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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 14, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Hypnotist Needed Because Conner "Unable To Recall The reason cited for a ic examination of one of the two men accused of murdering two Cedar Rapids teenagers is thai Ihe defendant is unable to recall in detail conversations and ac- tivities relevant to his defense. The hypnotic examination was ordered in Unn district court Friday for Atwcll Junior Con- ner, 29, of near Bertram. Examination of court records showed that the defense murdering Michael Servcy, 18, application for the examination was based on Conner's inability to recall details "of recent months which arc relevant to his defense." 'Time, Shock The application stated that this inability was Ihe result of passage of time, shock, anxiety or other factors. It alleges, that a detailed ac- count from the defendant of conversations and activities in recent months is necessary to prepare for cross-examination of slate witnesses and to have access to all possible eviden- tiary leads. The application states that Conner has consented to the ex- amination in an attempt to in- duce recall. Authorize The hypnotist, Henry Arons, has agreed to come to Cedar Rapids from New Jersey at a cost less than his normal fee, according to the application. U estimates expenses at for round trip from Newark, a day for two days of the examination and for food and lodging. Up to has been authorized for the examination. It states that Arons has been used by law enforcement agen- cies as well as defense counsel in criminal investigation: throughout the United States. Background He is editor of Hypnosis Quar- terly, director of the Ethical Hypnosis Center, Irvington N. J., and founder and past ex- ecutive secretary of the Assn. To Advance Ethical Hypnosis. The examination is to take place this month Sn the county Results of the examination are to remain privileged infor- n March 10 near Palisades- iepler slate park, and with rob- ing him. They face murder and rape harges in Jones county in con- ection wilh Ihe death of Maureen Connolly, 17, on the: ame date. Means Arrested At Sioux Falls SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) American Indian Movement leader Russell Means was ar- rested at the airport Tuesday on a charge stemming from violent disturbance in a court- room here two weeks ago. A police'' spokesman s a i c Means was arrested 'as he anc fellow leader Dennis Bank; were preparing to fly back to St. Paul where they are being tried on 'charges stemming from the takeover of Wounded Knee last year. Means was arraigned in Siou> Falls municipal court on charges of injury to a public building and riot. He was in the county courthouse April 30 when a fight erupted between Indian demonstrators and law authori- ties. Judge Robert Patterson set bond at on each charge and scheduled a preliminary hearing for June 28. II nation between client and coun- sel unless and until the privilege s waived by the defendant. The application states Conner ias bcnn pro-tested and found to a suitable subject for hyp- losis. Face Charges Conner and George Junior Nowlin, 31, rural Keystone, are iccused in Linn district court ol Senate Refuses To Allow Speed Increase to 60 WASHINGTON (AP) The senate Monday refused to allow states to raise highway speed imits to 60 m.p.h. By a 51-29 vote, the senate rejected an amendment by Sen. Dole, who contended he present nationwide limit of 55 m.p.h. imposes a hardship on truckers and on residents of rural areas. Iowa Democrats Harold Hughes and Dick Clark split on lie amendment. Hughes voted 'or the increase, while Clark opposed it. Senator Randolph (D-W. Va.) said the savings in fuel" and ives that he attributed to. the 55-m.p.h. limit "far outweigh any conceivable benefits that would accrue from a 60-m.p.h. limit." Allowing the states to raise the maximum speed "would be another signal to the American people that we no longer con- sider serious energy conserva- tion an important matter, "Ran- dolph said. "Even though the Presiden may have declared the energy crisis at an end, the U.S. is far from resolving its fuel-sup- ply he declared. Senator Stafford (R-Vt.) said that since the 55-m.p.h. limi was adopted by all states as a fuel-conservation measure in Degrees to At U.I, Saturday IOWA CITY Tlie University of Iowa will hold one or the larg- est commencement ceremonies in its history Saturday at a.m. in the field house, with an estimated students to re- ceive degrees. This wil! bring the total number of degrees granted by the university to approximately U. of I. President Willard Boyd will deliver Ihe charge to the graduates and confer
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