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Beatrice Daily Sun (Newspaper) - July 23, 1977, Beatrice, Nebraska BEATRICE DAILY SUN July 1977 1 5 Cents Nine bound in mass homicide PHOTO BY ROB AAARVIN Dee the Holstein says its too early for a cold shower as Janet Hamm bathes her for the District Dairy Show Animals on parade DAIRY SHOWMEN from 12 counties led their cattle through the show ring Saturday morning as the District Dairy Show got underway at the Gage County This years show was estimated to be at least as if not than last years when 274 cows were Among showmen was Laura Warlick of the reigning AkSarBen Dairy and queen of the Beatrice Miss Warlick gave up ner district queen crown when a new queen was named early Saturday OVERVIEW Brown in Korea South Korea AP Defense Secretary Harold Brown arrived today for a round of what is expected to be tough bargaining with the South Koreans over President Carters plan to withdraw all ground troops from Brown said the talks will af firm the intent of the United States to maintain powerful military forces in Korea andi throughout the western The Seoul government has said it wants enough aid to establish a military balance with Communist North Korea by the time the withdrawal is com probably in five Carters withdrawal plan would leave Air Force units in South Out of control Maine AP The forest fire that has been burning out of control at Baxter State Park has more than dou bled in size during the past two days and has covered some about 70 square The touched off Sunday by two separate lightning sprouted a fourmilelong narrow tail of flames burned un comfortably close oh Friday to onemilehigh the states highest peak CarterOwen talks WASHINGTON AP Pres ident Carter met today with British Foreign Secretary David Owen to review British efforts to find a peaceful conversion to black majority rule in southern We want to assess the ques tion of southern Africa and make sure our own policies are com patible with the President said at the start of the White House The President said the two would also talk about the Middle Murder probe AP The bloodied bodies of four men found stuffed in an elevator in this Chicago suburb were professionally murdered by someone they knew and investigators Police said the victims appar ently were led into the elevator one by one by someone they knew and trusted before they were killed by a volley of 25 to 20 Investigators have refused to speculate on a Flood toll at 49 AP The official death toll from the flood that tore through this community has reached but unofficially the toll was Three fatalties were added to the confirmed dead on the state police list included only those persons whose bodies were in morgues or en route to Todays cogitation To go slowly and to live a long time are two brothers a Dutch Industrial sites ready for market Industrial lots northwest of Beatrice are almost on the and promotion now can At a special Saturday morning the Gage County Industrial Board agreed to contract for of promotion with the Beatrice Chamber of Commerce and with Jim executive vice president of the Bradley proposed that of the about be used for salaries be used on meetings and professional training be used on advertising and promotion and be set aside in a contingency probation in Coors theft AP Two Lincoln men convicted of stealing 279 cases of Coors beer from an interstate shipment were sentenced Friday to 10 days in jail and three years Clifford and Bob both of Lincoln also were ordered to repay the Hill Trucking of Council for the cost of the stolen The amount of restitution is to be decided by the Probation District Judge Warren Urbom ordered the brothers to spend 5 weekends in jail beginning in A jury con victed the brothers of stealing the beer from a truck they were driving from Oklahoma City to New Jersey last July and selling it on the Moose Lodge parking Also included in the budget would be subscriptions and Bradley explained that the for salaries would fund portions of his along with the Chambers office manager and new fulltime clerical The new person would keep track of industrial he such as organizing files and The board voted to accept Bradleys proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning Most of us are in the dark and Jims the only one who knows what hes board member Wayne Price Why dont we try it one year The Board also decided to continue its 8 meetings on the last Saturday of each but also decided to consider a regular joint meeting with the Gage County Industrial The corporation is the newly formed group now responsible for developing and selling the lots at the 113acre in dustrial Chuck president of the cor Saturday By JAMES SMITH Associated Press Writer AP A 27year old man was charged today with killing his foster brothers seven children and a niece in what authorities call the worst mass homicide in Connecticut The bodies were found Friday morning in the burned home where the man had lived with the Frederick Beaudoin family in this central Connecticut Authorities said the fire apparently had been set and some of the children had been gagged and The griefstricken Beaudoin said the only thing he had to live for was to see the bastard His bitter remark came before his foster brothers and he was apparently referring generally to whoever was responsible for the Lome Acquin was held on bond at the state jail in New Haven pending arraignment Monday on nine counts of authorities Resident State Trooper William McCasland said Acquin had a record of robbery and burglary He was charged with the death of Cheryl her seven who ranged in age from 4 to and her 6 yearold who was staying over night at their Acquin had lived off and on for several years with the Beaudoin family in their He and his were raised by Fredericks Marion Fredericks who had said Friday that Acquin would have done nothing to hurt said today of her foster son I loved but this is I want to see him convicted if he done Its I still dont believe I cant believe she Asked by a reporter whether she would try to help raise bail for she said Are you out of your mind I want to see him put to to have the misery that were going through at this I want to see him suffer in the same respect he put these little children Trooper McCasland said of Lome Acquin that the Beaudoin home was the only address that hed ever had outside of told police he had been at work about 10 miles away in a North Haven factory on the midnightto7 shift when the fire Puffyeyed and he dabbed prehend the days He wasnt at his charred house when his familys bodies were carried out in plastic A state trooperhad taken him from his job back to his parents house in where he talked with a report He said he wasnt told immediately that his wife and children were mur Hes in a state of said his She said the police told the Family little about the Elliot chief state medical said evidence showed that some of the children had head He said the official cause of death would not be announced until autopsies were performed The bodies were carried from the home Friday 10 hours after the Authorities delayed removal of the victims because of their investigation inside the Cartons of rubble taken from the home were taken to three mobile laboratories used at the scene of major The victims were identified as Cheryl about Fred Mary and their Jennifer of who was staying for the reported at the meeting that the grading and finishing touches to the site will be done by local his eyes as he sat with his parents Friday trying to com AP LASERPHOTO Connecticut State Police troopers escort Lome after he was arrested and charged with nine counts of murdereight children and a woman in Visitors whys and wherefores put Hamms daily life in new perspective PHOTO BY MARY ANN BENNETT Diane Hamm Yoko Ishyama and Janet Hamm prepare fresh corn for By MARY ANN BENNETT The Bill Hamm family of Beatrice never thought there was anything unusual about their Then they tried to explain it to a 14 yearold Japanese girl who speaks very little The Hamms are one of eight families in Gage County hosting Japanese 12 19 years as part of the Nebraska Japan Youth More than 170 rural Nebraska families are par ticipating in the The Gage County visitors arrived in Beatrice Friday after a flight into Lin coln from Tokyo The Hamms Yoko will stay with the family until Although she can speak very little she already is learning her way around the Hamms dairy and the Hamms are hostesses for but Janet The whole family wants to be Diane said everyday experiences such as meals are no but more detailed explanations of farm life are especially with Yokos limited knowledge of The Hamms planned to take Yoko to the District Dairy Show in Beatrice and Janet said it was hard to make her understand why the family rose early in the morning to take cattle to town and march them around a Thats something we never thought about I Summer and the dairy shows come and we just all go to but its strange for Janet said the family anticipates seeing their daily life in a new per spective by showing it to their We dont plan to do anything special just live our normal she But I guess it will make us think about some of the things we Yokos background is different from the Hamms n the life she will lead on Her family lives Japan outside Her father is a tobacco retailer and travels to work in Tokyo by She has one 8 years Janet said the Hamms plan to help Yoko improve her Until she becomes more dictionaries Janet Yoko can recognize many English although she cant pronounce them or put them into She nods her head vigorously and laughs when she hears the word She knows a few expressions such as thank and she can translate Japanese characters into the English alphabet and spell some On her first day in Yoko toured the farm and helped with helped prepare garden vegetables for dinner and helped wash The Hamms volunteered for the program in the spring when they heard about it through the Gage County Extension We thought it would be interesting and a lot of Janet The Hamms had met Japanese youngsters in the American Field Service and wanted the learning experiences of hosting a foreign The NebraskaJapan exchange has been going on for five but this is the first year Gage County has par As part of the 12 Nebraska 4 H members will spend a month in Japan with host attending visiting historic sites and attending youth Other Gage Countians hosting Japanese youth are Leonard Adams Gerald Wymore Beatrice Marilyn Beatrice Merlin Odell Leonard Liberty George Ulrick DeWitt and Jim
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