Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 29, 1968 · Page 2
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 2

Alton, Illinois
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Saturday, June 29, 1968
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A.2 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH SATURDAY, JUNfi 29,1968 Sirhan Lawyer • • '• " i . Granted Delay ttANDSAKER Associated Press Writer tOS ANGfcLES (AP) - Sir- hart Biehara Sirhan, the slender Jordanian accused of assassinating Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, has been granted a three-week delay in entering a plea to give his attorney more time to study the case. A judge, standing In a jail chapel that served as a courtroom, postponed Friday the 24- year-old immigrant's plea of guilty or not guilty to July 19. Veteran criminal lawyer Russell E. Parsons, who took over Slrhan's defense 10 days ago at the accused's request and without fee, said he had had only "limited time" to study the transcript Of grand jury testimony. Parsons told newsmen later that Sirhan's mother Mary would visit him Monday for the first time since his arrest. The family lives in suburban Pasadena. The o-foot-2 Sirhan, clad in a light blue shirt, tight black pants and polished black loafers, walked into the hearing room erect and expressionless. Three times he politely an swered the judge, "Yes, sir," in a calm, low voice amplified by a loudspeaker. About 175 newsmen and oth ers attended the nine-minute hearing in the Los Angeles County Central Jail's third-floor chapel—a large, oblong room with oak pews facing a platform at one end. No cameras or re corders were allowed In the room during the hearing. Everyone was searched twice. Superior Court Judge Richard Schauer, standing behind a lectern at the rear of the platform announced that "these facilities"—the jail chapel Instead of a regular courtroom—"are to insure the defendant's security." Adei Sirhan, 29, one of the defendant's four brothers, sat among front-row spectators. For Adel's protection he was escorted by several police detectives Sirhan entered from a door to the spectators' right. Four depu- lies, towering over him, closely escorted him. Two stood behind him, one to his right and one to the left of his attorney as Sirhan sat beside his lawyer at a small DeGaulle Makes Television Appeal For Gaullist Win By STEPHENS BROENING Associated Press Writer PARIS (AP) - Presiden Charles de Gaulle made an appeal today for a solid Gaullist majority in Sunday's parliamentary elections and called on his countrymen for a great effort to compensate for the crisis that shook France in May and early June. Speaking on the nation's radio and television network, De Gaulle said there must be "strong, continuous and coherent .majority" to support "a tough policy" planned to bring France back onto its feet. De Gaulle warned that France has to meet strong foreign competition, ward off price rises, inflation and, a fall in the value of the franc. Anti-Gaullists claim the president's expected attempt to gel out the voters, violates a lega Woman Escapes Attacker An Alton woman fled scream ing from an assailant late Friday after the youth had gotten into her car under the pretense that the auto was emitting sparks and that he would assist her, Alton police said Minnie Johnson, of 2015 Hazel St., Al ton, bad been out for a ride with her sister Friday night and was returning home at about 10:43 p.m. when a youth approached her car and told her sparks were coining from under the vehicle. Mrs. Johnson said the youth offered to get into her car and told her to drive down Hazel Street and he would attmept to find out what the problem was. As Mrs. Johnson approached Judson street, she told police, the youth grabbed her by the throat. She said she screamed and scratched and leaped from the auto. Mrs, Johnson said the teen ager ran back to his car and fled. Police said the youth was driving a car pulling a small cargo trailer. Alton Evening Telegraph oan on use of the state-owned radio and television for electoral propaganda on election eve. The Gaullists appeared set to win an overwhelming majority in the 487-seat National Assembly aftpr snagging 142 metropolitan seats in last Sunday's opening round. This compared to six Communist seats, four centrists and two independents. Suspect in Cafe Holdup Arrested EDWARDSViLLE — A 66- year-old Granite City area man was charged Friday evening with the June 17 armed robbery of Rusty's Restaurant here, in which a co-owner of the restaurant was abducted and forced to drive the robber out of town. Charged with armed robbery and taken to the Madison Coun- y jail here after his arrest at 6 p.m. Friday was Carl Mahurin, 66, of 1308 Chouteau Slough Road, Granite City. Police here said this morning that Mahurin was arrested by Edwardsville Police Capt. Melvin Trebing and Chief Robert Dillon, and Madison County sheriff's office investigator Demos Nicholas. No information was available his morning on where or how Mahurin was arrested. None of the three arresting officers could be contacted. The restaurant, at 1201 N. Main St., was robbed of some J600 by a lone gunman the af- ;eraoon of June 17. The gunman took co-owner Ronald Badalamenti as hostage, and forced Badalamenti to drive him out of town, where he fled in another auto. Police theorized that another man may have been waiting in the second car. table facing the judge. Hie indictment charges one count of murder and—for th wounding of five.bystanders in the volley that fatally injure< Kennedy—five counts of assaul with Intent to commit murder. The shooting took place earl) June 5 at the Ambassador Hote as the New York senator and an exultant crowd of supporter celebrated his victory in Califor nia's Democratic presidentia primary. Still recovering from sprained ankle suffered in hi capture at the assassination scene, Sirhan was brought in a wheelchair from his cell to a point just outside the chapel courtroom. Burglars Loot Krug Residence ED WARDS VILLE-Three burglaries on Pearl street in God frey, including one at the home of Godfrey Township Supervi sor J. Clifford Krug, were reported to the Madison County sheriff's office here Friday evening. / The other two burglaries were at the home of Harold Von Bergen and Mildred Pad dock. Krug said he had been gone from home for about an hour Friday evening, and returned to find that someone had entered the home by breaking window in a kitchen door. Stolen in the burglary were a sewing machine, a silver serv ice, two watches, assorted cloth- ng, a hurricane lamp, a jewelry box and assorted jewelry. Von Bergen reported a table model television, a portable Revision and a camera missing. ' Mrs. Paddock said a color television set, clock radio, jewelry box and some costume jew' slry were missing. Tractor Upsets., Kills Boy A farm tractor mishap, Friday, took the life of a 9-year-old tew Douglas boy when it overturned and crushed him. Dale Lee Ernst, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ernst, of Rte. 2, Alhambra, was killed as he was driving the tractor over a railroad track that crosses his father's farm property. Deputy Madison County Coroner George Lesicko, said the crossing at that point Is steep and inclined. Time of death was established at about 11:15 a.m. Friday. The accident was discovered by the boy's father who was nearby and noticed the tractor wheels were pointing skyward. Mr. Ernst and his two sons operated the farm which is one fourth of a mile south of the New Douglas Township, abou 1 25 miles east of Alton. The boy was killed when the machine overturned, crushing him between the steering whee and the road surface. He would have entered the fourth grade of New Dougla school this fall. Body of Granite City Man Found in Mississippi The body of ft 40-year-old Granite City man, drowned June 15, when he and bis 13>year-old son disappeared while swimming by the low water dam at 4ie Chain of Rocks Road near Mitchell, was found today. Madison County Coroner Leonard Davis, took charge of the body of the Rev, Frank Howard Hufstedler, Jr., at 1 a.m. The body of Hufstedler's son is still missing. Alton-Wood River Emergency Corps volunteers began this morning to search the river shore from Venice downstream some two miles for the body of the boy. An unidentified St. Louis man first discovered Hufstedler's body and called Illinois state Police, who contacted Davis. Off CASH SAVER SAVINGS £001 al PARTICIPATING STORES» COLLEGE AVE. AQ MARKET CLOUDY AND WARM — Showers and thundershowers are forecast for Saturday night for parts of the northern intermountain region, the central Plains, the upper Mississippi Valley and parts of Florida. It will be cooler in the central and southern Intermountain region and western Plains and warmer across much of the East. (AP Wirephoto Map) Old Man Sentenced (Continued From Page 1) home when Borum became angry and started toward him. He said he became panicky and shot Borum with a .22 caliber pistol when he couldn't get the door open to flee. Everage said he had the pistol because he had dropped it in his coat pocket and forgot about it several nights before when he thought he had heard prowlers outside his home. Alton police investigators Logan and Sandidge both testified that Everage was known to be a "violent" in- dividin], and Logan added that he had also known Everage to carry a pistol on prior occasions. Four witnesses, including Everage, were called to the stand to testify during the hearing. Other witnesses included Alton police investigators Donald Sandidge and Carl Logan, and Madison County Adult Probation Officer Earl Jones. At ore point, Judge Barr denied a motion by Fischer for a continuance on the grounds that two character witnesses for Everage were not present, because Everage had forgotten the probation hearing was set for Friday. Kinder, however, replied that the hearing had been continued twice before, and Judge Barr pointed out that Friday's hearing had been set June 10, when Fischer was present. Pointing out that penal institutions are intended for rehabilitation, Fischer pleaded that in this instance "It's not the case of teaching a person a lesson — he's really too old for that." Everage, Fischer said, would be no more likely than anyone else to shoot another person if released. The shooting of Borum, he con- contended, occurred because Everage was frightened and partially intoxicated. While sentencing Everage to prison might not rehabilitate him, Kinder argued back, it would be worse for the citizens of Alton if he was released on probation. Kinder asked Judge Barr to fix a sentence somewhere within the statutory limits of 1-20 years, but declined to recommend a specific sentence for fear, he said, that the recommendation he had in mind might later serve as some grounds for appeal in an appellate court. Payroll (Continued From Page 1) his Detroit motel room. Tite said he entered the hospital after suffering severe pain to the lower part of his back. Tite was accompanied by his son, Donald, who flew a small airplane to Detroit Tuesday. Tite said he went along to keep his. son company on a short business trip. He said he expected to be back in his Wood River office by Thursday and had promised to release large tax payments to school districts by Friday. With virtually no tax funds to meet expenses in the new fiscal year, the districts were strapped for funds. "We had to do something to meet our obligation," said Mrs. Counsil. "Mr. Tite was expected back Thursday and had promised checks to the districts." Mrs. Counsil brought the problem of the tax collectors office before the township board which took immediate action. Business departments hailed the quick action. "It would have caused us a considerable problem if we had had to wait," Harold Huck, business manager of Roxana School District No. 1 said. Tax anticipation warrants would have become a necessity, he said. The warrants, simply, are funds borrowed from banks at interest. 24 Hour ROAD SERVICE HAFER'S CALL 462-8623 TOWING SERVICE 601 PEARL 8V,, ALTON, ILL. 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The winds, accompanied by torrential rains, smashed Into four trailer parks in the Hock* ford-Belvidere area, but no deaths were reported. At least five persons were Injured. Robert P. Selfridge, manager of the Greater Rockford Airport, said at last 40 airplanes were smashed by the winds which also destroyed hangars and other airport facilities. He put the damage estimate at $4 million. Windows were smashed In cars. Trees were pulled from the ground and flung onto homes and cars and into the streets, blocking traffic. The brief storm—it lasted 15 minutes to a half hour—brought a flurry of calls to the Rockford fire department. The city of Belvidere was quickly quiet as the storm approached. The city was hit by a tornado a year ago which killed 24 persons. The storm blew out store windows today, snapped power lines and knocked down trees. A steel flag pole in front of the Belvidere police station was bent almost double by the wind. Officials evacuated the con- - trol tower at DoPage Cotmty Airport in Wheatftti Whfefl Winds reached 90 miles per hour. Greene Pleads Innocent To Disorderly Conduct East Alton Trustee Jim Greene, charged with disorderly conduct, entered a plea oMn- nocent through his attorney in East Alton Magistrate Court on Friday and demanded a trial by jury. Magistrate Stephen Jlanakop- los said the case will be shifted to Edwardsville and become a jury trial case. A date for the trial was not specified, but it is not expected for a few months. The case has political ramifications. Greene called a political enemy, Robert D. Emery of 890 Haller, Wood River, names, including "paid (political) assassin" and "dummie" in the po- lice station. This is the basil of the disorderly conduct complaint and com* ing trail by Jury for Greene, who says he was merely exercising his right of free speech and is not guilty of disorderly conduct. Most disorderly conduct cases involve fights, obscenities, intoxication, etc. Emery once spearheaded a petition drive to unseat Greene and Don McPherson, another trustee. Although he lives in Wood River, Emery has participated in East Alton politics. He has worked in the cereamlcs department in the past at the East Alton Community Building. People Behind The By-Lines Ed, talking to Archie Moon meet ED POUND For his youth, Ed Pound, 24, is among the ablest newspaper reporters anywhere. One veteran editor has said that Ed, who is a Telegraph general assignment reporter, has shown a natural talent for news gathering and writing, particularly unusual because he is so young. Ed began work with the Telegraph in September of 1963, starting in the Wood River Bureau. He transferred to the Alton office, then did a two- year stint at the county seat bureau in Edwardsville, and recently was transferred back to the main office, He is espe- dally noted for his aggressiveness in going after a story and says he enjoys all types of writing, but particularly govern* ment and civil rights issues, Ed has covered the anti-poverty program in Madison County since its inception and has worked other beats in the news game, including police, as well as writing features. Ed is a native of Affton in St. Louis County, where he graduated from high school. Before working for the Telegraph, he was employed for 16 months by the Mt, Carmel Daily Republican- Register where he was a general assignment and sports reporter. He has attended South** ern Illinois University in Alton in his spare time, accumulating 27 hours of credit, Ed is married to the former Eileen O'Reilly, also formerly from Affton, and hap an 18-month- old daughter named Karen* Oat of • writf on Tejegrapb utatten covertiw wwi In Mocaupln, jersey, Creeo« «ad 6alh«va

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