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Danville Register (Newspaper) - September 02, 1973, Danville, VirginiaWeather hot today the Danville Register founded february 1847 no 30202 a leased wires one Hundred and Twenty six years of Public service Home this delivery edition daily sunday so week Danville sunday morning september 2 1973 a new features Price Twenty cents outside the hotel badly damaged three cars and blew a Twofoot Hole in the pavement some two thousand people were evacuated from hotels in the area following a warning about the bomb phoned to the British press association a wire photo bomb blasts London hotel workmen move in to Clear away the debris from outside the Cumberland hotel following the biggest explosion in the current wave of bombing incidents in Britain capital the bomb which was planted in a pile of rubbish glowing optimism fading voluntary overtime Issue Clouds Auto negotiations Detroit a the negotiating Pace is faster but the glowing optimism there wont be an Auto strike this year is dimming the reason the complicated Issue of voluntary overtime i was optimistic now in within half mile Cham cambodian insurgents overrun two positions Down to hopeful United Auto workers president Leonard Woodcock said As negotiations with Chrysler corp moved to within two weeks of the unions strike deadline the Union chief said the next stage in his personal feelings phenom penh Cambodia a cambodian insurgents attacking in Force overran two government positions saturday and drove to within half a mile of Kompton Cham Cambodia third largest City Brig Gen John r d Cle land the top american military Man in Cambodia flew to the provincial capital 47 Miles Northeast of phenom penh with maj Gen Sostene Fernandez commander in chief of the cambodian army As they were Landing in their helicopter a barrage of 105mm howitzer shells fired by the communist led insurgents from captured american guns fell in the City about 500 Yards from them Cleland and Fernandez were uninjured but seven civilians were reported wounded Cleland is listed by the us embassy As the chief of the us military equipment delivery team Congress has prohibited official us military advisers in Cambodia Field reports said the insurgent Force near Kampong Cham estimated to number As Many As 5000 troops has Cap tured up to half a dozen us 105mm howitzers in its push eastward across Highway 7 to Ward Kampong Cham in the last three weeks Kampong Cham and its air port were reported to be in government control saturday but the Airport was closed because of rebel guns Cleland and Fernandez landed with their Heli copter inside the City Field reports said a govern ment position a half mile South West of Kampong Cham was overrun after nigh Long insurgent assaults the government troops re treated carrying 59 wounded with them and leaving others behind Field reports said ten government troops were reported killed a second government position was reported overrun one mile from Kampong Cham on the East Bara of the Mekong River Kampong Cham lies on East West Highway 7 on the Western Bank of the Mekong Field reports said the govern ment forces ran out of ammunition and swam to the Western Side of the River the chief cambodian military spokesman col am Rong charged that four North Viet namese and Viet Cong divisions remain in Cambodia he said the North vietnamese and their families have settled in South Sec Indochina Page 8a traffic deaths show increase Chicago traffic deaths during the first six months of 1973 were the highest on record the National safety Council said saturday the Council said 26500 per sons lost their lives on the nations roads a two per cent in crease Over the january through june period in 1972 in addition the Council said about 950000 persons suffered disabling injuries and traffic accidents Cost an estimated billion about the negotiations will find him belligerent if that happens nearly 127 000 Chrysler workers could be on strike at pm sept 14 the biggest obstacle to our Forward Progress at the moment is the Union demand that overtime be made voluntary Woodcock said theres no alternative to a strike if that de Mand is not satisfied a voluntary overtime provi Sion in its new Auto Industry contracts would mean taking away from management one of its cherished rights Chrysler says it would rather take a strike than give in on the Over time question a voluntary overtime provi Sion would give each employee the right to decide whether he or she will work beyond the regular 40hour week the current Law contract with the Auto makers gives management the exclusive right to manage its plants and offices and direct its affairs and working forces except As limited by terms of this agree ment that includes the right to As sign overtime key Law demands also in clude a substantial but still unspecified wage increase retire ment at any age on full pension for All workers with 30 years in the plants a monthly in crease in the pension package to plus improved health and safety conditions Chrysler bar gainers said their last count showed nearly 400 separate Law demands re main unsettled but the Union is hot on the voluntary overtime Issue As it stands now the big three Auto makers assign frequent Over time to whole plants or sections within plants sometimes it involves a sixth Day of work and occasionally a seventh in some plants workers gel extra hours tacked on to their regular eight hour Day if a worker fails to report for assigned overtime it is consid ered the same As failure to re port for a regular work Day see talks Page 2a social Security benefits increase More rapidly than living costs Washington a so Cial Security benefits have in creased much More rapidly then the Cost of living since 1050 government experts Fig ure they estimate that the level of payments went up 125 per cent in that period while the consumer Price Index advanced 75 per cent the year 1050 was chosen for the calculation since it Vas not 1 Good morning until then that significant pay consumer Price Index to Long a cols were made As that exceeds 3 per cent Section amusement a ii Chin fled Al l Crone won 1 we c editorials a Loc ill ii North to Mann Nown 1011 1011 ii i la 15 Iii the first social Security checks went out in 1940 but the payments were Small and con Gress did nothing to raise them until 1950 however since then the legislators have voted periodic boosts in the payments these culminated in three rounds of increases effective in 1970 1971 and 1972 which had the cumulative effect of raising benefits More than 50 per cent it was this latest spurt the experts say which took the level of payments Well above the Pace of inflation in recent years last year Congress revised the system to provide for i lie first time for automatic Cosloff living unrich the provision benefits will to increased end your by the amount of he jump in i he however the 1972 Law specified that i his was not to Lake effect until january 1975 recently Congress decided beneficiaries should not have to wait that Long for a cps Tolliv ing Rise and voted a 59 per cent increase effective in june 1974 Nineteen americans among victims of hotel Blaze at least 35 perish in fire Copenhagen Denmark a Nineteen americans and 16 other foreign tourists were reported killed saturday in an Early morning fire that turned the upper stories of a Plush downtown hotel into an inferno More than 12 hours after the fire was extinguished rescuers were still digging for bodies in the burned out Shell of what used to be the Haynia a 74 year old popular family hotel and tourist landmark close to town Hall Square it was the worst hotel fire in Denmark history the names of those killed were not immediately released police said that besides the americans the dead included four austrians two japanese two brazilians two italians and one victim each from Belgium Holland Canada Mexico ire land and Singapore at least 49 persons or of them americans were reported to have survived some of the 83 guests registered at the hotel remained unaccounted for in the con fusion survivors left town or checked into other hotels after they were evacuated from the burning Haynia or discharged from hospitals of those killed Many died in their Beds overcome by smoke others fell to their deaths from window ledges and roofs and still others were buried under tons of debris As staircase and ceilings collapsed some died in hospitals men women and children were screaming from windows balconies roofs and ledges when the first fire engines reached the scene nearly All survivors were rescued by lad Der one woman was plucked from a Chimney she had climbed it was horrifying every where women and children screamed for help said Alan t Brown of fort Lauderdale Fla one of a dozen americans who arrived Here Friday on the final leg of a scandinavian cruise booked into the Haynia see fire Page 2a two trapped in midget sub rescued after 76 hours Cork Ireland a rescuers won a race against the clock saturday and hauled to safety two men trapped 76 hours in a midget submarine running out of air 1375 feet be Low the Stormy surface of the Atlantic once on land the freed men wigged Champagne and made their experience sound like a picnic it was very pleasant and very comfortable Down there said Roger Mallinson a father of three i feel great Roger Chap Man added grinning a British Canadian and american Rescue team had re ported from the scene that the pair had Only 45 minutes of air left when they were pulled to the surface but later Mallinson said he and Chapman had about a Days Supply left when they were rescued Chapman said the worst part of their three Day ordeal was being swung Back and Forth while being hauled up that was very rough he told newsmen we were going from 15 degrees backwards be Hind vertical to facing 20 de Grees forwards the two men disclosed that on wednesday when their ship first became stuck in the Ocean bed mud they received a radio message from Queen Elizabeth ii giving us her Best wishes and saying her thoughts were with us Mallinson 35 and Chapman 28 climbed out of their 20foot min sub Pisces Iii with no assistance both men look As if they Are fit enough to play football and they Send their Jove to their wives a message from the Mother ship Vickers voyager said Chapmans wife of a year june said if anything it has Given me even More Confidence about my husband going Down under the water Mallinson wife Pamela a Mother of three said i have had Only three hours sleep in the last three night she said she expected her husband would return to submarine work he lives for his work and if Hes Happy in Happy too she said no Ordinary drinking Fountain an unidentified girl redirects Stream from an Abington Square Spray Fountain in new York when temperatures reached 98 degrees a wire photo Rescue workers from Vickers oceanic the company that made the min sub joined experts from the British and us navies in the successful operation also aided by the us and Canadian air forces sir Leonard Redshaw chairman of Vickers said he believed it was the deepest underwater Rescue carried out successfully the sub which had been Lay ing a transatlantic Cable was being hauled to the surface wednesday after nine hours be Low a hawser Tore off one of her hatches As the vessel was at the 170foot level a compartment flooded and she Sank to the Bottom sticking in the slime of the Ocean bed a frantic search followed disrupted by Stormy seas poor visibility on the Ocean floor and the 70 degree Angle of the crippled sub on Friday the subs sister ships the Pisces ii and the Pis Ces v look 11 hours to find the disabled Craft and they took still More time to tie a Light rope to it so they could find it again on saturday the Rescue subs succeeded in attaching a heavy line with an umbrella shaped grappling Hook to the Pisces ills Hatch and an unmanned us underwater Cratt managed to attach a third line to the stricken sub the lines ran to the John Ca Bot a surface ship that win Ched the 1 Pisces Iii to see Rescue Page 2a go separate wars for labor oar weekend after lengthy session xon and Agnew discuss investigation Washington a pres ident Nixon and vice president Spiro t Agnew met at length saturday to discuss the Crimi Nal investigation involving a new and then went their Sepa rate ways for the labor Day weekend the two hour meeting at the White House was a thorough discussion of the Federal in Quiry in which Agnew faces possible indictment Deputy White House press Secretary Gerald l Warren said it also embraced the coming session of Congress legislative priorities and other subjects he said Nixon flew to his Camp David my Retreat for the holi Day while Agnew planned to spend the weekend with friends at Ocean City my the White House meeting had Given Rise to renewed Specula lion that developments in the criminal probe had reached a Point where agnews Resigna Tion might be requested or offered Warren and a spokesman for the vice president denied this in Advance and both said Satur Day that the subject of agnews resignation did not come up moreover they said there was no discussion of agnews Legal strategy nor of any constitutional questions such Asle Gal Steps that might be taken against a vice president or his use of executive privilege Warren said in reply to questions from newsmen that Nix on Confidence in Agnew As expressed in his news Confer ence at san Clemente two weeks ago remained unchanged following saturdays meeting stifling heat keeps grip on East coast b see Hon kits Page 8a by the associated press melting ice Cream crowded beaches and kids splashing around in the Spray from open fire hydrants no matter where you went that was inc scene along the East coast As a sweltering heat wave continued without setup saturday temperatures Rose into the 90s on tuesday and Haven come Down since the National weather service said hot muggy weather extended All along the Eastern Seaboard and reported Little Prospect of Relief before thursday there was Little humor and a lot of inconvenience the prob lems seemed funnier somehow if you could read about them in the Comfort of an air conditioned living room or watch them on a television set that escaped sporadic Power Black outs in new York City More than 500 tenants of a Queens apart ment House faced a fourth Day without electricity or water the electricity went out tues Day when a feeder Cable burned out and the water trickled to a Stop soon after Ward because the water pump works on electricity life Here is just Unbeha Marion Sweeney a 65yearold resident of the building who was filling a pail of water from an open fire hydrant we dont live under sanitary conditions anymore consolidated Edison said its Crews were trying to restore Power but had certain priorities the apartment building fell into the category of secon Dary damage there were heat strikes in some places students at the Washington no High school Agnew had requested the meeting with Nixon to bring the president up to Date on the investigation it involves alleged kickbacks to government officials by contractors in Maryland where Agnew served As governor before he became vice president the vice president has been advised by the us attorney in Baltimore George Beall or that he is under investigation for possible bribery extortion conspiracy and tax fraud a new has denied any wrongdoing spokesmen repeatedly stressed the informal nature of saturdays meeting apparently seeking to with doubts about the vice presi dents suggestion that talks Between the two men about the criminal probe could be heated their Only previous facets face discussion on aug 12 was described in one report As acrimonious which the White House later denied j Marsh Thomson agnews press spokesman said the meeting was a relaxed Dis Cussion and they took their time it was just the thing to do on a saturday morning he said Agnew looked More relaxed than Ever after the meeting the session began about nine hours after Nixon arrived in the Early hours saturday from his Western White House at san Clemente Thomson said the vice presi dents Only purpose in asking for the meeting was to bring Nixon up to Date he declined see Nixon Page Christine reported losing her strength Miami tropical storm Christine was reported losing strength saturday and forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Christ Ines highest sustained winds dropped from so to 50 Miles per hour at 6 pm Edt the Center said the ill defined Center of the storm was at latitude 155 North Longitude 548 West or about 750 Miles East Southeast of san Juan puerto Rico and was moving West Northwest at 16 to 18 Mph the Center said Christine was turning slightly to the left of its previous course and could affect the Leeward islands late sunday forecasters had said earlier that Christine could have Hurri Cane winds of at least 74 Mph by noon saturday but later aircraft reconnaissance reports and satellite Pic Tures suggest that Christine is succumbing to the unfavourable environment which has persisted in Advance of the storm for several Days the fore casters said meanwhile the forecasters said a tropical depression had formed in the Northwestern Caribbean and was entered near the Island of Cozumel 425 Miles Southwest of key West Fla forecasters said the Depres Sion formed As a result of heavy Rains that covered the Florida Peninsula Western Cuba and the Yucatan Penin Sula of Mexico late Friday and Early saturday heavy Rains and sea unlike winds were said to be affecting areas within 300 Miles of the depressions Center while there Are no sustained winds of damaging strength at see St him Page 2 Meany sees bigger pay settlements More Militancy unless costs curbed see i Kat Page 2a father pledges help to killer of daughter if he surrenders fort Lauderdale pin a Dis might father wrote an open letter saturday to i he Man who assaulted and killed his Hiye Arold daughter pledging Legal and psychiatric help if he my heart is heavy with grief but not with vengeance wrote Stanley Curtis a lawyer you need help very badly in All likelihood you want to be helped but you arc afraid of Corning Forward police said they Hope the let Ter printed in saturday editions of the fort Lauderdale news and the Sun Sentinel will help convince the killer to turn himself in the killer is also suspected in i to other similar slayings sen in tikk Page 8a Washington a Al Cio president George Meany foresees bigger wage Settle ments and increased Militancy among american workers next year unless the Cost of living is brought under control in pro labor Day inter View the Leader of the Tuimil lion member labor federation said that while the unions arc nol looking for strike sit will be inevitable that some of them Are going to Lake the strike route Meany said labors patience with president Nixon handling of the Economy is wearing thin and predicted it would be Only a question of time before moderation shown so far in wage settlements this year comes to an end asked How he accounted for he restraint Meany replied that the Union didst feel that going on strike would really gel Thorn anywhere because if they can get i per cent and an additional fringe Benefit Here or there they would rather take it but i dont think this going to last he said i think the pressure of the prices is going to be reflected As the new con tracts come up see Meany Page 2a the Wavu tier headings from atop Register building Viiginia continued hot with Sunshine sunday High from around i to mid tills sunday night Low bet Ween if and 75 monday sunny and hot High mostly in mis again no Tii Carolina Clear to partly Cloudy and continued rather warm and humid through monday Chance of sunday night find monday in mountains lows at night upper Kos to Low 70s except ills in mountains highs sunday ind mostly upper Nils to monday mid mis except Kos in mountains downtown Wea Titek log saturday hoi temp bar i Neil i Calm 7k tar Calm sunday 71 Calm am 7 p in p m ii pm i Ain 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