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2 Soviet spacemen in orbit MOSCOW (AP) - Two more Soviet cosmonauts were orbiting the earth today, apparently in preparation for boarding the Salyut 3 space laboratory sent up two months ago • Tass, the Soviet news agency, announced that Lt. Col. Gennady Sarafanov, 32, and his flight engineer, Col. Lev Demin, a 48-year-old grandfather, were launched in Soyuz 15 Monday afternoon. Tass said the mission was proceeding as planned. There was no indication when the Soyuz ship would link up with Sal- yut 3. But it was expected soon since the first announcement said the Soyuz was launched into the same orbit as the space lab. It was the second manned Soviet space flight in less than two months, and Tass said the mission was "to continue scientific research and experiments and space started on July 3 during the flight of the transport ship Soyuz 14 and the station Salyut 3." The two cosmonauts who went up in Soyuz 14 spent two weeks aboard the space laboratory testing new equipment to be used in the joint Soviet- American space mission next year. They returned to the earth on July 19, leaving Salyut 3 in orbit. The new space flight is the first for both Sarafanov and Demin. The latter is the only grandfather in the cosmonaut corps. "There is steady radio and television communication with the ship's crew," Tass said. It reported that the two cosmonauts were feeling fine. Court hears Preston case FT. MUADE, Md. (AP) The young Army pilot who landed a stolen helicopter on the White House lawn last February did a "marvelous job" of flying, a military court was told today. "They said he couldn't fly. Well, I'll tell you he could fly," Sgt. Thomas F. Linnehan of the capital's Executive Protection Service said of 20-year-old Robert K. Preston. Linnehan led a squad of security guards which fired on Preston as he brought his helicopter in for a landing on the south lawn of the White House. Preston was hit in the foot and the helicopter went out of control, Linnehan said, but "he did a marvelous job of recovery" and brought the aircraft in for a safe landing. Preston, of Panama City, Fla. pleaded guilty Monday to charges stemming from his Feb. 17 predawn escapade, telling the court that he was angry at the Army for flunking him out of flight school and depressed over troubles with his girlfriend. It takes a country boy 20 years to get to town—and $ 100,000 to get back. Stoi* Hempstead County of the Bowie Knife » «r Member of the Associated Press .. .... ,.-.„VOL. 75—No. 269 — X Pages Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Features "OPE, ARKANSAS TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1974 Av. net paid circulation 3 months ending March 31.1974—4.080 As filed with Audit Hurrnu of Circulations, subject to audit. PRICE lOc Convicts 4-day rampage ends in death and capture STEPHEN VILLENTex. (AP) — "The dogs barked. We threw the light at them and we saw the silhouettes. We hollered for them to stop. They did not and then started running and we started firing." That's how Jim Ellmore, a Mineral Wells policeman, described the cornering Monday night of three escaped convicts who had terrorized the ranch country of central and west Texas for four days. It was 11 p.m. CDT when Elmore, and two other Mineral Wells policemen, Fred McDonald and Larry Brandenberg, cornered the men. The three policemen had joined about 200 other local officers, sheriff's deputies and state troopers in the exhaustive, two-day search in the rugged, mesquite-covered ranch- lands near Stephenville. One of the three convicts, Richard Mar. gum, 22, was Oklahoma, Alaska hold primaries today By The Associated Press A proposal to move the capital of Alaska from Juneau and the question of legalizing pari- mutuel betting in Oklahoma are expected to draw record numbers of voters in primaries in the two states today. In Oklahoma, Election Board Secretary Lee Slater predicted that as many as 500,000 Democrats and 150,000 Republicans might cast ballots. In addition to deciding whether counties may opt to legalize parimutuel betting on horse races, Oklahomans will also select candidates for governor, one Senate seat, the state's six House seats and other state offices. In his bid to become the state's first two-term governor, Gov. David Hall faces opposition in the Democratic prmary from Rep. Clem McSpadden, 48, a Chelsea rancher, and state Rep. David Boren, 33, of Seminole. Political observers predict McSpadden will lead the three- man race, with Hall and Boren fighting it out for second place and a spot in a Sept. 17 runoff primary. McSpadden gave up his 2nd Congressional District seat to make the run against Hall and Boren. The Republican gubernatorial primary matches state Sen. Jim Inhofe of Tulsa and former state Sen. Denzil Garrison of Bartlesville in what is expected to be a close race. Sen. Henry L. Bellmon of Billings has only taken opposition in the GOP primary. Former Congressman Ed Edmondson and Corporation Commission Chairman Charles Nesbitt seek the Democratic nomination. In Alaska, voters will decide for the third time since statehood in 1959 on an initiative proposing that the capital be moved from Juneau to a more centralized location in the sprawling state. The two previous proposals were rejected. Balloting on the relocation is- sue figures to be tight, as is a three-way battle for the Republican gubernatorial nomination between Naknek fisherman Jay Hammond and two former governors, Walter J. Hickel and Keith Miller. In the Democratic primary, Gov. William A. Egan is ex pected to win easily over Don Wright of Anchorage. State Sens. C. R. Lewis and Terry Miller were locked in an apparent narrow duel for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. Incumbent Mike Gravel faces the challenge of Anchorage attorney Gene Guess and Dick Greuel, a Fairbanks insurance salesman, on the Democratic side. Rep. Don Young was unopposed in the Republican primary for the state's lone seat in the House, while formo. Atty. Gen. John Havelock and state Sen. Willie Hensley of Kotzebue battled on the Democratic side. Labor Day schedule WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service says its operations on Labor Day will be on a holiday schedule, with no regular residential and business area deliveries and no window service. Special delivery will be available in some areas on the holiday, Monday, Sept. 2. A spokesman said the service will make collections from boxes designated with one or two white stars as late in the day as possible. Collections also will be made from residential area boxes. Miss your paper? City Subscribers: If you fail to receive your Star please phone 777-3431 between 6 and 6:30 p.m.—Saturday before or by 5 p.m. and a carrier will deliver your paper. killed in the gunfire as law enforcement officers moved in to end the bloody rampage that had left two dead and five wounded and had chased frightened residents from their homes. Jerry Ulmer, 22, a convicted murderer, and Dalton Williams, 29, the third escapee, were arrested. Police said the convicts did not return the hail of gunfire. Man gum was shot in the face, arms and body, police said. They said Ulmer sprained his ankle as officers arrested the pair. An ambulance driver said that Ulmer was taken to the Stephenville police station, where he joined Williams. The three escaped from the Colorado State Prison at Canon City last Thursday. They headed at once across New Mexico and into Texas to seek revenge against persons who had testified to send them to prison. Those killed in Texas had testified against two of the convicts at separate trials. Officers said the convicts had mentioned the victims to other inmates as objects of revenge before escaping from Canon City. The victims were Rotan rancher-farmer T.L. Baker, 65, who had testified against Wild liams in a robbery case, and Mrs. Ray Ott, a resident of a community near here, who had testified against Ulmer. They were shot Saturday at their homes. Erath County Dist. Atty. Bob Glasgow said Ulmer and Williams would be charged with murdering Mrs. Ott. He said other charges would be filed later. Two girls they kidnaped in New Mexico were raped and released in Texas. The five others were wounded by the convicts as they stole cars and fired indiscriminately at groups of people while being chased up and down farm roads. The northern outskirts of Stephensville became guarded like a military firing line in fear the men would slip into the city. Nearly 200 officers sealed off five square miles of mesquite brush and gullies where the trio was seen at 2 a.m. Sunday. Officers guarded all roads Sunday and Monday, inspecting cars and warning motorists against picking up hitchhikers or stopping on the road. \\IVI.\LS both fascinating and fascinated. Above, a sea gull perches gracefully on one leg (or so it seems) on a street light in Oakland, Calif. Below, Pepe the poodle encounters a praying mantis for the first time. Saxbe notes crime wave; says U.S. in deep trouble (AP) — Atty. Gen. William B. Saxbe said today that crime in the United States rose 6 per cent in 1973 and called the upward trend "harsh, bitter and dismaying." The nation, he said, "is in deep trouble in its effort to re duce crime." Saxbe's remarks were in a speech prepared for a conference of big-city police chiefs. "We can now preceive with shocking clarity that we have suffered a severe setback" in the fight to curb crime, Saxbe said 1 He noted that the FBI Uniform Crime Reports showed that the number of crimes reported to police declined 4 per cent in 1972, the first drop in 17 years. According to the FBI figures, the crime rate held steady for the first nine months of 1973, then soared in the last quarter to 16 per cent more than in the comparable period of 1972. The FBI figures showed a 15 per cent increase for the first three months of 1974. The FBI statistics reflect the number of crimes reported to state and local police in seven categories — murder, rape, assault, robbery, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft. The full-year report for 1973 is due for release Sept. 6. Saxbe said those figures "will show that crime actually increased during 1973 bv 6 per cent, not me 10 per cent that was earlier predicted." "The fact is that for at least a brief period, we have lost our initiative and are back on the defensive," he told the police chiefs. The attorney general expressed disappointment in the performance of a Justice Department agency, the Law En- forcement Assistance Administration. Noting that LEAA has spent $3.2 billion on crime-fighting programs over the past six years, he said the agency only recently set up a comprehensive way of measuring the effectiveness of its spending. Saxbe remarked that LEAA soon will get its fifth administrator in six years and said, "such turnover hardly enhances efficiency." Saxbe said that poverty, the diminishing influence of such institutions as the church and the family, and the high unemployment among urban young people of racial minorities contribute to crime. Saxbe spoke on the opening day of a two-day session of police chiefs from 31 metropolitan areas. Authorities mounted a massive manhunt in the rugged ranchland for the three, but the convicts eluded the nearly 200 pursuing officers for two days. Monday morning, a policeman spotted them through binoculars as they walked along a creek. Boy's death . under probe NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Pulaski County authorities are investigating the shooting death of Jack M. Farrell, 11, of near North Little Rock. The boy was fatally shot in the head Monday while he played with other children at a mobile home park north of Little Rock Air Force Base, Lt. Gene Walther of the county sheriff's office said. The boy died later at the University of Arkansas Medical Center. Capt. Wayne James of the sheriff's office said the investigation had not been completed Monday night, but he added, "From what we can get right now, it more than likely will be an accidental shooting." James said some target shooting had been going on in the area, and investigators theorized the boy may have been struck by a stray bullet. Authorities said the boy died from a shot fired from a small caliber weapon. Terrorists gun down executive CORDOBA, Argentina ZAP) — An Argentine executive of the French-owned IKA-Renault auto firm was shot to death today by an unknown terrorist, police said. The executive, Ricardo Boya, was labor relations manager of IKA-Renault's two large plants at Cordoba. His car was intercepted early today by armed men in several cars on the outskirts of this industrial center, 450 miles north of Buenos Aires. The terrorists opened fire and killed Boya, police said. The company and the Cordoba local of the auto workers union have been engaged in a four-month-old labor dispute On Monday, police expelled the leftist-led members of the union from the plants. The workers called a one-day strike which ended this morning. The national leadership of the auto workers union opposed the local saying i' was violating a government-sponsored social pact signed in 1973 by the General l-abor Confederation. The pact, calling for a price and wage freeze, is under strong attack by leftist activists including some linked to the Maoist Revolutionary Communist party. Terrorist and guerrilla activities are frequent in Cordoba, a center of radical labor and student activity. Lindbergh is buried in seaside cemetery HAN A, Hawaii (AP) Charles A. Lindbergh, who sparked worldwide excitement with his "Lone Eagle" flight from New York to Paris in 1927, has been buried in a small, seaside graveyard less than eight hours after his death. The only family members present on Monday when the 72-year-old aviation hero was buried beside the nondenominational Kipahulu Hawaiian Church were his widow, Anne, and one of the five Lindbergh children, Land. The other four living children of the man who flew out of obscurity with an epic solo crossing of the Atlantic in a single- engined plane were too far away to fly to Hawaii in time for the service. The eulogy — part of which Lindbergh had written himself — was delivered by a young Protestant minister, the Rev. 6 All that was best 9 By The Associated Press President Ford says Charles A. Lindbergh "represented all that was best in our country — honesty, courage and the will to greatness." In scores of tributes, Lindbergh was hailed as a hero and citizen of the world whose death Monday at the age of 72 marked the end of an era in aviation. Financier Howard Hughes, an early aviation figure, in a telegram to Mrs. Lindbergh called Lindbergh "a pioneer in the conquest of the impossible." "May the knowledge of his contributions sustain and comfort you," Hughes said. "The courage and example of your lives, together with the accomplishment and vision which marked his career, have been a source of encouragement and hope to all of us." John Glenn, the first American astronaut to orbit the earth, said Lindbergh's life "exemplified the Great American pioneering spirit and has set this nation apart." He said Lindbergh's completion of the first solo transatlantic flight in 1927 was "the catalyst that set in motion the massive system of intercontinental air travel we accept as commonplace today." Donald W. Douglas, founder of Douglas Aircraft, now McDonnell Douglas, said Lindbergh's historic Atlantic flight "was perhaps the greatest single event in fostering public confidence in aviation in the early days." In his tribute, President Ford praised Lindbergh as "one of America's all-time heroes" whose place in history was assured after his solo flight. "In later years, his life was darkened by tragedy and colored by political controversy. But in both public and private life, Gen. Lindbergh calways remained a brave, sincere patriot ... The courage and daring of his feat will never be forgotten," said Ford. Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, D- Minn., suggested that the National Air and Space Museum now under construction in Washington be named in Lindbergh's honor. Others remembered Lindbergh as a publicity-shy hero who worked until the last days of his life for aviation and the environment. Lindbergh "epitomized the glamour of a decade" when he made his flight, said Harry J. Grey, a contemporary who became chairman and president of United Aircraft Corp. "But he was the antithesis of that glamour," said Grey. "To his scientific mind there was nothing foolhardy about the flighU It was not a search for adventure or thrill, but a proof of the future of aviation." Laurance S. Rockefeller, who was active with Lindbergh in conservation projects, said he felt Lindbergh's work in that field "was probably the greatest of his many achievements." Radio commentator Lowell Thomas, a longtime friend, rated Lindbergh "one of the three real heroes of our time — the others being CapL Eddie Rickenbacker and Jimmy Doolittle." Family of 6 needs items The home of Mr. and Mrs. Clint Kidd in Spring Hill was destroyed by fire Sunday. The house and all its contents were a complete loss. The Kidds have four children—two boys, aged three and 10; and two girls, aged five and 13. All wives of local civic clubs are asked to bring utensils, staples, any type of linens, or any household items to the home of Mrs. Barry Hill, 1122 Park Drive. Clothing and furniture for the Kidds may be taken to the Safeway Store on Third and Hervey Sts. John Tincher. Lindbergh penned these words: "We commit the body of General Charles A. Lindbergh to its final resting place, but his spirit we commend to Almighty God, knowing that death is but a new adventure in existence and remembering how Jesus said upon the Cross, "Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit." At his own request, Lindbergh was buried in a khaki shirt and dark cotton trousers. His casket of eucalyptus wood was built by cowboys from nearby ranches. "The Lone Eagle planned his final trip as much as he planned his Atlantic trip or anything else he ever did in his life," said Dr. Milton Howell, a longtime friend. Howell said Lindbergh died of cancer of the lymphatic system. The pioneer aviator had spent the last eight days of his life in Hawaii after a month- long stay in New York's Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital. "When he knew he could not recover, Mr. Lindbergh requested that he be taken here from Columbia so he could die. He had made his vacation home here for many years and wanted to die here," Howell said. In addition to his widow and Land, Lindbergh is survived by sons Jon of Washington state and Scott of Paris and daughters Reeve of New England and Anne Lindbergh Feydi of Paris. President Ford, who only last Friday had sent Lindbergh a telegram wishing him a speedy recovery, said: "For a generation of Americans, and for millions of other people around the world, the 'Lone Eagle' represented all that was best in our country — honesty, courage and the will to greatness.... "Nearly half a century has passed since his courageous solo flight across the Atlantic, but the courage and daring of his feat will never be forgotten." Memorial services are scheduled today at 2 p.m. (8 p.m. EOT) at the Kipahulu churchn nestled in a grove of trees 11 miles south of Hana. It took Lindbergh 33M. hours to wing his way to aviation immortality in "The Spirit of St. Louis." The slim, shy, 25-year-old former barnstormer and pioneer air mail pilot found instant fame and fortune. But awaiting him also was great personal tragedy and dark political denunciation and innuendo. Charles Augustus Lindbergh (Continued on Page Two) Editor recalls Lindbergh's search for kidnaped son Editor's Note: Samuel G. Blackman, former General News Editor of The Associated Press, covered the Lindbergh kidnap case when Ho was an AP reporter. Blackman, now retired, tells the story of that tragedy. By SAMUEL G.BLACKMAN NEW YORK (AP) - Forty- two years have passed since Col. Charles A. Lindbergh's son, 19-month-old Charles Jr., was kidnaped from the Lind- berghs' Sourland Mountain home in Hopewell, N.J. Bruno Richard Hauptinann, a 36-year-old Bronx carpenter died in New Jersey's electric chair for the child's murder. But the then-governor, the late Harold G. Hoffman, stirred wide controversy by expressing doubt even on the eve of the execution and many years later that Hauptmann committed the en me — or could have done it alone. I covered the kidnaping that blustery night of March 1, 1932, and the execution of Haupt- inann the night of April 3, 1936. The case against him was largely one of circumstantial evidence and Hauptmann continued to insist he was innocent. In the intervening years there has never been a shred of evidence to alter the verdict that Hauptinann acted alone. The baby, first son of the famous flier and the former Anne Morrow, had been tucked early in the evening into his crib because he was suffenng from a cold. Several hours later, nursemaid Betty Gow visited the nursery' on the second floor and found the baby missing. Lindbergh, reading in the downstairs library, searched the nursery in vain "Anne, they have stolen our baby," he testified later that he told his wife. He notified the state police, took a rifle from » closet and began a search ot the estate. He was accompanied Dy three state troopers when I came across him. "I'm Col. Lindbergh," he said, introducing himself. "I can't say anything now." With flashlights blinking, he and two troopers continied the search. One stayed behind and related what was then known — Miss Gow had found the crib emptv. and a $50,000 ransom note, a wooden ladder and a chisel had Deen found. Much of the case against HauDtmann turned on this ransom note (and on later ones) and on the ladder. The original note, crudely and ungrammatically written, demanded i(.'imtiuucd 011 Page Two)

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