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   Lawton Constitution And Morning Press, The (Newspaper) - July 30, 1968, Lawton, Oklahoma                                _ _ i 400 Injured In Mexico City Disorders Bazooka, Bayonet Charge Routs Demonstrators MEXICO CITY (AP) A ua- nooka shell blasl and a bayonet charge by steel-helmeled police and paratroopers routed hun- dreds of young demonstrators early today from the Nalional University's No. 1 preparatory school, where they had held out against leaf gas in Mexico City's worst student disorders in 20 years. The bazooka shell tore through the wooden doors of the school to open the way for quell- ing the students, who had been rioting for nvore than five hours after demonstrations over the weekend. Army tanks backed up the government forces. Tlie disorders by dawn had left at least one student dead and nearly 400 seri- ously police said. It was esti- mated 300 were arrested. The stern counteralion could backfire, opening Hie way for wider participation by giving students a cause lo which al- most all might rally: violation of the university's traditional right to autonomy. The majority ol the city's stu- dents have so far not joined the outbreak, some voicing concern for the image such actions would give the world just three months before it is invited to at- tend the Olympic Games of a year Mexico has termed "The Year of Peace." Unlil the bazooka was fired, isolated groups of students from the eight main preparatory schools of the university had been rallying to little more than a charge of police brutality. This developed from police ac- tion in putting down lighting which broke out Friday night during a demonstration lo cele- brate the 15th anniversary of Fidel Castro's Cuban revolution- ary movement, an abortive al- tack at Santiago de Cuba in 19li3. Police blamed that demon- stration on Communist agita- tors. They said they arrested 76. They later singled out 16 of these, among them U.S, folk- singer Pete Seeger's daughter Mika, 20, as the hard core of ag- itators. The students, ranging from 14 to 18 years, were demanding the removal of Ihe chief of police and the commander of riot troops, charging their forces with brutality in putting down pro-Casli'o demonstrations last weekend. Some of the mob shouted anti-American slogans and called for another Vietnam in Lalin America. The evening of violence began with the theft of several buses and Ihe disruption of traffic throughout the city. A news pho- tographer from New Zealand was beaten and his camera sto- len. Sunn a mob of to youths surged loward the city's main riot police were waiting for them a block from the National Palace. The club-wielding police [timed back the students in quick order, ami about 50 young demonstrators were injured within five 'minules. About an hour later, several Ihousand youngsters regrouped near Ihe old national university off (lie main square. They took possession of rooftops and pelt- ed police with stones and gaso- line-filled bodies. Down on the street, they tried breaking into some gun shops and set buses ablaze. Shortly before 1 a.m., federal paratroopers in full comhal gear and with drawn bayonets converged on the national uni- versity preparatory school where many demonstrators had holed up. The troopers fired a bazooka shell through the heavy wooden doors of Ihe school building and hegan dragging out sludenls. Some students were slashed by bayonets. The preparatory school is part nf Ihe national university which is supposed lo be off limits lo and federal troops. The Iroops' invasion of Ihe school could have political repercus- sions. Pi-esident Gustavo Diaz was out of the city, but a spokesman said he was being kepi informed of developments. The National Palace, which houses the presidential offices, and a -ID-block area around it were sealed olf by more para- troopers and army tanks. The wave oi violence began Friday afternoon when sl'jdeiUs gathered to celebrate the 151V. anniversary of tlie si-art of P'idcl Castro's revolution. Some students battle: with po- lice. Sludcnis held anotircr demon- stration the next day charging police brutality. Police arrested 7li persons, inckidinp. Mika See- ger, 20, daughter of American folk singer Pelt; Saeger. Miss Sccger is still held in l.ccumber- iii Prison. Vol. 66 No. 118 In Cochise County The Dispatch Cochise County's Major Daily Newspaper Dousrlas, Arizona, Tuesday Afternoon, July 19G8 ____________ 10 Cents 8 Paces Plug [nserl' Sheriff Will son Say He Will Investigate Qne-Ar Uy CAUOLYN WOODAHD Dispatch Staff Writer Cochise Counly Sheriff T.J. (Jim) Willson, labeled Ihe at- lack on slot machines here "a smear campaign." ''It's election time. Some- body's just trying lo smear conlinued Ihe lawman. don't have any idea who or what's in- volved." The sheriff, who himself is Deddens Hears Criminal Cases By NATALIE DENNEY Dispatch Bisbce Correspondent In ttie absence of Judge Lloyd C. Helm of Cochise County Su- it candidaic for re-election, says the letter beimj sent by Ihe Governor musl have been mail- ed today. He had not received it at noon Tuesday. "But we'll start an investiga- tion immediately to see what we can dig up." he said in compliance lo Williams' request for an investigation anil report hy August 12. "We'll certainly conform and comply with his add- ed the sheriff. At the same time he pointed j out that Cochise County was j the court noted thai there had [presently being singled null been no violence involved in ar.yj while six months ago, when of the cases. The sentence was slots were reported in Ihe slate, to begin as of July 8, 1968. several olher counties were al- cn fingered. "The same allegations were made in these olher counties. I wonder what's being done ab- 1 Czech-Soviet Meeting Place perior Court, Judge Anthony T.I James Whitney, court-appoint- r-i u___ ill nf tl.a rri. fnii.icnl I Riirrnll Deddens handled all of the cri-j ed counsel for Dennis -I. Burrell, minal cases Monday. j filed a motion for a preliminary Charles D. Spoule, 21, and hearing. The youlii laces seven Norman Gould, '11, of Sierra Vis-j counts stemming from his alleg-j oul asked the sheriff, ta, pleaded guilly to charges of i ed participation with James- Asked if he was aware of possession of marijuana. in [lie laking of an Ari-1 slots being in any privale Judge Deddens set (he limeizona Highway Pairoi car and j clubs or bars in llic counly, llic [or sentencing as August 5, in: patrolman in Willcox and the sheriff said: j both cases. i high speed chase which follow- "I've never had any com Donna A. Rogers of Sisrra Vis-1 eil. Burrell spent some time in plaints. We hear rumors, bill ta who is also charged with Tucson Medical Center after you can't make arrests on rn session ol marijuana, failed lo I having been wounded by Deputy mors any more than you ar appear in courL Sheriff Glen Robbs ai the end rest someone on the report of Deputy County Attorney Royi of Hie attempt to flee in Ihe pa- i involvement in a theft." Skaggs (old Hie court that lie! trol car. Robbs fired a shotgun j Responsibility for policing the believed service of the papers j blast into Ihe car, striking Bur- i alleged slot machines was piac- had not yet been made on Missl rell in Ihe chest. ed squarely wilh county officials Rogers. The case was continu-' by Assistant Attorney Gen. ed to August 12. August 27 was set as Ihe dale: Terry Pierce. James Marsell pleaded guilty! for a Irial for Michael Smith ofj The Dispatch was told Mon-, lo charges of burglary in ihe j Douglas, who is charged wilh I day by Cochise Counly Allor-jlary daytime. Marsell's altnrney Eel grand [heft. LaSambra of Sierra Vista ask-i ed for leniency for his client be-..... cause he said he felt the young man could be rehabilitated. .Judge Deddens noled thai Marsell has a past record. He also asked if restitution has been made to Dominick's Sleak House in Sierra Visia. When he found that the arrangemenls for re- turn of an undisclosed amount of money had nol been made, j Judge Deddens conlinued the Railwny station iti Cicnui, Czechoslovakia near llic border with llic Soviet Union is Ihe Hireling place is'hurc Orcli and Soviet Cnm- miinisl leaders me I fo discuss Ihe lilieraliza- lion o[ Czcr hcislrtvakian communism. (AP Wirephoto via caliic from Prague) PHOENIX (AP) Gov. Jack! Williams today sent a letter lo Sheriff T. J. Willson asking that he investigate reports of gam- bling in Cochise County and to inform Ihe governor officially "of the results of your investi- gation no later than Aug. J2." Tlie Republican governor called a news conference lo go over the history of the contro- versy which flared anew last week. A series of articles in the Arizona Republic charged Ihere was gambling in Cochise Counly laverns and fraternal clubs. The articles quoted tiie superintend-1 eni of the slate liquor depart- ment, Col. Harold Moore, as saying he would not raid the clubs. Williams said today that he fell enforcement of the gam- bling law is up to local officers and not the responsibility of the liquor department, Bui, the governor said: "If further investigation should de- velop evidence to indicate lhal local law agencies cannot or will nol enforce the ii local enforcement, has in fact, broken down, I will employ all of (lie powers delegated by the statute of the governor's office to assure the laws are properly and reasonably enforced in ev- j ery area of our slale." Williams, In answer In ques- tions, conceded he wasn't cer- lain eyaclly how far such powers might go. He said that if the sheriff did not reporl by Aug. 12 as request- ed, the matter would be turned over lo Ihe attorney general for invesigalion. Here is the text of Ihe letter Williams sent to Willson and Cochise County Attorney Rich- ard Riley: "Repeated reports of lite, op- eralion of slot machines and olltsr gaming devices in your counly require positive action. "In December 19C7 this office advised you of allegations that slot machines were being oper- ated in Cochise County. I re- quested then lhal you make full and careful invesligation and report your findings (o me. "On Jan. this office received a communication from Sheriff Willson stating thai no com- plaints oi slot machine oper- ation had been registered in his office and thanking me for the information contained in my letter. Sheriff Willson staled further lhal: "An individual cannot be brought lo court solely upon another's accusalions. In the particular instance of slot ma- chines, will necessitate the com- I (Conlinued on Page Eight) PRAGUE (AP) Soviet a il-- "Soviet Army slafl which is op-i a Clen. Mayorov, and oth- er Soviet officers "to exchange rnitvojncnls anri a re ha! a Czechoslovak general case for one week, to allow lime] In plan for restitution. j Sentencing of James 11. Mur-j ray was continued tit Wcdncs-1 fj day. Judge Deddens said lhal! 8 he wanted lo know what dispo- silion the service will lake with Murray if Ihe youth is given probation. Murrray is represent- ed by Uichard Winkler of Doug- las. A two to three year term in Ihe Arizona Stale Penitentiary was meled out to Calvin T. Bel- lis, who had pleaded guilly lo burglary in Ihe night-time. Bel- lis at Ihe time of his plea, re- fused court-appointed counsel, and (old the court he just want- ed lo get it over with. r.ey Richard J. Riley that state, I i q n o r enforcement !o lib.T should make the arresls when i cr.urse had mci and if Ihey see offenses. He! Russian staff officlrs drew at- i pointed out (hat the agents are i also peace officers. Pierce saidlhey arc !rv- crating on our lerrilory." Prace said Kodaj and other Czechoslovak officers met with Ihe chief of the Soviet Army views on the present situation." "Counterrevolutionary" was the chief charge made against (he Czechoslovak party leader- ship by the Soviet Union, East Germany, Poland, Bulgaria and Hungary at a meeting saw early this month. There was no new word today on the talks between the Soviet and political lead- n War-jers which began Monday close to the Soviet border. Icnlinn as (he Comn imisl IcaJ-j CTS ol I-'iafiuc and .Moscow h.ji.! lite second '.nceiirtji of tlif.ir: to avoid making llic liquor, showdwn conference foday. a "super ppliceman" and I Im'oriiaed sources in Warsaw reluming law enforcement toi substantial Soviet c.jni'jai local control. and supply equipment hail been Does the sheriff ever go into Keen on (he move in a city lo make an arrest where jsu.cc Sunday, some neaderlj municipal authorities have ovcr-'scuth in :hc direction of i looked [he "one armed ban-; Slovakia. "We wouldn'l raid (he place As me surmnil meeting who Properly lax rales in Hua cily, chuca Cily may be expected toi city is not grow of the-1 increase 74 cents over lasl Lack of an a asked "why ing.'' itdcquute school the be held, it was reported by Police Chief Loving Colman without first notifying Ihe city's; Soviet Politburo and llic Cucc'no- the City Council has been Willson replied. "After i Slovak presidium on at informed. would need .ind warn iCicrna, iliii Prague 'iv.de uninrj The new rate be Monday, record of Beftis admitted a past offenses, but i their cooperailon. They help us a Prace said assessed valuation, I lot in (he county and we want lo Samuti ivjdaj, who warnsd which is an Increase of 74 cents 'maintain Ihis good relation- j lv tnis mof'tli against "conn over last year's ship." i revolutionary had! A tenlative valuation, lo be He added that the counly law- met Monday at liie Slovak lowr.i made final Aug. 12, gives Ihe men only enter a cily on Slremo, 150 miles northwest city of property tax IN THE RING Governor Ronald Reagan tells newsmen in Sacramento, Calif., that he intends to have his name placed rn nomination as a Re- puhlicart presidential candidate. system has "stymied Ihe city's replied Mayor Mor- ion Milliken. He pointed lo the city'.s absence ol a complete school system through (ha j cighfh grade. n.lr following a procedures meeting with Civil Defense Director Joe Mayer. Mrs. Reese Hospitalized Following Wreck Mrs. Evelyn A. Reese, 1464 Fourteen! SI. was admit- ted to (he Douglas Hospital with minor injuries Mowing a Iwo-car accident occurring in Ills 8M block of Ninth at p.m. Monday. The car she was driving col- arrest il called in lo assisl." of Cierna, with "Sovit "But if we have evidence, you! army which is base. Last year's was 'Assessments will be made we'll make said en our territory." [Aug. S, one week after adopiion i of a lirm budget for the Finally, the sheriff suggested! Meanwhile, (he trade tmionl according to City Clerk how awkward it is for a uni-i newspaper Prace reported that I Gonzales. Routes have been assigned and Ihe people of Huachuca City will be shuttled Ihrougli lie added thai an occasional the North Gale of Fl. lluachu- inquiry is made by a potential) ca to ccrlain shelters sel for business firm about locating in them, the cily but (hat he could nol lided with one driven by Man- uel A. Ninetcenlii St., when he attempted to make a left turn, according (o police. tell them Ihere is a big market there when lluachuca citizens Weather go lo Sierra Visia to shop. Lee] The mayor lamented formed deputy club unnoticed. to go inlo aiGen. Samuel Kodaj, who! Attending Ihe meeting were We sure can't get in the back or front doors without being seen, and we're all known." warned early this month against "counterrevolutionary" tenden- cies in the country, met at Strecno, in Slovakia, with the Mrs. Margarella Miller of Tuc- son and L.C. Neville of Sierra Visia, joinl absentee owners of the "apalhy of property owners lo group together and put pres sure where it is needed." In late December, a full-scale lest evacuation of the Iltiachu- undevcloped property in t h e ca Cily-Sierra Vista area will gency. He explained lhal as much as 30 minutes might he required to plot the course of the missile to identify the target, and con- setnicnlly, if this area should be attacked, there might be only 15 minutes in which to evacuate. The drill is geared to aid in case of a real cmer COCHISE COUNTY Conti- nued cloudy through Wednesday. N'ot much change in lempera ture, Douglas Flagstaff Grand Canyon Phoenix Tucson Yuma Max. Min. 86 77 77 100 92 102 56 50 31 74 85   

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