How Purse Snatchers Select Their Victims "T"""' Times Herald, Carroll, la. | Q Wednesday, April 14, J 976 I O FUNNY BUSINESS By Roger Bollen ByTomTiedc nation, three categories are old. and race against race WASHINGTON - (NKAi — particularly repugnant: male Unfortunately, all three of the Of all the victimizing in the against female, young against situations often come together. BRENNY'S MARKET WEST 3RD STREET PRICES GOOD THRU TUESDAY, APRIL 20 We will be CLOSED GOOD FRIDAY 12 Noon to 3 P.M. Attend the church of your choice. HAVE A HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE Boneless FULLY COOKED- $179 HAM i Grade A Cut-up m —^ . Fryers lb 49* Maple River Sliced 4. _ Bacon ib. * I Morrell Smokees 12-01. pk g . Sliced Large Bologna Lb Country Style * • Pork Ribs lb . * I A.E. WHIPPING CREAM'/** 39 Banquet PearS No. Vh Can Del Monte Cruihed or Sliced Pineapple , S -oi. Tendertweet French Style Green Beans 30 3 can 4 for Del Monte 303 Can Com ; 3 for Hunfi Tomato Juice 46-01. 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Not usually the most heinous of criminal actions, nor the most costly, purse snatching nevertheless is one of the most psychologically fearsome offenses in the nation. Victims a re extraordinarily vulnerable. Offenders seek targets who are least able to resist. And because the crime" occurs so randomly, and so precariously, there is always the chance an incident will escalate into violence. Regularly, it seems, there is a small story in the press about women beaten to death with their own pocketbooks. What's more fearsome is that there are the aforementioned elements of prey involved. No studies of victimization are available for the 82,000 purse snatchings reported in the nation each year (there may be several times this number unreported), but a recent survey of the crime in Wilmington, Del., is illustrative. That survey, conducted by an FBI-police crime resistance unit, indicates that of sampled victims 72 per cent were elderly whites and of sampled offenders 92 per cent were black males usually .between 13 and 21 years old.' The male-female, youngy old. black-white repetitions should not be all that surprising. Even the perpetrating kids are aware of the connections. In interviews with Wilmington authorities, the youths explained that old victims are weaker than young and that elderly whites are thought to have more money in their purses than elderly blacks. Besides this, black youths say they could be more easily recognized by a black victim, and that, in any event, there is something of an implied political value in ripping off people of the other race. The conversations with the delinquents, by the way, produced more than just rationales for methods of operations. The Wilmington snatchers also had sound advice for elderly women walking the streets of America today: if confronted by a youn^ thug, don't fight back. This may seem self-serving for the hoodlums, but it shouldn't -be simply dismissed. The elderly are not generally a match for a youthful thief, for one thing, and, for another, any resistance cart be imflammatcry. The kids are partially on ego trips when thieving, testing their manhood, etc. — and as Damon Runyan said, "the battle may not always go to the strong, but that's the way to bet." And so is there no security for women on the streets? Police say there are precautions to take that are limited only by the imagination. Here ag&in the opinions of the interviewed offenders are of value. The delinquents say women should carry their money in their shoes lor at least not in their pocketbooks), should not dress up to go to the bank' (they insist somebody with money looks and acts differently than someone without), and should'not walk alone. The latter suggestion is most important. The Wilmington survey found that three or four sampled victims were alone at the time they were robbed. Wilmington police are now trying to encourage, students to volunteer time in an escort service for the elderly. Police themselves might be persuaded to help out by offering women patrol car lifts th.rough risky neighborhoods. Male companions are especially effective, says the Wilmington delinquents; a couple suggests a family relationship that apparently intimidates some thugs. Alone or in company, however, indications are elderly women would do well to carry their valuables in secret. An effort is underway in Wilmington to teach women to se.w fashionable "hidden" pockets in their clothing. , Other police departments are suggesting that women carry decoy purses, throwaways which contain nothing of worth, except perhaps a note to'the thief: "Hard cheese, you little ruffian!" Ultimately necessary, of course, is neighborhood protection. Involved groups doing something about school truancy, unlit avenues, unescorted seniors. Crime is a disease as the Wilmington crime resistance unit says, and as such it is preventable. Cops can't do it, elected officials can't do it, but people can, if they want. 4-H Mews ARCADIA — The Arcadia Energetic 4-H Club met Monday evening for their April meeting at St. John's parish hall here. Hosts were Mark Hinners and Keith Ricke. The pledge to the flag was said in unison. Roll call was answered by "Naming a Feed Ingredient." The 4-H pledge was led by Susan Wolterman. Talks were given by Mark Hinners on "Feed Ingredients for Swine," Tom Berg on ' "Feed Ingredients for Beef" and "What Happens at the Packing Plant" and John . Wolterman on "Feed Ingredients for Dairy Cattle." A livestock term quiz conducted by Loren Dentlinger and Kevin Ricke concluded the program. COLLECTION DEDICATED JERUSALEM (AP) — The Hannah Hirschhorn Baumann Americana Collection has been dedicated here by the American Jewish Committee. The collection — the gift of Mrs. Baumann of Rye, N.Y. — consists of over 500 books and •periodicals on American Jewish life. ' NATIONAL TRUCKLOAD APPLIANCE SALE Every Appliance in the Store Now on FREE Merchandise Certificate with select appliance purchase April 15-21 38988* • 3 adjustable shelves let you arrange items _ • 7-day fresh meat keeper ^ 9ft ^11 ft- -11 f.»o<.l «. • Slide-out basket in freezer for bulky meats STOCKS 20 cu. ft. all-frostless . Moves on roller8 _ unit pulls out easily ^/ 3-dr. refrigerator! 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Th is < Vi ) i urn i \\ In n 71> al any W IKVICE NATIONWIDE |l MBtMrvIt»(ii*ittr^^*rlMl LET YOUR WARDS CHARG-ALL ACCOUNT HELP SIMPLIFY YOUR BUDGET CATALOG SALES MB1T10.4 rrl ifu- RECORDS Al^DOOe. < TfcO A COMPLETE REPORT UiHH ALL. THE BREAKDOWNS FIRST .^0 DOMT PLANS TOR THE Clark: Congress Facing CIA Issue By Harrison Weber (Iowa Daily Press Association) DES MOINES — How are we going to have proper congressional oversight over CIA activities? That" is the question Congress will be facing up to very soon, according to Iowa's Senator Dick Clark. Right now, the Central Intelligence Agency must report to eight different congressional committees. Senator Clark anticipates legislation to reduce this to two committees, one in the Senate, and one in the House. The proposal expected to come before the Senate would create a new intelligence over- si ght committee. It would be unique in that its membership , would rotate so that the maximum time a Senator could serve would be six years. At the- start there would be staggered terms of two, four and six years. If the bill goes through in the same form that it is being presented to the rules ^committee, the special ^committee would be notified of ~all covert activities in advance. "In other words," Clark said, "we could not go into Angola or put money into an Italian election without this committee being notified," There is one factor that , Clark doesn't like, but it's there. Prior notification does not give Congress any veto over it. Senator Clark predicts this point is going to be debated on the Senate floor. Under this proposal, if the oversight committee receives information that it feels deserves closer scrutiny, it can take the information to the appropriate committee of Congress. "At that point," Clank explained, "if we were in disagreement on that activity we would at least have the right to call in the secretary of state or whomever we wantea and say. 'hey, tell us about this. We want to be in on the ground floor so we know what is happening.'" In summary, Clark said un.der this proposal the "process of oversight itself, where committees do get involved, will check the ability of a secretary of state or ' president to get you deeply involved in something without anyone knowing about it." Bowling Results Highway 30 East CARROLL Phone: 792-3515 OPENi 9:00 a.m. to SiOO p.m. Men. thru Thurt. A Sat.j PHday till 9 p.m. EAGER BEAVERS LEAGUE Team Standings Points Carroll Lumber 64Vi Sir Patrick's 81 Bauer Livestock 81 Elks 79 Whaley Chevrolet 76 Olsen 6. Muhlbauer 64'/2 Dearduf f's •. 58 • . Kerp's 55 Tony's Lounge 50 Schlltzers 50 Gold Crest 49 Service Master — 42 Ed-Mar 4V/2 Petersen Motors 28W High Ind. Single Game— NonleGrote 213 Polly Hathcock 208 AnnGobllrsch ' 201 High Ind. Three Games- Sharon Ranniger 540 Jacqule Hackett 540. Polly Hathcock 531 High Team Single Game- Carroll Lumber 891 Gold Crest 874 ' Bauer Livestock 864 Sir Patrick's 864 High Team Three Games- Carroll Lumber 2505 Bauer Livestock 2486 Gold Crest 2472 HITS AND MISSES MIXED LEAGUE Team Standings Paints " Grouse Cartage Co 79 Flower Loft 78 Joe's Paint Center 77Vj Pin Oaks , 77 Walters Appl 74Va Wenck Feeds :. 72 Old Home 65'/2 Tigges Trucking 65'/j Pudenz Truck Line 63Vi Mt. Carmel Inn 55Va Macke Motors 55 Heuton Trucking 49'/j Carroll Co. Pork Prod 49 TB.E 40'/J High Ind. Single GameWomen: ' Marlene Tigges 196 Carole O'Donnell 180 PatMlelk...: 180 Jean Ballard 177 Men; Mike Riddle 238 Mike Riddle ....; 219 Mike Riddle J16 High Ind. Three GamesWomen: PatMlelk...,. 487 Carole O'Donnell 486 LeNore Lengeling 478. Men: Mike Riddle 673 Lou Riddle 531 OonNleland '520 High Team Single Game— Crouse Cartage Co 753 Crouse Cartage Co 742 . Crouse Cartage Co 736 Flower Loft 736 High Team Three Games— Crouse Cartage Co 2231 Walter's Appl. ., 2097 Flower Loft 2052 JACK AND JILL MIXED LEAGUE Team Standings Points Millers High Life , 99 Wilson Real Estate ............ 80'/a Na-Churs 78Va Pabst Blue.Ribbon 75'/a Chicken Inn. , 71 Snappy. Popcorn :. 67V: Hamms...'... , 66 Carnarvon Oil — 63V] Budweiser 63 Denny's Lounge, Westslde — 53'/a Hawkeye Nail. Life Ins 51 Carroll Bowl 50 Schettler Seed 39 Ron's Saddle Shop 37 High Indl Single GameWomen: Elva Bernholti 199 VI Johnson 198 Elva Bernholtz 193 Helen Tiefenlhaler 193 Men: Jim Kanne 234 Ray Tiefenlhaler 220 Connie Berns 208 High Ind. Three GamesWomen: Isabelle Relslng 505 Elva Bernhollz 499 Lorna Tiefenfhaler 495 Men: • Ray Tiefenlhaler 579 LaVerdos Rels '551 Myron Dettbarn 550 ' High Team Single Game— Hamms. 794 Pabst Blue Ribbon 752 < Snappy Popcorn 744 High Team Three Games— Hamms 2173 Pabst Blue Ribbon 2146 Millers High Life 2125 CITY LEAGUE Knights of Columbus 71V: Coon Bowl 66 Kelly Coin 65Vj Quandt Junkers 641/2 Pin Oaks (4 pend.) 64Vi Carroll Bowl 62'/j Dearduff's 61 Deckers 60 Budweiser (4 pend.) 54 Mr. D's 46V2 Little Gus's 46'/2 Schlltzers 45 Schroeder Carpet 31'/2 Rotert Conslrucllon 13 High Ind. Single Game- Larry Clark ...: 255 Mike Riddle 252 Mike Riddle 227 High Ind. Three Games- Mike Riddle 664 Gary Quandt 611 Jack Carlson 601 High Team Single Game- Kelly Coin 969 Quandt Junkers 944 Kelly Coin 933 High Team Three Games— Quandt Junkers 2761 Kelly Coin 2751 Coon Bowl ., 2557 DONTGO ON A DIET UNTIL YOU READ THIS BOOK. • U'streo.Somlforit; Nutrition, Pueblo, Colorado 81IHKI.
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