Liberation magazine editor arrested in subway protest

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a driving his island which by questioning Kennedy Ko- the and of Tannenbaum, and room a overnight layer of snow failed to Impede the Ice skaters' enthusiasm. 7 Seized in N. Y. Over Subway Price XEW YORK--(AP) Seven persons were arrested today for acts of protest in New York city subway stations during the first rush hour under the new 30-cent fare. A number of riders also sneaked onto train platforms platforms rather than endure exasperating long lines at booths AGNEW ARRIVES FOR NEPAL VISIT (Continued from Page One) -The avenue a Soviet Afghans This The a 7 a.m. 4 to 6 proclaimed but 1967 ten- p.m. dam because it is not as visible as Chinese aid. While China has built two major roads, a tile factory factory and a shoe factory and now is building a hydroelectric dam, Amerian aid 1 has been devoted 4 Seized at Station Five persons were seized at a Forest where Hills, nearly Queens, station a dozen riders to agriculture, health, educatioi and aviation. The Nepalese capital decked out colorfully in U.S. and Nepalese flags for Agnew's overnight visit, and red banners with such slogans as "Long Live World Peace" arched over the route of his motorcade into the city.. - · · · . - · · Loudspeakers brought groups of children and'bearded men to the route to wave small paper American flags distributed by U.S. officials. In an arrival statement, Agnew Agnew compared the challenge of conquering the mountain kingdom's kingdom's Mt. Everest with "the dramatic and daring adventure of modern exploration" in going to the moon. "Men of Nepal made possible the conquest of the highest point on earth," the vice president said. "We have reached the moon. "Though physically different, the rocks brought from the summit summit of Everest and from the moon are the same in this sense ---they are prizes won by cour- ge." The chief ceremony of the visit visit was the presentation to-King Mahendra of four tiny slivers of black moon rock and the Nepalese Nepalese flag that went to the moon with Apollo 11. Two Sessions Agnew had two formal sessions sessions with Nepalese leaders--a conference with the prime minister minister and an hour-long session after the moon rock presentation presentation with the king at the palace. During that period, Mrs. Agnew Agnew met with Queen Ratna. · In the evening, the Agnews attended attended a state dinner. . It was a mild clear day-with the temperature in the .upper 60s and the 9,000-foot peaks that ring the capital clearly visible. But such taller Nepalese peaks as Everest were hidden by clouds. There were no signs of the so- called progressive students who had threatened to demonstrate against the vice president nor of the small group of American hippies that have been drawn to Nepal by the hashish available here. tried to storm through turnstiles or exit doors in protest against the 50 per cent fare increase, from 20 cents. Most of the riders who tried charge in were turned back by Transit Authority police armed with special long nightsticks. Two men were taken into custody. custody. Another man and a woman the Station were seized in a shoving match with police after they exhorted long lines of token-buyers token-buyers to refuse to pay the fare. A fifth man was taken into custody later, but, the reason was not given immediately by authorities. In Manhattan, a man identified identified as editor of Liberation magazine and a woman were arrested arrested when they tried to hold open exit doors on a station platform to allow'.riders in free. The editor, David Gelber, 28. and the woman were, charged with theft of service, disorderly conduct and littering. . ;; ;; . 'Tired of Lousy Service'-? One of the men seized in the charge on the turnstiles said he did it "because I'm tired of the lousy service. It takes me two hours to get to Wall Street." . The' other, saying, "This is $1.20. a day," explained that had to ride both a bus. and a subway train to get to work. The bus fare also went up to cents. At a Brooklyn station some riders sneaked through exit doors or under turnstiles for free rides, but apparently were] protesting not the fare increase, but having to wait out in the cold in the long lines waiting to buy tokens. There were no arrests arrests there. = The Transit Authority collects about 7.3' million fares daily on its buses and subways. Most of the city's straphang- ing millions, however, submitted submitted docilely to the new fare, through by the state-operated authority despite a long fight by Mayor John V. Lindsay and other other city officials to. keep the fare at 20 cents. . At Stretch a Block Pennsylvania Station, line composed mainly of arrivals arrivals on the Long Road stretched a Island Rail whole city block outside the subway, waiting waiting to buy the more -expensive tokens and finish their trips to jobs. Some stations ran out of the new tokens early, and vans were sent out with more supplies. supplies. Meanwhile, militant opponents opponents of the higher fare awaited action on another front. One commuters' 'group, Straphangers Straphangers United, obtained a court order Sunday night order- Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller ~ _ . . _ . . . ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, . . , » T « r m E Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller D E N T A L C O O R D I N A T O R and the IS APPOINTED BY HEW WASHINGTON (UPI)-Dr. John S. Zapp, who has been in private practice in Portland, Ore., was appointed today the first dentist lo hold the post of Special Assistant Assistant for Dental Affairs in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW). Dr. Roger 0. Egeberg, HEW's Assistant Secretary for Health and Scientific Affairs, said Zapp would have primary responsibility responsibility for coordinating HEW's dental policies and programs, Zapp, father of five children, is a 1M1 graduate of the Crcightbn university School of Dentistry and is licensed in Idaho and Oregon. Oregon. tation Administration to show cause why the fare should not be rolled back to 20 cents. Signs Order State Supreme Court Justice Jawn A. Sandifer signed the order, returnable Wednesday, in his home. groups, Better for New York Two other Transportation and Survival of Subway Riders, urged riders to'"storm" turnstiles, turnstiles, ducking under them or pushing through.exit gates. "Some'members .Of the group are so outraged they are ready to call a strike," said -Jefferson Chase, head of Survival for Subway Subway Riders. The fare rose from 20 to 30 cents at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. as za

Clipped from The Bridgeport Post05 Jan 1970, MonPage 48

The Bridgeport Post (Bridgeport, Connecticut)05 Jan 1970, MonPage 48
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