Agnew's Got a Brand New Bag
Vice-President Spiro Agnew, following a wave of controversial speeches criticizing the television networks, yesterday announced plans to speak out on "a new topic" before he departs on a Far East trip this month.
Illinois Panther's Shot
The leader of the Black Panthers in Illinois and another party member were killed yesterday during a predawn shootout between nine Panthers and the Chicago police.
Another six were injured during the raid on a large Panther ammunition cache.
Fred liampton, 21, had been the chairman of the Panther party in Illinois and a prominent national leader of the militant organization.
The leader of the police raid, carrying a search warrant, said he pleaded with the Panthers inside the apartment to cease firing, but the Panthers called back, "Shoot it out."
Police stormed through the barricaded doors of the apartment and confiscated seven handguns, seven shotguns, and 1000 rounds of ammunition.
Following the gun battle, three Panthers were charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery.
Nixon No Dope
WASHINGTON, D. C.-President Nixon, Vice-President Agnew, and assorted other government heads got together Wednesday at an allday conference of Governors and their families on drug abuse.
The President called he families together to sample movies of simulated psychedelic "trips" and anti-Establishment rock tunes for an educational session on drugs and American youth.
Nixon said he once thought the solution to drugs was more penalties.
"I thought that the answer was simply enforce the law and that will stop people from use of drugs. But it is not that, he said. "When you are talking about 13-year olds and 14-year olds and 15-year olds, the answer is not more penalties. The answer is information. The answer is understanding."
Spiro Agnew's daughter, 15, was busted last year at a pot party, according to the Los Angeles Free Press.
Included among the audience were the teenage children of several Governors who disagreed with the President.
"It's your own thing, I don't understand why someone should be put in jail for smoking marijuana," Lynn E. Hearnes, daughter of Governor Warren E. Hearnes of Missouri, said.
"I don't think there is anything wrong with smoking pot myself," Meg Peterson, the 15-year-old daughter of the Governor of New Hampshire, said as her mother looked on.
Yesterday, Gov. Peterson added that he favored relaxing marijuana laws, but called his daughter's remark evidence that "there is still need for more education of young people."