Cedar Rapids Gazette, August 27, 1974

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August 27, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weather- Partly cloudy tonight wilh lows 48 to 51. Sunny Wednesday with highs in the lower 70s. VOUJMK 92 Mi) CITY FINAL 15 CENTS LINDBERGH Police Slay 1_ On Crime in ESCaDCe, Deep Trouble CKDAK KAimS, IOWA. TLKSDAV, An.UST ASSOCIATED PRESS, I'PJ, YORK TIMES lire STEPHENVILLE, IAP) _ -The clogs barked. We threw the light :l( them anil we saw the silhouettes. Wo hollered for them to stop. They did not CHICAGO (AP) Atlorncy General Saxbe said Tuesday i that crime in tliL> U.S. rose (i fe I percent in 1973 and called the I upward trend "harsh, bitter and n si dismaying.' ill! to The nation, he said, "is deep trouble in ils effort reduce crime." Saxbe's remarks were ii started firing." ence of big-city police I hats how Jim Ellmore, ai "We can now perceive with Mineral Wells policeman, de-j shocking clarity that we suffered a severe setback" the fight to curb crime, he said He noted that the FBI Un form Crime Reports showe that the number of crimes n ported to police declined 4 pe cent in 1972, the first drop in 1 years. 1C Percent More According to the FBI figures the rate held steady for the firs nine months of 1973, then soare in the last quarter to 16 percen more than in the comparab] period of 1972. The figure showed a 15 percent increas for the first three months o 1974. The statistics reflect th number of crimes reported t state and local police in seven categories murder, rape, a sault, robbery, burglary, lar ceny and motor vehicle theft. The full-year report for 1973 i_ due for release Sept. 6. Saxbe said it "will show that crime ac tually increased during 1973 bj 6 percent, not the 5 percent tha was earlier predicted." "The fact is that for at least a brief period we have lost ou. initiative and are back on the he told the chiefs. He expressed disappointment in the performance of a justice scribed the cornering Monday night of three escaped convicts who had terrorized the ranch country of central and west Texas for four days. One of the three convicts. Richard Mangum, 22, was killed in the gunfire as law enforce- ment officers moved in to end the bloody rampage that had left two dead and five wounded (Photos on Picture and had chased frightened resi- dents from their homes. Jerry U'mer, 22, a convicted murder- er, and Dalton Williams, 29, the third escapee, were arrested. Police said the convicts did not return the hail of gunfire. Sprained Ankle Mangum was shot in the face arms and body, police said They said Ulmer sprained his ankle as officers arrested the pair. An ambulance driver sak that Ulmer was taken to the Stephenville police station where he joined Williams. The three escaped from the Colorado State prison at Canon City last Thursday. They head- ed at once across New Mexico and into Texas to seek revenge against persons who had tes- tified to send them to prison. Those killed in Texas had tes- tified against two of the convicts at separate trials. Officers said the convicts had mentioned the victims to other inmates as ob jects of revenge before escaping from Canon City. The victims were Rotan rancher T. L. Baker, 65, who had testified against Williams in a robbery case, and Mrs. Ray Ott, a resident of a community near here, who had testified against Ulmer. They were shot Saturday at their homes. Other Charges department agency, the Law Enforcement Assistance Ad- ministration. Only Recently Noting that it has scent million on crime-fighting pro- grams over the last six years, le said it only recently set up a comprehensive way of measur ng the effectiveness of its spending. Saxbe remarked that LEAA soon will get its fifth adminis- rator in six years and said: 'Such turnover hardly enhances efficiency." He said poverty, diminishing nfluence of such institutions as he church and the family, and Erath county Dist. Atty. Bob high unemployment among Glasgow said Ulmer and Wil- urban young people of racial ........minorities contribute to crime. "One lesson is that we are not going to solve the crime prob- 1cm among the young, especial- Two girls they kidnaped in the cities, until they are New Mexico were raped andibrouSnt into society's main- released in Texas. stream." he said. The five others were wounded! "To do that' a basic is to liams would be charged murdering Mrs. Ott. He said other charges would be filed later. HAWAII Eulogy: Death Is "New Adventure 1! II AN A, Hawaii (Apj lo Paris. Others before Charles A. Lindbergh, who'him had flown across the Atlan- sparked worldwide though never alone, with his "Lone Eagle" flight With the backing of a St. from New York to Paris in group, Lindbergh super- lias been buried in a small, seaside graveyard less than vised construction of a airplane, and in the misty, driz- zling dawn of May 20, 1927, he took off from Long Island's Roo- sevelt field in "The Spirit of St. Telepholo .P Wirepholo The Lone Eagle of 1927 Charles A. Lindbergh in I'm Ford: Lindy Was America's Best eight hours afler his death. The only family members present on Monday when the 72-1 year-old aviation hero was! i At 122 m.p.h., (he young buried bcs.de the nondenomina-j faced miles of I i o n a 1 Kipahulu Hawaiian treacherous ocean passage. To church were his widow, Anne, and one of (he five Lindbergh children, Land. The other four living children p of the man who flew out of ob-' scurity with an epic solo crossing of the Atlantic in a single-en- gined plane were too far away to fly to Hawaii in time for the service. The eulogy Lindbergh had written himself was delivered by a young !y Associated Press President Ford says Charles andbergh "represented all that vas best in our country hon- esty, courage and the will to ;reatness." In scores of tributes, Lind- icrgh was hailed as a hero and citizen of the world whose death Monday at the age of 72 marked he end of an era in aviation. Financier Howard Hughes, an early aviation figure, in a elegram to Mrs. Lindbergh ailed Lindbergh "a pioneer in he conquest of the impossible." "Courage" 'May the knowledge of his ontributions sustain and com- ort Hughes said. "The ourage and example of your ves, together with the ac- omplishment and vision which narked his career, have been a ource of encouragement and ope to all of us." John Glenn, the first Ameri- an astronaut to orbit the earth, a i d Lindbergh's life "ex- mplified the great American oneering spirit and has set lis nation apart." He said Lindbergh's com- iletion of the first solo trans- praised Lindbergh as "one of America's all-time heroes" whose place in history was as- sured after his solo flight. "In later years, his life was darkened by tragedy and col- ored by political controversy. But in both public and private life, Gen. Lindbergh always remained a brave, sincere pa- triot The courage and daring of his feat will never be said Ford. Senator Humphrey (D-Minn.) suggested that the National Air and Space museum now under construction in Washington be named in Lindbergh's honor. "Epitomized Glamour" Others remembered Lind- bergh as a publicity-shy hero who worked until the last days of his life for aviation and the environment. Lindbergh "epitomized the Protestant minister, the Rev. John Tincher. uiiiuucigii tpiujinizea me "uuua. ne was no genius like glamour of a decade" when he Einstein but he was a shrewd in- made his flight, said Harry Grey, a contemporary who be- came chairman and president of United Aircraft Corp. "But he was the antithesis of that said Grey. "To his scientific mind there was nothing foolhardy about the flight. It was not a search for adventure or fhrill, but a proof of the future of avia- tion." Leonard Hobbs, 77, a former vice-chairman of United Air craft, said he developed the car buretor used people who didn't work and peo- ple who didn't recalled Hobbs. "He was no genius like Lindbergh's Jlane and knew the aviator on a jusiness basis. "He was very impatient with Sees Air Bags Saving Lives Per Year by the convicts as they stole cars and fired indiscriminately at groups of people while being impart educational and employ- ment skills and couple it with actual jobs. This is not only needed to help control crime. It is also the decent, the humani- chased up and down farm roads. i, Authorities mounted a lhlnS lo do-" sive manhunt in the rugged ranchland for the three, but the Ford News Session At Wednesday WASHINGTON (UPI) Pres- Momtoy morning, a policeman ident Ford-s news confcrencc Wednesday will be at p.m., atlantic flight in 1927 was "the that set in motion the massive system of intercon- inental air travel we accept as commonplace today." Donald Douglas, founder of Douglas Aircraft, now McDon nell Douglas, said Lindbergh's historic perhaps Atlantic flight the greatest single convicts eluded the nearly 2 pursuing officers for two days. be carried I a very lave. spotted them through binoculars as- they walked along a creek. Iowa ,imo lt wjll Ellmore said he and three on natjonal television and oilier officers were in a when they heard dogs barking from a house beside the road. "It sounded like the dogs might be chasing someone." he event in fostering public con- fidence in avialion in the early days." In Paris, one radio station broadcast a tape made years ago in which aviation pioneer Dieudonne Costes gave his reac- tion to Lindbergh's 33-hour flight from New York to Paris. "Very Curious" "He was very timid, a little dazed looking, a litlle surprised when he stepped out of Ihc plane." recalled Cosies. "It was curious impression he WASHINGTON (UPI) The controversial air bag safety sys tern combined with lap belts could save lives a yeai and cut the injury toll by one dividual with a real basic abil- ity. He never lost control and never spoke out of turn." "Greatest" Laurancc Rockefeller, who was active with Lindbergh in conservation projects, said he felt Lindbergh's work in that field "was probably the greatest of his many achievements." "The loss of Charles Lind- bergh leaves America and the Lindbergh penned these words: "Final Rest': government sale million, the Tuesday. Dr. James Gregory, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said the question facing the automobile owner is whether he is willing pay the added cost for sav- ing thousands of lives during the next decade." The air bag-lap belt system would add to the cost of the car. The interlock system which requires a driver to connect his scat belt before tfic car can be started and is mandatory on new cars costs an extra the agency said. The air bag is installed in the steering column or under the in- strument panel. Al Ihe moment if impact, the device automati- cally inflales, the driver's for- ward motion is absorbed in In a study comparing the two safety devices, the agency said if the air bag-lap belt system were made mandatory for 1977 model cars it could save "an es- timated lives and reduce vehicle injuries toy more than nine-year highway 5.4 million over a span." The annual In his tribute. President Ford! balloon like device. death toll is now running at a year. By comparison, the interlock system would save more than lives and cut the injury by more than 2 million. When the entire automobile pop- ilation was equipped with air bags and bells, Ihe death loll would even out to a saving of lives annually and a of the injury toll by me the report said. "This study clearly shows the superiority" of (he air-bag lap belt system, Gregory said. But the American Automobile Assn., attacked the air bag say- ing ils study showed Ihal "in no case do Ihe benefils of air bags world bereft of one of the most dedicated and eloquent spokes- men of man's concern for the preservation of his natural en- vironment. He will be sorely said Rockefeller. Radio commentator Lowell Thomas, a longtime friend, rated Lindbergh "one of the three real heroes of our time (he others being Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker and Jimmy Doolittlc." James Stewart, the Hollywood actor who portrayed Lindbergh in a 1957 movie "The Spirit of St. praised him as the man "who introduced aviation to the world." Stewart said Lindbergh was "We commit the body of Gen- eral Charles A. Lindbergh to its final resting place, but his spirit we commend to Almighty God, knowing that death is but a new adventure in existence and re- membering how Jesus said upon the Cross, "Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit." At his own request, Lind- bergh was buried in a khaki shirt and dark cotton trousers. His casket of eucalyptus wood was built by cowboys from nearby ranches. "The Lone Eagle planned his final trip as much as he planned his Atlantic trip or anything else he ever did in his said Dr. Milton Howell, a longtime friend. Howell said Lindberg died of cancer of the lymphatic system. The pioneer aviator had spent the last eight days of his life in Hawaii after a month-long stay hi New York's Columbia-Pres- byterian hospital. Vacation Home "When he knew he could not recover, Mr. Lindbergh request- ed that he be taken here from sustain him, he carried a can- teen of water and five sand- wiches in a brown paper bag. At Le Bourget airport in 'aris, wildly enthusiastic Frenchmen mobbed Lindbergh's one of the persons most respon- sible for gaining respectability for flying because he showed that aviation could be used for the benefit of (he world as a I mode of transportation. i justify the cosl." said. The officer said a spotlight was directed at Ihe house. Three Figures "That's when we saw three figures near Ihc side of Ihc he said. Officer Richard Trail of East- land said, "One of the officer! threw his spotlight on Ihc sus- pects, and Ihe suspects were ad- vised to hall. Instead they broke and ran, and we started shoot- ing." Trail wa.s wiih officers more, Freddie McDonald and (Continued: Page 3, Col. 7.) Torfny's Chuckle An expert is a man who makes his mistakes quietly. CypvrloM .____ Nixon Query: "Pick the oses Cedar Rapids New: A special review of Cedar Rapids residences to determine tax Columbia so he could die. He bad made his vacation home here for many years and want- ed to die Howell said. In addition to his widow and changes in valuation for this fall. begin sometime MEMPHIS CAP) Rep. Dan Kuykcndall (Il-Tcnn.) says he had a "sad" telephone call Monday from Richard Nixon. "He asked mo one pointed question. "Do you Ihink Ihe people are going lo want lo pick Ihe carcass0" Kuykcn- The congressman said he told Ihe former President that he could not deled indications of a punitive mood in the na- tion. "I Ink! him. 'Let me speak from Ihe point of view of con- gress. My even on the liberal side of Ihe Demo- cratic parly-don't seem In want any part of this revenge thing.' Kuykcndall had been a strong Nixon supporter through Ihe Watergate scandal and was among Ihe few friends and officials who met with him on Ihc evening of Aug. R just before he went on television lo announce he would resign. Kuykcndall said al lhat lime Ihal Nixon "cried like a baby" before leaving Ihe room lo make Ihe resignation an- noiiiieenienl. lie said he believes Nixon, who has been maintaining public silence since (he resig- nation, also called some oilier friends Monday hul Ihe for- mer President did men- lion any names, "lie sounded strong, but sad, of Kuykcndall said. "The convcrsalion, Ihe whole thing is sad. It was a Icrrible realization for me after we slopped talking thai this man a few weeks ago wa.s Ihe most powerful man in Ihe world. II is tragic in Ihc Grecian sense and Ibis episode will also be written about for years lo come." Kuykcndall, who is spending a week at his family ranch at Cherokee, Texas, said Nixon reached him there after first Irving his Washington office. "My reaelion lo Ihe call is one of wonder, in a Kuykcndall said. "1 jusl wanted lo call and lell you I appredalc men like Dan Kuykcmlal! who slood up when Ihe going was he quoted Nixon as saying as a way of opening the fivc- niimile call from San Clcmcn- le. Calif. Ktiykendall said he asked Nixon in a very personal man- ner how he was getting along. "He -said, 'We've got prob- lems with lhat fellow uh "Jaworski? 1 said. He said, 'Yes'." Kuykcndall said Nixon add- ed: "We're going to be all right. If (here's any help you fellows need from me, jusUel me know." He said he told Nixon lhat he believes lhat al a future lime "you will he able lo be a lot of help lo Ihc country with your knowledge and ex- pertise." "1 Ihiink you for Kuykcndall quoted him. City Assessor Dale Piersall said he planned to inform the city conference board of details on the residential properly re- view at a meeting Tuesday af- ternoon. j Piersall said the big increase in the market price of some homes in the city has made val- uations put on Ihe books jusl two years ago antiquated. It will mean, of course, that homes which have appreciated considerably since the last pro- fessional evaluation will be boosted in valuation resulting in higher taxes. Similarly, (hose homes which have decreased in valuation will require less laxes from owners. Piersall said Ihe new valua- tions won't be put on Ihe lax rolls unlil I97G, adding lhat any effect on lax bills won't be no- iced unlil 1977 at Ihe earliest. He said Ihe undertaking could not be called a revaluation real- ly, or a reappraisal, bill rather termed il a review, lie antici- pated only single-family, du- plexes and three-family units will be reviewed. "We will need (Continued: Page 3, Col. 1) Land, Lindbergh is survived by sons Jon of Washington state and Scott of Paris and daugh- ters Reeve of New England anc Anne Lindbergh Feydi of Paris. Memorial services were sched- uled at 2 p.m. (7 p.m. CDT) at the Kipahulu church, in a grove of Irees 11 miles south of Hana. It took Lindbergh 33'.i hours to wing :his way to aviation im- mortality in "The Spirit of St. Louis." The slim, shy, 25-year-old former barnstormer and pio- neer air mail pilot found instant fame and fortune. But awaiting him also was great personal tragedy and dark political de- nunciation and innuendo. Charles Augustus Lindbergh was horn in Detroit, Mich., Feb. 1902. He grew up in Little Falls, Minn., where his father was a five-term con- gressman. Young Lindbergh took me- chanical engineering at the Uni- versity of Wisconsin. But he left in less than two years to enroll (Photos on Picture Page) plane as it landed. But charac- teristically, he felt it necessary part of which to introduce himself. "I'm Charles he told the first to reach Mm. Showered with medals and honors, "Lucky Lindy" came home to adulation. To promote aviation, he toured 75 cities in what 'turned out to be one long triumphal parade. Met Anne Later, as a goodwill ambas- sador to Latin America, Lind- bergh met Anne Spencer Mor- row, daughter of U.S. ambas- sador to Mexico, Dwight Mor- row. They were married on May 27, 1929. Seeking a measure of solitude, the Lindberghs took asylum in a home built in a secluded section of New Jersey near the village of Hopewell. It was here that tragedy sought out the couple. On March 1, 1932, (heir first- born, 19-month-old Charles, jr., was kidnaped from his second floor crib. A nation that had cheered Lindy's triumph five short years be- fore, now found itself caught up in his grief. Lindbergh paid a ran- (Continued: Page 3, Col. 6.) Soviet Puts 2 Men in Orbit MOSCOW (AP) Two more Soviet cosmonauts were orbiting the earth Tuesday, apparently in preparation for boarding the Salyut 3 space laboratory sent up two months ago. Tass, Soviet news agency, an- nounced that Lt. Col. Gennady Sarafanov, 32, and his flight engineer, Col. Lev Demin, a 48- year-old grandfather, were launched in Soyuz 15 Monday. Tass said the mission was proceeding as planned. There was no indication when the ship would link up with Salyut 3. But it was expected soon since the announcement said the Soyuz was launched into the same orbit as the space lab. It was the second manned Soviet space flight in less than two months, and Tass said the mission was "to continue scienti- fic research and experiments in space started on July 3 during he flight of the transport ship Soyuz 14 and the station Salyut 3." The two cosmonauts who went up in Soyuz 14 spent two weeks aboard the laboratory testing new equipment to be used in the joint Soviet-American space mission next year. They return- ed to the earth July 19. in a Lincoln, Neb., flying school. His future was already commit- ted to the skies. In those early days Today's Index of lion, Lindbergh served an ap- prenticeship as a wingwalker, barnstormer and a member of a small band of hardy avialion pi- oneers who risked their lives to fly the mail, lie bought his first ilanc for First Flight Lindbergh was lured into his ;reat advenlun; by a Or- leig for Ihc first transat- anlie nonstop flight from .New Comics Crossword Daily Record Deaths Editorial Features Farm Financial Marion Movies Society........... Sports State Television Want Ads li ...........12 ...........17 ............7 II 13-15 ...........10 ;