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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - September 5, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 4 the stars and stripes Thun Doy 5, Clark More prosecutions and More convictions Flem a my of. . ,. Fila Ifni Fen Al Iii in Washington Uri atty Gen. Ramsey Clark wed Oduj said More big time been prosecuted and convicted during the past year than Ever before. Indictments charging 1,166persons with involvement in organized crime were handed Down in he 12 months ending june 30, the Justice department stated and 520 convictions were obtained from the charges. Cosa Nostra target of 210 known or suspected members of the Cosa Nostra indicted or convicted during the past 13 years 48 were indicted or convicted during fiscal 1968," Clark said. This was the most effective year in the history of Federal Law enforcement s Effort to eliminate organized Clark s report was viewed Asan answer to critics of the Johnson administration who have charged that the Justice department has been something less than enthusiastic in its War on organized crime. Convictions up the report compared the fiscal 1968 figures with 1,107indictments during 1967 and noted that the 520 conviction were up 30 per cent from the 400 convictions obtained against racketeers during the same period a year ago. Heavy and increasing pres sure from coordinated Law enforcement action plus the telling blows of the strike forces have weakened organized crime s hold in Many parts of the nation Clark said. Thecla renumber reported that of attorneys in the organized crime and racketeering Section of the Justice department is at an All time High of 70 and said three strike forces of lawyers and investigators from various Federal agencies have been added to the first unit formed in 1967. The strike forces concentration organized crime in a specific metropolitan area until arrest Sand convictions Are obtained. Clark stated that 30 person shave been indicted on charges brought in Buffalo in 1967.within the past six months the other three units have moved into Detroit Brooklyn and Philadelphia he of 16 persons have already been obtained i Brooklyn while prosecution of charges against eight other suspected racketeers has been authorized in other areas Clark reported More than 1,700 conviction for Federal drug Law violations during fiscal 1968. Federal narcotics agents seized 327,750 Grams of illegal drugs during the report stated a drop inthe conviction of draft evaders and said it came from an in of up 154 per cent oversized the to also Shu tug Laborati creasing number of defendants convict Olota choosing to enter military service rather than face trial. Airports head on collusion four of the mis Samerica hopefuls put their Heads together in Atlantic City. From left Sharon May Terrill miss California Linda fits miss Florida bread a Verceles miss Maine and Joyce Stepeney miss Washington. A photo Melee at Brooklyn court 200 off duty cops attack negroes new York up More than 200 off duty policemen Many wearing Wallace for president buttons wednesday attacked a group of negroes with rubber truncheons at the Brooklyn criminal courts build ing and prevented them from attending a bearing for three members of the militant Black panthers. The policemen members fan unofficial organization known As the Law enforcement group lunged at 12 negroes when they emerged from elevators on the sixth floor where the hearing was to be held. One of the panthers Thomas Mccreary and a White girl who accompanied the panthers received head injuries and were bleeding profusely. The policemen wore civilian clothes. Sigrid Fronius 26, a tourist from West Berlin who was in the courthouse said the police struck at anyone who looked differently if they were Black or had Long hair another tourist Marc Levitte,21, from policeman Paris asked said Onea negro where s your Wallace Button and a fight started police took i wearing the Black panthers out blackjacks arid beat people to u1 l4i on the head. I saw at least one person who was quite a Hurt on the Hei Levitte %.,the police drove he group presidents popularity hits new Low Princeton . Up president Johnson s popularity has hit a new Low with Only 35per cent of americans respond ing to a new Gallup poll approving of the Way he is handling his Job. The Gallup organization said the poll showed that 52 per cent disapproved of Johnson s performance in office. It said 53 per cent of americans polled recently disapproved of Amer Ica s military intervention i Vietnam. The previous Low Point in John son s popularity was last March when a poll showed that Only 36per cent approved of his handling of the presidency. In august1965, 65 per cent approved. Carrier John f. Kennedy Jackie Ted to be at ship ceremony Washington Queline Kennedy up Jac and he brother in Law sen. Edward m. Kennedy will head the family delegation attending commis Sioning ceremonies at Newport news va., saturday for the aircraft Carrier John f. Kennedy. The late president s daughter Caroline and sen. Kennedy s wife Joan also plan to attend the ceremony which will officially Mark the 80,700-ton ship readiness for sea duty. Former defense Secretary Robert s. Mcnamara wiil be the main speaker at the ceremony and the Crew of the Carrier plans to present a Giotto 11-year-old Caroline. The Kennedy were present May 27 when the ship was christened and launched a Newport news the Carrier will now become part of the Atlantic Fleet and make Norfolk va., its Home base. Sen. Kennedy expects to remain in Hyannis port mass., until saturday and will Campaign Early next week i Massachusetts for the reelection of rep. Edward p. Boland an several other democratic House members. A Kennedy aide said the senator May return to Washington in the Middle of next week. During the commissioning ceremony on the hangar deck of the aircraft Carrier the Navy a Blue Angels Jet acrobatic team will perform in the skies above. The ship is docked at the Newport news shipbuilding and Rydock co a a in a Iii a 4 identifying b i a c k bores and machine gun bullets of leather straps around their necks Back into the elevators after the Melee at the elevator doors. After the Black Panther retreated the off duty police jammed the courtroom of judge George Rader who was considering felony charges against Lack panthers George Correa 22, Daryl Baines 17, and John Martinez 17. The attorney for the defend ants William Kristler complained to Rader that the court was being intimidated by the policemen and he demanded that the officers be made to Rise and identify themselves. Rade refused saying he was the judge and would not be intimidated by anyone. He ordered the defendants held for grand jury action. No official complaint chief asst. Dist. Atty. Elliot Golden said his office had received no official complain about the incident but that. It was investigating anyway. The three defendants we rearrested during a Small fire probably the work of a arsonist last month at which firemen were pelted with rubbish. They were charged with resisting arrest an assaulting a police officer. The Black panthers charged harass ment. Policemen formed the la enforcement group earlier in the summer to bolster demand for removal from the Bench of criminal court judge John , who allegedly permitted disorderly conduct by Blac panthers during the. Arraign ment of two panthers. Dogs Bow w a l c 0 to England up Fanner Roy Rothery has in vented a Mobile scarecrow so effective it even frightens his dogs a a bid to Case air traffic coh Geston and flight d , wednesday proposed Shan reductions in the number flights into new York washing. Ton and Chicago and virtually placed five crowded airports off limits to private proposed Rule would limit new York s Kennedy Airport which now handles up to 1$ flights per Hoar to 80 an hour,7r of which would be reserved for scheduled airliners and five Jim air taif to. Under the Rule oily scheduled airliners could a. Ken firefly from 5 to 8 . Laguardia restriction la guard a Airport would be restricted to 60 flights per hour including 48 or scheduled planes and six for air Axi Newark Airport also would be limited to 60 flights an 40 for scheduled planes and 10 for air s o Hare the i lion s busiest Airport which has handled up to 217 flights per hour would be rationed to 135.including 115 for scheduled airliners and 10 for air National would be limited to 60 flights an hour including 40 for carriers and eight air Faa scheduled a Public hearing sept. 25 on the propose Rule which would Mark the first time the Federal govern ment put limits on the number of flights into or out of an Airport r it Holso set an oct. 9deadline for written Cornu its and said it hoped the airlines could agree among themselves How to distribute the hinted that if they did t. The government would do it or them. Flexible limit the Faa said the hourly limits which would be in effect from 6 . To Midnight could be raised when the weather was Good enough for visual non instrument flying. But a spokes Man acknowledged this would be Little help to schedule airlines which would have to make up their schedules on Hie basis of the ration formula. The proposed restrictions Are sure to run into Strong opposition from general Avia Faa proposal comes at a time of crisis in the the week of july 16 to 23, the Faa said 1,133 schedule flights were 30 minutes or More late because of Sta Kups above congested airports. The figure compares to 5mlate flights in a week Jum a month before. Sharks taste difference los Angeles a there s a reason Why a in Mer often survives an attack by Sharks an expert says most of them after Iho take the first bite find Huv Don t like the taste and spit that s the opinion after years of research of or. Shelton Applegate associate curator of vertebrate palaeontology uth Loa Angeles county museum of natural history in an interview Here he said he thinks Sharks bite a Man in the belief that he i weird kind of Seal or other foundering in the water

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