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 - Dixon, Illinois, Thursday, June 5, 1947 DIXON...
Dixon, Illinois, Thursday, June 5, 1947 DIXON EVENING TELEGRAPH Begin Testimony in Murder Trial of 16- 16- ! Yr.-Old Yr.-Old Yr.-Old Adopted Boy Son of^ Missouri ' Clergyman Clergyman Accused of Killing Killing Church Sexton . St. Joseph, Mo. — Testimony in the murder trial of Stuart B. Allen, 16, adopted son of "an Episcopal Episcopal minister, began Wednesday in Circuit court here before a jury of 11 men and one woman , qualified qualified to bring in a vedict calling for the death penalty. , Allen, a bespectacled former high school honor student with a flair for flashy clothes is accused of first degree murder for his con fessed "urge to kill" slaying of John A. Frank, 5S, m the basement of fashionable Christ Episcopal church last April 1. The trial is expected to develop into a battle of psychiatrists over Allen's mental mental responsibility for the crime. Prosecutor O. R. Newcomer hinted at the impending psychiatric psychiatric struggle in his opening address address to the jury by asserting the state intends to prove Allen was "smart enough to know he had committed a crime." The defense objected to Newcomer's remark and was sustained by Circuit Judge DuVall Smith. Coroner Tells of Wounds Coroner B. W. Tadlock, a physician physician was the first witness for the "state. He gave a technical description description of wounds found on Frank's body, stating the sextion had been killed with hammer blows on the head and the body subsequently punctured in several places, with with an electric drill. ./ Allen, who yesterday treated the courtroom throng to his third sartorial sartorial outfit in three days, /showed nervousness for the first time •while Dr. Tadlock testified. Seated near his foster father, the Rev. James S. Allen, the young defendant defendant kept his eyes intently on the witness. Allen's garb was a sport outfit, green jacket, tan slacks, a striped shirt, and figured tie. Subpenas Nine Witnesses i Newcomer said he has subpened Babies Get New Shoes With joyous shouts Jap youngsters in a Tokyo school hail arrival of a shipment of shoes for distribution to pupils. They prefer these western-style western-style western-style shoes to the traditional wooden clogs, worn by Nipponese children for centuries. only nine witnesses for the opening opening phase of the state's case and may put only six of-'them of-'them of-'them on the stand. He expects tb complete di rect evidence before:' noon. Expert testimony on the insanity issue then expected to be offered by the defense, with the state producing its own experts in rebuttal. -In -In his confession. ; Allen told of experiencing urges several times to kill, but said he always had been able to overcome them unti April 1, when he "suffered a simi lar urge while alone iin the church playing classical music on the gan. •;• He said he went to the basement of the church, found the sexton his workship, and pretended to lose a coin on the floor so the ton would bend over to retrieve it. He then struck Frank with a hammer hammer and surrendered to a homicid al frenzy in which he sunk the hammer until he broke the handle, then discarded the broken weapon for the sexton's portable power drill. Poet T. S. Eliot Spots a "Worried Generation" Cambridge, Mass. — (AP) — Tra ditional Harvard indifference now has changed to "tenseness and worry." says Poe T. S. Eliot, class of 1910. Arriving from his English home tor a visit to his Alma Mater, Eliot described the student body as a worried generation." "Nobody ever seems' to stop working," he said, "it certainly was not like that in This Is Gonna Hurt ^^^^ ; : — NEA Telephoto John Albion nervously waits while doctor inspects buckshot wounds in his - face and neck before beginning to extract the shot. John was shot by an unidentified' gunman as he played in backyard of his Los Angeles, Calif., home. -NEA -NEA Telephoto Saloon Keepers Club Becomes Exclusive Butte, Mont. — ( AP) — Butte and its suburbs have 194 liquor selling establishments but a cently passed Montana law 40 as the maximum number for the area. This doesn't mean that any of the present places need close but no new licenses may be issued until 155 places have shut down. One man is reported to have spent between $15,000 and $20, Drought Threatening Grains in Germany Frankfurt. June 5 — (AP — American and German officials reported that drought is threatening threatening crops which Germany desperately desperately needs to meet an acute shortage. First photographs in natural colors taken under the sea were July 16, 1926. KLINE'S D E P A R T,M E N T STORE

Clipped from Dixon Evening Telegraph05 Jun 1947, ThuPage 9

Dixon Evening Telegraph (Dixon, Illinois)05 Jun 1947, ThuPage 9
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