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Charleston Gazette (Newspaper) - October 9, 1954, Charleston, West Virginia Won't Somebody Take Our Crossword Puzzle in Gazette Saturday Morning October 9 1954 PHONO Wort AO The State You Read or See the Big 16 Gents Local Men Bilked In Housing Killer Says They Wanted Him to Bog Frenzied Boarder Slays Three Puts Voodoo Money on Bodies NEW YORK Oct 8 zied boarder in a cheap East lem tenement today beat to death a child her grandmother and a young girl Then he placed money on the bodies as a charm They wanted to poison lice quoted the killer whom they identified as Benito 31 a squat powerfully built Puerto Rican He also claimed they wanted him to marry a dog THE DEATH weapons were a television set two metal chairs and other furniture that came to hand Money was found in the clothes of each of the victims and police said the killer put it there to ward off evil spirits Drenched in his victims blood the slayer swung a baseball bat at police who closed in on him and shouted at Come and get me I did it He was overpowered amid a scene of dreadful carnage The apartment was be- spattered with blood and its smashed to bits Maldonados came here from erto Rico about 18 months ago Three months ago he into the a month floor ment apartment of Mrs Isabel Ro- The slaying victims included Mrs Rodriguez's four year ol daughter Doris and the child grandmother Mrs Sotero Torres The third victim a girl of abou 2 was not identified immediately 000 FIRE left these scenes of destruction car the Boone County town's main street Upper photo shows the debris of three business houses and two residences which were destroyed by flames yesterday morning tower photo was taken from the street Story on Page 7 on Griddle Refund Sought By Car Dealer FBI Blames Bank Theft On Student He'll Bow Out If Plan He Served as Pallbearer Boy Confesses Double Murder SPRINGFIELD Mass Oct youth who was a pallbearer at her funeral was taken into custody today in connection with the savage knife slay ings of baby-sitter Lynn Ann Smith and her four-year old boy charge MRS RODRIGUEZ walked in on he murder scene Crazed wit shock at the sight she tried to hur herself from a window Three de held her back A cousin of Mrs Rodriguez Mrs Valentin at first the older of the two dren victims as her daughter Please Turn to Page 8 Col 8 Dist Atty Stephen A Moynahan said Kenneth Chapin who lives around the corner from the slain girl has given us a statement definitely implicating him in Premier Requests Vote of Confidence T be arraigned tomorrow on a On Rearmament Issue charge Sept 25 slaying Moynahan said cian at the U S armory in Spring field was described by his teach ers as an average student a Technical High School Teacher said he has not missed a schoo day since the the youth will PARIS Oct mier Pierre Mendes-France tonight that the French National Assembly agree to the London ence plan for the of West Germany or MORGANTOWN Oct a new government A Fayette County auto dealer said yesterday that an man identified as a West Virginia invoking his constitutional i university was r e he submitted in a successful bid for plus state motor vehicles should be returned to him Caught in the middle of another flare-up in the State Purchasing Dept 3 K Whitlock of ville told The My bid very clearly stated that I would pay more than the highest bidder and that what remained of the should be returned to me The latest slap at the chasing Dept focused on the disposal this week of 29 plus state pick-up trucks and station wagons Two Charleston area dealers who Did unsuccessfully for the vehicles charged yesterday that the state department didnt the bidding MEANWHILE an obviously flustered state purchasing tor hummed a different tune after ey will be returned or not It's a question of law What law Mr 1 don't know what the law is But yesterday morning he was more emphatic Whitlock sent in a check for and in cash Why he did that I don't know but I took his money and am going to keep it because that's the way the Then Whitlock told The Gazette that his bid of above the est bidder was his real offer and that he wanted the extra back Aliff should return my bid and let the other fellow have it if he doesn't want to accept my bid of more The purchasing director earlier said that he'll Whitlock have insisting thaV he Would to go to court to get the money University here today in a bank age Fred Hallford special agent in charge of the FBI office in burgh said Joseph L McCort 25 admitted taking the money from the First National Bank at Point Marion where Cort formerly was a teller The agent said McCort ad- mitted withholding payments received for deposits and ing withdrawal slips McCort was arrested at his home here on a complaint made by U S District Atty John W Mcllvaine of Pittsburgh The FBI said the charge in the warrant involved a false slip in the amount of on the account of Mary White The district attorney declined to discuss the motive for the brutal or details of the alleged statement He said young Chapin was picked up as the THE YOUTH'S sister vas described as a good friend o he slain girl Friends said the twi girls had planned to attend Em manuel result of a check today Investigators house to house said a bayonet together the morning ter the p r e g j ft e n Eisenhower The bodies of Lynn Ann 14 and Ittle Stephen Goldberg were found was used in the Young Chapin son of an powers the Premier told the As sembly that he is making the London agreement an issue of confidence in his His came shortly after toward the end of a lively Assembly debate on ern defense The Assembly vote was set for 3 p.m Tuesday 9 Man Charged In Kidnaping A Kanawha County man was charged with kidnaping last night an hour after a boy and his sister One Testifies He Recovered Part of Tee Sen Capehart Blasts Pressure Upon Panel In FHA Investigation Special to The Gazette WASHINGTON Oct Two Charleston W businessmen testified today at a Senate housing hearing that they had consulted two Washington men for help in getting loans on housing projects The testimony of John H Hill and R Emerson Carson both of Charleston came after Sen lart said that pressure had been put on him not to in- GOP Needed Denver Plea Of President Politics to Rim Riot If Democrats Control Congress He Warns By Melvin L Arrowsmith DENVER Oct 8 in fees he were paid to the two ans for feid in securing the loans Pressure on the senator makes me very suspicions of whole Capehart said They can't put pressure on and they might as weU know it Capehart is chairman of the Senate Banking Committee which is concluding a six-month gation of Federal housing tices The inquiry has resulted in a shakeup of the Federal Housing Administration and several inal cases have resulted from it CAPEHART SAID the pressure had been exerted in telephone calls within the last 24 hours but he did not v go into any details Instead he began digging into the Goldberg apartment by the boy's parents upon returning from THE FBI SAID McCort told In- keep Whitlock's entire At roughly p m ing Director J R Aliff I don't know whether the back N Martinsville Chemical Plant Site INSISTING that he always has worked to get the best for the Aliff stressed that isn't we've done revocable nothing Please Turn to Page 8 Col 1 much of the an amount from the replace the pery Premier he will MENDES-FRANCE was the front porch of into placing the decision on a of confidence basis when the of a two-day debate disclosed he would otherwise have a difficult time in getting the sizeable ity required If the vote goes against the The children were found un- harmed in a car driven by George Myers 34 of Baker's Fork State Troopers J A Woodley and Harry Graves had received ly be out of office and France will be plunged into a severe political no report about the children when they arrested Myers for drunk crisis See Photos on page 8 Mendes-France called for of the rearmament plan White account to replace the with no string attached after a Christmas savings 1 move developed m the Assembly McCart formerly lived at Point to of a a movie Lynn Ann stabbed 34 times and her neck broken was found in a pool of blood in the apartment hallway Her bruised wrists she had struggled with her slayer She was not attacked sex- Little Stephen son of a do wholesale meat dealer was slashed to death in his bed sibly while he slept His body bore 24 stab wounds and his skull had been fractured In another room Robert berg 6 brother of Stephen lay unharmed in his bed Apparently Please Turn to Page 8 Col 7 Today's Definition Evolution A theory which if its works produce a pedestrian night made another fighting appeal for election of a Re- publican Congress and sioned a cold war of san politics running riot if the Democrats recaptured control of the legislative branch Addressing a nationwide audience and an capacity crowd of at a GOP rally in Denver's the question of the fees which he reported were paid by a dozen ferent firms to Richard mack and Marshall Diggs Diggs identifying himself as a lawyer testified that McCormack had brought him 12 clients in- in defense housing ects under the Wherry Act Each of these clients paid him a fee he said adding that will Marion a few miles across the state line from Morgantown and enrolled at the university here this fall the FBI said He is Please Turn to Page 8 Col 1 man general His demand was pegged to a moderate party motion expressing confidence in Please Turn to Page 8 Col 2 Falls to Appear for the first full scale production plant in America for the facture of isocyanate chemicals The Chemical Co of St Louis said construction of the plant on a site seven miles north of New Martinsville W Va on the Ohio River would be started in about one month Production is ex- in 12 or 15 months The concern is owned by the Monsanto Chemical Co and Bayer A G of Germany Inside Today Amusements Page 11 Detectives Attend Wedding of City Girl To Prevent Attack by Mysterious Admirer By James A Haught Staff Writer for The Gazette None of the guests knew it but when an attractive South Charleston Police Department un- County obtrusively stood guard at the church but the wedding was formed without incident The anonymous can jump a three who ways at once See Editorial on Page 4 Municipal Auditorium the dent declared the nation could wind up only in the ditch with a Republican driver in the White House and Democrats steering Congress The chief executive said can voters got results they wanted by electing a Republican President and a Con- please Turn to Page 8 Col 7 lone was returned entirely but that he paid McCormack 50 per cent of the others or a total of Committee Counsel William mon asked him whether he knew any reason for McCormack's ing this a loan other than he had not included the money on bis income tax return No Diggs replied Hill and Carson told the driving But Myers was unable to tell him the names of the two dren who were in the car with him They were at a house I was visiting and I decided to take them for a he told police Meanwhile Charleston officers Please Turn to Page 8 Col 5 gating group that they had con- with McCormack and Diggs about one defense housing job INQUIRED of Hill a partner in Construction Co of Charleston whether Cormack had told him that Diggs Please Turn to Page 8 Col 2 Get a Few Negro Rental Results Better With Gazette Want Ads It's definitely a fact that Gazette rental ads bring the fastest al results in 35 WANTED COTTAGE FIVE room cottage Phone RI Riverside Drive RENTED FIRST DAY Political Behind Wicked Racketeer Charge Starks Says The bride a Carbide secretary who received worth of roses and an anonymous coded love AstSrcarFoVecast note two months Bob Considine Comic Pages Crossword Puzzle 6 Editorials 4 Gazette Want Inez Robb 4 Market Reports 6 Obituary Funerals 8 11 ton girl was married in a either failed to appear or ton church last night two reveal nis presence clothes detectives quietly stood guard against a possible attack by a secret admirer additional threatening messages from the unknown Fearing a possible show of Sports Pages 9 and Mayford Haynes lence at the wedding the girl and her arranged for two Charleston detectives to be ent at the ceremony The officers Detective Kenneth of THE STRANGE CASE began Aug 21 when the haired and strikingly attractive a gift of worth of roses from an unknown sender Accompanying the flowers was a brief message written in a strange symbol code The girl consulted her fiance friends and the florist from whom the flowers had been purchased but was unable to learn the tity of the sender Finally a Gazette reporter consulted volumes on codes at brary and found the message was written in a substitution code known as the Masonic Cipher Decoded it With this purchase I'm just trying to make things that's all I love you All rights reserved A Charleston psychiatrist told of the strange incident said the probably was mentally ill Benjamin Starks Jr yesterday said political reasons were behind i Mayor ing him as as of the most wicked racketeers Charleston has to deal with today I'm an honest the resident of the West Side added and I'm not ing to be crucified or intimidated said he was a remain one Re is doing this to get RENTED SECOND DAY la few votes in the First ST ALB 4 rms R Lg yard bath RENTED FIRST DAY Camden Drive hill Rear RENTED FIRST DAY FIVE room cottage South Charleston RI Second Avenue He said the details of the case would indicate the man was a schizoid personality with and said he might be dangerous THE INCIDENT was reported to South Charleston police but Please Turn to Page 8 Col 6 Don't sacrifice words for results remember better written ads bring faster GAZETTE Want Ads DM 64611 he declared Convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a minor Starks de- fended the parole board for re- leasing him after he had served only 83 days of a tence In 1952 Starks was found guilty of employing a girl as a bartender in an establishment he operated WHEN I HIRED that girl in 1951 she had a three-year-old baby and she said she was 20 old I referred her to the Bureau of Negro Welfare because I was suspicious of her age She told them she was 20 The girl was poverty stricken she had no clothes no milk for Benjamin Starks Jr her baby and no place to stay I hired her with her father's permission and he was one of my most important witnesses The Bureau of Negro Welfare recommended my parole and knows that 1 tried to get the girl on welfare and was unable to do so I happen to be a native West Virginian attended public schools and West Virginia State College was graduated from Blackstone College of Law a correspondence school and know right from wrong I am no gangster The mayor lashed Starks after a delegation living in the Third See Editorial on Page 4 St area where Stark operates a restaurant called him to complain of alleged illegal activity COPENHAVER SAID Starks conduct had made the hood almost unbearable and ised to use the whole police force if necessary to bring them relief In an open letter to Starks said the Negro's real problem in the Kanawha Please Turn to Page 8 CM W
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