Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on March 10, 1976 · Page 1
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VOL. LV11 .NO 287 An Independent Daily Newspaper Dedicated to Commttnilv /Vo^/y.s.s" NAMPA, IDAHO. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 111, 197C W PAGES 20 CENTS PRESIDENT FORD breaks inlo a grin as he listens to the announcement he is leading Ronald Reagan in the Florida Republican primary late Tursdav evening. Ford was allending a Veterans of Foreign Wars dinner in Washington al the lime. H'Pll'liotoi MIAMI (UPIi - President Ford won a lourtli slraighl primary Tuesday in Florida and Ronald Reagan, his fading challenger for ihc CiOP nomituilion. conceded only a "miracle" could prevent another loss next week in Illinois. Jimmy Carter, the former Georgia governor, ended George Wallace's iron rule of Dixie in the Democratic primary and immediately proclaimed himself the front-runner fop his party's nomination Son. limn M. Jackson ran (hire). Asked if he had ;i dnncc to win Tuesday in his nalice stale of Illinois. Reagan lilunlly said "no." adding, "I've never considered Illinois (or a moment." Hul he asserted 'Tin not killed off." anil (old reiwrlers in Hock Island he still hoped for a "miracle in Illinois" to stop Ford's rapidly moving roll toward a I'irsi ballot victory in Kansas City in August Reagan also indicated a sharp shifl in Ins campaign strategy, which originally was based on taking out Ford with victories in New Hampshire. Florida am) Massachusetts primaries. He narrowly- lost New Hampshire, was Ijeaten hadli- in Massachusetts and trailed in Florida 5U lo 47 per cent He said the "hulk o( our strength is in the Soulh and Southwest" and indicated he would concentrate on those areas and in xpl Methane explosion rips through mine killing 15 PARTRIDGE. Ky. iL'Ph - The bodies of 15 miners trapped .v. miles underground when a methane gas explosion ripped through a [nine near [his eastern Kentucky village were found early today. The mine had been cited lor high concentrations of methane gas .Vine were killed in Ihe explosion and six apparently suffocated from a mixture of heavy smoke and methane, said Kentucky Department of Mines and Mineral Resources Commissioner Harold Kirkpa i rick The explosion occurred Tuesday al Ihe .Scotia Coal Co. mine, a subsidiary of Blue Diamond Coal Co.. near Ihe Virginia border and about -it) miles from Hyden. K\.. where a methane gas explosion killed :)8 miners five years ago. Kirkpatrick said six of [he miners apparently were not killed instantly. "Nine of them were found in different spots and there were six who evidently were not killed instantly." said Kirk- palrick. "They were able lo partially barricade themselves." Nixon testimony implicates Dr. K WASHINGTON iCl'l' - Richard M N'ixon in sworn testimony filed today said lie understood thai Secretary of .Stale l[enr A Kissinger supplied the Fill with ihe names of Li government officials and four reporters whose lelephor.es were lapped m coiiiieclion with a security leak in May. l%fl A sworn desposilion of more Ibaii 150 pages ivas given by Nixon al San Cleinenle. Calif. Jan. 15 in response lo a suit filci! agamsi Kissinger In Morion Jlalpcrin. a former close associate »f Kissinger on I he National Security Council and ,i former Pentagon official Nixon, who was represented by Justice Department attorneys during Ihc li'; hour testimony-taking session, said he ordered an investigation into the leak to the media thai supcrsecrei ll-iW bombing raids were being conducted over Cambodia in 1%9. He s;ml ihc bombing was "aborted al a great cost of American lives because of a leak " Under questioning by John F Shatlnck of Ihc American Civil Liberties Union who was representing Halperin. Nixon said he diti r.ol .specifically say who .should be investigated in connection with the leak hut left th.ir In Kissinger, who w.-is then his national security adviser. N'ixon said that during a meeting before the Cambodian bombing lead, he talked lo FBI director J. F.dgar Hoover and Attorney General John Mitchell to determine what would lie the procedure in cjso of serious security leaks. "Mr. Hoover informed me that Ihis had happened in previous administrations." Nixon said. "He said thai Iberc was only one way lo deal w ith it. Me said il had been done on aj very classified basis because of ihe sensitivity thai would be involved and thr pussible adverse press reaction arid morale problems within Ihe staffs and so forth and so on "Bui he said that in Ihe case of four previous administrations that be had had aulhoiity lo wiretap . . He said that Ihe procedure would be for whomever was responsible within Ihe \\hile House for these national securily matters ... when leaks occurred, if he considered Ihem lo be of a magnitude lo he serious enough to affect our ability lo conduct our policies, lhal be. Dr. Kissinger, should provide Mr Hoover through proper channels Ihc names .if individuals who had access lo the information and who might have leaked li . and that he. Hoover, would conduct investigations lo attempt (o ascertain how the leaks had siccnrrcil." The six men apparently attempted to use a heavy larpaulin called brattice clolh used in all mines lo form an air pocket after an explosion. The Mining Enforcement and Safely Administration said in Washington lale Tuesday that the explosion had been caused by a pocket of methane gas. The administration hart previously cited -Scotia for methane levels of 5 to 15 per coil. A methane level of more than 5 per cent is considered dangerous, the administration said. O.W.Harris, a mine safely inspector for .MESA, said creivs would go back inlci (he mines around 4 p.m. today. "Al Ihe present time we are (csling the air current by monitor in Ihc mine." Harris said. "We plan (o have crews go back around -I p.m. and explore the territory and get more information." One miner, who asked his name not be used because it could jeopardize his job. said Ihe explosion occurred in a section of the mine dial a federal inspector had ruled unsafe because of the high level of gas only (he day before. Jasper Cornell of Knoxville, Term., \ice president of operations lor Ihe Illue Diamond Co.. denied allegations lhal the mine had a reputation of being unsafe Winds delay nuclear blast t'AHUTF. MESA. Nov. il.'I'D - I'n- favorahle wind patterns forced a 2-t-hour delay today in Ihe detonation of a hydrogen Iximb buried deep beneath Ihe desert floor The lest, code-named "Colby." originally was scheduled for dclonalion al ii-1'i am. PST. Afler a 4.vminule delay caused by winds blowing in a westerly direction, the detonation finally was put over unlil fills a.m. Thursday. The winds were nol strong but were blowing m Ihe direction of Ilealty, Nov., only :t.l miles from ground xcro. Any radiation leak from the detonation could have drilled over the small desert com miinilv Hie caucus slates rather Hum expending further lime, energy and money in Ihc preference primaries. Wallace who lour years ago shucked ami embarrassed Ihe Democrats by winning Hie Florida primary with w per cenl of the vole said he'was proud of Tuesday's finish even ihnugh ID por cent (if the Floriilians deserted him. Kurd proclaimed himself "overjoyed" by his victory, while Carter calleci his npsel of Wallace "unbelievable ... a major step forward" to a first ballot nomination in July in N'eu York. Wallace and Heagan tried lo mmimi/c their losses. The Alabama governor called his showing "splendid" in a slate be had Iwen favored low in. Reagan said "there's no chilling now I am going all the way lo Kansas City." With I.KB needed 'lor nomination. Reagan bad a total of ti delegates. With all :!.«U precincts reporting, the Republican vole was' FordsilK.KU- M per cenl Reagan- 2«2.ijm- j; per cenl The Democratic vole was- Caller. 4'M.K/it- :H per cenl Wallace: :W2.1(B~ Hi percent Jacksim,:m. 12D- 24 per cenl Ford won -H of the (Hi delegates lo Ihe Republican national convention, bringing his total lo % of the ].iu:l needed for nomination. Reagan has -II. Carter added :(-l convention votes for a total of 7(1. Wallace got 2G for a total of:,« and Jackson '1\ for a total ol 55. Rep Morris Udall. l)-Ari/... Ihe leading liberal Democrat who shunned campaigning in Florida, has 2:1 delegates of the 13ns needed for nomination. Florida kept on track Carter's two-year- old strategy for gaining the Dcniocralic presidential nomination lie broke out Iront by winning ihe Iowa precinct caucuses ami has added lhi New Hampshire-. Venuunl unit Florida primaries. The only blot is a fourth-place finish in Massachusetts last week. Democratic aspirants from Hie liberal "·ing left Ihc state to (he (op three. Only- Pennsylvania C.ov. Milion Shapp campaigned, hiil lie finished far lichind. favored by fewer than those who marked the ballot denoting "no preference " The Florida results were a severe and IKissihly fatal blow In Reagan's hopes of unsealing Ford WEARING A 1IRO.M) SMILE, former (Jenrgia Cot. Jimmy Carter shows his pleasure at Ihe outcome ol the Florida Democratic primary Tuesday. Carler beat out George Wallace and Henry Jackson and claims the fronlrunner position in Ihe campaign race. il'i'lPhotoi Times says spies infiltrated bureau Inside A congress'anal comroiilee says President Ford's budget would leave unemployment high and continue six percent inflation Page 5. · · · Two IPI senior editors express different opinions on how residents o! other countries view the United States in the lifih oi eight Great Decsicns articles. Page 9. » · A prosecution witness agamsi Pally Hearst gets a taste of his own medicine when delense attorney 1 Lee Bailey puts him under exanira lion PageB 11 · · · What are the chances for the Venn an Warriors and the rest of Ihe leans making a run al Ihe stale A 1 basket bull lii'e' ParjB 8 I Featured inlcnmiion today Opinion Weather . . '_ Lifestyle TV-Theater Comics Classified begins Selected stocks. Orjit'wies . Page 4 . Page 5 Pages 6. 7 . Page 10 Page 8 5 Page 0 6 Page B-fi Page B tI WASHINGTON' 'I'PI) - An agent assigned In Hie fill's Washington field "((ice in tin- lacns may have been a paid Soviet sp. tin 1 New York Times reported today Thu newspaper quoted a "former intelligence official" as sa\inghe had direcl knmvledgo thai (he FBI may have been penetrated by hoslite foreign inlelligencr agents al least three times - i;i Washington. New York and another unnamed I 1 S cilv -- since the end of World Uar 11. He sail! ,'lir evidence was drrunislantiiil in each case, and nn criminal charges ever wen- brought ajjainsl Ihe three agents. In Ihe case »f the Washington field agent, he said, ihc conclusion thai Ihe suspccl was working lor ihe KCB was inescapable. FBI Director Clarence Kellev, responding lo Hie newspaper account, said, "several allegations have come to mir ailenlinn ihat attempts have been made ID penetrate Hie FIJI " Rut he said .m "exhaustive mvesligalion" failed lo din: ii|i "any evidence thai a hostile Inmgn intelligence service ever successfully recruil ed or operated an cmninve n« Ihe FH1 " ' The New York Times said its source underload the Washington field agent, whose nanii- w a s nol disclosed, haii iniiialed conlracls wiih Ihe Soviets antl offered In s-.-ll information Here is the lormer ollicial's account as reported by trie Times: The bureau's suspicions were first aroused in Ihe early 1960s, he recalled, when three lop secrel documents were discovered missing from files al the field office, which is separate from FBI nalional headquarters Their whereabouts remained unknown. HIP former official said, until a disgruntled Soviet official somewhere in ihe world approached a I'.S. naval attache and of- lered losell him Ihe documents for SIO.OOO. FBI counterinielligence specialists later received information that a Washington field agenl who had access lo the documents had been working for the KGB. presumably lo help pay off substantial gambling debts. The bureau learned Ihe agenl would make contact wiih his Soviet "control" at a suburban Maryland telephone booth, and had undercover agents from ihe Baltimore office keep the booth under surveillance The suspected agenl arrived, dialed the phone, hung up. iben answered il when it rang Afler an extended conversation, he left Ihe booth, recognized Ihe Baltimore agent and left. The former official said the agenl irn- medialely broke off his relationship with the Russians. A polygraph examination proved inconclusive, and the agenl was allowed lo resign quietly, he said Pike charges CIA threatened career WASHINGTON.Vl'11- Rep. Otis Pike. l)-.Y . says Ihe CIA nol only threatened In destroy him politically bul'also tried lo discredit the work of Ins old House intelligence oommillee with a false claim of losl secrel documents In t w o speeches in ihc House Tuesdav Pike said CIA counsel Milchfll Kogo'.in threatened lo destroy his political future localise of his committee's approval ol a report cnlical of CIA operations 'Speak ups' to air graduation requirements Moreover, said Pike, at Ie*rt05 of the ... - secret documents the CIA claimed his committee faded to return have been found at the agency and the CIA has ad rmllcd n has no record of sending another ^^·"^"BtamonlMothc Pike said the Rogovin threat came in a telephone talk wiih SearJe Field staff director of ihe committee. Jan 23 shorll-' jiller Ihe panel voled 9--I for its controversial final repor. on CIA operations. 1 ike will pay for this, you wait and see I m serious. There will he a political NAMI'A - The Nampa school district will hosi one of a h.ilf-dozcri Stale Hoard of fCducaliCT'Spiiii.iored public "speak ups" on revising high school graduation rc(|inrrmcnl.'- ' Sampa's school board affirmed participation in the speak ups following an invitation conveyed lo board members at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening by .land Hay, Nampa. presidenl of the si ale cdiic.ilion hoard. Hay said graduation requirements hare nol been revised since the ins "We Ihink Ihe lime lias come lo look al re(|iiireincnlx" she said. "Some say Ihe diploma doesn't mean anything, abolish il. look al the student's records Cithers say increase Ihe requirements- look at competency-Insed achievements." She said ihe sneak ups. which will lie · held throughout the state on April 8. are designed lo give ilv public (he chance lo comment on whal is changes arc needed. "The speak ups are intended In provide us with input, which "We may Ihcn hold more speak ups. asking for additional comment, before ue revise graduation requirements." The speak up al Nampa has tentatively been scheduled al the high school lilllc theater. An evening time for Ihe session lias not lieen determined I lay said the formal o! Ibe session will include an explanalion of Ihe procedure and goals of ihe speak up as well as displays of material that has been mentioned for inclusion in new rer]uiremenls. An example, she said, would be material exemplifying such "survival skills" as Wanting a checkbook, or doing income lax. Those attending Ihe meeting »o?ild then break up groups to add their own rrcommeiidalions to thr list, and then report hack lo Ihe general meeting Nay said il is impoHanl lhal all segments of the community including patrons, parents, teachers, administrators and board members lake part in Ihe speak ups In other aclion the hoard: - Denied a request for a lime extension on completing demolition of Kenwood School as requested by Stafford Excavation and Demolition on grounds of sickness am) bad wealher Contracts call (or completing ibe work March Li. - Turned down a request that a questionnaire regarding a till emcrgencv telephone system for the county- hi- distributed through the district's schools. Discussed relocation of a kindergarten classroom from its present location al College Church of the N'a/arenc, deemed unaccepliible from Rogovin Tuesday denied Pike's v safely stand points by Idaho Department ol Labor inspectors. The siale is nol allowing any kindergarten or first grade classes lo take place in bascmenl quar- lers. such as (hose of the Nampa class The board approved relocation, leaving the As for the missing documents Pike said he sent four staff members to he CIA Monday and in less than two hours thr-v found 10S of the documents ' agnculiure program Curremlv Nampa is Ibe only district in Idaho wiih a three vear vo-ag program Hoard members look the mailer under advisement pending budTM analysis (Additional storv on Page l

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