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Racine Journal Times Sunday Bulletin (Newspaper) - October 3, 1971, Racine, Wisconsin
The Racine journal times in in i but an Varna Racine wis., oct. 3, 1971 82 pages�?6 sections�?30 cents lawmaker withdraws As top court Choice Washington a rep. Richard h. Poff removed himself saturday As a possible nominee to the supreme court. The Virginia Republican announced he had asked president Nixon not to consider him for the High court which now has two vacancies and will begin its 1971-72 term monday with Only seven justices. Poff said his decision traced largely to his feeling that if nominated the Senate confirmation process a would be protracted and controversial and would be nationally divisive. Two other southerners named to the court by Nixon were denied confirmation by the Senate. And Poff has been under fire in recent Days from civil rights leaders critical of his votes in that Field and because he joined other Mem Bers of Congress in signing the so called Southern manifesto opposing racial integration of Public schools. A sad shocking Poffs decision was called a sad and shocking by rep. Gerald r. Ford the House Republican Leader from Michigan who has been pushing for his colleagues nomination. But a civil rights Leader praised Poffs move As a an act of High statesmanship and expressed Hope Nixon now will appoint a distinguished constitutional lawyers to the vacancies. At key Biscayne fla., press Secretary Ronald l. Ziegler acknowledged that Nixon had been actively considering the possibility of nominating Poff. He said a the president of course feels that congressman Poff was highly map wire photo rep. Richard Poff qualified for the court. He added i would simply say the Compromise is decided on coast guard station Racine a coast guard station wont be closed a then again it wont really be open. Either. Rep. Les Aspin a Racine announced saturday that a Compromise proposal had been ordered for the station a something less than a full time station but More than merely assigning a boat to Racine for a couple of hours a he said that reps. Frank Clark d-pa., and John my fall d-calif., both chairmen of subcommittees in charge of coast guard affairs had announced the Compromise decision. According to Aspin the new policy will Call for a coast guard Crew boat and Shore watchman to be assigned to Racine from 9 . To to . Daily from May i to oct. I. The Racine Crew would live in Kenosha using a trailer or other limited facility As their Racine quarters while on duty. The boat assigned to Racine duty would be either tied up at the coast guard Dock or on patrol in the Vicinity of the Racine Harbor. Visual surveillance of the Harbor area would be kept by the Shore watchman who also would handle Telephone and other communications. The ruling represents two changes from the curtailed service which Racine has receive this past boating season. Aspin said that Calls to the Racine station during duty hours will be answered at the station. This past summer All Calls have been routed through Kenosha. Also weather warning Falls noticeably absent during the past season will be flown under the new policy. Aspin called the arrangement a far from Ideal a but added that it is better than he and Many others had feared it might be. Racine City and county officials had come away from a sept. 14 meeting with Clark and Mcfall expressing pessimism Over the future of the station contending the jul closure of the station was a fore what s / 11 a i til i la 1111111 1111 la 111111 i la 111 / where business news Page 2d classified ads Page 6d editorial Page 12a local news Page 5a obituaries Page 6c sports Page in women a in features Ann Landers Page 2c crossword Page 9a entertainment Page ii Horoscope Page 9c television radio Page 13c gone conclusion before they Ever appeared at the meeting. Racine representatives at the hearing were mayor Kenneth Huck Harbor commission Secretary or. A. A. Herrmann county administrator Gilbert Berthelsen and James Rooney Harbor commission chairman and a member of the county Board. They had asked for 24-hour service from at least april 15 to oct. 15. The Compromise gives 13-hour service for one month less than that cutting two weeks off each end of the season. Clark and Mcfall had offered noon to 9 . Service. Local representatives had been critical of Aspinw a actions or inaction at the meeting. Aspin they said. Decline1 to make any statement. Aspin had arranged the meet ing so Racine officials could present their Case. The threatened closing of the station and the resultant fight by Racine officials to keep it open had become a biennial ritual with the Battle going on in 1967, 1969 and again this year. Aspin said he has retrieved Assurance that those Battles at least Are Over. A i have received Assur ances All around that they look upon this solution As permanent and it will not have to be fought Over again every two years As in the past. A but just to be Safe a he added a i want to see All of that in he said he May be Able to arrange a Public meeting in Racine with coast guard officials to have them fully explain the new operations program. President respects the decision which the congressman has Ziegler said Nixon received Advance word of Poffs decision in a Telephone Call from atty. Gen. John Mitchell who is in California. The press Secretary said the president at no time has talked directly to Poff since retirements created the two court vacancies. Poffs statement said a i have asked the president not to consider my name for nomination to the supreme court. A it appears that the confirmation process would be protracted and controversial. A my decision is prompted by four imperatives. A it is imperative to the supreme court that both vacancies be filled promptly. A it is imperative to my family that they be spared the agonies of such a Battle whether the result is defeat or Victory. A it is imperative to me that i make the decision that responds to those widely circulated it had been widely speculated that Nixon would name Poff to one of the vacancies created by the retirements of the late Hugo Black and of John Harlan who is critically ill with cancer. In new York a committee of the american bar association which had met for four hours to discuss Poffs qualifications adjourned after learning he had withdrawn his name. His action apparently surprised the committee. It was the first time the Aba had been asked its opinion of a possible supreme court nominee before his name was submitted to the Senate. Poffs mention of a confirmation Battle if he were named was in obvious reference to the Senate rejection of two Nixon nominees after Long and bitter strut Gles in the Senate. Luge Clemet f. Hans rangers at work journal time photo by Chuck do Acquisto colonial Park Racine a newest received a Facelift saturday As a the colonial Park rangers volunteered their efforts in a four hour cleanup Binge at the site of the end of West High Street. Part of the task included pulling out old dead logs from Muddy swamps. Additional picture on Page 5a. Worth or. Was denied confirmation after opponents had accused him of impropriety tracing to his extensive financial holdings. Later judge g. Harrold Carswell was rejected largely because of his expressed views on racial questions. Two other Nixon nominees were confirmed to the High court chief Justice Warren e. Burger and Justice Harry Blackmun. Ford said Poff telephoned him saturday before making the announcement and told of his decision. Ford said he urged Poff not to withdraw his name but a this action was general counsel Joseph l. Rauh or. Of the leadership conference on civil rights which was a Leader in opposing Poff said the withdrawal gives Nixon a new Opportunity. Laboratory inhabitant a journal time photo by Charlo 8, Vallon most imposing fellow this imported cockroach. Hal a Tromph Adorzina Portentoso also known As the hissing or Madagascar Roach. Fortunately the Only place you can find him around Here is under Glass at s. C. Johnson amp songs entomology building 15 4 mile Road. More pictures and Story on Page 2d. West coast Dock talks gain by the associated press substantial Progress toward settlement of the three month old West coast Dock strike was reported saturday. But East and Gulf coast longshoremen who walked out Friday just marked time. On another labor front there was a weekend recess in the soft Coal mine strike talks. About 80,000 miners in More than 20 states walked out Friday in a wage dispute. The optimistic reports on the West coast Dock talks caused president Nixon to delay seeking a Taft Hartley injunction for a 90-Day Cooling off period in the nations first coast to coast shipping tie up. Military shipments were exempted. Longshoremen in some Texas ports refused to join the walkout and great lakes ports were not affected. In san Francisco bar gainers have met in Day Long sessions since monday after Nixon urged speedy Settle ment and quoted both sides As telling him agreement could be reached this weekend. Falling together a pieces have been falling together in the last two Days a said Edwin w. Scott Western regional director of the Federal mediation service. A it is obvious that substantial Progress toward a settlement has been made during the in new York More than 2,500 passengers had to carry their own baggage As four Illinois prison unrest leaves seven injured Pontiac Iii. A two prisoners were shot and wounded and five guards were injured saturday in a disturbance at Pontiac state prison officials said. An official of the Illinois department of Law said that about 300 inmates at the maximum Security institution armed themselves with homemade weapons and scattered throughout the prison. John Dreiske jr., the department spokesman said he had been in Contact with state police at the scene who reported that two inmates suffered Quot gunshot wounds a in fire apparently from the guard Dreiske said the five guards were admitted to a local Hospital. He said none of the injuries including those of the inmates appeared to be serious. State police reported that the disturbance began in the Yard when two groups of inmates became involved in a series of fights. One state trooper who asked that his name not be used said the inmates broke into a foundry at the maximum Security institution and armed themselves with bricks clubs and homemade weapons. The trooper said inmates had taken control of three Cellblock. There Are 1,100 inmates confined at the prison. All off duty guards City policemen and sheriffs police in the area were called to the scene. A state police officer said 40 troopers were rushed to the scene and that 75 More dressed in riot gear were in route to the prison located in North Central Illinois. It was not known immediately if any shots had been fired. One state trooper said sever voting is Light in s. Viet election Saigon apr first reports from polling places in South Vietnam a capital today indicated Light and scattered voting in the one Man presidential election. Election officials at Saigon City Hall said voting there was Light in the first hour after the polls opened but was a picking president Nguyen Van Thieu is the Only candidate. The Early turnout at Saigon polling stations May have been lightened because of a Viet Cong rocket attack on the City two hours before the polls opened at 7 . Three soviet made 122 my rockets slammed into Saigon before Dawn killing three vietnamese and wounding five More. 3 killed 5 wounded the Viet Cong also shelled three other cities before the voting began. Two persons were killed and two wounded when three rockets hit tay Ninh City near the cambodian Border. Rockets also hit the province capital of Bien Hoa just Northeast of Saigon killing two persons and wounding six others. At can Tho the largest City in the Mekong Delta three rockets killed two persons and wounded seven. Show of pc strength the rocket attacks apparently were intended As a Viet Cong show of strength to intimidate South vietnamese voters. In Danang South Vietnam a second largest City demonstrations blocked major intersections near nine of the City a biggest polling stations. A1 units of the Illinois National guard had been notified. A spokesman for gov. Richard b. Ogilvie however said no thought had been Given to calling in the guard a to quell the according to witnesses ing near the prisons Walls some smoke had been seen billowing into the air. One said the Pontiac fire department had been called. A prison guard inside the Walls reached by Telephone said no fires a of any consequences had been set. In june of 1954, about 450 of the prisons 1,414 inmates participated in a riot at the ail in which one inmate was killed. After a Short investigation into the incident then Warden Daniel e. Bergan said he believed the Rit was instigated by convicts who hoped to escape in the confusion. Guards at the prison quelled the disturbance with tear Gas but Bergan said Edwin Jenkins 21, of Chicago was killed by gunfire from one of the guards. A Livingston county coroners jury returned a verdict of justifiable homicide in the convicts death. Bergan said the a Rio or 15 ringleaders of the disturbance were placed in solidary confinement. Weather cruise ships arrived from the Caribbean and one departed. The docks in new Orleans were quiet. That port was included in a Railroad embargo of Export shipments such As Coal and Grain. Layoffs were reported imminent on some railroads that rely on Coal shipments. The Post office stopped taking any overseas surface mail except first class letters. Strike Cost estimate in Arkansas officials said the strike might Cost the state several million dollars a Day because most of its produce is shipped Down the Mississippi River to new Orleans. Florida shipping officials said there was no immediate crisis there. Tampa the states busiest port needs longshoremen for Only 20 per cent of its cargo. Most is Oil and phosphates which Are handled automatically. John Gorman chairman of the negotiating team of Southeast Florida port employers assn., telegraphed Nixon urging him not to invoke the Taft Hartley Law. A Taft Hartley intervention Only builds up steam under the inflationary fire you Are striving to Bank a said Gorman. New York shippers also were against a Taft Hartley injunction. The main Issue in new York is the shippers Effort to eliminate or modify the contract provision which guarantees longshoremen in the port of new York 2,080 hours pay a year. this week two cities Chicago iu., and Peshtigo wis., jul Marie Centennial of disastrous fires that struck their towns on the same Day a oct. 8, 1871. Chicago received All the headlines while the Peshtigo disaster went almost unnoticed for weeks. See stories and picture on Page 10b. or Smiy Nim / in our area variable cloudiness with a Chance of showers and cooler today. High in the 70s. Partly Cloudy and cooler tonight and monday. Low tonight about 50, High monday in the 60s. Winds today from the West to Southwest at 12 to 22 . Precipitation probabilities 30 per cent today 20 per cent tonight. Elsewhere in state variable cloudiness and cooler with a Chance of showers East. Highs in the 60s Northwest 70s Southeast. Fair to partly Cloudy and cooler tonight and monday. Lows tonight 42 to 52. Highs monday 62 to 72. The Sun Rose at 6 50 . And will set at 6 30
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