The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 12, 1971 · Page 5
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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Tuesday, October 12, 1971
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the small society by Brickman Youth Has After 37 Temp Days orary Home in Wilds JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy who lived in a wilderness 37 days after he fled from his home when he accidentally wounded his twin sister with a shotgun blast has a temporary new home in a juvenile shelter. William Floyd Merrick left his home in fright Aug. 24 and lost 20 pounds living off the land. Authorities say he spent part of the time with a band of hippies in a wild area near his Atlantic Beach home. His sister Bonnie died three days after she was shot, but Merrick didn't know about it. "He was greatly disturbed when he learned of his sister's death," said Lucy Farley, a juvenile court counselor. "He said he had not known what had happened." Patrolman D. P. Green found Merrick last Friday walking through sand dunes along the ocean. "He was kind of puny/' Green said of Merrick. "He weighed about 80 pounds and his pants were too big for him. I bought him a hamburger and Coke before we went to the station, and he inhaled it." j Green said he didn't realize Merrick was the boy who had shot his sister until they reached the police staiion and asked if there had been any trouble at his house. "He started crying," Green said. "All of a sudden I knew this was the boy who shot his sister. We got to talking and he admitted it." Merrick said he and his sister were going through the door to go shoot the gun when he tripped and the gun fired. Authorities said the teenager told them he then helped his sister onto a couch, called an ambulance and ran. Authorities said the sister | told the same story before she died. "He's not charged with any delinquent act," Juvenile Court Judge Clifford Shepard said "It was an accidental thing. "He's in our jurisdiction as a runaway," Shepard said. "We are trying to work out a placement with a family." Green said Merrick's stepfather came to the police sta> tion when the boy was found but said, "I can't keep him He'll just run again." CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS 1. Hymencptera 29. Competent 5. Dr. Salk 31. Yellow tuber 10. Russian river 33.1 do 11. D'Arlagnan's 34. Vegetable friend 36. Bleak 13. Gaming cubes 38. Medieval 14. Fleet money 15. About 39. Crest 17. Timetable 44. Palm lily _ 19. Sellout notice 45. Persian fairy 20. Blue grass 46. Melt 21. Game like 47. Addresses ai\ bingo audience 23. Small taste 49„Sheepfold, 26. Work unit 50. Quagmire 28. Talon 51. Colors IlfflEQQ GHEEEE HQGGn QHEEBU ••BBC] QnQHEra HGJQQ no •ma sgn SHEKI ESQ EBHE BEE •as anas HEBS nan EEJE •aasna anmss SOLUTION OF YESTERDAY'S PUZZlE Welfare Cut Reaction Was Predictable TOPEKA. Kan. (AP) — Sharp reaction was a certainty when the 1971 Kansas Legislature and Gov. Robert Docking cut some $15 million from the budget proposed for fiscal 1972 by the state Welfare Department. Protests, unsurprisingly, were almost immediate, building to a crescendo in September — when mailed welfare checks reflected 20 per cent cuts in basic standard payments—and striking a high note in basic human emotion last Sunday. Some 400 welfare recipients, community action program directors and ministers met in Topeka to vent their frustrations with verbal blasts at both Docking and the lawmakers. "We are not going to allow our children to starve," said a black minister from Kansas City, Kan. "All those big beautiful plate glass windows in the A&P, Safeway, Krogers and others are liable to go if the situation gets too bad." j Dr. Robert Harder, Kansas social welfare director who last month expressed optimism the 1972 Legislature would be more generous to the welfare program, says complaints about the cuts were running between 100 and 125 in March and April. In August, he said, they climbed to 433. The director said the- number of hearings his office has conducted in the last three months virtually equal the number held previously for an entire year. At least one suit has been filed in connection with the welfare cuts. The Wyandotte County Legal Aid Scoiety, in an action filed against the Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education, is seeking elimination of school fees for poor students. 13 23 38 2« 26 IB SO ZD 30 18 26 35 39 31 40 32. Par lime 24 min. Af Ntwslmturei DOWN 1. Unopened flowers 2. "The Red" 26 w 46 H9 51 IS 14 Hi. 10-U 3. Every 4. Siesta 5. Noted golfer 6. Of the mouth 7. Kind of orange 8. Alcott character 9. Yes in Spain 12. Air raid 16. Idiots 18. Fictitious name 19. Reprieve 22. Forward 23. Wooden shoe 24.Candytuft 25. Pretext 27. Decorate 30. And: Fr. 32. Mortal. 35. Harpoon 37. Timepiece 40. Annoys 41..— En-lai 42. Recent 43. Farm animals 45. Legume 48. After noon —T-ONI-TE! Once you see BILLY JACK you'll not forget them. TECHNICOLOR* AT: 7:10 & 9:15 Doors Open 1:30 P.M. FAMILY SPECIAL with this coupon Good Tues., Wed. & Thurs. October 12, 13 & 14 Sir Galahad . Steak 8-oz. chopped Sirloin, Served with Tossed Salad, French Fries or Baked Potato, Garlic Steak Bread. With this Whole Family Coupon $|09l £ MO 3-4331 LARRY WILLIAMSON — MANAGER Tomorrow Noon at HICKORY GABLES 832 West 4th Turkey and Dressing Special 97* SPECIAL ALL DAY Chicken Creole RED CARPET RESTAURANT 3 W. 13th 6 a.m. to t p.m. DRUMMER BOY COAST-TO-eOAST SELF-SERVICE RESTAURANTS 1712 N. Plum MO 3-1831 J Special Of the Week DOUBLE HAMBURGER Re *- on* 39c Thursday, Oct. 7 thru Wednesday, Oct. 13 T Verdict Jolts Landowners LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) - A group of Clay County landowners who sued for more than a $116,384 settlement on condemnation of their land have been jolted by a jury verdict to pay the state back $112,512 of the original award, plus an es- timted $40,000 in interest. Their five-year legal hassle with the Missouri Highway Department was determined by a circuit court jury recently. The jury decided the land-| owners were entitled only to $3,872 of the $116,384 awarded them in July of 1966. The Missouri Highway Department condemned the 20-foot strip, about 1.5 acres, in 1966 when it was preparing to widen U.S. 71 bypass. In July of 1966 the court appointed a three- man commission that valued the land at $116,384. The highway department paid the money, to the owners, Mrs. Pearl Schmidt, Mrs. and Mrs, A. Harold Schmidt and Mrs, Velma Schreiber. Both sides in the matter filed exceptions to TV Tonight TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17 <:30 -Nat'l Georgraphlc Special, t, 7, 12 Yow'ra OB, • Ironside, % 3, 11 Med Squad, 10, u 7:00—Masquerade, 1 7:30-Hawall F-ive-O, «, 7, 11 Sargt, 2, J, 11 Movie of lh* WMk, 10, 11 "A Taste of Evil" The Advocates, t 1 :10— Blacx Journal, 8 All in The Family, 7, Cannon, t, 12 The Funny Side, i, 1, U f:00-Marcus Welby, 7, 10, 13 Firing Line, 1 >:30-All In The Family, t, 12 The Qolddlggers, 2, 1, 11 l«:00-KSN News, 2, 3, 11 Scene Tonight, 10.11 Insight, I Nightcap Edition, «, 7, it lO-.M-Msrv Oriffln, t, 7, 11 Tonight Show, 2,1, n Yours' On, 1 Oick Cavett, 10, 11 12:00—Movie, 12 — "Weekend With Father" Retired Detective Becomes Priest SOLIHULL, England (AP) A 54-year-old chief detective, Inspector Kenneth Smyth, has retired from the force to become an Anglican priest. "It may seem a big change," says Smythe, "but clergymen and policemen both tend to the needs of the community." the commission report. The owners said it was too low, the state said it was too high. In December of 1967 Mrs. Pearl Schmidt died and was substituted in the suit by James P. Compton, named executor of her estate. The matter dragged on, with an out-of-court settlement discussed on several occasions but never reached. In the three-day trial last week to decide the matter, the state presented one witness. Noble Johnson, a Platte County businessman, estimated the actual damage to the land at $3,872. The defendants countered with three witnesses who said the damage amounted to between $125,000 and $210,000. The jury ordered the recipients of the earlier award to pay the highway department back $112,512 plus 6 per cent interest from July 1966 to the present. The simple interest would amount to nearly $40,000. Clifford P. Hall, circuit clerk, described the jury's reduction! as one of the most unusual he had seen in 25 years as clerk. Alan Wherritt, attorney for the defendants, called the verdict "very unusual," adding it was a "great blow." Wherritt described the Schmidts as "quite wealthy ... probably millionaires." Judge R. Kenneth Elliott said the reduction was "unusual." He said the defendants have 15 days to file a motion for a new trial. Hutchinson News Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1971 Page S Buy Aotiiot te-^pricw. ; "Loyciujayty Diamond Pendants 14 Karat gold '1& Your choice ZolesfrWveratfij Spectacular Diamond pendants and earrings My, how joaVe dunged Liyswiynowfof Christmas. Or ,d »nje K. Custom OurasarZilctRrolvinf dingt. (OvJ Otu»t)»«MnfnChii8ror»»Umtriart IHmtnticni enl irged Zale's Jewelers, 1 S. Adams, Hutchinson Plaza. Our Noon Buffet I is all you can eat an eat A delicious selection of j pizza and salad ALL YOU CAN Ei $1.19 11:30 A.M. til 1:30P.M. Monday thru Friday 604 E. 30th 662-0571 ENDS TONIGHT! THE UNPUBUSHABLE NOVEL JS NOW AMERICA'S MOST CONTROVERSIAL FILM! 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Interest calculated from day-in to day-out,and credited to the account quarterly. Minimum balance of $5 required. Another first from Hutchinson's financial Innovators! and Loan Association Main at Eleventh, Hutchinson, Kansaa

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