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June 23, 1974

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 18

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Strike Talks Revived , SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The nation's top labor mediator called both sides together Saturday in a two-week strike by 4,000 registered nurses against 42 hospitals and clinics. William Ussery, director of the Federal Mediation Service, flew here from Washington on Friday after hospitals reported danger of a crisis resulting from the nurses' abandonment of emergency rooms and intensl.e care units. I'm hopeful that I will be able to help resolve the issues and settle the strike," Ussery said before meeting with hospital officials at a hotel. · Meanwhile, Eric Poole, a spokesman for the striking California Nurses Assn. warned that "the potentital is there for a very long strike unless we get our demands. Bargaining talks on the strike issues -- which include wages, pensions and working conditions -- broke off at midweek after the two sides said they were making no progress. Earlier, the intervention of a state mediator had failed to create a breakthrough. On Wednesday, in what hospital officials claim was an unprincipled escalation, nurses walked out of many emergency rooms and intensive care units which they had agreed to staff during the dispute. Poole said the nurses pulled outof special services only because the hospitals were violating their agreement to cancel routine surgery during the dispute. Jews Declare Arrests ' In Russia 'Blackmail MOSCOW -(AP)-Security police were holding about 40 Jews in six Soviet cities Saturday in a drive to prevent protests during President Nixon's visit, Jewish sources said. Three Moscow Jews termed the arrests "shameless blackmail of American public opinion." "The responsibility for such blackmail should be laid on the Soviet and American governments." declared Mikhail Agursky, Vitaly Rubin and Inessa Axelrod in an open ap- peal to the UJ5. Congress, More than a dozen Jews were picked up in Moscow Thursday and Friday aod the others were from five cities with large Jewish populations: Leningrad, Odessa, Kishinev, Kiev, and Vinnitsa. The sources said many more have been questioned and warned against protests. They said more arrests were possible before Nixon's arrival Thursday for a week-long visit. Most of the detainees have unsuccessfully sought permis- sion to emigrate to Israel and have been active in protesting Soviet emigration practices. 0»e pranueat activist, Alexander V«roiel, was released Saturday eveaug. Vo- roiel, a scientist who is organizing a» inofficial semi- wur with Westera scientists «· July 1. was detained Friday and again Saturday. The Jewish community here largely credits American public and congressional pressure for the thousands of emigration permits already granted. \..We Love Him 9 THOMAS ASSENZA Loved BIWAL0, -N V. - ·» Lisa SmtetfeW, 11, bad this 10 say about her teacher: "On each oi our birthdays he hakes a cake from scratch... He is dedicated to our learning. He loves us and we love him." So wrote Lisa in behalf ~* her 11 classmates in seeking "Teacher cf the Year" recognition for Thomas Assenza. 26, who teaches the fourth grade in a Board of Cooperative Education Services learning disorder class at nearby Ceilings. "He is a man who would take no pay to teach us," Lisa said in the letter to the Buffalo Evening News. All of her classmates signed it. Lisa asked the newspaper if ifeere was swae *av tat As- devotion. "If not as teaefeer of the year, eouW you f ad some way of reeogailkw for aim?" "The News doesn't have to, Lisa -- you did." the newspaper responded. BOARDING GROOMING SlllMkMlyCi* T«T*MMIWCS VILLAGE PET SHOP Returning Thirty yean ago, Army Capt. Jim Henderson led the 120 soldier* under hi$ command into the tiny French village of Romkas. I lie's going back "just to I thank those people for the kindness they showed us when we occupied their loit'n." The children of Kombas knew the Char- /otte, A'.C, nates executive as Captain Chewing Cum (AP ffi'irephoto) Give Tapes To 3rd Partv, *' Ford Says M O N T E R E Y , Calif. (AP) - Vice President Gerald R. Ford suggested on Saturday that an independent third party might listen to the Watergate tapes and make an unbiased transcript of their contents. While ruling himself out of such a job, Ford said an independent listener couW iron out alleged discrepancies between the transcripts released by the White House and those developed by the House Judiciary Committee', which is conducting impeachment hearings on President Nixon. · "Perhaps we have to have a third or neutral party take the tapes and get transcripts from them," Ford told a news conference here, where he is spending a golfing weekend. Inquiry Curb · '.' · · ,' i . '' " V. ' By John Beckler WASHINGTON - (AP) .-. The House Judiciary Committee is planning to limit sharply the number of witnesses called in its impeachment inquiry and the areas in which they will be questioned. Under increasing pressures to wind up the inquiry in the next 'three or four weeks, the committee is expected to decide that only five or six witnesses will be needed. That would include witnesses recommended by the inquiry staff, by committee members and by James St. Glair, who is in charge of President Nixon's impeachment defense. The witnesses will be examined only on specific points where gaps appear in the committee's documentary evidence, or where there is conflicting evidence. Longer sworn statements from witnesses would be available to the members. Faw major Watergate figures, except former White House counsel Charles W. Colson, are likely to been the witness list. The committee has the testimony of the others from the grand jury and the Senate Watergate hearings. * * * COLSON REPORTEDLY told committee attorneys that he warned Nixon in January and in February of 1973 that former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell was involved in Watergate. Nixon had said he learned of high-level involvement in the break-in on March 21, 1973. Colson's attorney on Saturday confirmed these accounts by columnist Jack Anderson and the New York Daily News of Colson's testimony. The identity of the impeachment witnesses and the ground rules for questioning them will be worked out next week in a series of meetings that will also settle the questions of how St. Clair presents his defense and whether evidence gathered in the inquiry will be made public. At a meeting Monday the committee is also expected to issue another subpoean for White House tapes and documents. Nixon has refused to comply with four previous ones' seeking Watergate evidence. The new one will demand evidence relating to the settlement of an ITT antitrust suit, to political contributions by the dairy industry, and to allegations the Nixon administration used the Internal Revenue Service for political purposes. One reason for the new subpoena is to build up the committee's case for making Nixon's noncompliance with subpoenas a possible ground for impeachment. -The committee has also notified Nixon it will feel free to infer he is withholding incriminating evidence if he fails to provide material that could fill in some of the gaps in the case. That there are gaps is conceded by nearly every member. Some of Nixon's strongest defenders on the committee say nothing that could involve him in an im? peachable offense has been proven so far. On the other hand, a number of Democrats say the documentary record already provides sufficient grounds for recommending that Nixon be brought to trial in the Senate. Pastor's Vision Cools Soft Drink Invention LOUISVILLE. Ky. - on The Rev. Sam Willis, who passed up college chemistry, " has patented a device that he says can cool a 10-ounce can of soft drink 50 degrees in two minutes or less. Mr. Willis, pastor of Ep- wprth Methodist Church, says he's ignorant of chemistry and engineermg. The only way he can explain his invention of the drink cooler, he says, is that "God gave it to me." The minister was having a soft drink at a Southern Indiana truck stop after fishing at a nearby bke when, he says, "I had a vision -- I saw it like ytshraUbemadef 7 Glenn Linnert,i9lwhce coordinator for the New Albany, Ind., schools and Dr. Tom Mullins of the University of Louisville engineering department helped get the first prototype built, the Rev. Mr. Willis says. The cooler is designed to be crimped to the bottom of the drink can .during production. Pulling a tab sends freon or similar refrigerant gases through a coil immersed in the drink and turns the beverage to a sort of slush. The gas escapes through a valve, the can is inverted and the drink is ready. The inventor says the principle could also be used ftf frozen desserts or quick ttiw of h»- man blood. 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