Anderson Herald Bulletin in Anderson, Indiana
25 Jul 1974

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25 Jul 1974

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Anderson Daily Bulletin (Newspaper) - July 25, 1974, Anderson, Indiana I a. If erases a it Vav i i a Quot Wjk a it v a Telf a i in # v#1 a a a a a. Manhunt continues for shooting suspect David Ellis Spillman it i i the �?�>#., ii of a is a. In a a a Ltd in the Graf re Irv i�?1 Quot Lla a a i by Tony Barker bulletin staff writer the manhunt continues today for a suspect in the shooting deaths wednesday of David w Johnson 26. And his daughter Tameka. 3. Of 1321 w. 13th St. Police Are seeking David Ellis Spillman of 4608 Greenhill Way Chesterfield in the incident which left Johnson a wife Pamela in satisfactory condition at Community Hospital w Ith gunshot wounds. Spillman is described As a White male age 32. 6 it. 3 in., 220 pounds with blonde hair and Blue eyes his getaway car is a 1972 Buick Skylark two door White Vinyl Over Bright Green with a White Interior and dealer plates 2979m1. Anyone seeing this car is urged to Contact Anderson police. The morning s events reportedly began with Spillman and Johnson gambling late tuesday night at Johnson s lunch. 1020 w 16th St. A business owned by the dead Man. Both men left that address about 6 30 wednesday morning with Johnson returning Home Between 6 30 and 7 . According to his wife. Spillman is believed to have followed Johnson allegedly entering the Johnson Home about to minutes after Johnson returned. Mrs Johnson asleep at the time reported hearing the two men talking. She said she heard her husband say. Quot i done to play like and a spam Call referring to his brother. Bruce Johnson was detained and later released by police alter attempting to enter the Home following the shootings. A shot was heard by the victim s wife. After which the suspect ran into the bedroom and pulled her from the bed demanding that she search the House for Money. After giving the Man an undetermined amount of Money he replied that the amount was not enough and a scuffle ensued. During the scuffle the couple s 3-year-Oid daughter Tameka was shot in the head and in the Back and mrs. Johnson was shot twice in the Back Tameka died Enro Ute to methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after being Tran szered from Community. David Johnson was found dead at the scene a a i grabbed a lamp and tried to hit mrs. Johnson recounted to police a but the lamp broke and did t bother him Quot police do not believe the assailant was injured in the scuffle at this Point. 6-year-old daughter Tracy ran from the bedroom after being awakened by the fight ran from the bedroom and out the front door distracting the gunman momentarily. Tracy contrary to earlier reports was not injured. Mrs Johnson then ran out a Side door see Page 2, column 3 Rock throwing closes Street Merton numerous Rock throwing incidents wednesday afternoon and evening along with a beating resulted in the closing of a portion of Madison Avenue by City police. According to capt. Gilbert Robinelt Madison Avenue was closed from 14th to 19th streets after several autos were hit by Rock throwers Martin Medley 56. No address Given was taken to St. Johns Hospital Early wednesday afternoon after he was reportedly beaten by a Large group of Blacks As he walked along the 1700 Block of Madison Avenue. Martin was treated at the Hospital for head injuries and later released. Early this morning police reported a fire. Which May have been set. At a used car lot at 1103 Pendleton ave. Fire department officials reported two cars had been destroyed in the fire and one of them had an empty gasoline can in the rear seat. Arson investigators Are at the scene this morning. Police report Madison Avenue remains closed today with no indication As to when it will reopen City police also reported vandalism to the Dairy Queen store 17th Street and Kaible Avenue late wednesday night. According to a spokesman a Large plate Glass window had been broken out by sandals. Apparently with rocks Anderson mayor Robert l Rock has scheduled an Impromptu meeting with representatives of the Black Community today at noon at the Wallace Temple Church according to reports it is hoped that the problems can be aired and solved during the session Anderson police inspector Donald Perechinsky said reports have circulated through his department of scheduled marches by Blacks through downtown Anderson Perechinsky said he has heard that the ame Church would be used As a rail my Point for marches. None of the reports however could be confirmed through proper sources according to Perechinsky. I min fourth Day of 4-h a features Sale vol. 90 no. 107 Anderson Indiana thursday july 25. 1974 Price ten cents not even a super triple header electric razor could help this five o clock Shadow but Rodney Pott Ision of Summitville was trying his Best to shave this Dairy steer yesterday in anticipation of John Cleary whisker trim today s 4-h Dairy judging contest. Judging was to have begun at 9 30 . And to continue throughout the Day. This is the first year for 4-h Dairy projects in Madison county. By Connie Staton bulletin staff writer Alexandria a the Madison county 4-h fair entered its fourth Day today beginning with Dairy judging at 9 30 a in. And followed by the 4-h livestock Sale at 5 30 Madison county Extension agent Harold Berry said 122 steers 89 Barrows. 23 Wethers sheep and 12 rabbits will hit the auction Block tonight. The total number of livestock for tonight s auction is up 53 from last year. Last year s Sale brought a record $77,000, according to Berry. Last year s grand Champion steer also brought in a record amount of $2 70 per Pound. This year s Champion steer is of tied by Jodi mouser of Elwood and is a Black crossbreed 4-h champions will go on Sale promptly at 9 pm. Berry said beginning with the grand Champion steer. Non grand can pions will go on Sale at 5 30 the schedule is As follows rabbits. 5 30 p i Wethers sheep and Barrows Swine steers. 7 30 other events scheduled for today at the fair include a cheer leading contest at 2 p in. Most schools in the county will have varsity cheer leading squads in Competition and several Reserve ninth Grade and Junior High cheer teams will compete varsity. Reserve freshmen and Junior High squads were competing in individual categories and were judged against other squads for the Besto Crall trophy a runner up award was presented in varsity and Junior High divisions. A trophy was also awarded the most spirited individual cheer Leader entertainment for tonight will be provided by George Grace from the music Box in the stage area at 7 30 p in. Sen Birch Bayh is expected to appear at tonight s fair around 5 Bayh is one of several political candidates who have appeared at the Madison county Fairgrounds in Alexandria s Beulah Park his opponent in the Senate race. Indianapolis see Page 2, column i or callbacks finalized by aug 5, dec Tremy will have recalled All of its Laid off employees who have not otherwise lost their seniority. Employees who lost seniority recall rights do not have to sub my applications in order to be considered for re employment since these names Are still on record a Deko Remy spokesman requested that no Telephone Calls be made to the office regarding employment and added that applications for new employment Are not being accepted at the present time. New product introductions a namely High Energy ignition a increased customer orders As Well As employee retirements Are factors affecting the recalls. Guide strike Likely tonight arson suspected in Kirk. Fireman extinguishes Auto Blaze on Pendleton Avenue. Harvey Riedel girls death attributed to drowning grand jury called in the Madison county grand jury will meet tuesday morning july 30. To examine evidence and bring charges in connection with the robbery of Hart s Little store in Summitville and the abduction and death of 19-year-old Kathy Wylie. Police tuesday arrested Lester French. 34. Lebanon and Charles Martin. 33. Alexandria. They Are being held in the Madison county jail on three pre charges of Kidnap armed robbery and commission of a felony while armed. An additional charge of murder is expected Martin was arraigned this morning in Madison county circuit court. French was arraigned wednesday. The Wylie woman was abducted monday afternoon after walking into the midst of the robbery at the grandmother s store. Her body was located wednesday morning in Hamilton county one mile West of Straw town and four Miles East of Cicero. State police said the suspect Martin led officers to the body she was found in White River and was according to state police Clad Only in shirt and panties. According to state police sgt Dick Hart investigating officer in the Case the apprehension of the suspects was the result of a around the clock work from monday night to wednesday night by a number of the investigation. He said is still continuing. Police believe the suspects after leaving the Summitville store drove West hostages Are kidnapping still held by Texas convicts if events continue at their present Pace it looks As though 4.500 workers at guide lamp division of general motors corporation will walk off their jobs tonight at 9 . Details on present negotiation talks Are sketchy but a spokesman at the Anderson Plant reported that differences Are still wide apart Between Union officials and guide lamp some of the demands presented by Union officials include seniority preference and scheduling meanwhile. Anderson police and firemen continue to Vole today on a proposed $600 plus pay increase offered by the City the proposal is more1 than $200 less than the original demand set by Poller and firemen almost four months ago officials from both unions Are not making any predictions on the outcome of the voting. A Erb hearing held mostly on county re ids making numerous stops at differed t locations due to w Ater trouble in their car about 7 . Monday they were believed to have stopped in the Hamilton county area where the body of the Wylie woman was found. The two suspects then split up. French hitchhiking to Lebanon and Martin driving the car to Alexandria where he was later arrested. French was arrested in Lebanon. Hamilton county Coroner or. James Dillon said an autopsy performed wednesday revealed that the girl had been beaten about the face and head but the apparent cause of death was drowning. Dillon said the beating injuries were see Page 2, column i impeachment debates in second Day Washington a winding through Day and night impeachment debate the House judiciary committee today heard a Republican plead for fairness to president Nixon and a Democrat urge his ouster for open and notorious Defiance of the Law Quot opening the second round of the nationally televised colloquy. Republican rep Chalres e. Wiggins of califor-na6a declared Nixon a is entitled to a presumption of innocence the second speaker. Democratic rep. John Conyers of Michigan countered that Nixon must be removed from office a to restore to our government the proper balance of constitutional Power and serve notice to All future presidents that such abuse of conduct. Never again be at specific Issue was a two article Resolution of impeachment charging Nixon with obstruction of Justice and other abuses of the presidency in eluding contempt of Congress. Not since 1868. When Andrew Johnson was exonerated by the Senate had any such Effort to remove a president gotten so far. Conyers one of the outspoken Nixon critics on the committee charged the president was responsible for a wholesale violation of the constitutional rights of citizens Quot he also sharply criticized Nixon s refusal to comply with the panel s subpoenas declaring a unto this Day the president is in open and notorious Defiance of the Law because he has failed to comply with the directives of this committee to produce the documents that we needed Wiggin s plea for fairness came despite tuesday s claim from other gop defend of the resident that a Der committee decision against Nixon is assured. Wiggins has frequently been characterized As Nixon s most articulate defender on the committee but he told the committee s second session of formal debate that a i wince at that Label because he believes simply that the Case should be decided according to Law it fairness is not the overriding Factor in the epic proceedings. Said Wiggins a we would be doing a greater violence to the Constitution than any misconduct alleged of Richard Wiggins was the first of 27 see Page 2, column 4 Huntsville. Tex. A prison officials began moving tear Gas equipment today into a state prison unit where armed convicts threatened to kill to hostages. W j. Estelle or. Director of the Texas department of corrections said the situation was a and Quot negotiations Are going on by he refused comment about the equipment. An armed takeover of a third floor Library was led by Fred Gomez Carrasco a prisoner serving a life sentence prison authorities said. Prison information director Ron Taylor when asked about reports of shooting said no one had been shot and killed. But when asked if no one had been shot he responded i m not saying Taylor went Back inside the Ivy covered prison fortress when asked to comment on the presence of tear Gas equipment Early today prison guards began bringing into the downtown prison compound three Gas generators Gas mask boxes and what appeared to be a Supply of weapons. Authorities said seven convicts were with the hostages but one of the convicts was not believed to be an Active participant in the rebellion. The hostages Are seven women and three men said or. Don Kirkpatrick assistant director of the Texas department of corrections. One of the men is a guard and the other hostages Are civilian teachers and librarians. Kirkpatrick told newsmen wednesday a night that Carrasco had demanded six Bullet proof vests three Bullet proof helmets and visors three Walkie talkie radios three m16 automatic rifles five magazines of ammunition too Loose rounds for each Rifle and a suitable clothing for the three of Kirkpatrick said Carrasco who was sen see Page 2, column 2 testimony resumed today at the Madison county government Center in the four Day hearing on a complaint filed with the National i Bor relations Board against the labor Union at the ex-cell-0 corporation of Elwood by three former Union members the action brought before administrative Law judge Alvira Stevenson began tuesday the former employees charge that local 1384 of the United automobile. Aerospace. Agricultural implement workers attempted to coerce the employees by threatening to have them fired for failing to pay Union dues tape delivery sought inside Washington apr special prosecutor Leon Jaworski moved today to seek a prompt order from l s. District judge John j. Sirica to Speed delivery of the 64 watergate tape and documents the supreme court said president Nixon must surrender the prosecutor s office announced it would submit a motion to Sirica later in the Day requesting him to direct presidential compliance with the order. Presidential attorney James St. Lair in announcing Nixon a decision w wednesday night to comply w Ith the historic High court directive said a Quot time consuming process a was needed to prepare the tapes and related materials a Jaworski spokesman said the special prosecutor s office believes 33 of the tapes and documents Are virtually ready to be turned Over. Today a bulletin sports pages .2, 33.34,35 i19 new s 6,7 pages births .2 comics .19 deaths .2 editorials 4 Anderson deaths Byrd Fancher 2010 Meridian St. Harold Dunham 3313 Windsor Way weather Chance of thunderstorms tonight lows 60-65. Partly Cloudy Friday with a slight Chance of afternoon thunderstorms with highs 82-86. Chance of rain 30 per cent tonight 20 per cent Friday. Yesterdays High 80. Today slow 58. No precipitation yesterday

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