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12 Section 1 Chicago Tribune, Friday, February 8, 1980 Frompagoons Gacy jury hears parents of victims Continued from page one ments when prosecutors asked them to identify photographs of their sons. THURSDAY was the first day that many of the parents attended court sessions involving Gacy. The sessions have been held periodically since his arrest in December, 1978. When they finished testifying, some sat in the spectators' section of the courtroom to hear the stories of the other parents. At the midday recess, the parents pushed past packs of reporters and cameramen, most refusing to talk and some ducking away from cameras. Some sat together and talked in the cafeteria in the Criminal Courts complex at 26th Street and California Avenue. As the pictures of each of 10 victims were identified Thursday, prosecutors walked the length of the jury box, showing the photographs to the 12 Jurors and 4 alternates. At first they attempted to place the 8-by 10-inch pictures in a 10-foot high easel facing the jury. After defense lawyers objected, Garippo ordered the pictures taken down. So each time a victim was identified, prosecutors put a nameplate under one of the 22 empty spaces in the order the boys disappeared. THE EVIDENCE began Thursday with the testimony of Marko Butkovich, 51, whose 18-year-old son, John, disappeared July 31, 1975. When the chief prosectutor, William Kunkle Jr., asked Butkovich to point out Gacy in the courtroom, Butkovich, appearing nervous, stood and scanned the room for several moments, then exclaimed: "Oh! That's him!" "What color suit is he wearing?" Kunkle asked. "That's him!" Butkovich exclaimed again, shaking his head. In a thick European accent, Butkovich told the jury that his son mentioned on July 29, 1975, that he was planning to go to Gacy's home within the next two days to pick up a paycheck. "He was supposed to come on home and work on my Jeep on the 31st, and he never came home," Butkovich said. Butkovich said his son had worked for Gacy in the defendant's construction t business. He said he had met Gacy on several occasions and had once asked Gacy for an estimate on work on an apartment building he owned. IN RESPONSE to questions by Kunkle about Gacy's behavior, Butkovich said, "He seemed to be a good man." He said he noticed nothing unusual about Gacy. Prosecutors are attempting to lay the groundwork for their attack on the defense's insanity plea by asking any witness who had contact with Gacy over the last eight years whether Gacy appeared normal. Another of the parents, Esther Johnston of Bensenville, told the jury of her months and years of searching for her son, Rick, 17. She said he disappeared Aug. 6, 1976, after she dropped him off at a concert at the Aragon Ballroom on the North Side. "When we thought he might have been approached by the Unification Church, which was close to the Aragon, we followed on that lead," she said. "We found out there was a rally in Washington. We went to the rally for Firefighters Continued from page one tioned in various firehouses in anticipa- tion of a walkout had been vandalized and had to be towed so repairs could be made. Later, Deputy Police Supt. James J. Zurawski said a preliminary report indicated that fewer than a dozen police cars were vandalized and that in most cases, headlight switches had been ripped out. In its' last offer Thursday, the city refused to budge on its refusal to offer wage increases for this year or on the issues of residency requirements, seniority, promotions, and transfers. MILLER SAID the city was not in I Carter signup plan for women Continued from page one on equal rights and equal responsibilities. Carter announced his decision to Veg-ister men for the first time since 1973 in his State of the Union address last month. He said America needs to be ready should an emergency arise, especially in light of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the unstable situation in the Persian Gulf. He decided to include women in the draft despite a warning from O'Neill that it would not pass in Congress. IN RECENT weeks, Carter's decision has been foreshadowed by statements Winning lottery Tickets dated Feb. 7, Pot of Gold 929602 Lucky Stars game 51 46 678 four days. My other son spent four days in Tennessee at the Unification House sitting In a bed day and night watching the house to see if he would be able to see him.'" FINALLY. Mrs. Johnston said, she heard on the radio in December, 1978, about the excavation at Gacy's northwest suburban home. She said she brought her son's dental records to the Cook County sheriff's police and her son later was identified as one of the victims. Also testifying Wednesday were: Dolores Vance, of North Sheridan Road, whose son, Darrel Samson, disappeared April 6, 1976, when he was 19. "I hired a private investigator," she said. "I found myfeelf walking the streets all hours of the night " searching for him," she said. "I got blisters on my feet this big," she said, making a gesture indicating the size of a silver dollar. Her voice cracked and she sobbed quietly when she was shown a picture of her son. Myrtle Reffett, the mother of Randy Reffett, 15, who disappeared May 14, 1976. "It's my son!" she cried as she was shown his photograph. Shirley Stein, the mother of Michael Bonn, who disappeared June 3, 1976, when he was 17. She said her family searched in Colorado and Wisconsin but finally learned that her son had been linked to Gacy when his fishing license was found in Gacy's house. Eugenia Godzik, mother of Gregory Godzik, 17, who worked part time for Gacy and who prosecutors say dug his own grave in the crawl space at Gacy's house. Mrs. Godzik said she last saw her son Dec.U, 1976, shortly before he left home for a date with his girlfriend. The girl, Judy Patterson, also testified, saying that she went to Gacy's house to question him abut Godzik's disappearance. "He said Greg told him he was going to run away," Miss Patterson said. She also said Gacy mentioned a quarrel he had with another boy. "He said he was in the syndicate and they were going to look into it in their own way." Rosemary Zcyc of Des Plaines, mother of John Zcyc, who disappeared June 20, 1977, when he was 19. She identified her son's high school ring which was found in Gacy's house. Violet Carroll, mother of William Carroll, 16, who disappeared June 10, 1976. She said that shortly before midnight on that day he left the house saying he' would be back shortly. She never saw him again. Roger W. Sahs, 40, who was a friend of 20-year-old Jon Prestige. Sahs said he last saw Prestige on March 15, 1977, when the two had coffee in a res-t a u r a n t near Chicago's "Bughouse Square" area. Prosecutors say Gacy cruised in the area, looking for young boys. DEFENSE attorneys cross-examined most of the witnesses only briefly Thursday. They asked the witnesses whether the boys had blond or light colored hair and thin builds. Most answered yes. The defense hopes to convince the jury that Gacy is not guilty by reason of insanity. They contend he is a psychopath "motivated by overwhelming and uncontrollable primitive drives." rip Byrne position, in light of the financial crisis, to offer a wage increase but is willing to reopen salary negotiations later in the year for the 1981 budget. After the talks broke off, Albrecht repeated that there would be sufficient manpower to protect the city in case of a strike. He said he has pledges from firemen to remain on the job, but he did not say how many. Muscare has said that if a strike is called, more than 80 per cent of the men will walk off their jobs. Albrecht charged Thursday that Muscare originally had sought only a written contract committing traditional "handshake" agreements to writing, then proceeded to introduce lengthy demands on residency and other issues. from administration officials and the President's wife, Rosalynn, who urged registration of women. About 150,000 women are now in the military, out of a force of more than 2 million. Women are banned by law from taking part in combat. The Selective Service has needs a pool of 4 million or 5 million persons for. registration purposes. About 8 million American men and women are between 18 and 20. There have been indications that a proposal to register women would be controversial on Capitol Hill. numbers 1980 Jackpot (estimated) $43,200 or 738 23951 !' ' ) i I 1 .VV;'-'v . V ' ' - ! 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THE TEACHERS union appealed to Curry Thursday morning to stay block his injunction. Curry refused. Next, the board filed a notice that it would appeal against the injunction be-before the Illinois Appellate Court. Because such an appeal often is time-consuming, the union also filed an emergency motion with the Appellate Court asking that court to take the action Curry refused, that is, to stay the injunction. Action on the emergency motion could take place Friday as could the board's petition calling for contempt action against the union. A FEW STUDENTS showed up Thursday at Chicago's schools, hoping to find somebody to teach them. Tyrone Jenkins, 15, entered Crane High School, 2245 W. Jackson Blvd., Counting illegal aliens opposed WASHINGTON I UPI-Flve members of Congress, including three from Illinois, have asked a federal court to exclude illegal aliens from the 1980 census, which will determine new boundaries for many congressional districts. 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"I think this strike isn't fair to the students, because each second I'm out of school I'm missing out on my teacher. A lot of us don't get much education now." At Clemente High School, Western Avenue and Division Street, about 75 students came to school but only 2 substi- ' tute teachers entered the building. By noon, 25 pupils had left. TWO STUDENTS showed up at Clay School, 13231 S. Burley Av only to be greeted by a lone employe, Principal Barbara Mitchell. The story was similar elsewhere. At Elementary School, 4860 N. Sheridan Rd., 6 teachers taught 60 students. At Washington High School, 3535 E. 114th St., Principal Donald Sparks watched over 40 of the nearly 1,900 pupils enrolled. ' "I gave them two options," Sparks said, explaining they could stay for three periods or go home. the request in opening arguments Thursday before a three-judge federal District Court panel. 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