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Friday, August 24, 1973
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Kincjsport VOLUME XXX, NO. 427 PHONE ZW-8121 KINGSTORT, TENNESSEE, 376«Z, FRIDAY, AUGUST 24,1973 4 SECTIONS 40 CAGES Judge Orders Festival Halted BENTON (UPI) - A circuit court judge burst a $7.5 million promotion bubble Thursday by ordering a halt to what had been billed as the nation's largest rock fcst. Judge Virgil Carmichael issued a temporary injunction aguinst promoters of the "Midwest Monster Peace Jubilee and Music Festival," blocking an event that had been expected to attract 500,000 persons to rural Polk County in Southeast Tennessee over Labor Day weekend. The petition was requested by District Attorney Richard Fisher, who claimed the festival would constitute a "public nuisance" because of massive drug, health and traffic problems. Within an hour after the judge's order, two carloads of sheriff's officers roared up to the festival site with pistols drawn and Sheriff Harold Ramsey read the order over a bullhorn to about 100 youths milling around a farmhouse. There were no arrests. Jack G a r l a n d , public relations counselor for the promoter, C. C. Manifest, Inc., told a Chattanooga news conference later Thursday the company would not fight the order and had abandoned plans for a festival here. ' Garland said that the promoters would instead sponsor a "free" festival somewhere in Southeast Tennessee outside of Polk County on Sept. 1-2, the same dates that had been scheduled here. Promoters had planned to charge $15 a head for admission to the Benton festival. Garland said the festival would be held in "Freedom Valley, Tennessee," a site he said would remain secret until it is announced at a news conference Friday, Aug. 31, the day before the rock fest is to begin. In advertisements promoting the festival the proposed Polk County site was also listed as "Freedom Valley, Tennessee." "We will converge in droves on the site to demonstrate to the people of America that there is and shall be freedom of enterprise and assembly in this country in spite of government threats and corruption," Garland said. The promoters have run into a barrage of criticism from Gov. Winfield Dunn and other officials since word of the festival first leaked out. Promoters said earlier in the week that 25,000 tickets at $15 each had already been sold and indicated there were no provisions for refunds. Passing the pipe Members of the American Indian Movement smoke peace pipe in basement of office building in Des Moines, Iowa, after they took over offices of Department of Public Instruction for 2y 2 hours Wednesday. The pipe apparently had little effect on the police officers -- the young Indians were charged with disturbing the peace and 10 were jailed. Former Cabinet Men Dispute Nixon On Burglary Charges WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Two former attorneys general who served in the Justice Department under Presidents^Kennedy and Johnson Thursday disputed President Nixon's charge that burglaries were "authorized on a very large scale" during those administrations in 1961-66. Nixon made the allegation at his San Clemente, Calif., news conference Wednesday in commenting on the September, 1971, break-in at Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office in Los Angeles by V/hite House undercover agents. But Nicholas deB. Kalzenbach in Washington and Ramsey Clark, speaking on CBS TV's Morning News, said as far as they knew there where no authorized burglaries during their terms with the Justice Department which ran from 1961 to 1968. Clark said former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover once asked for authorization to burglarize a foreign mission in the United States to Obtain data involved wfth national security that was'believed in the building. But Clark said he refused. He said he believed the country involved was in northern Africa. He also said he knew of at least one case where property was taken without a search warrant but a court ruled it unconstitutional. The President at his news conference denounced the Ellsberg break-in as illegal, unauthorized and "completely deplorable," but then said the same sort of thing happened under his Democratic predecessors. "I should also point out to you that in the three Kennedy years and the three Johnson years, when burglarizing of this type did take place, when it was authorized on a very large scale, there was no talk of impeachment and it was quite well known," Nixon said. Katzenbach said: "I have no knowledge of any such burglarizing and 1 don't believe it ever occuf fed." Katzenbach was successively assistant attorney general in 1961-62, deputy attorney general until 1964, and then attorney genera! in 1965-66. His time in the Justice Department thus covered the entire period mentioned by Nixon. "The blanket charge is unfair," said Katzenbach, who later became undersecretary of state and now is vice president and general counsel of IBM Corp. "I know of no burglarizing that took place and none that was authorized," he said. "If the President is going to say things like that, he ought to say who authorized it." A Justice Department spokesman, to whom the White House referred reporters, said he More On Page 10-A, Col. 1 Contractor Pulls Out, Airport Road Delayed Traffic stopper Well, a hitchhiker is trying to get motorists' attention, isn't he? This young man in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., got so much attention, he was arrested by police as he tried to get a ride along a state highway. --Coming Sunday l^il A complete rundown on the election IS Interviews with all 14 city candidates. rv~i LZil Yes or No' answers to key city questions. |X| 14 Views on Kingsport's No. 1 problem |X] Profiles on candidates for magistrate AH in Sunday's Times-News Construction of a two and one half mile connection from Tri-City Airport to 1-81 has been delayed because the contractor has pulled out to build interstates in Western Tennessee, airport manager Bill Hart told the Tri-City Airport Commission Wednesday. Hart said the pullout of the contractor, Renfro Construction Company, means that the highway connector, already delayed three years, will be delayed for at least another year. The reason R e n f r o gave for the pullout, Hart said, was lack of fuel to run its heavy equipment. Hart called this "an excuse." Hart said t h a t complaints have been made to State Transportation Commissioner Bob Smith but that Smith could only promise that work on the connector would be finished next year. The real reason "may be that there is more emphasis on 1-40 and 1-75 t h a n on 1-81,"Hart said. Other construction at the airport is moving at a rapid pace, Hart said. This includes the enclosing with glass of an open concourse facing the runway, the enclosing of the entire runway area with an aluminum fence, and improvement of the runway apron. Hart said he expects the completion this fall of the 20 year airport master plan by airport planning consultants R. Dixon Speas Associates. Once the master plan is completed, Hart said, work could begin on the extension of the 6,600 foot airport runway to about 8,500 feet. Hart estimated the cost of the extension at about $10 million, 80 per cent to be paid by the federal government. The most likely direction of the expansion would be to the east, Hart said, toward Holston School, which is so close to plane flight paths that students have difficulty studying. Also, said Hart, the school is so old that there would be few objections if the airport commission bought it and tore it down. Hart presented the July 31, 1972 to June 30, 1973 airport financial report, which showed the airport income up $30,802 and airport expenses up $29,076. Despite » total of $228,557 in capital expenses, Ihe airport was still "in good financial condition," Hart told the commission. Agnew Leak Could Be At White House WASHINGTON (UPI) - The White House may be leaking information to the news media about a Maryland corruption investigation involving Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, Justice D e p a r t m e n t sources indicated Thursday. UPI learned of the possible W h i t e House leaks as Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson was releasing a letter saying information about the investigation involving Agnew was so scattered within the executive branch that the leaks probably could not be stopped. President Nixon in a news conference Wednesday said he had ordered Richardson to find the source of the leaks to protect Agnew's right to be tried by a jury, if it comes to that, rather than in the news media. Informants close to the federal investigation in Baltimore have said witnesses have linked Agnew to the subject being examined, reported kickbacks to officals by state construction and consulting contractors. Agnew is a former Maryland governor. "As you know," Richardson wrote Agnew, "a considerable number of people in and out of government are aware of some details of the investigation. "Its outlines are known to a number of witnesses, individuals under investigation, their lawyers, select members of my, your and the White House staff and certain investigative personnel of the I n t e r n a l Revenue Service. For t h i s reason, there may be no fully effective means of stopping the cynical rumors SUCCESSOR INDICTED BALTIMORE (UPI) -- A federal grand j u r y , p r o b i n g p o l i corruption in Maryland, Thursday indicted the chief executive of Baltimore C o u n t y for e x t o r t $46,420 from contractors since he succeeded Vice President Spiro T. Agnew in 196(i. The 39-counl indictment charged- N. Dale Anderson, 56, a Democrat, with "causing, aiding and abetting" extortion from contractors doing business with the county. Former county administrator William E. Fornoff, who served under both Anderson and Agnew, was said to have obtained the money "as agent" for Anderson. Fornoff, previously cited for a More On Page 10-A, Col. 1 and conjectures all too evident in recent weeks." J u s t i c e D e p a r t m e n t sources Nixon and White House chief of staff, Gen. Alexander M. Haig Jr., were being kept abreast of the corruption investiga- More On Page 10-A, Col. 1 Campaign record WASHINGTON (UPI) -- President Nixon's re-election campaign received $39.3 million and the Democrats' McGovern-Shriver ticket collected $21.3 million last year in major donations after the new federal disclosure law went into effect April 7, it was reported Thursday. Government auditors said contributors of $100 or more to all presidential campaigns gave $79 million in the same nine-month period -- by all odds a record for any election year in U.S. history. Bank 'hijacked' STOCKHOLM ( U P I ) -- A submachine-toting man holding hostages, several of them women, negotiated inside a downtown bank Thursday night with police after they met his demands to produce a convict friend and $750,000 in ransom money. Police sources said the gunman, who earlier wounded a police officer, was demanding an aircraft to take him and the prisoner, Clark Olofs- son, 26, out of the country. Parole chance YORK, Neb. ( U P I ) -- C a r i l Ann Fugate, who was 14 years old when she accompanied mass slayer Charles Starkweather on a death spree in 1958, will learn Friday whether she must continue serving her life sentence or will get a chance at parole. Miss Fugate. 30, was convicted of murder for her part in the reign of terror which resulted in 11 murders in Nebraska and Wyoming. The Board of Paroles is to disclose Friday whether it will recommend a change in sentence to 25 years. Novelist protests MOSCOW (UPI) -- Novelist Alexander I. Solzhenitsyn, saying "I am not a slave," challenged the authority of the Soviet state Thursday to bar him from living in Moscow with his family. Under Soviet law, citizens cannot move to Moscow, Leningrad and other large cities without a police permit. Permits are usually granted to persons who find jobs in big cities or who marry residents of the cities. Solzhenilsyn's dilemma is that he is married to a Moscow woman who has an apartment in the city center, but he is still denied permission to join her there. Solzhenitsyn has lived for several years in a cottage on the country estate of cellist Mstislav Rostropovich 20 miles outside Moscow. · Confirmation likely WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Henry A. Kissinger seemed assured Thursday of Senate c o n f i r m a t i o n as secretary state, but one senator warned of trouble if Kissinger uses his White House position to refuse comment on politically sensitive questions. Powerful Senate Democrats and Republicans praised President Nixon's choice of Kissinger, his chief foreign policy adviser, to take on the a d d i t i o n a l job of succeeding Secretary of State William P. Rogers, who is resigning Sept. 3 to return to private law practice. weather Partly cloudy and mild today, high today and tomorrow in the low 80s. Low tonight in the upper 5()s. Winds light and variable. Thursday's high was 84, low was 56. Negotiators Reach Agreement After a marathon round-the-clock bar- g a i n i n g session, the C o m m u n i c a t i o n Workers of America and United Inter- m o u n t a i n Telephone Co. reached an agreement at 6:05 p.m. Thursday, effective immediately. The agreement provides for substan- t i a l increases and wage r a t e s , improvements in hospitalization, life insurance, vacations, overtime and other employe benefits. John 1). Wilson, vice president -- ad- m i n i s t r a t i o n , w i t h U n i t e d Telephone, and James D. Stokes, i n t e r n a t i o n a l representative w i t h the CWA, spokesman for the company and the union, respectively, said that from the beginning the parties agreed they would negotiate in good f a i t h for an agreement t h would be fair and just to all parties and in the best interests of the employes of the telephone company. They said, "We sincerely b e l i e v e t h a t we h acc o m p l i s h e d t h a t o b j e c agreement." The CWA represents the craft and traffic employes in the company, which serves Southwest V i r g i n i a and Upper East Tennessee. City Beer Referendum Turns Flat By JOAN ItOlvSCKN Times-News Staff Writer Kliiftsport voters will decide Tuesday whether or not to allow most local res- tauranls to servo beer by Ihe glass wllh meals. The referendum Is expected lo draw a heavier t h a n usual turnout nl the polls, hul It appears now thai ninny people will be pulling Ihe election lever w i t h o u t knnwhiK whnl they're voiliiR for. SevernlcltyofflcliilssiililThiirsdnythe.v were surprised Unit the Issue has drawn such I l l t l e p u b l i c c o m m e n t , pro nr ron. Knrller tills week al a Mcct-Your- Candidate program sponsored by a civic club, ono candidate was a.ikml to Rive his view o n I h e " l i q u o r - b y - t h e - d r i n k referendum." The candidate said he thought it was a good t h i n g t h a t t h e people were being allowed to decide the issue hut hedged on his own opinion. The f n H Is, the r e f e r e n d u m has nothing to do with liquor. It pertains only to beer and only to restaurant sale of It with meals. And that sale Is restricted by tlRht controls to he a d m i n i s t e r e d by Ihe MoveraRo Hoard, subject lo f i n a l approval of each permit by he Hoard of Mayor and Aldermen. The lack of organl/ed opposition to the referendum Is especially suprlsltiR eon- slderliiR how active the dry forces have Years BRO when the Hoard of Mayor and A l d e r m e n passed an o r d i n a n c e allowing package sale of beer at local grocery stores, the opponents stormed City Hall. The crowd overflowed i n l o Ihe parking lot singing hymns, while upstairs, the Aldermen heard objections for four solid hours. A few years ago when liquor was IIM Issue, Ihe dry forces mounled an intensive advertising campaign. Hut this lime, so far, only the pastor of one church, Itev. John Kra/ler of St. Luke's U n i t e d Methodist Church, has publicly announced his opposition In a newspaper advertisement, scheduled lo uppenr In the Times-News. One city official said he had heard t h a other preachers have been speaking out :ii;aittst the referendum from the pulpit b u t t h a t o n l y t h r e e p r approached him personally lo register t h e i r objection. "And you don't hear anything about it on Ihe street." Some restaurant owners were expected to protest the wording of the referendum ordinance because it would require IhiMii to give up t h e i r ciillnR counters and rip out I IIP counter stools If t h e y want lo serve beer. One restaurant owner who would tin faced wllh this s i t u a t i o n said he hadn't complained "because I feel certain Ihe referendum Is not Rolnn to pass anyway."

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