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Ludington Daily News (Newspaper) - January 13, 1968, Ludington, Michigan Sandwich Can Buy Murder Chicago Gangs Using Juveniles CHICAGO dollars and sandwich bought a murder on the south That can be a lot of money to a 13 yearold hit man of the Negro Other payments run as high as for other hit juveniles 13 through 16 recruit ed by youth gangs to wipe out opponents or encroachers on their dopepeddling But States John Stamos today is pressing hard an investigation into more startling reports that the gangs have been infiltrated by black power elements and the violence encouraging Revolu tionary Action Movement Stamos refused to confirm the black power but one of his assistants said the office has evidence those elements have attempted to infiltrate such Negro gangs as the Blackstone which has engaged in open warfare with police and rival Stamos said the young hit men a term for hired killers apparently are being used because Illinois law and the courts are lenient with felony defendants under 17 and protect them from punishment as The investigator suggested a change in the law which says a person under 17 convicted of murder must be turned over to the Illinois Youth which may release him at its discretion after two Boys 14 and 15 years old are Stamos said Friday in revealing the murder The boys are paid to commit He said at least six murders by the young triggermen are known and that some have been taken into One 13yearold was paid and a sandwich for his part last September in shooting to death one man and wounding two others the Rangers said were selling narcotics in the area without their The Ludlngtons An Serving Mason County and Surrounding Area VOLUME 59 JANUARY 1968 PRICE lOc iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiniiniiiniiiiiiiiiiiniiiniiiiinm Rockys Reluctance Will Nominate Says Laird By MILTON BENJAMIN United Prtu International One of the most influential Republicans in Congress is predicting that New York Nelson Rockefellers reluctance to enter the 1968 presidential race will allow Richard Nixon to grab the GOP Melvin told newsmen in that while the major polls have shown clearly that the stron gest candidate against Pres ident Johnson in 1968 would be the entire picture will be changed if Nixon starts winning The winner of four primary elections cant be the Will Challenge School Boards Backing Of Goei GRAND RAPIDS UPI Arthur president of the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said Friday he will contest the Comstock School Boards de cision to support a teacher who allegedly uses religion in his The union is backing Lorraine who f con tends that James a sixth grade is teaching Bible lessons and leading his children in hymn Goei claims he merely takes passages from the from Confucius and from the Moslem as illustrations and urges his pupils to follow the 10 com mandments as guidelines for useful Dykhouse appealed to the ACLU after the Comstock School Board issued a statement Thursday backing Goei and denying he is violating Supreme Court Heimer said the ACLU will initially send a committee to talk to the school board about the The committee will contend the teachings of the in structor violate the first amend ment and Supreme Court rul chairman of the House Republi can Conference said I feel his Rockefellers reluc tance to get in the 1968 election will nominate Nixon Favertd who is not expected to announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination for at least several more is in Lairds opinion the favorite at this point to win the Wisconsin The former vice president is also considered a heavy early favorite in New Hampshires first in the nation where he will clash with Michigan George Romney officially entered the New Hampshire primary Friday by filing a list of 200 certified signatures with Secretary of State Robert Then he formally challenged Nixon to come on up and Series of Debates This primary is apparently to be a contest between two the Michigan governor I invite Richard Nixon to join me in a series of timely and needed New Hampshire debates on foreign affairs on the crisis of our cities on the moral decay and rising crime in America on inflation and the dollar drift on the need for forthright and broadly experienced I have debated in my campaigns when I was Romney I dont disa gree with the polls that I am behind On the other I have been an underdog There was no immediate response to the challenge from Kasperak Still Critical But Leaves Bed By GORDON RICE PALO Americas first adult heart transplant Mike Kasp is able to leave his hospital bed for brief periods but doctors are concerned over his kidney and liver Doctors said the smaller heart he received eight days ago from Virginia Mae was doing well today with no signs of Latest medical report from Palo AltoStanford Hospital said the condition of the 54yearold former Cleveland steelworker was He remains on the critical It was the first time this week that no definite progress was reported in his I dont think one can say this is a said a hospital Its just too early to The only other surviving heart transplant patient is Philip a retired dentist in Cape South Christiaan who per formed that transplant said Blaiberg is at least 5060 per cent improved over his condition before the 111 Deaths Are Blamed On Storm Gregory Vows To Disrupt Convention DETROIT UPI Dick Gregorys plans to disrupt this summers Democratic Party nominating convention in Chi cago call for 50 or 60 demon strations in different directions at the same tie up the whole police The Negro comedian turned activist said Chicago was select ed as the convention site be cause Mayor Richard Daley guaranteed a peaceful conven But Gregory promised em ployment of various tactics once the convention He outlined his plans during the taping of a television inter view Lou GordonHot Seat on The program will be broadcast Well do it on 12hour Were asking the young college kids to come in in said The convention will be staged in Gregory said civil d i s obedience and blocking of en trances to the convention arena could not be ruled He said there would be no difficulty in getting enough people to dis rupt the Im bringing my people in I can bring in five thousand like people that owe me he By United Prtu International Storming the nation with ice and subzero winter raged on today and more than 111 persons were on its death The southeast and the Ohio Valley were caught in snow and icy The central and northern Pacific coast was slapped with rain and gales from a storm at The South was shackled by The Northeast shivered in raw At 1 it was 19 below at Glens It was 20 below at at the same time and expected to go But it was 70 at Key A United Press international winter death in part by the storms and the by treacherous roads and highways and by to 111 before dawn The states with the most casualties were Nevada with 19 and New York The New England states and Pennsylvania count ed 13 Sleet and freezing rain pounded Georgia and the Carolinas today snow fell from northern Mississippi and north ern Alabama across Tennessee and Kentucky to the Midwest and the had 14 inches of six inches during a 12hour period that ended early Nash Under LSD Influence Six Students Stare At End Up Blind UPISix western Pennsylvania college students are undergoing rehabi litation after being permanently blinded by staring at the sun while under the influence of Norman state commissioner for the said Friday the male juniors were totally blinded 18 months ago on the campus of a western Pennsylvania He said the aged 18 to whom he described as nice not took the drug and then relaxed in a sunny meadow near The of the drug produced low rf and apparently kept the youths eyelids from closing and the sun burned their retinas while they were in a he Yoder said the students lay on the ground about eight They were sightless when found by who himself is legally would not identify the students nor would he disclose the name of the He said the students are now undergoing remedial training to enable them to live nearnormal All have returned to classes since the he but not at the same They have a terrific psycho logical problem to he Theyre trying to fig ure out where we go from here in a totally new Yoder said the rehabilitation by the state Welfare Depart ments Office of the Blind in volves training in how to travel with a white learning braille and all of the skills needed to live as handicapped He said two of the students were studying engineering at the time of theincident and had to give up their career plans following They are now preparing for the future in the so cial service and rehabilitation he ville and and got three j inches at the same and and two Winter weather warnings were in effect for portions of 12 states from southeast Missouri to the Carolinas and the and from central Georgia north to central Illinois and East central Illinois and southern and central the Weather Bureau would get at least four inches of snow Tax Surcharge Heading LBJs Priority List By HELEN THOMAS SAN President who has designated his embattled tax surcharge top priority in the coming session of has learned that the proposals most influential critic has now lowered his Johnson will fly back to Washington Sunday to face the struggle of trying to push his tax proposal and other legisla tion through an election year Congress which reconvenes He learned Friday that Wilbur chairman of the taxwriting ways and means says he will again block a tax boost unless the money is earmarked solely for Johnson has given few clues as to the size of his new budget and projects he will plug for in the last session of the 90th 2 Big Fires Cause Heavy Loss 1 Dead DETROIT UPI Two fires in the near downtown section of Detroit late Friday and early combined with an apart ment blaze in suburban Ply mouth took one life and caused an estimated 000 Detroit Fire Department Ar son Squad officials said one body was found in the debris oi an apartment that was guttec by fire early Identifica tion was not immediate and of ficials said they were still searching for two other possi ble victims that were unac counted The blaze in the building which housed four stores and several apartments above the began about 5 this The building was lo cated two blocks from Tiger Stadium just west of the down town A spectacular fivealarm fire Friday night just east of the downtown area caused an esti mated damage to a clothing store and bowling The tire raged out of control for more than two hours as firemen worked in below freezing There were no In suburban Plymouth Town firemen battled a blaze in an apartment under construc tion for more than eight hours late Friday and early today before finally bringing it under Dally News Photo By Russ Miller Its All For The March Of Dimes Over 20 was raised lor the local March of Dimes drive in less than an hour Friday afternoon when the Ludington senior high school students held a car bash in front of the There was one minor delay when the handle on the sledge hammer broke and a new one had to be As can be seen the windows were first to go and then the fenders and hood received a few Allies Launch Major Sweeps Against Reds SAIGON UPI and allied alerted by signs of a Viet Cong buildup within striking distance of Saigon launched two major sweeps to drive them military spokes men said spotter planes found Hit Of Sandbox Set Shows Off Dad Winds Up In Jail Scott Rodgers was the hit of the sandbox He told it like it His friends clustered around to hear Robert tell what it was like to smoke Hed even light up to impress his fellow But Roberts idle chatter has dried up his Police Friday arrested his Robert Scott Rodgers and charged him with contributing to the delinquency of a furnishing marijuana to a minor and possessing Officers said they received complaints from whose kids came home with these stories Robert told After a week of they moved Authorities quoted the senior Rodgers as Marijuana will be legalized one day and I want my son to know something about Robert Junior has returned to the He was not Portage Students Arrested In Drug Raid By Police Todays Chuckle Did you hear about the two teatnikt who hired a woman to come in every week to dirty up PORTAGE the arrest of a sixth youth Friday on charges of possession of nar police in the Western Michigan community today said they had just about halted the sale of marijuana and LSD at Portage Northern High Reported At Merdel A breaking and entering was discovered at today at the Merdel Game Manufac turing plant on East Dowland Street when a Ludington police officer was checking He found the window in the west door pushed Investigation revealed that an attempt had been made to open the safe but this had Desks and filing cabinets were opened and a small amount of change was taken from a pop Besides the nothing was reported In a series of arrests that began in early police netted four students at the school and two former students and confiscated small amounts of marijuana and Detec tives said the investigation into the traffic of narcotics at the school was This problem is affecting the high school students but we want to keep it said Tony Pandol of the Portage Police He said his office was work ing closely with Kalamazoo au thorities in the belief the drugs were being brought in from the sister We were aware of the situa tion for some time and were waiting for a open ing where we would have enough Pandol One of those arrested for sale i of narcotics was a Western Michigan University I Bradley the wreckage of a big Marine helicopter that crashed five days ago in the thick jungles of South Vietnams northern pro Rescue teams went to work removing bodies and officials said apparently all 41 Americans aboard the craft The new allied sweeps in volved units of the 9th Divisions Iver Force which moved into the muddy Mekong Delta 25 miles south of Saigon Based On Intelligence The mission was based on intelligence reports that the location was the area of a suspected Viet Cong buildup a spokesman On Saigons eastern flank members of the 9th Divisions 1st joined by two Australian began a push through the jungled areas of Bien Hoa province about 20 miles from the Spokesmen said there had been no major contact in either sweep but Vet Cong forces struck in five harassing attacks along Saigons perimeter de The officials said government forces drove the attackers Four Recent Attacks Since last Saturday morning the Viet Cong have launched four large scale attacks around bent on demonstrating guerrilla strength in the popu lous In three of the five clashes around government units pounced from ambush on Viet Cong patrols and reported killing a total of eight guerrillas without suffering any In another fight Viet Cong platoons struck an outpost 15 miles north of Saigon and officials said they inflicted light The a twin engine CH53 of the type used extensively as a troopcarrying workhorse in disap peared Monday in a mountai nous area of the It carried 36 three Navy one soldier and a officials The craft had a crew of Variable cloudiness tonight I with little change in tempera Low tonight four below to ten High Sunday around Monday outlook partly cloudy and possibly Flint NAACP Attempting To Stop Proposed Vote For early morning de livery service of the Grand Rapids daily and Sunday pa phone JEAN GRAMS 8456172 ART CLASSES By Maxine Lawless Johnson Beginning 15 116 JUelendy Phone PL 72491 for Information FLINT UPI The Flintl branch of the National Associa tion for the Advancement of Colored People filed suit Friday against the city to stop a pro posed yote on the citys open i j housing j j The filed by three indivi duals as well as the claims the to be i held violates the1 equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment to the 1 The proposed referendum i would ask the voters to decide i whether they want to discrimin ate in the rental or leas I ing of the suit The referendum ballot title clearly shows the intent there of is to encour age and authorize discrimina tion in the sale or rental of the suit Merrill a local funeral Calvin Price and Ernest Taylor are the individuals filing the suit together with the Filed in Genessee County Cir cuit Court the is patterned after a similar one now pend ing against a proposed state wide vote on open housing in Circuit Judge Anthony Mansour granted an injunction j against the asking Flint to show cause why the election should not be He set the show cause hearing for Flints open housing ordinance went into effect 11 after the city commission had passed it despite strong But a group of head ed by Gerald an office worker at a Chevrolet plant who is not related to the Spencer filing the collected more than the necessary signatures in a petition drive to hold and vote on the contro versial 1 Before the city commission passed the Mayor Floyd then the only Negro mayor of a city with more than popula had threatened to resign unless the ordinance was 1
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