Clipped From The Dixon Telegraph
Were Drinking Trial testimony showed Heer and other students had been drink ing at a Delta Tau Delta fraternity house party befoie McKeown tried to persuade him to give up a 45 caliber automatic pistol Liquor is not allowed by Ohio State rules. Judge King asked Heer if he had anything to say before sentence was pronounced. The former marine replied"I have only to say that in time perhaps this thing will be forgotten by most people, but for me it never will be forgotten." First Words It was the first time Heer, a former pledge of Delta Tau Delta, had spoken in court since his trial began May 1. He did not testify during the trial. McKeown. 21, was an active member of the same fraternity and'managtng editor of the student newspaper. The judge remembered Heer's statement later"There is no punishment which the law could mete out to you as great as your conscience will mete out," he said. "I can not express my feelings. You expressed volumes a little while ago (referring to Heer's .statement). It is the sentence of the court that you be confined to the Ohio penitentiary for and during your natural ' life. And may God have mercy on you. '