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Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, September 3, 1972
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8A--S«pt. 3, 1972 'Sunday GiuetteMail Ctwrlttton, W«t Vlralnli MINISTER TAKES JESUS TO JOCKEYS By Earl Josiah MIAMI. Fla.--w^-Harry the Horse and Nicely Nicely John- might have winced at thej Florida Race Track Hires Full-Time Chaplain mer Hallandale, Fla., race son thought but Florida's Calderl Race Track has a full-time chaplain who aims to bring jtheran "peace and contentment" toj racing's guys and dolls. JO T'paplipr "They accused Jesus of beingjTM ·*· CctL/llC/1 with the publicans and sinners," the Rev. Cliff Hoolsema said Saturday. "So I don't mind if! they accuse me of doing the same thing." The 52-year-old Baptist minister who says he has never bet horse in his life, was busy inspecting his new parish, greeting stablehands and jockeys at the track which is open throughout the year. - Unlike writer Damon Runyon's heroine in "Guys and Dolls" who spent her time trying to reform gamblers such as Harry the Horse and Nicely Nicely Johnson, the Rev. Mr. Hoolsema says his mission is to counsel "the real losers" -- the more than 1,000 employes who live and work at the track -not the racing fans who bet on the horses. S T A R T I N G MONDAY the minister will hold weekly serv- icts in the track's laundry until a permanent chapel is built. "My aim is to bring contentment, peace and Christ to the people," he said. "I am not going to condemn the people for what they do here. I am going to help them when they fall." Mr. Hoolsema said many people who live at the track "have all sorts of problems -- with drugs, alcohol and their family. exercise boy Horace "Salty" Roberts and retired Lu- minister, Dr. Edgar eacher Groups Paint Grim Picture WASHINGTON-UB-Both the National Education Assn. anc the AFL-CIO American Federation of Teachers painted grim pictures for teachers and school districts on the eve of general school openings for 46 mMon youngsters in public schools. Both organizations referred to work stoppages where schools already have opened and said there are many districts where contract differences have not seen settled. Teachers in New York, Philadelphia, Detroit and 35 smaller school districts represented by AFT have not reached contract agreements, according to AFT president David Selden. In a press statement, Selden said "The beginning of the cur- ·ent school year brings home to teachers the effects of the eco- lomic policies announced by the Homrighausen of Miami. ,cials "set out to build the finest: Roberts says he began read- an d mos t complete track in the! Sft,ite*!"5 * SlTSEL* country . . . and this is Heights Baptist church here to become chaplain at Calder. The middle-class area is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of Calder. But the minister says drinking and marital problems then found himself helping other track hands with their personal problems. Calder's general manager Elmer F. Vickers said track offi- phase, perhaps the most important phase, of that kind of operation." The Rev. Hoolsema resigned as minister at the North Dade . . he doesn t mma. one He plans to spend time at the track watching the horses run and perhaps counseling a few patrons who might welcome a little religion after a bad day's gambling. administration just before :he opening of the past school year when teachers were sin- jeld out for special economic abuse." The AFT, for the first time in ts history, endorsed a presiden- They need a friend and some tial candidate and pledged sort of crutch to lean on. I want to be that friend and crutch." The minister's appointment the first of its kind -- -- RACE TRACK REVEREND TALKS TO THOROUGHBRED Cliff Hoolsema Is Calder Race Track Chaplain was announced Friday by the Race Track Chaplaincy of America, started five years ago by for- ZALES RINGS REFLECT YOUR YOUNG LIFESTYLE First Promise diamond ring, 14Karatgold. Petite styling. $ 19' Student Accounts Invited ZALES JfWiLIKI Vfe've got the whole world working for you. I 7 jvc convenient wjy» to bur: ' CONFLICT? J. S. Officials Taking Foreign Jobs Questioned Use Want Ads. Dial 348-4848 By Don Kendall WASHINGTON--(.1i--The two top men in the Agriculture Department during the Johnson administration took jobs having foreign connections after leaving office, but no move was made to investigate possible conflicts of interest. Government sources said Saturday former Agriculture Secretary Orville L. Freeman "raised eyebrows" among some government officials when he announced on Oct. 3, 1968--more than three months before leaving office--that he would become president of a management service, EDP Technology International, Inc. Federal conflict of interest laws bar a former government official for one year from acting on jehalf of foreign interests before agencies under his control. Also, former Undersecretary of Agriculture John A. Schnitter in July. 1970. took a special consultant job with the Cana- he said came 18 months after ORVILLE FREEMAN Raises Eyebrows leaving his USDA post. ACTION'S of at last two former Agriculture Department employes who quit this summer a little short on the long green? NEW SUPER PREFERED RATES FOR QUALIFIED HOME OWNERS 1st and 2nd MORTGAGE LOANS 48 MONTHS AMOUNT TO FINANCE 3,000 5,000 8,000 MONTHLY PAYMENT 76.25 127.08 TOTAL PAYMENT 3.660.00 6.099.84 203.33 9,759.84 ANNUAL B? 1 TM 1 10.11% 60 MONTHS MONTHL* PAYMENT 63.75 106.25 TOTAL REPAYMENT 3,825.00 6,375.00 170.00 j 10,200.00 10.01% 84 MONTHS MONTHLY PAYMENT 49.46 82.44 131.90 TOTAL REPAYMENT 4,154.64 6,924.96 11,079.60 9.78% · A B O V f COISNOT INCIUOI INSURANCE OPEN MON. THRU WED. 9-4 THURS.9T07-FRI. 9-4 CLOSED SAT. CALL 744-1307 or ifopin our office soon 7th AVENUE ond "D" STREET So. Chorlesron, W.Va, AND LOAN COMPANY $250,000 to the McGovern-Shriver democratic ticket. The NEA, commenting on work stoppages in schools which opened early, said there have been 25 strikes in six states bu eight of 11 in Illinois have been settled. Pennsylvania had 9 Michigan 2, Wisconsin, Colora do. and Tennessee one each. The NEA announcement saic the strikes resulted from what it called "the take-it-or-leave-it attitude by school boards" to demands of teachers for smaller class size, a role in decision- making, job security, working conditions and higher salaries. Fayette, Clay Bookmobile Visits Set Bookmobile visits for Fayette and Clay counties have been announced for this week. Stops include: Fayette--Tuesday, Powellton, 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.; Kimberly. 11 to 11:45 a.m.; Deep Water, noon to 12:30 p.m.; Robson post office, 1 to 1:30 p.m.; Beards Fork, 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Rosedale, 11 a.m. io noon; Harlem Heights, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Boomer, 10 a.m. to noon; Charlton Heights. 12:30 to 2 p.m.; Falls View, 2:10 to 3:3C p.m. Friday, Smithers, 9:45 to lij a.m. Our bowling ball sale strikes again OPEN Labor Day 9:30 'til 5. Tuesday 9:30 'til 9. Sale 15" Reg. 19.99. Personal 300 black rubber bowling ball. Made expressly for JCPenney by Ebonite. Meets or exceeds all American Bowling Congress specifications. Hard rubber is scratch, dust resistant. Specific top weights for better control. 10, 12, 14, 15 and 16 ib. weights. Sate 17" Reg. 22.99. Personal 300 plastic bowling ball. Available in ocean blue, sierra green, desert tan, wild plum. Made by Ebonite for Penneys. Meets or exceeds all American Bowling Congress speciafications. In 10, 12, 14 or 1 6 Ib weights. Sate Reg. 9.99 Don Carter ball 'n shoe bowling bag. Has metal ball rack which divides bag. Color of black or brown. JCPenney We know what you're looking for. CHARGE IT! Shop Penneys, Capitol it Wishmtton- Monday and Friday 9:30 'til 9. Other weekdays 9:30115 to work for the private grain I trade in connection with huge i grain sales to the Soviet Union were referred last week to the I Justice Department for investigation. I The Agriculture Department referred the cases to justice following letters from a consumer's attorney, Richard A. Frank of the Center for Law and Social Policy, who raised questions centering or. federal conflict of interest laws and regulations. Frank named former Assist- j a n t Secretary Clarence D. iPalmby and former head of the i Export Marketing Service, Clif- iford G. Puivermacher. The two jquit their department posts last jJune, shortly before huge grain !sales to the Soviet Union-were made public. i The sales, mostly wheal, are estimated to total $1 billion during the first year of transactions. Palmby went to work for i Continental Grain Co., and Pui- vermacher joined Bunge Inc. Both firms, based in New York,! are engaged in the Russian ($) sales. FREEMAN, who later quit his job with EDP International, now heads Business International Corp. of New York. The office said Freeman currently is touring the Far East. Schnitlker, a farm economist who taught at Kansas State Uni-j versity for a year before taking! the Canadian job, now heads hisi own ccnnnmic consulting firm here. Most clients are "food and! agribusiness" people, he saiH j The Canadian assignment,! Schnittkcr said in an interview.! "had l i t e r a l l y nolhinG lo do" with t h e United States. Specifi-l cally. he said the job was with the-Canadian Wheat Board and involved a study of internal and] external systems for marketing' :grain. j Asked if he had any thoughts; , about possible conflict of interst! when he took the Canadian job,! Schnittker said, "I'm as clean; as a hound's tooth." "It. may be the thought occurred to me," Schnittker said, "but I ceratinly did not consult anybody. First of all, it was a lone time after leaving the government, and secondly I was not in any way making representations before agencies of the U.S. government." JUPITER DISCOUNT STORE COINC OUT Of BUSINESS SAll IAST CHANCE EVERYTHING MUST GO ALL MERCHANDISE I OFF THE PRICE MARKED ON EACH ITEM OPEN LABOR DAY 10 A.M.-3 P.M. 223 CAPITOL ST. DOWNTOWN 0«N TUES. NIGHT FRI. KICHT UNTIL 9 P.M.

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