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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22,19$5

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1965 THE MICHIGAN DAILY A i'9

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Kennedy

Delays

Morrissey

Judgeship

WASHINGTON (P)-Sen. Ed- the nor
ward M. Kennedy (D-Mass), his session
voice choked 'with emotion, asked Presi
the Senate yesterday to send back it in J
to committee the nomination of Morriss
Francis X. Morrissey to be a fed- the U.I
eral judge. It did so with no ob- sachus
jections. him to
This surprise action by Kennedy Boston
apparently killed the controversial ship.F
nomination of the 55-year-old ceive $
Bostonian for this session. It would T
require unanimous consent to full th
carry it over until next year. ph
Senate Republican Leader Ever- the flo
ett M. Dirksen of Illinois, leading long-tit
the fight against Morrissey, made of the
a moving response to Kennedy, The
saluting his "sense of responsibil- had de
ity-magnanimity and fairness- were to
complete integrity." was pt
But Dirksen told newsmen after- firmati
ward he "fancied" objections of sena
would be raised against carrying "that a
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HAYNEVILLE, Ala. ()-For the The
second time, an FBI informer mony a
pointed out young Klansman Col- That t
lie Leroy Wilkins, Jr., as the gun- jury. .T
man who killed a white civil rights under
worker from Detroit. their tr
Red-haired Gary Thomas Rowe,
a former Birmingham bartender, Hous
told during 25 minutes of direct first ef
testimony how he and three other Ku Kli
Klansmen followed a car in which a prob
Viola Liuzzo, 39, was shuttling on fina
marchers back from Montgomery Nort]
after the massive walk to the James
Alabama capital March 23. questioi
Rowe was brought into the mittee
courtroom through a side en- about
trance under heavy guard .of FBI said by
agents and state troopers. pell to
"Eventually, vie pulled up," charges
Rowe, 35, said in describing the Appe
chase of the Liuzzo car which ings oc
began in Selma. Bern, N
"The first thing I knew, Wilk- Rep.
ins stuck his arm out of the win- commit
dow, elbow length. Wilkins told during
Eugene Thomas to speed up. Just official
as he pulled up, the woman driv- Mills, c
ing looked at us." Ini th
Rowe, who said he infiltrated tee in
the Klan five years ago at the Mills i
request of the FBI, told the court Klan m
that Wilkins fired two quick shots and th
then several more, and Thomas raise ai
and William O. Eaton fired sev- Willi
eral shots. fact th
"I don't think you hit those pretend
people," Rowe said he told Wilkins. violence
"He smacked my right leg. He violenc
said, 'Baby brother, I don't miss. pelledo
That bitch and that bastard are have co
dead as hell'." Jones
On cross - examination, Rowe and ot]
said he joined the Klan in 1960 tutiona
at the FBI's request. ble self

mination over into the next
1.
dent Johnson can resubmit
January. Or he could give
sey a recess appointment to
S. District Court in Mas-
etts but this would require
give up his $20,000-a-year
Municipal Court judge-
Federal district judges re-
30,000.
Senate Electric
Senate was more nearly
an usual and the atmos-
electric as Kennedy took to
or to defend Morrissey, a
me friend and political ally
Kennedy family.
younger Kennedy said he
etermined that if a vote
aken yesterday, a majority
iepared to vote for con-
on. But, he said, a number
ators had indicated to him
is a result of the widespread

controversy, they are not prepared
to say with certainty that their
doubts have been entirely resolved"
at this time."
Kennedy said, "I would wish any
man placed on the court on my
recommendation to be able to take
his seat free of unresolved con-
troversy-on a record clear and
complete enough so that any fair-
minded person, after study, would
conclude from the record that the
judge has the necessary integrity
and qualifications."
He would want, too, Kennedy.
said, a decision made after "due
deliberation, in a climate free
from the press of adjournment,
the pressures of partisanship and
the atmosphere of controversy."
Humble Beginnings
Kennedy, obviously filled with
emotion, paused and took a drink
of water to regain his voice when
he spoke of Morrissey's humble

beginnings-as one of 12 children
of a poor dockworker in the De-
pression days of the 1930s, "the
family living in a home without
gas, electricity or heat in the bed-
room, their shoes held together
with wooden pegs their father
made."
That, Kennedy said, answers
questions raised about why Mor-
rissey went from Massachusetts
to Georgia in 1932 to a law school
-"He was young and he was
poor."
One reason it took Morrissey
three tries to pass the Massa-
chusetts bar exams, Kennedy said,
was that as 'a child of this family
he could not afford to study law
full time but had to do so at night
and work during the day.
The senator commented that he
had been asked why in view of
the unfavorable publicity about
Morrissey "I would not in my own

interest, ask that it be with-
drawn."
"When a man has been unfairly
attacked and unjustly accused,"
Kennedy said, "I cannot in good
conscience desert him. And I
should not."
Experience Questioned
Kennedy said no one has ques-
tioned Morrissey's integrity and
character, but "one pre-eminent
voice," the American Bar Asso-
ciation, is not satisfied with ex-
perience and legal education. Its
most "serious assault," he said is
on Morrissey's Georgia stay 32
years ago.
Johnson's press secretary, Bill
D. Moyers, said Kennedy told the
President on Wednesday night
that under the circumstances it
seemed to him best to have the
nomination sent back to com-
mittee.
Senate Majority Leader Mike

Mansfield (D-Mont) said he
thinks Kennedy exercised superior
judgment and he agreed that the
votes were available for confir-
mation now. But Mansfield added
if it had been done "in the at-
mosphere which exists at the mo-
ment, the results might have been
anything but beneficial."
Kennedy said he is satisfied the
review will result in Morrissey's
confirmation by a greatly increas-
ed majority and that he will turn
out to be a credit to the federal
judiciary.
He said Morrissey's legal quali-
fications have been found per-
fectly adequate by lawyers and
judges of Massachusetts - "the
men who have tried cases before
him for seven years, the people
who know him best. These are the
people whose causes will stand or
fall on the quality of justice dis-
pensed in his court."

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former
Trialr

Repeats
ITestimony

Court Tests Voting Act

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witness gave similar testi-
at Rowe's first trial in May.
trial ended with a hung
'homas and Eaton also are'
murder indictments but
ials have not yet been set.
Klan Investigation
e investigators made their
fort yesterday to link the
ux Klan with violence, in
e that has focused mainly
nces of the hooded order.
h Carolina Grand Dragon
Robert Jones was closely
ned before the House Com-
on Un-American Activities
an alleged Klan official
investigator Donald T. Ap-
have pleaded guilty to
s growing out of bombings.'
ll said the series of bomb-
curred Jan. 24 around. New
M.C.
Edwin E. Willis (D-La),
Utee chairman, said that
the trial the alleged Klan
, identified as Raymond
hanged his plea to guilty.
eir questioning the commit-
nvestigators alleged that
was not dropped from the
when he changed his plea
at the Klan had sought to
defense fund for him.
s asked Jones, "Isn't it a
at while your organization
ds, to have rules against
e and pretends to be against
e that you have never ex-
a member known to you to
ommitted violence?"
s declined to answer that
her questions, citing consti-
l guarantees against possi-
-incrimination.

Jones has refused the commit-
tee any information other than
his name.
The committee introduced as
evidence a large, framed certifi-
cate which the investigators said
was a Klan charter issued in the
name of an improvement society
of which they said Mills was an
officer.
Appell suggested that this was
only a cover for the Klan, asking
"Isn't it a practice to issue char-
ters under, cover names such as
improvement associations?" Jones
declined to answer.
Question Money Uses
Earlier the investigators prod-
ded Jones about money by pro-
ducing some of the records he
had refused to turn over-income
tax returns.
Those records showed his in-
come took a hefty increase when
he became grand dragon of North
Carolina.
They said Jones enjoyed these
fringe benefits as well:
-A new Cadillac, which Klan
Klaverns all over the state were
assessed to pay for.
-A new Dodge station wagon
they said was paid for out of
Klan funds.
-A death benefit setup for
widows of Klansmen with a built-
in "enormous profit" for the Klan.
They also accused Jones of mak-
ing a false accounting of Klan
finances to a Klan rally at Rock-
well, N.C., last Aug. 22.
Fifth Amendment
As he has done since he started
testifying Wednesday before the

House Committee on Un-Ameri-
can Activities, Jones gave a stock1
reply that he' declined to answerf
because it might tend to incrimi-t
nate him, and cited the Fifth,
First, Fourth and 14th Amend-
ments.
Like Klan Imperial Wizard Rob-t
ert M. Shelton before him, Jonest
has refused to deliver any Klan_
records and documents subpoen-
aed by the committee. He too was
warned that he faces possible con-
tempt of Congress charges.
Chief committee investigator
Donald T. Appell produced Jones's
income tax returns.
School Time
Is
OLYMPIA
TIME

WASHINGTON (P) -The gov-
ernment, invoking a rarely used
constitutional power, asked the
Supreme Court yesterday to affirm
the constitutionality of the 1965
Voting Rights Act.
The Justice Department action
also asks the court to end ob-
struction of the voting law by Ala-
bama, Mississippi and Louisiana.
In those states, state courts have
blocked registrars from enrolling
some of the voters registered by
federal examiners appointed under
the 10-week-old voting law.
The government-for only the
15th time in history and the first
time since 1949-asked the high
court to assume original juris-
diction in the case. This means

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the case directly instead of on
appeal after the normal course
through lower federal district and
appeals courts.
Article 3 of the Constitution
provides that the high court may
assume such jurisdiction "in all
cases affecting ambassadors, other
public ministers and consuls, and
those in which a state may be a
party."
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By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Sen. Stephen
M. Young (D-Ohio) says a mem-
ber of the Central Intelligence
Agency in Viet Nam told, him the
CIA committed atrocities there to
discredit the Viet Cong.
Young, who recently returned
from Viet Nam, said he was told
that the CIA disguised some
people' as Viet Cong and they
committed the atrocities, includ-
ing killing men and raping women.
A CIA spokesman, asked for
comment, said that "as far as our
agents having done such things,
the statement is absolutely false."
* * *
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - The
Royal Swedish Academy has
awarded the Nobel Prize for chem-

istry to an American scientist,
and the prize for physics jointly
to two Americans and a Japanese.
The chemistry award went to
Prof. Robert Burns Woodward of
Harvard University for his con-
tribution to the art of organic
synthesis."
Sharing the, physics prize are
Julian Schwinger of Harvard;
Richard Feynman of the Cali-
fornia Institute of Technology, and
Sin-Itiro Tomonaga of Japan.
* * *
WASHINGTON-Senate-House
conferees knocked out funds to
start the national teachers corps
yesterday as they approved a $4.7-
billion supplemental appropria-
tions bill.
The teachers corps was the sec-
ond major casualty in the con-

ference. Earlier, Senate conferees
had bowed to House insistence on
dropping funds for the controver-
sial rent supplement program.
-* * *
LONDON-Prime Minister Har-
old Wilson announced yesterday
he will fly to Rhodesia in a bid "to
avert the tragic consequences" of
seizure of independence by that
African colony's prime minister,
Ian Smith.
Wilson said in a message to
Smith that he was going to Sal-
isbury not only to talk to him,
but anyone else "whose views I
feel to be relevant to a solution
of this grave problem."

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