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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1970, Abilene, Texas                               Cooper 34 Lee 7 25 Midland 29 7 S'waler 0 Anson 8 Coleman 24 Wylie 56 Cross Plains City 20 Lake View 7 Ranger 21 Clyde 26 Aspermonl 0 WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Canada Nabs 250 Under WWII Power OTTAWA (AP) _ Invoking unprecedented peacetime pow- ers, (he government revived World War I! regulations Fri- day and outlawed the Quebec Liberation Front. Police, in a wide sweep across Quebec prov- ince, arrcsled more than 250 persons. Prime Minister Pierre Elliolt Trudeau, who comes from Que- bec, declared the Liberation Front posed the threal of insur- rection and was Irying clandes- tinely lo destroy Ihe nation's so- cial structure. He announced regulations providing five years in jail for anyone even assisting a member of the front, known by ils French initials FLQ. The organization, which con- demns the present capitalist structure and seeks to make a separate nation of Quebec, was responsible for last week's kid- napings of a British diplomat and a Quebec Cabinet minister. Trudeau's Liberal parly com- rriands a majority in the' House of Commons, and his govern- ment was thus able to proclaim the War Measures Act without serious not with- out criticism. John Dicfenbaker, a former prime minister under the Con- servative party, said the deci- sion puts Canadians' freedom "in cold storage for several monlhs lo come." imposition of the act is due to expire next April. It can be used to suspend civil rights. It gives the government almost unlimited powers to deal with rebellion, and in effect can stifle political dissent. Bales of literature prepared by Quebec separatists were seized by po- lice in their raids Friday. MORNING, OCTOBER 17, IN FOURSECTIONS We DAILY-25c SUNDAY Associated PrewtfP) Illiterate Voters Due Aid Marking Ballots Mouth to mouth Little Paul Lewis, 3, takes time out from a tour of Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City, Utah, to match mouths with water fountain which looks like a lion. The lion proved too much for the lad. (AP Wirephoto) SAN ANTONIO three-' judge federal court declared un- constitutional Friday two articles of the Texas election code that prohibit aid to illiterate voters in marking their ballots. The landmark ruling affects more than illiterates in Texas, including an estimated Mexican-Americans. However, the court denied a request for an injunction against enforcement of the two articles in the Nov. 3 election, saying there was not enough tune to make the change. Soon after the ruling was is- sued, lawyers for the plantiffs sent Texas Secretary of State Martin Dies a telegram asking him to order election officials throughout the state to assist il- literate voters at the polls in the November elections. Copies of the wire were sent to Gov. Preston Smith and Atty. Gen. Crawford Martin. In denying the request for an immediate injunction, the court said the Texas legislature should be granted an opportunity to rec- tify those parts ol the election code. The court also said it would be a "practical impossibility" to implement the necessary revi- sions before the Nov. 3 election. If the legislature, which con- venes in January, fails before it adjourns to enact corrective legislation, the court said, "the plaintiffs may apply to this court for injujiclive relief.'1 A spokesman for the Attorney General's office in Austin said: "We don't have a copy of ihe opinion yet, so we are unable Reaction, I'g. 3-A to say whether or not we will appeal the case." The suit was filed by the Mex- ican-American Legal Defense Fund as a class action. The plaintiffs were three Mexican- Americans from San Antonio, representing all illiterate voters in Texas. The decision was returned by Judge Spears, Jack Rob- erts and John Brown. Judge Spears told newsmen the ruling, in effect, grants per- mission for illiterate voters to seek assistance in the polling booths in November. But he pointed out no order on this point was issued for the reasons See RULING, Fg. 3-A Kent Jury Findings Create Furor By THE AASOCIATED PRESS "Police Chief James F. Ahern of New Haven, Conn., a mem- ber of the President's Commis- sion on Campus Unrest, said Friday a grand jury's finding in the deaths of four Kent State students was "inconsistent with the facts" presented to the com- mission. Parents of the dead students reacted angrily to the report, which exonerated the Ohio Na- tional Gtiardmon in the deaths. Students said (hey were disap- pointed and disillusioned. Faculty members said they disagreed with it. Bernard Miller of Plainfield, N.Y., whose 20-year-old son Jef- frey was killed during the dash with Guardsmen last May 4, said: "You mean you can get away with murder in this coun- "I have lost faith in Ameri- said Martin Scheur, of a Youngslown suburb. His 20- year-okl daughter, Sandy Lee, was another of the four victims. "I think it's just a Mrs. Scheucr said of the grand jury report. REPORT AT A GLANCE ''Guard Fired in Self-Defense' RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) Here are highlights of the spe- cial grand jury report on disor- ders at Kent State University last May when four students were shot to death: Guardsmen fired guns in the fatal incident "in the honest belief. .they would suf- fer serious bodily harm had they not done so." Guardsmen in- volved in the shooting are not subject to criminal prosecution. fact Guardsmen fired in self-defense is not an endorse- ment by the jury of the manner in which National Guard com- manders reacted. ordered to dis- perse the crowd "were placed in an untenable and dangerous po- sition." Issued guardsmen are not appropriate in quelling campus disorders. weapons should be furnished National Guards- men when conditions warrant their use. CHECK YOUR FAIR SHARE TO THE UNITED. FUND, cannot agree" with those who advocate that guards- men be committed to action without live ammunition. responsibility for the May incidents rests with those charged with administration of the university. Kent State administra- tion has fostered an altitude of laxily and permissiveness to the extent it can no longer regulate activities of cither students or faculty. student conduct code on the campus "is a total failure." administration has yielded to student and faculty demands for control "to the ex- tent that it no longer runs the university." university had contrib- uted to a crisis by over-empha- sis on the right to dissent. adminislrative leader- ship at Kent State has totally )o benefit from past even Is. Justice Department Reviewing Report WASHINGTON (AP) The Justice Department is "evaluat- ing" the stale grand jury report that exonerates Ohio National Guardsmen who fired on stu- dents at the Kent State Univer- sity Campus last May, a spokes- man for Ally. Gen. John N. Mitchell said Friday. The department, which con- ducted ils own investigation of the fatal shooting of four stu- dents May 4, has been withhold- ing a decision on possible feder- al action until the special stale grand jury repeated ils report. The grand jury Indicted 25 persons for a tolal of 43 alleged offenses, but' withheld (he names of defendants. The ac- companying report said the guardmen had fired in the belief "that they would suffer serious bodily injury had they not done so." Mitchell's spokesman said Die department would review what evidence had been presented to the grand jury and what options for prosecution its members had been given. The department gave the grand jury a volumi- nous report on the FBI investi- gation of (he incident. raws INDEX .............7B Astrology SC Bridge................5C Churcli Newi____.'..... 7C CloMifled............ 3-7D Comlci ...............'8, 9C Editorioll.............2D form ID Morkeri 8, 9A Obituaries...........6 A. Oil 7A Sports 1-8B TV leg............... 7D TV Scout 70 Women Newt 2, 3C Jury Report, Pg. 2-A Robert Stamps, 19, of Soulh Euclid, one of nine students wounded when Ohio National Guardsmen fired at demonstra- tors May 4, termed the jury re- port "ridiculous." Jurors indicted 25 persons whose identities were withheld pending arrest. They said Na- tional Guardsmen, whose fire killed four students, were not subject to criminal prosecution and they accused the university administration of being overly intent with radical elements. Kent State President Robert I. White went on closed circuit campus television and told stu- dents, "We have long known that the grand jury report would create problems" bul he as- sured the "25 unidentified de- fendants" that there will be "full judicial process. I am sure every legal safeguard will be observed." While said the court "forbids me from commenting on the grand jury report or in- dictmcnls" but, in apparent reference to its criticism of the universily administration, he said, "I appear before you rath- er well haltered." He told the students they must take the re- port In stride. One faculty member who did not identify himself said some faculty members were already trying to raise legal defense funds for the 25 indicted, "whoever they are." Also, in a statement which they termed unofficial, five members of the student govern- ment, including Donna Clark, president pro tern of the student senate, and student body vice president Thorn W. Dickcrson said they were "very disap- pointed and disillusioned" over the report. "We found Uie report to be vague, ill-defined and seemingly the statement said. "We are concerned about the danger of public misconceptions because of implications regard- ing the university community that may be drawn from Ihe re- port." Dr. Kenneth Clement of Cleveland, a Kent State truslee, said that if jurors weighted their report in the direction of administrative permissiveness, Ihe report was unbalanced. Clement said he "fully sup- ported" Kent President Robert I. White" in his efforts to insure the rights and freedoms of stu- dents and lo maintain the integ- rity and order of the universi- ty." Prof. Jerry Lewis, who lesli- fied before bolh the grand jury and an earlier Kent session of the President's Commission on Campus Unrest, disagreed with Sec BULLKTS, Pg. 2-A Would Justice Holmes Be Held in Contempt? FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) If Gen. Robert E. Lee and President Martin Van Buren could sport long hair and beards without being jailed for their appearance, why not a 17-year-old youlh today? That question was raised in papers filed in circuit court Pri- 1 day seeking dismissal of a 10-day jail sentence for a youth who appeared in court in what Judge Francis Gouldman called a "weird and undesirable appearance." In sentencing the youth last month [or contempt, Gouldman described his uncut hair and beard as "similar to a cross be- tween an Angora goat and a baboon." Philip 3. Hirschkop, attorney for the youlh, said "American and English jurisprudence is lacking in any standards or judge's opinion of whal presents 'weird and undesirable' appearances." I: If his client could b6 jailed, Hirschkop said, then why ndt "tufSy haired" Van Buren for resembling a koala- bear or "bushy haired" Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes for'resembling "a cross between a moose, a yak and an European The petition included pictures of Van Buren, Holmes and Lee and five other men of history with the hairy look. j The youth had been brought to juvenile court on a charge of vi- olating the curfew terms of his probation. He was returned to court on Sept. 24 and the charge dropped but he was ordered (o jail because his hair was not cut as the judge had directed in Ihe first appearance. He is now free pending his ap- peal hearing on Oct. 26. The juvenile's name was not given OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES Hirschkop said t h e youth _ cross between moose, yak? faces the 10 day sentence bo- cause Gouldman does not like sideburns or Ihe youlh, neither "permissible grounds for contempt citations." If Gouldman can "jail people for sideburns and small the lawyer said, "then why not for mustaches, toupees or wom- en with jade earrings or men with striped Wilh such standards, Gouldman might mete out "10 days for mullon chops, 30 days for hair over the collar, fine for mus- taches in general with an automatic for a Fu Hirschkop argued. Chilling Winds, Light Rain Add to Abilene Weather Woes Thirty-eight move days like Friday, and the Weather Bureau, newly named NOAA, may be forced to dispense handy hints for ship building along with daily forecasts. Friday was the second day in a row for Abilene and most area towns to record measurable rain and even if the drizzle fell lightly it was still enough to "fog up the Charles Taylor, Dublin correspondent, pointed out. In Abilene, the long lines of windshields lining up toward Shotwoll Stadium were misted over as .18 of rain fell, mostly in one continous drip. The city's two-day total is .20. WEATHER U.S. DEPA1JTMENT OF COMMERCE Naimnil Wealhtr IWtither Mlp Ps. IDI ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-mile M- dim) Cloudy and cold with occasional liahl rain through Sunday- Hlph Saturday 55. Low Saturday 46. High Sunday Northerly winds 10 mph, becoming light And variable Sunday. Probability ol precipitation, 30 per Saturday, 60 per cent Saturday nlgm. TEMPERATURES Frl. a.m. Frl. p.m. iJ it S3 51 47............. M 46 50 4) 45 47 4> 47 48 47 47 a _ it 53 Hlqh and low for 24-hours HVJIiio 9 p.m.: 53 and 46. High and low tamr date lasl 59 ard 48. Sunset Fast ntoril: tunrlw loday: sunsel lonighl: Barometer reading at 9 p.m.! 30.37. Humidity at 9 p.m.: B? per One of the area towns that Friday got a late but good start on the 40-day record was Rochester with a rainfall of 2.10 for the day. Temperatures dropped almost as fast as the rain drops throughout the Big Country with most the rainfall accompanied by cold weather. As those football fans in Abilene sat under the .18 of rain, the temperature dropped to 46 for the night with the same drop in temperature and a probability of forecasted by NOAA for Saturday. Other West Texas towns who are 38 days away from flood control laws are Old Glory with a two-day total of 2.10; Rule and Gpree with 2 inches; Aspermont with 1.93 aflcr both days. Area towns where correspondents said the windshield were on overtime by 8 p.m. included Munday with 1.65; Rule, 1.40; and Albany, .67, Rotan, 1.40 all two-day totals. One-day totals of one-half inch or more fell in Paint Rock, .50; Seymour, .75; Stamford, .50. Most of Texas followed the pattern set in this area as no one but people in the eastern third of stale got a glimpse of the sun. WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE 1 Airport otat 'fl TOTAL Normal for Year ANSON ASPERAfONT BALL1NGER SPRING COLEMAN COLORADO CITY COMANCHE DUBLIN GOHEE HAWLEY .72 .20 .25 .30 .24 Tr. .60 .43 2.0 .45 HERMLEIGH .....40 LAWN ............03 MOHAN ..........50 MUNDAY...........40 1.65 OLD GLORY .....00 2.10 PAINT ROCK .....50 PUTNAM .........20 RANGER .........45 ROCHESTER 2.10 ROTAN ...........70 1.40 RULE ............70 2.00 SKYMOUR 75 STAMFORD ......50 STRAWN Tr. SWEETWATER Tr. TUSCOLA ........30 WESTBHOOK .....35 WINTERS ........20   

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