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) JOURNAL VOL. 26, NO. 3478 Daily Entered As Second Class Matter Post Office Ogdensburg, N.Y. OGDENSBURG, N.Y. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16,1971 Republican Established 1830 Journal Established 1858 HIGHLIGHT Judge Dismisses Action Against Authority - Page 11. SINGLE COPY 15 cents Attica Inmate Says ATTICA* N.Y. (AP) — Newsmen entered Attica state prison for the first time in two months Monday and brought out inmate reports of conditions \worse than they were before.\ In one of the two news interviews, the first authorities have permitted inside the prison since the four-day inmate rebellion in September, newsman Stewart Dan of television station WGR in Buffalo met with inmate Steve Barney, 21. Barney, a Buffalo resident serving four years for burglary, was questioned in a special room for interviews with a Corrections Department officer on hand. \He was hesitant to-talk with us when he learned that a representative of the Corrections Department would be -present during the interview,\ Dan said at the outset of the five-minute TV film clip. \We were not aware he would be present either.\ Red China Assails U.S. In Initial U.N. Speech ALL SMILES AT THE UN—Communist China's Deputy Foreign Minister, Chiao Kuan-hua, smiles for photographers Monday as he takes his chair at the United Nations. (AP Photo) Red Master Spy, Abel, Dies MOSCOW (AP) — Rudolf Abel, the master spy who was the top Soviet agent in the United States, died Monday, in- formed sources reported Today. Abel, probably the most important Soviet spy caught in the United States, operated from 1948 until his arrest in 1957. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison and in 1962 was exchanged for American XJ2 pilot Francis Gary Powers. Abel was 68 and- had been ill for six months with lung cancer, the sources said. Abel went to the United States from Canada arid set up as a photographer and artist in Brooklyn. His target was American military secrets, and he was exposed after _the defection of an assistant, Reino Hayhanen. Although he was a colonel in the KGB, the secret police, the Soviet government denied Abe] was a Soviet citizen. But eight years later, in 1965, the head of the KGB paid official tribue in Pravda to the agent known as Rudolf Abel. In 1966, the magazine Molodoy Kommunist, or Young Communist, reported that Abel worked in Soviet intelligencefor more than 30 years. \His courage, valor and boundless devotion have been highly appreciated,\ it said. Yorty Is Expected To Join List Of Democratic Hopefuls LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayor Sam Yorty is expected to announce today that he is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president and that his first step will be to run in the New Hampshire presidential primary. The third-term mayor of the nation's third-largest city has been a frequent visitor to New Hampshire since last spring, \testing the waters\ as he calls it. He won endorsement from New Hampshire's largest newspaper, the Manchester Union Leader, and backing from a number of New Hampshire Democrats. In his gruff voice, the 62-year-old veteran campaigner has often asserted that it is the Democratic party leadership^ not the.rank andfile Demo- crats or the American people— who are out of line with his views. These views range from criticism of President Nixon—whom he supported for president in a break with fellow Democrats in 1960—on economic and China policies, to descriptions of Democratic Sens. Edmund Muskie of Maine as \naive\ and George McGovern of South Dakota as \left- leaning;\ UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) - Communist China in its maiden speech in the United Nations lined up against the two superpowers aijd demanded U.S. withdrawal from Indochina and Nationalist^held Taiwan. Deputy Foreign Minister Chiao Kuan- hua sounded those themes in the General Assembly in a 25-minute response Monday night to welcoming speechs from the United States, the Soviet Union and 55 other countries. Chiao's delegation took the seats in the 131-nation assembly that up to three weeks ago were held by The Nationalist Chinese. The delegation was expected to cast its first vote today—on a resolution calling on the U.S. government to ignore an order of Congress to resume chrome imports from Rhodesia despite a Security Council embargo. Chiao, gaunt and gray haired, was ; applauded for 27 seconds when he took .the podium. . He thanked the welcomers and said fhat only \obstruction by the United States\ had prevented mainland China from coming sooner. rHe added that Peking's presence now was a defeat for a U.S.-Japanese plan to create two Chinas in the United Nations andf'a victory for Chairman Map Tse- tung's revolutionary line in foreign affairs.\ Small countries \are uniting to'oppOse the hegemony and power politics practiced By the one or two super-, powers,\ Chiao said. \Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory ...,\ he declared. \All the armed forces of the United States definitely should be withdrawn from Taiwan and the Taiwan Strait ... The Chinese people are determined to liberate Taiwan and no force on earth can stop us from doing so.\ Chiao accused the United States of aggression in Indochina and said it should withdraw from there so that their people could solve their problems free from foreign interference. He contended the Middle East crisis was brought oh \by Israeli Zionism with the support arid connivance of the su- perpowers.\ \No one,\ he declared, \has the right to engage in political deals behind their backs bartering away their right to exis- tence and th'eir national interests.\ Kennedy Choice Among Rank And File Democrats NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts is the clear favorite of rank and file Democrats for their party's 1972 presidential nomination, according to the Louis Harris, poll. In a s national sampling of 912 Democrats likely to vote in next year's election, Kennedy was the choice of 26 per cent compared to 19 per cent who favored Maine's Sen. Edmund S. Muskie, the poll showed. But among independent voters Muskie continued to lead with a' seven-point margin, over Kennedy, according to the midOctober poll results disclosed Monday. When the preferences of Democrats and Independents are added together, the contest between Kennedy and Muskie.is too close to call, the poll re- ported. Hairless Bride Marries British Soldier LONDON (AP) — \It wasn't the sort of wedding I'd always hoped for, but I'm happier now than I've ever been in my life,\ said Marta Doherty, the Ulster lass who married the British soldier who cost her her hair. The 18-year-old Roman Catholic girl and Pvt. John Larter, 19, were wed Monday in the chapel of a British army barracks in Londonderry, Northern Ireland's second city. She said she wept as an army helicopter took her and John off to honeymoon somewhere in England. Marta had planned to marry last Friday in Londonderry's St. Columb's Church. Instead troops with machine guns ringed the barracks as the couple exchanged vows, and she wore a wig to replace the shoulderlength locks she had' lost. Marta was tied to a lamp post, her hair was sheared off and her head was tarred last Tuesday night by a group of militant Catholic women. It was a warning to \soldier dollies\— a derisive term for Catholic girls who date the British troops sent to Northern Ireland. Another girl was given the same treatment to nights later, then the guerrilla Irish Republican Army warned the vigilante women to stop. \They knocked on the door .and told me they were punishing me for going out with a British soldier,\ Marta said after arriving in England. \I was so terrified I hardly knew where they took me. I don't know how long I was there but it seemed an eternity. \When they freed me, I just went home to get the stuff off, and wept and wept myself to sleep. I couldn't believe what they had done.\ John, who was shot through the hand last spring when he and Marta were attacked by a mob in Londonderry, will be assigned to a new unit and not sent back to Northern Ireland. The soldier, who converted to Catholicism to marry Marta, said: \It's been a liectic year ... Now we want to settle down and live nice and peace- fully.\ Dan asked Barney whether conditions inside the maximumsecurity institution had changed since the insurrection that cost 43 lives. \As for the conditions, they're worse. They're worse than they were before,\ he replied. \They have one shower in A Block where I'm housed now. Two men can get in the shower at one time, and, to my knowledge, that shower is never cleaned. • \They have pieces of plastic hanging up in the shower as partitions. They have blankets on the floor that everyone walks on. You're not given ample time to wash. You walk in and you walk out and you're not allowed to dry off. Describing food served to him in the special security section where he has been confined, Barney said prison offi- cers put their hands in the food and sometimes throw it on the floor. The prisoner termed the Sept. 13 police attack on the rebel inmates a \slaughter.\ \Like they fired for 15 minutes straight and there was no letup. Somebody had to die^-the Weapons that they were using,\ he said. Asked if the rebels were given an opportunity to surrender at the time of the attack, Barney replied, \None that I know of.\ The reopening of Attica prison to newsmen followed a prolonged court battle several journalists waged against the state in an attempt to gain entry. But Judge John T. Curtin ruled in U.S, District Court in Buffalo that restric- tions on newsmen should be left to thfe discretion of prison authorities since the interview ban violated no one's rightSi Late last week, Russell G. Oswald, state corrections commissioner, an a nounced journalists could enter Attica) provided they requested an interview opportunity in writing and obtained the consent of the inmate to be questionedi A second interview inside the prison was conducted by a reporter from the Buffalo Evening News 'Monday af- ternoon. The report of that interview was expected to be published laterj V^EkOCMVEE - William %. pwyer^ superintendent of schools^ welcomes Dr. John picMe .to the Ogdensburg School District. Dr. Bidie is assistant superititeitident in charge of'financeu _ Left to fight* Dr. DicMe, Pwyer aijA James P. Seymour, assistant, superintendent of schools* Tax Cut Efforts By Democrats Fail WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats have failed in efforts to add a big 1971 tax cut for individuals to the $23.9-billion tax=reduction bill and to trim benefits for business. . The Senate turns to other issues today in an attempt to finish work Wednesday on the big bill, a key part of President Nixon's new economic policy. It added $2.2 billion a year to the cost of the measure Monday by voting 56 to 27 to allow parents a tax credit of up to $325 a year on expenses of a college student. The credit- will be subtracted from taxes due. But this provision has been adopted twice by the Senate previously and both times killed in conference with the House. It seems likely to meet the same fate this time. Democrats tried twice Monday' to correct What they said was a major imbalance in the bill in favor of business. Sen. Adlai E. Stevenson, DHL, lost, 44 to 38, an effort to raise the personal exemption for 1971 to $700, compared with $675 voted by the House and $650 in present law. This would have added $1 billion of tax relief to the bill. ,Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., was defeated, 40 to 39, in an effort to give taxpayers $2.4 billion of additional cuts for 1971 with a $25 tax credit for single persons and $50 for couples. Bayh's amendment also would have cut back the help to business in the accelerated depreciation provision, reducing the fax sayings by S7.8 billion over the. next five years. The votes appeared to,indicate that the only additional general relief for individuals voted in the Senate floor debate would be the $800 personal, ex- • emption for 1972 and thereafter, adopted last Friday. The House voted for $750, the figure supported by the ad- ministration. The college-tax-credit rider, spon- sored by Sen. Ernest F . Hollings, D-S.C, would be figured on spending for tuition, fees, books and supplies. A credit would be allowed for 75 per cent of the first $200 spent, 25pef cent of the next $300, and 10 per cent of the next $1,000. Families With incomes up to $25,000 would .get the full credit; it would be Court Ruling available in part to those with incomes up to $57,000. ..& The Senate rejected 58 to 26 another Hollings proposal to provide rebates td poVertyJeVel families for sales taxes paid on food and property taxes paid ei* ther as a homeowner or renter. It would have cost $1.7 billion a year.- . - ' Medical Center Exempt From City, School Tax INDEX Local Page Women's Page Sports Classified Editorial Art Buehwald Jack Anderson William Buckley TVKorher Comics Page 11 Page 4 Page 9 Page 8 Page18 Page 18 Page 18 Page 18 Page 7 Page 19 WEATHER Partly Cloudy tonight. Lows 25 to 30. Tomorrow mainly sunny, highs 35 to 40. _, State Supreme Court Justice Paul P. Graves has ruled the City of Ogdeii^ sbur-g, the County arid - Board of Education may not tax the new Hepburn Hospital Medical Center, and has or- dered the property taken-off of the tax rolls. The ruling came on a petition by Hepburn Hospital seeking cancellation of the assessment made on the property by the city earlier this year. The hospital claimed operation of the medical center was closely tied with hospital operations, and should be exempt from taxes. Justice Graves, in the ruling, said the medical center \is devoted to a use which is reasonably incident to the major purpose of the hospital ..-. and is exempt from taxation.\ The hospital is already tax exempt. The building was placed on the tax rolls earlier this year and assessed at $142,800. City Assessor Robert Bowman estimated this morning the total tax which Would have been paid oh the building would have ranged from $8,500 to $9,000. City taxes would have been about $4,950, school taxes, $2,800, with county taxes taking the remainder. The Hospital has- already paid • $2,792.81 this year for school taxes. Graves ordered the money, with three • percent interest, be returned to the Hospital by the Treasurer of the School Board. The Hospital, after the assessment by the city, went before the city Grievance Board in June, seeking cancellation of the assessment. The Board, composed of Mayor John F. Byrnes, Comptroller Jtobert Bray arid Building Inspector Daniel Caufield, ruled 2-1 against the Hospital petition for tax exemption. Mayor Byrnes dissented. City Manager Frank Culross said this morning the city had based its attempt to tax the property on the recom- mendation of Corporation Counsel Patrick Collins and an opinion by the State Board of Equalization, which stated the property could be taxed. \I Was pleased with the court ruling,\ Mayor Byrnes said this morning, stating he had opposed taxation of the building \because I felt it was an injustice to the Hospital, as it is a non-profit in- stitution.\ McConville Submits Low Demolition Bid A low bid of $18;850 was submitted by McConville Inc. yesterday for the demolition of the buildings and struct tares and site clearance in the Crescent Urban Renewal Project N.Y.R. 140. The Bids were opened at 1 p.im yesterday at the Urban Renewal Agency at 331 State St. The bids-were submitted as follows: William F. Morley & Sons, $27,370; McConville Inc., $18,850; Pelnick Wrecking Co. Inc., $34,000; Garrisorf Wrecking Co. Inc. & B. William Delia Inc., $63,562 and Perfetto and Whaleri Construction, $51,999. Parent-Teacher Conference Local school authorities have anr nounced that on Wednesday and Thursday, first grade children will be 4 dismissed at 12-.-30 p.m. This earlier dismissal will permit teachers td schedule conferences with parents on an individual basis as per appointment letter. Parents are • asked to contact the building principal or classroom teachef as early as possible if they are unable to attend the scheduled conference. A more convenient appointment Will then be arranged.

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