Chicago Tribune from Chicago, Illinois on October 6, 1970 · 3
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Tuesday, October 6, 1970
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HY.t.O r.ilkJNE, 'iUESiiAY, OCTOIIEK 6, 1970 NEWS Briefs BY ROBERT DAVIS Servicemen Offered Police Exams Chicagoans now serving in the Armed Forces will be eligible to take the next Civil Service Commission examination for Chicago police department patrolmen set for Nov. 14. William Cahill, commission president, said Armed Forces personnel who wish to take the test should write to the commission and inclose a letter from their commanding officers, who must indicate their willingness to administer the test. Successful applicants will be placed on the eligibility list, Cahill said. Young Bank Robbers Take $11,000 Two young Negroes took more than $11,000 yesterday in a robbery of the First State Bank of Chicago, 8441 W. Lawrence Av. Police said the two men, each carrying guns, approached a woman teller and demanded money. She gave them the cash, which they placed in a paper bag. A passing truck driver told police he saw the men get into a 1950 Thunderbird, driven by another man. Vote Registration Plea Denied Judge William J. Lynch of Federal District Court yesterday refused to issue a temporary restraining order that would have required the Cook County Board of Election Commissioners to register as voters persons who have lived in Illinois less than a year and in the county less than 90 days. He did, however, order a three-judge panel to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the state voter registration requirements. The suit was filed by five new state residents who claim the state requirements are not constitutional. Press Veterans Day Proclaimed Oct. 15 has been designated by Mayor Daley as Chicago Press Veterans Day in recognition of persons with long service in the Chicago newspaper -business. During the evening, Harry J. Romanoff, former night city editor of Chicago Today, will be cited by the Chicago Press Veterans Association as the Press Veteran of 1970. The group's 32d annual dinner will be held in the Pick-Congress Hotel. Traffic Court Is Tops Again The Traffic Court in Chicago has been named the "outstanding traffic court in the United States" for the third consecutive year by the American Bar Association. It is the first time a court system has received the honor three straight years. A luncheon honoring the court and Raymond K. Berg, the supervising judge, will be held at 12:15 p. m. today in the Medill room of the Bismarck Hotel. 7 Are Murdered in 24 Hours The Police Department reported yesterday that from 11 p. m. Saturday to 11 p. m. Sunday, there were seven murders reported in Chicago, including one double homicide. There were four persons killed on the South Side, one by stabbing and three by gunshot, and two persons were beaten to death on the North Side. One person was strangled on the city's West side, the office reported. Woman Bear Hunter, 75, Rescued M ATHESOX, Ontario Mrs. Eva Taylor, 75, who boasts that she has shot 53 bears since she started hunting many years ago, managed to survive a night in the wild bush country here, 40 miles northeast of Timmins, over the week-end. Mrs. Taylor, who became separated from her hunting party late Friday, was discovered alive and well by a rescue party on Saturday. She told provincial police she had spent most of the night huddling under bushes in the rainy, 40 degree weather. High Schools, Too, Have Disorders SYRACUSE, N. Y. Student disorders, long a factor in college campus life, have become common on high school campuses now, too, a study by Syracuse University revealed yesterday. In the study prepared for the United States Office of Education, it was found that 85 per cent of 683 urban high schools experienced some sort of disruption over the last three years. The report also said there was "some degree of pathological unrest in our urban high schools." B.G.A.Again Blasts State Bus Checkups Section 1 t Daley Decries Hay market Bombing; Vows to Rebuild tAP Wirephoto Firemen and rescuers probe wreckage of auto agency where two workers were killed when tornado hit Shawnee, Okla. Four Persons Reported Killed as Twister Strikes Oklahoma IFrcm Tribunt wire Services SHAWNEE, Okla., Oct. 5-Four persons were reported killed today as a tornado struck without warning in two central Oklahoma towns, leaving demolished homes and business in its wake. Jack Muse, Red Cross director, said 3 persons were killed and 45 injured one critically in Shawnee, a town of 24,000 persons. A fourth person was killed in Prague, 15 miles to the northeast, he said. Damage Is Heavy The tornado inflicted heavy damage in the central business district in Shawnee. "Five houses and 12 trailer homes were destroyed," Muse tornado hit and he got under a j Buckmastcr. The tornado desk. "Then the roof fell in. It was from the second-story building behind us the agency's parts department. It was all over in 20 seconds and I was covered i 6 feet deep in broken concrete." Blown Against Wall Gary Brackeen, the owner's son, said he was talking to another of the dealer's employes, John Coats, 38, when the storm hit. Coats was blown against a wall and killed by rubble from the roof. Also killed were Roy Lee Coats, 23, no relation to John Coats and Mrs. Allen Roberts, 25. Roy Coats died downtown and Mrs. Roberts was killed said. "Fifteen businesses were ! wtlen her Irame nouse co1-heavily damaged." lapsed. Her husband was in- L. D. Worthman said he was ' iured- Mayor Daley described the bombing of the Haymarket Square statue early yesterday as a senseless and vicious attack on the entire community." He said the monument will be rebuilt at the same site. Authorities expressed belief the bombing was the work of the Weatherman faction of the Students for a Democratic Society. The statue was bombed nearly a year' earlier on Oct. 6, 1969, two days before DYNAMITE RADICALS See the editorial page half a block from an automobile agency that collapsed under the strong winds. He helped rescue em-playes trapped inside. Bob Brackeen, owner of the agency said he managed to get back to his office when the Hits During Rain The tornado struck so quick- tornadic ty during a torrential rainstorm that they was no time to issue an alarm to Shwnee residents. "We were getting ready to push the alarm button when it hit," said Police Capt. W. T. knocked that out too. "It was all black before it hit," said Ross Porter, publisher of the Shawnee News-Star. "I could see debris, shingles and billboards 200 feet in the sky." The tornado blew out windows, ripped roofs from houses and stores and knocked out most of the city's electrical and telephone service after the devastation settled on the city in mid-atfernoon. Mayor Piere Taron estimated damage at more than $3.5 million. Houses are Destroyed The small town of Prague was hit next by the tornado. In addition to the one reported death, several houses were ' destroyed. The Prague victim was unidentified. The tornado also touched down at nearby Bristow, but no damage was reported. The Oklahoma Army National Guard sent 40 men into the stricken area to prevent looting and to help in disaster control. the Weatherman faction went on a rampage of destruction here. It was subsequently restored at a cost of $4,700. The statue, at the northeast corner of Randolph Street and Kennedy Expressway, was blasted at 1:10 a. m. from its 12-foot pedestal. A few minutes later, The Tribune and United Press International received calls from a man, claiming to be a Weatherman, and saying that group was responsible. "Chicagoans Admire Statue" Daley said Chicagoans admire the statue, which he described as representing elements of society who say, "We believe in equity and dignity of men and women." He said, "Maybe it was visitors again I don't know." He had blamed the earlier bombing on persons from outside the city. He asked, "What are they trying to do frighten the mayor of Chicago and the Police Department?" He said a reward for the arrest of the bombers might be offered, and the city would 1 TRIBUNE Staff Photo) Haymarket Square police statue after explosion. consider a police guard for the statue afler it is rebuilt. The bronze statue is of a policeman in the uniform of the 1880s. Lt. Edward Neville, commander of the police Bomb and Arson Unit, said it had not been determined definitely what type of explosive was used in the bomb. He said it was placed between the legs of the statue, and apparently was touched off by a fuse because no evidence of a timing mechanism was found. One leg of the statue was found 200 feet to the north, the other on the south side of the Randolph Street overpass. Framents were found as far away as half a block. Parts of the statue were under study at the police crime laboratory. The bomb broke 40 windows in eight nearby buildings. No one was hurt. The explosion first was re ported to police by Robert Swanberg, a guard in the Noon Hour Food Products Co., 652 W. Randolph St., who said he rushed out of the building immediately but saw no one in the area. The statue originally was erected in 1887, to commemorate a dynamite explosion May 4, 1886, in which seven policemen were killed and 76 persons were injured. The explosion came during a bitter labor dispute involving the old Mc-Cormick Reaper Co. Police Supt. James B. Conlisk was out of the city and there was no official comment from police headquarters. Declaration of War Sgt. Richard Barrett, speaking for the Chicago Police Sergeants Association, termed the bombing "a declaration of war" by radicals. Joseph LeFevour, president of the Fraternal Order of Police, said "this senseless destruction is symbolic of the lawlessness and radicalism affecting out society today." Rockford Bus Firm Hit by Driver Strike ROCKFORD, Oct. 5 (CPU Rockford Transit Company's 49 bus drivers went on strike today, forcing thousands of workers and school children to find other means of transportation. The drivers, members of Local 1333 of the Amalgamated Transit Union, voted 38-6 to walk out after they turned down new contract proposal last week. Smith Raps Haymarket Bomber BY DAVID GILBERT The Better Government Association reiterated charges yesterday that the office of the state superintendent of public instruction is wasting more than $100,000 annually in duplicating school bus inspections performed by the state police. James F. McCaffrey, B.G.A. Springfield investigator, testified before the Motor Vehicle Laws Commission and recommended that the positions of 14 school bus inspectors be eliminated by Ray Page, superintendent of public instruction. Most Services Duplicated McCaffrey said most of the services rendered Dy tne n inspectors were duplicated by other state agencies or school officials. State Rep. Robert Craig D., Indianolal called the investigation "nitpicking" when considered in light of the more than $5 billion state budget the legislature will be considering for 1972. McCaffrey said that 25 per cent of the 11,000 school buses in the state were inspected under supervision o f both Page's office and the state police. He maintained that the inspections could be handled solely by the police. Gordon L. Hansen, an associate superintendent of public instruction, told the commission that the 14 inspectors have duties other than supervising school bus inspections. These include checking complaints filled by citizens regarding school bus safety and operations, Hansen said. Would Need More Funds j State Police Capt. Daniel L. O'Brien, who is in charge of ! truck and bus inspection in Illinois, said that the state ; police budget would have to be increased by at least $200,000 ' annually if troopers assumed ; all of the duties assigned to the 14 inspectors. O'Brien also said it was i impossible to determine if i inspections were duplicated on 25 per cent of the school buses in the state. He said that separate records were not kept by his department for school bus inspection. BY GEORGE TAGGE Sen. Ralph Smith R., 111. yesterday condemned the bombers who blasted the Haymarket Square statue of a policeman for the second time in about a year. The Republican senator called for immediate consideration of his proposed "Bombs and Bomb Terrorism Act," which he introduced in September. He said it has been described as the toughest antibomb legislation ever filed in Congress. 'Can't Allow Brutality "We must show the radicals and the radical-liberal politicians who sympathize with them that we will not let our policemen be brutalized by word or by deed," Smith said in a statement from his headquarters here. "The Haymarket statue was the only monument in the United States dedicated to a police department. It was dedicated to the bravery of the Chicago police of the 19th century, and has stood as a symbol of the continuing bravery of our policemen today. It must be replaced." Campaigns in Store Norton Kay, publicity man for Adlai Stevenson III, Democratic nominee against Smith, said they would not issue any statement about the bombing but hope the damage will be repaired as soon as possible. Stevenson continued campaigning on the continuing increases in food prices. He visited the Jewel Food store at 2235 Milwaukee Av. with his wife. 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