Beatrice Daily Sun, October 30, 1967

Beatrice Daily Sun

October 30, 1967

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Beatrice Daily Sun (Newspaper) - October 30, 1967, Beatrice, Nebraska Temperatures Hiph yesterday, low today 60-32 High, low year ago    68-30 Precipitation    .ll Precipitation this month    1.39 Precipitation this year    29.08 BEATRICE DAILY SUN “If You Didn’t See It In The Sun It Didn't Happen” Weather Clear to partly cloudy through Tuesday, low tonight mid 20s to around 30; generally a little warmer tomorrow, high mostly in the 30s. 65th Year No. 96 BEATRICE, NEBRASKA, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 30,1967 ZIP CODE 68310 10c PER COPY Halloween skit1 fatal VAN NUYS, Calif. (AP) — Gaily costumed guests at a Hal-loween party watched and laughed as a man hurst into the midst of the throng early Sunday followed by a man with a gun. They thought the shooting was all a clever skit. Then they found the man was dead. Police said Kenneth A. Lindstrand 32, lay on the floor of the luxurious apartment for several minutes until one of the 30 guests noticed blood coming from his mouth. ‘Like A Skit* One guest said later:    “It looked to everyone like a skit. When the man fell down and was moving and mumbling on the floor we all thought, gee, this guy is really putting it on.” He said Lindsfrand, a salesman. appeared at the private party in this Los Angeles suburb about I a.m. not rn costume. He danced with a few of the guests, then left. A few minutes later he ran back into the room, followed by a stocky man carrying a gun “It looked like a toy.’’ said another guest. Bruce Cane. “I saw the flashes.” There were two shots. One struck Lindstnand in the side, the other hit a wall. The guests watched and laughed as Lindstrand writhed on the floor for several minutes while his assailant fled, virtually unnoticed, according to a woman guest who would not identify herself. She said, “A girl sitting next to me said, ‘I see blood coming out of his mouth.’ “I told her, ‘It must be a capsule he has inside.’ Man Is Dead’ “But she went up to him and it was blood. A guy went up and tried his pulse and shouted, ‘He has no pulse. This man is dead.’ ” Cane’s wife Gale said that as the guests waited for police “there was just quiet, shock and disbelief. “Everyone walked around in a daze. It was late and we’d all been drinking and it was hard to grasp what happened.” Lindstrand lived in an apartment house across the street from the one where he died. Detectives questioned all the guests, hut said they had no clue to the identity of the killer. Air is drying out over Neoraska A high pressure area centered over Utah with a ridge extending into Nebraska was drying out the air Monday and promised a slight warming over Nebtasak following a wet weekend which posed threats of heavy snow for a time. The Weather Bureau said fair skies were in prospect for Tuesday. Falls City had the state high of 39 on Sunday and Alliance the apparent low of 16 early Monday. Precipitation was restively light and the delay to the harvest was expected to be little more than a day as a result, county agents and elevator operators in central Nebraska reported. Fever recedes, Pope resting for surgery Disappointed suitor shoots young bride, takes own life Groom also shot when girl abducted CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP)—A disappointed suitor shot himself to death today after wounding a young bride he held captive at gunpoint over the weekend in his third-floor suburban apartment, police said. Robert Batch, 23, was dead on arrival at Doctors Hospital, a bullet wound in his heart. Lida Caldwell, 19, was wounded in the chest and taken to surgery where doctors reported her in reasonably good condi- tion.    °------ ------ University Heights Police Sgt. the newlyweds’ apartment Sat- Denney takes role of hawk Chris Schoupt said Batch’s mother, Martha Smith of Johnstown, Pa., talked to the boy from his kitchen and told him she loved him and would protect him. Rushed In “We heard two shots and we rushed in,” Schoupt said Cleveland detective Capt. Patrick L. Garrity said when he entered the bedroom, the urday afternoon. The Caldwells were married Friday. Caldwell, wounded in the face, was taken to St. Vincent Charity Hospital from the couple’s East Side apartment. He was reported in fair cond hon. Police said he ic ?ntifed Batch as the person who shot him Batch’s mother, Martha Smith, 50, of Johnstown, Pa., said her son tried to kill himself girl was still standing, although in Apr j 1966 when a girl he had wounded. Garrity said Batch was lying on the floor, the gun in his hand. Both Batch and Mr. Caldwell were carried from the home on stretchers. Police said Batch had refused to talk to his mother. dated said she would not marry h rn. “He said to her, ‘If you don’t want to marry me, I don't even want to live,’ ” Mrs Smith said. “He felt there was no reason to go on living.” She said Batch then stabbed himself in the chest and under- "Go away and leave us went psychiatric care for sever-alone,” Mrs. Caldwell said from aj months. the bedroom before the shoot--- ing. Batch had held the woman captive at gunpoint s nee Saturday night. Mrs. Smith had flown to Cleveland from her home in Johnstown, Pa., to try to reason with her son. She arrived less than an hour before the shooting. Batch had warned he would shoot Mrs. Caldwell and himself if anyone intervened. Earlier, he used the woman as a shield and drove police into a stairway with a volley of shots. No one was hit. “He came out shooting,’’ said Irving Konigsberg, mayor of University Heights. “We can’t get at him.” Konigsberg said police were in the suburban University Heights apartment trying to talk Batch into freeing the girl when he came out of the bedroom with a pistol ponted at her neck. “He keeps the gun pointed right at her.” said Konigsberg, who was forced with about 12 policemen out of Batch’s kitchen into a stairway. While Batch was holding their daughter, a plump, brown-eyed girl with long auburn hair, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Pendergraft remained at their home on the East Side of the city, several miles from the scene. Pendergraft, an unemployed shipping clerk, said pol ce had told him to stay away from the Batch apartment lest he anger Batch. The girl’s father said he once had a fight with Batch, whom he described as a blondish, heavy-set youth. Groom Shot Police said Robert Batch, 23, took Lida Caldwell, 19, to his apartment after shooting her husband Charles, who is 18, in PRANKSTERS WARNED OF CONSEQUENCES The Beatrice Police Department sincerely hopes the “kids” of the city have an enjoyable evening Tuesday of “tricking or treating”. But, at the same time, Lt. Dona’d Luckeroth warns pranksters and vandals that authorities will be out in full force to prevent the usual outbreak of property damage, ect. “It is hoped residents will turn on porch lights and have treats for the younger set,” Lt. Luckeroth states. He adds, “persons driving about the residential areas are coutior.ed to drive with care since a record number of boys and girls will be out. Chief Hesser states that all off-duty policemen will be pressed into sendee. “We’ll use police cruisers as well as numerous unmarked cars, and walkie talkies,” adds Chief Hesser. Unmanned spacecrafts are joined in orbit MOSCOW (AP)—Two Soviet unmanned satellites joined together in space today in a rehearsal for making space platforms above the earth. They spent 3*4 hours in orbit together and then separated. The first for Soviet scientists with what they called ‘‘automatic docking” of two Suptniks came almost two years after the United States joined two manned spacecraft in orbit. The unmanned Soviet venture appeared to be a test for putting cosmonauts into craft that would link up in space. The two Sputniks, Cosmos 186 launched Friday and Cosmos 188 launched today on an orbital course close to 186's, maneuvered and joined. They “fulfilled their program of scientific research,” an announcement said, then separated on order from earth. It termed the operation an “automatic docking” and said it had occurred at 12:20 p.m. Moscow time. Inc announcement said the two satellites were coupled rigidly and were continuing the orbital flight with all systems n— The operation was an obvious preparat on for what the Soviet space program has long been expected to do next in manned ventures: join together craft in orbit to form space platforms. When Soyuz I went up last April, reports in Moscow said it was supposed to be joined by another craft. But something apparently went wrong before the final crash that killed cosmonaut Vladimir M Komarov. The docking operation was proved successful, the an nouncement indicated. It sa d and equipment functioning nor- computers helped to bring the mally.    two devices together. The United States has carried They sent television pictures out successfully a docking by a back earth, the announce- manned satellite Busily baking cookies and other goodies to send overseas are these younq members of the Military Wives Club, Nancy Bone-kofski, Mary Jane Miller, and Judy Hie-bert. The club is sponsoring a Christmas project of sending packages of food to all area servicemen overseas, and would like to • ***•**»• know the address of all area service personnel. Shown in the photographs from left: are Nancy's husband Gary Borxekof-ski, stationed in Vietnam, Mary Jane's husband, Bill Miller, stationed in Thailand, and Judy's husband Bio Hiebert, also in Viet Nam. (Sun Photo) *    *    *    o      * Sending holiday joy First trees to area servicemen are ordered merit said. It added that the docking meant large orbital stations can be constructed as the base for reaching other planets. A space station would have the advantage for starting a major space trip of being outside the earth’s gravity. A rocket could be assembled on it and then get more value from its thrust than a rocket which has first to blast loose from the earth’s powerful hold. Pickrell asks to join 'IS* By an overwhelming majority, the Pickrell School District 144 has asked to be merged with the Beatrice School District 19. County School Superintendent Lyle B. Hunkins received a petition this morning with signatures from 83 per cent of the voters requesting the merger. Signing the petition were 271 voters out of 323. School District 144, which begins about four miles north of Beatrice, has a current valuation of $2,498,555 and a school levy of 12.68 mills Present enrollment cons st* of 90 pupils in grades Kindergarten through Eighth and 45 in the High I Nx)l grades with 43 of these now attending Beatrice High School. The petition will now go to the Gage County School Reorganization Committee for their consideration. Downtown Odell windows broken ODELL - The Sheriff’s office reports that windows were broken and other acts of vandalism were committed in Odell sometime after I a.m. Sunday morning. Broken by possibly a pellet gun was a front plate glass window at the Post Office, Odell Tavern and Ca Man’s Hardware. AcLs of vandalism were also committed at the Fire Station and Mike’s Service Station, o-'-- The Military Wives Club is once again sending packages of food to the servicemen overseas. If you have a husband, son, or brother anywhere overseas during the holiday season, the club would appreciate if you would send or call names and addresses to Judy Hiebert, 1028 N. 15th, phone 228-2756; Nancy Borzekofski, 1215 N vh, phone 223-5353; or Mary Schier-kolk, Wymore, phone 645-7513. The chih extends an invitation to everyone to ion them rn sharing with the bays overseas. Mailing become^ a expense, and any donations you would like to give towards this should be sent to the Mi!'tan' Wives Club, Beatrice National Bank. If you wou’d like to he n the club bv donating baked goods, they should he brought to the home of Kathy Safns, 1918 Elk St., Beatrice, by Nov. 17. Pick-up service will be provided. if necessary, by 228-2756 or 223-5353. From the response the club received from the 66 servicemen last year, we know the packages are deeply appreciated. They hope to reach twice as manv boys this year. Tornado smashes h.rgrra “on Gulfport; two dead watering tank to Pershing College. It will be used to water GULFPORT. Miss. (AP) — A the trees to be planted by the vicious tornado struck the Mis- Israeli aircraft dropped from skies DAMASCUS, Syrra (AP)—An army spokesman announced an Israeli jet fighter was shot down today in the first aerial clash between Syria and Israel since the June Middle East war. COMMUNITY CHEST AGENCY Heart to God. Hand to man Tile multi-faceted soc a1 welfare ministry of the Salvation Army aims at helping and integrating the total man, his spiritual, physical, mental and social being. Whether it be making a discharged prisoner’s return to hrs family smoother, easing fires, and other disasters. Mobile canteens and Salvation Army Red Shield units are presently’ aiding armed forces in many areas here and abroad. Other social service institutes include children’s homes and hospitals, homes for un family tensions of a pre-delin- we<^ mothers, mens social s< v- quent, counseling the alchohol-ic, caring for. the homeless, or providing comfort for the aging, each task is approached “With Heart to God and Hand to Man,” Spiritual and material ald is provided lo vie urn* or floods, ice centers, and summer camps for needy mothers and , children, as well as for character-building efforts. At Christmas the Army brings nourishing dinners, Christinas cheer, and spiritual comfort to more than a million people, including the young, the aged, the sick and shut-ms, the homeless, and convalescent veterans. Throughout the year, t h e Army helps needy families with groceries and other necesstt es. Since it was founded in 1865, the Salvation Army has sought out the less fortunate to alleviate their physical needs and lend spiritual counsel. Out of this concern for the who.e man has grown the complex of services operated by the Salvation Army. Support these services through your Community Chest, “Tree the Campus” Committee. The committee reported today that 88 trees have been contributed so far, and that promised checks are on t h e w ay which should b r in g the total to approximately IOO. Orders have been placed with two nurseries, and the first plantings are to be made next week. The campaign will continue, however, until the 250 tree and shrub landscaping plan is filled. Leonard Whittaker, chairman, said the committee hopes that as many as possible may be p anted before Fishing College’s Founders Day Nov. 19. Recent additional donors include: Seedless ash: Beatrice Business and Professional Women; Loren D. Bell. Flowering crab: Denise Avery', Kethleen Avery, Avery. Hickory: Clayton Avery. Cutleuf birch: Mr. anil Mrs. Leo Sieck. Weeping willow: The Ellis family (memorial to the late Judge C B. Ell s), Jack Schultz, Mr and Mrs. Otto Paul. Spruce: Radio and Equipment Co., Omaha. Pyramidal linden: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Knoflicek. Pin oak Mrs. N M. Ryan, Dr. and Mrs D P McCleery family. sdssippi Gulf Coast area today, smashing a motel, a restaurant and many homes into rubble. At least two persons died and an estimated 200 suffered injury. “A tornado touched down at Gulfport and ran roughly along the beach,” said the Mississippi Civil Defense in a dispatch from the stricken area. “Two hundred injured and two people dead.” The storm struck shortly before 8 a m. as violent weather broke out a’! along the Mississippi short Ii ne of the Gulf of Mexico, a tourists’ playground. Another tornado was reported at Point a la Hache, La., 80 miles west. Units of the Mississippi Highway Patrol at Gulfport reported to the U.S. Weather Bureau in Jadcon    “Some peo ple missing...workers still dtg-Colleen ging out...rain continuing.” The tornado hit the West Pier of the State Port of Gulfport, at 7:50 a m., according to police radio dispatcher H.C. Bechard. The blow toppled 17 of 30 trailer trucks waiting to load bananas, injuring three persons. Then, at 8:05 a.m., word was received by the police devilment that in the neighboring resort town of Mississippi City, the tornado had flattened the Fairchild’ Restaurant, motel and tra.ler court which overlooked Hie oui!. Lets go all at once Sign* of the times are evident all across tho are i as really brisk autumn weather has caused trees to drop their leaves in great numbers. Hero at 1711 Kist Court, in Beatrice, at the F. F. Sehmieror residence, two cars parked overnight were decked in leaves from the large mulberry tree. Ac cording to Mrs. Sehmieror, the tree always sheds its leaves suddenly one day following a cold sn ip. The Ic if carpet also covered the sidewalk and lawn with ankle deep leaves. (Sun Photo) VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Paul Vi’s doctors announced today that after a relapse over the weekend, his fever is going down and he has begun a period of rest to build him up for the operation to correct his prostate ailment. The announcement by the Vatican press office said the date of the operation has not been set. The relapse touched off speculation that the surgery might be delayed. Restless Night Exhausted by one of the most Success is assured for Gage Variety Success is assured for Gage Variety, with the attainment of the membership goal, according to Dr. Charles Clauser, President and General Chairman of Gage Variety, Inc. Nearly 600 persons wril be attending the four programs offered by Gage Varety this year In the campaign which closed Saturday the following memberships were subscribed: 80 sponsors, (of two seats each) 5 patrons, (two seats each) 36 family plans, 300 adults, and 40 students. “We’re very pleased with Hie success of the campaign,’’ Dr Clauser stated, “and grateful to the 175 workers and captains who attained die goal.” “We’re now making plans for the first program, “Duo di Heidelberg,” a husband and wife p ano duo, who will make their premier appearance in America hero in Beatrice on Nov. 14.” A reception is planned for the performers and Gage Variety members following the program. strenuous months of his 52-month reign, the 70-year-old pontiff “passed a restless night with a rising temperature” Saturday night, the Vatican said. “The new episode of fever does not cause concern,” it said later, but the Pope canceled plans to appear Sunday at the canonization of a saint and ceremonies concluding the first meeting of his world Synod of Bishops. The relapse put in question how soon he will be strong enough to undergo the operation that had been expected next week. It was the Pope’s second relapse since he fell ill with an acute inflammation of the urinary system Sept. 4. Doctors said the ailment was caused by an enlarged prostate. Neither the condition nor the operation to correct it are usually regarded as serious but, uncorrected, the condition can cause chronic discomfort and infection. Under Control Doctors brought the inflammation under control with rest and antibiotic injections in September. This enabled the Pope to put off the operation until after a month which included Hie synod, the first world congress of Catholic laymen in IO years and a three-day meeting w’lth Orthodox Patriarch Athenago-ras. Athenagoras left Saturday. When tile synod ended Sunday, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Giovanni Be-nelli read the Pope’s farewell speech to the bishops who had gathered to advise him on affairs of the Church. Four prelates acted for the Pope at the canonization of Brother Bemlde of France, a 19th century teacher in the Christian Brothers order. Congressman Robert Denney, Fairbury, called for mining or blockading the haiphong harbor and continued bombing of North Vietnam, wmen he spoke at a Republican fund-raising dinner here Saturday night. He also said the U.S. should cut off aid to countries that are not sending troops to help us in Vietnam, and those are trading with North Vietnam and Russia. Two hundred fifty-two tickets, at $10 each, were sold to t h e Congressional Re p o r t” dinner at Steeplehouse, one un a series of five Republican fund - raising dinners being held in the Fir st Congressional District. Not all of the tickets were used, but 223 did crowd into Steep’ehouse for the dinner and meeting. It was sponsored by the Gage County Republican organization. There were good delegations present also from Jefferson and Thayer Counties. Walt Braun was general chairman of the event, and Mrs. Jesse Woodward acted as master of ceremonies. Wide Range In his remarks, Denney covered a wide range of subjects. He said the rice-rich Mekong Delta of South Vietnam is capable of feeding two-thirds of Asia. “That is why North Vietnam is fighting for it. We can never defeat the Viet Cong in the jungles, ” but must cut off to the Communist troops. “When they get hundrv enough, then they will sit down at the peace table.” Denney denied voting for a Congressional pay raise. “T h e bill I voted for was on a postal pay raise. They tacked onto it a bill for the president to appoint a commission to examine (Continued on Page 2, Col. 4) Th# Toy Shop, which provides Christmas toys to needy families, is only one of tho many yaar-around services of your local Salvation Army, Major Floyd Root, recently retired, is shown at the Toy Shop during th* 1966 season. (Sun Photo] ;