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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 27, 1974, Abilene, Texas Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 94TJI YEAR, NO. 71 PHONIC 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 27, PACKS IN THREE SECTIONS Price 15 Ccills Aanrinled I'ress Fugitive In Custody Dallon Williams, 29, one of three Colorado prison convicts who escaped last week, sits handcuffed in a Texas Highway Patrol car after he was captured along with another escapee, Jerry Ulmer, just outside Sle- phenville Monday night. The third convict, Richard Mangum, 22, was killed by lawmen. (AP Wirepholo) By BLUE HUCKER Paint Needed For Decorative Fire Plugs I've been keeping un with Hie tivtnlu" siliuition. If Ilierc's any fol- low-up on il, I'm willing to donate my lime and 1 can find oilier arllsls who'd he willing lo In anil painl a plug This has been done In other cities with striking results. If I tan help oul, I'm available. Any indications from City Hall as far as approval or disap- proval? A. So far, the Fancy-up our Fireplug campaign is moving riglit aloife. Our as- sistant city manager, always cautious, worries about mainlainlng docoraled fire- plugs bill said he'd like lo see the idea picked up by Hie bicentennial committee. 'I'lie general manager of the Chamber ol Commerce thinks il's a tine project. He introduced the idea to the Bicentennial Executive Committee for study so we passed your name along to the chamber. Now if some paint store will jjst donate sonic paint Do you know of any lickel can- cellations for the F.lvis concert'.' 1 am an Elvis fan who needs two tickets. A. Then we wisli you luck because Hie coliseum manager lias turned down over requests for tickets. When Elvis comes to town you gotta be an early bird. Joe Coolcy, coliseum manager, bad a chance to "preview Presley's Korl Worth appearance, said it was the finest show he'd ever seen. That was uncalled for, wasn't it? Just makes you leel worse. (1. I'm a dedicated Wylie High .School football fan anil can rcmcmhcr lasl year's home games and swaldng at mosquitoes. What's the address or phone number of the place that sprays? Since we hail lhal rain and some puddle holes, It needs lo he done before the season starts, A. Abilene-Taylor County Health Dept. will be out, to spray just as quickly as possible, probably before you read lliis. The health department sprays any area on request. All it' needs is an address. Q. Action Line is pretty good at solving memory benders. Please find out the first line and author and name of the composition (hat has the phrase, "wee little heavies and things lhal go bump In the night." A. There's no name, except "Old Cor- nish and no author, but Ihc- lino, goes: "From Ghoulics and Gnostics and Long-I.cggity Beaslics and tilings that go bump in the night, good Lord, deliver us." You'll find it in "The Inheritance of collccled and arranged by Glad- ys Adshead. Q. We bought a Persian cat from a friend. We need Ihc (Hie in flnr name before we can offer him for slud serv- ice. We mailed a form to Ihc address given on (he back of Ihc certificate of registration but Ihc letter was re- turned marked, "Moved, Not For- warrtahlc." We sent il to Portland, Ore. Can you find (he new address of the Col Fanciers Assn.? A. Try PO Box 203, Point Lookout, Mis- souri 65726. The Cat Fanciers have mov- ed. Send for transfer of ownership. Address rinesHons lo Action Line, Box :10, Abilene, Texas 79601. Names Will not be used bill questions must be signed and addresses given. I'lcase In- clude iclrphonc numbers It possible. Duo Gives Up nion Slain By JIM CONLEY Reporter-News Staff Writer STEPIIENVILLE Almost exactly four days after he es- caped from prison in Colora- do, joining two other men on a spree of robbery, rape and killing, 22-year-old Richard iUaiigum of Denver lay dead in the mud beside a barbed wire fence west of Stephcn- ville. His two fellow escapees, who had vowed not to be tak- en alive, quickly surrendered alter Mangum fell only a few feet short of brushy cover. Apparently killed instantly by a rifle bullet fired by one of four small town policemen who said they had warned the escaped convicts to halt, Man- gum's body fell face down on ram-soaked clay near FM 8, just miles west or the city. HIS THROAT was virtually shattered by the shot, which seemed lo have struck him broadside as lie ran across the officers' field of fire. The time was about 11 p.m. Monday, after many people had thought the fugitives bad slipped out of the Iriangular- shanc.il area which had been ringed all day by perhaps 150 lawmen from across She state. Mangum's companions, Dai- ton Williams, Snyilcr and Jerry Ulmer, 22, of Gar- land were taken into custody after surrendering to lawmen moments after Mangum was hit about 150 yards off the road. Erath District Aliorney Bob Glasgow said surviving pair was not wounded by shots, iilihougli Williams was treated for barbed wire cuts and Ulmer was complaining of an injured leg. THE TRIO had come lo Texas with the announced in- lent of avenging themselves by hunting down witnesses win had helped put Ulmer anil Wil- liams behind bars. Later in the morning, inter- rogating officers said [he men lold them they killed only HI the .spur of the moment, rath- er- Mian hunting down their victims as had seemed appar- ent. Instead, officers said (he men lold them, since they were in the area of two wit- nesses they impulsively decid- ed to murder them in revenge. In Hands of the Law Jerry Ulmer, 22, of Garland, hobbles oiil of Ihe Steplieiivillc Police Station early Tuesday morning between two officers after the escaped convict and a companion, Dallon Williams, were captured near Stephenville by policemen from Mineral Wells, Easllancl and by other lawmen. (Staff Photo by Jim Conley) Glasgow said that at about p.m. the three men were sighted near FM 8, by Hie res- idence of Cobb Butler. Four officers spoiled them, lie said, and ordered them to hall. "When Ihcy did not, and broke and ran, the shots were said Glasgow. He said lhal Mangum had been pronounced dead on ar- rival at Stephenville Hospital, while Williams and Ulmer were complaining of minor in- juries. !'1T V.'ILL lie our purpose lo file complaints and have Ihc Other Slephcnvllle. Stories, Photos, I'gs. IB, 211 two suspects lie said. "Then I expect 1he fugi- lives will lie released lo feder- al authorities for arraignment before a federal magistrate. "II will lake days, perhaps weeks, to piece the entire case lie said. An Eastland policeman who has been on Hie force only nine months was among only four officers firing at (lie trio. One of scores of Texas law- men who volunteered to join in.Ihc manhunt, Richard Trail said that about 0 p.m. Monday the men had been put on the stakeout at their posilion. "About p.m. we heard the dogs begin 'said Trail. "We jumped out of our palrol car am! saw the sub- jects run oul from behind a house" (apparently the Butler home) "into sonic light. "THEN PATROLMAN (Lar- ry) Brandenburg (of Mineral Wells) shined iiie car's spot- light oil them. were armed, .but I could not sec i[ Ihcy Sec Convicts, I'g. 8A, Col. 7 Something's Gotta Give For Rain Here By JOE DACY 11 llcporler-Ncws Slaft Wrilcr Abilene is apparently caught liclwecii two, rain-giving low pressure systems, but as ot Tuesday morning had re- ceived little of the stale's share of precipitation. AL Abilene Municipal Air- port forecasters at the Nalion- al Weather Service said Tues- day Uiey measured only ,OG inches of rain in early morning hours, but scattered reports from tlirouglioul the city indicate a more" substan- tial harvest of moisture. A rain gauge at 1517 N. Mockingbird contained .81 inch and a forecaster at Dycss AFB reported brief but heavy showers in the north section ot the city. The soulh section was ap- parently left dry, however. THE CITY may get another chance Tuesday: and Wednes- day, forecaster Jack Schnabel said Tuesday morning. a tropical depres- sion or low pressure system is expected to mill around the Tied Bivei- Valley for some lime, rain chances were in- creased Irom Monday, he .said. .Abilene, has -already re- ceived more than the 2.05 nor- mal from August: 2.72 inches for a yearly total of 11.58, now 4.G5 inches below normal. A swatch of Texas between Abilene, San and Del Rio 'received virtually no rain, and Schnabel said he thinks the city is "about due." "We have plenty of clouds Lut we are just not gelling the 'rain-chill' thai surrounds the low pressure he said. Federal Charges May Wail On State Complaints A Dallas FBI official said Tuesday that the two men captured in Stephenvillo may not come up on federal charges until action in three slates has been completed. The assistant agent in charge of the Dallas office, Herbert Gniberl, told The Re- porter-News Tuesday Hint, be- cause the Federal charges pending against the men are of a lesser nature, (he states will probably have their turn first. The convicts could be charged with flight to escape confinement, kidnaping and interstate transportation of stolen vehicles, he said. BUT THE FKDKJ1AI, sector may not get involved at all if Hie men arc convicted of mur- der in Texas. Grubert said that in general the other charges arc dropped in such cases when a stiff sen- tence is handed down for a greater crime. Grubert said it was "a little redundant" lo stack sentences on top of a murder conviction, in addition lo being a waste of time and money. "If our charges were more severe they would let us han- dle them Grubevl said. "They're going to be facing an awful lot of [ocal charges before. even get lo he added. There arc two systems tlial could bring rain to the Key Cily: one lo Ihc fur west near El Paso and Eastern New Mexico; the other near Luke Texoma north of Dallas. THE "TItOPlCAL" depres- sion was so named because il entered Texas "along the coasl near Victoria. Schuabel saidi. -Such depressions are the' cause of hurricanes when al- lowed to build in the orean. Until something however, Abilene's chances of rain will remain lower than the rest or Die stale, SchnaM indicated. Widespread rains continued in their fifth day in many parts ot Texas, especially lit Hie Panhandle-Plains section, and the Pecos and llio Grande river valleys. Even if il does not rain, temperatures should fall into the mid 80s, Schuabel said. Where II Rained Survivors Tell Their Story STEl'llENVILLM, T c X. (AP) Texas Hangers, KRI agents and local officers lalkcd through the night with Dallon Williams and Jerry Ul- mer, two of Ihe three escaped convicts captured near Sle- phenvillc late Monday. The third, Richard Mangum, was shol lo death. This Is (he story llio survi- vors lold as rclalotl by Kralli Couuly nisi. Ally. Robcrl Glasgow: Williams said the Ihreo lind a hacksaw, drill and bits in llieir possession at the Colora- do Stale Penitentiary al Canon Cily. They cul Ihe lock on a tool shed last Thursday and hid there until darkness. Next Ihcy climbed over two inner walls and one outer wall and were free. Initially they intended to go lo Mexico and llicnce overseas with Army buddies they hoped lo mod 'along the Mexican border in Texas, They slolc a Colora- do deputy warden said this oc- curred wiili'm sight of'lhc pris- on guard headed for Raton. N.M., on Interstate 25. At Uaton, they stole two ri- fles and a shotgun and stuck up a gasoline station, obtain- ing 5130. They drove on and hid in a canyon all one day. The lino headed for Las Ve- gas, N..M., where they hoped lo buy clothing. But they wcie choosy and didn't find whal Ihey wanlccl, buying only three shirts. Along Ihc ruulc Ihcy found two. young women in 'a cvr parked beside the road. Wil- liams said Mangum and Ul- mer shol oul a lire oh the women's car. Mangum raped one beside Ihc road and Wil- liams raped the other-ill the back seat of Ihc car. Williams said, "I raped her but 1 didn't intend lo hurt MET." They knew Ihe women only as "Betty" and "Janet.'.' Tlioy later were identified as Belly Jane Tucker, 23, and Jamw I.efcvcr, 22, Alamngordo, fQI., roommates and social workers. They look the women with ABILENE Municipal Airport Tolal for Year Normal for Year 1417 iUeadowbrook 2nd and Treadaway 152G iMiiiter NK Treatment Plant 1517 Mockingbird Dycss A KB Lake Phantom Hill 1M6 Cellar 3036 Slate BAIRD HLACKWKLL BROWNWOOI) CLYDE COLEMAiV COLORADO CITY COilANCHE DUBLIN EASTLAND GORMAN HAWLEY IIEHMl.EIGII PAINT HOCK HANGER SEYMOUR SNYDliR. SWEETWATKn WKSTBROOK .06 11.58 .05 Tr. .75 .75 .61 Tr. A'i .32 .65 Tr. .20 Tr. Tr. Tr. .07 .70 .80 .50 .60 .20 .25 :40 Tr. .40 .07 WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nolionil We.lher service (Wcarher Map, Pa 4B) ABILEME AND VICINITY CIO mile CansIderaWe cloudinei! DUO mild wlh Q chance ol showers or Ihun- tJorshowors through Wednesday. Llghr and vorloblc winds. Hlqli loday nnU Widnesdsv In the mlddli mghl In the 60s. Probantlily ol rain JO per can! today; 20 per cenl lo. night; JO per cent Wednesday TEMPERATURES Monday p.m. Tircsdoy a m. 47 8' u, 82 47 4! U is n 71 72 7J 49 75 High and lovi for 24 hours ending a.m.: 84 and 61. High and somt dale lost year: 93 ana 63. Sunrise loday: su'nsel lonight; sunrise tomorrow: Barometer reading al noon: 28.15 in. Humidity ol noon: 74 per cenl. Amusements flc Bndae 3A Business Mirror 8C Classified 3-7C Comics 3C Editorials 4A Horoscope 8C Hcsoitel Patients .IB Obituaries 2A Spoils 1-2C To Your Good Health 3A TV Loq 8C TV Seoul 8C Women's News 3B them to Roswell, N.M., Ihe.v changed plans and decid- ed to go'lo Possum Kingdom Lake west o[ Fort Worth, Tex. Then they planned to rob a bank at Gorman, Tex., before heading for Mexico. While at Lamesa, Tex., Wil- liams said he remembered a man al llolnn, Tex., against whom lie held a grudge. That man was rancher R. I., liaker, C5, whose testimony helped send Williams lo pris- on. 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