Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 19, 1974 · Page 15
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 15

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, May 19, 1974
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Keystone A member of the Kanawha Klowns troupe, Rolan Sayer, takes time out from the police parade in Charleston Saturday to shake hands with Robby Henzmann, 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Henzmann Jr. of 1633 Ravinia Rd. The parade was in observance of National Police Week. i : (Staff Photo by Ferrell Friend) Byrd Urges Faith Restoration ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Senate Majority Whip Robert C. Byrd, D-W. Va.,. says the No. 1 task facing the Democratic party "is to restore the faith of the people in their government." ! In a speech to Alaska Democrats Saturday, Byrd warned against "the pitfalls that lie in both the extremism of the right and the extremism of the left!" He said the party "can neither serve the B. S. Getting His Always on Sunday ByB.S.PaIausky best interest of our country nor survive as a viable political force if it moves away from the middle ground that has been its historic base." The nation needs a renewal of "ethical behavior in the world of government and business and commerce," he said. "There has tote recreated in our American society a climate of believability- where a statement by a political leader, or by a corporation president or by a union leader is believed because of confidence and trust in the person who utters it." Byrd went to Alaska at the invitation of Sen. -Mike Gravel, D-Alaska, who seconded Byrd's nomination when he was first elected majority whip in 1971. GAZETTE-MAIL IF. Va., Way 19, 1974 ECOND Jpa RONT PERSEVERE Government Will Survive Crisis, Graduates Assured By Rick Steelhammer Staff Writer U. S. Sen. Jennings Randolph, D-W. Va., urged more than 500 students graduating from West Virginia State College Saturday to dedicate themselves to "the long and arduous task of building a society based not only on material plenty, but also on justice, compassion and respect for each other." Randolph made the remarks during the college's 79th annual commencement ceremonies, held on Fleming Hall lawn, during a sweltering, summer-like afternoon. The state's senior senator said that, "It is time we begin the process of knowing ourselves" in order to discover "the sources of strength to persevere in the face of adversity. It is time to understand that we, as a nation, are not only a com- M.H.-State Merger Urged The West Virginia State College Alumni Assn. Saturday adopted a resolution calling for the merger of Morris Harvey College's liberal arts and other degree-granting programs with State's, with the consolidated program to be under the administration of State. The association's resolution also called upon the West Virginia Board of Regents to make Morris Harvey the campus of the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies, rather than an institution which would duplicate or compete with West Virginia State College. New officers of the association tor the coming year are William Lonesome, president; Marvin Mills, first vice president; William H. Page, second vice president; Doris Armstead, third vice president; Bessie Anderson, secretary; Virginia White, assistant secretary; and Carl T. Hairston, treasurer. posite of institutions and ideologies, but also of attitudes and mentalities," he said. RANDOLPH SAID he was convinced that America will "emerge readily from this period of turmoil," and that "the institutions and our system of government will survive the current crisis." He warned the graduates that "you will be goaded and prodded by teachers and preachers of gloom. I hope you will not go to the wailing wall or hold a magnifying glass to the faults of others," he said. "I'm asking all of you not to cop out and run from the responsibilities that face you," Randolph added. Noting the upcoming American bicen- tenniel, the senator urged graduates to "look back and observe the many worthwhile achievements that we have accomplished since this fledgling nation embarked on an experience in democracy never before undertaken." Randolph reminded the group that "America did not begin just when you were born," and said that it was a country that "has not lost its way," and "will not become a land of want and squalor." U.S. SEN. JENNINGS RANDOLPH ' 'It Is Time to Know Ourselves" "Our Governor, who's Arch in China, this is a (mumble, mumble) tape-recording, and just as I promised, I am going to spill my guts and fill you in on what's going on here while you are away. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. It's true, it's true, Mr. Nice is turning his coat. Sneer now if you must, but you'll be surprised later when you see how well finking paj off. And, I'm telling everything -- the elections, the snide remarks about Morris Harvey, about the State Building Commission wanting to quit, what the legislature is not doing . . . all of it. What's really in it for me? Well, mainly, I finally get something named after me in this state. *· THE WHOLE THING started when I stumbled across the real reason Our Governor is in China. I don't want to reveal all of my investigative methods, so I'll just let it be known that the information I am using was found near a garbage can in South Charleston. It's all on a very bad tape cassette that spent too much time between a discarded banana and a Kanawha River carp. Despite the poor quality, I think the voices on the tape could belong to Our Governor and South Charleston Mayor J. Alfred Poe. I'm not real sure, but I think a lot of the mumbling at first deals v/ith throwing in the sponge and making a gift to the state of all of South Charleston except part of Spring Hill. That area is to be kept for development into a demonstration strip mine display. Visitors will be charged at least a dime. South Charleston proper is to be razed and turned into a lawn to surround the State's new permj|ient legislature head- quarters and living space. This complex of buildings will be put up near the Patrick Street Bridge with the South Charleston sewer plant (the neatest place in South Charleston) serving as foundation -- still functioning in its primary role. Of course, this means Our Governor will keep the legislature in special session forever. Poe gets to take up the dimes and will have Our Governor's personal permission to raise a herd of night crawlers on the lawn. NOW WE GET TO why Our Governor is really in China. There's this guy up on Cabin Creek (his name is garbled on the tape) who has developed a fatback and pinto bean recipe that, thanks to a secret ingredient, lends itself to eating by means of chopsticks. The game plan is for Our Governor to proclaim this the state dish. When it takes hold real good, China gets the West Virginia chopstick concession. Our Governor gets a genuine copy of the original plans for the Great Wall. Eventually, when Our Governor's plans for the future blossom fully, our state's version of the Great Wall will be thrown up around Hunlington with Our Governor on the inside looking out. The base of our wall will be junked cars bonded together by a papier-mache made of old campaign posters and literature. (Now you all know what A. James Manchin is really up to.) And, finally we get to what's in it for Mr. Nice. Well, with the help of some of the other stuff on the tape that I am holding back, it is a lead-pipe cinch. .. It it-to be the Great Wall of B.S. GRADUATION AT WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE More Than 500 Students Received Degrees 4 Democrat House Races Lost by Act By Herb Little The Associated Press But only the top three Marion candidates were nominated and the fourth nom- Residence restrictions in the 1973 House of Delegates reapportionment act changed the outcomes of four Democratic primary races last week from what they would have been if based on vote totals alone. One House incumbent lost a nomination he otherwise would have won. Another incumbent won a nomination he otherwise would have lost. In nine of the 36 delegate districts created by the act, there are residence restrictions to protect small-population counties from being shut off from a chance to elect delegates. · FOR EXAMPLE, the act allots four delegates to the 16th Delegate District (Lincoln and Logan counties) but provides that no more than three residents of the same county may be elected. Subsequent legislation this year also applied the restrictions to the nominating process in primaries. The legislature deemed the restrictions a politically necessary compromise between the court-mandated effort to move closer to "one man, one vote" apportionment of seats and small counties' fears that they would be shut out in the process. A three-judge federal district court panel has upheld the act, including the residence restrictions. They altered the outcomes of Democratic races in the 10th, 16th, 26th and 35th delegate districts. No Republican races were affected. Del. Ervin S. Queen, D-Logan, vice chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is now a lame duck because of the residence restriction in the 16th District, where Logan County has almost 2 times the population of Lincoln. Logan countians ran up the five highest vote totals among the district's 10 Democratic candidates. Queen ran fourth. BUT SINCE no more than three of the four nominees could be from the same county, the nominations went to the Logan countians who finished first, second and third and to the high man among Lincoln candidates, Sammy D. Dalton of Harts. Dallon ran sixth districtwide. While a residence restriction cost Queen his chance of re-election, an identical restriction in the 26th District (Marion and Taylor counties) had the opposite effect for Del. Samuel A. Morasco, D-Taylor. The 26th District is allotted four delegates, with a maximum of three from the same county. In the 13-candidate race, Marion countians won the top five spots in the'A'Oting. Statehouse Note Book ination went to Morasco. who ran sixth. SIMILARLY, C. Bruce Secrist was a loser in the 35th District, although he ran third in balloting for three nominations. Berkeley and Morgan counties and one magisterial district of Jefferson County )rise the district. No more than two of the three nominees may be from the same county. The candidates who ran first and second were Berkeley countians like Secrist. The third nomination therefore went not to Secrist but to the top vote-getter from outside Berkeley, Terry T. Harden of Morgan County. Harden ran fourth among the five candidates. The residence restriction as to the 10th District (Jackson, Mason and P u t n a m counties) is unique in that, besides providing that not more than two of the district's four delegates may be from the same county, it guarantees each county at least one. However, there was no Mason countian among the six primary candidates. Putnam countians ran first" second and fourth and a Jackson resident ran third. Because of the maximum of two from the same county, the Putnam countian who ran fourth, Sam E. Cole of Hurricane, was not nominated. Instead, the fourth nomination remains vacant. It may be filled by party committee action before the general election, but the nominee must bejom Mason. u

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