Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 2, 1974 · Page 18
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June 2, 1974

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 18

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«B -June 2. 1974 Sunday Gaxette-Mail .-CharlesTOn, West Virginia Long Distance 'I DOS'Join 2 U. S. Called Without Chief ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Amid a spontaneous chorus of whoops, hollers and "1 dos" f r o m h a l f w a y around the world, Donna Irion and Air Force Capt. Len Cason were married Saturday via intercontinental telephone. "We have 14,000 people here." the 26-year-old bridegroom from Lindsay, Okla., shouted into the phone as his chic young bride tried to keep a modicum of privacy in their 12,000-mile ceremony. "Sounds like she's marrying the whole group over there," said Miss Irion's stepfather, George Castor. Cason, a lawyer and associate judge advocate, is stationed in Korat, Thailand. Miss Irion explained earlier that she and Cason were planning to be married when he came home in December. But someone jokingly told her that Florida law allows telephone weddings. "I checked the law, got the forms and mailed them off to Len before he had a chance to change his mind," she said. Notary Terry Freedman performed the civil ceremony via conference phone patched by the Air Force through Langley AFB in Virginia. When Cason concluded a two-minute ceremony shortly after noon EOT, by announcing "I do." long, loud cheers burst from fellow servicemen standing out in midnight darkness. "I think he started celebrating early," said the 21-year- old bride with a grin. * * * TELEPHONE CREWS installed for the occasion a spe- cial squawk box in the office where the new Mrs. Cason works as a legal secretary. During the ceremony, she was flanked by Freedman, her family, close friends and a telephone repair man. Miss Irion barred television cameras during the wedding' and made reporters wait outside the room. However, reporters could hear the squawk box from the adjoining room. WELLESLEY, Mass. /P» -The nation has learned in the last two years that the office of the president "is not all that important," Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith told Wellesley College graduates Saturday. "For a year now, we have got by more or less without a President -- Mr. Nixon has been devoting himself more or less exclusively to his own survival," Galbraith told the 415 graduates and their guests. He said that, except for dealing with inflation, the fed- eral bureaucracy has run the country "not brilliantly but well enough." MARSHALLU.STUDENTS VACANCIES For Summer and Fall Directly across from M.U. completely furnished, air conditioned; one and two bedroom apartments for 2 to 4 students. Laundermat on premises. Parking available. Write: Scott Moses Mgr. Marshall Arms Apis. 41116th St. Apt. 5 HuntinglonW.Va. 25701 or call 304-525-4473 or 304-523-6284 -APWirephoto MRS. CASON MARRIED BY TELEPHONE Vows Exchanged Via Special Squawk Box Panel to Face Legislative Jam WASHINGTON-!.?)- The Senate Finance Committee often has found itself jammed with major legislation at the end of a session, but this year there promises to be the worst blockage ever. It appears that the panel may be wrestling in the closing months of the session with all of the major subjects it handles except Social Security. These would include a massive trade bill, broad tax form legislation, and proposals to establish a national health insurance system. In addition, it has a number of lesser items, such as the extension of the sugar subsidy program, that must be acted on this year. . A key reason why the committee gets into such jams is that in each Congress it must wait for the House Ways and Fire Fighters School Planned CEDAR LAKES - The Southern West Virginia Fire Fighters Assn. is conducting its 17th annual fire fighters school this weekend at Cedar Lakes. The theme of the school is better fire prevention and protection through training. Means Committee to act first on all the major legislation it handles. The Constitution provides that all revenue legislation must originate in the House. So far the House has sent to the Senate only one of the top- ranking items -- the trade bill. It passed the House last December. Public hearings on this disputed measure have been completed, but the senate committee has delayed efforts to write its version of the legislation. * * * HOWEVER, after a personal plea from President Nixon, Chairman Russell B. Long, D- La., announced these sessions will begin this week. However, the most controversial issue remains unsettled. This concerns a House provision that would deny Nixon authority to grant trade concessions to Russia unless the Soviets liberalize their emigration policies. The President has labeled this provison unacceptable, but it has wide Senate support. The ways and means committee now is drafting a tax- reform bill, and its chairman, Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., has said he will send such a bill to the Senate this year. But Long says it will be a big undertaking to move the measure in the Senate, involving long hearings and debate. IF THERE'S GROWTH IN YOUR FUTURE Families on the grow need security -- the security that can only be had with a savings account. We have high interest bearing accounts to suit you. Open one now. AT EMPIRE WE HAVE A PLAN FOR YOU! SAFETY Of YOUR SOUIMGS SUNDAY MONDAY ALUMINUM COKE 6-PAK POCKET CHARCOAL 10LB. BAG RADIO CHILDREN Reg. .99 to $6.99 FOR CHECKS OK LEGAL DOCUMENTS INSURED UP TO S 20,000 E M P I R E F E D E R A L OF CHARLESTON 9found Floor, Molonic Bldg. 820 Virginia Sf., E. 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