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THE WORLD'S SHI Flllfll GREATEST NEWSPAPER latd Year-No. 24 e 1973 Chicago Trlbww Tuesday, September 5, 1972 4 StCtiOM I V 10 o c O 7 Lmo American Swimmer luspende Spite Wins 7th Gold See Sports Elgin State Chief Ousted BY PAMELA ZEKMAN Dr. Daniel A. Manelli was fired yesterday as superintend-nt of the troubled Elgin State Hospital in the first of a series of shakeups expected in the hierarchy of the state Mental Health Department. Robert J. Mackie, 47, of Glen-view, a business manager and deputy superintendent at Elgin since 1969, will become the new superintendent, The Tribune learned. Mackie formerly was executive director of the Cook County School of Nursing and also was business administrator of the Illinois State Psychiatric Institute. , Brewing Since March The ouster of Manelli, a 35-year Mental Health Department mmmimm i,,.,.-n..i "LkM.YX I Dr. Daniel A. Manelli MHD veteran who was on sick leave, has been brewing since Tribune Task Force disclosures last March that Ricar-do Munoz-Velez, an apparent medical impostor, had ministered bizarre treatments to patients while working as a doctor at the hospital for more than three years. These disclosures were followed by a series of hearings at Elgin conducted by a state legislative subcommittee. The subcommittee issued a report last month criticizing hospital conditions as "deplorable and intolerable" and charging that Manelli was a weak administrator. State Sen. Frank Ozin-ga R., Evergreen Park headed the subcommittee. Hits Physical Facilities The subcommittee report criticized inadequate and deteriorating physical facilities, poor safety and sanitary stan dards, and ineffective security and supervision of the hospital's 1,800 patients. During the hearings committee members criticized Manelli for failing to make regular rounds of the hospital wards and charged that other physicians had seized control of his institution. Manelli, 64, a psychiatrist, said yesterday he has made no future plans. He protested some of Ozinga's criticisms as unfair and said they were not concurred in by the rest of the subcommittee. He said this was the first time he has been criticized in his MHD career. Manelli's replacement by Mackie reflects a continuing tendency by Gov. Ogilvie and Dr. Albert Glass, MHD director, to put businessmen in charge of everyday institutional matters, leaving doctors to run the zone and clinical level operations. Didn't Take Action Tho Manelli was not responsible for hiring or assigning Munoz to treat Elgin patients, state officials criticized Manelli for not taking action against Munoz until after reporters uncovered strong evidence that the University of Havana medical school was closed the year Munoz claimed he was graduated from it. Manelli told reporters he had been unable to accumulate enough evidence on his own to justify firing Munoz, tho nurses and doctors had continually protested, his strange patient orders such as treating a choking patient with a boiled potato and banana. One doctor warned Manelli that Munoz was jeopardizing the lives of patients he treated. Munoz was immediately suspended after The Tribune disclosures and was fired by the state last month. The job of Dr. Alexander Kaluzny, the man responsible for hiring Munoz, was abolished. The Kane County state's attorney is still investigating the possibility of charging Munoz criminally for his patient care. The firing of Manelli follows Ogilvie's signing a bill that would cut 'down from 8 to 3 years the time that an unlicensed physician can practice medicine in state hospitals under a temporary permit. Index Action Express . ...Sec. lA,p. 1 Bridge by Goren ....Sec. 2, p. 4 Classified Ads Sec. 2 Crossword puzzle ...Sec. 3, p. 9 Drama, music, movies. ..Sec. 2 Editorials Page 20 Financial Section ...Sec. 3, p. 6 Horoscope .Sec. 3, p. 9 flow to Keep Well Page 20 Jumble Sec. 3, p. 9 Perspective Page 22 Tower Ticker Page 22 TV Sec. 1A, p. 10 CARTOONS Comic Page Sec. 3, p. 9 lee Pi. AlllltlMft I DmmI 1A 1 OIITDtri 1 I LudnX't Mittor 1 M MM DM I I Ite. Pi. Moon MalllM 1 I On ilH U It PMfflltl t I The NtllMwrt I 4 WKKlr'IWMH I Obituaries Sec. 3, p. 10 The Weather CHICAGO AND VICINITY: Partly sunny today; high In lower 70s; partly cloudy tonight; low In lower 50ij south to southwest winds 6 to 12 m. p. h. Tomorrow; Partly sunny; birh, in middle 70s. Map and other reports page 1 d It! ' Tribune Photos ti William Kelly Body of woman is carried from the scene of the murder in Grant Park. u 4 4 mm m4ii : wMT ' I ... r: I J ? Cross marks the site where the body of the woman was found. Evanston Teachers Vote Today BY PHILIP WATTLEY AND -DAVJD SATTER A young woman identified as a visitor from Great Britain was beaten to death near the Grant Park band shell yesterday afternoon while 'nearby hundreds of Chicagoans picnicked and played baseball. The woman, Judith Bettelley, 24, of Stoke-on-Trent, England, was identified hours after her death by police who questioned hotel clerks after they found a watch on the body inscribed "J. Bettelley." Relatives of Miss Bettelley in England confirmed that she was on' a tour of the United States. Sets Off Manhunt Discovery of the woman's body set off a manhunt in the park and south Loop area that involved more than 50 policemen, police dogs, and a police helicopter. Searchers were seeking a black male who was seen beating the girl with a stick. The body was found in a dense weed patch 10 feet east of the Illinois Central Railroad embankment and about 40 yards north of the I. C. footbridge. Miss Bettelley. had checked into the YMCA at 900 S. Wabash Av. Sunday morning and was traveling alone, police said. She was carrying no identification when found and a search of her hotel room failed to produce any identification. She registered giving the address of 12 Heather Hills, Stoke-on-Trent, England. 2d Incident of Violence . The murder marked the second time violence has struck in Grant Park during the Labor Day weekend. Diana Palmer, 16, of 3709 N. Greenview Av., and Richard Dye, 16, of 6719 S. Cornell Av., were found beaten unconscious early Saturday in the park. Miss Palmer was in critical condition and Dye was in serious condition yesterday in Hen-rotin Hospital. She told police they were beaten by a heavy set black man. A rock smeared with blood was found nearby, police said. A witness to yesterday's 12:45 p. m. slaying said he was walking east across the footbridge and was almost to the end of it when he heard screaming. Among the heavy foilage, the witness said he saw a man beating the victim with a stick. In an effort to stop the attack, he said he called out, "Stop, I'm a policeman." He then ran to Columbus Continued on page 2, col. 1 Children in Evanston Elementary School District 65 will not know until later today if their teachers will join striking teachers in numerous Illinois communities which could affect as many as 2 million Illinois school children. After meeting late last night, board and teacher union negotiators in Evanston failed to reach a decision. Teachers agreed to meet with the board again at 8:30 a. m. today instead of calling a strike. School is scheduled to start this morning, v Vote Expected Today At this morning's meeting teachers will vote on whether to accept the latest board offer or strike. Evanston teachers who belong to the Illinois Education Association IEA1 say they will not return to class without a contract. Teachers In two other area school districts Cicero Elementary District 99 and Hammondare scheduled to vote today on whether to strike. A strike vote also is scheduled today m Rockford. Strike Threats Continue Teachers In downstate Champaign voted Sunday night to strike today, while those In neighboring Urbana voted last night to accept a school board offer of increased salaries and improved pupil-teacher ratios. Strike threats also continue In Woodridge Elementary Dis trict 68 and Bensenville Elementary District 2. Teachers in Woodridge will take a strike vote Sept. 18 unless they negotiate a contract. In Bensenville, the teachers have set a strike vote for Sunday. Two districts remain on strikes begun last week. Sesscr School District, Franklin County, teachers have been out since Aug. 28, and Carpenters- ville-Dundee District .100 teachers walked out last Thursday. All the strike action in the state, except in Cicero, has been by IEA affiliates. Cicero teachers are members of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO. Reason for Strike The threatened strike in Evanston is over salary and fringe benefits. A strike would affect 633 teachers and 9,984 pupils in 21 schools. Joseph Pasteris, IEA president, told reporters at a press conference yesterday in the Sheraton-Chicago Hotel that the strikes thruout the state could have been avoided if the state legislature had enacted laws providing teachers and other public employes the right to negotiate contracts with their employers. "Instead, teachers have been forced to win these rights Continued on page 5, cbl. 1 Held in Moscow Russ Strand 100 Air Tourists MOSCOW, Sept. 4 AP -More than 100 tourists were confined in an Aeroflot transit hotel today, stranded when the Soviet airline was unable to come up with seats it had sold at cut rates. The passengers included Americans, Germans, Japanese, and Iranians. The largest group, about 80, arrived yesterday. Another group had been in Moscow since Friday, Taken to Hotel All' the passengers had been scheduled only to change planes In Moscow. But whether they were bound for Toyko, New York, or Frankfurt, they found their scheduled flights full. They were taken to the Aero flot hotel and were being held until space could be found on another Aeroflot flight. "We are not the guests of the Soviet state," said Robaut Bomfort, a West German school teacher, "we are its prisoners." Can't Change Airlines The passengers were confined to their floors last night. British and American consular officials who went to the Aeroflot hotel were told that all American and British tourists who had been stranded had left Moscow on an Aeroflot flight to London. They said Aeroflot hoped to put the rest of those stranded on a flight to Brussels tomorrow, pace will have to be found on Aeroflot flights because the Russians won't let the passengers change airlines to continue their journeys. The reason the Soviet airline won't let the passengers go on other airline's is that Aeroflot would have to reimburse the other carriers in hard currency. One passenger said he bought a cut-rate ticket in New York from Aeroflot for a round trip flight to Tehran. The price marked on the ticket was 1,470 rubles, $1,700 at tho official exchange rate. He said he actually paid $475, about $600 less than the agreed international rale. The tickets were for scheduled flights, not for charter plan 7 4 t mi mmm Police drawing of suspect. Victim Identified as Briton . . BY DAVID SATTER A young English architect who wanted to see as much of America as she possibly could was believed to be the woman whose battered body was found yesterday in Grant Park. Bill Bettelley, of Stoke-on Trent, England, told The Tribune by telephone that his niece Judith, 24, had left England upon graduation from New-castle: University this summer and could well have been in in Chicago yesterday after finishing a five-week stint working for a New York china importing firm. Bettelley described his niece as "a very tiny girl" who had made the trip to America after finishing her six-year architecture course at Newcastle. "She had wanted to see as much as possible of America," Bettelley said, and he added that it was entirely possible that she had traveled to Chicago after finishing the job she had in New York. Bettelley said that his niece had gotten the job in New York thru a friend and was making her first trip to the United States. She left England five or six weeks ago and was expected home shortly, he said. Before finishing her course at Newcastle University, Miss Bettelley had worked with an architectural firm in London and it was expected that she would take a job as an architect upon her return. 3 in Family Slain in Monee BY STAN ZIEMBA AND JOE MORANG Three members of a Monee family were slain in their iso lated farmhouse early yester day by gunmen who entered the house, forced them from their beds, and herded them at knifepoint into the basement, where each was ,shot several times in the head. The bodies of Stephen D. Hawtree. 56: his wife. Judy. who would have celebrated her 53d birthday yesterday; and their youngest son, Thomas, 17, were discovered at 10:30 a. m. by Mrs. Hawtree's 75-year-old mother, Mrs. Jennie Verhoeven, who lives in a trailer next to the family's home. House In Disarray The neat, remodeled gray farmhouse was. in disarray when she entered, Mrs. Verhoeven told police. She found the refrigerator door open and the contents of drawers and closets strewn about the floors. After running upstairs and finding the bedrooms empty, she discovered the bodies in the southwest corner of the basement. Hawtree, who worked In the plant engineering department of International Harvester's West Pullman Works, was found slumped in a chair. His wife's body was nearby on the floor and her son's body across , Miles " V 1 ' CHICAGO !V joliet AjftM Forest ffSa ! $ r ! Mmanteno n Where slaylngs occurred. her lap, Joseph Trizna, Will County sheriff, said. "It was a cold-blooded murder,," he said, "the worst I've ever seen." No Guns Found The Hawtrees were slain between midnight and 1 a. m., Willard G. Blood, Will County coroner, said. He theorized that one or more Intruders entered the home after the family had gone to bed and then roused them and forced them to the cluttered basement. A knife wound in the back of Thomas' neck suggested that he was forced at knifepoint down the stairs, police said. The victims appeared to have been shot with small caliber handguns, said Sgt. Thomas Cavanaugh, a Will County sher Continued on page 2, col, 1 i

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