The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on June 10, 1954 · Page 20
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The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana · Page 20

Indianapolis, Indiana
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Thursday, June 10, 1954
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-Till KSDAV, JLNE 10, 1931 THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR TAGE 20- Latvyer Under Bond In Murder Plot Dies . .... .nmiui4iiwim' or-.u wwwm 1 - Lake Wales, FU. (AP)-Em-mett Donnelly, a lawyer accused pf plotting to kill three wealthy persons by means of a hired gunman, was found dead yester- , day. He w as an apparent suicide. The 61-year-old Donnelly was discovered by neighbors' children lying beneath a clump of pninsettia flowers at his home. Officers think'he put a shotgun, which was lying at his side, into his mouth and fired. Tart of his heid was blown off. Donnelly and Willard lliir-" den were arretted nn charge ' of conspiring; to kill for profit K. II. ierlah. 81. anil Mrs. Ryrd T. Koach. 51. both of I.aUe Wales, and Mrs. Louise (lark llawle), about 5(1, of Orlando. The two accused men were released on bond and apparently Donnelly had not discussed -the case with anone before thp shooting. Sheriff Pat Gordon said Don-Jjelly and Durden obtained services of a trigger man who in turn became an informant for investigators in the suspected murder plot. IN VESTIGATION n f f i rials said Donnelly's alleged motive was an opportunity to profit by his position as confidential attorney for all three intended victims. Here were Donnelly's positions, as explained by ol finals, with his three clients: 1. Gerlach Donnelly at one time had full charge of his affairs, but Gerlach changed at-tornevs some time ago when Sheriff Gordon told him his life wis threatened. Anions; Donnelly's papers weie two notes totaling $31', 000 made pavahle to Donnelly on Gerlarh's death. Gerlach acknowledged his true signature was on the notes, hut said he did not remember signing them and did not owe Donnelly anything. . 2. Mis. Hawley Among Donnelly's papers was a will signed by Mrs. Hawley leaving him her jpntire estate. She likewise said it was her signature but she did not knowingly sign the will jsnd did not intend to make Donnelly her heneficiary. Presumably Gerlach and Mis. Hawley signed Ihese documents while signing a numher of routine papers. .1 Mrs. Roach Donnelly was Horse Riders To Challenge Old Records Colorado Springs, Col. I INS - Modern men will ride hordes along old pony express routes next, week to challenge a 01-year-old record set when President. Lincoln's inaugural address was carried by horseback across 1he nation. The event will highlight the 19-it national Junior Chamber of Commerce convention to start Monday In Colorado Springs. Modern-day counterparts of the old pony express riders will he members of sheriff's posse of Ogden, Vtah, and Kansas City, Ka. One group will ride relay fashion from Ogden through Wyoming and southward into Colorado. The other group will tiavel across Kansas into Colorado. TIIK KANSAS RIOK.KS will rover 611 miles in an expected 55 hours Th riders from Utah plan to spend 57 hours traveling over fi04 miles of rugged terrain. The pony express rernrrt was set in IXfin when riders averaged 10.6 miles an hour in making a 1,906-mile trek In seven days and IT hours. The Ogden tenm hopes to average )'! miles an hour, while the Kansas team plans a rate of II miles an hour. Kaeli team will he composed of 25 horses and riders making the dash between lelay stations along the routes. The relay stations will he simulated by hauling the relief horse by truck one or two hours ahead of the rider "carrying mail." Other trucks coming along will pick up the horse and rider and bring them on in to Colorado Springs. Relays in the original pony express were about 10 miles apart for horses, hut. they'll be much closer for the modern race since horses aren't as well conditioned. (ADVKRIISHIFNT) Weary Feet Perk Ud With Ice-Mint Treat Whtn left burn, r-a1tnuv utinf and very tp in torture, don't just groan and lift not hinR. Hub nn a lit t It Irp-M int. Frosty whit, c ream-lilt t, it moling, soothing comfort help Hrtvt th fir and pain right out . . , tired mura relax in Rrratrful relief. A world of diffrrrnca in a few minutes. See how medicated Ire-Mint with anothing lanolin help aoften up forna and rallome) too. (iet font happy Uday, the Ice-Mint way. At all drurffiitfl. Moore & Kirk Mortuaries "Dignity With Economy', ' Northeast Chapel Colonial Chapel 2510 Stotioo 5t. CH. 154 College at Fmrheld TA 6056 sole executor and trustee without bond of an estate of about $300,000 left by her husband five years ago. She received one-third of the estate and the other two-thirds went to various charities. Kelly said payments to the charities under the will hve been delayed apparently unnecessarily. It is the theory that with Mrs. Roach out of the way Donnelly would have no one to question what Rnirh'i evaet intentions about payments to charities were. Officials aKo are checking the posoihility that, heipiests to charities in Mrs. Roach's will, made at Donnelly's augges-tion, are to Dummy charities which lie eont rolled. As far as Durden's motive, the investigators said Donnelly's papers included canceled checks showing he had paid Durden .59,050 since the first of the year and that. Durden had given no satisfactory explanation for such payments. Area Declared Slum To Aid Health Plans The Indianapolis R e v e 1 o p-ment Commission yesterday adopted a formal resolution de-claiing the area around General Hospital a slum and voted to begin condemnation procedures after no rcmonst rators appeared to protest. The area, hounded by Coe. Hiawatha, Michigan and Locke Streets, will he turned over to Indiana University and General Hospital for expansion of health facilities. buildingisbeingplannedby CMF A $7,01)0,000 medical science building is being planned by the I. IT. Medical Center for part of the condemned area lying south of Walnut Street. Dr. D. Van Nuys, medical school dean, said the university will let construction contracts on the mammoth project by September. General Hospital plans to develop additional facilities in the area north of Walnut Street. John W. Walls, eeeutive-necretary of the redevelopment commission, said It will he necessary to buy me 1X5 parrels of ground In the area either hy negotiations or condemnation procedures. A survey has been completed and valuations placed on all the land that will have to he acquired, he said. CollWr (radiialcs Of Recent Yeats Have More Babies Washington (l'1'i -- Married college graduates have been in the' midst of a "baby boom'' in recent years that far surpasses the number of children produced by graduates of 15 and 25 years ago, it was reported yesterday. The Population Reference Bureau, Inc. of Milton, Mass., began a study of the fertility of college graduates in 1916, car rying their survey back to the 19'JO's. The fertility nf college graduates has increased every year since 1916. the survey said, "and the increase is greater among men than women " "Married graduates of the class of 1941 already average more children, only 10 year after graduation, than graduates of the class of 1921, 25 .ears alter graduation," the survey said. liguies this year from 173 rolleges and covering 31,000 graduates show that men out of college 10 years have almost as many children as men in the class of 1929 after 25 j ears out of college. The survey said the increasing fertility reflects improved economic conditions, better opportunities to start, homes, and graduates marrying younger than thev did in the 1920's and 1930's. Sinking Cement Finishers Reject 15-Cenl Offer Striking members nf Cement Masons Local 532, AFL, voted unanimously yesterday to turn down a 15-cent hourly pay in crease offered Tuesday by the Indianapolis Building Contrae tins Association, union officials re ported. The cement finishers, who have been getting $2.52 'a an hour, have asked a 50-cent hourly Wyatt I.. Brans lord, union husiness represents tive, said no more meetings have been scheduled with the contractors' group. 5 t t 1 i ifr ? if I "si.. ' 1 1? en v vtf V S? I? s U U L5 L , I1 "if , y z k ' S ' -y ( , s 'S y yi y v vl I yl i i I fx1 7 J r""i 1 uu IT fAHS ClTT llfWINO COMPANY, IOUISVIUI ' it " y V . 'y 'P Sy iyys 4 'v . 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