Daily News from New York, New York on March 1, 1978 · 10
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Daily News from New York, New York · 10

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Wednesday, March 1, 1978
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o S a Z Q wdow of Cm efs Longer & Barker By Un.ted Press International The 85-day soft coal strike pinched back more power supplies and drove more workers off the job yesterday from West Virginia to Illinois. As threats of greater mandatory power cutbacks spread, state and utility officials pleaded with people to turn off lights and stop using nonessential gadgets you The outcome was up to members of the United Mine Workers union. Their leaders scheduled meetings in coal states throughout the week to explain the tentative agreement reached with coal operators last Friday. Most of the balloting on the three-year contract will take place Saturday and Sunday, with some voting expected to be put off until Monday. Ohio's top union official predicted yesterday that the "silent majority" of miners would ratify the contract. "Can't Have Everything" "You can sit around and listen to a lot of things ... I don't care what contract take to them, somebody will be griping about it. saia tne unio omciai, John Guzek. president of District 6, which has 16.000 members in eastern Ohio and the northern panhandle of West Virginia. "But I think the silent majority will accept the contract," Guzek said. "I think it's a fair one. I don't like every- Pern's Honeymoon Associated Press onoto Former San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto and his bride, the former Kathleen Sullivan, stroll while honeymooning in Paris yesterday. Alioto married the former Boston school committee member in New York on Saturday, but his former wife says the marriage is not valid because the couple was wed by an excommunicated priest. The New York Archdiocese said the .marriage was invalid from a religious viewpoint only. Ci!y Seeks 15M Fr a f Sot el The city is seeking $15 million in federal money under the Urban Development Action Grant Act to complete the 5165 million financial package needed to build the Portman Hotel on Broadway in Times Square, Kenneth Halpern, the director of the Mayor's Midtown Action Office, announced yesterday. The hotel, which would be built on one of two sites between 44th and 46th Sts.. has been on the drawing boards since 1973 but construction has not been started because the developer, John Portman of Atlanta, has not been able to raise enough money. Halpern said he was highly optimistic that the grant would come through. "This is not a giveaway to a builder," said Halpern. "Portman will have to pay the city back plus interest." Joan Shepard thing in it myself, But you don't get everything you want. Nobody does and nobody ever will." Bill Cray, vice president of local 1957 in Ohio's Vinton county said he felt the contract should be rejected. "Need a Good Contract" "I know everybody is hungry and all that." said Cray. "But I still think they realize the need for a good contract. We have to try and vote this one down." In West Virginia, a powerful union state where no coal was moving and more than 55,000 other workers have been idled by the strike, district union officers said they had doubts about the contract. "I'm opposed to it personally because we're going to have many, many problems with it," said Dennis Scarford, secretary-treasurer of District 31 in Fairmont. W. Va. "But if this contract should be turned down we may revert to negotiating individually with each coal company." Senate Mixes Move to Kill Canal Pacts Washington (Special) The Senate rejected yesterday another attempt t3 block ratification of the Panama Canal treaties by adding amendments that would require renegotiation. By a vote of 69 to 24, the Senate defeated a proposal by Sen. William Scott (R-Va.) to combine the two treaties one safeguarding U.S. defense rights and the other turning the canal over to Panama so that neither could take effect without the other. As the Senate debated yesterday, an Associated Press-NBC news poll showed - that support for the canal treaties, even if amended, has eroded in recent weeks, but a majority of Americans familiar with the pacts still express support for Senate ratification. Earlier Figures Bigger for OK Of those polled who said they were familiar with the treaties, 54 favored Senate ratification if amendments are added guaranteeing U.S. defense rights and the right of priority passage through the waterway in time of crisis after Panama takes over the canal at the end of the century. Opposed to. the treaties were 40 of those polled, while 6 were uncertain. In January the same poll found that 65 favored ratification of such amended treaties, and 25 were opposed. During yesterday's Senate debate Sen. Frank Church (D-Idaho) said that Scott's proposed amendment was aimed at changing the treaty and forcing another plebiscite in Panama. Scott acknowledges that he opposes the treaties, but he insisted his sole purpose was to clarify the relationship between the two documents, not to force a new Panama plebiscite. . Resentment in Panama Most supporters doubt that the treaties could survive a second vote in Panama where the treaties as they stand have been approved by popular vote because of the resentments already aroused by the long U.S. ratification process. Yesterday's Senate vote appeared on the surface favorable to treaty proponents. On Monday the Senate had rejected another amendment that would have allowed the U.S. to keep troops in Panama 20 years beyond the turnover date. But the vote to kill the resolution on Monday 55 to 34 suggested that ratification was still in doubt. THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY AS SEEN ON T.V. 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