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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 20, 1970, Abilene, Texas                               gftttene ,vn mm 3 STAR FINAL 111; "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT I ABILENE, TEXAS. 79604. SATURDAY MfiRNTNfi ITTMP on .___________-----------------------------------_ IQc SUNDAY Attaciated 'Well put the tower over here..! Rusty and Joanne Gray dig the beach, literally, dm-- and nine-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs Gordon H Gray i; oL'S-n 3t 2459 Garfield. went for a cooling-off and cleaning-oft swim Faik, Lake tort Phantom Hill. The ten-year-old son after the beach re-landscaping. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams) Nixon Advisors' Critic May Be Fired By JOHN M. I'EARCE Associaled Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Ken- neth N. Davis Jr., an outspoken advocate of import restrictions who bluntly accused the White House staff of misleading Presi- dent Nixon, appeared Friday to have lost his job. His boss, Secretary of Com- merce Maurice H. Stans, said Davis told of his intention to leave last week, while Daws countered: "We seem to have a difference in memories." "I have not resigned. I told him I had no intention of resign- Davis said after a meeting With Stans. Davis said he would leave only if Nixon requested his re- signation, but the White House said, "The administration cer- tainly supports what Secretary Slans lias said on Hie subject." Even though Davis is a presi- dential appointee, a White House spokesman said, "The secretary still speaks as head of the Commerce Department and he represents the President." Stans's statement said only that Davis had told him last week of his intention to leave "at an early date.'1 Davis said his recollection was different, (hat he had said in a private meeting 10 days before, in an- swer lo Stans's question, that he could not coexist with the gov- ernment's foreign trade situa- tion indefinitely. "But I said above all I want to see the Mills bill decision Davis added. The Mills bill, which would allow the President lo restrict some im- ports, is before Congress, but the administration has not. spelled out ils position. Davis strongly favors' it. The controversy arose after Davis made a strong speech in New York, calling for import re- strictions and accusing the White House staff of doing a "disservice" to Nixon by draw- ing his attention to the wrong is- sues in the trade question. II arose out of deep divisions within the administration on what to do about rising imports Mexicans Hold American Tuna Fishermen Prisoners SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) Mexico has held 24 men aboard two U.vS. tunaboats prisoner for two weeks in a dispute over fishing rights, the manager of the American Tunaboat Associa- tion, said today. The manager, August Felando, said the incident has been kept secret in order for the U.S. ambasssador in Mexico City and attorneys from the association to negotiate with the Mexican government. The boats, the Ronnie S and Ihe Starcrest, drifted within the 12-mile limit around Ihe penal islands of Tree Marias off west- ern Mexico, Felando said. He added that none of the Americans has been reported harmed but all have been kept prisoner aboard the boat.s. It was the first seizure of an American tuna boat by Mexico although dozens nave been seized in what (he U.S. fishermen consider international waters off Peru and Ecuador. All were released after fines were paid. No boats not even Mexican are permitted to cruise or fish within 12 miles of the prison islands. The fishing treaty between (he United Stales and Mexico per- mits boats within nine miles. "Apparently Ihe attempt to resolve this quietly has Felando said. "I can understand the concern of the families in- volved." He said Mexico has not demanded fines or brought charges. The fishermen include several Mexican crewmen but most are Americans. Felando said "nothing Intentional" was meant by the two boats: "11 was purely accidental and we're trying to explain that." STILL NOT FREE Black Panthers Request U.S. Constitution Rewrite WASHINGTON (AP) Prom the steps of the Lincoln Memo- rial Friday the Black Panther party called for a new U.S. Con- stitution to guarantee to Negroes the rights of life, liber- ty and the pursuit of happiness. Standing where Martin Ixilher King Jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech in 1963, Panther Chief of Staff David Hilliard the Constitution has proved to be an empty promise for blacks. The party's chief spokesman, who Identifies himself as Big Man, said a "Revolutionary People's Constitutional Conven- tion" Is set tentatively for Labor Day in Philadelphia, "the same place the pigs had theirs." Panthers wearing azure arm- bands roped off Ihe steps of the memorial and unfurled bright blue banners In front of the marble columns. Police routed traffic away Jrnm Hie circle around Ihe me- morial and remained unobtru- sively in the background. Pan- ther marshals directed tourists around the well-behaved rally crowd of about 500, mostly black but Including a substan- tial minority of white support- ers. Hilliard said other cluding oppressed minorities, the young and Ihe elderly and us much need of a new1 constitution as blacks, But, he said unless whiles cease "genocide and repres- sion" against blacks, "then we, black people, will be forced to respond with a form of war of .salvation.. .that will gut this country and ullerly destroy it." Hilliard said the Lincoln Me- morial was chosen because of Lincoln's issuance nf the Eman- cipation Proclamation in 186.1. "And yet, 107 years later, today, black people are still nol he said. Constilulilonally guaranteed rights that have been denied Negroes include freedom of as- sembly, freedom of religion, freedom of speech and freedom of the press, he said. "Where is freedom wlten Hie right to peacefully assemble brings on he said. "Where is our right to keep and bear arms when black people are attacked by the racist Ge- stapo of "We believe that the Ameri- can people are capable of re- jecting (he facist solution to the national crisis which the Fascist Nixon clique, the George Wal- laces, Lester Maddoxes, Ronald Rcagans, Spiro Agnews, etc., hold out to the people. "We therefore call for a revo- lutionary Peoples Constitutional Convention to be convened by the American people, lo write a new constitution tliat will guar- antee and deliver lo every American citizen the Inviolable human right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." of Japanese textiles. Stans lias been trying for some time lo persuade the Jap- anese to restrict their shipments of wool and manmade textiles and clothing to this country vol- untarily and will meet in Wash- ington next week the Japanese minister of international trade and industry. At times, however, adminis- tration officials have written Ihe voluntary efforts off as a lost cause and appeared lo be mov- ing closer to endorsement of a quota bill under consideration in the House Ways and Means Committee. It is sponsored by the committee's influential chairman, Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, Stans said llavis' critical views of Ihe White House staff and pessimistic outlook about voluntary restrictions "do not represent my own nor those of the Department of Commerce." The Davis affair is reminis- cent of personnel changes in Ihe Department of Health, Educa- tion and Welfare. Leon Panetla, Ihe special assistant for civil rights to outgoing Secretary Robert H. Finoh, learned lie had resigned when the White House announced it. Dr. .lames Allen, the edu- cation commissioner, was fired on grounds (liat he was a poor administrator but he had criti- cized the U.S. move into Cambo- dia and administration desegre- gation policies. And Dr. Stanley Voiles, a ca- reer man who headed the Na- tional Ijisliiiite of Mental Health, answered a resignation request with a blistering accu- sation that the administration was abandoning Ihe mentally ill, whereupon Ihe department .said he had been fired. Davis, an intense, affable man nf 44 who joined the gov- ernment after resigning 'as a vice president and treasurer of International Business Ma- chinos, had made no secret in recent weeks of his view that the Mills hill should be passed. In a speech in New York Thursday, which Slans1 state- ment made clear precipitated bis announcement, Davis said he was 'convinced lhat one of the most important steps lhat must be taken if we are (o pre- serve our economic strength is to stop Ihe deterioration of those of our major rtomeslic Indus- Iries which are being unduly and unfairly impacted by for- eign imports." IWSTNMX Artralogy Church NIWI HA J.7D Comlei 8, 9C Editorial! JC Farm 70 Market! 10, 1 1C Ofcituarin 8A Oil 3C Sporti 4-7C TV 4A TV Scout 4A Ntwi 1, 39 Jury to Probe Jackson Riots JACKSON, Miss. (AP) The federal government, thwarted in efforts to gain Mississippi High- way Patrol cooperation in its investigation of last month's violence at Jackson State Col- lege, announced Friday a spe- cial federal grand jury will he convened here June 29 to probe the disorders. "This federal grand jury is expected to make a complete investigation of all aspects sur- rounding (he incident which oc- curecl at Jackson State College May 15 to determine whether or not any federal laws were vio- U.S. Ally. Gen. John N. Mitchell said. "The grand jury will make a detailed investigation of what actually happened on this occa- sion." Two young Negroes were shot to death during the second night of disturbances on the predomi- nantly Negro campus. The announcement of (he fed- eral probe, officials here said, was nnl unexpected. There were reports more than a week ago that federal authorities would convene the grand jury because of state reluctance to'turn over highway patrol weapons to FBI agents for examination. Thurber May Be Rock Festival Site Thuito, a small West Texas ranching community that onre was a prosperous oil boom city, reportedly around Labor Day will haae. what the larger town of didn't want earlier in the yeilr a population explosion via a rock festival. According to residants of Hanger, about 15 miles from Thurber, a "colony of hippies" have been making their home in the area for some lime and are thought to be sponsors of the proposed I'ock festival. The Associated Press said late Friday night that they had not heard a definite dale set for the hard rock song fest, which reportedly will attempt lo draw some spectators. At first skeptical at the idea, several Thurber ranchers are reportedly offering Iheir land as n site for Hie festival. Asst, Ally. Gen. Jerris nard conferred with slate offi- cials recently in an effort to ob- tain permission to interrogate highway patrolmen who were on the scene when (be firing oc- curred. He indicated later lie was unsuccessful. Gov. John Bell Williams lias said the officers fired in self de- fense because they were draw- ing sniper fire. Williams also said federal of- ficer's were unwilling (o cooper ale in the slate probe of the inci- dent, and "they miisl learn that cooperation is a two-way street." Some 200 In 300 rifle and sliol- gun were fired by officers into a women's dormitory during a confrontation with a crowd of young Negroes in front of the building. Students vehemently denied reports of sniper fire from tlie campus during the en- counter. When Ihe barrage ended, the two youths lay dead and nine were wounded. Phillip Gibbs nf Ripley, a 20-year-old junior at the college, was cut down in front of the dormitory. James Earl Green, a 17-year-old high school senior, was found dead across the street, behind Ihe Turn to JACKSON, Tg. 2-A BY YARBOROUGH Texas V A Hospital Deficiencies Cited LANCASTER, Tex. (AP) Sen. lialph Yarborough, D-Tex., said Friday night the Nixon art- minislration "gives Ihe wounded veterans medals when Iheir great need is proper hospital care." Yarborough, ranking majority member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, spoke to the .1 Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) banquet in this Dallas County town. "for many he said, "this counlry took pride in (he fact that we furnished our vel- crans the best medical and hos- pital care in the world. How- ever, during the lasl five years as our military casualties in- creased as a result of our in- creased involvement in the In- dochina War, the standard of care in the 166 veterans admin- istration hospitals and 202 oiil- patient clinics has steadily de- creased lo Ihe point that it is now a national disgrace. "This'decrease is due to the failure of Ihe administration and its budget officers lo supporl funding to meet these increased burdens of the Vietnam War." Yarborough cited these de- ficiencies in Texas' nine vet- erans administration hospitals: Dallas hospital Is short 05 staff positions and needs an additional for drugs and oilier medical and dental sup- plies. Houston hospital needs funds for staffing over 200 po- sitions and over for sup- plies. Amarillo hospital may have lo divert from pro- Turn to VETS, Pg. Z-A WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU Pg. 11-C) ABILENE ANO fo parlly cfoudy and Salurday through Sunday. Afternoon hiqhs nesr mid 90s; overnight lows in lower 7ils. winds live fo 15 miles tier hour. TEMPERATURES Frt. a.m. Fri, p.m. 78 77 Ba 76 90 75 91 74 92 74 ?1 73 VI 75 77 71 R3 11-00 us _ ;lj nnrl low lor enrflng t Si Sunset Jssl night: torfavr :32; suniol tonight; RarPHif-ler rending al p.m.; 7809 Humidify A! 9 p.m.: 45 pfir cent. Battle trophy A Saigon student demonstrator holds aloft a U.S. military policeman's helmet af- ter an American jeep was burned and its crew beaten during a violent demonstra- tion near the U.S. Embassy. A rubber sandal of a demonstrator tops the helmet. (AP Wirepholo)   

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