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Beckley Post Herald Raleigh Register (Newspaper) - July 11, 1976, Beckley, West Virginia ford Condemns Act four Mercenaries Voungsfer Dies In Mishap One child died outright when this late model struck a guardpost on the West Virginia Turnpike at approximately about ftmile south of the Beckley Dead on arrival at Raleigh General Hospital of head injuries Was Ricky 4 year old son of Eleanor Kar of the driver of the 1 Karnatz was listed in critical condition Saturday with facial In Two other children in the and were taken to the Debbie Is listed as critical due to a head Roger is in satisfactory condition and is under observation for a possible The car entered the toll road at the Charleston South interchange at according to a toll ticket which was In a of Karnatz handbag Dlckson said Ricky was dead when he arrived atthe Debris from the wreck was strewn for about ISO feet from the point of im The cars engine was pushed half way back the length of the car on the outside and the steering wheel was crushed against the front Register photo by Chuck Goddard Portugal UPI An American Vietnam War veteran who left a wife and four children to a soldier of fortune and three British mercenaries were executed by firing squad in Luanda the Angolan news agency The national news agency Angop said the ex ecution was witnessed by the masses organizations of the rul ing regime and that relatives would be allowed to claim the bodies within the next eight None of the relatives was in They have been ex ecuted by a firing squad of the military the official news agency The bodies of the four mercenaries can be claim ed by relatives until eight days from the 75 word agency report It said members of FAPLA military senior army officers of the ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of the attorney the justice minister and members of the witnessed the ex The American killed was Daniel who left a wife and four small children behind in Ken to fight in He said at his trial he was in the country less than four days and never fired his weapon before be ing captured by Cuban troops last Information ministry of ficials said the executions took place at 6 1 less than a day after Angolan President Agostinho Neto Friday refused to commute the death sentences meted out by the African countrys Revolutionary Peoples Tribunal two weeks News of the executions was not broadcast over the local radio evefl after a report was released to international news they If the victims bodies are not claimed by relativqs within eight one of ficial they will be buried President Ford condemned the execution as unjustified and un See Mercenaries Page 2 Inside Today Ecology watch Goren on Bridge 31 West Virgin Jlews Train Collision Claims 3d Man AP A third man died Saturday of injuries suffered in a fiery collision of a Norfolk Western Railway train and gasoline tank truck in southwest Virginia Two men were killed Friday and two were critically injured when the accident touched off an explosionand fire that destroyed a state li quor a lumber yard and six Damage estimates have ranged as high as police and fire officials adding that they could go Jesse who was standing near the railroad died Saturday in the Universi ty of Virginia He suffered second and third degree burns over 90 per cent of his Virgil of still was listed in critical condition at the hospital Satur Nester was the engineer on the He suffered second and third degree burns on 40 per cent of his Douglas Leon of the driver of the and Steven of Tazewell who had just come from the li quor were killed The explosion and fire knocked out electric and telephone service in this town of for several and two other men were hospitalized here with less serious Indictments Homo 47 Politicians UPI A grand jury in Huntington has returned an unprecedented 47 indictments against West Virginia politicians including Ken Hechler for failure to com ply with the states campaign spending Also named in the indictments were Hechlers former aide and now state Robert and unsuccessful GOP gubernatorial candidate Larry The 47 shared a common bond all were losers in the states May 11 Reoppointmonts Announced UPI Arch Moore announced Saturday the reappointments of the Reece Burns of Beckley to the Air Pollution Control Commission and Arthur Abplanalp to the West Virginia Library Com Council Duties Brief UPI Leonize Dutch Morris may have spent a record brief period on city but hes not sore about After serving only 30 minutes this Morris turned in his The federal government persuaded the new councilman to turn in his legislative hat if he wanted to retain the police chiefs hat he was As Morris is paid with federal funds and the federal government said he cant hold a federally funded position and a public Moore Named In Suit UPI Arch Moore and members of the West Virginia Building Commission have been named in a suit filed by the states Federation of the seeking to have blind vendors operate the new Capitol Blind persons now operate two lunch rooms at the Filed Friday in Kanawha Circuit the suit asks that the governor and the building com mission be blocked from installing ex cept the West Virginia Society for the Blind and Severely to operate the Settlement Approved UPI An Ohio riverboat operator has received a settle ment from an Ohio firm after falling on a slick area of the ship Cedar Grove and injuring his District Court Judge Dennis Knapp approved the settlement Friday of the suit brought by ship operator William Jones of against Transport Ser vices which operates out of In his Jones said the ship was un seaworlhy and did not have a properly ex perienced 6 Men Indicted UPI Six men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly selling 100 pounds of stolen dynamite to a federal agents last March in They were identified as Eugene Michael Larry Terry Likens and Paul and Ronald Ferrell and Likens are also charg ed with stealing dynamite from Eastern Associated Coal Wharton BECKLEY POSTHERALD Hale tall Hegister 5 SECTIONS COMBINED SUNDAY EDITION 700 PAGES VOL 17 WEST SUNDAY JULY 1976 30 CENTS Carter Receives A Heros Welcome NEW YORK LPI Jimmy Carter arrived to a heros welcome at the 37th National Convention assured of the presidential nomination and the all out support of a reunited Democratic par The soft spoken rural who exploded from political obscurity to clinch the nomination a month before the conven was greeted by thousands who jammed the streets in the nations largest smiling and ob viously enjoying the Carter spoke briefly to a crowd es timated at out side his headquarters hotel in the heart of midtown Standing on a his hair blowing in the Carter temporarily startled the crowd when he said I want to announce my own personal choice for vice as the thousands hushed and wziited for him to end the last piece of suspense left in the Carter broke into laughter and finished the as soon as Im sure who the presiden tial candidate is going to Carter planned more of his meetings with potential vice presidential can didates during the week leading up the nomination Wednesday The next meeting was scheduled with one of his former Henry Jackson of Another of his Morris held a news conference shortly before Carter arrived and pledg ed his full support to the apparent There is no doubt who is going to Udall There is no doubt that I am going to support the Democratic accompanied by his his Miss and his eightyear old told the Seventh Avenue We are going to have a great party this The Democratic party we have the oldest party in the world and it gets better with Carter Carter noted that New York held its last Democratic convention in 1924 the year he was born and it took 103 ballots to name a can flashing his rarely heard sense of Carter said This year I hope to abbreviate that with your accompanied by See Carter Page 2 Weathar1 I Partly Cloudy I BECKLEY AND VICINITY partly cloudy today through High today in the low Low tonight in the low High Monday in the upper Probability of precipitation 20 per cent today and 10 per cent Winds will be from the 5 15 rnphl Details On Page 2 Women To Press Demands M CMlf T T Unt n nu r R ing Dial 2532441 NEW YORK UPI About 500 members qf the National Organization for Women marched across town to the site of the 1976 Democratic National Convention Saturday demanding equal representation for women delegates in Bella D who spoke to the group outside Madison Square said the Democratic women have arranged a Sunday meeting with likely presidential nominee Jimmy Carter to press their We will discuss the role of women in the the campaign and his future she She acknowledged that the svho want a promise that exactly 50 per cent of the delegates will be women in might be willing to accept a com She declined to say what the compromise might The womens proposal meanwhile won the sup port of candidate Morris who came to the convention with the sup port of about 350 But a supporter of some womens op poses NOW President Karen who led the peaceful march from the East River to the told reporters many women had come to observe the last male dominated Democratic Noting that women make up slightly more than 30 per cent of the delegates to the 1976 DeCrow declared We dont accept 30 per we demand She said women also are not satisfied the partys weak support of child the Equal Rights Amendment and full employment in the 1976 she they lire upset that the platform makes no mention of rights for NOW leader Jean a convention complained that Democratic Chairman Robert Strauss had flatly refused to provide even a simple hotel room for a See Women Page 2 Christians Seek Conquest Lebanon UPI Christians threw every tank and soldier they could muster in Beirut into the battle for the Tal Zaatar Palestinian camp driving for a conquest before the Arab League meets Monday to take up a new Palestinian com fighting two foes the Christians and the Syrians appealed to the besieged camps defenders to hold despite rumors that surrender was im Lebanons three major warfronts resounded to ar rocket and mortar fire as Christian backed by what leftists charged was Syrian tried to bolster their military The past week of in which right wing Christians tightened their noose around Tal Zaatar in southeastern Beirut and made strong gains in their drive along the northern coast toward has taken nearly Casualties during the past 24 hours were estimated at more than 250 dead and 520 Political sources on both sides agreed the Christian offensive was intended to roll up as many gains as the key objec tive was to eliminate Tal Zaatar as a Palestinian enclave in predominantly Christian east Beirut before the Arab League Arab foreign meeting Monday in are expected to decide on firmer measures to enforce a cease Christians driving north toward Tripoli made strategic gains As Moslem and Palesti nian troops retreated toward the leftist controlled there were See Christiana Page 2 Q When they give the weather forecast and they say so much what does that mean A The Celsius temperature scale is a part of the metric system of The United States is one of the few countries that do not use the metric but is scheduled to change to the metric system in the next few The Celsius often called the centigrade was developed in 1742 by the Swedish Anders On the Celsius scale zero degrees is the freezing point of water and 100 degrees is the boiling point of One degree celsius equals degrees on the Fahrenheit or five degrees Celsius equals nine degrees Q How many hours per week do the State Police and Turnpike Police have to work A The Turnpike Police work 40 hours a week and the State Police at Beckley average about 60 hours a according to Q Where can you have glass jars and aluminum cans recycled A Area high school conservation clubs hold drives for collection of glass containers and aluminum cans during the school term and the drives are announced in our newspapers Barkers Junk at Mabscott will pay five cents a pound for aluminum cans and glass containers can be taken to the Owens Illinois Glass in Q Why doesnt our state have enough money to buy gravel to repair our secondary roads they are hauling mud and shale from Trap Hill District repairing secon dary roads in Raleigh County A This situation was halted as soon as the problem was accordingHo district engineer for the State Department of Q Who are you supposed to call to have dead dogs removed from the highway A The Department of Highways at Conflict Of Interest Straton Is Part Owner Of Strip Mine By DEBORAH BAKER Register Reporter John Straton told a Senate confirmations com mittee last year his job with an engineering firm which consults for coal companies didnt influence his decisions as a member of the states Reclamation Board of Committee members were worried about possi ble conflict of interest on the which hears appeals on strip mine per mit Straton assured them Gates Engineering did if consulting for strip mines in this and his reappointment to the board was to a of of But Straton failed mention one He is part owner of strip Straton is a director Tamroy Mount The Beckley mining engineer said Friday he didnt mention his involve ment with Tamroy because the committee never asked if he had any personal interest in strip I just responded to their he They had the oppor tunity to ask me about anything they chose If they knew the extent of my they would not have been concerned at all with Straton said he owns a minor part of the com but he refused to say now He was a financial backer when Tamroy was formed several years I became a but I have no influence in the operations at other than to remind them they need to do everything by the He said he spends an average of half an hour a month on his Tamroy and seldom visits the The company has one completed operation at Metalton which won an award in April for its reclamation from the state Department of Natural Resources and a job at The company has also applied to DNR to strip 150 acres on Paint Creek near Willis Branch in Fayette the engineering representative on the five person review claims his strip mine connection doesnt prevent him from making fair The review board is charged with deciding whether the director of DNR has acted within the framework of the Straton He added that because of the diversity of his work with where he is ex ecutive vice president and a Ive learn ed to approach each problem on its own Most hearings held by the board involve strip companies whose permit applications were rejected by Straton and two other board members voted to reverse a DNR decision and allow Betty Jane Coal of Charleston to strip near New River Gorge in Fayette Straton says that deci sion doesnt set a See Straton Page t JOHN STRATON
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