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Independent Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - August 20, 1967, Long Beach, CaliforniaDad admits killing family of 5 St. Cloud Minn. Up1 a Church Deacon and gos Pel Singer Lias admitted shooting his wife Selling the fire in which his four children perished and Ihen lying up his own wounded Hody in an attempt to Transfer blame authorities said saturday. Farmer David Hoskins 30, signed a statement admit Ting his report of being bound and shot by five or six in truders who wanted to play Soldier was a hoax sheriff Peter Lair Suid. However Lahr said the former army helicopter Pilot insisted the deaths of Liis children were accidental. Hoskins underwent surgery saturday for re Moval of lie Bullet lodged in his Abdomen. The other slug which struck him in the Chest passed through Liis body and was not recovered. Lahr said Hoskins statement fold of shooting his wife Loretta 29, Wilh a .22 Caliper Rifle and then shooting himself in the Chest and Abdomen with the Bolt action weapon. After wounding himself with the death weapon and setting the fire he tied himself to an outdoor clothesline pole and Only then realized his children were in the Burn ing Lahr said. Lahr said Hoskins statement indicated the Minnesota National guard warrant officer tried to free himself and save the children but became entangled in the clothes line and was unable to work free. Hoskins was found Early Friday entangled in the clothes line and facing the burning building. He told rescuers of being accosted by intruders who tied him and shot him. Lahr said Hoskins statement gave the to live for the shootings but the sheriff declined to reveal in. Lahr said Hoskins has not been placed under formal arrest but a guard has been placed on his room at the St. Cloud Stearns county attorney Paul Dorner said he planned to file formal homicide charges monday against Hoskins. He said Hoskins might be arraigned monday. The statement indicated that after shooting his wife Hoskins wounded himself and despite the serious wound worked the Rifle Bolt and pumped a second Bullet into his own body. Then he left the Rifle in the hoskins1 farm House used gasoline to set the building afire and then went outside and bound himself to the pole Lehr said. Lahr said Hoskins was questioned repeatedly before giving the statement. We went Back to him because Well his Story just did t jibe. It did t make sense in any the sheriff said. Southlands own sunday newspaper Independent press Telegram weather Low Clouds and fog Early ills morning. Mostly sunny. High about 82. Complete weather on Page a-2. Phones he 5-1161 classified no. He 2-5959 Long Beach Calif. 90801, sunday August 20, 1967 vol. 17 166 pages Del 432-3451 hideout action line is your service solving your problems getting your answers culling red Tope and standing up for your Rij jails. To get action write line Box 230, Long Beach Calif. 90801, or Din 432-3451 Between in . And i ., or 5 And 9 ., londay through Friday. Q. I recently Learned of a new Cushion being used for paralysed patients at the Long Beach veterans Hospital which allows the patient to sit comfortably for longer Peri ods of time and thus escape the demoralizing prone Posi Tion All the time. I understand some group is helping to get these cushions for paralysed patients. Can action line give me some details mrs. Long Beach. A. Yes. Or. James s. Glot fatty Hospital director says a new Cushion called the flotation pad is proving useful in certain cases and such cushions Are provided for Para lazed patients at the veterans administration Hospital on medical prescriptions. The cushions or. Glotfelty says contain a Gelatin substance to ease patient discomfort. Interested groups Are working through the paralysed Veter ans association Branch office at the Hospital to pro fide the cushions As Comfort items for veterans who do not have prescriptions. The pads Cost about says Jim Smith Eva director. For additional information you can write to Smith at the California paralysed veterans association veterans administration Hospital Long Beach or Call him at 893-8280, or be 9-4301. Q Back in the Early 1930 a my husband joined a Union and he never missed paying his dues right up to his death in 1967. I m now entitled to a 5500 death gratuity from the Union but 1 think they re giving me the run around. Can you do anything to help mrs. . Long Beach. A yes. Richard Spencer Secretary treasurer for the local says your gratuity payment has apparently been delayed because of your husband s Transfer from Seattle to Lone Beach. However lie says if you la Call him personally in los Angeles at 746-0770, hell see your application is processed immediately. Q Back in 1953 when 1 joined the air Force in Long Beach the enlistment office took by birth certificate i was born in St. Mary s Hospital june 17, 1934. The Force said they d Send the birth certificate Back to my Home address but now i m the lather of four children of my own and it still has t arrived. Is there any Way i can get it Back or at least a copy rvr., Anaheim. A yes you can get a copy but after All these years your chances of getting Back the one you gave the air Force which was also a copy of the original Are pretty slim. The original of your birth certificates on file in room 10, new Hall of records 227 n. Broadway Las an Geles. To get a copy you can to the off 1ce, my out a Sim ple form pay the s2 fee and walk out with the birth certificate. 0 i m 21 years old and suffering from muscular Dys trophy. I really am in need of some sort of exercising de vice because i must stay in shape and i Don t have the strength to do regular exercises. I can t afford to join a gymnasium. Can action line come up with a suggestion d.j., Surfside. A. You bet we can. A scarier has offered to donate a used reducing and exercising table and one of the action line staffers will see that it s delivered to you. It should do the trick. Picture on Page a-3 Saigon sunday up two battalions of . Marines and a battalion of South vietnamese govern ment troops about in e a saturday launched a sweep against the suspected Mountain hideout of a North vietnamese division. Only Light Contact was reported in the Early stages of the operation saturday and Early today. The Allied task Force whirled in by helicopter and then surged up Jungle covered Mountain slopes in the strike against the communist Force. Brig. Gen. Foster c. La Hue the task Force com Mander hoped t o overrun the command Post of the North vietnamese 2nd division before High ranking communist officers h a d a Chance to escape or destroy valuable documents. The. Area was 30 Miles South of Danang and some 10 Miles Inland from the South China sea. The Leatherneck strike was part of a determined Allied drive to break the Back of what appears to be. A new communist Campaign to capture the North Ern provinces with thrusts South from the demilitarized zone and East from Laos in support of North vietnamese and Viet Cong troops already in the area. Sporadic sniper fire hampered the Marine drive in its Early hours. Lahue said he b e 1 i e v e d that at least communist troops were lurking in the Jungles. One helicopter was shot Down by machine gun fire. The marines lobbed tear Gas grenades into bunkers and tunnels they found to Ney combing the hillsides. Four North vietnamese were flushed out. Two were killed and the other two captured. Two Marine battalions made the initial helicopter assault into Paddy land Landing zones at the foot of the mountains. More were held in Reserve in Case they run into heavy fighting. A Short distance South of the new Marine sweep . Paratroopers from the 101st airborne fought their Way out of an ambush Laid by part of the North Viet continued a-10, col. 1 mounties Nab suspect in massacre of nine rioting amid the flames police wearing Gas masks and carrying shotguns and nightsticks dispersed angry crowds in predominantly negro Section of new Haven Conn. Saturday night. Burning and looting started after bar argument ended in shooting. Six persons were injured before police quelled crowd. tailless rap misses rally United press International Black Power militant h. Rap Brown was arrested in new York saturday accused of taking a .30 Caliper automatic Rifle to Louisiana 60 hours before he was to Lead a rally on the Capitol Steps at Baton Rouge. Brown was scheduled to appear at a rally today on the Louisiana Capitol Steps at Baton Rouge to culminate a 100-mile protest March by about j30 negroes. However. Three new York bonding companies saturday night refused to Post bail for Brown and he stayed in jail. The protesters arrived in a driving rain saturday night for a meeting in the negro Section of Baton Rouge. Gov. John Mckeithan ordered National guard troops and 175 state troopers into the City. The negroes chanting and Black held a cheering rally while hooded Kun flux klansmen met around a lighted Cross four Miles away. No trouble was reported. Local officers of the Stu Dent nonviolent coordinate o i m a sentimental septuagenarian but still an ardent fan of the inimitable style of ukulele Ike i be either lost or worn out All my original ukulele records but i m hopeful somebody still has some. Can you help f.h.j., Long Beach. A yes. Thanks to an assist from Ray Avery rare re cords

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