The Brownsville Herald 11-16-59
Four Murders n Â»Â· n Policemen Baffled Â·^ ** for t of a wealthy fanner, his wife and two teen-age children at their showplace home here. Â«* _ , ----- ..... * : Â·Â·- "vu.ii: J I HJ ICJUUU rOUDCIy 3S Saturday night or early Sunday, motive hut the possibility of . , ..hooling Clutter h.s wife. Bonn*, grudge killing Â·b. and their children Nancy. 16.1ve 5 tig a .od. Liberty Bank Has LBJ Endorsement HOUSTON (UPI) --Senate -Ma- countries which choose Capitalism Jovlly Leader Lyndon B. Johnson Sunday went on record in favor o a "Liberty Bank" to provide in vestment capital for imdeve.opcc Obituaries LAWKEXCB WILLIAM KEXN'AHU Mr. Lawrence William Kennard, Kennard, 73, ol Route 2, Brownsville, died at 4 p.m. Saturday. Mr. Kennard Kennard was a retired commercial artist of Chicago, 111. and since Sept. 3948, had been associated with the Cactus Motel, .formerly Ch.irro Courts, lie was a member ol the Knite and Fork Club, Masons, Masons, and of the Molel Owners Association. He is survived by a niece, Mary Agnes Pepper of Shrcveport, La.; and a nephew, \V. K. Pepper ol Logansport, La. Services were held at 11 a.m. today at the Delta Chape] wilb burial in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens. charge of the arrangements. Delia Funeral Home was fn LEOXAHD T. COULTAS Mr. Leonard T. Coultas, 75, of ; 331 Rentlro Blvd., died Saturday nighi at his he,-ne. Air. Couttas , had resided in Brownsville Â· lor the past two years, lie svas a . member of Central Christian Church and , thc Loyal Ordqr. ol ' Moose ol Villa Grove, HI. Survivors include his wile, Mrs. -Mary E. Coultas; a daughter, Mrs. A. R. Lcidendiker of Bcl- Â· Ifiire; Â« son, Thomas Coultas of . Grapevine; five brothers; throe sislcrs; and a grandson. . Services and burial will be held Wednesday in Moweaqua, 11. over Communism. Johnson called for Ihe to establish the) _ also was being 'esligalcd. Shot One By One More than 50 officers including agents from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation were assigned tracking down Hie slayer, who apparenlly woke the Clutlcrs their sleep, trussed and gagged, Ihem, and shot them one by One of the possibilities under 1 vestigation was lha( (he killer [known Jo the family and posing as a pheasant "antler was a prominent tWOK Fuher Wn t*ivfÂ» nn 1 i ,1-- -*Â·Â»Â»Â· Â· Â·Â· tu Â«i I ' j u i J I M mil lo the lak-of ralsl* theU,^ ^ standards to ours--or else wo shall )Â« forced to lower our stand- irds to those set by Communist designs," Johnson said in n speech at an Israel bond sale dinner. Poses Challenge Johnson posed this challenge: "Hie century will go to Mint system system which sets tile standards the world's billions aspire to reach.., Ihc biggest events are coming in the smallest nations. We arc neither patrons nor participants." "I feel It would be possible for free nations to establish together vlmt might be called a Llberlv Bank--from which nations tha choose freedom might draw the nveslment capital for the first 30 years of their independence " he said. fme that il's di/ficull to envisage a possible motive," said Finlcy County Attorney Duanc West, rmc of the townspeople who !Â«Â·- lleres the theory of a grudge Wiling Is as good as that ol a prowler, or psychopath. "Maybe il's a better thiin most," he said, theory 'Men who fight (licit- way lo reedom are worthy investments. Ve must make certain that there s a tangible and visible pain lor nations which choose freedom.'/ Advocate.) Change Johnson said that during (he SCO's "we shall need to underage underage the most substantial revision n our nation's foreign policies ind national programs. We must welcome tree nations now heyond 'Ur sphere into full status ncmbers of the community of reedom." He said that what needs saying most wherever Americans gather s this: "Come on. let's go. The century s In the balance. Tlie heavens ire within our reach. A world ot abundance is wilhhv our capahil- ;ies, A world of pence Is within our probabilities. Come on. Id's go." There was no evidence ol Mc entry. Townspeople said the Clutters customarily lelt their doors unlocked in this peaceful s farm community In thc of one of Ihe world's rich- Ps l nU? cat iu ' cns - Clutter owned a 1,000 acre ranch here and leased additional farmland. Found In Ila.SE-niciU Kenyon's body was found on the basement floor. On a couch in another room of the basement officers found thc body of his night clothing. upstnii-s, were Both, like Ihc mother and daughter in their beds ' bound and gagged. Thc women were in their clothes, hut Nancy, a high school honor student, also was wcnrlm- socks and mocassins. Neither Clutter nor the B i,-l had been sev- ually molested, officers said The gun with which the fttmil was slain was missing, and th Â·shells whose charge tore throug Uic head., of the four victim were not found. The lime of vas established at between 1 p.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. nay. A neighbor, Nancy Ewalt IB. who called at the house Sun toy morning to join the Clutte nmily /or church, said no light vcrc on. The telephone cord hai been cut.