The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on April 11, 1975 · Page 19
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April 11, 1975

The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 19

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Delay Given For Entering Pleas In Brutal Price Shooting Case PRICE, Utah (UPI) - Michael Thomas Hogan, believed executed because he once testified against the leader of a motorcycle gang, was severely beaten, strangled and shot 14 times, the State Medical Examiner said today. Dr. Serge Moore said an autopsy late Wednesday night found 13 slugs in Hogan's body, and one wound where the bullet had passed through the body. Any of the five head wounds would have been fatal, Moore said, and so would several chest wounds. Had Hogan not been shot, he added, the strangulation would have killed him. Hogan, 26, was yanked from bed at his Price apartment about 1 a.m.Wednesday by three men who took him outside, shot him three times, threw him in a pickup truck and drove him to a remote canyon. There, according to Carbon County Sheriff Albert Passic, they "finished him off." Bert Loper Remains Discovered? FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (UPI) Skeletal remains found in the Grand Canyon last week have been tentatively identified as those of Bert Loper ~a lengendary Utah river runner who disappeared when his boat capsized 26 years ago. Coconio County Sheriff Joe Richards said today that while identification is only tentative, all evidence indicates the remains are those of Loper. The identification was established with the aid of Barton Wright of the Museum of Northern Arizona, who made facial drawings of the man based on the characteristics of the skull. Loper, a resident of Green River, Utah, disappeared July 8, 1949, when he and Wayne Nichols decided to run the Colorado River to mark Loper's 80th birthday on July 30. Hogan's roommate, whom the killers told to "mind his own business," instead notified police, and the Utah Highway Patrol stopped three men in a pickup truck driving out of Price Canyon on U.S. 50-6 about an hour later. Gypsy Allen Codianna, 25, Waterbury, Conn.; Irvin P. Dunsdon, 32, Bingham Canyon and Price, Utah, and Craig Marvel, 27, Laguna Beach, Calif., were charged with first- degree murder. They appeared before City Court Judge A. John Ruggieri Wednesday, but • Ruggieri delayed the entering of pleas so the three could obtain attorneys. The trio were back in court today. Passic said the killing was in apparent retaliation for Hogan's testimony about a year ago, which helped jail a motorcycle gang leader in a Salt Lake City criminal case. Carbon County Attorney Ronald B. Boutwell said Hogan was kept in protective custody for a time after testifying, and acquaintances described him as "living in fear" in Price. He was beaten up and his apartment ransacked several weeks ago, Bout well added. Passic said the three suspects were acquaintances of the jailed gang leader. Authorities arrested them in a blood-spattered pickup truck, and recovered a .22-caliber rifle and II spent casings. Hogan's mangled body was found in Cfandall Canyon, a spur off Price Canyon, where the suspects were arrested. RETIRED U.S. ADMIRAL Jack Tate, 77, and his Russian daughter, Victoria Fyodorova, 29, meet the press during a news conference at Lantaisa, Fla., after several weeks of being together in seclusion, fate fathered Victoria while a naval attache in Moscow during World War II, but they met for the first time only recently. UPI Telephoto Victoria Makes Her 1st U.S. Public Appearance Film Star Succumbs To Cancer LOS ANGELES (UPI) Marjorie Main, a fixture on the movie screens of America for 10 years' as "Ma Kettle," a raucous hillbilly matriarch, died of cancer Thursday at the age of 85. She took what started out as a supporting role in the film version of a postwar best seller, "The Egg and I," and turned it into a career. In a series of nine pictures she played the gravel- voiced mountain woman whose iron inevitably triumphed over the comic problems brought on by a shiftless husband and a hardscrabble farm overrun by their huge brood of children, packs of hounds, mules, chickens . and other livestock. Park Site Given in Escalante ESCALANTE, Utah (UPI) Mrs. Dyna Christensen has donated 6.5 acres-of land for the proposed Escalante Pioneer Memorial Park west of town. The Utah Bicentennial Commission has contributed $6,000 for the project which will be built by volunteers and dedicated next summer. In addition to the national bicentennial celebration, 1976 also is the 100th year since the settlement of Escalante. LANTANA, Fla. (UPI) Lovely, green-eyed Russian movie actress Victoria Fyodorova made it clear in her first public appearance in the United States that her likes are similar to those of American women —or even American daughters. Victoria, holding the hand of her father, retired Rear Adm. Jackson R. Tate, charmed those who turned out to see her Thursday wearing a huge diamond ring and talking about her first . shopping trip in America with Tale's wife. "I bought certain cosmetics, a dress or two and a bikini," Victoria said as her father happily looked on. Acting as an American daughter, Victoria showed she could be as stubborn as any daughter in discussing her desire to own a car; in this case, an American car. "I told her American cars were Abortion Measure Defeated WASHINGTON (UPI) - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., insisting he personally opposes abortion, led a successful floor fight Thursday to defeat antiabortion legislation, The Senate ordered the amendment tabled by a 54-36 roll call vote after Kennedy vigorously argued against it. "This is not the place to resolve this issue," he told the bill's supporters during a sometimes heated debate. The amendment Kennedy helped defeat would have barred use of federal funds "to pay for or encourage the performance of abortions, except such abortions as are necessary to save the life of the mother." a bunch of junk," Tate said. "But she put her foot down and said she wanted an American car." Victoria, wearing a green striped blouse and a green skirt, said her ring was given to her by her mother, actress Zoya Fyodorova, adding "I don't go in for imitations." "I speak like little girl if in English, yes?" Victoria said in English. "I would rather talk Russian to answer you like big (mature) person." Tate, who fathered Victoria during a wartime romance in Moscow with Zoya, emerged from 18 days of seclusion with his daughter at an undisclosed northern Florida retreat, and was all smiles for the gathered cameras. "I haven't got time to write a book and tell you how happy I am," he said. Tate said he has written to the Soviet ambassador in Washington inquiring about adopting his daughter, but said he has received no reply. The two said they have been happy since their first meeting March 23. At that time, Victoria said in English, "I was jumping up and down happy." According to the 77-year- old Tate, who recently underwent open heart surgery and is in failing health, the two have been talking about "everything" during their 18 days in selusion. "We talked about her younger life, the reasons for what has happened and how she discovered who her mother was," Tate said. Victoria's mother had served an eight-year prison sentence for espionage as a result of the liaison, and Tate was expelled from the country, where he had been serving as a military attache. Victoria was raised by an aunt until she was 8. Connolly's Trial Continues WASHINGTON (UPI) - Former Treasury Secretary John B. Connally's bribery trial is at its midway point, and the outcome hangs on the credibiity of his chief accuser, Jake Jacobsen. Watergate prosecutors called 35 other witnesses to bolster Jacobsen's testimony that he gave Connally $10,000 in milk money. Only one witness — Jacobsen himself —tied the cash directly to Connally. Associate Watergate Prosecutor Frank M. Tuerkheimer rested the government's case Thursday afternoon. Chief U.S. District Judge George L. Hart Jr. recessed the trial until Monday, when defense counsel Edward Bennett Williams will asked Hart to make a routine request for a directed verdict of acquittal. Connally is accused of accepting $5,000 on each of two occasions in 1971 for his help in raising the federal price support for dairy farmers. Friday, April 11, 1975, THE HERALD, Provo, Utah-Page 19 Rampton Warns on Plant SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) Gov. Calvin L. Rampton threatened Thursday to turn off the water spigot for the huge Kaiparowits power plant in southern Utah unless federal bureaucrats tell him when it can be built. In a letter to Federal Energy Administration Frank Zarb, Rampton said Utah had tied up 102,000 acre-feet per year of the Colorado River for the 3,000 megawatt plant planned by a consortium of Southwestern utility companies. The Interior Department rejected a proposed site just north of Lake Powell in 1973 on grounds it would cause air pollution over the lake and downstream at the Grand Canyon. The power firms resubmitted the application for that site and for a second one further away from the lake, but Interior officials said this week it wouldn't be acted on before the end of this year. Rampton said the water allocation is up for renewal this fall and "I am not willing to tie up this amount of water again for a period of five years unless we know it is going to be put to use." "We have too many competing applications for projects which would put this water to use for benefit to the people of the state of Utah to allow further procrastination of the Kaiparowits project," the governor wrote. Rampton said if he did not have word on the project prior to the renewal date, he would instruct the state engineer 10 consider giving the water to other developments. The Utah Democrat said he was enclosing a chronology of the planning of the coal-burning plant to date, which included 44 permits, agreements, acquisitions, leases and environmental reports dating back to 1962. "This chronology clearly shows the almost unbelievable bureaucratic delay and red tape which has plagued this project," Rampton said. He called the latest delay • prompted by the power firms refusal to pay the $60,000 per mile right - of - way across Arizona Indian reservations demanded by the Navajo and Hopi Tribes • "the type of procrastination which has plagued us for a decade.'' Kivers annually carry some four billion tons of dissolved salts to the world's oceans. QUALITY HOME FURNISHINGS ADMIRAL ZENITH & RCA - T.V. AND Stereo, AGic CHEF, O'KEEFE & MERRITT, GIBSON, KITCHENAID, FRIGIDAIRE AND AMANA APPLIANCES IOHN PARAS FURNITURE 560 N. Slate, Orem - 224-1521 GRADUATE ATTACHE $2.50 For the natural gas that $ 1 bugs in Utah, look what gou would have to pag for it hi these other U.S. cities! For Every Dollar You Spend for Natural Gas in Utah See What You Would Pay in Some Other U.S. Cities: Utah $1.00 Denver $1.06 Phoenix $1.17 LOB Angeles $1.29 Seattle $1.94 Boise $2.20 (All figures based on rates in effect March 1,1975) Natural gas in Mountain Fuel Country is still a bargain, Our rates are among the very lowest in the nation, primarily because we are one of the few companies that produces a portion of the gas we sell. We also purchase gas from other producers in the area and from five pipeline companies. While the price of natural gas from all sources has been going up, the low-cost gas we produce from our own wells has helped us average out our gas rates at a level lower than most other gas companies must charge. Since the cost of exploring for and pro- ducing new supplies of natural gas is continuing to increase, the rates for natural gas service will also continue to increase. But — compared with almost all other parts of the country —^ and compared with other services you enjoy, the price of natural gas here will continue to be a big bargain. Aren't you glad you live in Mountain Fuel Country? MOUNTAIN FUEL

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