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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - November 9, 1975, Burlington, Iowa You con always make More Money by Miki Swist Lomax 111. A Amos Bundy figures he can a always make More Money Quot but he can to make another that attitude May have saved his a life Friday night when a masked Man pulled up to Bundy a service station Here stuck a pistol at his stomach and knocked him unconscious before fleeing with an estimated $2,100 in Cash and checks. Bundy 43, was not seriously Hurt. Henderson county authorities and Illinois state police had not located any suspects through saturday. Bundy said he was doing bookworm at a counter in his Sinclair station about 8 30 . When a car possibly a dark Green or Blue 1963-64 Chevrolet pulled up on the darkened drive. Bundy had closed at 7 but said he always does his weekly bookworm Friday evenings. A i was just about getting ready to leave when the car pulled up to the pumps. I just thought it was somebody the front door was locked Bundy said and As he opened it a Man about 5-9, 160 pounds dressed in Blue jeans a White jacket and wearing a Nylon stocking As a mask stuck a a Small Caliper pistol in my belly a i walked backwards to the counter a a few feet from the door Bundy said. The robber said a a in la take this Box a a Grey Metal Cash Box laying on the counter Bundy said. A then he said a empty your Billfold a a Bundy added. A i had $235 in my Bundy did no to argue with the Man because the gun a a .22 Caliper id say looked like a Cannon. Id even have taken it Box out to the car for him if he asked me a Bundy said. A i turned around to out the Billfold on the counter. A a that a when he hit me maybe with the Cash Bundy thinks he was unconscious for about ten minutes. When he came to he saw that the Telephone had been ripped out so he walked the Block and a half to town marshal Bob Crupper a Home where he telephoned Henderson country sheriff Pete Thompson. Thompson said his deputies Illinois state police Dallas City and la Harpe town police established roadblocks across every major Highway in the county within five minutes of being notified. For a few moments about 10 25 ., authorities thought they May have had three suspects. An Illinois state trooper became involved in a High Speed Chase with a 1971 Ford on the disco Blacktop North of la Harpe when the car refused to pull Over authorities said. The Driver Ralph j. Torrence 16, Lomax failed to make a turn onto a gravel Road during the Chase police said and the car skidded across the Road into a Utility pole. Torrence and his two passengers were not injured and the Trio was held for questioning when troopers found an air gun in the car Thompson said. Bundy could not identify any of the youths and they were released. Torrence was ticketed for fleeing and eluding a police officer. Roadblocks were called off at 3 . Saturday. Bundy said he thought there May have been a second Man in the robbers car but he be certain. He was sure his assailant was a no Thompson said this was the first armed robbery in Henderson county in five years and added that a actually we done to have anything. We re running Down leads that we re picking up. Damn we need a cup it Tal Bundy has owned the service station six years and had never been robbed. It was Back to work As usual saturday for Amos Bundy although a gunman did much to disrupt the quiet routine at Bundy s service station in Lomax iii., earlier this weekend. A 139th year no. 104 sunday november 9, 1975 32 pages three sections Price 25c Reagan Challenge seen related stories Page 2. Washington up a Ronald Reagan could represent a serious Challenge to president Fords nomination next year according to a National observer poll of delegates and alternates to the last gop National convention. The mail Survey also showed Ford might have run into problems within the party if he had chosen vice president Nelson Rockefeller As his 1976 running mate. The poll of participants in the 1972 convention was taken before Fords announcement of a Cabinet shake up last monday and Rockefeller a a disclosure that he would not accept the no. 2 spot on the 1976 ticket. The observer published the results in its sunday editions. Nearly 64 per cent of 789 respondents said they thought Ford should be nominated for president at next years Republican convention. But 88.3 per cent of those opposing for said they favored Reagan s nomination. Only a few votes were cast for so called gop progressives indicating Ford s main party Challenge comes from the right. A total 479 of those surveyed favored Ford compared to 241 for Reagan a slightly less than two to one. Observer political columnist James m. Perry who designed the Survey called it a not As Safe a Lead As it seems. Reagan a showing. Indicates that if the convention were held today Ford would be denied the overwhelming renomination that for incumbent presidents is almost he said it also showed Reagan has a a substantial Power base a even before having declared his candidacy. Ford leads Reagan in every Region of the country according to the Survey except the la states in the South. A the Survey also asked the delegates chosen As symbolic of the party establishment Likely to return to the 1976 convention whether they favored Rockefeller a nomination As vice president next year. Fifty eight per cent or 422 of those polled wanted to dump Rockefeller the remaining 306 respondents favored him. 1976 year of the taxpayer Washington up a a brooding taxpayer revolt is crossing America but its full Impact has yet to hit Washington. The nations capital often is the last place to sense emerging political undercurrents. What is blowing in the wind from California to Massachusetts is anti government spending anti analysis Public debt increases and anti taxes a at All Levels. Congress appears to be picking up a few weak signals. But it Hasni to really gotten the taxpayers message to slow Down spending this sentiment is not backed by any one faction of the political spectrum. Conservatives moderates and liberals Are acknowledging that government spending cannot continue to Rise at its current rate. New York City a struggle against bankruptcy is proof of that. And last tuesdays local elections showed voters crushing new debt and tax referendums from coast to coast. Ohio overwhelmingly rejected the biggest Bond Issue $4.5 billion Ever presented to any states voters. New Jersey voted Down a $922 million Bond Issue despite backing from organized labor environmentalists and civic leaders. New yorkers rejected a $250 million Bond Issue for Low rent senior citizens housing. Washington a voters by 2-to-l margins turned Down a proposed 12 per cent tax on corporate profits. Seven of eight Bond referendums were rejected by Arlington county va., voters. A we were obviously caught by a widespread even National mood of retrenchment and fiscal caution a said Arlington county Board member Everard Munsey. In traditionally Liberal Massachusetts the Senate president questioned whether spending has gotten so out of hand that a state personnel will have to go. And certain programs will have to be the Issue is not the sole preserve of conservative republicans democratic gov. Edmund Brown of California opposes major spending increases and refuses to occupy the elaborate governors mansion. Illinois gov. Daniel Walker also a Democrat built his political career on limiting state spending and says a presidential candidate could capture the White House on the Issue. Democratic governors in Connecticut Massachusetts new York and elsewhere have been preaching fiscal retrenchment. Congress continues to enact new programs although there Are clues some popular measures do not spark the support they once did. The houses nine vote approval last week of legislation to create a new consumer Agency contrasted sharply with the overwhelming vote it received last year. These All Are tentative signals and next years elections May reverse the trend. But president Ford has indicated he will base his 1976 Campaign on the spending Issue. Ronald Reagan will Challenge him principally on that Issue. And their theme no doubt will be echoed by democratic hopefuls. Just possibly 1976 will be the year of the taxpayer. Enjoying the Indian summer Sun Crystal Whitmore seven months and her Mother Diana 703 s. Gertrude find the mild Midwest fall conducive to a swinging afternoon in Crapo Park. Rain is predicted for today however and the unseasonably warm temperatures May be at an end for another year. Photo by John Gram in. A Oklahoma Southern Cal and Penn state were among the g nations football Powers upended a saturday in a series of upsets but it Iowa a h a w k e y e s triumphed registering the teams highest pointes j total since 1969. _ Southern and Fairfield fell by the a Wayside in High school football a a playoffs ending bids by remaining Hawk Enelund teams but Pekin a g the Blackhawk conference champs stayed alive in the race for the Iowa state title. A j see details in today a sports Section beginning on Page 15. Hijacker pushed to his death Cape Girardeau. To. Up a the Pilot of a Small charter plane said he struggled and managed to push a Hijacker from Indiana out of his aircraft to his death saturday authorities said. The body of the alleged Hijacker identified As Jack r. Johnson jr., 19, Evansville ind., was found later on a farm about 111 Miles from Charleston in Southeastern Missouri some 80 Miles Southeast of St. Louis. The Pilot Richard c. Leibunguth 25, also of Evansville suffered a minor hand wound during a struggle for the hijackers gun aboard the Cessna 150. The .22-caliber pistol discharged and Leibunguth was grazed on a Finger the Fri said. A we Are continuing a further investigation but there is no reason at this time for us not to believe the pilots said Harlan Phillips special agent in charge of the St. Louis office of the Fri. Phillips said Johnson had phoned the Tri state Aero service in Evansville in southwestern Indiana saturday morning and said he wanted to charter a plane. He showed up a half hour later and took off in the plane piloted by Leibunguth. About 15 minutes into the flight Johnson pulled a pistol and told the Pilot he was hijacking the Craft Phillips said. He directed Leibunguth to Fly to Kentucky then to Southern Illinois and finally to Southeastern m Missouri. A there was some talk of suicide and some discussion of family problems a Phillips said of the conversation Between Johnson and the Pilot. While the plane was Over the Charleston area the two men struggled for the gun and the weapon discharged. Leibunguth then managed to push Johnson out of the plane Phillips said. The Pilot gave a radio distress signal and landed the plane at the Cape Girardeau municipal Airport. He was treated for the Finger wound at a Hospital and released. The Mississippi county sheriffs office found Johnson a body in a farm Field a Short time later. Predict Aid for by new York up a House majority Leader Thomas a a tips of Neill predicted saturday Congress will pass a $7 billion loan guarantee Bill for new York City later this month and that president Ford will sign it. A while we done to have the votes in the House for the Bill to pass now we will have them when it comes to the floor a week from monday a the Massachusetts Democrat said As he arrived at Laguardia Airport from Boston. He said by dec. To president Ford will either have to sign the measure or veto it As he vowed to do in a speech before the National press club two weeks ago in Washington. A you can always have a dialogue with Gerry Ford a of Neill said in predicting that the president would change his mind and sign the measure. A a in be known or. Ford for 24 years and have never known him not to he said Ford will sign the measure because his speech against the legislation helped to change Public opinion in favor of helping new York avoid defaulting. A the american people Are rapidly coming to the conclusion that we can to let the City go Down the weather forecast mostly Cloudy sunday with a Chance of showers and turning colder through monday. Sunday High 55 Low 47. River stages Burlington 4.2, Down .1 Davenport 4.2, Down .1 Quincy 11.6, steady

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