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Sewer, Water Hikes Seen Proposed City Budget Totals The proposed City Budget, released the total $98,956 increase is due to salary to $34.50. penditure. today by City Manager Frank Culross, increases for city employes totals $2,455,900. \ The City manager, at the same time, The proposed budget represents an recommends to the City Council a increase in spending of $98,956 over this decrease in the' city tax rate of 10 cents general government, public safety, He also recommends, however, an The City Manager suggests an m- public works, health, recreation, em- increase in sewer and water rates. crease of $43,956, or 2.2 percent in the pioye benefits and other costs. Budget Recommendations city's general fund expenditures, from In the second area, water fund, a Budget increases are recommended in $2,010,639 this year to $2,054,400 in 1972. budget increase of $37,950 is suggested, y'e^ a^o^o^ADout^So'^ per$i000 aS se SS edv a luation,from$34.60 theInTee major areas of city ex- The general fund includes costs for from $195,000 to $232,9507 ill JOURNAL VOL. 26. NO. 3471 Daily Entered As Second Class Matter Post Office Ogdensburg, N.Y. OGDENSBURG, N.Y., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4,1971 Republican Established 1830 Journal Established 1858 This'includes costs for administration, billing, accounting and operation of the water and sewer division of ' the Department of Public Utilities. The third area, the sewer fund, would Continued on Page 13. HIGHLIGHT Autopsy performed on accident victim - Story page 13. SINGLE COPY 15 cents PROTEST NUCLEAR BLAST. Students from St. Lawrence College in Cornwall demon- strated late Wednesday afternoon on the United States planned Amchitka Nuclear bomb blast to take place off C^e coast of Alaska. This was the scene at the Cornwall- Massena International bridge yesterday.— .Photo by Richard S. Podgurski. Seeking Court Appeal WASHINGTON (AP) — Opponents of a giant underground nudear explosion put final touches on a Supreme Court ap- peal today as last-minute preparations for the blast went ahead on Amchitka Island off the Alaska coast. Environmentalist groups, turned down Wednesday by a U.S. Court of Appeals, said they still hoped to prove that the test scheduled for 5 p.m. EST Saturday is unsafe. Meanwhile, to dramatize his faith in the safety of the test, Atomic Energy Commission Chairman James R. Schlesinger planned to fly to Alaska today to be present for the test of the Spartan antiballistic missle warhead. Seven conservationist groups, headed by the Committee for Nuclear Responsibility, say' the explosion is likely to set .off earthquakes and tidal waves, spring radioactive waste into the air and kill fish and seals in the northern Pacific Ocean. They say the government suppressed evidence about environmental dangers by keeping secret adverse reports and withholding government conclusions from a public statement required by law on potential hazards. Among the evidence cited by the environmentalists was a secret report written by President Nixon's chief environmental adviser in December 1970, which said the Amchitka explosion could trigger a chain reaction of ear- thquake^ all a<yoss the Pacific Ocean. Russell T£. Train, chairman of the President's Council on Environmental Quality, said in the report that tests smaller than the five-megaton explosion planned Saturday had set off quakes of less intensity than the blasts. But\ he said there was no assurance that the Amchitka test—code-named Cannikin— would follow that pattern. The Justice Department had sought unsuccessfully in two weeks of tangled court fights to keep the Train document and others secret. Train declined personal comment on his report, but his lawyer on the council said the AEC's environmental-impact statement had considered all the possibilities Train listed. Though turning aside the en- vironmentalits' attempt to halt the blast, the appeals court opinion said, \In our view the case does present a sub- stantial question as to the legality of the proposed test.\ Complaining of the limited time available to study hundreds of pages of technical documents, the three judges said, \We are in no position to calculate the dangers from the Cannikin test.\ They said their decision to allow the State Spending Frozen As Result Of Election ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York State's budget director has imposed a temporary freeze on increased state spending in the wake of Tuesday's defeat at the polls of Gov. Rockefeller's $2.5-billion transportation bond issue proposal. The targets for cuts in spending, he added, should be lined up within a week. New construction and hiring were cited as possible early victims. \We've put the lid on spending for the time being until we can make a thorough assessment of where we stand finan- cially,\ budget chief Richard Dunham said Wednesday. His order, released within 18 hours after the results of the referendum became clear, notified all state departments that \approval of all ac- tions which would generate increased expenditure levels during the current fiscal year\ would be suspended \until further notice.\ Dunham attributed the necessity for his action to \the fiscal crisis resulting from the defeat of the proposed tran- sportation bond issue.\ Rockefeller said Wednesday in New York that there will be a \lot of suffering in this state\ as a result of the bond issue's defeat. He scheduled a strategy meeting with the legislature's Republican leaders at his Pocantico Hills home Saturday. The bond issue was rejected by an almost two-to-one margin of nearly 1 million votes. In a formal statement, released by the governor's offjce, Dunham said his suspension order would extend to the \filling of all positions which become vacant, new contracts, new equipment, out-of-state travel for public employes and similar actions.\ He termed the move \an interim and immediate step undertaken until more detailed plans are developed\ to deal with the state's fiscal situation. Dunham predicted that within a week his agency would be able to advise the governor on some more specific areas for cost-cutting within the budget. .\Some steps we can take immediately under executive authority; others will require legislature approval,\ he said. The ultimate goal is to reduce state spending by $770 million—an amount equal to the projected state budget deficit at the end of the current fiscal year, he said. Dunham added',, however, that to expect that cuts could be made equalling the $700-million figure was \unrealistic\ and \almost impossible.\ \I can't envision any new construction project for the remainder of this fiscal year,\ the budget director said, adding that a permanent freeze on hiring to fill state jobs was \ a possibility.\ test to proceed was based, primarily on national security and foreign-policy con- • siderations. Car Sales Breaking Records DETROIT (AP) — U.S. automakers sold more cars in October than in any other month in the industry's history as showrooms overflowed with buyers taking advantage of price savings under the government's economic stabilization program. Traditionally the industry's strongest sales month, October saw the four major U.S. automakers sell 933,713 cars, breaking the old mark of 885,328 set in October 1968. Only 629,152 cars were sold in October 1970, due in part to a strike at General Motors. October sales were 48.5 per cent above October 1970, 14.2 per cent ahead of October 1969 and 5.5 per cent over the 1968 record month. October was .the second full sales month under President Nixon's new economic measures, which led to a rollback in the price increases of new models, promised a lower excise tax and placed a surcharge on imported cars: GM topped the 500,000 sales mark for the first month ever. Ford and American Motors also registered increases, as only Chrysler slipped behind its previous two year figures. Ford President Lee A. Iacocca, after seeing preliminary sales figures for October, predicted a record sales year for the industry. \In fact,\ he said, \the market is very strong, and for all of 1971 it now appears the industry will, for the first time ever, exceed the 10-million car sales mark.\ Iacocca's prediction included import sales, expected to reach about 1.55 million for the year. October import-sales figures for Volkswagen and Datsun, which both had ' to battle the new import surcharge, strengthened .earlier indications that the sharp growth of foreign sales had been stemmed as both reported a drop in sales over the same period a year ago. Volkswagen's October sales dropped from 57,858 last year to 34,853 this year, while Datsun reported sales of 11,869 last month, down from 12,446. ^ Chrysler sold 130,636 cars for October compared with 156,641 for the month last year. The only automaker whose yearly sales are running behind 1970 is American Motors. AMC did enjoy a good October, though, selling 30,051 cars, up from 28,088 last year. AMC's marketing vice president, R. William McNeely, gave credit for the surge \to the firm's^ \buyer protection plan\ which gives customers free warranty service on virtually anything that goes wrong with their cars in the first year of ownership. Judiciary Questioning WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee William H. Rehnquist faces more questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee after liberal Democrats expressed concern about his conservative philosophy. But no challenge was raised at a 6V2- hour hearing Wednesday to the legal competence, integrity or judicial temperament of the 47-year-old. Justice Department lawyer—^a top aide to Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell. Sen. James O. Eastland, DMiss., the committee chairman, said Richmond, New York City Eight Policemen Indicted NEWARK, N.J.lAP) — Eightpresent\ and former New York City policemen have been indicted here on charges they accepted bribes to protect an $8 million- a-year numbers racket in The Bronx, N.Y., which had its headquarters in Jersey City. The federal grand jury indictment Mrs. Gandhi Welcomed At White House\ WASHINGTON CAP) — President Nixon met today \with India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and was ex- pected to urge her to join in a mutual pullback of troops massed along the borders of East and West Pakistan. Mrs. Gandhi, who arrived Wednesday night for a two-day official visit, was welcomed at the White House today and told President Nixon she came to the United States \in search of some wise impulse that sometimes works to save humanity from despair.\ In the formal ceremonies on the South Lawn, she said India is belagured and that she is haunted by \a man-made tragedy of massive proportions.\ In this fashion she referred directly to the flight of some, 9.5 million refugees from East Pakistan into India as the result of civil war. Nixon welcomed Mrs. Gandhi warmly as' the leader of the world's largest democracy. He said that \whenever there is tragedy in India the hearts of millions of Americans go out to you.\ He said he knew that her heart was heavy as she arrived here, and most par- ticularly by the recent floods that had caused many fatalities in south India. The meeting between the American and Indian leaders comes at a time of deepening crisis in South Asia as refugees continue to flee from East Pa- kistan at the rate of 30,000 to 40,000 per day. Mrs. Gandhi was reported ready to urge Nixon to use his utmost influence on Pakistan President Agha Mohammed Yahya Khan including a cutoff of all economic aid until a political settlement is reached. The Pakistani president has offered to pull back his army which faces nine Indian divisions on West Pakistan's bor- ders; and seven Indian divisions on the frontiers of East Pakistan. Mrs. Gandhi refused and ordered a mobilization of Indian reserves and state militia. White House officials consider the situation highly inflammable, and the main U.S. effort is expected to focus on steps to cool-things down. In addition to the crisis in South Asia, an intensive discussion of U.S.-Indian relations is likely between Nixon and Mrs. Gandhi. After her meefing at the White House, Mrs. Gandhi will visit the Woodrow Wilson Institute at the Smithsonian In- stitution and attend a reception in her honor given by the Indian ambassador. President and Mrs. Nixon invited 117 guests to a state dinner hrhonor of Mrs. Gandhi tonight, and Friday Mrs. Gandhi is scheduled to meet with Secretary of State William P. Rogers and deliver a National Press Club address. WEATHER Partial clearing tonight with a few lingering snow flurries in western sections. Low in the 20s. Partly cloudy Friday and milder. High in the mid to upper 40s. Winds southwest from 5 to 10 miles per hour out of the west tonight, southwest 5 to 14 tomorrow. Wednesday charged that in 1968 the policemen \contracted\ to accept $1,650 a month in return for preventing the arrest of the operations workers. The indictment also charged 28 other persons with violating interstate gambling and bribery laws. Although U.S. Atty. Herbert J. Stern who announced the indictment would not comment officially, informed sources said the gambling operation was the same one run by Joseph \Joe Bayonne\ Zicareili, who is now \in prison. Stern said several of the policemen • have already been indicted on perjury charges in New York. The indictments came on the heels' -of' testimony before the Knapp Commission, which is in- vestigaBS|~ New York'Sjgwiice depart- ment, that jhany officers are on the take to protect gambling and; narcotics operations. According to the indictment* the payoffs may have reached as high as the Bronx Borough police headquarters. The indictment charged that the \contract\ listed $800 for the headquarters. The 7th Division was to receive $500 • per month, the 48th Detective Squad, $200 a month and the 48th Precinct $150 a month. Stern said there was no evidence that any high-ranking police officials were involved. The eight policemen are Jerome Smolen, James A. Paretti, Edwin Miller, all presently on the force, and Eugene Goddard, William P. McAuliffe, Ramon Rodriguez, Robert J. Stannard and Andrew V. Taylor. The indictments listed one actual payoff allegedly made Jan. 9,1968, when one of the alleged gamblers gave $650 to three of the poHcemen. The indictment described the cash as \insurance money.\ The indictment listed Miller as the bagman for the Bronx Borough headquarters, Paretti for the 7th \Division Goddard for the 48th Detective Squad and McAuliffe for the 48th Pre- cinct- The indictments are reportedly the result of an investigation by the Bronx District Attorney's office into police cor- ruption. One of the former patrolmen, named in the indictment, Stannard, was con- victed of perjury as a result of that in- vestigation. He is serving a three-year prison term. Seven other policemen pleaded guilty in the Bronx investigation. Two received suspended sentences and the rest were acquitted. - * ZicareUi's reputed overseer of the Bronx operation, Ricardo Ramos, of West New York was named in the in- dictment as the man who transmitted the .$650 cash to the policemen on Jan. 8,. 1968. Bronx District Attorney Burton Roberts, during the grand jury in- vestigation in New York, described .Ramos as a \cog in a large scale organized crime syndicate.\ Ramos refused to testify during the bronx hearings and was subsequently found guilty of criminal Contempt and sentenced to six months in jail. According to one police source, the New Jersey gambling operation was doing business in the Bronx at the re- quest of the police officers themselves, because a local bookmaker went broke and the source of graft payments had dried up. At one point, a police source said, the operation was doing $160,000 a week in the Bronx. BULLETIN! WASHINGTON (AP)^President Nixon's price freeze dropped wholesale prices an average of 0.1 per cent in October for the second monthly decline in, a row, the government said today. Va., attorney Lewis F. Powell Jr. would take the witness chair later today after questioning of Rehnquist is completed. Rehnquist and Powell were named by President Nixon to fill the two vacancies on the high tribunal left by retirement of Justices John M. Harlan arid the late Hugo L. Black. Although Powell, 64, also is a con- servative, little opposition has surfaced in and out of Congress to his nomination. Such organizations as Americans for Democratic Action and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights are opposed to Rehnquist's nomination, but they have announced they do not intend to fight Senate confirmation of Powell. The American Bar Association's 12- member committee on the Federal judiciary notified the Senate panel Wednesday of its unanimous opinion that both Rehnquist and Powell are qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. Such liberal Democrats as Philip A. Hart of Michigan, Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, Bireh Bayh of Indiana and John V. Tunney of California did most of the questioning at Wednesday's hearing. Most of the Republicans, in the minority oh the committees still were ' waiting for their turn when an overnight cf&ess was cslled. T- Here age some\of the highlights of the testimony ftehnquist gave iii a_ caliiii deliberate manner in answer to ques- tions put to him: -? He said that government wiretapping is \not an appealing -thing to do and is justified only by exigent . cir- cumstances.\ Such forms of sur- veillance, he said, are legitimate only \to solve a crime or prevent the com- mission of crime.\ A Case is now before the Supreme Court challenging Mitchell's contention that court orders are not required for use of wiretaps on groups or individuals he concludes constitute a national security threat. Rehnquist strongly indicated that, if confirmed, he would disqualify himself from sitting in such cases since he said -he had assisted in - preparing the government's brief in the arguments now before the Court. He testified that the purpose of the Bill of Rights is \to put restraints on the government.\ He said just the fact that a_court decision may restrict the police is no argument against the ruling. The assistant attorney general, ap- pointed to his Justice- Department post in 1969 after practicing law in Phoenix, said he felt Ohio national guardsmen, in firing on Kent State student demon- strators, had made \misguided and. unwarranted use of force.\ But in answer to a question by Ken- nedy, he said he had not urged a federal grand jury investigation. He testified this was out of his bailiwick. Rehnquist said he played only a minor role in the government's attempt to prevent publication of the top-secret Pentagon Papers by several news- papers. Rehnquist said he believes' in the \concept of neighborhood schools\ and \has some reservations about tran- sporting students great distances\ to accomplish desegregation. Rehnquist defended the mass arrests by Washington police of antiwar demonstrators who tried in May to shut down the government. Questioned about antiwar amend- ments offered in Congress, Rehnquist said he has reservations about the con- stitutional power of Congress to pass legislation limiting a President's authority \to preserve or save the lives of men already legally in the field of battle.\ But he said Congress' power to shut off funds to finance a war is so clear that he does not regard it as a debatable con- stitutional issue. INDEX Women's Page Sports Classified Editorial Art Buchwald Jack Anderson TVKorner Comics Page 4 Page 18,19 Page 21 Page 22 Page 22 Page 22 Page 20 Page 23

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