Greenfield Recorder, September 14, 1971

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Greenfield Recorder (Newspaper) - September 14, 1971, Greenfield, Massachusetts * / 179th Year—No. 216 Greenfield, Malssachusetts^-Tuesday, September 14,1971 21 Pages i 10 Cents V Sci'tiiins ] ■• . ; Calm Dawn Over Attica An Attiga State Prison guard quietly walks his post in main gate tower as dawn breaks Tuesday. Flag in foreground hangs lii;nply in cold rain. It hangs at half-staff as it has since the first guard died Saturday in a prison riot that ended with,a total of 40 persons dead and many more injured.—AP Wirephoto. h' Vpke^Schòol Planners Decide Action Course By IRMARIBJONES suggested that the infinite time- Recorder Staff table would be the first job of a The •Regional . Vocationarsteering commTttee. School' Plajjning Committee "The agreement, is the im- expect§ to have an agreèment to portant part of our_work,".said ,fòrm a distnict ready for action at wiiiiam J. Powers :of Montague, 1972 town meetings in Franklin "It a town agrees to join , the re- ' County and Athol; ' gioq, it might vote againsLthe ac- RokìHpc thic tpntativp Hopiijimr ' tiinl srhrml hut if thp nfhpr tnwnf; accepted the agreement will have to go along with the building of the new school." He explained that the agreement can be written just this way to prevent the break-up of the district if one or two towns vote against construction. This had nnt hppn the rasp with thp dpfnnct Tear Gas ® Makes 200 Surrender By RICHARD SHAFER Associated. Press Writer BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) -About 200 inmates barricaded themselves in the City Jail cafeteria today and police forced them out with tear gas. Thé men were returned to their cells. No injuries were reported. The uprising occurred just one day after a rebellion was put down at a state prison in Attica,^N.Y., wHere 37 persons were killed. Inmates there had held 38 persons hostage since Thursday. According to Baltimore police, inmates took possession of the cafeteria about 7:15 and refused to come out. Police said they moved in with tear gas about one^ hour later. Some 50 police said the inmates had no hostages. The City Jail has a predominantly black population of 1,200 inmates. Police reportedly pulled back within two hours after the uprising began. "Everything is secure here," reported a prison official at 9 a.m. Prison officials and city _ police never deemed the situation important enough to notify state officials. Howard B. Parks, deputy warden at City Jail, said the uprising was "a follow up" to the Attica uprising. "To my knowledge the only cause was the thing in Attica," Parks said. "It's a wonder iVs not more widespread throughout,the country.". -' 'm&'discourûed if^eciiktion that the uprising was stirred by militant forces. "There's not a strong militant force in the jail," Parks said. "Or if there is, I haven't fplt it " Prisoners' Defenders On Scene SPEARS TAKEN FROM REBELUOUS PRISONERS — Attica State Prison Guards show some of the sharpened spears they took from prisoners Monday after storming a cellblock held by them. The prisoners held 38 persons hostage for five days. —AP Wirephoto. Prison Reform Stalled w. imo uáCiSlOn luai suiiuui, DUI u Ule ULiiei luwiis iiuL uceij iiic uaac Willi UIC uciuiiLMcGpvern Attacked neglected in the .state legislature," Rep. Healy said. "There seems to be a lack of interest in reform legislation and 14 legislative oversight of the Department oV Correction. It's a low priority item on Beacon Hill, possibly because inrnatPQ rton't vntp " : ¿y NEIL......... Recorder Staff BOSTON — The Massachusetts legislature has been unresponsive to efforts ti) reform Massachusetts prisons and cor rectional procedures. Rep. Jona than L. Healy, R-Charlemont, said today. Rep. Healy, a member of the " legiglaUve- Spci^il Welfare Committee, and chairman of a ' SDecial 'Rebiiblirari' fpadPrshin administratively by the Department of Corrections. He was scheduled to. meet with newty named Secretary of Human Services Peter Gcrldmark • today . to discuss ____J, ...... ..........p...,.----- possible changes in liepartment ha<; vi.qiftil state Dri.qons. sfatp'of ' Torrprtinn ' administratlvp Healv. a first-term legislator-. were ajiproved IVIohday for oi"" ganization of the planning committee.. An informal give-and-take perio(i tielped the committee iron out other inatters of concern. Near the close of the meeting, C0iinty' Comm. Thomas W. Merrigan, a guest, spoke emphatically about the importance of the committee setting goals, objectives and a fiTriofrihip nc quickly, as possible, Ky HI« DcFOIlKSr and 1 ' ■ HHIA\ KI.\(; ATTICA, N.Y. (AP) - Officials sc'l about the task of putting Allien Slate Prison in order, today after bloody clashes in which a battery of peace officers and National Guardsmen was pitted against the baseball bats, knives and gasoline bombs of rebellious inmates. Thirty-seven men died. Niiie of the dead were hos; tagcs-part of the group of 38 guards and prison employes held for four days by the convicts inside the prison walls. It was a dark, rainy but quiet day today in this western New York village where the sound ^f gunshots, helicopters and exploding tear gas grenades were heard Monday. Officials were trying to identify the dead inmates, piece together an account of what led to the bloodshed, and put the prison system back on its routine. Relieving guards and other personnel who had been on extra duty during the long hours of trouble, securing adequate supplies and prepariTfg meals were priority considerations, they said. But state officials were faced early in the day with a federal court order forbidding them from interrogating any of the subdued inmates until attorneys could counsel with them. U.S. District Court Judge John Cur.tain scheduliid a hearing on his order, which also instructed prison officials to ad- penolog\' medical care being giyen While" pointing to legislative i!'-'"'"?'^ P"®?"®''?;. Attorneys for inaction, Healv maintained that vvithheld comment un^ maior reforrrm can hP in^ti'tutod the hearing later in the day state correction officers at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining locked prisoners in their cells until after the funerals of the slain Attica guards. Officials said the move was a safety measure. And in Baltimore, Md., there was a brief uprising this , oibrning in the City Jail, Tirhofri inmafric • h cj Vr i/»o Towns Set Taxes; Levden Jumps $13 Three more county towns, Leyden, L^verett and Warwick, have announced their 1971 tax ratpQ Ipavinp onlv "Mpw fialpm. • SAIGON .(AP)—Sen. George McGovem, D-S.D., escaped shaken but unhurt tonight from, -- . , a barrage of rocks and fire ' I ' bbmbs hurled against a church tax rate. It is S92 this year com- where he was meeting with a pared to $98 in 1969 and in 1970. group, of students and political Warwick assessors managed dissenters, to keen their.«; .stpadv at $70 for iu,>nrv,;pr.n anH covpral aocnpi- more „than 35. inmates' anc ■guards at Attica State Prison in New York Mondav < ■ ' and, heeds, anâ correctional investigate all aspects of prisbi department programs used to reform needed to preven meet - 'the chaneine (Continiipdnn FapeTu-plvpi iiuMy. a» Jjussiuic, rates, leaving uiiiy l^ew aaieiii, mciio oicawj. mwviuvciii aiiu acvciai "What are you planning to do? shutesburv and Sunderland to the second successive year in ates.were trapped inside the qnitp nf a loss of about $9.000 -Rnmijn Pothnlip By MICHAEL j. REILLY r AcCn/tiofAfI Dt*ACC \A7»<îtAV* other business leaders who met ù/ith Mivnn Hn nnt Uíünt ciioh q iriiai ai c juu jjiaiiiuiig ivj vj". "H" ,ju<iuv.i »unu lu --- ——|— ---------- ^— —- aica , w ci c ii apj^cu moiuc What date are you shooting for? be heard from. spite :of a loss of about $9,000-Rómàn Catholic church office ; ^«v.».^« . .....t. . „i... i,iauii uu nut If you don't set a timetable and Leyden Assessor Philip T. Ko- on the state-cherry sheet re- for about 30 minutes; They : WASHINGTON - Pres- ,nongoyernment board, goals, you're just ' spinning shinsky , confirmed " today the ceipts. ; Increased valuations. Were rescued by U.S. military ident Nixori..after hearing busi- Georse Meanv ' nresidpn wheels," he said. state certified a $107 rate for much of it on utility powér lines police and ei^bassy Marine . "'The agreement for forming 1971, a hike''of S13 over 1970's for Western Mass. Electric Co. guards summoned to the scene. . ■• a district should be ready by $94,'a tough but expected^result . in-conjunction with its North- The identity of thè rock and ernment rftffiilar tovvn me^tirie times next for the town's oroDertv owners. field Mountain nroiect. made firp.hnmh thmurorc u/ac nnt oc. rvf luwiii- iii^vii,, iiv.»! i^jg , Y^ui gc mcaiij', pico^uciiL ui Liaiiaici uiiiiuiia ui uuildi:} ll ness opposition to any post-^he AFL-CIO, meanwhile was public funds into the privati fffeeze waee hoard without gov- telling the House Ways and trpasnrips nf hlu hnsinps«; VlOC TViiifinC . i ttrtft f\f l-lic Luvyil iiicciii<6 V'.'O'.a year," said William B. Hayes of Greenfield. The first meetings will be Feb. 7; The comtnittee agreed that this Q rpalictir final Mprniffan JX iwnrii o ¿./i Iji yTTiivio. itv»«-« «XIMMV. Leverett assessors, meanwhile, the steady rate possible in W^r-used just about .all the town's wick. Assessor Edwin A.-Gilles-free cash and incorporated tax pie said, levies-from new constriiction in . Leyden^ Koshinsky noted that thp tnu/n tn f-hnnVSK frnm thpir a $3.000 droD in cherrv sheet re- iii^-uviiiiu' Llliuwcio .waa iiui-, ta Wished, but one witness de- cí>'riKpíí thom ao "r!nu;hoV.<!." participation, has Means Committee of his sup- Big business was given a not< called farm leaders in to dis- port, for the tripartite panel. He of .caution Monday, when Secre cuss his economic program. also renewed his stand favoring tary of the Treasury John B The President savfi he will an excess-.nrnfiLs tax and criti- rnnnallv ciioop^tpri huclnoct. vrivij wui gas uiiu » i^iui iii^u tvy their cells. ' -" State Corrections Commissioner Russell G. Oswald, who ordered the assault Monday, said autopsies had showed that I two of the slain hostages had/Ti ^^Q been killed-Jirior to the time f#I/l!># O state police, guards sheriff's deputies and Na,tional Guardsman moved in to smash the rebellion by some 1,200 prisoners. He would not say how much earlier the two had died. One of them had been emasculated, he said. Oswald said that the convicts, who had armed themselves with bats, home-made knives and tpar eas erenade laiinch- "The proposal before you,.' Meany said, "is a giant raid or the federal Treasury that .woulc fi-Qncfpr Killinnc nf dnllapc ir scribed them as UOWDOyS, xicoiucni oajs.nc vym an cA^coa-jiiuins loA aiiu (Jim- v..uiiiiaiiy suggesieu uusinessr anu lear gas grenaue launcn vniithfiil riders who roam Sai- consult with all concerned fac- cized most of Nixon's new tax men not-enter blindly into lone- ers, had been continuing t( ^uuiiiiui iiucxa yvi eon on motorbikes. VîûtnQmûcû nnmhaf noliCG Showers Threaten Tn Sllnu) Huh Vote oviiv^ui, uuuB^^ aiiu jCi; iicrati^ ¿i per cent increase in items voted from" taxation at the annual meeting in March led to the sharp increase. Only an increase .......„ of $83,240 in ne\v valuations kept BOSTON (AP) - A forecast Boston ' has #1,000 eligible increase in the final tax rate of showers threatened to keep voters but estimates based on-^^'"" down vntinfj todav in Boston D'ast experience were that, no iPnntirmpH ATI Ppctp THl/pIvpl uiuj-.11 v-.i^iiJ. jiiv.«., ii;- vieinainese cuiiiuai. ceipts combined With an apprbxi- and soldiers sealed off several mate 21 per cent increase in the city blocks around the church. <;rhnnl hiidppt and a nparlv UUWll VUimg UUUCJJf ill UUOtUIl and nine: other Massachusetts, cities holding preliminary elections to choose candidates for mayor, council or school committee. In Boston, six candidates, including incumbent Mayor Kevin H. White and Rep. Louise Day Hicks, D-Mass., were running for the two mayoral places on the November election ballot. There was mayoral voting also in Chelsea, Maiden, Fall River and Revere. Maiden Mayor Walter J. Kelliher was unopposed for renomination to a seventh two-year term and Chelsea Mayor Philip J. Spel-man was unopposed except for a last-minute sticker candidate.In Today 'sGreenfield Recorder Amusements......Page 6 Auto Page........ Page 19 Builders News.....Page 16 Comics............ Page 20 Editorial..........Page 14 Family News ..... Page 15 Mini Ads..........Page 12 Obituaries ........ Page 12 Sports ............ Page 18 Want Ads ......... Page 23WEATHERClearing tonight. Lows inSelectmen Reject Bill Bv Rufifcferi uiti uciii3 cvcii 'ciigci . Koshinsky reported Leyden's total valuation now is $853,640 compared to $770,400 in 1970: The tax rate is $36.80 for general expenses and $70.20 for schools. i r'rtnf iniioH nn pQfro T'lx/oU/o'i SAIGON (AP) — Angered by the killing of a Vietnamese youth by an American soldier, ■Vietnamese' on motorbikes threw firebombs, at U.S. vehicles in Hue in a new wave of U.S. officers reported today. In Saigon, a U.S. Navy petty officer was severely burned alt-g er two youths on a motorbike i Pnnt iniioH nn PacTp T\i7Pl\ro ^ pi, aiiu. yiaii.3 lui ail iii- tciiii ^,uiiii lui f^uuua cii vestment tax credit renewal. (Contirwaed on Page Twelve) Governors Say Freeze Should Cover Monev TíiIIaH 'Tlwíníil Fi-rnr « « TURNERS FALLS - Montague selectmen Monday revealed they have refused pay- — — • ™ - mil frnm Attv .«sphac. .<-uii;3Uit yyiiii an yunyci ncu lai," iiiuai ui iniAuil o new laA Ilieil IlUl-eiuei UllllUiy UllO lung- tions about what will follow the nronosals and olans for an in- term rnntrarts for tmnd« and wáge-príce-rent freeze. He already has had, separate sessions with labor and business leaders, and will meet wjth congressional representatives Friday. Businessmen, who spent two hours in conference with Nixon Monday, rejected the position set forth last week by labor •hat anti-inflation controls be SAN JUAN, P.R. (AP) — profits, dividends and interest. odpemseé-by--a--boar-d of-^abor-^-^emoer^tie-gover-nor-Sy-criti-—They agreed unanimously to business and public representa- cizing President Nixon's new present that proposal to the tives. economic policy as inequitable. 63rd National Governors Con- James Roche, chairman of have declared that future wage- today, and seek its the board of General Motors, price restraints should be ac- adoption on Wednesday. But told newsmen he and the 10 companied by restrictions on Republicans can block it easily since approval would require a , . three-quarters vote, "They aren't going to get it, if I have anything to say about it," said Gov, William G; Milli-ken of Michigan, vice chairm:>" of the Republican governors, A^illilmci r> o«rl toll» f\C < Meals Deal Whitewashed jiriHpH hv fl piprif in hie nffirp such authorization does not ex uxo, iidu u^vii v-v/iitiiiuiiig make other crude weapons. "To delay the action any longer Would not only jeopardize innocent lives but would threaten the security of the entire correctional .system of'this slate,". Oswald said. The attack plan had the approval of Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, in whose authority the use of National Guard troops rests. "The tragedy was brought on iD'irrii "T^K-VIi P^V Heidi Heads Out To Sea Beyond Cape BOSTON (AP) - Dissipating, pnntiniiinc» tn whin M«". raiiiiKen saia any taiK ot a v-uiuuming lu wmH "icw freeze on profits is premature, England-to-Europe shipping ment on a bill from Atty. Sebas- BOSTON (AP) - The House the Rules Committee and is at aaaea oy a cierK in nis oiiice »uc" aui.iuiii<iuu.i uues i.ui ex- Rgpufijcan governors aré lanes with 50 m.p.h. winds and fian.I Riipeeri of Greenfield for Rules Committee said Mondav the center of the controversy, for appearance sake-to make cuse the present inadequate ac- ^ ^ ^ event about to en- high seas. Tropical Storm Heidi pharopH that Hatch's vote was it look as if the high Dficed counting system which we be- ¡"1 ' . ___nhnrnoH pact nf r^n^ rnri tnd,.,, nan o. ivuggtii Ul ui eeijiiciu lUl representing the now-defuct License Commission at a Boston hearing in June. A vote to abolish the commission and turn the duties over to the selectmen was passed by the March town meeting. The state legislature, which years be- nuies uoiiHiimee saiu muiiuu^ that the names of legislators on vouchers for meals they did not eat was the result of "administrative deficiency and clerical error." The committee denied that Iho Morofic? iirorp "fnraoH** QC Cllillgeu U1 "partisan." The matter first surfaced when Sen. David H. Locke, R-Wellesiey, disclosed during Senate debate on the state budget ine names were 'lorgea as that legislators—mostly House oaoiey aiso convenea me insiiiuiea unaer a tormaiizec was charged by a number of Democrats—had run up more RulesjiCommittee for an investi- procedure promulgated by thi fore had authorized creation of legislators who found, their than $7,000 in meals charged to gation which, in its report Mon- Rules-Committee, thecommission, approved its dis- names on vouchers for lush din- the state between October and day, said: "It is an accepted ..^g ^¡jj, private business solution. ner parties they never heard July. practice in private industry and any expenses so in The commissioners did not try about. It declared that all the The controversy simmered business that certain meals are gyrred in the future shall in to start a referendum to reverse meals were authorized and that for a while but then boiled over regarded as legitimate business ,hp cionatnrp nf thp npr ihn tm.m mppfina «ntp but at- the practice of allowing legisfa- last month when many House expenses, p--"--'-"' --'■ t^t^e» nf cffifa ovrtonca nn Arr\ fhof fKmr moalc arp h u looK as It me mgn priceo .uunting .y.i^ ^^^^^ ^ Democratic statement neu easi ui cape louay bills .were run up by more leg- I'fve should no longer be toler- ^^ ^^^ administration, headed for colder North Atlan- islators than actually attended ated. - - Twenty of the 29 Democratic tic waters where she was ex- the dinners. .. \ ^ ^ The committee recommended governors and 20 of the 21 Re- pected to break up. He said the practice had been a "new system of pre-author- publicans are on hand for the Southeastei/n Massachusetts "oing on for years. ization and post-certification be San Juan conference. So 12 Re- was doused with heavy rains „i„„ J ji^g instituted under a formalized publican votes would be enough this morning, and the National tn tU» .. Wpathpr Qpririno nrpdintoH ine lown meeiing voie uui attended the legislature committee lors lo ume ai su hearing for the bill on abolition, would be continued, accompanied by Atty: Ruggeri. House Minority Leader The selectmen, apparently on Francis W. Hatch, R-Beveriy, the advice of Town Counsel dissented from the report be-Douglas E. O'Neil, feel that the cause, he said, the investigation town had spoken through its town is incomplete "and does not do meeting and that the ex-License justice to those who are listed Commissioners were acting as wrongfully on the vouchers." individuals in hiring Atty. Speaker David M. Bartley n. Ruggeri. Holyoke, who is chairman lo Uim-iv me Siciiciiieiii. vvcdiiiei oei vice picuic.ieu Whatever the outcome. Gov, more of the same for the Maine Marvin Mandel of Maryland, coast before the storm broke up the Democrats' new chairman, m'd afternoon, said the critical statement "is A t 9 a.m. the storm was J u--------C ciuae me signature oi ine per- the policy of the Democratic travelling north northeast at 30 nit son responsible fdr the bill, the governors, and it will be pre- an hour with M m^p.h. norViAO /\f oil no fi i/>ir»o n ♦ c iVio ♦ ^ J t^ »U,^ >' u- memoers aiscoverea inai mey neais are ousiness-reiaieq, ana g,, participants, the sented to the President." wmus near us cenier. u was lo were listed on vouchers in. the that^ this relationship is demon- legislative business' discussed Nixon has invited the nine- cated 160 miles east northeas, state comptroller's office for strated. member conference executive^ Boston at Latitude "" dinners they never attended. The committee, by not saying " ' , commiltee to the White Housf ' """i'-dp ca n „-pct A number charged that their otherwise, indicated in its re- As for those legislators who Thursday to discuss with hin names had been forged and de- port that the business nature of charged thieir names were for- .i,« --------.„ u. manded an investigation. all the meals it was to have in- ged, the report sai(i: "Any em Bartley, who as speaker is vestigjated ^as demonstrated, barrassment caused the mem- re^pohsibie for authorizing leg- "There is rio question tiiat the bershjp, and'any public misun- islative meals charged to, the meals consumed were; author- derstandlng, is sincerely re- tavnairpr coiH tha nnmpc u/prp i^o'd thii rpnnrt CQid «'Rut arpttpd hvJhp Rnlpc Pnmmlttpp ' ine economii; uy. instituted after the wage-pricc freeze ends Nov. 12. Í r'nn t Í mtpft r,n D., nn T*...«1___\ luriii, i.,unguuue oo.u west. Slightly higher than normal tides and moderate to heavy surf was predicted.d Meanwhile, .sister storm Edith was stalled over the Gulf of Mexico 180 miles south of Brownsville. "a ;

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