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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - August 6, 1970, Florence, South CarolinaThursday August 6, 1970 Ihor Fng Fruta Many states fail to reply on Young voters action f _ inh Awat Timur results of Cou Washington a fewer than half the states have me atty. Gen. John n. Mitchell deadline for taking Steps to give 18-year-Olds the vote. The Justice department said wednesday Only 21 of the 48 states now having higher vol. Ing age minimums have indicated they will allow 18-Yearolc voting without a court test of the new voting rights act. Texas and Oregon already have presented petitions to the supreme court asking that it ban voting by 18-year-Olds under the new act. Both backers and opponents of. The 18-year-old vote Are Hope Ful there will be a final ruling on the provision s constitutionality ban voting by 18-year-Olds under before it becomes effective next Jan. 1. Mitchell sent letters to the states on july 16 seeking write assurances of compliance with the new Law and setting aug. 3 As the deadline for replies. A compilation of replies showed 21 states have said they would comply with the age pro Vigi Aijo without awaiting a court test five said they would not Fiji More time to re a Gand five Are awaiting out conies of court tests and two gave indefinite responses. Ten states did not reply. In addition the Justice department expects Between three and six states to defy the provi Sion of the act which bans liter Acy and Good character poll tests for voters. Eight of 14 states with the tests said they would be eliminated. Action against recalcitrant Philippines first lady s Story told Manila a a rags to riches biography of the Philip Pines first lady has finally a become the Best Selling Book in the islands. The first lady is Imelda Romaldez Marcos. Many gossips think she will run for the presidency herself when her husband Ferdinand ends two permitted terms in 1973, but she has denied she As Pires to the Job. The untold Story of Imelda As the Book is called biographies of the first lady have glossed Over reality giving her an aristocratic background. Actually it save her impoverished childhood implanted a driving ambition that has made her politically shrewd and the most powerful woman in he land. While the account is some times unflattering Early critical reviews indicate that As a whole it is not necessarily damaging either. The author is Carmen Navarro Pedrosa 29, a former news Paten woman with three Chil Dren. She interviewed scores of relatives and non mrs. Marcos but failed to get an interview with the first lady. The Book was completed last year and 11.000 copies were printed several months before Marcos won his second term. In november. It was withheld so it would not be an election Issue mrs. Pedrosa says and the was held Back through various pressures by mrs. she. Says the Book has been re leased now because a pirated edition was printed from unauthorized photographic plates. She and her husband have filed a suit against the publisher. The Book describes Imelda s childhood As troubled and poor by a weak father unable to match the worldly successes of his older Brothers Imelda s Branch of the Power Ful socially elite Romaldez clan constituted poor rela this is crucial in understand ing the first lady s character mrs. Pedrosa writes and led her to strive hard for prestige Fame and Fortune with a c o n Sid Erable determination and the author describes divisive friction in t h e family hard times in making ends meet and the blossoming of Imelda s face and singing voice which inspired Hope she could Rise above her lowly station in Leyte prov Ince the untold Story describes Imelda s fervent efforts to win a Beauty contest and her court ship by one of Manila s most prominent Young men that ended abruptly with a whirlwind Romance and her marriage to Marcos then a congressman. This ushered in a new life amid High society and competitive politics. Mrs. Pedrosa writes that the unsophisticated girl from the provinces nearly succumbed to the pressures suffering a nervous breakdown treated in the United states. _ jh13 Ytaka a milling Jaiml u1c Book says and mrs. Marcos was Able to cast aside some of her inhibitions. She Learned to combat the catty tactics of older less attractive women in the social and political Eli Dena plunged fully into her husband s 1964 Campaign. She displayed extraordinary stamina Nalton and political flair. States on the 18-year-old literacy tests and possibly a new requirement for uniform residency periods in presiden tial elections is expected at both the District court and supreme court Levels. Although somewhat less controversial than the 18-year-old voting suspension of literacy tests is perhaps the most press ing Issue confronting the Federal government because that provi Sion took effect june 22, of the three states which indicated they would defy the ban on poll tests Only Arizona has said so unequivocally. New Hampshire and Wyoming have indicated they would not comply and Idaho North Carolina and Vermont were among the Stater that have not responded. Those pledging to drop literacy tests Are California connect Cut Delaware Maine Massachusetts new York Oregon and Washington. The Justice department said these states have agreed to comply with the 18-year-old Vot ing age Connecticut Delaware Florida Hawaii Illinois Iowa. Kan Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota. Montana North Dakota new Jersey. New Mexico new York Ohio Pennsylvania South Dakota and West Virginia in addition to Oregon and Texas Arizona Indiana and Nebraska said they definitely would not comply with the Low ered voting age. Arkansas Louisiana mis Souri Nevada and Oklahoma sought More time to respond California Mississippi Utah Virginia and Washington Are awaiting results of court tests and new Hampshire and Wyo Ming gave what they depart ment termed indefinite responses. No responses were received from Alabama Alaska Colora do Idaho North Carolina South Carolina Tennessee Wisconsin Rhode Island or Vermont. 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