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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - January 11, 1958, Florence, South CarolinaWeather partly Cloudy and warm today and tonight. High 55. Low 37. Details Page 10. Reader s tip pee Dee boxing tournament ends three Day stand at fior emf armory. Details pictures 6. 292 Florence s. C., saturday morning january 11. 1958 daily 5c sunday Loc . Cop killer Given Jan 10 Frank a 36-year-old three time loser in new York state today was convicted of murdering a North Carolina in Gvay patrolman and was sentenced to life in prison Richmond county jury liberated nearly three hours be-1 maximum Security Central Anson m Raleigh tomorrow to await outcome of his Appeal or for action on raising the heavy Bond which could free him. Still pending against Wetzel however is another first degree of murder charge growing out of the slaying of a second patrolman an hour after Reece was gunned Down when he stopped a speeding Auto near Euzerbe. The state charges Wetzel also killed patrolman j. T. Brown when this officer slopped Welzel s car during the search for recce s killer. Fore bringing in a verdict of firs degree murder with a recommendation of mercy which carries Ai automatic life sentence. Judge j. A. Rousseau a Veteran Jurist passed the sentence Anc then Sel a Appeal Bond Foi Wetzel when the handsome Stock ily built defendant said through his attorney he would Appeal the ver dict to the state supreme court defense counsel John Thomas Page said he doubted if the Bond could be raised to free Welzel pending outcome of the Appeal. A shout went up from a packed courtroom when jury Foreman John r. Morse announced the ver dict despite a warning from judge Rousseau Hal he would Clear the chamber if there were a demonstration. Mrs. Wisler Lee Reese widow of one of the patrolmen Welze was accused of shooting Down without warning on the night of nov. 5, bowed her head and burst into tears. Later she collapsed and was led into an anteroom by a brother in Law the Rev. Fred recce. Wetzel watched her led away then Rose and addressed Tojeau Zience. Everybody has been Nice to me in North Carolina and i appreciate he said. Later he told report ers i Don t think i should have been Richmond county sheriff Ray mond Goodman said the Wavy haired defendant would be taken another trial faces Wetzel in 2nd killing Kenly Jan. 10 Iff g solicitor Jack Hooks said tonight he will bring Frank Edward Wetzel to trial in the slaying of patrolman j. T. Brown and will seek the death penalty. Hooks made the statement after learning from the associated press that Wetzel had been convicted of first degree murder in the slaying of patrolman w. L. Reece. The jury recommended mercy which carries a life imprisonment sentence. Wetzel was accused of gunning Down patrolman Brown near san Ford the same night Reece was killed near Ellerbe. Hooks said i be been waiting to see what the outcome of this trial will be. In View of this ver dict i plan to bring him to trial and will seek a first degree ver dict with the death penalty. Hooks said he had a Tenn of Superior court Starling in Lee county scene of the Brown slay ing in about three weeks. He added i Don t know whether we can get ready or not by that time be cause of out of stale he said a special term May be called for the trial. I expect to move in the next week or two to have an attorney appointed for Wetzel in Advance of the regular Hooks stud. Judge Clawson l. Williams of Sanford resident Superior court judge will be asked to name an attorney to represent him. Brown was shot Down about an hour after recce was killed. He was killed near Tramway. Frank Wetzel gets life term be s space trip plan draws fire at probe reaction Roundup europeans like ikes spirit Bui declare it lacked Impact London Jan. 10 europeans tonight rallied to the spirit of president Eisenhower s statement to Congress yesterday but with vital reservations. Even in strongly pro american circles there was an undertone of discontent with the state of the big three dislike red bid by Stanley Johnson Paris Jan. 10 up the Western big three today individually turned Down the announced plan of soviet Premier Bulgarin for an East West Summit conference in two or three months. This seemed a Clear indication that it would be rejected eventually by the 15-nation North Atlantic Al Liance. The United Stales Britain and Fiance each reacted separately. American Secretary of stale Dules rejection was the most Posi Julles said Bulgarin was Mak no a propaganda move in his Etter to Many nations yesterday calling for a conference of leaders rom As Many As 29 countries. Bulgarin s gesture made its in acl via headlines and broadcasts Over the world on president Eison lower s state of Union message in Washington. In some places Bulgarin got More attention than Eisenhower. A French government spokes Man said Bulgarin s proposed meeting of nato the Warsaw pact the so called red be dangerous because it would be too arge. Foreign Secretary Selvyn Lloyd told a British political rally a for area deaths w. R. Dyson san Foril Fla. A. B. Bennett Florence. Mrs. Jct Nellc Walls Conway. H. Z. Hanna Lake City. Details 2. Bennettsville Man May be executed Raleigh Jan. 10 a 22 ear old Bennettsville. S.c., Nero will be executed in the Gas chamber at Central prison on Jan. 31 unless gov. Hodges inter Venes. The death Date for Julius Bun on was set automatically today when the stale supreme court mind no error in his trial in Guil Ord Superior court on a charge of first degree murder in the Rob cry flaying of a High Point taxi cab Driver. The court also found no error n the Appeal of Amos Maynard and Mamie Luster from the life sentence they received following heir conviction in Stirry court on in arcs of first degree murder in he slaying of John Allen Branch. Bunton and John Kollock or. Also 22 and from Bennettsville. Were convicted in Guilford Superior court last March of Mur Der in the killing of Clifford will Phillips at High Point on Jan. 5, 1957. The jury recommended mercy for Kollock and he was sentenced to life in prison. It made no such recommendation for Bun eign ministers conference first was a belter idea. British government sources said All the nato part ners already Are agreed in Prin Ciple that by Lunnin s present terms 01 a Summit meeting cannot be accepted without diplomatic prep Darlington elects new chamber head Darlington Jan. 10-Paul a. Sansbury Darlington lawyer last night was elected chamber of Commerce president Here having been elevated from the first vice presidency. He succeeds Hugh s. Brunson. Newton i. Howie was elected first vice president and Thomas r. Boseman presi Dent. New members of the Board of directors include or. 0. A. Alex a under Thomas r. Boseman the Rev. Robert e. Clyde Raymond a. Harris h. E. Hutchinson and Leroy m. Want. Hugh s. Brunson was appointed to the Board to fill the unexpired term of Jack Frierson who resigned. Ration and a foreign ministers meeting first. Dulles Lold a news conference in Washington that the United opposes a Summit Confer ence without adequate preparation and Promise of achievement. He said the nato Council now meeting in Paris should not delay its answers to the december notes from Bulgarin because the latest letters offer nothing new. Informed nato sources said the Alliance Powers intended to answer Bulgarin s december let lers sent to 83 countries and delay replies to the latest letters until they can be examined carefully. But Dulles statement indicated the delay will nol be too Long. Union speech. Newspapers in Sev eral countries described it As Lack ing dramatic Impact. Moscow contributed to this feel ing with its carefully timed announcement of soviet Premier Bulgarin s new letters urging Easl Wesl Summit talks Early in 1958. A typical comment came from the Independent Paris Presse l in France. President Eisenhower s speech lacked the sparkle of a Roosevelt or it said. Even if his three part policy de of Ameri can so Rengli tightening of Politi Cal economic and scientific ties with the allies and the search for total would have to jeep goofy if this policy were accompanied and illustrated by Sev eral spectacular newspapers in Canada also complained the message lacked con Crete proposals. Wide sections of the West european press Felt Eisenhower should have provided the allies with a More powerful counter to soviet military feats. Bui govern ment spokesmen generally were enthusiastic in praising the presi Dent. Italian foreign minister Giseppe Pella called the speech a grand contribution to the solution of Many International in West Germany government spokesman Felix von Eckardt praised Eisenhower s references to policy on Germany. Eisenhower s message similarly aroused enthusiasm in papers published in France the Netherlands and Scandinavia. The Independent Paris journal said Eisenhower has opened one of the most exciting debates in America s the Liberal Dagens Nyseter of Stockholm spoke of the president s convincing honesty and London s conservative daily Telegraph said. The president is at his Best when leading in the direction people want to go. Per naps after five years of frustration the Man and moment Are at isl Well in Holland Bulgarin s simultaneous drive for Summit talks won Only one tenth of the space news papers gave Eisenhower s Mes Sage. Bui the influential be Monde of Paris put the Bulgarin Story under big headlines. Eisenhower s Mes Sage got lesser play. Austria s anti communist press said Bulgarin succeeded in Over shadowing Eisenhower. Of missile Boss tabs it costly by Bryan Haislip Washington Jan. 10 up an air Force general to night challenged president Eisenhower s plan for a Separ ate and unified space Agency. Maj. Gen. Bernard a. Schriever Boss of the air Force missile program contended the plan is a costly duplication of air Force abilities to Send a manned Satel Lite to the Moon and Back in a few years. Schriever made his criticism of this and other defense depart ment decisions in prepared state ment to the Senate preparedness investigation subcommittee yesterday. This was within hours of the time Eisenhower was telling the nation he was setting up a separate group to manage new space projects. The air Force made the Testi Mony Public tonight. Was episode in what some sources Are beginning to Call a revolt of the it. Gen. James m. Gavin army chief of research and develop ment is retiring because he says the army is deteriorating rapidly and i can t get anything done two us missiles make Success trip on Range by Ben Funk Cape canaveral Fla., Jan. 10 w a 22-Day silence at America s missile test Center was shattered with a bang today when two intercontinental two Hurt in area car crashes the slate Highway patrol re ported two persons injured in car crashes at Effingham and near Lamar yesterday. Bill Flowers of it. 1, Effing Ham was admitted to Mcleod infirmary with Chest and leg injuries after a three car pile up at Effingham yesterday afternoon. His car slowed into the rear of another driven by miss Ellen Wil son of Kingstree causing it to blood for unborn child sought donors yesterday were requested to Volunteer blood next week for an unborn child expected to need re Factor transfusions. Physicians said Type 0-Rh negative blood from females who have had no pregnancies or trans fusions is needed for mrs. Monroe Clairel Mayer whose child is to be delivered tuesday at Mcleod infirmary. Donors Are asked to go to Mcleod infirmary Laboratory for blood typing or Call mrs. Mayer at 2-2155. The Mcleod lab is open from 9 . Until . Sat veer into the path of an oncoming car driven by William h. Gil Bert of Carlsville the patrol said. Flowers was the Only person injured. His condition last night was reported fairly Good. Palm. Jim Wilson investigated. A car driven by James m. Comp ton of it. 3_bishopvilie overturned and hit a tree while rounding a curve about a mile East of la mar at . Yesterday. He was in surgery at Mcleod infirmary late last night and no report was made on his condition. Palm. Leonard j. Dawsey invest urday and 9 until 4 on weekdays Ligated the Accident. City manager lauds police for solving break in Ion and death. He was sentenced to by John Ray morning news staff writer the City police were commended by City manager Aaron Marsh this week for their record of solv ing breaking and entering cases in the City during Hie past four months. Marsh said that the figures would compare favourably with those of any City. A total of 37 cases were reported from septem Ber through december. Eighteen were cleared. Marsh said thai the record was impressive because of the Type of break ins which i occurred. Several limes thieves look Only Small amounts in change. On other occasions owners of establishments held in child Bride Case Thomas Ellwood left 68, of Belle mo., and Jim Harris 67-year-old pensioner Ore being held in Osage county jail on charges of contributing to the Dillon Quincy of the 12-year-old Bride Ell Wood s daughter palsy and Harris were mar ried wednesday night. Officers stepped in less than two hours after the marriage. Photo lax detected break ins a Day or More after they occurred. Records show that of k breaking and entering cases Dur ing december seven were solved. Chief Adams said that number break ins usually Rise near Christ Mas. Five break ins were reported in september and one was solved three of seven were cleared up in october and seven of 11 in no vember. Chief Adams said that in sever Al instances it is believed thai persons convicted for break ins had committed previous ones which Are still listed As unsolved. The break ins occurred in stores churches schools houses and bus iness establishments. December cases occurred at a resident on Wilson st., Florence new degree enacted in today s edition the Florence morning news Church coverage has been in creased. Two new features appear on the Church Page d age 2i in today s e edition. Due to popular demand the a elision in action photo so Ries has been revived. This had been dropped from the columns Lille More than a year ago. Various area churches Are being Willrd upon to is Sis in gelling Lordier props and persons for those pictures. The second which is nil nolo Geller new feature is Corner i Upil which will Cadi week give a column to a incl pastor for his Sermon. The contributing pastor s picture will also appear Willi the column. Those arc just two of Many j foal Iris which Cid in the Flor ence mar inc news full pee dec men coverage. Concrete works Miller a sys tem the shoe Box Griffin motor co., Goodyear store High school. Moore Junior High the Washer rile motor inn serv ice station. Sinclair feed and seed Tom Taylor s office s u p ply. Jones liquor store and Phil lip s refrigeration co. Police said that in Many cases during the four month period Only a few cents in change or Small articles were reported missing. One of the larger ones in december included the theft of from the Washer rite. Sever Al guns radios and watches which were stolen from the Goodyear store were recovered. Other larceny cases in Decem Ber numbered 20. Seven of Thesel were solved. Seven of the cases involved Hub Cap thefts. The remainder included thefts of three car batteries. Iwo bicycles five cases involving Money amounting to and one stolen watch. Two cases of stolen clothing were also reported. Three break ins have been re corded so far this year. Two have been solved. Nothing was reported stolen in the third police re ported. Five Sumler youths admitted breaking Inlo iwo cigarette machines and taking nearly this week. The third one happened at Mcclenaghan High school this week where school officials report eel nothing missing police records show. Atlas and the Navaho biased off in rapid succession. The Atlas heaviest weapon hanging Over the Heads of . Enemies made a fiery and Thun Dering departure from its launch ing platform at . Fifteen minutes later the defense depart ment said beast performed accuracy Over a limited Range. At ., the now obsolete Navaho roared skyward and Fol Lowed the Atlas across the Chain of missile tracking stations that caches More than Miles from Here to the Southern tip of Africa. The Atlas designed to carry a ahead. Hydrogen warhead across the seas at a Speed of Miles an hour is this country s Only inter Continental ballistic has been tested. An other the Titan is not yet ready for firing. Although it also has a mile Range the Navaho is pow ered by a Ramjet engine and is capable of speeds of Only about 1.000 Miles an hour which could make it an easy prey of faster lying Jet attack planes. The Atlas was the first missile to blast away from Cape Cana veral since dec. 19. Since then efforts to step up the firing pro Gram and Chew away at Russia s cad in the Field have been Sty Mied by foul weather. Today s double firing unimportant As the Navaho test might be was evidence of this Conn by s increasing capability to test inc the weapons it is striving to bring into mass production for its operational forces around the Globe. It proved that the lest Center is no one shot for it was the first time that two huge missiles Ever had been fired in such close proximity. The distance the three stage at Las flew today probably was about 000 Miles the same Range covered by another Atlas last dec. 17 in the first successful test of the weapon. Two earlier shots ended in failure a lion the missiles strayed off course and were destroyed soon after leaving the ground. About it. And Gen. Thomas d. White air Force chief of staff has told the Senate committee that Eisenhower has not asked enough Money in connection with a planned St Pup of the intercontinental ballistic missile icbms Schriever in his testimony also criticized a defense department decision to use both the army developed Jupiter and the air Force Thor As intermediate Range ballistic missiles Irby. Schriever said thai if a Deci Sion is made immediately to in crease production As Many operational Irby squad Rons All Thor equipped can be deployed by Early 1960 and that he first two Thor Squadron would be overseas by the end of Calendar year 1958. Saying that it would be a col los Sal Blunder if the United slates failed to do More than match every soviet missile with one of ils own Schriever demanded that the nation recognize where our strongest capabilities lie today and make certain Deci Sions the preparedness subcommittee continued its inquiry into the missile and general defense Situa Tion today hearing from Nelson a. Rockefeller who headed a non government investigation completed recently. Rockefeller testified the balance of military Power is shifting to Ward Russia and that the United states must make a 10-year, sustained major Effort to pull mighty Atlas roars upward Zambone s meditations by Alley Mah out ir4 a fix. I d Trade. It in of a of i Surap t4 to Boot ii to re Register state s voters failing Columbia Jan. 10 of South Carolina voters Aren t gelling Oil to Irei Jaisler Lor the june 10 Pri i Mary election Ami Secretary of stale 0. Frank Thornton today produced a Batch of figures to Point up to situation. Reports from to of the stale s counties show dial As of dec. Is. Only about per cent of the number of voters who Hallow of in ihi1 last statewide election nov. I 1h.16, have re registered for the coming primary. Comparative statistics were not available Lor learn will and Marion count ios which did nol re port their re registration figures. To Johnton said that persons voted in the Gem nil Klo Olinn. As of Pec. Only a Iii had re Rojy Omerod under a new registration set up authorized by i there is even less time in some the last legislature which requires filing an application Blank con Laining such information As design counties such As Richland and Sumter. Whore municipal elections would Force closure of books in nation of rare As Well As submit local areas for added periods Ting to literacy tests. Union county has apparently done the speediest Job so far of ils voters. Fifty Throe per cent of the number who balloted in the election had i by to to get air conditioning Washington inn. 10 a contract Lor air conditioning and electrical work on the. Flor ence Post office and Federal court building has Boon granted to the i yikes and Hastings company of Thornton pointed Oul hint most i Columbia sixth District rep. John Emilios have four months in Mcmillan was informed Vesler p Elo its re Register lion or june primary As registration Mcmillan said the eventual total Bonks must he closed ,10 Days a of improvements to the Flor on i he Oiler Marlboro county had Billy to rocks Lofort s pit Ocvil of ils Volcks. Lore in elect Ion. Once project is

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