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with Minister face-to-face great best at as ears." he to TWO MYSTERY DEATHS UNDER INVESTIGATION Jury Probes Strangling of High School Cirl and Masotto Murder New Orleans, Dec. 1 (). The Jefferson parish grand Jury, In session at Gretna today, was Investigating two strange slaying cases. , One was that In. which Irvin Mc-Cafferty Cummins, 20, recently given a medical discharge from the navy, was booked on a murder charge In connection with the strangling to death Sunday night of Miss Joan Lewis. 17, New Orleans high school senior. The other was the killing of Constantino Masotto, known as Gene Mano, French Market butcher here, whose body was removed from a crude grave in a neighboring marsh Nov. 10. On resuming lta investigation of the Masotto case, the grand Juiy summoned as one witness a former caretaker for a fishpond at Wills- wood, near the spot where Masotto's body was found. ! Two men were under arrest for fur. ther questioning in connection with the Masotto slaying. Five other men who had been held since Sunday by New Orleans officers were released under bail today through habeas corpus action. Masotto disappeared from his home several weeks ago and nothing fur ther was heard from him until his body was found. His second wife. Mrs Theresa Mano, spent several days here from Washington aiding officers in their efforts to solve the mysterious ideath. Among witnesses called in the case of the Lewis girl's death was Ralph E. Boothby, headmaster of the Metai-rie Park country day school near which she died In a parked automobile.