The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia on September 16, 1976 · 28
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The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia · 28

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Thursday, September 16, 1976
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m mmj ii'ii ini iwriiTii-iim 2B THE ATLANTA CONSTTTnTOX, Thor Sept 16. 1976 People Howe Releases Lie Test Results SALT LAKE CITY - Rep. Allan Howe, D-Utah, released results of a lie detector test Wednesday which he said backed up his story that he was innocent of soliciting sex from two police decoy prostitutes. Howe, convicted on a misdemeanor charge of offering $20 for various sex acts to the two decoys, kicked off his re-election campaign with a news conference at which he said he passed a polygraph examination by a Chicago expert. The test was administered last week in Chicago by Leonard Harrel-son, director of the Keeler Polygraph -Institute, and showed the freshman Democrat told the truth in court, according to Howe. "Allan Howe has taken a polygraph test and passed it with flying colors," declared Dean Mitchell, the congressman's attorney and campaign manager. Kong Goes Public LOS ANGELES - A federal judge has ruled that the story of "King Kong," the fictional giant gorilla of the 1930s, is now part of the public domain. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Manuel Real climaxed a legal struggle between two giant film companies for rights to film the story. RKO General, the producer of the original "King Kong" classic, had claimed Universal Studios was guilty of copyright infringement and unfair competition in connection with Universale plans to produce "The Legend of King Kong." The judge said the novel by Delos Lovelace Lad fallen into public domain by reason of an improper copyright and that Universal could go ahead with its plans. John Gets Bond WASHINGTON - Former Nixon aide John Ehrlichman won reinstatement of his bond Wednesday and at least a two-month delay of the prison sentence he had been ordered to start serving Friday. The U.S. Court of Appeals, dissolving the surrender order by District Judge Gerhard Gesell, decreed that Ehrlichman may remain free on his own recognizance pending the outcome of a Supreme Court appeal filed by his lawyers Tuesday. Hamill Turns Pro PITTSBURGH - Dorothy Hamill, the 20-year-old ice skater who won the hearts of Americans and an Olympic gold medal, has begun a new career as a professional with the Ice Ca-pades. Miss Hamill was in seclusion Wednesday, hours before the spotlight would shine on her, a nervous beginner in the world of dazzle. "It's such a relief to have joined the Ice Capades. After years in different houses, with different tutors, coaches, teachers and choreographers ... now it's just one suitcase, to the rink and back to the hotel room. Believe me that's settling down," she said. Newsletter Voids PHILADELPHIA - Walter Annen-berg, former newspaper owner and U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, has announced that American Views, a conservative newsletter he began six months ago, will no longer be published. Anneberg announced the decision on the front page of the 11th and final issue this week. "Efforts to increase the publication's circulation have been disappointing," Anneberg wrote. New Job for Arena . LINCOLN, Mass. - The police chief who investigated Sen.. Edward M. Kennedy's involvement hi the death of Mary Jo Kopechne on Chap-paquiddick island has been hired here as police and fire chief. Dominick Arena, 46, attracted national attention in 1969 as Edgartown police chief when he investigated the car accident that resulted in the drowning of Miss Kopechne. The car was driven by Kennedy. Arena has been police chief of Essex Junction, Vt, since April 1973. Callaghan In Canada OTTAWA, Canada - British Prime Minister James Callaghan was greeted Wednesday by Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeao as he arrived in Ottawa on his Canadian tour. Callaghan lunched with Gov.-Gen. Jules Leger, then held talks with Trudeau. The British leader has scheduled a news conference Thursday. Doenitz Is 85 AUMUEHLE, West Germany Grand Adm. Karl Doenitz, Adolf Hitler's successor as leader of the Third Reich, will celebrate his 85th birthday Thursday out of the limelight. He lived away from the public eye since his release from West Berlin's Span-dau war crimes prison in 1956. 4.. fttr,-T -fit t ; V-:.;;; Jp T'fJ w u w A GOVERNOR'S RIB-TICKLER New opening of the new Tavern on the Green in York's Gov. Hugh Carey lands a playful New York's Central Park. (Associated Press punch to Joe Namath's midsection as he Photo) joshes with the Jet's quarterback at the gala Police Pay Ransom For Radios COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -Columbus Police Chief Earl Burden says his department did nothing wrong in paying criminal sources 175 to ransom back $5,093 in stolen police radios. "It's certainly economical, if that was the only way to get $5,000 worth of radios back," Burden said. The hand radios wortB 1875 apiece were stolen last tponth from an unattended taxicab being used by undercover agents assigned to patrol the Ohio State Fair. Detectives were contacted last week by a man who said he was acting "strictly as a go-between for the person who had the radios." The man said police could have the radios back, for a price, the officers reported. Burden said the go-between who set up the sale would not be charged with dealing in stolen property because such charges would destroy-the credibility of the police department. KILLER OF 8 Speck Is Denied Freedom STATEVILLE, 111. (UPI) -Illinois parole officials took only 10 minutes Wednesday to deny freedom to Richard Speck, the Texas drifter con-victed of murdering eight Chicago nurses in 1966. Speck, 34, a sometime seaman from Dallas, was given a folded statement in private by an aide to the Stateville Prison warden telling him, "Parole is denied." At ; morning-long private and public hearings, Speck was ..called "a fiend spawned in hell." The'father of one of Speck's victims said he wished the. hearing "was an execution" and that Speck should be behind bars "as long as the girls are in their graves." It was Speck's first bid for freedom since he was sentenced to 400 to 1,200 years in prison for the murders committed July 14, 1955, in a townhouse on Chicago's far South Side. Authorities said Speck would be given another chance for parole in 10 to 12 months. He had little reason for optimism. Chairman Peter Kotsos said the Illinois Parole and Pardon Board had received "more than 3,000 letters from all over the world asking that parole be denied." Those who appeared at the public hearing unanimously opposed Speck's release. Speck met first privately for 40 minutes with members of the parole board. Kotsos said the prisoner "maintained his innocence ... and had no remorse." Speck said he had a "tavern-full of witnesses" who could attest to his innocence. The prisoner said that if he were released he had no plans other than to "go to Dallas, Tex., and live with his mother," Kotsos said. In the meantime, he was working on his own legal case, "by purchasing law books." Speck was not present at the jammed public hearing inside the visitors area of the prison near Joliet, HI., where attorney Casimir Wachowski spoke for families of some of the deceased nurses. "He is a fiend and spawned in hell," Wachowski said. Bitterness was evident in the statements of the parents. "I feel the same today as I did when I carried my daughter out of the townhouse on a stretcher," said Joseph Matu-sek of Homewood, III, whose daughter, Patricia, was among the victims. "I can't see how any one can grant this man parole." The father of Pamela. Ann Wilkening, John Wilkening of Lansing, 111., said he wished the hearing "was an execution." Tears welled in the eyes of Mrs. Wilkening as her husband said, "I think Speck should stay in prison as long as the girls are in their graves." James Zagel, Illinois' assistant attorney general, called Speck an "evil and dangerous man" who would always be a risk to society. Jbw -STY ws mm a little night shimmer Vanity Fair's victorious in the battle of the sexes. And you in clear command in a tissue thin slither of Antron III Ravissant nylon tricot shimmering over your body. Wrap of a robe, trapunto stitched, cuffed and vee-necked. Peacock, azurelle, cognac or red ballon. $23. Sizes P,S,M,t. The glimmer in his eye is by Vanity Fair. 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