Longview News-Journal from Longview, Texas on April 3, 1983 · Page 7
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Longview News-Journal from Longview, Texas · Page 7

Longview, Texas
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Sunday, April 3, 1983
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it' SUNDAY, APRIL J, 1SS3, Ungvisw Morning Journal 7-A A t W - W ' , - pt- I 4 a! -M H.y Mil ! 1 IT ff Etfip el I APUterphoto KKK PROTESTS BLACK POLICE CHIEF, HOMOSEXUAL POLICY Chief Lee Brown organized police security around the march. Angry spectators jeer Klansmen HOUSTON (AP) A small platoon of robed members of the Ku Klux Klan marched for nine blocks in downtown Houston Saturday, protected by about 600 police from a crowd of jeering, fist-shaking spectators. KKK leaders said the purpose of the Houston march was to protest the appointment of a black man, Lee Brown, as the city police chief. The group said they also were protesting a new policy which will admit homosexuals to the police force. Polite arrested six people, confiscated a variety of throwing weapons but reported no injuries. The Klansmen, garbed in traditional white and scurlet robes and black and camouflage uniforms, were bused to Main Street and began the march within un envelope of riot-equipped officers who lined the street for 10 blocks. Police said that three adults were arrested on charges of interfering with a lawful procession; two were arrested for possession of rocks; and one juvenile was arrested for throwing rocks. Police said two of those arrested were members of the John Brown Anti-Klan Committee. Houston Police Chief Lee Brown congratulated the officers at the conclusion of the march and called the operation "the most successful policing of an event in any city, bar none." The crowd began gathering more than an hour before the ll:30 a.m. march was to begin, and the canyons of the city were filled with streams of invective against the Klansmen. A group identifying itself as The International Committee Against Racism carried banners and chanted, "Death to the Klan, death to the Klan." One woman speaker with the anti-Klan group instructed a crowd at the beginning of the march; "Make sure the Klan doesn't have a safe journey on the streets of Houston today." But they did. Brown said that through pre-arrangement officers met the two yellow schoolbuses at the Klan headquarters at Pasadena and searched both the buses and the Klansmen. The buses were then escorted to downtown Houston und stopped in the center of Main Street where they were surrounded by a squadron of officers wearing helmets, flak jackets and bearing clubs and riot sticks. The Klansmen immediately started up Main Street led by a phalanx of riot-garbed police officers. The crowd was held to the sidewalk by ropes and more officers in riot gear. The sidewalks were filled, with a crowd estimated at 2.000, by people shouting, making obscene gestures and screaming threats. The Klansmen. some of whom carried signs attack- 1 . 111 ri ! O If mi r'ti i I i. I ... Mill) AP Uttrphoto RIOT-GARBED OFFICER STANDS WATCH Over bus carrying KKK members ing the police department and the police chief, occasionally returned the shouts. Reporters following the parade witnessed at least five throwing incidents, four involving rocks and one involving an egg. Brown, however, said there were no injuries among spectators, the Klan or anti-Klan groups. Police officers began planning for the event last week and the plans included conferences with Klan members. One officer said the Klansmen were informed as to the rules and he noted "there was no negotiation." Louisiana twister kills 2, hurts 20 NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Residents across Louisiana awoke Sunday to sunny skies and scenes of destruction from a night of fierce storms that killed two people and injured about 20 others. The deaths and injuries occurred in the Morehouse Parish town of Collinston, where one twister demolished 25 homes and damaged about two dozen others. Sammy Lee Morgan, 63, and his wife Willard Mae were killed when their mobile home was torn apart by the tornado that howled through the town of 500 people shortly after 4:30 p.m. As the line of thunderstorms marched across the state, other tornadoes damaged houses In He-bert and Winnfield, and smashed 16 small airplanes at an airstrip in Delhi. Hailstones the size of marbles fell in scattered areas from Shreve-port to Baton Rouge, and minor property damage and utility out ages were reported virtually statewide. Morehouse Parish Sheriff Wundall Coody said 50 to 60 people were left homeless by the Collinston tornado. He said a shelter was set up in the gymnasium of a local school. Jeff L. McCain said he watched the twister from his back door. "I heard a terriblrroar," he said. "I looked over at the hill, and 1 saw the tin and everything twisting up in the air." One Collinston home was torn open along one wall, leaving the furniture neatly arranged like a life-size dollhouse. In Caldwell Parish, a tornado tore the roof off several homes and destroyed a church, but no one was injured. Another twister ripped through the Delhi Municipal Airport in Richland Parish and "tied airplanes into knots," said state police Trooper John Fragala. Airport manager Steve Britton estimated damage to the 16 planes und five buildings at more than S200.000. At Winnfield, deputy Rayford Bundnck said a tornado touched down five miles south of the city und tore down power lines. He said the city was pounded with hail lurge enough to dent exposed cars. In Shreveport, several large plute glass windows were shattered by 70 mph winds and hail. Telephone company officials said fullen trees disrupted service to thousunds of customers for hours. In Nutchitoches Parish, fierce winds und hail smashed windows, dented cars and uprooting power lines, said Sheriff Norm Fletcher. In the Baton Rouge area, thousands of people were left without power when strong winds knocked down electric lines and trees. About 5,500 area customers were without power for several hours. Man, 22, arrested in gunf ight melee FORT WORTH (AP) A 22-year-old man whose father was injured in a shootout at a northside bar has been charged with attempted murder in the melee that left five men wounded and another dead. Justo Juarez Jr. of Fort Worth was being held without bond in the Tarrant County jail Saturday. Police said Juarez is one of two suspects in the March 25 shooting and stabbing at The Waterhole bar. Reynald Garcia, 38, was charged March 26 with murder. The bar's owner. Joe Jimenez, 43, died in the shootout. Juarez's father, Justo Juarez Sr.. 41. and the four other victims have all been released from Fort Worth hospitals. Juarez Jr. turned himself in to police Tuesday. Garcia suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen and was released from John Peter Smith Hospital on Sunday. 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