Daily News from New York, New York on May 12, 1970 · 5
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DAILY NEWS, TUESDAY, MAY 12, 19'70 1 mk USerg ani Gmde, By SAM ROBERTS The Liberal Party's state committee voted overwhelmingly last night to back Democrat Arthur Goldberg for governor and incumbent Republican Charles Goodeil for the U.S. Senate. NEWS phofo by Jim Garrett Arthur Goldberg at American Civil Liberties Union Dinner. Goldberg: beat out his opponents with a whopping: 70.7 of the vote despite last-minute attempts by Robert Morgenthau to round up delegates. Morgenthau polled 27.9 of the tally and Howard Samuels, whose name was not even placed in nomination, received 1.4. Samuels had Indicated earlier in the day that he would remain in the race and he predicted that if he wins the Democratic primary six weeks from today, he could beat Nelson Rockefeller without Liberal support. Morgenthau Undaunted Morgenthau, who had hoped to engineer an upset last night, said he doesn't regard the vote as a setback, '"for I intend to continue my campaigning as the people's candidate. 1 am certain that I will emerge as the victor." Despite opposition from critics who blasted Goodell's record in Congress, the junior senator piled up about 67 of the roughly 350,000 votes cast. The balloting was conducted under a weighted system by assembly districts and was based on the 507,000 votes cast on the Liberal line for Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr.'s gubernatorial bid in 1966. O'Dwyer Captures 16 Paul O'Dwyer, who had criticized the party for "rigging support" for Goodeil, garnered 16 of the vote while 11 went to Buffalo Congressman Richard D. McCarthy, 4 to Westchester Rep. Richard Ottinger, and 2 to Theodore Sorenson, the Democratic Party designee. Last night's subdued session at the Hotel Roosevelt was a special advisory meeting of the state committee to choose substitutes for the Rev. Donald Harrington and Deputy Mayor Timothy Costello, the Liberal stand-in candidates for governor and senator who dropped out of the race last week. The party leadership was of-fically mum as to who It favored for governor but Costello expressed an early preference for Goodeil and before the vote, Harrington told the 150-odd delegates: "As you know, tha Conservative Party is out to cut Sen. Goodell's throat perhaps we owe an obligation to him." Goldberg's strong showing before the Liberals, with whom he has had ties since his days as a labor negotiator, was seen as a boost to his primary campaign. The Goldberg camp had given every indication that its bid to unseat Nelson Rockefeller next fall would be doomed without Liberal backing. The state committee votes. subject to the virtually automatic approval of the party's vacancies committee, cams fa a session of nearly four hours that was heated more by bright television lights than by fiery speeches. Dubinsky Offers Nomination Goldberg was nominated by David Dubinsky, first viea president of the party and firmer chief of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. The seconding speech was given by Michael Dontzin, counsel to Mayor Lindsay, whom Goldberg endorsed for re-election last fall. In a statement issued after the vote at 11 p.m., Goldberg sai 1 ha ; accepted the designation "with ' pride. The decision of the Libsral Party makes it possible to ra-i establish the Democratic-Liberal coalition of progressive forces that is so vital for victory in November and for tha return of independent government i't thu state." Airport Security Bill Gets By PAUL MESKIL A bill expanding the Waterfront Commission's authority so that it can police the three metropolitan area airports was passed by the New Jersey Assembly yesterday by a a GO-0 vote. Deaths Du 8 to Brum oss t to 17 in the Heat The bill is designed to curb organized crime and racketeering, including air cargo thefts at Kennedy. LaGuardia and Newark Airports. The Jersey Assembly sent the measure back to the Senate for minor amendments that wil' make it identical to a bill passed earlier by the New York State Legislature. The Assembly also approved other antierime measures, including the major portion of Gov. William Cahill's narcotics control program. Judge-Ouster Kill It approves a Senate measure establishing procedures for removal of state judges convicted of wrongdoing. The 194. New Jersey Constitution gave the legislators power to establish such procedures, but no action was taken until now. The joint Senate-Assembly action was triggered by the State Supreme Court's suspension of Union County District Court Judge Ralph DeVita. who was charged with trying to fix a gambling case involving Mafia mobsters. DeVita was later convicted of obstructing justice. The Waterfront Commission Gov. William Cahill fits antidopa plan voted bill, recommended by both Gov. Cahill and Gov. Rockefeller, expands the commission from two to four members and permits it to apply the same regulations to airport workers as it now does to dock workers employed in New York Harbor. Since the two state bills amend the bistate waterfront compact, congressional approval must now be obtained. Cahill has saiil he hopes such approval will be granted before Congress recesses later this year. Another anticrinie measure passed by the Jersey Assembly yesterday establishes a state antitrust law to curb the influence of organized crime in legitimate business operations. Measures to provide for removal of public officials from office for refusal to testify before a grand jury or other proper investigative body were delayed until after the November elections. Assemblyman C. Richard Fiore (R-Essex) reportedly asked that the bills be held up to avoid embarrassing Newark Mayor Hugh Addonizio. who is up for reelection today. Addonizio took the Fifth Amendment during appearances before both a county and federal grand jury probing organized crime and official corruption. He has since been indicted on federal charges of extortion, conspiracy and income tax evasion. The first hot weather of the year produced the feared result, an increase in the number of deaths in the city attributed to the use of narcotics. A spokesman for the medical examiner's office reported yesterday that IT addicts, seven of them teenagers, died from drug-related causes established by autopsies performed over the weekend. Dr. Robert W Raird, the heal of Haven House in Harlem, explained that summer weather is ; "the fairy godmother of the ad- j diet, when he is able to steal more from open car windows and apartments to satisfy and enlarge his habit." Baird said that, with more people on the streets during the hot weather, the addict can conduct his businss with the corner pusher with more safety from detection. It was the highest weekend toll since last summer. In all. since the first of the year, 362 persons. 30 of them teenagers, have died from drug-related causes. Private an 1 voluntary agencies fighting the drug epidemic, have long claimed that without adequate citv and state programs, the long, hot summer would produce a high toll of deaths this year. These agencies, such as Odyssey House, Addicts Rehabilitation Center, and the Friends of Syrta-non, have been clamoring for facilities and operating expenses to help in the fight to stem the tide of deaths among narcotic users. When told of the number of deaths this weekend. Councilman Carter Burden ( D-Manhattan) immediately called for Mayor Lindsay to allocate part of the additional funds slated for the .Addiction Services Agency to tha voluntary agencies. Lindsay reportedly has proposed -5-'i4 million in funds for the agency during the next fiscal year. Burden said. '"It would be foolhardy to waste a resource provided by these voluntary ageneie who are badly in need of assistance." Police Organization Leaders Join in Blast at Lindsay By FRANK FASO Heads of the five powerful police line organizations joined yesterday in condemning Mayor Lindsay for what they claimed was his politicization of their department. The mass denunciation ot the mayor was voiced at a news conference in which, for the first titii in city history, the presi-lents of the line outfits made a combined effort. The parley was held in the headquarters of the Patrolmen's A1RDEX 1 r " - " o s QMGEROtlS UNHEALTHY 1 83RQERL1NE ACCEPTABLE Far 24 nr. Period Ending 3 00 P m . Yesterday T0OAY: Pollution levels exacted to. remain uns3tiif3ctoi ily high today. , . . , Dept. of Air ."pesoui ces Benevolent -Association, at 250 Broadway where, PBA President Edward .1. Kieruan emphasized that he was speaking for the four other leaders as he accused Lindsay of undermining the confidence of the public in the Police Department. Replying to Mayor The line organizations were replying to the mayor's statement that police handling of the construction workers' attack on antiwar demonstrators neer City Hall Friday constituted "a breakdown of the police as the barrior between the public and wanton violence." Kiernan charged that since Lindsay has been in office, "there has been a consistent history of political interference with operations of the Police Department. On many occasions, cops have been ordered to stand by and ovetlook violation's of law by demonstrators."-' r NEA5 Diioto bv H'j''; William Cosgrove. James T. Kelly, Edward Kiernan, F.li Lazarus and Harold Melnick (1. to r.) they made statement at Police Benevolent Association Headquarters, 2-V) Broadway. The other line organization presidents with Kiernan at the conference were: Eli Lazarus Captain's Endowment Association; William V. Cosgrove, Lieutenants' Benevolent Association: Harold H. Melnick, Sergeants' Benevolent Association; and James T. Kelly, Detectives' Endowment Association. Earlier, at a demonstration of construction workers at City Ha'.i, former Controller Mari) Procac-cino also denounced the mayor for what he termed "the pManxa-tion" of the city. Procaceino claimed that when demonstrations broke out after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., '"the cops were h night- orderej to leave their sticks inside City Hall. As a result, ha said tha controller's office was hi: by milli claims for personal injury property damage. Police Commissioner I. who wai on the s, ,.'!- a: Hall yesterday, personally d ing operations at tin beh---the mayor, denied reports th intends t resign. He also ins that there wa? nothing to rj of a shake up in his hign ro and. m in and -ary. Coy of u he ist?J itnri COI"-

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