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   Weirton Daily Times (Newspaper) - August 25, 1973, Weirton, West Virginia                                46 67 The Weilton Daily Times The Acknowledged Leader in Hancock County in Advertising and Circulation WEST VIRGINIA AUGUST ItsCommunity UPAGES 1 c 13 WeeKly Copy By Carrier GAS PRICE CONTROLS BLOCKED Gunman Retreats Into Bank Vault With 4 Hostages BOMB EXPLODES AT STOCK EXCHANGE Watched by a an explosives expert carefully examines a device In the vicinity of the London Stock Exchange Two stock exchange a man and a were injured when a one of many sent through the post to addresses In This device was carried from the stock exchange building by a Parcel Explodes In London Bank LONDON UPI A parcel bomb exploded in the Bank of England mail room today in juring three including a man who lost a A few hours later an incendiary bomb ex ploded in an Oxford Street It was the seventh day of a bombing campaign Scotland Nixons Aides Confident Of SAN UPI President Nixons top aides believe he has gained slightly in restoring the image of a man in command as a result of his news conference on the Watergate But they also are under no much as he would like that Watergate is now completely behind with Senate probers and federal prosecutors still busy piecing it all Lets face said one close Watergate is goiing to be with us a long He also noted that Nixon is not going to change his cloistered life despite the Watergate revelations of scandalous conduct on the part of top aides to whom he delegated Although the President has lost the human barrier of former top aides Haldeman and John two Alexander his chief of staff and Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler have moved into the Some of Nixons senior ad visers are urging him to stay in the forefront by holding more news conferences and making more public But like counselor Melvin believe it would have been better if Nixon had gotten more rest after his bout last month with viral He acknowledged the tensions he has been living under and the impact on his capacity to govern when he complained at his news conference To be wider a constant barrage 12 to 15 minutes a night on cadi of the three major networks for four months tends to raise some questions in the peoples mind witli regard to the President and may raise some questions with regard to the cpaaclty to But I also know said the I was elected to do a Watergate id an episode that I deeply deplore and had I been running the campaign rather than trying to run the country it would never have but that is water under the it Is none After an exhausting beginning with an assassination throat on life In New Orleans Nixon wits easing up on Turn To Aides Page 2 Yard blamed on the Irish Republican Army The incendiary bomb exploded in the Oxford Street branch of Etams a nationwide womenswear soon after a telephone caller with an Irish accent told the British Press Association a bomb would go off in 15 City of London police said they had no warning of the bomb at the Bank of The seriously injured man was identified as Derek a member of the bank Bartholomews hospital said Woodward had lost a Police said the bomb exploded in the basement mail room of the bank as three men tried to smother it with The bomb was inside a Police said another parcel similar to the one that blew up was still in the It is difficult at this stage to say what sort of bomb it a police spokesman This incident occurred simultaneously to other suspicious objects being found all over our ser vices are stretched to the The irony of the latest bomb explosion was that it followed a decision only a month ago to remove the perpetual military guard which had patrolled the vaults since the year 1780 when rioting Londoners attacked the bank of The reasons given for ending this historic chosen from the brigade of guards which also guards the was that it had become an Drug Raid Trials Set UPI Trials for 10 adults arrested last Saturday during a drug raid will begin in Wood County Circuit Court next Tues Eleven of the 34 arrested were juveniles and were remanded to Intermediate which has jurisdiction in such Sixteen of the adults have pleaded not guilty to charges of sale and delivery of controlled Trial dates for the other aclulUs have not yet been Belfast Blast STOCKHOLM UPI armed with submachine guns burst into a barricaded bank office but a gunman carrying explosives had retreat ed with four hostages and a convict friend into the bank There are indications that the gunman may attempt a a police official Police said the unidentified armed with explosives and a submachine entered the bank vault late Friday night with his four three women and a Also with him was Clark a 26yearold convicted bank robber whose release the gunman They said the man shut the vault but that it had not been Police dressed in bulletproof vests and steel helmets broke into the downtown bank office shortly after noon and took up positions outside the vault There was no Outside the more than 100 including half a dozen took up firing positions awaiting a possible attempt by the gunman to break out of the bank with his hostages and a Police parked a Ford Mustang outside the bank as a getaway car Vote Fraud Case Appealed WASHINGTON UPI An appeal was filed Friday in the Supreme Court on behalf of five former Logan County of ficials who were found guilty of vote fraud conspiracy in vote fraud conspiracy in The five former officials pre viously appealed their convic tions to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals at but they were turned down June They were convicted in District Court of Appeals in for illegal elections activity in the Mount Gay precinct of Logan County during the 1970 Democratic primary Found guilty were former state Bernard former Logan County Clerk Bill An former Logan Circuit Court Clerk John former County Sheriff Earl Tomblin and Ernest Red Ha a former deputy A Washington law firm filed the writ asking the court to hear the mens Fatal To for the who demanded that he be allowed to leave with two of the the Olofsson and two Demand Refused Police refused the demand and he must release the hostages if he wanted safe The who has been holed up in the bank since was first identified by police as a 22yearold convicted bank Kaj Robert Han Police said they sent Hanssons brother into the bank early today and the robber fired at him because he did not recognize They said that they now believe the robber is a 32yearold robber who served time with Police said Hanssons mother also listened to a telephone in terview from the bank and told police this is not my Police said the man had ap parently been The gunman spoke by tele phone with Swedish Radio early today and Im the guy you call the desperado on radio and I dont want any more but Im afraid the police will start When the radio reporter suggested the robber put down his weapons and give the gunman replied Lay off I want to get away from here with the loot the ransom But Im not gonna tell you where Im Two of the hostages also spoke to the radio reporter and they appeared more worried about police storming the bank than remaining with the gunman and his convict Not Afraid of Him We are not afraid of Elisabeth We believe I am more afraid of the police starting something Kristin warned if police attack the I or some of my friends will its If we go with them out of the bank there is a risk they will kill but they she I trust them entirely and I could travel the world around with The gunman set off an ex plosive charge inside the bank Friday night in what police described as a demonstration of rocking the building but causing little damage and no NEW VFW COMMANDER Outgoing head of the Veterans of Foreign Patrick Carr of shakes hands with Ray the newly elected Soden Is from The national convention was held in New Canadian Railroad Strike Continues By United Press International Negotiators have been unable to reach a settlement in the nationwide rail strike in now in its third The strike has stranded disrupted farm operations and caused major industries to lay off and close some Labor Minister John Munro has been unable so far to get both sides resume The Associated NonOperating Railway Unions began the nationwide rail shutdown Thursday over their contract dispute with 11 including Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Weather Fog forming late tonight and early morning with lows in mid to upper Partly cloudy with a chance of showers or thundershowers Highs in the low to mid Extended outlook Monday through Wednesday Fair ami Daytime highs in the Overnight low in the Traubert To Head WVU Of Family Practice BELFAST UPI An ex plosion demolished a garage which police said was an ap parent terrorist bomb factory in Belfast killing three The blast came a few hours after British army troops opened a car abandoned on the border with the Irish Republic and found the body of a mun the Irish Republican Army IRA said It had killed as un MORGANTOWN John Traubert of Wellsburg has been named the new chairman of the Department of Family Prac tice in West Virginia Universitys School of His appointment was an nounced by President James Traubert joins the Medical Center from the Ohio Valley Hos pital in Wheeling where he has boen chairman of the Family Practice He also is presi dent of the Brooke County Med ical Society ami serves as health commissioner and coroner in Uiat Born in Trmibert received his bachelors degree from WVU in his masters degree in physiological chem istry and his MD degree from Ohio Slate While at Ohio he held National Institutes of Health research fellowships in endocrinology and In pedlatric clinical and instructed in pharmacology and Traubert completed his internship iind general practice residency at Carmel Hospital in While at the Ohio Valley Hos Traubert was closely associated with the WVU Medical attending post graduate seminars here and referring patients to University He is vice president of the West Virginia American Aca demy of Family He has served on the medical educa tion committees of the West Vir ginia Academy and the state Medical the Amer ican Association of Physicians and Surgeons and the Inter national Association of Coroners and Medical Awards Received In 1969 and again last JOHN TRAUBERT Traubert received an American Medical Association Physicians Recognition He was reci pient of a MeadJohnson Award in General Practice in Traubert is married to the former Nancy a regis tered ami the couple has four chairman of the Family IVactice Traubert succeeds Clark professor of medicine ami former dean of the School of Slceth has been acting chairman of the department since early this year anil lias helped lay the groundwork for the program and its 5 Areas Under Ute direction of the Family Practices Program will stress five main areas of primary care treatment principally on an outpatient treatment of the family unit through its individual mem health maintenance in addi tion to episodic crisis research arid evaluation of methods of health ami continuing education as required by the American Board of Family Practice to achieve ami maintain The unlike most others at the Meilical will pro vide primary care a ml nol Turn To Traubcrt Page I In special mediator Judge Alan Gold met with the two parties Friday night in an effort to reopen contract But he emerged from the session 75 minutes later and I can see no purpose in continuing my Gold said he had advised Munro of his shifting the rail dispute back to the federal government which may now have to recall Parliament to legislate an end to the Airport Bombed In Cambodia PHNOM PENH UPI Cambodian insurgents bom barded Phnom Penhs cut the road to Cambodiaa rice bowl and and intensified the siege of the province capital of Kom pong Cham in the rebels biggest countrywide show of force since the 15 American bombing halt The military situation had been quiet since early in August when the insurgents began with drawing from positions around Phnom The most serious situation apparently was at Kompong 50 miles northeast of Plituuu Some sources said the a thriving agricultural center of more than the next major target for the The government radio said late Saturday that Hor had been named the new commander at Kompong Cham and Uic previous Brig Srey was appointed his second in Hor was nicknamed the savior of Siem Heap when early in tinwar his forces kept the city from Kompong now virtually a ghust is built along the Mekong is the center of one of the countrys richest agricultural The surrounding farmsnow mainly in Communist bananas and The city is cut off to all except air traffic and its single strip three miles northwest of Uie is a major Hundreds of government rein forcements have been flown into the city in Die last week but troopers have abandoned three outposts on the edge of the town in the last two Highway 5 was cut about 36 miles northwest of Phnom It was the first time the connecting Ilinom Penh with Hattamhang miles to the northwest in Cambodias rice Ixiwl had been cut since early Judges Decision Appealed Judge Rules Most Retail Dealers May Increase Prices WASHINGTON UPI A federal judge has ruled that most of the nations retail gasoline dealers may impose price hikes starting The decision was welcomed by the dealers but immediately appealed by the District Court Judge Barrington acting on a class action suit filed by the National Congress of Petroleum Retailers Friday blocked the administrations Phase IV con trols on gasoline They were scheduled to go into effect at The decision means that the prices consumers pay for gasoline will remain frozen until next Friday but will be allowed to raise after It affects service station dealers selling brandname gasoline but does not apply to independent who were not party to the The Justice act ing in behalf of the Cost of Living Council which administers the filed an emergency petition with the Court of Appeals here seeking an junction against Parkers ruling while a full appeal is Assistant Attorney General Irving Jaffe said in the petition that the administrations eco nomic stabilization program would suffer irreparable in jury if Parkers decision was allowed to Parkers ruling drew immedi ate response from service station many of ac1 cording to the would have been forced out of business it i subjected to the Phase IV conJ I Many service station owners in Indiana and Illinois had planned to close this weekend in protest of Phase IV provisions but ap parently changed their plans after the ruling was Stations in Pennsylvania can celed a similar protest planned for the Labor Day But a group in Ohio said its shutdown plans were still because further litigation may reverse Parkers Jerry an for the petroleum retailers said the ruling was not expected to bring significant price increases because dealers traditionally only pass along the increases in their wholesale In his Parker said the Phase IV controls were ar bitrary and He noted gas stations are the only small businesses not exempt from price controls and the only group of retailers who cannot pass on wholesale price hikes to their 12 Agents Indicted In Drug Raids UPI Twelve narcotics agents were indicted on charges of depriving 11 persons of their constitutional rights Friday by a federal grand jury investigating bungled drug The 17count indictment said the agents acted without probable cause or search warrants when the broke Into six homes in East Louis and during a fiveday period last Two occupants of the homes were assaulted while they were handcuffed and a third man was jailed or three days without being charged with a the indictment It said three of the agents later sought to cover up the incidents by trying to tone down reports to In Three of the agents also were charged with lying to the federal grand jury investigating the The agents were attached to the Louis Off Ice of Drug Abuse Law The drug raids have resulted in several suits against the federal   

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