Sunday, November 10, 1966
THE MICHIGAN DA"ILN
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CLIMAX TO MANHUNT
King slayer faces trial Tuesday
MONDAY, NOV. 1.1
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Ecumenopolis: The World City
TUESDAY, NOV. 12
Series: JACK FORTNER,
School of Music:
Contemporary Directions in Modern Music
By ARTHUR EVERETT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. ()-Cap-
tive quarry of one of the na-
tion's greatest manhunts, James
Earl Ray is scheduled to go to
trial Tuesday for the assas-
sination of the Rev. Martin
Luther King Jr.
A jury in Shelby County
criminal court eventually will
be asked to determine whether
the 40-year-old escaped convict
fired a' fatal bullet into King's
neck. King, the civil rights ad-
vocate was shot to death from
about 200 feet as he stood on the
balcony of the Lorraine Motel
in Memphis, April 4.
Ray, a quiet, nervous man of
many aliases, was captured in
London June 8, by Scotland
Yard operatives. His seizure
climaxed a record $1.5 million
FBI manhunt, during which
more than 3,000 agents traveled
an aggregate 500,000 miles for
two months along Ray's elusive
The state of Tennessee appar-
ently will have to rely on fit-
ting together all the pieces of
circumstanitial evidence in its
attempt to prove Ray is guilty,
unless the jury is to hear eye-
witness testimony not as yet
A skeletal outline of the
state's case against Ray was
presented at his extradition
hearing in London last June.
after his capture. Presumably,
the prosecution's case was re-
vealed only to an extent deemed
necessary at the time.
The hearing produced this
broad outline :
On March 29, a man said to
be Ray bought a rifle with a
telescopic sight at a Birming-
ham, Ala., shop. The next day
he came back to exchange it
for a Remington 760 rifle, serial
No. 461476, and a telescopic
sight, serial A17350.
A receptionist in a Memphis
motel was quoted as saying that
a man she identified as Ray
booked lodging there April 3.
On the same day, the prosecu-
tion said, a Memphis. store sold
a pair of binoculars; serial No.
DQ408664, with straps, for
$41.05 to a purchaser resem-
Charles Q. Stephens said in
an affidavit that on the day of
King's assassination he was liv-
ing in a Memphis rooming
house, from which, the FBI
claims the fatal shot was fired.
Stephens said he saw the
woman manager, Bessie Brewer,
talking with an unidentified
man outside Apt. 5B, down the
hall from hishown apartment.
King was shot to death at
6:05 p.m. that Thursday in
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A PLOT TO ASSASSINATE President-elect Richard
M. Nixon was disclosed by the Secret Service yesterday.
Two Yemeni men were arrested in a tenement in Brook-
lyn's East Side and later charged with conspiracy to murder
the President-elect. Two rifles were confiscated.
A STRONG EARTHQUAKE rocked the heavily pop-
ulated midwestern United States yesterday without caus-
ing major damage,
The National Earthquake Center in Washington said the
quake registered 5.5 on the 10-point Richter scale, just under
the usual damage point of 6.
From its center approximately 120 miles east ofSt. Louis,
Mo. the earthquake was felt in at least 19 states.
Across the area effected by the quake there were wide-
spread reports of swaying buildings, trembling walls and
desks moving. Large buildings in St. Louis swayed noticeably
for about 10 seconds, according to local residents.
HOPES INCREASED yesterday for the salvaging of
the enlarged Paris peace talks.
Several significant developments over the weekend have
encouraged members of the Johnson administration that the
First U.S. Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker and President
Nguyen Van T'hieu riet yesterday for the first time since Oct.
31. Sources in Saigon said the talks concerned U.S. efforts to
persuade Thieu to join the talks which included the National
Also, officials privately regard as favorable Thieu's pro-
posal for two-sided talks led by the two Vietnams.
Under Thieu's plan the NLF would be part of the North
Vietnamese delegation and would not be a separate entity.
The United States had not taken a public stand on the
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The owner of a store in the
area said that around 6 p.m.
he heard a thud, found a bundle
in front of his store and saw
a white man walk away and de-
part in a small white ,car. A
white 1966 Mustang impounded
by the FBI in Atlanta a week
after the assassination was said
to have been Ray's.
Police who examined the dis-
carded bundle claimed it\ con-
tained binoculars, a rifle and' a
telescopic sight-each bearing
the serial numbers previously
noted. Inside Apt. 5B, they re-
ported finding straps for the
binoculars and a sales receipt
That is the nub of the state's
case against James Earl Ray, in-
sofar' as. it, has been revealed.
From it, there is no indication
that anyone actually saw the
assassin fire the rifle.
There has been no public dis-
closure of motive. The state has
insisted there was no conspir-
acy, although the defense has
Which may be exactly what
the defense intends to claim. On
Oct. 28, the Nashville Tennes-
sean reported the defense will
say Ray was promised $12,000 to
$15,000 "to lead police away
from' the real killers and be-
come the lure in the greatest
manhunt in hitr.
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On Nov. 11th and 12th, there will be a film festival at the Canterbury House in which approximately
twenty-five movement, anti-war and anti-draft films will be shown. Through a variety of techniques and styles,
ir themselves revolutionary, these films depict a world in revolution. We think it is important to reach a large
audience. Accordingly, we will be showing these films, without charge, at the following tihes:
MONDAY, NOV. 11th 3-5:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. HUEY. Why The Blacks Are Arming.
7-12 p.m. 8:30 p.m. HUEY. Why The Blacks Are Arming.
TUESDAY, NOV. 12th 3-5:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 17th PARALLEL. VIETNAM IN WAR.
7-12 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
& 11:30 p.m. 17th PARALLEL. VIETNAMIN WAR.
directed by Joris Ivens. "The purpose of the film, shot in greaw part in the shelters where the Vietnam-
ese prepare for their victory, is to show the extraordinary resistance of a'country which is able to put in
check the most enormous military power ever deployed in this century by virtue of a secret weapon-the
war of the people."
Other films to be shown at these times on Nov. 11th and 12th dre:
LANGUAGE OF FACES.. ...........Winner 11 film Festival Awards.
THE MAGICIAN .. .... . .............Bergamo Film Festival Winner, 1962.
WHICH WAY THE WIND ......... . examines the effects of war propaganda on conscience.
RESISTANCE ........................documentary on Resistance.
THE SURVIVORS . . . . . . . ... . . . . Documentary on the human casualties of war.
THE ACCUSATION..... . . .........made for the War Crimes Tribunal conducted by Lord Russell.
RIOT CONTROL WEAPONS ..... ......some new toys.
END OF A REVOLUTION ..............the death of Che.
HEY, STOP THAT,...... . ......... a satirical look at war.
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