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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 26

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 27, 1975
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12B Environment Workshops in Planning The National Council of Slate Garden Clubs announced Saturday that a series of four environmental education workshops will be held this fall involving garden club leaders from even- state in the nation. Mrs. George A. Patterson of Lewisburg, environmental education chairman of the National Council of State Garden Clubs, will serve as chairman of the program. Mrs. Patterson met here last week with representatives of the American Forest Institute. West Virginia Forests Inc., and the West Virginia Garden Club to plan the workshops. American Forest Institute and Shell Oil Co. will cosponsor the first two workshops, Mrs. Patterson said. International Paper Co. and Shell will cosponsor the third workshop, while the fourth and final one will be cosponsored by Shell and another firm to be named later. The workshop format was created by the U.S. Forest Service, which will lead the sessions. at soil, water, habitat and plant life. An urban trip will probe the needs, assets and problems of a typical community. The hope of the national council. Mrs. Patterson said, is that followup workshops will be undertaken on the local level as a result of the four national workshops. Mrs Pauersoa said she anucijates an iacjease in attention to enviroamental education as a result of the workshops. -Cooperation of citizens, government and iKry is the most intelligent way of seeking solutions to environmental problems," she concluded- ' 2 C A P I T O L S T R E E T Planning Session for Series of Environmental Workshops -Staff Photo From Left: Ed Stana, American Forest Institute; Mrs. George Patterson, National Council of Garden Clubs; Mrs. Hunt Cunningham, W. Va. Garden Club; and Dr. Donald Fogus, W. Va. Forests Inc. It's Back to Business as Usual For House Judiciary Panel By Richard L. Madden (C) /NW Vorfc Time« Service WASHINGTON - One morning earlier last week some 35 spectators sat listlessly in room 2141 of the Rayburn House Office Building as members of the House Judiciary Committee debated inconclusively the intricacies of the antitrust laws. Many of the faces on the committee rostrum were familiar. Rep. Jack Brooks, D- Tex., his glasses on his forehead, was presiding. Rep. Charles E. Wiggins, R- Calif.. his suit jacket off, was raising pointed questions about contingency fees for lawyers in antitrust suits. Rep. William L. Hungate, D-Mo., brought some smiles when he remarked: "1 don't know my ankle from second base in this field of law." It was a year ago today that the members of the judiciary committee, in the glare of national television and attention, cast their votes in the same packed but hushed room to recommend, 27 to 11, the first article of impeachment against President Richard M. Nixon on a charge that · he had engaged in a "course of conduct" designed to obstruct justice in the Watergate case. It is back to business as usual in room 2141. But for the committee members dealing now with the mundane business of considering bills, the memories and the anguish of considering the impeachment of a president just a year ago have not faded. * * * EARLIER THIS MONTH, seven committee members spent a relaxed weekend at Hilton Head, S.C., talking among themselves with an unobtrusive tape record trying to reconstruct in their own words their feelings and actions during the impeachment proceedings. They have been called variously the "gragile coalition," "the magnificent seven" or "the unholy alliance" -- three conservative Southern Democrats and four Republicans who helped shape and provide the key centirst votes for the first two of three articles of impeachment that ultimately forced Nixon to resign from office. . "I learned a lot," Rep. Hamilton Fish Jr.. R-N.Y., said of the weekend session. "I think what came across confirmed my feeling -- the loneliness of the entire experience. This was true of all of us." Fish said the two days of reflection with his colleagues also confirmed his belief that, each of the seven had arrived at the decision to try to draft an article of impeachment "on his own" and not because of some scenario orchestrated by the Democratic leadership. "It was one of those peculiar things -just spontaneous," he said. Rep. William S. Cohen, R-Me.. found the /session ironic in that seven men who had listened to numerous White House tapes and had puzzled over how those being recorded could say the things they did now confided in each other in a taped conversation. ' "I hope one or two of our expletives will be deleted." he said. 1 The seven -- Fish. Cohen. Thomas F. ...Railsback of Illinois, and Caldwell Butler ··sof Virginia, all Republicans and James R. . % JVlann of South Carolina. Walter Flowers pf Alabama and Ray Thornton of Arkan- *sas. all Democrats - are not quite sure what will be done with their tapes. They are talking about getting some one to 'write a narrative from the conversations. ;possibly for a book or to preserve it for -.historical purposes. ; The session was arranged as an oral his- torv project by St. Joseph's College in ·;Rensselaer. IncL on the theory that the ^participants should reconstruct the events : for history before too much time passed. .; The fragileness of elective office al' read v can be seen on the judiciary committee. Thirteen of the 38 representatives -ho were on the committee and who voted ·on the impeachment issue just a year ago ''are no longer there. Pi ve _ Charles W. Sandman Jr. and Jo- 'seph .}. Maraziti of New Jersey. David W. .. Dennis of Indiana. Wiley Mayne of Iowa and Harold V. Froehlien of Wisconsin, all Republican? - were defeated last November. Three -- Jerome Waidie of California and Wayne Owens of Utah, both Democrats, and Lawrence J. Hogan. R-Md. -ran unsuccessful 1 *- for other offices. ·mree - Charles W. Rangel. D-N.Y.. and Trent Lott of Mississippi and Delbert L Latta of Ohio, both Republicans moved to other committees. Tvw - Harold D. Donohue. D-NLjgs.. and Henrv P. Smith III. R-N.Y. - retired. Brooks Wiggins Hungate Mann Rodino Railsback Cohen Mezvinsky More will be leaving.-Hungate, who brought the few touches of homespun humor to the proceedings, already has announced he will not run for re-election in 1976. Mann, a courtly, quiet former county prosecutor who has a key figure in the drafting of the first impeachment article, is considering an appointment to the U.S. Court of Military Appeals. Paul S. Sar- banes. a 42-year-old liberal Democraft form Maryland, is a possible candidate for the Senate. The impeachment experience has not been easily forgotten for those who took part in it. Railsback, for example acknowledged that it has taken him a long time to. focus his attention on what he called "some of the mundane affairs" of his committee work that he always had enjoyed before. "1 find that in the last month now I have been able to kind of get my concentration back." he said. Mann compared the committee's experience to that of a jury. "When the jury disbands it's back to normal'., he said, although in this case "the closeness and the nature of the ordeal we went through" created something of a kinship that is not shared by the newcomers on the committee. "I think the experience will remain as long as we live." said rep. Edward Mez- vinsky, a 38-year-old Iowa Democrat who cast the 20th and majority vote on the roll- call for the first article of impeachment. "It affected our lives so much and it still affects our lives, although we don't talk about it.' he said. Rep. Peter W. Rodino Jr.. D-N.J.. who presided over the committee and guided it through impeachment, siad. "It's a great relief each morning when 1 look at a long day where the decisions are important." But. he added, the decisions are not what writers might choose to describe by saying, "one mistake on the part of Rodino and the country is down the drain." Four news magazine covers from the impeachment period are on Rodino's office wail along with autographed pictures from Presidents Ford. Johnson and Kennedy. There is no picture of Nixon. Rodino said that perhaps later on he might want to set down his own views and perspectives of the impeachment inquiry for historical purposes. "But at the present time I feel very strongly about not even giving off the appearance of exploiting the situation." he said. "These are events that you can"*(forget." Rodino said. "But there is no occasion to be joyous or jubilant, except that if it hadn't happened, I wonder what might have taken place." Those interviewed who had voted for at least one article of impeachment said they felt the committee had come to the proper conclusion. But Wiggins, who marshaled the Mixon defense during the proceedings, said that a year later he had "a mixed view of the performance of the committee." He said he regarded the opportunity for millions of Americans to watch a committee function on television as good. Wiggins questioned whether the committee had fulfilled its role as attorneys for the House of Representatives. He said, for example, that the committee had relied on information collected by others with little independent investigation and "never came to grips with the legal issues (of what constituted an impeachable offense) because they were too difficult." Wiggins said he didn't condone misbehavior but that more recent disclosures of actions by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency had demonstrated that misbehavior "was not unique to the Nixon administration or Richard Nixon pesonally." Wiggins himself came to the conclusion that Nixon should resign last Aug. 5--after the committee had completed its work-with the release by the president of taped conversations that occurred on June 23, 1972, six days after the Watergate break- in, showing that Nixon ordered a halt to the investigation on the break-in for political and national security purposes and ' that he had kept the evidence from his lawyers. Wiggins said the June 23 tapes gaive him "for the first time the legal underpinnings" for impeachment but that dispassionate historians going back over the committee records at the time the committee voted impeachment would conclude that "the record didn't support the articles of impeachment." The committee members said they had no plans to do anything special this weekend to mark the anniversary of the first impeachment vote. "I'll probably think about it a lot," Mez- vinsky said. "I think I'll remember right after that first vote, how quiet it was. I remember we went into a back room after the vote. We really didn't want to do it. It was like the executioner telling the person, 'I'm sorry, I have to do it.' I remember a lot of tears back, there." WORKSHOPS ARE scheduled for Sept. 2-5 in Maine, Oct. 21-24 in South Dakota, Nov. 4-7 at a Southern site yet to be determined, and Nov. 18-21 at a Western site yet to be determined. Three garden club members from every state will attend one of the four sessions, Mrs. Patterson said. A West Virginia delegation including Mrs. Hunt Cunningham of Beckley, president of the West Virginia Garden Club; Mrs. Paul McMannaway of Princeton, state environmental education chairman, and Mrs. Robert Gardner, state litter control and recycling chairman, will attend the southern workshop. Workshop field trips will include looks SPECIALS ·LADIES SANDALS ·LADIES LEATHER PENNY LOAFERS* LARGE SIZES ONLY MISS AMERICA TOE SANDALS SUMMERETTES LADIES LADIES FAMOUS BRANDS DRESS SHOES-HEELS-WEDCES- ITALIAN SANDALS ABOVE PRICES GOOD ONLY ON MONDAY TUESDAY Tropical Storm Blanche Off Coast Of North Carolina The Associated Press A tropical depression off the North Carolina coast was upgraded to a tropical storm Friday, with winds up to 45 miles an hour and gusts to 55 m.p.h. The storm, named "Blanche," was ' some 200 miles east-southeast of Cape Hatteras but was moving northeast, lessening any threat to the mainland. Rough surf along the coast created the possibility of beach erosion. A tornado was sighted near Lamesa in West Texas, meanwhile, but no damage was reported. Skies were partly cloudy to cloudy, with scattered showers and thundershowers, from the South Atlantic coast to the southern Plains. It was mostly sunny in the northern and western portions of the nation, except for some low cloudiness over Southern California. Jackson Book Stops Scheduled SPENCER - The West Virginia Library Commission -- Alpha Region bookmobile will visit these Jackson County stops: Monday -- Evans (Methodist Church). 10 to 10:45 a.m.: Mt. Alto (Click's store). 11 to 11:45 a.m.: Millwood, noon to 1:15 p.m.: Evergreen Hills (Church). 1:45 to 2:30 p.m.: Cottageville (Fabric shop). 2:45 to 3:15 p.m. Tuesday - Fairplain. 9:30 to 10 a.m.: Staats Mills (Aplin School). 11 to noon: Staats Mills (Post Office). 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday -- Frozen Camp (Church). 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.: Given. (Post Office). 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.: Kenna (Post Off ice). 2 to 2:30 p.m.: Marshall (Stewafi residence). 3:30 to 4 p.m. v DEPARTMENT STORE Shop Monday Nile Till 9P.M. REPEAT OF A SELL-OUT MEN'S REG. TO 17.00* FAMOUS MAKER WOVE* POLYESTER MD COTTON BLEWS, PEMUNNT PRESS OF COURSE CUFFED AND FLARE LEG PANTS SOLID COLORS AND PLAIDS A -' A SIZES 28 TO 38 \AQQ WE CAN'T MENTION THE NAME, BUT P fvv YOU'RE SURE TO RECOGNIZE THE STYLE AND QUALITY. SPECIAL PURCHASE SALE MEN'S REG. TO 10°° ·FAMOUS MAKER PERMANENT PRESS KNIT SHIRTS FEATURING DRY-PLY CONSTRUCTION, 2 LAYERS OF ABSORBENT NYLON AND COTTON. WHITE, SOLID COLORS AND COMBMATIONS SD.L.XL 7' MEN'S REG. 7.99'FAMOUS MAKER SHORT SLEEVE SPORT SHIRTS BLENDED FABRICS IN SOLID COLORS AND FASHION PATTERNS. S.M.L.XL MEN'S REG. TO 5" IF PERFECT SHORT SLEEVE RIBBED KNIT SHIRTS 50% POLYESTER, 50% COTTON ZIPPER FRONTS, WALLACE BEERYS AND COLLARED STYLES. S.M.L.XL LADIES'REGULAR I 9 ' CLOSED TOE CLOGS OPEN BACK CORK WEDGE HEEL SIZES 5 TO 10 LADIES'REGULAR TO 2" FIRST QUALITY SUMMER TOPS A 7C HALTERS,SHELLS | AND TANK TOPS. S.M.I LADIES'REGULAR 2" COOL AND COMFORTABLE SEERSUCKER BLOUSES SHORT SLEEVES ^ ^ BUTTON FRONT 4 KK ELASTBCED WAIST | UV CHECKS AND FLORAL PR1TS. SIZES 32 TO 38

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