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Harrisburg Daily Register (Newspaper) - November 29, 1982, Harrisburg, Illinois Washington a a crowd of several Lafayette Park across from the White House Hundred anti Kun flux klan demonstrators Over saturday. Turn an automobile following a Kkt rally in wire photo anti klan protesters throw violent rampage Washington up a police say they were stunned that their secret plan to keep apart the Kun flux klan and demonstrators erupted into a violent rampage by anti Man protesters. A we just assumed that if we avoided a confrontation Between the klan and the demonstrators we would avoid violence a it. Hiram Brewton a police spokesman said sunday. A we were a Rock and bottle throwing disturbance during which a police car was overturned and several stores were vandalized and looted broke out saturday after police averted a showdown Between klansmen and hundreds of anti klan demonstrators. Thirty eight people were arrested on charges ranging from disorderly conduct to assaulting a metro transit officer. Twelve policemen and seven civilians suffered minor injuries. It was the worst disturbance in the City since the Antiwar demonstrations of the Early 1970s. Boarded storefronts sunday were reminiscent of the aftermath of the 1968 riot following the assassination of or. Martin Luther King or. Regardless police said they were satisfied they did the right thing in busing a dozen klansmen through Back streets rather than have them March past where thousands of angry protesters were waiting. A the situation would have been much worse if we had allowed the March Down Constitution Avenue a said police chief Maurice t. Turner. The klansmen held a peaceful rally at Lafayette Square protesting legislation that would give amnesty to millions of illegal aliens and then left the City under police escort. They were gone before anti klan demonstrators realized that the March had been cancelled and rally held. As the word spread the violence began. A they protesters were frustrated and took out their emotions on police a chief Turner said. A they did not see any klan confront the klan so they took it out on said Turner a we knew there was a possibility they might get angry at being duped but we did not think it would turn into he blamed a a opportunists and a a misfits for the violence which he called a Blind senseless Delegate Walter Fauntroy the City a non voting member of Congress called for a a coalition of conscience sunday among Blacks and Whites to a overcome the propaganda advantages scored by the klan. Fauntroy told a news conference a they the Kkt got what they wanted pictures All Over the world of . Black Young people throwing rocks and overturning sunday merchants hit by the violence swept their stores clean of smashed Glass. The daily Register weather Southern Illinois variable cloudiness tonight Low near 40. Partly sunny and warmer tuesday High 55-60. Weather map not available today. Mines monday november 29,1982 published continuously since 1915 at Harrisburg iil., 62946 new series volume 68, no. 128 water wort. Fri looking for prints Kansas City to. Up a letter allegedly written by tylenol extortion suspect James w. Lewis says Kansas City police tried to Frame him in 1978 for a murder he did not commit. The seven Page hand printed letter was received by the Kansas City Star saturday a one Day after the Chicago Tribune received a similar letter signed by Robert Richardson an alias Lewis used while in Chicago. Both letters were postmarked nov. 23 in new York City. Lewis 36, has been charged in Chicago with attempted extortion in connection with a letter sent to the makers of tylenol demanding $1 million a to Stop the authorities also want him for questioning in seven Chicago area deaths from cyanide laced extra strength tylenol capsules. The letter to the Star which was Given to the Fri so it can be examined for fingerprints failed to mention the tylenol murders but did include a photocopy of a recent Magazine article on the tylenol extortion letter. It also included a photocopy of a Missouri Drivers License purporting to be Lewis. The Star letter was written in the form of an article and bore the title a a moral in it the writer attacked an investigation by Kansas City police into the death of Raymond m. West an elderly Man who was found dismembered in his attic aug. 14,1978. Lewis a former Kansas City tax accountant was indicted on charges of capital murder in the death of West one of Lewis clients. The charge was later dismissed after a judge ruled that police had seized evidence improperly. A i have been wanting this Case reopened for years a the writer said. A i know that i did not have anything to do with or. West a death. I Hope this time the investigators will take the time to conduct More than a superficial the letter writer accused the police of a a concealing evidence and that he was a victim of police incompetence. Colbert expects recounts to take two weeks Shawneetown in. Up Gallatin county clerk Ralph Colbert democratic candidate for state representative in the 118th District said today discovery recounts he has sought probably win require two weeks to Complete. Official canvassed election results showed Colbert lost to rep. Robert Winchester a Rosiclare by 231 votes in the District. Colbert last wednesday fued for discovery recounts in a total of 21 precincts in four counties including to in Saline three in Pulaski and four each in Alexander and Massac. The numbers represent the maximum 25 percent permitted under discovery recounts. Colbert said today he was notified the partial recount in Massac county will be conducted . 7. The outcome of the discovery recounts will determine whether Colbert seeks a full recount by the House of representatives. A a we la just have to wait and see a he said. Its Santa time a Santa Claus came to Harrisburg Friday giving Candy to children including this Young lad who decided it was Worth bending Over for. Santa visited the Uptown shopping area Parker Plaza and Shawnee Square despite the Rainy conditions. City fire and police officials helped Santa make his rounds with his two elves. Register photo Henry Dewar s department issues several tickets the Saline county sheriffs department issued several tickets Over the weekend with citations Given in two accidents. Norman l. Ledbetter 56, of . 3, was ticketed for failure to reduce Speed to avoid an Accident after his 1975 Chevrolet Blazer struck a guard rail and tree on a gravel Road near it. 34 Friday. Ledbetter was treated and released at Harrisburg medical Center after the 3 . Accident in which he was reportedly travelling East on the gravel Road when he lost control and the vehicle rolled Over and hit a tree after striking the guard rail. The Accident occurred two Miles North of it. 34 and Deneal Road and the vehicle was towed from the scene. James b. Gibbs 17, of . 2, Carrier Mills was cited for driving too fast for conditions and no valid registration after a 9 . Accident saturday in which his 1970 Pontiac struck a parked car owned by Mary e. Wilkins of Carrier Mills. It occurred on Pankey Road Carrier Mills. Both vehicles were reportedly totalled and towed from the scene. Clu a. Castros 18, of Eldorado was admitted at Harrisburg medical Center saturday after his 1973 am Wagon left the Roadway on it. 45, South of Harrisburg. Castros told deputies that his right front tire went off the Road causing him to lose control of the southbound car. Arrested saturday was Bobby Casteel 21, of 709 w. Elm for illegal transportation of alcohol. He was released on his Drivers License. John Pankey jr., 25, of 503 s. Mckinley was arrested saturday for driving while License revoked unlawful use of License and illegal Possession of alcohol. He was released on $250 Bond. B. Roy Mauney 45, of 401 s. Texas was arrested sunday for aggravated Battery resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. He is out on $300 Bond. Larry Jones 20, of . 2, was arrested saturday for illegal Possession of alcohol by a minor and resisting a peace officer. He is in jail on $150 Bond. Robert s. Bramlet 42, of . 3, Eldorado was arrested for driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor by Illinois state police. He is out on $300 Bond. Terry a. Tison 18, of 21 s. Midkiff was arrested for driving while License revoked and is in on $100 Bond. Brenda Yarber 18, of 520m w. Elm was arrested saturday for illegal Possession of alcohol resisting a peace officer and disorderly conduct. She is out on $200 Bond. Robert Yarber 17, of 16 w. Homer was arrested at the same time for illegal Possession of alcohol. He is out on $50 police handle two accidents Harrisburg police handled two accidents Friday in which tickets were issued. A Harrisburg woman was cited for failure to reduce Speed to avoid an Accident on it. 45, 50 feet North of Walnut Street at 1 05 . Friday when the Wal Mart 1981 Mercury she was driving struck a 1982 Mercury driven by Billy Kittinger 25, . I Eldorado. Kittinger was treated and released at Ferrell Hospital while Iona m. Sirach 40, of 1124 s. Land received the citation. The Kittinger car was stopped in traffic and Sirach a vehicle was unable to Stop on the wet pavement to avoid hitting the other car. At 1 40 . Friday Kimberly l. Adams 22, 1230 w. Robinson was ticketed for too fast for conditions after the 1976 Ford she was driving struck a parked 1967 Ford dump truck at Sutton a repair service 328 s. Main St. Adams was southbound on main Street when she reportedly applied the brakes and went into an uncontrolled skid hitting the truck making a Complete Circle and striking Sutton a garage broken window incidents reported reports of six incidents of broken windows Many reportedly from marbles shot from slingshots have been turned in to City police. Five windows were reported broken thursday at the s amp s game room 300 s. Granger owned by Bob Sullivan. John Wentzel of the Harrisburg body shop also reported a broken window thursday at his shop on East Homer Street. United cities Gas company reported a Chevrolet Van window broken sometime thursday and manager Bill Clayton told police that a picture window at his Home at 1201 s. Main St. Was broken while he was not at Home thursday. Charles Vinson of Dorris Heights also reported a picture window broken thursday and judge Arlie Boswell or. Told police sunday that a window of his 1970 Ford was broken but appeared to have been broken with something other than the marbles reported in the other prizes awarded thursday prizes from the sept. 25 St. Jude a Bike a Thon will be awarded thursday . 2 at 7 . At the Bank of Harrisburg. Some $4,100 in prizes were donated in the name of Amy Harrawood. Thanks go to i Psi sorority True value hardware and Wal Mart for donations of top destroys abandoned House an abandoned House in the 700 Block of West in Jan Street was destroyed by fire sunday night with cause unknown. The House was owned by Luray Morse said chief Looney Martin with the Call received at 9 32 . for do i Elmer l. Shelton 61, of 401 w. Raymond was ticketed for driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor saturday on South Granger Street and is out on $100 and License

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