2A THE BELLEVILLE TELESCOPE, Thursday, February 10,1972 Truck Off Road and Hits Tree Randall L. Johnson, 15, Belleville, was involved in a one vehicle accident Thursday, February 3,2 miles west and 1.3 miles north of Belleville. He was rounding a curve, according to the Sheriff's report, when the truck he was driving started to slide, it went off the road into the east ditch striking a hedge tree. Approximately $575 damage was done to the 1966 Ford pickup truck. Remodeling School Thursday A Home Remodeling School will be presented in Belleville next Thursday, February 17, the extension office said this week. Dale Schindler, extension architect, will be available to assist families with home remodeling problems. Persons attending are asked to bring a sketch of their present home and some ideas on what changes they are considering. The school is scheduled to be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The extension office said only a limited number could be accepted, so interested persons are asked to call the office as soon as possible for arrangements. 'Date With Dad' Made By BHS Homemakers Belleville high school Future Homemakers will hold their "Date With Dad" banquet Monday evening, February 14 at the school lunchroom. McChesney Speaks to CHS Y-Teens Don McChesney spoke to the Courtland high school Y-Teens on the need of a mental health program in Republic county at the groups January 27 meeting. Mona Hedstrom and Barbara Lindberg gave the worship before the program. McChesney told the group of ...— ? his past experiences with mentally retarded children and his present interest in a -daycare center for retarded children in Republic county. He concluded by urging the girls to volunteer their time to help these children. PhysEd Is Courtland Lyceum Vern Coriell presented a physical education program at a lyceum for Courtland grades and high school January 31. He performed various stunts and exercises included head balancing, juggling Roman axes, unicycling, tumbling, and using the Roly-Boly, including its history. He emphasized the importance of a physical education program which would include all pupils. Moyer To Talk To Feed Groups The N.C.K. Livestock Feeders Association has been invited to attend a meeting of the Republic County Pork Producers and Porkettes to be held Monday, February 14, at the Bel-Villa Restaurant. Wendell Moyer, Kansas State University, wul show slides and talk about his recent trip to Europe, where he visited a number of swine producing facilities. The supper will be served at 7 o'clock and the speaker will talk at 8. LEGALS LEGALS ludgment and decree admitting to probate and record a written Instrument (tied In said estate dated February 24, 1970, as and for the Last Will and Testament of Frank Mart an, deceased, and appointment of Vivian Hogan, as executrix of said estate and other incidental relief and, that you are hereby required to file your written defenses to said petition on or before the 3rd day of March, 1972, at ten o'clock a.m. of said day, in said court, held in the City of Belleville, Republic County, Kansas, at which time and place said petition will be heard. Should you fall therein, judgment and decree will be rendered in due course. Vivian Hogan, Petitioner Spurney and Spurney Attorneys for Petitioner 2-24 (First Published in the Belleville Telescope February 10, 1972)-3t IN THE PROBATE COURT OF REPUBLIC COUNTY, KANSAS In the Matter of the Estate of ELVA G. DOUCE, Deceased. NOTICE OF HEARING The State of Kansas to all persons concerned: Notice Is hereby given that the undersigned Jay E. Douce has filed a petition in the Probate Court of Republic County, Kansas, praying for judgment and decree admitting to probate and record the foreign will dated February 9, 1970 of said Elva G. Douce, deceased, as and for her Last Will and Testament in the Probate Court of Republic County, Kansas, and other incidental relief ; and that you are hereby required to file your written defenses to said petition on or before the 3rd day of March, 1972 at fen o'clock a.m. of said day, in said court held in the City of Belleville, Republic County, Kansas, at which time and place said petition will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be rendered upon said petition in due course. Jay E. Douce, Petitioner Spurney and Spurney Attorneys for Petitioner 2-24 (First published in the Belleville Telescope Feb. 10,1972)-3t IN THE PROBATE COURT OF REPUBLIC COUNTY, KANSAS In the matter of the estate of MAGGIE M. JOHNSON, deceased. OF APPOINTMENT The State of Kansas to the creditors, heirs, devisees, legatees, and all other Reader Says Jesse James Was Shot As Per History Rick Mach, a former Republic countian, who has estabished himself as an authority on "Outlaws of the Old West" recently was quoted in The Telescope as "maintaining that Jesse James was not shot and killed in 1882 in St. Joseph, Mo., as history states." A letter was received this week from James H. James, Long Beach, Calif., also a former resident of this county, in which Mr. James argues the rebuttal. Mr. James wrote the following information to Mr. Mach, who is now employed by KSAL Radio in Salina. "By way of introduction I am Jim James. I lived in Belleville from 1934 to 1960, being employed as a rural carrier at Scandia, Kan., during all of the time. "Since you have established a reputation as an authority on the notorious Jesse James it is perhaps unkind of me to set the record straight as to his untimely death. However, I am reasonably sure you will admit the following is as factual as any information obtainable. "Had I any inclination to establish relationship with the subject I would relate the ancestry goes back to Kentucky, as does mine. My grandfather's people left there before the Civil War for Jackson county, Illinois, while Frank and Jesse's father migrated to Clay county, Mo., settling near Kearney, about five miles west of Excelsior Springs, Mo. After the death of Frank and Jesse's father their mother Zerelda married a Mr. Samuels and it was while living there on the farm that the Pinkerton operators threw a bomb of sorts into the house which blew off one of Zerelda's arms. This overt act plus torture of the boys is alledged to be the cause of their notorious and improper conduct. "My father and two of his brothers left southern Illinois for Chicago, 111., where they graduated from Rush Medical School. Uncle Dr. George James established medical practice at an inland town, Claysville, about six miles from the farm where Frank and Jesse lived. Uncle Dr. Wm. James settled at Lawson, about eight miles east and five north of the farm and my father Dr. Jas. H. James set up his practice at Elmire, five miles northeast of Lawson. Uncle George being, only a few miles away had occasion to attend the family at times, once repairing and dressing a finger of Jesse. "After Bob Ford shot and killed Jesse he immediately claimed the reward offered by Governor Crittenden for Jesse's body live or dead. The Missouri governor chose Dr. Geo. W. James, Jesse's doctor and neighbor to make the identification. He went to Lawson and took the Santa Fe train, about 45 miles to St. Joseph. On his return to Lawson, Uncle Dr. Wm. James met the train and was informed by Dr. George James, 'It was Jesse all right. The finger I dressed was still missing.' "Apparently some of the writers of fiction have misinformed you. Personally it is unimportant. He was a no-good (sob) and should have been killed by Pinkertons when they searched the farm while looking for Charley Quantrill and his gang." Mach, who has been working with Col. Carl W. Breiham of St. Louis, Mo., on a book entitled "Escapades of Frank and Jesse James" about to be published, should be interested in the information. Elevator Office Burns At Cuba A flash fire gutted the scale office of the Haddam Elevator Co., Inc., of Cuba, Kan., Monday, February 7, shortly before noon. Leon Odette, manager said he left for Belleville on a short errand about 10:30 and was gone, when the flame was discovered about 11 o'clock by Earl Knedlik. When Mr. Knedlik opened the door of the office building, which is located separately from the elevator storage bins, he said he saw fire in the corner and immediately closed the door again. A short time later, however, the glass in the door exploded and the interior of the building was burned out. The Cuba Fire Department was able to stop the flames before the entire building burned. Some of the business records were saved, Odell said. Temporary office facilities have been set up for the elevator in a camper trailer A following the Monday fire. T An elevator spokesman told the press this week that loss of equipment was estimated at about $4,000, but declined to give an estimate on the value of the building and damage to the scale facilities. The cause of the fire was unknown. Destroyed in the fire was a calculator, 2 adding machines, a 2-way radio and moisture tester were melted by the heat. Documents inside filing cabinets, although water damaged, were saved.