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Thursday, March 3, 1966
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APPEALS ON CONFESSIONS Lawyer Asks Supreme Court to Rule Out "Trials in Hie Back Rooms of Police Stations"— All Have Right to Attorney " * : —---------------------------------------------Wants to Remap U. S. MARCH 3, 1966 THE STUDY IS OVER Justices Wifi Announce Decision Later in the Term Washington (AP) — A California lawyer asked the Supreme court yesterday to rule out ‘‘Trials in the back room of police stations/' Secret interrogation can be prevented only by making certain persons suspected qf a crime are provided with lawyers to assist them, said William A. Norris of Los Angeles. Right by Constitution Norris, appointed by the high court to plead the case of a Californian convicted of murder after confessing to seizing the victim’s purse, said all have the constitutional right to counsel under police interrogation. And, he said, this right is not contingent on request. “We cannot penalize the accused who may not know enough to request a lawyer,” Norris said. Norris spoke for Roy Allen Stewart as the Supreme court concluded its study of this and four other cases that touch on the use of confessions in criminal prosecutions. The justices’ derisions will be announced later in the term. Stewart’s conviction and death sentence were reversed by the California Supreme court after the U. S. Supreme court in 1964 threw out a murder conviction of an Illinois man, Danny Escobedo, because police would not grant his request to see a lawyer before confessing. Appealing the Stewart ruling to the high court, the California deputy attorney general, Gordon Ringer, said he had no quarrel with the Escobedo decision but that events in the Stewart case were different. Allow for Questioning Police must be permitted “a certain amount of questioning,” Ringer said, to decide whether to charge a man or not. Norris argued that if a man can’t be tried without a lawyer he shouldn’t be interrogated by police without one when what he says there may be “more important.” Norris said Stewart was questioned by police for 16 hours before he was brought before a magistrate. “They tried him in the back room of the police sta- tSou,” the Los Angeles lawyer said. The newest justice, Abe Fortas, said basic to the whole problem is the relation of the individual to die state “and this goes beyond the administration of justice.” “It’s in the wisdom of the Supreme Court Phoenix, Ariz. (AP)—An Arizona state senator proposes that the U. S. Supreme court— “if it likes reapportionment so much—take a dose of its own medicine. State Sen. Robert Morrow introduced a memorial in the Arizona Legislature which asks Congress to set up nine equal- population districts with a Supreme court justice to be elected from each. Morrow, a Democrat from a rural section of Arizona, opposes the “one-man, one-vote” edict which the high court has handed down for reapportioning State Legislatures. ages that some safeguards are necessary,” Fortas said. Fortas’s remarks may be of special significance. Won the Gideon Case As a court-appointed lawyer Fortas in 1963 won the landmark Gideon case in toe Supreme court, which established toe rule that defendants on trial in state courts for serious crimes have the fundamental right to a lawyer’s help. Then, a year later, toe court extended the right to council to persons in a police station, setting off a national debate on the use of confessions and prompting toe current study. Fortas is in the spotlight because the Escobedo decision was reached by a 5-4 vote and he has succeeded one of toe justices who voted with the majority, Arthur J. Goldberg. The court also heard U. S. Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall say toe government was not obliged by toe Constitution to furnish lawyers to police suspects. “There’s no provision to hire a lawyer,” Marshall said, adding that “you couldn’t staff every precinct with lawyers.” INTO CHANDLER CASE Supreme Court Names Judge to Sit In at Trial Washington (AP)—Chief Justice Earl Warren has designated Judge Richard B. Austin of Chicago to sit in at trial in Oklahoma City of a case in which Judge Stephen S. Chandler, of toe U. S. District court, is a party. Warren Olney III, director of the administrative office of the U. S. courts, said the designation has nothing to do with action of the judicial council of the U. S. Circuit court in Denver last December 13. The council said Chandler at that time was unable or unwilling to handle his work as U. S. District judge in Oklahoma City. Star Want Ads will help solve your problems—Dial BA. 1-5500—Adv. % «ft Girls’ Shift to Denim Denim darlings with chic new sass, in washable blue cotton; for 7-14. (A) Sleeveless bunny with kerchief, red and white smocked yoke trim. (B) Short sleeved Henly style with white buttons and binding trim. Girls’ Shop, 1st Floor Downtown. Also available at all our Stores. $ | Phone GRand 1-7515 THE LATEST BOOST in mail handling at the Kansas City postoffice is this edger-stacker machine which is capable of feeding a facer-canceler machine at the rate of 30,000 pieces of mail an hour. Prior to its installation mail was fed to the canceling machine by hand and required eight to 16 men. With the new system 15 men can operate two identical systems that previously required more than 30 workmen. Roy Shelton, a mail handler group leader, keeps a close watch on the system. More automation is expected soon at the postoffice where 1,280,928,000 pieces of mail were handled in 1965. TO CUT PACKER WASTE Omaha Council to Halt Pollution of River Omaha, Neb. (AP) - The Omaha city council has passed unanimously an ordinance to cut toe flow of packing house and industrial wastes into toe Omaha sewer system and thus into the Missouri river. The effective date set yesterday is December 15, the federal government deadline for an end to Omaha’s pollution of the river. The action was taken in the face of pleas from the packing house industry for a delay. Omaha is the world’s largest livestock market and meat-packing center. NEW ST. REGIS LOOK Sheraton Organization Acquires Old New York Hotel New York (AP)—As some of New York’s finest old hotels fall before the wrecking ball, the St. Regis is planning a return to elegance. 'Die 20-story hotel was built at the corner of Fifth avenue and East 55th street in 1904 by Col. John Jacob Astor, who later went down with the Titanic. It has now been acquired by the Sheraton organization, which is planning to restore the French atmosphere and furnishings. The hotel has been renamed the St. Regis-Sheraton. Ernest Henderson, founder and board chairman of Sheraton, said he would make the St. Regis-Sheraton into “the most elegant” hotel in town. FDA ORDERS CHANGE IN DRUG LABELING Madridtln Is to Be Removed From the Market, Commissioner Says Washington (AP) — Withdrawal of Madricidin from toe market and revised labeling for long-acting sulfonamides made by three manufacturers were ordered yesterday by the Food and Drug administration. Dr. James L. Goddard, commissioner of food and drugs, said in the announcement, “There is a lack of substantial evidence that Madricidin is effective for the conditions for which it is recommended.” On that basis, Goddard said, Hoffman-Laroche, Inc., Nutley, N. J., was requested to withdraw the product. He added that the drug has not been shown to be safe as recommended in its labeling. Hoffman-Laroche also makes other long-acting sulfonamides and that company, along with Lederle laboratories and Parke, Davis & Co. were told to revise toe labeling for their products. The drugs are used against bacterial infections. The commissioner said Hoffman-Laroche claims its long- acting sulfonamide capsules are a “palliative treatment of the common cold, including relief of symptoms such as headaches, muscular pains, prevention of secondary bacterial infections, and relief of mucous and nasal Star Want Ads will help solve your problems—Dial JBA. 1-5500—Adv. discharge accompanying each a cold.” He said, however, that the use of Madrickim can also produce a side effect known as the Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Deaths from this condition—a severe blistering and inflammation of toe mucus membranes—have been reported to FDA. HIT-RUN APPEAL DUE Hearing Friday for Man Convicted January 27 An appeals hearing in cuircuit court is scheduled tomorrow for Perry Howard High, 3617 Eu&i<t avenue, who was fined $750 dad: sentenced to a 30-day farm term., in municipal court January on charges arising from two hit- * and-run accidents December 18. Police said High’s motor car struck two parked vehicles, one in front of 3606 Brooklyn avenue, the other in front of 2005 East Thirty-seventh street He was found guilty on two count* of careless driving, two of leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a suspended license and drunken driving. S ■ %> : ■*■«**, ,* , <Î * ... * fv» - **-* là* ’ * ** ■ - *1» • « ■ • » « •:>** Tots’ Dress and Doll Her own little dress with her doll wearing the same outfit. Checked cotton topped by eyelet-embroidery trimmed white collar. Pink, blue or yellow checks; sizes 1-2-3-years. Tots' & Toddler's, 1st Floor Downtown and all our Stores. State 2nd color choice. $4 Phone GRand 1-7515 How do you get out of a Poor Boy? Get into another one! The confirmed Poor Boy addict will never kick the habit—not this yeor because this great classic comes in so many new fabrics and colors; 34-40. (A) Wide rib Orion® acrylic in white, blue, cranberry, pink or navy, $6. (B) Narrow rib striped Orion® acrylic, in cranberry, blue, green or navy with white stripes, $6. (C) Wide rib cotton double knit. S, M and L sizes in white, cranberry, rfavy or mint,-$5 Sportswear, 2nd Floor Downtown and all our Stores. Please state second color choice on phone orders. Phone GRand 1-7515 as early as 8:30 a. m.

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