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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 5

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Law Enforcement Is Lacking, So ... Norlliwo'st Arkansas TIMES, Sunday, Sept. 8, 1974 FAYETTEVILUE. A R K A N S A S SA Mefropo/ifan-Type Crime Moves Out Into The Country B.V o l K A T DOUTHfVl' ijU'rOJI^mt* "Km mntl cm-inim !u'/i liiul tin! nrinnt/ll n"/lT]lp in lid CnlOl'int'S. Thn ,il . . _ . . .. __ . _. By STKAT Assoclulcd Press Writer ; · · Murder in Kansas. Kidnapping in South Georgia. Drug ping in South Georgia. Drug mi- 'dictum in Ohio. Hurglary in tlie Chills or southern West Virginia. Hig city crime has moved to 'the country. Federal Bureau of 'Investigation statistics for Hie 'first six months of 1974 show urban crime down,slightly. But "rural · cent. increasing, "the most serious crimes as well." lie cites examples of recent crimes in rural Georgia. Four incii have been sentenced to life imprisonment on charges i n c l u d i n g kidnaping thai stemmed from a commando- type gang atlnek on the com u n i t y of Glenwood last summer. The town's night policeman was handcuffed to a railroad car while bandits broke into several stores. In another investigation -this one 40 days of work by the FBf -- six men were indicted! on 18 charges mostly involving! uiilo _lhort. Last year, rural the Georgia was viclimi/ed by bank robberies in Molena. Mor- vcn, Uvalda, Glenwood and Dexter. REASON FOR R1SU "I think the fact that the law enforcement in rural areas is ' C r i m e out there. We just don't i hampered by a lack of person- · know how much." j n e l is one of Ihe reasons for Ihe · G e o r g i a Bureau of Invcstiga- increase," said Inspector An crime is up by 18 per Wcldon Kennedy, a member of the FBI's uniform crime re 'porting division, acknowledges that stalistics -- if not kepi in 'perspective -- can be misleading, and that sonic of , increase is undoubtedly a reflection of .steadily improving crime reporting methods in rural arcus. But he also says emphatically: "There's definitely more - t i o n Inspector Ronnie Angel says rural crimes are ccrlainlv "They aren't incompetent bill they arc inadequate. There arc just not enough people In Ihe rural areas to attract proper law enforcement. "1 think the days .of spawning crime in a geographic location is it thing of the past. I think the mobility of the criminal is such (hat local criminals are not confined to local areas. They just roam around." Sheriff Ted Ban- of Canell County, W.Va.. attributes.rising rural crime rates to "the population shift, the interstate highways and the sorry lack of law enforcement in rural areas." In effect. Burr says city police departments -- where practically all crime control efforts have been aimed in recent years -- have literally chased criminals out into the country where they can operate in relative safety. Bob H u f f m a n is half of the police force in Hamlin, W..Va,., a community of fewer than 1,000 in the southern hills. "There has been a considerable increase of crime during the past year, mostly breakings 'Not Bad For A Guy From Grand Rapids' Making Plans While House Chief of S t a f f Alexamlcr At. Haig Jr. is considering reluming to active military duly, according to White House reports. The foiir-slar-gcncral has been ills- cussing several possible as- signnicnts with President Ford and will remain us While House chief o f s t a f f until a decision is made. (AP Wircpholo) O'Royrke To Appeal Jesuit Dismissal NEW YOiiK (AP) -- The ' Rev. Joseph O'Rourke says he '·plans to appeal his dismissal r from the Jesuit order in the - wake of his baptism of the son of a woman who favors freedom of choice on abortions. ' O'Rourke said he was clis- · missed from the Society of 'Jesus by a "kangaroo court" ·here of his superiors who asked " him question a b o u t events loading up to the baptism nncl '·"about "letters concerning obe- 1 dience." *' He said lhat after the hearing "they telexed the dismissal dcci- "'sion to the Vatican "and in r 'Rome the provincial general ' ; '«koyed it." ·.. O'Rourkfl, who is still a priest, said he hoped to get a canon lawyer, one who special ies in church law. but was pes fcifistie p f - winning an appea because "it's most unusual foi Rome to override." O'Rourke was dismissed aftc: baptizing Nathaniel Ryan Mor realc, son of Carrol and Dame Morrcalc, on the steps of Im maculate Conception R o m a n Catholic Church in Marlboro Mass. ' The three - month - old infan had been denied baptism b; Marlboro priests but O'Rourk performed the ceremony. ·· Th infant's mother holds the vio\ that women-have a right to do cida whether to have abortions ml cntorings. Tlie pharmacy as broken Inlo recently and lore has been suniu stealing t Ihe Ford and Chevrolet ga- iges," H u f f m a n said. KANSAS M U K D K H S In Kansas, authorities arc in- estigaling Ihe slaying of liieh- rd J. Anton, 48, anil his wife lara,' 47. who were found dead line 20 in the ruins of a urncd-oul home they ivere re- uilcling near Knsign' a town of 33 in southwest Kansas. Bolh had becti shot, and ar- on was suspect"'). Robert Clcster, Kansas Bu:au of Investigation Supcr- isor for the woslorn part of le stale, and Gray County Al- orney Jay Don Reynolds' say icy have few leads in Ihe case. The FBI's Kennedy says somebody needs lo start making a study of rural crime. The Ohio Farm Bureau, with OO.OUO members from Ihe slate's rural hinterland, is looking into the subject. research services also failed Upmost of them feel shirting popu- t u r n up anything. We really i bilious and negative changes in don|t know how much of a [society are responsible for the crime increase. Some farmers hiive formed vigilante groups lo combat the problem, others dem a n d nmre and belter law en- problom there is out there," Phillips said. G E T T I N G FKKDIiACK lie anil the Farm Bureau s t a f f are getting plenty of feed"Aboul Ihe only tiling wc;bnck, however, f r o m farmers know so far is that nobody knows much about it," said G. Howard Phillips, professor of and small town residents. Howard Docker, assistant director of the Kansas Bureau o[ fnvestigationn says Ihe increase in rural crime rcriccls a general increase all crime. He says the big reason for it is removal of capital punishment. "Aflcr 30 yeas in law enforcement, I lelicvc removal of tion. Research forccment. "Most of the responses blamed the crime increase on capital punishment enters into "tn many areas nconle who'" I K l ' s c 'I 'i'ietl youth, city mi- i it lo a greater degree than any- iust a few" vcars'aeo wouldn't i Brants, people under 30 and thing else. I know a lot of bomi- - - · - ' - ] --· " T-n.MK.... ,...:.i cides are the result of passion, but now there is less fear of killing and of a robbery or some other crime turning into a murder for which you could be hanged. "As long as we had capita! .»*»..»-.-. - .- , - - . , . . - _ ^ . . - . _ . -. MJN,L ft luw V U i l i S il^O \vulllutj L I ° - - · · · · ~ i ,.^« ( ..^ ,,.....,. ... . . rural sociology at Ohio Stale havc (U . t , amcc i of suc |, things |f''iS users." Phillips said. University. l i e s Ihe man the],,,.,, ], )d; ing their doors and i n - i They generally felt the high- Farm Bureau asked to tlircct sm . im ,. P mU's arc going up, loo. I way patrol to be effective and its study. "The University has lo various sources of i n f o n n a - now. we don't know how m u c h ! "Police in rural areas, in my . "And then'there's drugs. The! sheriffs to be poor law enforcc- access-parents are alarmed. Right, mcnl agencies. . . , people oriented,. . and the better you know people punishment, the robbery and ' ' and far be- While House Sports Complex Is Suggested WASHINGTON (AP) - A proposed While H o u s e sporl oinplex would allow President \ird lo step, outside his office,! akc a swim, relax in a sauna, imber up with some exercise quipment and Ihen cool off on a neary' patio. ' The proposal, as put forth by he National Swimming P o o l jistitute would cost as m u c h as $500,000 and is being studied y Ford and a task force pon- lering the possibility of build' ig a pool at the White House. The design calls for the 20 by 40 foot, pool and the other ele- nents'of the complex lo be covered by a permanent roof with i skylight and to be landscaped vilh trees and shrubs for increased security. The institute would build the complex in a clump of trees list steps away from the While louse oval office where presidents do much of their work. Ford has specified t h a t no lax funds be used to pay for any While House pool. The Chamber ot Commerce in 'ord's home lown. Grjnd Rap- ds, Mich., is helping coordinate i fund-raising drive to pay for a. pool. RabirTfo Meet Wilh President Ford WASHINGTON (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Yilhak Rabin and President Ford will meet twice n e x t week, a spokesman says. Press Secretary Jerald F. :erllorst said on Friday the President would welcome Rabin at a formal c e r e m o n y on the South Lawn of the White House Tuesday afternoon, then hold his first meeting with the visitor. They will meet again Thursday morning, and the prime minister and his wife will be guests of President and Mrs. Ford at a state dinner that evening, lerHorst said. Graduates Randall L. Treon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Treon of Rogers, has graduated from the new Naval Basic Combat Systems School at Mare Island, Vallcjo, Calif, and was promoted to the rank of Seaman. 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