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Athens Sunday Messenger (Newspaper) - September 24, 1972, Athens, Ohio Black vote Gallup poll reports Blacks overwhelmingly backing Mcgovern. Editorial Page 8 a c a Unkn messenger rain rain Likely sunday and sunday night. Highs in the 60s, lows in the 50s. The weather Page i vol. 67, no. 259athens, Ohio sunday september 24, 1972 Twenty cents accused of making a whipping Bovy out of leading Creek conservancy District diligent ripped for playing politics by Fred Whissel messenger staff writer Rutland a gov. John j. Gilligan was rendered a bitter verbal attack Friday for thwarting Progress in Rural Meigs and Vinton counties by a playing politics Quot with the proposed construction of a regional water system. Jack Crisp president of the leading Creek conservancy District a and a fellow Democrat a said Gilligan is a making a whipping boy out of the Crisp accused Gilligan of trying to get revenge for his poor support in Meigs county in the May 1970 primary. Meigs was the Only county of Ohio s 88 that Gilligan failed to carry Over Robert s. Sweeney and Mark Mcelroy. There Sweeney pulled 489 votes to Gilligan s 364 and Mcelroye a 83. Gilligan won the state by a-2-1 margin. Crisp was a Strong supporter of Sweeney. A Gilligan has stated several times that he remembers the county did t support him a Crisp fumed. A perhaps he should be reminded that there will be another election for governor in two the Issue Crisp has accused Gilligan of using As a political whipping boy is the pending construction of a $4 million water system in Western Meigs and Southeastern Vinton counties. That resource would invite a considerable Industrial and residential Boom in the area. Already bolstered by the planning Progress and recent Grants of Federal funds to the District Ohio Powers Southern Ohio Coal co. Has begun work on two new mines in the area expected to employ 2,600 persons at Peak production. Without the construction of the leading Creek water system the mining venture will be sunk. The mines will require 600 million Gallons of water per year which the Coal company intends to Purchase from the water system. Mines manager White Bourland said he believes that needing such a huge Supply of water the new mines would be the water systems major customer. Further he added a we Are depending upon but a letter from the state water pollution control Board in August both dampened spirits and boiled tempers among officials of not Only the water District but the counties As Well. That letter said a sewer connection ban was being placed on the area to be served by the water District. Similarly worded letters were sent to the boards of county commissioners in both Meigs and Vinton counties. A not to the water District president. The letter said the water pollution control Board had decided that allowing the water system to be constructed would result in a subdivision and other higher density development that would threaten the Waters of the state because of the areas inability to contend with increased sewage. The water pollution control Board said i that the leading Creek District soil was unsuitable for on lot septic tank sewage disposal 2 that the in response through prosecuting attorney Bernard v. Fultz the Meigs county commissioners requested a hearing on the ban county a streams could not a assimilate poorly treated sewage effluents 3 that building is taking place within the county prior to approval of waste water treatment facilities by the county health department 41 that the county health department inspection program is inadequate and 5 that further development of the area would increase water pollution. Not so said the commissioners. Continued on Page 32 Nixon ends Texas tour Washington a with kisses from a Bevy of pretty blondes and a bit of boasting about the Economy president Nixon completed a major Campaign swing saturday by offering greetings to Young labor in a Ion supporters. The president returned to the capital at midday after a 28-hour Jaunt to Texas in quest of that states 26 electoral votes a prize twice denied him and in Pursuit of the democratic voters unhappy with their party a nominee. But once again. Nixon never mentioned the name of democratic opponent George Mcgovern referring in his speeches Only to aides described the president As very pleased with his reception at the Border towns of Laredo Rio Grande City and Harlingen and with a dinner at former Treasury Secretary John Connally a ranch for big name democratic backers. Awaiting Nixon a return to the White House were members of the a labor youth for the president committee a an organization Given a tour of the executive mansion after announcing its support for Nixon saturday. Nixon greeted the group in the East room and told the Young unionists a it s wrong for men who work to get less than a Man on and he renewed his stand against amnesty for draft evaders. Nixon pledged anew to end the Vietnam War on an honorable basis and said the report of no american killed in combat last week was a one of the Best pieces of news that in be seen since i came he said that the United states must remain the strongest nation in the world to protect peace. After speaking to the group Nixon flew by helicopter to Camp David in the Cato tin mountains of Maryland reaching there at 3 30 . Edt in Bright Cool Early autumn weather. He held a private meeting in an Airport waiting room with sen. John Tower and 16 other Texas Republican leaders. In san Antonio the travelling White House issued a statement in which Nixon cited newly announced statistics and said they show a we definitely Are on the right track with our economic the president touched on the same theme at Connally a Hill country ranch. Addressing a crowd of about 300 after a dinner of rib Eye Steak and blackened peas he called the Economy Strong and vibrant. Acts to prevent communist rebellion Reform society Marcos continues martial Law in Philippines Manila a president Ferdinand e. Marcos declared saturday night he imposed martial Law in the Philippines to save the Republic from a communist rebellion and to Reform society. The presidents remarks in a nationwide radio and to broadcast came at the end of a period of about 12 hours in which the nation of 7,100 islands in the Western Pacific had been Cut off from the world by a government ordered communications blackout. Marcos said an escalating threat of armed insurrection had prompted him to take a this extra constitutional Power to protect the he ordered martial Law Friday night after gunmen fired into the car of the Secretary of defense in what the government called an assassination attempt. The official was unhurt. Scores of political arrests were reported to have followed. Marcos emphasized in his broadcast that martial Law is not a military takeover of the civilian government but a measure to Quot end the present National a Midnight to 4 a m. Curfew went into effect immediately Marcos said. Elements of the metropolitan police command or metro com set up checkpoints in the greater Manila area to enforce the curfew. Results of the martial Law decree were peaceful. The four million or so residents of the greater Manila area went about their Normal weekend activities. There was the usual Light saturday traffic throughout the City and people went to the movies and the supermarkets. Other measures contained in the edict which Marcos signed late Friday a censorship of All Domestic and International Media operating in the Philippines. A temporary ban on filipinos from going abroad. A closure of schools on All Levels for a week. A death penalty for illegal Possession of firearms. A total ban on Public demonstrations rallies and labor strikes. A civilian courts will continue functioning except in cases involving violations of Public order the fundamental Law National Security abuse and improper use of the military uniform. Marcos promised that details of implementation of the martial Law and the social and economic reforms will be explained later. However he gave no indication How Long martial Law will continue. Marcos said that while maoist rebels were the major danger there Are grave problems within the armed forces the courts the government and society at Large. Marcos 56, is the first filipino president to be elected to two terms and the first to declare martial Law since the Republic was formed in 1946, after the United states granted Independence. By the associated press the state of the week old ugandan tanzanian conflict was veiled in claim and counterclaim saturday with a ugandan military spokesman reporting a very hot fighting and a tanzanian military spokesman reporting All quiet. Government controlled radio Uganda confirmed that troops and airmen from Libya Are in Uganda to Aid in Battle while diplomats from other american countries sought peace. Great Britain sent a special envoy to Kampala to figure out How to get 8,000 British asians out of Uganda by monday to comply with new directives from president Idi Amin. A plan Load of 186 asians was scheduled to touch Down in Britain on to halt North Viet drive Saigon apr thousands of South vietnamese troops mane Vered on the Northern front saturday to prevent North vietnamese forces from recapturing hard won territory in the governments counteroffensive. Spokesmen for the Saigon command said two search and destroy sweeps in Quang tri and thua Thien provinces involved about 20,000 paratroopers rangers and infantrymen supported by 200 armoured vehicles. The operations began last tuesday but were not announced until saturday. The spokesmen indicated they do not involve new thrusts into enemy held terrain but rather Are intended to maintain the governments hold on areas recaptured earlier in the three month counteroffensive. Most of Quang tri province North and West of its capital and the a Shau Valley in Western thua Thien province still Are in North vietnamese hands. Mcgovern predicts upward move Campaign a t turning Point birthrate decline continues Washington apr in a report coinciding with a two year drop in the . Birthrate the census Bureau provided new evidence saturday that Young wives Are expecting to have still fewer children. The Bureau said the average number of births expected by wives 18-24 years old declined from 2.4 to 2.3 from 1971 to 1972, continuing a trend in the birth expectations of Young wives. In 1967 a similar Survey with a similar age group produced a figure of 2.9. For wives in the 25-29-Yea a old group the average number of births expected dropped from 2.6 last year to 2.5 in 1972 and continued to this year. The Bureau said that wives Between 18 and 24 years old represent about 2-5 of All women in that age group. But the number of children that the unmarried women in this age group will eventually have will probably be lower than those already married the report said. Area news features 17 classified.26-30 comics. 31 editorial .8 entertainment .20,21 farm .j.25& Home .25 obituaries .26 sports.22-24 television .20 Heaters. 21 women. 12-14rogers to seek . Act Washington a Secretary of state William p. Rogers Heads for the United nations sunday with plans to Call for International action to Clamp Down on terrorism. In is two week annual visit to the . General Assembly sessions Rogers will have Side talks with russians Andrei Gromyko and scores of other foreign ministers on items ranging from Trade to the Middle East. On monday prior to a dinner meeting with Gromyko Rogers is to deliver the main . Speech to the 132-nation general Assembly. With terrorism a prime Nixon administration target since the Munich massacre of israeli athletes aides said Rogers wants to Muster support for measures against such Boundary crossing terrorist acts As these a hijacking and sabotage of air planes. A kidnapping of diplomats. A killing of civilians in a country not involved in the particular dispute concerning the terrorists. F Cleveland a sen. George Mcgovern said saturday his democratic presidential quest is at a turning Point that will Lead upward and Force president Nixon into open Campaign Contention. Mcgovern told the Ohio democratic convention that Nixon a refuses 90 per cent of the time to face the american earlier Mcgovern had announced he would be turning to television talks in an Effort to reverse his sagging poll standings. In the Cleveland speech. Mcgovern said Nixon instead Columbus Ohio a despite a last minute flurry of Legal activity the income tax repeal Issue saturday appeared almost a certainty for the nov. 7 ballot. A i done to see How they can Stop it a said Secretary of state Ted w. Brown. A it s too late now they have the signatures and that a what its All Browne a last count showed the repeal forces Short 19,2% signatures but he said that Fig tire would be lowered when 13 of going a out with the people a chose to go to the Texas ranch of John b. Connally to see Oil billionaires and a a few Mossback politicians who Call themselves democrats. Call themselves democrats for Nixon. That a a contradiction in terms. It s like organizing indians for the South Dakota senator said Nixon democrats will find themselves a was High and dry on nov. 7�?� As did democrats who deserted former president Harry s. Truman in favor of Thomas e. Dewey 24 years ago. A i come to Ohio in the midst petitions sent to the wrong counties were checked by the proper boards of election. Browm said he will certify the exact amount of the shortage to repeal forces on wednesday beginning a 10-Day period for them to pass supplemental petitions. Repeal leaders Are geared to begin the chore indicating they Hope to Garner More than 100.000 names. Atty. Gen. William j. Brown will represent the Secretary of state monday morning in a of what i believe is a turning Point in this Campaign a Mcgovern said. A the tide is coming in. I see it in the faces of the Large and enthusiastic and warm crowds that Are greeting us Day after Mere were rows of empty seats in the Balcony of the 3,-000-seat Hall where Mcgovern spoke in Cleveland. Mcgovern said a turn in his direction also is evidenced a in steady and mounting registration records enrolling new voters for november. Mcgovern said there is a Strong american tradition that Hamilton county common pleas court Case which asks that Legal advertising of the repeal Issue be halted. Quot the advertisements required by state Law Are to begin this week. They must run in every county in a newspaper of general circulation for five consecutive weeks before the election. A when we go into court Down there monday a the Secretary of St be said a we will ask that a candidate for the White House must take his record to the country especially if it is a record Quot that desperately needs he said a substitute campaigners and second string voices a cannot permit Nixon to avoid an obligation to personally take his record to the country. It was Mcgovern a fifth Ohio Stop since labor Day in a Campaign designed to concentrate almost All his time in eight major states. New York another of those target states also was on his saturday schedule. The Ohio supreme court be Given Twenty four protests filed against the repeal movement have been resolved but protests Are still pending in 42 of Ohio a 88 counties. The supreme court could move All of those into its own jurisdiction. Rep. Robert e. Netzley r-7 Laura Leader of the repeal movement said he was a a confident the Issue will be on the ballot. Despite last minute Legal activity tax repeal vote seems certain Uganda Tamania w a Uncertain jobless rate in decline Columbus Ohio a Ohio a rate of unemployment fell slightly during August from 4.9 per cent of the civilian labor Force in july to 4.1 per cent the state Bureau of employment services reported saturday. Total employment Rose slightly to 4.340.000 during August. The Bureau said with the gain largely reflecting recalls after Model changeovers by Auto manufacturers. No manufacturing employment in the state slipped .2 per cent during the month to 2,-542.000 in August with some of that attributed to layoffs of nonteaching personnel in schools and colleges. Average weekly earnings of Ohio a factory production workers Rose to a record $185.15 in August with the average workweek gaining slightly from july to 41.7 hours in August. Overall the states August unemployment rate was also Down from the 5.6 per cent registered during August 1971. The average weekly earnings of factory workers was $19 above last year with the average workweek lengthened by 1.5 hours. Of crowds Ohio University classes resume wednesday with close to 19,000 students expected to enrol in Athens. This weekend that meant crowds to the right of you crowds to the left of you crowds All around you As the quiet Days of summer came to an end. Photographer Dan dry saw crowds of people on court Street sidewalks above crowds of cars on court Street itself below and crowds of students in lines at our a Chubb Hall left

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