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GAZETTE-MAIL CITY E D I T I O N THE OUTLOOK -- Partly cloudy with chance of afternoon and evening thundershcnver*. Hitfh.s in the 70s and 80s. Details on Page MA. Sunday Morning, August 27, 1972 W O R L D ' S *fST C O M I C S Nixon Campaign Fund Violations 'Possible' By Bernard Gwertzman , a , T h Â« r GeS ^counting Office said Saturday that "apparent and possible violations" mifJJ? f S al flection Campaign Act were committed by the Finance Committee to Re-elect the .President. The alleged violations, involving up to $350,000 in contributions to President Nixon's campaign, were referred to the Justice Department "for further investigation." The Republican re-election committee, in a statement issued within three hours of the report's release, said the document was "inaccurate." "It is also incomplete in that it omits mentioning important information given to the GAO by the finance committee bearing on the transactions," the committee statement said. The report by the GAO, which is the auditing and investigative agency of Congress, said that "it was impossible to close certain gaps" in the record. $25,000 "Dahlberg check" but also from four other checks, totaling $89,000, drawn on a Mexican bank. The report charged that the committee failed to provide necessary information about the two sums, totaling $114,000 in its June 10 report to the GAO, as provided by the campaign act. KThe committee's failure to keep and maintain adequate books and records on a current basis with respect to the $25,000 check, and its proceeds, the proceeds of the four "Mexican" checks, totaling $89,000, and the balance of some $350,000 in cash which was deposited on May 25 to the bank account of the Media Committee to Re-Elect the President, an affiliate of the re-election committee. "In addition to these apparent violations," Phillip A. Hughes, director of the GAO's Office ol Federal Elections, which con ducted the probe, listed "additional possible violations" that were turned over to the attorney general "for further investigation." These were: ^Â·The committee's failure to keep a detailed and exact amount of the $350,000 cash fund and the contributions that may have been received after April 6. The committee's lack of (Please turn to Page 14A, Col. 1) IT LEFT UNCLEAR the re- ANSWERS JFK's Brain, Other Facts Withheld, Warren Critic Says By Fred P. Graham the slides and probably the I--The p r e s- -Â·"- Â· Â« Â· Â· Â· ~u* j.j.i Â· vj A v/il J. *M3 L* i C o~ ported connnection between the erved brain of President Kenne- apparent violations'' and the ; dy, plus microscopic slides of activities of the five men who tissues removed from his bullet were arrested two months ago wounds, have been withheld, ap- wlulc allegedly breaking into I parently by the Kennedy family, the Democratic National Com-jfrom the assassination evidence midce headquarters here. ] in the National Archives, a med- One of those arrested. Bernardiical expert said Saturday. L. Barker, a Miami real estate! The expert, Dr. Cyril H operator, later turned out to! Wecht, was the first critic of the have possessed funds that werej Warren Commission's report on traced as contributions to the!the assassination to be allowed re-election committee. Another! to see the items from the autop- of the five, James W. McCord sy on the president. J r . was a security coordinator Â». HE ASSERTED that questions said that Nicholas deB wasjDreserved in a contain- color transparencies and photo- er of formalin, were delivered in a locked chest to a representative of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy graphs taken at the autopsy were evidence relevant to the assassination, and that he, Marshall, obtained these from the When the autopsy materials | Kennedy family and lodged were placed in the National Ar-i ln em with the archives in 1966. I chives in 1966 by Burke Mar- 1 Â»' T "- 1 -" 11 -: j "--' ------ Â·Â· in 19C5. remain unan- .... ...- GAO listed these apparent violations: i w o u n d s coulri keep"* C Sffi e ''.S iIl SLS ' SWGml as long ""^ ob ^ s Sun? of?s,cco n conSbu- s e fsSSSS t sr tion made to the Republicans S y 'k$^$tf%J?tf%. h a Minnesota businessman, , dence rcqi ie ste 5 by the Justicc Dwayne A n d r e a s , through j Department had been placed in man Â«r H Â« M- . i r ~ ' t h e archives and that Wecht had Son In^'H TM 3 re " eleC ; ! turned to "offensive probing be- tion committee. The report | cause the cvidence ^ th | shall, a representative of the Kennedy family, the slides, the brain and possibly some other items were not included. Marshall, who is now a law professor at Yale University, 'said in an interview Friday night that he never had possession of tlie chest of items and that he did not know what hap- . Marshall said that other items had apparently not been requested by the Justice Department because "they have no bearing on who killed the president." He deplored Wecht's "chasing after parts of the president's body because he hasn't found any evidence that anything else was wrong." ** WECHT. WHO IS coroner of said that the Republicans claimed the contribution was chives did not support his doubts about the official finding made prior to April 7, the itli"aTThe~assassination"wa"slie effective date of the campaign I deed of Lee HarVey Oswald pened to the brain or any other WECHT. WHO IS coroner of objects not now in the archives, i Pittsburgh and Allegheny Coun- -' l '- Pa -. and a past president o line American Academy of Forensic Sciences, said that the slides should show definitely i all of President Kennedy's gun;Shot wounds were from the jrear, as was concluded by the commission of inquiry under the Spotlight Always on Sunday ,, Buildings News 10B act that makes disclosure of contributors mandatory. But alone" Wecht spent two days in the . n e the GAO said that "we have archives last week examining concluded" that the contribu- jthe material. He made the tion was not made until April j statement afterward in an inter- 9 - I view. *-Thc committee's failure to | Interviews with government keep a detailed and exact i officials and President Kenne- amount not only of the |dy's former personal secretary amount expended from the j Evelyn Lincoln, disclosed that Business News lie Classified Ad.s 4D-9D Columnists 2D Community News Current Affairs .. Editorials then Chief Justice, Entering bullets burn and soil tissues around the wound of en- 2D Home, Family IE-HE Magazine 1M-24M Obituaries ioc Page Opposite 3D Sports 1C-9C Travel 23M Your Bridgework 2B This Week Tiveet! With high school football season poised to begin this Friday, the Gazette sports staff continues its pro-season look at county and area teams this week. Johnson And again this year the sports writers will make predictions each week on the outcome of the area games. The first predictions will appear this week. Tweet! Ahoy The second annual Stermvheel Regatta gets under way next Sunday, and Staff Writer Martha Smith and Photographer Lewis Raines will be aboard the reigning champ--Capt. Harry White's "Winnie Mae"--to bring you all the excitement . . . in the Gazette. Teachers When more than 10,000 schoolteachers converge on Charleston for the annual West Virginia Education Assn. convention Thursday and Friday, Gazette education reporter Rosalie Earle will be on hand to describe the activities and participants. .-ill Any other interest you have is al.^o found in the Gazette. We have humor- James Dent; we have help: Help Line; we have opinion: editorial and galeido- scopic columnists: We have polls and surveys: Terry Marohal. In short, you have it all in The Charleston Gazette The Slate. A'cirs He Knew Hitler He wasn't voted the most likely to succeed, but Adolf Hitler made an interesting classmate, nevertheless, for Fayette Countian Joe Gorta, a former sergeant in the German Army. Gorta, tells the Daily Mail's Sam Hindman his remembrances of Hitler as a schoolboy. City Hall. Notes Garbage strike? Tax hike? Or just plain "pothole politics?" Charleston has them all. Taking a behind-the-scenes look at city hall will be Reporter Jack Seamonds in a weekly editorial page column, CITY HALL NOTES. Look for it on Wednesday. Scissors. I'lease! All you mothers who've been asking for a school calendar will find one large enough to clip and post on your bulletin board if you pay attention to the Daily Mail next week. We'll have the Kanawha County school year mapped out for you, in addition to schedules for seven surrounding counties--Fayette, Putnam, Boone, Roanc, Lincoln, Clay and Jackson. Kickoff! Where did the summer go? Area high schools kick off their football season this Friday night--action that will be covered by the sports staff--and the 2fith annual Daily Mail Kanawha County Majorette Festival is only three weeks away on Sept. 19 (mark your calendar now.) Beginning Monday, we'll publish pictures of the majorettes corps with DtiPont leading off. You're always ahead with West Virginia's leading evening newspaper. $Imrle|!0n pailn Jflail 8B l! 17 but not at toe point of exit, 1D I he said. Thus, the microscopic - slides could settle the question whether the bullets that passed through the president's head and body had been fired from the rear. Examination of the brain is necessary, Wecht said, because photographs of the top of the removed brain, which were shown to him, disclose a sizable foreign object that could have been a flattened bullet fragment or a brain tumor. In either event, he said, it is 'unacceptable that the public has never been told what it was." He described the object as a parallelogram at least one- Where's Fire? Moscow youths practice firefighting techniques during a combined training session and holiday in the city's Izmailovo Park. The school-children are the best of 20,000 junior firefighters who are learning to overcome obstacles durin-; fires. Climbing ladders without a wall and without a fire is a challenge they seem to have overcome. (AP Wirephoto) - ialf by three-quarters of an inch in size. The official report on the au- :opsy performed by three military physicians on Nov. 22. 1963, '"' ' irn to Page 1IA, Col. 4) EXPANSION Newspaper Agency Plans $4.25 Million Press, Production Facility by 1973 See cotor drawing on Page IB. Newspaper A g e n c y Corp., I of papers and an enclosed truck which produces The Charleston Gazette, Charleston Daily Mail and Sunday Gazette-Mail, has announced plans for a $4.25 million expansion project. The plans call for a new press docking system. Preliminary work, which in- portion of the existing facilities, is scheduled to begin Sept. 5. is intended for completion by Christmas, 1973. When the project is finished, the NAG building will span the l_ 1 _ _ 1 r Â»Â»i Â· . .-,. , Street to and pressroom, new facilities! THE ACTUAL construction !!lllJ 0 j'..P r . e Pl ra _ t !.? r !_?!! cl distribution j will begin early in October and Democrats Dominate List Of State Labor Endorsements Farland Street. There will be an area for shrubbery and flowers; along the boulevard. The cost of the building addi- _ tion is estimated at approxi- j malely $1 million. j The largest single cost of the i project is the purchase price and ! installation expense^ of the new pers which are more legible and which will have a higher quality of reproduction of color photographs and other illustrations. An additional 8300,000 will be spent on other equipment to supplement the operation, in- e of the most recently designed automatic devices for preparing newspapers. The architectural firm which handled the project is Technical Service Co. of Denver, Colo., a specialist in the newspaper and printing field. Construction will !aM;, to ~;Â£Â£'j^^ft the field of newspaper building. Federation, Democratic tauumaie joiin Rockefeller IV for governor. Calling the gubernatorial race one of the mast important elections in state history, the federation said voters had an oppor- of public employes on every j the unsavory political spoils sys- 1 press level to organize and bargain Item \vith the typically accompa- collectively on wages, hours and-nying little political kingdom " working conditions, the conven-' The resoluton continued "Un- . . . - ~ " ~ " ...... I . . V . . . UVU V V V 4 j Â« - Â« " ^ V , V J t W i 1\,,J IJl^U. 1 1 1 7 V \ U \ ( J 1 L H U l . AFL-CIO,' endorsed ! ^Â« 1V ri^ C ? nVCnl MÂ°"' S su P^ rt :;; Cha , rlcston 's interpretation of!;new facility will be able to print! T1 Democratic candidate John D ! ufLv,- AÂ»" a -Â° r J o h n ' l h e law encourages the estab-pt a top speed of about 70,00fl! , The , (x P ansi Â°i project Rockefeller IV for governor , chln f on ' ^ ft ^ r . P ass)n -g a res-;h.shmcnt of a local government .newspapers per hour about i p l a n n c d nvcr tht P :Lst f i v c y cy r.s. - - - - - - ' iOluucn lor establishing the right! machine which in fnrns fnÂ«tnrc'tÂ«-icv. the srxvrl n*" Uu mv.cf.nt' ri,, -,^i- - - i ,i j Â· u.t, b[Kca o. IIIL piesent; lhe spokesman said the decision to expand was based pri- *~ marily on the corporation's be- TIIE NEW PRESS will enable;lief that there will be "consider- thc corporation to institute a| able growth" in the Charleston new printing process-offset. | area once the m i e r s t a t e s ' a r e lhe end result will be newspa-1 completed. tunitv to vote fnr n m ,r, ',,-hV" ' ."""'* -""Â»"Â»Â«Â», Â»iÂ« i-uiiven-' me resoiuton continued, "Un- uSi1 tJ t,i. ,- w h o i " : m n :ilso P a - sswi a resolution til stale law specifically estab- unairam to take uositive nnrl ! fmm t if finm- unnnn.-;n n ,,,-(,./Â»i ... ,^ _ . . . / , : . unafraid to take positive and 1 from The' flooi public stands on issues or an incumbent who stage manages his news conference to camouflage his position on vital issues. . . . a man independent of special interests pr an incumbent with a long history of special interest ties." supporting city (Plt-ase turn to Pago MA. Col. 4 ) Want to Paint Big? Try Al-fence-co IX ADDITION' to Rockefeller, the eighth annual special state convention of the Labor Federa- (.liarlolon Is there an area artist who hasn't had the desire to paint something as big as .'ill outdoors'' Rut how often do they get the opportunity? Newspaper Agency Corp. is offering just, such a chance for artists to express themselves . . . in the outdoors. NAC has erected an eight-foot, high fence around i!i construction site at. the corner of Knnnwha Boulevard and McFarland Si root, and is corK'uuii'm: ;i p a i n t i n g competition. XAC is offering $100 firs; prize, svr second prize and SoO third prize for the host fence paintings. Artists may paint any subject matter they desire, providing it is in good taste, and may use any permanent medium of their choosing. The Paint Al-fence-co Contest will take place Sunday. Sept. 10 beginning at 10 a. m. ami artists may work until they have completed t h e i r compositions. Works will be judged for awards. Artists entering the competition should bo Ifi years of aÂ«e or older. Width.-, of ;he p a i n t i n g .was will tie uelermmeJ by the number of entrants. All artists interested in entering the Pr.in; Al-fence-co Contest are requested to complete the coupon bolmv and mail it to Promotion Department. Newspaper Agency Corp.. inoi Virginia Street, East. Charleston. W. Va. 25301. I j U 1 *. I vioiiui like to paint a .-ocimn of the Newspaper Agency Corp. fcr;ce. Please enter me .; , ; XAMK A , ADDRKSS CITY AND 711' sn^jKCT MATTFT; v . . . . .