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Defiance Crescent News (Newspaper) - October 17, 1970, Defiance, Ohio Warmer sunday fair and warmer Defiance Crescent news 83rd year a no. 92 United press International Defiance Ohio saturday october 17, 1970 Telephone 784-5441 Northwestern Ohio s Complete Home newspaper Price to cents Angela Davis rallying Point for communists l. A. Times Washington Post special in wire service new York a some authorities believe Angels Davis was under orders from the communist party not to leave the United states. They conclude the photogenic former philosophy instructor and Black militant presented too Good a rallying Point to try to strengthen sagging party membership and to forge Long sought after alliances with students and with members of Black communities. Official party watchers believe that if miss Davis really wanted to flee to Cuba or perhaps Algeria it probably would have been possible. A the party has been looking for a Long time for some Way to get Back into the limelight a said a knowledgeable Law enforcement officer Friday. A now the party has a Star. She Angela seems made to order. She a Young Black goo looking Well educated. A she must have been told by superiors that it would probably be better if she stayed and got caught than if she left the country to become just one More expatriate a he added. Clearly the american communist party has been in a decline since the 1950s. Gray hair predominates at Many meetings. Appeals to students through the Dubois cubs and More recently through the Young workers liberation league have been unsuccessful. Programs designed to draw in Black followers have been failures. It is the party a Hope to use miss Davis As a cause celebre to remedy these failures some officials conclude. Miss Davis was arrested tuesday night with David r. Poindexter a 36-year-old Black Chicago businessman at a Motel in Manhattan. She faces charges by California authorities of murder and kidnapping in connection with an aborted attempt by convicts to flee the san Rafael calif., courthouse aug. 7. A judge and three other persons were shot to death in the Battle. Miss Davis is being held without bail for a hearing nov. 9. John Abt miss Davis lawyer and counsel to the communist party .a., said he intends to fight extradition proceedings. He added the Legal Battle will be a Long one. The communist party Friday organized a demonstration in front of gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller a new York office to demand her release. The protest was led by Gus Hall the White haired general Secretary of the party. A we Are in the midst of galloping hysteria a Hall said. A Angela Davis will give new emergence to the Issue of Hall said the party will support miss Davis with Man Page 8, column 4, please dragnet sweep up Canadian dissidents gives details a Lockheed Georgia company a Deputy c5a program manager Doug Wheeler appeared before newsmen Early today to answer questions about the explosion which ripped apart the a a a original c5a Galaxy the worlds largest air plane. The plane was being def eled and routine maintenance being performed when a series of explosions destroyed the aircraft killing one person and injuring another. Up Montreal up a police dragnet squads swept through Quebec today in the Federal governments intensified Effort to crush the terrorist Fly and locate the kidnappers holding two High ranking officials. There was no word on the Fate of British Diplomat James r. Cross kidnapped 13 Days ago or Quebec labor minister Pierre Laporte abducted at gunpoint one week ago. The shaken government of Pierre Trudeau Clung to Hopes both still were alive. Trudeau who involved emergency War Powers Friday and outlawed the separatist Fly placed the responsibility squarely on the terrorists for the safety of Cross and Laporte. A the guns pointed at their Heads a he dramatically told the nation on television Friday night a have Fly fingers on the a Quebec government official said Friday a there is every reason to believe or. Laporte is still no one speculated about Cross. The kidnappings have plunged the government deep into crisis. Trudeau mobilized 4,000 Federal troops to Aid Quebec a 9,000 police officials in the crackdown on Fly leaders and sympathizers. Dragnet Friday netted 270 persons in 158 raids. His suspension of certain civil liberties especially in arrest situations Drew fire from opposition leaders in Ottawa. One likened it to a trying to crush a Peanut with a in the raids said inspector . Melancon of the Quebec provincial police a Large quantities of firearms a guns pistols bayonets and knives a were seized. Trudeau his face drawn and grim declined again Friday night to meet the Kinda per a demands for release of 23 political prisoners Safe passage out of the country and $500,000 Gold Bullion Ransom a should the government give in to this crude blackmail a he said shifting uncomfortably in his chair a we could be facing the breakdown of the Legal system and its replacement by the Law of the a a a a a a a a a original c5a plane explodes one dead Promise act revocation Marietta a. Up the original c5a Galaxy worlds largest aircraft exploded on the flight line at the Lockheed Georgia co. Plant Early today killing one worker and injuring another. A rapid fire series of explosions rocked this Atlanta suburb about 1 20 a.m., split the fuselage on the giant plane and left a Lockheed no. In crumpled on the Concrete runway apron. A a great Ball of fire half of local taxes Are in less than half of the 1970 general personal taxes had been collected Friday mrs. Jean Wiseman Defiance county treasurer reports. However the collection of classified taxes to Date has topped the Halfway Mark she added. A total of $1,112,037.42 is the amount of general personal Page 8, column 5, please mushroomed up from the wreckage according to Security officer b. D. Smart who said the flames raged out of control four new Bills face City Council four new ordinances including it measure to proceed with additional improvements to the North Side Park appear on the Agenda for the meeting of Defiance City Council at 8 p. In. Tuesday. Also on the Agenda Are ordinances to proceed with installation of a 12-Inch water line from Westwood drive to the existing 164nch main at the City water Plant to proceed with improvement to the shooting Range in the basement of the City county building at a Cost estimated at $17,500 with the City a share to be $6,500 and a measure to repeal a City or Page 8, column i please for about an hour. More than a dozen fire trucks pumped every drop of White foam at the base onto the burning cargo plane. Air Force col. S. W. Brewer attached to Lockheed to oversee the c5 program said the cause of the explosion was a obviously some sort of fuel the plane nearly the length of a football Field and six stories High had been undergoing a touch and go tests Friday. Workmen were de fueling Page 8, column 5, please Centennial planning set discussion of Centennial Observance of the 1971 graduating class at Defiance High school will highlight the meeting of the Defiance City Board of education at 7 30 p. In. Tuesday in the Junior High school building. Reports also will be Given on Page 8, column 4, please Ottawa up a prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau in a television address to the people of Canada Friday night pledged to withdraw use of the War measures act at least by april i 1971, or sooner if separatist terrorism in Quebec is eliminated. Trudeau also said his government would attempt to introduce a less comprehensive legislation in parliament As soon As possible to Deal with prisoners. Terrorism. The War measures act which gives police sweeping Powers including the right to search and arrest without warrants was invoked for the first time in peacetime by the prime minister Friday morning in a crackdown aimed at separatists who kidnapped British Diplomat James Cross and Quebec labor and immigration minister Pierre Laporte and demanded the release of 17 foundry recalls 900 employees Kent probe reaction is expect edly varied the Central foundry Grey Iron Plant which suspended operations sept. 18 following the Law strike will resume Metal casting operations monday according to Floyd Mccurdy Plant manager. Two production lines will be reactivated and approximately 900 hourly employees will be called Back. Although exempt from the Law strike which started sept. 14, the Grey Iron Plant discontinued operations because non pm customers had Large castings supplies on hand. Depletion of these inventories of non pm customers together with resumption of work at Gmys diesel Allison Plant in Detroit is making resumption of Grey Iron castings possible. The Defiance modular Plant which has maintained partial operations during the strike will continue to do so. Approximately 400 employees will work monday and 900 the remaining Days of the week. Together the two plants eat age 8, column 6, please Ravenna Ohio up the special grand jury which secretly indicted 25 persons in connection with May disturbances at Kent state University attacked the administration but exonerated the Ohio National guard. The names of the 25 persons indicted Friday by the 15-member panel were not revealed and will not be until those named Are arrested. Portage county sheriff Joe Hegedus said saturday he received the list of indictments but none would be served until monday. A indictments have been re levied by this office and will be processed a read the statement issued by Hegedus. A it is anticipated at this Point that no indictments will be served until monday oct. 19, 1970.�?� a no further information will be available from this office a he added. Hegedus was unavailable for further comment on the imminent arrests and his office refused to add anything to the statement. Hie jury which began in deliberation sept. 15, heard some 300 witnesses Tell of the events leading up to the May 4 shooting deaths of four Usu students during a confrontation with the Ohio National guard troops. Nine students were wounded in the shootings. The troops had been sent to the Campus to help quell disturbances which flared when president Nixon ordered troops into Cambodia. The jury a report said it found the guardsmen a fired their weapons in the honest and sincere belief and under Cir Page 8, column 7, please Paulding county records fatality a train car crash in Melrose and train farm tractor crash in Payne killed a Van Wert woman and seriously injured a Payne Man Friday. Killed was mrs. Pauline b. Pontius 53, Van Wert. Injured was Edward Stewart 32, Payne a patient in Parkview Hospital fort Wayne. The Van Wert Post state patrol reports that mrs. Pontius was northbound on Park St. In Melrose and failed a it Stop for an Cloud 9 a state auditor Roger Cloud Republican candidate for governor visited area cities and towns Friday in his Campaign bus a Cloud 9�?�, with Ohio rep. Charles Kurfess and . Rep. Delbert Latta. Shown during the Stop in Napoleon Are from left a mrs. William j. Neidig president of the Henry county Republican women a club Cloud Kurfess Jack Saneholtz Napoleon and Latta. The group also made stops in Archbold Bryan Defiance and Ottawa. Crescent news photo. A a a a a a Cloud makes pm Stop in local campaigning looking like a pair of smiling bumblebees the Cloud girls stepped Down from the Campaign bus and started handing out a Cloud for governor literature to those assembled outside the Eckert packing co. Wearing Bright Gold blouses and miniskirts covered with Black jumpers and Satin sashes proclaiming a Goud Quot in Large letters Kathy Anthony and Judy Goodwin easily were the most visible members of the Republican nominee for governors old fashioned Campaign tour of Northwestern Ohio Friday. State auditor Roger Cloud accompanied by congressman Delbert l. Latta Bowling Green state senator Howard c. Cook Toledo and state representative Fred b. Hadley Pioneer stumped the area making a scheduled Stop at Eckert s and an unscheduled visit to Central foundry. At Eckerty a the candidates join supporters members of the Defiance county bar association unanimously endorsed the proposed one fourth of one percent increase in the City income tax during its meeting thursday noon in the Kettenring country club. The additional tax will finance the City a portion of a state assessment for fire and police pension funds thus saving an estimated $600,000 in interest charges. It also will make possible salary increases for police and firemen. And the Cloud girls donned White Coats and meat Cutter Caps for a Brief tour of the Plant after having greeted Plant officials and office personnel. At general motors Cloud conversed with Floyd Mccurdy Plant manager who described the air and water pollution abatement programs taken by the two Defiance plants. The candidates also put on safety glasses and watched workmen pouring disc Brake calipers from molten Metal. To reporters Cloud reiterated his View that three problems face ohioans Urban problems school support and pollution. Noting the a High increase of the crime rate a the candidate recommended the establishment of three new academies for the i Page 8, column 3, please . Gets preview on Mideast debate eastbound Norfolk and Western freight train Friday afternoon. Her car was pushed More than a mile Down the tracks before the train could Stop. She was dead at the scene of a broken neck. Stewart was headed North on main St., Payne driving a farm tractor and pulling a trailer. He pulled in front of a westbound Norfolk and Western train shortly after noon Friday. Stewart received Chest and internal injuries. The Pontius Auto and Stewart s farm tractor and trailer were demolished. United nations up Egypt Israel and the United states have had a taste of what the forthcoming . Debate on the Middle East might be like. The three nations became involved in attacks and counterattacks at the us. General Assembly special session meeting Friday a gathering that was supposed to be a ceremonial forum for speeches commemorating the 25th anniversary of the United nations. Egyptian foreign minister mahr Noud Riad bitterly attacked the United states and Israel in his speech accusing them of jointly undercutting the . Peace initiative in the Middle East. It was the first formal egyptian government statement on Middle East policy since the death of president Gamal Abdel Nasser. . Ambassador to the United nations Charles w. Yost said in answer that the american peace initiative had gotten talks started but Egypt a missile violations had caused them to break dowry a Over the past several weeks my government has been making every Effort to create a situation wherein these talks could resume and the danger of breakdown in the cease fir would be avoided a he said. Yost called for a quiet disk Macy rather than Public debates and contentious Stab rents. Israeli ambassador Yosi Tekoah said Riad had delivers a a message of hostility an abuse a message augur in continued conflict and unhappy Hie special session is due i end oct. 24 and a full Tea debate on the Middle East i begin shortly after at Egypt request

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