CIA PICKETS SHUN MERCY, SENT TO JAIL
Seven persons who picketed against America's part in the Cuban invasion went to jail yesterday despite a Municipal Court judge's offer to free them.
The pickets, member of the "non-violent Committee for Cuban Independence" were brought before Judge Randolph C. Richardson on disorderly conduct charges.
Pvt. Robert L. Householder testified that they refused to budge from the grass in front of the Central Intelligence Agency building, 24th and E. sts. nw., after they were told to move on.
David Dellinger, 35, of Glen Gardnen, N.J., said the pickets had been fasting for three days and had to rest. He said they did not want to break up the group by moving on.
judge Richardson said, he would impose no sentence---despite the fact that they balked at taking he usual oath---if they would promise not to repeat their offense.
When the seven refused to make the promise, Judge Richardson sentenced each man to $10 or 10 days in jail and all chose jail. The six besides Dellinger are: Charles T. Jackson, 63, of Woodmere, N.Y.; Donald Jump, 25, of Cleveland; Bram Luckom of Brooklyn; Robert G. Steed, 28, of New York; Robert S. Swann, 43, of Norwich, Conn., and Richard Zink, 20, of Ambler, Pa.
Only Steed and Zink pleaded guilty. The others pleaded not guilty. Another group of pickets paraded at the CIA building yesterday.
-----from a Washington, D.C. paper, 1961