Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on April 17, 1973 · Page 17
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, April 17, 1973
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Mail Bombs Blast Belfast BELFAST (UPI) - A man V ^as killed and two others wounded today in a gun battle in Belfast's Roman Catholic Ardoyne district. And in Londonderry at least four letter bombs were mailed to policemen, introducing a new weapon into the violence of Northern Ireland. All were defused. Post offices and mail boxes were being searched for other possible bombs. The Belfast gun battle erupted between British paratroops and residents of the Catholic area. Army spokesmen had few details, but spdiesmen at Mater Hospital said one dead man and one wounded man were there, and the Royal Victoria Hospital said it had admitted one man with gunshot wounds. The dead man was the 776th victim of strife among Catholics, the province's majority Protestants and British security forces since August, 1969. A gas station was wrecked early today in Portadown, 25 $21.99 DW you can introduce your old friends to your new clothes. Higher heels, platform soles, a new bump toe — but unmistakably the classic styles you've loved for years. 214 E. MAIN ST. PH. 342-1313 Golesburg Register-Mail. Gqlesburg, III. Tuesdoy, Aptil 17, 1973 ' M Death Penalty May Return miles southwest of B <^ast, by a bomb planted by three afnled men. Police spoke^en said four letter bombs were found and defused in LOAdbnderry. AH had been mailed locally Mon* day afternoon. The police spokesman said a Londonderry policeman had the narrowest letter bomb escape. He said the constable was sittingMn a police car parked behind the station and had idly begun to open the envelope, mailed in Londonderry Monday afternoon. Suddenly he became suspicious of the letter's bulk and threw it out of the car. Army experts cleared the area and defused the bomb. It contained explosive flattened against cardboard, which was wrapped in a magazme. At least two other letter bombs Were delivered to policemen's homes in Londonderry. All aroused suspicion and were dealt with by army experts. 'l ' 111 ' " WASHINGTON (UPI) - Congress has been told by an administration spokesman that President Nixon's proposal to restore the death penalty under certain circumstances stands an "excellent" chance of being upheld by the Supeme Court. Robert G. Dixon, an assistant attorney general, outlined the death penalty proposal Monday in an. appearance before the Senate Criminal Laws subcommittee. He explained the death penalty would apply only to cases of treason, sabotage, espionage and murder. Dixon argued the proposal, which Nucon made in his crime message to Congress, represents "sound legislative penal policy" and would "stand an excellent chance of being sustained by the Supreme Court." The subcommittee chairman, Sen. John L. McClellan, D-Ark., supports the proposal. "Society must be protected against those who have committed brutal, barbarous and heinous crimes," McClellan said. "Without the prospect of the death penalty, murderers have Vcense to take human lives without fear of having to pay the supreme penalty." The administration's biU also was endorsed by Philadelphia District Attorney Arlen Specter. "It is imperative that the death penalty be returned to law enfocement as a deterrent tool," Specter said. "I support this legislation because I do hold human life in the highest regard and because I want every tool at my disposal, and at the disposal of my fellow prosecutors, to protect the livei of decent, law^abhling citizens." Dixon said the death penalty for treason, sabotage or esplon* age should be imposed only if the defendant previously had been convicted of a grave national security offense. Demonstrators Win Suit WASHINGTON (UPI) - The U.S. Court of Appeals agreed Monday that some persons may have been illegally arrested during the 1971 May Day antiwar demonstrations in Washington and it ordered all arrest records removed from public view. The court upheld a class action suit brought by a number of persons who are still challoiging the legality of their arrests. The three judge panel said there is evidence that some persons were illegally arrested and that the presence of public arrest records violates the presumption of innocence. •••llliHlil|illl« Indian Bounce Using a pogo stick for a little relaxation, a member of the American Indian Movement bounces by the Wounded Knee, S. D. Trading Post. The town is surrounded by federal officials and is occupied by AIM members. UNIFAX Indian Leaders Plead Innocent PIERRE, S.D. (UPI) - Two American Indian Movement leaders pleaded Innocent Monday to charges stemming from the AIM takeover and occupation of Wounded Knee. They said travel restrictions on them could prolong a settlement of the continuing occupation. AIM leaders Russell Means and Clyde Bellecourt pleaded innocent to 11 charges contained in federal grand jury indictments connected with the Feb. 27 seizure and subsequent armed occupation of Wounded Knee. Both were charged with the wounding of U.S. Marshal Lloyd Grimm, who was shot while on an inspection tour of federal roadblocks surroundmg Wounded Knee, and the shooting of FBI agent Curtis Fitzgerald. Means and Bellecourt also were charged with an assault on a third federal officer, FBI agent Joanne Pierce, and with burglary, larceny, arson, conspiracy and obstructing federal officers during civil disorder. Pierce was at a federal roadblock which was fired upon during one of the outbursts of Bake Sale Set By Viola Club VIOLA - The Viola Sew-So 4-H Club will have a bake sale April 21 at the D and H Trading Post. Members of Viola Day Home Economics Extension Unit will meet at Moreland's Sundries May 10 at 11 a.m. to go to the home of Mrs. Martin Larson, Woodhull. A potluck dinner will be served at noon. NOTICE - CHANGE OF HOURS MONDAY Thru THURSDAY Lobby 9:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M. Drive-ln 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. FRIDAY Lobby 9:00 A.M 6:00 P.M. Drive-ln 9:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. SATURDAY Lobby & Drive-ln 9:00 A.M. - Noon "The Bank That Leads The Way" Bank of Galesburg gunfire last month, but she and other federal officers were not injured. At an earlier bail bond hearing before U.S. Magistrate James Wilson, Means and Bellecourt were ordered to give the federal government at least 48 hours notice if they wanted to leave South Dakota. They were told they could not return to Wounded Knee, which still is occupied by AIM members, without prior arrangements with the Justice Department. Wilson, who set bond for Means and Bellecourt at $25,000 each, did not object when the two Indian leaders told him they had previous commitments to travel today. Means said he would be in Cleveland and Bellecourt said he was due in New York, both to raise money for the defense. Legion Auxiliary Members Make Favors for Trays ALPHA — Members of the Oxford American Legion Post Auxiliary made 80 tray favors for veterans hospitals during a meeting here April 11. The auxiliary has been credited with a $142 contribution to the Heart Fund drive, it was reported. The Henry County Council dinner meeting will be April 17 at Orion, it was announced. Sgt. and Mrs. Lanny Johnson are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson, Alpha, and Mr. and Mrs. John Crossan, Galva, while he is on a 3-week furlough. He is stationed at Great Falls, Mont. Mrs. Mamie Peterson was honored at the Baptist Women's coffee hour April 11, The Area 1 spring meeting will be April 26, it was announced, and the local group's next meeting will be April 25. MAIN & KELLOGG MEMBER F.D.I.C. 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