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August 20, 1972

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 1

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Politics I rotn Miami It's Fun in the Sun for State's GOP Delegates By Harry G. Hoffmann MIAMI BEACH, Fla.-It was smooth sailing for West Virginia's 18-member delegation to the Republican National Convention, most of them scheduled to arrive today for Monday's opening festivities--with the important business of the convention, the renominatfon of President Richard M. Nixon and Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, already preordained. And, on the basis of telephone conversations with the delegates here and in West Virginia, the delegates tod their alternates are looking forward to five or six days of fun and sun, with no thought of upsetting any applecarts. *· THE ONLY INDICATION of any discontent came from 71-year-old Francis J. Love of Wheeling, a former congressman (80th Congress), who will be attending his fifth consecutive convention as a delegate. He's not entirely happy about the situation. "I like to go to conventions," said lawyer Love, "but I just don't like U be a rubber stamp. I'm not too sure the President should name his vice president. I'm not saying anything against anyone, but I don't wear any other person's collar." Nevertheless, Love made it clear that he's not about to ripple the waters at Miami Beach. "I wouldn't get up and nominate anyone else," he said. 'Til go along with Nixon, even though I served in Congress with him and never have been 100 per cent for him, but I'm talking now about the future. I don't think delegates should be put in a rubber stamp position ever again." Love doesn't think much of a contrived makeup of a delegation--he thinks the people should decide by their ballots--but he is in favor of young people having a greater say in the political process. He'a a delegate from the First Congressional District, and to prove his point he reached all the way over to the Eastern Panhandle, in the Second District, to choose his alternates: 18-year-old Joan Von Tol, who also has been named a presidential elector and whose grandfather, Ed Blake, was a delegate to the 1940 Republican convention. (Please Turn to Page 11A, Col. 1) Sunday Morning, August 20, 1972 GAZETTE-MAIL CITY E D I T I O N THE OUTLOOK -- Partly cloudy. High in the upper 80s. More weather on Page 10A. Byrd Hits Unity Chord In Praise of Candidates See platform! report and other pictures on Page IB, 12A. By Fanny Seiler Striking- a chord for unity, Sen. Robert C. Byrd praised John D. Rockefeller numerous times Saturday night as an outstanding candidate shortly after the Democratic gubernatorial nominee took swipes at the Republican Party and its candidate at the Democratic State Convention. Sen. Jennings Randolph, seeking re-election, also appealed to unity--telling Democrats at the annual Jefferson-Jackson Day fund raising dinner not to put presidential candidate George McGovern and his running mate, Sarget Shriver, out of the audience even though they weren't present. Byrd, keynoting the dinner, said the "democratic party has selected outstanding nominees for governor and U. S. senator. It would be hard for any party anywhere to come up with a better combination of youthful ability on the hand and dedicated experience on the other." RANDOLPH SAID differences "won't deter us from winning in 1972 as a team." All the statewide candidates and congressional candidates, except Harley Staggers, were present. Staggers was unable to get out of the Cumberland, Md., airport because of weather. Randolph, as he introduced Byrd, said the party wanted unity and solidarity and Byrd represented that unity and solidarity. Earlier hi the day Byrd had attended a reception at the home of Rockefeller and his wife, Sharon. When he spoke to the state convention, Rockefeller said the Republican party had its chance and failed. Gov. Moore's "programs and proposals are as full of potholes as our secondary roads," Rockefeller said. Byrd said the Democratic party, if it is to remain the decisive force hi the future which it has always been in American 'life, must continue to be representa- tive of the views of a majority of the people. "The Democratic party must be sound in its thinking, not theoretical. It must be progressive in its outlook, not extreme," Byrd said. Goals for the party are to restore and renew "our environment so that we can breathe more freely and live healthier lives," to root out crime and violence, and to raise the standard of living so that no human being who is able and willing to work goes hungry, or lives in degradation or abject poverty, he added. THE REPUBLICANS "have given us a prescription for progress that has made more men and women jobless and they have given us some very lame excuses for some very deep personal tragedies," Rockefeller said in his keynote addren. Convention goers gave him long standing ovations upon l i! s : Production and at the end of his speech. "And to match that, they want and have decided to take credit for the four-lane highways that have been built in West Virginia during the last four years. Highways that were planned under a Democratic governor--highways that were unded by a Democratic Congress," Rockefeller said. Rockefeller was introduced by Canawha County Assessor Lee Kenna who was defeated for the party's gubernatorial nomination in the primary. KENNA SAID the party was 'lucky and fortunate in its nom- that wouldn't stop him from endorsing everybody on the tick- party to solve the strip mining issue, but in arriving at tha inee," and he agreed with 99 per cent of Rockefeller's programs. The one disagreement solution, Kenna said "it is nee was strip mining, but Kenna said essary and wise and just am proper that these disagreements" be compromised. "The et. state of West Virginia needs a Kenna urged the Democratic! (Please Turn to pg. 11A, Col. 3 Dunbar Democrat Choice for Court By Herb Little The Associated Press The State Democratic Convention nominated Circuit Judge Russell C. Dunbar Saturday for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Dunbar, judge of Cabell County Circuit Court, defeated Beckley lawyer Norman Knapp, former judge of Raleigh County Circuit Court, 1,536 to 269, to become the nominee for the rest of the term of Judge Frank C. Haymond, who died in June. The term runs through 1976. IN NOVEMBER. Dunbar-- . . . .*, . , «. » tington--will run against Judge Charles H. Haden II of Morgantown, now on the Supreme Court under an interim appointment by Republican Gov. Moore, Tor Judge Haymond's term. Haden was unexpired nominated earlier this month by the State Republican Convention. In another item of convention business, the delegates chose six presidential elector nominees who will cast West Virginia's six electoral college votes if Democratic nominee George VIcGovern carries the state for president in November. Chosen as at-large elector nominees were ex-Gov. Hulett Smith of Beckley and Mrs. Violet Snedegar of Elkins, for- JUDGE RUSSEL DUNBAR Court Nominee mer Democratic national com- miteewoman. Elector choices from the congressional districts were: First District, Paul Rusen of Wheeling: Second District. Miss Kathryn Lucas of Elkins, an 18- year-old West Virginia University student; Third District, Kanawha County Pros. Att. Patrick Casey of Charleston, and Fourth District, Mrs. Hazel Starcher of Huntington. This Week: Miami, Mines, Markets Off to Miami Daily Mail Editor Jack Maurice will be on hand at the Republican National Convention which begins Monday at Miami Beach, His daily observations will be carried in columns of comment and editorials which will give readers additional insight into affairs there. Stone First name, Carla. Carla Stone, a diminutive senior majoring in mining engineering at Columbia University. A New York City gal., How did she spend the summer? Deep in a West Virginia coal mine working with a team of engineers at Kayford, on Cabin Creek. Talk about women's lib! Mrs. Wilma Higginbotham, women's editor, has the story for Monday's editions of the Daily Mail. Steamboats Did they actually steam up the Elk River? Because of the present shallow depths of this stream, a number of skeptics ho-hoed a story by Reporter Larry Maynor recently which mentioned this fact. They called it fantasy. A Mowup story on Elk River steamboats will be floating your way this week. Schotze That's German for "Sweetheart." Schotze is a dog who carries the mail for District 17, United Mine Workers of America. Sam Hindman has the story. So . . . With all this coming your way, it's another week that you've come to expect from West Virginia's leading evening newspaper where "More in the Mail" means your Reports From Miami Reports from Miami. The serious side and the light side of events at the Republican National Convention, will be offered to Gazette readers this week. Editor Harry G. Hoffmann and columnist L, T. Anderson will be your eyes on all the events there. Food Dollar Surprises Charleston's food prices. How do they compare with other cities across the country? The St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently published the results of a survey by food Editors in 19 cities in the U. S. Using the same food items, the Gazette's Home and Family editor, Delmer Robinson, conducted a survey locally. His report on Monday's Living Page offers some surprises about your food dollar. Artisans At Work In the hills of West Virginia, squads of mountain women work in feverish spurts every time a new order comes into Mountain Artisans, the state's homegrown fashion industry which began as a project in the War on Poverty. The Beautiful People who wear the products never dream of the other people they are helping to support. Mary Walton offers a behind-the-scenes look. Stamps Take Licking Trading samps, once a strong promotion means by retailers and widely popular with consumers, have fallen into disfavor with both. Plaid, for example, will close its last state store at Morgantown Sept. 9. A Monday Living Page report gives the story. Behind the scenes in Miami or the hills of West Virginia, you get the news from The Charleston Gazette The State Newspaper SOME DELEGATES SPEAK, SOME LISTEN, SOME DON'T Luke Sheets (left) and Bill Lonesome Don't Bother Mingo Delegate PLANKS GOP Platform Draft Against Busing For Racial Balance; Labor Soothed By Edmond LeBreton MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The Republican platform declares the party "irrevocably opposed to busing for racial balance" in a draft agreed on Saturday by the party's platform committee. The committee, drawing up the party document to be voted George Meany, has declared n Tuesday, the second day of neutrality in the presidential con- the convention, has included this ledaration, Chairman John J. Uiodes told newsmen. The draft platform also prom- ses to end economic controls as spOQ as possible and reform and implify taxes. But no exact dates are offered. _»· THE DRAFTERS also were ireparing language supporting women's demands for equal ad- ·ancement in government and justness and for government- aided day care for the children f working mothers. But there was no plank for or against easing abortion laws. Rhodes also disclosed that latform writers have dropped leir 1968 endorsement of state right-to-work laws. This apparently is a concession to the \FL-CIO, whose p r e s i d e n t , Spotlight Always on Sunday .. IB Building News lie Business News 4D Classified Ads .... 5D-9D Columnists 2D Community News .. IOC Current Affairs :D Editorials 2D Home, Family .. 1E-12E Magazine 1M-24M Obituaries 9C Page Opposite 3D Sports 1C-8C Travel 23M Your Bridgework .... 2B Oiarleslon 5 Peninsula 4 First Gome test. The platform draft was being disclosed piecemeal in advance of the scheduled start of the party's national convention with an afternoon session Monday. The texts of some portions were revealed while officials gave briefings on others as staff writers labored to write language e m b o d y i n g decisions made by the platform committee in a late-night session Friday. The platform will be voted on Tuesday. The education plank says the party considers school busing for racial balance "counterproductive, unnecessary and wrong" and says the party would favor consideration of a constitutional amendment to outlaw it. Rhodes said the platform also endorses voluntary prayer in schools. It was understood also to endorse the principle of tax credits to help parents paying tuition to nonpublic schools. Final shaping of the campaign document meant the preliminaries to the party meeting were nearing an end. Produced and directed by the White House, the three-day convention will nominate President Nixon for a second term on Tuesday night. »· THERE WERE quiet maneuverings seeking to head off a fight on the floor over new (Please Turn to pg. 10A, Col. 1) --AP wireptwta PRESIDENT NIXON AT CAMP DAVID Official White House Picture Kissinger Reports to Nixon; Mystery of Mission Remains T H U R M O N T . Md.-tf) President Nixon received at his Secretary of State William P. Rogers and Maj. Gen. Alexan- mountain hide-a-way Saturday aider M. Haig, No. 2 man to State Magazine Pages Switched A production error during print ing of the State Magazine Sec tion caused two pages to be out of sequence on part of the run Tne mistake was corrected as K ¥ . I11VI1 ,,,,,,,, vu OF v.ui«v»/ii|Wiiii mium i^mamc^ soon as it was detected. We re-1 of a possible breakthrough in I dent Nguyen Van Thieu North Vietnamese officials. As Nixon's assistant for national security affairs flew from Paris first-hand report from foreign Kissinger on the National Secu- ' Vietnamese n f f n i M n A - l w t i r n % T-TnltvnT If i ffl n it rt*» T*I*V I A l l t * f M l C T C i t l ~ affairs adviser Henry Kissinger on his mystery-shrouded Vietnam mission. Kissinger flew by helicopter to the Camp David presidential retreat immediately after his early evening return to Washington I from the quick, round-the-world The mistake was corrected as'trip which spurred speculation rity Council staff. AS KISSINGER headed for the conference at rustic Aspen Lodge, officials in Washington and Saigon continued to refuse to give details of the presidential adviser's six hours of talks Politburo member Le Due Tho was making an unusual return trip from Paris to Hanoi. These travels sparked speculation that an agreement was near on a Vietnam cease-fire. But there was r.o confirmation. gret that some of the sections will contain Page 22M Page 3M should be. Vietnam peace negotiations, where Kissinger reported on his trip 'at a dinner meeting with Nixon, with South Vietnamese Presi-jand no firm information was 'exported for s. vrrnl days--per- The talks in Saigon followed)haps not until Nixon's" speech Kissinger's 16th private negoti-j accepting his renornination by ating session in Paris with the Republicans.

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