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   Charleston Daily Mail (Newspaper) - November 26, 1974, Charleston, West Virginia                             THf WEATHEft CLEAR and eoW low near 21. Cloudy, wanner Wednesday, high Details Oo Page 3A VOLUME 163, NO. 128 ffifwrlrston or WFrh, Offenoe to Friends or Sketch Your World Exactly as It Goes CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA, TUESDAY EVENING, NOV. 26, 1974 FINAL 15' DISPUTE ON COST OF DYING Bill In Last 70 Hours YREKA. Calif. (AP) In his last 70 hours of life. Emil A. Liloiva ran up a medical bill of more than One doctor has already filed suit and others are expected to take similar action against Lil- oiva's estate to force payment of the bill. But the county official who administers es- tates says he wants doctors to justify dollar of the bill for two unsuccessful heart operations. "I don't think you should charge or for Siskiyou County administra- tor Charles Hurley said Monday. "1 want the claims proved. That's quite a hospital bill for only a couple of days. Liloiva was wheeled unconscious into Siski- you General Hospital last Dec. 11 and died nearly three days later. A medical team led by Dr. Ralph Odell performed two operations. "1 suppose when you get a case like this, we should just let him Odell said after the dis- pute arose. "I'm not trying to build a reputa- tion. I'm just trying to save lives." The bill was sent to an insurance company, which paid The balance was passed on to Hurley for levy against Liloiva's estate, which is worth less than Hurley reject- ed the claim. Odell has not yet followed the path of Dr. Ri- chard Alley, an internist, who filed suit in Jus- tice Court for payment of his bill. Hospital administrator Earl Van Wagoner conceded the bill was high, but said the hospi- tal would make only after expenses. Miners V Dissatis WithN 9 BUUE1INS WASHINGTON (AP) President Ford briefed con- gressional leaders today on his hopes for an arms accord with the Soviets and Sen. J. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., in- dicated he thinks the project- ed agreement would win Sen- ate approval. BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) U.S. Attorney George Beall has charged Anne Arundel County Executive Joseph Al- ton with conspiring to ob- struct interstate commerce for his alleged involvement in kickbacks 'to architects and state engineers. The formal charge, an- nounced this morning by the U.S. attorney's office, alleges that Alton's involvement in the kickback scheme dates from Feb. 1, 1965. Alton was charged with conspiracy to obstruct the planning and con- struction of public projects as part of an alleged kickback scheme. JERUSALEM (AP) U.N. Secretary-General Kurt Wai- dheim flew to Israel from Da- mascus today with an appar- ent Syrian promise to permit United Nations peacekeeping forces to remain wedged be- tween hostile armies" for an- other six months. HAPPY TOAST IN PEKING By MIKE CLARK Associated Press Writer United Mine Workers dis- trict and local officials indi- cated Monday that the latest proposed national coal con- tract faces a slim chance of passage by the UMW's members. "If (UMW president) Ar- nold Miller calls this a good contract and thinks he can sell it to coal miners, he's a hell of a said Jack Pi- coni. a Maitland Coal Co. min- er from Coalwood, W.Va. and mine committee member. Kissinger, 13-year old son of Secretary of State Henry Kissin- ger, share a laugh and a toast Monday night banquet in Peking Man at left is not identified Kissinger briefed PI ,mit offensive nuclear weapons after first fouring the palace iffu- seurniiP.the Forbidden City--APWirephoto __ j 1 t ON IHSHEJACB, (ytqss Transportation By Ford IN THE SPOTLIGHT Mellace: Robert C. Byrd, TKe Million Man................... .........Page 4A McGee: A Look at GM, Ford (1st of 2 Parts) Page 5A Bombeck: How Mothers Really See Sons..... Page 10A Accent on Youth: Nitro High "What Was the Last Book You Read? "....Page 3B Smith: True-False? Is Bowden Safe? ...Page 4B Page Astrological......................3B Business..........................7B Classifieds.......................8B Comics............................2B' Crossword.......................2B Dear Editorials........................4A Page Hot Line..........................IB Sports.............................4B Theaters..........................8A Lifestyle........................10A Weather..........................3A Your Good Health...........12B SHOT ACCIDENTALLY Hunter Dies While Clubbing Raccoon WASHINGTON Presi- dent Ford today signed the National Mass transportation Act that will provide bil- lion over the next six years in capital and operating aid for mass transit systems around the country. At an East Room ceremony, with 'congressmen, mayors, and governors attending, the President said the new bill will provide federal funds "too meet transit needs for the rest of the'decade." Ford said it was done "at a cost which is not inflationary." The President said he consi- dered this legislation "a top priority" for Con- gress and he congratulated the lawmakers for reconciling differences and producing a bill which he said "represents the best By providing assurance of steady, and predictable sup- port for urban transportation, Ford said, the bill will allow communities for the first time to plan intelligently for their long-term needs. He pointed out that for the first time there are funds million for rural public transporta- tion. The bill marks the first time that federal funds have been used to finance transit opera- tions, as opposed to buying equipment or building transit systems. The bill also had the strong support of the nation's may- ors. The bill authorizes bil- lion in operating subsidies over the period 1975-80. This aid also could be used by cities for capital improve- By BOB ADAMS Of The Daily Mail Staff A Pocahontas County deer hunter was accidentally shot to death yesterday when he swung the butt of his rifle at a raccoon and the weapon missed the animal, struck a rock and discharged, state police said. Sterl Carpenter. 43. of Mar- linton. apparently was killed instantly by a .308 caliber rifle slug that went through his chest. He was the first casual- ty reported in the state's 1974 deer season that opened yes- Italy Executive's Daughter Kidnaped VERONA, Italy (AP) The 20-year-old daughter of an insurance executive was kid- naped while driving her car in this north Italian city Monday night, police said. She became the kid- naping victim in Italy this vear. Eight have not been freed, and at least one is .nfeared dead. terday. conservation officials at Charleston said. The victim's younger broth- er. Kyle Carpenter, and neph- ew. Ronnie Carpenter, 21, both of Marlinton, witnessed the tragedy, state police at Marlinton said. The three men were cross- ing Clover Creek in heavy- woods near Marlinton at about 7-15 a.m. when a raccoon "strolled past them." state police said. When Carpenter tried to hit the raccoon, the creature reared up. dodged and Car- penter's gun butt struck a large rock in the shallow creek. The gun discharged once, sending a bullet into the left breast area of the hunter's chest, state police said. Carpenter was a supervisor with Telephone Utilities of West Virginia Inc. in Marlin- ton. Van Reenen Funeral Home, Marlinton. will be in charge of arrangements. Department of Natural Re- sources spokesmen in Char- leston said it was one of the most unusual hunting acci- dents they coukkrecall. 3 CQIIlprUIIlioC jjy 1U1 uiijJt' sense of the term." ments to transit syslems. "This legislalion is signifi- cant in the fight against exces- sive use of petroleum, in our economic batlle and in our ef- forts to curb urban pollution an'd reduce he said. State Annually Mayor Hutchinson was in Washington, D.C. loday for Ihe signing of the urban mass transportation bill. West Virginia will receive annually for six years under provisions of the measure. Hutchinson earlier made two trips to the White House as a member of the U.S. Con- ference of Mayors' legislative action committee to speak on behalf of the bill. deficits. The grants will be distribut- ed' on a formula based 50 per cent on population and 50 per cent on population density per square mile. The other billion in the bill continues for six years the present mass transit capital grant program. This money may be used to buy subway cars, track, buses and other items to improve transit systems. On this program, the feder- al share can be 80 per cent of the cost. The locality must put up at least 20 per cent. The bill earmarks mil- lion of .the capital grant mon- ey for rural areas. State governors will allo- cate the operating subsidy funds for cities of or less population. For those .over a recipient will be designated by the gover- nor, local officials and opera- tors of publicly-owned mass transit services. Piconi said he had a copy of the new contract agreed to by union and industry negotiators Sunday. lilt looks like they'll have to renegotiate it end to end." Another Maitland miner, Danny Deskins, estimated only about five per cent of the miners in UMW Dist. 29 would approve the contract in its present form. "He (Miller) screwed up ev- ery major item of the con- Deskins said. "Unless he comes through with some- thing big, he won't be president after the next elec- tion." "I don't believe there's any way in the world he's going to get it Ronald Rob- ertson, president of UMW Local 1628 in Gary, W.Va., said. "Mr. Miller said he had all the apple. Well, that's a rotten apple he's chewing on. The whole contract stinks. It smells .from end to, Bobby W. Nbfsihger 'of-Cenr tra'l City, Ky., said he didn't know what the new contract contains. "But the package we did have... was not at all favora- he said. We had a meet- ing over the weekend and the reaction was not at all favora- ble. They're going to have to come up with something bet- ter than what they had for District 23." Fred Clark, financial secre- tary of Local 1680 at Florence Mining Co.'s No. 2 mine near New Florence, Pa. gives the pact "a 50-50 chance. The men were expecting more money and more vacation and more sick leave. The way it looks, we didn't gain anything." "We didn't get anything echoed John Horvath, president of Local 980 at North American Coal Co.'s Conemaugh No. 1 mine near Seward, Pa. "We were figur- ing on at least 10 to 12 days sick leave, at least one day a month, and after five years an extra week vacation. I doubt it will be he said. The newest attempt to end the two-week strike was to be submitted to the union's 38-member bargaining council today. That is the first step in the ratification procedure, which union officials say will take about ten days. The bargaining council failed to approve the first pro- posed contract last week, say- ing it needed minor altera- tions. Coal-related industries are feeling the crunch even more as the strike continues. With national production running 70 per cent below nor- mal, the steel and railroad in- dustries continued to lay off employes. More than have been furloughed so far and the government predicts about will be jobless when the strike extends into December. U.S. Steel and Bethlehem Steel, the nation's leading producers, have announced 21.000 layoffs since the strike began Nov. 12. The coal shortage has also affected an auto industry which lacks steel, electric utilities with waning reserves to fire generators, and elderly pensioners who depend on coal for home heating. There was talk before Sun- day's breakthrough that the Ford administration might invoke the Taft-Hartley Act to mrder miners back to work for an 80-day cooling off peri- od if miners reject the newest contract offer. "We'll fight it if they invoke the Taft-Hartley said one miner, adding that many members would reject subse- quent offers "out of pure meanness." In West Virginia alone, each idle day is costing tons of coal production and million in wages, according to Edwin Wiles, president of the West Virginia Coal Associa- tion. TERMS FATTER Regional Chiefs Of UMW Meeting WASHINGTON (AP) Regional leaders of the United Mine Workers gathered to act on a fattened contract propos- al as the national coal strike entered its third week today. UMW officials said if the 38- member bargaining council of did not give anything said one union source. If UMW President Arnold Miller fails for the second time to win the bargaining council's approval, it could se- riously prolong the walkout. It might also lead to more direct federal intervention, possibly regional leaders approves of the Taft-Hartley The cities will have to match the federal funds 50-50 in paying tor transit ooerating tibri process may Be shortened so the mines can be reopened early next month. The council meets here today. The council rejected the first industry proposal last week. The new one was ham- mered out by union and indus- try negotiators over the week- end under the prodding of federal mediators. Details were not announced, but union sources said the'ten- lalive agreement provides a 10 per cent wage increase the first year, 4 per cent more in the second year, and 3 per cent in Ihe third. Miners now make belween and a day. The earlier proposal would have provided a 9 per cent raise the first year and 3 per cent increases the next two years. There's no change in the costof-living formula .that guarantees an additional 1 cent an hour increase for ev- ery 0.4 per cent boost in the government's Consumer Price Index, sources said. Sources said the other ma- jor industry concession would allow miners to take two con- secutive summer vacation weeks. The first proposal would have required all min- ers to take one of those weeks at Christmas. "The package is larger than in the original agreement. We Ford could to work for an 80-day "cooling off" period. Chief Federal Mediator W.J. Usery Jr. in the past has cautioned Ford against consi- dering such a move. However, the coal strike has closed mines producing 70 per cent of the nation's coal and'continues to have a de- pressing impact on an already faltering economy. The Tennessee Valley Au- thority announced Monday that it may begin reducing power supplies to its 2Vz mil- lion customers when its coal stockpiles fall to 3 millions tons. TVA officials said' that level could be reached in about three to five weeks. The TVA said any power cutback would affect munici- pal and cooperative distribu- tors, industries and govern- ment installations in Tennessee, Alabama, Missis- sippi, Georgia, North Caroli- na, Virginia and Kentucky. The walkout also has result- ed in the idling of more than workers in the steel and railroad industries. The gov- ernment has predicted as many as industrial workers may be laid off if the strike lasts four weeks or longer. North Koreans Build Tunnels PANMUNJOM. Korea (AP) The United Nations Com- mand said today there are in- dications North Korea is con- structing several infiltration tunnels under the demilitar- ized zone across the peninsu- la. One such tunnel was found Nov. 15 under the buffer strip, and two U.N. soldiers were killed in an explosion while in- vestigating the strudbore. f BIG TOM TIPS W POUNDS -Otify Drawing Md Vcmt Super-Turkey! SONOMA, Calif. (AP) "Super-turkey" has arrived for Thanksgiving on weak legs thai somelime quake benealh ils 60 pounds of meat. Wild turkeys seldom reach more lhan 20 pounds, but comput- er-aided turkey industry geneticisls have bred gianl-sized holi- day birds with more meat, especially in the breast. The Nicholas Turkey Breeding Farms, Inc., claiming to be the largest breeder in the world, produces about 15 million eggs each year. The company estimates that two-thirds of North Ameri- ca's turkeys are second-generation descendants of Nicholas eggs. "We have a sales executive Jack Merrill said in an interview Monday. "Today's turkey has more meat to bone yield, more breast, rapid growth, economical growth on less feed, good reproduction traits and hatclhability." AH those factors are carefully monitored and computerized in the Nicholas ranches, which keep 300.000 turkey hens and toms in California. He said big toms. though not the most tender turkeys, now grow to 60 pounds or more and dress out at about 50 pounds, which is more than most cooks can handle. Most turkeys sold, however, weigh 15 to 16 pounds for hens and 24 to 28 pounds for toms. The mature birds are so heavy they cannot fly. and some of the largest walk with great difficulty, leaving them prone to leg in- juries. Strengthening the legs is one of the problems being tac- kled by the Nicholas geneticists. Merrill said the thought of breeding a turkey with only white meat has crossed the minds of farmers. But he added, "We can't breed a turkey without legs (which contains the dark Besides, some people like the dark meat so we have to please those people too." Soviet Rejects China Proposal MOSCOW !.fl Soviet lead- er Leonid I. Brezhnev today rejected a Chinese proposal that troops be withdrawn from the disputed Soviet- Chinese border as a basis for normalizing relations between the two countries. In a speech in Mongolia. Brezhnev said the Chinese precondition was "absolutely unacceptable, and we reject it." CHARLEY WEST SAYS: If the miners at that apple, there wot't be any seeds left to grtw en. ft   

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