The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on April 14, 1975 · Page 10
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Page 10-THK HERALD. Provo. Ulah. Monday. April H. 1975 Supreme Court: Military Base Issue Accepted WASHINGTON i UPI > - The Supremo Court today agreed to deride whether political speeches and handbills can tx 1 frwly distributed on military bases despite objections it would subject troops to antiwar speeches and propaganda The justices will hear the case next term The 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that 1972 antiwar presidential candidate Benjamin Spock had a right to deliver a campaign speech at Ft. Dix. N.J.. a basic training posl forGIs then headed for Vietnam In another major First Amendment case, the Court agreed to decide whether divorce suits involving prominent personalities arc essentially private, thereby forcing the media to meet high standards of accuracy in news stories In the Spock case, the Defense Department argued that military bases should remain neutral during political campaigns and deny access to all political candidates. The government added that permitting antiwar speeches at training posts was a threat to discipline. The 3rd Circuit said such speeches might be barred from maximum security installations, but that Ft. Dix, like many major posts, is essentially open to the public. Since most civilians could enter the post at will, so could politicians, the court said. The libel suit was brought by Mary Alice Firestone against Time magazine. She was awarded $100,000 for a Time "Milestones" paragraph slating she was divorced because of adultery. The Florida Supreme Court affirmed the award twice, holding that divorce is a matter of private, rather than public concern, and therefore Mrs. Firestone did not have to prove Time was malicious in printing the news story. In other actions, the Court: —Agreed to decide next term whether a Louisville, Ky., police chief can be sued by a man who was listed in a flyer as an active shoplifter although the charge was later dismissed in court. —Accepted for review a dispute over who can peddle hotdogs on street corners in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans. A city ordinance effectively limited Ihe concession to one firm, and another one sued. —Suspended Watergate figure John Ehrlichman from Supreme Court practice for 40 days. Ehrlichman has that time to persuade the Court he shouldn't be permanently disbarred for his conviction in the cover-up. —Rejected a plea by Alfred A. Flowers At FDR Estate Mark Death HYDE PARK, N.Y. (UPI) Wreaths of flowers quietly marked the 30th anniversary Saturday of the death of Franklin D. Rooevelt, who overcame polio to hold the U.S. presidency longer than any other man in the nation's history. Members of the two federal agencies which now operate the estate placed wreaths at the graves of the 32nd president and his wife, Eleanor. They are buried in the family rose garden Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr., one of the former president's sons, visited the gravesite, as did many of the federal employes who work at the 33-acre ostate along the banks of the Hudson River. The gounds reflect winter's starkness now. It will be weeks before the flowers in the rose garden are in bloom. "It's not a joyous time," said one employe. Instead, he said, it is a time to pause and "just...remember him." It was here that Roosevelt began a career which first took him to the New York State Senate in 1911 and made him an assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy in 1913. In the Hyde Park mansion, where he was born, Roosevelt mapped the political strategy which saw him ignore his crippling polio to become New York governor in 1929 and president in 1932. He died April 12,1945 in Warm Springs, Ga. The Roosevelt home, about 85 miles north of New York City, was opened to the public shortly after his death. Officials said thjey expect between 200,000 and 300,000 tourists to visit the estate this year. Knopf publishers to hasten their decision on whether to grant review of a successful effort by the CIA to prevent publication of a seasilive book by former CIA employes —Agreed to rule on the constitutionality of a New York law, struck down in lower courts, requiring a debtor to prove his property was wrongfully sei/ed by creditors before he can get it hark —Agreed to rule on whether an accounting firm can be liable for damages because of alleged negligence in auditing the accounts of a securities firm that went bankrupt Ehrlichman Suspended On Practice WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Supreme Court today suspended convicted Watergate defendant John D. Ehrlichman from practicing before the high court. The Court acted after it had been notified by the California State Bar that Ehrlichman had been suspended in the state supreme court, effective March 18, until further notice. The order by the federal tribunal gave Ehrlichman 40 days to say why he should not be disbarred. Orders of this kind are usually routine when a lawyer has been suspended indefinitely or disbarred in a stale court. The action as to Ehrlichman, the former No. 2 aide to President Richard M. Nixon, is the lasl involving Watergate coverup figures who were members of the Supreme Court bar. Quints Born Saturday Doing Well BERN, Switzerland (UPI) Doctors said today quintuplets born Saturday "are doing relatively well." "The babies, born two months prematurely, are doing relatively well but have to remain in oxygen tents," the doctors said in a statement released by the General Hospital in this Swiss capital. The molher, Ruth Winterberger, 33, had been taking fertility hormones because she was unable to have children. The father, 32-year-old Roland Winterberger, is a carpenter. At first doctors predicted twins and then triplels. Just 10 days before the multiple birth, the prediction was for quadruplets and the parents had already chosen the names. They then had to find a name for the fifIh baby, a boy. "We will have to be more careful with money but we are very happy," the father said. 13 Killed In 2 Fires BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (UPI) — Five members of one family were killed and two others injured in a fire that destroyed their residence here late Sunday night, police said. The dead were identified as Mrs Ida Garlan, and her children, Bill, Junior, Judy and Agnes Their ages were not immediately available. Another daughter, Jerlene, about 20, was burned in thf blaze but managed to jump from a second floor window of the home. She was taken to Mary Rutan Hospital here and later transferred to University Hospital in Columbus where she was being treated in the in tensive care unit. BEU1JUI, Ala (UPIi - Nine children who were burned to death in a house fire may have been the victims of a marital spat, police said. Authorities declined to discuss many aspects of the arrest of Sylvester Brown Jr., 27, charged with the deaths of his five children and four others, saying it could jeopardize their case. Brown is in the Lee County Jail at Opelika without bond, charged with the Friday night deaths of nine children, ranging in ages from 14 years to 5 months, in a fire at the home of Emma I^ee Patterson, grandmother of the Brown children. Teachers, Students Locked Out EAST HAVEN, Conn (UPI) - F\iblic school teachers and students were locked out of school and angered parents picketed City Hall today as the Board of Education stood fast by its position that it was broke. About 95 teachers and a handful of students tried to enter tbfi town's eight sr.'hnols despite the School Board's announcement last week they would be closed. The teachers signed lists to prove they had tried to work and the students went home, said Joseph Riccio, president of the teacher's union. It was the first time in the recent history of the state that a municipal school system declared itself insolvent and shut down. Mayor Frank Messina's offices in City Hall were picketed by a number of parents and citizen groups irate over the school closings, but Messina blamed the board of education "If budgeting limits are established in any departmenmt, then it is up to that department to pare down its requests within its own structure to meet the amount of dollars it gets to operate,"he said. "I can't see why the Board of Education is any different from any other department.'' Riccio said he and other officers of the East Haven Education Association were to meet later today with the Connecticut Education Association to discuss ways of forcing the School Board to reopen the schools. The issue may be resolved Tuesday, when school officials are due in New Haven Superior Court to answer a complaint against the closings by town officials. The School Board voted to close the schools after the Board of Finance denied it a $333,000 appropriation to meet its operating budget for the remainder of the school year. Israelis Up Holiday Caution; Allon to U.S. FORMER AUSTRALIAN BOMBER PILOT John Hampshire, holding his flight log, said he helped kill volunteer American prisoners in a World War II poison gas experiment. He said the life-term prisoners were told if they survived their sentences would be commuted, but none survived. UPI Telephoto ^Volunteer' Poison Gas WW II Deaths Charged SYDNEY (UPI) - A former Australian bomber pilot said today he helped kill volunteer American prisoners in a World War II poison gas experiment. John Hampshire, a retired air force captain, said in a telephone interview with UPI thai he and olher pilots "carpet bombed" a Barrier Reef island in 1944 with 360 gas cannisters, wiping out all life almost instanlaneously. "I was lold laler thai prisoners serving life sentences in United States jails had been brought to the island as volunteers in the poison gas test," he said. "They had apparently been told that if they lived through the tests their sentences would be shortened. "But none of them lived." Australian Minisler for Defense Lance Barnard loday ordered a full invesligalion into Hampshire's accusations, which were published in Australian News Ltd. newspapers. Hampshire said because of secrecy in the experiment he never learned how many prisoners were on the island off Cairns -MO miles north of Brisbane —when it was bombed on January 21,1944. "The bombing mission was led by a U.S. officer, Lt. Col. Jess Crowther of the 5th U.S. Air Force, then based at Charters Towers in Northern Queensland, "he said. "It was a couple of days after the attack that Crowther told me we had killed the prisoners and sheep and goats that had been put on Ihe island in bombshelters 30 feet deep, similar to Japanese shelters on Ihe Pacific island of Tarawa." Hampshire said an island, aboul half a mile wide, had been chosen and dug out to resemble, as close as possible, Tarawa, where Japanese soldiers had survived American bombardment in deep shelters. HUNGRy® HERBERT THE FAMILY SPECIAL HAMBURGERS $100 IN LOTS OF 5 MON. - TUES. - WED. D , OREM " N PROVO V N SPRINGVIILE ~ AMERICAN FORK MARCH SPECIAL The Qrigin3l Double Deck Hamburger Chilled Lettuce Salad French Fries & Reg. Coke BIG BOY It's the real thing. Coke. 366 No. University, Provo University Mall, Orem FAMILY RESTAURANT (Oiler expires 3/30/75) By United Press International Israeli security forces today stepped up precautions against possible Arab commando attacks on the eve of the Israeli Memorial Day and Independence Day holidays. Israeli Foreign Minister Yigal Allon departed for Washington and talks with American officials on the recent rift in U.S.-Israeli relations. He said before leaving Israel he was not prepared to give up anything not already offered during Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger's recent Middle East tour. The Israeli newspaper Ma'ariv said today the Soviet Union has hinted it will go along with some small changes in the cease- fire lines if Israel returns to its borders before the 1967 Middle East war. Ma'ariv said Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin disclosed the Soviet suggestion during ;i Fighting Halted In Bierut BEIRUT (UPI) - Lebanese security forces stormed the Ein Rummaneh section of Beirut today, halting gunfighls between Palestinians and Lebanese rightists that left dozens of persons dead and wounded. The fighting started Sunday when the militia of the predominately Christian Pha- langist party skirmished with the guerrillas. A government statement said 22 Palestinians were killed and 19 wounded when the Phalangists opened fire on a Palestinian bus in Ein Rummaneh. closed-door cabinet meeting Sunday. Rabin said Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin discussed the question of slight adjustments in the borders during an encounter in Washington recently with Israeli Ambassador Simcha Dinitz, Ma'ariv said. Rabin said publicity about recent meetings in Jerusalem of unofficial Soviet representatives with Israeli leaders put the tenuous contacts with the Soviet Union in jeopardy, according to Ma'ariv. Israel and the Soviet Union have not had diplomatic relations since the Six-day war in 1967 Ma'ariv said cabinet ministers did not press Rabin for details of the unofficial Israeli- Soviet contacts Allon stopped off in London today for talks with British Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Foreign Secretary James Callaghan. No details of the talks were disclosed. Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu, the first Communist head of state to visit Jordan, arrived in Amman today for talks with King Hussein, government officials said. During his four-day official visit, Ceausescu will discuss economic cooperation, bilateral relations and Middle East developments, officials said. Iraqi Vice President Saddam Hussein arrived In Moscow today for talks with Soviet leaders and got a high-ranking welcome at Vnukovo airport, Tasssaid. Three members of the ruling 16-member Politburo greeted Hussein, including Premier Alexei N. Kosygin, Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko and Central Committee Secretary BorisPonomarev. "I think there is some misunderstanding between us and the United States," Allon told a news conference at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. "I don't think there is a crisis between us, but I begin to feel some indication about the possibility of pressure on Israel. "I think it would be good to tell our friends in the United States that any compromise which Israel is ready to make within the context of a political agreement will be done without any pressure." Allon will tour the United States during his two-week slay to help raise funds for Israel. The strain in relations between Israel and the United States developed after Kissinger failed last month to bring about a second stage troop withdrawal agreement based on another Israeli pullback in the Sinai desert. Police Kill Slayer of 2 WHEATON, Md. (UPI) - A white man calmly walked up to a car Sunday and shot at the black occupants, then walked away and shot at another. He kept shooting until two people were dead, five were wounded and he was killed by a police shotgun. Police said they think the man could have had racial motivations for the shooting. A police spokesman said the gunman was an unemployed carpenter who lived with his mother and had a collection of rifles and shotguns with a large quantity of ammunition at his home. HAMBURGERS MON. TUE. WED, at all "D&& Drive Ins SATURDAY'S WARRIOR HAS BEEN SEEN BY 24,200 PEOPLE IN UTAH VALLEY OVER THE PAST FIVE WEEKS. HAVE YOU SEEN IT? A Few Tickets Left For Final Performances. 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