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II GREKLEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE · Hun., April II, 1173 · Judge rules OEO dispersion plans are illegal By TOM SEPPY Associated Pre» Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge says (he Nixon administration is acting illegally in its plan to disperse rapidly the programs and people of the Office of Economic Opportunity. U.S. District Court Judge William B. Jones Issued a broadly worded order Wednesday enjoining Howard Phillips, acting OEO director, from proceeding further with the administration plan to phase out the anlipover · ty agency. Jones said the administration could not unilaterally terminate OEO programs established by Congress as long as funds are ANTI-U.S. DEMONSTRATION IN BEIRUT -- Lebanese police guard the U.S. Embassy in Beirut Wednesday. Demon-- .strators chanted anti-U.S. slogans and blamed America for "its involvement" in Tuesday's Israeli raid in Beirut. (AP Wirephqlo via radio from Beirut) Aims students vote boycott over non-renewal of teacher's contract More than 100 Aims Community College students voted Wednesday to stage a three-day boycott of classes to protest non-renewal of the contract of Sue Brown, psychology instructor. The boycott seemed to be having little effect on classes ' Thursday morning, however, . Dr. J. W. Williams, Aims vice .president, told the Tribune Thursday morning. "Space in the parking lot is as hard to find as ever," Dr. · Williams said, "and a check of classrooms shows thai there is no noticeable absence." The students left Ihe campus following a lengthy meeting in the student ,Iounge of the General Studies Building Wednesday. The motion voted '· on calls for students not to return to class until 10 a.m. Monday. ; The meeting was initially called by the Student Senate to protest the non-renewal. A letter, sent to the ad- ministration and Aims College Committee by the student government, said that reasons for the action should be stated and it should be made clear why she should not be rehired. President Ed Beaty had recommended that Mrs. Brown's contract be renewed only for one quarter. The Aims College Committee, however, voted to not renew it at all. On Wednesday Dr. Williams said that a detailed explanation could not be provided in the wake of recent legal rulings protecting future property rights of the employe. He also noted that probationary teachers, as is Mrs. Brown, are not legally afforded an explanation for non-renewal and that the person involved has the right to request a hearing to determine the causes for the non-renewal. The Weld Counly Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) issued a statement of support for Mrs. Brown but said they did not support the student boycott. The statement reads, "we, the members of the Weld County Chapter of the National Organization for Women do hereby support instructor Sue Brown's reinstatement into the faculty of Aims College. We question why there has been no definitive justification for the termination of Sue Brown's contract, and why the Affirmative Action Program recently instituted at Aims College has not been honored. "It is also apparent that the administration has been derelict in its duty to protect the academic freedom of its faculty. We, as concerned citizens, have tried to obtain a clear reason for the non- renewal of her contract. We ask the administration to give just cause for their action." Dr. Williams said the administration would have no further statement on the affair. 6-2-2-2 plan killed The C-2-2-2 building arrangement proposal for Greeley School District Six has been killed today as a result of changes made by the planning committee in (he long-range planning report. Along with the eliminalion nf the 6-2-2-2 plan, the committee also listed priority recommendations for the proposed December bond issue. An initial outline for (he proposed 1976 bond issue was also made. According to Dr. Kenneth Ripple, district superintendent, [lie proposal was eliminated since support from adminis- Iratnrs and the instructional staff was not as great as was hoped it would be. He also noted (he non-acceptance of Ihe Acc o u n t a b i l i t y C o m m i t t e e as being another determining factor even though acceptance from the public had been good. Dr. Hippie added that Ihe priority list included estimated costs for Ihe conslruclion of a new elementary school at $990,000, Ihe construction of a new junior high school al $2.8 million, an addition to Chappclow West al $400,000, remodeling for Cameron Elcmcnlary School at $600,000, Rile finishing for such things as parking facilities and landscaping al $400,000, l|te replacement of the roof at West High School at $200,000 and remodeling of instructional facilities and the repair of structural, mechanical and electrical facilities at Greeley Central High School at $1.8 million. Dr. Ripple said that the three items included for Ihe 1976bond issue included in the second phase of the long-range report are the construction of two elementary schools at $2.2 million, an addition to West at $1 million and the construction of a central warehouse for maintenance and foods facilities at $500,000. Dr. Ripple said that the revised plan will be presented to the current board as a planning guideline April 25 and will be formally presented by the committee to Ihe new board May 9. He'added that the new board may take action at that time or delay action until a later date. Dr. Kipple said thai Ihe de- cision to eliminate 6-2-2-2 was also made so that the public would not have to make a decision on two issues at the bond election. He added that the committee felt the two issues would only tend to confuse the fact that facilities are needed and are not dependent on which program is adopted. appropriated for them. Hit decision came on suits filed by a union local representing government workers and a Missouri rural redevelopment corporation. In Chicago, however, U.S. District Court Judge James B. Parsons refused to halt the administration's actions. Parsons said suits filed in Chicago were premature since "OEO will continue as provided by law unless Congress acts to dis- continue it or fails to act. to cause its continuance and that Community Action Agencies will be funded for Iheir programs at least through 1973." The Chicago action also was filed by a union local that represents OEO employes. The White House and the OEO said they would have no comment on the two decisions until government attorneys studied them. Phillip R. Kete, president of the government union local in Washington, toW an overflow crowd of about 100 in the lobby of OEO headquarters after Jones issued his decision: "We are proud to have fought, and happy to have beaten, this attempt to violate Ihe laws of the' United States." He urged President Nixon to replace what he called "Howie Phillips and his wrecking crew" with managers who will carry out the Economic Oppor- tunity Act as, he said, the union members will. The crowd cheered.' The suits in Washington and Chicago raised an issue /that has agitated the capital for months--the alleged usurpation and denial by the executive branch of government of programs enacted by Congress and presumably mandated by the legislative branch to be carried out. The latest OEO renewal by Congress, for example, "directs" that the agency continue into 1975. President Nixon, in his 1974 budget message last Jan. 29, spelled out proposals to transfer responsibility for certain OEO functions to other agencies. The administration also has said local communities would have (o fund antipovcrty programs if (hey want to continue them. Lebanon to seek UN session over raid By HARRY DUNPHY Associated Press Writer BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - A procession of about 40,000 persons, interspersed with heavily armed Palestinian guerrillas, escorted the flag-draped coffins of eight Israeli raid victims through the heart of a tightly shuttered Beirut today. Foreign Minister Khalil Abu Hamid announced that Lebanon's government had decided to demand a special session of the U.N. Security Council to consider the Israeli attacks Tuesday in the heart of this city and nearby Sidon on 'a mission that killed three top Palestinian guerrilla leaders. ' Shops and schools were closed in Beirut and elsewhere in Lebanon in mourning for the victims. The funeral crowd chanted and shouted as the procession moved along. "We want another Vietnam!" one chant went. "We want another Hanoi." "The Israelis didn't come by Brown bill would penalize absent lawmakers ByRON.TOLLEFSON Tribune Staff Writer DENVER - Colorado lawmakers could lose up to two- thirds of their $7,600-a-year salaries for failing to attend legislative sessions and committee meetings under a bill sponsored by Sen. Hank Brown, R-Greeley, that gained approval Wednesday in the Senate State Affairs Committee. The bill, introduced by Brown a month ago, was given unanimous approval by the Senate panel and now moves to the Senate floor for con- sideration. Brown said later he does not know what support there will be for the bill on the Senate floor and in the House. "The thrust of this is that the members will pay more attention to sessions nad committee meetings," Brown said later. "The financial penalty isn't that much -- nobody's really here for the money." Main impact of the bill, Brown said, is that it would provide a clear, tabulated record of legislators' attendance. Roll is taken in each house daily now, but is not tabulated for an entire session. Often, he said, bills suffer when there is low attendance. Bills must pass by absolute majorities in each chamber -at least 18 in the 35-member Senate and at least 33 in the 65- member House. Brown's bill (SB 287) requires a forfeiture of two-thirds of a lawmaker's salary if he is absent two-thirds or more of the time from sessions and committee meetings. And if a legislator is absent from one- .*,--.. Home surrounded Flood waters from Latham Reservoir push nearer to the home of Robert Stroman east of la Salle. The newly finished home was com- - pletely surrounded by water Thursday mor- ning before ditch banks around the home were dug out by highway workmen. (Tribune photo by Mike Peters) Schmidt enters District 6 board race Thomas V. Schmidt, 1730 33rd Ave., Greeley, has announced his candidacy for a two-year term on the Board of Education for School District Six. Schmidt, an instructor at the University of Northern Colorado, said he sees the selection of a superintendent of schools as the major problem facing theboard. Thomas Schmidt Brown proposal would urge prohibition of N. Viet aid An exhaust fan should be located where it will pull the stale air from a room, not where it will pull replacement air out. that's why it is so important that a kitchen exhaust fan be placed near the range to catch the smoke, odors, grease and moisture. DENVER - Sen. Hank Brown, R-Greeley, is slated to introduce a measure in the Senate Friday urging U.S.Congres- sional action to prohibit any reconstruction aid to North Vietnam. Brown said Wednesday he is seeking co-sponsorship of the proposed Senate Joint Memorial to Congress from at least 50 other stale lawmakers in both chambers. Such co-sponsorship apparently would assure success of the measure -- if it Is evenly divided between the Senate and House -- since legislative membership totals 100. Brown said Ihe measure would ask positive lawmaking action from Ihe Congress to block any aid for Norlh Vietnam. , "I think there's a good chance for passage of this," said Brown. "Some feel our government may have made a secret deal in the peace accords, and we shouldn't force the issue. But President Nixon has given assurances thai is not the case." Brown said he feels it would be improper to spend millions or billions on reconslruction aid to Norlh Vietnam. "This Isn't like Ihe situation after World War II with the Marshall Plan," Brown said. "We won thai wnr. "There are a lot of labels for whet has happened in Vietnam, but victory isn't one of them. And hostilities slill aren't settled there," Brown added. He said, "Greeley will need a person of strong leadership, yet one who has true understanding of people. We must seek a person who can listen as well as speak." Continuing, Schmidt said applicants for the job should be viewed in the light of their professional environment. Yet, he said, "We must also realize that this newly hired person will not be a miracle worker. He will not be able lo establish leadership in Greeley without the cooperation of the Board of Education and the school community as a whole." Schmidt said he saw other tasks facing the school board as the passing of the school bond election planned for December, the wise use of money and the relief of crowded classrooms. Communication among all parties involved in the school system is also sought by Schmidt. He said, "I would work to make sure that we do not lose sight of the student in our policy making. We must work long and hard to make our educational program the best possible for our students and future parents of the oncoming generation." He continued, saying, "We must not become so caught up in the present as to forget that what we are working for is the future of our children." Schmidt and his wife, Sharon, have three children. He has been active at the state level in the Council for Exceptional Children, most recently serving as state treasurer and coordinator for the 1973 State Council for Exceptional Children Convention. Schmidt graduated from UNC In 1964 with a B.A. in elementary education and special education. While teaching in Ihe public schools of Oshkosh, Wis., for three yean, he completed an M.A. In education tf the visually handicapped at UNC. He was an instructor in special education at Northern Illinois University before returning to leach at UNC in 1969. third to two-thirds of the time, he would lose one-third of his salary. The measure would apply to regular, not special, sessions of the Colorado Legislature. The measure requires Ihe presiding officer of each chamber lo tabulale members' attendance throughoul each session and assess any penalties. Reimbursement to the state would be required if a lawmaker already has been paid. Members of the State Affairs Committee tacked on amendments -- at Brown's suggestion-- making the attendance penally apply also to committee meetings and making the bill lake effect next Jan. 1, if it is passed. Sen. Harold McCormick, R- Canon City stressed Ihe bill would not apply to this session. "This wouldn't apply lo any particular legislator with any particular problem al this time," McCormick said. Sen. Ben Klein, D-Denver, is undergoing psychiatric care and has been absent from this session of the legislature. Brown later said Ihe bill was not intended lo give any legislator a hard lime who might be suffering from an accident or illness. "But if does provide a clear record which would be available to the voters," Brown added. He noted (he penalties would apply only to the legislators' $7,600 yearly salaries, not to mileage payments or the per diem some legislators receive who are required lo live away from home during sessions. "But if somebody didn't snow up -- and then tried lo claim mileage, he'd probably be in trouble," Brown said. sea ... They didn'l come by air ... They came from Ihe U.S. Embassy!" The procession was led by Palestinians with bullhorns. Voices boomed out: "The blood of the martyrs will strenglhen our revolution and pave the way lo victory over Israel." Spectators said they saw several foreigners roughed up by Palestinians armed wilh Soviet- made AK47 rifles. Truckloads of guerrillas with rifles and ba-' zookas and a jeep containing a large anliaircrafl gun escorted the coffins. One guerrilla swathed in a red-checkered head dress slood atop a moving car holding a bayonet in one hand and Ihe fingers of his niher hand ex- lended in a viclory sign. Pistols, machine guns and rifles, some of them wilh fixed bayonets, were everywhere in Ihe crowd. Guerrillas in civilian clothes and the khaki uniforms and red berels of the Palestine Liberation Army fough! to prevent mourners from loppling the hand-carried coffins. Lebanese police and troops were notably abscnl from the procession route, although reports said Ihey were staked oul around Ihe city. An armored car armed with a 100mm cannon guarded Ihe U.S. Embassy on Beirut's main Seaside Avenue. Crowds began gathering lale in Ihe morning at Ihe Omar) mosque, in (he old parl of the city, and al (he Prolestant Evangelical Church for prayer services preceding Ihe funerals. The imam al Ihe Mosque called for a "jihad," a holy war againsl Israel "lo check Ihe Israel treachery and reclaim Islamic dignity." Al 2:30 p.m., seven coffins were brought lo the mosque, draped in green, white, black and red-slriped Palestinian nags. The coffins included those of two of Ihe guerrilla leaders, the wife, of one, and four olher Palestinian guerrillas. Mourners foughl to louch them as Ihey were carried inlo Ihe mosque. fffsberg fefls of testimony in a South Vietnamese village destroyed by Its own army and began to lose his conviction thai U.S. DOllclei Were Huh! «ni ih. -u_ ,_.. Daniel Ellsbcrg, defendant In the Pentagon Papers trial, lalks with newsmen after testifying In Los Angeles. At right Is his wife Patricia. Ellsberg sat down and sobbed after telling jurors how he stood among burning huts U ' S ',f,!i C |l' Were Hghl Rnd lhe Communists would be beaten. (AP Wlrcpholo)

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