Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana on December 5, 1965 · Page 8
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8 SUNDAY, DEC. 5, 1965, Loke Charles American Pftts State to Protest Voter Rights Act BATON ROUGE (AP.i -Louisiana Monday wiU file with the U.S. Supreme Court a complaint charging the 1964 voter rights act is uncoastiuitional. Ally. 'Gen. Jack Gremillion said Saturday. The Louisiana attorney genera! said he mailed the complaint Me "Friday to the Supreme Court in Washington. He also asked the court to delay its hearing in a voter law ' suit against South Carolina, pending trial on the issues in a federal district court, Th« state asked that U.S. Aity. Gen. Nicholas Katzenbach be enjoined from enforcing or attempting to enforce 11 sections of the voter law in Louisiana. The Louisiana petition argues the Supreme Court lacks original jurisdiction over the voter rights law. But in event it does, the Louisiana petition asks that sections four through 14 be declared unconstitutional. Filing the complaint against Katzenbach are Gremillion, ASSt. Ally. Gen. Harry Kron and Special Counsel Thomas Me- ferrin and Sidney W, Prevensal Jr. The only reason Louisiana came to the Supreme Court, the petition said, "is because the court expressed a desire to hear ihe case of .South Carolina and the decisions therein may ad- and there actually is no need for the Supreme Court to rush into a ruling on the question of legality of registration of voters by federal examiners. i Katzenbach several weeks ago filed suit against Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, seeking to force permission to vote for i persons enrolled by federal Vot! er examiners. ! Gremillion said in the com- i plaint, "this act was passed by ; the Congress in an atmosphere i of speed and haste. Certainly its (constitutionality should not be i determined in this same atmos- ! phere. The orderly judicial proc- i ess should be followed." The Louisiana complaint j versely affect the plaintiff in says: — The voter rights act is un constitutional as written and un constitutional as applied by these proceedings.' The suit says Katzenbach wants the South Carolina case hearing expedited because he agents and agencies of the fed-1 fears persons enrolled by federal government. • -' ' - ; "•- -"'- -'" — The act deliberately was drawn to select certain states to come under it, and to exclude others. — The government ignored qualifications of voters under state law now inconsistent with the federal voter act, The Louisiana suit contends the voter rights act specifically designates federal district courts as the proper hearing agency for disputes over sections of the new law designed to prevent discrimination in voter registration. eral examiners in that state will not be entitled to vote in the congressional elections next June. The Louisiana suit denies any emergency exists requiring swift determination of the South Carolina case involving federal registrars. Even if there was an emergency. It said, the trial court proc-j ess couJd still be used, with the! Supreme Court acquiring juris-1 diction over any appeal by! March 15. 1967. A three judge j federal court in New Orleans j will take up the issue Dec. 21. i Stock Volume Is Heavies) In History NEW YORK (AP)-The stock , market had a turbulent and scrambled week on the heaviest Showing Pro-Viet Cong Movie Sparks Controversy NEW YORK (API - A pro- Viet Cong movie shown at Bayside High School to stimulate discussion among students stirred up an angry protest Saturday among parents. "I would like to see the sponsors of this film explain the reason for showing it to the wives and parents of soldiers whose hands were tied behind their backs and were shot by the Viet Cong," one father told the Long Island Star-Journal. But the school defended it as suitable for the purpose for which it as intended. The controversy came on the heels of another involving the 5,000-student public school in Queens. The first concerned a new policy allowing students to refuse to sing the fourth stanza of "America." after a 13-year- old girl complained that it amounted to a prayer. The film, "A Visit to the National Liberation Front in South Viet Nam," was shown after school Friday by a student discussion club known as "The Forum." The principal, some teachers and student leaders had screened it in advance. The club borrowed the movie from the May 2nd Movement, a pro-Castro and pro-Red China organization. where this organization obtained it was not learned. The club planned to follow the showing with a discussion. But so many students attended that ail could not see it at first, so the discussion period was elimi- ated and it was shown again, "The movie is definitely not something to shout about," said the club president, Stewart Gedal, "but is something to kick off a discussion and question and answer period which we hope we can hold for all Bayside High School students within two weeks in the auditorium. It's obviously a nice piece of propa- ganda and it contains half- truths." National television networks have shown Communist Viet- amese films, clearly identified as such, on news programs. Gertrude Waldeyer, acting principal at Bayside, said she and other school authorities had decided that it was not improper for the club to show the film. She described it as slanted and propaganda. Earlier Friday. Mrs. Waldey- er announced the new policy concerning "America" after conferring with the Board of Education. 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