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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 1

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GAZE 1TE - CITY E D I T I O N THE OUTLOOK--Thunderstorms likely. High in the 80s. More weather on Page 8A. Charleston, West Virginia, Sunday, July 16, 1972 g Platform By Betty Mills The Associated Press , Strong planks on the environment and consumer protection will be included in the 1972 West Virginia Republican party platform, according 'to State GOP Chairman-Thomas Potter. The party's platform commit «e met for more than three hours here Saturday to hammer out the draft of a platform to be presented to the state GOP convention here Aug. 5. The committee appointee seven of its members to sort out the various proposals approved Saturday and draft the document S to be considered by the convention. The platform committee will meet again Aug. 4 to finalize the platform. IN ADDITION to ecological and consumer problems, the platform will contain the following provisions, according to Potter: »A strong plank on law enforcement, including a recommendation -that the convention support a statewide public defender system. *-A complete revision of the criminal procedural and juvenile laws. A strong civil rights plank, including a recommendation that the West Virginia Human Rights Commission receive full funding and strict enforcement law. of the existing A. recommendation that food be removed from the con- sumer-sales tax; a call for a constitutional amendment for homestead exemption; and an exemption of all types of retirement income from income tax. *-A call for a constitutional amendment providing a bond- issue for the sole use of tfae secondary road system. ^A strong plank about revitalizing the state's vocational education system. -A call foe penal reform. »-A strong plank on drug abuse, including provisions for strict enforcement of the laws, education and rehabilitation programs. Potter said the platform would ie a "statement of principles on which all the Republican candi dates can run on." The lengthy afternoon session provided a spirited debate oh a number of issues, Potter said and "there was a great deal o difference of opinion, but it was very intelligent and interesting.' The platform drafting commit :ee consists of Senate Minority Deader Chester R. Hubbard and louse Minority Leader Georg Seibert, both R-Ohio; Del. Ortbn Jones, R-Roane; Del. Paul Za caib, R-Kanawha; Del. Ro 1 logerscr,, R-Marshall; Ro Dunn of Charleston; Michae This Week Park _, otOTS Should strip mining be abolished in West Virginia? Should handguns be illegal? Should wine be sold in grocery stores? How about the legalization of marijuana and abor- ti ? n? Are West Virginians satisfied W it n the justice of the" peace sys-:- tem? ! The Gazette's West Virginia poll explored these questions' among a cross-section of state 'voters. The results of the poll on these questions will start Monday. Waiters Smith State Park, a charming recreational area in Harrison County, is threatened by strip mining. . . .or is it? You can make -iip your own mind after. reading Mary Walton's account on Monday's Living Page. Q.-- Are there any Softball All-Americans in West Virginia? A.-Yes. There are two and they are girls and they're from Charleston. S. J. Eastcrling writes about them in this week's Gazette sports section. Cosmetic surgery has become the latest status symbol in middle America. In the past it was mostly women who sought to make themselves younger. However, in the P 3 ^ *i ve y ears a fantastic number of men are seeking the surgeon's skills. Charleston plastic surgeon Jacques Charbonniez tells staff wriler Michael White why. Variety is always yours in The Charleston Gazette Travel Refuse The State Newspaper · You've got a ch'ance to save some money in your future air travels after you read a special consumer affairs article on airline pricing structure. Richard Haas, Daily Mail business writer, also touches on air tour' travel in a midweek report. In another business page feature, Sylvia Porter takes a look at beef in Monday's Daily Mail and suggests ways to cool off high prices with a deep freeze. In a pictorial series, the Daily Mail continues to focus attention on the "Shame of Our Streams," riverbank litter that does little for our image as careful caretakers of beautiful natural resources. Fc'.ir double-headers are on schedule for the Charlies next week and Sports Editor Bill Smith will be reporting on this "bonus" as Charleston seeks to protect its league lead. Poling, president of the statewide Young Republicans organization; Teresa Lucas, an 18- year-old from Gauley Bridge and Edgar Heiskell, Republican candidate for secretary of state. McGovern Rules Out Israel Visit ©'W. Y. Times Scruice WASHINGTON--Sen. George M c G o v e r n , the Democratic presidential nominee, has decided against any foreign travel between now and the November election. Some senior staff members lave been urging that he visit Israel, and perhaps Italy and [reland, as a gesture to the vital three I's of American ethnic politics in the traditionally quiet period between the Democratic and Republican conventions. They have been concerned about his reported inability, despite repeated efforts, during the recent primary campaigns to convince Jewish voters in such Democratic strongholds as New York City that he would not, If elected, weaken U.S. support for Israel. THE TRIPS to Italy and Ireland would have been aimed at the lingering old-country sentiments of the historically Democratic, 7 but presumably somewhat;Conservative voters of Italian -and Irish stock who may have felt overlooked as McGovern has directed his appeals to blacks, Chicanes, Indians and women. Other advisers have argued just as strongly against pilgrimages "abroad, contending that they would be so blatantly political as to damage the candidate's image. .In a brief conversation aboard (Please Turn To Page 9A, Col. 1) Doubly Cool Eight-year-old Nikky Dihigo of Utica, N. Y., found out that Saturday's hot and muggy weather called for a cooling lick of ice cream. Rusty, hi.s Irish setter, agreed. (AP Wireshoto) New Peace Talk Possibility Held Open By Gaylord Shaw with presidential adviser Henry wants without any negotiation/ ITtemfiMAH tt T^ !·«!«. *»_. u T_ _ _. T^!-- , · »-rl __.. » _ _ . . · _ . » . . ,, SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.-W) Kissinger if Kissinger has Secretary of State William P. Rogers held open Saturday the possibility of new secret Viet- lam peace talks and said 'there are some slight nuances" n Hanoi's' latest proposals that 'give us some encouragement." "something new" to discuss. · . » - . . BUT ROGERS said the United States is "prepared to have any kind of diplomatic activity" that holds out hope for peace. Rogers came to California to Emerging from an hour-long report to Nixon on the 11-nation meeting with President Nixon, Rogers told newsmen on the [awn of the Western White House that he did not want to raise premature hopes of prog ress toward ending the war. He would not comment direct- y on the statement Saturday by a chief North Vietnamese nego- lator, Le Due Tho, that he is Kissinger, Nixon's assistant or national security affairs, who has held more than a dozen private sessions with North Vietnamese negotiators in the past three years, sat in on Nixotfs meeting with Rogers. jrish Cities Erupt; 1,000 Flee South ready to hold more private talks SPYING U.S. Intelligence Held Encircling Communists around-the-world tour he com pleted on Wednesday. He said lie found in the countries he visited that Nixon is "regarded|| as the world leader in- the caus«s|| for peace." "Without exception," he con-|j tinued 1 , Nixon's programs are greeted with "warmth and enthusiasm" by foreign leaders. GAZETTE-MAIL SPOTLIGHT If you haven't plarced yours, the travel editor ot the West Virginia Department of Commerce-- Mrs. Barbara McCallam-- has some tips that would make 1972 a memorable vacation for you. "Far From the Maddening Crowd," she calls it, a report in Monday's ffbarlesfon fflml By Benjamin Welles © N. Y. Times Service WASfflNGTON-The United States is reported to have re- [ined its electronic intelligence ^chniques to the point where it can break Soviet codes, listen to and understand Soviet communications and coding systems and keep track of virtually every Soviet jet plane or missile- carrying submarine around the world. "We're able to break every code they've got," a former analyst in the National Security Agency, one of the most secret of the government's many intel- igence groups, is quoted as saying in the August issue of Ram- arts magazine, which is pub- ished by Noah's Ark Inc., of Berkeley, Calif. ·»· THE FORMER . a n a l y s t , whose name was not given in he article, was an Air Force staff sergeant who was discharged from military service in 1969 after thre* vears- of overseas duty as a communications traffic analyst for the agency in Turkey, West Germany and Indochina. He uses he pseudonym of Winslow Peck in the article. Peck, who is 25 years old, was recently interviewed, by a correspondent of The New York Times in California. Extensive ndependent checking in Washington with sources in and out of the government who were amiliar with intelligence matters has resulted in the corroboration of many of his revelations. But experts strongly denied that the United States had broken the sophisticated codes of the Soviet Union or of other foreign powers. The National Security Agency headquarters is at Fort Meade, near Baltimore. It has nearly 90,000 employes--most of them, military personnel--and spends j slightly less than $1 billion a| year. Unlike the Central Intelli-| gence Agency, the NSA's prima- 1 ry purpose is the collection of information--mast of it through advanced technology--but "it rarely, if ever, tries to evaluate the importance of the infonna- iimi or ir-ilyzc it, The Ramparts article says that the United Slates has encircled the Communist world with at least 2,000 electronic listening posts on land or on naval vessels or aircraft. United States electronically equipped aircraft, according to the article, are constantly penetrating the air space of the Soviet Union, China and other Communist countries to provoke and record their radar and sig- (Pleasc Turn To Page 8A, Col. 4) Rogers said he found a widespread feeling abroad that Nixon will win re-election. When asked whether Hanoi believes this, the secretary said he did not know but "certainly other nations close to them have expressed that thought." At the ocean-front Nixon compound Friday, former Treasury S e c r e t a r y John Connally emerged from a meeting with Nixon and accused Democratic presidential nominee George McGpvern of sabotaging the President's peace efforts. *· ASKED WHETHER he agreed with Cpnnally's statement, Rogers said McGovern's pledge to end the bombing of North Vietnam immediately and withdraw all American troops and support within 90 days "would give our adversary exactly what he McGovern: Hotv He Won and Who He Is --Page ID Page Always on Sunday .. ID Building News .... 11C Business News 4D Classified Ads .. 5D-11D Columnists .... 2D, 3D Community News . 9C Current Affairs ID Charleston LouibviUe Rained Out .Editorials .- 2D Home, Family . 1E-10E Magazine .... 1M-24M Obituaries IOC Page Opposite 3D Sports 1C-8C Travel ...... 22M, 23M Your Bridework .. 9C BELFAST--W--More than 1, ooo women and 'children:'fled Roman Catholic areas of Belfast on Saturday and took trains for Ireland fearing an upsurge in Northern Ireland's violence. Their exit followed hours of shooting in which two soldiers and two supposed gunmen died. j Almost 5,000 now have headed south to escape the Continuing violence in Belfast and other centers. »- THE EVACUATION was organized by politicians who have :Iose links with the Provisional 'rish Republican Army, fighting o merge mainly Protestant Northern Ireland will) predominantly Catholic Ireland. The d e p a r t u r e brought charges from Protestants that the TRA would be organizing a weekend push against the British army. Catholics, by contrast, contended that the British were planning sweeps through Catholic areas which had become IRA strongholds. One of the dead soldiers was a bomb disposal expert killed as he sought to defuse a milk chum packed with explosives on a country road near the border with Ireland. The other was a soldier shot dead in the Suffolk District of (Please Turn To Page 8A, Col. 3) Truckin 9 Along James Benjamin Schoonbeck lifts his'bride over the "threshold" i:.f his highway tractor as they prepare to depart for San Francisco on a honey- moon and his next rim for the Mayflower Lines. Miss Carol Ann Houle was married to Schoonbeck in Muskegon, Mich. (AP Wirephoto)

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