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Athens Messenger (Newspaper) - July 11, 1977, Athens, Ohio Stye suf Keitg ill 00cngct vol. 72, no. 194 v a a r y r5v Athens Ohio monday july 11, 1977 15 cents Piketon expected to get uranium Plant pole position Youngs ten take up their pole Barrow pier on Long Island in Southampton . Positions As they wait for a bite while fishing from a recently. The Sun sparkles on the water of a Day when its really Alee la have the sue Columbus. Ohio a full construction of the 94.1 billion uranium enrichment Plant at Piketon was expected to be announced today by the Federal Energy research and development Agency . Sent. John Glenn and Howard Metzenbaum said in a state ment this morning in Washington. Erda had considered switching the Plant to Oak Ridge tenn., or splitting the project Between the Southern Ohio Community and Oak Ridge. The democratic senators said the extra $200 million Cost of splitting the project a was a major Factor in the governments abandoning that the huge Plant will be the most expensive Public works facility Ever built at one location in Ohio it is expected to result in More than 6,000 construction jobs Over five years and 2,000 permanent jobs when it begins full operation. A building this Plant at Piketon will stimulate economic development in a part of our state where unemployment is double the National average a Glenn and Metzenbaum said in their joint statement they said the Erda announcement a leaves no doubt that president Carter meant what he said. During the 1976 Campaign he told citizens of Southern Ohio that he favored constructing the new Plant at Piketon. The pressures to reverse that stand and move the Plant elsewhere were very the senators cited the april 23 rally at nearby Portsmouth which was attended by Erda acting administrator Robert Fri As particularly effective. Gov. James a. Rhodes cabled president Carter today the a profound the people of Ohio Quot for locating the entire Plant at Piketon a the project will mean a new birth of Prosperity in a Region that has been forgotten for too Long a Rhodes said a establishment of the Plant will serve As a springboard for further Industrial development and revitalization of the area which has the highest unemployment in location of the Plant at Piketon has also been considered the impetus needed to Complete the appalachian Highway Between Belpre and Cincinnati for better Access to the Plant site for construction workers an Erda official speaking to the Southeast Ohio regional Council recently Dis cussed the economic Impact on the area and indicated that the Highway would probably move up in the Federal priority list should the Plant be located at Piketon uranium processed at the four unit Plant will be used in nuclear Power facilities around the world alaskan Oil wont be sent right to strike Bill facing some changes to japanese Columbus. Ohio api a House subcommittee will begin making some changes Quot this week on a hotly contested Senate Bill that repeals Ohio a strike prohibiting Ferguson act and sets Public employee bargaining procedures House speaker Vernal g Riffe jr., d-89 new Boston. Said he does t know what the changes will be but key parts of the far reaching legislation already have come under fire from a number of majority democrats in the House binding arbitration for police and firemen As a strike alternative. Is a major Point of Contention in an apparent offering of legislative Courtesy the House Commerce and labor committee will give hearings tuesday to a pair of bargaining Bills introduced by minority republicans but the speaker said the a a vehicle a will be the Democrat sponsored measure before a Commerce and labor subcommittee headed by chairman j Leonard camera. D-53 Lorain it also meets tuesday. Camera s full committee has heard the Senate Bill assailed at Jam packed hearings Over the past two weeks by numerous local government and education officials also with ngh tto work groups and others one of the Republican proposals by rep Scribner l Fauver. R-54 Elyria contains a comparatively new component of collective bargaining which could be substituted in the Senate measure for the binding arbitration some Public officials have made the request or suggested it be considered a a they have complained bitterly about the Senate provision under which an outside arbiter could they claim order a settlement which went beyond the financial Means of City or county governments. Akron mayor John s. Ballard lashed out at the provision last week in testimony before camera s committee saying he spoke for All the mayors in Stark county All but two of whom a himself and one other a Are democrats Fauver is Bill contains what is called a a last Best offers arrangement under which the arbiter would be forced to choose Between what he judged the fairest of the last settlements proposed by management and labor. This Way either Side would be presumed to have made an offer within its Means financial and otherwise. Some opponent witnesses have strongly indicated that they would find the legislation much More easy to Swallow if this change alone were made. However there Are other problem areas. They include the Agency shop provision a requiring All employees covered by a bargaining agreement to pay dues even if they choose not to join a Union the inclusion of supervisory personnel in bargaining agreements and language under which the terms of a bargained settlement would supersede any existing Laws covering rights and benefits of Public employees. Some opponents claim the latter would wreck Ohio a civil service system. Riffe who declined to identify any of these areas As being among those in for change said Quot we re going to come up with a Bill. I can to say just now what will be in he said he Hopes to have the measure on the House floor the week of july 24today scrapbook completed the historian for the county a Centenial commission has completed a scrapbook of Bicentennial activities which will be stored in the Ohio University archives Page 2.announcement tuesday the Alexander local school Board will announce tuesday who the new District superintendent will be Page 2.trapping examined should the leg hold trap be banned the Ohio committee for humane trapping says yes by the Fust of a two part series on the controversial Issue sports Page i. Teather warm and humid with showers or thundershowers Likely tonight lows tonight upper 60s mostly Cloudy with a Chance of showers tuesday highs mid and upper 80s. Chance of rain 60 per cent tonight and so per cent tuesday. Details Page 7 calendar.7 classified .9-11 comics .13 editorial.4 obituaries.7 sports .8,9 television.12 Heaters .12 women .6 Rhodes accused of aiding loan Columbus Ohio a gov. James a. Rhodes has been accused of applying pressure to help his business associates get beneficial Federal Loans Rhodes allegedly intervened personally when a 8962.000 Federal Grant was awarded for construction of a to 4 million sewage treatment Plant and sewer lines at the Ohio transportation research Center in Logan and Union counties the Cleveland Plain dealer reported sunday Donald m hit Liker and Ralph j. Stolle own 1,700 acres adjacent to or near the Center. Hilliker is Rhodes partner in har development co. And Stolle is Hilliker a brother in Law. The newspaper said Rhodes wrote three letters to Federal officials urging funding for the project. Rhodes expressed purpose was to encourage development and increase employment in the Rural area the Plain dealer said the funds Are provided by the economic development administration and Are available to the governor to use As he chooses fou owing approval by the Eda. Myron l. Dodge Public works development chief of Edam a Chicago office said the application Quot got preferred treatment for what you might say were political a this happened to be the governor of the state of Ohio s favorite project. He put some pressure on someone and they decided to put it ahead of the rest of the projects a Dodge said. A let me make one thing Crystal Clear a the governor said when asked to comment at a news conference today. Quot i just want to assure that i done to have anything whatsoever to do with any land Purchase in that area they can innuendo a they m not in land the newspaper said the $2s million research Center was a longtime Quot pet project of Rhodes although the Center opened in 1972, was intended to encourage economic development it has not attracted any major Industrial expansion. The Plain dealer said. In applying for the Federal funds Center officials stated the sewer line project was expected to open the area immediately surrounding the Center to Industrial and commercial use. Calls need Protection Washington a president Carter concerned about soviet eavesdropping on Telephone Calls in the United states will soon be Given several proposals to preserve the secrecy of classified communications. The president is expected to Miller goals peace9 democracy Charleston. W a apr bringing peace and democracy to his troubled Union remains the primary goal of United mine workers president Arnold Miller who is the apparent Victor in a race for the next five year term As the Union s Leader in an interview with the associated press. Miller said he Hopes to provide his successor with the Opportunity to direct the Union without the problems he has faced. Quot i Don t want to leave the division we have now. I want to establish majority Rule in this Union from top to Bottom. I think we be made Good Progress there already Miller said but added there is still much More to be done. In the face of a Challenge by opponent Lee Roy Patterson Millers election has not yet been certified by the unions tellers but Miller is confident of his ultimate Victory and has already made plans for the unions direction in the next five years. Miller was aware when first elected in 1972, he said that bringing democracy to the Union would be a difficult task. He says he understood that the unions present state of virtual anarchy would be a necessary transition Between the tyranny of the unions old leadership and the total democracy he Quot we be run this Union a the past leadership did a in a total dictatorial manner. And it May have worked at that particular time. But it work today a Miller said. Quot we a probably have to go through the electoral process a couple of times before we really establish democracy. It wont be easy a it Hasni to been easy. We re going Back through the procedure now and we elected i think a better Standard of leadership than we did the first time in 1872 a he continued a a we la have to have contractual changes and constitutional changes to establish majority Rule at the a pm District and International and i thin a Overall a it s progressing Quot it has become evident that the major vehicle for solving our labor problems is a limited right to strike which establishes majority Rule at the local level. And in be said this must have a provision. That if somebody tries to violate majority Rule be health with Miller has numerous other goals he Hopes to achieve for the unions membership through contract negotiations. Miller negotiated the 1974 contract and a if his election is certified a will be responsible for negotiating a contract this year and again in 1980. In addition to the right to strike Miller Hopes to negotiate improved pension benefits better safety conditions and training programs. Many of his goals will take at least two contract negotiations to accomplish he believes. Quot we be got some serious problems in the pension program a Miller said. A a it la probably take this contract and another one to reach the ultimate goal there. A in be got to raise the retirement benefits of our membership. He made a Start on that in �?~74. Now in be got to get those covered under the 1950 Trust up to the same Benefit Miller also said he wants to raise widows pensions to the same level As the others. A and then. In be got to raise the Overall pension program itself. That a a tremendous undertaking they be got to understand this can to be accomplished on safety Miller said a a we re not going to reach the ultimate goal of safety until we get More cooperation from Federal regulatory agencies and the state regulatory agencies. We May be close to the Point where we have to provide safety for our own done to feel like we should be charged with the responsibility of doing it but in the absence of someone else doing it we Damn sure will do it is decide by the end of the summer How to protect such Calls one source said sunday the problem stems from the relative ease with which the soviet Union is reportedly listening in electronically from properties it owns in Washington and elsewhere in the United states on Telephone Calls transmitted through the air by microwave. The Advent of advanced computers has simplified the process considerably because the equipment can quickly sort through the various Calls selecting particular information. Quot it is a problem and we re trying to figure out what to do about it a one White House official said. Quot but when you Start to talk about it you Tell the other people How much you know about what they Are a former . Government official asked about the study now being done for the president by a government task Force said Only that it involved classified material and was Quot not something we should talk about on the sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan d-., concerned about the same problem said the Carter administration should demand that the russians Stop the eavesdropping. He Saki the russians Are violating the rights of american citizens on . Soil. Outer has been briefed on the problem by Zbigniew Brzezi Impi his National Security adviser and by Stanfield Turner director of the Central intelligence Agency. The task Force report is still being drafted me source said. Another said the study involved Quot every government Agency interested in intercepting messages or in not being intercepted. A but he would not identify the agencies involved Washington a president Carter is abandoning a Swap of alaskan Oil with Japan partly because he would have a Tough time explaining such a move to american Consumers Long warned of an Energy crisis. James Schlesinger the presidents chief Energy adviser disclosed sunday that Carter decided it would be wrong to Send alaskan Oil to Japan in Exchange for japanese bought Oil shipped from the persian Gulf to states on the Gulf coast and the Eastern Seaboard the proposal was among several under consideration for handling the daily surplus of 500,000 barrels a Day expected at West coast refineries once Oil starts flowing at full capacity through the newly opened trans Alaska pipeline. Schlesinger s remarks came on no cd a Quot meet the he acknowledged it would be difficult to justify the Export to americans who have repeatedly been told of the need to conserve fuel. A was a consequence there will be no exchanges All of the Oil coming out of Alaska will toking a vacation soon wherever you go and whatever you do enjoy yourself. But done to miss knowing what happens around the area while you re gone your Carrier will save your copies of the messenger in a a vacation Paky and deliver them on your return for half Price. For details just Call 592-6612, ask for circulation. Have to be shipped to the he said. Schlesinger said Carter decided to abandon the proposal last monday the .-japanese Oil Swap had been touted by some administration and Oil Industry officials As a Means of cutting the Cost of transporting alaskan Oil to Eastern and Southern refineries. Those officials said such an arrangement could Cut As much As 91 to 9150 a barrel from the coat of transporting alaskan Oil East on tankers through the Panama canal. But said Schlesinger Quot we Are unable to demonstrate Clear Cut savings to the Consumers. On balance the president has reviewed the matter and he believes the swaps would be undesirable a partly on political grounds partly for other technical the administration is believed to favor building pipelines to carry surplus alaskan Oil to markets in the Midwest. Schlesinger said Carter s decision to keep alaskan Oil in the United states should encourage that development. In Anchorage trans Alaska pipeline officials said sunday they hoped to resume pumping Oil within Days the flow was halted Friday night after a fire knocked out a pumping station near Fairbanks. Meanwhile House Republican Leader John Rhodes said sunday he does t believe Congress is any mood to give the president Broad standby authority to impose a gasoline rationing program he appeared on Abc s a issues and answers Quot Rhodes renewed gop criticism of the Carter Energy program accidental shot ends harassment for Man Akron. Ohio a a firebomb exploding on his porch this weekend was the last Straw for Carl Watson who grabbed his gun. Led his wife out the Back door and then accidentally shot and killed himself As he rounded the Comer of the House. Quot of my god in be shot myself. In be shot myself Quot the 28-year-old father of a 10-year-old daughter cried out. The Watson a have been the victims of racial hatred and harassment Ever since they rented the one Story Bouse in this City a Chapel Hill District 2vfc years ago. It All started right after they moved in relatives report when Watson a wife Lynn found her toy poodle hanging by the neck dead from the handle of the front door. Later a City water department standpipe across the Street was painted with a sign that said a niggers go the City painted out the message. Then just last april Watson had reported to police that the perpetrators of the violence against his family had burned a Cross on the Lawn. Quot i just can to Tell you anything Quot an Akron police detective said of the investigation into the latest tragic incident. A pop bottle filled with gasoline was tossed onto the Watson a porch shortly after Midnight saturday. By the time Watson got outside the roof was aflame police said. His wife said he ducked Back into the House and grabbed the handgun before pulling her out the rear of the House their daughter. Misty was with relatives overnight. Investigators said Watson shot himself in the leg and bled to death before he could get Hospital treatment a that s All we re going to say a another Akron detective said. A there s just too much talk going on about it before the facts Are known maybe one neighbor in this West Side neighbourhood who refused to give her name said there was some resentment on the Block about the Watsons living there. The Watsons were the Only Blacks on their Block on Belden Avenue Quot but we did no tall feel that Way about them its a tragedy that he a dead Quot the woman said

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