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12 November 1963 - The Indianapolis News - Alvin L. Hastings dba Charcoal Steak House (Restaurant) Beer, Liquor and Wine Retailers, 3901 Orchard Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana.

4 December 1964 - The Indianapolis News - 64-Z-138-Upper Columbia Mission Society of S.D.A. by R.C. Remboldt, Pres., W.E. Wasenmiller, ... Mary M. and Alvin L. Hastings.

17 January 1965 - The Indianapolis Star - Sheriff's deputies reported that Alvin L. Hastings, 47 years old, 6045 North Rucker Road, was found dead and partially covered by snow in the front yard of Fall Creek School, about noon yesterday. Hastings, owner of the Charcoal Steak House, was believed to have frozen. The school is about four blocks from his home. Investigators said they found his car 100 yards away. His watch was stopped at 11:53. His wife, Mrs. June Hastings, had reported Friday night that she was worried because he had not returned home. An 11-year-old boy, James R. Ward, found the body, deputies said.

17 & 18 January 1965 - The Indianapolis Star - HASTINGS - Mr. Alvin Leon Hastings, 6045 Ruckner Rd., husband of Mrs. June Hastings, father of Mrs. Barbara June (Hastings) Chambers, and Steven Scott Hastings, brother of Mrs. Margaret (Hastings) Ensminger, Mrs. Ruth (Hastings) George, Mr. Gerald and Mr. Harold Hastings, passed away Friday. Funeral Wednesday morning 10:30 o'clock. Flanner & Buchanan Broad Ripple Mortuary. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Monday.

19 January 1965 - The Indianapolis Star - Fields Orders Check of Alleged Negligence in Motorist's Death - Marion County Sheriff Robert H. Fields ordered a full investigation of a report that his deputies failed to respond to a request for emergency assistance to a motorist later found dead. Fields assigned Sgt. Donald Okey to investigate the accustaion by Marian College sophomore Richard E. McWilliams. McWilliams said he and two friends assisted a stranded motorist near Emerson Avenue and Kessler Boulevard, East Drive, early Saturday. The student said he went home and telephoned the Sheriff's Department at 3:35 a.m., telling the dispatcher it was an emergency, describing the car, and giving the location. He said he was told, "OK, we'll take care of it." McWilliams said he learned the next morning that the man, Alvin L. Hastings, 47, was found dead about 100 yards from his car. Okey said Hastings lived only four blocks from where his car was stranded. McWilliams said that if he had been told that deputies could not get through the deep snow to rescue Hastings he could have brought the man into his home about a block away from where Hastings' car was stuck. Okey said he found no record of McWilliams' call although McWilliams insisted he dialed "ME 2-4341," the sheriff's office telephone number. However, the investigator said a report of a motorist stranded at the same intersection was received by the State Police about 3:45 a.m. and Deputy Omer M. Rooks Jr. was dispatched to investigate. Rooks said he was forced to park his squad car "about a mile" from the stranded car because of high snowdrifts and walked to the intersection. The deputy said the car was empty when he arrived and he assumed the motorist had gone for help. Hastings' frozen body was found by an 11-year-old boy at about 12:02 p.m. An autopsy failed to reveal what caused his death and further tests have been ordered, Okey said. Police said they received a report Friday from Hastings' wife, Mrs. June Hastings, that her husband had not returned home. Okey said he intends to question McWilliams and his two friends and the sheriff's dispatcher, John Ashton, who was on duty at the time McWilliams said he telephoned the plea for help.

19 January 1965 - The Indianapolis News - Weather Victim Alvin Hastings' Rites Tomorrow - Services for Alvin (Pete) Hasting, 46, will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow. He died Friday. He was found frozen [near] his car at Fall Creek School. Hastings had owned and operated the Charcoal Steak House. He was a life member of the Southside Turners and a member of Millersville Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine, Antelope Club, Indian Lake Country Club and Gatling Gun Club. During World War II he served in the Air Force and was a prisoner of war in Japan 18 months. Survivors include his widow, a daughter and a son.