Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 10, 1975 · Page 20
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 20

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 10, 1975
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CB -- \ugusl 10,1975 Sunday CowltoJfail* *£ : -rCna.'iew. Arit v U '94«d 9 House Members Won't Keep Pay Raise New HEW Secretary President Ford chats with Dr. David Mathews in Washington after the 39-year-old former president of the University of Alabama is sworn-in as secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Ma- thews, the first southerner and the youngest member of Ford's Cabinet, said he would make no "grand promises" and had "few illusions" about what he can accomplish to solve the nation's social problems. (AP Wirephoto) WVU Abortions: No Lines Forming WASHINGTON (AP) - At least nine House members are planning not to keep the pay raise Congress voted itself last month. Three of them have refused the benefits of congressional pay raises in the past. The remaining six are freshmen. President Ford still must sip the bill granting the raises to House and Senate members, and the actual amount still must be calculated. The bill puts the congressmen and senators for the first time on a cost-of-living increase basis, which will pay off in October if signed by Ford. * * * " "IF THE AMERICAN public has to bite the bullet, then it is only fair that members of the United States House of Representatives should also bite that same bullet," said Rep. Bob Carr, D-Mich., who says he will not keep his raise. Rep.Charies E. Bennett, D-Fla., says he will return because he was elected at one salary and "nobody in public office, if he can prevent it, should raise their salaries themselves." Bennett rejected the last pay raise, from $35,000 to the current $42,500 in 19§9, and did not accept the higher amount until re-elected to the next Congress. The others who say they will not keep the raises are: Reps. Martha Keys, D- Kan., Larry Pressler, R-S.D., Robert J. Cornell, D-Wis., Floyd J. Fithian, D-lnd., Andrew J. McGuire, D-N.J., Andrew Jacobs Jr., D-Ind.. and Philip R. Sharp, D- Ind. The House voted 214 to 213 July 30 for the pay raise. The amount has been calculated to be as much as $5,858 before taxes and other deductions by Carr, to as little as $1,000 after taxes and deductions by several other congressmen. The cost of living index will be the final arbiter. Technically, every congressman must accept bis full pay raise. The comptroller general of the United States ruled in 1925 that congressmen violate federal Law by not accepting their full pay- However, after receiving his salary they may return any portion to the Treasury. » * « THIS IS THE METHOD most of the nine plan to use to reject their raises. After calculating the difference in take home pay at the new and old rates, they say they will send personal checks for the difference to the Treasury. Jacobs has been doing just this for years. The U.S Treasury is not the only governmental treasury to benefit from a refusal Art Show, Sale Part of Festival BECKLEY--An art show and sale will be a feature of the Appalachian Arts and Crafts Festival scheduled for Friday through next Sunday in Beckley. The art show will consist of more than 350 entries in all media created by West Virginia artists. Entries will be judged by Jo Greenland Leadingham of Frankfort, Ky. She is an art instructor at the University of Kentucky. Cash awards will be made for first, second and third place in each class. Best of Show and Chamber of Commerce Purchase Award will also receive cash prizes. All works will be on sale. to keep a full congressional salary. Pressler has been giving 10 per cent of his to the South Dakota Treasury, saying that congressmen make too much money. He plans to use his raise to pay for programs for his continuents, as does Fithian, who says the raise will be used to pay for a se- ries of town meetings in his district. Of these wbo said they would refuse to keep the raise, only Magaire voted for the bill establishing it. He said that was because it also granted raises to top federal judges and bureaucrats, whose pay has been frozen since 1969. Another Time-Saving Service of NwYouCanPayTlieFoloviigBls AtAqofOurTekrWMmis! Columbia Gas Company of W. Va. C P Telephone Company · West Virginia Water Company · Charleston Sanitary Board · Blue Cross Hospital Service Member-Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation City National Bank 3601 MacCorkle Ave., S.E. Phone 925-6611 By Wayne Slater The Associated Preis It has been abortion on demand for almost three weeks at the West Virginia University Hospital in Morgantown, but Director Eugene Staples says so far nobody is standing in line. "We've not been flooded by women who want abortions," he said. "Oh, we've had some calls, but a lot of those have been crank calls. Of the legitmate ones it's been nothing we can't take care of." Staples refused to say how many abortions had been performed at the hospital since the State Board of Regents last month brought the medical center policy .into line with recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions and a state attorney general's opinions. He would say only that "a few" women have made clinic visits for examination and to make arrangements for abortions. Staples estimated the cost of an abortion through the first 12 weeks of prepancy at about $150, plus the cost of staying overnight. THE REGENTS were under the gun to change their no-abortion policy at the medical center. U.S. District Judge Robert Maxwell had given the board 15 days to bring the hospital policy into compliance with the court. His order stemmed from a class-action suit filed by a woman who was refused an abortion at the hospital. In the weeks since that decision, an admittance procedure was set up, and doctors, nurses and other staff members were polled to see who was willing to perform nontherapeutic abortions. Several agreed, although Staples wouldn't say how many, and the clinic was under way. Nevertheless, abortion referral services in and around West Virginia apparently are not sending women to WVU hospital. "I've tried 10 times in the last seven days to reach anyone there who has information about abortion services," said a woman at a Charleston referral agency. "I got through to the hospital, but nobody seems to know the details. I know six women who have been trying to get the same information." The woman said she usually refers interested persons to hospitals in Cincinnati, Ohio, "where they can get the cheapest prices, the best possible services and can get back in one day." A man answering at an abortion referral service in Charlotte, N.C., complained that WVU's overnight procedure was too cumbersome. And he suggested that doctors there might still be learning the technique. "Frankly, even if they are offering abortions, I'm not going to refer women there for a while," he said. "Frequently when a clinic opens there are minor complications the first month or so. I don't want to be associated with any problems." A referral service in Cleveland, Ohio, which advertises in some state newspapers as "serving greater W.Va." was not even aware that the hospital in Morgantown had begun to perform abortions. Staples said he could not predict whether the hospital's abortion business would increase as more people become aware of the service. "A lot depends on whether other hospitals around the state begin to offer operations," he said. * * * THE BOARD'S policy, as passed July 22, stated: "Elective, nontherapeutic abortions may be performed by the Department of Gynecology during the first trimester of pregnancy when an attending physician having staff privileges after consultation with the patient and after the necessary informed consent has been obtained, determines that such an abortion is necessary. Once a patient has been admitted for this procedure, the board recognizes the right of conscience for medical staff, house staff, students and hospital em- ployes to refuse to participate in these elective, nontherapeutic procedures." During that meeting, Connie Mooney, representing a proabortion group, urged the Regents to "consider the entire abortion question, not just the first trimester." On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge K.K. Hall put that objection in the form of an order. He issued a temporary restraining order which gave the Regents 10 days to bring the newly adopted policy into line with Supreme Court rulings permitting abortion through the first two trimesters. Judge Hall's order also requires the woman be admitted to the WVU Medical Center Hospital as soon as practical for the abortion. Hall said the restriction limiting abortions to the first 12 weeks was unconstitutional unless, and until, the state enacts legislation to regulate abortions during the second and third trimesters. Shopper's Big Bargain! Get a Free Pie to top off your Big Meal at McDonald's!^ The McDonald's Big Meal: ·BIG MACTM · LARGE FRIES ·LARGE SOFT DRINK After you've found some big bargains while shopping in town, stop into McDonald s for the Biggest bargain of them all... the Big Meal Deal. Whenever you purchase a McDonald's Big Meal (A Big Mac. a large order of fries, and a large soft drink-no substitutions), we'll throw in an apple or cherry pie. absolutely free! 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