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Amarillo Globe Times (Newspaper) - December 21, 1970, Amarillo, Texas Washington Dpi the supreme court ruled today that 18-year Olds shall be entitled to vote in presidential Senate and House elections but not in state and local races except where state Laws allow it. The decision partially uphold ing the constitutionality of voting legislation enacted by Congress Early this year is expected immediately to qualify an additional 10 million Young for future Federal elections. All nine justices agreed that Congress had the right to set the voting age for National elections for president and members of Congress. But the court divided 5 to 4 on holding Thiot Congress could not by legislation interfere with state age requirements for voting in no Federal a a in the main opinion on this Issue Justice Hugo l. Black declared a it is a Plain fact of history that the framers of the Constitution never imagined that the National Congress would set the qualifications for voters in every election from to local Constable or Village Alderman. A it is obvious that the whole Constitution reserves to the states the Power to set voter qualifications in state and local elections except to the limited extent that the people through constitutional amendments have i eci finally narrowed the pow ers of the the four justices joining in a minority opinion argued that the is year old vote should have to it Een a permitted even at the state and local Levels. A a a the justices were in greater agreement in upholding two other key of the 1970 voting rights act a one strik ing Down state residency rules of beyond 30 Days for voting in presidential elections and the other Banning throughout the country literacy tests for a a in other actions before recessing for the holidays the court refused to hear an Appeal by Robert g. A a Bobby Baker former Secretary to Senate democrats of his 1967 conviction charges of theft income tax evasion and related , the Brief order meant that the former Lyndon b. Johnson protege s a it a Start serving a jail term of one to three years. Agreed in a Charleston w. Va., Case to consider the housing rights of ghetto residents displaced by interstate Highway construction. Arguments will be heard later in the term and a written opinion will then be issued. Let stand a decision that Alaska could lease Oil and Gas rights to the bed of the Tust Amena Lake m the Kenai National my it be a a the court acted in four cases year old vote was described by Senate democratic Leader Mike Mansfield As a one of the most if not the most significant decisions the High court has handed Down in its Long Black said that where attempted to remedy racial by the .�tatf,-., its authority was enhanced by the 14th amendment s guarantee of a equal Protection of the Laws and other Post civil War amendments. But he said had no foundation in the civil War amendments for changing the voting age for the states. On the other hand on the voting age in National elections where Congress has More Power need not be tied to eliminating racial discrimination he a a four justices a William o. Douglas William j. Brennan jr., Byron r Wiite and Thurgood Marshall a said the 18-year-old Vole Law should have been extended to state and local . Chief Justice Warren e. Burger and justices John m. Harlan Potter Stewart and Harry a. Blackmum agreed however with Black that Congress could not interfere see vote Page 20 court rules Khiva taxable Amarillo Globe times. Power of 2� dead 27 in led at i i Isoa fill Iii a a a a. Assessor youth a Caus ii nth year. No. 218 58 in Ages 4 sections 10 cents by Hai Marsh staff writer 7.&Quot 7 7 i z Tutti the 7th court of Hill fiarillo. Lexas monday. December ,1, 19� appeals today reversed a a 47th District court derision in hotel fire no photo by Ron Warlow and ruled that the Amarillo City commission cannot declare properly tax exempt. In an opinion written by associate Justice James \. Joy. The court said the Resolution adopted by the City commission in 1916 giving the Khiva Temple of the shrine at st and Fillmore tax exempt status is a of no for it and Jim Nugent City tax assessor collector placed the Khiva Temple on the tax roll.-, in july 1968. Claiming that the organization did not mgt it the qualifications of a pure Rohlic i a pity. defined by the Texas . The City commission Over 1 used Nugent s derision several i later a a a in feh nary 1969. Nov. It filed suit in District court in which he maintained the City com.�.sion could not give tar s atus to property Whit h did not so qualify under the Law i Nugent said he was a Uncertain As to his rights Rejionsi-Hilities, duties and Legal rela Tion with res it Ert to his duties As tax for the City of Amarillo in View of the of the City commis a Ion dates March 1?. 1946.�?� judge Gene Jordan of the 47�h District court ruled on .t.in. 6 in effect that the cite commission has the Tucson Ariz. Apr Juve Nille court petitions alleging felony homicide and arson were filed l Klay against a 16 year old youth in a $2.5 million fire which killed 28 persons and injured 27 in a downtown hotel sunday. The youth v As taken into Cus Tody near the scene of the Early morning Blaze and questioned by Iki lice the petition identified him As i Ouis c. Taylor four time parolee from the state Industrial school for patrolman Claus Burgman said he arrested Taylor because he a was acting suspiciously and could t his presence in the building a later Burgman said t Flor said he trying to endangered guests. Pima county Sujie rior c met juvenile judge Ben Birdsall said Talor to Gold us a number of different stories about the fire. He said he was at the scene and so the fire Start but claims he saw another boy do it a seve Ivd survivors of the flames which raced through the upper half of the 12-Story Pioneer enter National hotel said they had smelled h volatile sub comment when a Ltd of the stance in the corridors. Sivility of arson p.,lice electives a a id the the air m by Are j a a re conducting a criminal a a a Quot a a Quot a investigation but refused to see Vonil Page 20 i Rii 111 inside mall s dal a rash Ini fiarillo postal plots Are up in their Neeks in last Nunnley v 7 i Quoter a career a i hi�n77fnur a a cd or a illccto7 it 71.0 a. Arch a Errac a Imi Stai cd a Erk paused Inda before Taek Lnig a stack sure to Power to instruct him to lavs. Postmaster. T. I it Avis said employees Here Alrea Riv have processed m excess of in million pieces of mail this Christmas season. Kee court. Page 20 deaths 20 editorials 32 Horoscope 15 women s news 21-23 sports 27-30 television 40 markets 20 comics 38 Comton offices face pay Cut by Jack Boone staff writer the Potter county i it Urt a notified tto Lay that in salaries for county pokes Apu oved dec. 14 will have Iti be Cut in he Cral county offices by Jan. 1. The salary reduction has to he made because of a state Law requiring that salaries of county employees be based on the Federal . The in their regular meeting this morning recommended that a Bill be drawn up to he introduced to the legislature a soon As it convenes in january to have Potter county exempted from statutes. The Cotrit notified of the by Potter county atty Naomi Harney. Mrs Harney said that since the situation had been made Public in a news Afier Story the matter needed to 1m clarified for the Liene fit of who would lie affected by the salary . In some cases the cuts would a set salaries below what they were before t h e com Nussio ners approved a n amendment to the 1971 budget the salaries of most county employees. State Law requires that be set in accordance with the latest official Federal , which until the new figures Are released officially in january is the 1960 census. Potter county a population in 196>0 was 115.580. The estimated population of the county for 1970 is 87,985. Offices which mrs. Haney said would be affected by the state Law include county clerk Ann Lyle _ county attorney. A sheriff Paul Gaither. . Clerk Billie Nance Robbie Rigler tax assessor collector John Morris. County treasurer a1 Whitaker. _ juvenile Board members. As an example mrs. Harney said that the salary of her first assistant Butch Sparks will be reduced from $12.5 k to $6,999,23 and that the salaries of her other assistants will be reduced irom $9,000 to $6,082. A this problem has been discussed with some of the commissioners and the county judge and the solution recommended and the Only solution available is to discuss this problem with the legislators from Potter county and to have a local legislative Bill prepared to be presented to them immediately and to ask them to present the Bill As soon As the legislature convenes in order that these employees can draw a living wage a she said. In her letter to the com missioners. Mrs. Harney said she had discussed the situation with former rep. Walter Knapp who advised that if the Bill were presented As soon As the legislature convenes it could be passed and become Law within approximately two to three weeks. A it is also Cei Iain a mrs. Harney said a that based upon the 1970 prelim snap Federal , unless special legislation is passed the offices most affected will be the of see county Page 20 Claude Kellogg 51. Of Fritch. Died at 12 45 . Today in Northwest Texas from Burns suffered saturday night in an explosion at a compressor station of the natural Gas pipeline co. Of America in Fritch. Funeral services re set for n . Wednesday in Lainily lutheran Chun a in Borger with the Rev f. H. Schuster pastor officiating. Burial will be in West Awn memorial a Ark cemetery in Borger by Minton mortuary. The explosion occurred about 8 40 m. Saturday in the purification Plant area of compressor station no. 11, which is located in the Southwest portion of Fritch. Five other men on the night shift escaped injury. Kellogg an Oiler repairman for the company was the Only Workman in the general Vicinity of the blast. He had been employed by the Plant for 20 years. A a a in All parts of Fritch Felt the effects of the blast. Artie Thomas who works for Phillips Petroleum co., said flames shot As High As 100 feet in the air for 15 or 20 minutes. Art Partin chief Ranger at Lake Meredith said the blast Shook his Home. Little More than an hour after the incident officials of the Plant had regrouped and bypassed the damaged area. Gas was once again being pumped to Chicago for there. A a a teams of insurance investigators and engineers Are expected at the Plant today Dale Richerson Public information director of the Plant said. I he said a master switch was thrown when the occurred and the Gas Supply i to the ruptured area was Stop a Ped. Off duty employ went to the scene in n ,.se to assist in cordon in Choi a a a the fetch \ Gunteer fire department went to the Sig but no additional unit Ere . Kellogg was a of the Trinity Lulu ran a in Borger and a an Muy Veteran of world wr ii survivors include is a a be Mary Etta a daughter Ruth Allen of Ruvii two sons. Mond and Del of that and his parents. Or and mrs Raymond Kellogg of Giasco Kan. To on halal bla.-. W Iii of the several tips r of five in the newsroom Doirin the week Only one developed into a major news Story. Chris Kennedy it of 3508 ban y was first to rail wit ii a a a an explosion had Curre. A it of Amarillo. A for cd Man injured fatally in the blast that rocked compressor station no. 11 of the natural Gas if Ieline co. Of America in Louii Easl Fritch. A Check for a to will be forwarded to Kennedy As first place award in the news tip contest conducted weekly by the Globe news papers. Others calling the newsroom during the week were Judy , route 3, Box 205, Amarillo Clifford Kir Abail 4603 a 17th, miss Pamela Cook of 819 Fairmont. Joe Mosley of .3807 be 14th, Phil pick Rinji of 805 n. Tyler. L y n e 11 e Bickerstaff of 8 19 Spring mrs. Or. J. Mcginnis of 809 Russell. Monty Barbian of 5029 s. Crockett James Davis of 2013 Walker mrs. Frank Avis of 1302 a. Lincoln and mrs. Beverly once of 1949 s. Manhattan. It cute it. Too Little Ilo a big Job for of ill �.88 Ceniu a i31ile by Hal Marsh staff writer Amarillo transit systems Fluett buses often called minibuses have travelled More than two million Miles since they went into service aug 5, 1968. A in fact the 18 buses had a total of 2.028,309 Miles on nov. 30,�?� said Earl fair manager of the City owned bus system. Fair beams As he talks about the 19-passenger buses the mainstay in the transit department. Cost of operation has been 5.88 cents per mile including Gas lubrication washing and maintenance but not including the Driver or capitalization of the $210,000 Cost of the buses. A a in la guarantee you that is Way Down there a said fair. A people in the Industry who visit us done to believe All records on the buses and operations of the transit nicely Lowndes amp Neely insurance. Department Are maintained by the City a data processing department. A a a fair Altri buies the Low operating costs to the Drivers and to the City a maintenance shops. A they do a Good Job a said fair of the maintenance department. A its a Good reflection on the whole maintenance procedure. A the Drivers should take some of the credit too. They the weather Amarillo and Vicinity generally fair through tuesday. Warm again this afternoon. A Little cooler to Loht and tuesday. High temperature today in mid aos Low tonight in the lower 30s. High tuesday in the mid 50s. Westerly winds 12 to 18 Miles per hour. Gusting of High As 30 to 35 m.h. During the Day. Diminishing again tonight. From the National weather service. The High Lemo erasure in Amarillo on sunday was 62 the Low this morning was 43. Sunset today 5 38. Sunrise tuesday 7 52. Dow Jones industrials noon quotation 1 821.88 a Down .89 really take care of the the 18 Small buses took the place of the cumbersome 35-passenger Southern coaches the City purchased from Dallas when it plunged into the bus business on nov. 27, 1966, on a 30-Day notice. A a a a the Little buses have Cut Down the Accident rate 35 to 40 per cent a air said. A i think it is because of the size the Maneule ability and the wide Field of the virtue of the Small buses most praised by fair and his Drivers is their dependability. Since the buses have gone into operation. Fair said Only one bus has failed a on one occasion a to Start its morning rounds on schedule. Another bus was substituted and the run began 30 minutes late. A a we la be the first to admit that the Small buses Are not first in luxury but to get people from a Point a to a Point by dependably we Haven to n seen anything belter a fair said. A a a of the 35 Southern coaches purchased from the City of Dallas Only five Are still in operation. Fair said they did an extremely Good Job considering their age and the Type of equipment. The 30 buses have been stripped and junked. Air conditioners on several of the units were traded f or transmissions to a firm in Maryland. A a number of them could have been repaired a fair said a shut the maintenance costs were prohibitive and new replacement parts were nonexistent. A we reached that Point where it was cheaper to replace them than keep them the City recently added two 33-passenger buses of the a school Bush variety. An application for a Federal see buses Page 20 dependability not luxury. Fair and Fluett buses. Staff photo by de Calton %

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