The Capital Times from Madison, Wisconsin on October 19, 1970 · 1
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Monday, October 19, 1970
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r r- VOL. 107, NO. Il l Mrs. Rene Laporte, mother of slain Labor Minister Pierre Laporte, is helped down the steps of, the Montreal Courthouse Sunday night after viewing her sons body. The body will lie in state until the funeral Tuesday. (AP Wirephoto) No Chance, Knowles Says No Federal Funds To Make Olson s T axProgram W ork By JEFF SMOLLER (Of The Capital Times Staff) Gov. Knowles threw another wrench into the fiscal program of Lt. Gov. Jack Olson today by saying Wisconsin could not count on federal revenue sharing to s u p p 1 e m e n t its next budget. Knowles said there was absolutely no chance Congress would pass the revenue-sharing program that Olson, the Republican candidate for governor, is counting on to finance the 1971-73 budget without a tax in- By MILES McMILLIN IT MAY WELL be, as some of Coach Phil Bengtsons defenders say, that he and other Packer officials that President .Nixon would not turn the Bart Starr Day ceremony into a Republican rally; that there would be no politics. If so, Phil Bengtson now knows what Vince Lombardi knew without having , to go through the burning process that you dont accept the assurances of hungry politicians, particularly the kind who rely on the counsel of Murray Chotiner, a back alley politician allowed around Washington when Eisenhower was there; or the kind who puts Spiro Agnew out throwing garbage and sends Robert Finch after him to defumigate. . s IT WAS A REPUBLICAN rally of such magnitude of thousands of dollars in cam-that it was difficult to find the ipaign money have been (Continued on page 3. column 1) U. S. fund-raising Column lo Tell Of Job Training Opportunities Beginning next Monday, The Capital Times will print weekly bilingual column designed to acquaint disadvantaged persons with educational opportunities which would pre-large donations to another pare them for better jobs. I Washington committee set up The column will be written by for Sen. Harrison A. Williams Richard Harris, assistant stu- (D-N.J.), who is in line to be-dent services counselor for dis-;come chairman of the Senate advantaged students at the Labor Committee if he wins. Madison Area Technical College. He will be assisted by Mrs. Mary Lou Diehl and Mrs. Rachel Wenz. Because many of those for In political circles, the hidden campaign groups are known as D. C. committees. The District of Columbia in whom the column is intended contrast to the home states of cannot read English, it will also) most senators has no laws re-be printed in Spanish. jq u i r i n g public disclosure of Watch for this column cverymoney raised and spent for can-Monday in The Capital Times. Ididates. Seccnd-CKsi post!,. Paid at Maditon, Wn. crease. Three weeks ago, Knowles said in an interview that there was no way the 1971 Legislature could avoid raising taxes to finance a budget that will probably reach $2 billion for the first time. Olson contends that he will do his best to hold the line on taxes and implies that a fiscally irresponsible program of the Democratic gubernatorial candi date, Patrick Lucey, would require a tax increase. Hopefully we can construct a budget without tax increases, Olson told a taxpayer meeting recently. However, at a news conference last week, Olson said he never promised not to raise taxes if he were elected governor. Olson says a zero budgeting concept, increased economic growth and federal revenue sharing could very well allow the state to avoid a tax increase. K Today, however, Knowles, also a Republican, said definitely there is absolutely no prospect at all of federal revenue sharing passing this ses sion. Knowles noted that the revenue sharing plan is stalled in were"assuredi,the ConSres? ?nd has not even been presented in a public hearing. Congress would have to pass the Nixon-sponsored plan to help the states fiscal problems, The governor, speaking dur-I Continued on Page 4, Col. 5; D.C. Committees Hidden Campaign Groups Raise Money for Senators By JAMES R. POLK i and congressmen have D. C. committees set up here to . . .raise campaign funds, particu- money have been given larl rom obbies. senators through hidden Names of the hidden commit.- tees came to light in a study of the detailed list of donations that other political groups, such as those for labor organizations or industry lobbies, must file with Congress. The records show groups representing restaurants, coal, cable TV, steelworkers, Teamsters, shipping and saving associations are among the contributors to D. C. committees. Even the Republican and Democratic national campaign chests have funneled large chunks of money to their candidates through these groups. WASHINGTON UP) - Hundreds!' groups set up in Washington, where a loophole lets the lawmakers keep the contributions secret. Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana and his GOP counterpart, Sen. Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania, head the a list of candidates using the hidden committees to help bankroll their re-election races this year. Labor groups are making WEATHER Partly cloudy and Dial 253.1611 2 Suspects Named in Warrants MONTREAL tfi A massive hunt for the t e r r o r i s t s who killed Pierre Laporte gave Montreal today the appearance of a city at war. The search went on for the terrorists other kidnap victim, James R. Cross. Army and police helicopters flew constantly over the city, while Local and Royal Canadian Mounted Police spot-checked cars on the busy streets. Roadblocks and checkpoints were set up on bridges and routes leading out of Montreal, which has 1.2 million people and is Canadas largest city. Security checks were increased at the U.S. border, particularly in New York, Vermont and New Hampshire. The Canadian army, the Mounted Police and Quebecs own provincial police expanded their operations under the War Measures Act imposed by Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau last Friday. , Trudeau himself pledged that the law forces will find these vicious men and bring them to justice in the calm and dispassionate atmosphere of Ca nadian courts. He predicted , more terrorist violence but declared tire government will not back down. The prime minister, himself a Quebec native, flew to Montreal Sunday nilit to pay his respects to the family of Laporte, Quebecs labor minister, and to confer with officials. He then flew back to Ottawa, the federal capital. Warrants were issued for the , arrest of Marc Carbonneau, 37, a taxi driver, and Paul Rose, 27, a teacher, on charges of taking part in the kidnaping of Laporte Oct. 10 and Britains trade commissioner, Cross, two weeks ago today. Laporte was shot in the head Saturday and his body found early Sunday. A letter in Cross handwriting that reached authorities Sunday night said he was alive but in danger of execution at the hands of the Quebec Liberation Front-FLQ. Police raided a frame bunga-i Continued on Page 4, Col. I) Abound As a result, dozens of senators Sen. Winston L. Prouty, (R-Vt.), locked in a tough battle this fall, has at least four D. C. committees set up to get money from the GOP. His Democratic foe, former Gov. Philip H. Hoff, has at least two committees here, also. Among others using the de warmer tonight. Low MADISON, WIS., Monday, Oet. 19, 1970 Paul Rose Decision Due This Term High Court Agrees To Hear Test of Gun Control Law WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Supreme Court agreed today to rule this term on the constitutionality of the federal gun control law. It accepted for review and eventual decision a lower court case from California which held that the controversial 1968 law was unconstitutional because its registration provisions s u b-jected a person to possible selfincrimination. The government appealed the U.S. District Court decision, arguing it would render ineffective federal control over a variety of dangerous weapons. The controversial law enacted in 1968 requires registration of the sale or transfer of firearms other than hunting and sporting guns with the Treasury Department., In other actions before hearing opening arguments on the new law extending the vote to 18-year-olds, the court: Agreed to hear an appeal of Vincent F. McGee Jr., a divinity student who claimed he was illegally classified 1A and convicted of draft evasion after he mailed his partially burned draft card in 1967 to President Lyndon B. Johnson. Accepted for review the conviction of a New York art vice arc: Sens. Joseph M. Montoya (D-N. M.); Frank E. Moss D-Utah); William Proxmore (D-Wis.) ; Ralph T. Smith (R-II1.); Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) and former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, running for the Senate from Minnesota. Many of the D .C. committees have raised as much as $50,000 or more. But few are willing to tell. Its a confidential matter, said the local treasurer for Scotts group. Im not going to discuss it, said a Washington business consultant who is involved with D.C. Friends for Montoya. However, interviews and re- ports of various political groups traced at least $386,761 as being channeled into various Senate candidates D.C. committees. The true total may be many times that amount. Because of the lack of reporting requirements, some D.C. committees could stay hidden forever. And, as one Senate aide said, I gather that every senator i Continued on Page 4, Cot. 1 40. Partly sunny and Marc Carbonneau dealer accused of dishonoring the American flag by a window display which converted the flag into a sex symbol. Refused to decide whether the United States violated the U.S.-Ireland treaty of friendship by taxing Irish and Scotch whiskeys at a higher rate than similar domestic products. Turned down a challenge to the authority of the Federal Trade Commission to prohibit future acquisitions of companies by a firm in the same line of business. Congress approved the regis-tration requirement in 1968 after a long and stormy debate. Proponents argued that strict gun laws were a major deterrent to crime while the gun lobby insisted that the Constitution guarantees the right to bear arms. The government appealed a U.S. District Court ruling in Los Angeles that dismissed an indictment against Donald Freed and Shirley Jean Sutherland on charges of violating the firearms law by conspiring to possess and transfer unregistered hand grenades. In the ruling last March 10, Judge Warren J. Ferguson said the law was unconstitutional be-cause its regulations would compel the accused to furnish t h e government information that would incriminate them under California laws. The state laws make mere possession and conspiracy to possess destructive devices a fe-jlony whether or not they are federally registered. The government argued that the 1968 law was passed to eliminate a fault in the original 1938 National Firearms Act, which made it possible to comply only at the risk of implicating oneself under another state or federal law. Under the new law, the person who possesses the firearm does not register it. It is registered to him by someone else. Whrrc to Find It Govt. Worker Page 6 Markets Page 20 Obituaries Page 18 Society Page 15 Sports Pages 21-26 Weather Table Page 2 Women's Features . Page 14 THE GREEN mild Tuesday. High FINAL rn m m In Exchange U. S. Paying For Ethiopian Army By MURREY MARDER (Washington Post-Capital Times Service) WASHINGTON - Senate investigators made public Sunday a confidential U.S. agreement in 1960 to equip and train a 40,000-man Ethiopian army in exchange for expanding a major American communications base. The spiraling consequences of that and other U.S. accords with Ethiopia were explored by the Senate foreign relations subcommittee on U.S. commitments abroad. The inquiry produced another heavily-censored transcript in this series of probes. In making the 1960 agreement, the United States, in effect, outbid the Soviet Union to continue as Ethiopias major arms supplier. The decision to build up the Ethiopian army to 40,000, largely justified to meet a Somali threat," came when new-ly-independent Somalia had only 2,000 men under arms. Somalia also sought U.S. arms but was kept dangling. Then in 1963 the Soviet Union became its militay supplier. With American weapons and ammunition, Ethiopia is fighting insurgents of the Arab-supported Eritrean Liberation Front in Ethiopian-annexed Eritrea. In the south, Ethiopia is holding down insurgents in the Ogaden region, which Somalia claims. It is basic American policy U.S. officials told the subcommittee, to do our best ... to not interfere in the internal affairs of Ethiopia, and they minimized the insurgency threat. But to the enemies of 78-year-old E m p e r o r Haile Selassie, who holds his kingdom together by tight personal rule, the U.S distinction on non-involvement may be a fine one. The main U. S. prize in Ethiopia is Kagnew Station, acquired as a global communications facility in 1953, where there are 3,200 Americans, including dependents. Kagnew is a primary relay station for the U.S. Armys strategic communications system, a major American naval communications center, an earth ter- Packer entourage behind the minal for U.S. satellite systems! scenes, that Nixons visit at the'j:"!! and a diplomatic communica-i Starr tribute would lesson the ' tions relay point. It is situated! pre-game concentration of the Juan Collins Writes Ski Scoop4 Shi Ncivs Column Starts Thursday in Sports Section With snow fun just around the corner, its almost time to slide into those stretch pants, slip into a pair of skis and join the crowd on the slopes! Starting Thursday, The Capital Times will keep skiers posted on ski happcnvgs both on and off the slopes in the weekly column Ski Scoop. Joan Collins, who begins her fourth year as Ski Scoop columnist, will kick off the season with a comprehensive report on what's available for fans who like to ski in groups, including information on the Blizzards the newest club on tha Madison snow scene. An enthusiastic skier, Mrs. Collins has written extensively about the sport for newspapers and magazines. Her public relations firm represents several Midwest resorts. Anyone with ski news report 65. for Base in Asmara, capital of Eritrea. Essentially to retain Kagncw, and the Emperors cooperation in world affairs, the testimony showed, the United States has provided Ethiopia with $147 million in military assistance since 1953. This represents nearly one-half of total U.S. military assistance to all African nations in that period. Ethiopia is receiving $12 million this year in military, and, two-thirds of the American arms aid share for all Africa. Subcommittee Chairman Stuart Symington (D-Mo.) said: Although State and Defense Hyiicd-Up th Hams Gabriel Says Nixon Lost It for Pack Roman Gabriel, star quarter- - back for the Los Angeles Rams, said Sunday that President Nixons visit to Green Bay to honor Bart Starr, veteran Packer quarterback, cost the Packers the game with the Rams. Gabriel was quoted in the Chicago Tribune today as stating: I know myself I dont think I would have wanted to be honored on the Saturday night before a game. I think coming in here and hearing about thing hypoed us. it was the first time, in the We had more emotion thisjhistory of American football, whole week than any time since that a testimonial was held for we came to camp. The loss to a star player on the eve of a San Francisco last week woke! football game. us up and this affair for Bart1 helped more. j The Packers lost to the Rams,,(j( )1(II)LT (jCb 31 to 21, after a last-minute in- 'Lmlorscniciil Of Liiul&iv NEW YORK Mayor John V. Lindsay today endorsed Democrats Arthur J. Goldberg for governor and Basil Paterson for lieutenant governor because they have expressed the terception of a Starr pass. Gabriel himself shook off injuries in the second half to lead his team to victory. President Nixon made a nonpolitical, visit to Green Bay Saturday night to help honor Starr, but turned the entire proceeding into a plug for the candidacies of several Republican office seekers. . . strongest commitment to urban There was considerable grunt- problems bling before the event by many) Dlt the mavor told a news r fan.S.and somc ,f the; conference. lam a Republican and I intend to remain a Rcpub- may send information to Mrs.! Collins at 6104 East Gate Rd. or! may phone 222-8369. In a d d i t i o n to Ski Scoop, which will appear every Thursday in the sports section until the snow melts, the Capital Times will feature up-to-date ski conditions every Thursday, as soon as Wisconsin and Upper Michigan slopes open for the season. 10' 12 PACES POUR SECTIONS m yj Zs Department officials maintained during our hearings that the American people were aware of our commitments and presence in Ethiopia, it would appear the facts contained in todays transcript come as much of a surprise to most citizens as they were to me. Sen. J. William Fulbright (D-Ark.), who has reiterated that he was hornswogglcd by former President Johnson on Vietnam, said the little-noticed U.S. involvement in Ethiopia too is a reflection upon Congress and the sloppy way we have done business . . . with the State Department and the President. Lindsay has long been embroiled with Republican Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, who is I seeking re-election, over state laid to the city. j He said the Goldberg Pater-j son team "offer the best chance , to end our annual role as a beg-j gar for survival in Albany the state capital. Lindsay, elected as a Republican in 1965. lost that partys primary and won re-election on the Liberal and Independent lines. Both Goldberg and Paterson, first Negro to seek statewide office. arc running on the Liberal as well as Democratic tickets. Goldberg endorsed Lindsay in 1969 while Rockefeller supported the regular Republican candidate, State Sen. John J. Marchi. The dominant forces in Albany have been anchored to the past, the mayor said as persons at the news conference applauded and cheered. They have resisted change every step of the way. Now they must yield to new leadership more responsive to local governments. Lindsay denounced what he called a national swing to the right, said New York State must (Continued on Page 4, Col. 3 1 V 4

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