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Battle Creek Enquirer from Battle Creek, Michigan · Page 11

Battle Creek, Michigan
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Tuesday, March 6, 1973
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McGovern says OEO plans to cut legal aid to poor WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. George McGovern said today he has proof that the new director of the Office of Economic Opportunity plans to sharply limit the kind of help poor people can obtain from federally paid poverty lawyers. He said the Nixon administration seeks to destroy the independence of the Legal Services Program and "let political appointees decide when and how .the rights of the poor may be asserted." ' y . The South Dakota Democrat released a memorandum from a ranking OEO official to Acting OEO Director Howard Phillips which indicated that a $4 million research service for poverty lawyers was being terminated. The research service in 15 nationwide "backup centers," located mostly at university law schools, should be pulled back under the direct control of OEO officials, the memorandum said. By taking out the "backup centers." the memorandum said, OEO would end attempts by poverty lawyers to use the program as an agency to force broad social change. It said there is nothing in federal law "which either requires or encourages attorneys employed in the Legal Services Program to be at the beck and call of every public and private entity in the U.S. interest in social problems." The memo, drafted by Marshall Boarman. OEO's acting director of program evaluation, said the "backup cen Blue Cross, Blue Shield rate hearing scheduled LANSING (AP) A public hearing will be held March 21 in Detroit on rate hike petitions by Michigan Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Average membership costs in the medical insurance plan would increase 8.84 per cent,' under the proposals, said Russell Van Hooser state insurance commissioner. , . . The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the WWJ-TV Auditorium. Blue Cross, which pays hos .Conviction of Barry man upheld in cow killing HASTINGS - The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Barry County man on the grounds that circumstantial evidence was sufficient to convict him of killing a farmer's cow. Harold Magrun had contended that because no one actually saw him kill the animal, he should not have been convicted. Magrun was charged nearly two years ago when the farmer who owned the Holstein found HE'S THE GREATEST! IL-L- SHOWS TIMES FOR SOTH THEATERS Jt-J & GEORGE C. SCOTT I?! r vi ters" were becoming public-interest law organizations, which sometimes acted to encourage liberal social legislation in the states. In his speech, McGovern said Phillips first decided to cut out .the backup centers, then sought justification and reasons to provide critics by having Boar-man write the memo. "The problem of what to do about OEO's legal services backup centers is most urgent." the memo said. "Howard Phillips asked me (Boar-man ) to prepare a rationale for phasing them out and replacing them with an in-house unit." Boarman could not be reached for comment Monday night. However. Theodore Tet-zlaff, fired by Phillips as legal services director, said Boarman had "told me that he had written that memo." "The memo makes clear that Boarman's and Phillips's concern is to get rid of the existing backup centers and much less with what they put in their place," he said. Under the Legal Services Program, some 2,500 poverty lawyers work out of 900 offices. They handled more than one million cases last year. Congress has appropriated $71.5 million in legal servies funding for the current fiscal year. President Nixon has said he soon will propose legislation to form an independent legal services corporation sheltered from political pressures; he has not indicated, however, how free lawyers would be from federal supervision. pital costs for its subscribers, has asked for authority to increase its base rates an average of 9.61 per cent. Blue Shield, which pays doctor and other health care fees, wants to boost its base rates 7.69 per cent. The base rate is the average rate charged to pay the claims and operating expenses of both organizations. Van Hooser said individual group rates may vary because of different levels of benefit use by each group. Magrun skinning the dead cow, which was "still steaming." Magrun then reportedly fled with a gun in his hand. "It is true that no one testified to seeing the defendant shoot the cow with a .22 rifle or connected the two .22 bullets found in the cow's head with a gun owned by the defendant," the Appeals Court said. However, it added, "reasonable inferences drawn from circumstantial evidence can be sufficient to sustain a conviction." Want to see the Tuesday , Movie of the Week? "The Letters 8:30 TONIGHT The Only Place You Can Is WUHQ-TV 'Serving Southwest Michigan WEDNESDAY SPECIAL CHILDREN WELCOME! kku.o;fifi d lUUULU."'-1' I 965-2331 UNFLINCHING, TOUGH -ICH0 CUSXCUr. I A H'd f .m,nr. i-3 ACADEMY AWARD -NOMINATIONS' BEST PICTURE Starring JON VOIGHT BURT REYNOLDS . r; 'A Si 11 OSSINEKE (UPt) Mario Fabbrini watches as the first load of 44.000 pizzas is dumped for burial. The pizzas, made with suspected mushrooms, were recalled from markets throughout Michigan. Value of the lost pizzas was placed at $60,000. AFuneral' marks mass burial of 44,000 pizzas ALPENA (AP) - More than 44,000 cheese, pepperoni and mushroom pizzas were buried near here Monday and the epitaph on their mass grave might well have been "executed by mistake." ' The federal government handed down the sentence two weeks ago after it discovered there was a chance botulism tainted mushrooms had been used in the Italian snacks. Mario Fabbrini, who owns a small pizza factory in Os-sineke, agreed to round up the pizzas when two mice died in a laboratory test after eating someof his product. Most of the pizzas were distributed in Bids sought on improving state airports LANSING (AP) - Bids will be taken later this month on contracts to improve the Kent ' County Airport and the Kalamazoo Municipal Airport, the Michigan Aeronautics Commission has announced. On March 20, bids will be received to provide apron lighting for two concourses at the Kent County Airport. The bid-taking for surfacing a runway and two taxiways at the Kalamazoo Municpal Airport will be held March 23. The commission also said it is awarding a contract for relocating airport lighting controls at the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport to Stecz Electric Co. of Hamtramck. It had the low bid of $14,454. FROM 5 P.M. to 9 P.M. fr AAW CHOICE PRIME RIB with salad $ 1 295 ana mien loasi Kitty Hawk RESTAURANT OPEN EVERY PAY 6 A.M.-9 P.M. "COCKTAIL LOUNGE" Open Everyday 1 1 A M -Midnite I w cniiM V is POSITIVELY ENDS THURSDAY SHOWS 7:05 & 9:05 ALL AREA POLICE SIGNAL ZEROI SHOW YOUR BADGE ANO YOU AND ONE GUEST WILL BE ADMITTED FREE SUN. THRU THURS. EVES., TO SEE " NEW CENTURIONS V HELD OVER Sth WEEK SHOWS northern Lower Michigan. But the mice, it was discovered too late, didn't die from botulism. "I think it was indigestion." said the pizza baron. "Maybe they did not like my pizzas." But 44.000 corralled pizzas can't be put to pasture, so Fab-brini decided to put them out of their misery. The mourners, including Fabbrini's 22 salesmen and pizza makers and an honor guard of reporters, were consoled by Gov. William Milliken who delivered a brief homily on courage in the face of tragedy. After the burial, at an open pit at Gary Johnson's farm, innocent pizzas were slaughtered to feed those present. When one reporter demurred at the post-mortem repast, Fabbrini chided him. "Gov. Milliken ate a piece, and he's still alive." The pizzas are survived by a $1 million lawsuit Fabbrini filed against American Canning Co. of East Palestine, Ohio, which canned them, and Tolona Pizza Products of Chicago, which sold them. Fabbrini is still buying from them, however, because he said he really doesn't blame them for the tragedy. Fabbrini placed a wreath of red gladioli and white carnations on the grave. i uui.-tyi.f K ATKI) PG 45 W. MICHIGAN DOWNTOWN DOORS OPEN 6:45 P.M. . DOORS OPEN WED. AT 12:45 P.M K1TMRF at a 7:.M M 7 WEDNESDAY IS "BARGAIN DAY ( FROM 1:00 TO 5:30 J M ATER PC. brffii'illiiiuid 75 W. MICHIGAN DOWNTOWN DOORS OPEN 6:45 P.M. DOORS OPEN r FWED. AT 12:45 P.M lAM-i l. l I i FM2T 94 MJntti?V Wlelb Today's Country Music can be heard Daily from 5:00 A.M. 'til Midnight on WANG-FM. Coldwater. Michigan with 50.000 watts at 98.5 on your FM Dial. News too... from American Information Network and South Central Michigan news from our WTVB -WANG-FM newsroom... YOUR COUNTRY MUSIC HOSTS: BOBB Y HANKINS ' DAVE FULLER WTVB -WANG-FM 98.5 --Coldwater Augusta AUGUSTA Acquisition of the independent Augusta Telephone Co. by United Telephone Co. of Michigan has been approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission. United Telephone of Michigan is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Tele communications,. Inc., which owns 18 telephone companies comprising the United Tele phone System. Acquisition of Augusta Telephone Co. marks its initial operation in Michigan. Augusta-Telephone has 1,250 customers Supreme Court declines to rule on antiriot law By Combined Wire Services WASHINGTON The Supreme Court Monday declined to rule on the constitutionality of the federal antiriot statute under which five of the Chicago 7 defendants were convicted for their role in antiwar demonstrations at the 1968 Democratic convention. The justices, in a brief order, refused to hear the challenge to the law brought by antiwar activists Rennie David, David Dellinger, Thomas Hayden, Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin. Last November, the 7th U.S. Court of Appeals overturned the convictions, criticizing Judge Julius J. Hoffman of the U.S. District Court in Chicago for "antagonistic" courtroom conduct. But the court also held, 2-1, that the antiriot law was constitutional. It was this part of the decision that the five appealed to the Supreme Court. In other action Monday, the court: Declined to reconsider its decision throwing out a massive damage suit judgement against the financial empire of Howard R. Hughes. Ruled 5 to 4 that state appellate courts may require filing fees. Ruled 5 to 4 that an unfnar-ried Texas woman could not file suit to force officials to prosecute the father of her child. Foundry strike ends at Albion ALBION Full production resumed today at Brooks Foundry after settlement of a two-week strike by Local 120, International Molders & Allied Workers. Settlement of unresolved grievances was reached Friday after negotiations between union and management representatives with state and federal mediators present. Maintenance crews returned to work Monday and the 155-member production force is back on the job today, a company spokesman said. i-.iyi--n.:m.:u i LAST 3 DAYS RW1N ALLENS production of THt POSEIDON AOVfltTVRE I RONALD NEAME film mmC-0UVW6' xo.iiiyted'forB ACADEMY AWARDS 75 P.M MEN & WOMEN nnoniT? EiEniranD jnncr.imii 14 16 ' ' L I 1 i r 103 1081 98.5 fm Enquirer and News. Battle Creek, Mich.; Tues., Mar: 6, 1973 r A-ll phone sale in an area between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo. The pending acquisition was announced in December by United Telecom President Paul H. Henson and Glaydon C. Bostwick, Augusta Telephone president. At that time, United Telecom said it would exchange JacQbon'0 a spring natural by Jeremy. . .soft and easy linencotton ribbed knit shirtdress with an attached rayon fibranne collar dickey. Cued to travel, it's a wrinkle-free packable with unlimited places to go. Natural with white. Sizes 6-14. $75. YOUNG SIGNATURE COLLECTION gets state 35,280 shares of its common stock for Augusta Telephone's assets and assume the local company's liabilities, which are to be taken over by the newly formed United Telephone of Michigan. . The December announcement said that Larry E. French, Augusta Telephone's W i ilk, s ! Jt j .. the spectator, viewed by Palizzio in a fresh new way. . . crinkle patent leather, perforated and tipped with sweeping innovations. It's the classic pump, interpreted for today. ' ;. Navywhite $32. approval . secretary-manager.'would con-. tinue as manager of United of Michigan's operation here and ' Augusta Telephone's other four '. employes would continue in their present positions. J.C. Cluen, United of Michigan president, also is president of United Telephone Co. of Indiana, Inc., at Warsaw, Ind. LET US VALIDATE YOUR PARK AND SHOP TICKET hat and scarf en$mbl by Frank Olive. . .the ." season's important look os defined by the maestro of millinery. . .soft felt. hat covered with a breath of circus dot chiffon in redwhite or blackwhite and matching chiffon scarf. Five feminine styles. . . $27 and $30. : I I 'e i. V' 7:15

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