Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 6, 1972 · Page 1
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Charleston, West Virginia
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GAZE ri E · Charleston, West Virginia, Sunday, August 6, 1972 CITY E D I T I O N THE OUTLOOK--Sunny with increasing cloudiness. High in the 70s. More weather on Page 14A. Plan Made For Return Of POWs By Bernard Givertyman © N. Y. Times Service WASHINGTON - Although neither an end to the Vietnam War nor a release of American prisoners of war seems immin ent, the administration has quietly drawn up a detailed program code-named Operation Egress DELEGATES PARADE CONFIDENTLY INTO CIVIC CENTER Gov. Moore Is Clearly the Favorite of This Crowd GROUNDWORK --Staff Ferrcll Friend Moore Cites Remarkable Progress; GOP Adopts Platform, Picks Haden See page of pictures on Page By Robert C. Welling The Associated Pi-ess IB. Recap, for the eventual return have "promised until the word ' 'promise'failed to have any sig nificant meaning," Moore said and rehabilitation of the more than 500 Americans believed held captive in Southeast Asia. "The purpose of Operation Egress Recap is to ensure that everything conceivable is anticipated ahead of time, so that when our men are released, they are treated with dignity, respect, understanding, love and kindness, all the way up and down the line," one State Department official said. A Defense Department official said, "We want to try to return the men to their families in conditions as close to what they were when they went in." Saying the Republicans have "exceeded every expectation and surpassed the most optimistic projections," Gov. Moore told his party's convention here Saturday "we don't need any help from outsiders." Charging that the Democrats TO COORDINATE this policy, an administration official closed, a special meeting his first four years in office have "laid the groundwork for a remarkable era of progress in the state." Moore's "Hollywood premier' type entrance and speech was the finale of the day-long convention which saw the partyi in jxrner adopt a 16-plank platform, select a candidate for the State Supreme Court and go on record supporting the re-election of the Nixoo-Agnew ticket. BY ACCLAMATION the convention named former Tax Commissioner Charles H. Ha|den II of Morgantown as its candidate for a seat on the will be held in Hawaii next Thursday, with representatives from the State Department, the Defense Department, the military services, the Pacific and Southeast Asian commands and the U.S. embassies in Saigon and Vientiane, Laos, taking part. dis-state Supreme Court in the November election. If elected, Haden would fill the unexpired term of the late Judge Frank C. Haymond. Moore said the GOP was the party "that gets things done for the people" and promised a "stronger, more responsive in 3% years despite the return of Vietnam veterans, the entry electors: Lee C. Paul of Wheel- M;ore said his administration bad: ^·Reduced the cost of conducting government from $114 per person to $64. »-Had provided budget surpluses of $63.5 million the last two years and anticipated a $21.5 million excess next June 30. 52,000 new jobs created of more youth into the job mark et and a population gain in the state. Of his opponent in the elec tibn. Democrat John D. Rockefeller IV, Moore said he hac never provided leadership and "talks of hardship, but has never known want" and concluded "anybody can be a critic -- but that does not qualify the person for high public office." At the conclusion of his speech Moore introduced on tape the theme of his campaign for the upcoming months. THE CONVENTION selected as the state's six presidential ing, representing the Frist District; Charles Bain. of, Martinsburg, Second District; John Shanklin of Charleston, Third District; B. C. McGinnis Sr., o Huntingdon, Fourth District and Brown Huge Payne of Beckley and JoAnn VanTel of Charles Town, at large. State Chairman Tom Potter said the state executive committee did not take action Saturday to fill several vacancies on the ticket, including candidates for agricultural commissioner and state treasurer, but $130,000 Pittston Safety Violation Penalties Reassessed By Mary Walton The U.S. Bureau of Mines low ered assessments against Pitts- ferred for hearing but the hear- ton Co., the fourth largest coal producer in both West Virginia and the nation, by $130,000 during 1971 and 1972 without docu- Dec. 31, 1971, the bureau hac menting the reasons why, a government" if re-elected. Government Accounting Office This Week: News to You Way of Life "A way of life" is the way The Holy Order Of MANS describes the religious discipline it offers. The order. San Francisco based, which maintains a nationwide membership of 500, has moved into Charleston with three members holding classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays weekly at a small apartment on Delaware Avenue. One of the brothers described the discipline as seeking "to determine what could most effectively help the world after more than 2,000 years of dogmatism." You'll want to read David McCorkle's story this week. Special Handling Persons placed on probation for drug law violations require special handling' by the Kanawha County Probation Department. Chief Probation Officer Benwood Stout and Ed Brisley, a member of his staff, explain the problems and the measures they take to help probationers stay away from drugs. Reporter Larry Maynor has the story in a feature this week. 'Right' Views William Rusher is a believer in the conservative way who doesn't waver. In fact, he isn't exactly wild about Richard Nixon in the White House. Publisher of William Buckley's National Review, Rusher gives his "right" views Monday in "Uncommon Conversations" in your ·· Haifa m Animal Bonanza See the tiger eat grass! Watch the bear drink pop! That and sundry other things go on at the state's only private zoo, the Ponderosa on U.S. 60, as revealed in a story by Mary Walton with photos by Lawrence Pierce. Record of Sorts A Charleston family may have set a record of sorts when it set out to settle a piece of property that was in heirship. Now, more than 80 signatures and some 20,000 miles later, the deed has made the rounds and the property is secured. The family also feels it has been drawn closer together by the experience. Read about it this week in the Gazette. Teaching Deaf, Blind A class in media technology: television camera work, film editing, photography and film processing . . . for deaf and blind students. Something new at Romney--teaching both the deaf and blind in one class--will be explored this week by staff writer Martha Smith. Your morning is always more informative and more entertaining when you start with The Charleston Gazette The State Newspaper i sampling reveals. Penalties were reduced in 15 cases, and another 20 were re- ing was subsequently postponed the investigation shows. According to the GAO report levied a total of $12.5 million in assessments against all coa companies, lowered those by $2.7 million, and collected, in all, only $1.4 million, leaving $8.4 million outstanding. »- IN A LETTER to U.S. Interior Secretary Rogers C. B. Morton, the congressman who requested the investigation, Rep. Henry Reuss, D-Wis., criticized ;he bureau's failure to explain its downward reassessments. "We think it is just as vital to document the basis for reducing a civil penalty, as to document the basis for asserting it initial- y." He also accused Nixon cam- aign aide Edward D. Failor, former chief of the assessment rffice during 1971 of being "neg- igent in assessing and collect ing civil penalties from coal operators." A sample of 37 cases involving 'ive Pittston Co. divisions shows hat $429,000 in fines were assessed against the company for violations of the 1969 Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act. They ranged from a high of $47,375 in one case to $25 in another, both involving the Virginia-based subsidiary, Clinclv ield Coal Co. In West Virginia. Badger Coal Co. led the Pittston subsidiaries with $27,760, followed by Ranger Fuel Co, $18,375, and Buffalo Mining Co., $18,375. Pittston's controversial safety record first surfaced during a U. S. Senate subcommittee hearing on the Feb. 26 Buffalo Creek disaster caused when a slag dam owned by Buffalo Mining Co. burst, claiming 125 lives. Sen. Harrison Williams. D- said he anticipated nominees eing selected before the Sen- ember deadline. *· IN AN EARLIER keynote address to the convention, Monongalia Prosecutor Joseph Laurita, who is the party's candidate for attorney general, said the name Shriver Gets Spot on Ballot By Gregg Herrington WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sargent Shriver, a former Peace Corps director and onetime ambassador to France, was named by George McGovern Saturday night for the Democratic vice presidential nomination that had gone begging for five hectic days. Presidential n o m i n e e McGovern settled on the handsome 56-y e a r -o 1 d Kennedy family brother-in-law following a frustrating week of fresh rejections from his first four choices to take second spot on the Democratic ticket. At least two others seriously considered for the post by McGovern earlier had turned down his overtures. Shriver's choice must be confirmed by the Democratic National Committee meeting here Tuesday but this is viewed as a formality. *THE NAMING of Shriver, who has never held elective off- ce, followed by only hours Sen. Edmund S. Muskie's announced- ment in Kennebunk, Maine, 'with sadness and regr-et," he was turning down McGovern's offer. McGovern's frequently frustrated quest for a running mate was made necessary by the withdrawal last Monday of Sen. Thomas Eagleton who was nom- inted by the party convention last month. Eagleton quit at McGovern's request after the Missiourian had disclosed that tie had undergone psychiatric treatment. The whole incredible weekend added up to one of the most bizarre periods ever to be written into political history. Shriver, a Washington lawyer, served under President John Kennedy as the first director of the Peace Corps from 1961-66 and headed the government's from 1964-68. During the 1964-66 overlap he handed both agencies. Shriver was named by former President Lyndon B. Johnson as ambassador to France in 1968 and was retained in Paris by President Nixon until 1970, when Shriver returned in hopes of running for governor of Maryand--a race he later decided not to make because the party ·opularity of the incumbent, Jov. Marvin Mandel. assistant general manager of Chicago's Merchandise Mart from 1948-61, his Eastern background and his religion--Shriver is Roman Catholic, McGovern is Protestant. In addition, his ties in the world of business may be useful in attracting campaign funds--a process which h a s lagged due to uncertainity over the ticket. Shriver's detractors have criticized him as being too smooth and glib. McGovern's announcement on a nationwide Jive television and radio broadcast from a wood paneled reception room in the U. S. Capitol capped a week of bafflement and disappointment for the South Dakota senator who came from far behind to win the presidential nomination and then chose Eagleton to run with him. McGovern spent most of the week looking for a suitable replacement for Eagleton, who became the first major party can't Please Turn to Pg. 14A Col. 5) of the game with Democrats is t a l k , complain, criticize, promise, connive, mislead and misappropriate." "When you consider that they had nearly 40 years in which to (Please Turn to Pg. 14A, Col. 3) Shriver married Eunice Kennedy in 1953 at age 38. The I couple has five children. Shriver was not present for the announcement but was expected to fly into Washington later Saturday night from his summer home at Hyannis Port, Mass. · IN ADDITION to any political advantage that might be gained from his Kennedy ties, Shriver's assets to the McGovern-led ticket would include his foreign service, business experience as POW Smile This unusual expression was Barry Holmes' response to staff photographer Lawrence Pierce's request: "Smile." Perhaps the reaction can be explained by the button which the 2 ] /--year-old was wearing. It shows a frown, and says, "POWs Never Have a Nice Day." Barry is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Holmes of 2217 Monroe Ave., St. Albans. PIRATE OR BARTENDER? By Steve Harvey Los Angeles Times Some U. S. vice presidents have gone on to become president. But John Breckinridge followed another path. He became a pirate. Breckinridge, the last vice president before the Civil War, joined the Confederate army as Both Have Been Vice Presidents murder a man while in office. In 1804, he killed former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel which climaxed a long and bitter feud. Incredibly, Burr returned to Washington to resume his du- fighting began. When the war ended, he refused to surrender. Gathering a small force of officers, he set out for Cuba. It was at this point that In a brazen slap at Johnson, as well as at his office, the Democrats refused to nominate anyone for vice president in of for a brigadier general when the ties, moving one senator to declare that "the high office of president is filled by an infidel: that of vice president by a murderer." Dueling, though illegal, was party leaders. His impressive record as an Indian fighter-- he had claimed credit for killing the Shawnee chief Tecumseh in 1813-- was forgotten. low. L»emocrauc members the Electoral College were formed they could vote whomever they preferred. J o h n s o n , however, CE (Please Turn to Pg. 14A, Col. · 1 1 Breckinridge and his men be-lnot uncommon during that peri- came pirates. Eventually, they' captured a ship manned by Unon deserters and sailed it to the Caribbean island. From Havana, the general sent funds to assist the lawyers of Jefferson Davis, the Confederate president. But there was little else he could do. After GAZETTE-MAIL od and Burr was indicted, but never tried. He couldn't seem to| stay out of trouble, however. In 1806, he was indicted for another capital offense: treason. Burr, it was charged, had or-[| ganized an army and planned to capture the Louisiana Territory as well as Mexico for his do- SPOTLIGHT stays in England and Canada,!main, he returned to the United States! Attempting to escape at one when he was assured that all point, he was carried back on was forgiven. the shoulders of one of the local Breckinridge provided one of authorities. Found innocent--on! j :he many strange chapters in] technical grounds--he decided); the history of the vice presiden-jto leave the United States. y- \ Burr went to England andii ^ iwas promptly expelled. After!! OTHER O C C U P A N T S cf ! wandering for several years, hei America's second highest off ice! returned to New Yov!c to P rac 'i have included an indicted mur-'tice law. To the surprise of, derer and traitor, an innkeeper nearly everyone, he lived to be! and a pair of accused swindlers. 80 years old. ! One vice president showed up i drunk for his inauguration cere- RICHARD MENTOR Johnson,! monies; a vice presidential can-'who was the Democratic vicej didatc received 3 million votes «"·«''«''"' '«·«'« n -,ino/i: even though he was dead. Aaron Burr, who served under Thomas Jefferson, was the nation's third vice president and Comol Scores Again With State, National Help --Page JC Charleston Syracuse 8 12 (Please Turn to Pg. 14A, Col. l) the only one, so far, to allegedly \ president from 1837-41, notoriety during his term by taking leave of Washington for one summer tr run his inn in Kentucky. Johnson's image as a part- Always on Sunday Building News Business News . . . Classified Ads Columnists Community News Current Affairs ... Page IB 7B . . . . 4C 6C-11C . . . . 2C . . . . 5B .. 1C Editorials Home. Family Magazine Obituaries Page Opposite Sports 2C !E-10E 1M-24M . . . 8B 3C 1D-9D Travel 22M, 23M Your Bridgework . 11A

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