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GAZETTE-MAIL CITY E D I T I O N THE OUTLOOK -- Partly cloudy and warm. Chance of thundershowers. High in the 90s. More weather on Page 6A. Charleston, West Virginia, Sunday, July 23, 1972 Secret Paper Details Plot to Overthrow Mao Doggone Get along, Atticus, Sen. George McGovern urges his 3-year-old Newfoundland retriever as he tries to reboard his plane after a brief stopover in Chicago en route home to South Dakota from Washington. (AP Wirephoto) CHALLENGE McGovern Seeks Debate With Nixon ^x . · Pushes for Free Broadcast Time Law CUSTER, S.D. -- (fft -- Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern challenged President Nixon Saturday to series of broadcast debates so the voters "can better decide on the direction to choose for the next four years. "He's an old debater," McGovern said of Nixon. "He understands the importance of the r -- -- -- AJ.JV* .LAuuiaiur pauvi i* ciietUWl oy voters having the chance to Rep. Harley 0. Staggers, D-W evaluate the candidates in face- Va. to-face discussion." McGovern said he hopes the President accepts the challenge "in the interest of an open and wholesome and vigorous campaign." The South Dakota senator also released copies of a telegram sent to House Speaker Carl Albert, D-Okla., urging prompt congressional action on legislation that would allow broadcast ally was held "that "included networks to give free time for a debate between Republican and Democratic candidates. without being forced to offer equal time to candidates of the so-called minor parties. * * THAT BELL has been in the House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee since it passed the Senate March 23. The House panel is chaired by But, McGovern told newsmen, even if the House does not enad the measure, he and Nixon could buy time on television and radio and, therefore, not be subject to the equal-time law. Earlier this year, in his campaign forjhe New Hampshire :hallenjtec McGovern, Muskie and all other candidates in that primary. McGovern's challenge to the President, however, is widely expected to be rejected by the White House. Political debates are believed to be more helpfu to challengers than to incumbents who are already well known. * » » AND NIXON is certain still to harbor bad thoughts of his 1960 television debates against Sen. John F. Kennedy. Nixon, then the vice president, is considered by many observers to have come out second in those debate. McGovern also the an- would be Nixon's runningmate doesn't fundamentally alter . MJV-l ^ CT bl %· ^tt thmg=. it means we'll have the side the mine. By Bernard Gwertzman © N. Y. Times Service WASHINGTON-The Chinese Communist party, in a secret document circulating among its officials, has provided details of Mine Hit By Blaze; 8 Missing BLACKSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) -- E i g h t men were listed as unaccounted for after a fire broke out inside Consolidation Coal Company's No. 1 mine at this Monongalia County town late Saturday night, company officials said. State officials said that the [ire was considered out of control just before midnight. State jolice and state mine department officials were cnroute to the scene. Adler Spotte, president of Consolidation's Blacksville Division, said the men were in ransit in the mine with a con- inuous mining machine when the fire broke out. The men communicated with surface workers after the fire broke out, state officials reported 1 , but were not heard from after that. Other exits from the mine exist in the area of the blaze, officials said. No details were available on how deep into the mine the men were at the time of the fire. Mine crews were fighting the fire with foam and water. The mine has been on vacation for the past two weeks and was not due to resume production until Monday. Only maintenance crews have been working. The fire broke out about 9 p.m. as the mining machine struck an electrically hot trolley wire, officials reported. At the time the fire broke out there were 49 men reported in- same team again that we had in mous for." the alleged plot by which Lin Piao, the former defense minister, his wife and son, and several high m i l i t a r y officers, planned to oust Mao Tse-tung as China's leader last year. According to the document, classified as "absolutely secret," the alleged plotters hoped to secure Soviet military and diplomatic support for then- coup, which was given the code name of "Five-Seven-One." The plotters apparently hoped to capture Mao, who was given the code name of "B-52", and force him to accept their terms. But the document alleges that they also considered "extraordinary measures, such as poison gas, German weapons, bombing, car accidents, assassination, kidnaping, small urban guerrilla teams," and what the plotters called "Five-Four-Three," a code name for secret weapons. LIN, WHO had been officially designated in 1969 as the eventual successor to Mao, disappeared from public view last summer, and by September his name was no longer mentioned publicly. At first. Western specialists reported that he was seriously ill, but then various accounts from China late last year began to link him and other military leaders--whose names also disappeared from print--with an abortive coup attempt. Some reliable reports have also asserted that when it was evident the coup would fail, Lin and the others were killed when their aircraft crashed in Mongolia last September as they sought to flee to the Soviet Union. This has never been confirmed, and some Chinese have told Western visitors that Lin was alive under house arrest. THE DOCUMENT, dated Jan. 13, 1972, provides detail on the planning for the alleged coup, but does not disclose the ultimate fate of the plotters. It has been made available in English translation by the Chinese Nationalist government information s e r v i c e , which claims that Taipei intelligence obtained it from "underground agents" on the mainland. Senior China specialists in the U.S. government, from two separate agencies, were asked independently about the document. They said they were aware of it and believed it was authentic, since it was corroborated by other information. But they said they could not confirm the accuracy of the charges made in the document against Lin and others. They said it was quite possible the charges against Lin were fabri- (Pleasc Turn to Page 6A, Col. 4) Slain Go-Go Dancer Defied Mom CINCINNATI, Ohio. Wl -- She was 20 years old and, in the opinion of her mother, had become a go-go dancer in defiance of her strict upbringing. They found her nude body, the throat slashed, in her apartment in suburban Reading on Friday. No one has been arrested. Margaret "Buttons" Dews loved dancing as a child and wanted to take lessons, but her parents wouldn't permit it. Her heartbroken mother said Buttons became a go-go dancer "to defy me." Shirley Dews held Buttons' 18-raonth-old daughter Clarissa on her lap as she tearfully recalled the childhood of her only daughter. "She got walloped when she said or did something bad. Buttons bad a good soprano voice," and she loved to dance." She wanted to take dancing lessons, but I wouldn't let her. "We aren't against dancing in missionary church, just the places you have to go to dance," Mrs. Dews said. She and her husband Donald have two other children, both boys, still in school. Buttons got good grades at Colerain High School wliere she was graduated in 1970, But then she became pregnant. "I don't know who Clarissa's falter is, except his first name is John," said Mrs. Dews. "Anyway, Buttons wanted us to have custody and we took care of it. "But while she was carrying the child she got in with the wrong crowd down in Walnut Hills in Cincinnati -- 'dear' hippies. You know, the ones their parents give money to to stay away. "But she came home to have the baby." Why did Buttons become a go-go dancer when she had completed office work training in school? (Please Turn to Page 6A, Col. 5) POTHOLES The mine's shaft is in West 1968, that we'll have pretty Virginia, but it moves into a much the same kind of tactics large body of coal under Penn- that the ^yice president is fa- sylvania, just to the north of the small town of Blacksville. Agnew Gets Nod, Launches Drive Story Filled With Holes, Not Fact, Arch Wires Jay WASHINGTON -wi- Pres dent Nixon disclosed Saturda that Spiro T. Agnew is to be h running mate again this fa] and the vice president set ou immediately on a Republica campaign sweep that ultimate! will lead him into all 50 state- At an airport conference before taking off for some speeches n Oregon, Alaska , and Was! ington. Agnew said "I am no going into the campaign wit any complacent attitude. I am This Week: New, Active, Newsy Paint Creek Fresh on the heels of the successful Cabin Creek Quilts comes the Paint Creek Arts, another project of the Upper Kanawha Valley Improvement Council that has great potential. Reporter Richard Haas and Photographer Chet Hawes take you along for a peek at the program in Monday's Daily Mail. It will be officially launched by U. S. Sen. Jennings Randolph later in the week. Pricing Doivser Nick Leshkow of Wilkie Drive, a graduate engineer with the West Virginia Water Co., is one of those rare persons who has the uncanny ability to find underground water with a divining rod. A fascinating story by Reporter David McCorkle. VD A two-part report on Charleston's involvement in the nationwide VD epidemic-- and what can be done-- is something parents and teenagers will not want to miss. It's by Reporter Lynn Withrow. Neiv Look That "difference" you've noticed on the Daily Mail editorial page is something readers have come to expect from the different, always bright, always newsy . . . Peanut butter, mayonnaise, mustard. These and 18 other items common to most Kanawha Valley households are the subject of a food pricing survey conducted at six area supermarkets. The items are identical in size and' content--but they aren't identical in price. The survey was conducted by the West Virginia Student Public Interest Research Group. Its findings will be charted in a series of weekly reports on Monday's "Living" page. Pott Who's leading in the race for State Senate? For county commissioner? For prosecutor? The West Virginia Poll took a look at these and other countywide political contests. A report begins this week. going out as if this were a last- ditch fight." He said that in appealing especially to independents and Democrats, he will restrict his campaign to what he described as the issue level. But he added that he would not hesitate to repudiate any personal attacks upon Nixon by the Democratic standard bearers. +· HE SAID that the issues which IB will speak about will be what ic called the Democratic nominee's stance on the regulation of marijuana, amnesty for draft resisters, the "thousand dollar jive-away," and his foreign-po icy attitude "that we should beg Hanoi." Asked about Nixon's selection f himself for re-election, Agnew said, "Everybody has his moments of insecurity, but I Sports Charleston It will be a busy week for sports fans. Bob Baker will divide his time between the West Virginioa Women's Golf Tournament starting Monday in Huntington and the West Virginia Men's Amateur at White Sulphur Springs beginning Thursday. Jerry Tipton will be covering the National Girls 16 Tennis Tournament which begins today at Charleston Tennis Club. There's always a lot of action at The Charleston Gazette The State Newspaper A novel issue has been inject ed into West Virginia's guber natorial campaign--potholes. In a telegram dispatched Sat urday to his Democratic oppon ent, Gov. Moore chided John D Rockefeller IV for attempting to "present to the citizens of our state a pothole story that is more filled, with potholes than with fact." It is an outgrowth of earlier newspaper accounts of Rockefeller being photographed near some potholes on a road in the Baker Fork section of Charles- paved tens of thousands of pot boles. As West Virginians we realize that there are literally thousands more potholes to be fixed because 40 years of neglecl can't be remedied overnight. It would have been nice if someone lad done something about these potholes before it became this administration's responsibility. never felt I was ever in deep rouble." He declined comment on the wssibility that he would seek he presidency in 1976, saying 'It's a little premature.." »· AGNEW'S FIRST STOP will be Portland, Ore., where he will speak to the National Newspa- er Assn. and the Oregon State tepublican Convention. He will y to Anchorage, Alaska, today or a Republican fund-raising arty. On Mondav Agnew will be in Spokane, Wash!, for a ews conference and another peech at the Washington State Republican Convention and will eturn to Washington Wednes- ay. Nixon informed Agnew of his ecision Friday during a one- our White House meeting with im and then told Republican fficials who will play major oles in the GOP National Con- cntion next month in Miami each and in the presidential ton. The film apparently was for future use in campaign commercials on television. It was discovered later, however, the road was actually the responsibility of the city of Charleston. It has since been repaired. THE TELEGRAM read: "Every true West Virginian knows his potholes. There are some of weird shapes like, for example, the map of the state, round ones, square ones and of New York. "In the past three and one- half years this administration has accomplished more road building than was done in the previous 13 years. We have The President also informed ormer Treasury Secretary John . Connaliy, who was mentioned rominently as a possible Nixon unning mate this fall, over diner Friday evening at Camp David, Md., the weekend White louse retreat. ( I Breaking Up Monopolies Aim of BiU WASHINGTON - UP) - Senate antitrust Chairman Philip A. Hart announced legislation Saturday aimed at breaking up U.S. monopoly power which he said costs consumers $55 billion to $60 billion a year. Titled the "Industrial Reorganization Act," the bill would outlaw monopoly power and order reorganization plans for seven major U.S. industries includ- i n g automobiles, chemicals, electronics, power and metals. It comes in climax to more than a decade of Senate inquiry into big-business practices. The Michigan Democrat said he could not predict how many of the country's biggest corporations might be broken up if the bill were enacted. USING THE*BIG three U.S. automakers as an example, Hart suggested many corpora(Please Torn to Page 6A, Col. fi) See Today's Second Editorial, "Bogus Issues Don't Help," on Page 2C. "But we art .trying. And, we are succeeding. "The best proof of this is that ou had to resort to a city street, me not my responsibility, to ind potholes for your pothole Dolitical commercial. It would ippcar to me that you want to iresent to the citizens of our late a pothole story that is more filled with potholes than th fact. "Why don't you tell we West /irginians that Pittsburgh, Pa., s the pothole capital of the world? Or, that the legislature n your home state of New York recently passed a hundred million dollar road bond issue just to fix potholes? "But honestly now--or are you being honest--don't you owe us citizens of West Virginia an apology? "When West Virginians see your political pothole commercial don't you think they will remember that it is a political xrthole hoax that a Charleston newspaper uncovered? Or, even armed with a pothole script the only ones you could find were on a city street in Charleston? Rockefeller later replied in a statement: "Since y o u brought the subject, up, I am pleased to report that I got that pothole "illed. Now hat are you going to illed. Now what are you going to "Really if you want some pot- loles to photograph let me mow. I am an expert on them, having inherited more than a million left in our West Virginia roads by previous administra- ions. "But you better hurry. We're jetting rid of them fast. In the next four years of my governor- Please Turn to Page 6A, Col. 3) GAZETTE-MAIL SPOTLIGHT Ah, Love and Marriage -A Special Bridal Section Charleston Toledo 2, 1 1, 7 Page Always on Sunday . IB Building News .... UD Business News 10D Classified Ads .. 4C-9C Columnists 2C-3C Community News .. 9B Current Affairs .... 1C Editorials 2C Home. Family . 1E-10E Magazine . . . . 1M-24M Obituaries 8B Page Opposite . . . 3C Sports 1D-9D Your Bridgework .. 9B Travel 22M-23M

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