Saturday, March 7, 1959

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Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - March 7, 1959, Long Beach, California 6 IN PEN GRAB GUARDS, SURRENDER TO TROOPS BEAUTIFUL SUSPECT CUSTODY IOTABLES SHAKEN UP Blonde, beautiful Belle Ingram, 19, charged with the robbery of a Las .Vegas bank Friday, is shown in custody of Lt. Ray Gubser (left) and Detec- tive Mike Winger. The girl was taken off a Reno-bound bus. (AP Photo) Bold, Blonde Beauty Held in Bank Theft Teenager Pulled Off Vegas-Reno Bus After Holdup LAS VEGAS, Nev. A bold, teenage beauty, wrestlec off a bus in the middle of the desert, has been charged with fobbing a Las Vegas bank o The FBI said 19-ycar-ok Ida Belle Ingram, blonde am belligerent, is the younges bank robber they've ever ha reak in the old state prison n Boston. The troopers broke the win- dows in the metal shop with their guns and Deputy War- den Richard yelled: "Give yourselves up." The convicts stripped to the waist opened the door and surrendered. Not a shot was fired. One of the prisoners threw a jar filled with sort of Molotov cocktail against the wall. It caught A G U I R RE ARGUELLES, ihief investigator for the dis- fire but did no damage, rict attorney's office, said ihe confessed to the shooi- ng and added: "She showed iigns of suffering mental dis- urbances." Mrs. Martinez Cruz later! old reporters the senator had caused difficulties for her when she was employed at he Pensions Bureau which ie formerly headed. She said late in 1956 she struck him "because he was molesting me." She did not explain, but added that she ater was sent to a sanatorium and dismissed from her job. 'I am glad that now the persecution will stop and I can live in greater she told newsmen. ONE TROOPER said Father maru Weather- Fog and tow clouds to- night and early Sunday. Hazy sunshine Sunday with high about 70. taw tonight 54. (Continued on Pg. A-3, Col. 7) Ohioan Slays Five Children, Wife, Self Mate Depressed by Divorce Action, Accident Injuries LANCASTER, Ohio man depressed by accident in juries and facing a divorce action, killed his wife and five of her children by a previous marriage, Sheriff Dale Gcorg< said today. The man then took his own life. The bodies were discoverec this morning at the family' rural home eight miles north east of here. The sheriff the-deaths may. have take place as long ago. as las Thursday .night or early Fri day. Roland Soper, 28, wa found dead at the wheel of hi locked automobile, parked be side the family's home on th Lancaster Pleasantville roa just north of the srnall com munity of Colfax. It 4 IN THE CAR with him were the bodies of four of hi stepchildren, Roxanne, 6 Vickie, 8; Bobby, 10, an Sharon Walls, 9. One child sa beside him in the front sea (Continued on Pg. A-3, Col. Tow Yachf Crippled in Rough Seas SAN FRANCISCO Canadian yacht Campana, with a 10-man of whom was taken in tow today by a Coast Guard vessel after her steer- ing cable broke in rough seas The Campana, en route from San Diego to.Victoria B. C., was about 90 miles southwest of San Francisco when the trouble developed. Only the crew was aboarc the 137-foot Campana, owned by Max Bell, wealthy Calgary newspaper owner and sports DESPERADO FELLED Captured convict William Smothers grimaces in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., hospital.today as attendants treat shoulder wound suffered when he was cap- tured by Dade County lawmen. Wound was not Wirephoto) olice Chief, Sheriff 'tab Felon-Kidnaper TRENTON, Ga. desperado Willia Smothers was shot down and captured today as he ttempted to shoot it out with a Georgia sheriff. Police Chief H. H. Hutch- When the Campana asked for assistance, the Ewing go a line aboard and began tow ing the Campana to San Fran Cisco. Arrival was expected early Sunday. MARTIN FEENEY Long-Term Convict 5 Die as Autos Collide on Ice HUNTINGTON, Ind. (UPI Five persons were killec and a sixth WES critically in jured today when two car crashed headon after skiddin on ice-covered U.S. 24 abou three miles west of here. The dead were John K Cross, 28, and his wife Tom my Lou, 24, who were driv ing west, and three occu pants of the other car, Mr Juanita Eppinger, 38, Jessie L Jones, 48, and Maxine Fix, 36 all of Lafayette, Ind. Jean Pence, also of La fay ette, a fourth occupant of th car, was in critical condition nsists West vlust Agree o Conditions Addresses Trade Unionists at Leipzig Rally LEIPZIG, East Germany UB Premier Nikita aid. "I beat him to it." V THE POLICE CHIEF 'said Smothers was identified by a ;ray coal, white shirl, blue rousers and red cap which he wore in a desperate flight hrough Alabama and into nearby Tennessee. The wounded criminal was akcn to the Tri-County Hos- pital at Fort Oglethorpe, some 15 miles from ths capture scene. Hutchings said his bul- et shattered the wanted man's left shoulder but that ie did not believe the wound was critical. Lawmen from Tennessee, Georgia and A I ah a m a searched this tri-state hill country for Smothers since he overpowered an. Alabama pa- trolman .Thursday and fled northward with four hostages HE RELEASED his captives unharmed in North Alabama and later abandoned his get (Continued on Pg. A-3, Col. 7) WHERE TO FIND IT A-4, 5. B-2 to 9. A-10. B-IO. Death B-2. A-6. A-7, 8, 9. A-2. Tides, TV, B-10. FT 02 Gear Collapses B. Pilot Lands TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. F-102 Delta Dagger was damaged early to- day when its landing gear col- lapsed while landing here. "It was like having all four wheels of your car collapse while doing 60 miles an hour down the said Pilot 1st Lt. Paul A. Seymour, 24, of Long Beach. A base spokesman credited Seymour with extremely skill- ful handling of the plane. Sey- mour belongs to the 82nd Fighter Interceptor Squadron and was returning from an air defense exercise when the mishap occurred at a.m. REAL BURGLAR DEPARTS Merchanf, Policeman Wound Each Of her MIAMI, Fix. store owner and a policeman, each thinking the other was a burglar, fought a gun battle to- day while the real burglar calmly walked away. Herman Woolen, 32-year-old operator of a dry clean- ing shop, spotted the burglar through the front window. He fired one shot through the window, then ran around to the back, thing he could catch the burglar coming out the back door. THE POLICEMAN, Walter Davis, 23, heard the shot and came running. He and Woolen rounded the rear of the building at the same lime. shouted Davis. "Stop, hollered Wootcn. Pow, pew, pow, went the pistols. When other police arrived, there was no sign of the burglar. Wootcn was shol once in each leg and once In the side. Davis was hit in both legs. Neither was in serious condition.