Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on May 25, 1977 · Page 38
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 38

Greeley, Colorado
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Wednesday, May 25, 1977
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Carter wants genocide treaty ratified By DONALD H.MAY , WASHINGTON (UPI) Twenty-eight years ago Harry Truman asked the Senate to ratify the U.N. convention against genocide. On Tuesday President Carter renewed the request. In between, ratification also was urged by Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B.Johnson, RichardM. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford. It was recommended by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1970, 1971, 1973 and 1976. It was debated by the Senate in 1972, 1973 and 1974, but defeated each time by actual or threatened filibusters. The convention was adopted by the U.N. General Assembly in December 1948 and has been ratified by some 82 countries. It outlaws attempts to destroy any national, ethnic,- racial or religious groups andestablishes procedures to try violators. Carter wrote the Senate Tuesday that: "Ratification would be a significant enhancement of the human rights commitments of this nation, demonstrating again to the world in concrete fashion our determination to advance and protect human rights." Conservative groups have lobbied against the convention for years as an invasion of U.S. sovereignty. But such respected constitutional scholars as former Sen. Sam Ervin, D-N.C-, of Watergate hearings fame, also have criticized it. Ervin once said that under it, the World Court could require the United States to go to war to stop one nation from killing off another; the United Nations could investigate actions by U.S. .domestic officials, and American soldiers could be charged .with genocide for shooting at enemy forces in combat. State Department officials toid . the Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday that none of those fears U valid: the World Court has no enforcement po*' ers ' lhe United Nations could Inquire into U.S. affairs even vrithou! lhe convention, and troops would be guilty of genocide, only if they intended to destroy an entire nation or group. Sen. Jacob Javits. R-N.Y., called the delay in ratification "shocking and shameful." He said its fate depends on whether supporters can muster 60 votes to cut off a filibuster. It will be easier to do that, Javits said, if Carter gives "top priority" to lobbying for ratification. Court stops unemployment for strikers flowers bubbles Rep. Walter Flowers, D-Ala., blows bubble gum and has it Congressional Marbles Tournament Tuesday to Washington, burst on his face while playing in the second annual (AP Wirephoto) Oklahoma prison cells called unconstitutional ByJOHNPRYOR NEW YORK (UPI) - A federal judge has struck down a New York State law allowing strikers to receive unemployment compensation after the first eight weeks of a walkout, saying the provision "causes an employer to finance its own strikers." U. S. District-Court Judge Richard Owen ruled in Manhattan Tuesday that the provision "is in conflict with federal labor law policy and is therefore unconstitutional." By JAMES R.CAMPBELL , OKLAHOMA CITY (UPI) - U.S District Judge Luther Bohanon pointed toward a 5-by- 8 foot plywood cell, roughly the same size as the cells now used to house two inmates apiece at · two Oklahoma prisons. "Just look at that mockup there," Bohanon said to Assistant Attorney .General Paul Crowe. "Just imagine if you and I were put in that and locked up for two, three, four, or five years. Whew! This to me is unconstitutional treatment." Bohannon stunned state officials Tuesday by ordering that the population of the two' prisons be reduced by nearly . 1,000 inmates. Gov. David Boren pledged a : prompt appeal of the order, which also bars admission of · any new convicts to the McAlester state penitentiary or ...Granite reformatory without . matching transfers or releases, "i "No one wants to turn any ': criminal who has not been .-rehabilitated back on society," said Bohannon. "But at the · same time there are constitu: tional rights that are afforded " everyone that's living. "The court does find it is .'-cruel and unusual punishment Uo put two or three persons in 1:35 feet of space." ··-. He ordered the population reduced to 800 from the present ;;'1,551 at McAlester, scene of a : $20 million riot in 1973, and to 450 from the present 690 at Granite. "If you put somebody in you take somebody out," Bohanon said. "Maybe you send someone to Stringtown (Prison)." Boren said Bohanon's order "defies logic." "We have witnessed today the usurpation of the powers of state government by the federal court," he said. "We have witnessed a disregard for the safety and security of the people of Oklahoma." But Boren said he expects no immediate crisis. He said there would be an appeal to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court and request for a stay while appeals are in process. "It will be some period of time, how long is anybody's guess," he said. Bohanon did not set a deadline for compliance, but directed attorneys for the state, the Justice Department and the American Civil Liberties to submit a plan hi 10 days. In closing remarks, Crowe said'he was "astonished and amazed that people advocate the court release these felons on the people of the state of Oklahoma. "The ACLU and the Justice Department want to release half the convicted felons in the state of Oklahoma," he said. "That's the effect of what they're asking. Are we going to say, *no, a rapist will not be admitted to prison because he would exceed the number? 1 Grambling head under fire for illegal funding deficit BATON ROUGE, La. (UPI) He also told of ordering -- In 1938 the president of sandblasting for decaying buil- Grambling. University handed dings, paint for dingy dormito- students shovels and hoes and ries and repairs on the library together they dug the school's roof, first water well. Jones said he was unable to ; Grambling, one of the few turn away students who had no : colleges Tor Hacks, had no money for tuition, fees or '.. money for pipes. President housing. . Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones The university's financial used his own paycheck and trouble increased during the . scraped up extra money to buy 1960s when protests scared used pipe for water lines to the away students and integration few campus buildings. helped them attend predomi U was one of a thousand nantly white schools, he said, projects Jones masterminded "It grew little by little. We during his 51 years as teacher, shifted a little here and a little baseball coach and president of there." the school he practically built. Jones apologized for the But the catch-as-catch-can problems and offered to take operation brought disgrace to his punishment. · Jones during his final days as "For Grambling, I am willing president. to go to jail," he said. · The Louisiana Senate Finance The committee voted 4-3 to Committee Tuesday asked approve and send to the Senate Jones to explain an illegal $4.1 a $5.3 million emergency million deficit and financial appropriation to pay the debt records so incomplete auditors and keep the school operating, say it will be months before the The money will be deducted exact deficit figure is known. from a planned $7 million Jones, who retires June 30, stadium, said he authorized repairs and Committee members ac- projects without the necessary knowledged Jones contribution money if he felt they were to black education but criticized vital. him for ignoring the law. Sen. The used pipes installed in Fritz Windhorst, D-New Or- 1938 finally gave way last leans, said Jones failed to live December, leaving the school up to the high responsibility of with no water, Jones said, being a university president. Without money to do so, he "If you accept that honor, the ordered repairs. first thing you have to teach "This was a dire emergency, those children is to obey the We couldn't go through any rules. And you can't do that if process," he said. you won't obey them." The judge scheduled a hearing for Wednesday "to discuss interim relief," but the state attorney, general's office said it would appeal Owen's decision in the case. The 'ruling .dealt with a lawsuit filed in 1973 by the New York Telephone Co., Western Electric Co., and the Long Lines Department of the American Telephone and Telegraph Co. in connection with a 1971 nationwide strike by 500,000 employes of the Bell system. · - · The walkout was settled in a few days with the exception of New York State, where 38,000 strikers remained off the job for seven months in a dispute over local issues. During the New York dispute, many strikers began receiving after eight weeks as much as $95' a week in tax-free unemployment compensation benefits.. By : the end of the strike, Owen said, the strikers had received more than $49 million from the Compensation Fund. ..· ,' . The New York Telephone Co. was faced with making up a $40 million depletion in Its credit in the fund. ALL WOOD BEDROOM Suites An Anillble in Giril Stilt- Hon. All Priced Al IWilrfi Eilij DlJ lo» FiicK. Open 7 Dip ««*- Mon.-Sll. 9:30-7:00. Son. 12:00-7:00. 3529587. 2Hi. Ei!l SAFEWAY! 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