Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 3, 1975 · Page 11
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 11

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 3, 1975
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11.4 -August3,1975 4 DEAL r Accusations by Informer Denied by Justice Official .V V. Times Service NEW YORK - William S. Lynch, chief of the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the Justice Department's Criminal Division, was denied accusations made against him by a self-described longtime government informer. In an article printed in The New York Times of Sunday. Julv 20. the informer. Whiskers Growing a beard is Watergate coverup figure Jeb Stuart Magruder. He sported the scraggly beginnings over the weekend when he gave a speech in Florence. Ala. (AP Wirephoto) 121 Per Cent Gain Shown By Pitts ton NEW YORK ( A P ) - The Pittston Co., the nation's largest independent coal producer, reported sizable profits during the second quarter of 1975. Earnings were up 121 per cent over the second quarter of last year, company officials announced. Pittston reported a net income for the second quarter of $54.8 million, or $3.05 per share, as compared with 1974 second quarter revenues of $24.4 million. "We're doing well and the future of our company looks good." said Nicholas T. Ca- macia. Pittston's president and chief executive officer. ' ' · * * * THE 1974 FIGURE represents total income after $6.1 million was deducted to settle lawsuits stemming from the 1972 Buffalo Creek flood in which 125 persons died.. The directors of Pittston voted last week to award a twofor-one stock split in the form of a 100 per cent stock d i v i d e n d . Pittston's board declared a dividend for the third quarter of 40 cents per share, doubling the ordinary annual payout from 80 cents to $1.60. Camacia said despite the gradual decline in worldwide steel production, "there is still a demand for high quality metallurgical coal and that's the only kind we sell." For the six months ended June 30. the company registered a 180 per cent increase in its net income compared with the first half of 1974 Woman Confesses To '74 Slaying MIAMI (API-Eleven months ago. Sylvia Wajtczak's detailed descriptions of the two burglars she told police killed her first husband led to a nationwide manhunt. Now. Mrs. Wajtczak has confessed to the crime. D e t e c t i v e s s a i d F r i d a y t h a t M r s . Wajtczak. 35. is charged with first-degree murder in the 1974 slaying of her husband. Donald Garbett. After the murder. Mrs. Wajtczak ran screaming to a neighbor's house. She subsequently gave police detailed descriptions of two men she said killed her husband and tried to rape her. "We didn't suspect her at first, not at all." detective Ina Shepard said. "But we never completely eliminated her either. Mrs. Wajtrzak led police to the murder weapon, a gun. after her confession. Officers said they had questioned about 150 persons and checked out 500 others in the case. Police said Mrs. Wajtczak told them she and her 46-year-old husband had been arguing. "She said she just got up out of bed. walked around to the other side and blasted him." police said. Harry Haller of Los Angeles, a former convict, said he had told the House Judiciary Committee that the Justice Department had made a secret deal in 1972 with Frank E. Fitzsimmons. president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. In the deal, according to Haller, the department agreed to "go easy" in pressing criminal action against the labor leader's son and another union official. In exchange, Haller said. Fitzsimmons turned over to the government evidence that the union believed could be used in prosecuting two of Fitzsimmons' associates for tax fraud. Haller said he told committee s t a f f members that Lynch had laid down the terms of the deal and supervised several months of negotiations. # * * THERE NEVER WAS a Justice Department 'Deal' involving a promise or agreement to treat leniently Fitzsimmons's son and another union official," Lynch said in a letter to the Times, and therefore he did not lay down any terms or supervise any negotiations. He also denied details of Haller's allegations specifically, calling them false "in form and substance." Lynch's office was called by the Times reporter twice before the article was published to seek his version of the matter, but was told by his secretary that Lynch never spoke with the press. The reporter was referred to Robert Stevenson of the Justice Department's purlic information staff, who was quoted as saying that he had discussed the matter with Lynch, "there is no comment," and that Lynch did not take the matter s*erious- 'y. Sources in Washington also were quoted in the article as saying that the judiciary committee, while it had not obtained corroboration of Haller's account, planned to investigate the purported deal. Police Keep Close Watch On Festival Neck-Deep Uganda President Idi Amin relaxes in the water alter a session of the Organization of African I'nity. The i-onferem-e is being held'in Kampala. Uganda. (AP Wirephuto 1 ;.*,',4' '-·. ·?"* ' 4VV OPEN DAILY 10-10; SUN. 1-7 SUNDAY, MONDAY ONLY SUNDAY MONDAY CLEVELAND (API-Police kept a close watch Saturday on the All Nations Festival, an annual affair featuring ethnic crafts and foods that was marred early in the day when youths smashed windows and looted some stores in the business district. Police said the rock-and-bottle-throwing crowd of young people broke windows in 10 business places after police in riot gear forced them to leave the downtown mall where the festival is being held. Six policemen and three other persons' were treated for minor injuries at area hospitals. Among the injured was Joseph Balint, 19, of suburban Westlake. who told police he was jumped and beaten by several youths. No Verdict Reached In Gurney Trial TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The jury in the influence peddling trial of former Sen. Edward Gurney and three others recessed Saturday after failing for the sixth straight day to return a verdict. U.S. District Judge Ben Krentzman gave the 12-member panel time to attend church today with deliberations scheduled to resume at 1:30 p.m. today. So far, the jury has spent a total of 38 hours discussing the government's bribery conspiracy case against the defendants. Just before the jury left at about 5:30 p.m., the judge held a 25-minute closed session with attorneys. Krentzman refused comment about the meeting. Earlier. Krentzman told reporters he wouldn't be suprised if the panel took two weeks to return a verdict in the 23-week- old trial. Mobile X-Ray Unit To Visit Oak Hill OAK HILL-A mobile chest X-ray unit from the State Health Department will be stationed in front of Kelly Drug here Aug. 12. 13 and 14. Hours will be 10 a.m.-l p.m.. 2-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. on Aug. 12: 10 a.m.-l p.m. and 2-5 p.m. Aug. 13: and 9 a.m.-l p.m. and 24 p.m. Aug. 14. Coordinator Named For Elderly Housing Leslie Petavine has been named coordinator for elderly and handicapped housing for the Charleston Insurance Office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. SPECIAL NOTICE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL MEETING Dunbar City Hall (Gym) 12th Myers Avenue, Dunbar TUESDAY 7:30 pm - August 5 Purpose of Forming a Christian School in Dunbar "Te// Your Neighbors About This" WOMEN'S SANDALS Our Reg. 3.97 DISHCLOTHS, 3 IN BAND Our Reg. 98c CLEARANCE SUMMER FASHION PANTS 13" 100% cotton waffle weave plaid. Charge it! Urethane 2- band sling- back ; low wedge heel latest fashion in polyester, cotton fabrics in assorted colors and sizes. 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