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GAZETTE-MAIL Charleston, West Virginia, Sunday Morning, July 11, 1976 CITY EDITION THE OUTLOOK-It will be partly cloudy with a chance of showers or thundershowers. Highs will be in the upper 80s with lows in the rnid 60s. Look for weather details on Page 7A. 35 cents W E S T V I R G I N I A ' S H O S T C O M F L I T E M l W f J A P t r W I T H T W O G R E A T M A Q A Z I M C S A N D W O U L D ' ! B E S T C O M I C S 245 Killings Reported In Uganda N.Y. Timet, AP NAIROBI--A Kenyan newspaper reported Saturday that some 245 Kenyan citizens had been killed in Uganda since last Saturday's raid at Entebbe airport by Israeli commandoes. The Kenyan government would not comment on the report which the newspaper, the Daily Nation, said was based on information it had received from Kampala, the Ugandan capital. The paper said the mortuary at the Mulago hospital was "overflowing with bodies that were piled on the floor in every available room." Related Story on Page 13D Attempts to call the hospital from Nairobi were unsuccessful. There are many thousands of Kenyans in Uganda, which is joined in a customs union with Kenya. While President Idi Amin of Uganda has publicly said he would not attack Kenya -for what he has charged was its complicity in the Israeli raid, a state of vigilant concern in evident here. A United States frigate has called at the port of Mombasa here in what U.S. officials claim is a routine visit. The United States has also reportedly loaned a reconnaisance plane to Kenya after the raids. Britain rejected as "totally unacceptable" the report by Ugandan authorities that they know nothing about a missing hijack hostage, 75-year-old Dora Bloch, the Foreign Office said Saturday night. A statement said the Ugandan reply added to "our fears for Mrs. Bloch's life." She was not among 102 hostages rescued July 4 by Israeli commandos. The Foreign Office reported that James Hennessy, the British high commissioner in the Ugandan capital of Kampala, has been recalled to report personally to the Foreign Office. Restaurateur Can Sleep A Little Easier Seventy-three-year-old Charleston restaurateur Hallie Hamon may sleep a little easier tonight, knowing that the wheels of justice are beginning to turn in her favor. She has been the victim of thieves five times during the last month. During a June 3 holdup as she was locking up her Corner Restaurant at 1534 Seventh Ave., a bandit made off with about $500, after breaking her arm in four places. The five thefts left her minus about $1,000 in cash and cigarettes. But her luck changed for the better on Friday night, when Charleston police detectives arrested Charles E. Taylor, 28, of Eastwood Avenue, South Charleston, for the most recent break-in and theft. Tayor, an employe of the restaurant, was arrested by detectives Danny Monk and Sam Sampson. A hearing for Taylor has been set for Monday in Charleston Municipal Court. (Turn to Page 7A, Col. 2) Winners A St. Albans boy and girl shared the winner's circle in Saturday's running of the Kanawha Valley Soap Box Derby at Little Creek Park in South Charleston. Senior division champion Cathy Lowther (right) beams over her win with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald M. Lowther of 2614 Mountain View Dr., St. Albans. Junior division champion Brian Dingess (above) holds checkered flag that marked his victory in Saturday's competition. (Staff Photos by Lawrence Pierce) U.S. Mercenary Is Executed, Ford Confirms FBI Lawlessness Mrs. Nixon Alleged by Police ( C) Neu York Timei Service WASHINGTON-Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation committed widespread acts of unauthorized lawlessness, including the burning of automobiles, assaults and illegal wiretapping, while conducting internal security investigations, in the last five years, law enforcement sources said Saturday. These sources, who are deeply familiar with the FBI's domestic security operations, said they believed the Justice Department's present investigation of alleged burglaries by agents would uncover other wrongdoing, because techniques of harassment and illegal investigation methods were used by the same agents whojwere committing the burglaries. . These sources said that agents risked doing such things as roughing up antiwar radicals or placing illegal wiretaps-- callfed "suicide" or "wildcat" taps by agents--because they were under "tremendous pressure" to halt bombings and catdh fugitives in the early 1970s. be taken against the employes involved. "It is hoped that anyone having such information will come forth, because without their assistance the investigation is much more difficult," Kelley said. Agents placed illegal "wildcat" telephone taps and electronic bugs, the sources said, after bureau orders specifically forbade such activities, because these were often the best methods of getting intelligence on militant leftists. Agents would disguise the source of the information in their reports to make it appear that it came from live informants, the sources said. One source said, however, that he believed that FBI supervisory personel were "aware" that information was coming from taps but did nothing about it. (Turn to Page 7A, Col. 1) Resting Well LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - As Pat Nixon fought to recover the wod health she has always prized, former President Richard Nixon said Saturday that he had seen the "fire in her eye that I've seen so often at difficult times in the past." Nixon, his spirits obviously buoyed after visiting with Mrs. Nixon, talked to reporters for about 10 minutes and was friendly and responsive, answering all questions put to him. However, Mrs. Nixon still was listed in serious condition as a result of the partially paralyzing stroke she suffered Wednesday. Nixon said Mrs. Nixon had been touched by the good wishes she had received by telephone and wire from leaders all over the world. But she was most deeply moved by letters and greetings from Americans she dges not know, he said. The former first lady rested comfortably during the night, a hospital spokesman said. NEWPORT, R.I. (API-President Ford confirmed Saturday what he called the "unjustified and unwarranted execution" of American mercenary Daniel Gearhart and three Britons by the government of Angola. In a statment issued at the dockside where Ford was to go to dinner with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II aboard the royal yacht Britannia, Ford said: "THIS EXECUTION, carried out in defiance of worldwide pleas for a humane commutation of Mr. Gearhart's sentence, will make even more difficult any steps toward the normalization of relations between Angola and the United States." Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, who met Ford at Otis Air Force Base, Mass., to attend the dinner, gave Ford the news of the executions while they flew by helicopter here. Ford "expressed his sincerest condolences" to Gearhart's family, press secretary Ron Nessen told reporters. Ford's statement made no mention of the three British mercenaries who were executed. Aoubt an hour before Ford made his announcement, a State Department source in Washington confirmed that the executions had taken place. Gearhart; a 34-year-old father of four from suburban Kensington, Md., and the three Britons were sentenced to death last month after they went to Angola to fight for pro-Western factions against the victorious Soviet-backed forces in that African nation's civil war. Nine other mercenaries, including two Americans, drew lengthy prison sentences. Angolan President Agostino Neto on Thursday upheld the death sentences, leading President Ford and top British officials to make last-minute appeals to spare the men's lives. Sen. Charles Mc.C Mathias, R-Md., left Friday night for Angola in an attempt to make a personal plea to Neto to let Gearhart live. However, he did not reach Angola before the executions took place. Daniel Gearhart Confirmed Dead Reports of the executions came initially from the British Broadcasting Corp., which quoted the Angolan News Agency, and by a Washington television, who quoted a lawyer for Gearhart. Kissinger told a news conference earlier Saturday that Gearhart's execution would hurt any chance of American aid to Angola or any other improvement in relations. He said that the United States "has made enormous efforts to obtain a reduction in the sentence." But the secretary ruled out any negotiating or payment of ransom in exchange for a sentence reduction. "WE CANNOT PERMIT our basic foreign policy to be dictated on the basis of the lives of individual Americans because this would encourage the taking of Americans as prisoners around the world," he said. (Turn to Page 3A, Col. 1) Carter Forecasts United Campaign MILITANT ANTIWAR activists at Queens College in New York City were one target of illegal and unauthorized electronic surveillance, these sources said. darence M. Kelley, director of the FBI, sal in a statement to The New York Tirlfes Saturday that he had "no information indicating that these allegations are true." "However," he continued, "as in all allegations by bureau employes, this will be looked into and if evidence is found to substantiate the allegations, actions will NEW YORK (AP) - Jimmy'Cartef came to New York on Saturday to claim the Democratic presidential nomination as his prize, and forecast a united campaign drive against "a dead duck, lame duck" Republican administration. Beaming his trademark smile, the former Georgia governor took the cheers of a crowd that filled Seventh Avenue in front of the Americana Hotel, and spilled down the block in both directions. He toyed with the audience about the only question yet to be answered at the ROCKEFELLER $45,000 of Candidate's Own Money Given in Logan County By Thomas A. Knight John D. Rockefeller IV personally contributed $50,000 during the recent election campaign to the support of candidates running with his backing at the local level. Nearly all of it~$45,000--was given by Rockefeller to candidates in Logan County, possibly the most contested county in West Virginia's May 11 gubernatorial primary election. Additionally, Rockefeller's wife, Sharon, gave another $5,000 to a Logan County candidate. The $45,000 was used by Logan candidates for election day spending with the same precinct captains already hired by the Rockefeller county organization. The effect was to nearly double Rockefeller's total Logan election spending as reported by the Democratic nominee in financial statements filed with the secretary of state. And it more than Knight doubled what those reports said was the amount of Rockefeller money paid to election day precinct workers in that county. None of what he gave to local candidates was reported by Rockefeller in his statewide election financial statements which said he spent a total of $48,000 in Logan County. The contributions, though, were reported at the county or state level by most--but'not all--the candidates to whom he gave the money. "' First of a Series John D. Rockefeller IV $45,000 for Logan THERE IS NO indication, however, that Rockefeller's private giving of money without disclosing the contributions on his state financial report was in any way in violation of West Virginia's election campaign financing law. This is the position of both Rockefeller's campaign organization and Secretary of State James McCartney, West Virginia's chief election officer. McCartney said state law didn't require Rockefeller to report what he personally gave other can- didates, but that those who received his money needed to include his contributions in their financial statements. In all, Rockefeller and his wife put $93,000, not $48,000, into Logan County during the primary campaign--$60,500 of which was spent on election day activities for the county's 52 precincts. Rockefeller's committee reports indicate only $15,500 was spent for these purposes in Logan on election day. These and other facets of the highly successful Rockefeller campaign were turned up during a month-long investigation.-The investigation focused exclusively on Rockefeller as the campaign's victor. Among those questioned were state and county officials of the Rockefeller organization, precinct captains and workers, and supporters of Rockefeller's chief opposition, James Sprouse. Often those interviewed refused to answer questions without first being guaranteed anonymity because of the political and legal sensitivity of the subject matter. Rockefeller effectively refused to be questioned about his campaign financing. Instead he directed all inquiries to his campaign manager, Charleston lawyer Eugene Hoyer. , When Rockefeller's staff was asked in early June to arrange an interview with the candidate they reported that he would be out of the city that week, possibly the next, maybe two or three weeks, and that perhaps no interview could be given until after the Democratic National Convention. (Turn to Page 3A, Col. 1) Related Storiei on Pages 64, ISA and IB Democratic National Convention: his choice of a partner for the Democratic ticket. "I would like to announce my own personal choice for vice president," Carter said, and paused, smiling, while the crowd cheered and shouted suggestions for second spot on the ticket, "as soon as I'm sure who the choice for president is going to be." * THAT CHOICE has been made, and the last act of Carter's long quest for nomination was clouded by nothing more substantial than the vestiges of defeated rival candidacies. As normally contentious Democrats prepared for Monday's opening of their 1976 national convention, all was placid, with no murmur of dissent. So, on a sunny summer Saturday, Democrats went sightseeing, strolled through Times Square, with its welcoming posters and X-rated movies, and joined in the off- track betting on Carter's vice presidential choice. Aside from that, no surprises were likely, with Carter's nomination assured, the convention platform scripted to his specifications, and no significant challenges on the agenda. But Carter told the crowd, estimated by police at 10,000, that the convention won't be a dull one. "We have the oldest party in the world and it gets better and better with age," he said. Carter said the last time Democrats convened in New York, in 1924, it took them 104 ballots to choose a nominee. Actually, it was 103, before John W. Davis won the nomination. "But this year, I hope to abbreviate that," he said. Carter said New York draws its strength from diversity, "and that's exactly the same source of strength that we enjoy in Spotlight Always on Sunday IB Building News 4C Business News 11D Chess 3B Classified Ads : 7C-14C Columnists 2C-3C Current Affairs 1C Editorials 2C Home, Family 1E-12E Magazine 1M-28M Obituaries... 6C Page Opposite 3C Sports : 1D-9D.12D Travel *..26M-27M YourBridgework SB the Democratic party and in this nation," he said. » HE PROMISED that as president he would seek to deal with the problems of the cities, New York and all the others across America. "I'll guarantee you that if I go to the White House I'll never tell the people of the greatest city in the world to drop dead," he said. That was a jibe at President Ford for his initial opposition to federally guaranteed loans to ward off municipal bankruptcy in the New York * it * financial crisis, a position the President later reversed. He had another slap at the President, too. Carter said Democrats look to the future with confidence. "... The Republican party can't say that because there's not much future in a dead duck, lame duck administration," he said. And he said Democrats will leave New York united for the final campaign to wrest the White House from the Republicans. (Turn to Page 7A, Col. 3) * * * ' Delegates Resigned To IV. Y. Outcome By Harry G. West Virginia's delegation takes off for New York City in a relaxed mood today, satisfied--or resigned, as the case may be--that the main purpose of the Democratic National Convention is already settled, except for the formality of a roll call vote. That roll call will not come u n t i l Wednesday night, but James Earl Carter--the former governor of Georgia and just plain Jimmy to one and all--was already at work on his acceptance speech as the Democratic nominee for president. And, as far as the 33-member West Vir- Accident Kills Fayette Man, 29 SUMMERSVILLE-A 29-year-old Fayette County man was killed early Saturday morning when he was hit by a car while walking along W.Va. 39 south of here. Byron Gale Simms, of Hico was killed outright when he was struck by a car driven by Bill Thomas Jr., 18, also of Hico. A spokesman for the Nicholas County sheriff's department said the accident is under investigation. No charges have been filed. Simms was a carpenter and junked automobile dealer. Surviving: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer B. Simms of Hico; brother, Edwin Scott Simms of Hico. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday in White Funeral Home in Summersville with the Rev. Wesley Pennington and the Rev. Lawrence Dorsey officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at Nettie. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Hoffmann ginia delegation is concerned, he has every reason to do so. All of the delegates may not be overjoyed with the prospect of Jimmy Carter as their candidate for president, but they accept his nomination as fact. SOME OF the state's delegates and alternates are already in New York and the remainder of the contingent, many accompanied by their spouses, will fly to Fun City today, most of them on United Airlines flight 796 which leaves Kanawha Airport at 2:50 p.m. The West Virginians will stay at the Americana Hotel, which is also the headquarters hotel of Jimmy Carter. Among them will be gubernatorial nominee John D. Rockefeller IV and his wife Sharon, who passed up the comforts of Jay's parents' home in order to be with the state delegation and, as Sharon put it, to be "where the action is." Sharon, a delegate- at-large, will serve the Carter organization as a "whip" with the West Virginia delegation in Madison Square Garden. (Turn to Page 7A, Col. 1) Charleston. Memphis...

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