Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 11, 1973 · Page 42
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 42

Greeley, Colorado
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Wednesday, April 11, 1973
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II UREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE We4., April 11, It7l Only Florida expected to be spared from storm By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ; An early spring storm .that ; paralyzed parts of the Midwest churned across the Northeast today bringing heavy snow and freezing temperatures. ; Freeze or frost warnings were extended from Missouri and Hlinois into the Ohio Valley and to the Gulf Coast states. Only Florida was expected to be spared. Birmingham, Ala., reported a record April 10 low of 31 degrees. Heavy-snow warnings were posted for parts of Maine, where five inches already had hit Rumford. Greenville and Houlton had four inches. Several more inches were predicted for today. Gale-force winds pounded much of the Great Lakes region and the northern New England coast. In the Midwest, where the winter-like storm struck fiercely Monday and Tuesday, cleanup ~." OUTSHINING PLOWS -- A snowmobiler made his way Monday night. A spring storm had dumped 13 inches of snow on "between stalled snowplows on Milwaukee's Northwest Side Milwaukee. (AP Wirephoto) Sfofe House panel takes up shield bill DENVER (AP)--The reporter shield bill approved a month ago by the Colorado Senate was taken up today by the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee at an early morning hearing. Testimony will be continued next week said Rep. William H. Hybl, R-Colorado Springs. He said the meeting time will be announced in the Thursday calendar. ' Hybl presided at the hearing in the absence of the committee chairman, Rep. Ron Strahle, R- Fort Collins. Sen. Joe Shoemaker, Denver Truck driver dies in plunge off Colorado mountain pass By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A California truck driver died Tuesday when his tractor trailer plunged off of Wolf Creek Pass, boosting Colorado's 1973 highway fatality count to 129, compared to 173 on this date a year ago. The victim was identified as Curtiss Miller, 35, of Los Angeles. The State Patrol said Miller's rig failed to negotiate a curve and left the road at Treasure Falls at the west foot of the pass. The rig plunged 500 feet down an embankment, with the tractor rolling over onto its top and the trailer breaking apart, spilling a load of detergent further down the embankment. In an accident earlier Tuesday, a 21-year-old Wisconsin man died in a single-car crash on Interstate 25 south of Pueblo. The patrol said Roger John Mansky of Weyerhauser, Wis., was driving at a high rate of speed about 21 miles south of Pueblo when the car veered off the highway, hit two reflector posts, became airborne for 162 feet, hit the ground and overturned several times. Republican who is the bill's principal sponsor, was the main witness and largely reiterated the view expressed in the Senate that the measure would protect the public's right to know. 'This bill is in the interest of law enforcement," Shoemaker said. "This bill is in the interest of letting the public know what is going on." Shoemaker said the bill requires a responsible state press, and added: "I think we have one in Colorado." In using the term "press," the senator made it clear he. was also referring to television and radio. He said he accepted both amendments made to the bill by the Senate. One of these, by Sen. Richard Flock, R-Denver, puts upon the reporter the task of proving the publication was not done maliciously. The other, by Sen. Allen Dines, D-Denver, requires the journalist to testify in criminal proceedings facts within his own knowledge--such as a crime he witnessed--if the testimony does not reveal confidential sources. In the event of a question, the amendment provides the trial judge shall decide after a secret hearing with a reporter whether he must testify. Rep. Larry F. Hobbs, R-Morrison, raised the question of a possible further modification of the bill in which attorneys for both parties would participate and then proceedings be sealed except upon appeal. Shoemaker said such a hearing would destroy confidentiality and he would oppose the amendment. Hobbs expressed concern that the reporter-judge conference might violate the bill of rights. Rep. David Gaon, D-Denver, who has introduced a shield bill of his own into the House, said the Plock amendment shifts the burden of proof of malice from the plaintiff to the defendant and may violate the constitution. The only other witness at the hearing was Sheldon Peterson, Denver television executive who represented the Colorado Broadcasters Association. operations progressed and most snow-clogged highways were opened. The death count for storm-related incidents totaled 30 for Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Most of the victims were shoving cars, shoveling snow or seeking shelter from the storm when they died. Some Iowa schools remained closed for a third day today, with school officials planning to make up the time next week by curtailing Easter vacations. Moderate temperatures were expected to help the Iowa situation, but just as relief was coming, a new peril arose-flooding streams. The National Weather Service said the Des Moines River, Cedar Creek and the Skunk River all would be over their banks by the weekend. In Missouri, new concern was expressed about the flooding Mississippi and Missouri rivers. The Corps of Army Engineers was assessing possible effects of the storm and additional snow melt on the St. Louis region. Levees in Illinois and Missouri withstood a strong attack from the pounding of six-foot waves stirred up by winds up to 60 miles per hour Tuesday. Flooding in Monroe County, Mich., south of Detroit, and the Toledo, Ohio, area were said to. be the worst in the past half- century. Damage estimates soared into the millions as residents began returning to homes damaged by the storrn-tossed waters of Lake Erie. In Wisconsin, where storm .damage and snow-removal costs were estimated in the millions, some residents of the Green Bay area remained out of 'their homes due to flooding. In Green Bay alone, police estimated damage at IS million. In other flooding, Interstate 75, Florida's main link to the north, was closed late Tuesday night by flood waters from the Suwannee River. Fair skies prevailed over most of the nation outside the E-st. Temperatures before dawn ranged from 16 at Rochester, Minn., to 74 at Blythe, Calif. Meanwhile, a biology professor at Southern Illinois University raised the possibility of a new problem ir. the flood areas. Dr. Joel Margalit said standing water left from the floods could produce a bumper crop of disease-carrying mosquilos. He listed encephalitis, a disease characterized by inflamation nf the brain, among the viruses potentially threatening th* flooded areas. [ About seven million acrei of land in the Mississippi system were still under water, 'accord' ing to Ma'j. Gen. Charles c! Noble, president of the "Mto- sissippi River Commission. To; tal damage along the system has been estimated so far at $160 million. 'j In Louisiana, Army engineers' were alerting property owners near Morgan City they may have to move if (he Morgariza Spillway in Pointe Coupee Par' ish is opened to divert waters from the swollen Mississippi through the Atchafalaya floodway to the Gulf of Mexico. ' Corps spokesmen have said this would be a reluctant move · because of the damage it would cause to farming and wildlife in rice-producing areas of south central Louisiana. ' U.S. denies hand in Beirut raid By HARRY DUNPHY Associated Press Writer BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) Security forces in armored cars, on foot and wielding batons dispersed 500 demonstrating students trying to reach the American Embassy today to protest Israel's surprise raid on Lebanon. The shouting, clapping students, who had been marching in the streets since early morning, scattered into side streets to regroup. Other students marched elsewhere in the troubled city. Equipped with bullhorns, several students led the embassy demonstrators in chanting "Down with imperialism" and Blsberg to tell court how Pentagon papers changed view Supplies for isolated Indians Navnjos and members of the Arizona Army National Guard load hay and otter supplies to be flown to Indians isolated by heavy snows and rains on the Navajo Indian Reservation, The national guard completed a three-day * mission in which 120 tons of supplies were flown to various locations on the giant reservation. The army group has flown four such supply missions since early March. (AP Wirephoto) By LINDA DEUTSCH Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - A smiling Daniel Ellsberg returned to the federal courthouse here today to resume testimony in the Pentagon papers trial and said he planned to concentrate at the start on a recounting of his past as a key adviser to government officials. "This is not just background," he said. "It is to show the jurors what contributed to my interpretation of the Pentagon papers and ultimately why I acted." Ellsberg, who first look the stand in his own defense Tuesday, sais he expected to testify on direct examination by his attorney, Leonard Boudin, for msot of the day. He will then face cross-examination by the government. "I will testify about the effect I had on the papers and the effect they had on me," Ellsberg said outside court Tuesday after giving jurors a survey of his past as scholar, Marine and government adviser on nuclear warfare matters. The slender, graying Ellsberg, 42, said he is confident that jurors, after hearing his story, will acquit him and codefendant Anthony Russo on charges of espionage, conspiracy and theft for copying the papers. '"I think the jury will end · with a good understanding of what we did and why we did it," said Ellsberg. "I am willing to be judged on that understanding. "Tony has said he is proud of what he did," he said, referring to Russo's earlier witness stand appearance. "I certainly feel now ... that I'm proud of what Manitou deaths called suicide, double murder MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (AP)--Three persons were shot and killed late Tuesday night in what police describe as a double murder and suicide. Police identified the as Joseph Sager, 31 Mary Jo, 22, and their year-old daughter Stacey. The bodies of the three were found in the couple's home here. Police say Sager apparently shot his estranged wife and daughter and then shot himself. Police said the couple had been separated for about six months and Sager had been living in California or Oregon. The officers said he was wanted on a felony check charge in Manitou Springs. Three telephone calls came to police in rapid succession about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. Officers said the first was a prowler call, the second reporting a man with a gun and a third asking police to hurry. Police said the mother and daughter were both shot once in the head and once in the body. They said Sager had been shot once through the mouth. I did as an American citizen. I am confident that the 12 American citizens of the jury will acquit us." Ellsberg, who has admitted publicly that he leaked the sometimes critical Pentagon study of the wai; to the news media in 1971, is charged only with copying the documents with Russo in 1969. Ellsberg revealed that he will tell jurors he copied the papers in hopes of giving them to Sen. J. W. Fulbright, D-Ark., chairman-of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, hoping Fulbright would use them to help end the war. Ellsberg said, "I think it's important for the jurors to learn why we copied the Pentagon papers -- the papers that changed my mind and changed our lives." He said Fulbright has expressed willingness to testify for the defense depending on his schedule and the judge's rule on relevance of such testimony. U.S. District Court Judge Matt Byrne repeatedly has ruled that the intended destination of the copies is irrelevant to the trial. Earlier, Russo had told jurors that the papers were destined for Congress, but his remarks were stricken from the record as irrelevant. "Any American who cares about his country and who knew what we did," would consider it "his official duty to bring these documents before the Congress and the American people," Russo told jurors. "There Is No Difference Be'- twcen Israel and the United States." Extra security forces were moved'up to the embassy in the- wake of the Israeli attack.. Demonstrators who tried to; reach it Tuesday also were' turned back. Police also were deployed in Ouzai, a villa'ge, three miles south of the city where funerals were planned later today for . two men killed in the Israeli raid. | Premier Saeb Salam, who resigned Tuesday night, cautioned the Lebanese and Palestinians against "exploiting funerals to stir up violence." Public funerals are planned Thursday for the three Palestinian leaders slain in their apartments by the Israeli commandos early Tuesday. Informed sources said Presi ; dent Suleiman Franjieh has decided to accept Salam's resignation. 3 in Ft. Morgan family die from gas fumes E'ORT MORGAN, Colo. (AP)--A Fort. Morgan woman and 'two of her four sons died and her husband and two other sons were hospitalized Tuesday night when overcome by gas fumes from a faulty heater flue, authorities said. Authorities said the accident was discovered when one of the boys called a neighbor and asked for help cleaning up the house because "everyone is : sick." ' j Mrs. la Verne Kock, about 30,', and the two youngest boys, Da-' vid, 7, and Paul, 2, were dead when the neighbor arrived, au-; thorities said. ; Kock and a son, Bruce, 9,; were reported in good condition' today, but the other son, Wayne, 10, was still in intensive care, hospital authorities said.:! Harold Evans a member of Dallas, Tex., Shriners Hclla Temple clown unit sadly waits outside a cobbler's shop for his shoes. Although the shoe repair bill It high it Is nothing com- No sole power pared to the $75 to $100 he must pay for the 20- KFF size shoes for his clown uniform. (AP Wirephoto)

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