Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 6, 1972 · Page 12
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 12

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 6, 1972
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/ 12A--Aug. 6, 1972 Sunday Gazette-Mail «tf Vlrtliili · SET UP McGovern Nixon Patsy, Says American Party Contender LOUISVILLE, K y .-W-T h e newly chosen presidential nominee of the American Party charged Saturday that Sen. George McGovern was "set up by a conspiracy group as a patsy" so President Nixon could be re-elected. Rep. John G. Schmitz, a lame-duck California congressman who switched from the Republican party to the American after his'nomination, told newsmen McGovern was chosen by a group of conspirators as a Democratic nominee so Nixon could win. He was charged also that the President is a tool of the same group. The American party got ready to adjourn its first national convention after nominating a vice presidential candidate. Tom Anderson, a conservative Southern "weekly editor, was heavily favored for vice president because he was Schmitz' choice. Like the presidential nominee, Anderson is a member of the John Birch Society. Anderson was nominated by acclamation after four others whose names had been put before the convention withdrew in Anderson's favor. They were Richard B. Kay of Cleveland, Ohio, an unsuccessful candidate for the presidential nomination; Homer Fikes of Texas, Bob Mess of Tennessee, and Clay Smothers, a Dallas. Tex., black newscaster. Schmitz, who was defeated for renomination for the Republican party June 6, said at a news conference that his new party will be on the ballot in 35 to 40 states in November, but he declined to say how many he expects to carry. "That all depends," he said, 'We've got to ^lay catch up ball." He c o n c e d e d that "our chances are minimal," but compared them nevertheless to a tiny spark which can grow into a huge fire if it falls on dry leaves. "The political situation in the country now," he added, "is like dry leaves." The executive secretary of the Darty, Alex Hudgins, .said he relieves the presidential ticket could get in on the ballot in 38 states "with no trouble." And he said, "We may get on two or hree more with lawsuits we can win." He would not identify the states. Greenbrier Halts Rail Excursions RONCEVERTE - All scheduled excursion trains on the Greenbrier Railroad for this year have been canceled. Persons who purchased tickets for the excursions may obtain refunds by writing either P. 0. Box 250, Ronceverte, 24970, or P. 0. Box 1048, Akron, Ohio, 44309. -AP AMERICAN PARTY CONTENDER NAMED John Schmitz, Wife Mary Accept Lobbying Threatens Consumer Bill By Carole Shifrin The Washington Post WASHINGTON-Intense lobbying during the push adjournment of the 92nd Congress is threatening to kill a bil! which would establish federa 1 standards for product warranties and strengthen the Federal T r a d e Commission's (FTC) powers to protect consumers Specifically at issue in the pending bill--awaiting action by the House Commerce Committee--is a section which would spell out the FTC's authority to issue its trade regulation rules defining unfair and deceptive Split Family Of Mormons To Reunite SALT LAKE CITY Uf) family split by 125 years of religious differences announced Saturday it will hold its first reunion in Illinois this month with a directive from its elders not to talk about religion. The descendants of Joseph Smith Sr., whose son Joseph Smith Jr. is revered as a prophet by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mormon and the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, plan the reunion Aug. 18-19 in Nauvoo. The Illinois town was evacuated by the Mormons in 1846, two years after their prophet's arrest and assassination. A year later, they arrived in Utah's Salt Lake Valley. The Mormon prophet's direct descendants split from the main body and formed the RLDS church with headquarters in Independence, Mo. Members of the family say invitations to the reunion have 'been sent to all known descendants of the elder Smith, who had 11 children. It is not known how many persons this includes, The late Mormon President Joseph Fielding Smith, who died last month at 35, left more than 160 descendants. He was a great-grandson practices in the marketplace. Along with the usual business lobbyists against consumer bills for a whole new array of business interests -- including bankers and truckers--oppose rule- makng authority for the FTC. The reason is that the House bill would apply FTC rules evenly across the board to all business, including federally regulated industries--such as banks, truckers, railroads and airlines--that now are specifically exempted from FTC coverage. In contrast, the Senate bill, passed last November, reiterates the traditional exemption, even adding some federally regulated financial institutions not already exempted. General rule-making authority is considered crucial by the FTC, which is charged by Congress with both consumer protection and anti-trust enforcement. With its limited manpower and resources--$25 million annually in a trillion-dollar economy--the increasingly ac- ive agency has come to believe n the last few years that rules having the force of law are the only effective and fair way to deal with industry-wide practices it believes to be illegal. At issue is not the FTC's ability to define what is "un[air;" that authority in fact was specifically reaffirmed by the supreme Court in a recent decision. The question now being l i t i g a t e d -- o r legislated--is whether the commission can define unfairness through rules issued after holding hearings; it already knows it can define unfairness through longer and costlier case-by-case litigation. REP. JOHN*MOSS. D-Calif., chairman of the subcommittee from which the bill emerged, says the most vigorous lobbying is coming from the powerful banking industry, which is opposed to an FTC power to define deceptive practices if it could affect granting of credit. Moss noted that one ally in Favor of keeping the banks in the bill are the nonbank financial institutions engaged in the granting of credit, which would of the elder Smith, as was W.jbe subject to any FTC rules Wallace Smith, president of theieven if banks weren't. Such in- RLDS church. jstitutions include small loan, insurance, finance and credit card c o m p a n i e s . Naturally they would like to see uniformity in the laws. "I agree with that," Rep. Moss said. If the commission proposed a rule about credit cards, "I see little difference in a credit card issued by a bank or by another institution," he said. Siding with Moss and his commerce subcommittee is House Banking Committee Chairman Wright Patman, D-Tex., who says that the bank supervisory agencies are concerned primarily with internal financial practices. Let the FTC have com- 4-H Roundup To Feature Hill Heritage JACKSONS MILL--An accent on the old will provide a new look for the annual State 4-H Roundup here, August 14-17. Mountain Heritage, a new contest featuring Appalachian music and dances, will open the roundup on Monday. To climax Mountain Heritage Day, the dance teams and musicians will perform simultane-jplete authority to prevent unfair ously on the lawjn beginning at|and deceptive practices, he 6:45 p.m. The first place win-jsaid. ners in each event will repeat! F e d e r a l Reserve Board their winning performances at 8! Chairman Arthur Burns disa- p.m. The diary judging contest will be held on Monday, during the West Virginia Dairy Show and Festival, also held at Jacksons Mill that week. The land judging and horticultural identification contests wiil be held Tuesday. The talent con-! test with 36 acts is scheduled that evening at 7:30. Wednesday activities include public speaking an arts contest, and a style revue at 7:15 p.m. The roundup will conclude grees. In a letter to a House committee member, Burns suggested that single bank supervisory agency, not the FTC, should be given nile- writing authority over federally supervised financial institutions. Also making the lobbying rounds on Capitol Hill are representatives of retailers, food chains, truckers, auto companies, and appliance manufacturers. House sources says. Some business groups--includ- Thursday with the 4-H and FFA iing General Motors Corp. and J. tractor operator's contest and'C. Penney Co.--have suggested visual presentations contest, in ! to congressmen that the FTC be which some 125 4-H'ers will give;required to follow trial-type pro- demonstrations or illustrated 'cedures, including unlimited tafts pertaining to their pro-1 cross-examination of witnesses jects. Winners in the 33 catego- ! at hearings. FTC General Coun- ries will receive cash awards, sel Ronald Dietrich ,called this "just unbelievable." "The Food and Drug Administration has a trial-type set-up," he said. "And they couldn't get out a peanut butter rule for 14 years." Sen. Long Gets Mitchell Apartment WASHINGTON W - . The swanky duplex apartment in the Watergate owned by John N. Mitchell and his well-publicized wife, Martha, has been purchased by Sen. Russell B. Long, D-La., the Washington Evening Star-Daily News reported Saturday. It was from that apartment on the seventh and eighth floors that Mrs. Mitchell made many of the phone calls that gained her headlines. The Mitchells are moving back to Rye, N.Y., now that the former attorney general has resigned as head of The Committee for the Re-Election of the President at her insistence. For Long and his wife of two years, Carolyti, it will be a move upstairs from their two- b e d r o o m sixth-floor duplex. Long's wife i* a former assistant to Sen. Sam Ervin, D-N.C. The Longs will take possession of the property in October. Swiss Millions Go BERN, Switzerland -wi- Foreign workers in Switzerland earned about $2 billion in 1971 and transferred about $540 million to their home countries', the government reported. / 8 Hiroshima Paneb Placed on Display TOKYO --Oft- Big** largt panels have gone on display dipicting the Korean residents of Hiroshima who were killed and injured when an atomic bomb was dropped on the city on Aug. 6, 1945. The panels are the 14th in a series of painting of the atom bombing done by artists Iri Maruki and his wife, Toshi. _ PROTECT YOUR CHILD'S EYES WITH A LIGHTOLIER STUDY LAMP CONVINIENTIY PACKED FOR EASY CARRYING COIOIS: Bon« white. Beige Espresso Brown, Vivid Orange White, Vivid Yellow White. MAIL ORDERS FILLED PROMPTLY SPECIALLY PRICED LAMP SALE NOW IN PROGRESS $ 13.98 (while they last). warm's, YOUR NEAMUARTERS FOR STUDY LAMPS, SEE OUR MANY OTHER STYLES OF STUDY LAMPS OH DISPLAY FLOOR MODEL --for alongside a desfc or chair. Excellent for grown-ups, too. 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