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GAZETTE -MAIL Charleston, West Virginia Sunday Morning, August 10,1975 CITY EDITION WEATHER OUTLOOK - Warm, with a chance of rain. Highs in the 80s aodlows in the 60s. Details on Page 10A. 35 Cents J* o * MM S Moore Got Illegal 72Gift, Data Shows Gov. Moore Says He Didn't Realize Children play inside the burned put remains of a bus in Belfast Saturday after a night of violence erupted in the province. Mobs rampaged during the night protesting the start of the fifth year of internment without trial. One youth was killed and 34 persons were arrested. (APWirephoto) Youth Killed As Riots Rock .. Ireland BELFAST, Ireland (AP)-Rioting erupted in Northern Ireland for the first time in months Saturday as Roman Catholics called for an end to internment of Irish Republican Army suspects. A 17-year- old Roman Catholic youth was killed and scores of civilians and soldiers were injured. · Police reported more than 30 incidents of shootings, bombings, stone-throwing and looting, and at least 49 arrests. British soldiers were attacked with bricks and bottles in Belfast during an anti-internment demonstration near the Falls Road, a Catholic stronghold. Troops retaliated with rubber bullets and drove the crowd back. f- · ARMY HELICOPTERS hovered overhead, and armed troops watched from rooftops as the rally progressed, attended by about 300. It was one of a dozen Catholic demonstrations and marches in the province, most of which were relatively peaceful, police reported. The trouble erupted at the Belfast rally after Maire Drumm, vice president of the Provisional Sinn Fein, the political wing of the IRA, told the crowd: "If there must be a war, may your hand be steady and your aim true." · She called for an end to internment and freedom for all political prisoners. A group of 30 Belfast taxi drivers blocked the highway outside the city on the road to the Maze Prison, where the remaining 230 internees are held--all of them suspected IRA guerrillas. Police broke up the phalanx of taxis to clear the road. The bullet-riddled body of 17-year-old Martin McMenamy was found in front of a Belfast hospital before dawn. No group immediately claimed responsibility for his death. In the border town of Newry, a terrorist flashpoint, gangs of youths built barri- (Please Turn to Page IDA, Col. 6) Spotlight Always on Sunday Building News Business News 4D Classified Ads 7D-13D Columnists IB, 1D-3D Current Affairs ID Editorials H Home, Family 1C-10C, 12C Magazine. 1M-MM Obituaries...., 6D Page Opposite 3D Sports.. ., 1E-9E Travel X 23M Ashland Payments $23,000 By James A. Haught Gov. Moore got an illegal $20,000 donation -- presumably large-denomination bills in envelopes or briefcase -- from Ashland Oil Inc. in 1972, according to data released Saturday in Washington. Moore also got $3,000 Ashland cash in 1968. It couldn't be learned Saturday whether Moore obeyed the state law that requires politicians to report all campaign contributions. His 1968 and 1972 election finance statements filed in the secretary of state's office contain confusing entries, but don't clearly include the Ashland funds. ». MOORE ISSUED A STATEMENT Saturday evening saying he had "welcomed and used" the Ashland money in 1968 and 1972, and "there was no way possible that I could have known or realized that those donations had come from company funds and not from various individuals." It's illegal to give or receive a campaign donation that comes from corporation funds. Democratic figures around the state quickly denounced Moore, and one called for an investigation to determine if the payments constituted bribery. The revelation happened Saturday in Washington at the end of a long struggle. Ashland previously had confessed to $400,000 worth of illegal political donations da " failed to fin( j entrie " s clear i y covering and had paid fines on several federal charges. Ashland also privately disclosed to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that company money was used for $300,000 in additional gifts to U.S. politicians, but Ashland refused to identify the recipients publicly. The SEC finally forced Ashland to make public disclosure of the remaining politicians, by threatening to continue court ac' tion against the oil firm. Ashland issued a bitter statement Saturday saying "no useful purpose" would'be served by the revelation, but consented to it. Sen. Warren McGraw Possible Bribery? Gov. Moore's two donations were only the Ashland money Moore's personal re- one-line entries among scores of others. P° rt sa y s h ; 7*«ved no d ° na ^°" s fh ' mS I in 1972. All funds were handled through several committees. Amid hundreds of donations reported by the Moore for Governor Committee were two $500 gifts on Sept. 19, 1972, from "0. Atkins" and "W. Seaton." The names could be those of Ashland president Orin The Associated Press reported that Moore's gifts were listed under a category of "contributions made directly by the corporation" rather than through individuals or committees. The AP described the donation as cash, and listed it as going to the Governor himself instead of a campaign committee. The Gazette heard t h r o u g h o t h e r sources last week that Moore actually got two donations of $10.000 each from Ashland in 1972. A search of Moore's 1968 and 1972 campaign finance reports by newsmen Satur- E. Atkins and vice president William Seaton. No addresses or other identification were given in the report. *· GOV. MOORE DIDN'T SAY Saturday whether the $23,000 was reported. In the Eastern Panhandle for a speaking engage(Please Turn to Page lOA.Col. 1) Accidents Kill Two in State By Rick Steelhammer Raging in Streets ' THE LISTS REVEALED Saturday indicate that Ashland gave a grand total of $724.000 in illegal donations to U.S. politicians; and nearly $400,000 to government officers in foreign nations where Ashland has drilling interests. Traffic accidents in McDowell and Kanawha counties Saturday resulted in death of a 19-year-old War man and a 2-year-old Ohio boy. police said. Troopers said Keith Allen Foster, 2, of Akron. Ohio, was crushed to death beneath the wheels of his stepfather's pickup truck about 1 p.m. on a private driveway in Sharon Creek Hollow. The boy fell from the back of the pickup as his ste'pfather, Clay A. Ingram, 47, was turning the vehicle, around, and was crushed by the rig's rear wheels according to troopers. Young Foster's six brothers and sisters were riding with him in the back of the truck at the time of the accident, but none was injured. The driveway where the accident occurred is located off secondary Sharon Creek Road in the Cabin Creek area. Troopers said the Ohio family had been visiting relatives in the Sharon area. ; The Foster boy was dead on arrival at Memorial Division, Charleston Area Medical Center. i (Please Turn to Page lOA.Col. 1) LUANDA, Angola (API-Heavy fighting raged Saturday between rival liberation groups in Luanda, centering on the home of the Chinese-backed acting premier. Mortar and small arms fire peppered houses along the palm-lined coast overlooking the Atlantic, and at least three bodies were strewn on the ground. Kim Wants U.S. Talks On Korea (c) New York. Timer Service TOKYO--President Kim II Sung of North Korea has informed President Ford, through Premier Takeo Miki of Japan, that he wants to open direct negotiations with the United States to settle outstanding issues on the troubled .Korean peninsula. According to members of Japan's" parliament who met recently with Kim in Pyongyang, the Communist leader would like Washington to send an envoy to North Korea to prepare an agenda. Then Kim would like Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger or another senior representative of the United States to meet with him personally for direct talks. Kim was reported to be unwilling to delegate that responsibility to anyone else. TWO MAJOR items Kim was reported to have insisted be negotiated are the withdrawal of the 40,000 American troops in South Korea, with their nuclear arms, and the replacement of the current armistices, signed at the end of the Korean war in 1953, with a peace treaty. The United States has repeatedly said that it had no current plans to pull American forces out of South Korea. But it has offered to dismantle the United Nations Command under which they serve if a new peace agreement replaces the truce. The United Nations Command was a signer of the 1953 truce, which thus might become invalid if the command were dissolved. Korea, where two hostile armies face each other across a 155-mile-long demilitarized zone stretching across the peninsula, is considered Asia's most dangerous spot now that the war in Vietnam is over. A state department official said Saturday that "as a general point, we believe the issues of the Korean problem must be settled by South Korea and North Korea themselves." £ (Please Torn to Page WA, Col. 5) ' Portuguese troops in armored cars rushed to the area but did not intervene. * * * . ' · THE FIGHTING between the rival liberation movements has claimed 5,000 lives in the past year and forced tens of thousands of whites to flee Angola, which becomes independent of Portugal on Nov. 11. Of the 450,000 whites in the colony, 150,000 have left by air, another 200,000 are to be airlifted out over the next three months, and the others are making their way to safety by car, truck and boat. The latest round of fighting erupted Friday night, and was directed against the home of acting Premier N'gola Kabangu, a member of the Chinese-backed National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA). An FNLA spokesman accused the rival- Soviet-backed Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) of starting the battle to "force us out." But he said the FNLA troops would hold out until their president, Holden Roberto, arrives in Luanda "in force either tonight or tomorrow." He said Roberto's troops were only 12 miles away. »· "YOU CAN expect fighting in and around Luanda over "the next few days," the spokesman added. There are fears that if the FNLA troops break through the MPLA defenses, heavy street fighting can be expected with rockets mortars, grenades, light automatics and machine guns. On Thursday, MPLA forces shot up the offices of the third liberation movement, the nonaligned Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), and the MPLA pulled all its troops out of the capital. Asked if the FNLA and UNITA would join forces, the FNLA spokesman replied: "We are open to an alliance with UNITA against the MPLA whom ws regard as our common enemy/' As the spokesman talked, he toyed with a machette and a pistol resting on a table in front of him. Outside, beside a garage, was a bullet- riddled body. Two others were on a small, grassy patch of road divider. A soldier quickly hosed blood off the street. One Year Later: Ford Vows i . He Won't Be Pushed to Right By Frank Cormier Charleston Memphis WASHINGTON (API-President Ford vows he won't be pushed to the political right by Republican conservatives. And he won't discuss what might happen to his own 1976 candidacy should wife Betty suffer a health relapse. In a wide-ranging interview with three reporters, for release on this first anniversary of his taking office, Ford said that politically "we are going to stay in the middle." As for Mrs. Ford's health as a potential · campaign factor, the President said, "we don't speculate on those things." But right now, he reported, her health is better than "on many occasions when I was minority leader" of the House. On other topics raised during a 35-minute Oval Office interview Friday, Ford said: *·"! am still firm" about vetoing a bill to extend oil prove controls. But he said he would exercise unspecified options "that give me a chance to mitigate some of the alleged inflationary threats" that decontrol would raise. -"From the reports we have gotten in South Vietnam, at least in the Saigon area, there doesn't seem to have been" the sort of bloodbath he feared before the Communists took over there. But he spoke of "horrible stories" about Khmer Rouge actions against the populace in Cambodia. *Asked if he felt betrayed by resigned President Richard M. Nixon when he was persuaded to defend Nixon as vice president, Ford said: "I was put on a very difficult spot but I don't think I should go beyond that." Ford expressed the view that his controversial pardon of Nixon "at least took off my desk the nagging things that would have gone on and on and on" had he not acted, and thus contributed significantly to making Watergate a part of history rather than current events. "I THOUGHT I WAS right then and I'm more convinced I was right as we look back on it." The President was asked if he perceived any danger that, in facing political pressures to placate supporters of former California Gov. Ronald Reagan and other GOP conservatives, he might vacate the politi- middle ground to his 1976 Democratic "May I assure you that we are not going to give up the middle ground," Ford said. At another point he said that within the GOP "the more conservative group makes up a part of the party spectrum "but they are not in the majority." He said a majority of Republicans are middle-of-the-road- ers. (Please Turn to Page 11A, Col. 1) Making a Point One Year Later President Will "SfiOT in the Middle"

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