The Sacramento Bee from Sacramento, California on May 23, 1970 · 7
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Saturday, May 23, 1970
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Killer OF 6 Children Must Die Times-Post news service LOS ANGELES — Sex slayer Mack Ray Edwards got his death wish Friday when a Los AngeleS county Superior Court Jury voted the death penalty for the 51-year-old construction worker who confessed killing six children Judge L Thaxton Hanson set June 5 for formal sentencing However the gruesome tale of sex molestations and brutal murders spanning 17 years heard by the jury may be only part of the story The Los Angeles times has learned police are investigating the possibility that Edwards may have killed a total of 22 children His signed confession stated he killed three children from 1953-56 and three from 1968-70 The other slayings are suspected of having occurred during the 12-year gap between 1956 and 1968 In an interview with the times Edwards denied he killed more "Six is all there is There's not any more That's all there is" He refused to take the witness stand during his trial and instructed his attorney to request the death penalty Dep Dist Atty David E Kenner after telling the grim details of tilt) six slayings told the six men and six women: "If ever there was a case that cried out for the imposi tion of the death penalty Church this is the case This defen Meanwhile tributes to his dant has forfeited whatever memory continued to pour right a person has to live in from the highest levels of this society" the land Attorney Earl J Mc- President Richard Nixon Dowell ignoring his 'client's added his comments to those instructions asked the jury yesterday following Gov to spare his life Knight's death McDowell called his client His distinguished contri- a "creature" and a "mon- His to good government ster" and then asked the in the State of California and jury which is the lesser pen- his devoted service to its alty death or life in prison people will long serve as a Afterwards Edwards spoke fitting memorial to him" ralmly in n holding voll nonr SPid the President a "creature" and a "mon- IMLLUIL Lt3 guvu guvel nillum ster" and then asked the in the State of California and jury which is the lesser pen- his devoted service to its alty death or life in prison people will long serve as a Afterwards Edwards spoke fitting memorial to him" calmly in a holding cell near said the President the jury room "My attornftyt—Earl Warren chief just)tce got a bit mixed up and of the United States retired pleaded for my life That's rfaid Knight was a man of not what I want I want the 'great goodwill and his genichair that's what I've always ality will be missed by all wanted Californians who knew him "I told them that when I "His long association with went into the police station all three branches of its go-but they they didn't say that in eminent represents a great court This was sadistic to contribution to Calfornia's bring these parents and growth and development" other witnesses down here Former United States Re-and put them through this Publican Sen Thema Ku-"My attorney told me there are 100 men waiting to L get into the Chair I'm going aird Asks to ask the judge if I can have the first man's place" g iv I I I I Presbyterians Agree To Study Merger Plan CHICAGO (UPI) — The 182nd general assembly of the United Presbyterian Church has agreed to study a plan for church union with eight other Protestant denominations The nine congregations would become the Church of Christ uniting under the plan drawn by the Consultation on Church Union (COCU) The union would result in the largest Protestant denomination in the nation with an estimated 25 million members The proposed union — besides the United Presbyterian Church — would include the African Methodist Episcopal Church the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church the Christian Church of the Disciples of Christ the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church the Episcopal Church the Presbyterian Church in the United States the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church Completed — Pvt Kathken A Geary daughter of Mrs Fern A Geary of Stockton has completed basic training at the Woolen's Army Corps Center in Ft McClellan Ala LOYALTY CRUSADE WITH Lyle and Lois Potter Of Kansas City Mo Sun 9:45-11 am 7 pm Tues & Wed 7:30 pm NORTH CHURCH NAZARENE 1100 LAS PALMAS AVE Vernon L Wilcox Pastor V 50 Years Together Mr and Mrs E L Kelly of 3028 Berkshire Way mar ried May 30 1920 in Craig Colo are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary The couple lived in Raw lins Wyo where be was an electric company employe and has resided in Sacramento for 18 years They have six children 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren Bee Photo Monday LA Rites Are Set For Ex-Governor Knight Funeral services for former Gov Goodwin J Knight of California have been scheduled for Monday in Los Angeles Knight 73 died yesterday morning of pneumonia in an Inglewood hospital tale will be buried in Hollywood Memorial Park Monday afternoon following services in St James Episcopal Laird Asks God's Help 'To Lead Us To Peace' CIIICAGO (UPI) — Defense Secretary Melvin Laird today called for "God's help to lead us along the way to peace and love among all his children" Laird at a meeting of the Presbyterians United for Biblical concerns said Modern man "somehow feels that the quality of human life is drteriorating" He said "We cannot ignore the divine power that alone will enable us to remove the scars afflicting our nation and the world" Laird son of a Presbyterian minister and himself a ruling elder in the church told the group that a Christian in public service is a dual servant of "both God and of the people and the responsibility he exercises must be used for the benefit of the people and in conformity with the Divine Will" Noting that man's "total mastery of the forces of nature appears ultimately to be inevitable" Laird said modern man "despite his phenomenal material progress sees violence erupt where order should exist and he somehow feels that the quality of human life is deteriorating "When man forgets his ul chel said Knight's administration was one of the best in California this century "He believed in progress and as chief executive showed an unfailing dedication to the people" said Kuchel US Sen Alan Cranston described Knight as a "liberal Republican in the great California tradition He leaves behind a distinguished and enduring record of service to our state and nation We will miss him" Further state tribute has come from Assemblyman Jess Unruh and Sen Alfred E Alquist Unruh said Knight was a "great friend of public education and - touched by peoples' personal problems" Alquist said Knight's "true legacy was his dedication to California and confidence in her future" - Federal Trade Commission Chairman Caspar Weinberger a leading figure in the California Legislature at the time Knight was governor said: "I was very distressed to learn that Gov Knight passed away He was such a warm-hearted and decent person He will be missed by everyone" timate dependency on his Creator he violates his nature when man perceives himself in the place of God and relegates God to the tomb as some would do then man is indeed in serious danger" Laird said Retired Newsman 69 Dies In Stockton STOCKTON (UPI) — Raymond J Frayne a retired Pacific Telephone Co supervisor and former newspaperman has died here at the age of 69 Ile retired about 10 years ago after working more than 30 years with Pacific Telephone in San Francisco Prior to that he worked for the old San Francisco News and Scramento Union Frayne died Thursday Railcar Explosion Kills One Worker SUMMERTOWN Tenn (AP) — One railroad worker was killed and another injured late Friday night when a derailed tanker car exploded near here Civil defense units from Lawrence and surrounding counties were called in to help battle a fire which followed the explosion !' GRAND OPEIIING S'svutN! II II-L 1 Jill Sanded Plywood I 1 Shelving Lumber I I iiii b1111160U1 17----4 vii 1 Yard It lasts lc tenr ii 4''1' 111' foot Sticks 'Y'il-1:: r' '41 I Balloons i li i Kseiii'1ii i 4 CAPITAL LUMBER HOME CENTER 6622 Freeport Blvd 7 COP" (Arost From Bing Maloney i Golf Course) Vint'' it lasts It le Per x 12 to lin feet Pine 14 Thick 11 9 9 43111 Each I FREE Gifts I Door Prizes I Yard Sticks I Balloons Rainstorms Wash Areas Of Midwest BY Associated Press Thunderstorms belted the nation's midseCtion today and dumped heavy rain into parts of the Great Plains The storms were punctuated by hail in portions of nine states from the southern plains to the Great Lakes More than 4 inches of rain swamped an area west of Grand Island Neb late Friday An inch poured down at Rochester Minn in 15 minutes Heavy soakings also hit parts of Texas Kansas and Iowa A flash-flood advisory was in effect for a time late Friday in the hill country of central Texas after 311 inches of rain fell at Johnson City Tornadoes or funnel clouds were sighted Friday evening in widely scattered areas from south Texas to Wyoming The storminess broke out along a stalled frontal system extending from the Southwest to the central Great Lakes A similar pattern two weeks ago spawned nearly a week of violent storms in the midcontinent Riles Praises Students' New Political Move Special to The Bee LOS ANGELES — Wilson C Riles candidate for state superintendent of public in struction says college students merit public praise for taking their grievances from the campuses to the politicians Speaking yesterday at an Ambassador Hotel press conference Riles said the new move takes the students from "expressive to instrumental politics" He called it a significant change "It means many of the stn dents are willing to give the system a try" Rile s said "They'll go beyond demonstrations and get into the real gears of government the business of electing and affecting" Riles pointed to examples of students lobbying in the halls of Congress meeting with Washington officials and supportieg local candidates He said it would be appropriate for adults to "shift from apathy to empathy" "We should answer their challenge with opportunity" Police Book Suspect In Shooting Case Theodis Jasper 21 of 2686 5th St is charged by the police with assault with intent to murder in the gunshot wounding Wednesday night of Charles E Jennings 21 of 3846 1rd Ave Jennings under intensive care in the Sacramento Medical Center was discovered by his brother James alscl of 3846 3rd Ave lying wounded in the driveway James said a man he knew only as "T J" was standing over him James told patrolmen "T J" helped put Charles in a car and rode with them to ' the hospital but disappeared soon 1 afterward Jennings was shot in his abdomen Patrolmen George Davis and Arthur Heft recognized Jasper as the suspected "TJ" and arrested him Thursday afternoon at 16th and W Streets Furniture And Appliance Ads in Bee Classified save you money Read them daily (adv) POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT Supports Reagan 11E111110F a strong Republican for 8th Assembly chord Good Choi War lhol Comm 2440 Fulton Avenue 4014100 THE SACRAMENTO BEE State Resources Chief Backs Peripheral Canal SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The state's resources chief has come to the defense of the controversial Peripheral Canal designed to move water from the San Francisco Bay-Delta to Southern California The project would not harm the ecology of the Delta as some critics have claimed said Norman B Livermore Jr California secretary of resources Instead he told the commonwealth Club Friday the situation is the other way around "The ecology of the Delta will be irreparably harmed if the Peripheral Canal is not built" he declared repealing claims of a recent 1 4 Rightists Are Arrested In Brandt Plot DUESSELDORF Germany (AP) — Police have an- nounced the arrest of 14 members of a secret armed European Freedom Front of right-wing radicals that had planned to disturb Thursday's Kassel meeting of Chancellor Willy Brandt and East German Premier Willi Stoph Joachim Iieydenreich state attorney for North Rhine-Westphaia reported Friday that one of those arrested said he planned to shoot up the insulators on a high tension electric station and black out Kassel Heydenreich said the secret organization had been under investigation for several months and police moved in and arrested 14 members of the group Wednesday after its plans for Kassel became known He said the group dedicated to "freeing Europe from Communism" had 20 members large stores of arms and connections to former members of Adolf Hitler's SS (elite guard) and the Secret Army Organization (OAS) in France Promoted — Gene L Hiatt son of Mr and Mrs Carl D Hiatt of Chemult Ore has been promoted to Army Spec 4 in Vietnam He is a light vehicle driver in the battalion's Headquarters Company 1 "- Saturday May 23 1970 Water Resources Department report The report said that although the canal would cut the water flow in the Delta by 60 per cent it would improve the overall environment by diverting part of the remaining water for release in what are now stagnant dead-end channels Raps Testimony Livermore criticized recent testimony by professors and engineers before the Bay Conservation Development Commission that diversion of fresh water out of the Bay Area would cause a salt water buildup and harm plant and fish life in the bay "This is most definitely not true" he said "I am sure many will agree with me that if there is any clearcut case of environmental destruction by a water project it would be attributed to San Francisco as a result of the city's action in drawing its water supply from distant mountains and destroying Iletch Iretchy Valley termed by many who say it equal of Yosemite in beauty" Livermore said there is a growing problem in finding the money needed to pre serve the environment which the populace is becoming so increasingly concerned about today He suggested "more tax sharing from the federal government" or a reduction in funds going to health education and welfare The latter would be preferred erred by taxpayers he said Moderate Language He suggested that conservationists use more moderate language "They should minimize vituperative antibusiness state Page A7 POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT ments" he said "In pricing and evaluating our environmental decisions we need men of good will on both sides of the economic-esthetic fence" he said "Rather than name-shouting and vituperation we need more constructive meetings productive dialogue active implementation" POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT HELEN CONWELL Registered Nurse Is voting for Sheriff Mister ly mmn Re-Elect WALTER W DEMOCRAT POWERS lith Assembly District --- WALTER W POWERS CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS 1806-11 Del Paso Blvd 92S-7044 As a public service to the Stockton-Sacramento communities Channel 13 joins in progress the 10th Annual ME Auction Bid by phone for the biggest widest variety of merchandise yet offered 11:30 PM TONIGHT uppoti The 1970 wt 10 1IRC Channel 6 Auction 7&t- f )fi--: z4! - Sterling Holloway is making his way to Sacramento to tell lots of exciting stories to you children of all ages telling them as only Sterling can He will lead you through the adventures of PETER AND THE WOLF (with the Sac ramento Little Symphony) and WINNIE THE POOH There will be readings from AESOP'S FA BLES KIPLING'S JUST SO STORIES MOTHER GOOSE and even some of Sterling's own original poetry The program is for the benefit of the Sacramento Children's Home Guild and is most delightful entertainment Refreshments and Sterling's rec ords will be available too Buy your tickets now 2 Performances on Sunday June 7th 1 PM 7:30 PM in the Sacramento Music Circus Tent Theater 15th and 11 THE SACRAMENTO CHILDREN'S HOME GUILD PRESENTS ESPECIALLY FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR FRIENDS 3terlitkg at119114wAI With The Sacramento Little Symphony TICKETS: Adulfs-$350 Aga 16 and under-$2 ca sato at tivIc Theater Box Office 1419 H Street 441-69912 Rhodes Country Club Penney's Florin Center The Knight and the Knave Aero let Enclose a self addressed stamped envelope with mail orders Make your check payable to the Sacramento Children's Homo Guild EmsounnommusomarannoimunnbastranntilliMEMISIELEMINIMMI - 71eI 41 fr AK (14:j1 SPONSORED BY THE BEE MK and KOYR Channel 13 1 On sato at tivIc Theater Box Office 1419 H Street 441-69912 Rhodes Country I Club Penney's Florin Center The Knight and the Knave Aero let Enclose a self addressed stamped envelope with mail orders Make your check payable to the Sacramento Children's Homo Guild f1 AIIIIIIIIILIIIIMIMEWMININIMINIMINII 40 toenonmsult ::::: :::: ::::: : mrclik ' N - - 1 — w:::I'r-fr''-g'')::-i:i:':''::'''!7'::::'':':'l':i:ii':::-:::'Irf7'::-'g:':':'i:':s:':':':::i'::':i'':1:':'':::'i:::i':SI::l:'': -r --4"1-'— v !::::::i:'::::::::i:' '' -: ' :: :: : i11-111111 Ay: - i!1 --lizcj ) !i:i:4::':::::!::-":ii:::::::::-:!z' --1!5 ::-"::::" ::'' -fiq " ::::1 is eIlq 'T1171::: :k- ii1:::: 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