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Hope, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 3, 1974
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Thursday, October 3, I9t4 HOPE (AKtO STAH Pap Cooper case argued A .0*/ ow /s New co-conspirator added to list J ff/ce 'coming Inmost' before District judge Ufflfi ROCR (AP) ~ An attorney for Dr ; Grant Cooper, a self-styled Communist, argued Wednesday that the state's subversive activities statutes are so broad that they prohibit the exercise of constitutionally protected rights. The attorney, Morton Gitelman of Fayetteville, told Judge 6. Thomas Eisele of U.S. District Court that such rights include the right to advocate the "tearing down of a bridge or the closing of a highway." Gitelman said the statutes could not be "saveH" or ruled constitutional by interpretation because they were so broad. "Precision must be the touchstone of regulation" in sensitive areas such as freedom of expression, he said. Cooper taught history at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock until he was ousted. He sued Pros. Atty. Lee Munson of Pulaski County in May, contending that he was in danger of prosecution by Munson under the statutes. The suit asked Eisele to declare the statutes unconstitutional. Deputy Pros. Atty. John W. Hall Jr., representing Munson, renewed Munson's objection to Eisele's taking jurisdiction in the case Wednesday. Cooper does not face a real threat of prosecution by Munson, Hall said,. He added that according to some of the pleadings filed by Cooper "all we have here is a self-styled Marxist who hasn't violated any laws and he won't." However, Hall had said earlier that Munson would prosecute Cooper if Cooper committed certain acts that would fall within what Munson thought was a constitutional in- terpretation of the statutes. Eisele took the case under advisement; Meanwhile Wednesday, Mall released a copy of a letter he sent Sept. 19 to Eisele. the let* ler explained Mall's connection with ihe American Civil Liber- lies Union of Arkansas. Hall said in the letter that Munson, Deputy Pros. Ally. Tom Tanner, Mall's cocounsel in representing Munson, and Hall himself believed "that I had not breached or compromised ihe obligations Of the Code of Professional Responsibility." Hall added, "My connections with the ACLU have not in any manner influenced my conduct or independent professional judgment in the course of this litigation." He sent the letter voluntarily. Apparently, no one involved in the Cooper case had questioned whether he had a possible conflict of interest. The ACLU represented Cooper in the suit in U.S District Court and also defended him in the suit that several state legislators filed in Pulaski County Chancery Court in October 1973 to cut off Cooper's salary by the state. Sexless The ma-dake bamboo grows in large stands, with individual stalks reaching heights of more than 60 feet. The plant reproduces asexually as cloves from a single root. When the stalks of this plant flower, usually between 60 to 120 years after sprouting, they die without producing viable seeds. Regrowth must occur from the surviving roots but such recovery can take as long as 15 years. FAYEtrEVtiifc, Arfe. (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court at Fort smith challenging the con-' stitutionality of a state law that says candidates for directors hi cities with the city manager form of government must be at least 30 years old. David Colston, a graduate student at the University of Ar* kansas, and John Whitehend, a lawyer, both 28,, filed the lawsuit. The two Fayetteville men had filed their petitions with the city clerk to become board candidates before the deadline Sept. 26. On the advice of City Attorny James N. McCord, the clerk advised them that the petitions could not be accepted under state law. McCord and other city officials told the would-be candidates that they would work with them to get a speedy ruling on any court test of the statute. Colston and Whitehead alleged that the law undermined equal protection. Eight appointed to Demo committee LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Eight persons have been appointed to ihe Democratic State Committee. Appointed from the 1st Congressional District were Connie Trammel of Pocahontas and Tom B. Smith of Wynne. Shirley McFarlin and Dick Herget, both of Little Rock, will represent the 2nd District. l) Representing the 3rd District will be Alana Bell of Fort Smith and Rudy Moore Jr. of Springdale. Myrna Daniel of Monticello and Nicholas Patton of Texarkana were appointed from the 4th District. 600 N. HERVEY ST. HERVEY SQUARE OPEN 9-9 MON. THRU SAT. the FALLWARD LOOK PARKAS Heavyweight parka that feels as warm as it looks! Men's Sizes S-M-L-XL. Assorted colors. 4 body pockets — 1 sleeve pocket. 100% Acrylic hood pile. 100% nylon shell and lining. Boys' sizes S-M-L. BOYS' EA. MEN'S *-Fed* era) prosecutors have linked one new name and may add others to the conspiracy case that has brought five Nixon loyalists to trial on Watergate-related criminal charges. the claim of "newly dis* covered evidence" was fhade to \ U.S. District Jiidge John J. SK rica, who was engaged for the third straight day today in the painstaking procedure of trying to select an unbiased Jury for the months of trial to come. the five defendants, John D. Ehrlichman, H.R. Haldeman, John N. Mitchell, Kenneth W. Parkinson and Robert C. Mar- dlan, appeared to take the snail's pace in stride. With the jury selection process not half completed, it appeared that the first testimony in the trial will not come until the middle of next week at the earliest. But the forces that will shape the trial continued to converge, nonetheless. Richard M. Nixon's lawyers were expected to ask Sirica to excuse the former president from testifying at the trial on grounds that his health will not permit it. And Ehrlichman posed a new, problem for the judge: a claim thfit trial for conspiracy and obstruction of justice will place him in double jeopardy since Ehrlichman already stands convicted in the plumbers case. The prosecutors' memorandum said the new evidence made it necessary to add one co-conspirator to the list drawn up by the Watergate grand jury. It did not name the person. But A source close to the case confirmed the man is Richatd A. Moore, the former special counsel to Ni*on, who testified at the Senate Watergate hearings that he urged John W. Dean 111 to tell the cover-up story to the president. Moore, who had been a hold* .over in the Ford administration, resigned Wednesday. The prosecutor's office had included Moore on its list of 44 prospective witnesses, largely because he was involved in some of the taped conversations that will be introduced into evidence. At the time of his Senate appearance in July a year ago, the white-haired Moore was represented by Herbert J. Mil- ler, retained by Niton after his resignation. The addition brought the number of unindicted co-con» spirfltors to 20, according to sources, the only name that has surfaced officially is Nixon's. The prosecutors indicated the list may be extended further, saying: "The government may prove at trial that individuals other than those named as defendants or identified as co-conspirators by the grand jury were in fact members of the conspiracy charged in the indictment." Slow down at sundown. East Coast shivers under cold and snow '•'••', By the Associated Press The eastern half of the nation shivered under a record-breaking blanket of early cold and snow today. Milwaukee, Wis., set an Oct. 3 record with a low predawn temperature of 27 degrees. New lows for the date also were recorded in Indianapolis, Ind.; Buffalo, N.Y., and Birmingham, Ala. An Oct. 3,1886, low of 32 degrees was surpassed in Chicago, marking the third straight day of record low temperatures there. Pittsburgh, Pa., had its earliest snowfall in a century along with record cold for the date. An inch of snow whitened Syracuse, N.Y., and there were .scattered snowfalls in the lower Great I^akes region, the upper Ohio Valley and the northern Appalachians. Oct. 2 cold records were broken Wednesday in Charleston, W.Va.; Binghamton, N.Y.; Grand Rapids, Mich., and South Bend, Ind. Thundershowers that dumped an inch of rain on Bakersfield, Calif., Wednesday, moved eastward. •The northern corners of both coasts were cloudy. Temperatures before dawn ranged from 22 at Bradford, Pa., to 89 at Needles, Calif. Style No. 7906 La Chemise by Victoria Shaw for Puritan Born in Paris,.. 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The reason for the influx is fairly simple, Moore said, Farmers were prevented from cutting rice that should have been harvested about 10 days ago and, with clearing weather, the harvesting of that rice as well is rice that matured later mean* that the-talk of the Is earning hi at one time. Moore said the prospects far! this year's rice crop were good and that 79 per cent 6f it would be harvested within a w«k. Any further rain would not affect the quality df the crop and would only slow harvesting, he said, Moore said his dryer, could handle the majority of the trucks waiting in line in we day and anticipated no other problems. Moore said 180,000 bushels of rice were unloaded at the dryer Tuesday and estimated that 210,000 bushels were in trucks outside the dryer Wednesday. "We won't finish it up today, but there won't be much left," he said. At the dryer, the rice's moisture is reduced to prevent spoil* Ing before it is shipped by train and truck to processing plants. 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