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Charleston Daily Mail (Newspaper) - December 5, 1977, Charleston, West VirginiaThe weather Windy colder tonight rain changing to Snow lows in Low 20s tuesday Windy Snow flurries Likely highs in upper 30s. Details on Page 14a volume 169. No. 135 without or with Orience to friends or foes sketch your world exactly As it goes Charleston West Virginia monday evening dec 5, 1977 complaints the pc has a kindled 009 in 10 years ii nil the list is growing. Marti Vogel has the Story. Page in. Home ump strike would harm oldest most by David Greenfield and Jeff Kosnett of the Dally mail staff it seems like we re right Back where we started 30 years ago. No medical benefits no retirement benefits no thing. We re going to have to fight to get it All Back. It s just like starting Over Cecil Roberts or. Pulled on his work boots buttoned his army Green shirt and took a Long pull from his cigarette. At the Bathhouse of Bethlehem mines Kayford division in Cabin Creek the Midnight shift had just finished and some of the men on the Day shift were coming in. But already this morning miners in the state were reported off their jobs on the eve of a United mine work ers contract strike Union president Arnold Miller said today was unavoidable. I be seen a lot of people get said Roberts who has been top of the evening bizarre that s the Ward to describe Peter beter s stories about soviet missiles being planted in . Waters Robert Kittle has a Story on All this Page 2b. Comics we Start two new ones today. The Chancellor manuscript is an Page 3b. Walt Disney no puppets for Christmas is on Page 2b. hot business.2b jumble.3b classified.8b of styles. A comics.3b obituaries.7a crossword.3b sports.4b dearabby.12a editorials.8a tv.10a working in tie mines for 46 years. We be been out for 52 Days before Back in feet 50s. Some Here feel this contract strike will be longer. We re ready to fight for what we according to Roberts and a handful of other older miners who turned up Early for the Day shift just hours before the ump strike was to begin the key Issue in the new negotiations should be health and retirement benefits. You take Farl Thompson Down the Road said Roberts whose son is vice president of ump District 17. The Man has worked the mines for Over 50 years. He s retired and what does he have to show for it his Bene fits Are going to be dropped. He Proba Bly does t have enough Money to go the Hospital. It s just not Roberts was referring to the impending termination of some health and retirement benefits during the contract strike period. The older miners he said Are worried that Many of their retired friends will suffer when their Are Cut. Most will be forced to get along with Only medicare and social Security Protection. And Roberts said miners getting ready to retire Don t feel very secure. Who knows if the funds ump health and retirement funds will provide for he said. Unless we get a new contract with Strong benefits we won t have much to look Forward to. It s Tough to say that after 50 years working the mines you la have next to nothing. But that s the Way it could but Boilerman Earl Coleman a Youn Ger Miner said he was ready for what might be a Long Winter. Coleman said he had enough Money set aside to carry him through. I be been ready for this he said. You have to be. I m going to take it easy for awhile. I can hold Coleman said he thought most of the men at Kayford had had the foresight to put away a Little extra Money before the expiration of the present Union con tract. But the miners who were showing up for the Day shift this morning at Kay Ford were grim. With the strike to begin tonight at Midnight Many wished each other a solemn merry not turn Long. 4a, col. 4 last Day miners at Bethlehem mines Kayford division worked their last shift before the beginning of the ump contract strike at Midnight. Rol in Stewart who showed up for the Early morning shift gets set to go Home. Boilerman Earl Coleman Center said he was prepared for the strike but Cecil Roberts sr., right who has worked the mines for 46 years said a Long strike would Cut into Money he Hod saved towards his retirement. Daily mail photos by ear Benton. Smokers nabbed at civic Center mayor satisfied with crackdown by Mary Schnack of the daily mail staff there were a lot of unhappy smokers at sunday night s civic Center concert the promoter was noncommittal and Media people worked under restrictions never before imposed. A sparse crowd of approximately 300 was there far below the or expected to hear Charlie Daniels and his band. According to municipal court figures and the juvenile Bureau 35 persons were arrested for violating the smoking code which carries up to a Fine. There were 10 arrests for Possession of marijuana which is a Fine. There were also 15 arrests for Public intoxication and one arrest for disorderly con duct. Only 13 of the 56 adults arrested were from the Kanawha Valley. Phil Lashinsky of Enstam the organization which booked sunday night s concert had a lawyer present. The pol ice department dispatched approximately 25 policemen to the concert in addition to the 19 for whom the promo Ter pays. There was no search and seizure at the door for alcohol or breakables which is usually conducted by the pol ice. After the daily mail reported that police working a second Job said they had no Choice but to let marijuana smoking go unchecked at the nov. 26 concert mayor Hutchinson issued an order saying smoking would be stopped at Rock concerts or there would be no More concerts. Today the mayor said he was Satis fied. The police did their Job and did it very ticket sales bottomed out last tuesday a Security worker said after the mayor issued his order. Lashinsky would not allow local television Sta Lions to bring in their cameras and while the second group was on stage he put a halt to All other photographers entering the concert. If they did not give up their camera equipment they were not allowed in the door. Monty Preiser attorney for Enstam was present at the concert with an investigator who carried a camera. Preiser said he could not comment about Why he was at the concert or if he had been to previous concerts. Announcements were made regularly that no smoking was allowed. The crowd was booing the announcements so loudly at the end of the evening that the announcer could not be heard. The City s loosing a a lot of Money Over one person yelled after an announcement. When Are they going to there s More policemen Here than one person said. Someone else added i m not coming whenever a cigarette was visible in the crowd the police went after the smoker. One time they arrested a Man As he extinguished his cigarette on the floor the police usually went into the in pairs or in groups of three or four. The Only smoke visible was an occasional puff from the Middle of the crowd. Hey Man come up front we re get tin g away with one Man said to his friends at the first intermission. But during the intermission at least five a. Rests were made from the Middle of turn to pm. 4a, col. 3 to a Victory for pot Charley West a lulls Messiah Maestro Harold w. Ewing a special Salute for Harold swing s years of duration to enriching Community life by his annual direction of Handel s Charley West today offers his special Salute. For the Charleston area the Christmas season would t be Christmas without this inspiring presentation. Yesterday s was the 38th under the Morris Harvey professor s direction. A review and an additional picture on on Page 8a. By Alan Sverdlik of the daily mail staff t for Harold w. Ewing the tattered score of Handel s lies on his desk is in the realm of the sacred. That score k the bespectacled Grey haired Iowa native said quietly has been the source of my life s on sunday. Ewing directed the Morris Harvey philharmonic choir in the annual Christmas presentation of since he came to Charleston in 1939 to be the head of Morris Harvey s music department Ewing has led the production every year except two. And he admits it s not Christmas until i be heard the Messiah " George. Frederick Handel s Orato Rio was first performed under Ewing s direction at the shrine mosque. Ewing recalled that in 1947, interest in the production was so great it had to be presented twice at the Baptist Temple auditorium in the afternoon and at Jackson High school at night. At the first performance the chorus numbered 65. The chorus consisted of 155 voices and was accompanied by a 26-piece orchestra the first Stop in Ewing s circuitous route to Morris. Harvey was Parsons College in Iowa. I received an undergraduate degree there and then went on to the University of Michigan where i studied he recalled. One Day in the summer of 1939, Ewing then a found a letter Fin his desk offering the position at Morris Harvey. He accepted. I Felt that i would really be on the ground floor As the head of the said Ewing. I also wanted to develop with the in the fall he left Michigan for Charleston. Turn to pm

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