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stringfellow murder - TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 1948 Murder Mystery Nearer...
TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 1948 Murder Mystery Nearer Solution Officers Locate Body Of Man Missing For Nearly 4 Years COLUMHUS, On., Mar. 23. (UP) —Authorities here l )c licved today they have cracked the four-year-old case of a three-state dope ring *hpse niembera bossed (he gangster style killing o( a man and woman who turned Informers, i The first break in th* long-unsolved long-unsolved case came wilh the discov- ry of a man 1 * skeleton In a. slial- . lime-filled grave In a palmetto wamp near St. Augustine, Fla. Sol. Gen. Pxi Wohhvender. Jr., • Bald the skeleton was Identified as that of Joh!i frank Sliingfel- low, who was murdered with injections injections of morphine and bullets by hired killers after lie gave police police information about a dope ring operating in Georgia, Florida and Alabama. Strlngfc'low had been Ibled us missing since 1944. Police held two suspects and said other arrest. 1 ! were expected in a .few days, They said they expect to find the body of a woman, also missing sfnce 1944, burled In the Jungles of South Georgia's fearful OkeJcnokee Swamp Wohlwender said he understood the woman had been beaten and choked to death, also as penalty lor informing on the dope pang. Sheriff E. K. Howell identified the two suspects now In custody ss Johnny McVeigh of La Grange, Ga., and Dave Walden, of Abilene, Tex., They have confessed to the killings, he said. Walden, listed as an escaped convict convict from a Georgia road gang. Is now serving a flve-ye«r term for burglary in Florida State Penitentiary Penitentiary at Ralford, Fla. Killers Received (1,000 Wohlwenrier said it had been learned that the killers had received received $1,000 for Stringfellow's slaying. Authorities declined to reveal the source of their lead, but It ft'as believed believed to have come from Walden, who is said to be living In fear.of his life despite his confinement at ^laiforri prison. i Pi Walden led officers to Stringfel- -ToWs lonely grave Saturday. Cnpt. W. c. McLemorc, chief of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, said Walden went .straight to the spot despite the four-year lapse. The skeleton was "in a perfect state of preservation because the killers used slaked lime Instead of <)Uick-llme In lining the three-foot grave. The Identification was made in Atlanta through examination of dental work. Sheriff Howell said officers know the approximate spot in the great Okefenckcc Swamp \vhere the woman woman is burled and Indicated an attempt attempt will be made to recover the body. The first lead to the case was obtained obtained by the GBI, Wohlwender . said and contained enough information information to bring about the recovery of Stnngfellow's body and to charge four men still at large with at least two murders. * Coroner Charles C. Mathls of St. Johns County, Fla., is to announce results of an Inquest Into Strlng- ^ellow's death today or Wednesday, jfc'ohhvender said. BLYTHEVTLLI (ARK.y OOUKIE1 Ahead-of-His Time? KLRB Sf*ks Injunction Against Indiana Union WASHINGTON, March 23. (UP) —Tin National ubor Relnlloni Board yesterday proposed a fed- mi Injunction that would restrain tht International..'-TjfSijraphlcal Union from amklni, from refining to bargain and from Imposlni "conditions "conditions of emplovintnl" on niani»- merit. Th« proposed Injunction was filed by the board with federal court at Indlnnapoll. The board ha« asked the court to issue »n Injunction ngalnst the Typographical Under the Taft-Hartley. l»w. Alter hearing! mid Iti. fllln« of briefs, the court asked both sides to lite proponed findings of f«ct. It also Bskrd the bonrrt to file • proposed proposed Injunction. Clarence Booth, businessman of Lakewood, N. J., is building an aloin-bomb-proof home. The hem. H «,n, h "b°vr ground and one floor below. II will be reinforced will, tons of steel nnd concrete It will be protected .gainst atomic radiation by glass-like tile, ami against poisonous eases by an air- proof locking door syslem. Chicago Welfare Officials Seeking Solution to Modern Indian Problem CHICAGO. March 23. (UP)- Busy, 'had come down from Ihe woods ID bustling Chicago, which thought iis ; take a look at Hie bright lights of troubles wilh the noble red man • the city, Rose said, ended at the Fl, Dearborn massacre, j "Then there's thp case of a nine- found a new Indian problem on lls '. year-old girl and her olsht-venr- hands today. | old brother," the commissioner Ten little Indians from the Nortn continued. "The full-blooded Wm- Woods are looking for new home.'; ne^ at * rt vn«iv,«... ««^ r«n— here, the City Department of Wei- rin .._ _ „„,.„ fare disclosed. j years ago. Things went fine for a It Is the lirst time in the depart- | while until the mother started mental history that the city has had drinking. Finally she became an so many jndian children on its j alcoholic and the father took to hands, according to Commission- t the woods again." er A. E. Base. • i The' papooses are included in a "Their parents were the victims ] total of 100 children for whom- the of too many bright lights and may- department Is seeking homes this be a little to much 'fire water,'" ! month. Rose said. i The papooses range In age from j Buhhlequm Definitely 2 to 9. They were tinned over to i »j-« / li i the Welfare Department by the Ju- | NOt tor Monkeys vcnile Court, which decided that their parents were unable to care for them properly. Rose appealed for help in finding , illcv lel suitable foster homes for the little i keys. "And SAN ANTONIO, Tex., March 23 IUPJ— High school students gummed gummed things up at the 700, liierally. They fed bubblegum to the mon- Indians. "They are normal children whose own hor been hit by misfortune," he said. "All are waiting in temporary homes lor placement with foster parents who will show a. sympathetic understanding understanding of their problems." Five of them are from one family, family, including Millie and Mauri, three-year-old pure-blooded Winnebago Winnebago twins. ' , [ Their father came here from the Wisconsin woods to do war work, Hose said. But when the war ended, ended, work was too easy for an In- i dian to find. With two other children children to support in addition to the five, the family sunk deeper and ' deeper into poverty. | "The big city was just, too much i now zoo director Fred ican j SUlk ls hnvi "B trouble trying to The first portable electric oil well drlllinj; rig is capable of boring boring Iwo mile.! into the earth Weighing 18 tons, it's twin-master derrick reaches as high ns a 12- story, building, it can be telescoped, telescoped, folded and moved along the highway. Chances Slight That Hope Will Get an Underpass LITTLE ROCK, Art.. March 22. CUP)—The City of Hope wan given little encouragement today' on Its request (tint the State Highway Department Department build an underpass at Its came Hllzcl strecl crMs j nB at tne Mls _ R ««» sourl Pacific RMlroad. The street is a portion of State Highway 29. Chief Engineer Alf; Johnson jjid the project was not) programmed and that all current' federal funds have been allocated. Under terms of the federal air! bill now pending in Congress, ho said money for the con.ilrurtlon would not be available before July ' 1049. "In the meantime we ttoulrl bo glad to survey the situation, make a traffic count and present the mutter mutter to the commission when I*, meets," Johnson said, He declined to estimate the cont of the project, but hc'sala similar bridges cast between $150,000 »nd 5200,000 Ht this lime. Under federal aid regulations, a railroad deriving benefit from an underpa-w or overpass is billed for 10 per cent of the construction cost. Johnson said that if and when the new bill is passed, Arkansas can expect to receive $7,510,000 annually annually in federal aid funds for three yenrs beginning July 1, 1M9. ENJOY THE BEST IN PIT BARBECUE! AT THE— v Ram«la Antodll, a plant round In Malaysia, bean a giant flower, three feet In dlnmeler, and has no wems or IPIWM. For MORE BETTER Mart than 80,000 «Wte/ In rural armat B»H in fh« lent 2 in any pr«vraui 2-ytar continuing. W»hope, tvintually,

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  1. The Courier News,
  2. 23 Mar 1948, Tue,
  3. Page 21

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