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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 63

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Wednesday, April 21, 1971
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A4-Palm Beac h Post, Wednesday, April 21. 1971 I' U t' Child Admits Role in Baby's Torture V " SAN FRANCISCO (L'PIi - A 7 year-old boy has admitted he and his 10-year-old brother stole a 20-month-old baby and left him to die. lashed to a wooden cross in a dingy basement after the infant was bludgeoned with a brick. "We were playing a game there, and my brother had a brick in his hand." Juvenile Inspector Dan Driscoll said the boy told him. The child s story was disclosed yesterday, the day after the body of little Noah Alba was found. "The brick fell and hit the baby on the head, the child said. "Then my brother was bouncing on the mattress there in the basement, and the brick fell again, hitting the baby." Noah disappeared last Wednesday while playing only a short distance from his mother in Alia Vista Park on the slopes of Pacific Heights, one of the city 's most fashionable neighborhoods. Driscoll said the boy told him "I just thought up" the idea of making a cross out of scrap lumber and tying the infant to it "so he couldn't get away we didn't want to get caught." The nude, battered body of Noah, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Alba, was found in the vacant basement used as a "clubhouse" by children of the neighborhood. It was partially covered by old wallpaper and cloth. Driscoll said the infant had been poked with sticks, choked with a rope and lashed with a red cord and wire onto the cross. An autopsy was called to determine the exact cause of death, and the two young suspects, who lived with their divorced father, a student in an industrial college, were held at Juvenile Hall un- der the general charge of being "beyond parental control. " Driscoll said the case might not be legally classifiable as murder because of the suspects' age. Mrs. Alba. 21. had taken Noah and his 3-year-old sister to Alta Vista Park to play. Noahi was last seen toddling around on the grass. John Mowry. 23. a printer, who was eating his lunch in the park, said he saw two young boys come up hand-in-hand with a baby and say. "We think he's lost." Then they walked off. with the 10-year-old carrying the baby under his arm. That led to the young suspects who answered Mowry's description, and police took the 7-year-old out of class Monday. When they asked him "Where would you look if you were a policeman?" he led them to the infant's battered bodv. fx l A UPI Telepholo Mr. And Mrs. Larry Alba And Son, Noah i! i .1. n f' I i f Ik UP I li Jl s . "Sat' f-""' .jmiSiL, Stiff Welfare Reform Bill House Measure Tightens Mothers9 Job Exemptions i ' (c) Washington Stir WASHINGTON - The House Ways and Means Committee began voting yesterday on a massive welfare-reform bill that is unprecedented in tough requirements regarding work by welfare recipients. - It stipulates, among other things, that a welfare mother ; must register for work and take a job unless one of her children is under 3 years old. If she should refuse, the family's federal payment would be cut by $800. The provision, contained in a legislative draft, came as a . surprise, even to a number of Nixon administration officials. Until now the legislation, conceived by the administration . nearly two years ago as the Family Assistance Plan, had proposed that welfare mothers be exempted from the work requirement if at least one child were under 6 years old. , The new, more restrictive exemption would go into effect in 1974. Until then, the 6-year-old limit would apply. If enacted, the legislation would mean several hundred DAR Certifies the Nixons WASHINGTON (AP) - The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) have traced President Nixon's genealogy and discovered he had a relative who served in a company of spies during the Revolutionary War. That make the President eligible for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution, and his daughters Tricia and Julie eligible to join the DAR. So far there has been no indication any of the Nixons have sought membership in the patriotic society, whose members all trace their lineage back to the American Revolution. A DAR spokesman said Mr. Nixon's relative was George Nixon Sr., born in 1752 at Brandywine Hundred in New Castle County, Del. He entered the revolutionary army as a private at about age 24, and finally served as a lieutenant in a company of spies headed by Capt. David McKee. The DAR even has the revolutionary army pension number of Mr. Nixon's ancestor: S8919. thousand additional women would come under the plan's work requirement. An estimated 25 per cent of the nation's welfare mothers have children between 3 and 6 years old. The plan's tougher approach to welfare recipients represents the views of Ways and Means Chairman Wilbur Mills (D-Ark. ), and his fellow conservatives on the committee. It is also in line with the opinion President Nixon expressed Monday. "I advocate getting more people off welfare," he told a conference of Republican governors in Williamsburg, Va. "And the way to get them off is to provide incentives and disincentives which will make them get off while providing an opportunity for people to recapture the sense of dignity that comes with knowing that what you have, you have earned," Mr. Nixon said. Mr. Nixon called welfare reform "our most urgent legislative program." The draft legislation is the product of a number of closed-door committee sessions. It includes a variety of changes in Social Security and Medicare. Basically, the legislation would guarantee a family of four with no earnings an annual income of $2,400. This is $800 above the figure the administration originally proposed, but the difference represents a cash substitute for food stamps, which the committee version of the bill would eliminate. As approved a year ago by Mills' committee, the Family Assistance Plan contained a "suitable" work provision, protecting welfare recipients from having to take jobs under a number of adverse conditions. The House threw out that provision last year, and this year's committee draft contains few of the same protections. It does, however, exempt welfare mothers if there is no adequate day-care provisions for their children. Anyone who refuses to work, the draft bill proposes, will have his federal payment cut by $800. In addition, the draft contains a strong new proposal for cracking down on fathers who desert their families. 11 "V i - ill VFis! . i ''tit ' Jf : W1m OH, GIVE THEM A HOME Rep. Gilberts. Gude (R-Md.) and his son, Gregory, 11, testify before a Senate Interior subcommittee yesterday on behalf of legislation to help preserve free-roaming wild horses in the West. The elder Gude recently introduced such a bill in the House because his "son asked him to." Benefits Package Approved WASHINGTON (UPI) -The House Ways and Means Committee approved a $1.5 billion package of increased Social Security benefits yesterday, but reduced to 29 days the period of free hospital care for Medicare patients. The committee voted to boost monthly cash benefits for widows, provide Medicare hospital and physicians' cost coverage to the seriously disabled, to raise the ceiling on outside earnings for Social Security beneficiaries, and to establish an automatic cost-of-living escalator for future benefits. The committee's actions were made public as it reviewed earlier tentative decisions on the welfare reform Social Security Medicare bill it has been considering. No action was taken yesterday on welfare reforms such as President Nixon's proposal Family Assistance Plan for the working poor. The committee approved a cutback in the number of days of free hospital care for Medicare patients from the present 59 to 29. UPI Tlphoto Remote Panther Hideout Was Slaying Scene SANTA CRUZ. Calif. UPI) - A Black Panther captain was slain and buried in a remote mountain retreat used as a revolutionary bomb factory, authorities disclosed yesterday. The hideout was uncovered after an informant gave police a map of the site, in the Santa Cruz mountains near the Santa Clara County line. Besides finding a large quantity of explosives, investigators uncovered human remains which were believed to be those of Fred Bennett, a Black Panther captain who was last seen publicly in November. Santa Cruz County Dist. Atty. Peter Ceng declined to give details of the case because he said there was an "ongoing investigation" of it by local, state and federal agents. But the San Francisco Examiner said Bennett. 25, was lured to the remote hideout and shot through the head. His body was burned and the bones crushed into the ground with a shovel, the paper said. The motive for the execution of Bennett a Stanford University graduate student and frequent Panther rally speaker allegedly was a disapproved romance with a woman Panther. He was killed about Jan. 6. police said. The body was found several weeks later at the mountain retreat, which was surrounded by a tripwire to warn occupants of intruders. LlANkAMtttlCARD make a date for Abercrombie's SALE ' ' "Wtf5f "HMllft --mtt Ml Mil Bill H ' 13 to 2 off Special groups of clothing for men and women, at sharply reduced prices. A spring fiesta of savings that can put new life into your "look" for the new seasons! For ladies ... 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