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Independent, The (Newspaper) - February 27, 1958, Pasadena, CaliforniaStanford sex Slayer of coed re enacts crime weather t sunny Loray with inc reas r ins cloudiness during the afternoon. High today about i 73. Cliance of showers to t re Slit or morning. H Lutle change in tempera lure. Probability Zero Loday with tonight 50% and tomorrow night 48 pages i 10 cents the f Independent classified by 6-0311-au other 5-6811-Ry 1-b188-Ze 2330-hi 6-4671 Home edition nervous tension these Days May result in More stomach ulcer cases but Sci ence has t a remedy. Page 25. Pasadena Cal thursday february ice Hunt foiled kidnappers psychiatric tests ordered for Youthful urge killer Palo Alto. Ins psycho nitric tests were ordered yesterday Jor a Well balanced sound Stanford University Sophomore who took a detached View of his sex Trig gered urge slaying of a pretty blonde High school girl. Thomas Wallace Cordry in 3h, an Active Church member whose wealthy parents main Tain Homes in both Palo Alto and san Francisco shot the 17-year old girl in cold blood tuesday night on the College Campus. The killing which stunned families and friends of the Young people was carefully planned Cordry told police later with an apology for the trouble he caused them. Only daughter his Chance victim was Drena Bonn Only daughter of a prominent Palo Alto business Man who lived across the Street from the co Drys in an attractive residential area of the san Francisco Peninsula City. Deena described by school officials As the kind of girl you would want for a Daugh died from a single .22 Cal Iber Rifle shot in the head. Cordry. Crew rut song Only child told a Cool. Emotionless Story of the senseless slaying to Captain Williamj Salt of the Palo Alto sheriffs office. I had an urge to do he said of the murder. I be had the same urge be was batching1 Senate 5c Stop for 3 years Washington. The Senate last night Voied 49-42 accept president Eisen Hower s proposal for a 5-cent stamp on non local idlers but limited it to three years. The vote was to reject an amendment of sen. Monroney id okla to Knock out of the Bill the 3-Cenl stamp. The vote largely followed party lines with All but the republicans opposing the amendment. The vote thus kept in the postal rate increase Bill a pro vision fixing the 5-cent rate on first class out of town let ters Between july 1, 195s. And june 30. 1961, with 4 cents on local letters. The permanent letter rate would be 4 cents As compared with the present 3-cent stamp which has been in effect since 1932. The president has sought a permanent 5-rent rate on non ocal letters but nevertheless he decision constitutes a considerable Victory for him and of master general summer held. Youthful killer wails in Palo Alto jail cell. Palo Alto. Ins friends the Hoy. Who had with Jand of both the kill a drawn from a a Tayfoid the victim were aghast eternity was hatching completely mystified ves alone at his parents Palo Altol Gerdav at the Palo Alto Home while the senior Cor rvs were spending a week 35 of a p Cut h so North in their san Francisco Sirl he a Stanford University apartment i Sophomore. Cordry who was reported Famich. Friend reasoned an Active member and Organ co dry m 19 was Izer or youth work in to a Vear old Christian scientist Church Bonn her be. Palo Alto told authorities he was a Friendly. Planned the killing fun afternoon and bought a Caliper Rifle Friend his express purpose. Ii id Deena went said was to pick up a girl Nul aft v 10 because she was the kind of f Stanford turn to i girl who would live done him Lavor. J t3ie youth who lived across Driver trapped in refrigerator for 30 hours san Pablo. He Irvin e Lpyd 40. A meat truck Driver thawed out in a Hospital Lere today after being Acci dentally trapped in his re Fri Era or truck for 30 hours. Doctors said he was in Seri Nis condition after his ordeal n the 40-degree cold and suf Rcd frostbite of his fingers and toes. Floyd was caught in the refrigerator on monday when a Strong wind slammed the door nut. Unable to attract Atten Ion because of the thick vails of the truck he shivered or 30 hours before being re pleased. Deena Bonn killer s victim descendant of Patriot asks . Aid ant tears called Deena a Sweet to a to a Bill to Gra . Residence to a Gre great grandson of a signer of the once by rep. Calif i the australian hoi Jahara 737 Fovia. Fath i of new Jersey. In Jabara came to the United Wendi Tell s plane states on an australian pass-1 port and sought permanent residence on the basis of his father s american citizenship. The Street from his victim 7 61 told officers he asked her Iol drive him to the train station1 miss. Tornadoes and then shot her As she sat Struc pc Over widespread areas at the wheel of his convertible j 1 Central and South missis a neighbor who was and Louisiana last night. Killing at least seven persons and injuring scores More. Nixon to attend Argentina fete Washington. Ins diplomatic quarters said yester Day that vice president Rich Ard m. Nixon probably will go to Argentina for Arturo Frondizi s inauguration As president. The vice president would be president Eisenhower s per Sonal representative at the ceremonies in Buenos Aires on Mav 1. Nightgown murder trial accused wife details scrap with husband by Karen Ritchie tiie Nightgown murder trial of Willie Mae Todd went into its second Day yesterday in Pasadena Superior court As the Young defendant took the witness stand and sobbed out her Story of How her husband Bradley died. Mrs. Todd -2-1. Lold of a wild fight with her husband which began in the Kitchen continued with a wrestling match in the living room and finally ended in the bed room where she threw her Nightgown Over his head and started twisting it struck heu the Young woman said she came Home about g . Dec. 14 after Riding to los Angeles with Todd s Uncle Robert ill Sheppard and his girl Friend and was struck on the Side of her face As she entered the House. Why Don t you stay she quoted him As asking. She said she went into the bedroom to change Lier clothes and when she came out he grabbed at her and followed her to the Kitchen. She said he d been drinking and when she refused a drink he got angry and hit her in the Eye with his fist. I grabbed a knife from the sink. He had a funny look on his face. I was afraid. Lie tried to take the knife away. I hit his hand with the knife. He kept coming. I backed off to the living room. We started ussling in the jiving room. We were All Over the room. I thought he was going to kill Chase began she said she fell to the floor and then jumped up and fled into the bedroom with him right behind her. Then she said he began to choke her. They wrestled she testified and he fell against a Low trunk. He was trying to get up. I grabbed hold of the bed and grabbed hold of my Nightgown. He was going to kill me. He was trying to get up. I threw the Nightgown Over his head. I just started twisting it. He was still trying to get up. I Don t know How Long i twisted sobbing the Young woman said that after a while he Lay still. She said she sat Down on the floor. I Felt cold dazed something like a chill. I was shaking All wonderful personality under questioning by her Charles Johnson she told of meeting Todd in Texas in september 1955. She said when he got drunk he was uncontrollable and on occasion had beaten his Mother had hit her with a Blackjack run her Over with a car and tried to choke her. Last october she said she had called Pasadena police when lie threatened to kill her with a Shotgun. He had a wonderful personality when he was she said. Trial will resume at this morning in Superior judge j. Howard Ziemann s courtroom. Mrs. Jane Hatch terrorized in Home army gives jul contract to Cal tech a contract for lie operation of the Jet aulsion Laboratory in Oak prove Park for the army Dur no 1958 has been awarded California Institute of tech socialite s Moid foils 2 gunmen police w Ere searching last night for two men who forced their Way into a Pasadena socialite s Home i at gunpoint in what May i have been a Kidnap attempt. The two gunmen whose in termion in the forced visit is still not known entered the Homo of mrs. Jane Hatch 38, 1125 Arden rd., and threat ened her and a visiting Cousin mrs. Barbara Thompson 40. Mrs. Hatch is the sister in Law of Howard e. Huntington grandson of the late Henry Huntington Pasadena Pioneer whose former Home is now the site of the world famous Huntingdon Library and Art gallery. Police said the gunmen Mot Home and forced their Way Ria technicians baffled by poltergeist s antics Seaford. . Radio corp. Of America technicians yesterday joined the scientific task Force trying to find out what keeps things jumping at the James Herr Mann Home. The 21-Day siege at the Herrmann s ranch Home has included popping bottles flying figurines and falling chinaware. Yesterday a portable phonograph whizzed 12 feet through the air and crashed into a stairway in the rumpus room. It was the biggest object to move since a heavy Chest of drawers fell Over. The Crew of technicians brought a Mobile trans Mitter from the Rocky Point station of Ria. They Strung up an intricate series of wires and placed sensitive instruments about the House. Ology col. J. E. Johnston commanding officer of the los 4ngeles army ordnance Dis Rich 55 s. Grand ave., Pasa Dena announced yesterday. A supplemental contract for is expected to be awarded to Cal tech shortly colonel Johnston said bring ing the 195s jul total to jul s 195y contract was for approximately largest contract the Laboratory is an army owned research and develop ment facility which Cal tech ministers. The 195s con Hans that race largest Cal tech has re Call police lived for jul operations. In the confusion police re rings to More than s137 Mil i ported the maid slipped out lion the army contracts Cal the Back Way and called police i tech has received in recent Livears for guided missile re search. Nto iving room when the maid mrs. Annie Singleton 53, answered the Bell. Conceals weapon when they refused to leave mrs. Singleton called her mis Ress who came into the room and asked the men who they Ere. I m an insurance adjust the taller of the two said concealing .38 revolver on his Lap As he made himself at Home in a chair. At that moment one of tile men noticed mrs. Thompson using the phone in an adjoin ing 2 Oom and the taller gun Man ran into the room and armed his gun into mrs. Thompson s ribs telling her army satellite explorer and the instrumented satellite it self were developed at a ply the first stage missile provid a Princess Grace and Prince ing the initial thrust was a Rainier of Monaco Hope to Kidnap turn to Page 4 Grace Rainier plan . Trip Monte Carlo. Fins product of Redstone Arsenal. Calls for research under terms of the new contract Cal tech will perform engineering research and development in the Fields who is in Monaco to guided missiles free with her daughter when visit the United states next May or june. This was disclosed last night by a High Palace source. Details of the visit Are being worked out with the Princess but after several hour of appeared no Tell Noel a n second baby arrives next closer to a solution to the mystery than Oiler Sci Milf research in support month. Whose curiosity has been whetted by the bizarre happen i ordnance corps projects. The source told this Corre j launch delayed Ings. A physicist prowled about the for without finding a clue. Appen 21 hours tax Cut still possible Ike sees a Sponden thai the big question is whether Princess Caroline the Royal couple s year old 1 Cape canaveral. He first child will go along to weather probably will de i America. Hay a third launching of the Princess Grace is very Navy s Vanguard satellite eager to show her daughter 10 rocket at least until next friends in an it was Learned yesterday. I informant said. Washington. Ins the beginning of the end of news conference a Senate re president said Yos this but the immigration service ruled that he had lost his right to citizenship by using an australian passport to come to 1his country and undertook to Deport him after his visitor s visa expired. The introduction of Hillings Bill will stay a deportation proceeding until Congress has in route Here san Francisco. Of the Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur s personal plane in world War ii will arrive Here today from Japan in route to Long Beach where it will b reassembled As an air freighter. The dc-4 was bought from the United states government in Japan by p. D. Smith of Grove. At least 61 were injured. Officers said More than at the business District of Brewer was destroyed by the winds. Time to consider the matter. Los Angeles for inside today s Independent Adams Allen a talc when comics Connolly m finance 2i opinion living 5 says you a Leadabrand a snorts 26 Nad healer n to radio la obituaries 25 women to narc k m 17 15 22 8 Landlady held in shooting a 46 year old los Angeles Landlady yesterday was booked on suspicion of murder after police said she blasted one of her roomers to death with a 12-Gaugc Shotgun. Richard Dean 42, was struck Between the knee of the left leg and the Groin and bled to death before an ambulance arrived. His Landlady mrs Gonzales Cropp said the shooting occurred when Dean slapped her during an argument in the Rooming h o e at -1056 s. Main St. Curs we believe it can mark1 purpose As the president held jails said it might be a Bank of Seattle yester surrendered without a fight. Of Cohen s Liz Renay quizzed in killing of an ast Asia new York. Ins actress Liz Renay the buxom Beauty who numbers several Gangland notables among her companions kept a rendezvous yesterday with an old Friend. Liz who was questioned in new York in connection with the slaying of Albert Anastasia met yesterday with the murder victim s bodyguard Anthony Coppola. Cop Pola is tinder bail As a material witness in the Anastasia slaying. The Strawberry blonde from the West coast said she was leaving new York but added that she would re turn on tuesday at the request of the District attorney s office. Miss Renay who has recently been squared by former gambling Kingpin Mickey Cohen in Hollywood told news men that Coppola was very much interested in marry ing me. He is someone i like very she said. About Cohen i think Mickey is a wonderful real great Triy. I really like him a lot and that s the Best i can say View like that made by the Day afternoon temporary National economic mately conference which operated from 1938 to 19-11. He Sug i the Etolin Monc a was a study by Senate Commerce committee. S Hosteller fail Ike its a the new York senator in charge at Seattle a that while consumer prices hit Lewis Frederick Miles of Gra a new Peak in january Unzem Ham wash., was arrested Ashi no Luis i ploy Mem figures certainly when he walked in to president Eisenhower pcs car the Hank to the place i Ter Day apparently made a Washington. Ins show that we Are in an eco nomic downturn or recession at this i ii in we tin v ii a u i

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