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GAZETTE - MAII Sunday Morning., September 3, 1972 CITY E D I T I O N STATE FORECAST -- Variable i-ioudiness with chance of showers, ^··ighs expected in the mid-70. Details on Page 2A. W E S T V I R G | N I A T S fill O S T C O M P L E V £, N EW S P A P E* to IT H T W O G R E A T MA G A 2 rN* S A N D |r O RL 0 POWS 3 [/. S. Pilots Due Release By N.Vietnam in Few Weeks : prisoners naa not oeen possible interfering with transport possi-lfor the past three years "be- - P A R I S ^Atr V 1aUl Treuthardt . denied targeting dikes. J. AUKS _ ( AI ) -- Two U.S. antiwar activists an-! Mrs. Weiss said she under- ..ie three men to be rev fi, -u- t """ """· v "- being I'eleaseclj leased are in "good health " iNonn Vietnamese prisoner of war camps. ' She added that the release of linS aC H V f H 31 ; e D( f ld DeU ~ i prisoners had not been possible linger, a defendant in the Chica- " ' - - -- · · · ' go Seven conspiracy trial now under appeal, and Cora Weiss of New York. They are cochairmen of the Committee of Liaison with Families of Servicemen Held in North Vietnam. Earlier in the day a North Viet-; namese broadcast had said the three airmen would be handed bilities. cause of the manner in which ..UUUK u» Liiv ilJ^tiJU\,4. 11J \ V 1UV.11 "So if the Nixon administra-lthe U.S. government has han- lion wants to find one sure way of delaying the release of these three prisoners, it will be the c o n t i n u e d bombing of the dikes/ 1 died previously released men." On each of the three previous occasions in which prisoners were released to the peace movement, she said, "there has Item Veto for Nixon Seen in Ceiling Plan North Vietnam has charged been interference en'route." that U.S. warplanes have been! V\/\fr*Kir*iT ^litmr. «. ._,-. n .-.I.. i _ ' uucc aumeii wuum oe nanaeo mat u.s. warplanes nave been UTT , »· ,, over to a U.S. antiwar group. Itl bombing dikes purposely toL a c i tim , e . u C me " have did not say when or where. j bring on flooding in populated en returned to the military. In o m a s e s contrary to interna- LT. (j.g.) MARKHAM GARTLEY To Be Released areas. The Unitd States POW Move Held Signal For Peace as |tional law, they have been used | to train new pilots to fly bombing raids over Indochina. Each time, men have made favorable remarks upon release and after a stint with the government, changed their tune and made a series of attacks upon the Vietnamese people," Mrs. Weiss said. did not say when or where. The broadcast identified two of the men as Navy lieutenants junior grade, Markham Ligon Gartley, 28, of Dunedin, Fla., and Norris Alphonso Charles, 27, of San Diego, Calif. The third airman was listed as Edward Knight Elias, 34, an Air Force major from Valdosta, Ga., Gartley was captured Aug. 17, j 1968; Charles last Dec. 30. andi Elias last April 20. »» HANOI, North Vietnam-f Ag; MRS. WEISS gave thc follow- A WHITE HOUSE spokesman- 6 n c e France-Pressc)--Thel'ing breakdown of prisoners as said P r e s i d e n t Nixon was!North Vietnamese decision Sat-|the North Vietnamese have in- pleased by the Hanoi announce- 1 urday to free three American I formed them: Between 1964 and ment, which came on the 27thiP ilots to mark the 27th anniver- 1968. 368 prisoners were taken in anniversary of the founding ofl sa O" of independence must be North Vietnam. Nine had been North Vietnam--a national holi-! considoroc l a $ a "goodwill" ges- released, 15 died of wounds day. ; ture, authoritative sources here within a "week or so" of being Dellinger and Mrs. Weiss had'said. captured, and five died of "dis- conferred with the North Viel-j Thc sources pointed out that ^ ase " in camps. Between last namese and Viet Cong peaceilhe longer the war lasts the Decem ber and Aug. 23,1972, "at talks delegations in Paris before!more prisoners there will be :least '' 44 more P' lot s were cap- the announcement came from j and that in this respect the 1 lurecl . for a total of 383 prison- Hanoi, gesture must not be interpreted! (PI _ case . Tunl ( ° PS-_2A,jCol._3) They then met with newsmcnjas a renunciation by Hanoi of ! and reported thai the prisoners its political and military de- 1 ^ would be handed over to their J ~ organization. Mrs. Weiss said in an opening statement: "David Dellinger and I, as cochairmen of the Committee of Liaison, and representing also the People's Coalition for Peace and By Eileen Shanahaii ·t; New York Times Sen-ice this program because it was one he had studied in detail. Ha might favor a different "Great Society" program for climina- WASHINGTON--A top administration official has disclosed lion ifc lic wcrc equally well informed about something else, ho privately that many of the "Great Society" programs started s a i d in the 1960s would be cut back or eliminated if Congress Evcn lll ° one-half of 1 per cent figure overstates the success enacts the ceiling on federal spending that P.-esidenl Nixon ° c thc manpower programs, according to Walker, because it It-,-, i i ° * : 1.- t - J i . "- has asked. The disciosm-e came from Chads E. Walker, deputy secretary of the Treasury, in remarks to a private meeting of the Executive Committee of the American Bankers Assn. includes thc persons who arc actually in thc training program at any given time. Nixon has asked that a spending ceiling of S250 billion be enacted for the current fiscal year, which began July I. That is Walker also told the bankers that thc spending ceiling would the a m o u n t t h a l tnc administration estimated would actually be amount to a "retroactive item veto" for the President. He spent this - vear ' ns of llle cnci of Jllnc - Bul Congress has already passed several bills that would increase thc figure, and more arc pending. IF CONGRESS approved the spending ceiling in the form requested by the President, they would turn over to him the said that some other administration officials, notably Caspar W. Weinberger, director of the Office of Management and Budget, objected to his use of that term, but that he felt is was accurate. GFKAI u G \KTLEY Joyous Congress has always refused to give the item veto power to au(llcrit . v to decide which programs should be cut to keep the the President because it feels that it would impair the power government within the ceiling. Congress has always been reluct- of Congress to control spending. ant to m a k e such decisions itself, once it has passed thc appro- THE ITEM VETO would permit the President to disapprove P riation s bills. selected items in an appropriation bill. Such a bill generally Walker told the bankers that it was "a myth"' that it was covers spending for one or more entire governmental depart- im P° ssi hlc to cut thc budget because so large a part of it re- ments and, at present, the President must either approve or P rescnt ed uncontrollable expenditures, such as interest on the veto the entire bill. Many state governors have the item vein Public debt, or payment of Social Security benefits. He said he had found $45 billion worth of programs outside these uncontrollable areas and defense. He saki he believed the heads of the agencies who administered many of thc programs he would like to cut would "welcome the reductions.'' "They know thc programs arc not working but they're on the statute books so what can thc department heads do?" he asked. He said there were programs in the housing and health area that he also felt were ripe for cutbacks, in addition to the manpower training programs. Walker explained Saturday that he felt it was urgent to get the budget under control because "we could be back in demand-pull i n f l a t i o n in 12 to 18 months if we don't pet the budget back in ·i:io with the economy's ability to handle it." power. Walker spoke to the bankers' group 10 days ago. Saturday in a telephone interview from Graham, Tex., where he is spending the weekend, he confirmed the accuracy of the report of bis remarks that was obtained from one of the men wlx) attended the ABA meeting. Walker said in his speech that his favorite candidate for elimination would be the government's manpower training programs. He said they had cost the taxpayers about $40 billion since they began in 1961, were budgeted for $4 billion this year, and had succeeded in reducing the unemployment rate by less than one-half of 1 per cent, a figure that represents 400,000 persons. In the interview Saturday. Walker said he bad sinclcd out mands. Thc Army statement Saturday announcing the gesture was accompanied by a foreign ministry statement saying release of all U. S. prisoners dc- and pcnded on thc United States Justice, will escort the men acceptance of the South Viet- home in a matter of weeks. We nam Provisional Revolution- are needless to say honored and| ary Government's (Viet Cong) joyous for the men and their; seven-point peace plan. ; families." I The foreign ministry state-j "We hope thc men will not lament also said that no solution! kidnaped by the military en j was possible without cessation; route," Dellinger said, adding of hostilities, withdrawal of all: that the men were to be turned forms of American presence in 1 over directly to their families. Vietnam and an end to Washing- 1 Mrs. Weiss claimed there was)ton's support of the Saigon re-j U.S. government "interference"igime. i with nine servicemen previously!" North Vietnamese circles re-j released and that they were called that the first point of the Viet Cong peace plan says that , - ,,. ~ · the date that the United States! Nortn Vietnam and planning'proposes for withdrawal from! raids there. Vietnam will also be the date oiv "The net result of that behav- which all the prisoners are lor was the complete suspension freed. : ef releases," she said. . ». *· I SOME TWO weeks ago ob- DLLUNGER SAID the re-jservers here wrote that to "un- 1 lease date of the three menjblock" the impasse of the offi-' ·could be delayed by the dangerjcial and secret negotiations in 1 of floods m North Vietnam",(Please Turn to Pg. 2A, Col ·)[ returned to military duties including training pilots to bomb Tliis Week Serenade Power Ed Mitchell is a statehouse employe who carries more to work than his lunch bag. Would you believe bagpipes? After dining on the Kanawha riverbank in front of the capilol, Ed exercises his lungs by playing his bagpipes. He's also there early in the morning 'piping along. A bit of Scottish highlands in West Virginia's hills? Reporter Sam Hindman has the story for Daily Mail readers this week. Don't Know just What to Say to Him' ,,T T ] ie Associated Press [say to him when we meet," said "I don't know just what I'll'oiga Charles, wife of one of three American prisoners of \TCr thc North Vietnamese say they will release. "Maybe we'll just hug each other for a long time without saying anything." Navy L'.. (.i.g.j Norris A. Charles. 27, of San Diego. Calif., a radio intercept officer, was captured after his plane was shot, clown Doc. 30, 1971. Hanoi's official Vietnam News Agency reported Saturday that North Vietnam in the near future wi!l relsass Charles and two other airmen. Navy Lt. (j.g.) Markham L. Gartley, 28, of Dunedin. Fla., and Air Force Maj. Edward K. Elias, 34, of Valdosta, Ga. The time or place of the release was not given. But Mrs. Charles said she was told by Cora Weiss, cochairman | of the Committee of Liaison With Families of Servicemen Held in North Vietnam, that her husband would be home in a few weeks. The committee is an antiwar group based in New York City. Mrs. Charles, mother of a 3-year-old daughter, Kirsten, added, "They're getting my husband home. That's all I want- MAJ. EDWARD ELIAS To Be Released County government. It's antiquated, short on money and power and it's too political. Maybe it should be abolished. Maybe that's an extreme suggestion. "County Government Power," a 24-part scries by John G. Morgan examines the problem in depth, beginning Monday. 'Bottom Ten' linage Jay Rockefeller said in Huntington last week that the national press pays more attention to him than the state press. If so, what is the national press saying about him and West Virginia? Reporter Richard Grimes has researched this question and it shows how much national coverage has been directed Rockefeller's way and in what light West Virginia's image has been cast as a result. An interesting story you won't want to miss. Baseball/Football With the Charlies in their last home stand and with West Virginia's Mountaineers opening their football season Saturday against Villanova, not to mention the International League playoffs, high school and other college games, it's going to be a busy week for Sports Editor Bill Smith and his crew. Where the action is, you'll find-us! 0fmrle£fon paihj Iflail Steve Harvey may be among the top 10 sports columnists with his "The Bottom Ten." What is "The Bottom Ten"? It's a funny feature that draws applause and threats as Harvey chooses the "most highly unregarded teams in the country." It begins Tuesday in the Gazette. Pick On! Gazette sports writers are getting out the slide rules again this week to prepare their "Fearless Forecasts" on state high school football games. Some of them are wondering where they went wrong last week--like the writer who saw one of his picks beaten by 48-7. Pick on! China The results of a 40-day journey through the valleys of the Yellow River ("China's Sorrow") and the mighty Yangtze by Pulitzer Prize-winner Barbara W. Tuchman will be available to our readers. Mrs. Tuchman was accompanied by her daughter Alma and her remarkable series describes what she regards as the truly revolutionary changes she noted in thc land she last visited 40 years ago. With China's 800 million people and her role in tlie modern world, you won't want to miss this important comment starting Monday in The Charleston Gazette The State Newspaper ed." »- "I'M SO happy," said Georgia Elias, whose husband was cap(Please Turn to Pg. 2A, Col. 1) WAITING FOR DADDY TO COME HOME o-Yeav-Old Michael Elias and His Mother Labor Target of Chamber Resolutions R V l^/i\vawl Pn/*l» C /»/\ll£w^i itr/i K n Y T T O t n l n f T \\\f vMi1-\1i/i A »-.*-!t*,-. 1 · 4 inn .-in! 1.-».-] t·»-,,-,n f Iw\ T., ,, .. ~t i .. . . . i . . . · . By Edward Pecks WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS --The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce threw some bricks and bouquets by way of resolutions at the three-day annual meeting that closed Saturday in Ihe Greenbricr Hotel. Organized labor was the tar- got of a series of rcsolutionsl ·anging from opposition to 1 collective bargaining by public A resolution called upon the In another resolution. n a n o e r r e s o u t o n , me presented at f employes to approval of right tojNational Labor Relations Board chamber called upon lav/makers a rock com- work laws. ito enforce laws administered by'CPIcaso Turn to P«. 2.A. Col. 5) Revelation-; " - ' - ·-- ' .Cabin Creek Man Is Killed iBv Coal Train i 1 A 91-year-old man. whose ! hearing had dulled with age, I'.vas struck from behind and , killed noar here Saturday by a (CO Railway coal (rain. ! The victim was identified by .-stale police as Ernest Leonard 'Tucker, a retired coal miner from Cabin Creek. i Troopers D. M. Caldwell and J. C. Johnson quoted engineer S. i\V. Lcftwich of Hansford that Tucker was .-truck as the train .traveled eastward on the tracks near Coalburg abnul i : l f ! p.m. IJ-:i-'T\'.!' !1 S\J!) !;-? train w;is tiavclir-a betwcrn :!0 and 155 milcs-pcr-h:;ur wlicn he spotted Tucker slowly walking along the tracks before him. 1 "I blew the whistle, rang the bell and hit the brakes hard." jLeflwich related. "The old man · never looked around. He obviously couldn't hear thc train coming up behind him." Kaiiawha Due Mississippi Look A scene iike something from 'Mark Twain's "Life on the Mississippi" will be enacted today on the banks of the Kanawha Kiver with the city's second annual stennvhccl Regatta. A 17-boat parade will begin th e clay's activities at 1:30 p.m. The heat races, in which 10 boats will compete, will start about -:·'·'! p.m. Thj race course will begin at the Kanawha City- Bridge and end at the South Side Bridge. A fireworks display w i l l be the presented at 9 p.m., followed by concert featuring the The chamber praised thejthe agency. "We strongly be- Moore administration for prog-lieve that violence, vandalism ress in highway construction. It j and harrassmcnt accompanying also commended its executive!labor disputes, must not be tol- vice president, John Kurd, forjerated," the chamber said, making chamber views better! »· known on matters before the 1 THE GROUP asked that fed-: legislature and other public bod-;eral antitrust laws be extended! ics. to labor organizations and dial Female Chauvinist 6 Horse' Wipes Out Tigs' on Dogs " X T I V X i r V/~\T31." , 4 rn X T .. 1 1 i «.-, . , . .^"-- to labor organizations and that j a slop be put to the use of union jdues for political purposes' i which lack the sympathy and support of the rank and file. "We believe t h a t collective ^s ^j bargaining with lalxir organiza- NEW YORK -- (AP) -- Nathan's 23rd annual hot dog--cat- lions of public employes and ing contest scparaled Ihe women from the boys at Coney Island strikes by public employes arc Saturday. The woman went to the top. critically inimical to the public "I can't believe I ate that whole thing,'' said the winner, a 105-pound brunette, after she finished 12 seven-inch hot dogs in five minutes--rolls and all. Eighteen-year-old Meldoy Andorfer, of Astoria, Queens, who belongs to the National Organization for Women and several other liberation groups, drank three large colas with her male runnerup after she beat seven other women and eighl men in the contest. Then shr had a sandwich for lunch. The runnerup, 260-pound Gary Silvciman. 19. Brooklyn, asked interest." the chamber said. East Side Mem ShoL Killed An East Side man was shot and killed Saturday night. Charleston police ?nkl. Police teniativciv identified K i r l i m n n i l //" Highway 10... 1/o.srojr to Leningrad . ' j ' ·· ------ i 'iin~v n . m « u i \ v . ' l u i i i i . u n i the winner for a date after he managed to devour 10 hot dogs the man as Brother Morris of during the event. McCormick .Street. U' to Miss Andorfer. who said she did not feel queasy after the The man was taken contest, asserted she had ham and eggs, coffee, and orange juice Charleston General Hospital for breakfast. .about 10 p.m. whore he died in Asked vhy she entered the contest, Miss Andorfer said, "I'm hc emergency room, a hospital determined not to let those male chauvinist pigs dominate us s P° kcsman said any loneei " ' . , .. . Exact cause of the shooting is unknown. Charleston citv police ' ,,,. ,, , . ,.. ,. . , . u n n o w n . a r e s o n c v p o c e I m a l for women s lib, said thc defeated Silvcrman, "but are continuing their invo'siit-a- wv r*atc liL-rt i li/M-prt .. n s she eats tion. 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