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Speck Trial Sidelined By Nsws Controversy By F. RICHARD CICCONE |law, when four jurors are as- PEimiA, III., (AP) - Rich-'cepled by both sides, that panel srd Speck waited today in the; of Four can be sworn in. security cell of the Peoria Goun-| Jud g e Herbert C. Paschen re- ty courthouse while the pre- iCeiv ed a summons orderin« siding judge of his murder trial! him to answer by Tuesday * deliberated a reply to a suit su jt fjied by the Chicago Trio- challenging restrictions of news coverage. Speck, sole occupant of Kie basement cell block, completed the first week of his trial Friday, silently watching the unsuccessful attempts to impanel a jury. The state and the defense questioned 124 prospective jurors during the first week of the trial and at Friday's adjournment had disqualified all but three—two men and a woman. Several times during the week tour jurors were accepted by ene side, only to be challenged by the opposition. Under state COLLEGE (Continued from Page One) superintendent. "Classes would begin In the fall of 1968 and in about two years we should start construction of a permanent plant," Dr. Scott said. The permanent structure would cost a maximum $2.5 million and a bond issue financed over 25 years could be retired with a 12.5 per cent tax levy, according to Hutchison. That would mean that probably by 1970 residents of the junior college district weuld be assessed a 42.5 cent tax levjj, he said. Arkansas students would be able to attend the college but they would be required to pay not only an anticipated $125 student maintenance fee, but would also have to pay a $240 out-of- itate tuition. (The $240 is the amount of state aid Missouri pays for each student completing 24 semester hours). From its outset, according to Davis, the college would be fully accredited and will be aimed not only at baccalaureate students but also at vocational students. "We probably will have to begin offering courses for baccalaureate students (those who will continue their education in another college) but within a few years we will offer vocational courses," Hutchison said. If the college opens its doors with 600 students, about 30 instructors will be required, according to Davis. Mineral Area junior college at Flat River, from $7,200 to $7,300 per year he said. * * * Since the meeting was a question and answer session between the press and the.steer- ing committee no particular theme was followed. Here are some of the questions and answers. Q. Recently the Caruthersville ichool board announced they would seek a 50 cent school tax levy increase April 4. Do any other school boards anticipate tax increases and is this seen as a move to defeat the junior college vote April 4? A. At least seven of the 19 affected school boards have announced they will 'not seek increases but, "We think an increase is an indication of interest in education and that it will improve the chances of j the junior college being ap- ," according une witti the Illinois Supreme Court opposing the judge's restrictions on news coverage. Judge Paschen told newsmen the legal controversy over hi* pretrial guidelines on news coverage was becoming of more importance than the trial itself. He said he would study the suit over the weekend at his home in Winnetka, a Chicago suburb. Speck, 25, accused of the July 14 murder of eight student nurses in Chicago, will spend the weekend in his cell, smoking, reading western stories and walking in the corridor. Two men are assigned to guard him around the clock. «yttevtn« (Art,) Courier News _ fsturday, February 35, 1987 - Pas« Sev« AGRICO DISTRIBUTORS MEET - Distributors of anhydrous ammonia manufactured in Blytheville by the Agrico Manufacturing Company, a division of Continental Oil, met yesterday noon for a brief sales training session conducted by company supervisors. Approximatley 108 distributors from foUr states attended the meeting at the Holiday Inn. (Courier News Photo) Demo Slaps at Romney By WALTER R. MEARS WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John J. Sparkman of Alabama has fired an opening Derrw- cratic shot at the budding presidential campaign of Michigan's Republican Gov. George Romney. Sparkman, second-ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, accused Remney Friday of Irresponsible, politically inspired crit- cism of President Johnson's policy hi Vietnam. "It disturbs me to see anyone jeepardize his country's welfare by fomenting unrest and uneasi- nes just to further his Own political ambition," Sparkman said. "Chief among this category of critics is the governor of Michigan, an apparent candidate for the Republican nomination for the presidency." Romney, in Detroit, could'not be reached Immediately for comment. "So ambitious is he in his quest for this goal that, even at the expense of his country' welfare, he has made a series of rather porly researched statements on foreign affairs," Sparkman said. He quoted Romney as saying the United Slates made a "stumbling, one-man decision for military escalation in South Vietnam." Sparkman said "only a person totally ignorant of current events would state that the President stands a|0ne on this country's commitment in Vietnam." Sparkman added: "This man, who once called President Eisenhower a fuzzy thinker, has become the epitome of confusion, frustration and inconsistency when he speaks of for- GARRISON 'Death Only Escape' For JFK's Killers NEW ORLEANS, La., (AP) — |the exaggerated style ha has Dist. Atty. Jim Garrison says adopted in daily exchanges with death is the only escape for those he beh'eves plotted to assassinate President John F. Kennedy. "The only way they are going newsmen, "It might be 30 years." The investigation was made public when a New Orleans newspaper obtained from to get away from us," Garrison'public records — a list of said Friday, "is to kill i agents, trips they made, and the Shemslves." Garrison's statement to news-, men apparently was a reference to the death of David W. Feme, j a man Garrison tagged as aj irime witness In his controver-l sial probe. The district attorney seemed undaunted by evidence reported >y the coroner, Dr. Nicholas Chetta, who said the chemical analysis of Ferrie's body showed "no evidence whatsoever of suicide or murder." Moreover, Garrison claimed lis staff solved the assassination case weeks ago. "I wouldn't say this if we didn't have evidence beyond the shadow of a doubt," he added. i"We know the key individuals, luveu, auuuiuuiK tu i^i. uv-vn,. ,. . , , j , n Q. Will certain standards, the cities ^involved and how it • money spent in seeking clues. VIET NAM (Continued rrom Page One) aver the south by force, they said, the issue looks a if it must be resolved by fighting. Senate debate over ohnson's plea for another $4.5 billion in club. eign affairs. This is epecially true of his statement on Vietnam." Arkansas News Briefs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller signed Into law Friday 14 bills including one that provides for an extra hour of voting time. The bill extends the poll-closing time from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 ESCAPE (Continued from Page One) but had taken no drugs. In Baltimore, Md., Friday night, a truck driver, James Johnson, 39, reported to police he had picked up a hitchhiker between York, Pa., and Harrisburg, Pa., on Route 83, and let him off in Baltimore. Johnson said the man looked like a picture of DeSalvo which he saw in a newspaper when he got home. In Pittsburgh, Pa., police checked reports that DeSalvo had been spotted in the city's Banksville section early today. Police said a search was made without results. DeSalvo never has been Indicted in the deaths of 13 Greater Boston women between June 1962, and January 1964, which were ascribed to the Boston p.m. The governor allowed an- strangler but has sald „ num . other bill to become law with out his signature. That one would allow a justice of the peace to issue warrants in absence of a municipal judge or city clerk. LITTLE ROCK (AP) _ Pregi dent Lyndon Johnson Friday appointed Gov. Winthrop Rock- The assault cnar g es her of times he committed the crimes. He was sentenced to life imprisonment last month after a trial in Cambridge on charges of rape and indecent assaults on four women in suburban Boston homes in 1964 ' not efeller to the National Civil Defense Advisory Council. The appointment was announced at a conference on federal-state relations here by Farris Bryant, director of the federal Offices of Emergency Planning. WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. J. William Fulbright, D-Art., announced Friday that the office of Economic Opportunity has approved $118,587 to be shared by Arkansas, Minnesota, New Jersey and Oklahoma for the Project Green Thumb highway beautification program. NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) —A raid on the Diamond Club here Friday night by the North Little Rock Police .Department apparently failed to turn up anything that indicated that gambling was being done at ttie such as entrance tests, be required for enrollment? A. Students must be high school graduates to qualify for state aid but, "This will have ts be an open door institution. was done." That was the first time the word "solved" had been used by Garrison. supplemental funds for military hardware for the war produced conflicting proposals over how to end the conflict. Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D- Wash., defended most of the administration's policy and called for increased bombing of the north to "encourage the Russians to pressure Hanoi to deescalate militarily and to negotiate." Sen. Vance Hartke, D-Ind., But he said this did not mean called for an end to air attacks arrests were imminent, that he'and use of the funds saved to is oe an open aoor insuiuuun. ~ ••-•- —•••••——' j ; i nrnmnt - „„.,,,„ The student will at least get a merely used a Afferent word to promote peace chance to fall flat on his face," state what he had said earlier: Arrests will be made and convictions obtained. Arrests might be months away, said Garrison, adding in that shortly state aid may jump $400. (The answer supplied by Davis). * * * By 1975 Missouri officials predict 216,000 persons will be at- 100 percent state supported in- j tending Missouri's colleges, a Davis said. Q. Will scholarships be available? A, "The VFW has already offered a $750 scholarship that could be used to assist seven students. And I'm sure that other civic clubs could be interested in offering scholarships," Manning said. Q. Why won't the college by stead of just 50 percent? A. Letting the local people support at least 50 percent of the cost allows for local determination of courses that will be offered and therefore the curriculum could be channeled to meet area needs. Q. Is there any chance state aid per 1 student may increase? A. There is a bill before the Senate (of Missouri) that will allow state aid of up to one-half the cost of educating each student as long as the tatal doei not txceed $800. That meani 150 percent increase, Davis said "Missouri ranks 49th of 50 states devoting funds to higher education. There was a time when we used to talk about states like Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee laging in education. But they're moving ahead," Davs said. "If . (the Bootheel) doesn't take advantage of its assessed valuation, part of the present district might be lost to another junior college district and you will be trapped in the Boot- heel." Hanoi radio charged that Friday's shelling of its territory by long-range U.S. artillery based' in South Vietnam "is another flagrant act of war escalation of the U.S. aggressors against North Vietnam." i In Washington, U.S. officials They saw no political difference between shooting north with artillery and hitting the same terrain from the air or sea. The Fine Will Be the Some SEATTLE, Wsh. (AP) Seattle motorists long have complained they can't read rainsoaked citations they sometimes find on their windshields. The police department announced today It Is going to protect overtime parking tickets by putting them into waterproof envelopes, similar to sandwich No arrests were made in the raid, which was apparently prompted by a recent story in a L'ttle Rock newspaper which said there was gambling equipment in the club, and by Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller's recent remarks concerning gambling in the state. Minuteman Makes It 17 in a Row OBITUARY Mrs. Porris Mrs. Jettie Mahan Parris died Thursday at her home in Memphis, She was 80 and had visited here for the past 30 years. She was the sister of the late Hollis Mahan and was a Baptist. She leaves a son, Clyde Parris of Memphis; Four sisters, Mrs. Littie Moore and Mrs. Opel Hale, both of Baton Rouge, La., Mrs. Nettie Day of Peoria, 111.;; Mrs. Ida Dillard of Poccopla, Miss.; Three brothers, Evan Mahan of Myrtle, Miss., Jess Mahan of Water Valley, Miss., and Adolph Hancock of Parma, Mo. And three grandchildren. Burial will be at 2 p.m. this afternoon at Oaklawn Cemetery in Memphis. Mrs. Bertie Payns Service* for Mrs. Settle Payne, 81, will be conducted tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Home Funeral Home «hapel, Herb Wight officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. She leaves one daughter, Levada James, Blytheville. connected with the stranglings. The Boston Record-American and Sunday Advertiser offered a $5,000 reward for information that would lead to the capture of DeSalvo "dead or alive." F. Lee Bailey, attorney who represented DeSalvo in his trial in January, followed with an offer of a $10,000 reward for DeSalvo "alive." He said he feared some "trigger happy citizen" would shoot DeSalvo to collect a reward and pledged to "personally prosecute" the person responsible if DeSalvo is killed. The three inmates escaped down the shaft of an elevator under construction and scaled j walls using metal staging vl ^ £."£ ' was endorged by First Large Contact Made with Enemy By nOBEHT TUCKMAN ! miles north of Tay Mini! City „.,„_.. ,..,, ..„ . , and not far from where the U.S. SAIGON, (AP) U.S. mfan- in , an i c|as||c(1 M wju , trymen flushed a company °' the Vie' Cone comnanv Viet Cong in War Zone C today ^^ «" fighting for the first sizeable con ac| WM ^ ]]H an(j dic with the enemy since the start through ' out Sou i (l Vietnam. U.S. of Operation Junction City, big. M rf 0 „ jn the ^ gesl offensive of the war ern ^ Hslcd 31 Vi' ,r, « y ^•T^Wned in scattered skirmishes reported that the Viet Cong and South Vietnamese troops force estimated at 115 men. led kim ^ more in th , eo melted into the jungle soon after they were hit by a battalion of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division. He said American casualties were light in the encounter. Enemy losses were not known. The pace appeared to be gathering momentum in the massive drive as the tank-led U.S. troopers tightened their horseshoe- shaped vise. The U.S. force reported killing 30 more Communists in the last 24 hours to raise the total since they launched the operation to 49. The brisk firefight with the Viet Cong company took place 20 miles northeast of Tay Ninh City, a U.S. spokesman reported. * * * As soon as the Infantrymen ran into Communist fire, he said, they called in supporting air strikes and artillery barrages and within a short time the enemy broke off the fight. In addition to picking off snipers in a series of. patrol skirmishes, American troops have begun uncovering arms caches, base camps and enemy documents. U.S. headquarters reported that numerous enemy documents were found by 1st Division units, raising hopes of another valuable intelligence haul such as was collected in the recent Operation Cedar Falls in the Iron Triangle. The enemy base camp, which included mess halls, sleeping huts and shelters, was found 20 Today In History Spanish Ruling On Religious Freedom Nears MADRID (AP) Spain's 30,000 Protestants, Jews and other minorities will be given rights equal to Roman Catholics to practice their faiths under a long-awaited draft law which came on step closer to final ap- frames from the construction site as ladders. Daily Record Weather Yesterday's high—SO Overnight low—11 Precipitation previous 24 hours (to 7 a.m. today)—none Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—3.09 Sunset today—5:52 Sunrise tomorrow—6:35 This Date A Year Ago Yesterday's high—afl Overnight low—29 Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—10.93 Deaths NEW YORK (AP) - Otto D. Tolisehus, 76, whose coverage CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP)'for the New York Times of the - The Minuteman 2 missile has! rise of Germany's Third Reich Gen. Francisco Franco's National Cabinet Friday night, but must be passed by the Cortes |and the Special Commission on | Organic Laws before it is put ;into effect. Passage is expected by fall. The measure would grant no Catholic church groups equality before fhe law with the state's official religion, Roman Catholicism, and permit them to practice religious rites, establish schools and churches and publish church documents. It also would allow any Spaniard to hold p ublic office, except that of chief of state. Current law requires that officeholders be Roman Catholics. logged its 17th straight launching success, hurling a warhead to a target 5,000 miles away in the South Atlantic. The Air Force announced the missile achieved its objectives Friday night after darting out of an underground launching silo. It was the third test here for Minuteman's new Mark 12 warhead, which is designed to elude]retirement in 1964. earned him a Pulitzer Prize, died Friday. Tolisehus, traveling with the German army in the invasion of Poland, witnessed the fall of Warsaw in 1939. Ousted from Germany in 1940, he returned to Hie United States as an editorial writer for the Times and was on the paper's editorial board until his enemy countermeasures as it dives toward a target at a faster speed than earlier warheads. Drunk Steals Officers Car WARREN, Mich., (AP) Police Chief Maurice D. Follz of Sterling Township arrived for work Friday — but his unmarked police car had been stolen from the department's park- Ing lot. Later, a telephone caller told police: "I got a little drunk last night and decided to steal a iar." He told where he had left tt NEW YORK (AP)-Albert L. Alexander, 61, known as "Mr. Alexander" to radio audiences of the 1930s and 1940s, died Thursday after a brief Illness. Alexander produced and moderated such radio programs as "The Court of Human Relations" and "A.L, Alexander's Board of MeditatiM" for more than 25 yean. And there was Foltz'» car. Asked for comment, the chief said: "I can think •( one, but It's unprintnblt." CHINESE (Continued from Page One) 1958, but there have been frequent warnings against Liu's strategy of offering higher wages and more attractive working conditions. Called "economism," this weapon appears to have been effective both in the country and city. When Mao and Marshal Chu Teh created the Red army in the 1930s, it became self-sufficient by growing Its own food. Over the years, Map has insisted it should be a working and fighting force, Putting the army into the fields could be a gamble for Mao, since he is risking the possibility that the army — largely made up of peasant soldiers — will catch the "anti-party, anti- socialist" infection from followers of President Liu In the com munes. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Saturday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 1967. There are 309 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1913, the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was declared in force, empowering Congress to levy and to collect income taxes. On this date In 1836, the Colt revolver, the first practical revolver, was granted a U.S. patent. In 1862, the first legal-tender, paper-money act was signed. In 1873, opera singer Enrico Caruso was born. In 1917, Germany committed its first deliberate act of war against the United States when a German warship sank, without warning, (tie vessel Laconia and two American women were drowned. In 1927, Congress passed a law granting U.S. citizenship to inhabitants of the Virgin Islands. Ten years ago — Actor Edward G. Robinson sold for some ?3 million his world-famous art collection, described as one of the finest private collections in America. Five years ago — Reliable sources in Washington said the United States would continue to offer all necessary aid to South Vietnam as long as Communist guerrilla operations against the Saigon government continued. One year ago — Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara reported new successes by U.S. forces on the battlefields of South Vietnam. Alarm Expert Has No Alarm LOS ANGELES (AP) Raymond Farber, an expert on bur- |glar alarms, had embarrassing news to report at today's closing session of a security conference. While he was discussing the latest advances in electronic devices for burglar detection, someone climbed through a bedroom window at his home and stole $84. Farbcr, publisher of Security World, a trade journal, said his home is not equipped with a burglar alarm. Remember Pa? Your Paper Boy ugagemenls. WJCHO <—,« . / \J If) " Sunday afternoon 1:00 PLAY OF THE WEEK The Night of the Auk. Arch Oboler's terrifying story of a rocket ship, returned from the moon and its passengers reacting differently to the return to earth. Stars Sheppard Strudwick, Warner Anderson, William Shatner and James MaeArthur. 3:00 THE FRENCH CHEF Le Marquis au Chocolat. A butter sponge cake, which reaches tasty perfection through one little secret-melting the chocolate carefully. Julia Child shows you how. 3:30 N.E.T. PLAYHOUSE The Comedy of Errors. The Royal Shakespeare Company performs the Bard's masterpiece of mistaken identity This famous theater has toured the U. S., Canada and Eastern Europe. 5:00 TAX TALK Filing the Return. CPA Roy Gillia details the steps in completing your Income Tax Form and prepares it for mailing. Presented in cooperation with the local chapter, National Association of Accountants. 5:30KOLTANOWSKI ON CHESS Dark Victory. George Kolla- nowski receives an award for his blindfold chess prowess in Scotland, 1937. He won 24 and drew 10 of 34 competitions, simultaneously, and never saw the score sheets. * * * Monday afternoon Z:45 SOCIAL SECURITY IN ACTION Discussion. Federal benefits and the elder citizen. 3:00 WONDERFUL WORLD OF BROTHER BUZZ Hotel for Fish. A tour through San Francisco's Steinhardt Aquarium. 3:30 THE BIG PICTURE Weekly Report. The U. S. Army in action around the world. 4:00 WHAT'S NEW The Brave Boys. A safari ia Kenya and Tanzania, Africa. 4:30 THE WORLD OUTDOORS Secrets of Seed Growth. Tennessee Charlie is host. 4:45 PARLONS FRANCAIS Conversational French. Second - year study the easy, casual way. 5:00 GREAT DECISIONS Vietnam: What Price Peace? Third of eight programs on world problems. China Harps 'Fix' On India's Election TOKYO (AP) - Comunist China accused the United States and the Soviet Union today of intervening in India's general elections. Peking's official New China News Agency sad the elections under "the dictatorship of the big landlords and big bourgeoisie are merely a trick of the bourgeoisie to deceive the people ... and can in no way reflect the will of the Indian people." NCNA said the elections showed "the Congress party the instrumentality for the rule of Indian big landlords and capitalists who have sold themselves out to U.S. imperialism, is extremely unpopular and the surging tide of the Indian people's struggle against tyranny is irresistible." iiiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuniiniiiiniinue services By ob b FUNERAL HOME DIGNITY MRS. BERTHA MAUERIS PARSONS, 10 a.m. Monday, Car- Ion Baptist Church, Eooncvllle, Ark,

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