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 - Gun Battle In Nebraska Two Dead, XJirl...
Gun Battle In Nebraska Two Dead, XJirl Critically Wounded, After Fight In Street at Falls City; Spumed Suitor Is To Blame Falls City. Neb.. Oct. 20. (AP)— Guy Kleckinger, 54. whose shotgun blast killed his daughter's former sweetheart in a gun battle shortly before midnight, died., at a hospital here today from two bullet wounds in his body. The daughter, Joan Kleckinger, about 21, was wounded so critically by her former fugitive suitor a physician physician despaired of her life. As County attorney John N. Wiltse related the details of the gun battle. Ralph Asendorf, 30. son of a Falls City policeman and a fugitive from robbery charges, broke into a home where Miss Kleckinger was watclilng a neighbor's children. Fired at Girt She fled screaming to the street and j witnesses told. Wiltse they saw Asendorf's .32 caliber revolver blaze at her. Three houses away, the girl's father father heard the noise and came out with his .shotgun and his unarmed ^ ^ j fug^j^g., 'Ya ^hgr, c^me in response to neighbors' calls; but they .sent! him away without telling him his son I son, Burdette. Asendorf fired at the men and two shots hit the; father. As the elder Kleckinger fell to his knees, he discharged both barrels iOf his shotgun at close; range, striking Asendorf's chest. A.sendorf reeled into the street and died. Father Answers Call A few minutes later. City Policeman Policeman Ralph Asendorf, the young had been killed. Wiltse said Asendorf had threat(Continued threat(Continued on Page 6, CoL 8)

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  1. The Iola Register,
  2. 19 Oct 1939, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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