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THE MICHIGAN DAILY Friday, July 3, 1970
Friday, July 3, 1970
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
a civil rights weapon that was
largely abandoned a year ago,
the Department of Health, Edu-
cation and Welfare yesterday
threatened t h r e e segregated
southern school districts with
loss of federal funds unless they
dismantle dual systems for
blacks and whites.
Secretary Elliot L. Rickhard-
son said the districts' federal
education money would be cut
off in 30 days unless they com-
ply with desegregation guide-
With one exception, the cutoff
device-used extensively by the
cut southern schools'
Johnson administration to en-
force Supreme Court desegrega-
tion orders-has lain dormant
since last August.
Named yesterday as targets
for loss of federal assistance
were the Hendry County Board
of Public Instruction in Florida,
Nacogdoches Independent School.
District in Texas and the Ches-
ter County School District in
The South Carolina and Flor-
ida districts were among hold-
out, segregated southern districts-
threatened with legal action by
the Justice Department. -
Richardson said his depart-
ment will "maintain communi-
cation" with the three districts
and "provide all assistance nec-
essary to bring them into com-
pliance with the law."
Spokesmen for the depart-
ment could not say immediately
how much money is involved
in the cutoff threat.
The only other such action in
the past 10 months was May 12
against the Pewitt Independent
School District at Omaha, Tex.
The district's federal funds have
been shut off.
Nixon administration officials
indicated last year they pre-
ferred taking holding districts
to court through desegregation
suits rather than ending federal
asistance. They maintained the
cutoffs hurt the students, black
as well as white, more than the
school boards responsible for the
Civil rights groups, however,
saw the policy shift then as a
backing away from the federal
commitment to end illegal segre-
gation in Southern schools.
Jerris Leonard, chief of the
Justice Department's civil rights
division,rhinted Wednesday the
administration would resume
use of the cutoff provision of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964 to gain
Asked about the possibility
'following a meeting with Rich-
ardson, Atty. Gen. John N.
Mitchell and Postmaster Gen-
eral Winton M. Blount, Leonard
replied: "That's a potential
course of action."
But Leonard indicated the
administration will attempt to
avoid using "an iron fist"
against districts that have es-
caped federal legal action for
16 years after the high court's
dictum to erase dual school
facilities for blacks and whites.
After the Wednesday meet-
ing Leonard said the emphasis
this fall would be on securing
local cooperation as it has been
for most of this year.
He did not rule out the pos-
sibility of bringing statewide
suits in areas where school
segregation is too widespread to
handle by individual litigation,
"DAZZLING AND TO THE POINT!"
-Penelope Gillioft, The New Yorker
-Joseph Morgenstern, Newsweek
Army throws out
WASHINGTON (P) -- The
Army Court of Military Review'
yesterday threw out mutiny
convictions against 12 soldiers
who were involved in a 1968 sit-
downwdemonstration at the San
Francisco Presidio stockade.
At the same time, the review
court upheld court-martial con-
viction of the 12 on the lesser
offense of willful disobedience
of an order of a commissioned
The court also affirmed find-
ings against a 13th soldier who
was convicted of willful dis-
The action completes review
of court-martial convictions
handed out to a total of 24 sol-
diers in connection with the
Presidio incidentmon Oct. 14,
1968. Thus all 23 men convicted
of mutiny have been cleared
of that charge.
Previously, one case was
thrown out and convictions of
10 other soldiers were reduced
from mutiny to disobedience of
The 24 soldiers were tried
af terthey sat down near the
stockade in protest against what
they called mistreatment by
guards, poor food unsanitary
living conditions and overcrow-
After refusing an order to go
back to the stockade, most of
them were charged with mutiny.
Courts-martial levied sen-
tences as severe as 15 years in
prison and dishonorable dis-
The military review court has
reduced penalties to bad con-
duct, discharges, forfeiture of
pay and allowances and im-
prisonment at hard labor for as
much as one year.
The new Army announcement
said conviction of Pvt. Danny R.
Seals of Orangevale, Calif., on
charges of disobedience of an
order was upheld along with a
sentence of bad conduct dis-
charge, confinement at hard
labor six months and forfeiture
of all pay and allowances.
In the case of the other 12,
the review court held that the
evidence "was sufficient as a
matter of fact to support a con-
viction of the offenses of mu-
But the Army review court
held that the evidence sustained
court martial findings of guilty
of the willful disobedience
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July 3 and 4
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ATTY. GEN. JOHN MITCHELL yesterday outlined guide-
lines police should follow in handling political demonstrations.
In a speech at San Antonio, Tex. Mitchell said peaceful exercise
of freedom of speech and assembly should be encouraged by state
and local officials even though it may create some inconvenience.'
Police must "realize that most large political demonstrations
may entail a certain amount of inconvenience to local residents, may
impose additional expenses on local taxpayers and may engender!
widespread community hostility to demonstrators," the attorney
"Given our times," Mitchell added, "we cannot expect political
demonstrations to be conducted like prayer meetings."
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