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Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - January 6, 1985, Hutchinson, Kansas portrait of the subway shooter Hutchinson News Jan. 6, 1985 Page 18 By Robert D. McFadden NEW YORK - To his Bernhard Hugo Goetz is a self-reliant man who cares his neighbors and his despises hoodlums and has long been frustrated by what he sees as a drift toward criminal To his he is a captive of naive a profoundly introverted and secretive man whose friendliness falls short of real friendships and whose outspoken views on crime mask a darker personality obsessed by irrational The emerging picture of Goetz is a kaleidoscope of clashing opinions reflecting the if not the of the debate over and public safety that has enveloped the nation since he shot four youths who harassed him on a Manhattan subway train Dec. 22. Bernhard Hugo Goetz was born at Kew Gardens Hospital in New York City on Nov. 7, 1947, the youngest of four children of Bernhard Willard and Gertrude His mother was Jewish and his a had immigrated to New York in 1928 from in northwestern His the family spent much of his fortune over the last two and a half years battling an illness that the family declined to Goetz died last September at the age of 78, leaving an estate of unknown size to be divided equally among his four His wife had died in 1977. In 1965, Bernhard enrolled at New York He majored in nuclear engineering and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in 1970. remember him as a good one of the better ones by a really nice said Raphael F. a former professor of nuclear engineering at the Bronx was the kind of student we like to He Was intellectually He wasn't a He had After Goetz returned to Orlando and worked in the early 1970s with his father in the development According to his he also managed to avoid the military draft during the Vietnam War by feigning mental illness and seeking psychiatric In 1971, he married a woman named They lived in Orlando for about four years until they were They had no When the marriage ended in 1975, Goetz moved to New rented an apartment at 211 Thompson Street in Greenwich Village and incorporated his the Electrical Calibration Laboratory Inc. the company's sole ran the business out of his though he traveled widely in his which involved repairing and maintaining electrical equipment for manufacturing The business is technical and the equipment highly For a manufacturer who wanted to sell power cable would need to conduct various tests to ensure that the cable was working properly before it was delivered and buried or otherwise what Goetz did was to ensure that the cable manufacturer's testing equipment was working He did not test the cable Traveling to manufacturing plants across the nation on appointments scheduled weeks or months in he repaired and tested a wide range of testing To do Goetz had to buy - and sometimes assemble from separately purchased parts - his own electrical testing much of which he obtained from suppliers in lower Manhattan or at auctions in Brooklyn and Because such equipment purchases were often he frequently traveled with large sums of to sometimes as much as he Bernard Hugo Goetz told a hearing officer in 1982 when he applied for a pistol withdrawn as needed from his bank enabled him to buy bargains on the he he he got a piece of equipment for on another he he got a item for On the way or traveling to and from he sometimes had to carry pieces of equipment worth to started with nothing five years and today I have somewhere between and worth of Goetz told the hearing was a said Josh owner of Electronics at 383 who said Goetz had been fixing and buying his equipment for did stuff few guys could In April 1977, with business he moved into a apartment at 55 West 14th. His rent today is about a The 21-story which has 238 is one of two high-rise apartment buildings set amid a tawdry clutter of bargain clothing furniture outlets and cut-rate electronic Tenants said he wrote petitions to the police over what he called inadequate police growing drug abuse and illegal peddlers on the He joined FAB 14 a Better 14th and once donated to the organization when it ran out of money to pay a private carter to empty trash containers it had installed on the He also served a few years ago as head of his building's which is now like I trust I admire said Allan the publisher of TV News magazine and a fellow He said Goetz sometimes took his children to Washington Square and last July 4 took them to the roof to see If there was a turning point in Goetz's life in recent it was a He was not badly hurt - he suffered only a torn cartilage in his chest - but the and in particular the way he and a suspect were treated in the courts and by the police appears to have left him with deep emotional It happened about 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 26, 1981, in a subway station on Canal Goetz had just bought equipment valued at to at a nearby store and he was taking it he recalled at the hearing in 1982 on his application for a pistol fellows jumped he I They took - they took the items I was I ran out of the subway station up the They came after me. Fortunately for a police officer was on the He apprehended one of the The other two took the things I was put them down and ran They were very he amplified his arresting officer saw him strike knock me and he ran into knocking me into a which fortunately didn't But the door handle hit me in the chest and it tore cartilage and connecting tissue in my of the perpetrators saw the police officer and they The third one continued to beat me. He didn't see The police officer nabbed Painful as the injury was at the it was the aftermath of the mugging that appeared to bother Goetz The apprehended 16-year-old Fred Clarke of was taken to Criminal was kept for 2 hours and 35 Goetz I was there in the Criminal Court Building for 6 hours and 5 along with the police officer who made the A doorman at Goetz's apartment building also recalled the came back all shook he coat was a All he could say you believe I spent all this time there and this guy walked out in two and a half Three weeks Goetz he spotted the man who had mugged him mugging a couple on the street with another At some point before his case was Goetz the arrested man filed a cross complaint accusing him of starting the think it's kind of he consider let's say in my carrying would start up with three blacks in the subway as a result of the the matter was turned over to a mediation which is sometimes used to resolve disputes CHRISTIAN 1910 E. 30th Hutchinson 663-2174 OFFICE RECEIVING APPLICATIONS FOR SECOND SEMESTER We are looking for young people who desire Christian Young men want to become part of a new winning tradition in football taught with a Christian The program is Bible Co lege and offers interscholastic competition in music and Nf W Member of the of Schools involving conflicting Sgt. Joseph who conducted the referred at the hearing to a document about the mediation and described the process in a way that suggested little satisfaction for an aggrieved go over there and shake hands with all the guys and all of them go he what it amounts Apparently agreeing that the process seemed Goetz cannot ask me to defend New York City's which is exactly what that piece of paper The was not concluded through Clarke later pleaded guilty to a was sentenced to six months in jail and served four Citing the mugging and his frequent need to carry large sums of Goetz applied for a pistol permit later in 1981, but was turned down on the ground that he had failed to show sufficient His appeal of that decision to Sergeant Charleman also was was physically his was beaten to a certain Then he was hurt a second time when the police did nothing about The police believe that blocked from owning a legal went to where it was not difficult to buy the revolver he used in the subway The police say that precisely when Goetz began carrying his gun is but he had it in his waistband on the afternoon of Dec. 22, as he rode the No. 2 IRT express south toward Chambers Street and the crisis of his BUY REAL ESTATE WITHOUT CASH OR CREDIT Sounds but it's And most experts real estate is the one sure way to become financially what most people don't is that with proper anyone can buy property with NO MONEY DOWN and then take WHO IS PAUL Paul Simon is the nationally known real estate expert who revolutionized property ownership with his famous of equity He has authored 8 books including the best seller Offer You Can't His easy to understand style has captivated audiences throughout the See Gel Rich With Real Estate this Watch and listen Take BY THE TIME THIS PROGRAM IS YOU'LL ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO BUY PROPERTY WITH NO MONEY DOWN AND HAVE A POSITIVE CASH FLOW EVERY On USA CibIt PM AM On PM PM On Program PM PM Check your local program guide for network channel it and turn it into an instant monthly income with the stroke of a pen a POSITIVE CASH You can get the knowledge to do right in the comfort of your home this week by watching the two hour cable TV Get Rich With Real LEARN HOW Buy real estate without cash or Get rich quickly with the single family Slop rental No landlords Eliminate negative cash One time Reg. 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