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Ardmore Daily Ardmoreite (Newspaper) - May 21, 1972, Ardmore, Oklahoma Ski 3 t re hl3t r. Of Ftp Dii it a Quot a re i it a r of Arthur Bremer a quiet lonely Young Man in search of himself editor s note Arhur Bremer changed in a few months from withdrawn loner to cheering extrovert at George Wallace Rallie. The following report from the a special assignment team examines this change in the Man accused of shooting Wallace. By g. C. Thelen or. And Dick Barnes associated press writers Milwaukee a hammered late last year by a succession of emotional jolts Arthur Herman Bremer embarked on a Yoi Hig Many a journey an a news special in search of himself. At trails end he found George Cowley Wallace. A Momma in a going out and make my Way a Bremer is quoted As saying last october. Last monday he found his Way to a Laurel md., shopping Center. There according to state and Federal charges he crippled the Alabama governor with a burst of bullets from a .38-caliber revolver. The furious gunfire at an election eve rally for the democratic presidential contender was the Comax of seven traumatic months for Bremer quiet lonely and withdrawn to his family neighbors and Hometown Milwaukee acquaintances cheering clapping and colourfully dressed to Siose who recall him turning up at Wallace Campaign stops. The emotional blows and his reactions were in rapid sequence a october Bremer 21, broke with his family moving to a Midtown apartment a sea two and one half blocks from the Motel where Wallace later would establish his Wisconsin primary Headquarters. A november Bremer was arrested for the first time charged with carrying a revolver concealed in is coat. He was fined $38.50 for disorderly conduct. The gun was taken away. A december Joan Pemrich then 15, Bremers first and Only girl Friend brushed him off after Christmas saying she did no to like him and did no to want to see him again. Downcast he shaved his Blond head hoping to regain her attention with this act of contrition or so he told a fellow worker. She Only laughed. He quit ted tical College. A january Wili Hout a word of explanation he walked away from his part time Job As a school janitor. A february after accusing his employer of discrimination he quit another part time Job Busboy at the Milwaukee athletic club. For a while he became a virtual Recluse in his apartment scribbling Doggerel and Tii ought fragments in an apparent Effort to self analysis. One Jot Faig found in his apartment a happiness is hearing George Wallace sing the National Anthem or having him arrested for a hit and run when his Mother visited the apartment building Bremer turned her away at uie door with angry shout. Then in March he appeared at Wallace Headquarters first apparent Stop Oti intent intent travels along the governors Campaign Trail. With Bremer eventually would be the $80 revolver he bought at casanovas gun shop and a Tising the a largest selection of guns in Wisconsin a he obtained the revolver Jan. 13, the Day Wallace announced his candidacy for the democratic presidential nomination. Wallace Campaign workers recall seeing Bremer loitering around Headquarters at the Holiday inn at an org sizing meeting for Wisconsin volunteers March 2, at a $25-a-plate testimony dial dinner for the governor in Mih Waukee March 20 and finally at an election night Celebration april 4. After the shooting Bremer was recalled As being at other locations. April 7, for example at new Yorkus Waldorf Astoria hotel. Or april 15, arrested for speeding near bin Mon , May 11, spotted at a Wallace rally in Landover md., like Laurel a suburb of Washington. May 13, Kalamazoo mich., where police picked him up briefly for loitering near a site were a Wallace rally was planned. Mostly he was remembered because he wore red White and Blue clothes. But a it was his face a Gerald Foulke of Annapolis md., recalled from the Landover rally. A the just stood there with a Grin on his face a half smirking Grin a said mrs. John Blee Ker of the Kalamazoo rally. Two Days later he was Back in Maryland seen first at a rally in Wheaton then arrested in the afternoon after the Laurd shooting. At All these Campaign stops Bremer was described As a Man who Drew attention to himself with colourful clothing with loud cheers and Proton clapping for Wailace with constant pushing to the front of crowds. This picture of Bremer As extrovert is not the Man remembered from most of his Days in Milwaukee. Grade and High school teachers had a culty recalling him Beca Iise they said he was so nondescript. Students mentioned tidy his occasional mumblings to himself. Bremers overt eccentricities emerged Only late last year apparently paralleling his emotional upheavals. There was the head shaving incident and complaints from members of the athletic club where Bremer worked As a Busboy. His idiosyncrasies in chiding marching in time and whistling in tune with the music that was played in the dining room disturbed them. In Milwaukee people Aid Bremer rarely returned their hellos. But mrs. Janet Petrone a Wallace Volunteer in Maryland said he greeted her airily at their second meeting this Way a Chi babe. How Are things going a mrs. Alfred a Pemrich Joan smother said Bremers habits were Odd at years end see Arthur Page 4-Abatly a sunday a edition Quot Southern Oklahoma s greatest newspaper Quot 78th year no. 177 Ardmore Oklahoma sunday May 21, 1972 Price 10c an Loc holds against new enemy thrust Saigon a South vietnamese forces trying to Clear the Road to the beleaguered provincial capital of an Loc fought off a Day Long attack by North vietnamese tanks and infantry saturday. An american army officer called it in Al probability the enemy so last stance for an Loc a a rubber Plantation town 60 Miles Ortii of Saigon that has been virtually destroyed in 44-Day i Ege. A Golem Merit Relief column had pushed to within sight of the town before the counterattack cts struck at Dawn. In the Central Highlands where the North vietnamese of Fai Sive centers around the provincial capital of Korntum enemy troops probed government defense lines less than two Miles from the City but no mar Jor Attalis were reported. In the air War Over North Vietnam the . Command announced that american warplanes had intensified their daily pour sing of enemy Supply areas and transportation routes. The command reporting on attacks of thursday said air Force bombers destroyed a fuel tank farm containing More than five million Gallons of Petroleum 32 Miles East of Hanoi. Spokesmen said about 75 per cent of the depot was wiped out with bombs leaving a one huge a communique said the strike a further depletes North Vietnam a supplies used in support of its invading armies in South the bombers also Are carrying out sustained raids against the rail lines linking Hanoi and China. The railroads must be attacked almost daily to keep them out of operation the command said because North Viet i mobilizes workers to make Quick repairs. A Navy a7 attack plane was reported shot Down Over the North and its Pilot listed As missing. First Stop on trip to Summit is Austria of at saturday caucus county demos Are younger More t m 150 Carter county democrats crowded the courtroom saturday of Lemoon convening the largest democratic county caucus in recent memory Quot Niere were 101 present As certified delegates. Nealy one third of the delegates were Young people under 21 years of age who succeeded in electing 6 of the 29 county Del ates to the upcoming District and staite conventions. Women also achieved a significant Victory out numbering the men 15-14 i the elected Del ate slate Eva though 48 men were put in nominal it compared to 29 women. The new party rules state Itiat no More than 60 per cent May be of the same sex. The elected delegates were All uncommitted. Prior to the balloting the 77 nominated were polled As to their position on the candidates for the democratic nomination. Members of Wilson precincts 1 and 2 were challenged when they stated their positions As Marie Davis chairman of the credentials committee presented tie original precinct reports which Shower five of the delegates committed to sen George Mcgovern. When challenged Don Stevens Wilson 1 precinct chairman countered a we re going uncommitted As Long As the Humphrey ites Are doing the the rules committee determined that since five of the Wilson delegates were certified from their precincts As Mcgovern delegates this position see county Page 4-a leftist mob at Airport area woman crash victim Mary Asilee Harris 52, of Marietta was killed late saturday afternoon when the car she was driving apparently went out of control on so 32 West of Marietta according to Highway Pati of trooper David Pruitt. The car a 1966 rambler american travelled about 351 feet and overturned four and a half times before coming to rest in the Roadway. The absence of skid Marks and because the Road is straight in the area led officers to speculate the Harris woman either fell asleep at the wheel or swerved to miss something said Pruitt. He also reported the woman who was the car s Only passenger was thrown at it out 49 feet from the vehicle in the Accident. Sooner democrats lean to Humphrey by the associated pros South Dakota sen. George Mcgovern suffered stinging tosses in Tulsa and other key democratic county conventions saturday but he did Nail Down five National convention votes in an Oklahoma county landslide and he had a shot at five More in the 4th congressional District. Mcgovern supporters had hoped to pick up a majority of Oklahoma s 39 democratic National convention votes by scoring As Well at the county conventions As they had at the precinct caucuses earlier this month but an anti Mcgovern coalition moved toward election of an uncommitted delegation. Collector of taxes treasurer handles monies editor s note this is one in a series of articles on various county offices and boards. The series will run through the next few weeks to help make voter More aware of the varied duties and fun tuns of each department. By Kay Evers the county treasurer is to county monies what internal Revenue is to the Federal governments Bank Book. Mike Mccomber Carter county treasurer not Only handles collections of a ill county funds and keeps accurate records of disbursements but he can be designated As treasurer of any City or town in the county with less than 5,000 population. State Law also stipulates that the county treasurer shall be treasurer of All schools in the county except Independent districts which May appoint their own treasurer. The treasurer takes assessment Rolls which Are prepared by the county assessor and mails out statements of tax due to every property owner in the county. The treasurer is not Reyuh de to demand Parma it of taxes however As it is the duty of the taxpayer to inquire about taxes each year. The county treasurer is the legally designated collector of taxes and in must keep separate records of funds and accounts of tie county. His books shall be open for inspection of state and county officials. Taxes from All sources a commercial vehicle and vehicle mileage farm truck and Auto License gasoline Gross population motor vehicle License Rural electric cooperatives special fuel tax and others a flow into the county treasurers office. The treasurers responsibilities include allocating funds for the county Highway Cash fund and apportioning school funds based on average daily attendance. County Bonds May not be used for any purpose other than that for which they were voted but the county treasurer is invested with authority to invest proceeds of Sale of Bonds or funds not immediate see treasurer Page 4-a the big Winner in the comity conventions Proba Day will be Minnesota sen. Hut Ert Humphrey since most counties elected uncommitted delegations that lean toward the 1968 democratic presidential nominee and former vice president. Mcgovern came close to controlling the Tulsa county convention but Iii Forres fell slightly Short and the anti my Golem coalition was plodding steadily toward election of an uncommitted delegation late saturday. Reports from All but a handful of the 78 county conventions \ showed gov. David Hall s drive j for an uncommitted delegation was winning in most areas. The Oklahoma county sweep was Mcgovern s big in a mph but he still could a get five National convention votes from Che 4th District although his chances apparently lunge on a successful Challenge of an Anli Mcgovey delegation from Eastern Oklahoma county which holds its own county convention. Eastern Oklahoma county that part of Oklahoma county that Falls in the 4th District refused to allow 17-year-Olds who will be 18 by election Day to serve As delegates and a Mcgovern spokesman said the delegation definitely will be challenged. Each of the six Oklahoma congressional districts pick five National convention delegates and the remaining nine Are chosen at the state Cove lion. The county meetings showed Mcgovern being shut out in tiie 2nd and 3rd congressional districts probably being blanked in the 6th District although he swept Payne county and apparently losing a it completely in the 1st District because of see sooner Page 4-a Salzburg Austria president Nixon stopped in his Alpine resort City saturday night for 36 hours of rest and preparation for Ivis submit meeting with soviet leaders in Moscow. The presi it Tennial Jet the spirit of 76, will take him to the soviet capital monday morning. Nixon s plane landed about an hour after steel helmeted police with Elute drove an estimated 200 leftist demons tor., from the Airport Landing area. A the president left the plane and approached a cordon of Smock coated Salzburg riflemen police pushed and carried another cd map of demonstrate is from in front of the Airport terminal about 50 Yards from Nixon. A Vixon did not appear to notice he and mrs. Nixon accepted bouquets of Flowers from austrian children then stepped toward their Black limousine. Before taking off on the spirit of 76 for the eight hour flight to Salzburg Nixon said his Mission in the soviet Union would be a search for a a world of peace a world of Progress for the trip began three months after the president s historic sit to communist China. Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky is Host to president and mrs. Nixon during their Lay in this rail India trial and i Urist Center overlooked by a medieval fortress. Kreisky s son or. Peter Kreisky 28, was among Austn ans who planned anti Nixon demonstrations to coincide with the president s visit. The Chancellor commented before Nixon s arrival Quot we disagree but i to link my son is old enough to have his own tile president and mrs Nixon and their official party were welcomed by Kreisky and other austrian officials As a local band played martial temperatures 1972 1971 High saturday 86 84 Low Friday night 63 59 10 45 . 78 data recorded at fire station forecast Oklahoma partly Cloudy and mild through monday exc a Little cooler West monday. A few late afternoon and night Fane dwyers or thunderstorms extreme West. Low sunday in upper 50s to mid 60s. High sunday and monday mainly 80s. Straining at the Leash red Man right and White Man Promise to make hash of the photographer if they get Loose. County canines new crime stoppers bite red Man White Man and Ben Are the names of the three newest Law enforcement aides m Carter county. To outlier they re 196 pounds of snapping snarling straining at the Leash Man Hunting dogs. They were purchased from the Texas penal system and were flown Here from Clemens state f at Brazoria by sheriff Robert Denney and District attorney Wayne Warthen Ben is an older dog he s a Black and Tan hound crossbred with a bloodhound he weighs 92 pounds and is trained to track tree and attack Ben always gets his Man a handler at the prison farm told Denny and Warthen that i Ben had never failed to find a Man once he had a Trail to follow. Ben has scars lumps j and broken Teeth to attest to his willingness to go headlong into anything. In addition to tracking escapees and working on manhunt of other kinds. Ben has cracked several burglaries for Texas officers. Red Man and White Man Are nine month old puppies which Are Only partially trained but both show a decided Talent for Man Hunting. They Are bred from a hound Bitch that has established a reputation of being the most ferocious dog in the kennels at the prism a farm. Tiey weigh 52 pounds each. Itie puppies Are red Bone Bounds. Canine handlers Are showing More and More of a preference for Coon dog Type hounds for tracking men because they have a a hotter they can smell while running without putting their Heads to the ground. This is a distinct advantage when time is limited and ground track my Only slows a dog Down. Sheriff Denney said the dogs were bought with a crime commission Grant. They will be available for use by other Law enforcement agencies in this area a Man out of the sheriff s department Here will be trained to handle the dogs. The dogs Are part of a two part plan that evolved out of the massive manhunt Here for James Kenneth . A when a canine tracker was brought in from Dallas local officers were Quick to see the tremendous advantages that a dog has Over a Man in such situations. In the Case if a track dog had been available Loc ally the manhunt probably would have ended much More quickly and probably would not have Gro ii to the proportions it eventually did. Denney said that s just one example of an occasion when dogs could have been put to Good use another was about see Evv. Page 4-a car License Check finds pot suspects it just does no to pay to drive a car without a Driver s License. At least four people will attest to that fact today. They were stopped Here saturday morning in a routine Drivers License Check at Lake Murray drive and 10th ave. Be. They ended up in county jail where they were booked on a Possession of marijuana charge. It All started about 8 45 . When a 1965 Blue Mustang and a White 1964 Plymouth valiant rolled up to the checkpoint being conducted by trooper Jim Horn capt. Rick Feiler and patrolman David Willingham. When officers Learned that neither of the Drivers had licenses both cars were pulled Over to the Side of the Road where officers chatted with them. Since none of the four had licenses officers decided to have their cars towed in and stored. Two of the quartet displayed definite signs of being intoxicated so All four were brought to county jail and booked on various driving complaints. The suspects were identified As Robert Duane Travis 19, Ardmore Steven Wayne Lacey 17, Dallas Michael Emmett Lacey 25, Dallas and Cecil Paul Dyer 20, Dallas. An inventory of the cars turned up a bottle of Benza Drine in the valiant and a pipe with remnants of a Green Leafy substance still in the see car Page 4 a

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