The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois on October 16, 1972 · Page 8
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The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois · Page 8

Bloomington, Illinois
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Monday, October 16, 1972
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w m m m mmm"i w ill Probe slayings Authorities describe group as aimless revolutionaries CHICAGO (AP) Ersteine Wilson and her eight children had just finished eating lunch when police arrived at their South Side house and arrested her 18-year-old son. "I just don't believe it," she said as her son, Robert, was arrested to become one of eight persons charged in connection with the slayings of nine persons. MINI MASTERS Tht Greotest Selection. Buy 4, Gel On FREE! CHESTER WONDERLIN Gafrrm 405 N. Main St. It can give you a paycheck if you're disabled. Call me. ED MANAHAN 1005 North Main St. Parking at our Deer Phone: 828-6575 828-2670 STATf FARM MUTUAL Automobile Insurant Co. Home Office: Bloomington, Illinois AULT PHARMACY Gilbert O. Ault, R.Ph. Phone 829-1495 1 102 S. Main St., Bloomington "The Store of Service" NOW FEATURING Greeting Cards for all occasions STORE HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 8 A.M. to 8:30 P.M. Sundays 8 A.M. to 1 P.M. 2 TON of FISH Weighing from S to 20 Ibt. ooch haw btn put in the lake at Wild Wood Camp Groundi. Pictured ar. tome cought, 20 lbs. the biggest in the picture. Come out ond try your luck. FISHING IS FIE! WHEN YOU CAMP Small to for non-camp. rt. WILD WOOD CAMP GROUNDS 2'i ml.feuth and ! ml. .ott of llltworth or Cad Norman iolrd--4 J2-2V7 J . SO) I rip w . irPXw "-- - ewsssa'l. J L, if! Fl W E7l 1 U i f w; .11 T 1 LJ II I I L i I I - h n 111:11 i ir.ii--ii .iB. fl i State's Attorney Edward Hanrahan, left. Cook County Sheriff Richard Elrod and Chicago Police Supt. James Conlisk, right, Sunday called a press Reuben Taylor Sr. and his wife had just returned from an afternoon church service when they learned their two sons, 21-year-old Donald and 22-year-old Reuben, were arrested in the same case. "What can I say?" asked the elder Reuben. "I'm afraid I really can't say I'm surprised. I was the boys' father. But they grew up in Chicago and it's a bad city." Wilson, the two Taylor brothers, and three other young men were being held without bond today. Two other persons were being sought for the slayings which occurred between May and September throughout Illinois. What sheriff says Authorities contend the eight suspects belong to a Black terrorist group known as "De Mau Mau," described as a band of "aimless revolutionaries ... who randomly killed people." "This was an organized gang," said Sheriff Richard J. Elrod of Cook County, who announced the arrests at a news conference Sunday. "We have the ringleaders. We have the primary trigger men ... they were motivated to commit various brutal crimes. The primary motive appeared to be racial," Elrod said. Those arrested are black. The victims were white. Elrod said the organization began several years ago while the men were in the military service. Some of those arrested had been students at Malcolm X College in Chicago. "Why would these poor kids go out and kill white people?" asked Mrs. Wilson. "My son has no hatred of whites. I've always told him you don't dislike a person because he's not black. A soul brother can be any color." Says son embittered The elder Taylor said his son, Reuben, had attended Malcolm X last year and had spent nearly two years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Two months of his service had been in Vietnam. Taylor said, adding that when his son returned, he was embittered by what he felt was racial discrimination. ' Mrs. Wilson said her son had attended Malcolm X until running out of money. Mrs. Edward L. Moran Sr., the mother of another suspect, said her son, Edward Jr., 23, "has never been in trouble in his life." "He's been raised in a decent neighborhood and went to a Roman Catholic grammar school. He spent the last year studying science at Malcolm X college. So why would he do such a thing?" Mrs. Moran said her son spent three years in the Army, including service in Vietnam. Charles G. Hurst . Jr., president of Malcolm X College, confirmed that three of the suspects Reuben Taylor, Moran, and Michael Clark, 21 had been students at the school. He indicated he could not immediately determine if they were members of the De Mau Mau. He said some students at the school were members of the group, which is claimed was formed by Vietnam veterans dishonorably discharged from the service. "It's not a political group," Hurst said. "It's just a group of bitter young men." STUBBLEFIELD Funeral Home REUEL STUBBIEFIEID LOREN ANDERSON Fhone 452-2424 or 452-3206 200 W. College Ave. Normal, III. conference to announce arrests of eight persons for a series of murders in four separate locations of Illinois. They are continuing their investigations. Reuben Taylor Michael Clark Nathaniel Burse Donald Taylor Four of suspects Four of eight suspects charged with the slayings of nine persons in four different Illinois locations were pictured as they left Fifth District Cook County Circuit Court in Oak Lawn Sunday. (AP Wirephotos). Woman charged with shoplifting A Bloomington woman was charged with taking six items from the K Mart and its adjoining grocery store Saturday afternoon. Released on a personal recognizance bond for a later hearing was Mrs. Mai 0. Beutow, 28, of 301 Third, Hilltop Trailer Court. A security guard charged that Mrs. Beutow took a child's snowsuit and two sweaters from the store, and then went to the grocery store. The guard charged that there she took grapes, link sausage and cigarettes. Wrong person listed for dinner reservations Mrs. Robert Spence of 330 Glenn, Normal, is the person to be contacted for reservations to a dinner meeting of the Wycliffe Associates at 7 p.m. Thursday. Sunday's Pantagraph incorrectly listed Mrs. Leona Johnson as the person in charge of reservations. The free public dinner, to be held at the Illinois House, will have for its speaker Jack Ruth, former engineer who is now a missionary. 41 fel l (Advertispmimt) Speed Reading Course To Begin at Normal Arrangements have wn made by-American Heading Foundation, Inc., to conduct, a 21 hour rourse in sjkmmI reading. The course is open to anyone above the age of 13 and guarantees every graduate a reading efficiency triple that of your present rate and with at least an increase in comprehension. After the seven week program a lorson can read any average length Itook in less than an hour and understand it better. In addition to speed reading the course also emphasizes improved study techniques, better test taking skills and increased concentration and retention abilities. The course requires a person to attend one class jmt week on the evening of their choice. For those who would like more information, without obligation to enroll, a series Chicago gang with 9 CHICAGO (AP) - Eight South Side men alleged to be members of De Mau Mau, a black terrorist gang founded by dishonorably discharged Vietnam veterans, are charged today with nine Illinois murders, including the slaughter of two separate families. Cook Cointy Sheriff Richard J. Elrod told newsmen Sunday that the victims appeared to be randomly selected. He said of the eight accused men "It appears they were roaming the countryside looking for someone to kill." All of the victims were white and the suspects are black. When asked about possible racial motivation, Elrod said, "I can see no other apparent motivation." Six of the suspects are being held without bond, while two others were being sought. Elrod pointed out that not all of the eight apparently participated in all of the murders, which took place in Barrington Hills, Monee, Highland Park and Carbondale. Claim murders linked Links between the four sets of murders were reportedly established through fingerprint evidence and the results of ballistics tests which showed the same rare type of British-manufactured ammunition had been used in at least two of the slayings. Elrod said the De Mau Mau organization apparently was founded several years ago by men in military service. Other police sources said the group first became active on the South Side in 1968, replacing a neighborhood btreet gang called the Del Vikings. Charles G. Hurst Jr., president of Malcolm X College in Chicago, said three of the men charged had been students there, but added that they had since been dismissed. Hurst declined to elaborate on the dismissals. , The most widely reported of the murders allegedly linked to De Mau Mau was the slaughter of a retired insurance executive and three members of his family Aug. 4 in the wealthy Chicago suburb of Barrington Hills. The executive, Paul Corbett, 67; his wife, Marion, 57, and his sister-in-law, Dorothy Derry, 60, were shot through the backs of their heads. Corbett's stepdaughter, Barbara Boand, 22, was found dead a few feet away. Family of 3 shot A month later, three members of a rural Monee family were found shot to death in their farmhouse. They were Stephen D. Hawtree, 47; his wife, Judy, 53, and their son Thomas, 17. Police managed to get a deathbed statement from another victim, Army Spec. 5 William E. Richter, 25, who was attacked while sleeping in a parked truck on the Edens Expressway near the northern Chicago suburb of Highland Park. Richter lived almost two weeks after being shot and told police the shooting occurred when he struggled for the gun of one of three men who awakened him. Later that same night, Sept. 2, James Davis, 40, of Portage, Ind., a truck driver in the same area, said someone tried to shoot him but he escaped. The earliest slaying linked to the group was that of Michael Gerchenson, 19, a Southern Illinois University student whose body was found May 3 some 40 miles from the Carbondale campus in the southern part of the state. Charged in deaths Charged in the Barrington Hills murders were Reuben Taylor, 22, his brother Donald, 21, Michael Clark, also 21, and Nathaniel Burse, 23. The Taylor brothers, Clark and Burse are also charged with the Monee slayings. Clark, Burse, Donald Taylor, Edward Moran Jr., 23, and one unidentified fugitive are charged with Richter's murder, while the second unidentified fugitive was charged with the killing of Gerchenson. Elrod and other law enforcement officers, including Chicago Police Supt. James B. Conlisk and Cook County State's Atty. Edward V. Hanrahan, told a news conference that the connections between the murders spurred a police dragnet throughout the South Side. Elrod admitted, however, "the big break in this case came this week on of Free one hour orientation lectures have been scheduled. These meetings are free to the public and the course will be explained in complete details including entrance requirements, classroom schedule and location. You need to attend only one of the meetings whichever one is most convenient for you. These free one hour orientations will be held as follows: Wednesday, October 11, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 12. 7:30 p.m., Friday, October 13, 7:30 p.m. Final meeting Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 p.m. Meetings to be held at the Adlai Stevenson Hall, Hoom 210, on the campus of Illinois State University. Persons under 18 should 1 accompanied by a parent. Paragraph A-8 Bloomington c state mur K J ? . .... mm Mrs. Dorothy Derry Paul M. Corbett Among victims information provided by a reliable informant." Elrod said the informant told police that persons possibly connected with the slayings had been seen driving a late model sports car. He said the Taylor brothers, Clark and Burse, were arrested for marijuana possession in a similar car when it was stopped on a Chicago expressway late Thursday. Ballistics experts reportedly have linked a weapon used in the Barrington Hills slayings with still another murder, that of Kathleen Fiene, 16, who was shot to death on Chicago's Southwest Side June 20. None of the eight suspects were charged with her slaying. Tools worth $260 stolen from garage Tools valued at $260 were reported missing Saturday from a garage behind the Phillip Harsh residence, 1703 Arrowhead. Harsh told Bloomington police the tools were taken between Tuesday and Saturday. Police reported no signs of forced entry to the garage. HARBER HALL Read these Ads, they're small but Important! TV INSURANCE... ALL KINDS! 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