Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 3, 1975 · Page 1
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GAZETTE-MAIL Charleston, West Virginia Sunday Morning, August 3, 1975 CITY EDITION WEATHER FORECAST - Warm aad humid, wilh a chance of rain. Highs in the 90s and lows around 70. Details on Page 10A. 35 Cents B E S T C O M I C S "L/ZJM 29 Chessie Cars Derail In Marmet By Rick Steelhammer / ' - f DAN|ILLE 26 IOGJN 60 V% ' i- ^- .-.- More than 20 cars of a Chessie System freight train went off their tracks at the Marmet underpass Saturday afternoon, blocking U.S. 119 and stalling traffic for mile-3. A show horse was killed in the accident. Police and firemen halted all traffic in the vicinity immediately after the derailment, when they feared that fumes from three ruptured chemical tank cars might have been lethal. After consulting with railroad officials and personnel at FMC Corp. and DuPont Corp. -- the companies from which the chemicals were shipped -- police determined that no major health hazard existed, and traffic was allowed to move. \ (Staff Photo By Leo Chabot) Rail Tank Car Lies on Its Side After Derailment at Marmet Underpass ; A State Trooper Approaches While Spectators Watch From Turnpike Bridge Ford Confident of Arms Race Progress POLICE SAID THEY were told two ruptured tankers contained glacial acetic acid. Gary Morris, director of the emergency health division of the State Department of Health, said the fumes from the acetic acid caused no serious threat. Several persons near the scene of the derailment stated that they suffered irritation ot their eyes, noses and throats. Morris said that the irritaion could be alleviated by rinsing the affected areas with water. Morris added that a small quantity of acetic acid which leaked into Lens Creek also posed no major problem. Acetic acid is the chief acid contained in vinegar, and is used in the manufacture of cellulose acetate plastics and fibers. coal car. "Then dad shot the gas to the truck and got us out. We probably never would have made it if he hadn't 1 looked back and saw the trailer going over and everything coming down on the horse. It was awful. I'll never forget that sight. "I lost one good walking horse," she (Turn to Page IDA, Col. 4) Road Bill Okay Seen Monday ~ ..By Kenneth J.-Treed BUCHAREST, Romania (AP)-Presi- scouts, and joined Romanian leader Nico- dent Ford declared Saturday that "progress was encouraging" on nuclear arms talks and indicated Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev will be in Washington this fall to sign a treaty. He spoke to newsmen aboard Air Force One en route from the European Security Conference in Helsinki to Bucharest, where he received a tumultuous welcome from 250,000 Romanians standing 10-deep, got kisses and a scarf from Romanian girl Shots Kill Man In Montgomery MONTGOMERY-A 45-year-old man was shot to death Saturday on the sidewalk in front of his residence on South Lee Street here, Montgomery police reported. He was 'identified by a police department spokesman as James Houchins. He was shot twice with bullets from a .22-caliber Saturday night special, the officer said. One bullet entered his right hip and the other entered his left side, penetrating the heart, the policeman continued. Held in connection with the shooting was Wanda Brown, 34, of the same address. Police said the two were "dating." No motive for the shooting had been established Saturday. A preliminary hearing for Miss Brown is pending. Spotlight Always on Sunday IB Building News ,, 12D Business News 14D Classified Ads 5E-11E Columnists IB, 1E-3E Current Affairs IE Editorials 2E Home, Family 1C-12C Magazine 1M-24M Obituaries 11D Sports 1D-10D Travel 23M Your Bridgework ISA lae Ceauseseu in a spirited folk dance at a main square. · *· FORD ARRIVED in Romania, an ideological maverick in Communist Eastern Europe, on his nexHo-last visit of a five-nation tour that began eight days ago. He will spend the. night here before flying to Yugoslavia, another independent-minded East bloc state. At Bucharest airport, Ford underscored his awareness of Romania's delicate role within the Soviet bloc, calling Romania a "unique land . . . of such proud and independent people." He also said every nation has a right to national independence, sovereignty and "peaceful existehce without being threatened by force," apparently a reference to the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. As Ford and Ceasescu drove the tree- lined route from the airport, welcomers waved small American and Romanian flags and dancers kicked and whirled. At Victory Square, the two leaders left the limousine and members of the Young Pioneers--Romania's equivalent of Girl Scouts--kissed Ford and gave him a scarf. See Related Story on Page 8A and Photo on Page 2B. ' Then he and Ceauseseu joined hands with the dancers in a circle. Ford waved enthusiastically to the crowds and a broad grin stretched across his face. Earlier, speaking to newsmen aboard Air Force One, the President said his Helsinki meetings with Brezhnev Saturday and last Wednesday on strategic arms limitation talks "had resulted in progress." This was similar to a statement he made earlier in the day after the three-hour-olus meeting at the Soviet embassy in the Finnish capital. When asked if he agreed, Brezhnev answered, "Da. Da. Absolutely." IN THE 30-M1NUTE Air Force One news conference, the President also attacked the House of Representatives for voting to extend price controls on some domestically produced oil. "I was terribly disappointed," Ford said, adding that "I am 99 and 44-100ths per cent sure I will" veto the extension bill. In what was an obvious attempt to appeal to the voters for help, Ford said that "the American people-are far ahead of Congress" on the oil control issue. He said they realize the "House action does not stimulate production ..'. and virtually (Turn to Page 10A, Col. 3) Charleston 12,6 Syracuse 3,5 2nd Game, 11 Innings A spokesman for the Chessie System said the train was traveling from Hinton to Charleston at 48 miles per hour at the time of the 2:25 p.m. accident. The cause of the derailment was not immediately known. Of the 29 derailed cars, only 6 were loaded, the spokesman said. In addition to the two cars carrying acid, one was carrying fuel and the remaining three bearing sugar. · ' · MEANWHILE, THE U.S. 119 underpass will remain closed. Troopers said it will take at least until Monday to reopen the underpass. . Despite heavy traffic through the underpass at the time of the derailment, the only fatality to result was the death of a prize Tennessee walking horse- owned by Victoria Johnson of Kimberly, Fayette County. "We were driving under the railroad when all of a sudden the windshield busted," she recounted. "I thought it might have been pieces of coal coming off of a By John G. Morgan Final passage of bills appropriating $14.4 million for road maintenance is expected Monday in the Senate before the legislature recesses until early November. The road money is approximately enough to finance improvement projects to be advertised for bids this month, but it is $13.3 million short of the amount sought by Gov. Moore. House and Senate Democratic leaders have said they want the recess time for a longer look at the state revenue picture before making decisions to spend more money. One of their stated objectives is to guard against the possibility of a tax increase next year. The recess also will provide time for the Senate to consider confirmation of 62 appointments submitted by the Governor. Battles Unresolved As Congress Recesses Athletic Crisis Plan Viewed With the nation's colleges and universities facing financial crises in athletic programs, several proposals have been made to "Share the Wealth.'' Executive Sports Editor A.L. "Shorty" Hardman takes a look at some of the plans, noting in particular a number of proposals outlined by Dr. Stephen Horn, president of California State University at Long Beach in today's sports section on Page 3D. T WASHINGTON (AP)-The 94th Congress has left town for a month's recess leaving unresolved the battles it has fought for seven months with President Ford over energy and the economy. U.S.-Turkish Pact 'Dead' ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP)-Declaring that the U. S.-Turkish defense agreement "is now dead," Prime Minister Suleyman Demirel reaffirmed Saturday that the United States may not reopen military installations here unless it lifts the arms embargo. Demirel told a news conference after his return from a European Security and Cooperation Conference in Helsinki that Turkey also would refuse to negotiate toward renewal of the defense pact while the embargo ordered by the U. S. Congress continues. President Ford, meanwhile, said the closing of the bases "makes it more difficult" to protect the U. S. national security. He made the comment aboard Air Force One en route to Romania on his European tour. In Helsinki, Demirel turned down President Ford's offer to give Turkey S50 million in military aid to reopen the bases. Ford made the offer under provisions of U. S. law that allow the President to waive the arms ban if it is in the American national interest. The legislators have put through a few major pieces of legislation--notably a $22.8 billion tax cut-but they have left major chores for the post-recession session. So far there has been far more confrontation than cooperation between the Capitol and the White House. Ford has vetoed nine bills and has been overridden only once. The Democratic- controlled Congress has responded by killing his major energy proposals. THE TAX CUT BILL enacted in March, comprised the major effort so far by the executive branch and Congress to counter the severe recession. Congress revamped the measure to give greater emphasis to help for individuals rather than business. However, many of the reductions are for the year only; Democrats are pressing for their extension through 1976 but the administration has declined to take a position so far. Other antirecession measures passed include an emergency housing bill, a trimmed-down version of an earlier one vetoed by Ford, and an unemployment compensation measure allowing up to 65 weeks of benefits. On the tortuous energy issue, the President and Democrats in Congress battled up until the recess began Friday. Before it departed, Congress voted a six- months extension of the oil price control law to prevent expiration on Aug. 31 of (Torn to Page WA, Col. 1) His Personal Zoo Out for a Saturday afternoon ride are Tom Aubrey of Charleston and his companion, Herbie. Aubrey got his stuffed ape several months ago and has been taking him along on automobile and motorcycle excursions. Herbie also accompanies Aubrey to area restaurants. Their only real problem came when Aubrey was stopped by a police officer. After his license and registration checked out. the officer warred him his friend was traveling without a helmet. Aburey is a research analyst in the Governor's Office of Federal-State Relations. (Staff Photo by Lewis Raines) REBUFFED legislative forces will have more time to reassemble and push again for state takeover of the Greenbrier School of Osteopathic Medicine and an $852,000 appropriation for the National Track and Field Hall of Fame. As of Saturday, prospects were that the dog racing bill will be very much alive when the legislature returns from the long recess. In a token session Saturday, the Senate advanced the dog bill along with highway money legislation for consideration at voting stage Monday. All bills will remain subject to amendment. The Senate session, which lasted only a few minutes, was described as necessary for routine advancement of the highway bills. Republican senators opposed suspension of a rule Friday that would have permitted consideration of the bills at that time. The House, which didn't meet Saturday, will reconvene Monday. (Turn to Page 10A, Col. 1) Police Given Three Names In Hof f a Case By Robert A. Dobkin LAKE ORION, Mich. (AP)-Police know the identities of three men who had an appointment with Jimmy Hoffa the day he disappeared, a family source said Saturday. The source said one is a Detroit Mafia kingpin, Anthony Giacalone and said that a psychiatrist used hypnosis to learn the information. The source told The Associated Press that the family recognized all the names, but he would not identify anyone but "Tony Jack." a long-time Hoffa friend with a criminal record dating back to 1937. The Detroit Free Press said it has learned the others were a West Coast Teamster leader and an influential Detroit-area labor leader. The paper's source asked that their names not be released. Police had no comment. Giacalone has told The Associated Press several times that "it is absolutely not true" that he was to have met Hoffa on Wednesday afternoon. * « * IN CHICAGO, an unnamed source told the Chicago Sun-Times that Hoffa was "abducted and possibly slain" because he was about to expose crooked loans made from the Teamsters union pension fund. Hoffa was reported missing Thursday after he failed to return from a Wednesday appointment with the men. His son. James P. Hoffa. says he believes the 62-year-old former Teamsters president was kid- naped. Many union officials say privately they believe he was murdered, but there have (Torn to Page 16A, Col. 5)

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