Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 29, 1975 · Page 65
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 65

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 29, 1975
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179 --June 29,1975 Sunday Ga*ette-Mail ChvtaKxv West Virginia-47 Dead. 112 Wounded in Beirut Battling By IMfer JCMO BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Beirut residents battled with mortars and machine guns in the eastern suburbs Saturday, leaving 47 dead and 112 wounded in five days of street fighting, officials said. The government radio said "all roads leading into Beirut are insecure except two." Terrorized noncombatants learned that yet another armed faction had joined the half dozen already at war, a right-wing group calling itself the Front for the Protection of the Cedars. 'The confused conflict has pitted Moslem against Christian, left against right, Palestinian against Lebanese, rich against poor. Lebanese security men trying to enforce a cease-fire acknowledged that they were spending most of their time defending themselves. "Everyone is shooting out there, half the time we don't know who," one officer told correspondent Mohammed Salam. "We can only return fire with fire to protect ourselves." Salam has been trapped in one of the combat zones, a suburb called Chiyah, for four days. Nearly every window in his apartment is broken, three bullets are lodged in his bed, there is no electricity, no water, and the family has run out of food. His only contact with the outside world is a telephone. Two attempts to escape were aborted by sniper fire. ' . ' * * » v , · · WHILE bikini-clad bathing beauties strutted around the swimming pool at the St. Georges Club, Salam watched rocket- propelled grenades smash into a Chiyah apartment building. A woman ran across the street screaming, "Why, why, why?" ! Every faction has a different answer to the question. People In the News Gromyko ROME -- Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko and Italian President Giovanni Leone held talks on bilateral and international issues Saturday. They _^^ « also discussed proposals fr IP 1 * for a 'European security conference. On bilateral issues, the two men noted "the ex- I cellent state of relations" in all areas--economic, commercial, technical and cultural--officials said. On the Middle East, they agreed "on the need for a stable arid just peace with guarantees of the independence and security of all people in the area, including the Palestinians." .-·'.'" NASHVILLE, Tenn.--County music singer Roy Cark remained hospitalized in " fair condition Saturday;. ^" He has bronchial pneu- , monia. Cark, 42, costar of the 'Hee Haw' television I show, was admitted to St. | Thomas Hospital Thurs- iday. v ' : -'..: · · : :''.; "·· Clark S T E P H E N V I L L E , Newfoundland -- The last day of Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Tnideau's two-day tour of Newfoundland has been canceled because he woke up with a sore throat and fever Saturday, aides said. He had been scheduled j to visit Marystown on the south coast Saturday, then fly to St. John's to 1 address the annual Liber- Ttudeau al party ball. Right-wing militiamen of the predominantly Christian Phalange and natidnal Liberal parties say they are fighting to preserve Lebanese sovereignty. They claim it is threatened by Palestinian guerrillas and left-wing Moslems with foreign backing. The 1 Moselms say they are fighting in support of the Palestinian guerrillas. They are also demanding a greater share in Lebanon's government, which currently gives the Christian minority a -5 edge in parliament. Moderate Palestinian guerrilla groups led by Yasir Sttfcfat say they are not involved in the'fighting, but Palestinians t j have been seen shooting on city streets in Vfc apparent defiance of Arafat's cease-fire appeals. The Marxist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine has condemned Arafat for abandoning the guerrillas' struggle against what they claim is a Phalangist attempt to liquidate the resistance movement. And their left-wing Lebanese supporters have accused local security forces of being biased in favor of the Phalange. Nasserites, Baathists and Lebanese Communists are also involved, with backing from various radical Arab regimes like Libya and Iraq. Gun-toting fanatics with no particular political or religious affiliation have added to the anarchy by settling old scores. This is the third outbreak of fighting in Beirut since last April. Mounting casualties and physical damage to buildings and vehicles have been accompanied by paralysis of trade, commerce and tourism, Lebanon's big revenue earners. Banks, schools and shops are closed. The U.S. and other embassies have warned Lebanon's large foreign community to stay at home because of sniper fire and dynamite explosions. Chiyah and Ein Rummaneh are the main combat zones, two sprawling low-income housing areas around the city's largest Palestinian refugee camps straddling the main highway to Damascus. Their streets are littered with shell casings and other war debris. Armed gangs make roadblocks out of sandbags and trade fire with mortars, bazookas and heavy machine guns. Some buildings have gaping holes, others are gutted by fire and few have escapted lesser bullet damage. Many residents have fled to safer parts of the city, others are pinned down by incessant gunfire. TWO OUTBREAKS of shooting have erupted in Beirut's central business districts, housing major Arab and foreign Lebanese Youth Runs for Cover Battle Scene in Beirut's Chiyah District banks, but Lebanese security forces were able to subdue the combatants. Other fashionable shopping areas and wealthy residential districts on the sea coast have been untouched by street fighting. But hit-and-run bombers have dynamited scattered commercial establishments at night, shaking residents out of their beds. Beirut Radio attributed these blasts to "elements who want to escalate tension." But one of the targets was a furniture Bookmobile Plans Jackson Stops SPENCER - The West Virginia Library Commission -- Alpha Region bookmobile will visit these Jackson County stops: Monday -- Evans (Methodist Church), 10 to 10:45 a.m.; Mount Alto (Click's Store), 11 to 11:45 a.m.; Millwood, noon to 1:15 p.m.; Evergreen Hills (church), 1:45 to 2:30 p.m.; Cottageville (Fabric Shop), 2:45 to 3:15 p.m. Tuesday -- Fairplain, 9:30 to 10 a.m.; Staats Mills (Aplin School), 11 to noon; Staats Mills (post office), 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; Wednesday -- Frozen Camp (church), 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.; Given (post office), 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.; Kenna (post office), 2 to 2:30 p.m.; Marshall (Stewart residence), 3:30 to 4 p.m. 2 From County Receive Medals TROY, N.Y. - TWO Charleston, W. Va., area high school students have been awarded the Rensselaer Medal from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. They are Julia L. Hill of South Charleston and John A. Magee of Charleston. The medal is given to llth grade students for outstanding achievement in mathematics and science. Miss Hill is.a student at South Charleston High and Magee attends Charleston Catholic High. store where employes have been on strike. Other explosions at banks and grocery stores indicated an economic grudge by poor Moslems against rich Christians. Virtually all the country's political leaders have called for "national reconciliation." The Imam Musa Sadr, leader of the Shiite sect, is staging a hunger strike in a mosque until the violence ends. But Premier-designate Rashid Karami has been unable to appoint a cabinet that will appease all factions since the collapse of a short-lived military government a month ago. On Friday, Karami was invited to meet with Presisent Suleiman Fanjieh. He declined, saying he wouldn't go to the presidential palace "until the roads are safe." Heart Patient Feeling Fine NEW ORLEANS (AP) -The second heart patient to be treated with a revolutionary "umbrella implant" is feeling fine and ready to go home to California, says doctors at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. Kirk Hester, 17, of Heber, Calif., had his "ope'ration" Tuesday. Two tiny fiber umbrellas were inserted into his leg and manipulated upwards through a large vein until they reached his heart, where, it is hoped, they will permanently seal a small hole. The alternative would have been open heart surgery, risky in Kirk's case because he suffered a small stroke just a month ago. The procedure was developed at Ochsner earlier this year and successfully performed first on Suzanne Creppel, 17, last April, to correct a small hole in her heart. Kirk was discharged from the hospital' Ssturday and his parents said he will be · able to walk, swim and drive a car right away, although he's been advised to stay away from his three motorcycles for a while. In eight to 12, weeks, they added, he should be we!! enough to do anything he wants. "AMMAN, Jordan--Queen Alia of Jordan is pregnant and is expected to give birth in December, a palace spokesman announced Saturday. It will be her second child. The first, Princess Haya, was born last year. King Hussein has five other children from two previous marriages. !'RICHMOND, Va. -George William Holyfield has had his final wish carried out. He has been buried with his motorcycle. 'I Holyfield, 23, told his family and friends recently that if anything ever happened to Him he wanted to be buried with his cus- fomized Barley Davidson "chopper." J He was electrocuted Tuesday when he apparently touched some bare wires while working on a utility pole in the city, police said. :· He and his cycle were placed in the same grave Friday at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Holyfield's sister, Shirley Horsley, said her brother had been riding and working on motorcycles since he was a young teenager. (Individual Retirement Account) ,1 KanawhaViUley Bank offers a tax-free retirement plan for people who don't have a retirement plan. . ELK RIVER, Minn.-A young Irish boy who got off at the wrong stop has found a summer home with an Elk River family. ! Paul Stewart, 11, of Belfast, Northern Ireland, was supposed to have left his bus Thursday at Moorhead along with a dozen other Irish youngsters, but he was confused and stayed on until St. Cloud. ! When Paul got off the bus at St. Cloud, he found no one to meet him. i Virgil Mulvaney of the nearby community of Elk River found the youth crying and offered to feed him «nite arrangements were made to return Paul to his host family in Moorhead. However, the Mulvaney family decided Paul would be welcome to spend the summer with them and the youngster readily agreed. i "Another child would not make a lot of difference," said Mulvaney, who has 13 children of his own. Thirty-four Northern Irish children ages 9-12 are spending the summer with Upper Midwest families, :in a vacation from the A'civil war atmospfcre of their homeland. ·SSrv ' · ·· - far · · · · .·'..,;. . "Who qualifies for IRA?" Any employed person not covered by a qualified pension plan can start a tax-free retirement savings called an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) at Kanawha Valley Bank. If your employerdoes not have a pension plan, you're eligible. If you are self- employed, you're eligible. "You say IRA is tax-deductible?" What you put in IRA each year is fully deductible from your gross income f o r . Federal Income Tax purposes, whether you itemize deductions or not. Both husband and wife can have a separate IRA and each deposit up to $1,500 per year. And, on a joint tax return you and your spouse can each deduct the total amount you both put in IRA to a maximum of $3,000. The interest your deposits earn is tax-free, too. "How much do I need to open my IRA?" At Kanawha Valley Bank $100 will start you on your way. Then you may add any amount, at any time, up to a total of $1,500 each year. An IRA can earn as much as 1%% tax-free interest at Kanawha Valley Bank.* The first $1,000 you deposit each year to IRA will earn 5£% interest. When your balance reaches $1,000 you can convert your retirement funds to a Valley Certificate of Deposit for as long as 4 to 6 years which currently earns 7M% interest. Certificates of Deposit for shorter periods of time at lower rates of interest are also available. 'Subject to change depending on money market conditions. IRA is the newest of a variety of Savings Plans available at Kanawha Valley Bank. When you have more savings customers than any other Charleston area bank you realize why people save. We know retirement is one very important reason. That's why we decided to offer this special program as provided by Congress. And remember, your IRA can earn higher interest rates at Kanawha Valley Bank. So, come on in and talk over an IRA with one of our Customer Service representatives located in the Main Lobby. Or, call 348-7244 and get the facts. Federal law and regulation prohibit payment of a time deposit prior to maturity unless three months interest thereon is forfeited and interest on the amount withdrawn is reduced to the regular savings rate. All savings and checking accounts are insured up to $40,000 by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. People /^ u Ccin talkto Organized 1867 Member FDIC Where Capitol Crosses Lee Phone 343-7244 ,MA.

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