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8A--Aug. 13, 1972 Sunday Gasette-Mail Onrlwtnn, wÂ«t Virflmi Byrd Big Gun in Senate Fight for Power RORERT BYRD Works Long, Hard By Spencer Rich The Washington Post WASHINGTON-Behind a n u n c h a n g i n g facade, major changes have been taking place in recent months in the Senate Democratic power structure. ^Â·Though still indisputably the boss, Majority Leader Mike Mansfield, D-Mont.. has turned over much of the responsibility for the day-to-day conduct of senate business to his assistant leader. Majority Whip Robert C. Byrd, D-W. Va. Byrd, in turn, has devoted himself conscientiously and tirelessly to the job. He is winning high marks for fairness and ability even from some Northern Democrats who completely disagree with his views on the war, civil rights and welfare. This has greatly strengthened Byrd's position to bid for the top job should Mansfield ever step down, though many of these same Northern Democrats would be loath to have him in that position as a major national spokesman for the party. pÂ»The mild-spoken Sen. Alan Cranston, D-Calif., a first-term senator, has emerged as a sort of unofficial, voluntary whip for the Northern Democrats on a number of key issues such as Vietnam fund-cutoff legislation, the nuclear arms agreement and the end-the-draft movement. Without really being asked and without actually thrusting himself forward, Cranston has quietly volunteered his services as a vote-counter, button-holer and strategist to other senators who have taken the lead in sponsoring various proposals. "Ask Alan, he's keeping track of the vote outlook" is a phrase frequently heard around the senate chamber these I'.ays. Â»-Sen. John L. McClellan, D- Ark., a Southern budget-cutter, civil rights opponent and law- and-order man has moved to thel, . ,, .. chairmanship of the Senate's' Ioosenin 8 auto pollution con- most powerful committee, the.trols, though with the norther- Appropriations Committee. The ; ners on several other issues, committee, by granting ^J'jj 1 '' When he astonished the nation .... - , vari . ous . n ??" dat f' i more glamorous 3 Edward M* conditions to funds lulls, has iKennedy D . M ass., for the whip enormous influence over the; t 3I ,,, 23 severa , Norther Â£ character and admuns rat,ve^ emocratic sena(ors , o]d thjs operations of all federal pro-, reporler privale , y that they grams - 'feared Byrd would sifle "the McClellan is forceful when he j liberals" and use his leadership wants something and has a i p o s t to advance conservative combative streak that spurts; causes him to greater efforts to win; " . . . man with his views shouldn't be 1 tireless in notifying senators the national spokesman for the ]Wne n ligislation in which they :are interested comes to the checking with them in party." To a substantial extent, Mans-: field in recent months has dele-; r gated to Byrd the crucial power!before certain actions are taken of scheduling legislation, ar-j which might affect them and in ranging u n a n i m o u s consent, arranging for speaking time, agreements on limes to vote and working out delicate maneuvers to keep business moving forward. These powers have great influence over the outcome of legislation. The capacity to win, concessions by delaying legislation, to force a vote when onej side is better prepared and thei other is in disarray or has : heavy absenteeism, to forestall such maneuvers by the other party--these can make or break legislation. j Byrd has proved a highly [ skilled maneuverer and has; been extremely careful to pro-j tect the interests of all Demo-! cratic senators. He has been! The Cranston phenomenon has emerged in part because Cranston actually enjoys the backroom lobbying and vote-counting work that most senators despise as a vexing bore. Cranston says he's not interested in any official post--"that would make too much demand on my time." But he enjoys the legislative give-and-take, and "I like to be effective on issues that I believe in." Use Want Ads. J AMAL H. KHAN M.D. Announces The Opening Of is Office At 108 Kanawha City Medical Building 33rd MacCorkl* AvÂ«., S.E. 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Wl11 ^iS'^.7'"'"'" b " y ' why """ ? u "Â° ni inactivity in the Senate while ? ea f to he fair lf elected ma ' pursuing the presidency, has!^?"^ given some hints in the last few j f,_" s GORBY'S MUSIC DHIU9-5 show s McGovcrn loses and a Mike I given auuie iiuiu, HI u,cÂ·,Â«,=Â». 1C Â« | h Â· h . | nationall ""Â·* Â»-S THURSDAYS 9-9 days that he may turn his abun- TML"mTM ^ ?V show^ri' 2U 7 t h U L SOUTIt Â«HMIESTOII dant energies back to Senate !lPTM^ ma ?;^'.. n _J,..,, s _ anfl ! PHOHE744-9453 work. This could make him the Northern Democratic contender against Byrd for the leadership job if Mansfield steps down. Another possible contender would be Edmund S. Muskie of Maine. THE GROWING strength and assurance of Byrd as a leader has been evident for some time. Seemingly tireless, he stays on the floor long hours each day engineering legislative agree- \ ments and indefatigably moving i the Senate business forward. ' A member of the Ku Klux Klan in his youth, Byrd has! been a sharp opponent of welfare programs, a bitter critic of the Supreme Court and a foe of : civil rights legislation during most of his career in the Sen-! ate. He generally has supported! military projects--such as the Anti-ballistic Missile System -and opposed mandatory Vietnam fund cutoffs. On most of the major votes o[ ; recent years, he has been in conflict with the majority of his Northern D e m o c r a t i c colleagues, who hold a majority! within the Senate Democratic caucus. For example, in 1970 he! voted in favor of the '"no-knock" 1 law, in favor of confirming G. Harrold Carswell of Florida as a Supreme Court justice, in favor of the ABM and in favor of Industrial Deaths Total 17 in July The Associated Press Manufacturing and industrial accidents in We.4 Virginia were fatal to 17 workers during the month of July, the state Workmen's Compensation Fund reported Saturday. The report showed 14 of the fatal accidents occurred in the coal mining industry. Nine of the deaths were at the Blacksville No. 1 mine where fire trapped nine men July 22. The other three fatal accidents occurred in chemical manufacturing, rubber am* leather goods manufacturing, and oil and gas production and distribution. The report also showed a total of 4,610 nonfatal accidents in the state's business during July, with the largest number, 941, occurring in coal mining. The fatal accidents left. 16 widows and 37 dependent children under ;he age of 18. In July 1971. there were lÂ« faints and 5,285 nonfatal Â·wording to the re- A Complete Range! of Mechanical Drawing Artists Supplies For STUDENTS PROFESSIONALS. INSTRUMENTS TOOLS FOR ALL GRADE LEVELS FROM JUNIOR HIGH TO UNIVERSITY. pott. 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For once-a-year savings on distinctive home f u r n i s h i n g s , it's Roll F u r n i t u r e ' s Storewide August Clearance Sale. Save 10, 20 up to 50%. There are substantial reductions in all departments ... on all 4 floors. Save on furniture from Drexel, Henredon, Sherrill, Woodmark, Hickory, Thomasville, Statton, Milling Road and other quality manufacturers. We need space for new Fall merchandise. Prices on our pre- sent stock are marked way down. Noth, ing'schanged butthe prices. Terms to suit your budget. Proiessional interior design staff for consultation. Free delivery and service after the sale. Check the partial listings below. Be sure to shop early, most items are one-of-a-kind. 209 Washington St. West. There's plenty of parking nearby. See you tomorrrow. CHAIRS- Chrome base modern, $324 .. $ 17.9. 2 gold cut velvet, $148 $98 Celedon channel back $135 $89 Contemporary pull-up. $140 - .. $49 2 green-gold Spanish Wing $290 $188. Green pull-up. $180 $129. Brandy velvet pull-up. $155 ... $99. 2 Rust plaid loose pillow $220 $ 1 59. 2 Celery loose pillows. $214 . $149. Olive swivel rocker. $172 $138. 2 Rose-green print. $159 $119. Buttercup velvet stripe. $202 . $129. Blue floral print. S169 $ 1 19. Avocado velvet. SI79 $119 Red velvet tub. $152 $109. Yellow tufted. $339 $199. Blue stripe lounge. $380 .... $249. LA-Z-BOY RECLINERS A collection of different chairs in several styles and colors. Your Choice $199. Â·SOFAS 86" Rust loose pillow. $442 .. $299. 90" White velvet contemporary. $700 $498. 84" Gold quilted floral. $360 $229. 86" Avocado velvet loose pillow. $365 Â· $229. 84" Gold-rose tapestry tuxedo. $407 $249. 88" Blue-green traditional. $382 $219. 86" Turquoise-avocado pattern. $508 $299. 90" Gold tapestry Lawson. $440. $349. 88" Gold antique velvet. $720 $S99. 72" Rust and green tapestry $591 $469. 85" Green velvet tutted. $710 $559. SLEEP SOFAS Green-gold plaid $363 $249. Beige-blue linen print. $416 .. $289. DIIXiL'S ESPERANTO- SPECIAL ORDERS.. .20* OFF You'll love Esperanto, Drexel's most popular Mediterranean Collection. During our Sale we've arranged a 20% reduction on all stock and special.or- ders. Over 75 different pieces designed by Drexel for living room, dining room and bedroom. Buy quality furniture now at Sale Prices. Â·SERTA MISMATCH BEDDING- You can save now on Serta bedding. We have a variety of discontinued bedding in stock at Clearance prices. Sleep cool and comfortable on new Serta bedding. twin mattress or boxspring $44. double mattress or boxspring $44. Queen sets $119. King sets $179. -PICTURES-ACCfSSORIES- Our distinctive selection of beautiful pictures and accessories is reduced now during our August Clearance Sale. You'll find interesting and unusual items for your home now on sale. Save. I /4- 1 /3- 1 / 2 OFF --LIVINC ROOM TABLES' Empire desk, black. $369 .... $219. 2 parquet Parsons tables. $65 . $49. Italian Cocktail. $88 $56. Chair side table. $82 $58. 2 Cigarette tables. $49 $34. Italian lamp table. $119 Nest of tables. $88 Storage cocktail $162 Wedge table cherry. $145 . Cherry end table. $70 French walnut cocktail $153 Cherry Cocktail. $70 ...... Oak Cocktail. $100 Marble Cocktail Rd. $92 .. $49. $59. $109. . $99. . $39. . $99. . $39. . $69. $79. -DINING ROOM. Pine harvest table, 4 mates chairs. $319 $199. Solid cherry drop leaf table, 4 bamboo Windsor chairs. $410 v $349, Thomasville's Cellini, large display China, Oval table and 6 canebock chairs. $1822. $1458. Burlington House Spanish pecan large china with lights, Ovol table and 6 canebock choirs. $888 $699. .LAMPS. Pairs and singles in brass and china now on Sale, tamps from Stiffel, Hanson, Fredrick Cooper and Westwood for tables, desks and buffets. Some chain and tray lamps, also. Save now. OFF Â·EDROOM- Spanish pecan, doorchest, triple dresser with 2 mirrors, decorative bed and night stand. $644 ......... $549. Henredon's Capri touis XVI French in Cherry, mirror, chest, bed, dresser and nightstand. S1209 ......... $995. Thomasville's Cellini, Italian Classic in cherry, dresser, mirror chest and bed. S776 ................... $62t. Orexel's Vfflsro. pecon with wood con/- ing, triple dresser, mirror, bed and chest. Si 104 ............. $828. IKS CARPET ON SALE Â· INCLUDINC'ADANDLAIOR Lees Have-a-Fling. A shimmering silky nylon shag. 23 colors. Reg. SI3.45 sq yd. installed $11.95 sq. yd. lees High Spirits, long shag. 2 color combination, 16 different shades, rig $H. 45 sq. yd. installed $0.95M.yd. Lees wool twist. 18 luxurious colors. Practical twist design, reg. $1845 ta yd. installed. $ 16.95 sq. yd. --OUR SNIMtALTOM COLUCTION Of TtAMTHMAl SOFAS, CHAIRS Surround yourself with lovely styles and fabrics in luxurious colors. You'll add zest and life to your living room. Choose from 3 sofas, 5 chairs and love- seot.. .Beautiful traditional designs custom-covered at special low prices. SOFAS $349. 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