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4A -Jul 4, 1976 Sunday Gazette-Mail Charleston, West Virginia From Page One FORECAST lor Sunday niV^V for arm ta from ^^^ NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, NOAA. U.S. D«pl. el Commerce^ The Weather July 4, 1976 FORECASTS Sunrise 6:08 a.m. Sunset 8:54 p.m. Zone l ! Nor them Panfiandle): Partly cloudy. Highs in mid ana upper 70s. Lows from mid 50s to near 60. Zones 7-5-S-9 (Ncrmwest, North Central, Northern Mountains, Eastern Panhandle); Variable cloudiness witn a chance of showers Highs in mid and upper 70s. Lows from mid 50s to near 60. Zones 3-4 [West. Southwest). Showers likely. Highs in low and mid 70s Lows trom upper 50s to low 60s. Zones 6-7 (Centra! Mountains.. South): Showers likely. Hiyhs in mid and upper 60s. Lows in mid and upper 50s. viRGiN I A--Considerably cloudy and cool. Highs from upper 7is to low 80s. Lows from upper 50s to low 60s. KENTUCKY-Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers Higns from upper 70s to low 80s. Lows from upper 50s 10 low 60s OHiO-Generally clear. Highs from mid 70s To low 80s. Lows from tne 50s to tow 60s. WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA-Parfly sunny. Highs in the 70s. Lows in the 50s. WEST VIRGIN!A-Showers ending today, possibly lingering in west and south. Highs in 60s and 70s. Lows in mid 50s. SATURDAY'S HUMIDITIES 5 a.m 84 II a.m 66 5 p.m 87 SATURDAY'S WIND Highest 16 mph from SSW at 1:22 p.m. TEMPERATURES Saturday's high 72 Saturday's low.. 58 Recorded high for July 3 is 108 set in 1931. Recorded low for July 3 is 48 set in 1937. PRECIPITATION 24-hour precipitation as of 7 p.m 25 Total for the month of July 25 Israeli Raid Frees All 106 Hostages After that, there were meetings of a ministerial group headed by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and Israel kept secret the moves it was making. Diplomats said the Israeli government had been conducting negotiations with the hijackers through intermediaries. Israeli forces never before had never before operated so far beyond the borders of the Jewish state. The farthest Israeli raids in the past had been into Egypt. The hijackers had claimed to be members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). They said the 13 other extremists whose release they sought were imprisoned in West Germany. Switzerland, France and Kenya, although Kenya denied holding any. The PFLP is a radical splinter group among various Palestinian organizations. Diplomatic sources said the Palestine Liberation Organization, umbrella group for most of the others, tried to intervene in the airport standoff during the week-long ordeal but was rebuffed by the hijackers. A U.S. State Department spokesman in Washington said. "We have no comment and we're not going to have any . . . Obviously, we're not involved in this." A French official familiar with the negotiations had said they were going slowly because Israel and the hijackers were relaying their positions to each other through the French government, the French ambassador in Uganda, and the Somalian ambassador in Uganda, who was acting as spokesman for the hijackers. »· THE HOSTAGES had been held in several rooms of the humid and mosquito-infested old terminal at Entebbe, on the western shore of Lake Victoria. Freed passengers described the hijackers as Arab, Palestinian and German. Some of the passengers reportedly told authorities that Ugandan soldiers had supplied the hijackers with additional arms and had helped guard the hostages at one point. Ugandan President Idi Amin, who participated in the negotiations earlier in the week, had embraced the leader of the hijackers, according to hostage statements reported by London newspapers. On Friday. Amin denied similar suggestions by released passengers that he was sympathetic to the hijackers. U.S. Pleads For Life Of Mercenary Senate (c) Washington Star WASHINGTON- The State Department has sent a formal plea to the government of Angola to spare the life of an American mercenary on humanitarian grounds, it was learned Saturday night. "The United States is doing something to help Daniel Gearhart." a senior United States official said without elaborating. Another well-connected source said a formal message had been sent to Angolan President Agostinho Neto in the name of the government. « * * IT WAS believed that the British Observer in Luanda, the Angolan capital, might have transmitted the mercy plea. The United States has no diplomatic relations with Angola. Three British subjects also have been condemned to be shot for fighting as mercenaries against the victorious Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola. Neto reportedly has indicated that he might be disposed to commute Gearhart's death sentence, but only if he receives a plea in the name of President Ford. There is reason to believe, officials said, that Britain also has been told that the sentences of the three Britons might not be carried out if Queen Elizabeth appealed to Neto. A U.S. official said there were indications that Neto was in no hurry to carry out the executions. The United States recently vetoed Angola's application for admission to the United Nations on the ground that 12.000 to 14.000 Cuban troops were in the former Portuguese colony. WHITE HOUSE aides are said to believe that Ford cannot afford the political liability of doing nothing to save Gearhart's life, but at the same time cannot be put in the position of succumbing to blackmail by agreeing to support United Nations membership for Angola in exchange for a commuted sentence for Gearhart. In another development, it was reported that a large number of Cubans were being transferred from Angola to the Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville), the nearby Marxist state. It might be reasonable to assume, one official said here, that United States objections to the Cuban presence in Angola might be met by a major transfer o( troops to Brazzaville, which has no common border with the confrontation areas of Namibia, Rhodesia or Zambia. Gearhart, 34, whose wife and four children live in Montgomery County, Md., left here in February and had been in Angola for less than four days when he was captured. He contended at his trial that he never fired his weapon. What Long said was that he was "planning, after the recess, to call the committee together and offer senators an opportunity to express their views on those matters that are controversial and offer the committee a second chance to vote on most of these measures." *· HE PREDICTED that the committee's decision "will be the same on most of them." He said the committee would "review whatever these public-interest groups can generate" by way of criticism of the bill's provisions before voting again. The comment was an obvious reference to public-interest law groups, chiefly the Tax Reform Research Group, which has been doing analyses of the narrow-interest provisions of the bill and making them available to senators who might oppose them. Long's disclosure marked the first response by the finance committee, or its chairman, to the mounting public criticism of the secrecy in which tax-law provisions that benefit a single company or industry or individual are written. It also constituted an extraordinary action on the part of a congressional committee chairman in any field. From time to time, a piece of legislation that is approved by a committee is sent back to the committee for further consideration, and changes, by a vote of the full House or Senate. But Senate officials could remember only one other case in the past decade in which a committee chairman voluntarily decided to reconsider a bill his committee already has reported on and on which debate in the Senate had already begun. *· THE SENATE has spent two weeks so far on the tax bill, which contains a number of broad provisions, such as an extension of the 1975 tax cuts and liberalization of the estate tax laws, as well as dozens of narrow-interest provisions. The Senate is scheduled to resume debate on the measure after the recess. Long would not say exactly why he decided that his committee should reconsider the narrow-interest provisions in the bill. One possible reason is that the measure contains two provisions dealing with income from oil-producing properties that is received by trust that could confer hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax savings on Long's children and other members of his family. When the existence of these provisions was disclosed 10 days ago, Long said he was not very familiar with them and had not realized they would benefit his family. That statement, in itself, drew wide criticism, on the ground that a committee chairman has a responsibility to know the contents of legislation his committee approves. It appeared possible that other members of the finance committee may have suggested to Long that more open procedures for writing narrow-interest legislation were desirable at this time The Palestinian leadership met at length with the Arab League envoy in Moslem-held western Beirut. Riad flew in from Damascus following overnight talks there with President Hafez Assad of Syria. He headed back for Damascus Saturday night after inconclusive discussions. President Suleiman Franjieh and his right-wing Christian allies announced acceptance of the truce after Riad's visit to their side Friday, but they kept up their attack on Tal Zaatar with full fury. A midnight deadline went by with no letup in the fighting that has turned most of Lebanon into a battleground since the civil war erupted in April, 1975. Christian leaders reiterated charges that the war grew from Palestinian disregard for Lebanon's national sovereignty. Former President Camille Chamoun suggested that some 350,000 refugees in Lebanon be divided up among other Arab countries. "Lebanon cannot bear the full weight of the Palestinian presence all alone." he said over the radio loyal to Franjieh. "It has to be spread around fairly." · THE STRUGGLE FOR Tal Zaatar, which has provoked a general explosion along all war fronts, has been the bloodiest so far in a conflict that has taken more than 30.000 lives in a country of three million inhabitants. Estimates from security sources and hospitals showed Saturday that about 190 persons were killed and more than 300 wounded during the previous 24-hour period. This excludes heavy casualties on both sides at Tal Zaatar itself, where bodies were reported rotting in the summer sun because ambulances were unable to approach. A Palestinian relief column, which broke down as it moved from the mountains to within l'/z miles of Tal Zaatar on Friday, remained blocked through the day. But its artillery fire was able to take some pressure off the beleaguered camp, Palestinian sources said. The Palestinians and their leftist allies also began heavy artillery bombardment of the Christian hill town of Kahhale in another apparent effort to take the heat off Tal Zaatar. They said Syrian troops backed by tanks moved down from eastern Lebanese mountains into the Christian stronghold of Jounieh 12 miles north of Beirut "and apparently are on the way to help the Christians at Tal Zaatar." * SYRIAN TROOPS have been engaging Palestinians in the mountains during the Tal Zaatar siege in what increasingly appears to be at least tacit cooperation between Damascus and Franjieh's government at Jounieh. The fierce fighting in southeastern Beirut has prevented restoration of utilities for nearly two weeks, leaving the capital without electricity or water and with fuel in short supply. The American University hospital, once the biggest and best equipped in the Middle East, appealed for help from the disintegrated Lebanese government to avoid a shutdown. The hospital, jammed with wounded and short of staff, lacks antibiotics and oxygen. Its private generator risks stopping for lack of fuel oil, a statement said. Klan Ignores Warnings, Holds March LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP)-About 260 robed Ku Klux Klan members marched down the main street of Shepherdsville on Saturday despite warnings from city officials and police that they were doing so without a parade permit. As a crowd of about 500 spectators watched the march, a combined force of about 45 county and state police officers stood by and made no attempt to arrest the marchers. The only incident during the short parade was when one Klansman fell from his horse and broke his leg, according to police. Sherman Adams, who claims to be the Grand Dragon of the KKKin Kentucky, had earlier predicted about 500 Klansmen would take part in the march in Shepherdsville, about 20 miles south of Louisville. Adams said the Klan would go ahead with the march despite the city council's earlier withdrawal of a parade permit. "We simple did not have adequate police protection," Shepehrdsville Mayor James Sparrow said when asked why there were no arrests. "The consensus was that the best way to handle it was to take care of any problems that arose and allow the Klan to march." Earlier Saturday, heavy rains forced a white supremicist group to call off its plans for a downtown march in Louisville. The Rev. Buddy Tucker of Knoxville, Tenn., said the march planned by the National Emancipation of the White Seed was canceled. He said a rally, which was to have been conducted in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse, was moved to a house. Tucker was one of the scheduled speakers for the rally. Charlestonian Wins U.S. Essay Contest ANDERSEN'S ESSAY follows in full: There is a spirit called America. At our 200th birthday the American spirit as personified in the American people represents our greatest heritage and the most unique quality we will pass to future generations. My message to America on its 200th birthday is a reminder and an expression of gratitude to the American people for this spirit. The boundaries of the American spirit are not limited by national origin, religious conviction, economic standing or educational background. It is the spirit of an unfinished dream, articulated by the philosophers and educators, and moved toward fulfillment by the realization and action of the elected representatives of the American people. It is the spirit of the American family, and its ability to not only survive but to enhance the lives of its members in an age of rapid change and increasing mobility. It is the spirit of American young people who still dream of careers, and when necessary feel the freedom to question established priorities and values. Most of all, the spirit called America is the children. It is the spirit of hope renewed in their birth. It is the spirit of children freely lost in play on our city sidewalks and open fields. It is the spirit of children spontaneously sharing their emotions with the world around them, laughing when happy and crying when hurt. America is a rich country, but it has not always been so, and may not always be so. The foundation of our country does not exist in a wealthy people. They were a people tied to the earth and possessed of a dream. The limitations of the world's natural resources may not allow us the promise of a continuing expansive materialism. The future may ask of us a more conservative material existence. But if it does American will not have lost its uniqueness or its greatness, for its richness is merely a reflection of its greatness.- Urban Aid Criticized By Mayors MILWAUKEE ( A P ) - The nation's mayors believe a tightfisted federal government is doling out urban aid in such small amounts, and snarling it in so much red tape, that current programs are not adequate to assure the survival of the cities. Estimates of the U.S. budget claimed by domestic programs ranged from a Democrat's 8 per cent to a Republican's 51 per cent. But interviews at the U.S. Conference of Mayors here last week found agreement on one point: the mayors say city taxpayers are sending too much money to Washington, and are not getting enough back. The city officials agree that Washington must re-evaluate spending priorities to deal with the urban economic crisis. "We should have a practical, realistic understanding with the administration that if the cities don't make it, America won't make it." said Maynard Jackson, mayor of Atlanta. Mayor Moon Landrieu of New Orleans said several major cities could face bankruptcy unless the federal government offers more federal aid with less strings attached. In conversations concerning Washington's response to the troubled city economies, many mayors angrily cited President Ford's veto last February of a jobs- creating public works bill. * * * FORD IS EXPECTED to veto a scaled- down version this week, despite intense lobbying by both Republican and Democratic mayors. The mayors also noted the failure of Congress, so far, to write an inflation- fighting clause into the bill, which would extend the general revenue-sharing program for three years. Landrieu argues that the cities should receive a set percentage of federal tax revenues, instead of a constant dollar amount, such as the $6.6 billion scheduled annually into 1980. Despite the griping, mayors said a number of federal programs are successful. Among them: ··The revenue-sharing program, initiated by former President Richard M. Nixon, which returns a part of the federal tax revenues to state and local governments with a minimum of strings attached. Henry Maier of Milwaukee said that if revenue sharing was'abolished, his city would be forced to add $125 in property taxes on a $30,000 house to maintain city services at existing levels. Most mayors said an increase in the amount of federal tax revenues sent back to the cities would be an integral part of any over-all plan to deal with city financial problems. The DANIEL BOONE HOTEL COLONY ROOM * opm * SATURDAY SUNDAY-JULY 3 and 4 for your DINING DANCING pleasure mimm OPENSAT.-SUN. MONDAYat6PJM. * America is the most powerful nation in the world, and a leader among nations, but it has not always been so, and may not always be so. America may some day assume the position of its more humble beginnings. The centuries, like the seasons, may color and change the face of the earth. But America's uniqueness and greatness is not tied to its power. AMERICA'S GREATNESS, America's uniqueness is its spirit, the American spirit, born in the Revolution, and still a young child at its 200th birthday. In the best of times and in the worst of times the American spirit has prevailed. It was in the heart of the settler, making his way west ,to a new frontier. It was a part of the technical and scientific skill of those who contributed to man's first step on the moon. It remains an unfinished part of all that we do and will attempt to become. We have yet to realize the dimensions of our democracy. We are still creating the American dream. We are still realizing' and exploring the significance and meaning of justice and equality in our land. Freedom still inspires and gives life to those who seek dignity and self-worth. Peace remains our most precious greeting to the world. Democracy, justice, equality, freedom, peace, each of these words so vital to who we are as a nation are born and nurtured in the American spirit. Collectively and individually Americans reflect and hold in 15 Bodies The latest deaths raised to at least 84 the number killed in political violence last week. At least 477 have died since the military overthrew President Isabel Peron in a bloodless coup last March 24. The year's death toll is placed at 633. THE SOURCES said the latest victims may have been killed by right-wing death squads that usually kidnap and torture student or factory activists, then k i ! them and dump their bodies The rightists have been blamed for more than 2,000 such murders in the last three years. Leftisi ! eaders charge the death squads are linked to the government and made up of uncontrolled security men. The government denies the allegations. Police said the bomb killed policemen and male and female civilians. Security sources said there'were 120 to 150 persons in the ground-floor dining area when the bomb went off. The private news wire Noticas Argentina said the bomb packed 20 pounds of TNT. Police and troops cordoned off the building and kept out reporters and photographers. Coffins of some of the dead were lined up Saturday in a covered courtyard of federal police headquarters. Others were shipped home to the provinces. THE BOMB EXPLODED two days after the second anniversary of the death of Mrs. Peron's husband and predecessor, Juan D. Peron. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the blast. On another subject, officials said 27 Chilean exiles remained in the Canadian Em- trust this spirit. We have inherited this · bassy for the second consecutive day seek'" : ' ing political asylum. Several Latin refugees have left recently for Canada and Europe to escape attacks by rightists. A diplomatic source said some of the refugees may have been on a list of refugee names and addresses that armed men stole from a refugee organization three weeks ago. spirit from our forefathers. We will pass it to our children. It is our greatness. It is our uniqueness. It is our soul. It is our very existence. There is a spirit called America, and today it is 200 years old. Happy Birthday America! Former CIA Contract Employe Reveals Ruby, Castro Ties NEW YORK (AP) - A former contract employe of the CIA has told the Senate Intelligence Committee that Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby met with Cuban Premier Fidel Castro in 1963 and that the subject of assassinating President Kennedy was discussed, The New York Sunday News says. 'The News reported that the meeting took place only 10 weeks before Kennedy was killed. Within 48 hours of the assassination Ruby shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald, the gunman who was arrested for killing the president. The News said the CIA man was a former federal undercover narcotics agent who was under contract but not employed on a~ fulltime basis. The newspaper said the agent got in touch with the committee to tell this story: Ruby flew to Havana from Mexico City to try and set up a Cuban connection for importing narcotics to the United States. HE MET WITH Castro, Castro's brother Raul. Che Guevara, the head of the Cuban intelligence service, a man called "El Mexicano," and a woman from Argentina. In the course of the conversation, Castro mentioned Kennedy had tried to have him assassinated and he might want to retaliate. · Castro asked Ruby if the Dallas club- man, with his contacts in the Dallas and Chicago underworlds, would be willing to kill Kennedy or could help arrange the killing. The CIA agent told the committee he did not know what Ruby said in reply. After Kennedy had been killed, a Cuban refugee in Miami received a letter from a relative who was close to Castro and who claimed to have attended Castro's conference with Ruby. The refugee turned the letter over to the FBI. but its existence was not mentioned in the Warren Commission report, which was the government's official investigation of the Kennedy assassination. The News did not identify the former CIA agent who unraveled the Ruby tale for the Senate committee. Nor did it say how it learned of the story. However, the newspaper quoted a Senate Intelligence Committee source saying the former agent's account might be a "red herring" designed to lead investigators away from possible real conspirators. DON'T MISS HIM- Evangelist Ed Carter This young man was supposed to be on the plane on which all of Marshall University Football Team lost their lives. Come and hear Brother Ed tell how God was preserving him for Evangelism. This man of God will enlighten you with the Gospel. Thursday-Friday-Saturday JULY 8,9 10 7:30 p. m. Also Sunday Morning June 11 11:00 a.m. A Going Church for a Coming Christ GRACE GOSPEL CHURCH RockyStepRoad,ScottDepotW.Va. FIRECRACKER SALE SPORT COATS Regular 585.00 Value PANTS 1 group Reg. $18.00 $25.00 LEISURE SHIRTS $18,00 Value SUITS TWO PANTS Reg. SI 35.00 NOW SUITS Reg. S110,00 MOW 5 55 06 or 2 FOR MOO 00 SWIM TRUNKS reg. $10.00 NOW » NOW OPEN MONDAY, JULY 5TH 11 A. M.'TIL4 P.M. 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