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Kennedy of strategic missile foot by the police as they landed Fleeing Bank Bandits Kill CHP Office! 3 Suspects Nabbed ,, ,, - i Professor Frederick C. Barg$44.000 bank robbery yesterday were arrested early h day and the Sacramento police said one of them SACRAMENTO--AP--Three men suspected of a mitted killing a California Highway tried to stop them as they fled in a stolen car. Officers said Roger Mealman of Marysville, Yuba County, admitted the slaying after he and Robert Lee Burns of The Dalles, Ore., were met Canaveral. missile as il the sky a to Gemini Virgil a Apollo flew port, miles support day. aboard a chartered plane flown 'rom Reno, Nev., to Sacramento. Mealman denied, however, that he took part in the robbery, the police said. The two men carried a suitcase full of money, the police said, lad I from it was Dorm a small reasons. indicate the 22 The the an and were armed. Burns on him a traffic ticket written last night by the slain officer, 33 year old Glenn W. Carlson. The third suspect, Clifford Raymond Patterson, 29, a parolee from Oregon State Prison in Salem, was arrested in Truckee, Nevada County, near the scene of the killing. He confirmed that Mealman fired five shots at Carlson after the officer stopped their car. Carlson was found dead near the California-Nevada state line shortly after the Bank of America branch in Sacramento was robbed yesterday just before its 6 PM closing. The officer apparently had stopped a car containing the three suspects for speeding and then again after a radioed license check showed the vehicle had been stolen. Asked if he knew he had killed Carlson, Mealman said: "Sure I knew it. I drove 'lim right across the road," Mealman said he fired before the officer had a chance :o draw, "because I didn't want to be arrested." Both Mealman and Patterson told officers that Carlson was shot with a Luger pistol. The police said the bullet that killed Carlson also pierced a copy of the citation he had given Burns. A taxi driver who drove the trio from Tahoe City, Placer County, to Reno, tipped the police after he returned to Truckee and heard of the officer's death and the bank robbery, the Sacramento police said. The stolen car had been abandoned earlier in Tahoe City, the police said. Mealman and Burns were traced to the airport where they chartered the plane. Patt e r s o n was arrested in Truckee after he took a taxi back there from Reno, the police said, and the driver became suspicious. Patrol officer who! i j j j AP Wirephoto Glenn W. Carlson--Shot down in Sierra. Pope Seeks Settle Bitter Council Dispute VATICAN CITY -- UPI -P o p e Paul VI intervened openly in ecumenical council proceedings last night for first time to try to resolve a bitter dispute between conservatives and liberals that has been holding up council work. The p o p e summoned four cardinals he appointed to run the council, the council presidency and the coordinating commission to a meeting at the Vatican. No a n n o u n c made afterward of what discussed, but council sources said one major topic was liberal - conservative dispute over such q u e s t i whether bishops should share authority with (he pope in government of the church, whether it should establish an order of deacons who would be free to marry. Several w e e k s ago council, in five test votes, these proposals in proved principle.