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Tuesday, July 13, 1976


Page Three

"Despondent" janitor guns down 6

F ULLERTON, Calif. (1 - A college
custodian fatally shot six college em-
ployes in the school's library yesterday
after telling his estranged wife that "it
was his last day to live,"_ authorities
Among the dead was one of the found-
ing professors of California State Uni-
versity at Fullerton.
THE CUSTODIAN, Edward Charles
Allaway, 37, was arrested at a nearby
motel shortly after the shooting spree
at the Fullerton school and was booked
for investigation of murder, Fullerton
police reported. Police said he was de-
u w ' t 4 x J spondent over the breakup of his mar-
Three other persons were wounded
critically during the brief but terror-
' - filld rampage, authorities added.
x"At first, everybody in the office
thought it was. a student just making
noise," said eyewitness Gloria Morales,
20, a library employe. "Then I heard
F -'- soohebody say, 'lie's shooting, he's shoot-
ing!' - ng Then I heard crying and )eriple
- runnig down the hall"
- Mhr11 AlES SAID the gunman ran past
her withiit even glancing in tiher direc-
It seemed as if ie knew exactly who
he was ging after," said another eye-
witness, Molty Lopez, a student assistant
at the library.
Larry Green, an administrative assist-
ant of the school's Instrucetional Media
Center in the baseinent where the shoot-
ing began, said, "I heard shots and
grabbed a piece of iron, an iron stake.
I ran up the hall, but I guess I was at-
ways just behind him."
ALLAWAY telephoned authorities fron
the Milton Inn to turn himself in, authori-
ties reported in this Orange County
suburb some 30 miles south of los An-
Before calling authorities Allaway
talked briefly with his 22-year-old es-
- tringed wife, Bonnie Allaway, a part-
time waitress at the motel, the estab-
mlisient's manager said.
Bonnie said he called her early this
noning and told her not to go to work,"
a fellow employe of Ms. Allaway said.
She said he told her it was his last
d ty to live." That call was made before
the shootings.
AP Photo ALLAWAY, who lives in nearby Ana-
- -iheim, fled immediately after the shoot-
ings, which left bodies strewn in the
Bird dealer, Joseph Griffith, says parrots, like the one on top of his head, are library basement, where he had begun
becoming the most popular contraband for smugglers to bring into the country firing the .22-caliber rifle, on the first
from Mexico. He says a Scarlet Macaw that costs $ISO south of the border, floor and on the steps of the building.
brings $700 from American bird lovers. Among the dead identified by authori-
Ford approves energy

ties were Steve Becker, 32, son of 9
professor at the school, and Seth Fes-
senden, 72, professor emeritus at the
Other victims for whom no ages were
known, were identified as PaulI erzberg,
Bruce Jacobson, Donild Karges and
Deborah Paulsen.
THE THREE wounded were identified
by a St. Jude llospital spokesman as
Frank Teplansky, 50, of Anaheim; May-
nard Hoffman, 65, of Fullerton; and
Donald Karon, 55, also of Fullerton. All
were in critical condition, the hospital
spokesman said.
Authorities said Allaway did not resist
arrest when they arrived at the motel,
although eyewitnesses at the motel said
he first attempted to flee through a ban-
quet room when the police arrived.
Authorities said he had left rifle in his
Mary Ferguson, Ms. Allmaay's super-
vistor at the motet, said Ms. Allaway told
her husband to leave her alone, and call
her later at honme, wheni he came to the
One strike and
you're out!
Washtenaw County Sheriff Fred Pos-
till suspended one of his deputies yester-
day as the result of a fight that took
place at a wedding over the weekend.
State Police were forced to break ip the
fistfight between Postill Jail Adminis-
trator Frank Donnelly, and Deputy Basil
Basinger. Postill said Basinger struck
tim when he tried to settie an argument
between Basinger and Donelly. The
sheriff said that the grounds for sus-
pension would be insubordination and
striking a command officer. Ile said that
the suspension front active duty would
remain in effect pending completion of
a State Police investigation of the inci-
dent. Both Postill and Donely required
treatment for cuts and bruises suffered
in the fight.
Who needs you?
When Chicago Mayor Richard Daley
asked the Illinois delegation Sunday
for their approval of Jimmy Carter for
the Democratic nomination for presi-
dent, four nays were heard among the
chorus of ayes. "I will not vote to make
it unanimous," declared Winnebago
Coutnty Treasurer Doglas Aurand, a
Jerry Brtiwn supporer. "Thets sell
make it tunanimoots withot yuu,''Dtiley
H-appenings are on the sparse side
today . . . there wilt be an exhibit of
water-colors by Lorelle Otis-Thomas out
at the Botanical Gardens Reception Cen-
ter, the exhibit runs through August 10
. . . there wilt be a free film showing
at 7:30 in MLB ad. 3 ...the films will
be about women's studies . . . at 8:00 the
anthropology dept. presents a ftlm in 2
Angel Hall caled The Black Indians of
New Orleans .. .
Weather or not
It will be mostly sunny today with a
high of 77. The winds will he light, and
the chance of rain is near zero. To-
night's low will be in the mid to upper

WASHINGTON OP) - President Ford
signed yesterday a $9.7 billion appropria-
tion bill for energy research and for
hundreds of water and power projects
across the country.
The bill, overwhelmingly approved by
Congress, was nearly $305 million above
Ford's rejuest, but $434 million below
Congress' own tentative budget for the
fiscal year starting Oct. 1.
THE BILL includes $5.7 billion for the
Energy Research and Development Ad-
ministration, the agency that is develop-
ing nuclear power to meet future energy
needs. The agency also is coordinating
research on such energy sources as
fusion, solar and geothermal power.
The bill includes $258.5 million for
solar energy research, $116.7 million
more than Ford asked, plus another $31.9
million for solar construction and equip-

The bill includes $2.5 billion for' the
Army Corps of Engineers for flood con-
trol and power projects across the coun-
try, $756 million for the Interior Depart-
ment and $730 million for related agen-
Also signed by Ford was a bill estab-
lishing a 134,000-acre Eagles Nest Wilder-
ness within the Arapaho and White
River National Forest of Colorado, and
another establishing a 920,000 Alpine
Lakes area in the state of Washington.
Another measure approved by the
President appropriated $11.5 billion for
the Agriculture Department, Food and
Drug Administration and some other
agencies during the fiscal year that
begins Oct. 1.
The public works bill also contained
$200 million in supplemental funds for
relief of victims of the Teton Dam col-
lapse in Idaho.


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