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   Nevada Evening Gazette (Newspaper) - March 9, 1973, Reno, Nevada                               RENO EVENING GAZETTE NINETY-SEVENTH YEAR, No. 297 RENO, NEVADA, FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 1973 PHONE (702) 323-3161 IS CENTS Speidel head discusses censorship Rollan D. Melton, center, president of Speidel Newspapers Inc., discussed the Reno Evening Gazette and Nevada State Journal battle against court censorship today in a filmed interview with ABC news correspondent Frank Reynolds, right. (Gazette Photo) Speidel prepared to back Reno suit to court Speidel Newspapers Inc. is prepared to back the Reno newspapers in their legal battle against court censorship, -even ta the U.S. Supreme Court, 0Rol- lan D. Melton, Speidel president said today. Speidel is the parent cor- poration for the Reno Evening Gazette and Nevada State Jour- Runs beneath city nal. Melton's comments came during an interview with ABC News correspondent Frank Reynolds, in.Renp to investigate the story. "We have not found it (the court battle) an excessive "drain. We have spent thousands of dollars. We are prepared for the possibility we may go to Earthquake fault danger to Reno By JAN KENNEDY A University of Nevada, Reno, geologist, says earthquake faults running into Reno are "active and potentially danger- ous." Dr. David B. Slemmons, pro- fessor of geology and geophysics at UNR, commented that al- though there is no major activ- ity now along what he calls the "Reno "ultimately there will be." Slemmons has been involved CIA analyst claims U. S. tried to halt testimony LOS ANGELES (AP) Cen- tral Intelligence Agency analyst Samuel A. Adams has told Pen- tagon papers trial jurors there was "a definite attempt by the government to keep me from testifying is this court." Adams' testimony opened a legal dispute between defense and prosecution attorneys and prolonged Adams' stay on the witness stand into today. The continuation delayed the appearance of former presiden- tial adviser McGeorge Bundy, who had been scheduled to testify on Thursday as the next witness. in researching the Nevada faults since 1967 in cooperation, with Lloyd S. Cluff, vice-president of Woodward-Lundren Associ- ates in Oakland. Cluff, a recognized environ- mental geologist and fault, cialist, recently did on-the-scene research at -the disasterous Managua, Nicaragua earth- quake and said he saw similar- ities between the Managua fault and the Reno fault. "First of all, they're similar in that they are active, or have the potential of having an earth- he said. Second, the fault in Managua ran right beneath the city, he added. "And that's exactly the situation here in Reno the fault is right beneath the city." SIMILARITIES SEEN Slemmons said too, saw similarities in that the Managua fault and the Reno fault are both made up in a shattered pattern, or have many little faults, rather than one large one like the famous San An- dreas fault in California. He said the Nevada faults are much more complex than the famous San Andreas, "but po- tentially as dangerous." The Reno fault, although com- prised of many little branching faults, is still generally located in one major section of the city. Slemmons said his research (Turn to page 2, col. 7) a higher level, even 'the Su- preme Melton said. Washoe Dist. Court Judge .Grant of jurors names in the Thomas Lee Bean murder case "penalty hearing in November, 1970, a ban upheld by U.S. Dist. Judge Bruce Thompson. The newspa- pers are appealing the case to the U.S.-Ninth-Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. Eleven newspapers from Cali- fornia to New York are mem- bers of. the Speidel group and Melton said it would be "quite an impossibility" to economical- ly handle, court battles con- cerning .several of the papers, concurrently if such a situation arose. 1 "You are talking about the possibility of a lot of he said. Melton said he sees "a con- certed effort to impose restric- tions in certain areas on the press" by governmental agen- cies. "We hear the same words on a local level heard nationally. They think it is fashionable." Attempts to-restrict press freedom began with Vice Presi- dent Spiro Agnew's attacks, which Melton said caught him off guard. "I can remember saying in interviews I thought it was recurrence of historical criticism." He now sees these efforts as a "Tidal wave that .filters down. We feel it every day." The ABC News team, headed by Reynolds and Bernard Cohen, an associate producer, has been in Reno this week to film interviews with Melton, Richard J. Schuster, publisher of the Reno Evening Gazette and the Nevada State Journal and Ron Einstoss, managing editor of the Visalia-Times Del- ta. The crew left this morning following the Melton interview. The newsmen also interviewed a spokesman for Judge Thomp- son and Judge Bowen. Schuster discussed the local court battle, and Einstoss dis- cussed generally the problems faced by small newspapers in the battle for press freedom. Wounded Knee pact reached in principle WOUNDED KNEE, S.D. (AP) The Justice Depart- ment said today the govern- ment has "reached an agree- ment in principle" with mili- tant Indians at Wounded Knee, but added that procedures still had to be worked out to end the 11-day occupation of the histor- ic village. The announcement -was made by officials both in Washington and at nearby Pine Ridge, but there was no immediate com- ment by Indians holding Wounded Knee. The Rev. Wesley Hunter, who was among clergymen negotiat- ing the settlement, said details of the agreement would not be disclosed at once. He also said newsmen would not be granted further access to the village be- cause it was felt they would final negotiations. The announcement in Wash- No food price freeze eyed WASHINGTON (AP) Agri- culture Secretary Earl L. Butz said today the Nixon adminis- tration has no plan to freeze food prices despite- growing pressure from organized labor and consumer groups. "My answer is Butz told a newspaper group. He said "a Gray termed hatchet man by Anderson WASHINGTON (AP) Syndicated columnist Jack An- derson said today he opposes the nomination of L. Patrick Gray III to be FBI director be- cause "Gray has proved him- self to be a political hatchet man for Richard Nixon." Anderson told the Senate Judiciary Committee consid- ering the Gray nomination that he believes it is wrong to put a man in charge of the FBI whose prime interest is pleas- ing the President. "On.more than one occasion, Mr.-Gray has proved that his antenna is acutely tuned to the White House wave An- derson said. "This is a luxury that neither the nation, nor in the long run, the White House itself, can afford." Another witness Rep. Edward I. Koch, D-N.Y., also opposed the confirmation of Gray be- cause of what he called the act- ing FBI director's "insensitivity to the value of privacy in Amer- ica today." Koch said for the past few months he has asked the FBI to see the files it maintained on congressmen so that he could read the material kept on bun- self but has been refused per- mission. Gray announced last October that he was discontinuing the FBI practice of 22 years of col- lecting data on congressional candidates. Before testifying, Anderson said he planned to tell the com- mittee that the FBI has in- vestigated persons who have committed no crimes and has pried into the "bedrooms of prominent people for no other purpose than to collect gossip for the files Chuckle "My wife has developed an inferiority a man told the psychiatrist "How can I keep her that war of nerves" is being waged over food prices but that con- sumers are fortunate that farm products thus far have been ex- empted from controls. The White House also has is- sued denials that food price controls were imminent, in the face of persistent rumors the past week that the adminis- tration would move soon to curb soaring supermarket costs. Despite the sharp rise in food and fuel prices in the latest wholesale price report, the White House is sticking to its economic policies and urging the people to be patient. The situation will get worse before .it gets better for the consumer, the Nixon adminis- tration says. Or, as one official of the Cost of Living Council put it: "It's going to be tough the next few months, really tough.'" r ________ Handyman held after shooting in Storey County A Lockwood handyman was arrested early today s h o 1 y after his father-in-law was shot and wounded, Storey County Sheriff Bob Del-Carlo said. Jack L. Lewis was reported in very serious condition in the intensive care unit of Washoe Medical Center later this morn- ing. Robert Harvey of the Lock- wood Trailer Court was booked for investigation of attempted murder and assault with a dead- ly weapon. Del Carlo said officers seized a .45-caliber automatic pistol. said a bullet passed through the victim's arm and entered his chest. The shooting still is under in- vestigation, the sheriff said. He said it occurred at the trailer court. Gas-rationing proposed for WASHINGTON (AP) Gaso- line-rationing authority for President Nixon is included in a Senate committee's recom- mendation for a one-year exten- sion of his powers to control wages and prices. The President would be di- rected, under the bill approved Thursday by the Senate Bank- ing Committee, to report every three months on what steps he has taken to hold down food prices. The approval came after the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in its monthly report, said whole- sale prices for farm products DOROTHY PETERSON First woman policeman hired by Reno By PHIL BARBER Sexual equality is just .around the corner at the Reno Police Department. Policewoman Dorothy Peter- son Monday becomes a full- fledged detective, Chief James Parker said. Her actual rank will change from policewoman one to police- woman two. But then on July 1, she'll join brother officers with the rank of police officer. Mrs. Peterson, who worked at one time for the Reno Eve- ning Gazette's classified depart- ment, has been a police de- partment member since 1964. She worked one year in the juvenile division and the rest in the jail. Parker established the new rank of policewoman two to move women into detective work, he said. Mrs. Peterson will be assigned Monday to the juvenile division. Women previously assigned there did some investigative work but also were used as clerks, Parker said. Mrs. Peterson's salary Mon- day will increase from a range every two weeks of to to a new range of (Turn to page 2, col. 2) authority President and processed foods increased in the last three months at a seasonally adjusted rate of 56 per cent. Petroleum products cost 12.5 per cent more than a year ago. The committee defeated on tie votes amendments to make Phase 3 tougher by imposing rent controls in metropolitan areas and to return to the kind of wage-price control system, known as Phase 2, that Nixon abandoned Jan. 11. Sens. William Proxmire, D- Wis., and Harrison Williams, D- N.J., promised a floor fight on this when the bill is before the full Senate. ington said the agreement in principle with attorneys for the American Indian Movement "could settle current problems at Wounded Knee." It added, however, that cer- tain procedural matters per- taining to "the manner and time the nonresidents will de- part Wounded Kne" had yet to be resolved. There were no other details announced at once. Some 200 Indians took over the hamlet Feb. 27. Federal lawmen have manned a per- imeter around the village, and there have been periodic ex- changes of gunfire. Two In- dians were wounded Thursday night, the Justice Department said. Tne Indians' principaTdemand in the past few days has been removal of the Ogala Sioux tribal leader. Federal officials have said in the "past they- would not meet the demand. Also unresolved have been the questions of surrender of weapons and whether mass ar- rests would be made. A short time before the Jus- tice Department announcement, the lawyers for the Indians re- entered the hamlet. The stage for the renewed talks was set when the Indians and govern- ment officials declared a cease- fire. It came shortly before the government's deadline for the Indians to leave the village took effect. Before the Justice Depart- ment announcement, there had been reports that an agreement was in the works. In -Washington today, Sen.- James" Abourezk, a South Da- kota Democrat who visited Wounded Knee last week, said he was told by friends and a staff member that an agree- ment had been reached and would probably be announced later in the day. He said he had no details. There was no confirmation in. Wounded Knee from Indians or officials of the Justice and Inte- rior departments. Index 4 Sections 46 Pages SECTION ONE Editorials 4, Family living 12-13 SECTION TWO Local, regional news........ 15 Sports 16-20 SECTION THREE Amusements 22-23 Ann Landers 24 Classified ads 25-33 Comics 24 Crossword puzzle .........28 Deaths.....................2g Earl Wilson 24 Markets..................... 25 Public notices 22 Svlvia Porter............... 22 Television log..............24 The doctor 34 Weather table 25 Win at bridge 24 SECTION FOUR Entertainment 12 Pages RENO EVENING GAZETTE A Speidel Newspaper, member of Associated Press. Second Class Postage paid at Reno, Nevada. Published week- days by Reno Newspapers, Inc., Box 280. 401 W. 2nd St., Reno, Nev. 89504, telephone 702-323-3161 SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Carrier delivery in Reno, Sparks jnrt Carson Citv, S3 for (JeHvci-y outside these areas and by adult motor route, 53.25 a month. By mall in Nevada, S31 a domestic points, a year. Other rates on request. Weather Reno, Sierra-Tahoe: Variable cloudiness through Saturday. Windy. Weather table on Page 25. Consent sought for brain surgery, electroconvulsive therapy Psychiatrists defend treatment at Nevada state mental hospital By MARGARET ALLENDER A group of Northern Nevada psychiatrists has expressed con- cern the public has been misin- formed about aspects of care of the mentally ill. Psychiatrists have registered complaints earlier reports from Charles Dixon, Ph.D., in psy- chology, clinical administrator of the division of Mental Hy- giene and Mental Retardation, and others have created alarm among the public over the treat- ment of patients at the Nevada State mispiiai. The psychiatrists did agree a problem exists with the treat- ment of those persons found to be criminally insane or with persons who can not be kept on the Nevada State Hospital grounds due to tendencies to- ward violence. There are only limited treat- ment facilities at the Nevada State Prison and persons judged to be violently insane are kept in the prison atmosphere. Gov. Mike O'Callaghan has suggested to the Legislature money be allocated for the construction of a maximum security facility. The doctors agreed a maxi- mum security facility for the mentally ill would have to be constructed to meet needs and demands for severely ill pa- tients. .1 have received numer- ous comments about patient care at the Nevada State Hos- said Dr. Victor J. L0- Cicero, institute director of the hospital. "Some people who re- quested and needed treatment were quite alarmed upon arriv- ing "Others, who were knowledge- able of hospital care of patients were indignant, they, felt the report portrayed inaccurately conditions at the hospital." Psychiatrists Dr. William All- (Turn to page 2, col. 1) f   

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