Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on July 2, 1951 · Page 3
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 3

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Monday, July 2, 1951
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MONDAY, JULY 2, 1957 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, TLLTNOIS IRWIN, TRAPPED BY POLICE, TURNS GUN ON HIMSELF New Jersey's Greatest Man* hunt Ends with Suicide of Desperado. LEGION CROWNS QUEEN By As»oclat«l Pr«j« FLEMINGTON, N. J., July 2 — Meek-looking Warren Lee Irwin ended his bloody career of murder kirlnap and rape by firing a bullet into his brain in a rain-drenched clump of poison ivy. The target of New Jersey's greatest manhunt was found shortly after noon yesterday — sprawled on his back, a trickle of blood still oozing from a .38 caliber bullet hole in his left temple. The body of the 27-year-old desperado lay about one-quarter of a mile from where he abandoned 17-year-old Caroly Barker, his last captive, and plunged into the woods to escape capture Saturday. State Police and FBI Agents said Irwin definitely killed himself, thus carrying out his grim vow that . he'd never be taken alive. The comely high school girl, kid­ naped by Irsvin in Washington Thursday night and ravished six timos during her 41 hours of captivity, was not told of his suicide. She was taken back to a Washington hospital Saturday night for rest and treatment. Mother Breaks Down In Detroit, his toifworn mother of 59, Mrs. Marie Irwin, heard of his death over the radio after voicing the hope he'd be taken alive. She broke down in uncontrolled sobs and secluded herself in her room. "No matter what he has done he is still my son — my only son. I still love him," she told newsmen while the hunt was on. Two volunteers in a Piper Cub plane spotted Irwin's body almost 24 hours to the minute after he took to the woods in this quiet west central Jersey farm town. The spot had been gone over time and time again by members of the heavily - armed, shoot-to- kill search party hastily organized Saturday. His scarred face was splattered with blood. Near his left hand lay the .38 caliber revolver he used to terrorize Miss Barker. The thick, rimless' glasses that gave htm the appearance of a student were nearby. Seventeen years ago, when Irwin was a boy of 10, his father, a postal clerk, died the same way. He committed suicide while awaiting trial on charges of stealing from the mails. Greatest Jersey Manhunt The greatest manhunt in Jersey history had its beginning in Washington, D. C, last Thursday night. Wanted throughout the midwest for murder and kidnapping, Irwin 1 came upon a car parked near the ' Washington monument. In it were Miss Barker and her 19-year-old boyfriend, Lawrence Gilbert. It was her 17th birthday. He had just given her an engagement ring and planned to take her back to the home of her uncle where a gay surpris party was being arranged. Abducts Girl Irwin shattered all the plans. He shoved a gun at the frightened couple and forced Gilbert to drive to Virginia. There off the main road, he raped the terrified girl while Gilbert helplessly watched a few feet away, bound by adhesive tape. Shortly after, Irwin let Gilbert go after threatening to kill the girl it he told police before 24 hours elapsed. Irwin and Miss Barker spent that night in a small Washington hotel. He forced her to submit to him four more times. Friday they went to Philadelphia by bus and then to the Warrington, Pa., home of Irwin's uncle, George Brewer, a 42-year- old engineer. At gunpoint, he forced Brewer to drive him and the girl back to Philadelphia to pick up a bag he had checked in a bus station. Steals Uncles Car When they returned to Warrington, Irwin pushed Miss Barker into Brewer's car and headed toward New Jersey. Two New Jersey state troopers, John Smith and Marion Ofiara, spotted the car at about 12:30 p. m. Irwin had just crossed the Delaware from Pennsylvania. They gave chase and drew near the edge of a hunting preserve owned by state milk industry director Arthur F. Foran, eight miles from here in Mt. Airy. Irwin, desperately trying to elude capture, swung the car into a dirt road, just missing a ditch. He jumped out of the car calling for Miss Barker to follow him. She ran toward the officers as Ofiara opened fire on Irwin. He darted into a tall wheat field and disappeared. Wanted For Murder The man who started on his career of crime by stealing money from In is mother as a boy, was wanted I'm" the murder of a farmer's wife in Oxford, Mich., on June 8 and kidnaping another woman in Detroit, June 19. RESTORE PEP, POWEK PERFORMANCE! REBUILT ENGINE Any Make—Any Type LINKON'S AUTO SUPPLY 308 SOUTH 10th STREET Mount Vernon, Illinois Miss Anita Grooms, a Mt. Vernon high school sophomore, is crowned queen as the climax of a popularity contest conducted by the colored Leroy Simmons Post 952, American Legion. Post Commander James Hamilton conducts the coronation ceremonies. Miss Grooms, an honor student at the high school, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tolbert Grooms of 522 Grand Avenue. Miss Thelma Gladness, a high school sophomore and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Cheatham of 419 south ISth street was runner-up. Finishing third was Deloris Webb, a Mt. Vernon high school senior and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Webb. NO WARNING AS 50 DIE IN PLANE CRASH Airliner Completely Demolished When it Hits Mountain in Clouds. By Associated Press FORT COLLINS, Colo., July 2. —Investigators piecing together the story of Colorado's worst air tragedy believe the 50 persons aboard a United Air Lines DC-6 had no warning death loomed in the cloud-shrouded rockies. None lived to tell of the final moments Saturday on flight, 610, making its first San Francisco- Chicago run after a 10-day pilot strike. But there was the incomplete post card some passenger had been writing: "I am feeling better already ..." And the hands of one flight officer, still clenched as though gripping controls. And the woman with her arms hugged over her face where she clasped them as the mainliner plowed full force into Crystal Mountain. The bodies, torn apart like the broken plane and gathered gently yesterday, are benig identified in the National Guard armory here, a makeshift morgue under military guard. From the scorched spot of the first impact, the trees along the fresh cut were festooned with bits of aluminum, dolls, clothing, letters, roses and red carnations from the Cargo. From the air, one observed said it was "pretty in an awful sort of way . . . like a Christmas tree all covered with tinsel." CAA officials said the demolition was the most complete they ever encountered. There was little fire. Only one tiny body was intact, apparently that of il-month- old Ruth Morse. TIME TO BUY LIQUOR IS NOW from the only Liquor Store in Mt. Vernon. East Side Square - FREE DELIVERY.. PHONE 100 or 708 Free Parking in Rear FREE PARKING We Have Added a Large Parking Area West of Our Store Located at- 1501 WEST BROADWAY We Will Gladly Carry Your Order to Your Car! BRACY'S BRACY'S 2 BIG STORES TO SERVE YOU! 234 - 236 South 9th Street 15th and Broadway SPECIALS FOR TUESDAY OiVLY LEMONS 432 Size.... Doz. 29* JUMBO CANTALOUPES « Each 15* ALL POPULAR BRAND CIGARETTES _._Pkg .18' MAXWELL HOUSE COFFEE ' , 87' SKINLESS FRANKS FRYING CHICKENS Cut Up If You Wish ..... . Lb. 55* CHEESE FOOD i Box 73* SLICED BACON .ib. 39* THANK YOU For Making Our Formal Opening Sale A Record Event In appreciation of your excellent response and due to the fact that Classman's made tremendous buys In large quantities for the Formal Opening we are continuing to offer many of these items at our now proven "Record Value Prices." So Hurry — While present stock lMts for these buys can't be duplicated. SUMMER MATERIAL I SUMMER DRESSES One lot plaid gingham, Broadcloth, Cham* bray, Dotted Swiss, Cotton Crepe. Values to 69c |C yd. Two-piece butcher linen handsomely tailored In striking tones of pink, aqua, pale blue or navy. Sizes 14 to 20 and .14'/* to 22«/i. Values $«0 to $10.98 J TEEN DRESSES Picolays, ginghams and taffetas Desired styles and colors. Sizes 10 to 16. REGULAR TO $8.98 $roo MEN'S OXFORDS Brown and blue canvas, heavy cushion rubber soles. $ V NECKWEAR Men's Handsome Hand Tailored Neckwear. A Rainbow ol Patterns and Colors. $1.00 VALUE 2" $ 1 COVERT WORKPANTS Slight Irregulars. If regular, these pants would sell for' $3.29. For Formal Opening Only— $|69 Pr. WASH SLACKS I CANNOM MILL TOWELS Men's Sanforized Wash Slacks in neat, cool summer stripes or checks. Large Size Range—Val. to $4.98 $144 JUST L Extra thirsty double loop bath towels. 20x40, size. Regular 79c value. KHAKI SHIRTS LADIES' SWIM SUITS NYLON HOSE POLO SHIRTS Men's knit Polo Shirts. Large Men's tough khaki uniform Flashy One-Piece Two-Tone First quality nylons — assortment of colon and pot* shirts. Slight irregulars — A Flourescent Day-Glo Colors. 51/15— terns. terrific value at $2.98. Vol. to $8.98 $1.00 Values $1.98 Volu« $199 $?88 64* Pr 2 F " % joo Red Cross SHOES Ladles' Summer styles In novelties. Sensational values. Reg. to $11.98 $£90 SHOP THESE UNSURPASSED VALUES AT . . . GLASSMAN f MEN'S DRESS HOSE Cottons, rayon* lisle*. Reg. «• #•'(« values. Im**. 121 NORTH 9th 4 rot

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