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Ohio Sfafe Student Charged With Murder In Fraternity Death Columbus, O., Nov. 14.—(/Pi—A first degree murder charge was filed today against James D. Heer, an Ohio State university freshman, who killed a fraternity brother after a homecoming party. The 20-year-old student and ex- marine pleaded innocent and was held for the grand jury without bond. Detective Sgt. Lowell V. Sheets, who filed the charge, said the .shooting .shooting followed an argument with a girl friend and a reprimand from fraternity fraternity brothers. The girl friend, Joyce Crafton. 22, of Cleveland, was arraigned as a material witness and her bond was continued at $300. Detective Sheets expressed belief that Heer's argument with Miss Crafton, who had come here for a fraternity homecoming party, was a possible "key" to the developments which followed. Set For Gun Spree The officer, after questioning Heer, reported the student said he was "going to get a gun and start out on a criminal orgy." James T. McKeown, 21, a senior and managing editor of the university's university's student daily, was shot to death early Saturday when he tried to take a .45 calibre automatic pistol away from Heer. The shooting, which occurred in front of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity fraternity house, followed a fraternity cocktail party and dance. Sheets' account of the events follows: "After the homecoming dance of the fraternity, Heer took his 'date' to the home of his aunt and uncle, where she was staying. "There he attempted to make improper improper advances, but Miss Crafton resisted. "Heer stomped from the room, stating Miss Crafton would read plenty about him in the newspapers." newspapers." Mad At Brothers Sheets added that Heer said he ,was "mad at the group of six or eight fraternity brothers who had criticized htm for dancing with other girls," and that he intended to get a pistol and "start on criminal orgy." McKeown had just arrived at the I fraternity house when he saw Heer , running from the place, pursued by | fraternity brothers. McKeown joined the chase and was shoved away by Heer, then shot. The shooting followed a home; home; coming celebration preceding the .Ohio State-Illinois football game. Elizabeth Legion Has Open House Saturday Elizabeth, 111., Nov. 14.—An overturned automobile in front of the Elizabeth American Legion club Saturday night attracted attention to the fact that the post was holding holding open house. The club had invited the public to a feather party. A public address address system amplified music and an account of the progress of the party for those outside the building. building. The club has also Just installed a new American Legion sign over Its front door which is electrically lighted. The sign was built, decorated decorated and installed by club members. members. FREEPORT JOURNAL-STANDARD Monday,'November 14, 1949 Entered as second class matter Oct '20, 1923, at the postoWce of Freeport. Illinois, under act of March 8. 1879. Published dally except Sunday by THE FREEPORT JOURNAL-STANDARD PUBLISHING COMPANY. 12-15 N. Galena Galena Ave.. Freeport. Illinois. MAIL SUBSCRIPTION PRICES Mall subscription prices In Stephenson Stephenson and adjoining counties per year, $7.00: six months, $3.75; three months. $200: one month, 75c. Subscription rates In Unltt States exclusive of Stephenson and adjoining counties, three montr-- $3.50; ilx 1 months, $6.50; year. $12.00.

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  1. Freeport Journal-Standard,
  2. 14 Nov 1949, Mon,
  3. Page 3

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