Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 6, 1976 · Page 12
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June 6, 1976

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 12

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12A --June 6. 1976' Sunday Gazette-Mail __. Cturiesfon. West Virginia Flurri tim 7 ° n WooJft'ii B . 80 90 ^^^^LJ °'" " " *±£r^ Sho»»r Slotionoiy Occlydid 90 / NAriONAL WEATHER SERVICE, NOAA, U.S. D.pt of Commtict The Weather West Virginia Weather Forecajl Zones Zone I -- Northern Pann,'indie. Zone 2 Northwest; Zone 3 - Weil. Zone t - South- »/esf; Zone 5 - North Central. Zone 6 - Cen- Iral Mountain^, Zcnp 7 - Soum, Zone 8 Northern Mounts-ns,- Zone 9 - Eastern pdfi- handle June 6, 1976 Sunrise 6:03 a.m. Sunset 8:47 p.m. Zones 1-5 (Northern Panhandle, North Central^ Clear tonight and sunny today. Highs from mid 70s to near 80. Zones 2-3-4-9 (Northwest, West, Southwest, Eastern Panhandle): C'eaf tonight and sunny today Hiyhs from upper 70s to low 80s. Zone 6-7 (Central Mountains, South). Clear tonight and iunny today Highs in low and mid 70s. Lows In mid and upper 40s. Zone 8 (Northern Mountains)- Clear tonight and sunny today. HighS in low and mid 70s Lows in low and mid 40s. VIRGIN l A-Pleasant and sunny Highs in the mid and upper 70s. Lows from rnid 40s to around 50. K E N T U C K Y - P a f t i y cloudy and warm. Highs in the upper 70', to low 20s Lov/s in the upper 50s and low 60s OHiO-Sunny and mild. Highs in the 70s and low 80s Low, m the upper 40s and 50s WESTERN PEWJSYLVANIA-Mostl/ sunny Highs in the 70s Lows m !he 40s. WEST VlRGlNlA-Ciear tonight and sunny today. Highs from mid 40s fo mia 5Gs. Lows from mid JOs to mid 50s Hi'jhs from 70s to low 80s. SATURDAY'S HUMIDITIES 5 a m . 77% 11 a.m. 35% 5 p m W SATURDAY'S WIND Highest 22 m.p.h. from N set at 10:45 a.m. TEMPERATURES Saturday's high 79 Saturday's low 43 Recorded high for June 5 is 99 set In 1935. Recorded low for June 5 is 43 set in 1946. PRECIPITATION 74-hour precipitation as of 7 p.m 0 Total fo: the month of June 28 Major Candidates Seeking Late Impetus for Convention Ford was in Washington Saturday and has scheduled a sec-d campaign trip to Ohio on Sunday and Monday. Church did a little advance campaigning for Ford at the Mansfield Airport in Ohio, where Gov. James Rhodes was scheduled to arrive to campaign for the President- Church missed Rhodes by several minutes, but as he walked through the small crowd gathered to greet the governor, he shook hands and said, "Better Ford than Reagan." Reagan has conceded Ohio to Ford but planned his weekend swing through the state to "show the flag." The Ohio GOP organization has endorsed the President, and ford has already obtained 24 national delegates from the state by d e f a u l t in eight congressional districts where Reagan either did not file or was disqualified. Brown continued a California tour in a chartered DC3 airplane during the weekend. The only other hopeful in the state was Wallace. » MUCH OF THE SUSPENSE has gone out of Tuesday's California primary; almost everyone here expects the two local candidates, Reagan and Brown to win without great difficulty. But a small element of mystery has been provided by the silence of the another product of the often erratic politics of the Golden State-Richard M. Nixon. Walled off from the clamor of the campaign in self-imposed exile at San Clemente. the former president-has uttered not a single publicword about his preference in the battle between President Ford, the man who pardoned him, and former governor Reagan, whose staff says the pardon adds to Ford's vulnerability. Indeed, it is not known for sure that Nixon will vote on Tuesday, although an aide at San Clemente said he "presumed" sn. *· ONE OLD NIXON FRIEND said last week that the former president had lold him he ilanned to vote for Reagan instead of Ford, whom he reportedly nominated as vice president because Ford was sure to get prompt congressional confirmation. The friend mentioned several reasons for what he described as Nixon's choice, including the following: ··The Preisdent's alleged failure to improve relations further with China. ··His a b a n d o n m e n t of the word "detente," as a symbolic concession to Republican conservatives. ··And Ford's remark that he pupposely avoids mentioning Nixon's name in public because he wants the nation to put the Watergate era behind it. After Tuesday's primaries. Brown said he plans to travel to 30 states in 33 days "to hunt for delegates" to support him at the national convention. In Baltimore on Saturday, the Democratic State Central Committee rejected a proposal to give Brown one national convention delegate in recognition of his victory in the May 18 Maryland primary. The one uncommitted slot at its disposal was awarded instead to state Senate President Steny H. Hoyer, who has remained neutral during the primary campaign. *· TWELVE AT-LARGE DELEGATE slots filled Saturday were awarded in the same proportion as the 40 elected delegates chosen May 18, with Carter getting eight, Jackson three and Udall one. Ford Explains His Statement A bout Hays WASHINGTON (AP - President Ford said Saturday that he did not mean to i m p l y t h a t R e p . Wayne Hays had been guilty of any misuse of public funds because his mistress was on the House payroll. "I simply said I was disturbed by what I read. There are investigations going on by the Department of Justice and by the House of Representatives. I made no accusations. It's just disturbing that news stories i n d i c a t e t h a t public f u n d s are involved and I think that ought to be investigated," he said. Ford made his view clear in response to a reporter's inquiry as to whether he had been in effect convicting Hays at this point on the use of taxpayer funds. Ford had said in an interview Friday "the problem is the utilization, of taxpayer's money for the admitted situation. In an i n t e r v i e w F r i d a y w i t h KFMB-TV of San Diego, Calif., taped at the White House, the President was asked whether he was surprised by the Hays scandal. "Yes it did surprise me," Ford replied and said that he and the American people were disturbed over the possible misuses of taxpayers' money when Hays' Admitted his mistress was placed on the House payroll. Carl Albert Albert, as speaker of the House, was second to the presidency when Spiro Agnew was forced to resign as vice president in 1973, and again when Richard M. Nixon stepped down as president during the Watergate crisis in 1974. Albert is presiding over the House at the time another scandal comes up, this one involving Democrats, and reports that Rep. Wayne Hays had a woman on his payroll who served only as his mistress. Last year, an aide to Albert said the speaker would run for his last term this year, stepping down at the age of 70 in l'J78. *BUT RUMORS have been circulating for some time that Albert would retire at the end of this term, and some House colleagues indicated that he was frustrated with his work as speaker. Albert, however, had called those comments a "damned lie." The speaker has been criticized as an ineffective leader by some congressmen, and he and Mansfield have been blamed by critics for recent congressional losses in several veto confrontations with President Ford. In January, some House freshmen talked about trying to oust Albert as s p e a k e r , b u t t h e i d e a w a s q u i c k l y squelched. O ' N e i l l issued a statement Saturday saying that Albert is "one of the greatest speakers of all time. He has been maligned by those who cover Washington, but his record will stand as a great one." . O'Neill declared he would announce his candidacy on Monday to succeed Albert. "I am happy to say that 165 members of the House, unsolicited, have told me that they would support me for speaker when Carl Albert retires." "I have experience as speaker of the Massachusetts House, where I believe I was strong, partisan, fair and stable and 1 am not known to vacillate. I know I have the ability to do a good job as speaker." he said. *· PRESIDENT FORD told reporters, "Carl's a very dear friend of mine and I'm of course sorry he's going to leave public service because he's had 32 years of dedicated service to the country and he'll be missed." Albert has not been free of personal controversy as speaker. He attracted attention in 1972 when he was involved in a minor a u t o accident a f t e r he went to a restaurant-bar. The Washington Post quoted numerous witnesses as saying he was obviously drunk and backed his car into another car. When the police came, he pointed out that the House is responsible for their pay. The Washington Post quoted witnesses as saying. Police took him home without filing charges, and he denied he had been drunk. State Asks Approval For Corridor H Plans The Atiociated Preti The state Department of Highways has asked the Federal Highway Administration to approve its design plans for 23.5 miles of Appalachian Corridor H. The stretch of road will run from Lorentz in Upshur County to ElkimCin Randolph County. The road wilPaiso run through a portion of Barbour County. Death Patients at a hospital in Rexburg were evacuated by helicopter to other facilities because the building was on low ground. Several Rexburg residents were taken to Ricks College on high ground. LOWLAND AREAS of Rexburg, population 8,000, were reported under five feet of water, and a fire was spotted from the air in the city's central business section. The flames appeared to be from an oil slick on the water. Telephone communication was out to most severly a f f e c t e d areas and roads were closed north of Idaho Falls and south of St. Anthony. Dozens of cars could be seen in the flood with water above the headlights. Two radios stations in Rexburg were knocked off the air and the airport was flooded. Police said streets were full of logs and debris as the waters began to recede. IDAHO FALLS and other areas downstream on the Snake Rivers were also bracing for the rising waters. In Burley, 160 miles downstream, police said they were told the river could rise six-to-eight inches. Gov. Cecil Andrus said he was "overwhelmed by the size and scope of the disaster." He declared a state of "extreme emergency" in eastern Idaho, called out the National Guard and asked President Ford for federal assistance. Sen. Frank Church, D-Idaho, asked Ford to "please render all necessary assistance to aid any communities affected or persons dislocated by the breach of Teton Dam today." Dr. Evans, Optometrist, Dies at 76 Dr. Brooks B. Evans Sr., 76, of 1108 Kanawha Blvd. E.. died Saturday in Kanawha Valley Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Born in Cameron, Marshall County, he graduated from University of Pittsburgh. Columbia University, and the American Institute of Optometry. Before coming to Charleston in 1924, he began his optometric practice in North Fork, Marshall County in 1921. He was a charter member of both the Charleston Boat Club and the West Virginia Horsemen Assn., and formerly owned the Kanawha Hunt Stables. Dr. Evans was a member of the Masons for 50 years. Scottish Rite bodies, and the Beni-Kedem Shrine, the American Optometric Assn., and the West Virginia Optometric Assn. Surviving: son. Dr. Brooks B. Evans Jr. of Charleston; three grandchildren. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston. Barbershop Quartet To Present Program A Bicentennial ''Salute To America." presented by the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, is scheduled for next Saturday in the Municipal Auditorium. Members of the group are passing a time-capsule "bomb" to cities in the area of the original 13 colonies with society chapters. It will be sent to California later this year and buried there. The capsule is to be opened in 2076. Pollution Panel To Discuss Sulfur Emissions The Air Pollution Control Commission will have a hearing at 9 a. m. June 17 to discuss a proposal by APCC director Carl Beard to relax the state's sulfur emission standard. The hearing will be held in Conference Room A, 1900 Washington St. E, across from the Capitol. There will also be a 30-day period to send written comments after this date to the APCC. The proposed change would freeze sulfur limits at their current levels, deleting scheduled 1978 emissions reductions. Woman Is Given Air Force Award TUCSON, Ariz.-Sgt. Lee A. Downs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy M. Crouse of Rt. 1, Beckley, W. Va., has received the U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal at Davis-Monthan AFB here. Sgt. Downs, a personnel specialist, was cited for meritorious sen-ice at Keflavik. Iceland. Dr. Bsharah Completes Education Requirements KANSAS CITY, Mo.-Dr. Norman Bsharah of Charleston, W. Va., has completed continuing education requirements to retain active membership in the Amei- can Academy of Family Physicians. The requirements call for members to complete a minimum of 150 hours of accredited continuing medical study every three vears. Syrian Envoys Ordered Out of Egypt CAIRO, Egypt ( A P ) - Egypt ordered Syria's diplomatic mission to leave the country within 48 hours and will close its mission in Damascus, a foreign ministry spokesman announced. The move was taken after Syrian students invaded and set fire to the Egyptian mission's building in Damascus to protest the Sinai disengagement pact signed last year between Israel and Egypt. According to the f o r e i g n m i n i s t r y spokesman the head of the Syrian mission was summoned to the ministry and told that he and his staff had to be out of Egypt within 48 hours. About 300 Arab students on Thursday occupied the building used by the Syrian mission in Cairo to protest the movement of several thousand Syrian troops into Lebanon. A Syrian diplomat told reporters later that the students left the mission peacefully after three hours and did not damage anything. The Egyptian foreign ministry spokesman said there was no comparison between the Thursday invasion of the Syrian mission and the attack on the Egyptian mission in Damascus. He charged that the men who invaded the Egyptian mission were Syrian intelligence agencys armed with machineguns who arrived at the building in vechicles. He said the men used knifes to wound some members of the mission, destroyed equipment and furniture, looted the safes and then set fire to the building. One of the wounded Egyptians had to be taken to a hospital for treatment, he said. TARTING TOMOR A "i'fi EVERY » ' / Y- ~ ·' DUHBARSHOWCASf f'fC"--,i ', CtariesAve. i'h', FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL FURNITURE APPLIANCE DISCOUNT CHARLESTON STORE BOTH STORES $3t9to6$uilto6 STRATOLOUNGER BLACK VINYL $9990 3 POSITION RECLINER 18 ONLY STRATOLOUNGER CLOSE-UP, 4 IN. FROM THE WALL UPHOLSTf RED IN 100% HERQILON $ 155 00 STRATOLOUNGER 3 POSITION CLOSE-UP IN BROWN OR GREEN VINYL $ 155 00 STRETCH RELAX THEY GLIDE FORWARD AS«iYOU LEAN BACK!

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