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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 9

Des Moines, Iowa
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Friday, July 25, 1969
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Drinking Story It Called Untrue KENNEDY- Continued from Page One receive jail terms ranging from two months to two years. Such sentences frequently are suspended, however. The law makes no provision for fines. 3 Paragraphs Clark's announcement was contained in a three-paragraph statement, which he read to 50 or so assembled newsmen. The statement said: "At the request of Edward M. Kennedy, • written waiver of the request to be heard in objection to the issuance of the complaint wilt be filed with the clerk of the District Court of Dukes County tomorrow (Friday) morning. "Upon the filing of this written waiver, it is assumed that 4the normal course of events clerk will issue the complaint requested by the commonwealth. Mr. Kennedy will be present in Edgartown tomorrow. (Friday) morning, July 25, 1969, to accept service of this complaint." "It is also assumed that in the normal course of events, an arraignment on the charge contained in the complaint will be held at the District Court at 9 a.m., and Mr. Kennedy will be Remarks ftl, M«fMt Remi July «, Pagt? Friday night, btft Arena said the time was closer to l a.m. Saturday. Kennedy said he was driving j der an autopsy. > M *Majority Opinion Cite, IOWA WOMAN Illegal Use of Property $[j|| N | N QMAHA • Representative Edith Green, (Dem., Ore.) commented after hearing administration spokesman say they were unprepared to recommend steps to rescue a federal student aid program being undefined by high interest rates. She said: * "Decisive planning made ft possible for man to walk on the moon this week bit Indecision is going to make It impossible for students to walk on college eampwei dill fall." e Sammy DavFs jr., now filming in Europe said: "I like to live bigger than life. I like my Rolls Royce. I don't want to have • mini. I didn't hurt anyone to get where I am. I earned it." e Representatfve Spark M. Malsnnaga, (Dem., Hawaii) who introduced a bill that would authorize 950 million a year for medical schools to develop training in family medicine, said: "The general practitioner is a dying breed In this age of specialization. Yet, more than M per cent of all Illnesses requiring medical care do not call for the services of a specialist." •OITM OftllN Bank, and Theodore C. Sorensen, speechwriter for the late President Kennedy and a longtime family friend. Others reported to have seen Kennedy included Paul Mark- rrt i u Clark immediately was besieged with questions, but he declined to answer them. He 'S- att ° rncv for .,,.., . 1U u Massachusetts and the man who went with Kennedy when he re- prefaced his statement by say-i ported the accident; Burke Marshall, former assistant U.S. attorney general and a close friend; Richard Goodwin, long- i time Kennedy speechwriter and ing: "I regret that this is all I can say and no more." Formal Summons Kennedy was to have appeared Monday for a show- cause hearing on the charge. Its purpose would have been to determine whether there was sufficient cause to issue a formal summons against the senator, bringing him to trial. Clark's announcement means that Kennedy has waived his right to this hear- X_ ing and is prepared to accept the summons. A trim, blonde 28-year-old secretary from Washington, D.C. — Miss Mary Jo Ko- pechne — died in the accident, but Kennedy escaped with what his doctor said was a mild concussion and a neck sprain.'' The accident happened around midnight last Friday, but Kennedy didn't go to the police until almost 10 a.m. Saturday. In another major development in the Kennedy story, it was announced Thursday in Edgartown that the local authorities investigating the accident would bold no .further news briefings. Police Chief Dominic J. Arena had been holding twice-daily news briefings on the investigation. He said Thursday night the decision to discontinue them was based on the advice of ''a few people high up in law enforcement ranks." Arena did not further identify these individuals, but reports indicated that one was the Democratic state attorney general, Robert H. Quinn. In Boston, a spokesman for Quinn said the attorney general was "away for the weekend" and unavailable for comment. Those who met with Kennedy Thursday at his home on Squaw Island included Robert S. McNamara, former secretary of defense under the late President John F. Kennedy and now president of the World intimate, and David Burke, a staff member. the resort island of Martha's Vineyard south of Cape Cod. Tidal Pond The auto landed wheels-up in a tidal pond and Miss Ko- pechne drowned. Back on the Vineyard and Chappaquiddlck Thursday, investigators continued their probe of what happened after the accident. Kennedy is accused of leaving the scene because he didn't report the wreck until almost 10 a.m. Saturday — nine or 10 hours after it happened. Kennedy's only comment on the accident so far has been a from Kennedy would dovetail into the court hearing that had been scheduled for Monday on a police complaint charging Kennedy with leaving the scene of the accident. Others felt it would come a day before or after the hearing, but all agreed that Kennedy's remarks would be restricted to a (Statement and that he would not meet newsmen personally. "He'd be foolish to hold a news conference now," one said. "He's waited too long already. He'd be opening himself up. Why shouldn't he do things the least difficult way — make a statement and let the facts speak for themselves?" Earlier in the week, Kennedy was reported to have decided against a statement, but he told newsmen in nearby Hyannis Tuesday that he would comment "at the appropriate time." ' . Attended Funeral Kennedy made that remark upon his return from Plymouth, Pa., where he had attended the funeral of the secretary. Meanwhile, an aide to Kennedy in Washington labeled as "not true" a statement In a current news magazine that the senator had "indulgent drinking" habits and engaged in "daredevil driving." Unlike other senators and representatives, the Massachusetts senator had nrtt acquired a reputation on Capitol Hill for over-imbibing- The 37-year-old Kennedy, widely vlejwed as a prime prospect for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination, was driver of a car that plunged off a narrow bridge around midnight laat Friday on Chap- paqulddick Island, adjacent to Some believed a statement 'brief statement given to Police Chief Arena. It placed the time of the accident at about 11:15 lime," Dinis 'said. "The medical examiner didn't' gel any opinion from me." Miss Kopechne to catch a ferry when the accident occurred. He said he dived repeatedly in an effort to rescue her, but could not locate her. Kennedy said that though exhausted, he walked the mile or so back to the cottage where the party was being held and got into the back seat of a car parked outside. He Mid he asked "someone" to return him to Edgartown, where he was staying in a hotel, but he didn't say who, what time it was, or how he eventually got back to Edgartown. Autopsy Questions Meanwhile questions arose j cleaning up oil spills. foe speculation," Dinis a telephone interview. Order Autopsy Under Massachusetts law, the district attorney may overrule the medical examiner and or- TELEPHONE-.Continued from Page One in (ho District Court trial that she received 7(1 "anonymous, in threatening and abusive tcle- Dinis said he didn't overrule Mills In this Instance because Mills consulted Killcn Instead of himself. "I didn't know about it ALLOT OWNERS OIL-SPILL COST WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) The Senate Public Works Committee approved Thursday a bill to make ship owners and oil well operators liable, with limited exceptions, for costs of phone calls" between April and October, 1967, the Supreme Court decision said. Kept a Record Mrs. McMurray thought she by police and no interception or recording of any conversation," Snell wrote. "The equipment Is owned by the telephone company. It would be unsound to hold that a telephone company must sit j OMAHA, NEB. (AP) ; D o u g I a s County authorities 'Thursday intensified their 'search for the killer .of a .M; year-old former go-go dancer and bar waitress whose body jwas found with her throat Idly by when it has information as to illegal use of prop- i slashed late Wednesday night. erty t " he said. Douglas County Sheriff's Snell said federal law docs capt. Frank Elliott identified recognized the caller and she i not prohibit thc use of the P ct V he victim as Mrs. Diana Kay ** ___!*! _•. nu*l ~*^A~.J *tV_i il__ __ Northwestern i re « islcr ' and noted lhat the Bell Telephone System receives over the decision not to perform an autopsy on Miss Ko- pechne's body. The Issue of the autopsy emerged when the . medical examiner who handled the case, Dr. Donald R. Mills, wai quoted as saying the final decision against an autop- i sy was made by a state police lieutenant attached to the district attorney's office. Mills declined to discuss the matter Thursday night, but said he would meet with newsmen today. The state police lieutenant, George Killen, was unavailable for comment. The measure is more stringent than a bill previously passed by the House which would impose liability only for negligent actions resulting In oil slicks. The Senate bill, approved unanimously by the committee, would excuse liability only for acts of war, acts of God, negligent acts by the government, and actions by outside parties if they can be proved. Liability limits would be $14 million, or $125 a gross ton, in the case of vessels, and $125 per ton of oil in storage or transit in the case of pipelines and other shore fa- complained to Bell Telephone Co. The .company then attached the* pen register to Mrs. James' line and also asked Mrs. McMurray to keep a record of the calls she received. Evidence was introduced at the trial showing that Mrs.; James called Mrs. McMurray's „, . . , , , , home five times in a 24-hour i William C. Stuart and Clay Wednesday along a lover s lane period, Oct. 8 and !), l!)67. The LeGrand. in Omaha's northwest outskirts, times corresponded with v Justice Francis H. Becker i He sa 'd the woman apparently records kept by Mrs. concurrc( | in the result, but idled between midnight Tuesday 750,000 complaints a year of abusive and anribying phone calls. Snell was joined In his decision by Chief Justice Theodore G. Garfield and Justices Robert L. Larson, C. Edwin Moore, Karnes, whose permanent Omaha address was not immediately determined. Police records showed that the victim had been born Diana Kay Arneson In Sioux City, fa. According to Elliott, the body was found about 10 p.m. of the the prohi- McMurray of the abusive phone st(oned tne calls she was receiving. ' Polk County District Judge Gibson C. Holliday, however,Ibition a g a i nst unreasonable suppressed the evidence as' searches and seizures being illegally obtained. The state then appealed to the Su- only to law officers. A short dissenting was written by Justice Maurice and 3 a.m. Wednesday. The sheriff's office safd the body was nude from the waist applies down. Elliott said a pair of women's shorts and bloody opinion panties were found at the dead- end lane. He said there was an ,1 cilities. However, Dist. Atty. Edmund! The House bill provides a Dinis said Thursday that he! limit of $100 a ton up to a total would have preferred an au-| of $10 million. preme Court. Thursday's ruling ordered E. Rawlings and concurred in i area of matted and b , oody Holliday to go on with the trial by Justice M. L. Mason.' i . . _, . . . . and receive the evidence. < Rawlings wrote that Judge j grass about 75 feet from where The majority opinion, written Holliday was correct in sup- the body was found, by Justice Bruce M. Snell, said p r e st i n g evidence of calls Police In Sioux City Thurs- the use of the pen register did recorded by the pen register. day were attempting to locate not violate either the Fourth- Rawlings cited a section ofj her mother, identified as Amendment of the U.S. Con- the Federal Communications j Mrs. Beaulah Shearer of stitution, which prohibits unrea-j Act of 1934, which says: ''Noj Sioux City. topsy. "An autopsy is best in cases like these because it clears the air and there room left sonable searches and seizures, j persons not being authorized by or the Fifth Amendment, which j the sender shall intercept • any Vessels using U.S. ports j says a person cannot be com would be required to show fi- j pelled to testify against him- nancial responsibility of $100 a self. ton under the Senate bill. ' "Here there was no wiretap ! munication to any person." ; communication and divulge j... the existence . . . effect or j means of such intercepted corn- Authorities said Mrs. Karnes and her husband have been separated. A search.-••for the husband and seven children continued Thursday afternoon. Indict 5 Narcotics Agents For Perjury in Dope Cane By Howard Hertel and Gene Blake it) Tht Lot Angeles Times LOS ANGELES, CALIF. — Five federal narcotics agenU were indicted Thursday on charges they conspired to »end a suspected dope peddler to prison with perjured testimony. U.S. Atty. Matt Byrne said the agents manufactured a story that they saw David Perea Romero enter a telephone booth where they later found a packet of heroin. Romero never booth, nor was entered the any heroin found there, Byrne said. But on the agents' testimony, Romero was convicted of concealing il- 1 e g a 1 1 y-imported heroin and sentenced to 15. years. Appealing Conviction He has been free on bond pending appeal. Byrne said he will file documents immediately with the circuit court of appeals setting forth the new information. Three of the agents have resigned and two were suspended Wednesday, Byrne said. The 12-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury here charged conspiracy to obstruct justice, filing false reports, perjury, subornation of perjury and deprivation of rights. Named in all 12 counts was Arthur J. MeriBlesohn, 45, of Sierra Madre, Calif., a group supervisor, who directed the acts of the other agents. He has been a federal narcotics agent M years, 15 in the Bureau Narcotics' New York office. of Charged with nine counts was Irving Upschutz, 41, of Los Angeles, who resigned last month after U yean •• a federal narcotics agent. Chris Saiz, 37, of Salt Lake, City, was named in-four counts. He has been with the Bureau of Narcotics six years and most recently was in charge of the Salt Lake City office. Story Concocted Charged with three counts was Joe A. Downing, 36, of New Braufels, Tex. He resigned from the bureau in March, 1967, after seven years of service. Harry J. Watson, 43, now a Special agent with the Flor> Ida Law Enforcement Bureau In Tampa, was named in two counts. Be resigned In INI after eight years with the federal bureau of narcotics. Mendelsohn and Saiz were suspended. Byrne said the agents were trailing Romero on May 10, 1966, when they saw him throw a packet from his car. The packet, which contained heroin, was recovered and Romero was arrested, Byrne said. However, the agents felt that the circumstances did not constitute probable cause to make an arrest, so the telephone booth story was concocted, according to Byrne. Introducing the banana with a second skin. We're putting a second skin of tough, bruise-resistant plastic'on Chiquita Bananas. A second skin that goes on In th« tropics and stays on till you get the bananas safely home. 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