Tutsday, November 9, 1976
Man peeks death; court stays execution
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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SALT LAKE CITY U.Pt - The Frank Wilkins and Richard,
Utah Supreme Court issued a Maughan, the court said only
stay of execution yesterday for that the stay was granted.
convicted ,killer Gary Mark IT WAS requested by attor-
Gilmore, despite two regests neys Graig Snyder and Michael
by Gilmore that he be shot by Esli
a firing squad as scheduhld in GTLMOJz , was convicted last
seven days. month of slaving a Provo motel'
The court did not specify the cl'&rk July 22, and is charged
length of the delay, which was with the slaying of a service
requested by two court appoint- station attendant July 21.
ed attorneys. Gilrnore, who has spent 18 of
THE COURT said it would his 36 years in penal institu-
review the case before deciding tions, says he wants to face the
the length of the stay. firing .squad next Monday rather
The execution had been set than spend the rest of his life
for next Monday and the stay in Prison.
came the same day that Gil- THE attorneys appointed to
more had , sent the court the d-fend him say he fired them
second of two requests that he after they decided his case
be executed on schedule. should be appealed so that con-
In a statement signed by Jus- stitutional questions could be
tices J. Allan Crockett, D. heard.
Meanwhile, Gilmore's uncle,
Vern Damico, a shoe repair-
man in Provo, said in a tele-
phone interview the incident has
been hard on the family.
He said he would not try to
ston the execution because his
nephew "did wrong and knows
that deep down.''
BUT Damico said Gilmore's
mother, a bed - ridden arth-
ritic living in Wilwaukee, Ore.,
wants the execution prevented.
Damico said Gilmore's trou-
ocked; tension rises
(Continued from Page 1) of anv stalemate, saving, "We
promise on what they call the, had always planned to come
"Kissinger plan," which Rho- back at this time for consulta-
desian Prime Minister Ian tion. This is a very difficult
Smith accepted after talks with problem. It's very comolicated
U.S. Secretary of State Henry with a history of hostility and
Kissinger earlier this year. suspicion .
7 nights a week
That elan calls for ,a biracial
ble in Utah may stem from an ruling council with a white
incident in which a girl told chairman, and for leaving the
him she was "going back to one army and police in white control.
of her husbands." The black nationalists also have
Gilmore's letter to the court rejected that proposal, and in-
dated yesterday asked that any sist on immediate black control
attempts by others to prevent inerm government
1"1 of the
RICHARD, on arrival at Lon-
don's Heathrow airport, said he
was "moderately encouraged"
by the talks.
"We're now down to the hard
bargaining part of it," he de-
"We've got over the emotional
dis exeention be consderenu
Two American observers at
Frat initiation deAti may
result in student expulsions
NEW YORK (AP) - All of
the students involved could be
expelled if hazing was involved
in the stabbing death of a teen- I
aged pledge during military
fraternity rites, a spokesman
for St. John's University said
At the same time, the spokes-
man continued to deny that haz-
ing played a role in the death,
but a former member of the
group said that hazing was a
part of the ritual of the ROTC
"IT WAS PROBABLY the re-
sult of too much zeal on the
part of the students in attempt-
ing to perfect their military
tactical skills," said Martin
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Gies list scheduled for adoption
early next year.
"There will be a definite con-
frontation with the Endangered
Species Act is plans for the
dams continue," Dyer told the
Maine chapter of the Appala-
chian Motntain Club.
B O T H Dyer and University
of Maine botanist Charles Rich-
ards, who teamed up on a two-
week survey of the Dickey area,
agreed that the furbish louse-
wort had little intrinsic worth.
"It has no cemmercial value.
It's not pretty or beautiful,""
said Richards. "It's scientific,
entirely. It's a rare plant that
might become extinct."
Congress so far haseappro-
priated funds only for environ-
mental impact and feasibility
studies connected with the pro-
ject, which calls for construc-
tion of two dams on theUpe
St. John in northerniostMaine.
ONE OF the dams would be
at Dickev, the other downriver
Fornmore than a decade, the
Dickey - Lincoln project has
been a pet Project of congress-
men from New England. Tt is
designed to generate 1.2 billion
kilowatt hours of electricity per
First opposed by private pow-
er companies, the project is
now a chief target of environ-
mental groups fighting to pre-
serve the Upper St. John, one
of the last wild rivers in the'
Dyer said he doesn't opposei
the project, but has yet to be
convinced it should be under-
taken. "We're trying to be as
objective as we can," he said.
Healev, St. John's public rela-1
tinns director. 1
"If they really were hazing,
all, the students who took part
could be expelled. I understand
state law makes it a misde-;
One former member of the I
ROTC groun, the Pershing Ri-,
fles, a national military frater-
nitv, said in an interview,
"They're sick and the sooner'
thev put an end to that type ,
of hazing, the better off they'll
be. It's gone too far. It had
gone too far when I was in. It
gets too dangerous."
THE FORMER member of r
the group asked that he not be
quoted by name.
Thomas Fitzgerald, the vic-
tim of Friday night's stabbing,
was a student at Queens Col-
lege and a member of the St.
John's ROTC unit. He would
have been 20 years old today.
Police said he was stabbed by
James Savino, 21, a cadet sec-
ond lieutenant, during a night-
time fraternity ritual on tiny,
uninhabited Indian Island off the
south short of Long Island.
SAVINO WAS being held with-
out bail in the Suffolk County
jail on' a murder charge. He de-
nied any intent to harm Fitz-
gerald. Savino lived in Bay-
side, Queens, and attended Ste-
vens Institute of Technology in
Abo - 1' members and pledg-
es of P ershing Rifles went to
the 50-acre island for the night-
time sim"lPtion of a c
tir, between prisoners
and their cantors. Fi
wns nlavin the role o
soner and was wearing
en nlar ie that cove
chest as a shield.
As noliPe reconstruc
tr ieru, Savino nosed a
ernv officer and stabbed
gerald with a jingle
knife in an attempt to
date the "prisoner." S
the shield slinTed and
inch knife plnaged in
Gerald's chest, severing
artprv to the heart. offic
"AS FAR AS I'M co
it was nranthorized tr
;aid Lt. Col. James
nOTC commander at St
Me refused to accept t
The former fraternif
ber said he underwen
to vin his way intoF
Rifles, founded in 1894
ond Lt. John "Black
Pershing, who became1
eral in command of th
Expeditionary Force in
during World War I.
"It's supposed to be
a mental thing," the
continued, "to break d
pledge, to test his en
But sometimes it cang
ty physical and that
you can get into troubl
try to make it realistic
Funeral services will
for Fitzgerald tomorrow
-- the talks, Asst. Secretary of
State William Schaufele nd Richard, Britain's ambassador
John Reinhardt, flew back to to the United Nations, said one
Washington early yesterday to of the first big problems had
report to Kissinger. been to persuade Smith and the
four black nationalist leaders to
THERE HAVE been increas-; sit down together and discuss
ing calls for either Kissinger or j the issues.
g British Foreign Secretary An-I
thony Crosland to appear at the lIE CALLED his 24-hour te-
onfronta- talks to try to break the dead- turn to confere with Crosland
of war lock. "routine."
itzgerald Schaufele, on returning to One white Rhodesian source
f a pri- Washington, told reporters the said before Richard's departure
a wood- possibility of Kissinger going to was announced that he believes
red his Geneva had been discussed. "At that "somebody or'other has to
this point it''s much too early to bring back a sense of -espon-
'ted the say whether his presence would'sibility into the proceedings."
is an en- be required," he said. "He's Smith has often said in r'cent
at Fitz- never ruled it out." 's' weeks that a new Kissinger in-
survival Schaufele denied that he and volvement would be "wonder-
intimi Reinhardt had returned because'Su
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