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2A- DETROIT FREE PRESSSUNDAY, JULY 1, 1984 the weather THE NATION TODAY Detroit area forecast: Partly cloudy today, high around 80. Clear at night, low in the low to mid-50s. Variable winds five to 10 m.p.h. For local weather at any time call 1-976-1212 or 1-976-1111 (toll calls). m mf im . . .. leB's76 mm Bl"ln9, I ! J y. cool ) o V 82v3rv oYy r I VV 1 , mtm 7457 rr TTrZA lU Salt Lake f Kanaas-pJEJ S J-Z1 , ' City ,r CltyN v ( )V Washington y 1 8656 Denver. 84621 N J Cinatl8V6lt-A ' , VWf T pn Vtr- ' A(J)10681 WARM-J Lm CP Police and prosecutors assert that Donald DeArment, left, struck and strangled his wife, Carol Kresge DeArment, then placed her body in the trunk of his Mercedes. Police, prosecutors wary of pressing Kresge case DeARMENT, from Page 1A her body in the trunk of his Mercedes, leaving bloodstains they hope to prove were hers. Lacking a documented blood type for Carol DeArment, investigators say they will deduce one from blood sam-. pies taken from her husband and children, a technique Oakland County Prosecutor L. Brooks Patterson calls "99 percent" accurate. Results of the blood tests expected soon will tie Donald DeArment to his wife's death, the affidavits say. IN HIS Kresge Foundation office in Troy, Stanley Kresge said "it is assumed that someone met" his granddaughter at the house and "either spirited her away or destroyed her." "Most everyone feels that Don did it, but there's no proof," Kresge said. "That's what I tell people." . Donald DeArment has not made himself available for interviews. His attorney, Robert Harrison, said DeArment is an innocent man trying to survive "police harassment." . ..DeArment, an automotive supplier who owns four Macomb County firms, was fighting a divorce suit filed by his wife at the time she disappeared. Court orders forbade him from touching his wife or entering the family den, where she slept. Carol DeArment charged in court and told friends that after she filed for divorce, her husband repeatedly assaulted her, physically and sexually, that she feared for her safety. Foreboding was aroused in Carol's friend Karen Douthett, 34, who lives across the street in the subdivision of $150,000 homes, when Carol gave her a black sweatshirt she said she found rolled up on the floor of her husband's closet. It contained a combat knife, hunting knife and machete, now held by., Troy police. v.'We heard that he had struck her a couple of times, thrown her down stairs once, at least," said Stanley Kresge. YET POLICE RECORDS do not reflect a history of serious assaults, Trpy police say. Of six reports on file naming Carol DeArment, not one documents a beating or injury to her. On one date, she told police that no assault had occurred, according to the report, although she later charged her husband in court papers with striking her three times and chipping a tooth. ".."He probably did whack her a few times," said Rollinger. But police don't believe the violence "was as bad as people allege that it was," said Sgt. Bill Tullock, spokesman for the Troy po-lki-.l ;. 'Three of the reports are complaints apput wiretaps Donald DeArment had placed to tape his wife's telephone calls, which her friends say he planned to use in court to portray her as a poor njother. Carol DeArment's friends and her mother, Georgia O'Rourke, 61, of Wa-terford Township, say Carol countered by 'taping her husband's phone conversations. Troy police say they are holding both sets of tapes. !The couple's arguments were bitted confirmed O'Rourke, who, much as"she sympathized with her daughter, said she thinks the case is not as onesided as has been portrayed. ; '"I know there's been violence between them and I know that my daughter initiated some of it," she said. The impending divorce threatened Donald DeArment's manhood, said Douthett something she said was highly prized by the non-drinking, non-smoking, physical fitness buff. Early reports implied that DeArment might profit from the death of his wife, often referred to as a "Kresge heiress." The heiress tag is "a lot of baloney," said Stanley Kresge. "She had some funds, but nothing of an heiress type She was already studying to be a stenotypist" so she could support herself after the divorce. "It might be that in the future some trust fund would be coming to her, (but) not any large fund, because the Kresges really don't believe in that stuff," he said. "We think pretty largely that people should work for what they get." IRONICALLY, it was not Carol, but her husband who was wealthy. "He's done very well in business," said Stanley Kresge, recalling that when Donald and Carol were engaged, Don flew the couple to the Kresge family cabin in Maine in his own plane. "He was quite a flyer. He flew us out over the ocean one day, let me handle the controls at one point," said Kresge, who ascribes a net worth to DeArment "in the small millions, two or three or four." Donald DeArment differs with that assessment, asserting in divorce papers that his four companies have a book value under $300,000. One, In-duct-O-Matic, filed a Chapter 1 1 bankruptcy petition nine months ago and is being reorganized, said a company spokesman. A full view of DeArment's finances may never be available, now that the couple's divorce is stalled. Carol DeArment's lawyer, Hanley Gurwin, said an estimated $1.3 million came to Donald DeArment shortly before his wife disappeared. It was a delayed payment from property DeArment sold via condemnation proceedings for the General Motors Corp. Poletown plant in Detroit, Gurwin said. "The total amount was close to $2 million, some of which had already been paid," he said. To pursue Carol DeArment's divorce settlement, Gurwin said, "I wanted to find out where this money went, which corporations it went to." Gurwin said he arranged for an accountant to trace the money, but DeArment's attorneys stalled for a week or so. A date for the audit was finally agreed on, Gurwin said, but a few days before, Carol DeArment disappeared. "Then they called and said, 'Don't come, because we won't let you in,' " Gurwin said. Donald DeArment's divorce attorney, Daniel Devine, confirmed that an auditor was denied access to the records after Carol's disappearance. But Devine said he has no knowledge of the payment Gurwin describes. And, Devine said, "We didn't stall anything. . . .There's no question there was an order for an exam of books and records, and we were in the orderly process of accomplishing that when she disappeared for all we know, walked out." EXTENDED OUTLOOK FOR DETROIT Monday: Fair. High in the low to mid-80s, low in the 50s. Tuesday: Fair. High In low to mid-80s, low in the 50s. Wednesday: Fair. High in the low to mld-80s, low in the mid-50s to mid-60s. CLIMATIC ALMANAC Temperature: Saturday's unofficial high was 78; the low was 59. Records for June 30: high 96 (1931), low 47 (1943). One year ago today: high 85, low 69. Normal for June 30: high 82, low 59. Departure from normal for the year: minus 104. Precipitation: Saturday: none. June: 1.04 Inches. Year: 12.35 inches. Heating degree days: Friday: zero. Month: nine. For the season: 6,948. Cooling degree days: Friday: five. Month: 187. For the season: 202. Sun rises today at 6:01 a.m., sets at 9:13 p.m. Phases of the moon: First quarter, Thursday; full moon, July 12; last quar ter, July 20; new moon, July 28. Moon rises today at 8:27 a.m., sets at 11:41 p.m. RECENT DETROIT TEMPERATURES mmJmml """Vjr I Orleans tr ""- 1 mm high pressuraV f Ismail Code: Cy clear iQ) partly cloudy overcast rain low pressure center numbers Indicate predicted highlow Date High Low 624 56 625 78 54 626 45 627 78 60 628 58 629 78 61 local weatherfacts Copyright by Michael Behold THE WEEK AHEAD Normal highs for the first week of July rise from 82 to 83. The normal low temperature is 60. The record high temperature is 100 reached in 1911 on July 3 and in 1977 on July 6. The record low temperature is 42 on July 6, 1972 the other dally record lows are in the upper 40s. Normal precipitation for this week is .73 inches. A year ago, July started out warm and muggy but turned cool after the Fourth. Highs for July 1-7, 1983, fell from 90 on the 2d to 71 on the 5th. Lows fell from 70 on the 3d to 48 on the 6th, which turned out to be the low for the month. Precipitation totaled .45 inches, with two thunderstorms. TODAY'S CANADIAN FORECASTS CITY WEA HILO CITY WEA HILO Calfary Edmonton Halifax Montreal Ottawa Quebec City tunny tunny sunny tunny tunny tunny 7246 7046 8461 7350 8461 8457 Retina St. Johns Toronto Vancouver Victoria Winnlpei tunny 7350 thwrt 6854 sunny 7954 shwrs 6350 shwrs 6348 tunny 7555 . MICHIGAN TODAY ajpMarquette S.S.Marlew ' Cod9; ' f OT805cit I 0 clear jM , f 7955 Jff Cjf partly cloudy 7955 SajJ" Wroset Grand Pi. Huronl fTN i kJP fP 6056 f! W rain D5!i?"5 f Kalamazoo M : , numbera Indicate predicted highlow Saturday's Michigan high was 80 at Pellston; the low was 45 at Sault Ste. Marie-Lower Peninsula: Fair Monday through Wednesday. Highs in the low to mid-80s, lows in the mid-50s to mid-60s. Upper Peninsula: Partly cloudy Monday. Chance of thundershowers Tuesday and Wednesday. Highs in the upper 70s to mid-80s, lows in the low 50s to low 60s. TODAY'S LAKE FORECASTS Erie: NE winds at 10 to 15 knots, waves two to three feet. Huron: N to NE winds at five to 15 knots, waves less than two feet. St. Clair: N to NE winds at five to 15 knots, waves less than two feet. Michigan: Fair. SE winds at five to 1 5 knots, waves calm to two feet. Superior: Partly cloudy. S to SW at 10 to 20 knots, waves two to four feet. OTHER U.S. CITY FORECASTS CITY WEA HILO CITY WEA HILO CITY WEA HILO Albany ptcldy 8360 El Paso ptcldy 9765 Plttsbur(h shwrs 7558 Albuq'que ptcldy 9165 vansville ptcldy 8462 Portland Me ptcldy 7558 Amarillo ptcldy 8862 Fairbanks ptcldy 7651 Portland Or ptcldy 7457 Anchorage ptcldy 6755 Fargo ptcldy 7955 Providence cloudy 7864 Asheville ptcldy 8060 Flagstafl tstrms 8050 Raleigh tstrtns 8565 AtlantlcClty shwrs 7667 Hartford cloudy 8262 Rapid City ptcldy 7554 Austin ptcldy 9875 Helena ptcldy 7648 Reno sunny 9148 Baltimore cloudy 7965 Honolulu sunny 8773 Richmond cloudy 8466 Birmingham sunny 8160 Ind'apolis ptcldy 8059 Sacramento sunny 10365 Bismarck sunny 8352 Jackson tstrms 8868 San Antonio ptcldy 9875 Boise sunny 8652 Jacks'ville tstrms 8871 San Diego sunny 7867 Buffalo ptcldy 7761 Juneau rain 6048 San Juan ptcldy 9175 Burlington sunny 8360 Las Vegas sunny 10474 Shreveport ptcldy 8768 Charlotte ptcldy 8564 Little Rock ptcldy 8866 Spokane sunny 8156 Char'ton SC cloudy 8470 Louisville sunny 8261 St PlTampa tstrms 8875 Char'ton WV ptcldy 7760 Memphis sunny 8468 Syracuse ptcldy 8060 cloudy 7050 Milwaukee sunny 7660 Topeka ptcldy 8861 Crjl'mbia SC cloudy 8465 Nashville sunny 8262 Tucson ptcldy 9873 CoI'mbusOh sunny 7460 Norfolk tstrms 8270 Tulsa ptcldy 9167 Dayton sunny 7759 Ok'ma City ptcldy 9167 Wichita ptcldy 9062 Des Moines ptcldy 8262 Omaha ptcldy 8462 WHkes-B're shwrs 7263 Dukith tunny 7954 Orlando tstrms 9172 Wilmington tstrms 7965 AROUND THE WORLD YESTERDAY CITY HVLO CITY HILO Amsterdam 5945 Madrid 8655 Athens 9166 Manila 8675 Bangkok 9182 Meiico City 7954 Barbados 8475 Moscow 7359 Buenos Ar 5543 Nassau 8873 Beirut 8268 New Delhi 10289 Belgrade 7557 Nicosia 9575 Berlin 6348 Paris 6854 Bogota 6348 Peking 9072 Brussels 6550 Rio 7059 Cairo 9368 Rome 8655 Copenh'gen 6146 Santiago 5745 Dublin 6155 Sao Paulo 8852 Frankfurt 6146 Seoul 8666 Geneva 7255 Singapore 8872 Helsinki 6154 Stockholm 6657 Hong Kong 8679 Sydney 6148 Jerusalem 8463 Tel Aviv 8268 Jo'burg 6150 Taipei 9177 Kiev 7759 Tokyo 8168 Lima 6859 Vienna 6157 London 6450 Warsaw 54NA TRAVELERS' FORECASTS Boston: Chance of thunderstorms Monday through Wednesday. Highs In the 80s, lows in the 60s. Chicago: Fair Monday through Wednesday. Highs in the 80s, lows in the 60s. Miami: Partly cloudy, chance of thunderstorms Monday through Wednesday. Highs around 90, lows in 70s. New York City: Chance of showers Monday and Tuesday. Partly sunny Wednesday. Highs in the 80s, lows in the 60s. Washington, D.C.: Chance of showers Monday and Tuesday. Partly cloudy Wednesday. Highs in the 80s, lows around 70. Information Is from the National Weather Service, AP, UPI and Free Press reports. It was compiled by Joe Rossiter. f- V . DONALD DeARMENT, now 58, was 21 years older than Carol Kresge when he married her, several months after divorcing his first wife in 1969. Carol was 22, a dropoijt frpm Western Michigan University workirg asa' clerk for the Oakland County Friend of the Court. O'Rourke said she believes Carol's Qttrarttnn tn an nlripr man tpH tn a "generation gap" between her husband's sexual mores and hers. " "(To) a man of his age, your wife is your possession and you're entitled to services," O'Rourke said bluntly. r .'- Douthett said DeArment often left a $5D or $100 bill in her jewelry box "if she was good the night before." ' Douthett and Jeanne Leich, who each calls herself "Carol's best friend," said Carol outgrew the dependent relationship in which, according to Leich, her husband "wouldn't let her choose her own friends ... her own activities." - V AFTER THE disappearance, Harrison, Donald DeArment's defense attorney, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, repeatedly delayed police attempts to obtain evidence. After months of legal maneuvering, however, police got two search warrants this spring. The first was used to take blood samples from DeArment and his three children, Christy, 13, t Julie, Uj anjj Bryan, 8. f Poljce. ttsed aecorfd tyjrrjint to dig up part of the DeArment backyard, seeking clothing and jewelry, thought by a neighbor to have been buried there by DeArment. Police found "nothing but earthworms," said Harrison. Investigators admit privately that they'd like more evidence. More than one official close to the DeArment investigation has mentioned a case just finished in Macomb County that has them running scared the acquittal June 15 of Robert Deroo, charged with killing his wife and two young children. The case was largely circumstantial. "We just hope this one doesn't turn out like that," said a Troy police officer. Lillian Hellman in a 1981 photo Lillian Hellman, author of the play 'Little Foxes,' dies VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. - (AP) Playwright Lillian Hellman, whose "The Little Foxes" became a classic portrayal of a wealthy and rapacious Southern family, died Saturday at the age of 79. Hellman, whose work also was the basis for the movie "Julia," died of cardiac arrest at Martha's Vineyard Hospital, near her summer home on Vineyard Haven Harbor. Peter Feibleman, an author and close friend, said in Los Angeles that Hellman had been seriously ill for about a year and a half and was in "pretty severe discomfort." Novelist and journalist John Her-sey, another close friend and a neighbor of Hellman, said: "Her fight all through her life was to have existence better than it could be for most human beings. So it was difficult going but always exhilarating to be with her. She was, I think, one of the four or five most important playwrights we've had in this time." Hellman's first play was "The Children's Hour" in 1934. She wrote at least three books that might be consid ered memoirs: "Pentimento" in 1973, "An Unfinished Woman" in 1969 and "Scoundrel Time" in 1976. She had a long and stormy relationship with Dashiell Hammett, the private detective-turned-author who wrote such detective classics as "The Maltese Falcon" and "The Thin Man." They met in 1931 and were together off and on until his death in 1961. Her writings had international political themes such, as isolationism and the rise of fascism, in "Watch on the Rhine" in 1941 and "The Searching Wind" in 1944. In 1952, before the House Un-American Activities Committee, she denied she was a member of the Communist Party, and refused to testify about the political activities of her associates. "Scoundrel Time" was her account of the communist witch-hunts of the Sen. Joseph McCarthy, years. -b? 1 DAYS VALUES YEAR-ROUND SUMMERTIME BASKETS...IT'S A PICNIC Baskets for outdoor dining and decoration. Handwoven by Basketville of ash and oak. ..and finished in various tones of Vermont maple. Pine bottoms and hardwood handles. As shown above, with oval shape and slatted top, 19"x11"x10"H, $40. Center, with country cover and open midsection for carrying bottles, 1812"x13"x11"H, $30. Below, with hinged country slat cover, pie and cake tray, 13"x13"x8"H, $25. Find picnic baskets of quality, fairly priced at Jacobson's. Jacobsons We welcome Jacobson's Charge Card or The American Express" Card. Ann Arbor Birmingham Dearborn East Lansing East Grand Rapids Grosse Pointe Jackson Kalamazoo Rochester Saginaw Toledo 1

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