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Chicago Daily Illini (Newspaper) - October 17, 1970, Chicago, IllinoisA the daily Illi Niin its 100th year of service to the University and Community one Hundredth year Twenty pages Urbana Champaign Illinois saturday october 17, 1970 ten cents number 29 Homecoming spirits Rise i Beta Phi and Tau Epsilon Phi exhibit their Homecoming spirit in their decorations at the i Phi House on 1005 s. Wright Street Champaign. The decorations were judged last night and will remain assembled for viewing through this weekend. Staff photo by Tony Garcia canadians arrest 250 Fly members Ottawa pm invoking unprecedented peacetime Powers the government revived world War ii regulations Friday and outlawed the Quebec liberation front. Police in a wide sweep across Quebec province arrested More than 250 persons. Prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau who comes from Quebec declared the liberation front posed the threat of insurrection and was trying clandestinely to destroy the nations social Structure. He announced regulations providing five years in jail for anyone even assisting a member of the front known by its French initials Fly. The organization which condemns the present capitalist Structure and seeks to make a separate nation of Quebec was responsible for last weeks kidnappings of British Diplomat and a Quebec Cabinet minister. Trudeau a Liberal party com mands a majority in the House of commons and his government was thus Able to proclaim the War measures act without serious Challenge a but not without criticism. John Diefenbaker a former prime minister under the conservative party said the decision puts canadians Freedom a in cold storage for several months to 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 police in their raids Friday. Trudeau told the House of commons the measure was being revived a with deep he said the government had no Choice. In a nationwide radio television address Friday night Trudeau told canadians the government had invoked the a distasteful a extraordinary Powers because the nations criminal Law a was it stands is simply not adequate to Deal with sys Parenti did t kit trooper by Robert c. Cooper daily Vuini City editor a i never struck a person in my life at least since i was kid in Grade school a Michael Parenti former associate professor in the Institute of government and Public affairs testified Friday morning. Parentiss testimony came at the close of a three Day Bench trial crowded with students before Birch e. Morgan chief circuit court judge of Champaign county. Judge morgans verdict is expected monday morning. In his closing argument William Gaston assistant states attorney said the Case is in essence determined by a which witnesses Are believable and which Are the 38 year old professor is Lino is state trooper in the Mouth. Parenti said that in the Early afternoon Quot of May 6 he was walking his dog a a Jonah and wandered to the Zillini Union where a group of students were attempting to Block a garbage truck. Climbing onto the running Board of the truck he testified he shouted to the Driver a for gods Sake Man Stop the truck. Stop the truck there Are people in Back of you you can to the professor said the truck kept moving Back and he was worried that a someone would get killed and that would have blown the University a get on your feet Parenti said he told the students a for gods Sake get of your feet this is not the time for a sit-in.�?�. The professor said he was look Mighael Parenti. Takes the stand charged with disorderly conduct resisting or obstructing a peace officer and aggravated Battery. May 6 incident the state has attempted to prove Parenti struck Terry Debaun ii ing for the person w to was responsible for letting the truck proceed and. Was directed to Paul Doebel University chief Security Parenti said he asked Doebel a what is More important a Lousy truck or the lives of those he said that As he began to urge the students to get up his attention was momentarily diverted by a policeman Clearing a student with a riot Baton. The Stu Dent grabbed the Baton and the trooper fell. Parenti said at this Point he was in a half crouched position and As he turned was clubbed in the left Eye by a trooper with a riot Baton. He then said he was clubbed in the Back of the head and then next remembers being face Down continued on Page 4 thematic the terrorists a have in their Possession a considerable amount of dynamite a the prime minister said and the threat they pose a is out of proportion to their he noted the terrorists demand that 23 a political prisoners be released in Exchange for the kidnapped hostages and said a to Bow to the pressure of these kidnappers. Would not Only be an abdication of responsibility it would Lead to an increase in terroristic activities in Quebec. It would be As Well an invitation to terrorism and kidnapping across the the War measures act was proclaimed at 4 a.m., and extra military forces began moving into Quebec. Negotiations Between the Fly and the Quebec government had broken Down an hour before the proclamation. They had been bargaining on a Deal for the lives of James r. Cross British Trade commissioner in Montreal and Pierre Laporte labor minister of Quebec. Quebec kidnappers demand release of a political prisoners by Willa Marcus and Jennifer Penney College press service Canadian University press Montreal cps a the struggle Between government and police officials and the front de liberation quebecois Fly has escalated almost hourly since the Fly kidnapping of James Cross British Trade commissioner on oct. 5. After a Day of secret meetings with harried Quebec and British officials the Canadian Federal government announced its refusal to accept the conditions for the release of Cross instead letting Loose a full scale sweep of police raids and arrests in Montreal. In another police Effort to come Down on Radical and revolutionary separatists the a combined anti terrorist squad of the Montreal police Quebec provincial police and the Royal Canadian mounted police rounded up 25 Fly members and sympathizers oct. 7 and is holding them without charge though none is suspected of having connections Eubanks quits Black Post today s weather sunny and warmer today. Fair and not so cold tonight. Fair and warmer sunday. High today 58 to 65. Low tonight 34 to 40. High sunday 63 to 71. By Reginald Payne daily Blini staff writer Robert a. Eubanks professor of civil engineering resigned Friday As interim executive director of the afro american studies commission As had been demanded by the Black students thursday morning. Black students said Friday night that they have not achieved a total Victory even though Eubanks has resigned and the commission has been eliminated. The proposed academic committee of experts to evaluate the work of the three afro american programs on this Campus and report to the vice chancellors has not been named. Eubanks said Friday a it is Clear that misinformation frustration and poor communication have caused a Large number of Black students to feel that the present commission Structure is ineffectual and that i have been a major impediment to denies charges a neither of these accusations is True but if they Are strongly be a lived this very belief can result in a drastic reduction in the effectiveness and maturation of our efforts. Should i retain an Active role in the commission or a similar body i believe that the present dissatisfaction and turmoil will escalate resulting in the retardation or elimination of the programs we have started As Well As possible punitive actions against deserving in meetings thursday and Friday concerning the resignation of Eubanks the students demanded the elimination of the commission on the ground that it was nonfunctional to Blacks and insensitive to their needs and had been a Buffer that prevented certain proposals from going to higher administrators. The Black students said that the commission which was established on feb. 27, 1969 was founded for the sole purpose of 1 defining the Field of afro american studies 2 gathering analysing and classifying programs on other campuses 3 acting As an information Center and 4 making recommendations responsive to the needs of Black students on this Campus. The students charged that the commission had failed to carry out these major functions effectively. New committee the students have proposed that a More expert body the proposed afro american academic committee be formed to evaluate programs for the afro american Public service program the afro american academic program which would be renamed the afro american studies department. Bulletin Robert York University student was shot in the upper left at approximately Midnight Friday by a Small Caliper gun according to witnesses. York was taken to Carle clinic. A a youth was shot about Midnight on the second floor of the Zillini Union a according to Robert Evans University director of the office of Public information. According to the Public information office no arrests have been made As of Early this morning. With the kidnapping. Raid Arcade on monday following the abduction police had made raids without warrants on Homes and offices of left Wing activists and separatists in Montreal. While the raids had ceased tuesday in lieu of less overt police activity Many separatists Are still being kept under close surveillance. The kidnapping was the first successful attempt by the few in the Wake of a series of diplomatic abductions by other liberation groups throughout the world. Two others had apparently been planned for last february Moshe Golan israelis Trade commissioner and in August american Consul Harrison Burgess but had been broken up by the secret police squad. Jerome Choquette Quebec Justice minister has refused to release the document which contained the few demands to be met for the return of Cross and ordered the confiscation of As yet unopened copies of the declaration sent to newspapers and other Media in the area. As a result the people of Quebec have no version other than Choquette Sas. To the rationale of the kidnappers. Demands made the demands As Choquette released them Are a an indefinite number of Quebec a political prisoners Fly members mainly who have been jailed under convictions of bombings and of a a sedition must be released from jail and immediate arrangements made for their flight to Cuba or Algeria. This demand is to be subject to the ratification of the prisoners individually a payment of $500,000 in Gold a a a voluntary tax to be placed aboard the aircraft ferrying the released prisoners a the publication of the few political manifesto in All the Quebec mass Media a the Post office department must reinstate All former employees of Lapalme Ltd. 450 truck Drivers were fired by the government last year during a militant strike a the identification by police of the informer who broke up the planned kidnapping of american Trade Consul Burgess a immediate calling off of any police activity in the Hunt. For Cross and the few kidnappers i a
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