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Wednesday, June 19, 1974
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Space Shuttle Orbiter This Is an artist's drawing of the National Aeronautic a n d Space Administration's space shuttle orhiter being carried piggy-back on a Boeing 747. The space agency announced Monday that it bad chosen the giant airplane to be used as a carrier for the orbiter and other shuttle hardware. (AP Wirephoto) Rattler Kilts Pastor's Son Snake Handling Is Church's Test 01 Faith By STRAT DOUTHAT KISTLER. W. Va. (AP) -Just up the road from Man, alongside Buffalo Creek, sits a drab, two-story building cov- ' ered with aluminum siding and a heavy coat of fine, -gray dust. The skeleton of a partially- completed wood portico stands over the front door and colored contact paper in a green and red stained glass motif has been plastered o v e r the windows. From the outside, the building looks neglected and appears to he little used. But one recent evening, it was the scene of much fervent activity. It is the Jesus Church of Kistler, the house of worship where, on that evening, a .six- Toot rattler provided the Rev. Richard Lee Williams, visiting From Ohio, w i t h the ultimate test of faith. "I was just a, couple of feet away from him when he was bit," Cecil Browning recalled as he sat in a booth at Scottie's Drive-In at Switzer. 20 miles across Logan County from Kistler. "A lot of us had already had victory over the serpent. He - had handled it, too, and had put it back in the box; then he said a "few words and got it out again. That's when it hit him. It was on the left palm." A small, soft-spoken man in his early 60s, Browning paused as the waitress put clown a plate of gravy-smothered moat loaf, hashed potatoes and cornbread. KEPT TALKING "You could see where it got him," he said as he picked up his fork. "The bloocl spurted out. But he just kept on lalkin 1 . We took him to Brother Evans' house later and the saints prayed for him all night. ] stayed with him until 4 a.m. myself.' A former coal miner who also spent a dozen years working in a Chicago machine Browning returned to nskEng God; that's where you ;ct the victory. If you're then the snake stays a wonderful feeling, to fraid, calm. "It's be at them services," he said, shop, Logan County about 18 months ago and lives the life of a pensioner at Switzer, drawing social security and his "John L. Lewis check." "It was a rattler," he said, sopping up the last of the thick, brown gravy with his cornbread. "I didn't have no fear. You overcome your fear by nattily dressed in a brown- checked suit, striped tie and mustard-colored shirt. ' 'We're aware the general public doesn't believe and doesn't understand," he .said, wiping his mouth and reaching ow) y Ie ,9 lin S .'.»/ way mto the or his coffee, "but I'll tell you, "" '" you don't reach in every time. You wait for the Lord to anoint you -- there's death in that ox." He took a sip of coffee and reflected a moment. "Richard Lee was only 33, -he same age as Jesus when he died. And he had a little baby and a young wife. You know he didn't want to leave them; he did it for us. Nobody made him do it. Why, that brother laid down his life for his church and ATTKNOANCE GOOD Browning said that the church hud had several services since the Rev. Williams' death and that attendance had been good. "Nobody's fallen away," he declared. "And as for his father, I'd say his faith is stronger, if anything." Rev. Kelly Williams, father of the dead man, is pastor of the Jesus churches at Kister and i\Iicco..a tiny commuJnity just south of Switzer. "You talk to him," Browning said. "He'll tell you more limn I can, he's been at it a long tiinc. I've never heard a man speak like him. he cnn explain the Bible just like it is." A meeting was arranged in the late afternoon at the Coney Island Restaurant in downtown Logan, a coat industry town. II was check day, the day early each month when the black lung, Social Security and miner's compensation checks arrive. The streets were jammed with people. "1 believe it's better now than back before the machines took all the jobs in the mines," observed I he cashier at the rest a u r a n t as he looked through the plate glass windows out onto Slratton Street. "At least, it's better for the first few days of the month, up about until ttie 10th, then things s t a r t to die down." Just then a man walked up. "I'm Williams." he said. He had reddish-blond, wavs hair and his eyes were hidden behind shaded bi-focals. He \ Beagles May Be Indispensible In Toxicological Research WASHINGTON (AP) -- A National Academy of Sciences committee has found use of beagles indispensable in research on the effects of poisonous chemicals on man. "Although other species arc indeed useful and required in lexicological research, none of the available species can replace the beagle dog," the committee said in a report to the Air Force. The report, prepared by 21 doctors and specialists mostly from universities and industry, capped a nearly nine-month study of the Air Force's research on ways to curb dangers to aviators from pet fuel fumes. It was handed to the Air Force amid rising opposition in Congress and among dog lovers to the use of beagles in tests, particularly the Army's chem ical warfare research, "Although no animal is a perfect model for man, the use of a combination of species can provide a basis for extrapolating toxicity studies to anticipate safe exposure conditions for man," the report said, it said the beagle "is a necessary component of that com bination and cannot be ade quately replaced at this time or in the near future." OTHER ANIMALS Other animals such as monkeys, cais and pigs are required in lexicological rc- icarcta, but each has limitations, the report said. Dogi are preferred for re teach because they "closely resemble man in many ways,' Including their heart-blood sys lems. But nol any clog will do the scientists said. Mongrels, the report said were useful for certain bnsi short-term studies but not fo "the high quality of researel needed for predicting human effects from chemicals." It added that purebred dog 1 ; aarticularly beagles specifically bred for research, do not hav health problems such as mong rels often do and are less like! to die of extraneous causes dur ing experiments. An ex perimcnt using p u r e b r e d beagles thus requires perhap only one tenth as many animal lo get statistically significan results, the researchers said. The Air Force used IT beagles last year and ordere another 200 for this year, th report said. About 35 of this year's grou will be anesthetized! "They will not be permitte lo regain consciousness and en thanasia will be accomplishe at the end of the experiments, the report said, adding the will be killed humanely, usuall by intravenous injection of barbiturate. The other dogs will he use in "chronic inhalation studies. "There is no intent to pro duce serious injury to the am mals and there should be nc pain." the report said. Generally, the scienlifi group praised the operation o the program at Wright Patter son Air Force Base in Ohio. onvcrsation. "But we're sure they knew the truth about it, icy would understand why we o it. They might not accept it, ut tbey would understand. "As it is, they just t h i n k 'e're a bunch of crazy people." The waitress arrived with the leat loaf. "You don't mind if I say a lessing, do you?" he asked, olding a pair of soft, weU- nred for hands that he person lly estimates have handled "a oxcar load of snakes." "I wasn't in attendance the ight he was bit," he said. fter a pause. "One of the sis- ers called me. 1 came as soon s I heard and Istayed with iim until the end. You know, tichard Lee had said many imes he would rather die of a erpent bite than in a car I'reck or some other way." The Rev. Williams is 55. In lis younger days, "before I go the Holy Ghost," he said he vas a carouser. "It changed my life and mi ion's life, too. He was an alco lolic before he came into the church 7Vz years ago. It saved rim from alcohol." ST. MARK The Rev. Williams said his ·hurch bases its faith on the ;ospcl according lo St. Mark Chapter 16, verses 17 and 18. In these passages, Jesus has wen crucified and has risen le is giving his disciples som ast minute instructions before ascending into heaven. "And these signs shall follow hem that believe," Mark quotes Jesus as saying. "In m n a m e they shall cast out dev Is; they shall speak with new ongues; "They shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly hing, it shall not hurt them hey shall lay hands on th' ick, and they shall recover. "So Ihen, after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was revived up into Heaven, and sa m the right hand of God." The Rev. Williams smiled. I vas fthnost a 'grimace. "You see." he said, "We base our belief on the word of God. "I'm convinced that the dis ciples handled serpents them selves," he added. "And I'm not proud of my son dy ng..Lord, nobody will eve know what a loss it was to me. "But I'm glad he died like he did -- in the faith, with victory." Judy Petty HHs Mills' Voting Record LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Jiid Petty of Little Rock, the Re publican congressional cant: dale from the 2nd District, ac cuscd her opponent, Rep. Wi bur Mills. D-Ark., Tuesday o "cronyism, pork barrelism an boondogglery." Mrs. Petty criticized Milk votes in favor of projects tha were "simply boondoggles. She also lamblasted him for th failure in 36 years as a con gressman to provide tax relic to the average taxpayer. Some of the "boondoggle legislation she said Mills ha voted for included appropria tions for the study of Polish b sexual frogs, the mating habit of the South American toad an why Yugoslavian white win turns brown. As chairman of the HOUF Ways and Means Committee Mills has been in a position t do something about tax reform hut hasn't, she said. She said voters can send message hack to Congress i November by defeating Mill Mrs. Petty said Mills' defca would show disillusionmen with the "same old excuse from the same old politicians. The TIMES It On Top of The News Seven Days a Week! Ntxtnwerf Arfcama* TIMES, Wed., JUM 19, 1974 From Intelligence To Covert Operations Veteran CIA Agent Reviews Function Revision By DONALD SANDERS WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new book about the CIA says a series of presidents encouraged and assisted the agency to shift !rom its original mission of gathering Intelligence to one primarily devoted to covert operations. While conceding the agency a number of successes, the book says the agency has become "a secret instrument of the presidency and a h a n d f u l of powerful men, wholly independent of public accountability." The CIA's "chief purpose interference in the domestic affairs of other nations and perhaps our own by means of penetration agents, propaganda, c o v e r t paramilitary interventions and an array of other dirty tricks," the book says. The authors of "The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence" are Victor MarcheUd, a CTA man for 14 years who rose to be executive assistant to the deputy director, and John D. Marks, a brmer State Department official. The book,' just published by Alfred A. Knopf, has been a subject of litigation for years. The CIA obtained an injunction Barring Marchetti from publish- ng any secrets he learned while he was in CIA employ. ORDERS DELETIONS When the manuscript was ·submitted last fall, the CIA ordered 339 deletions, ranging 'rom single words to entire pages, but it later yielded on all but 168. A federal judge ruled that only 27 of them were Mayor's Meeting SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) -The 42nd annual meeting of Ihe U.S. Conference of Mayors opens this weekend with the city chief executives concernec about urging Congress to break a logjam of urban legislation. About 350 mayors are expected to attend the sessions that will run from Saturdaj through next Wednesday. Alexonder Favors WASHINGTON CAP) -- Rep. Bill Alexander, D-Ark., urged support Tuesday ot the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Act of 1974 which he said offers an avenue to economic heath and sanity. He said the bill which would give Congress more control over federal spending, might be the most important .legislation of the century. The bill will lead to economic health and away from i n f l a t i o n a n d recession, Alexander added. He said the founding fathers intended that Congress rather t h a n the President should control the purse strings of the nation. Inflation would not run its course and disappear if left alone, he said. justified. Pending appeals, however, the book has been pub- ished with blank spaces representing the 168 passages. The CIA has not commented on specific portions of the book, but says it does not endorse it nor agree with its conclusions. The authors note that Harry S. Truman, during whose administration the CIA was established, said in 1%3 he was dis- .urbed that it had been diverted from its original assignment and become "an operational and at times a policymaking arm of the government." "In no instance has a president of the United States ever made a serious attempt to review or revamp the covert practices of the CIA," Marchetti and Marks write. "And this is not surprising: Presidents like the CIA. It does their dirty work--work that might not otherwise be do-able. When the agency fails or blunders, all the president need do is to deny, scold or threaten." In a passage which the agency first ordered deleted, the authors say the CIA employs 16,500 persons--not counting tens of thousands of agents mostly overseas who work under con tract--and has an annual budget of $750 million, plus hundreds of millions-more from the Pentagon. Even so, Marchetti and Marks say, that is less than 15 per cent o f . t h e total of ISO.OOC persons and annual funds of over $6 billion spent for intelligence by the federal government. Farmers Advbed To Keep Records For Census WASHINGTON (AP -- The Census Bureau is advising farmers to keep good records this year in preparation for filling out government questionnaires early in 1975. Bureau officials said today the forms will be mailed 'out next January. The reports 'will be collected for the 20th nationwide census of agriculture,,: It will be based on [arming operations in 1971 The last one was for" 1969. Questions will seek information on acreages of crops harvested; quantity and market value of major crops, irrigated acreages, and pesticide and fertilizer use. Other questions involve types of livestock operations, quantities sold and their value. Also, officials said, information will be sought on other sectors of farm operations such;as expenditures for production items, outside income and uses Legal Notices WARNING ORDER IN TUB CHAN'CRRY COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS NO. 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