Idaho State Journal from Pocatello, Idaho on October 3, 1975 · Page 17
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Idaho State Journal from Pocatello, Idaho · Page 17

Pocatello, Idaho
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Friday, October 3, 1975
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POCATELLO, IDAHO, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1»75 IDAHO S'ATE JOURNAL-StCriON a r-« · O Salt Lake County Police Charge Man with Attempted He's Linked to Other Cases By DAVID BKISCOE Associated Press Writer SALT LAKE CITY lAPl-A law student and former Washington State Republican paity aide faces charges in a case officers have said may be related to a series of Utah abductions, including at least two sex killings. Theodore Robert Bundy, 23, also has been investigated by police in the Seattle area in a series of killings, although officers there said he was not a prime suspect. Salt Lake County sheriffs deputies charged Bundy with aggravated kidnap and attempted criminal homicide Thursday in an attack on a young woman last year at a suburban shopping mall. Police had said they found a key at the scene of one of the apparent abductions which fit handcuffs used in the incident in which Bundy is charged. Debra Kent, 17. vanished from the scene where the key was found, and no trace of her has been found. But bodies of two other girls, Melissa Smith and Laura Aime, both also 17, were found shortly after they disappeared under similar circumstances. Miss Smith was the daughter of the chief of police of Midvale, a Salt Lake suburb. Police said last year they believed all three disappearances might have been the work of the same sex criminal. Bundy was arraigned before City Court Judge Floyd K. Gowans, who scheduled, arraignment for 2 p.m. Oct. 24. The victim of the incident at the shopping mall was identified publicly for the' first time Thursday in the complaint filed against Bundy. The complaint accused Bundy of "intentionally and knowingly by force, threat or deceit, detain or restrain Carol DaUonch against iier will wit!/ the intent: "To facilitate the commission of or attempted commission of a felony, to svit: criminal homicide or aggravated assault, or: "(b) To inflict bodily injury on or to terrorize Carol DaRonch." The second count alleges that Biindy attempted to "cause the death of" Miss DaRonch while engaged in the commission or attempted commission of aggravated kidnaping. The complaint also said thai Miss DaRonch has identified Bundy as the person "who abducted her by deceit and-or force from the Fashion Place Mall at 6100 S. State in Murray, and pointed a gun at her and stated 'lie was going to blow her head off.'" Capt. N.D. Hayward of the Salt Lake County sheriff's office, said Miss DaRonch was able to escape when the man whe abducted her turned off the road after handcuffing one of her wrists. He said Ihe other cuff "hung loose." "She was able to wriggle out of the car and stand in the middle of State Street near the mall in the lights of an oncoming vehicle which stopped. The abductor took off at this point," Hayward said. Bundy, a second-year law student at the University of Utah, was booked in the city- county jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. Seattle area police acknowledged Thursday they investigated Bundy along with more than 2.800 other persons in connection with a series of killings known as the "Ted murders." King County Police Capt. Nick Mackie, head of the investigation, said in response to a question that Bundy "hasn't been totally eliminated from our investigation." .ttick Goodman, a spokesman for the Seattle police department, said at another point Thursday afternoon, "if you're asking i! we have a suspect just because of this Utah incident, then the answer is no. Obviously we haven't come up with any good suspects in all, or ve would have charged him." In some of the murders of at least nine college age girls in Washington and Oregon, witnesses said a person giving the name "Ted" was seen with Ihe girls before they disappeared. Bodies of some of the girls were found later. Salt Lake officers said the mall victim, whose name was not released, and other witnesses identified Bundy in a police lineup Thursday. He was arrested after what police said was a lengthy investigation. The Washington Republican party chairman said Bundy had been an advance man for Gev. Daniel Evans' 1972 campaign and was employed as an assistant to the centra! committee before leaving to attend the law school. His Friends Express Surprise ARRESTED-Theodore Robert Bundy, 28, a law student and former assistant to the Washington State Republican Central Committee, was charged Thursday with aggravated kidnap and criminal homicide in an alleged attack on a young women, Salt Lake Police said. (AP Wirephoto) SEATTLE (AP)-His friends and family found it hard to believe: Theodore Bundy, 28, charged with aggravated kidnap and attempted criminal homicide in Salt Lake City. He was a young man on his way up: an advance man during Gov. Dan Evans' 1972 reelection campaign; a secondyear law- student at Ihe University of Utah; and former assistant director of the Seattle Crime- Prevention Advisory Commission. On Jan. 8,1973, he witnessed a purse-snatching at a north Seattle shopping center and gave chase, retrieving (lie thief as well as the purse. On Thursday he was charged in connection with the Nov. 8, 1974, attack of a young woman at a Salt Lake City-area shopping mall. "This has got to be a mistake," said Koss Davis, chairman of the state Republican Central Committee which employed Bundy for two months in 1973. "This is really a nice kid. It's unbelievable, it just floors me, 1 can't imagine it. His whole approach was nothing but ethics." "Could my son do those things?" said Mrs. John Bundy of Tacoma. "Of course not! What a stupid thing to ask a mother. !n no way could be do those things." Bundy was graduated from the University of Washington in the spring of 1972, receiving a B.S. in psychology--with distinction, a university official said Thursdav. Kis work on Gov. Evans' campaign later came under attack from I'ampaian workers for Albert D. Koselliiii. Tiiey claimed Bundy worked as a spy. Buniiy admitted following the former governor on his speaking tours around the state. Bundy look notes of Rosellir.i's speeches, sometimes using a tape recorder, and sometimes asking questions from the audience. "It was just a hollow charge of dirty tricks." said Evans' press secretary Jay Fredericksen Thursday. '"Spying. 1 they said, but all he did was just listen. He went around to Rosellini's press conferences and speeches to tape them and report back to the Evans campaign office." In tin; summer of 1974 Bundy worked as an intern at the Department of Emergency Services in Olympia. "I'm absolutely flabbergasted," said a friend who worked as an intern with Bundy. "He has impeccable taste. He's a bright boy. very bright, intellectually astute, very political. My heart is pounding so hard I can hear it." Mrs. Patti Adams, 40, manages an apartment house near Bundy's former University District address. She said she saw him last June 6 when he came from Salt Lake City to visit the Rogers. "Ted was like a son to Mr. and Mrs. Roger," she said. "After Mr. Roger became ill, Ted injunction Try Expected in District 91 Somewhat Dusty image By QUANE KENYON Associated Press Writer BOISE, Idaho (AP)-International Telephone and Telegraph Corp. says its image is a little dusty and it's trying to do a little polishing. The huge conglomerate, which operates a variety of businesses in 12 Idaho cities, held a briefing in Boise Thursday. Leaders of the corporation said they wanted to make sure people knew what ITT is all about. "People just don't know what we do," said public relations spokesman Neil McReynolds. "Sometimes they even confuse us with ATT, heaven forbid." Despite its name, the corporation doesn't have much to do with telephones and telegraphs in Idaho. It has 150 Idaho em- ployes, a statewide payroll of $1.5 million and Idaho sales of about $3 million. I n s u r a n c e p r e m i u m s generate another S4 million in revenue. And the company says if it could count the cost of bakery goods sold in Idaho, that would add another $6.9 million in sales. The Idaho operations are small potatoes to a massive conglomerate which has 250 principal companies with nearly 750 divisions. If the corporation had 500 times as much sales in Idaho as it actually does, that still would represent only one per cent of sales nationwide. The corporation has a business school in Boise, Continental Baking Co., distribution centers around the state, insurance companies and ITT Grinnell, headquartered in Pocatello, which ITT says is the state's largest distributor of pipes and pipe fittings. The company also buys grass seed under contract from private farmers. Those agreements cover about 400 acres, mostly in the Nez Perce area. Company officials said the Idaho session was the third in this; region. Others were held earlier at Seattle and Portland. The company spokesmen said ITT eventually hopes to carry- its informational program to every state. IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (API- Idaho Falls School District 91 was expected to seek a district court injunction today ordering 369 striking teachers back to their classrooms. Legal action was expected after negotiators for the district and the Idaho Falls Education Association rejected each other's last contract offers at a Thursday night public negotiating session. The teachers left classrooms a week ago today to press de- mands for a new contract. A three-member team of fact- finders was expected to arrive today at Idaho Falls. Roy Truby, state superintendent of public instruction, said he would announce the appointments if the two sides were unable to reach agreement on fact-finders or new contracts. Fred J. Hahn, the school board's attorney and chief negotiator, said Friday night the district team was making "a serious and final counter pro- Kimball Begins IDS Conference By DAVID BRISCOE SALT LAKE CITY (AP)-- Saying evidence of "great troubles and many catastrophes are all around us," Mormon President Spencer W. Kimball urged church members Friday to halt Sunday purchases, strengthen their families and shun liquor and free sex. "We continue to warn the people and plead with them, for we are watchmen upon the towers, and in our hands we have a trumpet which we must blow and sound the alarm," the 80-year-old church leader told the opening session of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints semiannual conference. Other conference speakers criticized federal welfare programs and implored members to "treasure up gospel truths." President Kimball said the 3.4-million- member church now has 62,000 members in five Asian countries. He reported the church's worldwide missionary program numbers more than 21,000 preachers. "We note that in our Christian world in many places we still have business establishments open for business on the sacred sabbath," President Kimball said. "We are sure the cure for this lies in ourselves, the buying public. Certainly, the stores and businesses would not remain open if we, the people, failed to purchase from them." The widely traveled leader urged honesty in paying customs dues. "Sometimes people rationalize, and there are those who would hesitate to take from a neighbor or steal from a merchant but have so completely geared their thinking that it was all right in their minds to avoid customs and fail to make proper report of purchases," he said. President Kimball said the church feels there are. relatively few divorces that are justifiable. "Many marriages are defeated in the marketplace when unscheduled purchases are made," he said. "Remember that marriage is a partnership and is not likely to be successful otherwise." He decried abortions, repeating strong warnings against either submitting to or performing them. "Sin is still sin and always will be," he said. "We stand for a life of cleanliness. From childhood through youth and to the grave, we proclaim the wickedness of sexual life of any kind before marriage, and we proclaim that everyone in marriage should hold himself or herself to the covenants made." "We are concerned with the liquor consumption and the drunk driving and the intoxication, and we call upon our people and all people to restrain themselves from this improper function," President Kimball said. posal." The district's final offer included a 13.33 per cent average wage increase for returning teachers. The district had previously offered an 11.54 per cent average increase. The teachers originally asked for a 13.7 per cent increase, but later modified that upward. The offer would raise the average teacher's salary to $11,290, from $9,960 last year. The offer also boosted the proposed base salary for starting teachers to $8,100. The two sides previously had agreed on an 58,000 base. Last year's base salary was $7,350. Charles Ferguson, the association's negotiator, made a counter proposal after his side held a 75-minute caucus. "It is a clever ploy on the part of the board," Ferguson said. "It looks to us like the board had already budgeted enough to pay for the salaries." Ferguson made a counter offer that the district should provide additional money for the salary schedule by taking 75 per cent of the difference between the district's $191,000 budget carryover from the last fiscal year and whatever surplus money a team of fact-finders uncovers. Hahn told Ferguson after hearing the counter offer, "We'll now be about our business and prepare for the next step." Interest Renewed In Columbia Pact Tax iebel Convicted m 4 Counts PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) -- A self-labeled tax rebel was convicted in federal court here Thursday on four counts of federal income tax violations. W. Vaughn Ellsworth, 54, of Mesa, acted as his own attorney in the six day U.S. District Court trial and based his defense on his belief that he didn't earn any constitutional dollars since 1968. Ellsworth told the jury that Federal Reserve Notes in use in the U.S. today are not backed by silver or gold, therefore do not constitute legal currency as defined in U.S. Coinage Acts. Ellsworth was convicted of one count of making false statements on his 1968 federal income tax return and one count (or each of the years 1969, 1970 and 1971 for willful failure to file a tax return. He faces a possible sentence of six years in prison and $35,000 fine. Judge Carl Meucke scheduled Oct. 28 for sentencing. Ellsworth was freed on his own recognizance pending sentencing. Blame Spread on Milk Prices BOISE, Idaho (API-Chain store retailers aren't responsible for milk prices being higher in Southwestern Idaho than Ihe national average, according to an official of Albertson's supermarkets. Senior Vice President Jerry Rudd said Thursday the National Farmers Organization "will do anything to drum up business for their own outlets." Leo Nuttall of Smithfield, Utah, assistant dairy department director for the farmer group, said Wednesday night that the chains were responsible for high prices. Nuttall cited Sun Ray Dairy as one example of what he called a "captive dairy store" which Vctails , milk at lower prices than supermarkets. "That's the statement of one competitor about another," Rudd said. "They (the farmers) are the suppliers of milk. They will do anything to drum up business for their own outlets." "Our prices are posted and competitive," he said. "They're offered in a range of preferences. "Milk is a unique product. It lends itself to a variety of processing and merchandizing techniques," he said. "A dairy in a bigger market area, which markets 10 million gallons in a year will get a break on distribution costs. A distributor who drops off 1,000 half-gallons smaller market area, who is dropping off 200 half-gallons one place, 100 at another and in similar smaller quantities. "The markup is Boise is not unusually high," Rudd said. "If the price is high, it is because ·e pay more. We buy from the Burl Ford, foreman of the 10- woman, two-man jury, said the jurors believed Ellsworth was guilty because the government proved his guilt and Ellsworth admitted guilt to them more than once. Ellsworth told the jury he filed his tax returns for the three years on his firm belief he made no constitutional income. The tax returns placed into evidence contained his name and the statement: "I did not receive any constitutional silver .or gold dollars; therefore i cannot calculate a constitutional tax, nor would I have any constitutional money to pay it with if I could." He said American citizens are all playing make believe and only exchanging debts with each other that are never paid to anyone in constitutional dollars. Asst. U.S. Ally. Joel Sacks told the jury in his closing argument (hat "it's strange that processors, not producers, and M r . Ellsworth will accept these our milk is fairly priced." ...i..-i.TM j ~ n ~ -- - - j » v « , ~ , n j Nuttall said Idaho consumers are paying the highest retail dairy prices in the nation. "But the lowest prices are being paid to the Grade A dairyman who produces that milk," he said. He said cooperative milk outlets are charging aboul 68 cents a hall-gallon, while super- sTor'e'can' handle it for a lot markets are selling it at 80-89 less than a distributor mjja cents valueless dollars and also spend them for goods and services he needs. They're good enougli foi that, but not for paying taxes with. "Because in your heart you believe what you're doing is for the good of the country, is not a defense for breaking the law," Sacks said. "Lynclte "Squeaky" Fromme believes that killing the president would be good for the country." PASCO, Wash. (AP)--Federal intervention to prevent short water supplies is certain unless seven Western states agree on how to use water from the Columbia River watershed, a federal representative says. Joel Haggard of Seattle, said water shortages have renewed Fort Hall Sets Recall Election FORT HALL--An election to recall two members of the Fort Hall Business Council has been set for Saturday, Oct. 18, on the reservation. A petition with more than 300 signatures of Shoshone- Bannock tribal members requesting the removal from office of Council Chairman Kesley Edmo and Councilman Robert Burns was submitted to the Business Council in early September. II was later approved and the election date set for Sept. 30. That date ras subsequently postponed until Oct. 18. The names of Edmo and Burns will appear on the recall ballot and eligible voters will have the right to vote "yes" or "no." Voting will take place at the regular polling places. Area Marriages "BIXGHAM COUNTY CLERK Merlin Roy Taylor, 22, and Norma Lee Hoffman, 20, both of Fallen, Nev. Kim Walton, 20, and Karen Schwarz, 18, both of Blackfoot. Larry Dean Jaeger, 21, and Shauna Ann Harris, 17, both of BJackfoot. John B. Johnson, 22, and Barbara Knox, 19, both of Blackfoot. Scolt L. Reeves, 18, Idaho Falls, and Sherrie Christopherson, 15, Blackfoot. Richard D. Taylor, 19, and Trad Evans, both of Blackfoot. Kim R. Crompton, 23, American Falls, and Christina Sanders. 20, Blackfoot. Brian Kent Wheeler, 19, and Chris Stringham, 17, both of Blackfoot. Births mowed and took care of their yard and helped take care of Sir. Roger." , , Mrs. Adams described nunay as "a very good-looing young man who was super nice to all us." She said she knew him on neighborly basis for about lour years. "He was just an all-Amcriean boy," one of her teen-age sons said. Mrs. Adams said Bundy once had a girlfriend who was divorced and had a 5-year-old daughter. Near Thanksgiving, 1973, she said she noticed he had new clothes, a new girlfriend and a beard. "I (eased him," she recalled, "and he said he was trying to change his image by trying not to be a college type." She said he kept the beard until he left for Utah in the fall of 1974. "When he came back to Seattle in June and talked to me, he v;as very suntanned and talked a lot about how beatiful the Utah desert is in the spring because of all the blooming flowers," she said. Sho-Bans Slate Talks FORT HALL-A called meeting will be held at Buffalo Lodge Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. Items on the agenda include the grazing authority, housing, tribal planning, and tribal attorney. Lunch will be provided. ON IDAHO interest in the Columbia Interstate Compact Commission, which was authorized by Congress in 1952 to negotiate use of Columbia River water. Haggard was named to the commission in February. Efforts to form the commission died in the 1960s when Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah and Nevada failed to agree on how to manage the watershed. John Biggs, Washington Department of Ecology director, said Idaho has enough water rights applications to dry up the Lower Snake River. "I know of no law requiring Idaho to deliver water to Washington except the agreement with federal agencies which require delivery from one dam site to another," Biggs said. Biggs and Haggard attended a meeting of the Pacific Northwest River Basins Commission here Thursday. The compact commission would consist of two representatives from each state, plus the federal representative. Haggard said he has asked governors of the seven states to appoint representatives to resolve procedural questions, narrow the issues and develop a way to write the compact. "If the states do nothing, i envision Congress resolving the issue," Haggard said. "I don't think that's what we want to see." Biggs said he thinks it will take 10 years to complete the agreement, "but it's important ;o get started." BINGIIAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL TSAKRIOS-To Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Tsakrios, 114 Kirby, Blackfoot, Sept. 21, a daughter. LLOYD-To Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Lloyd, Route 5, Box 140 A., Blackfoot, Sept. 21, a son. CLARK--To Mr. and Mrs. Jay Clark, Route 1, Box 13 N, Blackfoot, Sept. 2?., a daughter. LILYA-To Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Lilya, Route 4, Box 201. Blackfoot, Sept. 22, a daughter. FlORES-To Mr. and Mrs. Armando Flores, Box 58, Moreland, Sept. 23, a son. FOX--To Mr. and Mrs. Tom Fox, Arco, Sept. 23, a daughter. By GARY HADEN Regional Editor Confusion and frustration polluted the air at the Environmental Protection Agency hearing on Simplot's sulfur dioxide emissions last week about as much as the industry pollutes the air on the north side of Pocatello. Testimony offered by several individuals indicates they have little understanding of the Clean Air Act of 1970 or of what term "ambient air standards" means. This is not their fault. The EPA did not adequately explain what was at stake, and would be hard for people to grasp that in actuality Simplot was being given a license to pollute our air. Private testimony, not included in my account of the meeting because of lack of space, reflected what many people want: the cleanest air possible. A mother living on Wingate testified she couldn't open windows because of the foul smell. She said her family sometimes had to take a preschool son to friends living south of Pocatello because of respiratory problems brought on by polluted air. The family pediatrician, Mrs. Joan Berry said, had suggested they move to cleaner air in the foothills. Others testified about their own experiences, about the proven and potential effects of sulfur dioxide on plants and animals, and nearly all recommended that the EPA force most stringent cleanup possible at the fertilizer plant. THE PROBLEM IS that Simplot is not interested in cleaning up any more than is necessary to meet the Clean Act. It is interested, the testimony showed, in emitting as much pollution as possible, while remaining within the allowable standards for pollution by sulfur dioxide. This is not to say the company wants to pollute, likes to pollute, proud of it, but company officials do put profit motives first. Simplot will not put a scrubber on its third sulfuric acid plant because, as Jack Smith, planning manager for the minerals and chemical division, said, it can meet "the ambient air standards without building the scrubber." Considering the cost of the scrubber, S3 million, it is not surprising they are not hurrying to build one. The EPA can only require that Simpiot mee! the ground- level ambient air standards for sulfur dioxide. It cannot require thai the best available technology be used to clean plants existing before passage of the Clean Air Act. That why I say they have been given a license to pollute. The way cleanup above and beyond the levels set by the 1970 will be achieved will be if the people can somehow convince the state to enact a more stringent clean air law. Since the Department of Health and Welfare didn't feel it had the or resources to take on Simplot and has already agreed accept the EPA's regulation, (his is not going to happen. THE STATE BOARD of Health took a big step toward avoiding future hearings in which an industry and a regulatory agency argue over how much sulfur dioxide can be emitted without violating ambient air standards. By adopting a regulation to require that coal-fired electric plants control pollution through installation of "the most effective currently available emission control equipment," they have gotten away from the set limits allowed by hour and day under the Clean Air Act. It will, no doubt, cost consumers more to have coal plant stack gases scrubbed sulfur dioxide, but it may save money in other construction costs. At least Idaho Power will be able to dispense whh batteries of technicians telling us what levels of emissions can suffer without violating the ambient air standards. Likewise, there will be no need to build tall stacks to disperse gasses because the best equipment will allow companies to meet the Clean Air Act with no difficulty. ANOTHER HEARING last week that appeared to fall short of what the participants expected was ihe listening session on the Caribou National Forest travel plan. Many people had the false impression they'd be able to testify before a group, but instead those 50 or more attending the Forest Service meeting were thrust into a disorganized array of milling people, healed conversations, and listening bureaucrats. The Forest Service seemed pleased, but the people I talked to were disappointed. The most constructive thing I found came from a trail biker. Lest you think I've gone soft on ear, eye and nose pollution on (he trails, I will say I still have no great love- for trail bikes. I do, however, like the suggested by Paul Kidd oi the Pocatello Trail Machine Association. Kidd suggested that representatives of the many hiking, packing, biking, horse back riding and snowmobiling clubs sit down and negotiate what areas might be closed and kept open to trail machines. He--as many environmentalists do- thinks Forest Service workers speak with forked tongues, i.e., they tell whoever's available what that person or group wants to hear. Despite the many potential problems and areas of disagreement and the danger that not all individuals or groups would be represented, it's worth a try. If your group's willing, give me a call at the Journal, 232-4161.

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