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GAZETTE-MAIL CITY EDITION WEATHEE OUTLOOK - Sunny and. mild, with highs around 80 and lows near 60. Details on Page 10A. Charleston, West Virginia Sunday Morning, July 27,1975 35 Cents :: '*pW6^ AND W O R L D ' S B E S T C O M I C S Ford's Health Bill Veto Is Overridden in Senate Staff Pholo by Lewis Raines Leonard McCallister Looks Proudly at His Indian Find The Yawkey Resident Found the Stone Carvings in a Cave Near his Home Lincoln Man 'Nosy 9 Enough To Find Indian Artifacts WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate voted 67-15 Saturday to override President Ford's veto of a $2.02 billion health services and nurse training bill. Meanwhile, Ford flew to Bonn, Germany to begin a 10-day European mission that he said was directed at stabilizing East-West relations. The Senate vote came just hours after Ford rejected the measure as too costly, making it the first house of Congress to override a presidential veto this year. See Analysis on Page 34 The vote was preceded by a short debate in which Democratic and Republican senators said the bill ties together essential national health and nursing services. They said that because it is only an authorization, the Senate Appropriations Committee should be given the chance to adjust the spending level downward. West Virginia Senators Jennings Randolph and Robert Byrd voted in favor of overriding the veto. The House still must vote on the veto. It passed both houses previously by voice vote. In the veto message, announced after the President had left for Europe, Ford said the legislation calls for spending nearly $1.1 billion more than he requested for the next two fiscal vears and commented "proposed authorization levels such as these cannot be tolerated." THE VETOED measure called for expansion of community mental health centers and would have authorized several new programs including treatment of hypertension, rape prevention and control, and treatment of hemophelia. It also would extend nurse training programs and provide for a one-year extension of the National Health Service Corps. The American Nurses Assn. reacted quickly to the veto, calling the action "incomprehensible." "it me veto is not overriden there could be very serious results for the country's nursing schools and students," the association said. Before taking off from nearby Andrews Air Force Base, Ford said the Helsinki agreements -- though carrying political and moral rather than legal weight -"can promote wider cooperation and. greater security across the entire continent of Europe." The President planned an initial two-day stop in Bonn, to meet with West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt. Then he will head to Poland, Finland, Romania and Yugoslavia. Accompanying Ford on the 13,200-mile trip are his wife, Betty, and Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. In his departure remarks, Ford omitted a reference to the three Baltic states which were taken over by the Soviet Union in 1940. (Turn to Page 10A, Col. 3) Record Lack Of Natural Gas Feared byPanel By Sue Jones Leonard McCallister is a nosy person. So "very scarey looking nosy in fact, that he found some Indian artifacts in a cave on his farm near Yawkev, Lincoln County, while looking for ginseng early Saturday. His find included an Indian head carved out of sandstone and a strange shaped stone semicircle, a sort of sundial beneath it. "I was just roaming through some of my farm land this morning at 6 a.m.," McCallister said. "Then I saw an opening to a cave under some rocks. I'm a very nosy person and I just had to find out what was in there." McCallister described the cave as being with water running out of it. Inside, he could hear rattlesnakes, which he says are very common on his 100-acre farm. "The hole was barely big enough for me to crawl in. But once I did, I found a huge den inside; it was perhaps 75 feet long. But there were snakes all around. Good thing I had my flashlight," he said a little nervously. » WITHIN 15 FEET of him were the sculpture and the dial. Battered and rusty tin cans were scattered throughout the room, but McCallister said he was too frightened to evaluate the room any further, and he snatched up the artifacts and Young Man Hopes Ad Can Help Future By Strat Douthat HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP)-Walter won the state Class A high school basket- Patterson is a diverse young man who can ball championship. They closed the school the next year _ _ ^ . . . .. . . ^^ t i i · j crochet an afghan, smash a brick with a karate chop or spot a cancerous cell swimming on a microscope slide. Lately, however, he's mostly been looking for the mailman. A 29-year-old Vietnam veteran with a master's degree in biology, Patterson has been hoping to get a response from a personal ad he placed in the classified section of a Charleston newspaper earlier this month. The ad read: "I, Walter Patterson, a black graduate student at Marshall University and a resident of West Virginia, have been accepted at the West Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine at Lewisburg. Since my acceptance I have been unable to obtain the necessary financial aid to attend this year. Classes begin on Aug 18,1975. If there is an interested individual or'community group that would assist me in my endeavor I will provide them and their community with my professional services upon graduation in return for their assistance. Box 14, Allen Junction, W.Va. 25810." »· "I PLACED the ad in the Charleston paper because I felt it would reach the most small communities in West Virginia, Patterson said in his Marshall dormitory room "It ran the weekend of July 11. So far I haven't gotten a single response . He used the Allen Junction, Wyoming County, address because his parents live there His father was disabled in a coal mine slate fall when Patterson was 16, the year before he and his teammates at Mullens' former all-black Conley High ~ and I went into the Air Force," he said. As a member of a Special Forces unit, Patterson did a tour of duty in Alaska and saw combat in the jungles of Vietnam. He came to the Marshall campus straight from the battlefield. "They called me stoneface when I first got here," he recalled. "I had some adjustments to make." But he made them and in 1973 he graduated with a 3.5 academic average in his major field of cytotechnology--the study of cellular structure. He then went to Cincinnati, worked a year in a hospital there, and then came back to Marshall for his master's degree. (Turn to Page 10A, Col. 5) left the cave. "I think there's more things in.there and possibly someone buried under those rocks. The Cherokee Indians always made carvings of their chiefs and some of that stuff may lead me to a discovery," he said. An avid explorer when it comes to finding Indian relics, McCallister said that he and his father used to dig into the South Charleston Indian mound until the city told them to stop. He has found a number of "strange" objects elsewhere on his farm since he 'bought it a year ago. They include two rocks with an unbroken egg :. between them. The Union Carbide employe: says he's going back-'into the cave to explore some more before he brings in professional appraisers. "I'm kind of tickled over my find and I want to go back and find everything I can before I tell anyone where the cave is," he said. »· McCALLISTER explained that his only companions on the second cave expedition would be a flashlight, a bottle of whisky, a pack of cigarettes and a .35 caliber gun to . shoot snakes with. "And I don't plan to keep my finds. My wife's half Cherokee and she can't stand any of that Indian stuff in the house. I'm darn proud of finding it but I sure don't want to keep it if my wife don't want me to," he added. 2 From Area Escape Injury In Plane Crash By Rick Steelhammer POCA - A South Charleston businessman and a St. Albans woman escaped injury Saturday when the single-engine airplane in which they were riding crash- landed and overturned in a marshy pasture near this Putnam County town. State police said the pilot, Everett Doty of Nottingham Road, South Charleston, and Faye Jones of Green Valley Drive, St. Albans, his passenger, were able to walk away from the wrecked plane. WITNESSES TOLD police that the engine of the plane was not operating as it spared over the Manilla Creek area about two miles east of Poca immediately before the 4 p.m. crash-landing. The aircraft sirucK tne top ot a small tree at the edge of the pasture where it made the emergency set-down, witnesses said. An instant after the plane's wheels touched the muddy ground, the aircraft flipped forward, carving a 100-foot scar in the field before coming to rest upside- down. (Turn to Page 10A, Col. 1) WASHINGTON (AP-If the predictions in a government report prove true, sometime this winter Americans may find their gas stoves won't always light for cooking and gas furnaces won't always fire up for heating. A report by the House Government Operations Committee says the nation could experience its worst natural gas shortage in history this winter. "For the first time curtailments might reach residential users," the report says. THE REPORT IS THE LATEST in a series of forecasts from some segments of government that the natural gas shortage this winter will be even more severe than last when tens of thousands of workers lost their jobs because the fuel wasn't available for manufacturing needs. See Related Story on Page IB At least one House subcommittee and the staff of another federal agency remain skeptical. They claim that producers may be holding back supplies to exert pressures to drive up prices. In March, for instance, a staff report of the Federal Trade Commission recommended federal, legal action against the nation's 11 major natural gas producers, claiming they were underestimating natural gas reserves in an attempt to influence "the price at which producers sell natural gas to interstate pipeline companies." And the House commerce subcommittee on oversight and investigations has been looking into whether the industry has been deliberately withholding gas by underestimating supplies and failing to produce adequately from existing wells. Warnings of a nationwide crisis of emergency proportions are contained in the government operations report, which says the shortage for the year ending March, 1976, will be 45 per cent greater than the previous 12 months. The report says the states of Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, New Jersey and North Carolina will be hardest hit. In Kentucky, the report forecasts a 100 per cent curtailment of the fuel to 135 companies that employ 30,000. (Turn to Page 10A, Col. 2) Americans In Angola Alerted LUANDA, Angola (AP)-The United States consulate has told the estimated 150 U.S. citizens in the Angolan capital-where rival African liberation groups are fighting for power--to be ready for evacuation early today. British and other West European nationals were to be evacuated today by a Royal Air Force aircraft. . A major fire started in the oil storage area near the besieged Sao Pedro do Barro fort Saturday evening. One of the giant storage tanks, apparently hit by a mortar shell, burst into flames. Observers believe the stage is set for a battle for complete control of Luanda between armies of the Movement for the Liberation of Angola--MPLA--and the National Front for the Liberation of Ango- la--FNLA. Both groups are seeking ascendancy when Portugal grants independence to the mineral-rich colony on Nov. 11. (Turn to Page 6A, Col. 1) WEST VIRGINIA, for instance, might see a drastic migration of its population and relocation of much of its industrv. Charleston Toledo n State Bankers to Name Group to Study Reform By James A. Haught Walter Patterson Wants Aid WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS - The West Virginia Bankers Assn. voted Saturday to name a special committee to help reform the handling of state bank deposits -- but said it would be "manifestly improper" to take any other action in the current banking scandal. The WVBA. concluding its annual two- day convention at The Greenbrier, also voted to continue its opposition to branch banking in West Virginia. Debate on the branching issue came first in the Saturday session. Smaller banks, who fear they would be stifled by- branches of larger banks, dominated the balloting, which was 79-53 to continue resistance against branching. As an aside during the branch debate, bank president W. M. Dickson of Ronceverte remarked that he was opposed to any whitewashing statements in the bribery scandal involving former State Treasurer John Kelly and several bankers. f- /r"WE HAVE CORRUPT bankers and we have corrupt public officials," Dickson told the 700 delegates. "We don't need any self-serving resolutions. 7 ' The scandal involves allegations that Kelly and his top aide accepted about $100,000 in payoffs over a decade from bankers hoping to gain more interest-free deposits of state funds. After the branch debate. WVBA executive manager Russell Keith of Charleston read a resolution which had been prepared by WVBA officers and directors. It authorized appointment of a "representative committee" of bankers to advise the Governor and the legislature "in any studies of existing state laws with respect to the deposit and investment of state funds." The resolution passed without dissent. Then Keith read this statement prepared by WVBA officers: . (Turn to Page IDA, Col. a) Turkey Begins Bases Takeover AP, New York Times ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish troops began moving into U.S. military installations Saturday on a government order to take control in repirsal for the continued American ban on arms shipments to Turkey. The arms ban was imposed by the American Congress after Turkey used American equipment in its invasion of Cyprus a year ago. The House of Representatives on Thursday voted down a Ford administration request to partially lift the ban. Officials said the takeover process may continue for several days. Neither Turkish nor American authorities gave details on how far the takeover had progressed nor what was involved at each of the two dozen bases scattered throughout the Turkish peninsula. There were no Turkish troops at the U. S. base on Balgat near Ankara and American military police still guarded the main entrance to the base. See Background Sfory on Page 5A main there for the present. Two-thirds of the Americans are assiped to the three largest bases -- Karamursel, Sinop on the Black Sea coast, and Incirlik, the strategic air in the south. Incirlik air ba:se is the only one exempted by the government from total suspension of functions because of its NATO functions. Defense Minister Ferit Nelen said. "It is too early to say anything about the position of the American personnel on the bases." (Turn to Page 6 A, Col. 1) Spotlight The semiofficial Anatolian news agency reported naval units had completely taken over the Karamursel base near Ista'nbul in western Turkey, one of the biggest installations on Turkish soil. In Washington, a senior Pentagon official said the Turks at Karamursel and at another base at Sinop "haven't done anything except run up the Turkish flag." According to official Turkish sources the approximately 7.000 American personnel stationed at Turkish bases would re- Always on Sunday IB Building News..." 12D Business News d -E Classified Ads 6E-11E Columnists IB. 1E-3E Current Affairs ie Editorials 2E Home. Family IC-I2C Magazine 1M-24M Obituaries HD Page Opposite 3E Sports 1D-11D Travel 23M Your Bridgeport 3B

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