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Weirton Daily Times (Newspaper) - March 29, 1974, Weirton, West Virginia The Weirton Daily Times The Acknowledged Leader in Hancock County in Advertising and Circulation DedicatetTTo Its Community 46 249 48 PAGES WEST VIRGINIA MARCH 7ftt WeeKly Carrier ft single 7ftt 13 Copy B KISSINGER SET BACK IN SOVIET Nixon To Sign New Minimum Wage Measure WASHINGTON UPI A threeyear battle between Con gress and the Nixon adminis tration has ended with passage of sweeping legislation that raises the minimum wage to an hour for millions of American President Nixon has indicated he will sign the wage passed Thursday by even though he vetoed similar legislation last year because he thought it was Harrison D a strong supporter of minimum wage said afterward that he was sorry it took three years to raise the level of pay to workers at the bottom of our economic Opponents argued that the bill will hurt those it is supposed to spurring unemployment and The legislation brings in about How They Voted Senators Robert Byrd and Jennings Randolph voted yester day to raise the federal minimum wage to an HancockMaii ComictedOn DragGiarge Nick of Fairview was found guilty yesterday in a hearing conducted in the Randolph County Circuit Court before Judge George Triplett on a charge of manufac delivering and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver a control The 12 man jury deliberated from 11 to 3 after Fleece had testified in his own Fleece was arrested 14 along with two other Hancock John Wesley Johnston of New and Patricia Carol of Arner by state police in a rural area of Randolph Fleece testified yesterday that he had not arrived at the farm site until around noon or 1 on the day the raid was He also said the last time he had been to the farm was March Troopers confiscated an estimated worth of marijuana grown in a twoacre field which was owned by Fleeces father and mother in law and Frank Troopers testified that the car Turn To Hancock Man Page 2 Moore Vetoes Teacher Pay Bill BULLETIN UPI Arch Moore today vetoed legislation which would have given school teachers a 5 per cent pay raise and provided for the reapportionment of the state Senate based on the 1970 Also rejected by the governor were bills outlawing bankholding companies in West putting the slogan Almost Hea ven on license estab lishing a ticket for illegal parking on state property and removing chief jailers from civil service In rejecting the proposed teacher pay Moore cited the complicated School Aid Formula as expensive and un The bill would have provided for the pay boost under the for mula while Moore has said he would approve the in crease only if it is provided outside the The governor said the tormina was unconstitutional because it deprived legislators of the right to choose their own financing methods for He also said that for every dollar added to a teachers another 76 cents is needed for ad ministrative under the for mul A Salute To Weirtpns Progress 10 million workers previously not the minimum wage In about 54 million American workers will now be covered by minimum wage About six million workers remain The bill raises the minimum hourly wage for most workers to on May to next and to on Farm who now earn a minimum of an go to May and to in stages by The minimum now an has not been raised since If Nixon acts as is expected before April it means a pay increase for about four million employes on May That is the number of workers covered under the bill who now make less than The House voted 34550 and the Senate 7119 Thursday to approve a conference committee bill that compromised somewhat different bills passed last The bill is closer to the House and the Senate Other major provisions of the bill domestic and and certain retail and service workers are covered for the first time and firemen will receive after a 60hour beginning Jan The work week goes to 58 hours in 1976 and 54 hours in 1977 regardless of are Nixon had wanted a 15 per cent reduction for Thieves Loot Church On Weirton Religious articles and office valued at more than were stolen from the Thomas Episcopal Three Springs Paul Dag gett reported Entry to the church yesterday was made by prying open a window on the west side of the The religious articles were removed from a cabinet in the sacristy of the The ar ticles were two sterling silver sterling silver cha sterling silver patten and a sterling silver After the articles were removed from the the offige of Daggett was entered where several drawers were Also ransacked were drawers in the treasurers office where an unknown amount of money was and the kitchen drawers in the kitchen were Besides the religious taken also were an electric ad ding electric type 30cup coffee toaster and the cash box from a cold drink Tornadoes Hit Southern States By United Press International A spring storm coated lower Michigan with ice and tornadoes twisted across Alabama and Louisiana Thursday night and early damaging trailers and four parked air The National Weather Service said it had reports of hail the size of baseballs falling near A tornado touched down near the JacksonLincoln parish line near injuring three tossing four air planes into the air and downing utility poles at a plantation east of Several houses were damaged and a trailer house destroyed in Jackson A tornado which struck near about 2 EOT demolished three trailers but an earlier one which touched down near Tuscaloosa caused little BY ROBERT BYRD Assistant Majority Senate It is a real pleasure for me to salute the City of Weirton on the occasion of the publication of the Second Annual Progress Edition of The Weirton Daily I have always considered Weirton to be one of the most progressive cities in our FOR your planned new hospital the municipal building now under construction and the new shopping center to arise on the old airport in Weirton Heights are evidence of the progressive spirit of the citys All are developments that augur well for the The completion of Route 22 into the downtown area was another significant WEIRTON IS A CITY in which its citizens can rightfully take They can take pride in the progressive attitude of the Weirton Steel Division of National They can be proud of the fact that 95 percent of the homes in their com munity are owneroccupied proud of their and educational facilities and the increasing success of the West Virginia Northern Community College in the AND THEY CAN BE especially proud that theirs is a churchgoing community where more than a score of religious denominations are WEIRTON IS A COSMOPOLITAN community whose citizens live together in harmony and a spirit of progressive I congratulate them on their achievements and wish them well for the KUConferOn New Contract Negotiating teams from the Independent Steelworkers Union and Weirton Steel Division have begun discussions on a new labor The present contract between the company and the the bargaining agency for production and maintenance will expire The initial meeting of the two negotiating groups was held with the second session oc on March 22 when the union and the company each pre sented a list of issues to be discussed in future sessions which now will be held on a regu lar Samuel president of the heads the union nego tiating team which consists of members of the executive com Members are Thomas Steve Angelo and Charles Steel Works 1 Wil liam Eugene Foster and Richard Steel Works 2 Richard Donald and Sam Sheet Mill Anthony John Browning and Walter Steubenville Plant Richard Harry StaUas and Nick Tin Mill and John Dwight Wylie and Robert Strip Richard Vice Presi dentIndustrial heads the company negotiating team which includes the following William Assistant Vice PresidentIndustrial Rela tions Alex manager of Employe Relations William manager of Employe Benefits James manager of Employe Services Raymond chief indus trial engineer John assistant manager of Employe Relations James Armitagej director of Labor and members of their respective Alexandra Solshenltsyn arrived In from Moscow today with her mother and four children to Join her bus and In Picture shows L R the exiled novelists Heeb Solihenltsyn and his wife Natalia holding their 18 monthold UPI Family Joins Solzhenitsyn In Exile In Switzerland ZURICH UPI Shouting will be the wife of Nobel prize author Alexander Solzhenitsyn bade farewell to Russia today and flew here with their children to join her husband in a life of exile in exiled by the Kremlin bounded up the 10 gangway stairs as soon as Swissair Flight 491 landed here at EOT to greet his wife with a huge bunch of red and white The reunion with Solz the couples three her son by her first marriage and her took place inside the plane and could not be seen by the waiting newsmen and 21 Educators To Evaluate Weir High School April 24 Twentyone educators are to make an onsite evaluation of Weir High School April 2 through April Principal John Grossi announced The NCA evaluation team is to be chaired by Charles Keenan of State Director of School Trans Keenan has chaired several NCA evaluations in recent Grossi said that the purpose of this external team evaluation is to help the school look at itself For the last six months the school has been engaged in a comprehensive seeking to identify its strengths and determine those areas in which change would seem to be The NCA team will bring outside professional viewpoint to the Keenan of the visiting team We are not visiting the school to inspect Rather we have come to give assistance to the staff in its pursuit of quality education for its Grossi pointed out that the members of the NCA team are contributing their services to This spirit of professional cooperation is a hallmark of education in this country and is a noted feature of the North Central The goal of an NCA evaluation is to stimulate a continuing drive for improvement of the Other members of the evaluation team are Kenton Wellsburg Middle School James State Department of Charleston Clyde Dean of West Liberty State College Harry Head Linsly Military Aca demy Father Robert Josephs Preparatory Semin Larry Shadyside High Ohio Grant Junior Steubenville Robert Edge wood Les program direc of Upward Bound and as sociate professor of West Liberty Robert State Chairman of North Central As State Department Supervisor of Secondary Charleston Evelyn Director of Personnel and Instructional Media Ohio County Schools Don superintendent of Wellsville Robert Martins Ferry High George Magnolia High School Carl Moundsville Junior High School Vince assistant prin John Marshall High Moundsville Frank professor of West Liberty David Title 1 State Department of Charleston Robert as sistant East Liverpool High School James director of Secondary Student Teachers West Grossi said that the area chairmen of the NCA evaluation team will give exit reports to the general and subject area chairmen on April 4 at the The team is to file a full written report with the school within a few The North Central Association is a voluntary league of secondary schools and 650 colleges and universities within a 19state A full evaluation is required of every member school within two years of its Turn To 21 Educators Page 2 After five the author emerged from the aircraft carrying his sons and I 17 in his He was followed by wearing black slacks and a beige imitation leather carrying sixmonthold Stepan in a blue Ekaterina Natalyas came last with 12yearold Solzhenitsyns son be her first During customs formalities and the unloading of the familys baggage the couple hugged and kissed each other but refused to make any alternately smil ing at his family and scowling at photographers trying to attract their led the way to a waiting automobile supplied by the city of The author has been granted asylum as a political The government said that like any other foreigner living in the country he may write what he pleases but cannot make any public political Before the family took off this morning from Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow at Turn To Family Page 2 Weather Cloudy with showers or thunderstorms Temper atures in mid 40s Continued cloudy with a chance of showers again A little cooler Saturday with highs in upper Extended outlook Fair Sunday and Monday followed by chance of showers Air Quality Index for Steu benvilleWeirton is 116unsatis Winds are from the north at 35 miles an New Talks Planned On Arms Secretary Of State 1 Reports Failure In Moscow Talks WASHINGTON UPI Secretary of State Henry Kissinger plans to meet at least once and perhaps twice more with Soviet officials in an effort to make some progress on stragetic nuclear arms limitation before President Nixons trip to the Soviet Union in late Kissinger returned here shortly before midnight Thursday after three days of negotiations in Moscow that failed to produce the conceptual breakthrough which he has described as an agreement by the two sides on what it is they are trying to ac High officials who accom panied the secretary said Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko is expected to fly to Washington in about two weeks to continue discussions on the They added that Kissinger may visit Moscow again in if it appears such a trip might help break the current In any there was no indication Nixon would postpone his scheduled trip if there is no major progress on an arms although the President has hoped such a pact would be ready for him to sign with Leonid general secretary of the Communist at the t By Rejection Reported It was clear that an conceptual or eluded Kissinger and Brezhnev in A communique issued by White as well as word from high officials ac companying the made it clear Brezhnev turned down ideas Kissinger put forward on how to proceed in dealing with limiting various categories of offensive nuclear Brezhnev slapped down Kis singers which have never been specifically defined in and held an urgent meeting of the Politburo Wed nesday morning after which he came back with Russias own Officials traveling with Kiss inger without explaining what the proposals that they were unacceptable to Kissinger in their present at a press confer ence in London on his way attempted to put the best face possible on the outcome of his Moscow although it was clear from his manner he had suffered a considerable disap He said we had very serious talks which marked an advance on the nuclear arms limitation issue but it was too early to say whether any real breakthrough had been made because the degree of progress will be determined by the PSC Cuts PowerFirms Rate Boost The Monongahela Power Com pany announced that the West Virginia Public Service Commission issued an order stating that it was necessary to correct certain errors in the com missions order of which authorized a rate increase by the The new which was received reduces the amount of rate increase authorized about million to about in each instance on the basis of 1970 billing A rate increase of million was requested by Monongahela in its original filing made on which became subject to on April The company will be required to refund with interest at 6 per cent the difference between the amount collected under the rates now in effect and those approved by the Commission in the new A petition by certain inter venors seeking reconsideration of the original order remains
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