Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 24, 1975 · Page 21
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 21

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 24, 1975
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August 24,1975 Putnam Group Opposing Plans For 5-Doctor Health Facility Gotchya! The silhouetted figure appears lo be reaching out for the youngster shooting a basket in the center background during the Appalachian Peoples Festival Saturday at Camp Virgil Tate. The festival, which is being presented by the John Henry Memorial Foundation, concludes today. It's a mountain gathering to celebrate the many aspects of Appalachian life. (Staff Photo by Lawrence Pierce) Two-Thirds in Clemency Job Program No Longer Around By Kay Mkhael HURRICANE - A group of Putnam County residents is organizing to resist plans for a five-physician primary health facility in Teays Valley- Mary Hodges, spokeswoman for the group, said Saturday the proposal "'is no more than a $714.000 tax ripoff for five physicians to have a lavish office building and set their own fees and operate their business from nine to five." The facility, sponsored by Thomas Memorial Hospital, is to be financed through a $374.000 Hill-Burton grant, a $214.202 Appalachian Regional Commission grant and a Hill-Burton-guaranteed loan of $142,802. * * * ORIGINALLY, Mrs. Hodges said, the plan called for a 24-hour emergency clinic and health center. Now, she said, he project involves a five-physician primary health care facility with basic X rays and a laboratory. She said she regards it as "a $714.000 tax bite for five physicians who should be supplying their own office space as our doctors in Putnam County have. done. Our physicians, at their own expense, are now supplying us with two examining rooms, laboratory facilities, minor office surgery and minor X ray. "It isn't to be denied that more doctors are needed in Putnam County. But more people from outlying areas who now doctor in Huntington, Point Pleasant and so on will be misled to believe that this is a clinic facility . . . "What the county really needs is a 24-hour emergency clinic and health center to be utilized by all Putnam County residents instead of a tax-built and tax-op- · erated glorified office building." Charles Farley, a member of the Putnam County Court, said county commissioners would have preferred a 24-hour facility. + * * HOWEVER, HE SAID, the f u n d i n g wasn't available and the best the county can do is hope the smaller facility will develop into a hospital. He said the commission doesn't yet have decision to buy it has been made. Farley said Mrs. Hodges. Dr. Sam Henson, Dr. Robert Skaff, Oshel Craigo of Putnam County and a lawyer from Kanawha County visited commissioners Wednesday evening "and indicated their plans to build a private venture of their own. "If they could give the county a 24-hour emergency room-type facility and eventually a hospital in this county. I'd say 'Bless them.' "But they indicated to us they were only going for a clinic. "It's been our hope all along that a clinic with an emergency room facility would eventually grow into a hospital. "But the funding agencies won't fund a hospital at this time. It's been our opinion to go to a 24-hour emergency room service with the hope of getting something later -like a hospital." Search for Hoffa Seen As ''Getting Nowhere'' (C) Nete York Times Service DETROIT-The search for missing ex- Teamsters boss James R. Hoffa is "gel- ting nowhere," one of the men investigating his disappearance said Saturday. Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other investigators are "just plowing old ground," he said. Hoffa vanished Wednesday, July 30, form a busy parking lot in suburban Detroit. He had told his wife he yas having lunch with three men connected with organized crime. This week, FBI agents were back questioning people they had questioned shortly after the Bureau entered the case on Aug. 4. A Washington official close to the investigation said that the FBI believed that Hoffa was led into a trap and murdered and his body hidden. Several organized crime expert have said.that hoodlums with close lies lo Ihe Teamsters Union are believed to have murdered Hoffa because of his announced intention of trying to regain control of the rich and powerful labor organization. Persons and businesses with organized crime links have borrowed large sums from the Teamsters pension fund in recent years. Hoffa was prevented from taking part in an option on the Teays Valley land and no .union politics under terms of a pardon granted to him by ex-Presidenl Nixon. Hoffa had been serving a federal prison sentence for jury lamperingand exlorlion. Although the Hoffa family still expressed confidence publicaly that Hoffa is alive and will return, most of his close friends and acquaintances are now convinced llial he is dead. The FBI source said llial the investigation into Hoffa's disappearance is still being hampered by false leads given to agents by sources hoping to collect more than $200,000 in rewards posted by the family and others. Ice Cream Maker Sought for Show Sponsors of the Capitol City Arts and Crafts Show are looking for exhibitors who specialize in making hand-cranked ice cream. Bill Lanyi, cochairman of the show, said he has an exhibitor lined up who will be baking homemade breads. "And," he said, "We'd like to have one that offers homemade ice cream the good, old-fashioned way. The show, sponsored by the Kanawha City Lions Club, will be Nov. 14 through 16 in the Charleston Civic Center. WASHINGTON (AP) - Two-thirds of the deserters who joined President Ford's clemency job program have dropped out, been kicked out, or processed out by the military without reporting for jobs, and will escape punishment without completing their assigned work. Of the 4.503 deserters who joined the program. 2.035 have either dropped out or been kicked out. the Selective Service says. Another 1,000 men processed out by the military never reported for jobs at all, the Defense Department says. The 2,035 dropout* and kick-outs and the 1,000 no-shows are no longer under military control because they were given discharges, and this will enable them to c«- cape punishment for desertion withou' completing the work they were assigned under the program. Alioto Dismisses Move To Amend S.F. Charter SAN FRANCISCO W - Mayor Joseph Alioto vetoed a move Saturday by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to amend the city charter to strip police and firemen of their special pay raises in the wake of last week's strike. Meanwhile, citizens' groups said they might sue to block the strike's money settlement which Alioto imposed through an emergency proclamation last Thursday. "I respectfully suggest to you that punitive legislation in your present frame of mind will not serve the interests of stability in San Francisco," Alioto said in his letter vetoing an ordinance by the board which would allow them to place charter amendments on the November ballot, even though the normal deadline has passed. Alioto had overruled the supervisors lo I sure I kneuJ 1 grant the 13 per cent wage increase sought by the strikers. In his letter, the mayor said he assumed the board will probably override his veto out of a "need for personal catharsis." Board members are considering several amendments for the November ballot in an effort to reclaim the authority they feel Alioto usurped when he suspended the city charter Thursday. One amendment calls for removing the formula by which San Francisco has traditionally paid its police and firemen at the same rate as the highest-paying communities in California. . Other proposed amendments would prohibit the mayor from using emergency powers to grant salary increases and would make any policeman or fireman wh strikes subject to automatic dismissal. Another 7,000 deserters never tried to get into the program. These constitute many of those who fled the country and still could be punished if apprehended. Selective Service officials, in response to Associated Press inquiries, said the 2.035 "were terminated for nonperformance. for lack of cooperation and because they chose not to fulfill their agreements in many cases." Some with families dropped out because they couldn't make a go of it on the low pay. "Even though we didn't get the numbers we anticipated, President Ford has attained more of his initial goal than lots of people give him credit for," says draft director Byron V. Pepitone. * In addition to unpunished deserters, the clemency program is for men convicted of draft dodging or being punished for desertion, and for unconvicted draft dodgers as well. Of the 5,355 men processed so far in the three-part program, 2,879 have taken jobs. Unpunished deserters were handled by the Defense Department; unpunished draft dodgers by the Justice Department. Both of these parts of the program have been completed. But men convicted of draft dodging or being punished for desertion are handled by the Presidential Clemency Board, and its part of the program is still unfinished. Of all three parts of the program, the Clemency Board has had the most applicants -- 2LOOO in all. It has until Sept. 15 to complete its work. 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