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   Anderson Daily Bulletin (Newspaper) - March 17, 1978, Anderson, Indiana                                 Weather  Fair and cold tonight. Low in the mid to upper 20s. Partly sunny, breezy and warmer Saturday. High in the low 50s. Yesterday's high, 35, overnight low, 28. (Map on Page 2.)  Battered wives speak out  Seepage 13  Neighbors fight crime  See page 13     Index              PAGES    PAGES      Births .....    3    Entertainment 7      Comics    16    Family . 13-15      Deaths.....    3    Sports ... 9-11      Editorials .    4    What’s where 2     Vol. 93 No. 309  Friday, March 17, 1978  Anderson, Indiana  Price Fifteen Cents  Ex-patients, colleagues testify  Dr. Lind’s license decision awaited  Lind at hearing . . . attorney seeks dismissal  By KEN de la BASTIDE Bulletin Staff Writer  INDIANAPOLIS - Dr. John D. Lind, the Anderson physician who was convicted in 1976 of arranging the firebombing of the Plumb-Rite Supply Co., appeared before the Indiana Medical Licensing Board Thursday in an attempt to keep his license to practice medicine.  Members of the medical board predicted it could take up to two months for them to reach a decision. “We have to wait until we receive a transcript of Thursday’s hearings and then the lawyers for each side have time to file findings of fact based on the transcript,” said board secretary Dr. Isadore J. Kwitney.  Before the hearing began, Lind’s attorney, John T. Sdott of Anderson, attempted to question board members on their knowledge of the law concerning license revocation. After a 10-minute recess, board president Dr. John H. Mader said, “We’ve heard enough about the law, let’s begin the hearing.”  The board then denied a motion to dismiss the charges against  Lind and a motion for a continuance so Scott could have time to study the three new charges presented by the attorney general’s office.  The state presented two former patients of Lind, who testified that the doctor had approached them in connection with criminal activities he wanted performed.  State’s witness James R. Farrington told the board he was introduced to Lind by Gary Lake, who was a patient of Lind. Farrington said Lake recommended Lind as a physician to treat him for headaches he was having.  “Around March 27, 1975, Lake asked me if I needed money and said that he could get some for performing criminal acts,” Farrington said.  He explained how he and Lake fired three shots at a former associate of Lind’s, Dr. Ted Doles of Middletown. “Lake told me we would be paid $1,500 if we fired some shots at Doles; if he were accidentally hit and killed, we would receive $3,000.”  Farrington told the board he  was never paid for the shots fired. He testified he and Lake met Lind after the shooting and he refused to pay the money because there was no proof the shooting had taken place.  Farrington said he stole several sticks of dynamite from a former employer and showed them to Lind at his home. The dynamite  ‘i/e ’« not psychologically well. He's sick. It’s my medical opinion he’s not competent to practice medicine in Indiana. ’  —Dr. Phillip Foley  was then given to Lake, who was later arrested for the bombing of the plumbing supply company. He told the board he was never charged for any treatment he received from Lind and that he was paid in alcohol, drugs and cash by Lake for the criminal activity.  Bill Pinyon of Anderson testified  at the hearing, although he did not give testimony at the Lind trial conducted in Evansville in 1976.  He told the board he was a patient of Lind at the Middletown Clinic in 1971. “For the first year, we had a good doctor-patient relationship,” Pinyon said.  Pinyon testified that in 1972 Lind asked him to burglarize the Middletown Clinic in order to obtain some medical records he needed for his practice in his new office in Anderson.  “I had a lot of respect for Dr. Lind; when he told me that his two former partners were trying to destroy his practice, I believed him." Pinyon said he made one attempt at entering the clinic, but was scared off.  Pinyon testified that he was asked by Lind to drive Gary Lake to the clinic so he could get the records. It was that night that the clinic was set afire.  He also testified Lind had offered him $10,000 to “assassinate” Dr. Doles and $5,000 to kill Dr. Phillip Foley, an associate at the clinic. “I followed  Foley around for awhile, but after the State Police questioned my children, I decided against killing Dr. Foley,” he said.  Pinyon also told the board he purchased several unregistered guns for Dr. Lind during this time.  Both Doles and Foley took the witness stand against their former colleague. Doles described the shooting incident and the reasons for the break-up of the Middletown Clinic Inc., after one month in 1972.  Foley told the board, “He’s (Lind) not psychologically well. He’s sick. It’s my medical opinion he’s not competent to practice medicine in Indiana.”  Both told the board it was agreed upon by the three physicians that if the corporation dissolved each would* receive $50,000. "Lind was never happy with the way the clinic was run; he was like a nagging wife,” Foley said. Both physicians testified that when Lind left the  See Page 5, Column 4  Senate confident next canal treaty fight to be easier  Stole Hep. Craig Campbell survives challenge lo his candidacy in the 35(h District.  By MIKE SHANAHAN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders are confident the second Panama Canal treaty ratification fight will be won more easily than the first.  But opponents say the battle has just begun.  The Senate’s close 68-32 vote ratifying the neutrality treaty Thursday — 67 votes were needed — saved President Carter from a major political defeat.  Carter had put his prestige as a world leader and the political strength of his presidency on the line. Senate Majority Leader Robert Byrd said he believes those were the two biggest factors in assuring approval.  The treaty approved Thursday in the crowded and hushed Senate chamber guarantees the neutrality of the canal after the year 2000, when the United States will surrender control of the 64-year-old waterway, provided the second' treaty wins Senate approval.  Asked if that pact would be ratified, Byrd said, "We have established good momentum.”  The second agreement, to actually give the canal to Panama in steps over the next 22 years, will be  Muncie man arrested on murder charges  Campbell challenged  taken üp after the Senate returns from its 10-day Easter recess.  Assistant Democratic Leader Alan Cranston of California said of his fellow treaty supporters, “In the long run, we will have thp votes we will need.”  But a major opponent pf the pacts, Sen. Paul Laxalt, RNev., said, “The proponents have fired their best shot.”  Laxalt, the foes’ principal strategist, said he is convinced that in the three or four weeks before the second treaty vote, public opposition will have forced enough senators who voted “yes” Thursday to switch and block ratification.  But Byrd said three or four senators who voted against ratification Thursday would have voted “yes” if their votes had been needed.  “We had votes to spare,” said a smiling Byrd, clearly elated at having steered to passage the most important piece of legislation since he became majority leader in January 1977.  There had been intense maneuvering for votes over the last several days, including lobbying by all the principal members of the Carter administration, including first lady Rosalyn Carter.  INDIANAPOLIS - The State Election Board has ordered that the name of State Rep. Craig B. Campbell (D-Anderson) may stay on the primary ballot despite testimony he plans to move from his district before the May elections.  The board heard testimony Thursday from Garry Miracle of Anderson, a Democratic candidate for Campbell’s seat in District 36, that Campbell “has a new home outside the district.” Miracle also said he may file suit to have his  Police have arrested a 31-year-old Muncie man in connection with a Feb. 25 murder at the Goodwill Club, 1513Vfe Madison Ave.  Walter Lee Robinson Jr., 31, 125 E. Hines St., Muncie, turned himself in to Muncie police Thursday and is being held in the Madison County Jail on preliminary murder charges, authorities said.  Robinson was traced to Chicago during the two weeks following the murder and said he decided to come back and face charges.  opponent’s names removed from the ballot.  Campbell could not be reached for comment.  The same legislative contest figured in another election board ruling Thursday, the deadline for the board to resolve disputes regarding the primary.  The board declared Anderson Democrat Dennis J. Lanane ineligible to seek the District 36 primary nomination because he failed  to file a declaration of candidacy with the secretary of state.  Lanane, a candidate for the same office in three earlier primaries, told officials he wasn’t aware the law was changed in 1972 to require filing with the secretary of state. He filed his declaration with the Madison County clerk.  The board’s ruling that Campbell should be allowed to remain on the primary ballot sets the stage for a possible court suit.  By law, any candidate who is  nominated in the primary election automatically wins a spot on the general election ballot. But Miracle said he probably will file suit to have Campbell declared ineligible.  According to Miracle, Campbell, who is running in District 36, is building a new home in District 35. “My information is that Craig will finish moving this weekend,” he said.    t  Campbell “is violating or intends to violate the Indiana Constitution, See Page 5, Column 4  Robinson is charged in connection with the shooting death of Lonnie Richardson, 27, whose address was given as 1519 Madison Ave. He was shot with a .25-caliber semi-automatic handgun during an argument with two other men.  Richardson was shot several times in both arms and the upper chest. Ptilice said he was, shot twice after he fell to the floor. He died at the scene.  Police are still searching for another suspect believed to have been involved in the dispute.  Stewing over St. Paddy’s Day  Shamrocks, green beer ... and, of course, Irish stew. The makers of the Irish stew at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Anderson aren’t disclosing their secret recipe for the culinary delight. However, it has been said it has been passed down to the Knights from old “Mother McCree” back in Gaelic times.  From left to right, Tony Hinz, Dick Meyer, John Lozar, Tom  Michael A. Brown  Ave and Roy Grissom add their own spice and expertise to the pot of stew. Activities at the Knights of Columbus Hall — “the biggest show in town,” members say — opened to the public at noon today. It’s quite likely the green beer and blarney will flow at thè hall ’til the wee hours of the morning.   

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