Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 6, 1975 · Page 16
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 16

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 6, 1975
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41 July*, 197$ *«st Rattlesnake Hunt Draws 225 Seekers EMPORIUM. Pa. (AP) - More than 225 persons ranging in age from 14 to 77 and from as far away as California and Florida, registered Saturday for the 7th Annual Cameron County Rattlesnake Hunt. Only one woman, 25-year-old Jan Buksar, was registered. The twoday hunt for 100 rattlers and six copperheads ends today following preliminary eliminations Saturday. A crowd of more than 10,000 was expected, according to Malcolm Kitchen, the hunt chairman. Prizes will be awarded for the most rattlesnakes caught, largest, smallest, and the one with the most rattlers. The last event today will be the rattlesnake-sacking contest. The event takes place on an eight- foot square, wire-enclosed platform with two-men teams attempting to sack five live timber rattlers in the least amount of time. Last year, the winners accomplished the task in 21.2 seconds. Big-City Mayors Ask Billion Federal Aid tv stare of rev»aae sfcariog f«a8s tf the 'aaureeessioB hUd is passed, and raae*al oi general reveaue sH?.**^ would be pasted into 197*. aa election vear. ·Toooasidef abillof ^atsaaeiaao taterview. "There are ariv t* ways to gei a new expenditure." FaU. said. "Ooe is aew taxes and we're not talkiog about new taxes Congress is « , «ew taxes w a* «tee*»*. v«»." poi«\d ask the oxavofs is. ts BY frograiQ vou'rt prepared io uade foris fcill?" BOSTON - t* - Some of the nation's leading big-city mayors urgently appealed Saturday for $2 billion in emergency federal aid to fight the recession in their cities. Citing New York's financial problems, Mayor Joseph Alioto of San Francisco, president of the U. S. Conference of Mayors, told a news conference, "the seeds of New York are in even- American city." "We are here simply to sound the alarm." he said. "The Congress has got to give us help during this recession. We urgently need that." · * * MORE THAN 300 mayors, who gathered for the conference's annual meeting, will take up a resolution this week backing the emergency antirecession bill that goes before the Senate Government Operations Committee in Washington on Wednesday. That bill is not viewed favorably by Ford administration officials attending this conference. Furthermore, the nation's governors failed to back the legislation at their annual conference last month. The money would go only to states and local governments where the unemployment rate was above 6 per cent for three consecutive months. It could be spent as local officials saw fit. The mayors gathered amid another of a series of budget crises that have plagued Company to Administer Venezuelan Oil Industry CARACAS, Venezuela (AP)-Venezuela's oil industry will be administered by a new state company following nationalization, but the doors will remain open for ample cooperation with multinational companies, President Carlos Andres Perez said Saturday. The company, Petroven, will administer approximately 20 other state firms which will conserve the basic organization structure employed by the score of foreign firms which now operate the nation's 2.5 million-barrel-a day industry, Perez said. THE PRESIDENT spoke in an hour- long address, broadcast and televised nationwide, marking the 164th anniversary of Venezuela's independence from Spain. Perez, who has promised to nationalize the oil industry before the end of the year, Spain Asks U.S. For Military Aid In Deal for Bases · (C) New York Time* Service MADRID -- Spain has requested extensive military aid from the United States as '. part of a deal to permit its continued use : of Spanish bases, though on a reduced ." scale, American diplomatic sources said ;· Friday. ·; A precise list of items for ground, sea '- and air forces, handed over during the I round of negotiations that ended here '·' Thursday, Is reported to run to $1 billion '· to $2 billion. An American official, who ». said the request was being studied in ' Washington, indicated that it would not be ··'· fully met. '·· . · The United,States and Spain are nego- !; tiating an agreement to replace the one on ;·* cooperation and friendship that expires at ·I the end of September. Under the present ; terms the United States has the use of four bases -- at Torrejon, Saragossa, Rola and " Moron ^'for its Air Force and Navy. assured Venezuelans that the industry, once nationalized, will not be affected by partisan politics or any other influences, including "covert or open pressure or privilege of transnational entities." Venezuela's two-house congress currently is debating a government bill calling for total nationalization of the industry in return for compensation which would not exceed net book value of company assets. Congressional sources have indicated that the bill could be approved by mid-August. It would take effect when signed by Perez. "The nationalization of petroleum is a sovereign act of national will, constitutionally based," Perez said. "It is not an act of aggression against foreign interests or countries, but rather the clear and simple exercise of permanent sovereignty of a free country over its natural resources." cities periodically since the late l%Qs. forcing layoffs, reduced services and higher taxes. The mayors' conference estimates that local government has or will enact $13 billion in new taxes during the current crunch alone. · * * LITTLE MORE than 200 miles away, Abraham Beame, mayor of New York, was trying to determine on Saturday how many of the 19.000 city employes he laid off can be returned to the payroll with a $330-million local tax increase he won at week's end. Meanwhile, New York was paying sanitation men time and a half to help clean up 58,000 tons of garbage left uncollected during a four-day wildcat walkout in protest of the layoffs. Earlier in the week. Seattle Mayor Wes Uhlman overcame a recall effort launched by white firemen angered over his budget and minority hiring plans for the department. And in Dayton, Ohio, the city was turning street lights back on after half of them had been turned off to save money. Boston Mayor Kevin White rejected the contention that fiscal mismanagement had caused the problems of New York and other cities. "What (former New York Mayor John V.) Lindsay did was respond to a need that was there and that the federal government had ignored for the past decade. With the exception of general revenue sharing, Lindsay had no resources to respond to the social demands of the late 1960s. Now, as a consequence, in many cities, the bill has to be paid and we find ourselves in a financial crisis that has been increased by the recession," White said. White, Alioto, New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu and Newark, N.J., Mayor Kenneth Gibson, all Democrats and officials of the conference, catalogued a series of problems: unemployment rates of 40 per cent for black youths in Boston, property taxes at $2,000 a year on a $20,000 house in Newark and what they considered an unfair share of federal resources. The five-year, $30.2-billion general revenue sharing program has one more year to run. The mayors want another five-year bill passed. The Ford administration supports that and has asked for $39.8 billion for 1977 through 1982. But Jim Falk, associate director of the White House domestic council, argues that passage of the Democratic-sponsored anti- recession bill could threaten renewal of general revenue sharing. Falk said that governors and county officials would open a debate designed to re- An . UNtrodnct offer from McDo Buy a Big Mac Quarter P andgetafre regular size Sugar Free 7up! There's something new and just for you at McDonald's. It's a delightful, delicious and natural uncola that's right with any meal--Sugar Free 7up. As an introductory offer, you'll receive a free regular size serving of Sugar Free 7up when you buy a Big Mac, Quarter Pounder, or Quarter. Pounder with cheese. Just stop into the McDonald's in Charleston between July 7 and 13, for a freeSugar Free7up. It's another way we do it all for you. "Weight before cooking, ' 4 Ib. RECENT congressional debate of the nationalization bill has centered on a controversial clause that would allow formation of mixed private-public companies to cooperate in certain areas of the industry once it is taken over by the state. The clause has been rejected by the leading opposition Social Christian party and left-wing parties. Although Perez' nil ing center-left Democratic Action party has sufficient votes to approve the clause, the government has insisted that the nationalization bill enjoys "national conse- sus." "We hope to reach an understanding with the transnational companies," Perez told the nation, adding .that "we believe that their technological capacity and their marketing techniques confer upon them as well as upon other countries and other private entities, a usable role in future negotiations with state entities." Perez warned, however, that "adjustments are required in their (transnational companies') conduct to come to an understanding with a government and a people which will defend their economic sovereignty without condition or influence." 100 Yachts Expected CAPE TOWN, South Africa UPl - Next January's Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, yacht race is expected to draw 100 entries, race organizers said. 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