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Ktt-utitlU CltY "' 8 'Hit Arizona Republic "t> PfcoeM*, faes,, Nov. 4, 1969 __ .___ ffkmrttold |suspect in f parking lot •*' A Scottsdale man accused !3<tf kidnaping a 22-year-old ;t,Phoenix housewife from a .* Phoenix College parking lot '*&nd raping her in the desert '<inear Chandler was identified ',*by a witness yesterday as ;* having been in the parking the day the crime oc- •-" The identification of Henry Gerald Pyhel, 29, of 8235 E. Osborn Road, was made by state witness Mrs. Norene Beehler at the first day of a preliminary hearing before Justice of the Peace Ralph Jenkins in Northwest Phoenix Justice Court. Mrs. Beehler, of 3795 W. Luke Ave., told Deputy County Attorney Joseph Schoepf hat she saw Pyhel, whom she pointed out in court, in the parking lot as she left her job as student assistant in the college library at 4 p.m. Sept. 18 and made her way to her car before going home. THE CASE was heard before Jenkins because Justice of the Peace Marion Reno, who ordinarily presides in the northwest Phoenix precinct, disqualified himself after the defense filed a motion of bias and prejudice against him. The motion stemmed from Reno's attempt to raise Py- hel's bond from the original $13,750 to $38,500. The defense appealed the increase and, alter a Superior Court ruling in Pyhel's favor, the bond now stands at $25,300. Pyhel, who was arrested on Sept.:23,-is charged with kid- naping, assault with a deadly weapon and grand theft, auto in the Phoenix court. Charges of rape and lewd and lascivious acts are pending against him in Chandler Justice Court, where his preliminary hearing is set before Judge Coy Beasley at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 19. : PYHEL BECAME a suspect in the case- after police noticed a resemblance between sketches of her assailant drawn by the victim, an artist, and a mug shot of Py- hel which was in the possession of the Scottsdale police department. •'...• At;., the time of his arrest, Pyhel, a coodinator for the Salt River Project, was free on $300 bond from Scottsdale City .'Court on an indecent exposure charge. After -Mrs. Beehler's testimony yesterday, the hearing was continued to an unspecified date next week. Attorney's aide quits Bill Kayanaugh, administrative assistant to Maricopa County Atty. Moise Berger, quit yesterday as the result of a salary dispute between Berger and the Board of Supervisors. : Berger wanted the board to raise Kavanaugh's salary $3,500, to $13,800 annually, and the board refused. Kavanaugh is reportedly going to accept employment with the Internal Revenue Service in Los Angeles at a cut in salary. Berger had told board members that Kavanaugh had been offered a job with the IRS at $14,500. However, a spokesman for the federal office in California told Supervisor Bob Stark that Kavanaugh had been offered less than $10,000 to come to work. , needle in gift goodies Two razor blades and a needle were found in apples and candy handed out during Halloween trick or treating Friday night in the neighborhood of 16th Street and Bell Road, police said yesterday. Detective Ken Troutman appealed for information that might expose the identity of the.sadistic prankster. Residents move out from New York City New York Times Service NEW YORK - New York and a further decline of City's population has resumed 1^700 to 7,964,200 as of July "ITCHING TORTURE Was Killing Me, wMl I /ou«tf a wHtoe cmtf sot joyful relief," o_u are tortured by vaginal Itch, Itch, or if your skin Itches Ice mad here's good BeWNowyou'wn get glorious relief wherever you itch with a pr wjgue jnedlc*UpR attack* fungi ana toaeferjft while it gently _ soothes sore »r Inflamed tissue. Quiets Irritated hing stops, natural .don't 6.u«er t get Rds go scratching stop5..natura} startf. So don't 'Tl today at your Parachutists mourn 'Pepsi Kid' a downward trend again after reaching a peak of 8,019,000 as of July 1, 1966, estimates obtained from the Census Bureau indicated yesterday. The bureau's latest study estimated a decline of 35,200 people in the next year to 7,983,900 as of July 1, 1967, Killer youth sentenced to 5 to 7 years A 17-year-old youth who killed a man after an argument over who would be served first at a hamburger stand, was sentenced yesterday to 5 to 7 years in prison. Leon Curtis Adair, then 16, stabbed Alfred Luna, 23, of Casa Grande, in the heart May 24 after following him to his car during a fight in front of the Jack-In-The-Box, 1601 E. Van Buren. Adair was convicted Oct. 10 by a Superior Court jury of voluntary manslaughter. Yesterday, as Superior Court Judge Robert L. Myers handed down the sentence, obscenities were shouted by several spectators in the courtroom. The spectators supported a plea by Adair's attorney Gerald Alston that the youth be placed on probation. In ordering the sentence, Myers said:. "...this court finds you .....are guilty of the crime. Because of the age of the defendant in this matter I have given the decision very serious study ... but in light of all facts surrounding this case and his past record I feel I cannot place him on probation." In July, Juvenile Court Judge William Holohan remanded Adair from Juvenile Court for trial as an adult and Adair was charged with second-degree murder. Adair had appeared in Juvenile Court several times for fighting and stealing. During the three-day trial in the court of Myers, Adah- testified he stabbed Luna in self-defense. 1, 1968. Other census data indicated that substantial migration out of Manhattan and Brooklyn played a major influence in the city's population changes. Manhattan was estimated to have had 196,900 more people moving out than in between 1960 and 1966, the latest years available, and Brooklyn's net outward flow was put at 99,300. the city as a whole, there were 185,900 more people moving out than in from 1960 to 1966, even though the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island showed a net migration on the plus side. During the decade of the 1950s, the city had witnessed a falling off in population — down 109,973 from 7,891,957 in 1950 to 7,781,984 in 1960. This was a decade when the city appeared to be losing heavily as middle-income residents moved to the suburbs. By DANIEL BEN-HORIN They mourned the "Pepsi Kid" last night. Rick Ornelas spoke about him: "He went to the bartender and asked for a cola.' The bartender said, 'What do you want in it?' John said 'Nothing' and the bartender laughed and said, 'It takes all kinds'." The Pepsi Kid, John Brockman, 28, of 1007 S. 19th Ave., spent Saturday night with fellow members of the Rebel Sky Divers Parachuting Club at a barbecue and parachute exhibition sponsored by the 82nd Airborne Association. At 3 a.m. Sunday morning, he was dead — shot three times during a brawl a block from his home. Last night, 20 fellow club members emptied their pockets of $169 for Brockman's widow and child, heard how he came to die, and lamented both his death and the fact that their sport and their club would become linked in the public mind with drinking, fighting and shooting. Early in the meeting at the Scottsdale okays increase in pay for Indian landfill game charged at fair Two men were charged yesterday with obtaining money or property by confidence game in a football dart game at the Arizona State Fair, police reported. The charges were filed against Robert Barnard, 74, of Los Angeles, and Vaughn Land, 38, of the Copa Inn, 2834 E. Van Buren, before Northwest Precinct Justice of the Peace Marion Reno. Police arrested the two men Sunday after they witnessed the operation of the game. The players, police said, attempted to score "100 yards" by throwing darts at a numbered board. Accomplishing this, officers said, the players were told they would win a portable television set. The odds of gaining the 100 yards on the board, police said, were impossible. The game was confiscated by officers under a city ordinance prohibiting frauds or lotteries. SCOTTSDALE - The City Council last night voted an eventual increase in payment to the Salt River Indian Reservation for use of reservation property for a sanitary landfill. The council voted to extend the present contract that calls for payment of ,5 cents per cubic yard of refuse delivered to the landfill. This is in addition to the fee of approximately 25 cents per cubic yard paid to the 2 students hurt hi auto accident SCOTTSDALE - Two Arizona State University students were injured last -nightj one critically, 5 when ttie car in which they were driving veered into the path of a vehicle driven by a Maricopa County sheriff's deputy, police said. Frederick E. Zweig, 19, was reported in extremely critical condition at Scottsdale Baptist Hospital, and his passenger, Robert D. Throop, 19, was reported in fan- condition. Both are from Nogales, police said. Officer Carter Crile said the students were northbound in the 800 block of North Hayden Road in the curb lane when they slowed and suddenly turned left into the path of a northbound vehicle in the outside lane driven by Deputy David D. Vodika. Vodika suffered minor injuries. Crile said the car driven by Zweig spun three tunes and traveled 175 feet north after being struck broadside by Vodika's vehicle. Indians landfill. for operating the The 5 cent figure is to be increased to 1 l h cents effective March 1, 1971, the council decided. In another matter, the council voted to again designate the Maricopa County government as the city's coordinator for Office of Economic Opportunity 'antipoverty programs. The council will meet at 8 p.m. today for planning and zoning matters. jii-1,18, killed in rollover An 18-year-old. Phoenix girl was fatally'injured in a one- car accident early yesterday, the State Department of Public Safety reported. The victim, Roberta Lee Hall of 4426 N. 47th Ave., was dead on arrival at ,,Yuma Parkview Hospital, investigators said. The Arizona Highway Patrol reported Miss Hall was a passenger in'a westbound car which ran off U.S. 80 7 miles west of Dateland and overturned. The driver, Darrell James Keel, 19, of 6113 W. Avalon, was reported in fair condition at the hospital, officers said. Keel told investigators he fell asleejp while driving. home of club president Ornelas, at 4440 N. 27th Ave., the members voiced disapproval of newspaper stories detailing police accounts of the shooting, Brockman, police said, was driving two fellow members of the club home after they had all been drinking. At 19th Avenue and Buckeye Road, Brockman and one of his friends started a fight with the driver of another car. During the fight, a third car drove up; four shots were fired from within it, three going into Brockman's back; and then the car sped off. Brockman died in an ambulance. Police so far have no suspect. They have requested that bystanders who informed a policeman at 17th Avenue and Buckeye Road of the shooting come forward with information, if they have any. "Even here, at our home, we tried to get him to take a drink, but he never would," Deana Ornelas, wife of the club president, repeated last Ruling asked on obscenity The Maricopa County attorney's office is expected to file today a request for a court hearing to determine whether or not a controversial Swedish motion picture now playing in Phoenix is obscene. The petition is scheduled to.. be filed at 9:30 a.m. by County Atty. Moise Berger, The Arizona Republic learned. The film is "I Am Curious (Yellow)," now playing at the Vista Theater, 215 N. Central. Last week, Sheriff John Mummert was forced.to return a copy of the film .he had seized from the theater. Superior Court Judge Paul W. LaPrade ruled that the search warrant Mummert used:to obtain the film had been issued illegally. The movie, in • Swedish 'with English subtitles, " includes graphic portrayal of sex acts. A U.S. Appeals Court in New York ruled that the film was not obscene when the government attempted to block its importation. LaPrade, in addition .to hearing Berger's .petition, is to hear also a request from the film distributors that Mummert be blocked from ever again seizing a copy of the film. DISCOUNT STORES FLOOR TELE SALE • Vinyl Asbestos €|C • Grease Resistance " £A. Acme Floor Co. 1010 E. Washington O 258.6069 DESKS steel double pedestal 30"x60" executive desks non-marring laminated tops $89 50 Warehouse Economy Store of Walsh Bros. Office Equipment 2835 East Washington St. • 253-5(25 DON'T MOVE...REMODEL Curent high interest rates on new homes make it wise to remodel your present home now. • PATIO-SCREEN ROOMS • BATHROOMS • KITCHENS Our expert Planning Consultants can add imaginative ideas to your remodeling needs. Our 15 years of experience can cut unnecessary corners to save you money and assure quality workmanship at prices you can afford. 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