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Morgantown Dominion News (Newspaper) - January 3, 1970, Morgantown, West Virginia
Carien resigns Bowden by Mickey Al Fra i appointment of Bobby Bowden to succeed Jim Carien As head football coach at West Virginia University yesterday assured an orderly smooth transition. Carien resigned to accept a similar Post at Texas tech and Wavu immediate1 promoted Cloudy additional Snow predicted High in 30�?Ts Bowden his head offensive coach the past four years. Both appointments were revealed simultaneously in announcements Here and at Lubbock. Texas. In giving up the Mountaineer reins after a highly successful four year Span. Carien accepted a de Nve Vear contract a $5, Xhu a year pay raise and fatter fringe benefits at Texas tech. His starting salary there will be $25,000, with the provision for a $1,000 increase each year of his contract. Carien was making $20,000 a year Here with a handsome hike promised but he had no contract As such because state Law dictates that All employees be hired on a year to year basis. As chief assistant Bowden received $13,500 this past year. It is believed his salary As head coach will be in the neighbourhood Mimon of $20,000. Although no one at the University would say last night. Bowden presumably will add to hi.4 income As did Carien with weekly television and radio programs and a summer boys Camp. Or. James g. Harlow Wavu president told the Dominion news last night that Carien had told him Early wednesday morning in Atlanta that he would accept the Texas tech offer. A i tried to match it a he said a but Jim said he already had made up his mind and that he did t want to bargain continued on Page 2-b i Rains wreck on area tracks Page la vol. 95 no. 2 unties press the new York times news service Morgantown. . Va., saturday morning january13, 1970 20 pages in two sections Price to cents prosecuting attorney Joseph a. Laurita or. A candidate who kept his promises an k i it i to Kiu la ill this to a int Thor unsolved crime the Good people of Monon Galia county Are shocked and saddened by the brutal Gangland style assassination attempt on their Young prosecuting attorney Joseph a Laurita jr., who sought to carry out his Campaign Promise to clean up the gambling and other Lawless and vicious elements in our Community. Criminal violence is not new to Monon Galia residents As several unsolved gang Type murders and attempted murders in the past few years have taken place Here or involved persons making that r Headquarters Here. Police say a he wiring to set off the murder bomb in or Lauritac a car yesterday appeared to be a a professional Job. There have been other a professional jobs a around Here. But no arrests by West Virginia or local Law officers. These a a jobs include huge burglaries and hold ups. There is no publicly known dialogue with Chin a said a must by James m. Nai c 170 new Vork time new service Taipei Taiwan vice president Spiro agn w said Friday that the Nixon admin., Felt that the United states must develop a meaningful dialogue with the chinese communists on the Mainland communist China he said is a country of More than 800 million people and they cannot be ignored the vice president speaking with newsmen in route to Taiwan said the chinese nationalists who were driven from the Mainland in 1049 but still maintain the Hope of returning had no cause for alarm Over u s Effort to Send out diplomatic and Trade feelers to the communists. After Landing in Taipei Agnew received a tumultuous reception from thousands of residents who lined his motorcade route for about two Miles they cheered saluted waved welcoming banners and twice clustered around the vice president when he got out of his car to watch make believe dragons dance in the Street the warm Welcome contrasted with an continue Don Page in Ai evidence at this time that gambling or other rackets Are involved in the attempt on or. Lauritac a life. These facts however remain or. Laurita had precious Little help in his efforts against the rackets from anyone except circuit court judge Marvin in Kiger. A in had no Public support from any of the 14 City councilmen. He had no Public support from police chief Bennie Palmer. Me had no Public support from City manager James Doc Ashburn. His letter of last August to or. Ashburn calling attention to a simple ordinance which could have enabled City police to Check in liquor Law and therefore gambling violations without warrants was a a lost in City Hall. No councilman has moved to enact such an ordinance. The City manager did not ask Council to act. The chief of police did nothing about the prosecutors suggestion. The City police have made no gambling arrests. Only after la months in office did sheriff Joe Janco make a gambling arrest but he is due credit for having done so recently. Our Good people read about gambling corruption and murder for hire elsewhere such As in new Jersey but gave Little encouragement to Joe Laurita our Good people have read about the murders attempted murders and know about gambling liquor and narcotic violations in our midst. What have they done what have you personally done to get your county cleaned-up9 Are veterans organizations and lodges going to continue or resume doing business with Slot machine distributors and big time Bingo operators More than four years ago the Dominion news started a concerted and continuous expose of unmolested gambling operations in Morgantown in City Council the chamber of Commerce the county court and other groups interested in the Public welfare there was sustained silence. The chamber Laurita miraculously survives bomb blast Fri joins in prob Heiskell returning to county a Young lawyer was desperately fighting heavy Holiday air traffic last night in an Effort to get passage from Miami to Morgantown where he must take Over the prosecuting attorneys office in the absence of prosecuting attorney Joseph a. Laurita. Or. Laurita is in University Hospital recuperating from the effects of a Friday morning assassination attempt. His newly appointed assistant prosecutor Edgar f. Heiskell Iii who officially took office Jan. I. Was in Miami yesterday afternoon attempting to get a flight Back to Morgantown after interrupting a vacation at Pompano Beach in a Telephone interview Heiskell expressed Shock Over the incident and briefly discussed plans to handle the prosecutor s office during the next term of circuit court which begins thursday the form i assistant prosecutor. Mike Magro or. Resigned effective Jan. I but Heiskell said he had talked to Magro yesterday morning and hoped a that Magro would consent to stay on for a period of time and Aid in the prosecutors office i Hope that we will be Able to handle the grand jury presentations together under Lauritac a direction a he said he added that he and Laurita had discussed the coining court and had planned that Laurita would make grand jury presentations and then he and Heiskell would Divide the a Sal work Between them Magro is expecting a Call from Heiskell when he arrives in Morgantown and the two men Are expected to discuss the situation in the prosecutor s office Edgar f. Heiskell Iii Cood morning a smart politic an needs a sense of timing to know How soon to grab credit for a program if it succeeds without taking the blame it ii fads related stories on pages 3a, 4a and in by Glenn Sumpter a full bore police investigation began yesterday afternoon into the attempted assassination of Joseph a. Laurita �?a crime termed by state police supt. Robert l. Bonar a a direct attack on Law enforcement. As direct As any attack on an officer in the Field. Quot Bonar saying a there May be some suspects but refusing to elaborate threw the entire weight of his office into a probe of the Gangland style Case saying it had a number one priority with the West Virginia state police. Bonaros statements came in a news conference at state police Barracks Here while the crusading prosecutor was in the recovery room at University Hospital in a fair Quot condition after surgery. Laurita Holder of a reputation for crusading activities against illegal gambling and liquor operations during the first year of his term of office was rushed to the Hospital after a bomb exploded at about 8 30 . Yesterday As he turned the ignition switch on his late Model Dat Sun Sedan in front of his Home at 1990 Lis Travia Avenue. State police sgt. D l. Lake said late last night was Able to speak with Laurita a for a very few minutes but no definite leads on the Case were gathered in the Hospital room conversation a the is still very weak Ani is or a r sedation which he will probably be under for some time to come e cert., Fly will want to conduct a thorough interview with him but it was t Fca Gible last night he said Lake said he hoped to question Laurita again this morning with the approval of his Lake said a special Fri bomb investing lion team is scheduled to arrive in Morgantown to join state and local lore in investigating the Case this morning a we plan to press the investigation through the night it s an All out maximum Effort a he added. Several Law enforcement experts were called n from Sharu ton and other areas of the state to begin probing to e Reck ice a uth pm yesterday afternoon and a special Epi team is is pol led headed for Morgantown to Aid in the investigation. The car had been parked in front of is House since the previous evening and no a unusual a activity i and been noticed around the vehicle during the night. The blast scattered pieces of the ear As tar As a Hundred feet away and blasted w windows out of houses and other cars in the Vicinity. Laurita miraculously escaped serious injury to his face Throat and Torso hut his right hand was badly torn and lacerated his right leg was broken and countless Small pieces of plastic and Metal were removed from his arms and legs. Some fragments Are still embedded in his limbs Hospital spokesmen said the prosecutor is expected to r in Tim use of ins limbs though both hands and his right leg Are in Ca is Bonar said the attack on Laurita is being investigated through coordinated efforts of the state police the Monon Galia county sheriffs department and the Morgantown police Force. Sheriff Joseph Janco Morgantown police Chiel Bennie Palmer. Bonar and other representatives of the state police and Norman l Yost administrative assistant to governor Arch Moore conferred at length at the state police Barracks. Gov Moore had earlier stated that a every Resos of the state would be thrown into the he added a this Young Guy Laurita was very close to me. It is a personal the governor called University Hospital yesterday to inquire about Lauritac a condition. Gov Moore also bemoaned the stat thin capacity to meet crimes of this Type. He added that he intended to ask the legislature to add 25 fully trained investigators to the state s crime Force. At the end of the yesterdays conference Bonar announced that the joint investigation would be coordinated by sgt. D l Lake District state police supervisor. Laurita had developed a reputation As a crusading prosecutor and had recently obtained several indictments on gambling liquor violations and marijuana charges. Bonar noted that the prosecutors activity in these areas might provide a motive for the crime. He noted however that it was a too Early in the investigation to narrow the search for a motive to any one area. We Are looking into All while hesitating to Call the bombing a a a professional Job of Bonar said that the bomb was obviously installed by someone familiar with the handling and detonation of explosives and was placed in such a Way As to a leave no doubt that the intention was to take or. Lauritac a life a the blast literally Tore the floorboards out of the car on the in Page 4-a gambling Syndicate is raided cd 1970 new York time new service Detroit a nationwide gambling Syndicate reputed to involve widely known sports figures was attacked in a series of new year s raids by Federal agents around the country among those searched but not arrested the government to counted Friday was Jerome dizzy Dean the former pitching great of the St Louis cardinals in the 1930s the Syndicate is said to be based in the Detroit area. Special agents of the internal Revenue service and local police conducted raids in the Detroit Lansing mich., Las vegas Nev and Phoenix Ariz areas. The Federal authorities said that $172,000 in Cash and More than $450,000 in cashier and business checks had been along with gambling records. A 23-member Federal grand jury will soon hear testimony from sports figures and bookmakers to determine the effect of their said Lames Ritchie who heu t Luis e departments organised clime task Lorce Here Ritchie will handle any prosecutions coming from the raids James Brit Kiev the United states attorney in it s Vork Aid at a news conference fridu.,. The government will at the a Planate Lime present considerable evidence to establish that the defendants were involved in a multistage highly lucrative gambling and wagering operation inv my the betting of hundreds e. Tho sends of dollars on horse races fool la basketball hockey and baseball games throughout the country As a insult of these raids the it v untied on Page to \ it Kockos hit p Tiou i pos near i \ / Saigon i Pip a rocket barrage hit an american outpost near the demilitarized zone dm2 Friday and Field reports said the missiles May have been fired from positions inside the supposedly Neutral strip Light casualties w us no fatalities were reported the u s command said action throughout South Vietnam was generally Light and scattered in the first 24 hours following a period of cease fires for the new years Holiday but vice president Spiro t Agnew warned of a new communist offensive in coming weeks the target of the rocket barrage was an outpost four Miles South of the Doz manned by troops of the 1st brigade 5th mechanized infantry division spokesmen said five 140mm rockets hit the outpost but the launching site could not be pinpointed. The last a significant Pmj incident was reported dec 2 when u s. Artillery batteries fired into the North vietnamese Sec Tor of the six mile wide strip after ground fire hit a u s reconnaissance plane us Headquarters said the 24-hour Allied truce for the m w year was broken Al least to times by communist initiated incidents six americans were killed my 14 wounded while North vietnamese my Viet i line losses were 167 killed Headquarters said
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