Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 22, 1974 · Page 5
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Tuesday, October 22, I9?4 HOPE (AftK.) STAR Selection of jurors in Ohio trial continues CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) The selection of jurors to try eight former Ohio National Guardsmen indicted in the 1970 Kent State University shootings continues today following a defense motion for dismissal of charges against four of them. Two jurors had been seated tentatively when U.S. District Judge Frank J. Battisti recessed the trial for the day on Monday. Attorney C. R. Lambros asked for dismissal of charges against four of the defendants before jury selection began. He argued that publicity last week stemming from the release of a deposition made by former Gov. James A. Rhodes in civil suits filed in connection with the shootings had prejudiced the case of the four. Battisti said he would delay a ruling on the motion until the Jury was seated, but he contacted U.S. District Judge Don Young at -Toledo, who ruled against sealing Rhodes' deposition. Lambros said Young agreed to sear any other depositions made in the civil suits until the criminal trial here is concluded. The civil suits against Rhodes and other former state officials seek more than $20 million in damages. Lambros asked that charges be dismissed against James D. McGee, 28, Ravenna, Ohio; James E. Pierce, 30, Amelia island, Fla.; Ralph W. Zoller, 27, Mantua, Ohio; and Barry W. Morris, 30, Kent, Ohio. The four were among ex- Guardsmen indicted March 29 by a federal grand jury that investigated the May 4, 1970, shootings. A 13-second burst of gunfire from National Guard troops during a confrontation with antiwar demonstrators left four students dead and nine wounded. Others indicted were Lawrence A. Shafer, 28, Ravenna; William E. Perkins, 28, Canton, Ohio; Leon H. Smith, 27, Beach City, Ohio; and Mathew J. McManus, 28, West Salem, Ohio. The indictment charged the defendants wilfully assaulted and intimidated the demonstrators by firing weapons in their direction and violated their constitutional right not to be deprived of liberty without due process of law. The eight indicted were members of National Guard units ordered to Kent State by Rhodes after the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps building on the campus was burned by demonstrators on May 2, 1970. Lovers on trial in Lonoke murder plot LONOKE, Ark. (AP) -A woman who said she once was the lover of Oakie 0. Price of Lonoke County testified Monday that Price told her on the day of his wife's death he "was going home and blow her...head off." Betty Haddock Hogue was testifying in the first-degree murder trial of Price, who is charged in the April 26, 1973 shooting death of his wife, Norma Lorene Wadley Price. Mrs. Hogue, also charged with murder in Mrs. Price's death ?x was testifying i under the assuraTice 0 tnat r heV testimony would not be used against her in the trial. Mrs, Hogue said she and Price had been lovers for about two years and that he had negotiated with a "hit man" to kill his wife because she would not give him a divorce. Mrs. Hogue also testified that she had introduced Price to the alleged hit man, Charles Burnside. At the time of Mrs. Price's death, authorities thought Price had shot his wife accidentally while he was cleaning a .22- caliber rifle at their home. Pros. Ally. Sam Weems of Stuttgart filed the murder charges after learning from FBI agent Ronald Fosberg that Burnside had provided information about the alleged plan to kill Mrs. Price. Burnside, who is on parole from a three-year prison term for selling narcotics, said he had agreed to kill Mrs. Price for $2,000, but that he had.no.ti-, fied authorities when Price failed to come up with the money. Burnside said he also had learned that Price and Mrs. Hogue were negotiating with another man to get the job done for $300. Mrs. Hogue said she had not been with Price since March 1973. Price's .attorney said evidence from defense witnesses, to be called to the stand today, would confirm that the shooting was accidental. NBC examines 'The Law 9 By JAY SHARBUTT AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Clarence Darrow, a fair defense attorney, once claimed that "the law is a bum profession. It is utterly devoid of idealism and almost poverty-stricken as to any real ideas." "The Law," a made-for-TV movie on NBC tonight, explores that thesis with a tautly written, well-acted and very sour study of the nuts-and-bolts workings of the criminal justice system in an unnamed big city. Filmed in Los Angeles, the 2Vfe-hour show stars Judd Hirsch, a New York actor in his mid-30s. He plays an aggressive, overworked deputy public defender who is idealistic by nature and cynical by experience. His world, naturally, isn't a happy one. It's a world of hard- nosed or jocular plea-bargaining, venal private barristers, prosecution-favoring, packing lady judges and low-life defendants he must counsel in masse before their arraignmets because the slgal staff is small, its time limited. The over-all impression you might get from this show is that it has but two staff idealists — the public defender and one member of the opposition, a young deputy district attorney played by John Beck. The others are neither absolute saints nor sinners. They work both sides of the fence, drifting with the winds of expediency. At the heart of the show is Hirsch's attempt to defend a young, heroin-wasted rock musician brilliantly played by Gary Busey — who's charged with three other men in a Manson family kind of murder case. They're accused of hacking to death a pro football quarterback who, although publicly saintly, is subsequently revealed as privately kinky and into such things as cocaine, bisexuality, masochism and death cults. The public defender, for whom the case becomes an obsession, tries to get the kid off, contending his client was totally wasted on drugs at the time of the killing and took no part in it. But it's a headline-making case and into it comes the sort of famous trial lawyer-played with a nice, oily air by Sam Wanamaker — who takes such cases with no other financial consideration than the book and movie rights. "The Law" has flaws, but it's at its £best in the prelims, where it backs into the main story by depicting what happens, away from reporters and juries, after a suspect is arrested and jailed. Its cynicism may dismay you and I've no doubt the American Bar Association will ask for a speedy retrial of the show's verdict on te verdict on the law. But the program, a series pilot, deserves watching. It's both solidly entertaining and though-provoking, two qualities you don't often see on television in the same show. The most expensive dress ever sold by a Paris couturier was one by Pierre Balmain to a non-European royal personage for $11,250 in 1971. The greatest payroll for any civilian organization is that of the U.S. Post Office with 696,840 listed on July 1, 1972. Re-election campaign committee formed for MM i- i . - . *.*-. -*A ...... . .„ iftilt.. L -* *~i*l 6kh filial Dtkctn **.M*l/t «h*v-d**%Aft( ttlll fTHfrtifWI hi •_ ^i^_^_ ^^-.t .. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, t)-Ark., faced with possible political repercussions of the Tidal Basin incident, reported Monday that a re-election campaign committee was being formed in his behalf. I,ess than three weeks before the general election on Nov. 5, Mills also reported to the secretary of state's office that he had spent $1,051 — all his own money — on his re-election campaign against Republican Judy Petty of Little Rock. Candidates for federal offices had to file reports Monday of their donations and spending through Oct. 14. Mrs. Petty reported that she had collected $31,221 in contri- butions and had spent $23.233. Mills has not had a campaign committee through which to channel donations, and his administrative assistant, Gene Goss, said he had not taken any contributions. Goss distributed a news release, saying Mills, "in fulfillment of his commitment to Common Cause." was reporting that two organizations were beginning work in his behalf, although neither had been active Oct. 14, the reporting deadline. One organization is an arm of the Pulaski County Democratic Committee, which filed papers with the secretary of state's office and the United States House of Representatives Monday saying it would work in Mills' behalf. Goss' statement said the arm of the county committee had collected a few small contributions and had printed and begun distribution of bumper stickers. "The other organization is the Wilbur Mills Campaign Committee of which more will be heard later," the statement said. The $1,051 which Mills spent was for filing fees in the Democratic primary and the general election and for an airplane trip from Little Rock to Hot Springs. Mrs. Petty's major political contributions from organizations had been reported previously. Mills has said the Tidal Basin incident will be a factor in his race but that he believes he will win. U.S. Park Police at Washington, D-C., stopped Mills' speeding, unlighted car, which he was not driving, at 2 a.m. Oct. 7. Police said he was intoxicated. One of the four other persons in the car, Annabel Battistella, later identified as an ex-stripper, plunged Into the Tidal Basin. Police pulled her from the water. Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt, R-Ark., who is seeking re-election, reported Monday that he had collected $37,671 and had spent $33,809. He was unopposed in the Republican primary. Hammerschmidt's Demo- cratic opponent. Bill Clinton 6f Fayetteville, reported that he had collected $115,280 and had spent $112,801. Much of that was in the Democratic preferential primary and a runoff primary. Clinton was opposed by three other candidates In the preferential primary. During the latest reporting period, Sept. 1-Oct. 14, Clinton reported receiving |34,4dl and spending $34,071. His latest statement listed seven contributions totaling $4,450 from union organizations. He previously had received several other JS5- ion contributions. Of the funds received during the reporting period by Ham- merschmldt, $2,750 came from business m! izations. ft { the TaeMtis fund oif JrW», wgan- ,__ iWfrom a political ^ the We- from the Real Estate Pr^<ea': 'Education Committee of s* fwtional Association of ,te*ritoa; $1,000 Htical Actir-ft Committee of Washington and $300 from the Tobacco Pence's Public Affairs Committee at Washington, which reported donations from Phillip Morris, Inc., executives. The Ccuninittee far Action at Washington- composed of contractors fevd equipment dealers, reported Monday that it had giver* |.5 t COO to Hammer- schmidl. 1/2 DAY SALE ANDCLEARANCE WE WILL OPEN AT 12 NOON FASHION CLEARANCE You select any dress or paintsuit from our clearance rack and we'll reduce it another 20 percent. JCPenney 20% off al 1.29 pantshose. Sale 4 or S 4 This week, stock up on panti- hose and save 2(;-%, too. 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