Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 8, 1974, Page 18

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette December 8, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Armstrong’s Sport Goods has everything for the active people on your gift list!•®:?***•* W,?W#> IgA Tbf Cedar Rapids Gazette: Son , Der 8, 1974 CHAMOIS SHIRT 100% cotton chamois shirt. The more you wash it, the softer it becomes. Good looking and warm. Tan only Sues S, M, L, XL, XXI. 15.95 STADIUM BLANKET 50 x 70 fringed stadium blanket. 100% acrylic, washable Complete with carrying case with pad that can be used as a cushion. 16.95 STEEL TENNIS RACKET Famous Wilson quality steel frame tennis racket with nylon strings. Terrific gift for beginners or pros. (Other rackets 9 88 to 44 95i    39 95 ICI SKATES HoHowground figure skates for boys and girls. Noogahyde uppers with Canadian steel blades Will take old skates in on trode Sizes 114    14.95 LIGHTWEIGHT TURTLENECK Perfect for skiing or any other sport Banian turtleneck shirts that are lightweight and easy to care for White, scarlet, blue, green, maize. Sizes S, M, L,    XL.    I Q 95 BAG BOY GOLF CART Play Day , by Bag Boy, the rugged lightweight golf cart with adjustable handle Folding wheels. Will ad|ust to any bag size 29.95 Of Bounty On Guns everyone loves EDITOR'S NOTE — im Tip ARMSTRONG SPORT GOODS DOWNSTAIRS store "Wo ated:    Guns.    $50 Bounty/' For 2 Vt months the Baltimore police department paid people to turn in guns. The aim was to reduce violent crime But gun crimes went up, money ran out and the program was dropped. Now Wash- | ington, D. C , might try a similar plan. Bs Robert Parrs BALTIMORE (AP) -Housewives sneaked into the police station during the day bringing guns their husbands had lying around the house. “They knew their hubbies would be mad when they got home, but at least there wouldn't be a gun around to use on somebody," said Police Sgt Laurence E. I^eeson “One guy won a gun on a ! $20 bet in a crap game and turned it in for SSO But that's the kind of gun we were after, one that was floating around " Adds Dennis Hill, the police information officer: "All kinds of people took part. Street people turned in guns with very little comment . $5t Enough "A number of homeowners 1 brought in guns because they were afraid someone would use one in anger or that they would be stolen. They'd been thinking about getting rid of the guns anyway, and the $50 was enough to make them do it.” Still, the Baltimore police department’s experimental payment of a $50 bounty for every gun turned in was cut short in November. The program had lasted 24 months, and the police had collected 13.500 firearms — mostly handguns — at a cost of over $000 OOO m city funds ' One hundred dollars was I paid for tips leading to the ! discovery of illegal guns. Donald Pomerleau, city police commissioner, said that | Operation PASS — People Against Senseless Shootings — ended because the federal I government refused to provide funds to keep PASS going Went I'p PASS was supposed to have • reduced the number of gun- I related crimes. Instead they went up during the life of the j program. Pomerleau conceded ; this. but said. "(her the long I run. lives will be saved ” Pomerleau, 5ff. a retired marine colonel, has been , known as an innovative police j commissioner during his eight I years as head of the Baltimore ; force. He is credited with opening { the first storefront poliee-community relations office in the nation during the lJttkis J He established a police academy with fully accredits college courses, and he required on-duty policemen to return [ for 4<i hours of retraining each year. The Baltimore gun program j was the first of its kind in the | nation involving money, according to Hill The Philadel- I phia police department conducted a voluntary gun-turn in ! program a few years ago, but no money w as involved and few guns were received gifts from... Since the termination of PASS, however, the city council of Washington, I). (’, has voted to authorize a gun bounty program The council approved a bill authorizing payment of $100 for each tip leading to the confiscation of illegal firearms The mayor was empowered to set a bounty    for handguns and sawed-off shotguns turned in by residents In Baltimore — with one of the nation’s highest crime rates — the incidence of homicides and assaults involving firearms • increased sharply during the bounty program, which ended Nov ii For the 235 days in 1»74 prior to Operation PASS. police figures show 112 homicides involving firearms In two months of the program, 47 persons were killed by handguns. 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Sizes S,M,l. *9 • 2 way zip-fly front • Bi-swing shoulder • Zip chest pockets • Triplestitched seams • Washable Not pictured Children’s Snowsuits by Oshkosh * 20 denier nylon, waterproof shell with 5 oz. polyester fiberfill for warmth. Borg pile collar. Snap off hood with drawstring, zip-fly front and I 4 ou-terseam zippers for easy on and off. Completely washable. Sizes 4, 5, 6, 7,    8    19.99 Si,., 1012    26.99 OSH KOSH SNOWDRIFTERS Snowmobile suits for men, women and junior boys 14-18 6 6 oz. polyester fiberfill for warmth, waterproof outershell. Hip-to-heel outseam zippers. Sizes S, M, L, XL; M, L, XL Tall; boys 14-18. 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  • Dennis Hill
  • Donald Pomerleau
  • Laurence E.

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: December 8, 1974

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