Morgantown Dominion-Post (Newspaper) - December 27, 1970, Morgantown, West Virginia THE W EAT chance of snow High in 20s. VOL. 6, NO. 9 WEST DECEMBER 74 PAGES IN 9 SECTIONS PANORAMA NEWSSTAND PRICE Former Fairmont man quizzed in decapitation By JIM WELDEN Staff Writer A former Fairmont arrested Christmas Day in and charged with the decapitation death of a Moundsville was questioned in yesterday by officers from the Monongalia County State Police detachment to determine if there is any connection with the decapitation slayings one year ago of West Virginia University coeds Mared Malarik and Karen William Bernard 74, a resident of the suburb of offered no resistance when arrested on a general charge of murder at his residence at 11 30 a m Friday by Baltimore County The Baltimore county police acted on a murder warrant issued by West Virginia State Police in Pendleton after the decapitated body of Herbert 33, of Moundsville was found at p.m. Thursday near Hacker reportedly has agreed to waive ext to West A hearing w 11 be held Monday and he would then be returned to Pendleton County to face the murder His dark 1965 Cadillac was impounded by authorities in Baltimore pending detailed examination of the body was tound covered with leaves and branches on a farm hillside known as about between Franklin and W in Pendleton Authorities in Franklin reported that the head had been cleanly severed from the body and is Nixon enters second half with mixed success score THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS IN America is a time for recovering from the effects of a big Christmas fighting crowds for after- Christmas bargains and exchanging unwanted But in it's just another day of struggling through monsoon mud and possibly wondering if there will be another No leads are found on prison escapees Va. Authorities reported no new leads Saturday in the search for five fugitives who escaped Moundsville Penitentiary Christmas The escapees were Paul 36, serving a 5-to-18year term for second degree murder from Cabell Gary 19, serving five years for voluntary slaughter and breaking and entering from Kanawha Stephen 32, serving 15 years for armed robbery from Cabell El wood Sneeden 27, sentenced years for breaking and entering from Upshur and Kenneth 24, sentenced years for breaking and entering from Upshur State police said at least two of the inmates were believed riding a 1965 Chevrolet stolen in a rural area near here just hours after they fled the Those two men were believed to be Chafin and both possibly armed with guns stolen from a Moundsville home the night of the escape Officers said the inmates took the second car after having wrecked a Buick stolen The first car was abandoned after it had skidded off an road about 12 miles from the The car plunged down an but did not Officers said there were no signs any of the fugitives had been WASHINGTON Nixon enters the second half of his term proud of his success in winning postal and draft reforms but disappointed at congressional inaction on other major domestic proposals such as and welfare Three of the chief White House advisers on domestic matters outlined the administration's achievements and frustrations in a two-hour session with newsmen Under the rules of the they cannot be The officials generally declined to predict the future or to discuss possible changes in They concentrated on the administration's view of the first half of Nixon's One official said Nixon took office determined to emphasize domestic reform because there was serious doubt in the country about institutional credibility of the the ability of the federal government to get the responsiveness of our institutions and so The official said the jury of public opinion is still out on whether Nixon has restored credibility to the But he made it plain that the administration believes there has been One official exhibited irritation at civil rights groups and the perpetual our to the cause of racial He insisted that more school districts were desegregated in the last two years than in the entire 15 years between the Supreme Court's 1954 desegregation decision and the Nixon He brushed aside complaints that some districts desegregated only on paper while retaining black and white or segregated classrooms within These he out of the fact that you have black students in those The official also said the administration is programs intended specifically to help Negroes or other He said Nixon is concentrating instead on programs that will assist all people regardless of Has Nixon succeeded in his campaign promise to us the officials were there is a difference of one official I would simply point to the fact that in the period of the last six a period that most observers were quite apprehensive has been a remarkable change in mood and there has not been the amount of racial disturbance or community disturbance in the ghetto areas that marked a similar period a year and two years Each of the officials stressed that Nixon was disappointed his revenue sharing proposal for attached grants to the states and cities did not even receive a hearing by the House Ways and Means Com- The was intended to send ultimately billion a year to the states and nearly all of which are hard-pressed One official said states and cities cannot raise enough money on their own because the voters will not tolerate additional taxes at the local But he refused to say if the administration would propose a federal tax if to provide revenues to be shared with the states and Moorer discusses U.S. war strategy 1970 New York Times News Service WASHINGTON The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has declared that if North Vietnam attempts a large-scale offensive this spring in Cambodia or in the southern region of South one course of for the South Vietnamese would be to stage a ground thrust across the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos to cut the enemy's supply Adm. Thomas H. Moorer discussed this possibility in an interview in his Pentagon office last week devoted to recent accomplishments and future prospects in the Moorer made it clear that he was not advocating such a bold and MRS. MEIR LEADS OUTCRY Israelis support Russian Jews TEL AVIV Minister Golda Meir led Israel's national outcry against the Leningrad trial verdicts with a prediction Saturday night that despite Soviet cruelty the Jews of Russia will break through thp will come a day when Jews not only from the free world but even from behind the Iron it as thick as it will and its euards as ruthlessly cruel as they come to their Mrs. Meir told an estimated persons massed in the Tel Aviv's square of the Kings of Israel in front of City national spirit for justice and liberty of the Jewish people will break through this Iron Mrs. Meir declared at the one of the biggest gatherings in Israel's 22- year The 11 defendants in the Leningrad trial were convicted of plotting to hijack a Soviet airliner and force it to fly to from where hoped eventually to make their way to Israel Two of the defendants were sentenced to the others to prison All 11 have told the Tel Aviv rally that Israel is not that the Leningrad verdicts be reversed and that Soviet Jews be allowed to emigrate if they In Pans the French Communist party newspaper assailed the death penalty as excessive in the Leningrad It also questioned the secrecy of the trial do not understand why a of such importance should have taken place in camera behind closed doors the newspaper do we understand why a hijacking attempt which failed should be punished with the death penalty This we will not be put into The Socialist which claims to represent 75 million Socialists around the also criticized the death potentially controversial expansion of the But in the event of a major new enemy he was would such a move against North Vietnam's only avenue of supply be militarily one possible course of he action against those lines of supply would be effective because they are vulnerable to interdiction Moorer noted that North Vietnam seemed alert to this possibility in recent it had substantially increased the number of troops assigned to defensive assignments throughout the southern panhandle of Laos He made these other points Even if North Vietnam tries an out effort this to take over Cambodia by he that it would be successful such a campaign South Vietnam without direct American military keep Cambodian ports closed to shipments of war It should take the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong at least one and probably several to re-establish the large stocks of supplies m Cambodia they possessed last spring before the combined Vietnamese attacks on their sanctuaries there missing There were no other marks or wounds on the Lt S P Virginia State Police at Elkins said officers were called to the scene by two area residents who became suspicious when they spotted a car on a private road in the remote wooded area The driver had broken a chain across the dirt road to enter the they The residents allegedly recognized Hacker when he left because he had reportedly hunted in the area When officers they found the headless m a brushy thicket about one mile from the mam Pendleton County Coroner Dr H. Luke Eye filed a report on the death with the State Police and stated that Cobun had been dead than 24 Eye told officers he could not determine if decapitation had been the cause af Monongalia County Prosecuting Attorney Joseph A. Jr. confirmed yesterday that State Police officers from Morgantown traveled to the Baltimore County Jail Christmas Day to question Hacker about possible knowledge of the coed murder case officers went to Baltimore to question the suspect because of the obvious similarities in the murder of the man in Pendleton County and the decapitation murder of the two Laurita there is no information at this time that specifically links him with the previous Laurita The slain man was a resident of and reportedly left his home early last week to with a friend He was not seen again until his body was found near His car was located m downtown Moundsville by police a retired coal company foreman who worked in the Fairmont area for many was convicted in 1953 of the of Mrs. Verna Nelson and Henry who were shot to death by who was tried and convicted m Marion County Circuit He was sentenced to Moundsville State Penitentiary where he served as supervisor of the prison coal mine and reportedly was permitted outside the prison walls while supervising the prisoners working the The mines were ordered closed by Gov. Arch A. Moore Jr. and are no longer Hacker left the prison grounds without authorization in 1957 and was picked up on a fugitive warrant by Fairmont authorities and returned to the In 1968 his sentence was commuted by former Gov Hulett C Smith and Hacker was released from prison He then reportedly traveled to Florida to live with a and her husband His first wife disappeared in 1931 according to but Hacker has insisted that he was legally divorced He claims to have had two on Page Good HAPPINESS is a perishable fruit which must be used each day for it will not keep Returning GIs think home town is best By MURRAY SCHUMACH 3S70JS 1i Times Service be an rally They can't be waiting for This was the comment Saturday of Andrew a Navy as the light plane taxied to a stop in the pre-dawn darkness past scores of faces squinting into wind-driven snow at this The laughter in the plan was He and the other 11 GIs in three light planes had become increasingly worried that they would break down emotionally in reunions with friends and the community that raised more than to pay their way home from Vietnam for a Christmas But as soon as they leaped from the planes they forgot their fears amid the and In a matter of bottles were being opened and Christmas toasts were being gulped from paper Parents were content just to be touching their sons as they stood in the snow or in the little all a said Spec Frederick as he and his parents and brothers formed one of the many small clusters in the community gathering of about 150. He is the sixth member of his to have been in service in the past 13 is something to remember tor the rest of our said his Mrs. Maurice Some of the servicemen rather shyly embraced Mrs Florence chairman of the county board of who started the drive for funds that spread across Cortland County involving almost everyone from school children to senior thought I was she It sounded just as unbelievable to the GIs when they were told in various parts of Vietnam to get ready to leave for home for In the light planes that picked them up at 2 a.m. Saturday after they arrived by chartered Trans- International Airlines from they recalled their first Air Force Sgt. James about to take off in a helicopter in Vietnam when he was pulled off and told to see his commanding of ncer was he remembered Then when 1 saw my commanding he told me he had a message from I was even more scared Then he told me I was going home for I thought he was joking He handed me the I just looked at it and dropped it on the floor I'm going to frame that The campaign to raise money first proposed by Mrs Fitzgerald on Dec. 16. She had read of a similar drive m Kans. Two days later civic leaders held a luncheon and the push Children went door to door in the and service clubs held meetings to raise Donations ranged from as little as 65 cents up to All of the servicemen who were questioned said they not have been able to get home if the community hao not raised the money for They are home under the new Army program doubling the home leave but the must still pay the The chartered airlines have put reduced rates into effect to enable the servicemen to Though this community of paid for 16 three had returned on other flights and a fourth was met at Kennedy International Airport and to St. Albans hospital to visit his wounded brother For all of the servicemen who came home on this community project the action was just proof that home town was a wonderful place to live What can you say about something like said Pvt. 1st. Class Donald Snell just wonderful people Since their arrival here virtually no one has been One unwritten rule of this homecoming seems to be that no one is wearing a uniform during this Another unwritten rule seems to be that no one must mention Vietnam until 11 soldiers prepare to leave on Jan. 8.