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The Times Recorder (Newspaper) - November 2, 1971, Zanesville, Ohio Today's Chuckle now in his 21st year in I started wili NBC General Sarnoff hadn't even been drafted 10STH 242-16 PAGES Your Newspaper 43701 NOVEMBER 2, 1971 Today's Weather FORECAST Partly cloudy today with a chance of High in the low 70s; low in the lower 40s. on TEN CENTS Jury Forces Death Penalty Stage Convicted Of Two Murder Char By J. FRANK JAWOROWSKI TR Staff Reporter Larry Freeman 26, of 724 Seborn avenue was found guilty Monday afternoon of two counts of first degree by a Common Pleas Court jury of seven men and five The jury did not recommend mercy making the death penalty It was the first such verdict in nearly 40 Stage was found guilty of premeditated murder and murder while committing robbery in with the murder of James Edward 39, of Perry Township last Dec. 11. Stage will be sentenced at 10 a.m. Nov. 8, when he appears before Judge Bichard D. Defense Attorney John Rericha of Zanesville said since mercy not recommended the verdict would be The jury was charged with the case at a.m. after hearing closing arguments by defense prosecution at- The jurors reached their verdict about a little over five hours after being charged with the case by Judge Stage appeared numb after the jury returned from its deliberation and Muskingum County Clerk of Courts Joseph Hildebrand read the verdict to the the five day trial he had appeared The last Muskingum County jury to return a first degree murder verdict without mercy was in 1934 when Russell Swiger was convicted of the service station holdup murder of Harold Swiger died the electric chair in Ohio Penitentiary a year In his closing statement Rericha said the jury should find Stage innocent because the crime was committed on Owens and not at Perry Township and that Homer McCoy Holmes without the help of Two key prosecution nesses testified Friday that they were at Perry Township home when he was Although neither witness saw the shooting take one said he heard Stage say he shot Holmes and the other said he saw Stage near Violence Escalates In Ireland Northern Ireland escalated day in Northern Ireland where gunmen shot to death two policemen and wounded a British bombs exploded in an office building and a department civilians and troops battled the capital The deaths raised to 111 the number of persons killed this year in the four-way battle that involves the province's minority Roman British troops and the outlawed Irish can Army Police sources put the blame for the shootings and bombings Monday on the which is seeking to wrest the six counties of Northern Ireland from Britain by force and unite them with the Irish Republic the Twelve persons were injured in the six of them in the explosion that blew out the ground floor of the Fanum House office building in Belfast and the others by a bomb that went off in a department store in downtown Police said one of those injured in Armagh was in serious but the others were less A bombing also occurred Monday a hand nade exploded in a crowded East Belfast bar frequented by Catholics and wounded two the army door opened a fraction and all we saw was this hand roll the grenade across the said Margaret co-owner of the Bridge Bar Pub. one a chance to The grenade exploded under a table where a man was He had blood gushing all over U.N. Flies China Flag Flag of People's Republic is unfurled N. guards as they prepare to raise it for the first time in front of the United Nations along the flags of 130 other member Education Aid Defeated In House Inside Index Classified Comics Deaths Editorials Financial Hospital News Jeane Dixon Pages Women's Page 1 No Vacancy Rented ground 540. mo. West Call 432-xxxx ii This apt. rented quickly with a fast acting classified Income property must be rented to produce Keep vour no vacancy sign out with the help of a Classified Ph. 452-4561 Ask for Classified The Times Recorder WASHINGTON -Op- of school teamed with House members Monday to defeat an administration that would have authorized to help schools pay the cost of The Emergency School Aid was rejected on a 222-135 roll call but its backers warned members the would return to them before the week is Similar legislation passed in April by the the measure was brought up under a procedure that barred ing amendments and required a two thirds vote of or 238 votes in this The failed to get even a simple Resume SEOUL re- Monday at four Korean colleges and universities day after a shutdown ordered by the Education Ministry in a crackdown on student The ministry closed 10 colleges and ties Oct. 15. because of student but withdrew the order Authorities at the other six schools have postponed their opening The administration sought the last year to help schools defray the costs of whether .it was undertaken court federal agency or The House approved the proposal in but it died in the Senate in the waning Cays of the 91st The money would have been allocated to qualifying schools on the basis of the number of racial minority children aged five to 17 in the state and could be used to hire additional inaugurate interracial educational programs or to repair or remodel body with a gun in his hands just after the David S. 22, of 615 Baker street and Charles Bentley 36, of also testified they were with McCoy and Stage when Holmes was taken to Owens the site where his body was discovered in a shallow grave April 8 by a groundhog Bentley testified he saw McCoy stab Holmes several tiroes and cut his throat after he was discovered An Ohio State University testified Thursday that Holmes died from a neck McCoy was also charged with the but hanged himself April 10 in the shower room of the second floor of the Muskingum County Assistant Prosecuting At- torney Joseph Gormley asked the jury in his closing statement to find Stage guilty of- all the charges against Muskingum County Prosecutor Richard E. Bridwell asked the jury to show Stage no more mercy than he had shown In all 20 witnesses testified for the prosecution and three witnesses testified for the The trial began Oct. 26. Stage did not take the stand in his own Stage was remanded to the custody of the sheriff's department after the verdict was read and the jury was dismissed at about p.m. after being thanked by Judge James B. Waite of Nashport served as jury Larry Freeman convicted Monday on two counts of first degree is returned to confinement in the Muskingum County ing is Deputy Steve followed by Stage handcuffed to Deputy Terry In the ground are Deputies William Hoops and Del Thomas to and Don Issued WASHINGTON fense Secretary Melvin R. joining an all but administration campaign to save the foreign aid warned Monday that America's withdrawal from Vietnam may suffer unless lawmakers revive it. Despite these and other Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield stuck by his threat that there might be a filibuster against any move to keep the 23-year-old program from expiring on Nov. 10. After meeting with President Nixon for more than an hour on the eve of his departure for Laird told fact that economic assistance can't go will have an effect on the overall Vietnamization In order for Vietnamization to there must be ic progress as well as military Laird said that although billion in military aid to Vietnam was not affected by the aid the measure contained million for economic programs that were vital to the Vietnamization effort that is aimed at withdrawal American Laird also said that the military aid program is vital to continued force reductions in the Thailand and in feel that this investment of our military assistance dollars has been vital to these force he do not believe the Senate action is a final Laird said of the surprising night vote killing the program that had distributed billion around the world since World War going to assure the Vietnamese that as a former member of I am sure that corrective action will be India Hits Vietnam Pakistani Positions NEW DELHI troops struck back and silenced Pakistani guns that had been shelling the town of on India's border with East Pakistan for 11 an Indian Defense Ministry official said He called the frontier incident The Joint Defense Secretary P. also said that Indian craft batteries fired on ni aircraft that crossed the western frontier Monday and flew over the airport at capital of The official Radio Pakistan night that Indian troops had made two attacks in company strength during the day across the border into East Pakistan in an area north of the Kamalpur The Press Trust of India quoted official sources in Calcutta as saying Monday night the government is placing all areas bordering East Pakistan off limits to foreigners without special The news agency said no reason was given for the action but that there had been allegations of by foreigners in the In Indian Prime Indira Gandhi said Monday India had no intention of attacking Pakistan but is determined not to be caught off Dean Convicted South Africa Anglican dean of Gonville convicted of terrorism Monday and to five years in me 59-year-old cleric appealed immediately and was released on the equivalent of SAIGON number of American troops in Vietnam dropped by last reducing manpower almost to the level recorded at the end of 1965, the first year of direct U.S. the U.S. command said The troop reduction was the biggest cut since the seven days ending May 6, when men went The latest cut brought U.S. force levels down to men 300 more than were in Vietnam at the end of 1965. President Nixon's withdrawal plan calls for troops to be cut to by Dec. 1. Another GIs were ordered Monday to get ready to leave South All but one of the units were bat support organizations the bulk came from the second military region in the central area of the The only fighting unit ordered home was the 58th Aviation an assault helicopter The latest reduction was announced as South Vietnam quietly celebrated National Day commemorating the coup eight years ago in which former President Ngo Dinh Diem was overthrown and later Although expected nist attacks during the holiday failed to take there still were fears of an imminent Last year Communists shelled Saigon early Nov. 2, the day after the Nov. 1 National Day President Nguyen Van Thieu Monday placed a wreath at the tomb of South Vietnam's unknown soldier in Mac Dinh Chi National Cemetery near downtown He also said that persons holding rites Tuesday for who was shot to death Nov. 2, 1963 for the first time would have to obtain Gen. Duong Van the man who led the coup against Diem and his Ngo Dinh said Monday tion of the country today is more dangerous than it was in Minh and former Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky opposed Thieu's re-election but dropped out of the race after accusing the president of rigging the Monroe County Man Gets Life In Prison WOODSFIELD Joseph M. 26, of Clarington was sentenced to life in prison Monday for the strangulation death of his May 16 at the couple's mobile Judge Robert Tape of Perry County passed the sentence in Monroe County Common Pleas He said Bobck was to be confined for life at hard labor in Ohio State Bobek is a former Bridgeport High School parents arid his brother consoled him with hugs and words of comfort in the few minutes they had together after the When Bobek relinquished an opportunity given him by the judge to address the Defense Attorney Allan Sherry presented a motion for a new trial before sentencing took He brought Dr. Itos Wheeling as -as a deputy sheriff to give testimony at the The motion Bobek was taken to Monroe County jail here where he will be retained until transportation has been arranged for his transfer to the lie was found guilty of second-degree murder Oct. 20 seven hours after Bobek was arrested in con- with the murder of his wife and questioned by Monroe o u n I. y Sheriff Francis He told the sheriff thai they returned to their home a.m. and wore confronted by two or three men wearing slocking Bobek HIP at that time he was knocked un- conscious and when he regained consciousness he found his strangled wife on the Maid Housewife Girl Held MANILA whiskey drinking Filipino outlaw killed a maid and shot an American housewife Monday when he was thwarted in an armed robbery He then held the American woman's 14-year-old daughter hostage for 10 hours while negotiating an escape by The an admitted member of a pirate gang and one of five men who attempted the Susan Butler as hostage after stabbing the maid to death with an ornamental sabre and wounding Mrs. Charles R. Butler with a blast from a sawed-off His escape was engineered by two Philippine newspaper and a tough Filipino crime reporter who arranged for the desperado to be flown in the Manila Times helicopter to a mountainous area 75 miles to the northeast where police said he was thought to have connections with the Peking Communist New peoples Army guerrillas ing The who said he was an escaped convict with the nickname of held Suzie hostage for nine hours in a bedroom of Inn Butler home in a wealthy residential area of He forced Suzie to ny him on the holding the shotgun pressed against her and ordered two other hostages also to make the The other two were Susie's wealthy businessman Stewart 58, and Manila Daily Star crime reporter 31. During the flight the gunman kept Suzie's right arm lied to his arm and held the shot gun aimed at her Deportation Hearing For Cubans Set NEW ORLEANS Immigration authorities postponed lor a second time Monday a deportation hearing for 22 Cubans who entered the United States without visas week to attend a world sugar cane A U.S. Stale Department spokesman said the hearing would resume at 2 p.m. Tuesday and newsmen would be allowed in the hearing Dr. Vladimir second secretary for consular and legal affairs at the in re- quested the and also asked that the hearing be made Cebis was called in Sunday lo advise the Cubans during the The first session was recessed after 10 minutes Friday when the Cubans requested It met only minutes Monday and officials did not say why Cebis wanted a The 19 of them claiming to be sugar gists eligible to attend the 14th worid congress of the tional Society of Sugar Cane arrived in New Orleans aboard a plane last The hearing for the 19 sugar delegates and the three-man crew of their airplane lasted only 10 minutes when it was opened Nuclear Test Con- lost another legal battle Monday in their attempt to prevent the underground nuclear test on Alaska's chitka scheduled for Friday or They made plans to go to the U.S. Court of Mormon Dies SALT LAKE CITY Richard L. whose low voice delivered the on the Mormon Choir radio broadcasts for more than 40 died day of neurological tions from He was 65. Are Dead NEW DELHI least persons and possibly up to were killed in a group of struck by a cyclonic storm and tidal wave on the Bay of Bengal coast of India's Orissa the official India radio reported Killed Ohio Fred Don 28, an inmate at the Mansfield Re- was killed Monday he and a fellow inmate got into a in the shop at the Credit WASHINGTON House passed legislation day to streamline the farm credit including a provision to let federal land banks make loans for housing in rural Schools Cloned Mo. city's 25 public schools closed Monday and students sent home because residents have voted down lax increases necessary to keep schools Election Day Election observers pre- a light to moderate turn out a polls today as voters elect local ment officials and decide the fate of several tax levies and other special The polls will be open from a.m. to p.m. Cloudy skies with a chance of showers is the weather 1
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