Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 6, 1976 · Page 3
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 3

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 6, 1976
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3A --June 6. 1976 Sunda\ Gasette-Mail 1 vr Phillip Burton Two in Fight . . . John J. McFall . . . For New Job Albert's Retirement To Ignite Battle WASHINGTON (AP) - Speaker Carl Albert's retirement will launch a three- man battle for the job of House Democratic leader, with the Wayne L. Hays sex-payroll scandal and Congress' effectiveness among the issues. Democratic Leader Thomas P O'Neill of Massachusetts is expected to -suceed Albert as Speaker of the House, and so far he has no opposition. O'Neill said Saturday he has received unsolicited backing from 165 House members to become speaker. * * ? THE FIGHT WILL BE for O ' N e i l l ' s Democratic leader job. and the candidates are Democratic Whip .John J. McFall and House caucus chairman Phillip Burton, both of California, and Rep. Richard Bolling of Missouri. Hays was once also considered a candidate for the job. although he had already announced plans to run for governor of Ohio before the scandal in which Elizabeth Ray says she was paid S14.000 as a clerk on Hays' committee primarily to be his mistress. One issue immediately surfacing in the Democratic leadership campaign was the alleged misuse of House funds in the Hays affair and in other cases, including alleged misuse of House travel money. Boiling, author of two books about the House and chairman of a committee on reorganization of House committees, said Congress' effectiveness and use of House f u n d s will be among the issues he will campaign on. Boiling said the factions which prevented Congress from taking fast, decisive action on such major issues as the energy crisis must be pulled together, adding "1 am in this race because I believe we Dem- (Related Stories on I'age I A. 44) ocrats in the House can build a program of legislation that will unite us into an effective legislative team." A likely issue for Burton will be his public support of Hays when Democratic leaders tried to take away his chairmanship of the House Administration Committee two years ago. The House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee recommended that Hays also be replaced when Democrats led by the 75 new freshmen threw out two other chairmen. * * t BUT BURTON, chairman of the caucus of House Democrats, insisted the caucus and not the leadership committee should select all chairmen and led a drive to keep Hays' chairmanship for him. The Washington Post on Saturday quoted O'Neill as saying that Burton came to him this week to support Hays' plan to step down as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee during investigation of the charges against him but to keep his chairmanship of the administration committee. But Burton said in a telephone interview from California that the story "simply is contrary to the fact." He said he talked to O'Neill about what should be done, but took no stand that could be interpreted as favoring Hays' plans. Burton said Congress' effectiveness will also be an issue in his campaign and he said he feels the answer is improved communications between the leadership and House members. ......stfrpa If this looks good to you. you've come to the right place. The Rooseveit. You re hero on business 7 Smaii world! So are we. We're righfin the middle of the reason you came to New York Easy m. easy out. super fast service from the best people in the business. And you've gotta love the neighborhood^ Out your window in the morninc 7 Bb^j- 0.1:0., w3;- b^e' Pan Arr, 1 Brooks Brothers' ii you came to New York to do a little bus.ness. get a room with a view The Roosevelt :7,ad;son at 45tn. New York City THERQ03EUELT What we are is where-we are. LUXURIOUS COTTON PIT GROUP THE PIT CROUP ARMLESS · CORNER MANY DIFFERENT WAYS TO DECORATE BEAUTIFUL YOUR CHOICE FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY (4 DAYS ONLY) (AT THE DUNBAR STORE) ASUPEROPPORTUHITY TO BEAT RISING PRICES INHOMEDECORATING. b:i .;.--. St 6 *'* . i SB ft/ fit I ISI ^Si^ : . i.aaEH r c ' REFRIGERATOR FREEZER AUTOMATIC FREQUENCY CONTROL CUSTOM PICTURE CONTROL G.E. CARRY COOL PORTABLE COW YOICAH AFFORD ,j-^- YOUR CHOICE MEDITERRANEAN OR COLONIAL" 'MAPLE, PINE OR PECAN FINISH" · 4,000 BTU Cooling 9 Only 7 amps, 115 volt · Carry from room to room A Portable enough to have a handle SERVICE ANYWHERE SK WAYS TO BUY AT FAD ·CASH · RlWVWC CHMffi · MASTED 'CHARCt 9 LOT AWAY · CM DUNBAR SHOWCASE Charles Ave. Open Weekdays 10 to 9 CHARLESTON STORE 811 VIST J. By West Side Underpass Weekdays 10 to 8 FURNITURE APPLIANCE BOTHSTOfiESSat9to6Sualto6 ABOUT OUR S 500°° "INSTANT CREDIT

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