The Daily Inter Lake from Kalispell, Montana on May 26, 1976 · Page 8
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6 Relationship 9 sparks probe of Ohio solon WASHINGTON (AP) - Following Rep. Wayne toys' admission tha the had a "personal relationship" with a woman employe, the question remaining in dispute is whether she received 114,000 a year at taxpayer expense to be his mistress or whether she was a productive employe of Congress. The Justice Department is trying to resolve that question and the little-used House ethics committee may make an effort, too. Mays, in an emotional speech before the full House on Tuesday, admitted he lied when he denied having a relationship with Elizabeth Ray, a shapely clerk on the payroll of his House Administration Committee. But he contended he was telling the truth when he said he did not keep her on the government payroll at $14,000 a year just for her sexual services. Speculators fail to deliver spuds Receives award The most improved ninth grade student, Jennifer Nelson of Kalispell Junior High school received tha Jeffrey Stahlberg Memorial Award last week. The award will travel with Nelson's class and will be awarded to the most improved student each year until tha group graduates in 1979. Presented by Jeffrey Stahlberg's father, Robert, the award honors the former KJHS student who was killed In an automobile wreck in May 1975. Murray issues challenge HELENA (AP)-Slightly less than half of the state's 411,087 registered electors are expected to go to the polls next Tuesday, in the opinion of Secretary of State Frank Murray. . Murray, the state's chief election officer for nearly two decades, on Tuesday estimated that the primary election turnout will be 49.4 per cent of those eligible to vote, or 203,077. He challenged Montana's qualified .electors to prove him wrong, saying, "I would be pleased if .there is greater voter interest than I have detected so far for this election." Murray's office records list the voter turnout in 1956, when Montana's latest previous presidential primary was held, at 49.8 per cent. However, the figure was based on voting in congressional races while the vote for governor races in June 1956 represented 63.5 per cent of that year's eligible voters. Largest t u r n o u t in a primary election in Mont a n a was in 1S72, a presidential-election year, when 238,215 persons voted -- a 70.7 per cent turnout. The lightest turnout in recent years irt the state was the 42.2 per cent recorded in 1966. Attorney refuses NEW YOHK (AP) Failure by speculators to deliver nearly 50 million pounds of Maine potatoes has rocked the 104-year-old New York Mercantile Exchange. One broker says that if those who caused the default get away, unpunished it could "destroy the traditional fabric of the commodity futures trading system." It was clear that default on the potato contracts could have widespread ramifications on the exchange that gives farmers and others a chance to gamble on future production of several types of raw materials against price state briefs Flood threat not seen HELENA (AP) - The National Weather Service said on Tuesday that shallow lowland flooding continues along the Big Hole, Ruby and Jefferson rivers but the situation likely will not worsen, at least through Friday. The river statement also said the Yellowstone River would rise slightly from Yellowstone National Park to Big Timber on Wednesday but river levels would remain below bankfull along the waterway's entire length. "Most of the rivers in western Montana will show a rise on Wednesday and then a gradual drop on Thursday or Friday," the statement said. Drum outspends foes HELENA (AP) -- Republican Dave Drum is outspending all candidates for the U.S. Senate, with most of the money coming from the Billings businessman's own pocket and not from contributors. Drum's club has spent more than $37,000. That is nearly twice the amount spent by his nearest competitor as of May 17, if the federal election reports are accurate. Drum loaned the club $35,000 of the $41,448 it reported receiving. The next highest spender was Staley C. Burger of Bowman, a Republican, at$19,681. He was followed by John F. Tierney of Great Falls, a Republican, $10,777; Rep. John Melcher, D-Mont., $5,830; Ray Gulick of Joplin, a Democrat, $1,174; and Larry Gilbert, Great Falls Republican, $585. Dry soils hamper crop HELENA (AP) - Dry soils are threatening crop development in at least six counties of the northcentral district, the Montana Crop and Livestock Reporting Service says. Dry soils are becoming a problem in much of Elaine, Hill, Phillips, Valley, McCone and Prairie counties, the weekly report said. "This shortage of moisture is hampering spring-sown grain germination and cutting back on the effectiveness of weed-control spraying." On the bright side, the report said spring wheat seeding was 95 per cent complete for the week ending May 22, well ahead of normal. Barely over half the crop had been planted by the same time one year earlier. to testify Fire razes mill HELENA (AP) - Billings lawyer William T. Kelly refused Tuesday to testify before the workers- compensation grand jury, one day after he lost a federal-court bid to halt the panel's operation. Pat J. Foley, attorney for Kelly, said he filed a motion with the district court here on Tuesday morning asking that the subpoena for Kelly's appearance be quashed. Foley said he instructed his client to refuse to testify and to tell the jurors he would not testify until a ruling is made on the motion to dismiss the subpoena. F o l e y s a i d H e l e n a District Court J u d g e Gordon Bennet discussed the motion to quash the subpoena with Koley and state prosecutor Lawrence Taylor late Tuesday afternoon. fluctuation. Some brokers estimated the default could cost the exchange $4 million or more. The consumer potato market, though, appeared safe, since supply is adequate. FBI agents were reportedly continuing their Investigation for the Justice Department of H*y»' relationship with Miss Ray as the House ethic* committee was receiving strong pressure to open id own probe. Twenty-eight House members, In a letter to ethics committee chairman John J. Flynt, urged the panel to launch an investigation "in order to guarantee the integrity of the House of Representatives, its member) and its committees." FJynt was campaigning in his home state of Georgia as Hays made his speech admitting his relationship with Miss Ray, but said he was flying to Washington immediately. He said all of the requests for an investigation, including a telephoned request from Hays himself, were "informal," noting his panel could act only on a formal request. Four of the 28 members who signed the letter asking for the ethics committee investigation also sent a letter to Speaker Carl Albert. Albert and other House leaders were in London to accept a loan of the Magna Carta for the Bicentennial celebration. In his confession before the crowded House chamber, the 65-year-old Hays denied keeping Miss Ray, 33, on the government payroll as his mistress. He said he lied about his relationship with her because he did not want his new wife to find out about it. "Six weeks ago, I was married to the woman I love more than any other person or thing in this world.... Prior to this time, and for an extended period of time, I did have a relationship with Elizabeth Ray. I was legally separated and single. It was voluntary on her part and mine," Hays said. If you didn't like what happened at the '75 Legislature about your property taxes, then make a change SAY SO with your vote TOM JONES ·P. F» Dist. 17 Representative Tom's Been There (Paid fof by Jones For Representative Club, 32 Second St. E., Irene Gabriel, secretary) WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (AP) - The sawmill portion of the Castle Mountain Corp.'s lumber plant burned to the ground Tuesday night. There were no injuries. Mill manager Bill Wright said it was possible the high wind blew sparks from a teepee burner onto the mill, igniting a blaze that destroyed the stucture in minutes. Wright said he saw the fire from his house at 7:12 p.m. He could not estimated the cost of the damage but said insurance adjusters would begin evaluating the loss today. NOTICE... ---·P» SHOES win BE TEMPOR- ! » A R I L Y OUT OF THEIR REGULAR LOCATION ON MAIN STREET FOR ANY PRESCRIPTION FITTING MAIL ORDERS PHONE ORDERS ETC PLEASE VISIT OR CONTACT OUR MISSOULA STORE LOCATED AT 2 1 6 NORTH HIGGINS OP PHONE ' - 5 4 9 - ' o o ; WE WISH TO EXPRESS OUR THANKS TO OUR MANY CUSTOMERS AND TO APOLOGIZE FOR THIS TEMPORARY INCONVENIENCE DURING OUR MAY SPECTACULAR SIDEWALK SALE SPECTACULAR SAVINGS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY :· OPEN :·;· : ··'··.·· Till RSD AY 'TIL 9:00 P.M. FRIDAY *TtL 8:06 P^Jtt. SPECIAL PRICES THROUGHOUT OUR ENTIRE STORE DETRARTMET/STT STORE! 24O Main St.. Ka//spe//.Mt..599O7 HilltUod Chorgt 755-8880

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