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STRIKES Peace in Pennsylvania, N. Y. 9 But Some Walkouts Continue The Auociated Preit The nation's labor scene during the Fourth of July holiday was a mixture of an apparent settlement of a state employes strike in Pennsylvania, a temporary reinstatement of sanitationmen in New York City and continued walkouts in Connecticut, Santa Clara County, Calif., and Atlanta. In Harrisburg, Pa., leaders of the state's latgest employe union met Saturday to make a final decision on a new two-year wage agreement designed to end a strike by 46,000 state workers that began last Tuesday. The outcome of the meeting was not immediately apparent. In Pennsylvania, state operations began returning to normal, parks were reopened, and most pickets were withdrawn. The municipal workers union was one of 10 unions involved in contract or wage negotiations with the state. The 10 unions represent more than 90,000 employes. AFSCME represents 76,000 of them. * » * ANOTHER LARGE union still on strike is the Pennsylvania Social Serviceunion -- PSSU -- which represents about 10,000 welfare, unemployment and social workers. Negotiator will continue for eight other smaller unions that still have not resolved wage or contract disputes with the state: Other unions now negotiating include AGREEMENT was reached Friday and called for an immediate pay hike of about 3.5 per cent, plus another 2.5 per cent next Jan. 1 and 6 per cent next July 1. It must be approved by the 700-member policy committee of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Em- ployes -- AFSCME. The committee's decision will in turn have to approve by rank- and-file members next week. New York City sanitationmen spent the holiday cleaning the streets of some 50,000 tons of garbate piled up during their wildcat walkout. Sporadic stoppages were reported Saturday in the collection of trash at parks and beaches as some laid-off maintenance workers continued to interfere with the movement of parks department sanitation trucks. In Connecticut, some 11,000 workers remained off the job. 10,000 of them at a nuclear shipbuilding plant at Groton which constructs nuclear submarines for the U.S. Navy. It was the state's biggest strike in 15 years. Officials in Santa Clara County, Calif., and three striking unions reportedly may consider renewing contract talks. About 5,000 county employes went on strike Tuesday over demands for an 11 per cent wage increase -- 4 per cent more than the county had offered. Construction workers in Atlanta entered the fifth day of their walkout. Members of the Laborers Internationl union rejected a 95-cent hourly pay increase over two years from the Associated General Contractors Inc. Union members now earn $8.97 an hour in benefits and wages. The strike has slowed work on million of dollars worth of projects, including the world's largest hotel, the 70-story Peachtree Plaze Hotel site. Carlos Only Known Name those covering physicians at state hospitals, teachers in various special state educational programs, state college faculty members and security units such as the state capital police force. In New York City, a parks department official said none of department's 14 sanitation truck garages were completely closed but some trucks were staying in the garages. Parks Administrator Edwin Weisl Jr. said most of the laid-off maintenance workers who had picketed the garages and kept trucks from rolling Friday "made their point and don't want to go to extremes." "They realize the situation's supposed to be resolved Monday," said Weisl. That's when Mayor Abraham D. Beame and other municipal officials return from their Fourth of July holidays to decide how to apportion some $330 million in new tax money that may restore some of the jobs. The new taxes were granted by the legislature and were expected to save about 20,000 of the 40,000 jobs Beame said would have to be eliminated to close a $641 million budget gap in the city's $12.1 billion budget. Among the problems to be resolved is what to do about 800 workers who were laid off last week from their jobs as sanitation workers, restroom attendants and handymen for the Parks Department. These workers are not members of the Uniformed Sanitationmen's Assn. which won-temporary reinstatement of the 2,000 men laid off in an austerity program after a three-day wildcat strike. A permanent decision on that problem is also facing the mayor as well as permanent layoffs in the police, fire and other city departments. I I · v"' ·t) : 'il ·sii Floaters 2 Women Arrested In Death Conspiracy The city of-Elba, Minn., had all the free water it wanted, after heavy rains evacuated all but six homes. The children of one family found a way to float around by hanging on to picnic tables. Elba also was flooded out in June of 1974. (APWireohoto) Mrs. Peron Calls Special Session PARIS (AP)--Two women, one British and one Colombian, were arrested Saturday and charged with conspiring with a foreign agent who shot and killed two French secret service agents and a Lebanese informer, officials reported. The women, identified as Silva Amparo Mesmela, 28, a Colombian bank employee, A Quick Look at the News. From Wire Service* Polish" WARSAW, Poland - Sen. Hugh Scott, R-Pa., hinted after a meeting Saturday with Polish Communist party leader Edward Gierek that President Ford may visit Warsaw this year. He said the date was not fixed and did not elaborate. 'U.S. Embassy sources said the President might combine his attendance at the summit stage of the European Security Conference in Helsinki, Finland, with a trip to Poland. * * * Bees BRASILIA -*A swarm of African bees killed a schoolteacher in the northeastern city of Aracaju, and firemen had to use flamethrowers to fight them off, Brazilian newspapers said Saturday. African ^ses were brought to Brazil by agenetics professor in 1956 for experimental purposes. Some of the insects escaped and cross-bred with Brazilian bees, producing an irritable hybrid that attacks animals and people. Fingerprints Might Help MILL CITY, Ore. - (0 - Judy Stevenson of Mill City went to milk one of her cows Saturday and found the animal dry. She called the Linn County sheriff's office and a deputy was dispatched. He dutifully filed this stolen property report: Quantity: Four gallons. Item: Milk. Brand: Cow. Location of property when stolen: Inside cow. Canadians WINNIPEG, Man. - Joyce Nash was chosen president of the New Democratic party on Saturday, becoming the first woman to head a national Canadian political party. The NDP, a Socialist party, is the third largest in the country but ranks far behind the two major parties, the Liberals and Progressive Conservatives. Until last July's national election gave the Liberals an absolute majority, the NDP held the balance of power in the federal government. * * * Church OTTAWA -- A recent decision of the general synod of the Anglican church of Canada to permit the ordination of women to the priesthood has split the communicants between an overwhelming majority who favor the change and a small but adamant minority who oppose the move so strongly that many say they will leave the. church. The Canadian decision, endorsed by separate votes of the bishops, clergy and laity, went significantly farther than the path taken by the Church of England in London last Thursday. Following a similar series of votes, the British General Synod approved the principle of opening the priesthood to women, but decided to delay actual ordinations until there is less opposition to female priests in the worldwide Anglican communions. * * * Switch and Angela Armstrong, 29, a British secretary, were charged with "Illegal possession of arms and explosives and collusion with agents of a foreign power which may affect the military and diplomatic situation of France." POLICE SAID they found a number of weapons and some explosives in Miss Masmela's downtown apartment. They reported they also discovered documents relating to the suspected terrorist killer who is known to police only as Carlos. Miss Masmela admitted Carlos had stored arms and ammunition in her flat, court officials said, and Miss Armstrong acknowledted meeting Carlos the day after the June 27 murders. The arrests came shortly after police in London had detained a Spanish woman, Angela Otaola, 23, and charged her with illegal possession of arms. Sources at London's Scotland Yard said those weapons also apparently belonged to Carlos. The two secret service agents and their Lebanese informer, Michel MoukarbaL were killed when they went to Carlos' Left Bank apartment. Investigators believe Carlos and Mou- karbal planned the terrorist raid on the French Embassy in the Hague last September and a bomb attack in Paris that killed two persons. They said Carlos shot Moukarbal for turning police informer after he was picked up. Isabel Peron Calls Meeting BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - UP) President Isabel Peron summoned her cabinet into special session Saturday to discuss a 48-hour general strike called by Argentina's organized labor movement to support demands for higher wages and cabinet changes. Raul Lastiri, who as president of the house of representatives is first in the line of presidential succession, reportedly met with the cabinet. There was no official information on the meeting itslef. The 3-million member General Labor Confederation (CGT) called the strike, to begin at midnight Sunday, after pleading . unsuccessfully with Mrs. Peron to reverse her decision rolling back wage agreements. Some provided salary hikes of up to 130 per cent. Nader Sees Windfall Oil Profit "FIVE HUNDRED TIMES we presented ourselves and 500 times we were rejected," said confederation chief Casildo Herreras. Confederation spokesmen said the strike was called against the policies of Mrs. Peron, not against the president herself. But they warned Mrs. Person of a serious rupture in the labor movement that has been the backbone of the Peronist movement. Eight days of intense labor-government negotiations preceded the CGT call for a general strike. Separate'strikes already WASHINGTON (AP)-Consumer advo- have idled many industries, cate Ralph Nader said Saturday that re- Personist youth leaders and some Percent gasoline price increases are provid- onist congressmen have called for the res- ing domestic oil companies with a huge ignations of Social Welfare Minister Jose windfall profit. Lopez Rega and Economy Minister Celes- In a statement, Nader said President tino Rodrigo. Ford's $2 per barrel tariff on imported oil The 38,000-man federal police force was is only partly responsible for price in- on full alert for possible renewed terrorist creases bombings. An early, morning bomb Satur- Another important ingredient, Nader day wounded a policeman and two by- said, is a $2 per barrel increase in the starters in a residential area of Buenos price of American oil which is not price Aires, controlled. This, Nader charged," enables domestic oil producers to reap a $2-billion windfall profit." Casildo Herreras Rejected In a separate development, federal police sources'said French j o u r n a l i s t Edouard Balby was being held for questioning but would give no other information. Witnesses said Balby, a Latin American affairs writer for the Paris Magazine L'Express, was picked up at his downtown hotel Thursday night by three plainclothes policemen. The afternoon tabloid "Asi" reported that unofficial sources said Balby had been detained for filing a story "insulting" President Peron and members of her cabinet. Balby has been in the country since June 23. 1 * * * CARLOS, THOUGHT to be an Arab with a. Latin American background, is being hunted throughout Europe. Police say evidence found in Paris and London indicates he had plans for more terrorist activities. The sources said the translation of Arab documents belonging to Moukarbal showed that ,he gave instructions in Zurich, on Sept. 3, 1974, to a group of members of the Japanese Red Army on the attack on the French Embassy that was to take place Sept. 13. * * * IN THE RAID on the embassy, Ambassador Jacques Senard was taken hostage with 10 other persons by three Japanese. The hostages were released four days lat- GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Wisconsin __ er in exchange for the release from a Par- Ransom ROME -- Italian shipping magnate Giuseppe D'Amico, missing for the past week, has been kidnaped and his abductors have demanded a $12.8 million ransom, a record in Italy, police reported Saturday. The biggest previous ransom in Italy was $3.2 million, paid last year for Daniele Alemagna, young heir to a candy fortune. CONTACT US FOR YOUR LIMESTONE, ROOFING SLAG, MASON SAND CONSTRUCTION SAND NEEDS COniKTMS-MNSTMU "« HIVtWATS We hate the lar|c*l sefeclm of Crashd LtoestMe h tfcc RMMha »*, Hww 325-1171 MITE MLMflTH AMHERST INDUSTRIES . INC. MMHM State Reformatory is only a short distance from the new Ramada Inn here. In one year, David F. Kohl has gone from one, where he was serving a three- year sentence for forgery, to the other, where he now works as a bookkeeper. To do that, Kohl, who is 27, took advantage of a pilot project, the Mutual Agreement Program, that allows inmates at Wisconsin prisons to enter into contracts with the state for their early release. * * * Security GENEVA, Switzerland - Sweethearts and families divided by East-West politics and journalists and scholars interested in the Soviet Union and its allies should find their paths eased by documents just completed by the European Security Conference. Setting such guidelines for improved people-to-people contacts and a freer flow of information had been the chief goal of the West in the two years of talks. Complete texts of the guidelines, expected to get formal approval at an East-West summit later this summer in Helsinki, were made available Saturday. C.B. Club Rally, Picnic Is Saturday The Magic Valley Citizens Band Club will have a membership rally and picnic at 11 a.m. Saturday at the London Roadside Park on U.S. 60. is prison of Yutaka Fururya, $300,000 in cash, and a jetliner which took the terrorists to Damascus. On Sept. 15, a bomb went off in the drugstore on Boulevard Saint Germain in Paris, killing two and injuring 34. The sources said Carlos and Moukarbal were responsible for the attack. Young GOP Want Open Convention (C) New York Tintei Service INDIANAPOLIS - The Young Republicans in convention here are mostly the kind of deep-dyed conservatives who still do not like President Ford very much. Their most important resolution Saturday was a nearly unanimous call for an "open" party convention next year -- a polite way of saying they would rather see former Gov. Ronald Reagan of California receive the GOP's presidential nomination in 1976. In fact, most of the Young Republicans' national leaders said in interviews that if Reagan ran a third-party race, they would probably work for him rather than for a Republican ticket of Ford and Vice President Rockefeller. Paradoxically, however, the more important omens here at the biennial Y.R. convention, prophetic in past years about currents in the "senior" GOP, are dis- Jitinctly favorable to Fort. FEDERAL ENERGY officials said Tuesday they expect gasoline prices to rise by 3 to 5 cents per gallon this summer. Increases have been announced during the week by various major companies. The increases had been expected, energy officials said, and they characterized the increases as largely seasonal. They said refineries are increasing their production of gasoline after a period in which stocks in hand had declined. In addition to his statement, Nader sent letters to chairmen Henry M. Jackson of the Senate Interior Committee and Barley 0. Staggers of the House Commerce Committee. He urged them to work for price controls on domestic oil. Nader charged that Ford's tariff on imported oil will not reduce consumption of imports as oil users cannot shift their purchases to domestic oil because domestic production has not increased. And the tariff will not decrease over-all oil consumption, Nader said, because oil companies were allowed to delay the price increases until periods of peak consumer demand when cuts in fuel usage in response to orice hikes would be minimi7pd Hence, Nader said, the only way the tar. iff will cut oil consumption is by deepening the recession. O · · 1*1* 1""V* · 1 · stiller Disciplines For Lutherans Sought 3 Valley Students Pittsburgh Graduates PITTSBURGH, Pa-Three Kanawha Valley students have received degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. They are Joseph Paul Balkey of 724 Oxford Circle. Jane Susan Miser of 944 Montrose Dr.. South Charleston, and Daniel Christopher Smith of 1000 Grant St. ANAHEIM, Calif. Iff). - A sure-footed church tactician, the Rev. J.A.O. Preus, is gingerly steering the nation's second largest Lutheran denomination toward enforcing stiff disciplines. "Keep cool," he advises, urging church representatives to use gentle words but take a tough stance. "Remain fair and loving, but firm." This was the method and manner of the president of the controversy-swept Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod as its biennial governing convention moved Saturday to deal with a large but minority dissenting block. » * * THE BATTLING " in many ways is over," Mr. Preus says, alluding to the success of his administration in establishing stricter doctrinal rules for the church, backed by a prevailing conservative element. "We're going to be firm," he told a news conference at the start of the eight-day convention Friday, but he said he doesn't want overzealous supporters to try to "polish off" the opposition. "We don't want to drive out anyone in wrath and anger," he said. "But we can't stand for any group setting up parallel structures that siphon off funds and that is schismatic." His reference was to a so-called "moderate" faction that has formed a separate agency, Evangelical Lutherans in Mission, to support a seminary in exile and separate mission work outside Mr. Preus' administration. Whether the convention will leave room in the church for continued functioning of the moderates was a key question facing delegates. If "they cannot live at peace with their church or teach in conformity with our doctrinal positions," then they should get out, Mr. Preus said in his presidential tion," he said. "The need for peace is imperative." * * * :. MR. PREUS, 55, is the son of a former Minnesota governor and a man of charm and humor. He also holds firm to his positions and says he wants neither a "whitewash nor an inquisition" in dealing with the moderates. But "we want sound doctrine," he said. His administration has set rules requiring a literalist interpretation of the Bible, as espoused by conservatives in the church. Although most Protestant churches and Roman Catholicism take a broader, varied approach to Scripture, Mr. Preus voiced high confidence that history would vindicate the stricter stand. "We will go down in history," he said," I not just as group of contentious and quarrelsome nitpickers. but as church which cared about its teaching and its faith, nd ultimately prevailed.'' Bluefield Man Held in Shooting A 21-year-old Mercer County man was lodged in Kanawha County jail Saturday awaiting a hearing Monday on felonious shooting charges, deputies said. Godfrey Dillard of Bluefield was arrested Friday night in Bluefield by Charleston Police Detective John Cox. Police said Dillard is charged with shooting Willis Moore, 23. of Peebles Court, in the neck during an argument on Capitol Street. Thursday night. Moore was listed in satisfactory condition at General Division, Charleston Area Medical Center. Pipestem Music Festival Friday report "No church body can long support two PIPESTEM - Pipestem State Park's theologies which are in conflict." he told Second Annual Mountain Music Festival delegates of the church's 2.8 million mem- will begin at 8 p.m. Friday in the park's fe^ amphitheater. At the same time, he appealed for recon- Any person or group who would like to C jii a tjon and a healing of wounds. The perform in the festival may contact Tom ,j rawnon t conflict has brought a "tre- , %*ncer, the park's recreation director. i iem ious feeling of exhaustion and frustra- I Arts, Crafts Fair Slated in Beckley » BECKLEY - The llth annual Appalachian Arts and Crafts Festival will be held at the Raleigh County Armory Civic Center Aug. 15-17. Approximately 65 craftsmen will operate exhibition booths and conduct demonstrations. l\

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