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W ashington Court House, O hioHerald

15 Cents W ednesday, Septem ber 17, 1975

Could end many secret activities Here are the questions I Ford plans to revamp CIA

WASHINGTON (AP) President Ford intends to revamp the Central Intelligence Agency, and among plans being considered are stripping the agency of its covert operations and naming an over-all coordinator of U.S. intelligence activities. The coordinator would not be the CIA director, according to administration sources who also cautioned not to ex­ pect any major change for several months. Ford told a news conference Tuesday that no matter what the fate of the CIA, American political action aimed at in­ fluencing events in other countries is likely to continue. I wouldn’t rule out necessary political activities by the United States

if it involves our security,” the President said. This might be one role transferred from the CIA, the sources said. Ford said his staff and appropriate federal agencies are studying recommendations made by the Murphy and Rockefeller Commissions, which have investigated the CIA. From these and other sources Ford will make administrative changes in the agency and propose legislative recommendations to Congress on the nation’s intelligence-gathering ap­ paratus, he said. On other subjects in the informal

news conference in the Oval Office, Ford said: —Federal courts apparently have not taken sufficient notice of 1974 legislation that would make forced busing of school children a last resort. —The United States has made no firm commitment to supply F16 fighter bombers and Pershing missiles to Israel as part of a new Sinai agreement. They are on the shopping list,” and they will be discussed with the Israeli government, he said. —He is disappointed in the House intelligence committee’s release last week of classified information relating to events preceding the 1973 Arab-

Israeli war Such action by a private citizen would represent a serious criminal offense,” he said. He opposes wage and price controls as a means of fighting inflation and he again assailed Congress for excessive spending.

Ford declined to spell out what changes might be made in the CIA or when.

Don’t expect in the next two or three, or even six months, to suddenly see 4,000 persons transferred from the CIA to some other agency or something dramatic like that,” a White House official reported.

Sheriff cites 11 per cent hike in past year

Coffee B reak Apathy blamed for crime spurt

CITY INSPECTO R Glenn Tatman took his first commercial flight recently and it turned out to be one he won’t ever forget. . . Everything was fine aboard the jet flight from Columbus to Atlanta, Ga. . . However, when the flight reached Atlanta, Ga. for a scheduled 30-minute stopover, Tatman and his wife of 929 Millwood Ave. and the 129 other passengers aboard were sud­ denly evacuated since an oncoming passenger had placed a homemade bomb on the plane. . . The plane was searched by airport security personnel and law en­ forcement officers and the homemade bomb was found a short time later and the Tatmans were able to continue on their trip to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where they visited with relatives. . Today, Tatman received a letter of apology from the vice president of customer relations of Delta Air Lines, Inc., for the inconvenience experienced because of the sabotage threat. . .

THE WORD is that the annual Washington C.H. Offsides Paint Creek No-Stars benefit football contest on Oct. 4 is being taken very seriously. . . Jim m y the Greek is offering good odds but no one can discover who he favors. . . His phone was discon­ nected. . . Another indication is that WLW-Radio announcer James Francis Patrick O’Neill is unofficially scouting the opposition. . . He is planning a convert mission disguised as a speaking engagement at the Fayette County Farm Bureau organization’s annual meeting at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 in the Mahan Building on the Fayette County Fairgrounds. . .

THE COMMUNITY Education Advisory Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 106 of the Washington C.H Middle School. . . Discussion will focus on the Oct. 4 Offsides football contest. . . Each committee chairman will report on the progress of his group. . . Heading the committees are John Marcum, uniforms; John Morris, teams; Jim Purcell, door prizes; Ed Nestor and Mrs. James Ward, halftime and parade; Mrs. Jerry Sheppard and Mrs. Robert Lee, programs; the Optimist Club, refreshments; Kaye Bartlett, accommodations; and Hank Shaffer, publicity. . . There will also be discussion of the fall class schedule and enrollment. . .

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Public apathy is the primary cause of increased crime in Fayette County,” according to Fayette County Sheriff Donald L. Thompson. Thompson made the statement during the regular weekly meeting of the Washington C H. Rotary Club Tuesday night at the Sam Marting lodge, CCC Highway-W. The meeting was held at the Marting lodge since the Washington Country Club is closed for employe vacations. People don’t care or become in­ volved,” Thompson said. They don’t want to become a witness or serve on a jury. Thompson cited an ll per cent in­ crease in crime in Fayette County during a period from July 1,1974 to last July I. Thompson cited an ll per cent in­ crease in crime in Fayette County during a period from July 1,1974 to last Ju ly I. He said officers from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department and Washington C H. Police Department logged a total of 249 arrests on felony charges during the one-year period. He said 235 of those arrested were men.

Misdemeanor arrests totaled 819, according to the sheriff’s statistics. There were 1,197 traffic arrests made by the two law enforcement depart­ ments and 286 juvenile arrests. He said 66 juvenile girls were arrested during the period and the figure represented a sharp increase over the previous year.

The two law enforcement depart­ ments during the one-year period in­ vestigated 190 burglaries, 102 grand larceny incidents, 40 auto thefts, one shooting, six stabbings, 248 tavern disturbances and nine armed rob­ beries. The two departments received an overwhelming total of 52,675 calls which resulted in the investigation of 14,136 complaints. The departments also investigate a total of ap­ proximately 2,000 traffic accidents per year.

The county sheriff told Rotary Club members that some of the burglary and larceny reports were unfounded and were turned in for insurance benefit purposes.

Thompson also commented on the drug situation in Fayette County.

While not going into a greal deal of detail, Thompson reflected on the June 27 drug swoop here in which a total of 21 persons were arrested for illicit drug trafficking.

He said agents from the Ohio at­ torney general’s narcotics unit were used for the drug arrests because of a lack of manpower and funds in the two local law enforcement agencies, and

also because of the fact that the police officers and sheriff’s deputies are known locally. The sheriff stated that juries in the drug sale trials have done an ex­ ceptional job thus far. Five persons have been found guilty. Despite rumors circulating, the sheriff stated there are no major drug syndicates operating in Fayette County because the community is too close to Columbus and other large metropolitan areas. Thompson also commented that one of the contributing factors to the crime rate increase in Fayette County is the lack of manpower. The manpower at the sheriff’s department is not suf­ ficient,” he said in pointing out that the deputies have a total of 406 square miles of area to cover. He also commented on other problems being faced by law en­ forcement officers. Officers operate with the possibility of lawsuits being filed over their ac­ tions and the possibility of threats to them personally or to their families, he stated. The character of a law en­ forcement officer is constantly assaulted and they also suffer from social segregation,” he pointed out.

In pointing out that the law en­ forcement officer is under constant attack, the county sheriff cited an example of the Washington C.H. Police Department being criticized recently for having three officers in one cruiser. It was later pointed out that two of


the officers were not on duty and were volunteering their services.

Thompson summed up his address to the Rotary Club by saying, As long as we deal with crime with kidgloves and ignore the needs of the law abiding citizens, we will suffer. It’s time for the courts to stand up and be counted and let the criminal know where he stands.” The meeting was conducted by club vice president Dr. George Pommert and the program was arranged by Elton Rhoad.

City sewer issue

Reaction from Washington C.H. residents following the public meeting held Monday night on the proposed multi-million sewer system improvement protect indicates that a number of questions were left unanswered by City Council members and other experts in attendance. The proposal, as presented during Monday's meeting, will be perhaps one of the most costly protects ever undertaken by city officials. Since the proposed plan is so expensive and is protected over a 25-year financing period, it deserves thorough con­ sideration by City Council members before a final decision is reached. A hasty decision could be disastrous when considering such an important issue which will ultimately affect every Washington C.H. resident. Based on comment received over the past two days, concise and factual information should be presented to city residnets by Council members before a decision is made at the Sept. 24 meeting. W e are suggesting that the following questions be answered by Council members: 1. What requirements must Washington C.H. meet in order to comply with Ohio Environmental Protection Agency edicts9 2. What are the specific problems that must be corrected in the sewer system? 3. What are the specific problems that must be corrected with the actual sewage treatment process9 4. Are there any alternatives in meeting the problems dealt with in the above two questions? 5. Is there at present a health hazard to Washington C.H. residents due to the inadequate sewage treatment system9 6. lf there is an existing health hazard, what is its extent? 7. What are the penalties which could be imposed if the city does not meet EPA mandates? 8. W ill the proposed new sewage treatment system eliminate unpleasant odors now being experienced in the city? 9. What is the exact geographic area to be serviced by the new system? 10. Is Union Township, or any part of the township, included in the geographic area? 11. What will be the estimated yearly cost of the system taking into account operation of the present system, operation of the new system, debt service on the present system and debt retirement on the proposed system? 12. When does Council anticipate a new sewer rate schedule becoming effective? 13. What will be the estimated annual cost for the average Washington C.H. household if the proposed project is approved and

implemented? 14. What, if any, supplemental or alternative sources of funding have been considered or investigated by City Council to finance the proposed pro lect? 15. Can City Council commit the residents of Washington C.H. to funding the proposal without going to the polls9 16. Exactly what has been done by the city's consulting engineers to investigate the present sewage treatment facilities9

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Panel urges closing of four state hospitals

Kimmet new chairman

of board of elections

Richard P. Kimmet, 526 Rawlings St., was named chairman of the Fayette County Board of Elections during a reorganizational meeting held Tuesday night. Kimmet, a member of the county board of elections for the past three years, succeeds the late Milbourne W. Barney as chairman. He was elected chairman by a unanimous vote. Other members of the board of elections are Mrs. Charlene Cunningham, Mrs. Louise Rodgers and Elm er N. Reed. Kimmet, a Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad Co. freight representative in Washington C.H., is a member of the board of trustees of the new Southern State General and Technical College. A member of the board of trustees of Carnegie Public Library, Kimmet serves as president of the Fayette County Democrat Club. He is a past member of the Washington C H. City Planning Commission, a member of St. Colman’s Catholic Church, and a past grand knight of Colman Council,



Knights of Columbus. He is also a member of the Washington C.H. Lions Club. J

By R O BER T E. M ILLER Associated Press Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Gov. James A. Rhodes’ panel of business efficiency experts says Ohio should close four mental hospitals and two treatment centers at a savings of nearly $30 million a year. The recommendation came Tuesday in the third of six reports expected from the Governor’s Council on Cost Control. When all six are in, the council says it will have shown ways to save $216 million annually, realize a one time savings of $22.2 million, and raise addi­ tional revenue of $48.5 million annually. Thomas M. Cox Jr., vice president for administration, Owens Illinois, Inc., Toledo, briefed newsmen on recom­ mendations in the areas of education and health. He was the team leader” in that part of the study.

The Toledo businessman outlined a series of other cost saving moves that touched on the state’s primary and secondary school system, the Board of Regents, the state library, and the Commission on Aging. But it dealt mostly with mental health and mental retardation programs.

Cox said the council determined the need to close four of the state’s mental institutions is illustrated by a decline in resident populations during the past decade from 19,884 a decade ago to 9,805 today.

He said the choices of which hospitals to close was not firm, but that the council mentioned such state hospitals as Athens, Cambridge, Dayton, and Tiffin.” They would be phased out of operation over a period of six years.

Forensic treatment centers at Chillicothe and Junction City would be closed under another recommendation that cited excessive custodial costs. Closing those institutions would save $550,000 annually, Cox said.

The Toledoan said it was further suggested by the council that the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation’s plans to reopen Cleveland State Hospital should be scrapped. That recommendation was prompted, he said by a continuing decline in resident patients, the availability of other facilities, and the high fixed cost to operate the unit.”

With regard to the Board of Regents, Cox said the council considered asking that it be abolished as one of several al­ ternatives. But he said the council eventually decided it should be re­ evaluated with the idea it should be limited to its original purpose— development and implementation of longrange plans” for higher education. The regents came under fire from Rhodes last year during his election campaign on grounds it interfered ex­ cessively with operations of the state’s institutions of higher learning. Cox said the council’s investigation was limited to the board’s performance, and did not involve a study of the institutions themselves. In other scattered health and education areas, the council recom­ mended :

—Standardizing laundry and housekeeping functions of the state mental institutions, including reduced staffing and smaller food inventories, at a savings of $1.7 million a year.

—Instituting a work therapy program under which patients would receive pay and have it apply toward their cost of care.

—Increase the level of care in mental institutions ai a cost of $6 million,

adding 658 additional employes for this purpose by 1981.

—Changing school fiscal years to a calendar year basis, improving school districts’ cash flow.

—Rejecting a $300,000 federal grant for school bus driver training since &RAF¥<Tr 2-/7 lQ7&McNau«ht! ... ■>».-

Ohio already has an excellent program of this type.”

—Requiring commercial driving schools to offer courses in line with those in public schools to retain more students in the public schools to take their training there. The change would divert about $1 million more a year in state subsidies to the schools.

—Establishing a master plan for data processing for use in local school districts.

—Setting up a centralized system for the purchase of school textbooks, with schools still selecting their own text­ books.

—Returning $293,000 the state has left in a federal grant for tornado disaster relief, apparently not needed, in the Xenia area.

—Reducing the size and budget of the State Library. Based upon the library’s utilization of resources, it appears that funding has gone beyond a realistic level,” the council said.

It said the existing Commission on Aging should be made into a cabinet level to eliminate duplication of programs and improve the quality of care for the elderly.

Ohio cheated on natural gas?

WASHINGTON (AP) A member of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio questioned today whether his state is receiving its fair share of natural gas allocations compared with other states. David C. Sweet said Ohio depends on interstate pipelines for nearly 93 per cent of its natural gas, and the supply is being reduced each year. Meanwhile, 47 cent per cent of all of the country’s natural gas is sold and consumed in the seven major gas-producing states, he said. Sweet met with the Ohio con­ gressional delegation and rep­ resentatives of gas distribution and transmission companies and the Federal Power Commission (FPC ) to outline the crisis Ohio is facing this winter. Forty per cent of the fuel consumed by Ohio industry is natural gas,” Sweet said. It’s critical f tat Ohio receives

enough gas to keep Ohioans on the job.” Sweet said state officials will not stand by and let the severe gas cur­ tailment situation cause Ohio workers to lose their jobs because industry has to shut down.” He told the congressmen there are three things which can be done to meet the immediate crisis. Conserve residential gas supplies for use by in­ dustry, increase the production of intrastate gas through the PUCO- sponsored self-help” program and increase the interstate supply of gas to the state. Sweet endorsed a bill sponsored by Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, which would enable gas transmission companies serving Ohio to buy additional gas sup­ plies. The only alternative to prompt congressional action on the measure, Sweet said, is the new FPC provision

that enables individual companies to contract for gas and transport it to Ohio. He urged the congressmen to support legislation to create incentives for consumer installation of insulation and other energy-saving home im­ provements.

If half of the residential customers of Columbia Gas of Ohio installed proper insulation, Sweet said, 13.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas would be freed for industrial use this year. Sweet said the commission so far has received 20 applications to participate in its self-help program, which en­ courages private industry to find and drill gas wells in the state, with the industry keeping 75 per cent of the gas discovered, while supplying the other 25 per cent to the utility which tran­ sports the gas. v

Deaths, Funerals

Mis. Ova M. Daniel Bryan

Democrat Durkin posts big victory Noon Stock Q uotations

Mrs. Ova Muriel Daniel Bryan, 79, of 1181 Leesburg Ave., was pronounced dead on arrival at 9 p m Tuesday in Fayette M emorial Hospital. Born in G reencastle, Ind., she spent m ost of her life in Indiana and in Florida before moving to Washington C.H. two years ago. She was a charter m em ber of Business and Professional Women’s Club in G reencastle, Ind., and of the Methodist Church Surviving is a son, John C. Bryan of 22 Colonial Court; two grandchildren; and three sisters, Miss Ethel Daniel and Mrs. Sam P. Hanna, both of G reencastle, Ind., and Mrs, L A . Surface of Darlington, Ind. Private services will be held at 10:30 a m. Friday in the Doan and Mills Funeral Home in Richmond, Ind., with the Rev. John M. K irkpatrick of­ ficiating. Burial will be m ade in E arlham C em etery in Richmond, Ind. Local arrangem ents were m ade under the direction of the Gerstner- Kinzer Funeral Home.

Marion J. McClain

MOUNT STERLING - Services for Marion J McClain, 71, of 315 Sixth St., Washington C.H., will be held at 2 p m. Friday in the P orter Funeral Home, Mount Sterling, with the Rev. Carl Beard officiating. Mr. McClain died Tuesday in Greene Memorial Hospital, Xenia. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene, and a daughter, Mrs. Annabell Smith, both in 1974. Surviving are three sons, Donald of Columbus, Wayne of Washington C H., and George of Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Ruth) Havens of Washington C.H. and Mrs. G ary (Louise) Depugh of Mount Sterling; a half sister, Mrs. Ethel Ellis of Washington C H.; 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends m ay call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. W ednesday. Burial will be in Pleasant Cem etery. MRS. GOLDIE M. STUCKEY Services for Mrs. Goldie M Stuckey, 75, of 1299 N. Sixth St., were held at 10:30 a m. W ednesday in Christian Holiness Church. 426 S. Sixth St., with the Rev. Clarence H. Detty officiating. Mrs. Detty sang two hym ns and played the piano. Born in Vinton County, Mrs. Stuckey had resided in Fayette County most of her life. She died Sunday. P allbearers for burial in Washington Cem etery were Allen and David Burble, Theodore Cottrell, Jerry and Gene Ham by, Jim Whaley and George Brown. Burial was under the direction of the K irkpatrick Funeral Home, W ashington C.H.

MRS. MYRTLE B. BOBST Ser­ vices for Mrs. Myrtle B. Bobst, 83, of 317 Rose Ave., were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the G erstner-Kinzer Funeral Home with the Rev. E arl Russell officiating. Mrs. Bobst died Saturday. P allbearers for burial in Washington Cem etery w ere Robert, David, Ronald and John Forsha Jr., Mike Williams and Richard Hollar.

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Democrat John A. Durkin says his sm ashing victory in New H am pshire’s Senate runoff is a rejection of President Ford’s economic policies and a warning to Congress to get to work. We have sent a m essage to W ashington and I hope they listen,’’ the 39-year-old Durkin told jubilant sup­

porters in M anchester Tuesday night as his m argin over Republican Louis C. Wyman swelled past the 20,000-vote m ark. The com bative, w isecracking form er state insurance com m issioner, who will become the Senate’s 62nd D em ocrat, pledged, I am going to stand up, I am going to speak out and I am going to Delegates applaud economic accord

UNITED NATIONS, N Y (AP) - W estern delegates to the special economic session of the United Nations General Assembly say they are con­ vinced conciliation based on give-and- take is replacing the mood of con­ frontation between the rich and the poor nation^. They believe the final declaration the assem bly adopted unanimously on Tuesday to narrow the chasm between the two groups reflects recognition by the industrialized nations of the Third W orld’s dem ands for m ore power and realization by the developing nations that only through bargaining can they obtain the technical know-how and capital they need.

Jan Pronk, a Dutch cabinet m inister who helped draft the declaration, said the lengthy document was “a com ­ m itm ent to com m it something real and substantial in the very near future.” He said it was the first tim e in U.N. history that "serious. genuine negotiations” took place on economic issues. This is a clear signal that we are entering an era of a new inter­ national economic ord er,” he declared.

P ronk’s assessm ent was endorsed by Thom as O. Enders, U.S. assistant secretary of state for economic affairs, who said the special session “put the

rich and poor nations squarely on the path toward negotiations.” The session dealt with a wide range of economic issues including financing of Third World development, restructuring of investm ent and aid system s, food and agriculture, stream lining of the U.N. economic and trade agencies for greater efficiency and the creation of cartels among poorer nations to fix commodity prices. Two weeks of m arathon negotiations produced a 16-page declaration of in­ tent on developm ent and international cooperation, devoid of the in­ flam m atory language some radical countries of the Third World group insisted on until the last minute. Pronk paid tribute to the Third World group for "giving aw ay” some of their m ajor dem ands. Among these was the proposal to link the prices of the raw m aterials they export to the prices they pay for m anufactured im ports. The United States in turn offered to work for financial m achinery that would com pensate developing coun­ tries for losses they suffer whenever international prices for their m ajor exports drop seriously. The docum ent also directs U N. agencies to consider a Third World proposal for a system of buffer stocks, funded by the industrial powers, to stabilize prices. Employment outlook still disappointing

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Congressional Budget Office of the D em ocratic-controlled Congress and the Ford adm inistration agree that the outlook on unem ploym ent and inflation is disappointing. The budget office Tuesday issued an economic forecast projecting unem ­ ployment rem aining higher than 8 per cent this year and dropping only to a range of 6.9 to 7.6 per cent by the end of 1976. That com pared with the ad­ m inistration’s most recent forecast for a jobless rate of between 7 and 7.5 per cent by the end of 1976. The budget office said inflation likely will increase at a rate of 6 to 8 per cent during the rem ainder of this year. The adm inistration outlook is for a rate of 7 per cent that will continue into next spring. The budget office foresees sub­ stantial recovery from the recession at least until mid-1976, which com pares with the adm inistration’s outlook for 7

per cent economic growth through 1976. Alice Rivlin, the director of the congressonal budget office, warned that the recovery can not be expected to continue much longer than that on its own. To sustain the recovery som ething else has to happen m ore housing, m ore autom obile sales, m ore spending on capital goods,” she told newsmen. We don’t see that yet. We just don’t see the future clearly after mid-1976.” White House economist Alan Greenspan also said Tuesday that the economy is well along the road to recovery. He w arned that fiscal and m onetary restraint are necessary to prevent a return of high inflation. The congressional report w arned of possible dire consequences from im ­ m ediate lifting of price controls on dom estic oil and gasoline, should that occur. It said decontrol would add nearly 2 per cent to the general price level and could retard or even abort recovery.”

rock the boat in a responsible m anner until W ashington starts listening to the people again." The decisive Durkin victory cam e in the unprecedented rerun of the closest Senate election in the nation’s history and gave this once solidly Republican state two Dem ocratic senators for the first tim e since 1855. Both the turnout, m ore than 240,000, and the m argin of D urkin’s victory exceeded the preelection forecasts of both parties. Unofficial returns from all of the state’s 299 precincts gave Durkin 140,273 votes, or 54 per cent; Wyman 113,044, or 43 per cent; and Carm en Chimento of the American party 8,853, or 3 per cent. In the original election last November, three different tallies produced three different outcom es, with Durkin and Wyman each polling more than 110,000 votes and Chimento just 1,372. Feuding New Ham pshire Re­ publicans had united behind the 58- year-old Wyman, who noted that in addition President Ford had put his nam e on the line” by staging an 11- hour, 118-mile m otorcade through the southern part of the state in his behalf last Thursday. When the votes were tallied, however, Durkin had improved his showing just about everyw here, doubling his earlier m argins in the cities of M anchester and Portsm outh and dem onstrating increased strength in norm ally Republican towns. “The people have spoken,” said the disappointed W yman. I accept it in the spirit of the m ajority w ay.” He said he didn’t think New Ham shire voters would elect an organized labor candidate,” added he didn’t know why he had lost and declared the out­ come "indicates that next y ear’s general thrust of politics is going to be the left of center.” His cam paign m anager, California political consultant George Young, said the controversy over W ym an’s role in arranging a 1972 Nixon cam paign contribution by Ruth Farkas, now U.S. Am bassador to Luxem bourg, “had a chilling effect on W ym an’s cam paign.” J. Joseph G randm aison, the Nashua native who directed D urkin’s cam ­ paign, said the crucial factor w as that people wanted a change.” In the first Durkin-W yman contest, an unofficial 355-vote W yman m argin turned first into a 10-vote Durkin victory and then a two-vote Wyman trium ph. The Senate refused to seat either, investigated for seven m onths and then agreed to a new election after Durkin reversed his earlier position and called for one.

C offee B re a k

Collective bargaining bill veto urged

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Letters and phone calls asking Gov. Jam es A. Rhodes to veto the Democratic legislature’s public em ploye collective bargaining bill m ounted Tuesday to m ore than 400, aides said.

Frederick E. Mills, the governor’s assistant for legislative affairs, said Tuesday the office had received only 12 requests, mostly from labor unions, asking him to sign the proposed law. The bill establishes bargaining Fromme bail reduced

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Lynette A. From m e, wrapped in a hooded red robe, fought back tears as she pleaded from the witness stand for freedom to resum e the sim ple life” of a Charles Manson disciple. Miss From m e, charged with the attem pted assassination of President Ford, m ade a surprise witness stand appearance at a pretrial hearing Tuesday but failed to win release from jail. Instead, U.S. D istrict Court Judge Thom as J. M acBride reduced bail from a million to $350,000. Miss From m e’s

Ohio State opens earliest ever

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio State University began its 103rd year Tuesday, its earliest opening day in m ore than 50 years. A record num ber of students w ere believed on hand. University officials expected 49,825 students at its Columbus cam pus, m aking it the largest cam pus in the nation. An additional 4,000 were ex­ pected on regional cam puses. The opening date, two weeks ahead of last year, will move the end of fall classes up to Nov. 21. After three days of exam s and the autum n com ­ m encem ent Nov. 26, classes will close until Jan. 5.

We are deeply grateful and wish to thank the friends, relatives, neighbors and business associates for their sympathy, kindness, food and beautiful floral offerings at the death of our beloved husband, father and grandfather LLOYD SOWDERS. We are especially grateful to Dr. Robert Anderson, Rev. Ray Russell, Gerstner- Kinzer Funeral Home and to all who assisted in any way. Helen Sowders Mrs. Jam es A. Link and family Greg Sowders and family

room m ate, Sandra Good, conceded outside court, We don’t have that kind of m oney.” Miss From m e, her voice cracking with emotion, had asked to be set free on her word. Before the world at this tim e, my word to m yself or anybody is my life,” said the 26-year-old defendant. M acBride did modify a gag order imposed on all officils connected with the case to allow Miss From m e to speak freely with visitors, including reporters, as long as she doesn’t discuss the court case. M acBride is expected to rule Friday on a request by Miss From m e that she be perm itted to act as her own a torney. He indicated he might allow her to act as her own co-counsel, but only if a qualified attorney advises her on legal m atters. At F rid ay ’s hearing, Miss From m e is scheduled to enter a plea to the charge that she tried to kill Ford as he walked across Capitol P ark here on Sept. 5. A Secret Service agent said he w restled a loaded .45-caliber gun from her hand as she stood two feet from Ford.

procedures and repeals the strike- prohibiting Ferguson Act, except for police, firem en, and institutional guards. Rhodes received the bill from the legislature Monday m orning, but the 10-day countdown— during which he m ust act on the m easure—didn’t begin until Tuesday, the first full day it was in his possession. He m ust sign, veto, or let it become law without his signature by Sept. 20. Although m ajor labor groups, in­ cluding those representing public em ployes, said they would try to persuade Rhodes to sign the m easure, Mills said he knew of no such efforts as of Tuesday. Council 8 of the Am erican Federation of State, County, and Municipal Em ployes— which represents 35,000 public em ployes—said through its leaders it was confident” Rhodes would sign it. The Ohio AFL-CIO, which has about one million m em bers but m ost of them in the private sector, also is expected to prevail upon Rhodes to approve the legislation. There has been some speculation that the big union m ight seek to deal with Rhodes in return for its support of the governor’s four-part economic package on the sta te ’s November ballot. As yet, the AFL-CIO has not taken a form al position on the ballot issues. It is expected to take a position on them at a m eeting in Columbus a week from Friday.

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The public is invited to attend and contribute ideas for the football gam e or com m ent on the Community Education courses. . .

OPEN GYMNASIUM at the W ashington C.H. Middle School will begin Thursday and continue weekly for the next eight weeks. . . E lem entary students m ay use the facility from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m .; junior high and high school students from 7 :30 to 8:30 p.m .; and adults from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. . . Cost is 25 cents per per­ son. . .

DR. ABRAHAM K err of Cincinnati, who has been granted consulting staff privileges at Fayette Memorial Hospital is a specialist in urology, not neurology as reported in Tuesday’s Record-Herald . . .

Memos destroyed on CIA poisons?

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Ash) Oil 19* un Inger R 69* _ 1 * Scott Pap 14* *

Att Rich 93 _I IBM 178* - I * Sears 59* _ *

Babck W 18 I * int Harv 23* - * Shell Oil S3* ~ *

Bendix 38 I * jhn Man 19 V* * Singer Co, l l * + *

Beth stt 35* * Kaisr Al 28 - * Sou Pac 25* *

Chrysler IO* * Kresge 27* * Sperry R 36 —* *

Cities Sv 42* -t * Kroger 19V* ~ * St Brands 64* *

Col Gas 22*/% * LDF 15* * St Oil Cal 29* + *

Con N Gas 83* * Liq My 26* St Oil md 44* un

Cont Can 24* un Lyke Yng 13* un St Oil Ohio 68 un

Coop md 48* + * Mara O 47 * Star Drug 16 un

CPC intl 40* * Marcor Inc 23* - * Stu WOT 34 un

Crwn Zell 37* _ * Mead Cp 16* un Texaco 23* un

Curtiss Wr ll _ - * MinnMM 49* * Timkn 36* *

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Stock list turns mixed

NEW YORK (AP) Stocks were mixed today in a back and-forth session marked by some cautious bargain hunting after six sessions of sharp declines The Dow Jones average of 30 in­ dustrials, off nearly 45 points since a week ago Monday, had rebounded 2.04 to 797.7 by noon Unlay. But losers held a substantial edge on gainers in the over­ all on the New York Stock Exchange. Brokers said the market’s internal forces appeared to be working in favor of a rally, but buying interest was still inhibited by concern that inflation and high interest rates might cut short the developing economic recovery. Polaroid was the most active issue on the Big Board, down I at 30%. At the American Stock Exchange,