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The Daily Tar Heel
October 21, 1970
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.Mixom At Rally
ASHI VILLI.. - President Nixon,
bringing his political campaign to Dmt.
told Southerners Tuesday they should
elect Republicans to Congress because
they support his stand against
compulsory busing to achieve a racial
balance in schools.
Nixon stood hat less in a mountain
rainstorm and told a crowd of 15.000 in
front t)t Asheviilc's Buncome County
courthouse that he and other Republicans
lavor the "neighborhood school
"When I look at these small children
here I believe a child is better off going to
a school closest to horns," he told the
crowd, which included thousands of
youngsters who got Out early to hear him.
"We do not believe the constitutional
mandate that schools be desegregated
requires compulsory busing for the sole
purpose of achieving an arbitrary racial
balance," Nixon said.
In Kent Defenses
KLNI, Ohio lour more persons,
including a former student wounded at
Kent State University the day four
students were shot to death by National
Guardsmen, were arrested today.
Taken into custody on warrants Issued
by a special state grand jury which
investigated the Kent shootings were Alan
Canfora, 21, liarberton, Ohio; Douglas C.
Cormack, 20, Willoughby, Ohio; Larry
Shub, . Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and
Kenneth Hammond, 21, of Mayfield
'I he arrests brought to seven the
number of persons taken in custody since
the grand jury indicted 25 persons last
Friday after a month-long investigation
into the campus shooting deaths last May
Canfora suffered superficial wounds of
the wrist when guardsmen opened fire
during a campus demonstration. Canfora,
charged with second degree riot, also was
indicted last month by the regular
Portage County grand jury on narcotics
Cormack, who had never attended Ken
State, was charged with first degree riot,
interfence with a fireman at the scene of
a fire and tossing rocks at firemen.
Shub, a former Kent student, was
indicted on charges of first and second
degree riot and an attempt to burn
property. Hammond, a junior at Kent
State, was charged with second degree
Craig Morgan of Upper Arlington,
Ohio, student body president, was
arrested Monday by Portage County
sheriff's deputies. His arrest touched off a
shock' wave on campus.
At a news conference Tuesday,
Morgan said students were "afraid to do
anything for the very reason they might
harm the case of those indicted."
Morgan, who said he was advised by
his attorneys not to discuss his case,
talked about the role of Chicago Seven
attorney William Kunstler in a possible
defense of those who were indicted.
"We are attempting to see that people
who need lawyers are put in touch with
those who know lawyers," Morgan said.
"Let us not destroy the quality
education of our children."" said Nixon,
who stressed that North Carolina's 10
GOP candidates for Congress would back
In his 30-minute speech to the
gathering downtown, the President
alluded to the inclement weather, saying
he was going to keep his speech short
because. "I don't want any of you to get
pneumonia. We want you to vote for our
candidates in November."
After his speech, Nixon moved to the
left side of his speaker's platform and
later to the rear deck of his limousine
where he shook hands with people in a
Schools and many businesses in
AshevilJe closed up early Tuesday to give
the citizenry a chance to greet the
President, however the rain held down
the size of the crowd.
There were no hecklers or protest signs
The President, getting the warmest
reception of his two-day, six-state
political trip on behalf of GOP
candidates, flew here across the Great
Smoky Mountains from Johnson City,
Tenn., where he urged voters to oust
Democrat Albert Gore, a longtime
Vietnam dove, from the U.S. Senate.
"The path of weakness is not the road
to peace," Nixon said in urging Tennessee
voters to choose P.epublican congressman
William Brock over Gore in the Nov. 3
Earlier Tuesday Nixon visited a
hospital in Kansas City and spoke with
two policemen injured in a dynamite
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Med le Poo
SOQUEI, Calif.-Five persons were
bound with silk scarves, shot in the head
and thrown into a swimming pool
Monday night at a blazing $300,000
mansion on a mountain top overlooking
Firemen found the bodies, their blood
tinting the water of the pool and
spattered on its tiles, at the sprawling
home of Dr. Victor M. Ohta, 47, a
millionaire Japanese-American eye doctor
considered "one of the beautiful people"
in this scenic area 100 miles south of San
At the bottom of the pool were the
aoada Mourns Laporte
murdered in quiet suburban obscurity by
social outcasts, was attended in death
Tuesday by the leaders of his nation,
behind an extraordinary wall of security
including police dogs, steel fences and
His funeral, strictly private at his
widow's request, turned out to be almost
a state funeral in all but name.
gnew Says GP
CHICAGO-Vice President Spiro T.
Agnew said Tuesday New York City
Mayor John V. Lindsay has not "read
himself out of the Republican party
completely at this point" by endorsing
Democrat Arthur Goldberg for governor.
But Agnew said Lindsay "has been
courting the Democrats for some time"
and his endorsement of numerous
Democratic candidates, including
Goldberg, "represents a fairly, difficult
departure from his own party."
Strike Gf vimds
WASHINGTON About 5,400
stewardesses and stewards struck Trans
World Airlines Tuesday over demands for
higher pay and improved working
conditions, forcing cancellation of all its
domestic flights and curtailing about half
of TWA's overseas operations.
The walkout began at midnight after
negotiators from the airline and the
Transportation Workers Union failed to
agree on a new contract in talks at
National Mediation Board headquarters.
All TWA's 450 daily domestic flights
were cancelled after picket lines appeared
at major U.S. terminals. A spokesman
said the airline would try to operate
about 10 international round-trip flights,
about half its regular daily schedule.
Agnew was asked about the mayor's
move in the taping of a television show
Kup's Show for airing Saturday night.
"I think it's predictable support
because Mr. Boldberg supported Mayor
Lindsay during his election and now this
is a reciprocal support being given,"
"Mayor Lindsay has been courting the
Democrats for some time. There has been
much speculation about whether he is
going to leave the Republican Party and
become a Democrat.
"He says he is not. Governor
Rockefeller says, 'What do you think?'
I'm inclined to go along with Governor
Agnew said if he were called upon to
make a decision about Lindsay's future
with the GOP "I would have to think
"I wouldn't go so far as to say Mayor
Lindsay has read himself out of the party
completely at this point," he said.
Agnew explained his recent act of
classifying Sen. Charles E. Goodell,
R-N.Y., with "radical-liberals" and
virtually reading him out of the GOP was
"an isolated, one-individual elimination."
"I'm not going to make a decision on
whether Mayor Lindsay, if he were
running for the Senate.. .would qualify to
receive the same analysis I have given
Senator Goodell because I'm not faced
with that question."
Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau,
reportedly ignoring warnings from his
own guards, led the parade of Canadian
and Quebec officials attending the funeral
of Laporte, the Quebec labor minister
slain while a hostage of the separatist
Front de Liveration du Quebec (FLQ).
The hunt went on for the FLQ
terrorists, who still hold British Trade
Commissioner James R. Cross, kidnaped
1 5 days ago. Police said that as of
Tuesday they had made, 1,654 raids, most,
of them in Montreal, and' rounded up 334
suspects under the suspensions of civil
.liberties granted by the emergency War
Powers Act invoked by Trudeau.
Laporte's funeral services were held at
Notre Dame Church -a small replica of
the famous cathedral in Paris-in the
heart of Montreal's old French Quarter.
Newsmen were barred from the
funeral and burial at the request of
Laporte's wife, Francoise. She resisted
the government's plans for a state funeral
for her husband, hailed by officials of the
government as a martyr in the cause of
Trudeau and some members of his
cabinet came by helicopter from Ottawa
to the funeral. Officials concealed the
landing place for security reasons.
Parliament adjourned early so about
100 members could attend the
Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa led
the men of the provincial government,
who worked with Laporte in his rise from
crusading journalist to cabinet minister.
They helped make, the hard decision to
resist his kidnapers' ranson demands in
exchange for Laporte's freedom.
In St. Lambert, the quiet Montreal
suburb where Laporte was kidnaped off
his front lawn by FLQ gunmen, Mayor
James K. Stewart, tears in his eyes, told a
city council meeting the street where
Laporte lived would be renamed
Police still worked over the green and
white frame bungalow in the suburb of
St. Hubert, where Laporte was held for a
week and then strangled and stabbed
through the heart.
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bodies of Ohta, his wife Virginia, 41 ; and
his sons, Derrick, 12 and Taggart, 11.
Floating face down on the surface was
the body of the doctor's secretary,
Dorothy Cadwailader, 38.
The killers stacked kindling wood at
several points throughout the house, set it
afire, and apparently escaped in one of
the doctor's three cars, a green
Oldsmobile station wagon. His red Rolls
Royce and gold and black Lincoln
Continental blocked the entrances to the
estate when firemen arrived.
In their seemingly senseless nature and
cold-blooded brutality, the slaying were
reminiscent of the murders of Sharon
Tate and four others at Beverely Hills in
1969. Santa Cruz Sheriff Douglas James
called the executions "the most gruesome
crime in county history."
Four hours later, a service station
attendant was found, also bound and shot
in the back of the head, in the little town
of Saratoga, 20 miles away near the only
highway leading from the Ohta mansion
into central Santa Cruz County. But
sheriff's officers said they could not
connect the killings.
James said he believed more than one
person was involved in the mass slayings.
"We don't even have a motive," said
Sheriff's Detective Bud Murray. "We
can't rule out burglary."
Murray .said firemen received the first
call of a fire , in the ranch-style mansion
about 8 p.m. after moving the cars to gain
entry, they began fighting the blaze.
Fire Chief Ted Pound and several
firemen went to the pool to pump water
for the hoses and found the bodies.
Ohta was an Air Force veteran born in
Montana and educated at Northwestern
University. Murray described him as "a
very' nice person, a tremendous doctor."
Other townspeople in Santa Cruz,
where he maintained his practice,
described him as a flamboyant dresser,
trim and athletic, and a friendly, outgoing
man who had some "hippie friends"
whom he had treated free of charge.
Ohta was born Masashi Ohta. He later
adopted the name Victor. The Ohtas had
two other daughters. Sheriff's officers
refused to identify them or say where
they were except "at boarding school"
outside the state.
On My Lai
FT. HOOD, Tex. -The Army, calling
only three witnesses who said they saw S.
Sgt. David Mitchell aim and fire his
combat rifle into a ditch filled with
Vietnamese civilians, abruptly ended its
case Tuesday in the first My Lai massacre
Capt. Michael Swan, the prosecuting
attorney, announced at 1 :02 p.m. he had
finished his case against Mitchell, 30, tjf
St. Francisville, La.
Mitchell's attorney, Ossie Brown,
obviously surprised at the fast ending of
the Army's testimony, told the military
court he would begin defense testimony
The Army called three witnesses who
served in Mitchell's platoon at the time of
the alleged massacre at My Lai.
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