The Delta Democrat-Times 11-16-59

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reasonable Con Prominent Kansans the dog the and dance tenant injured near The not on 3 4 No Motive For Murder Of Family Of Four industrial for today, since industry, the storm inches to Montana, remained managed hunters, Kent of they is H-1R GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP)-In a farm home far off the beaten path of this vast wheat area four members of a respected, well-to- do family were murdered over the weekend. Herbert. Clutter, 48,. his wife, Bonnie, 45, their, daughter, Nancy Mae, 16, and son Kenyon, 15, were bound hand'and foot and gagged. All were.shot in.the'head; Clutter's Clutter's throat was slashed. The victims . were slain by a shotgun. Neither the gun nor .the weapon .with' which Clutter's throat was cut has been found. Nothing iri the house drsr array. No valuables appeared to be missing^ Money, which Nancy had' placed in an envelope for church lay on her bedroom .'dresser .'dresser beside a diamond.ring-- The coroner, Dr. Robert Fenton, said Mrs". Clutter, and Nancy ap- Jarently were not molested sexually. sexually. He placed the time of death jetwcen 11 p. m. Saturday and 2 a. m. Sunday. . The Clutters gave a ride each Sunday to two of Nancy's school mates. The girls, Mary Ewalt and iusan Kidwell, stumbled on the lillings when they were driven to the Clutter home. Clutter was a founder of the Kansas Assn. of Wheat Growers. He was a past president of the National Wheat Growers Assn., president of the Garden City Equity Exchange, a director of the Consumer's Cooperative. President President Eisenhower appointed him in 1954 to the Federal Farm Credit Board. Clutter declined reappointment reappointment two years later. Nancy and Kenyon attended high school in Holcomb, a village of 270 population a mile from their home. Both were honor students. students. Nancy last week won the school's good citizenship award. The family apparently had been ready to retire when they were attacked. All except Kenyon were California Avenue, Leland, w a s disturbance. A classmate of Nancy's, Bo! Rupp, said he left the Cluttei home at 10:30. The Clutters had two othe daughters--Mrs.. Donald Jarchow 23, of Mmmt Carroll, III., and Beverly Clutter, 1 20,-a student nurs at the University of Kansas cal Center in Kansas City, Kan Driver Hurt As He Tried To Avoid A Hog And A Dog John D. Edmonds, 58, of 208 seriously injured today when he atempted to dodge a hog and and his car plunged from the Air Base-I.eland blacktop highway, a quarter mile from Feather Farms and six miles west of Leland. Edmonds, a fireman at Greenville Greenville Air Force Base, was en- route lo Leland when the accident accident occurred and the ear, a 1955 Pontiac, plunged into a ditch. Taken to City Hospital at Leland Leland in a Boone of Leland ambulance, Edmonds was reported by his physician to have suffered a spine injury. Chief Deputy Sheriff William Logan said Willie Killcbrew, who was in the car with Edmonds, escaped injury. Youth Plantation in pajajmas. The boy wore blue jeans and a while T-shirt. The bodies of Mrs. Clutter ant Clancy were in separate bedrooms. bedrooms. Duller and Kenyon were found in the basement. The home, seven miles west o Garden City, is nearly a mile away from any through road. The only persons living close by are the family of Alfred Stoecklein, who has worked 11 years as a farm hand for the Clutters. Sloecklein said he saw .the Clutters Clutters early Saturday evening, before before he and his wife and three children went out. They relumed Washington county officers to- 1 day renewed their search for Lee Butler, 16, Negro, who they say fled after shooting and seriously seriously wounding Charlie Smith, 40, also a Negro on Bamboo lation, 7 miles west of Leland, late Saturday night. The two Negroes, plantation workers, engaged in ment at a "Saturday night juke joint party", and Smith was in the side and in the back a .12 gauge shotgun, Deputy a .it gdUH£ snoigun, i^tuuiy ·it n j r i_ii · i \ A iff Ed Campbell of Leland said. Butler left the scene of the shooting and was the object of search Sunday by Deputy Campbell Campbell and renewed this morning. the assailant soon. about 9:10 p. m. They heard no Before he was shot and Deputy Campbell expressed be- lief Butler was in hiding some- where on the Bamboo plantation and said he expected to arrest

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  2. 16 Nov 1959, Mon,
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