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Post-Herald (Newspaper) - October 25, 1973, Beckley, West Virginia BECKLEY POST-HERALD Volume No. 255 Mideast Crisis Cited Beckley, W. Thursday Morning, October 12-County Regional News Service (RNS) 2 Cents Reset Tonight Good Morning The News ..In Brief.. yOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA has filed a million damage suit against the Na- tional Lampoon for a mock advertisement that says Sen. Edward M. Kennedy might have avoided the Chappaquiddick incident in the beetle-like auto. Volkswagen and its parent German company alleged that the full-page advertise- ment was "coarse, insensitive and cruel with respect to its subject matter. The ad deals with the death of Mary Jo Kopechne four years ago, when the car the Democratic senator from Massachusetts was driving plunged from a low bridge over Chappaquiddick Greek on Martha's Vineyard. .James J. Rowley, director of the Secret Service for the past 12 years, including the time of the assassina- tion of President Kennedy, is retiring at the end of this month, it was announced Wednesday. .Four Socialist party members condemned to death for alleged terrorist ac- tivities were executed by a firing squad Wednesday in Antofagasta, the Chili military junta announced. KENNEDY THE SENATE Interior Committee and the Nixon administration have agreed to speed emergency legislation through Congress authorizing mandatory petroleum conservation and production increases to cope with the cutoff of oil from Arab nations. .Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger's trip to China, postponed because of the Middle East crisis, has been rescheduled for November. In a simultaneous announcement made i n Washington and in Peking, the State Depart- ment and the Chinese government said Kiss- inger would visit Peking Nov. 10-13. Tne secretary had bfcsn scheduled to spend Oct. 2fci9 inf-Ae.Chinese capital. Kissinger will also visit Japan on the trip. .Moundsvllle police were searching Wednesday for clues to the Identity of a newborn baby found dead on the banks of the Ohio River earlier this week. Two boys hunting for groundhogs near the river stumbled on the baby, encased in a green plastic bag, Monday. SENATE MAJORITY WHIP Robert C. Byrd added his support Wednesday to the establishment of a special, independent Watergate prosecutor's office------Rep. Harley 0. Staggers, D-W.Va., says he has received more calls and telegrams relating to President Nixon's firing of Watergate special Prosecutor Archibald Cox than on any issue in his 25 years in Congress. Of "hundreds of telegrams received according to Staggers, 99 per cent favored impeachment of President Nixon. .William L. Homer, 78, who served as adjutant general of the state of West Virgi- nia from 1947-51, died at Weston on Tuesday after a long illness. THE HEAD OF THE Environmental Pro- tection Agency's nine pollution control center Wednesday underscored state contentions that a proposed Monongalia County coal mine would do irreparable damage to Cheat Lake and its scenic surroundings. Ronald Hill, chief of the Gncinnati-based research center, testi- fied as an expert witness on acid mine drainage in a state Water Resources Board hearing. .Cambodian troops battling to reopen Highway 5, linking the capital with northern rice provinces, ran into still heavy insurgent resistance Wednesday. Diplomatic sources, quoting an observation helicopter pilot, reported that sections of the highway have been dug up and carted away by the rebels who closed it on Sept, 6. .An airport executives1 strike at Rome that stranded some passengers ended Wednesday, but traffic was slowed by a second strike of customs officials. Customs police stepped in to process passengers, but incoming cargo was piling up by the ton, airport authorities reported. Marijuana Plants Seized PARKERSBURG, W. Va. (AP) Parkersburg police confiscated over 200 mari- juana plants growing just outside the city limits Wednesday. Officials said the marijuana would have a street value of several thousand dollars. The marijuana patch was discovered by five teenagers who were hunting in the area. No one has been charged in connection with the marijuana discovery, officials said. Vase Sells For LONDON (AP) A vase wrapped in an old sweater, carried in a cardboard box and thought by its owner to be worth only was sold for Wednesday as a perfect example of Ming dynasty art. Phillips, the auctioneers, said it was the highest price ever paid in the 177-year history of their business. The 15th century piece in blue and white porcelain is I3Va 'inches high. It was sold to Giuseppe Eskenazi, a leading London Oriental ceramics dealer. The owner insisted on remaining anony- mous. WASHINGTON (AP) Say- ing he was too busy with the Middle East crisis to write a speech, President Nixon can- celed a planned Wednesday night address to the nation on the Watergate tapes con- troversy. He promised, instead, a Thursday night news confer- ence. One of the men in the middle of the tapes controversy, Acting Atty. Gen. Robert H. Bork, vowed Wednesday that he would fight the White House in court if necessary to obtain confidential records for the Wa- tergate grand jury and would resign if he felt his hands were being tied by the White House. At the same time, the House proceeded with an inquiry on impeachment of Nixon and the Senate scheduled a hearing to question the man whose ouster created the impeachment furor. During a 45-minute news con- ference, Bork, the man who last Saturday fired the special (See NIXON, Page 10) New War Reported Egypt Asks U. Still On His Feet Elliot Richardson, who resigned as attorney general after President Nixon ordered the dismissal of special prosecutor Archibald Cox, jogs with his dog along a pri- vate road to his home after picking up the morning papers. Richardson lives in the Washington suburb of McLean, Va.. (AP Photo) Locke Issues Strike Injunction Hospitals Cancel Contract With Steel Workers Union Appalachian Regional Hospi- tals, Inc. Wednesday cancelled its contract with the United Steel Workers of America. The action affecting 957 work- ers was taken, ARH said, be- cause it had been "plagued by nine illegal strikes in the last three years." Maintenance and service em- ployes at nine hospitals in West Virginia, Virginia and Ken- tucky are affected. ARH said there were no plans to discharge the union members, but ARH's contract with the union concerning em- ployes' wages, hours, working conditions, and pensions provi- sions was no longer in effect. Jay G. Coberly, executive vice president of the non-profit health care system, declared the collective bargaining agree- ment with the union was "null, void and of no further force and effect" in telegrams sent to union officials and ARH hospi- tal administrators Wednesday night. Wilbur Wright, president of United Steelworkers Local (See HOSPITALS, Page 10) Stein Anticipates A Minor Unemployment Rise In 1974 WASHINGTON (AP) Chairman Herbert F. Stein of the President's Council of Eco- nomic Advisers said Wednes- day he expects there may be some increase in unemploy- ment next year but that the in- crease will not be great. Stein also said the rate of in- crease in food prices should slow sharply and will not be the major worry of the American housewife a year from now. At a news briefing Stein said the economy should continue to grow next year at a rate that will avoid recession and create new jobs. But he qualified this by say- ing that employment cannot continue increasing at the rate of the past 12 months when 2.7 million new jobs were created. Stein also said 1974 will be a "troublesome year" for in- flation because of "special fac- especially food costs. He forecast that prices will contin- ue rising at a rate above five per cent into early 1974, then fall below that rate. Food prices will increase at a much lower rate in months ahead, Stein said. Stein said the most favorable price movement in food should be for meat, as the outlook for both supplies of beef and pork is favorable for the next year at least. Wanted: George Washington's Teeth BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Some of George Washington's false teeth may be in some- body's attic in South America, says Dr. Reidar F. Sognnaes of the University of California at Los Angeles. The lower left half of Wash- ington's third denture is at the University of London Medical College Hospital. That's because the dentures were inherited by the daughters of Dr. Chapin Harris, first dean of the first U.S. dental school in Baltimore. One daughter married an Englishman, but another daughter married an Argentine, and still another a Brazilian. "Somewhere on that great continent there may be a little cigar box in someone's attic containing the missing said Sognnaes. Cox Called By Senate On Ouster WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate Judiciary Committee agreed Wednesday to launch a public investigation into the ousting of special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox. Cox, who balked at being told by President Nixon not to take any further court actions to ob- tain tapes1, notes or memoranda of presidential conversations, is to be the leadoff witness next Monday. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D- Mass., said he will ask Cox whether he thinks he was fired because he was "too hot on a trial leading to the White House." Although no action was taken on calling other witnesses, chairman James 0. Eastland, D-Miss., said that in his judg- ment the committee also will want to hear from Elliot L. Richardson and William D. Rtrckelshaus. Richardson resigned as attor- ney general and Ruckelshaus was dismissed as deputy attor- ney general rather than carry out Nixon's instructions last Saturday to fire Cox. Kennedy and others offered a resolution calling on the Presi- dent to reinstate Cox pending legislation to establish a special prosecutor. Action on this, how- ever, was blocked by Sen. Ro- man L. Hruska, R-Neb., the ranking minority member of the committee. Hruska said a decision on it should be held up until the committee has taken Cox's tes- timony and hears what Nixon has to say at his news confer- ence Thursday night. Both Eastland and Hruska re- ported overwhelming sentiment within the committee for legis- lation to provide for a court-ap- pointed special prosecutor who would not be subject to dis- missal by the President. Neither of them, however, committed themselves to such legislation. Student Invents UFO Detector People Still Seeing Things By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The whatzits seemed to be spreading Wednesday. From New York to the Mid- west, there were fresh reports that unidentified flying objects UFOs had been sighted in the sky. There was no proof that any of the objects was really from outer space. The rash of recent UFO re- ports started with the claim of two Mississippi men who said they'd been taken aboard a spacecraft from an alien society. Tales of strange sightings popped up across the nation. Some turned out to be pranks- ters; others were natural phenomena like stars or plan- Judge Hospitalized HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (AP) U.S. District Court Judge Sidney L. Christie was listed in satisfactory condition Wednes- day at St. Mary's Hospital. Hospital officials would give nri information other than his condition. However, a woman in Christ- ie's office said the 70-year-old jurist was admitted last Friday and was undergoing a series of tests. Butz Gives An Assist To Milk Fund Inquiry WASHINGTON (AP) Agri- culture Secretary Earl L. Butz said Thursday his department is helping the Justice Depart- ment investigate charges that concessions were made to dairy farmers after large milk coop- eratives pledged a million contribution to President Nix- on's 1972 re-election fund. Butz, however, insisted that the Office of Inspector General in the Agriculture Department was not engaged directly in in- vestigating the milk-fund mat- ter. "My Inspector General's of- fice doesn't get into political Butz told re- porters. "If there's a prirna facie, it goes over to Jus- tice." cts; a few remained unex- plained. At least one enterprising young man is trying to cash in on the latest fad. Bob O'Dell, a 21-year-old student at Rensse- lacr Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., said Wednesday he's invented a UFO detector. "You could put it under your bed, or wherever you feel sa- said O'Dell. "When the detector buzzes, go look for the UFO." O'Dell, an environmental en- gineering student from Bcih- csda, Md., said his gadget is designed to pick up elec- tromagnetic waves he thinks a UFO gives off. It's made from a battery, a metal washer, a relay switch and buzzer. O'Dcll admits he's "just taking advantage of the panic right now. I figured I Cftild pick up some cash." O'Dcll might find a market close to home. Four Troy residents said they saw a strange, greenish, buz- zing object late Tuesday night. 3-Year-Pill For Women I, Seen By 78 BRIGHTON, England (AP) 1978 women could be try- ing out a revolutionary con- traceptive capsule which would last for more than three years, and men could be practicng birth control through an in- jection administered every three to six months, an expert predicted Wednesday. Prof. Rodney Shearman of the; department of obstetrics and gynecology of Sydney Uni- versity, Australia, said the cap- sule for women would be im- planted in the arm or the but- tock. It would gradually dis- solve and would not have to be removed, he told the 21st an- nual conference of the Inter- national Planned Parenthood Federation. The 500 delegates from more than ]00 countries heard that birth control injections for men are already being tested in the United States and arc due to stan soon in Australia. Shear- man did not specify where these experiments are being carried out. W.Va. (AP Approval of a 25 per cent rate increase for the 916-cus- tomer Summcrsville Municipal Water System was announced by the Public Service Commis- sion Wednesday. The PSC order noted existing rates had been unchanged since 1950 and said the system sus- tained a net loss of in the year ended June 30, 1972. Force By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Israel said Wednesday that its forces had a stranglehold on a big Egyptian army along the Suez Canal in the third day of an elusive cease-fire and the 19th day of the latest Middle East war between Jews and Arabs. Egypt said the United States and the Soviet Union should send troops' to enforce the truce along the war-torn canal. Both Israel and Egypt report- ed heavy fighting in the skies and on the ground along the southern sector of the Suez dur- ing the day Wednesday. The Israeli command said the guns fell silent Wednesday night. The Cairo command's communiques after nightfall told only of continued fighting. Egypt's plea for U.S.-Soviet military assistance in assuring a cease-fire along the canal zone came Wednesday night at an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council. The Soviet Union said at the meeting that Egypt was justi- fied under the U.N. charter in asking for such help, but it said nothing as to whether it would send the requested troops. And the idea got a chilly reception from the United States, which! said such big power inter- vention at this time would not be helpful. Earlier, the White House had said the United States would not send its troops on such a mission. In another development, a State Department spokesman said the United States has sug- gested to Moscow a joint reduc- tion by the two superpowers in Middle East emergency arms shipments'. On the battlefields, Israel said calm prevailed Wednesday night on all fronts after a day of fighting on the Suez Canal front's southern sector. The Syrian front was reported quiet all day after acceptance by Damascus of the first U.N. .truce appeal. The Israeli command claimed earlier in the day Wednesday that its armor had completed a pineer movement that trapped Egypt's 3rd Army in a southern pocket of the Sinai front. En- suing aerial combat left 15 Egyptian planes downed, the command s'aid. Congress Challenged War Powers Curb Rejected By Nixon (CM 973 New York' WASHINGTON President Nixon, in a new confrontation with Congress, vetoed Wednes- day a bill that would limit the powers of the President to commit the armed forces to foreign hostilities without con- gressional approval. Nixon said the bill imposed "unconstitu tional and dangerous" restrictions on the President's authority and "would seriously undermine this nation's ability to act decisively and convincingly in times of international criss." In his veto message, which had been expected, Nixon told Congress that he would welcome establishment of a nonpartisan commission to ex- amine the constitutional roles of Congress and the president Air Still Polluted CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) The National Weather Scrv- ice Wednesday extended through noon Thursday an air stagnation advisory affecting all of West Virginia. A strong high pressure sys- tem extending from eastern Canada to southeastern Texas remained stationary and not much change in weather con- ditions was forecast through Thursday afternoon. The Weather in the conduct of foreign affairs. It was uncertain whether Congress could muster the re- quired two-thirds vote to over- ride the latest veto, which is the ninth this year. So far this year the Democratic-controlled Congress has failed to override seven consecutive Nixon vetoes. Jersey 'Pike Death Count Is Set At 9 KEARNY, N.J. (AP At least nine persons were killed and more than 40 injured Wednesday tn a scries of chain- reaction accidents caused by dense fog and smoke on the heavily-traveled New Jersey Turnpike, police said. Thrcr, major pilc-ups and doz- ens of smaller crashes were ported in the prc-dawn hours along a section of the busy roadway between Newark and New York. Police said heavy fog and smoke from a swamp fire had reduced visibility to near zero. State police said the death toll could go higher once tho wr e c k a g c was completely cleared from the largest of the rmijor nccidcnts. BECKLEY VICINITY: Mostly sunny today, highs in the low 70s. Increasing cloudiness with a chance of .showers tonight and Friday. tonight in the up- per 40s, highs Friday in the low 60s. Probability of pre- cipitation is 10 per cent today, 30 tonight and Friday. (Details On Page 12) Wood Passes Levy PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) Wood County citizens overwhelmingly approved Wednesday the continuation of a 52 million five-year special .school levy. The levy provides for salary supplements for teachers and other school employes, special services, supplies and building maintenance. Raleigh Prepares To Unveil School Plans For Approval CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) Public school construction plans totaling over million in Ohio County and million in Webster County will come before thf> slate Hoard of Edu- cation for approval at a meet- ing Friday. Final approval of the two plans would be the first given by the board to programs sub- mitted for state construction aid under the Better School Buildings Amendment, ratified in November 1972. The Better School Buildings Amendment authorized a n.illion state bond issue to pro- vide funds for a program of construction aid to the counties. Board approval of a com- prehensive building plan is re- qrircd for a county to qualify for its share of the million. Grcenbricr and Marshall Counties have submitted plans, but the department has asked for more information before they arc reviewed. Raleigh County, where voters approved a S7.7-miIlion school bond issue Tuesday, is expected to submit its plan next week and Fayette County's plan is nearly ready for submission, (See RALEIGH, II) ;