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Winona Daily News (Newspaper) - November 1, 1977, Winona, Minnesota How far to protect a say By TERRY BORMANN How far would you go to protect a the man ing himself asked this reporter by long-distance telephone Thursday before confiding that he knew where Don Howard was The reporter having earlier Ihal week received a letter mailed by Howard himself after his escape from the County Jail had accepted the mysterious collect call from J B Thursday alter noon on the chance It might lum up a story He hastened to assure that he would go to jail raUier than reveal a ECU identity I know where he is ami what identity he's said o Howard speaking in such an excited rush that Die reporter had to keep asking him to repeat himself That information sounded worth a trip to Minneapolis and aid the reporter to him in an East Lake Street Denial anything about money and he didn t say how he would recognize the reporter when he arrived So after making slow down and repeat the name and address of the avern The Office 1532 E Lake St the repor lor said he'd be there and hung up The reporter called Managing Editor Evans lo say Ihal he thought he should the rendezvous and it was arranged that Evans would call Sheriff Bruce Stanton after the reporter was on the road Stanion would be told of the call and be assured that lie Daily would pass on any information that lead authorities to Howard But the reporter reckoned without a determined woman his wife Rose Bormann said she was going along she would worry less even if she was in a parked car around the corner from the tavern in a rough district of Minneapolis than if she IMS silling by a telephone in Winona she said But what about the reporter asked It took two minutes for Rose to recruit a neighbor to babysit Wha I abou 13 I le comes us So a litlle later Ihal afternoon than he had anticipated the grim-faced reporter drove off into he sunset to meet with his destiny at the ready in backseat wife and hahy on the alert in front seat beside him Hdidn't eel so bad have By arrangement the reporter stopped in Red Wing to phone Evans and find out what the authorities thought of venture Evans had been busy had toll him immediately thai the should be and since the agent in charge of the to locate Howard was in Winona sheriff brought him to The agent assured Eva as bureau deals informants routinely There would be no hassle for in connection w ilh Howard escape if he provided useful information The most interesting thing Stanlon said was thai officials believed knew where Howard was in Louisiana If f B could confirm lhat Howard was in he South it would boa help told Evans On other hand if he claimed Howard were some place far away from Louisiana his story might not he line it would he could offer other specific information Ihal could be checked The also said that the FBI would keep hands olf rendezvous if Ihst was the wish or it could offer various sorts ol surveillance depending what kind ol tavern had told the reporter to meet him in The reporter had had an uncomfortable feeling driving out of Winona that he was looking 31 familiar landmarks like Howard home at 375 W SI for be last lime Cars seemed to be tailgating him Who was that guy behind him wearing the slale trooper He had a feeling of being watched Indeed a friend stopped him the day and asked Was lhat you I In any event given the assurance Die source would not be in because of it the reporter opted for FBI lance in whatever form it thought besl He gave Evans name and address of the tavern and the time of the He gave a description of himself and his clothing for agents benefil and rather shamefacedly asked Continued on J friend called Howard bond By TERRY BOHM ANN Stall Writer Bond or Donald Howard was sel at this morning by a Orleans La U.S magistrate and Howard's alleged accomplice in an Oct 23 escape Irom Winona County jail has waived extradition to appear here on those charges KBI agents Howard 34 of murder and con- in the Aug 13 shooting death of his wife 32 as he reported to work about 1 p.m Monday at a Gibson's Store in a Hammond La shopping center Mrs Nancy Brown 2.1 was detained W Brown waives extradition aboul Iwo blocks by FBI who released her after questioning However she was by Hammond authorities Monday night after Winona County Attorney Julius Gomes charged her with complicity in Howard's escape A complaint sworn out this morning by Winona County Sheriff Bruce Stanlon charges Mrs Brown with escape from custody for having allegedly to Howard a tool on Oct 19 with which he nil open the padlock on his window at the and with aiding a felon to escape for her alleged actions on or about Oct The also quotes from a letter written by Mrs Brown to her husband Kent and daughter I am il allegedly says I am never going lo be ihle lo come back no matter whal happens unless sometime in the far far future to sec Amy I think Don is innocent and lhat he'll never get a fair trial around here I know I love him and 1 need lo he with him I don't know where we are headed probably Canada out of the country the decision logo wilh Don is killing me but I foci I must eo I don't know anything about Shirleen I am sorry it happened but what's done is done I can't ever look back AH 1 know is I can't ever come back The complaint drafted by Gernes states thai Kent Brown received letter last Tuesday and brought it lo Stanton It was a lelter addressed to Kent and Amy Brown and postmarked La Wis Oct 24 the day before Mrs Brown's mother he handwriting as being her daughter's complaint fays The Daily News last Tuesday morning received a similarly postmarked lelter from toward which is the original of a Continued on Mrs Brown MRS NANCY BROWN Tuesday's Court to study effects Tiie U.S Supreme Court agreed Monday lo whether effect on children should be in determining if material is obscene even when children arc not a in case In reviewing Hie conviction of Us Angeles distributor William Pinkus the court is considering whether children and especially sensitive persons nre lo included in he of community when jurors try to obscenity standards Helms pleads no contest Director Richard Helms Monday pleaded no to charges of lying to a in 1973 when testifying U.S intelligence activities in The Justice Department with President Carter's concurrence cited Helms outstanding services in asking a federal judge lo impose minimum fine and suspend any jail sentence on two misdemeanor charges Under he law a plea means a person does nol guill but says lie will offer no defense Winona Daily News year ol publication November 1 977 18 Pages Pound up The pound sterling its second day of freedom wilh a rise in value from to SI when London foreign exchange market opened today The British Treasury announced Monday il was allowing the pound lo freely instead of keeping it lagged lo the ailing McGovern Sen George McGovern says he plans to run for reelection to Die Senate in but he hasn't ruled out Ilic possibility of running for president a second lime If things continue wilh he present administration any number of people might raise a an aide said dollar Senate's energy tax package A Senate package of energy lax breaks is for a congressional conference thai is likely lo combine il sonic of heavy new energy taxes passed earlier by the House The Senate aims to encourage fuel conservation and increased energy production with dozens of lax breaks Meany wants import restrictions AFL-CIO President George Mcany says organized labor will seek federal next year lo imports and save American jobs If this results in retaliation against American products flic U.S would win the because it has greatest said Meany President Carter meanwhile is ending U.S 43 years of in the I nlcr national Labor Organization Mcany AMC backlog Spurred by a backlog of orders for its new Concord model American Motors said Monday thai il will convert ils assembly in Bramplon Ontario entirely to production of luxury compact The backlog for Concord ex- 10.000 at end of October The inside Opinions Daly Bus Amalgamated Union representing 13.000 drivers mechanics and employes of Ihc Greyhound tins company has called for a si rike vole national contract broke down The present contract expired al midnight Monday TK Cloudy Skies tonight will be wilh 9 few Tempera lures ifl Us 50s and Wednesday is or partly ites and i ol more in Wednesday e Will Rogers There is no vote trading done in Who said here was Well he to be ashamed of himself for slandering a fine bunch ol men if he said ISM UNITED NATIONS AP to United Nations arc formulating their response to a Western resolution Tor an indefinite amis embargo against Africa introduced in die Security Council the Western Big Three vetoed African resolutions calling for military and economic lions A spokesman Eor Ihc African bloc K of Mauritius said his group likely would propose he resolution The new resolution Monday night by West Germany and Canada would call on all members to stop shipments of weapons to South Africa's white government Security Council filled ban But il omits a ban on nuclear cooperation which the Africans called for in their vetoed arms embargo resolution council to let the African bloc cooler on be new One resolution did pass the Security Council on Monday Prompted by the crackdown Oct 19 on black organizations and leaders al largo it demands lhat South African government release all persons imprisoned or restricted under security laws or lor opposing the apartheid racial policies and lift the bans on organizations and newspapers opposed to apartheid The resolution sponsored by Benin Libya and Mauritius as African members of the council passed unanimously Then came three triple vetos hy Ihc United Stoics Britain and Franco the largest number in one day in the history ot Ihc council They killed resolutions thai would aU member governments to refrain from in Joans loor encouragement of trade with South Africa on a mandatory arms embargo and called for an end to nuclear cooperation Mith South A that South had threatened international peace and security and persistently violated ciples of the Rap session Andrew Young righl U.S ambassador to the United Nations huddles Monday wilh unidentified aides during Security Council debates on South Africa AP U.S missiles WASHINGTON Pentagon experts believe of the cruise missile has largely nullified the Soviet billion air defense system and that would to launch a program to catch up officials said Monday lhat even a 550 billion crash program tlie Soviets would trail United Stales il continues to improve the sophistication of Die new Cruise improvements now being developed can be made opr rational faster lhan Russians can update their air Ihc defense officials said The officials rebutting a report questioning capon's said they are confident the present Soviet air defenses has decided lo slop up development of the cruise missile choosing it over the proposed bomber as nation's major strategic weapon But il faces a Soviet defense system described by is lie most in involving WOOi persons more lhan stationed al 1.000 siles and The cruise missile 1 technology by the United Slates is believed lo lead Russians by al least New study challenges oil industry's claims five essentially is a small jet plane which can carry cither nuclear or conventional warheads About 14 feel long and 2 feet in diameter il files al about 650 miles an hour as low as W feet above the surface presenting U s planners hope be a nightmare for defensive Defense officials said the would be launched in a saturation cloud of 3.000 cruise missiles al the same lime 200 target further complicating air defense problems Pentagon officials discussed the cruise missile's capability following a published report Ihal secret computer showed weapon would nol have a chance of penetrating Soviet defense The report by columnists Rowland Evans and Robert Novak Mid the computer study was based on a studv of cruise versus Hawk air defense system According lo report study showed that Hawk radar would locale cruise and thai a Hawk missile would The officials said once they lhat itic cruise would penetrate current Soviet system Die researchers a system Ihal could deleal WASHINGTON API A new economic sponsored by a conservative research suggests the petroleum industry Is exaggerating claims Ihal il needs higher profits The commissioned by American Enterprise Institute says the apparent low profits of oil companies in past years were actually higher lhan average for amount of investor risk involved The industry's record thus seemed good enough lo money said Ibe released Monday That conclusion seems to challenge one of Die oil industry's chief arguments for deregulation of oil and natural gas prices The industry has contended lhat controlled prices make profits loo low to attract in- thus hampering exploration and development ol new energy sources The analysis was prepared for the institute by Shyam Sunder assistant professor of accounting al Graduate School of Business of the University ol Chicago Sunder first figured eul profits of Ibe oil industry past IS years by the usual measurement s such as return on net worth ot return on He concluded as others have found that the industry's profits lagged behind U.S industry in general the sleep price increases associated wilh Ihc Arab oil embargo of Sunder said recent only made up lor Die lower profits of earlier years and may nol represent a Bui in his analysis Sunder lhat standard profit measurements fail lo lake an risk To the factor he did a serifs of unusual and complicated calculations Busnap case goes before judge today OAKLAND Calif API men who admit kidnapping a school driver and 26 children last year must defend against charges thai Bus driver Ed Hay who became the hero of Ibe mass was scheduled as the lead-off witness today Fred Woods 36 James Schoenfeld X and his brother Richard Schoenfeld 24 have pleaded guilty to kidnapping the motive for which remains a mystery The pica could get them life sentences with f for parole in sewn years But they have pleaded innocent to wilh bodily a charge that carries 3 mandatory life terra without the possibility of parole Eight of the kidnapped children were also to appear in the trial confronting their abductors or the first time since July 976 The defense aware that children will be the star witnesses has chosen a trial by judge rather than by jury which might be waved by sympathy for the youngsters The defendants claim that not only were the children unharmed but there also was never any intention to harm them This was really something that came up as a fluke that was perpetrated by three not too brilliant public defender He and other defense are expected lo note that the kidnappers provided food and ventilation in the buried moving van which held Ray and the children 1
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