their As the Army put it The rea son for the change in plans is a need to maintain a training ca pacity to meet increased train ing requirements arising from the decision to release the mobilized reserves during the period September through De cember 1969 and replace them with active Army As a the Army called off the planned reduction of military and 186 civilian jobs at Bliss and at In addition to training re placements for the demobilized guardsmen and the 30 basic training companies at Continued On Page 8 Italy AP Defiant parishioners fighting for their ousted rebel priest called on all Italian workers Friday to stage a protest before Pope Paul VI when he says Christ mas Eve Mass in front of the blast furnaces of The people of Isolotto parish put up posters urging workers from all over the country to flock to the Taranto steel center in southern Italy and appeal di rectly to the Pope to reinstate the rebel Don Enzo Maz Pope Paul announced 1 he would celebrate midnight Mass this Christmas before blast furnaces at Taranto to show Christian solidarity with Don Mazzi was ousted from his parish Thursday for publish ing a controversial catechism that showed Christ as a leader of the poor against the upper Don Mazzi was in hiding Fri day somewhere in the back streets of the working class neighborhood of But many of his angry parish ioners sent him pleas to defy the Ermenegildo Cardinal by saying Mass in the square in front of the Iso lotto parish School Head Called Liar By Strikers SAN FRANCISCO AP acting presi dent of San Francisco State Col offered concessions Friday aimed at ending a violent monthlong But strike leaders quickly rejected them and called him a Within minutes after Hayaka wa announced his about 300 Negro and white stu along with some Negro community marched around the On Strike Shut it down The demonstrators held a brief rally at which speakers castigated the acting then marched It was in sharp contrast with when police with drawn guns and chemical crowd repellents had to protect Hayak awa from a mob which stormed the administration Hayakawa announced crea tion of a fullscale Black Studies Department with classes start ing in February and studies leading to Nathan a controversial Negro in was named depart ment The acting president also promised admission at the spring semester of 128 addition al minority students who lack academic requirements and creation of a task force to ex plore policies and procedures for ethnic He promised due process in disciplinary procedures and for George Black Panther whose suspension as a parttime teacher touched off the strike The striking Black Students backed by the Students for a Democratic Society and the Third World Liberation Front of Latins and have demanded Ml amnesty for everyone and immediate rein statement of The Weather BECKLEY VICINITY Mostly cloudy and cold today with chance of snow flurries in the high windy and cold tonight and Sunday with chance of snow Low tonight iu the mid Probability of precipita tion 40 per cent 30 tonight and Friday 23 WEST VIRGINIA Cloudy and cold today with light snow flur becoming rather high 28 to Windy and cold with snow flurries low in the Sunday some cloudiness and cold with snow flurries in the Details on Page 16 Government To People Speakers Hulett Smiths Govern ment To The People program was brought to Beckley last Speakers at the meeting in the Raleigh County Armory were from left McClung of Mount and Lillian Lilly of Related story and other photos on page 9 Expanded Talks Snag On Shape Of Table The United States and North Vietnam have agreed on all procedural ques tions for the expanded peace talks except for two including the shape of the negotating a delegation source said Friday The other point to be decided is the date for the precon ference procedural the first facetoface meeting of the United States and South Viet nam on one side and North Viet nam on one side and the Viet Congs National Liberation Front on the sources said they hoped this meeting could be held early next but North Viet namese sources were not so They insist that the shape of the table be settled The table is important to both the South Vietnamese and the The allies want two rec tangular tables with the United States and South Vietnam sit ting at one and North Vietnam and the front on the This is because South Vietnam recognizes the front as only part of the North Vietnamese North Vietnam wants a square with the front on one side by itself to show its status as an independent As the diplomats Vice President Nguyen Cao who will oversee the South Vietnamese spoke up in Saigon using both a hard and a conciliatory There is no reason that we shall let the Communists achieve through negotiations their dream of domination be cause of weakness on our he declared in a radio television On the other he added Our delegation will como to the conference wrestle for any advantagenor to force the opposite side to We will only de mand there be equality and rationality Ky South Vietnamese delegation will arrive in Paris Ky will not be a but will act as a coordinator for his American and North Viet namese envoys in Paris were edging toward compromise on running the peace talks like a foursided But they cautiously avoided committing themselves on the shape of peace Maneuvers Scheduled Near Czechoslovak Border WASHINGTON AP The United States will fly men and some 96 F4 Phantom fight erbombers to West Germany for January maneuvers near the Czechoslovakia the Pen tagon announced The including Army will conduct exer Targets Hit Inside DMZ SAIGON AP American artillery opened up three times Friday on targets inside the de militarized haedquar ters after a reconnais sance plane was fired on and two groups of enemy troops were The three incidents raised to 36 the number termed signifi cant in the onceneutral buffer zone since the 1 halt to the bombing of North No major ground fighting was reported across the country Sat urday but the South Vietnamese command said the district town of Due 83 miles north of was hit by about 100 mortar rounds Spokesmen said initial reports told of very light casualties from the Activity in the demilitarized zone and the shelling of populat ed centers both been watched closely since the halt in the bombing of the Hanoi says the move was uncon but officials have said North Vietnam agreed not to abuse the DMZ and to scale down Enemy mortar and rocket at tacks in the South Thursday night and Friday were termed the sharpest since the bomb halt Earler the allied commands told of enemy attacks ou several South Vietnamese With fullfledged peace talks about to open in the shellings appealed to be a response to the Viet Cong com mands orders to launch a new wave of attacks and terrorism while negotiations drag In what seemed to be a well coordinated t h e enemy sent up to 400 mortar and rocket rounds into 37 allied bases and South Vietnamese cities and Military spokesman said the targets included five provincial capitals in an arc around Saigon and five district They reported 16 South Viet namese were killed and 82 wounded in all the N a v y Destroyers Sent To Black Sea Italy destroyers of the 6th Fleet will steam into the Black in the next few days on a routine Navy spokesmen reported The Soviet Pravda called the mission a provocative sally close to Russian American warships entered the Black Soviet Unions only outlet to the June and stayed about four Although Navy officials described this new mission as it seemed designed to remind Moscow that the Black Sea is an international body of water and not a Soviet if not of the Soviet warships now patrolling the Mediterranean enter from the Black Sea through Turkeys Borporus and Dardanelles A Navy spokesman in Naples said the destroyers Dyess and Turner would transit these same straits for routine operations i n international A Pravda dispatch from Turkeys con tended it is dangerous for the United States to carry out such a mission now because of rising tensions in the Middle cises near West for a few weeks be fore returning to the United The four Phantom squadrons will remain longer to complete additional the Penta gon The actions come as part of a plan by the North Atlan tic Treaty Organization to shore up the alliance in response to the Soviet invasion of Czechoslo vakia and tensions in Central The announcement said Secre tary of Defense Clark Clif ford informed NATO ministers of the proposed contribu tion to the increased readiness of NATO when they met ia Brussels on The exercises had been planned for later in 1969 but Fri days Pentagon announcement confirmed earlier reports that they had been moved ahead about six The war games will cost Pentagon considerable at a time when the department is under pressure to hold down Officials estimated the could rim as high as Advance elements will leaving the United States about 5 while the remainder will follow beignning about Although the Army units and some of the Air Force personnel will return around March the four Phantom squadrons will re main for an unspecified The Army and Air units involved were pulled out of West Germany last summer under plan to base them in the United States to help cut the balance ofpayments The Air Force elements in clude men in the squadrons and six C141 airlift Toy Fund Today The Fridays gifts Previously reported Total to Still needed For other see Top The Morning on Page   

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