Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 24, 1970, Abilene, Texas
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SOTH VEAR, NO, 220 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 24, 1970 -THIRTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS 10c DAILY—20c SUNDAY Auociated Prat* (ZP)
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Tho Senate passed Friday one of the major crime bills urged by President Nixon, a measure to arm the government with new legal weapons to fight the Mafia and other underworld syndicates.
Known as the Organized Crime Control Act, the bill was passed by a 72-1 vote after the Senate rejected all amendments offered by senators who contended some of its provisions trespass on individual rights.
Sen. lee Metcalf, D-Mont., cat the lone dissenting vote.
The measure now goes to the House, where there is no pros
pect of early action on it.
Nixon protested in his State of the Union address Thursday! that none of the 13 anticrime bills he recommended last year has yet been passed by the! Democratic - controlled Congress.
The Senate-passed hill is a bulky measure that was de-, scribed by Democrats and Re-; publicans alike as the product of bipartisan efforts. It wrapped into one piece of legislation IO separate bills,
Sen John L. McClellan, D-Ark., floor manager of the bill, said its enactment is vital “to arrest and reverse the growth of
organized crime and end its virtual immunity from legal accountability.”
He said ‘‘criminal cartels” like the Mafia annually drain billions of dollars from the econ-! omy through syndicated gam-! bling, the narcotics traffic, loan sharking, infiltration of legitimate business and the takeover of labor unions.
The bill for the first time would make largescale illicit gambling enterprises a federal crime. These are defined as involving five or more persons, being in operation for more than 30 days, and having a gross take
of as much as $2,000 in any one! day.
Bribery of local officials— such as police, prosecutors, or judges^in connection with illegal gambling activities also would become a federal crime.
Another major feature of the bill is designed to root out racketeer infiltration of businesses and labor unions, through criminal forfeitures and use of antitrust concepts like divestiture, dissolution and reorganization.
The bill provides also for extra sentences of up to 30 years in prison for habitual and professional criminals and for ! leaders of organized crime.
Other parts of the measure provide for a comprehensive revision and strengthening of the evidence gathering process in organized crime investigations and prosecutions.
Some senators objected that these new procedures would not be limited to organized crime and could impair civil liberties. The American Civil Liberties Union appealed to all senators to reject the bill, saying it contained “manifold possibilities for abuse.”
These disputed sections of the bill would:
—Provide for special grand [juries empowered not only to
AP Chief 'Enjoyed' Agnew s Press Criticism
By Kl) N. WISHUAMPKR
Editor, The Reporter-Ncws
The president of the Associated Press, Paul Miller, said here Friday he ‘‘actually enjoyed” Vice President Spiro Agnew’s recent criticism of the news media.
Miller made the observation during a short stop in Abilene at mid-day Friday while in Texas on business.
He visited briefly at The Reporter-News and inspected the newspaper’s building expansion now under construction. Then he was driven on a quick tour of the city, ending at the airport, where he boarded his private plane to fly home to Rochester, N.Y.
In addition to heading the AP, Miller is president of Gannett Newspapers^ one of the nation s largest newspaper chains head quartered in Rochester.
Miller said Vice President Agnew’s remarks were ‘‘his way of responding to what he thought
PAUL MILLER . . . praise for Abilene
had been criticism of the Nixon administration.
“This is a free country and there is no reason why he shouldn’t have the right to his
say,” Miller said in a plane-side interview.
The AP chief stressed Agnew did not criticize all newspapers in general “though a lot of people assumed he did.”
“What he did was to criticize a couple of newspapers (the New York Times and Ofhe Washington Post) which had editorially criticized the administration and he wanted to get back at them. I grant him as much right to respond as the newspapers have to make editorial criticism.
“All newspapers are fair game for criticism, just as are all politicians,” Miller declared.
Miller said the Associated Press is now doing its best job and making the most progress in history under direction of General * Manager Wes Gallagher. He was particularly pleased with the quality the AP is able to maintain in its personnel.
Miller says “readers will get
better looking, easier to read, more colorful newspapers in the future. In addition to that, newspapers are improving qualitatively and continue to be the absolute basic element of our communities.
“We have many other media that are useful, that we enjoy, but the newspapers have a distinctive role and seem to be emerging stronger among all the media because of their role as a community force,” Miller said.
He foresees exciting possibilities of electronic distribution of newspapers in the future.
Miller volunteered generous praise of Abilene and The Reporter News.
“I think The Reporter-News is building a wonderful building, and it is doing a great job here.”
Miller said he was “thrilled to visit a city with such fine highways, public and educational facilities as Abilene has. It is great!”
return indictments but to issue
reports concerning misconduct
by public officials and organized crime conditions.
An amendment by Sen Charles E. Goodell, R-N.Y., to strike out this report-writing authority was defeated 59 to 13.
—Write a new general immunity law under which a person could be compelled to testify notwithstanding his assertion of his 5th Amendment protection against self-incrimination. It would protect him from prosecution on the basis of anything he said but not from prosecution based on other evidence.
—Authorize the no-bail imprisonment for contempt or recalcitrant witnesses who refuse to testify after a grant of immunity.
—Provide for a perjury conviction based on manifestly contradictory statements under oath, doing away with the two-witness and direct-evidence rules.
—Authorize the attorney general to provide protective custody or otherwise protect organized crime witnesses and their families, at their request.
—Permit the use of depositions to be used in trial of criminal cases, as a safeguard against gangland vengeance against a witness.
—Sharply restrict defense access to goverijment files to determine if evidence was obtained through illegal wiretapping or other unlawful means. An amendment by Sen. Philip A. Hart. D-Mich., and Edward
Lottery Number 60 Limit Could Leave Draft Short
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER SUREAU (Weather Map. Pf. JA)
ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-mile radius' — Partly cloudy and a littla warmer Saturday through Saturday night.
Hgh Saturday 72 with a low Saturday right around 42 High Sunday 75. Winds
saturday southerly at to-ts m p.h. no rain|By THfl ASSOCIATED PRESS thought they could meet theiriNo. 30 to try and insure that the temperatures I Selective Service officials in 15 quotas. lottery numbers are called
states said Friday it was Officials in four states could relatively uniformly throughout
unlikely they would be able to fill not be reached for comment. the nation.
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Sunset last night: 6:03; sunrisa today: 7:38; sunset tonight: 6:04 Barometer marting at 9 p.m.: 30:06. Humidity at 9 p.m.: 89 per cent.
their February draft allocations Februai-y will be the second because of federal orders that month of operation for the new they go no higher than lottery draft system that President No. 60. Nixon signed into law last
Officials in another 15 states November. Eligibility was 9 and New York City said they determined by a lottery-by were unable to predict the effect
of the ceiling at this time. Officials in 16 states and the District of Columbia said they
birthday drawing last Dec. I.
In January the Selective Service system suggested local boards go no higher than lottery
This white mouse maintained his residence in a pay telephone in a coin-operated laundry in Manassas, Va., for three days before he was evicted by the telephone company. (AP Wirephoto)
CIA Office Out
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian government said
M. Kennedy, DMa.ss., to strikejday it has uncovered a down-this section was rejected 53 to town La Paz office run by the
In Washington, an official spokesman for Selective Service national headquarters, which ordered the February ceiling Tuesday, said state and local boards would be expected to go no higher than No. 60 even if that left them short.
Tile lengthy tresses of Beatle John Lennon and his wife, a thing of the past. Here’s how they look after a visit to a mark. Despite the clipping, Lennon kept his beard
Yoko Ono, are barber in Den-(AP Wirephoto)
The spokesman agreed, in answer to questions, that if this meant Selective Service nationwide would fail to meet the total Pentagon call for 19,000 men in February, then the Defense Department would have to seek additional men in a later call to make up the difference.
Asked whether this meant that the point of the February ceiling was to determine wheth er, in fact, the call could be met under such a restriction, the spokesman replied, “You’ve got it exactly.”
Without the ceiling, there might be a wide difference in lottery numbers of men called by local boards. The variance could come when one local board has a large pool of men spread evenly over the lottery while in another board’s pool the distribution of birthdays is far from the national norm.
An example of the latter occurred in Muskogee County, Oklahoma, where the board called a youth who is No. 306. When notified of the action the state director sent out instructions to cancel calls to anybody above No. 60.
Another reason for the ceiling is that some local boards might be short on low-numbered men early in the year because of deferments due to expire later.
The White House, Selective Service and Pentagon officials want to avoid inequities that could result from such disparities.
Smith Named President Of Mormons
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -Joseph Fielding Smith, a tough-minded fundamentalist who is Mormonism’s foremost theologian, Friday was chosen president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He succeeds David O. McKay, who died Sunday.
Smith, 93, was selected by the Mormon Council of the Twelve Apostles, which assumes control at the death of a church president. Smith was the council’s president and senior apostle.
His selection must be ratified by the world’s 2.8 million Mormons, but this is a formality.
Harold B. Lee, 70, was named to succeed Smith as head of the council, thus becoming heir-apparent to the presidency.
Smith, whose health is gener ally good despite his advanced years, says “A man should never retire” and sticks to a vigorous schedule.
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U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and that it will ask for the removal from Bolivia of any Americans involved in the CIA “center of operations.”
The,a committee to investigate CIA Fri-jactivities in Bolivia.
In Washington, the CIA declined comment on the charges.
The undercover office was reported found in the Sopocachi arca of La Paz.
Alleged CIA interference in Bolivian affairs has been a hot
Interior Minister Col. Juan issue here since 1967. In 1968, Ayoroa said the office was dis- former Interior Minister Anto-covered in the last few days and nio Arguedas said the CIA had contained radio transmitting even infiltrated the Bolivian se-and telephone bugging equip- cret service.
He said any employees in his ministry found to be involved with the CIA will be dismissed immediately and legal charges will be brought against them. He added he will ask the armed forces high command to set up
Eat a Chocolate Banana for MOD
If you’re in the mood for riding a tricycle, head to the Taylor County Coliseum tonight at 6:30 p.m. for the TAP (Teens Against Paralysis) Carnival.
Local teens will begin setting up their booths at IO a.m. today for the March of Dimes.
The fun includes tricycle races, “Tarzanland,” jailhouses, marriage booths, sponge throws, spook houses, fortune telling booths and dozens more.
If you’re hungry there’ll be things like pizza booths and ice cream parlors. One of the more exotic foods served this year will be frozen bananas dipped in chocolate.
This year camival-goers won’t have to face chilly winds or rain since the event is inside the coliseum. Last year’s Tap Carnival was held on the West Texas Fairgrounds.
TAP booths will be judged at 4:15 p.m. today, and the winning booth will receive $15.
Admission is $1.25 and the carnival will be open from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. It’s all for the March of Dimes, and teens are aiming for $10,000.
Ayoroa remarked Friday on his predecessor’s statement: “From what we have discovered, the denunciation made by Mr. Arguedas has a lot of truth in it.”
Arguedas is currently in asylum in the Mexican Embassy.
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Applications Fri........... 191
1969 Tout ........... 28,086
Record (1958) ........... 34,582
Deadline Jan. 31.
ANCIENT FILLINGS SHOW
Dentistry Isn't 'Young
WASHINGTON (AP) -Evidence that rather efficient denistry was practiced among prehistoric American Indians possibly almost 1,000 years earlier than previous evidence of therapeutic tooth-filling anywhere in the world-has been uncovered accidentally at the Smithsonian Institution.
Dr. Lucile E. St. Hoyme, a Smithsonian anthropologist, and Dr. Richard T. Koritzer, a Glen Burnie, Md. dentist, reported Friday that they said they recently found unmistakable sips of two beautifully filled teeth in a jawbone excavated in 1938
from an ancient Indian burial mound in the St. Louis, Mo. area. The teeth were filled with a cement like substance.
The researchers indicated that the dental aspects of the jawbone - believed to be that of a woman aged about 43 had gone unnoticed for many years among rows of skulls in the Smithsonian’s cabinets until Koritzer began his sleuthing in a new “monumental detective project,” sponsored by the famed institute.
Koritzer and Dr. St. Hoyme set out to examine 20,000 skulls in the Smithsonian collection “in an effort to
discover the origins and history of dental diseases among the populations of the world.”
In addition to the two filled teeth in the Indian woman’s jawbone—estimated to be from somewhere between 900 and 1200 A.D., and possibly even earlier—the researchers have uncovered these other finds, according to Smithsonian spokesmen:
—Evidence of a molar that was at least being prepared for a filling-job found in a prehistoric Indian man’s skull unearthed from the vsame St. Louis area. This skull was J
estimated to date from around 1200 A.D. and, until the Indian woman’s Jawbone was checked for dentistry evidence, had constituted “the first evidence of a tooth preparation from therapeutic reasons in any prehistoric or ancient population.” —Evidence that Egyptians of the 6th and 12th dynasties suffered only 2 to 3 per cent decay, while those of the 18th dynasty had up to 90 per cent incidence. However,n# evidence has been uncover*! so far that the ancient Egyptians had undergone denial treatment.