The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 19, 1976 · Page 17
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The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas · Page 17

Hays, Kansas
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Sunday, December 19, 1976
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December 19, 1976 PAGE 18 HAYS DAILY NEWS Bomb Scare Closes Castle Yipes! On her first visit to a pet store, ten-month-old Tara Worthy od Salinas, Calif., encounters a mouse. Needless to say, the encounter was an eye-opener for the little tyke. (UPI Photo) SAN SIMEON, Calif. (UPI) — The popular Hearst Castle tourist attraction is closed to the public today because of an anonymous telephone threat to shoot Patricia Hearst's family and guards unless they surrender her to a group called the United Front. Authorities said the Hearsts were staying at one of their family homes on a working cattle ranch about one mile from' the grandiose castle built by publisher William Randolph Hearst, Patricia's grandfather, and now operated as a state historical monument. They had no public reaction to the threat. A spokesman at the castle, which will be closed indefinitely, said the threat was "a direct result" of Miss Hearst's comment during, a television interview this week that six Symbionese Liberation Army members "got exactly what they deserved" when they died in a Shootout with Los Angeles police in May, 1974. • The dispatcher who took the call said the man first identified himself as a member of the United Front, then added: "You must turn Patty over to us soon or our snipers will shoot anybody around her, including family or guards. "You will hear from us soon." Authorities said they were not aware of the United Front. In 1969, however, a group using that name demonstrated in San Francisco in favor-of "the complete destruction of U.S. imperialism." Hearst Castle, built on a mountain top overlooking the Pacific Ocean midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, is operated by the state Department of Parks and Recreation. Several hundred persons a day nor- mally tour the estate this time of year. A spokesman said the castle was "closed in the interest of public safety" and would remain closed "while authorities investigated the threat and possible danger to the public." Another building on the property was damaged last year by a bomb set off to protest Miss Hearst's public 5 repudiation of the S&A philosophy. i Miss Hearst, convicted Ion federal bank robbery charges in San Francisco, has been protected by private bodyguards since her release Ion $1.25 million bail last monlh. 1 She also is awaiting triatfon felony charges involving' a 1974 Shootout at a sporting goods store in a Los Angeles suburb. • Doc Holliday's Body Moyj Be Moved, If It's Found \ GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (UPI) — Gunfighter Doc Holliday's huge tombstone stands in a lonely cemetery on a cliff overlooking this town deep in the Rocky Mountains, but nobody knows if. Doc lies beneath it. Nearly 90 years after his death, Holliday's relatives have asked city officials to return the gunfighter's body to his native town of. Valdosta, Ga. Susan McKey Thomas, a second cousin of Holliday's, said the request was made last week to have the bones transported to Valdosta and interred beside his parents at the local Sunset Hill Cemetary. Relatives.of Holliday said they were concerned about reports the tombstone was being used by local youths in Glenwood Springs for rifle target place and as a motorcycle jump-ramp. City manager John denied reports Saturday. He said the tombstone "was still standing and in very good shape. "But we're not even sure that Doc Holliday is even buried there," he said. "Holliday was originally buried at a cemetery near 12th and Palmer in Glenwood (V . GIFT PRE CHRISTMAS SAVINGS AT MCDONALDS SAVE UP TO 7.01 /-el YOUNG LADIES' Fashion Corduroy Jeans'* Woven patch pockets. Cotton and polyester corduroy fabric. Jr. sizes 513. Green, blue, beige and gray. 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Pink, sky blue, gold, red and camel. ^. : Regular $6. £/> WEST BEND 6.99 SlO-COOker Reg. 26.95. 22.99 Reg. 39.95 " Skillet Reg. 8.95. 6 Quart Electric Reg. 26.95 . 6 Quart Electric ftft f|f% Slo-Cooker Plus Reg. 39.95 ZS.S3 7-Plece Cookware Set Reg. 39.95 STORE HOURS: Weekdays 10-9; Sundays l-*6 ww*?w*^»&^^ Springs, but the streets were put in there later and he was supposedly moved to the cemetery on the cliff. Thejold cemetery records were jost and nobody knows if Doc's body was really moved." West said he would write letters to Holliday's relatives in Valdosta > explaining Jhe situation, and the city wquld take no action on their request. ; Holliday, who practiced dentistry before his days As a gunfighter, died of tuberculosis in 1887. His tombstone is engraved with the '||un- fighters's picture, along >ith the words: "He died in becl." Officials Seek Arms Sources LOS ANGELES (UPI) Authorities in two California counties are seeking out the source of tons of weapons, ammunition and explosives secretly stockpiled by a racist paramilitary group and one of the largest caches of illegal munitions in America's history. Three men have been arraigned separately in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties on a series of charges involving possession of illegal arms and explosives. "There is enough to equip a 200-man company of military personnel," Los Angeles County Sheriff Peter Pitchess said. "We are satisfied it was placed by a paramilitary organization. "It could very likely be a group who planned to overthrow our form of government." In their search for the origin of the weapons stockpile, authorities so far have announced only that they have traced that of an old Japanese machine gun. The weapons began to be discovered more than a week ago when concrete bunkers, laid bare by wind-blown sand, were found by children in the Mojave Desert near Lancaster north of Los Angeles. For days the quiet desert landscape rumbled as bomb squads detonated more than 1,300 pounds of explosives they said were too unstable to move. Donald Wiggins, 42, Ontario, Calif., and his half- brother, Arthur Methe Jr. 20, were arraigned in Los Angeles on 19 felony counts Friday for allegedly stockpiling the weapons. Wiggins was arraigned earlier in Ontario, Calif., 35 miles east, after more weapons, unstable dynamite and a barrel of cyanide powder, were found at; his home and a foundry^ he operates. ^ They were ordered tor appear for a preliminary hearing Feb. 14. Wigginslwas free on $15,000 bail, Methe on his own recognizance. * Arrested originally yrith Methe, who worked at- the foundry, were his mother, Edna, 64, and his father, Arthur Sr., who dropped dead of a heart attack shortly after his apprehension. ; In San Bernardino County,'.. Michael Stringer, a Glendale I gunshop owner, was also arraigned Friday iri connection with a cache of weapons found near ; the mountian hamlet •' of Wrightwood Stringer, 33, of La Crescenta, said he was "an innocent bystander." ; He surrendered in the presence of two attorneys Friday for arraignment and was charged with reckless possession of explosives in a private habitation, possession of an explosive device and a machine gun. ;' He was released on $10,000 bail and ordered to return for a preliminary hearing Jan. 26. In addition to the caches of weapons and explosives found in Lancaster, Ontario 'and Wrightwood, officials said tons of materiel had. been scattered over hillsides,; apparently abandoned, in; the San Bernardino Mountains. They were not immediately tied in with either case but believed to be part of, the stockpile found in Ontario. In each case piece} of literature were found stuffed into into drums along with the weapons—all similar and all bitterly anti-semitic or anti- black. G//more Wheeled Bock To Prison SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) Condemned killer Gary Gilmore, weak and very thin, was wheeled from the University Medical Center Saturday and returned to his Utah State Prison cell two days after his second try at suicide. Prison guards and University of Utah police cordoned off the entrance to the hospital's emergency room while Gilmore was wheeled to a waiting prison car. The slayer was extremely pale from his second drug overdose and a 25-day fast he had ended two days before he downed a "lethal amount of barbiturates." University doctors said Gilmore recovered more quickly than they had expected, probably due to his "past experiences with drugs, including his overdose of seconal one month ago." Prison officials planned to continue treating Gilmore for pneumonia in his right lung—a result of the drug overdose. They will also "attempt to further isolate Gilmore to prevent another death; try before his Jan. 17 scheduled execution by firing squad. But Warden Sam Smitji sail the prison cannot hope ti continue the 11-man wa(ch 01 just one inmate that i mounted following his! firs death try Nov.' 16. ; The Salt Lake County She riff's office said the drug! Gilmore received in lates suicide attempt came,front within the prison, apparent!; from another inmate. < Smith confirmed Fjidaj that the only other prisoner ii Gilmore's maximum se^uritj section—a man identified a. 1 Robert Belcher—jwas receiving phenobarbital undei medical supervision. But the warden said drugs could!hav< been tossed into the wirjg bj other inmates or smuggled t< Gilmore in food or laundry

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