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Detroit, Michigan
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Saturday, April 8, 1967
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Free Press Telephones To Place Want Ads 222-6800 For Home Delivery 222-6500 City News Desk 222-6600 Insurance Dept. 222-6470 All Other Calls 222-6400 etwt mttt Today's Chuckle . . . Did you ever stop to think that parking meters are nothing more than legalized gambling? The city bets you $1 to 5 cents you won't be back in an hour. Saturday, April 8, 1967 THE SECOND FRONT PAGE Page 3, Section A $250,000 Called Charity Scheme Goal Mum ii "mtf wmu,u. mmm, , - y t 1 ii i ' 1 PI ' A 'I'l f V v yv' I ' i 4Wmf?''J: I .-Pill ' " : ' $ ' : i - - n g ' ' - i& . ... miiiiir ii.hmii iri . BY JEROME HANSEN Free Press Staff Writer Leaders of a group accused of operating a charity racket hoped to collect $250,000 a year in Michigan and planned to expand their operation nationwide, a witness testified Friday in Warren Municipal Court. The witness was Larry John Murdock of 19335 Huntington. He was one of 32 persons subpenaed to appear in a felony examination of eight defendants arrested March 30 on charges of obtaining money under false pretenses and violating the state charitable solicitation law. THE DEFENDANTS were arrested in an office at 24917 Van Dyke, Center Line. The state attorney general's office co-operated with Center Line and Warren police in the raid. The group, operating under ' Free Press Photo Defendants at hearing on charity scheme hide their faces from cameraman Fre Press Photo Wally shows where Lassie bit him Shots Cause Allergy 79 m m Dog issing Perils Boy, 9 If Lassie doesn't come home by Monday, one of her former best friends Wally Stark, 9 faces 10 more painful rabies shots. Wally, son of the Robert W. Starks of 21340 Karl, was bitten March 26 when he crawled under a picnic table and wagged a finger at the small, reddish-brown spaniel ..that was munching on a bone. Lassie dashed away and hasn't come home since. She -belongs to Mr. and Mrs. Don Balmforth, of 21405 Karl, who live a half block from the Starks. Dr. Clarence Kluck, Wally's physician, gave the boy three rabies shots, which caused a violent, painful rash and swelling. Then he tried a second vaccine, duck embryo, which also caused painful symptoms. DR. KLUCK decided to wait until Monday, the last possible moment, to finish the vaccine series. If Lassie is found alive and Well, she can go home safely and Wally won't need the shots. ' If Lassie is found dead or 111 from rabies, the shots will be needed to save Wally's life. By now, Lassie would be showing symptoms if she were rabid. Wally, home for lunch from the 5B class at Holcomb Elementary School, "Friday, was philosophic about his abrupt fame and the big search. "My gym teacher Is hunting for Lassie and that will help," he said confidently. "My other teachers said they'd keep their eye out too." JOSEPH ZAREMBA, head health, inspector of the city's quarantine division, said a televised picture of an Irish setter like the wanted dog hadn't helped the search. "We have two men out there today searching and looking at all stray dogs," he said. "They're also looking over the dogs police and individual families have picked up." Mrs. Balmforth thought she had a picture of. the 10-month old dog taken last summer. But the developed film showed a thumb where the dog should have been. "She's like a jrolden retriever but shorter, a foot and a half tall. She's wearing; a brown collar with a silver name plate and silver studs and she has a long tail and a white diamond marking on her chest," Mrs. Balmforth said. The Balmforths are certain Lassie isn't rabid, but say she hadn't had her shots. She's always been gentle with their own three children and with ,Wally. She's never strayed before nor been ill. Mrs. Stark said her son's reactions to the serum were so violent she had to pack him in ice to help the swelling and pain. "If the reactions continue or become too severe, the shots may have to be stopped," Dr. Kluck said. "But we have to recommend them. There's no cure for rabies. Probably the dog is well, but if there's one chance she isn't, you can't risk it." Roads Blocked, Railroad Fined Special to the Fret Prist MONROE The New York Central was fined $900 plus $150 court costs Friday for three in cidents of its trains blocking roads for more than the five minutes permitted by a state law. The railroad pleaded guilty to the charges, involving long de-lavs at crossings on Lotus Drive in Erie Township, Hurd Road near Monroe and Ready Road near Newport. illlllpSSiili the name United Crippled Children's Fund Inc., may have collected as much as $100,000 since February, State Attorney General Frank Kel-ley said. Murdock, a real estate salesman, testified that one of the leaders of the operation, Lee Williford, told him that the organization "couldn't possibly help one crippled child for at least a year." Most of the money collected the first year was to be used to expand. In addition, 35 percent of collections would be consumed in administrative costs, Murdock said he was told. Murdock also testified that another defendant, Theodore Denuszek, told a prospective donor on the telephone: "We are the Michigan chapter of the Easter Seal Foundation." Under cross-examination, Murdock admitted that he had conferred with Center Line police and the attorney general's staff before he accepted a job with the organization. It was not made clear, however, whether he was deliberately planted by police as an Informer. Warren Municipal Judge Verne Boewe reduced the bail of $25,000 for each person to amounts ranging from $500 to $5,000 each. The hearing was recessed until 1 :30 p.m. Thursday. Nine persons were arrested in the March 30 raid. One defendant, Patricia Lee Walter, 20, of Roseville, waived examination and was referred to Circuit Court for trial. The atttorney general's office also released the name of another suspect wanted in connection with the operation. He was identified as Jay Bonner, alias Fred B. Baron. His whereabouts are unknown, police said. The three incorporators of-United Crippled Children's Fund Inc. are Williford, of 14946 Pinehurst, Walter R. Burnette of 26805 Bryan, and Margret Gaines of 14204 Eleven Mile, Roseville. - The other defendants are Kenneth Douglas, 26, Flint; Sydney Mann. 1400 E. Jefferson; Patricia Walter; Denuszek, 45, of the Bella Motel, Center Line; George Culver, 22, Mt. Clemens, and Mrs. Delores McNeil, 21, Warren. IT. GOV. MILLIKEN: Ayes have it. Poll Finds Most Favor Income Tax Fret Press Lansing Staff LANSING Lt. Gov. William G. Milliken said Friday a sur vey of community leaders showed nearly two-thirds supported tax revision, including a state income tax. The survey also showed that 45 percent felt that state government spends too much or provides too many non-essential services. Milliken said he received a 30 percent return on questionnaires mailed to 4,050 mayors, school administrators, business men, industrialists, union lead ers and other opinion molders. Three-fourths of respondents volunteered comments and 10 percent signed questionnaires THE TAX question came after queries on government efficiency and spending, especially for schools and teacher salaries. Sixty-four percent said yes, 26 percent no and 10 percent gave no answer to: "Do you think we should change our tax structure to in elude an income tax on individuals, corporations and financial institutions?" Questionnaires circulated by more than two dozen legislators have produced a wide variety of conclusions as lawmakers seek guidance on tax and spending decisions. Milliken's survey indicated tax reform, crime, delinquency and education were the top three problems in Michigan, in that order. Municipal Local OKs Take-Over BY PATRICK J. OWENS Fret Press Labor Writer The American Federation of State, County and Munici pal Employes (AFSCME) took control of its Detroit Council 77 Friday. The council, which claims 10,000 members, is the union of most City of Detroit em ployes. Tom Fitzpatrick, the union's regional director for Michigan, was named administrator by Jerry Wurf of Washington, the international president. Dele gates to a council meeting at the Pick-Fort Shelby Hotel re quested th action. OFFICIALLY, the takeover was to tighten up the council's extraordinarily complicated procedure for bargaining with the city. A second reason, lt was learned, was that Wurf thought the administratorship would give him a freer hand in deal ing with an allegedly errant council staff representative. Officials of the International union believe tney nave ais covered discrepancies in the ex pense accounts oi the state member, a veteran in the coun cil. In 1965, the last year for which the federal government has records, he received about $10,000 In salary- and expenses from the council. Wurf, who became AFSCME president in 1965, is a zealot on the subject of morality among union officials. Council 77 represents munici pal employes in Wayne County, It also has members in private hospitals and social work agen cies in and around Wayne County. It has been in turmoil since 1965, when the Legislature le galized collective bargaining for most Michigan public em ployes. LONG ESTABLISHED as municipal union for city em ployes without bargaining rights the council has had difficulty in making the transition to a milit ant union with bargaining pow er. One of the council's problems is that it has an unwieldy bar gaining committee of 33 mem bers. The big committee- will con tinue to take part in the nego tiations, but Fitzpatrick now has the power to make policy de cisions William S. Van Zandt, an in ternational representative who has been directing Council 77' day-to-day activities said Friday that any agreement reached at the bargaining table would be referred to the locals for rati fication. The union says it must sign its first agreement with the city by July 1 and that all economic is sues must be decided by April 24. Want Ads Reach More Free Press Readers on Sunday Reach more prospects without spending a penny more! Phone in your Want Ad by 1:30 p.m. today and it will appear in all editions of tomorrow's Free Press. You'll get fast-ACTION with a Free Press Want Ad. Dial 222-6800 eafarers Threatenim xike Checker Cab io ' '"J- ' 5 'J V .(.- & V( '-. V V Is' '- V , , S" " S1"" 1 n nn n - V1 " . N. NN n ' NN WV - - "' -- --v." . 3t,- -vn Z '"N-:j''' 5' S- flifi ?3,w J Free Presi Photo by BERT EMANUELE Sandwich creator Fred Henwood: Good things come in looooong packages M eet the Chomp Champ! ! BY JEAN SHARLEY Frt Press Staff Writer A six-foot sandwich was introduced in Detroit Friday for people with wide front doors and many friends with big mouths. It makes that old sandwich champ, the Submarine, look like a rowboat. ITS INVENTORS, Ford C. Henwood and Herbert Shapiro, are convinced it is the certain route to social success for people who can't play the piano. Henwood and Shapiro dallied around with a number of food specialties before hitting on the sandwich-by-the-yard, which they call Hero-Lad. They have the French bread baked in one of the few places around town with a six-foot oven. The 15-pound sandwich is packed with Italian meats, cheeses, pimento, anchovies, fresh oregano and other things at Bowman's Farm Cupboard, in Southfield. Available on 24-hour notice, the long one is delivered to the door. If the door isn't wide enough, it comes through the window. At the Free Press, it came up the freight elevator. TRIED OUT experimentally at several parties, the sandwich was a smash. "People were so flabbergasted, they couldn't talk," said Mrs. Anna Bowman. The dangling Dagwood is being marketed complete with knife and cutting board, in four sizes $17.50 for a three-footer; $22.50 for the four-footer; $25.50 for the five-footer; and $29.95 for the six-footer. The Torpedo used to be a big sandwich around Detroit, Henwood said. Now it's only a bullet, man. Body in Lake Carries Papers Of Milkman Special to the Free Press MONROE The body of man, believed to be that of a Harper Woods resident who disappeared Dec. 19, was found Friday in Lake Erie just off the Port of Monroe. Papers found in clothing Indicated the body was that of Earl F. Ball, 59, of 1921g Ber-den, Harper Woods. Mrs. Lillian Ball reported to Harper Woods police Dec. 22 that she last saw her husband Dec. 19. His car was found Dec. 24 near a spillway leading into Lake St Clair near Mt Clemens. Harper Woods police said that BalL a milk delivery truck driver, had been having financial problems. j Teen Couple Released in Hotel Killing Two teen-agers questioned in the slaying of an elderly widow resident of the Madison-Lenox Hotel were cleared of charges Friday after their examination before Recorder s Judge Samuel H. Olsen. Olsen said there was not suf ficient cause to hold them for trial. They had been charged with larceny from a building. THE PAIR. Andrew Flowers, 19, and a 15-year-old girl, were arrested after police reported finding the girl's fingerprints on a purse belonging to me mur der victim, Mrs. Bieanora uoaa, 63. Mrs. Dodd, a resident of the hotel, was found stabbed to death in her room on March 20 Her purse was found on a fire escape landing. The couple had been employed by a contractor painting rooms in the hotel. A Romney-Praof Jacket? BY ROGER LANE Chief of Our Lansing Bureau LANSING Gov. Romney got "intense," the Republican Senate leader, Emil Lockwood, may get a new lapel-less suit jacket Romney and Lockwood argued spiritedly for 10 minutes in a Capitol corridor over the Senate leader's view that tax reform was dead for this session of the Legislature A widely reported version of the incident unconfirmed by either of the participants, had Romney grasping Lockwood's jacket lapels. DEMOCRATS STARTED a collection for a new coat for Lockwood. An invitation to all senators to chip in was broadcast Friday on the floor by Senator Coleman Young, D-Detroit ; "Out of consideration for the esteemed majority leader," Young announced, "we have now collected $15.51 to buy him a lapel-less jacket because of what happened to the leader's clothing in line of duty." Lockwood, a 200-po under who won a medal in AAU wrestling competition as a University of Michigan undergraduate, minimized his encounter with the governor. "He may. have put his hand on my shoulder when he said: 'Emil, I want to talk with you. He got pretty intense, but I don't remember any grabbing of lapels," he said. '. I it s , 7 fir 4. $ - " , t, s - , n., ' ' )tU i ' '' a- "' ( , ' n. 'A , ' I - j iwmJM n n tew 'NAajg''imhii.Mr "' ' . Sen. Lockwood, with lapels Walkout Likely for Convention BY PATRICK J. OWENS Free Press Labor Writer Detroit's major cab company is threatened with a strike during the American Welding Society convention April 24-28. Officials from the Seafarers International Union (AFL-CIO) and its Local 10 at Detroit met for three hours Friday with Checker Cab negotiators in an effort to reach a contract that would end more than five years of unionization efforts. Little progress was reported. Checker has 887 of Detroit's 1,400 taxis. Drivers voted Sunday at a meeting attended by about 300 to sanction a strike. THE LIKELIEST strike date, union strategists said, was during a convention, when the impact of a strike would be most pronounced. They're thinking about the welding society meeting, which 8,000 to 10,000 are expected to attend. 'I don't even want to think about it," a spokesman for the Detroit Visitors and Convention Bureau groaned when asked what impact a taxi strike might have then. Checker is an ownership asso ciation, with 286 members own ing from one to 18 cabs each. The company had denied that it was an employer under federal labor law. The U.S. Supreme Court in January ruled that Checker was an employer and must bargain with the drivers. The Seafarers, who started signing the cab drivers in 1951, had held up its efforts to repre sent them pending outcome of the litigation. Victor Hanson, union attor ney, contends that the company requests bargaining by individ ual cab owners and is violating the Supreme Court's ruling. The cab drivers claim they make from $50 to $100 a week. and work mostly 5 to seven days a week. The average day runs 10 to 12 hours, they say. The union is demanding a seniority system, a pension, medical benefits and vacations. Union officials have asked city councilmen for a 20-cejit additional fare for each passenger in a cab. Five of the 20 cents would go to the cab's owner. The other 15 cents would finance the health and welfare benefits. The owners have declined to support the fare increase request. The union seeks a union shop, under which all drivers would have to join the Seafarers within a few weeks of going to work at Checker. There'll be no contract signed without this pro vision, Hanson and Farnen say. Also demanded are: A flat 50-50 split of meter readings between the driver and the owner. Day drivers now get a 40-60 split unless they gross $110 a week. Night drivers get the 40-60 up to $130 a week, with the percentage going to 50-50 after these "minimums" are reached. Checker assumption of losses in robberies. At present, Hanson said, the driver loses change he is required to carry as well as his tips and metered income.

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