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Beckley Raleigh Register (Newspaper) - December 5, 1977, Beckley, West Virginia 2e 2 sections since 1880 Beckley oldest institution 16 pages 140 monday december 1977 Berkley West Virginia 25801 15 cents ump members will strike at Midnight United press Washington United mine workers president Arnold Miller said today hit unions members will strike at with no Chance a last minute settlement can Avert a arriving at today negotiating Miller said the situation is not too were not getting any is there any Chance strike could be averted what Are the chances of a walkout there will be Coal operators president Joseph Brennan said Only were just going to be after bargaining sunday Over number of crucial non wage both sides arrived shortly before 10 and were expected to be in joint sessions with chief Federal mediator Wayne Orvitt throughout the miners show up for work by Mark Francis Register reporter most miners in Wyoming and Mercer counties apparently were still on the Job this morn ing in the face of a nationwide Coal strike scheduled to begin at Midnight according to Coal company Only scattered walkouts throughout West Virginia and Ohio were reported by spokesmen for five major Coal companies operating mines in this although no local strike activity was about West Virginia most of them Eastern associated Coal did not report for work according to a West Virginia Coal association a spokesman for Pittston Coal in said workers walked off their jobs Between Midnight and 9 today at eight of the company mines in Virginia and Southern West these included mines in Mingo and Logan but none in the immediate Beckley Leonard communications director for consolidation said the Only workers off their jobs at West Virgina mines were 199 men at an operation in Mcdowell spokesmen for Westmoreland Coal Bethlehem steel and Aramco steel said All workers at mines owned those companies remained on their jobs this both Coal operators and officials of the United mine workers of America Jmwa repeatedly have stated that a strike when the current contract expires at Midnight seems this apparently will be life Case for five Southern West Virginia Coal companies engaged in Independent contract talks with the John president of Chafin Coal one of the firms involved in the said the three negotiators representing the companies held their second meeting with Jmwa representatives Friday in he said no talks were Neld Over the adding that the next bargain ing session is scheduled tomorrow morning in Jack president of Jmwa District 17 in could not be reached this morning for but a spokesman for perrys office said a strike against these companies is certain unless a contract agreement is reached before in a strike related the women committee of the miners right to strike committee announced that its members Are planning protests against reported plans by the Jmwa to Cut off medical and health some miners in Ohio and West Virginia did not wait for the Midnight deadline and began the walkout similar moves were expected the effects of a strike were not expected to be Felt immediately by Consumers because most utilities had built up Large stockpiles of Coal to carry them through for at least the first few both ump president Arnold Miller and Joseph president of the bituminous Coal operators of indicated Horvitz assessment was were Miller responded to reporters As he left the bargaining room at the capital Hilton hotel when asked if any Progress was that compared with comments by Miller earlier in that Day that Progress was being Brennan said interesting discussions had taken and replied when asked if any agreement had been reached on major issues you dont reach agreement on substantive issues until you tie it All Horvitz also said no discussions had been held on a possible Exten Sion of the current three year contract beyond the tuesday unless such an Extension was the miners were set to walk even if agreement were since it will take about two weeks to ratify a contract and miners have a tradition of not working without a ratified the two major issues Are Wildcat in which individual Union locals walk and the financial viability of the unions welfare and pension the Union wants miners to be Able to strike individual mines Over local and the Boa is asking for penalties against Wildcat the welfare and pension funds Are affected because they Are funded by a fee on Coal production which is Cut Back by a wages appeared not to be a main Jmwa members now receive top pay of per or for a 40 hour work ump president Arnold Miller talks to reporters Western firms submit proposals United press International Huntington eight Western Coal firms have already sent contract proposals to United mine workers locals for con and one has been a Huntington newspaper revealed the Herald in copyright quoted one ump official As say ing Eastern operators would be nearer a contract settlement if they had bargained the same Way As owners did out Jim who Heads the umps organizing office in told the newspaper that if the bituminous Coal operators association had been As As interested in a settlement As Western operators we could have been weather Snow and wind by the second major Winter storm is on rain expected this afternoon will change to Snow tonight and continue tomorrow with accumulations of 2 to 4 in Ches possible by Tomor Row according to the National weather the temperature will drop to the 20s tonight and reach the is Strong winds up to 35 Miles an hour will Send the chill Factor tonight Well below Zero and driving conditions will be the news Index Bridge classified 1215 comics creative living 5 deaths 3 Piaf the ring Register 9 sports Beters bomb tale draws attention by Bob Kittle cons wish Langton Bureau Washington remember Peter whose name attracted a lot of attention but few votes during the 1961 Campaign for governor of West Virginia a Huntington native who now lives in suburban again is attracting attention this time with a bizarre peddled on cassette radio talk shows and in about thousands of atomic warheads he believes soviet agents have planted in Rivers and and although he can offer no real evidence that the bombs his charges have spurred the Navy and authorities in at least three including West to conduct sometimes with trained no weapons were equipped with hundreds of navigational maps on which he claims his personal intelligence sources have pinpointed beter believes 49 of the missiles have been buried underwater near locks and dams along the Ohio River in West he also insists bombs Are planted beneath every Bridge spanning the Kanawha River in a few months when he furnished his brother a Huntington at with maps purported to show three bombs planted in East Lynn Lake in Wayne state police Harley Mooney personally took charge further along toward reaching an Varney said one Western local ratified a pact with Gulf oils Pittsburgh Midway mining and other locals were voting on Steve the umps director of contract noted that the eight Western firms have Union employees with a annual output in excess of 8 million the eight dont belong to the 130 member pending ratification by All no details were but the ump said the limited right to strike Issue want part of the Western miners de in need Bailey family fund set up the Steven Bailey family of Wolf pen has some the Bailey family was the subject of an article in last thursdays edition of the Raleigh Register and the article explaining their plight resulted in More than 60 persons calling the newspaper the callers asked what they could do to and the Register has responded by establishing a special Christmas fund to help the family meet medical and housing that fund was launched to Day with a contribution by the tragedy has visited the Bailey family often since their marriage seven years wife Helen and their three and have been without income since Helen has been Given less than three months to live by her who say she has cancer of the Steve suffered a heart attack in october and has been unable to return to last in Steve was confined to Mullens Hospital when he began again to suffer Chest medical Bills have been mounting for Steve and Helens the family has been receiving reminders from informing them their Bills Are Helen is to return to Duke University Hospital in North Carolina in january for Cobalt and Radium Doc tors say the treatments take months and Cost thousands of the Only assistance the family has received from the West Virginia department of welfare has been food which the family had to borrow to members of various Alert teams have Given the family food and the family of the Ive looked into his we didst treat it but we found said Ive concluded there is nothing to similar investigations were launched in recent months in san Francisco and Oak because of Beters and last year succeeded in getting an interview with George chairman of the joint chiefs of after telling Pentagon officials the locations of 14 missiles he believes the soviets buried in territorial Waters off the the East a Navy investigation turned up no which beter says Are 34 in Ches 17 inches in and similar to Hydrogen he believes they can be detonated by soviet Satel Lites and were smuggled into the country through such a bomb would pack a Wallop of sufficient Energy to lift Bridges off their crack dams in blow Gates off waterway locks and paralyse the mobility of the United when that millions of peo ple would water would be con and there would be pestilence and beter said Dur ing a recent interview at a Washington hotel where he agreed to discuss his Al he has repeatedly refused to detail the source of his except to say he has Learned of the bizarre soviet Peter beter plot from the highest intelligence sources in the although he is a 1951 graduate of George Washington University Law school beter has not practice Law since his unsuccessful bid for the Gover he claims to be a millionaire from earnings made while practising Law in the nations capital from 1951 to in he authored conspiracy against the a Book which asserted that the Rockefeller family was smuggling Gold out of fort Knox and transporting to the atomic weapons Story is not the Only bizzare tale told by one he intends to make Public soon will detail How the defense department secretly constructed an atomic missile base on the Helen Bailey with children Melissa including rent on their Mobile continue to a the Bailey family fund drive begins today and will continue until a list of the names of persons donating to the fund will appear in the Raleigh persons or organizations wishing to contribute to the fund should make the Check payable to the Bailey family fund and mail to the Bailey family fund co the Raleigh Register drawer r 25801 if donors prefer their names not be please in the Bailey family will receive a Check once a week from the fund to assist in pay ing medical Bills and living sex Vance plans trip to Middle East Ilii Ted Iress International Washington Secretary of state Cyrus Vance will make a Quick trip to the Middle East the end of this week to try to put the Geneva conference Back on state department officials said they said Vance apparently will Stop in Jordan and Lebanon As Well As Israel and he is expected to push for a convening of the Geneva con Ference Early in the official announcement was scheduled later the Vance visit will be tacked on to the end of his trip to a nato Council meeting in Brussels ending although president Carter has indicated the United states will take a Low profile in the Middle East during Strong peace initiatives by Egypt and he apparently feels Vance can do some Good in pushing for a Geneva con officials said Vances main purpose will be to reassure the other parties to the Geneva conference that Egypt and Israel Are not putting together a separate peace new Winter storm to bring chill Gusty winds which will drive the chill Factor Well below Zero Are expected to accompany the second major Winter storm of the season As it sweeps across West Virginia tonight and according to the local office of the National weather service the which began this is expected to turn to Snow tonight and continue bringing a possible accumulation of two to four according to the temperatures Are expected to drop to the 20s tonight and reach a High tomorrow in the according to the news winds Are expected to gust up to 25 to 35 Miles per causing blowing or swirling Snow and extremely hazardous driving the news the weather service listed the possibility of precipitation As 90 per cent this afternoon and 80 percent for tonight and

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