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GAZETTE -MAIL CITY EDITION WEATHER FORECAST-Chance of rain through Monday, with highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s. Details on Page 10A Charleston, West Virginia Sunday Morning, August 17, 1975 35 Cents ^WITII 'tfWO C lilt MAC A Z I N E$ A N D W O R L D ' S B E S T C O M I C S Land-Sea Clashes Puncture Mideast Astotialed Prei», N.Y. Times Arab-Israeli clashes were reported on land and sea Saturday and a bomb exploded in a Tel Aviv synagogue. Total casualties were put at two dead and four wounded. The violence came as President Ford and Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger conferred in Vail, Colo., amid reports that Kissinger will soon be off on a Mideast mission to wrap up an interim accord between Egypt and Israel. The Palestinian news agency Wafa reported from Lebanon that guerrillas surprised an Israeli naval vessel trying to land commandos before dawn at the Buss refugee camp near the southern Lebanese coastal city of Tyre. Wafa also reported Israeli bombardment of the Hasbaya and the Martyr Salah guerrilla base in the Arkoub region of southeast Lebanon. It said the guerrillas returned the fire. No casualties were reported. »· THE ISRAELI MILITARY command had no immediate comment on the Wafa reports. Earlier the command said Arab gunners in Lebanon fired across the border at an Israeli army patrol near the border settlement of Zarit, about 12 miles east of the Mediterranean, but there were no injuries. The bomb explosion in the Tel Aviv synagogue slightly injured three persons. A Wafa said phosphorous bombs fired by po ii ce spokesman said the incident was the Israeli vessel to cover the comman- be j ng investigated for "the possibility of dos' retreat hit a patrol jeep killing two Arab terrorism." guerrillas and wounding another. In related developments: 'Another Dunkirk' Reported in Angola »-Radio Uganda said Palestinian suicide fighter pilots are being trained in Uganda by the Ugandan air force and are under the direct command of President Idi Amin. The broadcast monitored in Nairobi, Kenya said the trainees were sent by Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasir Arafat. »-The Arab League's special envoy to the United States, Clovis Maksoud, cautioned "against the euphoria that resumption of shuttle diplomacy can generate." Maksoud said at a Washington news conference that no adequate agreement can be achieved on the Sinai peninsula without a similar development at the Golan Heights. President Ford and Kissinger met Saturday as reports persisted that an Israeli- Egyptian interim agreement was near and that Kissinger was ready to return to Middle East on-the-spot diplomacy. They conferred for an hour in the den of Ford's chalet-style vacation home and set up another meeting for Sunday. THE WEEKEND SESSIONS between Ford and his top Middle East emissary came as the Israeli cabinet was to review the latest diplomatic developments at a Sunday meeting. Kissinger came here after intensive meetings in Washington with Israeli Ambassador Simcha Dinitz. He reported LUANDA, Angola - iff) - Heavy fighting raged Saturday in Lobito, Angola's main port previously said to be controlled by a Soviet-backed liberation movement. "Everyone is racing to a nearby peninsula to get away," a radio ham operator in Lobito, 350 miles south of Luanda, said. "They are using motor, sailing and fishing boats. It's another Dunkirk," a reference to the French port that 300,000 Allied troops were evacuated from in World War II. The radio ham said mortar shells and rockets were landing in the center of town, sending people fleeing to the peninsula without food or water. »· ELSEWHERE: »· The Austrian Press Agency said that Angola's agriculture minister, Mateus Neto, was kidnaped in Luanda on Friday. There was no official confirmation frbm any other source. * Portuguese sources said South African troops had entered Angola in the border region of Cunene to protect a river dam project there. On Friday, the Soviet-assisted Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) claimed to have controlled Lobito after fighting off two rival groups, the Chinese-backed National Front for the Liberation of Angola and the Independent Union for the Total Liberation of Angola. The fighting, part of the continuing power struggle between the MPLA and the other two groups, began in Lobito two days ago, the radio ham said. A transitional administration is in charge of this Portuguese colony pending a formal declaration of independence set for Nov. 11. Because of the,fighting, however, Portuguese forces this week seized administrative control of the country. Dr. Luiz Almeida, director of information in the provisional administration and an MPLA supporter, continued to claim Saturday that Lobito was under MPLA control. "some progress" from those talks, but he declined to characterize the progress as a break-through, saying only: "1 am hopeful. But we haven't really settled it finally." As he and Ford began their Saturday meeting, the President was asked if he would have some Middle East announcement over the weekend. (Turn to Page IDA, Col. 2) Tying the Knot Cruelty to Animal Charged to Man By Kay Michael, A Davis Creek man was charged with lost, it's .easy to trace.its owner through cruelty to animals Friday as humane off i- the tag. cers tried unsuccessfully to save the Also, license money is the only county man's dog income the shelter receives." Arrested was Ralph Means of Rt. 2, Box 495. Humane officer Kenneth Pauley said Means' dog was hit by a car two or three weeks ago. "It wasn't taken to a veterinarian," Pauley said, "and had been dragging itself around. It had a broken back and fractured pelvis where it had been dragging itself, and it was covered with sores. The guy didn't offer to lake it to a vet." Pauley said the animal shelter learned of the dog through Means' neighbors. OFFICER Lawson Carpenter signed a warrant for Means' arrest in the office of Justice of the Peace Ted Boylen. A hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. Aug. 26. "The problem." Pauley said, "is that people get animals and don't want the responsibility. If we find out about them, they'll either accept the responsibility or go to a justice of the peace. "If they don't want the animal, they can bring it to the shelter and maybe we can find some responsible person to adopt it. Too many animals are just being neglected by irresponsible people who have no business with animals. "Then they tell us their pet belongs to them and they'll do anything they want. That's not the case. If an animal is hungry, they must feed it. If it's thirsty, give it water. If it needs medical care, take it to the vet. If they won't do these things, they can bring the animal to the shelter and maybe we'll find somebody who will." A CRUELTY charge carries a maximum sentence of one year in jail and maximum fine of $100. Pauley said humane officers intend to begin enforcing the license and rabies requirements next week. "We plan to start signing warrants against people who don't have their dogs licensed and haven't given them rabies shots. People don't realize that these requirements help tbem. If a licensed dog is A Wreck Kills Nitro Woman A 33-year-old Nitro. woman died Saturday night, following a headon collision on Sissonville Road near the intersection of Sugar Creek Drive, city police said. Dead several hours after arriving at General Division, Charleston Area Medical Center was Mrs. Pauline Heath, 33, of Nitro. Police said Mrs. Heath apparently lost control of her southbound car after it ran onto the berm, then swerved across the center line into the path of a northbound car driven by Carroll Jones of Sissonville. Jones and his wife, Barbara, were taken to Memorial Division, Charleston Area Medical Center, where both were listed in satisfactory condition. The couple's 9-year-old son, Christopher, was admitted for overnight observation at the General Division. (Turn to Page 10A, Col. 4) Newlyweds Joe and Shiela Robinson of Columbus, Ohio, are bound by Joe's pet boa constrictor, Honey. . (AP Wirephoto) Danger cued St. Albans Girl 4th In Soap Box Derby At Arsenal Near Denver DENVER - Two types of poisonous substances manufactured at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal are so dangerous that their production there must be stopped, Sen. Gary Hart, D-Colo., said Saturday. "Today I register my strongest protest against the use of Rocky Mountain Arsenal foi two activities that pose nearly as great a public health and safety hazard as nerve gas," Hart said at a news conference. The senator said the "first and most dangerous" is the arsenal facility for blending rocket fuel using two compounds of a chemical called liquid hydrazine. "While useful in rockets, hydrazine is extremely toxic to humans," Hart said. He added that small quantities can cause serious burns, convulsions, permanent damage to the liver and other organs, and .. cancer;. It can also be fatal, he said. The second danger is allegedly posed by a large pesticide plant operated by Shell Oil Co. on the arsenal grounds, Hart said. Among'.the products produced at-the plant are organophosphate pesticides. Hart .said those substances can destroy the central nervous system, having "the same effect on humans as nerve gas." Arsenal officials could not be reached for comment. A Defense Department spokesman said he has not seen Hart's statement and has no comment on the allegations. However, he confirmed that the Army makes the rocket fuel for the Air Force. The Army has discontinued producing nerve gas at the arsenal, which is located just north of Denver, and Army specialists are currently destroying the gas now stored at the arsenal. A'KRON, Ohio--Eleven-year-old Karen Stead of Morristown, Pa., wearing a cast en her left arm, Saturday became the first girl world champion of the Ail-American Soap Box Derby. Kim Watts, 12, of St. Albans, W. Va., finished fourth in her "Mountain Music" ra- i 1? cer. Miss Watts, Kanawha Valley champion, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Watts of 2608 Mountain View Dr., St. Albans. Her brother, Rocke, was Kan.awha Valley c h a m p i o n two years ago and finished i ninth in the national contest. . · Miss Stead was wearing a cast because she dislocated her thumb in a battle between boys and girls at Derbytown. Contestants in the race live in a camp at Derbytown during the week. Kim Watts SECOND AND third place went to Damon Papuga of Boston, Mass, and Lloyd Watson of Salem', Ore., respectively. Kathy Lewis of Elk Grove, Calif., the town from which the past two years' winners came, finished fifth. Shelly Brower of Newbury,Park, Calif., was sixth. Last year's winner was Curtis Yarborough, who posted a time of 27.15. faster than any this year. Miss Stead's winning time was 27.52, although she did 27.51 in a semifinal round. Yarborough's brother, Bret, became the 1973 champion after officials disqualified that year's first-place finisher for having used a forbidden device hidden in the racer's nose. While the various heats were being run. officials of the annual contest pondered some basic changes for the 1976 edition to try to lay out a course in line with changing times. (Turn to Page IDA, Col. 1) Detroit Bus Plan Rejected by Judge -- Staff Pho»o by J art Ken Humane Officer Lawson Carpenter Holds Paralyzed Dog Because of Its Injuries, the feg Had to Be Destroyed Small Farm Technical Aid Benefit Debated WASHINGTON - itf - Congressional investigators say the government could boost the profits of small farms by giving them more technical aid. but the Agriculture Department contends it would be a waste of money. Congress' General Accounting Office concludes in a new report that such assistance would hike the incomes of small farmers on millions of acres of U.S. land and help meet world food and fiber needs. But the Agriculture Department, in response, says modern forces work against small-farm efficiency and any more small-farm technology money would not be effective. "If small farms were assisted so that total production were increased." the department argued, "price declines could further reduce incomes of small farmers." The department said it could recommend no action on GAO's proposals. The GAO report is to be distributed publicly Monday but a farm-state congressman, reading an advance copy, discussed it before the press during the weekend. - t (turn to Page 10A, Col-1) DETROIT (AP)-A federal judge rejected on Saturday the forced busing of Detroit schoolchildren this fall and turned over the job of achieving racial balance in the classrooms to the city board of education. Just a year after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a cross-district busing plan for the Detroit area, U.S. District See Picture on Page \4A Judge Robert DeMascio rejected two city- only busing proposals. He returned responsibility for desegregation to the school board. Lawrance Washington of the Detroit branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said: "We're thoroughly disappointed. We're right back to where we started five years ago." But C.L. Golightly. president of the school board, called DeMascio's decision "a victory for the schoolchildren of Detroit." jected in part and accepted in part, called for busing of more than 50.000 students and retention of 112 schools as all-black. WHEN THE Supreme Court rejected cross-district busing last summer, the district court was ordered to develop a plan to desegregate Detroit schools. (Turn to Page 14A, Col. 5) Spotlight Always on Sunday IB Building News 15D Business News 8E Classifieds Ads 9E-15E Columnists 1E-2E Current Affairs IE Editorials 2E Home. Family 1C-10C. 12C Magazine 1M-24M Obituaries 12D Page Opposite 3E Sports 1D-10D Your Bridgework 15A THE ORDER accepts the school board's contention that racial balance can be served by "elimination of only the white- identifiable schools." The school system, fifth largest in the nation, is 74 per cent black and includes 260.000 students. An NAACP»desegregation plan, which was rejected as too inflexible by DeMas- cio. called for elimination of all-black schools and forced busing of more than 70.000 students. ,A school board proposal, which was re- Charleston Tidewater 10 3

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