Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 2, 1974 · Page 7
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 7

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 2, 1974
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7 A -June 2.1974 Sunday Gazette-Mail ifon, vvest Virginia Father, Son Seek Same Office OXON HILL, Md. (AP) "It's commendable for young people to run for office, and I've always encouraged it," said Roy Chambers. "But when my own son runs against me, well, that makes it kind of difficult." Roy Chambers, 54, and his 28-year-old son, Robert, have both filed for the Democratic nomination for Congress from Maryland's 4th District, and there's no political love lost between the two. "I'm going to treat him like any other opponent," said Roy. "We just disagree on most issues." Robert said he doesn't intend to engage in any mudslinging against his father, "but his filing encouraged me to file. If he ever got elected, he would set the state back 30 years." In 1964, the father took time off from operating a machine shop to help the Maryland campaign of Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace in his first presidential bid. He became a member of the American Independent party, again campaigning for Wallace in 1968 and 1972. In recognition, he received an honorary commission as a lieutenant colonel in the Alabama state militia. * * * THE SON, A self-employed tennis instructor with bushy sideburns and shoulder-length hair, is a liberal. He worked in the 1968 presidential campaign of Robert F. Kennedy and campaigned for George McGovern for president in 1972. The father has come out h a r d a g a i n s t b u s i n g a n d forced integration. "I oppose racial quotas in general," he said. "At this point, that's what I'm running on." The son, m e a n w h i l e , said support of amnesty for draft dodgers and prison reform will be major planks in his platform in the largely rural, conservative 4th District. "I'm a liberal, and I don't mind calling myself one," Robert, declared. Last week. Robert sent a letter to his father urging him to withdraw from the primary. "Many of the voters will be confused if both our names ap- pear on the ballot for the same office." he wrote. "I doubt if this confusion will benefit the democratic process." Roy Chambers has not yet replied to the suggesion. Five candidates have filed thus far for the Democratic nomination for the scat nov held by Rep. Marjorie Holt,-a J Republican. Besides the two Chambers, those who have filed include Fred L. Wineland, Maryland's- secretary of state; R. Samuel" Dillon Jr., former state legislator and congressional liaison man to the U.S. State Dep a r t m e n t , a n d J . W a l t e r Sterling III, a teacher at Catholic University of America.^ · PIANO AND GUITAR WORKSHOP June 3-30, 1974 Faculty: Vince Lewis, guitar Jack Pierce, piano Private Lessons and Group Theory Cost $20.00 MORRIS HARVEY COLLEGE r ROY CHAMBERS ADJUSTS SON ROBERT'S TIE Both Are Seeking Nomination to Congress -- AP Wirephoto SUNKEN Chemical Release Into River Planned to Salvage Barge CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) Their efforts hindered by high water, officials here have decided the safest way to salvage a sulphuric acid-laden barge is to empty the chemical into the Ohio River. The U.S. Coast Guard and federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced at a press conference Saturday that the chemical will be released into the river under careful surveillance. "The controlled release will be closely monitored ... so that the effect on the water quality and environment will Use Want Ads. be at a minimum," the Coast Guard and EPA said in a prepared statement. The operation, scheduled to begin this weekend, was expected to be completed by the end of the week. The 400-ton barge, owned by DuPont Chemical Co., sank in 30 feet of water May 22 after colliding with falsework construction of a highway bridge near downtown Cincinnati. It was carrying about 100 tons of the chemical. The barge settled underneath the L N Railroad Bridge. The threat of heavy gaseous fumes forced officials to close off the bridge to traffic at the time of the accident. The cargo tanks later were found to be intact. A Coast Guard official had warned that the highly-concentrated sulphuric acid could create an explosion if suddenly mixed with water. Coast Guard and EPA officials huddled with DuPont Co. engineers and salvage op- .erators Friday to determine a course of action after two divers inspected the condition of the barge. "Since the river continues to rise and is expected to crest above 40 feet with an ever-increasing current, officials ... have concluded that the cargo must be unloaded before any attempt at raising the barge is begun," the Coast Guard said. Derrick boats have been anchored in position near the site of the sunken barge. The EPA reported the barge is leaking some of the chemical, but said it was well below pollution standards. The Ohio. River has been swelled by heavy rains the past week. SALE! popular diamond favorites priced to please! Select from our special collection of diamond rings, wedding sets, pendants, watches and earrings. Each hand picked for sparkling beauty and priced for outstanding value. All set in precious 14K gold. Credit terms, of course! FINE JEWELRY- Srreef Floor LADIES' ROUND DIAMOND SOUTAIRE /., carat 155.00 V carat 195.00 V? carat 395.00 carat 795.00 DIAMOND WEDDING BAND V., carat 155.00 V? carat 235.00 1 carat 450.00 DIAMOND WEDDING SETS V.i carat. 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