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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 19, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                10 The Cedar Riplds Gauttt: Tuts., Nov.' 19, 1974 Sandy Fawkes Journalist Reveals Tale of Harrowing Trip Editor's Hole: Sandy Fawkes, a journalist with the London Daily Express, has been traveling in the United States. Twelve days ago she met Paul John Knowles in At- lanta and traveled with him to Florida without knowing that he was wanted for questioning in up to 12 slayings. She wrote the following account for the Atlanta Constitution. By Sandy Fawkos ATLANTA (AP) lie was tall, fair and handsome, with the immaculate manner of the comfortably rich American. We had met in a bar In Atlanta and he had offered to show me the city. After a ro- mantic evening he suggested we drive down to Miami, where he was going to see his lawyer and 1 was to visit friends. It seemed like a good way of spending 'a few days and seeing a bit of America, so 1 invited him to pick me up at my hotel the following day. How could 1 have possibly known that those strange hands, the hands that would carry my suitcases, fasten my seatbelt, catch a mosquito hawk (dragon fly) in my room and carry it tenderly to free- dom, had only three days he- fore strangled and trussed a 15-year-old girl, police said, and reportedly stabbed her father to death, plunging scissors into him 27 times? The man I knew as Darrol (lolden was really a wanted criminal. (The man she identified as Golden is believed to be Paul .lolm Knowles, 28, a Florida parolee charged witli murder in two Georgia slayings and wanted for questioning in several other slayings. He is being held in the Bibb county jail in Macon while authorities search for a missing Florida highway patrolman and a Del- aware business man thought to have been taken hostage by Knowles last week.) Tingly Spine My spine still cramps with fear when I remember the jokes I made about what a risk I was taking, setting off on a journey with a stranger. Now I feel it was those jokes and my sense of humor that kept me alive. Wo drove through the au- tumn countryside of Georgia keeping a careful eye out for traffic cops. As we neared Jacksonville, he said he was tired'and asked me to drive. While I did so he put his head on my lap and went fast asleep. Only later did I discover that he had jumped parole from this sec- tion of Florida, and that the car that 1 was so thrilled to he driving had been reported stolen four months previously and that the owner has never been seen since. When he awoke, 1 teased him gently about the con- versation we had had the eve- ning before. We had gone to the revolving bar at the top of Hie Regency hotel in Atlanta and watched the city move slowly around. It was roman- tic and we sat talking about ourselves in that intimate way complete strangers can. For a while he talked about his family, his father who owned a small chain of res- taurants in Now Mexico, his brothers and sisters und the mother he loved. It was when he asked me as a journalist if I would write a book about him 1 began to think, "Oh my God, I've got a right one But I thought since I was drinking his drink, I would listen to him patiently. He then told me an ex- traordinary story of some secret in his life that could on- ly be told after his death, which he expected could come any lime. He did not expect to live a year. He told me that the tapes with the details were deposit- ed with his lawyer in Miami and that they would make world headlines when they were published. It was a tall story and like any astute English lady I look it with a large pinch of salt. Loner Cult He again denied all my jok- ing attempts to identify him as a murderer, narcotics smuggler or recent version of the Boston Strangler. Yet he admired the eult of Ihe loner, the social outcast. Ills voice was very low. It was the first lime I felt fear, but like a fool 1 brushed It away. In the end I felt he was a lonely young man on a super ego trip, and was sorry for him. His manners were superb. My wish was his command. Doors were opened, drinks were ordered. We went wher- ever I wanted to go: Cape Canaveral, St. Augustine's fort. He was proud of his America. How could I possibly know that the clothes which he looked after so carefully and displayed so proudly had al- legedly been bought by his victims' credit cards? He stayed at West Palm Beach when we arrived near Miami, but not at my hotel. He met me at my hotel's bar for several days. He even drove me in that supposedly stolen ear, to an interview I had arranged with U.S. Ally. Gen. William Saxbe. I was preparing to return to London and had many other friends to see, Su 1 left him in a bar and didn't return his phone calls. It was at that bar thai he met some friends of mine who liked him and took him back to their hotel for a drink, and that was where he stayed that night. The next day ho offered to drive my friend's wife to the hairdresser and on the way attempted to rape her. She escaped, anil from then on the gentle person who had carried my bags when we went shop- ping and had looked after my wallet so that it wouldn't gel stolen disappeared. He never took anything from me; it's really extraordinary. 1 reported his rape attempt to the police immediately, and identified him from a police photograph, 1 feel simply terrible that 1 misjudged him so, but of course I'm relieved that he didn't harm me. 1 was think- ing of moving to Ihe United States, but I see I have a great deal more to learn about America before I do that. Winners Robbin Jordan, 1 2, at left, and Sarah Allen, 1 7, show off the wool outfits they entered in the District 1 "Make-lt-With-Wool" contest, held recently at Prairie high school. Rob- bin, daughter of the Kenneth Jordans of route, two, Marion, won an al- ternate in her age group with her plaid vest and plain coordinate skirt. Sarah won first-place with her three-piece pantsuit. Sarah is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Allen of route three, Marion. Winners of the distric contest are now eligible to enter.the state contest in Ames Dec. 6. The annual contest is sponsored by the women's auxiliary to the Iowa State Sheep Assn. Other winners were: Lisa Netolicky, 1 1, of Amana, first Sheryle Wendt, 14, Mechanicsville, first place, and Beth Leichsenring, 14, Amana, alternate; Kathy Paulsen, 1 6, Newhall, alternate, and Shirley Crowley Anamosa, first, and Terry Dies Lowden, alternate, in the adult competition. Stripper 'Cashes On Incident BOSTON (AP) With a new title and a new salary, Fanne Fo.xe has made her first stage appearance since being stopped by police in Washington, D. C., with Rep. Wilbur Mills in October. "The Washington Tidal Basin Annabel Ballistella in private life, says she is being paid week- ly for four 20-minule strip shows a day, seven days a week. She started out Monday's Pilgrim Theater performance in a gown of orange, red and pink plumes and ended il in a She said Mills called her afterward to tell her he does not approve of her new job. The Arkansas Democrat was not available for comment. Mrs. Batlistella, a 38-year- old divorcee and mother of four, and Mills were passen- gers in a car that was slopped by park police near the Wash- ington Tidal Basin on Oct. 7 for speeding and operating without headlights. She jumped into the basin and was pulled out by one (if the offi- cers. Police said both Mills and Mrs. Batlistella appeared lo be intoxicated when the incident occurred. Goictie piioto bv Dui Miss Hildenbrand Becomes Bride ELY During a 3 o'clock ceremony Saturday at St. John Lutheran church. Miss Robin Kay Hildenbrand be- came the bride of Herman John Baer, Seventh avenue SW, Cedar Rapids. The Rev. Alvin Danielson officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and ffrs. Harold A. Hil- denbrand, 5730 Colorado drive SW. Parents of the bride- groom are Mrs. Muriel Baer, 1561 Bever avenue SE. and Walter Baer, 5305 Sixth street SW. All are of Cedar Rapids. A reception for 30 guests was given al the home of the bride's parents following the ceremony. The bride wore a street- length dress of powder blue accented with lace (rim. She carried an arrangement of pink and white carnations. Susan Selecman and Tim Boots were honor attendants. The couple will make their home at the Seventh avenue address. Mr. Baer is em- ployed by Ray's Construction gco. TEACHER HONORED WITH SURPRISE SHOWER A surprise baby shower was given Monday for Mrs. Jerry Voss, Hillside drive NW. by her morning kindergarten class al Prairie elementary school. Co-hostesses to the 27 guests were Mrs. Lorcn U'il- born, Mrs. Allen Pedersen and Mrs. Loren Neuhauor. POLISH AH) To polish sandals or oilier sirup or shoes lirsl place a plastic in paper bag over your hand. Then slip it into the shoe. love tiv3 not leaving a steamy mirror after your shower. Society for Women Features American Designer to Show Pants And Varied-Hemline, Loose Dresses By Patricia McCormack NEW YORK (UPI) New spring clothes from American designers can't relieve wor- ries over fuel, the cost of sugar, ,the shrink- ing dollar and such. But they certainly can help a woman wor- ried about the waistline. The loose flowing silhouette the kind that de-emphasizes the waistline will be number one, says Eleanor Lambert. The fashion seer runs American designer showings which started Monday in New York a five-day event attended by fashion re- porters and featuring spring lines from 30 pace-setting designers. The clothes will be in stores in January. About that number one silhouette, Miss Lambert said: "It is shown a la francaise, long, in shirred tiers below a yoke and full Gathered sleeves, or American stylo, with a casual dropped shouldered lop outlined in jeans stitching, with a sportive neckline and perhaps a wide cinched belt." Pants, given a bypass in shows by Europe- an designers a while back, stay in American- designed spring collections. Most outfits include coats or jackets. There is some show- ing of shorts but not the Ruby Keeler tap- dance uniform shorts seen in French collec- tions. The American shorts are mostly the tennis type. 'Any Length Hike' Denim Entry Speaking of jeans the newest denim entry, to be drummed in at a show later Ibis week. is a denim bikini. From Levi Strauss, the blue jean king. It is called a bikini but since the invention of the string that hardly there outfit, this so called bikini looks like a modest two-piece swimsuit. The suit will cost around SIS when it hits the market by the thousands of dozens. Highlights of Miss Lambert's forecast: Hemlines come mini-midi-maxi. Take your choice. This has been the fashion dictum since three years ago when American women declared in their inalienable right to wear hems "any length I like." Materials in the American collections are "airy, lively, lustrous and blithe Generally, according to Miss Lambert, there is no fusiness, just well thought out decorative accents. These include contrast double stitching, piping and faggoting. Asked how business is in the garment industry, Miss Lambert said some persons seem to be buying expensive, well-made clothes as investments. The clients she repre- sents sell clothes in the to range. The latter, according to Miss Lambert, in- clude fur creations. Asked the same question, Waller Mankoff. assistant director of research for the Interna- tional Ladies Garment Workers union, said it's hard to project for spring. Americans spent some Sfitl billion for clothes last year, billion for women's and children's, according to Mankoff, an economist. DINNER, SHOWER FETE MISS BARBARA .1. BERN'S A surprise dinner and shower were given Monday evening to honor Miss Bar- bara J. Berns, Feb. 1 bride- elect of Louie N. Decker, 1709 Hollywood boulevard NE. Hostess for Ihe event was Anne M. 'Wilson, 533 Forest drive SE. Miss Berns is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Berns, 'iSi'i Westwood drive NW. Her fiance is Ihe son of Mr. and Mrs. Louie Decker of Lime Springs. MISCELLANEOUS SHOWER HONORS SANDIE BROWN Miss Sandie Brown, Nov. bride-elect of Patrick R. Cobb, 150 Miller avenue SW, was ho- nored Saturday evening at a miscellaneous shower. Mrs. George Kaufman of 31111 Tamara drive SW, mother of the future bridegroom, was hostess to Ihe 15 guests. Par- ents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown. 22211 Tenth avenue SW. Mr. Cobb's father is Melvin A. Cobb. Stone Pack, ill. Confesfanfs Are Too Skinny- LONDON (UPI) Ben Ford, a member of parlia- ment, took one look at the leggy entrants to the Miss World contest and delivered his verdict loo skinny. "I prefer something a little better Ford said. "They need a good meal of roast beef and Yorkshire pud- ding." The girls were quick to re- ply to Ford, one of four leg- islators chosen to escort Ihe beauties during a visit to parliament Monday. The contest is (his week. "We are all good healthy said Terry Ann Brown- ing, Miss USA. Community Theater Now Offers Buffet Cedar Rapids Community Theater now offers "buffet and Broadway." The "candle- light" buffet supper is pri- vately catered and may be had for S3.50 lo and a regular theater ticket. The supper will be served next door to Community Theater. The current production is "My Three The buffet theater is tai- lored for groups of 20 or more. For further information call the Community Theater, 3H2- 7632, between 10 and 3 or Nancy Humphreys at By Abigial Van Burcn DEAR ABBY: Thank God for you. You're the only one I can turn lo for help. My wife and 1 are separated and will be divorced as soon as we can get the money to- gether. We are still friends. She thinks she is pregnant. She's been seeing my brother, and she says the odds are thai it's his baby. There is slim chance, however, that it's mine. No line knows she's pregnant but she and I. If Ihe baby is mine, I will accept the responsibility and support it as I do our other children. But if it's my brother's, 1 intend to disown it. Is there any way to tell whose baby it is after it's born? If there is no way to tell for sure. 1 want to do what's best for the baby. What do you suggest? IN DOUBT DEAR IN: Blood tests aflcr the baby is born will not de- termine who (he baby's father IS only who Ihe baby's father ISN'T. Since you and your wife arc still married, in of doubtful paternity, it would be wise to aeecpt the child as your own. SHOWER GIVEN FOR MARY KAY ANDERSEN Mrs. Rick Flynn, 2808 Falbrook drive NK, and Mrs. Bob Flynn were hostesses Sunday afternoon for a bridal shower honoring Mary Kay Andersen. She is the Dec. 27 bride-elect of Michael Flynn. 1039 Park Town lane NE. Eighteen guests shared the courtesy. Parents cif Ihe en- gaged couple are Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Andersen, 2li25 First avenue, Marion, and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph 47I1K Green Valley drive SE. FRANCIS FRIED! Certified Kitchen Designer Instead of buying a new home why not buy a new kitchen. Steel fl Wood Formica KITCHENS BY FRIEDL Sorvlng Eastern Iowa 1013 Mt. Vernon Rd. S.E, 366-7122 BLOWN-IN MINERAL WOOL INSULATION Than Ever Before Good Insulation Pays for Itself GREAT PLAINS GAS Insulation Dept. 1101 Satond Ave. S.E. 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