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Beatrice Daily Sun (Newspaper) - July 18, 1967, Beatrice, Nebraska Temperatures High yesterday Low today 7w6 High Low year 101-77 precipitation this month .47 precipitation this year 16.02 precis. To Date last year 8.84 Beatrice daily Sun weather partly Cloudy through wednesday Chance of showers tonight Low in 60s High tomorrow mid to upper 80s. A if you did no to see it in the Sun it did no to happen Beatrice Nebraska tuesday evening july 18, 1967 zip code 68j10 7c per copy vol. 65 no. 9 search of fails to find Trace Pickrell escapees near massive ground. Air manhunt is conducted after sighting an eight hour search of a two Square mile area South of Pickrell yesterday by about 85 Law enforcement officers failed to turn up any Trace of two escapees from the Nebraska Penitentiary. Sought by ground with four police dogs and by air with a National guard helicopter were William l. Arnold 24, and James f. Harding 33, both of Omaha who escaped from a trusty dormitory saturday morning by scaling a Security Fence. Considered dangerous both men were serving life terms for murder and Are con ask revised plat for mall corporation goes along with recommendations the City planning and stoning commission last night at a Public hearing in the Council Chambers recommended that the proposed shopping Center area North of us 136 Highway at the East Edge of the City be annexed to the City and rezoned for the construction of the mall shopping Center. Revised plat however recommendations were tabled during which time William b. Rist attorney for Daum development corp., will prepare and submit to the pm a revised plat to meet with the commissions recommendations. After the revised plat is filed with the pm it will remain tabled for a 14-Day period before final action is taken by the commission. Harry Daum of Boise Idaho president of the corporation was present at the hearing and indicated head go along with the pm Zus recommendations. Recommendations recommendations Are i provide that construction on lot 2 will be restricted to a shopping Center and related buildings Only 2 provide for the dedication of 26th and Elk streets and Extension 3 provide for a 20-foot Utility easement at the Southern end of lot i. Daum has divided the property into two lots. Lot i is a 170-foot deep Buffer strip from the South Side of Elk Street to the line of lot 2. The latter lot is for the development proper parking area service station Etc. The pm at the request of a property owner in the area also suggested that a screen planting be provided along t h e South line of lot i to be installed and maintained by the mall shopping Center after the installation of utilities. The total land area of t h e mall Center is 923-297 Square feet and the Gross build no area will be 225.208. Total lease Able area is 200,206. Recently j. C. Penney announced it has signed a lease to locate a full time store in the mall. Penney a plan on a total area of 79,476 Square feet. Daum who will have the mall constructed operates no continued on Page 2, col. 2 moist air spreading Over state associated pres. Scattered showers were expected to move across Nebraska late tuesday and Early wednesday ending wednesday afternoon. The weather Bureau said moist Gulf air coming up around the Western Edge of High pressure entered Over Side red dangerous. Arnold was in prison for the murder of his parents and Harding was convicted for slaying an Omaha bus Driver during a tavern Holdup. The search for the two men entered on the Pickrell area after Melvin Timke of Rural Beatrice one mile East reported to the Gage county sheriffs office late monday morning that he had seen two men dressed in Blue denims on the Ernest Daubendiek farm just South of the Pickrell Corner on Highway 77. Timke who is a Salesman knew that the Daubendiek family was not at Home since he had just talked with Daubendiek and his son Kenneth at the Frantz implement co., just North of Beatrice. After passing the Daubendiek place where he caught a glimpse of two men crouching near a machine shed he returned to investigate. He sat he was going to Quot play it dumb and ask the men if their father was at Home. When he got Back to the farm the men were gone and he noted a barbed wire Fence leading to the Creek bed still quivering. Authorities notified Timke then waited at the Daubendiek House until Dauben Dieks son Kenneth arrived about 20 minutes later and the Gage county sheriffs office was notified. Deputies Ron Sohl and Ker Mclaughlin arrived on the scene and after searching the area were joined by state police units. Within a Short time a search party was organized which eventually included about 35 guards from the penal Complex in Lincoln 17 of Beatrices 20 policemen 15 members of the state police and sheriffs from Gage Lancaster Adams Johnson and Pawnee counties and several game wardens police dogs from Beatrice Lincoln and Hastings were also used in the Hunt. Aiding the Law enforcement officers were 15 units of a by ers according to Bill Sorenson Filley who is president of the first homesteaders a by ers. The a by ers were posted around the search area passing on information by Way of their citizens band radios. Heading the various search units were Warden Maur ice Sigler and Deputy Warden John Greenholtz of the Nebraska penal Complex chief Merl Hesser of the Beatrice police department and Captain j. H. Ayers of the state patrol. Road pickets pulled most of the Road pickets were pulled off at 3 a. In. This morning according to Gage county Deputy Ron Sohl although Penitentiary guards remained posted on Bridges and at other key Points on the roads Between Pickrell and the North Booster station. Vehicles also continued to patrol the area ready to move quickly. During the night the sheriffs office received a report of two men one of them dressed in Blue roaming the Wymore Blue Springs area. An investigation failed to confirm the report. The feeling today appears to be that the men had escaped from the area either before it was sealed off or during the night. Undergrowth thick underbrush along Indian Creek where the search was concentrated is so thick that Deputy Sohl said Quot i think if i had an hour to pick a place i could hide so that nobody could Ever find me even in adding to the discomfort of the searchers in addition to the High weeds and underbrush was a bumper crop of mosquitoes. A Check of the search area this morning revealed that the National guard helicopter and a sheriffs patrol car Are on the scene but no men Are conducting a ground search. Area combed for escapees from prison left Melvin Timke whose sighting of two men believed to be the escaped convicts touched off a massive manhunt South of Pickrell stands watch on Highway 77. Above right the machine shed from which the two were sighted moving in crouched position on the Ernest Daubendiek farm at the Pickrell Corner. Boy is a Daubendiek son Daryl below left Are guards from the Nebraska Pena Complex lined up at the Edge of a Field prior to making a second sweep of the area in the search. Below right is the National guard helicopter which played an important role in the Hunt. Captain . Avers of the state patrol said the Quot chopper Quot was particularly helpful in seeing Down into the cultivated Fields. Sun photos Al Iii two Day broken by rail tie up Congress Washington apr the first nationwide rail strike in 20 years ended and trains began moving today after a two Day tie up was broken by a Federal Back to work Law. Compulsory settlement the new Law signed by president Johnson monday night after Hasty enactment by Congress requires compulsory settlement if necessary to end a Long dispute Over wages. 8-year-old Beatrice boy Dies of Accident injuries an 8-year-old Beatrice boy Ronald d. Jenkin jr., died Early this morning of injuries sustained in an Accident monday evening in front of his Home at 626 w. Mary St. The youngster along with another child was playing on the curbing when he apparently darted into the Street and was struck by a car operated by Bernard d. Huls 39, of 424 n. Sumner St. 9 the boy was rushed to a Beatrice Hospital about 9 to p.m., and died Between 3 and 4 ., this morning. Injuries were to the head face and leg. A slowed Down investigating officer sgt. Gene Burton states that Huls said he was travelling West on Mary Street and noticed the children on the curbing area. Huls slowed Down and according to the report started to resume Speed when Quot something according to police the lad apparently darted into the two car Accident results in bruises a two car Accident tuesday resulted in no serious injuries to the la occupants. The cars in collision were those of mrs. Jenell Joiner of round Hill by. And Conrad e. Lutjemeier of Herkimer ran. The Lutjemeier car was making a a turn about eight Miles Western Virginia had reached j South of Beatrice on Highway the state and a Cool Pacific front was moving slowly eastward to meet it. The Cool front was expected to Cross Nebraska wednesday. Slightly warmer weather was expected tuesday night and wednesday. The Mercury climbed to 88 at Valentine monday and the overnight Low of 56 was recorded at Norfolk and Burwell. 77 when the Accident occurred according to the sheriffs office. The seven occupants of the Joiner car were treated and released at the lutheran Hospital. They were Betty Tucker 29 Perry Tucker 9 Marilyn Powell 24 Jenell Joiner 26 Barry Joiner 3 Rebecca Joiner 5 and Sandra Joiner 6. The three passengers in the Lutjemeier car his wife and two children did not seek medical attention. Street and was hit by the right front fender of the Huls car. Although police fee it was an unavoidable Accident on the part of Huls an investigation is being made. Survivors Ronald Daniel Jenkin jr., was bom april 22, 1959 in Beatrice. In addition to his parents or. And mrs. Ronald d. Jenkin sr., he is survived by a sister Rhonda of the Home his grandparents or. And mrs. George Jenkin. Ca Fomia and Irene Sailor Beatrice and d. H. Sailor Gordon neb. Services Are pending at Griffiths Hovendick Chapel. Three persons die in Headon collision Beemer apr three persons were killed and two others injured tuesday in a Headon crash on . 275 about three Miles East of Here. Safety patrolman r. Tobey identified the victims As Harold a. Riecken and Dan Nelson both 18 year old residents of Fremont and Duane Beckman 24, of Wayne. Riecken was the Driver of the westbound Auto and Beckman was driving the other car involved. Two passengers in the Riecken Auto were hospitalized at West Point in what Tobey described As serious to critical condition. They Are Debora Wiechman 13, of Fremont and a girl whom Tobey identified As a miss Johnson. The word to Stop the strike spread rapidly across the country after the president acted. Pickets began withdrawing a Short time later and Many of the commuter trains in big metropolitan areas resumed operations. A few traffic snarls remained but for the most part officials reported vital materials needed in Vietnam were Back on the rails and passenger trains that a a a a a a president appoints conciliation Board Washington a president Johnson named a conciliation Board today to try to solve the Railroad dispute. He also called for another Home front Effort to stimulate employment and opportunities for the poor in order to avoid what he termed More Wattles and new arks. For the panel to try to solve the dispute that brought on a two Day nationwide rail strike Johnson named a five member Board under the chairmanship of be. Wayne Morse Dore a Man on whom he has called in the past for similar duties. During the night the president said he got in touch with Fred Rappel retired president of american Telephone and Telegraph co., in Switzerland with mediator Theodore Kheel in Paris with Al Cio president George Meany in Miami Beach and with retired Republican sen. Leverett Saltonstall of Massachusetts. They will serve under Morse. Quot of course we Are very hopeful we can get an agreement Between the parties Quot Johnson said. Were halted by the strike took up their journeys where they left off sunday. The leaders of six striking shop Craft unions ordered members to heed the Back to work Law. The White House said labor Secretary w. Willard Wirtz conferred with leaders of All six unions and afterwards j. E. A Doc Quot Wolfe chief negotiator for the railroads said he was informed the unions ordered membership compliance with the Law. But an official of the Southern railway said it obtained a court order today enjoining a continuance of the strike after workers set up additional picket lines. Hearing set the Southern railway spokesman Sard judge Frank w. Wilson of the . District court in Chattanooga tern., issued the order and set a hearing on it for wednesday morning. Picket lines were reported crumbling elsewhere following enactment of the measure. Quot this will enable the products of our farms and factories to move freely once More Quot said president Johnson in signing the Law Congress hastily passed monday to end the first nationwide rail walkout in 20 years. Quot it will permit vitally needed and supplies to be sent to our fighting forces in Vietnam a without interruption Quot Johnson said. It also requires a government imposed settlement of the wage dispute if unions and management done to reach their own agreement within 90 Days. A Union Leader angrily called the Law Quot the strike breaking act of 1967.&Quot extra swim session at y for school age youngsters. Begins aug. 21 the Beatrice Myca is adding an extra swim session to ifs summer program director Earl Myers announced. It will begin aug. 21. For school age youngsters classes will be hour Long with a $5 fee for the one week session. For 4 and 5 year Olds classes will be half an hour each and the fee $2.50. Quot the summer swim lessons have been quite popular with the 600 boys and girls enrolled filled for the last two sessions Myers said. Quot the third session classes Are half hour each will end july 21 and the fourth session will begin july 24, ending aug. 4.&Quot most classes Are already filled for the last two session but there Are a few vacancies for All Ages and continue for two weeks for the originally scheduled sessions. Because the extra session will be one week Only classes will be of one hour duration for children age 6 and up. Daily schedule for the extra session aug. 21-25 9-10 ., beginners. 10-11 ., 20 foot. La 12, minnows. 12 15 12 45, pre school. 1-2 p.m., beginners. 2-3 p.m., beginners. 3-4 p.m., 20 foot. 4-5 p.m., fish. Boards invited Lincoln Apall of Nebraska a 93 counties will be invited to appear at hearings of the state Board of equalization which Are scheduled for Early August. Second time around Luck seemed to have run out but Pilot rescued from Jungle Saigon apr it. Cmdr. Demetrio Anthony Verich dodged two flaming Sam missiles and banked toward the North vietnamese rail Yard that was his target. A third missile thundered into his crusader jets exhaust and blew the Tail off. The plane flipped Over monday and Dove for the ground 5,000 feet below at 400 Miles an hour. The Stocky 35-year-old Bachelor from Laona wis., popped his ejection seat and the Chute opened when he was about 1,000 feet up. Ground fire zipped a bout him and he drifted toward the v Bim owing fireball from his own crashed Jet. Verich had been shot Down just a year on his first tour in Vietnam with the Carrier Oriskany. That time he was picked up just off the coast with red mortar shells dropping into the water All around him. This time the coast was 40 Miles away and his Luck seemed to have run out. Lifted to safety after a night hiding out on a North vietnamese Hillside a helicopter lifted the Pilot to safety monday with communist fire zipping around him while other pilots drove off three communist mig21s. Verich told a news conference in Saigon today that he landed on a Steep Hillside covered with Brush tangled Trees and vines that Rose 30 feet overhead. A few Hundred Yards downhill he could hear firing and North vietnamese calling to each other. Quot i Lay Low and covered myself up with branches Quot he said. He tried to move about Midnight to a safer area a he could hear voices about too Yards away. But the ground was so Steep he feared he would fall in the darkness and perhaps break a leg. He covered himself up again after moving Only 20 feet. At Dawn the american planes returned first the jets then the slower propeller driven sky raid ers and finally a noisy helicopter. The red gunners opened up on the planes and the helicopter. Flying his first Rescue Mission tall lean helicopter Pilot Neil Sparks a Navy lieutenant from Tulsa okla., was welcomed to the area by a Shell that blew into the Cabin 18 inches from his feet. It wrecked some of his controls and his radio earphones. Rescue flare while other . Fliers drove off three mig2ls, Sparks fanned Back and Forth Over the mountainous area unable to spot Verich. Finally he neared the downed Pilot and Verich fired a Rescue flare up through the Brush the Hill was so Steep the helicopters Blades were brushing the Trees on one Side As it hovered Over Verich about too feet below. A Long Cable was lowered to him. Verich tried to grab the Cable. The first time it slipped out of his hands and helicopter Crew Filley expands Black Topping plans Filley special the ten blocks of Black Topping that began july 3 has been expanded to 21% blocks of the planned re surfacing. The work is being done by the Bartholomew construction co. Of Beatrice. The original ten blocks was planned to pass the school and both churches. Convicts testify fire deliberately set by Richard Oppel Milton Fla. A convicts under Shotgun guard have testified that three cellmate deliberately set the prison fire that burned 37 inmates to death. Among those who died were the three accused of setting the Blaze. As the formal inquest into the sunday night fire at state prison Road Camp 12 at Jay Fla., started in Santa Rosa county courthouse 22 bodies sacked in Olive drab body bags Lay outside the old county jail awaiting positive identification. The coroners inquest will decide if criminal negligence or homicide was involved in the tragedy. On the table before county judge Mahlon Mccall monday were the prison files of All 51 men who had been in the locked and barred Barracks at Camp 12. Of the 51, eight were in the county jail unharmed six were in hospitals with Burns and 37 had perished. The convicts testified that it was about six minutes after the fire started before guard . Lovett unlocked the barred Quot Cage door and a solid wooden door to let them flee. Lovett took the stand and testified that a smashing shouting disturbance broke out first and he ran to toss the keys Over a High barbed a re Fence to guard Richard e. Cobb who used them to unlock the prison Arsenal. Quot we had to get longer guns a Lovett said. When he saw the fire and returned Lovett said a i made four passes before i could open the door. It was so hot i had trouble convict Roy g. Regan 26, said Quot i heard the screaming. That a when i looked up and saw the whole Wall was afire and it started to Roll Down the ceiling at Regan and the other prisoner i Ard and Evans was not immedi witnesses some of whom came lately available. To court shirtless others with to shirts marked by Ash and smoke called the names of the three men who they said turned the 40-by 90-foot wooden Barracks into a funeral pyre. The Trio who allegedly set the tragic Blaze was identified to the coroners jury As Joseph Earl Wynder a negro and Thomas e. Ard and Earl Evans both White men. All were from the Pensacola area. Wynder was sentenced to prison from Calhoun county for grand larceny and burglary. Information on convictions of the convict witnesses said Wynder Ard and Evans used newspapers and toilet tissue to Start their fires after a television set and fluorescent lights were smashed. But Lovett said the resentment began when a pornographic Book was confiscated from Ard. Lovett 49, who has been a prison guard for a year entered the burning building and herded five frightened men outside. He was burned in the Rescue but not severely. Men brought it up empty. The second time said Verich Quot i grabbed it and Hung on for dear while the too feet of Cable was slowly pulled in the helicopter hovered almost motionless. Bullets zipped by. The helicopter shuddered from another hit but it Wasny to serious. Happy affair when Verich finally clawed his Way into the Cabin he grabbed a crewman and hugged him. Quot i guess he thought i was going to kiss him Quot said the Pilot. Then w 11 h machine guns spraying and jets flying cover the helicopter Quot got the hell out of it was Verich a second Mission of this cruise with the Oriskany. He completed 75 on his previous tour. After two weeks leave in Australia he will return to the Carrier. Beatrice again Dairy show site once again this year Beatrice will be the site of one of the la District Dairy shows in Nebraska and Western Iowa sponsored by the Omaha chamber of Commerce a Sar Ben Dairy interests in the two states and local sponsors. The Beatrice show will be on aug. 5 at the Fairgrounds. . Nibler Nebraska state Extension Dairyman said that 1,290 animals were shown in the la Dairy shows last year. They Are open to 4-h Chib members and future Farmers of America. All purple and Blue ribbon winners will be eligible to exhibit at the a Sar Ben Dairy show in september and the a Sar Ben Dairy Queen will be selected from among District winners. Polly Dollar the suggestion of a Beatrice daily Sun Reader was accepted to the Polly a pointers column on Page 4. She is mrs. George Graff of Hollenberg ran. Mrs. Graff will receive a Polly Dollar for her a sidewalk bazaars bargain event is wednesday in Beatrice

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