The Mercury from Pottstown, Pennsylvania on July 10, 1968 · Page 3
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Wednesday, July 10, 1968 -The Pottstown Mercury 3 Gang Leader Leaves OEO Hearing WASHINGTON (AP) - A Chicago street gang leader was threatened with a contempt ci- ___• „ ; . t l - m j u u i ga°g members in paying jobs tation Tuesday when he left a , A . Senate hearing room after re a was ulstrumcn,al in reduc- crime and violence and though hampered by police ob :to cross examine adverse wit-1or even quadruple hearsay.” struction, had placed nearly 100'nesses. Fort, wearing sunglasses. TWO REFUSE white turtleneck sweater and a black zippcred jacket with the , . - .. The two refused to participate!words “Almighty Blackstones” fusing to answer questions g time and violence and m thc |iearjngs under present emblazoned on white side patch- about a federally financed job preventing a major riot in the committee rules even after Fort es, said he didn't think the hear- training project for gang mem-j Woodlawn area. was told he had the right to in-jing has been fair. “eTrs- ivoke the Fifth Amendment Later, Sen. Charles H. Percy. DIFFICULT, EXPENSIVE R-Ill., praised a Chicago Negro * , ,, “It is difficult and often ex- minister for courage, guts and. ,0 d , wj h h m ,se'lms UP lems. but I would suggest that if the $927,000 Office of Economic we cannot doa| wilh thom this Inr mi'mhrre^ uaV and in other innovative and was deliberate contempt." tor member» of two _Negro|cre>tive ways as taxpayers, WC1 street gangs—the Blackstonei are going to have to pay for a the j “This is what they’ve been constitutional guarantee a gainst >doiuR to biack pcoplc all ai0Ug,” self-incrimination. |1C saj(| “This strikes at the authority] of the Senate . . . said Sen LEAVES HEARING Karl E. Mundt, R-S.C. “This Fort left the hearing before the subcommittee could ques- Outside the hearing room Pat- 1 tion him about the OEO pro- Rancers and the Deivl’s Disci- “1' ““ ” ner said much previous testimo- gram in which he received a pies. generation of penitentiary and nv was characterized “by in- $6.000 a year salary as a center reformatory confinement miendo and by double or triple chief. BAD PUBLICITY gether with all of the majorl_ causes of welfare and dependen- Brazier said. Percy, who said he hoped others would not be stopped by bad publicity from continuing inner city community projects, intro- cy, He declared that police, social! workers and schools had been' Guilty Of Shoplifting Denise Darcel leaves court Tuesday blond French actress was arrested at Miami, Fla., after she was found June 23 as she left the store with guilty of shoplifting from a Miamo de- several items of apparel stuffed into partment store and fined $300. The a shopping bag. (AP Wirephoto) Denise Darcel Cheyney Projects Added to Budget duced to investigating senators una^'e t° deal w^h a rising lev-|( ithe Rev. Arthur Brazier, prcsi- °j gang warfare and said that j ¡dent of the Woodlawn Organiza- *1's groups “high risk project ( tion, a Chicago community ,0 placc confidence in youthsjj group which devised and coordi-iw*^ police records was justi-,, jnated the OEO project. Jfied. One of those youths, Jeff Fort, Ranger vice president, walked) out of the morning session after! telling senators only his name, j Fort acted on the advice of an I attorney, Marshall Patner, who said his client could not defend| himself unless the committee changed its rules to permit him I In ten days \of hearings the Senate investigations subcommittee has heard charges the program was run entirely by- gang members who used training centers as places to store weapons and to hold sex and marijuana parties. Brazier said the program, al- BACKACHE? BURSITIS? NERVOUSNESS? Chiropractic »pinal adjustments r«* store th® normal equilibrium inherent in tho body. The integrity of the nervous system is paramount. Your chiropractor is a specialist in this field. i DR. JOHN J. YUSKO CHIROPRACTOR | 1325 HIGH ST. BY APPOINTMENT PH. 323-3369 Is Fined for Shoplifting MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Denise Darcel, the bosomy French actress once famed for sexy movie roles, was fined $300 Tuesday for shoplifting $34 worth of underth- ings, despite a show of dramatic talent. After a trial at which the courtroom-packed audience appeared to enjoy her performance, Municipal Judge Arthur Huttoe imposed the fine with the alternative of 36 days in jail. Miss Darcel posted $500 appeal bond. Even the judge could not repress smiles as the impulsive actress, in rapid-fire, heavily accented English, interrupted witnesses. THREE SAW HER 'Ilirce detectives of Jefferson Stores testified they saw the blonde actress, who says she is 42, stuff brassieres, slifrs and other items into a shopping bag, then leave without paying. Miss Darcel said she intended to pay for the merchandise, and was merely trying to nail down a taxi first, since she was in a hurry. She testified she purchased several items. “Tlien I wanted some bras sieres, but the girl was not there,” she said. “1 not hide anything. I tried on the brassieres in front of a mirror.” She demonstrated how she did it over her clothes. “ FAST SHOPPER” "I’m a very fast shopper,” Miss Darcel continued, waving her hands and shaking her shoulder-length hair. “Oh, I’ll be late, where is the shoe department?” tht* defendant said, recalling the incident. “I'll be right back. I’ll wait for a taxi while waiting for shoes. “I put my foot out the door with three shopping bags, and three men grabbed me and said, ‘You’re under arrest.' ” Miss Darcel said she was rushing to ca»ch a plane for New York, where she was to appear in a show, but had not even packed. The Paris-born actress said she and her husband, Robert At kinson, came to Miami June 4 In 1947 she filmed “To the Victor” in Hollywood. Later she starred in “Battleground” op posite Van Johnson and the late John Hodiak. HARRISBURG (AP) — A arts building; $950,000 for utili- half-billion-dollar capital cons-Ujes an(j related facility expan- truction budget was released to L. *• » i 'iL sion and $500,000 for new rccrc- the House floor Tuesday with an!. . . additional $11 million of build on areas> including perma- ing projects incorporated for nent bleachers. Cheyney State College. i Much of the campus expan- The accelerated construction si°n i-s keyed to the acquisition authorization was included in 'of a 128 acre farm which ad- the 1967-69 building plan with joins the campus to the north. the approval of the Shafer administration following a state inquiry into a three-day student revolt last March at the predominantly Negro college. William D. Johnson, a special assistant to Gov. Shafer who headed the investigation, said his findings showed that the student protest involved only academic matters without racial undertones. Some $248,000 was earmarked in the original Cheyney budget for this purchase. Other features in the expanded plan would authorize $1.7 million in renovation work for three existing facilities—Pennsylvania Hall, the Emlen complex and Humphreys Hall. All three projects had been programmed for the 1969-71 budget. Last month, the General As- Johnson, a Negro, said: sembly approved a $792,000 in“What the students were com ,crc?se in Cheyney’a regular op- plaining about was primarily a'era n* appropriation, poor curriculum structure, lack Johnson said $300,000 is to go of teacher and lack of ado- f°r recruitment of 26 new teach- quate cultural and social facili- ers; $ 80,000 lor non-professional tles positions; $35,000 for mainten- “Although I suppose it may a*>ce and equipment, and the be difficult to convince the stu- balance for immediate renova- dents of this, a number of the tions. projects we recommended were1 A representative of the Dein the works for some time. partment of Public Instruction, “What we’ve done is to ac-jmeanwhile, recommended a celerate everything by a year number of changes in the color so. These facilities are need lege’s academic program, in- ed. None df the other state col eluding initiation of courses in leges have the flagrant prob black culture. lems Cheyney has.” Last March, students numbering at various times between 50 and 300 seized the college’s administration building and held it for two and a half days. The school has a student enrollment of 1.800 . . Wade Wilson ordered, ai Other r e c o m m e n d a - tions touched on strengthening the college’s counseling staff and liberalizing and modernizing the school library’s operating procedures. Internally, college President, mongj biennial c.pll.l budsel author-]™” ‘¿"--J ™ izm the General Sta e Author-; > impl, ity lo begin construction at .Is:„ imtnl,dlatc| wi„, >th(. d,»cr«lion It normally lakes the Univ(rlUv of vtnia, (,SA five to six years to com, Univ(.rtity Westl plele a project after it has been ch,„u.r S„)U, ‘“■Se .cccler.ted construction J»«“" activity Is in addition to the:th»,cre*Uo« ,,f », * “S!? C0™ «I Li ii *•-!.. 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