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GAZETTE-MAIL Charleston, West Virginia, Sunday Morning, June 20, 1976 CITY EDITION WEATHER OUTLOOK-Occasional rain likely, with highs in the 70s. Lows tonight in'the60s. Details on Page 8A. 35 cents S.Africa Riots Trigger U.N. Condemnation The Assarinleil Press -AP Wircpholo President Ford Escorts Members of Robert Waring Family Body of State Department Official Was Returned From Lebanon The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolutifti Saturday condemning South A f r i c a for "massive violence" against black demonstrators. In a rare display of unity, the 15-nation council agreed to accept a Western resolu- t i o n that was m i l d e r than the original draft and approved it by consensus without a vote. The result was a moderate text without calls for punitive action against the South Africa's white-minority regime or threats to expel it from the United Nations. The United States, Britain, France and Italy were said by council sources to h a v e sought the "moderating changes" in the resolution. »· IT EXPRESSED THE COUNCIL'S "deep shock over large-scale killings and wounding of Africans" by South African authorities. Reports from Johannesburg put the unofficial death toll from rioting in black t o w n s h i p s at more than 100 w i t h some 1,000 injured. In related developments . . . ··An uneasy peace settled over Johannesburg's teeming black suburbs Saturday after the worst race riots in South Africa's history. *The Rhodesian government announced Three Killed Bodies of Slain U.S. Officials Returned In Weekend Shootings By Rick Steelhamraer Weekend "shootings in Clay. Roane and Logan counties have left three persons dead, three wounded, three jailed on murder and attempted murder charges, state police said. Killed were Anthony Warren Frazier, 29 of Ivydale, Clay County. Iva Anderson, 58, of Sp'encer, and Bobby Black 29, of Harts Creek, Logan County. STATE POLICE at Clay said Frazier was killed early Saturday, when a man in a van bearing Arizona license plates fired on him on a remote, deadend road near Ivydale. *· THE SHOOTING OCCURRED a f t e r Frazier and six companions left an Ivydale nightspot, and pulled onto an isolated road leading to a deserted farmhouse on Ivydale Ridge. The group told police they were surprised when they encountered a van with Arizona plates already parked there. Frazier and his companions parked less than 10 yards from the out-of-state vehicle, according to statements given police, and several occupants of the station wagon, including Frazier. got out to investigate. (Turn to Page 8A, Col. 1) WASHINGTON (AP) - In a solemn ceremony punctuated by a 19-gun artillery salute, President Ford on Saturday watched as the caskets of slain Ambassador Francis E. Meloy Jr. and economic counselor Robert 0. Waring were lifted off a plane from Lebanon. "These men who were so ruthlessly cut down in Lebanon embodied the finest traditions of our country," Ford said in the ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base, in Maryland. The President declared that the deaths of Meloy and Waring would serve to strengthen the United States' aim to search for "every opportunity to bring peace to that tragic land." *· MELOY AND WARING, along with a Always on Sunday IB Building News HD Business News 12C Chess 10A Classified Ads -3E -HE Columnists IB, 1E-2E Current Affairs HE Editorials 2E Health 4A Home, Family 1C-9C. 14C Magazine 1M-28M Obituaries 10D Page Opposite 3 E Sports 1D-9D Travel 25M-29M Your Bridgework 1"A Lebanese chauffeur, were shot ta death in Beirut on Wednesday while attempting to cross the city for a meeting with Lebanese President-elect Elias Sarkis. Ford spoke just after caskets bearing the two men's bodies were carried by a military honor guard off a DC135 transport jet which brought them back from the Middle East. The President noted that in previous years before it was torn by civil war, Lebanon had been "a model of diversity and tolerance." But now. Ford said, Lebanon has been beset by "times of fear, hatred, destruction and despair." He said that Meloy and Waring exemplified the goals of America and the U.S. Foreign Service "to build a more secure, a more just world." Ford added that "in the Middle East and elsewhere we will continue to exercise international leadership because there is no moral alternative." *ALSO SPEAKING at the ceremony was Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, who greeted relatives of the murdered men and presented them to the President. "Frank Meloy and Bob Waring died as they lived -- in the service of their country and in the search for peace." Kissinger said. The secretary strongly praised Meloy's efforts in Lebanon as well as the 59-year- old diplomat's earlier service as ambassador to Guatemala. Kissinger recalled that Meloy worked around the clock in Guatemala supervising rescue work after the Central American nation was devasted by a severe earthquake in February. He also noted that "in the last four years the Foreign Service has lost five men in the search for peace in the Middle East. We owe it to their sacrifice to finish their work." P. RELATIVES TAKING part in the ceremony included Daniel Meloy. the ambassador's brother; Irene Waring. Waring's widow; Michael and Richard Waring, two of their children; and the Rev. Olaf Waring. Waring's brother. Ford participated earlier Saturday in a series of high-level meetings on the delay in the evacuation of approximately 150 Americans from Beirut by land convoy to Svria. The B r i t i s h - r u n motorcade t a k i n g Americans to Damascus was postponed for one day Saturday after fighting was reported along the route and the Palestine Liberation Organization told the British Embassy it would not be able to assure safety for the fleeing foreigners. About 140 Americans had signed on and White House Press Secretary Ron Nessen said some others probably will join. There are about 1,800 Americans and dependents in Lebanon. Noting that less than 10 per cent had chosen to leave, Nessen said: "It may seem a r e l a t i v e l y s m a l l number but their safety is of no small concern to the President." t h a t eight more black insurgents have been killed in Rhodesia's mounting guerrilla war. ··Zaire, uneasy about Soviet and Cuban assistance in neighboring Angola, is due to receive a substantial increase of American arms, according to Western diplomats. The six-point resolution declared South Africa's policy of apartheid, or racial separation, is "a crime against the conscience and dignity of mankind and seriously d i s t u r b s i n t e r n a t i o n a l p e a c e a n d security." It recognized the "legitimacy" of the blacks' struggle for the elimination of racial discrimination and called upon the South African government to take urgent steps to end its policy of apartheid. South A f r i c a n Ambassador Roelf F. Botha quickly disassociated his government from the resolution and said South Africa will not be "held hostage to the council or accept externally imposed restrictions on its freedom of domestic administration." He characterized the council debfite us full of "far-fetched, emotional and unsubstantial allegations." Speaking for the council members. Italian Ambassador Piero Vinci told the South Africans "they must realize that they are completely isolated and that the whole world is Speaking in one voice. »» "SOUTH AFRICA MUST abandon the anachronistic, outdated and shortsighted policy." U.S. A m b a s s a d o r A l b e r t Sherer Jr. called on South Africa to abandon apartheid which, he said, is "clearly not acceptable under any standard of humnn rights." "The tragic events occurring in South Africa are a sharp reminder that when a system deprives a people of the basic elements of human dignity and expression, only the bitterest results can be expected," said Slicrer, who s;il in for Ambassador William W. jjcranlon, now on an African tour. i Heavily armed black and while police palrolcii the lownships for fresh outbreaks of violence near Johannesburg. Casey Orders Commissioners To Draw Up '76-'77Budget By Ann Hughcy ,,,._.,, compel the commissioners to set the total Kanawha Circuit Court Judge Patrick ' . , , ..._ , L _ Casey Saturday ordered the three Kanawha County commissioners to draw up an official budget showing the total amount of money they intend to spend during fiscal 1976-77. In addition he ruled that John D. Catalano is a member of the commission, despite confusion over Catalano's June 9 resignation and his withdrawal of the resignation the same day. Five elected officials filed a petition last Tuesday seeking a writ of manadamus to amount of money to be spent during the year. They said that without an order from the commissioners giving the total budget, they could not file a list of their department employes and wages with the county clerk by June 30, as required by the same state statute which says the commissioners must file a budget by March 29. * THE PLAINTIFFS CLAIMED that they w o u l d not have the f u n d s to pay t h e i r current employes in July without the order. The five officials seeking the writ granted Saturday were Larry Winter, prosecuting attorney, Phyllis Rutledge, circuit clerk; Jack L. Paulcy, county clerk; G. Kemp Melton, s h e r i f f , and J. Dernpsey Gibson,assessor. (Turn to Page 8A, Col. 3) Syracuse 1 Charleston 5 I //! Nixon Deputy Haldeman Gives First Look At Undisclosed Aftermath of Watergate The renl "ini,l,-r" nl .V.'.rmfx K hit,- linuwira* II. K. "«··/) Haldeman. rhii-f of "laff. /·'"- "·'"·'· ''""' f"" r . v '""" s "f ''"' ' Uv "" '"'"""""·""""; llald,;nan «w //..· "'"'' '"»" lMfi-rfitl and ffar,-d man w l h . - l ;../··« .Slnlr* · V i t m i * .iV-pi'lv. "· ran t!« W hi,,' Hoi,*.-. Arrordmf to . i i i n n i im«M »« han- fallTM and John Cunnallyirould !,,· ih fl, 7 ,,,Miwii /m.««V,il,V,/ rflnrfWfll.. had il no! I',;;, for W nK-r^l''. Aho HnMwiHin aatrt. ihr lap* iroiiW Ml (»· runninp in !/.· IT ftilr Hoi,«- '/ ntthad simp nrrnrdinf In plan. an has hern cnnrirli'd in ihr « atr-rfn'e rnrenip «»' *''"; !o « vrnr* in /«W ;.rf«m. Hi* «,,,· '" '» "'" "PI"* 1 W sroM. irfco /«·«,«·«/«/ HoWrmar, f,, /»m,fc hi* «/rmr /or /V,.s.s- Indicate. i» a California mn/inrtrrf roi,,,,,n,,l »«l ',,· .^ I , " Inhi Janvth . ; « « « · ,,nrfhr/o,«f. ,har« ./,,·«, ..* .. The ·tfrii-s » ill continue in the Daily Mml. Bv H. R. Haldeman, as told to Joseph Scott "I have decided to resign," said the voice on the other end of the line in Washington. It was 8:15 a.m. in Newport Beach, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 7.1974.1 was just finishing my usual fried egg breakfast when President Nixon telephoned to give me the sad news. The country would not learn of his decision until the next night. In the next few minutes the president, in a completely coherent, dispassionate manner, outlined some of his reasons for stepping down voluntarily from the most powerful political position in the world. Not only was impeachment a certainty in the House of Representatives, the president felt, but the votes to retain his office seemed doubtful-to say the least-in the Senate where a trial, which he believed would last six months, would have a dev- astating effect on the country's interests here and abroad. "Are you telling me that this is a decision that is made, and that your mind is made up, Mr. President? Can we discuss the decision? "I asked. "No. The decision is made. It's f i r m and, I believe, the right one." answered the president. *· IT WAS a very emotional moment, obviously, although the conversational tone was characteristically u n e m o t i o n a l . There was no question in my mind that Nixon was calling his own shots. I then explained to the president that, given the f i n a l i t y of his own decision, there was something now that I wanted him urgently to consider: blanket pardons for everyone connected, in any way whatsoever, with the Watergate case and for all Vietnam draft evaders; "If you're going to leave office," I told Nixon, "you should take all the traumas of Watergate and Vietnam with you. President Ford would then have a chance to start with a clean slate. With 'the horrors' behind him." "I'll give it some thought," the president replied. "I appreciate your recommendation, Bob." I HAD the feeling that, given the tremendous personal stress that Nixon was then under in terms of his own fate, he had not given the matter of pardons any real thought. But I was hopeful that the president would consider my recommendation. I knew that my recommendation, if followed, would be highly controversial at first, but felt that the furor would gradually die down when the two sour notes of the Nixon administration-the Vietnam War and Watergate-were removed from the daily spotlight. And I felt that while there would certainly be a strong adverse reaction on the part of many people, it would be pretty much submerged in the over-all effect of the resignation. It would be much better for President Nixon to take a little more heat for the moment rather than to have the two really bad issues of his presidency linger to haunt him in his retirement and his successor in his takeover. I thought things were so bad already for Nixon at that point that this one more item would not create much further stir. (TurntoPage9A,Col.l) Today's Paper Super Package There's a super big package of reading in the Sunday Qi/.ctte-.Mail this morning In addition to our regular menu of features, we've put together a package of Bicentennial sectioas-seven in all-containing stories, pictures and drawings depicting America's first 200 years. It is our Bicentennial sal ute and a 200th birthday present to our readers. Special series by John Morgan and Ann Johnslon Haas trace our West Virginia beginning's more than 200 years ago and our birth as a state more than 100 years ago. A special painting by Julius deOruyter. Charleston historian-artist, is on the cover of one section. Other covers are hv Ann Stricklcr and Calvin Edens of Charleston Newspapers art department, and Taylor Jones of the Gazette. The special sections were edited by Ann Johnston Haasand James Carnes. \s a'special treat we commend to readers the "bonus senior." by Taylor Jones. Knlitled "All the Men Presidents" it is subtitled "a reasonably accurate history of the American presidency" and consists of caricatures of each president. . The visit of "The Freedom Train" is covered in another section. It II be at the Charleston Ordnance Center next Friday. Saturday and Sunday. S t i l l a n o t h e r f e a t u r e of the B i c e n t e n n i a l sections is the k i c k o l f of Revolutionary Sales Days by Charleston merchants. Beginning Monday, the sales extend "through Wednesday. Sections "K" and "L" arc filled with advertisementsdetailing the bargains to be found at participating stores. Artists dcGruytcr and Jones will exhibit a representative collection of their work from 2 to 4 p.m. today in the lobby of Charleston Newspapers. Both will be on hand to greet and chat with the public. You are extended a special invitation. Hope you enjoy this special salute to the Bicentennial of our nation.

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