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Port Angeles Evening News (Newspaper) - January 30, 1972, Port Angeles, WashingtonAssignment olympic new Bill killing technique open meetings do not open legislature a newsmen and lobbyists Are be ginning to if any of them thought that open meetings do not an open legis lature when the Senate last week took the final step of opening its committee rules the one of its leaders warned that chairmen were going to have to Start killing what d majority meant was that the committees would have to Start voting some of them but there Are some legislative committee even before the committees were finally had become adept at saving with a Little help from their friends and members of the possible embarrassment of and the technique of killing Bills without actually voting on them can be expected to be come infinitely More refined in direct relation to the undoubted four months of toll ended in burst of Speed Callam county residents watched the machinery of Law enforcement move with incredible Speed last week As a suspect was charged with the murder of retired Sequim couple Ronald and Wanda Law enforcement officials toiled for More than four investigating throughout Western Wash and were unable to pinpoint a then the charges grew out of testimony at a secret today fac finding probe designed to unravel the mystery surround ing the brutal Buck it obviously achieved its the question is prosecutor Brooke who asked the questions at the says state Law creating this form of special inquiry prohibits divulging the details of what went on behind the closed he says releasing what wit Nesses said at the inquiry would be a breach of the theme of confidentiality Woven into that kind of Taylor has agreed to discuss at a later Date the Issue of granting immunities to witnesses for testimony Given in even he wont be in any just a discussion of How a prosecutor weighs the importance of losing a Battle to win the so the Public must be Content with watching the forces of Justice ride swiftly behind a veil that allows Only shadowy not to pass it is the same sensation other communities have experienced where closed grand jury investigations have been the Only difference is that the special inquiry used Here is a relatively untested form of a grand Callam county May be one of the first to Experiment with someday a constitutional Challenge May be brought against this kind of judicial investigative claiming it like its great Uncle the grand jury is nothing More than a prosecutor Al fishing sex one thing in the special inquiry favor is that it a suspect was found and one of the largest investigations conducted by this county sheriffs department neared an an investigation that already has Cost More than according to sheriff Harley now the More traditional judicial proceedings take Over to determine the guilt or innocence of the the Man Jonathan pleaded innocent last week to two counts of first degree murder and one count of robbery at a Brief arraignment that was devoid of in the next few these questions will be answered will Carothers continue to be held without bail until his trial when will the trial be held and where who will preside Over the trial will the material witness in the Case also continue to remain in custody Sequim station robbed of a Man apparently armed with a pistol held up the Jack pot service station a half mile East of Sequim on Highway 101 Friday night and escaped with the Callam county sheriff a Man described by station manager Earl Slatten As Between 19 and 20 years of age and wearing a Blue jacket and glasses pulled a pistol on him and took his Slatten explained the Man asked to use the locked restroom at the i clocks cub scouts enjoying sledding then outdoor Wiener roast saturday morning ice and Snow turning to Mush and slush in most areas As Mercury takes Rise out of town College basketball teams rapping at downtown Motel people wondering where january walked around to unlock the door and he pulled a gun on me and told me to turn my Back on he he said the Man took the then ran Down the Road behind the red ranch inn next door where Slatten thought the Man had a car in just very thankful he didst come inside and become Slatten he and his wife live in an apartment at the self service Gas open since shortly after the robbery at five sheriffs deputies converged on the scene but were unable to locate the sheriff Harley Bishop said he believed the Man escaped in a car after leaving the station on warming trend is slight by the associated press Washington is enjoying a slight warming Accord ing to the National weather but nothing that will cause immediate retirement of heavy Snow tires and the Seattle growing accustomed to navigating around piled faced a new difficulty wrought by a warm in version layer Over the diminishing of Power that Lack of secrecy has Given the rules and As committee chairmen begin to realize their refinements can be expected in direct relation to their and there Are some pretty shrewd ones around in both a common Way to kill a Bill without a vote is the fast combining aspects of the old Shell the pocket veto and a Python with its it was a favorite even in the Days of closed committee one of the most adept practitioners As he has is August d wily and charming chairman of the Commerce and regulatory agencies com Mardesich and his friends in the committee never re fuse to give a Bill they dont like a in its hard to Tell sometimes which Bills they like or dont they give the Bills More than one sometimes three or such was the Fate of a Meas ure once Ichii Iti i Lalion of employment Agency Power once held by local but removed by the legislature and supposedly Given the but finally killed by a combination of lobbying and court the first hearing on a Bill to remedy the situation in 1971 was Well after the dinner hour at the Tail end of a hearing on a half dozen special interest Bills that had droned on for at least four time was witnesses so another was Long before the Bill would have died under the when the last hearing was Mardesich was asked what would happen to the he was every one on the committee seemed to in getting too much conflicting he maybe next some of these people could get together on this thing the Bill died in last week there was another there was a big january 1972 244th Issue o 56th year mysterious weather port Angeles has had the extremes of weather the past from Light rain to heavy from blizzard conditions to the calmness of near Zero Trees in a lonely Orchard seemed to be waiting for the Clouds to pour More Snow on Bare evening news photo by Grayson commune fire probe inadequate manpower has caused a delay Bygar Conkling inadequate manpower pre vented an immediate full scale investigation into the causes of a fire that burned out the children of the Valley of life commune according to Callam county sheriff Harley Bishop pledged to begin this week investigating the fire that commune members claim resulted from but others feel was set we Haven had the manpower to proceed Bishop available manpower concentrated on the investigation into the Buck the sheriff i keep returning to my old Point i dont have enough when situations like this come we Are shorthanded and have to investigate on a priority its not a situation i but i didst create Bishop his comments followed publication of a letter in the evening news last week from a group of citizens urging vigorous investigation into the cause of the the Early morning Blaze rapidly consumed the Wood Structure housing the commune nestled in the Woods next to the Elwha the 18 in including a one Mont hold baby and other narrowly escaped in what investigation there has been to Date started with statements from commune members claiming someone threw a fire bomb at the Wood Structure which erupted into those coupled with earlier implied threats of led Bishop to conclude originally the cause of Blaze was two firemen from the dry Creek fire department who responded to the Blaze told authorities they overheard commune members at the scene say the fire was set accidentally when a gasoline lantern commune members say the fire broke out at approximately but a passing Motorist on Highway 112 reported he saw flames lapping above the Trees earlier than 4 these discrepancies in state ments Given to authorities placed the investigation on dead Bishop and the Lack of manpower made it impossible to Clear them other factors hindering the investigation were the absence of a report from the state fire marshal and the illness two Days last week of who is handling the Community feelings have run High since first report of the those who disapprove of the lifestyle of the commune hoped the fire would drive the band of hippies those sympathetic with the commune looked at the delay at the investigation and warned the incident was being purposely swept under the Bishop denied the this int the Only Case weve had to hold up he uneasy feelings also have re didst notice weight a Norbert a 120 Pound lifted a Pound automobile off of her trapped son following a traffic then dismissed the feat As i knew my boy was under the car and i had to get him said i didst notice the weight of the her was recovering today in a Hospital with head and shoulder of said she was driving Home from a veterinarians office and was distracted when the family Irish setter became sick in the front the car ran off the Road and Mark was thrown he was trapped under the car after it hit a pole and rolled Mark was partially under the car and was complaining of his and it was just a Small said a Par time Dock workers refusing cargoes a British columbian longshoremen began refusing to handle cargo diverted from strike bound West coast ports Frank president of the Vancouver local of the International longshoremen and said members will go Over each ships cargo list to determine enforcement of the embargo on goods bound for the Don Canadian area president of the said the dockers will continue to handle All Canadian cargo and any american cargo which ordinarily would come through the but we wont handle Ameri hours sunday on a confusing list of Bills about almost any one of them would have warranted a Sepa rate one would have allowed 18yearolds to drink be there was a second session on the Bill two Days later for a Bill lowering some trucking companies fees zipped through like a super wide bus on a freeway then there was a Little help from a in Nell be who has said he Doest like the Bill for Oil tical he challenged the a recess raise so the 18 year old drinking Bill apparently although it could still be Mardesich said he is inclined to support the but he needs More time to schedule another at the last hardly anyone spoke against the Meas George d a committee member who tried but failed to help round up the termed the whole thing a legislative Man Euver and predicted More would be used As a result of open committee fast shuffles Arent the Only Way legislators can Man Euver out of a the quorum Chal Lenge is one committee chairmen or House or Senate leadership could drag their feet on hearing these could be challenged by backers of Bills or committee but a no vote on such a Chal Lenge could easily be defended by legislative Side steppers preserving the committee sys tem or guarding orderly legislative process or any one of a dozen other phrases that Spring readily to legislative there could also be the simple expedient of holding a quickie committee meeting at a time when everyone knows the press and Public will be tied up somewhere or holding the meeting at a time which would Force newsmen who work under spend a lot of overtime Money staffing some of these have been others Are what it All boils Down to is that openness in government is Likely to increase in proportion to the openness in the hearts and minds of the government and the Man taken after bizarre Hijack attempt new York a a for Mer mental patient with a Long criminal record hijacked a transcontinental jetliner by pulling a pistol from a fake Arm cast then was shot and captured at Kennedy Airport by an Fri agent posing As a the identified As Garrett Brock of once declared insane in Florida and with a record of robberies and other commandeered the trans world airlines Boeing 707 Over Illinois on a los Angeles to new York removing an automatic pistol from the cast with a razor in a seven hour he allowed the aircraft to land at Kennedy where lie let the other 93 passengers get off the plane and then ordered the Jet and its seven Crew members aloft the plane circled the new York metropolitan area for an hour while authorities tried to unravel the Hijack ers he was shot in the left Shoul Der and hand after the plane landed at Kennedy a second on the ground nearby was another Twa jetliner which had brought Nathaniel reported to be an attorney of from Trapnell and Barone had spoken to each other by radio during the Trapnell was described at a Hospital As being in Good Condi his demands at various times included a Freedom for Black militant an Gela that he talk to president and that a fresh Crew with no heroes be supplied to Fly him to or to where he demanded that a Friend be freed from he also demanded to see a dal Las he was shot by one of two Fri agents who boarded the plane posing As members of fresh new York state police said Trapne is a licensed Pilot who once chartered a plane in North Carolina and flew it to new York where he rented a car and drove to Canada to commit a police said Trapnell was arrested there a year ago after breaking out of the penal Institute of kidnapping a woman and guard and forcing them to drive him to Dallas county sheriff Clar ence Jones said a George an Thony also known As Julian had been indicted on armed robbery charges and had been transferred to the Dallas jail from Las on suited because of two other the acknowledged Leader of the Norman was arrested a few Days after the fire because of his failure to pay a traffic the citation was for driving a vehicle with defective commune members claim they have received a number of phone some offering some carrying one phone Call they said they received appeared to be the but turned out the Hie phone caller allegedly told the commune members they could obtain scrap lumber at a certain As the commune members were picking up a second they were stopped by a sheriffs Deputy called to a formal theft complaint subsequently has been filed by the owner of the scrap charges Haven been lodged against any commune can cargo to the erosion of the strike Down he Dave business agent for Vancouver said there were no ships in port with exclusively american he said most ships carrying cargo bound for both Canada and the United states have the american cargo loaded on top of that bound for world Roundup or Crews Battle Snow Cut a Railroad Crews worked saturday in blowing and Drifting Snow trying to clean two sets of tracks 10 Miles West of Cut Bank blocked by the derailment of the eastbound Amtrak Empire the train derailed in a blizzard Friday in route to Minneapolis and there were 71 passengers aboard when the 14 car and lower unit left the Snow logged four persons suffered minor injuries and were the remaining passengers were sent East in another wage restriction removed Washington Lap the Cost of living Council saturday removed restrictions on wage increases for workers making less than an the action Drew prompt congressional some 15 per cent of the nations workers Are the Council the Council had proposed the Cut off earlier this but the pay Board recommended against a red Ink bundle Washington r a democrats thought they had found their big election year Issue last it was the one that helped defeat them in 1968 alleged mis management of the president Nixon handed the Issue to his rivals in a red inked it was a fiscal 1973 budget totalling nearly a Quarter trillion gift wrapped in the two biggest deficits since world War the spending package was designed to expend most of its stimulative Impact in the next five the remaining portion of fiscal so a multimillion Dollar portion of fiscal 19715 outlays Are being hustled into Vietnam troops alerted Saigon a South vietnamese Field commanders and police have been placed on standby Alert for any enemy offensive or increased attacks next informed sources Aid police activity has stepped up at checkpoints in and leading to and there have been House House searches to prevent the enemy from caching arms and ammunition in the whether an offensive develops or officials expect a rash of enemy incidents in Saigon during the tet lunar new year celebrations beginning Urcla Rolls on South a notre Dame attempted to slow Down Duclas 1ranked Bruins saturday but the defending National champions took control Early and coasted to a to r gained Cine in the Samart where they suffered their Only defeat of last season As senior Henry Bibby scored 15 Points to Pace them

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