HaywardGassenAlice; death of son, Lawrence?? 1965

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(THE VOL. 98. NO. 44 KANSAS HELD IN DEATH OF HIS FRIEND Youth Is Injured Fatally After Fight Near Cliff Drive VICTIMJAIUM FEET Gary E. Heslop, 21, Arrested; Arrested; Investigation Under Way One youth was injured fatally and another youth, described • as one of his closest friends, was being held for investigation of homicide early last night after a fight at Van Brunt and Gladstone boulevards. The victim was Lawrence Vincent Vincent (Larry) Gassen, 20 years old, of 615 South Cypress avenue. avenue. Police said Gassen was dead after he fell from the top of a 50-degree embankment above Cliff drive and landed among small saplings 60 feet below. Held by Police Being held by police was Gary E. Heslop. 21, of 301 North Wheeling avenue, who told police police he had his hands on Gassen’s Gassen’s neck when they both -fell off the embankment about 5:40 yesterday afternoon. Police said Heslop told them the fight, arranged earlier yesterday yesterday at the company where both he and Gassen worked, was over a girl. The girl, a 19-year-old redhead redhead who was dating Gassen bat formerly dated Heslop, confirmed confirmed that “there was trouble between them over me.” An autopsy disclosed that Gassen died of strangulation, ! Dr. Charles Wheeler, county coroner. coroner. said. Police gave this account it the events leading to the fight and the fight itself: Gassen and Heslop, employees at Koch Supplies, Inc., 1411 West Twenty-ninth street, argued over the girl at work yesterday morning. Decide to Fight At noon, Gassen called the girl and told her that he and Heslop, friends since childhood, had decided to fight in a small park-like area just north of Gladstone at Van Brunt. At that point, the park Is about 100 yards long but only about 100 feet wide before it drops sharply off into a brushy j area above the Northeast Industrial Industrial district. The two fought. Police said there were apparently no witnesses witnesses to the fight. Jt was dusk and the park was almost dark. The fight moved toward the bluff. There, Heslop said, he had hold of Gassen's neck when they both fell down the embankment. Heslop Calls Police Gassen did not move after the fall. After a time. Heslop climbed up the steep bank, went to a friend’s house and called lice He was waiting when voice voice arrived at 6 o’clock About 100 persons gathered at the scene, including Gassen's mother, Mrs. Alice Gassen. The body was identified by a brother, brother, Terry Gassen, 475 East Fifty-fifth Fifty-fifth street, who told police Heslop and his brother had been friends but had recently had several clashes over the girl. The girl said she dated Heslop for abont five years. They broke np in March, she said, and she began to date Gassen. Police records show Heslop has been arrested 17 times, all as a juvenile; Gassen was arrested arrested three times, also all as a juvenile. Heslop was taken to the Jackson Jackson County jail late last night. He is to be taken to the prosecutor’s prosecutor’s office this morning. TO TALK DISARMAMENT British Defense Minister Will Meet With Japanese London (AP>—Lord Chalfont. British disarmament minister, will make an official visit to Japan Japan in December, the foreign office office announced. A spokesman said he will discuss all aspect«; of disarmament with Japanese officials. The Weather—Fair A BRILLIANT AUTUMN SUNSET glowed yesterday in Roanoke park as Miss Isabel Pulido, 23 years Thirty-second street, walked with her nephews, Alfred and Michael Ramirez, 3. They are the sons of Mr. Ramirez, 815 West Thirty-fifth street—(Kansas City Wes Lyle), SENATE 0. K. ON Governor Hearnes's Plan for Redistricting Wins Approval From High Chamber- Idea Expected Today ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- i T • T T • Joy in Her Crying Over Son’s Operation Mother of George Shuert, Whose Heart Is Corrected, Corrected, Tells of Activities He Longs For Generally fair and a little cooler today, and fair with little little temperature change tonight tonight and tomorrow is the weather bureau's forecast for Kansas City and communities within a 50-mile radius. Highs today upper 60s, lows tonight lower 40s. Highs tomorrow in the 60s. [State forecasts, map and world tamparatufa* o« paga 13 D] 1 P. By Rosalind K. Young <A AAember of The Star's Staff) Mrs. Richard Shuert’s eyes last night were strained from crying. But she didn’t mind because because she had been crying from \ relief and happiness. Her son, George Shuert, 14, had just undergone successful! open-heart surgery. George had a congenital heart defect which kept him from doing the things boys his age like to do — play football, ride a bicycle or even walk a few blocks. 1 “He really amazes me.” Mrs. Shuert said. “I don’t think an adult would have been able to stand everything he’s been through.” George has had heart surgery three times. In 1958 he was operated operated on in Manchester, England; England; in 1962 he was operated on in San Antonio, Tex. and at 9 o’clock yesterday he was taken to surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center. “The doctor was very optimistic optimistic after the operation,’' Mrs. Shuert said. “He told us that George’s blood pressure was normal, and that the surgery surgery was completed. At first he thought it might take more than one operation.” The boy was in surgery until 2:30 o’clock and in the recovery room until 5:45 o’clock. Last night he was in the intensive care ward with a special nurse. The critical period will be over for George in 48 to 72 hours, said Mrs. Shuert. Mr. and Mrs. Shuert met in England while Shuert was in the Air Force. They have been living living in Pleasant Hill since 1960 and Shuert is a civilian employee employee at Richards-Gebaur Air Force base. “For a time George wanted to go into the Air Force like his father,” Mrs. Shuert said. “He (Continued on Page GA) m. .. . 70 1 p. m. 60 m. .. . 77 9 p. m. 60 m. ,. .. 71 10 p. m. 57 m. .. . 6911 p. m. 54 m. .. . 65 H midnight 57 m. . 66 1 a. m. 51 m. 64 2 1. m. . *50 rUnoffkt«l. Today's Chuckle It creates quite a gnawing feeling of insecurity when you first notice that your psychiatrist psychiatrist bites his fingernails. (C 1W5- Genaral Feature» Corporation) HELD FOR INVESTIGATION in the death of a friend, Gary Heslop, 21, of SOI North Wheeling avenue, was escorted to a police car last night near Van Brunt and Gladstone boulevards. (Another photograph on page 3A.) (Th§ yesterday the the are will issues legislative A in to reduces 163 the 10 of the senatorial used senatorial tell make the the the two new will by plan, amendment again a party

Clipped from The Kansas City Times28 Oct 1965, ThuPage 1

The Kansas City Times (Kansas City, Missouri)28 Oct 1965, ThuPage 1
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