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   Thomasville Times Enterprise (Newspaper) - January 11, 1971, Thomasville, Georgia                                 Future of Public Education? Wilson Tells His Side  "See Story on Page 12  VOL. LXXXII—N0.9  tEL. 226-2400 — P.O. Box 650  THOMASVILLE. GEORGIA 31792 MONDAY AFTERNOON, JANUARY 11, 1971  12 PAGES  "'"suN^îf" lOç; PER COPY  NEWS BRIEPS  Í f • t  Court Rejects H offa Appeal  WASHINGTON (AP)—James R. Hoffa, once amonji the nation's most powerful union leaders, faces up to an additiunal five years in federal prison following Supreme Court rejection today of an appeal from his 1964 pension fraud conviction.  The 57-yeai--old Teamsters Union president, sei'ving an eight-year sentence for jury tampering, lost his third attempt in the court to avert a new jail term.  The appeal, signed by five lawyers, said 12 constitutional questions worthy of a court hearing arise from Hoffa's conviction in Chicago on charges of fraudulently obtaining loans from the Teamsters pension fund.  But the court, on a 7-0 vote and without comment, turned the appeal down.  Army Probes Gl Disturbance  SAIGON (AP) — The U. S. Army is in-^ estigating a disturbance outside an enlisted ■nan's club Saturday night during which a "ragmentation grenade injured 29 U. S. soldiers.  of the GTs were hospitalized, one in a serious condition. Military sources said it had not been determined whether the grenade was 'hrown or was dropped and exploded by accident. The disturbance occurred at Tuy Hoa, .1. U. S. base on the central coast 240 miles :^crtheast of Saigon.  General Assembly Meets With Battle Lines Drawn  Okinawans Protest Gas Movement  NAHA, Okinawa (AP)—About 2i)0 Okinawans protesting the movement of deadly mustard gas across their island were driven ba6k early today from two U. S. bases. The demonstrators attacked some hours after American authorities announced a two-day delay in the start of transfer of the gas from storage on Okinawa to Johnston island, in the mid-Pacific. More than 100 demonstrators armed with rocks and bamboo poles tried to force their way into a compound in Chibana where some of the gas is stored.  4 Charged in Albany Robbery  ALBANY, Ga. (AP)—Police have charged four men with armed robbery following the holdup of a Grant's department store here. The n.en were identified as Thomas Marion Austin, 27, Johnny Gibson, 25, and Grover Cleveland Parson, 29, all of Columbus, and Jimmy D. Hall, 34, of Albany. They were captured Saturday  only minutes after three men armed with.....  pistols robbed the bookkeeping office of $762. The money was recovered, police said.  Gambrell To Fill Demo Vacancies  ATLANTA, Ga. (AP)—Georgia Democratic party Chairman David Gambrell says that he will select 50 persons to fill the remaining vacancies on the party's executive committee "within the next 30 days." The Democrats, through various conventions, already have chosen 174 members of the 224-man executive committee. The latest convention occurred last Saturday, when Democrats meeting in Georgia's ten congressional districts elected 40 members to serve on the committee.  TSr  Army Concludes Medina Hearings  FT. McPHERSON, Ga. (AP)—The Army has concluded closed hearings that will determine whethei- Capt. Ernest Medina will be court-martialed on charges that include being responsible for any civilian deaths at My Lai. Medina, his lawyers and four foi-mer members of Charlie Company appeared. Ten fomer Charlie Company soldiers testified Saturday when the hearing began. jMedina made no comment to newsmen during hearing recesses but his chief military lawyer, Capt. Mark Kadish, told re-' porters Sunday there will be no decision soon on whether Medina will be tried.  Fashion Designer Coco Chanel Dies  PARIS (AP)—Fashion leaders on both sides of the Atlantic paid tribute today to Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, the -most influential dress designer of the 20th Century, who died Siinday night at her suite in the Ritz. She was 87. Chanel "changed fashion more than any other designer,", said Norman Norell, the dean of American designers. "She's the one who made women' comfortable . . . There may be other designers who made more beautiful clothes, but she had the most influence."  FOGGY  Foggy and warmer today.  DETAILS—PAGE .=i  Carter  Support  Strong  ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) - The 1971 Georgia General Assembly convened today with battle lines already drawn between Gov. Lester Maddox and Gov.-elect Jimmy Carter over two of Carter's prime legislative proposals.  (Maddox announced on the eve of the new session he will opi)ose Carter s governmental reorganization bill unless it is amended to give lawmakers more time for studying Sipecific reorganization proposals'. He also said he is o(pposed to a 2 cents increase in the state motor fuel tax, which has Carter's strong backing.  Less than an hour before the House and Senate convened, Carter had little to say about Maddox's possible opposition.  "I prefer the legislation the way its drawn. It's been ■worked out with the help of the Senate and House policy committees," said the governor-elect.  "I'd ibe eager to show (it to legislators) and consult with legislative leaders, including Gov. Maddox, throughout the year."  Carter declined to predict that the measure would pass over Maddox's objections, but said, "From the indications I have, senators are overwhelmingly in favor of it. Debate on specific wording is a prerogative of the General Assembly."  Maddox, who surrenders the governor's office to Carter Tuesday, will be the state's lieutenant governor and the presiding officer of the stale Senate.  He has clashed previously with Carter ovCT a legislative m^atter — the election of a Senate president pro tempore — and many legislators have said privately and publicly they believe an extended fight between the two is inevitible.  Carter called the reorganization bill "the most important thing that is going to be proposed in the legislature."  The measure was to be expedited in the House, where a relaxation of rules allowed its introduction today.  Legislators regard the bill as one of the three top items anticipated during the 45-day session. A record $1.25 billion budget recommendation and Carter's proposals to revise the state income tax, add additional luxury taxes and remove some sales tax exemptions are the other items.  Carter will be inaugurated Tuesday. The State of the State message is Thursday and his budget address Friday.  Maddox said in an interview he opposes the reorganization 'bill, designed to slash the tangle of state departments and agencies, because it provides that the legislature act within 10 days of receiving Charter's recommendations or they become laws.  The bill, which bears the signatures of the ranking Democratic leadership in the Hoaise,  Legislators See Money As Big Issue  'Royal' Ride  ATLANTA — Governor-elect Jimmy Carter, (L) with~the help of  secretary Jodi Powell, provide a "royal" ride for the youngest in the Carter family, Amy, 3, as the newly elected first family moved into the Goventor'^s mansion herer~ -- ^ -  Three-Day Uruguay  Silence Rebels  Ends Strike  IMONTEIVIDEO, Uruguay (AiP) — The Tupamaro urban guerrillas assassinated a detective today and challenged the government to negotiate the release of kidnaped British Ambassador (Jeoffrey Jackson.  Several Tupamaros opened fire with .4S-caliber pistols as detective Jose Leandro Villalba left a bar, police reported. Villalba, off duty, was killed instantly. A note left by the Tupamaros said: "This is how an informer is paid."  Villalba was the 11th policeman killed by Tupamaros since 1966.  Breaking a three-day silence,  the Tupamaros announced Sunday night that the British am-ibassador, kidnaped on Friday, arid U.S. agronomist Claude L. Fly and a kidnaped Brazilian diplomat were "in perfect state of health."  In a commimique to several Montevideo newspapers, the leftist rebels called on the government "to reconsider its refusal to n^otiate" the release of Fly arid Brazilian Consul Aloysio Dias Gomide, their captives for five months, and British Ambassador (Jeoffrey Jackson, who was kidnaped on Friday.  The message came as the  authorizes Carter to implement LA PAZ, -Bolivia (AP) — A  reorganization of.....non-Con- group of army officers seized  stitutional departments imme- the armed forces headquarters  diately and allows him to plan in La Paz early today in rebel-  — subject to legislative veto — lion against Bolivia's three-  changes in Constitutional of- month-old leftist military re-  iices. girne. A few hours later Presi-  ^—-----jygj, josg Torres an-  IklClfM" nounced the -evolt had been  . . . crushed.  Abby 5 I" ^ broadcast to the nation,  Crossword..... . . . . . . . . 4 Gen. Torres said some leaders  Comics ................... 5 of the coup had taken refuge in  Editorials..................4 foreign embassies—chiefly in  Horoscope —............ 4 the embassy of Peru. The lead-  •■••............... 3 ers were described as mostly  KSL - V - - ---- -- 1 young officers. Torres called  Sport.^ .................8-9 right-wingers and reac-  Want Ads '............. n tionary subversives.  Weather .................. 5 In thè èarly .hours, the rebels  Women's News .......... 2-3 announced they were acting to  Bolivia Crushes Revolt by Army  keep Bolivia from being deliv-riali  ered to "another imperialism as dismal as that of North America." Thty did not identify it.  Torres assured tiK nation that a state of normality had been restored and urged woriiers to report to their jobs as usual.  Early in the revolt, Col. Jorge Sanchez, a rebel ' spokesman, claimed several top loyalist officers at military headquarters had been, seized by the rebels, including the army commander, Gen. Luis Reque Teran.  Shortly afterward a government spokesman termed the situation at that time dangerous but said loyalist troops had the headquarters surrovmdcd and could move in at any time.  Legislative Commission, which acts for Congress when it is not in session, was considering a request by President Jorge Pacheco Areco for a 90-day suspension of civil liberties to help in the search for the captives.  The Tupamaro communique said the rebels were withdrawing their offer to release Fly, 65, of Fort Collins, Colo., if Montevideo's newspapers published an antigovernment proclamation. No new ransom demand was made. The government refused to authorize the publication, although one newspaper published the manifesto last week.  Another Tupamaro offer, to release the Brazilian consul for $1 million ransom, expires today. Dias Gomide's wife has been trying to raise the money but apparently has not succeeded. A local newspa^r said a telephone caller idenüfying himself as a Tupamaro said the consul would, be turned over to Brazilian guerrillas if the money was not paid.  The rebel communique set no demands for. the release of the 55-year-old British ambassador beyond asking the government to negotiate.  Bloodmobile Sets Visit Tomorrow  The Thomas County Blood> mobile will visit here Tuesday.  The unit will be at St. Thomas Episcopal Church: from 1:30 p.m. to 6i30 p.m. This month's quota is 125 pints, Bloodmobile Chairman Tom Faircloth said.  Gallon chib members for December are Rudolph ScuUey and Willie Gordon.  By ROY TREFFTZS (Money is the big issue before the 131st General Assembly which opened today in Atlanta, Thomas County's three legislators agreed in telephone coo-versations shortly before noon today with the Times-Enterprise.  The three are J. W. (Jim) Keyton of Tbomasville and Henry Russell Jr. of Boston, the county's two representatives, and young Michael Herndon, of Tbomasville, the youngest and newest state senator.  Russell, an eager and enthusiastic representative, said on the phone:  "There's just a lot ef ba<^-slapping going on right now, but most of the talk is centered around Uie gas tax increase proposal.  "I'm against it until they can come up with some concrete plans on bow it can be spent."  Keyton said on the phone from the General Assembly that he expected the first order of business to be the reorganization bill.  "Every^y is in a good humor, it looks like we are going to have a good session and accomplish a great deal which needs to be done in every^^ field. However, everybody's mind^eems to be on taxes."  Heindon, a novice in the Senate, said he was awesome of his responsibility to the people of his three-county district — Thomas^ Grady and Mitchell. ^ will ^ everything in my ■'l^ier said.  "I am an advocate of the two-cent increase in the gasoline tax provided the bill assures our area of its fair share of the income so that we can four-lane Highway 19 and improve Highway 84," be said.  "It is going to be a serious and productive session. I am in favor of reorganization and consolidation of government agencies to cut down on costs. I hope we will be able to hold the line on ad valorem  AREA DEATHS  Barrett, Eather Andrew Cartrette, Crystal Hope McCall, Preston Musgrovc, iVIr.3. Majorie M. Walker, Charlie  —Page 6  (property) taxes and find other sources of revenue," Hemdon said.  The three le^gislators representing Tbomasville and Thomas County said they fdt this session's efforts w^ be centered in three ifields — reorganization, taxes and reapportionment but the latter may be delayed until later.  Other legislators gathered in Atlanta today made comment« in the same vein.  "I think the most injportant thing before the legislature is the incoming governor's proposal for reorganization," said Sen. Robert A. Rowan d Enigma. "But I'm interested to (Continued on page 6, Col. 6)  Poseidon  Missiles  Delayed  WASHINGTON (AP) - Navy plans to deploy the first multiple warhead Poseidon missiles this month have been set back by problems on the production liie—perhaps until spring.  "We expect a delay of a few months," the Navy said when asked the status of the advanced submarine-launched long-range missile. . Navy sources; indicated -the , first patrols of submarines car^ rying Poseidon missiles may aot start until middle or late spring.  Tw.. Polaris missile subs, the Daniel Boone and the James Madison, have been converted to mount the bigger, twice-as-accurate Poseidon. Each sub will be able to hurl 16 Poseidon missiles, and each missile will bear 10 warheads that can be aimed at separate targets.  The Navy blamed the deployment setback on "problems frequently associated with the initial production of a new weapons system." The difficulties— which were not set forth—have delayed assembly of the missiles.  The Air Force got a head start on the Navy by ujstalling its first Minuteman III ICBMs, each armed with three multiple (Continued on page 6, Col. 4)  Supreme Court To Hear Muhammad All's Appeal  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court granted a hearing today to heavyweight fighter Muhammad All on his claim that he was entitled to exemption from the draft as a religious conscientious objector.  The court decision announced in a brief order, clears the way for Ali's fight in March with Joe Frazier for the heavyweight boxing championship.  AU, also known as Cassius (Jlay, was convicted years ago for refusing induction into the Army. He claimed he entitled to an exemption as a Muslim minister.  His conviction carried a five-year sentence, and boxing officials stripped him of the title he had won from Sonny Liston.  Had the court turned down Ali's appeal it would have been highly unlikely that the figlit with Frazier would have been held. , :  The bout, scheduled for New  York City on March 8, will be the richest in history. Ali made a fight comeback last October scoring a technical knockout over Jerry Quarry and continued with a victory in December over Oscar Bonavena.  In the appeal, Ali's lawyers claimed government wiretappers listened in on his private telephone conversations. The appeal also challenged the validity of orders'from what Ali called a "lilywhite" Selective Service System.  But, in granting review, the -court limited its consideration to the single point whether the government was wrong in characterizing Ali's objections to Army duty as "political and racial" rather than "religious."  Ali is a Negro.  The hearing will he held St .? date to be fixed in a tew months. The most likely prospect is in April   

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