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Idaho State Journal (Newspaper) - August 20, 1967, Pocatello, Idaho Fair today and tonight with Light winds. High expected to Day Low tonight 45 to Chinee of rain less than 10 per Idaho sunday journal problem Richard Nixon faces old prob Lem again. Read column by Evans and Novak on Page 4. Vol. Lxvi no. 134 Pocatello Idaho sunday August 20, 1967 fifteen cents Farmer admits killing family St. Cloud Minn. A a Small town sunday school superintendent has admitted shooting himself and inventing a Story which he blamed mid night marauders for the deaths of his wife and four Small cil Dren i their burning Home. Sheriff Peter Lahr said Satur Day that David Hoskins 30. Had signed a statement saying he had shot his wife then set fire to their farmhouse to conceal the crime. No charges were immediately filed. The charred bodies of his wife Loretta 29, and their Chil 6 Darla 59 Linda via and David 6 recovered Friday from the soldering ruins. The Hoskins farm Home is about 60 Miles North of Minne Apolis in Central Minnesota. Hoskins states that after wounding himself with the death weapon and setting the fires he also tied himself to his outdoor clothesline pole and Only then Hoskins chairman of the Board of the Church of Christ at nearby Kimball Minn., where he had been sunday school superintendent for three years was found tied to a clothesline pole by a group of teen agers. Some youngsters noticed the House and barn afire and stopped to investigate. Hoskins was naked to the Waist and bleeding from gun shot wounds in the shoulder and Abdomen. He was taken to St. Cloud Hospital and a Bullet was removed from his shoulder. At the Hospital Hoskins told Evision with his wife when he heard a car door slam about Midnight thursday. Hoskins said he went outside to investigate was jumped by four or five Young men who shot him during a scuffle and then tied him arms spread outward on a clothesline pipe near the House. Realized that his children were i the sheriff said Hoskin in the burning the Stearns county sheriff said. He further claims that he attempted to free himself to save the children but became entangled and was unable to free the sheriff said at a news conference. Poc Tellan takes part in bombing Saigon a it. Dennis Merrill 3, of Pocatello Idaho a Bombardier was on one of the a6 intruders from the Carrier Constellation that hit the Nam Dinh army Barracks Southeast of Hanoi thursday. There was Thunder and Light Ning All around but we found the target and damaged three of the he said. It. Merrill is a 1961 graduate of Pocatello High school and received a a Roth scholarship for four years at University of Utah. He is the son of or. And mrs. Ralph 0. Merril 545 North Johnson. Changed his Story during interrogation at the Hospital Friday right. Hoskins was not under formal arrest but a guard was at th3 door to his Hospital room Hoskins a helicopter Pilot in the National guard was taken off the danger list saturday and was reported in serious Condi Tion. Paul Donner Stearns county attorney said no formal com plaint had been prepared but added one would be filed Mon a. We think the motive has been Estah she but it cannot be revealed until further corroborating evidence is Donner said. The couple were married in february 1958. Hoskins worked for an electronics company in St. Cloud 17 Miles away until it closed eight months ago. Since then he has helped his brother in Law Eldon capes operate several farms owned by capes and one farm owned by his father Leo hos Kins. Marines use riot control Gas to rout Cong suspects by Robert d. Ohman wounded. Infantry air and a Saigon a four Viet Cong suspects emerged alive from a Tunnel in the Hills 27 Miles Southwest of Danang saturday because . Marines used riot control Gas rather thai More deadly weapons in one of the minor actions that now typify Iii ground War. The explosion of a grenade tearing chemicals that induce tears and nausea caused three men and a woman to crawl out of their hiding place after they Baa spared orders from leathernecks of the 5th Marine regi ment to surrender. Associated press photograph Rick Merron who was on the scene said a search of the Tun Nel by masked marines yielded Field packs canteens and am munition for a communist As Sault Rifle. Highlights of other develop ments pilots flew a near record 186 multilane missions Friday in the recently expanded air War against North Vietnam. This was second Only to the record of 197 missions set aug. 3. Communist Supply lines were the prime targets. In a periodic updating of aircraft losses in the War the . Command said planes and helicopters had been destroyed from All causes. Planes downed in combat Over North Vietnam total 647, Over South Vietnam 199. Marine reconnaissance team near the demilitarized zone spotted 15 North Vietnam Ese soldiers in Green fatigue uniforms busily building Bun kers. The marines opened fire and without suffering a casualty i died five of the enemy and routed the rest. Paratroopers of the 1st Bri Gade . 101st airborne Divi Sion had three fights Friday with guerrillas and North Viet namese regulars near Tarn by about 340 Miles Northeast of Sai gon. They killed 9 enemy sol Dies and lost 3 killed and 34 wounded. Though ground activity was widely scattered known Ameri can casualties from the Day s Field reports were 9 dead and 99 traffic deaths by the associated press 1967 to Date 143 to Date 167 1965 to data 185 Tii Iery firepower were reported to have killed 165 of the enemy. Both the allies and the communists use nonlethal gases on occasion. It has become routine a Sharp change from the inter Par mental tests by the South vietnamese armed forces with .-supplied Gas came to Light in the Spring of 1965. The marines were equipped with both Gas and Gas masks As they moved out in helicopter assaults for the second phase of operation Cochise intended to locate the Headquarters and Supply Center of the North vietnamese army s 2nd Divi Sion. They met Little resistance. In the seven Day opening phase which ended Friday the marines killed 39 enemy sol Diers and picked up 26 suspects. Three marines were killed and 22 wounded. In the political Field a vice presidential candidate plan Quang Dan raised the Issue of land Reform. He told a news conference he believed the tide of War would Chang quickly if a Good land Reform program was set up. Motorcycle Auto mishap fatal to pair a Pocatello couple was killed when the motorcycle they were Riding was struck by an Automo bile on interstate 15 in Pocatello shortly after noon saturday. State police identified the vie Tims As Homer m. Betty 39, and his wife Marion 42, of 745 North seventh. He was employed in Pocatello by the Pacific fruit express co. They were parents of a Daugh Ter Marie Betty Pocatello. The automobile was driven by 15-year-old Norman v. Bird Blackfoot. Passengers in the car were Bird s parents or. And mrs. Vernon Bird. None of the three was injured state police said. State police said the Accident occurred in the southbound Lane interchange. Investigation is continuing state police said. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Manning s. Additional men needed to fight Blaze by the associated press slight winds fanned flames through the dry Timberland in tile trapper Peak country of Idaho s Panhandle saturday As forestry officials issued a Coil for More men to Battle the Blaze. An estimated men were on the fire lines saturday. Some 100 of the fighters from the Crow Indian tribe near Bill Ings mont., were to be released from duty sunday morning after several Days on the fire line they were to return Home for a additional tribal ceremonies. Forest service personnel die not know if rain dances would be part of the ceremonies. Temperatures throughout of the Northwest were in the 100s saturday. Much again highs for sunday were predicted to be a lower 90-95 in some places but no significant rain was forecast. Thunderstorms were a possibility. The Call for reinforcements came from the Kanitsu nation Al Forest Headquarters in Sand Point Idaho. Some 190 fire fighters were sought about half of whom were to be As signed to the once controlled plume Creek fire which blew up saturday morning. When contained earlier the plume Creek fire was 30 acres. But saturday it was an estimated 50 acres despite k Aerial drops of fire retardant. More than 100 men were work ing the Plum Creek fire lines saturday. Coordinating the fire fighting ask in five states is the Job of he Forest service Headquarters in Missoula mont., which for eight Days has been an around the clock operation. Forest officials have been working 12 and 14 hour shifts daily. Fire fighting specialists and analysts from throughout the nation were called in saturday As no break in the dry hot summer appeared imminent. Despite the continued heat ire Boss Gus Verdal on the trapper Peak Blaze North of Riest Lake in Idaho said he Toped his fire would be control de by wednesday. The nearby Kanitsu Mountain continued on Page 2. Col 8 reds plan terror Campaign to disrupt Viet election Washington a . Evidence saturday of Viet Cong plans to mount a terror Campaign aimed at disrupting the september election in South Vietnam. Communist harassment could include attempts to assassinate opposition blame the candidates killings on and the present military regime whose leaders Are running for office the officials said. Chief of state Nguyen Van Thieu and prime minister Nguyen Cao by Are the front runners in a Field also including 10 civilian slates. The civilian candidates have been accusing the government of sabotaging their campaigns. Washington authorities be Lieve the murder last dec. 7 of a leading anti Junta member of the constituent Assembly Tran Van Van was the work of the View Cong. And they say some 3 candidates were assassinated during last Spring s election of South vietnamese to local offices. The officials said a number of recent Viet Cong defectors and Wisoner reported having re Vived orders to disrupt the National governmental elections slated for sept. 3. Plus communist Broad casts condemning the elections and the past pattern of Viet Cong has led washing ton authorities to expect a wave of terrorist acts during the final few Days of the political Campaign. It is anticipated that the harassment will be aimed both at candidates and at keeping Vot ers away from the polls. The officials also told news men . Government is Tak no no position on whether the elections should be postponed a month As proposed by sen. Jacob k. Javits r-n.y., and some of the South vietnamese civilian candidates. However the South Vietnam Ese campaigners appear to be quite Active in the few weeks allowed for politicking. The elec Ion machinery is geared to the sept. 3 Date and it would be difficult to postpone. From Japan Bel Holland Britain and pos India May go to South cum Wibly Vietnam for the elections. Don closes counties because of fire Boise a gov. Don Samuelson closed Idaho s two North Ern most counties to Public a Cess saturday night because of the extreme fire danger. In a proclamation issued sat urday night after returning Here rom the Forest fire area in Forth Idaho gov. Samuelson Aid because of die extreme fire Langer and emergency that exists in Bonner and Boundary counties in North Idaho it is imperative that i close both coun ies to Public Access immediate y. I request that All logging Ishing Berry picking recreational and other activities on Lublic and private lands cease ind urge that the Public be sex remely careful of fire in the to Northern counties and in All Ither areas of Idaho. Lighting the sky Bridge the 150-foot High sky Way Bridge across Bay near St. Petersburg a etched against the Stormy night a by bolts of lightning. The Are has More electrical storms than anywhere in the country. Church urges cd St keep Faith in . Mccall Idaho a the political scene in America described saturday by sen Frank Church a Idaho As struggle Between the apostles o fear and the apostles of Faith. Is today a re enact ment of the classic struggle against those who put their fear of communism above their Faith in Church said Church was the principal speaker at the closing banquet of the 1967 convention of the Young democratic clubs of Idaho. The apostles of fear Church said would have us believe that the world is a great red sea into which we Are rapidly Church who has been the tar get of an abortive recall Effort in Idaho said. Steps toward peace Are seer As a sell out attempts to Deal with dangerous tension Are appeasement and every rational act of Confidence is seen As a signal of impending the senator urged the Young democrats to keep Faith with America to Honor its principles institutions and leaders what Ever their party affiliation. It is your Mission to restore refurbish and re state our Amer can Faith in Freedom at a time when Many would sacrifice our Reedom out of a hysterical fear of he said. Continued on Page 2 col. 3 appears slight no one knows How bad Idaho s drug problem is by teen m. Bailey de meath a associated press writer Boise a the Idaho legislature passed two Laws Thi year to strengthen control Ove Sale and use of narcotics am dangerous drugs but no one really knows just How bad Ida to s drug problem is. Law enforcement officials say the problem in Idaho with us ers and Sellers of narcotics and drugs is not of major proper Tion but efforts Are being made to eliminate it entirely. C. E. Barnett head of the state Board of pharmacy Salt the new Laws give enforcement agencies the tool with which to work but he said no one had any idea of the statewide scope of the problem. In the Boise area Ada county and Boise City agencies Are investigating drug and narcotics use in conjunction with the state Board of and 14 arrests were made last week end. County confiscation and state officials raided several residences and according to Ada county Sherff Paul Bright confiscated amounts of marijuana and Ltd As Well As a number of narcotic oriented publications and apparatus used to inhale marijuana. Also confiscated were several a teens exhibiting the effects of narcotics. The Kittens had to be killed the humane society said be Ause their brains were Perma entry damaged by marijuana Iven them in a water bowl in autopsy on a dead River Montana fish and game department personnel electronic stunning equipment to search for aquatic life in the Clark Fork River the head Waters of the Columbia after receiving word the River had been polluted by Copper Wutt from Anaconda co Niia us. Fish and game director Frank Dunkle termed the River dead after viewing he pollution a elects firsthand. He then ordered the Crews in to gather evidence for an injunction sought against the company. The pot when he has some of Bright produced a tape illegal substance in his pos cording of a Young Man toned in Boise who told of such chemical he had recently gone to As Ltd and a new Francisco for the sole called sep is difficult Lam of purchasing a Large said. Of Ltd doses for Sale in fact no Trace of the drugs Boise be found in a person s blood suppliers the doses Are so Small. Boise police det. Jim even determine that a sugar born who handles investigation of juvenile narcotics use said or piece of paper is soaked in the substance takes comply a police officer he was not chemical analysis. Much interested in Young people who Sample curious or narcotics out of natural the other hand such As in narcotics As opium those who Supply the morphine and code ii to get these leave traces in a per agencies often use blood Stream so it can be agents who May Purchase on Page 2, col. 7. H. Rap Brown on Federal gun new York a h. La., thursday and also Brown jailed on a Federal seen buying ammunition. Charge was held in airline agents in new saturday Over the protests asked him Friday if is us lawyer who said the carrying a gun Brown negro Leader was a yes and turned a Rifle in bag Over to an agent for Brown chairman of the during his flight Dent nonviolent new York the complaint said. Committee was arrested at said that the Gua . Outside a Friend s always in its plastic Case. An apartment and put in he had a gun he had it to Federal House of himself in his lawyer applied to a the defense attorney. Al judge for reduction of was wounded by a All which had been set by . Commissioner Earl n. Blast three weeks ago in Cambridge md., Kunstler nit the move was turned y judge Inzer Wyatt who denied the bail violated called the bail outrageous in View of the pos constitutional penalties. The real crime is his being a Brown and a militant Black Man in said William Kunstler Brown s other than a Moo Erate bail would make Brown a political prisoner and the charges a political Kunstler said. Brown was charged firemen Battle turning Hay stacks 3 hours three area fire departments fought burning Hay stacks at the Hugh Mcguire ranch 170 East Quinn for More than three j carrying a semiautomatic car hours saturday afternoon Bine on an airline flight from a barn adjacent to the baled Hay was scorched but not burned firefighters said. Purebred horses inside the barn were moved to safety. The fire was reported about noon. Two trucks from the City fire department plus a Chub Buck fire truck and the truck maintained by the Bannock county sheriff s department All fought the Blaze. Firefighters reported the Hay was still smouldering late sat urday afternoon. Today s chuckle mounted police Mariesl q 7 new Orleans to new York while under indictment a violation of the Federal firearms act punishable by up to five years in jail and a Fine. He is under indictment in Maryland on Shell Lake sask. A charges of arson rioting and inciting to riot. When arrested Brown was s Stock at Shell Lake announced Satur night they have arrested a i Man in the slaying of m no apartment with a warrant and found a gun in a plastic bag with a banana clip of 31 bul lets. A carbine is a Light Short bar Reed Rifle. Asst. . Atty. Stephen e. They say that every Day in Kaufman said Brown was seen Nicy Iii inti Yimau Tiiu a with acc ii to full Nisi Russia u pan american tin weapon la Batoni Perers. Police said they also have seized a weapon identified by the crime detection Laboratory in Regina As the murder weapon. Inspector b. D. Sawyer said that the name of the arrested Man will be withheld until is can discuss the Case with his

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