Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on August 18, 1976 · Page 13
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 13

Garden City, Kansas
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Wednesday, August 18, 1976
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Detroit Riot Forces End to Police Layoff Delay in filing Warrant Frees Accused Slayer DETROIT < AP) - Detroit is rehiring 450 laid-off policemen two weeks early and imposing a curfew on persons under 18 to prevent recurrence of what the police chief called a "smallscale riot" on the downtown streets after a Sunday night rock concert. "We're going to take the city back — beginning tonight," Deputy Mayor William Beckham Jr. said Monday in announcing the measures, and police reported today that downtown Detroit was relatively quiet Monday night as a result of beefed up patrols. In the only incidents Monday, a fireman was stabbed in the shoulder while fighting a fire on the near east side and six youths were arrested for refusing to leave a roller skating rink after it closed. No figures were immediately available on how many teenagers were picked up for violation of the 10 p.m. curfew for those under 18. The downtown First Precinct, center of the Sunday night troubles, kept its entire day shift on for four extra hours Monday night, and had 13 cars from the Tactical Services Division and 30 men from other precincts on duty. Authorities would not say how many police were on duty in the downtown business district but confirmed that some of 450 policemen recently laid- off in economy moves were back on the job today to counter youth gang incidents. Cmdr. Henry Majeski of the First Precinct said the Sunday night disturbance "seems to have been organized." Police said an estimated 100 to 150 black gang members took control of Cobo Hall, where a rock concert was in progress. Spectators said many of the gang members brandished umbrellas as swords while they robbed and beat some of the 8.-000 persons attending the concert. Beekham and Police Chief Philip Tannian said police simply lacked the resources to cope with the disturbance, which spread from Cobo Hall to the downtown streets, where assaults, robberies and at least one rape were reported. Tannian said 25 adults and 55 juveniles were detained! Eighteen of the adults and 10 juveniles were formally booked on charges ranging from larceny to causing a disturbance. "It was an outright, flagrant challenge to our security and to police authority in Detroit, and we failed to meet it. Tt won't happen again," Beekham said. The 450 police officers — laid off because of the city's financial crisis — were to have been rehired Sept. 1 with federal funds and would have returned to regular precinct work. Instead, police officials said most will be deployed in special crime-fighting units. Beekham said the early recall would cause a temporary budget deficit of $432,000 that might require cuts elsewhere to balance. He did not specify what cuts might be made. In addition to the extra police officers, Beekham extended the city curfew ordinance. It had set a midnight curfew for 15 and 16 year olds, and 10 p.m. for children 11 to 14. It was extended to prohibit anyone 17 years or younger from being on the streets after 10 p.m. "Police units, gang squads, plain-clothes officers, and fourman cruiser units will move, groups of young people after that hour," Beekham said in a statement to Detroit's citizens. "Someone's going to be hurt, beginning tonight. Don't let it be your child." On July 1, 913 of the city's 4,900 policemen were laid off to help reduce a multimillion- dollar budget deficit. Some 224 policemen . were recalled earlier this month, and the rehiring announced Monday leaves a total of 239 officers laid off. Tannian said the trouble started Sunday night when 200 to 300 black youths began harassing a predominantly white, youthful audience at a concert featuring the Scottish group Average White Band. Tannian said police did not attempt to enter Cobo . Hall "because what you had in there was a small-scale riot. You do not commit the resources you have to a situation you can't handle, then lose it," he said. LAWTON, Okla. (AP) - A judge freed a 22-year-old National Guardsman charged with a Chicago slaying after the Illinois governor's office failed to file an extradition warrant, authorities said. The fugitive case against Pvt. Juan N. Martinez of Junction City, Kan,, was dismissed by Special District Court Judge David Carter after an extradition hearing Monday afternoon. Martinez spent 60 days in the Comanche County jail without bond, authorities said. Comanche County Chief Investigator Bill Banks arrested Martinez at Ft. Sill Army Base June 16 after receiving a tip that the soldier was accused of murder. Martinez made an initial district court appearance on a first degree murder charge that afternoon, authorities said. Ft. Sill authorities then confirmed that a routine Army form allegedly filled out by Martinez contained < a reference to a 1973 slaying. On the form was written: "I robbed and shot a man in Chi- cago in 1973, but was never arrested for it," Ft. Sill authorities said, "I didn't fill out that form," Martinez told the court Monday. The extradition hearing was continued once after an extradition warrant failed to arrive in court. Page 14 Garden City Telegram Wednesday, Aug. 18,1976 Judge Carter denied a second motion for continuance by Asst. Dist. Atty. Steve Lyle. "I think the states of Oklahoma and Illinois have both had ample time to further extradition proceedings," court appointed defense attorney Bill Sexton told Judge Carter. After his release from custody, Martinez returned to Ft. Sill where he was assigned to D. Battery Specialist Training Battalion for basic and advanced training at the time of his arrest. Traces of Roach Poison Found in Fish WASHINGTON (AP) — Traces of the roach poison Ke- pone, the cause of liver and brain damage in Virginia chemical workers, have turned up in nonhazardous levels in fish caught hundreds of miles from the plant where it was made, a federal agency says. The pesticide residue was found in migratory fish caught by commercial fishermen in Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean off the coasts of Delaware, New Jersey and New York. The Food and Drug Administration said today LIVE EVERY NITE GRAIN BIN "TAURUS RISING" St. Louis, Missouri 9:30 to 12:30 that all of its first samples of fish taken from the Chesapeake and Atlantic Ocean showed traces of Ke- pone, but not at levels considered hazardous. -The initial results are preliminary, however, and it will be at least 10 weeks before federal scientists can determine how seriously Kepone pollution has spread up and down the East Coast, the FDA said. The agency said seven samples of fish from Chesapeake Bay — four of croaker and three of bluefish — showed Kepone residues ranging up to .09 parts per million (PPM). That is just short of the .1 PPM level that would trigger the FDA into action to keep the fish off the market. No residues of Mirex, a fire- ant poison that is chemically related to Kepone, were found STEAMATIC. ear-pet cleaning SEE YOU AT THE FAIR Finnfey County Free Fair Aug. 18 thru 21 REGISTER AT OUR DEMONSTRATION BOOTH FOR DISCOUNT ON ALL CARPET £r FURNITURE CLEANING 20% RESIDENTIAL 10% COMMERCIAL in the Bay fish samples, the FDA said. The FDA added that four redfish, one drum and one flounder caught off the Texas Gulf Coast had no detectable Kepone residue. Mirex testing on those fish has not been completed. The report was the first from the FDA's sampling of fish from the Chesapeake Bay, the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of the Kepone disaster at Hopewell, Va. Dozens of employes of the now-defunct Life Sciences Products Co. of Hopewell were found last year to have seriously high levels of Kepone in • their blood and were suffering from tremors, chest and side pains. Family members of workers also were found to have Kepone contamination and in at least one case a son born to a contaminated worker was born with a liver malfunction. Doctors said it might have been caused by Kepone passed from mother to child. The pesticide also was discharged into the James River, which empties into the Chesapeake. The state of Virginia has banned commercial fishing on the river. Life Sciences produced Ke- pone for the Allied Chemical Corp., which has been sued for more than $100 million by former Life Sciences workers. On Monday, Life Sciences pleaded innocent in a Richmond, Va., court to conspiring to violate federal pollution laws in connection with the James River contamination. 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Sampling will be done around Long Island, N.Y.; Atlantic City, N.J.; Norfolk- Newport News, Va.; Morehead City, N.C.; Charleston, S.C.; Brunswick or Savannah, Ga.; Daytona Beach and Miami, Fla. Expected Soon WASHINGTON (AP) - AFLCIO President George Meany expects to be released soon from the hospital where he spent his 82nd birthday undergoing treatment for chronic bronchitis, aides say. The labor federation chief, who is highly allergic to penicillin and some other drugs, has been in George Washington University Hospital since Aug'. 6 while doctors tried a new medication. They wanted to administer it in a hospital in case there was an adverse reaction. The treatments have proved effective and Meany, who turned 82 on Monday, may be discharged by Wednesday, a spokesman said. BRAKESTOP DISCOUNT CENTER Are Your Brakes Bough? Do they rattle, squeak, grind or pull to one side? These problems are only a few which should be checked by a Brake Stop Checkup. 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