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Sunday, July 18, 1976
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101 -July 18, 1976 Sunday Gazette-Mail Chirtesfon. w«t Virginia First Day The grand opening of the Hilltop Food Co-op at the Hilltop Library was held Saturday. At right, customers leave the building while a dog lazes in the sunshine just outside the door. At left, the Rev. Julian Sulgit weighs some ba«as for Mary Subick of Twilight Drive. Mr. Sulgit said the co-op buys food at wholesale prices and sells .the merchandise at a markup of only 8 per cent. (Staff Photos by Leo Chabot) FBI Dismissal Response to Probes WASHINGTON (AP) - Director Clarence M. Kelley's dismissal of his top assistant in the FBI marks his first sharp response to one of two separate investigations by the Justice Department that could be more devastating than recent congressional inquiries. The congressional probes brought headlines about abuses in the past, during the days of the late Director J. Edgar Hoover. But at least one of the Justice Department investigations raises the possibility of criminal charges in the present. And both have raised questions about Kelley's ability to control the bureau: In a decision reached on a sickbed at Bethesda Naval Hospital. Kelley fired Associate Director Nicholas P. Callahan on Friday night despite Kelley's own recent declaration that "I have no suspicions" about him. Kelley is in the hospital for treatment of a painful back ailment. * * * CALLAHAN, 62 and an FBI agent for 41 years, became a target of one of the two Justice Department investigations. This probe began after allegations of financial kickbacks in the FBI's purchase of electronic eavesdropping equipment. However, the investigtion grew beyond kickbacks and began to involve abuses of power, department and FBI sources said. They said Callahan was not implicated in financial wrongdoing. "It's not a financial corruption thing at all/' one investigator said. Other sources said allegations against Callahan involve ('abuses of power." But they refused to say what those abuses might be. Attempts to reach Callahan were unsuccessful. The announcement of dismissal said: "Director Kelley declined to discuss the matter because of the continuing investigations of various allegations concerning former and present officials and personnel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation." Callahan, one of the bureau's old hands from its Hoover days, had been eligible for retirement for several years. But Kelley fired him without allowing him to retire. The FBI said it does not know what impact this will have on his pension. * * * JUSTICE DEPARTMENT spokesman Robert Havel said Atty. Gen. Edward H. Levi was aware of Callahan's dismissal "and concurred in it." Accounts provided by other sources showed that Levi was hardly a mere spectator. It was clear Kelley conferred often with Levi, who has been pushing the investigation. The probe is being handled through the department's Office of Professional Responsibility, which reports directly to Levi. The suggestion was not that Levi forced Kelley to take the action, but that the two agreed Callahan had to go. The second Justice Department investi- Convention Clashed With Harvest Time (c) ;V. 1". Times Service YUMA, Colo.-Farming and politics of- over Carter with care. Despite his peanut ten go hand in hand on the irrigated plains of eastern Colorado, but this past week they were in conflict. A lot of people did not watch the Democratic National Convention because it was televised in the farm, they do not consider him one of their ownl Rather, they regard him as a Southerner or Easterner. Osteopathy School Names PR Director LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) - David H. Corcoran of Hillsboro was appointed director of development at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Corcoran, former executive director of the Pearl S. Buck B i r t h p l a c e Foundation, will handle public relations, fund raising and will help develop college p u b l i c a t i o n s . middle of prime harvest time. Wendell Neujahr, manager of the Bartlett grain elevator on the west edge of town, explained that wheat farmers were just finishing the clearing of a bumper crop. The combines are out in the fields until 9 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (11 p.m..Eastern Daylight Time) so many men missed the Jimmy Carter show. Others did not watch because this prosperous rural community near the Kansas line is heavily Republican. Besides, Yuma residents, like everyone else, enjoy lively conventions and they considered this one as dry as a haystack in the July sun. "I don't really care about any of the candidates." said Earl Mustain, a retired grocer who is the town's part-time mayor. An independently-minded man, he showed enthusiasm earlier this year for Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. of California, but now learns toward Ronald Reagan. THOSE WHO DID follow the Democratic convention--and many farm families had no choice since the one local television station carried Walter Cronkite's gavel-to- gavel coverage--found it uninspiring, with a few exceptions. "I liked Barbara Jordan. She was exciting. Boy, she was something else!" declared Wanda Smith, a housewife and Democrat, as she drank coffee Thursday morning in the Wooden Spoon Cafe on Main Street with friends. Mrs. Smith was expressing the opinion of numerous residents who paid little attention to Rep. Jordan's sex or race but were simply impressed by her oratory. In the town of Yuma, itself, where those with cable television can pick up Denver sfations, a number of viewers were particularly interested in reports on the Colorado delegation. Local correspondents from Denver traveled with the delegation to New York. "We saw the plane landing, and the Colorado delegation getting out, and the people of New York welcoming them,'" noted Colene Anderson, a school teacher. "Everything was ready for them in New York, which sort of amazed the delegates. I think New York is trying to put on its best face," she concluded. { Three previous visits to Yuma this spring indicated that its 2,000 residents, though part of Ronald Reagan's natural con#tu«ncy, were neverflleless looking * FOR THIS REASON, some people were pleased at his selection of Sen. Walter F. Mondale of Minnesota as a running mate, although Idaho's Sen. Frank Church or Arizona's Rep. Morris K. Udall might have been an even more popular choice. "Since he's a Middle Westerner, he understands our problems better than someone from the Eastern seaboard," Zella Berry, a widow who sells real estate, explained in taking about Mondale, Most people, as of Thursday morning, knew almost nothing about the Minnesotan. Ernest Anderson, like his wife, a Democrat and a school teacher, suggested that Carter's finely honed views on controversial issues still had not come through clearly in the hinterlands. "What I hope the news media will ask now are some concrete things-taxes, abortion, nuclear power," he said. "So far he's gotten where he is by pure political strategy," added Mrs. Anderson. "Now he's got to prove he's solid." Bill Wenger, farmer, agricultural equipment salesman, school board president and Democrat, is another one-time partisan of Gov. Brown who wants to know more about Carter. Wednesday night he and his wife, Marie, were watching the convention in their big, carpeted farm home living room a few miles outside of town together for the first time all week. · UNLIKE A LOT of Yumans, Wenger was sorry he missed the Tuesday platform discussions. It is substance he is interested in, not theatrics. "I must be a drab person," he said, shaking his head as Udall supporters staged their demonstration and the television camera focused on a woman mouthing the word "Mo" over and over, "but I think that's kind of silly." Republicans in Yuma are content to wait for their party's time in the limelight, a time they expect will involve "a lot more action," as one farmer put it. However some of them think the Kansas City exercise might turn out to be academic. "I don't pay too much attention to the Democrats," said Betty Jo Wilson, who works for the weekly Yuma Pioneer, "though I think Jimmy Carter is going to be our next president. I just have that gut feeling;" , gation is being handled by the Civil Rights Division. It is looking into FBI burglaries during the past five years to determine whether criminal charges should be brought against agents or officials for violating civil rights. Sources familiar with the case have said Kelley is concerned that the burglary investigation raises doubts about his credibility and control of the bureau. Kelley has said in the past that no burglaries were conducted in the course of FBI work since the mid-1960s. But he acknowledged recently that some burglaries were conducted as late as April 1973, three months before he took office. He said his earlier, statement was based on the best information that had been provided to him at the time and that he had not been told then of any of the other burglaries. * * * KELLEY'S PROBLEMS are aggravated between new hand-old hand differences within the bureau. 'After months of criticism from members of Congress and others, he issued a public apology for the FBI's past misdeeds in its intelligence gathering operations. That put him under fire from old-line Hoover supporters. On the other hand, Kelley's reliance on Callahan, whom he appointed associate director, brough him criticism from those saying he was relying too much on old Hoover hands. Some suggested that Callahan, in league with other, nowretired Hoover hands, held the real power. To make matters worse, Kelley has been threatened recently with contempt of court by federal judges in New York City and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He avoided the Cedar Rapids threat by testifying for several hours in the trial of two Indians charged with killing two FBI agents. Bureau morale plummeted when the Indians were acquitted. The New York contempt citation is threatened in a multimillion-dollar Socialist Workers party lawsuit against government agencies charging the FBI with illegal harassment of its political activities. The judge is holding the question of contempt in abeyance until the FBI turns over more infooooooon about uctivities. Only a short time ago, FBI officials were allowing themselves to indulge in the wishful thinking that the bureau's troubles had ended with the congressional investigations. One agent said: "I think the worst is past, and maybe people will start talking about what the FBI is doing now, not what happened in the old days." 4 DRIVE-IN TELLER WINDOWS OPEN MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 8:00 UN. TO 8:00 P.M. SATURDAY 9A.M. TO 12:00 NOON cl SOUTH CHANESTON Scglh Chorl.llon. Will Virjinio Yout Accounl Insured uo to SJO.CW). Fhtme 7-14-942-1 Member FDIf Killing of Argentine Priests Lack of Investigation Cause of Deep Concern (C) New York Times Service BUENOS AIRES-Roman Catholic authorities in Argentina have expressed deep concern to military officials over the lack of investigation into the killing of three priests and two seminarians in a parish residence. The killing of the Irish-Argentine preiests at St. Patrick's parish two weeks ago is attributed by church officials to policemen carrying out reprisals against alleged left-wing subversives after a bomb explosion killed 20 policemen. After a declaration by the Argentine Council of Bishops on Wednesday expressed "preoccupation over the different manifestations of violence that work against peace in the country," Cardinal Juan Carlos Aramburu, archbishop of Buenos Aires, , and Monsignor Pio Laghi, the papal nuncio, visited Gen. Albano Harguindeguy, minister of interior. DIPLOMATIC SOURCES said that Laghi, on instructions from the Vatican, asked that those responsible for the killing of the priests be brought to justice. The exchange with Harguindeguy, who is responsible for police affairs, was "heated," these sources said. A bomb explosion in the crowded dining room of the federal police investigation department outraged security forces and was followed by a wave of killings. Eight bodies were found in a parking lot, a bound man was machine-gunned at an obelisk in the center of this city and other executions in the same fashion added up to 30 dead in a few days after the explosion. Public opinion was most shocked, how-, ever, by the death of the priests, including the Rev. Alfred Leaden, superior of the Irish Pallotine congregation., A THE THREE DEAD priests, each shot in the back of the head after midnight by assailants who entered the parish residence, were widely known and had no political activities. However, one of the two seminarians who were killed has been said by military sources to have had connections with the so-called "third-world priests," a name for a loose movement of progressive Ro-' man Catholic priests here. An automobile with four men inside was seen waiting outside the St. Patrick's parish church by neighbors on the night of the killing. This was reported to the nearest police precinct, but no action was taken. After the bodies of the priests and seminarians were found early July 4, church sources said a chalk-written message found on a wall of the residence said, "for our dynamited police comrades." Ghis message was rubbed out when police investigators inspected the residence. THERE ARE indications that the mili-' tary junta, engaged in struggling with guerrillas and urban terrorists who have killed hundreds of police and military personnel, including four generals and two admirals, want to avoid an investigation that could affect the morale of the security forces or limit the aggressive repression under way here. But the church leaders are concerned about the security of priests and Catholic laymen who have been arrested and in some cases have disappeared, or later been found dead. From military intelligence and police sources, it appears that about 15 priests have been arrested since the militaryov- erthrew President Isabel Martinez de Peron and seized power March 24. A Hello, gorgeous! IIIIHIUli'"' i i : « i n · «? M I ·JIPII ' If this looks good to you, you've come to the right place. The Roosevelt. You're here on business? Small world! So are we. 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