The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa on October 18, 1984 · Page 16
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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 16

Des Moines, Iowa
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Thursday, October 18, 1984
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Woct. burgundy, fcupe. gr V 1 Vfi,. reg. 42.99 In Des Moines Park Fair Center 2nd & Euclid Also in: Ames Fort Dodge Centerville Martin cites tiff with investigator By HANI SANTIAGO Doa Martia said be was "aaferetr Wednesday whea prhrala taveauaator Sam Soda of Des hfoiaes decliaed to disease a possible lead oa his missing soa becaase, hUrtia claims. Soda waaat beiag paid for the iaformatioa. "I persoaally doat like It," aaid Ittftia, of 10 FYasier Ave. "He tells me aotkiag enleas I hire aim." That was hlartia's interpretation of a telephone conversatioa he had with Soda, whom Martia had called after learaiaf that someone from Chariton recently aaw a boy who looked like missing newspaper carrier Eugene Martia. But, Soda said later he didn't discuss the lead with Martia "because I didn't have it checked oat" "Until the information is correct I don't want anybody going around shouting about it Then I make a fool of myself," be said. Martin said John Gosch of West Des Moines, father of missing carrier Johnny Gosch, who vanished more than two yean ago, called him early Wednesday and told him Soda had information about the Chariton incident Then, Martin said, he called Soda. A Upe Martin said be made of the conversation follows: Martin: "This is Doa I just got a call from John. What's this all about, this person from Chariton?" Soda: "Well, I'm not working for you guys, Don, yon know. I've heard it through the grapevine." Martin: "Well If that's tbe way you feel about it, why did you have John call me?" Soda: "I didn't care if John called or UMM - DOM MMTM MAftTM not Wt were just talking. I've been doing a tot of work. I doat like the things Trt heard. Yoa guys haven't hired me. Yoa havent offered to pay any ei-pensea. I had a news conference the other day. I've done an awful lot I haven't asked for anything. Nobody has talked to me and I don't want anything. Nobody has bees to my office to consider talking to me. It (the Chariton lead wasn't related to Johnny Gosch. Td like to work for yoa guys. Tve got a reputation to conteod with. I think rve treated the Martina right I don't keep coming knocking at your door telling yoa Tm doing this and I'm doing that" Martin: "I'm not going to ait here and argue with yoa." Soda: "I'm not arguing with you." Martin: "If you dont want to tell me what you know, that's up to you." Soda: "I will tell the authorities." Martin: "Fine, then. Call them and tell them. I dont want John calling me at IS o'clock at night and tell me a bunch of stuff and tell me to call you and when I call, yon give me a run-around." Your Full Service Lawn Care Company Snow Clearing Pruning Turf Aeration Contract Mowing Thatch Control , Landscape Designing Lawn Renovations Plantings Fertili7er. Weed and Insert finntrnl Automatic Sprinkler Systems il2r5J1 MDf Landscape Maintenance 1108 I5TH STREET WEST OES MOINES. IOWA 50265 See us in the mall. We'd like to visit with you . (515) 225-9666 our advice is free. Soda: "I tefl the authorities everything Tvc ever come ap with. Yoa ask them. They teU yoa." la aa Interview later Wednesday, Soda said be wu mvestlgaUng the head and wasn't prepared to tarn over the information. Be said that be has been working oa the disappearances of the two lt-year-old yoangstars for aoontha, mostly at bis own expense, and that Norses and John Gosch had paid some of his expenses, Martia said he has had ao agreement with Soda and has never paid him. Soda, who has recently emerged as aa anti-smut campaigner and heads aa organixatioa called Stolen Children Are Reported Every Day (SCARED), said, "I feel obligated. Fve had numerous meetings with numerous people. Big people. Out-of-state people. They know what's going on. There are kids being stolen ail around our country." Two weeks after Eugene Martia disappeared Aug. 12 while delivering the Des Moines Sunday Register, Soda met Martin and his wife. Sac, la a self -service laundry, said Martia "He told us that he knew where tbe boys were. He said organised crime was Involved and that he needed a lot of backing from high officials to find them. He kept telling us be didnt want any payment and I told If he knew where tbe kids were, to go for It" . Soda said he recalled the meeting but not the details of the conversation. Noreen Gosch said her husband telephoned Martia "because we wanted to share the information with him." Saying that she had paid some of Soda's expenses, Gosch said the private investigator "had made some things dick" for her and her husband and "he has been worth a great deal to us." Meanwhile, Tom Ruxlow, chief of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, said agents were checking a report that Soda Illegally presented himself as a Da agent when be Interviewed a Des Moines Register adult carrier Soda suspected of fondling some teen-age carriers. The adult carrier has since been fired by the newspaper. Uz2 hzz to BylXNrUSON The prospect of jumping from the second story of his barnlag home didat to Du Tatea, "Not really - aaid Tatea, II. T knew it was a good drop, bat It's better thaa burning. ITe Jumped farther thaa Out oa dares." Tatea, his parents and a house guest escaped Injury Wsdaesday morning whea a fire spread through their home at IIS Sixteenth St, but not before some anxious moments for all of them. PICTURE: Page 1A. "Just to wake ap and hear tome-thing cracking and popping is a aight-mare," said Roy Tatea, 41 "rve never been through anything like K before." Ron Billings, acting district fire chief la Des Moines, said the fire began about HO tm. on the first floor of the home whea some combustible material, most likely bedding, came lata contact with aa electric heater. He estimated damage to the home, which is owned by Richard Beatty and rented by the Totem, at about $25,00. While Dan Tatea leaped about IS feet to safety, a guest in the home, John McAllister, J7, waited for firefighters to rescue him from the home's second floor. Daa Tuten aaid he wu starting to get ready for his job as a yard worker when he heard his mother and father yelling to him from one floor below. "I opened the door and it was all smoky and everything." be said. Dad came halfway up the stairs, then tamed around. I couldn't get down the stairs becaase it wu too smoky, so I just jumped out the window." His mother, Evelyn, 51, said she and her husband were sleeping In a room adjacent to where tbe fire began. "If we had been upstairs, we would have all been killed," she said. "We would have never known it wu on fire." The fire, she said, moved quickly. "It got to tbe furniture, and tbe furniture just fed it," she said. 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