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GAZETTE-MAIL CITY E D I T I O N THE OUTLOOK -- Mostly cloudy with chance of rain. High in the upper 70s. More weather on Page 4A. Charleston, West Virginia, Sunday, July 30, 1972 To Him, a Whale Four-year-old Kenny Campbell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Campbell of 5718 Victory Ave., could care less what the others caught Saturday in the Abe Cohen Memorial Fishing Rodeo at Coonskin Park. This 6'^-inch bluegill is prize enough. It is the first he's ever caught. (Staff Photo by Ferrell Friend) RULED OUT Wallace Takes Doctors' Advice, Says No Possibility of Third Party Bid VtcGovern Calls Talk Over Mate's Status By Gregg Herrington MITCHELL, S. D. (AP)--Fighting "intense pressure" to drop Sen. Thomas Eagleton from the Democratic ticket, presidential candidate George McGovern qualified his support of his running mate Saturday and said they would meet Monday night to reassess the situation. The South Dakota senator set the Monday meeting in a phone conversation with Eagleton before he left his Black Hills retreat near Custer to fly from Rapid City for a welcome home rally and reception in this prairie town where he grew up. he spoke in front of this town's leading tourist attraction, the "world's only Corn Palace." Prom Mitchell, McGovern, iplanned to fly later Saturday to Aberdeen for an airport rally and a speech to the South Dakota Democratic convention. AT ABERDEEN McGovern urged a ''new horizon" for America and asked for the prayers and patience of South Dakota's Democrats as he and Eagleton decided on the vice presidential candidate's political fate. "I do not know how it will all come out," McGovern said in reference to the controversy over Eagleton's medical history as a psychiatric patient and his place on the Democratic ticket. "But I do know that it gets darkest just before the stars come out. So I ask for your prayers and your patience for Sen. Eagleton and me while we deliberate on the proper course ahead." SWITCH McGOVERN TOLD newsmen i before boarding his plane at Rapid City that the Missouri senator is still "on the ticket" despite the political furor following his announcement Tuesday! ;hat he had been hospitalized in 1960, 1964 and 19S6 for nervous exhaustion and had undergone jsychiatric care and electric shock treatment. "There won't be any further change until he and I have had a chance to talk, and there may not be any then," MeGovern said. "I'm with Sen. Eagleton all the way until he and I have lad a chance to talk." Eagleton's Medical Records Moved at Time of Nomination main floor to an undisclosed jlace at about the time of the senator's nomination as the Democratic vice presidential candidate. This would McGOVERN CLEARLY left open the possibility their meeting Monday night could result in Sagleton's withdrawal from the Democratic ticket, though he insisted there has been "no spf- ening" of his statement earlier in the week that he supports the Missouri senator 1,000 per cent. After his phone conversation with Eagleton in San Francisco, McGovern issued a statement in which he said he told his running mate he had been "under ntense pressure" to drop him By Rex N. Thomas BIRMINGHAM, A1 a.-OK- Gov. George C. Wallace, saying he was acting on the advice of his doctors, ruled out on Saturday any possibility of a third party presidential race this year. He said he will not run even if drafted by the American party. Wallace, who had said repeatedly in the past that he was not a candidate but still left the door open, settled the speculation in a prepared statement issued from the rehabilitation center where he is undergoing physical therapy to overcome the paralysis of his legs. The statement said the doctors' "best advice is that I not involve myself in any extensive campaign activity in the immediate . future. In view . of my recent surgery, their advice is in the best interests of health." The 52-year-old, two-term governor referred to an operation 10 days ago to drain an abdominal abscess resulting from a would-be a s s a s s i n ' s bullet wound which damaged his spine and left him without the use of his legs. Wallace was struck down May 15 following a campaign rally at ^GAZETTE-MAIL a shopping center in Laurel, my|Md. The man accused of shoot- iing him, Arthur Bremer, goes on trial in Maryland Monday. "I AM NOT a candidate for the presidential nomination of the American party," Wallace SPOTLIGHT Back to School Section Today --State Magazine Charleston Syracuse . 0 Page Always on Sunday .. IB Building News 2B Business News SB Classified Ads . . . . 4D-9D Columnists 2D Community News jB, ^B Current Affairs ID Editorials 2D Home, Family . . . . 1E-10E Magazine 1M-24M Obituaries £B Page Opposite 3D Sports 1C-10C Travel 22M-23M said, "and in view of the above condition, I could not accept a draft of the nomination." The American party will hold its convention in Louisville, Ky., this weekend. The statement said nothing about whether the governor will take any part in the presidential election or endorse any other candidate. But he has said in the past that he cannot support the Democratic nominee, Sen, George McGovern, or the party platform. Wallace, who unsuccessfully campaigned for the Democratic nomination, has said, however, that he probably will speak in i behalf of Alabama Democrats (running for congressional state and local offices in November. In that light, perhaps, his statement Saturday said, he will ask his doctors for periodic reevaluations of his physical condition "throughout this political year." "I feel I will always get the best advice the physicians attending me can give pertaining to any campaigning," the statement added. WALLACE, accompanied by his wife Cornelia and several security guards, came through the lobby on his way to an afternoon automobile ride, about an hour after his statement was distributed. "I'm' feeling belter. I'll be here for a while yet," he said. He then helped lift himself from his wheelchair into the waiting limousine. Wallace said he is grateful to the American party, which he started four years ago when he ran as a third party presidential candidate and carried five states. EAGLETON said Saturday in San Francisco he considers himself "a distinct plus" on the Democratic ticket despite growing pressure that he quit. "I'm going to stay on the icket..That's my firm, irrevocable intent," the vice presidential nominee told reporters before boarded a plane to return to his home state of Missouri. Ending a campaign swing in California and Hawaii, Eagleton said he had received an "outpouring of support" during his four-day tour. "I think the way this issue has turned around, I'm a distinct plus to the ticket," he said. half before Eagleton revealed ,hat he had been hospitalized ;hree times for "depression"--; once here, twice at the Mayo Clinic--and had received elec- ric shock therapy as treatment. Hospital officials said that some hospital employes other :han the physicians who treated and pick a new running mate ut "I have insisted and still nsist on a proper period of evaluation by both of us of this lifficult question." The statement said "rumors and reports of any decision hav- ng been reached on this ques- ion are misleading." Asked if they were false. 'ress Secretary Richard Dougherty said he would have to land on McGovern's statement S e v e r a l hundred persons greeted McGovern at the Miteh- 11 airport, and a larger crowd awaited him downtown where By Lawrence K. AHinan © N. Y. Times Service ST. LOUIS--Barnes Hospital officials said here Saturday that Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton's medical charts had been moved 'rom the record room on the be a week and a fidential records, just as they did those of any other patient. Presumably, therefore, the Eagleton records were moved for security reasons. +* WHEN ASKED what special precautions officials had taken beyond the usual measures for security of psychiatric records, which are tighter than for general medical records, Barnes Hospital Director Robert E. Frank said: "We do not discuss business about patients and are prohibited by this statute. I therefore neither confirm nor deny that we have a medical record on the individual." Frank's statement apparently Eagleton had access to his con-conflicts with Barnes Hospital Glen Ferris Woman Is Beaten to Death An elderly Fayette County woman was found beaten to death at her home in Glen Ferris Saturday, state police at Montgomery said. Police said ,he dead woman's sister is also missing and they fear foul play. Cpl. S. E. Epling said an all points bulletin has been issued 'or a 32-year-old former mental atient and convict hi connec- ion with the death of Blanche Jurdette and the disappearance of her sister, Enola Parks. gulalion death of his mother in 1969. Monroe had originally been charged with murder, but he was allowed to plead guilty to the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter. Police said Monroe has been out of prison for about six months. Authorities said they were no- ified about nephew of the the death by a two women, DOUGLAS RAY MONROE, he two women's nephew, also )f Glen Ferris, had been living with the two sisters for the past six months, Epling said. Police are searching for him for ques- ioning. Charles Burdette, who called police when ho didn't see the woman Saturday. STATE POLICE then went to the home at 3:30 p.m. and found Blanche Burdette lying on the floor. CpL Epling said she had former mental patient who was sentenced to l-to-5 years in prison in connection with the stran- an unidentified object. Police then discovered that Continued on Page 4A, Col. 2 been selected by chance in random sample. (Continued On Page 4A, Col. 4 rules on the release of nonconft- d e n t i a 1 information, which state: "Information contained in a medical record consisting of the name, address, age, and other dentification information, together with the verification of lospitalization and dates of admission and discharge, is considered and defined as nonconfi- dential. Such information may e released without authoriza- ion." K HOSPITAL SPOKESMEN said lie rules applied to psychiatric admissions but they declined to explain why they refuse to even acknowledge that Eagleton was patient. It was at Barnes Hospital in 1960 that Eagleton said he received his first electric shock therapy for depression. His second treatment was given by Mayo Clinic doctors in Rochester, Minn. Barnes Hospital is the chief teaching hospital of the highly respected Washington University School of Medicine, where eight Nobel Prize winners have done research. Lake any other patient at Barnes Hospital and similar leaching h o s p i t a l s throughout the country, Eagleton's records were available-for authorized use only--to other staff doctors, residents, interns, medical students, nurses and jaramcdical workers. Eagleton's psychiatrist here, Dr. Frank 0. Sbobe, published in the Archives of General Psychiatry last year a study based on the records of patients with depression that he treated in his private practice and at Barnes Hospital between 1949 and 1953. · SUCH STUDIES need not be conducted by the doctors who treated Eagleton. Other doctors studying other diseases might have the read the senator's chart because it might have Price Hike For Home Delivery Because of rising publishing costs and to give your newspaper carrier in increase in profits of four cents per week for each subscriber, the home delivery subscription rates of the Sunday Gazette-Mail, The Charleston Gazette and Charleston Daily Mail will each be increased 10 cents per week eifective today. This will make the weekly rate 55 cents for daily only delivery of either the Gazette or Mail, and 80 cents for either daily and Sunday delivery. The single copy prices of 10 cents daily and 25 cents Sunday for newsstand and street sales remain unchanged. Pentagon Papers Trial Postponed LOS ANGELES--cm--Supreme Court Justice William 0. Douglas on Saturday postponed for 30 days the start of the Pentagon Papers trial which was due to begin in Los Angeles Monday, Douglas, acting at the request of defense attorneys, granted the delay to give them time to seek a Supreme Court review of a wiretapping controversy that has arisen in the trial of Daniel Ellsberg and Anthony J. Russo. THE DEFENSE wants the trial delayed until it has a chance to examine the transcript of a conversation involving a member of the defense team that was intercepted by the government in the course of another investigation. Trial Judge William Matt Byrne Jr., who examined the transcript, turned down the defense request. He said the re- crded conversation did not involve the Pentagon Papers nor the trial. The judge's ruling was upheld | a three-judge panel of the, 'Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. l This Week Second Med School: Benefit; Luxury? Would a medical school for Marshall University be something which would benefit the state? Or would it be an expensive luxury? After researching these and other questions, staff writer George Steele explores at length the opinions of various persons who are involved with the plan: Dr. Albert C. Esposito, chairman of an action committee; Dr. John G. Barker, president of the University; legislators; officials in Washington, D. C. and here in West Virginia. Find out what they think this week. * * * The Census Bureau does more than find the total number of people when it takes its decennial survey. It draws a broad picture of the social and economic characteristics of the population. What are those characteristics in Charleston, Kanawha County and West Virginia? How do cities of the state compare in employment, housing, income, transportation and education? The Census Bureau has the answers and Terry Marchal explores the wealth of information. Charts will illustrate the series of articles which beings Monday in The Charleston Gazette The State Newspaper A Lot Is Coming, 6 B 9 Sure to Check BRIDGE: Some dogs like to bury bones, but "Rose Bud," a dachshund owned by Mr. aod Mrs. Thomas Moore, is crazy about cards. She attends all the bridge games and likes to open with two spades. It's another animal story by Lynn Withrow that you'll enjoy. * * * BRA: Philip Nobile has interviewed Beatrice Coleman, president of Maiden- form, and has an intriguing QA on the bra vs. no bra look. In addition, the AP's Hugh Mulligan interviewed English girls on the subject in London. A special in Monday's women pages. * * * BONANZA: Why do films of violence enjoy such long runs in Charleston? Rex Woodford has a commentary column Monday on our "opposite editorial" page in which theater owners and a psychiatrist discuss this fact of life. In addition, Earl Benton has an appealing "Hobo Day" photo story for you, and Larry Maynor reports about the fascinating discovery of a farm family "up Elk." * * * BY GOLLY: Every evening is an interesting one in your Jflail f A v' v4

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