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   Charleston Gazette (Newspaper) - October 3, 1970, Charleston, West Virginia                                Charleston, West Virginia, Saturday Morning, October 3, 1970 The State Newspaper 28 EDITION Si Galperin Leads Jeter ByWhisker the Gazette Poll 13 Wichita Players Killed ill Plane Crash By Teny Marchal Statf Writer If the election for the 17th District scat in the State Senate were held today, Si Galperin Jr. might beat James Clay Jeter by a whisker a Democratic whisker. _ A Gazette Poll taken Sept. 18 through Sept. 28 found Democrat Galperin and Republican Jeter in a close race for the Senate seat. Both candidates received strong in-par- ty support from voters in the countywide survey. Galperin emerged a slight favor- ite on the strength of a greater Demo- cratic registration. In simple voting percentages within the parties, however, the race appears even. Polltakers asked, "If the election were held today for which of the following candidates -would you vote for State Senate, 17th Jeter and Galper- in were then named. The results: Galperin 40.3 Jeter, 38.0. Undecided 21.7 On the Democratic side, 63.1 per cent named Galperin, 15.3 per cent selected Jeter and 21.6 per cent were undecided. The GOP figures were similar, but in a reverse role favoring Jeter, 62.3 per cent Ho 15.8 per cent anal 21.9 per cent unde- cided. Specially trained interviewers do the field-work for the Gazette. In the latest poll, they interviewed 484 registered vot- ers in areas selected by computer and representing a cross section of the coun- ty- Monday: County Commissioner. "SILVER PLUME, Colo. A plane carrying members of the Wichita State University football team, athletic staff and team boosters to a-game in Utah crashed Friday in nigged mountain coun- try near the Continental Divide. Twnety- nine persons, including 13 football play- ers, were killed. Eleven football players, a copilot and the team the crash of the twin-engine plane. Among those presumed dead were a Kansas legislator, the head coach and him wife, the athletic director and his wife and a Wichita banker and his wife. The Colorado State Patrol said it first was informed there were 42 persons, aboard. the university and the flying service which provided the crew of four listed 40 names and the patrol said the figure appeared to be correct. THE SU.HV1VORS were taken by am- bulance and Army helicopter to hospitals in Denver, about 55 miles east of where the plane went down near the eastern base of Loveland Pass, a main route across the Continental Divide. Most of the players aboard the plane that went down were first stringers. A second plane carrying 23 other play- ers and the rest of the staff and boosters landed safely in Logan, Utah, where Wichita Slate was to play Utah State on Saturday. The game was canceled. Assistant Coach Chuck Ramsey in- formed those aboard the second plane of the crash at the Logan-Airport. Sedatives were administered to many players at their hotel and they planned to go to church later. "It all happened so fast I didn't really think about it until we got said. Glenn Kostal, a 20-year-old linebacker from Chicago who survived the crash. Kostal's mother said her son called her soon after the crash and said: "Mom, Senate Approves Highway Bill WASHINGTON -4B- The Senate pas- scd- Friday a bill providing massive federal aid for the nation's highways, including billion a year for two years to help finish the Interstate Highway System. The measure cleared on a 51 to 0 roll Briefly STATE FORECAST chance of thundershowers disappearing1, but skies will remain cloudy. High in the 60s. More weather on Page 2. Final Lisrof Vietnam Servicemen 11 Eikins Site Selected by Firm ..........28 Services County f "V- URA Housing List Denied Gazette Transit Alternatives Outlined U. S. Official to Address Police City Census Issue Too Late 28 Looting Detectives were investigating early.to- day a number of thefts from cars that were parked at the Civic Center for a Fri- day night performance of Chicago. No further details were available. Cambodia PHNOM PENH. Enemy forces expanded their control cf Cambodia's lifelines Friday and blocked or disrupted traffic on major highways. A Cambodian communique said only two important land routes 'were fully open to travel. Brezhnev York Times Scruice MOSCOW- Lconid I. Brezhnev, the Communist party leader, Friday stressed again the need for a political solution of the Middle East blamed Israel and the United Stales for blocking efforts to reach a negotiated settlement. Talks CAIRO As Egypt mourned its president, Ihe country's leaders opened talks Friday with foreign leaders who attended Gamal Abdel Nasser's funeral. Premier Alcxei N. Kosygin of the Soviet Union and Elliott Ricjiardson, the head of the U. S. deleg- ation to Thursday's funeral, met with the Egyptians, apparently seeking to clarify the future course of Egypt's government Jumbojet Inside Today Amusements ....8 Obiluary........20 Bridge ..........8 Sports ........IT-lfi Comic Page ....10 Television.......8 Crossword......10 T-T-T ...........12 Editorials ........4 Want Ads .21-27 Markets ........9 Your Horoscope 21 call vole after a struggle to find a quorum in the Senate depleted by cam- paigning members. Passengers came after failure of an atlcmpt. by Sen. John Sherman Cooper, R-Ky., to delete a section allowing states lo designate existing primary roads part of the interstate system providing they promise to upgrade them lo interstate standards within 12 years. The measure now goes lo Ihe House. SEN. JENNINGS Randolph, D-W.Va., chairman of Ihe Senalc Public Works .Committee, said the interstate system is expected to be completed sometime after 1978, a date which would require further fund authorizations in fulure years. The bill also includes the authorization of billion for 1972 and 1973 for work on the so-called ABC system of federal roads. It would also create an urban highway system to aid areas of concentrated population-and Irafflc.' These arc other major provisions: mllion'a year bridge replace- ment program.. for states to provide hous- ing-for persons displaced by road con- struction. of the highway trust fund to implement highway safety and bcautifi- calion programs. for the secretary of trans- porlalion to develop an equal employ- ment opportunity training program for highway construction workers. FOOTBALL. HELMET marks wreckage of plane probed by res- cue worker at scene. (AP Wirephoto) Franco Pledges Support One Million Cheer Nixon in Spain Associated Press, New York Times MADRID President Nixon was cheered by an estimated one million Spaniards on his arrival in Madrid Fri- day and received Gen. Francisco Fran- co's endorsement of U.S. peace efforts in the Middle East.. The president and his party got anoth- er enthusiastic reception by thousands of persons lining Ihc streets when they drove to Franco's royal-palace for a state banquet. In a toast at the dinner, Nixon said the welcome "made me realize that the United States has many friends in Spa- in." His talks with Franco, he added, have "established a new base for in- creased cooperation" between the two countries. A Spanish government spokesman esti- mated that up to million thronged the- streets of this broad-avenued capital as Nixon, wilh 77-year-old Generalissimo Francisco Franco 'standing by his side, waved and smiled from the motorcade. "It was a very exciting time and a very exciting Nixon en- thused. "It was the largest crowd I've ever seen." Reporters who covered the last visit here by an American President, that of Dwight P. Eisenhower in 1959, suid Ei- senhower renowned as a crowd-getter outdrew Nixon, formerly Eisenhower's vice president, both in crowd size and enthusiasm. At any rste, the Madrid greeting warmed the Nixon entourage after a series of friendly, but not massive turn- outs on the first two stops of his five-nation European tour. Arriving from Yugoslavia, after a visit to Italy, Nixon flics on to England and then Ireland Salurday before reluming to Washington .Monday. AT BARAJAS airport, where he was met by Franco and the whole Spanish cabinet, Nixon set the theme of his visit by stress- ing Spain's importance for Mediterranean security and expressing the hope for con- tinued military and economic links between the two countries. After Franco had greeted liim and Mrs. Franco had given Mrs. Nixon a bouquet oi orchids and roses, Nixon said: "I am'confident that the talks we will have here with you, Gen. Franco, and wilh the members of your cabinet will contribute to further cooperation, both in defense of peace and economic coopera- tion which will mean progress for al! of our.people in Spain and in the United States." "If we .do not have peace in the he conlinued "world peace will hu very seriously threatened. An indispensable pillar for pcaca in the Mediterranean i s Spanish-American friendship and cooperation." The government agencies charged with investigating air transportation dangers are in disagreement over the safety of 747 iumbojct engines. Federal Aviation Ad- minislralion officials Friday dispulcd Na- tional Transportation Safety Board recom- mcndations thai urgent steps be taken to avoid "potentially catastrophic results" from 747 engine failures. FAMILIAR WAVE is given by President Nixon as he driven through Madrid with Spanish Chief of State Francisco Franco (seated, Lance-carrying mounted guards lead the procession. (APWirephoto) I'm alive. It's a miracle. My buddies are all dead." MIKE BRUCE, 21, of Sherman, Tex., another survivor said from his hospital bed-in Denver: "Everyone was looking at the mountains. We kept getting closer and closer. We were enjoying ourselves The plane took a dip.. .or something. Next thing, the plane ended up in the trees." Sheriff Harold Brumbdugh of Clear Creek County said the plane crashed in timber just off U.S. 6, a heavily traveled winter route to Colorado ski country, x (Please Turn to Page 2, Column 3) White House Confirms Tax Case Axed Job for Moore By James A. Haught Staff .Writer A" White House source told the Gazette Friday evening that Gov, Moore of West Virginia definitely was dropped from a presidential appointment after it was learned that possible income tax evasion charges were pending against him. Earlier Friday, the Daily Mail quoted a U.S. Justice Department official as saying such a case is awaiting action in Washington, but might not be prosecuted. THE GOVERNOR scornfully brushed off the reports Friday night. As he debarked from his state aircraft at Ka- nawha Airport after attending the annual Forest Festival at Elkins, he told a waiting newsman: "The Governor of West Virginia has no problems or other- wise. "Why should I dignify these charges? You the press have had a considerable fun I think-the people of West Virginia are tired of it, and I know I am." The annoyed chief executive declined to make any other comment, and wouldn't receive telephone calls from news media at the Governor's Mansion later Friday night.' But late Friday night, the Governor's administrative assistant, Norman Yost, quoted Moore as saying, "This Governor of the state of West Virginia has no problems." THE GAZETTE received confirmation in the turbulent case about 5 p.m. Fri- day. A key White House source said confidentially by telephone that possible tax charges against Moore definitely caused him to be dropped from a presi- dential appointment. The source gave this report: Gov. Moore was up for appointment by President Nixon last March to the Presi- dent's Advisory Committee on Civil De- fense, a minor honorary post. Special While House investigator Clark whose job was to protect Nixon from making appointments that might later turn out to be embarrassing, examined Moore discreetly. Mollenhoff advised that Moore bo dropped from the Nixon appointment, and he was. EARLIER FRIDAY, the Charleston Daily Mail quoted a U. S. Justice De- partment spokesman as confirming "that Gov. Moore has an income tax problem of some magnitude, and that it has been transferred from the Internal Revenue Service for possible criminal prosecu- tion." The same source was quoted, however, as cautioning that the Justice Depart- ment "may or may.not" decide to prose- cute the case, so newsmen shouldn't "convict" the Governor in the press. The Daily Mall the state's largest Republican which endorsed Moore for office previously denounced news reports about the income tax case as a "cruel" slur and said the stories should be undone by the news media that circulated them. After the first report was published in laic March by tho Knight newspaper chain and the Chicago Dally News wire service, the Mail printed an editorial captioned, "Nobody Knows Damage Caused by Knight Story on Governor." (Please Turn to Page 2, Column 1) 'Something Must Be Done' PSC Under Siege; Price Hikes. Inflation Cited By John G. Morgan Staff Writer Something must be done about the Public Service Commission, now in a virtual state of siege under the impacl of inflation, high interest rates and Ihc natural inclination of most utility compa- nies to keep raising the bills. That's the opinion of experts close to the situation. Commission Chairman Elizabeth V. Hallanan said that, unless something is done, the sUuation will get worse. The caseload, now backed up to million in requests, will get higher. AT THE SAME TIME, she is fully aware that tho situalion "cannot be solved overnight." Under the best of circumstances, she said, it will be a matter of years before the commission can catch up. Then Miss Hallanan made this state- ment: "I don't want to hear complaints about us not doing our job until we are equipped to do our job. I want the public, through the legislature, to see that we do our job." She talked about the difficulty, in get- ting some legislators to understand these simple facts: slate tax money would be re- quired to increase the appropriation to Uie commission. the commission doesn't op- erate on tax money. The revenue comes from assessments on the regulated com- panies. is a pool of money waiting to be used by the commission. But tl.e legislature hasn't granted the authority for its use. Chief Fiscal Clerk Robert L. Stine explained that the annual uniform as- sessment on public utilities for use by the commission is Appropria- tions have been falling short of this sum, and a surplus has been building up. Fourth of Series Further and this is a big point spending has been lagging far behind appropriations. At the end of last fiscal year, the commission had about in unspent money or about one third of its appropriation of It's hard to explain to the legislature thai more money and personnel aro needed when in appropriated funds went unspent last year. (Please Turn to Page 2, Column 3) New Voting Law Upheld by Court WASHINGTON A three-judge federal court Friday upheld the constitu- tionality of the 1970 Voting Rights Law, including a provision lowering the voting age from 21 to 18. The judges held that denying the 18- year-olds the vote would constitute an "invidious discrimination" in violation of the equal protection requirements of the 14th Amendment. The court acted in a suit brought by five New Yorkers against Ally. Gen. John N. Mitchell and the New York City Board of Elections. The decision upheld amendments adopted by Congress this year to the Voting Rights Law, including bans on literacy tests and certain state residency requirements for voting in presidential elections. The suit said lowering the voting age (o IB was not authorized by any provision of the Constitution and therefore violated the 10th Amendment which reserved to the states all powers not specifically given the federal government.   

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