Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 6, 1971 · Page 2
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Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, January 6, 1971
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A-2 Alton Evening Telegraph Wednesday, January 6,1971 ^ Program hits GI drug use in war zone By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - The U.S. Command today unveiled a sweeping new program to combat drug abuse among American forces in Vietnam. It includes search-and-destroy operations with marijuana plants as the target. A 64-page directive to all field commanders estimated that more than 65,000 GIs were guilty of drug abuse during 1970, including more than 11,000 apprehended or Investigated and five times as many who escaped detection. It was the U.S. Command's first public acknowledgment that drugs have become one of its major problems. The command said that of 9,253 drug violations by American troops during the first 10 months of last year, Powell (Continued from Page One) revealed. The assets, however, were not a few find or cache as Indicated Monday by Illinois Attorney General William Scott. Scott and Mitchell Ware, director of the Illinois Bureau of Investigation, said Monday that the funds were in negotiable treasury bills and certificates of deposit and "cash" in the Edwardsville area." A Telegraph investigation revealed, however, that John S. Rendleman, executor of the Powell estate and chancellor of the Southern Illinois University - Edward s v i 11 c campus,, had completed an Inventory of the Powell assets nearly six weeks ago. The inventory, was given to J. Waldo Ackerman, a deputy attorney general, who is handling the Powell affairs for Scott, sometime Monday . night by Robert Oxtoby, a Springfield attorney who is assisting Rendleman in the' Powell inventory. After the Telegraph had obtained a copy of the inventory Tuesday from Oxtoby and revealed its contents, Rendleman called the Springfield attorney and ordered the information supressed. The attorney general also had refused to give a copy of the inventory to the Telegraph. Scott however, returned a copy of the inventory to Oxtoby, who handed it to the Telegraph. Later Tuesday, the inventory was given to other newsmen after the Telegraph published it. It appeared from the inventory that Powell converted a major portion of his assets into negotiable deposits and saving certificates during the last two years. Meanwhile, an Internal Revenue Service official said Tuesday the IRS is investigating income tax returns of Powell and the probe is being intensified as a result of the discovery of large sums of money in Powell's estate. Jay G. Philpott, IRS district, director at Springfield, said his office has received a number of tips regarding possible irregularities in Powell's tax returns over the past decacte. If you fail to receive your Telegraph by 5:30 p.m. phono 4G5-(>(541 before 6 p.m. and your copy will be delivered. Alton Evening Telegraph Published Dully by Alton Telegraph Printing Company PAUL S. COUSLKY, President. General Munuj?er. STEPHEN A. COUSLEY, Editor & Assistant to the Publisher. RICHARD A. COUSLEY, Vice President arid Classified Mgr. HENRY H McADAMS. Secretary and Assistant General Manager. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use of publication of all news dispatches credited in this paper and to the local news published herein.) Subscription price: By carrier. UOc weekly, $2.60 per calendar month; by mail $16.00 a year, $8.50 six months in Illinois and Missouri. $24.00 a year, $13.00 six months In all other states. Mall subscriptions not accepted In towns where carrier delivery is available. Second Class Postage paid at Alton, Illinois 62002 7,065 were for use or possession of marijuana, 1,452 for use or possession of such "dangerous" drugN as amphetamines, barbilurates or LSD, and 736 for fee or possession of narcotics, mostly heroin or opium. The Army also hlis reported that during the first 10i/ 2 months of 1970, there were 25 confirmed drlig dealhs among Americans in Vietnam, another 64 fatalities in which drugs wore suspected, and more than 7tlf) hospital cases related to drills. The directive from Gen. Crcighton W. Abnims, commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam, orders his subordinate commanders throughout the country to conduct ground and air search operations to locate marijuana plants, and to "utilize their resources, equipment and personnel in assisting the Smith Viol- n a m esc government in eradicating t h c unlawful growing of marijuana," when the eradication wrirk does not interfere with military opera- lions. The directive adds that while U.S. forces will search for marijuana, "under no circumstance will such fields, once discovered, be destroyed by U.S. forces. The responsibility for destroying these crops rests with the government, of South Vietnam." Although the directive apparently is the first formal statement, that destruction of marijuana fields is an objective of U.S. policy, the burning of fields has been carried out in some areas for two years or more. A great deal of marijuana grows in the grassland provinces of the western Mekong Delta. Some of it is cultivated as a cash crop, especially by members of the Iloa llao religious sect which dominates areas of Kicn Phong, An G i a n g and 'neighboring provinces. The burning of these fields, reportedly at the urging of U.S. officials, has strained relations with the Iloa llao from time to time, sources in the delta say. A spokesman for the U.S. Command said a bounty of one piaster, less than one U.S. cent, is being paid to the Viet n a in e s e for each marijuana plant destroyed. Police sources said about 700 Vietnamese were convicted last year for growing, possessing or selling marijuana, while about. 1,!!()() were jailed for LSD or opium offenses. In most cases they got three; to six months in jail. •| Wants jury of her peers Angela asks venue change By KIHTH LKDERKF SAN HAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — The defense for black militant Angela Davis says it will move to have her trial hold away from the Marin County courthouse where four men died in an escape attempt she is accused of helping to plot. Howard Moore Jr. of Atlanta, head oi the five- lawyer defense team handling the former UCLA philosophy i n s t r u c tor' s pas, said Tuesday in an interview that he will try to have the trial held either across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco or in Los Angeles. In those cities, Moore said. she would have the, best op 1 porlunity to be tried "by d jury of her peers." Moore and the other defensvt attorneys appeared with Misl; Davis Tuesday at a coni- tinuation of her arraignment on charges of murder, kidnap and conspiracy. During the one-hour court session, Miss Dav is. aiji avowed Communist, read a prepared statement declaring she is innocent and the target of "a political frameup." She said. "I want to declare publicly before the court anil the people of this country that I am innocent of all charge!? brought against me by tlite State of California." Ban on leaf burning (Continued from Page One) blown on streets and highways. "When all the leaf fires of all the neighborhoods of all the cities and villages are added (to other pollution) we know there are millions of tons of smoke emitted into the air we breathe." he added. Arnold suggested the board ban leaf burning now to give municipalities a nine-month notice against the practice The burning season begins next fall. "Our Madison County law prohibits open burning of refuse. This we will try to enforce and we accept your A chilly arriva I Nixon shivers as lie steps from Iiis plane on his arrival at El Torn Marine Base for an eight lo ten day work- in K vacation an San Clemente, Calif, today. The temperature was a chilly 57 degrees with a brisk wind. The President commented (hat he wished he had brought an overcoat. (AP Wirephoto) Labor to fight antistrike bill 15v Ni;il, (i AP Labor Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Organized labor has vowed an alloul fight in Congress against President Nixon's attempt to win a new an- tislrike law and some other high-priority White House legislation. "It's going to be a year of legislative fighting," said a s p o k u H m a n for AFL-CIO President (ieorge Meany after Secretary of Labor .1.1). Hodgson said the strike bill will have top White House priority. "We will oppose compulsory arbitration any time, any place," the spokesman for the lU.G-million member labor federation said Tuesday. Hodgson said the Nixon administration will press for the nation's first new strike law in a quarter century to deal with such ''national c in urgency strikes" in transportation as the recently postponed nationwide railroad walkout, ('ongress on Dec. 10 passed a special law halting that strike, but it could resume March 1. "Such strikes become something like an industrial H- bomb," Hodgson said. The Nixon strike bill will be similar to one that got nowhere in Congress last year. It, would give the president power to delay strikes up to 110 days, allow partial strikes against an essential industry or set up an impartial board to set. a binding settlement. The AFL-CIO opposes some aspects of most of these programs. <AI)VliKTlSir.MICNT) liowToHold FALSE TEETH Firmer Longer Do your fnlBo tenth minoy mid embiirrnnR you by comlni? loon» •whon you cut, IniiKh or talk? Thnn put some FASTEKTH Denture Ail- hoslvo Powder on your pliitoa. Emy- to-uno FA8TEETH holds your don- turos firmer longor. 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Big industry and tile homeowners "should be equiitl subjects under the la\v"' Arnold said, and tile required to reduce his pollution by the same percentage as industry. Arnold, who is a professor at Southern Illinois University, made his remarks to a hearing scheduled before the pollution board to consider changes in the open burning law. SIU budget (Continued from Page One) Holderman, in a statement before Brown's remarks, said the statewide budget cuts were "necessary" in a time of slate "financial strain." "Well, we got enough back to pay our travel expenses up here if nothing else," Brown told the Telegraph afterwards. "I'm not sure if I expected more than that or not." Spokesmen for all state universities appeared before the board and protested alts in their operating budgets, but the board reconsideration was few and far between. Recommendations by Holderman and his staff held through most of the budget considerations. Budget considerations were the third item on a long agenda and took most of the meeting day to complete, creating one of the longest meetings in the history of the Board of Higher Education. Miss Davis is charged with furnishing four guns used in the escape attempt last Aug. 7 in which a judge, two convicts and a youth who brought weapons into court were killed. Her fellow defendant, San Q u e n t i n convict Ruchell Magee, 31, was removed from the hearing as he shouted defiantly at Superior Court Judge Joseph Wilson. Magee, who survived the escape try, protested that he wanted to represent himself rather than have a court-appointed attorney. He had been shackled hand and foot to a chair bolted to the floor, in view of repeated outbursts during several pr e v i o u s prelrial court session held behind San Quentin prison walls. Miss Davis, clad in a navy blue miniskirt and matching blouse and with her hair in Afro style, sat across the room in the jury box with her five attorneys. As she entered the heavily guarded courtroom, she smiled and raised a clenched fist in a Black Power salute. Some of the 67 spectators in the modern windowless courtroom shouted: "Right on!" Her chief counsel of record for pretrial proceedings, Allan Brotsky of San Francisco, told the judge that Miss Davis wanted to be her own cocounsel. He then asked permission for her to read her statement. Deputy Atty. Gen. Albert H arris, the prosecutor, protested. Judge Wilson consented but warned Miss Davis not to give a speech. He also told her that this was not the time to make a formal plea. Attorneys explained later that she would not plead until rulings are made on various defense motions. Brotsky made motions for bail and for dismissing the grand jury indictments on grounds of insufficient evidence, improper makeup of the grand jury and extensive pretrial publicity. Judge Wilson gave the defense until Feb. 5 to file motions and supporting material and gave the state until Feb. 22 to reply. He said he would ask the chief justice of the state Supreme Court to appoint an outside judge to hear arguments and rule on the motions, probably sometime early in March. Teacher, students locked in jail ABILENE, Tex. (AP) — Dr. S. B. Thompson and 21 McMurry College students were locked in jail with the sheriff— and couldn't get out. Thompson led his class to the Taylor County jail for a tour and then, "just to get a feel of things," asked to be locked inside a cell. Sheriff George Maxwell joined the professor and students behind the cell door and ordered it locked. Twenty minutes later, jailers were still trying to open the stubborn cell door. "It was beginning to get embarrassing," Maxwell said upon being released. "Apple" brand CHORE GLOVES Golden fleece Double quilted Suggested retail' 89c SPECIAL! 63C Phone 462-9751 HUNDREDS...THOUSANDS OF EXTRA FREE EAGLE STAMPS FOR SAVING YOUR DOLLARS (Not Spending Them) LAST 2 DAYS! ENDS FRIDAY! 211) 1'IASA ST. 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