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Charleston Gazette (Newspaper) - December 5, 1977, Charleston, West Virginia The Charleston Gazette the state newspaper Charleston West Virginia monday morning december 5, 1977 28 pages 2 sections 15 cents Valley edition most for cigarettes concert crackdown yields 46 arrests by Bob Minnocci staff writer for 28 n. Wilson or. Has been planting Christmas Trees More than of them. Wilson. 73. A former offi Cial in the state treasurer s office plants and Sells Fraser furs at the Wilson tree and tie vote on Legal opinion get tote photo by Lawrence Pierce land co., a farm in the Charles ton area. His High Grade Trees sell for a foot he says and take about 11 years to grow to a height of six feet. Charleston police arrested 46 persons most for smoking cigarettes Sun Day night at the civic Center during a Charlie Daniels concert in the City s first major enforcement of an Ordi Nance prohibiting smoking in the civic Center Arena. Police said nine persons were charged with Possession of marijuana or hashish. Five others were charged with Public intoxication. Most of the persons arrested were from out of town Parkersburg Ken Tucky Ohio and some police said were unaware of the ordinance. No smoking rules were posted How Ever. City officials decided to crack Down on smoking in the civic Center after an article appeared in the Charleston daily mail last week saying a majority of persons attending a concert at the Facil Ity recently were smoking and that Many of them were smoking Mari Juana. Police arrested the Man working the sound control for the concert for smok ing a cigarette. I be been smoking Here since 5 he said. No one said anything to he posted Bond and went Back to work. Police appeared prepared to make arrests for smoking violation with 42 uniformed offers and several plainclothes narcotics agents circulating through the crowd. At previous concerts Only 18 officers were on hand. A Paddy Wagon was parked in front of the civic Center before the concert started. Only minutes after the concert be Gan police began escorting smokers out of the Center into the Wagon. Here s some an officer said As he escorted two Young people into the Wagon. As Long As they keep smok ing Well keep bringing them said another officer. There s a time for listening to music a time for having sex a time for smoking pot i Don t see Why they have to be clarification bid on stadium fails by Herb Little the associated i Ress an attempt to seek a Legal opinion on whether the legislature can re open the West Virginia University stadium Issue failed on a tie vote in the joint committee on government and finance sunday night. House minority Leader James Teets a Preston who said he had been in undated with a lot of questions about the stadium site asked the committee to request an opinion from the attorney general on whether the legislature can take further action or whether it is out of our Teets said he wanted a determination of whether now that Bonds have been sold to finance the million project and a site has been selected the legislature is foreclosed from Amend ing the Bill it passed last april. Sen. William r. Sharpe jr., a Lewis made a non debatable motion to table Teets motion but Sharpe s motion failed without a Roll Call. In the very Brief discussion that Fol Lowed before a vote on Teets motion itself Del. Joseph p. Albright a Wood said he opposed asking the executive Branch what the legislature can do. That s a question for the Teets motion then was Defeated without a Roll Call on a 6-6 show of hands vote. In a higher education subcommittee meeting earlier sunday sen. William a. Morelandd Monon Galia tried unsuccessfully to enlist support for Reo pening the Issue. Moreland made no motion but said he wanted the legislature to re examine the project or possibly obtain an attorney general s opinion on whether the legislation can be modified to let Bond Sale proceeds be spent to remodel existing Mountaineer Field. In that meeting Sharpe said that while opposition has been expressed in Morgantown to the stadium site selected by the regents on the Wavu Golf course on the suburban Evansdale Campus he said he believed the project had been Well received statewide. See related stories Page 104 sen. Is Galperin a Kanawha said he was not Happy with the decision to build a new stadium. But he added that he Felt gov. Rockefeller had a lot to do with selection of the Golf course site and the Fate of the project should be left in the governor s hands. Mandatory construction of a new stadium at a different site from Mountaineer Field was a part of a package of six capital improvement projects at five higher education institutions provided for in the same Bill passed in april. In september the regents sold Mil lion in Revenue Bonds to finance the projects and the regents subsequently announced selection of the Golf course site. The next to largest project is the new Marshall University Arena in Hunting ton for which million of the Bond proceeds is earmarked. Please turn to Page 4a, col. 1 family needs help paying Bill for fuel by Bob Minnocci staff writer management change seen for Daniel Boone a new corporation will be formed today to operate the troubled Daniel. Boone hotel. Jim Waybright executive president of Waybright enterprises and Way Bright cafeteria said the Way rights will assume management of the hotel today and that a new corporation executive caterers inc., a part of the Way Bright organization will run the hotel. William and Tom Ellis who had been operating the hotel Are reportedly bowing out of the hotel s operation. The hotel is owned by Charleston businessman Fred Haddad who bought it earlier in the year at a Bank auction. William and Tom Ellis had borrowed Large sums of Money to remodel the hotel. After they were unable to repay the Loans Haddad bought the hotel mortgage and arranged for a private firm to manage the Daniel Boone. The management firm quit and left town without giving a reason and the Ellis family which is related to the Haddad family again assumed operation of the facility. Waybright said an inventory of the hotel was completed sunday and that his firm will begin running the hotel today. I look on this As a Challenge. We Are going to put life into the Waybright said Haddad is planning a news conference to explain the latest developments. V. Last year s severe Winter caused the d. Family s fuel Bill to be much higher than in previous years. By the end of March the family owed a heating Bill. Or. D. Works As a Security guard for a local firm. He is a proud Man and instead of asking for help to pay the Bill he allowed the Gas service to be shut off. Afterwards the family made payments on the Bill. They finally got the Bill Down to when the salvation army finished paying it. Or. D. Asked the salvation army to pay the Bill. It is his intention now to pay Back the salvation army for the assistance. He his wife and their six children live in Charleston. Mrs. D. Has phlebitis and is consequently unable to work. Some of their children baby sit the 17 year old works at a fast food Chain. When or. D. Came to the salvation army to Harless social services director signed him up for Christmas assist Ance. The family will receive food and the children will get toys. The assistance made available to the d. Family comes from contributions mailed to the salvation army 301 ten Nessee ave., Charleston 25302, or from correction omitted from the nov. 26 marriage of Suzanne Nickell and James Hodges was the Best Man Jack Hodges father of bridegroom and Ushers Charles Scarbro and Paul Lavender. Donations made to one of the Many Booths the salvation army has set up in the Valley. The College alumnae club and american legion auxiliary unit 57 will be working in downtown Booths from 10 . To 5 . Vow Post 8129 will work in a Booth from 5 to 9 . Salvation army Christmas drive the concert began at 8 . By the audience seemed aware that police were watching out for smok ing violators. Many persons stepped out of the Arena and into the Concession area to smoke. To but attendance was lower. In Tam. Inc. The firm that promoted the concert refused to answer any questions regarding crowd size. Several pol ice however estimated the crowd at 2.000 to also performing were the bands Edgar Winter and wet Willy. Police had expected a crowd of 6.000 please turn to Page 4a, col. 3 now off Job strike looms talks continue Washington a Industry and Union negotiators bargained for several hours sunday on a new Coal contract but apparently failed to reach agree ment on any major Issue. A nationwide strike by the 130. 000-member United mine workers Union seemed a foregone conclusion beginning Midnight today. Some 2.200 miners in Ohio and West Virginia were reportedly already off their jobs sunday in anticipation of the walkout. Union president Arnold Miller who earlier in the Day reported Progress was being made said As he left the negotiating room. If we d reached any agree ment today. I would Tell Miller s Union mines about half the nation s Coal. Its last strike in 1974. Lasted 42 Days. Chief Federal mediator Wayne l. Horvitz said we be got some hard problems. We re working on them. That s the nature of this he said there had been no talk about a possible contract Extension an option Miller has said he would consider Only if there is substantial Progress on major issues. Joseph p. Brennan chief negotiator for the bituminous Coal operators association said As he left the meeting. We had some interesting asked whether there had been any agreement he said. You Don t reach any agreement on substantive issues until you tie it All talks were to resume this morning. On saturday. Horvitz said the Bargai ners began talking about the trouble some including Union demands for a limited right to strike at individual mines Over local issues and a demand for refinancing the nearly bankrupt health and pension funds. The companies Are seeking Grea Ter stability at the mines and an end to Wildcat walkouts that have plagued the Industry recently. Health benefits to an estimated 820. 000 miners retired miners and dependents will be Cut off tuesday in the event of a strike. The funds Are financed by Industry payments made on the basis of Coal mined and hours worked. A strike could be expected to last 10 Days at least since rank and file ratification takes at least that Long. Please turn to Page 4a, col. 3 Good morning the Good news is that the rain won t last. The bad news is that it s turning to Snow. Details on Page 3a. World Tripoli. Libya a an Arab Summit conference opposed to egyptian peace moves toward Israel ended Early today with Iraq walking out in anger. Details on Page 3a. Nation Washington a Strong opposition from religious groups halted passage this year of a Bill that would require charities to Tell you How much of the Money you contribute actually goes for Charit Able work. Details on Page 2a. Washington api rep. Paul Tsongas d-mass., and rep. Don Bonker. A Wash. Friday will begin a 12-Day fact finding tour of Ethiopia Somalia and Sudan. Tsongas announced sunday. De tails on Page a. Washington a con Gress is still stalled on Energy and abortion payments but Hopes to act this week on legislation to cancel the by bomber and to provide Christmas shopping paychecks for Federal workers. Details on Page 6b. Fanny seller on state government. Page 6a. . Anderson on Widmeyer Canfield. Page 7a. Celebrities Aid comatose Beckley woman. Page in. Tva signs pact to buy state Coal. Page in. Basketball round up. Page 2b. Amusement.6b bridge.5b comics.5b crossword.5b editorials.6a horoscope.5b obituaries.7b sports.2b-4b television.6b want ads.7b-11b women.14a-16a opinion Page today s editorials Deal with a variety of subjects from clean air regulations to vote fraud prosecutions and from television commercials to reasoning. Also on the Page Fanny seller unloads some facts on goings on in the statehouse and there s More. Turn to Page 6a

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