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Bakersfield Californian Newspaper Archives May 21 1972, Page 4

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Bakersfield Californian (Newspaper) - May 21, 1972, Bakersfield, California 4 sunday. Moy 31.197? to Ghr postal teams Mcgovern Aims att0 Aid fight California s vote Angela Davis to offer fear As defense on heroin Only Angela san Francisco up sen. Hubert Humphrey plans choose sen. George Mcgovern As his vice presidential running mate it he is nominated by the democratic party for president Mcgovern said saturday. A i have other plans a Mcgovern responded the South Dakota senator campaigning against Humphrey for californians big convention delegation said Humphrey a Quot has instructed his aides to be very kind to me in the next couple of weeks because he fully intends that in a going to be his vice presidential running mate. A i want to say to my Friend senator Humphrey that i have other plans a Mcgovern said. Both leading democratic presidential hopefuls were in the Golden state cranking up their final run for the favor of five million democrats who will select a Block of 271 democratic National convention delegates on june 6 at the polls. Hep. Shirley Chisholm d-n.y., was also in California hoping to win enough votes among the state s minority populations to place third in the primary. She would not get any of the delegates but believes she would gain some Power at the Miami meeting. Mcgovern appeared before cheering longshore supporters at a Union Hall near Fisherman a wharf in san Francisco in an attempt to Cut into Humphreys strength with labor and minorities. Later he was to meet with mexican americans in Fresno and Fly to Phoenix ari/., in be personally endorsed by farm Union Leader Cesar Chavez. Humphrey spent the Day in a series of appearances a san Diego. But even in his speeches in Oregon where he is trying to build up an impressive win Over the other to candidates in the in Moo rat in primary next tuesday the South Dakota senator said California s primary in a the make or break he said a whoever wins in California will be in a very Strong position to win the nomination. I think we be got the nomination if we win in Washington w the postal sen ice announced saturday it is assigning postal inspectors to work with the special Justice department teams to Stop heroin trafficking in the United states. The teams were organized last january and include agents from the Bureau of customs internal Revenue service. Naturalization service and state and local police. Tile postal inspectors will lie assigned to teams based in 15 cities Atlanta Baltimore Chicago Dallas Denver Detroit Houston los Angeles Miami Fla. Newark . New Orleans new York City Philadelphia san Francisco and Washington . San Josf if it the clue to the strategy Davis defense will take this week can be found in the defendant s opening statement to the jury trying her on murder Kidnap and conspiracy charges. She admitted purchasing four guns the prosecution says were used in the Marin county civic Center shootout but said she bought them for Protection. Miss Davis said she had received a hundreds and thousands Quot of death threats when she was teaching philosophy at Urcla and it became known that she was a communist. A there will be no doubt in your mind that my reason for purchasing those weapons was related to my fears for my own life and for the lives of those around me a the Black militant told the jury. The prosecution rested its Case a week ago after presenting 95 witnesses and Nitro than 200 pieces of evidence Over a seven week period. Miss Davis attorneys have refused to disclose their plans for the defense beginning monday. They have said their presentation will be an a abbreviated cases and hinted they might choose to offer no testimony at All. As in All criminal trials the Burden of proof is on the prosecution which has attempted to show that miss Davis 28, purchased four guns and furnished them to Jonathan Jackson for use in the aug. 7, 1970 Kidnap escape attempt that led to four deaths. The state contends miss Davis planned the escape because she was in love with Johathan s older brother George Jackson and wanted him freed from san Quentin prison. Jonathan a judge and two convicts were killed in the shootout George Jackson was killed last August in what authorities claimed was an attempted escape from san Quentin. He and two unrelated Black convicts known As the Soledad Brothers were accused of killing a Soledad prison guard. The surviving two members of the Trio were acquitted in her opening statement. Miss Davis promised to a fully account Quot for her Purchase of a Shotgun that blew off the judge s head. She admitted her Friendship with Jonathan and said she had great affection for George Jackson. So said the state claim that she acted out of passion for Hirr was a utterly acknowledging that aft i the shooting she disappeared until her arrest in new York oct. 13, 1970, mass Davis said a the evidence will show that i had Good reason to fear police violence should i voluntarily submit the authorities at that i1 i i i i i i i i i i i Wall Heisey for 29th Assembly the Man for All reasons paid for by Hersey for committee need help in choosing a savings plan talk it Over with Diane. In our downtown Bakersfield office Diane Lyles is a trained savings in the Art of saving Money. She wants to help you earn the highest interest rates the Law allows. She can explain How interest can be automatically added to your account and increase your earnings by compounding. 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