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Anderson Daily Bulletin (Newspaper) - March 13, 1978, Anderson, Indiana Index PAGES ......14 Deaths......... Editorials...... ...... 4 Entertainment .. ......23 Family emphasis .6,7,9,10 Sports......... What's where . .. ... 17-22 ...... 5 Alex thwarted, Tribe rewarded in sectional See pages 17,19. Weather Cloudy and mild Monday. Highs in the upper 40s and low 50s. A 90 percent chance of intermittent rain Monday night, decreasing to 50 percent Tuesday. Lows Monday night in the mid to upper 30s. Highs Tuesday in the low to mid 40s. Yesterday’s high, 39, overnight low, 33, and no precipitation. (Map on page 2.) Monday, March 13, 1978 Anderson, Indiana Vol. 93 No. 205 Price Fifteen Cents Mines remain closed despite court orders Lookin’ down the tracks Seven-year-old Scott Webb and 9-year-old David Jones, both of Railroad Association got together to provide a clinic for railroad Anderson, look over some of the model trains displayed Sunday modelers, a model contest and a chance to show their layouts, at the Alexandria 4-H building. Several members of the Model Dispute ends in death By SUE HAGEN Bulletin Staff Writer A 39-year-old Anderson man was killed yesterday afternoon during a card game at 1815 Louise St. Both he and the man arrested on preliminary murder charges believed they had won the game. Delan Jackson, 2223 Dewey St., died of a gunshot wound to the head, preliminary reports indicate. AV Hickman, 41, 1326 W. 13th St., remains in the Madison County Jail charged with the killing. According to police, a group of six or seven men who were originally from Mississippi and got together occasionally to play cards were at the home of Linzer J. Grant when the 4:54 p.m. shooting occurred. Authorities said the group had been playing cards for a little over an hour. Several of the men had reportedly been drinking, but no one was intoxicated, they told police. Gambling was not involved in the incident, police said. A game of casino ended and Jackson jumped up from the table declaring he was the winner, according to police. Hickman reportedly also arose from the table and fired one shot from a .38 caliber revolver he had in his possession. The shot struck Jackson near the left eye and lodged behind his nose and eye. Jackson was dead by the time he arrived at St. John’s Hospital. Hickman called police and was transported by officers to the police station where he was interrogated. He was placed under arrest about 45 minutes after the incident. The gun was confiscated. Police believe the weapon was not registered to Hickman, but this has not been confirmed By The Associated Press Work whistles blew at many of the nation's struck coal mines today, but initial reports indicated that not enough union miners showed up for production to resume under a federal back-to-work order. Nearly all the mines remained empty — and peaceful — with only a scattered few miners showing up for the first two shifts on the first day in which the Taft-Hartley court order, obtained by President Carter, became enforceable. There were only isolated reports of picketing. That was the general picture at strip mines in Tennessee and deep mines in West Virginia,‘and in the coal country of Kentucky, Illinois, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. United Mine Workers members have been on strike in those areas since Dec. 6, cutting off half the nation’s soft coal production. There were reports of a few miners picketing in Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia, and of a few mines at which some miners showed up. “We've had a few isolated instances of an employee or two showing up,” said a spokesman for Bethlehem Mines Corp., which runs 11 mines in Pennsylvania. But there were so few that they were sent home. Near Welch, W.Va., however, some 30 men of the 150-man 8 a.m. shift did report at Eastern As sociated Coal Co.’s No. 1 mine — enough to do some maintenance chores, although not enough to produce coal. One man had showed up for the midnight shift, and he had been sent home. An official of United Mine Workers Local 6196, who asked his name not be used, said the men on the midnight shift at Welch had stayed away because of the possibility of picketing or violence in the dark. There were no pickets there at 8 a.m., and the local official predicted more men would report for future shifts if pickets did not show up. He said his men want very much to work and “somebody’s got to make a start.” “No one showed up. The only miners here are watching us on the fringe of the property out on the highway," said Bob McGregor, who supervised a dozen non-union foremen on their midnight shift maintenance rounds at the portal of the Mathies Mine Co. in Thomas, Pa. McGregor said the underground mine there covers 70 square miles and normally employs 570 United Mine Workers employees. UMW locals which had been served with the Taft-Hartley injunction were told to report back to work at 12:01 a.m. today, but union leadership had predicted the order would be ignored. “We blew the work whistle, but there are no miners,” John Hall of See Page 5, Column 3 Historical chuckholes Carbon monoxide blamed Two teen-agers found dead in auto Sunday By SUE HAGEN Bulletin Staff Writer What began as a Saturday evening date ended in tragedy for two Anderson youths who were found dead in a car south of Chesterfield Sunday morning, apparently victims of carbon monoxide poisoning. Dead are James “Brad” Bickel, 17, 2203 Angie Lane, and Donna Ledbetter, ,15, Rt. 7, Anderson. The two were found in Bickel’s 1969 Chevy by the boy’s grandfather, Drex Bickel, after both families were worried when they did not return to their homes. The car was parked on a service road of a turf nursery near Michael A. Brown Donnelly Road east of Water Street. A neighbor in the area reported the elder Bickel came to her door about 10 a.m. Sunday and said he found the two dead in the car parked nearby. She called the Madison County Police and returned to the scene with the grandfather. The car was parked five or six car lengths off the main road, the neighbor reported. Police said the ignition was on, but the engine had quit running due to the fuel being exhausted. A tape player was still running. Both victims were in the front seat. Officials said they died i ’ LEDBETTER BICKEL sometime between 11 p.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. Sunday. An investigation of the car revealed the exhaust system was intact; however, the inside of the trunk had rusted through near the fenders. One hole was directly over the tailpipe on the right side, police report. Authorities believe carbon monoxide seeped into the trunk through the rusted holes and leaked into the passenger compartment. Parents of both youths had filed missing persons reports about 8 a.m. Sunday. Donna had last been seen about 6:30 p.m. Saturday before going to a movie with her boyfriend. The girl told her mother she would be home early. t Funeral arrangements for both are reported on Page 3. Israelis await retaliation Part of the history of Anderson can be seen in these chuckholes (which some motorists say are the worst in town), located on 13th Street, just west of Fletcher Street. Although the street was paved some time ago, the pavement has deteriorated so much because of the harsh winter that the previous surface — red bricks — can be seen. A history buff can also look at these chuckholes and see that streetcar rails used’to run down the middle of the road. Area business owners refer to these holes, which are so wide they cannot be avoided by a car, as the “All-American City Potholes.” By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian strongholds in southern Lebanon are considered likely targets of Israeli attacks in retaliation for the weekend Arab terrorist raid in which the Israeli government said 36 of its citizens were killed, 72 were wounded and all 11 raiders were killed or captured. • “Those who kill Jews in our time cannot enjoy impunity," said Prime Minister Menachem Begin, who vowed Israel “will eliminate this threat” of terrorism. Begin met with his Cabinet today to launch an inquiry into how the guerrillas, in two rubber boatp, were able to pierce Israel’s coastal defenses and terrorize the main Tel Aviv-Haifa highway, and why it took security forces almost an hour to stop a bus hijacked by the raiders. "The relative quiet that has prevailed in the recent past created an illusion of tranquility,” Parliament member Haim Corfu said in the eulogy at one of the funeral services. “This despicable murder has brought us back to the ground of reality.” Beirut newspapers claimed Israel was massing troops and armor along much of its 60-mile frontier with Lebanon. They predicted a three-pronged assault including a tank thrust against guerrilla bases in south Lebanon, a naval bombardment of the port of Tyre, which is now a guerrilla headquarters, and air strikes against Palestinian refugee camps in the Beirut area. Although the raiders came from Lebanon, that nation’s defense and foreign minister, Fuad Butros, denied the Lebanese were in any way involved. He called in the ambassadors of the United States, the Soviet Union, Britain, France and China to ask their help in averting an Israeli attack against Lebanese territory. Begin, postponing his trip to Washington for at least a week, also made clear that the Palestinian assault Saturday on two buses sharpened his opposition to a Palestinian state on the occupied West Bank of the Jordan River and to complete Israeli withdrawal from the territory, the central issues blocking a peace agreement between Egypt and Israel. “It is unthinkable that in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip a state will arise that will be ruled by Yasser Arafat and his murderers, ’ ’ Begin told a news conference. Judea and Samaria are the biblical names for the West Bank, which Israel occupied in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. I t
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