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GAZETTE-MAIL Sunday Morning, July 18, 1976 CITY EDITION WEATHER otlTLOOK-Sunny today, with hjghs in the upper 70s. Lows in the 50s. Details on Page 6A. 35 cents f W O «K*AT M A G A Z I N E S AND W O R L D ' S Sift ,, ,, »,,,*,, , Name May Aid Hunt ··".. « For 3 Kidnapers By Linda Deutsch -APWirephoto U.S. Favors Motor Convoy In Evacuation By Biron Reppert WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials preparing plans for a second evacuation of Americans from strife-torn Beirut favor using a motor convoy overland to Syria, State Department sources said Saturday. Related Storiei on Page HE However, if warring forces in Lebanon are unable to assure protection for the road convoy, the United States may resort to a sea operation similar to the first evacuation last month, which involved sending in a naval amphibious craft. The sources stressed that no final decision is expected until shortly before the start of the operation early Tuesday. "If we can do it by land, we're going to do it by land," one source said. "If that's too dangerous, they'll have to go the other route, like they did last time." ^ MEANWHILE, Syrian tanks were reported on Saturday to be pounding Palestinian guerrilla strongholds in northern Lebanon, while Christians said their forces launched a renewed assault on a strategic Palestinian camp in eastern Beirut. U.S. officials cautioned that Christian forces appear to be ready for a heavy attack against the Moslem-held sector of Beirut, where the American embassy is located. In Beirut, the U.S. embassy issued a statement saying its staff would be reduced to a "bare minimum" and strongly urging all Americans to leave Lebanon. An estimated 1,000 Americans are still registered as residing in Lebanon, but most of them were born in the country and hold dual citizenship, officials said. They added that many have left without informing the embassy. U.S. officials said the embassy's staff would be cut from 36 down to 10 or 15. Before the Lebanese civil war began in April . 1975, its work force numbered about 200. (Turn to Page 6A, Col. 5) Police, FBI Agents Work Around 'Burial Site' in California Victims of Kidnap Were Apparently Left for Dead Inside Buried Truck Amin 'Pressured' To Avenge Raid NAIROBI, Kenya (AP)-A Ugandan military spokesman was quoted by the official radio Saturday as saying President Idi Amin was under pressure to avenge the July 4 Israeli commando raid on Entebbe Airport by striking against Kenya. Amin has accused Kenya of collusion with Israel in the raid that freed more than 100 hostages held at Entebbe by pro- Palestinian guerrillas. Kenya has denied the charge, but relations between the two countries remain tense and each has accused the other in the past week of beefing up their military forces along the border. The official Ugandan radio quoted the spokesman, widely believed to be Amin himself, as saying Amin was under pressure to take action against Kenya "to pay back for the blood of Ugandan soldiers and Toledo.... 6, Charleston : 5 Palestinians" killed in the raid... The spokesman claimed two aircraft "which came from the direction of Kenya" overflew Uganda early Saturday. He claimed Uganda had aircraft that were capable of hitting the Kenya Indian Ocean port of Mombasa and returning to Uganda without refueling. * IN KUWAIT, visiting Libyan Minister of State Az-Zawi said his government had sent fighter planes to Uganda to replace those destroyed by Israel in the hijack rescue operation. Speaking at a press conference, Az-Zawi . did not say how many Libyan jets were sent to Uganda, but the Israelis said they destroyed as many as 11 MIG 21 jet fighters of the Ugdandan air force in their raid. Az-Zawi said Libya will "help Uganda if it is attacked by any other state" and called on other Arab states to express solidarity with the central African nation. The Ugandan spokesman was quoted by the radio as saying Uganda sought only to live in peace with its neighbors. But he charged that Kenya was in "the pocket of the British and American imperialists and Israeli Zionists." The spokesman further claimed that white mercenaries, including Americans and Israelis, were operating on the Kenyan side of the border. He said Ugandan soldiers would have "good exercise picking them off." American Flag Requirements, Rules Revised (C) New York Times Sen-ice WASHINGTON-President Ford has signed legislation that for the first time in 34 years revises the rules governing the use of the American flag. The amendments to the code were introduced in Congress by Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., to clear up "some of the misunderstandings over the proper use of the American flag that have arisen over the years" since 1942, when the law was first drawn up. The code still requires men to "remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart" when saluting the flag, but a line requiring women to "salute by placing the right hand over the heart" was deleted. (Turn to Page 6A Col. 2) CHOWCHILLA, Calif. (AP) - Three men who engineered the bizarre kidnaping of 26 children and their school bus driver were mysteriously silent throughout most of the ordeal but may have slipped up by using one of their names in front of the victims. Authorities issued an allpoints bulletin Saturday for a "Jerry McCune" in connection with the case. They declined to say how they got the full name, but two of the victims said they heard one kidnaper address another as "Jerry." Other Photos, Stones on Page ISC There was no further identification of McCune. * SHIVERING AND DAZED, the children and driver returned from a 36-hour journey of terror Saturday and told of being buried alive by their abductors. They told of a nightmarish descent into a stiffling, earth-covered moving van which they believed was fashioned into their coffin. "We didn't think we'd ever get out," said 11-year-old Michelle Robison as the children came to the police station to be questioned and fingerprinted Saturday. "I thought, it was a joke at first, but I didn't when they put us in the vans." Police wanted to identify the children's fingerprints so they could isolate any unidentified prints in their investigation. Mike Marshall, the 14-year-old son of a rodeo performer, said, "We didn't know if they were going to be there pointing guns at our heads or what . . . I thought we were going to die down there . . . "We were really sweating bad because we didn't have no air," said Mike, whose five hours of digging finally allowed the children and the driver to escape Friday night. Mike also said that he and a friend heard one of the kidnapers call another kidnaper "Jerry." An all-points bulletin was issued for three men believed traveling in two vans, one white and one medium blue, each with two CB radio antennas. Police also said they were looking for "Jerry McCune." One of the other kidnapers was described as 36 years old, with black curly hair, a chipped front tooth and a tattoo on his right forearm. The other was described as 27, with brown hair, blue eyes and a hairy mole on his right cheek. * * THE DESCRIPTIONS only deepened the mystery. It was not known how authorities obtained the detailed descriptions since the kidnapers reportedly wore stocking masks. And the APB's description of the vans conflicted with the description given by bus driver Edward Ray, who said one van was white and the other black, not medium blue. "We thought we'd had it." Ray said. "The kids kept hollering, Why'd they do this to us' "1 don't know either," the 55-year-old driver added. (Turn to Page 6A, Col. 4) Why Not Sign Reform Bills? Out of West Virginia's congressional delegation, only Rep. Ken Hechler is allowing his name to be associated with two political reform bills. Why shouldn't the rest put their names beside legislation designed to make Congress more responsible lo the people? See today's main editorial on Page 2E. Legislature's Special Call Opens July 26 PARKERSBURG. W.Va. (AP)-A special session of the legislature to deal with "nothing but education" will convene July 26. Gov. Moore announced Saturday. The announcement came as a surprise both to legislative leaders and Moore aides. The Republican Governor made the announcement while attending ceremonies in Wood County to break ground for an airport expansion project and the new Mountwood Park. Moore said the session would convene at 10 a.m. It will mark the second such special session within a six-week period. A special session dealing with highway funding convened June 21 and adjourned three days later. £ SENATE PRESIDENT William T. Brotherton, D-Kanawha, said he presumed a major item in the call would be pay raises for teachers and school service personnel. Nearly all other state employes received pay hikes July 1. Moore said the call also would encompass elementary, secondary and higher education and include funding for vocational education programs and for the West Virginia University Medical Center. Moore told the group he originally had planned to deal with education and highways in the second special session, but decided instead to solve the highway maintenance problems without again seeking the aid of the legislature. The lawmakers gave Moore only slightly more than half of the funds he had sought for road projects dm ing the special session last month. GOOD YEAR Kanawha Valley Foundation Hits Contributor High Point Draft-Evasion Ruling May Affect Thousnads By Max H. Slegel (c) New York Times Service Spotlight Always on Sunday IB Building News. 8E Business News: 12C Chess 8A Classified Ads 7D-15D Columnists 1B.1E-3E Current Affairs IE Editorials 2E Health 11C Home, Family 1C-9C Magazine 1M-28M Obituaries 6E Page Opposite 3E Sports 1D-7D Travel 26M-27M YourBridgework...*. 8A NEW YORK-In a decision that could put into question draft-evasion charges against thousands of yoiths living abroad, a federal district court judge in Brooklyn dismissed an indictment for draft evasion against a young man now living in Israel. The judge, Jack B. Weinstein, held that the government had violated the right of Sidney Salzmann, 29, to a speedy trial by failing to exercise "due diligence" in returning him to this country by paying for his transportation, which he had said lie could not afford, or by informing him of an existing government program of travel assistance. · In a 106-page opinion, Weinstein said he was dismissing the charge against Salzmann "with prejudice." Thomas P. Puccio, executive assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District, said, "this means that the government is effectively prevented from prosecuting the same person on the.same charges again. * I BUT PUCCIO added that the decision did not rule out the possibility of an appeal. He said this would be decided after study of tj£ opinion. Citing the high number of selective service cases pending a year or more, compared with cases involving other federal felonies, Weinstein indicated that government policy rather than government ineptitude, might be responsible. He said: "Allowing draft evaders and military deserters to remain fugitives created a safety valve for the discontented. Aggressively seeking their return and prosecuting them virogously would have provided a focal point for even stronger anti-American demonstrations abroad and established a series of martyrs for the antiwar movement at home. "The government, like so many of us, would prefer to forget Vietnam and its legacy," the judge said. "Since, however, the cases on this court's docket represent real people whose present lives are vitally affected by these pending criminal cases, courts may not indulge in the luxury of disregarding the issue when it is properlj raised by motion, as it now has been." to F*|e IA, Col. I) Last year was a year of growth for the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, and one of the most significant areas of growth was in the number of-contributors, Chairman Thomas N. Chambers said. In 1975, there were 132 contributors, some of whom made more than one contribution. Chambers said. By comparison, there were approximately 90 contributors in 1974 and 90 to 100 in 1973. "We'd r-all it a high point in'the number of people who gave," Chambers said, "but it isn't a high point in the amount of money received." In the past, the foundation has received three very large contributions which made the totals for those years correspondingly high. "The significant thing is that in 1975, the $147,000 which was contributed was all in smaller-sized gifts, which shows a broadening base of community support. It was a very good year in that respect," he said. * ALTHOUGH the amount of money contributed to the foundation in 1975 was $147,409.62, the total value of the fund increased in value by $428,000, Chambers said. The explanation is that there was "a substantial recovery in the stock market." Chambers said. He said the stock market fell way off in 1973 and 1974, "and while it hasn't recouped back to book value, it has come back rather strongly. If we got $147,000 in new money and the total fund increased in value $428,000, that means there was almost a $300,000 rebound in market values." Another plus for 1975 was that most of the contributions were for discretionary use, rather than being designated for specific purposes, Chambers continued. He said foundation officials hope the new money would increase by $6.000 to $8,000 the amount of discretionary grants which the organization could make. "That would get us to where the amount of money for discretionary grants will be pushing $20,000 this year. That makes you feel like you can do a little bit more, when Thomas N. Chambers Foundation Doing Well you have a larger figure to work with," he said. ANOTHER AREA of growth for the foundation was in the number of banks which have adopted its trust agreement. At the beginning of this year, the Bank of West Virginia and City National Bank adopted the agreement, bringing the number of participating banks from four to six. The amount of money contributed to the foundation in 1975-$147,409.62-is larger than the contributions received during the two previous years, Chambers went on. The 1973 total of contributions received was $65,886 and the 1974 total was $47,750.60. The amount of income earned by the funds in 1975 was $54,724.62, compared with $37,283 in 1973 and $44,594.61 in 1974, Chambers said. THE TOTAL of discretionary grants given by the foundation in 1975 was $10,465.54, compared with $6,332.56 in 1973 and $8,241 in 1974. The total for specifically directed grants for the same years were $23,420.10 in 1975, $11,948.11 in 1973 and $8,998.35 in 1974. The book value of the foundation funds as of Dec. 31, 1975, was $1,618,449.75, compared with $1,409,319.15 in 1973 and $1,464,277.22 in 1974. The market values were $1,305,005.84 for 1975, $1,056,557.17 in 1973 and $894,467.21 in 1974. ,,' I Please Jurn to Page J A,

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