The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on October 16, 1975 · 50
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Thursday, October 16, 1975
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THK (IMINWTI tAQlUHR 1 titirvi.n Oi .-tuber lfi. If" Alleged eapon Found; ehavior Fatients 1 1 Man Held In Attack The knife thought to have been used to stab a 14-year-old Price Hill girl six times in the chest October 8 was recovered by Cincinnati police Wednesday following the arrest of a suspect in the case. The suspect, James Leo Schmidt. James Leo Schmidt . . . arrested on tip 1 ?sv J f 1 HiiTtMfr-'' 0 Con Artist Jay Irwin Surrenders In Arizona John Jay Irwin is slick, officials who have dealt with him agree. "What's the con man's game?" a feature story about him asked In January, 1972. ' William Dallman, superintendent of Lebanon Correctional Institution (LCI), still didn't have the answer as he left for Yuma, Ariz., Wednesday, to reclaim his escaped t'lprisoner. ) In at least four years of admitted "crime, Irwin, a former Wyoming, , Ohio, resident, has embezzled or .stolen more than $75,000 to subsidize l a "jet-set" lifestyle in Caribbean ; countries, Mexico and Costa Rica. - - He walked away from Longview State Hospital once and twice es- caped from incarceration, in January, 1972, from Hamilton County it Jail and in July, 1973, from LCI. IRWIN CALLED Dallman from :.Mexico recently and agreed to surrender. "Apparently he's had some more extensive travels," Dallman Lsaid before leaving for the rendezvous. "This guy is very clever, I'll give -him that," said Dallman after Irwin i' escaped in December 17, 1973. "We're ' not talking about the usual escape, a bumbling, self-defeating at- tempt." ' Irwin, now 23, was sentenced to ; 3-22 years in LCI by Hamilton Coun-'..ty Common Pleas Court Judge ..Robert V. Wood, July 3, 1973. IBank Robber Flees Red Handed NORTH COLLEGE HILL-The man who pulled the second finan-- cial institution robbery in two days fTwo Men Sentenced in Robbery Of Bank J- Two men convicted of the armed ' robbery of a branch of the Provident Bank were sentenced to 25 fyears each in the penitentiary Wednesday by U. S. District Court Judge David S. Porter. ' The sentences went to James E. ? Mills, 33, 817 Mann Place, and Lewis Thomas jr 26, 1916 Duck Creek Rd. n.They were convicted by a jury in I mporter's court last month of a $5400 farmed robbery. ; Both men were on parole from previous robberies at the time of the jNMay 19 holdup, which occurred at .the Provident branch at 1994 Madi-f 'son Rd. Porter ordered that the re-mainder of their previous sentences be served before they begin serving -the 25 years imposed Wednesday. KGuard Charged With Homicide Lloyd Al an Terrell, 23, 2727 Er-lene Dr., a Baltimore and Ohio Rail- xoad guard, was charged with mur-Vder Wednesday in connection with the fatal shooting of Gary Hafley ITuesday night. ll: It was the 54th homicide of the year in Cincinnati compared to 46 by the same date in 1974. 7 Hafley, 26, 4406 Verne Ave., was 5 "shot once in the heart with a .38 J Caliber revolver following an argu-. ;ment with Terrell, police said. Capt. Joe Staft, Cincinnati police criminal investigation section com-!mander, said Terrell was checking JNbox cars at 3020 Enyart Ave., adja-cent to railroad property, when J Hafley and another man pulled up ; m a car. v After an argument over Terrell's 'allegedly blocking the street with v his parked car, Terrell told police he walked behind their car to write down its license number. Lineman Critical -Following Shock Calvin Taylor, 26, a lineman for Cincinnati Gas & Electric Co., was jClisted in critical condition late Wednesday after being knocked .unconscious by a high voltage line. Taylor, 5343 Tompkins Ave., was working on a dead wire near 7600 E. Kemper Rd., Sycamore Township, . Wednesday morning. A live line i; nearby came in contact with the -line being repaired, sending "a high . .voltage charge" through his body, ? Sharonville police said. JV. The Sharonville Life Squad Crushed Taylor to Bethesda North Hospital. A hospital spokesperson ' reported him under intensive care. 22, is to appear in Hamilton County Criminal Court today on charges of attempted murder and rape. He was arrested at 1:20 a.m. at his apartment, 3203 Bracken Rd., Westwood. Schmidt was arrested following a tip from a relative who recognized a composite police drawing of the suspect on television, police said. The relative had loaned the man the car police believe was used. Schmidt, of Korean extraction, was adopted at the age of four, is a graduate of Western Hills High School, served In the U.S. Marine Corps and Is married, police said. The stabbing victim, who remained in fair condition Wednesday at General Hospital, was forced into a car at knifepoint at Glenway Avenue and Crookshank Road October 8 while walking home from shopping. She was driven to Oskamp Park forced to strip, and commit an unnatural sex act after an attempt to rape her failed, police said. (Under state law, forcing someone to commit an unnatural sex act Is considered rape.) She staggered to 3176 W. Tower Ave., where she was found. Irwin had violated the terms of his sentence for embezzlement and larceny by trick charges by walking away from Longview State Hospital, Wood ruled. "You have the ability to talk your way in and out of everything," Wood told Irwin before sending him to Lebanon. "We tried to make you live by the conventions of society and you have refused. You have completely failed me." IRWIN ESCAPED from LCI by submitting a forged gate pass to prison officials. Dallman said Irwin and others broke into a secretary's desk, stole an electric typewriter head used for gate passes and prison letterhead stationery, and forged necessary signatures. "It definitely took a lot of thinking, but we're taking measures which we are optimistic will bring him back to us," Dallman added. But that was in 1973. IRWIN SURRENDERED to federal agents October 10 at the Arizona border and waited for Dallman at Yuma County Jail. Yuma County Sgt. Charley Wright laughed Wednesday when told of Irwin's exploits. "I can well imagine," Wright said of a young man he had met only days before. "He's quite a con artist." here Wednesday held onto the loot for only a few minutes. Then he nearly was caught red-handed. The man, who passed a note to the teller and escaped with $1790 from the Central Trust Co. bank at Galbraith and Hamilton Rds. at 9:30 a.m., threw the money out of his car in nearby Mt. Healthy. It seemed that the money, which the robber put into a paper bag, contained a red dye and teargas and exploded as he approached the intersection of Elizabeth and Kinney Sts., North College Hill Sgt. Jerome Redmond said. All the money was recovered, Redmond said. Although witnesses said they saw the robber throw the bag out of the car, it could not be determined if the robber had dye on his hands, Redmond said. The man continued driving and was being sought. Redmond said the robber was not the same man who took about $4000 Tuesday from the North Cincinnati Loan & Building Co. here. When Hafley and the other man got out and advanced toward him in a hostile manner, Terrell, who said he had repeatedly identified himself as a railroad guard, drew and cocked his revolver. When Hafley refused to halt, Terrell shot him, police said. Capt. Staft said the murder charge was filed on the advice of Hamilton County Prosecutor Simon Leis Jr., after police had presented evidence in the case to him. Staft declined to state what the evidence was. Woman Found Guilty In Stabbing Death Mrs. Lura May Pierce, 50, charged twice in eight years with the deaths of male acquaintances, was found guilty Wednesday of negligent homicide and ordered to serve four months in the Community Correctional Institution. The sentence was given by visiting Judge Wray Bevens, Pike County, in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. He also put her on probation for three years. Mrs. Pierce, 205 Woodward St., East End, was charged following the stabbing death July 22 of Llndsey Clanton, 47, 1318 Main St. She told police she stabbed Clanton in the heart after he beat her and tried to rape her while she was visiting him at his apartment. He may have had it coming, but "there is no open season even on male alcoholics," Judge Bevens said before sentencing the woman. Alcohol was responsible for his death and for Mrs. Pierce's actions, the judge noted, adding that "John Barleycorn" is on trial today. i t i f hlL 1 Small, But Valuable Cargo TWO-YEAR-OLD Janet Leigh Mitchell is rushed to the Shriners Burns Institute after being flown from North Carolina to Lunken Airport in a large, four-engine Coast Guard airplane. The girl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Mitchell of Vandamere, N.C., was burned over 50 of her body Friday morning when she was playing with matches and her clothes caught fire. She was not responding to treatment at a local hospital, so Coast Guardsmen from the Elizabeth City, N.C., air station, who were on a training flight, agreed to take her to Cincinnati. The plane landed at noon Wednesday and was met by an ambulance from the burns institute, where the girl was listed in critical condition late Wednesday. Homeowners' Opposition May Delay Road Widening Opposition from a few homeowners may delay state and county plans to widen North Bend Road near Procter & Gamble Co.'s Winton Hill Technical Center. Hamilton County Commissioners Wednesday learned that at least three property owners filed objections to the proposed .2-mile-long project, which would increase the roadway from four to six lanes near Center Hill Road and install sidewalks on the south side. The objections mean possible litigation over acquisition of some right-of-way needed for the improvement. Donald V. Young, 862 North Bend Rd., for example, one of the people Klems Resigns, Endorses Prues NORWOOD-Jerome L. Klems, City Council member and Third Ward Democratic chairman, announced his resignation Wednesday from the Democrat Central Committee and endorsed Republican mayoral candidate Donald E. Prues. Klems also said he was forming a committee of Democrats to elect Prues. He called Democratic mayoral candidate W. Carl (Ike) Tepe "a revolutionary type individual who doesn't abide by the rules or laws and who will go to any length to try to win." Also in a prepared statement read at a news conference, Klems said, "It seems the renegades have taken over with the sanction of a few people for whom I formerly had a great deal of respect. There are abuses of power which are very much in evidence, leaving the taxpayers paying for the Tepe campaign." Klems was defeated in the June 3 primary in an attempt to hold his Aviation Lesson Ends In Crash CRUMPLED BIPLANE rests in field Wednesday morn- flipped the plane upon landing at 10:35 a.m. Anderson, ing near Miami Whitewater Flying Service, 10004 West 47, 10148 Lochcrest Dr., Harrison, was in fair condition at Rd., Harrison. Plane owner Wilburn Anderson, an aero- :' Providence Hospital with bruises and contusions. His batic pilot, demonstrated tricks for 35 Harrison High ' lecture to the class was canceled. School general aviation students before he crashed and 1 SECKATARY HAWKINS - Poor Old Johan. 7 YOU'VE CAUSED JQk Tfj f NO. NO! YOU DON T f MY SOU IS RIGHT IfF I THINK YOU ARE LOOK HERE, MY FRIENQ. IF VOU I ENOUGH TROUBLE UNDERSTAND! JOHAN J MR. JECKERSON f RIGHT MR. LANCE! I I VALUE YOUR FRtfDOM, YOuU TELL I AROUND HERE. I HAS BEEN OOOD IT WAS DR. DRAGO JOHAN SEEMS I US AIL WE WANT TO KNOW-FIRST fc I YOU'RE UNDER JjKZm S TO HZ-fX ' WHO MADE THE gf PERFECTLY HARMLESS, 1 Of ALL. I WANT YOU TO TAKE US F "y 00 THE ' IHBOUGH STtCAHOuS S' ' (J ' i ' ' ' A I t -" r ; i i HAD SEEN MS. LANCE ANO HIS TWO BOYS BEUNITEO AFTER BEING IMPRISONED IN STONEWALL HOUSE BY DR DRAGO WHO '.VAC 50NE COOEVER - ' The Sheriff turned to the giant Enquirer (Dick Swaim) Photo opposed to the project, wrote the county he does not intend to sell "one square foot" of his property unless he can sell the entire parcel. The federal money will be lost if bids for the work are not opened by June, 1976, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. In other action, commissioners: Appointed Marion D. Jett, 44, the city clerk of Blue Ash, to be the first woman member of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA). Mrs. Jett, who lives at 4619 Perry Avenue, Blue Ash, is a Republican precinct executive and a memeber of the Hamilton County Republican Central Coittee. current at-large council seat. He said he "still believes in the Democrat philosophy," and still feels "there are good Democrats holding office." State Grants UC The state auditor's office Wednesday released $6.6 million in payments previously withheld from the University of Cincinnati because the school had not gathered individual employment contracts from its personnel as required by the auditor. Fred Knippenburg, spokesman for the auditor's office, said payment checks were mailed to UC Wednesday because the school now has "complied substantially...The majority of contracts have been signed." The checks represent the university's state subsidies of $2.89 million in ioneview By BARBARA REDDING 1 Enquirer Reporter As many as 50 of the 130 children in Longview State Hospital in Cincinnati are placed there because they have behavior problems, not because they are mentally 111, a hospital psychiatrist told a panel of state legislators Wednesday. The legislative hearing, chaired by Sen. William F. Bowen (D-Cin-cinnati), was the second probe into conditions at Longview by state legislators this month. Another hearing is expected later this month. Dr. Philip Rosenberg, clinical director of the hospital's children's Awkward Position For City Rebates, Favoritism Charged To CG&E Cincinnati City Council was placed in the awkward position Wednesday of perhaps seeking relief from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) while at the same time accusing it of prejudicial conduct. On the one hand, council authorized the city solicitor to take any steps necessary to obtain $331,-653 of rebates for Cincinnati electricity customers of the Cincinnati Gas & Electric Co., the steps to include formal complaint with PUCO. On the other hand, council received from Councilman James Cissell a motion accusing PUCO of favoritism toward utility companies and proposing that the city object to it hearing any more rate adjustment requests from CG&E. This motion was referred to the Intergovernmental Affairs Committee and the city manager. Councilman David Mann, sponsor of the motion on rebates, claims that the sum is due electricity customers because of unauthorized fuel adjustment rate increases levied against them between meter readings since September, 1972. In other action: Approved a final improvement report for rebuilding a 1600-foot stretch of Hillside Avenue east of Anderson Ferry Road and stabilizing the flanking hillside against further slippage. The project, costing $670,280, calls for a new roadway pavement, an embankment and on-struction of a piered retaining wall. People With Disabilities Defended Handicapped persons are entitled to proper medical care, Jobs and access to public buildings, Sen. Charles McC. Mathias Jr. (RMd.) said Wednesday in the Cincinnati Convention and Exposition Center. Mathias spoke to delegates to the conference of the National Rehabilitation Association. $6.6 Million each for the months of September and October and an additional $816,667 as part of UC's $10 million special appropriation. The special subsidy is to aid UC, which currently is city owned and state assisted, in its transition to a full state university by July 1, 1977. UC President Warren Bennis said he is "pleased" about release of the funds and added he expects no further difficulties over the contract issue. Bennis praised UC faculty and staff for "co-operating as best they could" in the drive to quickly gather the contracts. Enqurtr (Garry Wottv) Photo Airlp 1 jm.jL X division, said youngsters who repeatedly run away from home .or who are disruptive in school often are referred to Longview by the courts. BUT LEGISLATORS questioned why a state mental institution should be used by the courts as a "jail or dumping ground for troubled children." Rep. James Luken (D-Cincin-nati) said he understands tr(at "some people are sent to Longview to avoid a police record." He ask$d: "Don't these people who have' no business being here cause a goodly number of problems?" "Yes, but what can we do?" asked Rosenberg. "We can't tell Juvenile court not to send people here because often they have no alternative but to send them back to the community." . , Luken urged hospital administrators to write letters to court judges and inform the community about this situation. He went so far as to suggest the hospital might take a chance "of making waves or being held in contempt." Thomas S. Grogan Jr., Long-view's acting superintendent, said negotiations between the state departments of mental health and retardation and corrections are going on to define the responsibilities and obligations of each department. ! In the meantime, Grogan said he feels Longview must accept court referrals because alternative placements are so limited. Homesteading On Tap Here Cincinnati Wednesday -was named one of 22 cities to try an experiment in urban homesteading as a way to improve ailing urban neighborhoods. 4 The federal program essentially will give homes free to people who promise to fix them up and liven them for three years. : Cincinnati's program, which will begin late this year or early in 1976, will be in Madisonville. Arnold Rosemeyer, city housing development specialist, has been named program co-ordinator. Congress has given $10 million to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUDfpr the program. HUD will use half the money to pay off the mortgages on homes it insured and later repossessed. The homes then will be given to the participating cities, along with the other $5 million in the form of 3 rehabilitation loans. Cincinnati also will get $80,000 in HUD rehabilitation loans, Rosemeyer said. . "Every citizen with a disability should have the right to receive medical care for the protection bf his or her well-being," Mathias said. A similar right also applies. to jobs, he added. "EVERY CITIZEN with a disability should have access to barrier-free public facilities, including polling places, public buildings. . .shopping facilities and entertainment opportunities," Mathias said. . ; Handicapped persons, Mathias said, have not been allowed to participate fully in society. "They may have been stereotyped by disability label, forced to form separate and unequal subcultures, or they have been thrust into our mainstream institutions without adequate preparation," he said. , And those situations must end, Mathias, a leading proponent of legislation to aid handicapped persons, said. ' "All citizens, including those with disabilities, enjoy the rights and privileges of our Constitution," he said. ' . '.; Mathias called upon National Rehabilitation Association members to help remove obstacles which deny rights to handicapped persons. The rehabilitation conference for men and women who work with handicapped persons ended Wednesday. , , ; Bolton Urges Board To Run WaterWorks . Charles Bolton, superintendent of the Cincinnati Water Works, recommended Wednesday that a board of directors be established to govern operations of the Water Works. . The major problems of the Water Works requires "a great deal more thought and deliberation than can be provided by a part-time (city) council fraught with a myriad of other problems," Bolton noted in his annual report. The Water Works is one of. the city's remaining solvent assets and it is important that it continue to be, Bolton added. By Robert Franc Schulkera t

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