Tiefenthaler conviction 6 FEb 1958
i art! o: for that of t h e r be the 40 j ' S E 22nd TIEFENTHALER CHARGED WITH SLAYING OF WIFEi GRAND JURY TO BE CALLED LATER THIS MONTH (Richmond Pal-Item) Walter A. (Tom) Tiefenthaler 58 years old, was arraigned on a.preliminary first-degree murder charge Wednesday in City Cour before Judge James Ronald. Tiefenthaler is changed with the Jan. 28 pipe slayir.g of his wife Eleanor, in their Cambridge City home. John Handy, fj3-year-old friend of Tiefenthaler, was released from the Waynne County jail Wednesday Wednesday noon' after Tiefenthaler wa: charged. Bert Keller, jr., Wayne County prosecutor, said, "We are now certain that Handy had nothing to do with the murder of Mrs. Tiefenthaler.' Tiefenthaler.' Tiefenthaler, appearing in court with his attorney, C. R. Richard on, waived his right to present evidence on his behalf during the arraignment and also waived his ight to have the state of Indiana present evidence in the case. Judge Ronald ordered Tiefenthaler Tiefenthaler held without bond pending an investigation by a Circuit Court Â·rand jury. Keller said the grand jury would not be called to investigate the Tiefenthaler murder case for at east two weeks due to the em- 'ezzlemenl trial of R. Alien Crye eginning Monday in Randolph lounty Circuit court at Winches- er on Monday. Mrs. Tiefenthaler was bludg- oned to death with a piece of dpe in her home at the northeast edge of Cambridge City. Her husband husband claimed, in a statement given given to investigating state police officers and the sheriff's department, department, that Handy killed his wife and struck him over the head three or more times as he entered his home for the noon meal. Handy told a different story and said that as he approached the Tiefenthaler home that day, as pre-arranged with Tiefenthaler, he heard the woman scream. He saic he entered the house and f o u n c Tiefenthaler standing over his wife with a piece of pipe in his hand. He said he grabbed the pipe from Tiefenthaler and struck him over the head before he ran from the house. Both men voluntarily took lie detector tests at Indianapolis last .bridge City, lie was willing in jail until the investigation Mrs. Tiefenthaler'i murder was completed. ^NOTE -- Article on page of this paper was printed above charges were learned.) week. The complete results of the tests have not been released by the investigating officers. Tiefenthaler had been confined to Reid Memorial hospital where he was treated for head wounds. A guard was placed over him during during his confinement. On Friday, Tiefenthaler attended his wife's funeral at Cambridge City and was taken to Indianapolis for the lie test following the funeral. After After he returned, he was questioned at length by the officers but continued continued to deny that he was his wife's slayer. Handj' has been held in the Wayne County jail since last Wednesday. Wednesday. He said, according to his attorney, David Feemster of Cam- VOLUNTEERS HELP BUILD FARM SHOP , MILTON-- The new farm addition to the Washington township school building here repres ents results of community co-operation. co-operation. The 45 by GO foot Concrete masonry unit was opened for use with the Opening of for the 1957-58 school year. Volunteer work at "work scheduled during the past year helped to cut construction costs in providing a new home for ocal vocational agriculture department. Community interest in project helped in realizing this goal, according to Mrs. Miriam 'aldwell, Washington Twp. trustee. trustee. "We are getting the shop organized organized and equipped and all ur vocational agriculture students have sop projects started," Jerry Montgomery, vocational agri- he Milton Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter said. r arm shop jobs are being given nore than normal time in the program since shop facilities have not been available in recent le added. Members of the local vocational .griculture advisory committee .elped Carl Hylton, former voca- ional agriculture teacher here, taking the initiative for the building program. Hylton, now enrolled enrolled as a graduate student at Purdue, co-operated with Mrs. Caldwell Caldwell in planning the farm shop addition and scheduling community help activities. The building unit includes a 24 by 30 foot a n d , a n L-shaped shop room 1,755 square feet of floor space. The advisory committee an. members of the FFA chapter to continue the self-Tielp program Members of the present voca tional agriculture advisory committee committee include George S e t ' chairman; Kenneth Sumwalt (FFA representative), secretary - treasurer; treasurer; Ben Singer, Bob Sims, Orschell, Lee Crawford, Ray Bertsch and Lawrence Burk. Mother sending small boy off to birthday party: "And don't forget -- when the party is over up to Lucy's mama and apologize." -- Ed Reed, The Register and Tribune Syndicate. Specialist to patient: "Medicine has made great progress, Mr. Smedley. We used to think your trouble was caused by teeth. we've progressed to the p o where we don't know what's ng it!" -- Lichty, Chicago Sun- Times Syndicate. Small boy to playmate, as pretty pretty little girl passes by: "Boy! If '. ever stop hating girls, she's the one I'll stop hating first!" -- leorge Clark, Chicago Tribnne- v T ew York News Syndicate.