The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 15, 1976 · Page 13
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Hays, Kansas
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Wednesday, December 15, 1976
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December 15, 1976 PAGE 14 HAYS DAILY NEWS Police Beats On Sale In 'Fri SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) You can buy a police beat in San Francisco. It's legal. And it's a city tradition. The people who buy the beats — some of which have been in existence longer than the police department — are quasi-cops. They pay for the rights to provide private patrol service Three Sentenced For Raid On Jail DEL RIO, Tex. (UPI) Three men have been sentenced to prison terms for their parts in a raid that freed 14 Americans from a Mexican border jail. U.S. District Judge John Wood Jr. Tuesday sentenced soldier-of-fortune Donald Fielden, who led the raid last March for total fees of $51,000, to four years. Fielden had pleaded guilty to a weapons charge and testified against three other defendants in the case. Sterling Davis Sr., a psychologist convicted of conspiracy for paying Fielden to free his son from the jail at Piedras Negras, Mexico, was sentenced to five years in prison, to be served consecutively with any other prison term Davis might receive on a separate conviction for fraud. William McCoy Hill, convicted of conspiracy and of helping take a sawed-off shotgun across the border, was sentenced to one four- year term and one two-year term, to be served consecutively. All three men are from Dallas. to merchants and residents. Ralph and Linnea Grebmeier, for instance, are a uniformed husband-and-wife team who paid $15,000 for exclusive rights to solicit business in one area. She used to be a clerk-typist, and he ran a scrap yard and sold antiques to raise money to purchase their beat. They often patrol their territory hand-in-hand. And, like the others who own San Francisco's 60 beats, they really are cops in a strong sense although they are described as "patrol special officers." They are under the jurisdiction of Police Capt. Joseph Flynn. They must sign in at the Northern police station each night when they go to work. They must sign the log book and read the reports. They must call the station every two hours, using the street call boxes other cops use. If necessary, they can be called into service by police, and they must follow the same rules. "I've been bawled out by a sergeant for not wearing my hat while walking on the street," Grebmeier says. The Grebmeiers charge clients from $25 to $400 a month for nightly patrol service. The beat system stems from the 1850s, when San Francisco was virtually a tent city because of numerous fires, and businessmen and residents hired their own cops to protect them. Beat buyers have been under Police Commission jurisdiction since the 1899 city charter. The commission must approve the sale of any beat. Furthermore, beat owners and assistants must take a special course at the Police Academy, and then are sworn in as peace officers. Wieners Vaaioai Pack Rodeo Bacon. 09 Naif «r Wh*U Smoked Turkey 19 Pigs foot ...49* Pork Hocks .79 C , lUlled ft TM Chuck Reast » s l" Beef Arm Roast »93 C Crater Cat Chuck Roast .77° Beef Pot Reast »69 C Srtand •••! PaHies 6I*« •••< ••x«i F»r W« Havt «ih C*rtiNcat«s 10 Ib. Beef Bex 24 Ib. Beef Bex $ 18 75 25 Ib. Beef Bex $ 22" 30 Ib. Beef Bex $ 36 95 50 Ib. Beef Bex $ 48 M 35 Ib. Perk Bex $ 39 95 BOOf 200/300 Ib. a*f. ... Hi. Wt Will Clow 9:30 P.M. Friday, Deceaiber 17th P & B PACKERS MEAT MARKET 1100 ViM St. H«yi, Private Army , Sheriff officer Ron Wagner displays part of the 5-ton collection of guns, rockets, bombs and ammunition collected by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Dept. since the discovery of a Illegal munitions bunker in the Palmdale-Lancaster area one week ago and the additional discovery of more at the home of Donald Wiggins In Pomona. An all-points bulletin has been Issued for the apprehension of a Reno, Nev. man who apparently is Implicated In the hidden weaponry but authorities are not saying how. (UPI Photo) Hidden Arsenals Contain Tons Of Large Equipment ONTARIO, Calif. (UPI) — The latest hidden arsenal discovered, the fourth in Southern California in less than two weeks, included a half track. The armored war vehicle, along with a pickup truck loaded with more machine guns and ammunition, was found at a cabin in the resort village of Wrightwood in the mountains west of Los Angeles Tuesday, said San Bernardino county sheriff's deputies. "For the moment we're just trying to catch our breath," said deputy Bill Abernathie. "We're posting a guard on what we found today in Wrightwood and trying to sort things out to see what.we've got here." It followed discovery of 2 tons of weapons scattered over mountainsides in the Wrightwood area, 5 tons buried in concrete bunkers in the Mojave desert and 3 tons found at the Ontario home of Donald Wiggins, 41, a foundry operator. Wiggins was arraigned in Municipal Court Tuesday afternoon on five counts of possession of illegal weapons. He pleaded innocent. Similar charges were pending in Los Angeles County for the Mojave cache. Judge David Merriam reduced Wiggins' bail from $50,000 to $15,000 and granted a motion by the District Attorney's office to take handwriting samples from Wiggins for comparison with notes found hidden in containers of buried explosives. Authorities did not say if the Wrightwood arsenal had been connected to Wiggins and the weaponry found in the Mojave and at his home. Los Angeles County Sheriff Peter Pitchess has said he believes those arsenals were buried by a racist paramilitary group for use against the U.S. government. Anti-black, antisemitic and anti-Communist literature was discovered with the weapons. The weapons included ground-to-air antiaircraft missiles, machine guns up to ,50-caliber, mortars, bazookas, dynamite and other explosives, chemicals used to make napalm and poison gas, pistols, hand grenades and other war materiel. Pitchess estimated the Mojave arsenal alone—only half of what has been discovered so far—could have armed a force of 200 men. Man Burns Dog For Having Fleas DEDHAM, Mass. (UPI) — James W. Meyers has been found guilty of burning to death a dog he said was infested with fleas. Meyers, 22, admitted taking his roommate's dog to a wooded area Sept. 24, pouring kerosene on it and setting it on fire. Police said he told them the dog was "infested with fleas to a point where he couldn't stand it any longer." Meyers was sentenced Tuesday in Dedham District Court to one year's probation and ordered to make restitution to his roommate. «•• Give a Honda for Christmas and have a & Mew Year! CB-125S1 HONDALINE TRAVELERS CHECKS. This gift certificate is what to give if you don't know what to give! If you've even thought about giving a Honda for Christmas, this message is good news indeed! Just drop by our showroom and look for Santa's picture on selected models. We're making prices especially attractive on these Hondas... so you can be a real hero come Christmas morning. Hurry on down, before other "Santas" beat you to the draw! HAPPY ' _ HOLIDAYSI Always wear a helmet and eye protection, keep hghls on and check local laws beloie riding. Certain models are designed tor oll-ioad and/or operator use only. ©1976 American Honda Motor Co . Inc Crispins Honda 13O7 Vine Hays 625-6817 Youth Uses Feet Tp Pass Driving Test PROVIDENCE, R.I. (UPI) - John Williams, 17, passed his drivers test Tuesday without ever using his artificial arms. Williams, born with no arms because his mother took the tranquilizer thalidomide, proved he can go anywhere he has to with his feet. Despite subfreezing temperatures, he placed his bare right foot on a special knob on the driver's wheel and spun a red Plymouth Volare down Main Street, "You gotta watch your speed on the straightaway. You're a little too hasty," driving inspector Salvatore Mellone warned as he handed John his scorecard — 89 out of a possible 100. "You know where you took your written test? You can pick up your license there." A Portsmouth native, John is a student at the Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield, N.H. "I was born without arms," Williams said recently while practicing for his test. "So I just had to adjust. That was all there was to it. "When I first started driving, I drove by a policeman and he did a couple of double takes." He lifted the foot over his head, removed some papers from behind the sun visor with his toes and flipped it down to cut the glare. '• "At first parallel parking was pretty hard," he se(id. "We had a different kind; of thing on the steering wheel and my foot would slip off." He said he doesn't use carbon-dioxide powered 'artificial arms to drive because they could run out of 'aft*, leaving him helpless. ; I Williams has also made his own skateboard, won a soccer trophy at school, shoots a bdw with both feet and climbs mountains. But he may i»e giving up some of that soon. His latest ambition, he said, is to "get a job and buy a car." 105 Candidates Fail To File Spending Reports TOPEKA, Kan. (UPI) — Treasurers for 105 candidates and committee have been notified they failed to file required spending reports Dec. 3, the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission announced Tuesday. The reports covered campaign spending from Oct. 24- Nov."2 and Nov. 3-Nov. 30. The candidates' and committees' treasurers have five days to file a report or face a possible Class A misdemeanor charge, punishable by a maximum one year in prison and $2,500 fine. Of the 27 candidates who failed to file reports, three were unsuccessful contenders for a state Senate seat. They were Tom Kier of Washington, Bob Storey of Topeka and Stephen Weilert of Humboldt. In the Kansas House races, 19 candidates failed to file, including three candidates who won their elections. They are Reps. Rex Hoy, R- Fairway, Victor Kearns Jr., R-Merriam and Charles Laird, D-Topeka. Unsuccessful candidates for House seats, who failed to file, were: Richard Beemer of Wichita, Duane Eads of Meade, Bob Gernon of Hiawatha, Chet Harvey of Topeka, Marvin Huddleston of Haysville, Jim Imbeau of Crestline, Deon Kayhill of Topeka, Mike King of Kansas City, Karl Koch of Kingman, Frank Lipovitz of Kansas City, Mike O'Connor of Gardner, Lora Presnell - of Wichita, Jean Pruitt of Liberal, Leonore Rowe of Emporia and Ben Vidricksen of Salina. The commission also cited treasurer Ann Menghini for failing to file a spending report for District Attorney Nick Tomasic of Kansas City. He was the only candidate for district attorney failing to file. One candidate for associate district judge, Rex La whom of Parsons, failed to file a report and one candidate for district judge, David Kennedy of Wichita, failed to file. Magistrate district judge candidates Leona Niedens of Lamed and Rita Sullivan of Ulysses did not file reports, the commission said. Twenty-two Democratic county central committees and 25 GOP county central committees were sent failure Democratic women's clubs and 10 Republican women's clubs also failed to file 'the to file notices along with 31 spending reports requirediy political committees. Four law. j£ Stars May Boycott f % *.< Annual Emmy Shoves HOLLYWOOD (UPI) — Some 800 television performers, including famous stars like Mary Tyler Moore, have pledged to boycott the annual Emmy awards in a dispute between the Television Academy and its Hollywood chapter. Petitions signed by the 800 were sent to the national academy leadership Tuesday, said producer Chuck Fries. In addition to Miss Moore, other stars boycotting the awards include Ron Howard, Ed Asner, Earl Holliman, Jackie Cooper, Henry Winkler, Ted JCnight, Freddie Prinze and Jack Albertson. He said he expects to gather another 200 signatures, pledging not to accept Emmy nominations, cast votes or appear on the academy's annual awards show, scheduled for -mid-May. The pledges are the latest round in a long-running battle between the national leadership of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and its Hollywood chapter- about half the academy—over the structure of the organization and the powers of national and local officers. Fries said he withheld forwarding the petitions until the national trustees met Sunday to discuss a reorganization plan favored by the Hollywood chapter. He went ahead because the plan was rejected, he said. At the same meeting the trustees voted to wa'rn the Hollywood chapter it is in danger of being expelled and to file suit against the organizers of the boycott, he said. The Hollywood chapter already has a lawsuit on file against the national academy, asking that the national group be dissolved and -the Hollywood chapter be given the rights to the Emmy awards. £ Larry Stewart, president of the Hollywood chapter, jaid he had resigned Monday as the national awards chairman to protest the trustees action. "I don't see any hope of resolving this," Stewart said, "it's been two and a half years. We've had meetings ad nauseum, negotiations, all of that." > '«i Burglar Ge| Tough Fight RENO, Nev. (UPI) 4 A burglar got more than* he counted on when he tried to rob the home of nawly widowed Jerri Bianchi. I 4 Mrs. Bianchi, 57, retu(ned home from her husband's funeral late 1 Monday «nd surprised the would-be tfcef, who tried to run past her from a bedroom. ^ She told police she grabbed the man around the neckband started hitting him on the Bead with a glass candleholdeC Her aunt and uncle, Mr. sand Mrs. Athol Bolin of Bakersfield, Calif., both in their^Os, heard the ruckus and joined the fight and the three piqned the slightly built thief oirthe sofa. ; The man then pulled a knife. The trio released him and he ran outside to a white '1965 Falcon four-door and sped away. • Police said they are looking for a man about 130 pounds, light complexion, brown hair and eyes — and probably a few cuts and bruises. ' Ford, Dole Working To Strengthen GOP By United Press International President Ford and running mate Bob Dole were defeated on Nov. 2, but their efforts to build a strong future for the GOP are continuing without a pause. For much of this month, Ford has been involved in the search for a new party chairman to replace Mary Louise Smith. Tuesday he met with Congressional Repubicans to brief them on his talks last week with John Connally, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller and Ronald Reagan. Meanwhile, Dole told a Tampa, Fla., gathering Tuesday night the GOP must broaden its base or face extinction — a veiled warning to conservatives that he has delivered repeatedly since the election. "We seem to appeal rather exclusively to white Americans, to most of the better educated people in our society and to higher income groups," Dole told the Hillsborough County GOP dinner. "And as long as a we are seen in exclusionary terms, we are going to fall behind in registration." The answer, according to the Kansas senator, is not in a change of principles to woo minorities, but in presenting the party as something other than an elitist group. "We don't accomplish that by continuing to project a very dogmatic image to the American people. As I told the governors, I am frankly more interested now in our winning elections and surviving than I am in seeing our party fade into history, proudly clinging to some narrow notion of ideological purity." At the White House Tuesday, Ford told * the gathering that tl.S, Ambassador to Britain Anne Armstrong had bowed out of the running for the pfarty chairman's job — paring his list of candidates to six men: Ody Fish, a veteran Wisconsin state GOP chairman, 'who has indicated he may ntit be available for the job; '; . James Baker, Ford's presidential campaign manager; Kent McGough, Ohio OOP chairman; ,' Thomas Milligan, Indiana GOP chairman. ; In another development Tuesday, Rep. Philip Crane, R-I11., who backed Reagan for president, said he and 58 Other House Republicans have signed a statement urging the GOP national commUtee to pick a chairman "'jtwho represents the traditional principles articulated in; the 1976 party platform."

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