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ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL Friday, March 6, 1937 E7 Officer Pursues Partner's Killer Throughout Two Decades please write: P.O. Box 741, Lemont IL 60439. All information confidential." On that spring night, Probst, 30, the father of three and an up-and-coming investigator, had been bragging cheerfully about a mysterious big case and had been watching the Academy Awards on television with his wife at their suburban Homewood duplex. When he walked into the kitchen for a drink of water, his wife heard a shot and the crash of glass breaking. She found Probst shot in the back of the head. "I made the promise when we buried him at St. Mary's," said Borowski, now 47 and a 26-year veteran of the force. "I stood there and swore it on his grave: 'Ralph, I'm not going to give it up.' " For two years, dozens of investigators worked every lead and, Borowski now figures, trampled a few of the best ones. Ballistics evidence pinpointed the murder weapon as a .41-caliber Magnum pistol, then a rare weapon. Two weeks before his death, Probst had started training for the canine unit, which would have freed him to spend evenings with his family. Before that, he had been assigned to a special organized-crime unit His files for some of those cases have never been found. Then there was Probst's run-in with the late mobster Sam DeStefano in January 1967, when DeStefano was serving a contempt sentence and being treated at Cook County Hospital for stomach pains. "He had a big fancy Chinese dinner brought in and baskets of fruit all over," Borowski recalled. "Ralph sent the food back and put on the handcuffs. ... And Sam didn't like that. Not one bit" Jerry Harmon, another former Cook County investigator, recalled DeStefano telling Probst, "You'll be very sorry you treated me this way." DeStefano was killed in 1973 and was never linked to Probst's death. Borowski said he could accept finding that Probst's murderer was already dead, so long as the case got solved. His family and other policemen understand his quest, Borowski said, but civilians say, "It's done. Let it go." "They just don't understand how close policemen get, especially when your lives depend on each other," he said. "I'm sure he would have done the same for me." -THE ASSOCIATED PRESS " CHICAGO Police Officer Bob Borowski made a graveside vow nearly 20 years ago to find his partner's killer, and, after two decades of chasing leads, has turned to a newspaper ad. ' "Plenty of people have told me to give it up," Borowski said Thursday during a break from his patrol duties with the Cook County Sheriffs Police. "I think that's what makes me stronger." Last week he began running an ad in the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times, paying so far about $200 of his own money. - "Unsolved homicide," it reads. "Anyone having "information on the murder of the Cook County Sheriffs Police Officer Ralph Probst on April 10, 1967, Deathsfunerals HE WEATHER REPORT t fe m -'-urn . . z - - .v It , - w J i . , v r. -'f ; Satellite weather photo taken at 1 :30 p.m. Thursday. New Mexico Weather report for the 24 hours ending at 5 p.m. Thursdy furnished by the National Weather Service m AJbuquerque. Temperature We. Hi U Pep Alanjogordo .... Fair 72 33 Albuquerque ....Clear 65 31 Carlsbad Clear 73 31 Chama Fair 58 20 Clayton Clear 71 37 Clovis Fair 72 34 Deming Fair 71 30 Espanola Clear 70 23 Farmington PC 57 24 Gallup Fair 63 23 Grants PC 65 21 Hobbs Clear 71 36 LasCruces Fair 71 30 Us Vegas Clear 64 27 Los Alamos Clear 59 27 Quemado Fair 59 19 Raton Clear 65 24 Red River Clear 56 7 Roswell Clear 72 32 Ruidoso Fair 64 19 Santa Fe Fair 64 29 Silver City PC 65 29 Socorro Fair 69 27 Truth or Consq ..Fair 68 31 Tucumcari Clear 71 36 LOCAL DATA - Highest temperature this date since 1931, 72 in 192, lowest this date since 1931, 9 in 1966, Thursday's highest, 65 at 4 pm.; Thursday's lowest, 31 at 6 45 a.m.; departure from normal for date, 5 degrees; accumulated departure since first of month, 6 degrees. Precipitation since first of month, none; departure from normal since first of month, -.08. Total since Jan. 1, 1.27; departure from normal since Jan. 1, .38. Relative humidity; 5 a m. 57; 11 a m. 32; 5 p.m. 14. Sunset today 6.06 p.m.; sunrise Saturday 6:29 a.m. POLLUTION LNDEX - High for 24 hours ending at 8 a.m. Thursday. Smog 42; dust 50; carbon monoxide 51. Air with an index of 0-50 is good; 51-100 moderate; 101-200 unhealthv; 201-300 very unhealthy; 301-500 hazardous. POLLEN COUNT - Thursday's pollen count at the UNM Student Health Center was juniper 968, elm 7, mold 32. The count is based on the amount of pollen collected during a 24-hour period. Foreign Cities Wind, Rain Sweep California THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Powerful winds and locally heavy rain swept northern California on Thursday, while much of the Plains basked in record-setting warm weather. Rain and rainshowers also fell from the Pacific Northwest to Idaho and Nevada. Scattered rain and snowshowers were found across the Ohio and Tennessee valleys, and a few showers were reported across far southern Florida. The foul weather in California was blamed for one death, that of a teenager killed Wednesday when a poplar tree fell and crushed his car in Willits. Authorities attributed the death to winds estimated at 50 mph. The strong winds and heavy rain continued Thursday, reaching into Nevada. Fair and unseasonably warm weather was widespread from much of the Rockies and Plains into the Mississippi Valley. Temperatures rose into the 60s in much of the region. Today's forecast called for rain and rainshowers from western Montana across much of the Intermountain Region, the Great Basin, the Pacific Northwest and California into the desert Southwest. Showers will extend across the southern half of Florida. Winds will be strong and gusty from northern and central parts of the Rockies and Intermountain Region through the Great Basin. Highs in the 30s will be found across northern Maine. Temperatures in the 70s will reach from Florida and southern Alabama across Mississippi, the southern half of the Mississippi Val ley, the central and southern Plains, western South Dakota and eastern portions of Montana, Wyoming and Colorado through much of New Mex ico and the desert Southwest. Much of the remainder of the nation will have highs in the 50s and 60s. ACROSS THE COUNTRY- Amsterdam Athens Bangkok Barbados Beijing Beirut Belgrade Berlin Bermuda Bogota Brussels B'Aires Cairo Calgary Caracas Copenhagen Dublin Frankfurt Geneva Havana Helsinki Hong Kong Istanbul Jerusalem Jo'burg Kiev Lima Lisbon London Madrid Manila Mexico City Montreal Moscow Nassau New Delhi Nicosia Oslo Paris Rio Rome Santiago Sao Paulo Seoul Singapore Stockholm Sydney Taipei Tel Aviv Tokyo Toronto Vancouver Vienna ' Warsaw Hi Lo Wthr 36 14 clr 32 sn 75 clr 76cdy 30 clr 59 m 10 clr 16cdy 57 cdy SOcdy 25 clr 73 rn 48 clr 28 cdy 64 cdy 12 clr 36 cdy 14 clr 27 clr 68 cdy M MM 75 66 clr 23 sn ,1 MM 59 clr -09 cdy 68 clr 36 93 85 46 68 23 28 64 68 36 89 64 70 82 21 46 30 36 78 28 Hi Lo Pre Otlk Albany.NY. 34 14 clr Amanllo 66 37 clr Anchorage 19 09 clr Asheville S3 26 clr Atlanta 65 39 clr Atlantic City 40 27 clr Austin 70 45 clr Baltimore 36 21 clr Billings 69 49 cdy Birmingham 67 32 clr Bismarck 48 23 cdy Boise 70 59 rn Boston 32 20 clr Brownsville 73 44 clr Buffalo 32 26 clr Burlington.Vt. 30 07 cdy Casper SO 37 clr Charleston.C. 62 41 clr Charleston.W.Va. 43 25 clr Charlotte.N.C. 59 31 clr Cheyenne 62 31 clr Chicago 49 37 clr Cincinnati 48 35 clr Cleveland 31 24 clr Glumbia,S.C. 62 35 clr Columbus,Ohio 42 32 .02 clr Concord,N.H. 34 -01 clr Dallas-Ft Worth 69 38 clr Dayton 44 34 clr Denver 67 35 cdy Des Moines 66 34 clr Detroit 38 31 .11 clr Dututh 46 24 clr El Paso 69 34 clr EvansviUe 55 40 clr Fairbanks 08 -23 clr Fargo 43 28 clr Flagstaff 54 24 m Grand Rapids 44 33 .11 clr Great Falls 72 55 rn GreensborcN.C. 48 26 clr Hartford 39 18 clr Helena 71 ra m Honolulu 80 63 clr Houston 70 49 clr Indianapolis 48 40 clr Jackson.Miss. 69 33 clr Jacksonville 68 37 cdy Juneau 18 14 sn a Th Aoeu-weattw 'foveas! lot 6 P.M., Frioay, Mat. 6 w 50 fifl SO ! - ' .v Suttonary 79 12 79 73 46 73 90 68 27 12 M 86 64 19 37 89 45 84 86 46 86 19 75 79 M 68 34 57 30 21 Kansas City 70 43 clr Raleigh 51 25 clr Las Vegas 74 48 clr Rapid City 65 32 clr Little Rock 64 48 clr Reno 70 50 rn Los Angeles 86 56 rn Richmond 42 24 clr Louisville 51 38 clr Sacramento 64 S3 .33 rn Lubbock 66 39 clr St Louis 62 51 clr Memphis 65 41 cdy Salt Lake City 69 46 m Miami Beach 76 70 rn San Antonio 72 40 clr Midland-Odessa 65 34 clr San Diego 85 61 m Milwaukee 47 32 clr San Francisco 67 53 .34 rn Mpls-StPaul 55 28 clr SanJuan,P.R. 85 70 .23 clr Nashville 58 34 cdy St Ste Marie 26 22 .01 clr New Orleans 70 49 clr Seattle 68 51 .02 m New York City 41 27 clr Shreveport 72 35 clr Norfolk,Va. 44 32 clr Sioux Falls 63 25 clr North Platte 69 29 clr Spokane 63 46 m Oklahoma City 69 44 clr Syracuse 32 27 clr Omaha 74 41 clr Tampa-St Ptrsbg 79 54 cdy Orlando 77 55 cdy Topeka 71 42 clr Philadelphia 37 26 clr Tucson 80 61 cdy Phoenix 85 63 cdy Tulsa 72 48 clr Pittsburgh 33 22 .01 clr Washington.D.C. 38 26 clr Portland,Maine 32 04 clr Wichita 68 39 clr Portland.Ore. 69 50 .01 rn Wilkes-Barre 30 17 clr Providence 40 22 clr Wilmington,Del. 36 24 clr 52 clr 37 cdy 48 clr 66 clr 41 cdy 05 cdy -06 cdy 66 cdy 59 cdy 59 rn 0 clr 32 cdy 64 clr 30 clr 52 clr 62 cdy 36 clr 75 rn 07 clr 62 rn 61 clr MM 50 clr 16 cdy 48 rn -04 clr 09 cdy New Mexico Area Forecasts COMMUNITY FORECASTS - (Highs today and lows tonight in parentheses. L means low, M means middle, V means upper and N means near.) NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL PLAINS - Variable high cloudiness. Winds southwest 5 to 15 mph; Clayton (M70s-U30s), Tucumcari (M70s-U30s), Clovis-Portales (M70s-U30s). SOUTHEAST PLAINS - Variable high cloudiness. Winds variable less than 15 mph: Carlsbad (M70s-N40), Hobbs-Lovington (M70s-N40), Roswell-Artesia (M70s-N40). NORTH AND SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND CENTRAL HIGHLANDS Fair with increasing high clouds. Winds variable 15 mph or less: Raton (N70-L30s), Taos (L70s-U20s), Los Alamos (M60s-L30s), Us Vegas (l'60s-L3Os), Santa Fe (U60s-L30s), Ruidoso (U60s-L30s). UPPER AND MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY - Fair with increasing high cloudiness. Winds variable less than 15 mph: Espanola (L70s-N30), Socorro (M70s-L30s). SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST VALLEYS - Fair with increasing high cloudiness. Winds variable less than 15 ,1 ADAIR-Charlotte W. (Thompson) Adair, age 66 and a resident of Albuquerque for 40 years, died Thursday in a local hospital following an illness. She is survived by two sons, Robert R. Adair and wife, Michelle of Albuquerque and John E. Adair and wife, Elizabeth of Albuquerque; a daughter, Sue A. Maes and husband, Toby of Albuquerque; seven grandchildren, Ted and Bob Maes, Debra, Killeen and Ann Adair and Kane and Erin Adair; a sister, Mary Hale Bossmeyer, of Tucson, AZ; a sister-in-law, June Thompson of San Diego, CA; and special friends, Tom and Irene Hardison. She was an avid bridge player. Services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of ntzgerald and bon funeral Directors, 3113 Car lisle NE, with the Rev. James L. Hogue officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Park Cemetery. COUGHLIN The family of Gertrude A. Coueh- lin expresses appreciation to everyone who was so kind and sympathetic at the time of their recent loss. Strong-Thorne, 1100 Coal SE, in charge of arrangements. DELONG Graveside services for Mary Delonti will be Today at the Santa Fe National Cemetery with Mortuary Chaplin Rev. Tom V. Colims officiating. Arrangements by the Crestview Funer-al Home, 7601 Wyoming NE. GALLEGOS-Mr. Johnny L. Galleeos. 71. a lifelong resident of Albuquerque passed away Thursday. Mr. Gallegos is survived by three sons Ross Gallegos and wife Margaret, Johnny Gallegos Jr., and Ray Gallegos; five daughters Evelyn Vega and husband Pete, Mary Lou Sanchez, Nancy Sanchez and husband Albert, Veronica Ramirez and husband Ray and Mary Lujan, all of Albuquerque, NM; a very close companion Shirley Herrera of Albuquerque; one brother Louie Gallegos of La Puenta, LA; on sister Rose Garcia and husband George of Albuquerque, NM; 27 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Gallegos was a member of the St. Edwin Catholic Church. Visitation will be held Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Garcia Mortuary Chapel. A Rosary will be recited Sunday and Funeral services will be conducted Monday. Times and places are pending ana wui be announced later, lhe Garcia Mortuary, 8th and Stover SW in charge of service arrangements. GARCIA John Garcia, 50, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday. He is survived by his sisters. Rose Luna and husband, Richard and Julia Nelson; nieces and nephews, Esther Johnson and husband, Wade, Billy Olson and wife, Jan, Mary Espinosa and husband, Cisto, Bobby Olson and wife, Belinda, and Linda Estes and husband, John, all of Albuquerque; and 10 great-nieces and nephews. He was a volunteer fireman for Distnct 9 when it was founded. Mr. Garcia was also a member of the National Guard and an active Boy Scout leader. Rosary will be recited Friday, 8:00 p.m., at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5310 Claremont NE. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, 10:00 a.m., also at the Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, with Fr. Sabine Griego, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Billy and Bobby Olson, Richard Luna, Cisto Espinosa, Bruce Johnson and Joseph Vallegoz. Honorary pallbearers will be Hector Hernandez, Abe Tapia and Wade Johnson. French Mortuary, 1111 University N'E. GRINSTEAD A memorial service for Mary Allen Grinstead will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. in the Central United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Harry Vanderpool officiating. The family prefers memorials to Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE, are in charge of arrangements. HARMENING Thomas R. Harmemng, 48, a lifelong resident of the Albuquerque area, passed away in a local hospital on Wednesday. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Harmening of Los Lunas, NM; one daughter, Kim Breese of Denver, CO; and one son, Ray Harmening, U.S. Air Force, mph: Silver City (M60s-L30s), Truth or Consequences (M70s-M30s), Deming (M70s-M30s), Us Cruces (M70s-M30s), Alamogordo (M70s-M30s). NORTHWEST PLATEAU AND WEST CENTRAL M0UN-TAINS - Partly cloudy. Winds variable less than 15 mph: Farmington (N60-U20s), Gallup (L60s-U20s), Grants (M60s-M20s). NEW MEXICO - Variable high cloudiness through Saturday. No important temperature changes. Highs from the mid-50s to 60s in the mountains with mostly 70s elsewhere. Lows from the upper teens to 20s in the northern mountains with 20s to 30s elsewhere. EXTENDED NEW MEXICO FORECAST - Sunday through Tuesday: Generally dry weather with temperatures above seasonal normals. Highs from the 50s over the northern mountains and northwest plateau with 60s to 70s elsewhere. Lows from the 20s and 30s in the mountains and northwest with 30s to low 40s elsewhere. ALBUQUERQUE - Increasing high cloudiness. Winds variable less than 15 mph. High today near 70. Low tonight in the mid-30. stationed in the Phillipine Islands. He was owner of Vera Pierson Insurance Agency in Beach Grove, IN and was on the Metropolitan Zoning Board in Indianapolis, IN and was manager of New Mexico Forms. Strong-Thorne, 1100 Coal SE, in charge of arrangements. HEETER Services for Harriett Grove Heeter will be held Friday, 9:00 a.m., at French Mortuary - University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University NE, with Rev. Steve Trout officiating. Interment will take place at Memory Gardens in Farmington, NM Friday at 2:00 p.m. HOGG Emily "Inez" Hogg age 86 passed away Wednesday at a local nursing home. Mrs. Hogg had been a resident of Mountainair for 6 years formerly of Washington. She had been married for over 50 years to Frank Hogg who preceeded her in death. She taught in the public shools in the Mountainair area in the 1920's. She is survived by her sister, Grace Brown of Albuquerque and numerous neices and nephews. Visitations will be today from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm from the Crestview Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, 10:00 am at the Nazarene Church in Mountainair. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Alzheimers Support Group, P.O. Box 1368, Albuquerque, N.M. 87103. Arrangements by the Crestview Funeral Home, 7601 Wyoming NE. MAESTAS T"he family of Jose Ramon Maestas expresses their appreciation to all friends and relatives for attending the rosary and funeral, for the kind expressions of sympathy, for the beautiful floral tributes and Msgr. Peter Garcia, Celebrant of the mass. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Coors Blvd. SW, in charge. MAPSTONE William F. Mapstone, Sr., 60, a resident of Albuquerque since 1959, passed away Wednesday morning after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, Clara; his daughter, Pam Parkle of Albuquerque; his son, Bill, Jr. of Baltimore, MD; his mother, Myrtle of Albuquerque; brothers, Richard of Seattle, WA and Ron of Albuquerque; and five grandchildren. Bill (Mappy) worked 26 years for the Albuquerque Bus Co. and Sun Tran of Albuquerque, retiring in March, 1986. He was a veteran of WW II having served in the US Army. He was a former resident of Lockhaven, PA and remained a member of the Citizens Hose Fire Co. 5. Friends may call at French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Thursday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Services will be conducted at First Christian Church, 10101 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Friday at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc. or the Memorial Fund at First Christian Church, 10101 Montgomery Blvd. NE. MORRISON Robert Bob Brand Morrison, born March 19, 1915, passed away March 5, 1987. All services are pending and will be announced by the Alameda Mortuary, 9420 Fourth St. NW. PADILLA Funeral services for Gloria C. Padil-la were held Thursday at 10am where a Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary with Father Mike officiating. Burial followed at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by the Crestview Funeral Home, 7601 Wyoming NE. PUCCETTI Mass for Milbeth E. Puccetti will be celebrated Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Strong-Thorne, 1100 Coal SE, in charge of arrangements. ROBINSON Services for Lorraine Robinson will be held Friday at 11:30 AM in the French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with Fr. Paul Baca officiating. Cremation will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Ronald McDonald House, PO Box 4269, Albuquerque, 87196. ROWLAND M.P. "Pat" Rowland, 73, a resident of Albuquerque from 1938-1940 and since 1949, passed away Thursday at the family home after a long illness. He is survived by his loving wife, Reba, known to him as "MOM", of the family home; his daughter, Shane Rowland; his son, Michael Rowland and wife, Lisa; grandson, Tommy Rowland; granddaughters, Erica and Kenzie Rowland all of Albuquerque; sister-in-law, Margret Rowland of Kansas City, MO; several nieces and nephews; and a host of relatives and friends. Pat and Reba met in Kansas City where they both grew up and tney married on October 12, 1935. In 1938 they moved to Albuquerque from Taos, NM and in 1940 they moved to Winslow, AZ. Mr. Rowland was a bus driver for much of his early working life. From December of 1942 through August of 1945, Mr. Rowland served in the US Army Air Corps, Reserve Status, in Flight Instruction in Visalia Dinuba Air Field, CA. The Rowlands moved to Los Angeles in 1945 where Mr. Rowland again worked as a bus driver. In 1949 the Rowlands returned to Albuquerque and in March of 1953, the first Rowland Nursery opened at 7402 Menaul NE and has since expanded to four stores in Albuquerque. Mr. Rowland served as Chairman of the Board of Rowland Nurseries, Inc.; he was a member of BPO Elks 461; and a charter member of the Four Hills Country Club. Services will be held Monday, 2:30 p.m., at French Mortuary -University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University NE, with Pastor Lyle Stuehrenberg officiating. Entombment will follow in the Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum, 924 Menaul NE. Pallbearers will be Little Joe Griego, Lynn Looney, Dick Hobson, George Sedillo, Tom Sanchez and Roy Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Etmer and Jon Childers. Friends may visit French Mortuary Sunday from 1:00 until 9:00 p.m. The family will greet friends Sunday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Mortuary. The family has requested memorial contributions be made to the Presbyterian Diabetes Center, Virginia Valentine, Presbyterian Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 26666, Albuquerque, NM 87125-6666. SAIZ Funeral Services for Mrs. Adela Saiz will be conducted this morning from the Garcia Mortuary Chapel to the Mt. Calvary Cemetery where the graveside services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Pallbearers will be David Benavidez, Steve Saiz, Juan Saiz, Esperidion Benavidez, Alex Benavidez and Johnny Rillamas. The Garcia Mortuary, 8th and Stover SW, in charge of service arrangements. SHUPLA-Joseph (Joe) C. Shupla, age 51, passed away March 3, 1987. He was a NM State Police Field Coordinator with NM Search and Rescue and a State Saftey Coordinator with the NM Diving Council. He was a member of the San Juan County Search and Recovery, Underwater Society of America, national member of the Association of Search and Rescue, a member of F.O.P., Farmington, Civil Air Patrol, NM Police and Sheriff Organization, the Four State Peace Officers Association, and Colorado All Field Investigators Association. Survivors include his wife, Lucille; two daughters, Mona Gayle and LouAnna Raye Shupla both of Aztec; mother, Raycita of Albuquerque; and sister, Mary Webb of Phoenix, AZ. He was preceded in death by his father, Roger Shupla in 1982 and two brothers, Harry in 1982 and Hubert Shupla in 1980. Visitations will be from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Cope Memorial Chapel, Aztec, NM. Services will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Bethel Baptist Church in Aztec, NM with Rev. Walter Sinclair and Rev. James Vaughn officiating. Interment will be in Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Charles Wiggins, Mac Heard, Orville Woodall, Robert B. Miller, Kenneth Shirley and Mike Arnold. Honorary pallbearers will be Art Conroy, Frank Mana-zares and all members of the Sheriff Deputys and Reserve of San Juan County, Civil Air Patrol and the San Juan County Search and Recovery. Cope Memorial Chapel, Aztec, in charge of services. Reporter Bill Farr Dies; Was Jailed In 1972 for Not Revealing Source THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES Newspaper reporter Bill Farr, who once chose to serve 46 days in jail rather than reveal a confidential source, died Thursday. He was 52. Death was attributed to complications of pancreatic cancer, for which Farr had been under treatment since 1985. Despite his illness, he worked when he could for the Los Angeles Times, recently completing stories on cocaine trafficking. Farr died at UCLA Medical Center shortly after midnight, said a hospital spokesman. Farr's jailing, which came about because of a story from the Charles Manson trial, turned him into a First Amendment activist. But he never believed he had done anything extraordinary. "There is no need to attach any nobility to what I did," he said. "All good reporters feel the same way about protecting news sources." Farr's legal trouble began in 1970, when he was a reporter for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner covering the Manson case. He refused to tell Superior Court Judge Charles Older the source for a story in which he disclosed grand jury testimony that members of Manson's "family" had planned to murder celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra. Farr cited a California shield law protecting reporters from revealing such sources. The judge had placed a gag order on the case, restricting its attorneys from commenting on it outside of court. In what he later would admit was a mistake, Farr told the judge the sources were two unidentified attorneys, officers of the court whose disclosures to Farr constituted contempt of Older's gag order. When Farr stepped from behind the reporter's legal shield to briefly take a job as a spokesman for then-District Attorney Joseph Busch, Older demanded that he reveal his sources on the Manson story. When he refused, the judge cited him for contempt. Farr returned to journalism as a reporter for the Times in 1972, but it was too late to save him from Older's order. Older ordered him jailed until he named his sources. An appellate court backed the judge, ruling that the shield law could not interfere with a judge's power to regulate its own officers and proceedings. Farr refused to reveal his sources, and spent Christmas 1972 in jail until he was ordered released by U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, pending consideration of his case by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The contempt citation eventually was allowed to stand, but a state Court of Appeal ruling in 1974 prompted another Superior Court judge to hold that to jail Farr again indefinitely would simply punish him rather than force him to talk. He was ordered to serve five days and pay a $500 fine. But the state Court of Appeal ruled that Farr could not be jailed again, and Older declined to pursue the matter further. Nursery Founder Rowland Services Set Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday for M.P. "Pat" Rowland, founder of Rowland Nurseries. The services for Rowland, 73, will be at French Mortuary, University Boulevard Chapel, 1111 University NE. He died Thursday at his Albuquerque home. Rowland and his wife, Reba, lived in Albuquerque briefly before moving to Winslow, Ariz., in 1940. From 1942 to 1945, Rowland served on reserve status in the U.S. Army Air Corps at Visalia, Calif. He and his wife moved to Los Angeles in 1945, where he worked as a bus driver. In 1949, they returned to Albuquerque, The first Rowland Nursery was opened in 1953 at 7402 Menual NE. There are now four nurseries in the Albuquerque area. Rowland served as chairman of the board of Rowland Nurseries Inc. He was a member of BPO Elks 461, and was a charter member of the Four Hills Country Club. Survivors are his wife, Reba; a daughter, Sharie Rowland; a son, Michael Rowland; and three grandchildren, all of Albuquerque. Memorial contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Diabetes Center, co Virginia Valentine, Presbyterian Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 26666, Albuquerque, N.M. 87125-6666. I FLOWERS SAY IT ALL J ' m 1 U 6 Tic ucir in j t 4 v n n t tn 843-6333 2 locations to serve you 7121 Wyoming ME 1111 UnlwtltyNE

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