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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - June 18, 1968, Norwich, New York
The Ven i in vol. 78, no. 66tuesday, june 18, 1968 Norwich new York 13815 10< per copy121 red soldiers give selves up rays hearing set by court High London apr a British magistrate today scheduled a hearing on june 27 on the . Governments application to return James Earl Ray to Tennessee for trial on a charge of Mur Derig or. Martin Luther King or. Rays British attorney Roger Frisby indicated in Bow Street magistrates court that the 40-year-old escaped convict would fight extradition. The lawyer asked chief metropolitan Magis trate Frank Milton for As much time As possible to prepare his Case. Milton said he wanted to hold the hearing As soon As possible and they compromised on thursday of next week. British extradition hearings usually last a Day or two and the magistrate generally gives Ray lawyer has faced controversy Birmingham Ala. Apr Arthur j. Hanes who has tentatively agreed to defend the Man accused of assassinating or. Martin Luther King jr., is no stranger to racial controversy. He was mayor of Birmingham in 1963 when racial disturbances Shook the City and International attention was focused on Public safety commissioner Eugene a a Bull Connor and the use of police dogs and fire hoses to put Down demonstrations. He defended three Kun flux klans men accused of the 1965 slaying of civil rights worker mrs. Viola Liuzzo in Hayneville Ala. Two of the accused went free on state charges but were convicted on Federal conspiracy charges. The third died. When he was mayor Hanes accused King of being one of the instigators of Birmingham a troubles. Now he is getting ready for a hurried trip to England to talk with the Man accused of killing King while the civil rights Leader was directing a protest in an other Southern City Memphis Tenn. Hanes plans to leave wednesday to Confer with James Earl Ray who in a letter signed . Sneyd asked Hanes to take the Case. Sneyd is the name of the Man being held As Ray was using when arrested. The lawyer said he does not know who will pay rays Legal fees but added a i understand this Man has Hanes first taste of political life came in 1948 when he finished second in a five Man race for the presidency of the Jefferson county commission. He then had a Law practice in Birmingham. Next came three years As a special agent with the Federal Bureau of investigation in Chicago and Washington. In 1961, he was elected mayor of Birmingham. And with the office came a head on confrontation with the forces of integration. Of the disturbances in his City Hanes said they were not spontaneous but had been carefully plotted at a communist inspired workshop a year before. Hanes who is 51, comes from an old Central Alabama family. His maternal Grandfather was a Confederate officer during the civil War. His father was a methodist minister. He obtained his Law degree from the University of Alabama. Hypnosis no smoking cure san Francisco apr using hypnosis to Stop smoking May Hurt More people than it helps a psychiatrist warned today. Or. Sheldon b. Cohen of Atlanta told the annual convention of the american medical association a longtime smokers often run into psychiatric trouble when they Stop he cited the Case of a Man who gave up smoking under hypnosis and a few weeks later got drunk at a party and beat up his wife and his Best Friend. A i had to suggest that he resume smoking while undergoing intensive psychiatric treatment a Cohen said. \ Ine bans Bias his decision As soon As he hears All the evidence. Ray was brought to Bow Street today for the second time since his arrest to Days ago. The magistrate ordered him returned to Wandsworth prison. Two attorneys from Birmingham Ala., Arthur j. Hanes and his son Arthur jr., Are expected in London wednesday to assist rays British attorney. The hearing today was the customary two minute session when a court has decided on a postponement. Ray wearing a Blue checked suit and glasses sat impassively in the Dock while attorney and the magistrate discussed details. Attorneys for the . Government told the magistrate that Ray is wanted on a charge of murdering or. King in Memphis april 4 and also on a charge of escaping from Missouri state prison while serving an armed robbery sentence. Documentary evidence already has been produced in London the american lawyers told the court and a fingerprint expert will be flown Over to testify at the extradition hearing. Ray was arrested at London Airport june 8 and charged then with entering the country on a forged Canadian passport and carrying an unlicensed loaded gun. After a preliminary hearing before Milton june to on the passport and gun charges he has been held under round the clock guard at Wandsworth prison while Scotland Yard tried to reconstruct his movements and contacts during the three weeks he is believed to have spent in London before his arrest. The . Embassy forwarded the request for his extradition to the British government last wednesday. Under the 1931 extradition treaty Between Britain and the United states British courts can Grant extradition Only if . Authorities present evidence sufficient to Send Ray to trial under British Law. Extradition of Ray was also asked because he is wanted by Missouri to Complete a prison term for armed robbery. While extradition on this charge would be almost automatic the .-British treaty specifies that a suspect can Only be tried on the charges for which he has been specifically extradited. Dodd panel eyes new Rifle Bill Washington apr after More than a week of Public debate sparked by the assassination of sen. Robert f. Kennedy a Senate subcommittee plans to consider a new Bill to ban the mail order Sale of rifles and shotguns. Sen. Thomas j. Dodd d-conn., said he Hopes his subcommittee on juvenile Delin Quency could take some action today whatever it does will be subject to review by the Parent judiciary committee at a meet ing set for wednesday. Both meetings come before the wednesday Midnight deadline for president Johnson to sign veto or ignore the omnibus crime control Bill and its gun control Section now on his desk. If he takes no action on the measure rushed through Senate and House within two Days of the june 5 pistol attack on Kennedy it will become Law. In housing local Story Page 3 Washington apr the supreme court has turned a Long obscure civil rights Law into a far reaching ban on racial discrimination in the Sale and rental of housing. Beyond that the 7-2 decision monday hinted that the 13th amendment Banning slavery gave Congress the Power to strike at private acts of discrimination generally if it wants to use the Power. The ruling one of several stunners dealt out at terms end said housing discrimination a private or officially sanctioned is a a relic of slavery that was outlawed in 1866. The reconstruction Law an outgrowth of the 13th amendment a bars All racial discrimination private As Well As Public in the Sale or rental of pro Perty a Justice Potter Stewart declared. His majority opinion opposed Only by two justices goes far beyond the 1968 civil rights Law signed by president Johnson in april. This years Law exempted Many Small residential units and would not have a major Impact until next year. The courts ruling spoke of no exceptions. And while the 1866 Law has no specific Federal enforcement machinery stewarts opinion Means negroes can go to court now to assert their rights. Chief Justice Earl Warren and associate justices Hugo l. Black William o. Douglas William j. Brennan jr., Abe Fortas and Thurgood Marshall comprised the majority with Stew Art. Justices John m. Harlan and Byron r. White dissented saying the finding that the old Law applies to purely private actions a is almost surely wrong and at the least is open to serious because the court prefers to announce its holdings in Bunches instead of spacing them out the housing decision overshadowed other big rulings. Among them were 1. Sanction for police to keep jailing chronic drunks found on the City streets. 2. A ban on denying welfare to Nee a children solely because of their mothers sex conduct. 3. Freedom for Community Antenna television operators to pick up copyrighted movies and cartoons from to stations with out having to pay for them. The 5-4 decision on drunks was surprising particularly since the court six years ago said California could not make it a crime for a person to be and dieted to narcotics. Justice Marshall in the courts judgment stressed that facilities for treating impoverished alcoholics a Are woefully lacking throughout the a it would be tragic a he said a to return Large numbers of helpless sometimes dangerous and frequently unsanitary inebriated to the streets of our cities without even the Opportunity to sober up adequately which a Brief jail term Stewart who in several in stances this term showed new Liberal leanings dissented with Fortas Douglas and Brennan. The welfare decision a unanimous ruling Given by Warren struck Down Alabama a version of the a a Ryan in the House Rule and could Knock out similar rules in 17 other states. In Iii hum p review with last few Days of Spring this week youngsters anticipate summer vacation and perhaps some time at that sore building dream castles of Sand As is tins Young Aal Lect silhouetted by late afternoon Sun at St. Peters a Fla. Poor ? a it it pleas Campaign still far from its goal by Austin Scott Washington a just a Little More than five weeks t of the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy drove a symbolic stake into a Grassy mall to Mark i in beginning of his Campaign to a Send poverty in thu nation if that original spot has to g since been obscured by Sticky mud and the trappings of Resit Section City just As the origin i goals have been somewhat o a soured by the enormous pro items developed in running the Campaign. Today on the eve of a by March he had planned to use a a demonstration of National sup port the poor Peoples Campaign seems As far from reaching its ambitious goal As when it started. Despite a generally sympathetic reception from govern ment agencies the hundreds of pages of detailed answers tin y gave to Campaign demands added up to few real concessions. And despite Abernathy a Promise to a brain plague after plague on the pharaohs of this nation a Campaign leaders have themselves been visited with plague after unexpected plague leaving them Little tame to de. Vote to their original objectives. While Southern c Hristian leadership conference staff members argue of tar what the Campaign has be rime most agree it Isnit what Lacy started out to make it. A a we be had a my. Trouble Quot conceded Hosea will tins direr. Tor of nonviolent demonstrations last week. Congress was the announced focal Point but almost All of the demonstrations so far have focused on government agencies. Both or. Martin Luther King or. Before his april Lassas Sina Tion and Abernathy his successor promised nonviolent civil disobedience that would jail thousands. But despite repeated Public pronouncements at rallies that the Day for mass arrests was close at hand no More than two dozen participants have been jailed. Resurrection City was intended to be a kind of a a Model Shantytown a a City of tolerance arum love that would serve As Home for the 3,000 a a Basic Washington officialdom. But the wettest Spring in decides has brought almost daily downpours driving More than two thirds of the 3,000 who were once in the nations capital to seek shelter with Friendly families or else return Home. Perhaps most important As Abernathy made Lear repeatedly Early Iii May the Campaign was to publicize what life in poverty is ill about to expose usually hidden conditions of life in America so that the people would demand that Congress act. King called it a last Chance to prove that nonviolence worked and Abernathy again and again voiced fears that if it failed i Dent elements would come Forth to further split the races with drastic consequences for the nation. Boor loaders secluded Washington apr the top leadership of the poor Peoples Campaign were in seclusion today with aide insisting they do not know where the Campaign command Post shifted after vacating a negro owned Motel. While newsmen tried to locate the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy head of the Campaign sponsoring Southern Christian leadership conference demonstrators fanned out monday to three government Agen Des and were rebuffed at All three. A Long delayed mule also arrived in the area Parathion for wednesday demonstration in support trait i ire if the enemy w co again is ear Doz Campaign. Abernathy and other leaders of the Campaign who have been under fire from some demonstrators for not living at the resurrection City Shantytown near the l Lincoln memorial checked out of the Pitts Motel sunday and cancelled 28 of 30 rooms they had occupied. Twenty seven mules four horses and 13 wagons that had started out from Marks miss., 36 Days ago were unloaded from i freight train in suburban Alex Andrla va., monday night after a Day Long trip from Atlanta. They Are scheduled to participate ill Solidarity Day ceremonies wednesday. Merrick declares death of mow now. 1 do Broadway show sir Ike could last 5 years Saigon apr the largest mass surrender of the War took place today when 121 enemy soldiers gave themselves up to South vietnamese marines on the outskirts of Saigon. Pleading for the marines not to shoot the Viet Cong and North vietnamese regulars emerged from bunkers in Gin dunh suburb and turned Over 50 rifles and six larger weapons. There were these other developments in the War a the . Command said it had received reports of More North vietnamese helicopters operating around the demilitarized zone monday night. No additional information was Given but other sources said As Many Asio to 20 enemy choppers had been spotted on radar. A the . Command still refused to confirm or deny reports that somewhere Between two and 12 of the russian designed enemy helicopters had been downed by artillery and . Warplanes in and near the dm7 saturday and sunday nights. A a communist mig21 shot Down a . Navy phantom Jet on sunday Over the North vietnamese Panhandle the . Command said. The two fliers Are missing. A the american command changed its earlier statement that a . Navy Swift boat was sunk by enemy artillery sunday night off the coast near the do. A spokesman said today the 50-foot boat a May have been sunk by unidentified aircraft a either american or North vietnamese and american officers Are investigating. A the australian Navy Aud the . Command announced that Sparrow missile from a . Warplane apparently hit the australian destroyer Hobart Early monday killing two crewmen and injuring seven. Like the Swift boat that was sunk the Hobart also was cruising off the do at a time when Emey helicopter activity was reported. The surrender in Cia Dinh came in response to Loudspeaker broadcasts by South vietnamese marines who had surrounded the holdouts near a Pagoda three Miles North of South Vietnam a presidential Palace. The soldiers came out in groups Over a period of about an hour. Most were North vietnamese most carried weapons and most were wounded. In he new governor of Saigon maj. Gen. Nguyen Minh said he expected new Viet Cong infantry attacks on the capital soon but doubted the enemy would carry out the 100-round-a-Day rocket shelling it had threatened would Start this week. A experience Lias shown us that the communists never do what they say they will do a he told a news conference. A expect them to do Liat they done to for the second straight Day to rockets hit Saigon. Minh former commander of an infantry division in the Mekong Delta said he believed the Viet Cong attack Saigon for two reasons. A the first is to establish their infrastructure the second to create an anxiety state among the population a he said. Reports on enemy Aerial activity along the demilitarized zone last weekend differed with vietnamese reports saying any. Where from 2 to 12 helicopters were shot Down. The . Command said Mon Day that radar showed uni Denti new York apr Dolly did no to say hello and fiddler did no to fiddle As a strike by actors equity closed 19 Broadway shows. Curtain time monday night found Only a slow procession of pickets under the darkened marquees at such hits As a cabaret a a George min a hair a a hello Dolly a and a fiddler on the the strike also closed nine Road shows in cities from Wilmington del., to san Francisco. But it did not affect off Broad Way productions. The walkout was called by actors equity after it failed to reach agreement with Broadway producers on wages and other items to replace the con tract that expired two weeks ago. Producer David Merrick who announced the death of two of his shows after the strike began said after a City Hall meeting a this strike could last for five years. There la be nothing left of the theater when its the pickets who strolled the theater lined streets off times Square carried signs Reading a factors on strike no show until we get a Contra a they distributed a fact to passersby. At the theater hour the normally thronged sidewalks in the area were largely empty restaurant maitre Dos presided Over deserted titles and taxi cabs were available for the asking. Disappointed play goers some of whom had bought their tick ets months ago lined up at Jox offices to get to Sfeir Money Back or to Trade their tickets for future performances. The strike brought the first Broadway blackout since Imo Hen equity struck for nine ays Over pensions. Actor Ralph Bellamy headed the Union during that walkout in which Only i j of 22 productions survived to open. A Brief equity strike in 1964 tided after two matinee Perter malice were cancelled. There was no sign of a Quick end to the present dispute. The. Ides met separately at City fall monday evening to a sex Blore the issues with Deputy mayor Robert Sweet Aud Vin cent d. Mcdonnell chairman of the state mediation Board. Equity seeks to have the $130-a-week minimum increased to $200, a Shorter contract retention of it houses for the full run of shows Premium pay for Road shows and control Over appearances of alien actors chiefly British on the new York stage. The Union Lias about 15,000 members but Only about 800 of them worked in the affected shows. The strike affects thousands of others including members of to theatrical unions. Merrick speaking for the league of new York Heaters accused equity of reneging on a contract agreed upon two weeks ago by the Union negotiating committee which included an eight per cent wage hike. He said the dispute was mainly with chorus members whom he described As a teen agers with no Merrick said the equity demands would raise the Cost of bringing a musical to Broadway from the present $600,000 average to $900,000 and added that a would eliminate musical fled aircraft at the Eastern end of the do. A the Low flying aircraft were suspected to be enemy helicopters and were taken under fire by naval vessels and . Aircraft in the area a a command statement said. It said Daylight reconnaissance flights were made monday but results were not yet available. In roughly the same time period As the reported helicopter action a 50-foot . Navy Swift boat was shelled and sunk off the coast of the Doz the . Cruiser Boston was shot at three times in the same area and the australian destroyer Hobart was hit by an american missile presumably from an american plane. Gene asks for Hubert s War View by the associated press sen. Eugene j. Mccarthy wrapping up his new York primary campaigns says democratic presidential rival vice president Hubert h. Humphrey should make Public any private doubts on the Vietnam War. A i think everyone has private doubts a Mccarthy said at a Harlem rally monday. A there comes a time when the private doubts of a Public Man must become Public he referred to a prediction by former White House press Sec return Bill Moyers that Humphrey soon will begin spelling out his differences with Johnson administration policies including escalation of tin War. But a Humphrey spokesman said Iii Washington a the vice president does not follow the practice of thinking one thing in private and saying another thing Iii Public. A the intends to discuss All the issues that Are vital to this country just As he has been Dis. Cussing such issues throughout his Public life a the spokesman said. On the Republican Side Richard m. Nixon called on president Johnson to Stop a dragging his feet a and sign the ant crime Bill. And new York gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller took his Hunt for delegates to Capitol Hill in Washington. Mccarthy was the Only major presidential candidate to Campaign on behalf of Delegate states in final Days before the new York primary today which will name 123 democratic and 82 Republican delegates. Mccarthy Delegate candidates Are running in 37 of the la congressional districts. Humphrey slates Are entered in 25. Most delegates pledged to sen. Robert f. Kennedy before he was assassinated say they Hope to be elected As supporters of his principles and uncommitted to any other candidate. Kennedy had been expected to take the Lions share of a Dele. Gates arid few observers were prediction today a results. Rockefeller candidates Are opposed by Nixon supporters for Only la of the 82 cop Delegate seats at stake. Adam Clayton Powell denied seating in the . House of representatives last year was favored to win a nomination for re election. Ike is mid Wax in critical l Ime Washington a _ former president Dwight d. Eisenhower 77, fighting anew against a major heart attack and apparently holding his own so far a today passed at least the Halfway Mark Iii the three to four Days doctors consider the most critical. The five Star general was stricken around 9 . Edt sat urday at Walter Reed army Hospital with what his doctors termed a another major heart attack a the latest of five cardiac assaults both major and minor he has suffered since september 1955. And it occurred while he was walking about in his Ward
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