Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 27, 1975 · Page 13
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July 27, 1975

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 13

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144 a**' Sunning on a Saturday Sun worshipers were thick on the grass beside the Coonskin Park swimming pool as skies were bright and clear on Saturday. (Staff Photo by Leo Chabot) Peaceful Rally Protests Government in India By William Borders (C) New York Timer Service AHMEDABAD, India - Ten thousand people gathered in a broad, grassy soccer field here Saturday evening for a protest rally against the authoritarian new posture of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's government. The rally, which was addressed by the chief minister of the Gujarat state government, was held in observance of the one- month anniversary of the emergency that the federal government declared on June 26, when it began arresting thousands of its political opponents. Although the federal action is widely unpopular here, this is also the homeland of Mohandas K. Gandhi, India's national hero, and his tradition -- nonviolent passive resistance to authority he deemed repressive -- was reflected in the protest. "The people of Gujarat are angry at what the central government has done, but our protests will be peaceful," declared Babubhai Patel, the chief minister, or elected head of the state government. * * * THEN, AS THE sun set and the evening Beame's Fight For Employe Facts Supported NEW YORK UP) - Mayor Abraham D. Beame got support Saturday in his efforts to obtain accurate figures on the number of city employes. Henry J. Stern, Manhattan Liberal, backed the mayor with a resolution prepared for the City Council demanding that a law requiring weekly publication in the City Record of hiring, firing and promotion figures be obeyed. Stern said figures in the City Record from Jan. 1 to July 25 showed a decrease in city employes of only 5,805 persons although officials claimed over 20,000 had been separated. "People consider city figures about as accurate as the Viet Cong body counts the U.S. military used to issue in Saigon," he said. Felix Rohatyn, financial chairman of the Municipal Assistance Corp., has said that distrust of these figures has been the major difficulty across the country in selling Big MAC bonds. And Mayor Beame. in criticizing city administrators Friday for supplying him with faulty employment figures, said: "The problem with the city is that people don't believe what we're doing." Beame was also critical of Moody's, the nation's leading rating agency, for withdrawing its favorable rating from city notes and of federal officials for refusing aid to Big MAC. Big MAC. city and state officials were bogged down in attempts to get municipal union officials to accept some sort of wage freeze, wage cuts and across the board cuts in expenses. Moreover. Beame has called for a hike in the 35 cent bus and subway fares after previously saying that obtaining federal and state subsidies to keep the fare down one of his chief accomplishments. Church to Host Guest Minister Guest minister at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on Third Avenue today will be the Rev. Robert Coleman of Owensboro. Ky. Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.nr and monjpig worship at 11 a.m. £ breeze stirred the red and yellow tropical flowers in the trees that line the fields, Patel led his audience in a resolution. "Our leaders should be released, our fundamental rights restored," he declared, and the crowd, many people rising to their feet, repeated the demand with a roar. He and they continued, phrase by phrase, as'in a prayer: "We pledge ourselves to carry on peaceful and nonviolent agitation. This is the determination of the people of Gujarat." Gujarat is one of only two states in India whose government is not in the hands of Mrs. Gandhi's Congress party. The ringing electoral defeat her party suffered here last month, when Patel won power after years of Congress control, was a contributing factor in the present national political crisis. Many Indians elsewhere have looked to Gujarat in recent weeks as a possible rallying point for resistance to Mrs. Gandhi. The mood is less cautious here; underground, uncensored newspapers circulate more freely. But as Gujaratis point out in every political conversation, the prime minister, under India's enormously flexible constitution, holds the trump card: If there is too much disruption here, she can order what is called a declaration of "presdident's rule" and begin administering the state directly from New Delhi. "She could use any pretext for doing that, saying that we were not running things properly here," Patel said in an interview. "That's why we must be very careful." But in speaking at the rally, and even in permitting it, Patel was acting boldly in the context of today's India. Although India used to be a land where ideas clashed vibrantly every day, a rally like this one would now be illegal in most parts of the country. Space Lab Cosmonauts Return MOSCOW (AP)-Cosmonauts Pvotr Klimuk and Vitaly Sevastyauov rocketed safely back to earth Saturday, ending the Soviets' longest manned space flight and capping a triumphant week for Russia's space program The two men's Soyuz 18 spacecraft ended its 63-day mission by landing in the arid Central Asian desert not far from the spot where Soyuz 19 with Alexei Leonov and Valery Kubasov aboard touched down Monday. The six-day flight of Soyuz 19 drew wide attention as the Soviet half of the Soviet- American space docking and exchange of crews between Soyuz and Apollo. Soyuz 18 was launched on May 24 from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and a day later docked with the Salyut 4 space station. * * * THE COSMONAUTS spent 62 days aboard the Salyut, performing medical and scientific experiments. Their flight fell short of the 84-Jay space endurance record set by three AMerican astronauts in a Skylab station early last year. Soyuz 18 landed about 33 miles northeast of the town of Arkalyk and about 1,400 miles southeast of Moscow. A preliminary examination revealed that Klimuk, 33, and Sevastyanov, 41, had withstood the rigors of the long flight well, the news agency Tass reported. A one-hour delayed television broadcast of the landing showed that Klimuk was the first to emerge from the capsule shortly after it touched down. He swayed noticeably as he attempted to walk and was quickly supported by the recovery crew that rushed to the craft and opened the hatch. A later program showed the cosmonauts arriving by plane at the Baikonur cosmod- rome. Dressed in dark flight suits, they walked unaided down the ramp, smiling and waving to the crowd. * * « SEVASTYANOV BEAMED, "We have waited a long, long time for the moment when we can say 'hello' here on earth." The two cosmonauts said they felt fine. "A you you can see, we are standing normally," Klimuk said. "I wish that all TV viewers felt the same as we." The jovial, boyish-looking Klimuk, an air force lieutenant colonel, and his more restrained colleague, a civilian engineer, were frequent guests on nightly television news programs during the flight, showing viewers the Salyut 4 station and demonstrating their physical exercises and scientific experiments. They had raised a garden of onions and peas as a forerunner to eventually providing self-sufficient food supplies in space. "The results obtained during the flight will promote the development of cosmon- autics a n d . . . bring mankind closer to the building in space of permanently functioning long-term orbital stations," Tass said. It added that Soyuz 18 had brought back "vast materials with the results of research." Mason-to-Pomeroy Bridge to Be Closed The Asiociated Presf The Ohio River bridge connecting Mason, W.Va., and Pomeroy, Ohio, will be closed for three to four months for renovation beginning Aug. 1, the West Virginia Department of Highways said. 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