Academy Award-winning actor Richard- Dreyfuss chats
with Mario Thomas, cantor/ and Loren Bacall during an ERA
fund-raising cocktail buffet at Tavern on the Green In New
York's Central Park Monday night. — AP Laserphoto.
Houston police deaths
to be probed by D.A.
HOUSTON (UPI) — Dist. Atty. Carol
S. Vance said Monday his office will
make an independent investigation of
all slayings by police officers and no
longer rely exclusively on the police
department for case facts.
"I have a lot of confidence in the
Internal Affairs Division (which now
Investigates such cases) and we will
still rely heavily on them," Vance said.
But from now on, he said, "We will
do our own, independent investigation
INSTEAD OF relying on civilian
witnesses' written statements to police,
a prosecutor will Interview the witnesses personally and encourage the
grand jury considering the case to hear
their testimony, he said.
The policy of the district attorney's
- office is to present directly to the
grand Jury all facte concerning the
death of citizens at the hands of an offi
cer and let it make the determination
IN THE PAST, the grand jury usually
relied only on the written statements
of civilian witnesses and heard live tes-
tomony from police officers.
Vance said the prosecutor will double check and supplement the police
department investigation by making
sure all the scientific evidence is collected immediately.
Vance's decision came after recent
criticism of the district attorney's off-
Ice for its handling of two police shootings. In one case, five officers were
cleared in 1975 for the fatal shooting of
Billy K. Joyvies, 18. In the second.
Patrolman D.H. Mays was cleared a
year ago of killing Randall Webster, 17.
Under the new policy, Vance said,
he will personally review each case
involving a police shooting of a citizen,
then assign it to one of his three felony
Reagan Might Run
TOKYO (UPI) — Former California Gov. Ronald Reagan said
Tuesday he hasn't ruled out the possibility of making another try for
the presidency In 1980.
. "It's too early to tell who the candidates will be in 1980," Reagan
said In an Interview with the newspaper Yomiuri.
"To speak -frankly, 1 haven't closed my own door.*'
Rites slated for Friday
for Gen, Lucius D. Clay
CHATHAM, Mass. (UPI) — Retired Army Gen.
Lucius D. Clay, the commander of U.S. military
forces in Europe after World War n, will be buried
Friday at his military alma mater of West Point.
day, 80, died late Sunday at his Cape Cod home.
As commander la chief of the U.S. European Command and military governor of the U.S. Zone in
Germany under Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Clay
helped foil Soviet attempts to shut off Allied access
to Berlin in 1948.
Ha directed the massive airlift that sent 2.4 million tons of food and coal Into the war-ravaged former German capital for 16 months.
Former Chancellor Willy Brandt said, "Clay was
instrumental in defeating the Berlin blockade and
helping the Federal Republic ot Germany develop a
A memorial service will ba held at 2 pan. Friday
at the U.S. Military Academy. Burial will.be in West
Point National Cemetery.
Dog lover joins
the 'other side'
WARWICK. R.I. (UPI I — Two
years ago Caret A, Callahan punched a dog officer in the nose because"
she felt he was mishandling a dog.
Another time, she broke- into fhe
pound and spirited away a dog she
felt was being mistreated.
Now she's going over to the other
She becomes the city's new head
of the Animal Control Division Monday, in charge of dog officers. She
was appointed to the $12,000 a-year-
post by Police Chief John F. Coutch-
"No one can question her concern
for animals," he said. "Even people
who don't like animals would agree
she's the right person."
Frank Sinatra was honored in Jerusalem for his financial backing of Hebrew
.University with a formal dinner given
Sunday by several members of parliament. Earlier, the singer dedicated the
Frank Sinatra International Student Center. His donation, he said, was partly to
make up for his lack of schooling. The
singer came to Israel Friday with 150
other U.S. donors, including actor Gregory Peck and Ed MeMakea of the television Tonight Show. His visit included a
private meeting with Prime Minister
A new hairstyle
Cher Allnun in a recent pose displays her new
hairstyle. Cher, who has gene through many
changes recently, decided to change her most
famous, trademark — hec hair. -
repeats his assertion in
his forthcoming book
that an Illegal act Is legal If a president does
it, ABC News says.
Garner Ted Armstrong
has announced that the
World-wide Church of
God, founded more
than -1ft years age by
■' his far he r, will seperate
'' its fonetlon from Ambassador College, its
Ex-beauty queen hunted
Police Sunday scoured England for a
former American beauty queen who
jumped ball and disappeared to avoid
trial for kidnapping a Mormon missionary and forcing him to have sex with
her. Scotland Yard said there was no
trace of Joyce McKlnney, 27, and Keith
May, 24, her alleged accomplice. They
are accused ot kidnapping Keith Andersen, 21, of Orem. Utah. Anderson was
McKInney's lover before becoming a
missionary in England.
addicted, says doctor
NEW YORK (AP)-Cigarette smokers
are addicted to nicotine physiologically. '
and they smoke to prevent withdrawal
symptoms, not because smoking is
psychologically gratifying, says Dr. Stanley Schacter, a Columbia University psychologist.
When they switch to low-nicotine
brands, they smoke more cigarettes or
puff them more to get the amount of nicotine they are accustomed to. he says, i
Some evidence indicates heavy smokers
of low-nicotine cigarettes run higher
health risks than light smokers of high-
nicotine cigarettes. Dr. Schacter writes in
the Annals of Internal Medicine.
U.S. warned on polio shots
GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) — The
World Health Organization warned the
■... United States to step up vaccinations
. against polio, saying that if the popiila- I
tion's immunity against the disease is not
sustained, "epidemics are certain to
Screenwriter Michael Wilson, who won
an Academy Award for "A Place in the
Sun" but was blacklisted in Hollywood's
anti-Communist fervor, died Sunday
after suffering a heart attack in Beverly
Hills. Wilson, 63, spent eight years in
France after the blacklisting, under
which artists suspected of being sym pa-
■ tactic to Communism were denied work
in the movie industry in the 1950s.
Newsweek editor dies
Dwight Martin, a senior editor of Newsweek magazine and a former foreign,
correspondent who covered the Korean
War and the Berlin crisis, died Sunday tn
New York of a heart attack. He was 57.
A native of Washington, Martin began
his journalism career at 17 as a copy boy
. on the Washington Post.