Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 15, 1975 · Page 16
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Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois · Page 16

Freeport, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 15, 1975
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Page 16 Freeport (III.) Journal-Standard, Tuesday, July 15, 1975 Portugal's Military Faces More Opposition LISBON, Portugal (UPI) - The moderate Popular Democrats may pull out of Portugal's coalition cabinet this week, leaving the Communists as the only party in the government. Popular Democratic sources said the party would quit on Wednesday unless the military reconsiders its rejection of Western-style democracy in Portugal. The sources said Portugal's left-wing military has privately turned down demands for representative government and freedom of the press. "The Revolutionary Council is meeting now to make a final decision," a senior Popular Democratic official said! "But they have already told us our conditions are unacceptable." The threatened pullout by the Popular Democrats, the second largest party in Portugal, was the latest indication of growing political opposition to the military's march to the left. The Socialists, the largest party in the country, left the coalition last week when the military gave Communist workers control of Republica, one of the last non-Communist newspapers in Portugal. The withdrawal of the Popular Democrats would leave the Communists, the third largest party, as the only major political group backing the military-controlled government. The Socialists called for a mass rally outside their national headquarters tonight to protest increasing Communist influence in the country. "If the military movement only understands and appreciates the language of direct and violent action, then we will show them we, too, know how to speak this language " a group of Lisbon Socialists said in a statement. on the National Assembly if the Communists try to disrupt a constitutional convention taking place in the building. Political sources said the Communists may walk out of the convention, the only popularly elec{ed group in the country, giving the armed forces a chance to dissolve the assembly. The ruling Armed Forces Movement has called for a mass movement in Portugal to replace political parties and set up a military-run "people's democracy." The Socialists, Popular Democrats and the Roman Catholic Jury Selection Begins In Joan Little Trial A Socialist spokesman said the demonstrators may march Church oppose the move, but the Communists support it. j$||p33#®*^^ «$P*^^ *M* P • -~^ttt^KSfp^ "^^583|5 A New Specialty Shop On The Plaza . . A COMPLETE BATH SHOP! RALEIGH, N.C. (UPI) - Outside the courthouse where Joan Little went on trial for the killing of a white jailer, a Black Panther leader vowed that if she is convicted "we're going to take the law into our own hands." Miss Little, a 21-year-old black woman, stabbed jailer Clarence Alligood 11 times with an icepick. She is on trial for murder, but she claims he tried to rape her in her jail cell. Her case has become a rallying point for prison reformers, feminists and black activists. One juror - a 20-year-old white waitress - was selected Monday in the opening day which featured a clash between a defense attorney and an assistant state attorney general who once represented the Ku Klux Klan. But most of the action took place on the rain-washed street outside. Three hundred persons marched to the courthouse Monday in a driving rain. "Free Joan Little," the marchers chanted. "Power to the icepick. She should have done it a thousand times " Their leader, Black Panther Larry Little - no relation to the defendant - told them "We are going to obey the law. But if they railroad sister Joan Little, we're going to take the law into our own hands." Superior Court Judge Hamilton Hobgood rejected a defense motion that Lester Chalmers, an assistant state attorney general who once represented the Klan before the House Un-American Activities Committee, be removed from the case. Hobgood excused the first four prospective jurors for personal reasons, then turned the questioning of jury prospects over to Chalmers. After Chalmers rejected the first three persons he examined - all blacks - Jerry Paul, the chief defense attor- Illinois Medical Care Plan Rejected By HEW SPRINGFIELD, 111. (UPI) - Gov. Daniel Walker says two recent decisions by the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare could cause "serious disruption" of Illinois medical care. In a letter to HEW Secretary Caspar Weinberger, released Monday, Walker complained specifically about HEW's rejection of a proposed Illinois health planning region map and a federal proposal to divide the state's kidney disease treatment program into three segments. In the planning map, the state had sought to break the Chicago metropolitan area into six planning regions. HEW insists the area - including Cook, Margo Hemingway Turns Flashing Eyes Toward The Movies KETCHUM, Idaho (UPI) - Model Margo .Hemingway, granddaughter of novelist Ernest Hemingway, has turned her flashing eyes toward the movies. She relaxed Monday with her husband of one month, New York hamburger tycoon Errol Wetson. Miss Hemingway told newsmen her career as a model has been bqth exciting and successful but that her real ambition was to be an actress. Wetson and Miss Hemingway were married in a June ceremony in Paris and retreated to Ketchum, near Sun Valley. Her grandfather spent much of his time at his Wood River home near the Idaho resort. She is the daughter of Jack Hemingway, an Idaho sportsman and a member of the state Fish and Game Commission. DuPage, Lake, Kankakee, Will, Grundy, Kendall, Kane and McHenry counties - be considered as one region. HEW also rejected a state suggestion that St. Glair, Madison, Randolph, Bond, Clinton, Monroe and Washington counties be considered a distinct region separate from St. Louis. Walker said HEW's proposal to split the state kidney disease treatment program into three areas "will destroy the established Illinois Renal Disease Program, which has been in operation for seven years." . "I urge your reconsideration of your decisions on these very important matters," Walker said in a letter to HEW Secretary Caspar Weinberger. "If allowed to stand, these actions would cause serious disruption to patient care within the state of Illinois and may very well destroy the established professional and communications networks that have taken years to build." Typewriter KNIGHTS OFFICE PRODUCTS CENTER Across From Slate Bank Center PH. 232-4718 SUMMER SERVICES MOW! 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