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Chicago Daily Illini (Newspaper) - October 31, 1970, Chicago, IllinoisThe daily Illinik a in its 100th year of service to the University and Community one Hundredth year 24 pages Urbana Champaign Illinois saturday october 31, 1970 ten cents number 39eastman no intention to hit Hoults closing arguments set for today up up and away last year it was buttons. But this year the Campus Chest has switched to balloons. The organization sold balloons Friday on the Quad. The proceeds from the fund raising project Are donated to charities. Staff photo by Tony Garcia Agnew wants Radical misfits separated from rest of society Chicago 111. Up a vice president Spiro t. Agnew campaigning in the Midwest for Senate candidates said Friday that people like those who pelted president Nixon with rocks Are a a garbage and should be swept out of society. Agnew said the Best Way to do it is to vote for Strong Law and order candidates. A yes i say separate them from the rest of society a Agnew told some 6,000 cheering republicans in downstate Illinois before flying to Chicago for the night. A get them out of our hair a Agnew said. Agnew told some 6,000 cheering today a spectrum explores the. 1970 election. The daily Illinik a state staff has compiled information about All the major candidates. Included Are the National scene the Illinois senatorial contest the state treasurers race the superintendent of Public instruction race student involvement in the election a general Assembly wrap up and the state banking amendment. There is also a list of candidates and instructions on marking a ballot. It All begins on Page 11. Republicans in Belleville 111., that demonstrators of the kind that threw eggs and rocks at president Nixon in san Jose Calif., thursday Are a misfits who interfere with Agnew said they should be separated from society a in the same humane Way that we separate other misfits who interfere with a How do we do it a he said. A we do it by going to the polls nov. 3 and with a resounding and overwhelming vote in favor of those candidates who favor a Tough stance on Law and order who favor Strong candidates who favor Strong Campus administrations that will not tolerate that kind of outrageous Agnew was making his third trip to Illinois for sen. Ralph Tyler Smith who is believed to be running behind Democrat Adlai e. Stevenson Iii inside the Hall at Belleville where Public schools had been let out for the Day about two dozen Young persons chanted a Kent state Kent state several times and held up their fingers in the peace sign. A you Fellows ought to go try it Over there in Vietnam like some other Young people a Agnew told the hecklers departing from a Section of his speech about Vietnam. By Marsha Kuhn Fred Eastman former Champaign City police officer testified Friday that he a did not intentionally shoot Edgar on the basis of his testimony the conflicting statements of eyewitnesses to the shooting and character references the defense rested its Case Friday in Champaign circuit court. Closing arguments and the charging of the jury will be heard today in an unusual saturday session. Eastman is charged with murder and involuntary manslaughter in connection with the april 29 fatal shooting of Edgar Hoults after a High Speed Chase through North Champaign and Urbana in which Hoults violated several traffic regulations. All voluntary manslaughter charges against Eastman were dropped thursday by judge Birch e. Morgan for Lack of sufficient evidence. A request by John Gam Bill defense attorney for dismissal of the murder and involuntary manslaughter charges was denied both thursday and Friday. Testimonies differ Eastman gave his own version of the incident which differed from prosecution witness stories on several key Points Eastman described weather and Light conditions that morning As being a Cloudy a a it was not As Light As in this room a said Eastman. A it was dark Cloudy i Call it fog. It was overcast. I could barely see Hoults at this Edward Townsend who witnessed the shooting said it was a was Light As this room at the time of the incident. Edwin Perano owner operator of Arrow ambulance which came to the Aid of Hoults said a i had to turn on a Light to dress for the Call. I could not have seen where i was going without my this series of questions came in response to prosecutions attempt to show that Light conditions could have aided Eastman a aim if he intentionally fired at the runner. How Many shots also brought into question were the number and timing of shots fired. Alex Shaw a Dunbar court resident at the time of the shooting testified that As he looked from his apartment window he saw a car Stop and a police car pulling in quickly behind. A i was about 40 feet from the scene a said Shaw. A i heard one shot and saw it fired by the Mary Lee Jones another Dunbar court resident and Eastman fired two shots. A i heard a shot while i was in the House a said miss Jones. A i. Looked out the window and saw Hoults being chased by an officer with a Blue shirt on. Hoults reached a Fence. I heard or. Hoults say a in a going to Stop and he turned around with his hands up. Then i saw the Man shoot miss Jones said a Eastman was 10 feet from Hoults when he Eastman testified that no shot was fired until he rounded the Corner of an apartment Complex in Dunbar court. Slipped and fell a was i rounded the Corner and stepped on a. Sidewalk i started drawing my weapon a said Eastman. A i slipped on some wet grass mud and caught myself with my left hand As i fell Forward and to the left. I did not Quot fall completely. The weapon discharged As i hit the Eastman said his intention in drawing his gun was a to fire a warning shot so that he would a i yelled out several times for Hoults to Stop while i was running a said Eastman. At this time Eastman said a i did not know which Way my gun was facing. I fired one Speaks at televised rally Nixon reacts to attack san Clemente Calif. Up a president Nixon aroused by the stoning of his motorcade by Antiwar demonstrators in san Jose worked Friday on a speech in which he will a discuss what America must do to end the wave of violence and addressing a Republican rally in Anaheim Calif., Nixon called on the nations voters to reject candidates who have condoned or excused violence or failed to speak up against it. No Republican a permissiveness the president said he could assure his listeners that Republican candidates seeking House and Senate seats in next tuesdays election have not been guilty of a a permissiveness toward either violent demonstrations or crime. Broadcast live in California the Nixon speech was aired nationally on television on a delayed basis with the Republican National committee picking up the Tab. The presidents decision to transform what supposedly would have been a routine speech to a Cali today s weather partly Cloudy today with the High 57-62. Partly Cloudy tonight with the Low around 40. Partly Cloudy tomorrow with the High in the 50s and lower 60s. Fornia audience was prompted by the violence of some 1,000 Antiwar protesters who attacked him and his cavalcade after similar partisan appearance in the san fran Ciso Bay area City of san Jose. A violent demonstration a it was a violent demonstration a said Nixon adding that rocks bottles and bricks were thrown bus windows broken and some members of his party injured. None of the injuries was serious. As he has repeatedly done in Campaign appearances this year Nixon said that television news programs showing a the violent few May have Given Many people the false impression that the violent ones represent a majority of Young people. A my friends i have Good news for you a he said. A i can Tell you that the Radical few. Are not the majority of american youth today and they will not be the leaders of America leaped to feet the Anaheim convention Center audience let out a Roar arid leaped to its feet a a reaction typical of Nixon crowds everywhere when he has used this line. About 8,000 Republican partisans filled the convention Center for Nixon a appearance. Only a few dozen demonstrators a some opposing the Vietnam War and others president Nixon a fight a a permissiveness urging military Victory a paraded on a sidewalk White House spokesman said after Nixon spoke that the president would return to the subject of violent demonstrations a and perhaps Deal with it More extensively a at a Campaign appearance today at sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix. Nixon will spend the Day stumping through Arizona new Mexico Nevada and Utah
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