The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on May 14, 1969 · Page 54
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PAGE S4 THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR - WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 1969 Deity 'Facing' California Suit Santa Rosa, Calif. (UPI) An Oakland attorney has filed a $100,000 damage suit against the Deity for "careless and negligent" control of the weather. Russell H. Tansie filed the suit by mail on behalf of Betty Penrose, who blamed God for a lightning bolt which struck and destroyed her home at Phoenix, Ariz., nine years ago. Die Sonoma County clerk issued a summons for the Deity and returned it to the attorney for service. Tansie said he hopes to win a default judgment when the defendant fails to appear in court. "Plaintiff is informed and believes that defendant (God) at all times mentioned herein is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the universe, including the weather in and upon the State of Arizona, and that on or about Aug, 17, 1960, defendant so maintained and controlled the weather, in, around and upon Phoenix, Ariz., in such careless and negligent manner as to cause lightning to strike the plaintiff's house, setting it on fire and startling, freight-ening and shocking the plaintiff," the suit said. Miss Penrose asked $75,000 general damages and $25,000 punitive damages. Tansie said the suit was filed here because God owned property in the country the 31.7-acres Morning Star Ranch. Gottlieb formerly of the Limeliters singing group, filed a grant deed last week conveying the hippie ranch to God. a; , sn six Zfit W'-Hi or more V trade-in fi , s4 A for your old ' sz moun'in9 Choose a beautiful style for her or a handsome style for him, from Rost's exclusive collection of diamond mountings. CHARGE ACCOUNTS INVITED JEWELERS AND SILVERSMITHS DOWNTOWN 25 N. ILLINOIS ST. EASTGATE SHOPPING CENTER - GLENOALE SHOPPING CENTER iilost Belvedere By NAT GREENWOOD "Jezebel is WHAT?" TIIE LIGHTER SIDE n tVj Who'll Shed A Tear For Queen So Dear? By BOB COLLINS In theory kings and queens have the best jobs around. They sign on for life, are given a living wage and seldom burden the treasury by putting in for overtime pay. However, the royalty business isn't what it used to be. Currently there are enough ex-kings and princes wandering around Europe to start a polo league. But, before you start getting all weepy it should be said that most of them have walking-around money. And those lucky enough to get out with their uniforms can pick up a little extra caviar money working as hotel doormen. NEVERTHELESS, I can see where some of them might be more than a little disturbed about their current situation. After all, living in a Swiss chalet ain't like owning your own counlry- Collins Even the Queen of England Is having problems. According to recent reporfs, she is down to her last six or seven castles and is considering digging into her purse for extra living money. In a way, you can sympathize with her plight. The kids are. away at school. That costs a bundle. And, of course, she has a husband to support. IT IS SAFE to say that, a half century or so ago, if a fellow had a choice he would rather be a king than a President . Presidents sign on for four years. If they are lucky they get eight. A king had the handle for life or at least as long as he could hold it. But the pendulum has swung, For instance, to the best of my knowledge there is not a single ex-President working as a doorman. ON TOP OF THAT, while the Queen was trying to pay the light bill, our President bought a $340,000 home. Not only does this show that American Presidents definitely have the upper hand, it could work to the benefit of all American citizens. Just sit tight, folks. Things could start working in our favor as soon as he has to make the first tax payment on that place. 'YOU'D BETTER DO IT, DADDY' Coed Ransomed For $10,000 Baltimore, Md. (UPI) A 22-year-old Waterloo (Iowa) coed who attends the University of Pennsylvania was released yesterday by a kidnap ring masterminded by a woman who was paid $10,-000 in ransom by the girl's father. The victim, Ann Katherine Jenkins, was reported in a state of shock as the result of a three-day ordeal and was under a physician's care at a hotel where her father, financier Richard T. Jenkins, was staying. MISS JENKINS arrived at her father's hotel at 7 a.m. EDT, less than four hours after she had phoned him and said, "I'll be home at 7 o'clock, Daddy." Jenkins had handed over the ransom money in cash to a "woman in a moving cab Monday night. The FBI co-operated in the investigation but honored Jenkins' request to stay out of the case until his daughter was safe. FBI officials said one woman and one or possibly two men were involved in the case. The disappearance of Miss Jenkins, who did part-time social work here and commuted to classes in Philadelphia, was reported Saturday by a welfare department employe with whom she shared her apartment, Patricia Comes, 20. ,MISS COMES told authorities she had a luncheon date with Miss Jenkins but she failed to appear. When Miss Comes returned to their apartment Saturday afternoon, she found the door unlocked and a strange woman inside. She said the woman fled; Miss Comes said the apartment had been ransacked, a stereo set was missing, and clothing and other articles were in heaps on the floor. She found no trace of Miss Jenkins and made a missing-person report later in the day. Jenkins, president of a Waterloo savings and loan association, did not know of his daughter's disappearance until he received a phone call from Baltimore late Sunday night. A woman told him his daughter had been kidnaped and asked, "Is she worth $10,000 to you?" THE FINANCIER replied that he had no way of knowing that she was telling the truth. Almost immediately, authorities said, he heard his daughter "screaming hysterically" in the background, and the woman commented, "Bring the money or your daughter will be sent home in pieces." "You'd better do It, Dad-day," Miss Jenkins then interceded. "It's the only way." The woman was reported to have made two more calls to Waterloo, finally instructing Jenkins to fly to Baltimore Monday with $10,000 cash in a brief case, to go to a railroad station, and wait until he was paged. Jenkins notified the FBI in Iowa and made the trip to JogoG Baltimore, landing at Friendship Airport Monday afternoon, where he was met by FBI agents. En route to the terminal he heard his name paged and went to a - telephone. It was the. Woman again. Jji iff 1- wyt 'was j1!' w- '.pi ftS?';; w. sew? Si i S; $ff Slip into something comfortable . . . cozy up for the evening in this elegantly long, softer than soft wrap, designed for the young sophisticate. Dreamy puffs of arnel triacetate and nylon blend together in perfect harmony, for that "sitting pretty" feeling morning or evening. Full flowing long sleeves and two-button waist with the deep V-neck. Gleaming white or subtle pink, sizes 6 to 16. By Gigette. 27.00 Lounge-wear, Fourth Floor. rr":T wti&v&i- t x... 4 a nVC$ - 1 rfFT?; BARGE EX-PLODES A switch engine and railroad crewmen stand just out of the reach of flames billowing from a barge loaded with gasoline which exploded at LaG range, Mo., and floated down the Mississippi River. Railroad crewmen worked to save the wooden ties on the bridge near Quincy, III. (UPI Telcphoto) EYES RIGHT! A miniskirted coed on her way to classes at the City College of New York catches the attention of i line of helmeted policemen on campus to keep order. The troubled campus was relatively quiet on the first day of acting President Joseph Copeland's administration. He took over for Buell Gallagher, who resigned. (AP Wirephoto) .. V I"5.!. 1 " Vf I ' V , A. .ft t . . . 7 'Wfl', ... - A loday s. ;?- " SNOOPING Apollo-10 commander Thomas P. Stafford strikes an Interesting contrast with the comic-strip dog Snoopy in front of a lunar surface map at the Kennedy Space Center. Snoopy has been chosen to be the radio call dode name for the lunar module landing craft which is to be flown within 9 miles of the moon's surface. (AP Wire-photo) an 3 A HORSE'S LIFE Gentle, a 7-year-old, 246-pound St. Bernard, leads a horse's life whenever master Sean McGillen, 4, wants to go for a ride at Grosse Point, Mich. Sean's dad, Dr. Frank L McGillen, has devised thU special wagon hitch so that Gentle can pull Sean around the yard. (UPI Telcphoto) '

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