The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 21, 1976 · Page 12
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The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas · Page 12

Hays, Kansas
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Tuesday, December 21, 1976
Page 12
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SECTION 2 HAYS DAILY NEWS I'AOK in December 21, 1978 Man-Kills Three Persons Before Taking Own Life V DEEPWATER, Mo. (UPI) ,*- Edward Earl Morgan, his , : ,wife, stepdaughter and a Vfamily friend piled into a car ;V,in front of their decaying four- room' house Monday in this i,.small west central Missouri ./community. "None of you are going anywhere," Morgan reportedly told them. The 60-year-old man then pulled out a gun, shot and killed all three and committed suicide, said Henry County Sheriff Roy W. Schmidt. Crossword Puzzler ACROSS (abbr.) Answer to Monday's Puzzle , 1 Mocassins • 5 Sacred Im"! age . 9 Fruit seed " 12 Century plant ,,13 Dimple ' 1 4 Fruitdrlnk , i '15 Domesticates , 17 One to " whom legacy is bequeathed ••19 Urge lor- • ; ward 21, Spare ' 22 Arabian gar- v ments 24 Pronoun '"25 March A 26 Rocky hill ,. 27 Insect ' 29 Conjunction • .31 Native metal ' 32 Near 33 A state (abbr.) .34 Pig • 35 Pronoun ;< i 36 Stiletto ,, 3B Lubricate 39 River In •'• .. Scotland . , 40 Cooled lava ' 41 Transaction 42 Female horse 44 Girl's name 46 Unyielding 48 Finished 51 Wild ox of Tibet 52 Attitude 54 Prefix: half 55 Exist 3 Contrast 4 Prophets 5 Negative prefix 6 Strike out 7 City in Russia 8 Limb 9 Communion plate 10 Mental Image 11 Point of hammer 16 Conjunction 18 Toward shelter 20 Fidelity 22 Tiny particle 23 Uninteresting person 25 Dart 27 Lessen 28 Handle 29 Dirt ran racjEi cmnnran? CJHCJ ana nnra noon raraa raaaa BOB HQH ana EnE ranra aim BBEUDBB BSD BB 30 Eye closely 34 Collector 36 Appear 37 Endured 39 Male swan 41 Judgment 42 Yucatan Indian 43 Hebrew month 44 Wile of Geralnt 45 Pronoun 47 Wine cup 49 Printer's measure (pi.) 50 Expire 53 A continent (abbr.) 57 Gaelic DOWN 1 Man's nickname 2 A state 1 12 13 ,'.\ 11 26 31 33 //• 43 46 31 33 1 .'X .w 23 W 43 3 19 •:•:•: 39 4 # •',->: 36 % ti'. 8$ &£ 16 X*A 27 32 $ 47 SJ 36 i 13 %f 20 24 :'•:'•: 44 6 17 37 40 7 :•;•:• 28 33 $8 in » 23 •>x 45 48 $* :<<• ft '& 18 21 ', • • s 41 34 I/ V * 14 *!* v 34 38 10 29 49 1 1 30 30 Distr. by United Fmlure Syndicate, Inc. H-ZI-7* The victims were identified as Morgan's wife Nimia M. Morgan, 52, his stepdaughter Wilma G. CopelandV 18, and a family friend Thelma G. Beckham, 21, of Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Morgan's son, Roy Donahue, was able to escape the gunfire and told authorities what happened. "Donahue told us that they were all together and were cooking pork chops and drinking beer and had left the house to go get in the car to go somewhere," Schmidt said. The three victims were shot in the head. Morgan's wife and stepdaughter died instantly. Miss Beckham died later at a Kansas City hospital. "Morgan was just released from jail in Clinton Thursday," the sheriff said. "He had been charged with assault with intent to kill because of an incident with his stepdaughter. She told us she feared for her life. Today he made that fear good." Schmidt said he believed the murders were premeditated and might be related to an incident earlier this year near Vinita, Okla. He said Morgan was arrested there and charged with assault with intent to kill for an attack on either Mrs. Copeland's husband or her husband's friend. He was released after posting bond. "He apparently didn't want his stepdaughter to leave home," the sheriff said. "He was pretty fond of her, you might say." Schmidt said Donahue told him Morgan had been peaceful during the morning. "He said they'd been getting along/ drinking and talking," the sheriff said. "Donahue said Morgan wasn't angry and that there had been no fights." Schmidt said the family had a history of violent, domestic arguments. "They've had trouble, trouble, trouble in the 16 years that I've been here,"he said. "But this thing — this is the worst thing that's ever happened in this cpunty since I've been sheriff." Hot Bear A Kodlak bear napt Saturday In the noonday tun at the St. Louis Zoo. The high of 68 degrees tied a record for the date set In 1889. Fur coatf were more In fashion Sunday at the temperature dropped Into the low 20'«. (UPI Photo) McCracken News TUBS., WED., THURS., FRI. OPEN DAILY 9-9 SUNDAY 11-7 NEW ERA CLUB ^ The New Era Club met at - ; ,the home of Mrs. C.W. Lamer .,; Monday, December 13, for , "their annual Christmas Salad yiLuncheon served at 12:30 p.m. ^,i The home and tables were ', beautifully decorated, carrying out the Christmas , v theme. . • Following the luncheon, the ^president, Mrs. Walter •,. Rogers, opened the meeting S with the Club Collect and the ,_ Flag Salute. Mrs. Rogers and " Mrs. Lamer distributed ,-G.F.W.C. materials recently „•, selected by the members. ", Mrs. Ruby Thompson gave ,; the G.F.W.C. report.' v Response to roll call was a ,;'-' Favorite Christmas Story. s Present were Miss Lida •Y Floyd, Mmes. Ruby Thomp- ,,'s'on, Lucille Lamer, Jeanette Rogers, Gladys Fear, Ruby Van Winkle, Cora Derr, Loretta Hammer, Icis Eisenhour, Ruby Ryan, - Adelaide Mills, Mary Healy, Drewie McGaughey, Marjorie Irvin, Loraine Ramsey and guest, Mrs. Minnie McKenzie. The next meeting will be January 10 at the home of Mrs. Drewie McGaughey. Election of officers will be held and a skit given by members. BRIDAL SHOWER Mrs. Bob Rhodes was honored with a bridal shower on Wednesday evening, December 15, at the home of the hostess, Lucille Elias. Co- hostesses were Mrs. Ann Tanck, Mrs. Liz Elias and Mrs. Gladys Fear. After the honoree opened her many lovely gifts, a game was played. Refreshments of cake, coffee, mints and nuts were served to Mmes. Norma Jeane Heiser, LaCrosse, Willa Start, Marjorie Elias, Mary Healy, Ann Tanck, Liz Elias, Sylvia Mason, Martha Schaefer, Elsie Showalter, Muriel Conrad, Margaret Hair, Jean Schutte, Betty Casey, Gladys, Tillie Whitis, and Lucille Elias. Sending gifts but unable to attend were Mmes. Janetta Basgall, Esther Walker, LaVona Suppes, LaCrosse; June Bible, Carolyn Elias and 'Grace Lovitt. Mr. and Mrs. George Meyer went to Ness City Monday afternoon and also visited Mrs. Ferdinand Foos. Many relatives and friends attended the open house for Mr. and Mrs. Audice Thompson in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday afternoon, December 19, at the McCracken Hotel. William Grumbein and Stephen McFarren were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse McFarren. Marion Bible was dismissed from the Rush County Memorial Hospital, LaCrosse,' last Saturday. Avery and Lorraine Norlin attended the Christinas party for the residents of the Good Samaritan Home in Hays Wednesday evening. The program included entertainment by the TMP Choir ' and a Sing-a-Long. Mrs. Paul Healy, Marsha and Paulette attended a bridal shower for Joan Pavlu Sunday afternoon in Ness* City. Mrs. Harold Herdman and Tambra, and Mrs. Josephine Herdman spent Friday afternoon in Hays. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Case went to Scott City Tuesday to attend the funeral of Vickie Gray. McCracken High and Grade Schools, grades 5 thru 12, presented their Christmas musical program Mqnday evening December 20, in the McCracken Grade School Auditorium. The program was under the direction, of Mrs. Gloria Bland music and band instructor. Mr.' and' Mrs. Jessie McFarren were Wednesdasy evening supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Richard McFarren and family in Ness City. Alvina Foster returned home last Tuesday from Rush County Memorial*"' Hospital, LaCrosse. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Fuller, Utjca, were Sunday afternoon visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Case. George Doerr, Eureka, arrived Tuesday to spend a few days with his mother, Mrs. Polly Doerr. Wednesday, George spent the day visiting Mr. and Mrs. Calrence Grumbein at Dighton. He returned to his. home Thursday. Marsha Healy, a student at K-State, Manhattan, came home Saturday to spend the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Healy and Paulette. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Norlin, Great Bend, and Mr. and Mrs. Avery Norlin went to Garden City Saturday where they were^pre-holiday weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. David Norlin and family. Mrs. Emma Rixon was dismissed from the Rush County Memorial Hospital at LaCrosse last Tuesday. Mrs. Jesse McFarren visited Mrs. Margaret Dugan Monday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Brackney met DP 3 Stephen Brackney at Hays Wednesday. Stephen came to spend his vacation with Mr. and Mrs. Alex Gabel Jr., Ness City, Mr. and Mrs. Brackney and other relatives. Mrs. Ella Pike and Mrs. Ruby Feese, Hutchinson, were last weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Case. IN-DASH AM/FM/8-TR. CONVERTER Our Reg. Our Reg. 99.96 afO , 20.96 AM/FM multiplex stereo Easily converts AM , radio;; 8-trapfci-Playec, car radio to FM.tuner.-, ~Cd|iyrl9M « 1976 by S. S. KRESQE Company Major Brand 10W-40 Case Sale W'&%"DR. %" DRIVE SOCKET SET SOCKET SET >OC Our Reg. ££ 96 L*WJ 9.96 W 12 -PC. 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