Post-Herald (Newspaper) - October 26, 1973, Beckley, West Virginia
Mjcon Thought Cox After Him: Page 4 BECKLEY POST-HERALD Volume 256 White House Defended Beckley, W. Va., Friday Morning, October 26, 1973 Alert Not A Trick, Says Kissinger WASHINGTON (AP) De- nying that the White House is "playing with the lives of the American Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger icily rejected any suggestion that Thursday's Mideast develop- ments were staged to obscure the still-boiling Watergate af- fair. President Nixon postponed until Friday a news conference for questions about Watergate, even as new scandal dis- closures surfaced and Republi- cans in Congress stepped up pressure for a new special prosecutor. The White House said Nixon was too busy with the Middle East to hold the news confer- ence planned for Thursday night. Kissinger, speaking at a State Department news conference, was asked whether domestic problems had prompted Nixon to call Thursday's early morn- ing military alert. "We are attempting to con- duct the foreign policy of the United States with regard for future he said, adding: "It is a symptom of what is happening in this country that it even could be suggested that the United States would alert its forces for domestic rea- sons." At another point, he said, "There has to be a minimum of confidence that the senior offi- cials of the American govern- (See ALERT, Page 2) HENRY A. KISSINGER Crisis With Soviet Ebbs U. N. Will Police Mideast Gasoline Shortage? Think there's a gasoline shortage in the. United States? There are 13 soldiers on this motorcycle in Pretoria, South Africa. Actually, the soldiers, are participating in riding stunt during a tattoo, a mil- itary ceremony marking South Africa's Army Day. (AP Photo) Dunlop Proposes Extension Of Controls To Next Year WASHINGTON (AP) The government lifted price con- trols Thursday from the fertili- zer industry, a move officials said was necessary to expand food production next year. The fertilizer industry is the first major field from which controls have been lifted since the Phase 4 anti-inflation pro- gram began in August. But John T. Dunlop, director of the Cost of Living Council, said that although controls may be removed from some in- dustries, he favors- continuing the wage-price control program into 1974. Dunlop said the decontrol of the fertilizer industry including most of its wages, would result in substantial increases in the Julie Believes Father Will Finish His Term WASHINGTON (AP) Julie Nixon Eisenhower said Thurs- day she had no doubts at all that her father would finish his second term of office, neither resigning nor being impeached. In a local television interview she said impeachment would Hill's Struck By Employes Approximately 100 employes of Hill's Department Store in the By-Pass Plaza went on strike Thursday to protest what union representatives called "harassment, coercion, in- timidation and refusal to bargain" with union members. No comment could be obtain- ed from the store management late Thursday night. According to Reid Davis, union representative of the United Steel Workers of America, to which the employes belong, charges of unfair labor practices have been filed against the company with the National Labor Relations Board. "I have filed these charges against the company, and I'm asking the board to investigate our charges and stop the com- pany's harassment of our he said. Reid reported the strike is strictly a local one. "I under- stand that there are other stores (fee HILL'S, Page 2) not even get to a vote in Con- gress because "I just believe that the majority of Congress- men and senators want what's best for the country the ma- jority really do want to work with the President." Julie depicted her father as a man who has resilience. "I think sometimes he really likes a challenge. It's kind of a gauntlet thrown down you have got to pick up." She said she had talked to her fattier on the telephone Wednesday and "I didn't even realize this Middle East thing had built up. He sounded so buoyant and on top of things. I think he rolls with the punches." Asked about her father's re- action to the moves toward im- peachment in recent days fol- lowing the firing of special prosecutor Archibald Cox, Julie said, "He hasn't mentioned it and his mood has been ex- cellent and very good and we were with him all weekend." price of fertilizer, but increased food production could bring about lower food prices. The government also ex- empted nutrient materials used in the production oT fertilizer and explosives and lifted con- trols on the sale of ammonia, nitrogen, urea, phosphate and potash used in making plastics, synthetic fibers, animal feeds and other products. The fertilizer industry, sup- ported by the Agriculture De- partment, had urged decontrol, saying a fertilizer shortage next year could reduce food production. "A return to relative food price stability hinges on the farmer's ability to expand sig- nificantly output in 1974. An in- tegral element in crop ex- pansion is ample suoplies of Dunlop said. World fertilizer prices are as much as S40 a ton higher than domestic prices and have caused a big increase in U.S. fertilizer exports. Japan Receptive CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) Japanese industrial leaders have been receptive to Gov. Arch A. Moore Jr.'s invitation that they locate plants in West Virginia, a governor's aide said Thursday. "He (Gov. Moore) said there were constructive prospects de- veloping from his talks with Japanese industrial Norman Yost said Thursday evening, following a telephone conversation with the governor in Tokyo. U. S. Oil Official Abducted BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) An American oil com- pany executive has become the latest victim of a wave of kid- napings in Argentina. The executive is David B. Wilkie, 48, general manager of Amoco Argentina Oil Co. The Argentine company wouid not say Wilkie was kidnaped, but a spokesman in Chicago for the parent firm, Standard Oil Co. of Indiana, confirmed the ab- duction Thursday. The spokesman in Chicago said Wilkie was believed to have been seized while he was on his way to work Tuesday. The Argentine newspaper La Razon said the abductors de- manded JI million ransom. (C) 1973 New York Times News Sen-ice The Security Council voted Thursday to establish a United Nations emergency force to insure a cease-fire in the Middle East, using troops from smaller countries. The vote was 14 to 0, with China not participating in the adoption of the resolution, which asked Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim to report back within 24 hours on proposals for carrying out the council's decision. The importance of the Security Council's action, as- seen by some Western diplomats, was that it could head off the possibility that the Soviet Union might unilaterally send troops to the Middle East, bringing a confrontation with the United States. Wednesday, Egypt had asked that Soviet and American forces be sent to the Middle East to compel Israel to pull back to the positions she occupied Monday when the first cease- fire was ordered. The United States rejected Cairo's appeal that American troops be sent. During the delay Thursday morning, at the insistence of the United States, the eight nonaligned countries: sponsoring the resolution agreed to revise it to exclude the five permanent council members the Soviet Union, the United States, China, France and Britain from participation in the emergency force. The original resolution, introduced in a meeting that ended at o'clock Thursday morning, did not exclude the maior powers. The willingness of the Soviet Union to approve the resolution as amended seemed to indicate to many here that Moscow pre- ferred not to endanger its improved political relations with Washington. Some Westerners suggested privately that Moscow was relieved in that the creation of the U.N. force could excuse the Russians 7 May Win Parole RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that seven inmates at the Federal Reformatory for Women at Al- derson, W.Va., who were con- victed of narcotics law viola- tions prior to May 1, 1971, are eligible for parole considera- tion. from having to rush troops to Egypt's aid. The secretary general, within two hours of the adoption of the resolution, announced that he was transferring to Egypt 900 military officers and men from Austria, Finland and Sweden who have been on duty with the United Nation's peace- keeping force in Cyprus. The Egyptian III Corps, estimated to number to men, remained trapped by the Israelis on Thursday, unable to acquire fresh supplies of water and food. It was generally felt in Tel Aviv that the plight of the Egyptian force was at the root of the increasingly tense in- ternational situation, in which the Soviet Union threatened to send troops to the Middle East and the United Stetes warned it against doing so. Warning To Soviet U. S. Forces Go On Alert WASHINGTON (AP) Mil- lions- of American soldiers, sail- ors and airmen around the world were put on general mili- tary alert Thursday in an ap- parent warning to the Soviet Union to keep its troops out of the Middle East. AT midnight message Adm. Thomas H. Moorer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sent all active U.S. mili- tary units into various stages of readiness to move into action if needed. But Pentagon officials emphasized that no troops were moving within the United States or overseas. "There is a general alert of U.'S. military forces for prudent precautionary said Jerry W. Friedheim, the Penta- Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger said the alert was precipitated by reports that certain Soviet military units (See AMERICAN, Page 2) House Passes New Medical Care Plan WASHINGTON (AP) A emergency medi- cal-care bill, stripped of a Pub- lic Health Service hospital pro- vision that had helped prompt a presidential veto, was passed by the House Thursday. The vote was 364 to 18. Back- ers said they expect President Nixon would be more likely lo sign this version. The Senate has passed a similar measure. The House made minor amend- ments dealing with rural pro- grams. Rep. Harley 0. Staggers, D- W.Va., chairman of the House Commerce Committee and chief sponsor of the legislation, said after the House vote that he looks for the Senate to take the bill as passed by the House, thus speeding it on its way to Nixon and avoiding any need for forming a Senate-House conference committee. The legislation authorizes funds for a new program de- signed to help communities de- velop comprehensive and im- proved emergency medical services such as a system of ambulances, emergency rooms and properly trained people. The goal is to prevent need- less deaths of heart attack and accident victims. Red Troops Reported Threat In South Viet PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops have crossed from Cambodia into South Viet- nam, massing for possible at- tacks in the Mekong Delta and Strike Idles Local Mines More than 400 workers at New River Co.'s mines in Dis- trict 29 were off the job Thurs- day in a dispute which began at the firm's Siltex mine at Mount Hope. Officials said some 130 mem- bers of United Mine Workers Local 1353 walked out at the Siltex mine Wednesday in a dis- pute over the local president's posting of literature on a com- pany bulletin board. Some 300 workers at the firm's Summerlce mine in Fay- ctte County and Stanaford mine in Raleigh County walked out Thursday in sympathy with the Siltex workers. A meeting of Local 1.1S3 has been scheduled for Sunday to discuss the walkout. Saigon regions, Western diplo- matic sources said Thursday. The movement, involving four divisions, has been taking place for the last few weeks and may have a relation to the stcppcd-up level of fighting in Vietnam, the sources in the Cambodian capital said. Strength of a North Vietnam- ese division is estimated at about to men. In South Vietnam, military sources reported that Com mu- tt i s t-lcci North Vietnamese troops overran a government base 12 miles west of Ploiku Tuesday. It was the second large government camp near Plciku to be captured in a month. Jesse Stuart 111 LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Famed Kentucky poet, novelist and short story writer Jesse Stuart remained in serious con- dition Thursday night in the coronary care unit of St. Jo- seph Hospital here. A nursing supervisor said the 66-year-old author's condition was unchanged from Wednes- day, when he was transferred from St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, W. Va., following a possible heart seizure last week. The Weather BECKLEY VICINITY: Mostly sunny today, highs in the upper 60s. Clear tonight, lows in the upper 30s. Sunny and continued mild Saturday, highs in the mid 60s. Probability of precipitation is near 0 through Saturday. (Details On Page 14) Ex-Convicts Visit Alcatraz SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., (AP) National Park Service official Jack Wheat says a lot of former prisoners and guards from Alcatrax have been back To vi.si? "The which will be opened to the public Friday. Some of the former convicts and guards, he said, applied for jobs as guides just so they could sec the old place. The park service officials were hap- py to have them visit because they could supply information about the island prison that once housed the nation's most dangerous criminals. But former prisoners and guards alike, Wheat said, were appalled at the crumbling, rus- ting shell Alcatraz has become. 12-Countg Regional News Service (RNS) 2 Cents Good Morning The News ..In Brief.. CEN. J. W. FULBRIGHT, D-Ark., said Thurs- u day night he doubts the administration's alert of U.S. forces was justified by Middle East developments. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger said earlier that President Nixon had no choice but to act as he did. Fulbright, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said a Soviet note to President Nixon on the Arab-Israeli conflict ap- parently was couched in urgent terms, "but from what I know, it was not ETTT BRTrNT i n r UJLUtvlunl threatening. .Military fir- ing squads have executed three more mem- bers of the outlawed Chile Socialist party in the northern city of Antofagasta. Their deaths bring to 84 the number of persons the military says it has executed since the Sept. 11 ouster of Marxist President Salvador Alledde. .A record bond totaling million was set Thursday for a man charged with murder in two double slayings. Judge Herndon Wilson of Mobile, Ala. Municipal Court fixed bond for Vernon Johnson at in each of for murder cases, threa cases of assault with intent to murder and two robbery counts. ORLANDO, FLA. POLICE are holding a New York City teen-ager they say used a friend's credit card and an estimated in phony checks to finance a round-the-world trip that may have cost Officers said the companies which may have been duped in the two-month global spree read like a corporate who's who. .Gale warnings were posted from Cape Hatteras, N. C, to Manasquan, N. J., Thursday as tropical storm Gilda moved north across the Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center said Gilda was packing top winds of 60 miles per hour as she moved north at 12 m.p.h. and predicted Gilda might strengthen slightly as she went. .Two Headstart grants totaling over were announced Thursday by Sens. Jennings Randolph and Robert C Byrd, both D-W. Va. The Raleigh County Community Action Association will receive for pre- jctoMl tnkitnr program for lit children and the Wyoming County Community Action Asso- ciation will receive for a half-day pro- gram for 75 children. BEACHCOMBING WILL SOON become a lost pleasure for most Americans unless quick action is taken to protect public access to the nation's shorelines, Congress was told Thursday. "High-rises, motels, vacation homes, hot dog stands and other development wall off the beaches and, in effect, deny the public access to beach property owned by said Rep. Bill Gunter, D-Fla. .General Motors Corp. reported Thursday that profits for the third quarter reached a record millon or 92 cents a share, more than double the comparable 1972 figures. Last year CM earned million or 41 ccnti a share in the three-month period ended Sept. 30. .Engineers pressurized two fuel tanks on the Skylab 3 booster rocket Thursday and successfully popped two buckled sections back into normal shape. AGRICULTURE COMMISSONER Gus Douglass will join colleagues from nine other southern states on a market development and fact finding mission to major European markets. Douglass said the long-range objec- tive of the mission is to seek new market outlets for West Virginia farm products. Phillip F. Bcrrigan, the excommunicated Catholic priest who served more thnn threo years in prison as a result of his anti-war ac- tivities, will speak at Marshall University Mon- day A return to coal as an energy source for Ohio may he in store if the oil shortage continues, Lt. Gov. John W. Brown's Energy Task Force said in an interim report Thurs- day. New Prosecutor Foreseen PINEHURST, N. C. (AP) Sen. Sam Ervin, DN.C, predicted quick Senate passage for a bill establishing a new special prosecutor's office to handle the Watergate investigation. Ervin said Thursday he favored a bill which would allow U.S. District Court Judge John J. Sirica to appoint the prosecutor. "The American people will not have con- fidence in a prosecution handled by Department of Ervin said. Painting Brings NEW YORK (AP) The highest price for any American painting was paid at auction Thursday night by an unidentified collector from Long Island who bid for Eastman Johnson's "Washington Crossing the Delaware." Approximately two square yards in area and painted in J851 after Emanuel Leutze's more famous and larger painting, which hangs now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the work was sold by Under Secretary of the Navy and Mrs. J. William Middendorf II. Ford Close To Contract DETROIT (AP) Bargainers for Ford nnd the United Auto Workers worked into the night Thursday with only the issue of voluntary overtime reportedly blocking a con- tract for workers.