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GAZETTE-MAIL C I T Y E D I T I O N THE OUTLOOK - Variable cloudiness and warm. Highs in the 70s. Lows in the 50s. Details on Page 8A. Charleston, West Virginia, Sunday Morning, May 19,1974 ' " , , ' - · ; . ' / f · ", } ""»"^;'; · , ',,''', , , - , . ' ^ S j / j . ^^''·'^^^^^W^/'^'-^Vi / X^JV-^, f ^;~i^i^,^, -,,! - - « - -j-^-i-vy; ~ , . ,"" 'yiy^^^ ^^^^^^^^^·^^^^^···^···················^···^^······^······^·^·^mtif-'rii-'rttif---·-.-__r ii|ni*inil***«**««*«*i»«»*^^i»iiMiMiiUilliiJHIiM«««*.a***««.«««^^··£·****! *i iH*i i lamma***.* ( t"i 'Kl""llit--' *" -n *" _·" I M I H I I I M - - ~ ' "·· ,f...f , ' 30 Cents BEST C O M I C S Kissinger Breaks Mideast Deadlock By Barry Schweid JERUSALEM (AP) - Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger scored an apparent breakthrough Saturday in his bid to separate Israeli and Syrian armies by getting an American proposal tentatively accepted by both sides. The turnabout from an im- pending impasse developed at a 3Vz-hour meeting with Syrian President Hafez Assad in Damascus. Kissinger then flew to Jerusalem to report to the Israeli negotiating team. Following a two-hour session, Israeli Information Minister Shimon Peres said: "We have already accepted the Strip Leases On Indian Site Hinted Void -Staff Photo by,Ferrell Friend INCOMING WVEA OFFICERS TAKE A BREAK DURING SATURDAY'S CLOSING SESSION Vice Presi'dent C. Neil Albaugh (left) andPresident Paul Vennari Off icers WVEA Chooses Unsympathetic to Bargaining By Kay Michael James Stone, executive secretary of the West Virginia Education Assn. (WVEA), may be looking for a new job. Delegates to the association's annual Delegate Assembly Saturday concluded their three-day meeting by voting in a slate of new officers known to be unsympathetic to. their secretary's position on a number of issues, including a negotiations bill. 2 Cyclists Are Killed Motorcyclists from Logan and Gilmer counties have become the state's latest highway fatalities. Larry Gene Workman, 20, of Chapmanville was killed Saturday when the cycle he was riding crashed into the rear of a pickup truck on a rural road near Logan. State Police said the truck, operated by Willie Tomblin, 63, of Harts, was backing up at the time. Larry D. Woofter, 24, of Weston died late Friday of injuries received Thursday when his motorcycle went out of control and crashed on U.S. 119 near Lynn in,Gilmer County. At the time of the accident, Woofter was being pursued by the Weston city police and the Lewis County Sheriff's office. Weston Police Chief George Blake said officers tried to pull Woofter over in the city on misdemeanor charges of speeding and failure to wear a safety helmet. He said officers also suspected the cycle may have been stolen. Although delegates voted Saturday to support negotiations, they deleted a provision in their resolution calling for a statewide contract. MOREOVER, DISCUSSION on the negotiations resolution indicated most delegates had an aversion to language that would associate their bill with labor legislation, language such as collective bargaining, agency shop and maintenance of members. Approval of the amendment deleting a statewide contract came over objections from Stone, who claimed it would deprive counties of having the option of choosing an agency shop or maintenance of membership. The executive secretary's job security rests with newly- elected President Paul Ven- nari of Raleigh County; C. Neil Albaugh of Upshur County, vice president; and members the new and expanded executive committee. Vennari said he had no intention of immediately dismissing Stone. "The point is now to try to get the WVEA back together again. I want a unified, all-inclusive WVEA." He said any action on Stone's, contract, which expires June 30, would have to be taken by the executive committee. "I have mixed emotions," he said of Stone. "Jim Stone and I are good friends and have been for years. But we've also been in disagreement. I believe he is interested in our teachers. I'll have to sit down and talk with him." Albaugh said he was appointed to implement the in- structions of the Delegate Assembly, adding he expected some resolution concerning Stone to reach the floor before adjournment. That resolution came near the end of the session. It directed new officers to reem- ploy current employes of the WVEA administrative office. On a motion from a Mason County delegate, the resolution was tabled. Stone had no immediate comment on the outcome of (Turn to Page 8A, Col. 1) By Ben A. Franklin (c) New York Times Service WASHINGTON - The Interior Department was reported Saturday to have decided to cancel leases for strip raining for coal on 260,000 acres of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana. Indians have charged that the Bureau of Indian Affairs cheated them in negotiations for coal mining rights to their lands. The leases, dating to 1969, are potentially worth billions of dollars to four major energy corporations and two groups of land speculators. THE INTERIOR Department's reported decision surprised many observers because it was considered both radically "pro-Indian" and a blow to the Nixon administration's plans for rapid coal de- velopm"e"rit in the Great Plains states. Rep. John Melcher, a Mon: tana Democrat, whose district embraces the largely barren, 415,000-acre reservation east of Billings, reported the decision in a statement released by his Billings office that became known here Saturday. Officials of the department, who had expected Interior Secretary Rogers C.B. Morton to announce a decision momentarily after separate meetings here last Wednesday (Turn to Page 8A, Col. 4) 21 Freed In Turkey ANKARA, Turkey -- UP) -President Fahri Koroturk signed an amnesty bill into law Saturday, releasing 21 Americans from prison and reducing the sentences of four others. Among the Americans to be released are Jerry Mills of California and James Menton of Boston, Mass., officials said. No hometown was given for Mills. Both are serving 10-year terms in an Istanbul prison for drug smuggling and have served half their sentences. The terms for three Americans jailed on drug charges were reduced 'from life to 24 years. They are Katherine Zenz, 28, of Lancaster, Wis.; Joann McDaniel, 29, of Salem, Ore.; and Robert E. Hubbard, 23, of San Diego, Calif. A fourth American, William Hayes of North Babylon, N.Y., had his 30-year term on a drug smuggling charge pared to 25 years. American proposals, and so have the Syrians." "Significant progress has been made in these talks. The Syrians are rather receptive to the American ideas and principles." He said the Israeli government expected that "in two or three days" an agreement separating the opposing forces in the Golan Heights "will be decided finally." »· INFORMED ISRAELI sources said the main thrust of the latest developments was the inproduction of an American proposal that was more acceptable to Syria than a plan offered by its enemy, Israel. The sources said the American proposal differed little from the Israeli plan but involved handing back "a few more villages and a bit more territory." They said Israel apparently now was willing to give Syria civil administration for the whole of Quneitra, the war- ravaged provincial capital in the Golan Heights, instead of only the eastern third of the town. All the relinquished territory would be part of a United Nations buffer zone, the informants said. Peres said the American proposal involved a guarantee of the security of Israeli settlements in the Golan Heights, but he did not elaborate. Earlier, Kissinger had. drafted a statement to explain why he was leaving the area without a settlement, but then found the tide turning in his session with Assad. U. S. officials described Kissinger as "very optimistic," Newsmen were told unless there was an unexpected snag the agreement would be signed in Geneva by Israeli and Syrian representatives. The fighting is expected to continue until that point, but it will end when there is a settlement. »· THESE OFFICIALS con- Patty Hearst Not Among Five SLA Members Killed LOS ANGELES - (AP) Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was not among the victims of a Shootout at a reputed Symbionese Liberation Army hideout, the coroner's office Women Hit Pit Jobs LOGAN ( A P ) - A group of Logan County coal miners' wives has started a petition drive against the proposed hiring of women as underground coal miners. The Equal Opportunity Employment Division of the Department of the Interior has approved a proposal by Island Creek Coal Co. to hire 10 women miners in the county. No hiring has yet taken place. Mrs. Mary Ellis said the petition will be delivered to the state legislature in attempt to stop the plan. She said the women object to such things as the lack of privacy women miners would be subjected to inside a coal mine. said Saturday. Donald D. DeFreeze, self-styled field marshal of the terrorist SLA, was identified as one of the dead. A spokesman for the Hearsts said at their home in Hillsborough, Calif., that the family was "certainly relieved.' " Los Angeles Coroner Thomas Noguchi said four of the five victims had been identified. And he said the remaining victim was definitely not Miss Hearst. "Extensive comparative studies have excluded Miss Patricia Hearst as the one white female victim who re- mains unidentified," Noguchi said. He said that, in addition to DeFreeze, the other victims, all suspected SLA members, were Nancy Ling Perry, Patricia Soltysik and William Wolfe. »· IDENTIFICATION of the victims, killed Friday night, was delayed because their bodies were badly charred in the fire that broke out during the Shootout. The SLA claims to have kid- naped Miss Hearst, 20, from her Berkeley apartment Feb. 4. She has not been heard from since April 23, when she re- peated her renunciation of her family and said she had joined the terrorists. Noguchi said he called the Hearst family to tell them Pa-, tricia was not among the victims. A police spokesman with Noguchi was asked whether Miss Hearst could still be with two other suspected SLA members believed at large. "I cannot speculate on that," he replied. »· THE RAID on the house Friday was triggered by an unidentified woman who fled (Turn to Page 8A, Col. 1) Enemy Near Saigon BEN CAT, Vietnam - UK -Thousands of Saigon troops moved into this town 25 miles north of. Saigon on Saturday a f t e r North Vietnamese forces advanced to within half a mile. The North Vietnamese rolled over three government outposts and seized a village, field officers said. Fierce fighting erupted in the region Thursday night, the field officers said. In the last two days, the North Vietnamese troops poured hundreds of artillery, rocket and mortar shells into the area, including. Ben Cat itself, Nixon Given Even Odds in House By Donald M. Rothberg WASHINGTON - W) Vice Presrdent Gerald R. Ford says he thinks there is an even chance the House Judiciary Committee will vote to Charleston' 3 Tidewater 1 impeach President Nixon. But Ford says he does not think an i m p e a c h m e n t resolution would pass the House. "I suspect the odds are 50-50 on the committee," Ford said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I don't think the odds are 50-50 ih the House. "I think, at the moment, the President could probably win in the House, a 4 to 3 ratio, something like that." If the impeachment move is defeated, Ford said, it then would take successes in foreign and domestic policy for I* the President to recover the public support he has lost during the past year. "I think if the President and Henry Kissinger are successful in the Middle East... and I think the prospects are fairly encouraging, I think that would be most helpful. . . "If the economy stays strong, if u n e m p l o y m e n t doesn't go up, if people are feeling happier about their economic prospects, I think that would help, but not as dramatically as something involving peace," Ford said. THE FOLLOWING are excerpts from the interview: Q. In view of what you've said about an impeachable offense coming down to what the majority of the House determines, how do you assess the likelihood the House Judiciary Committee will approve an impeachment resolution and what the House then will do?, A. I suspect the odds are 50-50 on the committee. I don't think the odds are 50-50 in the House. I think, at the moment, the President could- probably win in the House, a 4 to 3 ratio, something like that. Q. Even in view of the statements by House Republican leaders John Rhodes of Arizona and John Anderson of Illinois suggesting the President consider resignation? A. Those are not statements on how they're going to vote. Those are statements on resignation. I don't think you could use one to prove the other. Q. How would you evaluate those statements? Are they trying to warn the President (Turn to Page 2A, Col. 1) I the officers said. By Saturday afternoon, about 20 civilian houses had been damaged by the shelling, which was still continuing, but at a lighter tempo. The field officers said the three outposts, spread from half a mile to four miles west and southwest of Ben Cat, were defended by about 300 militia troops and half of them had reached .rear government lines after their positions were overwhelmed by a North Vietnamese regiment estimated numbering up to 2,000 troops. The rest are either dead, wounded, missing or captured, the officers said. Ben Cat is in the heart of the "Iron Triangle" along the Saigon River corridor leading from Cambodia to Saigon. It has long been used as an infiltration route for North Vietnamese troops and supplies. Field officers speculated that the North Vietnamese wanted to consolidate their positions and take Ben Cat to secure the infiltration route. firmed, meanwhile, that President Nixon sent Kissinger; a message last Wednesday in ; (Turn to Page 8A, Col. 6) TERRY LYNN MOORE City Boy Drowns A 12-year-old Charleston youth drowned Saturday in the public swimming pool at Coonskin Park. . He was Terry Lynn Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Moore of 2002 Bowman Court, Apartment 91, Orchard Manor. He was a fifth grade student at Chandler Elementary School. : A spokesman at the swimming pool office said the drowning was the first fatality since the facility opened a · year ago. v " After he was retrieved from the water, the youngster was rushed by Aid Ambulance serT vice to the emergency room of the Charleston General Diyi? sion of Charleston Area Medi-' cal Center where personnel; tried to revive him for an hour and 15 minutes. (Turn to Page 8A, Col. 3) DONALD DEFREEZE PATRICIA SOLTYSIK GAZETTE-MAIL Death Angels, SLA And Flower Children Page IE Little Current Wins Preakness Always on Sunday IB Building News 6B-7B Business News 14C Classified Ads 14C-21C i Columnists 1E-3E Current Affairs IE Page 1C Editorials 2E Home, Family kD-14D Magazine 1M-36M Obituaries 13C Page Opposite 3E Sports 1C-12C Travel 29M-35M

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