Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on May 22, 1973 · Page 5
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, May 22, 1973
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State Racing Board Revokes Dates Granted Former Head CHICAGO (UP!)—The Illinois Racing Board has revoked 1973 horse racing dates granted to William S. Miller and set June 12 for hearing new applicants for the 87 racing dates. The decision to revoke the dates came despite Miller's request for additional time to complete a sale of the Balmoral Park racetrack in south suburban Crete to Edward J. DeBartolo of Youngstown, Ohio. Miller told the board DeBartolo had offered to purchase Balmoral and 844 acres surrounding it for a total price of $8.6 million. However, Miller said the sale was contingent on the buyer getting racing dates the board previously had awarded Miller's corporation. The hoard told Miller racing dates were not transferable, but said if the sale was completed DeBartolo will be considered along with other applicants on June 12. Miller, 72, was chairman of the Illinois Racing Board during the administration of former Gov. Otto Kemer — from 1981 until 1989. He was a key prosecution witness against Kerner with Kerner being convicted this year in the celebrated racetrack stock trial. DeBartolo, the owner of Thistledown racetrack, also reportedly has racing interests in Louisiana. King Death Sentence Nixed | SPRINGFIELD (UPI) - The Illinois Supreme Court has ordered a new sentence be given Zelma L. King, who was originally sentenced to death for a 1967 murder. The high court Monday directed the Cook County Circuit Court to resentence King. The court denied, however, a request for a new trial in the murder of Thomas Higgins, Viola Kendall and Adelle Young. The state tribunal, in rejecting the death sentence, said, "The United States Supreme Court has ruled that a defendant may not be validly sentenced to death under the statutes that govern this case." Don't Let the Price Fool You Sayt M« Scotch Lnt_ \ Protect yourself against accident disability for about 50 a day. GET FACTS FROM 80 YEAR OUT FIRM BY RETURN MAIL: ILLINOIS COMMERCIAL MEN'S ASSOCIATION 180 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60601 In another ruling the court held that a juvenile's criminal record may be used as evidence in a trial when it is sought to impeach his credibility as a Witness. The court ordered a new trial for Robert L. Norwood, 19, who was convicted of fatally shooting Jackson Jones in a Chicago schoolyard in 1970. Norwood's attorney said a key prosecution witness had a record as a juvenile delinquent that would have discredited his testimony. The attorney said the witness's record would have convinced jurors that he was testifying against Norwood in exchange for leniency on charges against himself. The court also fined and suspended from practice a Chicago attorney who failed to file income tax returns three years in a row. The attorney, Carl Schub, contended he was having serious marital problems at the time and said he was in doubt about whether he or his deceased partner should report the income from certain real estate. Schub was fined $5,000 and suspended for six months. Remarried Only two widows of U.S. presidents have remarried — President Cleveland's widow, Frances Folsom Cleveland, wed Thomas J. Preston Jr., in 1913 and President Kennedy's widow, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, married Aristotle Onassis in 1988. s Golesburg Register-Mail, Gotesburg, Iff, Tuesday, Mgy 22, 1973 S FBI Infiltrator's Testimony Nails KKK for Bus Bomb Klansmen 'Guilty 9 Five members of the Klu Klux Klan leave a Detroit courtroom yesterday after being found guilty in a 1971 bus bombing plot designed to disrupt a court-ordered school busing program in Pojitiac, Mich. They are front to rear, Robert Miles, 48, former grand dragon of the Michigan KKK; Dennis Ramsey, 26, identified as "exalted cyclops" of the state KKK; Wallace Fruit, 31, (partially hidden); Alex Distel Jr., 24, and Raymond Quick, 26. UNIFAX . Antioch College Student Strike Showdown Near YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio (UPI) — Administrators at Antioch College said they planned to enter barricaded school buildings today in ah attempt to end a lockout by striking students which began April 20. Strikers have demanded the college guarantee them no cuts in present levels of financial aid for the next four years. The college, last month, offered a two-year guarantee but the strikers refused the offer. Classes, poorly attended, have been held in homes of some instructors with many faculty members supporting the strike. Star Boarder The European cuckoo not only lays its egg in the nest of another bird but also completes the deception by throwing out one of the eggs belonging to the unsuspecting foster parent. Coast Guard Abandons Hunt For Victims of 'Comet' Sinking DETROIT (UPI) - Basing his decision on the testimony of an FBI infiltrator, a federal court judge Monday found five Ku Klux Klansmen (guilty of conspiracy in a bus bombing plot designed to disrupt a school integration program in nearby Pontiac. The defendants expressed no surprise at the verdict. They had waived their right to a jury trial, contending a jury in Detroit would be made up primarily of blacks and Northern whites antagonistic towards the Klan. "We got exactly the kind of verdict we expected before the trial began," said Robert Miles, former grand dragon of the Michigan Klan. U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence Gubow, in releasing his verdict, blasted the KKK as a "racist organization which advocates white supremacy" and said he believed the five defendants were still members despite their denials. Gubow repeatedly cited the testimony of Jerome Lauinger, a Klan infiltrator for the FBI for two years before the bus bombing, in explaining his verdict. The defense had attacked Lauringer's credibility throughout (the trial with witnesses who testified the Pontiac fireman was a known "bull-shooter" among friends and fellow workers. Lauringer admitted to telling "tall tales" on occasions but insisted his testimony was truthful. Lauinger, the government's key witness, said he sat in on a planning session before the Aug. 31,' 1971, incident in which 10 empty school buses scheduled for use on the Pontiac integration program were dynamited in a school board parking lot. Convicted with Miles were Dennis C. Ramsey, 26, Drayton Plaints, former "exalted cy­ clops" of the Michigan Klan; Wallace E. Fruit, 31, Drayton Plaints; Alex J. Distel Jr., 24, Clarkston; and Raymond J. Quick, 26, Lake Orion. All were found guilty of conspiracy to violate the civil rights of black school children and conspiracy to disrupt the court-ordered busing program. Maximum penalty on botto counts is 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Gubow set no date for sentencing. Hexed Stone The fabulous Hope diamond was pried out of an idol's eye by thieves in India, thus supposedly putting a jinx on it. For during the next 300 years, death and disaster haunted many of its owners: Marie Antoinette lost her head to the guillotine, a British heir to the stone died in bankruptcy, a Folies Bergere star • was murdered by a jealous lover, a Greek banker drove off a cliff with his wife and children and an American millionairess lost her husband and two of four children in tragic , circumstances. POINT JUDITH, R.I. (UPI) — The Coast Guard abandoned Monday its search for those missing from the sunken pleasure boat "Comet." That brought the death toll from the sinking to 16 or 17. A Marine Board of Inquiry was to convene today in Providence, R.I., to investigate why the Comet broke up and capsized at the start of a fishing expedition seven miles southeast of Point Judith, R.I., Saturday. Eleven survivors were pulled from the sea and 12 bodies were recovered Saturday. At least four missing persons are presumed dead. Police and the Coast Guard say they are uncertain if a fifth missing person actually was aboard the 50-foot Comet. "Our best guess is that the (missing) people were probably trapped in the hull," a Coast Guard spokesman said. "They are missing and presumed dead." The boat's captain, William Jackson of Cumberland, R.I., was among those who drowned. Hansen said there "was no record" that Jackson had the license required to carry more than six passengers, and also had failed to obtain other necessary documentation, for the craft. In addition, Hansen said, there was "reasonable doubt" that the Comet had a working radio on the voyage. No one has reported receiving distress signals from the craft. County Acquires Lizard?s Abode SACRAMENTO, Calif. (UPI) — The State of California has spent $85,000 to buy one of the last two known homes of the Santa Cruz long-toed salamander. The 30-acre site at Ellicot Station, about four miles northwest of Watsonville, was bought from nine owners with funds derived from the sale of personalized license plates, the Fish and Game Department announced Monday. The endangered amphibian is five inches long and black with irregular yellow-gold and orange spots. Its only other habitat is near Aptos, also in Santa Cruz County. 7M " SOFTLICHTSj Brighten up and lighten up with Penaljo Softlights. 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