The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 10, 1976 · Page 2
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Hays, Kansas
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Friday, December 10, 1976
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December 10, 1976 PAGK 2 HAYS DAILY NEWS Dies In Gunfight Ex-Convict Gets Wish Dennis The Menace leaders Are Urged To Shoot Burglars PERCY, 111. (UPD — A paroled prisoner who said he'd "rather die than go back to prison" killed one man and wounded three policemen, one seriously, Thursday before being felled by police bullets. The shooting began after parole officers on a routine visit found a high-powered rifle in the trailer home of James Cantwell, 25, paroled from Menard State Prison last July after serving more than two years for aggravated battery. Police" said Cantwell "ran off" the two parole officers after they discovered him with the rifle, then held off police in a fierce gunbattle before being shot down himself. William Graves, 41, a Sparta police radio repairman, was fatally wounded in the chest by a bullet that first struck Steeleville Policeman Claude Deckard in the elbow. Graves died about an hour and a half after he was admitted to Sparta Community Hospital. Steeleville policeman Joe "Fred" McDaniels, seriously wounded in the chest by a bullet that went through his badge, was transferred to Jewish Hospital in St. Louis Thursday night. Clyde Dalton, Percy police chief, was shot in the leg. He and Deckard were in satisfactory condition. Police said the incident began when John M. Jones, a parole officer from Murphysboro, and Dan Fitzgerald, a parole officer trainee, visited Cantwell's house trailer in this Randolph County community of 1,000 on a routine check and found a guncleaning kit and the gun. NDIAN the TRADING POST co. t, JEWELRY Cantwell refused to surrender the gun to Jones, Randolph County Coroner Gary McClure said, and told Jones, "Someone is going to die. I'd rather die than go back to prison." The parole officers left and notified Dalton, who sum- Lady Cop Makes New York History NEW YORK (UPD —Police Capt. Vittoria Renzullo Friday officially takes command of New York City's 1st Precinct, becoming the first woman precinct commander in the city's history. A 17-year veteran of the force, she has been the executive officer, or second in command, at another Manhattan precinct. Capt. Renzullo, 44, also has served in the Youth Division, on the Civilian Complaint Review Board staff and as Deputy Commissioner for Community Affairs office. moned backup police. Police said Cantwell refused requests to surrender "and fired a few shots into the ground" before opening up on -the officers some 50 yards away across a street. It ended when Cantwell was fatally wounded in the chest by a police bullet as he stood in the door of the rented mobile home brandishing the rifle, authorities said. Authorities said nine spent shells and another rifle and shotgun were found in the trailer. Police also said they had reports shots had been fired from the rented house trailer into a field about an hour before the parole officers arrived. OKLAHOMA CITY (UPD The publisher of a suburban weekly Friday urged his readers in an editorial to shoot burglars. Leland Gourley, publisher of Friday, said six 'Fridayland" homes had been "ripped off" recently and said burglars "are stepping up their drive to fleece the residents." "They're getting away with it," tJourley wrote. "They're clever and leave few clues. Police are able to solve less than one out of every five. "It looks like the only thing that is going to stop these plunderings of your private property is for two or three of the son of a guns to get shot dead In the act. Arm your homes with guns, If someone is breaking into your home and you feel you are endangered, shoot the rascal." "Let us emphasize we do not want you to shoot anybody illegally. We urge you to be careful and not break the law. But burglars do not have an inalienable right to bust into your house and loot it." Gourley further cautioned that since homeowners are getting "restless and edgy ... and a number are going to start shooting," parents should advise their children to be extremely careful about walking in the area at night. *TELL HER TO 60 'WAY .' 1 DON'T WANNA mtttWooY THAT USED TO CHANGE MY OIAPBPS'' $400,000 Suit Filed Jurors Selected For Sniper Trial SALT LAKE CITY (UPD- The Salt Lake County sheriff and six deputies are being Cadets Vote Against Honor Code Changes Kopl NAVAJO 21 UNI RETAIL Authentic Handcrafted Indian Jewelry* Turquoise • Coral • Mother of Pearl FRIDAY • SATURDAY SUNDAY 1:00 'TIL 7:00 IN ALCO'S CENTER AISLE WEST POINT, N.Y. (UPD — Cadets at the U.S. Military Academy voted down by a slim margin a proposed revision in their strict honor code that would have ended mandatory expulsion for violators, academy officials announced Firday. Results of a vote by nearly 4,000 West Point cadets snowed the proposal fell just short of the required two- thirds majority. "By a slim margin, the corps voted to disapprove further revisions in the cadet honor code," said Maj. William Smullen. "As a result there will remain a single sanction of mandatory separation from the academy for any honor code offense." The Honor Code states, "A cadet shall not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do." It came under heavy attack during a widespread cheating scandal at West sued for $400,000 by a man and woman who claim they were arrested on a illegal "no- knock" warrant issued as a result of a computer error. Lee Montano and LuDean McCandless filed the civil rights suit Thursday in the U.S. District court for Utah against Sheriff Delmar Larson and six deputies. The two claim they were ''embarrassed" and Point, training ground for the nation's military leaders. Smullen said out of the 3,818 "physically abused" by cadets who voted on the deputies who broke into question Thursday, 2,523 fa- Montano's residence Dec. 11, vored scrapping the man- 5974 O n the strength of a "no- datory explusion for code knock warrant" issued by a violations and 1,295 voted justice of the peace., .. against a change. The warrant ordered the Smullen said the 66.08 per arrest of Montano on a charge cent in favor of the change fell less than one percentage .point short of the two-thirds majority required for passage. "I think the vote endorses their (the cadets') strong sense of committment to the code and to the system as it now stands," Smullen said. The strict honor system drew national attention and some criticism in the largest cheating scandal in the school's history erupted last spring. More than 150 cadets were found guilty of cheating on an electrical engineering examination and expelled. Weekend Budget Stretchers Saturday and Sunday Only Ladies' Goats Including Junior Styles • Solids ^ Tweeds • Plaids • Fancies • Herringbones • Cashmere Looks • Dress Lengths • Pant Coats • Hooded Styles Sizes 8 To 18 Regulai To $ 80 49 88 of driving after his drivers license had been revoked. The suit claims the revocation was the result of a computer error by the State Drivers License Division, which was later corrected. Montano said deputy Gil Howard pulled him over on the date of the raid, checked his license and informed him it had been revoked. Montano said he called the license division the same day and the computer mistake was discovered, and corrected. But, according to the suit, the deputies obtained a warrant for Montano's arrest IUE Strikes GM Plants DETROIT (UPD — The International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine workers struck four General Motors Corp. plants in Ohio Friday, idling 25,000 workers in the third •walkout against the giant automaker in less than a month. Workers walked off their jobs at GM's Frigidaire Division, Delco Air Conditioning and Delco Products plants in Dayton and the company's Packard Electric facility in Warren after a 12:01 a.m. deadline passed without a contract agreement. However, GM and IUE negotiators remained at the bargaining table Friday in a marathon session that began early Thursday in an effort to reach a settlement. The talks started in mid-July. "I can't promise how long they are going to continue," said a GM spokesman. "At this stage of the game, we're still working toward a settlement." Workers at Delco facilities in Rochester, N.Y., and New' Brunswick, N.J., remained on the job, a company spokesman said. for "driving while on revocation" and forced their way into his residence. . They rousted him and Ms. McCandless from bed "in an unclothed condition and embarrassed each of the plaintiffs and physically abused each plaintiffs," the suit said. Montano was jailed on the driving charge, but freed when the sheriff's office discovered that his license had not been revoked. Ms. McCandless was jailed for possession of a controlled substance. But a justice of the peace later changed the charge to "obstructing justice" and she was found innocent in a trial. The suit accuses the deputies of making a false arrest and malicious prosecution and violating the couple's constitutional right to be free of unreasonable search and seizure. The two said they "suffered discomfort, harassment, and impairment of reputation" and each asked for $200,000 in damages. WICHITA, Kan. (UPD — A judge ruled Thursday police testimony can be heard by the jury in the trial accused sniper Michael Soles, 19, who has pleaded innocent to 15 felony charges by reason of insanity. The charges stemmed from an Aug. 11 sniping from a downtown hotel balcony in which three persons were killed and seven others wounded. Selection of the jury of seven Items Stolen From Car Here Hays police officers are investigating the theft of $42 of household products from a car parked in the ^Centennial parking lot on north Vine. According to authorities, entry was gained by breaking out the auto's rear window sometime between 6 p.m. Thursday and 2:15 a.m. Friday. The car is owned by Mr. Henry Mace, 313 E. 5th. women and f jve men was. completed Thursday. It began ! Monday in Sedgwick County; District'Court before Judge; Tom Raum. Opening state-; ments by the state and defense • start the trial Friday. j Courtly District Attorney; Keith Sanborn and defense • attorney William Gather ques-; tioned prospective jurors on; their attitudes on mental health and the legal defense j for insanity. '. On completion of jury selec-; tion Thursday, Raum; dismissed the jurors and; heard testimony from police- to determine if it would be! permitted. ; Raum ruled the police tes-j timony could be heard by the! jury because Soles had been; properly warned of his rights; by the officers. ; Detective Jerry Bullins! testified at the hearing Soles'. told him at St. Francis; Hospital: "It came into my; head just yesterday to shoot; somebody. I have been ( thinking about it for a day to a ', day and a half before." '. Ann landers Has An Answer Nervous Wreck Dear Ann: I've never had a problem I couldn't handle myself, but now I'm in a spot that may not sound like much to you but for me it's hell. I'm a 29-year old, happily married man with three beautiful daughters. The problem is a 19-year-old girl (I'll call her Mary). She lives with her parents in the up-' stairs of this duplex. Mary claims she is madly in love with me. She comes downstairs the minute she knows I'm home. My wife keeps saying, "That girl sure has a crush on you." I deny it because I don't want to make trouble for the poor kid. Mary calls me at work every day — says she will die if she doesn't hear my voice. I've asked her to cut it out but she calls anyway. I've also told her I am not the right man for her, but she swears she can't live without me. Mary has lost 20 pounds in the last two months and goes into crying spells when I tell her she ought to find a nice guy her own age. What "can I do about this terrible situation, Ann? I'm a — Nervous Wreck Dear N.W.: That's a lot you aren't telling me — like how did this "poor kid" get so hung up on you? But that's another letter, Buster. For her sake as well as your own, you must tell Mary she is not welcome in your home in the future. Let her know if she telephones you at work again you will hang up on her. Then doit. The problem persists because of your ambivalence and gutlessness. There are times when a person must be cruel to be kind — and this is certainly one of those times. Dear Ann Landers: My husband, Mike, got into a little trouble with the law and is now in the penitentiary paying his debt to society. Our two children (ages 3 and 5) and I moved in with my parents. Mom and Dad have always .had a hard time financially. Now with three more mouths to feed I know it must be a terrible strain on them. Of course, they never say anything. They are too kind and considerate for that. I feel I should go to work and carry my share of the load. I used to be a pretty good typist and could brush up in a couple of weeks. Mike writes to me almost every day and is dead set against the idea of me working in an office. He keeps! repeating, "A mother belongs; at home with her children." • Mike insists that if I were' ^"more saving" I could! 'manage on my father's check., I feel guilty watching my; mother trying to stretch the' meat loaf by adding a lot of' oatmeal and bread crumbs! and pretending that milk and; fresh fruit suddenly don't; agree with her. My older child • is already in kindergarten and '• the younger one loves to be! with Grandma. But Mike is a; stubborn man and I'm afraid; I'll never get his premission to go to work. What should I do,-' Ann? — Zanesville Dear Z.: Mike has no right, to tell you where YOU ought to; be, considering where HE is. Go out and get yourself a. job and tell your husband you' must do what you feel is' decent and honorable. Discover how to be date bait' without falling hook, line and' sinker. Ann Landers's booklet,' "Dating Do's and Don'ts,"will help you be more poised and sure of yourself on dates. Send 50 cents in coin and along' with a long, stamped, self-' addressed envelope with your; request to Ann Landers, P.O. Box 1400, Elgin, 111. 60120. Santa will be here from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 11th & 12th FREE COTTON CANDY FOR THE KIDS ALL DAY SATURDAY, DEC. 11th r SINCEl "discover the difference" STORE HOURS: WEEKDAYS 10-9; SUNDAYS 1 - 6

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