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Beckley Post Herald Raleigh Register (Newspaper) - April 21, 1974, Beckley, West Virginia A Beci Oey Post Herd 31 5 sections combined sunday edition vol. 94-no. 257 88 pages Beckley West Virginia 25801 sunday morning april 21, 1974 single copy 25c Golan fighting subsides by United press International israeli defense minister Moslie Dayan said saturday his country is Worling toward a political settlement on the syrian front but is prepared for War if Damascus continues its attempt to capture territory on the Golan Heights. His statement came As fighting Between israeli and syrian forces on the Golan front subsided to intermittent artillery exchanges after 39 Days of escalating tank artillery and air Force exchanges. It also followed reports from Cairo that Secretary of Stata Henry a Kissinger will visit the Middle East next week on his fifth try Lor peace since last october s fighting. In Cairo egyptian president Anwar Sadat said president Nixon and Kissinger have made peace in the Middle East possible for the first time since 1948. Sadat spoke after receiving the credential of . Ambassador Herman Eilts in a ceremony held at the Cairo presidential Palace. The Wisdom of president Nixon and the continuous Effort by or. Kissinger have made peace a possible thing in this area for the first time in 26 he expressed Hope that these efforts will continue to the end of the egyptian government officials said Kissinger will visit Egypt next thursday at the Start of his fifth Middle East tour since last october s Arab israeli War. They said Kissinger would spend one Day in Cairo for tasks with pres Denb Antiwar Sadat before going to Syria and Israel in an Effort to promote a military dis3ngagement agreement Between them. The israeli military command said israeli and syrian artillery Crews fuelled on the mount Hermon front intermittently Durins the Day with one israeli Soldier wounded in shelling in the Southern sector of the Golan Heights. Constables up s told to pay debts Agency burgeoning an israeli army string quartet performs music by Mozart for an israeli artillery Crew during a Lull in the Battle with syrians in the Golan Heights. Up photo Federal state Liaison not accountable to solons by Deborah Baker Register reporter a number of present or former Raleigh county justices of the peace and constables have until May 10 to pay Back Money owed to the county according to prosecuting attorney Tom Canterbury. Canterbury said letters went out from his office Friday to nine up s and constables cited As owing Money to the county in a recently completed audit of the Calendar year 1972. The prosecutor said the nine should pay the Money to the sheriff s department or have a Good excuse by the May editors note Huntington Herald dispatch investigative reporter Tom Miller has surveyed the operation in the governor s office known As Federal state Here Are his Fhi dings. Huntington . A almost unnoticed in the 1973-74 West Virginia budget is a single line where $1,250,000 is appropriated to Federal state coordination in the governor s office. This entry does not convey the magnitude of a burgeoning state Agency that dispensed nearly $11 million last year most in Federal funds. The Agency had a payroll of 264 people for the last six months of 1973-More than twice the number employed in these same responsibilities four years ago. The Cost of salaries and fringe benefits alone i3 double the state s contribution state Money for the less information in the by document for this Agency for any other in state gov i ment. Unlike other spending units that must submit detailed schedules of employees salary figures and anticipated operating costs As part of its budget presentation the office of fed dial state relations is under invest gators charge irs blocked Rebozo probe by Seymour m. Hersh to the committee. A copy of native of Hughes last june. C n. Y. Times news service Lenzner s report was made available to the new York Washington Vest gators for watergate committee have accused the internal Revenue service of obstructing the panel s inquiry into a $100,000 presidential Campaign donation from Howard r. Hughes. In a nine Page report sent to committee members last monday the panel s assistant chief counsel Terry f. Lenzner also charged that the . Has in effect defied a Senate Resolution by refusing to provide tax returns and other needed data in the Senate times saturday. In it Lenzner suggested hat the . Had repeatedly bowed to the wishes of the White House in its investigation of the $100,000 contribution. The Money was Given to Charles g. Rebozo one of president Nixon s closest friends in two Cash instalments of $50,000 in 1969 and 1970. Rebozo and the president have said that the Money in $100 Bills remained in a safety Deposit Box until it was returned to a represent Parkersburg shovel celebrates Bicentennial by Leonard Sloane c n. Y. Times news service Parkersburg w. the Odds for an american corporation to remain in continuous operation for 200 years the 0. Ames company has beaten them. As it celebrates its own Bicentennial in 1974, two years before the Bicentennial of the United states Ames has grown from a Small producer of shovels and Spades in new England to a nationally distributed Brand name hardware manufacturer based Here. Control of Ames has passed from the founder a colonist and descendant of the father of the Puritan work ethic in England to an american multimillionaire of Irish descent Liose avocation is boosting tourism to Ireland. We re in an unsophisticated product area not High enough in Price for customers to give much time to and with an infrequent Purchase pattern Siirid James g. Campy Ell Ames s president in his office next to the world s in rest shovel factory that turns out 50,000 pieces a Day. But we nuke a profit the Domain of the governor s office and needs Only to submit a Lump sum request. Last year gov. Arch a. Moore or. Asked for $1.9 million but got $1,25. Million a Sarne As 1972. A this year he again asked for $1.9 million earnings from the Sale of the company s hand Garden agricultural and Industrial tools were about $2.3 million on sales of around $45 million in the year ended last Jan. 31. Ames accounted for 19 per cent of the sales and 25 per cent of tiie operating income of its Parent corporation the Mcdoil Ough company. The stockholder of Mcdonough is Bernard p. Mcdonough a crusty 70-year-old industrialist who put together such disparate elements As Ames the Endicott Johnson shoe Complex and the Houston Shell and Concrete company into the Quarter of a billion Dollar mini conglomerate that bears his name. In True Horatio Alger tradition Mcdonough a Parkersburg resident who worked briefly for Ames when he was 16 years old in the forge room for about 15 cents an hour bought two thirds of its Stock in 1955 for More than $2 million. I remember that after i bought Ames i had Lun a the Man who sold it to me Mcdonough noted. I had borrow Money for the Deal a pm he was paid in Cash but i a number of closely involved sources in Telephone interviews depicted the Senate investigators As being convinced that the . Participated As one official put it in a whole other cover up of tremendous the . Has a lot of exposure in this the source added. It s potentially a in an interview with the Miami Herald last fall Rebozo was quoted As saying the . Had cleared him of wrongdoing after a 12-week investigation that ended in the summer of 1973. The Senate committee s six month inquiry into the $100,000 became More heated last month after the panel heard testimony by Herbert w. Kalmbach president Nixon s former personal attorney. Well placed sources said Kalmbach had testified that Rebozo had told him last april 30 that he had used the $100,000 in Cash to make payments or Loans to the president s two Brothers Edward c. Nixon and f. Donald Nixon and to his personal Secretary Ilose Mary Woods among at the time of his meeting with Kalmbach Rebozo already had been informed that he was under . Investigation in connection with the contribution whose existence was discovered by . Agents in free Rebizzo probe Page 2 it Crit rib of tie Govier i in s office. The idea of a Federal state relations staff in the governor s office originated with gov. Huitt Smith but Oppre refined it soon a after his. Inauguration by creating a Sej pirate depart ment. Now expanded to 18 separate divisions  the Agency has spread to a Large area of the West Wing of the state Capitol and also occupies rental offices near the Capitol. Its function is to act As Liaison Between Losili governments and the Maze of Federal funding programs. It annually dispenses millions of Federal dollars to City governments county governments school boards and other non profit agencies. Together with the separate employee roster for the governor s office and executive mansion staff Moore has 295 persons on the payroll for the second half of 1973, according to a report Given to the 1974 legislature by the governor s office. This includes 264 employees in Federal state relations and 31 Date. The audit of the accounts and records of up s and constables was conducted by state auditor James k. Jordon and certified May 14 by state tax commissioner Richard l. Dailey. Findings by the auditor indicate that Justice Joe Rodriguez owes the county $2,134.50 for 1972, former Justice Clyde Rorrer owes $860, for that year and former Justice Quinton Scarbro owes $126. Other up s in office in 1972 were reported paid up on any Money owed to the county for that year. Rodriguez is also listed in the report As owing $1,654.95 for 1968, $1,970.20 for 1970, and $2,066.60 for 1971, All remaining unpaid As of february 18 of this year. The report lists the following other findings from past years unpaid As of february 18 $43.50 against former Justice Harry Joe Jarrell for 1968 $10 against former Justice Charles s. The governor s staff paid Mcgraw for 1968 $5.50 against from separate accounts. Tot. T it salary costs including fringe Hamilton for 1970 $25.50 benefits exceeded $2 million a to Ernst for these 295 people and the Chafer for 1970 $57.50 Gamst various divisions of Federal  state relay on spent nearly $1 1970 acid j.0saga_mst former million More for consultants Constable Paul j. Showalter for land professional u1969, Moore had 126 people i he a office of the sheriff s f department said saturday Liaison office Page 2 however that his records show that Hamilton paid the $5.50 owed to the county in february 1972. According to the audit report the findings against Scarbro resulted from simple clerical during the period covered by the audit Clyde Rorrer did not Issue an official receipt for any tines and costs collected he did not enter on his docket any cases that he handled and did not turn Over to the sheriff any moneys collected according to the report. Such action by Justice Rorrer indicates absolute disregard of the provisions of code 50-16-1, 50-17-13, and 50-17-15," the report says. The code sections cited require that up s keep a docket that they Issue receipts for fines and costs paid one to the person paying the Money one to the county clerk s office and one for the up s record Sand that they turn Over monthly to the county sheriff All monies collected along with a list of persons fined the amount collected from each person in fines and costs and the number of trustees offer Morris Harvey As outright gift on the receipt issued for each payment. Justices then Bill the county for the portion of the Money to which they re entitled. The finding against Rorrer was determined from records such As arrest tickets and jail records the report said. The records and accounts of Justice Joe Rodriguez reflect numerous clerical errors and oversights in the handling of criminal cases the report continues. Although Justice Rodriguez handles a Large volume of cases the handling of such cases in general indicates negligence on the part of Justice the monetary finding against Rodriguez consists of Money collected during the period of audit which was not paid to the sheriff by reason of the cited clerical errors and oversights according to the record. Rodriguez has already worked out a payment plan whereby he pays the county s.300 monthly. The plan was set see Page 2 Atlanta up Secre delegates that the United states tary of state Henry Kissinger told the organization of american states saturday the world has seen enough of pressure groups and called for a new hemispheric policy the policy of the Good citing Progress toward better understanding Between the United states and latin Ameri Ca Kissinger said our special relationship can survive Only if we transform it to meet the new conditions of our time and the new aspirations of our in the 1930s the United states policy of the Good neighbor he said. In 1974. We of the Amer Cas jointly proclaim our cooperative actions the policy of the Good partner. Kissinger assured the Oas had no desire to form an exclusive bloc in the Western hemisphere. He said that the widening dialogue in the future would reflect changing world conditions wherein All nations would Convene As following his address before the morning session of the Oas Kissinger hosted a luncheon for foreign minister and held private talks with some of them during the afternoon. Kissinger had been scheduled to return to Washington sunday but there was speculation he May go Back earlier in View of the worsening Mideast situation. In his Oas talk Kissinger made no reference to Cuba which is under Oas suspension because of the Castro govern 253-" 244 l ring Egister Ihn ii i. Ili Sinf o Riuard our i it u know and he enl Iii 1. M lies Uii ii Kcal slur Al 253-2441 .11 Liy Blini Aiulu Lii in ill Loli .i.m, or Gnu the of Gusti r Jim t 1 tin m know us gallon that net

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