Charleston Daily Mail, October 13, 1975

Charleston Daily Mail

October 13, 1975

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Charleston Daily Mail (Newspaper) - October 13, 1975, Charleston, West Virginia THf WEATHER CLEAR tonight, low around 50s Tuesday sunny, high near 80. (Details on Page 12A) VOLUME 165, NO. 89 (Hharlfston Without, or With, Offence to Friends or Foes, I Sketch Your World Exactly as It Goes CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA, MONDAY EVENING, OCT. 13, 1975 PENN STATE Are they really that good? Are we that bad? Or was it a mis- take? Bill Smith discusses it on Page 2B. HOME EDITION MAYOR RIZZO INJURED Huge Refinery Blaze Subdued FIREMAN PREPARES EQUIPMENT AS REFINERY FIRE BLAZES BEHIND HIM Top Of The Evening! WILL BVRD RUN! Attempted Sexual Assault Said Motive In Dotson Girl Murder Most sop he will, but the question is when Richard discusses the subject in his column, Page 6A. PLUM DELICIOUS! That's the plum pudding stirred up by Beacon Hill's Mrs. Hacker. Head Celebrity Cookbook, Page 8A. TREASURE TROVE It's in Dunbar and it's for sale but just anyone can't go in and buy. Story on Page IB. GOURMET LUNCH? Depends on how you look at it but what the men who work atop One Valley Square eat does make interesting reading. IB. DOUBLE TROUBLE! Twins at SCHS, SAHS are named Daily Mail High School Football Players Of The WEEK. Page 4B. Repair crews have been busy repairing Laidley Field since Wednesday, prompting health officials to keep the field open. Page 5A. Page Astrological WA Bridge Business 5j> Classifieds "B Comics Crossword Dear Abby 8A Editorials 6A Hotline Jumble 6B Lifestyles 8A Obituaries 11A Theaters TV Weather........................................... Your Good PARKERSBURG Attempted sexual assault apparently was the motive in the murder of Jima Ann Dotson, 18, whose body was discovered Saturday in a wooded area near Belpre, Ohio. She apparently had been severely beaten about the'head as she struggled with her assailant, authorities said, and was choked to death after being beaten uncon- scious. She was not raped. Wood County coroner Dr. Charles Bar- nett said the woman had severe facial fac- tures. including the nose, jaw, cheekbones and eye sockets. In addition. Barnett said the larynx was broken when she was stran- gled. Miss Dotson had been missing since Sept. 25 when her car was found aban- doned along 1-77 north of Parkersburg. A resident of Boaz, she was on her way to classes at Parkersburg Community Col- lege. Wood County Prosecuting Atty. Joseph Brown said Miss Dotson apparently put up a struggle after she was taken from her car. The motive in the slaying appeared to be attempted sexual assault, Brown add- ed. John Calvin Bayles, 24, of Belpre, across the Ohio River from Parkersburg, was ar- 2 Blasts Rip Rome Telephone Company ROM E (AP) Two powerful explosions ripped through an office of the telephone company on the outskirts of Rome before dawn today, knocking out thousands of te- lephones. Nobody was reported hurt. Police said the blasts were apparently due to bombs. The telephone company said the area af- fected, the modern exhibition center, in- cludes five cabinet ministries and the headquarters of such major companies as Alitalia, the Italian airline. The'explosion started a fire that raced through two floors of the phone company building, damaging switching equipment. Dozens of telephone booths and switch- ing boxes have been firebombed in Rome in recent weeks. Anonymous callers have told the newspapers the bombings were protests against recent increases in tele- phone rates. JIMA ANN DOTSON rested Saturday ana charged with murder in connection with the slaying. The par- tially clothed body as found near his home lying face in a grave covered with rocks, dirt and fallen leaves. Brown said police had information lead- ing them to believe Bayles was a suspect. He was kept under surveillance and ar- rested in Vienna Saturday about a.m. for a minor traffic violation, a defective taillight. Brown said. During the questioning that followed, Bayles gave police information concern- ing where the body was buried, Brown said. West Virginia and Ohio authorities found the body. Brown said a Wood County grand jury would hear Bayles' case Tuesday. A bond hearing also is set that day. Brown said Miss Dotson apparently was killed shortly after she was taken from her car and near where her clothing was found Oct. 2. She then was taken to Ohio and bur- ied. Brown said. When the clothing was found, police dis- covered a tire track. Plaster casts were taken for comparison with those on the ve- hicle driven by the suspect. Brown said he did not know why Miss Dotson left her car. Police said Bayles and Miss Dotson did not know each other. A speech therapy major, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Dotson of Boaz. Also surviving is a maternal grandmoth- er, Mrs. Mabel Hill of Willamstown, Rt. 1. Service was to be held today at 1 p.m. at Leavitt Funeral Home with Evangelist David Powers officiating. Burial was to be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. PHILADELPHIA (AP) A nine-alarm oil refinery fire which sent Mayor Frank L. Rizzo to the hospital with a broken thigh was confined to an area near one of the storage tanks this morning, fire officials said. "We have it Fire Commis- sioner Joseph R. Rizzo, the mayor's broth- er, told reporters early today outside the Atlantic Refinery Co. (ARCO) oil refi- nery on the Schuylkill River. "We're keeping the area cool. We're in a lot better shape than we were seven hours ago. We're just plain pouring water on it." More than 350 firemen and 150 ARCO employes worked in gusting winds to sub- Flash Fire Kills 3 Men At Texas Natural Gas Firm GOLDSMITH, Tex. (AP) Three men were killed and threee others injured ear- ly today when an explosion and flash fire ripped through a natural gas processing plant in this West Texas town, authorities said. The blast, which officials said was caused by a ruptured pipeline, occurred about midnight at the El Paso Natural Gas Co. plant. The force of the blast dented several surrounding metal buildings, stripped a pickup truck of its tires, and broke win- dows in a 300-yard radius. The explosion was felt in Goldsmith, a town of 400 persons about a mile from the plant, and also at a nearby company hous- ing area. John McFall. a spokesman for the gas company, said the explosion occurred be- tween two buildings, knocking out two multi-story tanks and causing a cooling tower to catch fire. McFall said the rupture was in a 12-inch pipeline between two sections of the plant. So. Africa Dynamite Plant Blast Kills 5 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) Exploding nitroglycerin rocked the world's largest dynamite factory outside Johannesburg today, killing five persons, injuring 28 and demolishing two buildings. Officials said one of the injured at the factory at Modderfontein was in serious condition. The death toll was established after a roll call of all workers. A statement said the cause of the explo- sion was not immediately known. An extensive grass fire spread after the explosion but was brought under con- trol, the statement said. due the inferno, which was described as "stabilized" but not under control. The fire broke out Sunday afternoon in an eight-foot trench containing a dozen pipes, setting off a series of explo- sions and sending plumes of flames hundreds of feet into the air. The cause was not known. The giant, 800-acre refinery is up river from the Gulf Oil Co. plant in south Phila- delphia where eight firemen suffered fatal burns fighting a blaze Aug. 17 at a Gulf Oil Co. refinery. The ARCO blaze sent seven persons to the hospital, but the only serious injury was to Rizzo, who suffered a broken right thigh when he was knocked down during a rush to escape an explosion. Rizzo was operated on this morning and had a stainless steel pin inserted in his right leg just below his pelvis. He is ex- pected to recuperate at Hahnemann Hos- pital for at least 10 days, doctors said. The 54-year-old mayor, who is cam- paigning for re-election, will have to use (Turn to Pg. RIZZO TO HOSPITAL-Mayor Frank L. Rizzo is placed in ambul- ance to be taken to a Philadelphia hospital after being injured at the scene of an oil refinery fire Sunday night.-AP Wirephoto STARTLED COUPLE'S CHARGE PARED Leak Sends Water Bill Soaring Leopard Mauls Boy At Connecticut Zoo BRIDGEPORT, Conn. A two-year-old boy was in "fairly good" condition today at St. Vincent's Hospital after being mauled by a leopard, officials said. Matthew Blanchard of Fairfield. Conn., was severely clawed in the face and head Sunday at Beardsley Park Zoo here after he crawled inside a fenced area surrounding the leopard cage. The child's father said he lost sight of his son for a few minutes while near the leopard cage. Cohen Released LOS ANGELES (AP) Mickey Cohen, the 62-year-old former mobster, has been released from UCLA Medical Center after undergoing an operation in which his stomach was removed to get rid of a can- cerous ulcer, c H A R L E Y W E S T S A v Someone send Bobby Bow- den a jug of glue. By MARTI VOGEL Of The Daily Mail Staff A Charleston family knew utility rates had beer, skyrocketing, but a recent water bill was out of sight. The West Virginia Water Co. sent Mr. and Mrs. Ken Scraggs, of 3725 Kanawha Ave., a two-month bill for Even at that, it was adjusted by more than The bill, according to Mrs. Scraggs, re- sulted from a leak that went undetected for about six weeks. She said the normal monthly bill is or about for two months. Her husband, 62, is a retired duPont em- ploye on disability pay, and Mrs. Scraggs, 50, doesn't work. "We hope they don't turn off the she said. The water company said it won't turn off the water, admitting extenuating cir- cumstances, but it isn't going to relieve the Scraggs of the entire bill, either. "The meter was read Aug. 28 and we re- ceived a bill for for a month prior to Mrs. Scraggs said. "I knew something had to be wrong because I wasn't, home most of the month. My hus- band was in the hospital and I was there with him nearly all the time." Mrs. Scraggs said she asked the water company if there had been a mistake and was told there probably was a leak in the line. By the time the was read again in September, the leak had been repaired, but not before it had run that month's bill up to Mrs. Scraggs appealed to the company, which agreed to cut the August bill to c'> far, no adjustment has been made on the September bill. "I don't see how it could all be a Mrs. Scraggs said. "There was no evid- ence of it. The ground was dry and there was no water in the house. "I think they've been estimating our bills for several months without really reading the she said. Robert Dawson, manager of the water company, said the meter has been read ev- ery month. "A service line burst and those pump 20 gallons a he said. "We agreed to absorb 50 per cent of the bill but since the line was on their property we can't absorb it Dawson said. Dawson said the couple could make ar- rangements with the credit department to pay the bill in installments. 2 COPS HURT Fires, Missiles Mark Violence In Louisville Ken Scraggs shows his water bills totaling His hill for August for was reduced to by the West Virginia Water Co.-Daily Mail Photo by Earl Benton. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Police used tear gas to disperse anti-busing demon- strators who started fires and hurled rocks and bottles, while pro-busing forces staged a peaceful demonstration in a weekend of public debate over school de- segregation. A police officer and a Kentucky state trooper were slightly injured by rocks Sunday night as about 500 anti-busing de- nonstrators gathered at a shopping center in the southeastern Jefferson County com- jnunity of Jef fersontown. No arrests were 'wmade. Jeffersontown Mayor Herbert S. Meyer and police spokesmen gave the crowd five minutes to disperse after the mayor said the crowd became "just generally disor- derly, burning tires, starting fires, setting off fire crackers, running into the street and blocking traffic." "I got rocks hurled at me, bottles, golf balls, pieces of pipe and somebody was shooting little pieces of metal at Meyer said. He said "tear gas was released on the edges and they backed up 300 feet from us, then started coming in waves, coming out of the crowd with rocks and hurling them at police." Meyer said finally two squads of police waded into the group and "dispersed the crowd and tfiey left." "It's a shame people are fighting against their own the mayor add- ed. Later, firemen were called to the Jeffer- sontown High School where someone had thrown gasoline on a school bus and ignit- ed it, but it resulted in only slight damage. V ;