The Daily Inter Lake from Kalispell, Montana on June 1, 1976 · Page 6
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Kalispell, Montana
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Tuesday, June 1, 1976
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A-4 Tuesdiy, Jun« t. 1076 rrw Daily Inter Lake. Kaiispell. Montana Investigators seek to draw fine line W A S H I N G T O N ( A P ) - I n - vestigators are trying to draw a fine line between immorality and illegality in connection with allegations by Elizabeth Ray that other congressmen besides Wayne Hays were involved in sexual relations with House employes, a source close to the investigation says. "We have to weed out the personal and moral improprieties from those which involve violations of the law," the source said Monday, emphasizing: "We don't care who's sleeping with whom." Requiring an employe to provide sex as part of her job could violate a law against misuse of federal funds. "She (Miss Ray) has named other congressmen" involved in sexual act i v i t i e s w i t h f e m a l e House employes, the source said Monday, "but the question remains: Did the taxpayer foot the bill?" With Congress returning today, there was expected to be new pressure on Hays to resign as chairman of the House Administration Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. H o u s e D e m o c r a t i c L e a d e r Thomas P. O'Neill has said he will tell Hays that some members of Congress think his problems may have a direct impact on their efforts to uii re-election. "The inslitulional integrity of the Congress is at stake," said Rep. Ken Heehler, O-U'.Va. "The presumption of innocence, a f u n d a m e n t a l American principle, must not blind us to the fact that serious charges appear to be unanswered and unexplained." But Rep. James Corman. D-Calif., said simply: "I don't want to see Wayne get hung prematurely." · Meanwhile, it was learned that Rep. Mendel Davis. D-S.C., is being questioned in the investigation. Davis hired Miss Ray last summer on the recommendation of Hays, a Democrat from Ohio. Miss Ray said she did no work and was on the government payroll only as Hays' mistress. It was not known if Davis was questioned about matters beyond his decision to hire Miss Ray. Hays has admitted asking Davis to h i r e M i s s R a y . H e a l s o acknowledges later biting her for his House Administration Committee staff but said she was hired to be a secretary and nothing else. Davis was in South Carolina on Monday, and could not be reached for comment. Miss Ray is likely to appear this week before a federal grand jury investigating the matter. She has been granted immunity from prosecution to testify. Hays may be invited to testify voluntarily before the grand jury. Miss Ray already has told federal investigators she knows of six other women whose congressional jobs involved providing sex to congressmen or their constituents. Prosecutors must determine two things: Whether the stories are true and whether they involve criminal activity. "That women were passed around among congressmen doesn't necessarily interest us." said the source. "We'd only be interested if it involved violation of federal law. such as misuse of tax dollars." Raising the flag Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2252, have donated a flag to the City of Kalispell and Woodland Park. Flag raising ceremonies over the weekend attracted approximately 20 person including numerous city ol- ficials to watch Ralph Bauska and Marvin Hansen raise the colors. PINK BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - Martha Mitchell, who died alone and in debt in a New York hospital, will be buried Thursday in this Arkansas River town where kjhs scene On May 25 the awards assembly was held. Letter awards for varsity athletics and other awards were given. , Among these was the Bob Daiey Memorial Award. Bob was a conscientious student who worked hard and maintained a high average. He excelled in sports, treated others as equals and he played hard but honestly. . This award is given- each year to the 8th grade boy who shows the same qualities as Bob did. Last year Brian Braunberger won this award, and this year's winner was Dan Hensley. We also have five teachers leaving us this year. Maro Butchart. band teacher, is retiring after a long and successful teaching career. Mrs. Susan Hanson, speech therapist, is leaving to raise a family. Marvin Rasmussen has been at KJHS this year, filling in for Mr. Cravath, who took a year's sabbatical leave. Mr. Cravath will return in the fall. Ms. Wanda Rasmussen will be coaching gymnastics at a club in Great Kails. Mr. Fred Zaino will be head football coach at Fergus County High School in Lcwistown. The Spring concert was held May 27. During the concert, where numbers were performed by the orchestra (directed by Miss Borglum). the choruses (directed by Mr. Saksa) and the band (directed by Mr. Butchart. a plaque was presented by the 9th grade band to Mr. Butchart. He also was presented with a picture of the Conrad Mansion for the high school students he had taught. Wendy Thon had painted the picture. Along with these. Mrs. Butchart was given a bouquet in the school colors, blue and gold We would all like to thank Mr. Butchart for the many years of teaching. TVe concert and tribute with a fitting finish for his teaching career. The office has been busy scheduling people for next year's 8th and 9th grades. On Wednesday and Friday mornings students signed up for next year's sophomore class offerings. Frustrating cries of "I can't gel any classes I want" were heard as high school faculty members tried to help students sign up. When asked when the KJHS Annual would be here. Mr. Moen commented, "on the last day of school if we are lucky." Report cards will be mailed out after school If parents want them mailed to a different address, send the child with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be left at the office. This is the last news column for the 1975-76 school year. Have a good summer! she spent her youth as a Southern belle with never enough dances for the boys. "When I was young you measured a girl's popularity by the number of times boys cut in for the next turn to dance with her," said James W. Leslie of Pine Bluff, a retired writer and historian who knew Mrs. Mitchell in her youth. "She was no wallflower, if you know what I mean." Bui Mrs. Mitchell, the : estranged wife of former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell, was alone except for her" doctor when she died Monday of a rare form of bone cancer. Mitchell, their daughter and Mrs. Mitchell's son by a previous marriage told the mortuary they will attend the funeral. They are expected to arrive Wednesday. The Mitchells were separatee in 1973. and earlier this year Mrs. Mitchell went into court to force her husband to pay $36,000 in alimony. "She loved the limelight." said her long-time friend and confidant, S. Ray West Jr. of Pine Bluff. Mrs. Mitchell, who was at the center of some of Washington's most turbulent incidents in recent years, was born Martha Elizabeth Beall and began her trek to the nation's capital from this southeast Arkansas community where she was born just over 57 years ago. "She was a Southern belle and was raised with all the protection and benefits a well-to-do family can offer," West said in an interview. Her family's wealth stemmed torn her grandfather's success in the wholesale grocery business. Her father was a successful cotton broker and her mother a speech teacher. Her family lived in an impressive two-story white colonial mansion built by her grandfather in 1895 in the wealthy, established section of town. Leslie said Mrs. Mitchell's outspokenness was not something she developed late in life. "Martha talked a lot, and people (in Pine Bluff) thought when she got to Washington and continued talking that it was just in her nature." Leslie said. "She had some bad memories about her Washington days because they wrecked her personal life." West said. "It was a tremendous personal sacrifice of hers for exposing the things that she did." But, he added, "She was one of the few shining lights of the Nixon vears." Motor Route Driver Our circulation department has an opening for a motor route driver. This person will deliver the Daily Inter lake Monday through Friday afternoons and Sunday mornings. Thit person must be dependable, have a good running car, and a good driving record. Position offers a good income. For more information contact - Steve Owens Circulation Mgr. Daily Inter Lake 755-7000 Syrian troops seek halt to bloody Lebanon war BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - About 7,000 Syrian troops with 150 Unks crossed Lebanon's eastern border today and began disarming Lebanese Moslems and Palestinian guerrillas, the Palestinian command reported. Beirut newspapers said another Syrian force of 2,000 troops with 65 tanks invaded northern Lebanon to - stop Moslem attacks on the besieged Christian t o w n s of Qibyat and Andket, in the Akkar region. Palestinian and Syrian sources in Beirut speculated that Syrian President Hafez Assad was starting an all- out attempt to impose order in Lebanon and end the 14-month-old civil war. However, no Syrian troops were seen in Beirut, and there was no independent confirmation of the reports of Syrian troop operations. Martha's funeral scheduled Small Wonder.., MORE AND MORE PEOPLE TURN TO CBS RADIO FOR THE LATEST IN NEWS COVERAGE ON KGEZ 600 Northwest Montana'sl "Country Giant" Some Palestinian sources said they have information Assad plans to send as many as 50,000 troops into Lebanon to stop the war by the end of the month. Radio Damascus confirmed that Syrian intervention halted the attack on Qibyat and Andket but made no mention of troop movements. It said Syrian representatives arranged a cease-fire agreement in which the Christians agreed to Moslem occupation of the Lebanese army garrison at Andket. Reporting the Syrian invasion from the east, a Palestinian statement said an armored brigade of 3,800 troops moved 14 miles from the border shortly before dawn and took positions on the north and west of the key mountain crossroads town of Chtoura, which is held by Yasir Arafat's Palestine Liberation Army. Forest fire chars California forest K I N G CITY, Calif. ( A P ) Firefighters hacked through dense undergrowth today to try to cut a line around a brush and timber fire that already had charred more than 11.000 acres of the Los Padres National Forest. The fire started Saturday at a c a m p g r o u n d a b o u t 2 0 miles southwest of King City and 70 miles south of Monterey. Firefighting officials esti'mated it, would be"con- ·'.· tained by Wednesday night. " It is the first major brush fire in what officials think could be a disastrous season. Only a third to half as much rain and snow as normal fell ovec much of California last winter. Reservoirs are low, creeks are drying up and forestland is dry. "The conditions are right for this kind of fire in California," said Ed Waldapfel, a fire information officer with the U.S. Forest Service. "It depends on the people whether we'll have more." Waldapfel said investigators were trying to determine whether the fire was started intentionally. ··TTie Catifprni^e^isliiftire has been asked to* approve ah'extra $3.2 million for fire protection this year because of the drought. Part nf the money would be used to hire extra fire lookouts, the rest would go to the U.S. Forest Service and five fire- prone counties. World's woes growing VANCOUVER, Canada (AP) -- The world's population will double in the next 30 years, intensifying problems from poverty to'pollution. United Nations Secretary-Genera! Kurt Waldheim says. Waldheim, at the opening session Monday of Habitat, the U.N. World Conference on Human Settlements, said at least one-third of the urban dwellers in developing countries now live in slums. And he said the doubling of population will increase stresses that nations face in poverty, unemployment, housing shortage, lack of sanitation, pollution and municipal financing. "Mankind has a technical and mechanical heritage which is extraordinarily rich, but which is misunderstood, mismanaged and poorly utilized." he said. "Government must accept the challenge laid down by the con- ,ditions that exist today and by · the awesome demands of the future," Waldheim said. The conference on urban problems is the fifth and largest of the U.N. meetings on world problems. SALE DAYS BELTED RADIAL WHITEWALLS SALE! Lasting service, dependable power i Sizes Irx rr.osl 4- ALL TOES PURCHASED AT K mtrt INCLUDE MOUNTING NO TKHDE-IN REQUIRED H.D. 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