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2—A THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS THURSDAY, JANUARY 27l$W DEATHS Harry Samons Dies; Retired Policeman 161 U.S. Road Deaths I Bv Harry Franklin Samons, 80, of 314 Broadway, died at. 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at Hickory Grove Manor Nursing Home, where he had been a resktent for the past five weeks. A retired Ml. Vernon polieman, he was active on the police force for 10 years. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Myers Chapel, with the Rev. A. B. Clodfelder and the Rev. Roy Van Horn officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The body will lie in state at Myers Chape], where friends may call after 6:00 p.m. today. Mr. Samons was born July 6, 1888, in Jefferson county, the son of James E. and Cora (King) Samons. He was married to Rosa May Underwood, who survives. He is also survived by one son, James C. Samons of Mt. Vernon. Mr. Samons was a member i i^'ecl ma il of the B.R.C. of A. and the Po : licemen's Benevolent and Protective Association. THK ASSOCIATE » PRESS Traffic accidents claimed a coord toll of lives for a one-day i New Yciu''; observance during i the holiday period which ended -it midnight Wednesday. Late reports pushed the co KV to 151 early today. The record for a 30-hour New Vear's period since World W'.ir II had been 160, set in 1957. This also was the most recent time the holiday driving; period ran 30 hours. Mail Hijacked At E. St Louis i ETST ST. LOUIS, 111. (API- Police said today they have found no traces of 22 bags of mail stolen Tuesday sight by a gang that hijacked a U.S. Mail truck and abducted its driver. The driver, Elmer W. Hedges, was later released unharmed in Saguet, south of East St. Louis. The mail sacks contained first c.'ass mail, air mail, and magazines, a postal employe said. Tie hijackers overlooked a ;;mall pouch containing regis- Markets Mt. Vernon Hog Market Opened at 50c lower. Closed at 1.00 lower. The top was 18.25 and 18.50 for 200 to 220 lb. meat type hogs. The" top was 18.00 for 220 to 230 lb. meat type.hcvrg. Sb\Vs were 12.' I Boars were 9., After li: prices. ' Nixon Goes To Game; Gets Physical Exam Josephine Green Funeral Today In Wayne City Funeral services for Josephine Green, 84, a resident of 1he Schumm Nursing Home in Bluford, were held at 2 p.m. today at the Richardson Chape] in Wayne City Burial was in the Ten Post Oak Cemetery. Mrs. Green died at 12:54 p.m. Tuesday at the Fairfield Memorial Hospital. She was born in Jefferson county Dec. 13, 1884, the daughter of James and Martha Lane Waller. She was preceded in death by three husbands, Virgil Mark- hiuri, William Hutchison and Gletcher Green. She is survived by one son, Henry Markham of Lincoln; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Evans of Keenes, 111., and Miss Dorothy Hutchison of Lincoln; one brother, Archie Waller of Fairfield; one sister, Mrs. Inez Martin of Belleville; four grand- grandchildren, seven step grand children and one gre^i grandchild. Hedges told police he was en- route to a branch post office vv.ien a car bumped into the rear of his truck. He said when he got out of the truck to investigate, he was confronted by two men, one of them armed. Hedges said the two men forced him into a car and bound him while confederates removed the mail from the truck. The truck was later found parked in an alley behind a downtown restaurant, police said. Son Of "Runt" Bishop Dies Jack Bishop, 50, son of former Congressman C. W. "Runt" Bi- fchop, died at 8:20 a.m. yesterday at the Veterans Hospital in Marion. Mr. Bishop was a resident of Washington, D. C. The body was taken to the Riggins Funeral Home in Carterville. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday in Carterville. Driver Escapes Injury After Car Turns Over Terry M. Nixon, 16, Rt. 3, I Mt. Vernon escaped injury early I Wednesday morning when the ! car which be was driving mis- i sed a turn and rolled over at | least once. j Police said Nixon was trave- j ling northwest on Shawnee j -.it-eet and failed to make a! curve to the right and ran off j I He road, rolling over. Damage ! to the auto was estimated in I ex :os-< of ?100. The accident oc- j cuvred at. 12:04 a.m. Wednesday- I H. W. "V-yl-v. 1501 L"inar, told ! police his car was struck by | •in r'''v ' • rarly Wed- 1 r-.ovning. '. r-rid lv i'i'.rkcci his Eagles Club Parking : i ; Prairie, about micl- V.'hen he returned later, --"z-} the ct'.r had been ! rvJ had been struck by ' • :[). Damt'.ge was esti- 1 i i excess of $100. Hospital Notes Jefferson Memorial Admitted: Archie Lec Fairchild, 1301 So. 12th. Discharged: Willie Lucille Cranford, Macon, Ga., Paul E. Bernard, Bonnie. Voyle Gorham, 208 North 10th. Elizabeth Mooengham, 1112 Welkins. Mt. Vernon Grain The following prices were •;uoted in Mt. Vernon this morning. Wheat 1.23. Soybeans 2.49. Corn 1.08. Chicago Produce CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mercantile Exchange-Butter about steady; wholesale buying piices unchanged; 93 score AA 6CM; 92 A 66%; 90 B 65%; 89 C 60Vi; Cars 90 B 66%; 89 C 62. Eggs seady; wholesale buying prices unchanged; 80 per cent or better grade A whites 49; mediums 47; standards 41; checks 28V2. ne^d; J: 'it. m -v< ITl • Good Samaritan Admitted: Merritt Hale, McLeansboro. Sherri Owens, Route 7, Mt. Vernon. Eeuhih Beasley, 204 South 2nd. Vt-'rnon Jones, Route 4. Mt. Vernon. Terry Patterson, 1410 North 10th. Estcllo Page, 506 South 7th. Harold Beckham, 1209 South 25th. Debra Klein, 315 North 15th. Dorothy Lee Jones, 1407 South 9th. Patricia Ann Modglin, 1113 Wescott. Mary Haley, Waltonville. Leonard J. Witger, Salem. Peggy McAdoo, Bonnie. Hubert Payne, Route 2. Mt. Vernon. Howard Wilkey. Belle Rive. George Stovall, 1016 Lamar.. John Scroggins, 1501 Cherry. Melinda Mae Lee, Route 6, Ml. Vernon. Rebecca Sampson, 015 Lamar Lizzie Nadolski, 1208 Conger. Sandra Pace, Route 7, Mt. Vernon. Discharged: Sophia Hick, DuBois. -Tick Owens, 60S South 17th. Hubert Roof, 101?. South 25th. Dorothy BrummiU, Bonnie. Wel/ie Hensley, Fairiield Rd. Emil Fornexo, Jna. Ernest Howard, S35 South 19th Ben Frank Elliott, 608 South 3411-,. Tillie Reginald, McLeansboro. William Pritchcll, 2803 Fisher Lane. Fred VVedemeyer, 520 Jordan. Vernon Jones. Route 4, Mt. Vernon. i Beulah Mick, 921 Warren. 1 Elizabeth Long, 523 South 15th Dale Brookman, Di.x. .lean Teal, Belle Rive. Marshall Bryant, 3205 Cherry. Xa'.'.l Lovan, 312 Walnut. ivjimun Purcell, 1104 South 23. d. Eva Dobbins Joseph David Martin, 1112 Charles Eldridge, Schumm Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. 111. (AP) — Estimates for Friday: hogs 6,500; cattle 200. calves 50; sheep 250. Hogs 9,500; U.S. 1-2 110 head 210-220 lbs 20.00; U.S. 1-3 200240 lbs 19.00-19-75; sows, U.S. 1-3 300-400 lbs 15.00-16.00; U.S. 2-3 400-600 lbs 14.50-15.00; boars 12.00-13.75. Cattle 900; calves 75; slaughter steers, good to choice 24.00 -27.50. slaughter heifers, good to choice 23.00-26.50. cows, utility and commercial, 17.00-19.50; canner and cutter 15.00-18.00; bulls 20.50-22.00; choice vealera 37.00-40.00; good 30.00-33.00; good and choice slaughter calves 17.0 -23.00. Sheep 500; wooled slaughter lambs, choice and prime 26.C0- 27.50, choice 24.00-26.50; shorn slaughter lambs, choice and prime 26.50-27.00, wooled slaughter ewes, good and choice 6.00- 8.0O. St. Louis Produce ST. LOUIS (AP) — Eggs, consumer grades: A large 45-48, A medium 43-47, A small 28-31, _ oj B large 38-42; wholesale grades, and said an 80-yard touchdown LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Pres- i(i,'nt-elect Nixon gets his first thorough physical examination \i, 14 months today. A spokesman described it as a routine checkup. Nixon is seeing Dr. John Lun- ncn of Long Beach, his longtime personal physician, for an examination expected to last orout 2*2 hours. Lungren traveled i>'rth the President-elect IVtop campaign and said ic candidate's health was nt. Is assistant Ronald L. Zie- JleT^said the visit to Lungren was routine. He said Nixon has such a checkup about once a J ear. Nixon was to drop in later at a luncheon honoring Lt. Gov. Robert H. Finch of California, who js to be his secretary of health 1 , education and welfare. Tonight, the President-elect and his wife will go to Anaheim for what is billed as a welcome home to his native Orange County. That is being held at the arena of the Anaheim Convention Center, and it apparently will amount to a testimonial rally. Attends Rose Bowl Football fan Nixon went to the Rcse Bowl in Pasadena Wednesday, watched Ohio State University defeat the University of Southern California, and said both were great teams. "A great game," Nixon said. He said USC mistakes—a rash of secosd-half fumbles and interceptions—made the difference. The score: Ohio State 27, USC 16. "They were a little better just a little, a little stronger in the line," Nixon said of Ohio State's Buckeyes. But Nixon maintained his neutrality. "I'm happy because Ohio State is happy," he said. "I'm sad because Southern California is sad." Nixon had a football analyst at his side, former Oklahoma <oach Bud Wilkinson, a friend and political ally. Their wives sat beside them. At halftime, as Nixon and his party walked across the field from the Ohio State to the Southern California stands, Mrs. Nixon posed for photographs tvJth the Rose Bowl queen. "Two queens," Nixon said, smiling. He traveled to and from the Rose Bowl by Marine helicopter, landing on a golf course be- •••iie the stadium. Back at the Century Plaza Hotel, he stopped to chat about the game with firemen on duty for his landing, Good Samaritan Slain By Thief ST. LOUIS (AP) — Raymond .Sansoucie, 30, stopped his ca ar.d gave chase to a purse siratcher after witnessing an at tack on a woman. Moments later, a shot was henrd. Sansoucie fell in an alley, His wife, Ruth, 24, who was in the car with three of their four children, hurried to th scene. Witnesses said Mrs. Sansouc'',' arrived only to hear her hu sband sav: "J love you." He was pronounced dead a short time later. The thief got away with the purse of Mrs. Maude Robinson, a widow. It contained $6. The incident occured New Year's Eve and the Grand Jury Association of St. Louis announced Wednesday a drive tc set up a trust fund for Mrs. Sansoucie and her four children, Howard, 1; Raymond, 3; Deborah, who was 5 Wednesday, and T.immy, 7. Mrs. Sansoucie is expecting a fifth child. Elmer Rosenthal, president of the Grand Jury Association, said, "This man made the ultimate sacrifice for society. I think society owes his family something." Sansoucie, a Ford Motor Co. employe lived with his family at Cadet, Mo., a rural community about 60 miles southeast of St. Louis. BLAIBERG CELEBRATES HEART ANNIVERSARY (Continued From Page One) life, the cheerful, 59-year-old Blaiberg said. "I feel even better than I did years before the operation." Blaiberg got his new lease on life last Jan. 2 when Dr. Cnris- tiaan Barnard and his transplant team conducted the operation at Cape Town's Groote Schuur Hospital. Blaibuerg was asked if he had any difficulty in deciding to go through with the operation. "It was a piece of cake," he said. As for the future: "I don't give it a thought." Blaiberg also planned a dinner celebration for the day. 7 Illinois Road Deaths By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Accidents on Illinois highways and streets over the New Year's holiday killed seven persons. The death count began at p.m. Tuesday and ended at midnight Wednesday. The body of Ogie Rutherford, 53, of Sims was found along a rural road near Sims Wedncs- day. Police said Rutherford was struck and killed by a car he had pulled from a ditch. Melvin A, Rude, 55, of rural Baileyville was killed Wednes day when the car he was driving was struck by an Illinois Central freight train at a crossing near his home. Thoma7 Deerwoster, 17, of Wapella, struck by an auto Tuesday night while walking along Illinois 51 in Heyworth, died Wednesday in a hospital in Normal. State police said the driver of the car was Robert B. Johnson of Clinton. Victor S Mannahan, 35, of Louisiana, Mo., was struck and killed by a car Wednesday while he W3S changing a tire along the Hannibal cutoff south of Illinois 57 near Quincy. The driver of the car did not stop, police said. Maurice Vincent, 52, of rural Macomb, was fatally injured Wednesday in a two-car collision on U.S. 136 east of Macomb. Two other persons were also injured. Charles Barney, 23, of Venice, was killed Wednesday when the car in which he was riding crashed into a concrete abutment in Venice. Mary Rae Wagner, 26, of ar- ring, was fatally injured Tuesday night in a twocar crash on Illinois 59 near Burlington. CASUALTY LIST DOWN IN VIETNAM (Continued From Page One) miles north of Saigon was hit by about 65 mortar rounds. Casualties and damage were light, officers reported. Viet Cong gunners also opened up on U.S. Navy river boats moving South Vietnamese troops along a Mekong Delta canal. Ten Navy men were wounded, and South Vietnaese casualties were described as "light." Enemy casualties were not Appellate Court Affirms Ruling In Libel Sui The Apellate Court in Mt. Vernon lias ruled in favor of a newspaper in a libel suit in St. Clair county. The suit, filed July 27,1967, was Doctors Convalescent Center, Inc. vs. East Shore Newspapers, Inc. The St. Clair county circuit court dismissed the libel suit and the plaintiff appealed to the Appellate Court. The plaintiff, which operated nursing home, charged that newspaper of the defendant published libelous accounts of conditions at the nursing home and its operation. Among the patients at the nursing home were subnormal and mentally retarded children, some of whom are wards of the state In affirming the circuit court' ruling the Appellate Court con eluded that the trial court was correct in dismissing the suit "for want of a sufficient complaint. One of the three Apellate judges, George J. Moran, wrote dissenting opinion. The other two judges of the district are Edward Eberspacher and Joseph Golden hersh. standard 41-43, medium 37-39 unclassified 22-23 Hens, heavy 15; light over 5% run by Southern California's O.J. Simpson was a classic. Later, the Nixons, the Wilkin- Ibs 9; under 5V* lbs 6; broilers sons and Finch had dinner at and fryers 25.75-26.25 Chicago Grain CHICAGO (AP) — Wheat No 2 hard yellow 1.44%n; No 2 soft red 1.38%n. Corn No 2 yellow 1.21%. Oats No 2 extra heavy white 73%-74V 2 n. Soybeans No 1 yellow 2.62.% Soybean oil 8.34n. WalT~Stre«t NEW YORK (AP) — The stock : market started 1969 with a I crackling rally. Prices were I substantially higher early this afternoon. Gains outnumbered losses by more than 300 issues on the New York Stock Exchange. The Associated Press average of 60 stocks at noon was up 1.3 at 358.6 with industrials up 3.2, rails up .2 and utilities up .2. Gains of fractions to 1 or 2 points predominated in the list. The market rose from the start and, without the benefit of any particular news. Brokers saw the market as responding to normal renvestment demand and to the absence of tax-loss selling which was carried on right to the closing day of the 1968 market. The market was deeply oversold in September, some analysts said, and a technical rally i was to be expected even if the 813 South 23rd. j market sags later because of artin 1119 I -.-i—"-- • • - • Japanese restaurant in the hotel. Jury Sets Price For Land On 1-57 Access A jury in circuit court this week set a price of $700 on a parcel of right-of-way on Ashley Road, on the access route to the 1-57 interchange. The ruling was a result of a condemnation suit filed by the state to acquire the right-of way. The suit was against Karen Oiloff, and others. The state and defendants agreed on prices to be paid on other parcels contained in the original suit. New Heart Man Watches Games CHICAGO (AP) — Hospital spokesmen said Chicago's first successful heart transplant patient, Ervin F. Cramer, was continuing to show improvement and his body was showing no signs of rejecting the heart. Cramer, 50, a fromer boilermaker from suburban Stickney, spent New Year's Day watching football games and parades on television at Presbyterian- St. Luke's Hospital. Doctors termed Cramer's condition Wednesday as "essentially an improvement over the previous report" the day before. Cramer received the heart Friday of Reymundo Montez Jr., 24, who died from head injuries suffered in a light in a tavern. De Gaulle Hikes Price Of Petrol PARIS (AP) — Gasoline pi ices went up today to the franc equivalent of 85.65 cents a gallon as the government posted increased taxes on a wide variety of consumer goods. The austerity measures are designed to siphon off buying power to halt inflation. Ycu'h Admits rry ra" Painting , The prices of automobiles | uncertainties over high interest i wore raised by 5.8 per cent, rates and tight money. j Similar increases hit various Nur.d:,g Home, Blulord. I exchanges — ^ 1 S °° dS lnClUding radi ° a " d telGVi ' 708 South 12th. " it eTson One of at least two Mt. Ver- :1flism in Ihe city Sunday arid vT -wJay nights. The father of one of the yiiiths brought the boy to the police station Wednesday where tie 12- yeqr old admitted thai he was involved in the spray painting of cars, homes and buci^o SS establishments in the western part of Mt. Vernon. Police Chief Fred Dedman said charges are pending. 'iT.i: M',<ck .\V::1 Caiwford, Bonnie. Elaine Moore Bell. Soyna Williams, VVoocllr.wn. i.5etty Gi'oh tale. , Willette Hawthorne, 1105 So.! brokers believe, and eliminate jone factor of uncertanty. returned to a full five-day week, although trading hours were shortened to four hours from the previous five and a half. The absence of a 19 Webb Hill Es-mid week closing day will lend 'continuity to markets, many sion sets, applicances, photographic equipment and tranis- tor radios. Irmc-s Donoho, Salem. Cv.v'.'a Smith, 1016 Virginia. Helen Darnell, Waltonville. Shetta Beundge, 210 North 12lh. Slierri Owens, Route 7, Mv. Vernon. Lay Ion Aldridge, 5 Cherry. James Oderkirk, 1804 Franklin. Etta Quint:, 1310 Jones. BIRTHS Circuit Court Traffic fines assessed in circuit Court included: Lee E. Rhoads, Mt. Horeb, Wis., $10 on charge of driving too fast (for conditions; Walter Stinman, and Mrs. Gaylo Nunnery | Chicago, $25 bond forfeited on charge of improper passing; Dwayne E. Wickstrom, 311 Perkins, $10 on charge of no valid vehicle registration; Con- Mr of East St. Louis, 111, are the parents of a daughter born at 4:05 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in Good Samaritan Hospital. She weighed four poutfls and 12 ounces. I Del E. Webb, up 1, clmbed to the top of the most active list, helped by a string of big blocks. A company offcial said he saw no reason for the strength in the stocii. Lubrizol, off a fraction, placed among the active leaders through a block of 116,700 shares. Steels, motors, aerospace issues, and tobaccos were among the strongest groups. The Dow Jones industrial average at noon was up 6.21 at 949.96. Prices advanced! on the Amer ican Stock Exchange. ILLINOIS DRIVER LICENSE LAWS CHANGED (Continued From Page One) NEW YORK (AP) — Dow Jones noon stock averages: 30 Indus 4.6 up 6.21 . „ ,20 Rails 271.83 up 0.23 me Boswell, 3116 Central, $15 15 UiUs 136.85 off 0.32 on careless driving charge. 65 Slf cks 342.16 up 1.12 for 30 days when he leaves his license as bail and fails to appear in court. —A license can be revoked when the secretary of state has good reason to believe that physical or mental disorders would prevent a driver from operating a motor vehicle safely. —Revocations or suspensions also are authorized if a driver is convicted of auto theft; convicted of a felony in which a motor vehicle is used; convicted of reckless homicide or manslaughter resulting from operation of the vehicle; convicted of leaving the scene of an accident in which someone was injured or killed; convicted of rape, crime against children or nature, or soliciting in the streets. i known. In Cape Town, Blaiberg sad*3 Yanks Released North of Saigon at the U.S. 24th Evacuation Hospital, three 21-year-old American soldiers freed by the Viet Cong on New Years's Day were eating heartily and preparing for a quick return home. A spokesman said the three would' complete their preliminary debriefings today and would probably be aboard an evacuation flight to the United States early Friday. They are Spec. 4 James W. Brigham, Ocala, Fla.; Spec. 4 Thomas N. Jones, Lynnville, Ind., ond Pfc. Donald G. Smith, Akron, Pa. Major Escapes They were preceded by Maj. James Rowe, of McAllen, Tex., the Special Forces officer who escaped Tuesday from five years of imprisonment. He left early today. AP photographer Horst Faas, who witnessed the transfer of the three enlisted men near the Cambodian border, said Jones and Smith were worn and pale and Smith had swollen feet and a slight limp. An Army doctor who examined them at the hospital said their general condition was satisfactory to good and all three "appear to be in full control of their mental facilities." Doctors said Rowe also was in good condition. He smiled when an Army photographer snapped his picture. Heard Choppers, Ran Newsmen were not permitted to talk to any of them. However, the U.S. Command revised its earlier report that said Rowe was freed by troops of South Vietnam's 21st Infantry Division. A spokesman said Rowe heard the roar of American helicopters supporting South Vietnamese troops in the Mekong Delta, "overpowered an armed enemy guard and escaped." He fled to an open area and was picked up by a helicopter crew. A Special Forces adviser to a South Vietnamese unit, Rowe had been listed as missing in action since his unit suffered heavy casualties in an ambush in the delta on Oct. 29, 1963. Plane Missing In Mexico With 22 On Board TAMIPCO, Mexico (AP) — A search is under way for a chartered Mexican DC3 missing since Tuesday with 22 passengers and four crew members aboard. Airport authorities at Tampl eo said the plane was carrying employes of the Mexican gov ernment oil monopoly, Petroleos Mexicanos, from Reynosa to New Year's holiday in Tampico, Radio communication with the aircraft was lost shortly after if took off from Reynosa, on the U.S. border opposite McAllen Tex. Bad weather anci low clouds hampered the search until Wednesday afternoon. N.Y. TOWN IN PANIC; 5 WOUNDED (Continued From Page One) he took a glass of wine Wednesday, his first since the operation. "On that score you're behind' me, - ' Blaiberg was told by the Rev. Charles Boulogne, the French Dominican monk who is No. 2 in length of survival for heart transplant patients. "I'v* been drinking for a long time now." The two men talked briefly in a Paris-Cape Town telephone hookup arranged by a French radio station. Boulogne received his new heart last May 12. Except for a crisis that almost required a second heart transplant and kept him in the hospital 118 days last summer, Blaiberg has led a fairly normal life. He drives his own car, goes swimming, attends shows, receives visiting celebrities and several times a week has friends to tea at his apartment. However, he still walks with a slight limp and 1 has to follow a strict regimen, including 10 minutes taking medicines four times a day. He has a medical checkup twice a week but no special attenton. Blaiberg was given the heart of Clive Haupt, a 24-year-old mulatto factory worker who had died of a brain hemorrhage. Blaiberg went home from the hospital on March 16, 74 days after the operation. He was back in the hosptal May 24 with a liver complaint that was diagnosed as hepatitis. Lung complicationi; set in, and by July 6 Barnard had decided to perform a second heart transplant. On that day, Blaiberg recalls in his book "Looking at My Heart," he told his wife Eileen: "You know as well as I do that this is the end of the road." Then he was given injections of antilymphocyte serum and by the next day was on the way to recovery. He was released from the hospital Sept. 2<f 1 Remsen shootout said Mae Lachlan never uttered a word. Near blizzard conditions had hampered the search, which was concentrated in a 20-mile radius north of Westernville in one of New York state's snow belt areas. Roadblocks had been thrown up for miles. There were only three roads into Remsen, however, and the hamlet has a state police station. The search area was marked by roads made almost impassable by the 14-inches of snow that fell since Tuesday. Police vehicles found the going tough and state troopers took to snowmobiles—small snow-going vehicles normally used by winter sportsmen—to search the hundreds of empty hunting cabins and summer homes in the area. In Westernville, which has no police force of its own, the residents, about 1,000, were in a state approaching panic. Word of the slayings spread quickly. Most residents were awake, with lights out. Many who owned guns got them out. "I'm not going outside," one resident told a telephone caller. "I've got my gun here and I'm not going outside until daybreak. Everybody in town is up and everybody is scared, scared to death." The father of the dead boy, James Pepper, died three years ago of a heart attack. Mrs. Milton Pepper, grandmother of the boy, said her husband had suf- fex-ed a heart attck last year and had not been told of the tragedy .She said she would call a doctor before telling him of what happened. "It's going to kill my husband," Mrs. Pepper said. "It's going to kill him." Mrs. MacLachlan's body was found in the snow about 20 feet from the house of her parents. The body of Mrs. Ringrose was in the living room of the house and that of Barbara Ringrose was in —another room. A family spokesman said the Ringrcses had been visiting the Turkes but left earlier Wednesday to return to 1heir Tupper Lake home, about 100 miles northeast of here in the heart of the Adirondacks. They were forced to return for the night by the near-impassable roads. Hollywood Mystery Daughter Of Actress Murdered HOLLYWOOD (AP) — The pretty 17-year-old daughter of an actress and a novelist, home on Christmas vacation from college, was found slain late Wednesday at the bottom of a thickly wooded ravine. . Dark-haired Marina Elizabeth Habe, daughter of Hans Habe of Zurich, Switzerland, and Eloise Hardt, was last seen when she left on a date Sunday night "She was definitely murdered," said Sheriff's Lt. Norman Hamilton who was at the scene when the body was recovered. However, he said ithe cause of death would not be announced until after a coroner's autopsy. Witnesses said there were no visible marks on the body. "A lot of detectives have some ideas on this," he said, "and we want to hold off until we can investigate tiiem. It's important that this body be properly examined." No arrests were made, but Sheriff's Lt. Harold White said an alarm had been issued for a car seen —near the girl's home early Wednesday morning. He said the male driver tried to molest a woman. The girl's home in the Hollywood hills is located about four miles from the ravine where Marina was found. Officers said the ravine, clogged with thick brush, is off Mulholland Drive, a road known as a lovers lane. Plush homes dot the hills. Nearby are houses owned! by singer Robert Goulet and former presidential press secretary Pierre Salinger. Purse Found A search party found Marina's body about 30 feet down —a slope. Searchers went there after a woman walking on Mulholland Drive reported finding a purse. In it were Marina's compact, credit cards and a small amount of money. Searchers said the ravine was so overgrown with brush that a helicopter circling the area for days did not spot the body of the petite, blue-eyed girl, aspiring to be an artist. Marina's body was still clad in the brown slacks and fur- trimmed coat she wore when she left to visit John Hornburg, 22, a family friend, in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles Sunday night. Sheriff's Lt. White said the girl had been dead since early Monday morning. Homburg said he and Marina met two other couples at a night club on Santa Monica Boulevard about 8:30 Sunday night. They returned to his home about 11:30, and Marina left by herself about 3:15 a.m. She was headed! home—usually a 20-minute drive. Mother Saw Man The girl's mother, an actress who last appeared in the film Games", said she heard noises outside at about 3:30 a.m. She heard a loud auto muffler and , saw a man about 20 years old standing next to her daughter's small foreign car in the driveway. Suddenly, Miss Hardt said she saw a black sedan back out of the driveway. It stopped and the man climbed into the passenger side shouting something like: Let's go," the mother said. A search was begun, and relatives said they suspected the girl might have been kidnaped. Marina's parents were di- worced more than 10 years ago and the mother is remarried. The girl lived with her mother until after she was graduated from Los Angeles High School last May. She was home on Christmas vacation from the University of Hawaii. BOB SAYS: WANTED APPLICATIONS FOR REGISTER-NEWS CARRIER BOYS Immediate Openings For Routes Ranging From 50 To 150 Papers. 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