Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 24, 1975 · Page 15
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 15

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 24, 1975
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Augu*t24,1975 MostScandal Data Overrated,Baker Says KNOXV1LLE (AP) - Ninety five percent of the documents dealing with the Watergate investigation should never have been classified as "secret" or "top secret." Sen. Howard Baker Jr. R-Tean. said Saturday night. Baker, a member of the Senate Watergate Investigating Committee, told Associated Press broadcasters he had reviewed literally hundreds of Water-related documents that had been placed on the classified list. "It is my opinion that at least 95 per cent of these documents should not have been classified in the first place and that the na- tion's security and foreign politics would not be damaged in any way by disclosure of these documents." Baker said that the nation "must depend upon its free press for identifying and revealing instances of malfeasance, misfeasance or nonfeasance of public trust." "We can expect further national embarrassment and public outrage as the various investigations of the intelligence community proceed." Baker is a member of the Senate panel investigating the Central Intelligence Agency and other such government agencies. Congressional oversight of the executive branch departments and agencies should be strengthened and regulated, he said. "Notwithstanding these needed reforms, however, the press is our last and perhaps best resort against the subversion of our democratic process, he said". "I think we should take particular care to guard against either intentionally or inadvertently hamstringing the effectiveness of our printed press and broadcast media." The senator said publication of the Pentagon Papers enflamed certain elements in the country and urged some to suggest that a curb be placed on "media access to and publication of confidential information." However, events of the past few years have dealt harshly with the concept of secrecy in government, he added. Reunions Hardman - Aug. 31 at Hardman Chapel near Smithville, Ritchie County. Linville - Aug. 31 at Lincoln Hunters' Assn. JCPenney Pictiin 9 Picking his guitar and singing at the Morris Family Oldtime Music Festival at Pipestem is well-known country folk singer John Jackson. The festival began Friday at the Don West farm and will conclude today. It has attracted musicians from several states. (Photo by Judy Galloway) Use of Fatal Drug Called Deliberate Fantastic special buy on this leather- look shirt jacket. special 12.99 (C) JV.Y. Times Service ANN- ARBOR. Mictj.-An official of the Veterans! Administration Hospital here said Saturday that medical investigators had.decided-that someone deliberately injected a paralyzing drug into at least 15 patients, killing at least two of them. Dr. Duane T. Freier. the acting medical chief of staff at the hospital, said the investigators had ruled out "medical coincidence, error and drug contamination." He added that this left the doctors with only one alternative-"that some, perhaps many, of the respiratory arrests were caused by someone with intent." Freier would not say, however, that he considered it to be murder. Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation stood guard Saturday over medical and personnel records, hospital equipment and glassware as the Beared for a possible killer and the scope "of the investigation widened. But V.A. officials in Washington and FBI agents made no statements except that no one had been taken into custody. In the last month, jat least 23 patients suffered heart failure or a stoppage of breathing, and eight of them died. The situation came to a climax on Aug. 15 when seven patients were stricken with attacks of heart and lung failure. » » + AT ONE POINT.doctors and nurses were working on three men at the same time. ' Before the day was ovei, four patients were dead, three others were recovering and hospital officials conceded that there was a possibility that a killer was loose in the hospital wards. The first indication that the heart «nd respiratory failures were deliberaUiy caused came Friday, when laboratory tests showed that at least one solution supposedly containing only dextrose and water had also contained Pavulon, a drug that can cause paralysis and death. Saturday, it was reported that FBI agents were now investigating more than 50 cases of cardiac and pulmonary arrest which occurred in a six-week period begining July 1. In addition to finding traces of Pavulon in the urine of one or more of the patients on the "suspect" list, technicians found traces of another muscle-relaxing drug on the needle end of equipment used for intravenous medication and feeding. Since last weekend, all paralyzing drugs in the hospital have been kept under lock and key. As an additional precaution, only emergency surgery has been performed and new admissions to the hospital have been curtailed. No unexpected respiratory failures have occurred in the hospital since Aug. 15, hospital officials said. The FBI would give no indication as -to when they expected the inquiry into the mysterious attacks to be finished. Our vinyl leather-look shirt jacket is styled for casual wear with shirt collar.ahd flap pockets with snaps. To clean wipe with a damp cloth. I Special 5 pr. ^ 1.99 Now's the time to stock up that sock drawer. Men's Orion* acrylic/ stretch nylon casual socks with reinforced heel for extra wear. A wide selection of colors in stretch size 10 to 13. Boys underwear. National Truck Rodeo Dominated by State Men INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - West Virginia dominated the action as six of the nation's truck drivers took home $1,000 apiece Saturday in winning division titles in the 35th . annual National Truck Roadeo here. The drivers reached the finals by winning state titles and compiling accident- free driving records, for the past year. Second-place winners received $500. Winning the tank truck division was Frank M. Hutton, a driver for Mason Dixon Lines of Hurricane. W. Va. Second,: place was taken by Marlin D. Salyers of Des Moines. Iowa. Three-axle division winner was Michael E. Weaver, an employe of United Dispatch, Ind.. of Parkersburg. W. Va. Second was taken by Roy Southworth of Ashland, Va.. Cletus C. Frank, a' driver for Akers Mo-' tor Lines, Inc.. of Greensboro, N.C.. was named the best straight-truck driver in the country. Phillip M. ; Burger of Bellwood, 111., took second. Roger Bailey, an employe of Consolidated Freightways of'Salt Lake City. Utah, won the twins division. Second place was taken by Henry Fleischman of Walbridge. Ohio. The four-axle truck award went to Robert D. Suck, an employe of Cook Motor Lines. Inc., of Parkersburg, W.Va. Second place went to Teddy A. Green, a driver for Mason and Dixon Ljnes of Fincastle. Va. Glen D. Harris, 'a driver for Chicago- Kansas City Freight-Lines of Leaven- Shrine Circus The 29th annual Beni Kedem Temple Shrine Circus will be at the Charleston Civic Center Oct. 11 through 19. The three day engagement will open with an 8 p.m. performance Oct. 17. Three shows will be given Oct. 18 at 10 a.m.. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. The two final performances will be at 1:45 p.m. and 6 p.m. Oct. 19. , Dewey E. S. Kuhns and C. Leon Mcln- V tosh wilfbe general cochairmen. worth, Kan., took the five axle division. Second was taken by George Compton Jr. of Camp Springs, Md. : The team award went to West Virginia, represented by Suck, Hutton, Weaver. Hamilton A. Morris of Wheeling, and Samuel B. Curry of St: Albans. 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