The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on October 21, 1971 · Page 19
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The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 19

Provo, Utah
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Thursday, October 21, 1971
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Page 22-THE.HERALD, Provo, Utah Tliursday,October21,1971 Memphis Hit By Race Riot MEMPHIS, Tenn. (UPt)- Hundreds of black youths kept police and firemen scurrying Wednesday night with fire- bombings, vandalism and almost 300 false alarms in the city made tense by accusations of police brutality in the death of a negro teen-ager. Three persons, including a policeman, were injured by bricks. Two firemen were cut by flying glass when a rock smashed the windshield of their truck. Other firemen reported being fired on by snipers. Police Inspector John Barger said 41 persons, mostly young blacks, were arrested, largely on charges of vandalism and assault and a few for attempted arson. "There was only one person shot and we don't think that shooting had anything to do with the racial stuff," he said. Arthur Blackwell, 37, black owner of the Playboy Loiinge, was wounded in the arm in an alley behind the club. The violence broke out following the burial of Elton Hayes, 17, who died Friday from head injuries. Police first reported that Hayes was injured fatally in the crash of a pickup truck, fleeing police patrol cars. But an autopsy listed death from "a blow or blows on the head that crushed the skull." State Attorney General Phil Canale launched an investigation and Police Chief Henry Lux "relieved" 23 policemen from duty during the investigation into Hayes" death. High Floods FCC Denies Charges in Texas Concerning Agnew Drown Six LBJ Memoirs Tell Of Wallace Request in '65 WASHINGTON (UPI) -Former President Lyndon B. Johnson says the "critical turning point" in the Negroes' struggle for voting rights came in 1965 when Gov. George C. Wallace of Alabama asked for federal troops to protect Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s marchers. Johnson said Wallace flew to Washington from Montgomery, Ala., to ask the President to federalize the Alabama National Guard because the state did not have the funds to pay for protection of the marchers from Selma-to-Montgomery. "The meeting with Wallace proved to be the critical turning point in the voting rights struggle." Johnson wrote in his forthcoming book "The Vantage Point: Perspectives of the Presidency 1963-1969." Excerpts Crackdown Ordered on X X' Movies SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) Vowing a legal battle all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if need be, city commissioners Wednesday ordered a crackdown on "hard core pornographic movies" being shown here. The commission was spurred into action by a letter from Salt Lake City lawyer Del B. Rowe. Rowe said in his letter that some theaters were displaying street - side posters depicting scenes included in the films. He further claimed that one theater displayed advertising with a photo depicting a nude man and women having sexual intercourse. "What are you going to do about this growing depravity in our city?" Rowe asked. Public Safety Commissioner James Barker Jr., answered Rowe's question with: "We either control the situation now, or we're going to have a city-wide problem." He said commissioners were unified on the subject, and would ask police to begin regular checks of theaters for violations of existing laws. "We're going to make a concerted effort to eliminate hardcore pornographic movies," he said. "We are going to obtain evidence where possible and attempt to prosecute on some of these movies." He said if a federal judge rules against the city's actions, then "we'll take the case into the Circuit Court of Appeals, and if it doesn't uphold us, we'll go to the U.S. Supreme Court." were published today in the Washington Post. Troops Went In "So the troops went in after all. They went in by order of the President, because the governor said Alabama couldn't afford them financially. But they were not intruders forcing their way in; they were citizens of Alabama. That made all the difference in the world." Joohnson said the most disturbing thing about the April, 1968 riots "was the fact that so many of us almost instinctively expected them to happen as soon as the news of Dr. King's death was made known. Were we becoming conditioned to the violence? That prospect disturbed me far more than the initial shock of Watts or Detroit." Johnson revealed that he first became sensitive to discrimination against Negroes when he was a U.S. Senator from Texas. He asked his chauffeur, Gene Williams, to take the family beagle along on the drive from Washington to the ranch. Three-Day Trip (The Johnsons would fly while Williams, his wife Helen, who was the family maid, and the cook, Zephyr Wright, would make the three-day trip with the car.) Johnson explained that Williams was reluctant to take the beagle: "Well, Senator, it's tough enough to get all the way from Washington to Texas. We drive for hours and hours. We get hungry. But there's no place on the road we can stop and go in and eat. We drive some more. It gets pretty .hot. We want to wash up. But the only bathroom we're allowed in is usually miles off the main highway. "We keep going 'til night comes—'til we get so tired we can't stay awake any more. We're ready to pull in. But it takes us another hour or so to find a place to sleep. You see, what I'm saying is that a colored man's got enough trouble getting across the south on his own, without having a dog along." In excerpts printed Wednesday by The New York Times, Johnson wrote that he reached the conclusion in mid-1965 that a U.S. retreat from responsibilities in Southeast Asia would open the way to World War III. Wauted 200,000 Troops Johnson said the National Leadership Committee chaired by Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu, which came to power in 1965 in South Vietnam, was asking for commitment of 200,000 American fighting men. There was hot debate at the White House, with Under Secretary of State George Ball urging a total withdrawal. DALLAS (UPI) - Ten-foot- high floods caused by monsoon- like rains the past four days have left six persons drowned in Texas, which only last summer suffered through one of the worst droughts of the century. The storms whipped the state with 12-inch rains and at least three tornadoes before subsiding Wednesday. Damage was estimated in the millions of dollars. Silent *. Screen Star Dies PASADENA, Calif. (UPI)Betty Bronson, the silent screen's "Peter Pan" in 1924 whose acting career spanned nearly five decades, died Tuesday after a brief illness at Huntington Memorial Hospital. Private graveside services were scheduled today for Miss Bronson, 64, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif. Miss Bronson made her acting debut as a child in "Anna Ascenda" in New York in 1922 and came to Hollywood as a teen-ager. She was personally selected by Sir James M. Barrie to portray his "Peter Pan," bypassing such established stars as Mary Pickford and Lillian Gish. The role resulted in a Paramount contract and appearances in a score of films including "Are Parents People?" WASHINGTON (UPI) Chairman Dean Burch said Wednesday he was "disgusted" with CBS President Frank Stanton for suggesting that the Federal Communications Commission does Vice President Spiro T. Agnew's "dirty work." The head of the FCC told a Senate hearing into freedom of the press that Stanton "has promulgated a conspiracy theory" ever since Agnew first attacked broadcasting networks in November, 1969." "It has become a folklore which is highly prized by broadcasters," Burch said, "and it goes like this: The vice president says something and the FCC will move in and do the dirty work by taking away licenses or whatever. "The only thing wrong with the theory is that it is false," Burch said. "And Dr. Stanton knows it is false. He can cite no evidence that coincides with that particular theory ... I really am a bit disgusted that Dr. Stanton keeps bringing up this conspiracy theory because it simply will not wash." Stanton, whose network was Deer Shipped To Yugoslavia WASHINGTON (UPI) -The Agriculture Department and the state of Maryland have shipped two young white-tailed does to Yugoslavia as part of a move to develop deer herds on public lands in that nation. The does will join two white- tailed bucks and two other does shipped to Yugoslavia last year by the federal government and the commonwealth of Virginia. involved in a long dispute with the House Commerce Committee over the CBS documentary, "The Selling of the Pentagon," preceded Burch by two weeks at the hearings by the subcommittee on constitutional rights. At that time, he expressed concern that "the dark shadow of surveillance" by the government inhibited broadcasters' right to free speech. He said the future of American democracy is threatened by government intimidation of the news media. Burch, as proof that Stanton's fears were exagerrated, said "in the entire history of the FCC only three cases have been decided against networks." But Nicholas Johnson, an FCC commissioner often at odds with Burch, offered what he called "a little refutation of the chairman's suggestion that there was absolutely no conspiracy between Agnew and the FCC." Johnson said the FCC issued its "ill-fated and notorious order" which "was widely interpreted as a ruling that rock music dealing with the subject of drugs should no longer be played on radio stations" after a White House meeting attended by Burch. "Shortly after Agnew discov- THOUSANDS OF NEW YORKERS witnessed gangbusters In living action Wednesday as police shot It out with men who attempted to commit robbery hi an office building on 44th Street in mid-town Manhattan. Dozens of police poured Into the area as thousands of workers hi nearby buildings watched. When It was all over, police had two suspects In custody and another dead hi the Shootout. No policemen were hurt. it's Christmas Want Ads Get Results Mailing Time WASHINGTON (UPI) -The U.S. Postal Service may be new, but it trotted out an old problem today — Christmas mail. The service urged that parcels to distant states be mailed by Dec. 1—Dec. 10 for ui.uiv.j «i.~. 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