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; ! THE NEWS, Frederick, Maryland Tttetday, June 9, 1971 Page A-3 U. S. Lacking Evidence Of Campus Sniper WASHINGTON (AP) - The man heading the government's probe of student deaths on the Kent State and Jackson State campuses says there is "insufficient evidence" to support officials* claims of sniper fire. "We have at this time insufficient evidence to establish the presence of a sniper," Asst Atty. Gen. Jerris Leonard said of the May 15 deaths of two black youths in a fusillade of police bullets at Jackson State College in Mississippi. His statement directly contradicts the report released last Thursday by Mississippi Gov. John Bell Williams that said an investigation showed state troopers were shot at by a sniper before opening fire on a group of students outside a women's dormitory on the pre- dominently black campus. Leonard is head of the Justice Department's civil rights division and leader of a federal investigation into the fatal shootings by law enforcement authorities of the two youths at Jackson State, four students at Kent State University in Ohio and six men in Augusta, Ga. In an interview, Leonard was asked whether his statement could also be applied to the deaths at Kent State, where Ohio National Guardsmen said they had been fired upon by a sniper before shooting into a crowd of students demonstrating against U.S. military involvement in Cambodia. "Yes, there is insufficient evidence at Kent," Leonard replied. The civil rights chief refused to comment on whether the probes, in the case of Kent State more than a month along, had identified the officers or guardsmen who fired the fatal shots. But he acknowledged, in the case of Jackson State, that "procedural problems" had hindered the investigation by FBI agents and Justice Depart* ment lawyers. "The state patrol has not provided us with the weapons, nor have members of the state patrol been offered for interrogation," he said. Leonard implied the refusal of Mississippi officials to cooperate with the investigation will necessitate calling a federal grand jury to subpoena evidence. Fewer difficulties are being experienced in the Kent State investigation, Leonard said, although there are "unanswered factual and legal questions." He did not elaborate. Leonard's statements came just a few hours before release of a Justice Department report from which a condemnation of police firepower during demonstrations had been deleted. Intended to provide guidance for law enforcement agencies faced with large groups of demonstrators, the original version as shown in advance to newsmen said: "It must be recognized that use of firearms is inconsistent with the government's objective of protecting the lives of its innocent cicitizens." Turning specifically to what authorities said had precipitated the killings at Kent State and Jackson State, the original draft continued: "Even when the lives of law enforcement officers or citizens ·e endangered by sniper fire, great care must be used to as- ure that the individual causing the shooting is the only object of mtice activity involving use of irearms." In the changed version, the eport said only that "the objec- ve of appropriate police action s to assure that a demonstra- on will not deteriorate to the point that use of firearms is ecessary to control the rowd." Originally, it had asserted hat "appropriate police action ill never permit a demonstra- on to deteriorate to the point hat use of firearms is neces- ary to control the crowd." Asked why the final version ad deleted the stronger lan- uage, a Justice Department pokesman refused comment, e said he had not intended, when furnishing reporters with he original draft, that the two opies be compared for specific anguage. A press release accompanying e report said it also would orm the basis for testimony of Deputy Atty. Gen. Richard fleindienst, the Justice Department's No. 2 man, before a Senate committee later this week. On Capitol Hill Monday, three ackson State students urged senate extension of the 1965 federal Voting Bights Act, contend- ng "the only power we have against the bullet is the ballot." "Without the voting rights bill ou'll still have sadistic whites shooting down blacks," Warner iuxtcn, the 26-year-old Jackson State student body president, told a news conference. White House Barred Power To Alcatraz SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The order to cut off electricity to Indian- occupied Alcatraz Island came from the White House, the Coast Guard says. Since occupying the former federal prison last Nov. 20 and claiming the land as their own, the Indians had relied on power from a cable to a lighthouse on the island. It was shut off May 28 "The White House told us to deny electricity to the Indians,' Capt, Charles Scharfenstein, local Coast Guard commandant, told newsmen Monday. It was reported that the cutof was a preliminary step towarc getting the Indians off the island so that it could be made into national park. The Indians had a portabl power generator working Monday night On another front, members o the Pit Indian tribe were arrested at Big Bend, 230 miles north east of San Francisco, and ac cused of trespassing on land of the giant Pacific Gas Electric Co. The Indians say they own the land. Deputy sheriffs arrested 33 Indians Saturday at a company campground and eight Monday In court, at Redding, south of Big Bend, San Francisco attor ney Aubrey Grossman argued for the Indians that in 1963 th federal Indian Claims Commis sion ruled a vast acreage northeastern California hac been illegally taken from the Indians during the gold rush. The federal governmen argues that the Pits agreed to give up their rights to the Ian in recent years in return fo their share of a $29 million set tlement for all California In dians. Judge Billy Colvert set Jun 22 to hear arguments on Grossman's motion to arrest PG for trespassing and said h would rule on the question June 29. Boy Finishes High School In One Year NEWTON, Mass. (AP) "Except for his extraordinary gifts in science, chemisty and philosophy," Roger Antione says of his son Gerald, "he's perfectly normal." Gerald has finished four years of high school work in one year, picked up 52 college credits at the same time and graduated with his class Monday night at Newton High School. He's 14. His father is a mathematics professor at Northeastern University. Gerald plans to attend Northeastern this fall, studying electrical engineering with the class of 1972 during the day, and pursuing a degree in engineering technology at night. He doesn't spend all his time with the books, either. He plays a piano, guitar and the baritone horn and enjoys swimming and ice skating. He speaks French fluently and plans to visit relatives in France this summer. Prof. Antione says that for the most part Gerald has been self- taught and that he coached his son "only when he needed it." 77. Educator, Swings Mace At Protester ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) - A 77- year-old professor of Romance anguages has asserted the authority of Cornell University by swinging its symbol--a mace--on a young demonstrator. Morris Bisho, Alpha Kappa professor emeritus, carried the university mace in Monday's commencement exercises here and used it to beat back a youth Tying to wrest the microphones from university officials. "The mace," Bishop related, "was originally a weapon of of- 'ense in the Middle Ages. Richard the Lionhearted used to carry one at his side all the time. "So I saw no reason why I shouldn't use it for the same purpose. I poked him and pushed him back." Witnesses said Bishop, a stocky man, took the 14-pound silver and gold instrument from his right shoulder and delivered a blow at the young man's side. "He stumbled back a few feet," Bishop said, "then a couple of the strong-arm boys [campus police) took him away." Police arrested three of the demonstrators. Two, a student and a former student identified by university officials as an activist leader during his days on campus, were charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The third man, who police said was not associated with the university, was charged with third degree assault. The 4-foot mace is a tapered silver shaft with a gold terrestrial globe at the top. The globe is surrounded by silver ribs and a f/2 -inch image of a bear holding an oar sits on top. It was designed by Sir Eric Clements of the Goldsmith's Guild of London. Bishop is no stranger to campus disorders, though his research in the subject has centered mainly on the 19th century variety. In a recent talk before the Board of Trustees of the Cornell University Council, Bishop termed current campus demonstrations tame compared to' those of the early 1800s. Speaking on the "lower depths of higher education." he detailed pitched battles with faculty members, horsewhipping and cannon bombardments. On occasion, he said, the faculty fought back. Bill Seeks Speedup Of U.S. Trials WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Sam J. Ervin Jr., charging society is being deprived of the constitutional right to a speedy trial, introduced a bill today to require federal criminal trials start within 60 days of indictment. The North Carolina Democrat and one of the Senate's leading authorities on the Constitution said "we must take steps to make the 6th Amendment right to a speedy trial-- a right so far denied to both society as well as the defendant- a reality after all these years." Ervin said the bill, co-sponsored by Michigan Democrat Philip A. Hart, also provides "a workable and constitutional alternative" to President Nixon's preventive detention proposal now being considered for the District of Columbia. Until recently defense lawyers had little success invoking the speedy trial right of the Constitution. But last month the Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a Florida truck driver who was not tried until TV? years after his arrest. The justices did not define clearly what they consider to be too long a time, but they warnet lower courts to enforce the righ of a defendant to a speedy trial. Ervin's bill would go into effect in four stages, starting first with serious felonies in which defendants have been detainee under high money bail am gradually requiring other felony trials in the federal courts to be held within two months. Tax, antitrust and security cases would be exempt. Each district court would be required to establish plans to carry out the speedy trial mandate and to report to Congress the additional funds and personnel that would be necessary. Ervin is a strong critic of the preventive detention proposal-which would allow 'a judge to jail a defendant without bond i he decided the accused's pas record gave a reasonable indi cation he would commit more crimes while free. Supporters say preventive detention is needed because o what they claim is a high inci dence of repeat crime by per sons out on bond while waiting trials, which may not be helt for months. Ervin's bill also authorize: additional penalties for crime, committed while out on bone and provides for pretrial servic agencies to supervise person awaiting trial. PAGEANT MURA] Mrs. Paula Brunner Abelow of Frederick is shown with the canvas backdrop mural she is painting for the "Fredericktowne 1745-1970" pageant to be presented Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Baker Park bandshell. Program chairman Glenmore V. Rice looks on as Mrs. Abelow completes the work at the Armory. The pageant is part of the city's 225th anniversary celebration. (News - Post Photo) Mobile Home Dwellers Survey To Be Presented by MARGARET HINDMAN Staff Writer At the Thursday meeting of the Frederick County Planning and Zoning Commission, results of a recent survey of mobile home dwellers in the county and proposed changes to the mobile Hearings Scheduled On Dam The $20.5 million Sixes Bridge proposal will return to Senate Subcommittee next Tuesday when the National Parks Association and four or five major conservation groups voice their opposition to the project in anew series of public hearings. The hearings, scheduled for 10 a.m. in room 42 of the New Senate Office Building, will be chaired by Senator Jennings Randolph (D-West Virginia of the Senate Subcommittee on Public Works, The subcommittee will hear opposition from the Audubon Association, the SierraClub, the parks association, and several other groups which will object to the pending Omnibus Public Works BilL The bill consists of a proposal for a series of six new reservoirs on the Potomac River which would increase water supply, aid economic expansion, and provide recreational facilities in the surrounding areas. The Sixes Bridge Dam would be constructed on the Frederick- Carroll County, line, near Keysville, on the Monocacy River. Hearings and plans on the dam have been going on for the last three years. Last September, County Commissioner Charles Collins endorsed the project before the Senate Public Works Committee. Former Mayor John Derr also went on record as supporting the dam construction in earlier public hearings at Winchester, Va., two years ago. State officials have also backed the project. The project would displace some 70 families, three commercial establishments, and would require the relocation of about 4.5 pules of roads. It will, if constructed, take four years to build. FBI Holds Suspect In Theft At Bank BALTIMORE (AP) - The FBI has arrested the third of three men charged with taking more than ?63,000 from an Anne Arundel County bank April 14. Arrested was Ernest C. Adams, 43, while he was on the job as a clerk in a Baltimore food market. Others charged with holding up the Odenton branch of the Bank of Glen Burnie had been apprehended earlier. Opening Monday, June 8,1970 A 4-Hour Dry Cleaning and Shirt Laundry Drop-Off Service For Residents Of Northern Frederick At The Laundromat At 921 East Street Opposite Monocacy Shopping Center Work in by 9 a.m., back by 1 p.m.; In by 1 p.m. back by 5 p.m. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily--Closed Sundays All work performed and guaranteed by a reputable Frederick establishment, whose name we can't mention in print due to their franchise rules, bat by dialing 663*5000 during opening week, you can get name and details. Opening Week Special -- Any customer whose order totals over $5.00 will receive a ticket, for a free $1.00 hot wax .application with their next car wash at Frederick Car Wash -- 1 8 1 4 Rosemont Avenue ome ordinances will be pre- ented by members of the plan- ling staff. Of all single dwelling units xught in the United States in last year, 40 percent were mobile homes, according to na- ional government statistics. Mobile homes have been heralded by President Nixon as one of the foremost solutions o the housing shortage and are cited as the one thing that may stave off some of the need for public housing in towns and cites. The local planning and zoning commission has called a mora- orium on decisions concerning ocation of mobile home parks in this county until completion of the fact-finding survey by the staff. Planner Laurence Johnson, in harge of the survey, explained the purpose of the poll as an effort to find out about the people who live in the county's mobile home parks. There are 10 parks in Frederick County, ranging in size from 3 to 83 | dwellers. The average income of Frederick County mobile home dwellers is between $8,000 and $10,000, considerably higher than the average for the county design standards than in most counties, he said. The current regulations dealing with mobile home parks allow location in A-l agricultural of approximately $5,000 in I960, areas providing certain restrict- The majority of mobile home! ions are met as follows: that owners prefer that type of dwel- the area have 200 feet front- ling over an apartment, John- age on a county primary or son noted. There is a "fierce pride" in home ownership in the population interviewed by the planners, he said. Another common but unfounded objection to mobile homes is their reputed instability. The survey found no greater mobility than demonstrated by the average Frederick County citizens, and probably less than would be found in a metropolitan suburban area. More than half of the mobile home dwellers are employed in Frederick County, with the 53 percent working here slightly less than the average for the county as a whole. Montgomery state road, that it total five acres of ground, that it be located in accordance with the county comprehensive plan, that it not be within 200 feet of a church, school or institution for human care and that it is not in a flood plain. Regulations on location of single mobile homes are even more restrictive, according to the planners. Johnson commented that "piecemeal" revisions and amendments had been added to the ordinance in the past few years, as the pressure for housing has increased, "We can't deny the impact of the mobile units. County provides employment for I home park," Johnson said, in 32 percent of the mobile home relieving the current housing shortage. The proposed ordinance for The results of the survey will A return of 88.8 percent of 'be presented to the commission j mobile_ home^ parks in the coun- the questionnaires provided an ~ ' " - · « · ---·" i-- *--· extremely reliable sample of mobile home dwellers and yielded some unexpected information. According to preliminary calculations, the average household size is smaller than the county average for single family dwellings and the number of children per household is less. Johnson pointed out that mobile home dwellers, like apartment dwellers, have fewer school age children than the average household, deflating the often- voiced fear that if a mobile home park is allowed, area schools will become overcrowded. Thursday in conjunction with results of surveys taken by HUD in 1968, by Carroll County in 1969 and by the state of Pennsylvania in bordering Cumberland County in 1967. The planners have in addition compiled ordinances dealing with mobile homes from all counties and major cities in Maryland as well as from bordering Pennsylvania and Virginia counties. According to planning director Richard Crombie, Frederick County currently has "one of the tightest mobile home ordinances short of exclusion" of any county in the state. The local ordinance incorporates more ty which will be presented to the commission Thursday is considered by the planning staff to be "more realistic" than the present one. The public meeting is expected to last all day, beginning at 10 a.m., and will include a background presentation of mobile home policy followed on the national, state and county levels as well as the detailed results of the local survey A recommendation on the proposed ordinance will be made by the planning and zoning commission to the county commissioners, with whom the final decision rests. FREDERICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER 1970 SCHEDULE JUNE 22nd - JULY 31st DAY SECTION COURSES CREDITS INSTRUCTOR TIME Survey of Art English Composition World Literature Elements of Geography History of West. Civilization Developmental Ed. (Study Skills) Developmental Ed. (Stuty Skills) Mathematics (Review) Introduction to Mathematics Personal Typing EVENING SECTION COURSES 3 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 3 0 CREDITS General Biology Business Law Public Relations Personnel Management Introduction to Elect. OP Fortran Programming Educational Psychology English Composition English Composition and Lit. American Literature Health Education History of the US (to 1865) History of the US (1865 to present) Developmental Ed. (Study Skills) Developmental Ed. (Study Skills) Mathematics Review Introduction to Mathematics Fundamental Concepts of Arith. Introduction to Philosophy General Psychology Speech Fundamental* Sneech Fundamentals Introduction to Sociology Introduction to Sociology Personal Typing SATURDAY COURSE 4 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 0 0 0 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 0 CREDITS Riner Thompson Thompson Millington Millington Smith/ Ondrejack LuUrell/ Sussmann Winn INSTRUCTOR Damsteegt Davis Davis Clark TBA -TBA Wilson TBA Winters TBA TBA Lewis Lewis Smith/ Ondrejack Luttrell/ Sussmann TBA Van Hook Wilson Herring/ Hunker Shaw Shaw Winn INSTRUCTOR 8:00- 9:40 8:00- 9:40 10:00-11:40 8:00- 9:40 10:00-11:40 8:00- 9:40 10:00-11:40 8:00- 9:40 10:00-11:40 10:00-11:40 TIME 6:00-9:40 6:00-7:40 8:00-9:40 8:00-9:40 6:00-7:40 8:00-9:40 8:00-9:40 8:00-9:40 8:00-9:40 6:00-7:40 6:00-7:15 6:00-7:40 8:00-9:40 6:00-7:40 8:00-9:40 6:00-7:40 8:00-9:40 8:00-9:40 8:00-9:40 6:00-7:40 6:00-7:40 8:00-9:« 6:00-7:40 8:00-9:40 8:00-9:40 TIME Graff under »:30 A,M.-2:30 P.M. 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