The Troy Record from Troy, New York on November 16, 1972 · Page 2
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Troy, New York
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Thursday, November 16, 1972
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THI TKOY KiCOKD. TtQY, N. Y., THURSDAY MOftNINC, MOVIMIU H, 1*7J : EIGHT MONTH ORPHAN -- Heidi Willett, eight : months old, faces a life in which she will never know : her parents. The body of her mother, Lauren Willett, 19, ; was found buried in the basement of a house in Stockton, : Calif. Her father, James T. Willett, 26, was found decapi- ; tated and buried 100 miles away. Five persons, .some of them Charles Manson followers, have been charged with ; ' murder. (AP Wirephoto) Manson Cult Victim's pBaby May Be Adopted ISTQCKTON, Calif. (UPI) - ^fhe .'grandparents of an orphaned eighi-month-old girl, vfrhose parents were shot to death after moving in with a group of ex-convicls ami ·'Manson girls," told authorities \Yednesday they wanted to adopt the infant. · "We found lots of willing and capable relatives and, oh gosh, did--we -ever, hear from Volunteers willing to adopt her," said Bill Hunt, a social ·worker for San Joaquin County. · He said the infant's maternal grandparents, George and Vera O.mstead of Hamden, Conn., told him they Stockton later would fly ' this week rnjke arrangements for the custody of the little girl found last Sunday in a house with her mother's body. : Heidi W i l l e t t was in "healthy" condition at t h e county dependent children's home. ; A. Thompson Willett of Bardstown, Ky., the . child's cither grandfather and president ' Willett Distilling Co., said earlier that the * o u fa" probably Olmsteads take the Key Aide On Viet Policy Quits Binh Duong, Hau Nghia, Cu Chi, Bltn Hoi -- the tame names we were fighting over ihen we're fighting now. We're bombing the time places all over again." It is disturbing, ke added, to contemplate ih* future because 'your enemy *lwayi pose* for you that type of war where he figures you will be at the greatest disadvantage,, and having demonstrated how inept we can be at this kind of war here in Vietnam, certainly our enemies will give us the chince to be equally inept somewhere else." There were three thingi that lad to be done If victory were to be achieved in Vietnam "In my acceptable time frame at all," Chamber! tild, and none of the three hu been accomplished. 'The first U you've got to give the people a dream ... something to fight for; the second is military reform, and the Ihird is you've got to jive dope," he continued. Too Negative Chambers said the only dream or ideology offered by :he Saigon government has been "in the negative terras of anticommunism. And to the uncommitted, a negative value snt' a very good sales pitch." In terms of hope, he nid, "the only thing that we offer the soldier out there in his outpost is, 'If you'll fight hard e n o u g h and aggressively enough, you'll be able to keep youngster because they had a family than he and his *ife. ;The baby was found when police searched a two-bedroom home in Stockton where she and her mother, Lauren Willett 39, had been living with three ypung women followers of mass rourderer Charles Manson and a- pair of ex- convicts. Authori t)es charged, them with murder ing Mrs. Willett last Friday to Keep her from talking about her husband's death. ; The body of James T. Willett, 26, reformer Vietnam comb a veteran who had trouble adjusting to civilian life after a four-year hitch .in the Marines was- found last week in a shallow grave 100 miles north · west of tere near the town of Guerneville. men with shooting Willctl about Oct. 10 to prevent him from talking about a series of robberies in the Los Angeles area. Two of the Iliree were also accused o£ killing Mrs. Willett. "My son was a product of the iresent generation," the elder Willett said. "He got back from tie Marines, where he had a iretty distinguished record, and ound out this turned his peers off." The three young "Manson cult" women arrested were dentifkd as Priseilla Cooper, 21, "Squeaky" Fromme and fancy Pitman, both 24. Miss Tromme and Miss Pitman spect months in vigil outside i Los Angeles courtroom luring Charles Manson's trial or the slaying of actress Sharon Tate and six other persons. Also charged in the two slayings were Michael Monfort, 24, James T. Craig, 33, and William M. Goucher, 23, all ex- convicls linked Io a while racist irison gang called the "Aryao Brotherhood." on fighting until someday, somehow, in God's own time -and we don't know how or when -- the other guy is going to get tired and go home.' "The soldier is not dumb, and he knows that what that really says to him is that if he keeps on fighting long enough, sooner or later he's going to get his on some dark night in some miserable rice paddy. And more important what it says to him is that the more aggressive he is the sooner that's going to happen." Too Many flange* The American advisory effort, he said, has been hampered by frequent changes in personnel, with each new official insisting on trying out his own new idea*, ideas which often had failed years before under someone else. As for pacification, Chambers said, the objective was "to gel the population so firmly on the side of the government and so firmly against the enemy that we would rob the guerrilla o his support." troopers plus homicide experts from Philadelphia, 30 miles east of this tiny town. Bodies Huddled The bodies of Patrolmen William Davis, 27, and Richard Posey, 38-- each shot once -were found on top of one another, face down in a puddle oi blood, next to their patrol car. Investigators, said the officers apparently had just parked the vehicle and were planning to enter the closed building when they were ambushed. They said Davis apparently was hit first, the bullet going through his body and then shattering the window on the driver's side. Posey, running around the back of the car to Davis' aid, probably was struck as he bent over his bleeding comrade. Originally it had been reported the men were hit while sitting in the car. Autopsies disclosed Davis, a bachelor, was hit on the left side, while Posey, who had four children, was shot in the back. Lamb said there is nothing Democratic Leaders Urge Party To Look To Governors, Grassroots WASHINGTON (AP) -Democratic leaders across the country say the party should look more to its governors for direction in the aftermath of the election landslide which buried presidential nominee George McGovern. An Associated Press survey of state Democratic chairmen, National Committee members, state legislators, governors and members of Congress .showec strong sentiment for diverting some of the party's focus from Norbert Dreiling, the Kansas party chairman, said Jemo- crats need to "get out of the halls of Congress and go to the grassroots and see what the people are saying." And in particular he said they should listen to "governors "who have their ears to the ground a little better." In response to questions about future national leadership for the Democratic party, governors as a group were men; tioned more frequently thad However, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts stood out as the individual most looked to for party guidance and was far and awav the Democrat most mentioned as a prospect for the 1976 presidential nomination. i Ihink everybody is thinking of Teddy Kennedy," SSiiH Indiam If mica Minnnf *» ·3A*u jLiuidiiii utilise nunonty Leader Phillip Bainbridge, in a stEtcmcnt tnst summpd . uc inost responses- -- even from SOITie who Hirl not »nHnrc* Van. SHOOTING VICTIMS -- Xennelt Square, Pa., policeman Richard Posey, left, and William Davis, right, were found shot to death outside the Kennett Square municipal building. (AP Wirephoto) ; Cool Assassin' Seen In Policemen's Deaths SQUARE, Pa. policemen were KENNETT AP) -- Two shot and killed early Wednesday behind police headquarters in what was called an ambush by "a cool assassin." Dist, Atty. William H. Lamb of Chester County said: "This was a brutal assassination-type tilling ... no casual type of killing ... ate attack .. cool assassin." State Police Commissioner Rocco Urella said, "It was an ambush." He took charge of an nvestigating team of M a planned, deliber- .. . the work of a 'to indicate anything more than two shots," The shots were believed to have been fired from about 30 yards away, possibly from ; nearby building. Lamb said "some evidence' lad been found across the street, but declined to give any details. He said three persons had teen questioned because they had "peculiar knowledge concerning the incident," but he refused to elaborate. There was no'immediate indication of a motive for the slayings, although Lamb suggested the possibility of "animosity (against policemen) across the country." U.N. Job Placement UNITED N A T I O N S , N.Y (AP) -- At the urging of the Economic and Social Council the United Nations found Jobs in its international develbpmenl projects for 150 young geolo gists and engineers from devel oping nations. Few Oppose Troy City Budget CMtiMw4ir*«Fafel) lack of space In the building. The Council was called on by Former City Manager Robert A. Stierer to make a cbse check on the Troy assessments and urged that a sizable portion, around $500,000," of the federal revenue sharing $905,000 be used io reduce community expense;, Stierer said that the federal lunds could be utilized to reduce J» property taxes. "If $500,000 s used to decreaie expenses, :he tax rate could be lowered by (2.40," the. one-time city manager claimed. He also complimented City Manager John P. Buckley on his proposed budget that did "not Include a $1 million mistake uch as Cuppened In the Rensse- aer County one." In conclusion, Stierer appealed to the Council to boost its appropriation to the Ambulance Service Corp. Speaking for the Samaritan lospital, Unwood Galusha, an assistant to the administrator, old how each of the city's ihree lospitals help the Ambulance Service organization, which he regarded as "having the highest quality of service in the state." le said that each hospital, by aiding the Ambulance Service i-'orp. annually shows a deficit of 'rom $12,000 to $15,000. Support for more money for he ambulance Service also was offered by Dr. Martin Davis. He remarked it was the best in the country. He did, however, blame :he U.S. Health, Education 'and Welfare Dept. for setting the ride rate from $45, to $32. The local physician said that at least 20 doctors give their time to helping the ambulance concern and urged for its retention. He said that could be brought about by the people's and Council's backing. Halpin did not favor any per sonal involvement in supporting the Ambulance Service Corp. "although he regards it highly." Essentially, Halpin opposed any more taxes to maintain the service. "Troy taxpayers are being strangled," he declared. He charged the $1.8 million revenue from the sales tax was going to special interest groups anc should be used to reduce taxes. Carey told the councilmen and attendees. He informed the ower the tax rate by oM-hilf." t Is hi* belief fiat on butioeit property in the lty taxes were out of proportion. Cirey asked he legislative body to bring the ax rate In line and lie would ,biil« by a justified increaie. Objections were raised by William Rourk* thit no coniDati- sons nor expiations were Included In the 1S73 budget. Ho alto (ought to have the revenue sharing dollars uied to reduce taxes. Of the three who spoke In ! avor of the tentative budget, Hichard W. Casey, CSKA president, staled: "For the first time n several years, the iplrlt of larmony and unity is quite evl dent between th« admimitratkm and the employes of the city." Casey said the major contribu tor to thii feeling wn the sue cessful negotiations resulting in the 1873-74 contract with the CSKA bargaining unit. In his final statement, tw called for pasiage of the budget. As spokesman for the Police Benevolent Association, Owen Connally, president, asserted his concern for the widows of both police and firemen, who only receive $23 weekly, a practice unchanged in the past 13 years. He pointed out the widows do not get Social Security payment either, and asked the councilmen to consider increases for widows in th» budget when adopted. Michael Harrison, president ol the Uniformed Firemen's As cociation, said his unit didn't get everything they sought in the new two-year contract, bu was pleased with the 5.5 per cenl pay boost. "I favor the budget,' he concluded. Mayor Connally interpreted the speakers and their remark's as wanting the budget trimmec and promised the City Counci would do what is best for thi community. He promised tha more copies of the budget wouli be made available to the publi in the future so they could make better assessment of the docu menr. Opposition was voiced by Con nally to several pay raises. Hi stand is that a job holder mus experience a year at work be fore receiving a salary increase Five posts were listed by thi rywlM by the Council -- (My l«rk,'corporation eouoMl, eomp- roller, Police Court Juilice and Jlly Court Judge. He died figures get under the rin of former city Manager Ralph A. DeSantls and being abed by Buckley In the 1972 ludget. He also objected to MM 'Ity manager putting himself in or a $1,000 raise for next year, Comully contended It wai not within the authority of the administration to boost the pay o| he five atove mentioned po«ti some who were the recipients of iay raises this year -- city Jerk, corporation counsel and .·omntroller -- and are sched. uled for hikrs In the 1913 pro- used budget, "All appointive officials should rve a year before being eligl- le for a salary hike," Connally stated, but did not blame City Manager Buckley for the pay irogram other than to say It the province of the councilmen to determine the pay of th« Ive offices. According to the tentative 1173 budget, the amount Io be raised hrough property taxes is $3,738,190 with a tax rate of $17.89 per il.OOO of property assessed valuation. This year, the levy was $34.9.3 and in 1971 the rate was listed at $35.75. The proposed budget must be amended by Nov. 30 or adopted as it stands. councilmen it was for them to mayor as being controlled sal What do . - neicribi ivi (Jependib'i VVSTCT citfejEcnfcrlaiuale, "sii Ctnl'B rebel. Baby sloss eryr.j^* »:arlss^l.rg»hen palmtops iv» tar/Mr. L«:i baby s'eep-io yc j can, too. BABY CRA-JEL. wed ty YMT Ntorxt RITE AID STORE ' A 4h ~i' -jwiiit ui me pai ijr » l u u u o J L U J U I'VJicu I I I U L G -iic^uciiuj' U L C j_Auuiorities charged three Washington to the grassroots, any other group or individual. WEEKLY SUPER SPECIALS IISHUI1 BEVEIAGE CEI1EK Where Brand Nantes Cost You Lest Save $3.03 Option's Desert Boot reg. 12.00 O This is one time when putting your foot in it saves you money and brings nothing but comfort and warmth! "Sahara" comes in sand suede with fleece lining, crepe sole. And, a great gift! Shoe Solon, nedy but conceded he is the frontrunner. McGovern Second McGovern still was mentioned as a party leader, second only to Kennedy, despite his trouncing at the polls. But there were some who said he should withdraw from active leadership because of the election result. Sen. Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota, the party's J968 president nominee and unsuccessful contender for the nomination this year, also drew frequent mention as a potential party leader and healer. Also drawing strong support or future party responsibility was Sen. Walter Mondale of iinnesota, who was one of the ew Democrats winning land- lide victory last week. Mondale ran second to Ken- icdy among those . mentioned or the 1976 nomination, and his name was linked with Kenne- ly'J as a possible vice presidential running mate. Hopefilt Utted Humphrey, Alabama Gov. George Wallace and Sens. Edmund Muskie of Maine and Henry M. Jackson of Washing- on were mentioned for new rlcs at the While House, along with new faces like Govs. Rob ert Docking of Kanias and Reu in Askew of Florida, Sens Birch Bayh of Indiana, Lawlon Chiles of Florida, John Tunney of California, Adlal Stevenson III of Illinois, Alan Cranston of California and. McGovern'j running mate, Sargent Shrlvcr, Part of the turn to gubernatorial influence probably ttemn from the fact that DemocraU did much better at the ilal« and local level last week than they did nationally, prompting New York Chairman Joseph Cranglt to comment the party "l« healthy despite the Nixon laadslid*." BUDWEISER MOLSON'S PIELS LIGHT BEER COCA- COLA 1330 Cotra) 21 Warm Stmt 241 W*H (to* ITM Wntira · 1714 C»hiMMa Tiraptk* DELMAR TROY · 2 (UrtWn Irin, N, Trtf · III FMrtfc St., S, Tr«j WYNANTSKILL · II (Mi H Lin* «.*mm*t

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