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Cftttltcote Constitution-tribune 1$' Nr Cep» Serving Chillicothe and the area for 122 years «· Par Cs*J VOL. CXXII CHILLICOTHE, MISSOUR 1-64*01 WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 1982 TWO SECTIONS-TWENTY TWO PAGES NO. 112 Father says he was 'cause of tragedy' By LARRY MARGASAK ·Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - A weeping John W. Hinckley Sr. told a federal jury today he was the "cause of John's tragedy" because he prevented his son from coming home when he desperately needed help, three weeks before the younger Hinckley is accused of shooting President Reagan. John W. Hinckley Jr.'s father broke down on the witness stand when he told of his son arriving at the Denver airport on March 7, 1981, in an extremely depressed state. The father, a wealthy Denver oil executive, testified that he told his youngest son he could not return home at that time because he had failed once again to find some direction in his life. "In looking back, I'm sure that was the greatest mistake of my life," said the elder Hinckley, who until then that moment had been composed in nearly three hours of testimony. "I am the cause of John's tragedy. We forced him out at a time when he just couldn't cope. I wish to God I could trade places with him right now," the father said, weeping. The 26-year-old defendant sat impassively, staring at the defense table, while his father testified. His mother, JoAnn, sat sobbing uncontrollably in the front row of the courtroom. The defendant's father said the incident at the airport occurred one day after John Jr. called him from New York City, said /he was hungry and broke, and begged to come home. The elder Hinckley said the psychiatrist his son had been seeing in Denver had suggested that Hinckley's parents "give John $100 and wish him good luck." The doctor's suggestion was intended to encourage the young Hinckley to gain independence. Hinckley's father said he was not able to follow the psychiatrist's suggestion, but agreed that his son should not be allowed to return home because it was time that he made a life on his own. The father testified that when John Jr. arrived at the airport March 7, "he was in very bad shape. He needed a shave, he was dazed and wiped out He could hardly walk from the plane. On the way to the airport, I prayed all the way we were doing the Continued on Page 12 Owner, investigators may discuss grain incident A face-to-face meeting may be in the offing between the owner of financially-troubled grain elevators in Chillicothe and Gallatin and officials of the Missouri Department of Agriculture as that department continues trying to reconstruct the chain of events leading to the elevators' closings last month. Meanwhile, state spokesmen re-emphasized that the auditing and investigation process of the operation of Chillicpthe Grain Co. and the former Daviess County Agri-Services near Gallatin might require up to a month to complete. No 'new' information has been uncovered in the verification of records turned over to state authorities over a week ago by the owner of the elevators, Eugene 'Pete' Kueser of Chillicothe. Kueser has reportedly planned to go to Jefferson City in coming weeks to meet with officials of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, said Livingston County Prosecutor Doug Roberts. Attempts to contact Kueser for confirmation at his Chillicothe home were unsuccessful. A state department of agriculture representative said last week that Kueser is believed to be residing in the Kansas City area, 'and has communicated with the MDA through a legal representative, Kansas City attorney R. Pete Smith. The actual timing of the meeting probably will hinge on the completion of the MDA's auditing and investigative proceedings, the prosecutor said. Toward the completion of the investigation, Roberts said a representative of the Federal Bureau of Investigation was in his office last week, reviewing the records that have been compiled here, he said. "I permitted the FBI agent to sift through my files, and I have urged them (the FBI) to work with the state So that any duplication of efforts can be eliminated," he said. The FBI is involved in the investigation because some of the missing grain may have come under federal loans r and its agents "are checking "to" determine whether the federal government might or might not have been defrauded in the grain dealership incident. The county prosecutor said ,that, to his knowledge, compliance is being had in connection with the 10 subpoenas issued by the MDA of grain Continued on Page 12 OFFERING GROCERY ITEMS is jutt on* of the many facets of the new Lickety Split convenience store at the intersection of Third and Washington streets. Hoover Oil General Manager Tom Maples stands in front of the building which formerly housed the Hoover Oil mini-station. Th« store still carries regular, unleaded and diesel fuel, along with'new lines of grocery, liquor and other products. --Constitution-Tribune Photo by Ed Crawford Convenience store opens where mini-station st A remodeling job has turned a corner site into a small grocery store and gas station combination, giving Chillicothe a convenience store in the downtown area. Uckety Split, formerly the Hoover OH Company mini-station, opened its doors Monday, according to General Manager Tom Mapier , Maptes said, "I think the imunity will appreciate Lickety Split for convenience end the Phillips « products." Maptafeehthenameofthe ·ten hrtps get the point across about convenience. In the Webster dictionary, lickety-split means "at great speed." Uckety Split, located at the intersection of Third and Washington streets, offers grocery items, self-service regular and unleaded gasoline and dicsc! fuel, and "service with a smite," said Maptes. Maples said the store also carries beer and liquor and mixers, cigarettes, and feat food items. He feds that Uckety Split is "the piece to come to pur- I I I I chase items for a picnic or barbeque. We even have the hamburger and hot dogs." Another item Uckety Split offers is ready-made sandwiches that can be heated in a microwave oven at the store. A portable sign in front of the store will advertise specials daily, Maples said. The change from a service station to a convenience store and service station was made through e remodeling construction Job which tested approximately three months. "It ten Page 12 Sen. Doctorian to address Vo-Tech commencement Scholarship Chip Zachary (left), 1981-82 Chillicothe High School student body president, received the $1,000 Jerry Litton Leadership Scholarship at Tuesday's Awards Assembly in the CHS auditorium. Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Eden presented the award during the assembly, where scholarships and other awards are presented to students for achievements. Zachary, who will attend the University of Missouri-Kansas City, has also received a DAR Scholarship, a Curator's Scholarship and a scholarship from the local Hospital Auxilary. --Constitution- Tribune Photo by Ed Crawford F i f t y - t h r e e post-high students will receive certificates of completion ot their courses in some nine fields Friday evening in the 14th annual graduation exercises of the Chillicothe Area Vocational-Technical School. High school students who attend the school receive graduation diplomas from their various home high schools in the Chillicothe area Speaker for the 8 p.m. exercises at the vo-tech school will be 28th District State Sen David Doctorian of Macon Dr. James E. Eden, s u p e r i n t e n d e n t of the Chillicothe R-2 schools, will welcome guests The invocation and benediction will be by the Rev. Walter Bingham of the First Christian Church Certificates will be presented by Roder Nyberg, director of the vocational- technical school, and members of the school faculty. A reception in the school library will follow the graduation exercises. G r a d u a t i n g post-high students r e c e i v i n g certificates Air-Conditioning-Refrigera- t i o n -- Scott D a l d r u p , Cameron, George Jones, Chillicothe; Alan Karguth, Rushville; Bob Trull, Trenton; Todd Rassel, Princeton, Tribune Photo by Ed Crawford For 16 moviegoers, theatre's Dollar Night was no bargj * T*«lnn*4 n r1*i*A fft l~%M.11n*t kin04- oirtMn n x n l i i t i i f i w f t l-kOT^Irinff fit, tc? tf\f* nnt«lri«1 'am Taking a date to Dollar Night at the Ben Bolt Theatre last night turned out to be more expensive than planned for 16 moviegoers. Chillicothe police ticketed their vehicles as illegally parked. Vehicles cited were said blocking sidewalks, parked past signs prohibiting parking and parked in marked yellow zones in the theatre vicinity in the 800 and 900 blocks of Washington. The 16 tickets written last night by officers brought to 20 the month's total for illegal parking violations. Senior activities marking final days to graduation School days are winding down for the 213 members of the 1982 graduating class of Chillicothe High School Four churches have scheduled senior dinners and breakfasts this week and Sunday, the last of those traditionally given by church organizatons Senior Day has been held along with the traditional f enior assembly. Recipient of the Senior Hat this year was Junior Kelly Mason, presented by Neil Surber, and the Senior Garter went to Junior Amy Fairchild, presented by Carla Corf. Senior final exams began today. Also today, seniors were to receive information and instructions on the traditional baccalaureate service and on the May 21 commencement Seniors will receive their graduation caps and gowns on Friday and gather in the auditorium at 1:30 o'clock for baccalaureate rehearsal. The baccalaureate service is scheduled for 8 p.m. this Sunday in the school auditorium The Rev Donald Hoffman will give the sermon Commencement exercises are at 8 p.m. Friday, May 21, and they again are scheduled for Jerry Litton Memorial Stadium. In event of bad weather, the exercises will be held in the CHS Field House Senior Spokesmen for commencement are Kimberly Sage and Tony Figg. They were chosen in tryouts earlier at the school. Co^ts for parking violations average a $10 fine and $5 court costs in the Municipal Division of the Livingston County Circuit Court, according to the city clerk's office. If parking in front of a fire hydrant or double parking is listed on the ticket, the fine is $17 plus $10 court costs. According to police records, 96 tickets for offenses ranging from parking where prohibited to double parking have been issued so far this year The crackdown on parking violations began last fall and many violations center in the neighborhood of the downtown theatre, the 800-900 block of Washington in general and Mart Drug. However, no place in the downtown area or city is exempt. , Police Chief Maynard Hall said the crackdown is the result of requests from the city council, which has received complaints of numerous parking violations, particularly in the the downtown area. "Complaints," said Hall, have caused many of the tickets to be issued. Some places frequently checked for parking violations include the 800-900 block of Washington to the intersection of Polk. Chief Hall said that tickets are issued to vehicles parking past a "No Parking" Continued on Page 12 Jaycees, Jaycee Women here present awards, install The Chillicothe Jaycees and Jaycee Women clubs honored their outstanding members and installed officers for 1932-33 during the clubs' annual Installation and Awards Banquet held Monday evening at Harlow's. Jaycee of the Year and Mrs. Jaycee award presentations and the announcement of the new officers for the coming year highlighted the event. Sue Allen was named as the Chillicothe Jaycee Women's Mrs. Jaycee Award recipient for 1*2; Debbie Lindtey was named Sparkette, and Karteen Brawn and Susan Thome were honored for hav- iag been co-chairmen of the dob's Project of the Year, a highly successful Bkmdmobile drive held earlier this yeer. The JaycM Women also won a $l,00b club award and first piece in Missouri for earning the largest amount of money for the fight against Muscular Dystrophy, it was announced. "We would like to announce that we have started an institutional chapter of the Jaycee Women at the Chillicothe Correctional Center," said Mrs. Allen. "They will hold their own projects within the prison, and will be affiliated with the Missouri Jaycee Women. They will also work on Individual and Persona] Dynamics programs. We are working with the prison officiate on getting everything worked out." Jaycee Women officers for 1982-83 announced Monday evening are: President, Marilyn Brodmerkle; vice- president, Cathy Cote; club secretary and Region I secretary, Debbie Lindley; treasurer, Kathy Wehrley; directors Lana Fraccascia and Susan Thome; and Region I Director Sue Allen. Dr. Bruce Brodmerkle was named Jaycee of the Year for the Chillicothe organization. Other awards and recipients are: Speak Up Award, Bruce Lindley; Key Man Award, Scott Lindley; Spoke Award, Pat Thome; and Project of the Year Award, the Spook House, Pat Thome and Donnie Thompson, co-chairmen. Officers for the Chillicothe Jaycees installed Monday are: President, Robert Cowherd; Community Involvement Vice-president, Jimmy Vorbeck; internal vice-president, Bruce Brodmerkle; membership vice-president, Randy Summerville; secretary- treasurer, Rick Hartley; and directors Randy Hager, John Barnes and Pat Thome. Kurt Sontheimer, Princeton. Auto Body Repair-- Jerry Hanson, Neicer Auto Mechanics-- Bruce Bird, Maysville; Mike Blew, Marcelme; Zachary Burk, Bucklm, Leo Davis, Trenton; Leslie Hinnen, Chula; Ray Giffin, Guilford; Jeff Peterson, Chillicothe; Don Roach, Guilford; Harold Ruoff, Hem- pie; Thomas Shirk, Chillicothe; Larry Switlik, Hamilton Business and Office-- Andrea Murphy, Chillicothe; Debbie Perkins, Tina; Shiela Rainey, King City; Eloise Richter, Chillicothe. Carpentry-- Bob Adkins, Trenton; Robbie Bowman, Wheeling; Randal Hagan, Cainsville; Darrell Johnson, Hale; Tom Pitts, Ridgeway; Michael Smith, Chillicothe. Drafting-- Rick Felzien, Trenton; Jeff Thomas, Gait. Electronics-- Mark Arbuckle, Trenton; Jams Barnard, Cameron; Robbie Koon, S p i c k a r d , Jim Lent, Jamesport, Steve Ratliff, T r e n t o n , Mike Saale, Brookfield, Bill Swopes, Trenton; Jeff Vincent, Jamesport. Farm Industrial-- Kenneth Barnes, Albany; Robert Davidson, Grant City; Todd Q Eitel, LaPlata; Steven D. Fisher, Maysville; Timothy F i t z s i m m o n s , Macon; Continued on Page 12 Fish shocking is topic of Midweek Feature on Page 10 "A shocking experience with a fishy finale," is the title of today's Midweek feature written by Steve Shoot The feature involves the Missouri Conservation Department and the electrical shocking of fish to assess-the health not only of the fish, but of the body of water from which they were found. The feature can be found on Page 10 Bulldog Barker wins state honors The Wheeling R-4 School newspaper, the Bulldog Barker, recently received a second honors rating in Missouri Interscholastic Press Association competition through the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. The paper was graded on such topics as physical qualities, coverage, content, etc. The Bulldog Barker has excellent coverage of academic activities and classrooms at all levels, said one of the competition's school paper critics Several stories were entered in individual competition with Lori Bowyer receiving a I rating on a story, and six other earning II ratings. The Bulldog Barker staff is Lori Bowyer, editor; Jon Hunter, assistant editor and girl's sports editor; West Seifert, layout editor; Sherra Vermilyea, assistant layout editor; Kerry White, boy's sports editor; Dee White, art editor, Lisa Bowyer, production manager; Terry McKiddy, assistant production manager; Desi Kilburn, circulation manager, Sherry Ishmael, assistant circulation manger. Mrs. Darlene Hughes is adviser. The Bulldog Barker is mailed to all patrons of the Wheeling school District. -- News Notes -Jr-Bantam bowling There will be an Optimist sponsored Jr.-Bantam doubles bowling tournament Saturday at Golden Pin Lanes. Check-in time is 9:30 a.m , starting time at 10 a.m. Jrs and bantams may bowl together in this tournament. For more information call 646-3698 or 646-1074. Liberty 4-Hers canceled The regular meeting of the Liberty 4-H Club to be held Thursday evening has been changed to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 20. Continued on Page 12 --Deaths- John Francis (Frankie) tawler ' Gerald D. Pringle (Page 12) What's Inside P.O. Sports 2,3,5 Hornet boys 5th. CHS girls 7th at Benton (p2) Major League Baseball: Cards, Royals win (p3) Outdoors in Northwest Missouri (p5) Opinions 4 C-T Editorial: Don't gamble with health Reflections: Bill Plummer writes on unexpected swim On the Street: Chuck Haney writes on a Udder for Mis* Wall Country Talk: Harverna Woodlihg write* on · spring trip ' " Paul Harvey: W. Clement Stone led 'social reroKltion" People · At WitN Fnd: Erma Bombeck writes on night people Financial and Market Reports 9 Council Brief* X .-.,,..« Area Correspondents 3b,Sb,(b,10b Hale (p3b): Ludlow ( P 5b): Pomey (p6b); Eeon (plOb) The Gallup Youth Survey 6b Entertainment Pages ~ f

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